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weekend picks -- screen grab NAAM read-aloud

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Erika’s weekend picks, Jan. 8 through 10

Story time, fun at the market and lights galore.

NAAM Interactive Story Time (Virtual)
Sunday, Jan. 10

On the second Sunday of each month, join friends and families for a fun read-along as the Northwest African American Museum’s newest culturally relevant story is read aloud. (Be sure to visit the website for the month’s pre-recorded edition, too.)

Fremont Sunday Market
Sunday, Jan. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Fremont Sunday Market is open and ready for business with a gated entry and limited occupancy in compliance with Washington’s Safe Start guidelines. Put on your mask and come support local craftspeople while exploring the market with your family.

KU Kids at Home (Virtual)
Saturday, Jan. 9, 10 a.m.

Join Julie from Clown Buggie Entertainment as she takes over Kirkland Urban’s Facebook page to host a craft-along creating fun fingerprint art. Check out the website for needed supplies, then follow Kirkland Urban on social media (@kirklandurban on Instagram and Kirkland Urban on Facebook) for more details as they are announced.

Free Music Together Sample Class (Virtual)
Saturday, Jan. 9, 10:30 a.m.

It’s almost time for Sunshine Music Together’s online winter session! Register for a free sample class before the start of the session and experience the joy of family music-making right in your own home.

Winter sessions begin January 11 and include 10 weekly live online music classes (choose from either Zoom or Facebook Live platforms), a beautifully illustrated songbook and a CD. This early-childhood music development program is designed for children from birth to age five and their parents or caregivers. The 45-minute classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement and instrument play.

Woodland Park Zoo Wild Lanterns
Friday through Sunday, 4 to 8:30 p.m. 

There are only two more weeks to see Woodland Park Zoo’s new lantern festival. Come stroll through the Living Northwest exhibit, the magical Jungle Lights exhibit, the SeaMazium exhibit and the African Savanna exhibit, with beautiful animal lanterns, light displays and more. $28.95 for Adults (ages 13 and up), $23.95 for children (ages 3 to 12). Free admission for toddlers (ages 2 and younger). Timed entrances will be enforced. Please avoid arriving more than five minutes prior to your entry time. Face coverings are required for entry and during the duration of your visit. 

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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.