EVENTS FOR FAMILIES, August 10, 2011 – August 17, 2011
August 11: Create Banners for the Mercer Island Early Learning Garden at the
- 1 p.m to 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Kids ages 5 to 15 are invited to meet in the library’s large meeting room and help sponge paint images of creatures and plants on banners which will be used in the Early Learning Garden.
- Cost: Free but pre-registration is required. Register online for the 1 p.m. event or online for the 3 p.m. event.
August 12: Fun Mobile at Deane’s Children’s Park at in the morning and in the afternoon
- 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Deane’s Children’s Park at Island Crest Park & 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Clarke Beach
- The Fun on the Run mobile entertainment van is back with lots of fabulous fun activities for the island's kids including mega squirt guns, water balloon launcher and giant slip-n-slide. Complete schedule for August available online.
- Cost: Free
August 13: Eric Ode Concert at
- 10:30 a.m.
- Take a break from back to school shopping and head to the Center Court on the first floor of the mall for a free concert featuring celebrated Pacific Northwest children’s musician and author Eric Ode.
- Cost: Free
August 13: The Karate Kid Showing at
Pre-show activity begins at 7:45 p.m., movie begins at dusk (approximately 9 p.m.)
The PG rated film will be shown on a giant inflatable screen. Bring low back chairs or blankets to sit on and flashlights. Concession treats will be for sale. Kick back at the pre-show featuring martial arts fun with the staff from . Movies are cancelled during inclement weather. Call the at 206 275-7609 to confirm cancellations on bad weather days.
August 16: Adventure Playground at Deane's Children's Park aka the Dragon Park at
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays through Aug. 30
Come dig in the dirt, build forts, play knights and dragons and create imaginary worlds using a variety of materials. Parks and Recreation staff will provide materials and tools as well as guidance on how to use them safely.
Children younger than age 7 must be accompanied by an adult caretaker. Kids ages 7 to 13 may attend without an adult, although adults are welcome to stay. First time participants must have a parent sign a waiver before participating.
Daily Specials at
Deal: Studio 904 is featuring daily specials at their Mercer Island salon. A different salon service is featured each day and teens receive 20% off haircuts every day this week for appointments booked after 2 PM. More specials and a $20 off your first visit coupon are available on the salon’s website.
Good Through: Ongoing
Wednesday Two Hour Special at in Bellevue
Deal: Get two hours for just $14 on Wednesdays this month as a “walk-in” special at SkyHigh Sports in Bellevue, an indoor giant trampoline facility featuring multiple sports courts and “trampoline dodgeball”. Kids from toddlers to teens love this place.
Good Through: August 31, 2011