Tuesday, April 26, 2011

weekly fun (apr 28- may 4)

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(THURS) Bring Your Kids To Work Day
Red Tricycle Event. Join us for a fun and educational spring afternoon. On “Bring Your Kids to (Our) Work Day”, we are welcoming kids and families to our work space to enjoy a fun couple of hours with yummy snacks, entertainment, crafts and a MAGIC show (4:00 p.m – 4:30 p.m)! The event is FREE and open to the community. So, please extend our invitation to your friends and parenting networks. Be sure to register, so we know how much food to bring in! There will be all sorts of activities geared towards creativity and play! Plan to come and stay, so you do not miss any of the fun!Where: Thinkspace
8201 164th Ave NE, Suite 200 Redmond
When: Apr 28, 2011
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

(THURS) Noontime Recital
Music for Spring.
Thursday, Apr. 28, 2011, 12 p.m.
Daniels Recital Hall
811 Fifth Ave.
Seattle WA 98104
All ages; FREE

(THURS) Author Appearance – Rachel Aboukhair
Author Rachel Aboukhair (age 16) signs her new book Grumpy Girls Guide to Good Manners (recommended reading level young adult).
Thursday, Apr. 28, 2011, 7 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
31325 Pacific Hwy. S.
Federal Way WA 98003
Middle School, High School

(FRI) Movies at Mercer Slough
Raptor Force, part of the PBS Nature series. All ages, ages 11 and younger with adult.
Friday, Apr. 29, 2011, 2 – 4 p.m.
Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center
1625 118th Ave. S.E.
Bellevue WA 98005
All ages; FREE

(FRI/SAT/SUN) LMNOP Kids Consignment Sale
Thurston County Fairgrounds/ Olympia; Saturday April 30th & Sunday May 1st
special early shopping time for military, police, firefighters, teachers, & expectant mothers on Fri April 29th from 5-7pm

(FRI/SAT/SUN) Get Your Bloom On!
Come and celebrate spring at the 10thAnnual Olympic View Elementary Plant Sale! With more flowering plants and edible varieties than ever, the school’s legendary sale kicks off with coffee and treats at 9:00 am on Friday. Shop early and snag exotic collector perennials and edibles including blueberries, raspberries, and organic tomatoes. Plus, special activities are planned for the kiddos on Saturday including a Craft Fair from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and a special Garden Concession Stand and Hands-on Activity Stand from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Make a garden fairy or Chia pet to take home and get your face painted! All proceeds from the event will directly benefit the students of Olympic View Elementary.
Olympic View Elementary
504 NE 95th Street Seattle
* Friday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
* Saturday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
* Sunday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

(SAT) Sheep Shearing
Sheep-shearing extravaganza includes sheep-shearing demonstrations, tractor-pulled hay rides, pony rides, inflatables, sheep herding demonstrations and more. Nominal fees for activities (cash only). Shuttles from Wilburton Park & Ride and Bannerwood Sports Park.
Saturday, Apr. 30, 2011, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Kelsey Creek Farm
410 130th Pl. S.E.
Bellevue WA 98005
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Seattle Families of Multiples Sale
Kids Clothing & Equipment Sales – Shoreline;
Saturday April 30th from 8:30am – 11:30am

(SAT) Caspar BabyPants
NE 8th & 156th Ave. NE in Bellevue
set time 1:00pm

(SAT) Spring Garden Fair
Seminars, exhibitors, plant sale, kids’ activities and food.
Saturday, Apr. 30, 2011, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
University of Washington Bothell Campus
18115 Campus Way N.E.
Bothell WA 98011
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Earth Day in Sammamish
Take a little trip to the Sammamish Plateau to get some Earth Day fun at Beaver Lake Park this Saturday, April 30, at 10 am. This year it is all about family fun as they honor Mother Nature with a raptor display (the birds, not the dinos), fishing demonstrations, crafts, games, food and entertainment. Sammamish just received honors from the National Wildlife Foundation for being so friendly to wildlife, so come celebrate it! For more information, visit the Sammamish website right here.

Fraser Cabin Heritage Day
What: Get a free peek at life in the 1880s with hands-on activities like butter churning and corn grinding.
Why: Pint-size pioneers learn what it was like to really rough it.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 410 130th Pl. SE, Bellevue (425-452-7688).
Info at 425-450-1049.

(SAT) Dinosaurs. Real Close
What: Don’t miss towering animatronic replicas of creatures that once roamed the Earth.
Why: The T. rex looks so real, he’ll swear it roared.
When: Sat. Sept. 5.
Where: Woodland Park Zoo, N. 50th St., b/t Fremont & Linden Aves. (206-548-2500). Zoo admission: adults and teens, $17.50; children, $11.50; under 3, free. Exhibit: adults and children, $3; under 3, free.

(SAT) Myrtle Reservoir Park dedication
Just got the announcement from Seattle Parks – the dedication ceremony for Myrtle Reservoir Park is now set for 10:30 am Saturday, April 30th – that will be five months to the day since it actually opened to the public. From the official flyer:
Enjoy great jazz music by Jacob Lakatue Quartet ‘Ooh and ahh’ as Capoeira Malês demonstrates an amazing acrobatic capoeira performance at 11:30. Spectators will have a chance to learn some of the basic movements and sequences of this exciting Afro-Brazilian art form that incorporates martial arts, dance and music together in a fun and accessible manner!
Create at the arts and crafts table sponsored by the ARC Summer Day Camp program from High Point and Delridge Community Centers.

(SAT) Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon boat race cosponsored by Saint Martin’s University and the Washington Dragon Boat Association includes lion dances, music and martial arts performances.
Saturday, Apr. 30, 2011, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Port Plaza
Columbia Street and Corky Avenue
Olympia WA 98504
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Seattle Center Festál 2011
Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month kicks off this weekend and you’re invited to experience the rich cultures of the Asian-Pacific Islander communities through song, dance, music, art and displays. Catch a spectacular lion dance show, see colorful costumes and performances by youth drill teams and martial arts students and make fun arts and crafts. Sun., noon - 5:00 pm, Seattle, Free.

(SAT) Library Opening Celebration
Help celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated Newport Way Library. Ribbon-cutting ceremony, music from The Toy Boats, refreshments and more.
Saturday, Apr. 30, 2011, 9:30 a.m.
Newport Way Library
14250 S.E. Newport Way
Bellevue WA 98006
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Sensory Friendly Film
Families affected by autism and other disorders can enjoy a film with lights brought up, sound turned down and no previews or ads. Bring your own snacks and feel free to move about. Today, Rio (PG).
COST: $4 to $6.
Saturday, Apr. 30, 2011, 10 a.m.
AMC Woodinville 12
17640 Garden Way N.E.
Woodinville WA 98072
AMC Kent Station 14
426 Ramsay Way
Kent WA 98032

(SAT) Spring Recreation Expo
Displays and demonstrations on camping, fishing, boating, climbing and more, carnival rides, food, dog show, horse show, swap meet and a trout fishing pond, sponsored by Snohomish County Parks and Recreation. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 30, 10 to 4 p.m. May 1.
Saturday, Apr. 30, 2011, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Evergreen State Fairgrounds
14405 179th Ave. S.E.
Monroe WA 98272
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Families in Motion on Riverwalk Trail
Vendors, kids’ treasure hunt, fun run, bicycle obstacle course, dog events, skateboard competition and music. Next to Puyallup Skatepark.
Saturday, Apr. 30, 2011, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Puyallup Skatepark
1299 Fourth St. N.W.
Puyallup WA 98371
All ages; FREE

(SAT) MIPA Circus
The 45th annual MIPA Circus is an afternoon full of big top-themed fun: pony rides, face painting, cupcake walk, inflatable and live entertainment. Sponsored by Mercer Island Preschool Association. Cash or check only. Mercer Island High School, 9100 S.E. 42nd St., Mercer Island.
Date: 04/30/2011
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Ages: Ages 2-8
Cost: Free admission, game tickets nominal 50 cents

(SAT) NFFTY: Bring the Kids!
Sixty minutes of youth-made films for families of all ages from National Film Festival for Talented Youth. $10, $5 ages 12 and younger.
Saturday, Apr. 30, 2011, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
SIFF Cinema
321 Mercer St.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages

(SAT) Ecofest
Earth Day ecology festival includes exhibitors and displays, music, food, animals, kids’ activities and entertainment. Parking at Gordon Elementary School, 26331 Barber Cutoff Road, Kingston, and Bayside Community Church, 25992 Barber Cut Off Road N.E., Kingston
Saturday, Apr. 30, 2011, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Stillwaters Environmental Education Center
26059 Barber Cut Off Road
Kingston WA 98346
All ages; FREE

(SAT) The Giving Tree Preschool Fine Clothing Sale
Saturday April 30th from 10am – 4pm; Puyallup
New & Used higher-end clothing items, accessories, baby gear, & more.

(SAT) Ranger Walk
Take a guided tour of Lake Hills Greenbelt. Visit restoration sites, tour a cedar forest and learn about local wildlife. 2 to 3 p.m. Saturdays through August.
Saturday, Apr. 30, 2011, 2 – 3 p.m.
Lake Hills Greenbelt
15416 S.E. 16th St.
Bellevue WA 98007
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Sheep to Shawl Open House
Carnation's Dog Mountain Farm and the School of the Lost Arts host a day of old-timey farm demos: sheep shearing, raw wool handling, felting, spinning and knitting. Tour the farm, feed the alpacas and buy freshly laid eggs to take home. Saturday, April 30, noon-4 p.m.

(SAT) April Pools Day
Water safety tips and family activities.
Saturday, Apr. 30, 2011, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Meadowbrook Pool
10517 35th Ave. N.E.
Seattle WA 98125
All ages; FREE

(SAT/SUN) West Seattle Rock Club Rock & Gem Show
This year's theme is the Alaska Gold Rush! Gold prospecting equipment and demos, panning for gold, and lots of kid-friendly activities at the Alki Masonic Temple in West Seattle. FREE. Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

(SUN) Caspar BabyPants
set time 10:00am

(SUN) The Land of Nod
Presents the mother of all Mother’s Day card-making events.
On Mother’s Day there’s really only one thing to say: thanks! Stop by any of our store locations on Sunday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., and your kids can make their very own cards for mom. We’ll have all of the supplies, all the kids need are their thinking caps.

(SUN) A Festival for May
Maypole dancing, crafts, minstrels and more at Camlann Medieval Village. Medievel clothing optional (greens and yellows preferred). Noon to 6 p.m. April 30 through May 1. COST: $6, $4 seniors and ages 6 to 12, free ages 5 and younger (adults must supervise ages 12 and younger). $45 fair plus banquet (pre-register for dinner).
Sunday, May 1, 2011, 12 – 6 p.m.
Camlann Medieval Association
10320 Kelly Road N.E.
Carnation WA 98014

(SUN) Juanita Bay Wildlife Tour
Here’s your chance to see what really lives in and around Lake Washington. Join a Juanita Bay Park Volunteer Ranger and view the hundreds of plant and animal species that inhabit this unique and spectacular park! Don’t forget to bring your camera and your binoculars and remember to dress for the weather! Sun., 1:00 pm, Kirkland, Free.

(MON) Caspar BabyPants
15990 N.E. 85th, Redmond, 98052
show is free but please call
ahead for admission information
set time 6:30pm

(WED) Caspar BabyPants
400 SW 152nd Street,
Burien, 98166
show is free but please call
ahead for admission information
set time 11:00am

(WED) Hilltop Spring Craft, Antique and Garden Show
Antiques, collectibles and handcrafted items from some of the Northwest’s best crafters and designers. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 4-6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Northwest Arts Center
9825 N.E. 24th St.
Bellevue WA 98004
All ages; FREE

(WED) "How Does Your Garden Grow?" Musical
A musical performed by The Island School kindergarten and first grade students. Audiences will delight in the music and story featuring a lazy farmer, his plants and colorful creatures from the great outdoors.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 7 – 7:30 p.m.
Webster Hall at The Island School
8553 N.E. Day Road
Bainbridge Island WA 98110
Toddler, Preschool, Elementary School

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