Play Date!

Fun activities and some sweet deals for the whole family this upcoming week.

EVENTS FOR FAMILIES, May 18, 2011 – May 25, 2011

May 19: Indoor Drop in Play at the Gym at the

9:30 a.m. to noon

Adult caregivers with infants to six years olds play with a variety of toys including scooters, balls and giant blocks.

Cost: Residents, $3 per child and Non-residents $4 per child.

May 20 & 21st: Book Sale at the

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stock up on summer reading material for the whole family! The Mercer Island Thrift Shop and the are partnering for the first time to feature their first annual Book Sale on Friday, May 20thand Saturday, May 21st.  Books of all kinds will be for sale.  We will feature children’s books, rare books, comic books, collectible books, fiction, non-fiction, design and architecture books and much more.  

May 20: Opening Night - Gulliver’s Travels at

7 p.m.

Opening night for this play, which follows Lemuel Gulliver on his journeys through strange and distant lands. Performed by the theater’s conservatory students.  Performances run through June 12th, every Friday night at 7 PM and Saturday and Sundays at 2 PM.

Cost: $17 Adults for opening night, $15 youth and seniors.  All other performances $15 adults, $13 youth and seniors. Order tickets online or by calling 206 232-4145, ext. 100, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or the box office, ext. 109, on weekends.

May 20: Date Night!  Parents Night Out at

 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Drop your potty-trained kids off for a fun-filled night.  Activities include martial arts, movies, games and even a pizza dinner. 

Cost: $20 per child.  Make reservations by call 206 230-9050

May 23: Stories from Junk Puppet Land at the

7:00 p.m. to 7:50 p.m.

Children of all ages and caregivers will enjoy this program.  Travel to Junk Puppet Land with the Zambini Brothers where multicultural stores are told by whimsical characters constructed of household stuff most people throw away.

Cost: Free

Sweet Deals

Deal: Half Price Cupcakes!

Rock your next play date with award-winning cupcakes from New York Cupcakes in Bellevue’s, next to Common Folk.   Pre-packed day old full size and minis are available for half price.  Assortments and availability varies from day to day so call first if you need several boxes - 425 283.5445. 

Good through: Ongoing

Deal: Half Price Bagels

If you share my New York City roots and have complained that there is not a decent bagel to be had west of Manhattan, try Blazing Bagels in Redmond near .  In addition to their amazing freshly baked bagels, they have many varieties of cream cheese including low fat, lox (my favorite) and veggie.  Also check out the whole shelf of half priced pre-packaged “day olds”.  

Good through: Ongoing



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