Sunday, August 10, 2008

Tacoma Kids Weekly: Week of August 11, 2008

Here's what I have this week.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Puyallup's Pioneer Park will be hosting another kid's event at noon. This week's entertainment is provided by Zig Zag, a juggling act. Immediately after the show, the wadding pool will be filled and opened. Of course, the playground is always available. Bring along a picnic lunch and swimsuits and make a day of it.

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. The line begins forming around 9am so be sure to get there early to ensure you get a seat. Our favorite local theater, Lakewood 15 on S. 84th, is showing Mr. Majorium's Wonder Emporium and Alvin and the Chipmunks. To check out what will be playing at your local theater, go to the Regal Cinemas website.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Regal Cinemas will show another round of this week's free family films. See Tuesday for details.

The Zambini Brothers will be putting on a puppet show at Tacoma's Downtown Main Library at 11am. I think it's going to be a great show.

McKinley Playfield will be hosting a Nature Discovery Night from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. These discovery nights feature frogs and frog activities.

Bradley Lake Park in Puyallup will be the location for a free country music concert featuring Jonathan Harris. The concert starts at 6:30pm. Bring chairs for comfortable seating.

Thursday, August 14, 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 the Joshua Cain Band. The Children's Museum is free during the market as well so drop in with the kids and let them play for a while.

Jaydeen Nation's Petting Zoo will be visiting two Tacoma Libraries today. See and pet her small group of animals at Wheelock Library at 11am and 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 Geoffrey Castle and Darren Motamedy. Geoffrey Castle is an entertaining violinist and Darren Motamedy plays jazz. There are limited concessions available at the park as well.

Friday, August 15, 2008
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 16, 2008
McKinley Playfield will be the location for Tacoma's summer concert and movie in the park this week. Musical entertainment will be provided by Latigo Lace. Under the Same Moon 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 High School Musical. 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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