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Tuesday, September 16

From dressing up like a wolf eel to fish-print painting and water play with ocean animal toys, Toddler Time will keep even the busiest of bodies engaged and entertained. A myriad of developmentally age-appropriate, hands-on activities await for tots to explore. FREE with Aquarium admission For children 5 and under; must be accompanied by an adult In our classrooms on select Mondays and Tuesdays; September 2014–February 2015 Drop in for any length of time 9:30am-noon September 15, 16, 22 and 23 October 6, 7, 13 and 14 November 3, 4, 24 and 25 December 1, 2, 8 and 9 January 12, 13, 26 and 27 February 9, 10, 23 and 24

Toddler Time at the Seattle Aquarium

when: Select Mondays & Tuesdays from Sept. 2014–Feb. 2015

where: Seattle Waterfront, Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA

cost: Free with admission

ages: 0-5

the scoop:

From dressing up like a wolf eel to fish-print painting and water play with ocean… read more
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Seattle Design Festival: Design in Motion

when: Sep 16 - Sep 19 at various times (see listing)

where: Georgetown, Various locations , Seattle

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

At this two-week, city-wide festival enjoy talks, tours, films, exhibitions, site-specific installations, family and kid-oriented… read more
Free trial Musikgarten class, Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30, all of September. Sing, Move, and Play instruments with your child! Come for the fun, stay for the education!

Free Musikgarten Class

when: Every Tues. & Fri. from 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. during Sept.

where: Magnolia, Musikgarten of Seattle, 3007 22nd Ave. W., Seattle, WA

cost: Free

ages: 15 mo.- 3

the scoop:

Come and experience a Musikgarten class with your little one this fall. During classes, you… read more
Puyallup Fair 2011

Washington State Fair

when: Sep 16 - Sep 21 at various times (see listing)

where: Puyallup, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave. S.W., Puyallup , Wa

cost: $9-12.50 (5 and under free)

ages: All

the scoop:

There is something for everyone at this annual state fair! Enjoy family-friendly entertainment on multiple stages,… read more
Elemental Wood Fired Pizza

Trendspotting at U Village

when: Sep 16 - Sep 30 at 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: University District, University Village Shopping Center, 2623 N.E. University Village St., Seattle, WA

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

This month-long celebration of fall fashion, in-store events, and a major contest will take place… read more

Wednesday, September 17

Puyallup Fair 2011

Washington State Fair

when: Sep 17 - Sep 21 at various times (see listing)

where: Puyallup, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave. S.W., Puyallup , Wa

cost: $9-12.50 (5 and under free)

ages: All

the scoop:

There is something for everyone at this annual state fair! Enjoy family-friendly entertainment on multiple stages,… read more
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Little Book Worms

when: every Wednesday at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: Bellevue, The Bravern, 11111 N.E. 8th St. Ste 5, Bellevue, Wa

cost: Free

ages: 0-4

the scoop:

Looking for a fun indoor activity? Head over to the The Bravern for stories, songs,… read more
Elemental Wood Fired Pizza

Trendspotting at U Village

when: Sep 17 - Sep 30 at 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: University District, University Village Shopping Center, 2623 N.E. University Village St., Seattle, WA

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

This month-long celebration of fall fashion, in-store events, and a major contest will take place… read more
seattle design festival

Seattle Design Festival: Design in Motion

when: Sep 17 - Sep 19 at various times (see listing)

where: Georgetown, Various locations , Seattle

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

At this two-week, city-wide festival enjoy talks, tours, films, exhibitions, site-specific installations, family and kid-oriented… read more

Thursday, September 18

Modern Manners for Modern Children Part II: The Gracious Host and Guest

Modern Manners for Modern Children Part II

when: Sep 18 at 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

where: Northgate, Verity Credit Union Conference Center, 11027 Meridian Ave. N., Seattle, WA

cost: $55/child (includes a certificate of completion, handouts & party food)

ages: 7-12

the scoop:

Birthday parties and play dates are always fun for kids. Make sure your child is… read more
seattle design festival

Seattle Design Festival: Design in Motion

when: Sep 18 - Sep 19 at various times (see listing)

where: Georgetown, Various locations , Seattle

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

At this two-week, city-wide festival enjoy talks, tours, films, exhibitions, site-specific installations, family and kid-oriented… read more
Free trial Musikgarten class, Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30, all of September. Sing, Move, and Play instruments with your child! Come for the fun, stay for the education!

Free Musikgarten Class

when: Every Tues. & Fri. from 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. during Sept.

where: Magnolia, Musikgarten of Seattle, 3007 22nd Ave. W., Seattle, WA

cost: Free

ages: 15 mo.- 3

the scoop:

Come and experience a Musikgarten class with your little one this fall. During classes, you… read more
Come and experience a Musikgarten class with your little one. We sing, dance, play instruments and get to know new friends as we learn! Music education is the goal and we have a lot of fun along the way. Singing Hearts has served the greater Seattle area for over 7 years. We look forward to having you visit. Please send a quick email rsvp for for class-space is limited. See you Thursday.

Free Musikgarten Preview Class

when: September 18 at 10:00 a.m.

where: Shoreline, Singing Hearts Music Studio, 819 N.E. 180th St., Shoreline, WA

cost: Free

ages: 14 mos-3.5

the scoop:

Come and experience a Musikgarten class with your little one this fall. During classes, you… read more
KidsQuest

$1 Third Thursday Night

when: Third Thursday of the month

where: Factoria, KidsQuest Children's Museum, 4091 Factoria Mall S.E., Bellevue, Wa

cost: $1

ages: All

the scoop:

What can you do with a dollar? Build a bridge, paint a masterpiece, discover the… read more
Puyallup Fair 2011

Washington State Fair

when: Sep 18 - Sep 21 at various times (see listing)

where: Puyallup, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave. S.W., Puyallup , Wa

cost: $9-12.50 (5 and under free)

ages: All

the scoop:

There is something for everyone at this annual state fair! Enjoy family-friendly entertainment on multiple stages,… read more
ringling bros. and barnum and bailey circus

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

when: Sep 18 - Sep 21 at various times (see listing)

where: Everett, Comcast Arena at Everett , 2000 Hewitt Ave. , Everett, WA

cost: $10-70

ages: All

the scoop:

Calling all circus lovers! The Greatest Show on Earth is back in town and you don’t… read more
Elemental Wood Fired Pizza

Trendspotting at U Village

when: Sep 18 - Sep 30 at 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: University District, University Village Shopping Center, 2623 N.E. University Village St., Seattle, WA

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

This month-long celebration of fall fashion, in-store events, and a major contest will take place… read more

Friday, September 19

Puyallup Fair 2011

Washington State Fair

when: Sep 19 - Sep 21 at various times (see listing)

where: Puyallup, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave. S.W., Puyallup , Wa

cost: $9-12.50 (5 and under free)

ages: All

the scoop:

There is something for everyone at this annual state fair! Enjoy family-friendly entertainment on multiple stages,… read more
It is our 6th annual Talk Like a Pirate celebration and we have got grand opportunities for the wee mateys to enjoy. Our staff has been practicing their pirate lingo, and we have invited our pirate friends the Southworth Buccaneers to visit from 11am to 2pm! All day in our lobby, kiddos can create pirate hats and hooks, practice pinning the parrot on the pirate and perfect their pirate lingo! One free child admission when dressed as a pirate.

Talk Like a Pirate Day

when: Sep 19 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Lower Queen Anne, Seattle Children's Museum, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, Wa

cost: Free with admission or membership (one free admission with pirate costume)

ages: 10 mos.-10

the scoop:

Ahoy, mateys! The Museum is having its 6th annual Talk Like a Pirate celebration and they… read more
ringling bros. and barnum and bailey circus

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

when: Sep 19 - Sep 21 at various times (see listing)

where: Everett, Comcast Arena at Everett , 2000 Hewitt Ave. , Everett, WA

cost: $10-70

ages: All

the scoop:

Calling all circus lovers! The Greatest Show on Earth is back in town and you don’t… read more
Dr. Maze's

Sunflower Celebration @ Dr. Maze’s

when: Fridays and Saturdays Sept. 5-20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

where: Redmond, Dr. Maze's Farm, 15410 N.E. 124th St., Redmond

cost: Varies with each activity

ages: All

the scoop:

Take the fam to Dr. Maze’s to enjoy their 4-acre 2014 Sunflower and Corn Maze… read more
Elemental Wood Fired Pizza

Trendspotting at U Village

when: Sep 19 - Sep 30 at 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: University District, University Village Shopping Center, 2623 N.E. University Village St., Seattle, WA

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

This month-long celebration of fall fashion, in-store events, and a major contest will take place… read more
seattle design festival

Seattle Design Festival: Design in Motion

when: Sep 19 - Sep 19 at various times (see listing)

where: Georgetown, Various locations , Seattle

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

At this two-week, city-wide festival enjoy talks, tours, films, exhibitions, site-specific installations, family and kid-oriented… read more
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Holy Rosary WestFest

when: Sep 19 - Sep 20 at various times (see listing)

where: West Seattle, Holy Rosary Parish, 4142 42nd Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA

cost: Free admission (activity costs vary)

ages: All

the scoop:

This annual community fall festival will feature tons of fun activities including inflatables, live entertainment,… read more

Saturday, September 20

Asian elephant Suki turns 50 in 2014

Elephant Birthday Party

when: Sep 20 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Tacoma , Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma , WA

cost: Free with admission or membership

ages: All

the scoop:

Take your crew to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium for an elephant-sized 50th birthday party… read more
Rent a Pirate Pond Boat to sail on Lake Union Park's Model Boat Pond. These 39-inch pond boats are scale models of the R-Boat Pirate, which is on exhibit on our docks at South Lake Union. Sailing these miniature racing yachts is a great way to learn the basic concepts of sailing while enjoying time at the park. Pond Boat Sailing takes places Saturdays April-November.

Pond Boat Sailing

when: Every Saturday & Sunday from May to November

where: South Lake Union, The Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle, Wa

cost: $5 suggested donation

ages: All

the scoop:

Looking for a fun family activity? Rent a pirate pond boat to sail on Lake… read more
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Salmon SEEson in Issaquah

when: Sept. 13 to Nov. 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m

where: Issaquah, Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, 125 West Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

See the salmon return to Issaquah Creek daily from the bridge or through viewing windows.… read more
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42nd Street

when: Sept. 6-7, 13-14 & 20-21

where: Burien, Highline Performing Arts Center , 401 S. 152nd St., Burien

cost: $12

ages: All

the scoop:

In this latest Hi-Liners production adapted from the classic 1933 musical film, see a chorus girl… read more
Puyallup Fair 2011

Washington State Fair

when: Sep 20 - Sep 21 at various times (see listing)

where: Puyallup, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave. S.W., Puyallup , Wa

cost: $9-12.50 (5 and under free)

ages: All

the scoop:

There is something for everyone at this annual state fair! Enjoy family-friendly entertainment on multiple stages,… read more
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Walk To End Alzheimer’s

when: Sep 20 at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: South Lake Union, South Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle, Wa

cost: Free (fundraising encouraged)

ages: All

the scoop:

Lace up your tennies, grab the jogging stroller, and join other Seattle families for the… read more
ringling bros. and barnum and bailey circus

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

when: Sep 20 - Sep 21 at various times (see listing)

where: Everett, Comcast Arena at Everett , 2000 Hewitt Ave. , Everett, WA

cost: $10-70

ages: All

the scoop:

Calling all circus lovers! The Greatest Show on Earth is back in town and you don’t… read more
Dr. Maze's

Sunflower Celebration @ Dr. Maze’s

when: Fridays and Saturdays Sept. 5-20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

where: Redmond, Dr. Maze's Farm, 15410 N.E. 124th St., Redmond

cost: Varies with each activity

ages: All

the scoop:

Take the fam to Dr. Maze’s to enjoy their 4-acre 2014 Sunflower and Corn Maze… read more
Good Fest

GoodFest 2014

when: Sep 20 at 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

where: Redmond, Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St., Redmond, WA

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

The biggest kids’ festival on the Eastside returns to Redmond Town Center and you don’t… read more
Elemental Wood Fired Pizza

Trendspotting at U Village

when: Sep 20 - Sep 30 at 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: University District, University Village Shopping Center, 2623 N.E. University Village St., Seattle, WA

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

This month-long celebration of fall fashion, in-store events, and a major contest will take place… read more
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Sea Otter Awareness Weekend

when: Weekends Sept. 20-21 & 27-28

where: Seattle Waterfront, Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA

cost: Free with admission

ages: All

the scoop:

Take the fam to the Seattle Aquarium to explore the lives of sea otters with… read more
carnival ride-westfest

Holy Rosary WestFest

when: Sep 20 - Sep 20 at various times (see listing)

where: West Seattle, Holy Rosary Parish, 4142 42nd Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA

cost: Free admission (activity costs vary)

ages: All

the scoop:

This annual community fall festival will feature tons of fun activities including inflatables, live entertainment,… read more

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