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Free Trial Spanish Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, German, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up your child's free trial. Come explore language with Sponge! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Free Trial French Class

Eastside Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, German, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up your child's free trial. Come explore language with Sponge! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Sponge 10600 NE 68th St. Suite A Kirkland WA 98033.

Free Trial Mandarin Class

North Sound Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, German, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up your child's free trial. Come explore language with Sponge! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Sponge 4114 198th St. SW Suite 3 Lynnwood WA 98036.

Family Nature Class

Seattle Area Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play, preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class begins with an opportunity to explore several learning stations based on the week’s theme where children can practice fine motor skills, sensory investigation, creativity, and pre-math and literacy skills. Station time is followed by an opening circle and hike where the group will play games, listen to a story and further explore the weekly theme. Family Nature Class is a great way to get outside with your preschooler, foster curiosity and explore the natural world. $18. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-685-8033. Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Graham Visitors Center at Washington Park Arboretum 2300 Arboretum Drive E Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Heart Hop

Seattle Area Valentine's party for preschoolers features music, games, balloons and treats. $5. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-684-7422. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. High Point Community Center 6920 34th Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Neighborhood Appreciation Day

Seattle Area Little ones can enjoy a free session of MIghty Mites indoor play (as space permits) plus cookies and cocoa. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-684-4753. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Miller Community Center 330 19th Ave. E Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:35 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is toddler story time at the Northgate Branch! Join us to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Grupo Bilingüe de Juegos / Bilingual Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español. Summary: It is story time at the Columbia Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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… Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Children's Story Time with Ms. Mynique!

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

Preschool Story Time

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

Children's Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch. Room Location: Mimi Howard Reading Area. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch! Bring your children ages 0-5 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, fun and crafts with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch 206-684-4705 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Queen Anne Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español, Soomaali. Summary: Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. Description: Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time. The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5. Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources.Group is co-facilitated in English, Spanish and Somali. Younger and older siblings are welcome. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Story Time at Mockingbird Books

Seattle Area Mockingbird Books offers a free story time daily at 11 a.m. (except Sundays). Though all ages are welcome, most often ages range from newborn to about 3 years old. Each day, our staff members hand-pick the books based on that day's audience. Story time is held in the center of the store, and usually lasts around a half-hour. The reader may differ depending on which staff member is working that morning. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-518-5886. Email: info@mockingbirdbooksgl.com. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Mockingbird Books 7220 Woodlawn Ave. NE Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.mockingbirdbooksgl.com.

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, February 11, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Historic Ships Wharf 866 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.atlakeunionpark.org.

StoryTime for Kids

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

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Wallingford Branch. Room Location: Community meeting room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Wallingford Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Jessica. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It's preschool story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. For children ages 3 - 5. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

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

Toddler Story Time

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

PJ Library's Story Time with Betsy

Seattle Area Come enjoy a story time with music that's ideal for infants through age 8. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-782-0098. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM. Top Ten Toys 120 N. 85th St. Seattle WA. For more info visit www.toptentoys.com.

Mobile Game Design

The Seattle Public Library Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to design a geo-locative mobile app game in this workshop. Registration is required. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Call 206-684-7444 to register. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Thursday Special

North Sound Imagine Children's Museum is half price 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays. No groups, field trips or coupons. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-258-1006. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 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

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Study Room. 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: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM.

Valentine-Making

Seattle Area Come create your own valentine. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-782-0098. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Top Ten Toys 120 N. 85th St. Seattle WA. For more info visit www.toptentoys.com.

Gage Teen Art Studios

Eastside Teens can participate in hands-on art activities with Gage Academy of Art. See schedule online. FREE. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-519-0770. Email: andrea@gageacademy.org. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuearts.org.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English, Español. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Nancy G. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Cartoon Happy Hour

Seattle Area Bring the family and watch cartoons on the big screen every Thursday evening as you take advantage of special food and drink offers. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Central Cinema 1411 21st Ave. Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit central-cinema.com.

FREE Seattle Asian Art Museum

Seattle Area Seattle Asian Art Museum 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. first Thursdays and 5 to 9 p.m. second Thursdays. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-654-3100. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Seattle Asian Art Museum 1400 E. Prospect St. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit www.seattleartmuseum.org.

Chess Club

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children, teens and adults - people of all ages are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction also available. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Non-Library Location: Other. Audience: Children. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

A New Republic: Opening Celebration

Seattle Area Experience the brand new exhibition, "Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic," during a public celebration featuring music, performance, and art-making. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-654-3100. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Seattle Art Museum 1300 First Ave. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattleartmuseum.org.

Pajama Story Time and Family Fun Night

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time and family fun night at Lake City Branch! Bring your children from birth to 10 to enjoy stories, rhymes and songs followed by fun activities, such as arts and crafts, games, and science. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Open Studio Night for Teens

North Sound These free, after hours events are just for teens. Each event includes up to four different hands-on art project stations where teens get to meet and work with local artists, as well as enjoy refreshments and glassblowing demonstrations. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-259-5050. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Schack Art Center 2921 Hoyt Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.schack.org.

Where the Wild Things Are

Seattle Area Sail along with Max to the land of the Wild Things. This award-winning, internationally acclaimed production from Vancouver's Presentation House Theatre is an intimate "guided play" experience for ages 3 to 7. Adapted from the timeless classic, the audience helps to transform Max's bedroom into the various landscapes of his adventures. The audience then becomes the Wild Things as they are each given a mask and encouraged to "let the Wild Rumpus begin!" With the leadership of the performers, the audience also helps bring Max safely home. Various dates and times through Feb. 21. $33 to $42. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7:00 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Inside the B-25

North Sound Climb inside FHC's iconic B-25J Mitchell medium bomber. The B-25 Mitchell became a World War II legend through its service in the Pacific, from the Doolittle Raid through the bombing of the Japanese home islands. Join FHC Aviation Curator Cory Graff as he outlines the importance of the B-25 and visitors are allowed to examine our example closer than they ever have before. Doors open at 06:30, lecture begins at 7 pm. $20, $15 members. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 877-342-3404. Email: info@flyingheritage.com. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Flying Heritage Collection 3407 109th St. SW Everett WA 98204. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Charlotte's Web

South Sound All-ages show based on the beloved book by E.B. White. 7 p.m. Fridays and Feb. 11, 2 p.m. weekends through Feb. 14. $13 to $19. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-753-8585. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7:00 PM. Olympia Family Theater 612 Fourth Ave. E. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit olyft.org.

The Great Northwest Glass Quest

North Sound Pick up a guide book for tips on where to find a clue ball. Clue balls will be hidden in Stanwood and Camano Island parks and businesses through Feb. 21. Find one and you win a piece of glass art. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Friday, February 12, 2016. Various locations in Stanwood and Camano Island. For more info visit www.thegreatnwglassquest.com.

Free Trial German Class

Eastside Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, German, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up your child's free trial. Come explore language with Sponge! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, February 12, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Sponge 10600 NE 68th St. Suite A Kirkland WA 98033.

Family Nature Class

Seattle Area Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play, preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class begins with an opportunity to explore several learning stations based on the week’s theme where children can practice fine motor skills, sensory investigation, creativity, and pre-math and literacy skills. Station time is followed by an opening circle and hike where the group will play games, listen to a story and further explore the weekly theme. Family Nature Class is a great way to get outside with your preschooler, foster curiosity and explore the natural world. $18. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-685-8033. Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu. Friday, February 12, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Graham Visitors Center at Washington Park Arboretum 2300 Arboretum Drive E Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Neighborhood Appreciation Day

Seattle Area Little ones can enjoy free indoor playtime (as space permits) plus cookies and juice. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-684-4788. Friday, February 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Garfield Community Center 2323 E. Cherry St. Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Hora De Cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It is Spanish story time for children and their families!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y jugeos divertidos en español. Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, February 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Rainier Beach Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, February 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is toddler story time at the Northgate Branch! Join us to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with our children's librarian. Stay afterward for a social playtime with other toddlers. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, February 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

CulturalFest International Expo

Seattle Area Visitors will have a unique chance to experience booths representing over 35 cultures through music, dance, food, conversation and interactive activities for all ages. CulturalFest booths are developed and staffed by student volunteers from all over the world. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Email: info@fiuts.org. Friday, February 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM. University of Washington Husky Union Building 4001 Stevens Way N.E. Seattle WA 98195. For more info visit www.fiuts.org.

Free Trial French Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, German, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up your child's free trial. Come explore language with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, February 12, 2016, 10:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Chinese Story Time: Ni Hao!

Seattle Area Enjoy stories, culture and activities in Mandarin Chinese. For children who speak Chinese and those interested in the language! Presented by Hua Zhang. Family program, all ages welcome. Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: All ages. Preschool. Phone: 206-362-7550. Pre-register: No. Friday, February 12, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Shoreline Library 345 NE 175th St. Shoreline WA 98155.

Story Time at Mockingbird Books

Seattle Area Mockingbird Books offers a free story time daily at 11 a.m. (except Sundays). Though all ages are welcome, most often ages range from newborn to about 3 years old. Each day, our staff members hand-pick the books based on that day's audience. Story time is held in the center of the store, and usually lasts around a half-hour. The reader may differ depending on which staff member is working that morning. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-518-5886. Email: info@mockingbirdbooksgl.com. Friday, February 12, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Mockingbird Books 7220 Woodlawn Ave. NE Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.mockingbirdbooksgl.com.

Story Time with PJ Library

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

Dental Health Workshop

Eastside We love caring for our teeth and gums, but sometimes a trip to the dentist can be scary. Join local dental experts to learn about the tools dentists use, how to keep a sparkling smile and how to make a visit to the dentist a fun experience! Feb 5 - Dr Susan Kim from Evergreen Pediatric Dentistry Feb 12 and 19 - The University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry Included with admission. $9.50, $8.50 seniors, free younger than 12 months. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-637-8100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Friday, February 12, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. KidsQuest Children’s Museum 4091 Factoria Square Mall SE Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

CANCELED - 中文故事会 (MANDARIN CHINESE STORY TIME)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. 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!). Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, February 12, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Family Nature Class for ages 4 to 8

Seattle Area Friday afternoons are designed with families with children ages 4-8 in mind. Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play, children and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class begins with an opportunity to explore several learning stations based on the week’s theme where children can practice fine motor skills, sensory investigation, creativity, math and literacy skills. Station time is followed by an opening circle and hike where the group will play games, listen to a story and further explore the weekly theme. Family Nature Class is a great way to get outside with your child, foster curiosity and explore the natural world. Great for homeschool families! $18. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-685-8033. Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu. Friday, February 12, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Graham Visitors Center at Washington Park Arboretum 2300 Arboretum Drive E Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Teen Space

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Play games, hang out, eat snacks and make new friends after school every Friday at the Douglass-Truth Branch. Description: Drop in to the Teen Space for a new activity every week, including board and video games, crafts, and learning activities in a space reserved just for ages 12-19. Bring a friend; we'll bring the snacks and supplies. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, February 12, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

MaST Center Aquarium Open House

Seattle Area All are invited to the Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Center for our monthly Community Coffee open house. Visit over 250 native Puget Sound marine animals in our aquarium, and see our 38-foot gray whale skeleton. Catch up with your neighbors, bring your kids, and enjoy refreshments. MaST staff will lead a plankton tow activity. We'll harvest plankton off our dock, view it under microscopes, and talk about the food chain. This will be an excellent event for kids and adults alike! The Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Center is the marine classroom and laboratory of Highline College. Located next to Salty's on Redondo Beach in Des Moines, Washington, the Center also functions as a public aquarium. The MaST Center is open to the public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as during monthly Community Coffee events. Age recommendation: All ages. Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 9413219430. Email: jmayer@highline.edu. Friday, February 12, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. MaST Center Aquarium 28203 Redondo Beach Drive S Des Moines WA 98198.

Reflections on Ice: Love is in the Air

South Sound Professionally choreographed figure skating show features local talent and special guests. 4 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 2 p.m. Feb. 14. $12 to $18. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-798-4000. Friday, February 12, 2016, 4:00 PM. Sprinker Recreation Center 14824 C St. S. Tacoma WA 98444. For more info visit www.reflectionsonice.com.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: (It is Somali story time at Rainier Beach! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun.). More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, February 12, 2016, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Family Movie Night: Curious George

Seattle Area This is our special Toddler Movie Night. Doors open at 5:30 and the movie begins at 6 pm. Running time is 70 minutes, so you can get the little ones home in time for bedtime. Snacks, popcorn and beer and wine available for sale. $3 per person. Age recommendation: All ages. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Friday, February 12, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Mount Baker Community Clubhouse 2811 Mount Rainier Drive S Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.mountbaker.org.

Free Planetarium Show

Eastside Join us in the Planetarium at Bellevue College for a professionally produced full-dome video, as well as a live segment introducing the audience to the nighttime sky's brightest stars and constellations for backyard stargazing. Ages 6 and older. FREE. Reserve tickets online starting one week prior to the show. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-564-2323. Friday, February 12, 2016, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM. Geer Planetarium at Bellevue College, Room B244 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. Bellevue WA 98007. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Family Skate Night

Seattle Area Bring your own roller skates or roller blades (no toy ones, please), and enjoy music and games as you skate. $4 per person. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-684-7524. Friday, February 12, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:15 PM. Bitter Lake Community Center Annex 13040 Greenwood Ave. N. Seattle WA 98133. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Sweetheart Soiree Retro Prom

Seattle Area All-ages dance with hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, plus enjoy a chocolate fondue fountain. $3. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-684-7534. Friday, February 12, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Valentine's Music to my Ears

Seattle Area Treats plus a fun concert by Eli Rosenblatt. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-684-4788. Friday, February 12, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Garfield Community Center 2323 E. Cherry St. Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Where the Wild Things Are

Seattle Area Sail along with Max to the land of the Wild Things. This award-winning, internationally acclaimed production from Vancouver's Presentation House Theatre is an intimate "guided play" experience for ages 3 to 7. Adapted from the timeless classic, the audience helps to transform Max's bedroom into the various landscapes of his adventures. The audience then becomes the Wild Things as they are each given a mask and encouraged to "let the Wild Rumpus begin!" With the leadership of the performers, the audience also helps bring Max safely home. Various dates and times through Feb. 21. $33 to $42. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:00 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Free Planetarium Show

Eastside Join us in the Planetarium at Bellevue College for a professionally produced full-dome video, as well as a live segment introducing the audience to the nighttime sky's brightest stars and constellations for backyard stargazing. Ages 6 and older. FREE. Reserve tickets online starting one week prior to the show. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-564-2323. Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM. Geer Planetarium at Bellevue College, Room B244 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. Bellevue WA 98007. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird's Story

North Sound This charming 45-minute nature documentary invites you to witness personal life of hummingbirds. Witness breathtaking moment of Honey laying her eggs and the tiny hatchlings Ray and Zen pecking themselves into a new life. FREE, pre-register. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-316-8592. Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:00 PM. Northwest Stream Center 600 128th St. S.E. Everett WA 98208. For more info visit www.streamkeeper.org.

Charlotte's Web

South Sound All-ages show based on the beloved book by E.B. White. 7 p.m. Fridays and Feb. 11, 2 p.m. weekends through Feb. 14. $13 to $19. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-753-8585. Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:00 PM. Olympia Family Theater 612 Fourth Ave. E. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit olyft.org.

Harlem Globetrotters

South Sound Watch the incredible ball-handling, dunking and comedy of the Globetrotters, who celebrate their 90th anniversary this year. $25.50 to $130.50. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-856-6999. Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:00 PM. ShoWare Center 625 W. James St. Kent WA 98032. For more info visit www.showarecenter.com.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

South Sound Musical based on the Mark Twain classic, presented by ManeStage Theatre Company. Various dates and times through Feb. 21. $12 to $22. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-447-7645. Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:00 PM. Sumner Performing Arts Center 1707 Main St. Sumner WA 98390. For more info visit manestagetheatre.com.

Comedy of Errors

Eastside A Comedy of Errors is the story of two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus and his servant Dromio, of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus and his servant Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their Ephesus twins, a series of wild and hysterical mishaps ensue. Join us for Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of mistaken identities, where confusion abounds and slapstick is king. Recommended for ages 10+. $17, $15 seniors and youth. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@studio-east.org. Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM. Studio East 11730 118th Ave. NE Suite 100 Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit studio-east.org.

Reflections on Ice: Love is in the Air

South Sound Professionally choreographed figure skating show features local talent and special guests. 4 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 2 p.m. Feb. 14. $12 to $18. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-798-4000. Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:30 PM. Sprinker Recreation Center 14824 C St. S. Tacoma WA 98444. For more info visit www.reflectionsonice.com.

The Great Northwest Glass Quest

North Sound Pick up a guide book for tips on where to find a clue ball. Clue balls will be hidden in Stanwood and Camano Island parks and businesses through Feb. 21. Find one and you win a piece of glass art. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, February 13, 2016. Various locations in Stanwood and Camano Island. For more info visit www.thegreatnwglassquest.com.

Exploration For All: Autism Early Open

Seattle Area Thanks to a generous grant from Safeco Insurance, we are proud to present Exploration for All: Autism Early Open at Pacific Science Center. On the second Saturday of each month, through December 2016, all families affected by autism spectrum disorder are invited to explore Pacific Science Center during a special free morning visit from 8 to 10 am – before we open to the public. Experience our exhibits without heavy crowds when we have softened general lighting and decreased the noise level and visual stimulation on interactive exhibits wherever possible. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-443-2001. Email: kimle@pacsci.org. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Pacific Science Center 200 Second Ave. N Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.pacificsciencecenter.org.

Chili Chase

South Sound Kids’ Dash and chip-timed 5K cross-country-style run, followed by chili.  No strollers. Dogs on short leashes permitted. $20 to $30, $10 to $20 kids. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-404-3939. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 8:00 AM. STAR Center 3873 S. 66th St. Tacoma WA 98409. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Alpaca Amore Affaire

North Sound Two days of alpaca shows, exhibits, and a variety of vendors of alpaca and related products. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 14. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-750-0292. Email: yodelo@gmail.com. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Ave. S.E. Monroe WA 98272.

Family Snow Play Days

South Sound Have fun sledding, snowshoeing or just playing while making new friends on Mt. Rainier! Please bring your own food, water, and snow toys. Trip leaves from the Tacoma Nature Center. Ages 2 and older. $40 family of 4, $9 each additional person. Discount for TNC members. Pre-register. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-531-6439. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Tacoma Nature Center 1919 S. Tyler St. Tacoma WA 98405. For more info visit www.tacomanaturecenter.org.

Family Nature Class

Seattle Area Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play, preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class begins with an opportunity to explore several learning stations based on the week’s theme where children can practice fine motor skills, sensory investigation, creativity, and pre-math and literacy skills. Station time is followed by an opening circle and hike where the group will play games, listen to a story and further explore the weekly theme. Family Nature Class is a great way to get outside with your preschooler, foster curiosity and explore the natural world. $18. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-685-8033. Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Graham Visitors Center at Washington Park Arboretum 2300 Arboretum Drive E Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Kids 'n' Critters

South Sound Enjoy crafts, activities, and trailside encounters with Northwest Trek's smaller animals. Up to four children, ages 12 and younger, will receive FREE admission with every full-paying adult or senior. Join a kid-friendly, 30-minute Discovery Tram Tour to spy on moose, bison, elk, and other herd animals roaming freely through a 435-acre natural habitat. Type of Animal Event: Zoo Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Northwest Trek Wildlife Park 11610 Trek Drive East Eatonville, WA 98328. For more info visit www.nwtrek.org.

Presidents Day Weekend Run

Seattle Area Magnuson Series fun runs including 5K, 10K, 15K and Kids Dash. Kids Dash at 9:45 a.m. 5K, 10K and 15K at 10 a.m. $19 to $29, $3 Kids Dash, $10 more day of event. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Email: contact@magnusonseries.org. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:45 AM. Magnuson Park Sand Point Way N.E. and N.E. 65th Street Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit magnusonseries.org.

Neighborhood Appreciation Day

Seattle Area Young kids can enjoy a free open gym playtime (as space permits), plus refreshments. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-684-7534. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

NorthWest Scale Modelers Show and Celebrate the Twenties

Seattle Area Hundreds of detailed scale models on display, plus seminars and hands-on activities. The weekend also includes activities, films, music and displays highlighting the 1920s. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 13-14. Included with admission. $20, $17 seniors and active military, $12 ages 5 to 17, free ages 4 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-764-5720. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Flight 9404 E. Marginal Way S. Seattle WA 98108. For more info visit www.museumofflight.org.

Valentine’s Day Celebration

Seattle Area Animals like otters, red pandas, snow leopards, gorillas and others celebrate Cupid’s holiday the wild way with heart-shaped ice pops made of fruit juice, honey, strawberries and cranberries, herbal bouquets, heart-shaped steaks and more animal favorites. Included with admission. $13.75, $11.75 seniors, $9.25 ages 3 to 12, free ages 2 and younger. Type of Animal Event: Zoo Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-548-2500. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Woodland Park Zoo 5500 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.zoo.org.

Sensory Friendly Film

Eastside Families affected by autism and other disorders can enjoy a film with lights brought up, sound turned down and no previews or ads. Bring your own snacks and feel free to move about. Today, "Kung Fu Panda 3." $4 to $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM. AMC Woodinville 12 17640 Garden Way N.E. Woodinville WA 98072. For more info visit www.amctheatres.com.

Ethnic Celebration

South Sound Enjoy music and dance from around the world on three performance stages.  Experience traditions from other lands through demonstrations and displays. Sample exotic flavors and artwork from our food and craft vendors. Hands-on craft activities for the kids, too! Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 360-491-0857. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. St. Martin's University 5300 Pacific Ave. SE Lacey WA. For more info visit www.ci.lacey.wa.us.

Love at the Zoo

South Sound Feel the love as zoo animals enjoy heart-shaped treats and enrichments! 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 13-14. Included with admission. $17.95, $16.95 seniors, $13.95 ages 5 to 12, $9.95 ages 3 and 4, free ages 2 and younger. Discounts for military and Pierce County residents. Type of Animal Event: Zoo Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-591-5337. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium 5400 N Pearl St. Tacoma WA 98407. For more info visit www.pdza.org.

Sensory Friendly Film

South Sound Families affected by autism and other disorders can enjoy a film with lights brought up, sound turned down and no previews or ads. Bring your own snacks and feel free to move about. Today, "Kung Fu Panda 3." $4 to $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM. AMC Kent Station 14 426 Ramsay Way Kent WA 98032. For more info visit www.amctheatres.com.

Sensory Friendly Film

South Sound Families affected by autism and other disorders can enjoy a film with lights brought up, sound turned down and no previews or ads. Bring your own snacks and feel free to move about. Today, "Kung Fu Panda 3." $4 to $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM. AMC Loews Lakewood Towne Center 12 5721 Main St. S.W. Lakewood WA 98499. For more info visit www.amctheatres.com.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Toddlers 14 months - 3 years old and their families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, a parachute and other fun with our children's librarian. Socialization time afterward until 11:00 a.m. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your infants age 0-12 months to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with our children's librarian. Stay afterward for a social playtime with other babies. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Caspar Babypants Performance

Seattle Area Hear songs by celebrated kindie rocker Caspar Babypants. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-454-3767. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:30 AM. Top Pot Doughnuts 1416 N.W. 46th St. Seattle WA 98107. For more info visit www.babypantsmusic.com.

Free Trial Japanese Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, German, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up your child's free trial. Come explore language with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Kids Rock Concert Series: Brian Vogan and his Good Buddies

Seattle Area Brian Vogan and his Good Buddies' live show can be described as a celebration of creativity and inclusiveness. Musically, they're influenced by sunshine pop, indie rock, doo-wop, world music, R&B, country, jazz, rock, punk rock, 80's pop, classical and just about anything else they can find to listen to. By incorporating many styles into the music, Brian Vogan and his Good Buddies achieve a musical diversity designed to reach the broadest audience possible. $15 per family in advance, $5 per person at the door. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-722-7209. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:30 AM. Mount Baker Community Club 2811 Mt. Rainier Drive S. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.mountbaker.org.

Asia Pacific New Year Celebration

South Sound Food, crafts, live entertainment and more, from a variety of Asian and Pacific Island countries. This year's featured country is Indonesia. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM. Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall 2727 E. D St. Tacoma WA 98421. For more info visit asiapacificculturalcenter.org.

Valentine's Story Time and Craft Extravaganza at Lake City Branch

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Children and their families are invited to participate in Valentine's Stories of love and friendship followed by valentine art activities! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It's Family Story Time at the West Seattle Branch! Families are invited to bring their children to our special Saturday story time to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Central Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Black History Month Celebration

Seattle Area Explore Seattle hip hop culture and history through film screenings, performances and photographs. A community panel will discuss the role of Black Lives Matter and the civil rights movement in hip hop. Plus, enjoy special admission pricing of $7. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-324-1126. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.mohai.org.

Love Monster and the Last Chocolate Storytime

Seattle Area Monster comes home from vacation and discovers a box of chocolates on his doorstep. He know he should share, but what if there’s none left for him? Come hear the story and enjoy coloring activities. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-417-2967. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Barnes & Noble Northgate 401 NE Northgate Way Suite 1100 Seattle WA 98125. For more info visit stores.barnesandnoble.com.

Lunar New Year Festival

Seattle Area Celebrate Lunar New Year with multicultural entertainment including lion and dragon dances, children’s costume parade, martial arts, dancing, drumming, food and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-382-1197. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Hing Hay Park Maynard Avenue South and South King Street Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit www.cidbia.org.

Story Time at Mockingbird Books

Seattle Area Mockingbird Books offers a free story time daily at 11 a.m. (except Sundays). Though all ages are welcome, most often ages range from newborn to about 3 years old. Each day, our staff members hand-pick the books based on that day's audience. Story time is held in the center of the store, and usually lasts around a half-hour. The reader may differ depending on which staff member is working that morning. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-518-5886. Email: info@mockingbirdbooksgl.com. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Mockingbird Books 7220 Woodlawn Ave. NE Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.mockingbirdbooksgl.com.

StoryTime for Kids

Seattle Area Join us at our U District store for dramatic readings of the best in new and classic kids books. You bring the kids, and we'll provide the activities and entertainment. StoryTime for Kids is ideal for ages 3 to 7. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-634-3400. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. University Book Store 4326 University Way N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.bookstore.washington.edu.

Sweetheart Tea

Seattle Area Kids and their special adults can come enjoy tea, milk or cider, plus finger sandwiches, treats and crafts. $20 per pair. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-684-4052. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Loyal Heights Community Center 2101 N.W. 77th St. Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Tet Festival: Vietnamese Lunar New Year

Seattle Area Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration includes traditional lion dance, live performances, food, crafts and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-684-7200. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.seattlecenter.com.

Where the Wild Things Are

Seattle Area Sail along with Max to the land of the Wild Things. This award-winning, internationally acclaimed production from Vancouver's Presentation House Theatre is an intimate "guided play" experience for ages 3 to 7. Adapted from the timeless classic, the audience helps to transform Max's bedroom into the various landscapes of his adventures. The audience then becomes the Wild Things as they are each given a mask and encouraged to "let the Wild Rumpus begin!" With the leadership of the performers, the audience also helps bring Max safely home. Various dates and times through Feb. 21. $33 to $42. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Eastside In real life Jack is frightened of everything, except the adventures in his head. But when given the choice to stay home and dream, or explore the world a giant beanstalk has to offer, Jack decides to find the courage to climb the beanstalk and to have a real-life adventure of his very own. Presented by StoryBook Theater. 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. Feb. 6, 13 and 14; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 7. $11. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:55 AM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

Story Time

North Sound Come enjoy stories and activities. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-771-2220. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Barnes & Noble 19401 Alderwood Mall Pkwy Lynnwood WA 98036. For more info visit stores.barnesandnoble.com.

Dental Health Month

South Sound Kids can get a free dental health screening every Sat. in Feb. from noon to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 5. The museum also offers a variety of tooth-related art and science activities all month long, generally from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $11.95, $9.95 seniors and military, free younger than age 2. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Hands On Children's Museum 414 Jefferson St. NE Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit www.hocm.org.

Live Dive

South Sound On the second Saturday of each month, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. expert diver Randy Williams will show guests what's going on under the Puget Sound. Equipped with a full face mask with two-communication and an HD camera, Randy will provide visitors with a real-time look at whatever creatures happen to be near him underwater. The Marine Science and Technology Center is the marine laboratory and public aquarium of Highline College in Des Moines, Washington. The MaST Center is the marine biology and aquarium facility of Highline College. Dedicated to expanding knowledge about Puget Sound, the MaST Center serves as both formal teaching institute and public learning center. Located 4 miles south of campus at Redondo Beach with easy access to a variety of nearby habitats. Our 2,500 square-foot facility offers public space, classroom, laboratories, offices, research areas with state-of-the-art equipment and an aquarium. The Aquarium holds over 15 tanks totaling approximately 3,000 gallons of flow-through seawater, an… Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Email: rhigley@highline.edu. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Marine Science and Technology Center 28203 Redondo Beach Dr. S. Des Moines, WA 98198. For more info visit mast.highline.edu.

CANCELED - Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: Tiểng Việt. Summary: Thư viện công cộng Seattle tổ chức giờ đọc truyện bằng tiếng việt cho trẻ em! (The Seattle Public Library is hosting Vietnamese story times for young children!). Description: Hãy đem con em quý vị đến thư viện để theo dõi các câu chuyện, các bài hát và thơ ca. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Các sự kiện và chương trình của thư viện hoàn toàn miễn phí. Không bắt buộc phải ghi danh trước. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hora De Cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: It is story time at the Columbia Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Columbia para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Bow-Wows and Books

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Practice your reading with certified reading dogs. Description: Practice reading with a new friend who is warm, friendly and a perfect listener! Certified therapy dogs and their handlers join young readers to read one-on-one in a relaxing and nonjudgmental environment. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

I Hate Children Children's Show

Seattle Area See this wickedly funny award-winning comedy and magic show for kids and their families. Recommended for ages 8 and older. 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 28. $25, $18 kids, VIP tickets available. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-706-1544. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 1:00 PM. Hale's Palladium 4301 Leary Way N.W. Seattle WA 98107. For more info visit halesbrewery.com.

Intro To Mindfulness for Children and Parents

Seattle Area An introductory workshop to mindfulness for kids, taught by Kate Causbie (RYT200 and classroom mindfulness educator). This class will set a foundation for emotional awareness through engaging learning activities, yoga, and crafts that will help children transfer what they learn and experience back into the day-to-day. Parents/guardians are invited to attend as well, since the skills and concepts are best translated to home life when the terms and themes are reinforced and recognized there. $30. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-819-2050. Email: katecaus@gmail.com. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Muza Education Center 7715 24th Ave. NW Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit www.wildandpreciousdays.com.

Kids' Valentine Veggie Stamping

Seattle Area Using vegetables as stamps, kids can come make creative Valentines. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-782-2543. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Swansons Nursery 9701 15th Ave. N.W. Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit www.swansonsnursery.com.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Eastside In real life Jack is frightened of everything, except the adventures in his head. But when given the choice to stay home and dream, or explore the world a giant beanstalk has to offer, Jack decides to find the courage to climb the beanstalk and to have a real-life adventure of his very own. Presented by StoryBook Theater. 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. Feb. 6, 13 and 14; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 7. $11. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

What's Love Got to Do With It?

Eastside Birds do it. Bees do it. But exactly how is the question. Intimacy in the natural world boasts a wild and memorable array of reproductive techniques and strategies. At this mature youth and adults only program, the reproductive biology of our most common animal species will be discussed on the trail. Using mature and scientific language participants will learn the truth behind courtship ritual, mating techniques and survival strategies. Did you know there are snakes here that bear live young? Who mates suspended on a high wire of slime? How do fruit flies proposition one another? Join us for this hike as we discover the dazzling juicy secret lives of boy meets girl in the animal world. Adults and mature youth only please! Suggested donation is $5/family. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-477-6250. Email: caitlinm@islandwood.org. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Brightwater Education Center 22505 State Route 9 SE Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit islandwood.org.

Family Day at Museum of Glass

South Sound Bring the family for an afternoon of creativity with a guided art project. Family Day is regularly occurring the second Saturday of each month; check online for more information. Included with admission. $15, $12 seniors, military and students, $5 ages 6 to 12, free ages 5 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 866-468-7386. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Museum of Glass 1801 Dock St. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit www.museumofglass.org.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. 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。. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: 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. 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. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Adventure Hike

Eastside ADVENTURE HIKE Join a naturalist for a 2-mile hike, exploring the shores of Rattlesnake and Christmas Lakes for signs of wildlife and the magic that winter offers. Please, no dogs or strollers. Pre-register. WHAT TO BRING Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Clothing for a variety of weather conditions Walking shoes Food (the Center does not have vending machines or food service) Refillable water bottle (free cascade fresh fountains available) Anything else needed for personal comfort Please, no strollers or dogs CANCELLATIONS Programs proceed rain or shine. Programs are free but space is limited. If you will not be using your reserved space, please notify us so the space can be made available for others. PHOTO CONSENT & SUBMISSIONS By registering for this program you give express consent to the use of your photographic image for promotion of educational programs. If you have taken photographs during the program and you would like to share them for use in our program promotions, please… Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-733-9421. Email: crwprograms@seattle.gov. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Cedar River Watershed Education Center 19901 Cedar Falls Road SE North Bend WA 98045. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Magnolia Movie Matinee: 'Ratatouille'

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an afternoon showing of "Ratatouille.". Description: In this animated comedy, a scawny rat named Remy dreams of culinary superstardom in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant. Remy's passion for cooking turns the world of French cuisine upside down. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided. Rating: G - General Audiences. Run time: 111 minutes. View in Catalog: "Ratatouille". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the start of the movie. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Harlem Globetrotters

Seattle Area World-famous basketball team entertains with amazing ball-handling skills and comedy routines. 2 and 7 p.m. $23.50 to $128.50. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 800-745-3000. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 PM. KeyArena 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.keyarena.com.

Where the Wild Things Are

Seattle Area Sail along with Max to the land of the Wild Things. This award-winning, internationally acclaimed production from Vancouver's Presentation House Theatre is an intimate "guided play" experience for ages 3 to 7. Adapted from the timeless classic, the audience helps to transform Max's bedroom into the various landscapes of his adventures. The audience then becomes the Wild Things as they are each given a mask and encouraged to "let the Wild Rumpus begin!" With the leadership of the performers, the audience also helps bring Max safely home. Various dates and times through Feb. 21. $33 to $42. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Charlotte's Web

South Sound All-ages show based on the beloved book by E.B. White. 7 p.m. Fridays and Feb. 11, 2 p.m. weekends through Feb. 14. $13 to $19. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-753-8585. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 PM. Olympia Family Theater 612 Fourth Ave. E. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit olyft.org.

Reflections on Ice: Love is in the Air

South Sound Professionally choreographed figure skating show features local talent and special guests. 4 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 2 p.m. Feb. 14. $12 to $18. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-798-4000. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 PM. Sprinker Recreation Center 14824 C St. S. Tacoma WA 98444. For more info visit www.reflectionsonice.com.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

South Sound Musical based on the Mark Twain classic, presented by ManeStage Theatre Company. Various dates and times through Feb. 21. $12 to $22. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-447-7645. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 PM. Sumner Performing Arts Center 1707 Main St. Sumner WA 98390. For more info visit manestagetheatre.com.

Winter Wargaming at FHC

North Sound Love World of Tanks? Up your game with FHC’s Winter Wargames every second Saturday of the month this winter (November to May). Come down and learn tactics, strategies and teamwork alongside PACNW clan members. Play with a massive array of tanks via unlocked accounts and find the right tank for you. Compete to win in our structured tournaments with prizes for top performers. Whether you are an experienced tanker or are ready to armor up for the first time Winter Wargames is for you. Get ready for glory! The battle is about to begin. Age recommendation: High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 877-342-3404. Email: justins@flyingheritage.com. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 3407 109TH ST SW Everett, WA 98204. For more info visit www.flyingheritage.com.

Comedy of Errors

Eastside A Comedy of Errors is the story of two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus and his servant Dromio, of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus and his servant Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their Ephesus twins, a series of wild and hysterical mishaps ensue. Join us for Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of mistaken identities, where confusion abounds and slapstick is king. Recommended for ages 10+. Join us for a Q&A with the Director, Simon Pringle, and cast following the performance. $17, $15 seniors and youth. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@studio-east.org. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:45 PM. Studio East 11730 118th Ave. NE Suite 100 Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit studio-east.org.

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

Seattle Area University Heights Center’s entertainment series for kids presents a performance of Book-It Repertory Theater’s A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin. The play tells the tale of Horace Pippin, an African-American artist whose injury sustained in World War I couldn't keep him from his art. FREE, donations welcomed. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-527-4278. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. University Heights Center 5031 University Way NE Seattle, WA 98105. For more info visit www.uheightscenter.org.

I Hate Children Children's Show

Seattle Area See this wickedly funny award-winning comedy and magic show for kids and their families. Recommended for ages 8 and older. 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 28. $25, $18 kids, VIP tickets available. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-706-1544. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 3:00 PM. Hale's Palladium 4301 Leary Way N.W. Seattle WA 98107. For more info visit halesbrewery.com.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Eastside In real life Jack is frightened of everything, except the adventures in his head. But when given the choice to stay home and dream, or explore the world a giant beanstalk has to offer, Jack decides to find the courage to climb the beanstalk and to have a real-life adventure of his very own. Presented by StoryBook Theater. 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. Feb. 6, 13 and 14; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 7. $11. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 3:00 PM – 3:55 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: It is Somali Story Time at the Lake City Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Free Trial Spanish Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, German, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up your child's free trial. Come explore language with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Salamander Search

Seattle Area Learn about the three types of salamanders found at Camp Long and the places you can find them. Ages 6 and older with an adult. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-684-7434. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Camp Long 5200 35th Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

2nd Saturdays for Families

Eastside The second Saturday of each month, Crossroads offers family entertainment, games, crafts and more. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Crossroads Bellevue 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.crossroadsbellevue.com.

Where the Wild Things Are

Seattle Area Sail along with Max to the land of the Wild Things. This award-winning, internationally acclaimed production from Vancouver's Presentation House Theatre is an intimate "guided play" experience for ages 3 to 7. Adapted from the timeless classic, the audience helps to transform Max's bedroom into the various landscapes of his adventures. The audience then becomes the Wild Things as they are each given a mask and encouraged to "let the Wild Rumpus begin!" With the leadership of the performers, the audience also helps bring Max safely home. Various dates and times through Feb. 21. $33 to $42. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 5:30 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Harlem Globetrotters

Seattle Area World-famous basketball team entertains with amazing ball-handling skills and comedy routines. 2 and 7 p.m. $23.50 to $128.50. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 800-745-3000. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:00 PM. KeyArena 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.keyarena.com.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

South Sound Musical based on the Mark Twain classic, presented by ManeStage Theatre Company. Various dates and times through Feb. 21. $12 to $22. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-447-7645. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:00 PM. Sumner Performing Arts Center 1707 Main St. Sumner WA 98390. For more info visit manestagetheatre.com.

Comedy of Errors

Eastside A Comedy of Errors is the story of two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus and his servant Dromio, of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus and his servant Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their Ephesus twins, a series of wild and hysterical mishaps ensue. Join us for Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of mistaken identities, where confusion abounds and slapstick is king. Recommended for ages 10+. $17, $15 seniors and youth. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@studio-east.org. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM. Studio East 11730 118th Ave. NE Suite 100 Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit studio-east.org.

Reflections on Ice: Love is in the Air

South Sound Professionally choreographed figure skating show features local talent and special guests. 4 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 2 p.m. Feb. 14. $12 to $18. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-798-4000. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:30 PM. Sprinker Recreation Center 14824 C St. S. Tacoma WA 98444. For more info visit www.reflectionsonice.com.

Sound Off!

Seattle Area Experience Music Project’s annual underage battle of the local bands. Semifinals Feb. 13, 20 and 27, final round March 5. 8 p.m. doors open 7 p.m. $14, $10 members, ages 5 to 17, and students with ID. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-770-2700. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 8:00 PM. EMP Museum 325 Fifth Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.empmuseum.org.

The Great Northwest Glass Quest

North Sound Pick up a guide book for tips on where to find a clue ball. Clue balls will be hidden in Stanwood and Camano Island parks and businesses through Feb. 21. Find one and you win a piece of glass art. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Sunday, February 14, 2016. Various locations in Stanwood and Camano Island. For more info visit www.thegreatnwglassquest.com.

Love ‘em or Leave ‘em Valentine's Day Dash

Seattle Area 5K run/walk with a "tunnel of love" fence for leaving love notes to participants. 8 a.m. registration, 9:10 a.m. kids' dash (ages 10 and younger), 9:30 a.m. 5K. $40 to $45, free kids’ dash (youth T-shirt $10). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 8:00 AM. Green Lake Park 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.valentinesdaydash.com.

Alpaca Amore Affaire

North Sound Two days of alpaca shows, exhibits, and a variety of vendors of alpaca and related products. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 14. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-750-0292. Email: yodelo@gmail.com. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Ave. S.E. Monroe WA 98272.

Woo at the Zoo!

Eastside Enjoy Valentine’s Day themed mini-lectures and fun animal enrichment demonstrations all day! Starting February 1st you can vote for CMZ’s Couple of the Year on the Zoo’s Facebook page. Included with admission. $12.50, $11.50 seniors, $9 ages 2 to 12. Type of Animal Event: Zoo Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-392-6278. Email: info@CougarMountainZoo.org. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Cougar Mountain Zoo 19525 SE 54th St Issaquah, WA 98027. For more info visit www.cougarmountainzoo.org.

Kids 'n' Critters

South Sound Enjoy crafts, activities, and trailside encounters with Northwest Trek's smaller animals. Up to four children, ages 12 and younger, will receive FREE admission with every full-paying adult or senior. Join a kid-friendly, 30-minute Discovery Tram Tour to spy on moose, bison, elk, and other herd animals roaming freely through a 435-acre natural habitat. Type of Animal Event: Zoo Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Northwest Trek Wildlife Park 11610 Trek Drive East Eatonville, WA 98328. For more info visit www.nwtrek.org.

NorthWest Scale Modelers Show and Celebrate the Twenties

Seattle Area Hundreds of detailed scale models on display, plus seminars and hands-on activities. The weekend also includes activities, films, music and displays highlighting the 1920s. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 13-14. Included with admission. $20, $17 seniors and active military, $12 ages 5 to 17, free ages 4 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-764-5720. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Museum of Flight 9404 E. Marginal Way S. Seattle WA 98108. For more info visit www.museumofflight.org.

Valentine's Day Celebration

Seattle Area Learn how to keep your heart healthy, plus enjoy Valentine-themed crafts, stories and activities. Included with admission. $9.25, $8.25 grandparents, free younger than 12 months. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-1768. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Seattle Children's Museum 350 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit thechildrensmuseum.org.

Love at the Zoo

South Sound Feel the love as zoo animals enjoy heart-shaped treats and enrichments! 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 13-14. Included with admission. $17.95, $16.95 seniors, $13.95 ages 5 to 12, $9.95 ages 3 and 4, free ages 2 and younger. Discounts for military and Pierce County residents. Type of Animal Event: Zoo Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-591-5337. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium 5400 N Pearl St. Tacoma WA 98407. For more info visit www.pdza.org.

Tet Festival: Vietnamese Lunar New Year

Seattle Area Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration includes traditional lion dance, live performances, food, crafts and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-684-7200. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.seattlecenter.com.

Where the Wild Things Are

Seattle Area Sail along with Max to the land of the Wild Things. This award-winning, internationally acclaimed production from Vancouver's Presentation House Theatre is an intimate "guided play" experience for ages 3 to 7. Adapted from the timeless classic, the audience helps to transform Max's bedroom into the various landscapes of his adventures. The audience then becomes the Wild Things as they are each given a mask and encouraged to "let the Wild Rumpus begin!" With the leadership of the performers, the audience also helps bring Max safely home. Various dates and times through Feb. 21. $33 to $42. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 11:00 AM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Eastside In real life Jack is frightened of everything, except the adventures in his head. But when given the choice to stay home and dream, or explore the world a giant beanstalk has to offer, Jack decides to find the courage to climb the beanstalk and to have a real-life adventure of his very own. Presented by StoryBook Theater. 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. Feb. 6, 13 and 14; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 7. $11. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:55 AM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

Octopus Blind Date

Seattle Area Aquarium biologists will set the mood with flowers, hearts and music as two octopuses meet. Included with admission. $22.95, $15.95 ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and younger. Type of Animal Event: Aquarium Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-386-4300. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 12:00 PM. Seattle Aquarium 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59 Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

I Hate Children Children's Show

Seattle Area See this wickedly funny award-winning comedy and magic show for kids and their families. Recommended for ages 8 and older. 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 28. $25, $18 kids, VIP tickets available. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-706-1544. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 12:30 PM. Hale's Palladium 4301 Leary Way N.W. Seattle WA 98107. For more info visit halesbrewery.com.

Lego Mania

The Seattle Public Library Where: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch. Room Location: Mimi Howard Reading Area. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join us to play with Lego bricks! Create something super-fantastic from your own imagination. For all ages. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch 206-684-4705 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Eastside In real life Jack is frightened of everything, except the adventures in his head. But when given the choice to stay home and dream, or explore the world a giant beanstalk has to offer, Jack decides to find the courage to climb the beanstalk and to have a real-life adventure of his very own. Presented by StoryBook Theater. 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. Feb. 6, 13 and 14; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 7. $11. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

Adventure Hike

Eastside ADVENTURE HIKE Join a naturalist for a 2-mile hike, exploring the shores of Rattlesnake and Christmas Lakes for signs of wildlife and the magic that winter offers. Please, no dogs or strollers. WHAT TO BRING Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Clothing for a variety of weather conditions Walking shoes Food (the Center does not have vending machines or food service) Refillable water bottle (free cascade fresh fountains available) Anything else needed for personal comfort Please, no strollers or dogs CANCELLATIONS Programs proceed rain or shine Programs are free but space is limited. If you will not be using your reserved space, please notify us so the space can be made available for others. PHOTO CONSENT & SUBMISSIONS By registering for this program you give express consent to the use of your photographic image for promotion of educational programs. If you have taken photographs during the program and you would like to share them for use in our program promotions, please contact us. Su… Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-733-9421. Email: crwprograms@seattle.gov. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Cedar River Watershed Education Center 19901 Cedar Falls Road SE North Bend WA 98045. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

ArtVenture

Seattle Area Bring the whole family for an ArtVenture at the Henry! ArtVentures, held the second Sunday of every month, encourage families to play, learn, and create together. Each activity features artists and presents new and fun ways of thinking about and creating art. This month, explore Gift City: A Project by Keller Easterling and make inspired valentines with poet Shin Yu Pai. Pre-registration and information about featured artists and exhibits can be found on the Henry's website. Included with admission. $10, $6 seniors, free for children.  To learn more, contact contact-education@henryart.org. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Henry Art Gallery University of Washington 4100 15th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit henryart.org.

Free Trial Mandarin Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, German, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up your child's free trial. Come explore language with Sponge! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Harlem Globetrotters

North Sound Watch the incredible ball-handling, dunking and comedy of the Globetrotters, who celebrate their 90th anniversary this year. $26.50 to $131.50. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-322-2600. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:00 PM. Xfinity Arena 2000 Hewitt Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit xfinityarenaeverett.com.

Charlotte's Web

South Sound All-ages show based on the beloved book by E.B. White. 7 p.m. Fridays and Feb. 11, 2 p.m. weekends through Feb. 14. $13 to $19. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-753-8585. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:00 PM. Olympia Family Theater 612 Fourth Ave. E. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit olyft.org.

Reflections on Ice: Love is in the Air

South Sound Professionally choreographed figure skating show features local talent and special guests. 4 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 2 p.m. Feb. 14. $12 to $18. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-798-4000. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:00 PM. Sprinker Recreation Center 14824 C St. S. Tacoma WA 98444. For more info visit www.reflectionsonice.com.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

South Sound Musical based on the Mark Twain classic, presented by ManeStage Theatre Company. Various dates and times through Feb. 21. $12 to $22. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-447-7645. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:00 PM. Sumner Performing Arts Center 1707 Main St. Sumner WA 98390. For more info visit manestagetheatre.com.

Where the Wild Things Are

Seattle Area Sail along with Max to the land of the Wild Things. This award-winning, internationally acclaimed production from Vancouver's Presentation House Theatre is an intimate "guided play" experience for ages 3 to 7. Adapted from the timeless classic, the audience helps to transform Max's bedroom into the various landscapes of his adventures. The audience then becomes the Wild Things as they are each given a mask and encouraged to "let the Wild Rumpus begin!" With the leadership of the performers, the audience also helps bring Max safely home. Various dates and times through Feb. 21. $33 to $42. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:30 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Teen Mindfulness Circle

Seattle Area The Seattle Teen Mindfulness Circle (STMC) is a monthly group that gives teens ages 14 to 19 a chance to interact with peers in a casual, safe, and supportive environment while exploring mindfulness practices and their relevance to daily life.  Mindfulness is a gradual process where we learn to focus our attention on what is actually happening – be it breathing, the sensations of the body, thoughts in the mind, or everyday activities like eating or brushing your teeth.  By being fully present to what is really going on we can work more skillfully with the many stresses of life. Each session, we will iclude a short guided meditation, some mindfulness instructions, and a check-in to see how things are going. We will do a variety of activities that encourage teens to connect to their experience and to one another. Light snacks will be provided. Teens should bring a signed note granting permission to participate from a parent or guardian. Small donations are encouraged to help cover costs, but no one will b… Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Seattle Insight Meditation Society Dharma Center 2729 6th Ave. S. Seattle WA 98134. For more info visit seattleinsight.org.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Eastside In real life Jack is frightened of everything, except the adventures in his head. But when given the choice to stay home and dream, or explore the world a giant beanstalk has to offer, Jack decides to find the courage to climb the beanstalk and to have a real-life adventure of his very own. Presented by StoryBook Theater. 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. Feb. 6, 13 and 14; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 7. $11. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 3:00 PM – 3:55 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

Free Trial French Class

Eastside Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, German, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up your child's free trial. Come explore language with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Sponge 10600 NE 68th St. Ste. A Kirkland WA 98033.

The Great Northwest Glass Quest

North Sound Pick up a guide book for tips on where to find a clue ball. Clue balls will be hidden in Stanwood and Camano Island parks and businesses through Feb. 21. Find one and you win a piece of glass art. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Monday, February 15, 2016. Various locations in Stanwood and Camano Island. For more info visit www.thegreatnwglassquest.com.

School's Out Snow Adventures: Sledding

South Sound Join us for full-day adventure trips on Tacoma Public Schools' no school days. Participants must bring their own food and beverages, including water. Trips leave from the Tacoma Nature Center. Ages 10 to 14. $45 to $50. Pre-register. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-531-6439. Monday, February 15, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Tacoma Nature Center 1919 S. Tyler St. Tacoma WA 98405. For more info visit www.tacomanaturecenter.org.

Kids 'n' Critters

South Sound Enjoy crafts, activities, and trailside encounters with Northwest Trek's smaller animals. Up to four children, ages 12 and younger, will receive FREE admission with every full-paying adult or senior. Join a kid-friendly, 30-minute Discovery Tram Tour to spy on moose, bison, elk, and other herd animals roaming freely through a 435-acre natural habitat. Type of Animal Event: Zoo Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Monday, February 15, 2016, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Northwest Trek Wildlife Park 11610 Trek Drive East Eatonville, WA 98328. For more info visit www.nwtrek.org.

Essential Skills for Teens for Social and Professional Success

Seattle Area In this class, teens ages 13 to 17 will learn the essential skills they need to confidently and comfortably navigate social and professional situations. This fun, interactive four hour class will cover introductions and handshakes, confident body language, digital diplomacy (cell phones, email, texting and social media), conversation skills, interview essentials as well as table manners and dining etiquette. $112, which includes a three-course lunch, handouts and goodies. Space is limited; additional classes can be added if the class fills up. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-409-8086. Email: camille@cliseetiquette.com. Monday, February 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Seattle World Trade Center 2200 Alaskan Way Seattle WA 98121. For more info visit www.cliseetiquette.com.

Presidents Day Celebration

Seattle Area Enjoy themed activities like dress-up, crafts and storytelling. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-518-6000. Monday, February 15, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Northwest African American Museum 2300 S. Massachusetts St. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.naamnw.org.

Story Time at Mockingbird Books

Seattle Area Mockingbird Books offers a free story time daily at 11 a.m. (except Sundays). Though all ages are welcome, most often ages range from newborn to about 3 years old. Each day, our staff members hand-pick the books based on that day's audience. Story time is held in the center of the store, and usually lasts around a half-hour. The reader may differ depending on which staff member is working that morning. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-518-5886. Email: info@mockingbirdbooksgl.com. Monday, February 15, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Mockingbird Books 7220 Woodlawn Ave. NE Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.mockingbirdbooksgl.com.

Author Appearance: Diana Renn

Seattle Area Young Adult author Diana Renn will sign her new book, Blue Voyage, and be available to chat informally with mystery fans and aspiring writers of all ages. Diana writes international mysteries for tweens/teens; her other titles include Tokyo Heist and Latitude Zero. She is also the Fiction Editor at YARN (Young Adult Review Network). Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Monday, February 15, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Seattle Mystery Bookshop 117 Cherry St. Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit www.seattlemystery.com.

Harlem Globetrotters

South Sound Watch the incredible ball-handling, dunking and comedy of the Globetrotters, who celebrate their 90th anniversary this year. $25.50 to $130.50. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-856-6999. Monday, February 15, 2016, 2:00 PM. ShoWare Center 625 W. James St. Kent WA 98032. For more info visit www.showarecenter.com.

Free Trial Spanish Class

Eastside Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, German, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up your child's free trial. Come explore language with Sponge! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Monday, February 15, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Sponge 10600 NE 68th St. Ste. A Kirkland WA 98033.

The Great Northwest Glass Quest

North Sound Pick up a guide book for tips on where to find a clue ball. Clue balls will be hidden in Stanwood and Camano Island parks and businesses through Feb. 21. Find one and you win a piece of glass art. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Various locations in Stanwood and Camano Island. For more info visit www.thegreatnwglassquest.com.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for children ages birth to 5. Description: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Schedule: 10 a.m. - Free play and circle time for children & caregivers 11:30 a.m. - Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together while children play. This group helps prepare children for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with other c… Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Grupo Bilingüe de Juegos / Bilingual Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. 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… Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. 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: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Come to Baby Story Time at West Seattle Branch! This fun, four-session program builds Early Literacy skills through books, songs & play. For infants ages 4 - 12 months (sorry, older sibs need to stay at home). Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Beacon Hill Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Free Trial Mandarin Class

Eastside Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, German, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up your child's free trial. Come explore language with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 10600 NE 68th St. Suite A Kirkland WA 98033.

Preschool Story Time

Seattle Area Books, finger plays, stories, and songs just for preschoolers! Each week we celebrate a different letter of the alphabet. This is a great way to get your child ready to read! Ages 3 to 5 with adult, siblings welcome. Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: Preschool. Phone: 206-362-7550. Pre-register: No. Email: lfield@kcls.org. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Shoreline Library 345 NE 175th St. Shoreline WA 98155. For more info visit kcls.org.

Story Time at Mockingbird Books

Seattle Area Mockingbird Books offers a free story time daily at 11 a.m. (except Sundays). Though all ages are welcome, most often ages range from newborn to about 3 years old. Each day, our staff members hand-pick the books based on that day's audience. Story time is held in the center of the store, and usually lasts around a half-hour. The reader may differ depending on which staff member is working that morning. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-518-5886. Email: info@mockingbirdbooksgl.com. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Mockingbird Books 7220 Woodlawn Ave. NE Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.mockingbirdbooksgl.com.

StoryTime for Kids

Seattle Area Join us at our U District store for dramatic readings of the best in new and classic kids books. You bring the kids, and we'll provide the activities and entertainment. StoryTime for Kids is ideal for ages 3 to 7. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-634-3400. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. University Book Store 4326 University Way N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.bookstore.washington.edu.

Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Northgate Branch! (It is Spanish story time at the Northgate Branch!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Northgate Branch para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Bring your children to the Northgate Branch to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs in Spanish. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Trial Spanish Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, German, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up your child's free trial. Come explore language with Sponge! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at Central Library! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Suggested age: birth - 1 year. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Detective Cookie’s Urban Youth Chess Club

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Children and teens, ages 7 and up, are invited to join the group. Family and community members are also welcome. Drop by to learn and play chess! Description: This urban chess club has been ongoing since February 2007. New members are always welcome. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

3D Design Club

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Teen and tweens grades 6-8 are invited to partipicate in this six-week series focusing on 3D design. Registration is required. Description: Teens will create a Minecraft character using pixel art and bring thier character to life with Tinkercad, a 3D modeling program. We will create trading cards, 3D paper prototypes and a 3D-printed version of their Minecraft character. Notes: Regisration is required. Class size limited to 15. Call the Broadview Branch Library at 206-684-7519 to register. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM.

Drop in Chess

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Free Trial Advanced Mandarin Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, German, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up your child's free trial. Come explore language with Sponge! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Family Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Room Location: The Satterberg Foundation Children's Area. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's Spanish story time for children and their families!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador. ¡Gratis! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: It is Somali Story Time at the NewHolly Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Spanish Story Time: Hola!

Seattle Area Popular performer Marco Cortes shares stories, songs and activities in Spanish, accompanied by his guitar. For children who speak Spanish and those interested in the language, all are welcome! Age recommendation: All ages. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-362-7550. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Shoreline Library 345 NE 175th St. Shoreline WA 98155.

Pajama Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! All ages are welcome to wear their pajamas and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Pajama Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Ballard Branch for an evening of stories, songs, and a simple craft. This program is aimed at children from 2 and up, but everyone is welcome. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Delridge Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Bea. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Book Launch Party: 'Blue Voyage' with Diana Renn

Seattle Area Author Diana Renn will read from and talk about her new YA novel, Blue Voyage, an international mystery set in Turkey. Diana is the author of two other mystery novels for tweens and teens, Tokyo Heist and Latitude Zero, and she is the Fiction Editor at YARN (Young Adult Review Network). Book signing to follow, along with refreshments. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Third Place Books 17171 Bothell Way NE Lake Forest Park WA 98155. For more info visit www.thirdplacebooks.com.