Math homework? Nah. You and your kiddo would rather spend a crafternoon making macaroni necklaces and pipe cleaner people.
Expand your creative circle at Orange Blossom Society, Redmond’s new arts enrichment center. Tucked in a historic home, it pedals classes of all kinds for parents and children.
Start with art lessons (think knitting and 3-D projects). Before long, you’ll move on to yoga, tumbling, ballet, foreign language, and more. And because mingling matters, there’s an indoor play space and cafe where you can chat with like-minded parents.
Drop in for a single event or spring for a membership, which includes discounts across the board.
It all adds up.
Orange Blossom Society, 16715 Northeast 79th Street, Redmond (425-883-2400 or orangeblossomsociety.com).
Meet the Mammals
What: Join animal experts to examine skulls, skins, and skeletons; play games; and enter a costume contest.
Why: You’re a real wild one.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, 17th Ave. NE, at NE 45th St. (206-543-5590).
Kids Design Glass Program
What: Admire more than 50 glass sculptures then sketch designs in the studio; professional glass artists choose one each month to craft into an actual sculpture.
Why: You can shardly wait.
When: Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat., noon-4 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma (253-284-4750).
What: The Disney story comes to life as a musical, complete with an airborne Pan and loathsome Hook.
Why: Let your spirits soar.
When: Thru Jan. 10. Thurs., 7 p.m.; Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 2 & 5:30 p.m.
Where: Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St. (206-441-3322).