Here are my picks for fun this week! Don’t see something that will appeal to your crowd? Use the menu bar or search the archives for more. Want to get your group’s event listed? Just drop me a line! You can use the comment box below, email me at email@example.com or jot a note at the Sounds Fun Mom Facebook page.
Story times have resumed at Pierce County Libraries. Every library has multiple story time events this week. Select the date you want on the calendar and find a story session at a library near you! Note that other PCL library links in this post are pdf flyers.
Special train themed Lego exhibit continues at City Blocks in Freighthouse Square through the end of the month.
Valentines for Vets During the month of January, children and residents are invited to stop by any branch of the Tacoma Public Library to make a valentine to be delivered to a local organization serving veterans. Materials are provided. This would be a great event to do with your MOPS group, Scout group, or home schoolers. Check the branch to confirm hours and availability.
Pt. Defiance zoo is normally closed on Tuesdays during the winter, but it’s open today! Go see the tiger cubs and beat the crowds.
It’s 1.00 day at the Starplex in Federal Way. Catch Despicable Me, Legend of the Guardians, or Mega Mind (new!)
Science Club for homeschoolers and other interested 10-14 year olds at the Snake Lake Nature Center 3:30 5.00 Preregister to hold your spot.
Fetch Club 4:00 at Gig Harbor library Kids in 3-5th grade do science activities based around the popular Fetch T.V. program. Register to hold your spot. This is new to the Gig Harbor library so all spots are open now, but these have filled up Fast at other libraries.
Read to a Dog 6:30 at the Graham library Kids of all ages and abilities can practice their reading skills while a therapy dog in training listens patiently.
Wee Ones Weekly 9:30-11:00-Special program for toddlers and preschoolers at The Children’s Museum of Tacoma. 7.00 per child plus museum admission (get the play pass from your library to score free admission). This event is also on Wednesdays.
Lego Madness 1-3 at the South Hill library. Drop in and do some Lego.
Read to a Dog 4:00 Summit Library
Pt.Defiance Zoo Critter Club for preschoolers. Program begins at 11:00 and includes a craft and an animal encounter. Today’s theme is Furry Foxes. 6.00 for members; 8.00 for non-members; does Not include admission. Preregistration isn’t required but is suggested. These really are excellent programs-zoo staff are the instructors, and I’ve always been impressed. Same event recurs on Friday (pick one).
Read with a dog at the Puyallup public library Anytime between 3:30-4:30
Gig Harbor Library Chess Club 6PM Kids in grades K-6 enjoy 20 minutes of instruction and half an hour of game play
It’s Third Thursday. Museums in Tacoma are free and have special hours. The TAM has special activities to celebrate the last week of their special display of Japanese woodblocks. My suggestion is always to visit the Museum of Glass, as this is the one museum that doesn’t offer free passes through the library.
Story times at Puyallup Public Library. Preschool time at 10:00; Toddlers at 11:15
Nature Alphabet Story Time at the Nature Center at Snake Lake for preschoolers. K is for Kids in Nature. Preregistration required. 6.00 per child 10:30 Scroll down for this event.
As always, I’ll have your list for the weekend up on Friday. If you’d like a night out, you can still register for the kids’ night out event at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma (if you have trouble with online registration, give them a call). It’s also date night at Jumpin Jack and Jill in Sumner. I’m working on growing the business end of this little blog, so if you think about it, tell folks you saw their event on SFM!
Know something fun I missed? Don’t be shy: Let me know! As always, I’ll have a list of weekend fun up for you on Friday. I’m working on a special series on South Sound birthday party planning. If you have one on the horizon, you’ll want to check back for my best tips and a great, big list of places to party!
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