Here’s your weekend list! Headed to Seattle or one of our other neighbors? Check out the big list over at ThriftyNWmom compiled by super bargain sleuth Sia of Centsible in Seattle. If you prefer to stay local, read on for the best of South Sound fun. I’ll be adding more ideas later, but if you have something fabulous you want to make sure everyone knows about, I’d love to have you post it on the Facebook page.
Beauty and the Beast Performances by Ascension Theater at the Old Cannery in Sumner Tickets are 15.00; student discounts available; kids under 5 are free.
It’s free first Friday at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma.
For more daytime fun, see What Sounds Fun This Week.
Free Friday night at the Hands on Children’s Museum in Olympia Every 1st Friday enjoy free admission to this excellent museum from 5-9
Dad and me night at Java and Clay in Gig Harbor Dads and kids are invited to enjoy pizza, drinks, and fun for 20.00. Additional children are 8.00. Pottery is extra. Honestly, I think this is on the spendy side, but it might be a nice opportunity to get a present done for your mil, or another important mom in your life.
Many area farmers’ markets have opened.
Kids’ Club at Home Depot It’s a tulip planter 9AM Free, but get there early!
Build and Grow at Lowes It’s a heart flower vase. 10AM Free, but preregistration is required.
HC MAST water weekends at Redondo-The center is open again every Saturday from 10-2. Kids can touch sea critter in the tanks and learn about other aquatic animals
Family Day at the Karshner Museum Special themed art activities and more at this excellent museum, full of, “Please touch,” exhibits 10AM-2PM 3.00 per person, a maximum of 10.00 per family
Pirate Lunch at the Puyallup Parks and Rec Center 10.00 adults; 8.00 for children Event includes lunch, pirate activities, and the chance to meet pirates. Feel free to dress up, mateys! Call the center or go by first to buy tickets and check availability.
Isn’t It Lovely: Mother’s Day Party for teens and their mothers or grandmothers. Hat decorating and more. Registration required; openings available Main branch of the Tacoma Public Library 2PM
Throne of Fire Release Party at Borders for kids 8-12 2PM Free Lego set to celebrate the release of the new Rick Riordan book. Check with your local store before heading out.
Half price for moms at the Pt.Defiance Zoo Also opening day of the popular Wild Wonders theater show and the budgie exhibit. I’ll be honest: I’d do this if you don’t have and can’t afford a zoo pass. Otherwise, I’d skip it, because it’s going to be packed, and a zoo full of kids is not my idea of how to celebrate Mother’s Day. But maybe it’s yours? Too negative? Seriously, it’s a great deal if you can’t normally go.
Mother’s Day cards at the Lott Wet Science Center in Olympia Take home a reusable canvas tote, too!
Summer Kids’ Fair for North Kitsap Information fair at the Poulsbo library full of ideas for summer fun
Family Day at the Naval Undersea Museum in Bremerton 10AM Themed make and take science activities or art projects followed by a tour. Free
Sunday movie matinee Enjoy Lady and the Tramp at 2PM at the main branch of the Tacoma Public Library
It’s Mother’s Day! Whether your title is mom, grandma, auntie, dad, or something else…..if you’re hanging out here, there’s a good chance you’re a VIP in the life of some lucky kiddos. I hope your Mother’s Day is full of whatever sounds fun to you-for once.
If you love my weekend lists, why not take a second to share it with a friend? I also hope you’ll come back Sunday for What Sounds Fun This Week. It’s my list of fun for Monday-Friday, and it’s a great way to beat those end of the weekend blues.