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Weekend: Pears & apples, pancakes, wild weather?

Posted by Kate Bergman on October 21st, 2010

Today’s supposed to be the end of a stretch of beautiful weather. Perhaps you’ll have time to pick some apples or pears, but what to do with them? Friday night you can get plenty of great ideas, help cook up a delicious autumn dinner, and get to know some of your neighbors at the monthly Wallingford Community Kitchen.

On this month’s menu will be:
* Northwest Apple Salad – a great twist on the classic Waldorf
* Pear & Jack Cheese Savory Strudel
* Apple Walnut Gorgonzola Tart
* Curried Winter Squash & Apple Soup
* Lemon Ginger Pear Crisp

If just those words made your mouth water, buy your tickets now for the evening, which runs 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Wallingford Senior Center in the Good Shepherd Center (4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Room 140).

Much more information is here.

Want to start those Halloween festivities with the kids? Join the Pumpkin Flashlight Hunt up at the Green Lake Community Center. It’s Friday, 7-8 p.m. for ages 4-11 and it’s free.

Rain or shine, come hunt for coins and candy outside near the Green Lake Community Center! Arrive no later than 6:45 p.m. at the gym. Bring your own bag to collect goodies and a flashlight to hunt with. Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather – come in costume and bring a friend! Kids will be separated into age appropriate groups.

On Saturday, join the free P-Patch tour. The Department of Neighborhoods opened more spots yesterday. Be sure to register here.

On Sunday the Senior Center will host another culinary event, its celebration of community with an autumn pancake (and French toast) breakfast. Stop by anytime between 9 a.m. and noon. Cost is a low, low $5 for adults $5 and $2.50 for children.

A big storm may arrive Sunday, says weather guru Cliff Mass, or it may not. Regardless, it couldn’t hurt to use the weekend to prepare for winter, right?



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