Here are my favorite finds for the week ahead! Don’t forget to explore the menu bar for still more (almost) summer fun! Just hover over, “Summer Fun”, and you’ll see drop-down links to all the best of free or cheap summer family fun in the South Sound!
For library story times, see the list below.
Story time links:
- Pierce County.
- Tacoma Public Library
- Timberland regional library (Thurston County)
- Kitsap Regional Library
- King County Library System
- Puyallup Public Library
Scared silly story time at the Des Moines Library at 7PM An evening of silly stories for kids 3 and up
Car seat checks at Mary Bridge Link has info on other dates and locations. Check calendar for info. on bf support classes; new baby & childbirth classes & more.
Summer Arts and Crafts at the South Hill Library for kids 3-6 and their parents 10AM Repeats again this evening at 6:30PM
The Moon at the Lakewood Library Learn about the moon with members of the Tacoma Astronomical Society and create your own craters. 11AM A free, all ages event. Part of the summer reading program.
Airships Event with Museum of Flight Staff at local libraries Learn about flying ships from dirgibles to blimps. At Sumner at 11 and Milton/Edgewood at 2
Mommy and Me Crafts at the Ben Franklin in Bonney Lake Moms and preschool age (and younger) children are invited for crafts and social time. 5.00 Arrive between 10 and 11;ends by 11:30; drop ins welcome if space is available.
It’s 1.00 day at the Starplex in Federal Way (tickets are just 2.00 other days)
Passport to Imagination at Michael’s stores Travel themed craft program begins today. Tuesdays-Thursdays 1-4 China themed craft today
Touch Tanks at the Pier in Gig Harbor at Jersich Dock/Skansie Park Before the concert, check out touch tanks with volunteers with Harbor Wild Watch. 5-8:30PM
Reptile Isle Show in Lacey at 6:30 PM Part of the Children’s Summer Entertainment Series
Sing Along with Harmonica Pocket The kindie entertainers will celebrate Woody Guthrie (This Land is Your Land…) with a sing along for kids 2-8. 10:30 at the Parkland/Spanaway Library or 2:30 at South Hill
Tot Time at Learning Sprout Toys in Tacoma 10:30AM Call or check their fb page to confirm.
Meet and Greet with the Moms Club of Sumner/Bonney Lake at Rainier View Park in Sumner Been wanting to make some new mom pals, or find some new playmates for your little one? Liberty is a regular SFM reader, and she’d like to extend a special invitation to you. The event is form 11-1. The theme is red, white, and blue, and there will be cupcakes, a bike and scooter parade, and crafts. You can email her for more info. at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Starlight Circus at the Enumclaw Library at 11AM Scroll down from link; Amazing show for all ages with magic and more 11AM Also at the Federal Way Library today at 2 and 3:30. FW branches require free tickets, available at the info. desk.
Zambini Brothers Puppet Show at the Tacoma Public Library Junkyard puppet shows. Zany show with puppets made from cheese graters, forks, and other wacky instruments. 11AM at Main 3PM at South Tacoma
Skansie Farmer’s Market in Gig Harbor 12-4 Every Wednesday. Be sure to look for the touch tanks and naturalists from Harbor Wild Watch
Read to a Dog Kids can drop in and practice their reading skills at the Summit or Sumner Library from 4-5 today. Dogs are great listeners!
Juice and Jammies Wednesday at Barnes and Noble in Olympia 7PM
Story time at the Seymour Conservatory Science and nature themed stories and crafts 11-12 Suggested donation of 5.00 Rain garden theme; thumb print art
Zambini Brothers Puppet Show at the Tacoma Public Library Junkyard puppet shows. Zany show with puppets made from cheese graters, forks, and other wacky instruments. 11AM at Wheelock today.
Sing Along with Harmonica Pocket The kindie entertainers will celebrate Woody Guthrie (This Land is Your Land…) with a sing along for kids 2-8. 11:30AM in Key Center 2:30 PM at Steilacoom
Creation Station at Learning Sprout Toys in Tacoma Call or check their fb page to confirm
Passport to Imagination at Michael’s stores Travel themed craft program begins today. Tuesdays-Thursdays 1-4 Free events suitable for kids 3 and up.
Zambini Brothers Puppet Show at the Tacoma Public Library Junkyard puppet shows. Zany show with puppets made from cheese graters, forks, and other wacky instruments. 3PM at South Tacoma
Yoga for Kids at Waves Studio in Olympia 4PM for kids 4-11 with instructor, Lisa. 10.00 per child or 15.00 for parent plus child.
Members Night at the Pt.Defiance Zoo Do you have a zoo membership? Enjoy special evening hours and behind the scenes fun just for members tonight.
Tracks in the Night Storytelling at the Kent Library at 7PM Scroll down from link Stories about tricksters and mischief makers.
Low Tide Events near Olympia at Burfoot from 10-1 with the South Sound Estuary Association *Link will take you to the schedule for the whole summer.
Summer Stories and crafts for kids 3-6 and their parents at 10:30 at Bonney Lake, Parkland/Spanaway, Summit, and Gig Harbor
Sing Along with Harmonica Pocket The kindie entertainers will celebrate Woody Guthrie (This Land is Your Land…) with a sing along for kids 2-8 at the Graham Library at 2PM
Fancy Nancy Pajama-Rama at the Puyallup Public Library 3-4PM Wear your jammies, enjoy a craft, and plenty of other fancy fun. Summer preschool story times also begin today.
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