Tuesday, January 25, 2011

weekly fun (jan 26-feb 2)

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(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

(WED) U DISTRICT: Package bulk foods Volunteer Opportunity!
Help package bulk foods purchased with PCC food bank program donations from PCC shoppers. All ages welcome!
Organization: PCC Natural Markets Food Bank Program
Date and Time: 1/26/2011 7:00:00 PM
University District Food Bank, 1413 N.E. 50th St., Seattle
Hours Required: 2
Contact Phone: 206-547-1222
Contact Email: communityrelations@pccsea.com
Contact Web Link:
Special Requirements: Wear closed toe shoes and layers as it can get cold in the warehouse.
Group Size: 8-20
Age Range: 5 and over
Is the Event Full? Spots still available

(THURS) Borders Books Family Game Night
Bring the whole family and check out our new games section. Try your luck at Split Decision, Billionaire, Rage, Word on the Street, and others.
Where: Redmond - Borders, Redmond Town Center, Redmond, WA 98052
When: Thursday, January 27 - 6:00 PM
Who: Best for ages 6 and up.
How: Just Show Up
Cost: FREE

(THURS) Free Music & Movement Class
Free Mulberry Bush Music and Movement class for children ages newborn to 4 with a parent or caregiver.
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, 10 – 10:45 a.m.
University Heights Center
5031 University Way N.E.
Seattle WA 98105
Infant, Toddler, Preschool
Pre-register; 206-686-2201

(THURS) Author/Illustrator Appearance – Paul Schmid
Help Paul Schmid celebrate the publication of his first book as both the author AND illustrator, A Pet for Petunia (reading level ages 4 to 8). Treats, games and more.
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, 7 p.m.
Secret Garden Bookshop
2214 N.W. Market St.
Seattle WA 98107
Preschool, Elementary School

***(FRI) BRU Great-Trade In event will be from Jan 28 - Feb 21. "Get 25% off any new car seat, stroller, travel system, high chair, play yard, bassinet, crib or toddler bed when you bring in a used one."

(FRI) Children's Film Festival Seattle
Children's Film Festival Seattle. Pacific Northwest’s largest children’s film festival features 125 films from around the world. Film schedule, film summaries and age recommendations available online. Various times daily Jan. 28 through Feb. 6. $9, $6.50 children, unless otherwise noted in the schedule, limited seating, online presales.
Opening Night. A rockin’ pajama party (wear PJs and bring a stuffed animal) includes a concert by Caspar Babypants and a sneak preview of animated films. Ages 3 and older. 7 to 8 p.m. $10, $35 per family of four.
Friday, Jan. 28, 2011
Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave.
Seattle WA 98122
All ages

(FRI) Friday Family Story Hour
What: Budding bookworms settle in for a tale.
Why: Guest readers keep it fresh.
When: Fri., 9:30-10:30 a.m. (Also Feb. 4, 11 & 18.)
Where: Hamlin Robinson School, 1700 E. Union St. (206-763-1167).
Participation is free.

(FRI) Movies at Mercer Slough
Bring a comfy blanket or pillow to enjoy “Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth.” All ages, age 11 and younger with adult.
Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center
1625 118th Ave. S.E.
Bellevue WA 98005
All ages; FREE


(SAT) Arts Activity with Hope Place at Seattle's Union Gospel Mission.
Volunteer Opportunity! Arrive at shelter from 10am-12pm and do an arts activity and interact with children ages 5-12 at the Hope Place Women and Children's Center Bring a smile and a creative mind!
Organization: Seattle's Union Gospel Mission
Date and Time: 1/29/2011 10:00:00 AM
3802 South Othello Street Seattle, WA 98118
Hours Required: 2
Contact Name: Teylar Greer
Contact Phone: 206-723-0767
Contact Email: tgreer@ugm.org
Group Size: 8-20
Age Range: 6 and older
Spots still available

(SAT) National Puzzle Day
Puzzles everywhere today in The Children’s Museum, Seattle. Activities include story time (all ages, noon), Dance Party (ages 4 to 10, 1:30 p.m.), Theater Club (ages 6 to 10, 3 p.m., pre-register). Included with admission. $7.50, $6.50 grandparents, free ages 12 months and younger.
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Children’s Museum, Seattle
305 Harrison St.
Seattle WA 98109

(SAT) Preschool Fair
Meet representatives from more than 30 northwest Seattle neighborhood preschools. Unsupervised play area available for kids. Sponsored by Moms Club of Seattle NW.
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Family Center, St. Alphonsus School
5816 15th Ave. N.W.
Seattle WA 98107

(SAT) Tet Festival
Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration includes traditional lion dance, firecrackers, music, interactive arts and crafts, and visual exhibits. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 29-30.
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Seattle Center House and Fisher Pavilion
305 Harrison St.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Saturday Stories
Stories and activities that celebrate gardens, plants and nature.
Ages 2 to 8 and their families.
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Elisabeth C. Miller Library
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 N.E. 41st St.
Seattle WA 98105

(SAT) Lunar New Year Celebration
Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit in the Chinatown-International District with multicultural entertainment including lion & dragon dance (noon), children’s costume parade (1:30 to 2 p.m.), entertainment and more. Limited parking, public transportation strongly encouraged. See transit.metrokc.gov for bus route information.
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hing Hay Park
423 Maynard Ave. S.
Seattle WA 98104
All ages; FREE
Pre-register No

(SAT) Mariners FanFest
Meet Mariners players, pitch in the bullpen, play on Safeco Field, tour the clubhouse and roof control room, and more. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 29-30. $10, $5 ages 6 to 14, free ages 5 and younger, parking pre-purchase $5 ($10 day of event).
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Safeco Field
1250 First Ave. S.
Seattle WA 98134
All ages

(SAT) Special Storytime @ U Bookstore
Christina Dudley reads from her children’s picture book Mia and the Magic Cupcakes.
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, 11 a.m.
University Book Store
990 102nd Ave. N.E.
Bellevue WA 98004

(SAT) Groundfrog Day
Family entertainment, music, hands-on activities, plus the arrival of froggy prognisticator Snohomish Slew searching for his shadow.
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
First Street and Avenue A
Snohomish WA 98290
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Illustrator Appearance – Richard Jesse Watson
Illustrator Richard Jesse Watson shares his new book, The Lord’s Prayer (reading level ages 4 to 8).
Watson and his team develop a fast-paced collaborative story using cartooning and character-driven fun. Then kids can join in the fun, share their own ideas and draw along to create their own unique characters and plot twists (materials will be provided).
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
1530 Black Lake Blvd. S.W.
Olympia WA 98502

(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. 29, 2011, 12:30 p.m.
Crossroads Community Center
16000 N.E. 10th St.
Bellevue WA 98008

(SUN) Coastal Native Community Celebration
Traditional drum, dance and singing performances from Coastal Salish Native American groups, hands-on crafts and more. FREE, including museum exhibits.
Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma WA 98402
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Party with Recess Monkey
Seattle Children’s Theatre is going to the dogs (and monkeys) when Seattle’s own resident kids rock band Recess Monkey performs in the lobby. Cast members from “Go, Dog. Go!” will also take part in the festivities. Families are welcome – no real dogs please.
Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, 10 a.m.
201 Thomas St.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE
Pre-register: Yes
Phone: 206-441-3322
Email: rsvp@sct.org

(SAT) Peter and the Wolf
What: Catch a screening of Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Prokofiev’s score, while puppets bring the plot to life.
Why: Make some noise beforehand at the instrument petting zoo.
When: Sat. Prescreening activities, 9:45 a.m.; screening, 10:30 a.m.
Where: The Pavilion, Bainbridge Cinemas, 403 Madison Ave., Bainbridge Island (206-855-8169).
Suggested donation, $5.

(SAT) Cometa Playschool is having an open house
Saturday, January 29th from 10am to 1pm.
Come meet our teachers and learn more about our awesome preschool program!
3212 California Ave. SW (at Hanford).

(SAT) Caspar Babypants goes to City Hall (but not for politics)
JANUARY 29: Seattle City Hall open house downtown, 11 am-2 pm with performance by West Seattle’s Caspar Babypants, scheduled for 12:45 pm
Just announced by the mayor’s office, a January 29th “open house” at City Hall downtown, with street-food trucks and live music – and one well-known West Seattleite is on the bill: Rocker Chris Ballew in his alter-ego as kids-music-maker Caspar Babypants.

(SUN) Sundays at the West Seattle Eagles
Breakfast is always open to the public, and we have extended our hours 9 am – 12 pm.
The normal breakfast is your choice of: Eggs, Hashbrowns – or Waffles, Pancakes or French Toast, Sausage or bacon or ham slice, Toast, Juice and Coffee
All for $6.00
4426 California Ave SW
West Seattle

(SUN) West Seattle Christian Preschool’s open house
Sunday January 30th from 1-3 pm.
More info: westseattlechristian.org/preschool

(TUES) Nordic Stories
Listen to a Finnish kids’ story and complete a craft project. Preschoolers and parents. Not intended for large groups.
Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, 10 – 11 a.m.
Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 N.W. 67th St.
Seattle WA 98117
Age recommendation: Preschool

(WED) Early Release Gaming at High Point Branch Library (35th/Raymond), 3-5 pm: Come by for open play on the Wii (including MarioKart!), sing your way to stardom with American Idol, rock out with Rock Band, and practice your dance skills with Dance Dance Revolution. Open play on the library’s Wii and PS2 consoles. Beginners to experienced gamers welcome. Children to adult welcomed. Refreshments served. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

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