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Free Trial Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Children’s Concerts

North Sound Tim Noah July 10, The Not-Its! July 17, Brian Vogan and His Good Buddies July 24, The Brian Waite Band July 31, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Aug. 7, Recess Monkey Aug. 14, Eric Ode Aug. 21. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-257-8700. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Thornton A. Sullivan Park 11405 Silver Lake Road Everett WA 98208. For more info visit www.ci.everett.wa.us.

Evergreen State Fair

North Sound Old-fashioned fair features animals, carnival, concerts, music, rodeo (Aug. 29-31), food, contests and exhibits. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Aug. 31, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 1. $10, $7 seniors and ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and younger and ages 90 and older, other packages and discounts available. Free admission 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 21. Free ages 15 and younger Aug. 28. All admissions discounted Sept. 1. $10 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-805-6700. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Ave. S.E. Monroe WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

Kitsap County Fair & Stampede

Farther Afield Entertainment, kids’ entertainment, kids’ carnival rides (fee), food, rodeo (fee), destruction derby (fee), livestock, agricultural exhibits and more. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 20-23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 24. $9, $7 ages 6 to 12 and seniors, free ages 5 and younger, $6 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-337-5376. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Kitsap County Fairgrounds 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road Bremerton WA 98311. For more info visit www.kitsapgov.com.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

Seattle Area Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español. Summary: The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5. 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. 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 everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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, August 21, 2014, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 10:15 AM – 10:35 AM.

Family Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. 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 everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

Seattle Area 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. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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, August 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time and Craft

Seattle Area Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Broadview Branch! Bring your entire family to enjoy stories, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Stay afterward for a fun craft. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Story Time

Seattle Area 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 everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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, August 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

Seattle Area 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 the Central Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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, August 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Free Trial French Language Class

Eastside Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 13219 N.E. 20th St. Suite 203 Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Children's Story Time

Seattle Area 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 preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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, August 21, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

Seattle Area 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 everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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, August 21, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

Seattle Area Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the NewHolly Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

What the Griot Said: Story Time

Seattle Area Bring your children to hear classic African folktales, learn some Swahili and sing songs. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-518-6000. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Northwest African American Museum 2300 S. Massachusetts St. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.naamnw.org.

Family Story Time

Seattle Area 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 everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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, August 21, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Story Time

Seattle Area 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 everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

Adventure Playground

Eastside Adventure Playground is a one of a kind play area that allows kids to create their own play adventure. Nestled in the wooded forest of Deane’s Children’s Park, children are provided toolboxes, various building supplies, safety items and the freedom to create build-it-yourself play zones with the guidance of staff. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, June 24 through Aug. 28 (closed July 6 and 13). Donations accepted. Closed-toe shoes required. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-275-7882. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Deane's Children's Park 5500 Island Crest Way Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.mercergov.org.

Gross-Out Olympics

South Sound All ages are invited to compete in wacky competitions like the bologna toss, human cheese puff, lemon slurp, and more. Dress in a swimsuit or clothes that can get dirty; a sprinkler will be provided for clean-up afterward. $10, pre-register. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-798-4177. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Sprinker Recreation Center 14824 C St. S. Tacoma WA 98444. For more info visit www.piercecountywa.org.

Professor Ficklestein’s Physics Phactory

Seattle Area Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Quirky physicist Professor Ficklestein can’t wait to show off his factory’s wacky experiments, kooky creations and goofy gadgets! For ages 4-12. Description: Zone In: Explore, Create, Connect with The Seattle Public Library’s 2014 Summer of Learning Program! Attend FREE programs at the Library all summer long. Join the fun -- it’s easy! Go to your favorite branch and pick up your activity log. Sign up and receive a free book*. (*One per child, while supplies last.) Read 10 books or complete 10 activities by Aug. 31 and add your name to the Wall of Fame Finishers. Visit WWW.SPL.ORG/ZONEIN to check out fun, hands-on science activities you can do at… Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The Summer of Learning Program is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, US Bank and Google. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Duct Tape Mania

Seattle Area Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Find out what you can make with a roll of duct tape! Create roses, picture frames, wallets and more -- discover new uses for this sticky product. Materials provided. For ages 9 and up. Description: In the Zone: Explore, Create, Connect with The Seattle Public Library’s 2014 Summer of Learning Program! Attend FREE programs at the Library all summer long. Join the fun -- it’s easy! WWW.SPL.ORG/INTHEZONE - Explore all the ways you can participate in summer programming! TEENSPL.TUMBLR.COM - Create and share videos, photos, GIFs and other content: #bysplteens SEATTLE-SUMMER-2014.BIBLIOCOMMONS.COM - Sign up online to create an avatar, set up your summer book shelf and earn badges.… Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The Summer of Learning Program is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, US Bank and Google. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class

Eastside Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Sponge 13219 N.E. 20th St. Suite 203 Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Thursday Special

North Sound Imagine Children's Museum is half price 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays. No groups, field trips or coupons. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-258-1006. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Imagine Children's Museum 1502 Wall St. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.imaginecm.org.

Game On!

Seattle Area Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Move with the music, hit a home run, crash Mario Karts, cheer on other gamers and meet other teens. Whether you are a gaming expert or a newbie, here is your chance to get some game time. For ages 10 and up. Description: In the Zone: Explore, Create, Connect with The Seattle Public Library’s 2014 Summer of Learning Program! Attend FREE programs at the Library all summer long. Join the fun -- it’s easy! WWW.SPL.ORG/INTHEZONE - Explore all the ways you can participate in summer programming! TEENSPL.TUMBLR.COM - Create and share videos, photos, GIFs and other content: #bysplteens SEATTLE-SUMMER-2014.BIBLIOCOMMONS.COM - Sign up online to create an avatar, set up your summer book shelf and earn badges.… Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The Summer of Learning Program is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, US Bank and Google. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Teen Re-Creation Drop-In

Seattle Area Where: Northeast Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Need some space and support for your digital projects this summer? Drop in for help, ideas and snacks! For ages 12 and up. Description: In the Zone: Explore, Create, Connect with The Seattle Public Library’s 2014 Summer of Learning Program! Attend FREE programs at the Library all summer long. Join the fun -- it’s easy! WWW.SPL.ORG/INTHEZONE - Explore all the ways you can participate in summer programming! TEENSPL.TUMBLR.COM - Create and share videos, photos, GIFs and other content: #bysplteens SEATTLE-SUMMER-2014.BIBLIOCOMMONS.COM - Sign up online to create an avatar, set up your summer book shelf and earn badges.… Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The Summer of Learning Program is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, US Bank and Google. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Lego Mania!

Seattle Area Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. 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: Zone In: Explore, Create, Connect with The Seattle Public Library’s 2014 Summer of Learning Program! Attend FREE programs at the Library all summer long. Join the fun -- it’s easy! Go to your favorite branch and pick up your activity log. Sign up and receive a free book*. (*One per child, while supplies last.) Read 10 books or complete 10 activities by Aug. 31 and add your name to the Wall of Fame Finishers. Visit WWW.SPL.ORG/ZONEIN to check out fun, hands-on science activities you can do at… Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Children ages 5-7 should be accompanied by an adult. The Summer of Learning Program is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, US Bank and Google. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Need to Know

Seattle Area Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: What do you need to know about working, going to college, or other responsibilities? Learn something new every week when you stop by the teen area for answers, advice and activities. For ages 11 and up. Description: In the Zone: Explore, Create, Connect with The Seattle Public Library’s 2014 Summer of Learning Program! Attend FREE programs at the Library all summer long. Join the fun -- it’s easy! WWW.SPL.ORG/INTHEZONE - Explore all the ways you can participate in summer programming! TEENSPL.TUMBLR.COM - Create and share videos, photos, GIFs and other content: #bysplteens SEATTLE-SUMMER-2014.BIBLIOCOMMONS.COM - Sign up online to create an avatar, set up your summer book shelf and earn badges.… Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The Summer of Learning Program is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, US Bank and Google. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Maker Party Pop-Up!

Seattle Area Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4, Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Celebrate hands-on making and web literacy at this collaborative two-day event hosted by Geek Girls Carrots, Pacific Science Center and The Seattle Public Library. Description: Are YOU curious about learning how to program? Do YOU want to make stuff? Do YOU want to be an entrepreneur? Do YOU want to have more control over the tech you consume? Well, this Maker Party is for YOU! At Hive Seattle's two-day Pop-Up Maker Party, a global effort by Mozilla, you will learn web literacy and how to program with Python and JavaScript languages. You'll also get the chance to improve the Django Carrots Tutorials, explore other programming languages and get creative with the basics of bina… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

$1 Third Thursdays at KidsQuest

Eastside Enjoy $1 admission 5 to 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-637-8100. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. KidsQuest Children’s Museum Factoria Mall 4091 Factoria Blvd. S.E. Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Third Thursday Art Mingle

South Sound Visit Tacoma’s downtown galleries. FREE, includes the Museum of Glass, Washington State History Museum (free 2 to 8 p.m.) and Tacoma Art Museum. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-272-4327. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Museum District South 23rd and “A” Street to Sixth and Fawcett Tacoma WA. For more info visit tacomaartgroup.org.

Farmers Market Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Lake City Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time right outside the Lake City Branch! Bring your children from birth to 8 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian, Nancy. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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, August 21, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM.

JamFest

Seattle Area Music and dance performances at various International District venues, plus food vendors. One ticket gets you in to all venues. All ages. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. third Thursdays, June 19, July 17, and Aug. 21. $8, $6 students and seniors, $5 Wing Luke Museum members. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-623-5124. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Wing 719 S. King St. Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit www.wingluke.org.

ZooTunes: Pink Martini featuring China Forbes and Storm Large

Seattle Area The “little orchestra” Pink Martini draws inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop. Concert doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. and shows end approximately at 8:30 p.m. $34.50, one child age 12 or younger admitted free with each paid ticket. Pre-purchase recommended. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-548-2500. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 6:00 PM. Woodland Park Zoo 601 N. 59th St. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.zoo.org.

50th Anniversary of The Beatles in Seattle

Seattle Area Beatles tribute band Crème Tangerine will perform the same set The Beatles did during their Seattle show in 1964. FREE. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7:00 PM. Seattle Center Mural Amphitheater 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.cremetangerine.com.

Summer Sing

Seattle Area All ages are welcome to join singers from the Northwest Associated Arts choruses for a fun evening of singing with a talented artistic team. This time the public is invited to hop on stage and join the chorus as artistic directors Ryan Ellis (ChoralSounds) and Paula Hawkins (SilverSounds) lead attendees in an exciting evening of song. In addition, meet the new youth chorus conductors Colleen Thomas-Reitsman and Kirsten Shaffer. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-246-6040. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Glendale Lutheran Church 13455 Second Ave. S.W. Burien WA 98146. For more info visit nwassociatedarts.org.

Little Shop of Horrors

Eastside Youth Theatre Northwest performs the musical about a lovesick florist's unusual and bloodthirsty plant. Recommended for ages 10 and older. 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 24. $15, $13 seniors and students. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-232-4145 ext. 109. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7:00 PM. Islander Middle School 8225 S.E. 72nd St. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit youththeatre.org.

PEMCO Movies at Magnuson Park

Seattle Area The PEMCO Movies at Magnuson Park feature big screen movies, cirque performers, movie trivia and Seattle’s best food trucks. Thursdays from July 10 - August 28. Presented by Seattle Children’s. Bring blankets and warm clothes for a comfortable evening. All events are dog friendly. 2014 Schedule: July 10: Grease July 17: The Lego Movie July 24: Gravity July 31: Sixteen Candles August 7: Jurassic Park August 14: Pitch Perfect August 21: The Little Mermaid August 28: Ghostbusters Pre-movie seating is $5 starting at 7pm and includes entry for all entertainment, trivia, giveaways and vendor activities. Movies start at dusk. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Email: dana@epicevents.us. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7:00 PM. 7400 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA 98115. For more info visit www.epiceap.com.

Groucho Returns

Seattle Area Award-winning actor Frank Ferrante returns to one of his favorite cities worldwide to perform his hilarious one-man tribute to the comedic legend of Groucho Marx. Master of improvisation Frank Ferrante riffs off a different audience each night in classic Groucho Marx style. Presented by the Central Heating Lab at ACT, Groucho Returns is a fast-paced 90-minute comedic juggernaut packed with vintage one-liners, anecdotes, songs, vignettes, with spontaneity for all generations to enjoy. Various dates and times through Aug. 24. $35, $25 students and ages 25 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-292-7660. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. ACT Theatre 700 Union St. Seattle WA 98101.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Seattle Area See the musical about a day in the life of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang performed by young actors with the summer conservatory program. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13-16 and 20-23, 3 p.m. Aug. 17 and 24. $10. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-938-0339. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7:30 PM. ArtsWest 4711 California Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98116. For more info visit artswest.secure.force.com.

Crossroads Movies in the Park

Eastside Bring blankets or low-back chairs and enjoy an outdoor movie. Seating and family activities begin at 7:30, movie at dusk. Canceled in the event of rain. Aug. 7: Walking with Dinosaurs (PG) Aug. 14: Jack the Giant Slayer (PG-13, edited) Aug. 21: Monsters University (G) Aug. 28: Frozen (PG). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7:30 PM. Crossoads Park 16000 N.E. 10th St. Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.crossroadsbellevue.com.

Anything Goes

North Sound See Cole Porter's classic musical performed by young actors with Village Theatre's KIDSTAGE. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15-16 and 21-23, 2 p.m. Aug. 17 and 24. $16, $14 youth and seniors. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7:30 PM. Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.villagekidstage.org.

Vashon Sheepdog Classic

Farther Afield Watch highly trained sheepdogs and their handlers participate in herding competitions. The event includes kids' activities, fiber demonstrations, and food and craft vendors. Leashed, vaccinated, well-behaved dogs are welcome, provided they are cleaned up after and not a distraction to the participants. Dawn to dusk Aug. 22-24. Shuttle to/from ferry dock available Aug. 23-24. $8, free ages 8 and younger. Type of Animal Event: Pet Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Friday, August 22, 2014. Misty Isle Farms Old Mill Road S.W. and S.W. 220th Street Vashon WA 98070. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class

Eastside Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, August 22, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Sponge 13219 N.E. 20th St. Suite 203 Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Engineer It! Weekend

Seattle Area Meet with engineers and surveyors, see demonstrations of engineering in action, plus enjoy plenty of hands-on activities like K'Nex car building, fun with prisms, lenses and lasers, circuit and bridge design, and more. Included with admission. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 22-23. $18, $16 seniors, $13 ages 6 to 15, $10 ages 3 to 5, IMAX shows extra. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-443-2001. Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Pacific Science Center 200 Second Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.pacificsciencecenter.org.

Kruckeberg Garden Tots

Seattle Area Drop in any time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. with your young children every Friday through September for a fun nature exploration in this unique, naturalistic garden. Kids of all ages will also enjoy building fairy houses in our Enchanted Garden and climbing on the Wood Wave sculpture. Each week we offer a simple plant activity, a themed garden exploration, and a craft project. Ideal for ages 2 to 6 with a caregiver. $7 per family, free for KBGF members. Weekly themes: May 30: Excellent Edges June 6: Brilliant Birds June 13: Beautiful Bark June 20: Speedy Snails & Slugs June 27: Lovely Leaves July 11: Fragrant Flowers July 18: Rascally Roots July 25: Beloved Butterflies Aug. 1: Prehistoric Plants Aug. 8: Capable Conifers Aug. 15: Fantastic Ferns Aug. 22: Wondrous Water Aug. 29: Fabulous Fruit Sept. 5: Sensational Spiders Sept. 12: Magnificent Mushrooms Sept. 19: Spectacular Seeds Sept. 26: Autumn Ablaze. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-546-1281 x30. Email: programs@kruckeberg.org. Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Kruckeberg Botanic Garden 20312 15th Ave. N.W. Shoreline WA 98177. For more info visit www.kruckeberg.org.

Oxbow Farm-ly Fun Day

Eastside Please join us for a day of summer farm fun for kids with special needs and their families. We will nibble our way through the Kids’ Farm, do yoga in the orchard, explore worms and bugs, sing songs, save seeds, and savor summer! Wheelchairs welcome; terrain is a bit rough in places but raised beds give kids easier access. $30 family, scholarships available. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-947-8567. Email: sarah@oxbow.org. Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Oxbow Farm 10819 Carnation Duvall Road N.E. Carnation WA 98014. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Evergreen State Fair

North Sound Old-fashioned fair features animals, carnival, concerts, music, rodeo (Aug. 29-31), food, contests and exhibits. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Aug. 31, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 1. $10, $7 seniors and ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and younger and ages 90 and older, other packages and discounts available. Free admission 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 21. Free ages 15 and younger Aug. 28. All admissions discounted Sept. 1. $10 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-805-6700. Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Ave. S.E. Monroe WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

Kitsap County Fair & Stampede

Farther Afield Entertainment, kids’ entertainment, kids’ carnival rides (fee), food, rodeo (fee), destruction derby (fee), livestock, agricultural exhibits and more. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 20-23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 24. $9, $7 ages 6 to 12 and seniors, free ages 5 and younger, $6 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-337-5376. Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Kitsap County Fairgrounds 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road Bremerton WA 98311. For more info visit www.kitsapgov.com.

Toddler Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Rainier Beach Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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, August 22, 2014, 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, August 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103.

Seattle Children's Playgarden Summer Playdate

Seattle Area All kids---those with special needs and those typically developing---are invited to enjoy fun activities at the play garden on select Fridays. A caregiver must be present. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-325-5576. Email: info@childrensplaygarden.org. Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Seattle Children's Playgarden 1745 24th Ave. S. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.childrensplaygarden.org.

Boeing Classic Kids Day

Eastside Watch the pros play golf, plus Boeing jet flyover, youth putting contest, mascots, face painting and more. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $40, free ages 14 and younger with paid adult. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Friday, August 22, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. TPC Snoqualmie Ridge 36005 S.E. Ridge St. Snoqualmie WA 98065. For more info visit boeingclassic.com.

Snap! Shows for Kids

Seattle Area Snap! is a series of immersive and inspiring performances. This month features Show Brazil, an interactive live performance of bossa nova, Brazilian popular music, and original compositions by musician Eduardo Mendonça. Limited seating. Advanced tickets recommended. $5. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-432-8200. Email: tickets@fryemuseum.org. Friday, August 22, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM. Frye Art Museum 704 Terry Ave. Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit fryemuseum.org.

Free Trial French Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, August 22, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class

Eastside Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, August 22, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Sponge 13219 N.E. 20th St. Suite 203 Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Free Trial French Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, August 22, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Mommy and Me Nia

Seattle Area Bond with your baby while moving your body to music and the magic of the Nia technique - a blend of martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Reconnect with your body wisdom and bliss as you dance with your baby and get a gentle workout that is centered on joy, awareness and pleasure. First class free, subsequent classes $15 drop-in. Discounted weekly passes and financial assistance available. Age recommendation: Infant. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-407-7260. Email: vinajoybarham@gmail.com. Friday, August 22, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Dance Space 124 N. 103rd St. Seattle WA 98133. For more info visit theturnedonmama.com.

Hands-On Weird Science

Seattle Area Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Drop into the Southwest Library meeting room to create an electrical circuit with your body, learn about the stars and even practice real-life forensics! For ages 9-12. Description: Zone In: Explore, Create, Connect with The Seattle Public Library’s 2014 Summer of Learning Program! Attend FREE programs at the Library all summer long. Join the fun -- it’s easy! Go to your favorite branch and pick up your activity log. Sign up and receive a free book*. (*One per child, while supplies last.) Read 10 books or complete 10 activities by Aug. 31 and add your name to the Wall of Fame Finishers. Visit WWW.SPL.ORG/ZONEIN to check out fun, hands-on science activities you can do at… Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The Summer of Learning Program is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, US Bank and Google. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, August 22, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Moonfest Outdoor Music Festival

Farther Afield Three-day music festival includes camping, food vendors, and performances by Vicci Martinez and Austin Jenckes of "The Voice," Roger Fisher of Heart, Leroy Bell, Massey Ferguson and more. $90, free ages 15 and younger with paid adult. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Friday, August 22, 2014, 3:00 PM – Saturday, August 23, 2014, 12:00 AM. Lake Leland 322 Munn Road Quilcene WA 98376. For more info visit moonfest2014.com.

Science & Fiction: Tween Book Group

Seattle Area Where: Broadview Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Challenge your inner scientist, mathematician or engineer! Read a mix of real science and science fiction books this summer and talk about them with other tweens. For ages 9-12. Description: Children: Zone In: Explore, Create, Connect with The Seattle Public Library’s 2014 Summer of Learning Program! Attend FREE programs at the Library all summer long. Join the fun -- it’s easy! Go to your favorite branch and pick up your activity log. Sign up and receive a free book*. (*One per child, while supplies last.) Read 10 books or complete 10 activities by Aug. 31 and add your name to the Wall of Fame Finishers. Visit WWW.SPL.ORG/ZONEIN to check out fun, hands-on science activities you… Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The Summer of Learning Program is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, US Bank and Google. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, August 22, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Maker Party Pop-Up!

Seattle Area Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4, Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Celebrate hands-on making and web literacy at this collaborative two-day event hosted by Geek Girls Carrots, Pacific Science Center and The Seattle Public Library. Description: Are YOU curious about learning how to program? Do YOU want to make stuff? Do YOU want to be an entrepreneur? Do YOU want to have more control over the tech you consume? Well, this Maker Party is for YOU! At Hive Seattle's two-day Pop-Up Maker Party, a global effort by Mozilla, you will learn web literacy and how to program with Python and JavaScript languages. You'll also get the chance to improve the Django Carrots Tutorials, explore other programming languages and get creative with the basics of bina… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, August 22, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Summer Bash Outdoor Movie

South Sound Bring blankets or folding chairs and enjoy music, face painting, bounce houses, and an outdoor showing of Planes (PG). Seating and activities at 5 p.m. movie at dusk. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Friday, August 22, 2014, 5:00 PM. Center at Norpoint 4818 Nassau Ave. N.E. Tacoma WA 98422. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Providence Mount St. Vincent Summer Concert

Seattle Area Bring your family and friends to a summer concert party on Providence Mount St. Vincent's patio. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Enjoy food, beer and wine available for purchase and free popcorn and snow cones. There will also be special activities just for kids such as face painting. Today's concert features The 85th Street Big Band, featuring swing favorites from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s including classic songs by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Nat King Cole. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-938-5790. Email: anna.cronin@providence.org. Friday, August 22, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Providence Mount St. Vincent 4831 35th Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit www.providence.org.

Loyal Heights Outdoor Movie

Seattle Area Join Loyal Heights for our first outdoor family movie experience! Please arrive early to find a great spot outside on the lawn for our feature presentation of Disney's Frozen (PG). There will be a food truck onsite to purchase dinner as well as a raffle for a child’s bicycle at the end of the show. Popcorn and snacks also available to purchase. FREE, donations accepted. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-684-4052. Email: rachel.bruno@seattle.gov. Friday, August 22, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Loyal Heights Community Center 2101 N.W. 77th St. Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

As You Like It

Seattle Area SPT Youth update the setting of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy-romance to 1990s Las Vegas, where Rosalind and Celia escape the greed and cruelty of their high-rolling parents and run away to the idylls of a Lollapalooza-like music festival where the line-up includes artists, musicians, and a new world of thinking. Because, you know, “All the world’s a stage.” This ensemble features actors grades 9 to 12. 7 p.m. Aug. 15-16 and 22-23, 2 p.m. Aug. 17 and 23.  Admission to all youth performances are free to the community. Donations are encouraged to support SPT’s Theater Youth Program and to offer student tuition assistance. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-524-1300. Email: pr@seattlepublictheater.org. Friday, August 22, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Seattle Public Theatre at The Bathhouse 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N. Seattle WA 98103.

Little Shop of Horrors

Eastside Youth Theatre Northwest performs the musical about a lovesick florist's unusual and bloodthirsty plant. Recommended for ages 10 and older. 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 24. $15, $13 seniors and students. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-232-4145 ext. 109. Friday, August 22, 2014, 7:00 PM. Islander Middle School 8225 S.E. 72nd St. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit youththeatre.org.

Movies in the Park

South Sound Frozen (PG). Bring blankets or chairs. Concessions available. Pre-show activities start at 7 p.m. movie starts at dusk. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Friday, August 22, 2014, 7:00 PM. Sprinker Recreation Center 14824 C St. S. Tacoma WA 98444. For more info visit www.piercecountywa.org.

Groucho Returns

Seattle Area Award-winning actor Frank Ferrante returns to one of his favorite cities worldwide to perform his hilarious one-man tribute to the comedic legend of Groucho Marx. Master of improvisation Frank Ferrante riffs off a different audience each night in classic Groucho Marx style. Presented by the Central Heating Lab at ACT, Groucho Returns is a fast-paced 90-minute comedic juggernaut packed with vintage one-liners, anecdotes, songs, vignettes, with spontaneity for all generations to enjoy. Various dates and times through Aug. 24. $35, $25 students and ages 25 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-292-7660. Friday, August 22, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. ACT Theatre 700 Union St. Seattle WA 98101.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Seattle Area See the musical about a day in the life of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang performed by young actors with the summer conservatory program. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13-16 and 20-23, 3 p.m. Aug. 17 and 24. $10. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-938-0339. Friday, August 22, 2014, 7:30 PM. ArtsWest 4711 California Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98116. For more info visit artswest.secure.force.com.

Anything Goes

North Sound See Cole Porter's classic musical performed by young actors with Village Theatre's KIDSTAGE. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15-16 and 21-23, 2 p.m. Aug. 17 and 24. $16, $14 youth and seniors. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Friday, August 22, 2014, 7:30 PM. Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.villagekidstage.org.

Family Summer Outdoor Cinema Series

Seattle Area Despicable Me 2 (PG) Aug. 8, The Nut Job (PG) Aug. 15, Frozen (PG) Aug. 22. Bring a blanket or chairs. Concessions available. 8 p.m. movie at dusk. FREE, suggested donation of two non-perishable items per person. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-768-2822. Friday, August 22, 2014, 8:00 PM. Tukwila Community Center 12424 42nd Ave. S. Tukwila WA 98168. For more info visit www.tukwilawa.gov.

Outdoor Cinema

South Sound Man of Steel (PG-13) July 11, The Sandlot (PG) July 25, Despicable Me 2 (PG) Aug. 8, Planes (PG) Aug. 22. Bring a blanket and chairs. Concessions sold. Movie at dusk. FREE. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-841-5457. Friday, August 22, 2014, 8:00 PM. Bradley Lake Park 531 31st Ave. S.E. Puyallup WA 98374. For more info visit www.cityofpuyallup.org.

CinemaGig Outdoor Movies

South Sound Gig Harbor’s outdoor summer theater for families. Bring low chairs and a blanket. Cancelled in cases of rain or high wind. The Help (PG-13) 9:15 p.m. today, Remember the Titans (PG) 9 p.m. July 25, Big Miracle (PG) 8:30 p.m. Aug. 8, Jaws (PG) 8:15 p.m. Aug. 22. FREE. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Friday, August 22, 2014, 8:15 PM. Donkey Creek Park 8714 Harborview Drive Gig Harbor WA 98332. For more info visit www.gigharborguide.com.

Movies at the Marina

Seattle Area Despicable Me 2 (PG) Aug. 15, Hook (PG) Aug. 22. Bring blankets or chairs. Popcorn provided. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-787-3006. Friday, August 22, 2014, 8:45 PM – 10:45 PM. Shilshole Bay Marina 7001 Seaview Ave. N.W. Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit www.portseattle.org.

Vashon Sheepdog Classic

Farther Afield Watch highly trained sheepdogs and their handlers participate in herding competitions. The event includes kids' activities, fiber demonstrations, and food and craft vendors. Leashed, vaccinated, well-behaved dogs are welcome, provided they are cleaned up after and not a distraction to the participants. Dawn to dusk Aug. 22-24. Shuttle to/from ferry dock available Aug. 23-24. $8, free ages 8 and younger. Type of Animal Event: Pet Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, August 23, 2014. Misty Isle Farms Old Mill Road S.W. and S.W. 220th Street Vashon WA 98070. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.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. 8:45 a.m. to noon weekends through Sept. 1 (no paddle June 14-15 or Aug. 2-3). $16 to $18, pre-register. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-452-2565. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 8:45 AM – 12:00 PM. Enatai Beach Park 3519 108th Ave. S.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Hopscotch CD

Seattle Area Come discover a 2.9 mile hopscotch course through Seattle's Central District. Along the course you'll find art, books, face painting, food, music, garage sales and plenty of other festivities. And don't miss the 1 p.m. attempt to set the world record for "Most People Hopscotching At Once." Thanks to the Central District Association, don't miss the Hopscotch After Party from 4 to 8 p.m. at 23rd and Union with music, food, kids'  carnival, dancing and more. See map online. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 2.9 miles of hopscotch from Jackson St. to Union St. in the Central District, Seattle. For more info visit www.hopscotchcd.com.

Monroe Fair Days Parade

North Sound Running for over 40 years, the Monroe Fair Days Parade features pre- and post-parade activities. See race cars, horses, pirates and more! Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-794-5488. Email: director@monroewachamber.org. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Main Street Monroe WA 98272. For more info visit choosemonroe.com.

Hounds on the Hill

South Sound 2-mile dog walk, plus demonstrations, games and contests, and a pet-friendly street fair. See online for rules. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. walk at 9:30 a.m. $20. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Bradley Lake Park 531 31st Ave. S.E. Puyallup WA 98374. For more info visit www.houndsonthehill.org.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class with Sponge

North Sound Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Playdate Café 4114 198th St. S.W. Suite 3 Lynnwood WA 98036. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Beatles Anniversary

Seattle Area Fifty years ago, The Beatles played a concert at Seattle Center. We are joining Seattle Center in creating a kid-friendly version of the celebration! Make a Beatles inspired beetle to take home or explore music and instruments with Little Wing. Included with admission. $8.25, $7.25 grandparents, $7 active military, free younger than 12 months. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-1768. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Seattle Children's Museum 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit thechildrensmuseum.org.

Engineer It! Weekend

Seattle Area Meet with engineers and surveyors, see demonstrations of engineering in action, plus enjoy plenty of hands-on activities like K'Nex car building, fun with prisms, lenses and lasers, circuit and bridge design, and more. Included with admission. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 22-23. $18, $16 seniors, $13 ages 6 to 15, $10 ages 3 to 5, IMAX shows extra. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-443-2001. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Pacific Science Center 200 Second Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.pacificsciencecenter.org.

Saturday Fun Days at Bell Street Park

Seattle Area Come enjoy giant games, Imagination Playground, art activities and more, Saturdays through Sept. 10. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Bell Street Park Between Second and Third Avenue Seattle WA 98121. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

STEM Back-to-School Weekend

Seattle Area Information and giveaways for students about science, technology, engineering and math opportunities. Aug. 23 includes the annual Space Elevator conference, which will include some programs and displays for families. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 23-24. Included with admission. $19, $16 seniors, $11 ages 5 to 17, free military with ID and ages 4 and younger. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-764-5720. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The Museum of Flight 9404 E. Marginal Way S. Seattle WA 98108. For more info visit www.museumofflight.org.

Touch-a-Truck

Seattle Area Kids can see and climb into a variety of trucks, including those used by police, fire, public works and more. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-973-4680. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Tyee Educational Complex 4424 S. 188th St. SeaTac WA 98188. For more info visit www.ci.seatac.wa.us.

Evergreen State Fair

North Sound Old-fashioned fair features animals, carnival, concerts, music, rodeo (Aug. 29-31), food, contests and exhibits. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Aug. 31, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 1. $10, $7 seniors and ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and younger and ages 90 and older, other packages and discounts available. Free admission 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 21. Free ages 15 and younger Aug. 28. All admissions discounted Sept. 1. $10 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-805-6700. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Ave. S.E. Monroe WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

Future of Flight Weekend Family Workshops

North Sound Families are invited to come enjoy a story time and hands-on project that helps kids understand principles of flight and creativity in design. Workshops are held at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. weekends through Aug. 31 and are included in gallery admission or membership. There is a separate admission for the Boeing tour, which requires participants to be at least four feet tall. Gallery admission is $10, $5 ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Future of Flight Aviation Center 8415 Paine Field Blvd. Mukilteo WA 98275. For more info visit www.futureofflight.org.

Arctic Blast

South Sound Keep cool with an Arctic Blast in the middle of summer. Build a snowman, enjoy a chilly treat, and watch the animals as they play in piles of ice! Included with admission. $17, $16 seniors, $13 ages 5 to 12, $8.75 ages 3 and 4, free ages 2 and younger. Discounts for military, Pierce County residents, and purchasing online. Type of Animal Event: Zoo Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-591-5337. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium 5400 N. Pearl St. Tacoma WA 98407. For more info visit www.pdza.org.

Edible Science Lab

South Sound Aspiring scientists and sprouting gardeners ages 3 to 13 set out on a journey of exploration and discovery and realize that the edible garden is full of fascinating FUN! Their travels lead them through several hands-on learning stations that bring out the scientists and gardeners within. The Edible Science Lab is made possible through the joint efforts of Growing Green Kids and Witty Scientists. Growing Green Kids is an enrichment program that provides garden-enhanced nutrition and culinary education in a fun and active way. Therese McHenry, a teacher by trade, left the traditional classroom to start Growing Green Kids where she is passionate about encouraging young gardeners and chefs to interact with nature and food. It's all about learning by doing in her action-oriented, child-centered classes and workshops. Witty Scientists, founded by Mariola Kulawiec PhD, provides children with age appropriate "Science Demos With a Twist." Through Witty Scientists, Mariola shares the joy of experimentation and… Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-300-1889. Email: Therese@GrowingGreenKids.net. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 AM. Growing Green Kids 20258 142nd Ave. S.E. Kent WA 98042. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Family Nature Walk

South Sound Explore Tacoma parks during these seasonal naturalist-led walks. Discover the amazing plants and animals that live in these parks and how they adapt to the different seasons. Not recommended for wheelchairs, strollers or children younger than age 3. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-591-6439. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Titlow Park 8425 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98465. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Feeding Frenzy

South Sound All animals love to eat! See how keepers present food in creative ways to stimulate each animal’s natural food-finding behaviors and watch the animals enjoy specialized meals. Included with admission. $19.75, $18.25 seniors, $12.25 ages 5 to 12, $9.25 ages 3 and 4. Discounts for military and Pierce County residents. Type of Animal Event: Zoo Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-832-6117. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Northwest Trek Wildlife Park 11610 Trek Drive E. Eatonville WA 98328. For more info visit www.nwtrek.org.

Sand in the City

South Sound Beach party with sand sculptures, food, entertainment, hands-on kids’ activities and more. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24. Grandparents’ Day (Aug. 24) includes special activities for grandparents and kids. FREE outdoor activities, admission ($8.95 to $10.95) applies indoors. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 360-956-0818 ext. 151. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Hands On Children’s Museum 414 Jefferson St. N.E. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit www.hocm.org.

Family Day at Bloedel Reserve

Farther Afield Hear music from Recess Monkey and Johnny Bregar, plus enjoy the beautiful gardens. Picnics will be allowed during this event. $15, $10 seniors, $8 ages 13 to 18 and students with ID, free ages 12 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-842-7631. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Bloedel Reserve 7571 N.E. Dolphin Drive Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit www.bloedelreserve.org.

Kitsap County Fair & Stampede

Farther Afield Entertainment, kids’ entertainment, kids’ carnival rides (fee), food, rodeo (fee), destruction derby (fee), livestock, agricultural exhibits and more. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 20-23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 24. $9, $7 ages 6 to 12 and seniors, free ages 5 and younger, $6 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-337-5376. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Kitsap County Fairgrounds 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road Bremerton WA 98311. For more info visit www.kitsapgov.com.

Sensory Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Sensory Story Time is geared for children who have a hard time in large groups, are on the autism spectrum, or are sensitive to sensory overload. For ages 10 and under. Description: Our librarians will use preschool-level books, songs and movement during story times. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Sensory story times are first come, first served and limited to 12 families. These story times are not appropriate for day cares. 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, August 23, 2014, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Sensory Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Sensory Story Time is geared for children who have a hard time in large groups, are on the autism spectrum, or are sensitive to sensory overload. For ages 10 and under. Description: Our librarians will use preschool-level books, songs and movement during story times. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Sensory story times are first come, first served and limited to 12 families. These story times are not appropriate for day cares. 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, August 23, 2014, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class

Eastside Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 13219 N.E. 20th St. Suite 203 Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Free Trial Spanish Class with Sponge

Eastside Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free! Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! To register for a free class, choose your preferred date and time and email your selection to info@spongeschool.com. Spend some of your summer with Sponge! Age recommendation: Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-227-7138. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. The Nest 17530 132nd Ave. N.E. Suite B Woodinville WA 98072. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Tibet Fest

Seattle Area Tibetan cultural performances, bazaar, traditional food, costumes, children’s activities and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-684-7200. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.washingtontibet.org.

DigiPen Day

Eastside Come celebrate, play, and see for yourself what DigiPen is all about at DigiPen Day! This special event marks the four-year anniversary of the ribbon-cutting at DigiPen’s current Redmond campus, where Mayor John Marchione officially declared August 27, 2010 “DigiPen Day” in the city of Redmond. Visit DigiPen’s campus today and enjoy: • Fun games, including video game made by our students • Life drawing and painting sessions • Free food, drinks, and snacks • Cool prizes, including DigiPen apparel All guests must register online in advance. Participants who do not register online in advance must sign a waiver form at the entrance. Attendees younger than age 18 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian. Please be prepared to show a photo ID on the day of the event. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-629-5001. Email: outreach@digipen.edu. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. DigiPen Institute of Technology 9931 Willows Road N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.digipen.edu.

Beach Art Festival

North Sound Each individual or team will create drawings or sculptures using nothing but the inanimate objects found on the beach. Participants will be eligible for a gift card drawing afterward. FREE. Discover Pass required to park. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 360-387-3342. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Cama Beach State Park 1880 S.W. Camano Drive Camano Island WA 98282. For more info visit camabeachfoundation.org.

Board Bash

North Sound Skateboarding competition for ages 6 through adult, broken down into four age categories. Prizes, food and music, too. Registration 11 a.m. to noon, competition noon to 3 p.m. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-745-1891. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Mill Creek Sports Park skate park 13903 North Creek Drive Mill Creek WA 98012. For more info visit cityofmillcreek.com.

Snoqualmie Ice Cream-O-Rama

North Sound Food, ice cream, animals and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 360-688-8535. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Snoqualmie Ice Cream 21106 86th Ave. S.E. Maltby WA 98296. For more info visit www.snoqualmieicecream.com.

Crafts of the Past

South Sound Each weekend from May 3 through September 28 a different artist will be “in-residence” at the Fort with displays and demonstrations of their work. Most will also offer guests the opportunity to try the craft themselves. Featured crafts include Native American basketry, metal engraving, millinery, botanical illustration, broom making, and blacksmithing. Included with admission. $7, $6 seniors and active military, $5 students, $4 ages 4 to 17, free ages 3 and younger, $22 family. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-591-5339. Email: fortnisqually@tacomaparks.com. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Fort Nisqually Point Defiance Park 5400 N. Pearl St. #11 Tacoma WA 98407. For more info visit www.fortnisqually.org.

Family Workshop

South Sound Families with kids ages 5 to 12 can build, tinker and explore the world of cars with different hands-on projects the fourth Saturday of each month. $5 to $8 plus museum admission ($14, $12 students, seniors and military, $8 ages 5 to 12, free ages 4 and younger). Pre-register. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-683-3964. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. LeMay America’s Car Museum 2702 E. D St. Tacoma WA 98421. For more info visit www.lemaymuseum.org.

Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

Seattle Area 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 everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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, August 23, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Duwamish River Festival

Seattle Area Music, food, information booths, kids’ activities and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-453-9803. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Duwamish Waterway Park 7900 10th Ave. S. Seattle WA 98108. For more info visit duwamishcleanup.org.

Tukwila Kids' Festival

Seattle Area Community resource fair, exhibits, entertainment, interactive booths and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Cascade View Park 14211 37th Ave. S. Tukwila WA 98168. For more info visit www.tukwilawa.gov.

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. Noon Saturdays. $20, $18 seniors, $15 kids, free younger than age 2. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-888-3030. Email: info@trainmuseum.org. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 12:00 PM. Northwest Railway Museum 38625 S.E. King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065.

Ace Out Hunger

North Sound Ace Out Hunger will be hosting its second event in the Seattle area to raise canned food donations for local Seattle food banks by offering free professional instruction! All ages and levels are welcome to participate in three clinics which include: • Cardio Tennis • 10 and under Tennis • Tennis 101 Racquets and will be provided for those who do not have their own. The event will be held indoors rain or shine. Please bring a minimum of three cans of food to participate. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-898-9716. Email: bashatennis@gmail.com. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Forest Crest Athletic Club 4901 238th St. S.W. Mountlake Terrace WA 98043.

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time)

Seattle Area 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: Các sự kiện và chương trình của thư viện hoàn toàn miễn phí. Không bắt buộc phải ghi danh trước. Translation: Bring your child to the library to celebrate stories, songs and rhymes in Vietnamese! 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, August 23, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Living Voices

Seattle Area Living Voices presents dynamic solo performances uniquely combined with archival film that turns history into a moving personal journey. Included with admission. $17, $15 seniors, $14 students and military, free ages 14 and younger with an adult.  Aug. 23: Share the story of America's families confronted by the stock market crash of 1929 and the Dust Bowl. Struggling to keep his family together, one young man experiences the loss of his home, the separation of his family, and economic prejudice. Travel hundreds of miles from Oklahoma to the Grand Coulee Dam; discover an American tragedy and the courage to survive.  Sept. 27: Witness the dynamically changing Northwest at the turn of the century. The expansion of the railroad, the discovery of gold, labor struggles, and world war - these are the passages experienced by a young Swedish immigrant and her community. As she interacts with her African, Asian, and Native American neighbors you'll discover the diversity of the American experience. Age recommendation: All ages. Phone: 206-324-1126. Email: lauren.semet@mohai.org. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 1:00 PM. MOHAI 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.mohai.org.

Get Crafty Saturdays!

Eastside Hands-on crafts related to current exhibit at Bellevue Arts Museum. Ages 4 to 12. 1 to 3 p.m. $2 materials fee, or free with admission. $10, $7 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, August 23, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuearts.org.

Edible Science Lab

South Sound Aspiring scientists and sprouting gardeners ages 3 to 13 set out on a journey of exploration and discovery and realize that the edible garden is full of fascinating FUN! Their travels lead them through several hands-on learning stations that bring out the scientists and gardeners within. The Edible Science Lab is made possible through the joint efforts of Growing Green Kids and Witty Scientists. Growing Green Kids is an enrichment program that provides garden-enhanced nutrition and culinary education in a fun and active way. Therese McHenry, a teacher by trade, left the traditional classroom to start Growing Green Kids where she is passionate about encouraging young gardeners and chefs to interact with nature and food. It's all about learning by doing in her action-oriented, child-centered classes and workshops. Witty Scientists, founded by Mariola Kulawiec PhD, provides children with age appropriate "Science Demos With a Twist." Through Witty Scientists, Mariola shares the joy of experimentation and… Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-300-1889. Email: Therese@GrowingGreenKids.net. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 1:00 PM. Growing Green Kids 20258 142nd Ave. S.E. Kent WA 98042. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Future of Flight Weekend Family Workshops

North Sound Families are invited to come enjoy a story time and hands-on project that helps kids understand principles of flight and creativity in design. Workshops are held at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. weekends through Aug. 31 and are included in gallery admission or membership. There is a separate admission for the Boeing tour, which requires participants to be at least four feet tall. Gallery admission is $10, $5 ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Future of Flight Aviation Center 8415 Paine Field Blvd. Mukilteo WA 98275. For more info visit www.futureofflight.org.

As You Like It

Seattle Area SPT Youth update the setting of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy-romance to 1990s Las Vegas, where Rosalind and Celia escape the greed and cruelty of their high-rolling parents and run away to the idylls of a Lollapalooza-like music festival where the line-up includes artists, musicians, and a new world of thinking. Because, you know, “All the world’s a stage.” This ensemble features actors grades 9 to 12. 7 p.m. Aug. 15-16 and 22-23, 2 p.m. Aug. 17 and 23.  Admission to all youth performances are free to the community. Donations are encouraged to support SPT’s Theater Youth Program and to offer student tuition assistance. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-524-1300. Email: pr@seattlepublictheater.org. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Seattle Public Theatre at The Bathhouse 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N. Seattle WA 98103.

Groucho Returns

Seattle Area Award-winning actor Frank Ferrante returns to one of his favorite cities worldwide to perform his hilarious one-man tribute to the comedic legend of Groucho Marx. Master of improvisation Frank Ferrante riffs off a different audience each night in classic Groucho Marx style. Presented by the Central Heating Lab at ACT, Groucho Returns is a fast-paced 90-minute comedic juggernaut packed with vintage one-liners, anecdotes, songs, vignettes, with spontaneity for all generations to enjoy. Various dates and times through Aug. 24. $35, $25 students and ages 25 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-292-7660. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. ACT Theatre 700 Union St. Seattle WA 98101.

Fiddler on the Roof

Eastside See the timeless musical about family, tradition and changing times in an outdoor amphitheater overlooking the falls. Dress for the weather and bring mosquito repellant and seat cushions. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 24. $20, $18 seniors and students, $10 ages 5 to 12, free ages 4 and younger. Dinner available. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-736-7252. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 2:00 PM. Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater 36800 David Powell Road Fall City WA 98024. For more info visit www.foresttheater.org.

Circus 101

Seattle Area Where: Northgate Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Spend an hour learning the basics of juggling, balance, slapstick and clowning with teaching artists from Teatro ZinZanni. For ages 7-12. Registration is required. Description: Zone In: Explore, Create, Connect with The Seattle Public Library’s 2014 Summer of Learning Program! Attend FREE programs at the Library all summer long. Join the fun -- it’s easy! Go to your favorite branch and pick up your activity log. Sign up and receive a free book*. (*One per child, while supplies last.) Read 10 books or complete 10 activities by Aug. 31 and add your name to the Wall of Fame Finishers. Visit WWW.SPL.ORG/ZONEIN to check out fun, hands-on science activities you can do at… Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required, call the Northgate Branch at 206-386-1980 to sign up. The Summer of Learning Program is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, US Bank and Google. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Kaleta

Seattle Area Where: NewHolly Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join Gansango Music & Dance and Won Ldy Paye for a storytelling, dancing and drumming adventure about Kaleta, a Halloween-like festival in which children dress as animals and go door to door. For ages 4-12. Description: Zone In: Explore, Create, Connect with The Seattle Public Library’s 2014 Summer of Learning Program! Attend FREE programs at the Library all summer long. Join the fun -- it’s easy! Go to your favorite branch and pick up your activity log. Sign up and receive a free book*. (*One per child, while supplies last.) Read 10 books or complete 10 activities by Aug. 31 and add your name to the Wall of Fame Finishers. Visit WWW.SPL.ORG/ZONEIN to check out fun, hands-on science activities you can do at… Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The Summer of Learning Program is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, US Bank and Google. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Sustainable Renton's Harvest Mayhem

Seattle Area Come enjoy a community potluck fundraising event for Sustainable Renton. We will provide the drinks and the entertainment. There will be a raffle for some amazing prizes such as gift certificates from local businesses, art work and other locally crafted handmade items. Come and visit with old friends, make some new ones, eat delicious food, listen to music and have an awesome day! Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-349-9599. Email: larar35@comcast.net. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 11840 148th Ave. S.E. behind the Celebration Church Renton WA 98059. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Summer Sunset Concert at Willis Tucker Park

North Sound Join us for an evening of music, food, beer & wine at the first-ever Summer Sunset Concert at Willis Tucker Park. Get ready to hear some spicy latin-inspired jazz as we’ll be joined by Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder. As the original drummer for Santana, Michael – at age nineteen – was the youngest performer at Woodstock. Michael has written, produced and played on albums that have sold millions of copies worldwide, including The Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Pete Townsend, Steve Winwood, Freddie Hubbard, Jaco Pastorius, and Bill Frisell. Michael was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. And if that wasn’t enough, WingsNThings will be performing the music of Paul McCartney. WingsNThings is a Seattle band playing favorites from Sir Paul's Beatles classics, to Wings, and solo hits, the group covers all phases of McCartney's incredible career. The five-member band consists of personnel from such great Seattle club acts as The Machine, About Face, The Penguins, The Rockafellers, and Max Axl… Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-280-4150. Email: sarah@dargamediagroup.com. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 5:00 PM. Willis Tucker Park 6705 Puget Park Drive Snohomish WA 98296. For more info visit www.willistuckerparklive.com.

Chocolate Outdoor Movie Night

Seattle Area MOHAI is celebrating Chocolate: The Exhibition with a double-feature of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (G, 8 p.m.) and Chocolat (PG-13, 10 p.m.). Come before the show for a sweet sampler of activities and entertainment at 6 p.m. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-324-1126. Email: lauren.semet@mohai.org. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 6:00 PM. Lake Union Park 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.mohai.org.

West Seattle Outdoor Movies

Seattle Area Enjoy pre-show entertainment, concessions and a movie at dusk. Bring blankets and chairs. Gravity (PG-13) July 19, Spice World (PG) July 26, Sleepless in Seattle (PG) Aug. 2, The Goonies (PG) Aug. 16, Frozen (PG) Aug. 23. Gates open 6:30 p.m. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 6:30 PM. 4410 California Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98116.

As You Like It

Seattle Area SPT Youth update the setting of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy-romance to 1990s Las Vegas, where Rosalind and Celia escape the greed and cruelty of their high-rolling parents and run away to the idylls of a Lollapalooza-like music festival where the line-up includes artists, musicians, and a new world of thinking. Because, you know, “All the world’s a stage.” This ensemble features actors grades 9 to 12. 7 p.m. Aug. 15-16 and 22-23, 2 p.m. Aug. 17 and 23.  Admission to all youth performances are free to the community. Donations are encouraged to support SPT’s Theater Youth Program and to offer student tuition assistance. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-524-1300. Email: pr@seattlepublictheater.org. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Seattle Public Theatre at The Bathhouse 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N. Seattle WA 98103.

Fiddler on the Roof

Eastside See the timeless musical about family, tradition and changing times in an outdoor amphitheater overlooking the falls. Dress for the weather and bring mosquito repellant and seat cushions. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 24. $20, $18 seniors and students, $10 ages 5 to 12, free ages 4 and younger. Dinner available. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-736-7252. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 7:00 PM. Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater 36800 David Powell Road Fall City WA 98024. For more info visit www.foresttheater.org.

Little Shop of Horrors

Eastside Youth Theatre Northwest performs the musical about a lovesick florist's unusual and bloodthirsty plant. Recommended for ages 10 and older. 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 24. $15, $13 seniors and students. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-232-4145 ext. 109. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 7:00 PM. Islander Middle School 8225 S.E. 72nd St. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit youththeatre.org.

Campout in the Parks

South Sound Enjoy the rare chance to camp at popular beaches in Tacoma. Bring your own tent and supplies, and enjoy evening snacks with songs, stories and crafts, and a sunrise breakfast. 7 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Owen Beach July 12 and Aug. 30, Browns Point Lighthouse Park Aug. 23. $50 four-person tent space, $75 six-person tent space, $100 eight-person tent space. Pre-register. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – Sunday, August 24, 2014, 8:30 AM. Browns Point Lighthouse Park 201 Tulalip St. N.E. Tacoma WA 98422. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Groucho Returns

Seattle Area Award-winning actor Frank Ferrante returns to one of his favorite cities worldwide to perform his hilarious one-man tribute to the comedic legend of Groucho Marx. Master of improvisation Frank Ferrante riffs off a different audience each night in classic Groucho Marx style. Presented by the Central Heating Lab at ACT, Groucho Returns is a fast-paced 90-minute comedic juggernaut packed with vintage one-liners, anecdotes, songs, vignettes, with spontaneity for all generations to enjoy. Various dates and times through Aug. 24. $35, $25 students and ages 25 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-292-7660. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. ACT Theatre 700 Union St. Seattle WA 98101.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Seattle Area See the musical about a day in the life of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang performed by young actors with the summer conservatory program. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13-16 and 20-23, 3 p.m. Aug. 17 and 24. $10. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-938-0339. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 7:30 PM. ArtsWest 4711 California Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98116. For more info visit artswest.secure.force.com.

Anything Goes

North Sound See Cole Porter's classic musical performed by young actors with Village Theatre's KIDSTAGE. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15-16 and 21-23, 2 p.m. Aug. 17 and 24. $16, $14 youth and seniors. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 7:30 PM. Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.villagekidstage.org.

Get Back: 50th Anniversary of The Beatles in Seattle

Seattle Area Concert commemorates the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' performance in Seattle, with upcoming and iconic Northwest musicians performing popular songs by The Beatles. $36.50 to $56.50. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 8:00 PM. McCaw Hall 321 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.synergianorthwest.com.

Movies at the Mural

Seattle Area The Princess Bride (PG) today, Gravity (PG-13) Aug. 2, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13) Aug. 9, The Great Gatsby (PG-13) Aug. 16, Star Trek Into Darkness (PG-13) Aug. 23. Bring low-back chairs or blankets. No pets. Movie begins at dusk. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-684-7200. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 8:00 PM. Seattle Center Mural Amphitheater 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.seattlecenter.com.

Owl Prowl

Seattle Area Join us for this epic night time adventure! Under the light of the full moon (or the darkness of the new) you will search for our resident barred and barn owls. Your prowl will begin with family lessons where you will learn about these amazing nocturnal predators, their habitats, behaviors and language including a dissection of owl pellets to find the bones and skulls from their past victims. You will continue with a night hike deep into the old growth forest where you will learn to speak owl and call out to your new feathery friends. For ages 8 and older (must have ability to stand still and be super quiet!) and anyone able to stay awake until 10 p.m. and hike two miles. $10. Pre-register. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-652-2444 ext. 100. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Seward Park Audubon Center 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Seattle Asian American Film Festival Summer Series

Seattle Area Linsanity (PG) today, The Haumana (NR) Aug. 16, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (PG-13) Aug. 23. Bring blankets or low chairs. Movie plays at dusk. FREE. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 8:00 PM. Hing Hay Park 423 Maynard Ave. S. Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

The Park in the Dark

Seattle Area Night hikes are a chance for us to explore our senses, search for crepuscular and nocturnal movements in the forest and learn about night-related animal adaptations. Programs are designed for families with children ages 5 to 12. Meet at the Graham Visitors Center and BYOF (Bring Your Own Flashlight!) $8, register online. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-685-8033. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitors Center 2300 Arboretum Drive E. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

KPC’s 2nd Annual Benefit Concert with Geoffrey Castle

Eastside Geoffrey Castle headlines an amazing night of music and dance to benefit KPC. Get ready to dance to Geoffrey Castle's electric violin, Darin Watkins's drums, Lennox Holness' bass, Fleurs D'Egypte Belly Dancers and the Seattle Irish Dance Company. $25, all proceeds go directly to support arts and arts education at KPC. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-893-9900. Email: box1@kpcenter.org. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 8:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland WA 98033.

CinemaGig Outdoor Movies

South Sound Gig Harbor’s outdoor summer theater for families. Bring low chairs and a blanket. Cancelled in cases of rain or high wind. The Black Stallion (PG) 9:15 p.m. July 12, Little Giants (PG) 9 p.m. July 26, Wall-E (G) 8:30 p.m. Aug. 9, The Jungle Book (G) 8:15 p.m. Aug. 23. FREE. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 8:15 PM. Skansie Brothers Park 3207 Harborview Drive Gig Harbor WA 98335. For more info visit www.gigharborguide.com.

Outdoor Movie Night

Eastside Thor: The Dark World (PG-13) 9:30 p.m. July 12, Despicable Me 2 (PG) 9:15 p.m. July 26, The LEGO Movie (PG) 8:45 p.m. Aug. 9, Ender’s Game (PG-13) 8:30 p.m. Aug. 23. Bring a blanket and beanbag or low-back chair. Movie starts at dusk, seating one hour prior. $5 suggested donation to Hopelink. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-822-1700. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 8:30 PM. The Plaza at Carillon Point 4100 Carillon Point Kirkland WA 98033. For more info visit carillon-point.com.

Moonfest Outdoor Music Festival

Farther Afield Three-day music festival includes camping, food vendors, and performances by Vicci Martinez and Austin Jenckes of "The Voice," Roger Fisher of Heart, Leroy Bell, Massey Ferguson and more. $90, free ages 15 and younger with paid adult. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 PM – Sunday, August 24, 2014, 12:00 PM. Lake Leland 322 Munn Road Quilcene WA 98376. For more info visit moonfest2014.com.

Vashon Sheepdog Classic

Farther Afield Watch highly trained sheepdogs and their handlers participate in herding competitions. The event includes kids' activities, fiber demonstrations, and food and craft vendors. Leashed, vaccinated, well-behaved dogs are welcome, provided they are cleaned up after and not a distraction to the participants. Dawn to dusk Aug. 22-24. Shuttle to/from ferry dock available Aug. 23-24. $8, free ages 8 and younger. Type of Animal Event: Pet Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, August 24, 2014. Misty Isle Farms Old Mill Road S.W. and S.W. 220th Street Vashon WA 98070. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.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. 8:45 a.m. to noon weekends through Sept. 1 (no paddle June 14-15 or Aug. 2-3). $16 to $18, pre-register. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-452-2565. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 8:45 AM – 12:00 PM. Enatai Beach Park 3519 108th Ave. S.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Bicycle Sundays

Seattle Area The four-mile stretch of Lake Washington Boulevard between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park is closed to motorized traffic 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. several Sundays through September. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-684-4075. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 2521 Lake Park Drive S. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.cityofseattle.net.

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, August 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Center for Wooden Boats 1010 Valley St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.atlakeunionpark.org.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Insect Magic for Families

Seattle Area Insects are magical! They have a fascinating trick of changing shape as they grow and leaving empty skeletons behind. Bring your family and learn about the unusual lives insects lead. We’ll catch insects, play games, maybe make an insect craft to take home. Although all ages are welcome on this program, the activities and educational level is geared towards those 4 to 6 years old. $5 per person. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-386-4237. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Discovery Park 3801 Discovery Park Blvd. Seattle WA 98199. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

STEM Back-to-School Weekend

Seattle Area Information and giveaways for students about science, technology, engineering and math opportunities. Aug. 23 includes the annual Space Elevator conference, which will include some programs and displays for families. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 23-24. Included with admission. $19, $16 seniors, $11 ages 5 to 17, free military with ID and ages 4 and younger. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-764-5720. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The Museum of Flight 9404 E. Marginal Way S. Seattle WA 98108. For more info visit www.museumofflight.org.

Sunday Fun Days

Seattle Area Enjoy Imagination Playground's big foam shapes and other games, family entertainment and other special activities Sundays in the summer, July 6 through Aug. 24. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Westlake Park 400 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Free Trial Japanese Language Class

Eastside Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Sponge 13219 N.E. 20th St. Suite 203 Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Evergreen State Fair

North Sound Old-fashioned fair features animals, carnival, concerts, music, rodeo (Aug. 29-31), food, contests and exhibits. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Aug. 31, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 1. $10, $7 seniors and ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and younger and ages 90 and older, other packages and discounts available. Free admission 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 21. Free ages 15 and younger Aug. 28. All admissions discounted Sept. 1. $10 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-805-6700. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Ave. S.E. Monroe WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

Future of Flight Weekend Family Workshops

North Sound Families are invited to come enjoy a story time and hands-on project that helps kids understand principles of flight and creativity in design. Workshops are held at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. weekends through Aug. 31 and are included in gallery admission or membership. There is a separate admission for the Boeing tour, which requires participants to be at least four feet tall. Gallery admission is $10, $5 ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Future of Flight Aviation Center 8415 Paine Field Blvd. Mukilteo WA 98275. For more info visit www.futureofflight.org.

Feeding Frenzy

South Sound All animals love to eat! See how keepers present food in creative ways to stimulate each animal’s natural food-finding behaviors and watch the animals enjoy specialized meals. Included with admission. $19.75, $18.25 seniors, $12.25 ages 5 to 12, $9.25 ages 3 and 4. Discounts for military and Pierce County residents. Type of Animal Event: Zoo Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-832-6117. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Northwest Trek Wildlife Park 11610 Trek Drive E. Eatonville WA 98328. For more info visit www.nwtrek.org.

Sand in the City

South Sound Beach party with sand sculptures, food, entertainment, hands-on kids’ activities and more. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24. Grandparents’ Day (Aug. 24) includes special activities for grandparents and kids. FREE outdoor activities, admission ($8.95 to $10.95) applies indoors. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 360-956-0818 ext. 151. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Hands On Children’s Museum 414 Jefferson St. N.E. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit www.hocm.org.

Kitsap County Fair & Stampede

Farther Afield Entertainment, kids’ entertainment, kids’ carnival rides (fee), food, rodeo (fee), destruction derby (fee), livestock, agricultural exhibits and more. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 20-23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 24. $9, $7 ages 6 to 12 and seniors, free ages 5 and younger, $6 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-337-5376. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Kitsap County Fairgrounds 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road Bremerton WA 98311. For more info visit www.kitsapgov.com.

Sensory Sunday

Farther Afield On the fourth Sunday of the month, families with children affected by autism or a similar sensory processing challenge are invited to KiDiMu. They are encouraged to explore the museum while enjoying a safe environment and therapist support. Sensory Sunday has been developed in partnership with parents, educators and therapists. The event takes place before the museum opens to the public. Please call to register in advance, as space is limited to provide the best experience for visiting families. Last-minute registration also welcome, if space available. If desired, families are welcome to stay longer and continue exploring the museum during regular hours. $6, free for members. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-855-4650. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu) 301 Ravine Lane N.E. Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit www.kidimu.org.

Celebrate Little Saigon

Seattle Area Vietnamese food and cooking demonstrations, cultural performances, a breakdancing performance by Massive Monkees, kids' activities, eating contests and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 1200 S. Jackson St. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit friendsoflittlesaigon.org.

Tibet Fest

Seattle Area Tibetan cultural performances, bazaar, traditional food, costumes, children’s activities and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-684-7200. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.washingtontibet.org.

Crafts of the Past

South Sound Each weekend from May 3 through September 28 a different artist will be “in-residence” at the Fort with displays and demonstrations of their work. Most will also offer guests the opportunity to try the craft themselves. Featured crafts include Native American basketry, metal engraving, millinery, botanical illustration, broom making, and blacksmithing. Included with admission. $7, $6 seniors and active military, $5 students, $4 ages 4 to 17, free ages 3 and younger, $22 family. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-591-5339. Email: fortnisqually@tacomaparks.com. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Fort Nisqually Point Defiance Park 5400 N. Pearl St. #11 Tacoma WA 98407. For more info visit www.fortnisqually.org.

Adventure Playground

Eastside Adventure Playground is a one of a kind play area that allows kids to create their own play adventure. Nestled in the wooded forest of Deane’s Children’s Park, children are provided toolboxes, various building supplies, safety items and the freedom to create build-it-yourself play zones with the guidance of staff. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, June 24 through Aug. 28 (closed July 6 and 13). Donations accepted. Closed-toe shoes required. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-275-7882. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Deane's Children's Park 5500 Island Crest Way Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.mercergov.org.

Future of Flight Weekend Family Workshops

North Sound Families are invited to come enjoy a story time and hands-on project that helps kids understand principles of flight and creativity in design. Workshops are held at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. weekends through Aug. 31 and are included in gallery admission or membership. There is a separate admission for the Boeing tour, which requires participants to be at least four feet tall. Gallery admission is $10, $5 ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Future of Flight Aviation Center 8415 Paine Field Blvd. Mukilteo WA 98275. For more info visit www.futureofflight.org.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Groucho Returns

Seattle Area Award-winning actor Frank Ferrante returns to one of his favorite cities worldwide to perform his hilarious one-man tribute to the comedic legend of Groucho Marx. Master of improvisation Frank Ferrante riffs off a different audience each night in classic Groucho Marx style. Presented by the Central Heating Lab at ACT, Groucho Returns is a fast-paced 90-minute comedic juggernaut packed with vintage one-liners, anecdotes, songs, vignettes, with spontaneity for all generations to enjoy. Various dates and times through Aug. 24. $35, $25 students and ages 25 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-292-7660. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. ACT Theatre 700 Union St. Seattle WA 98101.

Little Shop of Horrors

Eastside Youth Theatre Northwest performs the musical about a lovesick florist's unusual and bloodthirsty plant. Recommended for ages 10 and older. 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 24. $15, $13 seniors and students. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-232-4145 ext. 109. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 2:00 PM. Islander Middle School 8225 S.E. 72nd St. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit youththeatre.org.

Anything Goes

North Sound See Cole Porter's classic musical performed by young actors with Village Theatre's KIDSTAGE. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15-16 and 21-23, 2 p.m. Aug. 17 and 24. $16, $14 youth and seniors. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 2:00 PM. Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.villagekidstage.org.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Seattle Area See the musical about a day in the life of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang performed by young actors with the summer conservatory program. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13-16 and 20-23, 3 p.m. Aug. 17 and 24. $10. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-938-0339. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 3:00 PM. ArtsWest 4711 California Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98116. For more info visit artswest.secure.force.com.

Free Trial French Language Class

Eastside Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Sponge 13219 N.E. 20th St. Suite 203 Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.spongeschool.com.

Need to Know

Seattle Area Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: What do you need to know about working, going to college, or other responsibilities? Learn something new every week when you stop by the teen area for answers, advice and activities. For ages 11 and up. Description: In the Zone: Explore, Create, Connect with The Seattle Public Library’s 2014 Summer of Learning Program! Attend FREE programs at the Library all summer long. Join the fun -- it’s easy! WWW.SPL.ORG/INTHEZONE - Explore all the ways you can participate in summer programming! TEENSPL.TUMBLR.COM - Create and share videos, photos, GIFs and other content: #bysplteens SEATTLE-SUMMER-2014.BIBLIOCOMMONS.COM - Sign up online to create an avatar, set up your summer book shelf and earn badges.… Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The Summer of Learning Program is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, US Bank and Google. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

ZooTunes: Ziggy Marley (SOLD OUT)

Seattle Area Ziggy has embraced the more traditional and familiar textures and rhythms of reggae, while further defining the unique artistic vision that sets him apart. Concert doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. and shows end approximately at 8:30 p.m. $32.50, one child age 12 and younger admitted free with each paid ticket. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-548-2500. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 6:00 PM. Woodland Park Zoo 601 N. 59th St. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.zoo.org.

Interactive Movie: The Sound of Music

South Sound "The Sound of Music" is the final film is Calvary Lutheran Church's Summer 2014 Interactive Film Series. This event is completely free and includes the interactive movie, pizza, popcorn, water, and interactive props. Join us for a wonderful evening of singing and interactive fun! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-839-0344. Email: sarah.calvaryelca@comcast.net. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Calvary Lutheran Church 2415 S. 320th St. Federal Way WA 98003. For more info visit calvary-elca.org.

Fiddler on the Roof

Eastside See the timeless musical about family, tradition and changing times in an outdoor amphitheater overlooking the falls. Dress for the weather and bring mosquito repellant and seat cushions. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 24. $20, $18 seniors and students, $10 ages 5 to 12, free ages 4 and younger. Dinner available. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-736-7252. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 7:00 PM. Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater 36800 David Powell Road Fall City WA 98024. For more info visit www.foresttheater.org.

Moonfest Outdoor Music Festival

Farther Afield Three-day music festival includes camping, food vendors, and performances by Vicci Martinez and Austin Jenckes of "The Voice," Roger Fisher of Heart, Leroy Bell, Massey Ferguson and more. $90, free ages 15 and younger with paid adult. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10:00 PM – Monday, August 25, 2014, 8:00 AM. Lake Leland 322 Munn Road Quilcene WA 98376. For more info visit moonfest2014.com.

Evergreen State Fair

North Sound Old-fashioned fair features animals, carnival, concerts, music, rodeo (Aug. 29-31), food, contests and exhibits. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Aug. 31, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 1. $10, $7 seniors and ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and younger and ages 90 and older, other packages and discounts available. Free admission 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 21. Free ages 15 and younger Aug. 28. All admissions discounted Sept. 1. $10 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-805-6700. Monday, August 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Ave. S.E. Monroe WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

Preschool Story Time

Seattle Area 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 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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, August 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Baby Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Ballard Branch! Bring your infants to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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. Monday, August 25, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Ballard Branch! Bring your infants to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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. Monday, August 25, 2014, 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM.

Library Play Time

Seattle Area 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. Cost: FREE. Monday, August 25, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Game On! + Hour of Code

Seattle Area Where: High Point Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Get some gaming in on the Wii or Kinect, play board games, eat snacks and try your hand at Hour of Code’s drag and drop programming. For ages 10 and up. Description: In the Zone: Explore, Create, Connect with The Seattle Public Library’s 2014 Summer of Learning Program! Attend FREE programs at the Library all summer long. Join the fun -- it’s easy! WWW.SPL.ORG/INTHEZONE - Explore all the ways you can participate in summer programming! TEENSPL.TUMBLR.COM - Create and share videos, photos, GIFs and other content: #bysplteens SEATTLE-SUMMER-2014.BIBLIOCOMMONS.COM - Sign up online to create an avatar, set up your summer book shelf and earn badges.… Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The Summer of Learning Program is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, US Bank and Google. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, August 25, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Need to Know

Seattle Area Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: What do you need to know about working, going to college, or other responsibilities? Learn something new every week when you stop by the teen area for answers, advice and activities. For ages 11 and up. Description: In the Zone: Explore, Create, Connect with The Seattle Public Library’s 2014 Summer of Learning Program! Attend FREE programs at the Library all summer long. Join the fun -- it’s easy! WWW.SPL.ORG/INTHEZONE - Explore all the ways you can participate in summer programming! TEENSPL.TUMBLR.COM - Create and share videos, photos, GIFs and other content: #bysplteens SEATTLE-SUMMER-2014.BIBLIOCOMMONS.COM - Sign up online to create an avatar, set up your summer book shelf and earn badges.… Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The Summer of Learning Program is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, US Bank and Google. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, August 25, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Family Movies Sing-Along: 'Frozen'

Seattle Area Where: Northgate Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: It’s your chance to "Let It Go" at the Library! We’ll be showing Disney's smash hit "Frozen," a 2013 animated film, and enjoying icy treats. Bring your own pillows and we’ll supply the ice pops. For all ages. Description: Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Directors: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee Country: USA Language: English Year: 2013 Length: 102 minutes Rating: PG. View in Catalog: "Frozen" directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Please arrive on time -- space is limited. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, August 25, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Kids Club Entertainment Series

South Sound Recess Monkey July 7, Eric Ode July 14, Last Leaf Theatre July 21, The Gothard Sisters July 28, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Aug. 4, The Not-Its! Aug. 11, Reptile Man Aug. 18, touch-a-truck Aug. 25. FREE. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Monday, August 25, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Allan Yorke Park 7203 W. Tapps Hwy. E. Bonney Lake WA 98391. For more info visit www.ci.bonney-lake.wa.us.

Pajama Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Queen Anne Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is pajama story time at the Queen Anne Branch! All ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs and crafts. You can wear your pajamas! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, August 25, 2014, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Bat Walk

Seattle Area Learn about bats, then help search for them using a bat detector. 8:15 p.m. today, 8 p.m. July 14, 7:45 p.m. July 30, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15, 7 p.m. Aug. 25. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-256-0406. Monday, August 25, 2014, 7:00 PM. Green Lake Park near Bathhouse Theater 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.batsnorthwest.org.

Evergreen State Fair

North Sound Old-fashioned fair features animals, carnival, concerts, music, rodeo (Aug. 29-31), food, contests and exhibits. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Aug. 31, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 1. $10, $7 seniors and ages 6 to 15, free ages 5 and younger and ages 90 and older, other packages and discounts available. Free admission 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 21. Free ages 15 and younger Aug. 28. All admissions discounted Sept. 1. $10 parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-805-6700. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th Ave. S.E. Monroe WA 98272. For more info visit www.evergreenfair.org.

Todder Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Broadview Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Story Time

Seattle Area 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 toddler 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 everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 10:30 AM.

Toddler Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Beacon Hill Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

End-of-Summer Music & Dance Party

Seattle Area Where: Northeast Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Jam at the Library to celebrate the end of summer! Make your own instrument or use one of the instruments provided. Then play music, dance, and even be part of a parade! (Weather providing.). Description: Zone In: Explore, Create, Connect with The Seattle Public Library’s 2014 Summer of Learning Program! Attend FREE programs at the Library all summer long. Join the fun -- it’s easy! Go to your favorite branch and pick up your activity log. Sign up and receive a free book*. (*One per child, while supplies last.) Read 10 books or complete 10 activities by Aug. 31 and add your name to the Wall of Fame Finishers. Visit WWW.SPL.ORG/ZONEIN to check out fun, hands-on science activities you can do at… Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The Summer of Learning Program is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, US Bank and Google. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Grupo de Juego en Español/Spanish Playgroup

Seattle Area ¡Venga para jugar, leer, y cantar en español! Este grupo es para niños que tienen 0 a 5 años y sus padres o otras personas que los cuidan. Se necesita llenar una hoja de registración en su primera vez. Come to play, read, and sing in Spanish! This group is for children birth through 5 years old and their parents or caregivers. All levels of Spanish are welcome. First time families will need to fill out a registration form. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6849. Email: saraht@familyworksseattle.org. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103.

Story Time

Seattle Area Top Ten Toys invites children of all ages and their parents to enjoy a dynamic reading time with one of our staff members every Tuesday at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-782-0098. Email: toptentoys@msn.com. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Top Ten Toys 120 N. 85th St. Seattle WA 98103.

Kids Club Entertainment Series

South Sound Son of Reptile Man July 8, Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth July 15, Nate Jester July 22, Cap’n Arrr July 29, Last Leaf Theatre Aug. 5, Science on Wheels Aug. 12, The Harmonica Pocket Aug. 19, touch-a-truck Aug. 26. FREE. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Allan Yorke Park 7203 W. Tapps Hwy. E. Bonney Lake WA 98391. For more info visit www.ci.bonney-lake.wa.us.

Baby Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Hazel Miller Plaza Concerts

North Sound Ian Dobson’s Steel Drum Party July 22, The Harmonica Pocket July 29, Linda Severt’s Juggletunes Aug. 5, Louie Foxx Aug. 12, Watch the Sky! Aug. 19, Rocklyn Road Aug. 26. FREE. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Hazel Miller Plaza Fifth Avenue S. and Maple Street Edmonds WA 98020. For more info visit www.edmondswa.gov.

Baby Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, bouncing rhymes, movement, music and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Lynn. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM.

Adventure Playground

Eastside Adventure Playground is a one of a kind play area that allows kids to create their own play adventure. Nestled in the wooded forest of Deane’s Children’s Park, children are provided toolboxes, various building supplies, safety items and the freedom to create build-it-yourself play zones with the guidance of staff. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, June 24 through Aug. 28 (closed July 6 and 13). Donations accepted. Closed-toe shoes required. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-275-7882. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Deane's Children's Park 5500 Island Crest Way Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.mercergov.org.

Summer Flower Anklet Craft

North Sound Ages 8 and up can create a tropical anklet for themselves and their dolls. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 877-247-5223. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. American Girl 3000 184th St. (at Alderwood) Lynnwood WA 98037. For more info visit www.americangirl.com.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

Seattle Area Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Soomaali. Summary: The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5. 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. Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources. Notes: Group is co-faciitated in English and Somali. Younger and older siblings are welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Detective Cookie's Urban Youth Chess Club

Seattle Area Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Children and teens, ages 7 and up, are invited to join the group. Family and community members are also welcome. Drop by to learn and play chess! Description: This urban chess club has been ongoing since February 2007. New members are always welcome. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Drop in Chess

Seattle Area Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. 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, August 26, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Need to Know

Seattle Area Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: What do you need to know about working, going to college, or other responsibilities? Learn something new every week when you stop by the teen area for answers, advice and activities. For ages 11 and up. Description: In the Zone: Explore, Create, Connect with The Seattle Public Library’s 2014 Summer of Learning Program! Attend FREE programs at the Library all summer long. Join the fun -- it’s easy! WWW.SPL.ORG/INTHEZONE - Explore all the ways you can participate in summer programming! TEENSPL.TUMBLR.COM - Create and share videos, photos, GIFs and other content: #bysplteens SEATTLE-SUMMER-2014.BIBLIOCOMMONS.COM - Sign up online to create an avatar, set up your summer book shelf and earn badges.… Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The Summer of Learning Program is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, US Bank and Google. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Hands-On Science Lab

Seattle Area Where: Magnolia Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Dive into science and learn something new! We’ll do a variety of fun experiments to find out how things work and why. For ages 12 and up. Description: In the Zone: Explore, Create, Connect with The Seattle Public Library’s 2014 Summer of Learning Program! Attend FREE programs at the Library all summer long. Join the fun -- it’s easy! WWW.SPL.ORG/INTHEZONE - Explore all the ways you can participate in summer programming! TEENSPL.TUMBLR.COM - Create and share videos, photos, GIFs and other content: #bysplteens SEATTLE-SUMMER-2014.BIBLIOCOMMONS.COM - Sign up online to create an avatar, set up your summer book shelf and earn badges.… Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The Summer of Learning Program is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, US Bank and Google. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

First Annual Green Lake Library Veggie Walk

Seattle Area Where: Green Lake Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: We're walking our veggies and reading to them at Green Lake. Leash up your veggie and join us! Description: Where's the most unusual place to read a book? At the First Annual Green Lake Library Veggie Walk! Bring your favorite book, a veggie and a leash to the library! We'll walk the lake for a bit and then sit and read to our veggies. A limited supply of cabbages and leashes will be available for those who don't bring their own! This historic, one of a kind event will be captured on video by teen advisers at the Green Lake Branch, as they build their digital literacy skills. The edited video will be posted o… 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. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Pajama Story Time

Seattle Area Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! All ages are welcome to wear their pajamas and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Pajama Story Time

Seattle Area Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Ballard Branch for an evening of stories, songs and a simple craft. For families with children ages 2 and up. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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, August 26, 2014, 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM.