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3 LITTLE BIRDS - Music Fun For Your Wee One!

Seattle Area Mommy / Daddy-and-me bonding for the newest addition to your nest! Introduce you littlest chicks to the world around them through music, movement and stories. This interactive class is tailor-made for baby birds, and is sure to get them bouncing, clapping, and giggling all the way to nap time! Age recommendation: Infant. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-602-1168. Email: info@3LittleBirdsMusic.com. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 9:30 AM. Umbrella Tree Studio 2111 Queen Anne Ave N Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.3littlebirdsmusic.com.

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

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, 中文. Summary: 幼兒樂園裡 孩子們可透過玩遊戲 英文兒歌敎唱 讀故事書 做簡易手工及玩各類玩具等不同的活動方式 達到啟蒙的目的並協助幼兒們提前適應將來入學的環境 且更可幚助幼兒學習到如何與別人分享及相處的經驗。而幼兒的照顧者更可藉此機會與社區內其他幼兒照顧者交換資訊及經驗並拓展人際關係. / The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for 2-5 years old children. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with other children. Caregivers also build and strengthen connection and communication with their children, and connect with other caregivers in the community. Kaleidoscope pla… More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 27, 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. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Children's Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, dancing, singing and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Lynn. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Kaleidoscope play & learn offers a chance for children and their families to come play and have a good time. This group is open to children of all abilities, ages 18 months to 5 years old. Description: Children learn and explore through the use of art, music, toys and more. Families learn about their child's development and community resources available to them. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your preschooler to the Ballard Branch for stories, songs and fingerplays. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Capitol Hill Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at Central Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Seating is limited, so please arrive early to pick up tickets. Description: Toddler Story time is designed for todders from 1-3 years old and their caregivers. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 27, 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, May 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Tot Trek: Ponds and Polliwogs

Seattle Area Adults - grow outside with your children! Discover the world of aquatic insects, like dragonflies and damselflies, amphibians, such as frogs, and reptiles, like turtles, at Discovery Park ponds. This program designed for 2 to 3 year olds with an adult. $4. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-386-4236. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM. Discovery Park 3801 Discovery Park Blvd. Seattle WA 98199. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Fremont Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Fremont Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 27, 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, May 27, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Neighborhood House High Point Family Resource Center 6400 Sylvan Way S.W. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit www.nhwa.org.

Little Book Worms

Eastside Join us every Wednesday, 11 a.m. to noon by the fireplace on the second level of Building Two for stories, songs and snacks for young children. Presented in partnership with the Seattle Nanny Network. Free parking validation (no purchase necessary). Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-803-9511. Email: jill@seattlenanny.com. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bravern 11111 N.E. Eighth St. Suite 5 Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.seattlenanny.com.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is preschool story time at the South Park Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Bea. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Green Lake Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Magnolia Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Amy LaVare. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your toddler to the Ballard Branch for stories, songs and fingerplays. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Magnolia Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Amy LaVare. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time with Ms. Mynique!

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your infants age 0-12 months to enjoy stories, bounces, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Beacon Hill Branch. Bring a blanket and your baby (0-12 months) rhymes, songs, chants and fun with our children's librarian. Siblings welcome. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Beacon Hill Branch. Bring your babies and blankets to enjoy rhymes, songs, a story and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Drop-in Art

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Magnolia Branch for drop-in art activities led by teens. Description: Have an interest in arts and crafts? Looking for something to do after school? Come to the Magnolia Branch for weekly art activities such as painting by string. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is tailored for students in 2nd through 7th grade. Door opens 5 minutes before the program begins. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

After School Program

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. ESL. Language: English, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Volunteers from Horn of Africa Services will assist you with homework, with the exception of school holidays. Description: The After School Program provides homework assistance in a supportive environment on a drop-in basis. Volunteers serve all youth in grades K-12. These volunteers are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that while the After School Program is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: ትካል ወለንተኛታት ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ፣ ንተማሃሮ ብዘይ ዝኾነ ቖጸራ፣ ናይ ዕዮ ገዛ ሓገዝ ከምዝህብ ክንሕብረኩም ንፈቱ። Dad lacag la’aan ka caawiniya ardayda shaqada guriga oo kasocdo Horn of Africa ayaa jira. More Options: Homework Help for Children Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Free Spanish Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Spanish class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. ROMP 13500 Bel-Red Road Ste. 7A Bellevue WA 98005.

All Ages Board Game Night

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an all ages board game night at the Ballard Branch. Description: Wanna play? Bring your family, friends, or come alone and play our array of board games from Blokus, Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride to Jenga and Scrambled States of America. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 6:00 PM.

Super Science Night

Eastside Families can explore hands-on experiments from local organizations and KidsQuest’s resident scientists. Best for ages 5 and older. $3 to $7, $3 for pizza and lemonade, preregister for food to guarantee availability. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-637-8100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. KidsQuest Children’s Museum 4091 Factoria Square Mall S.E. Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Beacon Hill Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Pajamas & Puppets

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It's time for pajamas and puppets at the Northeast Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy a puppet show -- along with stories, rhymes, songs and fun -- with our children's librarian. Description: Pajamas are welcome and encouraged! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Free Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Spanish class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Children's Story Time with Ms. Mynique!

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Children's Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Family Story Time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Seating is limited, so please arrive early to pick up tickets. Description: Family Story Time is designed for children from 1-5 years old and their caregivers. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Grupo Bilingüe de Juegos / Bilingual Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español. Summary: Grupo Bilingüe de juegos para padres y cuidadores con niños entre las edades de Nacimiento hasta 5 años. (Bilingual play group for ages birth to 5.). Description: Niños escuchan cuentos, cantan y participan en actividades de artes con sus padres o cuidador durante la hora de grupo. Tambien hay tiempo para que los niños exploran varios juguetes y actividades. El hora de Juego Libre y Tiempo de Círculo de 10:30 a 11:30 a.m. Les animamos a los padres y cuidadores traer una comida para comer con su niño/a y compartir en grupo. A traves de este grupo, los niños reciben preparacion para el ambiente de aprendizaje que se encuentra en el prescolar y kinder, ademas de formand… Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Free play and circle time from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together from 11:30 - noon. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments as well as building relationship with others. Caregivers also build up… More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Beacon Hill Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time with Author Toni Yuly

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Faye G. Allen Children’s Center. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a special story time at the Central Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories and songs with Toni Yuly, author/illustrator of "Early Bird" and the newly released "Night Owl.". Description: Toni Yuly will be signing books after her story time in the Friends Shop on the 3rd floor starting at 12pm. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Free Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Spanish class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Children’s Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch. Room Location: Mimi Howard Reading Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Madrona Sally-Goldmark Branch! Bring your children ages 0-5 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch 206-684-4705 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Queen Anne Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Queen Anne Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español, Soomaali. Summary: Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. Description: Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time. The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5. Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources.Group is co-facilitated in English, Spanish and Somal… Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Tugboat Storytime

Seattle Area Listen to stories about boats and the sea aboard the Arthur Foss, a 100-year-old tugboat. After stories, there is time to explore the boat. This is an indoor/outdoor activity; dress accordingly. Ages 2 to 5. Not intended for preschool groups. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-382-2628. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Historic Ships Wharf 866 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.atlakeunionpark.org.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Wallingford Branch. Room Location: Community meeting room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Wallingford Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Preschool Story Time at the Magnolia Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Amy LaVare. Cost: FREE. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Stories and Art

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is art story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy a special art project with our children’s librarian and Neighborhood House-High Point’s Miss Megan! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Spanish class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Columbia Branch. Bring a blanket and your baby (0-12 months) rhymes, songs, chants and fun with our children's librarian. Siblings welcome. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. ROMP 13500 Bel-Red Road, Ste. 7A Bellevue WA 98005.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. ROMP 13500 Bel-Red Road, Ste. 7A Bellevue WA 98005.

Korean Story Times

Seattle Area Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and activities in Korean presented by June Sohn. For Korean speaking children and those interested in the language. Ideal for ages 2 and older and their families. Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Phone: 206-362-7550. Pre-register: No. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Shoreline Library 345 N.E. 175th St. Shoreline WA 98155.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. ROMP 13500 Bel-Red Road, Ste. 7A Bellevue WA 98005.

Cartoon Happy Hour

Seattle Area Bring the family and watch cartoons on the big screen every Thursday evening as you take advantage of special food and drink offers. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Central Cinema 1411 21st Ave. Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit central-cinema.com.

Chess Club

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children, teens and adults - people of all ages are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction also available. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Pajama Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Lake City Branch! Bring your young children to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with our children's librarian, Nancy! Stay afterward for Family Fun Night with crafts, games, building and science. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Open Studio Night for Teens

North Sound Teens can get creative with local artists, as well as enjoy glass blowing demonstrations and refreshments. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-259-5050. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Schack Art Center 2921 Hoyt Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.schack.org.

Family Night Out

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join us for crafts, games, building and science! Young folks of all ages and their grownups are invited to participate. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's story time at the Lake City Branch!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y jugeos divertidos en español con Marco Cortes. Notes: Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children and their families are invited to celebrate stories, songs, and fun in Spanish with Marco Cortes. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Author Appearance: Peter Brown

Seattle Area Author / Illustrator Peter Brown reads his newest book "My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I am Not.)" Peter Brown is the author and illustrator of many bestselling children's books, including "Children Make Terrible Pets" and "The Curious Garden." He is the recipient of a Caldecott Honor for "Creepy Carrots" two E.B. White Read Aloud Awards, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book award, and a Children's Choice Award for Illustrator of the Year. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-789-5006. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7:00 PM. Secret Garden Books 2214 N.W. Market St. Seattle WA 98107. For more info visit www.secretgardenbooks.com.

Pinocchio

South Sound Olympia Family Theater presents an energetic, story-within-a-story retelling of the classic tale. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 p.m. weekends, through May 31. $19, $16 students, seniors and military, $13 ages 12 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-753-8586. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7:00 PM. Olympia Family Theater 612 Fourth Ave. E. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit olyft.org.

Vocalpoint! Seattle Presents Random Acts

Seattle Area “Random Acts” features the vocal, dance and dramatic talents of the 37-member Vocalpoint! Seattle ensemble, a select group of high school men and women from throughout the Puget Sound region. No theme – just great music by Billy Joel, Carly Simon, Crosby, Stills & Nash; Earth, Wind and Fire; James Taylor, Manhattan Transfer, Natalie Cole, Santana, The Rolling Stones, Tower of Power, and Van Morrison. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through May 31. $19, $12 senior and students. Student tickets are only $5 on Thursday and Friday nights! Seating is reserved, and tickets are available in advance by calling the Vocalpoint! Seattle office, visiting the website at vocalpointseattle.org, or at the door. The box office opens one hour prior to concert start time. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-3234. Email: nwc@nwchoirs.org. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7:30 PM. Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit www.nwchoirs.org.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, May 29, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Emerald Ballet Theater 12368 Northup Way Bellevue WA 98005.

Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It is Spanish story time for children and their families!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y jugeos divertidos en español. Notes: Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, May 29, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is toddler story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, May 29, 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, May 29, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories, and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, May 29, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Chinese Story Time: Ni Hao!

Seattle Area Enjoy stories, culture and activities in Mandarin Chinese. Especially for ages 3 to 6 who speak Chinese and those interested in the language. Presented by Hua Zhang. Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: Preschool. Phone: 206-362-7550. Pre-register: No. Friday, May 29, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Shoreline Library 345 N.E. 175th St. Shoreline WA 98155.

Free French Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a French class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, and Hindi classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, May 29, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Free French Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a French class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, and Hindi classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, May 29, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Edmonds Waterfront Festival

North Sound Arts and crafts, food, family entertainment, kids' games and activities, music and more. 3 to 10 p.m. May 29, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 30, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 31. $3, free ages 12 and younger. Free parking and shuttles. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Friday, May 29, 2015, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Port of Edmonds Marina 336 Admiral Way Edmonds WA 98020. For more info visit www.edmondswaterfrontfestival.com.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali story time at the Rainier Beach Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.). Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, May 29, 2015, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Free Planetarium Show

Eastside Join us in the Willard Geer Planetarium at Bellevue College to view two professionally produced planetarium shows and stay to take a tour of the night sky using our state-of-the-art Digistar 3 planetarium projector. Ages 6 and older. 7 and 8:30 p.m. FREE. Tickets are released a week prior to the show; see online for details. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-564-2323. Friday, May 29, 2015, 7:00 PM. Geer Planetarium at Bellevue College, Room B244 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. Bellevue WA 98007. For more info visit www.bellevuecollege.edu.

The Princess and the Frog

Eastside Youth Theatre Northwest presents an amusing tribute to the movies of the 80’s and a frogtastic modern fable for all ages. Frieda the frog (an apprentice Fairy-Godmother in training) decides to teach the young princess Minerva a lesson. After Frieda’s magical spell turns Minerva into a frog, they travel to Swampland where they encounter many fun and zany adventures. Will Minerva learn to consider someone other than herself? Will Frieda ace her first assignment or find herself an apprentice forever?  7 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. weekends, through May 31. $17, $15 seniors and youth for opening night gala May 15 (includes dessert), all other shows $15, $13 seniors and youth. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-232-4145, ext. 109. Friday, May 29, 2015, 7:00 PM. Black Box Theatre at Emmanuel Episcopal Church 4400 86th Ave. S.E. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.youththeatre.org.

STEM Magical Mash-Up Magic Show--FULL

North Sound Edmonds Community College engineering and science students will perform tricks and demonstrations that will amaze. Free tickets may be reserved online. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Friday, May 29, 2015, 7:00 PM. Edmonds Community College Mukilteo Hall 20000 68th Ave. W. Lynnwood WA 98036. For more info visit app.arts-people.com.

Pinocchio

South Sound Olympia Family Theater presents an energetic, story-within-a-story retelling of the classic tale. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 p.m. weekends, through May 31. $19, $16 students, seniors and military, $13 ages 12 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-753-8586. Friday, May 29, 2015, 7:00 PM. Olympia Family Theater 612 Fourth Ave. E. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit olyft.org.

Carmina Burana

Seattle Area In Kent Stowell's primal Carmina Burana, a grand-scale synthesis of dance, chorus, and orchestra, the famous cantata’s poems materialize as the entire Company unites song and score for a jubilant communal experience under Carmina scenic designer Ming Cho Lee’s colossal golden wheel. The program also includes a musical prelude to shine the spotlight on the world famous PNB Orchestra, currently celebrating its 25th Anniversary. $30 to $184. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-2424. Email: info@pnb.org. Friday, May 29, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. McCaw Hall 321 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit pnb.org.

Vocalpoint! Seattle Presents Random Acts

Seattle Area “Random Acts” features the vocal, dance and dramatic talents of the 37-member Vocalpoint! Seattle ensemble, a select group of high school men and women from throughout the Puget Sound region. No theme – just great music by Billy Joel, Carly Simon, Crosby, Stills & Nash; Earth, Wind and Fire; James Taylor, Manhattan Transfer, Natalie Cole, Santana, The Rolling Stones, Tower of Power, and Van Morrison. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through May 31. $19, $12 senior and students. Student tickets are only $5 on Thursday and Friday nights! Seating is reserved, and tickets are available in advance by calling the Vocalpoint! Seattle office, visiting the website at vocalpointseattle.org, or at the door. The box office opens one hour prior to concert start time. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-3234. Email: nwc@nwchoirs.org. Friday, May 29, 2015, 7:30 PM. Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit www.nwchoirs.org.

Bat Walk

Eastside Discover the local bat species of Lewis Creek, then take a bat hike with a ranger at dusk to watch for bats leaving their roosting sites. Bring a flashlight or headlamp, as well as good shoes, for the journey. Ages 5 and older. $2 to $3. Pre-registration required. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-452-4195. Email: tbushmanst@bellevuewa.gov. Friday, May 29, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E. Bellevue WA 98006.

Bat Walk

Eastside Learn which bats live in Lewis Park, then take a ranger-guided walk to watch for them leaving their roosting site. Bring a flashlight or headlamp and suitable footwear. Ages 5 and older. $2 to $3. Preregister online or call 425-452-6885. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-452-4195. Email: tbushmanst@bellevuewa.gov. Friday, May 29, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Lewis Creek Park 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E. Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit www.ci.bellevue.wa.us.

Seussical the Musical

Eastside The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge–not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. weekends, through June 21. $13 to $15. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Friday, May 29, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Studio East 11730 118th Ave N.E. Suite 100 Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit studio-east.org.

BioBlitz

Farther Afield A BioBlitz is an intensive race against the clock to identify as many species as possible on three very special Land Trust conserved properties, two of which are not normally open to the public. Volunteer participants can sign up to join a Taxa Team to search for and identify species of plants, animals, insects, fungi, and everything in between!  You can sign-up for as many Taxa Teams as your day allows. This event is an all-ages, family-friendly, novices-welcome sort of day. You be the gauge at what holds you and/or your  kids' interest and for how long. IslandWood's gorgeous Welcome Center seves as our "base camp" for the day.  All teams will begin and end there with an after-party (with snacks) to celebrate our hard work and amazing discoveries. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-855-4384. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 5:00 AM – 5:00 PM. IslandWood 4450 Blakely Ave. N.E. Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit islandwood.org.

Spokes for Folks Community Celebration

Seattle Area Enjoy a walk/run/ride along bridges, rivers and greenways with views of Mt. Rainier. Choose from a 40 mile round trip for bicyclists, an 8 mile round trip for bicyclists, runners and walkers, and a half-mile fun loop course. Walkers, runners and riders enjoy Celebration Stations with refreshments, bathroom breaks and cheering support teams. At the finish line, all participants join a community celebration with live music, entertainment, a beer garden and great food. $30, $15 lunch and celebration only, free ages 12 and younger. The annual Spokes for Folks event raises money for the SHAG Community Life Foundation's programs and celebrates our goal of health, wellness and community for all of our residents. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Tukwila Community Center 12424 42nd Ave. S. Tukwila WA 98168. For more info visit shag.org.

Canoe Mercer Slough

Eastside Explore the Mercer Slough by canoe. 4-mile guided round trip. Ages 5 to adult, at least one adult per two children, some paddling experience required. Children under 35 pounds must bring a Coast Guard-approved life jacket. You must arrive in time for the safety talk to participate. 8:30 a.m. to noon weekends through Sept. 6 (no paddle July 4-5 or Aug. 1-2). $16 to $18, pre-register. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-452-2565. Saturday, May 30, 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.

Dawg Dash Tacoma

South Sound Run/walk benefits student scholarships. Free kids’ dash at 10 a.m. Leashed dogs and strollers welcome. $20 to $35, $10 ages 12 and younger participating in the 5K. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-692-5753. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 9:00 AM. University Y Student Center 1710 Market St. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit www.tacoma.uw.edu.

Big Top Rock: Dream On

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

Global Citizen Day

Seattle Area Be the spark for change and explore how women and girls are driving solutions to global issues at this free, family-friendly event with hands on activities, inspirational speakers, and ideas for you to get involved. • Discover how women and girls are changing the world • Learn how you can drive positive change • Hear from inspiring leaders, creators, advocates, and problem solvers. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-709-3100 ext.7100. Email: visitorcenterstaff@gatesfoundation.org. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center 440 Fifth Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit gates.ly.

Herb and Food Fair

Seattle Area Educational speakers and workshops, cooking demonstrations, entertainment, food, vendors, guided walks and children’s activities. Limited parking ($5); free shuttle from Kenmore Park & Ride, 7346 N.E. Bothell Way, Bothell. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-823-1300. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Bastyr University 14500 Juanita Drive N.E. Kenmore WA 98028. For more info visit www.bastyr.edu.

Walk for Water

Seattle Area 5K run/walk benefits clean water programs in Kenya. Family fun afterward with prizes, kids’ activities and Kenyan food and music. Leashed dogs and strollers welcome. $20 to $30, $15 ages 5 to 12. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:00 AM. Seward Park 5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Sensory Friendly Film

Eastside Families affected by autism and other disorders can enjoy a film with lights brought up, sound turned down and no previews or ads. Bring your own snacks and feel free to move about. Today, "Tomorrowland". $4 to $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:00 AM. AMC Woodinville 12 17640 Garden Way N.E. Woodinville WA 98072. For more info visit www.amctheatres.com.

Touch-a-Truck

North Sound Kids of all ages can explore more than 50 different vehicles, including fire trucks, police cars, construction equipment, race cars and more. The first hour will be horn-free for noise-sensitive guests. The event includes live music, pony rides, bubble soccer, Reptile Man, crafts, and visit from Seattle Seahawks' Blitz. $5, $25 family (up to 8). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-421-1118. Email: mcstouchatruck@outlook.com. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Monroe Christian School 1009 W. Main St Monroe WA 98272. For more info visit mcstouchatruck.com.

Kent International Festival

South Sound Ethnic dance, music, traditional attire procession (9:30 a.m.), arts and crafts, hand-carried float parade (4 p.m.), world dance party and authentic cuisine. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. ShoWare Center 625 W. James St. Kent WA 98032. For more info visit www.kentinternationalfestival.com.

Puget Sound Starts Here Family Fun Day

South Sound Games, arts and crafts, music, food, and hands-on activities that let families learn about the creatures inhabiting Puget Sound and how we can keep our waterways healthy. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Foss Waterway Seaport 705 E. Dock St. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit www.fosswaterwayseaport.org.

Sensory Friendly Film

South Sound Families affected by autism and other disorders can enjoy a film with lights brought up, sound turned down and no previews or ads. Bring your own snacks and feel free to move about. Today, "Tomorrowland". $4 to $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:00 AM. AMC Loews Lakewood Towne Center 12 5721 Main St. S.W. Lakewood WA 98499. For more info visit www.amctheatres.com.

Sensory Friendly Film

South Sound Families affected by autism and other disorders can enjoy a film with lights brought up, sound turned down and no previews or ads. Bring your own snacks and feel free to move about. Today, "Tomorrowland". $4 to $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:00 AM. AMC Kent Station 14 426 Ramsay Way Kent WA 98032. For more info visit www.amctheatres.com.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Columbia Branch. Bring your toddlers (12-36 months) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Sensory Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Sensory Story offers stories, songs and fingerplays for children on the autism spectrum or who are sensitive to sensory overload. Description: Sensory Story Time is a special program for children ages 10 and under who have a hard time in large groups, are on the autism spectrum, or are sensitve to sensory overload. Story times are limited to the first 12 families. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Baby Story Time

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

Big Books, Little Books

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Kids of all ages and their families are invited to come and read alone or in groups, make small books, and read aloud during the open mic part of the program. Oversized "BIG BOOKS" will be available to read. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Maker Day

Seattle Area Come to a monthly Maker Day at MOHAI’s Bezos Center for Innovation to tinker, experiment and create alongside some of Seattle’s most experienced makers. Today's theme is Museum Mash-up. MOHAI’s Youth Advisors are bringing together young leaders from cultural organizations around Seattle for a special youth-planned, youth-led Maker Day. Included with admission. $17, $15 seniors, $14 students, teachers and military, free ages 14 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-324-1126. Email: programs@mohai.org. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.mohai.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, May 30, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Lake Union Park 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit cwb.org.

Edmonds Waterfront Festival

North Sound Arts and crafts, food, family entertainment, kids' games and activities, music and more. 3 to 10 p.m. May 29, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 30, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 31. $3, free ages 12 and younger. Free parking and shuttles. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Port of Edmonds Marina 336 Admiral Way Edmonds WA 98020. For more info visit www.edmondswaterfrontfestival.com.

Fiddlesticks

Seattle Area A gang of rambunctious young children happen upon a book of world records and decide to cure their German town of its 100% averageness once and for all. Part of the Seattle International Film Festival. All ages. $6 to $8. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 11:30 AM. SIFF Cinema Uptown 511 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.siff.net.

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

Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Columbia! (It is Spanish story time at the Columbia Branch!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Columbia para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Fountain Festival

Seattle Area Live music, treats, face painting, book sale and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Freeway Park Central Plaza Sixth Avenue and Seneca Street Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit freewayparkassociation.org.

Northshore Relay for Life

North Sound Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society features laps, activities, games and more, going from day to night and into the next morning. See schedule online. Fundraising encouraged. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 12:00 PM. Skyview Junior High School 21404 35th Ave. S.E. Bothell WA 98021. For more info visit main.acsevents.org.

Train Ride and Train Shed Tour

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

African American Film Series: 'The Wiz'

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a screening of "The Wiz," part of the Library's African American Film Series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the African American experience. Description: Sidney Lumet's "The Wiz" is the film version of the popular Broadway musical that retells the events of L. Frank Baum's classic novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" through the eyes of a young African-American kindergarten teacher who's "never been below 125th Street." Leaving a large family dinner to chase her dog into a snowstorm, Dorothy (Diana Ross) is swept up by a cyclone and transplanted to the land of Oz -- which looks suspiciously like a skewed version of the run-down Manhattan of the late '70s.… Rating: G - General Audiences. View in Catalog: "The Wiz". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This film series is made possible by support from the Friends of The Seattle Public Library. Run time: 136 minutes. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time)

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

Pop-Up Adventure Playground

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Pop-Up Adventure Playground will be popping up for two hours of creative play. We bring the materials, you bring your imagination! Description: All ages are welcome to join us for a public celebration of child-directed play featuring a variety of objects easily found in homes, including cardboard boxes, fabric, PVC pipe and more! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with Pop-up Adventure Play and Seattle ReCreative. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Free Spanish Language Class

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

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, May 30, 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.

Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism

Eastside Based on the popular children’s fantasy novels by Georgia Byng, Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism is the story of a young English orphan girl who finds a mysterious book on hypnosis in the town’s library. Part of the Seattle International Film Festival. Ages 6 and older. $6 to $8. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 1:00 PM. Lincoln Square Cinemas 700 Bellevue Way N.E. (third level) Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.siff.net.

Cupcake Camp Seattle

North Sound Activity during Northshore Relay for Life lets participants decorate and eat cupcakes, with the chance to enter your decorated cupcakes in a contest. The theme for the contest is "When You Wish Upon a Cure" (a.k.a. Disney). $10 to $15, $3.50 to $5 ages 7 and younger, free ages 2 and younger. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Skyview Junior High School 21404 35th Ave. S.E. Bothell WA 98021. For more info visit cupcakecampseattle.wix.com.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 適合幼童與家長參加。. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Parking is available on the streets around the branch. Patrons may pay to park in the garage beneath International District Village Square II. Enter the garage from the two-way alley behind the building via South Lane or South Dearborn. Gara… More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Lego Mania!

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Take our Lego-building challenge or create something super-fantastic from your own imagination! We’ve got the bricks, you bring the mad Lego skills. For ages 5-12. Description: Can't get enough of Lego Mania! at the Library? To find out where this week’s Lego Mania! will take place, click here. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Boathouse

Seattle Area An unofficial funeral at a beautiful, abandoned, falling-apart boathouse brings together an eclectic group of characters, each with conflicting images of their recently departed friend. Asking hard questions – but with great humor – this new script by Frank Garland tackles love and friendship, grief and loss, groups and individuals. A play about young adults figuring out how to rebuild their world and understand the past. Ensemble features actors in grades 9 through 12. 2 p.m. May 30 and June 6-7, 7 p.m. May 31. FREE, donations welcomed. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-524-1300. Email: cjames@seattlepublictheater.org. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.seattlepublictheater.org.

Carmina Burana

Seattle Area In Kent Stowell's primal Carmina Burana, a grand-scale synthesis of dance, chorus, and orchestra, the famous cantata’s poems materialize as the entire Company unites song and score for a jubilant communal experience under Carmina scenic designer Ming Cho Lee’s colossal golden wheel. The program also includes a musical prelude to shine the spotlight on the world famous PNB Orchestra, currently celebrating its 25th Anniversary. $30 to $184. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-2424. Email: info@pnb.org. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. McCaw Hall 321 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit pnb.org.

Little Red Riding Hood

Eastside Thistle Theatre presents a puppet show of the familiar tale, complete with a feisty squirrel, rabbit family and a wolf in sheep's clothing. Thistle Theatre is the only performing arts organization in the Pacific Northwest that specializes in Bunraku, an ancient Japanese style of puppetry. The puppeteers are dressed head-to-toe in black to suggest invisibility. 2 and 4 p.m. May 23-24 and 30-31. $10. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-3388. Email: info@thistletheatre.org. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Bellevue Youth Theatre 16661 Northup Way Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit thistletheatre.org.

The Princess and the Frog

Eastside Youth Theatre Northwest presents an amusing tribute to the movies of the 80’s and a frogtastic modern fable for all ages. Frieda the frog (an apprentice Fairy-Godmother in training) decides to teach the young princess Minerva a lesson. After Frieda’s magical spell turns Minerva into a frog, they travel to Swampland where they encounter many fun and zany adventures. Will Minerva learn to consider someone other than herself? Will Frieda ace her first assignment or find herself an apprentice forever?  7 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. weekends, through May 31. $17, $15 seniors and youth for opening night gala May 15 (includes dessert), all other shows $15, $13 seniors and youth. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-232-4145, ext. 109. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:00 PM. Black Box Theatre at Emmanuel Episcopal Church 4400 86th Ave. S.E. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.youththeatre.org.

Pinocchio

South Sound Olympia Family Theater presents an energetic, story-within-a-story retelling of the classic tale. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 p.m. weekends, through May 31. $19, $16 students, seniors and military, $13 ages 12 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-753-8586. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:00 PM. Olympia Family Theater 612 Fourth Ave. E. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit olyft.org.

Mary Poppins

Farther Afield Based on the timeless books of P.L. Travers and complete with all the beloved songs from the Academy Award-winning Disney film, this magical stage musical tells the inspirational tale of the amazing flying nanny, who’s practically perfect in every way. With Mary and Bert leading the way, rejoice in beloved songs like “Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious,” “Spoonful of Sugar,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Jolly Holiday” and the iconic dance number “Step in Time” as we sweep you away in this exhilarating, outdoor live theater experience for the whole family. $20, $18 students, seniors, military and Mountaineers members, $12 ages 6 to 12, free younger than age 6.  A quarter-mile trail transports visitors to another time and place where stories for all ages have come to life since 1923. The presentation of our spring show coincides with the blooming of the wild rhododendrons that grow along the hillsides and down the trail to the theater. Generations of theatergoers have enjoyed the scenic drive or ferry ride to… Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-542-7815. Email: players@ForestTheater.com. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Kitsap Forest Theater 3000 Seabeck Hwy. N.W. Bremerton WA 98312.

Free Spanish Language Class

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

Seussical the Musical

Eastside The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge–not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. weekends, through June 21. $13 to $15. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Studio East 11730 118th Ave N.E. Suite 100 Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit studio-east.org.

Little Red Riding Hood

Eastside Thistle Theatre presents a puppet show of the familiar tale, complete with a feisty squirrel, rabbit family and a wolf in sheep's clothing. Thistle Theatre is the only performing arts organization in the Pacific Northwest that specializes in Bunraku, an ancient Japanese style of puppetry. The puppeteers are dressed head-to-toe in black to suggest invisibility. 2 and 4 p.m. May 23-24 and 30-31. $10. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-3388. Email: info@thistletheatre.org. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Bellevue Youth Theatre 16661 Northup Way Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit thistletheatre.org.

Carmina Burana

Seattle Area In Kent Stowell's primal Carmina Burana, a grand-scale synthesis of dance, chorus, and orchestra, the famous cantata’s poems materialize as the entire Company unites song and score for a jubilant communal experience under Carmina scenic designer Ming Cho Lee’s colossal golden wheel. The program also includes a musical prelude to shine the spotlight on the world famous PNB Orchestra, currently celebrating its 25th Anniversary. $30 to $184. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-2424. Email: info@pnb.org. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. McCaw Hall 321 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit pnb.org.

Vocalpoint! Seattle Presents Random Acts

Seattle Area “Random Acts” features the vocal, dance and dramatic talents of the 37-member Vocalpoint! Seattle ensemble, a select group of high school men and women from throughout the Puget Sound region. No theme – just great music by Billy Joel, Carly Simon, Crosby, Stills & Nash; Earth, Wind and Fire; James Taylor, Manhattan Transfer, Natalie Cole, Santana, The Rolling Stones, Tower of Power, and Van Morrison. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through May 31. $19, $12 senior and students. Student tickets are only $5 on Thursday and Friday nights! Seating is reserved, and tickets are available in advance by calling the Vocalpoint! Seattle office, visiting the website at vocalpointseattle.org, or at the door. The box office opens one hour prior to concert start time. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-3234. Email: nwc@nwchoirs.org. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7:30 PM. Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit www.nwchoirs.org.

Seussical the Musical

Eastside The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge–not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. weekends, through June 21. $13 to $15. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Studio East 11730 118th Ave N.E. Suite 100 Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit studio-east.org.

Spirit of Indigenous People Festival

Seattle Area Celebrate American Indian and Alaska Native culture with performances, food, health information, speakers, art exhibit and pow wow. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 11:30 PM – Sunday, May 31, 2015, 5:00 AM. Seattle Center Armory 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sihb.org.

Spirit of Bellevue Run

Eastside 12K run (8 a.m.), 5K run/walk (8;15 a.m.) and kids’ fun run (9:30 a.m.). $30 to $50, $10 to $15 kids' run. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 8:00 AM. Bellevue Downtown Park 10201 N.E. Fourth St. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.spiritofbellevuerun.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. Sunday, May 31, 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.

Big Backyard 5K

Eastside Presented by Group Health to benefit King County Parks. Strollers and leashed dogs welcome. 7 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. 5K start, 10 a.m. kids' dash (ages 8 and younger). $35 to $40, free kids' dash with paid adult. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 9:00 AM. Marymoor Park 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy N.E. Redmond WA 98052.

Bicycle Sundays

Seattle Area The four-mile stretch of Lake Washington Boulevard between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park is closed to motorized traffic 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. several Sundays through September, including May 3, 17 and 31. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-684-4075. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Lake Washington Boulevard S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Cast Off! Free Public Sailing

Seattle Area Our Cast Off! program allows visitors the chance to sail in classic boats. The boats we use include: Admirable, a Bristol Bay Gillnetter; Amie, a Friendship sloop; Colleen Wagner, an Egret Sharpie; our long-boat Discovery, our New Haven Sharpie Betsy D, or a visiting classic. Before and after your sail take a walk on the docks and discover the boats. Watch the volunteer crews rigging the boats. They’ll be happy to answer any question you might have, and you may even have a chance to help with the rigging! Rides start throughout the day and last about 45 minutes. Sign-ups begin in person at 10 a.m.; space is limited and rides fill quickly. Arrive early to ensure your first choice, especially on sunny days and holidays. One person may sign up five other people who are not present, but no phone reservations are accepted. All ages are welcome and we have life jackets for everyone.  We sail rain or shine, but wind conditions may keep us at the dock. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-382-2628. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Center for Wooden Boats 1010 Valley St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.atlakeunionpark.org.

Touch-a-Truck

Seattle Area Kids can learn about and explore trucks of all types and sizes with help from the professionals who use them. Vehicles on display may include construction trucks, utility vehicles, emergency responders, tractor-trailers, buses and semi trucks. The event also includes face painting, food trucks, kids' activities and more. FREE, donations encouraged to The Junior League of Seattle. Parking may be limited; carpooling and public transit encouraged. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Magnuson Park 7400 Sand Point Way N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.jrleagueseattle.org.

Spring Fairy Festival

South Sound Music, dancing, juggling and other live entertainment, artisan market, workshops and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Crescent Moon Gifts 2502 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98406. For more info visit www.springfairyfestival.com.

Children’s Day at Seattle Japanese Garden

Seattle Area A day of hands-on activities and entertainment for families, including guided tours, a scavenger hunt, origami, taiko drumming and martial arts performances, a puppet show and more. $6, $4 seniors, students and disabled, free ages 12 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-684-4725. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Seattle Japanese Garden 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit seattlejapanesegarden.org.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism

Seattle Area Based on the popular children’s fantasy novels by Georgia Byng, Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism is the story of a young English orphan girl who finds a mysterious book on hypnosis in the town’s library. Part of the Seattle International Film Festival. Ages 6 and older. $6 to $8. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 11:00 AM. SIFF Cinema Uptown 511 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.siff.net.

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, May 31, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Lake Union Park 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit cwb.org.

Family Health Fair

Eastside The Bennett Foundation, led by Seattle Seahawk Michael Bennett and his wife, Pele, is working to eliminate childhood obesity. Join them and Seahawks teammates for a day of group fitness activities, cooking demonstrations by local chefs, and a resource fair with health screenings and information. Pre-register here: https://campkorey.wufoo.com/forms/mx5hi3j0eliduj/. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Camp Korey N.E. Carnation Farm Road Carnation WA 98014. For more info visit thebennettfoundation.org.

Mother Holle

Eastside See this charming puppet show performed by Willow Branch Puppet Theater, based on the Grimm's fairy tale. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. $8,  $7 seniors and kids, $1 more at the door. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-985-2059. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 11:00 AM. Three Cedars Waldorf School 556 124th Ave. N.E. Bellevue WA 98005.

Edmonds Waterfront Festival

North Sound Arts and crafts, food, family entertainment, kids' games and activities, music and more. 3 to 10 p.m. May 29, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 30, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 31. $3, free ages 12 and younger. Free parking and shuttles. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Port of Edmonds Marina 336 Admiral Way Edmonds WA 98020. For more info visit www.edmondswaterfrontfestival.com.

Scenic Train Rides

Eastside All aboard! Visit the Northwest Railway Museum for a unique living history train experience that has been a part of western Washington since 1957. The Northwest Railway Museum offers scenic rides through the Cascade Foothills to the top of Snoqualmie Falls. Visitors explore train cars, exhibits, and a Victorian-era depot. Regular trains operate weekends, April 4 through Oct. 18. Full passenger round- trip excursions are 75 minutes long; see schedule online. $18, $16 seniors, $10 ages 2 to 12, free younger than age 2. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-888-3030. Email: info@trainmuseum.org. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 11:30 AM – 3:15 PM. Northwest Railway Museum 38625 S.E. King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065.

Seattle Bot Battles

Seattle Area Watch 1, 3 and 12-pound robots battle each other. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Seattle Center Armory 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.westernalliedrobotics.com.

Carry 5 Walk for Water

Seattle Area What would it be like to carry every drop of water you use? Join this walk to carry water in support of communities in need of clean water. Individual and team participants will fill their containers with water from Seattle Center's International Fountain, and try to carry up to 5 gallons of water for 5 kilometers, the average walk made by people in poor countries who lack access to safe, convenient water supplies. Noon registration, 1 p.m. walk. $10, $100 suggested fundraising minimum. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 1:00 PM. Seattle Center International Fountain Mall 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit water1st.org.

Flipper Fest

Seattle Area Seal Sitters Marine Mammal Stranding Network will host “Flipper Fest,” a free educational outreach event. Make sure to stop by and learn from the experts about the marine mammals of Washington – from tiny harbor-seal pups to giant humpback whales. The event will feature 15 organizations with interactive exhibits on pinnipeds (seals and sea lions), cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises), and invertebrates (sea stars, sea snails, etc). Meet the biologists, researchers, educators, and volunteers who protect marine life. Kids will enjoy lots of art activities, including the creation of marine-themed artwork from plastic bottle caps collected by our volunteers. There will be a face painter and, weather permitting, a life-size inflatable orca on site. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-617-7801. Email: mermaidink@comcast.net. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Alki Bathhouse 2701 Alki Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98116. For more info visit www.blubberblog.org.

Modern Manners for Modern Children Part II: Parties and Play Dates

Seattle Area Birthday parties and play dates are always fun for kids. Make sure your child is equipped with the skills she or he needs to be a gracious host, and a guest that gets invited back. This class is a great follow-up to Modern Manners for Modern Children: Table Manners and More. It is a fun, interactive course that will cover receiving and sending invitations and replies, host and guest dos and don’ts, gift giving and receiving, how to write a thank you note, conversation skills, being a good friend and party food manners. The class will culminate with a celebration party where the students will practice the skills they learned. Modern Manners for Modern Children Part I is not a requirement to take this class. Ages 7 to 12. $60, includes a certificate of completion and party food. Preregister. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-708-1670. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Il Fornaio 600 Pine St. Seattle WA. For more info visit www.cliseetiquette.com.

Fiddlesticks

Eastside A gang of rambunctious young children happen upon a book of world records and decide to cure their German town of its 100% averageness once and for all. Part of the Seattle International Film Festival. All ages. $6 to $8. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 1:00 PM. Lincoln Square Cinemas 700 Bellevue Way N.E. (third level) Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.siff.net.

Free Hindi Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Hindi class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Emerald Ballet Theater 12368 Northup Way Bellevue WA 98005.

Mother Holle

Eastside See this charming puppet show performed by Willow Branch Puppet Theater, based on the Grimm's fairy tale. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. $8,  $7 seniors and kids, $1 more at the door. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-985-2059. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 1:00 PM. Three Cedars Waldorf School 556 124th Ave. N.E. Bellevue WA 98005.

Paper Planes

Seattle Area Robert Connelly’s charming crowd-pleaser follows 12-year-old Dylan as he folds his way to the World Paper Championships in Japan. Part of the Seattle International Film Festival. Ages 6 and older. $6 to $8. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 1:30 PM. SIFF Cinema Uptown 511 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.siff.net.

African American Film Series: 'Selma, Lord, Selma'

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Please join us for a screening of "Selma, Lord, Selma," part of the Library's African American Film Series celebrating Black actors, directors and films depicting the African American experience. Description: Set in 1965, during the turbulent early days of the right-to-vote movement. This is the story of a young schoolgirl in Selma, Alabama, who is inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to resist the degradation that her fellow African Americans are suffering. Rating: Unrated. View in Catalog: "Selma, Lord, Selma". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This film series is made possible by support from the Friends of The Seattle Public Library. Run time: 90 minutes. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/movies/african-american-film-series. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Tea and Crumpet Party

Seattle Area We are hosting kids of all ages for a tea and crumpet party. Tea will be served as well as a variety of toppings for the crumpets. We will have different activities for the kids to enjoy while drinking tea from actual tea cups! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-757-6314. Email: shannon.monaghan@aegisliving.com. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Queen Bee Café 2200 E. Madison St. Seattle WA 98112.

Little Red Riding Hood

Eastside Thistle Theatre presents a puppet show of the familiar tale, complete with a feisty squirrel, rabbit family and a wolf in sheep's clothing. Thistle Theatre is the only performing arts organization in the Pacific Northwest that specializes in Bunraku, an ancient Japanese style of puppetry. The puppeteers are dressed head-to-toe in black to suggest invisibility. 2 and 4 p.m. May 23-24 and 30-31. $10. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-3388. Email: info@thistletheatre.org. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Bellevue Youth Theatre 16661 Northup Way Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit thistletheatre.org.

The Princess and the Frog

Eastside Youth Theatre Northwest presents an amusing tribute to the movies of the 80’s and a frogtastic modern fable for all ages. Frieda the frog (an apprentice Fairy-Godmother in training) decides to teach the young princess Minerva a lesson. After Frieda’s magical spell turns Minerva into a frog, they travel to Swampland where they encounter many fun and zany adventures. Will Minerva learn to consider someone other than herself? Will Frieda ace her first assignment or find herself an apprentice forever?  7 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. weekends, through May 31. $17, $15 seniors and youth for opening night gala May 15 (includes dessert), all other shows $15, $13 seniors and youth. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-232-4145, ext. 109. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 2:00 PM. Black Box Theatre at Emmanuel Episcopal Church 4400 86th Ave. S.E. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.youththeatre.org.

Pinocchio

South Sound Olympia Family Theater presents an energetic, story-within-a-story retelling of the classic tale. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 p.m. weekends, through May 31. $19, $16 students, seniors and military, $13 ages 12 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-753-8586. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 2:00 PM. Olympia Family Theater 612 Fourth Ave. E. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit olyft.org.

Mary Poppins

Farther Afield Based on the timeless books of P.L. Travers and complete with all the beloved songs from the Academy Award-winning Disney film, this magical stage musical tells the inspirational tale of the amazing flying nanny, who’s practically perfect in every way. With Mary and Bert leading the way, rejoice in beloved songs like “Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious,” “Spoonful of Sugar,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Jolly Holiday” and the iconic dance number “Step in Time” as we sweep you away in this exhilarating, outdoor live theater experience for the whole family. $20, $18 students, seniors, military and Mountaineers members, $12 ages 6 to 12, free younger than age 6.  A quarter-mile trail transports visitors to another time and place where stories for all ages have come to life since 1923. The presentation of our spring show coincides with the blooming of the wild rhododendrons that grow along the hillsides and down the trail to the theater. Generations of theatergoers have enjoyed the scenic drive or ferry ride to… Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-542-7815. Email: players@ForestTheater.com. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Kitsap Forest Theater 3000 Seabeck Hwy. N.W. Bremerton WA 98312.

Vocalpoint! Seattle Presents Random Acts

Seattle Area “Random Acts” features the vocal, dance and dramatic talents of the 37-member Vocalpoint! Seattle ensemble, a select group of high school men and women from throughout the Puget Sound region. No theme – just great music by Billy Joel, Carly Simon, Crosby, Stills & Nash; Earth, Wind and Fire; James Taylor, Manhattan Transfer, Natalie Cole, Santana, The Rolling Stones, Tower of Power, and Van Morrison. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through May 31. $19, $12 senior and students. Student tickets are only $5 on Thursday and Friday nights! Seating is reserved, and tickets are available in advance by calling the Vocalpoint! Seattle office, visiting the website at vocalpointseattle.org, or at the door. The box office opens one hour prior to concert start time. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-3234. Email: nwc@nwchoirs.org. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 2:30 PM. Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit www.nwchoirs.org.

Free Hindi Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Hindi class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Emerald Ballet Theater 12368 Northup Way Bellevue WA 98005.

Seussical the Musical

Eastside The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge–not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. weekends, through June 21. $13 to $15. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Studio East 11730 118th Ave N.E. Suite 100 Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit studio-east.org.

Bow Wows and Books

The Seattle Public Library Where: Green Lake Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Practice your reading with certified reading dogs. Description: Practice reading with a new friend who is warm, friendly, and a perfect listener! Certified therapy dogs and their handlers join young readers to read one-on-one in a relaxing and nonjudgmental environment. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids' Spin Workshop

South Sound Come get messy with SPUN as you take over Becka’s Studio for an afternoon of art-making. This hand-on experience with clay includes multiple techniques, including time on the wheel with professional clay artists. If you choose to have your creation fired afterwards, drop it off at SPUN for a $1 firing. Appropriate for ages 2 to 13. Advanced registration is required. $20. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-627-6031 ext. 221. Email: mowen@playtacoma.org. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Children's Museum of Tacoma 1501 Pacific Ave. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit www.playtacoma.org.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Free French Language Class

Eastside Looking for a French class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, and Hindi classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Emerald Ballet Theater 12368 Northup Way Bellevue WA 98005.

Little Red Riding Hood

Eastside Thistle Theatre presents a puppet show of the familiar tale, complete with a feisty squirrel, rabbit family and a wolf in sheep's clothing. Thistle Theatre is the only performing arts organization in the Pacific Northwest that specializes in Bunraku, an ancient Japanese style of puppetry. The puppeteers are dressed head-to-toe in black to suggest invisibility. 2 and 4 p.m. May 23-24 and 30-31. $10. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-3388. Email: info@thistletheatre.org. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Bellevue Youth Theatre 16661 Northup Way Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit thistletheatre.org.

Boathouse

Seattle Area An unofficial funeral at a beautiful, abandoned, falling-apart boathouse brings together an eclectic group of characters, each with conflicting images of their recently departed friend. Asking hard questions – but with great humor – this new script by Frank Garland tackles love and friendship, grief and loss, groups and individuals. A play about young adults figuring out how to rebuild their world and understand the past. Ensemble features actors in grades 9 through 12. 2 p.m. May 30 and June 6-7, 7 p.m. May 31. FREE, donations welcomed. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-524-1300. Email: cjames@seattlepublictheater.org. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.seattlepublictheater.org.

Madaraka Festival

Seattle Area One Vibe Africa and EMP Museum present the 2nd Annual Madaraka Festival, a night of music and purpose. Madaraka Festival is a creative collaboration among Seattle artists in support of One Vibe Africa’s Music and Art Program, based in Kisumu, Kenya. Don’t miss spectacular musical performances by Owuor Arunga (One Vibe Artistic Director and trumpeter for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis), Blitz the Ambassador, Sauti Sol, and others, as well as an art sale featuring original work by students and teachers from Kisumu. All proceeds go directly to One Vibe Africa and youth in Kisumu. Doors open 7:30 p.m. show at 8 p.m. $25. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-770-2702. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 8:00 PM. EMP Museum 325 Fifth Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.empmuseum.org.

Free Mandarin Language

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Monday, June 1, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Free Spanish Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Spanish class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Monday, June 1, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Emerald Ballet Theater 12368 Northup Way Bellevue WA 98005.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

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

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Lake City Branch! Bring your young children to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian, Nancy! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, June 1, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español. Summary: Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time. Description: The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 3 to 5. Younger and older siblings are still welcome. Space is limited -- arrive early! Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources. Notes: Group is co-facilitated in English and Spanish. Younger and older siblings are welcome. Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, June 1, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Capitol Hill Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, June 1, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Monday, June 1, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Preschool Art and Block

Seattle Area Young children (ages birth to 5) and their caregivers are invited to come meet with others and enjoy hands-on art activities each Monday. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-588-4900. Monday, June 1, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Neighborhood House High Point Family Resource Center 6400 Sylvan Way S.W. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit www.nhwa.org.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Monday, June 1, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Library Play Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your children to the Library to play, read and meet other families. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Amy LaVare. Cost: FREE. Monday, June 1, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Teen Adviser Meeting

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: As part of the Teen Advisers, middle and high school students can earn service learning credit at The Seattle Public Library. Applications are required. Description: Teen Advisers are ambassadors for reading and the Library, help at programs, and work on creative projects. It’s fun, and there are snacks! Click here to download the application. Applications are due by January 12, or talk to the librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Applications are due by January 12, or talk to the librarian. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Jessica Lucas. Cost: FREE. Monday, June 1, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Teen Volunteer Group

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: As part of our teen volunteer group, high school students can earn service learning credit at The Seattle Public Library while working on special projects as a group. Applications are required. Description: High school students ages 14-19 are invited to join the teen volunteer group at Douglass-Truth Branch. Together we plan events and activities, work on reading, writing, art, & technology projects, learn valuable skills, earn service learning credit, make new friends, and eat snacks. Come join us! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Application is required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Shannon Wallace. Cost: FREE. Monday, June 1, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

After School Program

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. ESL. Language: English, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Volunteers from Horn of Africa Services will assist you with homework, with the exception of school holidays. Description: The After School Program provides homework assistance in a supportive environment on a drop-in basis. Volunteers serve all youth in grades K-12. These volunteers are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that while the After School Program is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: ትካል ወለንተኛታት ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ፣ ንተማሃሮ ብዘይ ዝኾነ ቖጸራ፣ ናይ ዕዮ ገዛ ሓገዝ ከምዝህብ ክንሕብረኩም ንፈቱ። Dad lacag la’aan ka caawiniya ardayda shaqada guriga oo kasocdo Horn of Africa ayaa jira. More Options: Homework Help for Children Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, June 1, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Bow Wows and Books

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español. Summary: Practice your reading with certified reading dogs. Description: Practice reading with a new friend who is warm, friendly, and a perfect listener! Certified therapy dogs and their handlers join patrons of all ages to read one-on-one in a relaxing and nonjudgmental environment. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Claire Scott. Cost: FREE. Monday, June 1, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Good Ol' Boy

Eastside Growing up a 10-year-old boy in ’70s suburban America, all Smith wants to do is watch “Happy Days,” play with his Star Wars figurines, and hang out with the girl-next-door. But things aren’t so easy when his father insists on pushing his Indian heritage on him every second of every day. Part of the Seattle International Film Festival. $23 to $25 party and film, $13 to $15 film only. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Monday, June 1, 2015, 8:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit www.siff.net.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. ROMP 13500 Bel-Red Road, Ste. 7A Bellevue WA 98005.

Beach Exploration

Seattle Area Join beach naturalists and explore the beach at low tide. Dress for the weather; waterproof footwear recommended. Locations: Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 N.W. 190th St. Shoreline. Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle. Golden Gardens, 8498 Seaview Place N.W. Seattle. South Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W. Seattle. Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W. Seattle. Seahurst Park, 2220 S.W. Seahurst Park Road, Burien. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-386-4300. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 9:45 AM – 1:00 PM. Various beach locations. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for children ages birth to 5. Description: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Schedule: 10 a.m. - Free play and circle time for children & caregivers 11:30 a.m. - Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together while children play. This group helps prepare children for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with other c… Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Village Playdays

Seattle Area Free story time, crafts and fun activities for kids. Attend a Village Playdays event and receive a Playdays Pass featuring special offers to select U Village shops and restaurants. See online for more details. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-523-0622. Tuesday, June 2, 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.

Drop-in Toddler Art

Eastside Children will learn foundational and creative art skills in a friendly and encouraging environment from inspirational teachers. Classes are timed to work with school schedules and supplies are provided. This is a facilitated art experience for ages 2 to 4 with an adult in KAC's Mezzanine Studio. $10. Age recommendation: Toddler. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-822-7161. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Kirkland Arts Center 620 Market St. Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit kirklandartscenter.org.

Grupo Bilingüe de Juegos / Bilingual Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español. Summary: Grupo Bilingüe de juegos para padres y cuidadores con niños entre las edades de Nacimiento hasta 5 años. (Bilingual play group for ages birth to 5.). Description: Niños escuchan cuentos, cantan y participan en actividades de artes con sus padres o cuidador durante la hora de grupo. Tambien hay tiempo para que los niños exploran varios juguetes y actividades. El hora de Juego Libre y Tiempo de Círculo de 10:30 a 11:30 a.m. Les animamos a los padres y cuidadores traer una comida para comer con su niño/a y compartir en grupo. A traves de este grupo, los niños reciben preparacion para el ambiente de aprendizaje que se encuentra en el prescolar y kinder, ademas de formand… Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Free play and circle time from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together from 11:30 - noon. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments as well as building relationship with others. Caregivers also build up… More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Eastside Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. ROMP 13500 Bel-Red Road, Ste. 7A Bellevue WA 98005.

Grupo de Juego en Español/Spanish Playgroup

Seattle Area ¡Venga para jugar, leer, y cantar en español! Este grupo es para niños que tienen 0 a 5 años y sus padres o otras personas que los cuidan. Se necesita llenar una hoja de registración en su primera vez. Come to play, read, and sing in Spanish! This group is for children birth through 5 years old and their parents or caregivers. All levels of Spanish are welcome. First time families will need to fill out a registration form. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6849. Email: saraht@familyworksseattle.org. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St, Seattle WA 98103.

Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Northgate Branch! (It is Spanish story time at the Northgate Branch!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Northgate Branch para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Bring your children to the Northgate Branch to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs in Spanish. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Teen Space

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Play games, hang out, eat snacks and make new friends after school every Tuesday at the Douglass-Truth Branch. Description: Drop in to the Teen Space for a new activity every week, including board and video games, crafts, and learning activities in a space reserved just for ages 12-19. Bring a friend; we'll bring the snacks and supplies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Shannon Wallace. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Drop-In Chess

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Free Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Looking for a Mandarin class for your child? Then come to Sponge and try a class for FREE. We also offer Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and French classes to children ages birth to 10. Our amazing teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Email info@spongeschool.com to schedule your free trial class with Sponge! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Family Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's Spanish story time for children and their families!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador. ¡Gratis! Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the NewHolly Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali!). Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Spanish Story Time: Hola!

Seattle Area Popular performer Marco Cortes shares stories, songs and activities in Spanish, accompanied by his guitar. For children who speak Spanish and those interested in the language. Ideal for ages 3 and older and their families. Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: Preschool. Phone: 206-362-7550. Pre-register: No. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Shoreline Library 345 N.E. 175th St. Shoreline WA 98155.

Pajama Story Time

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

Bat Walk

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