Here are a few highlights for the week ahead!
The bouncy house list and the indoor playground list are all updated. You can find both, plus South Sound malls with play areas, under Rainy Day Play. I also have the 2011 pumpkin patch list in the menu bar, if you’re up for outdoor adventures. If you want to plan ahead for weekend fun, I have loads of ideas in my Halloween Events guide. I’ll be adding even more to it this week!
Remember: These are just highlights, but I’m always happy to list your family friendly event, or add something great you think I’ve overlooked. Just use that contact button up above and drop me a line!
Story time is back at all area libraries! Every day this week, there are multiple events for all ages. The PCL system also has many events for teens. Use the calendar that comes up on the left after clicking each link to change the date. Here are links:
- Pierce County.
- Tacoma Public Library
- Timberland regional library (Thurston County)
- Kitsap Regional Library
- King County Library System
- Puyallup Public Library
Science Classes for Home Schoolers and other children resume at the Nature Center at Snake Lake
I see sunshine! Go visit your favorite patch while it’s not a madhouse, and get some pictures of your cuties! You can find a new favorite in my list above.
.25 cent admission to the Children’s Museum of Tacoma in celebration of the museum’s 25th birthday. Special themed activities. It’s not too late to join the Piggy Bank Brigade, if your kiddos would like a first crack at the brand new museum next year.
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). Kung Fu Panda and Mr.Popper’s Penguins look like your best bets right now.
Mom and baby class at Good Samaritan Two class times for moms and babies 0-12
Read With a Dog at the Puyallup public library Low pressure practice for young readers. Drop-in anytime between 3:30-4:30 Pepper is the patient canine today.
Read With a Dog Every Tuesday at the Graham Library, kids can practice their reading skills with a patient canine listener. Drop in program; 6:30-7:45
It’s free day at the Pt Defiance Zoo for Tacoma city residents; Bring photo id and proof of residency, such as a utility bill.
Read With a Dog Every Wednesday at the Summit Library, kids can practice their reading skills with a patient canine listener. Drop in program; 4-5PM
Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark Hear spooky stories at the Summit Library 7:30-8:30 Puppets and creepy folk tales; recommended for ages 5 and up; titles are available for preview at the library if you’re on the fence.
Fetch Club at the University Place Library Science program for 3rd-5th graders based on the popular television series. Registration required.
Nature Alphabet Nature themed story time for children 3-6 W is for Wiggly Registration required
Harvest Tea All ages celebration at the Swasey Library with refreshments; costumes optional
Haunted Pool – Federal Way at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center; 6:00pm – 7:30pm or 8:00pm – 9:30pm. Costume contest, world’s largest apple-bob, coin dive, haunted subterranean tunnel, canoe rides, diving, giant inflatable toy and open swimming. All ages, ages 5 and younger within arm’s reach of an adult. $5. Thanks, Centsible in Seattle and ThriftyNWmom
Bonfires, Beaver Pelts, and Boogeymen Night time story telling event at Ft.Nisqually
Street of Screams at the Norpoint Community Center (Scroll down for this one) Free community event for kids 12 and under. Games, rock wall climbing, and more. Costumes invited
Monster Mash Bash at the South Park Community Center (Scroll down for this one) Free evening event for kids 3-12 with games, activities, and more. Wear your costume!
As always, I’ll have much more for your weekend on Friday, and more fun all the days in between.
Know something great I missed? Need help finding something? Just let me know! Whether you’re looking for things do with kids in Gig Harbor, Tacoma, Puyallup, Auburn, or whatever part of the South Sound you call home, I’d love to help. Just give me a holler.
We also share quick ideas and tips over at the Sounds Fun Mom Facebook page . Come on over and join a growing community of fun loving South Sound families.