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Free Trial Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Monday, September 22, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Toddler Time

Seattle Area From dressing up like a wolf eel to fish-print painting and water play with ocean animal toys, Toddler Time will keep even the busiest of bodies engaged and entertained. A myriad of developmentally age-appropriate, hands-on activities await for tots to explore. Toddler Time takes place in our classrooms on select Mondays and Tuesdays, September through February. Drop in for any length of time between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Ages 5 and younger; must be accompanied by an adult. Included with admission. $21.95, $14.95 ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and younger. 2014/2015 Toddler Time dates: September 15, 16, 22 and 23 October 6, 7, 13 and 14 November 3, 4, 24 and 25 December 1, 2, 8 and 9 January 12, 13, 26 and 27 February 9, 10, 23 and 24. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Seattle Aquarium 1483 Alaskan Way Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

Seattle Area Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's story time at the Central Library!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y jugeos divertidos en español. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Children and their families are invited to celebrate stories, songs, and fun in Spanish. 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. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Banned Books Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Banned Books Story Time at the Capitol Hill Library! Enjoy stories and songs celebrating the freedom to read. For children ages 3 to 8 and their families. 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: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

Seattle Area Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español. Summary: The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5. Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time. Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources. Notes: Group is co-faciitated in English and Spanish. Younger and older siblings are welcome. 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: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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. 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: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Monday, September 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Monday, September 22, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Baby Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Ballard Branch! Bring your infants to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Ballard Branch! Bring your infants to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM.

Library Play Time

Seattle Area Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your children to the Library to play, read and meet other families. 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. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Rachael Bohn. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Delridge Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

After School Program

Seattle Area Where: Broadview Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. ESL. Language: English, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Volunteers from Horn of Africa Services will assist you with homework, with the exception of school holidays. Description: The After School Program provides homework assistance in a supportive environment on a drop-in basis. Volunteers serve all youth in grades K-12. These volunteers are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that while the After School Program is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: ትካል ወለንተኛታት ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ፣ ንተማሃሮ ብዘይ ዝኾነ ቖጸራ፣ ናይ ዕዮ ገዛ ሓገዝ ከምዝህብ ክንሕብረኩም ንፈቱ። Dad lacag la’aan ka caawiniya ardayda shaqada guriga oo kasocdo Horn of Africa ayaa jira. More Options: Homework Help for Children Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Lake City Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Nancy G. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Monday, September 22, 2014, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Korean Story Time

Seattle Area Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and activities in Korean! For Korean-speaking children ages 2 to 6 and their families, or those interested in the language. Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Phone: 206-362-7550. Pre-register: No. Monday, September 22, 2014, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Shoreline Library 345 N.E. 175th St. Shoreline WA 98155. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Broadview Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Bow-Wows and Books

Seattle Area Where: Northgate Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Practice your reading with certified reading dogs. Description: Practice reading with a new friend who is warm, friendly, and a perfect listener! Certified therapy dogs and their handlers join young readers to read one-on-one in a relaxing and nonjudgmental environment. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Llama at the Library

Seattle Area Where: Northgate Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: The Northgate Branch is thrilled to welcome Therapy Llama Comet and his trainer, Kaylee! Join us for llama books and songs, crafts using llama fiber, and a llama Q&A with Kaylee. Description: Kaylee Davidson has known Comet since he was five days old. Comet is one of a few certified therapy llamas in the United States. Together, Kaylee and Comet have visited nursing homes, summer camps, and made a splash at Pacific Northwest events including the Washington State Fair. They connected with the Seattle Public Library through Project Canine, whose Bow-wows and Books program – where children practice reading to therapy dogs – happens on Monday evenings at the Northgate Branch. Space is limited, so… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Green Lake Branch! Learn fun ways to increase the pre-literacy skills of your baby (0-12 months) with our children's librarian as you enjoy books, music, tummy tickles and meeting other parents and their babies. 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: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Family Story Time

Seattle Area Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM.

Pajama Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Queen Anne Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is pajama story time at the Queen Anne Branch! All ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs and crafts. You can wear your pajamas! 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: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Evening Preschool Story Time

Seattle Area Put on your PJ's and enjoy stories, rhymes, music and movement. Lots of wiggling and giggling guaranteed! This is a great way to get your child ready to read. Ideal for toddlers and preschoolers (and their families). Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-362-7550. Monday, September 22, 2014, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Shoreline Library 345 N.E. 175th St. Shoreline WA 98155. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Toddler Time

Seattle Area From dressing up like a wolf eel to fish-print painting and water play with ocean animal toys, Toddler Time will keep even the busiest of bodies engaged and entertained. A myriad of developmentally age-appropriate, hands-on activities await for tots to explore. Toddler Time takes place in our classrooms on select Mondays and Tuesdays, September through February. Drop in for any length of time between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Ages 5 and younger; must be accompanied by an adult. Included with admission. $21.95, $14.95 ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and younger. 2014/2015 Toddler Time dates: September 15, 16, 22 and 23 October 6, 7, 13 and 14 November 3, 4, 24 and 25 December 1, 2, 8 and 9 January 12, 13, 26 and 27 February 9, 10, 23 and 24. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Seattle Aquarium 1483 Alaskan Way Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

Seattle Area Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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. Schedule: 10 a.m. - Free play and circle time for children & caregivers 11:30 a.m. - Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together while children play. This group helps prepare children for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with other c… 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: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

First Day of Fall

Seattle Area What is your favorite thing about Fall? At the Museum, we love apples, school supplies and leaves that change colors! Celebrate the changing of the seasons with us by exploring them through a number of programs, and create a hand leaf to hang on our community tree in the museum lobby. Included with admission. $8.25, $7.25 grandparents, $7 military, free ages 12 months and younger. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Phone: 206-441-1768. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Seattle Children's Museum 305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit thechildrensmuseum.org.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

Seattle Area Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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. Schedule: 10:30 a.m. - Free play and circle time for children & caregivers 11:30 a.m. - Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together while children play This group helps prepare children for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with othe… 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: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

Seattle Area Where: West Seattle Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It's story time at the West Seattle Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. For ages 2 - 3 years old. 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: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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. 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: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Free Music Together Demo Class

Seattle Area This fall, get your kiddos up, dancing, learning, and developing a passion for music! Music Together® provides a relaxed and non-threatening environment for children to begin experiencing their musical path. Traditional Music Together® provides children birth to 4 years of age with the basic musical concepts through songs, rhythm rhymes, movement, and instrument play. Come try a class for free and see what we are all about! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-526-8443. Email: monica.musiccenter@gmail.com. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Music Center of the Northwest 901 N. 96th St. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.mcnw.org.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Grupo de Juego en Español/Spanish Playgroup

Seattle Area ¡Venga para jugar, leer, y cantar en español! Este grupo es para niños que tienen 0 a 5 años y sus padres o otras personas que los cuidan. Se necesita llenar una hoja de registración en su primera vez. Come to play, read, and sing in Spanish! This group is for children birth through 5 years old and their parents or caregivers. All levels of Spanish are welcome. First time families will need to fill out a registration form. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6849. Email: saraht@familyworksseattle.org. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103.

Story Time

Seattle Area Top Ten Toys invites children of all ages and their parents to enjoy a dynamic reading time with one of our staff members every Tuesday at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-782-0098. Email: toptentoys@msn.com. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Top Ten Toys 120 N. 85th St. Seattle WA 98103.

Baby Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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. 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: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Baby Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Central Library! Bring your babies (ages 0-12 months) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, bouncing rhymes, movement, music and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Lynn. 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: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Drop in Chess

Seattle Area Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Rachael Bohn. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: South Park Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Delridge Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Lake City Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Nancy G. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Broadview Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Family Story Time)

Seattle Area Where: South Park Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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. Notes: Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Translation: Children and their families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun in Spanish with our storyteller Xiomara Melgar. 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. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Banned Books Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Banned Books Story Time at the Magnolia Branch! Bring your children to hear some great picture book stories that have been challenged and/or banned in various locations across the U.S. 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: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Spanish Story Time

Seattle Area Join popular performer Marco Cortes and his guitar for stories, songs and activities in Spanish! For children ages 3 to 6 and their families who speak Spanish, or those interested in the language. Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Phone: 206-362-7550. Pre-register: No. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Shoreline Library 345 N.E. 175th St. Shoreline WA 98155. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Pajama Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Ballard Branch for an evening of stories, songs and a simple craft. For families with children ages 2 and up. 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: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM.

Pajama Story Time

Seattle Area Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! All ages are welcome to wear their pajamas and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Family Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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. 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: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

雙語"玩中學"樂園 / Bilingual Kaleidoscope play & learn

Seattle Area Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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. / The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for 2-5 years old children. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

雙語"玩中學"樂園 / Bilingual Kaleidoscope play & learn

Seattle Area Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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. / The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for 2-5 years old children. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class

North Sound Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Playdate Café 4114 198th St. S.W. Suite 3 Lynnwood WA 98036.

Family Nature Club

Seattle Area Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Learn about nature through indoor and outdoor activities led by Woodland Park Zoo educators. For children ages 0-5 and their families. Registration is required. Description: Space is limited to 15 families and registration is required. To sign up for Family Nature Club, contact Kristi Dodds at 206-548-2520. 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. Contact: Kristi Dodds 206-548-2520. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Northgate Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is toddler story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Banned Books Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Banned Books Story Time at the Capitol Hill Library! Enjoy stories and songs celebrating the freedom to read. For children ages 0 to 5 and their families. 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: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Children's Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, dancing, singing and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Lynn. 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: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Kaleidoscope play & learn

Seattle Area Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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. 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: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your preschooler to the Ballard Branch for stories, songs and fingerplays. 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: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

Seattle Area Where: West Seattle Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It's preschool story time at the West Seattle Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. For children ages 3 - 5 years old. 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: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Toddler Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is toddler story time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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. 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: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Central Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

FREE Drop-in Playgroup

Seattle Area Join kids ages birth to 5 and their parents/caregivers every Wednesday and Friday for a drop-in playgroup! Have fun playing with other families, reading, and singing. First-time families will be asked to fill out a registration form. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6849. Email: saraht@familyworksseattle.org. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103.

Family Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Fremont Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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. 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: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: Lower Level Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Columbia Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Little Book Worms

Eastside Join us every Wednesday, 11 a.m. to noon by the fireplace on the second level of Building Two for stories, songs and snacks for young children. Presented in partnership with the Seattle Nanny Network. Free parking validation (no purchase necessary). Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-803-9511. Email: jill@seattlenanny.com. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bravern 11111 N.E. Eighth St. Suite 5 Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.seattlenanny.com.

CANCELED - Family Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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. 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: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Story Time

Seattle Area Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Story Time

Seattle Area Where: South Park Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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. 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: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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. 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: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Baby Story Time

Seattle Area Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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. 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: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Baby Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your infants 0-12 months to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and activities with our children's librarian. Stay afterward for a social playtime with other babies and grown-ups. 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: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your toddler to the Ballard Branch for stories, songs and fingerplays. 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: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Toddler Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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. 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: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM.

Baby Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Beacon Hill Branch. Bring your babies (ages 0-12 months) and a blanket to enjoy rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Early Dismissal Extravaganza

Seattle Area Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Children and teens and their adults are invited to enjoy fun activities for all ages on this early dismissal day for Seattle Public Schools. Enjoy arts and crafts, science and more! 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. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Rachael Bohn. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Delridge Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

CANCELED - After School Program

Seattle Area Where: Broadview Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. ESL. Language: English, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Volunteers from Horn of Africa Services will assist you with homework, with the exception of school holidays. Description: The After School Program provides homework assistance in a supportive environment on a drop-in basis. Volunteers serve all youth in grades K-12. These volunteers are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that while the After School Program is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: ትካል ወለንተኛታት ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ፣ ንተማሃሮ ብዘይ ዝኾነ ቖጸራ፣ ናይ ዕዮ ገዛ ሓገዝ ከምዝህብ ክንሕብረኩም ንፈቱ። Dad lacag la’aan ka caawiniya ardayda shaqada guriga oo kasocdo Horn of Africa ayaa jira. More Options: Homework Help for Children Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Lake City Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Nancy G. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

All Ages Board Game Night

Seattle Area Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an all ages board game night at Ballard Branch. Description: Wanna play? Bring your family, friends, or come alone and play our array of board games from Blokus, Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride to Jenga and Scrambled States of America. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

CANCELED - Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Broadview Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Movies at the Museum

Eastside Join us for pizza, lemonade, complimentary popcorn and play (including a themed activity) from 6 to 6:30pm. Then get cozy and watch Lady and the Tramp (G). $8, $5 members, $3 pizza and lemonade (pre-register to guarantee availability). Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-637-8100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. KidsQuest Children's Museum 4091 Factoria Mall S.E. Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Family Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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. 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: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Pajamas & Puppets

Seattle Area Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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! 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: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

The Fabulous Lipitones

Seattle Area When a traditional barbershop quartet scrambles to find a new tenor, they hear the perfect candidate over the phone. He turns out to be not quite what they expected when they meet in person. This comedy tackles stereotypes, misunderstandings and what it means to be in harmony. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Various dates and times Sept. 19 through Oct. 18. Pay-What-You-Can Night is Sept. 24; Student Matinee ($10) is Oct. 8. $20 to $40. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-781-9707. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:30 PM. Taproot Theatre 204 N. 85th St. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit taproottheatre.org.

Rosh Hashanah for the Family

Seattle Area Free family friendly Rosh Hashanah service on Capitol Hill. Designed for the community, this is a chance to share the symbols and stories of the Jewish New Year. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-323-8486. Email: kspeizer@tdhs-nw.org. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 10:00 AM. Temple De Hirsch Sinai 1511 E. Pike St. Seattle WA 98122.

Family Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is family story time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Grupo Bilingüe de Juegos / Bilingual Kaleidoscope play & learn

Seattle Area Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español. Summary: Grupo Bilingüe de juegos para padres y cuidadores con niños entre las edades de Nacimiento hasta 5 años. / Bilingual play group for ages birth to 5. Description: Niños escuchan cuentos, cantan y participan en actividades de artes con sus padres o cuidador durante la hora de grupo. Tambien hay tiempo para que los niños exploran varios juguetes y actividades. El hora de Juego Libre y Tiempo de Círculo de 10:30 a 11:30 a.m. Les animamos a los padres y cuidadores traer una comida para comer con su niño/a y compartir en grupo. A traves de este grupo, los niños reciben preparacion para el ambiente de aprendizaje que se encuentra en el prescolar y kinder, ademas de formand… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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. Free play and circle time from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together from 11:30 - 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… More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Central Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Banned Books Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch. Room Location: Mimi Howard Reading Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Banned Books Story Time at the Madrona-Sally Goldmark Library! Enjoy stories and songs celebrating the freedom to read. For children ages 0 to 5 and their families. 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: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch 206-684-4705 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Queen Anne Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Queen Anne Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - Family Story Time

Seattle Area Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the NewHolly Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with our children's librarian. 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: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

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, September 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Historic Ships Wharf 866 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.atlakeunionpark.org.

Family Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Wallingford Branch. Room Location: Community meeting room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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. 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: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is preschool story time at the Magnolia Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

Seattle Area Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

CANCELED - Baby Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Columbia Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Columbia Branch! Bring your babies (ages 0-12 months) and a blanket to enjoy rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 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, September 25, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Imagine Children's Museum 1502 Wall St. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.imaginecm.org.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Rachael Bohn. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Delridge Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

CANCELED - Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Lake City Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Nancy G. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

CANCELED - Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Trial French Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

CANCELED - Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Broadview Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi

Seattle Area Rudyard Kipling's classic tale comes alive in this funny, colorful adaptation by prize-winning playwright Y York. This sweet story of friendship and cooperation takes place in an exotic Indian garden and tells the charming tale of an unusual friendship between an innocent baby mongoose (our hero, Rikki), a vain and bossy bird, and a dear but befuddled muskrat. Through the shared danger of facing Nag, the sneaky cobra, these unlikely comrades find that they are smarter, braver and more resourceful together, and that a strong home makes room for everyone. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 9.  $25 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 7:00 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit sct.org.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®: Super Circus Heroes

South Sound Classic circus features animals, clowns, acrobats and more. All access pre-show begins one hour prior. 7 p.m. Sept. 25-27, 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sept. 27, 1 and 5 p.m. Sept. 28. $10 to $70 ages 2 and older. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-856-6999. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 7:00 PM. ShoWare Center 625 W. James St. Kent WA 98032. For more info visit www.showarecenter.com.

The Fabulous Lipitones

Seattle Area When a traditional barbershop quartet scrambles to find a new tenor, they hear the perfect candidate over the phone. He turns out to be not quite what they expected when they meet in person. This comedy tackles stereotypes, misunderstandings and what it means to be in harmony. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Various dates and times Sept. 19 through Oct. 18. Pay-What-You-Can Night is Sept. 24; Student Matinee ($10) is Oct. 8. $20 to $40. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-781-9707. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 7:30 PM. Taproot Theatre 204 N. 85th St. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit taproottheatre.org.

Sammamish Valley Fall Harvest Celebration

Eastside Visit farms, galleries and businesses where you can enjoy food and farm demonstrations, take a class, listen to music, visit with local artisans, and, hop on a hayride. From pumpkin patches to freshly pressed apple cider to a peaceful walk in the field, you’ll find a variety of activities that celebrate the bounty of the fall harvest. The participating farms and businesses include: 21 Acres, Apple Farm Village, BarnPlace Farm, Dr. Maze’s Farm, Gathering Fabric Quilt Shop, Minea Farm and Molbak’s. Each location has its own schedule of events during the Valley celebration. See online for details. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-850-2643. Email: tlquigley@msn.com. Friday, September 26, 2014 – Sunday, September 28, 2014. Various businesses throughout the Sammamish Valley between Woodinville and Redmond. For more info visit www.sammamishvalley.org.

Free Trial French Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, September 26, 2014, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Free Trial French Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, September 26, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Kruckeberg Garden Tots

Seattle Area Drop in any time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. with your young children every Friday through September for a fun nature exploration in this unique, naturalistic garden. Kids of all ages will also enjoy building fairy houses in our Enchanted Garden and climbing on the Wood Wave sculpture. Each week we offer a simple plant activity, a themed garden exploration, and a craft project. Ideal for ages 2 to 6 with a caregiver. $7 per family, free for KBGF members. Weekly themes: May 30: Excellent Edges June 6: Brilliant Birds June 13: Beautiful Bark June 20: Speedy Snails & Slugs June 27: Lovely Leaves July 11: Fragrant Flowers July 18: Rascally Roots July 25: Beloved Butterflies Aug. 1: Prehistoric Plants Aug. 8: Capable Conifers Aug. 15: Fantastic Ferns Aug. 22: Wondrous Water Aug. 29: Fabulous Fruit Sept. 5: Sensational Spiders Sept. 12: Magnificent Mushrooms Sept. 19: Spectacular Seeds Sept. 26: Autumn Ablaze. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-546-1281 x30. Email: programs@kruckeberg.org. Friday, September 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Kruckeberg Botanic Garden 20312 15th Ave. N.W. Shoreline WA 98177. For more info visit www.kruckeberg.org.

Pumpkin Patch Opening Weekend

Eastside Choose from all sizes of plain and fancy pumpkins, winter squash, gourds, and more. Solve our Sunflower/Corn Maze and do the Chicken Walk. Take a hayride tour of the farm. Visit our Farmyard with our Tall Wall Maze, Human Sundial, Lavender Labyrinth mazes, Bouncy Rodeo, Singing Chicken Show, Spiderweb Climber, and more. Visit with the farm animals. Enjoy Farm Tot Friday and Bubble Friday on Sept. 26. Don’t forget your camera! Please check our web site for details. $2 to $9. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-869-9777. Email: theDr@DrMazesFarm.com. Friday, September 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Dr. Maze's Farm 15410 N.E. 124th St. Redmond WA 98052.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

Seattle Area Where: Lake City Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories, and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 适合幼童及家长参加。. Notes: Story times are for young children and their parents. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Limited free parking is available at the branch. 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. Cost: FREE. Friday, September 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

American Sign Language Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Bring your toddler and preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our American Sign Language (ASL) storyteller. Description: Join us for a story time presented in American Sign Language (ASL) with voice interpretation. ASL-fluent staff will be on hand to answer questions about the Library. 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: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, September 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Rainier Beach Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, September 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

FREE Drop-in Playgroup

Seattle Area Join kids ages birth to 5 and their parents/caregivers every Wednesday and Friday for a drop-in playgroup! Have fun playing with other families, reading, and singing. First-time families will be asked to fill out a registration form. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6849. Email: saraht@familyworksseattle.org. Friday, September 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103.

Free Trial French Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, September 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Chinese Story Time

Seattle Area Enjoy stories, culture and activities in Mandarin Chinese. For children ages 3 to 6 and their families who speak Chinese, or those interested in the language! Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: Preschool. Phone: 206-362-7550. Pre-register: No. Friday, September 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Shoreline Library 345 N.E. 175th St. Shoreline WA 98155. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Free Trial French Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, September 26, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Free Trial French Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, September 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Mommy and Me Nia

Seattle Area Bond with your baby while moving your body to music and the magic of the Nia technique - a blend of martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Reconnect with your body wisdom and bliss as you dance with your baby and get a gentle workout that is centered on joy, awareness and pleasure. First class free, subsequent classes $15 drop-in. Discounted weekly passes and financial assistance available. Age recommendation: Infant. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-407-7260. Email: vinajoybarham@gmail.com. Friday, September 26, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Dance Space 124 N. 103rd St. Seattle WA 98133. For more info visit theturnedonmama.com.

Fun Friday: Make a Book! at Lake City Branch

Seattle Area Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: People of all ages are invited to make a variety of simple books. Collage materials will also be available. Description: Make accordion books, pop up books, books from one sheet of paper and books made from recycled materials! Take them home or give as gifts! 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. Cost: FREE. Friday, September 26, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Bite of Broadview

Seattle Area Food and craft vendors, carnival games and rides (fee), live music, car show (Sept. 27), kids' activities and more. 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-362-1545. Friday, September 26, 2014, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Christ the King Catholic Church 405 N. 117th St. Seattle WA 98133. For more info visit www.biteofbroadview.com.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

Seattle Area Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali story time at the Rainier Beach Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.). 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: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, September 26, 2014, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi

Seattle Area Rudyard Kipling's classic tale comes alive in this funny, colorful adaptation by prize-winning playwright Y York. This sweet story of friendship and cooperation takes place in an exotic Indian garden and tells the charming tale of an unusual friendship between an innocent baby mongoose (our hero, Rikki), a vain and bossy bird, and a dear but befuddled muskrat. Through the shared danger of facing Nag, the sneaky cobra, these unlikely comrades find that they are smarter, braver and more resourceful together, and that a strong home makes room for everyone. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 9.  $25 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:00 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit sct.org.

Night Walk

Eastside Learn the tricks nocturnal creatures use to survive at night, then head out into the dark to call owls and more. Best for families with kids ages 6 and older. 7 to 9 p.m. $15, $12 members. Pre-register. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-443-2925. Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center 1625 118th Ave. S.E. Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.pacificsciencecenter.org.

Busytown

South Sound This musical radiates with simple, silly joy while bringing to life the impossible physics and interspecies harmony of Richard Scarry’s world. Through vibrant singing and dancing, and amazing puppetry, Scarry’s imaginative world will be brought to life and allows us to think about even the smallest of daily exchanges as interesting adventures. Ages 3 and older. Various dates and times through Oct. 12. $19, $16 students, seniors and military, $13 ages 12 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:00 PM. Olympia Family Theater 612 Fourth Ave. E. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit olyft.org.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®: Super Circus Heroes

South Sound Classic circus features animals, clowns, acrobats and more. All access pre-show begins one hour prior. 7 p.m. Sept. 25-27, 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sept. 27, 1 and 5 p.m. Sept. 28. $10 to $70 ages 2 and older. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-856-6999. Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:00 PM. ShoWare Center 625 W. James St. Kent WA 98032. For more info visit www.showarecenter.com.

Friday A Cappella

Seattle Area Enjoy a FREE a cappella performance each Friday from a variety of local singing groups: September 19: Counterbalance September 26: Bodacious Ladyhood October 3: The Top of the Hill October 10: Yahtzee October 17: Restless Vocal Band. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:15 PM – 7:45 PM. Stage Door Cafe at Taproot Theatre Company 208 N. 85th St. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Jewels

Seattle Area Pacific Northwest Ballet sweeps onstage and into a spectacular new season arrayed in emerald green, ruby red, and luminous white. A triple-treat for both eyes and ears, the trio of gems in George Balanchine’s Jewels™ pay tribute to golden ages of music and dance: Emeralds’ graceful clouds of tulle whisper French fashion and fragrance; Rubies’ jazzy, sassy merger with Stravinsky mirrors the carefree candor of America; and Diamonds’ glittering splendor recalls the great choreographer’s heritage, so that “if the entire Imperial Russian inheritance of ballet were lost, Diamonds would still tell us of its essence” (Mary Clarke and Clement Crisp). $28 to $179. September 26-27 at 7:30 p.m. September 27 at 2 p.m. October 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. October 5 at 1 p.m. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-441-2424. Email: info@pnb.org. Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. McCaw Hall 321 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.pnb.org.

Night Hike

Eastside Learn about the nocturnal and crepuscular species that call Bellevue home, then head out for a night hike with a ranger. Bring a flashlight or headlamp, wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Ages 5 and older. $2 to $3. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-452-6885. Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Lewis Creek Park Visitors Center 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E. Bellevue WA 9806. For more info visit bellevuewa.gov.

The Fabulous Lipitones

Seattle Area When a traditional barbershop quartet scrambles to find a new tenor, they hear the perfect candidate over the phone. He turns out to be not quite what they expected when they meet in person. This comedy tackles stereotypes, misunderstandings and what it means to be in harmony. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Various dates and times Sept. 19 through Oct. 18. Pay-What-You-Can Night is Sept. 24; Student Matinee ($10) is Oct. 8. $20 to $40. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-781-9707. Friday, September 26, 2014, 8:00 PM. Taproot Theatre 204 N. 85th St. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit taproottheatre.org.

Shrek: The Musical

South Sound Funny musical based on the DreamWorks animated movie. Rated PG. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Oct. 19. $29, $27 students, seniors and military, $20 ages 12 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-565-6867. Friday, September 26, 2014, 8:00 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

Discovery Park Bird Tours

Seattle Area Discover the joy of birding. Join experienced leaders as we search for migrants and year-round residents within Discovery Park’s varied habitats.  Please bring binoculars if you have them (a few extra are available to borrow). Ages 8 and older. $3, pre-register. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-386-4237. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Discovery Park 3801 Discovery Park Blvd. Seattle WA 98199. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Active Living Fair and Pancake Feed

North Sound Learn more about what the community and district are doing to promote healthy lifestyles and active living and also learn about local companies and events that can help your family stay active. Kids can play soccer, baseball, basketball, ride their bikes through a safety course or challenge themselves on a mountain bike course, or play fun playground games. Be sure to bring your bike helmet; a limited number will be available for sale. FREE, pancake breakfast $5 or $15 family. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-224-6070. Email: monicawheaton@gmail.com. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Lynndale Elementary School 7200 191 St. S.W. Lynnwood WA 98036. For more info visit lynnwoodtoday.com.

Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Seattle Area Walk for families affected by autism, includes kids’ area and resource fair. 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. walk. FREE, fundraising encouraged. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 866-362-6227. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9:00 AM. Seattle Center Square 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.walknowforautismspeaks.org.

Sea Otter Awareness Weekends

Seattle Area Join biologists at the Seattle Aquarium and explore the lives of sea otters. Enjoy sea otter themed games and story times, and see how the Seattle Aquarium biologists care for these enchanting animals by providing great nutrition, training and even toys. Included with admission. $21.95, $14.95 ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and younger. Type of Animal Event: Aquarium Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-386-4300. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Seattle Aquarium 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59 Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

Eastside Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. The Nest 17530 132nd Ave. N.E. Suite B Woodinville WA 98072.

Animal Legends and Lore Story Time

Seattle Area Explore the magic and mystery of our planet with professional storyteller and puppeteer Susy Irwin. An educator by training and a storyteller by trade Susy entertains audiences of all ages with animal stories, tall and true. Come and hear original stories like "Why the Sound is Salty," and "How the Fisher Became King." Illustrated by a dynamic cast of furry friends, her stories bring to life oral tradition and the rich folklore of diverse cultures from around the world. Shows at 10 and 11 a.m. $4. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM. Seward Park Audubon Center 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Bite of Broadview

Seattle Area Food and craft vendors, carnival games and rides (fee), live music, car show (Sept. 27), kids' activities and more. 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-362-1545. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Christ the King Catholic Church 405 N. 117th St. Seattle WA 98133. For more info visit www.biteofbroadview.com.

Fun with Board Games

Seattle Area Bring in the family and enjoy some coffee, tea or juice from our cafe while our Game Valets pick out the perfect game for you. We'll teach everyone how to play the game so no one has to read rules. We've got games for kids as young as 3, and all kinds of games that older kids, mom and dad will love too. Best of all, the games are free to play from Uptown's Gameporium library! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-933-9497. Email: alex@velvetfoam.com. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Uptown Espresso 3845 Delridge Way S.W. Seattle WA 98106. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Italian Festival

Seattle Area Celebrity chef demonstrations, food, music and dance, grape stomp, children’s activities and puppet show by Carter Family Marionettes. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 27-28. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-282-0627. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Seattle Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.festaseattle.com.

Fresh Thinking: Food, Water and Bountiful Living

Eastside Looking for something fun to do with the entire family related to gardening and sustainable systems? Join 21 Acres for a Fresh Thinking event: Food, Water and Bountiful Living. Parents can take three free classes on easy permaculture gardening and drip irrigation for growing food at home while kids can have fun with the folks from Nature Vision learning about salmon-friendly ecosystems and terrarium making. Cascade Water Alliance will be giving away free rain gauges, shower timers and dye tablets to check for leaky toilets. Saving Water Partnership and experts from the Savvy Gardener program will be on hand to provide advice. Visitors will be able to see water-efficient planter systems and professionals will provide guidance for how best to grow food with minimal water. Film screenings of the award-winning documentary, "Growing Cities" will be scheduled throughout the event as well. This event is held in conjunction with the weekend community event, “Sammamish Valley Fall Harvest Celebration.”. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-481-1500. Email: deb@21acres.org. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living 13701 N.E. 171st St. Woodinville WA 98072. For more info visit 21acres.org.

Karate Open House and Grand Re-Opening

Eastside Celebrate and come to see our newly expanded training space and dojo renovation. Bring family and friends for fun activities for all ages, take a tour of the facility and join in on some interactive martial arts demonstrations and mini-classes. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-747-9411. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Academy of Koei-Kan Karate-Do 1910 132nd Ave. N.E. #11 Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.koeikanwa.com.

Pumpkin Patch Opening Weekend

Eastside Choose from all sizes of plain and fancy pumpkins, winter squash, gourds, and more. Solve our Sunflower/Corn Maze and do the Chicken Walk. Take a hayride tour of the farm. Visit our Farmyard with our Tall Wall Maze, Human Sundial, Lavender Labyrinth mazes, Bouncy Rodeo, Singing Chicken Show, Spiderweb Climber, and more. Visit with the farm animals. Enjoy Farm Tot Friday and Bubble Friday on Sept. 26. Don’t forget your camera! Please check our web site for details. $2 to $9. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-869-9777. Email: theDr@DrMazesFarm.com. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Dr. Maze's Farm 15410 N.E. 124th St. Redmond WA 98052.

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, "Dolphin Tale 2" (PG). $4 to $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM. AMC Woodinville 12 17640 Garden Way N.E. Woodinville WA 98072. For more info visit www.amctheatres.com.

Schack-toberfest

North Sound Art and harvest themed festival benefiting the Schack Art Center. Events include glass-blowing demonstrations, a glass pumpkin patch, kids’ activities (1 to 3 p.m.) and “Make It Now” glass pumpkin classes in the hot shop (see online). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 27, noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 28. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-259-5050. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Schack Art Center 2921 Hoyt Ave. Everett WA. For more info visit www.schack.org.

Fall Garden Festival

South Sound Enjoy garden tours, kids’ activities, lectures, educational and vendor displays and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Point Defiance Pagoda 5400 N. Pearl St. Tacoma WA 98407. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.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, "Dolphin Tale 2" (PG). $4 to $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 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, "Dolphin Tale 2" (PG). $4 to $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM. AMC Loews Lakewood Towne Center 12 5721 Main St. S.W. Lakewood WA 98499. For more info visit www.amctheatres.com.

Teddy Bear Clinic

South Sound The Pacific Northwest Child Life Association (PNCLA) will be hosting a Teddy Bear Clinic at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. In the clinic children will be able to become a compassionate doctor to their beloved toy, explore child-friendly medical supplies, and play alongside PNCLA child life specialists. These playful interactions provide familiarization and education to make your child’s next doctor visit more comfortable and less frightening. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-627-6031. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Children's Museum of Tacoma 1501 Pacific Ave. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit www.playtacoma.org.

Old Mill Days

Farther Afield Carnival with rides, car show, lumberjack and chainsaw competitions, entertainment, fireworks and more. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 28. $ to $$, free ages 5 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-620-1732. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Port Gamble WA. For more info visit www.oldmilldays.com.

RatsPacNW Annual Fall Fancy Rat Show

Farther Afield See a variety of show and pet rats, plus vendors selling rat supplies, accessories and more. Rescue rats will be available for adoption (come early). No animals allowed except for rats that have been pre-entered. $2, $1 members, ages 2 and younger free. Type of Animal Event: Pet Events. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-876-0236. Email: rattie@boardmanweb.com. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Stokes Auction Acres 8397 S.E. Spring Creek Road Port Orchard WA 98367. For more info visit www.ratspacnw.org.

Sensory Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Sensory Story Time is geared for children who have a hard time in large groups, are on the autism spectrum, or are sensitive to sensory overload. For ages 10 and under. Description: Our librarians will use preschool-level books, songs and movement during story times. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Sensory story times are first come, first served and limited to 12 families. These story times are not appropriate for day cares. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Sensory Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Sensory Story Time is geared for children who have a hard time in large groups, are on the autism spectrum, or are sensitive to sensory overload. For ages 10 and under. Description: Our librarians will use preschool-level books, songs and movement during story times. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Sensory story times are first come, first served and limited to 12 families. These story times are not appropriate for day cares. 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. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Banned Books Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Banned Books Story Time at the Central Library! Enjoy stories and songs celebrating the freedom to read. For children ages 3 to 8 and their families. 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: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Free Trial Japanese Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Saturday Family Concert: Caspar Babypants

Seattle Area Hear songs from his new album “Rise and Shine” plus other favorites for kids. 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sept. 27-28. Free ages 12 and younger, $5 adults accompanying kids. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-652-4255. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Town Hall Seattle 1119 Eighth Ave. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.townhallseattle.org.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

Eastside Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. The Nest 17530 132nd Ave. N.E. Suite B Woodinville WA 98072.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

North Sound Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Playdate Café 4114 198th St. S.W. Suite 3 Lynnwood WA 98036.

Young Readers' Book Group

Seattle Area Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Children in grades K-5 are invited to discuss books they have read on this month's topic--Friendship. Enjoy a craft and a snack after the discussion. Description: Choose a fiction or non-fiction book. Suggested books will be on display in the children's area in September. 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. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Picnic in the Park

Seattle Area Bring your own picnic (snacks provided) and join Nature Consortium for live music, a scavenger hunt, art activities and guided hikes. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. West Duwamish Greenbelt, accessible via South Seattle College south parking lot 6000 16th Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98106. For more info visit www.naturec.org.

Renton Oktoberfest

Seattle Area The Third Annual Renton Oktoberfest will be held at the Renton Pavilion Event Center and Piazza which lies in the heart of Downtown Renton. This 11,000 square foot event center resembles an Oktoberfest bier hall in Bavaria. Adjacent to the Pavilion is a beautiful 12,000 square foot Piazza which will be part of the event as an outdoor "Biergarten." Staying true to Oktoberfest, we are proud to serve a selection of beer shipped directly from Germany and German food including foot-long bratwurst and pretzels. There will be plenty of live entertainment with several German bands playing oompah and other traditional Oktoberfest music. The whole event will be hosted by the fun and amazing Manuela Horn, better known as the "Austrian Amazon," who will also perform with her band on Friday and Saturday night. Saturday is Family Day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and anyone under 21 will have free entry with an accompanying adult. There will be entertainment and games for all ages and even a kid’s show by Manuela Horn. Afte… Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-793-6437. Email: RentonOktoberfest@gmail.com. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Renton Pavilion Event Center 233 Burnett Ave. S. Renton WA 98057.

Scarecrow Mini Fest

Seattle Area Enjoy live music by Pickled Okra, a scavenger hunt, garden games, kids' activities, a ride-on kiddie tractor corral, scarecrow-making and more! To make a scarecrow costs $15, but admission is free! Bring clothes and a pillow case for your scarecrow; straw and frames are provided. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-684-7026. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Magnuson Community Center 6344 N.E. 74TH St. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit magnusonnatureprograms.com.

Duvall Heritage Festival

Eastside Tours, antique displays, pioneer-life demonstrations, children's activities, and musical entertainment. Parking at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, 26526 N.E. Cherry Valley Road, Duvall. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Dougherty Farmstead 26520 N.E. Cherry Valley Road Duvall WA 98019. For more info visit duvallhistoricalsociety.org.

Salmon SEEson in Issaquah

Eastside See salmon return to Issaquah Creek, where you can view spawning from the bridge or through viewing windows. Trained docents from Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (FISH) will give drop-in tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, September 13 through November 15. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-392-8025. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:00 AM. Issaquah Salmon Hatchery 125 W. Sunset Way Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit www.govlink.org.

Crafts of the Past

South Sound Each weekend from May 3 through September 28 a different artist will be “in-residence” at the Fort with displays and demonstrations of their work. Most will also offer guests the opportunity to try the craft themselves. Featured crafts include Native American basketry, metal engraving, millinery, botanical illustration, broom making, and blacksmithing. Included with admission. $7, $6 seniors and active military, $5 students, $4 ages 4 to 17, free ages 3 and younger, $22 family. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-591-5339. Email: fortnisqually@tacomaparks.com. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Fort Nisqually Point Defiance Park 5400 N. Pearl St. #11 Tacoma WA 98407. For more info visit www.fortnisqually.org.

Family Workshop

South Sound Families with kids ages 5 to 12 can build, tinker and explore the world of cars with different hands-on projects the fourth Saturday of each month. $5 to $8 plus museum admission ($14, $12 students, seniors and military, $8 ages 5 to 12, free ages 4 and younger). Pre-register. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-683-3964. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. LeMay America’s Car Museum 2702 E. D St. Tacoma WA 98421. For more info visit www.lemaymuseum.org.

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time)

Seattle Area Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Tiểng Việt. Summary: Thư viện công cộng Seattle tổ chức giờ đọc truyện bằng tiếng việt cho trẻ em! (The Seattle Public Library is hosting Vietnamese story times for young children!). Description: Hãy đem con em quý vị đến thư viện để theo dõi các câu chuyện, các bài hát và thơ ca. Notes: Các sự kiện và chương trình của thư viện hoàn toàn miễn phí. Không bắt buộc phải ghi danh trước. Translation: Bring your child to the Library to celebrate stories, songs and rhymes in Vietnamese! 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. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Trial Japanese Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®: Super Circus Heroes

South Sound Classic circus features animals, clowns, acrobats and more. All access pre-show begins one hour prior. 7 p.m. Sept. 25-27, 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sept. 27, 1 and 5 p.m. Sept. 28. $10 to $70 ages 2 and older. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-856-6999. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:30 AM. ShoWare Center 625 W. James St. Kent WA 98032. For more info visit www.showarecenter.com.

Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

Seattle Area Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Columbia! (It is Spanish story time at the Columbia Branch!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Columbia para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. 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: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Deaf Storyteller Gerardo DiPietro

Seattle Area American Sign Language instructor and children’s storyteller, Gerardo DiPietro will be performing Dan Yaccarino’s "All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel" in the kids' area at the Italian Festival. 12:15 and 2:15 p.m. Sept. 27-28. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-282-0627. Email: Dennis@FestaSeattle.com. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 12:15 PM. Seattle Center Armory 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109.

Saturday Family Concert: Caspar Babypants

Seattle Area Hear songs from his new album “Rise and Shine” plus other favorites for kids. 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sept. 27-28. Free ages 12 and younger, $5 adults accompanying kids. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-652-4255. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Town Hall Seattle 1119 Eighth Ave. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.townhallseattle.org.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Living Voices

Seattle Area Living Voices presents dynamic solo performances uniquely combined with archival film that turns history into a moving personal journey. Included with admission. $17, $15 seniors, $14 students and military, free ages 14 and younger with an adult.  Sept. 27: Witness the dynamically changing Northwest at the turn of the century. The expansion of the railroad, the discovery of gold, labor struggles, and world war - these are the passages experienced by a young Swedish immigrant and her community. As she interacts with her African, Asian, and Native American neighbors you'll discover the diversity of the American experience. Age recommendation: All ages. Phone: 206-324-1126. Email: lauren.semet@mohai.org. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 1:00 PM. MOHAI 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.mohai.org.

Seattle Center Spectacular Magic Show

Seattle Area Magician Raymond W. has performed for thousands of children around the country for more then 30 years with his magic, spectacular illusions, comedy and storytelling. Shows are 50 minutes long and take place at 1 and 3 p.m. FREE, donations welcomed. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-595-4150. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Center House Theatre at Seattle Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.seattlemagicshow.com.

Get Crafty Saturdays!

Eastside Hands-on crafts related to current exhibit at Bellevue Arts Museum. Ages 4 to 12. 1 to 3 p.m. $2 materials fee, or free with admission. $10, $7 students and seniors, free ages 5 and younger, $25 family. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-519-0770. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuearts.org.

Go, Dog. Go!

Eastside P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book comes to life on stage in an exploration of movement, color and space. The dogs delve into life with gusto, creating a visual spectacle for the audience to feast upon. They snorkel. They howl at the moon. They ride a ferris wheel. They sing and dance and climb trees. This is a rollicking free-for-all of chicanine-ery. A big and little musical world of doggy fun. Like a pop-up book that comes to life – and never stops. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through Oct. 19. $10, $5 ages 3 and younger on Sundays. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-881-6777. Email: exec@secondstoryrep.org. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 1:00 PM. SecondStory Repertory 16587 N.E. 74th St. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.secondstoryrep.org.

Train Ride and Train Shed Tour

Eastside The Train Shed Tour Package is a docent-lead experience at the Northwest Railway Museum. Learn all about how the railroads changed everything in the Pacific Northwest. Start your tour at the 1890-built Snoqualmie Depot where you'll board a train to the Train Shed Exhibit Building. Tour the 25,000 square foot space that includes large and small objects, plus the award winning Wellington Remembered exhibit. Note: train does not stop in North Bend. 1 p.m. Saturdays. $20, $18 seniors, $15 kids, free younger than age 2. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-888-3030. Email: info@trainmuseum.org. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 1:00 PM. Northwest Railway Museum 38625 S.E. King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

Seattle Area Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories, and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 適合幼童與家長參加。. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available on the streets around the branch. Patrons may pay to park in the garage beneath International District Village Square II. Enter the garage from the two-way alley behind the building via South Lane or South Dearborn. Garage Rates 0 - 1 hour: $2 1 - 2 hours: $4 Saturday - all day: $4. Translation: Story times are for young children and their parents. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

If the Mammoth Tusk Could Talk

Seattle Area Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Imagine what a tusk can tell us about one of Seattle’s oldest residents – LuLu, the Columbian mammoth! Join us for an afternoon of prehistoric investigation, storytelling, and creative play. Ages 4-10. Description: Every object has a story to tell. Imagine what a mammoth tusk can tell us about the life of one of Seattle’s oldest residents – LuLu, the Columbian mammoth! Join artist and storyteller, Lynne Conrad Marvet for an afternoon of investigation, interactive storytelling, and creative play. Examine prehistoric specimens from the Burke Museum and learn about the fascinating history of Ice Age animals. By experiencing and sharing these stories together, we feel more interconnected – to our place in the world and to… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with the Burke Museum. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Nancy Pew. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

The Best of NFFTY-Cinema in Tune

Seattle Area Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Teen Center at Central Library and NFFTY bring you an afternoon of films with a music focus created by teens. Teen directors will discuss making videos and entering the NFFTY festival. Description: The National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY, the largest festival of its kind) presents music videos and films with a focus on music made by 16-24 year olds from Seattle and around the world. See below for the films to be screened, though the lineup and order may change. Please call the Library for verification of titles a day or two before the event: Flash Point Colin Campbell Michigan Dresses - Painting Roses Tim Hendrix California Fortissimo Noah Wagner New York Song For Anna… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library Teen Center 206-615-1410 or E-mail the Teen Center. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

Seattle Area Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Beacon Hill Branch! (It is Spanish story time at the Beacon Hill Branch!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Beacon Hill Branch para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Bring your children to the Beacon Hill Branch to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs in Spanish. 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. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Retro Tech Weekend

Seattle Area Where: South Park Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and explore our hands-on collection of retro gadgets! Rock out to an LP, spin the dial of a rotary phone and peck out a poem on an old-fashioned typewriter. All ages. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Jewels

Seattle Area Pacific Northwest Ballet sweeps onstage and into a spectacular new season arrayed in emerald green, ruby red, and luminous white. A triple-treat for both eyes and ears, the trio of gems in George Balanchine’s Jewels™ pay tribute to golden ages of music and dance: Emeralds’ graceful clouds of tulle whisper French fashion and fragrance; Rubies’ jazzy, sassy merger with Stravinsky mirrors the carefree candor of America; and Diamonds’ glittering splendor recalls the great choreographer’s heritage, so that “if the entire Imperial Russian inheritance of ballet were lost, Diamonds would still tell us of its essence” (Mary Clarke and Clement Crisp). $28 to $179. September 26-27 at 7:30 p.m. September 27 at 2 p.m. October 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. October 5 at 1 p.m. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-441-2424. Email: info@pnb.org. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. McCaw Hall 321 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.pnb.org.

The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi

Seattle Area Rudyard Kipling's classic tale comes alive in this funny, colorful adaptation by prize-winning playwright Y York. This sweet story of friendship and cooperation takes place in an exotic Indian garden and tells the charming tale of an unusual friendship between an innocent baby mongoose (our hero, Rikki), a vain and bossy bird, and a dear but befuddled muskrat. Through the shared danger of facing Nag, the sneaky cobra, these unlikely comrades find that they are smarter, braver and more resourceful together, and that a strong home makes room for everyone. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 9.  $25 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:00 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit sct.org.

Busytown

South Sound This musical radiates with simple, silly joy while bringing to life the impossible physics and interspecies harmony of Richard Scarry’s world. Through vibrant singing and dancing, and amazing puppetry, Scarry’s imaginative world will be brought to life and allows us to think about even the smallest of daily exchanges as interesting adventures. Ages 3 and older. Various dates and times through Oct. 12. $19, $16 students, seniors and military, $13 ages 12 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-570-1638. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:00 PM. Olympia Family Theater 612 Fourth Ave. E. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit olyft.org.

Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players!

South Sound Lively rock concert for kids. Part of the AVE Kids entertainment series. $10. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-931-3043. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:00 PM. Auburn Riverside High School Theater 501 Oravetz Road Auburn WA. For more info visit www.auburnwa.gov.

Shrek: The Musical

South Sound Funny musical based on the DreamWorks animated movie. Rated PG. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Oct. 19. $29, $27 students, seniors and military, $20 ages 12 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-565-6867. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:00 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class

North Sound Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Playdate Café 4114 198th St. S.W. Suite 3 Lynnwood WA 98036.

Seattle Center Spectacular Magic Show

Seattle Area Magician Raymond W. has performed for thousands of children around the country for more then 30 years with his magic, spectacular illusions, comedy and storytelling. Shows are 50 minutes long and take place at 1 and 3 p.m. FREE, donations welcomed. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-595-4150. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Center House Theatre at Seattle Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.seattlemagicshow.com.

Go, Dog. Go!

Eastside P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book comes to life on stage in an exploration of movement, color and space. The dogs delve into life with gusto, creating a visual spectacle for the audience to feast upon. They snorkel. They howl at the moon. They ride a ferris wheel. They sing and dance and climb trees. This is a rollicking free-for-all of chicanine-ery. A big and little musical world of doggy fun. Like a pop-up book that comes to life – and never stops. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through Oct. 19. $10, $5 ages 3 and younger on Sundays. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-881-6777. Email: exec@secondstoryrep.org. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 3:00 PM. SecondStory Repertory 16587 N.E. 74th St. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.secondstoryrep.org.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®: Super Circus Heroes

South Sound Classic circus features animals, clowns, acrobats and more. All access pre-show begins one hour prior. 7 p.m. Sept. 25-27, 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sept. 27, 1 and 5 p.m. Sept. 28. $10 to $70 ages 2 and older. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-856-6999. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 3:30 PM. ShoWare Center 625 W. James St. Kent WA 98032. For more info visit www.showarecenter.com.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

Seattle Area Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the Lake City Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.). 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: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi

Seattle Area Rudyard Kipling's classic tale comes alive in this funny, colorful adaptation by prize-winning playwright Y York. This sweet story of friendship and cooperation takes place in an exotic Indian garden and tells the charming tale of an unusual friendship between an innocent baby mongoose (our hero, Rikki), a vain and bossy bird, and a dear but befuddled muskrat. Through the shared danger of facing Nag, the sneaky cobra, these unlikely comrades find that they are smarter, braver and more resourceful together, and that a strong home makes room for everyone. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 9.  $25 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 5:30 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit sct.org.

Ladies and Lil' Gents

South Sound Moms (or aunts or grandmothers) and their boys ages 3 to 8 are invited to a special night that’s just for them. Enjoy open play in the gym, a DJ, entertainment and light refreshments, plus a professional 5x7 photo. $28 to $31 per couple, $8 to $11 each additional sibling. Pre-registration required. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-931-3000. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. PRAB Gymnasium 910 Ninth St. S.E. Auburn WA 98002. For more info visit www.auburnwa.gov.

Owl Prowl

Seattle Area Join us for this epic night time adventure! Under the light of the full moon (or the darkness of the new) you will search for our resident barred and barn owls. Your prowl will begin with family lessons where you will learn about these amazing nocturnal predators, their habitats, behaviors and language including a dissection of owl pellets to find the bones and skulls from their past victims. You will continue with a night hike deep into the old growth forest where you will learn to speak owl and call out to your new feathery friends. For ages 8 and older (must have ability to stand still and be super quiet!) and anyone able to stay awake until 9 p.m. and hike two miles. $10. Pre-register. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-652-2444 ext. 100. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Seward Park Audubon Center 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

All Shook Up

South Sound Musical comedy about a small Midwestern town with songs by Elvis Presley.  Various dates and times through Oct. 12. $20, $16 students/seniors, $11 ages 10 and younger. No babes in arms. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-447-7645. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:00 PM. Sumner Performing Arts Center 1707 Main St. Sumner WA 98390. For more info visit manestagetheatre.com.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®: Super Circus Heroes

South Sound Classic circus features animals, clowns, acrobats and more. All access pre-show begins one hour prior. 7 p.m. Sept. 25-27, 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sept. 27, 1 and 5 p.m. Sept. 28. $10 to $70 ages 2 and older. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-856-6999. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:00 PM. ShoWare Center 625 W. James St. Kent WA 98032. For more info visit www.showarecenter.com.

Jewels

Seattle Area Pacific Northwest Ballet sweeps onstage and into a spectacular new season arrayed in emerald green, ruby red, and luminous white. A triple-treat for both eyes and ears, the trio of gems in George Balanchine’s Jewels™ pay tribute to golden ages of music and dance: Emeralds’ graceful clouds of tulle whisper French fashion and fragrance; Rubies’ jazzy, sassy merger with Stravinsky mirrors the carefree candor of America; and Diamonds’ glittering splendor recalls the great choreographer’s heritage, so that “if the entire Imperial Russian inheritance of ballet were lost, Diamonds would still tell us of its essence” (Mary Clarke and Clement Crisp). $28 to $179. September 26-27 at 7:30 p.m. September 27 at 2 p.m. October 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. October 5 at 1 p.m. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-441-2424. Email: info@pnb.org. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. McCaw Hall 321 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.pnb.org.

Octava Chamber Orchestra Concert

North Sound Classical music concert. 6 p.m. $15, $10 students and seniors, $5 ages 12 and younger, at the door (cash/check only). Newcomer's special: If this is your first time attending one of these concerts, your ticket is $5 and any children you bring are free. Purchase tickets online. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-743-2288. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:30 PM. Maple Park Church 17620 60th Ave. W. Lynnwood WA 98037. For more info visit www.octavachamberorchestra.com.

The Fabulous Lipitones

Seattle Area When a traditional barbershop quartet scrambles to find a new tenor, they hear the perfect candidate over the phone. He turns out to be not quite what they expected when they meet in person. This comedy tackles stereotypes, misunderstandings and what it means to be in harmony. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Various dates and times Sept. 19 through Oct. 18. Pay-What-You-Can Night is Sept. 24; Student Matinee ($10) is Oct. 8. $20 to $40. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-781-9707. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 8:00 PM. Taproot Theatre 204 N. 85th St. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit taproottheatre.org.

Shrek: The Musical

South Sound Funny musical based on the DreamWorks animated movie. Rated PG. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Oct. 19. $29, $27 students, seniors and military, $20 ages 12 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-565-6867. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 8:00 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.