Thursday, May 27, 2010

weekend fun (may 28th - may 31st)

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(FRI) Starbucks We Love you Fridays - Pick up free SIFF tickets!

(FRI) Movies at Mercer Slough
Bring a comfy blanket or pillow to enjoy “Baby Tales.” Ages 8 and older with adult.
When: Friday, May 28, 2010, 5 – 6:30pm
Where: Mercer Slough Visitor Center
Age: Elementary School

(FRI-MON) Northwest Folklife Festival
Let the summer begin - Northwest Folklife Festival is here! There's music everywhere at the annual Memorial Weekend folk and traditional music blowout, from scheduled performances to impromptu jam sessions on the sidewalks. Visitors with kids should check out the Folklife Commons, where kids can get busy with tons of activities.
Planned as well as impromptu music and performance sessions, workshops, dancing, films, vendors, ethnic foods and more. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. May 28 through 30, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 31. Family activities 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at Folklife Commons.
Kids’ programming 11 to 11:45 a.m. Sat., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sun. and 11 to 11:40 a.m. Mon. on Fisher Green Stage.
Friday, Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, Monday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where Seattle Center
305 Harrison St.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages
Cost: Suggested donation $10 per day, $20 per family.

(FRI-SAT) The Evergreen State College Science Carnival
This event offers hundreds of presentations from Evergreen science students, with an emphasis on demonstration, hands-on participation and fun. Designed for students in kindergarten through grade 12 -- or anyone in the community with an interest in science -- the carnival features 20- to 50-minute presentations about Mendelian genetics, the solar system, making biodiesel and many other topics.
2700 Evergreen Parkway N.W., Olympia
Time: Friday, Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: Grades K-12
Cost: Free

(FRI-SAT) Cruizin Kidz Memorial Day Weekend Sale
You Pick Your Sale - How does this work, you ask?
We will have cards for you to choose from, on these cards will be sales we have had in the past, such as Buy 3 Get 2 Free, BOGO (Buy 1 Get 1 50%off), and so on.* So whatever the sale you pull you get. So come in and check out all the new great stuff we just put out and stock up on all those last minute items you need before the big weekend of sunshine we have been all waiting for.

(SAT) West Seattle’s combined Teen Late Night Programs will hold the 3rd Annual Southwest Family Fest and Car Showcase from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday May 29, 2010. The festival will take place at the Chief Sealth High School parking lot (behind the Southwest Community Center (2801 SW Thistle St.). Enjoy music and other entertainment, food, family-friendly activities, and a free swim at Southwest Pool from 1 to 2 p.m.

(SAT-MON) Out and About Family Fun Park at Remlinger Farms
What's the end result of spending a day of this long holiday weekend at this outdoor fun park (which includes rides and attractions such as a steam train ride, roller coaster, antique car adventure and petting zoo)? A very good night's sleep. Sat., Sun., Mon (for Memorial Day), 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Carnation, $9 to $11.

(SAT) Beach Walk
Explore the beach at low tide with a ranger-naturalist. Noon May 29, 1 p.m. May 30.
When: Saturday, May 29, 2010, 12pm
Where: Olympic Beach plaza
200 W. Dayton St.
Edmonds WA 98020
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Coleman Pool Opens for the Season - West Seattle

(SAT) Dog Mountain Farm
Baby animals are in da house! Or at Dog Mountain Farm, to be exact. Head over to get a load of baby goats (otherwise known as "kids"), goslings, ducklings and other balls o' cute -- plus, take a Mother Goose self-guided tour, take a draft horse-pulled wagon ride, and taste spring greens. Admission is $5 per car, but that'll be refunded if you register for one of the farm's future programs. 7026 Tolt Highlands Road N.E., Carnation. Saturday, May 29 noon-4 p.m.

(SUN) Kitsap Harbor Festival
Tall ships, vendors, entertainment, sailboat races, Seagull Calling Festival (today, 1 p.m. registration, 2 p.m. contest). Most activities 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 29 and 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31.
When: Sunday, May 30, 2010, 10am – 4pm
Where: Port Orchard Marina Park, Port Orchard
Bremerton Boardwalk, Bremerton
Age recommendation
All ages; FREE

(SUN) ShrimpFest
Festival celebrates Hood Canal spot shrimp. Craft and food booths, belt-sander races, music, kids’ activities, shellfish harvesting on nearby public beaches (license required). 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 30.
When: Sunday, May 30, 2010, 10am – 5pm
Where: Brinnon WA
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Films4Families
Thoughtful films for families are offered as part of the Seattle International Film Festival.
“Princess Lillifee” (2009) follows the adventures of a fairy tale princess who rules over Pinkovia.
When: Sunday, May 30, 2010, 11am
Where: Pacific Place
600 Pine St.
Seattle WA 98101
Seattle WA 98116
All ages; $6

(SUN) 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.
When: Sunday, May 30, 2010, 1pm
Where: Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Ave.
Everett WA 98201
Age recommendation: Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Cost: $6

(SUN/MON) Cruzin’ to Colby
View 400 hot rods, custom and classic cars in a controlled cruise along Colby Ave. in downtown Everett. More activities May 31.
When: Sunday, May 30, 2010, 1 – 5:30pm
Where: Colby Ave.
Everett WA
AAll ages; FREE

(MON) Memorial Day Parade
Parade sponsored by the American Legion.
When: Monday, May 31, 2010, 10am
Where: Olympic Avenue N.
Arlington WA
All ages; FREE

(MON) The Flying Heritage Collection's Memorial Day celebration includes the unveiling of two fully operational tanks (with fire!) at noon and 2 p.m., and the firing of WWII artillery weapon Flak 88 at 1 p.m. $8-$12, under 5 free. All ages. 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett. Monday, May 31 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

(MON) Beach Naturalists
Join beach naturalists to explore the beach at low tide. Dress for the weather; waterproof footwear recommended. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 29, noon to 3:30 p.m. May 30, noon to 3 p.m. May 31.
Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 N.W. 190th St., Shoreline. Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle. Golden Gardens, 8498 Seaview Place N.W., Seattle. South Alki Beach, Constellation Park, 63rd Avenue S.W. and S.W. Beach Drive, Seattle. Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle. Ed Munro Seahurst Park, S.W. 140th Street, Seattle. Olympic Sculpture Park (today and Sun. only), 2901 Western Ave., Seattle
When: Monday, May 31, 2010, 12 – 3pm
Where: Various locations, King County
All ages; FREE

(MON) Munchkin Mondays
1445 120th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, WA 98005
Sky High Sports is a unique trampoline fun center created for one purpose: To have FUN! Come and improvise! Unlike home trampolines, with our specially designed, spring loaded frame, landing here has more give. All frames and springs are covered by 2 inch thick safety pads. With 360 degrees of trampoline walls and court supervisors, there's no falling off this trampoline.
Time: Mondays 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ages: Toddlers
Cost: $7

(MON) The Great Outdoors Children's Day at Seattle Japanese Garden Celebrate Memorial Day with a day of fun and cultural learning at the beautiful Japanese gardens (which turns 50 this year!). Activities include garden tours, kite-making, a taiko performance, koi-feeding, and dress-up.
Mon., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Seattle, $3 to $10.

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

Ongoing (SAT/SUN) Weekend Storytimes Around Town

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) Bothell Farmer’s Market
When: June 4- Sept. 24, Fridays from noon to 6 pm
Address: Bothell Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell

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) Redmond Saturday Market
When: Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm
Address: 7730 Leary Way, Redmond
Age: All
Cost: Free admission
Note: See special events at the market below:
June 5- KidsQuest Museum provides kids activities
June 12- Story Time with Robin Parks
June 19- National Wildlife Federation
June 26- Hawaiian Day with hula at noon
July 3- Kids Day with Mr. Darby sing along
July 10- Cowboy Day with a cowboy jail and live cowboy performances
July 17- KidsQuest Museum provides kids activities
July 24- National Wildlife Federation
July 31- Story Time with Robin Parks
August 14- Zucchini 500- build a veggie race car
August 21- KidsQuest Museum provides kids activities
August 28- Story Time with Robin Parks

(Ongoing SAT/SUN) (SAT/SUN) Preschool All Stars Planetarium Show
What: Stargazers (ages 2-5) find out about the night sky through song, dance, and other activities.
Why: The twinkly constellations will captivate them.
When: Ongoing. Sat. & Sun., 10:30 a.m.
Where: Pacific Science Center, Willard Smith Planetarium, 200 Second Ave. N. (206-443-2001).
Adults, $14; children 6-15, $9; children 3-5, $7; under 3, FREE.

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) Bellevue Saturday Farmers Market
When: Saturdays, 10am -2pm, June 5-November 20
Address: Washington Square, 10610 NE 8th St
All Ages; FREE

Ongoing (SAT) Get Crafty Saturdays @ Bellevue Arts Museum
When: Saturdays, 1-3 pm
Address: Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue WAY NE , Bellevue
Age: Varies
Cost: $2 materials fee per child or free with paid admission
June 5: Translucent Mosaics
June 12: Translucent Mosaics
June 19: How Much is that Doggie in the Window
June 26: How Much is that Doggie in the Window
July 10: Squirt paintings
July 17: Squirt paintings

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) Bicycle Sunday
Break out the bikes, tandems, trailers and training wheels! Four miles of Lake Washington Boulevard, between Seward Park and Mount Baker Beach, are closed to traffic almost every Sunday this summer. Pack a picnic lunch and join the crowds for a leisurely pedal along one of Seattle's most scenic roads. If your clan needs it, you'll find plenty of places to stop along the way for a break, including a children's playground near the entrance of the park. Click on the link for a map of the area.
Seward Park, Seattle
Time: Sundays 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May2-Sep 26 (No event June 20)
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free

(Ongoing SUN) West Seattle Farmers Market

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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