Tuesday, February 1, 2011

weekly fun (feb 3-9)

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FREE MUSEUM THURSDAY **Call ahead to confirm hours!
* Children’s Museum of Tacoma
* Kids Discovery Museum (Bainbridge Island)
* KidsQuest Children’s Museum
* Bellevue Arts Museum
* Soundbridge @ Benaroya
* Hands On Children’s Museum Olympia
* Seattle Art Museum 10:00am-9:00pm
* Museum of Flight 5:00pm-9:00pm
* Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture *10:00am-8:00pm
* Experience Music Project & Science Fiction Museum *5:00pm-8:00pm
* Henry Art Gallery 11:00am-8:00pm
* Museum of History and Industry 10:00am-8:00pm
*Northwest African American Museum 11:00am-7:00pm
* The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience 10:00am-8:00pm
* Frye Art Museum *always FREE; donations accepted
* Northwest African American Museum
* Burke Museum

(Daily Through Sunday) 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.
Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave.
Seattle WA 98122
All ages

(THURS) FREE TOT SPOT Cafe (9-12am)
Spot card presents Valentines fun and Free admission. The Spot Card and Empowering Births brings you FREE admission from 9-12am at Tot Spot and meet some of our spot card partner's. Trimood Photography, Incredible Inedible Cakes, Koko Fit Club, Lullaby Organics. See Facebook info HERE.

(THURS) Chinese New Year Celebration in Sammamish
Chinese New Year this year is on February 3, and starts the Year of the Rabbit. To celebrate, head to Sammamish City Hall on Saturday, February 5, from 1-6pm. There will be music, dancing, and other performances, Chinese tea and food tastings, martial arts, crafts, and painting and calligraphy. For more information on the family fun, click here.

MathFest 2011! at Crossroads Mall
So, you were saying to yourself, why aren't there any good celebrations of arithmetic and calculators? No more! This Saturday, February 5, from noon to 4pm, join in the festivities at Crossroads Mall in Bellevue during MathFest 2011! There will be a carnival for kids to practice skills, play games, and win prizes. Rah rah math! All the information is at the Crossroads Mall website.
Date and Time:
Saturday, February 05, 2011
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Crossroads Mall
15600 NE 8th St
Bellevue, WA 98008

(THURS) Summer Camp & Opportunities Fair
The Bush School brings together area camps and programs focusing on summer activities for students in preschool to college.
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, 5 – 8 p.m.
The Bush School
3400 E. Harrison St.
Seattle WA 98112
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Friday Family Story Hour
Story hour for ages 5 and younger and their parents/caregivers features a guest reader each week. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Fridays Jan. 21 through Feb. 18. This is a weekly early childhood reading program that makes story time accessible for small children and their caregivers, provides a sense of community, and is blast! Story Hour gives learners kindergarten readiness skills that encompass physical, social/emotional learning, cognition, and language/literacy. Its engaging, family-oriented format includes storytelling that uses flannel boards, drama, and music.
Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Hamlin Robinson School library
1700 E. Union St.
Seattle WA 98122
Toddler, Preschool; FREE

(FRI) National Wear Red Day
Friday, February 4 at 10:00am at The Children's Museum, SEATTLE
The Children's Museum, Seattle is recognizing National Wear Red Day on February 4th by admitting children wearing red free of charge! One free admission per group and children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

(FRI) Chinese New Year
Games, family activities, potluck-style food and more.Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, 6 – 8 p.m.
Jefferson Community Center
3801 Beacon Ave. S.
Seattle WA 98144
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Lunar New Year Party
Crafts, songs and games for newborn to age 5 and their families.
Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
International District/Chinatown Community Center
718 Eighth Ave. S.
Seattle WA 98104
Infant, Toddler, Preschool; FREE

(FRI) Lifeguard Exhibition and Free Swim
Enjoy a FREE swim while lifeguards practice real-time rescues and emergency scenarios. Swim may be briefly interrupted for major emergency scenarios. Limited to first 100 participants - arrive early!
Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, 4:45 – 6 p.m.
Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion
5303 228th St. S.W.
Mountlake Terrace WA 98043
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Free City Cinema
Monsters vs. Aliens (PG), movie trivia, rock climbing wall, kids’ games and activities. Bring non-perishable food donation.
Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, 6 – 9 p.m.
Center at Norpoint
4818 Nassau Ave. N.E.
Tacoma WA 98422
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Free Fridays @ Childrens' Museum of Tacoma
2/4, 10:00am - 7:00pm
On the first Friday of the each month the Museum if FREE! Come play with us.
Generously supported by the Dimmer Family Foundation.

(FRI) Bully Slam
Students grades K through 12 recite poetry, perform skits, read stories, display artwork and sing songs, all focused on the effort to bring bullying to an end. Sponsored by Finn Hill Junior High.
Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, 7 p.m.
Kirkland Performance Center
350 Kirkland Ave.
Kirkland WA 98033
Elementary School, Middle School, High School

(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. 4, 2011, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Gage Academy of Art
1501 10th Ave. E.
Seattle WA
Middle School, High School

(SAT) 'The Secret Garden' at The Seattle Public Library/Ballard
Book-It Repertory Theatre presents 'The Secret Garden' at The Seattle Public Library Feb. 5. Book-It Repertory Theatre will present a theatrical performance of Frances Hodgson Burnett's "The Secret Garden" from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 5
The Seattle Public Library, Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W.. The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage at the $6 weekend rate. "The Secret Garden" tells the story of a young English girl who finds the key to a secret garden. The preview is part of Book-It Repertory Theatre's Book-It All-Over program, an educational outreach dedicated to inspiring people of all ages to read. The play is adapted for grades K-8. For more information, call the Library at 206-684-4089.

(SAT) Chinese New Year Celebration
To celebrate the year of the Rabbit, the kiddos will learn martial arts moves and Mandarin songs, plus do crafts and a snack.
Sat., 10 a.m. to noon, Seattle, Free. Reservations recommended.
3107 S. Day St.
Seattle, Wa

(SAT) Samena Health Fair
Check out local health and fitness vendors from around the Eastside - local naturopath doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, LunaChix tri team and more. Chat with the Samena fitness staff to inquire about personal training or classes. Take free demo classes.
Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Samena Swim & Recreation Club
15231 Lake Hills Blvd.
Bellevue WA 98007
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Ocean Career Day
Find out what ocean-related careers are like from biologists, researchers and educators. Learn about schools, volunteer opportunities and explore the Seattle Aquarium. Open to students attending middle school, high school or college. FREE with valid ID, $7.50 parents and teachers.
Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Seattle Aquarium
Pier 59, 1483 Alaskan Way
Seattle WA 98101
Middle School, High School
FREE, Pre-register: Yes

(SAT) Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival
Eagle tours, bird watching, art, storytelling, wildlife and habitat displays, poetry contest, presentation by Sarvey Wildlife Center with live eagles and more. Various locations in and around Arlington.
Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Arlington WA
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Kindiependent Concert
Concert features Caspar Babypants. $4, $10 family.
Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, 10:30 a.m.
Where Mount Baker Community Clubhouse
2811 Mount Rainier Drive
Seattle WA 98144
Toddler, Preschool, Elementary School

(SAT) KidServe Colunteer Oppty
Event Details
Opportunity: Union Gospel Mission's Adopt a Block
Type: Social Outreach
Organization: Seattle's Union Gospel Mission
Date and Time: 2/5/2011
Event Outside:No
Hours Required:2
Contact Name: Brenda Walls
Contact Phone: 206-432-8425
Contact Email: bwalls@ugm.org
Contact Web Link:http://www.ugm.org
Details:This event involves adopting an area (a block or neighborhood) and identifying the needs (UGM will help you get started!) Do your neighbors need help getting food and or clothes? Is there a senior in your area who could use a ride to the Dr.? The possibilities are endless!
Special Requirements:Ability to want to help transform an area.
Group Size:50-100
Age Range:3 and older
Spots still available

(SAT) Healthy Kids! Healthy Families!
Kids’ entertainment from Caspar Babypants (@2pm), a teddy bear clinic, kids’ Zumba classes, arts and crafts, ‘ask-a-doc’ for parents, story time and more.
Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, 12 – 4 p.m.
Bellevue College cafeteria, Bldg. C
3000 Landerholm Circle S.E.
Bellevue WA 98007
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Wildlife Tour
Join Juanita Bay Park volunteer rangers for a wildlife interpretive tour. Bring binoculars. 1 p.m. in the parking lot
Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, 1 p.m.
Juanita Bay Park
2201 Market St.
Kirkland WA 98033
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Park Ranger Program
Join a park ranger at Mercer Slough Nature Park for “The Life of Lichens,” a short nature program. All ages, ages 11 and younger with adult.
Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, 2:30 – 3 p.m.
Mercer Slough Nature Park
1625 118th Ave. S.E.
Bellevue WA 98005
All ages; FREE

(MON) Freddy’s Monday @ Pacific Science Center
The first 1,000 through the gates of Pacific Science Center get FREE admission today. Harry Potter exhibit and theater programs extra.
Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Pacific Science Center
200 Second Ave. N.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE

(MON) 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.
Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Dance Academy of Bellevue
626 120th Ave. N.E., Suite B-102
Bellevue WA 98005
Preschool, Elementary School
FREE, Pre-register; 808-343-2231

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