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Erika's picks: Fire day at MOHAI

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Erika’s weekend picks for Sept. 26 and 27

MOHAI digital fire day, Burke Museum, storytimes and more

PopUp StoryWalk: Bea’s Bees

Kenmore Hangar, FREE

Bring your family and your masks and come stroll around the Kenmore Hangar, on a paved and stroller-friendly path, to view “Bea’s Bees,” by Katherine Pryor. Please remember to socially distance on the path especially while reading each page, and enjoy a lovely, literate weekend hour. PopUp StoryWalk is a local program promoting literacy, health and art appreciation using deconstructed children’s storybooks installed in outdoor community spaces.


Burke Museum

Sat/Sun Sept 26/27  Burke Museum UW $22 for adults, $14 ages 4-17

The Burke has re-opened in September! Come see your old favorites in brand new exhibits, plus much, much more. Pre-purchased, timed tickets are required for all visitors, including Burke members. You may arrive at any time during the hour of your reserved time slot.


MOHAI Digital Fire Day (Virtual)

Sat, Sept 26 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  FREE

Celebrate the 131st anniversary of the Great Seattle Fire with MOHAI and the Seattle Fire Department at this free, family-friendly, virtual celebration of all things firefighter (with optional programming in Spanish). You can learn fire safety tips, make crafts and take a digital tour of a fire engine, and discover how Seattle firefighters put on their safety equipment. A real Seattle firefighter will lead an online storytime. Visit this page on the day of the event for a complete schedule and links!


KCLS Online Storytime

Sat Sept 26 10-11 a.m. FREE

Enjoy Saturday morning stories with your whole family, then do a fun activity after the story time! Activities, geared for younger elementary school kids, include science, crafts, engineering and creative play. Log on the Black Diamond Library Facebook page for more details.



Get Crafty with BAM (Virtual)

Sat, Sept 26 12-12:30 p.m. FREE

The Bellevue Arts Museum may be closed for the time being, but you can still get crafty with us! Our education team has put together how-to videos for fun crafts you can do at home. New videos are posted every Saturday at noon! Then follow BAM on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for more fun.


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.