Things to do this weekend April 18-21

Spring Fair


Well, the big news is of course the SPRING FAIR. Locals and people know about the Puyallup fair, well the Spring Fair is smaller, not as many rides or animals or people. Its perfect. I like to take my kids to the Spring Fair vs the Puyallup because there is just enough stuff to do without overwhelming them or without completely breaking the bank. My friend Meagan from has a great list of ways to do the fair for a really reasonable price!

Parks Appreciation Day

Sat April 20th , ages 8 and up:

Celebrate Earth Day, Arbor Day, National Parks Week and your local parks in one fun event.

It’s gratifying to know you are part of a major county-wide effort with nearly 2,000 other people working in their local parks at the same time.


  • Parks and recreation programs bring tremendous benefits to people of all ages and our community.
  • They contribute to helping us live longer, better lives through active pursuits, new life skills, educational programs and safe activities.
  • Great parks and programs also help build a stronger community, connecting individuals, families and groups through the power of play.
  • Recreation programs and engaging, exciting facilities help keep kids active and off the streets. There are also benefits for the environment and the economy.


  • April 20, 2013 will be the 12th Year of the Event
  • County-wide throughout Pierce County (find a site)


  • Wear warm, appropriate clothing, depending on the weather.
  • Bring tools such as small hand tools, loppers, pruners, gloves, rakes, shovels, small pitch forks and even wheelbarrows (make sure and label them!).
  • You are encouraged to carpool to the site you chose.
  • Most of all bring your enthusiasm, smiles and be ready to burn some calories and have fun!

Click Family Flick

The Grand Theater is showing Dispicable Me on Saturday April 20th at 9:30. (Hint: The Grand has some of the BEST popcorn!!)

Bellevue Art Museum – Free Family Day

Sunday April 21st from 12-4pm. Fun art activities, demonstrations, and performances for the whole family! Plus, free admission to the galleries. Ages 4 – 12.

Seattle Family Dance

Sunday April 21st 3-5pm at Phinney Neighborhood Community Center I love dancing with my boys. Granted they dance like Elaine from Seinfeld, but we all have a good time and it is great exercise. Ive never been to this event, I just heard of it. But hey, it looks like a blast! So if you go, let me know!  $6/person and $18/family – not a bad way to spend an evening with music and dancing with the kids!

Easter Events 2013

I missed the Thursday Thank Goodness its Almost Friday post. Sick kids, training and cooking took all my time, whoda thunk? This weekend is Easter. I don’t know about you, but the time has flown and it is time for Spring Break next week for the kiddos! Yikes. They want to go to Grandmas for a quick vacation, but 1 week is not enough to fly back and forth to Nebraska. They were sad. So, instead of hanging on Grandma and Grandpas farm, we are doing some of these things:

Easter Egg Hunts

Try out your local church for a great Easter Egg hunt. Life Center Church on S19th and Union always has a great time, but they now have opened up a second location off 80th and S ‘J’ street at Baker Middle School.

You can also see Sounds Fun Moms page for Easter events, not all are church related.

The Coupon Project also has a link to a Fred Meyer bunny event.

Freighthouse Square also has an event from 10am-2:30pm with a ton of fun free stuff to do1
11am – noon Kids Craft Zone
12:15 – 12:30 pm Costume/Outfit Contest
1:30 – 2:30 Easter Cookie Decorating
11:00 – 2:30 Lego Zone

Wright Park also has an egg event on Sat 10-11:30 through New Community Church

NW Trek also has a Grizzly of an egg hunt on Sunday from 1:30-2:30

Free CIGNA days at Pacific Science Center

This is only for the first 200 entrants, so get there early! But you can get in free to the Pacific Science Center courtesy of The Cigna Foundation.

Prairie House Museum Kids Days

Spanaway for Free, meet and pet animals and see how people lived in the time of the Prairie. From 1-3 on Wed April 3rd
812 176th St. South, Spanaway, WA, 98387

Free First Thursdays at Seattle Museums

See post here:

I LOVE musical theater! Who doesn’t? In an effort to shove culture down my kids throat give my kids exciting experiences they can use to become well rounded adults, I might just do this. It’s free, except for the time involved in waiting in line. So, the real question is ‘Will I have enough patience and serenity to deal with what I expect will be hoards of people?’ Lets hope so!

Seattle Pockets


See The Music Man at Seattle’s The 5th Avenue Theatre for FREE – just stand in line on Saturday, January 26th (limit 4 per household, while supplies last) for February 10th performance! Details, here.

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Don’t Miss the Building Blocks Early Learning Festival, Nov. 3

Babies, crawlers, toddlers and preschoolers are invited to bring their parents to the FREE Seattle’s Child Building Blocks Festival on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hamlin Robinson School on Capitol Hill in Seattle.

Parents can learn about more than 50 preschools and early learning opportunities at this event, which is sponsored by the Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) Program.

There will be several mini-lectures on hot topics for parents, including:

  • Choosing a Preschool,
  • Funding Your Child’s Education, Teaching Young Kids a Second Language and a talk by co-op teacher and Joyful Play with Toddlers author, Sandi Dexter, about how to provide low-cost, easy
  • fun activities for your children at home.

Kids get to have fun, too, boogying to live music, enjoying a puppet show and storytelling from Frye Art Museum and Seattle’s Children’s Theater, trying their hand at a dinosaur matching game provided by the Burke Museum and a craft and storytelling session with the Nordic Art Museum.

Free active fun (parents, read ‘FREE childcare’) will be provided by Seattle Preschool teachers from the Seattle Gymnastics Academy. Goody bags will be given to the first 200 families.

via Don’t Miss the Building Blocks Early Learning Festival, Nov. 3.

Free Health Services this Sunday at Seattle Center

Free Health Services this Sunday at Seattle Center.

This sounds like a great event and a way to get a few screenings done before school starts!  Who knows, maybe you will find a really great information at the Nutrition area or perhaps you just like to give back and give blood.

206-684-7200 for more information. (photo courtesy of @blogmamaandrea)

Free Health Services this Sunday at Seattle Center