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.
Most area farmers’ markets have opened.
Backyard Wildlife Fair in Tukwila Learn how to attract birds, butterflies, and other wildlife to your backyard. Special kids’ activities and fun for the whole family 9-3 Free
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
Dragon Boat Festival Watch the dragon boatg racers from Thea’s Park on the Foss Waterway Races all afternoon; viewing free
Mommy and Sons sports day in Fife 9-11AM 10.00 Geared towards moms and boys up 4-10 Games, snacks, and beverages. You do need to register in advance.
Meet Peter Rabbit during storytime at the Southcenter Barnes and Noble 11AM
Family Day at the Harbor History Museum 1PM Watch video of the collapse of “Galloping Gertie,” and make your own suspension bridge. Admission +1.oo.
Rubber stamp and paper arts festival at the Puyallup fairgrounds-Not a kids’ event, but I decided to include it for all my crafty/scrappin’ readers.
Story time at Olympia Barnes and Noble at 1PM (I’d call to confirm).
Trail awareness day in Fife Free 1-3PM Walk the trails, take a fitness class, and more.
Library used book sales at Summit, South Hill and Bonney Lake libraries. Bag a bargain on some books!
Go Fly a Kite! Kite making activity for the whole family at the Steilacoom library at 11AM and the
Auburn Avenue Kids Presents A Secret Garden in Auburn Tickets just 6.00 2PM
Living History Stories, songs, and folk dancing with a local historian at the Key Center library at 2
Ashley’s Avian Antics Educational bird show for the family at the Eatonville library at 3PM Free
Concert by Yelm based Christian rock band Noon Day Sun at the Eatonville Baptist Church 825 Eatonville Highway West, Eatonville, WA 98328-9336 Family friendly music and silent auction to benefit baby Jazmine, a local 18month old battling a form of brain cancer called metastatic medulloblastoma. Admission is 10.00 at the door; free for kids 3 and under. The event starts with a silent auction at 5 followed by the concert at 6. SFM reader Jessica is helping put on this event. All the proceeds will go towards little Jazmine’s medical bills.
Parents’ Night Out at the Hands-on Children’s Museum in Olympia Call to check and register first-this is on the calendar, but not on the regular list, so I’m a little unsure about it.
Tacoma Young Artists’ Orchestra: A Fantastic Journey Performance at the Rialto Theater Limited number of free tickets available to youth in high school and under 7:30
Chambers Creek Kids’ Ride Kids’ bicycle ride with the Tacoma Wheelmen Flat course that avoids the steep section of the trail 2PM
Freighthouse Square Train Event Free Tour a Sounder train, meet the Sounder mascot, check out models, and get special 10.00 train rides from Mt.Rainier Scenic railroad. Model railroad show held in conjunction-see the lego trains at City Blocks and more-admission by donation. Also on Sunda
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