Friday, September 9, 2011

weekly fun (september 9-14)

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(FRI 9th - SUN 25th) The Puyallup Fair
Farm animals, agriculture, home arts, rides, exhibits, food, rodeo shows (Sept. 9-11) and concerts. Fiestas Patrias Latino Celebration with Latino booths and entertainment, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 18. SillyVille includes train rides, food court, rides and more. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, Sept. 9-25. $11, $9 ages 6 to 18 and seniors, free ages 5 and younger, free 10 a.m. to noon today with non-perishable food donation. Kids free Sept. 10-11 with coupon ( Rodeo and concerts priced separately. Packages available. Parking $10 to $12.
Saturday, Sep. 10, 2011, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Puyallup Fair and Events Center
110 Ninth Ave. S.W.
Puyallup WA 98371
All ages

(FRI-SUN) It's Still Summer at Dr. Maze's Farm
Farm fun, activities, and shopping at Dr. Maze's Farm include Mazes, Farm Animals, Refreshments, Rubber Duck Races and our Farmstand featuring Dr. Maze's Botanicals. Featuring Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides on Saturday.
Farm opens at 10:00 am
Tethered Hot Air Balloon Ride
11:00 to 1:00 Saturday only,
$10, or $50 for a private ride for up to six family and friends.
Dr. Maze's Rubber Duck Races
10:00 to 6:00, Choice of duck, $2
Farm Tots - A Visit to the Herb Garden
10:30 to 11:30, Friday & Saturday only, $8
Kids crafts - Crafts for a range of ages, $6
1 hr sessions 10:30, 12:30, 3:30
Groove to music with Mary the Ukulele Lady
Sat. and Sun. starting at noon
Essential Oil Distillation Demonstration
3:30 to 4:30, Sat. and Sun. only
Hayrides 10:45 to 5:30
Bubble Friday: Friday only, 2:00-3:00
Mazes, Farm Animals, Refreshments
Farmstand - Dr. Maze's Botanicals, sunflowers
Farm Closes at 6:00

(FRI) Story and Song Time at SJCS
All year long we have free, drop-in activities that are perfect for young children and their parents or caregivers. These events are sponsored with the PJ Library and feature stories, songs, and craft. No event in October and April.
Friday, Sep. 9, 2011, 10:30 a.m.
Seattle Jewish Community School
(enter via Eighth Ave. N.E.)
12351 Eighth Ave. N.E.
Seattle WA 98125
Age recommendation Toddler, Preschool

(FRI) 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.
Friday, Sep. 9, 2011, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Orange Blossom Society
16715 N.E. 79th St.
Redmond WA 98052
Infant, Toddler, Preschool

(FRI) Kids Day at the Market and Polly-Glots Concert
Take the kiddos to the Phinney Farmers Market for tons of racing fun and a super-fun concert.
Decorate a zucchini, add some wheels, and race your zuke down the Zucchini 500 ramp.
Learn how to raise backyard chickens, visit the mobile coop, see a mini-farm in the back of a pickup truck, and join Gary Paine for an afternoon sing-along. Hola! Bonjour! Is that a Polly-Glots concert we hear? From 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, share fun (and very catchy!) songs in French and Spanish with the Polly-Glots.
Fri., 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages.

(FRI) September Art Event
Jim Pirie exhibits his abstract oil paintings with illuminating light in a solo exhibit. There is an additional group show including wood and kinetic sculpture, oil painting, blown glass, jewelry, watercolors, charcoal drawings, furniture, and more! Test your own creative juices in our open classroom studio.
Opening Fine Art Show
Live music by Pollyanna Socialist
Children welcomeFriday, Sep. 9, 2011, 6 – 9 p.m.
Art on the Ridge
8005 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle WA 98103
All ages; FREE

(FRI/SAT) MOVING SALE To Benefit Homeless Dogs & Cats!
FRI 9/9 & SAT 9/10 Noon - 4pm
18800 Woodinville-Snohomish Road
lots of animal items! New & used leashes & collars, scratch posts,
pet outfits, cat condos, beds, blankets, toys, treats & more!
no antiques, VHS tapes or baby clothes

(FRI/SAT/SUN) Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival
Vendors, food, entertainment, children’s parade (10:30 a.m. Sept. 10), grand parade (11 a.m. Sept. 10), children’s activities, fireworks (dusk Sept. 10) and more. 3 to 10 p.m. Sept. 9, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 11. No on-site parking; shuttles from Kamiak High School and Olympic View Middle School.
Friday, Sep. 9, 2011, 3 – 10 p.m.
Mukilteo Lighthouse Park
601 Front St.
Mukilteo WA 98275
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Caspar Babypants
on the corner of
Wallingford Ave. between 49th and 50th streets
solo show!
set time 12:30pm

(SAT) Eastside Baby Corner Pants Party
There's a party happening this Saturday, September 10, from 10am to 1pm, and not only will it be fun, it will be for a good cause! The party happens at Eastside Baby Corner in Issaquah, where there will be food, cupcakes from Cupcake D'Lish, games, arts and crafts, and kid-friendly entertainment.
All you need to do is bring a pair of pants for a child in need. Eastside Baby Corner is trying to collect 1000 pairs of pants for children starting school- pants are one of their most requested items, but also one of their biggest shortages.
So bring pants for boys and girls, size 5-14 to the Pants Party! It will be fun and will make a difference for lots of great kids.
Saturday, September 10 from 10am to 1pm
1510 NW Maple St., Issaquah, WA 98027

(SAT) Caspar Babypants
Redmond Town Center
76th St & 166th Ave
Redmond, WA 98052
set time 5:00pm

(SAT/SUN) Puget Sound Bird Fest
Guided bird watching and nature walks, speakers, exhibits (Sept. 10), field trips on land and water, kids’ activities (Sept. 10) and more. No dogs. Various hours Sept. 10-11, see detailed schedule online. FREE, fee and pre-registration for some events. Edmonds Plaza Room, 650 Main St., Edmonds, various other Edmonds locations.
Saturday, Sep. 10, 2011
Edmonds Plaza Room
650 Main St.
Edmonds WA 98020
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Walk Now for Autism Speaks
Walk for families affected by autism, includes kids’ area and resource fair. 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. walk. FREE, fundraising encouraged.
Saturday, Sep. 10, 2011, 9 a.m.
Seattle Center Square
305 Harrison St.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Ethiopian New Year Festival
Ethiopian music, bounce houses, inflatables and kids’ activities, food, cultural clothing and more.
Saturday, Sep. 10, 2011, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Genesee Park
4500 S. Genesee St.
Seattle WA 98118
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Family Festival: Salmon Return
Arts and crafts, live music performances, Northwest Native American storytelling, and more activate the park throughout the day. The theme of this event is green, and environmental partners have been invited to share their activities with families. Kids will have opportunities to bead jewelry, create salmon print flags, get their face painted, chalk the sidewalk, take an art tours created especially for kids, and play games, all while learning how to protect and improve Seattle’s environment.
11 a.m. - Catch a performance by Coast Salish Storyteller Roger Fernandes
2 p.m. – Enjoy tunes by teacher-trio Recess Monkey
DROP-IN ART ACTIVITIES (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
BEADING - Bracelets, necklaces, and more.
SALMON PRINT FLAGS - Pay homage to the native NW salmon, as well as other animals and plants of the region.
WATERSHED MODEL - Complete with cars and boats – see where the water from your roof, yard, and street go. Presented by Restore Our Waters (Seattle Public Utilities).
FACE PAINTING with Colorific Kids - Make your face a work of art.
CHALK-IN - Get creative and contribute to a community sidewalk drawing.
PEAK (Promoting Environmental Awareness in Kids) PROGRAM with REI - Gather inside a tent and learn your part in protecting your environment.
Saturday, Sep. 10, 2011, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Olympic Sculpture Park
2901 Western Ave.
Seattle WA
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Aki Matsuri
Japan comes to Bellevue College for a weekend! A two-day program of Japanese cultural and educational events for all ages.
This 14th annual matsuri includes 2 full days of on-stage Performing Arts, Martial Art demos by local dojo members, Puppet Shows based on Japanese Folk Tales, Tea Ceremony demonstrations, 80+ Exhibit booths, Koi Show, and Japanese food booths. Browse through “Nomi-no-ichi … a Japanese style flea market” to make a lucky find! Meet with Aki Matsuri Mascot and her friends! This is a unique opportunity to experience some of Japan’s rich cultural heritage.
Saturday, Sep. 10, 2011, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11. FREE, fee for some workshops, free parking.
Bellevue College
Gym, C, E, L & R-Bldg.
3000 Landerholm Circle S.E.
Bellevue WA 98007
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Touch-A-Truck
Climb, sit in and honk horns of dump trucks, a backhoe, vactor truck, police vehicles, street sweeper, fire rigs and a garbage truck. Kids’ activities and treats for sale. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (no horns or sirens noon to 1 p.m.).
Saturday, Sep. 10, 2011, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Totem Middle School
1605 Seventh St.
Marysville WA 98270
All ages; FREE

(SAT) 5th Annual BACA Bash Children’s Fair
Kids’ bicycle rodeo, dunk tank, silent auction, face painting, bouncy house, kids’ crafts, music, barbeque, vendor booths and more.
Saturday, Sep. 10, 2011, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Orting City Park
Orting WA 98374
All ages; No

(SAT) Pooch Pool Party
Dogs can swim in Stewart Heights Pool today (10 to 11:30 a.m., noon to 1:30 p.m. or 2 to 3:30 p.m.; sorry, no humans allowed). Vendors, food and agility course. $10 per dog, second dog $5 (limit 2 dogs per person), pet food donations accepted.
Saturday, Sep. 10, 2011, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Stewart Heights Pool
402 E. 56th St.
Tacoma WA 98404
Type of Animal Event Pet Events
All ages

(SAT) Touch-A-Truck
Climb, sit in and honk horns of a fire engine, dump trucks, command center, bucket truck, striper, tractor, military vehicles, school buses and more. Children with an adult. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (no horns noon to 1 p.m.).
Saturday, Sep. 10, 2011, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sprinker Recreation Center
14824 “C” St.
Tacoma WA 98444
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Free Sample Music Together Class!
Free Sample Music Class for the fall semester of Music Together® classes.
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.
Saturday, Sep. 10, 2011, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Kennelly Keys Music
4918 196th St. S.W.
Lynnwood WA 98036

(SAT) Northgate Festival
Street fair, food, entertainment, car show, children’s area and health fair.
Saturday, Sep. 10, 2011, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Northgate Mall lower parking lot
103rd Street and Thornton Place Plaza
Seattle WA
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Beet Generation Farm Adventures
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 17 and 18: Seed Feast!-Do you like POPCORN? PUMPKIN SEEDS? SUNFLOWER SEEDS? We will harvest and eat these seeds, and even save some for planting NEXT SEASON!
Saturday, Sep. 10, 2011, 11 a.m.
Oxbow Organic Farm
10819 Carnation-Duvall Road N.E.
Carnation WA 98014
Age recommendation Preschool, Elementary School

(SAT) Pratt Demonstration
Come with the whole family to learn about new techniques and approaches in this fun, drop-in demonstration led by local artists. Today: Basic Jewelry Design with Sharrey Dore.
Saturday, Sep. 10, 2011, 1 – 3 p.m.
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way N.E.
Bellevue WA 98004
All Ages; FREE

(SUN) Edmonds Classic Car Show
Classic car show and entertainment all day. FREE, non-perishable food donations welcomed.
Sunday, Sep. 11, 2011, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fifth Avenue and Main Street
Edmonds WA 98020
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival
Hawaiian music, hula, food, vendors, lei-making, kids’ area and Hawaiian history exhibits.
Sunday, Sep. 11, 2011, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Seattle Center, Fisher Pavilion
305 Harrison St.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Sunday Family Fun Day
Have a day of fun with the whole family! Enjoy food, fair games, face painting, music, photo booth, raffle items, and a bake sale!
Sunday, Sep. 11, 2011, 3 – 6 p.m.
Cedar Grove Park
22421 Ninth Ave. S.E.
Bothell WA 98021
All ages; FREE!/event.php?eid=240774625964777

(SUN) Jubilee Country Fair
Spend a late summer afternoon in the orchard at Holy Cross Lutheran. Enjoy lots of family fun including music, games, and crafts. Learn how to make fresh apple cider, tie a quilt, or participate in the pie eating contest. And bring along a picnic lunch to enjoy in the orchard or purchase food from the Newport High School Culinary Arts class.
Sun., 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Bellevue.
Free. All ages.

(WED) Free Music and Movement Class
Free trial class for infants through age 3 with a parent or caregiver. Immerse in the joy of music and movement with your child!
Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2011, 10 – 10:45 a.m.
Mount Baker Community Club
2811 Mount Rainier Dr. S.
Seattle WA 98144
Age recommendation Infant, Toddler

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