Saturday, February 16, 2008

Tacoma Kids Weekly: Fun Low Cost Events

Hello everyone! My family is still recovering (some still suffering) from the flu but I'm finally here posting this week's list of things to do. I have a few ideas for you this week.

February 18-24, 2008

1. In honor of President's Day, the Washington State History Museum is offering free admission to anyone sharing a first or last name with any US President or First Lady. So, if you are John, James, Rachel, or Mary head on over there. Valid ID required. If you are the Adams, Madison, or Johnson family, gather up the whole clan for a fun trip. For a complete list of US Presidents and their First Ladies, go here.

2. Tacoma city residents get into the Point Definance Zoo and Aquarium for free on Wednesday, February 20th. Proof of residency is required. This is a terrific time of year to visit the zoo because the cooler weather means the animals are.more active and interesting to observe.

3. Last week I mentioned Izilla Toys up in Seattle. Wednesday night from 5pm to 8pm, they are hosting a Game Night where they will be providing pizza and games for all ages. Isn't that a great sounding toy store?

4. It is time for the Third Thursday Artwalk in Tacoma. Thursday evening, from 5pm to 8pm, many art venues in downtown Tacoma are free. Venues include the Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, Washington State History Museum, and 15 gallaries. Check here for a list of venues.

5. The Tacoma Art Museum is free all day Thursday as part of the Third Thursday Artwalk. Kids enjoy their open art studio where they can practice making art with a variety of materials.

6. Kids participating in the Lowe's Build and Grow program will be making a bird feeder on Saturday, February 23rd. Just drop from 10am to 11am to participate. Kids new to the program will receive a free apron to sew their badges to. The website shows a photo of the project and indicates that you need to pre-register but my local store told me pre-registration was unnecessary. The program, including all supplies, is free.

7. Michaels' kids in-store craft this Saturday is the Black and White Tic-Tac -Toe. The program is only $2 per child. too. Show up anytime beween 10:30am and 12:00pm. The coordinator will help them make the craft while you browse the store. The link will take you to a photo of this month's crafts.

8. Do you kids love yo-yos? The Pacific Northwest Yo-Yo Championships are taking place in the Seattle Centerhouse Saturday. This would be a great opportunity to see some really cool yo-yoing. It's free too.

Go out and have fun!

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