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The Weekender: Seattle Activities for Kids and Families, Feb. 25-26

Published on: December 30, 2013

ugandan-orphans-choirEleven ideas for the weekend. Check our online calendar for more, and post what we've missed in comments!

1. Be inspired by a free concert by the Ugandan Orphans Choir at Northwest African American Museum (Saturday, 11:30 a.m.)  or in Federal Way on Sunday (6 p.m.).

2. Watch some serious yo-yo freestylers at the 2012 Pacific Northwest Yo-Yo Championships.

3. Go on a family bird walk at Seward Park (Saturday, 1 p.m.).

4. See Bellevue turn into bluegrass central at Wintergrass -- even if you don't participate formally, you can listen in on dozens of informal jams in the hotel.

5. Go to Gauguin & Polynestiny_sturgessia with the kids.

6. Celebrate the "Acatemy Awards" by adopting a tuxedo kitty -- all adoption fees waived.

7. Bring your airplane-crazed kids to Paper Airplane Flight School at the Olympic Flight Museum in Tumwater (Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m.).

8. Watch The Harlem Globetrotters -- whose extraordinary rookie team includes the world's tallest pro basketball player -- rock Key Arena (Sunday, 2 p.m.)

9. Catch the last days of Octopus Week at the Seattle Aquarium, including a giant octopus release on Saturday at noon.

10. See Dr. Kaboom combine comedy and science with his "It's Just Rocket Science!" show at Kirkland Performance Center (Sunday, 11 a.m., 3 p.m.).

11. Eat a huge stack of blueberry pancakes at Bitter Lake Community Center's breakfast -- and support scholarships for low-income youth.

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