GeekWire Calendar: Family events

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Lunar Block Party

July 19 - July 21

A three-day celebration with live performances by ABC's American Idol season 2 winner Laine Hardy and all of the Top 10 finalists, Britishmania, a Brunch Meet 'N Greet with space experts, and daytime activities all to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing and our future in space. Celebrate like it’s 1969 at the only place in the world where you can see the command module Columbia—the actual spacecraft from the first Moon landing mission—on the 50th anniversary of…

Nintendo Switch Road Trip

July 19 @ 11:00 am - July 21 @ 9:00 pm

Nintendo plans to bring Nintendo Switch games, memorable photo opportunities and activities for the whole family to cities across the country. The Nintendo Switch Road Trip tour runs June 26 through October and offers visitors a colorful and highly interactive space featuring playable demos of some of the hottest Nintendo Switch games of the summer like Super Mario Maker 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, among others. The Nintendo Switch Road Trip is a great place to get hands-on time…

Intro to Breadboarding

July 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

All computers need electricity to run, and breadboarding is one of the fastest ways to build, power, and test a prototype. Learn all about the basics of breadboarding in this hands-on workshop designed for students ages 12 and up. Using components commonly found in household electronics, students will take part in a series of puzzle-like activities to build simple circuits. This is a great workshop for any person interested in robotics, microcontrollers, or electricity that wants to take their skills…

Plant Geek Trivia

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a FREE event, with 100% of the beer proceeds being donated to PlantAmnesty. George Lasch is on board to be the host trivia master, and we're planning on a night full of laughter, beer, games and fun. This venue is family friendly and we will have games to play on the patio for anyone who isn't feeling like trivia. Doors open 5:30 pm, trivia starts at 6:30 pm.   We will have non-alcoholic beverages and snacks on hand…

Emerging Technology 101: Internet Of Things

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

How does it work, what should you expect from the future, and what issues should you be aware of? Learn about the Internet of Things from Aadithya (Aadu) Prakash, a consumer electronics firmware engineer at Synapse Product Development. Aadu is currently pursuing his Masters in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington and spends his time outside of work long-distance running, birdwatching, reading, and developing products and systems that drive change in the areas of social justice and climate crisis."

Kit Build: LED Badge!

July 25 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

What does metal plus metal equal? More metal! Learn the art of soldering, an essential skill for engineers that enables them to build and create the technology we use every day. Students will learn soldering basics and safety in this workshop with our Labs instructors. Students will also put together their very own LED Bit Badge to take home! Kids under 10 years are welcome but must come with a supervising adult. Ages 10+, $30 | $12 for Members

Electric Sky 2019: An Art and Tech Weekend Retreat

July 26 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm

Please join us for Electric Sky 2019, our fifth annual art and tech weekend retreat bringing together artists, technologists, designers, hackers, makers and friends, where you'll spend several days in the woods, on the river, in our maker space, creating stuff with people like you. Event details, including the schedule and how to participate, are available at http://ElectricSkyArtCamp.com. Registration is required for all overnight attendees to reserve your camp spot, or for workshop attendees. If you are not camping or atttending…

Making Games with Micro:bit

July 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Discover the power of microcontrollers in this fun, hands-on workshop all about inputs, outputs, and game design. Using a free online, block-based coding interface, students aged 9 and up will learn how to construct, test, and debug their scripts to take classic games to the next level. Ages 9+, $24 | $6 for Members

Intro to 3D Printing

July 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn how easy it is to create custom designs for one of the most popular engineering tools out there—the 3D printer! Using a free online program, students in this introductory workshop will learn how to use TinkerCAD to design good, fast prints, with plenty of advice from our seasoned instructors. This workshop is suitable for students 8+ years. All tech included—participants should set up a free TinkerCAD account before arriving with a personal or parent email. Prints made at Living…

The Empire Strikes Back in the Park

August 3 @ 5:00 pm - August 4 @ 7:00 pm

Hello Earth's Wars Outdoors continues this year with the long-awaited sequel to A New Hope! Come see Han struggle with commitment, explore Luke's domestic drama, and find out how Lando will keep his business interests solvent! Performances are a 5pm--note the time change from last year, due to difficulty acting and watching in the dark. Hot dogs will be available to purchase at every performance. Feel free to bring (non-alcoholic) provisions and the whole family! As always, ALL PERFORMANCES ARE…

Talk Tech, Drink Beer, Bring Something Cool!

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come as you are to BI Brewery, have a beer and talk tech, coding, innovation, AI, or IoT with fellow aficionados. If you have a cool project or maker item you want to show us, bring it! Got kids who want to code? Bring them, too!

Seattle Marauder’s Scavenger Hunt

August 10 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

HP Trivia Seattle proudly presents: The Seattle Marauder's Scavenger Hunt You've joined us for trivia… now join us for a magical scavenger hunt! This adventure will take you around major sites in Seattle with a wizarding flair, helping you find magic where you previously saw the mundane. TICKET SALES Pre-sales ticket: $20 plus fees Pre-sales ticket with HP Trivia Seattle t-shirt: $35 plus fees *Please note that ticket prices are subject to change according to demand. Get yours early before…

The Empire Strikes Back in the Park

August 10 @ 5:00 pm - August 11 @ 5:00 pm

Hello Earth's Wars Outdoors continues this year with the long-awaited sequel to A New Hope! Come see Han struggle with commitment, explore Luke's domestic drama, and find out how Lando will keep his business interests solvent! Performances are a 5pm--note the time change from last year, due to difficulty acting and watching in the dark. Hot dogs will be available to purchase at every performance. Feel free to bring (non-alcoholic) provisions and the whole family! As always, ALL PERFORMANCES ARE…

Curiosity Days: Games

August 17 @ 8:00 am - August 18 @ 5:00 pm

Curiosity Days Curiosity Days are science-filled weekends for the whole community, with hands-on activities led by local experts built around a single, inspiring theme. Included with general admission and FREE for Members.

The Empire Strikes Back in the Park

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - August 18 @ 5:00 pm

Hello Earth's Wars Outdoors continues this year with the long-awaited sequel to A New Hope! Come see Han struggle with commitment, explore Luke's domestic drama, and find out how Lando will keep his business interests solvent! Performances are a 5pm--note the time change from last year, due to difficulty acting and watching in the dark. Hot dogs will be available to purchase at every performance. Feel free to bring (non-alcoholic) provisions and the whole family! As always, ALL PERFORMANCES ARE…

The Empire Strikes Back in the Park

August 24 @ 5:00 pm - August 25 @ 5:00 pm

Hello Earth's Wars Outdoors continues this year with the long-awaited sequel to A New Hope! Come see Han struggle with commitment, explore Luke's domestic drama, and find out how Lando will keep his business interests solvent! Performances are a 5pm--note the time change from last year, due to difficulty acting and watching in the dark. Hot dogs will be available to purchase at every performance. Feel free to bring (non-alcoholic) provisions and the whole family! As always, ALL PERFORMANCES ARE…

Climate Science on Tap Presents: Ask a Scientist!

August 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The 2019 Ask a Scientist — an annual extravaganza in the Climate Science on Tap series — will be again bringing a fascinating variety of scientists, engineers, energy experts and others to answer perplexing questions that around climate change, its causes, impacts, and solutions.  Adding to the fun of discussions over beer and food in the Lagunitas beer sanctuary, the hands-on demonstrations of science of ocean acidification, global warming, and extreme weather events and a climate bingo game with prizes will be fun for all ages! Come Ask a Scientist a question that…

PAX West

August 30 - September 2

PAX West, formerly PAX Prime, is one of the largest video game events in the country. The show brings together gamers of all types and celebrates gaming culture with an exhibit hall, panels and speakers. Tickets sell out quickly, so register as soon as possible.

Berlin Airlift Fly Day

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

On Saturday, September 21st, Historic Flight Foundation will host a special Berlin Airlift fly day. Come tour our notable Douglas DC-3/C47-B as we welcome it back from its adventures in Europe to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in Duxford, England and the 70th Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift in Germany. Join us for a special midday presentation about the Berlin Airlift. Barbecue lunch will also be available for purchase. Foundation members will have the opportunity to experience scenic flights…

GeekGirlCon 2019

November 16 @ 10:00 am - November 17 @ 7:00 pm

GeekGirlCon is an organization that works to empower women and girls to pursue their passions—whether they love science and technology, comics, literature, gaming, or anything else! Everybody is a geek at heart, in one way or another. Our mission is to ensure all these geeks are supported, welcomed, and encouraged to pursue what they love. GeekGirlCon’s largest event is a two-day convention that gives female geeks and their supporters the opportunity to build a community, share facts and fandom, and…

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