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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Things for Kids

Wow, not one but two new playgrounds in our fair city.  One is at Maple Leaf, complete with zipline, and one is at Volunteer Park on Capital Hill.  

In the world of film, the Seattle International Film Festival is underway.  As usual, they have Films4Families with a great selection for all.   Moon Man (German), Safety Last! (with Harold Lloyd from 1923) and Wolf Children (Japanese) all look like good picks. 

Also, if you are planning your summer, TheFilmSchool, has some great offerings for adults and students. 

Through a grant, the school has secured a number of large scholarships for HS Teachers to attend the upcoming summer session.  This is a great opportunity for any teachers interested in screenwriting and taking lessons learned back to their classrooms.  Details here:  http://thefilmschool.com/special-offer-for-washington-state-high-school-teacher/

Also… the school has a special summer camp for youth writers and directors.  It draws many award-winning youth filmmakers from all over the world.  There are still some spaces available, and local kids are encouraged to apply.  Details here:  http://thefilmschool.com/programs/film-camp/

Also, fyi, Summer Streets in Seattle is back.  From the City of Seattle:

The idea is simple—open a city street for several hours for people to stroll, bike, shop and just enjoy being in their community.  

Something special happens during Summer Streets.   A road—normally a space for vehicles—is transformed into a place.  This unleashes creativity and energy within our neighborhoods.  The street becomes a public plaza where people celebrate, dance, create art, play games, get to know their neighbors and enjoy their community.  

Be a ‘promotion organizer’ building buzz before events, a ‘creative organizer’ of event activities like bike parades and interactive art, or volunteer the day of helping hundreds of Seattleites enjoy Summer Streets. Email Summer.Streets@Seattle.gov and let us know how you can help.

Ballard—Friday, May 31, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Greenwood/Phinney —Friday, August 9, 2013 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Rainier Valley—Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(If you know of some great low-cost options for youth this summer, let me know.  I'll be glad to post them. 

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