Here are my picks for South Sound weekday fun for the week of June 13th. Know something great I missed? Want my help finding something else? Let me know!
Open playtimes at area Bounce House facilities ; Playtime at area gyms;art exploration at The Children’s Museum of Tacoma . Open playtime at Discovery Village (new Spring hours)! Ask about the special summer sampler I mentioned on the Facebook page.
For my South King County readers, Westfield/Southcenter has a variety of special deals/activities every day. For some reason, they put them on this kind of hard to see calendar! Click on it-it gets bigger!
Story times 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! There are also story times at Tacoma Public Libraries. I don’t list these separately due to space issues. If you’re one of my Thurston County readers, here is the link toTimberland regional library. Use the calendar to the left to look for kids’ story times. Here is the link for my Kitsap readers (this is a large-ish pdf file-scroll down for the storytimes).
The Pt.Defiance Zoo is back on its regular schedule and open every day. New this week: The zoo’s new, “Scoop on Poop,” exhibit. You know your kids will love it.
Get your hands on history! The Puyallup library’s history room is open this evening. While not for young children, this would be a great opportunity to forward to home schooling families or history buffs. The archives include old photos, yearbooks and more, dating back to the eary 1900s. 5:30-7:30 PM
Father’s Day Make it Take it event at Michael’s 6-8PM It’s a mug Free with mug purchase
The 6th avenue Farmer’s Market has opened for the season. Get your fresh on every Tuesday!
Car seat safety checks Free weekly check at Mary Bridge in Tacoma. Link has contact info. for fire stations and other sites for seat inspections.
It’s 1.00 day at the Starplex in Federal Way (tickets are just 2.00 other days).
Mom and baby class at Good Samaritan Two class times for moms and babies 0-12 months 3.00
Mommy and Me Fitness Class at Elev8te Fitness in Tacoma I haven’t been here or tried this, but reader Corey sent in a note that she takes her whole crew weekly and has a blast.
I don’t know what happened, because I swear I saw this event when I wrote this list, but I don’t see it on their site now, so I’m assuming it’s a no-go. You could go on your own, though, or you could go Saturday, when there is another one.
Edit: Looks like this event is Saturday, Not Thursday (see my note above)Explore the Shore event at Owens Beach 9:39-12:30 Join naturalists at his free event to help identify the creatures revealed by one of this summer’s lowest tides. For more information on this event, as well as events in South King and Thurston County, see my list of South Puget Sound Low Tide Events.
Free Market Play Day at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma Enjoy free admission every Thursday in June, July, and August
Westfield Family Fun Day at the Southcenter Mall 10AM and 11AM stories and arts and crafts for kids 6 and under; get instant free membership; near the play area *Link opens a pdf file. There are daily events and deals for families at Southcenter. Sign up to get their free family calendar emailed.
Luna Moms Playgroup in Puyallup Organized by Codi of Stroller Strides but open to any mom with a little one. Want to list your group? Just give me a holler!
Father’s Day event at Michael’s Make a Duck tape wallet 6-8 PM while supplies last; Free I don’t see any purchase requirement, but call and check first.
It’s a 3rd Thursday. Enjoy free admissions to Tacoma’s major museums and extended hours as part of the artwalk.
Nature Discovery Hour at the Tacoma Nature Center at Snake Lake 10:30 3.00 per child for kids 2-7 A special chance to explore the Discovery Pond Play area with tools and nature guides. Scroll down
As always, I’ll have lots of other events for Friday and your weekend in my big weekend list! I also have a whole slate of great posts planned for this week, so I hope you’ll stop by often!
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