There’s lots of fun to be had this cool November weekend in Seattle!  Be a prudent holiday shopper by browsing local toy swaps or head to the grand opening of an old favorite’s new location. Watch a theatrical performance, enjoy a fiddle concert, and spend a day romping with dogs (fictional and real) at a museum. The Village Theatre presents its premiere production of Anne of Green Gables in Issaquah this weekend (in Everett after January 2). Looking ahead to spring? The ever-popular American Girl Fashion Show is coming to Bellevue; organizers are looking for girl models ages six and older that are a size 6x or a 10. The deadline for model applications is Friday; look, think, apply!


Grand Opening of Once Upon A Time at Bellevue Square
Two reasons you’ll enjoy this celebration: you get to explore a beautiful new shop with cool toys and books, and when you’re done, you can sneak next door to Bump and browse for all your maternity needs.  Sat., 9:30 a.m., Bellevue, Free. Event details.

Mercer Island Toy Swap
Gotta love this annual consignment sale where you can score some serious deals on gently-used clothing, toys and gear. Hint: It’s worth it to go early (for best picks) and stay late (everything goes half price in the last hour).  Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mercer Island, Free. Event details.

Little Red at Kirkland Performance Center
This rendition of the classic children’s story is all the more entertaining (and non-frightening) for little ones given that the wolf is a vegetarian, Little Red bursts with confidence, and everyone is friends by the end. Sat.-Sun. (and Nov. 20-21), 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m., Kirkland, $9. Event details.


CoolMom’s 3rd Annual Holiday Toy Swap ‘n’ Sale in Wallingford and West Seattle
This annual event is the perfect way to kick-start a great holiday season by saving money, shopping locally, and reducing the ‘ol carbon footprint.  Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wallingford, Free;  Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., West Seattle, Free. Event details.

Concert for Kids at Northgate Community Center
On tap for the monthly concert series is the super-cool Beach 3, a trio of local kid musicians Leo, Sami and Riley, who can fiddle like nobody’s business.  Sat., 11 a.m., Seattle, Free. Event details.

Clifford and Friends and Max Mobile Day at The Children’s Museum
After browsing the museum’s Clifford exhibition, check out the Humane Society’s mobile pet adoption truck, which teaches kids about pet care and adoption – and has a selection of potential pets! Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Seattle, $7.50. Event details.