GeekWire Calendar: Family events

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24 Hour Board Game Marathon

September 14 @ 10:00 am - September 15 @ 10:00 am

10am Saturday to 10am Sunday Playing board games, all the board games. $25 Space is limited call to pay and reserve a spot. 206-282-0540

Let’s Get In Formation: Empowering Girls and Women in STEM

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

PacSci’s resident female Laser Artist, Neo, has crafted an epic playlist and is performing live during this benefit laser show dedicated to empowering girls and women in STEM. Dance, drink, and ignite your curiosity with VR experiences, activities like prosecco pong, and more. Tickets include one drink ticket, popcorn, and Molly Moon’s minimoon ice cream. All proceeds will benefit PacSci programs that empower girls and women in the sciences.

Storm Area 51 at Vertex Arena

September 20 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Announcing Storm Area 51 Party at Vertex Arena on Sept 20th 9-11pm. Join us in celebrating with gravity-defying trampolines, NERF Wars, dancing, a performance by DJ BIG Ugly, contests and prizes, laser lights, food and drink specials, galactic themed delights, and more. Tickets will include access to both NERF and trampolines, amazing food and drink specials and a tinfoil hat if you feel like you need it. Intergalactic attire is strongly encouraged. Get a discounted ticket when you purchase online…

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…

Gaming Summer Camp

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free camps are designed for students of all gaming skill levels, ages 8+ and 13+, and this last camp will cover “growing your passion for gaming and learning positive life skills

Parents’ Night Out: Rolling Along

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Each month, parents have the opportunity to spend a night out (or in!) while your child enjoys private, after-hours exploration of our exhibits, hands-on activities, and a live science, planetarium or laser light show. This month, join us for an evening of engineering and creativity. Build a roller coaster and measure the speed of a car as it moves down a ramp. Experiment with weight, shape and aerodynamics while constructing your own wind-powered vehicle. Then, put your creations to the…

Royal Air Force Red Arrows Aerobatic Team Demo

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

World-famous UK aerobatic team will feature a 12-plane flyover with smoke, free displays of airplanes with the pilots, and student program at Raisbeck Aviation High School

MINECON Live Party

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at Microsoft Store and celebrate your love for all things blocky and brilliant with our official MINECON Live Party!

Curator’s Choice Tour

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Saturday, September 28, 1:15pm Join LCM+L’s curator Aaron Alcorn on a tour through computer history in five objects. All Ages | Included with admission ($22); 45 MIN

“Love Notes to Newton”

September 28 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

In 1993, Apple released a pen-based, personal digital assistant called Newton. The device was ahead of its time, embraced by users, but struggled to gain widespread adoption before Apple discontinued it in 1998. “Love Notes to Newton” captures the fascinating story of a device as told by the people who made it and those who embraced it, and reveals the hidden life behind Apple’s most successful (and beloved) failure. Film screening (100 min.), followed by a Q&A session. Included with…


October 5 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 4:00 pm

View thousands of models created by adult LEGO® Hobbyists from around the nation and the world! Build your own masterpieces with LEGO® parts at our Building Zone! Purchase current, past and custom LEGO® sets, parts and minifigs at our Brick Bazaar!


October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

An annual event dedicated to J.R.R. Tolkien & His Works For scholars, gamers, and all kinds of Tolkien enthusiasts. A free event, in Spokane, Washington, open to the public (through RSVP) each summer, and broadcast live over the Internet.

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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