Thursday, November 4, 2010

weekend fun (nov 5-7)

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(ALL WEEK) Via Twitter: Kids Eat Free this Week @ Fresh Bistro in West Seattle (yum!), come check out the typical but not so typical choices!

(FRI/SAT/SUN) Cultural Festival at Crossroads
Don’t miss the absolutely amazing international music and dance performances; be sure to visit the interactive Lego display and the Folk Art coloring activity. (P.S.: The Children of the World parade on Saturday is a must-see!) Artist Dan Parker stacks thousands of Legos into a jaw-dropping display.
Where: Crossroads, 15600 NE Eighth St., Bellevue
Admission is free.
Fri. 5pm to 10pm
Sat. 10am to 10pm
Sun. 11am to 6pm.

(FRI) Free Children’s Museum of Tacoma
Children’s Museum of Tacoma is FREE 10am-7pm first Fridays. No groups.
When: Friday, November 5, 2010, 10am – 7pm
Where: Children’s Museum of Tacoma
936 Broadway Ave.
Tacoma WA 98402
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Free Bellevue Arts Museum
Bellevue Arts Museum is FREE 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. first Fridays. 425-519-0770.
When: Friday, November 5, 2010, 11am – 8pm
Where: Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way N.E. Bellevue WA 98004
All ages; FREE

(FRI) First Friday Concert
Music from Music Works Northwest faculty member and Seattle singer-songwriter Kristin Chambers. FREE, $10 donation encouraged.
When: Friday, November 5, 2010, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Where: Music Works Northwest
14360 S.E. Eastgate Way, Studio B Bellevue WA 98007
Age recommendation: Middle School, High School

(FRI) Nature Alphabet
Preschoolers explore different nature topics through stories, hands-on activities, nature walks and crafts at the Tacoma Nature Center. Adult participation is recommended and children younger than 4 require an adult present. This week's topic will be "F is for Furry." Register by the Wednesday before the program.
Tacoma Nature Center, Tacoma
Time: Friday 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Ages: 3-6
Cost: $6

(FRI) November First Friday: Construction Night!
Wind Up Here Toy Store
121 Fifth Ave., SE Olympia
Friday November 5th from 5:30-7:30 PM. We'll be playing with Aqualand Canals, Geomagz Castle construction, JawBones, Erector and lots more!!

(FRI) Breastfeeding 911: Help for Hurdles
Birth and Beyond, Seattle
This class is a triage style group where you can learn about achieving a comfortable latch and have a consultant observe you feeding your baby. However, it is not as in depth as a one-on-one consultation. You will be able to measure your baby’s intake using our scale and discuss the challenges you are having breastfeeding as well. Many mothers will not need additional care, but if further treatment is recommended, you will be referred to one of our Lactation Consultants. This class takes place every Friday. Walk-ins are welcome, pre-registration is not required.
Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ages: Parents only
Cost: $10 donation

(SAT) Josie Bissett Book Signing at Bellevue Art & Frame
As part of the store’s Holiday Open House, which offers discounts on toys and demos by artists, the former Melrose Place star (and Medina mom) will sign copies of her delightful book Tickle Monster alongside her illustrator, Kevan Atteberry. Sat., 2 to 4 p.m., Bellevue, Free.

(SAT/SUN) Rock and Mineral Show
Rock hounds of all ages are welcome at this annual show. Mineral and fossil specimens, dealers and free rock for kids. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7.
When: Saturday, November 6, 2010, 9am – 5pm
Where: Maplewood Rock and Gem Club
8802 196th St. S.W. Edmonds WA 98026
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Hmong New Year Celebration
Participate in the Lunar New Year through storytelling, dance, embroidery, music and more.
When: Saturday, November 6, 2010, 10am – 5pm
Where: Seattle Center, Center House
305 Harrison Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Scatology: Science of Poop Super Saturday
Scatology is the scientific study of poop. Bring your appetite for grossness and learn about the wacky world of digging into animal poop to determine diet, species, and health. Lots of FAKE animal poop for you to see, interesting and unusual scat arts and crafts, and you will have the opportunity to make – and eat – coyote scat ice cream.
Noon to 1:30 p.m. $3 to $4.
When: Saturday, November 6, 2010, 10am – 3pm
Where Audubon Center, Seward Park
5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.
Seattle WA 98118
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, Legend of the Guardians: Megamind (PG). $4 to $6.
When: Saturday, November 6, 2010, 10am
Where: AMC Woodinville 12
17640 Garden Way N.E. Woodinville WA 98072
AMC Kent Station 14
426 Ramsay Way Kent WA 98032
All ages

(SAT) Spokespeople Ride
Take a fun community bicycle ride with expert bicycle commuters. New riders welcome. Helmets required ($10 helmets available; call first). Children ages 9 and older with parents/guardians (ages 1 to 8 must be in trailer/child seat, or may ride on gravel path at Wallingford Playfield). 2 to 4 p.m. (arrive at 1:45 p.m. if new to riding in groups).
When: Saturday, November 6, 2010, 2 – 4pm
Where: Wallingford Playfield (south end)
4219 Wallingford Ave. N. Seattle WA 98103
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Free Trophy Cupcake Day
Visit Trophy Cupcakes today to receive a free cupcake in celebration of Eastside Fan Appreciation Day.
When: Saturday, November 6, 2010, 11am – 3pm
Where: Trophy Cupcakes
The Bravern
700 110th Ave. Bellevue WA 98004
All ages; FREE

(SAT) 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.

(SAT) Living Montessori Academy Grand Opening
Living Montessori Education Community, formerly Planet Kids, has expanded to support the growing needs of our community. Our brand new facility, designed with abundant natural light, features a well-endowed library, a state-of-the-art science and technology lab, a culinary science kitchen, organic meals, an organic gardening program and a first-rate enrichment curriculum to maximize children's potential so they are prepared for life. Join us as we celebrate the opening of our new facility. Ribbon cutting ceremony will commence promptly at 10:30 a.m. Activities for kids will include face painting, arts & crafts, dancing and an organic lunch from the Living Montessori kitchen.
Living Montessori Education Community, Bellevu
Time: Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free

(SAT) Preparing Your Child for Success
Lets face it, even if you are doing an amazing job parenting your children, it is always nice to have a community around you to help develop new ideas, strategies and relationships. The Bear Creek School in Redmond is holding a free event open to the public for parents who aspire to do all they can do to be the best parent, role model and partner for their children. If you are looking for ways to improve communication and strengthen relationships with your children to help them succeed, join me for the keynote, Teaching and Parenting with Love and Logic with Dr. Karen Wright, and leave feeling empowered with the strategies and tools you need. In addition to the keynote, you will have the opportunity to attend other presentations by educators offering tips for parents and teachers to nurture healthy, thriving children, including: How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk, Inspiring Your Child to be an Exceptional Reader & Writer, How Brain Research Applies to Early Learning and The Five Love Languages. Space is limited; check the website for more information.
8905 208th Ave. N.E., Redmond
Time: Saturday 9am-12pm
Ages: Parents; children welcome
Cost: Free

(SAT) Thomas Arthur: Contemplative Juggler
See juggling as art! Movement, form, rhythm, and dance come together in a juggling tour de force unlike any other, performed by master juggler Thomas Arthur. Space is limited; first come, first seated.
Shoreline Library, Shoreline
Date: 11/06/2010
Time: 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Ages: Ages 3 and up
Cost: Free

(SAT) Holiday Art Mart
Shop for original art and handmade gift items created by professional artists and artisans from Western Washington. Vendor booth proceeds go to the Mukilteo Arts Guild’s High School Senior Scholarship Fund.
When: Saturday, November 6, 2010, 10am – 4pm
Where: Rosehill Community Centre
304 Lincoln Ave. Mukilteo WA 98275
All ages; FREE

(SAT/SUN) 50th Annual Fall Polish Bazaar
Browse Polish crystal and pottery, amber and silver jewelry, crafts, books and more at the Polish Fall Bazaar. Downtstairs, dig into traditional Polish dishes such as pierogi, sausage, cabbage rolls and other treats, served by young waiters clad in Polish folk costumes. Polish choir "Vivat Musica!" performs on Sunday at 2:30 p.m., and Puget Sound-area Polish organizations will be on hand with booths and information. Held at the Polish Home.
1714 18th Ave. E., Seattle
Time: Saturday, Sunday noon-7 p.m.
Ages: All ages
Cost: Admission and parking free

(SUN) Share the Music Festival - Created By Kindiependent
Five bands of Kindiependent fun: Caspar Babypants, The Board of Education, The Not-Its, The Harmonica Pocket and Recess Monkey! Find out more at! The fun starts with Caspar Babypants' set at 12:30pm and just keeps on rocking from there! You must, must, must come!!!
SPL Central Library
1000 4th Ave Seattle, WA
12:30 - 1 p.m. Caspar Babypants
(The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room - Level 3) CD Release
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - The Board of Education
(Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1)
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - The Not Its
(The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room - Level 3)
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - The Harmonica Pocket
(Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1)
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Recess Monkey
(The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room - Level 3)

(SUN) Japanese Culture Day
Taiko, martial arts, traditional dancing, kimono dress-up, children’s games and activities, Nintendo Wii competition and more.
When: Sunday, November 7, 2010, 1 – 5pm
Where: Japanese Cultural & Community Center
1414 S. Weller St. Seattle WA 98144
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Wildlife Tour
Join Juanita Bay Park volunteer rangers for a wildlife interpretive tour. Bring binoculars. 1 p.m. in the parking lot.
When: Sunday, November 7, 2010, 1pm
Where: Juanita Bay Park
2201 Market St.
Kirkland WA 98033
All ages; FREE

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