Thursday, May 13, 2010

weekend fun (may 14th-16th)

(FRI) Free Stroller Strides Class
Stroller Strides in West Seattle is celebrating their 1 year anniversary and moving outside to Alki Beach. We will meet this Friday at 9:30am for a FREE Stroller Strides Class. We will have goody bags for everyone (sponsors; West Seattle Runner, FUZE, Snikiddy, PopChips, BabyLegs, Luna, SammySack, Mabels Labels, Stroller Strides and more).

(FRI) Bellevue - FREE Danna Banana Concert
May 14th, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Live from New York, acclaimed children’s entertainer Danna Banana will be putting on an amazing show for children ages birth – 10. Dubbed Best Party Entertainer by New York Magazine, Danna Banana’s concerts and CDs have won raves from the the LA Times (“bright tunes and comic, clever lyrics”) to the NY Post (“ripe talent!”), as well as major family magazines including Parenting, Family Fun, and Nick Jr.
Enjoy his free performances: Crossroads Mall in Bellevue, 5-6pm

(FRI) We've got the beat
Wander from store to watering hole and listen to jazz, blues and African roots music at the family friendly BeatWalk -- for one low cover charge. It all happens in the Columbia City Historic District, along and near Rainier Avenue South, between South Angeline and South Dawson streets.
$7, ages 14 and under free. All ages.
Friday, May 14, 7-10 p.m.

(FRI) Encompass and Si View Metro Parks
Arts & Crafts, Dinner served by Mount Si High School Pro-start Culinary Arts program 6:15-7:00PM. Show starts promptly at 7:00PM.
Location: Si View Community Center
Friday, May 14th 6:15-8:15 pm

(FRI-SUN) Tales of Peter Rabbit puppet show at Sunset Hill Community Club
The Littles will love this version of Beatrix Potter’s classic tales, which come to life through Thistle Theatre’s Bunraku puppets.
Fri., 7:30; Sat-Sun @ 1 and 3pm, Seattle, $7 to $9

(FRI-SUN) IKEA: Kids eat FREE!
Kids eat free May 14 - 16, 2010 at participating US stores only.

(FRI) PB&J Sandwiches
We are making sandwiches for a "Heroes for the Homeless" community outreach. Please bring a loaf of bread or a jar of peanut butter or jelly. We will provide gloves and spreaders. A great activity for older kids, but lots of fun for the young ones, too!
When: Fri, May 14, 2010, 4 – 5 PM
Where: Various (RSVP for location near you)

(SAT) Seattle Art Museum Family Festival!
Mark your calendars for a FREE family festival celebrating fame, fun and the opening of Seattle Art Museum's new shows about Andy Warhol and Kurt Cobain. Check out live music, art making, karaoke, kids tours, photo-booths, dancing, face-painting and more. Coming dressed as a rock star is HIGHLY encouraged!
Live performances by Caspar Babypants and Harmonica Pocket. Plus, sign up to sing in Andy Warhol Organ Karaoke! This will also be the closing weekend of the Seattle Public Schools student art show.

(SAT/SUN) University District Street Fair
It’s the annual event that kicks off Seattle’s festival season. Don’t forget to check out the kids area, with inflatables, crafts, street performers and a chance to meet and do a photo op with the wacky Chicken Riderre, a Zambini Giant Puppet (which is a cowboy riding a chicken).
Sat., 10 am to 6 pm; Sun., 10 am to 7 pm, Seattle, Free

(SAT) Operation Sack Lunch
kidServe Opportunity: Operation Sack Lunch
We prepare and serve up to 17000 meals per month. We do breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week. Depending on the shift, there are prep, serving, and clean up opportunities.

(SAT) Woodinville- Danna Banana concert
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM May 15, 2010
Live from New York, acclaimed children’s entertainer Danna Banana will be putting on an amazing show for children ages birth – 7. Dubbed Best Party Entertainer by New York Magazine, Danna Banana’s concerts and CDs have won raves from the the LA Times (“bright tunes and comic, clever lyrics”) to the NY Post (“ripe talent!”), as well as major family magazines including Parenting, Family Fun, and Nick Jr.
Woodinville Library
Location: Woodinville Library

(SAT) Bird's the word
Celebrate the return of colorful migrant songbirds at an International Migratory Bird Day festival that features migration game, shade-grown coffee tasting, a walk to see nesting eagles through a scope, and birdhouse building. Guided bird walks leave the center at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Free. All ages.
Seward Park Environmental and Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle.

(SAT) Hidden Jewel Needs Your Assistance
Leave your family legacy at Camp Long by helping to restore a patch of native habitat in the park, building trails or maintaining amenities. Make some new friends while preserving a future for ourselves and native plants and animals.
Sat, May 15, 2010, 10am–1pm
Where: Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave SW (West Seattle)
Pre-register by contacting Jason, 206-423-0762.

(SAT) General Aviation Day
What: Gobble up a pancake breakfast, check out planes, and let big kids (ages 8-17) take a free flight in new or vintage aircrafts.
Why: It’s the grand kickoff to summer’s Free Fly Days.
When: Sat., 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Where: Flying Heritage Collection, Paine Field, 3407 109th St. SW, Everett. Admission is free.

(SAT) Recess Monkeys at Tim Noah’s
The fabulous Thumbnail Theater will be rockin’ and rollin’, thanks to the antics and musical might of the always-entertaining Recess Monkeys.
Sat. 10 am, Snohomish, $5

(SAT) Whiskers, Wings and Wagging Tails
A Pet Fair Bring the kiddos and the canines for a day filled with dog sport demos, doggy fashion shows, pet-related vendors, and other family-friendly activities. (Well-mannered, house-trained pets on leash are welcome.)
Sat., 10 am to 3 pm, Redmond, Free. Read more.

(SAT) Crazy Golf Day
South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 SE Newport Way. Drop-in for a Fun Family Event for all ages. Try your hand at miniature golf, Wii Crazy Golf on a giant screen, and chipping - just to name a few of the activities. No registration needed. Cost: FREE. Information: 425-452-4240. 10a.m.-4pm.

**REMINDER** From WestSide Baby: C&P Coffee Company is holding a diaper drive for WestSide Baby through the month of May. Bring in a package of diapers and be entered to win a coffee card good for 10 drinks of choice and a Fabulous Relaxing Wellness Package worth $690!

******************************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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