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Grab & Go Kids: Poetry with Janet Wong at BAM, Last Day of the Doll Museum, and More...

Don't miss out on all of the great events and activities for kids and families Feb. 29 through March 5.

Wednesday, Feb. 29: Rosalie Whyel Doll Museum

Today is this charming . Take a little time with your children this afternoon to enjoy the fairy tale Alice in Wonderland display, the intricate doll houses, and fabulous French couture dolls in Whyel's extensive collection. I visited with my son last weekend, and there is plenty to capture the interest of boys as well as girls, with hideaway drawers to pull and an extensive collection of miniature people with unique faces.

The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children five and over.

Friday, March 2: Late Night at

Do your teens need something to do this Friday night? Late Nights are the first Friday of every month from 7-10 p.m. For more information, contact Meaghan Jowdy at mjowdy@positiveplace.org.

Saturday, March 3: BAM Teen Workshop

Teen Workshop: Found Poetry and Art with Janet Wong 1- 3 p.m.

Janet Wong is a well-known children's poet who gives youth workshops around the country. Join BAM for a workshop where we write and pair "found poetry" (poems built from words found on to-be-recycled content) and found art (art made from to-be-recycled/upcyled/repurposed junk). The workshop is free and for kids in Grades 6 - 12.

Saturday and Sunday, March 3 - 4: East KingCo Rock & Gem Show:

Do you have "earthy" kids? Here's a fun free event in Issaquah where they can do hands on crafts and activities and learn all they ever wanted to know about rocks and gems. There will also be Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Dealers, Lapidary Demonstrations,  Exhibits, a Silent Auction, a Raffle, Door Prizes, and Refreshments.

The show runs Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Pickering Barn, 1730 - 10th Ave. NW in Issaquah. For more information visit www.eastkingco.org/show

Free Museum Passes Through KCLS

If you're like me, a trip with my little one to BAM or KidsQuest is that much sweeter if it comes with a price tag of $0. Luckily for us, the King County Library System is reprising its free museum pass program. You can reserve your passes online here: http://www.kcls.org/programs/museumpasses.cfm, but don't delay, they tend to run out quickly!

Monday, March 5: Pajama Story Time at the

Who doesn't love to go out in their PJs once in a while? Here's your child's chance to enjoy a bedtime story Sammamish style. Best for children ages 2 to 6, (but families welcome, of course), enjoy a pajamarama with stories, puppets, music and movement at the Sammamish Library, starting at 7 p.m. 

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