Northwest NEWS

December 2, 2002


'Here comes Santa Claus'

Last year's photo with Santa Claws was a hit with both pets and their owners.

Photo courtesy of Hooterville

Photos with Santa Claws and Tree of Love -

   Hooterville Pet Adoption Center of Bothell and Woodinville recently announced dates for two popular holiday fundraising activities, Photos with Santa Claws and the Tree of Love.
   People and their pets can pose for a photo with Santa during the Photos with Santa Claws benefit at Woodinville PetSmart Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Woodinville PetSmart, 17845 Garden Way NE. For $9.95, customers will receive two Polaroid photographs. Five dollars from each photo package will go to benefit programs for homeless animals at Hooterville Pet Adoption Center.
   The Tree of Love Lighting Ceremony is scheduled Sunday, Dec. 8, at 5 p.m. at Country Village in Bothell. The tree gives pet owners the chance to honor their companion animals, past and present, with a light on the tree. Each light is available for a donation of $5. The names represented on the Tree of Love will be published on an honor and memorial roll, which will be posted at Hooterville and published in the shelter's Spring 2002 newsletter. Lights may be ordered through Dec. 31, 2002. (425) 488-4444.

   Santa arrives
   Experience the magical arrival of Santa on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Country Village. He descends via sleigh from the sky at 7 p.m. and "flies" from the Clock Tower Building to the Main Gazebo. Once he has landed, Santa greets the children and their parents and turns on the holiday lights of the Country Village Christmas Tree. The Village will be decorated with thousands of twinkling lights and amazing light displays. In addition, there will be pony rides, train rides, complimentary hot-roasted chestnuts, and holiday-themed music performed by local groups.
   This event is free and open to the public. (425) 483-2250

   Breakfast with Santa at Country Village
   Country Village is featuring its second annual Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Courtyard Hall. There will be two seatings; one at 10 a.m. and the second at 11:30 a.m. Children will be supplied with placemats to color and stationery for penning a letter to Santa. All letters will be answered and mailed to attending children. Costumed characters from The Nutcrackerwill also be in attendance. There will be a Santa Trivia Contest, and the winner will receive four tickets to see this year's production of The Nutcracker. There will also be an opportunity for pictures with Santa (bring your own camera or have photos taken by our on-site professional photographer).
   The breakfast will be catered by Courtyard Hall's own Celestial Catering and will feature a menu to please both children and their parents. The cost for the event is $15for adults and $10for children. Call (425) 483-2250 for reservations and information.
   Christmas Nativity & Music Festival
   The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 16500 124th Ave. NE in Woodinville, invites the public to attend the Christmas Nativity & Music Festival, Friday, Dec. 6 from 5-9pm and Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Unique nativities from around the world will be displayed at the festival with live holiday music performed by local artists. In addition, a live Nativity, performed by youth and children, will be presented. Performances will take place regularly throughout the festival.
   Youngsters will also enjoy the festival by visiting the Children's Workshop that includes activities and touchable Nativity collections.
   Arts and Crafts Fair
   Evergreen Healthcare will host its annual Arts and Crafts Fair Dec. 5-6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tan Zone Conference Center in the Evergreen Surgical and Physicians Center.
   The event is open to the public and will feature 20 booths of hand-crafted items created by Evergreen employees, volunteers and their families. Tickets for a raffle are three for $1. (425) 899-1994.
   Christmas Dessert Theatre
   Members of the Northshore Baptist Church will present "A Christmas Remembered" Dec. 4-15. This elegant holiday evening features contemporary music, lots of laughter and great desserts.
   As visitors arrive at the church for a performance, they are greeted by parking valets and hot cider is served in the lobby. Performance and ticket information may be obtained from the church office, (425) 821-5252 or on-line at