**NEW** Fore! Free Golf Lessons
Are your kids interested in learning to play golf? The First Tee of Greater Seattle is offering free lessons at Jackson Park Golf Course. The lessons will be on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:30 March 18 to May 6. Golf is a great sport that your child will be able to play for the rest of their life. This is for Nathan Hale Senior Luke Fleming’s Hale Action Project and if you have questions you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also go to www.thefirstteeseattle.org for more information.
At The First Tee, kids and teens are learning to play golf along with life lessons and leadership skills. Experts in youth development, golf, and coaching came together to develop The First Tee Life Skills Curriculum. Through the curriculum, coaches seamlessly integrate golf and character building activities into each lesson. As a child progresses through The First Tee Life Skills Experience, the activities and life lessons become more involved, helping young people build character and become even more equipped to make good choices on and off the golf course.
**NEW** Girls on the Run
JAMS girls are invited to participate in a spring after-school activity for 6th grade students at Super Jock n Jill Running Store in Greenlake!
Super Jock n Jill is hosting a Girls on the Run team this spring on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-5:30pm for 3rd-6th grade girls from March 2 to May 18. Girls on the Run is a local non profit that serves girls in 3rd-5th and 6th-8th grade and teaches girls life skills such as empathy, positive body image, and intentional decision making. Participants also run/walk non-competitively to prepare for an end of season 5K!
Financial assistance is available for any family, no questions asked. Families self-select what they can pay for our program. If they are unable to pay anything, we can provide full scholarships! Running shoes & sports hijabs are also included for any girl in need.
Families register online and learn more HERE: https://www.gotrpugetsound.org/Program-Registration
**NEW** Summer Camp and Activities Fair
Leap into Summer! Cedar Park PTA invites you to attend a Summer Camp and Activities Fair
Saturday, February 29, 9:00am to 12:00pm
Cedar Park Elementary Cafeteria
3737 NE 135th St, Seattle
Stop by and learn about summer camps located all around the Greater Seattle area. Summer camp vendors will be onsite to provide information and answer questions.
Sports, STEM, Theater, Nature and more!
Ages PreK through High School
There will be something for everyone!
Open to the community, and free
Registration will be available at the event for many camps
**NEW** Just Cooking
Youth ages 13-19 can earn a $100 stipend while learning about food justice issues and developing foundational cooking skills in this new FREE program.
Just Cooking’s pilot program will start January 2020 and will run 4-week classes until June, 2020. Classes are from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays at High Point Community Center, and Saturdays at South Park Community Center. Start dates for each 4-week program are on the first date of each month, January to June. Registrants must fully complete required paperwork before starting class.
Participants must be between 13 & 19 years old. Click here to sign up: https://seattle.surveymonkey.com/r/KF8B5JY
Questions? Please contact Jacob.Alhadeff@seattle.gov.
**NEW** Family Science Days
February 15-16, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sensory Friendly Hour: February 16, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sheraton Grand Hotel
AAAS Family Science Days is a free public event that offers an array of hands-on family and child-friendly activities. It will be held during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle. Family Science Days features interactive booths appropriate for K-12 youths and their families, highlighting diverse areas of science, as well as a live stage show and the opportunity to talk with scientists.
Family Science Days demonstrates the AAAS commitment to promoting public engagement with science, a central part of its mission to advance science and serve society. It provides an opportunity for local science organizations to gather and connect with their communities and gives the scientists attending the meeting a chance to see public engagement in action. The event is advertised to families via local media, schools, community organizations and participating institutions.
More information and registration here.
**NEW** Ballard High Fiddlers and Orchestra Perform at Wintergrass Festival
The Ballard High School Fiddlers and Symphonic Orchestra will be featured in performances at the Wintergrass Festival at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue the weekend of Feb 22, a celebration of acoustic genres such as Gypsy jazz, Celtic, old-timey and many traditions in addition to Bluegrass.
On Saturday, Feb 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Hyatt Cedar Room, the Ballard Fiddlers will perform in the MOX Showcase, which culminates in a square dance called by local dance calling legend, Charmaine Slaven.
On Sunday, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. in the Hyatt Grand Ballroom, the BHS Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with the Seattle Pacific University Orchestra and other teens from the region, will perform a the Wintergrass Youth Orchestra concert. They will join a star-studded international lineup of innovative main stage festival acts, including Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn and Trio Brasileiro.
**NEW** Seattle Park District discussion at Lake City Community Center
Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Lake City Community Center
12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle, Washington 98125
Join us in discussing the Seattle Park District! Seattle Parks and Recreation is busy developing a financial plan to further our vision of supporting Healthy People, a Healthy Environment, and Strong Communities, which includes building up community, sustaining parks, and bringing affordable and supportive recreation opportunities across our city.
Join us at one of our community meetings to learn more and provide feedback:
- Delridge Community Center, March 2, 6-8pm
- Lake City Community Center, March 5, 6-9 pm
- Van Asselt Community Center, March 7, 10am-12pm
In 2014, Seattle voters approved the Seattle Park District. With these funds, Seattle Parks and Recreation is able to:
- maintain more parks more frequently, with enhanced maintenance where needed
- provide low-cost recreation programs, free drop-in programs, and add to our scholarship fund
- develop 14 new parks, and renovate play areas and fields
- restore over a thousand acres of urban forest
- make critical repairs to community centers and pools
- make dozens of accessibility improvements to our restrooms, pathways, and facilities
- and put on hundreds of community events across our city.
We have been investing these dollars back into parks and communities for the last six years, and it’s time to propose a plan for the next six years of investment.
More info and other ways to join the discussion: https://parkways.seattle.gov/2020/02/06/join-us-in-discussing-the-seattle-park-district/
**NEW** Best Of The Fest – Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2019: Animated Shorts
Come watch “Through the Rainbow,” prize-winning and audience favorite short animated films from the Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2019!
Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
at the Central branch of the Seattle Public Library (Level 1 – Microsoft Auditorium)
The shorts are described here.
We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact email@example.com at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.
This program is presented in partnership with the Northwest Film Forum. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
**NEW** Lake City Library Craft Extravaganza with LEGOS
Kids and their grownups are invited to enjoy creating crafts and playing with LEGOS during the Mid-Winter break!
Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Lake City Branch
12501 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA 98125
**NEW** Link Connections: Proposals for bus and light rail integration in north King County driven by community guidance
As Sound Transit extends its light rail system to serve three new Link stations in 2021 (U District, Roosevelt, and Northgate), King County Metro is releasing initial proposals for updating bus service to integrate with the new stations. These concepts were created with the help of a community-based Mobility Board, and broader public feedback on service needs and priorities.
The details of the proposal and a survey to gather opinions on it are available in six languages (Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, and English), and can be viewed here: https://kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/metro/programs-projects/fares-routes-and-service/north-link-connections.aspx
What Parents Need to Know About the Digital Addiction Epidemic
Tuesday, February 25, 6 p.m. Sand Point Elementary Cafeteria (6208 60th Avenue NE)
Brought to you by the Sand Point Elementary PTA
Dimitri Christakis, MD, MPH
George Adkins Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington
Director, Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Attending Pediatrician, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Dimitri Christakis graduated from Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is the author of over 200 original research articles, a textbook of pediatrics, and “The Elephant in the Living Room: Make Television Work for Your Kids” (September 2006; Rodale). In 2010 he was awarded the Academic Pediatric Association Research Award for outstanding contributions to pediatric research over his career. His passion is developing actionable strategies to optimize the cognitive, emotional, and social development of preschool children. The pursuit of that passion has taken him from the exam room, to the community and most recently to cages of newborn mice. Christakis’ laboratory focuses on the effects of early environmental influences on child health and development and his work has been featured on international news outlets as well as national and international newspapers. He speaks frequently to international audiences of pediatricians, parents, educators and policy makers about the impact of early learning on brain development. This talk will focus on the neurobiological mechanisms of addiction, how they apply to today’s digital media, and what parents can do to raise healthy children in a digital world.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
City-Wide Youth Sports – Upcoming Seasons
Spring Youth Sports – Registration starts February 4, 2020
- Track and Field for Girls and Boys (Ages 5-17 as of Aug. 31, 2019)
Young athletes in our Track and Field program will be coached and then get to compete with other kids their age in various athletic contests based on running, jumping, and throwing. For more information contact your local community center.
- SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! Please visit your local community center to pick up a scholarship application or click here for more information!
Summer Sports Camps
Our FREE sports camps offer a fun and positive experience for your child’s inner athlete. We will divide kids into groups based on age/ability level, and have a great time working on age-appropriate fundamentals that will incorporate fun competitions, games, races and scrimmages. Our camps are designed for kids ranging from the very beginner to the seasoned athlete. All kids can expect to improve their skill level! Please bring a sack lunch, snacks, water bottle, sunscreen and dress appropriately for the weather (layers). Space is limited in these camps so register early. E-13 and signed concussion form due at registration and must be sent to the Youth Athletics office. Watch this page for future updates about camp schedules.
TeenTix Pass Program
ANY teenager (13-19 years old) can sign up for a free TeenTix pass! The pass entitles teens to purchase $5 day-of-show tickets at any of our 75 partner organizations in Seattle (69) and Tacoma (6). Plus, we make sure teens know WHERE they can use their TeenTix pass once they get it – explore the TeenTix.org Calendar for all the events available to you on a specific day, or in a specific genre – and our weekly E-Newsletter gives you a list of our top picks for the upcoming week. Since 2004, over 65,800 teens from all over the world have signed up for a TeenTix pass, purchasing more than 125,000 affordable tickets to arts and cultural events in our community! But TeenTix is about much more than cheap tickets. We also provide opportunities for teens from all backgrounds to engage deeply with the arts, through The New Guard and The Press Corps.
Homework Help at Lake City Library
Free homework help for students in grades K-12 is available at the Lake City Library (12501 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125 (206)-684-7518) every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30 to 7:30pm. Free snacks are provided from 5:30 to 6:30pm by the Hunger Intervention Program.
Meadowbrook Teen Life Center Late Night
Late Night is a safe and supportive environment for teens. This recreation-based program focuses on positive teen interactions and engagement where all teens are welcomed. The Late Night Program is aligned with and supportive of the city’s Race and Social Equity framework, including education and employment readiness programs. Come to your local Late Night and explore more of what we have to offer!
Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m.-Midnight
Power of Kindness (POK) Video Contest
POK video contest open to all Seattle middle and high school students!
- Create a short video—three minutes or less—showing the power of kindness (POK).
- Post it to YouTube and email the link and your name, age, school and contact phone number to POK@KinderReminder.org.
- Do this before May 1, 2020, and you’re entered to win a one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud
Three subscriptions will be awarded based on the kindness that videos inspire in the friends, neighbors and business owners who, through the Phinney Neighborhood Association, have helped create KinderReminder.org.
- Winners will be announced June 7, 2020.