Tuesday, February 15, 2011

weekly fun (feb 17-23)

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(THURS) Author Appearance – Christina Dudley
Christina Dudley reads from her children’s picture book, Mia and the Magic Cupcakes.
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, 11 a.m.
University Book Store
15311 Main St.
Mill Creek WA 98012
All ages; FREE

(THURS) Carnegie Library Centennial Celebration
Help celebrate the Edmonds Carnegie Library’s Centennial with birthday cake, sparkling cider and a display highlighting the history of the building inside. 5 to 8 p.m. (during the Edmonds Third Thursday Art Walk).
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, 5 – 8 p.m.
Edmnods Historical Musuem
118 Fifth Ave. N.
Edmonds WA 98020
All ages; FREE

(THURS) Third Thursday Artwalk
Visit Tacoma’s downtown galleries. FREE, includes the Museum of Glass, Washington State History Museum (free 2 to 8 p.m.) and Tacoma Art Museum.
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, 5 – 8 p.m.
South 23rd and “A” Street to Sixth and Fawcett
Tacoma WA
All ages; FREE

(THURS) Reading With Rover
Read to a therapy dog at Third Place Books.
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Third Place Books
Lake Forest Towne Centre
17171 Bothell Way N.E.
Lake Forest Park WA 98155
All ages; FREE

(THURS) Life in Winter
Discover wintertime activities of local Native Americans: their work, culture, technologies, games, stories and uses of plants. Ages 10 and older.
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Lewis Creek Park
5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E.
Bellevue WA 98006
Age recommendation: Elementary School, Middle School, High School

(FRI) Popcorn and a Movie
Toy Story 3 (G). Popcorn provided.
Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, 6 p.m.
Meadowbrook Community Center
10517 35th Ave. N.E.
Seattle WA 98125
All Ages; FREE

(FRI) Toothapalooza @ Imagine Children's Museum
5:30-9:00pm. Visit the Dentist for FREE. Great introduction to the Dentist. Dental related storytime and games!

(FRI) You Me We Festival
Festival of family fun celebrating Kent includes entertainment, interactive booths, hands-on art, sports competitions, bounce houses, concessions and more.
Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, 6 – 9:30 p.m.
ShoWare Center
625 W. James St.
Kent WA 98032
All ages; FREE

(FRI) In It to Win It
Assemble a crew (four recommended) and test your skills as you compete in a variety of 60-second challenges using everyday household objects. $1.
Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center
6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E.
Seattle WA 98115
All ages

(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. 18, 2011, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Gage Academy of Art
1501 10th Ave. E.
Seattle WA
Middle School, High School

(SAT) Yo-Yo Championships
Includes judged professional yo-yo contest plus sport division for all ages and abilities. Rules online.
Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Seattle Center House
305 Harrison St.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE

(SAT) CoolMom Event
Paint Past Coal focuses on the need for a Coal Free Washington. Sierra Club, CoolMom and other like minded organizations are planning a family friendly event that includes speakers, food, music and a mural to be painted/created by the community.
When: Saturday, February 19th 11 am–2 pm
Where: Alki Beach Park, South of the Bathhouse
What: Fun-filled community event where we will paint a mural highlighting the need for a Coal-Free Future for Washington. All ages are welcome! There will be music, speakers and free food.

(SAT) Fabulous Family Fun Series
Hilarious and fun magic show. $3, $5 at the door.
Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
High Point Community Center
6920 34th Ave. S.W.
Seattle WA 98126
All ages

(SAT) Kindiependent Concert
Concert features The Not-Its! $4, $10 family.
Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, 10:30 a.m.
Mount Baker Community Clubhouse
2811 Mount Rainier Drive
Seattle WA 98144

(SAT) Go Dog Go Story Drama! FREE!
Saturday, February 19 • 11:00am - 2:00pm
Twirl Cafe
2111 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA
Twirl Cafe is excited to host the Seattle Children’s Theatre Drama School, Led by Education Director Karen Sharp. Experience Go, Dog. Go! from the inside! Discover the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while enjoying one of our favorite stories. Everyone will participate in a unique retelling of the classic children’s book. Recommended Age 3.5-7 years old, All welcome! RSVP required, Spaces Limited!

(SAT) Cruzin' Kidz One Year Anniversary Party
Cruzin' Kidz
Address: 13336 NE 175th Street, Woodinville, WA 98072
Phone: (425) 939-0418
Ok, here is one for you to add to the calendar: Cruzin' Kidz, one of our sponsors, is planning their 1 year anniversary party for February 19. Cruzin' Kidz is a fantastic kids consignment shop in Woodinville, where they stock high quality clothing, toys, and furniture. They also sell some great stuff from mom-owned businesses. So even if they weren't having a party, they are worth checking out. But the party will have cake, popcorn, and face painting, PLUS tons of give aways. These are GOOD give aways, too, like babylegs, See Kai Run, Western Chief, and more. The whole thing runs from 10am to 5pm on February 19, so plan ahead for the fun.

(SAT-MON) Kids ’n’ Critters
What: Make-and-take art projects, tram tours, and other outdoorsy fun.
Why: Kid-size creatures make appearances along the trails.
When: Sat.-Mon., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Dr. E., Eatonville (360-832-6117). Adults and children 13 and up, $17; up to four children 3-12, free.

(SAT) Family Fun Day
What: Learn about the Asian tradition of bestowing kiddos with red envelopes stuffed with cash.
Why: Start the year on a prosperous note.
When: Sat., 1-3 p.m.
Where: Wing Luke Museum, 719 S. King St. (206-623-5124). Admission is free.

(SAT) Have Fun with Dr. Seuss! in Issaquah
This Saturday, have a little crafting time with Dr. Seuss! The Issaquah Youth Advisory Board is hosting a free craft and story time for kids ages 3 to 5 (along with their parents). It happens from 10-11:30 am, and you can drop in anytime. It is all happening in the Eagle Room at City Hall. Get more info at the city of Issaquah website.

(SAT) Teen Workshop
Join artist Kerstin Graudins and learn how to screen print a T-shirt. FREE for teens.
Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, 1 – 3 p.m.
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way N.E.
Bellevue WA 98004
Age recommendation: Middle School, High School

(SUN) Plant a Pot of Sweet Peas
Pick a colorful pot, build a twig trellis, and plant colorful flowering sweet peas. Grades K through 6.
CSOT: $5, space limited.
Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, 2 – 3 p.m.
Sky Nursery
18528 Aurora Ave. N.
Shoreline WA 98133
Age recommendation: Elementary School
Pre-register: Yes

(TUES) Author Appearance – Susan Blackaby
Susan Blackaby shares her new book, Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox (recommended reading for ages 4 to 8).
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, 7 – 7:30 p.m.
Secret Garden Bookshop
2214 N.W. Market St.
Seattle WA 98107
Age recommendation: Preschool, Elementary School

(TUES/WED) Operation Sack Lunch
Details: We prepare and serve up to 17000 meals per month. We do breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week. Depending on the shift, there are perp, serving, and clean up opportunities
Date and Time: 2/22 9:00AM OR 12:00PM, 2/23 9:00AM
210 Alaskan Way S, Seattle WA 98104
Event Outside: No
Hours Required: 3
Contact Name: Krista Grimm
Contact Phone: 206-922-2015
Contact Email: krista@opsacklunch.org
Special Requirements: Comfortable clothing, no open-toed shoes, no tank tops. No perfumes or deodorants or lotions with perfumes.
Group Size: 10
Age Range: 6 and older
Is the Event Full? Spots still available

(WED) Celebrate the Northern Lights
Story time plus a Northern Lights craft project. FREE, not intended for large groups.
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, 10 – 11 a.m.
Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 N.W. 67th St.
Seattle WA 98117
All ages; FREE

(WED) Showtime at Magnuson
Performance extravaganza includes comic and mime Mario Lorenz, yo-yo whiz Sterling Quinn, magician Professor Bamboozle, hula hoop stuntman Dizzy Hips, juggler Roberto the Magnificent and musical group The EriAm Sisters. Ages 6 to 12. $7, concessions available.
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Magnuson Community Center
7110 62nd Ave. N.E.
Seattle WA 98115
Age recommendation: Elementary School

(WED) Seattle Amazon Mom Event!
Join us for an exclusive Amazon Mom Event in Seattle!
Wednesday, February 23 · 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Space is Limited, RSVP!!
Palace Ballroom: 2100 5th Ave Seattle, WA 9812

(WED) Magnuson Community Center, Seattle
Mid-winter break fun! An entertainment extravaganza for kids featuring comic and mime Mario Lorenz, a yoyo performer, a magician, a hula hoop stuntman, a juggler and The EriAm Sisters from "America’s Got Talent."
Date: 02/23/2011
Time: 11am-pm
Ages: Ages 6-12
Cost: $7

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