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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

North Sound Daily events and attractions through April 30, most with appeal for kids and families. Mount Vernon Street Fair is April 25-27. Prices vary, many events FREE. Various locations throughout the Skagit Valley. Download the festival map and brochure online. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-428-5959. Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Various locations throughout the Skagit Valley. For more info visit www.tulipfestival.org.

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

Seattle Area Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, 中文. Summary: 幼兒樂園裡 孩子們可透過玩遊戲 英文兒歌敎唱 讀故事書 做簡易手工及玩各類玩具等不同的活動方式 達到啟蒙的目的並協助幼兒們提前適應將來入學的環境 且更可幚助幼兒學習到如何與別人分享及相處的經驗。而幼兒的照顧者更可藉此機會與社區內其他幼兒照顧者交換資訊及經驗並拓展人際關係. / The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for 2-5 years old children. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with other children. Caregivers also build and strengthen connection and communication with their children, and connect with other caregivers in the community. Kaleidoscope pla… More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:00 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, 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: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 23, 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, April 23, 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, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

Seattle Area Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. 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. 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, April 23, 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 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, April 23, 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, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Capitol 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: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Central Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 23, 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, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class

North Sound Register first with an RSVP for the class of your choice to info@spongeschool.com. Then come join us for a free trial language class. Our teachers are native speakers who make learning fun with music, movement, art, drama, and play that inspires. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM. Playdate Cafe 4114 198th St. S.W. Suite 3 Lynnwood WA 98036. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Preschool 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, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool 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: It is story time at the Columbia Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

¡Hora de Cuentos! / Bilingual Preschool Story Time

Seattle Area Where: South Park Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! / It is preschool story time at the South Park Branch! Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en inglés y español con Miss Bea. Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Bea. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Baby 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 baby story time at the Magnolia 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: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

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, April 23, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

CANCELED - Preschool Story Time

Seattle Area Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Baby Story Time

Seattle Area Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Baby Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Northgate Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your infants, ages 0-12 months, to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and activities with our children's librarian. Stay afterwards 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, April 23, 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, April 23, 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 toddlers 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, April 23, 2014, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class

North Sound Register first with an RSVP for the class of your choice to info@spongeschool.com. Then come join us for a free trial language class. Our teachers are native speakers who make learning fun with music, movement, art, drama, and play that inspires. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:30 AM. Playdate Cafe 4114 198th St. S.W. Suite 3 Lynnwood WA 98036. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Page to Stage Storytime

North Sound Village Theatre's Pied Piper program presents a reading of "Splat the Cat" at Imagine. Included with admission. Show at noon. $9.50, free ages 12 months and younger. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-258-1006. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:00 PM. Imagine Children's Museum 1502 Wall St. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.imaginecm.org.

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 and babies 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, April 23, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:40 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! For babies ages 0-12 months and their caregivers. Description: Sing songs and learn chants, rhymes and activities that build pre-literacy skills. Older siblings are welcome -- they can bring their own "baby!". 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, April 23, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Mommy and Me Nia

Seattle Area Bond with your baby while moving your body to music and the magic of Nia technique - a blend of martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Get back into your body wisdom and bliss while dancing with your baby and get a gentle and nourishing workout for your body, mind and soul. First class is free, subsequent classes are $15 drop-in. Discounted weekly passes and financial assistance available. Age recommendation: Infant. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-407-7260. Email: vinajoybarham@gmail.com. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Center of Movement and Healing 7901 35th Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit theturnedonmama.com.

Seeds and Salads with Green Plate Special

Seattle Area Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Plant vegetable seeds, then taste the delicious vegetables they will turn into! Learn how to water and care for seedlings so they will grow into healthy, tasty vegetables. For tweens in grades 5-8. Description: Plant seeds such as lettuce, radishes, and carrots, for Green Plate Special's summer garden. Or, plant your own vegetable seed to take home to grow in a sunny spot! You'll also get to taste-test the salad dressings used in Green Plate Special's gardening and cooking programs. Green Plate Special is a hands-on gardening and cooking program for students in grades 5-8. In their teaching garden, located in Rainier Valley, middle school youth take part in every step of the food growing process, from plantin… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 23, 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. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Teen Center Advisers Meeting

Seattle Area Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - Starbucks Teen Center. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Earn service learning credit by working on creative projects at the Library! Description: As part of the Teen Advisers, Seattle high school students (ages 14-19) can earn service learning credit at The Seattle Public Library. Teen Advisers are ambassadors for reading and the Library, and work on creative projects, including planning programs and writing blog posts. It’s fun, and there are snacks! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library Teen Center 206-615-1410 or E-mail the Teen Center. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. 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. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:00 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. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Delridge Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Homework Help

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

After School Program

Seattle Area Where: Broadview Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. ESL. Language: English, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Volunteers from Horn of Africa Services will assist you with homework. Description: The After School Program provides homework assistance in a supportive environment on a drop-in basis. Volunteers serve all youth in grades K-12. These volunteers are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that while the After School Program is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: ትካል ወለንተኛታት ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ፣ ንተማሃሮ ብዘይ ዝኾነ ቖጸራ፣ ናይ ዕዮ ገዛ ሓገዝ ከምዝህብ ክንሕብረኩም ንፈቱ። Dad lacag la’aan ka caawiniya ardayda shaqada guriga oo kasocdo Horn of Africa ayaa jira. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

Seattle Area Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.). Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Homework Help

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

All Ages Board Game Night

Seattle Area Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an all ages board game night at Ballard Branch. Description: Wanna play? Bring your family, friends, or come alone and play our array of board games from Blokus, Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride to Jenga and Scrambled States of America. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 23, 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. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Lake City Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 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 family 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. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

North Sound Daily events and attractions through April 30, most with appeal for kids and families. Mount Vernon Street Fair is April 25-27. Prices vary, many events FREE. Various locations throughout the Skagit Valley. Download the festival map and brochure online. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-428-5959. Thursday, April 24, 2014. Various locations throughout the Skagit Valley. For more info visit www.tulipfestival.org.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

North Sound Register first with an RSVP for the class of your choice to info@spongeschool.com. Then come join us for a free trial language class. Our teachers are native speakers who make learning fun with music, movement, art, drama, and play that inspires. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:00 AM. Playdate Cafe 4114 198th St. S.W. Suite 3 Lynnwood WA 98036. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

North Sound Register first with an RSVP for the class of your choice to info@spongeschool.com. Then come join us for a free trial language class. Our teachers are native speakers who make learning fun with music, movement, art, drama, and play that inspires. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:00 AM. Playdate Cafe 4114 198th St. S.W. Suite 3 Lynnwood WA 98036. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Grupo Bilingüe de Juegos / Bilingual Kaleidoscope play & learn

Seattle Area Where: Columbia Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español. Summary: Grupo Bilingüe de juegos para padres y cuidadores con niños entre las edades de Nacimiento hasta 5 años. / Bilingual play group for ages birth to 5. Description: Niños escuchan cuentos, cantan y participan en actividades de artes con sus padres o cuidador durante la hora de grupo. Tambien hay tiempo para que los niños exploran varios juguetes y actividades. El hora de Juego Libre y Tiempo de Círculo de 10:30 a 11:30 a.m. Les animamos a los padres y cuidadores traer una comida para comer con su niño/a y compartir en grupo. A traves de este grupo, los niños reciben preparacion para el ambiente de aprendizaje que se encuentra en el prescolar y kinder, ademas de formand… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Free play and circle time from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together from 11:30 - noon. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments as well as building relationship with others. Caregivers also build up… More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

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 children's story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your 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, April 24, 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 whole family 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, April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Northgate Branch. 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. 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. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time & Craft

Seattle Area Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your entire family to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Stay afterward to make a fabulous craft! 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. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

How My Garden Grows! 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 gardening-themed stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Description: We will be learning all about gardening today! Come enjoy stories, songs and a project that explore the fun of growing our own fruits, veggies and flowers. 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, April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Central Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese 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: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories, and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 所有活动均为免费。在各分馆设有限额免费停车位。. Translation: Story times are for young children and their parents. Limited free parking is available in the library parking lot on the west side of the building. 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, April 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Children's Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch. Room Location: Children's 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, April 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

Seattle Area Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the NewHolly Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Preschool Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Preschool story time at the Southwest Branch is canceled in April. It will resume on Thursday, May 1. Description: 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, April 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tugboat Storytime

Seattle Area Listen to stories about boats and the sea aboard the Arthur Foss, a 100-year-old tugboat. After stories, there is time to explore the boat. This is an indoor/outdoor activity; dress accordingly. Ages 2 to 5. Not intended for preschool groups. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-382-2628. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Historic Ships Wharf 866 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.atlakeunionpark.org.

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 toddler 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, April 24, 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, April 24, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

Can You Dig It?

Seattle Area Where: Broadview Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Come to this series of seed-starting workshops geared for the youngest of plant enthusiasts. Description: Learn about a different kind of plant every week (flowers, vegetables, succulents and cacti) through hands-on activities, then help care for the baby plants in our little Library garden. The Edible Garden Series includes events and presentations for all ages at Library branches around the city in April and May. Learn about edible gardening, food advocacy and sustainability in coordination with our local partner organizations. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. All supplies will be provided. Please bring weather-appropriate gear for working outside. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Baby Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Columbia Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Adults. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Columbia Branch! Baby Story Time is for babies, ages 0-12 months, and their caregivers. We will sing songs, learn chants, rhymes and activities that build pre-literacy skills. Older siblings are welcome, they should bring their own "baby!". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class at Sponge

Eastside Register first with an RSVP to info@spongeschool.com. Then come join us for a free trial language class. Our teachers are native speakers who make learning fun with music, movement, art, drama, and play that inspires. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Sponge 13219 N.E. 20th St. Bellevue WA 98005.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class at Sponge

Eastside Register first with an RSVP to info@spongeschool.com. Then come join us for a free trial language class. Our teachers are native speakers who make learning fun with music, movement, art, drama, and play that inspires. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Sponge 13219 N.E. 20th St. Bellevue WA 98005.

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, April 24, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Imagine Children's Museum 1502 Wall St. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.imaginecm.org.

Homework Help

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

Watershed Science for Kids: Human Use

Seattle Area Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: What can you do to keep our water clean? Find out how small actions can have a big impact on Puget Sound. For grades K-2. Registration is required. Description: This week, we'll start with an interactive activity that will help us understand how human actions can impact the watershed. Afterward, we'll model the flow of pollution downstream, observing how our own small actions upstream can have a big impact on Puget Sound. Watershed Science for Kids teaches environmental science with fun, hands-on activities. Seattle watersheds are home to fish and wildlife and help protect the ocean from urban pollution. Children in grades K-2 will learn about the water cycle an… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required, call the Magnolia Branch at 206-386-4225 to sign up. This series begins March 13 and happens every Thursday through April 24. This program series is presented in partnership with the Environmental Science Center. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. 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. Cost: FREE. Thursday, April 24, 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. Thursday, April 24, 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. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 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. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class at Sponge

Eastside Register first with an RSVP to info@spongeschool.com. Then come join us for a free trial language class. Our teachers are native speakers who make learning fun with music, movement, art, drama, and play that inspires. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Sponge 13219 N.E. 20th St. Bellevue WA 98005.

Homework Help

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

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Homework Help

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

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Lake City Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

How My Garden Grows! Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Lake City Branch! Bring your children from birth to age 8 to enjoy gardening-themed stories, rhymes, songs and activities around foods that grow in gardens 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, April 24, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM.

Art Dog

Seattle Area Seattle Children’s Theatre brings us the adventurous story of a dog who is a museum guard by day, and a superhero-like artist by night. Based on the book by Thatcher Hurd. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Various dates and times through May 18. $15 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:00 PM. Seattle Children’s Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit sct.org.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Eastside Village Theatre KIDSTAGE presents this theatrical adaptation of the animated movie. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 11-27. $16 to $18. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:30 PM. Village Theatre First Stage 120 Front St. N. Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit www.villagetheatre.org.

From the Top with Christopher O'Riley

South Sound Hear some of the best young musicians perform on this live radio show, hosted by pianist Christopher O’Riley. $19 to $49. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-591-5890. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:30 PM. Rialto Theater 310 S. Ninth St. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit www.broadwaycenter.org.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

North Sound Daily events and attractions through April 30, most with appeal for kids and families. Mount Vernon Street Fair is April 25-27. Prices vary, many events FREE. Various locations throughout the Skagit Valley. Download the festival map and brochure online. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-428-5959. Friday, April 25, 2014. Various locations throughout the Skagit Valley. For more info visit www.tulipfestival.org.

Earth Day Fair

South Sound Explore exhibits and booths by King County environmental organizations and discover the natural world through programs, touch tanks, games, arts and crafts, guided beach walks and trail walks. Event admission is free. Chaperones are required for students. Classroom and group registration is recommendation. Discover Pass required for parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Friday, April 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Saltwater State Park 25205 Eighth Place S. Des Moines WA 98198. For more info visit saltwaterearthdayfair.webs.com.

Marine Mammal Mania

Seattle Area Learn about marine mammals at Seattle Aquarium through hands-on kids’ activities, talks and demonstrations. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Wild orcas April 4-6, harbor seals April 11-13, sea otters April 18-20, and fur seals April 25-27. Included with admission. $21.95, $14.95 ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and younger. Type of Animal Event: Aquarium Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-386-4300. Friday, April 25, 2014, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Seattle Aquarium Pier 59 1483 Alaskan Way Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class at Sponge

Eastside Register first with an RSVP to info@spongeschool.com. Then come join us for a free trial language class. Our teachers are native speakers who make learning fun with music, movement, art, drama, and play that inspires. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, April 25, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Sponge 13219 N.E. 20th St. Bellevue WA 98005.

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Festival

Seattle Area Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Japan through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods and games. This year's feast for the senses features Taiko drumming, artisan demonstrations, and a theatrical stage production, "Otokichi" about the first Japanese shipwreck survivors on U.S. (Washington state) soil. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 25-27. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-723-2003. Email: scbjcf@earthlink.net. Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.seattlecenter.com.

The Cyndi Soup Show

North Sound Music, stories and sing-alongs with Cyndi Soup and her puppet pals. Shows are 50 mins. in length. 10 a.m. April 25-26. $5, free babes in arms. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-568-9412. Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:00 AM. Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater 1211 Fourth St. Snohomish WA 98290. For more info visit thumbnailtheater.com.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

Seattle Area Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories, and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 适合幼童及家长参加。. Notes: 所有活动均为免费。在各分馆设有限额免费停车位。. Translation: Story times are for young children and their parents. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Limited free parking is available at the branch. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

FREE Drop-in Playgroup

Seattle Area Join kids ages birth to 5 and their parents/caregivers every Wednesday and Friday for a drop-in playgroup! Have fun playing with other families, reading, and singing. First-time families will be asked to fill out a registration form. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6849. Email: saraht@familyworksseattle.org. Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103.

Baby Story and Play Time

Seattle Area Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Lake City Branch! Bring your babies, ages 0 to 12 months, to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Nancy! Description: Story time happens in the first half hour. Social time for babies and their grown-ups follows for the rest of the time. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class at Sponge

Eastside Register first with an RSVP to info@spongeschool.com. Then come join us for a free trial language class. Our teachers are native speakers who make learning fun with music, movement, art, drama, and play that inspires. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Sponge 13219 N.E. 20th St. Bellevue WA 98005.

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, April 25, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Dance Space 124 N. 103rd St. Seattle WA 98133. For more info visit theturnedonmama.com.

String: A Show of Dance & Object Theater

Seattle Area This gentle presentation of dance and object theater, performed by movement artist Mary Margaret Moore, takes very young children on a simple and yet magical journey of discovery. "String" aims to stimulate children's imagination and stretch their capacity to "read" their experiences and decipher their feelings. In "String" movement and an array of simple objects inspire a journey into discovery. The fresh and minimal canvas set is a metaphor of a blank page, and upon it, a brilliant red rope leads to a huge canvas bundle. When the show begins, Key, the character, is waiting, playing cat's cradle. She discovers the red winding rope. Following the rope, Key finds the large bundle and unpacks seven brown paper bags. Each bag holds new emotions; the seventh, the bag of dreams and the future, will be opened...tomorrow. A 35-minute show followed by a Q&A with the performer. "String" was conceived with children ages 2 to 8 in mind, but is a delight for all ages. Seating is limited, so advance ticket purchase… Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 505-506-8976. Email: marymargaret.moore@gmail.com. Friday, April 25, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM. Beacon Hill Garden House 2336 15th Ave. S. Seattle WA 98144.

Time4Kidz Night Out

North Sound Kids ages 2 1/2 to 10 can come enjoy pizza, games, crafts, story time and a movie while their parents enjoy a night out. $20 for 3 hours, $15 for 2 hours. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-761-8448. Email: time4kidz@hotmail.com. Friday, April 25, 2014, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Time4Kidz Drop-In Playcare 3333 184th St. S.W. Suite F Lynnwood WA 98037.

Play Date: Live Family-Friendly Music

Seattle Area Gregory Attonito (The Bouncing Souls) and Shanti Wintergate are headed to the northwest this April on the I Scream For Ice Cream Tour. They will be performing a string of matinee and night shows with their solo acoustic music and their family-friendly music project, Play Date. They bring interactive, fun and rocking music the whole family can enjoy. Play Date was recently featured at the Austin City Limits music festival and reviewed on NPR's All Things Considered. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Email: iloveplaydate@gmail.com. Friday, April 25, 2014, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Full Tilt 9629 16th Ave S.W. Seattle WA 98106. For more info visit iloveplaydate.bandcamp.com.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

Seattle Area Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali story time at the Rainier Beach Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.). Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, April 25, 2014, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Oso First Responders Family Night

North Sound All first responders who have participated in mudslide rescue or recovery in any capacity and their families are invited to enjoy an evening at the museum that's free and just for them. Imagine Children's Museum in Everett will also be participating. The two museums hope that this evening will allow those who have spent so many hours helping families in need a chance to play and relax with their own. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-757-8888. Friday, April 25, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. The Children's Museum of Skagit County 550 Cascade Mall Drive Burlington WA 98233. For more info visit www.skagitchildrensmuseum.net.

Oso First Responders Family Night

North Sound All first responders who have participated in mudslide rescue or recovery in any capacity and their families are invited to enjoy an evening at the museum that's free and just for them. The Children's Museum of Skagit Valley will also be participating. The two museums hope that this evening will allow those who have spent so many hours helping families in need a chance to play and relax with their own. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-258-1006. Friday, April 25, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Imagine Children's Museum 1502 Wall St. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.imaginecm.org.

Art Dog

Seattle Area Seattle Children’s Theatre brings us the adventurous story of a dog who is a museum guard by day, and a superhero-like artist by night. Based on the book by Thatcher Hurd. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Various dates and times through May 18. $15 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00 PM. Seattle Children’s Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit sct.org.

Starbucks Hot Java Cool Jazz

Seattle Area Five of the hottest Seattle-area high school bands will come together and display their chops for one amazing, jazz-filled evening at Starbucks’ 19th Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz. As part of Starbucks ongoing commitment to supporting the local youth arts community, all proceeds from ticket sales will benefit participating schools’ music programs. This year’s participants include Ballard, Bothell, Garfield, Mountlake Terrace and Roosevelt High Schools. For more information visit www.starbucks.com/seattle. $20. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 877-784-4849. Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00 PM. The Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.stgpresents.org.

Tales of a 5th Grade Somebody

Seattle Area Seattle Public Theater’s (SPT) Youth Program presents a humorous look at the myths and truths of being in 5th grade. 7 p.m. April 25-26, 2 p.m. April 26-27. FREE, donations encouraged to support SPT's Theater Education Program and to offer student tuition assistance. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-524-1300. Email: pr@seattlepublictheater.org. Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00 PM. Seattle Public Theatre at the Bathhouse 7312 W. Greenlake Drive N. Seattle WA 98133.

Peter Pan or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up

Eastside This adaptation by the Royal Shakespeare Company features young actors as well as alumni cast and faculty in honor of Youth Theatre Northwest’s 30th anniversary. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through May 18. $13 to $17. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-232-4145 ext. 109. Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00 PM. Youth Theatre Northwest 8805 S.E. 40th St. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.youththeatre.org.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Eastside Village Theatre KIDSTAGE presents this theatrical adaptation of the animated movie. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 11-27. $16 to $18. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 PM. Village Theatre First Stage 120 Front St. N. Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit www.villagetheatre.org.

Peter Pan

Eastside Lyric Light Opera presents this classic Broadway musical. 2 p.m. April 12, 13 and 19, 7:30 p.m. April 18, 25 and 26. $24 to $34. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-893-9900. Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit www.kpcenter.org.

Disney's The Little Mermaid

North Sound Fun show for all ages features young actors in 5th through 11th grades. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 18-27. $15, $12 seniors, $8 youth and all tickets on April 26 Family Night. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 PM. Whidbey Children's Theater 723 Camano Ave. Langley WA 98260. For more info visit whidbeychildrenstheater.org.

The Spencers' Theatre of Illusion

South Sound See astonishing and dramatic feats by renowned illusionists Kevin and Cindy Spencer. $22 to $52. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-591-5890. Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 PM. Pantages Theater 901 Broadway Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit www.broadwaycenter.org.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

North Sound Daily events and attractions through April 30, most with appeal for kids and families. Mount Vernon Street Fair is April 25-27. Prices vary, many events FREE. Various locations throughout the Skagit Valley. Download the festival map and brochure online. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-428-5959. Saturday, April 26, 2014. Various locations throughout the Skagit Valley. For more info visit www.tulipfestival.org.

Healthy Earth, Healthy You 5K Run/Walk

Seattle Area Run or walk along the Duwamish-Green River trail, and afterward plant a tree or shrub at a riverside restoration area. $20. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-768-2822. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 AM. Tukwila Community Center 12424 42nd Ave. S. Tukwila WA 98168. For more info visit www.tukwilawa.gov.

Queen Anne Street Scramble

Seattle Area Street Scramble is a muscle-powered urban adventure for walkers, runners, cyclists, families with strollers, and anyone else who likes to explore and discover neighborhood gems. Using a street map of the course, find as many checkpoints as you can and answer a simple question to prove you were there. Go for 90 minutes or three hours, working together in a team or going solo. 8:30 a.m. registration and check-in, 9:30 a.m. maps and instructions given, 10 a.m. start. $5 to $24. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:30 AM. Queen Anne Baptist Church 2011 First Ave N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.streetscramble.com.

Marine Mammal Mania

Seattle Area Learn about marine mammals at Seattle Aquarium through hands-on kids’ activities, talks and demonstrations. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Wild orcas April 4-6, harbor seals April 11-13, sea otters April 18-20, and fur seals April 25-27. Included with admission. $21.95, $14.95 ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and younger. Type of Animal Event: Aquarium Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-386-4300. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Seattle Aquarium Pier 59 1483 Alaskan Way Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class at Sponge

Eastside Register first with an RSVP to info@spongeschool.com. Then come join us for a free trial language class. Our teachers are native speakers who make learning fun with music, movement, art, drama, and play that inspires. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Sponge 13219 N.E. 20th St. Bellevue WA 98005.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

North Sound Register first with an RSVP for the class of your choice to info@spongeschool.com. Then come join us for a free trial language class. Our teachers are native speakers who make learning fun with music, movement, art, drama, and play that inspires. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:30 AM. Playdate Cafe 4114 198th St. S.W. Suite 3 Lynnwood WA 98036. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Sound Cycling: Everyday Biking Info Fair

Seattle Area Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Enjoy a bicycle rodeo with obstacle courses for kids, and connect with local biking and commuting organizations as you learn about about bike maintenance and future Sound Cycling programs. Description: Already biking regularly? Interested in biking or want to bike more? This event is for you. We’ll also be planning future free Everyday Biking and bike maintenance classes that will be tailored to your needs, so drop by the Library's booth and let us know what you want to learn. Bicycle Rodeo for Kids - 10 a.m. - noon Learn bicycle safety while riding bikes through obstacle courses! Bikes, helmets and instruction will be provided by BikeWorks. Volunteers from Rainier Riders will help keep kids on track,… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Dance Around the World

Seattle Area Watch dance performances all day long from performers representing cultures around the world. Included with admission. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 20-21. $8.25, $7.25 grandparents, $7 active military, free for babies younger than 12 months. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-1768. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Seattle Children's Museum at Seattle Center Armory 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.thechildrensmuseum.org.

Fiddleheads Parent/Child Classes

Seattle Area Join us for a Fiddleheads Parent & Child Nature Class this spring, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers age 2 to 5 and their caregivers will experience the Washington Park Arboretum using their senses. Each week of class is based on a different learning theme and features hands-on activities, hiking, games, stories and crafts. Above all, we will explore and let the natural curiosity of the young ones direct our adventures. $18 parent/child pair, $9 additional child; $14 per pair when you register for 6 or more classes. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-685-8033. Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Washington Park Arboretum 2300 Arboretum Drive E. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Healthy Kids Day

Seattle Area Bouncy houses, snacks, games, art, play time, pool activities, health screenings, tours and more at participating Seattle-area YMCA locations. No joining fee for families who sign-up today. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-935-6000. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. West Seattle Family YMCA 4515 36th Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit www.seattleymca.org.

Healthy Kids Day

Seattle Area Bouncy houses, snacks, games, art, play time, pool activities, health screenings, tours and more at participating Seattle-area YMCA locations. No joining fee for families who sign-up today. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-363-0446. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Dale Turner Family YMCA 19290 Aurora Ave. Shoreline WA 98133. For more info visit www.seattleymca.org.

Healthy Kids Day

Seattle Area Bouncy houses, snacks, games, art, play time, pool activities, health screenings, tours and more at participating Seattle-area YMCA locations. No joining fee for families who sign-up today. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-524-1400. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. University Family YMCA 5003 12th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.seattleymca.org.

Healthy Kids Day

Seattle Area Bouncy houses, snacks, games, art, play time, pool activities, health screenings, tours and more at participating Seattle-area YMCA locations. No joining fee for families who sign-up today. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-322-6969. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Meredith Mathews East YMCA 1700 23rd Ave. Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit www.seattleymca.org.

Healthy Kids Day

Seattle Area Bouncy houses, snacks, games, art, play time, pool activities, health screenings, tours and more at participating Seattle-area YMCA locations. No joining fee for families who sign-up today. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-244-5880. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Matt Griffin YMCA 3595 S. 188th St. SeaTac WA 98188. For more info visit www.seattleymca.org.

Rock and Gem Show

Seattle Area Annual show features a silent auction – one for kids and one for adults, a prize wheel, and rock displays, minerals, fossils, geodes, gemstones and crystals to explore. Club members will have their own display cases on exhibit. See demonstrations of jewelry and lapidary techniques. Dealers will be selling minerals, lapidary tools, fossils, geodes and more. Food and drinks available for purchase. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26-27. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-932-3292. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Alki Masonic Temple 4736 40th Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98116. For more info visit www.westseattlerockclub.org.

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Festival

Seattle Area Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Japan through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods and games. This year's feast for the senses features Taiko drumming, artisan demonstrations, and a theatrical stage production, "Otokichi" about the first Japanese shipwreck survivors on U.S. (Washington state) soil. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 25-27. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-723-2003. Email: scbjcf@earthlink.net. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.seattlecenter.com.

Seattle Pet Expo

Seattle Area Vendors, agility and obedience demonstrations, guest speakers, contests and more. Pets welcome to attend on a fixed lead or in a carrier, along with proof of vaccination. Type of Animal Event: Pet Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Seattle Center Exhibition Hall 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit seattlepetexpo.com.

Bee Earth Friendly

Eastside Earth Day activities include bee and gardening talks and activities, face painting,  magic show (11:45 a.m.), and more. Included with admission. $12.50, $11.50 seniors, $9 ages 2 to 12, free younger than age 2. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-391-5508. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Cougar Mountain Zoo 19525 S.E. 54th St. Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit www.cougarmountainzoo.org.

Healthy Kids Day

Eastside Bouncy houses, snacks, games, art, play time, pool activities, health screenings, tours and more at participating Seattle-area YMCA locations. No joining fee for families who sign-up today. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-746-9900. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Bellevue Family YMCA 14230 Bel-Red Road Bellevue WA 98007. For more info visit www.seattleymca.org.

Healthy Kids Day

Eastside Bouncy houses, snacks, games, art, play time, pool activities, health screenings, tours and more at participating Seattle-area YMCA locations. No joining fee for families who sign-up today. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-282-1500. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Coal Creek Family YMCA 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road Newcastle WA 98059. For more info visit www.seattleymca.org.

Healthy Kids Day

Eastside Bouncy houses, snacks, games, art, play time, pool activities, health screenings, tours and more at participating Seattle-area YMCA locations. No joining fee for families who sign-up today. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-256-3115. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Snoqualmie Valley YMCA 35018 S.E. Ridge St. Snoqualmie WA 98065. For more info visit www.seattleymca.org.

Evergreen State Spring Festival

North Sound Rides, music, food, animals, a BBQ championship, vendors and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27. FREE, $5 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 360-805-6700. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Ave. S.E. Monroe WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

Healthy Kids Day

North Sound Bouncy houses, snacks, games, art, play time, pool activities, health screenings, tours and more at participating Seattle-area YMCA locations. No joining fee for families who sign-up today. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-485-9797. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Northshore YMCA 11811 N.E. 195th St. Bothell WA 98011. For more info visit www.seattleymca.org.

The Cyndi Soup Show

North Sound Music, stories and sing-alongs with Cyndi Soup and her puppet pals. Shows are 50 mins. in length. 10 a.m. April 25-26. $5, free babes in arms. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-568-9412. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM. Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater 1211 Fourth St. Snohomish WA 98290. For more info visit thumbnailtheater.com.

Healthy Kids Day

South Sound Bouncy houses, snacks, games, art, play time, pool activities, health screenings, tours and more at participating Seattle-area YMCA locations. No joining fee for families who sign-up today. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-833-2770. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Auburn Valley YMCA 1620 Perimeter Road S.W. Auburn WA 98001. For more info visit www.seattleymca.org.

CANCELED - Sensory Story Time - Animals

Seattle Area Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: 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: Enjoy preschool-level books, songs and movement with children ages 10 and under. Visit www.spl.org/sensorystorytime to view a visual guide to familiarize your child with the branch and to hear the songs the presenters will sing at story time. 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: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Sensory Story Time - Creatures

Seattle Area Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Sensory Story Time is a new story time 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: Enjoy preschool-level books, songs and movement with children ages 10 and under. Visit www.spl.org/sensorystorytime/ to view a visual guide to familiarize your child with the branch and to hear the songs the presenters will sing at story time. 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, April 26, 2014, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Kids Rock Concert Series: Caspar Babypants

Seattle Area Simple, sweet, catchy tunes for kids. Part of the Mount Baker Community Club’s Kids Rock season. Doors open 10 a.m. show starts 10:30 a.m. $5, $15 per family of four, season tickets available. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-722-7209. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:30 AM. Mount Baker Community Club 2811 Mt. Rainier Drive S. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Saturday Stories

Seattle Area Stories and activities that celebrate gardens, plants and nature. Ages 3 to 8 and their families. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-543-0415. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Elisabeth C. Miller Library, Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 N.E. 41st St. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

North Sound Register first with an RSVP for the class of your choice to info@spongeschool.com. Then come join us for a free trial language class. Our teachers are native speakers who make learning fun with music, movement, art, drama, and play that inspires. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:30 AM. Playdate Cafe 4114 198th St. S.W. Suite 3 Lynnwood WA 98036. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Sheep Shearing

Eastside Shearing and spinning demonstrations, children’s crafts and activities, tractor and wagon rides, pony rides, food and more. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE, nominal fees for activities (cash only, no ATM on site). Shuttles from Wilburton Park & Ride and Bannerwood Sports Park. Shuttle service begins at 10:45 a.m. and runs throughout the day, approximately every 20 minutes. The last shuttle leaves Kelsey Creek Farm Park at 4:30 p.m. No pets in the barnyard area. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-452-7688. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Kelsey Creek Farm Park 410 130th Pl. S.E. Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Snow White

Eastside StoryBook Theater puts a funny, musical spin on the familiar fairy tale for kids ages 10 and younger. 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through May 4. $10. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-893-9900. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit www.kpcenter.org.

Yeehaw Day

North Sound Come dressed in your western best and see a roping demonstration, do a stick horse obstacle course, and make a vest or chaps from a paper bag. Included with admission. $9.50, free ages 12 months and younger. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-258-1006. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Imagine Children's Museum 1502 Wall St. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.imaginecm.org.

Family Workshop

South Sound Families with kids ages 5 to 12 can build, tinker and explore the world of cars with different hands-on projects the fourth Saturday of each month. $5 to $8 plus museum admission ($14, $12 students, seniors and military, $8 ages 5 to 12, free ages 4 and younger). Pre-register. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-683-3964. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. LeMay America’s Car Museum 2702 E. D St. Tacoma WA 98421. For more info visit www.lemaymuseum.org.

The Prince and the Pauper

South Sound Family-friendly musical based on Mark Twain’s book about a poor boy and a prince who swap identities. 11 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May 4. $12 to $15. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-565-6867. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class at Sponge

Eastside Register first with an RSVP to info@spongeschool.com. Then come join us for a free trial language class. Our teachers are native speakers who make learning fun with music, movement, art, drama, and play that inspires. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Sponge 13219 N.E. 20th St. Bellevue WA 98005.

Leap for Green Family Fair

Eastside Celebrate sustainability with activities and information for the whole family, including arts and crafts, music, food, urban farming, vendors and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-275-7609. Email: miparks@mercergov.org. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 S.E. 24th St. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.mercergov.org.

Scenic Train Rides

Eastside Ride through the Cascade Foothills to the top of Snoqualmie Falls. Round-trip excursions are 75-minutes long. Board in Snoqualmie, 38625 S.E. King Street, 12:01 p.m. 1:31 p.m. or 3:01 p.m. or in North Bend, 205 McClellan Street, 12:31 p.m. or 2:01 p.m. $18, $15 seniors, $10 kids, free younger than age 2. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-888-3030. Email: info@trainmuseum.org. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Northwest Railway Museum 38625 S.E. King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065.

Family Day Film Screening: Fat Albert Mini Series

Seattle Area Watch four 30-minute episodes of the animated TV show "Fat Albert" which was created by Bill Cosby and ran from 1972 to 1985. Writer, filmmaker and cultural critic David Walker will lead a post-screening Q&A. Part of the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival. $10, $5 seniors and youth. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-684-4758. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute 104 17th Ave. S. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.langstoninstitute.org.

Seattle's Architectural History, Part I: 1880-1935

Seattle Area Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Professor and architectural historian Jeffrey Karl Ochsner presents an overview of Seattle's architectural history in two lectures, beginning in 1880 and extending to the present day. Description: The two lectures will cover the history of Seattle's architecture from 1880 to the present. Ochsner will discuss urban development, building types, stylistic directions and the major architects who shaped the architecture of the city and region. April 26: Part 1, 1880-1935 Explore the development of Seattle's architectural style during the city's early growth. Important early architects, major stylistic directions and a range of building types will also be covered. This lecture includes early… View in Catalog: "Podcasts and Books" by Jeffrey Karl Ochsner. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This is the first of two lectures co-sponsored by the Seattle Architecture Foundation. Each lecture will run about 90 minutes, allowing time at the end for questions. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Lower Kinnear Park Opening Celebration

Seattle Area Celebrate the opening of the newly renovated park with games, live music, a scavenger hunt and guided walks. Bring non-perishable donations for the Queen Anne Food Bank. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Lower Kinnear Park 601 W. Roy St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Mother Goose Story Time

Seattle Area Bring your kids ages 6 and younger to meet master storyteller Mother Goose for myths and legends, sing-alongs, scavenger hunts and other activities highlighting birds and animals of Seward Park and legends of the Northwest. Guest appearances by Talking Tree, Sasquatch, Owl, Eagle and Bear. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-652-2444 ext. 100. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Seward Park Audubon Center 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit sewardpark.audubon.org.

Tales of Peter Rabbit

Seattle Area Thistle Theatre presents a puppet show based on two Beatrix Potter stories, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and "The Tale of Benjamin Bunny." Thistle Theatre is the only performing arts organization in the Pacific Northwest that specializes in Bunraku, an ancient Japanese style of puppetry. The puppeteers are dressed head-to-toe in black to suggest invisibility. 1 and 3 p.m. April 26-27. $10, $8 seniors and children. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-3388. Email: info@thistletheatre.org. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Magnuson Park Theatre 7110 62nd Ave. N.E. Bld 47 Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit thistletheatre.org.

Eastside Mathfest

Eastside Zeno hosts an afternoon of carnival-style math games for elementary-school kids. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-325-0774. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Crossroads Bellevue 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit zenomath.org.

Free Trial Hindi Language Class at Sponge

Eastside Register first with an RSVP to info@spongeschool.com. Then come join us for a free trial language class. Our teachers are native speakers who make learning fun with music, movement, art, drama, and play that inspires. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Sponge 13219 N.E. 20th St. Bellevue WA 98005.

Snow White

Eastside StoryBook Theater puts a funny, musical spin on the familiar fairy tale for kids ages 10 and younger. 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through May 4. $10. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-893-9900. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit www.kpcenter.org.

Family Nature Walk

South Sound Explore Tacoma's Parks during this free naturalist-led walk. Discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons. Walks are organized and led by Tacoma Nature Center staff. Not recommended for strollers or children younger than age 3. Pre-registration is recommended. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-591-6439. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Tacoma Nature Center 1919 S. Tyler St. Tacoma WA. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

Seattle Area Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories, and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 適合幼童與家長參加。. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available on the streets around the branch. Patrons may pay to park in the garage beneath International District Village Square II. Enter the garage from the two-way alley behind the building via South Lane or South Dearborn. Garage Rates 0 - 1 hour: $2 1 - 2 hours: $4 Saturday - all day: $4. Translation: Story times are for young children and their parents. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

'Ribbon and Rhyme': Create Typewriter Art

Seattle Area Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Celebrate Poetry Month by trying out vintage typewriters! Join The Carriage Return Group for "Ribbon and Rhyme," a hands-on art installation with typewriters. For all ages. Description: Try your hand at typing a poem for the Northeast Branch poetry contest, write something for a friend, or make some typewritten art. Vintage typewriters and paper will be supplied -- the only thing you need to bring is your creativity. Volunteer staff from The Carriage Return will be on hand to unstick keys and offer typing advice. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Worm Fun with Seattle Tilth’s Master Composter Soil Builders

Seattle Area Where: High Point Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Look at worms under a microscope, learn about compost bins, and talk to Seattle Tilth’s Master Composter Soil Builders about what worms do for your garden! Description: The Edible Garden Series includes events and presentations for all ages at Library branches around the city in April and May. Learn about edible gardening, food advocacy and sustainability in coordination with our local partner organizations. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with Seattle Tilth. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Art Dog

Seattle Area Seattle Children’s Theatre brings us the adventurous story of a dog who is a museum guard by day, and a superhero-like artist by night. Based on the book by Thatcher Hurd. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Various dates and times through May 18. $15 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 PM. Seattle Children’s Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit sct.org.

Tales of a 5th Grade Somebody

Seattle Area Seattle Public Theater’s (SPT) Youth Program presents a humorous look at the myths and truths of being in 5th grade. 7 p.m. April 25-26, 2 p.m. April 26-27. FREE, donations encouraged to support SPT's Theater Education Program and to offer student tuition assistance. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-524-1300. Email: pr@seattlepublictheater.org. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 PM. Seattle Public Theatre at the Bathhouse 7312 W. Greenlake Drive N. Seattle WA 98133.

The Prince and the Pauper

South Sound Family-friendly musical based on Mark Twain’s book about a poor boy and a prince who swap identities. 11 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May 4. $12 to $15. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-565-6867. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

Free Trial Hindi Language Class at Sponge

Eastside Register first with an RSVP to info@spongeschool.com. Then come join us for a free trial language class. Our teachers are native speakers who make learning fun with music, movement, art, drama, and play that inspires. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Sponge 13219 N.E. 20th St. Bellevue WA 98005.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class

North Sound Register first with an RSVP for the class of your choice to info@spongeschool.com. Then come join us for a free trial language class. Our teachers are native speakers who make learning fun with music, movement, art, drama, and play that inspires. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:30 PM. Playdate Cafe 4114 198th St. S.W. Suite 3 Lynnwood WA 98036. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

Seattle Area Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the Lake City Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.). Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tales of Peter Rabbit

Seattle Area Thistle Theatre presents a puppet show based on two Beatrix Potter stories, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and "The Tale of Benjamin Bunny." Thistle Theatre is the only performing arts organization in the Pacific Northwest that specializes in Bunraku, an ancient Japanese style of puppetry. The puppeteers are dressed head-to-toe in black to suggest invisibility. 1 and 3 p.m. April 26-27. $10, $8 seniors and children. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-3388. Email: info@thistletheatre.org. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Magnuson Park Theatre 7110 62nd Ave. N.E. Bld 47 Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit thistletheatre.org.

Snow White

Eastside StoryBook Theater puts a funny, musical spin on the familiar fairy tale for kids ages 10 and younger. 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through May 4. $10. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-893-9900. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 3:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit www.kpcenter.org.

Teen Art Workshop: Metal Jewelry

Eastside Create edgy and stunning metal work beautiful enough to wear. Teens will learn techniques from amazing local artist and educator Jennifer Bennett, using metal-smithing hand tools to create their own stylish jewelry. Free for teens. R.S.V.P. online. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-519-0770. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuearts.org.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class

North Sound Register first with an RSVP for the class of your choice to info@spongeschool.com. Then come join us for a free trial language class. Our teachers are native speakers who make learning fun with music, movement, art, drama, and play that inspires. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 4:00 PM. Playdate Cafe 4114 198th St. S.W. Suite 3 Lynnwood WA 98036. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Time4Kidz Night Out

North Sound Kids ages 2 1/2 to 10 can come enjoy pizza, games, crafts, story time and a movie while their parents enjoy a night out. $20 for 3 hours, $15 for 2 hours. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-761-8448. Email: time4kidz@hotmail.com. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Time4Kidz Drop-In Playcare 3333 184th St. S.W. Suite F Lynnwood WA 98037.

20th Annual Procession of the Species Celebration

South Sound Parade of costumed participants and floats celebrates relationships between people and the natural world. Join in as long as you observe the three rules (see online). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 4:30 PM. Jefferson Street and Legion Way Olympia, WA 98501. For more info visit www.procession.org.

Art Dog

Seattle Area Seattle Children’s Theatre brings us the adventurous story of a dog who is a museum guard by day, and a superhero-like artist by night. Based on the book by Thatcher Hurd. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Various dates and times through May 18. $15 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 5:30 PM. Seattle Children’s Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit sct.org.

Eats & Beats: Creme Tangerine

Eastside Pizza and a concert from a Beatles tribute band at KidsQuest Children’s Museum. 5:30 to 8 p.m. $8 to $13, $3 for pizza and lemonade, pre-register to guarantee availability. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-637-8100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. KidsQuest Children's Museum 4091 Factoria Square Mall S.E. Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Special Night of Play

South Sound Led by Museum educator Scotty Jones, this evening event is designed for families of children with autism or other special needs. It provides a private, less stimulating time to experience the museum with other families who may share the same life experience. Representatives from local family resource groups will also be present. $7, $5 members. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-956-0818. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Hands On Children’s Museum 414 Jefferson St. N.E. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit www.hocm.org.

Tales of a 5th Grade Somebody

Seattle Area Seattle Public Theater’s (SPT) Youth Program presents a humorous look at the myths and truths of being in 5th grade. 7 p.m. April 25-26, 2 p.m. April 26-27. FREE, donations encouraged to support SPT's Theater Education Program and to offer student tuition assistance. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-524-1300. Email: pr@seattlepublictheater.org. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:00 PM. Seattle Public Theatre at the Bathhouse 7312 W. Greenlake Drive N. Seattle WA 98133.

Peter Pan or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up

Eastside This adaptation by the Royal Shakespeare Company features young actors as well as alumni cast and faculty in honor of Youth Theatre Northwest’s 30th anniversary. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through May 18. $13 to $17. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-232-4145 ext. 109. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:00 PM. Youth Theatre Northwest 8805 S.E. 40th St. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.youththeatre.org.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Eastside Village Theatre KIDSTAGE presents this theatrical adaptation of the animated movie. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 11-27. $16 to $18. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 PM. Village Theatre First Stage 120 Front St. N. Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit www.villagetheatre.org.

Peter Pan

Eastside Lyric Light Opera presents this classic Broadway musical. 2 p.m. April 12, 13 and 19, 7:30 p.m. April 18, 25 and 26. $24 to $34. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-893-9900. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit www.kpcenter.org.

Disney's The Little Mermaid

North Sound Fun show for all ages features young actors in 5th through 11th grades. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 18-27. $15, $12 seniors, $8 youth and all tickets on April 26 Family Night. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 PM. Whidbey Children's Theater 723 Camano Ave. Langley WA 98260. For more info visit whidbeychildrenstheater.org.

The Spencers' Theatre of Illusion

North Sound See astonishing and dramatic feats by renowned illusionists Kevin and Cindy Spencer. $22 to $32. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-275-9595. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 PM. Edmonds Center for the Arts 410 Fourth Ave. Edmonds WA 98020. For more info visit www.edmondscenterforthearts.org.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

North Sound Daily events and attractions through April 30, most with appeal for kids and families. Mount Vernon Street Fair is April 25-27. Prices vary, many events FREE. Various locations throughout the Skagit Valley. Download the festival map and brochure online. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-428-5959. Sunday, April 27, 2014. Various locations throughout the Skagit Valley. For more info visit www.tulipfestival.org.

Heroes Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & Kid's Fun Run

North Sound The Heroes Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Kid's Fun Run benefits military and first-responder charities, with much of the course featuring beautiful water views. 7:30 a.m. half marathon walkers, 8 a.m. remaining runners/walkers (self-seeding), 11 a.m. kid's run. $35 to $75, $5 kid's run, discounts for military and veterans. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 7:30 AM. Port Gardner Landing 1728 W. Marine View Drive Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.heroeshalf.com.

Top Pot Doughnut Dash

Seattle Area 5K run/walk and 1K Kids’ Dash (ages 12 and younger) benefiting Childhaven. 7 a.m. registration, 8:30 5K, 9:30 Kids' Dash, 10 a.m. Caspar Babypants concert. $35 to $45, $10 dash. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 8:30 AM. Green Lake Community Center 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.promotionevents.com.

Spy on the Heritage Park Bald Eagles

Eastside Come to Heritage Park in Kirkland for close-up views of the bald eagles' nest! One bald eagle parent has been sitting on the nest for a few weeks, and that means there's an egg (or, more likely, two) that will hatch soon. We're hoping for babies late this month or early in May. Stop by for a close look at the big nest and the bald eagle parents, using high-powered spotting scopes provided by Eastside Audubon. We'll be there the last Sunday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. and all day on July 4. Free and fascinating for all ages. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Heritage Park Waverly Way and Market Street Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit eastsideaudubon.org.

Marine Mammal Mania

Seattle Area Learn about marine mammals at Seattle Aquarium through hands-on kids’ activities, talks and demonstrations. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Wild orcas April 4-6, harbor seals April 11-13, sea otters April 18-20, and fur seals April 25-27. Included with admission. $21.95, $14.95 ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and younger. Type of Animal Event: Aquarium Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-386-4300. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Seattle Aquarium Pier 59 1483 Alaskan Way Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Soundbridge First Concert Series: Harp

Seattle Area Harpist Catherine Case will perform short pieces and invite questions from curious little ones. Children will learn how to be musical explorers through their ears and try out the featured instrument after the show. 9:30 and 11 a.m. $10, $8 children, free younger than age 2. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-336-6600. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 9:30 AM. Soundbridge Seattle Symphony Music Discover Center 200 University St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattlesymphony.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, April 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Center for Wooden Boats 1010 Valley St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.atlakeunionpark.org.

Dance Around the World

Seattle Area Watch dance performances all day long from performers representing cultures around the world. Included with admission. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 20-21. $8.25, $7.25 grandparents, $7 active military, free for babies younger than 12 months. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-1768. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Seattle Children's Museum at Seattle Center Armory 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.thechildrensmuseum.org.

Rock and Gem Show

Seattle Area Annual show features a silent auction – one for kids and one for adults, a prize wheel, and rock displays, minerals, fossils, geodes, gemstones and crystals to explore. Club members will have their own display cases on exhibit. See demonstrations of jewelry and lapidary techniques. Dealers will be selling minerals, lapidary tools, fossils, geodes and more. Food and drinks available for purchase. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26-27. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-932-3292. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Alki Masonic Temple 4736 40th Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98116. For more info visit www.westseattlerockclub.org.

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Festival

Seattle Area Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Japan through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods and games. This year's feast for the senses features Taiko drumming, artisan demonstrations, and a theatrical stage production, "Otokichi" about the first Japanese shipwreck survivors on U.S. (Washington state) soil. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 25-27. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-723-2003. Email: scbjcf@earthlink.net. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.seattlecenter.com.

Free Trial Japanese Language Class at Sponge

Eastside Register first with an RSVP to info@spongeschool.com. Then come join us for a free trial language class. Our teachers are native speakers who make learning fun with music, movement, art, drama, and play that inspires. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Sponge 13219 N.E. 20th St. Bellevue WA 98005.

Evergreen State Spring Festival

North Sound Rides, music, food, animals, a BBQ championship, vendors and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27. FREE, $5 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 360-805-6700. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Ave. S.E. Monroe WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

Art Dog

Seattle Area Seattle Children’s Theatre brings us the adventurous story of a dog who is a museum guard by day, and a superhero-like artist by night. Based on the book by Thatcher Hurd. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Various dates and times through May 18. $15 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11:00 AM. Seattle Children’s Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit sct.org.

Soundbridge First Concert Series: Harp

Seattle Area Harpist Catherine Case will perform short pieces and invite questions from curious little ones. Children will learn how to be musical explorers through their ears and try out the featured instrument after the show. 9:30 and 11 a.m. $10, $8 children, free younger than age 2. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-336-6600. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11:00 AM. Soundbridge Seattle Symphony Music Discover Center 200 University St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattlesymphony.org.

The Bicycle

Seattle Area See two short films, followed by the film "The Bicycle" about a 10-year-old boy who has a strained relationship with his soon-to-be stepfather, until the boy's bicycle is stolen and the two work together to get it back. Part of the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival. $10, $5 seniors and youth. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-684-4758. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute 104 17th Ave. S. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.langstoninstitute.org.

Free Trial Japanese Language Class at Sponge

Eastside Register first with an RSVP to info@spongeschool.com. Then come join us for a free trial language class. Our teachers are native speakers who make learning fun with music, movement, art, drama, and play that inspires. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Sponge 13219 N.E. 20th St. Bellevue WA 98005.

Modern Manners for Modern Children

Eastside This interactive class, taught by Clise Etiquette, teaches children the social skills and table manners that will help them to become polite, confident and self-assured young ladies and young men. The three-hour course will cover introductions and handshakes, eye contact, conversation skills and being a good guest and host. The class will also include how to properly set a table, which utensil to use and how to hold them properly, how to eat certain foods and table manners. $85, includes a three-course lunch, goodies, and certificate of completion. Pre-regsiter. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-708-1670. Email: arden@cliseetiquette.com. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Palomino 610 Bellevue Way N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.cliseetiquette.com.

Snow White

Eastside StoryBook Theater puts a funny, musical spin on the familiar fairy tale for kids ages 10 and younger. 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through May 4. $10. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-893-9900. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11:00 AM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit www.kpcenter.org.

Free Trial Hindi Language Class

Eastside RSVP first to info@spongeschool.com. Then come join us for a free language class at Redmond Ridge, Sponge's newest location. Our teachers are native speakers who make learning fun with music, movement, art, drama, and play that inspires! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Sponge 22330 N.E. Marketplace Drive, Suite 121 Redmond WA 98053.

Family Day: Let's Get Real

Eastside Explore how real life inspires art at BAM. Enjoy art activities, demonstrations, and performances featuring our newest exhibitions and your imagination. From woodturning to superhero costumes, from life drawings to a community paper-chain that connects all three museum floors, this will be a family day to remember! Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-519-0770. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuearts.org.

Scenic Train Rides

Eastside Ride through the Cascade Foothills to the top of Snoqualmie Falls. Round-trip excursions are 75-minutes long. Board in Snoqualmie, 38625 S.E. King Street, 12:01 p.m. 1:31 p.m. or 3:01 p.m. or in North Bend, 205 McClellan Street, 12:31 p.m. or 2:01 p.m. $18, $15 seniors, $10 kids, free younger than age 2. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-888-3030. Email: info@trainmuseum.org. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Northwest Railway Museum 38625 S.E. King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065.

Sound Cycling: Everyday Biking Info Fair

Seattle Area Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Try out the bike blender, make a poster and connect with local biking and commuting organizations as you learn about about bike maintenance and future Sound Cycling programs. Description: Already biking regularly? Interested in biking or want to bike more? This event is for you. We’ll also be planning future free Everyday Biking and bike maintenance classes that will be tailored to your needs, so drop by the Library's booth and let us know what you want to learn. Bike Blender Come try out the bike blender! Bring your favorite ingredients from the farmers market, or use some of ours and try a delicious smoothie made under your very own pedal power. Cycling Information Organizations… 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. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Ponte el Ritmo (Put your Rhythm On!)

Seattle Area Join in this hands-on, call-and-response rhythm and song workshop highlighting instruments from Cuba and Brazil. Be ready to clap and dance along with the beat! Presented by Elsita Savani and Jeff “Bongo” Busch. Space is limited; first come, first seated. Ideal for ages 3 and older. Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Phone: 206-362-7550. Pre-register: No. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM. Shoreline Library 345 N.E. 175th St. Shoreline WA 98155. For more info visit kcls.org.

Short Films + STEM Workshop

Seattle Area See three science and technology film shorts, followed by a STEM workshop led by Microsoft, Technology Access Foundation, and the University of Washington. Part of the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival. $10, $5 seniors and youth. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-684-4758. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute 104 17th Ave. S. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.langstoninstitute.org.

Tales of Peter Rabbit

Seattle Area Thistle Theatre presents a puppet show based on two Beatrix Potter stories, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and "The Tale of Benjamin Bunny." Thistle Theatre is the only performing arts organization in the Pacific Northwest that specializes in Bunraku, an ancient Japanese style of puppetry. The puppeteers are dressed head-to-toe in black to suggest invisibility. 1 and 3 p.m. April 26-27. $10, $8 seniors and children. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-3388. Email: info@thistletheatre.org. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Magnuson Park Theatre 7110 62nd Ave. N.E. Bld 47 Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit thistletheatre.org.

World Pinhole Day Camera Obscura Event

Seattle Area Local arts nonprofit Seattle ReCreative and visual artist Ethan Jackson will be teaming up to transform Fremont’s Ross Park shelter house into a camera obscura-based art installation. ReCreative volunteers will also be leading an all-ages DIY camera obscura-building workshop.  Come learn fundamental lessons about photography and the physics of light. This event is FREE, open to the public and fun for all ages! Participants are encouraged to bring a cardboard box and creative material donations. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Ross Park 4320 Fourth Ave. N.W. Seattle WA 98107. For more info visit www.seattlerecreative.org.

Snow White

Eastside StoryBook Theater puts a funny, musical spin on the familiar fairy tale for kids ages 10 and younger. 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through May 4. $10. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-893-9900. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit www.kpcenter.org.

'Ribbon and Rhyme': Create Typewriter Art

Seattle Area Where: South Park Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Celebrate Poetry Month by trying out vintage typewriters! Join The Carriage Return Group for "Ribbon and Rhyme," a hands-on art installation with typewriters. For all ages. Description: Try your hand at typing a poem for the Northeast Branch poetry contest, write something for a friend, or make some typewritten art. Vintage typewriters and paper will be supplied -- the only thing you need to bring is your creativity. Volunteer staff from The Carriage Return will be on hand to unstick keys and offer typing advice. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Free Trial Hindi Language Class

Eastside RSVP first to info@spongeschool.com. Then come join us for a free language class at Redmond Ridge, Sponge's newest location. Our teachers are native speakers who make learning fun with music, movement, art, drama, and play that inspires! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Sponge 22330 N.E. Marketplace Drive, Suite 121 Redmond WA 98053.

Explore Your World - Daytime Nature Walk

Seattle Area Where: non-library location. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Address: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center 5200 - 35th Ave. S.W. Seattle, WA 98126. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Get to know the plants and animals that live in urban forests! Learn native plant identification and uses for plants through the ages. Registration is required. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Call 206-684-7454 or drop by the High Point Branch to sign up. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help is canceled on Sundays at the Beacon Hill Branch for the remainder of the 2013-14 school year. To find more options for Homework Help, click here. 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. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tales of a 5th Grade Somebody

Seattle Area Seattle Public Theater’s (SPT) Youth Program presents a humorous look at the myths and truths of being in 5th grade. 7 p.m. April 25-26, 2 p.m. April 26-27. FREE, donations encouraged to support SPT's Theater Education Program and to offer student tuition assistance. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-524-1300. Email: pr@seattlepublictheater.org. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM. Seattle Public Theatre at the Bathhouse 7312 W. Greenlake Drive N. Seattle WA 98133.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Eastside Village Theatre KIDSTAGE presents this theatrical adaptation of the animated movie. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 11-27 (no show April 20). $16 to $18. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM. Village Theatre First Stage 120 Front St. N. Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit www.villagetheatre.org.

Folklife for Families Concert

Eastside Sing along with teachers from Sunshine Music Together and dance to the fiddle-driven tunes of The Onlies. 2 p.m. doors open 1:30 p.m. $9, $5 ages 6 months and older. Proceeds benefit Northwest Folklife. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM. Old Redmond Schoolhouse 16600 N.E. 80th St. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Peter Pan or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up

Eastside This adaptation by the Royal Shakespeare Company features young actors as well as alumni cast and faculty in honor of Youth Theatre Northwest’s 30th anniversary. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through May 18. $13 to $17. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-232-4145 ext. 109. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM. Youth Theatre Northwest 8805 S.E. 40th St. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.youththeatre.org.

Disney's The Little Mermaid

North Sound Fun show for all ages features young actors in 5th through 11th grades. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 18-27. $15, $12 seniors, $8 youth and all tickets on April 26 Family Night. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM. Whidbey Children's Theater 723 Camano Ave. Langley WA 98260. For more info visit whidbeychildrenstheater.org.

The Prince and the Pauper

South Sound Family-friendly musical based on Mark Twain’s book about a poor boy and a prince who swap identities. 11 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May 4. $12 to $15. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-565-6867. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

Art Dog

Seattle Area Seattle Children’s Theatre brings us the adventurous story of a dog who is a museum guard by day, and a superhero-like artist by night. Based on the book by Thatcher Hurd. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Various dates and times through May 18. $15 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:30 PM. Seattle Children’s Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit sct.org.

Philharmonia Northwest Children's Concert

Seattle Area Philharmonia Northwest and Music Director Julia Tai present a concert for children of all ages. “It’s a Carnival!” will feature a menagerie of musical animals, beginning with Darius Milhaud’s The Ox on the Roof (“Le boeuf sur le toit”), Cornish faculty Emily Doolittle’s Why the Parrot Repeats Human Words, and ending with the classic tale of Saint-Saens, Carnival of the Animals. The Carnival is kid-friendly, featuring pictures, activity packets and everyone’s favorite instruments. Families are also invited to the Instrument Petting Zoo at 1:45 p.m with members of Philharmonia Northwest. $20, $15 students and seniors, free ages 18 and younger with paying adult. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-675-9727. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:30 PM. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church 4805 N.E. 45th St. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Mini Maestros: The Wacky, Wild World of Percussion

South Sound Tacoma Symphony Orchestra Percussion Section introduces kids ages 2 to 8 to percussion instruments with music from Pink Panther, Mr. Brown Can Moo and more. Come early to the concert and let your kids try out these instruments for themselves at our musical petting zoo. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. show begins at 2:30 p.m. $10, $7 kids, free younger than age 2. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-591-5890. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:30 PM. Schneebeck Hall at University of Puget Sound Union Avenue and N. 18th Street Tacoma WA 98406. For more info visit www.tacomasymphony.org.

Homework Help

Seattle Area Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Evan's Family Variety Show

Seattle Area Magician Evan Reynolds brings together a variety of acts like juggling, magic, circus arts, dancers and more into a family-friendly show for all ages. Today's show centers around Evan's love of all things Star Wars, and features his own custom-built R2-D2 robot. $10, $5 kids, $5 more at the door. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Phinney Neighborhood Center 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Tales of Peter Rabbit

Seattle Area Thistle Theatre presents a puppet show based on two Beatrix Potter stories, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and "The Tale of Benjamin Bunny." Thistle Theatre is the only performing arts organization in the Pacific Northwest that specializes in Bunraku, an ancient Japanese style of puppetry. The puppeteers are dressed head-to-toe in black to suggest invisibility. 1 and 3 p.m. April 26-27. $10, $8 seniors and children. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-3388. Email: info@thistletheatre.org. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Magnuson Park Theatre 7110 62nd Ave. N.E. Bld 47 Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit thistletheatre.org.

The Seasons: Music, Dance & Poetry

Seattle Area The Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle and Emerald Ballet Theatre present music, dance, and poetry inspired by Tchaikovsky's "The Seasons," Op. 37a. These twelve solo piano pieces, one for each month of the year, are performed by award-winning youth pianists and interpreted with original choreography featuring EBT dancers. A brief poetry reading precedes each piece. Sean Maclean of Classical King FM hosts the premiere at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. $32, $24 seniors, $15 college students with ID, $12 ages 13 to 17, free ages 12 and younger. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-215-4800. Email: info@emeraldballet.org. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Benaroya Hall 200 University St. Seattle WA 98101.

Snow White

Eastside StoryBook Theater puts a funny, musical spin on the familiar fairy tale for kids ages 10 and younger. 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through May 4. $10. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-893-9900. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 3:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit www.kpcenter.org.

Synchronized Swimming Free Show and Try

Eastside This fundraising event is a free synchronized swimming show carried out by Seattle Synchro swimmers. There will also be raffles, silent auctions, and a free try-synchro session at the end of the show. This try-synchro session will show your daughter the basic skills of synchro. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-936-1627. Email: info@SeattleSynchro.com. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Juanita High School Pool 10601 N.E. 132nd St. Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit www.seattlesynchro.com.

Video Games Live

Seattle Area Concert features music from some of the most popular video games performed by choirs, orchestras and solo performers, synchronized with video screen visuals. $25.25 to $65.25. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 877-784-4849. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 7:30 PM. The Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.stgpresents.org.