If you’re starting to feel like The Dude (is this a…what day is it?) we’re happy to tell you it’s the weekend. Make the most of yours with a trip to The Burke Museum during their reopening weekend. Kids and parents will also love: taking a virtual dance class, scoring deals at a huge neighborhood garage sale and building the perfect house…for bugs.

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Carpool to the cinema
Pile the kids in the car and head to Phinney Center to watch 42, a biopic about Jackie Robinson, the first black athlete to play in the majors. Fri. Event details.

Snag a deal
At the annual PhinneyWood Garage Sale. You’ll find plenty of kid stuff at this community-wide sale. Sat. Event details.

Dance the day away
Put on your dancing shoes then tune in with your tots for Creative Ballet with Miss Laura. Fri. Event details.

Be festive
Fall Fests are in full swing at Seattle area farms, and more are opening this weekend. In fact, Friday marks opening day at the Carpintino Brother’s Pumpkin Patch and at family-owned Carleton Farms. Then on Saturday it’s all systems go at The Farm at Swans’ Trail. You can find pumpkins, explore corn mazes and get your fall on at all three!

Build a bug house
Got bugs in your garden? Learn about them and build a special dwelling for them too at this nature-focused class. Sat. Event details.

Exercise your brain
Whether you’re looking for an engineering class to supplement distance learning or want to get a kit that’ll keep your preschooler busy and learning, we’ve got local faves that let you do just that.

Celebrate the watershed
This livestream program is all about crafts, science, music and the gorgeous sights of the Nisqually Watershed outside of Olympia. Sat. Event details.

Be fort-astic!
When was the last time you built a fort with the kids? Find inspiration and ideas here and get busy building.

Go fish!
The salmon are off and running for the season! And even though you won’t be able to see them at the Locks, you can still find the perfect place to watch them streamside.

—Allison Sutcliffe