Tuesday, February 8, 2011

weekly fun (feb 10-16)

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(THURS) Toddler Valentine’s Day
Craft activities, games and open gym.
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
High Point Community Center
6920 34th Ave. S.W.
Seattle WA 98126
Age recommendation: Toddler
Cost: $5

(THURS) CulturalFest
Travel the world at Meany Hall. Explore more than 35 student-run country exhibit booths (11 a.m. to 2 p.m., FREE). Watch international music and dance performances (7:30 to 9:30 p.m., $15, $10 to $15 ages 5 to 18 with student ID, free ages 4 and younger).
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, 11 a.m.
Meany Hall
University of Washington
4015 15th Ave. N.E.
Seattle WA 98105
All ages; FREE

(THURS) Free Northwest African American Museum
The Northwest African American Museum is free 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. first and second Thursdays. Storytelling at NAAM 11 – 11:45 a.m. Gifted griot (storyteller) Eva Abram reads and tells stories for all ages.
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Northwest African American Museum
2300 S. Massachusetts St.
Seattle WA 98144
All ages; FREE

(THURS) Free Hula/Tahitian Classes
Try out a hula/Tahitian dance class. 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Feb. 7, ages 3 to 12. 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 10, ages 13 and older.
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Dance Academy of Bellevue
626 120th Ave. N.E., Suite B-102
Bellevue WA 98005
Middle School, High School
FREE; Pre-register 808-343-2231

(THURS) Sweetheart Soiree
Valentine-themed cookie decorating, arts and crafts and children’s Valentine movies.
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center
6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E.
Seattle WA 98115
All ages, cost $1

(FRI) Toddler Party
Face painting, bounce-house, obstacle course, games, snacks, music and dancing. Ages 5 and younger with guardian.
Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Garfield Community Center
2323 E. Cherry St.
Seattle WA 98122
Toddler, Preschool; FREE

(FRI) Lincoln and Douglas: An American Friendship
View an adaptation of the award-winning Scholastic book series in celebration of Black History Month.
Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, 6 p.m.
Meadowbrook Community Center
10517 35th Ave. N.E.
Seattle WA 98125
All ages; FREE

(FRI/SAT) Teen Art Studio
Young artists are welcome to explore art. Every month a different professional artist teaches a new art form, including cartooning, figure drawing, mixed media and more. Ages 13 to 18. FREE, materials and refreshments provided, space limited so arrive on time.
This month's topic is 3-D Green Design with Jeanne Dodds.
Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Gage Academy of Art
1501 10th Ave. E.
Seattle WA
Middle School, High School

(SAT) Brian Waite Band Kids Concert and Nature Activities
Hilarious antics, crowd participation and excellent musicianship from Brian Waite Band.
10 a.m. nature activities and snacks.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. concert.
$8, $5 kids (benefits the Homewaters programs of IslandWood).
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle WA 98103
Toddler, Preschool, Elementary School

(SAT) Sensory Friendly Films
Families affected by autism and other disorders can enjoy a film with lights brought up, sound turned down and no previews or ads. Bring your own snacks and feel free to move about. Today, Gnomeo & Juliet (G). $4 to $6.
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, 10 a.m.
*AMC Woodinville 12
17640 Garden Way N.E.
Woodinville WA 98072
*AMC Kent Station 14
426 Ramsay Way
Kent WA 98032
All ages

(SAT) Viva Valentines
What: Cupids make snazzy crafts like bracelets, cards, and beaded heart ornaments with artist Jennifer Adams.
Why: Dressed as a jester, actor Dashel Milligan drops by to lend even more flair to the festive day.
When: Sat., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma (253-284-4750).
Adults, $12; children 6-12, $5; under 6, free.

(SAT) Community Health Fair
Free museum admission, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screening, children’s activities throughout the day.
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Northwest African American Museum
2300 S. Massachusetts St.
Seattle WA 98144
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Johnny Bregar Concerts for Kids
Music for kids that parents will enjoy from Johnny Bregar.
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, 11 a.m.
Northgate Community Center
10510 Fifth Ave. N.E.
Seattle WA 98125
Ages 4 to 12 with an adult.

(SAT) Go, Dog. Go! Drama Story Event
Experience Go, Dog. Go! from the inside. The current play at Seattle Children’s Theatre is explored using acting, imagination and interactive, multi-sensory props. Best for ages 4 and older.
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, 11 a.m.
Secret Garden Bookshop
2214 N.W. Market St.
Seattle WA 98107
Preschool, Elementary School

(SAT) Magic show at Mount Baker Community Center
The Littles will be mesmerized by the always-entertaining Xakary and his off-the-charts magic show, which includes lots of audience participation and the requisite bunny out of the hat. Sat., 10:30 am, Seattle, $3.

(SAT) Cougar Mountain Wildlife
Talk includes artifacts and mounts of local birds and animals and hands-on comparison of skulls and tracks. Ages 6 and older.
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lewis Creek Park
5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E.
Bellevue WA 98006
Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Pre-register @ 425-452-4195

(SAT) Neighborhood Appreciation Public Swim
Swim for $2. Snacks, games and prizes provided.
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Ballard Pool
1471 N.W. 67th St.
Seattle WA 98117
All ages

(SAT) Baby Boogie Bash
Dance party features music from the 1980s through 2011. Scarves, hula-hoops and balloons to use, face painting, diaper changing station and nursing area.
Ages 10 and younger with adult. $5 at the door (cash only), free ages 2 and younger.
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, 1 – 4 p.m.
Pacific West Performing Arts
1830 Bickford Ave.
Snohomish WA 98290
Toddler, Preschool, Elementary School

(SAT) FREE Caspar Babypants
this show is part of the KINDIEPENDENT / TOP POT music series
10600 NE 9th Place
Bellevue, WA 98004
set time 11:00am

(SAT) Library Grand Opening
Local entertainment, dedication ceremony (noon), photo ops with Lily the Ladybug Librarian and free reusable book bags for the first 3,000 visitors.
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, 12 – 5 p.m.
University Place Pierce County Library
3609 Market Place W.
University Place WA
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Sawaddee New Year Celebration
Activities, entertainment, food and information celebrating Thailand and other cultures.
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall
2727 E. “D” St.
Tacoma WA 98421
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Family Day: Riding the Rails!
Family friendly celebration of railroading includes games, crafts, and special guests.
Included with admission. $2, $1 children and seniors.
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, 12 – 4 p.m.
White River Valley Museum
918 H St. S.E.
Auburn WA 98002
All ages

(SAT) Watoto Circle
Free play, story time and community snacks. Newborn to age 5 and family. 1 to 2:30 p.m. first through fourth Saturdays.
Today is Children's Open Mic time
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Garfield Community Center
2323 E. Cherry St.
Seattle WA 98122
Infant, Toddler, Preschool

(SUN) FREE Caspar Babypants show
407 14th Ave SE Puyallup, WA 98372
set time 1:20pm

(SAT) Movies at Lewis Creek
Watch the family-friendly film Raptor Force.
All ages, ages 11 and younger with adult.
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, 2 – 4 p.m.
Lewis Creek Park
5808 Lakemont Blvd.
Bellevue WA 98006
All ages; FREE
Pre-register @ 425-452-4195

(SUN) 4-H Rabbit & Cavy Show
View hundreds of rabbits and cavies of all types.
Largest show in King County. Food available.
Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Pickering Barn
1730 10th Ave. N.W.
Issaquah WA 98027
All ages; FREE

(MON) Toddler Valentine’s Day Extravaganza
Giant jumpy toy, games, crafts and toddler toys. $5 per child.
Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hiawatha Community Center
2700 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle WA 98116

(MON) Sweetheart Family Movie and Fondue Bar
Dessert and family movie, popcorn and light beverages.
Cost: $2
Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, 6 p.m.
Rainier Community Center
4600 38th Ave. S.
Seattle WA 98118
All ages

(MON) Author/Illustrator Appearance – Mark Teague
Mark Teague reads and draws from his new book, LaRue Across America: Postcards From the Vacation (reading level ages 4 to 8).
Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, 7 p.m.
Secret Garden Bookshop
2214 N.W. Market St.
Seattle WA 98107
Age recommendation: Preschool, Elementary School

(WED) Volunteer at Greenwood Food Bank
Help package bulk foods purchased with PCC food bank program donations from PCC shoppers. All ages welcome!
PCC Natural Markets Food Bank Program
2/16/2011 7:00pm
Greenwood Food Bank
9041 Greenwood Ave N., Seattle
Hours Required: 2
Contact Name: Community Relations
Contact Phone: 206-547-1222
Contact Email: communityrelations@pccsea.com
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
Spots still available

(WED)FEBRUARY 16: Celebrate CoolMom and Say “Yes!” to Healthy Families & a Healthy Planet! CoolMom Board of Directors and Executive Director invite you to Join the Nickels’ in celebration of CoolMom — our local non-profit bridging families with climate change initiatives.
HOSTED BY former Mayor Greg & Sharon Nickels
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:00-8:00 PM
Meet our CoolMom community. Share hors d’ oeuvres and beverages. Show your support through silent auction bidding and a direct donation. RSVP Terri Glaberson, Executive Director @ terri@coolmom.org; 206.280.2828

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