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Free Mandarin Language

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Monday, March 2, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Free Spanish Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Spanish class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Monday, March 2, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Emerald Ballet Theater 12368 Northup Way Bellevue WA 98005.

Dr. Seuss Day

Seattle Area Dr. Seuss is here, there, and everywhere! We are celebrating this beloved author’s birthday by reading some Dr. Seuss favorites, learning some Seuss inspired sign language, and cooking up some Green Eggs and Ham. Dress up as memorable Seuss characters at the photo booth and catch one fish or two fish at our Red Fish, Blue Fish fishing station! Included with admission. $8.25, $7.25 grandparents, $7 active military, free younger than 12 months. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-1768. Monday, March 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Seattle Children's Museum 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit thechildrensmuseum.org.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Lake City Branch! Bring your children from birth to 8 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Nancy! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Monday, March 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español. 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: Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time. The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 3 to 5. Younger and older siblings are still welcome. Space is limited -- arrive early! Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development… Notes: Group is co-facilitated in English and Spanish. Younger and older siblings are welcome. Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Monday, March 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Capitol Hill Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, March 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Rainier Beach Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Monday, March 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Monday, March 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Preschool Art and Block

Seattle Area Young children (ages birth to 5) and their caregivers are invited to come meet with others and enjoy hands-on art activities each Monday. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-588-4900. Monday, March 2, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Neighborhood House High Point Family Resource Center 6400 Sylvan Way S.W. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit www.nhwa.org.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Monday, March 2, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Ballard Branch! Bring your infants to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, March 2, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Ballard Branch! Bring your infants to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, March 2, 2015, 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM.

Library Play Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your children to the Library to play, read and meet other families. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Amy LaVare or Jonis Black. Cost: FREE. Monday, March 2, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Teen Volunteer Group

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: As part of our teen volunteer group, high school students can earn service learning credit at The Seattle Public Library while working on special projects as a group. Applications are required. Description: High school students ages 14-19 are invited to join the teen volunteer group at Douglass-Truth Branch. Together we plan events and activities, work on reading, writing, art, & technology projects, learn valuable skills, earn service learning credit, make new friends, and eat snacks. Come join us! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Application is required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Shannon Wallace. Cost: FREE. Monday, March 2, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

CANCELED - Math Buddies

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Math Buddies is an opportunity for students to discover the joy of playing with real-world math through games and activities and for teens to gain experience volunteering. Description: Play math games and get better at math with a high school Buddy. This is a first come-first served, drop-in program for children in grades K-5. Each buddy session is one hour. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Cost: FREE. Monday, March 2, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

Seattle Area Dress in your silliest Dr. Seuss-inspired clothes and enjoy cupcakes, crafts, games and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-684-7451. Monday, March 2, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. South Park Community Center 34th Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

After School Program

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. ESL. Language: English, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Volunteers from Horn of Africa Services will assist you with homework, with the exception of school holidays. Description: The After School Program provides homework assistance in a supportive environment on a drop-in basis. Volunteers serve all youth in grades K-12. These volunteers are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that while the After School Program is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: ትካል ወለንተኛታት ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ፣ ንተማሃሮ ብዘይ ዝኾነ ቖጸራ፣ ናይ ዕዮ ገዛ ሓገዝ ከምዝህብ ክንሕብረኩም ንፈቱ። Dad lacag la’aan ka caawiniya ardayda shaqada guriga oo kasocdo Horn of Africa ayaa jira. More Options: Homework Help for Children Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, March 2, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Bow Wows and Books

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español. 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 patrons of all ages to read one-on-one in a relaxing and nonjudgmental environment. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. 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. Contact: Claire Scott. Cost: FREE. Monday, March 2, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Green Lake Branch! Bring your babies (0 - 12 months) to enjoy knee bounces, tummy tickles, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Monday, March 2, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Teen Mindfulness Meditation Class

Seattle Area High school teens are invited to a FREE weekly mindfulness meditation class, led by Krista Gemmell Harris, an experienced insight meditation practitioner, certified .b Teen Mindfulness Teacher, InterPlay leader, and dance educator. This class can help teens find a sense of calm, observe what's happening around themselves and inside themselves, skillfully handle emotions and thoughts, and feel compassion and appreciation for themselves and others. Pre-register via e-mail to kristaharris@comcast.net. Teens younger than age 18 must have a parent permission form. Age recommendation: High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: kristaharris@comcast.net. Monday, March 2, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Keystone Church 5019 Keystone Pl. N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.seattleinsight.org.

Pajama Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Queen Anne Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is pajama story time at the Queen Anne Branch! All ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs and crafts. You can wear your pajamas! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Monday, March 2, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Evening Preschool Story Time

Seattle Area Put on your PJ's and enjoy stories, rhymes, music and movement. Lots of wiggling and giggling guaranteed! This is a great way to get your child ready to read. Ideal for kids ages 3 and older and their families. Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: Preschool. Phone: 206-362-7550. Pre-register: No. Monday, March 2, 2015, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Shoreline Library 345 N.E. 175th St. Shoreline WA 98155.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. ROMP 13500 Bel-Red Road, Ste. 7A Bellevue WA 98005.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for children ages birth to 5. Description: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Schedule: 10 a.m. - Free play and circle time for children & caregivers 11:30 a.m. - Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together while children play. This group helps prepare children for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with other c… Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Fiddleheads Family Nature Class

Seattle Area Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, 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. Class will begin with an opportunity to explore several learning stations based on the week's theme where your child can practice fine motor skills, sensory investigation, creativity, and pre-math and literacy skills. Then the group will gather together to do a name rhyme and topic introduction before heading out on a hike. Along the way, we will play a game and listen to a story related to the theme. Above all, we will explore and let the natural curiosity of the young ones direct our adventures. $18 parent/child drop-in ($9 additional child); $14 parent/child ($7 additional child) 10-week series. See calendar and registration information online. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-685-8033. Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitor Center 2300 Arboretum Drive E. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Global Reading Challenge Semi-Finals, Round 1

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for Round 1 in the Global Reading Challenge Semi-Finals. Description: The Global Reading Challenge is a Battle of the Books program for 4th and 5th graders enrolled in Seattle Public Schools. The program encourages children to have fun and enjoy reading. After reading 10 books, children participate in semi-final and city final rounds of a quiz bowl game to determine Seattle's champion team. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Suggested age: birth - 1 year. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for children ages birth to 5. Description: Children listen to stories, sing songs, and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Schedule: 10:30 a.m. - Free play and circle time for children & caregivers 11:30 a.m. - Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together while children play This group helps prepare children for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with othe… Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your toddlers (ages 1-3 years) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Lynn. Then stay and play with our age-appropriate toys and blocks! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Broadview Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. ROMP 13500 Bel-Red Road, Ste. 7A Bellevue WA 98005.

Grupo de Juego en Español/Spanish Playgroup

Seattle Area ¡Venga para jugar, leer, y cantar en español! Este grupo es para niños que tienen 0 a 5 años y sus padres o otras personas que los cuidan. Se necesita llenar una hoja de registración en su primera vez. Come to play, read, and sing in Spanish! This group is for children birth through 5 years old and their parents or caregivers. All levels of Spanish are welcome. First time families will need to fill out a registration form. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6849. Email: saraht@familyworksseattle.org. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St, Seattle WA 98103.

Teen Space

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Play games, hang out, eat snacks and make new friends after school every Tuesday 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. Contact: Shannon Wallace. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Detective Cookie’s Urban Youth Chess Club

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Drop-In Chess

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

CANCELED - Math Buddies

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Math Buddies is an opportunity for students to discover the joy of playing with real-world math through games and activities and for teens to gain experience volunteering. Description: Play math games and get better at math with a high school Buddy. This is a first come-first served, drop-in program for children in grades K-5. Each buddy session is one hour. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Lego Robotics at the Library

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join Raisbeck Aviation High School's Skunk Works Robotics Team for an exciting robotics class challenge! Description: Students will work in teams to build and compete with Lego Mindstorms kits under the instruction of the Robotics Team leaders. For ages 6 - 12. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 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. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's Spanish story time for children and their families!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador. ¡Gratis! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 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. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the NewHolly Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali!). Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Spanish Story Times: 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 welcome! Ideal for ages 3 and older and their families. Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: Preschool. Phone: 206-362-7550. Pre-register: No. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Shoreline Library 345 N.E. 175th St. Shoreline WA 98155.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Delridge Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Bea. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

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

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: 中文. Summary: 幼兒樂園裡 孩子們可透過玩遊戲 英文兒歌敎唱 讀故事書 做簡易手工及玩各類玩具等不同的活動方式 達到啟蒙的目的並協助幼兒們提前適應將來入學的環境 且更可幚助幼兒學習到如何與別人分享及相處的經驗。而幼兒的照顧者更可藉此機會與社區內其他幼兒照顧者交換資訊及經驗並拓展人際關係. / The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for 2-5 years old children. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with other children. Caregivers also build and strengthen connection and communication with their children, and connect with other caregivers in the community. Kaleidoscope pla… More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Fiddleheads Family Nature Class

Seattle Area Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, 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. Class will begin with an opportunity to explore several learning stations based on the week's theme where your child can practice fine motor skills, sensory investigation, creativity, and pre-math and literacy skills. Then the group will gather together to do a name rhyme and topic introduction before heading out on a hike. Along the way, we will play a game and listen to a story related to the theme. Above all, we will explore and let the natural curiosity of the young ones direct our adventures. $18 parent/child drop-in ($9 additional child); $14 parent/child ($7 additional child) 10-week series. See calendar and registration information online. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-685-8033. Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitor Center 2300 Arboretum Drive E. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Toddler Breakdancing and Movement

Seattle Area Kids ages 1 to 5 are invited to come explore breaks, freeze, dance, hip-hop, music and movement with Anna Banana Freeze. $15 drop-in. Cornerstone Cafe is an international cultural cornerstone for all families to gather, play and learn in South Seattle. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-965-0629. Email: focseattle@gmail.com. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Cornerstone Cafe 5623 Rainier Ave. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit focseattle.com.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is toddler story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Children's Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your children (ages birth to 5) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Lynn! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Kaleidoscope play & learn offers a chance for children and their families to come play and have a good time. This group is open to children of all abilities, ages 18 months to 5 years old. Description: Children learn and explore through the use of art, music, toys and more. Families learn about their child's development and community resources available to them. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Suggested age: 1 - 3 years. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Capitol Hill Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

FREE Drop-in Playgroup

Seattle Area Join kids ages birth to 5 and their parents/caregivers every Wednesday and Friday for a drop-in playgroup! Have fun playing with other families, reading, and singing. First-time families will be asked to fill out a registration form. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6849. Email: saraht@familyworksseattle.org. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Fremont Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Fremont Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Columbia Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Play and Learn

Seattle Area Young children (ages birth to 5) and their caregivers are invited to come play and meet others each Wednesday. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-588-4900. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Neighborhood House High Point Family Resource Center 6400 Sylvan Way S.W. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit www.nhwa.org.

Little Book Worms

Eastside Join us every Wednesday, 11 a.m. to noon by the fireplace on the second level of Building Two for stories, songs and snacks for young children. Presented in partnership with the Seattle Nanny Network. Free parking validation (no purchase necessary). Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-803-9511. Email: jill@seattlenanny.com. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bravern 11111 N.E. Eighth St. Suite 5 Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.seattlenanny.com.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is preschool story time at the South Park Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Bea. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Green Lake Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Magnolia Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Amy LaVare or Jonis Black. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your infants age 0-12 months to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and activities with our children's librarian. Stay afterward for a social playtime with other babies and grown-ups. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Spanish Language Class with Sponge

North Sound Looking for a Spanish class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. PlayHappy Café 4114 198th St. S.W. Ste. 3 Lynnwood WA 98036.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Magnolia Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Amy LaVare or Jonis Black. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

CANCELED - After-School S.T.E.A.M Games

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join us after school to play a variety of games geared toward S.T.E.A.M! Description: Kids in grades K and up are invited to play a variety of games related to science, technology, engineering, art and math. Snacks will be provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Lego Mania!

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Share your mad Lego skills or create something super-fantastic out of your own imagination! We've got the bricks, plus free play, challenges and lots of fun! Suggested age, 3-12. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Math Buddies

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Math Buddies is a program that pairs elementary school students with high school students to play real-world math games. Description: Math Buddies is an opportunity for students to discover the joy of playing with real-world math through games and activities and for teens to gain experience volunteering. 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. Contact: Dennis Carlisle. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Young Readers Book Group

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Northeast Branch for ages 5-8. Parents and caregivers are welcome. This month's theme is: History & Long Ago! Book Description: Come hear a historical story, participate in a time traveling activity and talk about the long ago story that you read! The Young Readers Book Group includes kids of diverse ages and reading abilities. Instead of a single book for our discussions, we pick a wide range of books based on a theme. Kids are welcome to read one of the books from our selection or one of their choosing within this month's theme, History & Long Ago! Next Month's Title: Theme: Poetry. Notes: This group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. 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. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

After School Program

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. ESL. Language: English, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Volunteers from Horn of Africa Services will assist you with homework, with the exception of school holidays. Description: The After School Program provides homework assistance in a supportive environment on a drop-in basis. Volunteers serve all youth in grades K-12. These volunteers are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that while the After School Program is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: ትካል ወለንተኛታት ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ፣ ንተማሃሮ ብዘይ ዝኾነ ቖጸራ፣ ናይ ዕዮ ገዛ ሓገዝ ከምዝህብ ክንሕብረኩም ንፈቱ። Dad lacag la’aan ka caawiniya ardayda shaqada guriga oo kasocdo Horn of Africa ayaa jira. More Options: Homework Help for Children Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Free Spanish Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Spanish class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. ROMP 13500 Bel-Red Road Ste. 7A Bellevue WA 98005.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.). Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's story time at the Lake City Branch!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y jugeos divertidos en español con Marco Cortes. Notes: Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children and their families are invited to celebrate stories, songs, and fun in Spanish with Marco Cortes. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

CANCELED - Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Beacon Hill Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Cirque du Soleil Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities

Eastside Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities. See online for show dates and times. $35 to $165. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 8:00 PM. Marymoor Park 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

Free Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Spanish class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Fiddleheads Family Nature Class

Seattle Area Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, 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. Class will begin with an opportunity to explore several learning stations based on the week's theme where your child can practice fine motor skills, sensory investigation, creativity, and pre-math and literacy skills. Then the group will gather together to do a name rhyme and topic introduction before heading out on a hike. Along the way, we will play a game and listen to a story related to the theme. Above all, we will explore and let the natural curiosity of the young ones direct our adventures. $18 parent/child drop-in ($9 additional child); $14 parent/child ($7 additional child) 10-week series. See calendar and registration information online. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-685-8033. Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitor Center 2300 Arboretum Drive E. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

FREE Burke Museum

Seattle Area The Burke Museum is FREE and open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. first Thursdays. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-543-5590. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Burke Museum 4500 15th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.burkemuseum.org.

FREE Museum of History and Industry

Seattle Area Museum of History and Industry is FREE 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. first Thursdays. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-324-1126. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.mohai.org.

FREE Nordic Heritage Museum

Seattle Area Nordic Heritage Museum is FREE 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. first Thursdays. Preschoolers can enjoy a free Nordic story time from 10 to 11 a.m. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-789-5707. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Nordic Heritage Museum 3014 N.W. 67th St. Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit www.nordicmuseum.org.

FREE Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Area Seattle Art Museum is FREE 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. first Thursdays (fee for special exhibits). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-654-3100. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Seattle Art Museum 1300 First Ave. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattleartmuseum.org.

FREE Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Area Seattle Art Museum is FREE 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. first Thursdays (fee for special exhibits). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-654-3100. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Seattle Art Museum 1300 First Ave. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattleartmuseum.org.

FREE Seattle Asian Art Museum

Seattle Area Seattle Asian Art Museum 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. first Thursdays and 5 to 9 p.m. second Thursdays. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-654-3100. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Seattle Asian Art Museum 1400 E. Prospect St. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit www.seattleartmuseum.org.

FREE 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, March 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Seattle Asian Art Museum 1400 E. Prospect St. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit www.seattleartmuseum.org.

Nordic Stories: Finland

Seattle Area Join us for our eighth year of Nordic Stories, geared toward preschool-aged children and their grown-ups. Held the first Thursday of each month (our free day), this program features children's stories from the Nordic countries, along with fun craft projects. This is a free program, no reservations needed. Please note: This program is not intended for large groups. Today’s story is Moomin and the New Friend by Tove Jansson. Age recommendation: Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-789-5707. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Nordic Heritage Museum 3014 N.W. 67th St. Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit www.nordicmuseum.org.

Global Reading Challenge Semi-Finals, Round 2

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for Round 2 in the Global Reading Challenge Semi-Finals. Description: The Global Reading Challenge is a Battle of the Books program for 4th and 5th graders enrolled in Seattle Public Schools. The program encourages children to have fun and enjoy reading. After reading 10 books, children participate in semi-final and city final rounds of a quiz bowl game to determine Seattle's champion team. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time and Craft

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Broadview Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Grupo Bilingüe de Juegos / Bilingual Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español. Summary: Grupo Bilingüe de juegos para padres y cuidadores con niños entre las edades de Nacimiento hasta 5 años. (Bilingual play group for ages birth to 5.). Description: Niños escuchan cuentos, cantan y participan en actividades de artes con sus padres o cuidador durante la hora de grupo. Tambien hay tiempo para que los niños exploran varios juguetes y actividades. El hora de Juego Libre y Tiempo de Círculo de 10:30 a 11:30 a.m. Les animamos a los padres y cuidadores traer una comida para comer con su niño/a y compartir en grupo. A traves de este grupo, los niños reciben preparacion para el ambiente de aprendizaje que se encuentra en el prescolar y kinder, ademas de formand… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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. Cost: FREE. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Beacon Hill Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Suggested age: 3 - 5 years. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Free Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Spanish class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 所有活动均为免费。在各分馆设有限额免费停车位。. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch. Room Location: Mimi Howard Reading Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch! Bring your children ages 0-5 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the NewHolly Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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: Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time. 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 Somal… Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

FREE Henry Art Gallery

Seattle Area The Henry Art Gallery is FREE 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. first Thursdays. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-616-9625. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Henry Art Gallery University of Washington 4100 15th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.henryart.org.

FREE Northwest African American Museum

Seattle Area The Northwest African American Museum is FREE 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. first Thursdays. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-518-6000. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Northwest African American Museum 2300 S. Massachusetts St. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.naamnw.org.

Free Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Spanish class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Free Mandarin Language Class

North Sound Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children aged birth-10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. PlayHappy Café 4114 198th St. S.W. Ste. 3 Lynnwood WA 98036.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Broadview Branch! Bring your infants age 0-12 months to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and activities with our children's librarian. Stay afterward for a social playtime with other babies and grown-ups. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

FREE White River Valley Museum

South Sound Enjoy FREE admission to the White River Valley Museum on the first Thursday and third Sunday of each month. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-288-7433. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. White River Valley Museum 918 H St. S.E. Auburn WA 98002. For more info visit wrvmuseum.org.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. ROMP 13500 Bel-Red Road, Ste. 7A Bellevue WA 98005.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. ROMP 13500 Bel-Red Road, Ste. 7A Bellevue WA 98005.

Youth Drop-In

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - Starbucks Teen Center. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Youth ages 12-25 are invited to join us for a free weekly drop-in in the Central Library Teen Center. Description: Hosted in partnership with New Horizons and YouthCare, drop-ins will offer free snacks, activities and resources. Notes: Library events and programs are free and all youth ages 12-25 are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library Teen Center 206-615-1410 or E-mail the Teen Center. Cost: FREE. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Math Buddies

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Math Buddies is a program that pairs elementary school students with high school students to play real-world math games. Description: Math Buddies is an opportunity for students to discover the joy of playing with real-world math through games and activities and for teens to gain experience volunteering. 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. Contact: Dennis Carlisle. Cost: FREE. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Lego Robotics at the Library

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join Raisbeck Aviation High School's Skunk Works Robotics Team for an exciting robotics class challenge! Description: Students will work in teams to build and compete with Lego Mindstorms kits under the instruction of the Robotics Team leaders. For ages 6 and up. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Korean Story Time

Seattle Area Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and activities in Korean presented by June Sohn. For Korean speaking children and those interested in the language. Ideal for ages 2 and older and their families. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-362-7550. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Shoreline Library 345 N.E. 175th St. Shoreline WA 98155.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. ROMP 13500 Bel-Red Road, Ste. 7A Bellevue WA 98005.

FREE Museum of Flight

Seattle Area The Museum of Flight is FREE 5 to 9 p.m. first Thursdays. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-764-5720. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Museum of Flight 9404 E. Marginal Way S. Seattle WA 98108. For more info visit www.museumofflight.org.

Chess Club

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. 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. Cost: FREE. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 5:30 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, March 5, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Central Cinema 1411 21st Ave. Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit central-cinema.com.

Pajama Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Lake City Branch! Bring your children from birth to 8 years old to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Nancy! Description: You are invited to stay and enjoy Family Night Out from 6:30-7:30 p.m.! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

B-Town Beat Music and Art Walk

Seattle Area The B-Town Beat is an independent not-for-profit organization formed in early 2013 with the mission of supporting the development of arts, economic stability and community in Burien. The organization accomplishes this primarily through its monthly Music & Art Walk and its second program, the Art Alley Project The free event is held from 6 to 9 p.m. every first Thursday of the month in downtown Burien. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 152nd Street Burien WA.

Late Play Date

South Sound On the first Thursday of every month, drop in at the White River Valley Museum for FREE admission and themed activities perfect for families with children ages 3 to 12. No registration required. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-288-7433. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. White River Valley Museum 918 H St. S.E. Auburn WA 98002. For more info visit wrvmuseum.org.

Family Night Out

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Children from birth to age 12 and their caregivers are invited to join us for games, crafts, science, puzzles, fun and more! Description: You are invited to come early to enjoy Pajama Story Time at 6:00 p.m.! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Cirque du Soleil Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities

Eastside Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities. See online for show dates and times. $35 to $165. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 8:00 PM. Marymoor Park 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

Fiddleheads Family Nature Class

Seattle Area Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, 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. Class will begin with an opportunity to explore several learning stations based on the week's theme where your child can practice fine motor skills, sensory investigation, creativity, and pre-math and literacy skills. Then the group will gather together to do a name rhyme and topic introduction before heading out on a hike. Along the way, we will play a game and listen to a story related to the theme. Above all, we will explore and let the natural curiosity of the young ones direct our adventures. $18 parent/child drop-in ($9 additional child); $14 parent/child ($7 additional child) 10-week series. See calendar and registration information online. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-685-8033. Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu. Friday, March 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitor Center 2300 Arboretum Drive E. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, March 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Emerald Ballet Theater 12368 Northup Way Bellevue WA 98005.

Global Reading Challenge Semi-Finals, Round 3

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for Round 3 in the Global Reading Challenge Semi-Finals. Description: The Global Reading Challenge is a Battle of the Books program for 4th and 5th graders enrolled in Seattle Public Schools. The program encourages children to have fun and enjoy reading. After reading 10 books, children participate in semi-final and city final rounds of a quiz bowl game to determine Seattle's champion team. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, March 6, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It 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. Notes: Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children and their families are invited to celebrate stories, songs, and fun in Spanish. 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. Friday, March 6, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

FREE Drop-in Playgroup

Seattle Area Join kids ages birth to 5 and their parents/caregivers every Wednesday and Friday for a drop-in playgroup! Have fun playing with other families, reading, and singing. First-time families will be asked to fill out a registration form. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6849. Email: saraht@familyworksseattle.org. Friday, March 6, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103.

Small Frye: Storytelling in the Galleries

Seattle Area Small Frye is expanding to emphasize skills for early learners. Now presented in two parts: storytelling and art, you can register for both parts or just storytelling. For children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers, activities include counting, identifying size, shape, and color, recognizing weather patterns and basic animal biology. Play with the storytellers from Seattle Children's Theatre as they weave together an imaginative narrative and a dramatic book reading. Then sculpt, draw, collage, and paint with Frye art educators. Each art activity is connected to content and themes in the stories. Book selection and art activity changes with each new exhibition. 10:30 to 11 a.m. storytelling, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. art. first Friday of every month. Space is limited and pre-registration is recommended; must attend storytelling time to participate in the art-making. Age recommendation: Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-622-9250. Friday, March 6, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM. Frye Art Museum 704 Terry Ave. Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit fryemuseum.org.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories, and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 适合幼童及家长参加。. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Friday, March 6, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Chinese Story Times: Ni Hao!

Seattle Area Enjoy stories, culture and activities in Mandarin Chinese. Ideal for ages 3 to 6 who speak Chinese and those interested in the language! Presented by Hua Zhang. Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: Preschool. Phone: 206-362-7550. Pre-register: No. Friday, March 6, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Shoreline Library 345 N.E. 175th St. Shoreline WA 98155.

FREE Bellevue Arts Museum

Eastside Bellevue Arts Museum offers free admission the first Friday of each month, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-519-0770. Friday, March 6, 2015, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuearts.org.

Free French Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a French class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, and Hindi classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, March 6, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Free French Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a French class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, and Hindi classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, March 6, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Ukulele & Talk Story Classes

Seattle Area Come learn Hawaiian ukulele jams, beginner notes and songs with Hawaiian local, Daniel Pak, of Kore Ionz. Parent participation, more aloha! $110 8-wee series or $15 drop-in. Cornerstone Cafe is an international cultural cornerstone for all families to gather, play and learn in South Seattle. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-965-0629. Email: admin@focseattle.com. Friday, March 6, 2015, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM. Cornerstone Cafe 5623 Rainier Ave. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit focseattle.com.

Cirque du Soleil Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities

Eastside Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities. See online for show dates and times. $35 to $165. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Friday, March 6, 2015, 4:30 PM. Marymoor Park 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali story time at the Rainier Beach Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.). Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Friday, March 6, 2015, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Avenue Q (school edition)

Seattle Area Youth Theatre Northwest presents the puppet show comedy edited for a PG-13 audience. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 22. $13 to $15. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-232-4145. Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:00 PM. Theatre Puget Sound – Theatre 4 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit youththeatre.org.

Goodnight Moon

Seattle Area In this intimate production, everyone will revel with Bunny in the fun of jumping cows, dancing bears and a room that springs to life. Adapted from the book by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, Goodnight Moon is a truly timeless theatre experience the whole family can enjoy. $25 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Email: tickets@sct.org. Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:00 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

How Do We Know What We Know About Dinosaurs?

Seattle Area Dr. Mary Schweitzer’s discoveries about dinosaur tissues, blood, and DNA have profoundly expanded our understanding of what makes a dinosaur a dinosaur. Dr. Schweitzer’s lecture will explore how paleontologists answer questions about dinosaurs like: were they warm- or cold-blooded, what did they eat, how fast did they grow, and did they take care of their babies? Join us and find out how we can know so much about animals no human has ever seen. FREE, preregister. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:00 PM. Kane Hall at University of Washington Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.burkemuseum.org.

On the Razzle

Seattle Area “On the razzle” is a quaint Britishism that roughly translates as “to par-tay” and this play certainly is a night on the town! Two callow shop clerks escape their lives of provincial drudgery for one day in glitzy, sinful old Vienna, where they hope, as one of them puts it, “to acquire a past before it’s too late.” Ensemble features actors in grades 8 through 12. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through March 7. FREE, donations encouraged to support SPT's Youth Program. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-1300. Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:00 PM. Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.seattlepublictheater.org.

The Snow Queen

South Sound Young actors ages 5 to 13 bring the Hans Christian Andersen tale to the stage. 7 p.m. March 6-7 and 13-14, 3 p.m. March 8 and 15. Tickets by donation. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-677-0531. Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:00 PM. Tacoma Youth Theatre 924B Broadway Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit tacomayouththeatre.blogspot.com.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Concert

Seattle Area South African a capella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs songs of peace, love and harmony. $35. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 877-784-4849. Friday, March 6, 2015, 8:00 PM. The Neptune Theatre 1303 N.E. 45th St. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.stgpresents.org.

Sound Off!

Seattle Area Experience Music Project’s annual underage battle of the local bands. Semifinals Feb. 13, 20 and 27, final round March 7. 8 p.m. doors open 7 p.m. $12, $8 students. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-770-2700. Friday, March 6, 2015, 8:00 PM. EMP Museum 325 Fifth Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.empmuseum.org.

Cirque du Soleil Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities

Eastside Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities. See online for show dates and times. $35 to $165. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Friday, March 6, 2015, 8:00 PM. Marymoor Park 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

The Miracle Worker

South Sound Inspiring play about the relationship between Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 15. $19 to $25. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-588-0042. Friday, March 6, 2015, 8:00 PM. Lakewood Playhouse 5720 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. Lakewood WA 98499. For more info visit www.lakewoodplayhouse.org.

Grace's Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration

North Sound Celebrate the sweet world of Grace—our 2015 Girl of the Year! Your girl will get a fun baker’s apron craft to decorate for herself and her doll. Plus, she’ll decorate delicious cookies—just like ones Grace would make—and a cute bakery box for taking them home. Ages 8 and older. $10, pre-register. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 877-247-5223. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00 AM. American Girl 3000 184th St. S.W. Lynnwood WA 98037. For more info visit www.americangirl.com.

Free Spanish Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Spanish class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. The Nest 17530 132nd Ave. N.E. Ste. B Woodinville WA 98072.

Northwest Trek Career Day

South Sound Students in high school and college are invited to explore a variety of zoological career options and exciting opportunities through professional talks and demonstrations. See online for registration and guidelines. Type of Animal Event: Zoo Events. Age recommendation: High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 360-832-7160. Email: jessica.moore@nwtrek.org. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Northwest Trek 11610 Trek Drive E. Eatonville WA 98328. For more info visit www.nwtrek.org.

Dino Day

Seattle Area Watch scientists prepare dinosaur fossils, crack open your own fossils with the Stonerose Interpretive Center, talk with Burke paleontologists about their latest find (Edmontosaurus leg bones!), uncover a fossil in the Dino Dig Pit, dress like a dino, and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Burke members receive priority admission at 9 a.m.). Included with admission. $10, $8 seniors, $7.50 students and youth, free ages 4 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-543-5590. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Burke Museum 4500 15th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.burkemuseum.org.

Seattle Miniature Show

Seattle Area Displays and vendors of dollhouses and their contents, vignettes, room boxes and more, plus prizes and workshops. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8. $7, free ages 11 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 503-362-6012. Email: PatBennett@SeattleMiniatureShow.com. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. DoubleTree Suites by Hilton 16500 Southcenter Parkway Seattle WA 98188.

Symphony Kids: Recess Monkey

Seattle Area Teachers-turned-musicians Recess Monkey delight kids and adults alike with their peppy tunes and clever lyrics.  Designed for tots from 3 to 8 years of age. Concert is 45 minutes in length. Pre-concert fun begins 30 minutes before each performance in the Grand Lobby. $12, all ages must have a ticket. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-215-4747. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Benaroya Hall 200 University St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattlesymphony.org.

Kent Kids’ Arts Day

South Sound Annual celebration features hands-on art projects led by professional artists. Kids must be with an adult. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10, free entry for adults and younger than age 2 (ticket required if participating in projects). Food available for purchase or bring your own. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-856-5200. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Kent Commons 525 Fourth Ave. N. Kent WA 98032. For more info visit kentwa.gov.

Sensory Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Sensory Story Time is a program geared to children under 10 who are on the autism spectrum or who are sensitive to sensory overload. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Big Books, Little Books

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Celebrate the joy of reading and the making of books! Description: Children of all ages and their grownups are invited to come and read our oversized big books. We will have a small book making craft available and an open mic time for kids to read selections of prose or poetry (3 minutes or less). Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM.

Kids Rock Concert Series: The Harmonica Pocket

Seattle Area Acoustic music for kids. Part of the Mount Baker Community Club’s Kids Rock season. Doors open 10 a.m. show starts 10:30 a.m. $15 per family of four, $5 individual tickets. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-722-7209. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:30 AM. Mount Baker Community Club 2811 Mt. Rainier Drive S. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.mountbaker.org.

Ridge Romp: Caspar Babypants

Seattle Area Hear simple, catchy tunes from Caspar Babypants. 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. limited seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. $5, free babes in arms. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Phinney Neighborhood Association Lower Brick Building 6615 Dayton Ave N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit ridgeromp.wordpress.com.

Free Spanish Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Spanish class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. The Nest 17530 132nd Ave. N.E. Ste. B Woodinville WA 98072.

FREE First Saturdays for Families

Seattle Area Families enjoy free admission on the first Saturday of each month, plus hands-on art activities and entertainment. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-654-3100. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Seattle Asian Art Museum 1400 E. Prospect St. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit www.seattleartmuseum.org.

Storybook Theater's Cinderella

Seattle Area Cinderella dreams of going to the ball to see the castle and meet the prince, but her jealous stepmother makes her daydream a living nightmare. With the help of her zany Fairy Godmother, and in true StoryBook style, Cindy and her plump pumpkin race to make her wish come true! $11. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@storybooktheater.org. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:55 AM. Hale's Palladium 4301 Leary Way N.W. Seattle WA 98107. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

Doktor Kaboom!: It's Just Rocket Science

Eastside It's everyone’s favorite mad scientist, Doktor Kaboom! Blending theatre with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom! brings his passions for comedy and science to educate and excite audiences with spectacular feats of physics and chemistry. $15 to $20. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-893-9900. Email: box1@kpcenter.org. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit www.kpcenter.org.

Model Railroad Operators' Hours

South Sound Volunteers with the Puget Sound Model Railroad Engineers will be on hand to answer questions and operate the trains of the museum's permanent model railroad layout. Included with admission. $11, $8 seniors, military and ages 6 to 17, free ages 5 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 888-238-4373. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Washington State History Museum 1911 Pacific Ave. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit www.wshs.org.

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Tiểng Việt. Summary: Thư viện công cộng Seattle tổ chức giờ đọc truyện bằng tiếng việt cho trẻ em! (The Seattle Public Library is hosting Vietnamese story times for young children!). Description: Hãy đem con em quý vị đến thư viện để theo dõi các câu chuyện, các bài hát và thơ ca. Notes: Các sự kiện và chương trình của thư viện hoàn toàn miễn phí. Không bắt buộc phải ghi danh trước. Translation: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Symphony Kids: Recess Monkey

Seattle Area Teachers-turned-musicians Recess Monkey delight kids and adults alike with their peppy tunes and clever lyrics.  Designed for tots from 3 to 8 years of age. Concert is 45 minutes in length. Pre-concert fun begins 30 minutes before each performance in the Grand Lobby. $12, all ages must have a ticket. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-215-4747. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM. Benaroya Hall 200 University St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattlesymphony.org.

Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Columbia! (It is Spanish story time at the Columbia Branch!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Columbia para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Ridge Romp: Caspar Babypants

Seattle Area Hear simple, catchy tunes from Caspar Babypants. 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. limited seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. $5, free babes in arms. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Phinney Neighborhood Association Lower Brick Building 6615 Dayton Ave N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit ridgeromp.wordpress.com.

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Tiểng Việt. Summary: Thư viện công cộng Seattle tổ chức giờ đọc truyện bằng tiếng việt cho trẻ em! (The Seattle Public Library is hosting Vietnamese story times for young children!). Description: Hãy đem con em quý vị đến thư viện để theo dõi các câu chuyện, các bài hát và thơ ca. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Free Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Spanish class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Storybook Theater's Cinderella

Seattle Area Cinderella dreams of going to the ball to see the castle and meet the prince, but her jealous stepmother makes her daydream a living nightmare. With the help of her zany Fairy Godmother, and in true StoryBook style, Cindy and her plump pumpkin race to make her wish come true! $11. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@storybooktheater.org. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM. Hale's Palladium 4301 Leary Way N.W. Seattle WA 98107. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

Get Crafty Saturdays!

Eastside Join us for a fun arts activity every Saturday in the Museum Forum. These drop-in art activities are directly connected to exhibitions, and are carefully planned to inspire creativity, and promote cooperation and learning. Ages 4 to 12. $2 material fee per child. Supplies may be limited. First come first serve. Admission $10, $8 students and seniors, free ages 5 and younger, $25 family. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-519-0770. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuearts.org.

Treasure Island

Eastside Treasure Island is an exciting yarn of piracy on the high seas; a classic tale of good and evil, filled with plenty of suspense, action and adventure. Featuring the legendary pirate Long John Silver and young Jim Hawkins, a 14-year-old boy who holds a secret treasure map that every bloodthirsty pirate seeks. Based on the Book by Robert Louis Stevenson. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through March 8th (no shows Feb. 15). $10, $5 ages 3 and younger on Sundays. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-881-6777. Email: exec@secondstoryrep.org. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 1:00 PM. SecondStory Repertory 16587 N.E. 74th St. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.secondstoryrep.org.

All About Bears

North Sound Learn about bears in the Pacific Northwest from the Department of Fish & Wildlife, plus meet two Karelian bear dogs and watch a simulated bear capture. Best for kids in fourth grade and higher. $5 to $7, pre-register. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-316-8592. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Northwest Stream Center 600 128th St. S.E. Everett WA 98208. For more info visit www.streamkeeper.org.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 適合幼童與家長參加。. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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. 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. Gara… Translation: Story times are for young children and their parents. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Snake Lake Science Fair

South Sound Students ages 6-18 create their own science projects to participate in this exciting community event. Open to all local homeschool students, public and private school students. $10 to enter a project; viewing is free. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-591-6439. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Tacoma Nature Center 1919 S. Tyler St. Tacoma WA 98405. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Boats Afloat

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: What makes a boat float? How do weight, size and shape affect buoyancy? Find out in this hands-on Engineers Week program! Registration is required. Description: Join The Seattle Public Library and Pacific Science Center as we celebrate Engineers Week with programs that introduce children to the wonder of engineering and the importance of science literacy! Test the buoyancy of several objects and then put your creativity to work as you design and build your own ship out of clay. On to sea trials...will your boat float? Now can you rebuild your boat to make it carry cargo? For ages 4-7. Registration required; please call the branch. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Beacon Hill Branch! (It is Spanish story time at the Beacon Hill Branch!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Beacon Hill Branch para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. Translation: Bring your children to the Beacon Hill Branch to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs in Spanish. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Goodnight Moon

Seattle Area In this intimate production, everyone will revel with Bunny in the fun of jumping cows, dancing bears and a room that springs to life. Adapted from the book by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, Goodnight Moon is a truly timeless theatre experience the whole family can enjoy. $25 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Email: tickets@sct.org. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2:00 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Seeking Salamanders

Seattle Area Kids ages 8 and older with an adult can learn about salamanders from a naturalist, including where to look for them. Meet in the east lower meadow. FREE, preregister. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-386-4236. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Carkeek Park 950 NW Carkeek Park Road Seattle WA 98177. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Momotaro (Peach Boy)

Eastside Japanese folk tale about a boy born from a peach who defeats demons in his village, told by Thistle Theatre using the Bunraku style of puppetry. 2 and 4 p.m. weekends, through March 8. $10. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-3388. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Bellevue Youth Theatre 16661 Northup Way Bellevue WA. For more info visit thistletheatre.org.

Free Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Spanish class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Book Launch with Tuna the Chiweenie

Seattle Area With his crooked grin and cartoonish looks, Tuna the Chiweenie has gone from abandoned pooch to beloved Internet sensation nearly overnight. In their new book, Tuna and loving owner Courtney Dasher share heartwarming photos and witty commentary about finding beauty, joy, and laughter right where you are. Tuna and Dasher will be coming to Seattle to share every joyful smile and funny moment with a Q&A and signing in celebration of the book's release. Fans are welcome to take flash-free photos of Tuna during the event, but he will not be available to pose with fans. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-634-3400. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 3:00 PM. University Book Store 4326 University Way N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www2.bookstore.washington.edu.

Doktor Kaboom!: It's Just Rocket Science

Eastside It's everyone’s favorite mad scientist, Doktor Kaboom! Blending theatre with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom! brings his passions for comedy and science to educate and excite audiences with spectacular feats of physics and chemistry. $15 to $20. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-893-9900. Email: box1@kpcenter.org. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit www.kpcenter.org.

Treasure Island

Eastside Treasure Island is an exciting yarn of piracy on the high seas; a classic tale of good and evil, filled with plenty of suspense, action and adventure. Featuring the legendary pirate Long John Silver and young Jim Hawkins, a 14-year-old boy who holds a secret treasure map that every bloodthirsty pirate seeks. Based on the Book by Robert Louis Stevenson. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through March 8th (no shows Feb. 15). $10, $5 ages 3 and younger on Sundays. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-881-6777. Email: exec@secondstoryrep.org. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 3:00 PM. SecondStory Repertory 16587 N.E. 74th St. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.secondstoryrep.org.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the Lake City Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.). Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Ballard Homestead Grand Opening with The Not-Its!

Seattle Area Celebrate the opening of Abbey Arts' new community events space, Ballard Homestead. Enjoy tours, crafts, games and music, including performances by fiddler Kristian Sweringen, and kindie rockers The Not-Its! FREE, donations welcomed. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Ballard Homestead 6541 Jones Ave. N.W. Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit www.ballardhomestead.org.

Momotaro (Peach Boy)

Eastside Japanese folk tale about a boy born from a peach who defeats demons in his village, told by Thistle Theatre using the Bunraku style of puppetry. 2 and 4 p.m. weekends, through March 8. $10. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-3388. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Bellevue Youth Theatre 16661 Northup Way Bellevue WA. For more info visit thistletheatre.org.

Cirque du Soleil Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities

Eastside Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities. See online for show dates and times. $35 to $165. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 4:30 PM. Marymoor Park 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

Goodnight Moon

Seattle Area In this intimate production, everyone will revel with Bunny in the fun of jumping cows, dancing bears and a room that springs to life. Adapted from the book by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, Goodnight Moon is a truly timeless theatre experience the whole family can enjoy. $25 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Email: tickets@sct.org. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 5:30 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Harbor WildWatch Live Dive Experience

South Sound Volunteer scuba divers equipped with HD video cameras and Harbor WildWatch volunteers will show you sea life near the pier rarely seen during the day. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-514-0187. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Jerisich Dock Skansie Drive Gig Harbor WA 98335. For more info visit www.gigharborguide.com.

Avenue Q (school edition)

Seattle Area Youth Theatre Northwest presents the puppet show comedy edited for a PG-13 audience. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 22. $13 to $15. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-232-4145. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:00 PM. Theatre Puget Sound – Theatre 4 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit youththeatre.org.

On the Razzle

Seattle Area “On the razzle” is a quaint Britishism that roughly translates as “to par-tay” and this play certainly is a night on the town! Two callow shop clerks escape their lives of provincial drudgery for one day in glitzy, sinful old Vienna, where they hope, as one of them puts it, “to acquire a past before it’s too late.” Ensemble features actors in grades 8 through 12. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through March 7. FREE, donations encouraged to support SPT's Youth Program. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-1300. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:00 PM. Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.seattlepublictheater.org.

The Snow Queen

South Sound Young actors ages 5 to 13 bring the Hans Christian Andersen tale to the stage. 7 p.m. March 6-7 and 13-14, 3 p.m. March 8 and 15. Tickets by donation. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-677-0531. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:00 PM. Tacoma Youth Theatre 924B Broadway Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit tacomayouththeatre.blogspot.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 7. 8 p.m. doors open 7 p.m. $12, $8 students. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-770-2700. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8:00 PM. EMP Museum 325 Fifth Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.empmuseum.org.

Cirque du Soleil Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities

Eastside Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities. See online for show dates and times. $35 to $165. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8:00 PM. Marymoor Park 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

The Miracle Worker

South Sound Inspiring play about the relationship between Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 15. $19 to $25. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-588-0042. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8:00 PM. Lakewood Playhouse 5720 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. Lakewood WA 98499. For more info visit www.lakewoodplayhouse.org.