Welcome to Seattle Close to Home — a weekly round-up of ideas for time-crunched Seattle-area residents, who want to get outside, volunteer, and eat good food, but don’t necessarily want to drive far (or at all).
Help out by shopping small. The day after Black Friday is Small Business Saturday, where you can support your local economy. Plug in your zip code on this map to find small, independently-owned businesses in your neighborhood.
Join your fellow marathoners. It’s not too late to sign up to walk/run a full- or half-marathon! The Seattle Marathon kicks off at the Seattle Center (5th and Harrison) on Sunday morning, and takes you through downtown Seattle and Lake Union — the full marathon course extends to Matthews Beach on Lake Washington.
Fuel up in your neighborhood. This weekend, take a break from the kitchen and try a new local restaurant. The Small Business Saturday map shows you places to eat as well as shop.
Weather forecast: So far, Sunday looks like the best day to be outside, with mostly cloudy skies and a high around 50. Saturday is forecast to be just a bit cooler with periods of rain.