Here are my favorite finds for the week ahead! Don’t forget to explore the menu bar for still more 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, including free bowling, free skating, cheap movies, free concerts, and so much more.
Read on for my picks of the week!
Have your kids participated in a summer reading program this summer? Most have wrapped up, but your kiddos may still be able to claim their prizes! Call to check.
Have you been loving bowling for free? Our friends at Chalet Bowl in Tacoma have a fun kids’ program you might want to check out for the fall. 8.00 a week for an 8 week club, and kids get a free bowling ball. Tell ’em you saw if on SFM if you check it out!
Summer Playground programs and free lunch continue in many areas. These have wrapped up at some locations. Be sure to check first.
Museo Monday at the history museum in Tacoma Check out a family kit and have a friendly Bingo style competition hunting for artifacts in the museum.
Reptile Man performs in Bonney Lake at 6:30 PM at Allan Yorke Park *All BL shows are now at Allan Yorke; sorry for this late correction
1.00 Summer Movies at Regal Cinemas Looks like Arthur Christmas and Smurfs. In Puyallup? Don’t forget to pick up your free mini cupcake at Jubilee. Tell Patti you saw it on Sounds Fun Mom!
Family camp at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma 11-12 Bring a sack lunch to enjoy after special themed activities for the family. It’s a Gold Rush theme today. Free with admission (You could try and score a pass from the library).
Family Gaming at the Wheelock Library in Tacoma 5PM Drop in and enjoy favorite board games and other choices for the whole family.
Creation Station at Learning Sprout Toys in Tacoma Call or check their fb page to confirm
Grandparent and Me Tea at University Place Library 3PM Grandparents are asked to bring a tea set; children are invited to bring stuffed animals. Refreshments provided.Registration required.
Summer Bash at the Norpoint Community Center in Tacoma 5PM Free community celebration with games, entertainment and movies at dusk
Children’s Art: Exploring Whales and Water at the capital museum in Olympia from 1-3 For children 6-12; 2.00 per person Art activities inspired by the current whale exhibit, plus special tour and hands-on activities
Know something I missed? Have a group planning an end of the summer bash, or recruiting members for (Gulp!) the fall? Give me a holler!
As always, I’ll have much more for the weekend up Friday morning!
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