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Mercer Island Presbyterian Church's Benefit Show and Auction and More: Weekend Planner

Check out our picks for the top activities and hot spots to hit this weekend, March 9-11.

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

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.

We know you have your favorites that we missed. So share the goodness in our comment box below.

  • Where/When: 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at .
  • Why Go: Join the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church this Saturday as they hold their annual Benefit Show and Auction. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to an array of silent auction items that are one-of-a-kind, unique and special. The evening’s entertainment will be provided by local teens as they play, act and perform a broad variety of musical and thespian pieces.
  • Cost: Tickets are $10 per person or $25 a family.

  • Where/When: 7 p.m. on Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10; 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, at .
  • Why Go: Join the Youth Theatre for the opening weekend of their newest production, Urinetown. This hilarious musical tells a tale of greed, corruption, love, revolution and is sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats throughout the show.
  • Cost: Tickets range between $13 and $15. Appropriate for ages 10+.

  • Where/When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at .
  • Why Go: This unique sale kicks off the local plant sale season. The sale is known for its unique specialties, spring ephemerals and treasures not readily found elsewhere. For more information, visit www.n-p-a.org.
  • Cost: Admission is free.

  • Where/When: 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at .
  • Why Go: The Central Sound Regional Science & Engineering Fair is an annual science and engineering competition for 9th- through 12th-grade students in King and Snohomish counties. The general public is invited to view student projects and take part in science and engineering activities this Saturday from 1-3 p.m. in the gym, then stay for the awards ceremony at 3 p.m. View the full fair schedule and learn how to enter at www.bellevuecollege.edu/sciencefair.
  • Cost: Free.

  • Where/When: 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, at  in Bellevue.
  • Why Go: Join the Northwest Arts Center this Saturday for art, games, music and all things green. This event is suitable for children between 2 and 5 years old. Don’t forget to wear something green!
  • Cost: $22 for residents and $25 for non-residents.

  • Where/When: 4-8 p.m. on Friday, March 9, at  in Kirkland.
  • Why Go: Join Simplicity Decor this Friday to get a sneak peak at the arrival of new Simplicity spring treasures. Come sip and snack while 20 percent of the proceeds from your purchases will be donated toward uncompensated care. Plan to have happy hour,  dinner, or enjoy an art walk  in downtown Kirkland and then  swing by Simplicity to pick out a few gifts or spring  items for your home.
  • Cost: Admission is free.

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