What to do, what to do…
Posted November 8, 2012 at 6:00 am by Tim Dustrude
Got some time this weekend and nowhere to spend it? Does your Day Timer have some gaps? Wondering how to fill all those empty hours? Well help is on the way. Here are some of the cool things going on this weekend:
On Saturday, The Toy Box will celebrate the third annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day. Established by the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), Neighborhood Toy Store Day helps local communities celebrate the joy and wonder of shopping locally while supporting the local retailer’s commitment to the community.
“Neighborhood Toy Store Day provides families with an enjoyable and exciting way to support their community’s independent toy store,” said Kathleen McHugh, President of ASTRA. “Local toy stores add charm and character to neighborhoods across the country and provide children with a wide variety of unique and quality toy options typically unavailable at big box stores. Retailers look forward to this special day as a way to celebrate with the community and the customers they value.”
Participating stores will organize customized events to help launch the holiday shopping season. This year, The Toy Box will host the following activities: free cookies and surprise drawings at the register for instant discounts. Families of all ages are invited to stop buy and celebrate; the store is located at 20 First Street.
“This will be the third year we have celebrated this event, it is a fun day where we introduce the Best Toys for Kids for 2012” said store owner, Nancy Hanson.
For more information about Neighborhood Toy Store Day visit www.yourneighborhoodtoystore.org
The San Juan County Fair will host two big Craft & Flea Markets, Saturday, November 10, and Saturday, December 8 at the Fairgrounds. It’s the perfect time to shop for those unique bargains and do your holiday shopping too! The Craft & Flea Markets will be in the Main Exhibit Building with doors open from 9:00am until 1:00pm. Vendor space is available. Applications for a booth space are available on-line at www.sjcfair.org on the home page. You may also contact the Fair office at 378‑4310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
The privately owned Tharald Homestead is a pioneer farm on the west side of Shaw Island. It serves as a significant example of early Scandinavian settlement and “Nordic” style architecture within Washington State. It’s one of the best and oldest examples of its kind to survive in San Juan County. For more information on the property tour and driving directions call Boyd Pratt at 378‑7172 or email email@example.com.
And of course there’s music:
Chamber Music San Juans’ final concert of its silver anniversary season brings together a trio of CMSJ veterans for a concert brimming with ones, twos and threes-that is, solos, duos and trios- for clarinet, cello and piano. 7:30 PM Saturday at the San Juan Community Theater. $26 Adult $13 Student $5 RUSH
The Badd Dog Blues Society plays at Herb’s Friday and Saturday at 9pm. Traditional Veterans Day Weekend island gig! Featuring Andy Koch & his ‘society’ of musicians. No cover!
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