Thursday, September 18, 2014

"Pirate Day" at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts = talk like a pirate get a FREE DONUT or dress like a pirate get a FREE DOZEN! - Friday, September 19th 2014 - all day!

" Ahoy There Mateys! Friday, September 19, any buccaneer to enter a participating Krispy Kreme and talk like a pirate gets one FREE Original Glazed® doughnut. To the landlubber who dares to wear full pirate attire goes a bounty of one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts. Offer good on International Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19th, only. 

To claim yer bounty on September 19, ye must:

• Come in to a participating Krispy Kreme shop and Talk like a pirate for one FREE Original Glazed doughnut.
• Come in to a participating Krispy Kreme location in full pirate costume for one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts. Qualifying pirate costumes must include three or more of the following items: 

• Eye Patch
• Pirate Hat
• Bandana
• Peg Leg
• Parrot on Shoulder
• Pirate Shirt / Loose white shirt
• Knickers
• Leather Belt
• Silver and gold necklaces and earrings
• Pirate Hook
• Pointy black boots or ragged brown sandals

Offer good for one free doughnut per customer who talks like a pirate to a Krispy Kreme team member at a participating shop. One free dozen Original Glazed doughnuts per customer who wears a full pirate costume into a participating Krispy Kreme location. Redeemable on September 19, 2014 only at participating Krispy Kreme US locations. Non-participating locations include: All CT shops, Anderson, SC and Spartanburg, SC. "

For more info. go here and here.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Mercer Island Farmers Market presents Caspar Babypants! - Sunday, September 14th 2014 at 10:30am

Calling All Youngsters! (Or Young at Heart)

It's the most exciting Market of the season for the preschool set. Join us as we welcome Caspar Babypants for a FREE performance starting at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday! Many of our food trucks will also be featuring "kid-friendly" foods like mini-tacos, quesadillas, and more. (Of course, there's always ice cream).

Come see us this Sunday at SE 32nd Street at Mercerdale Park (between 77th and 78th Avenue SE) between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

For more info. go here and here.

Camp Long Mountain Fest celebrating Schurman Rock's 75th Anniversary with interactive workshops, free climbing, rappelling, high ropes course, games, prizes and special guest speaker Mt. Everest Climber Jim Whittaker in Seattle - Sunday, September 14th 2014 from 11am-5pm

" It is the 75th Anniversary of the building of Schurman Rock! Jim Whittaker is coming to help celebrate. Camp Long Mountain Fest recognizes Seattle’s mountain climbing community. Visitors can challenge themselves to complete the high ropes course and to try climbing and rappelling (with waivers). There will be mountain games and interactive workshops for people of all ages and abilities and prizes will be awarded. "

For more info. go here and here.

43rd Annual Day in the Park with kids parade, games, music, treasure hunt and more at Mount Baker Park in Seattle - Sunday, September 14th 2014 from 10am-3pm

" The 43rd annual Day in the Park Festival is coming Sunday, September 14 to Mount Baker Park in Seattle. This year's theme is "Summer of Love" (for Mount Baker), a one-day event celebrating community in Mount Baker and the surrounding neighborhoods. 

Be sure to wear flowers in your hair, and the rest of your best hippie flair -- bell-bottoms, tie-dye, beads, headbands & fringe highly encouraged!

Other activities include:
• Annual Kid's Parade - Meet in front of Franklin High School at 9:45am to participate. 
• All-levels Tennis Mixer hosted by Amy Yee Tennis Center - Please email us at
• Classic field day games including an all-neighborhood tug-of-war, watermelon eating contest, piggy back races and more
• Pop-up Bike Park presented by Bike Works
• FREE Community Yoga Class by Krista Lee
• 2nd Annual Community Talent Show
• Live music and Talent Show
• Park Treasure Hunt & Obstacle Course
• Kid's Art Contest
• ... and so much more.

Join your neighbors for a celebration of our neighborhood. This is the Summer of Love (for Mount Baker)! "

For more info. go here.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Land of Nod Grand ReOpening with Caspar Babypants, Magician John London, Trophy Cupcakes and more! - Sunday, September 14th 2014 from 11am-4pm

" Stop by our University Village store on Sunday, September 14 from 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. for a Grand Reopening Bash! We'll have tons of activities, tasty treats from Trophy Cupcakes, and live performances from magician John London of JLO Magic and kids' musician Caspar Babypants. Be sure to RSVP to #nodevents — at The Land of Nod"

For more info. go here.

"2nd Saturdays" at Crossroads Mall featuring Caspar Babypants, Sempre Sisters, Family Game Time, free popcorn and more in Bellevue - Tonight, Saturday, September 13th 2014 from 5-8pm

Enjoy 2nd Saturdays of every month for some fun, free, family entertainment!

For more info. go here.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Jefferson Park Jubilee 2014 in Seattle - Saturday, September 13th 2014 from 12pm-Dusk!

" Join your family, friends and neighbors for a day of live music, performances, art, family-friendly activities, food and fun celebrating Jefferson Park. The event goes from noon to noon to 7PM, followed by the summer's final outdoor movie presented by the Jefferson Park Community Center. The movie, The Avengers will begin at dusk in the park Amphitheater. "

For more info. go here.

Monroe Swift Night Out (1000's of Swifts coming home to roost) with children's activities, presentations, food and more! - Saturday, September 13th 2014 from 5pm until dusk!

" Come witness an amazing natural event occurring in our community!
Celebrate the arrival of the 2nd largest roost of Vaux’s Swifts in America!
Watch thousands of these birds swirl into a 4-ft.-square chimney in just minutes!
Spaghetti Feed ($6), Hot Dogs ($1) and Apple Crisp ($1) starting at 5:00 p.m.
Fun-filled lecture: 6:30 p.m. – Frank Wagner Auditorium
Swift Experts available: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. to answer your questions
Information booths with birds, mementos, and more!
Fun activities for kids!
Yummy food and drinks!
Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and watch the show! "
Wagner Center (old Frank Wagner Elementary School)
639 W Main St., Monroe, Washington
Old Town Monroe on Main Street, between Kelsey St. and Dickinson Rd.

For more info. go here.

Fiestas Patrias - Celebrations of Latin American countries with a parade, health fair, entertainment and more in South Park and Seattle Center - Saturday & Sunday, September 13th and 14th 2014 - Various locations/times

" Join us in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle and Seattle Center for an amazing (and free!) weekend. See, hear, and enjoy the authentic taste of Latin American countries celebrating their independence during the month of September. "

SOUTH PARK | Sept. 13, 11am - 6pm
Lively parade, Health Fair, amazing entertainment, Delicious food, Door prizes, Fun children's Activities, and more!

1 : Mariachi Huenachi WHS Mariachi
1:45 : Chilean Dance from Isla de Pascua
2:00 : Zumba Class by Marti
2:30 : Folkloric Dancers
3:45 : Zumba Class by Marti
4:15 : Folkloric Dancers & Singers
5:00 : Band & Dance

Bella Jovan Belly Dance will be dancing at 2pm
Marti will be teaching Children's Zumba at 2:30pm

The Jungle Gym will be providing fun activities.

SEATTLE CENTER | Sept. 13, 12-8pm & Sept. 14, 12-5pm
Watch the Seattle Center transform into a festival of endless dance, music, and art. Walk around and enjoy the sights and sounds of Latin America.

12 : La Luciérnaga (Tango)
2:30 : Cuadro Azahares (Flamenco)
3:30 : Guelaguetza (Mexican Folklorico)
5:00 : Grito de Independencia
5:30 : Mariachi Huenachi WHS Mariachi
6:00 : Industria Del Amor (Romantic Skillet Music)
7:15 : Banda Pachuco (TechnoBanda)
8:30 : La Sonora Dinamita (Cumbia) and Dance
The night doesn't end until 11pm!

12: Miho & Diego Duo (South American Music)
1:10 : Bailadores de Bronce (Mexican Folklorico)
2:10 : Rock Camaleón (Latin Rock Band)
3:10 : Violeta Parra (Chilean Dance)
4:10 : La Potencia De México Pagina Oficial (Tierra Caliente)
5:10 : Rumbaegge (Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia)

For more info. go here and here.

8th Annual Festival of Fruit with cider pressing, music, tours, kids activities and more at Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center in Seattle - Saturday, September 13th 2014 from 10am-2pm

Some Fall fun already! I love it!

" We’re holding the 8th annual Festival of Fruit on September 13, 2014 from 10:00AM – 2:00PM at the Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center. Events will include cider pressing and tasting, live music, activities for kids, guided tours of the historic orchard and more. In addition to the regular Festival, we’re excited to host a presentation on making cider from 2:30PM to 4:00PM in the ELC.

Experts including the renowned Dr. Bob Norton, retired research scientist from WSU Extension in Mt. Vernon and Shaun Shepherd from Portland’s Home Orchard Society, will give talks on apple varieties and identification.

Visitors are encouraged to try out making cider the old-fashioned way, with a hand cranked cider press.

Visitors are welcome to donate homemade pies. Fresh warm cider and slices of homemade pie will be available at a nominal cost, with proceeds to support ongoing maintenance of the orchard.

Expert volunteers who have painstakingly restored the orchard will lead tours, pointing out the heirloom varieties that are going strong as well as younger trees and newly planted grape vines.

Visitors will have the chance to taste heirloom apple varieties that are grown in the orchard.

Little ones will enjoy organized arts and crafts activities. "


For more info. go here.


Another Kohl's Cares/Seattle Children's Helmet Fitting and Giveaway!

Free helmets are available for children from age 1-18. Wearers must be present and be fitted to receive a helmet and quantities are limited.

Location: Kohl's Lynnwood, 18405 Alderwood Mall Pkwy., Lynnwood, WA 98037

For more info. go here.

Back to School Carnival with games and activities at My Gym in Bellevue - Tonight, Friday, September 12th 2014 from 4-8pm

" Back to School Carnival Night at My Gym Children's Fitness Center in Bellevue! 

Friday, September 12th 4-8pm

Register for Fall classes and automatically get entered to win ONE FREE MONTH of class! Already registered for class? Bring a friend with you to share the fun. 

- Classes for kids ages 6 mos -- 13 yrs old!
- Fun Carnival themed games and activities!
- Check out our state of the art facility!
- Meet our friendly My Gym Staff!
- Dance & Martial Arts Classes too (taught in our very own dance room!)

Can't attend the event? Register online and still get Fall Savings and you'll still be entered in the raffle. Good luck! "

My Gym Bellevue
13800 Bel-Red Rd. Suite #3
Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 451-1393

For more info. go here and here.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

18th Annual Frog Frolic with kids activities, bog tours, live music and more in Renton - Sunday, September 7th 2014 from 1-5pm

" Join us in celebrating community and the environment during the 18th Annual Frog Frolic at the Shadow Lake Nature Preserve! 

Featuring: Guided tours through the 5,000 year old peat bog, kids activities and crafts, live music, raffle and silent auction of outdoor items, food, drinks and more!

This event is FREE and open to everyone. "

For more info. go here and here.

Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival at Seattle Center - Sunday, September 7th 2014 from 11am-7pm

" The Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival serves to promote, perpetuate and share the Hawaiian culture in the Pacific Northwest by enriching and strengthening the Hawaiian community and celebrating the arts and culture of Hawaii. Food, music, hula and aloha! Bring your ohana and friends! "

For more info. go here.

Edmonds Classic Car Show with 300+ cars, plus FREE pinewood derby car kits for the kids and more - Sunday, September 7th 2014 from 10am-8pm

Downtown Edmonds comes alive on Sunday, September 7th with 10,000 spectators “oohing and ahhing” over the 300+ classic cars that fill the streets.  This event is for the whole family, from the hardcore gearhead to the smallest child, everyone will have a great time at the Edmonds Classic Car Show.

Edmonds Classic Car Show
Sunday, September 7th, 2014
• 10:00-5:00 pm – Car Show
 • 4:30 pm – Awards
• 10:00-8:00 pm – Beer Garden
 • 5:00-8:00 pm – Live Music
Featured this year:
• Kids World will have midget racecars the kids are allowed to climb all over and FREE pinewood
 derby car kits to build, paint and race on the  pinewood derby track.

• New this year is a Beer Garden for the adults, bring your ID and visit the garden
 from 10:00-8:00 pm.  The garden will also feature live music from 5:00-8:00 pm.

• Nitro Dragsters will fire up their engines to rattle the windows and wow the crowd.
 Get ready to plug your ears at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

• Vote for your favorite cars and raise money for charity at the same time, each vote for
 costs $1 with all money benefitting the Edmonds Food Bank.  Last year we raised $900.

For more info. go here.