Thursday, July 15, 2010

weekend fun (july 16-18)

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(FRI) Johnny Bregar @ Snoose Junction Pizzeria
Friday, July 16—4:00 pm - Free!
Snoose Junction Pizzaria in Ballard
2305 N.W. Market St, Seattle

(FRI) Nancy Stewart is performing at Crossroads Mall this evening at 5pm. Bring your littles for a sing-along!

FRI) Family Summer Concert: Coco Loco
When: Friday, July 16, 2010, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Magnuson Amphitheater
6344 N.E. 74th St, Seattle
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Sounds of Summer: Petty Fever
Bring lawn chairs and blankets.
When: Friday, July 16, 2010, 7pm
Where: Jennings Memorial Park
6915 Armar Road, Marysville WA 98270
All ages, FREE

(FRI) Bookwalk
Take a walk with your little ones and read the book Sunset Switch. The book will be on the trail for a week, along with other nature explorations. Pick up the trail map at the front desk. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 12 through 17.
When: Friday, July 16, 2010, 9am – 8pm
Where: South Bellevue Community Center
14509 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue
Age recommendation: Toddler, Preschool, Elementary School
Cost: FREE

(FRI) Hiawatha Kids Fun Fest
Hours of fun featuring carnival games, refreshments, dunk tank, children’s entertainment, face painting & more. Enjoy the Zambini Brothers, Hi-Yu Junior Court, The Balloon Buffoon Dude and Alley-Oop! There will be hot dogs, pop, juice, water, chips, and Sno-Kones available for purchase. Get an all day carnival bracelet for only $5.
Where: Hiawatha Community Center
2700 California Ave. S.W., Seattle
When: Entertainment starts at 11:15 a.m. and carnival games start at noon.

(FRI/SAT) Solarfest Kick off @ 7pm
Shoreline Solar Project will host their 7th Annual SolarFest Kick Off Benefit on Friday, July 16, 2010 from 7pm to 9:30pm. Friday night’s Auction proceeds go toward their mission of promoting
practical application of renewable energy and environmentally responsible living choices. The opening night Speaker Friday the 16th is Marcelo da Luz who will recount his experiences setting world records driving his Solar Car above the arctic circle. The SolarFest Fair will take place Saturday, July 17, from 10am to 8pm. Featured at the fair will be Exhibitors, Speakers, Kids Zone, Transportation Zone, E-Waste Recycling, Taste of Shoreline, Live Entertainment, and a Beer Garden (sustainably made by Sierra Nevada Brewery).
Where: Shoreline Community College

(FRI/SAT/SUN) Kirkland Uncorked
When: Friday through Sunday, July 16 (5 pm to 10 pm), July 17 (1 to 10 pm), and July 19 (1 to 6 pm)
Address: Marina Park Pavilion, 25 Lakeshore Plaza, Kirkland
Age: All
Cost: Wine tasting – $20/advance or $25 at the gate;
Note: Festival food booths, music, classic car show and dog beauty contest free to public

(FRI) Campfire Program: Whooooo’s Out There?
When: Friday, July 16, 7:30-9:30pm
Address: Cedar River Watershed
Cost: $5 per person
Note: Learn about owls with fun around the campfire

(FRI) Peanut Butter & Jam Concert Series at the Spray Park: Jim Valley
When: Fridays, July 30 – August 20 – 12:00pm
Address: Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Avenue S.
Age: All
Cost: Free

(FRI/SAT/SUN) Target Arts & Wonder
Target Arts & Wonder is a FREE family event, July 16th-18th. In efforts to help further education Target is offering you FREE admission or reduced to over 2200 museums. To see if your location is included go here. For the Seattle are you can go to the Seattle Arts Museum or Wing Luke Museum.

(FRI/SAT/SUN) Covington Days Festival
Wide variety of entertainment and exciting activities including the Covington Days Fair, a carnival, live bands, entertainment, parade and vendors with food, arts & crafts and commercial products for sale. There will also be a 5K run/walk and skateboard contest.
Where: Covington MultiCare Clinic
17700 SE 272nd St.
When: 9am-9pm

(FRI/SAT/SUN) Bite of Seattle
Includes more than 80 food booths (Just a Bite offers less expensive, smaller “bites”), six entertainment stages, family area (new this year – Dock Dogs competition), chef demonstrations and more. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 16 and 17, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 18.
When: Friday, July 16, 2010, 11am – 9pm
Where: Seattle Center
305 Harrison St., Seattle
All ages; FREE

(FRI/SAT/SUN) Kla Ha Ya Days continue in downtown Snohomish.
Four day festival featuring a kid's parade, famous frog jumping contest, chili cook-off, Civil War reenactment, salmon BBQ, soapbox derby, golf tournament, carnival, bed races, farmers market, 5-mile and 1-mile river run, stage entertainment, custom car show, sunset parade and many more games and contests for the whole family to enjoy!
10 pm Fireworks at Harvey Field for Kla Ha Ya Days.
**Saturday they have the annual Baby Crawl Race in downtown Snohomish at noon**

(FRI/SAt/SUN) Sequim Lavender Festival
Farm tours 10-6; street fair 9-7.
Opening ceremony 11:00 am

(SAT) Roosevelt Community Bull Moose Festival
Music, food, Seafair Pirates, children’s carnival activities, artesian and local business booths, car show, outdoor film and more.
When: Saturday, July 17, 2010, 8:30am – 11pm
Where: Roosevelt Way N.E. and N.E. 65th Street, Seattle
All ages; FREE

(SAT) SAM Arts & Wonder
Free admission to Seattle Art Museum galleries, face painting, storytime (ages 10 and younger, 1:30 p.m.) and Family Fun Workshop: Silk-screen family T-shirts with pictures inspired by Andy Warhol (ages 3 to 12 with adult, 10 a.m. to noon. FREE, pre-register).
When: Saturday, July 17, 2010, 10am – 2pm
Where: Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Ave., Seattle
All ages; FREE

(SAT) The Wing Arts & Wonder
Free admission to Wing Luke Museum galleries today. Artist-led family project: create nature prayer flags (1 to 3 p.m.).
When: Saturday, July 17, 2010, 10am – 8pm
Where: Wing Luke Museum
719 S. King St., Seattle WA 98104
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Sensory Friendly Film
Families affected by autism and other disorders can enjoy a film with lights brought up, sound turned down, no previews or ads. Bring your own snacks and feel free to move about. Today, Despicable Me (PG).
When: Saturday, July 17, 2010, 10am
Where: AMC Woodinville 12
17640 Garden Way N.E.
Woodinville WA 98072
All ages
Cost: $4 to $6.

(SAT) Wedgwood Art Festival
Local artists, music, children’s activities, visit from Seattle Fire Dept., food and a puppet show.
When: Saturday, July 17, 2010, 10am – 5pm
Where: Hunter Tree Farm
7744 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle
All ages; FREE

(SAT) KID YOGA Kick-Off Event
Free yoga demonstrations for kids and their grown-ups from KID YOGA, special appearance by local author and artist Schamet Horsfield, who will lead the kids in an interactive story time of her book “Om Baby, Child of the Universe.” Other activities include a tour of Orange Blossom Society’s Children’s Garden (and a chance to dig!), music and dancing, hot dogs (veggie too), popcorn for sale, shopping in the Orange Blossom Boutique, crafts and more. FREE, $10.00 donation encouraged for the KID YOGA scholarship fund.
When: Saturday, July 17, 2010, 10:30am – 1:30pm
Where: Orange Blossom Society
16715 N.E. 79th St.
Redmond WA
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Mill Creek Festival
Arts and crafts, food, car show, kid’s activities, entertainment, pet plaza and more. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 17 and 18.
When: Saturday, July 17, 2010, 11am – 6pm
Where: Mill Creek Boulevard
just north of 164th Street S.E.
Mill Creek WA
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Waterfront Art Festival
Juried arts and crafts, food and kids’ activities. Free shuttle.
When: Saturday, July 17, 2010, 11am – 7pm
Where: Mukilteo Lighthouse Park
609 Front St., Mukilteo
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Sand Blast Festival
Sand sculpturing, arts and crafts fair, music, dance, performance and storytelling. Noon to 6 p.m. July 17 and 18.
When: Saturday, July 17, 2010, 12 – 6pm
Where: McCormick Park
26200 N.E. Stephens St., Duvall
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Family Day @ EMP
French Canadian dance workshop and live music with Louis Leger and La Famille Leger.
When: Saturday, July 17, 2010, 1–3pm
Where: Experience Music Project
325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle
Cost: Included with admission: $10 today only, free ages 4 and younger and those born in the year 2000.

(SAT) Tunes and Trains
Concert features folk/acoustic music from Valeri Lopez, gospel music from Abbey White and guitar player Max Capestany.
When: Saturday, July 17, 2010, 12 – 3pm
Where: Railroad Park
7971 Railroad Ave., Snoqualmie
All ages; FREE

(SAT) An Inconvenient Squirrel
Annual family play performed by Theater Schmeater.
5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays July 10 through Aug. 8.
When: Saturday, July 17 @ 5pm
Where: Volunteer Park Amphitheater
1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle
All ages; FREE

(SAT/SUN) Izilla Toys Grand Opening Party
What: The Capitol Hill fave reopens in a new spot with more room for toys and bikes and a kiddie play area. Fete the relo with free face painting, music, and cupcakes.
Why: A special 20 percent off everything at both locations (since you know he’ll be begging).
When: Party is Sat 10am-5pm; sale is Sat 9am-7pm;
Where: Party, Capitol Hill, 1419 12th Ave. (206-322-8697); Wallingford Center, 1815 N. 45th St., ste. 218 (206-547-5204).

(SAT/SUN) Viking Days
The museum's annual celebration of all things Nordic includes a Swedish pancake breakfast ($6-$10, Saturday, Sunday 9 a.m.-noon) , traditional Nordic foods, music and dance, a Viking encampment (with battle re-enactments), and more.
Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle
Time: Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free admission to festival and museum

(SAT/SUN) Best of Magnuson Park
Intercontinental Cup Soccer Games: Teams are formed of local players with direct ties (immigrant, first generation) to each of six continents (Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America), and start at 9 a.m. July 17 and 18 on fields 6 and 7. FREE.
Best of the Northwest: Art show takes place in Hangar 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 17 and 18. FREE.
Beer, Wine and Food: Beer and wine garden for adults, food for the whole family.
Justice for Mankind Festival: Music performances in Hangar 30 10 a.m., 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. July 17, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. July 18. FREE.
When: Saturday, July 17, 2010, 9am
Where: Magnuson Park
7400 Sandpoint Way N.E., Seattle
All ages; FREE

(SAT/SUN) SeaFair Indian Days Pow Wow
The United Indians of All Tribes Foundation holds this annual celebration on the beautiful grounds of Discovery Park, Seattle, Washington. The Pow Wow averages 400 - 600 dancers in full regalia, 25 drum groups, and 10,000 spectators which come to celebrate the richness of the Native American culture.
In addition to the dancers, more than 60 vendors showcasing a wide array of Native American arts and crafts which include jewelry, carvings, intricate beadwork, artwork, tapes, CD's, and T-shirts.
Where: Daybreak Star Cultural Center, Discovery Park, Seattle.
Friday: $1
Sat/Sun $5
under 12 free

(SAT/SUN) White Center Jubliee Days
A two-day festival featuring live music on two stages, food booths, carnival, free childrens entertainment, parade and street fair.
Wher: 17th Ave SW & Roxbury, Seattle
When: 10am-midnight Saturday
10am-6pm Sunday

(SAT) 2pm Ranger Walk
Where: Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station
15416 SE 16th St, Bellevue

(SAT/SUN) Seattle Bon Odori
Bon Odori celebrates Japanese Buddhism, culture and food. Come experience this summertime festival with colorful kimono, traditional folk dancing, classic Ikebana flower arrangements, ever-popular Taiko demonstrations and lots of other sights, sounds and tastes. The public is welcome to join in the dancing!
Seattle Budhist Church, 1427 Main St
When: 4-10 pm

(SUN) Kirkland Classic Car Show
Downtown Kirkland, Lake Street, Park Lane, Kirkland Ave. & Main Street
When: 10-4 pm

(SUN) Sequim Lavender Festival
Street fair, food court (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 16 and 17, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 18) and tours of six lavender farms in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 16 through 18).
When: Sunday, July 18, 2010, 9am – 6pm
Where: Sequim WA (Olympic Peninsula)
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Farmers Market Kid’s Day
Kids’ activities, children dancers and artists, Kindierock band The Board of Education, root beer float garden and more.
When: Sunday, July 18, 2010, 10am – 3pm
Where: South Tacoma Farmers Market
56th Avenue S. and Washington Street, Tacoma
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Dog Days of Summer
When: Sunday, July 18, 2010, 1 – 3pm
Flying Disc Dog demonstrations and training, dog skills demonstrations, contests (dog/ownder Look-Alike, Ugliest Dog, Best Howl or Bark, Dashing Duos dress-up).
Where: Three Forks Off-leash Dog Park - across the street from Centennial Fields Park, 39903 S.E. Park St., Snoqualmie

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