Maple Viewing at the Seattle Japanese Garden: Celebrate autumn’s colors with performances and activities

Celebrate the return of colorful autumn foliage at the Seattle Japanese Garden’s Maple Viewing Event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 16 at the Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E in the Washington Park Arboretum.

Enjoy a day filled with performances, including taiko by Kokon Taiko, Fable and Flute with storyteller Carlos Xavier, and a visit by the Roving Rogue Ronin. Activities will include printmaking with local artist April Richardson, nature exploration by the Arboretum Education and Outreach Unit, paper crafts, and tours of the Garden.

The cost is the regular admission fee :
$6 for each adult age 18-64
$4 for each youth 6-17
$4 for each senior adult 65 and better
$4 for each college student with ID
$4 for each person with a disability
No charge for children 5 and younger

For more information about the event, please call 206-684-4725.

The Seattle Japanese Garden is a 3 ½ acre formal garden designed and constructed under the supervision of world-renowned Japanese garden designer Juki Iida in 1960. It has been recognized as one of the 10 best Japanese gardens outside Japan. For more information, please go to or

Queen Anne Community Center Family Fun Nights

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Queen Anne Advisory Council present Family Fun Nights at Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 First Ave W, on the first Friday of the month – starting this month. 

As the cold winter nights approach and kids are bursting with energy, family fun nights allow kids to be kids and parents to be kids too, if they want. Join kids as they bounce off the walls with as many as four bounce houses, in addition to a variety of other toys and balls and more. 

Family Fun Nights will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on October 7, November 4 and December 2. The cost is $3 dollars per child to participate. 

For more information, please call Carl Bergquist or Dirk Hallingstad 206-386-4240 or e-mail or        

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