Thursday, April 29, 2010

weekend fun (fri/sat/sun)

(FRI/SAT/SUN) JBF Sale in Renton

(FRI) - Food Drive
Join us to collect food donations in a neighborhood just north of Lincoln Park. Food will be delivered to the White Center Food Bank. This is a fun event for children of all ages. Bring a wagon, if you can!
When: Fri, Apr 30, 2010, 2 – 3 PM
Where: West Seattle (RSVP for address)

Old Navy: 30% off the entire store 4/30 – 5/2

(FRI) Disco Kid: Lux It Studios is so excited to announce the arrival of “Disco Kid,” the posh tot spot to shake your stuff! Each month, we will be hosting a themed dance party for kids and tots 7 years and younger.
Friday, April 30th
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Super Hero Theme
$10 admission

(FRI/SAT/SUN) A Tribute to Vaudeville/CATS
Community musical theater troupe Applause Players presents a tribute to Vaudeville that includes classics such as Abbot and Costello's "Who's on First," plus skits, songs and dance. Act II is made up for highlights from Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. Dance, music and colorful costumes make this all-ages show appealing to kids.
Date: 05/02/2010
Time: Friday, Saturday 7 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.
Location: Wade James Theatre, Edmonds
Ages: All ages Cost: $5-$10
Event Info: 425-774-9600

(SAT) South Sound Summer Camp Fair in Puyallup

(SAT) Opening Day of the Redmond Saturday Market
Stop by to celebrate the 35th year of the Eastside’s oldest Farmers’ Market. Lots of special events are planned including a 9 a.m. performance from the RHS Band, hands-on activities for kids from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. provided by KidsQuest Children’s Museum, a fire truck in the morning, and baby alpacas on display all day. This is in addition to approximately 80 vendors providing fresh food, flowers, crafts, and more. This year the market is adding monthly visits from KidsQuest and a monthly story time from an actor from Second Story Repertory.
Sat, May 1. 9am-3pm

(SAT) From ThriftyandThriving: On Saturday, May 1st all McLendon Hardware stores will be offering a FREE pancake breakfast. They will be serving fresh panckakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee from 7:30 – 10 am. In addition, the first 800 customers will receive a 2 inch tomato plant for FREE.

(SAT) From DailyCandyKids: Free Comic Book Day
What: Stop by to pick up a variety of comics for free in honor of the national holiday.
Why: An easy way to convince them that reading’s fun.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Arcane Comics, 5809 15th Ave. NW (206-781-4875).

(SAT) From RubySlipper: Orange Blossom Society in Redmond will be launching their Children's Garden tomorrow with a fun, free event from 1pm to 3pm. Go enjoy arts and crafts, veggie plants, and learn about the Caterpillar Club!

(SAT) Ballard Urban Picnic
Ballardites, come out and meet your neighbors at the family friendly BURP! Enjoy a picnic lunch from mobile food trucks, hang out in the beer garden, enjoy live music and entertainment, let the kids run wild in a bounce house, watch skateboard demos and stick around for an evening movie. Ballard Commons Park, corner of Northwest 56th Street and 22nd Avenue Northwest, Seattle.
Date: 05/01/2010
Time: Noon-9pm
All ages; FREE

St Mark Lutheran Church 2109 College Street Southeast Lacey Washington.
MAY 1, 8:00AM – 4:00PM Children’s Clothing FurnitureMen’s & Women’s Clothing Pack ‘N PlaysHouse Wares Toys/BooksElectronics Sporting Goods Cribs ToolsStrollers DVDs And MUCH MUCH MORE!!!!!
10% of all proceeds will be used for our Service Project

(SAT) Fariview Christian School Rummage Sale
Come for great deals on furniture,clothing, toys, electronics, CDs, DVDs, collectables, home goods, and more!
Date: 5/1/2010
Time: 9am-3:30 pm
Location: 844 N.E. 78th St., Seattle, WA 98115
Ages: All ages
Event Info: 206-526-0762

(SAT) From DailyCandyKids: Toddler Tales and Trails
What: Little squirrels (ages 2-5) listen to a story told by a naturalist, then go for a short hike afterward.
Why: Time for a breath of fresh air.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-noon.
Where: Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S. To register, call 206-652-2444 ext. 103. Adults, $4; children 5-14, $2; under 5, free.

(SAT) Fitness Day! My Gym Open House
My Gym is celebrating National Fitness Day with a free open house - come play!
Date: 5/1/2010
Time: 9am-1pm
Location: 24030 132nd Ave. S.E., Kent, WA, WA 98042
Ages: Ages 8 weeks-13 years with caregiver
Cost: Free, suggested donation $5
Event Info: 253-630-8880

(SAT) Fabulous Fox Island May Indoor Market
It's May Day! Welcome in warmer weather and browse from hundreds of hand crafted items as well as other unique gifts. Free admission, free parking. Drop by for the day - we even have a playground for the kiddies! Refreshments will be available for purchase. Held at Nichols Community Center, Fox Island.
Date: 5/1/2010
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: 690 Ninth Ave., Fox Island, WA 98333
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free
Event Info: 253-549-2701

(SAT) Mad Hatter Tea Party
Wear your favorite dress up outfit and come have a silly time dancing to music from the Ballet "Alice in Wonderland." There will be dancing, storytelling and of course tea and cookies during this 45-minute party! Space limited; call to register. Held at Children's Dance Theater, Auburn.
Date: 5/1/2010
Time: 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Location: 14 B St. N.E., # 1 & 2, Auburn , WA 98002
Ages: Ages 3-6 Cost: $10 per participant
Event Info: 253-887-8937

(SAT) Mosaic offers a free sample of topics discussed at Birds + Bees + Kids events and offers a space for questions. The casual chat takes place at Mosaic Coffeehouse behind Dick's in Wallingford.
Date: 05/01/2010
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: 4401 2nd Ave. N., Seattle, WA
Parents only; FREE

(SAT) Story Time at Cabela's
On the first Saturday of each month, enjoy stories about outdoor adventures with the South Sound Reading Foundation at Cabela's, 1600 Gateway Blvd. N.E., Lacey. Afterward, kids can enjoy treats courtesy of Cabela's Deli Restaurant.
Date: 5/1/2010
Time: First Saturdays 10:30 a.m.
Ages: Ages 4-9

(SAT) May Day Celebration
Make a May basket at the art station and join the ring around the Maypole. Learn dances and songs from Puget Sound Revels in celebration of May Day! Tollefson Square (across Pacific Avenue from Tacoma Art Museum), Tacoma.
Date: 5/1/2010
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free

(SAT) Third Place Books/Commons: Meet Author Henry Winkler
In the 17th Hank Zipzer book Hank graduates from 5th grade. Fans of “The Fonz” the actor as well as Henry Winkler’s middle-reader books will be delighted to welcome him back to Third Place!
Receive a signing line ticket with your purchase of A Brand New Me!
Lake Forest Park Towne Centre17171 Bothell Way NE
Time: May 1 @ 4pm
Ages: 9-12

(SAT) Xakary the Magician
Xakary the Magician puts on a show for kids at the community club.
Mount Baker Community Club
2811 Mount Rainier Drive S, Seattle, WA
Ages: All Ages
Time: SAt @ 10:30am
Cost: $3

(SAT) Brian Vogan
Local children's musician Brian Vogan performs songs that encourage creative movement and teach early learning concepts.
Northgate Community Center
10510 5th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA
Ages: 4-12
Time: SAT @ 11am

(SAT) Behind the Scenes at the Bothell Library
Families can get an inside look behind the scenes and find out how materials move throughout the library system. The event features tours of the library and the new rain garden, a look at the new automated check-in system, and door prizes.
Bothell Regional Library
18215 98th Avenue NE, Bothell, WA
Ages: 6 & up
Time: SAT 1pm-4pm

(SAT) Opening Day of Boating Season Come by land or by sea (well, actually by lake) to celebrate this Northwest tradition.
Spectators line the Montlake Cut (by the UW) along Lake WA to watch the Windermere Cup crew races (10:20-11:40 a.m.), followed by the Parade of Boats from Noon -2:30 p.m.
If you’re one of the lucky ones watching by boat, be sure to flag down Lake Union Sea Ray’s “A Cup for Kids” yacht which will be serving coffee by boat with proceeds going to Children’s Hospital.
PS: The Montlake Bridge will be closed from approx: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. that day, so plan accordingly.
Saturday, May 1. FREE

(SAT) Farm Days at Fox Hollow Farm This fun farm is open to the public every once in awhile, and this happens to be one of those weekends!
Stop in to say hi to the farm animals (horses, goats, bunnies, pigs and more), bounce on their inflatables, or drive the mini tractors.
Bring your own picnic, or hot dogs, kettle corn, cotton candy and drinks are available for purchase.
Sat, May 1
$6.00/per person, under age 1 is FREE

(SAT/SUN) 44th Annual Rock and Gem Show
The theme of this year's rock and gem show, hosted by the West Seattle Rock Club, is "Gems in Bloom". It will include beautiful displays of rocks, mineral specimens, fossils, geodes, gemstones, crystals and more, created by club members of all ages. There will also be demonstrations of jewelry and lapidary techniques like cabochon, cutting, beading and wire-wrapping. Kids can make their own Gem Tree, the Burke Museum will host a display, and Amazing Earth Theater will show educational videos.. And "Amazing Earth Theater" will show educational videos.
Time: Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
Location: 4736 40th Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA 98116
All ages; FREE
Event Info: 206-932-3292

(SAT/SUN) MayFest
The gardens are open all week in celebration of the spring bloom. When you visit, look for membership specials and displays of art, orchids, bonsai and ikebana. One May 5, receive 2-for-1 admission, and on May 8, join an origami star-making workshop with Debbie Alder (drop by between noon-4 p.m.). On Mother's Day, May 9, the garden hosts a brunch at 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. (non-members $50; by reservation only).
Date: 5/1/2010 - 5/9/2010
Time: Daily 10am-4pm
Location: Lakewold Gardens, Lakewood
Ages: All ages Cost: $5-$7, under 12 free
Event Info: 253-584-4106

(SUN) From DailyCandyKids: Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration
What: Tour fifteen countries (from Cambodia to Japan) through music, dance, and more.
Why: The step dance really gets things moving.
When: Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. (206-684-7200).
Admission is FREE

(SUN) Swedish Pancake Breakfast and Open House
The Swedish Cultural Center invites you to an all-you-can-eat authentic Swedish breakfast (8 a.m.-2 p.m.) of pancakes, ham, lingonberries and all the fixin’s. Immediately concluding breakfast, head to the Swedish Open House (2-5 p.m.), for face painting, Swedish arts and crafts, coloring, music, traditional dancing and more. All ages welcome.
Date: 5/2/2010
Time: 8am-5pm
Location: 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109
Ages: All ages Cost: $8, $6 SCC members, children ages 5–12 $4.
Event Info: 206-283-1090

(SUN) Rotary May Day Kids' Parade
Kids are invited to dress in costume and walk through downtown Sumner with their pets in the parade.
Date: 5/2/2010
Time: 1 p.m.
Ages: Ages 6-14

(SUN) Grand Opening of Seattle Sweden Week The festive “Seattle Sweden Week” kicks off with a celebration at Westlake Park this weekend.
Enjoy music, hula hoop contests for all ages, bring your favorite bear to the Teddy Bear Clinic (sponsored by Swedish Hospital), and enjoy Swedish treats and culture.
Sun, May 2. 11am-2pm

Fremont Abbey Arts Center presents: 2nd Annual FREMONT VILLAGE FESTIVAL (Facebook page HERE). "A springtime neighborhood festival celebrating local food and arts for ALL ages!"
10a-2p Workshops
2-6p Free Arts & Food fun!
7-10pm Benefit Concert
BF Day to the Zoo, Fremont Abbey to Peak Park
FESTIVAL HUB: Fremont Abbey Arts Center
4272 Fremont Ave North for maps & schedule
ZOO - Meerkat exhibit & West Entrance grand opening
WOODLAND PARK - Fremont Arts Council May Pole celebration
CAFE VITA - FREE Hot Chocolate for Kids
TRIBUNALI - Pizzas for $5 (2-6pm extended happy hour)
RIALTO - Special new Happy Hour 'open house', discounted food/wine (2-5pm)
STREET CLEANUP - Neighborhood Council Adopt-A-Street Clean-up, 9a-11a, start at the Powerhouse

******************************ONGOING EVENTS*******************************

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 (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 (FRI) Free admission to Kidsquest
When: Fridays (5-8pm only)
Where: KidsQuest Children’s Museum @ Factoria Mall
Cost: FREE *every Friday from 5-8pm
Phone: 360-568-9412

Ongoing (SAT/SUN)Weekend Storytimes Around Town

Ongoing (FRI/SAT) DRIVE IN / Valley 6 Auburn
Gates open at 7:00, show at dusk.

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, 11am – 3pm
Where: Lakeshore Learning , Bellevue
Age recommendation: Preschool, Elementary School
Cost: FREE

Ongoing (SAT) Get Crafty Saturdays
Bellevue Arts Museum: Gold Standard - What is an object worth? With this project kids can explore the concept of worth as it relates to Lisa Gralnick: The Gold Standard by applying gold paint to objects visually reflecting the item’s value.1-3pm ($2 materials fee).

Ongoing (SUN) Free Public Sail @ The Center for Wooden Boats
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 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.
1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Ages: All Ages
Time: 2pm-3pm public sail, 1-4pm canoe carving
Cost: FREE

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.

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