Friday, March 5, 2010

weekend fun

(FRI) Better Than TV
Say! I Like Green Eggs and Ham Celebrate the 106th birthday of that all-time king of rhyme Dr. Seuss at this fun gig where the kiddos can do Dr. Suess crafts, listen to story time and, of course, sample some real green eggs and ham. Fri., 6 to 8 p.m. @ Jefferson Community Center, $1 food.

(FRI) Outdoor Adventures
Fiction Friday at Lewis Creek Park Anne Mazur's delightful picture book "The Salamander Room"fuels an hour of stories and activities led by a park ranger. Fri., 11 a.m. to noon, Ages 3 to 6, Bellevue, $1. Lewis Creek Visitor Center. Pre-registration required.

(FRI) Come sing and dance along with Peter Weiss, the Singing Scientist, and his thought-provoking, toe-tapping tunes! Enjoy upbeat songs about animals, plants, recycling and family from his latest CD, "Do As You Otter."
Where: Sammamish Library
Location: Meeting Room
Presenter: Peter Weiss (Ages 3 and older, 3-4pm)

(SAT) ParentMap: Free the monkeys!
No, it's not a zoo jailbreak, it's a free concert by local supergroup Recess Monkey.
Where: Alphabet Soup, 1406 N. 45th St., Seattle. Refreshments provided (soup?). Free. All ages. Saturday, Mar. 6, doors 9:30 a.m., show 10am

(SAT) Museum Madness
Dinosaur Day at Burke Museum It's the 25th year of this hugely popular annual event, where the kiddos get up close and personal with real dinosaur and dinosaur-era fossils. Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Seattle, $6 to $9.50; 4 and under free.

(SAT) Music To Our Ears
Kids Concert at Northgate Community Center Saddle the little ones up for a Wild West-themed music and poetry concert by the always amusing Eric Ode. Sat., 11 a.m. to noon, Seattle (free)

(SAT) Ridge Romp
ParentMap fave and Ballard dad Johnny Bregar performs rootsy reworkings of favorite childhood songs, as well as sweet original songs. Kids'll love it; parents will, too. $3 at the door. All ages. Phinney Neighborhood Association. Saturday, Mar. 6, 10:30 a.m., doors at 10am

(SAT) ParentMap: Dino-a-go-go
If you've got a nut-asaurus in tha house, make her dreams come true at the 25th annual Dino Day! Your little tricera-tyke will see real dinosaur and dinosaur-era fossils from the Burke's collection and do cool dinosaur-themed activities. Burke members get in an hour early at 9 am. Free with admission. All ages. Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington campus, Seattle. Saturday, Mar. 6, 10am-5pm

(MON) ParentMap: The salmonator
I'll be back!..say the fishies at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Your preschooler can learn about salmon and nature (and have lots of fun) at Super Salmon Sleuths, which offers a variety of multi-sensory, engaging activities, including using a microscope, coloring a salmon, acting out the salmon life cycle (picture it!), and story time. Adults free, children $8. Ages 3-6 years. 125 W. Sunset Way, Issaquah. Monday, March 8, 9:30-11:30am

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