Vintage-obsessed teen in the house? Love snaring a bargain? Seattle Goodwill puts aside its donations of formal and vintage wear, accessories and jewelry, and lets the public have at it for one weekend a year at its annual Glitter Sale. Outfit your daughter and yourself for the holidays — or prom season — and know that your purchases benefit the private nonprofit’s free job-training and education programs. Don’t be late, because hard-core shoppers start lining up early. There are no dressing rooms, so wear a bathing suit or leotard that will let you change on the spot. Past shopping prizes have included clothing by Versace, Bob Mackie and Chanel. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 3-4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Seattle Goodwill, 1400 S. Lane St., Seattle.  

Village Theatre’s Pied Piper children’s performance series kicks off this month with The Brand New Kid, adapted from Katie Couric’s book about being a new student, at a new school, on the first day of second grade. Not only is Lazlo new to school, but he’s different from the other kids, and he gets some grief for that until a girl named Ellie spends an afternoon with him playing soccer. The new musical about the importance of being yourself is produced by The Kennedy Center for Young Audiences on Tour at Everett Civic Auditorium, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2 and 4 p.m. It’s aimed toward kids in grades K through 4. Tickets are $12-$14; call the box office at 425-257-8600.

Children’s Book Week is a reminder of the importance of reading to your kids early and often. It falls on Nov. 12-18 this year, but King County Libraries have good stuff lined up all month and into December. Theater Simple presents The Elephant Child: A Just So Story by Rudyard Kipling, local singer-songwriter (and author of Tall Tales of the Wild West — And a Few Short Ones) Eric Ode treats kids to a western-themed concert, and Book-It All Over performs Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, based on a true story about a young Japanese girl’s illness in the aftermath of the Hiroshima bomb. There’s more, too. Find the lineup and locations at For more information about Children’s Book Week, visit The Children’s Book Council at

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