Out & About: Arctic Animals, NW Authors, Wine & Wetlands

Are you looking for some fun things to do in and around Seattle this weekend? I have found few ideas that could deliver fun.

Saturday, November 17th:

  • Arctic Animal Play day at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (Tacoma)
    The zoo would like you to come and play the Arctic way! The zoo and aquarium will be highlighting how polar bears, muskoxen and Arctic foxes stay cool all year long with fun toys and treats to keep them active and stimulate their natural behaviors. Buy our tickets online and save up to $2.50 per ticket. More information.
  • To warm up for the event, watch polar bears migrate live on explore.org.
  • Holiday Book Fair with NW Authors at the Phinney Neighborhood Center (PNC)
    Whether you are a reader or you know someone who loves to read, stop by the PNC on Saturday from 3-6 p.m.  to find books for sale, listen to authors read or get your books signed. The NW authors include; Jamie Ford, Jim Lynch, Erik Larson, Garth Stein, Erica Bauermeister, Stephanie Kallos, Kevin O’Brien, Jennie Shortridge, Carol Cassella, Randy Sue Coburn, Laurie Frankel, Bob Dugoni, Sean Beaudoin, Dave Boling, Lynn Brunnelle, Suzanne Selfors, Deb Caletti, Boyd Morrison, Bernadette Pajer, Bharti Kirchner, William Dietrich, Mike Lawson, Tara Austen Weaver, Kaya McLaren, Clare Meeker, and Peter Mountford. Proceeds from each purchase will support TeamReads and the Phinney Neighborhood Association. More information.
  • 20Something Wine . The New Vintage
    Don’t miss Washington winemakers pouring their favorite wines, plus the trendiest chefs serving up culinary treats at Fremont Studios from 6-10 p.m. ($50). This is your chance to get up close and personal with winemakers, taste their top picks and learn what makes Washington wines so special. There will be over 30 wineries, a handful of restaurants, and the Darek Mazzone spinning music. More information.
  • Give your ears an early listen on Tuesday night on 90.3 KEXP or online atKEXP.org.

Sunday, November 18th:

  • Wetland Wild Walk
    Bring your boots and indulge in a two hour wet whirlwind walk to find out how wetlands, bugs, birds and people intertwine to make a zone of life. Meet at Carkeek Park’s model airplane field parking lot. Contact Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center at 206-386-4236 and a staff person can register you for the program of your choice.

If you are looking for more of a hibernation approach to the weekend, register for our upcoming Beard and Stache Fest and help raise money for Treehouse.

-Amy Ball is a Blogger for The World is Fun