Tuesday, October 4, 2011

weekly fun (october 6-12)

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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

(FRI) Kruckeberg Garden Tots
Bring the kids to our Fall Tree and Shrub Sale to look for fall leaves and make a magic seed spreading wand.
Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kruckeberg Garden
20312 15th Ave. N.W.
Shoreline WA 98177
Toddler, Preschool

(FRI) Story Hour with Curious George!
Join Curious George at Northgate Mall for Story Time presented by Simon & Schuster. Listen to stories, sing songs and make crafts with Curious George and the children's librarian from the Seattle Public Library. You may even win a book courtesy of Simon & Schuster! All ages.
Some of this month's Story Time selections include:
-Bear’s Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson / Illustrations by Jane Chapman
-Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell / Illustrations by Lizzy Rockwell
-Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr / Illustrations by Lois Ehlert
Story Time is located at the north entrance to the mall, between Azteca and California Pizza Kitchen. We look forward to seeing you!
Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Northgate Mall
401 N.E. Northgate Way
Seattle WA 98125
All ages; FREE

(FRi/SAT/SUN) Just Between Friends Fall 2011 Sale
Oct. 7-9th, at the Levitz Center (lower West Building) next to McDonalds Furniture,
4520 200th ST SW. Lynnwood WA
Friday, Oct 7th - 9 to 7pm ($2 admission)
Sat, Oct 8th - 9 to 7pm (free admission)
Sun, Oct 9th- 9 to 2pm (free admission, most items 50% off!)
Volunteer & Consignor Presale- Thursday October 6th

(SAT) eMoms Fall Toys & Togs Sale
October 8, 2011
Bellevue College
Public shop 10 am-2 pm
Twice each year, EMOMs holds its h-u-g-e sale of gently used (and some new) items for infants, children, and pregnancy. This is not your usual garage sale! Our sale features items from 150 sellers, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting EMOMs programs for club members and families with multiples

(SAT) Ballard Preschool Co-op's Gently Used Kids Gear Sale
Ballard Preschool Co-op to host semi-annual Gently Used Kids Gear Sale: Saturday, October 15 at Phinney Neighborhood Center
Ballard Preschool Co-op will host its popular Gently Used Kids Gear Sale, Saturday, October 15. The sale promises super-duper deals on quality, gently used clothes (newborn-size 8), shoes, toys and gear--including cribs, beds, car seats, strollers, maternity wear and more! Sales support the Ballard Preschool Co-op.
What: Ballard Preschool Co-op's Gently Used Kids Gear Sale
When: Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. -- 1 p.m. Enjoy 50% discounts on many items starting at 12 noon
Where: Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Community Hall, Lower Brick Building

(SAT) TWIRL 1 Year Anniversary
We're Turning One!
Join us for a day of celebration and customer appreciation! It's been a YEAR since we opened our doors!
We are going SOUTH to the Caribbean with lots of activities for kids and adults, plus we'll have Ian Dobson's Steel Drum Band in the cafe beginning at 11AM - RSVP and Join us for this FREE event.
Other Activities:
FREE Play All Day
Face Painting
"Fishing" for prizes
FREE Milk from Smith Brothers Farm
Raffle and Door Prizes
Instrument Making
10AM and 1PM Baby Disco - Caribbean Style
11AM - 1PM Ian Dobson Steel Drum Band
The main activities go until 2PM, but we'll be celebrating all day! So if you can't make it earlier, join us in the afternoon or for Happy Hour and Dinner from 5-8PM! Thanks for your continued support! See You Saturday

(SAT) Family Days Harvest Celebration
The whole family is invited to participate in this garden celebration.
Discover the joy of gardening with kids! Indulge in garden snacks and let loose in our organic learning garden. Families can use all of their senses to explore the garden, seek out garden critters and plant a vegetable or flower to take home. Come and see what Seattle Tilth's children's garden programs are all about; no need to rsvp.
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Pickering Barn
1730 10th Ave. N.W.
Issaquah WA 98027
All ages; FREE

(SAT) The Great Seattle Fire Day
Your little firefighter will love everything about this fire-safe event, from Henny the Arson Dog to Captain Baer of the Seattle Fire Department to activities highlighting historical firefighting methods. Plus, local firefighters and museum staff will be on-hand to teach you and your kiddos about home fire escapes. Sat., 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages.

(SAT) Rainier Valley Co-op Fall Festival
Get a super-big dose of fall fun at this community festival. Enjoy a DJ dance party, live music by Eli Rosenblatt, bike parades (on the hour!), hot dogs, and a bake sale. Plus, there will be plenty of games for the kiddos, a recycled toy shop, a treasure hunt in the sandbox, and face painting. All proceeds from the festival will support the Rainier Valley Co-op Preschool. Sat., 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Seattle. Costs vary per activity. All ages.

(SAT) Oktoberfest Northwest
Authentic German entertainment, food and crafts, beer garden, wiener dog races, kids’ activities and more. 11 a.m. to midnight Oct. 7-8, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 9. $10, free ages 12 and younger, free 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7, half-price Oct. 9. Free parking.
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, 11 – 12 a.m.
Puyallup Fair and Events Center
110 Ninth Ave. S.W.
Puyallup WA 98371
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Green Halloween Costume Swap
Always purchased new costumes? This year, SWAP! National Costume Swap Day is October 8th, so before heading to the big box store, participate in the local Orange Blossom Society costume swap. Bring in your gently used costumes (& accessories) and receive a token to choose a new-to-you costume to wear this Halloween. Orange Blossom Society and Whole Foods in Redmond will offer drop-off locations for gently used costumes. Drop-off dates and hours will be:
Sept 15 to Oct 5, Mon-Thurs Noon-5:00pm at Orange Blossom Society
Sept 17 to Oct 2, Saturdays & Sundays at Whole Foods, Redmond
On October 8th come to Orange Blossom Society 2-5pm (Preview for OBS members at 1:30pm) to swap your token for a new-to-you Halloween costume. During the swap local businesses such as Whole Foods Redmond, Cedar Grove Composting & Macaroni Kid plan to add to the festive activities. Plus the Redmond Police Department will share important safety tips for families to keep this Halloween spook-tacular!
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, 2 – 5 p.m.
Orange Blossom Society
16715 79th St.
Redmond WA 98052

(SAT) S’More Than You Imagine
Bonfire, big band music, dancers and dancing, s'mores, scary stories and face painting.
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, 6 – 8 p.m.
Game Farm Wilderness Park
2401 Stuck River Road
Auburn WA 98092
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Bellevue: Kelsey Creek Farm Fair
When: Saturday, Oct. 8 from 11am to 4pm
Where: Kelsey Creek Farm, 410 130th Pl SE, Bellevue WA 98005
Cost: Free admission, but activities vary in price and are cash only
Tractor-pulled hayrides, farm animals, pumpkin decorating, bouncy houses, pony rides, live entertainment, and more!

(SAT) Renton: Fall Harvest Festival
When: Saturday, Oct. 8, 10am to 4pm
Where: Piazza Renton
Cost: Free admission
Vendors, food, entertainment, business booths, and more!

(SAT/SUN) Fall Free for All
What: Dozens of no-cost shows and activities are scattered throughout TACOMA.
Why: The street performers and storytellers deserve a round of applause.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where: Locations and schedule online at broadwaycenter.org. Register for wristbands online at surveymonkey.com.
(SUN) Sponge’s Around the World Grand Opening
What: Make crafts, take a mini foreign language class, and tour the new Bellevue location (ages 10 and under).
Why: Adventurous eaters munch on snacks from across the globe.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 13219 NE 20th St., ste. 203, Bellevue. To register for mini classes (by Sat.), call 206-227-7138 or email info@spongeschool.com. Free.

(SAT/SUN) Bothell: Country Village Harvest Festival
When: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9 from 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Country Village, 23718 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell
Cost: Free admission, but some activities have small fee
Train rides, pony rides, face painting, pumpkin painting, food, crafts, entertainment and more!

(SAT/SUN) 2011 Arab Festival
Join us for music, dance, food, coffee, children’s activities, fashion show, Arabic spelling bee, and a bazaar. Performers will perform music and dance that is both traditional and 21st century. Outdoor spaces are intended for socializing, and will feature booths, food, and Arabic coffeehouse.
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion and Pavilion B
305 Harrison St.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE

(SUN) Rocktoberfest
Marysville Rock and Gem Club's annual show features exhibits, dealers, demonstrations, children’s activities, food and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8-9.
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Totem Middle School
1605 Seventh St. N.E.
Marysville WA 98270
All ages; FREE

(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.
Dates:Mondays, October 3-December 5
Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, 11 a.m.
Laurelhurst Community Center
4554 N.E. 41st St.
Seattle WA 98105

(TUES) Lego Meet Up
Take your little Lego lover to the Bellevue Art and Frame and The Toy Place and build and create with other Lego loving kids at this fun, free monthly meet up. This event is recommended for ages 5 and older.
Where: Bellevue Art and Frame and The Toy Place
13131 NE 20th Street
Bellevue, Wa
When: Oct 12, 2011
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
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Cost: Free
Ages: 5+

(WED) Family Days Harvest Celebration
The whole family is invited to participate in this garden celebration.
Discover the joy of gardening with kids! Indulge in garden snacks and let loose in our organic learning garden. Families can use all of their senses to explore the garden, seek out garden critters and plant a vegetable or flower to take home. Come and see what Seattle Tilth's children's garden programs are all about; no need to rsvp.
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Thurgood Marshall Learning Garden
Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
2401 S. Irving St.
Seattle WA 98144
All ages; FREE

(WED) You Will Be My Friend
What: At the gratis story time, author Peter Brown reads his newest book about Lucy the bear.
Why: The tough critics at Secret Garden Books declare it a gem.
When: Wed., 7 p.m.
Where: 2214 NW Market St.

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