Bargain alert. The new year is a great time to take up a new interest, and this month (Jan. 4–30), Seattle has got a deal for you. Families can take a class at any Seattle community center or pool this month for just $2, and if you like it, you can register for the rest of the class for a prorated amount. Call ahead to make sure you can get into whatever class you’re interested in.
Snow kidding. Join Pacific Science Center at Snoqualmie Pass for a day of what managing editor Kristen Dobson likes to call “dork walking” (that’s snowshoeing to the rest of us) with the fam! You’ll get an introduction to the sport, then strap on snowshoes and look for signs of animal life along the trail. Adults $40, children $35. Saturday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Call 206-433-2925 to register.
Sing a song. Seattle Chamber Music Society celebrates its annual winter music festival with a special concert just for families. On Saturday, Jan. 30, Seattle’s Klassikon String Quartet and children’s book author Carole Lexa Schaefer present “Two Scarlet Songbirds,” a 45-minute program that features music by Dvorák and visuals from Schaefer’s book. It’s perfect for children ages 6–10. The concert is at 3 p.m., but head to the Benaroya Hall lobby beforehand for a musical instrument “petting zoo” hosted by Music Center of the Northwest. Tickets are $10, general admission. 206-283-8808, seattlechambermusic.org.