Seattle's Child

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Erika’s weekend picks for Aug. 22-23

Learn about Native cultures, fairy tales or foods from around the world!

Hibulb Cultural Center & Natural History Preserve

Sat, Aug 22 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve revives, restores, protects, interprets, collects and enhances the history, traditional cultural values and spiritual beliefs of the Tulalip Tribes. Come learn about the many tribes that called the Pacific Northwest home. Admission $6-10.

The Art of Protest at Columbia City Gallery

Sun, Aug 23 12-5 p.m. FREE
Be inspired by works in “The Art of Protest” display, which address social, ethical, economic, environmental, racial, health, and political issues facing the U.S. and the world today. The collection includes protest posters and a variety of other art by talented artists who play an integral part in exposing, protesting, and righting injustices. The Art of Protest is curated by artist, Seattle Print Arts board member, and screenprinting work parties organizer, Claire Jauregui. Private appointments also available: email

White River Valley Museum & Mary Olson Farm

Sun, Aug 23 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Open through Aug. 30, you can bring a picnic and come meet the animals at the Mary Olson Farm on this beautifully restored historic property! To maintain social distancing the weaving shed and farmhouse will be closed for the season, but there is plenty to see and do. Free admission during regular open hours. A suggested donation of $5 per adult and $2 per child is appreciated to help maintain the property.


KCLS Online Program: Fabulous Folk & Fairy Tales

Sat, Aug 22 1 p.m. FREE (virtual)
Join Librarian Sharon as she shares some of her favorite folk and fairy tales for kids ages 4 to 7. Part of the Maple Valley Summer Reading Program, this series is guaranteed to get their imaginations humming. The program is between 15 and 20 minutes long. Go to the Maple Valley Library Facebook Page, then scroll down and look for the Facebook Live video.

Take a Culinary Vacation

We can’t travel to foreign lands right now, so why not bring those cuisines to your home instead? Challenge your kids to create a menu and cook a meal from a different state or country every week. Japanese curry, Hawaiian poke bowls, Mexican street tacos, Louisiana jambalaya … the options are endless. Extra points if they can tell you a little history about the dish.


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.