Thursday, May 20, 2010

weekend fun (may 21, 22 & 23)

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(THURS-SAT) Creme Brulee Kids biannual Consignment and Boutique sale

(FRI 5/21) KEXP's Hood to Hood Challenge 2010
CUPCAKE ROYALE - FAMILY ACTIVITIES: Bands, activities and KEXP cupcakes with KEXP DJs John Richards, Ashley and Mel
10:30am: The Not-Its!
1:00pm: The Board of Education
4:30pm: Caspar Babypants

(FR-SUN) Extended through Sunday - Dollar Days @ Cruzin Kidz in Woodinville!

(SAT) The BabyMap Event: Balancing BABY + WORK + FAMILY
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Get the information and inspiration you need! Learn tips and tricks to optimize these early years for you and your family at:

(SAT) Greenwood Garage Sale Day

(SAT) WESTWOOD VILLAGE STREET FAIR: Bouncy toys and magic shows for the kids, live bands/exhibits/activities/raffles for the grownups, even JP Patches! That’s just some of what you’ll find at the first West Seattle street festival of the season.

(SAT) CAFE O' PLAY Rummage Sale: We will be hosting a rummage sale the last two weekends of the month (5/22-5/23 & 5/29-5/30) and you are invited to reserve a spot on one or more of those days. Send email to for more information.

(SAT) Come enjoy a unique cultural experience! Denise Louie Education Center is excited to announce its 5th Annual Children and Families Festival on Saturday, May 22th from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Beacon site (3327 Beacon Ave. S).

(SAT) Don't miss the next Sensory Friendly Film: Shrek Forever After
Tickets are $4-6 depending on location and can be purchased on the day of the event. There are 2 AMC locations offering this family friendly opportunity in Western Washington:
*AMC Kent Station 14, 426 Ramsay Way, Kent, Wash. 98032
*AMC Woodinville 12, 17640 Garden Way NE, Woodinville, WA 98072

(SAT) Studio East’s Community Day
The folks at Studio East want to show off their shiny new theater digs with tours and a performance by the cast of Suessical. Sat., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kirkland, Free. Read more.

(SAT) Have a teen interested in rowing? Sign up now for the free "Row for a Day" on May 22 to try it out at the Sammamish Rowing Association by Marymoor Park in Redmond.

(SAT) Prince Ivan and the Firebird at Moonpaper Tent
What do you get when you mix a mysterious bird, a curious prince and some fantastic puppetry? Serious family entertainment, including interaction with the kids in the audience. Tip: Go early for a show-related craft. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat. 1 and 3 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m., Seattle, $10.

(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) Spring Bird Walk
Explore Carkeek Park’s trails searching for birds with an Audubon Master Birder. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars if available. Ages 8 and older.
When: Saturday, May 22, 2010, 8 – 10am
Where: Carkeek Park
950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road
Seattle WA 98177
Elementary School, Middle School, High School

(SAT) Kids Fish-In
Fishing pole and reel provided, along with expert fishing assistance.
Ages 5 to 14. $5, space limited.
When: Saturday, May 22, 2010, 9am – 2pm
Wher: Green Lake Park, behind Bathhouse Theatre
7312 W. Greenlake Drive N., Seattle
Elementary School, Middle School
Pre-register: Yes

(SAT) Spring Wildflowers Super Saturday
Games, arts and crafts, educational workshops, puzzles and more, all with a wildflower theme. Most activities FREE.
When: Saturday, May 22, 2010, 10am – 3pm
Where: Audubon Center, Seward Park
5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.
Seattle WA 98118
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Scoop on Cool Careers
Bring your kids to meet local professionals with cool jobs, enjoy ice cream and learn how to prepare now for exciting careers. Hosted by Congressman Jay Inslee. Pre-registration strongly encouraged.
When: Saturday, May 22, 2010, 12 – 2pm
Where: Microsoft Conference Center, McKinley Room
16070 N.E. 36th Way
Redmond WA 98052
All ages; FREE
Pre-register: Yes

(SAT) Films4Families
Thoughtful films for families are offered as part of the Seattle International Film Festival. “From Time to TIme” (2009) sees young Tolly traveling through time to the early 1800s. Ages 5 and older, due to ghostly presences and some intense sequences. $6.
When: Saturday, May 22, 2010, 1pm
Where: Uptown Cinemas
511 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Seattle WA 98109
Elementary School, Middle School

(SAT) Nature Walk
Explore Mercer Slough Nature Park with a park ranger. 2 to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
When: Saturday, May 22, 2010, 2 – 3pm
Where: Mercer Slough Nature Park
1625 118th Ave. S.E.
Bellevue WA 98005
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, May 22, 2010, 8:15pm
Where Paramount School Park
15500 Eighth Ave. N.E.
Shoreline WA 98155
OR North shore of Green Lake
west of Bathhouse Theatre
7312 W. Greenlake Drive N.
Seattle WA 98103
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Owl Hoot
Join a dusk-to-dark owl prowl through Camp Long’s woodland.
Ages 5 and older. $8, $6 child, pre-register by May 21.
When: Saturday, May 22, 2010, 8 – 10pm
Where: Camp Long
5200 35th Ave. S.W.
Seattle WA 98126
Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Pre-register: Yes
Phone: 206-684-7435

(SUN) Get Outta Here!
Join a naturalist-led exploration around Rattlesnake Lake.
Ages 5 and older. $5 children, adults free.
When: Sunday, May 23, 2010, 10 – 11:30am
Where: Cedar River Watershed Education Center
19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E.
North Bend WA 98045
Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Pre-register: Yes
Phone: 206-733-9421

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

Ongoing (FRI) Fridays are FREE days at Soundbridge! (Seattle Symphony / Benaroya Hall). Friday afternoons are free at Soundbridge! Come try an instrument, play Wii Music, sing and dance at story time (1:30pm), or listen to some of the Seattle Symphony's most famous recordings at the listening bar.
Call 206.336.6600 for more information or to make a reservation for six or more children. Every Friday Afternoon, 12-4pm

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

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) 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 (SAT/SUN) Weekend Storytimes Around Town

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 (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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