Monday, September 29, 2008

Tacoma Kids Weekly: Week of September 29, 2008

The event pickings are dismal now that public schools are back in session. I'll continue to post events that I can find though. In addition, I'll post a weekly idea for places to visit anytime or seasonal activities.

The Amazing Money Maze began September 5th and continues through the end of October at the Rutledge Corn Maze down south off of I5's exit 99. There are 1.2 and 1.8 mile corn mazes available. Your family goes through the maze, answering financial questions at six checkpoints before completing the maze. Participants are entered into daily and weekly prize drawings. This sounds like a fun and educational activity the whole family can do together. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for military/seniors/children, and free for those four and under. The farm also offers a pumpkin patch (October 4-November 2) and free horse-drawn hay rides to and from the pumpkin patch. Five percent of ticket sales goes towards funding financial education programs throughout Thurston County.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The Summit Library (Pierce County Library System) is hosting a family program called "Superpin: A Visual Comedy" at 4pm. Toy inventor, Rick Hartman, incorporates science, history, art, and storytelling into his performance.

Friday, October 3, 2008
Tacoma Children's Museum is open free for all on the first Friday of the month. They have two brand new exhibits that opened earlier in the week. Soar Into Story is based on the book The Adventures of Raven and Coyote. Becka's Studio is getting an overhaul. Visit anytime and let the kids play. Even my 8 year old still enjoys an occasional trip to the Tacoma Children's Museum.

Saturday, October 4, 2008
It's time for Home Depot's Kids Clinic again. October's project is a fire truck whistle. You can see it by clicking on the link. Show up anytime between 9am and 12pm with your child. They provide all the supplies you need to build an easy wooden craft with the kids. I suggest bringing along needle-nosed pliers for holding little nails while they hammer. We like to bring our own hammer, multi-tip screw driver, and glue as well. The clinic is completely free.

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