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May the 4th be with you: Family fun in the spirit of 'Star Wars'



May 4 has become a day to celebrate all things "Star Wars."

(You get it, right? "May the force/May the fourth be with you ...")

Anyway, it falls on a Saturday this year, making it all the easier to plan some fun. Here are some ideas:


Star Wars carnival. Broadview Co-op Preschool holds its spring carnival fundraiser on Saturday, May 4, complete with a droid building craft, Star Wars-themed photo booth, live music, a food truck and more. Kid-friendly Star Wars costumes welcome! 


Fold the force. Kids 10+ and adults can learn how to create origami Star Wars characters like R2-D2 and the Millennium Falcon while the 5-and-older crowd can make their own foam lightsaber. It's also Free Comic Book Day, and Mighty Moose Comics of Factoria will be on hand. Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Avenue N.E.


Shop geek crafts. Shop Puyallup’s Geek Craft Market on May 4, with more than 50 different handmade vendors and artists who celebrate geeky, pop-culture-themed items. Free admission and parking. 


Star Wars symphony. Purchase tickets to "The Empire Strikes Back" in Concert at Benaroya Hall, featuring Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back on a giant screen while the Seattle Symphony performs John Williams’ award-winning score live. 


Movie night. Rent a "Star Wars" DVD at your local library branch for a family movie night. Use your library card to place your choice on hold, ensuring it’s available upon checkout. 


Also this weekend: Free Comic Book Day; here's where to go around Seattle.

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