What to do, what to do…

Posted November 8, 2012 at 6:00 am by

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

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Flea & Craft Market this Saturday at the Fairgrounds

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 jennifer@sjcfair.org for information.

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The San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank invites the pub­lic to view the Thar­ald His­toric Home­stead on Shaw Island on Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 10.  Meet Boyd Pratt, archi­tec­tur­al his­to­ri­an, at 1 pm at the Shaw Island School park­ing area, for a guid­ed tour of the home­stead, which is list­ed on the Nation­al Reg­is­ter of His­toric Places and is pro­tect­ed by an His­toric Preser­va­tion Ease­ment held by the San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank.

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 mulnocove@rockisland.com.

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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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