Category Archives: Just for Fun

Get Ready for the 61st Annual Wallingford Seafair Kiddies Parade!

Save the date for the Kiddies Parade and stop by the FamilyWorks table!

Wallingford Seafair Kiddies Parade & Street Fair
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Parade at 11 AM (on N 45th St)
Street Fair 10-5 PM (on Wallingford Ave)

Wallingford holds the longest continuous running Kiddies Parade in Seattle (since 1949!).  The 61st Annual Wallingford Seafair Kiddies Parade is a Seafair Sanctioned Community event designed for children young or old.  Families, groups and individuals are invited to participate.  All children are invited to march in the parade!  Family groups do not need to fill in an application, just come to the check-in tent (see map) .  Dressing in costume is encouraged, but not required. Just show up and register.  Drill Teams and vehicles must fill out an application and send it in by June 15th.  Join the Seafair clowns, various bands, pirates, fire trucks, and much more in a fun parade, then stop by the Wallingford Street fair for more fun, food, kids activities and rides.

Download:   Parade Application    Parade Rules    Parade Map

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Support FamilyWorks by Playing Rock Paper Scissors!

Did you know that there is a Rock Paper Scissors Championship in Fremont? How fun! The Rotary Club of Fremont is proudly sponsoring the Second Annual Center of the Universe Rock Paper Scissors World Championships at 6 p.m. on June 24. It will be held at LTD Bar and Grill, which is located in downtown Fremont at 309 N. 36th St. This year, the event will support the FamilyWorks Food Bank. It might be helpful for you to brush up on your rock paper scissors technique, which you can read about here: http://www.wikihow.com/Win-at-Rock,-Paper,-Scissors.

Want to get involved? Pre-register by emailing rps@fremontrotary.com. Find out more about the World Rock Paper Scissors Society by clicking here: http://www.worldrps.com/.

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Fremont 5K

Get ready for an incredibly unique 5K experience! The Fremont 5K and Briefcase Relay is Friday, June 11th. Mark your calendars and bring some canned goods to donate to FamilyWorks!!

Want to start a team? FamilyWorks is looking to start a group–runners and walkers alike! Respond to the blog if you’d like to join our team!

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Earth Day 2010

Looking to help Mother Nature this month?? Here are some ideas for you to explore:

Operation Beautification Wallingford: Saturday, April 17th. Pick up supplies at 10am at Wallingford Center (or come early for an energizing rally and treats at 9:30am!), choose a block and make Wallingford shine! Questions call Colleen at (206) 330-6682.

King County Earth Day Expo: Thursday, April 22nd. “Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with hands-on demonstrations that show you how to recycle, volunteer, reduce your carbon footprint, and more. Visit the activity corner with the kids and meet Bert the Salmon! 10 am-2 pm. FREE Westlake Plaza, 4th Ave and Pine St.”

B’Earth Day Super Seattle: Saturday, April 24. “Cupcakes, face painting, nature walks, and birdhouse building ($15). All Ages!10 am- 3 pm. Seward Park Audubon and Environmental Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd S. “

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Family Fun Puppeteer Donates Show to FamilyWorks

Over 100 people came to enjoy the great puppet show put on by Drew Derby, King County librarian this past Saturday. “It was really fun to have kids and adults come together and laugh,” says Kate, FamilyWorks volunteer coordinator, who put the whole event together. Most of the children who came to watch the show were between the ages of 2 and 11, and they happily participated in Drew’s rendition of “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.” He also performed folk stories that captured the kids’ (and adults’!) attention.

If you saw the show and are interested in contacting Drew Derby for your own event, contact Kate at (206) 694-6725 or katebg@familyworksseattle.org

Check out Wallyhood’s pictures of the event here!

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Apron Creation A Sensation!

Last week strangers and friends got together to cut, sew, and assemble aprons for the volunteers at the FamilyWorks Food Bank. People came armed with scissors, pins, and sewing machines and got right to work! We are incredibly grateful to Sew-Up Seattle for donating five beautiful sewing machines and one experienced teacher for our newbie sewers. Thanks to everyone who attended! It was a smashing success! In total, we completed 14 aprons in under 3 hours.

We ordered patches from Schnitzel and Boo so that each apron would have our logo…

Want to get involved? Call Danielle at (206) 576-6534. We have extra fabric if you’d like to create an apron at home to donate to the food bank.

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How To Behave In A Restaurant (not!) | Jannie Funster

Ever felt like you’re alone when your children decide to act out in public? These photos should help you realize you’re not (more on the blog linked below).

How To Behave In A Restaurant (not!) | Jannie Funster.

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