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Erika’s Weekend Picks: Jan. 30 and 31

Read online to a dog, see a local kids' musician in concert.

Upcoming weekend events

Reading with Rover (Virtual)
Saturday, Jan. 30, 10 a.m. FREE
School-age kids can build up their 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. Simply register for one 30-minute session and provide your email address. You will receive an email with a Zoom link to the session on the day of the program.

Kindiependent Kids Concert with Eli Rosenblatt (Virtual)
Saturday, Jan. 30, 10:30 a.m. FREE
Banish the cold-weather blues while singing and dancing along to fun music by Eli Rosenblatt this Saturday. Enjoy a variety of music, magic and entertainment at the Kindiependent series of events. All shows start at 10:30 a.m. and last for approximately 45 minutes. Series tickets are $60 per household.

Winter Crafts To Go with Bellevue Arts Museum
Saturday, Jan. 30, BAM
We can’t celebrate Bellevue Art Museum’s winter Free Family Day in the usual fashion, but 1,200 creative craft-making kits will be available for contactless pickup outside of the museum. BAM will be offering two art activities: an imaginative treasure hunt, and additional learning resources to make even the sleepiest hibernating animal have fun. All are welcome; kits are best-suited for kids ages 4 to 10. Additional kits will be available for pickup at regional Xfinity stores. Swing by and be ready for some wintertime art-making fun! 

Winter Train Rides at Northwest Railway Museum
Saturday, Jan. 30, North Bend Depot
All aboard our socially distanced train ride 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 sights. Passengers can choose to begin their ride at either the North Bend Depot or at the Snoqualmie Depot. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Adults $20. Children (ages 2 to 12) $10. Seniors (62+) $16.

Seattle Baroque Orchestra and Whim W’Him Dance Company (Virtual)
Saturday, Jan. 30, FREE
Pergolesi’s famous “Stabat Mater” was performed by Seattle Baroque Orchestra in our 2018-19 season. This performance was choreographed by Olivier Wevers and danced by his company, Whim W’Him. This archival video has now been enhanced by Early Music Seattle with improved sound and editing to produce a concert-worthy performance. Hop online and enjoy this unique event!

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.