We’re well into May and, boy, can’t you just smell summer on the horizon? We’ve got a great lineup of events that will have you the kiddos out and about, whether it’s learning about fishing and wildflowers, or watching a puppet show or movie, or catching some great community theater. Want to get some physical activity as a family? Check out the Big Backyard 5K at Marymoor Park (which has great, flat trails that are easy to push joggers on). If shopping’s more your speed, we’ve got two must-hit events. Phinney-Greenwood’s neighborhood garage sale is this weekend, as it the 5th Women’s SportsWise Warehouse Event in Fremont , where you can score super deals on running, tennis and yoga duds.


Community Communing

Studio East’s Community Day The folks at Studio East want to show off their shiny new theater digs with tours and a performance by the cast of Suessical. Sat., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kirkland, Free. Read more.

Artsy Fartsy

Pinocchio at Youth Theatre Northwest It’s opening weekend of YTN’s take on the tale of the boy with the oddly-growing schnoz. Tip: It’s grandparents weekend, so bring a Nana or Pops to either matinee and two kids get in free. Fri, 7 p.m., Sat., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sun., 2 pm, Mercer Island, $13 to $15, Read more.

Better Than TV

Sensory Friendly Film in Woodinville Catch a flick (Shrek 4!) with other families who cope with autism and other sensory-related disorders. Lights are on, the sound is turned down, there are no previews or ads and kids are free move around. Sat., 10 a.m., Woodinville, $4 to $6. Read more.


Outdoor Adventure

Kids Fish-In at Green Lake Park Thanks to Go Play Outside Alliance, your little minnow (ages 5 and up) can learn the art of fishing. Poles and reels, along with expert advice on everything from tying bait to casting, are all part of the package. (Bonus: each kid gets to keep up to two rainbow trout to take home for dinner!) Sat., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Green Lake, $5. Pre-registration required. Read more.

Artsy Fartsy

Prince Ivan and the Firebird at Moonpaper Tent What do you get when you mix a mysterious bird, a curious prince and some fantastic puppetry? Serious family entertainment, including interaction with the kids in the audience. Tip: Go early for a show-related craft. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat. 1 and 3 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m., Seattle, $10. Read more.

Out and About

Spring Wildflowers Super Saturday at Seward Park The wildflower is the star at this outdoor fest where the kiddos can play games, make crafts, do puzzles and take a multi-sensory journey through the park to meet the wildflowers up close and personal. Sat. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Seattle, $2 to $4. Read more.
-Kavita Varma-White