What’s Happening In The Seattle Area This Weekend? | May 20

Hey there Seattle!

Wondering what’s going on this weekend? I made it to Costco this week and bought some leggy tomato plants for the garden!  I have been so busy this spring, I am falling behind on my planting.  My kids area eating June Berries and chives and we got the tomatoes in… But thank goodness for perennials… the raspberries are looking big, green and a little bit jungly!

What are YOU doing this weekend?  I would love to hear what you are up to!

Emily

****** FRIDAY, 05/21/2021 ******

1) Online: Pet Extravaganza and Appreciation Event

Do you have a wonderful furry, feathered or scaly friend you’d love to introduce to new friends from the safety of your home?  Join other pet owners online for this special pet event. The Tacoma public library is hosting an online event where you can meet others and hear about their pets and show off your own!  Tell that special story that makes everyone laugh or realize how awesome they are! If your pet has crossed the rainbow bridge (passed away), honor them by showing off a photo or a drawing and share their story.  If time allows after the parade of pets, we’ll enjoy activities all about animals! 

Price: FREE
May 21 – 7:00 – 8:30PM

https://bit.ly/3fmtWTS

2) Spring Bloom Garden Tour at Chihuly Garden and Glass

Dale Chihuly has a marvelous art gallery – museum and store – featuring his glassworks at the foot of the Space Needle in downtown Seattle.

Learn more about this one-of-a-kind setting for Dale Chihuly’s vibrant artwork during their Spring Bloom Garden Tour. This complimentary tour (must pay regular admission) is led by an Exhibition Host who will answer questions and share more about this lush outdoor space.

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 2PM

Chihuly Garden and Glass
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109-4623

Price: Tour Included with Admission ($19–$32; ages 4 and under free) or Membership
https://bit.ly/3opT3cz

3) Online Class: Introduction to Portrait Drawing For Adults

In this workshop taught by Noel Sherrard, deepen and expand your portrait drawing abilities with a step-by-step instructional demonstration. Noel will focus on approach, facial proportions and lots of handy tips.  Ages 18 and older.

May 21, 2021 @ 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Price: FREE
https://bit.ly/33NOKOJ

****** SATURDAY, 05/22/2021 ******

1) DIY Bike Repair Workshops in Everett, WA

Sharing Wheels Community (SWC) Bike Shop is a non-profit organization that invites bicycling enthusiasts from the community to come in to tune up their bikes (and get some help) every week.

You are welcome to come in from 2 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays for 30-minute do-it-yourself maintenance and repairs on your bike.  The staff will have time to help with advice, tools, and any parts you might need to purchase. There’s a bike pump, some free used tubes, and basic tools available.   If you need serious help, call ahead to make an appointment.

Weekly on Tuesday and Saturday
May 8, 2021 – September 28, 2021
Price:  FREE
https://bit.ly/3ovT66v

2) Children’s PlayGarden Open Play

The Children’s Play Garden in South Seattle is designed to be an all-abilities playground, food garden, park, and petting zoo for children of all ages and developmental abilities.  It is wheelchair friendly.  They provide camps and programs throughout the summer and invite the public to come and play at the dates and times designated below.

No fees or registration required.  Just come and play!

Saturday, May 22, 2021 @ 10:00a.m.–2:00p.m.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 @ 3:00p.m.–7:00p.m.
Saturday, May 29, 2021 @ 10:00a.m.–2:00p.m.

Seattle Children’s PlayGarden
1745 24th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144-4624

Price: FREE
https://bit.ly/3fvgVal

3) Online: Pizza-Making Class!

This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn how to bake the perfect pizza at home. If you have a pizza oven, that’s great, but they’ll show you how to achieve the same results without one, too.

What you’ll learn:

– sourdough pizza (dough hydration, flour, flavor)
– how to pack flavor into the pizza dough
– fermenting the dough
– how to shape the pizza
– how to get the open airy crust
– oven temperature
– using a home oven vs. using a pizza oven
– getting the leopard spots

Sat, May 22 · 3:00 PM PDT
PRICE:  $20.00
https://bit.ly/344zb5r

****** SUNDAY, 05/23/2021 ******

1) PAWS Walk: Youth Edition – Raise Funds From Home For Animals In Need Of New Forever Families

This independently-implemented fundraiser for the PAWS animal shelter in Lynnwood, WA is especially for teens!  Over a 21-Day period starting May 23, kids and teens can walk miles and raise money for our favorite pets and wild animals!  

Register and start fundraising as an individual youth or create a team with your friends.  And don’t forget the swag…youth walkers receive a cool t-shirt and pet bandana.  These will be great “ice breakers” to help you talk up your work with your neighbors while out walking!

For every mile a youth walks and logs during the three-week event, a generous sponsor will donate $1 to the help the animals at PAWS. 

Participate in weekly challenges! Each week during the 21-day event, youth can complete a PAWSwalk wellness challenge to unlock a special $5 donation to help the animals at PAWS. 

Sunday, May 23, 2021 @ 7:00a.m.–9:00p.m.
Monday, May 24, 2021 @ 7:00a.m.–9:00p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 @ 7:00a.m.–9:00p.m.
PRICE: $25, Recommended for 16 and under
https://bit.ly/33Pm9bw

2) Renton Girlfriends Just Want to Have Fun! (40+)

This group is for ladies.  This Sunday they’re taking a stroll in the park, but they do all sorts of different activities.  Join the club, meet new friends, get out of the house and get a little zip and zest back into your life!  

Check out their Meet-Up Page for more information.

https://bit.ly/3eS02rh

3) Ranger-Led Hike at Lewis Creek Park

Join a Bellevue Park Ranger to explore the natural and cultural history of Lewis Creek Park.  Look for signs of local wildlife and learn what to do when encountering animals in the wild. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. This hike’s difficulty is rated as easy (1 mile with approximately 50 ft elevation change).

RSVP required by 3 p.m. Friday, the day prior to program.
Sunday, May 23, 2021 @ 10:30a.m.–11:30a.m.
Lewis Creek Visitor Center
5808 Lakemont Blvd SE
Bellevue, WA 98006

Price:FREE
https://bit.ly/3u18yc8

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They have friendly staff, a good selection of produce, wine, groceries, coffee, and deli too.

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Let me know what you’re going to do for fun this week, and have a great weekend!

Emily Cressey
Let’s Go Seattle! 

PS: If you have an event you’d like for us to include in the future or if you’d like for us to feature your local business, please reply back to this email with more details! 

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Let’s Go Seattle is a Community-Based Newsletter brought to you by Emily Cressey, a licensed Real Estate Broker with HomeSmart Seattle Real Estate Associates in Washington State who wants you to get out and enjoy where you live! 

Click here for all our past articles about Fun Things To Do In Seattle, WA.

Emily Cressey

Emily Cressey is a real estate broker residing in Lake Forest Park, WA who services the Greater Seattle area including Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Lynnwood, Kenmore, Bothell and Edmonds, WA.

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