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Erika's Weekend Picks / Canterville Ghost (Book-It Theatre)

(Courtesy of Book-It Repertory Theatre)

Erika’s Picks for Jan. 16 and 17

Listen to a ghost story ... check out the new beach park!

Weekend picks: Things to Do on Jan. 16 and 17.

‘The Canterville Ghost’ (Virtual)
Saturday, Jan. 16, and Sunday, Jan. 17
The holiday show for Book-It Repertory Theatre’s audio-only season, ”The Canterville Ghost” by Oscar Wilde, is available for streaming or download. Featuring the vocal talents of a host of local actors, ”The Canterville Ghost” is a cure for the winter blues. Perfect for lovers of cozy British mysteries, this classic ghost story is full of warmth, laughs and good fun. Tickets are available for pay-what-you-will pricing via the theater’s website. The show is recommended for ages 10 and up and will remain available through June 30, 2021.

Park Visit: Juanita Beach Park
Saturday, Jan. 16, and and Sunday, Jan. 17
FREE
Grab the family and get outside this weekend to visit the new all-abilities playground at Juanita Beach Park in Kirkland. Located between the new bathhouse and picnic pavilion, the park is wheelchair-accessible and has wonderful views of the beach and lake. Be sure to wear masks and maintain physical distance between groups. 

Kindiependent Kids Concert with Johnny Bregar (Virtual)
Saturday, Jan. 16, 10:30 a.m.
FREE
Enjoy a variety of music, magic and entertainment at the Kindiependent series. Banish the cold-weather blues while singing and dancing along. All of Kindiependent’s weekly shows start at 10:30 a.m. and last for approximately 45 minutes. Tickets are $60 per household.

Digital Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jan. 16, and Sunday, Jan. 17
Start your journey in front of MOHAI and follow our digital scavenger hunt to explore the neighborhood and see the tangible impacts of the civic actions that shape our community. Unlock access and complete the hunt at the time of your choosing. Finish by March 28, 2021, for an opportunity to win a MOHAI membership. Details can be found in the museum’s online calendar at mohai.org and below.

Winter Train Rides at Northwest Railway Museum
Saturday, Jan. 16, 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy our scenic winter on socially distanced train rides through the upper Snoqualmie Valley every Saturday through March. This 90-minute train excursion on historic rail equipment travels along 5.5 miles of track, passing the ever-popular Snoqualmie Falls, where guests can enjoy the breathtaking sight of the river valley below. Passengers can choose to begin their ride at either the North Bend Depot or at the Snoqualmie Depot. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Adult tickets: $20. Children’s tickets (ages 2 to 12): $10.00. Senior tickets (62 and up): $16.00.

About the Author

Erika Bigelow

Erika authors the weekly Stay-At-Home (nee Going Places) 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.