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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Farm fair and Lewis Creek 5K this weekend

The Kelsey Creek Farm Fair, an annual rite of fall in Bellevue featuring old-time activities including pony rides and animal exhibits, happens Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park. A five-kilometer walk at Lewis Creek Park is set for Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Residents should also brace for traffic downtown this weekend, with an Arthritis Foundation walk Saturday and an American Cancer Society walk Sunday.

Saturday

Kelsey Creek Farm Fair, Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 410 130th Pl. Parking is free and a free shuttle is available to and from the event from two locations: Bannerwood Sports Park, 1630 132nd Ave. SE and Wilburton Park & Ride, 720 114th Ave. SE. Shuttle service begins at 10:45 a.m. and runs throughout the day, approximately every 20 minutes. Admission is free, but there is a small cost for some activities. For more information, call 425-452-7688 or 425-452-6885 or see the calendar item.
 
Arthritis Walk, 9 a.m. to noon. A fundraising event sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, the walk starts and ends at the City Hall Plaza (corner of Northeast Sixth Street and 110th Avenue Northeast). For more information, call 206-547-2707 or visit the Arthritis Foundation.

Sunday

Lewis Creek 5K, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Sign-in and start walking between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.),  Lewis Creek Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. SE. A non-competitive wellness walk in and around Lewis Creek Park, cosponsored by Whole Foods Market, this is great for families. However, uneven and steep hilly terrain may not be suitable for strollers. An alternate accessible route with a shorter distance is available. This is a free drop-in event and no preregistration is required. For more information, call 425-452-7106, e-mail dpettersson@bellevuewa.gov or see the calendar item

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk , 9 a.m. - noon; starts and ends at Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 Northeast Fourth St., sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Some lanes along the route will be closed to traffic on streets in the Old Bellevue, Meydenbauer and Enatai neighborhoods. Lane closures will run from approximately 8 to 11 a.m. Minimal detour routes will be posted, but residents will be able to come and go from their driveways -- in one direction, via an open travel lane only -- during gaps between the walkers. Closures will include: the westbound lane of Main Street, from Bellevue Way to 100th Avenue Northeast; one southbound lane of Bellevue Way/104th Avenue Southeast, between Northeast Fourth to Southeast 16th streets; the westbound lane of Southeast 16th Street, from 104th Avenue Southeast to Killarney Way; and the northbound lane of Killarney Way and other streets back to Northeast Fourth Street.

For more information about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event, call 206-674-4166 or visit http://makingstrides.acsevents.org/

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Contact Information

Parks & Community Services
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Robin Haaseth, Public Information Officer
Phone: 425-452-6182
E-mail: rhaaseth@bellevuewa.gov


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