Monday, October 5, 2015

Town Hall Seattle presents "Choosing Hope after Sandy Hook" featuring Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis - 1st Grade Teacher and Sandy Hook Tragedy Survivor - Thursday, October 8th 2015 at 7:30pm - "Less than a Double Latte" with $5+small fee per ticket.

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis
‘Choosing Hope’ After Sandy Hook

7:30PM, Thursday, October 8, 2015
Downstairs at Town Hall
" Gun violence is a pressing public issue and in 2012, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting brought the debate to an all-time high. Now, Roig-DeBellis, a first grade teacher who survived the tragedy, offers a firsthand account of this national nightmare. She'll share simple steps anyone can take in the face of national--or personal--tragedies and explain why the key to moving on lies in individual resilience. "

For more info. go here.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Taco Time - Northwest presents a Free Crisp Beef Taco on National Taco Day - Sunday, October 4th 2015 - All Day!

" This Sunday, October 4th, is National Taco Day.
As taco makers and taco lovers, this is ample reason to celebrate.
That's why, this Sunday, we're offering a FREE Crisp Beef Taco to anyone and everyone who wants one. All day long. Stop on by your local Taco Time and celebrate with us. "

For more info. go here and here.

Pumpkins in the Park & Scarecrow Row at Willis Tucker Park in Snohomish - Saturday, October 3rd 2015 from 1-4pm

Join Snohomish County Parks & Recreation on Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at Willis Tucker Park for fun children's activities that include pumpkin bowling, a scavenger hunt, hayrides and more.

Date: October 3, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Willis D. Tucker Community Park
Contact: 425-388-6600

Cost: FREE

This is a great event for kids with the following planned activities: Build your own scarecrow, hayrides, live music, pumpkin fling, hay dive, crafts and more, all for free.

Please bring your own child size clothing to build your very own scarecrow. Materials are limited so arrive early and don't miss out.

For more info. go here.

Fishermen's Fall Festival with all kinds of fun in Seattle - Saturday, October 3rd 2015 from 11am-6pm

" The Festival provides families with a fun and educational outing on the waterfront as well as an opportunity to learn more about seafood. Hands-on art projects with fishing themes, including the popular wooden boat building and trout pond, are complementary for all children and admission to the Festival is free. Proceeds from the activities within the Festival are donated to the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial Foundation to assist families of fishers lost at sea.

The Fishermen's Fall Festival is a truly unique Seattle event!

Please join us for a day of 

celebration, family fun,live musical performances, fishing information & education,
demonstrations, delicious seafood, community & remembrance. "

For more info. go here.

Open House at ALL NINE Fire Stations with tours, demos, snacks, activities and more in Bellevue - Saturday, October 3rd 2015 from 10am-4pm

A Day of Family Fun

Open House at Bellevue Fire Stations

Saturday, October 3, 10-4pm

" Join us for a day of family fun at all nine Bellevue Fire Department stations. Last year we had over 4,000 parents, kids and neighbors join us for a day at the fire house. This year we will be focusing on the importance of smoke detectors. "Hear the beep where you sleep" reminds all of us to review the locations and proper function of smoke alarms in our homes.

Here are just a few of the happenings:

                                                            Home fire safety trailer

                                                    Hands only CPR demonstrations
                                                      Stove top fires demonstration
                                                    Tours, snacks and fun for all ages


                                                             For more info. go here.

Friday, September 25, 2015

2015 Chinese Culture Youth Fair at Crossroads Mall in Bellevue - Saturday, September 26th 2015 from 1-5pm

For more info. go here.

Scarecrow Festival with a concert, scavenger hunt, art, games and more at the Magnuson Park Community Garden in Seattle - Saturday, September 26th 2015 from 11am-2pm

Saturday September 26th
Magnuson Community Garden, Brig lawn, and Amphitheater
6344 NE 74th St
Seattle WA 98115

" Our Scarecrow Festival features a FREE concert, scavenger hunt in the Community Garden Orchard, exploration and nature art in the Children’s Garden, garden games, harvesting for the food bank, a ride-on kiddie tractor corral, and other kids activities!

Plus of course, you can make a super cool scarecrow!
Tractor Corral Fun! Photo by Kevin Boyd
You bring the clothes and a pillow case for the head, and for a $15 fee we’ll supply the straw, the wood frame materials, markers and other decorations. Then put your scarecrow on display during the Festival and see if you win the grand prize!
Fun for the whole family!
No registration necessary. "

For more info. go here.


Check out over 500 glass pumpkins and gourds + free art activities for kids!

Saturday, Sept. 26, 10am-5pm (Sold Out!)
Sunday, Sept. 27, 12-5pm (Walk in availability between 12-5pm)
Make your own blown glass pumpkin in the Schack hot shop.
Age 8+ / $45 Members / $50 Non-Members
Reservations recommended
Printmaking Example
Saturday, Sept. 26, 1-3pm, Bonnie Aubuchon with harvest themed printmaking projects
Sunday, Sept. 27, 1-3pm, Julie Perrine making Zentangle owls with oil pastel or marker
Bring the kids for fun activities designed just for them!
Dichro Glass Pendents, September 26, 10am-2pm
Ages 13+, $50 ($40 Members), $25 Supply Fee
Cedar Bark Basket, September 26, 10am-4:30pm
Ages 18+, $60 ($55 Members), $58 Supply Fee

For more info. go here.

Smithsonian Magazine presents "Museum Day Live" with free admission! - Saturday, September 26th 2015 - All day! - Free tickets for two!

The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people.

In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.

Participating local Seattle museums:

For more info. go here.

Friday, September 18, 2015

"One Hot Night" - The Fall Open House with glass blowing, bronze pouring, other artists demos, kids art activity, and more at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle - Saturday, September 19th 2015 from 6-9pm

Pratt Image

One of our all time favorites that we have been taking our son to for the past couple of years! 

" Join us for One Hot Night! Pratt’s annual Fall Open House. This fun, FREE, family-friendly event features artists in all of our studios. Come watch them pull prints, blow glass, pour bronze and forge red hot steel! "

Live artist demos in the following studios include:
  • Printmaking: Screenprinting, block printing, monoprinting, etching, letterpress, bookbinding
  • Jewelry/Metals: Fabrication, Cuttlefish casting
  • Wood:  Wood turning, Wood working
  • Sculpture: Blacksmithing, Stone carving, Bronze Pour
  • Glass:  Glassblowing, Flameworking, Kiln casting, Coldworking, Fusing and slumping

Highlights and additional activities:
  • LIVE Bronze Pour
  • Debora Moore glassblowing demonstration in conjunction with the exhibition Debora Moore: Glass Orchidarium on view at the Northwest African American Museum through November 8, 2015.
  • Performances by School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA)
  • Youth art projects (still TBD)
  • Ezell’s Express food truck
  • Cash bar featuring Red Hook brew

For more info. go here.

Luminata Lantern Parade in Green Lake - Saturday, September 19th 2015 at 7pm - Cookies, cider and lanterns available for purchase.

Image courtesy of Fremont Arts Council


" Luminata Lantern Parade is upon us! On the heels of this year's amazing Fremont Solstice Parade, the Fremont Arts Council celebrates the autumn equinox on September 19th, 2015 with the exquisite Luminata procession around Green Lake Park in Seattle. 

The seasons are beginning to change. Many traditions around the world recognize these last days of the active summer are about to shift into the introspective time of winter. Lanterns are a beautiful symbol of our spirit as a community that will sustain us through the cold months.

We meet at dusk Saturday the 19th at 7pm at the bleachers on the south shore of Green Lake. Bring your lanterns, lighty toys, costumes, drums, instruments, blinkies, lighted umbrellas, stilts, fun costumes and comfortable walking shoes!

All afternoon on Saturday the 19th there will be lanterns available for purchase at the bleachers. You can buy a lantern and support the FAC! Look for our sales tents set up at 2 pm. 

At the end of the Parade there is the Prince's Banquet where the Prince of Summer hands off the season to awesome King Winter. There will be cookies and cider for sale, a buck each - buy a cider and support the FAC! "

For more info. go here.

1st Annual Block Party - "Super Hero" themed with a Recess Monkey performance, special appearances, games, rock wall, bounce house and slide, photo booth, craft activities and more at Redmond Town Center! Saturday, September 19th 2015 from 12-5pm - All FREE except for Kryptonite (geode) cracking and Paint Away's make and take handprint or tote!

Attend Redmond Town Center's first annual Block Party! 

This year, we will test your strength with lively superhero activities. Activities are FREE, except where pricing is noted below.

  • Test your endurance on the bouncy house & bouncy slide
  • Pose in the gotham photo booth
  • Create a superhero mask
  • Test your strength with agility games
  • Adorn your superhero with face painting & balloon artistry
  • Climb the Christa Camps Rock Wall
  • Try kryptonite cracking at Utopia's booth ($8, $10, $15 - depends on geode chosen)
  • Paint Away! ($4 handprint or $5 tote) more information
  • Meet everyday superheroes from Redmond Police and Fire Departments
  • Wrap up the day's successes with Recess Monkey, performing at 4 p.m.

Arrive in costume if you dare!

For more info. go here.

Pirate Day with giveaways and Pirates of Treasure Island meet and greet at Country Village in Bothell - Saturday, September 19th 2015 from 12-4pm

After or before you get your free donuts from Krispy Kreme (see post here) head to Country Village in Bothell and meet some pirates and do a scavenger hunt to score some pirate booty!

" Aye…..All hands on deck! Come in yer best pirate garb and follow the treasure map to find yer pirate booty! Different booty at each port!
Put on your Pirate Day souvenir t-shirt ($3) and plunder the Country Village shops. 
Meet fer some fun, grub, and even a special visit from the Pirates of Treasure Island (Noon-3pm).
Wave yer flag if ye be attendin! See ye there if you dare! Aargh! "

For more info. go here.


Yay!!! Talk like a Pirate Day is back!

"To claim yer bounty on September 19, ye must:

• Come in to a participating Krispy Kreme shop and Talk like a pirate for one FREE Original Glazed doughnut.

• Come in to a participating Krispy Kreme location in full pirate costume for one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts. Qualifying pirate costumes must include three or more of the items below.

Pirate Attire

Make yer own Pirate accoutrements at home or while on ye ship. Tag and share ye pirate gear using #TalkLikeAPirate.

  • Eye Patch
  • Pirate Hat
  • Pirate Flag
  • Bandana
  • Peg Leg
  • Parrot on Shoulder
  • Pirate Shirt / Loose white shirt
  • Knickers
  • Leather belt
  • Silver and gold necklaces and earrings
  • Pirate Hook
  • Pointy black boots or ragged brown sandals
Offer good for one free doughnut per customer who talks like a pirate to a Krispy Kreme team member at a participating shop. One free dozen Original Glazed doughnuts per customer who wears a full pirate costume into a participating Krispy Kreme location. Redeemable on September 19, 2015 only at participating Krispy Kreme US locations.


For more info. go here and here.

Museum of Flight celebrates their 50th Anniversary with 50 cents per person admission, giveaways, scavenger hunt and more in Seattle! - Saturday, September 19th 2015 from 10am-5pm

50th Birthday Celebration

" To commemorate our 50th anniversary on Sept. 14, the Museum invites the public to partake in a fun-filled birthday celebration on Saturday, Sept. 19. In honor of this momentous occasion, the Museum will offer its original admission price of 50 cents for the entire day!
Festivities include a brief ceremony at 12:30 p.m. to kick-off our 50th birthday and announce theAstronauts on the Town Instagram contest winner and final results from the online auction. Back from their exciting adventures on the town, all 25 of our life-size, uniquely designed astronaut statues will be displayed underneath the iconic M-21 Blackbird.
Activities will be held throughout the day and include: a 50th anniversary scavenger hunt, 60's throwback costume contest, a paper plane workshop, mini-missions in our Challenger Learning Center and more! Plus, fun surprises and giveaways! We hope to see you there in your 60's wear! "

For more info. go here.