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April Pools Day

Seattle Area Water safety instruction and free swimming. Meadowbrook Pool, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 10517 35th Ave. N.E. Seattle. 206-684-4989. Rainier Beach Pool, 10:30 a.m. to noon, 8825 Rainier Ave. S. Seattle. 206-386-1925. Southwest Pool, 10:30 a.m. to noon, 2801 S.W. Thistle, Seattle. 206-684-7440. Medgar Evers Pool, 12:30 to 2 p.m. 500 23rd Ave. Seattle. 206-684-4766. Ballard Pool, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. 1471 N.W. 67th St. Seattle. 206-684-4094. Queen Anne Pool, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 1920 First Ave. W. Seattle. 206-386-4282. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Saturday, April 18, 2015. Various locations Seattle WA. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

North Sound Daily events and attractions through April 30, most with appeal for kids and families. Mount Vernon Street Fair is April 17-19. Prices vary, many events FREE. Various locations throughout the Skagit Valley. No pets in the fields. Download the festival map and brochure online. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-428-5959. Saturday, April 18, 2015. Various locations throughout the Skagit Valley. For more info visit www.tulipfestival.org.

Exploration for All: Autism Early Open

Seattle Area On the second Saturday of each month, families affected by autism can explore the museum before it’s open to the public, with lower levels of light, noise and crowds. Note: April's event will be on the third Saturday, April 18. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-443-2001. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Pacific Science Center 200 Second Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.pacificsciencecenter.org.

Lacey Family Fish-In

South Sound Kids ages 5 to 14 will learn how to fish and take home their own rod and reel. $5. Space is limited, preregistration required. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 360-491-0857. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Woodland Creek Community Park 6729 Pacific Ave. S.E. Lacey WA 98503. For more info visit www.ci.lacey.wa.us.

Bellevue Arbor Day-Earth Day

Eastside This year’s celebration will also mark the city’s 24th year of being recognized as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. The event will include volunteer projects, a tree-planting ceremony, and family festival. Volunteer Projects – 9 to 11 a.m.: Approximately 400 volunteers will participate in park enhancement projects at Lewis Creek Park and several other parks across the city. Projects will include planting, trail resurfacing, and removing invasive species. Drop-in projects are limited, so register today! Parks_Stewardship@BellevueWA.gov. Family Festival – 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Held at Lewis Creek Park Visitors Center. Local environmental stewardship organizations will host free activities, ranger walks and eco-demonstrations. All ages are welcome! Kids can grab an Arbor Day-Earth Day Passport from a ranger and journey through various eco-stations. After learning about each station, children can have their passport stamped. Completed passports will be entered into a raffle. Arbor Day-Earth D… Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-452-4195. Email: CKukal@BellevueWA.gov. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Lewis Creek Park 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E. Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit www.ci.bellevue.wa.us.

Duwamish Alive!

Seattle Area Join us at Pigeon Point Park to help restore important forest habitat, install native plants, and enjoy live music while you work. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Pigeon Point Park 1901 S.W. Genesee St. Seattle WA 98106. For more info visit www.naturec.org.

Marine Mammal Mania

Seattle Area Learn about marine mammals at Seattle Aquarium through hands-on kids’ activities, talks and demonstrations. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends in April. Wild orcas April 4-5, harbor seals April 11-12, northern fur seal April 18-19, and sea otters April 25-26. Included with admission. $21.95, $14.95 ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and younger. Type of Animal Event: Aquarium Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-386-4300. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Seattle Aquarium Pier 59 1483 Alaskan Way Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Party for the Planet

Seattle Area Celebrate our planet and its wonderful gifts of nature and wildlife during Party for the Planet, April 11-19! Enjoy fun conservation activities and enter to win a behind-the-scenes penguin encounter for four in a text message scavenger hunt. See schedule online. Included with admission. $13.75, $9.25 ages 3 to 12, free ages 2 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-548-2500. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Woodland Park Zoo 5500 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.zoo.org.

Party for the Planet!

Eastside Celebrate Earth Day with special guests like the Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society, Mountain to Sound Greenway and others. The zoo will feature special earth-friendly activities and a tiger birthday party, too. Included with admission. $12.50, $11.50 seniors, $9 ages 2 to 12, free younger than age 2. Type of Animal Event: Zoo Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-392-6278. Email: info@cougarmountainzoo.org. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Cougar Mountain Zoo 19525 S.E. 54th St. Issaquah WA 98027.

Earth Day Run

Seattle Area Magnuson Series fun runs including 5K, 10K, two-person teams (5K each) and a half marathon. Kids Dash. Kids Dash at 9:45 a.m. all other events at 10 a.m. $3 to $38, $10 more event day (except Kids Dash). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Email: contact@magnusonseries.org. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:45 AM. Magnuson Park Sand Point Way N.E. and N.E. 65th Street Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit magnusonseries.org.

Big Top Rock: Dream On

Seattle Area Family production is part cirque, part rock concert, featuring the talent of Seattle band Dream On. Concessions available. 10 a.m. doors open, 11 a.m. show. Various dates April 18 through May 30. $20 to $25. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-802-0015. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00 AM. Teatro ZinZanni 222 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit zinzanni.com.

Earth Day Beach Cleanup

Seattle Area Celebrate the earth by making a difference in the health of Puget Sound. Puget Sound beaches get trashed (literally) during the winter months. We need your help in cleaning them up. All needed supplies and safety instructions provided. Please meet at the far west end of the parking lot, near the wetlands. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-386-4237. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Golden Gardens Park 8498 Seaview Pl. N.W. Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Earth Day Celebration

Seattle Area Visit the Children’s Garden to take part in art and nature projects, gardening and weeding, and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-684-7026. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Magnuson Children's Garden 7110 62nd Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit magnusonnatureprograms.com.

FREE Wing Luke Museum

Seattle Area The Wing is FREE on the third Saturday of each month. Plus, enjoy a Family Fun Art Workshop with rotating themes and projects 1 to 3 p.m. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-623-5124. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Wing Luke Museum 719 S. King St. Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit www.wingluke.org.

Sketch with Us!

Seattle Area If you can you hold a pencil—in your hand, your toes or your teeth—then you can draw! Join us for a fun day of drawing in the museum with the Seattle Urban Sketchers. They’ll offer tips and suggestions for sketching the amazing objects in our galleries and we’ll have special objects on tables for you to touch and draw up close. We’ll supply the inspiration and the art materials, just pick a spot—anywhere in the museum—and pull up a stool or flop down on the floor to draw! You can take your drawings home with you or add them to our clothesline gallery for everyone to enjoy. Included with admission. $10, $8 seniors, $7.50 students and youth, free ages 4 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-543-5590. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Burke Museum 4500 15th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.burkemuseum.org.

Newcastle Earth Day

Eastside Animal encounters, kids’ activities, storytelling, and information on sustainable living. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Lake Boren Park 13058 S.E. 84th Way Newcastle WA 98056. For more info visit www.newcastleweedwarriors.org.

Puget Sound Family Fest

Eastside The best for Seattle area families: sustainable products, local businesses, the Great Cloth Diaper Change, goodies, a raffle, and much more. The fair will showcase a selection of local craftsmen and small businesses which offer services and products to young families no matter at what stage they are – from prenatal fitness and care, to the cutest preschooler apparel and gifts, passing through all things baby. Additionally, we will feature performances by local superstar Caspar Babypants, Babywearing International, and A Honu World of Hula. The Great Cloth Diaper Change is an international initiative organized with the help of the nonprofit Real Diaper Association, designed to show the world that cloth diapers are a real option for today’s families. We will break the Guinness World Records™ record of the most babies being changed into cloth diapers in 24 hours at multiple venues across the world. With over 200 locations participating in 10 different countries, this is not an event to be missed! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Redmond Town Center (former Borders building) 7525 166th Ave. N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.pugetsoundfamilyfest.com.

Sensory Friendly Film

Eastside Families affected by autism and other disorders can enjoy a film with lights brought up, sound turned down and no previews or ads. Bring your own snacks and feel free to move about. Today, "Underdogs". $4 to $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00 AM. AMC Woodinville 12 17640 Garden Way N.E. Woodinville WA 98072. For more info visit www.amctheatres.com.

Family Nature Walk – Spring is in the Air

South Sound Explore Tacoma parks during these seasonal naturalist-led family walks. Discover the amazing plants and animals that live in these parks and how they adapt in the different seasons. Not recommended for wheelchairs, strollers or children younger than age 3, although all are welcome. Pre-registration requested. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-591-6439. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Wapato Hills Park 6231 S. Wapato St. Tacoma WA 98409. For more info visit www.tacomanaturecenter.org.

Junior Daffodil Parade

South Sound The Daffodil Festival's Junior Parade features costumes, pets, music and non-motorized floats. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-759-0725. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00 AM. N. Proctor Street and N. 28th Street Tacoma WA 98407. For more info visit www.jrdaffodil.com.

Lakewold Gardens Youth Program Workshops

South Sound On the third Saturday of each month, kids ages 8 to 12 are invited to an interactive exploration of the gardens. Each month features a different theme (see schedule online). Pay-what-you-can donations gladly accepted. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-584-4106 ext. 105. Email: pfelts@lakewoldgardens.org. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Lakewold Gardens 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive S.W. Lakewood WA 98499. For more info visit www.lakewoldgardens.org.

Sensory Friendly Film

South Sound Families affected by autism and other disorders can enjoy a film with lights brought up, sound turned down and no previews or ads. Bring your own snacks and feel free to move about. Today, "Underdogs". $4 to $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00 AM. AMC Loews Lakewood Towne Center 12 5721 Main St. S.W. Lakewood WA 98499. For more info visit www.amctheatres.com.

Sensory Friendly Film

South Sound Families affected by autism and other disorders can enjoy a film with lights brought up, sound turned down and no previews or ads. Bring your own snacks and feel free to move about. Today, "Underdogs". $4 to $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00 AM. AMC Kent Station 14 426 Ramsay Way Kent WA 98032. For more info visit www.amctheatres.com.

Spring Fair in Puyallup

South Sound Animals, rides, food, arts and crafts, monster truck show, demolition derby, kids' activities and more. Some events and activities have an additional cost. See online for schedule. 2 to 10 p.m. April 16 with FREE kids’ admission (bring canned food donation), 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 17-18, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 19. $10, $8 ages 6 to 18, free ages 5 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Puyallup Fair & Events Center 110 Ninth Ave. S.W. Puyallup WA 98371. For more info visit www.thefair.com.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Columbia Branch. Bring your toddlers (12-36 months) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your infants age 0-12 months to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and activities with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Nature Walk - Mushroom Mania

Seattle Area Puffballs, slime molds, stink horns, oh my! Families will discover the wild world of fungi including what mushrooms are and how they grow. We will search for a variety of fungi in the arboretum and learn about why they are so important to plants, animals and people. Family Nature Walks focus on discovering the wonders of nature through fun and engaging activities, games, and exploration. They are best suited for families with children ages 5 to 11. Walks will continue rain or shine - please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes that can get wet or dirty. $7, preregister. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-685-8033. Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Washington Park Aboretum Graham Visitors Center 2300 Arboretum Drive E. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

The Ugly Duckling

Seattle Area Life isn’t quite what it’s quacked up to be for an unfortunate young duckling. Bullied by family and friends for looking different, this unlucky – but plucky –ducky decides to leave home for something better. On his own, this poor little bird’s goose seems to be cooked…or is it? Ideal for ages 3 and older. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 18-19. $11. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@storybooktheater.org. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Renton Carco Theatre 1717 Maple Valley Hwy Renton WA 98057. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

Whirligig!

Seattle Area Just in time for spring break, come down to Seattle Center for a variety of inflatable rides plus balloon artists, face painters, live entertainment and more. Special inflatables area for toddlers. Ages 12 and younger. $8 all-day pass, $4.50 toddler area all-day pass, $1.50 single ride ticket. Free on Thursdays (but prepare for crowds!). Note: Rides close at 2 p.m. on April 16. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-684-7200. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Seattle Center Armory 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.seattlecenter.com.

World Rhythm Festival

Seattle Area Over 100 world music performances, drum and dance workshops, marketplace, and a drum circle. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 18, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 19. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Seattle Center Armory, Fisher Pavilion and Mural Amphitheatre 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.swps.org.

Family STEM Days

South Sound Families are invited to work on interactive STEM projects. Today's focus is on renewable energy. Included with admission. $16, $14 seniors and military, $12 students, $8 ages 6 to 12, free ages 5 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-683-3978. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. LeMay America's Car Museum 2702 E. D St. Tacoma WA 98421. For more info visit www.lemaymuseum.org.

Sewing To Sowing Living History Day

South Sound Experience springtime in the 1850s at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Northwest horticulture expert Marianne Binetti will give a talk at 1 p.m. about gardening with heirloom varieties. Throughout the event, tour the Fort’s gardens and sow seeds to take home. Learn hand-sewing techniques from the Fort’s seamstresses and see demonstrations of one of the world’s earliest sewing machines, the Wheeler and Wilson. Play 19th century games and visit with several dozen re-enactors as they live life in the 19th century. $8, $7 seniors and military, $6 students, $5 ages 5 to 17, free ages 4 and younger, $25 family. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-591-5339. Email: FortNisqually@tacomaparks.com. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum 5400 N. Pearl St. #11 Tacoma WA 98407.

Spring Fling

South Sound Come enjoy family-friendly games, crafts and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-404-3900. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Center at Norpoint 4818 Nassau Ave. N.E. Tacoma WA 98422. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Tiểng Việt. Summary: Thư viện công cộng Seattle tổ chức giờ đọc truyện bằng tiếng việt cho trẻ em! (The Seattle Public Library is hosting Vietnamese story times for young children!). Description: Hãy đem con em quý vị đến thư viện để theo dõi các câu chuyện, các bài hát và thơ ca. Notes: Các sự kiện và chương trình của thư viện hoàn toàn miễn phí. Không bắt buộc phải ghi danh trước. Translation: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Scenic Train Rides

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

Earth Day & Beyond

South Sound Join us for this special Earth Day Event at the Tacoma Nature Center. Explore how we can all be more involved with caring for our earth beyond this day and in our neighborhood as well as further afield. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-591-6439. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Tacoma Nature Center 1919 S. Tyler St. Tacoma WA 98405. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

April Pools Day

Eastside Raffles, safety demonstrations, life jacket fittings, and kids ages 12 and younger can enjoy a FREE swim session for April Pools Day. Adults $6.75. Age recommendation: All ages. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-452-4444. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Bellevue Aquatic Center 601 143rd Ave. N.E. Bellevue WA 98007. For more info visit www.ci.bellevue.wa.us.

April Pools Day

North Sound Water safety demonstrations and games. FREE with canned food or monetary donation. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-257-8300. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM. Forest Park Swim Center 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd. Everett WA 98203. For more info visit everettwa.gov.

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Tiểng Việt. Summary: Thư viện công cộng Seattle tổ chức giờ đọc truyện bằng tiếng việt cho trẻ em! (The Seattle Public Library is hosting Vietnamese story times for young children!). Description: Hãy đem con em quý vị đến thư viện để theo dõi các câu chuyện, các bài hát và thơ ca. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Free Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Spanish class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Swan Lake

Seattle Area Pacific Northwest Ballet presents the most popular classic ballet of all time, a tale of love and deception set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score. Various dates and times though April 19. $30 to $189. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-2424. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:00 PM. McCaw Hall 321 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.pnb.org.

The Ugly Duckling

Seattle Area Life isn’t quite what it’s quacked up to be for an unfortunate young duckling. Bullied by family and friends for looking different, this unlucky – but plucky –ducky decides to leave home for something better. On his own, this poor little bird’s goose seems to be cooked…or is it? Ideal for ages 3 and older. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 18-19. $11. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@storybooktheater.org. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Renton Carco Theatre 1717 Maple Valley Hwy Renton WA 98057. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Eastside From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mom find when she gets home? 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through April 19 (no shows April 5). $10, $5 ages 3 and younger on Sundays. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-881-6777. Email: exec@secondstoryrep.org. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:00 PM. SecondStory Repertory 16587 N.E. 74th St. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.secondstoryrep.org.

Get Crafty Saturdays!

Eastside Join us for a fun arts activity every Saturday in the Museum Forum. These drop-in art activities are directly connected to exhibitions, and are carefully planned to inspire creativity, and promote cooperation and learning. Ages 4 to 12. $2 material fee per child. Supplies may be limited. First come first serve. Admission $10, $8 students and seniors, free ages 5 and younger, $25 family. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-519-0770. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuearts.org.

April Pools Day

South Sound At Norpoint Pool and Eastside Pool the public can celebrate April Pool's Day with free water safety activities followed by an open swim. Participants will be able to brush up on water and boating safety skills and learn drowning prevention strategies by participating in games and water safety stations. After participating, families can enjoy a free open swim. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-404-3900. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:00 PM. Norpoint Pool 4818 Nassau Ave. N.E. Tacoma WA 98422. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

April Pools Day

South Sound At Norpoint Pool and Eastside Pool the public can celebrate April Pool's Day with free water safety activities followed by an open swim. Participants will be able to brush up on water and boating safety skills and learn drowning prevention strategies by participating in games and water safety stations. After participating, families can enjoy a free open swim. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-591-2042. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:00 PM. Eastside Pool 3424 E. "L" St. Tacoma WA 98404. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Movie Program: 'The Sting'

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Enjoy a screening of the 1974 Oscar winner for Best Picture, "The Sting.". Description: Take a trip down memory lane with "The Sting." With Robert Redford and Paul Newman as conmen in 1930s Chicago, it’s hard to keep track of who is conning who. This film is rated PG. Staff from the Office of the Attorney General will be available before and after the movie to answer questions about consumer protection in Washington State. Rating: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. View in Catalog: "The Sting". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This is program is offered in partnership with the Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General office of Washington State. Run time: 129 minutes. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Beacon Hill Branch! (It is Spanish story time at the Beacon Hill Branch!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Beacon Hill Branch para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Bring your children to the Beacon Hill Branch to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs in Spanish. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Goodnight Moon

Seattle Area In this intimate production, everyone will revel with Bunny in the fun of jumping cows, dancing bears and a room that springs to life. Adapted from the book by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, Goodnight Moon is a truly timeless theatre experience the whole family can enjoy. $25 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Email: tickets@sct.org. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 2:00 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Robin Hood

Seattle Area Back by popular demand, Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men once again raise a ruckus on SCT's stage, swashbuckling their way into our hearts as they do all the wrong things for the right reasons. As Robin Hood fights for justice, dodges the Sheriff of Nottingham, and woos Maid Marian, the stage comes alive with sword fights and archery, word play and physical comedy. Robin Hood is one of the most popular shows SCT has ever produced, and no wonder – it's a glorious romantic adventure with charm and wit that never fails to rouse our hearts in the age-old battle of good versus evil. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through May 17. $15 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Email: tickets@sct.org. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr.

South Sound See a performance of the classic story about a puppet boy who comes to life. Part of the Ave Kids entertainment series. 7 p.m. April 17-18, 2 p.m. April 18-19. $8. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-931-3043. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 2:00 PM. Auburn Performing Arts Center 206 E St. N.E. Auburn WA 98002. For more info visit www.auburnwa.gov.

Free Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Spanish class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

The Addams Family

Eastside Shakespeare’s play about a heroine named Rosalind who flees persecution and finds love in the forest. Best for ages 11 and older. $15, $13 seniors and youth. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 2:30 PM. Studio East Mainstage Theater 11730 118th Ave. N.E. Suite 100 Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit studio-east.org.

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Eastside From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mom find when she gets home? 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through April 19 (no shows April 5). $10, $5 ages 3 and younger on Sundays. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-881-6777. Email: exec@secondstoryrep.org. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 3:00 PM. SecondStory Repertory 16587 N.E. 74th St. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.secondstoryrep.org.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the Lake City Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.). Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Alice in Wonderland

Seattle Area Stone Soup Theatre brings the 150-year-old story to the stage, with a twist. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, 4 p.m. weekends, through May 3. $15 to $25. Thursdays are pay-what-you-will. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-633-1883. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 4:00 PM. Stone Soup Theatre 4029 Stone Way N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.stonesouptheatre.org.

The Wizard of Oz

Eastside Village Theatre KIDSTAGE presents this theatrical adaptation of the movie and book. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, 4 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through April 26. $16 to $18. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-392-2900. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 4:00 PM. Village Theatre First Stage 120 Front St. N. Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit www.villagetheatre.org.

Goodnight Moon

Seattle Area In this intimate production, everyone will revel with Bunny in the fun of jumping cows, dancing bears and a room that springs to life. Adapted from the book by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, Goodnight Moon is a truly timeless theatre experience the whole family can enjoy. $25 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Email: tickets@sct.org. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 5:30 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Parents' Night Out at Pacific Science Center

Seattle Area Pacific Science Center offers Parents' Night Out events all year round. Spend a night out (or in!) while your child enjoys private, after-hours exploration of our exhibits, hands-on activities, and a live science, planetarium or laser light show. Your child will enjoy a light snack upon arrival and a science-themed treat later in the evening. Participants will be supervised in age groups by our outstanding and experienced staff all evening. When you come back for pick-up, be prepared for enthusiastic stories about the evening's activities. $40, $30 members. Preregister. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-443-2925. Email: edprograms@pacsci.org. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Pacific Science Center 200 Second Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109.

Robin Hood

Seattle Area Back by popular demand, Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men once again raise a ruckus on SCT's stage, swashbuckling their way into our hearts as they do all the wrong things for the right reasons. As Robin Hood fights for justice, dodges the Sheriff of Nottingham, and woos Maid Marian, the stage comes alive with sword fights and archery, word play and physical comedy. Robin Hood is one of the most popular shows SCT has ever produced, and no wonder – it's a glorious romantic adventure with charm and wit that never fails to rouse our hearts in the age-old battle of good versus evil. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through May 17. $15 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Email: tickets@sct.org. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:15 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Kids Night at the Museum (aka Parents Night Out)

Farther Afield Kids are invited to KiDiMu for an evening of museum playtime, themed activities, and a pizza dinner, while their parents run holiday errands or enjoy a night out! Recommended for ages 3.5 to 9. Participants must be able to use bathroom independently. Registration required by noon on Friday. $40, $30 members, $10 discount for siblings. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-855-4650. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Kids Discovery Museum 301 Ravine Lane N.E. Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit www.kidimu.org.

Cultural Arts Series

Eastside Crossroads and Northwest Folklife present a series of free performances happening on the third Saturday of each month. Scheduled performers include: Feb. 21: La Peña Flamenca de Seattle March 21: Sohoyini African Drum & Dance April 18 & May 16: Jamtown John June 20: Kalahi Philippine Dancers. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Crossroads Bellevue 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.nwfolklife.org.

Rapunzel

Eastside Young actors perform the familiar tale with a funny twist. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through April 25, plus 2 p.m. April 25. $5 to $12. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-452-7155. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:00 PM. Bellevue Youth Theatre – Crossroads 16051 N.E. 10th St. Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr.

South Sound See a performance of the classic story about a puppet boy who comes to life. Part of the Ave Kids entertainment series. 7 p.m. April 17-18, 2 p.m. April 18-19. $8. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-931-3043. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:00 PM. Auburn Performing Arts Center 206 E St. N.E. Auburn WA 98002. For more info visit www.auburnwa.gov.

Alice in Wonderland

Seattle Area Stone Soup Theatre brings the 150-year-old story to the stage, with a twist. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, 4 p.m. weekends, through May 3. $15 to $25. Thursdays are pay-what-you-will. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-633-1883. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30 PM. Stone Soup Theatre 4029 Stone Way N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.stonesouptheatre.org.

Swan Lake

Seattle Area Pacific Northwest Ballet presents the most popular classic ballet of all time, a tale of love and deception set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score. Various dates and times though April 19. $30 to $189. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-2424. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30 PM. McCaw Hall 321 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.pnb.org.

The Addams Family

Eastside Shakespeare’s play about a heroine named Rosalind who flees persecution and finds love in the forest. Best for ages 11 and older. $15, $13 seniors and youth. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30 PM. Studio East Mainstage Theater 11730 118th Ave. N.E. Suite 100 Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit studio-east.org.

The Wizard of Oz

Eastside Village Theatre KIDSTAGE presents this theatrical adaptation of the movie and book. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, 4 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through April 26. $16 to $18. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-392-2900. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30 PM. Village Theatre First Stage 120 Front St. N. Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit www.villagetheatre.org.

Seussical Jr.

North Sound Village Theatre KIDSTAGE presents this madcap romp into the world of Dr. Seuss. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 2. $12 to $14. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-257-8600. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30 PM. Second Stage Theatre 2730 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit villagetheatre.org.

Owl Prowl

Seattle Area Learn fun and exciting facts about these amazing nocturnal predators, their habitat needs, unusual behavior, and calls. Dissect owl pellets to look for bones from their victims. Continue with a prowl deep into the forest to call for our resident barred and barn owls. Ability to hike 2 miles, stand still and be super quiet a must! No pets, please. Ages 10 and older only. Space is limited and sells out quickly. $10. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-652-2444 ext. 100. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Seward Park Audubon Center 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Sensory Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Sensory Story offers stories, songs and fingerplays for children on the autism spectrum or who are sensitive to sensory overload. Description: Sensory Story Time is a special program for children ages 10 and under who have a hard time in large groups, are on the autism spectrum, or are sensitve to sensory overload. Story times are limited to the first 12 families. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:15 PM – 10:45 PM.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

North Sound Daily events and attractions through April 30, most with appeal for kids and families. Mount Vernon Street Fair is April 17-19. Prices vary, many events FREE. Various locations throughout the Skagit Valley. No pets in the fields. Download the festival map and brochure online. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-428-5959. Sunday, April 19, 2015. Various locations throughout the Skagit Valley. For more info visit www.tulipfestival.org.

Seahawks Run at the Landing

Seattle Area Run around The Landing and part of the Seahawks training facility. 12K run, 5K run/walk and kids run for ages 10 and younger. Twelfth man costumes encouraged. 6:30 to 8:45 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. 12K start, 9:20 a.m. 5K start, 10:45 a.m. kids run. $40 to $55, $10 kids run. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 6:30 AM. The Landing 715 N. Landing Way Renton WA 98057. For more info visit seahawks12krun.com.

Marine Mammal Mania

Seattle Area Learn about marine mammals at Seattle Aquarium through hands-on kids’ activities, talks and demonstrations. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends in April. Wild orcas April 4-5, harbor seals April 11-12, northern fur seal April 18-19, and sea otters April 25-26. Included with admission. $21.95, $14.95 ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and younger. Type of Animal Event: Aquarium Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-386-4300. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Seattle Aquarium Pier 59 1483 Alaskan Way Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Party for the Planet

Seattle Area Celebrate our planet and its wonderful gifts of nature and wildlife during Party for the Planet, April 11-19! Enjoy fun conservation activities and enter to win a behind-the-scenes penguin encounter for four in a text message scavenger hunt. See schedule online. Included with admission. $13.75, $9.25 ages 3 to 12, free ages 2 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-548-2500. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Woodland Park Zoo 5500 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.zoo.org.

Big Top Rock: Dream On

Seattle Area Family production is part cirque, part rock concert, featuring the talent of Seattle band Dream On. Concessions available. 10 a.m. doors open, 11 a.m. show. Various dates April 18 through May 30. $20 to $25. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-802-0015. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 10:00 AM. Teatro ZinZanni 222 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit zinzanni.com.

World Rhythm Festival

Seattle Area Over 100 world music performances, drum and dance workshops, marketplace, and a drum circle. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 18, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 19. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Seattle Center Armory, Fisher Pavilion and Mural Amphitheatre 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.swps.org.

Spring Fair in Puyallup

South Sound Animals, rides, food, arts and crafts, monster truck show, demolition derby, kids' activities and more. Some events and activities have an additional cost. See online for schedule. 2 to 10 p.m. April 16 with FREE kids’ admission (bring canned food donation), 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 17-18, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 19. $10, $8 ages 6 to 18, free ages 5 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Puyallup Fair & Events Center 110 Ninth Ave. S.W. Puyallup WA 98371. For more info visit www.thefair.com.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Goodnight Moon

Seattle Area In this intimate production, everyone will revel with Bunny in the fun of jumping cows, dancing bears and a room that springs to life. Adapted from the book by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, Goodnight Moon is a truly timeless theatre experience the whole family can enjoy. $25 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Email: tickets@sct.org. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 11:00 AM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Robin Hood

Seattle Area Back by popular demand, Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men once again raise a ruckus on SCT's stage, swashbuckling their way into our hearts as they do all the wrong things for the right reasons. As Robin Hood fights for justice, dodges the Sheriff of Nottingham, and woos Maid Marian, the stage comes alive with sword fights and archery, word play and physical comedy. Robin Hood is one of the most popular shows SCT has ever produced, and no wonder – it's a glorious romantic adventure with charm and wit that never fails to rouse our hearts in the age-old battle of good versus evil. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through May 17. $15 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Email: tickets@sct.org. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:45 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

The Ugly Duckling

Seattle Area Life isn’t quite what it’s quacked up to be for an unfortunate young duckling. Bullied by family and friends for looking different, this unlucky – but plucky –ducky decides to leave home for something better. On his own, this poor little bird’s goose seems to be cooked…or is it? Ideal for ages 3 and older. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 18-19. $11. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@storybooktheater.org. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Renton Carco Theatre 1717 Maple Valley Hwy Renton WA 98057. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

Whirligig!

Seattle Area Just in time for spring break, come down to Seattle Center for a variety of inflatable rides plus balloon artists, face painters, live entertainment and more. Special inflatables area for toddlers. Ages 12 and younger. $8 all-day pass, $4.50 toddler area all-day pass, $1.50 single ride ticket. Free on Thursdays (but prepare for crowds!). Note: Rides close at 2 p.m. on April 16. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-684-7200. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Seattle Center Armory 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.seattlecenter.com.

Scenic Train Rides

Eastside All aboard! Visit the Northwest Railway Museum for a unique living history train experience that has been a part of western Washington since 1957. The Northwest Railway Museum offers scenic rides through the Cascade Foothills to the top of Snoqualmie Falls. Visitors explore train cars, exhibits, and a Victorian-era depot. Regular trains operate weekends, April 4 through Oct. 18. Full passenger round- trip excursions are 75 minutes long; see schedule online. $18, $16 seniors, $10 ages 2 to 12, free younger than age 2. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-888-3030. Email: info@trainmuseum.org. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 11:30 AM – 3:15 PM. Northwest Railway Museum 38625 S.E. King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065.

Earth Week Fun and BBQ

Seattle Area The West Seattle Tool Library hosts a day of fun, earth-friendly events, including a barbecue with veggies, burgers, brats and side dishes; kids' activities like seed starts and worm farming; garden-tool sharpening and wheelbarrow repairs; and a DIY bike repair clinic. Suggested donation $10 per person or $20 per family. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-317-4671. Email: library@sustainablewestseattle.org. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Youngstown Cultural Arts Center 4408 Delridge Way S.W. Seattle WA 98106. For more info visit wstoollibrary.org.

FREE White River Valley Museum

South Sound Enjoy FREE admission to the White River Valley Museum on the first Thursday and third Sunday of each month. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-288-7433. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. White River Valley Museum 918 H St. S.E. Auburn WA 98002. For more info visit wrvmuseum.org.

Arty Party

Seattle Area Spend the afternoon at the Henry with the family at our annual Arty Party! Go on mini gallery explorations, create with artists, dance to tunes, and enjoy time with friends and family. Join teaching artist Nicole Appell to explore and collect images from the common S E N S E and design an art book that reflects the uniqueness of your family , Create superheroes from Native American symbols with artist Jeffrey Veregge , Listen to Lower Elwha Klallam tribe member Roger Fernandes tell stories that bring the galleries to life , Create musical instruments to enliven the galleries with teaching artist Rebecca Joy Mohrlang from the Seattle Symphony , Take an ArtBreak with Dylan High, Museum Educator from the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture , Enjoy the Best of the Fest from the Children's Film Festival Seattle 2015 $10/family, free for members. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-543-2280. Email: contact-education@henryart.org. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Henry Art Gallery 15th Avenue N.E. and N.E. 41st Street Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit henryart.org.

Swan Lake

Seattle Area Pacific Northwest Ballet presents the most popular classic ballet of all time, a tale of love and deception set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score. Various dates and times though April 19. $30 to $189. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-2424. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:00 PM. McCaw Hall 321 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.pnb.org.

The Ugly Duckling

Seattle Area Life isn’t quite what it’s quacked up to be for an unfortunate young duckling. Bullied by family and friends for looking different, this unlucky – but plucky –ducky decides to leave home for something better. On his own, this poor little bird’s goose seems to be cooked…or is it? Ideal for ages 3 and older. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 18-19. $11. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@storybooktheater.org. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Renton Carco Theatre 1717 Maple Valley Hwy Renton WA 98057. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Eastside From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mom find when she gets home? 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through April 19 (no shows April 5). $10, $5 ages 3 and younger on Sundays. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-881-6777. Email: exec@secondstoryrep.org. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:00 PM. SecondStory Repertory 16587 N.E. 74th St. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.secondstoryrep.org.

Free Hindi Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Hindi class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Emerald Ballet Theater 12368 Northup Way Bellevue WA 98005.

Afternoon on the Trails

Farther Afield Wild places are full of natural treasures and surprises around every corner.  At this very special Afternoon on the Trails honoring Earth Day we are encouraging attendees to be curious as they explore our woods. While you're hiking our trails, see what catches your eye on the forest floor. You may bring a small "natural treasure" back to campus with you to consult with our Ask the Naturalist panel. Educators will be standing by during the event to examine and guide you through the identification process. We'll have microscopes set up, field guides and other scientific tools to dig deeper into identification and classification. Hone your powers of observation, pattern recognition and model stewardship by playing along and encouraging your kids to do the same. We know nature only as we intersect with it. Bones, shells, cones, feathers, small stones, seeds, lichen or moss attached to a small twig, etc. are all excellent choices. We're encouraging participants to explore nature's curiosities with all their sen… Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-855-4384. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. IslandWood 4450 Blakely Ave. N.E. Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit islandwood.org.

Lego Mania!

The Seattle Public Library Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join us to play with Lego bricks! Create something super-fantastic from your own imagination. For all ages. Description: Can't get enough of Lego Mania! at the Library? To find out where this week’s Lego Mania! will take place, click here. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Spring Break Boredom Buster: Family Day

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Need something to do over spring break? Join us for two hours of Lego-building, games, crafts and more! Description: Children and families are invited to join us for two hours of fun as we wrap up spring break! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Rapunzel

Eastside Young actors perform the familiar tale with a funny twist. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through April 25, plus 2 p.m. April 25. $5 to $12. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-452-7155. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:00 PM. Bellevue Youth Theatre – Crossroads 16051 N.E. 10th St. Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

The Wizard of Oz

Eastside Village Theatre KIDSTAGE presents this theatrical adaptation of the movie and book. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, 4 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through April 26. $16 to $18. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-392-2900. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:00 PM. Village Theatre First Stage 120 Front St. N. Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit www.villagetheatre.org.

Seussical Jr.

North Sound Village Theatre KIDSTAGE presents this madcap romp into the world of Dr. Seuss. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 2. $12 to $14. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-257-8600. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:00 PM. Second Stage Theatre 2730 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit villagetheatre.org.

Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr.

South Sound See a performance of the classic story about a puppet boy who comes to life. Part of the Ave Kids entertainment series. 7 p.m. April 17-18, 2 p.m. April 18-19. $8. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-931-3043. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:00 PM. Auburn Performing Arts Center 206 E St. N.E. Auburn WA 98002. For more info visit www.auburnwa.gov.

Goodnight Moon

Seattle Area In this intimate production, everyone will revel with Bunny in the fun of jumping cows, dancing bears and a room that springs to life. Adapted from the book by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, Goodnight Moon is a truly timeless theatre experience the whole family can enjoy. $25 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Email: tickets@sct.org. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:30 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Robin Hood

Seattle Area Back by popular demand, Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men once again raise a ruckus on SCT's stage, swashbuckling their way into our hearts as they do all the wrong things for the right reasons. As Robin Hood fights for justice, dodges the Sheriff of Nottingham, and woos Maid Marian, the stage comes alive with sword fights and archery, word play and physical comedy. Robin Hood is one of the most popular shows SCT has ever produced, and no wonder – it's a glorious romantic adventure with charm and wit that never fails to rouse our hearts in the age-old battle of good versus evil. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through May 17. $15 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Email: tickets@sct.org. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:15 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Free Hindi Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Hindi class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Emerald Ballet Theater 12368 Northup Way Bellevue WA 98005.

The Addams Family

Eastside Shakespeare’s play about a heroine named Rosalind who flees persecution and finds love in the forest. Best for ages 11 and older. $15, $13 seniors and youth. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:30 PM. Studio East Mainstage Theater 11730 118th Ave. N.E. Suite 100 Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit studio-east.org.

Mini Maestros: Percussion on Parade

South Sound Tacoma Symphony Orchestra Percussion Section introduces kids ages 2 to 8 to percussion instruments. Come early to the concert and let your kids try out these instruments for themselves at our musical petting zoo. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. show begins at 2:30 p.m. $10, $7 kids, free younger than age 2. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-591-5890. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:30 PM. Schneebeck Hall at University of Puget Sound Union Avenue and N. 18th Street Tacoma WA 98406. For more info visit www.broadwaycenter.org.

Bow Wows and Books

The Seattle Public Library Where: Green Lake Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. 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: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Eastside From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mom find when she gets home? 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through April 19 (no shows April 5). $10, $5 ages 3 and younger on Sundays. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-881-6777. Email: exec@secondstoryrep.org. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3:00 PM. SecondStory Repertory 16587 N.E. 74th St. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.secondstoryrep.org.

April Pools Day

Seattle Area Water safety instruction and free swimming. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-684-4979. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Helene Madison Pool 13401 Meridian Ave. N. Seattle WA 98133. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Alice in Wonderland

Seattle Area Stone Soup Theatre brings the 150-year-old story to the stage, with a twist. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, 4 p.m. weekends, through May 3. $15 to $25. Thursdays are pay-what-you-will. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-633-1883. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 4:00 PM. Stone Soup Theatre 4029 Stone Way N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.stonesouptheatre.org.

Free French Language Class

Eastside Looking for a French class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, and Hindi classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Emerald Ballet Theater 12368 Northup Way Bellevue WA 98005.

Alice in Wonderland

Seattle Area Stone Soup Theatre brings the 150-year-old story to the stage, with a twist. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, 4 p.m. weekends, through May 3. $15 to $25. Thursdays are pay-what-you-will. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-633-1883. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 7:30 PM. Stone Soup Theatre 4029 Stone Way N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.stonesouptheatre.org.

The Wizard of Oz

Eastside Village Theatre KIDSTAGE presents this theatrical adaptation of the movie and book. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, 4 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through April 26. $16 to $18. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-392-2900. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 7:30 PM. Village Theatre First Stage 120 Front St. N. Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit www.villagetheatre.org.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

North Sound Daily events and attractions through April 30, most with appeal for kids and families. Mount Vernon Street Fair is April 17-19. Prices vary, many events FREE. Various locations throughout the Skagit Valley. No pets in the fields. Download the festival map and brochure online. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-428-5959. Monday, April 20, 2015. Various locations throughout the Skagit Valley. For more info visit www.tulipfestival.org.

Free Mandarin Language

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Monday, April 20, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Free Spanish Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Spanish class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Monday, April 20, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Emerald Ballet Theater 12368 Northup Way Bellevue WA 98005.

Toddler Hawaiian Ukulele & Dance with Uncle Pak

Seattle Area Enjoy island music with teaching artist, father and Kore Ionz frontman, Daniel Pak. Children will learn traditional children's music and songs from Hawaii, talk story, read books, have movement and cruise with Uncle Pak. $15 drop-in, $110 for eight-week series, $20 one-time Cornerstone Cafe registration fee. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-965-0629. Email: admin@focseattle.com. Monday, April 20, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Cornerstone Cafe 5623 Rainier Ave. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit focseattle.com.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's story time at the Central Library!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y jugeos divertidos en español. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children and their families are invited to celebrate stories, songs, and fun in Spanish. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, April 20, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Lake City Branch! Bring your young children to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian, Nancy! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, April 20, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español. Summary: Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time. Description: The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 3 to 5. Younger and older siblings are still welcome. Space is limited -- arrive early! Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources. Notes: Group is co-facilitated in English and Spanish. Younger and older siblings are welcome. Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, April 20, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Capitol Hill Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, April 20, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Rainier Beach Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, April 20, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Monday, April 20, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Preschool Art and Block

Seattle Area Young children (ages birth to 5) and their caregivers are invited to come meet with others and enjoy hands-on art activities each Monday. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-588-4900. Monday, April 20, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Neighborhood House High Point Family Resource Center 6400 Sylvan Way S.W. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit www.nhwa.org.

The Boy Who Loved Band-Aids - Fun With Stories and Songs

Seattle Area Courtney Campbell is the star of the award winning PBS and DVD series Mustard Pancakes. She is a captivating entertainer and performs for young people all over the world. Come join Courtney and hear the hilarious story about Hank, the five year old boy who REALLY loves Bandaids. This is a delightful interactive presentation of fun songs and humorous stories! Courtney will also help the audience work together to create their own story.C. Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Phone: 206-362-7550. Pre-register: No. Monday, April 20, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. Shoreline Library 345 N.E. 175th St. Shoreline WA 98155. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Monday, April 20, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Ballard Branch! Bring your infants to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Amy LaVare. Cost: FREE. Monday, April 20, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Ballard Branch! Bring your infant to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Amy LaVare. Cost: FREE. Monday, April 20, 2015, 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM.

Library Play Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your children to the Library to play, read and meet other families. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Amy LaVare. Cost: FREE. Monday, April 20, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Math Buddies

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Math Buddies is an opportunity for students to discover the joy of playing with real-world math through games and activities and for teens to gain experience volunteering. Description: Play math games and get better at math with a high school Buddy. This is a first come-first served, drop-in program for children in grades K-5. Each buddy session is one hour. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Cost: FREE. Monday, April 20, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

After School Program

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. ESL. Language: English, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Volunteers from Horn of Africa Services will assist you with homework, with the exception of school holidays. Description: The After School Program provides homework assistance in a supportive environment on a drop-in basis. Volunteers serve all youth in grades K-12. These volunteers are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that while the After School Program is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: ትካል ወለንተኛታት ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ፣ ንተማሃሮ ብዘይ ዝኾነ ቖጸራ፣ ናይ ዕዮ ገዛ ሓገዝ ከምዝህብ ክንሕብረኩም ንፈቱ። Dad lacag la’aan ka caawiniya ardayda shaqada guriga oo kasocdo Horn of Africa ayaa jira. More Options: Homework Help for Children Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, April 20, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Bow Wows and Books

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español. Summary: Practice your reading with certified reading dogs. Description: Practice reading with a new friend who is warm, friendly, and a perfect listener! Certified therapy dogs and their handlers join patrons of all ages to read one-on-one in a relaxing and nonjudgmental environment. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Claire Scott. Cost: FREE. Monday, April 20, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your babies (0 - 12 months) to enjoy knee bounces, tummy tickles, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, April 20, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, April 20, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM.

Pajama Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Queen Anne Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Queen Anne Branch! All ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs and crafts. You can wear your pajamas! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, April 20, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

North Sound Daily events and attractions through April 30, most with appeal for kids and families. Mount Vernon Street Fair is April 17-19. Prices vary, many events FREE. Various locations throughout the Skagit Valley. No pets in the fields. Download the festival map and brochure online. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-428-5959. Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Various locations throughout the Skagit Valley. For more info visit www.tulipfestival.org.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. ROMP 13500 Bel-Red Road, Ste. 7A Bellevue WA 98005.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for children ages birth to 5. Description: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Schedule: 10 a.m. - Free play and circle time for children & caregivers 11:30 a.m. - Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together while children play. This group helps prepare children for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with other c… Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Spanish Storytime with Tia Maria

Seattle Area Enjoy a story time with Tia Maria Gomez, who is an interpreter for Kent School District, a Seattle Public Library storyteller, preschool teacher, nanny and mother. Every Tuesday for 8 weeks. $5. Todos los martes con Tía María Gómez: Intérprete para el Distrito Escolar de Kent y Seattle Public Library Tiempo de Cuentos Teller. El profesor preescolar, niñera y madre. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-965-0629. Email: admin@focseattle.com. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Hillman City Collaborartory 5623 Rainier Ave. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit hillmancitycollaboratory.org.

Village Playdays

Seattle Area Free story time, crafts and fun activities for kids. Attend a Village Playdays event and receive a Playdays Pass featuring special offers to select U Village shops and restaurants. See online for more details. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-523-0622. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. University Village 2623 N.E. University Village St. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.uvillage.com.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Grupo Bilingüe de Juegos / Bilingual Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español. Summary: Grupo Bilingüe de juegos para padres y cuidadores con niños entre las edades de Nacimiento hasta 5 años. (Bilingual play group for ages birth to 5.). Description: Niños escuchan cuentos, cantan y participan en actividades de artes con sus padres o cuidador durante la hora de grupo. Tambien hay tiempo para que los niños exploran varios juguetes y actividades. El hora de Juego Libre y Tiempo de Círculo de 10:30 a 11:30 a.m. Les animamos a los padres y cuidadores traer una comida para comer con su niño/a y compartir en grupo. A traves de este grupo, los niños reciben preparacion para el ambiente de aprendizaje que se encuentra en el prescolar y kinder, ademas de formand… Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Free play and circle time from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together from 11:30 - noon. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments as well as building relationship with others. Caregivers also build up… More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It's story time at the West Seattle Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. For children ages 2 - 3. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Broadview Branch. Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Story Time with Ms. Mynique!

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. ROMP 13500 Bel-Red Road, Ste. 7A Bellevue WA 98005.

Grupo de Juego en Español/Spanish Playgroup

Seattle Area ¡Venga para jugar, leer, y cantar en español! Este grupo es para niños que tienen 0 a 5 años y sus padres o otras personas que los cuidan. Se necesita llenar una hoja de registración en su primera vez. Come to play, read, and sing in Spanish! This group is for children birth through 5 years old and their parents or caregivers. All levels of Spanish are welcome. First time families will need to fill out a registration form. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6849. Email: saraht@familyworksseattle.org. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St, Seattle WA 98103.

Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Northgate Branch! (It is Spanish story time at the Northgate Branch!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Northgate Branch para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Bring your children to the Northgate Branch to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs in Spanish. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Seating is limited, so please arrive early to pick up tickets. Description: Baby Story Time is designed for babies from 0-12 months old. Join us for lapsit songs, rhymes, and fun! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Seating is limited, so please arrive early to pick up tickets. Description: Baby Story Time is designed for babies from 0-12 months old. Join us for lapsit songs, rhymes, and fun! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at Central Library! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Suggested age: birth - 1 year. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Teen Space

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Play games, hang out, eat snacks and make new friends after school every Tuesday at the Douglass-Truth Branch. Description: Drop in to the Teen Space for a new activity every week, including board and video games, crafts, and learning activities in a space reserved just for ages 12-19. Bring a friend; we'll bring the snacks and supplies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Shannon Wallace. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

CANCELED - Detective Cookie’s Urban Youth Chess Club

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Children and teens, ages 7 and up, are invited to join the group. Family and community members are also welcome. Drop by to learn and play chess! Description: This urban chess club has been ongoing since February 2007. New members are always welcome. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Drop-In Chess

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Math Buddies

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Math Buddies is an opportunity for students to discover the joy of playing with real-world math through games and activities and for teens to gain experience volunteering. Description: Play math games and get better at math with a high school Buddy. This is a first come-first served, drop-in program for children in grades K-5. Each buddy session is one hour. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Family Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's Spanish story time for children and their families!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador. ¡Gratis! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the NewHolly Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali!). Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Kindness Curriculum with Andy Smallman

Seattle Area Hosted by the Family Association and taught by Puget Sound Community School co-founder, Andy Smallman, this course will span three Tuesday evenings in April. The curriculum will focus on kindness and mindfulness —with each course building on the previous week’s lessons. Andy founded PSCS 21-years ago, has been offering kindness classes since the mid-90s, runs kindliving.net, created the International Kindness Team and Secret Agent of Compassion for the annual Compassion Games, and is a frequent contributor to the Intelligent Optimist. Suggested price is $25 for three classes. However, please do not let ticket cost hinder you from signing up (see our sliding scale ticket option): http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1375167. Age recommendation: High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-324-4350. Email: sieglinde@pscs.org. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Puget Sound Community School 660 S. Dearborn St. Seattle WA 98134.

Pajama Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Come into the Ballard Branch for an evening of stories, songs and a simple craft. For families. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM.

Pajama Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! All ages are welcome to wear their pajamas and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Delridge Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Bea. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

North Sound Daily events and attractions through April 30, most with appeal for kids and families. Mount Vernon Street Fair is April 17-19. Prices vary, many events FREE. Various locations throughout the Skagit Valley. No pets in the fields. Download the festival map and brochure online. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-428-5959. Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Various locations throughout the Skagit Valley. For more info visit www.tulipfestival.org.

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

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, 中文. Summary: 幼兒樂園裡 孩子們可透過玩遊戲 英文兒歌敎唱 讀故事書 做簡易手工及玩各類玩具等不同的活動方式 達到啟蒙的目的並協助幼兒們提前適應將來入學的環境 且更可幚助幼兒學習到如何與別人分享及相處的經驗。而幼兒的照顧者更可藉此機會與社區內其他幼兒照顧者交換資訊及經驗並拓展人際關係. / The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for 2-5 years old children. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with other children. Caregivers also build and strengthen connection and communication with their children, and connect with other caregivers in the community. Kaleidoscope pla… More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Earth Day Activities

Seattle Area Join us as we explore the polar regions with Science On a Sphere or investigate Earth's place in the universe with the Willard Smith Planetarium. Come see a Tide Pool feeding, meet a naked mole rat or tour our cultivation and pollinator gardens. See online for schedule. Included with admission. $19.50, $17.50 seniors, $14.50 ages 6 to 15, $11.50 ages 3 to 5, free ages 2 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Pacific Science Center 200 Second Ave. W. Seattle Washington 98019. For more info visit www.pacificsciencecenter.org.

Earth Day and Monorail Tours

Seattle Area Our friends at the Seattle Monorail are helping us celebrate Earth Day. We love the monorail, which takes passengers from the Seattle Center to Westlake Center (and back!). Public transportation is an earth-friendly form of travel. Sign up for our Monorail Tours at 10:30 a.m. noon, or 1 p.m. After purchasing admission to the museum, you will start with an educational activity with a museum educator, then we will head upstairs to meet the monorail staff for a tour and a FREE RIDE on the monorail! Space is limited, so be sure to register. Also, visit our calendar to view what else we have planned for Earth Day! Included with admission. $8.25, $7.25 grandparents, $7 military, free younger than 12 months. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-441-1768. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Seattle Children's Museum 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit thechildrensmuseum.org.

Children's Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Children's Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, dancing, singing and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Lynn. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Kaleidoscope play & learn offers a chance for children and their families to come play and have a good time. This group is open to children of all abilities, ages 18 months to 5 years old. Description: Children learn and explore through the use of art, music, toys and more. Families learn about their child's development and community resources available to them. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It'is Preschool Story Time at the West Seattle Branch! Bring your preschoolers and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. For children ages 2 - 3. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your preschooler to the Ballard Branch for stories, songs and fingerplays. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at Central Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Capitol Hill Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Seating is limited, so please arrive early to pick up tickets. Description: Toddler Story time is designed for todders from 1-3 years old and their caregivers. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

FREE Drop-in Playgroup

Seattle Area Join kids ages birth to 5 and their parents/caregivers every Wednesday and Friday for a drop-in playgroup! Have fun playing with other families, reading, and singing. First-time families will be asked to fill out a registration form. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6849. Email: saraht@familyworksseattle.org. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Fremont Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Fremont Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Columbia Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Play and Learn

Seattle Area Young children (ages birth to 5) and their caregivers are invited to come play and meet others each Wednesday. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-588-4900. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Neighborhood House High Point Family Resource Center 6400 Sylvan Way S.W. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit www.nhwa.org.

Little Book Worms

Eastside Join us every Wednesday, 11 a.m. to noon by the fireplace on the second level of Building Two for stories, songs and snacks for young children. Presented in partnership with the Seattle Nanny Network. Free parking validation (no purchase necessary). Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-803-9511. Email: jill@seattlenanny.com. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bravern 11111 N.E. Eighth St. Suite 5 Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.seattlenanny.com.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Montlake Branch. Room Location: Don G. and Jane Markham Abel Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Montlake Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Montlake Branch 206-684-4720 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 11:05 AM – 11:35 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is preschool story time at the South Park Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Bea. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Green Lake Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Magnolia Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Amy LaVare. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your toddler to the Ballard Branch for stories, songs and fingerplays. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Magnolia Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Amy LaVare. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time with Ms. Mynique!

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your infants age 0-12 months to enjoy stories, bounces, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Beacon Hill Branch. Bring your babies and blankets to enjoy rhymes, songs, a story and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Beacon Hill Branch. Bring a blanket and your baby (0-12 months) rhymes, songs, chants and fun with our children's librarian. Siblings welcome. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Student Assistant Application Open Lab

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Our open lab is for students 16 years or older who wish to apply to The Seattle Public Library Student Assistant Program. Description: Using the library mobile lab, students will have the opportunity to work on their applications at the branch. Staff will be available to answer questions about the application process as well as provide information about interviewing techniques. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Drop-in Art

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Magnolia Branch for drop-in art activities led by teens. Description: Have an interest in arts and crafts? Looking for something to do after school? Come to the Magnolia Branch for weekly art activities such as painting by string. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is tailored for students in 2nd through 7th grade. Door opens 5 minutes before the program begins. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Math Buddies

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Math Buddies is a program that pairs elementary school students with high school students to play real-world math games. Description: Math Buddies is an opportunity for students to discover the joy of playing with real-world math through games and activities and for teens to gain experience volunteering. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Dennis Carlisle. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

After School Program

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. ESL. Language: English, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Volunteers from Horn of Africa Services will assist you with homework, with the exception of school holidays. Description: The After School Program provides homework assistance in a supportive environment on a drop-in basis. Volunteers serve all youth in grades K-12. These volunteers are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that while the After School Program is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: ትካል ወለንተኛታት ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ፣ ንተማሃሮ ብዘይ ዝኾነ ቖጸራ፣ ናይ ዕዮ ገዛ ሓገዝ ከምዝህብ ክንሕብረኩም ንፈቱ። Dad lacag la’aan ka caawiniya ardayda shaqada guriga oo kasocdo Horn of Africa ayaa jira. More Options: Homework Help for Children Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Free Spanish Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Spanish class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. ROMP 13500 Bel-Red Road Ste. 7A Bellevue WA 98005.

All Ages Board Game Night

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an all ages board game night at the Ballard Branch. Description: Wanna play? Bring your family, friends, or come alone and play our array of board games from Blokus, Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride to Jenga and Scrambled States of America. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 6:00 PM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Beacon Hill Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Coco-Lingo: A World of Chocolate and Language with Sponge

Seattle Area In Sweden it's choklad, the French call it chocolat, in Japan it's チョコレート and Americans say chocolate. No matter the spelling or pronunciation, chocolate is treasured around the globe. Countries celebrate their unique varieties, whether dark, milk, semi-sweet, or zesty. To share and savor the international flavors of this much-loved sweet, Sponge invites parents to a free event to sample chocolates from around the world, while Kelly Bolen, Education Director at Sponge, offers insight on language acquisition in babies and children. How do children learn language? What is the best time to introduce a child to a new language? Come relish global confections and learn more about the benefits of introducing children to world languages at a young age. Please join us for a sweet treat and insight into your babies’ amazing ability to learn language. RSVP to events@spongeschool.com. This event is geared to parents or caregivers and infants. Age recommendation: Infant. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: events@spongeschool.com. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.