Kirkland Shamrock Run this Saturday!

The Kirkland Shamrock Run is a fun-filled 5k celebrating Kirkland, healthy living and of course St. Patrick's Day! Come join multitudes of other Irish culture enthusiasts on March 14th, 2015 to run or walk through downtown Kirkland. Benefiting local non-profits, this event has become a tradition for many area residents. Be sure to join the post-race party at Wilde Rover for a pint. Take a look around and come join us on March 14th.

Visit www.kirklandshamrockrun.com for more details and to purchase your tickets today!

Enjoy Local Beer and Play Mini Golf at Kirkland’s Flatstick Pub

Chances are you haven't experienced a place like Flatstick Pub. The name doesn't adequately describe what this place is all about; it's an indoor nine-hole miniature golf course that has 24 Washington state-brewed beers and ciders on tap. Some visitors say it reminds them of a cool bowling alley, except instead of bowling, it's mini golfing.

The courses are challenging, customers say, and most of the materials are upcycled and refurbished. Some old kegs are even incorporated into the courses. If you don't want to play golf, you don't have to. You can play cards, a board game, or simply sit at the bar and enjoy a beer or cider. There's no kitchen here, but you can buy a pre-made sandwich or salad courtesy of Molly's. One of the biggest selling points of Flatstick Pub is it allows dogs, so feel free to bring your pup with you.

Flatstick Pub
15 Lake St.
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 242-1618
www.flatstickpub.com
www.yelp.com/biz/flatstick-pub-kirkland

Ideas for a Perfect Valentine’s Day Night Out

The greater Seattle area is full of fun, diverse ways to celebrate love this Valentine's Day. Looking for some ideas?

How about Cirque du Soleil's Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities at Marymoor Park!

A Valentine's cabaret, improv comedy or Babeland classes more your cup of tea? Check out this article for more info!

Tell us how you plan to spend the day!

Explore Your Artistic Side at Redmond Clay Studio

Remember when you were in school? Some people loved math, some loved English, and others social studies. But one thing that most everyone could agree on was art class. Regardless of the medium, it was always a great way to express yourself and discover your creativity. So why did you stop?

Now you can immerse yourself back in the arts at Redmond Clay Studio. This ceramic art studio offers classes for children and adults of all levels. If you're a novice, you'll learn the basics of ceramics. If you have experience working with clay, hone your skills! From throwing and Raku firing to lovingly shaping your work of art, the seasoned instructors at Redmond Clay Studio are ready to guide you through the creative process. Classes are offered year-round, so there's no excuse to miss out. Sign up for classes and discover your inner artist!

Redmond Clay Studio
16600 NE 80th Street
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 556-2300
www.redmond.gov/ParksRecreation/RecreationFitness/ClayStudio
www.facebook.com/pages/Redmond-Clay-Studio/107130339343760?id=107130339343760

Greenline Organic Health: Clean Up from the Inside Out

Greenline Organic Health keeps Kirkland bodies healthy with an array of fresh organic juices, supplements, and internal cleansers. The concept was created 18 years ago when owners Kuang and Jean began living the organic lifestyle and wanted to help improve the lives of others. One way they do this is by serving made-to-order, certified organic juice created from produce that local farms deliver to the shop directly.

They also sell products from a company about which they are passionate. Henry’s products are scientifically formulated in the USA and do not contain herbicides, preservatives, or chemical fertilizers. Such products include Omega-3 filled Blood Comfort supplements, men’s and women’s products, and their famous Internal Cleanser. The fiber-rich cleanser helps rid the body of toxins and strengthens the immune system and helps clean the large and small intestinal track. Along with its detoxifying abilities, the mix is packed with more than 20 different vegetables and herbs.

Greenline Organic Health
12653 Northeast 85th Street
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 828-9799
www.greenlineorganic.com
www.yelp.com/biz/greenline-organic-health-inc-kirkland-2

Challenge Yourself With High-Flying Fun at Redmond’s Adventura

"So much fun!" That's what customers are saying about Redmond's challenge course. Filled with obstacles, zip lines, rope loop bridges, and more, Adventura is an exciting way to spend time with friends, family, and even co-workers, all while staying in shape.

The concept here is simple: fun is essential for everyone, not just kids. So Adventura brings the fun of a jungle gym, jumping, and exploring to adults. Once you're done, be sure to sign up for a post-climbing activity. Adventura has paired up with a local winery as well as a whiskey maker. What better way to unwind? So go ahead, jump around, go flying down a zipline, and feel like a kid.

The course is open April 1st through October 31st. Book a reservation for Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays at 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. Be sure to book in advance!

Adventura
14300 Northeast 145th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072
(866) 981-8665
adventuraplay.com
www.yelp.com/biz/adventura-woodinville-3

Kirkland Tree Lighting

Celebrate the winter season with an afternoon of performances, carols, kids’ activities, games, Santa's arrival, refreshments, food, and the annual tree lighting ceremony marking the beginning of the Winterfest Celebration.

November 30 | 2 to 6 p.m. | Downtown Kirkland
www.kirklanddowntown.org

Kirkland Art Walk This Friday

The second Friday in every month, Downtown Kirkland hosts an art walk at the local shops from 5 to 8 PM. For a list of the participating vendors or to inquire about showcasing your work- visit http://www.kirklandartwalk.com/.

Find Family-Friendly Fun at Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park

Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park might be your answer to your kids' recurring Saturday morning inquiry, what are we going to do today?

This is not your typical Redmond park. Here, you'll find goats, pigs, horses, and rabbits that your kids could interact with and acres of land where they can run around—a guarantee that they'll be ready for a nap once you get home. If they prefer swings and playgrounds, they won't be disappointed here. But this place isn't just for kids. The park has some great trails where big kids like yourself can go exploring the woods. Don't forget to pack a picnic!

Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park is staffed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park
19545 NE Redmond Road
Redmond, WA 98053
www.redmond.gov/ParksRecreation/Farrel-McWhirterFarmPark
www.yelp.com/biz/farrel-mcwhirter-farm-park-redmond

Savrika Tea: More than 190 Varieties of Premium Teas

Savrika Tea helps Kirkland residents kick back and relax with a warm cup of tea inside a modern atmosphere. Inside the tea room, trained tea hosts can help you find the best options from a selection of more than 190 varieties of premium teas. Varieties include white and black teas, green teas, herbals, decafs, and flowering teas. Among those varieties come such flavors as butterscotch candy, bourbon vanilla, dragon chai, and English breakfast.

Once you pick your flavor, your made-to-order beverage is served from the cup or pot. You can also enjoy a selection of light snacks. If you want to enjoy a warm cup of tea at home, purchase a tin of Savrika’s loose leaf tea and other fine tea accessories including a three-piece travel mug that features a strainer to make your loose leaf tea for on the go sipping.

Savrika Tea
115 Kirkland Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 298-0847
www.savrika.com
www.yelp.com/biz/savrika-tea-kirkland