Tuesday, March 1, 2011

weekly fun (march 3-9)

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FREE MUSEUM THURSDAY **Call ahead to confirm hours!
* 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

(THURS) Food Bank
We repackage bulk donated foods (such as rice, beans, even dog food) into family-sized portions. This activity involves lots of scooping and pouring, and is great for young kids.
Thu, Mar 3, 2011, 4 – 5 PM
White Center Food Bank
10829 8th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98146

(THURS) America’s Got Talent
The popular show comes to Seattle to watch singers, dancers, comedians and others compete. 1 and 6 p.m. March 2-3. FREE, ticket required.
Thursday, Mar. 3, 2011, 6 p.m.
The Paramount Theatre
911 Pine St.
Seattle WA 98101
All ages; FREE
(THURS) Dr. Seuss Night
Bouncers, arts and crafts, food, games, The Cat in the Hat and more.
Thursday, Mar. 3, 2011, 6 – 8 p.m.
Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Ave. S.
Tukwila WA
All ages; FREE

(THURS) Community Concert
Program of classical music from Seattle Symphony featuring Whidbey Island teen violinist Gloria Ferry-Brennan. In addition, seven high school students from the South Sound region will be performing in the Orchestra alongside Seattle Symphony as part of the Symphony’s Gold Medalists program.
Thursday, Mar. 3, 2011, 7 p.m.
Highline Performing Arts Center
401 S. 152nd St.
Burien WA
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Field Day for Moms and Sons in Issaquah
There have been daddy/daughter dances- now it's time for moms and sons! This Friday, March 4, the Issaquah Community Center is hosting a Field Day for Moms and Sons from 6-8pm. There will be relay races, paper airplane contests, and more. You need to register for the event, so check out all the details here.

(FRI) Free Children’s Museum of Tacoma
Children’s Museum of Tacoma is free 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. first Fridays. No groups.
Friday, Mar. 4, 2011, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Children’s Museum of Tacoma
936 Broadway Ave.
Tacoma WA 98402
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Free Bellevue Arts Museum
Bellevue Arts Museum is free 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. first Fridays.
Friday, Mar. 4, 2011, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way N.E.
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Free Soundbridge
Admission is FREE to Soundbridge Seattle Symphony Music Discovery Center noon to 4 p.m. Fridays. Musical Storytelling is offered at 1:30 p.m. for ages 2 to 5 (groups of 6 children or larger must pre-register at 206-336-6613).
Friday, Mar. 4, 2011, 12 – 4 p.m.
Benaroya Hall
Second Avenue and Union Street
Seattle WA 98101
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Sing Along Dance Along
Sing and dance to a variety of music mixes.Friday, Mar. 4, 2011, 2 p.m.
Experience Music Project
325 Fifth Ave. N.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE

(FRI/SAT) The Hobbit
Performed by middle school students from Seattle Public Theater's Youth Education Program. 7 p.m. March 4, 2 and 7 p.m. March 5.
Friday, Mar. 4, 2011, 7pm
Saturday, Mar. 5, 2011, 2p. & 7pm
Seattle Public Theater
7312 W. Green Lake Dr. N.
Seattle WA 98103
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Free City Cinema
Iron Man 2 (PG), movie trivia, rock climbing wall, kids’ games and activities. Non-perishable food donations welcome.
Friday, Mar. 4, 2011, 6 – 9 p.m.
People’s Neighborhood Resource Center
1602 S. MLK Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98405

The Northwest’s premier comic book and pop culture convention welcomes superhero-loving kids.
2 to 8 p.m. March 4, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 6.
$15 to $25, FREE ages 10 and younger with adult.
Friday, Mar. 4, 2011, 2 – 8 p.m.
Washington State Convention and Trade Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle WA 98101

(SAT/SUN) Dollhouse Miniature Show
Dollhouses take center stage, featuring intricate displays and treasures available for purchase.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 5, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 6.
$6 adults, $5.50 seniors, $3 ages 5 to 12, FREE ages 4 and younger.
Saturday, Mar. 5, 2011, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Seattle Center, Northwest Rooms
First and Republican Streets
Seattle WA
All ages

(SAT) Kindiependent Concert
Concert features The Board of Education.
Saturday, Mar. 5, 2011, 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $4, $10 family.
Mount Baker Community Clubhouse
2811 Mount Rainier Drive
Seattle WA 98144

(SAT) Kent Kids’ Arts Day
Annual celebration of kids’ creativity and diversity features hands-on art projects led by professional artists. Children must be with adult.
Cost: $10, FREE adults and younger than age 2. Food available for purchase.
Saturday, Mar. 5, 2011, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Kent Commons
525 Fourth Ave. N.
Kent WA 98032
All ages

(SAT) East KingCo Rock and Gem Show
Exhibits, vendors, demonstrations, crafts and hands-on activities. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 6.
Saturday, Mar. 5, 2011, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Pickering Barn
1730 10th Ave. N.W.
Issaquah WA 98027
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Free Guitar Lessons
Free Guitar Lessons. Bring your guitar, or one will be provided. Beginners and advanced players. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays March 5-26. FREE, admission charge to view museum exhibits.
Saturday, Mar. 5, 2011, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Experience Music Project
325 Fifth Ave. N.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Snake Lake Science Fair
See science projects created by students ages 6 to 18.
Saturday, Mar. 5, 2011, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Tacoma Nature Center
1919 S. Tyler St.
Tacoma WA 98405
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Spokespeople Ride
Take a fun community bicycle ride with expert bicycle commuters. New riders welcome. Helmets required ($10 helmets available; call first). Children ages 9 and older with parents/guardians (ages 1 to 8 must be in trailer/child seat, or may ride on gravel path at Wallingford Playfield). 2 to 4 p.m. (arrive at 1:45 p.m. if new to riding in groups).
Saturday, Mar. 5, 2011, 2 – 4 p.m.
Wallingford Playfield (south end)
4219 Wallingford Ave. N.
Seattle WA 98103
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Discovery Garden Learning Center
Open house this Saturday, March 5th, from 10am to 2pm. Bring your 2.5 to 5 year old along to explore what the school has to offer, and try out a free music class at 10:30, plus arts and crafts galore. You want to find the perfect preschool for you little one- this just might be it!
Discovery Garden Learning Center
Address: 13256 Northup Way, Bellevue, Washington
Phone: (425) 641-5904

(SAT) Movie: Unbeaten
International award-winning and awe-inspiring feature length documentary that chronicles 31 wheelchair racers as they take on the most difficult road race in the world. The event includes a live performance by Ricky John and Friends, appearances by Cascade High School graduate Gregory Strom, producer of “Unbeaten,” and Oz Sanchez, 2008 Beijing Paralympic Gold Medalist who stars in the movie. Sponsored by Everett School District and City of Everett.
Saturday, Mar. 5, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Everett Civic Auditorium
2415 Colby Ave.
Everett WA 98201
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Kinderfasching
Costume party for children of all ages featuring music, games, food and drinks. Children are encouraged to come in costume. A cake buffet will be served as well. You may bring a cake or pie to share. $5, $20 per family ($7/$28 at the door), free younger than age 2. To reserve a ticket, email anita@sagaschool.org with your name and number of attendees.
Sunday, Mar. 6, 2011, 2 – 5 p.m.
The SAGA School, John Marshall Bldg.
520 N.E. Ravenna Blvd.
Seattle WA 98115
All ages

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

(MON) MOMS Club Open House
Join the MOMS Club of Seattle-NW for an open house. Toys, coloring activities and an entertainer for children. MOMS Club of Seattle-NW is an organization for at-home moms offering weekly playgroups for children, structured by age, a monthly mom's night out, monthly meetings, a babysitting co-op and more.
Monday, Mar. 7, 2011, 10:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ballard Library
5614 22nd Ave. N.W.
Seattle WA 98107
All ages; FREE

(TUES) Limber Yoga Open Gym Tuesdays
Limber Yoga in The Junction now has Open Gym on Tuesdays from 9 am-11 am for 1-4 yr olds. It is only $5 for the first kid, $1 more per extra kid. TODDLER OPEN GYM: A place to run, jump, stretch, breathe, and meet new friends. Bring your little ones and come play. We will incorporate circle time with songs, yoga postures, and games too. You can get a great stretch in, a good conversation, and maybe even get your heart rate up too while your little one does the same. (Age 1 – 4 yrs)

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