Wednesday, August 17, 2011

weekly fun (august 18-24)

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(THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN) Island County Fair
Traditional county fair includes entertainment, kids’ stage, carnival rides, parade (noon Aug. 20) and more. 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 18-20, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 21. $7, $5 military, seniors and ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and younger.
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, 9:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Island County Fairgrounds
819 Camano Ave.
Langley WA 98260
All ages

(THURS) Children’s Concerts: Justin Roberts & The Not Ready for Naptime Players
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, 10 – 11 a.m.
Thornton A. Sullivan Park
11405 Silver Lake Road
Everett WA 98208
Infants to elementary school age.

(THURS) Shakespeare in the Park
As You Like It, presented by Bellevue Youth Theatre.
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, 12 – 1 p.m.
Where Crossroad Park International Plaza
16000 N.E. 10th St.
Bellevue WA 98008
All ages; FREE

(THURS) Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park
Beauty and the Beast (G) Aug. 18.
Bring blankets, dogs and lawn chairs.
Trivia contest and games at 7 p.m., movie at dusk. $5.
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, 7 p.m.
Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way N.E.
Seattle WA 98115
All ages

(FRI) Luau Pool Party
Dress in your best Hawaiian attire and take the fam to Peter Kirk Pool for a Hawaiian themed pool party. After you catch a wave, enjoy pool games, arts and crafts, and lots of Hawaiian music. Space is limited so arrive early. Fri., 5:30 – 8:00 pm. Kirkland. $4. All ages.
Peter Kirk Pool
340 Kirkland Avenue
Kirkland , WA
When: Aug 19, 2011
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

(FRI) Peanut Butter and Jam Concerts
Harmonica Pocket Aug. 19.
Bring a picnic and blankets.
Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, 12 – 1 p.m.
Tukwila Community Center Spray Park
12424 42nd Ave. S.
Tukwila WA 98168
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Auburn’s Summer Sounds & Cinema
Megamind (PG) Aug. 19, Les Gove Park.
Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic.
Food concessions available.
Concert 7 p.m., movie at dusk.Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, 7 p.m.
Les Gove Park
910 Ninth St. S.E.
Auburn WA 98002
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Pet Parade
Parade for costumed kids ages 16 and younger and their pets. Contests in categories including Pets, Wheels, Impersonations, Big Dogs, Little Dogs and Floats. 8 a.m. lineup, 10 a.m. parade. FREE, bring unopened canned or bagged pet food donations.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, 8 a.m.
Downtown Olympia WA

(FRI) Free child car seat check up event in north King County
KING COUNTY, WA -- Child safety seats reduce fatal injuries to infants and young children. In an effort to support parents and caregivers to make sure children fit securely in their car seats, Public Health - Seattle & King County is hosting a free child car seat check up event in Bothell on August 26, 2011.
Friday, August 26, 2011, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Parking lot across from the Northshore Baptist Church, 10222 NE 145th St. Bothell, WA. Bring your car, car seat and child/infant and learn how to properly install your car seat. For more information, contact Alan Abe, 206-263-8544

(FRI) Summer Outdoor Cinema
Alpha and Omega (PG) Aug. 19.
Bring a lawn chair and blanket.
8 p.m., movie at dusk.
FREE, bring two canned food donations per family.
Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, 8 p.m.
Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Ave. S.
Tukwila WA 98168
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Flavors of the World Cultural Fair
Food, stories, dances, and music of the cultures that comprise the growing Federal Way community – no passport necessary!
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Federal Way Library
34200 First Way S.
Federal Way WA 98003
All ages; FREE

(SAT) The Big Bonanza
The West Seattle Junction is transforming into the Wild West for a rooting tooting good time at “The Big Bonanza,” a showdown of specials on a wide range of goods and services and a high noon community water fight.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
California Avenue S.W. and S.W. Alaska Street
Seattle WA
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Grazing in Graham
Barbeque, entertainment, kids’ activities and more.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Frontier Park
21800 Meridian Ave. E.
Graham WA 98338
All ages; FREE

(SAT/SUN) Fresh Paint
5th annual. A full day of art-inspired activities including artists demonstrating and selling their art, hands-on art activities, food and music. Visit Jetty Island to hunt for a glass float; return it to the festival for a certificate of authenticity (Aug. 20; visitors may take the ferry from the 10th Street Park to Jetty Island starting at 8:30 a.m., but the beach will not open for this mad hunt until 10 a.m.). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 20-21.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Everett Marina Promenade
Everett waterfront
All ages

(SAT) Central Area Community Festival
15th year of arts and crafts, food, entertainment and more.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Garfield Community Center playfield
2323 E. Cherry St.
Seattle WA 98122
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Rainier Valley Seattle Summer Streets
Rainier Valley Heritage Parade (11 a.m.), food, art making and activities for all ages when Rainier Avenue S. is closed to traffic from S. Brandon Street to Alaska Street, Seattle.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Rainier Avenue S. from S. Brandon Street to Alaska Street
Seattle WA
All ages; FREE

The Bumps & Babies Fair is a fun and fabulous twice yearly boutique and consignment event in Seattle. We work hard to make it an event that you'll never want to miss. In our consignment sale, sellers can earn cash for their gently used kids clothes, toys, and baby equipment, and shoppers can outfit their children at a fraction of what they would spend in retail stores. Please read on to discover how consignment can benefit your family. We will periodically post updates, so please check back frequently for the most current information. With thousands of items for sale, we are confident you will find what you’re looking for (and likely more!) at the Bumps & Babies Fair.
Bitter Lake Community Center Annex
13040 Greenwood Avenue N
Seattle, Washington 98133

(SAT/SUN) Arts in Nature Festival
Festival produced by The Nature Consortium includes live music, dance troupes, aerial and fire performances, interactive arts activities, outdoor art installations and a Museum of Sound. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 20, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 21. Caspar BabyPants full band will play a live set in teh main lodge at 11:00am! Then he will be solo in Cabin 4 all day playing and writing songs and stuff
COST: $10 suggested donation.
Small parking lot, unlimited parking along 35th Avenue S.W.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Camp Long
5200 35th Ave. S.W.
Seattle WA 98126
All ages

(SAT/SUN) Chief Seattle Days
Includes a memorial service for Chief Seattle (9 a.m. Aug. 20), native canoe races, salmon bake, Coastal Jam, Pow-Wow with competition dancing, drumming, parade (11 a.m. Aug. 21), fun runs, craft and food vendors, and a royalty pageant. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 21.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Downtown Suquamish WA
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Scrub-A-Mutt
Dog-related vendors and services, dog wash and a pet food drive to benefit local rescue groups. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., police K-9 demonstration 4 p.m. Suggested donation $5 small dogs, $10 large dogs, $5 nail trims.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Strawberry Fields Athletic Park
6100 152nd St. N.E.
Marysville WA 98271
All ages

(SAT) Seattle Children’s and Kohl’s Helmet Fitting and Giveaway
Get a new custom fit bike helmet for free or bring your helmet for a fit check. Available for children ages 1 to 18. Wearer must be present and supplies are limited.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, 12 – 3 p.m.
Kohl’s Department Store
17002 S.E. 270th Place
Covington WA 98042
All ages; FREE

(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. Aug. 6, 20 and 27, subject to weather and operational considerations.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, 12 – 1 p.m.
Paine Field
3407 109th St. S.W.
Everett WA 98204
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Family Fun Day – Butterfly Balls
Learn how to create exploding Butterfly Balls from Puget Area Paperfolding Enthusiasts Roundtable (PAPER), a regional group dedicated to the art and craft of Origami.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, 1 – 3 p.m.
The Wing
719 S. King St.
Seattle WA 98104
All ages; FREE

(SAT) All The Best and "A Cat Like That"
Children's book author and illustrator Wendy Wahman ("Don't Lick the Dog… Making Friends with Dogs") will share her new picture book "A Cat Like That" and draw with the kids. Adoptable kitties, snacks, fun pet & children event.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, 2 – 4 p.m.
All the Best Pet Care
3037 78th Ave. S.E.
Mercer Island WA 98040

(SAT) Edmonds naturalist Program
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Join ranger-naturalists for an evening interpretive program. Volunteer scuba divers bring sea creatures onshore to touch and see, then return them to the water unharmed. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight.
Where Marina Beach
498 Admiral Way S.
Edmonds WA 98020
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Geocaching Block Party
Geo challenge course, dunk tank, kids’ activities and geochaching courses of varying levels. Bring your own GPS device (create a free membership on and visit… for instructions on downloading the coordinates for the geocaching and challenge courses), or devices available to borrow.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where Solstice Plaza
701 N. 34th St.
Seattle WA
All ages; FREE

(SAT/SUN) Snoqualmie Railroad Days
Food and vendor booths, children’s area with entertainment, parade (11 a.m. Aug 20), climbing wall and more. 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 21.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Downtown Snoqualmie WA
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Tibet Fest
Tibetan cultural performances, Tibetan Bazaar, traditional food, costumes, children’s activities, sand mandala and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 20-21.
Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, 12 – 5 p.m.
Seattle Center House and Fisher Pavilion
305 Harrison St.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Tots-N-Tunes Kindie Music Fest
Concert features Justin Roberts, Caspar Babypants, Recess Monkey, Johnny Bregar, The Not-Its!, The Harmonica Pocket and The Board of Education, plus activities, food and the Mariner Moose. $10, kids free.
Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Seattle Center Mural Amphitheatre
305 Harrison St.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages; Fee

(SUN) Sunflower Celebration and Family Fun
Mazes, hayrides, farm animals, refreshments, Bubble Friday, Rubber Duck Races and our new Tunnels of Hops Maze. Pick your own sunflowers and browse Dr. Maze's Botanicals in our farmstand. Scheduled activities for kids include Farm Tots and our Crafts Table. Don’t miss our Herb Salts Blending Workshop. Learn to grow and dry herbs and make your own personal blend of herb salt. Check our website for times and prices.
Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dr. Maze's Farm
15410 N.E. 124th St.
Redmond WA 98052
All ages

(MON) Jetty Island Puppet Show
Follow the adventures of Charlie Seagull, L.C. Salmon, Ollie and Olivia Octopus and their friends on Everett’s Jetty Island. 2:15 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 29. FREE, donations accepted. Free ferry to the island at 10th Street boat launch off W. Marine View Drive, Everett.
Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, 2:15 p.m.
Jetty Island
W. Marine View Drive
Everett WA 98201
All ages; FREE

(MON/TUES/WED/THURS) Great Play of Northshore Open House Schedule
Free Classes - August 22nd to 25th, 2011

(TUES) Children’s Concert Series: Let Your Music Shine
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, 10 – 11 a.m.
Marina Park
25 Lakeshore Plaza Drive
Kirkland WA 98033
$2 suggested donation.
All ages

(TUES) Boeing Classic Youth Clinic
Opportunity for young golfers to listen to tips from a Champions Tour Boeing Classic player, ask questions and learn from one of the legends of the game. Open to the public. Concessions available. Ages 18 and younger.
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, 12 – 1 p.m.
TPC Snoqualmie Ridge
36005 S.E. Ridge St.
Snoqualmie WA 98065
Elementary School, Middle School, High School

(TUES) Art for Kids
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, 3–3:45 p.m.
Unique Plus
219 Kirkland Ave., Suite 101
Kirkland WA 98033
Toddler, Preschool; FREE
(425) 296 -1024
Pre-Registration: Spaces are limited. Email us at and provide your child’s name, age and best contact method to reach you.
Inspire your child’s creativity and imagination in our upcoming kids event! Led by an art and Chinese instructor, kids will play and explore colors, shapes and texture while learning a new language!
See below for session dates and registration details.
Date & Time:
- Session I (ages 2 to 4) : 3 to 3:45 p.m. Aug. 23
- Session II (ages 5 to 7) : 3 to 3:45 p.m. Aug. 25

(WED) Pet Parade
Bring your pet for a walk through Mukilteo's waterfront area in Old Town Mukilteo. Mukilteo Farmers Market 3 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, 6 – 8 p.m.
ART Bldg.
724 First St.
Mukilteo WA
All ages; FREE

(WED) Movies at Marymoor
Toy Story 3 Wednesday 8/107 p.m.
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Wednesday 8/24 | 7 p.m.
Up Wednesday 8/31 | 7 p.m.
Seating opens at 7 p.m., movies are shown at dusk.
Pre-movie seating is $5 starting at 7pm followed by trivia contests, games and prizes. The movie shows at dusk.
Seating is on the grass; low-back chairs or blankets are recommended.
A parking permit is required to park at Marymoor. Permits can be purchased from the vending machines located throughout the park. This is a dog-friendly event. Pets must remain on a leash at all times. We ask that people with pets sit at the far end of the seating area. There are no ATMs on site for this event

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