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Warning! Three Day Weekend Ahead: Kids’ Activities for MLK Jr Day

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It’s MLK Jr. Day on Monday, January 16. Did the three-day weekend sneak up on you? Here are some fun activities you can do with the kids, and a couple of options for the kids if you need to work.

Celebration of a Dream
Monday, January 16
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center
15600 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008
http://www.crossroadsbellevue.com

This special tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will feature guest speakers, musical entertainment, children’s activities, and a health fair providing valuable resource information.

Day Camp
Monday, January 16
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Alki Kids Place
6115 SW Hinds Street
Seattle, WA 98116
206.938.0145
http://www.alkikidsplace.com

Join in for a day of fun — games, crafts, baking, stories, drama, movies, music, lunch, snacks, and much more! Available for children ages 4 – 14. All day program $50/child from 9:00am – 6:00pm. Half day program 9:00am – 1:00pm or 1:00pm – 6:00pm available for $25.00 To register, please call Cheryl at 206.938.0145 or email alkikidsplace@gmail.com.

MLK Jr Day Chess4Life
12729 Northup Way, Suite 15
Bellevue, WA 98005
425.283.0549
http://www.chess4life.com

The Chess4Life coaching team comes from all across the world to bring the best possible chess instruction in the Pacific Northwest for kids, grades K-8. Their instructors benefit from a collective passion for the game, an enthusiasm for teaching children and the goal of not only teaching chess, but teaching life skills and positive character traits through chess instruction. Visit the online coaches page to learn more about each of our valuable team members. Drop-off can be as early as 8:00am. Kids are given chess instruction and fun challenges. A lunch break, followed by tournaments and prizes. No prior chess experience is necessary! Pick up is at 3:45pm, however After Camp Care is available for all campers from 4:00pm until 6:00pm, on a per hour basis. Please notify the office at check-in or by calling 425.283.0549, if you would like After Camp Care; early drop-off is also available, standard rates apply. Register online.

38th Annual Model Railroad Show
Saturday, Sunday, Monday
January 14 – January 16
Pacific Science Center
200 Second Ave. North
Seattle, WA 98109
206.443.2001
http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

Visitors will experience model railroad layouts, displays, and activities in every building at Pacific Science Center. All ages will enjoy this Northwest family tradition.

Bounce for Hope!
Monday, January 16
9:00am – 6:30pm
KidzBounce Issaquah
8178 304th Avenue Southeast
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 222-5439
http://www.hopeonthehillguild.org

Hope on the Hill Guild is hosting the Eastside’s first bounce-house festival, “Bounce for Hope”, All proceeds benefit uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital. It’s a day off of school for the kiddos, so what better than to burn some energy while supporting a great cause! In addition to bouncing fun, each session will feature a variety of entertainment, including performances from Caspar Babypants, face painting, balloon art and more! Register online.

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