Grab and Go Kids Planner

This new column brings you the best bets for family outings each week in Shoreline.

Glad you clicked on our new Grab & Go Kids Planner!

We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children.

Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week.

We know you're pressed for time, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.

Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you!


  • John Scieska’s SPHDZ: Book #1 (Simon and Schuster)

Where/When: , 17171 Bothell Way NE Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 on Thursday, Mar. 10th at 10am, Contact: 206-366-3333   
Why Go: Enjoy this book reading that involves three aliens invading Brooklyn, New York disguised as 5th graders! John Scieska is the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, named by the Library of Congress.

Pricing: Free

  • Mark Teague’s Larue Across America: Postcards from Vacation Mark 

Where/When: , 17171 Bothell Way NE Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 on Monday, Mar. 14th at 7pm, Contact: 206-366-3333   

Why Go: Attend this book reading by Best Selling, award winning author/illustrator Mark Teague. Prepare to laugh aloud when Larue goes on vacation with Mrs. Hibbins’s cats. 

Pricing: Free

  • A Celebration of St. Patrick Day Featuring Sephira with Special Guests the Gothard Sisters

Where/When: , 15343 25th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155 (Performing Arts Center) on Saturday, Mar. 12th at 7:30pm. Contact: 206- 417-4645   
Why Go: St. Patrick’s Day is coming and it’s time to kick up your heels and do a little jig!  The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council invites you to a special St. Patrick’s Day show featuring the Celtic group Sephira and special guests the Gothard Sisters.   

Pricing: $18-$20

  • $5 Benefit Walk/Run for Congo Women

Where/When: Lynndale Park, 7334 Olympic View Dr, Edmonds, WA 98026 on Sunday, Mar. 13th at 9am, Contact: 425-244-5320   
Why Go: Make a difference in the lives of women in Congo. All proceeds benefit Women for Women International, a non-profit funding education and skills training for women in war-torn countries.  

Pricing: $5

  • The Children's Series: Puppet Island Showcase by the Zambini Brothers.

Where/When: Shorecrest Performing Arts Center
15343 25th Ave NE, Shoreline, 98155 on Saturday, Mar. 12th at 11:30am. Contact: www.shorelinearts.net.
Why Go: The Children's Series offers families affordable, quality productions from local drama groups four times a year.  This is a rare chance for kids to see the art of puppetry up close and personal, from the uniquely imaginative perspective of the Zambini Brothers Puppet Company.

Pricing: $7 per person


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