Tuesday, January 18, 2011

weekly fun (jan 19-26)

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(WED) KidsServe Volunteer Opportunity!
Help package bulk foods purchased with PCC food bank program doantions from PCC shoppers. All ages welcome! Wear closed toe shoes and layers as it can get cold in the warehouse.
PCC Natural Markets Food Bank Program
Date and Time: 1/19/2011 7:00PM
Family Works Food Bank (Fremont), 1501 N. 45th Street, Seattle
Hours Required: 2
Group Size:8-20
Age Range:5 and over
Spots still available; no sign up necessary!

(WED-SAT) Great Play in Kenmore!
Well, great news if you live in the Kenmore area: a new Great Play is opening up this week! You can try out the classes this week for free during their open house from January 19th to the 22nd. You can call to reserve a spot at 425-486-7900.

(THURS) Coal Mining at Cougar Mountain
Learn about coal mining at Cougar Mountain more than 100 years ago. Sponsored by Eastside Heritage Center. Ages 10 and older.
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, 7 – 9 p.m.
Lewis Creek Park
5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E.
Bellevue WA 98006
Elementary School, Middle School, High School

(FRI) *Family Fun Night At Magnolia Community Center
Magnolia; 6:00pm to 8:00 pm; $3 per child.
Community event featuring bounce houses, lite refreshments and more.

(FRI) Violent Universe
Planetarium show narrated by Patrick Stewart, followed by a brief tour of the night sky. Ages 6 and older. 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m., no late seating. Space limited.
Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, 6:30 p.m. & 8:30pm
Bellevue College, Willard Geer Planetarium
B Bldg. room 244
3000 Landerholm Circle S.E.
Bellevue WA 98007
Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Pre-register; 425-564-3055

(SAT) Winter Tracks at Lewis State Park
Think all animals hibernate this time of year? Think again, and join a ranger to hunt for tracks that indicate what animals are living in the park and adapting to winter surroundings.
Sat., 2 to 3 pm, Bellevue, $3. Event details

(SAT) Family Winter Wonderland at Bellevue Arts Museum
Come in from out of the rain and cold for an afternoon of winter-themed art projects, demos and entertainment.
Sat., 1 to 4 p.m., Ages 4 to 12, Bellevue, Free. Event details

(SAT) Johnny Bregar Concert
The always-entertaining Bregar brings his bluesy, jazzy style to the stage as part of the awesome Kids Rock! Concert series at Mount Baker Community Center.
Sat., 10:30 a.m., Mount Baker, $4/kid; $10/family. Event details

(SAT) Town Mouse, Country Mouse at Shoreline Library
Everybody loves the story of the two mouse cousins who wonder about life in each other’s worlds. This version (performed as interactive theater from Last Leaf Productions) is set in Spain.
Sat., 11 a.m., Shoreline, Free.

(SAT) Eats & Beats: Caspar Babypants at KidsQuest
Caspar Babypants, a.k.a Chris Ballew of The Presidents of the United States of America, delivers sing-along songs for kids AND groovy adults! Before you know it the whole family will be belting out Caspar’s clever tunes while you dance your socks off. Tickets required.
Walk-ups available as space allows.
KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Located inside Factoria Mall
4091 Factoria Mall SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
5:30pm—Doors open and Jet City Pizza available
6:15pm—Music begins (dancing is encouraged!)
Concert will last approximately 45-60 minutes.
$8 member / $10 non-member / $3 food

(SAT) Australia Day Gathering and Barbeque Competition
Barbeque competition, beer and wine and kids’ activities including Australian sports, Australian music and didgeridoos, play area, food and hands-on arts and crafts.
Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion
305 Harrison St.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Ethnic Celebration
Music and dance on three stages, demonstrations and displays of world traditions, diverse food and craft vendors, and kids’ hands-on crafts.
Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saint Martin’s Marcus Pavilion
5300 Pacific Ave. S.E.
Lacey WA 98503
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Experience Dance: Introduction to Modern Dance
No experience needed for this class taught by Eva Stone from The Stone Dance Collective. Ages 10 to adult.
Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, 12:30 p.m.
Bellevue Youth Theatre
16661 Northup Way
Bellevue WA 98008
Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Pre-register; 206-799-6004

(SAT) Family Winter Wonderland
Winter-themed art projects, artist demonstrations and entertainment at Bellevue Arts Museum. Ages 4 to 12 and their families.
Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, 1 – 4 p.m.
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way N.E.
Bellevue WA 98004
Preschool, Elementary School

(SAT) Disney Store – Princess Garden Party- Alderwood Mall
1/22 at 11:00am and 12:30 pm; FREE event; Come dressed as your favorite princess and enjoy crafts and games. Princess must be at least 3 years old, and the parties can hold up to 50 children per session.

(SUN) Tree Planting Party
Help plant trees at Frink Park to celebrate the launch of the new project-sharing website earthbongo.com. The public is invited to meet staff, sign up, and of course, plant trees.
Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Frink Park
398 Lake Washington Blvd. S.
Seattle WA 98144
All ages; FREE

(MON) 25 cent Admission to Tacoma Children's Museum
In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, admission to the Tacoma Children's Museum will be just $0.25 tomorrow!

(MON) Organ Demonstration
Seattle Symphony hosts a demonstration of the Watjen Concert Organ, a 26-foot tall instrument with 4,490 pipes. Today’s recital is “Opera Transcriptions for Organ.” Grades 5 and higher. 12:30 p.m., optional noon or 1 p.m. Benaroya Hall tour.
Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, 12:30 p.m.
Benaroya Hall
200 University St.
Seattle WA 98101
Elementary School, Middle School, High School

(TUES) Author/Illustrator Appearance – Erik Brooks
Erik Brooks reads from his new book, Polar Opposites (reading level ages 4 to 8).
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, 7 – 7:30 p.m.
Secret Garden Bookshop
2214 N.W. Market St.
Seattle WA 98107
Preschool, Elementary School

(WED) Wonderful Winter Wonderland
Family Fun Night at The Children’s Museum, Seattle includes broom hockey, sock skating, curling, igloo building, penguin plunges and more.
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, 6 – 8 p.m.
The Children’s Museum, Seattle
305 Harrison St.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages; $5, free age 12 months and younger
Pre-register; 206-441-1768

(WED) IKEA Car Seat Inspections
FREE car seat inspections from 9-10:30am in the Far West Parking Garage

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