Friday, May 7, 2010

weekend fun (may 8 & 9)

Kick off the weekend with these FRIDAY NIGHT events!

****(Cheap or Free) Mothers Day Ideas****

"Babies: The Movie" Opening Weekend

(SAT/SUN) West Seattle Garage Sale – ALL of West Seattle Participates. Visit too!

(SAT) Lincoln Park Cooperative Preschool's Toy, Children's Clothing and Gear Sale (60+ families)

(SAT) Professor Banjo’s Kids’ Show and Family Dance
What: Wiggle and sing along to Paul Silveria and W.B. Reid and Bonnie Zahnow’s blend of old-timey music.
Why: Learn square dance moves easy enough for even the littlest steppers.
When: Sat., 3-5 p.m.
Where: OmCulture, 2210 N. Pacific St. (206-829-9969)
Adults, $7; children, $5.

(SAT) Kirkland Library celebrates the “Musical Month Of May” with the Not-Its!
308 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkand
Saturday, May 8th, 2:00pm FREE

(SAT) Children's Puppet Theater Presents: THe Tale of Two Bad Mice
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.
Location: Alki Bathhouse
Ages 1 and older
Sat. 1 – 2pm

(SAT) Head to Tukwila for the Duwamish-side Backyard Wildlife Festival (it's the festival's 10th birthday this year -- woo!).
Marketplace, nature education, workshops, music, food, kids’ area, guided bird tour and more.

(SAT) Kids Bike Swap
Swap an outgrown kid’s bike (24” or smaller) for one that fits. Includes bike safety rodeo, free helmets and a “Family Bike” expo. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you don’t have a bike to swap, come noon to 4 p.m. to buy a bike.
When: Saturday, May 8, 2010, 10am – 4pm
Where Genesee Playfield / 4301 S. Genesee St. Seattle
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Seattle Maritime Festival
The festival's Family Fun Day includes tugboat races, workboat parade, chowder cook-off, boat building competition, survival suit races, harbor tours, kids’ activities, displays and more.
When: Saturday, May 8, 2010, 11am – 5pm
Where: Pier 66/Bell Street Pier
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Wild West Pet Fest
Shelter’s first anniversary in new location. Cats and kittens available for adoption, food vendors, cat and dog microchipping (Snohomish County residents, donation) off-leash dog play area, Western-themed costume contest and more
When: Saturday, May 8, 2010, 10am – 4pm
Where: Everett Animals Shelter
333 Smith Island Road
Everett WA
All ages; FREE

(SAT) New Voices, New Stories
Stories from local community members, followed by Filipino-influenced stories from Claudia Alexandra Parras. Donations accepted.
When: Saturday, May 8, 10–11:30am
Where: Neighborhood House
High Point Center
6400 Sylvan Way S.W.
Seattle WA 98126
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Bellevue - Drama Clinic at Common Folk Kids
May 08, 2010 (2:00pm - 3:30pm)
CF Kids Drama Clinic - Bring in the kids for an exhilarating drama clinic where they will learn to creatively express themselves and explore their imaginations! Free! Crossroads Mall, NE 8th St and 156th Ave SE

(SAT) Bellevue - Tiny Tots-Kids at Skate King
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM May 08, 2010
Tiny Tots and Kids Skate at Skate King
Saturdays, 10:30-12:30pm
Kids 10 and under (with parents)
Bellevue Skate King 2301 140th Ave NE Bellevue
$5 Admission
Skate Rental FREE/$4 Inlines

(SUN) Sound of Music Sing-along at Kirkland Performance Center
Let your inner Maria (or Liesl or Gretel) shine at this super-fun sing-along concert of everyone’s fave musical. Don’t forget costumes (prizes will be awarded)! All proceeds go to helping moms and daughters in a remote village in Honduras. Sun., 6 p.m., Kirkland, Free (but $25-$35 donation suggested).

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