Thursday, April 15, 2010

weekend fun (april 17 & 18)


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) FREE Friday Night Live!
Imagine Children's Museum is FREE 5:30 to 9 p.m. third Fridays.
When: Friday, April 16, 2010, 5:30 - 9pm
Where: Imagine Children's Museum
1502 Wall St.
Everett WA 98201
All ages; FREE
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
Ongoing (SAT/SUN)Weekend Story Times Around Town
(FRI/SAT/Sun) Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival
Celebrate everything Japanese with performances, exhibits, demonstrations, traditional costumes, martial arts, food and hands-on activities for kids. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 16 through 18.
When: Friday, April 16, 2010, 10am – 6pm
Where: Seattle Center House and Fisher Pavilion
305 Harrison St.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE
Ongoing (FRI/SAT/SUN) Take a train ride at Country Village.
Fridays-Sundays 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $3.50
(SAT) Thomas PlayDate @ your local Toys”R”Us.
Click HERE for Details
April 17th 11am-1pm
(SAT) Beach Clean Up
We'll head to the beach at low tide. We'll work our way out as far as we can getting the debris off the beach. Afterwards we are going to have roasted hot dogs and s'mores.
When: Sat, Apr 17, 2010, 12 – 4 PM
Where: Alki Community Center
5817 SW Stevens St
Seattle, WA 98116
(SAT/SUN) Spring Book Sale
More then 250,000 books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, videos, sheet music, art prints and posters are among the items up for sale to the public at bargain prices. Paperback and hardback books sell for $1. A section of "better books" priced separately. Proceeds from the Book Sale benefit The Seattle Public Library.
When: Sat, April 17, 2010, 9am–5pm and Sun, April 18th 11am–4pm
Where: Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Building #30
Seattle WA 98115
All ages; FREE
(SAT) Earth Day at Earthworks
Remove invasive plants, prune and plant natives.
When: Saturday, April 17, 2010, 9am – 12pm
Where Earthworks Park
742 E. Titus St.
Kent WA 98030
All ages; FREE
Pre-register: Yes
(SAT) April Pools Day
Hands-on water safety activities, in and out of the water. Call for specific activities.
When: Saturday, April 17, 2010, 9:30–10:30am
Where: Meadowbrook Pool
10517 35th Ave. N.E.
Seattle WA 98125
All ages; FREE
(SAT) Healthy Kids Day @ Local YMCA's
Kids’ activities, carnival games, entertainment, rock climbing wall, obstacle course, tours and more.
When: Saturday, April 17, 2010, 10am – 1pm
Where: MANY YMCA’s - call your location!
All ages; FREE
(SAT) Earth Day for Kids
Connect to all things green, in art, plants and animals. Learn more about how to make your home more sustainable. Make mixed-media collages, sketch art in a sculpture park, create your own Earth Day flags, complete printmaking projects and more. To add to the festivities, there will be story time, live music, dancing and games, along with loads of information on how to make yours a "greener" household for kids and parents.
When: Saturday, April 17, 2010, 12 – 3pm
Where: Olympic Sculpture Park
2901 Western Ave.
Seattle WA 98121
All ages; FREE
(SAT) Spring Planting and Weeding Party
Help weed, trim and plant natives in the community demonstration backyard garden at Willow Creek Hatchery.
When: Saturday, April 17, 2010, 10am – 2pm
Where: Willow Creek Hatchery
95 Pine St.
Edmonds WA 98020
All ages; FREE
Pre-register: Yes
(SAT) Author Appearance
Andrew Clements reads from “Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School: We the Children” (reading level ages 9 to 12). Sponsored by Secret Garden Bookshop.
When: Saturday, April 17, 2010, 10:30 – 11:30am
Where: Ballard Library
5614 22nd Ave. N.W.
Seattle WA 98107
Age recommendation: Elementary School
(SAT) Reading With Rover
Read to a therapy dog at Edmonds Library. 11 a.m. to noon April 3 and 17.
When: Saturday, April 17, 2010, 11am – 12pm
Where: Edmonds Library
650 Main St.
Edmonds WA 98020
All ages; FREE
The area’s best puppet entertainers are coming to Alki Bathhouse on Saturdays. Mark your calendar so you won’t miss out on these outstanding performances. All performances begin at 1 p.m. and you can buy tickets in advance at Alki C. C.
When: Sat. 1-2pm
Ages 1 and older
Where; Alki Bathhouse, West Seattle
(SAT) Family Low Tide Beach Walk
Join a Discovery Park naturalist for beach exploration. Ages 3 and older, families with young children.
When: Saturday, April 17, 2010, 12 – 2pm
Where: Discovery Park
3801 W. Government Way
Seattle WA 98199
Age recommendation: Preschool
(SAT) Beach Cleanup and Low Tide Walk
Wear gloves and boots to help clean up the shoreline of Edmonds Marine Sanctuary, and explore the beach with a ranger.
When: Saturday, April 17, 2010, 12 – 2pm
Where: Olympic Beach Visitor Station
200 W. Dayton St.
Edmonds WA 98020
All ages; FREE
(SAT) Earth Day Festival
Food, kids’ activities, information booths, music and more.
When: Saturday, April 17, 2010, 2 – 4pm
Where: Pathfinder School
1901 S.W. Genesee St.
Seattle WA 98106
All ages; FREE
(SAT) Author Appearance
Sundee Frazier answers questions about “Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything in It” and gives a preview of “The Other Half of My Heart” (both, reading level ages 9 to 12). Giveaways inspired by rock hound Brendan Buckley for all attendees (while supplies last).
When: Saturday, April 17, 2010, 2pm
Where: Barnes & Noble
19401 Alderwood Mall Pkwy.
Lynnwood WA 98036
Age recommendation: Elementary School
(SAT) Snapdoodle Toys 2nd Anniversary!
Snapdoodle Toys in Kenmore is celebrating their 2nd anniversary this Saturday!
There will be art and science demos, face painting, raffles, and birthday cake (they said "for much of the day")!! If you've never been to Snapdoodle before, you need to check it out - it rocks.
(SUN) Enviropalooza
A celebration of National Environmental Education Week and Earth Day includes bilingual hands-on exhibits, arts and educational activities and the Run for Water – a 6K course representing the average distance most people worldwide have to go for fresh drinking water. FREE, $5 per family suggested donation.
When: Sunday, April 18, 2010, 12 – 4pm
Where: IslandWood
4450 Blakely Ave. N.E.
Bainbridge Island WA 98110
All ages; FREE
Pre-register: Yes
(SAT) From RedTricycle: Brian Vogan at Mount Baker Community Clubhouse The kid-friendly musical genius is back and as entertaining as ever. Don’t miss it, because we all know you love to tap your toe and sing along as much as your Little One does.
When: Sat, 10:30 a.m., Seattle
Cost: $3
(SAT) From RedTricycle: Better Than TV
Emerald Ballet Theatre Storytelling Meet local author/illustrator Barbara Helen Berger, check out paintings from her ballet-inspired book The Jewel Heart, and watch EBT dancers do a demo.
When: Sat, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Bellevue
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. 11am to 3 pm Saturdays.
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: Mosaics - Create pictures or intricate geometric designs using repetition and colored squares. 1-3pm ($2 materials fee).
Ongoing (SAT) Wing It Productions: Adventure Playhouse
Saturdays: March 20-April 24th
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.
Whe: 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
1010 Valley StreetHop 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 12n to check if there's a question.
Ages: All Ages
Time: 2pm-3pm
Cost: FREE
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1 comment:

  1. oh boy, look at all of these fun ideas! I have been wanting to do a discovery beach walk. Might need to do that!