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Get Out and Play

Community Communing
Argosy Christmas Ship sails to Mercer Island and Madrona
This month, the Spirit of Seattle, decked out in garlands and white X-mas lights, has been making its nightly voyages as part of Seattle's wildly popular Christmas Ship Festival. Gather on the shore (near a bonfire, hopefully) or purchase a place onboard the Spirit to hear the happy music from the Columbia Children's Choir, see the twinkling lights and watch as smaller boats join in the fun, forming a huge, festive flotilla.
When: Sunday, December 18
Info.: 206.623.1445 Location: Leaves from Carillon Point, Kirkland, at 5:00 pm; will hover near Luther Burbank park (at the northeast end of Mercer Island) from 5:50 - 6:10 pm and then be near Madrona's shoreline from 6:40 - 7:00 pm; returns to Carillon Point at 7:45 pm
Tickets: Free to watch from shore. To ride on the Christmas Ship: $31 for adults; $18 for children.

Better than TV
Spectrum Dance Theater's Babes in Toyland*
Come watch young talent perform theater and dance (tap, ballet and other forms) in creative costumes. Some performers will be as young as five; you'll melt when you see the expressions of concentration on those little faces.
When: Sunday, December 18, shows at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Info.: 206.325.4161 Location: McEachern Auditorium at the Museum of History and Industry (MOCAI), 2700 24th Ave. E
Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 at the door
Online:, click on 'calendar'
*Tip from Cindy Porter of Seattle

Nibble and Sip
New kid-friendly bakery in Columbia City
Columbia City Bakery -- Kids go nuts for the bear claws and morning buns at this mod orange-toned, blonde-wood bakery. Go early to get one of the coveted few seats the yummy smelling place opened in mid-October but apparently word has spread quickly.
What s in it for you: A latte or double tall Americano with Caffe Vitta espresso to keep you alert and sophisticated treats such as brioche and quince cream danishes.
Info.: 206.723.6023
Location: 4865 Rainier Ave. S (near S Edmunds St.); open 7:00 am Ð 4:00 Wed-Sat.; 8:00 am Ð 3:00 pm Sun. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Online: Web site under construction