Tuesday, August 30, 2011

weekly fun (september 1-7)

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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-MON) 20% off at Half price books this weekend

(THURS) Family Music Circle at Greenlake
Thursday, Sep. 1, 2011, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Near the Bath House Theater at Greenlake
7312 W. Greenlake Drive N.
Seattle WA 98103
All ages; FREE
FREE Family Music Circle, all ages fun!
~Every 1st Thursday of the month during summer
~Facilitated by John Hayden
~Some drums, small percussion and chairs provided

(FRI) tory Time with the Library at Northgate Mall
Join the Seattle Public Library for Story Time on the first Friday of every month at Northgate Mall! We will sing songs, play games, and read some great stories! Don't miss this fun event for the whole family!
Friday, Sep. 2, 2011, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Northgate Mall
401 N.E. Northgate Way
Seattle WA 98125
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Small Frye: Storytelling in the Galleries
Children’s stories are brought to life with movement and play in the Frye Art Museum galleries by Frye educators or librarians from The Seattle Public Library. Visit the galleries after story time. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. first Fridays. FREE, drop-in, preschool classes with reservation (206-432-8211).
Friday, Sep. 2, 2011, 11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave.
Seattle WA 98104

(FRI) Olympia Harbor Days
Entertainment, food, art, history, tall ships and vintage, working and retired tugboats, many open to tour Sat. Dragon Boat rides 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 3, tugboat races noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 4.
5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 2, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 4.
Friday, Sep. 2, 2011, 5 – 8 p.m.
Percival Landing and Port Plaza
222 Columbia St. N.W.
Olympia WA 98501
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Early Open for Autism
The Children’s Museum, Seattle opens its doors early for families with children on the autistic spectrum. During the early open time the Museum does not run normal music or sounds and will not use the PA system. 8:30 to 10 a.m. first Saturdays. $3, tickets may be pre-purchased online.
Saturday, Sep. 3, 2011, 8:30 – 10 a.m.
The Children’s Museum, Seattle
Seattle Center House
305 Harrison St.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages

(SAT) Seattle Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon boat races, vendors, food and more.
Saturday, Sep. 3, 2011, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Stan Sayres Memorial Park
3808 Lake Washington Blvd. S.
Seattle WA 98118
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Pond Boat Sailing
Join The Center for Wooden Boats at the Model Boat Pond in Lake Union Park for pond boat sailing. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. first Saturdays.
Saturday, Sep. 3, 2011, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lake Union Park
860 Terry Ave. N.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE

(SAT/SUN) Old-Fashioned Corn Festival
Family fun with entertainment, fresh, cooked corn on the cob and more at two farms. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 3-4.
Saturday, Sep. 3, 2011, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Foster’s Produce & Corn Maze
5818 State Route 530 N.E.
Arlington WA 98223
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Beet Generation Farm Adventures
Sunday, Sep. 4, 2011, 11 a.m.
Oxbow Organic Farm
10819 Carnation-Duvall Road N.E.
Carnation WA 98014
Ages 3 to 6. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays July 16 through September 25. $5 per child includes access to Living Playground and its climbing tractor, Creepy Tepee, sorghum spiral, and gourd tunnels.
Every weekend will offer a different farm theme:
September 3 and 4: Farm School-Almost time to go back to school...you can recite your ABCs at Oxbow Farm! We will search for every letter of the alphabet in the fields

(SUN) Roots Family Picnic and Family Day at NAAM
Annual outdoor picnic (food available for purchase or bring a picnic) includes a bouncy castle, face painting and hands-on activities. Explore new exhibit IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas at The Northwest African American Museum.
Sunday, Sep. 4, 2011, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
NAAM and Jimi Hendrix Park
2300 S. Massachusetts St.
Seattle WA 98144
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Park Ranger Program
Join a park ranger at Mercer Slough Nature Park for “Raptors.” Learn about raptors, then dissect owl pellets. All ages, ages 11 and younger with adult.
Sunday, Sep. 4, 2011, 2:30 – 3 p.m.
Mercer Slough Nature Park
1625 118th Ave. S.E.
Bellevue WA 98005
All ages; FREE

(MON) Jetty Closing Activities
Help clean up Jetty Island during the annual Trash Bash. Smokey Bear makes an appearance, and local Scouts lower the flags. Free ferry to Jetty Island at 10th Street boat launch off W. Marine View Drive, Everett
Monday, Sep. 5, 2011, 12 – 4 p.m.
Jetty Island
Everett WA
All ages; FREE

(TUES) Free Sample Music Together Class
Sunshine Music Together is a Nickelodeon Parents’ Pick Winner for Best Music Class in Seattle. Music Together is a researched-based, internationally recognized early-childhood music development program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners and the grown-ups who love them. Classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play.
Free Sample Music Class for the fall semester of Music Together® classes (9:30 to 10:15 a.m. or 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.).
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 2011, 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Twirl Cafe
2111 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Seattle WA 98119
Pre-register: Yes

(WED) Free Trial Classes for New Fall Students
Orange Blossom Society will offer free classes on September 7th & 8th at its location in Redmond. Free classes will include Joy of Creation, Art Expeditions, Play & Learn, Blossoming Artists, and Kid Yoga and will serve families with children ages 12 months to 10 years. The free classes are reserved for new students and reservations are required. Special discounts and offers will be available to everyone who becomes a member or purchases a class punch-card on these days. The class schedule and discount offers can be viewed on the website.
Wednesday, Sep. 7 – Thursday, Sep. 8, 2011
Orange Blossom Society
16715 N.E. 79th St.
Redmond WA 98052
Pre-register: Yes

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