Wednesday, July 20, 2011

weekly fun (july 21-27)

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(THURS) Children’s Concerts
The Brian Waite Band July 21
Infants to elementary age.
Thursday, July 21, 2011, 10 – 11 a.m.
Thornton A. Sullivan Park
11405 Silver Lake Rd.
Everett WA 98208

(THURS) Kids’ Show
Eric Ode entertains on the grass in Robinswood Community Park. Bring a blanket.
Thursday, July 21, 2011, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Robinswood Community Park
2430 148th Ave. S.E.
Bellevue WA
All ages; FREE

(THURS) Mobile Chow Down
Chow from local food trucks available for purchase. Maximus Minimus will be serving their famous pulled pork and veggie sandwiches and the Molly Moon’s truck will be there scooping up their signature homemade ice cream. Other food vendors include Kaosamai Thai and Lumpia World. Live music from the country/folk/rock band Country Lips.
Thursday, July 21, 2011, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lake Union Park
860 Terry Ave. N.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE

(THURS) Arlington Outdoor Movies
Megamind (PG) July 21
Popcorn and water provided. Dusk (approximately 9 p.m.).
July 21 is Zumba Night (7:30 to 8:30 p.m.)
Thursday, July 21, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Terrace Park
809 E. Fifth St.
Arlington WA 98223
All ages; FREE

(THURS-SUN) Family ART Show
What: The new exhibition displays works by parents and their children side by side.
Why: Printed woodcuts from Michael Spafford and stunning landscape photos from his son Spike Mafford.
When: Thru Aug. 14. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m.
Where: Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Ave. N. (206-782-0355). Admission is free.

(FRI) Children’s Art Program
Staff from International District Community Center lead arts and crafts activities at Hing Hay Park. Ages 5 to 11. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Fridays July 8 through Aug. 26.
Friday, July 22, 2011, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Hing Hay Park
423 Maynard Ave. S.
Seattle WA 98104

(FRI) 50’s Sock Hop Pool Party
This family fun night and open swim offers something for everyone from pool games to arts and crafts to rockin’ 50’s tunes. Be sure to arrive early; space is limited to the first 250 people.
Peter Kirk Pool
340 Kirkland Avenue
Jul 22, 2011 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

(FRI) Movies in the Park
Pre-show activities and games (7 p.m.), and movie (dusk). How to Train Your Dragon (PG).
Friday, July 22, 2011, 7 p.m.
Meridian Habitat Park
14422 Meridian E.
Puyallup WA 98375
All ages; FREE

(FRI) 19th-Century Family Fun Night
What: Dancing, games, and plenty of other old-fashioned entertainment.
Why: Treats blasted from the candy cannon take care of dessert.
When: Fri., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma (253-591-5339). Adults, $6; children, $4; under 4, free. Map It

(FRI) Cinema Under the Stars
How to Train Your Dragon (PG)
Friday, July 22, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Camp Patterson, Thornton A. Sullivan Park
11405 Silver Lake Road
Everett WA 98208
All ages; FREE
(FRI) KaBoom! Playground Birthday Party
Our little playground is turning 2! Join us for an evening of fun and fellowship as we celebrate the playground built in one day.
Location: Delridge CC
7/22 Fri 4:30 - 6:30 pm
All Ages; FREE

(FRI/SAT) Enumclaw Street Fair
Enumclaw Street Fair. Full carnival, children’s entertainment stage, mainstage, putt-putt golf, food, vendors, all-ages 5K race (9 a.m. Sat., flat course, strollers welcome). Free shuttle from Enumclaw Expo Center. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 22-23.
Friday, July 22, 2011, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
1400 Cole St.
Enumclaw WA 98022
All ages; FREE

(FRI/SAT/SUN) Renton River Days
Includes Nibble of Renton, KidZone, entertainment, arts and crafts booths, chalk art contest, parade (10 a.m. July 23), rubber duck derby (4:30 p.m. July 24), Wenatchee Youth Circus (1:30 and 6 p.m. July 22, 1:30 p.m. July 23, $1 to $2) and more. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 22, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 24. Free shuttle. Liberty Park and other Renton locations.
Friday, July 22, 2011, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Liberty Park
1100 Bronson Way N.
Renton WA 98057
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Go Dog, Go! Canine Festival
Family-friendly event with dog walk (9:30 a.m., $20 per family), demonstrations, food, vendors, music, games, contests and more for families and their dogs (well-behaved, 6 months and older on a short leash).
Saturday, July 23, 2011, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Juanita Beach Park
9703 N.E. Juanita Drive
Kirkland WA
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Dog-A-Thon
The Humane Society’s Walk for Homeless Pets. Includes dog demonstrations and contests, adoptable pet parade, vendors and more. Sign up to raise pledges.
Saturday, July 23, 2011, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fort Steilacoom Park
9601 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W.
Lakewood WA 98498
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Birds and Bikes
Explore the natural world on bicycles from Golden Gardens to the Ballard Locks and back. Sponsored by Discovery Park. Ages 6 and older with adult.
Saturday, July 23, 2011, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Golden Gardens
8498 Seaview Place N.W.
Seattle WA 98117
FREE. Pre-register; 206-386-4236

(SAT) West Seattle Grand Parade
Pirates, clowns, marching bands, drill teams, floats and more. 11 a.m., kids parade 10 a.m.
Saturday, July 23, 2011, 10 a.m.
California Avenue S.W. from Lander Street to S.W. Edmonds Street
Seattle WA
All ages; FREE

(SAT) King Arthur and the Knights of the Playground
Family play performed by Balagan Theatre. Bring a blanket and a picnic. 2 p.m. July 23-24.
Saturday, July 23, 2011, 2 p.m.
Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way N.E.
Seattle WA 98115
All ages; FREE

(SAT/SUN) Sandblast Arts Festival
Sand sculpturing, arts and crafts fair, music and more.
Saturday, July 23, 2011, 12 – 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 24, 2011, 12 – 6 p.m.
McCormick Park
26200 N.E. Stephens St.
Duvall WA 98019
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Outdoor Movie Night
Despicable Me (PG). Bring a low-back or beanbag chair. Dusk.
Saturday, July 23, 2011, 8:30 p.m.
The Plaza at Carillon Point
4100 Carillon Point
Kirkland WA 98033
All ages; $5 suggested donation to Hopelink.

(SAT) Popcorn in the Parks
Despicable Me (PG) July 23
Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic (popcorn provided). Dusk.
Saturday, July 23, 2011, 8:30 p.m.
Jennings Memorial Park
6915 Armar Road
Marysville WA 98270
All ages; FREE

(SAT) CinemaGig Outdoors
Gig Harbor’s outdoor summer theater. Bring low chairs and a blanket. Free popcorn, water and soda. Despicable Me (PG) 9:15 p.m. July 9, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG) 9 p.m. July 23.
Saturday, July 23, 2011, 9 p.m.
Skansie Brothers Park
3207 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor WA 98335
All ages; FREE

(SAT/SUN) Alki Art Fair
Art, music and a historical bathing suit model show (July 23). 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 23-24.
Saturday, July 23, 2011, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Alki Bathhouse
2701 Alki Ave. S.W.
Seattle WA 98116
All ages; FREE

(SAT/SUN) Wonderland: Alice Adventures
Inspired by the writings of Charles “Lewis Carroll” Dodgson, and performed by theater simple. Part performance piece, part art installation, part riddle hunt and all-out-fun complete with tea party and cookies. The audience, like Alice in the stories, discovers and interacts with costumed characters, puppets, songs and dances. 4 p.m. July 23-24.
Saturday, July 23, 2011, 4 p.m.
Lake Meridian Park
14800 S.E. 272nd St.
Kent WA 98042

(SAT/SUN) Arrh! A Dinosaur Ate My Space Ship
Annual family play performed by Theater Schmeater. Bring a blanket and a picnic.
5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 7.
Saturday, July 23, 2011, 5 p.m.
Volunteer Park Amphitheater
1247 15th Ave. E.
Seattle WA 98112
All ages; FREE

(SAT/SUN) Kla Ha Ya Days
5-mile River Run & Kids’ Dash (8 a.m. July 23), parade (10:30 a.m. July 23), bed races (July 23), Silly Contests (July 23), kids’ treasure hunt (10 a.m. to noon July 23), street fair, carnival, food, frog jumping contest (1 to 4 p.m. July 23), music, car show (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 24) and more.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 23, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 24.
Snohomish WA
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Noon Tunes Concerts for Kids
Family concert with Squirrel Butter and Caspar Babypants. Bring a blanket or folding chair.
Sunday, July 24, 2011, 12 – 2 p.m.
Freeway Park
700 Seneca St.
Seattle WA 98101

(SUN) Chinatown Seafair Parade
Features lion and dragon dances, martial arts, Seattle Chinese Girls Drill Team and more.
Sunday, July 24, 2011, 7 p.m.
Chinatown/International District
S. Jackson and S. King Streets
Seattle WA
All ages; FREE

(SUN) WestSide Baby Stuff the Bus!
Bus located at Viking Bank in West Seattle
4022 SW Alaska
Sunday, July 24 10:00a-2:00p

(WED) Greenwood Seafair Parade
Wednesday, July 27, 6 p.m.
The much-loved North End Seafair parade takes to the streets for the 61st time this year. Line up along Greenwood Avenue to watch the annual procession of Seafair princesses, marching bands and floats. FREE.

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