Saturday, May 23, 2015


Grab FREE tickets and attend a SAMI's Free Community Planetarium Show! Don't forget they have 1 show left as well for kids age 5 and under!! 
We attended the first one for the little ones and it was cute! Some facts at the beginning geared a little more toward grown-ups but then a cute planetarium show for the littles!

" Join us in the Willard Geer Planetarium at Bellevue College to view "The Little Star that Could", "Stars", "Black Holes", or "Violent Universe".

The 7:00pm show on June 12th will be geared towards young children (ages 5 and under).  All other shows are not recommended for kids under the age of six. "

Upcoming Schedule:

Friday, May 29 – 7:00PM and 8:30PM – “The Secret Lives of Stars” and “Violent Universe”
Friday, June 127:00PM “The Little Star that Could” (kid’s show) and “Wonders of the Universe”
                               8:30PM “New Horizons” and “Wonders of the Universe”
Friday, June 267:00PM and 8:30PM – “Stars” and “Black Holes”

Families on the other half of the room anticipating the start of the show overhead!

FYI - There is no late admission so please plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early/NO food or drink is allowed in the planetarium.

For more info. go here.


All kinds of entertainment and hands-on on fun to be discovered this long holiday weekend during Northwest Folklife! Make sure to check out the local kindie bands playing on Monday starting at 11am!

For more info. go here.

Friday, May 15, 2015


Go and enjoy "Saturday Stories" - a monthly, themed storytime and art/craft or play event!

" As the weather warms up and we're spending more time outdoors, let's allow time for scientific inquiry. These books focus on some easily-observed processes and cycles in nature, with plenty of room for kids to theorize, predict, and observe. After the stories, kids can make an ecological bookmark in the program room.. "


 Featured Stories:

IN MY BACKYARD by Margriet Ruurs
SECRETS OF THE GARDEN by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

Recommended for children ages 3 to 8 and their families.

For more info. go here.

A Glimpse of China - 2015 Seattle Chinese Arts and Culture Festival at Seattle Center - Saturday, May 16th 2015 from 11am-6pm

" Enter Seattle’s own Chinese garden and experience cultural traditions featuring 5,000 years of China’s history in this celebration of one of the world’s oldest cultures. “A Glimpse of China” explores the rich traditions of China’s dance, music, martial arts and brilliant costumes. "

For more info. go here and here.

Touch-a-Truck - a free family event in Federal Way - Saturday, May 16th 2015 from 11:30-2pm

For more info. go here.

Health and Fitness Expo with a bike rodeo, free health screenings, kids fun run and lots more in Edmonds - Saturday, May 16th 2015 from 9-11:30am

For more info. go here.

University District StreetFair in Seattle - Saturday and Sunday, May 16th and 17th 2015 from 10am-7pm (until 6pm on Sunday)

" Join us May 17th and 18th, 2014 for the 45th Anniversary of the longest running StreetFair in the United States! Come enjoy the best local arts and crafts, food and music, and much more...check out our website for stage schedules, vendor descriptions, and all the info you need! "

For more info. go here.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Spirit of West Africa Festival at Seattle Center - Saturday, May 9th 2015 from 12-8pm

Go and enjoy all things West African!

For more info. go here and here.

Mother's Day event with bead necklace making both days and Mother Goose on Saturday at Country Village in Bothell - Saturday and Sunday, May 9th and 10th 2015 from 10am-6pm - See details!

" Bring Mom out to Country Village for the weekend. She’ll love entering to win a special $150 Country Village shopping spree. Visit all the shops and enter in each one to increase your chances of winning. There’ll be lots of specials and children can create a complimentary necklace for mom! Start at Garden of Beadin’ and get your map. Visit each participating shop to select a bead and add to your necklace: a wonderful keepsake for mom!

...On Saturday, Mother Goose will roam throughout the Village. Be sure to stop and take a photo with her. "

For more info. go here.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Family Fun Day with a 5th Avenue Theatre performance, a speaker and book signing, arts and crafts and more at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle - Saturday, May 9th 2015 from 11am-4pm

" Family Fun Day is packed with activities for children of all ages! "
All images courtesy of Wing Luke Museum.
11am: The 5th Avenue Theatre presents the powerful musical "Baseball Saved Us", an adaptation of the award-winning children's book by author Ken Mochizuki. The story follows a young boy who, with his family, is imprisoned in a "camp" unlike any other. When he learns how to play baseball, he finds out that the lessons are beyond mere gameplay. 

1pmKen Mochizuki, author of Baseball Saved Us, will discuss why he became a writer and share some of his other books as well. He will be on-hand to answer questions and sign books which are available in the museum Marketplace.

2pm: Join artist Midori Kono Thiel as she demonstrates the art of Japanese calligraphy. Then she will go over basic brush strokes so that you can create your own calligraphic art.
Midori is one of the artists who will be featured in the upcoming exhibit, Construct\s: Installation by Asian Pacific American Women Artists, on display starting May 15, 2015.

Family Fun Day is free to the public.

For more info. go here.

Touch-a-Truck and Safety Fair in Mukilteo - Saturday, May 9th 2015 from 10am-1pm

A kid favorite is back...A Touch-a-Truck event!

" The Mukilteo Recreation Department has teamed up with the Mukilteo Police, Fire and Public Works Departments to create a day of fun and learning! Not only will kids have the chance to get in the biggest, coolest and fastest cars and trucks they see on the streets of Mukilteo, they will have the chance to learn about what to do in emergencies. This street fair promises to be not only fun but educational as well! "

For more info. go here.

6th Annual Adventure Kids Playcare Spring Festival in Issaquah - Saturday, May 9th 2015 from 10am-4pm

We have done this event a couple of times and every year it gets bigger and better...lots of fun!

" Free community event for AKP families, friends, and the general community. An entire parking lot filled with bounce houses, rides, games, activities and attractions.

AKP along with Eastside Fire & Rescue will be hosting a food drive to benefit Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. "

For more info. go here.

15th Annual Backyard Wildlife Festival with all things nature and gardening plus a "The Bubbleman" performance at the Tukwila Community Center - Saturday, May 9th 2015 from 9am-3pm


" Join us as we celebrate wildlife, nature and gardening at the 15th Annual Backyard Wildlife Festival! This event features presentations from local experts including Sue Goetz and Marianne Binetti, along with a variety of educational exhibitors, arts & craft vendors and native plant sales. 

Don’t leave the kids at home... there is plenty to keep the entire family entertained at this event – so make sure you check out the Kids Garden Party area. "

2015 Event Day Schedule:

9:00am - 3:00pm - Arts and Crafts Marketplace, Educational Exhibitor Booths and Native Plant Sales 

9:30am - 3:00pm – Kids Garden Party: Arts, Crafts, and Garden Planting 

9:30am – Guided Bird Tour along the Duwamish River 

10:30am – Marianne Binetti, “Saving the World: Bee Happy! Projects and Plantings for Bee and Bird Pollinators” 

11:00am – Bubbleman Show 

11:30am - Sue Goetz - Top Ten Multi-Purpose Herbs 

12:30pm – Marianne Binetti, “Landscape Planning for the Birds and the Bees” 

1:30pm – Stacy Davison, “Incredible Edibles: Fantastic Flowers for Pollinators and People”

For more info. go here.

Richmond Beach Celebration with a Strawberry Festival, a Car Show and a Mother's Day Plant Sale with free kids activities and tours - Saturday, May 9th 2015 - Various locations/hours

Richmond Beach Celebration

125th Anniversary of Richmond Beach!

16th Annual Strawberry Festival
Saturday, May 9, Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Children's Parade (Seahawks theme) at 11:45 a.m.
Richmond Beach Community Park, 2201 NW 197th Street

Enjoy the music of local bands, food from local restaurants, games and activities for kids and a walking tour of historic Richmond Beach—all while sampling tasty strawberry shortcake! Co-sponsored by the Richmond Beach Community Association and the City of Shoreline; music supported by a Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Community Project Award.

6th Annual Car Show
Saturday, May 9, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Rehab, 19235 15th Avenue NW

Check out one of the best displays of classic cars around!
Friends, neighbors and car enthusiasts are invited to visit Richmond Beach Rehab between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to view one of the best displays of classic cars around while listening to music provided by Brian Lee and the Orbiters from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sponsored by Richmond Beach Rehab. For more information, contact Sandi Sweeters at (206) 546-2666 or visit

28th Annual Mother's Day Plant Sale
Friday, May 8-Sunday, May 10, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Avenue NW

Explore a wide selection of hard-to-find plant species at the on-site MsK Rare and Native Plant Nursery!
The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden will host its 28th Annual Mother's Day Plant Sale from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8, to Sunday, May 10. Enjoy free family activities, gourmet hot dogs and ice cream, and free tours of the Garden. Garden art and sculpture will be available for purchase. For more information, visit

Shuttle Service - Saturday, May 9
Due to limited parking at the event sites, off-site parking and shuttle service to all four events will be available on Saturday, May 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Richmond Beach Congregational Church located at 1512 NW 195th. Visitors are encouraged to use the shuttle to reduce impact on the neighborhood.

For info. click on the links for each event above!

Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival Family Fun Day at Lake Union Park in Seattle - Saturday, May 9th 2015 from 11am-5pm

Highly recommend this one!

" Don’t miss the boat at Seattle’s largest maritime industry celebration! It’s the Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival, sponsored by the Seattle Propeller Club with the Port of Seattle.

Free family fun includes WorkBoat Parade, Lake Union/Ship Canal Tours presented by the Port of Seattle, Workboat World Invitational Boat Building Competition, Fireboat Display, Tugboat Demonstration and Ballet, Abandon Ship Demonstration, Coast Guard Sea-Air Rescue Demonstration, historic, government and workboat tours, Survival Suit Races, free kids boating building by The Center for Wooden Boats, fun bounces, face painting, displays, music and food!

Please note that due to significant construction on the Seawall and Tunnel projects, all Family Fun Day activities will shift to South Lake Union. The move forces the cancellation of this year’s tugboat race and chowder cook-off. However, a spectacular WorkBoat Parade and our usual popular maritime activities should attract thousands to South Lake Union. "

For more info. here.