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Toddler Time

Eastside Children ages 3 and younger play with cars, bikes, slides, wagons and lots more active toys. Parents must accompany children. Held 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. $2 per child. Schedule subject to change; check website to confirm. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Monday, July 15, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Issaquah Community Center 301 Rainier Blvd S Issaquah, WA 98027. For more info visit www.issaquahwa.gov.

Kid Jump

Seattle Area Kids ages 6 and younger are invited to jump with kids their size. $14. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-669-9707. Monday, July 15, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Flying Circus 455 Andover Park E. Tukwila WA 98188. For more info visit www.flyingcircus.us.

miniMOHAI

Seattle Area Drop by MOHAI on summer Mondays for hands-on learning especially created for early learners (3 to 5 years old) and their grown-ups. Enjoy a variety of interactive pop-up exhibits exploring the clothes that people wear in Seattle. Children can create and play using sensory bins, costumes, story books, crafts and more.  Included with admission: $22, $17 students, free ages 14 and younger. Photo: Lora Shinn. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-324-1126. Monday, July 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit mohai.org.

Open Art Studio

Seattle Area Kids can explore their creativity at full force in this art studio. There's even a splatter room, where kids are encouraged to splatter paint! All the materials provided to create. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Purchase hour-long sessions: $15 ages 6 and older, $10 ages 5 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-466-6028. Monday, July 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. West Seattle Art Nest 4138 California Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98116. For more info visit www.westseattleartnest.com.

CANCELED - Children's Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Capitol Hill Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, songs and fun with Ms. Chloe. Geared towards ages 1-5, but babies are welcome! Stay for playtime after. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Me Gusta Leer (I Like to Read)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to talk, listen, read and write through the music and songs! Description: Discover music, songs, and books while singing, dancing and having fun!  Marco Cortes is a beloved and popular performer, musician, teacher and storyteller from Chile.  For ages 0-6. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Family Story Time in the Park

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the park outside Lake City Branch! Bring your children from birth to 10 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts, science and fun with our children's librarian, Nancy P. Description: Story Time at 11:00 followed by activities till 12:30. Hunger Intervention Program provides free meals to kids and their caregivers at noon.  Silver Kite will have more art activities at 12:30. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. NO "tickets"! There is room for all in the park! In case of rain, we will meet in the library. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Pocketful of Poems

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Create poems, haikus and artwork with award-wining author/illustrator Javaka Steptoe! Description: In this lively presentation, Javaka Steptoe will talk about poems and specifically what is a haiku and discuss the science behind the poems in the book A Pocketful of Poems. What are seasons? What happens in spring? How are butterflies created? And we’ll discuss the nature that is in each of the various poems while creating caterpillars and butterflies out of craft supplies.  For ages 7-8. Javaka Steptoe won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for his picture book biography Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artis… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Delridge Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 15, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 15, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 15, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Fun Animal Hats

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Create your own 3-D animal hat! Description: Join Guatemalan artist, Jose Orantes, to learn animal facts and make your own 3-D animal hat to take home with you. For ages 7-8. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Delridge Branch. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 15, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: High Point Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 15, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 15, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Living Traditions

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Explore the living traditions of the Native People of the Pacific Northwest with the Burke Museum! Description: What does it mean for a tradition to be “living?” Engage with cultural objects from our museum and learn about traditions still practiced by contemporary Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest. See how cultural practices can grow and change over time from generation to generation and learn about the diverse Native cultures in Washington State.  For all ages. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science,… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Northeast Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 15, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 15, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Cultural Legacy + Artistic Expression

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join Black Stax for a musical and educational journey to explore and honor cultural legacy. Description: Examine who you are and where you come from through conversations, visual interactions and musical exercises, to appreciate, honor and elevate your cultural legacy.  For ages 13+. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 15, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Family Night at Flying Circus

Seattle Area Flying Circus is an "extreme air sports park" with trampolines, obstacle courses, and foam pits. Monday nights are family nights: Bring the entire family (immediate family only) for a group discount. Every Monday 6 to 9 p.m. Not valid during school breaks or holidays. $55 per family. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-669-9707. Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Flying Circus 455 Andover Park E. Tukwila WA 98188. For more info visit www.flyingcircus.us.

Bug Safari

The Seattle Public Library Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Come and learn about bugs and our environment using California Academy of Arts and Science's Bug Safari program! Description: Kids age 5-11 can join our children’s librarian for an activity at the library, followed expedition into Green Lake Park to look for and identify bugs in the wild. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Meet Author Javaka Steptoe

The Seattle Public Library Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Africatown, 3100 S. Alaska St. Seattle, WA 98108. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join Caldecott Award-winning author, Javaka Steptoe as he reads from one of his children’s books and discusses his journey as a writer and illustrator. Description: Javaka Steptoe won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for his picture book biography Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Little, Brown). The book won many other honors, too, including the 2017 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, and multiple starred reviews. His debut picture book, In Daddy’s Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers (Lee & Low Books, ), earned him a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, in addition to a nomination for Outstanding Children’s Literature Work at… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library. Contact: Amy Twito. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring the whole family to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: High Point Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

The Venardos Circus

South Sound The Venardos Circus, a unique Broadway-style circus is returning to the greater Seattle area June 26 through July 28: • Wright Park, Tacoma:  June 26-July 7 • STAR Center, Tacoma: July 10-21 • Lake Stevens during Aquafest: July 25-28 Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos this circus wraps world-class, animal-free circus acts into a Broadway musical-style format dubbed "The American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show." Tickets start at $15 for kids, $25 for adults. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Email: tickets@VenardosCircus.com. Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Various locations Tacoma and Lake Stevens. For more info visit www.liveyourcircusdream.com.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: University Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. July 15 and September 16 Story Time will be in the Children's area due to another event being held in the meeting room on the same day. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: University Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Music Under the Stars

Seattle Area Hear a live audio broadcast of Seattle Chamber music in various parks Seattle parks. Each Music Under the Stars event begins with a live student performance at 7:30 p.m. The live audio broadcast from Benaroya Hall begins at 8 p.m. Student performers also play during intermission. 2019 Summer Festival schedule Monday Seattle Chinese Garden (West Seattle) , Yesler Terrace Park (First Hill) Wednesday Volunteer Park (Capitol Hill) Friday Columbia Park (Columbia City) , Freeway Park (Downtown). Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-283-8710. Monday, July 15, 2019, 7:30 PM. Various Seattle Parks. For more info visit www.seattlechambermusic.org.

Rocket Launch Day

Seattle Area Pacific Science Center invites you to blast off at Summer of Space: Rocket Launch Day. It’s part of a global celebration of the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Saturn V rocket that carried the Apollo 11 crew on their historic trip to the moon. Build and set off a variety of rockets as part of the global launch. Included with general admission. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Pacific Science Center 200 2nd Ave N Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.pacificsciencecenter.org.

Toddler Time

Eastside Children ages 3 and younger play with cars, bikes, slides, wagons and lots more active toys. Parents must accompany children. Held 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. $2 per child. Schedule subject to change; check website to confirm. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Issaquah Community Center 301 Rainier Blvd S Issaquah, WA 98027. For more info visit www.issaquahwa.gov.

Kid Jump

Seattle Area Kids ages 6 and younger are invited to jump with kids their size. $14. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-669-9707. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Flying Circus 455 Andover Park E. Tukwila WA 98188. For more info visit www.flyingcircus.us.

Toddler Gym Play Time

Seattle Area Children play, learn, and develop both motor and social skills in this highly interactive drop-in social and play time. Toddlers will meet new friends, play on bouncy toys, ride scooters and tricycles, play with bouncy balls, and much more. Times are subject to change; please call the community center to check. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-256-5645. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Lake City Community Center 12531 28th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125. For more info visit cosparkways-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com.

Dollar Family Movies at Regal

Seattle Area Bring the family to the nearest Regal theater for the 2019 Summer Movie Express series, where movie tickets are $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Films include family favorites such as Shrek, Despicable Me, Kung Fu Panda and more. Check the theater's website to confirm the day's movie and schedule, and purchase tickets at the box office. Seattle-area Regal Theaters, Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX, Seattle , Regal Bella Bottega Stadium 1, Redmond , Regal Issaquah Highlands Stadium 12 IMAX & RPX, Issaquah , Regal The Landing Stadium 14 & RPX, Renton , Regal Everett Stadium 16 & RPX, Everett , Regal Marysville 14, Marysville , Regal Lakewood Stadium 15 & RPX, Lakewood , Regal Longston Place Stadium 14, Puyallup , Regal Tall Firs 10, Bonney Lake , Regal Poulsbo Stadium 10, Poulsbo , Regal South Sound Cinema, 10 Port Orchard , Regal Auburn. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Various Locations. For more info visit www.regmovies.com.

Explore the Beach with Naturalists

Seattle Area Join volunteer naturalists during low tide on the beach to learn about Puget Sound's multitude of marine plants and animals. Offered at several beaches on many dates through August. See online schedule via link below. Today's Beach Exploration Sites: Richmond Beach, Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka South Alki), Lincoln Park, Seahurst Park, Saltwater State Park. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-693-6214. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Various Locations. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Open Art Studio

Seattle Area Kids can explore their creativity at full force in this art studio. There's even a splatter room, where kids are encouraged to splatter paint! All the materials provided to create. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Purchase hour-long sessions: $15 ages 6 and older, $10 ages 5 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-466-6028. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. West Seattle Art Nest 4138 California Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98116. For more info visit www.westseattleartnest.com.

Spanish Playgroup/Grupo de Juego en Español

Seattle Area Parents and caregivers of young children (birth to 5 years of age) are invited to bring their youngsters and join together to play, read, create, sing, and have snacks. This playgroup is for native and basic Spanish-speaking families. Participation in all playgroups is free and requires no prior registration – you can drop in. A FamilyWorks staff member or volunteer facilitates our playgroups. The playroom is also available for use by children accompanied by an adult when there is no playgroup/organized activity in session. Schedules are subject to change. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6727. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. FamilyWorks Family Resource Center 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.familyworksseattle.org.

Storytime at New Seasons Market

Seattle Area Bring your toddlers (ages1 to 4) to this weekly story time with Kim the Librarian. Fruit is provided for the kiddos and complimentary coffee is provided for caregivers. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-789-4800. Email: sarah.william@newseasonsmarket.com. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. New Seasons Market 951 NW Ballard Way Seattle, WA 98107. For more info visit www.newseasonsmarket.com.

Village Playdays

Seattle Area Free story time, crafts and fun activities for kids each week. Attend a Village Playdays event and receive a Playdays Pass featuring special offers to select U Village shops and restaurants. Check the website for this week's theme and host store. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. U Village Stores NE University Village St Seattle, WA 98105. For more info visit uvillage.com.

Kirkland Kids Concert Series

Eastside Enjoy kid-friendly concerts every Tuesday through Aug. 20.  July 9: Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth July 16: Eric Herman & the Puppy Dogs July 23: Recess Monkey July 30: Captain Awesome Sauce August 6: Brian Waite Band August 13: The Not It's August 20: Caspar Babypants. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Juanita Beach Park 9703 N.E. Juanita Drive Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit www.kirklandsummerconcerts.weebly.com.

Tuesday Play Days

South Sound The Museum is open every Tuesday morning exclusively for families with children who have special needs. This family program is drop in, with no reservation required. Admission is Pay As You Will. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-627-6031. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Children's Museum of Tacoma 1501 Pacific Ave. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit www.playtacoma.org.

Baby Story Time at the Southwest Branch

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. This program is geared towards children 0-12 months old and their caregivers. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Southwest Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Broadview Branch! Bring your whole family to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with Miss Louisa! Stay after to play and connect with other neighborhood families! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Firefighter Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: The Seattle Public Library invites preschoolers, parents and caregivers to a special story time that highlights fire safety. Description: Seattle firefighters will read books about fire safety and display some of their firefighting equipment. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time at the Northeast Branch

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Northeast Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: West Seattle Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It's Toddler Story Time at the West Seattle Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian! For Ages 2 - 3. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Toddler Story Time with Ms. Mynique!

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Then stay and play with age appropriate toys! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Quick Information. Contact: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Me Gusta Leer (I Like to Read)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to talk, listen, read and write through the music and songs! Description: Discover music, songs, and books while singing, dancing and having fun!  Marco Cortes is a beloved and popular performer, musician, teacher and storyteller from Chile.  For ages 0-6. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning… View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Pocketful of Poems

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Create poems, haikus and artwork with award-wining author/illustrator Javaka Steptoe! Description: In this lively presentation, Javaka Steptoe will talk about poems and specifically what is a haiku and discuss the science behind the poems in the book A Pocketful of Poems. What are seasons? What happens in spring? How are butterflies created? And we’ll discuss the nature that is in each of the various poems while creating caterpillars and butterflies out of craft supplies.  For ages 4-8. Javaka Steptoe won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for his picture book biography Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artis… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Story Time at Pottery Barn Kids

Seattle Area Kids of all ages are invited to join Pottery Barn Kids for weekly book club story time held Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-527-5560. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 11:00 AM. Pottery Barn Kids - University Village 4633 26th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit uvillage.com.

StoryTime for Kids

Seattle Area Enjoy dramatic readings of the best in new and classic kids books followed by activities and entertainment. Recommended for ages 3 to 7. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-634-3400. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. University Book Store 4326 University Way N.E. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.ubookstore.com.

Summer Family Movies

North Sound Every Tuesday June 25 through Sept. 3 enjoy classic family friendly movies. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. movie begins at 11 a.m. No outside food or drink; concessions available for purchase. Admission is pay-what-you-can. June 25: The Land Before Time (G) July 2: The Land Before Time (G) July 9: How To Train Your Dragon 3 (PG) July 16: Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (G) July 23: The Neverending Story (PG) July 30: Horton Hears a Who (G) August 6: Space Jam (PG) August 13: The Brave Little Toaster (G) August 20: Prince of Egypt (PG) August 27: Book of Life (PG) September 3: Paddington 2 (PG). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-778-4554. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 11:00 AM. Edmonds Theater 415 Main St. Edmonds WA. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Delridge Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Shoreline Lunchtime Concert Series

Seattle Area Bring family and friends to one of Shoreline’s beautiful parks for a concert at lunchtime. Location may change in the event of rain; check Shoreline's website for the updated schedule. 2019 Concert Lineup July 9: Recess Monkey at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park July 16: Kelly Shirey at Hamlin Park July 23: Miho & Diego at Cromwell Park July 30: Brian Vogan and his Good Buddies at Hamlin Park Aug. 6: Eric Ode at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park Aug. 13: Caspar Babypants at Cromwell Park. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-801-2600. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Various Shoreline Parks. For more info visit www.shorelinewa.gov.

Live at Lunch Concert Series

Eastside Enjoy a 10-week run of free live music July 19 - September 12 every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. Local bands showcasing diverse genres and styles will play at outdoor plazas and open spaces throughout Downtown Bellevue. See complete schedule via link below. Photo: Bellevue Downtown Association. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Various Locations Downtown Bellevue. For more info visit www.bellevuedowntown.com.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Detective Cookie's Chess Club

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. ESOL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Children and teens, ages 7 and up, are invited to join the group. Family and community members are also welcome. Drop by to learn and play chess! Description: This urban chess club has been ongoing since 2007. New members are always welcome! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Native Family Play and Learn

Seattle Area Come meet other Native Families with young children. Play on beach and in the woods. Learn Southern Puget Salish and practicing the Native Language. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-694-1082. Email: eir@wccda.org. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Seahurst Park 2220 S.W. Seahurst Park Road Burien, WA 98166. For more info visit www.wccda.org.

Japanese Playgroup

Seattle Area Parents and caregivers of young children (birth to 5 years of age) are invited to bring their youngsters and join together to play, read, create, sing, and have snacks. This playgroup is run by Japanese-speaking volunteers. Participation in all playgroups is free and requires no prior registration – you can drop in. The playroom is also available for use by children accompanied by an adult when there is no playgroup/organized activity in session. Schedules are subject to change. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6727. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. FamilyWorks Family Resource Center 1501 N 45th St. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.familyworksseattle.org.

Pocketful of Poems

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Create poems, haikus and artwork with award-wining author/illustrator Javaka Steptoe! Description: In this lively presentation, Javaka Steptoe will talk about poems and specifically what is a haiku and discuss the science behind the poems in the book A Pocketful of Poems. What are seasons? What happens in spring? How are butterflies created? And we’ll discuss the nature that is in each of the various poems while creating caterpillars and butterflies out of craft supplies.  For ages 4-8. Javaka Steptoe won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for his picture book biography Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artis… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: High Point Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Living Traditions

The Seattle Public Library Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Yesler Community Center . Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Explore the living traditions of the Native People of the Pacific Northwest with the Burke Museum! Description: What does it mean for a tradition to be “living?” Engage with cultural objects from our museum and learn about traditions still practiced by contemporary Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest. See how cultural practices can grow and change over time from generation to generation and learn about the diverse Native cultures in Washington State.  For all ages. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science,… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: *Central Library. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Youth Drop in Chess

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: High Point Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Learning Buddies

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Play math and reading games! Get better at math and reading with a high school buddy. Description: Learning Buddies is a program that pairs elementary school students with a high school mentor. This is a first come-first served, drop-in program for children in grades K-5. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Karaoke in the Park

Seattle Area Come to Cromwell Park each Tuesday in July and sing to the trees. Karaoke is free and open to everyone. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-801-2600. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Cromwell Park 18030 Meridian Ave. N. Shoreline WA 98133. For more info visit www.shorelinewa.gov.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Room Location: The Satterberg Foundation Children's Area. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's Spanish story time for children and their families!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador. ¡Gratis! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: South Park Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko Oo Soomali Ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Soomaali. Summary: .Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: It is Somali Story Time at the New Holly Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

The Venardos Circus

South Sound The Venardos Circus, a unique Broadway-style circus is returning to the greater Seattle area June 26 through July 28: • Wright Park, Tacoma:  June 26-July 7 • STAR Center, Tacoma: July 10-21 • Lake Stevens during Aquafest: July 25-28 Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos this circus wraps world-class, animal-free circus acts into a Broadway musical-style format dubbed "The American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show." Tickets start at $15 for kids, $25 for adults. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Email: tickets@VenardosCircus.com. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Various locations Tacoma and Lake Stevens. For more info visit www.liveyourcircusdream.com.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: University Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Delridge Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Bea. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Delridge Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

White Center Jubilee Days

Seattle Area Fireworks, carnival, car show, parade, music, food, kids’ area and street fair. July 17-21. See full schedule online. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 17, 2019 – Saturday, July 20, 2019. Various locations in downtown White Center Seattle WA. For more info visit www.jubileedays.org.

Summer Fitness: Outdoor Circuit Training

Seattle Area Tone muscles and breathe through life’s stresses. These drop-in classes are open to all ages and experience levels and are ideal for families.  Circuit training workouts are a mix of running and bodyweight exercises, done at your own pace and adjustable to any fitness level. Bring plenty of water. Classes are held Wednesday mornings, 6:29 to 7:15 a.m. June 19-Aug 21. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:30 AM – 7:15 AM. Seattle Center Grounds - Artists At Play Plaza 305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit seattlecenter.com.

Toddler Time

Eastside Children ages 3 and younger play with cars, bikes, slides, wagons and lots more active toys. Parents must accompany children. Held 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. $2 per child. Schedule subject to change; check website to confirm. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Issaquah Community Center 301 Rainier Blvd S Issaquah, WA 98027. For more info visit www.issaquahwa.gov.

Kid Jump

Seattle Area Kids ages 6 and younger are invited to jump with kids their size. $14. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-669-9707. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Flying Circus 455 Andover Park E. Tukwila WA 98188. For more info visit www.flyingcircus.us.

Open Art Studio

Seattle Area Kids can explore their creativity at full force in this art studio. There's even a splatter room, where kids are encouraged to splatter paint! All the materials provided to create. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Purchase hour-long sessions: $15 ages 6 and older, $10 ages 5 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-466-6028. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. West Seattle Art Nest 4138 California Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98116. For more info visit www.westseattleartnest.com.

Baby Jam

Seattle Area Drop in music class for kids ages 5 and younger and their caregivers. Held Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 and 10:15 a.m. $12. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-359-1536. Email: seattlebabyjam@gmail.com. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM. Salsa Con Todo 211 N 36th St Seattle, WA 98103. For more info visit www.babyjam.net.

雙語"玩中學"樂園 / Bilingual Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: 中文. English. Summary: 幼兒樂園裡 孩子們可透過玩遊戲 英文兒歌敎唱 讀故事書 做簡易手工及玩各類玩具等不同的活動方式 達到啟蒙的目的並協助幼兒們提前適應將來入學的環境 且更可幚助幼兒學習到如何與別人分享及相處的經驗。而幼兒的照顧者更可藉此機會與社區內其他幼兒照顧者交換資訊及經驗並拓展人際關係. Description: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with other children. Caregivers also build and strengthen connection and communication with their children, and connect with other caregivers in the community.… Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Dollar Family Movies at Regal

Seattle Area Bring the family to the nearest Regal theater for the 2019 Summer Movie Express series, where movie tickets are $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Films include family favorites such as Shrek, Despicable Me, Kung Fu Panda and more. Check the theater's website to confirm the day's movie and schedule, and purchase tickets at the box office. Seattle-area Regal Theaters, Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX, Seattle , Regal Bella Bottega Stadium 1, Redmond , Regal Issaquah Highlands Stadium 12 IMAX & RPX, Issaquah , Regal The Landing Stadium 14 & RPX, Renton , Regal Everett Stadium 16 & RPX, Everett , Regal Marysville 14, Marysville , Regal Lakewood Stadium 15 & RPX, Lakewood , Regal Longston Place Stadium 14, Puyallup , Regal Tall Firs 10, Bonney Lake , Regal Poulsbo Stadium 10, Poulsbo , Regal South Sound Cinema, 10 Port Orchard , Regal Auburn. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Various Locations. For more info visit www.regmovies.com.

¡Hora De Cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Columbia Branch! (It is Spanish story time at the Columbia Branch!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Columbia Branch para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time at the Southwest Branch

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring the whole family to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Southwest Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Kaleidoscope play & learn offers a chance for children and their families to come play and have a good time. This group is open to children of all abilities, ages 18 months to 5 years old. Description: Children learn and explore through the use of art, music, toys and more. Families learn about their child's development and community resources available to them. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Story Time at West Seattle Branch

The Seattle Public Library Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It's Preschool Story Time at the West Seattle Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. For ages 3 - 5. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Capitol Hill Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with Ms. Chloe. Stay afterwards for crafts and open play! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Explore the Beach with Naturalists

Seattle Area Join volunteer naturalists during low tide on the beach to learn about Puget Sound's multitude of marine plants and animals. Offered at several beaches on many dates through August. See online schedule via link below. Today's Beach Exploration Sites: Richmond Beach, Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka South Alki), Lincoln Park, Seahurst Park, Saltwater State Park. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-693-6214. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Various Locations. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Infant/Toddler Playgroup

Seattle Area Parents and caregivers of young children (birth to 5 years of age) are invited to bring their youngsters and join together to play, read, create, sing, and have snacks. A FamilyWorks staff member or volunteer facilitates our playgroups. Participation in all playgroups is free and requires no prior registration – you can drop in. The playroom is also available for use by children accompanied by an adult when there is no playgroup/organized activity in session. Schedules are subject to change. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6727. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. FamilyWorks Family Resource Center 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.familyworksseattle.org.

Story Time at Island Books

Eastside Enjoy picture books read by Island Books staff in this weekly story time. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-232-6920. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM. Island Books 3014 78th Ave. S.E. Mercer Island WA. For more info visit www.mercerislandbooks.com.

Pocketful of Poems

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Create poems, haikus and artwork with award-wining author/illustrator Javaka Steptoe! Description: In this lively presentation, Javaka Steptoe will talk about poems and specifically what is a haiku and discuss the science behind the poems in the book A Pocketful of Poems. What are seasons? What happens in spring? How are butterflies created? And we’ll discuss the nature that is in each of the various poems while creating caterpillars and butterflies out of craft supplies.  For ages 7-8. Javaka Steptoe won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for his picture book biography Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artis… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Story Time in the Arboretum!

The Seattle Public Library Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Washington Park Arboretum, in the Pinetum area. 26th Ave E & E Lynn Street Seattle, WA 98112. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It’s Story Time in the Washington Park Arboretum! Bring you preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, thymes, songs and fun with our librarian. Description: Story Time will take place in the Pinetum area of the Arboretum. Meet at the “Tot Lot” playground at 26th Ave E & E Lynn Street at 11 am. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Montlake Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Story Time with Justin

Seattle Area Weekly story time with Justin in the toy store. All ages welcome. Every Wednesday at 11 a.m. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-782-0098. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Top Ten Toys 120 N. 85th St. Seattle WA. For more info visit www.toptentoys.com.

Kent Summer Picnic Performances

South Sound Bring a picnic to the park and enjoy lunch while watching kid-approved music and entertainment.  July 10: Tickle Tune Typhoon (Positive messages and silly fun) July 17:  Alex Zerbe (the Zaniac comedy show) July 24: The Not-Its! (“Kindie- Rock” for kids and parents) July 31: Justin Roberts & Liam Davis (children's music) Aug. 7:  Joanie Leeds (Kid's music in the style of Sheryl Crow) Aug. 14: Recess Monkey (Pop, folk, surf rock, and swamp-tinged country) Photo: The Not-Its. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-856-5050. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Town Square Park Second Avenue and Harrison Street Kent WA 98032. For more info visit www.kentwa.gov.

Story Hour at the Conservatory

South Sound Join Bonnie Beaudoin among the beautiful flowers for monthly storytelling along with a short hands-on art project. The theme and book changes monthly, see schedule online. $3 suggested donation. Photo: Metro Parks Tacoma. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-591-5330. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory 316 S. G St. Tacoma WA 98405. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Me Gusta Leer (I Like to Read)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to talk, listen, read and write through the music and songs! Description: Discover music, songs, and books while singing, dancing and having fun!  Marco Cortes is a beloved and popular performer, musician, teacher and storyteller from Chile.  For ages 0-6. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Sensory and Edible Paint

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to make edible paint with supplies from the kitchen pantry with local teaching artist Amaranta Sandys. Description: We’ll read “My Colors, My World” by Maya Gonzales, and then create our own masterpieces using edible paint and brushes, forks, sponges and other surprise items! For ages 2-4. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: South Park Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Room Location: The Satterberg Foundation Children's Area. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is preschool story time at the South Park Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Bea. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: South Park Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! Bring your families and preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Contact Info: University Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Green Lake Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

PJ Library Song & Story Time

Seattle Area Tots and toddlers can enjoy fun activities and exploration of language, movement and rhythm. Held every Wednesday in the children’s section by the castle. Check website to confirm schedule. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-624-6600. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Elliot Bay Book Company 1521 10th Ave Seattle, WA 98122. For more info visit www.elliottbaybook.com.

Summer Fitness: Gentle Yoga

Seattle Area Tone muscles and breathe through life’s stresses. These drop-in classes are open to all ages and experience levels and are ideal for families.  During Gentle Yoga, stretch your body and breathe your stress away while having fun. This class focuses on fluid movements to increase range of motion and increase joint and muscle flexibility. Please bring your own yoga mat. Classes are held Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 19-Aug 21. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Seattle Center - Exhibition Hall Lawn 305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit seattlecenter.com.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Delridge Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Summer Meals Field Day

Seattle Area Celebrate the free Summer Meals program at a free, all-ages field day near you. Enjoy a bounce house, music, and free games and activities for the whole family, including face painting, crafts, an obstacle course, and more. A free lunch will be provided to all kids, teens, and adults. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Powell Barnett Park 352 Martin Luther King Jr Way Seattle, WA 98122. For more info visit www.uwkc.org.

Live at Lunch Concert Series

Eastside Enjoy a 10-week run of free live music July 19 - September 12 every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. Local bands showcasing diverse genres and styles will play at outdoor plazas and open spaces throughout Downtown Bellevue. See complete schedule via link below. Photo: Bellevue Downtown Association. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Various Locations Downtown Bellevue. For more info visit www.bellevuedowntown.com.

Capital Lakefair

South Sound Food, arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, carnival (fee), parade, battle of the high school bands, car show, sports tournaments, fireworks and more. No pets. Noon to 10 pm July 17-21. Kids Day is July 20 and features entertainment and activities geared toward the younger crowd and their families. It takes place at Sylvester Park in Downtown Olympia. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 360-943-7344. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Heritage Park 330 Fifth Ave. S.W. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit www.lakefair.org.

Kids SummerStage

South Sound Outdoor concert series that includes music and live animals. The spray park and playground are located close by; pack your lunch, swimsuit and towels and spend the afternoon at Les Gove Park.  July 10: Reptile Isle July 17: The Magic of Jeff Evans July 24: Recess Monkey July 31: Ruth & Emilia Aug. 7: Charlie "The Noiseguy" Williams Aug. 14: Joanie Leeds. Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-931-3043. Email: events@auburnwa.gov. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Les Gove Park 910 Ninth St. S.E. Auburn WA 98002. For more info visit www.auburnwa.gov.

Baby Story Time at the Northeast Branch

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your infants 0-12 months to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Northeast Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

LibraryLab: Gizmos and Gadgets

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in during this summer LibraryLab series and try out our builder and discovery kits. Kits may include Snap Ciruits, Ozobot Bits, Dash Robots, Kano Computer Kits, Kibo Robotic Kits, Legos and more! Description: LibraryLab is a time for people of all ages to experiment, play and create amazing inventions. We have guided sessions as well as drop-in times when you can create at your own pace, using materials we provide. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Delridge Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Open Play

Seattle Area Seattle Children's Garden is a playspace that celebrates all needs and abilities. During Open Play, PlayGarden Staff greet your family, answer your questions, help facilitate inclusive play between kids, help you visit with the animals  and can work on a construction, art or garden project. Open Play is held every Wednesday (subject to change; check website) from 2 to 5 p.m. and most Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-325-5576. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Seattle Children's PlayGarden 1745 24th Ave. S. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.childrensplaygarden.org.

Playdays at Snapdoodle

Eastside Drop in for games and hands-on fun at this local, independent toy store. Playdays are geared toward children ages 5 to 8, but everyone is welcome. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Snapdoolde Toys 15752 Redmond Way Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit www.snapdoodletoys.com.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: High Point Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Bug Safari

The Seattle Public Library Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Come and learn about bugs and our environment using California Academy of Arts and Science's Bug Safari program! Description: This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Minecraft Connected Camp

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Play Minecraft with a Connected Camp Counselor at this 5-week series for rising 6th-8th graders. Registration not required, but space is limited so arrive early! Description: Create new worlds, strategize, and learn to build like a pro as you unlock the mysteries of Minecraft adventure and survival. Work together with other Minecrafters and a Connected Camp Counselor. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required, but space is limited so arrive early! The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Take Root!

The Seattle Public Library Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Northgate Community Center. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Weave your voice and body into a tapestry of music and movement! Description: Zevi Yoj and Eli Rosenblatt love to share songs and use their imagination!  Join them to awaken a sense of wonder and excitement for the natural world that is all around us every day.  Through a colorful, heart-centered collection of original nature-based music, children and families are invited into an all-inclusive celebration of movement, imagination and song.  We create a space where people of all ages can feel safe lifting their voices together and moving their bodies to the rhythm of the authentic hum… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Swingin’ Summer Eve Community Festival

Seattle Area This mid-summer family friendly festival is held at Cromwell Park and features live music by Crème Tangerine Beatles Tribute Band. Free to attend; small fee for food and the used books and music sale. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-801-2600. Email: dfriede@shorelinewa.gov. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Cromwell Park 18030 Meridian Ave N. Shoreline, WA 98155. For more info visit www.shorelinewa.gov.

Summer Fitness: Zumba

Seattle Area Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba is all about the energy, the music, and having fun while doing something good for your body. All ages and fitness levels are welcome to join this adventurous journey around the world through Latin music, World Rhythms, West African, belly dance, dancehall, pop, classic rock, and more. The result: A workout full of high energy, easy-to-follow choreography, and fun. Everyone is welcome. No dance experience is required. Please bring plenty of water and wear comfortable sneakers. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m.. June 19-Aug 21. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Seattle Center - Artists at Play Plaza 305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit seattlecenter.com.

Wednesday Family Date Night - Summer Concerts

South Sound Bring a blanket and enjoy this outdoor concert series. July 17: Darren Motamedy July 24: Afrodisiacs July 31: Shaggy Sweet Aug 7: Stonesy Aug 14: Folsom Prism Aug 21: Petty Differences Aug 28: The Swingin' Sixties Orchestra Photo: The Swingin' Sixties Orchestra. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Kent Station Plaza 417 Ramsay Way Kent WA 98032. For more info visit www.kentwa.gov.

Outdoor Movies at Marymoor Park

Eastside Enjoy outdoor movies, entertainment, trivia and food trucks. Weekly from July 10 through August 28. Seating opens at 6:30 p.m. movies show at dusk. $5-$6, free ages 5 and younger. $5 parking. Well behaved dogs welcome. $5 per person cash or $6 credit. 5 and under free Parking:$5 per vehicle. Food trucks on site, or bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages. Bring blankets; chairs may be set up behind the ground seating area. Well behaved dogs are welcome. Movie shows at dusk, rain or shine. 2019 Movie Schedule Wed. July 10: Ferris Bueller's Day Off Wed. July 17: Bohemian Rhapsody Wed. July 24: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Wed. July 31: Top Gun Wed. Aug. 7: Incredibles 2 Tue. Aug 12: The Sandlot Thu. Aug. 22: Grease Wed. Aug. 28, The Princess Bride. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-733-2682. Email: info@EpicEvents.us. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:30 PM. Marymoor Park 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.epiceap.com.

The Venardos Circus

South Sound The Venardos Circus, a unique Broadway-style circus is returning to the greater Seattle area June 26 through July 28: • Wright Park, Tacoma:  June 26-July 7 • STAR Center, Tacoma: July 10-21 • Lake Stevens during Aquafest: July 25-28 Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos this circus wraps world-class, animal-free circus acts into a Broadway musical-style format dubbed "The American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show." Tickets start at $15 for kids, $25 for adults. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Email: tickets@VenardosCircus.com. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Various locations Tacoma and Lake Stevens. For more info visit www.liveyourcircusdream.com.

U Village Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Seattle Area The Sounds of Summer Concert Series at University Village is a series of free concerts on Wednesdays beginning July 10 and running through August 21, from 7-8:30 p.m. Seating begins at 6 p.m.  July 10: Kalimba July 17: The Paperboys July 24: Nite Wave July 31: BowieVision August 7: Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme August 14: DoctorfunK August 2: Hit Explosion. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. University Village 2623 N.E. University Village St. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit uvillage.com.

Summer Concert Series at Des Moines Beach Park

South Sound Outdoor summer concert series, free, however donations are appreciated.  July 10: Free Rain July 17: Buzz Brump July 24: Paoli Mejias Jazz Quintet July 31: Elena Maque Aug 7: Ethan Tucker Aug 14: Kim Archer Aug 21: Whitney Mongé. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Des Moines Beach Park 22030 Cliff Ave. S. Des Moines WA 98198. For more info visit www.desmoinesartscommission.com.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Farther Afield Wednesdays 7 to 9 p.m. through Aug. 14 enjoy this outdoor concert series with kids activities, and concessions for purchase. See the musician lineup on the schedule linked below. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-842-2306. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Battle Point Park 10800 Battle Point Drive N.E. Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit biparks.org.

Music Under the Stars

Seattle Area Hear a live audio broadcast of Seattle Chamber music in various parks Seattle parks. Each Music Under the Stars event begins with a live student performance at 7:30 p.m. The live audio broadcast from Benaroya Hall begins at 8 p.m. Student performers also play during intermission. 2019 Summer Festival schedule Monday Seattle Chinese Garden (West Seattle) , Yesler Terrace Park (First Hill) Wednesday Volunteer Park (Capitol Hill) Friday Columbia Park (Columbia City) , Freeway Park (Downtown). Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-283-8710. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 7:30 PM. Various Seattle Parks. For more info visit www.seattlechambermusic.org.

Music Under the Stars

Seattle Area Hear live classical music played by a talented student orchestra, followed by a live broadcast of a Seattle Symphony concert during the month of July. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-283-8710. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 7:30 PM. Volunteer Park 1247 15th Ave. E. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit www.seattlechambermusic.org.

Toddler Time

Eastside Children ages 3 and younger play with cars, bikes, slides, wagons and lots more active toys. Parents must accompany children. Held 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. $2 per child. Schedule subject to change; check website to confirm. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Issaquah Community Center 301 Rainier Blvd S Issaquah, WA 98027. For more info visit www.issaquahwa.gov.

Kid Jump

Seattle Area Kids ages 6 and younger are invited to jump with kids their size. $14. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-669-9707. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Flying Circus 455 Andover Park E. Tukwila WA 98188. For more info visit www.flyingcircus.us.

Toddler Gym Play Time

Seattle Area Children play, learn, and develop both motor and social skills in this highly interactive drop-in social and play time. Toddlers will meet new friends, play on bouncy toys, ride scooters and tricycles, play with bouncy balls, and much more. Times are subject to change; please call the community center to check. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-256-5645. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Lake City Community Center 12531 28th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125. For more info visit cosparkways-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com.

Parachute Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Neighborhood House High Point Center. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Please join us a fun and engaging all-ages story time at Neighborhood House High Point. Description: Our children's librarian will read, sing, and lead activities with a parachute. This program will be held outside weather permitting. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: High Point Branch. Contact: Kristin Edstrom. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Drag Queen Storytelling With Kara Sutra

Seattle Area Drag queen superstar Kara Sutra is telling stories every Thursday in July in Westlake Park.  Photo: Kara Sutra/Facebook. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Westlake Park 401 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Open Art Studio

Seattle Area Kids can explore their creativity at full force in this art studio. There's even a splatter room, where kids are encouraged to splatter paint! All the materials provided to create. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Purchase hour-long sessions: $15 ages 6 and older, $10 ages 5 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-466-6028. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. West Seattle Art Nest 4138 California Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98116. For more info visit www.westseattleartnest.com.

Children's Concert Series

North Sound Pack a picnic and enjoy this outdoor concert series. July 11: The Not-Its!  July 18: Recess Monkey July 25: Brian Waite Band rock-n-roll adventures Aug 1: Ruth & Emilia  Aug 8: Joanie Leeds Aug 15: Caspar Babypants Aug 22: Eric Herman & the Thunder Puppies. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-257-7107. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Thornton A. Sullivan Park 11405 Silver Lake Road Everett WA 98208. For more info visit everettwa.gov.

Children’s Concerts

North Sound Bring a picnic and your sunscreen for an hour of family-friendly, local favorite performers. July 11: The Not-Its! July 18: Recess Monkey July 35: Brian Waite Band Aug. 1: Ruth & Emilia Aug. 8: Joanie Leeds Aug. 15: Caspar Babypants Aug. 22: Eric Herman & the Thunder Puppies. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-257-8700. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Thornton A. Sullivan Park 11405 Silver Lake Road Everett WA 98208. For more info visit everettwa.gov.

Toddler Story Time at the Northeast Branch

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Northeast Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:15 AM – 10:35 AM.

Family Story Time at the Beacon Hill Branch

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Beacon Hill Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time at the Southwest Branch

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It's Family Story Time at the Southwest Branch! Bring the whole family to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Southwest Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Firefighter Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: The Seattle Public Library invites preschoolers, parents and caregivers to a special story time that highlights fire safety. Description: Seattle firefighters will read books about fire safety and display some of their firefighting equipment. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Children's Hour

Seattle Area Using a combination of short films from Scarecrow Video's library, storybooks, arts activities and science experiments, children can learn new concepts alongside peers in a fun environment. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-524-8554. Email: maddie@scarecrow.com. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Scarecrow Video 5030 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA. For more info visit blog.scarecrow.com.

Ella-Bella Bee & the Pollinators

Seattle Area Watch a funny, original, family musical that uses interactive songs and colorful costumes to share information about bees, bats, and hummingbirds. Performance takes place at the Madrona Playground, near Madrona-Sally Goldmark Library. Photo: Peter Shaw. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: (206) 706-3322. Email: stiltsinger@gmail.com. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Madrona Playground 3211 E Spring St Seattle, WA 98122. For more info visit www.rougemusic.com.

Ella Bella Bee and the Pollinators

The Seattle Public Library Where: non-library location. Address: Madrona Playground 3211 E Spring St, Seattle, WA 98122. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Ella-Bella Bee & the Pollinators is an original comic musical that engages with interactive songs, colorful costumes, dance and physical comedy about pollinators, especially bees and bats! Description: Join Janet Raynor and Clayton Murray in this engaging show that features interactive songs, colorful costumes, dance and physical comedy about pollinators, sustaining them and growing food in alternative spaces! This show was fact-checked by Cornell entomologist Dr. Cole Gilbert.  For all ages. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. ​This event will be outdoors, we recommend bringing water and a blanket or chairs to sit on. Contact Info: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Family Story time

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the NewHolly Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Wallingford Branch. Room Location: Community meeting room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Wallingford Branch! Bring your babies and children ages 0-5 years to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time at the Northeast Branch

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Northeast Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: 中文. Español. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 所有活动均为免费。在各分馆设有限额免费停车位. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Delridge Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Live at Lunch Concert Series

Eastside Enjoy a 10-week run of free live music July 19 - September 12 every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. Local bands showcasing diverse genres and styles will play at outdoor plazas and open spaces throughout Downtown Bellevue. See complete schedule via link below. Photo: Bellevue Downtown Association. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Various Locations Downtown Bellevue. For more info visit www.bellevuedowntown.com.

Capital Lakefair

South Sound Food, arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, carnival (fee), parade, battle of the high school bands, car show, sports tournaments, fireworks and more. No pets. Noon to 10 pm July 17-21. Kids Day is July 20 and features entertainment and activities geared toward the younger crowd and their families. It takes place at Sylvester Park in Downtown Olympia. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 360-943-7344. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Heritage Park 330 Fifth Ave. S.W. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit www.lakefair.org.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Arts & Crafts Studio

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and join our staff to complete weekly arts and crafts projects. For ages 2-10. Parents and children will work together to complete weekly arts and crafts projects. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Delridge Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Legacy + Artistic Expression

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join Black Stax for a musical and educational journey to explore and honor cultural legacy. Description: Examine who you are and where you come from through conversations, visual interactions and musical exercises, to appreciate, honor and elevate your cultural legacy.  For ages 13+. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: High Point Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Bellevue Farmers Market POP Club

Eastside Children ages 3 to 12 are welcome to sign up at the market's POP (Power of Produce) Club tent. Kids will each have a “Passport to Health” to log attendance and completion of weekly activities. The more stamps in the passport, the greater the reward at the end of the program. There are three weekly facets of the POP Club: Two Bite Challenge: kids try two bites of a new fruit/vegetable when they check in. Even if they don't like what they eat, they still get a stamp for being brave and trying something new. , After the Two Bite Challenge, kids receive $2 in market tokens to spend on produce at the market. Vendors that accept these tokens are designated with a "POP Tokens Accepted Here" sign on their booths. , Weekly activities are offered based around food, nutrition, healthy living, gardening, and more. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bellevue Farmers Market 1717 Bellevue Way N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit bellevuefarmersmarket.org.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Top Ten Toys Playdays

Seattle Area Drop in for creative fun with a different hands-on activity each week. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-782-0098. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Top Ten Toys 120 N. 85th St. Seattle WA. For more info visit www.toptentoys.com.

Oly Third Thursday

South Sound Stroll the streets of downtown Olympia during this community celebration of local culture, art, food and music. Buskers play live music in the streets, and participating businesses give special Third Thursday discounts. Stop by the corner of 4th and Washington to pick up the Challenge Game. Solve the puzzle and win a prize. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Downtown Olympia. For more info visit downtownolympia.org.

Family Activities at the Lake City Farmers' Market

The Seattle Public Library Where: non-library location. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Join Librarian Nancy P for crafts and other family activities will follow from 4:30-7:00 p.m. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Pocketful of Poems

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Create poems, haikus and artwork with award-wining author/illustrator Javaka Steptoe! Description: In this lively presentation, Javaka Steptoe will talk about poems and specifically what is a haiku and discuss the science behind the poems in the book A Pocketful of Poems. What are seasons? What happens in spring? How are butterflies created? And we’ll discuss the nature that is in each of the various poems while creating caterpillars and butterflies out of craft supplies.  For ages 9-12. Javaka Steptoe won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for his picture book biography Radiant Child: The Story of Young Arti… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Learning Buddies

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Play math and reading games! Get better at math and reading this summer with a high school buddy. Description: Learning Buddies is a program that pairs elementary school students with a high school mentor. This is a first come-first served, drop-in program for children going into grades K-5 this fall. Each buddy session will last up to one hour. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Cartoon Happy Hour

Seattle Area Introduce your kids to the classic splats and konks of your childhood during Central Cinema's happy hour for the whole family. Two hours of classic cartoons take over the screen every Thursday. FREE show; food and drink specials for purchase. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-328-3230. Email: info@central-cinema.com. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Central Cinema 1411 21st Ave. Seattle, WA 98122. For more info visit www.central-cinema.com.

Neighborhood Night at TAM

South Sound Tacoma Art Museum is now open late and free to the community every Thursday. Stop in for performances, artist demonstrations and more. Go upstairs to see TAM Local Community Art installations or  to TAM Studio or Drawing Jam to create your own work of art. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Tacoma Art Museum 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402. For more info visit www.tacomaartmuseum.org.

Chess Club

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children, teens and adults - people of all ages are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction also available. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

¡Hora De Cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's Spanish story time at the Lake City Branch!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y jugeos divertidos en español con Marco Cortes. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

FC Chopped Grill Edition: The Ultimate Grill-Off

Seattle Area Come out for a special evening to celebrate inclusion, great food, cold drinks and an unbeatable view of Lake Union and the skyline. FC Chopped: Grill Edition is an ultimate summer event to spread awareness of the Friendship Circle and the special needs community in King County. The evening will be full of meat galore, a beer garden, inflatables, a DJ, and family games. Don't miss the grill-off competition between the best grill masters in town.  This event is Kosher supervised and vegetarian friendly! $20. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-374-3637. Email: andrea@friendshipcirclewa.org. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Gas Works Park 2101 N Northlake Way Seattle, WA 98103.

Summer at SAM

Seattle Area Seattle Art Museum hosts a weekly summer series featuring live music, food trucks, art-making, park tours every Thursday. July 11-Aug. 22.  Photo: Seattle Art Museum. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Olympic Sculpture Park Beach 2901 Western Ave. Seattle WA 98121. For more info visit summer.site.seattleartmuseum.org.

Rockin' The River - Summer Concert Series

Eastside Summer outdoor concert series for all ages. Concessions available for purchase. Free parking. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-556-2314. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Redmond Senior Center 8703 160th Ave NE Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit www.redmond.gov.

Show Brazil

The Seattle Public Library Where: West Seattle Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Explore the exciting rhythms and music of Brazil! Description: Create your own rhythms with Show Brazil’s Eduardo Mendonça! Brazilian instruments will be available as well as buckets, plastic oil pans and anything that can make sound. Learn to play traditional and contemporary Brazilian grooves. And enjoy playing as an ensemble with an instructor who has performed for celebrities such as Nelson Mandela, Pope John II and the 14th Dalai Lama! For ages 7-12. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Thursday Music at the Marina

North Sound Pack a picnic, a blanket/chairs to enjoy this outdoor concert series. Leashed dogs welcome.  2019 Concert Schedule June 20: DoctorfunK June 27: Eldridge Gravy & the Court Supreme July 11: Aaron Crawford July 18: Stacy Jones Band July 25: Dusty 45s Aug. 1: Shaggy Sweet Aug. 8: Randy Oxford Band Aug. 15: Mark DuFresne Band Aug. 22: LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends Aug. 29: Clinton Fearon. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-257-7107. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Port Gardner Landing 1700 W. Marine View Drive Everett WA 98201. For more info visit everettwa.gov.

Thursday Music at the Marina

North Sound Pack a picnic, a blanket/chairs to enjoy this outdoor concert series. See full schedule via link below. Leashed dogs welcome. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-257-7107. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Port Gardner Landing 1700 W. Marine View Drive Everett WA 98201. For more info visit everettwa.gov.

Drop-In Archery Intro Class

South Sound Every Thursday Skookum Archers hosts an introduction to archery class. Designed especially for the new archer, this is the perfect way to experience archery. You are guided through the fun of picking up a bow for the first time (or in a long time), and leave with the confidence of having a well-rounded introduction.  All equipment is included, or you may bring your own. The 2 hour session is broken into two parts and it starts with a class that covers safety and equipment, range etiquette, and the fundamentals of how to shoot.  Next, get out to the practice range to start shooting. Ages 6 and older. $10. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-841-0991. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Skookum Archers 11209 Shaw Road E. Puyallup WA 98374. For more info visit www.skookumarchers.com.

The Venardos Circus

South Sound The Venardos Circus, a unique Broadway-style circus is returning to the greater Seattle area June 26 through July 28: • Wright Park, Tacoma:  June 26-July 7 • STAR Center, Tacoma: July 10-21 • Lake Stevens during Aquafest: July 25-28 Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos this circus wraps world-class, animal-free circus acts into a Broadway musical-style format dubbed "The American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show." Tickets start at $15 for kids, $25 for adults. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Email: tickets@VenardosCircus.com. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Various locations Tacoma and Lake Stevens. For more info visit www.liveyourcircusdream.com.

Mamma Mia! Sing-Along

South Sound A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Watch this funny, heartfelt tale from writer Catherine Johnson. 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, July 12 to Aug. 3; 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, July 13 to Aug 4. Mamma Mia Sing-along on Thursday, July 18, 7:30 p.m.  $31, $29 student/senior/military, $22 ages 12 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-565-6867. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

Toddler Time

Eastside Children ages 3 and younger play with cars, bikes, slides, wagons and lots more active toys. Parents must accompany children. Held 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. $2 per child. Schedule subject to change; check website to confirm. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Friday, July 19, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Issaquah Community Center 301 Rainier Blvd S Issaquah, WA 98027. For more info visit www.issaquahwa.gov.

Kid Jump

Seattle Area Kids ages 6 and younger are invited to jump with kids their size. $14. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-669-9707. Friday, July 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Flying Circus 455 Andover Park E. Tukwila WA 98188. For more info visit www.flyingcircus.us.

Day Out With Thomas

Eastside Join Thomas the Tank Engine & Sir Topham Hatt for a steam train tour with Northwest Railway Museum. Preregister; tickets sell out quickly. $25-$28. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-888-3030. Email: info@trainmuseum.org. Friday, July 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Northwest Railway Museum 38625 SE King St Snoqualmie, WA 98065. For more info visit trainmuseum.org.

Baby Jam

Seattle Area Drop in music class for kids ages 5 and younger and their caregivers. Held Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 and 10:15 a.m. $12. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-359-1536. Email: seattlebabyjam@gmail.com. Friday, July 19, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM. Salsa Con Todo 211 N 36th St Seattle, WA 98103. For more info visit www.babyjam.net.

Mommy Matinees at the Admiral

Seattle Area Every Friday, the Admiral Theater will feature first run matinees for parents, nannies, grandparents and caregivers. Usually around 10 a.m. The sound will be turned down, lights up and you’re welcome to bring a stroller, feed your baby, let your baby fuss, cry or coo, and no one will mind!  Please note these movies are the regularly featured movies. The schedule is updated weekly.  Children younger than five are free, valid for immediate family only. Adults tickets are matinee priced. Although these screenings are open to everyone, this program is designed for new parents to get out of the house and enjoy a movie with their infants. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-938-3456. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM. Admiral Theater 2343 California Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98116. For more info visit farawayentertainment.com.

Open Art Studio

Seattle Area Kids can explore their creativity at full force in this art studio. There's even a splatter room, where kids are encouraged to splatter paint! All the materials provided to create. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Purchase hour-long sessions: $15 ages 6 and older, $10 ages 5 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-466-6028. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. West Seattle Art Nest 4138 California Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98116. For more info visit www.westseattleartnest.com.

Paint Me A Story

Seattle Area Preschool age children listen to a story and paint along. This 30-minute class is free and fun, but please RSVP if you can. Age recommendation: Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-408-0021. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Snapdoodle Toys 7330 NE Bothell Way Kenmore, WA 98028. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Family Pop-Up Play in the Park

Eastside Enjoy family-friendly games, activities, and fun in the park. Bring your family and friends, or meet new ones, on the great lawn at Downtown Park. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-556-2900. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Downtown Park 16101 NE Redmond Rd Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit www.redmond.gov.

Dig Fun Fridays

South Sound Drop in to the Conservatory for dino-related activities. $3 suggested donation. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-591-5330. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory 316 S. G St. Tacoma WA 98405. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Infant/Toddler Playgroup

Seattle Area Parents and caregivers of young children (birth to 5 years of age) are invited to bring their youngsters and join together to play, read, create, sing, and have snacks. A FamilyWorks staff member or volunteer facilitates our playgroups. Participation in all playgroups is free and requires no prior registration – you can drop in. The playroom is also available for use by children accompanied by an adult when there is no playgroup/organized activity in session. Schedules are subject to change. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6727. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. FamilyWorks Family Resource Center 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.familyworksseattle.org.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Bite of Seattle

Seattle Area Features more than 60 restaurants, five entertainment stages, Family Fun Zone, chef demonstrations and more. No pets. 11 am to 9 pm July 20-21, 11 am to 8 pm July 22. Admission is free; food prices are $10 or less. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-295-3262. Email: info@festivals-inc.com. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Seattle Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.biteofseattle.com.

Children's Story Time

Seattle Area Every Friday with Steph at 11 a.m. Babies, toddlers and anyone else who likes a good story exuberantly told are welcome. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-297-2665. Email: info@phinneybooks.com. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Phinney Books 7405 Greenwood Ave N Seattle, WA 98103. For more info visit www.phinneybooks.com.

Story Time with Betsy and The PJ Library

Seattle Area PJ Library offers free children’s books and music to families every Friday at Third Place Books Ravenna. Join Betsy and her red ukulele for stories and songs. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-525-2347. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:00 AM. Third Place Books 6504 20th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.thirdplacebooks.com.

Story and a Stroll: Under One Rock

Eastside Have you ever peeked under a rock? A whole community of creatures lives there. One of the world’s most fascinating habitats is right at your feet. After a story, venture out with a park ranger to uncover some rocks and investigate these hidden creatures. Best for ages 3-6. Free; preregistration required. Age recommendation: Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-452-2565. Email: mseec@bellevuewa.gov. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center 1625 118th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit bellevuewa.gov.

Summer Story Time at the Cabin

South Sound Enjoy stories, games and crafts for kids ages 3 to 9 and their families. Pay as you can. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-627-5405. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Job Carr Cabin Museum 2350 N. 30th St. Tacoma, WA 98403. For more info visit www.jobcarrmuseum.org.

Pocketful of Poems

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Create poems, haikus and artwork with award-wining author/illustrator Javaka Steptoe! Description: In this lively presentation, Javaka Steptoe will talk about poems and specifically what is a haiku and discuss the science behind the poems in the book A Pocketful of Poems. What are seasons? What happens in spring? How are butterflies created? And we’ll discuss the nature that is in each of the various poems while creating caterpillars and butterflies out of craft supplies.  For ages 4-8. Javaka Steptoe won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for his picture book biography Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artis… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Southwest Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Tot Shabbat

Eastside A Tot Shabbat program for parents and children ages 5 and younger to welcome Shabbat with singing, dancing, stories, and blessings. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:15 AM. Temple B'nai Torah 15727 N.E. Fourth St Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.templebnaitorah.org.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories, and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 所有活动均为免费。在各分馆设有限额免费停车位. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Community Kite Painting

Seattle Area Paint a kite to be included in Freeway Park's Annual Art-Kite Installation. Fridays in July and August. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 19, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Senca Plaza 700 Seneca St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit freewayparkassociation.org.

The Music Man Kids

North Sound Based on Meredith Willson’s six-time-Tony-Award-winning musical comedy, The Music Man KIDS features some of musical theatre’s most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth, and good old-fashioned romance. Free admission to this Kidstage Production. Fridays at noon, July. 5 to Aug. 12. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-257-8600. Friday, July 19, 2019, 12:00 PM. Cope Gillette Theatre Plaza 2710 Wetmore Ave Everett, WA 98201. For more info visit villagetheatre.org.

Capital Lakefair

South Sound Food, arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, carnival (fee), parade, battle of the high school bands, car show, sports tournaments, fireworks and more. No pets. Noon to 10 pm July 17-21. Kids Day is July 20 and features entertainment and activities geared toward the younger crowd and their families. It takes place at Sylvester Park in Downtown Olympia. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 360-943-7344. Friday, July 19, 2019, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Heritage Park 330 Fifth Ave. S.W. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit www.lakefair.org.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

The Nature of Poetry

The Seattle Public Library Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Celebrate nature-related poetry written by African American writers and awaken your inner poet! Description: Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete that Tupac Shakur wrote a poem about?  Come celebrate science-related poetry written by African American poets who write about their love of nature. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

The All-American Magic Show

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Join world-class magician Maritess Zurbano in this hour-long magic show unlike any other magic show you’ve ever seen before! Description: Explore math magic, magic drawings and the science of magic with lots of audience participation, music and amazing feats of mind-reading!  For all ages. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Kids Art in the Park

Seattle Area Bring the kids to a weekly, free arts-and-crafts workshop in the park. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Cascade Playground 333 Pontius Ave N Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.cascadeplayground.org.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: High Point Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, July 19, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, July 19, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Bug Club

The Seattle Public Library Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: 13035 Linden Avenue North. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Hey kiddos 6-11! Let's go on a safari! A bug safari! Get outside and join Miss Louisa for a different bug themed science activity every week! We'll be meeting off-site at Bitter Lake Wading Pool! Description: This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, July 19, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Get to Know Native Bees

The Seattle Public Library Where: non-library location. Address: Bitter Lake Community Center 13035 Linden Avenue N. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Learn about native bees with local bee-lover and educator Demarus Tevuk. Description: Discover cool facts about native bees, draw a bee and learn about the different parts of a bee’s body. Create nesting tubes out of recycled paper and take home your own bee hotel! You’ll also play the “pollination game” as Demarus Tevuk shares her knowledge of sustainability from the Native American perspective. For ages 7+. Registration required; class maximum is 25. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science,… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, July 19, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

FREE Friday Night

North Sound Imagine Children's Museum offers FREE admission on the third Friday of each month, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-258-1006. Friday, July 19, 2019, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Imagine Children's Museum 1502 Wall St. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.imaginecm.org.

Kids Night

Seattle Area Head to the park for free kid-friendly concerts, art, entertainers, and other special activities. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Friday, July 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Donnie Chin International Children's Park 700 S Lane St Seattle, WA 98104. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Lunar Block Party: Flashback Friday

Seattle Area Flashback Friday, part of the Museum of Flight's Lunar Block Party (July 19-21), is an outdoor festival of 1969-themed family activities, theater, movies and a live concert by the Britishmania Beatles Tribute Band. Wear '60s-inspired costumes. Activities include an outdoor movie, "Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission" exhibition access, inflatable games and obstacle courses, a climbing wall, acrobats and stilt walkers, a STEM Moonshot LEGO Build, space-themed arts and crafts, food trucks, a wine and beer garden, and more. Tickets: $50, $15 youth ages 4-17, free for children younger than 4. "Destination Moon" exhibition access is included in the ticket price and is limited and first-come, first-serve. Entry time reserved at the event. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-764-5720. Friday, July 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Museum of Flight 9404 E Marginal Way S Seattle, WA 98108. For more info visit pages.museumofflight.org.

Outdoor Movies at Cascade Playground

Seattle Area Pre-movie activities start at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk. July 12: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse July 19: Up July 26: Shrek. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Cascade Playground 333 Pontius Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.cascadeplayground.org.

Family Game Night

Seattle Area Teens can invite family and friends for an evening of fun and games. Refreshments provided. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-386-1919. Friday, July 19, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Rainier Community Center 4600 38th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98118. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

The Venardos Circus

South Sound The Venardos Circus, a unique Broadway-style circus is returning to the greater Seattle area June 26 through July 28: • Wright Park, Tacoma:  June 26-July 7 • STAR Center, Tacoma: July 10-21 • Lake Stevens during Aquafest: July 25-28 Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos this circus wraps world-class, animal-free circus acts into a Broadway musical-style format dubbed "The American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show." Tickets start at $15 for kids, $25 for adults. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Email: tickets@VenardosCircus.com. Friday, July 19, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Various locations Tacoma and Lake Stevens. For more info visit www.liveyourcircusdream.com.

Bug Safari

The Seattle Public Library Where: non-library location. Address: Donnie Chin International Children’s Park 700 S Lane St Seattle, WA 98134. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join us as we go on a bug safari in the park! Young scientists will learn about arthropods, make observations, and have fun exploring the world of bugs. Description: This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, July 19, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Shakespeare in the Park

Seattle Area See live Shakespeare plays performed by Greenstage throughout the summer at various outdoor locations. See full schedule online via link below. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-748-1551. Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:00 PM. Various Park Locations Seattle, WA. For more info visit greenstage.org.

Summer Bash & Movies in the Park

South Sound Pack your snacks, blankets and lawn chairs and head to the park for a free outdoor movie for the whole family. Pre-show activities begin at 7 p.m. Movie begins at 9 p.m. Tonight, enjoy Incredibles 2 (PG). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-305-1030. Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:00 PM. Stewart Heights Park 5715 Reginald Guiterrez Lane Tacoma WA 98404. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Harry and the Potters

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a free, all-ages rock concert with Wizard Rock legends Harry and the Potters! Description: This band plays songs about books. Harry and the Potters are the first wizard rock band. Since 2002, they have played over 800 shows in libraries, rock clubs, art spaces, bookstores, basements, and all ages venues all over the world. The band consists of brothers Joe and Paul DeGeorge. They grew up in a suburban Boston house that has a cupboard under the stairs. They helped co-found the Harry Potter Alliance, were profiled in the 2008 documentary We Are Wizards, and appear on a Trivial Pursui… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Music Under the Stars

Seattle Area Hear a live audio broadcast of Seattle Chamber music in various parks Seattle parks. Each Music Under the Stars event begins with a live student performance at 7:30 p.m. The live audio broadcast from Benaroya Hall begins at 8 p.m. Student performers also play during intermission. 2019 Summer Festival schedule Monday Seattle Chinese Garden (West Seattle) , Yesler Terrace Park (First Hill) Wednesday Volunteer Park (Capitol Hill) Friday Columbia Park (Columbia City) , Freeway Park (Downtown). Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-283-8710. Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:30 PM. Various Seattle Parks. For more info visit www.seattlechambermusic.org.

Music Under the Stars

Seattle Area Hear live classical music played by a talented student orchestra, followed by a live broadcast of a Seattle Symphony concert during the month of July. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-283-8710. Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:30 PM. Freeway Park 700 Seneca St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattlechambermusic.org.

Music Under the Stars

Seattle Area Hear live classical music played by a talented student orchestra, followed by a live broadcast of a Seattle Symphony concert during the month of July. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-283-8710. Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:30 PM. Columbia Park 4721 Rainier Ave. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit www.seattlechambermusic.org.

The Year of Magical Thinking

Seattle Area In this dramatic adaptation of her award-winning, bestselling memoir, Joan Didion transforms the story of the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband and their only daughter into a stunning and powerful one-woman play. $27-$47. ACT Theatre has no age restrictions, however, this production contains adult themes. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. ACT Theatre 700 Union St Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit acttheatre.org.

Tuck Everlasting

North Sound Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. Watch the play based on the bestselling novel. Shows held various dates through July 20. $12-$16. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-239-6627. Email: tickets@ludusperformingarts.org. Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. PUD Auditorium 2320 California Street Everett, Wa 98201.

Mamma Mia!

South Sound A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Watch this funny, heartfelt tale from writer Catherine Johnson. 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, July 12 to Aug. 3; 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, July 13 to Aug 4. Mamma Mia Sing-along on Thursday, July 18, 7:30 p.m.  $31, $29 student/senior/military, $22 ages 12 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-565-6867. Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

Dive In Movies

South Sound Every Friday through Aug. 9 enjoy live entertainment, dancing, free gifts and a movie at 9 p.m. Included with theme park admission. $24.99 to $45.99. July 5: Solo July 12: Aquaman July 19: Incredibles 2 July 26: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Aug 2: Finding Nemo Aug. 9: the Goonies. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-661-8000. Friday, July 19, 2019, 9:00 PM. Wild Waves Theme and Water Park 3620 Enchanted Pkwy. S. Federal Way WA 98003. For more info visit www.wildwaves.com.