Thursday, September 23, 2010

weekend fun (sept 24-26)

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(FRI) Day of Caring
Come for the whole day, the morning or afternoon to help spruce up Carillon Woods. Bring work clothes, gloves, sturdy shoes or boots, rain gear if needed and a water bottle. All ages, ages 13 and younger with adult, ages 14 to 17 need signed waiver.
When: Friday, September 24, 2010, 9:30am – 2pm
Where: Carillon Woods
5429 106th Ave. N.E., Kirkland
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Garden Tots
Fun, hands-on exploration of gardens and the things that live in them. Different themes, activities and crafts each week. Ages 2 to 7 with caregiver. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays in Sept. $5 per family, drop-in.
When: Friday, September 24, 2010, 10am – 1pm
Where: Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
20312 15th Ave. N.W., Shoreline
Age recommendation: Toddler, Preschool, Elementary School

(FRI) WonderForge
Kick start this school year with fun and educational entertainment at The Wonder Forge (, Seattle’s award-winning preschool and family games publisher.
Guests can test drive the brand new games, enter to win free games and keep the competitive spirit fueled with complimentary snacks for the whole family.
The Wonder Forge is hosting a FREE Family Games Event on Friday, September 24th from 2:30-4:30 at their offices on Capitol Hill.
Address: 300 E Pike St, Ste 2000, Seattle 98122.
Guests are asked to please RSVP to

(FRI) Make it matter games...back-to-school the business of family life this fall, it's easy to lose sight of the finer things in life! Dedicate a day to deep reflection and the pursuit of a meaningful family life at a special event sponsored by ParentMap! The Meaningful Life Event will be an all-day seminar on the science of compassion and happiness, featuring a special talk by Dr. John Gottman.
At Seattle's Town Hall. Friday, Nov. 5, 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

(FRI/SAT/SUN) Corn Maze & Family Fun
Hay rides, corn maze, farm animals, refreshments and kids’ activities. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sundays in Sept. $7 corn maze, $2 hay rides.
When: Friday, September 24, 2010, 10am – 6pm
Where: Dr. Maze’s Farm
15410 N.E. 124th St., Redmond
All ages; FREE

(FRI/SAT/SUN) Dungeness River Festival
Festival celebrates the watershed that keeps the Sequim-Dungeness Valley alive. Hands-on activities for kids and adults, music, art, food and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24-26.
When: Friday, September 24, 2010, 10am – 4pm
Where: Railroad Bridge Park
2151 W. Hendrickson Road
Sequim WA 98382
All ages; FREE

(FRI/SAT/SUN) Saint Demetrios Greek Festival
The Original Seattle Greek Festival
A Memorable Seattle Tradition!
Come and enjoy what has become a Seattle tradition now in its 50th year! Wonderful authentic Greek food awaits you, along with Greek Folk Dancing by our award winning Greek Folk Dancers with whom you can join to dance to Greek music. Learn about our church and our faith with church tours, shop for bargains on Greek items and visit our Greek Deli to stock up on pastry and Greek delicacies. Family and kid’s activities for a memorable day at St. Demetrios.
Friday September 24 Noon-9:00 PM
Saturday, September 25 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, September 26 Noon-7:00 PM

(FRI/SAT/SUN) Fremont Oktoberfest
Fremont Oktoberfest. Entertainment, microbrew tasting garden, kids’ area (zucchini car races, arts and crafts, pumpkin bowling and more, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 25 and 26), German food, entertainment and Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving (1 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 25 and 26). Dogtoberfest Sept. 26 includes special treats and a dog model search.
Where: Between Phinney Avenue N. and First Avenue N.W. and N. 35th Street and N. Canal Street
All ages; FREE
Sept. 24: 5pm to midnight
Sept. 25: 11am to midnight
Sept. 26: 11am to 6pm

(SAT) Au Pair and Family Day
Fun and interactive activities and games, food and socializing to promote international childcare and the benefits of cultural exchange. Open to all previous and current host families and au pairs, as well as local families that may want to learn more about the program.
When: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 10:30am – 12pm
Where: Madison Park playground
E. Madison Street and E. Howe Street, Seattle WA 98112
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Saturday Stories
Stories and activities that celebrate gardens, plants and nature. Ages 2 to 8 and their families.
When: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 10:30 – 11:15am
Where: Elisabeth C. Miller Library
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle
Age recommendation: Toddler, Preschool, Elementary School

(SAT) Lake Union Park w/Recess Monkey!
Forget Saturday morning cartoons- let's burn off the Frosted Flakes with some high power morning dancing at Seattle's newly coolest park!
860 Terry Avenue North Seattle
September 25, 10:30am

(SAT) Friends For Life Guild Benefit Show at Finaghty's Irish Pub
This is Recess Monkey's first ever show at an Irish Pub- and for a great cause- all proceeds will benefit the benefit pediatric cancer research at Seattle Children's Hospital and a dear friend of ours. Come rock out in the foothills!
7726 Center Blvd SE, Suite 110 Snoqualmie
September 25, 2pm

(SAT) kidServe Volunteeer Event
Opportunity: Arts Activity with Hope Place at Seattle's Union Gospel Mission
Type: Social Outreach
Organization: Seattle's Union Gospel Mission
Date and Time: 9/25/2010 10:00:00 AM
Location 3802 South Othello Street Seattle, WA 98118
Event Outside:No
Hours Required: 2
Contact Name: Teylar Greer
Contact Phone:206-723-0767
Contact Email:
Contact Web
Details:Arrive at shelter from 9am-12pm and do an arts activity and interact with children ages 5-12 at the Hope Place Women and Children's Center
Special Requirements:Bring a smile and a creative mind!
Group Size:8-20
Age Range: 6 and older
Is the Event Full? Spots still available

(SAT) Pacific Crest 25th Anniversary Celebration
Neighborhood street party includes outdoor music stage, children’s entertainment, crafts, Karaoke, dancing and food concessions.
When: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 12 – 7pm
Where: Pacific Crest School
600 N.W. Bright St., Seattle
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Vintage Plane Fly Day
Vintage Plane Fly Day. Watch two historic aircraft from the Flying Heritage Collection take to the sky for a maintenance flight. Bring lawn chairs. Noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 11 and 25, subject to weather and operational considerations.
When: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 12 – 1pm
Where: Paine Field
3407 109th St. S.W., Everett
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Lake Union Park Grand Opening
It’s a big day in SLU, with the much-anticipated opening of the waterfront park. Gotta hit the kid zone, for face painting, spin art, puppet shows and a performance by Bubble Man.
Sat., 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., South Lake Union, Free.

(SAT) Nisqually Watershed Festival
Food, music, tours, lectures, crafts, dancing and more. Parking at Schilter Family Farms, 141 Nisqually Cutoff Road S.E., Olympia.
When: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 10am – 4pm
Where: Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
141 Nisqually Cutoff Road SE, Olympia WA 98513
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Celebrate our local fishing fleet at the Fall Fishermen's Festival with industry-related exhibits and competitions, a fundraising salmon barbecue, music and kids' entertainment that includes an appearance by the indefatigable J.P. Patches.
Free. Saturday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

(SAT) Worldwide Day of Play on Mercer Island
Celebrate the 2010 Nickelodeon Day of Play Saturday by turning off the tube and heading to Mercerdale Park for gunny sack races, tug of war, bounce houses and other entertainment.
Sat., 1 to 4 p.m., Mercer Island, Free.

(SAT) Harvest Jubilee
Activities in Stanwood, Camano Island and Silvana include barbeque, vendors, games, storytelling, music, barn dances and more. Farm activities include U-pick, farm stands, old-time threshing, farm animals, hayrides, pumpkins and more. See schedule and locations online.
When: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 8am – 10pm
Where: Stanwood, Camano Island and Silvana
All ages; FREE

(SAT) The Pied Piper is kicking off their family fun series of shows this Sat, Sept 25 at 10:30a. Charles the Clown will entertain us all with his silly antics. All families welcome, from babes on up to adult. $3 p/p, 12 mos and younger free. Shows last approx 45 minutes. Pied Piper is a group of volunteer moms that organize and schedule family friendly acts to promote community and fun. Come join us! Thanks Stella!

(SAT) Boy Scout Day
Boy Scouts can go to the zoo free today with a paying adult. Earn several zoo-related merit badges at this event, including mammal study, orienteering and reptile and amphibian study. FREE admission for one uniformed Boy Scout per paying adult.
When: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 10am – 4pm
Where: Woodland Park Zoo
750 N. 50th St.
Seattle WA 98103
All ages; FREE

(SAT/SUN) Fall Book Sale
More than 250,000 books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, videos, sheet music, art prints and posters for sale. Benefits Seattle Public Library. Most items half-price Sept. 26. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26.
When: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 9am – 5pm
Where: Magnuson Park, Building 30
7400 Sand Point Way N.E.
Seattle WA 98115
All ages; FREE

(SAT/SUN) Whidbey Island Kite Festival
Features colorful and impressive kite flying displays, lessons, demonstrations, kids' kite making and a teddy bear drop for ages 9 and younger. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 and 26.
When: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 9am – 5pm
Where: Camp Casey Conference Center
1276 Engle Road Coupeville
All ages; FREE

(SAT/SUN) Italian Festival
Celebrity chef demonstrations, food, music and dance, bocce tournament, grape stomp, children’s activities and puppet show by Carter Family Marionettes. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 26.
When: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 10am – 7pm
Where: Seattle Center House and Fisher Pavilion
305 Harrison St., Seattle
All ages; FREE
Pre-register No

(SAT/SUN) Artisan Food Festival
Celebration of local food and sustainability with tastings, seminars, chef demonstrations, live music, beer and wine garden, children’s crafts and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26.
When: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 10am – 6pm
Where: Pike Place Market
Pike Place and Pine Street
All ages; FREE

(SAT/SUN) From ThriftyNorthwestMom: Puyallup Fair – FREE Kids Tickets – Saturday & Sunday, Half Price Parking – Friday.

(SUN) kidServe Volunteer Event
Opportunity: Operation Sack Lunch
Type: Social Outreach
Organization:Operation Sack Lunch
Date and Time: 9/26/2010 2:00:00 PM
Location: 210 Alaskan Way S, Seattle WA 98104
Event Outside: No
Hours Required: 4
Contact Name: Krista Grimm
Contact Phone: 206-922-2015
Contact Web Link:
Details: We prepare and serve up to 17000 meals per month. We do breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week. Depending on the shift, there are perp, serving, and clean up opportunities
Special Requirements: Comfortable clothing, no open-toed shoes, no tank tops. No perfumes or deoderants or lotions with perfumes
Group Size: 10
Age Range: 6 and older
Is the Event Full? Spots still available

(SUN) Washington School Assembly Showcase
Top school assembly performers from around the state showcase their skills. Aimed at parents, teachers, principals and others who book entertainment for children, but children are welcome. Noon to 5 p.m. (performance showcase 2 to 4 p.m.).
When: Sunday, September 26, 2010, 12 – 5pm
Where: Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Waite a minute
The rockin' Brian Waite Band is made up of standup guys -- the band plays the Hard Rock Cafe to raise money for Seattle Children's! Be there. Sunday, Sept. 26, 4 p.m.

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