Seattle Kids Events
A three day weekend looms so how’s a family to fill the time? Well, we’ve got a few ideas (as usual)…Start with family game night and then plan a walk in the park, or head indoors to make rockets at a museum or watch a play. Oh, and if you’ve got a daughter who is currently selling Girl Scout cookies, you might want to head over to Molly Moon’s on Capitol Hill or in Wallingford. They are buying mint Girl Scout cookies to make their famous Scout Mint flavor (and they need at least 4,500 boxes!). Make a sale and have some ice cream while you’re at it.
Life’s A Stage
Myth Understandings at Second Story Rep Two good reasons to head to this show: First, it’s a way to celebrate the fact the local theater, which was on the brink of closing, met its fundraising goal and is staying open! Second, it’s a funny show about two scientists testing their “personal thinking machine” while examining myths and fairytales.Fri., 7 pm; Sat.-Sun. 1 and 4 p.m.; Redmond, $9. Read more.
Get Crafty Saturdays at BAM Explore the cool John Buck: Iconography exhibit of woodblock prints, rubbings and sculpture; then make your own 3-D version of one of Buck’s masterpieces. Sat., 1 to 3 pm, Bellevue. $7 to $9; Free for 5 and under. Read more
Better Than TV
Game Night at KidsQuest Bring the whole crew out for a TV- and computer-free night of family bonding with the added benefit of teaching kids problem solving and team building skills. Thurs., 5 to 8 p.m., Factoria, $7.50. Read more.
Strolling through Me-Kwa-Mooks Take a guided walk through Me-Kwa-Mooks park (which in Nisqually means “shaped like a bears head”) and check out its unique forest habitat that’s under restoration. Psst: Rumor has it there’s a new eagles nest there, so be on the lookout. Sat., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Seattle, Free, Read more.
Rocket to the Moon Family Workshop Calling all astronaut-wannabes. Learn about the rocket that carried astronauts to the moon and then make your own Saturn 5 rocket model.Sat and Sun., 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., through Jan 24; Seattle, $7.50 to $14; Free for 5 and under. Read more.
Better Than TV
Meet Illustrator Peter Brown at Ballard Library After a quiet MLK Monday we know you’ll be ready to meet the wonderful Mr. Brown, illustrator of Flight of the Dodo and The Curious Garden and his newest masterpiece, The Purple Kangaroo. (He’ll also do a drawing demo!) Tues., 6:30 p.m., Ballard, Free. Read more.