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Upcoming Events in Seattle and Beyond: April

April 4-19, 2018 – Seattle Restaurant Week, 165+ Restaurants around Seattle Website: https://srw.seattletimes.com/ April 4-30, 2018 – Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Skagit Valley Website: http://tulipfestival.org/ April 5-22, 2018 – String, Village Theatre in Issaquah Website: http://villagetheatre.org/issaquah/string.php April 6-8, 2018 – SANCA’s Annual Showcase Spectacular, Broadway Performance Hall Website: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3232395 April 7, 2018 – Ladies Musical […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle and Beyond: February

February 1, 2018 – Free Entry to Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Museum of History & Industry and Seattle Art Museum February 1-3, 2018 – Seattle Boat Show, Century Link Field Website: https://seattleboatshow.com/ February 1-25, 2018 – Vanishing Point, The Bathhouse Theater Website: https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/vanishing-point February 1 – March 4, 2018 – The Little Prince, Seattle Children’s Theatre Website: https://www.sct.org/Shows/2017-2018-Season/TheLittlePrince February […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle and Beyond: January

January 1, 2018 – State Parks Free Day, Various Washington State Parks Website: http://www.parks.state.wa.us/281/Find-a-park January 1, 2018 – Resolution Run 5K and Polar Bear Dive, Magnuson Park Website: http://promotionevents.com/resorun/default.htm January 1, 2018 – Polar Bear Plunge, Matthews Beach Park Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/383042535460968/ January 5-7, 2018 – Puyallup Home & Garden Show, Washington State Fair Grounds Website: […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle and Beyond: December

December 1, 2017 – Destination Des Moines Tree Lighting Pajama Party, Big Catch Plaza Website: https://www.destinationdesmoines.org/holiday-tree-lighting December 1, 2017 – Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition, Westlake Center Website: http://www.pikemarketseniorcenter.org/figgy-pudding/ December 1, 2017 – Lights in Redmond, Redmond Town Center Website: http://www.redmondlights.com/ December 1-3, 2017 – The Nutcracker, Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1562032080524097/ December […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle: November

November 1-2, Seattle Restaurant Week, Various Locations Website: https://srw.seattletimes.com/ November 4, Help Guayama Puerto Rico Survivors, Queen Anne B & E Meats Website: http://bnemeats.com/blogEntry.aspx?viewblogentryguid=e19178e4-8b2a-43d1-af2e-4afc4a081872&parentnavigationid=1363&viewblogguid=99f2f0d9-14d7-4c38-9315-b4218640f3e9 November 4-5, Jet City Comic Show, Tacoma Convention Center Website: http://www.jetcitycomicshow.com/ November 4-5, America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show, Washington State Fair Events Center Website: http://www.thefair.com/fun/details/americas-largest-antique-collectible-show_1 November 8 & 15, Love, […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle: September

September 1-3, 2017 – Bumbershoot, Seattle Center Website: https://www.bumbershoot.com/ September 1-3, 2017 – Oak Harbor Music Festival, Downtown Oak Harbor Website: http://www.oakharborfestival.com/ September 1-3, 2017 – Tumbleweed Music Festival, Richland, WA Website: http://www.tumbleweedfest.com/ September 1-4, 2017 – Evergreen State Fair, Monroe, WA Website: https://www.evergreenfair.org/27/The-Fair September 1-4, 2017 – Ellensburg Rodeo and the Kittitas County Fair, […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle: August

Upcoming events in Seattle: August “Out to Lunch” Free Music Concerts, Downtown Seattle July 5- September 1 https://downtownseattle.org/events/out-to-lunch/ Dancing til Dusk 2017, Downtown Seattle Parks July 11- August 17 http://www.danceforjoy.biz/dancingtildusk/ Shakespeare in the Park, Puget Sound Parks July 6-August 6 http://www.seattleshakespeare.org/woodeno/ Celebrate Woodinville Concerts and Festival, Woodinville August 2, 9, 19 http://www.celebratewoodinville.com/ Seattle Art Fair, […]

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Family Friendly Summer Festivals

Family Friendly Summer Festivals JUNE HONK! Fest West – June 2-4, 2017, Various Locations Website: https://www.honkfestwest.org/ Edmonds Waterfront Festival – June 2-4, 2017, Port of Edmonds Marina Website: http://www.edmondswaterfrontfestival.org/ Kent International Festival – June 3, 2017, ShoWare Center Website: http://www.kentinternationalfestival.com/ June Faire – June 3, 2017, Norseland Website: http://www.kitsapmedievalfaire.org/ Duvall Days – June 3-4, 2017, […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle: June

Upcoming Events in Seattle: June June 2, 2017 – Bark Benefit, Pickering Barn in Issaquah Website: http://www.savinggreatanimals.org/info/events?EventID=99857#EventID99857 June 2-3, 2017 – Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, Puyallup Fairgrounds Website: http://scrapbookexpo.com/2017-expo-show-list/pu-17/ June 2-11, 2017 – Pacific Northwest Ballet, McCaw Hall Website: https://www.pnb.org/season/16-17/exhibition/ June 3, 2017 – State Park Free Day, Over 140 Washington State Parks Website: http://www.discoverpass.wa.gov/136/State-Parks-Free-Days […]

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2017 Guide to Farmers Markets

2017 Guide to Farmers Markets:   This is a 2017 guide to Farmers Markets in the Seattle Southside area. Des Moines Farmers Market- June through September, Saturdays 10am-2pm and July through August, Wednesdays 4pm-8pm at the Des Moines Marina Website: http://www.dmfm.org/DMFM/Home.html Burien Farmers Market- May through Mid-October, Thursdays 11am-6pm in Old Burien Website: http://www.discoverburien.org/events/event/burien-farmers-market/ Renton […]

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101 Things to Check Off Your Family Summer Bucket List

101 Things to Check Off Your Family Summer Bucket List 1. Fountains, wading or spray parks all over the area. 2. Try new foods and treats (or just have your favorites) Boba tea, 3. Explore new parks 4. Look out for outdoor movie screenings. Many are free or cheap. 5. Museums! Free days, or cheap/donation […]

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Des Moines Doghouse Review

Let me tell you a little bit about one of my favorite local eateries, The Des Moines Doghouse. Now, you’ll come to learn through later posts that I have many favorites, but this is definitely a contender. My husband went along with me on this little adventure. He hadn’t been to the Doghouse in quite […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle: March

Upcoming Events in Seattle-March: March 2: Free Museum Day, Multiple Museums and Cost: Free Time: 8 am Website: http://freemuseumday.org/sea.html March 2-5: Emerald City Comic-Con, WA State Convention Center and Cost/Time: Varies Website: http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/ March 3-4: Poverty Bay Wine Festival, DesMoines Beach Park Auditorium and Cost: $15-40 Time: Varies Website: http://www.seattlesouthside.com/events March 4-5: Seattle Bike Show, […]

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Seattle Area Easter Egg Hunts 2013

Find 2013 Easter egg hunt activities for the following cities: Auburn Bothell Brier Burien Des Moines Federal Way Kent Kirkland Mercer Island Normandy Park Redmond Renton SeaTac Seattle Tacoma West Seattle Auburn: Kid’s Day at Green River Community College Where: Green River Community College in Auburn Cost: Free When: Saturday, March 30, 10 am – […]

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Blue Vanilla Bakery

There’s a new bakery in town! On September 17, 2010 Blue Vanilla Bakery opened it’s doors in the heart of downtown Des Moines on the corner of Marine View Drive and 225th, just beneath the Butler Bar and Grill. A partnership between three generations, Blue Vanilla Bakery is truly a family affair. Mother and daughter, […]

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Wally’s Chowder House: Great Atmosphere, Awesome Seafood

If you’ve driven through Des Moines, Washington chances are you’ve passed by Wally’s Chowder House and Broiler located on the corner of 226 and Marine View Drive.  The restaurant has been a Des Moines seafood institution since 1993 when it took over the building formerly inhabited by another seafood restaurant, Moby Doug’s. Once you enter the […]

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Holiday Lights at Viewpoint at Redondo

Holiday lights are an inviting attraction. As winter days get shorter we can enjoy such lights for a longer time. Nobody complains that there are too many lights in our neighborhood. Rather we pout that there aren’t more lights to decorate. While driving along Redondo Beach in the day time offers spectacular scenery, in the […]

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A Better Crab Trap

I remember crabbing as a girl with my father off the coast of Garibaldi, Oregon. Early in the day we went to a local fish market and bought a big old fish head. Dad cut it into hunks, set a hunk into each of the rusty metal cage-style traps and loaded the traps into the […]

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Marine Science for All Ages at Redondo Beach

I often enjoy driving Redondo Beach. It is intriguing to see a group of scuba divers, and wonder what they are doing. Answers came when our family visited the new Marine Science and Technology Center, located on Redondo Beach. This recently built facility is the marine laboratory for Highline Community College. It holds the third […]

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The Soggy Doggy

The Soggy Doggy is a full service dog care facility (yes, cats are welcome to come get bathed too). You can give your pet it’s bath (or have them do it), get them treats or pick up a new toy or leash. Their bathing tubs are graduated in height from 33 inches tall to 42 […]

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Bjorneby Auto Rebuild

In their 39 years of doing business in the communities of Burien, SeaTac and Des Moines, the staff at Bjorneby’s have developed relationships with people in every segment of the automotive industry. Their staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and they take the frustration out of the insurance and repair process. Their long-term technicians are […]

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