Wednesday, June 15, 2011

weekly fun (june 16-june 22)

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Twirl Cafe
2111 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 206-283-4552
Friday, June 17 · 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Does your child sleep in Lightin' Mcqueen bed sheets? Or never leave the house without their Mater and Chick Hicks? Has your child seen Cars more times than you can count on your fingers?!
We are excited about the new Cars 2 movie releasing soon are you? Bring your kids to Twirl for a night of FUN. We'll have Cars 1 playing upstairs in the gym, plus lots of CARS giveaways. Buy dinner, and get exclusive tickets for the SNEAK PREVIEW, Saturday June 18th at Pacific Place - while supplies last! What better way to celebrate DAD? Come and enjoy FREE PLAY during our Happy Hour, dinner, beer, wine and snacks while your kids get their fill of Lightin’ Mcqueen and the gang. Free Event!

(FRI) JUNE 17: END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR PARTY (Seattle Parks and Rec)
School is almost out and it is time to celebrate. Come down to South Park Community Center the week before school gets out for the summer for an evening of games, prizes, and tasty food.
Location: South Park CC (8319 8th Ave S)
6/17 Friday @ 7:00pm

(FRI) Kruckeberg Garden Tots
Drop in to Shoreline’s Kruckeberg Botanic Garden with your young children this summer for a fun exploration of plants in this unique, naturalistic garden. Each week we’ll offer a simple plant activity, a themed garden exploration, and a related craft project. Best suited for ages 2 to 7. Come any time between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5 per family.
Friday, June 17, 2011, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
20312 15th Ave. N.W.
Shoreline WA 98177
Toddler, Preschool

(FRI/SAT/SUN) Good Old Dad Daze Down at Dr. Maze's Farm
Father's Day farm fun includes mazes, Rubber Duck Races, Bubble Friday, Kids Crafts Table, hayrides, & refreshments. Introducing the Farmathalon, a test of skill and teamwork! Flowerpot stilts, sack race, & more. Prizes! The June theme for our very popular Farm Tots program is Plant a Pumpkin. Watch a demonstration of botanical distillation. Be sure to visit our farm stand, featuring lavender plants and our Botanicals. Don't forget to visit the farm animals! Check our website for times & prices ($2 to $10).
Friday, June 17, 2011, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dr. Maze's Farm
15410 N.E. 124th St.
Redmond WA 98052
All ages

(FRI/SAT/SUN) Meeker Days
Pierce County’s largest street festival features entertainment, food, arts and crafts, vendors, inflatable rides, car shows and more. Noon to 9 p.m. June 17, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 19.
Friday, June 17, 2011, 12 – 9 p.m.
Downtown Puyallup WA
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Marysville Strawberry Festival
Marysville Strawberry Festival. Citywide events through Sun. include carnival, vendors, food, music, car show (June 18), kiddies’ parade (6 p.m. June 18), grand parade (7:45 p.m. June 18), fireworks (10:10 p.m. June 18) and more. Various locations, Marysville. Kids Party in the Park. Entertainment, children’s activities, arts and crafts, concessions and more. Noon to 5 p.m. June 18. Totem Middle School, 1605 Seventh St., Marysville.
Saturday, June 18 – Sunday, June 19, 2011
Various locations
Marysville WA 98270
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Geoteaming
Form a team and look for hidden caches along Magnuson Park trails. GPS unit, pocket PC and digital camera loaned to each team. Space limited. Start times are 9 and 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.
Saturday, June 18, 2011, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way N.E.
Seattle WA 98115
All ages; FREE
206-382-5565 ext. 21

(SAT) Fathers Ride Free
Snoqualmie Valley Railroad’s scenic 70-minute round trip departs from Snoqualmie or North Bend. See schedule online. $12, $10 seniors, $8 ages 2 to 12, dads free June 18-19 with paying child of any age. 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie or 205 McClellan St., North Bend.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Snoqualmie Valley Railroad
38625 S.E. King St.
Snoqualmie WA 98065
All ages

(SAT) Kids’ Dirt Fest
Mountain bike races for ages 18 and younger, Jump Jam Show with pro riders, guided trail rides, parents’ mini bike race and more. $5 per race.
Saturday, June 18, 2011, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Duthie Hill Bike Park
27101 Duthie Hill Road
between Sammamish and Fall City WA
All ages

(SAT) Stanwood Camano Soap Box Derby
Pancake breakfast at Stanwood Community & Senior Center, 7430 276th St. N.W., Stanwood. 9 a.m. first race.
Saturday, June 18, 2011, 9 a.m.
276th Street
Stanwood WA 98292
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Kent International Festival
Ethnic dance, music, traditional attire, arts and crafts, and authentic cuisine.
Saturday, June 18, 2011, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Town Square Plaza
Second and Smith Street
Kent WA 98032
All ages; FREE

(SAT) FISH Open House & Hatchery Tours
Explore the life of a salmon through hands-on exhibits, hatchery tours and a family-oriented open house with activities for all ages.
Saturday, June 18, 2011, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
125 W. Sunset Way
Issaquah WA 98027
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Greenway Family Day
Explore the creatures and plants that live around historic Pickering Barn. Go on a sensory plant walk, dig in the worm bin, plant a seed to take home and make some cool garden crafts. Farmers Market is open nearby so make a day of it! Sponsored by Seattle Tilth.
Saturday, June 18, 2011, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Pickering Barn
1730 10th Ave. N.W.
Issaquah WA 98027
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Strawberry Harvest Festival
Strawberry Fest at Biringer Farm includes giant strawberry ride, animals, inflatables, interactive story time, food and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 18-19. Fee for some activities and food.
Saturday, June 18, 2011, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Biringer Farm
21412 59th Ave. N.E.
Arlington WA 98223
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Incredible Inflatable Fun
Inflatables of all shapes and sizes in an interactive fun zone. Ages 3 and older with adult. $1 to $2, cash only.
Saturday, June 18, 2011, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Bellevue Downtown Park
10211 N.E. Fourth St.
Bellevue WA 98004
Preschool, Elementary School

(SAT) Hawaiian Canoe Races
Outrigger canoe racing (youth and adult), Hawaiian music and concessions.
Saturday, June 18, 2011, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Thornton A. Sullivan Park
11405 Silver Lake Road
Everett WA 98208
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Tukwila Kids’ Festival
Community resource fair, exhibits, entertainment featuring The Board of Education!, interactive booths, meet-and-greet characters and more. N
Saturday, June 18, 2011, 12 – 4 p.m.
Foster High School parking lot
4242 S. 144th St.
Tukwila WA 98168
Toddler, Preschool, Elementary School

(SAT) Vintage Plane Fly Day
Watch historic aircraft from the Flying Heritage Collection take to the sky for a maintenance flight. Bring lawn chairs. Noon to 1 p.m. June 4 and 18, subject to weather and operational considerations.
The world’s only original flying condition World War II Focke-Wulf 190 A5 will fly in this Father’s Day Free Summer Fly Day event. This aircraft is one of two major additions to Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection this summer, and will take to the skies this Saturday for the first time ever. Flying alongside the Fw 190 will be fly a B-17 Flying Fortress and two P-51 Mustangs.
Saturday, June 18, 2011, 12 – 1 p.m.
Paine Field
3407 109th St. S.W.
Everett WA 98204
All ages; FREE

(SAT) American Heroes Air Show Seattle - 2011
Admission-free helicopter static display aviation event paired with the Code 3 Career Fair, a public service employment recruiting fair complete with vehicles for a hands-on experience for all ages.
Saturday, June 18 · 10:00am - 3:00pm
The Museum Of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle, WA 98108-4097

(SAT) Kidgits Mini Chef Event!
Simon Kidgits Club members, it’s time for our Super Duper Mini Chefs event! You’ll experience being a chef for the day by receiving your official Kidgits apron, decorating your own chef hat, and creating a menu. We’ll learn about the art of pizza making with California Pizza Kitchen and take a tour of the kitchen. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Northwest Harvest.
Saturday, June 18, 2011, 1 – 3 p.m.
Northgate Mall
401 N.E. Northgate Way
Seattle WA 98125
Toddler, Preschool, Elementary School

(SAT/SUN) Strawberry Harvest Festival
U-pick strawberries at Garden Treasures. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 18-19.
Saturday, June 18, 2011, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Garden Treasures
3328 SR 530 N.E.
Arlington WA 98223
All ages; FREE

(SAT/SUN) Petscapades
Sign your dog up to compete in DockDogs competitions (dogs run and competitively jump into a pool of water). The day also includes pet licensing, a pet adopt-a-thon, police K-9 demonstrations, pet vendors and more. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 18-19. FREE, fee for competition.
Saturday, June 18, 2011, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Kent Station
417 Ramsay Way
Kent WA 98032
All ages; FREE

(SAT/SUN) Burien Wild Strawberry Festival
Cool Performers & Strolling Surprises-- Lots of fabulous local talent! Dance to big band, rock and latin bands! Wandering comedians, musicians, and the Bubbleman! B-Boy Strawberry Jam! Saturday, 4:30-8:00 pm. Amazing break dance competition!
Carnival Days! Rides, games and more! info at
Interact! Make a hat, decorate your bike helmet, or make a great tie for Dad! Get your face painted, watch a puppet show or storytelling, learn about ways to become green, and a great activity area just for young ones! KCLS’s Digital Discovery Zone Van, games at every booth and more! B-Town Bike Fair on Saturday! 10am-3pm Bike rodeo, tricycle course, scavenger hunt, helmet fitting, procession and more! More info at Art & Food Booths, Vendors, Strawberry Shortcake!
Highline Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Saturday, 8-11AM, Burien/ Normandy Park Fire Station, 15100 8th Ave SW 5K Run Saturday, 9:00 AM, Downtown Burien. More info at Discover Burien’s Father’s Day Car Show Sunday, 10 AM-4 PM. More info at discoverburien.or
Saturday, June 18, 2011, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Burien Town Square Park
Fifth and 152nd St. S.W.
Burien WA 98166
All ages; FREE

(SAT/SUN) Fremont Solstice Parade & Fair
Line up early on Saturday for the freewheeling Solstice Parade, then cha-cha your way to Gasworks Park for a solstice celebration. The rest of the weekend, check out the art cars at the fair, watch festival folk, and play in the kids' area. FREE.
Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, June 19, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

(SAT/SUN) Edmonds Arts Festival
Edmonds' granddaddy of an art festival features cool crafts for the kids, performers (check out the adorbs Gothard Sisters) and dozens of fine arts and crafts booths for adults to browse. FREE admission. June 17-19: Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

(SUN) Fenders on Front Street
Car show, vendors, music and car cruise (3 p.m.). 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE.
Sunday, June 19, 2011, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Front Street
Issaquah WA
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Swedish Midsummer festival at Vasa Park Resort
Family fun is the focus of the Swedish Midsummer festival at Vasa Park Resort on Father's Day, Sunday, June 19, 2011. Admission to this event is always free. Come and bring the whole family for a day of live music, dancing and old fashioned recreation. This free regional event has taken place on the shores of Lake Sammamish at beautiful Vasa Park Resort for 82 years. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun.

(SUN) Share the Music!
Featuring The Not-Its & Lunch Money
Sunday, June 19, 2011, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Freeway Park
Pack up Dad (and a picnic lunch) for Town Hall’s second annual Share the Music! concert, outdoors at nearby Freeway Park. The free-for-all event features kid- and family-friendly music from two great groups: the indie band Lunch Money from South Carolina, and Seattle faves The Not-Its! The concert’s a go, rain or shine, with Town Hall acting as a close and comfy (and dry) rest stop. Freeway Park is located between Sixth and Ninth avenues, and by Union and Spring Street. Presented by Town Hall with Seattle Parks & Recreation and the Freeway Park Neighborhood Association. Series media sponsorship provided by ParentMap and KEXP.
Admission is free.
Sunday, June 19 · 10:00am - 6:00pm
The Children's Museum
Calling all Dads! We are celebrating Father's Day with free admission* for dads on Father's Day! Dad's who visit the Museum with their kids (ages 10 and younger) can enter free of charge!

(SUN) Fall City Days
The Fall City area is one of my favorite parts of the Eastside. It is just beautiful, with lots of trees, rivers, and a real get-away-from-the-city feel. This Saturday is Fall City Days, with one of the earliest parades of the summer season. The festival and parade have a small-town feel but there is plenty to do to get you in the summer spirit! So pack up the kids and head east! The parade is at 11am and the fun zone, food booths and vendors last long after!

(SUN) Nature Open House
Kids’ arts and craft activities, family natural history activities, an elk class, bee keeping demonstration and activities.
Sunday, June 19, 2011, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Meadowbrook Farm
1711 Boalch Ave.
North Bend WA 98045
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Seattle Pride Family Picnic
Food, music, box-car derby, kids’ games and more. $1 (includes hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, fresh fruit, salads and beverages).
Sunday, June 19, 2011, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Volunteer Park
1247 15th Ave. E.
Seattle WA 98112
All ages; Fee

(SUN) Father’s Day Swamp Fest
Swampy the Bear leads a guided nature tour, kids spread wood chips on the trail and pull ivy at Yesler Swamp. Includes hot dogs, chips and juice. Ages 3 and older.
Sunday, June 19, 2011, 1 – 3 p.m.
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 N.E. 41st St.
Seattle WA 98105
Preschool, Elementary School

(SUN) Lake Forest Park 50th Birthday Bash
Pancake breakfast, birthday cake, music from Caspar Babypants and others, inflatable slide, trucks, entertainers, booths and more.
Sunday, June 19, 2011, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Lake Forest Park Towne Centre
17171 Bothell Way N.E.

(WED) Bite at the Point
Multicultural community potluck. Bring a dish to share that represents your cultural roots. Jumpy toys and field activities for the child in everyone. FREE, submit potluck recipes in advance in order to make diners aware of any allergens a dish may contain.
Lake Forest Park WA 98155
All ages; FREE
Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
High Point Community Center
6920 34th Ave. S.W.
Seattle WA 98126
All ages; FREE

(WED) Drop in Playdate @ Fox Farm
Where: Fox Hollow Family Farm
12031 Issaquah-Hobart Road SE
Issaquah , Wa
When: Jun 22, 2011
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: $6 (under 1 free)
Come by and experience all that Fox Hollow Farm has to offer! Play with our furry friends such as horses, goats, chickens, pigs, lambs, peacocks, miniature horses and donkeys, bunnies, kittens, and more! Enjoy swinging on the rope swings in the hayloft, playing games on our large ball field, bouncing on the HUGE inflatable castles and giant slides, exploring Issaquah Creek, and driving miniature John Deere trucks and tractors. On colder days, sit around our huge bonfire and roast marshmallows. Whatever you choose to do, it’s a great way to have a memorable outing with your little ones. Bring a picnic or there will be hot dogs, kettle corn, cotton candy, and drinks available. No reservation required, just show up for some fun! Cost: $6.00/person (children under 1 free). Cash-only!

(WED) Izilla’s Family Picnic Party #2
Izilla Toys Wallingford Center
1815 N 45th Street, Suite 218
Seattle, Wa
Jun 22, 2011
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Our June Picnic Party coincides with the Wednesday Wallingford Farmer’s Market. That gives you the perfect opportunity to grab some fresh fruits and veggies and maybe some tamales or quesadillas for your picnic dinner and join us for: A Bouncy House, Sidewalk Chalk Art, and Root Beer Floats, served up fresh courtesy of Hansen’s Natural. Professional Face Painter Ryan Alley and assistant will also be inside the Wallingford Center to paint your face or fancify you with glitter tattoos. You want to look like a butterfly, superhero, flower fairy, striking snake? You got it, Ryan can make it happen in a jiffy! Inside Izilla Toys you can enter to win a raffle basket of gift certificates and items generously donated by Wallingford Center Merchants.

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