Seattle's Child

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Weekend: The arx duo tossing sticks

The arx duo lead a virtual percussion workshop hosted by the Seattle Chamber Music Society

Erika’s Phase 2 weekend picks for Aug. 8 and 9

Dance, drum, make puffy slime, or enjoy a drive-in movie.

Every weekend, Erika Bigelow chooses some fine family activities.

Kirkland Urban Kids at Home Virtual Event

Sat, Aug 8, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  FREE

Julie, from Clown Buggie Entertainment, hosts a craft-a-long this Saturday on Kirkland Urban’s Facebook page. Join her to create awesome puffy slime. You can pick up craft kits in advance at Shake Shack, Mud Bay, Tutta Bella or Restore at Kirkland Urban. Follow Kirkland Urban on social media (@kirklandurban on Instagram and Kirkland Urban on Facebook) for more details as they are announced.


12 Dancing Princesses Class Virtual Event

Sat, Aug 8 12-12:45 p.m. FREE

Based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, 12 Dancing Princesses is a story about good overcoming evil, and the power of familial love. Come learn some steps and movements in this beautiful ballet with Ms Erin.


Drive-In Movies at American Car Museum

Sat, Aug 8 9 p.m.

Drive-In Movies are making a return to Haub Family Field at LeMay – America’s Car Museum in Tacoma. Parking begins at 7:30 a.m. and the movie begins at 9 p.m. Limited parking to comply with social distancing regulations. Pre-registration required. This Saturday, the feature film is the action/sci-fi film “Bumblebee” (PG-13)


Rhythm Section: Discover Percussion with Seattle Chamber Music Virtual Event

Sun Aug 9

Learn which instruments fall into the ‘percussion’ category, what they sound like, and how to play them during this fun class. You’ll even play along with the Arx Duo, on instruments you make yourself.  It’s a great classical introduction to kids ages 5-10 years of age, which the whole family will enjoy. Available online until August 17th. Concert access is $15 (If already subscribed to the SCMS Virtual Summer Festival, the Family Concert is included.)


Young Chefs

Want to know how to do something well? Ask the experts. In the case of cooking, you can’t do better than the America’s Test Kitchen chefs. From a Young Chef’s Club to recipes for everything under the sun, take a look at this great website. Why not challenge your small fry to prepare one or two meals a week? There are lots of delicious options to choose from here.



About the Author

Erika Bigelow

Erika authors the weekly Stay-At-Home, nee Going Place column. She lives in Seattle with her husband, three human kids, two furry kids, and a school of fish. When she's not scribbling, cooking, or chauffeuring, Erika enjoys running and reading, although not simultaneously.