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Erika's Weekend Picks for Jan. 18 and 19

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Youth-Led MLK March Sat, Jan 18 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr Civil Rights Memorial Park FREE

Honor the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at this fun, annual event that celebrates local
youth contributions to creating a better city. Join the march, then stick around for great food and live
music, too.


Wetland Waddlers: Ice is Nice Sat, Jan 18 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mercer Slough Environmental Education
Center. $20

Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to explore the Mercer Slough at an art, play and story time
each month. Each session has a different theme. This week explore the frozen park and help build with
ice, break ice, and melt ice to make art! Pre-register.


Great Train Show Sat/Sun, Jan 18 & 19 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Western Washington Fairgrounds. Tickets $10-$11, free ages 11 and

Engineers and Thomas the Train lovers, All Aboard! This weekend at the Western Washington
fairgrounds you can experience a train Mecca full of hundreds of trains, accessories, scale models and
collectible toys. Plus there will be special kids’ activities and exhibits.


Forest Home for Whom? Art Workshop Sat, Jan 18 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Richmond Beach Library. FREE

Help fill the Richmond Beach library mural forest with furry, feather and scaly creatures with a little help
from professional artist, Ann Blanch. There is a special spot for them all. After the display period (a few
months) they can come home with you. Great for ages 5 and older. Materials and tools supplied.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Sat/Sun, Jan 18-19 1-3 p.m. Second Story Repertory.Tickets $10. Sunday Discount:
$5.00 ages 1 to 3 and FREE for children 1 and younger.

Based on the classic C.S. Lewis tale, four siblings fall into an exciting adventure through the wardrobe to
the magical land of Narnia. Perfect for grade school-aged children and their families. Families with
younger children are encouraged to attend the all-ages shows on Sundays. Show runs through Feb 9.


Owl Prowl Sun, Jan 19 6-8 p.m. Seward Park Audubon Center. $10
Join a naturalist from the Seward Park Audubon Center and search for our resident owls. Your prowl will
begin with learning about these amazing nocturnal predators, their habitats, behaviors, and language
including a dissection of owl pellets to find the bones and skull from their prey. Then head out on a night
hike deep into the old-growth forest where we will call out to find these skillful birds. Great for ages 10
and up (must have the ability to stand still and be super quiet!) and anyone able to hike 2 miles.

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