The Weekend List: South Sound Fun For Kids and Families February 8th-10th

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Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend in Tacoma, Auburn, Lakewood, Olympia, or another South Sound spot?  You’ve come to the right place for a whole list of affordable South Sound fun for kids and families this weekend.

If you’re headed north or south, you’ll want to check out the fantastic list over at ThriftyNWmom compiled by the newest member of their frugal finding team, Annaliese of Grays Harbor Deals!  I don’t see this up yet, but I’m sure she’s rounding up some good stuff for you.

Indoor Play Options See My Lists of

Weekend Events and Fun by Area

Ongoing

Where to Play in the Snow

Olympia Family Theater presents James and the Giant Peach  7 different show times; see this link for tickets

Sleeping Beauty at ManeStage in Sumner *Photo Ops with the cast after ever show! Bring your camera! many show times!

All Weekend

Ice Skating Show at Sprinker call for tickets and details(253) 798-4000

Saturday

All Over

Lowes Build and Grow  Advance registration required for these popular, free programs. Your store is full? Think about signing up for the next one.

*I’m hearing that a lot of these are full-up into March! You could try checking a different store, or wait for the next Home Depot event-they don’t require registration. If your kiddos are old enough, check out the Get Geeky event at the Lakewood library. Michael’s stores are also doing events this weekend, open to all.

Kids Club at Michaels Craft stores. It’s  a Love Bug bag. Cost is 2.00; sessions start on the half hour. Never a bad idea to call to confirm national events with your store.

South King County

Daddy and Daughter Dances begin in many areas this week. Check for yours if you’re interested in these

Water Weekends are back at the HC Mast Center at Redondo Every Saturday, check out sea creatures and enjoy the touch tanks. Free! 10-2

 Special Valentine Story time at the Southcenter Barnes and Noble 11AM activities and a Curious George appearance

Beauty and the Beast story time at the Algona library 11AM

Valentines Story Time at the Federal Way Barnes and Noble 11AM

Tacoma/Puyallup/South Hill/ Greater Pierce County

Daddy and Daughter Dances begin in many areas this week. Check for yours if you’re interested in these

Family Nature Walk at Wapato Hills Park with Tacoma Nature Center Staff  Free, but registration is required. Not suitable for strollers; great for 3 and up! 10AM

Asia Pacific New Year Celebration Free event at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall  activities, entertainment, food vendors, cultural crafts for kids 11AM-6PM

Family Day at the Museum of Glass  Make valentine’s crafts and watch the artisans make special valentines themed pieces. Included with admission. You Should be able to go with a library pass. Or you can get half off admission through Groupon. *Only buy ‘em for adults. Kids are only 5.00 any way, and kids 5 and under are free.

Family story time at the Wheelock Library 10:30

Discounted admission to Fort Nisqually continues

Lego my Library at the Puyallup Public Library 11AM  Drop in and do some Lego!

Get Geeky at the Lakewood Library  Activity for kids 7 and up and parent, inspired by the Geek Dad books (think construction/science type projects)  1-3PM Registration required

Gig Harbor/Beyond

Daddy and Daughter Dances continue in many areas this week. Check for yours if you’re interested in these

Discovery Village open play card making craft available today!

Got a dinosaur digger or fossil fan at your house? Check out the new exhibit at the Harbor History Museum

If you’re in the Kitsap area, you will also enjoy the weekly newsletter and calendar from Kitsap Macaroni Kid.

Olympia/Lacey/Dupont Area

Daddy and Daughter Dances continue in many areas this week. Check for yours if you’re interested in these

Valentines Story time at Lakewood Barnes and Noble 11AM

Valentines Story time at Olympia Barnes and Noble 11AM

Create and Take Workshop with Thurston County 4-H in Olympia  Instruction and materials to sew a table runner for 8.00. Call to register first and for more info.

Chinese New Year Crafts at  The LOTT Wet Center in Olympia PDF of winter offerings . 10AM-4PM  Free

Love Our Local Festival in Olympia from Sustainable South Sound  Daytime events include activities for children

Did you see this post about half-off admission to the new Hands-on Children’s Museum?

Sunday

Cinderella’s Holiday Part at A Simple Wish in Puyallup  Two times; I’d call now if you want in. 30.00 per parent/child pair  crafts, snacks, Cinderella

Free Family Craft at Michael’s Stores 1-3PM It’s a wood, heart frame.

Family concert with the Tacoma Symphony   hall at UPS; Performance is at 2:30; Come an hour early for the musical, “Petting Zoo!”

Free Party just for military kids at the STAR Center in South Tacoma. You do need to RSVP!

 Lion Dance performance at Renton Uwajimaya 3:30 Celebrate the year of the snake!

As always, I’ll have weekday highlights for you Sunday evening.

If  you know something great I missed, just let me know!

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