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Indoor Playground

Eastside Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No pre-registration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. $4.50, $3.25 residents. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-275-7609. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.mercergov.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. 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Tales & Trails

Seattle Area Bring your youngster, ages 2 to 5 on an adventure at Seward Park every Wednesday and Saturday! 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, May 4, 2016, 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.

Toddler Time at SkyMania

Eastside Kids ages 5 and younger can come jump on trampolines! Parents are free and can enjoy free hot beverages plus a comfortable setting to relax while the kids play. No coupons or discounts allowed at this session. $5. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-825-7599. Email: info@skymaniatrampolines.com. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. SkyMania Trampolines 11801 NE 116th St. Suite B Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit www.skymaniatrampolines.com.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Please arrive early to get your ticket. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Children's Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. 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 parachute-play with our Children's Librarian, Ms. Lynn. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your preschoolers to the Ballard Branch for stories, songs and fingerplays. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Capitol Hill Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 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. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at Central Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Fremont Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Fremont Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Story Time at Mockingbird Books

Seattle Area Mockingbird Books offers a free story time daily at 11 a.m. (except Sundays). Though all ages are welcome, most often ages range from newborn to about 3 years old. Each day, our staff members hand-pick the books based on that day's audience. Story time is held in the center of the store, and usually lasts around a half-hour. The reader may differ depending on which staff member is working that morning. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-518-5886. Email: info@mockingbirdbooksgl.com. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Mockingbird Books 7220 Woodlawn Ave. NE Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.mockingbirdbooksgl.com.

StoryTime for Kids

North Sound Join us at our Mill Creek store for dramatic readings of the best in new and classic kids books. You bring the kids, and we'll provide the activities and refreshments. StoryTime for Kids is ideal for ages 3 to 7. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-385-3530. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. University Book Store 15311 Main St. Mill Creek WA 98012. For more info visit www.bookstore.washington.edu.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Montlake Branch. Room Location: Don G. and Jane Markham Abel Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Montlake Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Montlake Branch 206-684-4720 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 11:05 AM – 11:35 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Family Story Time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Please arrive early to get your ticket. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Kristin. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Room Location: The Satterberg Foundation Children's Area. 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Green Lake Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your toddlers to the Ballard Branch for stories, songs and fingerplays. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your infants 0-12 months to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 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. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your infants to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Then stay and play with soft toys and blocks! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Beacon Hill Branch. Babies ages 0-14 months (siblings welcome too) will enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun games with our children's librarian, Miz Erica. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Mobile Game Design Program

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: In this 8-part class, you will learn the basics of game design and create a mobile video game. Registration is required. Description: Learn how to design a game -what it takes to create a game from start to finish and create your own mobile video game using TaleBlazer. Snacks provided. Limited to 12 participants. Designed for students in 5th to 8th grade. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Please call the branch at 206-386-4225. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM.

Busy Builders

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Learning Buddies

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Address: 4721 Rainier Ave S. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Play math and reading games! Get better at math and reading with a high school Buddy. Description: This is a first come-first served, drop in program for children in grades K-5. Each buddy session will last up to one hour. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-buddy-program. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Let's Talk About Books for Ages 5-8

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Northeast Branch for ages 5-8. Parents and caregivers are welcome. This month's theme is: Weather & Climate! Book Description: Come hear a weather story, participate in a climate activity and talk about the weather story that you read! Let's Talk About Books includes kids of diverse ages and reading abilities. Instead of a single book for our discussions, we pick a wide range of books based on a theme. Kids are welcome to read one of the books from our selection or one of their choosing within this month's theme, Weather & Climate! Next Month's Title: Theme: Geography & Exploration. Notes: This group meets the first Wednesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. from October through June. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM.

Homework Help

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

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: It is Somali story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Low Sensory Evenings

Eastside Low Sensory Evenings are a special time just for kids with sensory sensitivities to visit the museum. We're limiting attendance and turning down the ambient noise and light to provide an even more inviting place to explore, play, and learn. These evenings are especially appropriate for children with autism and/or Sensory Processing Disorder, but Low Sensory Evenings are open to children with any type of special need and their families. Pre-register. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-637-8100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. KidsQuest Children’s Museum 4091 Factoria Square Mall SE Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's story time at the Lake City Branch!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y jugeos divertidos en español con Marco Cortes. Story Time Notes: Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

"I Am Jazz" Book Reading and Discussion

Seattle Area Come hear a reading of the children's book "I Am Jazz," by transgender teen and Human Rights Campaign Foundation Youth  Ambassador Jazz Jennings. The event will be facilitated by Johanna Eager, Director of Welcoming Schools, a project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Amazing Grace Spiritual Center 2007 NW 61st St. Seattle WA 98107. For more info visit amazinggraceseattle.org.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Beacon Hill Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Star Wars Day-X-Wing Learn to Play Event

Seattle Area Join us as we celebrate all things Star Wars and learn to play Star Wars X-Wing. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-417-2967. Email: crm2280@bn.com. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Barnes & Noble Northgate 401 NE Northgate Way Suite 1100 Seattle WA 98125. For more info visit stores.barnesandnoble.com.

FREE Burke Museum

Seattle Area The Burke Museum is FREE and open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. first Thursdays. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-543-5590. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 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. Admission rates may apply for special exhibits. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-324-1126. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 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 with crafts from 10 to 11 a.m. (not intended for large groups). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-789-5707. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 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, May 5, 2016, 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, May 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Seattle Asian Art Museum 1400 E. Prospect St. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit www.seattleartmuseum.org.

FREE Wing Luke Museum

Seattle Area The Wing is FREE 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. first Thursdays . Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-623-5124. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Wing Luke Museum 719 S. King St. Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit www.wingluke.org.

Toddler Time at SkyMania

Eastside Kids ages 5 and younger can come jump on trampolines! Parents are free and can enjoy free hot beverages plus a comfortable setting to relax while the kids play. No coupons or discounts allowed at this session. $5. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-825-7599. Email: info@skymaniatrampolines.com. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. SkyMania Trampolines 11801 NE 116th St. Suite B Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit www.skymaniatrampolines.com.

Free First Thursday

Farther Afield On the first Thursday of the month, families are invited to explore KiDiMu for free! Have fun with a variety of hands-on exhibits and art activities. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-855-4650. Email: learnmore@kidimu.org. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Kids Discovery Museum 301 Ravine Lane N.E. Bainbridge Island WA 98110.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:35 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is toddler story time at the Northgate Branch! Join us to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with our children's librarian. Stay afterward for a social playtime with other toddlers. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Grupo Bilingüe de Juegos / Bilingual Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español. Summary: It is story time at the Columbia Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Description: Niños escuchan cuentos, cantan y participan en actividades de artes con sus padres o cuidador durante la hora de grupo. Tambien hay tiempo para que los niños exploran varios juguetes y actividades. El hora de Juego Libre y Tiempo de Círculo de 10:30 a 11:30 a.m. Les animamos a los padres y cuidadores traer una comida para comer con su niño/a y compartir en grupo. A traves de este grupo, los niños reciben preparacion para el ambiente de aprendizaje que se encuentra en el prescolar y kinder, ademas de formand… Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Free play and circle time from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together from 11:30 - noon. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments as well as building relationship with others. Caregivers also build up… More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Children's Story Time with Ms. Mynique!

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Children's Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Family Story Time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Please arrive early to get your ticket. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at Central Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 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. 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 所有活动均为免费。在各分馆设有限额免费停车位。. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - Family Story Time

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

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Queen Anne Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español, Soomaali. Summary: Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. Description: Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time. The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5. Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources.Group is co-facilitated in English, Spanish and Somali. Younger and older siblings are welcome. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 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, May 5, 2016, 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, May 5, 2016, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Northwest African American Museum 2300 S. Massachusetts St. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.naamnw.org.

Story Time at Mockingbird Books

Seattle Area Mockingbird Books offers a free story time daily at 11 a.m. (except Sundays). Though all ages are welcome, most often ages range from newborn to about 3 years old. Each day, our staff members hand-pick the books based on that day's audience. Story time is held in the center of the store, and usually lasts around a half-hour. The reader may differ depending on which staff member is working that morning. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-518-5886. Email: info@mockingbirdbooksgl.com. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Mockingbird Books 7220 Woodlawn Ave. NE Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.mockingbirdbooksgl.com.

StoryTime for Kids

Eastside Join Carolyn each Thursday morning at 11 a.m. for a lively hour of stories and art. Animated readings will entertain your children and help them form positive reading habits. Painting and drawing will stimulate their creative minds. Juice and cookies to follow. Ideal for kids ages 3 to 7. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-462-4500. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. University Book Store 990 102nd Ave. N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bookstore.washington.edu.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Wallingford Branch. Room Location: Community meeting room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Wallingford Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Story Time

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

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Please arrive early to get your ticket. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Columbia Branch. Babies ages 0-14 months (siblings welcome too) will enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun games with our children's librarian, Miz Erica. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Thursday Special

North Sound Imagine Children's Museum is half price 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays. No groups, field trips or coupons. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-258-1006. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Imagine Children's Museum 1502 Wall St. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.imaginecm.org.

Construye, y Juega!

South Sound Edades 3-13 Programa familiar Toma turnos en una computadora portátil y juega Minecraft en la biblioteca. Construye con legos, bloques, popotes + conectores y otros materiales sorpresa. Creatividad divertida para toda la familia! 1er jueves del mes 3:30-5 p.m. 1 de oct. 5 de nov. 3 de dic. 29 de dic. (edición especial de invierno) 7 de enero 4 de feb. 3 de marzo 7 de abril 5 de mayo. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-548-3302. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Lakewood Pierce County Library / Biblioteca de Lakewood 6300 Wildaire Road S.W. Lakewood WA 98499.

MineCraft Build and Play

South Sound Take a turn on a laptop and play Minecraft at the library. Construct IRL (in real life) with Legos, blocks, straws + connectors and other surprise materials. Creative fun for the whole family! First Thursdays 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 1 Nov. 5 Dec. 3 Dec. 29 (special winter break edition) Jan. 7 Feb. 4 March 3 April 7 May 5. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-548-3302. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Lakewood Pierce County Library / Biblioteca de Lakewood 6300 Wildaire Road S.W. Lakewood WA 98499.

Tinkerlab Drop-In

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months! Description: Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Drop-in Art

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Magnolia Branch for free drop-in art activities led by teens. Description: Have an interest in arts and crafts? Looking for something to do after school? Join us for free drop-in art activities led by teens. Notes: Library events and programs are free. This program is tailored for students in 2nd through 5th grade. Due to seating capacity, this program is limited to the first 25 participants. Registration is not required. The door opens 5 minutes before the program begins. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Jesten Ray. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Learning Buddies

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Play math and reading games! Get better at math and reading with a high school buddy. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM.

Gage Teen Art Studios

Eastside Teens can participate in hands-on art activities with Gage Academy of Art. See schedule online. FREE. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-519-0770. Email: andrea@gageacademy.org. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuearts.org.

Tabletop/Board Game Thursdays

Eastside Is your child or teenager interested in the huge world of board gaming and roleplaying? Join us as we play some of the best board and miniatures games, from classics like Ticket to Ride and Carcassonne, to new favorites like Codenames and Mission Red Planet. No experience required! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.mercergov.org.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English, Español. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Nancy G. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Cartoon Happy Hour

Seattle Area Bring the family and watch cartoons on the big screen every Thursday evening as you take advantage of special food and drink offers. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 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 + Space Day

Seattle Area The Museum of Flight is FREE 5 to 9 p.m. first Thursdays. Tonight is Space Day, which features local astronomy clubs setting up telescopes for visitors to look through, planetarium shows and other family activities. Ages 8 and older can take part in a model rocketry workshop at 5:15 or 7 p.m. which includes a take-home kit ($5, pre-register), plus listen to a presentation 6:15 to 7 p.m. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-764-5720. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 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. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children, teens and adults - people of all ages are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction also available. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Pajama Story Time and Family Fun Night

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Lake City Branch! Bring your children from birth to age 10 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian, Nancy P! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

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, May 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. White River Valley Museum 918 H St. S.E. Auburn WA 98002. For more info visit wrvmuseum.org.

Family Sing-Along with Nancy Stewart

Eastside Mercer Island Parks and Recreation is hosting Nancy Stewart at the Community & Event Center. Join us for a good old fashioned sing along! Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-275-7609. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Mercer Island Community and Event Center 8236 SE 24th St. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.nancymusic.com.

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

Seattle Area Fun, faithful adaptation of the classic picture book. Recommended for ages 3 and older. Various dates and times through May 22. $15 to $40. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7:00 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Indoor Playground

Eastside Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No pre-registration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. $4.50, $3.25 residents. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-275-7609. Friday, May 6, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.mercergov.org.

Mother’s Day Plant Sale

Seattle Area Explore the garden in bloom and take part in kids’ activities. The annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale offers native plants, bulbs and exotics, including items from guest nurseries. 10 am to 5 pm May 6-8. Park at Richmond Beach Congregational Church Fri. and Sat. and at Syre Elementary School on Sun. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-546-1281. Friday, May 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Kruckeberg Botanic Garden 20312 15th Ave. N.W. Shoreline WA 98177. For more info visit www.kruckeberg.org.

Paws-On Science: Husky Weekend

Seattle Area Huskies of all ages are invited to join University of Washington scientists and researchers for fun, interactive activities and exhibits at Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend at Pacific Science Center. Learn about the boundless research breakthroughs happening in our own backyard. Don't miss out on special appearances made by Harry the Husky, the Husky marching band, the cheer team and Dubs. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 7-8. Included with admission. $19.75, $17.75 seniors, $14.75 ages 6 to 15, $11.75 ages 3 to 5, IMAX shows extra. ​UW Alumni Association members, students, faculty and staff will also enjoy a 20 percent discount on admission. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-443-2001. Friday, May 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Pacific Science Center 200 Second Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.pacificsciencecenter.org.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Rainier Beach Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, May 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is toddler story time at the Northgate Branch! Join us to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with our children's librarian. Stay afterward for a social playtime with other toddlers. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, May 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Small Frye: Storytelling + Art

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, May 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM. Frye Art Museum 704 Terry Ave. Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit fryemuseum.org.

Hora De Cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It is Spanish story time for children and their families!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y jugeos divertidos en español. Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, May 6, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Story Time at Mockingbird Books

Seattle Area Mockingbird Books offers a free story time daily at 11 a.m. (except Sundays). Though all ages are welcome, most often ages range from newborn to about 3 years old. Each day, our staff members hand-pick the books based on that day's audience. Story time is held in the center of the store, and usually lasts around a half-hour. The reader may differ depending on which staff member is working that morning. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-518-5886. Email: info@mockingbirdbooksgl.com. Friday, May 6, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Mockingbird Books 7220 Woodlawn Ave. NE Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.mockingbirdbooksgl.com.

Story Time with PJ Library

Seattle Area Every Friday, come enjoy stories and songs with PJ Library. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-937-8732. Friday, May 6, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe 3770 SW Alaska St. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit chacocanyoncafe.com.

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, May 6, 2016, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuearts.org.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Audience: Children. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories, and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, May 6, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Northwest Paddling Festival

Eastside Try out paddling sports like stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) and kayaking ($7), watch races and kayak polo; visit with vendors and tour groups, and more. Kids can paddle in aqua paddlers or build a toy boat. 2 to 7 p.m. May 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7. Parking $10 or free with Discover Pass. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Friday, May 6, 2016, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Sunset Beach at Lake Sammamish State Park 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit northwestpaddlingfestival.com.

Teen Space

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Play games, hang out, eat snacks and make new friends after school every Friday at the Douglass-Truth Branch. Description: Drop in to the Teen Space for a new activity every week, including board and video games, crafts, and learning activities in a space reserved just for ages 12-19. Bring a friend; we'll bring the snacks and supplies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, May 6, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

First Friday Gaming

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: First Friday Gaming for teens (6th - 12th graders) happens every month at the Ballard Branch. Along with Wii and Xbox there are board games, art supplies, snacks and conversation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, May 6, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

BioBlitz for Families

Seattle Area A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists and community volunteers conduct an intensive field study over a continuous time period. Join us May 6-7 as we look for bats, birds, insects, lichens, weeds, and mussels at the Washington Park Arboretum. Friday night we will have "Introduction to BioBlitz" activities, and walks with our naturalist for families with kids ages 4 to 11. Stop in any time between 4 to 7 pm! We will also stay out late to look for bats from 8 to 10 pm. Saturday we will search for birds at daybreak, insects, lichens, and noxious weeds in the morning, then plants, and freshwater mussels/macroinvertebrates in the afternoon. RSVP for an organism group (or taxa) online, by phone (206-685-8033), or by email (uwbgeduc@uw.edu). Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-685-8033. Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu. Friday, May 6, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitors Center 2300 Arboretum Drive E. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: (It is Somali story time at Rainier Beach! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun.). More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, May 6, 2016, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Create with Bellevue Arts Museum

Eastside Activate your creative side with Bellevue Arts Museum! Join us for hands-on art projects and explorations inspired by BAM’s current exhibitions. Best for ages 3 and older. Included with membership or paid admission. $9.50, $8.50 seniors, free younger than 12 months. No registration required. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-637-8100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Friday, May 6, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. KidsQuest Children's Museum 4091 Factoria Square Mall SE Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

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, May 6, 2016, 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.

SANCA Spring Festival of Flight

Seattle Area The SANCA School of Flight is hosting a weekend full of Open Houses and Flying Trapeze Shows. SANCA's Festival of Flight is a celebration of their passion for flying trapeze and an invitations to all those who dream of finding their wings! Friday, May 6 5:30 pm - Open House 7:30 pm - Mini, Jr, & Teen Fly Teams Perform 9 pm - Adult Fly Team Performs Saturday, May 7 3 pm - Mini, Jr, & Teen Fly Teams Perform 5 pm - Open House 7 pm - Adult Fly Team Performs This is a non ticketed event. Contributions are welcomed at the door. The flying trapeze will be open to participants throughout the Open House for $5 per turn. Space is limited, one turn per person. Participants must be 4 years old to fly. All proceeds benefit the SANCA Youth Scholarship Fund. The mission of the School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA) is to improve the mental, emotional, and physical health of children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities by engaging them in the joyous creativity of acrobatics and circus arts. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-652-4433. Email: trapeze@sancaseattle.org. Friday, May 6, 2016, 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM. School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA) 674 S. Orcas St. Seattle WA 98108.

Friends of the Seattle Public Library HUGE Book Sale

Seattle Area For the 45th year, Friends of The Seattle Public Library will hold its HUGE Book Sale to raise funds for The Seattle Public Library. Over 100,000 items will be for sale including children’s books, old/rare books, graphic novels, foreign language books, DVDs, CDs, audio books and more. Don’t miss it! Most items are priced at $1-$2. May 6 - 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 7 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  May 8 - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-682-7567. Email: booksale@friendsofspl.org. Friday, May 6, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center 299 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.friendsofspl.org.

Chinese Story Time: Ni Hao!

Seattle Area Family program, all ages welcome Enjoy stories, culture and activities in Mandarin Chinese. For children who speak Chinese and those interested in the language! Presented by Hua Zhang. Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: All ages. Preschool. Phone: 206.362.7550. Pre-register: No. Friday, May 6, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Shoreline Library 345 NE 175th Shoreline, WA 98155.

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

Seattle Area Fun, faithful adaptation of the classic picture book. Recommended for ages 3 and older. Various dates and times through May 22. $15 to $40. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:00 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Magic Tree House: Knight at Dawn

Seattle Area Young actors with the Hi-Liners perform an adaptation of a book in the popular kids’ series about Jack and Annie and their magical tree house. 7 p.m. April 29-30 and May 6; 3 p.m. May 1 and 7. $12. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-617-2152. Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:00 PM. Renton Civic Theatre 507 S. Third St. Renton WA 98057. For more info visit www.hi-liners.org.

Teen Night Out

Seattle Area High schoolers are invited to enjoy a night at SAM featuring a DJ, gallery tours, hands-on artmaking and more. Age recommendation: High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-654-3100. Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Seattle Art Museum 1300 First Ave. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattleartmuseum.org.

Romeo and Juliet

Eastside The classic Shakespeare play, updated with a modern side story. Some scenes may not be suitable for young kids. 7 pm Fridays and Saturdays, 2 pm weekends, through May 7. $12 to $15, $8 on April 30 at 7 pm, and May 7 at 2 pm. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-452-7155. Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:00 PM. Bellevue Youth Theatre – Crossroads 16051 N.E. 10th St. Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Kaleidoscope Dance Company in Concert

Seattle Area Kaleidoscope in Concert celebrates the joy of dance with an exceptional balance of youth and professionalism. Kaleidoscope Dance Company is made up of young people ages 8 to 16. This rich and diverse show features new works by local and nationally recognized choreographers. 7:30 p.m. May 6-7, 2 p.m. May 7, 3:30 p.m. May 8. $8 to $18. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-363-7281. Email: info@creativedance.org. Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:30 PM. Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

More Music @ The Moore

Seattle Area Young musicians representing a variety of genres will have the chance to perform together. 7:30 p.m. doors open 6:30 p.m. $15. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 877-784-4849. Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:30 PM. The Moore Theatre 1932 Second Ave. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.stgpresents.org.

Coppélia

South Sound Ballet Northwest and the Olympia Symphony present this lighthearted ballet about an eccentric dollmaker’s realistic creation. 7:30 p.m. May 6-7, 2 p.m. May 7-8. $14 to $33. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-753-8586. Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:30 PM. The Washington Center for the Performing Arts 512 Washington St. S.E. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit balletnorthwest.org.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Eastside Theatre Black Dog presents Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Directors notes: The story is a time when racial prejudice was thick in the deep South, as the story reflects but also a time when children played outdoors on long hot summer days, endless days of imagination, and a sense of timelessness. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays, through May 7. $15, $12 students and seniors. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Friday, May 6, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:35 PM. The Black Dog 8062 Railroad Ave. SE Snoqualmie WA 98045. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Kids' Trout Derby

Eastside Kids ages 5 to 14 may compete for prizes, with refreshments served afterward. Two fish maximum, no nets. No dogs. Weighing begins at 6:30 a.m. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-888-1555. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Ponds behind Snoqualmie Police Station 34825 S.E. Douglas St. Snoqualmie WA 98065. For more info visit mountsifishandgameclub.com.

BioBlitz for Families

Seattle Area A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists and community volunteers conduct an intensive field study over a continuous time period. Join us May 6-7 as we look for bats, birds, insects, lichens, weeds, and mussels at the Washington Park Arboretum. Friday night we will have "Introduction to BioBlitz" activities, and walks with our naturalist for families with kids ages 4 to 11. Stop in any time between 4 to 7 pm! We will also stay out late to look for bats from 8 to 10 pm. Saturday we will search for birds at daybreak, insects, lichens, and noxious weeds in the morning, then plants, and freshwater mussels/macroinvertebrates in the afternoon. RSVP for an organism group (or taxa) online, by phone (206-685-8033), or by email (uwbgeduc@uw.edu). Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-685-8033. Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitors Center 2300 Arboretum Drive E. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Kids’ Fishing Derby

North Sound Bring your own gear or use the equipment provided. Door prizes and grand prizes are determined by a random drawing of all participants. Limit one fish per child. No pets. FREE, canned food donations encouraged. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 360-363-8400. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Kiwanis Pond, Jennings Park 6915 Armar Road Marysville WA 98270. For more info visit www.marysvillewa.gov.

Sensory Sensitive Hours

Seattle Area Seattle Children’s Museum opens its doors early for families with children with autism and other sensory challenges. During the early open time the museum does not run normal music or sounds and will not use the PA system. $3, tickets must be pre-purchased online. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Seattle Children's Museum 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit thechildrensmuseum.org.

Friends of the Seattle Public Library HUGE Book Sale

Seattle Area For the 45th year, Friends of The Seattle Public Library will hold its HUGE Book Sale to raise funds for The Seattle Public Library. Over 100,000 items will be for sale including children’s books, old/rare books, graphic novels, foreign language books, DVDs, CDs, audio books and more. Don’t miss it! Most items are priced at $1-$2. May 6 - 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 7 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  May 8 - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-682-7567. Email: booksale@friendsofspl.org. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center 299 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.friendsofspl.org.

Northwest Paddling Festival

Eastside Try out paddling sports like stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) and kayaking ($7), watch races and kayak polo; visit with vendors and tour groups, and more. Kids can paddle in aqua paddlers or build a toy boat. 2 to 7 p.m. May 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7. Parking $10 or free with Discover Pass. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Sunset Beach at Lake Sammamish State Park 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit northwestpaddlingfestival.com.

Run Like A Girl 5K

Eastside Mercer Island Parks & Recreation is calling all girls and women! Join us for this all-female fun run or walk through Luther Burbank Park. It's a fun event to do with your mom for Mother’s Day! Registration fee supports Mercer Island Parks & Recreation activities, events and programs for all ages. To receive a T-shirt, register by April 22nd. $25, $15 ages 17 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-275-7609. Email: miparks@mercergov.org. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Luther Burbank Park 2040 84th Ave. SE Mercer Island WA 98040.

Color Vibe 5K

North Sound Get doused in non-toxic colored powder at spots along your run. $55 to $70, free ages 12 and younger with paid adult (up to 2 free kids per adult) in advance, $15 day of race. Color pack included with adult registration; T-shirts and additional color packs may be purchased on site. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:00 AM. Legion Memorial Park 114 N. Olympic Ave. Arlington WA 98223. For more info visit www.thecolorvibe.com.

Kids Plant for Mom’s Day

North Sound Young gardeners can decorate and plant a Mother’s Day flowerpot ($10 suggested donation). Children’s Parade from the Edmonds Library at noon. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Edmonds Farmers Market 118 Fifth Ave. N. Edmonds WA 98020. For more info visit edmondsinbloom.com.

Racing for Kids

North Sound Kids ages 5 to 15 can come experience laps in a specially prepared Quarter Midget Race Car, under the supervision of driver trainers.  We provide all of the necessary safety gear and instruction by our driver training staff.  Each driver is introduced to the audience as he or she takes to the track for their big moment experiencing a real race car! Concessions, a bouncy house and other activities will keep kids entertained while they wait for a turn. All racing is first come, first served. Participants must wear jeans or similar pants of a sturdy fabric and closed-toe shoes, and a parent must sign a waiver form.  $10. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Washington Quarter Midget Association Racetrack 17405 SR 2 Monroe WA 98272. For more info visit wqma.com.

UW Bothell Husky 5K

North Sound Run/walk benefits student scholarships. Pups & Cubs Crawl 1K for young kids. Leashed dogs welcome. 9 a.m. 5K, 9:30 a.m. breakfast, 10 a.m. Pups & Cubs Crawl. $25 to $35, $5 ages 12 and younger participating in the 5K, free 1K Pups & Cubs Crawl. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:00 AM. University of Washington Bothell Campus 18115 Campus Way N.E. Bothell WA 98011. For more info visit www.uwb.edu.

Girls on the Run

Seattle Area Run, walk or cheer on hundreds of grade-school girls in this noncompetitive 5K fun run/walk. Family fun fair afterward. $35 to $40, $20 to $25 ages 15 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:30 AM. Magnuson Park 7400 Sand Point Way N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit girlsrun.org.

Mom & Me at the Zoo

Seattle Area Moms enjoy half-price admission, plus family activities on the North Meadow. Regular admission $19.95, $12.25 ages 3 to 12. Type of Animal Event: Zoo Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-548-2500. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Woodland Park Zoo 5500 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.zoo.org.

SIFF Crash Kids: One Day Filmmaking Workshop

Seattle Area Crash Kids is a non-competitive movie production challenge that takes participants from movie concept to movie screening over the course of a day. Attending children (ages 9 to 12) work with a professional media educator to create a short film in collaboration with other children in just eight hours. Register online at http://www.siff.net/education/futurewave-(youth)/crash-kids. $50, $40 members. Full scholarships are available for students from schools with 50% free and reduced lunch. Education@siff.net for more information about scholarships.  Schedule: 9:30am - Young filmmakers arrive at SIFF Film Center. 10:00am - Children work with their team to write, shoot and edit their films. 12:00pm - Lunch. Students should bring a sack lunch 5:30pm - World Premiere screening at the SIFF Film Center Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-324-9996. Email: education@siff.net. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM. SIFF Film Center at Seattle Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.siff.net.

Half-Price Moms' Day

South Sound Bring your mom to the zoo for a special day that will make her smile! Meet animals up close, watch the show put on by the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater, or sit and enjoy a drink at the café. All moms will receive half-off general admission, which is $17.95, $16.95 seniors, $13.95 ages 5 to 12, $9.95 ages 3 and 4. Type of Animal Event: Zoo Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium 5400 N Pearl St. Tacoma WA 98407. For more info visit www.pdza.org.

A Children's Culinary Adventure

Seattle Area Interactive nutrition lesson, science experiment, crafts, yoga, and a healthy snack kids prepare themselves. Ages 7 to 11. Class will be canceled if minimum enrollment isn’t met. $15, $10 members. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-789-5707. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Nordic Heritage Museum 3014 N.W. 67th St. Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit nordicmuseum.org.

Average Joe Cat Show

Seattle Area The Average Joe Cat Show is a fun, family-friendly event hosted by Purrfect Pals, a non-profit, no-kill cat sanctuary in the Pacific Northwest.  Dozens of cats will compete in silly cat show categories such as “Most Impressive Ear Hair” and “Loudest Purr.” Shop for cat items, bid on silent auctions, and enjoy refreshments. Cat and kitten food and supply donations gladly accepted. $5, $12 per family. Type of Animal Event: Pet Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-652-9611 ext 15. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Spartan Recreation Center 202 N.E. 185th St. Shoreline WA 98155. For more info visit www.averagejoecatshow.org.

Big Top Rock: Rock This Way

Seattle Area Family-friendly show features circus performances set to live music from rocker Jen Ayers backed by Teatro Zinzanni band, The Parkway Boys. Doors open at 10 a.m. show begins 11 a.m. Various dates April 9 through May 22. $20 to $25. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-802-0015. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM. Teatro ZinZanni 222 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit zinzanni.com.

Mother’s Day Plant Sale

Seattle Area Explore the garden in bloom and take part in kids’ activities. The annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale offers native plants, bulbs and exotics, including items from guest nurseries. 10 am to 5 pm May 6-8. Park at Richmond Beach Congregational Church Fri. and Sat. and at Syre Elementary School on Sun. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-546-1281. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Kruckeberg Botanic Garden 20312 15th Ave. N.W. Shoreline WA 98177. For more info visit www.kruckeberg.org.

Paws-On Science: Husky Weekend

Seattle Area Huskies of all ages are invited to join University of Washington scientists and researchers for fun, interactive activities and exhibits at Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend at Pacific Science Center. Learn about the boundless research breakthroughs happening in our own backyard. Don't miss out on special appearances made by Harry the Husky, the Husky marching band, the cheer team and Dubs. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 7-8. Included with admission. $19.75, $17.75 seniors, $14.75 ages 6 to 15, $11.75 ages 3 to 5, IMAX shows extra. ​UW Alumni Association members, students, faculty and staff will also enjoy a 20 percent discount on admission. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-443-2001. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Pacific Science Center 200 Second Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.pacificsciencecenter.org.

The Return of...Urban Tanuki Samurai

Seattle Area Cherry blossoms fall. Swords are drawn. The recycling gets collected! Urban Tanuki Samurai tells the story of two friends who live in a hilarious trash-filled game of make-believe. But when the game has to end, which one of them is going to take out the garbage? Urban Tanuki Samurai is a comedic romp for all ages. 10 am weekends through May 15. $10, $5 ages 17 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM. 12th Avenue Arts 1620 12th Ave. Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit washingtonensemble.secure.force.com.

Toddler Tales & Trails

Seattle Area Bring your youngster, ages 2 to 5 on an adventure at Seward Park every Wednesday and Saturday! 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. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 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.

Windermere Cup and and Opening Day Boat Parade

Seattle Area Come down to the shores of the Montlake Cut for the 30th annual Windermere Cup Regatta. Taking on the Husky men and women will be crews from Russia, Stanford University, Cambridge University, and the University of San Diego. The regatta is held as part of Seattle’s Opening Day of Boating Season and is followed by the Seattle Yacht Club’s Opening Day Boat Parade. More information and a schedule of events can be found at windermerecup.com. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Montlake Cut Seattle WA. For more info visit windermerecup.com.

Feather Fest

Eastside Celebrate Migratory Bird Day with bird walks, workshops, arts and crafts, and information from bird experts. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-477-6250. Email: caitlinm@islandwood.org. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Brightwater Center 22505 SR 9 S.E. Woodinville WA 98072. For more info visit islandwood.org.

Pet Fair

Eastside Pet adoptions, vendors, displays, demonstrations, dog safety for kids, and more. Kids are invited to bring their well-mannered adult dog on a 6-foot or shorter leash to participate in the Me & My Dog show at noon. Type of Animal Event: Pet Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-556-2900. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Redmond Senior Center 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.redmond.gov.

The Great SBCC Challenge

Eastside South Bellevue Community Center and Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue co-present this unique event where teams of 3 to 5 compete in a series of fun challenges that require athleticism for physical feats, smarts for mental tasks, and artistic abilities for creative endeavors. The team who successfully completes the challenges in the allotted time while earning the most points will be crowned winner, but twists and turns can throw off the most talented, so beware. Ages 6 and older. $10 per team member. Register by April 30 at http://parksreg.cityofbellevue.org (course # 105382). Pre-registration is required for this event. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-452-4240. Email: sbcc@bellevuewa.gov. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. South Bellevue Community Center 14509 SE Newport Way Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit parksreg.bellevuewa.gov.

Children & Youth Mental Wellness Fair

North Sound First annual event features resources and education on topics like mental health, bullying, suicide prevention, LGBTQ issues, music therapy, parenting and more. Caspar Babypants concert at 10 am. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Evergreen Middle School 7621 Beverly Lane Everett WA 98203. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Kids' Bird Festival

North Sound Learn about birds through games, crafts and activities, plus meet a raptor from Sarvey Wildlife Center. Included with admission. $10, free ages 12 months and younger. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-258-1006. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Imagine Children's Museum 1502 Wall St. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.imaginecm.org.

Mother's Day Saturday Sail

North Sound Enjoy a free boat ride (sailing, rowing, paddling or motor) and do activities while you wait for your turn. Sign-ups fill early for rides throughout the day. Discover Pass required for parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 360-387-9361. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Cama Beach State Park 1880 West Camano Drive Camano Island WA 98282. For more info visit cwb.org.

Cinco de Mayo 5K and Kids' Dash

South Sound Come down to Wright Park and enjoy a fun and festive 5K or kids' 1 mile run. The race will be a chip-timed, cross country style course with three loops. Strollers and leashed dogs welcome. $10 to $20. Day-of-race registration closes 45 mins. prior to race start time of 10 a.m. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-305-1022. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM. Wright Park 501 S. I St. Tacoma WA 98405. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Lacey S.T.E.M. Fair

South Sound Meet with school clubs and teams who will showcase their science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Huntamer Park 618 Woodland Square Loop S.E. Lacey WA 98503. For more info visit www.ci.lacey.wa.us.

Mother's Day Weekend Steam Train Rides

South Sound Treat mom to the experience of a bygone era as our beautifully restored steam engine winds through the springtime forest and foothills south of Mount Rainier. Tickets for this two hour excursion include train ride, museum admission, and a gift for mom. Trains depart at 10 a.m. 12:45 and 3:30 p.m. on May 7-8. Seating is limited. Advance reservations strongly suggested. $45, $39 seniors, military, and AAA, $15 ages 3 to 12, $2 ages 2 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 360-569-7959. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM. Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad 54124 Mountain Highway East Elbe WA 98330. For more info visit www.mtrainierrailroad.com.

Olympia Wooden Boat Fair

South Sound Kids can build their own small wooden boat today, plus the fair features wooden boats of all types, ages and sizes on display, food and craft vendors, and live entertainment. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 7, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 8. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Percival Landing Park 217 Thurston Ave. N.W. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit www.olywoodenboat.org.

T-Town: Play, Explore, Learn

South Sound City services expo with live entertainment, activities, games, prizes, demonstrations, touch-a-truck and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Tacoma Dome 2727 E. D St. Tacoma WA 98421. For more info visit www.tacomadome.org.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Toddlers 14 months - 3 years old and their families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, a parachute and other fun with our children's librarian, Ms Erica. Socialization time afterward until 11:00 a.m. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your infants age 0-12 months to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with our children's librarian. Stay afterward for a social playtime with other babies. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Seattle Area Book-It Repertory Theatre’s Family Fun Day includes a production of the funny book by Kate DiCamillo, pre-show crafts and post-show workshops. $12, $10 kids. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-216-0833. Email: info@book-it.org. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:30 AM. Center Theatre at the Armory 305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit book-it.org.

Nature and Gardening Story Time

Seattle Area Stories and activities that celebrate gardens, plants and nature. Ages 3 to 8 and their families. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-543-0415. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Elisabeth C. Miller Library, Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 N.E. 41st St. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Tidepool Investigations

Seattle Area Explore a great low tide with a nature guide at Discovery Park! Search for moon snails, crabs, sea anemones and more! Learn low tide survival strategies of intertidal plants and animals. Due to a long walk and rocky beach, this program is best suited to ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Discovery Park 3801 Discovery Park Blvd. Seattle WA 98199. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Remlinger Farms Weekend Fun

Eastside Remlinger Farms Fun Park is now open on weekends for the 2016 season. Come visit our Fun Park, ride the train and pet the animals, enjoy a day full of fun for the whole family here at the farm! $14.94 ages 1 through 64, $12.76 disabled and ages 65 and older. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-333-4135 X250. Email: customerservice@remlingerfarms.com. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Remlinger Farms 32610 NE 32nd St. Carnation WA 98014.

Little Kunoichi: The Ninja Girl Author Story Time with Sanae Ishida

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join children's author Sanae Ishida at a special Family Story Time for her book, "Little Kunoichi: The Ninja Girl"! Description: Día festivities continue! Join us as we celebrate Children’s Day in Japan with a special Family Story Time featuring guest author/illustrator Sanae Ishida, who will share her recent picture book, "Little Kunoichi: The Ninja Girl." Following story time, continue the fun with an origami craft activity and ninja coloring pages! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

FREE First Saturdays for Families

Seattle Area Create art that connects with the world cultures featured in exhibitions​ at the Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park. Each Free First Saturday has an exciting new theme and drop-in workshops guided by teaching artists. Model traditional costumes, enjoy a special performance, watch a family-friendly movie, discover a new book, and embark on a sketching tour of the galleries. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-654-3100. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Seattle Asian Art Museum 1400 E. Prospect St. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit www.seattleartmuseum.org.

Low Tide Beach Safari

Seattle Area Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. Ages 5 and older. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Me-Kwa-Mooks Park 4503 Beach Drive S.W. Seattle WA 98116. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Mother's Day Storytime and Activities

Seattle Area In celebration of Mother's Day, learn about becoming an expert grandma sitter in How to Babysit a Grandma followed by Mom School. Join us afterward to make a card for your mom or special caregiver. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-417-2967. Email: crm2280@bn.com. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Barnes & Noble Northgate 401 NE Northgate Way Suite 1100 Seattle WA 98125. For more info visit stores.barnesandnoble.com.

Story Time at Mockingbird Books

Seattle Area Mockingbird Books offers a free story time daily at 11 a.m. (except Sundays). Though all ages are welcome, most often ages range from newborn to about 3 years old. Each day, our staff members hand-pick the books based on that day's audience. Story time is held in the center of the store, and usually lasts around a half-hour. The reader may differ depending on which staff member is working that morning. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-518-5886. Email: info@mockingbirdbooksgl.com. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Mockingbird Books 7220 Woodlawn Ave. NE Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.mockingbirdbooksgl.com.

StoryTime for Kids

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

Mothers Ride Free on Mother’s Day Weekend

Eastside Celebrate mom this Mother’s Day with a scenic train excursion through the Cascade foothills. You and your mom will journey to the top of Snoqualmie Falls and enjoy the view of the valley below. The Northwest Railway Museum invites mothers to enjoy a free ride aboard our antique train, when accompanied by a paying child of any age. Schedule: Snoqualmie 11:00 AM 12:30 PM 2:00 PM 3:30 PM 4:45 PM (to Falls and back only) North Bend 11:30 AM 1:00 PM 2:30 PM 4:00 PM (no return to North Bend) Roundtrip fares: $22 ages 13 to 61, $20 ages 62 and older, $12 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, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Northwest Railway Museum 38625 S.E. King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065.

Scenic Train Ride

Eastside Beginning on the weekend of April 2-3, visitors can explore more of the museum’s collection as most train excursions will include a stop at the Train Shed exhibit building in 2016. With a call of “All aboard!” Northwest Railway Museum visitors can step back in time and experience rail travel as it used to be aboard historic railway cars. See schedule online. $18 to $22, $16 to $20 seniors, $10 to $12 ages 2 to 12. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-888-3030. Email: info@trainmuseum.org. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Snoqualmie Depot 38625 SE King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065.

Sleeping Beauty

Eastside Princess Beauty is a cutie, but being pretty doesn’t cut it when you really want to slay dragons and find adventure. Will Beauty get to be her very own hero – or will she be interrupted by a 100-year nap? And will the Prince save her – or will she save him? (This StoryBook version isn’t just for girls – the boys will love it, too!). Recommended for ages 3 and older. $15. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:55 AM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

ECA Family Series: Mud Bay Jugglers

North Sound This startlingly inventive troupe juggles genres as easily as objects, weaving theatre, dance, physical comedy and juggling into a creative and infectious entertainment experience. Based in Olympia, Washington, the Mud Bay Jugglers work their choreographic and juggling magic to lively music for a mesmerizing performance. $10. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-275-9595. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Edmonds Center for the Arts 410 Fourth Ave N. Edmonds WA 98020. For more info visit www.edmondscenterforthearts.org.

Mother’s Day Celebration

North Sound There’ll be lots of shop specials and children can create a complimentary bracelet for mom. Start at Garden of Beadin’ and get your bead map. Visit participating shops to select a bead to add to your bracelet. Mother Goose will roam throughout the village noon to 3 p.m. May 7 to greet guests and take photos. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-483-2250. Email: jennifer@countryvillagebothell.com. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Country Village 23718 Bothell Everett Hwy Bothell WA 98021.

Story Time

North Sound Come enjoy stories and activities. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-771-2220. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Barnes & Noble 19401 Alderwood Mall Pkwy Lynnwood WA 98036. For more info visit stores.barnesandnoble.com.

Watershed Fun Fair

North Sound Guided nature walks, nature crafts and kids’ activities, plus information on Puget Sound stewardship, backyard wildlife and other conservation topics. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Edmonds Wildlife Habitat and Native Plant Garden at Willow Creek 95 Pine St. Edmonds WA 98020. For more info visit www.edmondswa.gov.

In Her Shoes: The Women of Fort Nisqually

South Sound Exhibit opens today with a re-enactor portraying Letitia Huggins, one of the women who lived at Fort Nisqually in the 19th century. See a short performance at noon; afterward, she’ll be at the Factor’s House working on needlepoint. Included with admission. $4 to $7, ages 4 and younger are free. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-591-5339. Email: fortnisqually@tacomaparks.com. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum 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. $12, $8 seniors, military and ages 6 to 17, free ages 5 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 888-238-4373. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Washington State History Museum 1911 Pacific Ave. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit www.wshs.org.

Storybook Ballet Theatre

South Sound Tacoma City Ballet’s Storybook Ballet Theatre Fairytale Tea Party features a “Hosted Tea Party” served with “Petite Ballets” based on children’s classic fairytales, nursery rhymes, proverbs and fables. A delightful enchantment for audiences of all ages. Guests are encouraged to attend costumed as a favorite storybook character. 11 a.m. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Advance purchase recommended. $15, $20 VIP. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-272-4219. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM. Merlino Art Center 508 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit www.tacomacityballet.com.

Tiptoe through the Tidepools

South Sound Bring your family to explore the beach, learn about tide pool life and have lots of fun during one of the lowest tides of the year! Titlow Beach is located at the west end of Sixth Avenue in Tacoma. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-591-6439. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Titlow Beach 8425 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98465. For more info visit www.tacomanaturecenter.org.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Family Story Time at the Magnolia Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Audience: Children. Language: Tiểng Việt. Summary: Thư viện công cộng Seattle tổ chức giờ đọc truyện bằng tiếng việt cho trẻ em! (The Seattle Public Library is hosting Vietnamese story times for young children!). Description: Hãy đem con em quý vị đến thư viện để theo dõi các câu chuyện, các bài hát và thơ ca. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Các sự kiện và chương trình của thư viện hoàn toàn miễn phí. Không bắt buộc phải ghi danh trước. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: It is story time at the Columbia Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Columbia para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Seattle Area Traditional Mexican food for sale, children’s activities, arts and crafts from local vendors, performances and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-957-4634. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Jefferson Park 3801 Beacon Ave. S. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.elcentrodelaraza.org.

Hootenanny! A Sing-along for Social Change

Seattle Area Music has been at the forefront of social change and public opinion throughout history. Join fellow Town Hall fans, community members, and music lovers for an afternoon dedicated to some of the greatest folk music that has effected change. What started several years ago as a musical tribute to the late Pete Seeger’s memory continues this year in a new format offering songs of inspiration, change, and hope. Featured performers include The Onlies Duo, Mike Derzon, Riz Rollins, former Town Hall Artist-in-Residence Tomo Nakayama, Grace Love, and members of the Bushwick Book Club. Lyric sheets will be provided at this sing-along event. Proceeds from the show will benefit EarthCorps. $5, free for kids. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-652-4255. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 12:00 PM. Town Hall Seattle 1119 Eighth Ave. Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit townhallseattle.org.

Richmond Beach Strawberry Festival

Seattle Area Food, arts and crafts, car show and more. Kids Parade in a Star Wars theme for ages 8 and younger (no bikes or pets) at 11:45 a.m. Shuttle available at Richmond Beach Congregational Church located at 1512 N.W. 195th. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Richmond Beach Community Park 2201 N.W. 197th St. Shoreline WA 98177. For more info visit richmondbeachwa.org.

Whitman Middle School Music Performance

Seattle Area Bookfair benefiting Whitman Middle School Music Program, plus performances.  Noon: Jazz Band 12:30 p.m. 6th Grade Orchestra 1 p.m. 6th Grade Intermediate Band 1:30 p.m. Choir 2 p.m. 7th Grade Orchestra 2:30 p.m. 8th Grade Orchestra 3 p.m. 7th & 8th Grade Prep Bands. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Northgate Barnes & Noble 401 NE Northgate Way Suite 1100 Seattle WA 98125. For more info visit stores.barnesandnoble.com.

African American Films Series: Selma

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a screening of "Selma" part of the African American film series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the rich and varied African American experience. Description: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical struggle to secure voting rights for all people. A dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1964. Rating: PG-13 - Parents Strongly Cautioned. Run time: 128 minutes. View in Catalog: "Selma". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/aafs. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM.

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: Tiểng Việt. Summary: Thư viện công cộng Seattle tổ chức giờ đọc truyện bằng tiếng việt cho trẻ em! (The Seattle Public Library is hosting Vietnamese story times for young children!). Description: Hãy đem con em quý vị đến thư viện để theo dõi các câu chuyện, các bài hát và thơ ca. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Bow-Wows and Books

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Practice your reading with certified reading dogs. Description: Practice reading with a new friend who is warm, friendly and a perfect listener! Certified therapy dogs and their handlers join young readers to read one-on-one in a relaxing and nonjudgmental environment. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Madrona Heroes Book Launch with Author Hillel Cooperman

Seattle Area Join us for the book launch for Nothing as it Seems, the newest book in The Madrona Heroes Register series by local author Hillel Cooperman. Spend the afternoon with Hillel and the kids from Madrona while they explore history and mysteries of a not too distant Seattle. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-518-6000. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Northwest African American Museum 2300 S. Massachusetts St. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.naamnw.org.

Mother's Day Workshop

Seattle Area Join us for a colorful and vibrant Mother's Day workshop! We will paint fabulous flowers and explore Georgia O'Keeffe art heritage at the same time. During this two hours workshop kids will create a unique piece of art they would be proud to take home and present on Mother's Day. $45, pre-register. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-522-1659. Email: info@drawingschool.com. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Thrive Art School 2900 E Madison St. Suite #200, Seattle, WA 98112. For more info visit drawingschool.com.

The LEGO Movie

Seattle Area See The LEGO Movie on the big screen again, preceded by a sneak preview of SIFF's 2016 Films4Families program. Legos will be available to build with in the auditorium. $5, free for SIFF members. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM. SIFF Cinema Uptown 511 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.siff.net.

The Secret Life of Bugs

Seattle Area Spyglass Theatre presents their entertaining and educational puppet show about insects, complete with black light effects and an exotic soundtrack. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through May 15.  $11, $9 seniors and ages 16 and younger. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-523-2579. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM. Northwest Puppet Center 9123 15th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit secretlife.brownpapertickets.com.

Fancy Nancy: The Musical

Eastside Musical based on the popular books by Jane O’Connor follows Nancy and her friends as they prepare for a school recital. $10, $5 ages 3 and younger on Sundays. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through May 15. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-881-6777. Email: exec@secondstoryrep.org. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM. SecondStory Repertory 16587 N.E. 74th St. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.secondstoryrep.org.

Sleeping Beauty

Eastside Princess Beauty is a cutie, but being pretty doesn’t cut it when you really want to slay dragons and find adventure. Will Beauty get to be her very own hero – or will she be interrupted by a 100-year nap? And will the Prince save her – or will she save him? (This StoryBook version isn’t just for girls – the boys will love it, too!). Recommended for ages 3 and older. $15. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

Powwow

North Sound One of the largest Pow Wows in Washington, a celebration of American Indian singing, drumming, dancing, and arts and crafts. Grand entries 1 and 7 pm May 7, 1 pm May 8. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-640-1076. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM. Edmonds Community College's Seaview Gym 20000 68th Ave. W. Lynnwood WA 98036. For more info visit www.edcc.edu.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Audience: Children. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Parking is available on the streets around the branch. Patrons may pay to park in the garage beneath International District Village Square II. Enter the garage from the two-way alley behind the building via South Lane or South Dearborn. Garage Rates 0 - 1 hour: $2 1 - 2 hours: $4 Saturday - all day: $4. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Listen to Your Mother Seattle

Seattle Area The old adage “Listen to your mother” comes to life this year (the day before Mother’s Day) in a storytelling event focused on motherhood. Are you a mom? Do you want to be a mom? Did you or do you have a mom? Seattle-area writers and bloggers will share their original stories about the beauty and challenges of motherhood in what’s sure to be a heartwarming, yet hilarious celebration of all things mothers. $18. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Email: ltymseattle@gmail.com. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Town Hall Seattle 1119 Eighth Ave. Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit townhallseattle.org.

Storybook Ballet Theatre

South Sound Tacoma City Ballet’s Storybook Ballet Theatre Fairytale Tea Party features a “Hosted Tea Party” served with “Petite Ballets” based on children’s classic fairytales, nursery rhymes, proverbs and fables. A delightful enchantment for audiences of all ages. Guests are encouraged to attend costumed as a favorite storybook character. 11 a.m. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Advance purchase recommended. $15, $20 VIP. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-272-4219. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM. Merlino Art Center 508 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit www.tacomacityballet.com.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Beacon Hill Branch! (It is Spanish story time at the Beacon Hill Branch!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Beacon Hill Branch para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

Seattle Area Fun, faithful adaptation of the classic picture book. Recommended for ages 3 and older. Various dates and times through May 22. $15 to $40. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 2:00 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Kaleidoscope Dance Company in Concert

Seattle Area Kaleidoscope in Concert celebrates the joy of dance with an exceptional balance of youth and professionalism. Kaleidoscope Dance Company is made up of young people ages 8 to 16. This rich and diverse show features new works by local and nationally recognized choreographers. 7:30 p.m. May 6-7, 2 p.m. May 7, 3:30 p.m. May 8. $8 to $18. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-363-7281. Email: info@creativedance.org. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 2:00 PM. Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Romeo and Juliet

Eastside The classic Shakespeare play, updated with a modern side story. Some scenes may not be suitable for young kids. 7 pm Fridays and Saturdays, 2 pm weekends, through May 7. $12 to $15, $8 on April 30 at 7 pm, and May 7 at 2 pm. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-452-7155. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 2:00 PM. Bellevue Youth Theatre – Crossroads 16051 N.E. 10th St. Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Coppélia

South Sound Ballet Northwest and the Olympia Symphony present this lighthearted ballet about an eccentric dollmaker’s realistic creation. 7:30 p.m. May 6-7, 2 p.m. May 7-8. $14 to $33. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-753-8586. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 2:00 PM. The Washington Center for the Performing Arts 512 Washington St. S.E. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit balletnorthwest.org.

Magic Tree House: Knight at Dawn

Seattle Area Young actors with the Hi-Liners perform an adaptation of a book in the popular kids’ series about Jack and Annie and their magical tree house. 7 p.m. April 29-30 and May 6; 3 p.m. May 1 and 7. $12. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-617-2152. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 3:00 PM. Renton Civic Theatre 507 S. Third St. Renton WA 98057. For more info visit www.hi-liners.org.

SANCA Spring Festival of Flight

Seattle Area The SANCA School of Flight is hosting a weekend full of Open Houses and Flying Trapeze Shows. SANCA's Festival of Flight is a celebration of their passion for flying trapeze and an invitations to all those who dream of finding their wings! Friday, May 6 5:30 pm - Open House 7:30 pm - Mini, Jr, & Teen Fly Teams Perform 9 pm - Adult Fly Team Performs Saturday, May 7 3 pm - Mini, Jr, & Teen Fly Teams Perform 5 pm - Open House 7 pm - Adult Fly Team Performs This is a non ticketed event. Contributions are welcomed at the door. The flying trapeze will be open to participants throughout the Open House for $5 per turn. Space is limited, one turn per person. Participants must be 4 years old to fly. All proceeds benefit the SANCA Youth Scholarship Fund. The mission of the School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA) is to improve the mental, emotional, and physical health of children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities by engaging them in the joyous creativity of acrobatics and circus arts. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-652-4433. Email: trapeze@sancaseattle.org. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM. School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA) 674 S. Orcas St. Seattle WA 98108.

The Secret Life of Bugs

Seattle Area Spyglass Theatre presents their entertaining and educational puppet show about insects, complete with black light effects and an exotic soundtrack. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through May 15.  $11, $9 seniors and ages 16 and younger. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-523-2579. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 3:00 PM. Northwest Puppet Center 9123 15th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit secretlife.brownpapertickets.com.

Bullied: From Victim to Victorious with Author Madeleine Gasperi

Eastside Auburn teen Madeleine Gasperi may be only 17, but with a series of five books about bullying and LGBTQ equality in her name, she has done more than many of us have done in our entire lives. In her newest book, Bullied: From Victim to Victorious, Gasperi tells her story of being bullied and offers kids and teens in similar situations a reminder that they are not alone. The book also features helpful advice for bringing bullying to an end and fun quizzes and activities to help readers remember their own value. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-462-4500. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 3:00 PM. University Book Store 990 102nd Ave. N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www2.bookstore.washington.edu.

Fancy Nancy: The Musical

Eastside Musical based on the popular books by Jane O’Connor follows Nancy and her friends as they prepare for a school recital. $10, $5 ages 3 and younger on Sundays. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through May 15. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-881-6777. Email: exec@secondstoryrep.org. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 3:00 PM. SecondStory Repertory 16587 N.E. 74th St. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.secondstoryrep.org.

Sleeping Beauty

Eastside Princess Beauty is a cutie, but being pretty doesn’t cut it when you really want to slay dragons and find adventure. Will Beauty get to be her very own hero – or will she be interrupted by a 100-year nap? And will the Prince save her – or will she save him? (This StoryBook version isn’t just for girls – the boys will love it, too!). Recommended for ages 3 and older. $15. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 3:00 PM – 3:55 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

¡Fiesta, Familia, Folklore!

South Sound ¡Fiesta, Familia, Folklore! is back with a brilliant presentation of Northwest Mexican-American artists. Leading this year’s performance is Washington’s star Tenor, José Iñiguez, performing classic boleros as well as moving operatic works. Back by popular demand, Mariachi Huenachi and Bailadores de Bronce return in an explosion of sound and color. $12 to $32. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-591-5890. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 3:00 PM. Rialto Theater 310 S. Ninth St. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit broadwaycenter.org.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko Oo Soomali Ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: It is Somali Story Time at the Lake City Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Storybook Ballet Theatre

South Sound Tacoma City Ballet’s Storybook Ballet Theatre Fairytale Tea Party features a “Hosted Tea Party” served with “Petite Ballets” based on children’s classic fairytales, nursery rhymes, proverbs and fables. A delightful enchantment for audiences of all ages. Guests are encouraged to attend costumed as a favorite storybook character. 11 a.m. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Advance purchase recommended. $15, $20 VIP. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-272-4219. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM. Merlino Art Center 508 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit www.tacomacityballet.com.

Parents Night Out

Eastside Leave the kids with us! Go get dinner, go shopping, enjoy some alone time-you deserve it! Your little ones will have a blast with our staff: having a pizza dinner, watching a movie, doing arts & crafts, and playing a ton of games. $15, $10 each sibling. Pre-register (course #16246). Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-275-7609. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St. Mercer Island WA 98040.

Parents Night Out

Eastside It may be called Parents Night Out, but let’s be honest… it’s really for the kids! All evenings will be gym and swim: your favorite games and splashin’ in the pool, followed by dinner and a movie. For ages 5 through 5th grade. $40 to $45, $20 to $25 each sibling (ages 5+). For more information, contact SJCC Youth and Family Program Coordinator Emily Schankerman at EmilySc@sjcc.org or 206-388-0828. Younger kids (ages 9 months through 4 years) can participate through our drop-in babysitting program, $50 to $60. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-388-0828. Email: EmilySc@sjcc.org. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 E. Mercer Way Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

Seattle Area Fun, faithful adaptation of the classic picture book. Recommended for ages 3 and older. Various dates and times through May 22. $15 to $40. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 5:30 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Spilled Ink: Music & Art Night

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Ballard Branch will host a community celebration of “Spilled Ink: Ballard High School Music and Art Night.". Description: Students, parents, staff and the public are all invited to a free celebration of music, art, literature and video at the Ballard Branch. The is event co-sponsored by Ballard High School Ink Club and Ballard Teen Service Learning Group. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Romeo and Juliet

Eastside The classic Shakespeare play, updated with a modern side story. Some scenes may not be suitable for young kids. 7 pm Fridays and Saturdays, 2 pm weekends, through May 7. $12 to $15, $8 on April 30 at 7 pm, and May 7 at 2 pm. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-452-7155. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:00 PM. Bellevue Youth Theatre – Crossroads 16051 N.E. 10th St. Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Powwow

North Sound One of the largest Pow Wows in Washington, a celebration of American Indian singing, drumming, dancing, and arts and crafts. Grand entries 1 and 7 pm May 7, 1 pm May 8. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-640-1076. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:00 PM. Edmonds Community College's Seaview Gym 20000 68th Ave. W. Lynnwood WA 98036. For more info visit www.edcc.edu.

Kaleidoscope Dance Company in Concert

Seattle Area Kaleidoscope in Concert celebrates the joy of dance with an exceptional balance of youth and professionalism. Kaleidoscope Dance Company is made up of young people ages 8 to 16. This rich and diverse show features new works by local and nationally recognized choreographers. 7:30 p.m. May 6-7, 2 p.m. May 7, 3:30 p.m. May 8. $8 to $18. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-363-7281. Email: info@creativedance.org. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:30 PM. Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Coppélia

South Sound Ballet Northwest and the Olympia Symphony present this lighthearted ballet about an eccentric dollmaker’s realistic creation. 7:30 p.m. May 6-7, 2 p.m. May 7-8. $14 to $33. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-753-8586. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:30 PM. The Washington Center for the Performing Arts 512 Washington St. S.E. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit balletnorthwest.org.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Eastside Theatre Black Dog presents Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Directors notes: The story is a time when racial prejudice was thick in the deep South, as the story reflects but also a time when children played outdoors on long hot summer days, endless days of imagination, and a sense of timelessness. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays, through May 7. $15, $12 students and seniors. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:35 PM. The Black Dog 8062 Railroad Ave. SE Snoqualmie WA 98045. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.