Wednesday, September 28, 2011

weekly fun (september 29-oct 5)

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(THURS) Caspar Babypants
1804 Main Street
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
(425) 334-1900
show is free but please call
ahead for admission information
set time 10:30am
solo show!

(THURS) What the Griot Said: Stories at NAAM
Gifted griot—or storyteller— Eva Abram will enchant young and old with tales recounted following oral traditions. Children of all ages are invited to experience the art of storytelling and the power of stories.
Thursday, Sep. 29, 2011, 11 – 11:45 a.m.
The Northwest African American Museum
2300 S. Massachusetts St.
Seattle WA 98144
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Movies at Mercer Slough
Bring a comfy blanket or pillow to enjoy The Great Salmon Run. Ages 8 and older with adult.
Friday, Sep. 30, 2011, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Visitor Center
1625 118th Ave. S.E.
Bellevue WA 98005
Age recommendation: Elementary School, Middle School, High School

3002 Lind Ave SW in Renton
(3 blks North of IKEA)
Public Sale:
Friday, Sept 30 - 9a - 7p
Saturday, Oct 1 - 9a - 7pm
Sunday, Oct 2 9a - 3pm*
Many items will be half off the already low prices on Sunday only!

(SAT) Community Farm Festival
Come to a ground breaking event at the newest site operated by Seattle Tilth! The Community Farm Festival is hosted by the Friends of Atlantic City Nursery. There will be all sorts of activities for the whole family. You can go on a farm and wetland tour - get to know this interesting community site! Enjoy live music from local bands, delicious food from local vendors and shop at local farm stands. There will be speakers, special guests and fun hands-on activities for the kids.
Live music by local bands
Delicious food
Local farmers
Edible weeds demonstration with Seattle Farm Co-op
Children's farmy art project with City Art Farm
Minature Nubian goats with Soaring Hearts Farm
Bee keeping
Bio-Char stove demonstration
Composting demonstration with Master Composters
Sustainable Works will be available to discuss the energy audit subsidy
Talk to Cascade Harvest Coalition about local farm issues
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands
5513 S. Cloverdale St.
Seattle 98118
All ages; FREE

(SAT) FREE Family Fun Day
Free Dreyer's Ice Cream, free hot dogs, free jumps in the Spongebob bouncy house! This is our way of saying 'thank you' to our valued customers and the community. We'll also be giving away free samples of our gourmet foods, including many gluten-free items.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Taste of Amazing
18005 N.E. 68th St., Suite A-115
Redmond WA 98052

(SAT) Theater A-Go-Go (FREE)
Village Theatre celebrates the opening of its new Youth Education Center in downtown Everett with with theater and dance classes, crafts by Imagine Children's Museum, a milk and cookie bar, Pied Piper's Page to Stage story time, face painting and costume shop dress up. FREE. Saturday, Oct. 1, 3-6 p.m.

(SAT) Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
Guided mountain bike ride, free barbeque, jump show with local pro riders and more. All ages and abilities.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Duthie Hill Park
27101 S.E. Duthie Hill Road
Issaquah WA 98029
All ages; FREE
Pre-register Yes

(SAT) Caspar Babypatns
In the Magnificent Magnuson Park Amphitheatre
behind the Brig
6344 NE 74th St
Seattle, WA
set time 1:30pm
solo show!

(SAT/SUN) U-Pick Pumpkin Patch and Living Playground
Bring your family to Oxbow Farm on Saturdays and Sundays in October for some autumn fun! Farm stand open. Huge U-pick pumpkin patch, magical Living Playground with the Caterpillar Tunnel, Creepy Tepee, sorghum spiral, climbing tractor, fun projects always happening at Oxbow's Kid's Farm. Picnic tables and self-guided tours available.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Oxbow Farm
10819 Carnation-Duvall Road N.E.
Carnation WA 98014
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Concerts for Kids
Local group The Onlies, three 13-year-old musicians, play original and traditional fiddle tunes. Ages 4 to 12 with an adult.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, 11 a.m.
Northgate Community Center
10510 Fifth Ave. N.E.
Seattle WA 98125

(SAT) Free First Saturday – Dazzling India
Celebrate a pre-Diwali (festival of lights) cultural program filled with kids tours, music, dancing, fashion shows and art making. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Family film Mr. India 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Seattle Asian Art Museum
1400 E. Prospect St.
Seattle WA 98112

(SAT) Children's Day
Hands-on activities, kids’ entertainment, Reptile Isle petting zoo, face painting, kids’ safety information, inflatables and more.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Huntamer Park
618 Woodland Square Loop S.E.
Lacey WA 98503
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Scarecrow Festival
Scarecrow contest and display, carnival games, hayrides, pony rides, farm animals, food, entertainment and more.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sehmel Homestead Park
10123 78th Ave.
Gig Harbor WA 98332
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Harvest Celebration
Caspar Babypants performance, fruit-tasting maze, apple press, garden games and more.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Children’s Garden and Magnuson Park Amphitheater
6344 N.E. 74th St.
Seattle WA 98115
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Carnival at The Island School
The 28th Annual Carnival at The Island School is open to the public and fun for all ages. Come join us for carnival games, delicious BBQ, and a used book sale. The not-to-be-missed attractions include the a-mazing maze, face painting by a real clown, mini golf, bowling, feather extensions, airbrush tattoos, a dunk tank, hula-hooping, a cupcake walk and a silly string corral. Plus, four live bands: Johnny Bregar and the Country Dawgs, Adrenaline, Blacklight, and Granny and Her GANGsters. You’ll have a memorable afternoon of family-friendly fun, rain or shine. FREE, small cost for activities and food.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, 12 – 4 p.m.
The Island School
8553 NE Day Road
Bainbridge Island WA 98110
All ages; FREE

(SAT) UW Neighborhood Ravenna Clinic Open House
UW Medicine opens a new primary care clinic in October serving the Ravenna community. Please join us for a public open house at our clinic near University Village.
Meet your new neighborhood healthcare providers, tour the clinic, enjoy a snack with neighbors, take part in a gift card drawing and engage in activities for the whole family. You'll receive a Passport to Health, which involves a fun activity for children to learn about leading a healthy lifestyle and an opportunity for adults to assess their health.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, 1 – 4 p.m.
UW Neighborhood Ravenna Clinic
4915 25th Avenue N.E., Suite 300-W
Seattle WA 98105
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Spokespeople Ride
Take a fun community bicycle ride with expert bicycle commuters. New riders welcome. Helmets required ($10 helmets available; call first). Children ages 9 and older with parents/guardians (ages 1 to 8 must be in trailer/child seat, or may ride on gravel path at Wallingford Playfield). 2 to 4 p.m. (arrive at 1:45 p.m. if new to riding in groups).
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, 2 – 4 p.m.
Wallingford Playfield (south end)
4219 Wallingford Ave. N.
Seattle WA 98103
All ages; FREE

(SAT/SUN) Camp Korey Fall Festival
Harvest Festival and Corn Maze
Carnation's Camp Korey throws open its gates this weekend for its annual harvest bash (to raise money for the camp's programs, which serve kids with serious illnesses). Pick a pumpkin, dig into a pumpkin pancake breakfast, traverse the corn maze and much more! Oct. 1-30: Saturdays, Sundays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

(SAT/SUN) Issaquah Salmon Days Festival
Celebrate the yearly return of salmon to Issaquah’s waterways. Art, craft and food booths, hatchery tours, grand parade (10 a.m. today), geoteaming (10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. today) and Field of Fun (hands-on activities, DockDogs, inflatables, trampolines, mini train, human hamster balls, entertainment and quiet room). No pets. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 1-2. Shuttles from Issaquah Park and Ride, Costco Corporate parking lot and Issaquah Highlands Park and Ride.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Downtown Issaquah WA
All ages; FREE

(SAT/SUN) Northwest Bookfest
More than fifty author panels, hundreds of authors, writing and publishing workshops, family programs and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 1-2. Suggested donation $5, $10 per family. Programs will be held at the Peter Kirk Community Center, Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland Teen Union Building and Kirkland Library.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Peter Kirk Park
202 Third St.
Kirkland WA 98033
All ages

(SUN) Steilacoom Apple Squeeze
Street fair with crafts, music, kids’ activities, pony rides (noon to 4 p.m.) and apple presses for making cider.
Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lafayette Street and Wilkes Street
Steilacoom WA 98388
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Bats! A Junior Gardener Event
They fly in the dark and hang from their toes. Want to learn more? Junior Gardeners, join Barb Ogaard of Bats Northwest for a slideshow presentation on these spooky dark flyers! Barb will also bring some live bats for you to see. Class size limited , please RSVP by phone or email ASAP. Free, but cash or check donations to Bats Northwest will be accepted gladly.
Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sky Nursery
18528 Aurora Ave. N.
Shoreline WA 98133
Pre-register Yes

(MON) Toddler Drop in Program for children with developmental disabilities. Enjoy a dedicated play space filled with lots of children’s toys and books. It’s a great way for your child to learn and socialize with other children and play in a safe, fun, and interactive space with balls, ride-ons, and many educational toys. This program is for children from birth to 5 years old with mild to severe disabilities. Siblings of children are welcome if less than five. Parents must stay with children at all times while in the space.
Mondays, October 3-December 5 @ 11:00am
Laurelhurst Community Center
4554 N.E. 41st St.
Seattle WA 98105
Pre-register Yes


  1. Thanks for doing at the work to find us fun free/cheap fun things to do! :-)