Wednesday, April 13, 2011

weekly fun (apr 14-20)

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(THURS) Puyallup Spring Fair!
Kids Free Thursday. On April 14th, your kiddos (age 0-18) can obtain free entrance with the suggested donation of a non-perishable food item. Hours are 2 – 10 pm. Kids under 5 are always free (on all days). Military Appreciation Friday. On April 15th, military (active, retired, reserve) and disabled veterans and their dependents can obtain free entrance. Just bring your military ID at the gate. The fair is open from 10 am – 10 pm on Friday. Discounted Tickets. Regular adult admission is $9 and child’s admission is $7. But if you purchase your tickets ahead of time at a participating location through April 17, you’ll save a few bucks! For an adult ticket, you’ll pay $7.50 and and $5.50 for a child’s admission. Participating locations include Safeway, Fred Meyer, and the South Hill Mall.

(THURS) Alki Elementary Kids Helping Kids Club book sale
Aprl 14th; 5:30-7 pm
3010 59th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 252-9050

(THURS) Free Northwest African American Museum
The Northwest African American Museum is free 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. first and second Thursdays.
Thursday, Apr. 14, 2011, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Northwest African American Museum
2300 S. Massachusetts St.
Seattle WA 98144
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Bunny Hop Northgate
Toys, tikes, scooters and bounce houses for ages 5 and younger.
COST: $5 per family.
Friday, Apr. 15, 2011, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Northgate Community Center
10510 Fifth Ave. N.E.
Seattle WA 98125
Infant, Toddler, Preschool

(FRI) Indoor Cinema for Families
Bring chairs and blankets to enjoy Shrek the Third (PG) on the big screen. Concessions sold.
WFriday, Apr. 15, 2011, 7 p.m.
Memorial Community Center
601 N. Meridian
Puyallup WA 98371
All ages; FREE

(SAT) SNOMOMS Spring Clothing & Equipment Sale
Saturday April 16th, 2011
Open to the public from 8:30AM-12PM
Edmonds Community College ~ Gymnasium
20000 68th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036Payment: Cash & checks* only.
(*local, non-business with ID upon request)
SNOMOMS organizes two clothing & equipment sales each year; one takes place in the spring and one takes place in the fall. A portion of all proceeds go directly to the club to help support our outreach programs and club activities. All club members can take part in the sale.

(SAT) National Park Week!
April 16-24, 2011
Get out and discover something new about your 394 national parks. This year's focus, Healthy Parks, Healthy People, highlights the connection between human and environmental health and the vital role America's national parks play in both. Whether your prefer a 20-mile backcountry hike in Yosemite or a leisurely stroll around Philadelphia's Independence Hall, moving outside is good for you and offers a chance to explore these places you own. Search the events calendar to find your National Park Week "must-dos," and share your national park experience on Facebook or Twitter.

(SAT) PCC Egg Scramble
Meet and greet the Easter Bunny- Bring your camera! Find eggs throughout the store.
When: Saturday, April 16, 9:00 am
Where: Check your Local PCC (left hand side of link)
Age: 8 and under
Cost: Free

(SAT) Parks Appreciation Day
10th anniversary. Help spruce up parks throughout Pierce County to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day. Bring work gloves and labeled tools. All ages, children with adult. Find a site online.
Saturday, Apr. 16, 2011, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
various parks throughout Pierce County
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Lacey Family Fish-In
Event encourages fishing as a family activity.
Ages 5 to 14. $5, rod and reel included,
Pre-register by April 8 (or when full).
Saturday, Apr. 16, 2011, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Woodland Creek Community Park
6729 Pacific Ave. S.E.
Lacey WA 98503
Elementary School, Middle School
Pre-register; 360-491-0857

(SAT) Earth Day for Kids
Family-friendly activities in celebration of Earth Day.Explore making green art and check out fantastic live performances celebrating sustainability and giving planet Earth some much-needed TLC. Plus, enjoy a special performance inspired by Nick Cave’s art. Face painting, hands-on art activities and more. Special play station for children under 5.
Saturday, Apr. 16, 2011, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Olympic Sculpture Park
2901 Western Ave.
Seattle WA 98121
All ages; FREE

(SAT) April Pools Day
Water safety tips and family activities.
Saturday, Apr. 16, 2011, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Leap for Green Family Fair
Earth Day Celebration includes music, food, sustainable vendors, arts and crafts and children’s activities. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Mercer Island Food Pantry. Coordinated by the City of Mercer Island and IslandVision. Walk, run or ride your bike!
Saturday, Apr. 16, 2011, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Community Center at Mercer View
8236 S.E. 24th St.
Mercer Island WA 98040
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Celebrate Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA near you!
Activities for all ages include healthy snacks, information on raising healthy kids, safety demonstrations, bounce house, pool activities, interactive games, community booths, health screenings and more. Activities vary by branch.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Don't miss a minute of the fun!
- Free HKD T-shirts for the first 100 Kids!
- Facility Tours
- Summer Programs Information and Registration
- Educational Fun for Kids
- Fun Snacks - Pool Activities
- Information on Nutrition & Healthy Snacks
- Play Time in the Gym
- Make and Take Art
- Teen Program Information
- Games for all ages
- Fitness Activities

(SAT) Kindiependent Concert
Concert features Harmonica Pocket.
Saturday, Apr. 16, 2011, 10:30 a.m.
Mount Baker Community Clubhouse
2811 Mount Rainier Drive
Seattle WA 98144
Cost: $4, $10 family.

(SAT) Ballard Preschool Co-Op Sale
Ballard Preschool Co-op's Kids Spring Sale is happening on Saturday, April 16, 9 am - 1 pm. Incredible deals on gently used clothing, toys, books, strollers, furniture, gear, maternity wear and more! Clothes are hung by size and gender for easy shopping! Grab a tote and line up early at the Community Hall in the PNA Brick Building (corner of 67th Street & Dayton) for the best selection! Enjoy 50% discounts on many items starting at 12 pm. Be sure and check out our Plant Sale in the lower parking lot on the same day!

(SAT) Toddler Tales & Trails
Indoor storytime, followed by an easy walk on the trails in Seward Park.
Ages 2 to 5. 11 a.m. to noon April 2, 16 and 30.
COST: $4, free ages 14 and younger.
Saturday, Apr. 16, 2011, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Audubon Center, Seward Park
5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.
Seattle WA 98118
Toddler, Preschool
Pre-register; 206-652-2444

(SAT) Celebrate Earth Day
Discover fun-filled ways to explore and protect planet Earth—as you make your own tote bag, learn about recycling & more!
Saturday, Apr. 16, 2011, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Lakeshore Learning Store
11027 NE 4th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Get Your Spring On Community Festival
Arts and crafts, vendor booths, Lakewood Playhouse presentations, Mexican dancing, Tae Kwon Do and treats. Ages 12 and younger.
Saturday, Apr. 16, 2011, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
ortland Ave Neighborhood Center
3513 Portland Ave.
Tacoma WA 98404

(SAT) Homeward Pet's Annual Easter B'Egg Hunt - For Dogs!!
Too much fun. We go every year. It is almost here, Homeward Pet’s Annual Easter Hunt! Bring your Pup and have some fun!! The dogs LOVE it, and the $10 entrance fee all goes back to the animals in need! Remember to go to Camp Charlies Private Off Leash Park, 25809 NE 124th St in Duvall. Google for directions. Look for our A-Frame sign at the entrance of the park. You will drive in to a gate. Open gate and close gate and continue to drive in. Look over to the right and you will see a big canopy that we will be under

(SAT) Earth Day Tree Planting
Help restore salmon habitat by removing invasive plants and planting native trees and shrubs. Dress for the weather with layers, rain gear and sturdy shoes or rubber boots. Tools, training and snacks provided.
Saturday, Apr. 16, 2011, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Stillwater Wildlife Area
along Harris Creek
Carnation WA
All ages, ages 15 and younger with adult.
Pre-register; 425-252-6686

(SAT) BRANCH OUT for Arbor Day
What: Visit various ecostations to get your passport stamped and take a tour of Bellevue Botanical Garden.
Why: After making the rounds, they’ll be pros at all things green.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 12001 Main St., Bellevue (425-452-2750).
Admission is free.

(SAT) “Tax-Free Shopping Day” in West Seattle
West Seattle Junction (WSB sponsor), more than 30 merchants participating, look for the red balloons – latest list of participants, plus some deals, can be seen here

(SAT/SUN) Friends of The Seattle Public Library Spring Sale
What: Scoop up armfuls of books, CDs, and DVDs for dirt cheap.
Why: Piles of illustrated stories and bedtime-friendly titles.
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Warren G. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, bldg. 30. Info at 206-523-4053. Map It

(SAT) Camlann Medieval Village
Camlann Village event is peopled with portrayals of medieval villagers and every-day village activities. Noon to 5 p.m. April 16-17.
$5 suggested donation, free ages 4 and younger.
Saturday, Apr. 16, 2011, 12 – 5 p.m.
Camlann Medieval Association
10320 Kelly Road N.E.
Carnation WA 98014
All ages; Fee

(SAT) PACCAR Inc Open House
You are invited to visit the PACCAR Technical Center on April 16, 2011 for fun,
food and the once-a-year opportunity to tour the Technical Center!
The facility opens to the general public at 11:00am, closing at 3:00 pm.
Lots of BIG TRUCKS for the little ones to explore!

(SAT) Kids Engineering A Better World
Ever wondered how river water turns into clean drinking water? Or how dams are built to create energy? Come discover the world of sustainable engineering through fun, hands-on activities and demonstrations. Learn about drinking water with “Enviro-Erin” and power generation with “Battery Bethy”.
First level near Play Space & Starbucks.
Presented by Seattle Chapter - American Society of Civil Engineers.
Saturday, Apr. 16, 2011, 12 – 4 p.m.
Westfield Southcenter
2800 Southcenter Mall
Seattle, WA 98188
Elementary School Age; FREE

(SAT) Family Fun Day
Learn to make animal parts that you can wear for fun, with inspiration from the Chinese Zodiac.
Saturday, Apr. 16, 2011, 1 – 3 p.m.
The Wing
719 S. King St.
Seattle WA 98104
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Cupcake Camp Seattle!
Sunday April 17, 2011
When: 12PM- 4pm
Where: The Canal, a Jewel Hospitality property in Ballard at 5300 34th Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107
Why: Because who doesn’t love cupcakes? Plus we will have some fun competitions and a fundraiser for HOPE Heart Institute
HOW: PURCHASE TICKETS for $8 prior to the event or $10 at the door.
Ticket valid for 6 mini cupcake tastings or 3 standard size on the day of the event only. No refunds available.

(SUN) Birds at the Burke
A day devoted to birds of Washington State includes kids’ activities, talks and presentations by bird experts. Included with admission. $9.50, $7.50 seniors, $6 students and youth ages 5 and older, free ages 4 and younger. See parking tips online.
Sunday, Apr. 17, 2011, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Burke Museum
4500 15th Ave. N.E.
Seattle WA 98105

(SUN) The Great Community Easter Egg Hunt
This is it! We invite you to the FIRST ANNUAL Community Easter Egg Hunt at the Woodinville Fields at 1pm on Sunday, April 17th. So, come join us for a great Sunday afternoon while kids devour over 5000 7500 eggs at the Woodinville Fields complex in the heart of downtown Woodinville. We want to make living in this community fun for kids! When communities value their kids, everybody wins. Time, energy, and resources invested in kids is time, energy, and resources well spent. RAIN OR SHINE, this event is gonna be a blast! See ya there! Questions? Contact us at The fields are located on the corner of NE 175th St and 131st Ave NE in Woodinville.

(SUN) Daffodil Marine Regatta
Decorated boats travel along Ruston Waterway. Starts at Tacoma Yacht Club.
Sunday, Apr. 17, 2011, 11:30 a.m.
Tacoma Yacht Club
5401 N. Waterfront Drive
Tacoma WA 98407
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Around the Market in 80 Minutes
Form a team or go solo, receive clues and search Pike Place Market for 5 check-in points in a timed and scored contest for prizes. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., drop-in anytime for the 80-minute adventure.
Sunday, Apr. 17, 2011, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pike Place Market
tent under the Market clock
1501 Pike Place
Seattle WA 98101
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Free Family Day
Celebrate spring with nature-themed family activities at Bellevue Arts Museum.
Sunday, Apr. 17, 2011, 1 – 4 p.m.
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way N.E.
Bellevue WA 98004
All ages; FREE

(MON) Woodinville Toddler Group Open House
18900 – 168th Avenue NE
Woodinville, WA
Monday, April 11 · 12:30pm - 1:30pm
We are proud to announce we will be having an OPEN HOUSE so you and your toddler can come see what we're all about. This event will allow you to see our location, how the school is set-up, learn about our routine, meet the instructors, and register (if you wish to and haven't already)
5 minutes before start

(MON) Volunteer Oppty: Package bulk foods
Help package bulk foods purchased with PCC food bank program donations from PCC shoppers. All ages welcome!
Wear closed toe shoes and layers as it can get cold in the warehouse.
PCC Natural Markets Food Bank Program
Date and Time: 4/18/2011 6:30:00 PM
Kirkland Food Bank/Hopelink, 11011 120th Ave NE, Kirkland
Event Outside: No
Hours Required: 2
Contact Name: Community Relations
Contact Phone: 206-547-1222
Contact Email:
Group Size: 8-20
Age Range: 5 and over
Is the Event Full? Spots still available

(TUES) Toddler Spring Extravaganza at High Point Community Center
A morning of fun and activities, including a very special bunny visit especially for toddlers. There will be games, crafts for the children and an egg hunt (11 am sharp) with age-appropriate prizes and candy. Activity Fee $5 please use #69489 in the SPARC registration system.
Ages 2 – 5.

(TUES) A Nordic Spring
Hands-on crafts for kids from Nordic countries.
Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2011, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 N.W. 67th St.
Seattle WA 98117
All ages; FREE

(WED) Nancy Stewart
Join Northwest singer-songwriter Nancy Stewart for a guided musical tour through your house. Explore fun and easy ways the whole family can stay safe and go green. Learn about creating a disaster kit, preparing for an emergency and getting the whole family involved in conserving energy.
Renton Highlands Library, Wednesday, April 20, 7pm
Ages 3 and older.

(WED) Volunteer Oppty: Package bulk foods
Help package bulk foods purchased with PCC food bank program donations from PCC shoppers. All ages welcome!
Wear closed toe shoes and layers as the warehouse can get cold.
PCC Natural Markets Food Bank Program
Date and Time: 4/20/2011 7:00:00 PM
Greenwood Food Bank, 9041 Greenwood Ave N., Seattle
Event Outside: No
Hours Required: 2
Contact Name: Community Relations
Contact Phone: 206-547-1222
Contact Email:
Group Size: 8-20
Age Range: 5 and over
Is the Event Full? Spots still available

(WED) Caspar BabyPants Dance Party
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 684-7200
all-day main floor pass $7.50
all-day toddler zone pass $4.50
single ticket $1.50 and FREE on Thursdays
set time 2:00pm

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