Monday, July 28, 2008

Tacoma Kids Weekly - Week of July 28, 2008

Here's what I have this week.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Bochinche will be performing at Pioneer Park in Puyallup at noon today. They are a latin music group. Their website includes some music clips if you would like a sample of what they offer. After enjoying the show, you can stick around to enjoy the park's other amenities: the playground, the wading pool, and a nice grassy area.

Regal Cinemas will be providing another round of free G and PG movies this week. Movies are shown Tuesday and Wednesday, are first come first serve, and begin at 10am. We went to our first free movie of this year last week and found a line already formed by 9:10am so be sure to get there early to ensure you get a seat. Our favorite local theater, Lakewood 15 on S. 84th, is showing Charlotte's Web and Waterhorse this week. To check out what will be playing at your local theater, go to the Regal Cinemas website.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Regal Cinemas will show another round of this week's free family films. See Tuesday for details.

There will be another Nature Discovery Night. This one is at Jefferson Park from 4:30 to 6:30pm. The theme is frogs, frogs, and more frogs. Learn about them and do frog based activities.

Thursday, July 31, 2008
The Tacoma Farmer's Market takes place today from 9am to 2pm downtown on Broadway between S. 9th and S. 11th streets. Musical entertainment will be provided by SOTA (School of the Arts?). The Children's Museum is free during the market as well so drop in with the kids and let them play for a while.

The Wild Worker Bugs presentation will be taking place again; this time it will be at Fern Hill Library at 3pm.

Visit Pioneer Park from 6:30 to 8:30pm for a free concert in the park. Tonight's entertainment will be provided by Spazmatics, an 80's band, and Magic Bus, playing classic Rock. There are limited concessions available at the park as well.

Friday, August 1, 2008
First Fridays are always free days at the Children's Museum of Tacoma. Stop on by anytime during regular business hours.

Wild Work Bugs will be featured at the Swasey Library at 3pm.

Stewart Heights Pool is having a family night from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. This pool includes a zero depth entry, water slide, bubble pool, lazy river, a water play structure, and tumble buckets. Cost for this event is $5 for adults, $4 for kids, or $12 per family.

Saturday, August 2, 2008
The first Saturday of the month means it is time to stop by any Home Depot between 9am and noon with the kids for their kids woodworking program. This month's kit is a flag holder.

Funny magician Jeff Evans will be performing at the Moore Library at 11am. If you and your kids haven't seen him yet, you'll love him. He's great at adding plenty of humor that the kids will enjoy immensely. He infuses his shows with plenty of references to books and characters they are sure to know as well.

The Center at Norpoint will be the location for Tacoma's summer concert and movie in the park this week. Musical entertainment will be provided by Maia Santell and House Blend. Casablanca will be the movie and will start at dusk. These concerts and movies in the park can really be a lot of fun for the kids. If it is at all chilly, bring some extra layers and blankets to cuddle up in.

Meanwhile, Puyallup will be showing its movie in the park at Bradley Lake. They will be showing Surf's Up. Based on last year's experience, I strongly suggest you take along a flashlight and chairs to sit on. The flashlight is for the bathrooms; they didn't have lights and were pitch black once you closed the door. I don't know if they've remedied this problem since last year but it won't hurt to be prepared. The chairs would replace a blanket as geese have been a problem in this park in the past.

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