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Kla Ha Ya Days

North Sound Carnival, Frogtatstic Kids’ Fair 3 to 7 pm July 20, parade (10:30 am July 21), silly contests (July 21), street fair, food, music, car show (July 22.) and more. July 18-22. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Various Locations Snohomish WA. For more info visit www.klahayadays.com.

Exploration For All: Autism Early Open

Seattle Area Families affected by autism spectrum disorder are invited to explore Pacific Science Center during a special free morning visit closed to the general public. Experience exhibits without heavy crowds. Also, softened general lighting and decreased the noise level and visual stimulation on interactive exhibits wherever possible. Additional fee for special exhibits. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-443-2001. Email: kimle@pacsci.org. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Pacific Science Center 200 Second Ave. N Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.pacificsciencecenter.org.

Summer at SAM: Family Field Day

Seattle Area Seattle Art Museum hosts a weekly summer series featuring free yoga classes, an open studio session to create art, park tour, and free Zumba class. Thursday. July 14-Aug. 18. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Olympic Sculpture Park Beach 2901 Western Ave. Seattle WA 98121. For more info visit summer.site.seattleartmuseum.org.

Day Out With Thomas

Eastside All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a train ride and themed activities. Children everywhere can spend a day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into Snoqualmie, Washington on July 13-15 & 20-22, 2018. Sensory Friendly Train, July 22 at 9 a.m. $23, free for lap infants under 2 years. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-888-3030. Email: info@trainmuseum.org. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Northwest Railway Museum 38625 S.E. King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065.

Drop-In Sports Physicals

Eastside Drop in anytime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on July 21 or August 11, for a walk-in sports physical “mini camps.” Student athletes ages 5 to 21 will receive the required pre-participation exam and important information about concussions and sports nutrition. Healthy snacks will be available, and students can participate in Nutrition and Fitness for Life (NFL) challenges. Cost will be billed to patient or insurance. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-557-8000. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Virginia Mason Issaquah Medical Center 100 N.E. Gilman Blvd. Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit www.virginiamason.org.

Tractor Show

Eastside This will be the 27th Annual Tractor Show for NW Vintage Iron and Tractor. Come with family and friends to see some oldies and goodies of tractors made by John Deer, Farmall, to name a few. Also enjoy hay rides, a tractor parade, sandbox farming and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 32317 N.E. 11th St. Carnation WA 98014. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Covington Days Festival

South Sound Hear a variety of tales from all over the world told by renowned storytellers. Park at Sacajawea Middle School and take the shuttle. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 22. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-480-2402. Email: festival@covingtonwa.gov. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM. 169th Place S.E. and S.E. 270th Place Covington WA 98042. For more info visit www.covingtonwa.gov.

Cruisin' Kent Car Show

South Sound See classic cars, vendor booths and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-856-2301. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Kent Station 4532, 417 Ramsay Way Kent WA 98032. For more info visit www.kentstation.com.

Des Moines Waterland Festival & Parade

South Sound Parade with Seafair Pirates and Clowns (July 21 at 6 p.m.), kids carnival, car & wooden boat show (July 22 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), food, music, arts & crafts. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-870-7675. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Beach Park, Marina Parking lot and surrounding areas Des Moines. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Sequim Lavender Festival

Farther Afield More than 100 booths with lavender food, crafts, art and more, plus music and family activities. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 20, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 22. Also, self-guided tours (10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) of lavender farms in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Downtown Sequim. For more info visit www.lavenderfestival.com.

Wetland Waddlers

Eastside Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to explore the Mercer Slough with art, play and story time in this monthly program. Each session has a different theme. See the link below for a complete schedule. Pre-register. $20. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-443-2925. Email: mercersloughprograms@pacsci.org. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center 1625 118th Ave. S.E. Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.pacificsciencecenter.org.

Art with Arni

Seattle Area Ms. Arni will lead an exploration of art with kids two sessions: 10 to 11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to noon. $10 suggested donation. Pre-register. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-325-5576. Email: info@childrensplaygarden.org. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Seattle Children's PlayGarden 1745 24th Ave. S. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.childrensplaygarden.org.

Farm Fest

Seattle Area A celebration of Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands' transformation into a hub for urban agriculture and community in Seattle's Rainier Beach neighborhood. Enjoy farm activities for kids, educational cooking and gardening demonstrations, self-guided tours of the farm, live music and more! Local businesses and community organizations will be serving up refreshments and providing additional opportunities for getting involved in Rainier Beach. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Email: rburbanfarm@gmail.com. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands 5513 S. Cloverdale St. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Free Drop-In Skateboarding Lessons

Seattle Area Free, drop in skateboarding lessons for kids ages 12 and younger. Spots are filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Seattle Center Skate Park 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.skatelikeagirl.com.

Free Drop-In Skateboarding Lessons

Seattle Area Free, drop in skateboarding lessons for kids ages 12 and younger. Spots are filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Roxhill Park 2850 S.W. Roxbury St. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit www.skatelikeagirl.com.

Paint Garden Rocks

Seattle Area Get colorful and creative painting a few rocks to decorate your garden. Use the rocks as unique plant markers or garden ornaments. The rocks will be sealed after painting to encourage longevity of the art. Activity fee: $5 for materials and instruction. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-782-2543. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Swansons Nursery 9701 15th Ave. N.W. Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit www.swansonsnursery.com.

Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow

Seattle Area Food, music, dance, and community resource fair. 4 to 10 p.m. July 20, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 21, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 22. Free admission July 20, $5, free ages 11 and younger July 21-22. Saturday SCHEDULE – Admission $5 (for 12 and older) 10am – Doors open 12pm – Pow wow Grand Entry 6pm – Coastal Grand Entry 7pm – Pow Wow Grand Entry Sunday SCHEDULE – Admission $5 (for 12 and older) 10am – Doors open 12pm – Pow wow Grand Entry. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way Seattle WA 98199. For more info visit www.unitedindians.org.

Toddler Tales & Trails

Seattle Area Bring your youngster, ages 2 to 5 on an adventure at Seward Park. Start with story time, songs, and fun activities inside, followed by outside exploration along the trails right outside our doors. Walks are easy and less than one mile in length. This program fills on a first come, first served basis - so don't be late. $2 per person. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-652-2444. Email: sewardpark@audubon.org. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Seward Park Audubon Center 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit sewardpark.audubon.org.

SkyFair

North Sound The FHC’s all-day 5th Annual SkyFair will include a multitude of vehicle and plane demos, WWII re-enactors, RC tanks, kid’s activities, and PC gaming. Enjoy a dance band and lots of food vendors while you watch some of the rarest planes in the world take to the skies. $25, $15 ages 6 to 17, free ages 5 and younger, $60 family (2 adults and up to 4 kids in same household). Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 877-342-3404. Email: daniellej@flyingheritage.com. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Flying Heritage Collection 3407 109th St. S.W. Everett WA 98204. For more info visit www.flyingheritage.com.

Discovery Days

South Sound The Marine Science and Technology Center is the marine laboratory and public aquarium of Highline College. Take a look during the open discovery days every Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The MaST Center is the marine biology and aquarium facility of Highline College. The Aquarium holds over 15 tanks totaling approximately 3,000 gallons of flow-through seawater, and displays over 250 native Puget Sound marine species. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-592-4000. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Marine Science and Technology Center 28203 Redondo Beach Dr. S. Des Moines, WA 98198. For more info visit mast.highline.edu.

Fun Days at the Children's Museum of Tacoma

South Sound Celebrate National Parents Day by creating a card, materials provided. Admission is pay-as-you-will. July 18 to 24.  Hours:  Monday - Members-Only Play Day: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday - Special Needs Play Day: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Closed after 11:30 a.m.) Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-627-6031. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Children's Museum of Tacoma 1501 Pacific Ave. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit www.playtacoma.org.

King County Fair

South Sound King County Fair. Oldest fair west of the Mississippi features live music, midway and rides, animals, food and more. 10 am to 10 pm July 19-21, 10 am to 6 pm July 22. $10, $7 military, $1 seniors, free ages 4 and younger. Parking $5. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Enumclaw Expo Center 45224 284th Ave. S.E. Enumclaw WA 98022. For more info visit www.kingcofair.com.

Vashon Island Strawberry Festival

Farther Afield Food, arts and crafts, music, parade (11 am July 21), classic car parade (11:45 am July 22.), kids’ activities and more. 5 to 10 pm July 20, 10 am to midnight July 21, 10 am to 5 pm July 22. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-463-6217. Email: discover@vashonchamber.com. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – Sunday, July 22, 2018, 12:00 AM. Various Locations in Downtown Vashon Vashon Hwy. & S.W. Cove Rd. Vashon WA 98070. For more info visit www.vashonchamber.com.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northgate Branch! Join us to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with our children's librarian. Stay afterward for a social playtime with other families. All ages welcome! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

PAWrade at the Grand Parade

Seattle Area The PAWrade is the way to show off your creative design skills, bring smiles to the parade watchers and to bring dog lovers together. The PAWrade participants will meet at Genesee Street at 10:15 AM where they will check in to receive their PAWrade number. Promptly at 11 AM the Junction will announce the beginning of the PAWrade. The PAWrade will start at Genesee, turn on California Ave SW through the Junction to SW Edmunds where the PAWrade will end! Along the route there will be judges who will be deciding which pooch takes home the Grand Prize the GOLDEN PAW for each category. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:15 AM. West Seattle Junction Seattle WA. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Playground Grand Opening

Seattle Area Celebrate the grand opening of Seattle Children's Play Garden with light refreshments and play time! This playground is a space for children of all needs and abilities. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Seattle Children's PlayGarden 1745 24th Ave. S. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 所有活动均为免费。在各分馆设有限额免费停车位. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Parking is available on the streets around the branch. Patrons may pay to park in the garage beneath International District Village Square II. Enter the garage from the two-way alley behind the building via South Lane or South Dearborn. Daily p… More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Bite of Seattle

Seattle Area Features more than 60 restaurants, five entertainment stages, Family Fun Zone, chef demonstrations and more. No pets. 11 am to 9 pm July 20-21, 11 am to 8 pm July 22. Admission is free; food prices are $10 or less. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-295-3262. Email: info@festivals-inc.com. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Seattle Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.biteofseattle.com.

Free Yoga on the Lawn

Seattle Area Join Ripple Yoga every Saturday for a free relaxing and revitalizing morning yoga practice. All people and abilities welcome. Mats provided. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Cascade Playground 333 Pointus Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Saturday Story Time

Seattle Area Enjoy story time every Saturday at 11 a.m.  Upcoming Storytellers: 7/7:  Julia Eckels 7/14: Andrew Chaplin 7/21: Julia Eckels 7/28: Ilan Speizer. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-525-2347. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM. Third Place Books 6504 20th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.thirdplacebooks.com.

SCMS ’18 Summer Family Concert- The Tale of Peter Rabbit and More

Seattle Area A fun-filled adaptation of the beloved children’s classic, Peter Rabbit. Young Peter can’t help but sneak in Mr. McGregor’s garden for a little snack, but he bites off more than he can chew when he is spotted by Mr. McGreggor. $12. A 40-minute concert ideal for ages 5 to 10, their parents, and their grandparents and includes musical selections from around the world. A free pre-concert “Musical Instrument Petting Zoo” courtesy of Classical KING-FM 98.1 will begin at 10 a.m. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-283-8808. Email: info@seattlechambermusic.org. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall 200 University St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattlechambermusic.org.

Story Time

Seattle Area Enjoy stories followed by hands-on activities (and the occasional character appearance!). Themes vary each week. See link below. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-264-0156. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Barnes & Noble - Pacific Place 600 Pine St. Ste. 107 Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit stores.barnesandnoble.com.

Summer Music Festival

Seattle Area Outdoor summer music series. Also, check out the Farmers Market. June 16, 11-1pm: Speakeasy Jazzcats - 1920s New Orleans Jazz June 23, 11-1pm: Charlie Beck (Squirrel Butter) - Folk/Bluegrass June 30, 11-1pm: Heatwaves - Pop/Rock July 7, 12-1pm: Gansango - West African Music and Dance July 14, 12-1pm: The Harmonica Pocket - Children's Music July 21, 11-1pm: The Good Kings- Rock/Reggae July 28,  11-1pm: The Winterlings - Americana August 4, 12-1pm: NW Tap Connection August 11, 12-1pm: Seattle Women's Steel Pan Project - Carribean. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. University Heights Center 5031 University Way N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.uheightscenter.org.

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

Eastside See Youth Theatre Northwest's production of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse based on the classic children’s picture book by Kevin Henkes. Recommended for ages 3 and older. Bring a blanket or fold-up chair to enjoy this outdoor performance. Various times through July 29. $15-$17, $13-$15 student/senior/youth. Week 1 Saturday, July 21 11:00 a.m. Emmanuel Church Saturday, July 21 7:00 p.m. Emmanuel Church Sunday, July 22 11:00 a.m. Rotary Park Week 2 Wednesday, July 25 11:00 a.m. Rotary Park Thursday, July 26 11:00 a.m. Rotary Park Friday, July 27 7:00 p.m. Emmanuel Church Saturday, July 28 11:00 a.m. Emmanuel Church Saturday, July 28 7:00 p.m. Emmanuel Church Sunday, July 29 2:00 p.m. Rotary Park. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-232-4145. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM. Emmanuel Church 4460 86th Ave. S.E. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Play with Paint

Eastside Bring your budding Picasso to explore all things paint-y! Splatter, roll, and stamp together in open-ended paint exploration. All ages welcome. Included with admission. $12, $11 seniors/military, $3 museums for all, free under one year. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-637-8100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. KidsQuest Museum 1116 108th Ave. N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

1, 2, 3 Listos Para Leer/Get Ready to Read

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Español. Summary: Learn new songs in both Spanish and English with story time superstar Marco Cortes! Description: Bring your toddlers and preschoolers and enjoy stories, songs and music. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Splash! Adventures with Water, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2018 Summer of Learning program, Splash! Adventures with Water, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Mary Olson Farm Open

South Sound Take your family on a trip back in time to the Mary Olson Farm. Kids will love meeting a cow, chickens, and mini donkeys and going on a tour of the Olson’s farmhouse. Pack a picnic and spend the day enjoying one of the best preserved farms in King County! Open hours made possible by the Wyman Youth Trust. Weekends through Aug. 26. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-288-7433. Email: arust@auburnwa.gov. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Mary Olson Farm 28728 Green River Road S.E. Kent WA 98030. For more info visit wrvmuseum.org.

Pierce College Science Dome Children's Show

South Sound Held every Saturday at 12:30 and 2 p.m. each week explore a different theme in this interactive show for kids ages 3 to 12. $6 per child, free for accompanying adults. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-964-6440. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:30 PM. Pierce College Science Dome 9401 Farwest Drive S.W. Lakewood WA 98498. For more info visit wp.pierce.ctc.edu.

Alki Point Lighthouse Tours

Seattle Area Take a look inside a fully functioning lighthouse on an active U.S. Coastguard site.  No wheelchair access. Children ages 7 and younger are permitted to visit the landing, but must be 8 and older to visit the top. 1 to 4 p.m. weekends through Sep. 3. Last tour begins at 3:45 p.m. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Email: alkilighthouse@cgauxseattle.org. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Alki Lighthouse 3201 Alki Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98116. For more info visit wow.uscgaux.info.

Family Treasure Cruise

Seattle Area Kids and parents can enjoy an interactive pirate experience while cruising Lake Union. Search for treasure, play games, fire water cannons, and learn to talk like a pirate. $29, $25 ages 18 months to 14 years and seniors, $10 ages 18 months and younger. Pre-register. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-639-8689. Email: emeraldcitypirates@gmail.com. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Lake Union Park 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98129. For more info visit www.emeraldcitypirates.com.

Japanese Tea Ceremony Presentation

Seattle Area Experience a 40-minute tea presentation inside the Shoseian Teahouse. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Visitors will be seated on tatami mats. Please avoid jeans, bare feet, rings, and personal fragrances. Pre-registration required by calling 206-684-4725. $10, $7 youth. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-684-4725. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Seattle Japanese Garden 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit www.seattlejapanesegarden.org.

Paper Quilling Mandalas

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn basic paper quilling or filigree techniques, as an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped and glued together to create decorative designs. Registration is required. Description: Explore the shapes, forms and patterns formed by rolled paper quilling beads, and the composition of a number of circles and patterns creating a Mandala with local teaching artist Amaranta Sandys. For all ages. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Splash! Adventures with Water, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch. The 2018 Summer of Learning program, Splash! Adventures with Water, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Beacon Hill Branch! (It is Spanish story time at the Beacon Hill Branch!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Beacon Hill Branch para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Free Summer Concerts at Ballard Locks

Seattle Area Enjoy free outdoor concerts (and a couple special events) various times through September 16.  June 16 at 2 p.m. Musica Molida (organ music) June 17 at 9 a.m. Mustangs Northwest (Mustangs and classic cars) June 17 at 2 p.m. Elliot Bay Pipe Band (traditional pipe and drum music) June 23 at 2 p.m. Eastside Modern Jazz Orchestra June 24 at 2 p.m. Kirkland Civic Orchestra June 30 at 2 p.m. Greenwood Concert Band July 1 at 2 p.m. 85th Street Big Band July 4 at 2 p.m. Seattle Civic Band July 7 at 2 p.m. Around the Sound Band July 8 at 10 a.m. Puget Sound Daylily Club (3rd Annual Blossom Show) July 8 at 2 p.m. Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band July 14 at 2 p.m. Letter Carriers Band & Fraternal Order of Eagles July 15 at 2 p.m. West Seattle Big Band July 21 at 2 p.m. Rain City Jazz Orchestra July 22 at 2 p.m. Coal Creek Jazz Band July 28 at 2 p.m. High Class Brass Quintet July 29 at 10 a.m. Greater Seattle Fuchsia Society Show July 29 at 2 p.m. Jazz Pearls (lively jazz) Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. Pacific Cascad… Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-783-7059. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00 PM. Hiram M. Chittenden Ballard Locks 3015 N.W. 54th St. Seattle WA 98107. For more info visit www.nws.usace.army.mil.

Sprinkler Saturdays

Eastside It’s time for some fun in the sun with sprinklers! Grab your swimsuit and head outdoors to KidsQuest’s Sticks + Stones gallery to get sprinkled with water as we build, draw, and play in the summer sun. Included with admission. $12, $11 seniors and military, $3 Museums For All rate, free ages 11 months and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-637-8100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. KidsQuest Museum 1116 108th Ave. N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Hairspray

North Sound "This all-new stage production will be bursting with Village Theatre’s unique flair, as Hairspray gives new meaning to BIG entertainment. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream: to dance her way onto national TV, dethrone the reigning teen queen, win the affections of the local heartthrob, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do! The Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning Best Musical teaches us to look past skin color and size in the fight for equal rights." Some content may be inappropriate for younger children. See the preview guide via the link below. Various times through July 29. $35-$75. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425- 257-8600. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00 PM. Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit villagetheatre.org.

Beauty and the Beast

South Sound Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. weekends July 6 through 29. $31, $29 student/senior/military, $22 ages 12 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-565-6867. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

Pierce College Science Dome Children's Show

South Sound Held every Saturday at 12:30 and 2 p.m. each week explore a different theme in this interactive show for kids ages 3 to 12. $6 per child, free for accompanying adults. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-964-6440. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00 PM. Pierce College Science Dome 9401 Farwest Drive S.W. Lakewood WA 98498. For more info visit wp.pierce.ctc.edu.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Bon Odori Festival

Seattle Area Traditional Japanese Buddhist festival includes food, taiko drumming and martial arts performances, cultural exhibits and demonstrations. 4 to 10 p.m. July 21, 3 to 8 p.m. July 22. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-329-0800. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple 1427 S. Main St. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit seattlebetsuin.org.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

West Seattle Outdoor Movies

Seattle Area Enjoy pre-show entertainment, concessions and a movie at dusk. Bring blankets and chairs. Gates open 6:30 pm. July 21 Wonder Woman (PG-13) July 28 The Secret Life of Pets (PG) Aug. 4 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (PG-13) Aug. 11 A Wrinkle in Time (PG) Aug. 18 Coco (PG) Aug. 25 Black Panther (PG-13). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-935-0904. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 6:30 PM. West Seattle YMCA 3622 S.W. Snoqualmie St. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit www.wsmovies.org.

Saturday Music at the Marina

North Sound Pack a picnic, a blanket/chairs to enjoy this outdoor concert series. See full schedule via link below. Leashed dogs welcome. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-257-7107. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Port Gardner Landing 1700 W. Marine View Drive Everett WA 98201. For more info visit everettwa.gov.

Greenstage: Henry IV, Part 1

Seattle Area See live Shakespeare plays performed by Greenstage throughout the summer at various outdoor locations. See full schedule online via link below. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-748-1551. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 7:00 PM. Lake Burien School Memorial Park 1620 S.W. 149th St. Burien WA 98166. For more info visit greenstage.org.

Greenstage: The Three Musketeers

Seattle Area See live Shakespeare plays performed by Greenstage throughout the summer at various outdoor locations. See full schedule online via link below. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-748-1551. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 7:00 PM. Camp Long 5200 35th Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit greenstage.org.

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

Eastside See Youth Theatre Northwest's production of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse based on the classic children’s picture book by Kevin Henkes. Recommended for ages 3 and older. Bring a blanket or fold-up chair to enjoy this outdoor performance. Various times through July 29. $15-$17, $13-$15 student/senior/youth. Week 1 Saturday, July 21 11:00 a.m. Emmanuel Church Saturday, July 21 7:00 p.m. Emmanuel Church Sunday, July 22 11:00 a.m. Rotary Park Week 2 Wednesday, July 25 11:00 a.m. Rotary Park Thursday, July 26 11:00 a.m. Rotary Park Friday, July 27 7:00 p.m. Emmanuel Church Saturday, July 28 11:00 a.m. Emmanuel Church Saturday, July 28 7:00 p.m. Emmanuel Church Sunday, July 29 2:00 p.m. Rotary Park. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-232-4145. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 7:00 PM. Emmanuel Church 4460 86th Ave. S.E. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Ludus Performing Arts Presents Spamalot

North Sound See The Tony® Award Winning Best Musical, Spamalot. Lovingly ripped off from the classic comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. $15, $12 seniors and ages 12 and younger. Various times through July 28. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-239-6627. Email: tickets@ludusperformingarts.org. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Snohomish County PUD 2320 California St. Everett WA 98201.

Beauty and the Beast

South Sound Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. weekends July 6 through 29. $31, $29 student/senior/military, $22 ages 12 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-565-6867. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 7:30 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

Hairspray

North Sound "This all-new stage production will be bursting with Village Theatre’s unique flair, as Hairspray gives new meaning to BIG entertainment. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream: to dance her way onto national TV, dethrone the reigning teen queen, win the affections of the local heartthrob, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do! The Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning Best Musical teaches us to look past skin color and size in the fight for equal rights." Some content may be inappropriate for younger children. See the preview guide via the link below. Various times through July 29. $35-$75. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425- 257-8600. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 8:00 PM. Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit villagetheatre.org.

Renton Outdoor Movies

Seattle Area Tonight see Jumanji (2017) (PG-13). Movie begins at dusk. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 PM. Piazza Park 233 Burnett Ave. S. Renton WA 98057. For more info visit www.rentonwhatshappening.com.

Kla Ha Ya Days

North Sound Carnival, Frogtatstic Kids’ Fair 3 to 7 pm July 20, parade (10:30 am July 21), silly contests (July 21), street fair, food, music, car show (July 22.) and more. July 18-22. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Various Locations Snohomish WA. For more info visit www.klahayadays.com.

Day Out With Thomas

Eastside All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a train ride and themed activities. Children everywhere can spend a day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into Snoqualmie, Washington on July 13-15 & 20-22, 2018. Sensory Friendly Train, July 22 at 9 a.m. $23, free for lap infants under 2 years. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-888-3030. Email: info@trainmuseum.org. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Northwest Railway Museum 38625 S.E. King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065.

Des Moines Waterland Festival & Parade

South Sound Parade with Seafair Pirates and Clowns (July 21 at 6 p.m.), kids carnival, car & wooden boat show (July 22 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), food, music, arts & crafts. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-870-7675. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Beach Park, Marina Parking lot and surrounding areas Des Moines. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Sequim Lavender Festival

Farther Afield More than 100 booths with lavender food, crafts, art and more, plus music and family activities. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 20, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 22. Also, self-guided tours (10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) of lavender farms in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Downtown Sequim. For more info visit www.lavenderfestival.com.

Moana at Majestic Bay

Seattle Area A private screening of the award-winning animated film Moana. Wear your pjs and enjoy bagels and pastries as you sing along with your family and friends. Pre-register. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-232-7115. Email: adrianh@sjcc.org. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Majestic Bay 2044 NW Market Street Ballard, WA. For more info visit sjcc.org.

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, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Lake Washington Boulevard S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit parkways.seattle.gov.

Paint Garden Rocks

Seattle Area Get colorful and creative painting a few rocks to decorate your garden. Use the rocks as unique plant markers or garden ornaments. The rocks will be sealed after painting to encourage longevity of the art. Activity fee: $5 for materials and instruction. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-782-2543. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Swansons Nursery 9701 15th Ave. N.W. Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit www.swansonsnursery.com.

Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow

Seattle Area Food, music, dance, and community resource fair. 4 to 10 p.m. July 20, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 21, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 22. Free admission July 20, $5, free ages 11 and younger July 21-22. Saturday SCHEDULE – Admission $5 (for 12 and older) 10am – Doors open 12pm – Pow wow Grand Entry 6pm – Coastal Grand Entry 7pm – Pow Wow Grand Entry Sunday SCHEDULE – Admission $5 (for 12 and older) 10am – Doors open 12pm – Pow wow Grand Entry. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way Seattle WA 98199. For more info visit www.unitedindians.org.

Sunday Public Sail

Seattle Area Each Sunday, the Center for Wooden Boats offers free 45-minute rides on Lake Union. Set sail on one of the beautiful, classic boats. Sign up for a slot in person, several trips throughout the day. Space is limited. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The Center for Wooden Boats 1010 Valley St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit cwb.org.

Wilderness Tea Party

Eastside Enjoy an outdoor tea party and learn who lives in our forests. Wear that dress or tie that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty and sip on a selection of decaffeinated teas. Recommended for ages 4 to 7 with accompanying adult(s). Pre-registration required at 425-452-4195 or LCVC@BellevueWA.gov.  Saturday, June 9th, 10-11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 22nd, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 11th, 10-11:30 a.m. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-452-4195. Email: LCVC@bellevuewa.gov. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. ewis Creek Park Visitor Center 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E. Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit bellevuewa.gov.

Auburn International Farmers Market

South Sound Enjoy shopping for fresh produce and live entertainment, activities and demonstrations each Sunday through September. See link below for full activity and entertainment line up. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Les Gove Park 910 Ninth St. S.E. Auburn WA 98002. For more info visit www.auburnwa.gov.

Covington Days Festival

South Sound Hear a variety of tales from all over the world told by renowned storytellers. Park at Sacajawea Middle School and take the shuttle. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 22. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-480-2402. Email: festival@covingtonwa.gov. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 169th Place S.E. and S.E. 270th Place Covington WA 98042. For more info visit www.covingtonwa.gov.

Fun Days at the Children's Museum of Tacoma

South Sound Celebrate National Parents Day by creating a card, materials provided. Admission is pay-as-you-will. July 18 to 24.  Hours:  Monday - Members-Only Play Day: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday - Special Needs Play Day: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Closed after 11:30 a.m.) Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-627-6031. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Children's Museum of Tacoma 1501 Pacific Ave. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit www.playtacoma.org.

King County Fair

South Sound King County Fair. Oldest fair west of the Mississippi features live music, midway and rides, animals, food and more. 10 am to 10 pm July 19-21, 10 am to 6 pm July 22. $10, $7 military, $1 seniors, free ages 4 and younger. Parking $5. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Enumclaw Expo Center 45224 284th Ave. S.E. Enumclaw WA 98022. For more info visit www.kingcofair.com.

Sensory Sunday

Farther Afield On July 22, children with autism or a similar sensory challenge are invited to explore KiDiMu with their families. Enjoy a supportive and less crowded environment and staff support. The program is offered between 10 and 11:30 a.m. before the Museum opens to the general public. Pre-register. $8. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-855-4650. Email: dania@kidimu.org. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Kids Discovery Museum 301 Ravine Lane Bainbridge Island WA 98110.

Vashon Island Strawberry Festival

Farther Afield Food, arts and crafts, music, parade (11 am July 21), classic car parade (11:45 am July 22.), kids’ activities and more. 5 to 10 pm July 20, 10 am to midnight July 21, 10 am to 5 pm July 22. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-463-6217. Email: discover@vashonchamber.com. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Various Locations in Downtown Vashon Vashon Hwy. & S.W. Cove Rd. Vashon WA 98070. For more info visit www.vashonchamber.com.

Food Truck Fest

South Sound Live entertainment and a variety of food trucks from all over the region. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM. Wright Park 501 S. I St. Tacoma WA 98405. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Bite of Seattle

Seattle Area Features more than 60 restaurants, five entertainment stages, Family Fun Zone, chef demonstrations and more. No pets. 11 am to 9 pm July 20-21, 11 am to 8 pm July 22. Admission is free; food prices are $10 or less. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-295-3262. Email: info@festivals-inc.com. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Seattle Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.biteofseattle.com.

Walk for Old Dogs and Old Dog Pageant

Seattle Area Help raise funds for Old Dog Haven during this promenade for senior dogs with contests, vendors and more. $25, includes a tote bag. Type of Animal Event: Pet Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Cromwell Park 18030 Meridian Ave. N Shoreline WA 98133. For more info visit odhwalkforolddogs.org.

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

Eastside See Youth Theatre Northwest's production of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse based on the classic children’s picture book by Kevin Henkes. Recommended for ages 3 and older. Bring a blanket or fold-up chair to enjoy this outdoor performance. Various times through July 29. $15-$17, $13-$15 student/senior/youth. Week 1 Saturday, July 21 11:00 a.m. Emmanuel Church Saturday, July 21 7:00 p.m. Emmanuel Church Sunday, July 22 11:00 a.m. Rotary Park Week 2 Wednesday, July 25 11:00 a.m. Rotary Park Thursday, July 26 11:00 a.m. Rotary Park Friday, July 27 7:00 p.m. Emmanuel Church Saturday, July 28 11:00 a.m. Emmanuel Church Saturday, July 28 7:00 p.m. Emmanuel Church Sunday, July 29 2:00 p.m. Rotary Park. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-232-4145. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:00 AM. Rotary Park 4350 88th Ave. S.E. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Parkadilly

Eastside Annual festival with kids entertainment (Recess Monkey, Gansango Music & Dance and more), games, and activities including a petting zoo and Springfree trampolines. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-777-3657. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Lake Sammamish State Park 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit www.lakesammamishfriends.org.

Mary Olson Farm Open

South Sound Take your family on a trip back in time to the Mary Olson Farm. Kids will love meeting a cow, chickens, and mini donkeys and going on a tour of the Olson’s farmhouse. Pack a picnic and spend the day enjoying one of the best preserved farms in King County! Open hours made possible by the Wyman Youth Trust. Weekends through Aug. 26. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-288-7433. Email: arust@auburnwa.gov. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Mary Olson Farm 28728 Green River Road S.E. Kent WA 98030. For more info visit wrvmuseum.org.

Alki Point Lighthouse Tours

Seattle Area Take a look inside a fully functioning lighthouse on an active U.S. Coastguard site.  No wheelchair access. Children ages 7 and younger are permitted to visit the landing, but must be 8 and older to visit the top. 1 to 4 p.m. weekends through Sep. 3. Last tour begins at 3:45 p.m. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Email: alkilighthouse@cgauxseattle.org. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Alki Lighthouse 3201 Alki Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98116. For more info visit wow.uscgaux.info.

Family Treasure Cruise

Seattle Area Kids and parents can enjoy an interactive pirate experience while cruising Lake Union. Search for treasure, play games, fire water cannons, and learn to talk like a pirate. $29, $25 ages 18 months to 14 years and seniors, $10 ages 18 months and younger. Pre-register. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-639-8689. Email: emeraldcitypirates@gmail.com. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Lake Union Park 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98129. For more info visit www.emeraldcitypirates.com.

Free Summer Concerts at Ballard Locks

Seattle Area Enjoy free outdoor concerts (and a couple special events) various times through September 16.  June 16 at 2 p.m. Musica Molida (organ music) June 17 at 9 a.m. Mustangs Northwest (Mustangs and classic cars) June 17 at 2 p.m. Elliot Bay Pipe Band (traditional pipe and drum music) June 23 at 2 p.m. Eastside Modern Jazz Orchestra June 24 at 2 p.m. Kirkland Civic Orchestra June 30 at 2 p.m. Greenwood Concert Band July 1 at 2 p.m. 85th Street Big Band July 4 at 2 p.m. Seattle Civic Band July 7 at 2 p.m. Around the Sound Band July 8 at 10 a.m. Puget Sound Daylily Club (3rd Annual Blossom Show) July 8 at 2 p.m. Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band July 14 at 2 p.m. Letter Carriers Band & Fraternal Order of Eagles July 15 at 2 p.m. West Seattle Big Band July 21 at 2 p.m. Rain City Jazz Orchestra July 22 at 2 p.m. Coal Creek Jazz Band July 28 at 2 p.m. High Class Brass Quintet July 29 at 10 a.m. Greater Seattle Fuchsia Society Show July 29 at 2 p.m. Jazz Pearls (lively jazz) Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. Pacific Cascad… Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-783-7059. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:00 PM. Hiram M. Chittenden Ballard Locks 3015 N.W. 54th St. Seattle WA 98107. For more info visit www.nws.usace.army.mil.

Kids Meditation and Buddhism Class

Seattle Area Kids and parents are invited to meditate and learn about Buddhism in this free, drop-in series. 2 to 3 p.m. May 13, June 24, and July 22. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-721-9921. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Buddha Jewel Monastery 17418 Eighth Ave. N.E. Shoreline WA 98155. For more info visit buddhajewel.org.

SS Virginia V Cruise: Planes, Trains, and Steam Engines

Seattle Area Hop aboard Seattle’s historic steamship, the SS Virginia V, on Father’s Day to explore the inner-workings of steam engines and discover what makes these powerful machines go. Dive into the history of mail delivery on Lake Union by planes, trains, and steamships. All tickets include a complimentary scoop of Blue Bird Ice Cream. $35, $15 ages 14 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-324-1126. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit mohai.org.

Soap Bubble Sundays

Eastside Each week we will explore a different activity such as making bubble wands or geometric bubble shape blowers, or creating bubbles bigger than your body. Included with admission. $12, $11 seniors and military, $3 Museums For All rate, free ages 11 months and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-637-8100. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. KidsQuest Museum 1116 108th Ave. N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Hairspray

North Sound "This all-new stage production will be bursting with Village Theatre’s unique flair, as Hairspray gives new meaning to BIG entertainment. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream: to dance her way onto national TV, dethrone the reigning teen queen, win the affections of the local heartthrob, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do! The Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning Best Musical teaches us to look past skin color and size in the fight for equal rights." Some content may be inappropriate for younger children. See the preview guide via the link below. Various times through July 29. $35-$75. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425- 257-8600. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:00 PM. Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit villagetheatre.org.

Ludus Performing Arts Presents Spamalot

North Sound See The Tony® Award Winning Best Musical, Spamalot. Lovingly ripped off from the classic comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. $15, $12 seniors and ages 12 and younger. Various times through July 28. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-239-6627. Email: tickets@ludusperformingarts.org. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:00 PM. Snohomish County PUD 2320 California St. Everett WA 98201.

Beauty and the Beast

South Sound Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. weekends July 6 through 29. $31, $29 student/senior/military, $22 ages 12 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-565-6867. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:00 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

Bon Odori Festival

Seattle Area Traditional Japanese Buddhist festival includes food, taiko drumming and martial arts performances, cultural exhibits and demonstrations. 4 to 10 p.m. July 21, 3 to 8 p.m. July 22. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-329-0800. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple 1427 S. Main St. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit seattlebetsuin.org.

Greenstage: Henry IV, Part 1

Seattle Area See live Shakespeare plays performed by Greenstage throughout the summer at various outdoor locations. See full schedule online via link below. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-748-1551. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 3:00 PM. Discovery Park 3801 Discovery Park Blvd. Seattle WA 98199. For more info visit greenstage.org.

Greenstage: The Three Musketeers

Seattle Area See live Shakespeare plays performed by Greenstage throughout the summer at various outdoor locations. See full schedule online via link below. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-748-1551. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 3:00 PM. Lincoln Park Fauntleroy Way S.W. & S.W. Cloverdale Street Seattle WA 98136. For more info visit greenstage.org.

Zoo Tunes

Seattle Area Summer outdoor concert series with children’s area. Ticket prices vary, free ages 12 and younger with paid adult ticket. 4:30 p.m. doors, 6 p.m. show.  June 13 Ziggy Marley June 17 Violent Femmes June 24 Indigo Girls (SOLD OUT) June 27 Trampled by Turtles July 22 The Roots (SOLD OUT) July 29 The Psychedelic Furs, X Aug. 2 Adam Ant: The Anthems Tour , The Fixx Aug. 5 Amos Lee Aug. 12 Phillip Phillips, Gavin DeGraw Aug. 19 Andrew Bird, Punch Brothers Aug. 22-23 Pink Martini  Sep. 9 Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-548-2500. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 6:00 PM. Woodland Park Zoo 5500 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit zoo.org.

Hairspray

North Sound "This all-new stage production will be bursting with Village Theatre’s unique flair, as Hairspray gives new meaning to BIG entertainment. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream: to dance her way onto national TV, dethrone the reigning teen queen, win the affections of the local heartthrob, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do! The Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning Best Musical teaches us to look past skin color and size in the fight for equal rights." Some content may be inappropriate for younger children. See the preview guide via the link below. Various times through July 29. $35-$75. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425- 257-8600. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 7:00 PM. Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit villagetheatre.org.

miniMOHAI

Seattle Area MiniMOHAI is back! Drop by MOHAI every Monday this summer for this hands-on program for kids 3 to 5 years old and their caregivers. Engage in a variety of interactive pop-up exhibits around the museum all about transportation innovations using sensory bins, dramatic play, storybooks, and more. Included with admission. $19.95, $16.95 seniors, $14.95 military and students, free ages 14 and younger. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-324-1126. Monday, July 23, 2018, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit mohai.org.

Monday Fundays - Reptile Man

Farther Afield Zoologist and educator Scott Petersen presents 12 live reptiles in a 40-minute show that teaches the importance of all animals in nature. Also enjoy kids activities and concessions for purchase. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-842-2306. Monday, July 23, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Battle Point Park 10800 Battle Point Drive N.E. Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit biparks.org.

Musical Mondays

Eastside Hum, sing, and dance your way through this hour-long exploration into music. Discover what makes a beat, how to strum a guitar, and more. Included with admission. $12, $11 seniors and military, $3 Museums For All rate, free ages 11 months and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-637-8100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Monday, July 23, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. KidsQuest Museum 1116 108th Ave. N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

La Ratonicita Presumida/The Vain Little Mouse

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Albert Davis Park 12526 27th Ave NE. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Español. Summary: Join Tears of Joy Theatre for a puppet show based on a story from Venezuela. Description: In this bilingual (Spanish/English) story from Venezuela, our tiny heroine thinks herself much too fine to accept the proposal of a common mouse, as in love with her as he may be. Indeed, she sets her sights on ‘worthier’ matches, like the sun, the wind, and the mountain. Yet, her search for a perfect suitor brings her right back to the romantic little mouse who first proposed. Only now, La Ratoncita has learned to see her admirer’s true worth, not to mention the importance of being humble…at least a little… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2018 Summer of Learning program, Splash! Adventures with Water, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 23, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to stop by for free summer meals and snacks. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, the City of Seattle, and United Way of King County. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 23, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Cafe Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to stop by for free summer meals and snacks. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, the City of Seattle, and United Way of King County. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 23, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Ballard branch library! Bring your lap babies to enjoy tummy time, stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 23, 2018, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Kids and Teens Eat Free: Lunch

Seattle Area Free meals and snacks provided by the City of Seattle to kids ages 1 to 18 throughout the summer. There will be activities inside during lunch from noon to 1 p.m. followed by activities in Commons Park from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. until snack is distributed from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.   Activities will include arts and crafts, STEM challenges, sports, and more.   Monday through Wednesday for lunch and snacks. Thursdays enough lunch, and an ice cream social! Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-588-4900. Monday, July 23, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Neighborhood House High Point 6400 Sylvan Way S.W. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to stop by for free summer meals and snacks. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, the City of Seattle and United Way of King County. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 23, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Ballard branch library! Bring your lap babies to enjoy tummy time, stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 23, 2018, 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM.

Project STEAM: Series at Neighborhood House High Point Center

The Seattle Public Library Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Neighborhood House High Point Center | 6400 Sylvan Way S.W. Seattle WA. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Explore math and science concepts in this creative art series! Registration is required. Description: Participants will innovate and use their creative brainpower to solve problems inventors face every day while exploring paper folding and cutting, tessellations, hexaflexagons, spinning tops and helicopters! This series of projects is designed to illuminate the integration of art and STEM fields in a new and unique way. Participants explore several different inventions and concepts and apply that knowledge to their own individual art work. These projects have been selected to give youth a greater appreciat… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch. The 2018 Summer of Learning program, Splash! Adventures with Water, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 23, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Inventor Hour

Eastside Think outside the box and use creative problem solving to invent activities together. $12, $11 seniors and military, $3 Museums For All rate, free ages 11 months and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-637-8100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. KidsQuest Museum 1116 108th Ave. N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Story ‘Hood Game Building Series

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Do you want to become a game designer? Create a mobile video game that anyone will be able to play with a mobile phone or tablet. For ages 10-14. Registration is required. Description: Create a game using TaleBlazer. The game will be based on the High Point Neighborhood Commons Park where we will test and play the game. This program is most ideal if you can attend at least 6 of the 7 sessions. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Splash! Adventures with Water, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. You will be registered for the entire series. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch. The 2018 Summer of Learning program, Splash! Adventures with Water, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to stop by for free summer meals and snacks. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, the City of Seattle, and United Way of King County. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 23, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Library Play Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Jim Thixton and Carol Bennett Thixton Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. 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: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 23, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Science Action Club: Bug Safari

The Seattle Public Library Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Explore small creatures with big environmental impacts. Description: On local field expeditions in Green Lake Park, youth will search for bugs, collect specimens, and post photographs to iNaturalist. Working with other students and scientists, youth identify arthropod species and document habitat conditions that influence our planet’s health. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 23, 2018, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Creative Corner

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Do you like arts and crafts? Drop in and express your creativity by crafting a unique piece of art. We provide the materials, you bring the fun and imagination. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 23, 2018, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to stop by for free summer meals and snacks. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, the City of Seattle, and United Way of King County. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 23, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Free Admission at PlayDate SEA

Seattle Area Enjoy free admission every Monday starting at 5 p.m. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-623-7529. Monday, July 23, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. PlayDate SEA 1275 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.playdatesea.com.

African Showcase Performance

The Seattle Public Library Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Explore the music and dance of West Africa! Description: Teaching artists from Gansango Music & Dance Company perform music and dance from West Africa. This interactive performance will entertain and educate, blending contemporary and traditional dance with drumming, song and audience participation. For all ages. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Splash! Adventures with Water, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2018 Summer of Learning program, Splash! Adventures with Water, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 23, 2018, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 23, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Evening Family Story Time

Seattle Area Ages 3 to 6 with adult, families welcome. Enjoy stories, songs and a simple craft especially for preschoolers and their families. Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Phone: 206-362-7550. Pre-register: No. Monday, July 23, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM. Shoreline Library 345 N.E. 175th St. Shoreline, WA 98155. For more info visit kcls.bibliocommons.com.

Kids Club Summer Concert Series

South Sound Bring a picnic and enjoy this outdoor concert series for kids.  July 9 - Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth July 16 - Reptileman July 23 - The Not-Its July 30 - Alex Zerbe Aug. 6 - Super Stolie Aug. 13 - Mister G. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-862-8602. Monday, July 23, 2018, 6:30 PM. Allan Yorke Park 7302 West Tapps Hwy Bonney Lake WA 98391. For more info visit www.ci.bonney-lake.wa.us.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 23, 2018, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Queen Anne Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 23, 2018, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Music Under the Stars

Seattle Area Hear live classical music played by a talented student orchestra, followed by a live broadcast of a Seattle Symphony concert during the month of July. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-283-8710. Monday, July 23, 2018, 7:30 PM. Delridge Playfield 4458 Delridge Way S.W. Seattle WA 98106. For more info visit www.seattlechambermusic.org.

Spanish Playgroup/Grupo de Juego en Español

Seattle Area Parents and caregivers of young children (birth to 5 years of age) are invited to bring their youngsters and join together to play, read, create, sing, and have snacks. This playgroup is for native and basic Spanish-speaking families. Participation in all playgroups is free and requires no prior registration – you can drop in. A FamilyWorks staff member or volunteer facilitates our playgroups. The playroom is also available for use by children accompanied by an adult when there is no playgroup/organized activity in session. Schedules are subject to change. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6727. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. FamilyWorks Family Resource Center 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.familyworksseattle.org.

University Village Playdays

Seattle Area Free story time, crafts and fun activities for kids each week. Held in a different store each week.  Upcoming Playdays: July 17 | Kid’s Club July 24 | Microsoft July 31 | Sole Food. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. University Village 2623 N.E. University Village St. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit uvillage.com.

Kirkland Kids Concert Series

Eastside Enjoy kid-friendly concerts every Tuesday through Aug. 21.  July 10th - Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth July 17th - Recess Monkey July 24th - The Not It's! July 31st  -  Captain Awesome Sauce August 7th - Super Stolie August 14th  - Mister G (songs in Spanish and English!) August 21st   - Caspar Babypants. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Juanita Beach Park 9703 N.E. Juanita Drive Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit www.kirklandsummerconcerts.weebly.com.

Edmonds Sand Sculpting Contest

North Sound Teams or individuals can compete for prizes in this amateur contest. Bring buckets and shovels. 10 am sign-in, noon judging. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-771-0268. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Edmonds Marina Beach 470 Admiral Way Edmonds WA 98020. For more info visit www.edmondswa.gov.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your babies ages 0-12 months to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Contact: Amanda Hua. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Broadview Branch! Bring your whole family to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with Miss Louisa. Stay after to play and connect with other neighborhood families. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

StoryTime for Kids

Seattle Area Enjoy dramatic readings of the best in new and classic kids books followed by activities and entertainment. Recommended for ages 3 to 7. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-634-3400. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. University Book Store 4326 University Way N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.ubookstore.com.

Story Time at KidsQuest Museum

Eastside Join a weekly story time with songs, and fun books with a different theme each week. Included with admission. $12, $11 seniors and military, $3 Museums For All rate, free ages 11 months and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-637-8100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. KidsQuest Museum 1116 108th Ave. N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Summer Kids Movies

North Sound Every Tuesday June 26 through Sept. 4 enjoy classic family friendly movies. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. movie begins at 11 a.m. No outside food or drink, concessions available for purchase. Admission is pay-what-you-can. June 26 The Secret of Nimh (1982) (G) July 3 Inside Out (PG) July 10 An American Tail (1986) (G) July 17 Bolt (PG) July 24 Anastasia (G) July 31 Despicable Me (PG) Aug. 7 Mulan (G) Aug. 14 E.T. (1982) (PG) Aug. 21 Pinocchio (1940) (G) Aug. 28 Matilda (PG) Sept. 4 All Dogs Go To Heaven (G). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-778-4554. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 11:00 AM. Edmonds Theater 415 Main St. Edmonds WA. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Tuesday Tunes

Farther Afield Join local musician David Webb at KiDiMu for a guitar sing-along and enjoy favorite American folk hits for kids! All ages welcome. The sing-along is also recommended for babies to get a head start on emerging language skills, music appreciation and KiDiMu fun. $8. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-855-4650. Email: dania@kidimu.org. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 11:00 AM. Kids Discovery Museum 301 Ravine Ln N.E. Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit www.kidimu.org.

African Showcase Performance

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Explore the music and dance of West Africa! Description: Teaching artists from Gansango Music & Dance Company perform music and dance from West Africa. This interactive performance will entertain and educate, blending contemporary and traditional dance with drumming, song and audience participation. For all ages. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Splash! Adventures with Water, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2018 Summer of Learning program, Splash! Adventures with Water, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to stop by for free summer meals and snacks. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, the City of Seattle, and United Way of King County. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Summer Fun at Little Brook Park

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Little Brook Park 14043 32nd Ave NE. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Join Librarian Nancy Pew & Volunteer Pat during the free lunch for children at Little Brook Park. Hear stories, make crafts and do science! Show your Make a Splash! reading log and get a prize for reading! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Central Library! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Suggested age: birth - 1 year. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Kids and Teens Eat Free: Lunch

Seattle Area Free meals and snacks provided by the City of Seattle to kids ages 1 to 18 throughout the summer. There will be activities inside during lunch from noon to 1 p.m. followed by activities in Commons Park from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. until snack is distributed from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.   Activities will include arts and crafts, STEM challenges, sports, and more.   Monday through Wednesday for lunch and snacks. Thursdays enough lunch, and an ice cream social! Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-588-4900. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Neighborhood House High Point 6400 Sylvan Way S.W. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Shoreline Lunchtime Music Series

Seattle Area Lunchtime Music Series: Tuesdays at noon July 10 through August 14. July 10 - Rhythm Ambassadors – Interactive Latin Infused Music In Spanish and English Paramount Park, 15300 8th Ave NE Shoreline, WA July 17 - Halau Hula O’Napualani – Pacific Island Dance Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 NW 190th St Richmond Beach, WA July 24 Dabuli – Traditional Nepalese Music In partnership with the Shoreline Historical Museum Hamlin Park: 16006 15th Ave NE Shoreline, WA July 31 Steel Magic Northwest – Steel Drum Ensemble Cromwell Park, 18030 Meridian Ave N Shoreline, WA August 7 Steve the Pretty Good – Comedy Magic Show Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 NW 190th St Richmond Beach, WA August 14 Caspar Babypants – Kindie Rock Cromwell Park, 18030 Meridian Ave N Shoreline, WA. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-801-2600. Email: dfriede@shorelinewa.gov. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Location varies each week, see schedule below. For more info visit www.shorelinewa.gov.

Live at Lunch Concert Series

Eastside Enjoy a 10-week run of free live music July 10 - September 13 every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. Local bands showcasing diverse genres and styles will play at outdoor plazas and open spaces throughout Downtown Bellevue. See complete schedule via link below. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Various Locations in Downtown Bellevue. For more info visit www.bellevuedowntown.com.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to stop by for free summer meals and snacks. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, the City of Seattle and United Way of King County. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your babies (ages 0-12 months) to enjoy books, bouncing rhymes, movement, music and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Lynn. Description: Then stay and play with age-appropriate toys. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Garden Party Jamboree

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Get ready to sing, wiggle and dance along as we start the garden party with Nancy Stewart! Description: Day or night, the garden is a busy place! Join Northwest singer-songwriter Nancy Stewart for this singing celebration of the plants and animals living in your own garden. We’ll dance with the spiders, sing with the birds, and discover hidden life above and below the ground. For ages 0-5. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Make a Splash! Adventures with Water, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2018 Summer of Learning program, Make a Splash! Adventures with Water, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Project STEAM: Hexaflexagons!

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Explore the interconnectedness of art and science, along with some technology, engineering and math, too! Description: What’s a hexaflexagon? Find out and build this amazing paper “toy” with artist Adam Collet, then decorate the surface with unique patterns and explore the structure and multiple hidden surfaces within, as the patterns change. For ages 7-12. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Splash! Adventures with Water, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer.… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required, but space in this program is limited to 25 people. The 2018 Summer of Learning program, Splash! Adventures with Water, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Coast Salish Stories, Art and Design

The Seattle Public Library Where: Montlake Branch. Room Location: Betty Bennett Simpson Reading Area. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Explore Coast Salish design, culture and art with teaching artist Ty Juvinel. Description: Learn about Coast Salish culture, the significance of paddles, and the different design elements used within Coast Salish art. For all ages 7 and up. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Splash! Adventures with Water, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2018 Summer of Learning program, Splash! Adventures with Water, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Pollution Solutions

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Learn what YOU can do to prevent storm water pollution! Description: Did you know that dog poop and other polluted storm water runoff is a leading cause of damage to the Duwamish River and Puget Sound? Often, storm water flows directly into these waters without any treatment to clean it and this creates numerous costs to the public and to wildlife. See how YOU can make a difference with Duwamish Valley Youth Corps. For ages 9-18. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Splash! Adventures with Water, which encourages reading and activities around… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2018 Summer of Learning program, Splash! Adventures with Water, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Japanese Playgroup

Seattle Area Parents and caregivers of young children (birth to 5 years of age) are invited to bring their youngsters and join together to play, read, create, sing, and have snacks. This playgroup is run by Japanese-speaking volunteers. Participation in all playgroups is free and requires no prior registration – you can drop in. The playroom is also available for use by children accompanied by an adult when there is no playgroup/organized activity in session. Schedules are subject to change. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6727. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. FamilyWorks Family Resource Center 1501 N 45th St. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.familyworksseattle.org.

Mobile Bike Repairs

Seattle Area Stop by from 2 to 4:30 p.m. to visit the BikeMobile for free or reduced cost bike repairs and parts provided by BikeWorks. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-588-4900. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Neighborhood House High Point 6400 Sylvan Way S.W. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Tool Time Tuesdays

Eastside Can you hammer a nail or saw a plank of wood? At Tool Time Tuesday learn about tool safety and practice building with real tools! Geared towards ages 5 and older. Included with admission. $12, $11 seniors and military. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-637-8100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. KidsQuest Museum 1116 108th Ave. N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to stop by for free summer meals and snacks. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, the City of Seattle, and United Way of King County. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - Detective Cookie's Chess Club

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: **WILL RESUME IN AUGUST** 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 2007. New members are always welcome! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to stop by for free summer meals and snacks. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, the City of Seattle, and United Way of King County. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Learning Buddies

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Play math and reading games! Get better at math and reading this summer with a high school buddy. Description: Learning Buddies is a program that pairs elementary school students with a high school mentor. This is a first come-first served, drop-in program for children going into grades K-5 this fall. Each buddy session will last up to one hour. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Karaoke in the Park

Seattle Area Come to Cromwell Park each Tuesday in July and sing your heart out. Karaoke is free and open to everyone. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-801-2600. Email: dfriede@shorelinewa.gov. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Cromwell Park 18030 Meridian Ave. N. Shoreline WA 98133. For more info visit www.shorelinewa.gov.

Family STEAM Night: Make a Summer Splash

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Make a summer splash and explore all things water! We'll paint, play, and experiment in a variety of ways! Description: Dress for a mess. Recommended for ages 5 and up, but younger kids are welcome! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Fiddle & Accordion Melodies at Albert Davis Park

The Seattle Public Library Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Albert Davis Park 12526 27th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join the Seattle Parks Department and the Lake City Branch music of the fiddle and accordion by Valerie Cohen and Brad Reynolds. Fun for all ages! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Dancing til Dusk

Seattle Area Begin the night with an hour long dance lesson, followed by a dance party. Each week is a different style and a different instructor. See link below for complete schedule. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-613-3232. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Westlake Park 401 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit downtownseattle.org.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Columbia Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Room Location: The Satterberg Foundation Children's Area. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's Spanish story time for children and their families!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador. ¡Gratis! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Bam! Boom! Shake the Room!

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Shake up your body and expand your mind with beats and melodies from around the world. Description: People of all ages are invited to learn about the natural world, experiment with new languages and create a spontaneous community jam session with Eli Rosenblatt's high-energy blend of sounds from all over the globe. For all ages. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Splash! Adventures with Water, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2018 Summer of Learning program, Splash! Adventures with Water, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Kristin. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Delridge Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Bea. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Free Admission with Canned Food Donation

Seattle Area Enjoy free admission to this indoor play space with the donation of two canned goods per child. Food and drinks available for purchase. Held on the last Wednesday of every month. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-623-7529. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM. PlayDate SEA 1275 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.playdatesea.com.

雙語"玩中學"樂園 / Bilingual Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: 中文. English. Summary: 幼兒樂園裡 孩子們可透過玩遊戲 英文兒歌敎唱 讀故事書 做簡易手工及玩各類玩具等不同的活動方式 達到啟蒙的目的並協助幼兒們提前適應將來入學的環境 且更可幚助幼兒學習到如何與別人分享及相處的經驗。而幼兒的照顧者更可藉此機會與社區內其他幼兒照顧者交換資訊及經驗並拓展人際關係. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with other children. Caregivers also build and strengthen connection and communication with their children, and connect with other caregivers in the community. The Kaleidoscope… More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Greenwood branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring the whole family to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Kaleidoscope play & learn offers a chance for children and their families to come play and have a good time. This group is open to children of all abilities, ages 18 months to 5 years old. Description: Children learn and explore through the use of art, music, toys and more. Families learn about their child's development and community resources available to them. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Central Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Capitol Hill branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Infant/Toddler Playgroup

Seattle Area Parents and caregivers of young children (birth to 5 years of age) are invited to bring their youngsters and join together to play, read, create, sing, and have snacks. A FamilyWorks staff member or volunteer facilitates our playgroups. Participation in all playgroups is free and requires no prior registration – you can drop in. The playroom is also available for use by children accompanied by an adult when there is no playgroup/organized activity in session. Schedules are subject to change. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6727. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. FamilyWorks Family Resource Center 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.familyworksseattle.org.

Kids Graphic Novel Book Group

Seattle Area Every Wednesday throughout July and August, join the Kids Graphic Novel Book Group. Learn about different kinds of graphic novels and how to make your own! Learn about creating characters, framing art, story arcs, and more. Bring a favorite graphic novel to share, a drawing or writing pad, a pen or pencil, and your creativity. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-634-3400. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. University Book Store 4326 University Way N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.ubookstore.com.

Hooked on History!

South Sound Stop by the Museum before the concerts in Les Gove Park for free crafts and activities with a new theme each week! Free, no registration required. July 11 - Pacific Island Party July 18 - Little Artists July 25 - Early Explorers of Washington Aug 1 - Fables and Fairy Tales Hooked on History is made possible by the Wyman Youth Trust. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-288-7433. Email: arust@auburnwa.gov. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. White River Valley Museum 918 H St. S.E. Auburn WA 98002. For more info visit wrvmuseum.org.

Stellaluna

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Join Tears of Joy Theatre for a puppet show based on the popular children’s book. Description: Based on the beloved book by Janell Cannon, our rendition of this charming story is full of excitement, adventure, and big laughs. Come along as our adorable fruit bat friend, Stellaluna, learns just what it takes to be a bird, a bat, and a friend. This performance features adorable puppets that kids can explore after the show. For all ages. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Splash! Adventures with Water, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology,… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2018 Summer of Learning program, Splash! Adventures with Water, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Fremont Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Fremont Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Top Ten Toys Story Time

Seattle Area Weekly story time in the toy store, all ages welcome, held Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-782-0098. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Top Ten Toys 120 N. 85th St. Seattle WA. For more info visit www.toptentoys.com.

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

Eastside See Youth Theatre Northwest's production of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse based on the classic children’s picture book by Kevin Henkes. Recommended for ages 3 and older. Bring a blanket or fold-up chair to enjoy this outdoor performance. Various times through July 29. $15-$17, $13-$15 student/senior/youth. Week 1 Saturday, July 21 11:00 a.m. Emmanuel Church Saturday, July 21 7:00 p.m. Emmanuel Church Sunday, July 22 11:00 a.m. Rotary Park Week 2 Wednesday, July 25 11:00 a.m. Rotary Park Thursday, July 26 11:00 a.m. Rotary Park Friday, July 27 7:00 p.m. Emmanuel Church Saturday, July 28 11:00 a.m. Emmanuel Church Saturday, July 28 7:00 p.m. Emmanuel Church Sunday, July 29 2:00 p.m. Rotary Park. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-232-4145. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:00 AM. Rotary Park 4350 88th Ave. S.E. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Story Time at KidsQuest Museum

Eastside Join a weekly story time with songs, and fun books with a different theme each week. Included with admission. $12, $11 seniors and military, $3 Museums For All rate, free ages 11 months and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-637-8100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. KidsQuest Museum 1116 108th Ave. N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Just Kidding Around Concert Series

North Sound Each week features some of the best "kindie" bands around, and is sure to get you and your kiddos up and dancing. July 11 - Recess Monkey July 25 - The Not-Its! Aug. 8 - Eric Herman & the Puppy Dogs Aug. 22 - Caspar Babypants. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-806-6100. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM. Park at Bothell Landing Amphitheater 9919 N.E. 180th St. Bothell WA 98011. For more info visit www.bothellwa.gov.

StoryTime for Kids

North Sound Join us at our Mill Creek store for dramatic readings of the best in new and classic kids books. You bring the kids, and we'll provide the activities and refreshments. StoryTime for Kids is ideal for ages 3 to 7. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-385-3530. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. University Book Store 15311 Main St. Mill Creek WA 98012. For more info visit www.ubookstore.com.

Story Hour at the Conservatory

South Sound Join Bonnie Beaudoin among the beautiful flowers for monthly storytelling along with a short hands-on art project. The theme and book changes monthly, see schedule online. $3 suggested donation. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-591-5330. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory 316 S. G St. Tacoma WA 98405. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Firefighter Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: The Seattle Public Library invites preschoolers, parents and caregivers to a special story time that highlights fire safety. Description: Seattle firefighters will read books about fire safety and display some of their firefighting equipment. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! Bring your families and preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Kristin. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Room Location: The Satterberg Foundation Children's Area. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is preschool story time at the South Park Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Bea. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Jim Thixton and Carol Bennett Thixton Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Magnolia branch library! Bring your kids to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Wilderness Sleuths

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Join Woodland Park Zoo to learn how to group and classify animals as we figure out our special mystery guests! Description: Using our senses, we’ll observe characteristics and behaviors, comparing and contrasting our observations with other animals we may be more familiar with. Then, we get to meet some zoo animals while learning how scientists are still discovering new species of plants and animals almost every day! For ages 6 and under. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Splash! Adventures with Water, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math.… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2018 Summer of Learning program, Splash! Adventures with Water, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to stop by for free summer meals and snacks. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, the City of Seattle, and United Way of King County. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Waddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Jim Thixton and Carol Bennett Thixton Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Magnolia branch library! Bring your kids to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Kids and Teens Eat Free: Lunch

Seattle Area Free meals and snacks provided by the City of Seattle to kids ages 1 to 18 throughout the summer. There will be activities inside during lunch from noon to 1 p.m. followed by activities in Commons Park from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. until snack is distributed from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.   Activities will include arts and crafts, STEM challenges, sports, and more.   Monday through Wednesday for lunch and snacks. Thursdays enough lunch, and an ice cream social! Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-588-4900. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Neighborhood House High Point 6400 Sylvan Way S.W. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Live at Lunch Concert Series

Eastside Enjoy a 10-week run of free live music July 10 - September 13 every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. Local bands showcasing diverse genres and styles will play at outdoor plazas and open spaces throughout Downtown Bellevue. See complete schedule via link below. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Various Locations in Downtown Bellevue. For more info visit www.bellevuedowntown.com.

Kent Summer Concert Series for Kids

South Sound July 11 Tickle Tune Typhoon (Positive messages and silly fun) July 18 Roberto the Magnificent (Physical comedy and juggling) July 25 The Brian Waite Band (Imaginative storytelling and rock n’ roll songs) August 1 Joanie Leeds (Has been compared to Sheryl Crow and Alanis...for kids) August 8 The Not-Its! (“Kindie- Rock” for kids and parents) August 15 Recess Monkey – (Pop, folk, surf rock, and swamp-tinged country). Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-856-5050. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Town Square Park Second Avenue and Harrison Street Kent WA 98032. For more info visit www.kentwa.gov.

Kids SummerStage

South Sound Outdoor concert series that includes music and live animals. Spraypark and playground located close by - pack your lunch, swimsuit and towels and spend the afternoon at Les Gove Park. Come early for FREE Hands-on ArtRageous art activities offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at all events throughout the series. • July 11 - Mad Science's Fire & Ice Show • July 18 - Recess Monkey • July 25 - Reptile Isle • August 1 - Steve the Pretty Good Magician • August 8 - Mister G After each performance, head to the climbing wall for 'Get Outside & Climb' from 1 to 3 p.m. Unlimited climbing for $5 ($6 non-residents), ages 4 and older. Wristbands available in the Community & Event Center. Belayers, instruction and all equipment is provided. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-931-3043. Email: events@auburnwa.gov. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 12:00 PM. Les Gove Park 910 Ninth St. S.E. Auburn WA 98002. For more info visit www.auburnwa.gov.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to stop by for free summer meals and snacks. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, the City of Seattle and United Way of King County. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your infants 0-12 months to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM.

Kids Art in the Park

Seattle Area Weekly arts and crafts workshops in the park with ReCreative and other artists. Wednesdays, July 11-Aug. 29. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM. Cascade Playground 333 Pontius Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit downtownseattle.org.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at Douglass-Truth! Bring your infants age 0-12 months to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM.

Farm Party

Seattle Area Throw on your overalls and mud boots, and cuddle with cute little baby animals. Chew on straw while riding a tractor pull. Enjoy farm themed games and prizes. Farm fresh snacks will be provided. $5. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-684-7534. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

LibraryLab: Gizmos and Gadgets

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Drop in during this summer LibraryLab series and try out our builder and discovery kits. Kits may include Snap Ciruits, Ozobot Bits, Dash Robots, Kano Computer Kits, Kibo Robotic Kits, Legos and more! Description: LibraryLab is a time for people of all ages to experiment, play and create amazing inventions. We have guided sessions as well as drop-in times when you can create at your own pace, using materials we provide. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Splash! Adventures with Water, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2018 Summer of Learning program, Splash! Adventures with Water, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

World's Slowest Computer

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Build a computer that processes information at “human speed,” using sponges and sticky notes. This exercise helps you understand the basic principles of computing through a fun, competitive activity. Description: Get ready to build a computer and compete against time! These computers use pen and paper for memory cells, a grid of kitchen sponges for a screen, participants’ minds and bodies as processing units, and a simple programming language as their instructions. In teams, learners build their computers by arranging their sponges and memory cells correctly. Each team will receive the same program to execute – in the form of stacks of printed code – with the goal of running the program correctly before the other te… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. For ages 9 and up. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Native Family Play and Learn

Seattle Area Come meet other Native Families with young children. Play on beach and in the woods. Learn Southern Puget Salish and practicing the Native Language. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-694-1082. Email: eir@wccda.org. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Seahurst Park 2220 S.W. Seahurst Park Road Burien, WA 98166. For more info visit www.wccda.org.

Play with Clay

Eastside Explore ceramic tools and techniques and experiment with clay in this open ended Art Studio time. Sculpt, experiment, squish, and create again and again! All ages welcome. Included with admission. $12, $11 seniors and military, $3 Museums For All rate, free ages 11 months and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-637-8100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. KidsQuest Museum 1116 108th Ave. N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Puzzles and Pie Happy Hour

The Seattle Public Library Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Meet international puzzle artist Sarah Jane Lapp and help assemble her newest puzzles! Description: What’s better than pie and a puzzle party on a summer afternoon? Socialize and put together a variety of puzzles with your friends, family and neighbors. For ages 6 and up. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Make a Splash! Adventures with Water, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2018 Summer of Learning program, Make a Splash! Adventures with Water, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Workshop Wednesdays

North Sound A new series of hands-on workshops for kids entering grades 2-6. Tinker, experiment, and build a new take-home project each week. Pre-registration required. $20. July 11 – Art Bots Use a motor to build a jittering, drawing robot and experiment with programmable robots July 18 – Telescopes and Microscopes Experiment with lenses and learn how to turn a smartphone into a microscope July 25 – Squishy Circuits Make your own conductive dough and use it to build a light-up sculpture August 1 – Balloon Racers Design a car and make it move with air power August 8 – 3D Tops Enter the world of 3D printing by designing your own spinning top August 15 – Toy Take-Apart Find and repurpose the machines and mechanisms inside moving toys August 22 – Paper Circuits Test conductive materials and add them to a light-up work of art August 29 – Cranky Contraptions Build a mechanical masterpiece with simple machines like wheels, cams, and linkages. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-258-1006. Email: Reservations@ImagineCM.org. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Imagine Children's Museum 1502 Wall St. Everett WA 98201.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to stop by for free summer meals and snacks. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, the City of Seattle, and United Way of King County. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Afternoon Art Camp at Clover Toys

Seattle Area Clover Toys is hosting a weekly, drop-in art camp on Wednesday afternoons through Aug. 29. All activities are suitable for kids 4 years and older. A signup sheet will be available on the day of each event. Supplies and space are limited. A parent or guardian MUST be present during the activity. FREE. 7/18/2018 - Clothespin Zoo Animals 7/25/2018 - Watercoloring feat Aquarella 8/1/2018 - Paper Crowns 8/8/2018 - Egg Carton Animals 8/15/2018 - Clay Critters 8/22/2018 - Sock Puppet Theater 8/29/2018 - Pipe Cleaner Animals. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-782-0715. Email: store@clovertoys.com. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Clover Toys 5333 Ballard Ave. N.W. Seattle WA 98107. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Magic by AlakaSam!

The Seattle Public Library Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Yesler Community Center | 917 E. Yesler Way Seattle WA. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: AlakaSam’s magic show is a fun-filled, amazing and interactive experience! Description: Witness the magic all around us as AlakaSam magically and instantly transforms a silk to cane, links solid steel rings and performs amazing mind reading! Learn the components of a habitat as a volunteer helps magically produce one on stage! For all ages. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Splash! Adventures with Water, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2018 Summer of Learning program, Splash! Adventures with Water, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - Teen Space

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Nothing to do after school? Got a little time on your hands? Well, come to the Rainier Beach Branch and hang out with your friends and other teens your age. Description: Nothing to do after school? Got a little time on your hands? Well, come to the Rainier Beach Branch and hang out with your friends and other teens your age. Play video games, board games, listen to music, talk and laugh out loud, and eat until the food runs out. This program is intended for middle and high school students between ages 12 and 18. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Teen Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Play games, hang out, and make new friends this summer at the NewHolly Branch. Description: Drop in to Teen Time for fun activities, including board and video games. Bring a friend and we'll bring the games! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to stop by for free summer meals and snacks. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, the City of Seattle, and United Way of King County. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Intergenerational Arts Activities with Silver Kite Community Arts

Seattle Area Silver Kite Community Arts designs is hosting a hands-on art series for kids. Each session will focus on a different form of creation. June 27 Dances of the World – Teaching people cultural dances from around the world. July 11 Making Puppets – Intergenerational Puppet making classes July 25 & Aug. 8 Nature Portraits – Making Self Portraits using material found in the park. Aug. 22 Sidewalk Chalk Mural – Intergenerational Sidewalk chalk class. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-613-3232. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Westlake Park 401 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit downtownseattle.org.

Story Time at Secret Garden books

Seattle Area Enjoy story time in the book store. Every once in awhile, the reader will be a local author/illustrator, or an author or illustrator on a national tour. Held Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-789-5006. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 4:30 PM. Secret Garden Books 2214 N.W. Market St. Seattle WA 98107. For more info visit www.secretgardenbooks.com.

Young Readers Society

Seattle Area Book club for kids ages 8 to 12 meets on the last Wednesday of the month. Kids only, no parents allowed. Enjoy pizza and discussion! Check the link below to find out the current book. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-789-5006. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Secret Garden Books 2214 N.W. Market St. Seattle WA 98107. For more info visit www.secretgardenbooks.com.

Free Music in the Park in SeaTac

South Sound Outdoor concert series. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.  Additional parking is available at Alaska Airlines which is located just north of Angle Lake Park. July 11 - Cory Wilds Band (rock, blues and jazz) July 18 - Platinum Soul (funk, soul, R&B) July 25 - Jessica Lynne (country). Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-973-4680. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Angle Lake Park 19408 International Blvd. SeaTac WA 98188. For more info visit www.seatacwa.gov.

Wednesday Family Date Night - Summer Concerts

South Sound Bring a blanket and enjoy this outdoor concert series. July 11 Folsom Prison (Johnny Cash tribute band) July 18 Darren Motamedy (Smooth Jazz) July 25 Stonesy (Rolling Stones tribute band) August 1 Mycle Wastman (Soul, R&B, pop) August 8 Culture Shock (Latin American hits from trumpeter Bobby Medina) August 15 The Fabulous Johnsons with special guest Spike (Classic rock) August 22 Hook Me Up Band (Jazz/pop quartet) August 29 Caleb and Walter (Rootsy, country Americana). Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Kent Station Plaza 417 Ramsay Way Kent WA 98032. For more info visit www.kentwa.gov.

Outdoor Movies at Marymoor Park

Eastside Enjoy outdoor movies, entertainment, trivia and food trucks. Weekly from June 28 through August 29. Seating opens at 6:30 p.m. movies show at dusk. $5-$6, free ages 5 and younger. $5 parking. 2018 Schedule Thurs. June 28: The Goonies / Aaron J. Shay (live banjo) Thurs. July 5: Wonder Woman / variety entertainment Wed. July 11: Jumanji / The Sweet Goodbyes (live acoustic duo) Wed. July 18: Coco / variety entertainment Wed. July 25: The Greatest Showman / Strangely (cirque performer) Thurs. Aug. 2: 10 Things I Hate About You / variety entertainment Wed. Aug. 8: Thor: Ragnarok / Brian Ernst (live music) Wed. Aug. 15: The Lion King / The Cabiri (cirque entertainment) Wed. Aug. 22: Black Panther / The Cabiri (cirque entertainment) Wed. Aug. 29: The Princess Bride / The Cabiri (cirque entertainment). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 6:30 PM. Marymoor Park 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.epiceap.com.

Pajamas & Puppets

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It's time for pajamas and puppets at the Northeast Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy a puppet show -- along with stories, rhymes, songs and fun -- with our children's librarian. Description: Pajamas are welcome and encouraged! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

U Village Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Seattle Area The Sounds of Summer Concert Series at University Village is a series of free concerts on Wednesdays beginning July 11 and running through August 22, from 7-8:30 p.m. Seating begins at 6 p.m.  July 11 Dudley Manlove Quartet July 18 Nite Wave July 25 DoctorfunK August 1 The Paperboys August 8 Kalimba August 15  Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme August 22 Hit Explosion. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. University Village 2623 N.E. University Village St. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit uvillage.com.

Summer Concert Series at Des Moines Beach Park

South Sound Outdoor summer concert series, free, however donations are appreciated.  July 11 - Borrowed Time (Styx)  borrowedtimerocks.net/ July 18 - Flashback  reverbnation.com/flashback44                     The Summer of Love revisited!                     Wear tie-dye and get your 60s on! July 25 - Longstride  longstridemusic.com/ August 1 - The ABBAgraphs  theabbagraphs.com/ August 8 - Time Machine Radio  tmradioband.com/ August 15 - Danny Vernon (Elvis)  dannyvernon.com/          August 22 - The Beatniks  thebeatniks.com/. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Des Moines Beach Park 22030 Cliff Ave. S. Des Moines WA 98198. For more info visit www.desmoinesartscommission.com.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Farther Afield Wednesdays 7 to 9 p.m. through Aug. 15 enjoy this outdoor concert series with kids activities, and concessions for purchase. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-842-2306. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Battle Point Park 10800 Battle Point Drive N.E. Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit biparks.org.

Music Under the Stars

Seattle Area Hear live classical music played by a talented student orchestra, followed by a live broadcast of a Seattle Symphony concert during the month of July. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-283-8710. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 7:30 PM. Volunteer Park 1247 15th Ave. E. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit www.seattlechambermusic.org.

Hairspray

North Sound "This all-new stage production will be bursting with Village Theatre’s unique flair, as Hairspray gives new meaning to BIG entertainment. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream: to dance her way onto national TV, dethrone the reigning teen queen, win the affections of the local heartthrob, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do! The Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning Best Musical teaches us to look past skin color and size in the fight for equal rights." Some content may be inappropriate for younger children. See the preview guide via the link below. Various times through July 29. $35-$75. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425- 257-8600. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 7:30 PM. Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit villagetheatre.org.

Story Time at the Washington Park Arboretum

The Seattle Public Library Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Story Time will meet at the "Tot Lot" at the corner of E Lynn St and 26th Ave. E. Signs. Library staff will be there to guide you to the story time location. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time in the Washington Park Arboretum! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:00 PM – 11:30 PM.