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Weekend Planner: Thanksgiving Harvest Market, YTN's Sleeping Beauty and Book Fairs at Island Books

Check out our top picks for the activities and hot spots to hit this weekend.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.

Mercer Island Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work, outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore.

  • Where/When: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sun, Nov. 20 at .
  • Why Go: Mercer Island Farmers Market returns with a very special Harvest Market just in time for Thanksgiving. Vendors will bring the best from local farms, ranches, orchards, bakeries, kitchens and fishing fleets — even fresh "heritage" turkeys from Crown S Ranch (click on the short video attached to this story). Pick up your turkey, baked goods, veggies and all the fixings you'll need for Thanksgiving dinner. Shop and receive a free basket and wrapping to create your own Holiday Hostess Basket. Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Other activities include the Children’s’ Table, Master Gardeners, a Sampling Table and live music to shop to.
  • Pricing: Admission is free.

  • Where/When: 9:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Friday and 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday at .
  • Why Go: Island Books is hosting evening book fairs to raise money for our local schools this Fall. Stop by this Friday and get some of your holiday shopping done, meet other parents and friends, and enjoy a glass of wine and an appetizer while you help support the Learning Lab Cooperative. The West Mercer Elementary Book Fair is on Friday and the St. Thomas School Book Fair is on Saturday.
  • Pricing: Admission is free. A portion of every purchase will be donated to the Learning Lab Cooperative.

 

  • Where/When: 7 p.m. on Sat, Nov. 19 at .
  • Why Go: Join the Lyric Arts Ensemble, a Bellevue based chamber choir, as they present a free concert this Saturday at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. The concert will feature varied choral and chamber choir music from historical masterpieces to new contemporary works. Stick around after the concert for a complimentary cookie and coffee reception.
  • Pricing: Free.

  • Where/When: 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday at .
  • Why Go: If you haven't seen the Youth Theatre's production of Disney's Sleeping Beauty, this weekend is your last chance. So grab the kids and introduce them to the wonderful world of musical theatre.
  • Pricing: Tickets range between $13 and $15.

  • Where/When: 2 p.m. on Sun, Nov. 20 at in Bellevue. 
  • Why Go: The City of Bellevue will offer a free screening of a new film about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold. During the screening Leopold’s youngest daughter, University of Washington Professor Emeritus Dr. Estella Leopold will talk about the film and the work of the Aldo Leopold Foundation. Enjoy the show!
  • Pricing: Free. Space is limited. To secure a seat, call 425-452-6885 and request registration for course #59335.

  • Where/When: 7 p.m. on Sun, Nov. 20 at the Auburn Performing Arts Center.
  • Why Go: Join Warren Miller Entertainment this Sunday for the first screening of its 62nd annual winter sports film, Warren Miller’s Like There’s No Tomorrow. Narrated by Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley and shot on location on five continents, Like There’s No Tomorrow celebrates the moments that make up a perfect winter.
  • Pricing: Tickets are $21. All attendees will receive a voucher good for offers from Whistler Blackcomb, Big White, Silver Star, Sun Peaks, Mt. Bachelor, White Pass, Alyeska, Crystal and Sturtevants.

  • Where/When: 7 p.m. Sun, Nov. 20 at the .
  • Why Go: This ain't your mama's cabaret! Aunt Dottie & Nephew Aaron will be bringing their unique brand of all–ages improv, comedy and music to the Renton Civic Theater this Sunday. Not sure what to expect form Aunt Dottie's Sing-Along? Check out this YouTube clip to get an idea of what you're in for.  
  • Pricing: A portion of the proceeds will go to the Red Cross.

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