Here are my picks for South Sound fun this week!
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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. Story times are also back in session at Tacoma Public Libraries. Scroll down to find the date of interest. I don’t list these separately due to space issues.
The Pt.Defiance Zoo is back on its regular schedule and open every day.
Budding Scientists Classes for home schoolers and other interested 5-7 year olds at the Adriana Hess center in University Place. Today’s theme is wondrous whales. Preregistration is required. 9.00 per child; morning and afternoon sessions available.
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.
It’s 1.00 day at the Starplex in Federal Way. Catch Tron, Yogi Bear 3-D, Tangled (2-D Or 3-D), Narnia in 3-D, and the Green Hornet and the latest Harry Potter. Note that the last two are PG-13. Also, there is a small up charge for 3-D movies . I haven’t seen any of these. If you have any thoughts on them, feel free to leave a comment. Reader Keri says Narnia is excellent but might be too intense for young children. I tend to agree based on what I remember about the first one, although I can’t wait to start the books with our boys.
Fetch club in Gig Harbor 4-5PM Science Club for kids in 3-5th grade. At some libraries, this event fills. Right now, there look to be plenty of spots.
Read to a dog in Graham Drop in anytime between 6:30-7:45 to practice reading skills with a canine friend.
Spanish/English storytime at the Puyallup Public Library at 6:30
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).
Read to a Dog at the Summit library Drop in anytime between 4-5PM to practice your reading skills with a canine friend.
Dear Diary Library event at Steilacoom for kids in grades 4-7. Journal decorating and book discussion of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and other favorites. Snack included. 4PM
Make a St.Patrick’s Day Hat at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma Included with admission; try to snag a Play Pass from the library to go for free. 10AM-5PM
St.Patrick’s Day Jump event at Pump it Up! Tacoma Evening family session; morning session for 2-6 year olds. 15.00 Includes pizza and activities. Reservations suggested.
Critter Club at the Pt. Defiance Zoo for 3-4 year olds. Today’s theme is Lucky Lemurs. Preregister to reserve a spot and save 2.00. Also on Friday 11AM
It’s a third Thursday, which means extended hours and free admission to Tacoma’s most popular museums as part of the artwalk.
Gig Harbor Library Chess Club 6PM Kids in grades K-6 enjoy 20 minutes of instruction and half an hour of game play.
Story times at Puyallup Public Library. Preschool time at 10:00; Toddlers at 11:15
O is for Owls Nature preschool at the Tacoma Nature Center Preregister 10:30-11:30
I’ll have more Friday fun in your weekend list. You’ll also find plenty of St.Patrick’s Day fun and another chance to hang out with the Daffodil Princesses…..I’ll have that list up Thursday evening! I have lots of great posts and a giveaway planned for this week, so I hope you’ll pop by daily.
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