Monday, October 27, 2008

Tacoma Kids Weekly: Week of 27, 2008

Hi, everyone! I have a treat for those of you who aren't local. I began writing at eHow recently and have been centering a majority of my first few articles on how to find free and local events in your area. This will be a great resource because I can't research events in every city. Though I wish I could.

I think everyone should be able to have as much fun as we do on a tight budget. We've spent about $40 on entertainment this month and we've enjoyed a wood-working clinic with the kids, a play, a trip to the zoo, and a day at the park. There were other free and very low cost things we could have done but we chose to stay home. We spent another $70 eating out three times. That's pretty good when you consider we were feeding five people. We used to spent almost that much on a single dinner out.

So, keep on eye on my eHow articles. I'm hoping to add new ones every day. An easy way to find my list of articles is to click that eHow button over on the right sidebar.

Now for the local list....

Thursday, October 30, 2008
The Henry Art Gallery is free today. Visit their website for directions and hours.

Friday, October 31, 2008
It's Halloween. You know what you do every year so go have fun. If you are looking for ideas, you can go trick or treating, visit a local church that's hosting a harvest party (there are many), hit the Tacoma Mall or South Hill Mall, or stay home.

Saturday, November 1, 2008
Home Depot is hosting their monthly kids clinic today. Stop by any Home Depot store between 9am and noon and help your kids make their very own leaf press. This clinic is free. All supplies, tools, and a Home Depot apron are included.

Visit Michaels between 10am and noon and let the kids complete a craft. This week's craft title is "Winter Wonderland". You can see it at their website. Sessions start every half hour and cost $5 per child (supplies included).

Try your hand at calligraphy at the Seattle Asian Art Museum from 11am to 2pm. Admission is free the first Saturday of the month for families with children under 12.

Sunday, November 2, 2008
Learn about El Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Day) at the Tacoma Art Museum. Today's free event includes traditional dance, food and music, a procession, and sugar skull decoration. The event takes place from 12pm to 6pm.

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Carolina Mama said...

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