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Brunch in Seattle, indoor tropical plants, & Japanese Gardens fall colors 10/7
Join us for brunch on the Seattle waterfront at 10:00 a.m., then go with us to enjoy the tropical and desert plants display at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle just west of Lake Union. If weather permits, we’ll then we will then walk through the nearby 3 ½ acre Japanese Gardens to see the brilliant fall colors in their displays. Seattle's historic Volunteer Park Conservatory on Capitol Hill showcases a vast variety of tropical and subtropical plant life in its five display houses, including palms, bromeliads, ferns, orchids, cactus, and seasonal plants. Docent tours are offered at no additional charge to help visitors learn more about the Conservatory and its collections. The Conservatory features a Victorian glass building dating back to the early 1900's, modeled after London's Crystal Palace. The Volunteer Park Conservatory’s address is 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle, WA 98112. The phone number is[masked]. The hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adult admission is $4.00 and $2.00 for kids 13-17. Dogs are not allowed. The 3 ½ acre Seattle Japanese Gardens shines in the fall with brilliant fall colors on display everywhere. Check the beautiful fall colors on their web site,! Winding paths reveal intricate details - stones, water, lanterns, bridges, buildings, plants and animals. The Japanese Gardens feature a style developed in the late-16th to early-17th centuries known as stroll gardens. Following a winding path around a central pond, stroll gardens invite visitors to journey through the varied landscapes of Japan – mountains, forests, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, islands and the sea. The Seattle Japanese Garden is located within the Washington Park Arboretum, at 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, Washington 98112, not far from the Volunteer Park Conservatory. October hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Japanese Garden admission prices are $8 for adults 18-64, $4 for ages 6–17, seniors 65+, college students with ID, and disabled persons. Children ages 0-5 are admitted free, and parking is free. The ticket booth can be reached at (206)[masked] during operating hours listed above. Join us for a pleasant day of fun, comradery, food, and beauty!

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This is a group for anyone who would like to enjoy active events with friends new and old, to join in active outdoor social events including nature walks, hikes or snowshoe walks to beautiful places (like mountain lakes), camping, or backpacking, and also to join us for picnics, potluck dinners, and dining out. If there is room to add more members at the time, almost all members who apply for membership are accepted by our membership committee; friendly people of all ages and skill levels are welcome (children are accompanied by parents).

For each person who RSVP's, the membership committee makes a guess as to whether the group is a good fit for the person. To assist the committee in making these decisions, please include the three parts of the standard profile: Your picture, the list of your meet-up groups, and your interests. If the group gets so large that members are often left out of events due to lack of space to accommodate everyone, we will stop adding members until openings are created by some members dropping out.

Members who RSVP "Yes" to events but find they cannot come should cancel their RSVP 48 hours or more before the event. Members who fail to do this three times are dropped from membership.

We started this group to make new friends, to enjoy activities with friends new and old, and to be active all year. We welcome event organizers and event suggestions from members; we want to have lots of activities scheduled all year so that everyone can find activities that interest them at times and dates that are convenient for them. Let’s get off the couch and go out and do things together!

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