Monday, April 18, 2011

weekly fun (apr 21-27)


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(THURS) Westfield Family Fun Day
First level near Play Space and Starbucks. Free for WFamily members. Not a member yet? Sign up for free at the event!
WFamily members are invited to join us for a free, exclusive event featuring:
Thursday, Apr. 21, 2011, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Westfield Suothcenter
2800 Southcenter Mall
Seattle, WA 98188
*Storytime with the books, "The Tiny Seed" and "Zinnia's Flower Garden" read by Mother Goose.
*A fun flower bouquet craft that kids can make and take home.
*Photos and hugs with Jollibee and Auntie Anne's Twistee the Pretzel.
*Meet & greet with Rainforest Cafe's Cha Cha the Frog, who will be handing out free growth charts, kids meal certificates and flower seed packets to take home and plant.
*Complimentary snacks.
*Plus More.

(THURS) Plant a Seed Day for Kids
Plant a Seed Day for Kids. Book-It Theatre's dramatic presentation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden. After the play, visit the library's secret garden for a special spring activity. Ages 5 and older.
Thursday, Apr. 21, 2011, 2 – 3 p.m.
Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle WA 98104
FREE; Elementary School

(FRI) West Seattle Thriftway Earth Day
Thriftway is celebrating Earth Day with a Bag Giveaway with a $20 purchase and Free Baby Trees (while supplies last).

(FRI) King County’s Earth Day Expo
Includes activities and educational opportunities for children such as the activity corner and an appearance by Bert the Salmon.
Friday, Apr. 22, 2011, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Westlake Plaza
400 Pine St.
Seattle WA 98101
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Earth Day Celebration at the Farm
Classes, crafts, & demonstrations. Hay rides, mazes, animals, farm stand, Farm Tots, & more. Check our website for event description & schedules.
Friday, Apr. 22, 2011, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dr. Mazes Farm
15410 N.E. 124th St.
Redmond, WA 98052
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Earth Day Open House
Come take a tour of our cloth diaper laundry, learn about Baby Diaper Service Earth-Friendly practices, meet one-on-one with our staff, and owner to learn about our new cloth diaper innovation that will revolutionize the cloth diaper industry. You will leave an expert on reusable cloth diapers, our environmentally sustainable efforts and the carbon footprint of cloth vs. disposable diapers. There is fun for the whole family! Enter the raffle to win free service.
Friday, Apr. 22, 2011, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Baby Diaper Service
6559 Fifth Place S.
Seattle WA 98108
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Pancake Pig Storytime and Visit
Protect your pancakes and join the fun at Barnes & Noble as we read some stories and meet Pancake Pig.
Friday, Apr. 22, 2011, 11 a.m.
Barnes & Noble
2675 N.E. University Village St.
Seattle WA 98105
Infant, Toddler, Preschool

(FRI) Picnic for the Planet
Bring your own lunch or purchase one from participating restaurants and join Pike Place Market and the Nature Conservancy in a global celebration of the planet we live on, the food it provides and the people with whom we share it. Live music, Earth Day King or Queen competition, Green Game and more.
Advance orders are being accepted at six Pike Place Market food venues for Lunch Box Specials through Wednesday, April 20. See a list of participating restaurants online.
Friday, Apr. 22, 2011, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Pike Place Market
1501 Pike Place
Seattle WA 98101
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Everything Earth and Eggs
Includes hands-on crafts and games.
Friday, Apr. 22, 2011, 6 – 8 p.m.
Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center
6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E.
Seattle WA 98115
Middle School

(FRI) Luminary Procession
Join in this illuminated walk featuring fire dancers, drumming and more. Bring lanterns and luminaries.
Friday, Apr. 22, 2011, 9:30 p.m.
Fifth Avenue and Washington Street
Olympia WA 98501
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Teens Only! Hiawatha Community Center
(2700 California Way SW).
Teen Night Egg Hunt for ages 12-18 at 8:15 pm. FREE
Join us for the biggest outdoor teen night hunt in West Seattle! Please remember your flashlight and goodie bag, and there will be prizes. We’ll serve a spaghetti dinner after the hunt. Please call 206.684.7441 for more information.

(FRI/SAT/SUN) World Rhythm Festival
More than 100 world music performances, drum circle and drum and dance workshops. Today is Celebration of Youth Day, featuring youth performances and workshops for children and families. 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. April 22, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 23-24.
Friday, Apr. 22, 2011, 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Seattle Center House
305 Harrison St.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE

(VARIOUS, mostly SAT) Seattle Community Centers Full List!
If you live near one of the city of Seattle’s numerous Community Centers, there may be an egg hunt going on right around the corner! The best bet is to find your closest CC here then click on the Spring Brochure for egg-hunt info. Here’s a sampling of some Community Center hunts around the city:

(SAT) West Seattle Thriftway
Thriftway is having an Easter Egg Hunt!! The fun begins at 9 am but the line forms early! Kids aged 1-10, please.

(SAT) Lincoln Park Egg Hunt
11 am. Eastridge Church invites the community to its FREE Egg Hunt. 6,000 Easter Eggs. The annual Easter activities for families and children includes an egg hunt with thousands of candy-filled Easter eggs, face painting, train rides, inflatables, prizes, and more! This children’s event is free and the community is invited! Eastridge Church Seattle Campus is located on 39th Avenue SW in West Seattle. For more information on Eastridge Church and Easter Services click here or call 425-270-6300.

(SAT) Vasa Park Resort, Bellevue
This egg hunt, for ages 1-12, is set along the shores of Lake Sammamish. Thousands of eggs and prizes abound, plus photo ops with the Easter bunny. When: Sat. April 23, 10:00 am start time, free. Read more.

(SAT) Gilman Village, Issaquah
Children are invited to visit Gilman Village merchants for Easter egg treats. (There may even be special eggs with discounts for parents). Bring your camera…the Easter Bunny will be making an appearance, and you wouldn’t want to miss capturing his meet and greet with your kiddies! When: Sat. April 23, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Free admission.

(SAT) Bothell Country Village Eggstravaganza, Bothell
When: Sat. April 23, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Visit all 29 participating shops Saturday April 23rd & collect your eggs. Its fun - participating shops will have a special Easter basket with candy or prize filled eggs for the kids and our information booth will have coupon books for you! Each coupon book will include specials throughout the Village; some of them have random prizes including a gift certificate from Country Village or one of the participating shops (one coupon book per family). You might be the lucky one to draw a $20.00 gift certificate good at any Country Village shop. Shop around all day and collect eggs for kids (and special coupons) for parents at participating shops. Don’t miss the fun playground at the back of the village with train rides and more.

(SAT) Spring Eggs-travaganza, Mercer Island
Put the kids down for an early nap, then hop over to Mercerdale Park by 5:00 pm (sharp!) for a fun egg hunt for little ones, ages 1-3. A separate section will be geared to the under 3 set. Got older kids? They can participate in a 8:30 pm flashlight hunt (7-10 year olds). When: Sat. April 23, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm for under 6 year olds.

(SAT) Northshore YMCA Eggstravaganza
When: April 23, 2011, 10:00 am sharp
Where: Doug Allen Sports Field, 19417 88th Ave NE, Bothell, WA
Age: 12 and under
Cost: Free

NOTE: Kenmore Egg Hunt has been canceled this year.

(SAT) Nancy Stewart Concert
Bellevue Library, Saturday, April 23, 10:30am
Ages 3 and older.
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.

(SAT) Lowes Build & Grow Clinic: Bird House!
Saturday at 10am, see your local Lowes for details. Spring is here! This unique birdhouse sticks to your window so you can actually see the nest! Your child will love it!

(SAT) 2nd Annual Spring Festival at Adventure Kids Playcare
When: April 23, 2011, 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Where: Adventure Kids Playcare, 775 NW Gilman Blvd., C-3, Issaquah, WA 98027
Age: All
Cost: Free
Notes: Indoor Easter egg hunt @ 9:00 and a parking lot full of fun activities- bounce house, mobile video game trailer, treats, crafts, hair do’s, face painting, games and more

(SAT) Flashlight Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, April 23, 2011, 8:30 pm
Where: Mercerdale Park, 77th SE & SE 32nd, Mercer Island
Age: 7-10 years
Cost: Free
Note: No parents on field, bring flashlight and basket

Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt
When: Friday April 22, 2011, 8:30-9:30PM
Where: Centennial Park, 39903 SE Park Street, Snoqualmie
Age: 6-12 graders
Notes: Bring flashlight

(SAT) Annual Moose Lodge Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday April 23, 2011, 9am
Where: Si View Park, North Bend
Age: 5th grade and younger
Notes: Moose Lodge pancake breakfast follows the egg hunt, kids eat free!

(SAT) Kids Egg Hunt
When: Saturday April 23, 2011, 10 a.m.
Where: Centennial Park, 39903 SE Park Street, Snoqualmie
Age: 2-12 years

(SAT) Orange Blossom Society's Free Family Earth Day Celebration
When: Saturday, April 23 from 11am to 1pm
Where: Orange Blossom Society in Redmond
What: Families can plant a tree to take home, help build a pea vine tunnel, participate in a recycled art project, and listen to a story.

(SAT) Patty Cake Prints @ Creative Mom Toys
(11am - 1pm) Pattycake Prints has been preserving childhood memories in the Puget Sound area since 1995.16 years and tens of thousands of prints later, we're still providing lasting, quality keepsakes your family can enjoy for generations. As a true "Mom and Pop" company, we know the importance of capturing those precious early moments in our childrens' lives, because they do grow so fast.
Creative Mom Toys
840 N. 10th Pl. Ste. A
Renton, WA 98057

(SAT) Redmond Eggstravaganza
When: Saturday, April 23, 2011, 10:00 am (pancake breakfast- 8am)
Where: Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Avenue NE, Redmond
Age: 12 and under
Cost: Free; Pancake breakfast: Adults $10, Kids $8

(SAT) Medina Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, April 23, 2011, 10:00am
Where: Northwest side of Medina Park,
Age: 12 and under
Cost: Free

(SAT) Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, April 23, 2011, 10:00 AM
Where: 36800 David Powell Road, Fall City, WA 98024
Age: 12 and under
Cost: Free

(SAT) Spring SpEGGtacular
Breakfast, entertainment, face painting, games, crafts and storytime.
Ages 12 and younger. 9 to 11 a.m. $4, free younger than age 1, $4 photos, scholarships available.
Saturday, Apr. 23, 2011, 9 – 11 a.m.
Burien Community Center
14700 Sixth Ave. S.W.
Burien WA 98166
Toddler, Preschool, Elementary School

(SAT) Green Kirkland
Help with Earth Day restoration work at Juanita Bay Park. Wear work clothes, bring gloves, water bottle and rain gear (if necessary). All ages, ages 13 and younger with adult, ages 14 to 17 need signed waiver. Pre-registration preferred.
Saturday, Apr. 23, 2011, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Juanita Bay Park
2201 Market St.
Kirkland WA 98033
All ages; FREE

(SATY) Lowes: Free Tree Seedlings!
Lowes is giving away 1 million tree seedlings. Get yours on satruday in honor of Earth Day!

(SAT) B’Earthday
Bird banding demonstrations, bird house building, guided eagle walks, fun activities and free cupcakes.
Saturday, Apr. 23, 2011, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Audubon Center, Seward Park
5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.
Seattle WA 98118
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Seattle Tilth Family Day
“Earth Egg Day.” Garden snacks, exploration of organic learning gardens and maybe some animals (hens, rabbits and a goat). Find out about Seattle Tilth’s children’s garden programs.
Saturday, Apr. 23, 2011, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Children’s Garden behind Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.
Seattle WA 98103
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Earth Day Extravaganza
Family activities featuring Insect Safari, Plankton Parade and an ivy pulling contest. Ages 4 and older.
Saturday, Apr. 23, 2011, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tacoma Nature Center
1919 S. Tyler St.
Tacoma WA 98405

(SAT) Seattle International Children’s Friendship Festival
Singing, dancing and musical performances by Turkish children’s groups and other local youth performance groups.
Saturday, Apr. 23, 2011, 11 a.m.
Town Hall
1119 Eighth Ave.
Seattle WA 98101
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Snohomish Easter Parade
Parade led by the Easter Bunny, followed by an Easter Bonnet Contest.
Saturday, Apr. 23, 2011, 11 a.m.
First Street
Snohomish WA 98290
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Family Fitness Free-For-All
Family/team orientated, 60-second fitness challenges including heavy jump rope, shuttle runs, push-ups and more.
Saturday, Apr. 23, 2011, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Center at Norpoint
4818 Nassau Ave. N.E.
Tacoma WA 98422
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Earth Day Celebration
Community event featuring garden activities, crafts, food and free play at unique facility designed to accommodate children of all abilities.
Saturday, Apr. 23, 2011, 1 – 4 p.m.
Seattle Children’s PlayGarden
1745 24th Ave. S.
Seattle WA 98144
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Woodmark Easter Egg Scramble
When: Sunday, April 24, 2011, 1:30pm
Where: Woodmark Hotel 1200 Carillon Point , Kirkland, WA 98033
Age: 8 and under
Cost: Free- Registration required

(SUN) IKEA Easter Bunny Hop
When: Sunday, April 24, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Where: IKEA, 601 SW 41st St., Renton, WA 98057
Age: : 12 and under
Notes: Go to stations throughout store for treats and prizes

(SUN) Peter Kirk Park Easter Egg Hunt
When: Sunday, April 24, 2011, 1:30pm
Where: Peter Kirk Park- 4 and under: Playground area; 5-7: Lee Johnson Field; 8-12: Grass area west of QFC
Age: 12 and under
Cost: Free

(WED) Maple Valley FREE Clothing Exchange
Maple Valley Community Center; Wednesday April 27th; You can drop off clothes to exchange from 4-7pm & then shop from 6-8pm for clothes you need. Totally free!


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