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ROCKiT space offering arts and crafts classes for kids

Kids having fun with crafts during a class. Photo courtesy of ROCKiT space.
ROCKiT space is hosting afternoon arts and crafts classes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:45 – 6:00 pm. The classes are geared toward school-aged kids, but the classes are open to all ages and skill levels. Children K-12 may participate unaccompanied by an adult, but parents or caregivers may also stay and join in the fun! Classes are $5 per class participant. Drop-ins are welcome, but you may reserve a spot by calling ROCKiT space at 206-323-7115.

Places to go, things to do: events and meetings coming up

Photo of last year's International Children's Day festivities at El Centro, courtesy Elliott Jones.

There are a lot of events and meetings coming up soon that we want you to know about. Updated with late-arriving reminders of ROCKiTspace events and El Centro’s Cinco de Mayo celebration. Here goes:

Sunday, April 18:

Monday, April 19:

  • North Beacon Hill Planning meeting with Marshall Foster, city planning director from the Department of Planning and Development, 5:30 to 6:30 pm at the Beacon Hill Library, 2821 Beacon Avenue South.
  • Beacon Family Bike and Pedestrian Plan meeting, 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Beacon Hill Library.

Saturday, April 24:

  • Beacon Idol round two, 7:00 pm at ROCKiTspace, 3315 Beacon Avenue South.
  • Seattle Public Schools Family and Community Engagement Symposium, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at Aki Kurose Middle School, 3928 South Graham Street — free workshops on helping your child with math, science, reading, writing, dealing with bullying, and college and career readiness with keynote speaker Dr. Susan Enfield; breakfast (8:30 am), lunch, and childcare provided.

Wednesday, April 28:

  • International Children’s Day celebration, 5:00 to 8:00 pm at El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Avenue South, featuring children’s activities and cultural games, refreshments, and presentations; for more info contact Enrique Gonzalez at 206-957-4605 or email execasst@elcentrodelaraza.org.

Sunday, May 2:

Thursday, May 6:

Saturday, May 8:

  • Meet Laila Lalami, author of the 2010 Seattle Reads selection Secret Son, 4:00 to 5:30 pm at the Beacon Hill Library.

Thursday, May 13:

  • Cheasty Boulevard Plan meeting, 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the home of Amit Ranade and Jennifer Faubion-Ranade, 2615 South Edmunds Street.

Friday, May 14:

  • Neighborhood Plan Update meeting, Mercer Middle School. (We don’t have the starting time for this one yet, but we will post it when we do.)

Sunday, May 16:

  • Beacon Hill Music Backyard Party fundraiser, 3:00 to 7:00 pm — RSVP requested, email beaconhillmusic@gmail.com for more info.

Monday, May 17:

  • Beacon Family Bike and Pedestrian Plan meeting, 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Beacon Hill Library.

Saturday, May 22:

Wednesday, May 26:

  • Jefferson Park Skateboard Park, Beacon Mountain Playground, and Jefferson Playfield update with the Parks Department, 6:00 to 8:30 pm at the Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Avenue South.

Saturday, May 29:

Thursday, June 3:

Saturday, June 5:

Sunday, June 13:

Thursday, June 17:

  • Cheasty Boulevard Plan Open House with guided walks, 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the end of South Alaska Place.

Monday, June 21:

  • Beacon Family Bike and Pedestrian Plan meeting, 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Beacon Hill Library.

Saturday, July 17:

Big thanks to Frederica Merrell for assembling many of these meeting times and locations in a handout from the April NBHC meeting.

Enjoy the falling leaves with your kids at Jefferson Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation have scheduled a parent and child nature activity for next month, meeting at Jefferson Community Center. Here’s their press release:

Share nature with your child in your neighborhood park! Join one of our Naturalists for a fun filled hour and learn about the world outside your door. Please arrive 10 minutes before class time and wear weatherproof clothing. Up to two children can be registered with one adult. No strollers please. Pre-registration required. Call 684-7481 to register.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (accompanied by a parent)
Location: Jefferson Community Center, Hasselberg Hall, 3801 Beacon Ave. S
Date: Monday, November 17, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Fee: $7 for one adult with one child; $3.50 for each additional person

Kids’ activity Saturday at the Georgetown Morgue

Sorry for the short notice, but right now Saturday at the Georgetown Morgue (soon to be the site of this year’s KUBE Haunted House), 5000 E. Marginal Way South, there’s a “scare-free” event for kids, with pumpkin decorating, costume contests, and so-on. It’s scheduled to run until 3:00 pm, so you still have time to get down there. It’s scheduled from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Afterward, there’s always the Haunted House itself, which opens that evening. But that one won’t be scare-free. (They suggest it for ages 12 and up.) It won’t exactly be cheap, either; tickets are $10–$25.

I don’t suppose anyone knows of any haunted houses up here on Beacon Hill — or perhaps in the Valley or Columbia City? If you do, fill us in on the details, please!

Thanks, Seattle Weekly— but next time, why not put the date of the actual event on the web page, instead of the publish date?