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$1 Summer Movie Express

Seattle Area See a family movie for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday at participating Regal Cinemas through August 19. Schedule: The Nut Job (June 23), Annie (June 24), Earth to Echo (June 30), The Boxtrolls (July 1), Paddington (July 7), Turbo (July 8), Rio 2 (July 14), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (July 15), Mr. Peabody & Sherman (July 21), The Book of Life (July 22), Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (July 28), Penguins of Madagascar (July 29), Madagascar 3 (Aug. 4), Dolphin Tale 2 (Aug. 5), Muppets Most Wanted (Aug. 11), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Aug. 12), The LEGO Movie (Aug. 18), The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (Aug. 19). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 10:00 AM. Regal The Landing Stadium 14 & RPX 900 N. 10th Place Renton WA 98057. For more info visit www.regmovies.com.

$1 Summer Movie Express

Seattle Area See a family movie for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday at participating Regal Cinemas through August 19. Schedule: The Nut Job (June 23), Annie (June 24), Earth to Echo (June 30), The Boxtrolls (July 1), Paddington (July 7), Turbo (July 8), Rio 2 (July 14), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (July 15), Mr. Peabody & Sherman (July 21), The Book of Life (July 22), Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (July 28), Penguins of Madagascar (July 29), Madagascar 3 (Aug. 4), Dolphin Tale 2 (Aug. 5), Muppets Most Wanted (Aug. 11), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Aug. 12), The LEGO Movie (Aug. 18), The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (Aug. 19). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 10:00 AM. Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX 301 N.E. 103rd St. Seattle WA 98125. For more info visit www.regmovies.com.

LEGO Workshop for Kids

Seattle Area Attention LEGO fans: it’s our sixth annual LEGO building extravaganza with local LEGO guru Dan Parker! Spend time creating on your own with the large supply of LEGO bricks and specialty pieces, or join one of Dan’s break-out classes on LEGO tricks and techniques. Explore various aspects of LEGO design along with other LEGO enthusiasts! Ages 5 to 12. $35, $25 members. Pre-registration and pre-payment are necessary. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Nordic Heritage Museum 3014 N.W. 67th St. Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Village Playdays

Seattle Area Free story time, crafts and fun activities for kids. Attend a Village Playdays event and receive a Playdays Pass featuring special offers to select U Village shops and restaurants. See online for more details. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-523-0622. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. University Village 2623 N.E. University Village St. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.uvillage.com.

$1 Summer Movie Express

Eastside See a family movie for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday at participating Regal Cinemas through August 19. Schedule: The Nut Job (June 23), Annie (June 24), Earth to Echo (June 30), The Boxtrolls (July 1), Paddington (July 7), Turbo (July 8), Rio 2 (July 14), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (July 15), Mr. Peabody & Sherman (July 21), The Book of Life (July 22), Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (July 28), Penguins of Madagascar (July 29), Madagascar 3 (Aug. 4), Dolphin Tale 2 (Aug. 5), Muppets Most Wanted (Aug. 11), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Aug. 12), The LEGO Movie (Aug. 18), The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (Aug. 19). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 10:00 AM. Regal Bella Bottega Stadium 11 8890 N.E. 161st Ave. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.regmovies.com.

Drop-In Toddler Art

Eastside Children will learn foundational and creative art skills in a friendly and encouraging environment from inspirational teachers. Classes are timed to work with school schedules and supplies are provided for most youth classes. This is a facilitated class for ages 2 to 4 with an adult. $10 drop-in (punch card available). Age recommendation: Toddler. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-822-7161. Email: sbeggs@kirklandartscenter.org. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Kirkland Arts Center 620 Market St. Kirkland WA 98004. For more info visit www.kirklandartscenter.org.

$1 Summer Movie Express

Farther Afield See a family movie for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday at participating Regal Cinemas through August 19. Schedule: The Nut Job (June 23), Annie (June 24), Earth to Echo (June 30), The Boxtrolls (July 1), Paddington (July 7), Turbo (July 8), Rio 2 (July 14), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (July 15), Mr. Peabody & Sherman (July 21), The Book of Life (July 22), Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (July 28), Penguins of Madagascar (July 29), Madagascar 3 (Aug. 4), Dolphin Tale 2 (Aug. 5), Muppets Most Wanted (Aug. 11), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Aug. 12), The LEGO Movie (Aug. 18), The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (Aug. 19). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 10:00 AM. Regal South Sound Cinema 10 1435 Olney Ave. S.E. Port Orchard WA 98366. For more info visit www.regmovies.com.

LGBTQ/Rainbow Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Rainbow Story Time for babies at the Southwest Branch! Bring your families to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun as we celebrate diversity and inclusion of all kinds of people and families! 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. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast 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: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 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: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Beacon Hill Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and 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: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It's story time at the West Seattle Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. For children ages 2 - 3. 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: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time with Ms. Mynique!

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! 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, June 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Free Spanish Class with Sponge

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up a free trial. Spend summer with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Recess Monkey Performance

Eastside Recess Monkey will perform a quieter set of songs from their Tambourine Submarine album. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-824-6066. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 10:30 AM. Fall City Library 33415 S.E. 42nd Pl. Fall City WA 98024. For more info visit www.recessmonkeytown.com.

Robotics for Early Learners

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Learn the basics of programmable robots! For ages 4-7. Registration required. Description: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program! We are pleased to offer hundreds of free programs to keep you engaged and learning all summer long! Go to your favorite branch and pick up a Summer of Learning Activity Booklet. Complete as many activities as you can. Fill out and exchange the survey on the last page of the booklet for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Visit … Notes: Registration is required. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

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, June 30, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St, Seattle WA 98103.

Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate 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 en la biblioteca de Northgate Branch! (It is Spanish story time at the Northgate Branch!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Northgate Branch para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. 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: Bring your children to the Northgate Branch to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs in Spanish. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Spanish Class with Sponge

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up a free trial. Spend summer with Sponge! Age recommendation: Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Baby 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 Baby Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your babies (ages 0 to 12 months) to enjoy stories, bouncing rhymes, movement, music and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Lynn. Then stay and play with our age-appropriate toys! 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, June 30, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Adventure Playground

Eastside Adventure Playground is a one of a kind play area that allows kids to create their own play adventure. Nestled in the wooded forest of Deane’s Children’s Park, children are provided toolboxes, various building supplies, safety items and the freedom to create build-it-yourself play zones with the guidance of staff. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, June 24 through Aug. 28 (closed July 3 and 12). Donations accepted. Closed-toe shoes required. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-275-7882. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Deane's Children's Park 5500 Island Crest Way Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.mercergov.org.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, 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: 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, and community resources. Notes: Group is co-facilitated in English and Somali. 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: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Video Game Coding

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: BEAM Experiences leads you through sketching and coding video games, while discussing favorite games in this 5-part series. Ages 7-12. Registration required. Description: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program! We are pleased to offer hundreds of free programs to keep you engaged and learning all summer long! Go to your favorite branch and pick up a Summer of Learning Activity Booklet. Complete as many activities as you can. Fill out and exchange the survey on the last page of the booklet for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Visit … Notes: Registration is required. You are registering for a multi-part series that occurs on Tuesdays, June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Algebra for Middle Schoolers

Seattle Area Students in Grades 7 through 9 are invited to investigate algebraic concepts in an active, visual, and collaborative manner. This is a great way to meet algebra for the first time or review concepts. Please sign up in advance so we can plan accordingly. Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Pre-register: Yes. Email: alinamisra@me.com. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Seattle Public Library University branch 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit synapsetosynapse.wix.com.

Little Red Riding Hood

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Thistle Theatre transforms a classic tale into a funny musical puppet show. Little Red sets off to Grandmutter's house, but instead finds a feisty squirrel, sweet rabbits and tricky wolf! For ages 5 and up. Description: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program! We are pleased to offer hundreds of free programs to keep you engaged and learning all summer long! Go to your favorite branch and pick up a Summer of Learning Activity Booklet. Complete as many activities as you can. Fill out and exchange the survey on the last page of the booklet for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Visit … Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Mindreading, Hypnotism and Illusion!

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Develop superhero powers like reading minds, predicting the future and creating illusions, then produce a YouTube video demonstrating your newfound abilities. Ages 13-18. Registration required. Description: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program!   Go to your favorite branch and pick up your Wild Science! fold-out program guide.   Attend free programs!   Fill out the survey on the last page of the guide for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Notes: Registration is required. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/teens/teen-summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mobile Sway: Make Media that Persuades People to Take Action

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to take your message and make a documentary video to rally others to your cause in this 3-part workshop with Reel Grrls. Ages 14-18. Registration required. Description: Learn to watch, analyze and create a powerful message with everyday technology. Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program!   Go to your favorite branch and pick up your Wild Science! fold-out program guide.   Attend free programs!   Fill out the survey on the last page of the guide for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Notes: Registration is required. You are registering for a multi-part series that occurs on Tuesdays, June 23, 30; July 7. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/teens/teen-summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Detective Cookie’s Urban Youth Chess Club

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. 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, June 30, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Intro to Programming: Python Game

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Use your creativity and critical thinking skills to code games that you can play and share with your friends in a 5-part series. For ages 9-12. Registration required. Description: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program!   Go to your favorite branch and pick up your Wild Science! fold-out program guide.   Attend free programs!   Fill out the survey on the last page of the guide for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Notes: Registration is required. You are registering for a multi-part series that occurs Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 30, July 2, 7, 9, 14. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:30 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, June 30, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Minecraft Super League Gaming

Seattle Area Kids ages 7 to 14 are invited to play Minecraft together at participating theaters. Players bring their own fully charged computers with Minecraft 1.8 or later, connect to the game with a first-person view on their laptops, while also seeing an aerial third person view of the entire gaming world with all players on the theater screen as they play, eat popcorn, and enjoy Super League gear and T-shirts. Kids strategize, collaborate and compete on teams for international championship titles in a surprisingly interactive theater environment. Space is limited; pre-purchase recommended. $20. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. AMC Pacific Place 11 600 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit superleague.com.

Game On

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for board games and open play on the Kinect and Wii. Description: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program!   Go to your favorite branch and pick up your Wild Science! fold-out program guide.   Attend free programs!   Fill out the survey on the last page of the guide for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/teens/teen-summer-of-learning. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Children's Entertainment Series

South Sound June 23: Marvelous Moo Moo Sisters – interactive stories and music June 30: Knights of Veritas – travel back in time July 7: The Brian Waite Band – rock 'n' roll for kids July 14: Roberto the Magnificent – comedy stunt show July 21: Jeff Evans – "The Magical Adventures of Super Reader" July 28: Ronald McDonald – clown show Aug. 4: Eric Ode – interactive kids' music. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-491-0857. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 6:30 PM. Huntamer Park 618 Woodland Square Loop S.E. Lacey WA 98503. For more info visit www.ci.lacey.wa.us.

LGBTQ/Rainbow Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Rainbow Story Time at the University Branch! Bring your families to enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts and fun as we celebrate diversity and inclusion of all kinds of people and families! 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: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Pajama Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Come into the Ballard Branch for an evening of stories, songs and a simple craft. For families. 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. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM.

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, June 30, 2015, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Author Appearance: Jessixa Bagley

Seattle Area Author/illustrator Jessixa Bagley will read from her new book, "Boats for Papa." This stunning debut explores the subtle and deep emotions associated with loss in a heartwarming tale that is sure to stay with the reader long after the book is closed. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-789-5006. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 7:00 PM. Secret Garden Books 2214 N.W. Market St. Seattle WA 98107. For more info visit www.secretgardenbooks.com.

Free Summer Concert

Seattle Area Join us for a summer evening of song when the young women of Prime Voci (Seattle Girls' Choir senior level) host Peninsula Girls Chorus for a concert during their tour from Burlingame, CA. The concert will be a fresh mix of contemporary and classical choral pieces that showcase the talent of these young musicians. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-526-1900. Email: info@seattlegirlschoir.org. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM. First United Methodist Church of Seattle 180 Denny Way Seattle WA 98109.

Free Mandarin Class with Sponge

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up a free trial. Spend summer with Sponge! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Beach Exploration

Seattle Area Join beach naturalists and explore the beach at low tide. Dress for the weather; waterproof footwear recommended. Locations: Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 N.W. 190th St. Shoreline. Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle. Golden Gardens, 8498 Seaview Place N.W. Seattle. South Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W. Seattle. Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W. Seattle. Seahurst Park, 2220 S.W. Seahurst Park Road, Burien. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-386-4300. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 9:45 AM – 1:00 PM. Various beach locations. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Beach Exploration

Seattle Area Join beach naturalists and explore the beach at low tide. Dress for the weather; waterproof footwear recommended. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 9:45 AM – 1:00 PM. Pocket beach at Olympic Sculpture Park 2901 Western Ave. Seattle WA 98121. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Beach Exploration

South Sound Join beach naturalists and explore the beach at low tide. Dress for the weather; waterproof footwear recommended. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 9:45 AM – 1:00 PM. Des Moines Beach Park 22030 Cliff Ave. S. Des Moines WA 98198. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

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: English, 中文. Summary: 幼兒樂園裡 孩子們可透過玩遊戲 英文兒歌敎唱 讀故事書 做簡易手工及玩各類玩具等不同的活動方式 達到啟蒙的目的並協助幼兒們提前適應將來入學的環境 且更可幚助幼兒學習到如何與別人分享及相處的經驗。而幼兒的照顧者更可藉此機會與社區內其他幼兒照顧者交換資訊及經驗並拓展人際關係. Description: 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, July 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

$1 Summer Movie Express

Seattle Area See a family movie for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday at participating Regal Cinemas through August 19. Schedule: The Nut Job (June 23), Annie (June 24), Earth to Echo (June 30), The Boxtrolls (July 1), Paddington (July 7), Turbo (July 8), Rio 2 (July 14), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (July 15), Mr. Peabody & Sherman (July 21), The Book of Life (July 22), Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (July 28), Penguins of Madagascar (July 29), Madagascar 3 (Aug. 4), Dolphin Tale 2 (Aug. 5), Muppets Most Wanted (Aug. 11), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Aug. 12), The LEGO Movie (Aug. 18), The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (Aug. 19). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 10:00 AM. Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX 301 N.E. 103rd St. Seattle WA 98125. For more info visit www.regmovies.com.

$1 Summer Movie Express

Seattle Area See a family movie for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday at participating Regal Cinemas through August 19. Schedule: The Nut Job (June 23), Annie (June 24), Earth to Echo (June 30), The Boxtrolls (July 1), Paddington (July 7), Turbo (July 8), Rio 2 (July 14), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (July 15), Mr. Peabody & Sherman (July 21), The Book of Life (July 22), Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (July 28), Penguins of Madagascar (July 29), Madagascar 3 (Aug. 4), Dolphin Tale 2 (Aug. 5), Muppets Most Wanted (Aug. 11), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Aug. 12), The LEGO Movie (Aug. 18), The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (Aug. 19). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 10:00 AM. Regal The Landing Stadium 14 & RPX 900 N. 10th Place Renton WA 98057. For more info visit www.regmovies.com.

Red, White and Zoo Animal Enrichment

Seattle Area Watch as some animals receive patriotic-themed treats like watermelon, popsicles, corn on the cob and more. See online for a complete schedule. Included with admission. $19.95, $12.25 ages 3 to 12, free ages 2 and younger. Type of Animal Event: Zoo Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-548-2500. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Woodland Park Zoo 5500 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.zoo.org.

Toddler Tales & Trails

Seattle Area Bring your youngster, ages 1 to 5 on an adventure at Seward Park! Start with story time, songs, and fun activities inside, followed by outside exploration along the trails right outside our doors. Walks are easy and less than one mile in length. This program fills on a first come, first served basis - so don't be late! $2 per person. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-652-2444. Email: sewardpark@audubon.org. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Seward Park Audubon Center 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit sewardpark.audubon.org.

$1 Summer Movie Express

Eastside See a family movie for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday at participating Regal Cinemas through August 19. Schedule: The Nut Job (June 23), Annie (June 24), Earth to Echo (June 30), The Boxtrolls (July 1), Paddington (July 7), Turbo (July 8), Rio 2 (July 14), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (July 15), Mr. Peabody & Sherman (July 21), The Book of Life (July 22), Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (July 28), Penguins of Madagascar (July 29), Madagascar 3 (Aug. 4), Dolphin Tale 2 (Aug. 5), Muppets Most Wanted (Aug. 11), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Aug. 12), The LEGO Movie (Aug. 18), The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (Aug. 19). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 10:00 AM. Regal Bella Bottega Stadium 11 8890 N.E. 161st Ave. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.regmovies.com.

$1 Summer Movie Express

Farther Afield See a family movie for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday at participating Regal Cinemas through August 19. Schedule: The Nut Job (June 23), Annie (June 24), Earth to Echo (June 30), The Boxtrolls (July 1), Paddington (July 7), Turbo (July 8), Rio 2 (July 14), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (July 15), Mr. Peabody & Sherman (July 21), The Book of Life (July 22), Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (July 28), Penguins of Madagascar (July 29), Madagascar 3 (Aug. 4), Dolphin Tale 2 (Aug. 5), Muppets Most Wanted (Aug. 11), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Aug. 12), The LEGO Movie (Aug. 18), The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (Aug. 19). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 10:00 AM. Regal South Sound Cinema 10 1435 Olney Ave. S.E. Port Orchard WA 98366. For more info visit www.regmovies.com.

Lego Model Designer 101

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: How do Lego designers come up with ideas? What pieces should you build with? Discover how Lego pieces work and build your own model in this introduction from BEAM Experiences. Ages 7-9. Registration required. Description: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program! We are pleased to offer hundreds of free programs to keep you engaged and learning all summer long! Go to your favorite branch and pick up a Summer of Learning Activity Booklet. Complete as many activities as you can. Fill out and exchange the survey on the last page of the booklet for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Visit … Notes: Registration is required. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

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 children's story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, dancing, singing and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Lynn. Notes: Library events and programs are free and 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, July 1, 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, July 1, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your preschooler to the Ballard Branch for stories, songs and fingerplays. Notes: Library events and programs are free and 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. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It's Preschool Story Time at the West Seattle Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. For children ages 3 - 5. 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: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required, but seating is limited. Please arrive early to secure your ticket. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 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. 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, July 1, 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, fun and crafts 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, July 1, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at Central Library! 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: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 1, 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, July 1, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103.

Hooked on History

South Sound Every Wednesday in July stop by the museum for a weekly dose of historic fun just before the concerts in Les Gove Park! Each week we will feature a new exciting theme and lots of activities perfect for families with children ages 3 to 12. FREE, no registration required. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-288-7433. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. White River Valley Museum 918 H St. S.E. Auburn WA 98002. For more info visit www.wrvmuseum.org.

Firefighter Story Time at Montlake Community Center

The Seattle Public Library Where: non-library location. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Montlake Community Center 1618 E Calhoun St. Seattle, WA 98112. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Preschoolers, parents and caregivers are invited to a story time that highlights Fire Prevention Month. Description: At this story time, special guest Fire Chief Harold Scoggins will read a story along with the scheduled fire crew. Seattle firefighters will read books about fire safety and display some of their firefighting equipment. 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: Montlake Branch 206-684-4720 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 1, 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, July 1, 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, July 1, 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, July 1, 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.

Tambourine Submarine: A Musical Odyssey

The Seattle Public Library Where: Fremont Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Wriggle, jump, dance and groove along with Recess Monkey, who returns to the library with a collection of high-energy songs inspired by exploration. Ages 6 and under. Description: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program! We are pleased to offer hundreds of free programs to keep you engaged and learning all summer long! Go to your favorite branch and pick up a Summer of Learning Activity Booklet. Complete as many activities as you can. Fill out and exchange the survey on the last page of the booklet for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Visit … Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

LGBTQ/Rainbow Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Rainbow Story Time at the University Branch! Bring your families to enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts and fun as we celebrate diversity and inclusion of all kinds of people and families! 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: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

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, July 1, 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. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 1, 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, July 1, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

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, July 1, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your toddler to the Ballard Branch for stories, songs and fingerplays. Notes: Library events and programs are free and 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. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Intro to Digital Photography and Storytelling

The Seattle Public Library Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Develop photography skills in a 3-part series by Youth in Focus. Shoot on location, practice photo composition and build post-production skills in Photoshop and Lightroom. Ages 12 and up. Registration required. Description: Enjoy a summer full of “Wild Science!” with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program!   Go to your favorite branch and pick up your Wild Science! fold-out program guide.   Attend free programs!   Fill out the survey on the last page of the guide for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Notes: Registration is required. You are registering for a multi-part series that occurs on Wednesdays June 17, July 1, 15. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/teens/teen-summer-of-learning. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM.

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. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your infants (ages 0-12 months) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and activities with our children's librarian. Description: 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: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM.

Baby Story Time with Ms. Mynique!

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 Baby Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your infants age 0-12 months to enjoy stories, bounces, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique, then stay and play with toys! 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, July 1, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Beacon Hill Branch. Bring your babies 0-15 months to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian (older sibling "helpers" are welcome too). 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: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Robot Garage

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Build your own exploration rover while learning about the science and history of robots with staff from the Museum of Flight. Ages 9-18. Registration required. Description: Enjoy a summer full of “Wild Science!” with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program!   Go to your favorite branch and pick up your Wild Science! fold-out program guide.   Attend free programs!   Fill out the survey on the last page of the guide for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Notes: Registration is required. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/teens/teen-summer-of-learning. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Video Game Coding

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: BEAM Experiences leads you through sketching and coding video games, while discussing favorite games in this 5-part series. Ages 7-12. Registration required. Description: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program! We are pleased to offer hundreds of free programs to keep you engaged and learning all summer long! Go to your favorite branch and pick up a Summer of Learning Activity Booklet. Complete as many activities as you can. Fill out and exchange the survey on the last page of the booklet for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Visit … Notes: Registration is required. You are registering for a multi-part series that occurs on Wednesdays June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Intro to Programming: Python Game

The Seattle Public Library Where: West Seattle Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Use your creativity and critical thinking skills to code games that you can play and share with your friends in a 4-part series. For ages 9-12. Registration required. Description: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program!   Go to your favorite branch and pick up your Wild Science! fold-out program guide.   Attend free programs!   Fill out the survey on the last page of the guide for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Notes: Registration is required. You are registering for a multi-part series that occurs Wednesdays, June 24, July 1, 8, 15. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/teens/teen-summer-of-learning. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Build Computers and Minecraft Worlds

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: In this multi-part series, you will build a computer environment and network then jump into a virtual world and rapidly build Minecraft challenges as a team! For ages 13 amd up. Registration required. Description: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program!   Go to your favorite branch and pick up your Wild Science! fold-out program guide.   Attend free programs!   Fill out the survey on the last page of the guide for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Notes: Registration is required. You are registering for a multi-part series that occurs on Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/teens/teen-summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Teen Social Hour

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: This is a Teen Space event for Teens who are 12 to 18 years-old or in 6th to 12th grade. Description: What do you do for fun? Do you like playing video games or board games? Do you like listening to music or surfing the Internet? Do you like talking and texting, laughing out loud? Do you like snacking and chatting with friends? If you answered “yes,” at least once, then the Teen Social Hour may be just the place for you, but you have to be between 12 and 18 years-old or in 6th to 12th grade. Come by yourself, bring a friend, or join your friends for video games, board games, music, computers, food, and… 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. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Video Game Coding

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: BEAM Experiences leads you through sketching and coding video games, while discussing favorite games in this 5-part series. Ages 7-12. Registration required. Description: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program! We are pleased to offer hundreds of free programs to keep you engaged and learning all summer long! Go to your favorite branch and pick up a Summer of Learning Activity Booklet. Complete as many activities as you can. Fill out and exchange the survey on the last page of the booklet for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Visit … Notes: Registration is required. You are registering for a multi-part series that occurs on Wednesdays July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

TeensRead@Mag

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: PIck up a copy of this month's 5-8th grade book group selection, "Outcasts United: The Story of A Refugee Soccer Team That Changed A Town" by Warren St John. This book group is led by teens. Book Description: American-educated Jordanian Luma Mufleh founds a youth soccer team comprised of children from Liberia, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Balkan states, and elsewhere in the refugee settlement town of Clarkston, Georgia, bringing the children together to discover their common bonds as they adjust to life in a new homeland. View in Catalog: "Outcasts United" by Warren St John. Next Month's Title: "Peak" by Roland Smith. Notes: This group meets the first and last Wednesday of the month. There will be food and activities at this event. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is recommended, but not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book today or at the branch if you cannot make it to the first meeting. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Busy Builders

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español, 中文 Русский Tiểng Việt, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Make something fantastic from your imagination with Legos! Build bridges or towers, the possibilities are endless with straws & connectors! Younger ones can practice shapes and colors with magnetic tiles. Description: Busy Builders program promotes imagination and creative play. Includes Legos, plastic straws and connectors, Jenga blocks, Picasso Magnetic Tiles and puzzles. Suggested age is 3-10. 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, July 1, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Minecraft Super League Gaming

Seattle Area Kids ages 7 to 14 are invited to play Minecraft together at participating theaters. Players bring their own fully charged computers with Minecraft 1.8 or later, connect to the game with a first-person view on their laptops, while also seeing an aerial third person view of the entire gaming world with all players on the theater screen as they play, eat popcorn, and enjoy Super League gear and T-shirts. Kids strategize, collaborate and compete on teams for international championship titles in a surprisingly interactive theater environment. Space is limited; pre-purchase recommended. $20. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. AMC Southcenter 16 3600 Southcenter Mall Tukwila WA 98188. For more info visit superleague.com.

Low Sensory Hours

Eastside Kids with special needs and their families are invited to enjoy the museum with limited guests, less noise and lower lights. Preregister. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-637-8100. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. KidsQuest Children’s Museum 4091 Factoria Square Mall S.E. Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

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. 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: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Bat Walk

Seattle Area Learn about bats, then help search for them using a bat detector. 8 p.m. June 2 and 18, and July 1 and 17; 7:45 p.m. July 28; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13; 7 p.m. Aug. 24; 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-256-0406. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 8:00 PM. Green Lake Park near Bathhouse Theater 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.batsnorthwest.org.

Beach Exploration

Seattle Area Join beach naturalists and explore the beach at low tide. Dress for the weather; waterproof footwear recommended. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Pocket beach at Olympic Sculpture Park 2901 Western Ave. Seattle WA 98121. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Beach Exploration

Seattle Area Join beach naturalists and explore the beach at low tide. Dress for the weather; waterproof footwear recommended. Locations: Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 N.W. 190th St. Shoreline. Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle. Golden Gardens, 8498 Seaview Place N.W. Seattle. South Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W. Seattle. Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W. Seattle. Seahurst Park, 2220 S.W. Seahurst Park Road, Burien. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-386-4300. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Various beach locations. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

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, July 2, 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, July 2, 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, July 2, 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, July 2, 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, July 2, 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, July 2, 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, July 2, 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.

Red, White and Zoo Animal Enrichment and KCTS Kids Day

Seattle Area Watch as some animals receive patriotic-themed treats like watermelon, popsicles, corn on the cob and more. See online for a complete schedule. Plus, KCTS will be in the West Plaza with visits from Daniel Tiger, plus coloring sheets, giveaways, trivia and more. Included with admission. $19.95, $12.25 ages 3 to 12, free ages 2 and younger. Save $2 on your online ticket purchase with the code DANIELTIGER. Type of Animal Event: Zoo Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-548-2500. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Woodland Park Zoo 5500 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.zoo.org.

Beach Exploration

South Sound Join beach naturalists and explore the beach at low tide. Dress for the weather; waterproof footwear recommended. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Des Moines Beach Park 22030 Cliff Ave. S. Des Moines WA 98198. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Beach Exploration

South Sound Join beach naturalists and explore the beach at low tide. Dress for the weather; waterproof footwear recommended. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Dash Point State Park 5700 S.W. Dash Point Road Federal Way WA 98023. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:35 AM.

Children's Story Time with Ms. Mynique!

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 Children's Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Braqnch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Notes: Library events and programs are free and 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. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 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, July 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Family Story Time at the Greenwood 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, but seating is limited. Please arrive early to secure your tickets. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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. 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: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at Central Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 2, 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. 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, July 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 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, fun and crafts 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, July 2, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. 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, July 2, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Queen Anne Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Queen Anne Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and 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. Thursday, July 2, 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, July 2, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

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: The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5. Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time. Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources.Group is co-facilitated in English, Spanish and Somali. Younger and older siblings are welcome. 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, July 2, 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, July 2, 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, July 2, 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.

Pond Boat Sailing

Seattle Area Rent a Pirate Pond Boat to sail in Lake Union Park’s Model Boat Pond. These 39-inch pond boats are scale models of the R-Boat Pirate, which is on exhibit at The Center for Wooden Boats at South Lake Union. Sailing these miniature racing yachts is a great way to learn the basic concepts of sailing while enjoying time at the park. $5 suggested donation. Age recommendation: All ages. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-382-2628. Email: youthsailing@cwb.org. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Lake Union Park 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit cwb.org.

Explore the Shore

South Sound Join Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium naturalists for low tide beach walks where you will identify tide pool animals and record their presence and location in order to add the information to the scientific NatureMapping database. This opportunity is great for ages 5 to adult and is a fun and exciting way to learn about the biological diversity of local beaches and to better understand how to protect them. Each event will begin with a short introduction to tide pool animals. Come prepared with sunscreen and appropriate clothing for the weather. Sturdy shoes are recommended for walking on a gravel beach. 10 a.m. June 15, 11 a.m. July 2, 10:30 a.m. July 15, 10:45 a.m. July 31, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 12 and 28. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-404-3665. Email: amy.hale@pdza.org. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 11:00 AM. Owen Beach at Point Defiance Park 5400 N. Pearl St. Tacoma WA. For more info visit www.pdza.org.

Family Story Tiime

The Seattle Public Library Where: Wallingford Branch. Room Location: Community meeting room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Wallingford Branch Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and 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: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

Toddler 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 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: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 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, July 2, 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.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Columbia Branch. Bring your babies 0-15 months 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. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Adventure Playground

Eastside Adventure Playground is a one of a kind play area that allows kids to create their own play adventure. Nestled in the wooded forest of Deane’s Children’s Park, children are provided toolboxes, various building supplies, safety items and the freedom to create build-it-yourself play zones with the guidance of staff. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, June 24 through Aug. 28 (closed July 3 and 12). Donations accepted. Closed-toe shoes required. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-275-7882. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Deane's Children's Park 5500 Island Crest Way Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.mercergov.org.

Lego Model Designer 101

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: How do Lego designers come up with ideas? What pieces should you build with? Discover how Lego pieces work and build your own model in this introduction from BEAM Experiences. Ages 7-9. Registration required. Description: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program! We are pleased to offer hundreds of free programs to keep you engaged and learning all summer long! Go to your favorite branch and pick up a Summer of Learning Activity Booklet. Complete as many activities as you can. Fill out and exchange the survey on the last page of the booklet for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Visit … Notes: Registration is required. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

iPad Minecraft Introduction

The Seattle Public Library Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Minecraft is a popular game about placing blocks and going on adventures. Learn what makes it so exciting for the over 10 million players out there. Description: Prerequisites: iPad Tablet Basics or the ability to use a tablet. For ages 7-12. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Free Mandarin Class with Sponge

Eastside Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up a free trial. Spend summer with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. ROMP 13500 Bel-Red Road Bellevue WA 98005.

Free Mandarin Class with Sponge

Eastside Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up a free trial. Spend summer with Sponge! Age recommendation: Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. ROMP 13500 Bel-Red Road Bellevue WA 98005.

Robot Garage

The Seattle Public Library Where: West Seattle Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Build your own exploration rover while learning about the science and history of robots with staff from the Museum of Flight. Ages 9-18. Registration required. Description: Enjoy a summer full of “Wild Science!” with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program!   Go to your favorite branch and pick up your Wild Science! fold-out program guide.   Attend free programs!   Fill out the survey on the last page of the guide for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Notes: Registration is required. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/teens/teen-summer-of-learning. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Intro to Programming: Python Game

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Use your creativity and critical thinking skills to code games that you can play and share with your friends in a 5-part series. For ages 9-12. Registration required. Description: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program!   Go to your favorite branch and pick up your Wild Science! fold-out program guide.   Attend free programs!   Fill out the survey on the last page of the guide for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Notes: Registration is required. You are registering for a multi-part series that occurs Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 30, July 2, 7, 9, 14. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Urban Naturalist

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Do you love the outdoors? Learn how to deepen your experiences with nature through the use of naturalist tools, tracking techniques and more. Ages 9-18. Registration required. Description: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program!   Go to your favorite branch and pick up your Wild Science! fold-out program guide.   Attend free programs!   Fill out the survey on the last page of the guide for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Notes: Registration is required. You are registering for a multi-part series that occurs Thursdays June 25, July 2, 9. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/teens/teen-summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Nordic Nights

Seattle Area Join us at the museum as we launch a brand-new after-hours program, Nordic Nights. On the first Thursday of the month we will keep all museum galleries open until 8 p.m. Nordic Nights will feature music, food, tours, programs and more. No reservations required. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-789-5707. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Nordic Heritage Museum 3014 N.W. 67th St. Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit www.nordicmuseum.org.

Farmers' Market Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Children of all ages and their grownups are invited to enjoy story time and crafts at the Farmers' Market right in front of the Library! 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, July 2, 2015, 5:00 PM – 5:45 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, July 2, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Central Cinema 1411 21st Ave. Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit central-cinema.com.

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, July 2, 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, July 2, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time at the Lake City Farmers Market)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Lake City Farmers Market NE 125th & 28th NE, next to the Lake City Branch. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: It is story time at the Lake City Farmers Market! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y jugeos divertidos en español con Marco Cortes. 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 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. Thursday, July 2, 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, July 2, 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, July 2, 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.

Science and More at the Lake City Farmers Market

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Children and their grownups are invited to stop by and enjoy science and art activities in front of the Library during the Farmers Market. 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, July 2, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM.

Free French Class with Sponge

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up a free trial. Spend summer with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, July 3, 2015, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival

Seattle Area See gorgeous wooden vessels, go on a free boat ride, or see craft and skill demonstrations by regional boat builders. Food vendors, live music, kids' activities, and exhibits add to the excitement throughout the weekend. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 3-5. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Lake Union Park and The Center for Wooden Boats 1010 Valley St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit cwb.org.

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! Join us to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with our children's librarian. Stay afterward for a social playtime with other toddlers. 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. Friday, July 3, 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, July 3, 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, July 3, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM. Frye Art Museum 704 Terry Ave. Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit fryemuseum.org.

Beach Exploration

Seattle Area Join beach naturalists and explore the beach at low tide. Dress for the weather; waterproof footwear recommended. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 3, 2015, 10:45 AM – 2:15 PM. Pocket beach at Olympic Sculpture Park 2901 Western Ave. Seattle WA 98121. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Beach Exploration

Seattle Area Join beach naturalists and explore the beach at low tide. Dress for the weather; waterproof footwear recommended. Locations: Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 N.W. 190th St. Shoreline. Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle. Golden Gardens, 8498 Seaview Place N.W. Seattle. South Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W. Seattle. Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W. Seattle. Seahurst Park, 2220 S.W. Seahurst Park Road, Burien. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-386-4300. Friday, July 3, 2015, 10:45 AM – 2:15 PM. Various beach locations. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Beach Exploration

South Sound Join beach naturalists and explore the beach at low tide. Dress for the weather; waterproof footwear recommended. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 3, 2015, 10:45 AM – 2:15 PM. Des Moines Beach Park 22030 Cliff Ave. S. Des Moines WA 98198. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Beach Exploration

South Sound Join beach naturalists and explore the beach at low tide. Dress for the weather; waterproof footwear recommended. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 3, 2015, 10:45 AM – 2:15 PM. Dash Point State Park 5700 S.W. Dash Point Road Federal Way WA 98023. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

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, July 3, 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.

Little Critters

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Educators from the Woodland Park Zoo teach you about an animal through puppet stories, and then let you meet and touch that animal in real life! Animal species won’t be known in advance. For ages 5 and under. Description: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program! We are pleased to offer hundreds of free programs to keep you engaged and learning all summer long! Go to your favorite branch and pick up a Summer of Learning Activity Booklet. Complete as many activities as you can. Fill out and exchange the survey on the last page of the booklet for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Visit … Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 3, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Tiptoe Through the Tidepools

South Sound Get an up-close look at the marine life with beach naturalists guiding the low-tide exploration. This is a free event and no registration is needed. Please wear shoes suitable for exploring a rocky beach. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-591-6439. Email: tnc@tacomaparks.com. Friday, July 3, 2015, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Titlow Beach 8425 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98465. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

When Marnie Was There

Seattle Area The gorgeous new animated film from Studio Ghibli is a sweeping tale of friendship, mystery and discovery that follows an insular young woman named Anna who meets the mysterious Marnie, forming a unique friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. Winner of 2015 Seattle International Film Festival Films4Families Youth Jury Award. Plays at noon, 2:20 p.m, 4:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Last show of the evening is in Japanese with English subtitles. $12, $9 matinees, $7 SIFF members. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Friday, July 3, 2015, 12:00 PM. SIFF Cinema Egyptian 805 E. Pine St. Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit www.siff.net.

Game On

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for board games and open play on the Kinect and Wii. Description: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program!   Go to your favorite branch and pick up your Wild Science! fold-out program guide.   Attend free programs!   Fill out the survey on the last page of the guide for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/teens/teen-summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 3, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

FREE Hands On Children’s Museum

South Sound Hands On Children’s Museum is FREE 5 to 9 p.m. first Fridays. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-956-0818. Friday, July 3, 2015, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Hands On Children’s Museum 414 Jefferson St. N.E. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit www.hocm.org.

Seussical: The Musical

South Sound Paradise Theatre presents the charming play featuring favorite Dr. Seuss characters. Various dates and times through July 11. $20, $17 seniors and military, $10 ages 25 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-851-7529. Friday, July 3, 2015, 7:30 PM. Paradise Theatre 9911 Burnham Drive N.W. Gig Harbor WA. For more info visit www.paradisetheatre.org.

Four on the Fourth 4K Run/Walk

Eastside Leashed dogs and their owners are welcome to run or walk this 4K event. 7:30 a.m. check-in, 9 a.m. run/walk, followed by doggie costume contest (10:15 a.m.), inflatables for the kids, MaxMobile and a fire truck. Patriotic dress for all is encouraged. $30 to $50, free ages 12 and younger, benefits Seattle Humane Society in Bellevue. Parking available at the Bellevue Library. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Ashwood Park 10820 N.E. 10th St. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuedowntown.com.

Yankee Doodle Dash

North Sound 10K (8:30 a.m.), 5K (8:45 a.m.), 1-mile (8:50 a.m.) and Kiddie Doodle (10 a.m.) races. $25 to $35 10K, $20 to $30 5K, $10 youth 5K/10K, $10 1-mile, free Kiddie Doodle. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 8:00 AM. Everett Family YMCA Rockefeller Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit ymca-snoco.org.

Canoe Mercer Slough

Eastside Explore the Mercer Slough by canoe. 4-mile guided round trip. Ages 5 to adult, at least one adult per two children, some paddling experience required. Children under 35 pounds must bring a Coast Guard-approved life jacket. You must arrive in time for the safety talk to participate. 8:30 a.m. to noon weekends through Sept. 6 (no paddle July 4-5 or Aug. 1-2). $16 to $18, pre-register. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-452-2565. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Enatai Beach Park 3519 108th Ave. S.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Free Spanish Class with Sponge

North Sound Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up a free trial. Spend summer with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. PlayHappy Cafe 4114 198th St. S.W. Lynnwood WA 98036.

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival

Seattle Area See gorgeous wooden vessels, go on a free boat ride, or see craft and skill demonstrations by regional boat builders. Food vendors, live music, kids' activities, and exhibits add to the excitement throughout the weekend. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 3-5. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Lake Union Park and The Center for Wooden Boats 1010 Valley St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit cwb.org.

Free Spanish Class with Sponge

North Sound Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up a free trial. Spend summer with Sponge! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. PlayHappy Cafe 4114 198th St. S.W. Lynnwood WA 98036.

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, July 4, 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.

Naturalization Ceremony

Seattle Area Witness hundreds of applicants from around the world being sworn in as new U.S. citizens. 11 a.m. concert, noon to 1 p.m. ceremony. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Seattle Center's Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.seattlecenter.com.

Pond Boat Sailing

Seattle Area Rent a Pirate Pond Boat to sail in Lake Union Park’s Model Boat Pond. These 39-inch pond boats are scale models of the R-Boat Pirate, which is on exhibit at The Center for Wooden Boats at South Lake Union. Sailing these miniature racing yachts is a great way to learn the basic concepts of sailing while enjoying time at the park. $5 suggested donation. Age recommendation: All ages. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-382-2628. Email: youthsailing@cwb.org. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Lake Union Park 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit cwb.org.

4th of July Festival

South Sound The event includes a noon bike parade, various entertainment on two stages, a kids craft tent, an arts & craft area with over 50 artists, a car show, 10 inflatable rides, a rock wall, euro-bungy trampolines and other fun activities for children. The event also offers bingo, mini golf, bocce, food concessions, and so much more! Come see for yourself, this naturally shaded park and spray park will keep you cool during the afternoon. Wristband and zip line sales begin at 10 a.m. You can purchase a wristband for $5 for unlimited activities which include 10 inflatable rides, tubs o' fun, bungy trampolines, rock wall, train rides, mini golf, pony rides, petting zoo and balloon art. Free activities include the kids' bike parade at noon, bocce, museum entry and activities, face painting, spray park, the Discovery Playground and a 5 & Under Indoor Playground. Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-931-3043. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Les Gove Park 1005 12th St. S.E. Auburn WA 98002. For more info visit www.auburnwa.gov.

Crafts of the Past

South Sound Each weekend through September 27 a different artist will be “in-residence” at the Fort with demonstrations and displays of their work. Most will also offer guests the opportunity to try the craft themselves. Featured crafts include leather tooling, weaving, blacksmithing, Native American basketry, and broom making. See schedule online. Included with admission. $7, $6 seniors and active military, $5 students, $4 ages 4 to 17, free ages 3 and younger, $22 family. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-591-5339. Email: fortnisqually@tacomaparks.com. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Fort Nisqually Point Defiance Park 5400 N. Pearl St. #11 Tacoma WA 98407. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.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, July 4, 2015, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Washington State History Museum 1911 Pacific Ave. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit www.wshs.org.

Free Japanese Class with Sponge

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up a free trial. Spend summer with Sponge! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Scenic Train Rides

Eastside All aboard! Visit the Northwest Railway Museum for a unique living history train experience that has been a part of western Washington since 1957. The Northwest Railway Museum offers scenic rides through the Cascade Foothills to the top of Snoqualmie Falls. Visitors explore train cars, exhibits, and a Victorian-era depot. Regular trains operate weekends, April 4 through Oct. 18. Full passenger round- trip excursions are 75 minutes long; see schedule online. $18, $16 seniors, $10 ages 2 to 12, free younger than age 2. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-888-3030. Email: info@trainmuseum.org. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 11:30 AM – 3:15 PM. Northwest Railway Museum 38625 S.E. King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065.

Beach Exploration

Seattle Area Join beach naturalists and explore the beach at low tide. Dress for the weather; waterproof footwear recommended. Locations: Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 N.W. 190th St. Shoreline. Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle. Golden Gardens, 8498 Seaview Place N.W. Seattle. South Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W. Seattle. Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W. Seattle. Seahurst Park, 2220 S.W. Seahurst Park Road, Burien. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-386-4300. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 11:45 AM – 3:00 PM. Various beach locations. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Beach Exploration

Seattle Area Join beach naturalists and explore the beach at low tide. Dress for the weather; waterproof footwear recommended. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 11:45 AM – 3:00 PM. Pocket beach at Olympic Sculpture Park 2901 Western Ave. Seattle WA 98121. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Beach Exploration

South Sound Join beach naturalists and explore the beach at low tide. Dress for the weather; waterproof footwear recommended. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 11:45 AM – 3:00 PM. Redondo Beach Beach Road S. and Redondo Way S. Des Moines WA 98198. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Beach Exploration

South Sound Join beach naturalists and explore the beach at low tide. Dress for the weather; waterproof footwear recommended. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 11:45 AM – 3:00 PM. Des Moines Beach Park 22030 Cliff Ave. S. Des Moines WA 98198. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Beach Exploration

South Sound Join beach naturalists and explore the beach at low tide. Dress for the weather; waterproof footwear recommended. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 11:45 AM – 3:00 PM. Dash Point State Park 5700 S.W. Dash Point Road Federal Way WA 98023. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Family Fun on July 4th at Imagine

North Sound Enjoy special crafts and activities at Imagine, including a musical stars & stripes wind chime project, Wheel of Knowledge trivia, U.S. puzzle challenge, and patriotic hat-making. Included with admission. $9.80, free younger than 12 months and for active, retired, and Gold Star military families (ID required). Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-258-1006. Email: info@imaginecm.org. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Imagine Children's Museum 1502 Wall Street Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.imaginecm.org.

Free Swimming

South Sound Come swim for free! Capacity is limited. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-404-3920. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Kandle Pool 5302 N. 26th St. Tacoma WA 98406. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Free Swimming

South Sound Come swim for free! Capacity is limited. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-573-2532. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Stewart Heights Pool 402 E. 56th St. Tacoma WA 98404. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Train Ride and Train Shed Tour

Eastside The Train Shed Tour Package is a docent-lead experience at the Northwest Railway Museum. Learn all about how the railroads changed everything in the Pacific Northwest. Start your tour at the 1890-built Snoqualmie Depot where you'll board a train to the Train Shed Exhibit Building. Tour the 25,000 square foot space that includes large and small objects, plus the award winning Wellington Remembered exhibit. Note: train does not stop in North Bend, but guests will get to see things only available on this tour. Train shed tour not recommended for kids younger than age 5. 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through October (except July 11 and 18). $20, $18 seniors, $15 kids, free younger than age 2. Pre-purchase available; no refunds. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-888-3030. Email: info@trainmuseum.org. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 12:30 PM. Northwest Railway Museum 38625 S.E. King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065.

Canoe Mercer Slough

Eastside Explore the Mercer Slough by canoe. 4-mile guided round trip. Ages 5 to adult, at least one adult per two children, some paddling experience required. Children under 35 pounds must bring a Coast Guard-approved life jacket. You must arrive in time for the safety talk to participate. 8:30 a.m. to noon weekends through Sept. 6 (no paddle July 4-5 or Aug. 1-2). $16 to $18, pre-register. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-452-2565. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Enatai Beach Park 3519 108th Ave. S.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Bicycle Sundays

Seattle Area The four-mile stretch of Lake Washington Boulevard between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park is closed to motorized traffic 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. several Sundays through September. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-684-4075. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Lake Washington Boulevard S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Cast Off! Free Public Sailing

Seattle Area Our Cast Off! program allows visitors the chance to sail in classic boats. The boats we use include: Admirable, a Bristol Bay Gillnetter; Amie, a Friendship sloop; Colleen Wagner, an Egret Sharpie; our long-boat Discovery, our New Haven Sharpie Betsy D, or a visiting classic. Before and after your sail take a walk on the docks and discover the boats. Watch the volunteer crews rigging the boats. They’ll be happy to answer any question you might have, and you may even have a chance to help with the rigging! Rides start throughout the day and last about 45 minutes. Sign-ups begin in person at 10 a.m.; space is limited and rides fill quickly. Arrive early to ensure your first choice, especially on sunny days and holidays. One person may sign up five other people who are not present, but no phone reservations are accepted. All ages are welcome and we have life jackets for everyone.  We sail rain or shine, but wind conditions may keep us at the dock. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-382-2628. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Center for Wooden Boats 1010 Valley St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.atlakeunionpark.org.

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival

Seattle Area See gorgeous wooden vessels, go on a free boat ride, or see craft and skill demonstrations by regional boat builders. Food vendors, live music, kids' activities, and exhibits add to the excitement throughout the weekend. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 3-5. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Lake Union Park and The Center for Wooden Boats 1010 Valley St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit cwb.org.

Free Japanese Class with Sponge

Eastside Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up a free trial. Spend summer with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. ROMP 13500 Bel-Red Road Bellevue WA 98005.

Pond Boat Sailing

Seattle Area Rent a Pirate Pond Boat to sail in Lake Union Park’s Model Boat Pond. These 39-inch pond boats are scale models of the R-Boat Pirate, which is on exhibit at The Center for Wooden Boats at South Lake Union. Sailing these miniature racing yachts is a great way to learn the basic concepts of sailing while enjoying time at the park. $5 suggested donation. Age recommendation: All ages. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-382-2628. Email: youthsailing@cwb.org. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Lake Union Park 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit cwb.org.

Crafts of the Past

South Sound Each weekend through September 27 a different artist will be “in-residence” at the Fort with demonstrations and displays of their work. Most will also offer guests the opportunity to try the craft themselves. Featured crafts include leather tooling, weaving, blacksmithing, Native American basketry, and broom making. See schedule online. Included with admission. $7, $6 seniors and active military, $5 students, $4 ages 4 to 17, free ages 3 and younger, $22 family. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-591-5339. Email: fortnisqually@tacomaparks.com. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Fort Nisqually Point Defiance Park 5400 N. Pearl St. #11 Tacoma WA 98407. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Tacoma Freedom Fair Wings & Wheels

South Sound Aviation event (fly-in and static), car and motorcycle show, entertainment, kids’ activities, race cars and the Smoke 'N' Thunder Jet Dragster making a 300 mph run down the runway. $15, $10 seniors and military, $5 ages 6 to 17, free ages 5 and younger. Park at St. Anthony's Medical Building lot at 4700 Point Fosdick Drive N.W. and take the shuttle. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-507-9357. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Tacoma Narrows Airport 1202 26th Ave. N.W. Gig Harbor WA 98335. For more info visit www.freedomfair.com.

Scenic Train Rides

Eastside All aboard! Visit the Northwest Railway Museum for a unique living history train experience that has been a part of western Washington since 1957. The Northwest Railway Museum offers scenic rides through the Cascade Foothills to the top of Snoqualmie Falls. Visitors explore train cars, exhibits, and a Victorian-era depot. Regular trains operate weekends, April 4 through Oct. 18. Full passenger round- trip excursions are 75 minutes long; see schedule online. $18, $16 seniors, $10 ages 2 to 12, free younger than age 2. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-888-3030. Email: info@trainmuseum.org. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 11:30 AM – 3:15 PM. Northwest Railway Museum 38625 S.E. King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065.

Free Mandarin Class with Sponge

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up a free trial. Spend summer with Sponge! Age recommendation: Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Beach Exploration

Seattle Area Join beach naturalists and explore the beach at low tide. Dress for the weather; waterproof footwear recommended. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 12:45 PM – 3:15 PM. Pocket beach at Olympic Sculpture Park 2901 Western Ave. Seattle WA 98121. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Beach Exploration

Seattle Area Join beach naturalists and explore the beach at low tide. Dress for the weather; waterproof footwear recommended. Locations: Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 N.W. 190th St. Shoreline. Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle. Golden Gardens, 8498 Seaview Place N.W. Seattle. South Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W. Seattle. Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W. Seattle. Seahurst Park, 2220 S.W. Seahurst Park Road, Burien. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-386-4300. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 12:45 PM – 3:15 PM. Various beach locations. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Beach Exploration

South Sound Join beach naturalists and explore the beach at low tide. Dress for the weather; waterproof footwear recommended. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 12:45 PM – 3:15 PM. Des Moines Beach Park 22030 Cliff Ave. S. Des Moines WA 98198. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Adventure Playground

Eastside Adventure Playground is a one of a kind play area that allows kids to create their own play adventure. Nestled in the wooded forest of Deane’s Children’s Park, children are provided toolboxes, various building supplies, safety items and the freedom to create build-it-yourself play zones with the guidance of staff. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, June 24 through Aug. 28 (closed July 3 and 12). Donations accepted. Closed-toe shoes required. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-275-7882. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Deane's Children's Park 5500 Island Crest Way Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.mercergov.org.

Free Hindi Class with Sponge

Eastside Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up a free trial. Spend summer with Sponge! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. ROMP 13500 Bel-Red Road Bellevue WA 98005.

Seussical: The Musical

South Sound Paradise Theatre presents the charming play featuring favorite Dr. Seuss characters. Various dates and times through July 11. $20, $17 seniors and military, $10 ages 25 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-851-7529. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 3:00 PM. Paradise Theatre 9911 Burnham Drive N.W. Gig Harbor WA. For more info visit www.paradisetheatre.org.