Wednesday, January 12, 2011

weekend fun (jan 13-17)

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(THURS) The Northwest African American Museum is free 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. first and second Thursdays.
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Northwest African American Museum
2300 S. Massachusetts St.
Seattle WA 98144
All ages; FREE

(THURS) King County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
A celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. features speakers and music.
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, 12 p.m.
5th Avenue Theatre
1308 Fifth Ave.
Seattle WA 98101
All ages; FREE

(THURS) Noontime Recital
Mendelssohn Concerto in E Minor for violin, Andersen Fantasie Concertante for organ from 14-year-old violinist Simone Porter with pianist Irina Akhrin and organist Mark Andersen.
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, 12 p.m.
Daniels Recital Hall
811 Fifth Ave.
Seattle WA 98104
All ages; FREE

(THURS) Library Grand Opening
Entertainment, local officials, photo opportunities with Lily the Ladybug Librarian and more at the new Milton/Edgewood Pierce Library.
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, 4 – 8 p.m.
Milton/Edgewood Pierce Library
Surprise Lake Square
900 Meridian Ave. E., Suite 29
Milton WA 98354
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Student March for Peace and Justice
Annual gathering in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Judkins Park. Schools and individuals will march to the Northwest African American Museum (2300 S. Massachusetts, Seattle), where an outside rally includes student poems, chants, songs and more.
Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Judkins Park upper playfield
2150 S. Norman
Seattle WA 98144
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Free Soundbridge
Admission is FREE to Soundbridge noon to 4 p.m. Fridays. Musical Storytelling is offered at 1:30 p.m. for ages 2 to 5 (groups of 6 children or larger must pre-register at 206-336-6613).
Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, 12 – 4 p.m.
Benaroya Hall
Second Avenue and Union Street
Seattle WA 98101
All ages

(SAT) Caspar Babypants concert
Come rock out to Caspar Babypants! The PCC Kid Picks team will be at the show, sampling delicious snack foods. Tickets are $3 in advance, $5 on show day.
When Saturday, January 15, 10 a.m.
High Point Community Center
6920 34th Ave. S.W., Seattle

(SAT) Brian Waite Band Concert
Take a mid-day break for some toe-tapping, finger-snapping musical enjoyment, courtesy of the always entertaining Brian Waite Band. P.S. Don’t forget to ask about the cool kids’ music classes Waite does at Dusty Strings! Sat., 11 a.m. to noon, Seattle, Free.

(SAT) Family Fun Day at the Wing Luke Museum
The Littles get to make cool New Year’s postcards (a Japanese tradition) out of recycled materials. Bonus: they get to do it alongside Sansei artist Mizu Sugimura. Sat., 1 to 3 p.m., Seattle, Free.

(SAT) Slithering Snakes at Lewis Creek Park
Got a young ophiophilist in your fam? (Hint: That means snake lover.) This naturalist-led program teaches all about them, why they are important, and even lets kiddos touch them. (For ages 6 and up; registration required). Sat., 10:30 to 11:30a.m., Bellevue, $5.

(SAT) No Name-Calling Storytime at Barnes and Noble
Kids ages 3 to 8 get to learn how to stand up to bullies at this special story time that features readings from books that teach kids how to celebrate everyone’s uniqueness. Sat., 11 a.m., Bellevue, Free.

(SAT) Snow Arts & Crafts
Timely! Explore the form of precipitation we Seattleitles love to hate at Seward Park Audubon's Science of Snow Super Saturday. You'll learn about snow myths and facts, do lots of arts and crafts and more. Free. Saturday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

(SAT) Princess Party
In honor of "No Name Calling Week," Seattle's own Cheryl Kilodavis reads from her anti-bullying book My Princess Boy at the U Village Barnes & Noble. It's about her 5-year-old son, Dyson, who loves pink and sparkles -she wrote it to advocate for him with his teachers and fellow students. Free. Saturday, Jan. 15, 11 a.m.

(SAT) Bird Banding Demonstration
Watch as live birds are captured in mist nets, tagged with numbered bands by BirdWatch Student Naturalists, and released.
Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Audubon Center, Seward Park
5900 Lake Washington Blvd.
Seattle WA 98118
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration
Music (including a children’s choir), speeches and more.
Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, 1 – 3 p.m.
Seattle Center House
305 Harrison St.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Teen Workshop: Clay
Join ceramic artist Jenn T. Mills and experiment with clay and various sculptural techniques.
FREE for youth in grades 9 to 12.
Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, 1 – 3 p.m.
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way N.E.
Bellevue WA 98004

(SAT) Happy Birthday, Chopin!
FREE concert of Frédéric Chopin’s music, featuring Armenian pianist Dzhaan Dementyeva.
Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, 2 – 4 p.m.
Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium
1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle WA 98104
All ages; FREE

(SAT/SUN) Octopus Weekend
The Seattle Aquarium is taking an octopus census this weekend! Visit beaches in West Seattle and Des Moines to learn about the Aquarium's volunteer diver program and find out more about Puget Sound's fascinating octopus population. FREE.
*Saturday, Jan.15, 9am-1pm (Alk)
*Sunday, Jan.16, 9am-1pm (Redondo Beach)

(SAT/SUN/MON) FREENational Park Entrance!

(SAT/SUN/MON) Western Washington All Breed Dog Show
January 15, 2011 - January 17, 2011
Americraft ShowPlex, Pavilion, Centennial Building
Hours: 8am - 6pm

(MON) Tree Planting Work Party
Help plant up to 600 trees in Shadow Lake Bog. Bring lunch, raincoat and gloves, if available. Bring your own native evergreen trees to plant. Ages 8 to adult.
Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Shadow Lake Bog Richter Interpretive Center
21656 184th Ave. S.E.
Renton WA 98058

(MON) Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King at the Washington State History Museum. Living Voices gives 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. performances of “The Right to Dream, a living history dramatization recreating a young African American man’s coming of age in 1950s and 60s Mississippi, Ana Maria Spagna talks about her book "Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus: A Daughter’s Civil Rights Journey" at 2 p.m. Little ones can become history detectives and learn about African Americans I the Northwest in the Great Hall of Washington History.
Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Washington State History Museum
1911 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma WA 98402
All ages; FREE

(MON) Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute & Community Health Fair at Crossroads Mall
With recent tragedies so fresh in our minds, the peaceful messages of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are as important as ever. Share in the celebration of his legacy by attending the annual Tribute and Community Health Fair at Crossroads Mall in Bellevue. On Monday, January 17, from noon to 4pm, there will be music and arts performances, as well as a health fair. This is a wonderful way to honor the memory of a man who made a lasting difference for the better.

(MON) Third Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service at Cotton Hill Park!
Cotton Hill Park (110th Ave NE and NE 98th St, Kirkland 98033)
Can you pick up the donated coffee?
Can you bring a snack to share?
Can you help me set up at 9am?
Snacks, beverages, and some tools and gloves provided. Please bring
your lunch.
Things to bring if you have them: gloves, clippers, shovel, stiff rake
Dress for the weather, and WEAR BOOTS!!! It will be very wet and muddy
- and fun!
Volunteers will be working with UW students and the Highlands Neighborhood to remove invasive plants from the UW Restoration Ecology student project site. Volunteers under age 14 must have parent supervision; age 14-17 must have signed parent permission or be accompanied by an adult.

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