Friday, June 4, 2010

weekend fun (june 4th-6th)

(FRI) Free Doughnut Day!

(FRI) FREE SAM Tickets @ Participating Starbucks after 2pm
FREE weekday admission for 1 adult to the Seattle Art Museum; must be redeemed by Sept 30, 2010. SAM is always FREE to for children 12 and under

(FRI) Friday June 4th, the Seattle Center is opening up Key Arena for FREE ice skating to the public! Not only will admission be free, but skate rentals are FREE as well!! What a great option for some free family fun!

(FRI) Friday Night Lawn Flicks for Teens at the Coal Creek YMCA
When: Fridays June 4, 9pm
Address: Coal Creek YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd, Newcastle
Age: Grades 6-10
Cost: Free admission
Note: PG & PG-13 films will be projected onto the wall of the YMCA

(FRI) Free Friday Night at the HOCM!
The first Friday of every month marks free fun time at the museum. PlayWise early learning activities will be available from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for ages 2-5.
Hands On Children's Museum, Olympia
Date: 05/07/2010 - 06/04/2010
Time: First Fridays 5-9 p.m.
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free

(SAT) See Kai Run Warehouse Sale! 50% off and more!

(SAT) Sustainable West Seattle Day!
Delridge Day and reFresh Southwest is a free community celebration
taking place June 5, from 1 to 5 pm featuring live performances,
creative arts and environmentally-minded workshops, speakers, family
activities, and over 100+ community organizations.
Hosted at the Delridge Community Center and Playfield at 4501 Delridge Way S.W. , the event will feature two music stages. Workshops span from sustainable gardening practices to theater arts to Brazilian dancing; family activities include potato sack races, a magic show, a walking tour and a fresh produce tasting. In addition, Sustainable West Seattle will host dozens of organizations and local businesses in a resource fair.
Tents will be set up for families to enjoy the festival: a photo booth, face painting, Henna Extravaganza, bubbles, potato sack races, and a jumpy tent are just a few of the features that will be offered for free throughout the day. The Austin Foundation will also offer a fun obstacle course for kids to get active and learn more about exercise. (Thanks Stella!)

(SAT) Duvall Days!
On Saturday, June 5th, the event now known as the Country Livin’ Festival carries on the long standing traditions of Duvall while honoring the future of our community. This year Main Street will be closed all day, and will host all of the events and activities from Valley Street to the Woodinville-Duvall Road.

(SAT) Capitol Hill Garage Sale

(SAT) Beacon Hill Festival
The 18th annual Beacon Hill Festival, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Jefferson Community Center — there is still time to sponsor, sign up as a vendor, or contribute to the silent auction. For more information, call Doreen Deaver at 206-684-7481.
Jefferson Community Center
Entertainment, local food, carnival games, bounce toys, vendors, silent auction
When Jun 5, 2009 11:00 am (Saturday)
Where Jefferson Community Center
3801 Beacon Avenue S

(SAT) Get Movin'
Get Movin' is a free summer program aimed at motivating families to Get Movin' and improve their health by adopting a more active, healthy lifestyle through physical and recreational activities.
2010 Get Movin' Kick-off and Registration
Saturday, June 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Marysville - Allen Creek Elementary * RECESS MONKEY concert at 2pm!
Monroe - Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA
Lynnwood - Alderwood Mall at The Villages
Everett - Everett Mall
Stanwood - Stanwood Haggen Food & Pharmacy
(Thanks Kerri!)

(SAT) YOU Powered Block Party
When: June 5, 10am-2pm
Address: Mercer Island’s Southend shopping area
Age: All
Cost: Free
Note: Prizes, food, electric bike demos, arts and crafts

(SAT) Georgetown Marketplace Opens!
What: The former Rainier Cold Storage lot becomes the city’s newest source for locally grown produce and a flea market with more than 70 vendors.
Why: Get wild morels, porcini mushrooms, strawberries, and bamboo shoots while they’re hot (and in season).
When: Thru Oct. 16. Every Sat. Farmers market, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; flea market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 6000 Airport Way S.

(SAT) From RubySlipper:
National Trails Day
Saturday, June 5, is National Trails Day, a day to "discover, learn about, and celebrate trails." On the Eastside (and beyond), there are several events happening in honor of National Trails Day:
* Take a medieval "Trail Trek" through Pioneer Park in Mercer Island. There will be arts and crafts, Elizabethan games, and a Renaissance story along the trail in the NW quadrant of Pioneer Park. More info HERE
* Help clean up the trails on Tiger Mountain in Issaquah and Mt. Si in North Bend. Learn more HERE
* Try the hiking and biking events planned at the Redmond Watershed. There is even a guided easy family walk. Check it out HERE

(SAT) Two Big Diaper Drives
Little Gym and The Kenney (starts at 1pm)
Bring diapers and your kids can play and play. Little Gym will have open play with supervision by their amazing instructors. Cupcakes to all diaper droppers on the way out thanks to Coffee to a Tea and New York Cupcakes. The Kenney will have music, face painting, a beer garden.
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2010
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Little Gyms in W. Seattle, Bellevue and Issaquah and The Kenney in W. Seattle

(SAT) Model Boat Regatta
When: Saturday, June 5, 9 a.m – 5pm
Address: Bellevue Downtown Park,10201 N.E. Fourth St.,Bellevue, WA 98004
Age: All
Cost: Free

(SAT) Caspar Babypants
Live @ Bellevue Library
Saturday, June 5, 10:30am, Room #1

(SAT) Mercer Island Letterbox Adventures
Use clues to find hidden boxes in the forest, then use the hidden stamp to mark your pad. Enter the contest by July 1st to win prizes
When: June 5th, 1-5pm
Address: Pioneer Park
Age: About 5 and up
Cost: Free

(SAT) Birthday party for children’s author Richard Scarry at Mockingbird Books
Mockingbird Books (7220 Woodlawn Ave NE) is hosting a birthday party for author Richard Scarry, who would have been 90 this year.
The party will be on Saturday, June 5, 2010, and will feature balloons, healthy snacks, and a special story hour at 11 a.m.

(SAT/SUN) Green Festival
June 5-6, 2010
Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm
WA State Convention & Trade Center
800 Convention Place, Seattle

(SUN) The Kenney Family Reunion and Festival
The Kenney Retirement Community is hosting a family reunion and festival on Sunday June 5th from 1-7.
Looks like they have lots of great activities for everyone including: music, face painting, beer gardens, and a family tree just to name a few. They will also hold a diaper drive benefitting WestSide Baby.

(SUN) Let’s Get Out!
Dates: Sundays, May 23 or June 6; 10–11:30 am
Speaker: Katie Saylor, Naturalist, Seattle Public Utilities
Audience: Children (age 5+); Must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $5 per child; adults free
Summary: Who created the maze of marks on that leaf? How can osprey hunt for fish so high in the sky? Did you know that male butterflies defend their territory? Bring your family and join us for a naturalist-led exploration around Rattlesnake Lake. Through demonstration, hands-on activities, and open exploration, we will discover more about our amazing natural world.
Recent studies show that getting into nature reduces stress, helps to create family bonds, and is more important than ever in our increasingly urban environment. Bring the kids, good walking shoes, and a sense of adventure and wonderment and come outside!

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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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