Sunday, June 15, 2008

Tacoma Kids Weekly - Week of June 16, 2008

Next week begins the whirlwind of free summer entertainment for kids. There is something listed for each day of the week next week. There are so many choices, you can't do them all, even if you wanted to.

Monday, June 16, 2008
The Tacoma Audubon Society is have a plant walk at the Adriana Hess Wetland Park today from 12pm to 1pm. During the walk, you and the kids can learn to identify some of the native plants in the park.

Thursday, June 19, 2008
It's kids day at the Tacoma Farmer's Market! The Starstruck Kids band will be providing the day's entertainment. The market takes place between 9am and 2pm on Broadway between 9th and 11th. You can park at the Tacoma Dome Station for free and take a quick light rail ride (for free) over to the market. In addition to enjoying the free entertainment, picking up some fresh produce for dinner, and buying some fresh flowers to adorn your home, you can stop by the Tacoma Children's Museum for free, as well.

Today is also the Third Thursday Art Walk. Head downtown to visit many of the areas art gallaries and museums. The Tacoma Art Museum, the Museum of Glass, and Washington State History Museum are among the venues you can visit for free between 5pm and 8pm.

Friday, June 20, 2008
Auburn Kids Day takes place today at the Game Farm Park. The event includes inflatable rides, arts and crafts, face painting, food, children's entertainment (shows) and a ton more. Check out that link for the entertainment schedule and directions. The festivities take place between 11am and 4pm.

Saturday, June 21, 2008
The Tacoma Public Library system is kicking off their summer reading program today with a program by Scott Peterson, the Reptile Man. He'll be showing off some of his reptiles at the Moore branch at 11am, the Wheelock branch at 1pm, and the Main branch at 3pm. Don't forget to sign up for the reading program while you are there, if you live in the city limits. Kids only have to read 10 books at their reading level to earn free tickets to Point Definance Zoo on August 23rd. The Recess Monkeys will doing a show for us at the zoo, too. They are holding weekly prize drawings for kids stopping by each week to report a book read, as well.

Slug Fest is taking place at NW Trek today and tomorrow. There will be all kinds of slug-inspired activities for the kids included with admission. Admission is $15 for adults, $13.50 seniors, $10 ages 5-12, $7 ages 3-4. If you've gone to Pt. Defiance Zoo any time this year and still have your tickets, check out the back of them; they usually have a discount coupon for NW Trek on the back, even if you went to the zoo on a free day.

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