|Sheep shearing demonstration at Kelsey Creek Farm in Bellevue — photo courtesy of Kelsey Creek Farm|
Here in the Pacific Northwest, you have plenty of choices for fun ways to spend your weekend. Take your pick of these Good Life Northwest suggestions that will bring you closer to whales, sheep, quilts, and Norwegian culture.
QUILT SHOW, QUILT BARNS, AND A SCENIC DRIVE IN EASTERN WASHINGTON
While in the area, consider taking the Barn Quilts of Kittitas County tour. If you don’t know about the Barn Quilt movement across the nation, you can read about it here. This is Washington State’s first Barn Quilt Trail. The quilt show event takes place on Friday and Saturday, April 25-26 and incorporates a mini Barn Quilt tour, but you can choose a longer route on this self-guided tour any time you wish. See a variety of old barns that each feature a large painted version of a quilt design with the name and meaning of the pattern having significance to the farm family that chose it. Download printable maps here.
|The Leikarring dancers from Tacoma's Embla Lodge No. 2 Daughters of Norway|
|Families watch sheep shearing demonstration at Kelsey Creek Farm|
WATCH WHALES and SUPPORT ORCA NETWORK
Register online at: http://shop.orcanetwork.org/product_p/contrispecial.htm or www.orcanetwork.org - for more info, contact Orca Network at: 360-331-3543 or firstname.lastname@example.orgOrca Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the whales of the Pacific Northwest, and the importance of providing them healthy and safe habitats. Projects include the Whale Sighting Network and Educational programs, the Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network, the Free Lolita project, and the Langley Whale Center. Proceeds from this whale watch will support the important work they do for the whales of the Salish Sea.
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