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Sunday, January 15

Few places on earth rival the rugged beauty and biological diversity of Washington state’s North Cascades wilderness. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and stories of the North Cascades' people, plants and animals at the Burke’s latest exhibit, Wild Nearby.

Wild Nearby Exhibit

when: Jan 15, 2017 - Feb 5 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: University District, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, 4331 Memorial Way N.E., Seattle, Wa

cost: Included with admission or membership

ages: All

Photo Credit: Ashley Pribyl

Visit Hawaii in Your Own Backyard

when: Jan 15, 2017 - Jan 16, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

cost: Free with admission

ages: All

In Seattle, food has always meant more than a meal. The city’s journey from the earliest oyster middens to the modern four-star restaurants is a reflection of Seattle’s geography, history, and people. MOHAI’s Edible City: A Delicious Journey serves up the story of how people eat in Seattle, and how urban palates have developed over the years. Curated by two-time James Beard Award winner Rebekah Denn, Edible City will be a main course on the city's cultural buffet. Discover the secret history of the Pacific Northwest’s favorite foods!

Edible City: A Delicious Journey

when: Jan 15, 2017 - Sep 10 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: South Lake Union, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle, Wa

cost: Included with admission; 14 & under Free

ages: All


Washington State Park Free Days

when: Various dates in 2017

where: Washington State Parks, Seattle, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All



when: Various dates and times Dec. 1, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017

where: Lower Queen Anne , Seattle Children's Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle, Wa

cost: $22-$44

ages: 3 & older

photo: Finding Neverland

Finding Neverland

when: Jan 15, 2017 - Jan 15, 2017 at various times (see listing)

where: Downtown Seattle, The Paramount Theater, 911 Pine St., Seattle, Wa

cost: $30-$100

ages: 4 & over


A Closer Look: Portraits from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection

when: Jan 15, 2017 - Feb 26 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: South Lake Union, Pivot Art + Culture, 609 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle, Wa

cost: $5

ages: All

When foster children transition into a new and unfamiliar home, comfort items like a new pair of PJs can make the move a little easier. To help, Sleep Train is hosting its annual Pajama Drive for Foster Kids now through February 26th. Donations of new PJs in all sizes – infant to teen – can be dropped off at any Sleep Train store. For more information, visit www.sleeptrainfosterkids.org.

Sleep Train’s Pajama Drive for Foster Kids

when: Jan 15, 2017 - Feb 27 at 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: All Sleep Train Stores, Seattle, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

Experience the best British Panto this side of the Pond. Panto has a long tradition of some three hundred years. Performed during the holidays, this interactive theatre is fun for all, parents and kids alike. This year's Panto is once again full of large, colorful characters, original songs, plenty of audience participation, and fairy tale fun to entertain audiences both young and old! You'll be encouraged to boo at the villains, cheer for the heroes, and sing along with whole cast. The troupe manages to fire enough jokes and innuendos over the kids' heads to keep everyone entertained. With all original songs and music featuring The Fremont Philharmonic Orchestra, this musical comedy is a great holiday experience. Meet Rumpelstiltskin and his evil wife, Hortensia; they love babies but not teenagers! Will Rapunzel escape from her tower? Can Arugula spin straw into gold? Will the Kingdom go broke? Will Dame Daisy and her donkey, Butterbibb, keep working at the mill? Come cheer the heroes and boo the villains!


when: Select dates Dec. 10, 2016-Jan. 15, 2017 at various times

where: Fremont, Hale's Palladium, 4301 Leary Way N.W., Seattle, Wa

cost: $7-$15

ages: All


#zulilycutie contest

when: Jan 15, 2017 - Jan 18, 2017

where: Belltown , zulily , Seattle, Wa

cost: Free

ages: 0-2

From the Friday after Thanksgiving through December 30th, Festivals of Light explores a winter holiday celebration each week from the perspective of a family. Children explore the food, decorations, games, activities and music associated with each holiday as they step into a 'household' amidst their celebration. Each week, the kid-sized dwelling space of a family changes to highlight a new festival including their kitchen and living room, a family craft table and a reading space. 2014 Festivals of Light Season: Diwali 11/28-12/4 Christmas Around the World 12/5-12/11 Hanukkah 12/12-12/18 Santa Lucia 12/19-12/23 Kwanzaa 12/26-12/30

Festivals of Light

when: Jan 15, 2017 - Jan 15, 2017 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

cost: $9.50-10.50 (under 1 Free)

ages: 10 mos-10

Curious George: The Golden Meatball

when: Weekends Jan. 7-28, 2017

where: Redmond, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St., Redmond, Wa

cost: $5-10

ages: All

Bring the whole family for an hour and half themed walk. We will stop along the way for games, hands-on activities and learning geared toward children and their caregivers. WHEN: Saturdays at 1pm to 2:30pm WHERE: Washington Park Arboretum—the guide will meet you on the parking lot side (east) of the Graham Visitors Center at 1:00pm. TOPICS: January – Evergreen Trees February – Using our Senses March – Nature Investigations

Family Weekend Walks

when: Jan 15, 2017 - Mar 25 at 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

where: Arboretum, Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Dr. E., Seattle, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

The 23rd annual MMBA’s Wooden Boat Show will be held on Sunday, June 26th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the lovely Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon, Calif. View and board classic sailing vessels, meet their skippers, and learn their unique history. Show proceeds go to the Master Mariners Benevolent Foundation, a 501(c)3, which provides scholarships for youth sailing, wooden boat building, and maritime education. Since 1867, the Master Mariners Benevolent Association has been devoted to the preservation of classic sailing yachts and traditional seamanship. Both large and small classic sailing vessels will be on display with live music by the SF Feetwarmers Jazz Band, model boat building for children by the Arques School of Traditional Boatbuilding. Outdoor bar & grill open for lunch. $20 entry for this fun fund-raising event. Children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult. Bring the whole family!

Cast Off – Public Sunday Sail

when: every Sunday at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

cost: Free (donations gladly accepted)

ages: All

Get outside with your preschooler, foster curiosity and explore the natural world. Our Weekly two-hour classes engage the senses with hands on-activities, science-based exploration, learning stations, songs, stories, hikes and games based around a theme that changes every week. WHERE: UW Botanic Gardens – Washington Park Arboretum WHEN: Winter Series begins January 12th, runs through March 18th - Thursday, Friday or Saturday, 9:30 am to 11:30 am WHO: Children 2-5 years old and their caregiver COST: $18/class for 1 adult and 1 child. Additional child: $9/class. Discount for 6 or more classes. Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu Phone: 206-685-8033 website: uwbotanicgardens@uw.edu

Family Nature Class

when: Jan. 12-Mar. 18, 2016 on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

where: Arboretum, UW Botanic Gardens Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Dr. E., Seattle, Wa

cost: $18/class for one child and adult; $9/additional child

ages: 2-5 with caregiver

Each Storytime weekend features a different wild animal or nature theme that occurs in the watershed. First, a naturalist will read a story and share pictures and videos about the week’s theme; then you can choose from several different crafts. New this year: a different type of craft each week! ADA accessible. All ages welcome.

Wildlife Storytime and Crafts

when: Jan. 14-15 & 28-29, Feb. 11-12 & 25-26 and Mar. 11-12 & 25-26, 2017 from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

where: North Bend, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 17905 Cedar Falls Rd. S.E., North Bend, Wa

cost: Free (registration is encouraged)

ages: All

Grave Digger

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series presented by AMSOIL

when: Jan 15, 2017 - Jan 15, 2017 at various times (see listing)

where: Tacoma , Tacoma Dome , 2727 E. D St., Tacoma , Wa

cost: $15-45 (pit passes $10)

ages: All

PSC Model Railroad Show

43rd Annual Model Railroad Show

when: Jan 15, 2017 - Jan 16, 2017 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Lower Queen Anne, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seatte, Wa

cost: Free with admission or membership

ages: All