Saturday, February 9, 2008

Tacoma Kids Weekly: Fun Low Cost Events

Week of: Febrary 10-17

One of these week's I'll take a photo of my calendar and show you what it looks like with all these events and my personal events marked all over it. While I'm at it, I should take a photo of one of last summer's months so you can see just how full it gets. I'm longing for the summer months, both for the wide variety of fun things to do but also for the sunshine. I'm really feeling the winter blues the last couple of weeks.

This coming week is our off week for YMCA so hopefully, we'll get to use the extra time to do a trip up to Seattle where most of my suggestions are this week. Don't fret; there's stuff listed for Tacoma too! Maybe we'll see you out there somewhere.

1. If you like music, specially live music, and want to expose your kids to a variety of styles, consider stopping by the WW Seymour Conservatory at Wright Park tomorrow rom 1:00pm to 2:30pm. They have a 2nd Sunday concert series there among the flowers. Tomorrow's concert features Don Izenman and Goodwin Trent, a Guitar and Bass Folk duo. While there, introduce the kids to the variety of flowers currently on display. Some of them include hyacinths, tulips, orchids, and azaleas.

2. I just found a new place on my need-to-visit list. Izilla Toys is located on Capitol Hill up in Seattle and looks like it may be a fun place to visit, especially if you are up in that area already. They call themselves, "Seattle's Most Unique Toy Store" and offer a variety of events for kids of all ages. Monday afternoon, they are offering a felting class using pure, natural wool. They provide the supplies. They also have a story hour on Thursdays from 10:30-11:30am and Sundays from 2:00-3:00pm.

3. I found another location up north (just a bit north of Seattle) to add to my list as well: Theo Chocolate They make organize, high quality chocolate that's been featured on Oprah's Best List. They offer tours of their retail store every day at 1pm and 3pm and an additional tour at 11am on Saturdays and Sundays. The cost is only $5 and you get to see how the chocolate is made. My source says there's samples too. Don't just stop by; call for a reservation (phone on their site).

4. If you are studying rocks this year as we are , or just have an interest in rocks and gems, plan a trip up to West Seattle next weekend. The West Seattle Rock Club is putting on their 42nd Annual Presidents' Gemboree.

5. Crafty kids can make something fun at JoAnn's Fabrics on Saturday from 12:00-1:00pm. JoAnn's puts on a Creative Kids event free every 3rd Saturday of the month.

6. Michaels' has their weekend kids craft project going on Saturday as well. This week they are building a Log Cabin craft. Show up between 10:00am and 12:00pm. Cost is $2 per child; all supplies are included. The link goes directly to photos of this month's crafts.

7. Of course, you can always stop by the Tacoma Nature Center. It's fun and it's free (donations suggested).

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Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

Great list! We are planning on going to the JoAnn's event. Happy Birthday again by the way :) Sorry I didn't comment until now, I just got home...after being gone 8?am to Midnight...eww. I didn't forget about you, I promise :)