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Community Calendar: Dec. 28 to Jan. 4

12-28

Movies at Mercer Slough: “Planet Earth – Seasonal Forests.” 5-6 p.m. Investigate these temperate regions and find some of the most elusive creatures and well-adapted plant life on Earth. From the giant sequoia tree 10 times the size of a blue whale to the trackless Siberian Forests where just 40 Amur leopards remain, “Forests” brings to life a seemingly familiar world that remains largely unexplored. Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. SE, Bellevue.

12-28/31

Garden d'Lights Festival: 5-10 p.m. The festival features over a half million lights which transform the Bellevue Botanical Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. $5. Bellevue Botanical Gardens, 12001 Main St., Bellevue.

12-28 to 1-1

Ivar's Clam Lights: 5-9 p.m. Free. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, Lake Washington Blvd. North, Renton.

12-28 to 1-5

Chaplins Bellevue Volkswagen Ice Arena: Opening times vary by day. Skate and celebrate at the arena, the region's largest open-air holiday ice skating experience. $10. NE First Street and 102nd Avenue NE, Bellevue.

12-29

Singles 50 and over Coffee Social: 10-11 a.m. Coffee social to meet singles 50 and over with a variety of interests. Yearly dues under $50. VFW Hall, 4330 148TH Ave. NE, Redmond.

Mercer Slough Ranger Walk: 2-3:15 p.m. Meet a Park Ranger at the Visitors Center for a free guided tour and learn about the fascinating flora, fauna, and history of the Mercer Slough Nature Park. Please dress for weather. No registration is required.Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. SE, Bellevue.

12-29/30

Yule Feast: 6 p.m. The Bors Hede, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road NE, Carnation.

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Polar Bear Dip: 11 a.m. Start the year off with a quick dip into the icy waters of Lake Washington. Free. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton

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German Group of Eastside Genealogical Society: 1-3 p.m. Learn about researching your German ancestors. Everyone welcome. Free. Bellevue LDS 1st Ward, 10675 NE 20th St., Bellevue

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Mercer Slough Ranger Walk: 2-3:15 p.m. Meet a Park Ranger at the Visitors Center for a free guided tour and learn about the fascinating flora, fauna, and history of the Mercer Slough Nature Park. Please dress for weather. No registration is required.Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. SE, Bellevue.

Twelfthnight Feast: 6 p.m. Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road NE, Carnation.

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