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Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for children ages birth to 5. Description: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Free play and circle time for children & caregivers from 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together from 11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments as well as building relationship with oth… Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

$1 Summer Movie Express

Seattle Area See a family movie for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday at participating Regal Cinemas through August 24. Both movies play both days. Schedule: June 28-29: The LEGO Movie; Max July 5-6: Goosebumps; The Iron Giant: Signature Edition July 12-13: Pan; The Smurfs 2 July 19-20: Despicable Me 2; Home July 26-27: Minions; The Peanuts Movie Aug. 2-3: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip; Curious George Aug. 9-10: The Book of Life; Hotel Transylvania 2 Aug. 16-17: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2; Shaun the Sheep Aug. 23-24: The Croods; Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:00 AM. Regal The Landing Stadium 14 & RPX 900 N. 10th Place Renton WA 98057. For more info visit www.regmovies.com.

$1 Summer Movie Express

Seattle Area See a family movie for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday at participating Regal Cinemas through August 24. Both movies play both days. Schedule: June 28-29: The LEGO Movie; Max July 5-6: Goosebumps; The Iron Giant: Signature Edition July 12-13: Pan; The Smurfs 2 July 19-20: Despicable Me 2; Home July 26-27: Minions; The Peanuts Movie Aug. 2-3: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip; Curious George Aug. 9-10: The Book of Life; Hotel Transylvania 2 Aug. 16-17: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2; Shaun the Sheep Aug. 23-24: The Croods; Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:00 AM. Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX 301 N.E. 103rd St. Seattle WA 98125. For more info visit www.regmovies.com.

$1 Summer Movie Express

Eastside See a family movie for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday at participating Regal Cinemas through August 24. Both movies play both days. Schedule: June 28-29: The LEGO Movie; Max July 5-6: Goosebumps; The Iron Giant: Signature Edition July 12-13: Pan; The Smurfs 2 July 19-20: Despicable Me 2; Home July 26-27: Minions; The Peanuts Movie Aug. 2-3: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip; Curious George Aug. 9-10: The Book of Life; Hotel Transylvania 2 Aug. 16-17: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2; Shaun the Sheep Aug. 23-24: The Croods; Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:00 AM. Regal Bella Bottega Stadium 11 8890 N.E. 161st Ave. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.regmovies.com.

Kirkland Kids Concerts

Eastside Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth July 12, Eric Herman & the Thunder Puppies July 19, All Around This World July 26, Johnny Bregar Aug. 2, Recess Monkey Aug. 9, The Not-Its! Aug. 16, Caspar Babypants Aug. 23. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Juanita Beach Park 9703 N.E. Juanita Drive Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit kirklandsummerconcerts.weebly.com.

Sensory Friendly Film

Eastside Families affected by autism and other disorders can enjoy a film with lights brought up, sound turned down and no previews or ads. Bring your own snacks and feel free to move about. Today, "Ghostbusters." $4 to $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:00 AM. AMC Woodinville 12 17640 Garden Way N.E. Woodinville WA 98072. For more info visit www.amctheatres.com.

Toddler Time at SkyMania

Eastside Kids ages 5 and younger can come jump on trampolines! Parents are free and can enjoy free hot beverages plus a comfortable setting to relax while the kids play. No coupons or discounts allowed at this session. $5. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-825-7599. Email: info@skymaniatrampolines.com. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. SkyMania Trampolines 11801 NE 116th St. Suite B Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit www.skymaniatrampolines.com.

Evergreen State Fair

North Sound Old-fashioned fair features animals, carnival, concerts, music, rodeo (Sept. 2-4), food, contests and exhibits. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Sept. 4, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 5. $12, $8 seniors and ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and younger and ages 90 and older, other packages and discounts available. All admissions discounted Sept. 5. $10 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-805-6700. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Ave. S.E. Monroe WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

Sensory Friendly Film

South Sound Families affected by autism and other disorders can enjoy a film with lights brought up, sound turned down and no previews or ads. Bring your own snacks and feel free to move about. Today, "Ghostbusters." $4 to $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:00 AM. AMC Kent Station 14 426 Ramsay Way Kent WA 98032. For more info visit www.amctheatres.com.

Sensory Friendly Film

South Sound Families affected by autism and other disorders can enjoy a film with lights brought up, sound turned down and no previews or ads. Bring your own snacks and feel free to move about. Today, "Ghostbusters." $4 to $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:00 AM. AMC Kent Station 14 426 Ramsay Way Kent WA 98032. For more info visit www.amctheatres.com.

$1 Summer Movie Express

Farther Afield See a family movie for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday at participating Regal Cinemas through August 3. Both movies play both days. Schedule: June 28-29: The LEGO Movie; Max July 5-6: Goosebumps; The Iron Giant: Signature Edition July 12-13: Pan; The Smurfs 2 July 19-20: Despicable Me 2; Home July 26-27: Minions; The Peanuts Movie Aug. 2-3: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip; Curious George Aug. 9-10: The Book of Life; Hotel Transylvania 2 Aug. 16-17: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2; Shaun the Sheep Aug. 23-24: The Croods; Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:00 AM. Regal South Sound Cinema 10 1435 Olney Ave. S.E. Port Orchard WA 98366. For more info visit www.regmovies.com.

Baby Story Time at the Southwest Branch

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Broadview Branch! Bring your entire family to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with Miss Louisa. Stay afterward for a free play session to meet other neighborhood families! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español. Summary: The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for children ages birth to 5. Description: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Free play and circle time from 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together from 11:45 - noon. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments as well as building relationship with others. Caregivers also build up… Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Beacon Hill Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time with Ms. Mynique!

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Then stay and play with toys and blocks! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Mynique Adams. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

PAWS Animal Adventurers: Squirrel!

North Sound You may see these creatures scurrying about, always busy-busy-busy. They have so much to do and so little time! Sound familiar? We will explore the world of squirrels, from what they eat to their expert memory skills. Find out why squirrels are the Johnny Appleseeds of the animal word and how important these little critters are to us. These classes are designed for you and your child to explore the animal world together as animal adventurers! Using movement, imaginative play, games, songs and crafts, we will explore the animals who call PAWS their home. After our activities, your Adventure Guide will lead you and your fellow animal lovers on a tour of PAWS relating to the class theme. Much of the program time will be spent outdoors, so please dress for rain or shine! At least one adult must attend with their child or children. Additional adults are welcome to attend. $12 per child, adults free. Pre-register. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-412-4026. Email: Education@paws.org. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM. PAWS 15305 44th Ave. W Lynnwood WA 98087. For more info visit www.paws.org.

StoryTime for Kids

Seattle Area Join us at our U District store for dramatic readings of the best in new and classic kids books. You bring the kids, and we'll provide the activities and entertainment. StoryTime for Kids is ideal for ages 3 to 7. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-634-3400. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. University Book Store 4326 University Way N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.bookstore.washington.edu.

Play Bounce & Jam Family Concert Series

Eastside The Not-Its! July 12, Recess Monkey July 26, Board of Education Aug. 9. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-837-3300. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 11:00 AM. Issaquah Community Center 301 Rainier Blvd. S Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit www.issaquahwa.gov.

Kids Club Entertainment Series

South Sound July 5: Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth July 12: Cap'n Arr July 19: Son of Reptile Man July 26: Rowdee Referees Aug. 2: The Brian Waite Band Aug. 9: Alex Zerbe Aug. 16: Last Leaf Theater Aug. 23: Ian Dobson Aug. 30: Touch-a-Truck. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Allan Yorke Park 7302 W Tapps Hwy Bonney Lake WA 98391. For more info visit www.ci.bonney-lake.wa.us.

Tuesday Tunes

Farther Afield Join local musician David Webb at KiDiMu for a guitar sing-along and enjoy favorite American folk hits for kids! All ages welcome. The sing-along is also recommended for babies to get a head start on emerging language skills, music appreciation and KiDiMu fun! Included with admission or membership. $8. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-855-4650. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Kids Discovery Museum 301 Ravine Lane NE Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit www.kidimu.org.

Kids' Activities at Occidental Square

Seattle Area The Downtown Seattle Association is partnering with the Burke Museum, KidsQuest Museum, Marbles the Brain Store, Pacific Science Center, Sylvan Learning Center and the Woodland Park Zoo to produce a wide range of activities for kids in the heart of the city. Come play noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through August. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Occidental Square 117 S. Washington St. Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit www.downtownseattleparks.com.

Kids' Activities at Westlake Park

Seattle Area The Downtown Seattle Association is partnering with the Burke Museum, KidsQuest Museum, Marbles the Brain Store, Pacific Science Center, Sylvan Learning Center and the Woodland Park Zoo to produce a wide range of activities for kids in the heart of the city. Come play noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through August. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Westlake Park 401 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.downtownseattleparks.com.

Lunchtime Concert Series

Seattle Area Enjoy free performances for all ages. July 12: Panduo (steel drum band) July 26: Halau Hula O'Napualani (Pacific Island dance) Aug. 9: Jeff Evans' Magically Ridiculous Game Show. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-801-2600. Email: pks@shorelinewa.gov. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Richmond Beach Saltwater Park 2021 NW 190th St. Shoreline WA 98177. For more info visit www.shorelinewa.gov.

Noon Tunes

South Sound July 5: Tweenland (Bradley Lake Park) July 12: Reptile Isle (Pioneer Park) July 19: The Not-Its! (Pioneer Park) July 26: Roberto the Magnificent (Pioneer Park) Aug. 2: Recess Monkey (Pioneer Park) Aug. 9: Rowdy Referees (Pioneer Park) Aug. 16: Comic Dominic (Pioneer Park) Aug. 23: Reptile Isle (Bradley Lake Park). Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Pioneer Park 324 S. Meridian Puyallup WA 98371. For more info visit www.cityofpuyallup.org.

About Growing Fun: Activities in the Garden at Lake City Court

The Seattle Public Library Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Lake City Court 12536 33rd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Enjoy stories and activities in the P Patch at Lake City Court. Description: Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) provides meals for youth 18 and younger and their parents and caregivers at noon on the playground. Then we will move to the P Patch at the site for stories and activities. Conducted in cooperation with HIP and the Seattle Housing Authority. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: The Seattle Public Library has partnered with United Way and Food Lifeline to bring healthy and kid friendly foods to where kids in need already live, learn and play. Description: Kids Cafes are located in high need communities, where more than half the students qualify for free and reduced lunches at school. Kids Cafe meals and snacks are specifically selected to appeal to kid’s notoriously picky palates and to meet their special nutritional guidelines. Meals and enrichment activities are available to all youth under 18 years of age. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program

The Seattle Public Library Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: United Way and Food Lifeline to bring healthy and kid friendly foods to where kids in need already live, learn and play. Description: Kids Cafes are located in high need communities, where more than half the students qualify for free and reduced lunches at school. Kids Cafe meals and snacks are specifically selected to appeal to kid’s notoriously picky palates and to meet their special nutritional guidelines. Meals and enrichment activities are available to all youth under 18 years of age. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Baby Story Time with Ms. Lynn!

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your babies (ages 0-12 months) to enjoy books, bouncing rhymes, movement, music and fun with our Children's Librarian, Ms. Lynn. Description: Then stay and play with age-appropriate toys. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Adventure Playground

Eastside Adventure Playground is a one of a kind play area that allows kids to create their own play adventure. Nestled in the wooded forest of Deane’s Children’s Park, children are provided toolboxes, various building supplies, safety items and the freedom to create build-it-yourself play zones with the guidance of staff. Ages 12 and older may play without a parent present if they have a signed permission slip. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and Sundays, through Aug. (closed July 10); Sundays only in Sept. (closed Sept. 4). Donations accepted. Closed-toe shoes required. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-275-7882. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Deane's Children's Park 5500 Island Crest Way Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.mercergov.org.

KidsFirst! Concert Series

Eastside Weekly hour-long performances for kids at a variety of locations in Sammamish.  July 12: Charlie the Noise Guy at Sammamish Commons Plaza July 19: Mike Mike at East Sammamish Park July 26: Jeff Evans Magically Ridiculous Game Show, at Sammamish Commons Plaza Aug. 2: Eric Herman at Sammamish Commons Plaza Aug. 9: Alleyoop at Klahanie Park Aug. 16: Red Yarn’s Gettin’ Fitter with the Critter show at Sammamish Commons Plaza Aug. 23: Toy-Box Trio at East Sammamish Park Aug. 30: Eric Herman and the Thunder Puppies at Klahanie Park. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-295-0584. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Sammamish Commons Plaza 801 228th Ave. S.E. Sammamish WA 98075. For more info visit www.sammamish.us.

Urban Naturalists

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join Woodland Park Zoo to uncover what wildlife biologists really do. Use naturalist tools, tracking techniques, and even meet a wild animal during this 3-part series. For grades 4-8. Registration required. Description: This year's Summer of Learning program "Astounding Tales of Nature!" encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4. Notes: Registration is required. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

It's All Fun and Games

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Play games from around the world with Burke Museum educators! Interpret how natural resources influence what materials a game is made of, and how a player might use a game to learn key skills. For grades K-5. Description: This year's Summer of Learning program "Astounding Tales of Nature!" encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Retro Video Game Design with Scratch

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join Pop-Up Science to create your own video game with the help of the coding platform Scratch! Learn some basic coding strategies behind many classic 8-bit video games. For grades 6-8. Registration required. Description: This year's Summer of Learning program "Astounding Tales of Nature!" encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4. Notes: Registration is required. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Hands-on Candy Experiments Workshop

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Loralee Leavitt introduces basic chemistry, physics and nutrition while teens get their hands sticky making Warheads bubble, dissolving Pop Rocks and more. For grades 6-8. Registration required. Description: This year's Summer of Learning program "Astounding Tales of Nature!" encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4. Notes: Registration is required. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Teen Service Learning

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join other teens to help with programs, guide the Library and work on group projects during the summer. Service learning credit is available to high school students. Description: Look over the information on our website to make sure that Service Learning at the Southwest Branch is right for you this summer. Return completed applications to staff at the library by June 18 at 6 PM. You must have attended the orientation on 6/27 to participate in this program. Summer Teen Service Learning at the Southwest Branch will run for eight weeks with eight meetings at the Southwest Branch and one meeting at the Delridge Branch. Here is the schedule: Monday 6/27 3:30-5:30… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Toys Take Over Amazon

Seattle Area Join MOHAI and Amazon for some Toys-related fun. Try out oversized games, grab a snack, and learn more about the Toys of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s exhibit. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Van Vorst Plaza 426 Terry Ave. N Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.mohai.org.

Finch Robots

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to program a Finch robot to change colors, move in different directions, avoid obstacles and more. Work together and learn programming. For middle school and high school. Registration required. Description: This year's Summer of Learning program "Astounding Tales of Nature!" encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4. Notes: Registration is required. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

CANCELED - Intro to Digital Photography Series

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Learn photography basics with Youth in Focus. Do on-location shooting, learn about composition and use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for post-production. No camera required. For grades 6-12 . Registration required. Description: This year's Summer of Learning program "Astounding Tales of Nature!" encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4. Notes: Registration is required. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Detective Cookie’s Urban Youth Chess Club

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Children and teens, ages 7 and up, are invited to join the group. Family and community members are also welcome. Drop by to learn and play chess! Description: This urban chess club has been ongoing since February 2007. New members are always welcome. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Science Drop-In!

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Throw on your lab coat and cackle with glee as you join our Teen Service Learners to play with electric currents, experiment with sound vibrations, trick your senses and more! For grades 1-5. Description: This year's Summer of Learning program "Astounding Tales of Nature!" encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Drop in Chess

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Karaoke in the Park

Seattle Area Come to Cromwell Park each Tuesday in July and sing your heart out. Karaoke is free and open to everyone. This is a family-friendly event. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-801-2600. Email: pks@shorelinewa.gov. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Cromwell Park 18030 Meridian Ave. N Shoreline WA 98133. For more info visit www.shorelinewa.gov.

"Weird Al" Yankovic - The Mandatory World Tour

Seattle Area BECU ZooTunes presented by Carter Subaru is proud to present "Weird Al" Yankovic - The Mandatory World Tour on July 26 & 27. $35 to $269, one child (ages 12 and younger) admitted free with each paid ticket. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-548-2500. Email: concerts@zoo.org. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Woodland Park Zoo 5500 Phinney Ave. N Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit zootunes.ticketfly.com.

Magnuson Children’s Garden and P-Patch Stewardship

Seattle Area This is a family friendly volunteering opportunity with free kids activities! Learn gardening tips for success with your summer growing season, whether ornamental shrubs and perennials, or vegetable and fruit crops! This event will also feature a free Beatles-tribute band concert in the adjacent amphitheater, and family-friendly exploration activities in the garden for children and adults. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Email: magnusonnatureprograms@gmail.com. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Magnuson Park 7400 Sand Point Way NE Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit magnusonnatureprograms.com.

Sunrise Village Summer Concert Series

South Sound Join us for our 2016 Summer Concert Series! Grab a bite from one of our restaurants and have a family picnic on the lawn or find a spot on one of our restaurant patios to enjoy a cold brew while enjoying the free live music in the plaza near Qdoba. July 12: Hook Me Up Band (Jazz/Pop Quartet) July 19: Mossy Rocks (Rock/Blues/Country) July 26: Harmonica Pocket (Singer/Songwriter for families with kids) August 2: Darren Motamedy (Smooth Jazz) August 9: Colt and the Peacemakers (Country Rock/Honky Tonk/Americana) August 16: Slim Wizzy (Country/Blues/Anthem Rock) The concerts are Tuesday's from 6-8PM July 12 - August 16. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-904-8923. Email: info@mysunrisevillage.com. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 10507 156th St. E. For more info visit www.mysunrisevillage.com.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Family Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Room Location: The Satterberg Foundation Children's Area. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's Spanish story time for children and their families!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador. ¡Gratis! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: It is Somali Story Time at the NewHolly Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Family Fun Night

North Sound Join us for this free summer program full of activities that help promote a healthy, active lifestyle through games, music and community interaction. Family Fun Nights are geared for families with children ages 5 to 12. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Clark Park 2400 Lombard Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit everettwa.gov.

Children's Entertainment Series

South Sound June 21: Recess Monkey (music) June 18: Jeff Evans (magic) July 5: Ian Dobson (music) July 12: Chris Fascione (interactive storytelling) July 19: We Care Sports (interactive games and fitness) July 26: Vikki Gasco (ventriloquism and magic) Aug. 2: Reptile Man (animals). Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-491-0857. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6:30 PM. Huntamer Park 618 Woodland Square Loop S.E. Lacey WA 98503. For more info visit ci.lacey.wa.us.

Pajama Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Stop in at the Ballard Branch for an evening of stories, songs, and a simple craft. Aimed at children from age 2 up. For families. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Delridge Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Bea. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Book Launch Party: 'Enzo's Very Scary Halloween'

Seattle Area Enzo, the lovable mutt from Garth Stein’s New York Times bestselling novel The Art of Racing in the Rain, experiences his first Halloween with friends Denny and Zoe in his third (not so) very scary picture book. In celebration of its’ publication, we’re throwing a Halloween Party in July, complete with costume parade and trick or treats! Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-789-5006. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 7:00 PM. Secret Garden Books 2214 NW Market St. Seattle WA 98107. For more info visit www.secretgardenbooks.com.

Billy Elliott

North Sound Amidst the chaos of the 1984 miners’ strike in northern England, follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community—while changing his life forever. See performance preview guide online for content advisories. $36 to $68. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-257-8600. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 7:30 PM. Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit villagetheatre.org.

雙語"玩中學"樂園 / Bilingual Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English, 中文. Summary: 幼兒樂園裡 孩子們可透過玩遊戲 英文兒歌敎唱 讀故事書 做簡易手工及玩各類玩具等不同的活動方式 達到啟蒙的目的並協助幼兒們提前適應將來入學的環境 且更可幚助幼兒學習到如何與別人分享及相處的經驗。而幼兒的照顧者更可藉此機會與社區內其他幼兒照顧者交換資訊及經驗並拓展人際關係. Description: The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for 2-5 years old children. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with other children. Caregivers also build and strengthen connection and communication with their children, and connect with other caregivers in the community. Kaleidoscope pla… More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

$1 Summer Movie Express

Seattle Area See a family movie for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday at participating Regal Cinemas through August 24. Both movies play both days. Schedule: June 28-29: The LEGO Movie; Max July 5-6: Goosebumps; The Iron Giant: Signature Edition July 12-13: Pan; The Smurfs 2 July 19-20: Despicable Me 2; Home July 26-27: Minions; The Peanuts Movie Aug. 2-3: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip; Curious George Aug. 9-10: The Book of Life; Hotel Transylvania 2 Aug. 16-17: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2; Shaun the Sheep Aug. 23-24: The Croods; Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM. Regal The Landing Stadium 14 & RPX 900 N. 10th Place Renton WA 98057. For more info visit www.regmovies.com.

$1 Summer Movie Express

Seattle Area See a family movie for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday at participating Regal Cinemas through August 24. Both movies play both days. Schedule: June 28-29: The LEGO Movie; Max July 5-6: Goosebumps; The Iron Giant: Signature Edition July 12-13: Pan; The Smurfs 2 July 19-20: Despicable Me 2; Home July 26-27: Minions; The Peanuts Movie Aug. 2-3: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip; Curious George Aug. 9-10: The Book of Life; Hotel Transylvania 2 Aug. 16-17: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2; Shaun the Sheep Aug. 23-24: The Croods; Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM. Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX 301 N.E. 103rd St. Seattle WA 98125. For more info visit www.regmovies.com.

Toddler Tales & Trails

Seattle Area Bring your youngster, ages 2 to 5 on an adventure at Seward Park every Wednesday and Saturday! Start with story time, songs, and fun activities inside, followed by outside exploration along the trails right outside our doors. Walks are easy and less than one mile in length. This program fills on a first come, first served basis - so don't be late! $2 per person. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-652-2444. Email: sewardpark@audubon.org. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Seward Park Audubon Center 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit sewardpark.audubon.org.

$1 Summer Movie Express

Eastside See a family movie for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday at participating Regal Cinemas through August 24. Both movies play both days. Schedule: June 28-29: The LEGO Movie; Max July 5-6: Goosebumps; The Iron Giant: Signature Edition July 12-13: Pan; The Smurfs 2 July 19-20: Despicable Me 2; Home July 26-27: Minions; The Peanuts Movie Aug. 2-3: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip; Curious George Aug. 9-10: The Book of Life; Hotel Transylvania 2 Aug. 16-17: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2; Shaun the Sheep Aug. 23-24: The Croods; Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM. Regal Bella Bottega Stadium 11 8890 N.E. 161st Ave. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.regmovies.com.

Toddler Time at SkyMania

Eastside Kids ages 5 and younger can come jump on trampolines! Parents are free and can enjoy free hot beverages plus a comfortable setting to relax while the kids play. No coupons or discounts allowed at this session. $5. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-825-7599. Email: info@skymaniatrampolines.com. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. SkyMania Trampolines 11801 NE 116th St. Suite B Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit www.skymaniatrampolines.com.

Evergreen State Fair

North Sound Old-fashioned fair features animals, carnival, concerts, music, rodeo (Sept. 2-4), food, contests and exhibits. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Sept. 4, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 5. $12, $8 seniors and ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and younger and ages 90 and older, other packages and discounts available. All admissions discounted Sept. 5. $10 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-805-6700. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Ave. S.E. Monroe WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

$1 Summer Movie Express

Farther Afield See a family movie for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday at participating Regal Cinemas through August 3. Both movies play both days. Schedule: June 28-29: The LEGO Movie; Max July 5-6: Goosebumps; The Iron Giant: Signature Edition July 12-13: Pan; The Smurfs 2 July 19-20: Despicable Me 2; Home July 26-27: Minions; The Peanuts Movie Aug. 2-3: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip; Curious George Aug. 9-10: The Book of Life; Hotel Transylvania 2 Aug. 16-17: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2; Shaun the Sheep Aug. 23-24: The Croods; Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM. Regal South Sound Cinema 10 1435 Olney Ave. S.E. Port Orchard WA 98366. For more info visit www.regmovies.com.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Greenwood Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Description: Toddler Story Time is designed for children ages 1-3. Please arrive early to grab your ticket and ensure your seat. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Children's Story Time with Ms. Lynn!

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Children's Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, dancing, singing and parachute-play with our Children's Librarian Ms. Lynn. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Kaleidoscope play & learn offers a chance for children and their families to come play and have a good time. This group is open to children of all abilities, ages 18 months to 5 years old. Description: Children learn and explore through the use of art, music, toys and more. Families learn about their child's development and community resources available to them. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your preschoolers to the Ballard Branch for stories, songs and fingerplays. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Capitol Hill Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at Central Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hooked on History!

South Sound Every Wednesday in July drop-in for FREE admission and themed activities perfect for families with children 3 to 12 years of age, no registration required. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-288-7433. Email: museumevents@auburnwa.gov. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. White River Valley Museum 918 H St. SE Auburn WA 98002. For more info visit wrvmuseum.org.

Library Visit at Little Brook Park

The Seattle Public Library Where: non-library location. Address: Little Brook Park 14043 32nd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join Children's Librarian, Nancy P, at Little Brook Park for stories and fun Summer of Learning activities. Seattle Parks Department provides lunches for youth at noon each week day in the summer. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Fremont Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Fremont Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Story Time at the Arboretum!

The Seattle Public Library Where: non-library location. Address: Washington Park Arboretum 26th Ave E at E Lynn St. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Arboretum! Bring your preschoolers, toddlers and babies out into nature to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with Miss Blythe! Description: Story time will be in the Pinetum. Follow the signs from the “Tot Lot” play structure on 26th Ave E, at E Lynn St. In case of bad weather a sign will be posted there to cancel or change location. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Montlake Branch 206-684-4720 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Seattle Kids Tour

Seattle Area We are offering a private family walking tour for young ages in Downtown Seattle. Though every tour varies a little, our typical rout includes Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Central Library and a few fun stops in between. We have more tour times available and are flexible with schedules. Shoot us an email or call, we would love to book you a tour! $100 for a private tour for 2 to 5 people, $150 for 6 to 10 people. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-553-9024. Email: kidsbookings@seattlebyfoot.com. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Pike Place Market First Avenue and Pine Street Seattle WA 98101.

StoryTime for Kids

North Sound Join us at our Mill Creek store for dramatic readings of the best in new and classic kids books. You bring the kids, and we'll provide the activities and refreshments. StoryTime for Kids is ideal for ages 3 to 7. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-385-3530. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. University Book Store 15311 Main St. Mill Creek WA 98012. For more info visit www.bookstore.washington.edu.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Family Story Time at the Greenwood Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Description: Family Story Time is designed for children ages 1-5. Please arrive early to grab your ticket and ensure your seat. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Room Location: The Satterberg Foundation Children's Area. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is preschool story time at the South Park Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Bea. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

CANCELED - Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Green Lake Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Magnolia Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Amy Faulkner. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring you toddlers to the Ballard Branch for stories, songs, and finger-plays. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Magnolia Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Amy Faulkner. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Kids' Activities at Westlake Park

Seattle Area The Downtown Seattle Association is partnering with the Burke Museum, KidsQuest Museum, Marbles the Brain Store, Pacific Science Center, Sylvan Learning Center and the Woodland Park Zoo to produce a wide range of activities for kids in the heart of the city. Come play noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through August. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Westlake Park 401 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.downtownseattleparks.com.

Children's Concerts

North Sound Johnny Bregar and the Country Dawgs July 13, Eli Rosenblatt and Friends July 27, Recess Monkey Aug. 10. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Jennings Memorial Park 6915 Armar Road Marysville WA 98270. For more info visit marysvillewa.gov.

Kent Summer Concert Series for Kids

South Sound July 13: Tickle Tune Typhoon July 20: The Not-Its! July 27: The Brian Waite Band Aug. 3: Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band Aug. 10: Matt Baker Aug. 17: Recess Monkey. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-856-5050. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Town Square Park Second Avenue and Harrison Street Kent WA 98032. For more info visit kentwa.gov.

Kids SummerStage

South Sound This ‘kid-approved’ series is enjoyable for wee ones through tweens. Pack a lunch and enjoy the amenities Les Gove Park has to offer, including a new, state-of-the-art playground and a refreshing spray park, a 1/2 mile trail, the White River Valley Museum and more. July 6 - The Chancy & Narly Show July 13 - Reptile Isle July 20 - Recess Monkey July 27 - The Magic of Jeff Evans August 3 - The Brian Waite Band August 10 - Eric Ode. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-931-3043. Email: events@auburnwa.gov. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Les Gove Park 1005 12th St. SE Auburn WA 98002. For more info visit www.auburnwa.gov.

Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: The Seattle Public Library has partnered with United Way and Food Lifeline to bring healthy and kid friendly foods to where kids in need already live, learn and play. Description: Kids Cafes are located in high need communities, where more than half the students qualify for free and reduced lunches at school. Kids Cafe meals and snacks are specifically selected to appeal to kid’s notoriously picky palates and to meet their special nutritional guidelines. Meals and enrichment activities are available to all youth under 18 years of age. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your infants 0-12 months to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM.

Baby Story Time with Ms. Mynique

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your infants to enjoy stories, bounces, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Then stay and play with soft toys and blocks! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Mynique Adams. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Adventure Playground

Eastside Adventure Playground is a one of a kind play area that allows kids to create their own play adventure. Nestled in the wooded forest of Deane’s Children’s Park, children are provided toolboxes, various building supplies, safety items and the freedom to create build-it-yourself play zones with the guidance of staff. Ages 12 and older may play without a parent present if they have a signed permission slip. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and Sundays, through Aug. (closed July 10); Sundays only in Sept. (closed Sept. 4). Donations accepted. Closed-toe shoes required. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-275-7882. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Deane's Children's Park 5500 Island Crest Way Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.mercergov.org.

Mid-Summer Carnival

South Sound Games, prizes, face painting, treats, crafts and more. Tickets 25 cents each, activities take 1 to 4 tickets. Ages 12 and younger. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Pioneer Park 324 S. Meridian Puyallup WA 98371. For more info visit www.puyallupparksandrec.com.

KidSummer Movie Festival

Seattle Area See a different kids’ movie (that's based on a book) in an air-conditioned theater. Kid-sized snacks and non-carbonated drinks available for purchase. Doors open 1:30 p.m. movie begins at 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 24. $3. July 13: The Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG) July 20: The Iron Giant (PG) July 27: Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (PG) Aug. 3: Howl's Moving Castl (PG) Aug. 10: Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (G) Aug. 17: Harriet the Spy (PG) Aug. 24: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-721-3156. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 1:30 PM. Ark Lodge Cinemas 4816 Rainier Ave. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit arklodgecinemas.com.

Anansi the Spider

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Anansi the spider plays tricks on everyone and gets into a lot of trouble. Oregon Shadow Theatre brings this West African trickster to life with live music and colorful shadow puppets. For grades K and up. Description: This year's Summer of Learning program "Astounding Tales of Nature!" encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Candy Experiments

The Seattle Public Library Where: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Loralee Leavitt demonstrates basic chemistry, physics and nutrition concepts using bubbling Warheads, giant gummy worms, bobbing conversation hearts and sinking marshmallows. For grades K-5. Description: This year's Summer of Learning program "Astounding Tales of Nature!" encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch 206-684-4705 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Finch Robots

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to program a Finch robot to change colors, move in different directions, avoid obstacles and more. Work together and learn programming. For middle school and high school. Registration required. Description: This year's Summer of Learning program "Astounding Tales of Nature!" encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4. Notes: Registration is required. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mobile Game Design Series

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Do you want to become a game designer? Create a mobile video game that anyone will be able to play with a mobile phone or tablet. For grades 6-8. Registration required. Description: This year's Summer of Learning program "Astounding Tales of Nature!" encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4. Notes: Registration is required. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Teen Social Hour

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: This is a Teen Space event for teens 12 and up. Description: Long day at school? Nothing to do after school? Got a little time on your hands? Well, come to the Rainier Beach Branch and hang out with your friends and other teens your age. At Teen Social Hour you get to play video games, board games, listen to music, use a computer, talk and laugh out loud, and eat until the food runs out. This is a Teen Space event for middle school and high school students, only. You must be between 12 and 18 to attend. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Library Visit to Jackson Park Village

The Seattle Public Library Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Jackson Park Village 14378 30th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join Children's Librarian, Nancy P, for fun Summer of Learning activities in conjunction with the Hunger Intervention free afternoon snack for youth at Jackson Park Village! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: It is Somali story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

"Weird Al" Yankovic - The Mandatory World Tour

Seattle Area BECU ZooTunes presented by Carter Subaru is proud to present "Weird Al" Yankovic - The Mandatory World Tour on July 26 & 27. $35 to $269, one child (ages 12 and younger) admitted free with each paid ticket. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-548-2500. Email: concerts@zoo.org. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Woodland Park Zoo 5500 Phinney Ave. N Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit zootunes.ticketfly.com.

Greenwood Seafair Parade

Seattle Area Bands, drill teams, floats, pirates and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-783-2244. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Greenwood Avenue from N. 95th Street to N. 85th Street, west to Sixth Avenue N.W. Seattle WA. For more info visit www.seafair.com.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Seattle Area The Sounds of Summer Concert Series at University Village is a series of free concerts on Wednesday evenings beginning July 13 and running through August 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Every year, Seattleites come out to shop, eat and enjoy the long summer evenings and live music from a mix of local favorites and well-known artists playing familiar hits and new selections. In addition to their favorite bands, concert-goers look forward to gourmet bites from University Village restaurants, the lively Ram Restaurant beer garden and fun activities in the kid’s play area. July 13 Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme July 20 Logan Brill July 27 The Nowhere Men August 3 LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends August 10 The Paperboys August 17 BowieVision August 24 Hit Explosion. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-523-0622. Email: info@uvillage.com. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. University Village 2623 NE University Village St. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit uvillage.com.

Movies @ Marymoor

Eastside The First Tech Movies@Marymoor Park feature big screen outdoor movies, live entertainment, trivia and the region’s best food trucks, Wednesdays July 6 through August 24. Seating opens at 6:30 pm followed by entertainment, trivia and event activities. Movies start at dusk. Presented by Overlake Medical Clinics. $5, free ages 5 and younger. $5 parking. July 6 Back to the Future July 13 Jurassic World July 20 Inside Out July 27 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Aug. 3 Aladdin Aug. 10 Singin’ in the Rain Aug. 17 Zootopia Aug. 24 The Princess Bride. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Email: info@epicevents.us. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Marymoor Park 6046 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.epiceap.com.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Beacon Hill Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Pajamas & Puppets

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It's time for pajamas and puppets at the Northeast Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy a puppet show -- along with stories, rhymes, songs and fun -- with our children's librarian. Description: Pajamas are welcome and encouraged! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Big Fish

Seattle Area Edward’s never been much of a dad, but as fantasy wages war with reality his tall tales of mermaids and giants may make his son a better man. Let yourself be reeled in by this adventurous and romantic musical based on the beloved novel and award-winning film. $25 to $46. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-781-9707. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 7:30 PM. Taproot Theatre 204 N. 85th St. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit taproottheatre.org.

Billy Elliott

North Sound Amidst the chaos of the 1984 miners’ strike in northern England, follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community—while changing his life forever. See performance preview guide online for content advisories. $36 to $68. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-257-8600. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 7:30 PM. Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit villagetheatre.org.

Minimu: Baby Playtime Play

Farther Afield On the second and fourth Thursday, find a supportive community and connect with your child in the welcoming space of Kids Discovery Museum! Meet other new parents and babies (birth – 18 month) to share experiences, play together and learn from one another. This Thursday, enjoy activities that support motor skills and creativity – from ramps and tunnels to yoga ball fun, and more! $7 adult/child pair. Complimentary coffee provided by Starbucks. Age recommendation: Infant. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-855-4650. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Kids Discovery Museum 301 Ravine Lane NE Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit www.kidimu.org.

Toddler Time at SkyMania

Eastside Kids ages 5 and younger can come jump on trampolines! Parents are free and can enjoy free hot beverages plus a comfortable setting to relax while the kids play. No coupons or discounts allowed at this session. $5. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-825-7599. Email: info@skymaniatrampolines.com. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. SkyMania Trampolines 11801 NE 116th St. Suite B Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit www.skymaniatrampolines.com.

Children’s Concerts

North Sound The Not-Its! July 7, Eric Herman & the Thunder Puppies July 14, Recess Monkey July 21, The Brian Waite Band July 28, Rolie Polie Guacamole Aug. 4, Tim Noah Aug. 11, Caspar Babypants Aug. 18. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-257-8700. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Thornton A. Sullivan Park 11405 Silver Lake Road Everett WA 98208. For more info visit everettwa.gov.

Evergreen State Fair

North Sound Old-fashioned fair features animals, carnival, concerts, music, rodeo (Sept. 2-4), food, contests and exhibits. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Sept. 4, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 5. $12, $8 seniors and ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and younger and ages 90 and older, other packages and discounts available. All admissions discounted Sept. 5. $10 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-805-6700. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Ave. S.E. Monroe WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

Shake, Rattle and Roll! at Neighborhood House

The Seattle Public Library Where: non-library location. Address: Neighborhood House 6400 Sylvan Way S.W. Seattle, WA 98126. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Hear trickster tales from West Africa and learn African drum rhythms with Gansango African Music & Dance. Make music with a bell, shaker or drum, and sing "Mary Had A Little Goat." For all ages. Description: This year's Summer of Learning program "Astounding Tales of Nature!" encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:35 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Family Story Time at the Greenwood Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Description: Family Story Time is designed for children ages 1-5. Please arrive early to grab your ticket and ensure your seat. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time at the Southwest Branch

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Beacon Hill Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at Central Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Anansi the Spider

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Anansi the spider plays tricks on everyone and gets into a lot of trouble. Oregon Shadow Theatre brings this West African trickster to life with live music and colorful shadow puppets. For grades K and up. Description: This year's Summer of Learning program "Astounding Tales of Nature!" encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Seattle Kids Tour

Seattle Area We are offering a private family walking tour for young ages in Downtown Seattle. Though every tour varies a little, our typical rout includes Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Central Library and a few fun stops in between. We have more tour times available and are flexible with schedules. Shoot us an email or call, we would love to book you a tour! $100 for a private tour for 2 to 5 people, $150 for 6 to 10 people. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-553-9024. Email: kidsbookings@seattlebyfoot.com. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Pike Place Market First Avenue and Pine Street Seattle WA 98101.

Tugboat Storytime

Seattle Area Listen to stories about boats and the sea aboard the Arthur Foss, a 100-year-old tugboat. After stories, there is time to explore the boat. This is an indoor/outdoor activity; dress accordingly. Ages 2 to 5. Not intended for preschool groups. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-382-2628. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Historic Ships Wharf 866 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.atlakeunionpark.org.

Glinda of Oz

Eastside Youth Theatre Northwest presents the final tale in L. Frank Baum's series, performed by local actors ages 7 to 17. There are three kinds of magic in the Land of Oz. Animals and beasts have their natural magic, Glinda and the Wizard practice sorcery, and Princess Ozma, supreme ruler of Oz, uses her fairy magic to keep the peace. But in a faraway corner of this enchanted land, a new kind of magic has been born. The kind of magic that leads to war. It’s up to Princess Ozma and her dear old friend Dorothy to end a deadly feud between the Flatnoggins and the Skeezers. But things go horribly awry and the two princesses are trapped under a powerful spell. Who will return peace to Oz? Will their voices be heard in time? Glinda of Oz is best for ages 6 and older. 7 pm Fridays and Saturdays, 2 pm Sundays, 11 am Thursdays, July 15-31. $15 to $17. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-232-4145 ext. 109. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 11:00 AM. Mercer Island High School 9100 SE 42nd St. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit youththeatre.org.

StoryTime for Kids

Eastside Join Carolyn each Thursday morning at 11 a.m. for a lively hour of stories and art. Animated readings will entertain your children and help them form positive reading habits. Painting and drawing will stimulate their creative minds. Juice and cookies to follow. Ideal for kids ages 3 to 7. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-462-4500. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. University Book Store 990 102nd Ave. N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bookstore.washington.edu.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Wallingford Branch. Room Location: Community meeting room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Wallingford Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Greenwood Library! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Description: Baby Story Time is designed for babies ages 0-12 months. Please arrive early to grab your ticket and ensure your seat. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program

The Seattle Public Library Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: United Way and Food Lifeline to bring healthy and kid friendly foods to where kids in need already live, learn and play. Description: Kids Cafes are located in high need communities, where more than half the students qualify for free and reduced lunches at school. Kids Cafe meals and snacks are specifically selected to appeal to kid’s notoriously picky palates and to meet their special nutritional guidelines. Meals and enrichment activities are available to all youth under 18 years of age. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: The Seattle Public Library has partnered with United Way and Food Lifeline to bring healthy and kid friendly foods to where kids in need already live, learn and play. Description: Kids Cafes are located in high need communities, where more than half the students qualify for free and reduced lunches at school. Kids Cafe meals and snacks are specifically selected to appeal to kid’s notoriously picky palates and to meet their special nutritional guidelines. Meals and enrichment activities are available to all youth under 18 years of age. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Adventure Playground

Eastside Adventure Playground is a one of a kind play area that allows kids to create their own play adventure. Nestled in the wooded forest of Deane’s Children’s Park, children are provided toolboxes, various building supplies, safety items and the freedom to create build-it-yourself play zones with the guidance of staff. Ages 12 and older may play without a parent present if they have a signed permission slip. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and Sundays, through Aug. (closed July 10); Sundays only in Sept. (closed Sept. 4). Donations accepted. Closed-toe shoes required. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-275-7882. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Deane's Children's Park 5500 Island Crest Way Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.mercergov.org.

Drop in STEAM Activties

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Every week we will have a different activity on our center table. Come, participate and learn something new. Description: Join us to do a different Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math activity every week at the center table. Staff will be present to assist in the activities. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Billy Elliott

North Sound Amidst the chaos of the 1984 miners’ strike in northern England, follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community—while changing his life forever. See performance preview guide online for content advisories. $36 to $68. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-257-8600. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 2:00 PM. Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit villagetheatre.org.

Game On!

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for board games and open play on the Xbox Kinect and Wii. For grades 6-12. Description: This year's Summer of Learning program "Astounding Tales of Nature!" encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Shop the FriendShop Pop-Up!

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The FriendShop is coming to the Lake City Branch! Description: Join the Friends of The Seattle Public Library for our Pop-up Shop. Pop in to purchase: - Pre-owned paperbacks and children's books for $1 - Goodies from the FriendShop, including tote bags, mugs and jewelry - Gifts for readers Members will receive two free hard cover fiction books as a member benefit. Renew or join today! Your support helps the Friends advocate, educate and raise funds on behalf of The Seattle Public Library. Notes: All proceeds benefit The Seattle Public Library. For more information, visit www.friendsofspl.org. More...: http://www.friendsofspl.org/. Contact: FriendShop 206-733-9015. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Library Activities during the Hunger Intervention Afternoon Snack

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Children and their grownups are invited to enjoy stories and art and science activities, as well as healthy free snacks provided by Hunger Intervention Program. Description: This will take place in the park just north of the library! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Thursday Special

North Sound Imagine Children's Museum is half price 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays. No groups, field trips or coupons. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-258-1006. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Imagine Children's Museum 1502 Wall St. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.imaginecm.org.

La hora de cuentos de bomberos/Firefighter Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. LEAP. Language: English, Español. Summary: La biblioteca pública de Seattle invita estudiantes de preescolar, padres y cuidadores de niños a una hora de cuentos especial que destaca la seguridad contra incendios. Description: Los bomberos leeran libros sobre seguridad contra incendios y monstraran algunos de los equipos de lucha contra incendios. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: The Seattle Public Library invites preschoolers, parents and caregivers to a special story time that highlights fire safety. Seattle firefighters will read books about fire safety and display some of their firefighting equipment. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Top Ten Toys Playday

Seattle Area Kids ages 5 and older can participate in craft activities (while supplies last).  July 7: Make your own flower crown and rhinestone ring July 14: Shrinky dinks party July 21: Wikki Stix party July 28: Color your own dino or dragon. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-782-0098. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Top Ten Toys 120 N. 85th St. Seattle WA. For more info visit www.toptentoys.com.

Gage Teen Art Studios

Eastside Teens can participate in hands-on art activities with Gage Academy of Art. See schedule online. FREE. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-519-0770. Email: andrea@gageacademy.org. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuearts.org.

Library Activities at the Lake City Farmers' Market

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Enjoy science, technology, reading, engineering, art and math activities at the Lake City Farmers' Market right in front of the Lake City Branch! For kids of all ages and their grownups. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:15 PM.

Cartoon Happy Hour

Seattle Area Bring the family and watch cartoons on the big screen every Thursday evening as you take advantage of special food and drink offers. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Central Cinema 1411 21st Ave. Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit central-cinema.com.

Toys Teen Night

Seattle Area Wondering where everyone's favorite childhood toys came from? MOHAI invites all Seattle area teens and TeenTix members to enter the vintage world of "Toys from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s." Join an oversized game tournament, create a LEGO mini-figure, take a picture at the "Toys" selfie station, and try a slew of fun games with special guests Card Kingdom. Then be sure to uncover the origins of Barbie, GI Joe, Slinky, and Mr. Potato Head. Included with admission. $19.95, $15.95 seniors, $13.95 students, free ages 14 and younger with an adult, $5 for TeenTix members (www.teentix.org/sign-up). Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-324-1126. Email: education@mohai.org. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) 860 Terry Ave. N Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit bit.ly.

Chess Club

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children, teens and adults - people of all ages are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction also available. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Ice Cream Social

Seattle Area We're partnering with Whole Foods Market for a fun family event with ice cream and other frozen treats, live music, games, activities, and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-782-2543. Email: garden@swansonsnursery.com. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Swansons Nursery 9701 15th Ave. NW Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit www.swansonsnursery.com.

Summer at SAM

Seattle Area Get outside, play, picnic, and create this summer at the Olympic Sculpture Park. SAM presents an entire summer season packed full of activities and performances that combine visual art, music, and community. Every Thursday (starting July 7) from 6 to 8 pm, catch live music, dance, enjoy food from Seattle’s best food trucks and grab a drink from Taste. When you’re ready to get creative, take part in DIY art projects and take opinionated tours of the park. Kids and their grownups will love our Summer at SAM kid’s corner and art-making activities. Take it easy and sprawl out under monumental sculptures like Alexander Calder’s The Eagle or take a quiet walk with breathtaking views of the mountains and water. All Summer at SAM programs are FREE, open to the public, and all-ages. Summer at SAM events occur every Thurs. 6 to 8 pm and Sat. 9 am to 3 pm during July and August. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Olympic Sculpture Park 2901 Western Ave. Seattle WA 98121. For more info visit www.seattleartmuseum.org.

¡Hora de Cuentos! (Spanish Story Time at the Lake City Farmers Market)

The Seattle Public Library Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Lake City Farmers Market NE 125th & 28th NE. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: It is story time at the Lake City Farmers Market! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y jugeos divertidos en español con Marco Cortes. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children and their families are invited to celebrate stories, songs, and fun in Spanish with Marco Cortes. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Movies at Magnuson Park

Seattle Area The PEMCO Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park feature big screen outdoor movies, live entertainment, trivia and the region’s best food trucks Thursdays from July 7 through August 25. Seating opens at 6:30 pm followed by entertainment, trivia and event activities. Movies start at dusk. All events are dog friendly. Presented by Seattle Children’s. $5, free ages 5 and younger. 2016 Schedule July 7 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off July 14 Labyrinth July 21 Star Wars: The Force Awakens July 28 The Incredibles Aug. 4 Guardians of the Galaxy Aug. 11 Zootopia Aug. 18 The Sandlot Aug. 25 The Goonies. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Email: info@epicevents.us. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Magnuson Park 7400 Sand Point Way NE Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.epiceap.com.

Family Fun Night

North Sound Join us for this free summer program full of activities that help promote a healthy, active lifestyle through games, music and community interaction. Family Fun Nights are geared for families with children ages 5 to 12. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Clark Park 2400 Lombard Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit everettwa.gov.

Hamlet

Eastside After receiving news of his father’s death, a young man comes home to a much changed world. Doubt, uncertainty, and grief dog him at every turn. Struggling to make sense of the new order, Hamlet faces a crossroad. He can consent, or rage against the injustice around him. Rich with soaring language, Shakespeare’s masterpiece opens up with fresh insights with each new viewing. Presented by Wooden O. FREE, donations welcomed. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:00 PM. Luther Burbank Park 2040 84th Ave. SE Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.seattleshakespeare.org.

Love's Labour's Lost

Eastside The idealistic resolve of four young men gets tested by four young ladies who show up at their doorstep.  The King and his friends vow to abstain from women’s company for three years. They plan to devote their time to academics. The Princess of France and her ladies arrive for a visit just as the vows leave the men’s lips. It’s will against want and heart against head in this delightful summer romance. Presented by Wooden O. FREE, donations welcomed. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:00 PM. Issaquah Community Center 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit www.seattleshakespeare.org.

Mostly Music in the Park - Coco Loco

Eastside Join us in Mercerdale Park for the Mercer Island Arts Council's annual summer concert series. Concerts feature various bands and artists from around the region, performing a wide variety of music. This week we are featuring Coco Loco - Latin music! Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-275-7609. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Mercerdale Park 77th Avenue SE & SE 32nd Street Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit www.mercergov.org.

Family Movies in the Park

North Sound Seating begins 7 p.m. with pre-movie entertainment. Concessions available. FREE, donations accepted. July 14: Kung Fu Pand 3 (PG) July 21: The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (PG-13) July 28: Cinderella (PG) Aug. 4: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13) Aug. 11: Big Hero 6 (PG) Aug. 18: Inside Out (PG). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:00 PM. Willis Tucker Park 6705 Puget Park Drive Snohomish WA 98296. For more info visit snohomishcountywa.gov.

Mary Poppins

North Sound One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Presented by Ludus Performing Arts. 7 pm July 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30; 2 pm July 16-17, 20 and 24. $18, $14 seniors and children. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-239-6627. Email: annie@ludusyouththeatre.org. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Everett PUD Auditorium 2320 California St. Everett WA 98201.

Big Fish

Seattle Area Edward’s never been much of a dad, but as fantasy wages war with reality his tall tales of mermaids and giants may make his son a better man. Let yourself be reeled in by this adventurous and romantic musical based on the beloved novel and award-winning film. $25 to $46. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-781-9707. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:30 PM. Taproot Theatre 204 N. 85th St. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit taproottheatre.org.

Billy Elliott

North Sound Amidst the chaos of the 1984 miners’ strike in northern England, follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community—while changing his life forever. See performance preview guide online for content advisories. $36 to $68. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-257-8600. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:30 PM. Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit villagetheatre.org.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

North Sound Play about a bloodthirsty barber is produced by young people with Village Theatre’s KIDSTAGE. 7:30 pm Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 pm Sundays, through July 24. $12 to $14. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-740-5035. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:30 PM. Cope Gillette Theatre 2730 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit villagetheatre.org.

Bat Trek

Seattle Area Our guided Bat Trek features a presentation on bats of the Pacific Northwest and a guided walk to locate and identify these creatures of the night with the setting sun as our backdrop. We'll observe  and listen for local bats in their natural habitat, flitting through the trees and skimming over the water as they devour a bounty of flying insects. It's a fantastic way to explore this magical piece of our local urban environment. No pets, please. Ages 8 and older. $5. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-652-2444 ext. 100. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Seward Park Audubon Center 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals Car Show

South Sound More than 2,500 cars and trucks on display (rods, customs, classics and muscle cars), plus exhibits, music, kids’ activities and more. 8 am to 5 pm July 29, 8 am to 8 pm July 30, 8 am to 3 pm July 31. $17 to $20, $6 ages 7 to 12, $5 discount for military. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Friday, July 29, 2016, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Washington State Fair Events Center 110 Ninth Ave. SW Puyallup WA 98371. For more info visit good-guys.com.

Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair

Eastside Features arts and crafts marketplace, KIDSfair (hands-on craft activities), demonstrations, entertainment, food and more. 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 29-30, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 31. Shuttles available from South Kirkland, Eastgate, Kingsgate and South Bellevue Park and Ride lots (fee). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-519-0770. Friday, July 29, 2016, 9:30 AM – 9:30 PM. Bellevue Square and Bellevue Arts Museum 575 Bellevue Square Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuearts.org.

Kruckeberg Garden Tots

Seattle Area Come enjoy a fun hands-on exploration of the garden and the things living in it, with different themes, activities and crafts each week. $7/family, free for members. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-546-1281. Email: programs@kruckeberg.org. Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Kruckeberg Botanic Garden 20312 15th Ave. NW Shoreline WA 98177. For more info visit kruckeberg.org.

6th Street Fair

Eastside Arts and crafts, food, music and kids’ hands-on activities. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 29-30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 31. Shuttles available from South Kirkland, Eastgate, Kingsgate and South Bellevue Park and Ride lots (fee). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-453-1223. Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. N.E. Sixth St. and 106th Ave. N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuedowntown.com.

Bellevue Festival of the Arts

Eastside Juried arts and crafts, music, food and more. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 29-30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 31. Shuttles available from South Kirkland, Eastgate, Kingsgate and South Bellevue Park and Ride lots (fee). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-363-2048. Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Cost Plus World Market parking lot 10300 N.E. Eighth St. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuefest.org.

Evergreen State Fair

North Sound Old-fashioned fair features animals, carnival, concerts, music, rodeo (Sept. 2-4), food, contests and exhibits. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Sept. 4, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 5. $12, $8 seniors and ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and younger and ages 90 and older, other packages and discounts available. All admissions discounted Sept. 5. $10 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-805-6700. Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Ave. S.E. Monroe WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

Enumclaw Street Fair

South Sound Kids Zone, entertainment, food, vendors and more. 5K run/walk and kids’ dash (9 a.m. July 30, $10 to $25). 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 29-30. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Downtown Enumclaw.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Rainier Beach Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Discovery Friday

Farther Afield Curious explorers are invited to KiDiMu for STEM-based activities that take on a different subject each week. Included with admission. $8. July Topics: July 1 MILKY Fireworks July 8 Junk Boats & Floating Experiment July 15 Rainbow in a Jar July 22 Bubble Painting July 29 Vinegar and Baking Soda-powered boats. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-855-4650. Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Kids Discovery Museum 301 Ravine Lane NE Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit www.kidimu.org.

Seattle Kids Tour

Seattle Area We are offering a private family walking tour for young ages in Downtown Seattle. Though every tour varies a little, our typical rout includes Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Central Library and a few fun stops in between. We have more tour times available and are flexible with schedules. Shoot us an email or call, we would love to book you a tour! $100 for a private tour for 2 to 5 people, $150 for 6 to 10 people. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-553-9024. Email: kidsbookings@seattlebyfoot.com. Friday, July 29, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Pike Place Market First Avenue and Pine Street Seattle WA 98101.

Story Time with PJ Library

Seattle Area Every Friday, come enjoy stories and songs with PJ Library. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-937-8732. Friday, July 29, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe 3770 SW Alaska St. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit chacocanyoncafe.com.

The Funny Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling at Lake City Community Center

The Seattle Public Library Where: non-library location. Address: Lake City Community Center 12531 28th Ave. N.E. Seattle, WA 98125. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join Thistle Theatre for an adventure in puppetry based on a Japanese tale. A witty woman follows a rice dumpling down a hole and ends up in a world made of origami. For all ages. Description: This year's Summer of Learning program "Astounding Tales of Nature!" encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, July 29, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hands-on Candy Experiments Workshop

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Loralee Leavitt introduces basic chemistry, physics and nutrition while teens get their hands sticky making Warheads bubble, dissolving Pop Rocks and more. For grades 6-8. Registration required. Description: This year's Summer of Learning program "Astounding Tales of Nature!" encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4. Notes: Registration is required. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, July 29, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Suncadia Summer Multisport Festival

Farther Afield Active Expo with information and demonstrations (noon to 6 pm July 29, 8 am to 3 pm July 20, 8 am to noon July 31), brewfest, live music, running and cycling events (cost varies), kids' events and more. See schedule online. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Suncadia Resort Cle Ellum WA. For more info visit energyevents.com.

Service Learning

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join other teens to help with programs, guide the Library and work on group projects this summer. Service learning credit is available to high school students. For grades 9-12./strong>. Description: This year's Summer of Learning program "Astounding Tales of Nature!" encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, July 29, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Hands-on Writing Workshop: Louder, Faster, Funnier

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Get creative with staff from The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas. Use improv theater techniques to develop written work, celebrate with a reading/performance. For grades 3-5. Registration required. Description: This year's Summer of Learning program "Astounding Tales of Nature!" encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4. Notes: Registration is required. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, July 29, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Summer Nights on the Strato Deck

North Sound Wind down after work at the ONLY happy hour event along the Paine Field airport flightline. Watch planes soar and enjoy delicious food and drinks, while dancing to eclectic live music. All ages welcome. $10, $5 members. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-438-8100. Email: melvin@futureofflight.org. Friday, July 29, 2016, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Future of Flight Aviation Center 8415 Paine Field Blvd. Mukilteo WA 98275. For more info visit www.futureofflight.org.

Tour de Terrace

North Sound Carnival, street fair, food, entertainment, parade (7 pm July 29), car show (9 am to 3 pm July 30), fireworks (10 pm July 30) and more. 4 to 11:30 pm July 29, 8 am to 11:30 pm July 30, 8 am to 8 pm July 31. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-791-5956. Friday, July 29, 2016, 4:00 PM – 11:30 PM. Evergreen Playfield 22400 56th Ave. W. Mountlake Terrace WA. For more info visit www.tourdeterrace.org.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: (It is Somali story time at Rainier Beach! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun.). More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, July 29, 2016, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Family Fun Evenings

Seattle Area Intergeneration play time in the park with music, entertainers and special activities, Friday evenings through Aug. 26. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 29, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. International Children's Park 700 S. Lane St. Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Summer Film Series at the Beacon Hill Branch: 'Zootopia'

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a summer film screening at the Beacon Hill Branch Library. We will be showing "Zootopia.". Description: Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprising habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it's a melting pot where animals from every environment live together. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn't so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde. Rating: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Run time: 108 min. View in Catalog: "Zootopia". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, July 29, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games

South Sound Competitive dancing, piping and drumming, arts and crafts, traditional food and more. No pets. 5:30 to 11 p.m. July 29, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 30, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. July 31. FREE July 29, otherwise $17, $12 seniors, military and ages 5 to 17, half-price after 4 p.m. $7 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-522-2541. Friday, July 29, 2016, 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Enumclaw Expo Center 45224 284th Ave. S.E. Enumclaw WA 98022. For more info visit www.sshga.org.

Backyard Bard: Pericles

Seattle Area Pericles is a risk-taker. He realizes that whatever answer he gives to a riddle will get him killed. So begins an epic journey of ambitious risks, great rewards, and big falls for the Prince of Tyre. Pericles marries, has a daughter, and is separated from both along the way; shipwrecks always seem to happen at the darndest times. All three of them lead strange, marvelous lives and travel convoluted pathways to the end, when they’re miraculously reunited. Presented by GreenStage. FREE, donations welcomed. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:00 PM. Othello Park 4351 S. Othello St. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit greenstage.org.

Renton Outdoor Movie

Seattle Area Bring blankets or low-back chairs for a movie at dusk at two Renton locations. ​7:45 pm entertainment (Coulon Park), movies at dusk; 7 pm tickets available at Aquatic Center, movie at 8 pm. FREE, $5 at Aquatic Center. May be canceled by weather; call ahead. July 22: Aladdin (G) at Gene Coulon Park July 29: Minions (PG) at Henry Moses Aquatic Center. Aug. 5: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13) at Gene Coulon Aug. 12: The Goonies (PG) at Henry Moses Aquatic Center. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-430-6719. Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:00 PM. Henry Moses Aquatic Center 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Hwy Renton WA 98057. For more info visit rentonwa.gov.

Shakespeare in the Park: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Seattle Area Sir John Falstaff arrives in Windsor somewhat short on cash, and decides his best remedy for the situation is to marry a rich woman. He sets about courting the married Mistress Ford and Mistress Page, sending identical letters to each. The merry wives quickly figure out Falstaff’s game, and while they’re not at all interested in his advances, they lead him on in order to play a series of jokes and indignities on him. Meanwhile, three suitors compete for the hand of Page’s daughter, Anne. Who will win? And what of the others in this tale of love and marriage, jealousy and revenge? Presented by GreenStage. FREE, donations welcomed. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:00 PM. Camp Long 5200 35th Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit greenstage.org.

The Merry Wives of Windsor, Iowa

Seattle Area Hanky-panky in Windsor – Iowa, that is. Senator John Falstaff has lost the Iowa caucus and is deep in debt. Hoping to unload some local purses into his pockets, the D.C. politician eyes two women – both married, one to a man, one to a woman. But in this heartland homeland, where gay marriage is legal and the state fair is about to open, hubris gets its comeuppance. In a unique “translation” originally commissioned for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Alison Carey blends today’s language with Shakespeare’s words, mirroring his outrageous plot and comical characters, and unleashing a rapid-fire, shamelessly witty twist on the original play. Ensembles features actors in grades 9 through 12. 7 pm July 22-23 and 29-30, 2 pm July 24. FREE, donations welcomed. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-524-1300. Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:00 PM. Bathhouse Theater 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.seattlepublictheater.org.

Camelot

Eastside Queen Arthur and her love, Prince Galahad, work tirelessly from the moment of their coronation to create a utopian realm in the land of Camelot.  But when the dashing Sir Lancelot arrives at court, closely followed by Arthur's estranged daughter Mordred, will the intrigue prove too much for even the most loyal of courts?  Camelot is a classic musical, reinterpreted to be relevant to today's world.  You and your family are invited to join us on this adventure in merry olde England, which includes such familiar songs as "Camelot," "If Ever I Would Leave You," and "C'est Moi!" 7 pm July 29-30, 2 pm July 30. $5. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-452-7155. Email: BYT@bellevuewa.gov. Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:00 PM. Bellevue Youth Theatre – Crossroads 16051 NE 10th Street Bellevue, WA 98008. For more info visit bellevuewa.gov.

Glinda of Oz

Eastside Youth Theatre Northwest presents the final tale in L. Frank Baum's series, performed by local actors ages 7 to 17. There are three kinds of magic in the Land of Oz. Animals and beasts have their natural magic, Glinda and the Wizard practice sorcery, and Princess Ozma, supreme ruler of Oz, uses her fairy magic to keep the peace. But in a faraway corner of this enchanted land, a new kind of magic has been born. The kind of magic that leads to war. It’s up to Princess Ozma and her dear old friend Dorothy to end a deadly feud between the Flatnoggins and the Skeezers. But things go horribly awry and the two princesses are trapped under a powerful spell. Who will return peace to Oz? Will their voices be heard in time? Glinda of Oz is best for ages 6 and older. 7 pm Fridays and Saturdays, 2 pm Sundays, 11 am Thursdays, July 15-31. $15 to $17. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-232-4145 ext. 109. Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:00 PM. Mercer Island High School 9100 SE 42nd St. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit youththeatre.org.

Hamlet

Eastside After receiving news of his father’s death, a young man comes home to a much changed world. Doubt, uncertainty, and grief dog him at every turn. Struggling to make sense of the new order, Hamlet faces a crossroad. He can consent, or rage against the injustice around him. Rich with soaring language, Shakespeare’s masterpiece opens up with fresh insights with each new viewing. Presented by Wooden O. FREE, donations welcomed. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:00 PM. Luther Burbank Park 2040 84th Ave. SE Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.seattleshakespeare.org.

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

Eastside Pity poor Imogen! Her dad, King Cymbeline, banishes her love Posthumus from the kingdom because he wants her to marry royally and produce a proper heir. The Queen, her stepmother, wants her own son Cloten to marry her and plots to kill both Imogen and Cymbeline in a power grab. Posthumus, in Italy, makes a really dumb bet that leads to lots of trouble. Palace intrigue, treachery, murder plots, and deception challenge the characters of Cymbeline who, with the help of two surprise players, overcome mistrust and jealousy to live happily ever after. Except the Queen and Cloten, who as bad guys get what they deserve. Presented by GreenStage. FREE, donations welcomed. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:00 PM. Fall City Park 4101 Fall City-Carnation Road S.E. Fall City WA 98024. For more info visit greenstage.org.

Late Night Campfire Program on Jetty Island

North Sound Take part in your favorite Jetty Campfire program or just enjoy a sunset on the beach. Campfires include gooey marshmallow snacks. Sat. July 9, Ghost Stories Fri. July 15, Drum Circle Sat. July 23, Sea Shanty and Tales of the Sea Fri. July 29, Camp Songs Sat. Aug 6, Campfire Jokes Fri. Aug 12, Campfire Sat. Aug 20, Campfire Fri. Aug 26, Jetty Night Life Sat. Sep 3, Native American Stories Ferry reservations available for Everett residents or groups of 8 or more. Ferry runs 10 am to 6 pm Mondays through Thursdays, 10 am to 9 pm Fridays and Saturdays, 10 am to 7 pm Sundays, through Sept. 5. $1 to $2 suggested ferry donation, $3 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 10th Street and W. Marine View Drive Everett WA. For more info visit everettwa.gov.

Mary Poppins

North Sound One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Presented by Ludus Performing Arts. 7 pm July 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30; 2 pm July 16-17, 20 and 24. $18, $14 seniors and children. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-239-6627. Email: annie@ludusyouththeatre.org. Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Everett PUD Auditorium 2320 California St. Everett WA 98201.

Beauty and the Beast

South Sound ManeStage Theatre presents the musical based on the popular Disney film. 7 pm Fridays and Saturdays, 2 pm weekends (no 2 pm show July 16) through Aug. 7. $12 to $22. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-447-7645. Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:00 PM. Sumner Performing Arts Center 1707 Main St. Sumner WA 98390. For more info visit www.manestagetheatre.com.

Family Campout at Owen Beach

South Sound Join us for a night under the stars with your family and friends. includes tent space, evening snack, evening program, kids crafts, games and a sunrise breakfast. You will need to bring a tent, sleeping bag, toiletries, flashlight, camp chairs, and any other camping equipment you may need. No member discounts available. $50 for a 4-person tent, $75 for a 6-person tent, $100 for an 8-person tent. Pre-register. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-591-6439. Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:00 PM – Saturday, July 30, 2016, 9:00 AM. Owen Beach at Point Defiance Park 5400 N. Pearl St. Tacoma WA 98407. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Movies in the Park

South Sound Bring blankets and chairs. Concessions available. Pre-show activities start at 7 pm, movie starts at dusk. July 15: The Shaggy Dog (PG) at Frontier Park July 29: The Good Dinosaur (PG) at Heritage Recreation Center Aug. 19: Aladdin (G) at Sprinker Recreation Center Aug. 26: Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG) at Meridian Habitat Park. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-798-4177. Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:00 PM. Heritage Recreation Center 9010 128th St. E Puyallup WA 98373. For more info visit piercecountywa.org.

Summer Sounds and Cinema

South Sound Great music and fun family movies make Friday nights in Auburn a real treat for the whole family. July 29, The Good Dinosaur, Lea Hill Park, 12305 SE 316th Street August 5, Minions, Sunset Park, 1306 69th Street SE August 12, Zootopia, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth Street SE. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-931-3043. Email: events@auburnwa.gov. Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Lea Hill Park 12305 SE 316th St. Auburn WA 98092. For more info visit www.auburnwa.gov.

The Music Man

South Sound The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Wilson’s six-time, Tony Award winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River city, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t’ know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. Presented by Rosebud Children's Theatre Conservatory, featuring actors ages 13 to 20. 7 pm July 29-30 and Aug. 5-6, 2 pm July 31 and Aug. 7. $10 to $18. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Email: Info@rosebudctc.org. Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Federal Way United Methodist Church 29645 51st Ave. S Auburn WA 98001.

Music Under the Stars

Seattle Area Music Under the Stars is a fun way to introduce your kids to great music. At 7:15 pm, live classical music will be performed by an outstanding student ensemble, followed at 8 pm by a live audio broadcast of world-renowned artists performing at Benaroya Hall, streamed directly to the park by KING-FM. Bring a picnic, stretch out on the lawn, and enjoy the music in this casual, family-friendly evening. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM. Columbia Park 4721 Rainier Ave. S. (behind the library) Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit www.seattlechambermusic.org.

Cinema Under the Stars

North Sound Family entertainment (7:30 p.m.) and movie (dusk). Bring blankets and chairs. FREE. Cash-only concessions available. July 22: The Peanuts Movie (G) July 29: Inside Out (PG) Aug. 5: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13) Aug. 12: The Good Dinosaur (PG) Aug. 19: Zootopia (PG). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-257-8700. Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:30 PM. Thornton A. Sullivan Park Camp Sullivan Field 11405 Silver Lake Road Everett WA 98208. For more info visit everettwa.gov.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

North Sound Play about a bloodthirsty barber is produced by young people with Village Theatre’s KIDSTAGE. 7:30 pm Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 pm Sundays, through July 24. $12 to $14. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-740-5035. Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:30 PM. Cope Gillette Theatre 2730 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit villagetheatre.org.

Big Fish

Seattle Area Edward’s never been much of a dad, but as fantasy wages war with reality his tall tales of mermaids and giants may make his son a better man. Let yourself be reeled in by this adventurous and romantic musical based on the beloved novel and award-winning film. $25 to $46. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-781-9707. Friday, July 29, 2016, 8:00 PM. Taproot Theatre 204 N. 85th St. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit taproottheatre.org.

Billy Elliott

North Sound Amidst the chaos of the 1984 miners’ strike in northern England, follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community—while changing his life forever. See performance preview guide online for content advisories. $36 to $68. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-257-8600. Friday, July 29, 2016, 8:00 PM. Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit villagetheatre.org.

Edmonds Outdoor Movies

North Sound Despicable Me (PG) July 29, Top Gun (PG-13) Aug. 5. Bring blankets and chairs. Concessions available. Movie at dusk. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-771-0230. Friday, July 29, 2016, 8:00 PM. Frances Anderson Center Field 700 Main St. Edmonds WA 98020. For more info visit www.edmondswa.gov.

Grow in the Dark 5K

South Sound Nighttime half-mile kids' run (ages 10 and younger) and 5K with glow zones along the way. No strollers or pets. $25 to $35, $10 to $15 kids' run. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Friday, July 29, 2016, 8:00 PM. Thurston County Regional Athletic Complex 8341 Steilacoom Road S.E. Lacey WA 98513. For more info visit www.pnwmushroomfest.org.

Kandle Sunset Cinema

South Sound Bring blankets and folding chairs and watch Minions at dusk. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-305-1000. Friday, July 29, 2016, 8:00 PM. Kandle Park 2323 N. Shirley St. Tacoma WA 98406. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Mary Poppins

South Sound Tacoma Musical Playhouse presents the popular musical based on the Disney film and books by P.L. Travers. 8 pm Fridays and Saturdays, 2 pm weekends through July 31. $31, $29 students, seniors and military, $22 ages 12 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-565-6867. Email: boxoffice@tmp.org. Friday, July 29, 2016, 8:00 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

Friday Family Movies

South Sound July 1: Minions (PG)   July 8: The LEGO Movie (PG) July 15: Aladdin (G) July 22: The Good Dinosaur (PG) July 29: Brave (G). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 29, 2016, 9:00 PM. Skansie Brothers Park 3211 Harborview Drive Gig Harbor WA 98335. For more info visit www.gigharborguide.com.

Sail-In Cinema

North Sound Watch an outdoor movie from your boat or the nearby lawn. Free popcorn available while supplies last. Ages 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Showtime at dusk, Fridays through Aug. 19. FREE; moorage and guest moorage fees apply. July 15: Guardians of the Galaxy (9:30 p.m.) July 22: The Sandlot (9:25 p.m.) July 29: Miracle (9:15 p.m.) Aug. 5: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (9 p.m.) Aug. 12: Finding Nemo (8:50 p.m.) Aug. 19: Top Gun (8:35 p.m.). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 29, 2016, 9:15 PM. Boxcar Park and nearby docks 615 13th St. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.waterfront-place.com.