Wednesday, April 21, 2010

weekend fun (apr 24 & 25)


(FRI/SAT/SUN) JBF Sale @ Puyallup Fairground
From RedTricycle: Great Mother’s Day Hikes
And also check out these “Perfect Hikes for Kids”
(Fri/SAT/SUN) DRIVE IN @ Valley 6 Auburn, WA
How to Train Your Dragon (PG) playing with Percy Jackson & the Olympians (PG)
Gates open at 7:00, show at dusk.
(Ongoing (FRI) Free admission to KidsQuest
When: Friday, March 12 (5-8pm only)
Where: KidsQuest Children’s Museum @ Factoria Mall
Cost: FREE *every Friday from 5-8pm
(Ongoing (FRI) Open Mic Night
Take the microphone at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater. Songs, instruments, skits and jokes – anything family-friendly is welcome. 7:30 p.m. Fridays, sign up 7 p.m. FREE, donations welcome.
When: Fridays @ 7:30pm
Where: Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater
1211 4th St.
Snohomish WA 98290
All ages; FREE
(SAT) “Save Our Cinema” Garage Sale (Columbia City)
(SAT) Annual “Families of Multiples” Garage Sale (Shoreline)
(SAT) Volunteer Opportunity #1:
Earth Day at the Arboretum

Join UW Botanic Gardens, SCA, and Seattle Parks for a day of fun projects at the Washington Park Arboretum. Get your hands dirty for a cause removing non-native invasive plants, mulching, and improving the Arboretum. Bring your whole family for games, leaf rubbings, and more.
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010
Time: 8:30am - 3:00pm
Where: Washington Park Arboretum
2300 Arboretum Dr E
(SAT) Volunteer Opportunity #2:
Global Youth Service Day

Join EarthCorps, Seattle Service for Peace, Ballard Kiwanis and the Green Seattle Partnership as we celebrate Global Youth Service Day by continuing efforts to restore this amazing park. We will be performing maintenance on past restoration sites and removing invasive plant species such as English ivy. Minimum age 5.
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010
Time: 10:0am - 2:00pm
Where: Golden Gardens Park
8498 Seaview Pl. NW
(SAT) Volunteer Opportunity #3:
Family Gardening Workparty

Come spend a spring morning at the Magnuson Children's Garden, doing simple and easy tasks to help care for the garden! All adults who participate are invited to bring children with them for free nature activities, such as exploring the worm bin, going on sensory walks, creating nature art, planting and harvesting! Tools and gloves are provided for all adults and children, along with refreshments. To top it off, King County Master Gardeners and other horticultural experts are on hand at each event to answer questions about your own garden free of charge!
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Where: Magnuson Park Children's Garden
7400 Sand Point Way NE
(SAT) Volunteer Opportunity #4:
Earth Day Beach Clean-up

Come to Discovery Park and help clean up the beach. We have two miles of beaches that get trashed (literally) during the winter months. Participants must be at least 8 years old.
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Discovery Park
3801 W Government Way
(SAT) From ParentMap: Celebrate Earth Day at Leap for Green, a fair brimming with activities for all ages - storytelling by Alleyoop at 11 a.m., a visit by The Reptile Man at noon, hula hoops, a nature walk at Luther Burbank Park, and more.
When: Saturday, April 24, 1a.m-2pm
Where: Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St., Mercer Island
All ages; Free
(SAT) Spring Garden Fair
Seminars, exhibitors, plant sale, kids’ activities and food.
When: Saturday, April 24, 2010, 9am – 3:30pm
Where: University of Washington Bothell Campus, 18115 Campus Way N.E.
Bothell WA
All ages; FREE
(SAT) B-EARTH-DAY Celebration
Bird banding demonstrations, bird house building, guided bird walks, games, and a host of citizen-science opportunities. Did we mention the cupcakes?
When: Saturday, April 24, 2010, 10am – 3pm
Where: Audubon Center, Seward Park
5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.
Seattle WA 98118
All ages; FREE
(SAT) Leap for Green
Earth Day Celebration includes food, kids’ entertainment, hula-hooping, music, recycled arts and crafts, nature walk and more.
When: Saturday, April 24, 2010, 10am – 2pm
Where Community Center at Mercer View
8236 S.E. 24th St.
Mercer Island WA 98040
All ages; FREE
(SAT) Watershed Fun Fair
Nature crafts, activities, speakers, guided nature walks, entertainment, “all-species” parade and more.
When: Saturday, April 24, 2010, 11am – 4pm
Where: Yost Park
9535 Bowdoin Way
Edmonds WA 98020
All ages; FREE
(SAT) Free Eagle Walk Reader
On an eagle walk, our naturalists will help you learn about the nesting bald eagles. Come take a short 3/4 mile stroll to the nest and watch the eagles (adults and babies!) through the scope. This stroll has a difficulty level of easy and is less than one mile in length. It's part of the center's B-Earth Day Super Saturday.
Date: 4/24/2010
Time: 10am, noon, 2pm
Location: Seward Park Environmental and Audubon Center, Seattle
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free
Event Info: 206-654-2444 ext. 103
(SAT/SUN) Katan Children's Earth Day Celebration
The store will feature a variety of fun, eco-friendly activities in celebration of Earth Day. Kids will have the opportunity to create a piece of art from recycled materials, decorate a pot and plant a seed to grow at home, and leave a wish for the earth on our community tree (all while you have a moment to check out a variety of earth friendly toys)!
Date: 4/24/2010 - 4/25/2010
Time: Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Katan Children, Mercer Island
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free
Event Info: 206-399-2199
(SAT) Come Rock Out to The Not-Its!
Seattle's hottest kid band. Featuring the vocals of Sarah Shannon (of lauded '90s indie-pop band Velocity Girl), The Not-Its! combine crunchy guitars with smooth, four-part harmonies, all nestled within "fantastic danceable pop gems about gettin' fancy, birthday parties, bath time and intergalactic play dates." All proceeds benefit FamilyWorks Food Bank and Resource Center and the Wallingford Boys & Girls Club.
Date: 4/24/2010
Time: 4-5pm
Location: Wallingford Boys & Girls Club., 310 N. 45th St., Seattle, WA WA
Ages: Ages 8 and under
Cost: $10, family $25, or pay what you can.
Event Info: 206-694-6727
(SAT) Green Kirkland with Goats
Help remove invasive plants at Juanita Bay Park, along with a herd of Rent-A-Ruminant goats.
All ages, ages 13 and younger with adult, ages 14 to 17 need signed waiver.
Pre-registration preferable, arrive early to find parking.
When: Saturday, April 24, 2010, 9am – 12pm
Where: Juanita Bay Park
2201 Market St.
Kirkland WA 98033
Pre-register: Yes
Phone: 206-322-9296, ext. 225
(SAT) Earth Day Potting Up Event
Help pot native bare-root plants to be used for future restoration events around King County. Potting done in the King County Greenhouse, where the potting tables are made from old hot dog carts, jail bunks, even an Olympic diving board. All ages, families welcome. FREE, pre-register via email.
When: Saturday, April 24, 2010, 9am–1pm
Where: King County Greenhouse
Cedar Grove Road
Maple Valley WA 98038
All ages; FREE
Pre-register: Yes
Phone: 206-297-8141
(SAT) Parks Appreciation Day
Help spruce up parks throughout Pierce County. Bring work gloves and labeled tools. All ages, children with adult. Find a site online.
When: Saturday, April 24, 2010, 9am – 12pm
Where: Various locations in Pierce County
All ages; FREE
(SAT) Sheep Shearing
Sheep-shearing extravaganza includes tractor/wagon rides, pony rides, kids’ crafts, spinning demonstrations, animal viewing, food and more. Fees for food and activities (cash only).
When: Saturday, April 24, 2010, 11am–3pm
Where: Kelsey Creek Farm
410 130th Pl. S.E.
Bellevue WA 98005
All ages; FREE
Shuttle from Wilburton Park & Ride, 720 114th Ave. S.E., Bellevue
(SAT) Safety Fair and Open House
Fire and safety demonstrations, children’s activities, station tours, safety booths, Smokey Bear, refreshments and more.
When: Saturday, April 24, 2010, 10am – 3pm
Where Snoqualmie Fire Department
37600 S.E. Snoqualmie Pkwy.
Snoqualmie WA 98065
All ages; FREE
(SAT) Star Party
Dress in warm clothes to view celestial objects through instruments provided by Seattle Astronomical Society. Dusk at two locations, event canceled if rain or cloud cover.
When: Saturday, April 24, 2010, 7:45pm
Where: North shore of Green Lake, west of Bathhouse Theatre
7312 W. Greenlake Drive N.
Seattle WA 98103
Where: Paramount School Park
15500 Eighth Ave. N.E.
Shoreline WA 98155
All ages; FREE
(SUN) University District Street Scramble
Urban orienteering event. Search for 30 mapped checkpoints (on foot or bicycle).
At each checkpoint find the answer to a multiple-choice question.
Rules and tips online. 9:30 to 11 a.m. or until 12:30 p.m.
$20 adult, $10 ages 13 to 21, $5 ages 6 to 12, FREE ages 5 and younger OR $40 family team.
When: Sunday, April 25, 2010, 9:30 – 11am
Where: University Heights Center
5031 University Way N.E.
Seattle WA 98105
All ages
Phone: 206-291-8250
(SUN) Top Pot Doughnuts 5K Doughnut Dash and Walk
Starting at Green Lake Community Center, run a 3.1-mile course around the lake. The kiddos can run 1K course for free beforehand. Free coffee and doughnuts at the end, folks!
Date: 4/25/2010
Time: Registration 8 a.m., kids' dash 9:15 a.m., 5K 9:30 a.m.
Ages: Kids' dash ages 12 and under
Cost: Kids' dash free, adult run $30 advance, $40 day of
(SUN) Talk with Your Kids About Sex
Amy Lang of Birds + Bees + Kids will facilitate a free discussion for parents of elementary school age children and older. This interactive talk helps parents understand the need to start the conversations early and continue them throughout childhood and adolescence. Parents learn what works for kids, have time to talk about their own experiences and values, and learn about teen sexual behavior in an open and candid atmosphere.
Date: 4/25/2010
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: This event takes place at Babeland, 707 E. Pike St., Seattle
Ages: Parents only
Cost: Free
Event Info: 206-328-2914
Ongoing (SAT/SUN)Weekend Storytimes Around Town
Ongoing (FRI/SAT/SUN) Take a train ride at Country Village. Fridays-Sundays 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. ($3.50)
Ongoing (SAT): Lowes "Build and Grow" Clinic (free)
Ongoing (SAT): Head to Cherry Street Coffeehouse on First and Seneca for their Kid's Cafe! Kids can enjoy free hot cocoa, books, toys and a chalk wall. In Downtown Seattle from 10-11 (free)
Ongoing (SAT) Crafts for Kids:
Lakeshore Learning offers FREE craft activities for kids ages 3 and older
When: Saturday, April 3, 2010, 11am – 3pm
Where: Lakeshore Learning , Bellevue
Age recommendation: Preschool, Elementary School
Cost: FREE
Ongoing (SAT) Get Crafty Saturdays
Bellevue Arts Museum: Homemade Window Stickers: Use a special paint on a clear plastic surface to create whatever design you wish. Take the artwork home and let it dry. Then peel off your image for your very own self-stick window decoration. 1-3pm ($2 materials fee).
Wingit Productions Present: Adventure Playhouse

Saturdays: March 20-April 24th
(Thanks Cheri)
(SUN) Open Castle at Green Lake United Methodist Church
Ongoing (SUN) Sunday Ice Cream Cruise
Year round service. This is a 45-50 minute tour of the Lake Union floating homes, a peek at Dale Chihuly's studio, Gas Works Park and the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat. The tour includes a humorous narration of old Seattle and some funky background music.
When: Every Sun. Hourly departures from South Lake Union, 11am-3pm
Cost: Adults $11, Seniors $10, Kids 5-13 $7, under 5 $2. Pets OK.
Walk-on only, tickets available on boarding, cash or check only. Ice cream treats, coffee, hot chocolate, tub of tomato soup and soft drinks, $2 to $4.
Ongoing (SUN) Free Public Sail @ The Center for Wooden Boats
Hop into one of the Center for Wooden Boats' fleet of classic sailboats for a free half-hour sail around Lake Union, or take a ride in the 1906 Steam Launch Puffin. The Cast Off! program allows visitors the chance to sail in boats that are too large or too complex to be a part of the Center's regular livery program. Arrive early to sign up; all seats are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. All sails are weather permitting, so call after 12noon to check if there's a question. Also, Help master Haida carver Saaduuts, artist-in-residence at The Center for Wooden Boats, carve a canoe from a 37-foot log.
Ages: All Ages
Time: 2pm-3pm public sail, 1-4pm canoe carving
Cost: FREE
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