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Park in the Dark @ the Arboretum

when: Aug 10, 2013 at 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

where: Montlake, UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, Wa

cost: $8/person

ages: All

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Looking for a fun, family evening activity? After dark in the Arboretum (when the people and cars are gone), nocturnal animals move about. During this special night hike, explore the park using your senses, search for crepuscular and nocturnal movements in the forest, and learn about night-related animal adaptations.

Additional dates and times:

August 31: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
September 4: 700 pm – 8:30 pm
September 28: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
October 12: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

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Saturday, April 19

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Whirligig!

when: Apr 4, 2014 - Apr 20 at 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Lower Queen Anne, Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, Wa

cost: $1.50-7.50 (Thursdays free)

ages: 0-12

the scoop:

It’s time to swing into spring at Seattle Center’s annual Whirligig! festival. For two-weeks, the… read more
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Adventure Kids Playcare Spring Festival

when: Apr 19 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Issaquah, Issaquah Commons, 775 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Seattle, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

Adventure Kids Playcare is hosting their 5th annual Spring Festival and you’re invited! This carnival-style… read more
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Free Wing Luke Day

when: Apr 19 at 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Chinatown International District, Wing Luke Museum , 719 South King Street, Seattle, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

Take the kiddos to the Wing Luke Museum to explore Asian-American art and to enjoy the… read more
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Afternoon on the Trails

when: Apr 19 at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Bainbridge Island, IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. N.E., Bainbridge Island, Wa

cost: Free (donations appreciated)

ages: All

the scoop:

At this special event honoring Earth Day, you’re invited to be curious as you explore… read more
Come on out for the Annual Great Westside Easter Egg Hunt, held April 19th, the Saturday before Easter. Grab the kids and head out to the only event of its kind on the Westside, held at the Washington County Fair Complex in Hillsboro. This event will feature lots of candy and tons of great prizes for kids, plus a fire truck, police cars, pony rides, face painting, a petting zoo, inflatable bounce houses, games, arts & crafts, Red Cross Blood Drive, and pictures with the Easter Bunny! Rain or shine we'll be there! Please note this event is outside only. And Moms, we also have a hunt for you too! Find jewelry, trips, day spa packages, and more! For information about sponsoring this event or showcasing your business, contact 503-640-1360 or email alisa@kuik.com.

West Seattle Spring Egg Hunts

when: Apr 19 at 10 a.m.

where: West Seattle , Alki Community Center, 5817 S.W. Stevens St., Seatte, Wa

cost: Free

ages: 3-11

the scoop:

BYOB your own basket and search for chocolate eggs, candy, and prizes at these annual egg… read more
Owl Prowl - full moon Saturday April 19th 8:00 - 10:30 PM $10/person Scholarships available Ages 8 and up Join us for this epic night time adventure! Under the light of the full moon, you will search for our resident barred and barn owls. Your prowl will begin with family lessons where you will learn about these amazing nocturnal predators, their habitats, behaviors and language including a dissection of owl pellets to find the bones and skulls from their past victims. You will continue with a night hike deep into the old growth forest where you will learn to speak owl and call out to your new feathery friends. Owls start hooting in January and continue well into the fall. For ages 8 and up (must have ability to stand still and be super quiet!) and anyone able to stay awake until 10:30 PM and hike 2 miles.

Go on a Full Moon Owl Prowl

when: Apr 19 at 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

where: Seward Park, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle, Wa

cost: $10/person (scholarships available)

ages: 8 and up

the scoop:

Join the Seward Park Audubon Center for this epic night time adventure! In the darkness of… read more
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Scrambled Egg 5K Race

when: Apr 19 at 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

where: Redmond, Redmond City Hall, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond , Wa

cost: $15-40

ages: All

the scoop:

It’s a 5K race with an egg hunt built-in! Find different colored eggs scattered all… read more
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

when: Apr 11, 2014 - Apr 19 at varies (see listing)

where: Lower Queen Anne, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, Seattle, Wa

cost: $28-120

ages: All

the scoop:

Based on Shakespeare’s comedy that chronicles confusions and reunions between pairs of mortal lovers and… read more
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Spring Egg Hunts

when: Apr 19 - Apr 20 at 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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

cost: $3-4 plus cost of admission for non-members

ages: 1-10

the scoop:

Hop on down to the Seattle Children’s Museum for lots of Easter fun! For two… read more
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Get Crafty at BAM

when: every Saturday at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Bellevue, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue, Wa

cost: Free with admission or $2 materials fee per child

ages: 4-12

the scoop:

Looking for a fun indoor activity? Take the kiddos to BAM every Saturday for hands-on… read more
Looking for a little romance in your life? If so, it’s time to put on your dancing shoes and head outside to “Dance ’til Dusk!” That’s right – for 15 nights throughout July and August, Seattleites can come out to one of four parks in the Downtown, Belltown and Pioneer Square areas: Occidental,Freeway, Westlake and Olympic Sculpture, and dance the night away. Accompanied by live music, attendees can spend the first hour learning the dance of the evening then put their moves to the test the rest of the night. Dancing and music in the outdoors – it gets my toes tapping! And, it’s free to everyone, no matter what your experience! July 11-August 296-9:30PM

Celebrate Earth Day at Olympic Sculpture Park

when: Apr 19 at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Seattle Waterfront , Olympic Sculpture Park, 2901 Western Ave., Seattle , Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

At this family-friendly Earth Day celebration, learn about the site history and ecology of the… read more
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Peep! Peep! Kids’ Crafts

when: Apr 19 at 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

where: Bellevue, Northwest Arts Center, 9825 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue , Wa

cost: $25/resident; $30/non-resident (one child/one adult)

ages: 2-5

the scoop:

Make cheerful chicks that peek out of decorated eggs as well as other springtime creatures! … read more
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Lil’ Ones Egg Hunt

when: Apr 19 at 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Mercer Island, Mercerdale Park, 77th Ave. S.E. and S.E. 32nd St., Mercer Island, Wa

cost: Free

ages: 1-6

the scoop:

No need to wake up the kiddos early for an Easter egg hunt when you… read more
Join us every Tuesday from 10-11:30am for Play to Learn. Offered in partnership with the Children's Museum of Tacoma, this FREE program encourages children and adults to play TOGETHER! Play to Learn is for parents, grandparents, neighbors, family, and friends who nurture children ages six and under. The weekly thematic curriculum invites individual play, fun group activities, songs, and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together. This is a drop-in program. No advance registration is required. 

A Play-Based Program Designed for Kids & Adults

when: Feb 4, 2014 - Jun 3 at 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

where: Tacoma, Charles Wright Academy, 7723 Chambers Creek Rd. W., Tacoma, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

Offered in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, this free program encourages kids and… read more
EARTH DAY, EARTH DAY!!! We are Celebrating an AWESOME Day this upcoming Saturday. We'll be making Trufulla Trees using fabric scraps donated from Rain Baby Gear. Susan will be on hand to help us out, as well as Kraftin & Mr. Sebastien to help us out with our Lorax moustaches. Come down this Sat. April 19th from 12pm - 4pm to join in the festivities! FREE to our community with a lot of fun to be had!

Celebrate Earth Day with Hands-on Activities

when: Apr 19 at 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Renton Landing, Creative Mom Toys , 840 N. 10th Pl., Ste. A, Seattle, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

Creative Mom Toys is celebrating Earth Day with lots of awesome hands-on activities. Stop by… read more
Get your mind and hands busy building, creating and imagining with exciting hands-on projects!

Weekend Playshop at the Museum

when: Apr 19 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

cost: Free with admission or membership

ages: Ages 5 and up

the scoop:

Get your mind and hands busy building, creating and imagining with exciting hands-on projects!… read more
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Easter Breakfast & Egg Hunt with Cha! Cha!

when: Apr 19 at 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

where: Southcenter , Southcenter Mall , 2800 Southcenter Mall, Seattle , Wa

cost: Free admission (breakfast extra)

ages: All

the scoop:

Hop over to Rainforest Cafe for an eggstra-special breakfast with Cha! Cha! and the Easter… read more
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LEGO Mania!

when: Apr 19 at see listing

where: Seattle Public Libraries , Seattle, Wa

cost: Free

ages: 5 and up

the scoop:

Calling all LEGO buffs! The Seattle Public Library is holding weekly LEGO meet ups for… read more
We are over the moon with excitement to bring you our spring performance of Mother Goose, presented by Theater for Young Children! Join Sweet Pea Cottage Preschool of the Arts for this fabulous show that’s sure to be a hoot for the whole family. Theater for Young Children will bring crafts, song, dance, and child participation to audiences alike. With Special Guest - Evan the Magician! From the popular creators of The Gingerbread Man and The Velveteen Rabbit comes a classic show with a fun new twist!

A Mother Goose Production Like No Other

when: Apr 19 at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

where: Queen Anne, Sweet Pea Cottage Preschool of the Arts, 2011 1st Ave. N., Seattle, Wa

cost: $5/person

ages: All

the scoop:

This latest Theater for Young Children production of Mother Goose promises to be a hoot… read more
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April Pools Day

when: Apr 19 - Apr 20 at see listing

where: Seattle Parks & Recreation Pools, various locations, Seatte, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

At this annual event put on by Seattle Parks and Recreation, learn about water safety,… read more
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Meet the Easter Bunnny @ Bothell Country Village

when: Apr 19 at 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Bothell, Bothell Country Village, 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

Stop by Bothell Country Village and do the chicken dance with the Easter Bunny (yes, we… read more
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The Tempest

when: Apr 18, 2014 - Apr 19 at various (see listing)

where: Bellevue , Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16661 Northup Way, Bellevue , Wa

cost: $5

ages: All

the scoop:

In this latest Bellevue Youth Theatre production, Shakespeare’s mystical story about gods and islands comes… read more
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Easter Egg-stravaganza at Northgate Mall

when: Apr 19 at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: Northgate, Northgate Mall, 401 N.E. Northgate Way, Seattle, Wa

cost: Free

ages: 0-10

the scoop:

At this Kidgits Easter Eggstravaganza, spend some quality time with the Easter Bunny followed by an… read more

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