Thursday, June 10, 2010
Music Together Big Kids’ Free Sample Classes at Music Center
For children ages 5 to 7, Music Together Big Kids’ class is now offered at Music Center of the Northwest, and free sample classes are available Saturdays, beginning February 5. Early music training helps develop brain areas involved in language and reasoning, enhances teamwork skills and discipline, and provides a means of self-expression. This class also teaches children to conquer fears, building confidence through performance. Understanding core musical concepts prepares kids for formal instruction, and a lifetime of joyful music making.
Teen Art Studio
Young artists are welcome to explore art. Every month a different professional artist teaches a new art form, including cartooning, figure drawing, mixed media and more. Ages 13 to 18. FREE, materials and refreshments provided, space limited so arrive on time.
Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Gage Academy of Art
1501 10th Ave. E.
Middle School, High School
Tiny Tots Skate
Bring your new roller skater to the rink without fear of being run over by more experienced skaters. On Saturday mornings, the rink is reserved for kids 10 and under with their parents.This is an ongoing event, so check with the rink for unexpected schedule changes before dropping by.
Bellevue Skate King, Bellevue
Time: Saturdays 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ages: Ages 10 and under with parent
Cost: Admission $5, skate rental free. Blade rental $4.
Take a train ride at Country Village.
DRIVE IN / Valley 6 Auburn
Gates open at 7:00, show at dusk.
Get Crafty Saturdays @ Bellevue Arts Museum
When: Saturdays, 1-3 pm
Address: Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue WAY NE , Bellevue
Cost: $2 materials fee per child or free with paid admission
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)
Make & Take
Make a crafty project every Wednesday and Saturday
When: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Where: A Muse
7107 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle
All ages; FREE
Issaquah Farmer’s Market
When: Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm
Address: Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave NW, Issaquah
Cost: free admission
Bellevue Saturday Farmers Market
When: Saturdays, 10am -2pm, June 5-November 20
Address: Washington Square, 10610 NE 8th St
All Ages; FREE
Redmond Saturday Market
When: Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm
Address: 7730 Leary Way, Redmond
Cost: Free admission
Weekend Storytimes Around Town
(SAT) Early Open for Autism
The Children’s Museum, Seattle opens its doors early for families with children on the autistic spectrum. During the early open time the Museum does not run normal music or sounds and will not use the PA system.
8:30 to 10 a.m. FIRST Saturdays. $3.
Seattle Center House
305 Harrison St.
Seattle WA 98109
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.
Lowes "Build and Grow" Clinic (free)
Drawing in the Park
Draw all day at Olympic Sculpture Park. Easels and drawing materials provided.
When: Saturdays, Morning to dusk: June 19 through Aug. 21.
Where: Olympic Sculpture Park
2901 Western Ave. Seattle WA
All ages; FREE
Crafts for Kids
Lakeshore Learning offers FREE craft activities for kids ages 3 and older.
When: 11am – 3pm
Where: Lakeshore Learning , Bellevue
Age recommendation: Preschool, Elementary School
Storytime at Elliott Bay Book Company
Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11:30am
Join us for this fun round of readings from picture and storybooks ... Go to the castle in the children's section ... and the stories begin!
Tukwila- Foster Golf Links: Kids play free.
All Juniors play free with a paid adult.
When: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 13500 Interurban Ave South, Tukwila
Family Story Time at the Lake City Branch
Bring your children to enjoy stories, crafts, songs and fun with our children's librarians.
10:30 – 11 a.m.
Storytime @ Ravenna Third Place Books
We invite kids to Children's Storytime every Saturday at 11am.
Storytim @ Barnes & Noble Booksellers
*Call your local B&N to see if they participate!
Story Time @ Mockingbird Books
Kids can enjoy stories at the store every morning except Sundays.
Ages: All Ages
Storytime @ Borders Books & Music
Enjoy stories selected by a children’s book expert at Borders.
When: 11am – 12pm
Where: Westfield Southcenter
2437 Southcenter Mall
Seattle WA 98188
All ages; FREE
Baby Story Time at the Northeast Branch
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Northeast Branch
Bring your infants (0-12 months) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Only ONE Saturday per month - June 12th is the first! Call to confirm!
Officer Cookie's Urban Youth Chess Club at the Rainier Beach Branch
"Play Chess and Not War!" All elementary and middle school kids and their parents are invited to join the group.