Tuesday, April 5, 2011

weekly fun (apr 7-13)

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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) Westfields Family Fun Day - Tukwila; 4/7; 10:00am to 12:00pm; Free event for WFamilies including storytime, Photos and hugs with Curious George and Cha Cha the frog, courtesy of Rainforest Cafe, kite craft that kids can make and take home, complimentary snacks and more. You will need to sign up for their free WFamily program if you are not already a member. WFamily members are invited to join us for a free, exclusive event featuring:
*Storytime with the books, "Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots" and "Curious George Flies a Kite" read by the Princess's Grandma herself.
*Photos and hugs with Curious George and Cha Cha the frog, courtesy of Rainforest Cafe.
*A fun kite craft that kids can make and take home.
*Complimentary snacks.
First level near Play Space and Starbucks. Free for WFamily members. Not a member yet? Sign up at the event instantly!

(THURS) Children’s Poetry in Motion
Childhood’s everyday moments will be poetry in motion when South Side Dance Force enacts poems from Erik Korhel’s new book, The Kid with the Red Juice Mustache and Other Nostalgic Companions.
Thursday, Apr. 7, 2011, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Covington Library
27100 164th Ave. S.E.
Covington WA 98042
Elementary School, Middle School

(FRI) Whirligig
Annual indoor carnival for pre-teens offers giant inflatable rides, balloon artists, face painters, entertainment and more, plus a Toddler Zone and art making.
Ages 12 and younger. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily April 8-24. Rides $7.50 all day, $4.50 Toddler Zone, or $1.50 per ride ticket. Kids ride FREE Thursdays.
Friday, Apr. 8, 2011, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Seattle Center House
305 Harrison St.
Seattle WA 98109
Toddler, Preschool, Elementary School

(FRI) Movie Night at the Village Bean
Bring a blanket and stuffed animals and curl up to watch a great family film. Food, beverages and snacks available for purchase. Space limited.
Friday, Apr. 8, 2011, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
The Village Bean, Country Village
720 238th St. S.E., Suite A
Bothell WA 98021
All ages; FREE
Pre-register: Yes

(FRI) Othello Public Market
Just Between Friends of Seattle is proud to be a part of the Grand Opening of the OPM with a Special Event appearance April 8-10, 2011. We will have a great room full of kids' gently used items for sale and lots of information about the benefits of childrens consignment sales - stop by to say Hi and learn how you can save money and make money with JBF!
Friday, April 8 at 9:00am - April 10 at 5:00pm
Othello Event Center
4200 S. Othello St
Seattle, WA

(SAT) Wildflowers Super Saturday
Pre-register for the Spring Wildflower guided hike, noon to 1:30 p.m. $4, $3 children. Learn how to identify, appreciate and cultivate spring wildflowers. Play foliage-flower matching games, inspect spring wildflowers under the microscopes, and try your hand at painting with water colors.
Saturday, Apr. 9, 2011, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Audubon Center, Seward Park
5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.
Seattle WA 98118
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Spring Celebration
Egg hunt, family photos and arts and crafts. Ages 12 and younger.
Saturday, Apr. 9, 2011, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
South Park Community Center
4851 S. Tacoma Way
Tacoma WA 98409

(SAT) West Seattle Kids Consignment Fair
60+ families come together to hold a children’s toy, gear and clothing consignment sale. 1/2 off all proceeds go to the school to help keep it affordable, and many of the items that don’t sell are donated to WestSide Baby
Sat, April 9th from 8-3
Seaview United Methodist Church
4620 Southwest Graham Street
Seattle, WA 98136

(SAT) Green Kirkland
Help with restoration work at Kiwanis 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. 9, 2011, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Kiwanis Park
1405 10th St. W.
Kirkland WA 98033
All ages; FREE
Pre-register Yes

(SAT) Arbor Day Planting
Group tree planting, kids’ games. Kids receive a free seedling.
Saturday, Apr. 9, 2011, 10 a.m.
Railroad Park
7971 Railroad Ave. S.E.
Snoqualmie WA 98065
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Daffodil Parade
Two-hour parade includes approximately 40 floats decorated with thousands of fresh daffodils. The parade travels through the towns of Tacoma (11th and Pacific Avenue, 10:15 a.m.), Puyallup (Seventh Avenue S.W. and Fifth Street S.W., 12:45 p.m.), Sumner (Kincaid Avenue and Main Street, 2:30 p.m.) and Orting (Bridge Street S. and Washington Avenue E., 5 p.m.)
Saturday, Apr. 9, 2011, 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
11th and Pacific Avenue
Tacoma WA 98402
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Celebrate Urban Nature
Children’s concert with Eric Ode, presentations by Knox Cellar Bees, Bats Northwest, Roving Reptiles and Woodland Park Zoo, interactive booths and displays including Insect Safari, art and nature activities, nature-themed carnival and more.
Saturday, Apr. 9, 2011, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Magnuson Community Center
7110 62nd Ave. N.E.
Seattle WA 98115
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Concerts for Kids
Music from Chic Street Man. Ages 4 to 12 with an adult. Space limited.
Saturday, Apr. 9, 2011, 11 a.m.
Northgate Community Center
10510 Fifth Ave. N.E.
Seattle WA 98125

(SAT) Saturday Family Concert
Eckaman & Super Mokako performs upbeat yet mellow Congolese dance music. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
$25, $5 with child, free ages 12 and younger with paying adult, ticket required.
Saturday, Apr. 9, 2011, 1 p.m.
Town Hall
1119 Eighth Ave.
Seattle WA 98101
All ages

(SAT) Radio Disney Minnie Masquerade
Kids and families can enjoy themed activities including do-it-yourself masquerade masks. Kids are invited to sing and dance to the tunes from their favorite Disney Junior series including "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse," "Handy Manny," "Imagination Movers" and the new adventure series "Jake and the Never Land Pirates." Ages 2 to 7.
Saturday, Apr. 9, 2011, 1 – 3 p.m.
Tacoma Mall
4502 S. Steele St.
Tacoma WA 98409

(SAT) Saturday Family Concert
What: Wiggle to the rhythms of Eckaman & Super Mokako’s Congolese dance music.
Why: No one can resist the hip-shaking beats.
When: Sat., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Where: Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave. (206-652-4255). Tickets at 800-838-3006 or online at brownpapertickets.com. Adults and teens, $5; under 13, free.

(SAT) Caspar BabyPants
SATURDAY APRIL 9TH; set time 11:00am
323 3rd Street
Raymond, WA 98577-2413
(360) 942-4127
tickets are $1.00 per person

(SAT) April Pools Day
Water safety activities and demonstrations include boating safety, CPR demonstrations, diving board and rope swing contest, and more.
Saturday, Apr. 9, 2011, 1:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Shoreline Pool
19030 First Ave. N.E.
Shoreline WA 98155
All ages; FREE

(SAT) This Saturday, Recess Monkey rocks the Bellevue Square Mall!
Saturday April 9th @ 10:30am
Second Saturday Kids’ Cove Concerts at Bellevue Square Center Court
Corner of Bellevue Way and NE 8th in Bellevue
We're as shocked as you are! Come rock out with us in the center court for this super fun FREE dance party at 10:30am! Tiffany approves.

(SAT) 4th Annual "Pets & the People that Love Them,”
Sat, June 11, 11a.m.-1:00 p.m., presented by Riverside East Retirement & Assisted Living . Event is for pets & their human companions. Free Hot Dog lunch & Doggie Snack Bar, local pet vendors, pet competitions & prizes. Donations of pet food & supplies collected for Hopelink to help those facing challenges caring for their pets.
Riverside East Retirement & Assisted Living, 10315 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell.

(SAT) Drama Story Event
Experience The Man Who Planted Trees from the inside. The current play at Seattle Children’s Theatre is explored using acting, imagination and interactive, multi-sensory props. Best for ages 7 and older.
Saturday, Apr. 9, 2011, 2 p.m.
Secret Garden Bookshop
2214 N.W. Market St.
Seattle WA 98107
Elementary School; FREE

(SUN) West Seattle Book Fair and Readings @ Freshy's Coffee
2735 CaliforniaAve SW, West Seattle

(SUN) Village Green
Talk from gardening expert Ciscoe Morris, ABC’s of vegetable gardening, meet the University Village resident landscapers, learn about organic and sustainable cooking from local celebrity chef. Interactive gardening activities for kids and adults.
Sunday, Apr. 10, 2011, 12 – 5 p.m.
University Village
2623 N.E. University Village St.
Seattle WA 98105
All ages; FREE

(WED) Student Wednesday
Explore the Bellevue Arts Museum after school. Students of all ages. FREE with downloadable coupon, pre-register.
Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2011, 1 – 5 p.m.
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way N.E.
Bellevue WA 98004
All ages; FREE
Pre-register; 425-519-0770

(WED) West Seattle CoolMom meeting
There’s a lot of buzz about the upcoming April West Seattle CoolMom meeting. It’s so exciting, CoolMom couldn’t contain it. This meeting is open to the public! It’s a BEE EVENT!
Come listen to a panel discussion with 3 amazing, local beekeepers.
Brad Jones, president of the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association
Gary DeBoer, featured on the West Seattle Blog for his artful hives
Jason Tatro, local beekeeper extraordinaire
Each panelist will share their story, discuss climate change and its effect on bees, as well as field questions from attendees about all things bees.
CoolMom is an incredible organization uniting MOMS to address the most important issue of our time: global warming. Act now for our children's future. We are very fortunate to have a West Seattle CoolMom group. Visit http://coolmom.org to learn more about CoolMom.

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