Outings + Activities

Event Picks South Sound, March 2009

Paper crafting, jewelry making and dozens of other hands-on art activities await the kids at the annual Kent Kids’ Art Day. Pack lunches or snag snacks at Fast Franks, and enjoy entertaining performances, too. Saturday, March 7, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. $10 per child; adults and ages 2 and younger free. Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent. 253-856-5050.

The Olympia Symphony Orchestra raises the bar with its Back to the Future Concert, featuring Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5. Sunday, March 15, 7 p.m. $20–$45 plus service fee. Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. S.E., Olympia. 360-753-8585.

Will it be 5K or 10K? Choose your route to benefit recreation programs for people with special needs in the Foothills Dash. There will be a free one-mile youth run for ages 12 and younger with prizes. 8 a.m. check-in, 9 a.m. race start. $15 before March 9, $20 after, $10 ages 12 and younger. T-shirts $5. Ptarmigan Ridge Elementary, 805 Old Pioneer Way N.W., Orting. 253-798-4177.

What is a tartan, you ask? Find out and celebrate your Gaelic roots at the 10th annual Scottish Heritage Festival. There’ll be bagpipes, clans, highland dancers, vendors and more. You can even find your clan with a free name search. Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Adults $5, students and seniors $3, ages 5 and younger free. Western Washington Fairgrounds Pavilion, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup.

—Karla Slate

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