Sunday, April 13, 2014


Check out the battling robots at Seattle Center! 

" One, three and twelve pound bots battle it out for mechtronic supremacy! "

For more info. go here and here.

To see video and pics of the battling robots go here and here. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

5th Annual "Celebrate Urban Nature" with Caspar Babypants, a reptile show and lots more at Magnuson Community Center in Seattle - Saturday, April 12th 2014 from 10am-1:30pm - "Less than a Latte" each at $10 per family or $3 each!

Definitely recommend this one! 

" This annual spring event, co-sponsored by Magnuson Community Center and Earthcorps, features family-friendly presentations, interactive booths, and displays, art and nature activities, nature- themed carnival, Nature Explorers Lab, and more! A fun-filled day for the whole family! "

  • 10:30 am Caspar Babypants sings nature songs in the Auditorium
  • 11:30 am Reptile Show with Isaac Petersen, son of the reptileman
  • 12:30 pm Raptor Presentation by Sarvey Wildlife Care Center
  • 10:30am-1:30pm in the gym: The “Nature Explorers Science Lab” will be chock-full off hands-on adventures including wildlife tracks, pond water from the Magnuson Wetlands, birds and their nests, Magnuson’s fabulous dragonflies,  how ants build their homes, where ladybugs go in the winter, and more!
Along with:

  • Animal Encounter’s Spring Petting Farm of Bunnies and Chicks, and their Exotic Live Bug Zoo,
  • Don Ehlen’s Insect Safari
  • PCC Natural Markets Kid Picks Mobile
  • Just Frogs & Friends Amphibian Center
  • Interactive booths from EarthCorps, NOAA, Seattle Audubon, Bats Northwest, MESA, Magnuson P-Patch & Children’s Garden, Washington Native Plant Society, & more.
  • Test your “nature knowledge” and win prizes at our vast array of nature carnival games!
  • Go on a “nature scavenger hunt” and play “wheelbarrow guess” for prizes in Magnuson Community Center’s Bird-friendly Landscape and Resource Conservation Landscape!
Don’t miss this event…it will be fun, educational, and something for everyone!

For more info. go here.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sensory Sensitive Storytime with books, songs and movement for kids ages 0-10 and online visual/audio guides for preparation at the Greenwood and Columbia Branches of the Seattle Public Library - Saturdays - from 10:15-10:45 am - Different weekly theme!

Do you have a sensory sensitive kiddo? Did you know that 2 branches of the Seattle Public Library do a Sensory Sensitive Storytime with books, songs and movement every week? Each week they have a different theme but every week is done is the same order with the same people. They have an online visual schedule (pictured below) and an online visual tour/guide of the buildings, rooms and the presenters that can also be printed out in an effort to ease the transitions. There is also a song guide that list the songs in order that are sung with lyrics and audio clips to familiarize your kiddo.

 I think that is pretty cool!

" Sensory story times are geared for children ages 10 and under who have a hard time in large groups, are on the autism spectrum, or are sensitive to sensory overload.

Our librarians will use preschool-level books, songs and movement during story times.

Registration is not required. Sensory story times are first come, first served and limited to 12 families. These story times are not appropriate for day cares. "

For more info. go here  and here.

Shorenorth Cooperative Preschool presents a Spring Carnival and Silent Auction for kids ages 1-8 at the North City Learning Center in Shoreline - Saturday, April 12th 2014 from 10am-2pm

Thanks to Lanaya for the calendar submission!

" Shorenorth Cooperative Preschool invites you to join us for our family-friendly, annual Spring Carnival and Silent Auction on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10 am to 2 pm.  The Carnival will be located at the North City Learning Center at 816 NE 190th St., Shoreline 98155.  All proceeds will benefit our cooperative preschool.  Entry is free, and games and activities are designed for children ages 1-8.

All kids will win prizes playing exciting carnival games such as Treasure Dig, Hockey, Bean Bag Toss, Deep Sea Fishing, Angry Birds, and Bowling.  Activities include making creations in the Art Pavilion and reading a story in the Story Time Tent.  There will also be delicious food for sale, balloon twisters and other entertainment.  We are excited to bring back last year's popular Toy Trade-Up booth where children can trade in game prizes for a special gently-used toy or book donated by our preschool community.

Shorenorth is proud to be certified as an eco-healthy preschool.  Our school is green and our Carnival will reflect this.  We will be composting waste and recycling or reusing material as much as possible both in preparation for and during the event.

Our annual silent auction will also be held in the gym during the Carnival.  Visitors are encouraged to bid on goods and services from local merchants, restaurants, and sport teams. The auction also features crafts and goods from our co-op community.  One lucky person will win a raffle for a $500 credit towards photography and prints from Alyssa Rose Photography!  Raffle tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door on the day of the Carnival. "

For more info. go here.

"Holi" Festival of Color - (a celebration involving throwing colored powder) with live music at Redmond City Hall Campus - Saturday, April 12th 2014 from 12-4pm

Go and view or wear white and join in the fun! White t-shirts and organic color are available for purchase. Register online!

" The ancient festival of Holi (Festival of Color) is celebrated every year in India and now it has come to Seattle. The Festival of Color frees all of inhibitions so they can relate others with pure joy. It brings people together and creates a community of happy people. "

For more info. go here.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Annual Great Community Egg Hunt with 30,000 eggs (Yes, 30,000!), bounce houses, fire truck and more in Woodinville - Sunday, April 13th 2014 - Starting at 1pm - See start times for age groups and please bring a canned food item for donation! - Don't forget your Easter Baskets, Buckets or Bags!

New this year is an additional 6000 eggs and a Fire Truck! We have done this a couple of times and it is lots of fun. FREE event...please consider bringing canned food for donation!

For more info. go here and click on the events tab!


Take the kids to this unique "venue" and hear a story aboard a 100yr old tugboat named the Arthur Foss! Stories are typically a kids/nautical theme and recommended for ages 2-5. But, it is fun for adults too and you can explore the boat after storytime!

For more info. go here.