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For some March 14 is just an ordinary day. But if you equate 3.14 with pi, you know this magical date is worth celebrating. From library programs, to a pie baking class to a mathematical symphony, here are seven Seattle Pi Day events especially designed for families.

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Pi Day Dash
If you need motivation to make it through a 5K, the Pi Day Dash is the race you’ve been looking for. It’s a 3.14-mile fun run through Seattle’s Magnuson Park, and it’s perfect for runners and walkers of all ages. Kids (ages 6 & under) who are in to the pie but aren’t quite ready to go the (full) distance can run in the free Cutie Pie Dash where they’ll get a free pie-pop at the end. Race registration includes a chip-timed event, super comfy event shirt and finish line pie for all participants. 100% of proceeds are donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Event details.

Children’s Pie Baking Class
Mix it up using math and science to make some tasty treats. Bright Horizons at Pioneer Square invites families to celebrate Pi Day during their children’s Pie Baking Class. At this event, families will learn why we celebrate Pi Day, participate in a pie baking class led by our teachers and take home their very own apron. This event is geared toward children ages 2–5. Please RSVP to pioneersquare@brighthorizons.com with your full name and number of attendees. Event details.

Pi Day Spy Day
It’s 3.14 and kids ages three and up can head to the Burien library to discover why the number pi is such a special number. They’ll also have the chance to practice their super spy skills. Event details.

Storynauts Present: Pie in the Sky
Join the Storynauts on a new adventure, watching stories written by real kids brought to life by real actors in the form of sketch comedy and song. The Storynauts are a program of The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas, and our mission is to elevate and celebrate the voices of young writers. It’s a wild ride powered by laughter and we hope you can join us. Suggested donation of $10 at the door. There are two show times on Mar. 14 at 3 & 7 p.m. Event details.

Science Dome Pi Day Celebration
Bring the kids to the Science Dome for their Pi Day event featuring hands-on activities in the winter garden and a showing of Chaos and Order: A Mathematical Symphony in the planetarium. Celebrate math, the “one language of our universe.” Event details.

Raspberry Pi Computer Jam
Seattle Raspberry Jam is a free monthly Raspberry Pi meetup group for beginners to experts. This event features their meet up team and some very fun, interactive Raspberry Pi projects, including a DIY marshmallow roaster. Come and participate in this Pi Day celebration, share your Pi knowledge or show a project that you have created. Event details.

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You can also celebrate 3.14 with pizza (pie). Take advantage of a great deal and save yourself dinner prep on a Saturday night. At Pagliacci’s you can grab two slices of pizza for $3.14 or order one 11” pizza and get the second for $3.14.


—Allison Sutcliffe


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