Awesome-Sounding If Weirdly Named

By Erica C. Barnett May 7, 2010

As we explained last week, we're going to be foucsing on politics news more than ever. This means our PubliCalendar—previously a mix of civic events, political events, movies, concerts, and weird readings that Chris K. liked—will focus on the political and civic stuff. That doesn't mean the calendar is shrinking, though. To the contrary ...

Saturday's calendar:

1. This morning and afternoon, Bikeworks has its annual kids' Bike Swap, which BikeNerd Josh Cohen wrote about today.

Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, Genesee Playfield, 43rd Ave. S. and S. Genesee St. Free.

2. NARAL Pro-Choice Washington's annual Run For Your Rights 5K run/walk fundraiser, happens at Greenlake.

Registration Saturday, 10:15am, Bathhouse Theater, 7312 W. Greenlake Dr. N. $20 per person or $17 per person for teams of six or more.

3. Spring Into Bed, an awesome-sounding if weirdly named citywide community garden-building event and fundraiser, goes all day at locations around the city.

Garden building Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm, at locations in Ravenna, the Central District, and Delridge; more info available here. Free.

Celebration Saturday, 4 pm to 8 pm, South Seattle Community College Arboretum, 6000 16th Ave. SW. Suggested donation: $10-$30.

4. Seattle Children's Play Garden is seeking volunteers to help dig up part of its demonstration garden to make way for a border of butterfly-attracting plants, compost, and weed. Volunteers can take any plants they dig up home with them.

Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm, Seattle Children's PlayGarden, 1740 23rd Ave. S. Free.

5. This Saturday is national "Stamp Out Hunger" day, when mail carriers will pick up donations of nonperishable (canned or packaged) food.

Saturday, before mail pickup, your mailbox. Nonperishable food donations requested.

6. The Friends of the Volunteer Park Conservatory is having its spring plant sale, with all proceeds benefiting the conservatory.

Saturday, 1402 East Galer St., 10 am to 3 pm.

Happening both days:

7. Sound Transit will be running extra weekend Sounder trains to and from Everett and Tacoma for Saturday's Sounders FC match and the Mariners' game on Sunday.

Sounders: Tomorrow, 1:00 pm, Qwest Field. Fare $1.25-$4.75 depending on discounts and distance.

Mariners: Tomorrow, 6:10 pm, Safeco Field. Fare $1.25-$4.75 depending on discounts and distance.

8. Seattle Parks and Recreation has two guided nature walks this weekend—one at Discovery Park on Saturday and one at Carkeek Park on Sunday (Mother's Day!)

Saturday: Wildflower walk, Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center, 2 pm, 3801 W. Government Way. Free.

Sunday: Walk along Piper's Creek, Carkeek Park, 1:30 pm, 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd. Free.

Sunday's calendar:

9. Farmers' market season is underway, and the Capitol Hill Farmers Market opens this Sunday.

Sunday, 11 am to 3 pm, Broadway & E Thomas St. Free.
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