Thursday, June 24, 2010

weekend fun (june 25-27)

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(FRI) Campfire Program: Batty About Bats
Learn about bats with crafts, stories, and games around the campfire; plus flashlight walk to search for bats
When: Friday, June 25, 8-9:30pm
Address: Cedar River Watershed
Age: Families/ youth 3 and up
Cost: $5 per person

(FRI) Auburn KidsDay
Inflatable rides, arts and crafts, face painting, activity and information booths, miniature golf, food, spraypark, playground and more.
When: Friday, June 25, 2010, 11am – 4pm
Where: Les Gove Park 910 Ninth St. S.E. Auburn
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Pirate Party
Swashbuckling adventure at the Captain Cody Buccaneer Bash includes pirate arts and crafts, activities and loot.
When: Friday, June 25, 2010, 3pm
Where: Puyallup Public Library 324 S. Meridian, Puyallup
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Community Dinner and Full Moon Walk
Eat a dinner with new friends, then take a guided night walk and find out what creatures are about after dark. Not suitable for strollers. $4.
When: Friday, June 25, 2010, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Where: Audubon Center, Seward Park
5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.
Seattle WA 98118
All ages
Cost: $4.00
Pre-register: Yes
Phone: 206-652-2444

(SAT) Seattle Children’s Boutique Sale
What: Eight stores (Sugarlump, Buggy) team up to offer deep discounts on clothing, books, toys, and gear.
Why: Tottini is offering 50 percent off bedding, furniture, and more, so be prepared to schlep home some serious finds.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 2719 E. Madison St. For more info, call 206-254-0400.

(SAT) Drawing in the Park
Draw all day at Olympic Sculpture Park. Easels and drawing materials provided. Morning to dusk Saturdays June 19 through Aug. 21.
When: Saturday, June 26, 2010
Where: Olympic Sculpture Park
2901 Western Ave. Seattle WA
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Friday Night Moonlight Movies at the Coal Creek YMCA

(SAT) Lake Marcel Community G-Sale

(SAT) Discovery Center Garage Sale: all proceeds to benefit Breast Cancer Research

(SAT) Artopia and Georgetown Music Fest
What: A multidisciplinary, interactive art and music celebration takes over the streets.
Why: Power tool races, a graffiti installation, more than 30 live bands (Fatal Lucciauno, The Pica Beats, Dark Time Sunshine), and two beer gardens.
When: Fest, Fri., 6-11 p.m. & Sat., 2-10 p.m.; Artopia, Sat., 2-10 p.m.
Where: Artopia, Airport Way S., b/t Corson Ave. & Bailey St.; Fest, Airport Way S., b/t Nebraska & Harney Sts. Admission is free.

(SAT) Chalk the Walk
Artists on hand to help kids create their own sidewalk chalk masterpiece. All ages and artistic abilities.
When: Saturday, June 26, 2010, 10am – 12pm
Where: Puyallup Public Library 324 S. Meridian, Puyallup
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Bridle Trails Party in the Park
When: Saturday, June 26, 8:00 am- 12:30 pm
Address: Bridle Trails State Park Horse Show Grounds NE 53rd and 116th NE, Kirkland, WA
Age: All
Cost: Free (donations accepted)
Notes: Pony rides, cake walk, face painters, Donkey Dash (no donkeys, just a race for the kids), fishing hole, and more

(SAT) Redmond Town Center Arts Festival
The RTC comes alive this weekend with its annual Sidewalk Sale and arts festival, complete with craft vendors, tunes, food and plenty of activities to distract the Littles as you hunt for bargains. Fri.-Sat., 10 am to 7 pm; Sun, Noon to 4 pm, Redmond, Free.
(SAT) Book Signing at Ballard Public Library
Authors Kerry Colburn and Rob Sorenson read from their new book How to Have Your Second Child First: 100 Things That are Good to Know. Anyone with more than one child will appreciate their stories of lessons learned. Sat., 2 pm, Ballard, Free.

(SAT) Greenwood Car Show
If you’ve got a car-lovin’ Little One, get thee to Greenwood’s most popular neighborhood festival for your share of cars, tunes and food. (And don’t forget to check out the Kid’s Zone!) Sat., 8 am to 4 pm, Greenwood, Free.

(SAT) Shoreline Arts Festival
While there’s plenty to do at this two-day community fest (including making crafts, listening to music from flamenco to funk, and sampling yummy food), make sure you hit one of two performances of King Arthur’s Quest by the Missoula Children’s Theatre. Shows are on Saturday at 1 and 5 pm. Sat.10 am to 7 pm; Sun. 10 am to 5 pm, Shoreline.

(SAT) Kent International Festival
Ethnic dance, music, traditional attire, arts and crafts and authentic cuisine.
When: Saturday, June 26, 2010, 10am – 6pm
Where: Town Square Plaza, Second and Smith Street. Kent
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Songs, Sculptures and Sea Life at the Shore
Songs, Sculptures and Sea Life at the Shore. Kick-off party for Mukilteo Library’s adult summer reading. Chantey sing, driftwood art display and demonstration and tide pool touch tank.
When: Saturday, June 26, 2010, 11am – 1pm
Where: Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St, Mukilteo
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Tunes and Trains
Tunes and Trains. Concert by The Left Coast Gypsies (folk/blues/country/rock/psychedelic) and Satellite by Night (folk-fusion).
When: Saturday, June 26, 2010, 12 – 3pm
Where: Railroad Park
7971 Railroad Ave. S.E.
Snoqualmie WA 98065
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Sensory Friendly Fims: Toy Story 3
Movie is played with lights up higher, and noise from the audience is acceptable, to allow for children with sensory needs to comfortably watch the movie
When: June 26, 10am
Address: 17640 Garden Way NE, Woodinville, WA 98072
Age: All
Cost: $6

(SAT) Rosalie Whyel herself shares some of her favorite children's books from the Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art's library at the museum's first-ever story time. Afterward, co-director Shelley Helzer will present a program on manners and etiquette.
FREE. Saturday, June 26, 10-11:30 a.m.
Ages 3-12.

(SAT) KidsQuest Concert
Jun 26, 2010 (6:00-9:00pm)
6pm - Doors open and dinner available
7pm - Music begins (Dancing is strongly encouraged!)
Museum open until 9pm for play The Board of Education plays kids music like you listened to as a child! Close your eyes and think back to the simultaneously intelligent, witty and fun music that you remember. Want music like that for your kids? Well, The Board of Education has granted your wish.
The Board of Education joins us to move and groove at a concert designed for the ten and under set. Take a night to relax, play, chow down and shake your money-maker…even a diapered one!

(SAT) Down on the Farm
Vintage farm equipment, tractor pulls, plowing demonstrations, hay wagon rides, farm tours, egg factory tours, local hot-rod "Cruise In,” food vendors and live music. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 26 and 27.
When: Saturday, June 26, 2010, 10am – 4pm
Where: Wilcox Farms, 40400 Harts Lake Valley Road, Roy WA
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Party in the Park
Bridle Trails' 8th annual Party in the Park is happening on Saturday, June 26. It will take place at Bridle Trails State Park Horse Show Grounds from 8am to 12:30pm (kids' activities and entertainment begins at 9:30am). Enjoy a performance by Valentine's Performing Pigs, pony rides, cake walks, face painting, and much more!

(SAT/SUN) Ananda Mela- Joyful Festival of India
Celebrate the colorful heritage of the Indian community, with magic shows, jugglers, traditional folk dancers, games and much more.
When: June 26 & 27, 12-9pm
Address: Redmond City Hall Campus
Age: All; Free

(SAT/SUN) The 2010 Bellevue Strawberry Festival
June 26 & June 27, 2010
The incredibly delicious and popular Strawberry Festival will be taking place this weekend at Crossroads Park in Bellevue. Have fun on Saturday and Sunday eating yummy food (yes, strawberries will be there in a variety of treats), listening to live music, hanging out in the family area with inflatables, face painting, games, and more, checking out arts and crafts from vendors, and browsing through a museum of local history brought to you courtesy of the Eastside Heritage Center.

(SAT/SUN) Live Arts Bothell
Artists and art booths, juried art, food and entertainment.
June 26 and 27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: U.W. Bothell, 18345 Campus Way N.E.
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Skandia Midsommarfest
Family-friendly Swedish celebration of summer solstice includes a folk parade and raising of the 55-foot Midsommar Pole (2:30 p.m.), music, dance performances and instruction, colorful Nordic costumes and flower crowns, activities for children, and traditional Scandinavian crafts and food. Free parking.
When: Sunday, June 27, 2010, 11am – 6pm
Where: Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E. Kenmore
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Highland Park Market (West Seattle)
One month after Tiffany Silver-Brace put out the call to gauge interest in a Sunday market in the Highland Park Improvement Club parking lot – it’s come together and will debut this Sunday. We asked Tiffany what the Highland Park Sunday Market has lined up so far: The market will offer fresh eggs (laid by Highland Park hens), fresh sourdough bread and sourdough starter, fresh herbs, hand-made clothing, art, photography, hand-etched pint glasses, hand-made jewelry, locally silk-screened pillows, napkins, tote bags, onesies, hand-dyed yarn … It’s rumored that we may also have fresh kettle corn. And that’s just the first week. Additions to the next market (7/11) include homemade pickles, soaps, and hand-blown glass.
The market is set for 9 am-1 pm Sunday; HPIC is at 1116 SW Holden.

(SUN) Kids’ Jam Session
Kids’ Jam Session. Rock out with Seattle-based recording artist Connor Desai. Inflatable microphones and guitars provided.
When: Sunday, June 27, 2010, 6pm
Where: Full Tilt Ice Cream
5041 Rainier Ave S.
Seattle WA 98118
All ages; FREE

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