Kids' Spring Events- Register Now!

Pot of God Nugget Hunt

Pot of Gold Nugget Hunt :

You don’t need the luck of the Irish to participate in this event, just your peepers! All kids between the ages of 3-9, join in the hunt for gold nuggets starting March 12th at the North Kirkland Community Center. 

Make sure you are on the playground side of the park. Nuggets can be anywhere, off the sidewalk, in a flower bed, or near the play structures, keep your eyes open! Find the gold nugget with your name on it and keep it for good luck. One special gold nugget will have the word PRIZE written on the bottom. 

If you find the PRIZE nugget, keep it, snap a photo and send to: Jvandiver@kirklandwa.gov to claim your prize. Contest ends March 13th. There are two dedicated nugget hunting times, sign up for the time that works best with your schedule. We have split the times up to allow for plenty of parking for everyone!

Registration closes March 9. Register online at https://bit.ly/35Rw58G

Pot of God Nugget Hunt

Mermaid Ball:

Kirkland Parks and Community Services presents our 3rd annual Mermaid Ball!

Come along and follow me to the bottom of the sea where we’ll join in the Jamboree at the Mermaid Ball! Enjoy refreshments, dancing, a mermaid craft, and a commemorative photo at our 3rd annual Mermaid Ball. If you’ve loved our winter-themed ball, wait till you see our “under the sea” theme! Make a splash with your little mermaid and sign up early for this event before it’s sold out!

Ages 3 to 10 years with Dad, Grandpas, uncles, or other father figures. Register online at https://bit.ly/3CeszSd


Time to Get in the Spirit

 

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Downtown Kirkland Holiday Wine Walk- I know, I had you at 'wine' didn't I?  21+ only, THIS Fri Nov 18th 6-9pm, check in at the Heathman. Advance tickets $25, at door $30 and includes 14 wine tasting tix and you'll have fun hopping from merchant to merchant for your tastings.

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Kirkland Turkey Trot- Hopelink's 16th Annual 5K Family fun run and walk.  Sunday Nov 20th, 10am at Marina Park. Register here.

Heathman holidays- afternoon tea, and special dinners for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve can be found here.  Call 425-284-5900 for reservations.

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Thanks to "A" at Simplicity Decor for throwing a super fun holiday shopping party to get us all in the spirit. Yes, Christmas is around the corner.  For reals. Enjoy the wonder.

Holiday volunteering in downtown Kirkland- check out the sign up's here so you can jump in and help on Nov 17th, 19th or 26th.  Tis the season for lending hand.

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Carillon Point- 12/15-31 is the Gingerbread Display in the Woodmark Lobby.  And don't forget the Argosy Christmas Ships 12/18-23 which is always a favorite tradition.

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Santa's Mailbox is coming to Kirkland! The Kirkland Parks Foundation has secured funding for our very first mailbox that sends St. Nick's letters directly to the North Pole.  And, yes, your letters will be answered!  hohoho.  Thank you KPD and merry donors. The mailbox will be found in front of the downtown Bank of America right after Thanksgiving until Dec 24th. 

 


Screenagers at KPC this Weds

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Screenagers.  Do you know any?  The kids of today are growing up in a digital world.  I'm pretty sure when I was 13 I was still playing wiffel ball with the neighborhood kids and maybe talking for 15 mins on the mustard yellow phone in our kitchen that had a rotary dialer and a 6 foot curly cord that I could stretch out to our staircase for some privacy. Ahhhh, the good old days.  

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7 p.m.
$15/ticket
Kirkland Performance Center

This documentary film, Screenagers, (trailer here) investigates the impact that screen time is having on families and explores how learning, playing and socializing online affects teens' developing attention span,  fragile self-esteem and moral instincts.   This is a great opportunity to not only check out the renovated KPC if you haven't, but learn about what's happening with kids and their screens in our society.   We've got our tickets.  Here's where you get yours.