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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cut and run: Family fun this weekend in Bellevue

This weekend is jam-packed with enjoyable events. Here's a summary of the action:

  • Wild 'n' Wooly Sheep Shearing: The annual event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, at Kelsey Creek Park, 410 130th Pl. SE. The community is invited to see sheep being shorn of their winter coats, and enjoy spinning demonstrations, children's crafts, tractor rides, pony rides, food and more. This event originated in the early '90s, and has evolved into a popular family event. Admission is free, but there are costs for food and some activities ($1-$3). There is no cash machine on-site. Free shuttles are available from/to the Wilburton Park-and-Ride, 720 114th Ave. SE, and Bannerwood Sports Park, 1630 132nd Ave. Details are available in the community calendar, or you can email the park (mailto:kelseycreekfarm@bellevuewa.gov

  • Wildlife Birthday Party: This inaugural event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday at Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE. Rescued owls, opossums, hawks and falcons will be on display at the fundraiser co-hosted by the city and Sarvey Wildlife Care Center. In-kind and monetary donations will be collected to benefit abandoned and injured wild animals in Sarvey's care. Activities will include games, crafts, skits, scavenger hunts, ranger walks and a wildlife presentation. There will also be a chance to win a raffle, which benefits wildlife release efforts. Participants are asked to bring an animal care item or a $5 suggested donation. The community calendar offers more information about the event or call 425-452-4195. 

  • Bellevue 10K/5K Run/Walk: The sixth annual event is from 8 to 10 a.m., Sunday at Bellevue Downtown Park. Events include the Overlake Hospital 10K Run, the Y Family 5K Run/Walk and a non-competitive half-mile Seattle Children's Kids' Dash, open to all children 10 and under. Residents and visitors should plan for some road closures in and around downtown, including: Northeast Second Street between 102nd and 114th avenues; Bellevue Way between Northeast Fourth Street and 112th Avenue Northeast; 114th/118th Avenue from Northeast Second Street to I-90; and 108th Avenue Southeast from I-90 to Bellevue Way. The event raises funds for Seattle Children's Autism Center, Kindering Center and Rotary projects that benefit children and families on the Eastside and around the world. The event is sponsored by the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club and co-sponsored by the City of Bellevue. Bellevue Run

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