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Get Out and Play

We're all atwitter with thoughts of four-leaf clovers, potatoes, and leprechauns; get your Irish eyes smiling with seasonal Irish soda bread from Essential Bakery Cafe

We weren't kidding when we said it was preschool sale season! There's the Magnolia Cooperative Preschool sale at Magnolia United Church of Christ (3555 W McGraw St.) on Saturday from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., the 65th St Coop sale from 10 - 2 and the massive Snohomish Mothers of Multiples Sale at Lynnnwod High (across from Alderwood Mall) from at 8:30 am. - 12 pm. Score awesome deals on gently-used clothing, toys, and baby gear.

PS —If you want to get an early jump (or should we say 'hop'?) on Egg Hunt Mania, ToysRUs is kickin' off the first one of season on Saturday from Noon - 2 p.m. with the Nickelodeon Egg Hunt (most others are scheduled for next weekend). Ages 3-12 are invited to enjoy giveaways and games, as well as a chance to win some nifty prizes, including a V-Tech Whiz Kid Learning System. Northgate and Bellevue stores are participating. Get crackin'.


Better Than TV
A Year with Frog and Toad at The Moore
Take a classic children's book (from author and illustrator Arnold Lobel ), add a kiddie and parent-friendly soundtrack and glorious set design and whaddya got? A Tony-award nominated musical suitable for the entire fam that is just the perfect anecdote for the March mid-winter blahs...Call ahead for tickets 206.467.5510 Check out the study guide online at and buy at
Fri, March 14, 11 am & 5 pm, Sat, March 15, 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm; Sun, March 16, 11am & 2pm
1932 Second Avenue, Seattle

$17, $22.50 & $35

Artsy Fartsy

Playdate at the Henry Art Museum
Our favorite art museum is opening its mod doors to families for the day. Let your kids ponder Maya Lin sculptures and the new Kader Attia installations in between enjoying special treats, listening to Recess Monkey jam in the Sculpture Court and watching eye-popping jump rope shows. All ages welcome.
Sat., March 15,
11 am -3 p.m.
15th Ave. NE at NE 41st St.
(on the UW campus)

Holiday Hoopla
Irish Week Festival The luck o' the Irish! Celebrate St. Paddy, and Irish culture, with Irish music, stepdance performances, and singing non-stop all weekend. One dance team crossed the pond from Dublin to show Seattle their stuff! Kiddos can make beaded pins, chenille shamrocks, shamrock garlands, necklaces, and other crafts. On Saturday, Little One and Junior are invited to enter the "Most Irish-Looking Face" contest; on Sunday, it's the 'Smilingest Irish Eyes' contest. For the grownups among us, there are genealogy workshops, Irish language workshops, a contemporary Irish short film festival, and much more. PS —for parade details, click here
Sat. - Sun., March 15 and 16,
Noon - 6 pm;
Mon., March 17, Noon - 4 p.m.
Seattle Center, Center House,
305 Harrison St.
(Lower Queen Anne)



Community Communing
Redmond Toddler Carnival
It's the party of the year for the under-five set. Crafts, cakewalk, and games! Oh, the games. What's first? Bean bag toss? Fish pond? Basketball throw? Whichever Little One chooses, there's likely to be a fun prize when the game is over. Grown-ups: The raffle's for you, with chances to win gifts from Trader Joe's, The Museum of Flight, Half-Price Books, Remlinger Farms, and more. Celebrate the springtime!
Sat., March 15,
9 am - 2 pm
Evergreen Junior High School cafeteria,
6900 208th Ave NE
(Union Hill)
$5/family; games, two for $1; raffle, $2

Better Than TV
Cinderella at SPROUTS Children's Theater You know the story; the evil step-sisters, the glass slipper and the handsome prince. You'll fall in love with the tale all over again as you watch the kiddos experience a live performance of this timeless treasure for the first time. In case you didn't know, princess stories are huge with the preschool set, so call ahead for tickets. Bonus: The Small Sibling performance is on Sunday at 1 pm Mar 16, with children under 3 welcome.

Fri. March 14, 7pm;
Sat-Sun, March 15-17, 1pm & 3pm

16587 NE 74th St.,
in Redmond Town Center

Nibble & Sip
St. Paddy's Day Brunch We're not sure if the scrambled eggs will be green, but we can dream. Enjoy a traditional Irish Brunch on Sunday to benefit the Kirkland Downtown Association. Kiddos choose from their own menu. The Wilde Rover will, of course, be going all-out on Monday for St. Paddy, with grown-up entertainment starting at 3:30 p.m. Popular event! Call Julie at 425.893.8766 to reserve space now.
Sun., March 16,
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wilde Rover Irish Pub and Restaurant, 111 Central Way


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Other tidbits....

Clarification: In Tuesday's newsletter, we mentioned that Tiny Tots series tickets were sold out. The 2008/2009 tickets haven't gone on sales yet. Get ready to do some speed-dialing when tickets to the uber-popular series go on sale in April.

Shop-O-Rama: When's the last time you had a choice between sucking on a sweet Cherryhead candy or chewing bazooka gum? Read more.

Joy to the World: We've found a fab new cure for sad walls; whimsical paintings by Seattleite Caroline Rivera. Read more.

Hush Hour You remember those first few months. You spent the wee hours propped up in a chair because Little One finally fell asleep on your shoulder and you were terrified to move. Read more.


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