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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 2, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 2, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 2, 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 2, 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 2, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 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 2, 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 2, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:40 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 2, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Short-Term to Two-Year College Training Programs

Seattle Area Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn about the professional and technical training programs available at South Seattle College and in the Seattle area -- including how to pay for your classes. Description: At this workshop, you will learn about: - Finding your next career path - In-demand careers related to each training - Funding resources - Campus support services for professional & technical training - Campus support services for your employment needs You'll also learn what services The Seattle Public Library offers to assist with your educational needs. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Family Night: Space Exploration

Seattle Area Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your children of all ages to explore the wonders of space. Crafts, games, and more will be available! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

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 2, 2014, 6:45 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 3, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. 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: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Wednesday, September 3, 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 3, 2014, 10:15 AM – 11:30 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 3, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 3, 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 3, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103.

Family Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Montlake Branch. Room Location: Don G. and Jane Markham Abel Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Montlake 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: Montlake Branch 206-684-4720 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 3, 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 3, 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.

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 3, 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 3, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

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 3, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 2014, 12:15 PM – 12:45 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 infants, ages 0-12 months, to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! 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 3, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:30 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 3, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

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 3, 2014, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Bat Quest

Seattle Area Ages 8 and older can learn about and search for bats feeding at sunset with help from an expert. 8 p.m. July 9, 16 and 23, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 and 20, 7 p.m. Sept. 3 and 17. $8, scholarships available. Pre-register. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-652-2444 ext. 100. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Seward Park Audubon Center 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

FREE Burke Museum

Seattle Area The Burke Museum is FREE and open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. first Thursdays. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-543-5590. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Burke Museum 4500 15th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.burkemuseum.org.

FREE Museum of History and Industry

Seattle Area Museum of History and Industry is FREE 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. first Thursdays. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-324-1126. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.mohai.org.

FREE Nordic Heritage Museum

Seattle Area Nordic Heritage Museum is FREE 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. first Thursdays. Preschoolers can enjoy a free Nordic storytime from 10 to 11 a.m. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-789-5707. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Nordic Heritage Museum 3014 N.W. 67th St. Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit www.nordicmuseum.org.

FREE Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Area Seattle Art Museum is FREE 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. first Thursdays (fee for special exhibits). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-654-3100. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Seattle Art Museum 1300 First Ave. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattleartmuseum.org.

FREE Seattle Asian Art Museum

Seattle Area Seattle Asian Art Museum 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. first Thursdays and 5 to 9 p.m. second Thursdays. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-654-3100. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Seattle Asian Art Museum 1400 E. Prospect St. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit www.seattleartmuseum.org.

FREE Wing Luke Museum

Seattle Area The Wing is FREE 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. first Thursdays and third Saturdays. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-623-5124. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Wing Luke Museum 719 S. King St. Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit www.wingluke.org.

FREE First Thursdays

Farther Afield Enjoy FREE admission on the first Thursday of each month. No field trips or organized groups, please. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-855-4650. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Kids Discovery Museum 301 Ravine Lane N.E. Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit www.kidimu.org.

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 infants, preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! 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. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 4, 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 4, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool 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 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. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Customer Appreciation Discount Day

Seattle Area Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - FriendShop. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The FriendShop at the Central Library appreciates its customers with a monthly discount day of 15% off every first Thursday. Description: The Friends of The Seattle Public Library operate a gift shop on Level 3 of the Central Library. All proceeds benefit The Seattle Public Library. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Service items are excluded from the discount. More...: http://www.spl.org/locations/central-library/cen-plan-a-visit/cen-floor-by-floor-highlights/cen-friendshop. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Seattle Cooks: South Lake Union Pike Place Express Market

Seattle Area Where: non-library location. Address: South Lake Union Express Market 410 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA 98109 On the Amazon Campus. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Browse the market specials, watch express demonstrations, try a sample, then check out a cookbook! Description: Watch Seattle Culinary Academy students demonstrate various recipes, then taste the results and get answers to your questions. The Seattle Public Library will have a range of books, available for check out right in the market, to inspire both novice and experienced cooks. From June through November, Seattle Cooks takes cooking demonstrations and tailored cookbook collections to community events around the city. Learn about cooking and canning with seasonal produce, as well as pairing food with wine… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program series is supported by The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and presented in partnership with the Seattle Culinary Academy at Seattle Central College and Pike Place Market. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/seattle-cooks. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

CANCELED - Children's 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 story time at the Madrona-Sally Goldmark 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: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch 206-684-4705 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

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 4, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Arthur the Aardvark Special Appearance

Seattle Area Families will have the opportunity to take photos with Arthur the aardvark during four 30-minute meet and greets every hour on the hour from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Dining Terrace on Level 2. In addition, guests will have a chance to win a character prize pack, as well as enjoy Arthur-themed coloring pages and more. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-246-0423. Email: abigaile@richmondpr.com. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Westfield Southcenter 2800 Southcenter Mall Seattle WA 98188. For more info visit www.westfield.com.

FREE Henry Art Gallery

Seattle Area The Henry Art Gallery is FREE 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. first Thursdays. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-616-9625. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Henry Art Gallery University of Washington 4100 15th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.henryart.org.

FREE Northwest African American Museum

Seattle Area The Northwest African American Museum is FREE 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. first and second Thursdays. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-518-6000. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Northwest African American Museum 2300 S. Massachusetts St. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.naamnw.org.

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 4, 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 4, 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 4, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Family Nature Club

Seattle Area Where: Rainier Beach 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. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Space is limited to 18 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: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Kristi Dodds 206-548-2520. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

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 4, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

2014 NFL Kickoff Event

Seattle Area Enjoy the start of the 2014 football season with live pre-game performances from Soundgarden and Pharrell Williams. The game will not be shown on screens at the concert site, and fans without tickets will need to leave the lot at the conclusion of the concert. See online for rules and tips for attending. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 2:30 PM. CenturyLink Field's North Lot Second Avenue South and South King Street Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit murray.seattle.gov.

Seattle Symphony at the Lake City Farmer Market

Seattle Area Symphony teaching artists will bring a variety of string, wind, brass and percussion instruments for families to explore, plus kids can make a popsicle stick harmonica. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Northeast 125th Street and 28th Avenue Northeast Seattle WA 98125. For more info visit www.seattlesymphony.org.

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 4, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Imagine Children's Museum 1502 Wall St. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.imaginecm.org.

FREE Museum of Flight

Seattle Area The Museum of Flight is FREE 5 to 9 p.m. first Thursdays. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-764-5720. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Museum of Flight 9404 E. Marginal Way S. Seattle WA 98108. For more info visit www.museumofflight.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: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Farmers Market Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Lake City Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time right outside the Lake City Branch! Bring your children from birth to 8 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian, Nancy. 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. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM.

B-Town Beat Music and Art Walk

Seattle Area The B-Town Beat is an independent not-for-profit organization formed in early 2013 with the mission of supporting the development of arts, economic stability and community in Burien. The organization accomplishes this primarily through its monthly Music & Art Walk and its second program, the Art Alley Project The free event is held from 6 to 9 p.m. every first Thursday of the month in downtown Burien. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 152nd Street Burien WA.

Maddi's Fridge Book Launch

Eastside For author Lois Brandt, a childhood realization that her friend had no food in her house stuck with her, and inspired her new children’s book that helps kids understand hunger and ways to help. FREE, non-perishable food donations gladly accepted. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-462-4500. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:00 PM. University Book Store 990 102nd Ave. N.E.
 Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www2.bookstore.washington.edu.

Late Play Date

South Sound This monthly FREE program is perfect for kids age 3 to 12. Families will enjoy free admission to the museum as well as themed craft stations and activities, no registration required. Beginning in February, Late Play Dates occur every first Thursday of the month. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-288-7433. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. White River Valley Museum 918 H St. S.E. Auburn WA 98002.

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 5, 2014, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Washington State Fair

South Sound Farm animals, agriculture, home arts, rides, exhibits, kids’ activities, food, fireworks on Friday nights, rodeo shows (Sept. 5-7) and concerts. Fiestas Patrias Latino Celebration, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 14. SillyVille includes train rides, food court, rides and more. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (9 a.m. today), 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays through Sept. 21. $12.50,  $9 seniors and ages 6 to 18, free ages 5 and younger, free 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 5 with non-perishable food donation. Kids free Sept. 7 and 8 with coupon (www.becu.org/freekids). Rodeo, Vision Dome exhibit and concerts priced separately. Packages available. Parking $10 to $12. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-841-5045. Friday, September 5, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Puyallup Fair and Events Center 110 Ninth Ave. S.W. Puyallup WA 98371. For more info visit www.thefair.com.

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 5, 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 5, 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.

Dr. Maze’s "Chicken Walk" Sunflower & Corn Maze

Eastside Come try our big sunflower and corn maze, the "Chicken Walk"! Other activities include hayrides, farm animals, bouncy rodeo, the singing chicken show, spider web climber, human sundial, mini-maze puzzles, lavender labyrinth and more. Visit on Friday for Farm Tot Friday and Bubble Friday. Open Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 5-20. $2 to $9. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-869-9777. Email: www.theDr@DrMazesFarm.com. Friday, September 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Dr. Maze's Farm 15410 N.E. 124th St. Redmond WA 98052.

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 5, 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 5, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

FREE Bellevue Arts Museum

Eastside Bellevue Arts Museum offers free admission the first Friday of each month, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-519-0770. Friday, September 5, 2014, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuearts.org.

Small Frye: Storytelling in the Galleries

Seattle Area Through a partnership between Frye Art Museum and Seattle Children’s Theatre, children use props, sound and movement to experience books from the inside, using their own imaginations. Visit the galleries after story time. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. To help make your visit enjoyable and worry-free, look onine for information on what to do with strollers and backpacks, food and drink in the galleries, and more. 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. first Fridays. FREE, drop-in, preschool classes with reservation (206-432-8211). Age recommendation: Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-622-9250. Friday, September 5, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM. Frye Art Museum 704 Terry Ave. Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit fryemuseum.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 5, 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 5, 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 5, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Dance Space 124 N. 103rd St. Seattle WA 98133. For more info visit theturnedonmama.com.

Game On!

Seattle Area Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: First Friday gaming for teens happens every month at the Ballard Branch. Come to the Library for board games, Kinect, Wii play and more! For grades 6-12. Description: Here is your chance to get some game time with Kinect, Wii play and Mario Kart! There will also be board games, art supplies, new books, snacks and conversation. 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. Friday, September 5, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival

North Sound Vendors, food, entertainment, children’s activities, kids' fishing derby (8 to 10 a.m. Sept. 6) children’s parade (10:30 a.m. Sept. 6), grand parade (10:45 a.m. Sept. 6), fireworks (dusk Sept. 6) and more. 3 to 10 p.m. Sept. 5, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 6, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 7. No on-site parking; shuttles from Kamiak High School and Olympic View Middle School. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-353-5516. Friday, September 5, 2014, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Mukilteo Lighthouse Park 609 Front St. Mukilteo WA 98275. For more info visit www.mukilteolighthousefestival.com.

FREE Hands On Children’s Museum

South Sound Hands On Children’s Museum is FREE 5 to 9 p.m. first Fridays. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-956-0818. Friday, September 5, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Hands On Children’s Museum 414 Jefferson St. N.E. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit www.hocm.org.

Apple Squeeze and Open House

Seattle Area Sample fresh apple juice from the apple press, meet instructors and try class demonstrations, and enjoy the gym playspace. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-684-7534. Friday, September 5, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Center City Cinema

Seattle Area See a movie outdoors. Bring blankets or low-back chairs. The Lego Movie (PG) Aug. 15, Man of Steel (PG-13) Sept. 5, Frozen (PG) Sept. 19. FREE. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Friday, September 5, 2014, 6:00 PM. Cascade Playground 333 Pontius Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Parents' Night Out

South Sound Sign up for Parents’ Night Out and treat yourself and your kids to some fun. While at the museum your child will play games, explore the playscapes, create works of art, and enjoy pizza and treats. Ages 3 to 10. $25, $10 each sibling. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-627-6031 ext. 221. Friday, September 5, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Children's Museum of Tacoma 1501 Pacific Ave. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit www.playtacoma.org.

Pizza and Picasso Night

Eastside Enjoy Pizza and Picasso night at Museo Art Academy's Issaquah and Redmond studios. Each month highlights a particular artist or school of art. We’ll kick off the evening with pizza while the instructor shares some interesting facts about the artist. Then, we unleash our independent creativity! Kids can choose to draw inspiration from the featured artist or put a completely new spin on their creations. Instructor-led activities include a variety of media such as clay, painting, drawing, printmaking and more. $29, pre-register. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-391-0244. Email: classes.museo@live.com. Friday, September 5, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Museo Art Academy 175 First Pl. N.W. #C Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit museoart.com.

Movies Under the Stars at Swedish/Edmonds

North Sound See Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (G). Free popcorn and lemonade. Seating on site for first 200 guests, can also bring blankets. FREE. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Friday, September 5, 2014, 7:45 PM. Swedish/Edmonds Hospital 21601 76th Ave. W. Edmonds WA 98026. For more info visit www.swedish.org.

Twisted Flicks: Plan 9 from Outer Space

Eastside Get ready for a Twisted Flicks take on one of the worst films of all time: Plan 9 from Outer Space, directed by Hollywood hack Ed Wood. Jet City Improv’s Twisted Flicks is a hilarious live movie re-dubbing experience that merges improv comedy with classic B movies. $15. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-893-9900. Email: box1@kpcenter.org. Friday, September 5, 2014, 8:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland WA 98033.

Nighttime Nature Walk

Seattle Area Bring a flashlight and join Magnuson Nature Educators on a family-friendly evening hike to search for nocturnal wildlife in the wetlands. 8:30 to 10 p.m. $3, $8 family, pre-register. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-684-7026. Friday, September 5, 2014, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Magnuson Park Wetlands 6700 N.E. 65th St. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit magnusonnatureprograms.com.

Puget Sound Bird Fest

North Sound Guided bird watching and nature walks, speakers, exhibits (Sept. 6), field trips on land and water, kids’ activities (Sept. 6) and more. No dogs. Various hours Sept. 6-7, see detailed schedule online. Some activities require a fee and/or pre-registration. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-771-0227. Email: sally.lider@edmondswa.gov. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 7:30 AM. Frances Anderson Center 700 Main St. Edmonds WA 98020.

PAWSwalk

Eastside 5K walk with or without a dog benefits PAWS. Kids’ zone, vendors, food and more. 8 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. walk. FREE, $25 minimum suggested pledge. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Marymoor Park 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.pawswalk.net.

FREE Dance Class

Seattle Area Dance to EvOLvE is excited to partner with University Heights Center to bring children's ballet/tap classes on Saturday mornings beginning this September. Sign up for a free trial today of one of the following classes: Magical Munchkins (age 2 to young 3) - 9:05 to 9:50 a.m. Tiny Movers (age 3 to 4) - 10 to 10:55 a.m. Star Shiners (age 4.5 to 6) - 11:05 a.m. to noon The fall semester will officially begin the following week on September 13th. To R.S.V.P. or learn more, visit our website. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-409-2247. Email: amy@dancetoevolve.com. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. University Heights Center, Room 109 5031 University Way N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.dancetoevolve.com.

Seattle Symphony at the University District Farmer Market

Seattle Area Symphony teaching artists will bring a variety of string, wind, brass and percussion instruments for families to explore, plus kids can make a popsicle stick harmonica. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 5031 University Way N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.seattlesymphony.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 6, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. The Nest 17530 132nd Ave. N.E. Suite B Woodinville WA 98072.

Eye Spy Seattle

Seattle Area Join us on our Eye Spy Seattle Family Architectural Walking Tours for a chance to see architectural highlights – old and new – at the heart of Downtown Seattle. Activities keep kids engaged along the way while our guides lead you on a tour geared toward participants of all ages. Stops include the 5th Avenue Theater and the Central Seattle Public Library. Tour available for birthday parties and other group tours. $15, $10 kids and SAF members. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-667-9184. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Rainier Square Atrium 1333 Fifth Ave. suite 300 Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit seattlearchitecture.org.

Family Festival: Salmon Return Celebration

Seattle Area Celebrate the return of the salmon and learn about Native American cultures. Find out how to care for our planet with earth-friendly art making, fantastic family tours, exciting live performances and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-654-3100. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Olympic Sculpture Park 2901 Western Ave. Seattle WA 98121. For more info visit www.seattleartmuseum.org.

FREE First Saturdays for Families

Seattle Area Families enjoy free admission on the first Saturday of each month, plus hands-on art activities and entertainment. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-654-3100. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Seattle Asian Art Museum 1400 E. Prospect St. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit www.seattleartmuseum.org.

San Gennaro Festival of Seattle

Seattle Area Italian entertainment, food and wine, kids' activities, a blood drive and more. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 7. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-872-1900. Email: info@sangennarofestivalseattle.org. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. 1225 S. Angelo St. Seattle WA 98108.

Saturday Fun Days at Bell Street Park

Seattle Area Come enjoy giant games, Imagination Playground, art activities and more, Saturdays through Sept. 10. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Bell Street Park Between Second and Third Avenue Seattle WA 98121. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Seattle Design Festival Block Party

Seattle Area See nine installations designed and built by local designers, community groups and contractors, plus enjoy performances, art activities, games, parkour and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 6-7. Donations welcomed. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Occidental Plaza South Main Street & Occidental Avenue South Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit designinpublic.org.

Seattle Tilth’s Harvest Fair

Seattle Area Organic farmers market, music, workshops, food, vendors, seed swap, children’s parade (noon; arrive by 11 a.m. to participate) and family activities. FREE, donations welcomed. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-633-0451 ext. 119. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Meridian Park 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit seattletilth.org.

Aki Matsuri: Japanese Fall Festival

Eastside Come enjoy Japanese cultural and educational fun events for all ages. The two-day program includes martial arts demonstrations, on-stage performing arts, more than 70 exhibit booths, yatai (food kiosks), puppet shows, hands-on workshops (origami, taiko drumming, calligraphy, etc.), and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 7. FREE, fees apply for some workshops. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-861-7865. Email: info2014@enma.org. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Bellevue College - Main Campus 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. Bellevue WA 98007.

Dr. Maze’s "Chicken Walk" Sunflower & Corn Maze

Eastside Come try our big sunflower and corn maze, the "Chicken Walk"! Other activities include hayrides, farm animals, bouncy rodeo, the singing chicken show, spider web climber, human sundial, mini-maze puzzles, lavender labyrinth and more. Visit on Friday for Farm Tot Friday and Bubble Friday. Open Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 5-20. $2 to $9. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-869-9777. Email: www.theDr@DrMazesFarm.com. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Dr. Maze's Farm 15410 N.E. 124th St. Redmond WA 98052.

Eastside Baby Corner's 5th Annual Pants Party

Eastside Bring in new or gently used children's pants to help Eastside Baby Corner (EBC) fulfill the need for back-to-school clothing bundles for kids in need. To thank you for your generosity, EBC offers food, games, entertainment, giveaways, Hub tours, raffles and more.  This is a free event, however, donations of pants (as well as other children’s items) will be gladly accepted at the event. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-865-0234. Email: ebc@babycorner.org. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Eastside Baby Corner 1510 N.W. Maple St. Issaquah WA 98027.

Pooch Pool Party

South Sound Dogs (but not people) can swim in Stewart Heights Pool today, plus take part in contests and an agility course. 10 to 11:30 a.m. or noon to 1:30 p.m. $10, $5 second dog, free for humans to watch. Space is limited, tickets available at the door. Type of Animal Event: Pet Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-591-2042. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Stewart Heights Pool 402 E. 56th St. Tacoma WA 98404. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Touch-A-Truck

South Sound Kids can get an up-close look at a variety of big trucks, including emergency, public works, parks department, school district and military vehicles. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. noon to 1 p.m. is no horns. FREE, canned food donations welcomed. Free on-site document shredding. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-798-4141. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Sprinker Recreation Center 14824 S. C St. Tacoma WA 98444. For more info visit www.co.pierce.wa.us.

Washington State Fair

South Sound Farm animals, agriculture, home arts, rides, exhibits, kids’ activities, food, fireworks on Friday nights, rodeo shows (Sept. 5-7) and concerts. Fiestas Patrias Latino Celebration, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 14. SillyVille includes train rides, food court, rides and more. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (9 a.m. today), 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays through Sept. 21. $12.50,  $9 seniors and ages 6 to 18, free ages 5 and younger, free 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 5 with non-perishable food donation. Kids free Sept. 7 and 8 with coupon (www.becu.org/freekids). Rodeo, Vision Dome exhibit and concerts priced separately. Packages available. Parking $10 to $12. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-841-5045. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Puyallup Fair and Events Center 110 Ninth Ave. S.W. Puyallup WA 98371. For more info visit www.thefair.com.

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 6, 2014, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

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 6, 2014, 10:15 AM – 11:15 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 6, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

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 6, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. The Nest 17530 132nd Ave. N.E. Suite B Woodinville WA 98072.

Newcastle Days

Eastside Celebrate the city’s 20th anniversary with a parade, community information, food, kids’ activities, pony rides, petting zoo, car show, entertainment and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-649-4444. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM. Lake Boren Park 13058 S.E. 84th Way Newcastle WA 98056. For more info visit www.ci.newcastle.wa.us.

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 6, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Playdate Café 4114 198th St. S.W. Suite 3 Lynnwood WA 98036.

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival

North Sound Vendors, food, entertainment, children’s activities, kids' fishing derby (8 to 10 a.m. Sept. 6) children’s parade (10:30 a.m. Sept. 6), grand parade (10:45 a.m. Sept. 6), fireworks (dusk Sept. 6) and more. 3 to 10 p.m. Sept. 5, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 6, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 7. No on-site parking; shuttles from Kamiak High School and Olympic View Middle School. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-353-5516. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM. Mukilteo Lighthouse Park 609 Front St. Mukilteo WA 98275. For more info visit www.mukilteolighthousefestival.com.

Moon Cake Day (Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration)

Seattle Area Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a child-friendly cultural experience of the Moon Festival, a mid-autumn festival celebration held in China and Vietnam. Description: Enjoy short stories, moon cakes, a craft and more. Traditional dress is encouraged. 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 6, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Caspar Babypants Performance

Seattle Area Grab some doughnuts and catch some tunes by Caspar Babypants. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 11:00 AM. Top Pot Doughnuts 6855 35th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.babypantsmusic.com.

Heritage Park Open House

North Sound Heritage Park celebrates the agricultural, transportation and social heritage of Lynnwood from its roots in the rural community of Alderwood Manor formed in 1919. Heritage exhibits throughout the park tell stories of life in early Alderwood Manor, and its historic structures have been renovated and repurposed as community resource facilities. Come explore, plus get the chance to see inside Interurban Car 55. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-776-3977. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Heritage Park 19921 Poplar Way Lynnwood WA 98036. For more info visit www.ci.lynnwood.wa.us.

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 6, 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.

Train Reenactment

South Sound Volunteers who run Washington State History Museum’s model railroad exhibit reenact actual schedules of 1950s Tacoma railroads. First Saturday each month. Included with admission. $9.50, $7 seniors, military and ages 6 to 17, free ages 5 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 888-238-4373. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Washington State History Museum 1911 Pacific Ave. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit www.wshs.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 6, 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 6, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

SummerSet Arts Festival

Seattle Area Live music, Native American culture-sharing, fun kids’ activities, art making stations and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Ronald Bog Park 2301 N. 175th St. Shoreline WA 98133. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Grandparents Grand Excursion

Eastside Grandparents ride free with a paying grandchild of any age Sept. 6 and 7. Trains depart every 90 minutes beginning at 12:01 p.m. from the Snoqualmie Depot at 38625 S.E. King St. and at 12:31 p.m. from the North Bend Depot at 205 McClellan St. $18, $10 ages 2 through 12, free under age 2. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-888-3030. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Northwest Railway Museum 38625 S.E. King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065. For more info visit www.trainmuseum.org.

Lo Fi Arts Festival

North Sound Site-specific visual and performing art located in and engaged with the farm landscape. Food trucks and local produce will be available. No dogs. Gates open at noon. $30, $20 bicyclist, $20 parking, free ages 12 and younger with adult. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 12:00 PM. Smoke Farm 12731 Smokes Road Arlington WA 98223. For more info visit www.strangertickets.com.

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time)

Seattle Area Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family 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: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:30 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: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

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 6, 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.

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 6, 2014, 1:00 PM. Northwest Railway Museum 38625 S.E. King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065.

A Honu World of Hula Open House

North Sound Try out our Baby & Me Hula and Island Grooves classes at our Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. at Gold's Gym in Mukilteo. The Baby & Me Hula demo will be from 1:15 to 2 p.m. The Island Grooves demo will be from 2:15 to 3 p.m. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Email: ahonuworldofhula@gmail.com. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Gold's Gym 12138 Mukilteo Speedway Mukilteo WA 98275.

Dock Fest

South Sound Join us for a fun and free community event to celebrate the waterfront and raise awareness for clean and healthy water. Enjoy delicious food and drink, music, trivia contests and prizes, educational activities for kids, rides aboard our Bay Patrol boat and more. All proceeds will support local nonprofit Citizens for a Health Bay with the clean up, restoration and protection of our waters and natural habitat. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-383-2429. Email: kgogins@healthybay.org. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The Dock Building 535 Dock St. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit healthybay.org.

Lego Mania!

Seattle Area Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Take our LEGO-building challenge or create something super-fantastic from your own imagination! We’ve got the bricks, you bring the mad LEGO skills. For ages 5-12. Description: Can't get enough of LEGO Mania! at the Library? To find out where the next LEGO Mania! will take place, click here. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Children ages 5-7 must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

"月满团圆庆中秋"音乐歌舞联欢会 (Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration at the Central Library)

Seattle Area Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English, 中文. Summary: 请来图书馆欣赏文艺表演,和我们同庆中秋。(Celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival with us at the Library!). Description: 这是一台具有中华民族特色、喜庆团圆的节目。来自西雅图声乐艺术团、中国舞蹈学院、丝绸之路舞蹈团、金度希声乐教室的演员们将为大家献上各自拿手好戏。参加演出的还有来自西雅图和温哥华周边地区的歌唱家、音乐家和专业歌手。欢迎携带家人和亲朋好友前来参加联欢会,与我们共聚一堂,欢庆中秋佳节。. Notes: 所有图书馆活动均为免费。不需要购买或预订门票。图书馆地下停车场周末全天停车费7元每车。联系电话 206-684-0849. Translation: Celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival with us at the Library! Enjoy traditional and modern Chinese songs, folk dances and instruments performed by the Joy of Singing Arts Group, Chinese Dance Academy, Silk Road Dancers and Dohee Kim Vocal Studio. Library events and programs are free. Tickets and reservations are not required. For more information please call 206-684-0849. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 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. Saturday, September 6, 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 6, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Playdate Café 4114 198th St. S.W. Suite 3 Lynnwood WA 98036.

Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival

Seattle Area Lantern making, lantern procession at dusk, face painting, live music, performers, food trucks, dance party and more! Bring shakers or bells for the procession. See online for tips. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-988-3700. Email: parksinfo@burienwa.gov. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Dottie Harper Park 421 S.W. 146th St. Burien WA 98166. For more info visit www.burienwa.gov.

One Hot Night: Pratt Open House

Seattle Area Watch artists in action as they pull prints, blow glass, forge steel and paint murals, plus enjoy hands-on art activities, face painting and more. Food and drink will be available for purchase from local food trucks. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-328-2200. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Pratt Fine Arts Center 1902 S. Main St. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.pratt.org.

Owl Prowl

Seattle Area We’ll search meadow and forest to look for resident and migrant owls up close in their habitat. We’ll also dissect owl pellets to piece together a food chain puzzle. Ages 8 and older. $9 per person. Pre-register. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-386-4237. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM. Discovery Park 3801 Discovery Park Blvd. Seattle WA 98199. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

42nd Street

Seattle Area The Hi-Liners present this classic musical about a chorus girl who steps in to save the show when the lead breaks a leg. 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 21. $18 to $25, $15 students and seniors, $12 kids, $3 more at the door. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-617-2152. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 7:30 PM. Highline Performing Arts Center 401 S. 152nd St. Burien WA 98148. For more info visit www.hi-liners.org.

Puget Sound Bird Fest

North Sound Guided bird watching and nature walks, speakers, exhibits (Sept. 6), field trips on land and water, kids’ activities (Sept. 6) and more. No dogs. Various hours Sept. 6-7, see detailed schedule online. Some activities require a fee and/or pre-registration. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-771-0227. Email: sally.lider@edmondswa.gov. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 7:30 AM. Frances Anderson Center 700 Main St. Edmonds WA 98020.

Women of Wonder 10K or 5K Run/Walk

Seattle Area Event includes a woman-centric post-race celebration, plus a free kids’ dash. 8 a.m. registration, 9:10 a.m. kids’ dash, 9:30 a.m. 10K and 5K. $40 to $50. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 8:00 AM. Green Lake Park 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.promotionevents.com.

Bike the Bluff

Seattle Area Walk or ride a 5 or 7-mile loop around Magnolia in this fundraiser for the Catharine Blaine K-8 School 5th graders’ class trip to IslandWood. Helmets are required. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $20, $10 ages 17 and younger, $40 per family. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Catharine Blaine K-8 School playground 2535 32nd Ave. W. Seattle WA 98199. For more info visit www.bikethebluff.org.

Cast Off! Free Public Sailing

Seattle Area Our Cast Off! program allows visitors the chance to sail in classic boats. The boats we use include: Admirable, a Bristol Bay Gillnetter; Amie, a Friendship sloop; Colleen Wagner, an Egret Sharpie; our long-boat Discovery, our New Haven Sharpie Betsy D, or a visiting classic. Before and after your sail take a walk on the docks and discover the boats. Watch the volunteer crews rigging the boats. They’ll be happy to answer any question you might have, and you may even have a chance to help with the rigging! Rides start throughout the day and last about 45 minutes. Sign-ups begin in person at 10 a.m.; space is limited and rides fill quickly. Arrive early to ensure your first choice, especially on sunny days and holidays. One person may sign up five other people who are not present, but no phone reservations are accepted. All ages are welcome and we have life jackets for everyone.  We sail rain or shine, but wind conditions may keep us at the dock. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-382-2628. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Center for Wooden Boats 1010 Valley St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.atlakeunionpark.org.

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. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Grandparents Day at Seattle Children's Museum

Seattle Area Celebrate Grandparents Day with special story times and other fun activities. Grandparents get free admission when accompanied by a paying grandchild (up to two free grandparent admissions per paid child). $8.25, free younger than age 1. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-1768. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Seattle Children’s Museum Seattle Center Armory 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.thechildrensmuseum.org.

San Gennaro Festival of Seattle

Seattle Area Italian entertainment, food and wine, kids' activities, a blood drive and more. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 7. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-872-1900. Email: info@sangennarofestivalseattle.org. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 1225 S. Angelo St. Seattle WA 98108.

Seattle Design Festival Block Party

Seattle Area See nine installations designed and built by local designers, community groups and contractors, plus enjoy performances, art activities, games, parkour and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 6-7. Donations welcomed. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Occidental Plaza South Main Street & Occidental Avenue South Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit designinpublic.org.

Aki Matsuri: Japanese Fall Festival

Eastside Come enjoy Japanese cultural and educational fun events for all ages. The two-day program includes martial arts demonstrations, on-stage performing arts, more than 70 exhibit booths, yatai (food kiosks), puppet shows, hands-on workshops (origami, taiko drumming, calligraphy, etc.), and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 7. FREE, fees apply for some workshops. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-861-7865. Email: info2014@enma.org. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Bellevue College - Main Campus 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. Bellevue WA 98007.

Edmonds Classic Car Show

North Sound Classic car show and entertainment all day, plus kids’ activities like making and racing a pinewood car. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-670-1496. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Fifth Avenue and Main Street Edmonds WA 98020. For more info visit www.edmondswa.com.

Washington State Fair

South Sound Farm animals, agriculture, home arts, rides, exhibits, kids’ activities, food, fireworks on Friday nights, rodeo shows (Sept. 5-7) and concerts. Fiestas Patrias Latino Celebration, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 14. SillyVille includes train rides, food court, rides and more. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (9 a.m. today), 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays through Sept. 21. $12.50,  $9 seniors and ages 6 to 18, free ages 5 and younger, free 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 5 with non-perishable food donation. Kids free Sept. 7 and 8 with coupon (www.becu.org/freekids). Rodeo, Vision Dome exhibit and concerts priced separately. Packages available. Parking $10 to $12. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-841-5045. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Puyallup Fair and Events Center 110 Ninth Ave. S.W. Puyallup WA 98371. For more info visit www.thefair.com.

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. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival

Seattle Area Hawaiian music, hula, food, vendors, workshops and kids’ activities. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-684-7200. Email: info@seattlelivealohafestival.com. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Seattle Center 305 Harrison Street Seattle WA 98109.

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival

North Sound Vendors, food, entertainment, children’s activities, kids' fishing derby (8 to 10 a.m. Sept. 6) children’s parade (10:30 a.m. Sept. 6), grand parade (10:45 a.m. Sept. 6), fireworks (dusk Sept. 6) and more. 3 to 10 p.m. Sept. 5, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 6, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 7. No on-site parking; shuttles from Kamiak High School and Olympic View Middle School. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-353-5516. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Mukilteo Lighthouse Park 609 Front St. Mukilteo WA 98275. For more info visit www.mukilteolighthousefestival.com.

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. Sunday, September 7, 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.

Grandparents Grand Excursion

Eastside Grandparents ride free with a paying grandchild of any age Sept. 6 and 7. Trains depart every 90 minutes beginning at 12:01 p.m. from the Snoqualmie Depot at 38625 S.E. King St. and at 12:31 p.m. from the North Bend Depot at 205 McClellan St. $18, $10 ages 2 through 12, free under age 2. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-888-3030. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Northwest Railway Museum 38625 S.E. King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065. For more info visit www.trainmuseum.org.

Cider Squeeze

South Sound Music, apple pie and an old-fashioned cider squeeze using Curran Apple Orchard Park apples. Bring clean jugs and picking bags or purchase at the orchard. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-460-2530. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Curran Orchard Park 3920 Grandview Drive W. University Place WA 98466. For more info visit www.curranappleorchard.com.

Frog Frolic

Seattle Area Join us in celebrating community and the environment during the 18th annual Frog Frolic. Enjoy guided tours through an ancient peat bog, kids activities and crafts, live music, raffle of outdoor family items, yummy food, a beer garden and more. FREE. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-432-4914. Email: Rebekah@shadowhabitat.org. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Shadow Lake Nature Preserve 21656 184th Ave. S.E. Renton WA 98058.

Adventure Playground

Eastside Adventure Playground is a one of a kind play area that allows kids to create their own play adventure. Nestled in the wooded forest of Deane’s Children’s Park, children are provided toolboxes, various building supplies, safety items and the freedom to create build-it-yourself play zones with the guidance of staff. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 7-28. Donations accepted. Closed-toe shoes required. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-275-7882. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Deane's Children's Park 5500 Island Crest Way Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.mercergov.org.

Grandparents Are Tops Day

North Sound Watch a wood block get transformed into a top, and decorate your own wooden top. Plus, set up (and fall!) a domino chain, play board games and more. Included with admission. $9.50, free ages 1 and younger, grandparents free today. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-258-1006. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Imagine Children's Museum 1502 Wall St. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.imaginecm.org.

Busy Bees: Makin' Life Sweet

Farther Afield Get an up-close look at a working beehive, play games, taste honey, listen to stories and make a beeswax candle. $5, pre-register. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-855-4384. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. IslandWood 4450 Blakely Ave. N.E. Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit www.islandwood.org.

42nd Street

Seattle Area The Hi-Liners present this classic musical about a chorus girl who steps in to save the show when the lead breaks a leg. 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 21. $18 to $25, $15 students and seniors, $12 kids, $3 more at the door. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-617-2152. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 1:30 PM. Highline Performing Arts Center 401 S. 152nd St. Burien WA 98148. For more info visit www.hi-liners.org.

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: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Baby Luvs Reggae

Seattle Area ChatAttak Productions & Maxim's present an all-ages reggae party featuring live performances by Digital Lion, Selassie Soldier and Mista Chatman, and Irie selections from DJs Selecta Matsui, Doctamon and Mixx America. $10, $5 ages 6 to 17, free ages 5 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Maxim's 5608 Rainier Ave. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Free Sample Music Together Class

Seattle Area Music Together is a researched-based, internationally recognized early-childhood music development program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners and the grown-ups who love them! Classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. Register online for your free sample class. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-281-1111. Email: info@sunshinemusictogether.com. Monday, September 8, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Washington Park Arboretum's Graham Visitors Center 2300 Arboretum Drive E. Seattle WA 98112.

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 8, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Ella the Elephant Live Show

Seattle Area Westfield Southcenter is hosting two live shows starring the beloved children’s television character at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in Macy’s Court. Families will have an opportunity to enjoy singing and dancing, as well as take photos with Ella during meet and greets during the following times: 10:20 to 10:50 a.m. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. 4:20 to 4:50 p.m. 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. In addition, guests will have a chance to win a special giveaway, as well as enjoy Ella the Elephant-themed coloring pages and more. Other characters visiting Westfield Southcenter include Arthur the Aardvark on September 4, Peppa the Pig on October 2, and Brobee from “Yo Gabba Gabba!” on November 6. Each month the special character will be available for photo opportunities for 30 minutes on the hour from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Dining Terrace on Level 2. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-246-0423. Email: abigaile@richmondpr.com. Monday, September 8, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM. Westfield Southcenter Macy’s Court 2800 Southcenter Mall Seattle WA 98188. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

¡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 8, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Free Sample Music Together Class

Seattle Area Music Together is a researched-based, internationally recognized early-childhood music development program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners and the grown-ups who love them! Classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. Register online for your free sample class. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-281-1111. Email: info@sunshinemusictogether.com. Monday, September 8, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Washington Park Arboretum's Graham Visitors Center 2300 Arboretum Drive E. Seattle WA 98112.

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 8, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Washington State Fair

South Sound Farm animals, agriculture, home arts, rides, exhibits, kids’ activities, food, fireworks on Friday nights, rodeo shows (Sept. 5-7) and concerts. Fiestas Patrias Latino Celebration, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 14. SillyVille includes train rides, food court, rides and more. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (9 a.m. today), 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays through Sept. 21. $12.50,  $9 seniors and ages 6 to 18, free ages 5 and younger, free 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 5 with non-perishable food donation. Kids free Sept. 7 and 8 with coupon (www.becu.org/freekids). Rodeo, Vision Dome exhibit and concerts priced separately. Packages available. Parking $10 to $12. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-841-5045. Monday, September 8, 2014, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Puyallup Fair and Events Center 110 Ninth Ave. S.W. Puyallup WA 98371. For more info visit www.thefair.com.

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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Teen Adviser Meeting

Seattle Area Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: As part of the Teen Advisers, middle and high school students can earn service learning credit at The Seattle Public Library. Applications are required. Description: Teen Advisers are ambassadors for reading and the Library, help at programs, and work on creative projects. It’s fun, and there are snacks! Click here to download the application. Applications are due by September 8th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Applications are due by September 8th. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Jessica Lucas. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 8, 2014, 3:30 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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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. Monday, September 8, 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. Monday, September 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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. Monday, September 8, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 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. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 8, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 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 8, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 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 8, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Fall Tot Trot

Seattle Area Kids ages 2 to 5 can run a race complete with a shirt, racing number, snack and a ribbon upon finishing. $12, pre-register. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-684-7534. Monday, September 8, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM.