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Erika’s Picks for family weekend fun

Kids' weekend events and activities on June 5 and 6.

Erika’s Picks for June 12 and 13 Seattle-area weekend events!

Washington State Park Free Days 
June 12 & 13
FREE

There are a handful of days each year when a Discover Pass is not required for day trips to visit our State Parks or lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. This weekend we have two of these days! June 12 is National Get Outdoors Day and June 13 is Free Fishing Day. So grab the family and head into the great outdoors for two days of fun!

Family Treasure Cruise 
June 12 & 13 
Tickets $35-39
Swashbucklers of all ages are invited aboard Queen Anne’s Revenge for an interactive pirate experience as we cruise the waters of Lake Union. You’ll get to search for treasure, play games, learn to talk like a pirate, and fire the ship’s water cannons as we defend the honor of the Revenge. Each kid will receive their choice of one item from the ship’s treasure chest. Reference website for Covid-19 precautions.

Storytelling with Eva Abram (Virtual) 
June 12; 4 p.m. 
FREE
University Heights Center’s Second Saturday family event is proud to present master storyteller Eva Abram this Saturday. Join her for a virtual journey through engaging stories about how people from long ago explained the world around them.  Come listen to stories about why Anansi the Spider has eight legs and why a giraffe has a long neck. Plus the cautionary tale about one boy who learns a lesson about asking parents for outrageous things! Great for kids 6 and up and their families. RSVP to receive a Zoom link to the event.

Seattle International Dance Festival 
June 12; 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. 
FREE
After more than a year of virtual performances, the Seattle International Dance Festival is opening its doors around Seattle to reduced-capacity, in-person audiences. This 17-day celebration of contemporary dance with indoor and outdoor events, showcasing local, national and international artists kicks off today, so don’t hesitate – get your tickets! See the website for time, locations, and featured artists.

Ranger Led Hike at Coal Creek Natural Area 
June 12; 9:30 a.m. 
FREE
Come explore Bellevue’s largest park with a ranger and get lost in the wilderness while still in the city! The Coal Creek Natural area is rich in history and wildlife and a great place to explore. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather for this moderately difficult hike. Preregistration Required at Register.BellevueWA.gov.

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9 U-pick strawberry farms in the Seattle area 

Erika’s Picks for June 5 and 6 weekend events. Seattle-area weekend events and weekend fun!

Book-It Repertory Theatre Presents: Mañanaland (Virtual) 
June  5
$25 or pay-what-you-can
Through June 30 you can watch this wonderful four-part show about a boy named Max who wants to grow up faster than his family is ready for. But what happens when Max uncovers a legacy that requires him to take a risk? Log on to see if he can rise to the challenge and become the person he is meant to be.

Build Your Own Fairy House  
June 5 and 6
FREE
Kids of all ages and their families can exercise their bodies and their creativity with this fun activity. In celebration of Lakewold Gardens FairyFest in Lakewood at the end of June, you can build your very own Fairy House using materials from your yard or neighborhood. Submit a photo of your fairy house to be entered in the People’s Choice contest. Be sure to give your fairy house a name and include the age of the builder in the submission.

Open Play at the PlayGarden 
June 5, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
FREE
Open Play is open again at the Seattle Children’s PlayGarden, on the south end of Colman Playfield. Kids of all ages and abilities can enjoy a beautiful, inclusive park with friendly staff on site to offer support as needed. No fees or registration required. The PlayGarden is an inclusive play space that offers seasonal and culturally relevant activities such as gardening, cooking classes, music classes, dance, movement activities, art, construction and more throughout the year. Open Play will be happening Wednesdays through  Saturdays through August.

Fire Day with MOHAI and the Seattle Fire Department 
June 5, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
FREE
It’s been 132 years since the Great Seattle Fire. Fire Station 5 and the Seattle Fire Boat, The Leschi, will be commemorating the occasion with a boat tour, craft-making, and online storytelling. Get to learn how firefighters become pilots, paramedics, rescue swimmers and more. Stream the events live on the Seattle Fire Department’s Facebook page.

Sunset Hike with a Ranger 
June 5, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. 
FREE
Come take an easy night hike with Lake Hills Greenbelt ranger to look and listen for mysterious animals that only come out when the sun goes down. You won’t believe how different the sights and sounds of the forest are in the evening hours. Dress warmly and wear shoes you can walk a mile in. Activity occurs rain or shine. Pre-registration required at Register.BellevueWA.gov. All participants must wear a face mask and maintain 6 feet of social distancing.

More things to do: 

9 U-pick strawberry farms in the Seattle area 

Erika’s Picks for May 29 and 30. Seattle-area weekend events and weekend fun!

Free Rowboat One-Hour Rental on Lake Union
May 29 and 30, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
FREE
The Center for Wooden Boats’ Sunday Public Sail is on hold currently, but in lieu of that program, it has decided to offer the public free one-hour rentals of peapod rowboats. These lovely boats can hold up to five adults and are great for beginning to advanced rowers. You can go through the Center for Wooden Boats reservation system to reserve one, then row, row, row around Lake Union. This is a great way to get a new perspective on our awesome city.

50th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival (Virtual)
May 28 to 31, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
FREE
Folklife is virtual for its 50th anniversary, but there are many ways to engage with the festival. You can stream channels like the 50 Years of Folklife ChannelFolklife Premieres and The Roadhouse. The Gathering Space will be providing live workshops and more on NWFolklife.org, Facebook, and Twitch. On-Demand and Family Fun channels will provide anytime access to performances. Visit the schedule page online for a full description of the fun, festival programming.

Pierce County StoryWalks
May 29 to 30, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
FREE
Pierce County Library System is thanking communities for their support during this pandemic with free StoryWalks at more than twenty locations throughout the county. The featured book is the highly acclaimed picture book “The Big Umbrella” by Amy June Bates and Juniper Bates, a mother-daughter team. Get outdoors, enjoy some sunshine, and soak in the book’s simple and beautiful message of inclusion and caring for everyone in the community. The StoryWalks will be available through May 31. See the website for location information.

KCLS Online Program: Create & Chat for Teens, Origami Flowers and Bookmarks
May 29, 2:30 p.m.
Tweens and teens can get a chance to talk and create together during this virtual program hosted by the King County Library System. This Saturday afternoon, they’ll be making origami flowers and bookmarks. Most of the things you will need for this activity (paper, glue, scissors, etc.) are items you might have on hand, but you can find a complete list online. Please register at kcls.org to receive the meeting link.

Crossing Paths with Carnivores (Virtual)
May 29 and 30
FREE
Grab the
whole family and your smartphone and head to Issaquah for a new scavenger hunt game created by the Highland Council and Woodland Park Zoo’s Carnivore Coexistence Action Team. Crossing Paths with Carnivores is a 12-stop adventure game with clues and puzzles leading you from one location and adventure to the next. Not only will you see interesting locations in the Highlands, but you will learn about local carnivores and what you can do to keep your family safe when unexpected encounters occur. Simply sign up for a free geocaching.com account, then take photos at each stop and submit them for a chance to win prizes. The game can be done all on one day or monthly through September, by car, bike, scooter or on foot. See the website for more detailed instructions, then get out there and have fun!

Erika’s Picks for May 22 and 23. Seattle-area weekend events and weekend fun!

Pierce County StoryWalks
May 22 and 23, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
FREE
The Pierce County Library System is celebrating and thanking communities with free StoryWalks featuring the highly acclaimed picture book “The Big Umbrella,” by mother-daughter team Amy June Bates and Juniper Bates. In more than twenty locations throughout the county, walk along and read this story of inclusion and caring with your family.

Free One-Hour Rowboat Rental on Lake Union
May 22, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
FREE
In lieu of the Center for Wooden Boats’ Sunday Public Sail, one and all are encouraged to reserve one of the peapod rowboats for a free one-hour rental at the South Lake Union Location. These boats can hold up to five adults and are perfect for rowers of all experience levels. Just go through the online reservation system and row, row, row a boat around Lake Union.

Youth Ultimate Frisbee Clinic
May 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Jefferson Playfield
FREE
Seattle Tempest and Seattle Cascades are hosting a youth ultimate clinic this Saturday. A variety of drills suitable for different levels of play will be offered, so players of all experience levels are encouraged to attend. Snacks are provided. A brief age-appropriate workshop on either a social justice issue or a social-emotional learning topic will also be featured. Registration is open to elementary school (grades 3 to 5), middle school and high school students (grades 9 to 12). All genders welcome, including players who compete in the girls division, boys division and mixed division. Pre-registration required. The $50 fee includes a disc and neckie/gaiter. Scholarships are available. All players and staff will wear masks and will social-distance.

KCLS Online Program: Cook & Chat for Teens, Coffee Shop Fancy Drink Remakes
May 22, 2:30 p.m.
Kids 10 and older can learn how to make those fancy coffee shop drinks from teen volunteers. This weekend, we’ll be tackling the Pink Drink, Caramel Cider, Chai Tea Latte, Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino and Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte. Please register with an email address by 10:30 a.m. the day of the event. You will be sent the Zoom link. If you have questions, please contact Michele McLaughlin at michelem@kcls.org. The supply list and registration information are posted at kcls.org

No Place for Hate Summit
(Virtual)
May 23, 12 to 2 p.m.
FREE
Join Washington State eighth- to 12th-graders for the first ever No Place for Hate Youth Summit, taking place this  Sunday. It’s ideal for students passionate about social justice and interested in developing their leadership skills. The summit will feature inspiring keynotes from community leaders as well as breakout sessions, and will allow students to get involved in a community of peers passionate about making change. Sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League’s Pacific Northwest chapter. 


Erika’s Picks for May 15 and 16. Seattle-area weekend events and weekend fun!

Meet the Author: Theanne Griffith (Virtual)
May 15, 1:30 p.m.
FREE
BOOM! SNAP! WHIZ! ZAP! The “Magnificent Makers” book series follows Violet and Pablo as they adventure through the Maker Maze, a magical, science-filled makerspace. Come virtually meet the author and neuroscientist Theanne Griffith, learn how creative arts and science go hand in hand, and participate in a science experiment led by Griffith. Great for kids ages 5 to 10.

Ranger Walk at Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station
Saturday, May 15, 2 to 3 p.m.
FREE
Bring the whole family to the Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station this Saturday for a fun, ranger-led walk! This mild 1-mile nature hike will take you through the Greenbelt’s trails while you discover the season’s flora and fauna. Wear weather-appropriate outdoor clothing and shoes and bring personal wildlife-viewing gear (e.g. binoculars or magnifying glasses) if possible. Afterwards, continue on to the Larsen Lake trail loop and use your newfound knowledge to explore. This event happens rain or shine and is great for all ages. RSVP firmly required by 3 p.m. the day prior to program. All participants must wear a face mask and maintain 6 feet of social distance. To register, call (425) 452-6993 or parkrangerprogram@bellevuewa.gov.

KCLS Online Program: Make a Zentangle Bookmark
Saturday, May 15, 11 a.m.
FREE
Kids age 8 and older will love this easy-to-learn activity. Zentangle is a relaxing and fun way to create beautiful drawings out of structured patterns. People from all over the world practice Zentangle, not just as an art but as a way to relax, reduce anxiety, cope with pain and increase focus and mindfulness. The drawing you create in class can be easily turned into a bookmark or a piece of art you can display. For supplies and registration information, go to kcls.org.

39th Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge for Diabetes
Sunday, May 16 
This Sunday is the 39th Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes, benefiting JDRF. While participants may be moving through different streets this year due to the pandemic, they remain committed to creating a world without Type 1 diabetes. Head to BeattheBridge.org to register for this year’s event. Participants will receive a race bib and a Beat the Bridge technical running shirt with registration. If you have questions, reach out to beatthebridge@jdrf.org.

Capitol Hill Farmers Market
Sunday, May 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FREE
The Capitol Hill Farmers Market has moved to its new permanent home on East Denny Way between 10th Avenue East  and Broadway. This Sunday (and every Sunday), you can bring your friends and family and support local farmers and small businesses. 

Erika’s Picks for May 8 and 9. Seattle-area weekend events and weekend fun!

PopUp StoryWalk in Sammamish
May 8 and 9
FREE
“Yellow Kayak,” by author Nina Laden, begins by the Sammamish YMCA and continues through the lower park. This stroller-friendly activity is a great way to get out in nature and get a little exercise. Simply follow the paved walkway around the park to see and read the story pages. Be sure to wear masks and to use social distance along the path. 

Magnuson Children’s Garden Discover-Your-Garden Activity
May 8 and 9
FREE
It’s easy to go on a nature adventure in Magnuson Children’s Garden with our new multi-language Discover-Your-Garden activity. Simply head to the kiosk and pick out a Discovery Card in one of ten languages. Each card lists ten special places in the park with nature activities to do at each. You can also download a free card online. Once you have finished, please return the Discovery Card to the kiosk for the next garden explorer to use.  

Pamela Druckerman Presents ‘Paris by Phone’ (Virtual)
May 8, 10 a.m.
FREE
Join the Alliance Française de Seattle for an online discussion (in English) with best-selling author and journalist Pamela Druckerman (“Bringing Up Bébé”), live from her home in Paris, to present her new rhyming picture book, “Paris by Phone.” This chat will cover her new book, her experience as a Parisienne and the history of the American-in-Paris story. RSVP here.

Kirkland Urban Kids at Home (Virtual)
May 8, 10 a.m. 
FREE
Join Kirkland Urban’s virtual May KU Kids At Home event this Saturday on Facebook. Julie from Clown Buggie Entertainment is taking over Kirkland Urban’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/kirklandurban) to host a craft-a-long, creating a beaded animal keychain. To participate, you can pick up one free craft kit per family, while supplies last, from Plantiful, Chainline Brewing, Levue Nails, Mud Bay or Lounge by Topgolf at Kirkland Urban. 

KCLS Online Program: Cook & Chat for Teens: Zuppa Toscana (Tuscan Soup)
May 8, 2:30 p.m.
FREE
Interested in cooking? Come join a cooking class presented by teen volunteers and learn to make this delicious soup. Great for kids 10 and older. Please register with an email address by 10:30 a.m. the day of the event. You will be sent the Zoom link. If you have questions, please contact Michele McLaughlin at michelem@kcls.org. For supply information and registration, go to kcls.org.

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Erika’s Picks for May 1 and 2. Seattle-area weekend events and weekend fun!

Ranger Walk
Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station
Saturday, May 1, 2 p.m. 
FREE
Bring the whole family to the Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station for a mild ranger-led 1-mile walk! You’ll hike through Greenbelt’s trails and discover the season’s flora and fauna. Be sure to wear your favorite weather-appropriate outdoor clothing and shoes, and bring along personal wildlife-viewing tools (e.g. binoculars or magnifying glasses) if you have them. For a longer hike, continue on to the Larsen Lake trail loop and use your newfound knowledge to explore. They’ll be heading out rain or shine, so come prepared to learn and have a great time! RSVP firmly required by 3 p.m. the day prior to the program. All participants must wear a face mask and maintain 6 feet of distance. To register, call (425) 452-6993 or email parkrangerprogram@bellevuewa.gov.

KCLS Online Program: Family Story Time (Virtual)
Saturday, May 1, 12:30 p.m.
FREE
Great for ages 3 and older with an adult. Log on and enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that will help to develop your child’s early literacy skills. One registration per family. A link will be e-mailed no later than one hour before the program start time. Please register at kcls.org.


Celebrate Earth Week at Lake Sammamish State Park
Saturday, May 1, and Sunday, May 2
FREE
Through Sunday your whole family can “Celebrate the Earth” at Lake Sammamish Park on a do-it-yourself Walk in the Park. Enjoy this family hike through the park and learn about the park’s environment and all the wonderful animals that live here. 

Oxbow’s Farm Adventure Family Field Trip
Saturday, May 1, and Sunday, May 2
Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center
Oxbow’s Family Farm Adventure field trips connect families to the magic of Oxbow and bring science topics to life in a safe and meaningful way. Engage your senses and expand your knowledge about food, farming and nature. Developed in response to COVID-19 and the desire to keep kids engaged in the outdoors at a safer, smaller scale, Family Farm Adventures offer households and families a personalized field trip experience. Tickets $50 to $150

City Nature Challenge (Virtual)
Saturday, May 1, and Sunday, May 2
FREE 
Join Northwest Trek, Woodland Park Zoo and Metro Parks Tacoma in finding as many wild plants and animals as you can. Report your findings on the iNaturalist app through May 3, then ID your findings. See if you can spot the most species. Or the most unusual species.  Then see what other people are finding near you!


Erika’s Picks for April 24 and 25. Seattle-area weekend events and weekend fun!

Day Out for Autism
April 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
FREE
Join this fun, inclusive, live on Facebook event to celebrate World Autism Acceptance Month while raising funds for Washington Autism Alliance. Day Out for Autism will include a virtual resource fair hosted by our community partners, live music and entertainment, family-friendly activities and opportunities to get out and 3K Your Way.


Schack Art Center Exhibit: Art of Recycling

Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
FREE
Come see the creativity of various artists who have turned otherwise discarded materials into works of art. This exhibit aims to shine a spotlight on the environmental, social, and emotional impact of waste as well as explore new ideas about recycling and repurposing. See how waste objects can have renewed beauty, utility and meaning.

Philharmonia Northwest presents ‘The Goose Egg,’ a children’s concert
Sunday, April 25, 2:30 p.m.
Director Julia Tai and Philharmonia Northwest present the work of two local creators. “The Goose Egg,” by author and illustrator Liz Wong for strings, percussion and narrator tells the story of an elephant that comes across a goose egg and ends up mothering a baby goose. Composer and clarinetist Angelique Poteat will perform. The show will be live-streamed from Town Hall Seattle so families anywhere can watch. Tickets are $15 per household, or $30 for a book and ticket bundle, and teachers can purchase access for $30 per school.

KCLS Online Program: Tide Watch
Saturday, April 24, 3 p.m.
All ages are welcome to join and learn how to use the Coastal Observer app. The effect that climate change has had on our planet will greatly impact how and where humans will live in the future. Tides are continuing to rise at higher than normal levels and superstorms are leaving paths of destruction. Kids can learn more about their impact on our area and assist researchers with building a pathway to a sustainable future. Please register at kcls.org.

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Shadow Lake Nature Preserve
FREE
Join us in celebrating Earth Day by hiking along Shadow’s upland trail system to discover facts and clues about the natural world around us. This family-friendly scavenger hunt will challenge you to work together as a group to uncover fun facts about our environment and think about ways you can help conserve and protect the natural world around us. You must secure a reserved time slot to participate. A limited number of families/groups are allowed at a time. Each time slot is good for one household or group of 6 or less. All event attendees must wear a face covering.

Erika’s Picks for April 17 and 18 weekend events. Seattle-area weekend events and weekend fun!

KCLS StoryWalk at the Carnation Library
Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18
Come see the picture book Water Princess around the Carnation Library this weekend. Part of the PopUp StoryWalk, a local program promoting literacy, health and art appreciation using deconstructed children’s storybooks installed in outdoor community spaces, you can begin the children’s story at the start of a trail, read posted pages along the way, and end the trail as you end the book. It’s a great way to engage the whole family, get outside, and get moving. Please wear masks and socially distance along the path, especially while reading each page.

Earth Day Crafts To Go (Virtual)
Saturday, April 17
Birds are chirping, the days are getting longer and the sun is shining in Bellevue. It must be spring! Celebrate the season at Bellevue Arts Museum during the Earth Day Crafts To Go event! Creative craft-making kits will be available for contactless pickup outside of the museum before the event. Families can bike, walk or scoot their way there. This weekend, learn about the natural environment with some help from the city of Bellevue and the Snoqualmie Tribe. All are welcome. Best suited for kids ages 4 to 10.

Capitol Hill Farmers Market Opening Day
Sunday, April 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FREE
It’s opening day at the Capitol Hill Farmers Market’s new permanent home on April 18! The new layout will include Barbara Bailey Way (Denny Way) between Broadway and 10th Ave. E., as well as the adjacent plaza in front of the light rail station entrance. The market is excited to expand its vendor base and local offerings for the Capitol Hill community. Come celebrate the move and check out the market’s new home!

Ranger Walk
Saturday, April 17, at 2 p.m.
FREE
Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station
Bring the whole family to the Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station for a ranger-led walk! This mild 1-mile nature hike through the Greenbelt’s trails is the perfect way to discover the season’s myriad of flora and fauna. Wear your favorite weather-appropriate outdoor clothing and shoes, and feel free to bring binoculars or magnifying glasses to further enjoy the park. Heading out rain or shine! Great for all ages. RSVP firmly required by 3 p.m. the day prior to the program. All participants must wear a face mask and maintain 6-foot distancing. To register, call (425) 452-6993 or parkrangerprogram@bellevuewa.gov.

KCLS Online Reading with Rover
Saturday, April 17, at 10 a.m.
Perfect for school-age kids with an adult. Build your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog in a live video chat. Reading with Rover is a community-based literacy program working with schools and libraries throughout the greater Seattle area. Please register at kcls.org.

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Erika’s Picks for April 10 and 11 weekend events. Seattle-area weekend events and w
eekend fun!

YMCA Healthy Kids Day
April 10
FREE 
Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s FREE day dedicated to encouraging healthy habits in kids and their families, and this year it’s gone virtual! Join a virtual 5k, an exercise class and program demonstrations, as well as a family-service project, Goose Chase virtual scavenger hunt, giveaways and more! Sign up here for updates.

Tracking Down Tracks
April 10, 10:30 a.m.
FREE
Lewis Creek Park
Kids 5 to 10 and their adults can join a park ranger on a hike through Lewis Creek Park to learn Bellevue’s animal signs! We’ll look for prints, feathers  and even scat to see what’s been happening in the park. RSVP firmly required by 3 p.m. the day prior to the program at LCVC@BellevueWA.gov or 425-452-4195. All participants must wear a face mask and maintain 6-foot distancing. 

Drive-Thru Swedish Pancake Breakfast
April 10, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bothell Sons of Norway
Bothell Sons of Norway welcomes you for a drive-thru Swedish Pancake Breakfast. Just pull up, stay in your car and they’ll deliver a delicious breakfast of Swedish pancakes, strawberries and ham. Orange juice available on request. Sorry, there’s no coffee but there is coffee for sale nearby. No seating available; cash and cards accepted. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for children.

Washington State Spring Fair
10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., April 10 and 11
Enjoy a fun, safe, hybrid Spring Fair this year with your family and friends including drive-thru and step-out activities! Come see racing pigs, DockDogs, rides & games, car bingo, vendor shopping, the stationary Daffodil Festival Parade, entertainment and, of course, FAIR FOOD! Purchase tickets online in advance for timed entry. The fair will run through April 11 and April 14 to 18.

Seattle International Film Festival (Virtual)
April 10 and 11
It’s the 47th annual Seattle International Film Festival! Log in and see some of the more than 90 features and more than 100 shorts from over 50 countries, plus you can watch daily events, talks, Q&As and more. All you need is an internet connection and a screen (the bigger the better). Get ready to get cozy, pop some popcorn and watch some shows! Tickets are $63 and up for the main film festival, but just $14 to $20 for SIFF’s 80-minute Family Picture Show, a series of short films designed for kids. 

Erika’s Picks for April 3 and 4 weekend events. Seattle-area weekend events and weekend fun!

Moisture Festival (Virtual)
April 3, 7:30 p.m.; April 4, 4 p.m.
Vibrant Virtual Variety will be presenting 75-minute shows this weekend for all ages. Log in to see a wonderful assortment of real talent including acrobats, clowns, jugglers, magicians, aerial artists, musicians, balancing acts, puppeteers and more, guaranteed to bring laughter to people of all ages! Single-show tickets or full-festival pass options available.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Roozengaarde, April 3 and 4, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., FREE
For weekend fun, visit the world-renowned 5-acre display garden planted with over a million bulbs. See a full-size Dutch windmill and admire the 30-acre tulip field and 20-acre daffodil field. Endless opportunities await for the perfect photo op. Each year the entire display garden is redesigned and hand-planted with a new layout and design featuring brilliant color combinations, spectacular floral designs and flowering rivers of deep blue muscari. This year an online ticket purchase will be required for visitors and a limited daily capacity will be in effect. Tickets are $15 per person; 2 and younger are free.

Easter Drive-Thru
April 3
FREE
Join the City of Fife for their Easter Drive-Thru event. Collect eggs and treats as you drive through Dacca Park. Win prizes and see the Easter Bunny! This event is geared toward children ages 3 to 10. Registration required.

Ranger-Led Hike at Lewis Creek Park
April 3, 10:30 a.m.
FREE
Join a Bellevue Park Ranger to explore the natural and cultural history of Lewis Creek Park. Look for signs of local wildlife and learn what to do when encountering animals in the wild. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. This hike’s difficulty is rated as easy (1 mile with approximately a 50-foot elevation change). RSVP firmly required by 3 p.m. the day prior to program. RSVP at LCVC@BellevueWA.gov or (425) 452-4195. All participants must wear a face mask and maintain 6-foot distancing.

KCLS Online Program: Cook & Chat for Teens (Virtual)
April 3, 3 p.m.
FREE
Calling all tweens and teen ages 12 to 18. Come learn how to make a simple gluten-free Mochi dessert from our volunteer teen chefs. Presented by the Burien Library Teen Advisory Board and Chef Olive Huang. Ingredients you will need include: Tapioca flour, powdered sugar, milk (or soy milk/water), dark brown sugar. Optional: Ground peanut powder, black sesame powder. Please register at kcls.org.

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.