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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, September 1, 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.

Evergreen State Fair

North Sound Old-fashioned fair features animals, carnival, concerts, music, rodeo (Sept. 4-6), food, contests and exhibits. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 7. $12, $8 seniors and ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and younger and ages 90 and older, other packages and discounts available. Free admission 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 27. Free ages 15 and younger Sept. 3. All admissions discounted Sept. 7. $10 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-805-6700. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Ave. S.E. Monroe WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time with Ms. Mynique!

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is 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, then stay and play with age appropriate toys! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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, September 1, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St, Seattle WA 98103.

Songwriting Workshop with Danny Tieger

Seattle Area Bring a journal to jot down your ideas and learn about the songwriting process from Danny Tieger. Workshops at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-782-0098. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Top Ten Toys 120 N. 85th St. Seattle WA. For more info visit www.toptentoys.com.

StoryTime for Kids

Seattle Area Join us at our U District store for dramatic readings of the best in new and classic kids books. You bring the kids, and we'll provide the activities and entertainment. StoryTime for Kids is ideal for ages 3 to 7. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-634-3400. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. University Book Store 4326 University Way N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.bookstore.washington.edu.

KidsQuest Story Time

Eastside Circle up with the KidsQuest staff as we learn through songs, books, rhymes, and giggles! We'll read, sing, and wiggle as we explore a new adventure each week. This informal storytime is great for families with children of all ages. Included with admission. $9.50, $8.50 seniors, free younger than 12 months. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-637-8100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. KidsQuest Children's Museum 4091 Factoria Mall S.E. Bellevue WA. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Kids Club Entertainment Series

South Sound Son of Reptile Man July 21, Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth July 28, Last Leaf Theater Aug. 4, Jeff Evans Aug. 11, Juggletunes Aug. 18, Ronald McDonald Aug. 25, touch-a-truck Sept. 1. FREE. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Allan Yorke Park 7203 W. Tapps Hwy. E. Bonney Lake WA 98391. For more info visit www.ci.bonney-lake.wa.us.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It's baby story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your babies (0-12 mos) to enjoy stories, bouncing rhymes, movement, music and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Lynn. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English, Soomaali. Summary: Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. Description: Activities include art, music and movement, and circle time. The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 3 to 5. Younger and older siblings are still welcome. Space is limited -- arrive early! Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Drop-In Chess

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Pajama Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Children. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Ballard Branch for an evening of stories, songs and a simple craft. The program is geared to childre age 2 and up. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM.

Pajama Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! All ages are welcome to wear their pajamas and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Matilda

Seattle Area Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards® Matilda The Musical is based on the Roald Dahl story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Various dates and times through Sept. 6. $35 to $140. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-625-1900. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 7:30 PM. 5th Avenue Theatre 1308 Fifth Ave. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.5thavenue.org.

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

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

Toddler Tales & Trails

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

Tall Ships Tour

Eastside Enjoy a self-guided tour aboard the historic tall ships, the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. Crew will be in period dress to answer questions. $3. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Woodmark Hotel 1200 Carillon Point Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit historicalseaport.org.

Evergreen State Fair

North Sound Old-fashioned fair features animals, carnival, concerts, music, rodeo (Sept. 4-6), food, contests and exhibits. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 7. $12, $8 seniors and ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and younger and ages 90 and older, other packages and discounts available. Free admission 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 27. Free ages 15 and younger Sept. 3. All admissions discounted Sept. 7. $10 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-805-6700. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Ave. S.E. Monroe WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

Children's Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is children's story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, dancing, singing and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Lynn. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Ice Cream Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is ice cream story time at the Capitol Hill Branch! Description: Celebrate the end of summer with our librarians as we make ice cream and then eat it! Bring your children ages 2-8 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun. You may also want to bring a small towel or oven mitt to use when shaking your bag of ice. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Kaleidoscope play & learn offers a chance for children and their families to come play and have a good time. This group is open to children of all abilities, ages 18 months to 5 years old. Description: Children learn and explore through the use of art, music, toys and more. Families learn about their child's development and community resources available to them. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your preschooler to the Ballard Branch for stories, songs and fingerplays. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 2, 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, September 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Fremont Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Fremont Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 2, 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, September 2, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Neighborhood House High Point Family Resource Center 6400 Sylvan Way S.W. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit www.nhwa.org.

StoryTime for Kids

North Sound Join us at our Mill Creek store for dramatic readings of the best in new and classic kids books. You bring the kids, and we'll provide the activities and refreshments. StoryTime for Kids is ideal for ages 3 to 7. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-385-3530. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. University Book Store 15311 Main St. Mill Creek WA 98012. For more info visit www.bookstore.washington.edu.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is preschool story time at the South Park Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Bea. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Magnolia Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 2, 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. 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Ice Cream Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is ice cream story time at the Capitol Hill Branch! Description: Celebrate the end of summer with our librarians as we make ice cream and then eat it! Bring your children ages 2-8 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun. You may also want to bring a small towel or oven mitt to use when shaking your bag of ice. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your toddler to the Ballard Branch for stories, songs and fingerplays. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Magnolia Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 2, 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. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your infants age 0-12 months to enjoy stories, bounces, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique, then stay and play with toys! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Beacon Hill Branch. Bring your babies 0-15 months to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian (older sibling "helpers" are welcome too). Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Play & Paint

Eastside Bring your budding Picasso to explore all things paint-y! Splatter, roll and stamp together in open-ended paint exploration. All ages welcome. Included with admission. $9.50, $8.50 seniors, free younger than 12 months. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-637-8100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. KidsQuest Children's Museum 4091 Factoria Square Mall S.E. Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Busy Builders

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español, 中文 Русский Tiểng Việt, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Make something fantastic from your imagination with Legos! Build bridges or towers, the possibilities are endless with straws & connectors! Younger ones can practice shapes and colors with magnetic tiles. Description: Busy Builders program promotes imagination and creative play. Includes Legos, plastic straws and connectors, Jenga blocks, Picasso Magnetic Tiles and puzzles. Suggested age is 3-10. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Low Sensory Hours

Eastside Kids with special needs and their families are invited to enjoy the museum with limited guests, less noise and lower lights. Preregister. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-637-8100. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. KidsQuest Children’s Museum 4091 Factoria Square Mall S.E. Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's story time at the Lake City Branch!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y jugeos divertidos en español con Marco Cortes. Story Time Notes: Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children and their families are invited to celebrate stories, songs, and fun in Spanish with Marco Cortes. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Matilda

Seattle Area Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards® Matilda The Musical is based on the Roald Dahl story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Various dates and times through Sept. 6. $35 to $140. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-625-1900. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 7:30 PM. 5th Avenue Theatre 1308 Fifth Ave. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.5thavenue.org.

FREE Burke Museum

Seattle Area The Burke Museum is FREE and open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. first Thursdays. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-543-5590. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Burke Museum 4500 15th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.burkemuseum.org.

FREE Museum of History and Industry

Seattle Area Museum of History and Industry is FREE 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. first Thursdays. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-324-1126. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.mohai.org.

FREE Nordic Heritage Museum

Seattle Area Nordic Heritage Museum is FREE 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. first Thursdays. Preschoolers can enjoy a free Nordic story time from 10 to 11 a.m. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-789-5707. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Nordic Heritage Museum 3014 N.W. 67th St. Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit www.nordicmuseum.org.

FREE Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Area Seattle Art Museum is FREE 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. first Thursdays (fee for special exhibits). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-654-3100. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Seattle Art Museum 1300 First Ave. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattleartmuseum.org.

FREE Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Area Seattle Art Museum is FREE 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. first Thursdays (fee for special exhibits). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-654-3100. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Seattle Art Museum 1300 First Ave. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattleartmuseum.org.

FREE Seattle Asian Art Museum

Seattle Area Seattle Asian Art Museum 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. first Thursdays and 5 to 9 p.m. second Thursdays. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-654-3100. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Seattle Asian Art Museum 1400 E. Prospect St. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit www.seattleartmuseum.org.

FREE Seattle Asian Art Museum

Seattle Area Seattle Asian Art Museum 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. first Thursdays and 5 to 9 p.m. second Thursdays. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-654-3100. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Seattle Asian Art Museum 1400 E. Prospect St. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit www.seattleartmuseum.org.

Evergreen State Fair

North Sound Old-fashioned fair features animals, carnival, concerts, music, rodeo (Sept. 4-6), food, contests and exhibits. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 7. $12, $8 seniors and ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and younger and ages 90 and older, other packages and discounts available. Free admission 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 27. Free ages 15 and younger Sept. 3. All admissions discounted Sept. 7. $10 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-805-6700. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Ave. S.E. Monroe WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

Free First Thursday

Farther Afield On the first Thursday of the month, families are invited to explore KiDiMu for free! Have fun with a variety of hands-on exhibits and art activities. All are welcome. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-855-4650. Email: learnmore@kidimu.org. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Kids Discovery Museum 301 Ravine Lane N.E. Bainbridge Island WA 98110.

Children's Story Time with Ms. Mynique!

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Children's Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Braqnch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Family Story Time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time at the Northgate Branch

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 所有活动均为免费。在各分馆设有限额免费停车位。. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Queen Anne Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch. Room Location: Mimi Howard Reading Area. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch! Bring your children ages 0-5 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, fun and crafts with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch 206-684-4705 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español, Soomaali. Summary: Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. Description: Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time. The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5. Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources.Group is co-facilitated in English, Spanish and Somal… Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

FREE Henry Art Gallery

Seattle Area The Henry Art Gallery is FREE 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. first Thursdays. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-616-9625. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Henry Art Gallery University of Washington 4100 15th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.henryart.org.

FREE Northwest African American Museum

Seattle Area The Northwest African American Museum is FREE 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. first Thursdays. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-518-6000. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Northwest African American Museum 2300 S. Massachusetts St. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.naamnw.org.

Pond Boat Sailing

Seattle Area Rent a Pirate Pond Boat to sail in Lake Union Park’s Model Boat Pond. These 39-inch pond boats are scale models of the R-Boat Pirate, which is on exhibit at The Center for Wooden Boats at South Lake Union. Sailing these miniature racing yachts is a great way to learn the basic concepts of sailing while enjoying time at the park. $5 suggested donation. Age recommendation: All ages. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-382-2628. Email: youthsailing@cwb.org. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Lake Union Park 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit cwb.org.

StoryTime for Kids

Eastside Join Carolyn each Thursday morning at 11 a.m. for a lively hour of stories and art. Animated readings will entertain your children and help them form positive reading habits. Painting and drawing will stimulate their creative minds. Juice and cookies to follow. Ideal for kids ages 3 to 7. Today, author Katherine Pryor will be joining StoryTime to introduce her new book, Zora's Zucchini, about a girl whose abundant crop inspires her to create a garden swap that brings together her community. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-462-4500. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. University Book Store 990 102nd Ave. N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bookstore.washington.edu.

KidsQuest Storytime

Eastside Circle up with the KidsQuest staff as we learn through songs, books, rhymes, and giggles! We'll read, sing, and wiggle as we explore a new adventure each week. This informal storytime is great for families with children of all ages. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 4256378100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 4091 Factoria Mall SE. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Family Story Tiime

The Seattle Public Library Where: Wallingford Branch. Room Location: Community meeting room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Wallingford Branch Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

FREE White River Valley Museum

South Sound Enjoy FREE admission to the White River Valley Museum on the first Thursday and third Sunday of each month. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-288-7433. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. White River Valley Museum 918 H St. S.E. Auburn WA 98002. For more info visit wrvmuseum.org.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Columbia Branch. Bring your babies 0-15 months to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Matilda

Seattle Area Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards® Matilda The Musical is based on the Roald Dahl story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Various dates and times through Sept. 6. $35 to $140. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-625-1900. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 1:30 PM. 5th Avenue Theatre 1308 Fifth Ave. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.5thavenue.org.

Youth Drop-In

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - Starbucks Teen Center. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Youth ages 12-24 are invited to join us in the Teen Center on Level 3 for free snacks, activities, and access to resources. Description: Drop-in is offered in partnership with New Horizons Ministries. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library Teen Center 206-615-1410 or E-mail the Teen Center. Contact: Hayden Bass. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

3D Puzzle Building

Seattle Area Come build wooden 3D puzzle kits! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-782-0098. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Top Ten Toys 120 N. 85th St. Seattle WA. For more info visit www.toptentoys.com.

Nordic Nights

Seattle Area Join us at the museum as we launch a brand-new after-hours program, Nordic Nights. On the first Thursday of the month we will keep all museum galleries open until 8 p.m. Nordic Nights will feature music, food, tours, programs and more. No reservations required. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-789-5707. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Nordic Heritage Museum 3014 N.W. 67th St. Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit www.nordicmuseum.org.

Cartoon Happy Hour

Seattle Area Bring the family and watch cartoons on the big screen every Thursday evening as you take advantage of special food and drink offers. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Central Cinema 1411 21st Ave. Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit central-cinema.com.

FREE Museum of Flight

Seattle Area The Museum of Flight is FREE 5 to 9 p.m. first Thursdays. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-764-5720. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Museum of Flight 9404 E. Marginal Way S. Seattle WA 98108. For more info visit www.museumofflight.org.

Chess Club

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children, teens and adults - people of all ages are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction also available. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Farmers' Market Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Children of all ages and their grownups are invited to enjoy story time and crafts at the Farmers' Market right outside the branch! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

B-Town Beat Music and Art Walk

Seattle Area The B-Town Beat is an independent not-for-profit organization formed in early 2013 with the mission of supporting the development of arts, economic stability and community in Burien. The organization accomplishes this primarily through its monthly Music & Art Walk and its second program, the Art Alley Project The free event is held from 6 to 9 p.m. every first Thursday of the month in downtown Burien. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 152nd Street Burien WA.

Late Play Date

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

Matilda

Seattle Area Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards® Matilda The Musical is based on the Roald Dahl story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Various dates and times through Sept. 6. $35 to $140. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-625-1900. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 8:00 PM. 5th Avenue Theatre 1308 Fifth Ave. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.5thavenue.org.

Evergreen State Fair

North Sound Old-fashioned fair features animals, carnival, concerts, music, rodeo (Sept. 4-6), food, contests and exhibits. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 7. $12, $8 seniors and ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and younger and ages 90 and older, other packages and discounts available. Free admission 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 27. Free ages 15 and younger Sept. 3. All admissions discounted Sept. 7. $10 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-805-6700. Friday, September 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Ave. S.E. Monroe WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It is Spanish story time for children and their families!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y jugeos divertidos en español. Story Time Notes: Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, September 4, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is toddler story time at the Northgate Branch! Join us to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with our children's librarian. Stay afterward for a social playtime with other toddlers. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, September 4, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

FREE Drop-in Playgroup

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

Small Frye: Storytelling in the Galleries

Seattle Area Small Frye is expanding to emphasize skills for early learners. Now presented in two parts: storytelling and art, you can register for both parts or just storytelling. For children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers, activities include counting, identifying size, shape, and color, recognizing weather patterns and basic animal biology. Play with the storytellers from Seattle Children's Theatre as they weave together an imaginative narrative and a dramatic book reading. Then sculpt, draw, collage, and paint with Frye art educators. Each art activity is connected to content and themes in the stories. Book selection and art activity changes with each new exhibition. 10:30 to 11 a.m. storytelling, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. art. first Friday of every month. Space is limited and pre-registration is recommended; must attend storytelling time to participate in the art-making. Age recommendation: Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-622-9250. Friday, September 4, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM. Frye Art Museum 704 Terry Ave. Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit fryemuseum.org.

FREE Bellevue Arts Museum

Eastside Bellevue Arts Museum offers free admission the first Friday of each month, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-519-0770. Friday, September 4, 2015, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuearts.org.

Open Discovery

Eastside Explore self-guided school readiness activities together! Learn playful ways to practice patterning, scientific thinking, literacy skills and more! Designed for families with children ages birth to 5 years. Included with admission. $9.50, $8.50 seniors, free younger than 12 months. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-637-8100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Friday, September 4, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. KidsQuest Children's Museum 4091 Factoria Mall Square S.E. Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Lego Model Designer

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: How do Lego designers come up with ideas? What pieces should you build with? Discover how Lego pieces work and build your own model in a 5-part class with BEAM Experiences. Ages 7-9. Registration required. Description: Due to the closure of the Rainier Beach branch for improvements, this class has been moved to the Columbia Branch, located at 4721 Rainier Ave. S. 206-386-1908. Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program! We are pleased to offer hundreds of free programs to keep you engaged and learning all summer long! Go to your favorite branch and pick up a Summer of Learning Activity Booklet. Complete as many activities as you can. Fill out… Notes: Registration is required. You are registering for a multi-part series that occurs Fridays, August 7, 14, 21, 28, September 4. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, September 4, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hanuman in the Underworld

Seattle Area In this tale adapted from the Hindu epic Ramayana, you’ll meet Hanuman the monkey god, an ardent defender of Rama. When Rama and his brother Lakshmana are suddenly kidnapped, Hanuman must travel to a strange reverse world where Ahiravan, a demonic being, holds sway. How will he rescue his King in a land where water flows uphill, fire makes things wet, and eggs try to get back into their shells? Especially since he keeps getting younger and younger every minute! Join us for this fun and unusual production, and find out. Presented by actors in grades 5 through 8 with Seattle Public Theater's Youth Program. FREE, donations encouraged to support SPT's Youth Program. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-524-1300. Email: cjames@seattlepublictheater.org. Friday, September 4, 2015, 4:00 PM. Seattle Public Theater at The Bathhouse 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.seattlepublictheater.org.

Tall Ships Tour

Eastside Enjoy a self-guided tour aboard the historic tall ships, the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. Crew will be in period dress to answer questions. $3. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Friday, September 4, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Woodmark Hotel 1200 Carillon Point Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit historicalseaport.org.

FREE Hands On Children’s Museum

South Sound Hands On Children’s Museum is FREE 5 to 9 p.m. first Fridays. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-956-0818. Friday, September 4, 2015, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Hands On Children’s Museum 414 Jefferson St. N.E. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit www.hocm.org.

Olympia Harbor Days

South Sound Entertainment, food, kids’ activities, arts and crafts vendors, and vintage, working and retired tugboats (many open to tour), plus tugboat races Sun. 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 4, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Email: harbordays@comcast.net. Friday, September 4, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Percival Landing and Port Plaza 222 Columbia St. N.W. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit www.harbordays.com.

Kids Carnival

Seattle Area Themed family swim includes games, activities, prizes, and family fun. Children ages 5 and younger must be accompanied in the water by an adult within arms' reach. $5.25, $3.75 youth and seniors. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-684-4708. Friday, September 4, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Mounger Pool 2535 32nd Ave. W. Seattle WA 98199. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Apple Squeeze and Open House

Seattle Area Sample fresh apple juice from the apple press, meet instructors and try class demonstrations, and enjoy the gym playspace. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-684-7534. Friday, September 4, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Center City Cinema

Seattle Area Bring blankets or low chairs. Pre-movie activities at 6 p.m. movie at dusk. Big Hero 6 PG) Aug. 21, Paddington (PG) Aug. 28, Grease (PG-13) Sept. 4, Annie (PG) Sept. 11. FREE. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Friday, September 4, 2015, 6:00 PM. Cascade Playground 333 Pontius Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Matilda

Seattle Area Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards® Matilda The Musical is based on the Roald Dahl story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Various dates and times through Sept. 6. $35 to $140. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-625-1900. Friday, September 4, 2015, 8:00 PM. 5th Avenue Theatre 1308 Fifth Ave. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.5thavenue.org.

Movies at the Park

Seattle Area Bring blankets and chairs and watch "The Maze Runner" (PG-13) outdoors at dusk (weather permitting). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Friday, September 4, 2015, 8:00 PM. Westlake Park 401 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.downtownseattleparks.com.

Movies at the Park

Seattle Area Bring blankets and chairs and watch "Grease" (PG-13) outdoors at dusk (weather permitting). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Friday, September 4, 2015, 8:00 PM. Cascade Playground 333 Pontius Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.downtownseattleparks.com.

Canoe Mercer Slough

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

Vintage Aircraft Weekend

North Sound Planes in the sky and on land, vintage car and military vehicle displays, music, food, guest speakers and more. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 5-6. $15, $12 seniors and military, $10 ages 11 to 17, free ages 10 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Paine Field 3407 109th St. S.W. Everett WA 98204. For more info visit vintageaircraftweekend.org.

Art Walk Rainier Beach Community Festival

Seattle Area Enjoy art, food, music, dance and martial arts performances, including a special ceremony with a relative of Chief Sealth to honor the Duwamish people. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Rainier Beach Community Center 8828 Rainier Ave. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit www.rainierbeachmerchants.com.

Tall Ships Tour

Eastside Enjoy a self-guided tour aboard the historic tall ships, the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. Crew will be in period dress to answer questions. $3. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Woodmark Hotel 1200 Carillon Point Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit historicalseaport.org.

Evergreen State Fair

North Sound Old-fashioned fair features animals, carnival, concerts, music, rodeo (Sept. 4-6), food, contests and exhibits. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 7. $12, $8 seniors and ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and younger and ages 90 and older, other packages and discounts available. Free admission 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 27. Free ages 15 and younger Sept. 3. All admissions discounted Sept. 7. $10 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-805-6700. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Ave. S.E. Monroe WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

Olympia Harbor Days

South Sound Entertainment, food, kids’ activities, arts and crafts vendors, and vintage, working and retired tugboats (many open to tour), plus tugboat races Sun. 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 4, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Email: harbordays@comcast.net. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Percival Landing and Port Plaza 222 Columbia St. N.W. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit www.harbordays.com.

Bremerton Blackberry Festival

Farther Afield Vendors, food, fun run (Sept. 5), car show and Fly-In at Bremerton National Airport (Sept. 5), chalk art contest (Sept. 6), kids' entertainment and more. Shuttle available from Olympic College. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 7. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-377-3041. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Downtown Bremerton Boardwalk. For more info visit www.blackberryfestival.org.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is toddler story time at the Columbia Branch. Bring toddlers (and siblings too, of course) to the Library to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children's librarians. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Sensory Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Children. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Sensory Story Times are geared to children, age 10 and younger, who are on the autism spectrum or who have difficulty in large groups. All are welcome for songs and stories in a quiet environment. Story Time 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your infants age 0-12 months to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with our children's librarian. Stay afterward for a social playtime with other babies. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Bumbershoot

Seattle Area Comedy, dance, art, poetry, theater, film, visual arts and music on many stages. Food, arts and crafts, parades and spectacles. Youngershoot offers entertainment, film and kids’ activities (1:30. to 6 p.m. daily). See online tips for taking children to Bumbershoot. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 5-7. $85 to $99/day, free ages 5 and younger, three-day passes available. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Seattle Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.bumbershoot.org.

FREE First Saturdays for Families

Seattle Area Families enjoy free admission on the first Saturday of each month, plus hands-on art activities and entertainment. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-654-3100. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Seattle Asian Art Museum 1400 E. Prospect St. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit www.seattleartmuseum.org.

Pond Boat Sailing

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

StoryTime for Kids

Seattle Area Join us at our U District store for dramatic readings of the best in new and classic kids books. You bring the kids, and we'll provide the activities and entertainment. StoryTime for Kids is ideal for ages 3 to 7. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-634-3400. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. University Book Store 4326 University Way N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.bookstore.washington.edu.

Crafts of the Past

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

Model Railroad Operators' Hours

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

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

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Audience: Children. Language: Tiểng Việt. Summary: Thư viện công cộng Seattle tổ chức giờ đọc truyện bằng tiếng việt cho trẻ em! (The Seattle Public Library is hosting Vietnamese story times for young children!). Description: Hãy đem con em quý vị đến thư viện để theo dõi các câu chuyện, các bài hát và thơ ca. Story Time Notes: 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Labor Day Steam Train Rides

Eastside The Northwest Railway Museum pays tribute to America’s workers this Labor Day with a special weekday steam train run of the museum’s antique train on Monday, September 7th. This is in addition to the railroad’s usual weekend steam train schedule. The Northwest Railway Museum offers scenic train excursions through the Cascade foothills of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley, including a ride past the top of Snoqualmie Falls and a splendid view of the valley below. See schedule online. $20, $18 seniors, $12 ages 2 to 12. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-888-3030. Email: info@trainmuseum.org. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Northwest Railway Museum 38625 S.E. King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065.

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, September 5, 2015, 11:30 AM – 3:15 PM. Northwest Railway Museum 38625 S.E. King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065.

Train Ride and Train Shed Tour

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

Get Crafty Saturdays!

Eastside Join us for a fun arts activity on Saturdays 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, September 5, 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.

Living Voices Performances

Seattle Area Living Voices presents dynamic solo performances combined with archival film that turns history into a moving journey.  The promise of riches and a new life during a time of turmoil drives one young woman to join a worldwide stampede in the last grand adventure of the 19th century. Two performances at 2 and 3 p.m. in the Prologue Theater on the 2nd Floor. Included with admission. $17, $15 seniors, $14 students, teachers and military, free ages 14 and younger. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-324-1126. Email: info@mohai.org. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.mohai.org.

Matilda

Seattle Area Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards® Matilda The Musical is based on the Roald Dahl story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Various dates and times through Sept. 6. $35 to $140. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-625-1900. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 2:00 PM. 5th Avenue Theatre 1308 Fifth Ave. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.5thavenue.org.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: It is Somali Story Time at the Lake City Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Hing Hay Park Community Celebration

Seattle Area Enjoy a community party in the park before construction begins this fall to expand it. The event features displays of the new Hing Hay Park expansion, historic photographs of the park, children’s activities including paper lantern making, coloring, face painting and dragon hand tattoos, table tennis and chess. All will be treated to the Bruce Lee movie “Enter the Dragon “ at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hing Hay Park 423 Maynard Ave. S. Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit parkways.seattle.gov.

Matilda

Seattle Area Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards® Matilda The Musical is based on the Roald Dahl story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Various dates and times through Sept. 6. $35 to $140. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-625-1900. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 8:00 PM. 5th Avenue Theatre 1308 Fifth Ave. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.5thavenue.org.

Canoe Mercer Slough

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

Vintage Aircraft Weekend

North Sound Planes in the sky and on land, vintage car and military vehicle displays, music, food, guest speakers and more. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 5-6. $15, $12 seniors and military, $10 ages 11 to 17, free ages 10 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Paine Field 3407 109th St. S.W. Everett WA 98204. For more info visit vintageaircraftweekend.org.

Cast Off! Free Public Sailing

Seattle Area Our Cast Off! program allows visitors the chance to sail in classic boats. The boats we use include: Admirable, a Bristol Bay Gillnetter; Amie, a Friendship sloop; Colleen Wagner, an Egret Sharpie; our long-boat Discovery, our New Haven Sharpie Betsy D, or a visiting classic. Before and after your sail take a walk on the docks and discover the boats. Watch the volunteer crews rigging the boats. They’ll be happy to answer any question you might have, and you may even have a chance to help with the rigging! Rides start throughout the day and last about 45 minutes. Sign-ups begin in person at 10 a.m.; space is limited and rides fill quickly. Arrive early to ensure your first choice, especially on sunny days and holidays. One person may sign up five other people who are not present, but no phone reservations are accepted. All ages are welcome and we have life jackets for everyone.  We sail rain or shine, but wind conditions may keep us at the dock. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-382-2628. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Center for Wooden Boats 1010 Valley St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.atlakeunionpark.org.

Tall Ships Tour

Eastside Enjoy a self-guided tour aboard the historic tall ships, the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. Crew will be in period dress to answer questions. $3. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Woodmark Hotel 1200 Carillon Point Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit historicalseaport.org.

Evergreen State Fair

North Sound Old-fashioned fair features animals, carnival, concerts, music, rodeo (Sept. 4-6), food, contests and exhibits. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 7. $12, $8 seniors and ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and younger and ages 90 and older, other packages and discounts available. Free admission 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 27. Free ages 15 and younger Sept. 3. All admissions discounted Sept. 7. $10 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-805-6700. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Ave. S.E. Monroe WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

FREE Military Admission Sunday

North Sound Every first Sunday of the month active, reservist, retired and gold star member families get into the Museum for FREE! Military ID is required. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Email: kimberleev@imaginecm.org. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Imagine Children's Museum 1502 Wall St. Everett WA 98201.

Olympia Harbor Days

South Sound Entertainment, food, kids’ activities, arts and crafts vendors, and vintage, working and retired tugboats (many open to tour), plus tugboat races Sun. 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 4, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Email: harbordays@comcast.net. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Percival Landing and Port Plaza 222 Columbia St. N.W. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit www.harbordays.com.

Bremerton Blackberry Festival

Farther Afield Vendors, food, fun run (Sept. 5), car show and Fly-In at Bremerton National Airport (Sept. 5), chalk art contest (Sept. 6), kids' entertainment and more. Shuttle available from Olympic College. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 7. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-377-3041. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Downtown Bremerton Boardwalk. For more info visit www.blackberryfestival.org.

Bumbershoot

Seattle Area Comedy, dance, art, poetry, theater, film, visual arts and music on many stages. Food, arts and crafts, parades and spectacles. Youngershoot offers entertainment, film and kids’ activities (1:30. to 6 p.m. daily). See online tips for taking children to Bumbershoot. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 5-7. $85 to $99/day, free ages 5 and younger, three-day passes available. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Seattle Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.bumbershoot.org.

Pond Boat Sailing

Seattle Area Rent a Pirate Pond Boat to sail in Lake Union Park’s Model Boat Pond. These 39-inch pond boats are scale models of the R-Boat Pirate, which is on exhibit at The Center for Wooden Boats at South Lake Union. Sailing these miniature racing yachts is a great way to learn the basic concepts of sailing while enjoying time at the park. $5 suggested donation. Age recommendation: All ages. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-382-2628. Email: youthsailing@cwb.org. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Lake Union Park 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit cwb.org.

Crafts of the Past

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

Labor Day Steam Train Rides

Eastside The Northwest Railway Museum pays tribute to America’s workers this Labor Day with a special weekday steam train run of the museum’s antique train on Monday, September 7th. This is in addition to the railroad’s usual weekend steam train schedule. The Northwest Railway Museum offers scenic train excursions through the Cascade foothills of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley, including a ride past the top of Snoqualmie Falls and a splendid view of the valley below. See schedule online. $20, $18 seniors, $12 ages 2 to 12. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-888-3030. Email: info@trainmuseum.org. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Northwest Railway Museum 38625 S.E. King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065.

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, September 6, 2015, 11:30 AM – 3:15 PM. Northwest Railway Museum 38625 S.E. King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065.

Matilda

Seattle Area Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards® Matilda The Musical is based on the Roald Dahl story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Various dates and times through Sept. 6. $35 to $140. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-625-1900. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 1:30 PM. 5th Avenue Theatre 1308 Fifth Ave. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.5thavenue.org.

Labor Day Half & 4-Mile Run/Walk

Eastside Half marathon, 4-mile run/walk, and kids’ dash (11:15 a.m.) with a family-friendly festival afterward. $65 to $75 half marathon, $35 to $40 4-mile run/walk, $10 kids' dash. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Monday, September 7, 2015, 8:00 AM. Marymoor Park 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit labordayrun.com.

Tall Ships Tour

Eastside Enjoy a self-guided tour aboard the historic tall ships, the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. Crew will be in period dress to answer questions. $3. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Monday, September 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Woodmark Hotel 1200 Carillon Point Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit historicalseaport.org.

Evergreen State Fair

North Sound Old-fashioned fair features animals, carnival, concerts, music, rodeo (Sept. 4-6), food, contests and exhibits. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 7. $12, $8 seniors and ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and younger and ages 90 and older, other packages and discounts available. Free admission 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 27. Free ages 15 and younger Sept. 3. All admissions discounted Sept. 7. $10 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-805-6700. Monday, September 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Ave. S.E. Monroe WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

Bremerton Blackberry Festival

Farther Afield Vendors, food, fun run (Sept. 5), car show and Fly-In at Bremerton National Airport (Sept. 5), chalk art contest (Sept. 6), kids' entertainment and more. Shuttle available from Olympic College. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 7. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-377-3041. Monday, September 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Downtown Bremerton Boardwalk. For more info visit www.blackberryfestival.org.

Bumbershoot

Seattle Area Comedy, dance, art, poetry, theater, film, visual arts and music on many stages. Food, arts and crafts, parades and spectacles. Youngershoot offers entertainment, film and kids’ activities (1:30. to 6 p.m. daily). See online tips for taking children to Bumbershoot. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 5-7. $85 to $99/day, free ages 5 and younger, three-day passes available. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Monday, September 7, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Seattle Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.bumbershoot.org.

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, September 7, 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.

Labor Day Steam Train Rides

Eastside The Northwest Railway Museum pays tribute to America’s workers this Labor Day with a special weekday steam train run of the museum’s antique train on Monday, September 7th. This is in addition to the railroad’s usual weekend steam train schedule. The Northwest Railway Museum offers scenic train excursions through the Cascade foothills of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley, including a ride past the top of Snoqualmie Falls and a splendid view of the valley below. See schedule online. $20, $18 seniors, $12 ages 2 to 12. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-888-3030. Email: info@trainmuseum.org. Monday, September 7, 2015, 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Northwest Railway Museum 38625 S.E. King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065.

Free Swimming

South Sound Come swim for free! Capacity is limited. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-573-2532. Monday, September 7, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Stewart Heights Pool 402 E. 56th St. Tacoma WA 98404. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Free Swimming

South Sound Come swim for free! Capacity is limited. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-404-3920. Monday, September 7, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Kandle Pool 5302 N. 26th St. Tacoma WA 98406. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Free Sample Music Together Class

Seattle Area Sunshine Music Together is offering a FREE demonstration class Tuesday, September 8 at 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. (R.S.V.P.) at the Graham Visitors Center in the heart of the Washington Arboretum. To schedule your free demo class online, please visit our website at http://www.sunshinemusictogether.com and click on the "Try a Free Class" button. For more information call 206-281-1111 Music Together is a researched-based, internationally recognized early childhood music development program for children aged birth to five and their parents or caregivers. The 45-minute classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play - forty-five minutes of pure fun with your child every week! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-281-1111. Email: info@sunshinemusictogether.com. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitors Center 2300 Arboretum Drive E. Seattle WA 98112.

We Got the Rhythm

Eastside Experience drum playing, folk dancing, harmony singing and many other music activities to enhance your child’s social, emotional, physical, cognitive and language development. Discover how important AND FUN your role can be! Space is limited, pre-register. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-443-0254. Email: virginia@seashellmusictogether.com. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Redmond Ridge Community Center 10315 Cedar Park Crescent N.E. Redmond WA 98053. For more info visit www.seashellmusictogether.com.

Village Playdays

Seattle Area Free story time, crafts and fun activities for kids. Attend a Village Playdays event and receive a Playdays Pass featuring special offers to select U Village shops and restaurants. See online for more details. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-523-0622. Tuesday, September 8, 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.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It's Toddler 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time with Ms. Mynique!

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is 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, then stay and play with age appropriate toys! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Free Sample Music Together Class

Seattle Area Sunshine Music Together is offering a FREE demonstration class Tuesday, September 8 at 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. (R.S.V.P.) at the Graham Visitors Center in the heart of the Washington Arboretum. To schedule your free demo class online, please visit our website at http://www.sunshinemusictogether.com and click on the "Try a Free Class" button. For more information call 206-281-1111 Music Together is a researched-based, internationally recognized early childhood music development program for children aged birth to five and their parents or caregivers. The 45-minute classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play - forty-five minutes of pure fun with your child every week! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-281-1111. Email: info@sunshinemusictogether.com. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitors Center 2300 Arboretum Drive E. Seattle WA 98112.

Free Sample Music Together Class

Seattle Area Sunshine Music Together is offering a FREE demonstration class Tuesday, September 8 at 10:30 a.m. (R.S.V.P.) at their Queen Anne Studio in the heart of Queen Anne. To schedule your free demo class online, please visit our website at http://www.sunshinemusictogether.com and click on the "Try a Free Class" button. For more information call 206-281-1111 Music Together is a researched-based, internationally recognized early childhood music development program for children aged birth to five and their parents or caregivers. The 45-minute classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play - forty-five minutes of pure fun with your child every week! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-281-1111. Email: info@sunshinemusictogether.com. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Queen Anne Studio 2111 First Ave. W. Seattle WA 98119.

Free Sample Music Together Class

Eastside Sunshine Music Together is offering a FREE demonstration class Tuesday, September 8 at 10:30 a.m. (R.S.V.P.) at the Old Redmond Community Schoolhouse. To schedule your free demo class online, please visit our website at http://www.sunshinemusictogether.com and click on the "Try a Free Class" button. For more information call 206-281-1111 Music Together is a researched-based, internationally recognized early childhood music development program for children aged birth to five and their parents or caregivers. The 45-minute classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play - forty-five minutes of pure fun with your child every week! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-281-1111. Email: info@sunshinemusictogether.com. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Old Redmond Schoolhouse 16600 N.E. 80th St. Redmond WA 98052.

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, September 8, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St, Seattle WA 98103.

StoryTime for Kids

Seattle Area Join us at our U District store for dramatic readings of the best in new and classic kids books. You bring the kids, and we'll provide the activities and entertainment. StoryTime for Kids is ideal for ages 3 to 7. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-634-3400. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. University Book Store 4326 University Way N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.bookstore.washington.edu.

KidsQuest Storytime

Eastside Circle up with the KidsQuest staff as we learn through songs, books, rhymes, and giggles! We'll read, sing, and wiggle as we explore a new adventure each week. This informal storytime is great for families with children of all ages. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 4256378100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 4091 Factoria Mall SE. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It's baby story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your babies (0-12 mos) to enjoy stories, bouncing rhymes, movement, music and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Lynn. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English, Soomaali. Summary: Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. Description: Activities include art, music and movement, and circle time. The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 3 to 5. Younger and older siblings are still welcome. Space is limited -- arrive early! Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Family Game Night

South Sound Join us for a family-friendly night of board games. All ages welcome, kids younger than age 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: All ages. Phone: 253-548-3326. Pre-register: No. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. DuPont Library 1540 Wilmington Drive DuPont WA 98327. For more info visit www.piercecountylibrary.org.

Drop-In Chess

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

We Got the Rhythm

Eastside Experience drum playing, folk dancing, harmony singing and many other music activities to enhance your child’s social, emotional, physical, cognitive and language development. Discover how important AND FUN your role can be! Space is limited, pre-register. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-443-0254. Email: virginia@seashellmusictogether.com. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM. Redmond Ridge Community Center 10315 Cedar Park Crescent N.E. Redmond WA 98053. For more info visit www.seashellmusictogether.com.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Family Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's Spanish story time for children and their families!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador. ¡Gratis! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and 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 enjoy stories, songs and fun activities in Spanish with storyteller Xiomara Melgar of El Salvador. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, September 8, 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. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and 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: It is Somali Story Time at the NewHolly Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Pajama Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! All ages are welcome to wear their pajamas and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Pajama Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Children. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Ballard Branch for an evening of stories, songs and a simple craft. The program is geared to childre age 2 and up. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Delridge Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Bea. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

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

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English, 中文. Summary: 幼兒樂園裡 孩子們可透過玩遊戲 英文兒歌敎唱 讀故事書 做簡易手工及玩各類玩具等不同的活動方式 達到啟蒙的目的並協助幼兒們提前適應將來入學的環境 且更可幚助幼兒學習到如何與別人分享及相處的經驗。而幼兒的照顧者更可藉此機會與社區內其他幼兒照顧者交換資訊及經驗並拓展人際關係. Description: The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for 2-5 years old children. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with other children. Caregivers also build and strengthen connection and communication with their children, and connect with other caregivers in the community. Kaleidoscope pla… More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Children's Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is children's story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, dancing, singing and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Lynn. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Kaleidoscope play & learn offers a chance for children and their families to come play and have a good time. This group is open to children of all abilities, ages 18 months to 5 years old. Description: Children learn and explore through the use of art, music, toys and more. Families learn about their child's development and community resources available to them. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It's Preschool Story Time at the West Seattle Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. For children ages 3 - 5. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your preschooler to the Ballard Branch for stories, songs and fingerplays. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Capitol Hill Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, fun and crafts with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 9, 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, September 9, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103.

Music and Movement Class

Seattle Area Children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to this weekly drop-in class featuring musical instruments, singing, movement and pattern recognition activities. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-588-4900. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Neighborhood House High Point Family Resource Center 6400 Sylvan Way S.W. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit www.nhwa.org.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Fremont Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Fremont Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 9, 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, September 9, 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.

Student Wednesday

Eastside Explore the Bellevue Arts Museum after school. Students of all ages. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. second Wednesdays. FREE with downloadable coupon, pre-register. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-519-0770. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuearts.org.

StoryTime for Kids

North Sound Join us at our Mill Creek store for dramatic readings of the best in new and classic kids books. You bring the kids, and we'll provide the activities and refreshments. StoryTime for Kids is ideal for ages 3 to 7. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-385-3530. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. University Book Store 15311 Main St. Mill Creek WA 98012. For more info visit www.bookstore.washington.edu.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is preschool story time at the South Park Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Bea. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 9, 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. 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your toddler to the Ballard Branch for stories, songs and fingerplays. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Free Trial Spanish Class with Sponge

Eastside Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for FREE. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, German, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up your child's free trial. Come explore language with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Sponge 10600 N.E. 68th St. Kirkland WA 98033.

Free Trial German Class with Sponge

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for FREE. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, German, or Hindi fun! To register for this class, or to find class dates and times for one of our other languages, visit www.spongeschool.com. Email your selection to info@spongeschool.com and we'll set up your child's free trial. Come explore language with Sponge! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's story time at the Lake City Branch!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y jugeos divertidos en español con Marco Cortes. Story Time Notes: Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children and their families are invited to celebrate stories, songs, and fun in Spanish with Marco Cortes. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Parents' Night Out: Experimenting with Flight

Eastside KidsQuest is rescuing date night! Drop off the kids for a fun evening of pizza, science, and lots of museum playtime. It's a chance for both adults and kids to enjoy a special evening just for them! While you are out, your kids will put paper airplanes to the test with our motorized airplane launcher and see how high you can propel an air powered rocket. For children ages 4 to 10 years old. Pre-registration required. $35, $25 each additional sibling, $5 discount for members. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-637-8100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. KidsQuest Children's Museum 4091 Factoria Mall Square S.E. Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Bat Walk

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