Movember High Five & Gala Party- November 30th

Virtual high five to MoTeam Tera Apartments for your support this moustache season by raising $395 so far this Movember.

Also, everyone is invited to the end of the month Seattle Gala party. This is great way to close out the 30-day journey with amazing local community. The event is hosted by our good friends at Tavern Hall – Movember 30th @ 6 p.m.
* Here is the link for more information –

Growing a moustache or committing to MOVE for 30 days is no small feat and we appreciate you being part of the Movember family. Keep enjoying the ride and thank you for helping us change the face of men’s health.

Wishing you & yours a happy Thanksgiving, nothing more fun than having a flavor savor on turkey day!

p.s. – Last day of donations, for 2015 rankings, is Dec 9th & our generous partner Visa Checkout is matching all donations made up to $25 (once per donor) for anyone that uses Visa Checkout to make a donation. It’s a great way to turn a $25 donation into $50 before the end of the season!

Kirkland Winterfest & Tree Lighting

The Kirkland Winterfest Holiday Tree Lighting and Music Festival will take place on Sunday, November 29, 2015 from 2-6 PM, in Marina Park, Downtown Kirkland.

There will an afternoon of performances, bonfires, carols, kids’ activities, games, Santa arrival, refreshments, food, and the annual tree lighting ceremony marking the beginning of the Winterfest Celebration.

Turkey Trot This Weekend

Be a part of our community’s annual tradition as 1,500 people come together at Hopelink’s 15th Annual Turkey Trot to have fun and support a good cause.

Walk up registration and festivities for the 5K fun run & walk from Marina Park to Carillon Point and back begin at 9:00 a.m.
This amazing community event brings friends and families together for a morning of fun and festivities that include a fair at Marina Park with food trucks, music, balloon art, face painting for kids of all ages, and a photo booth!

Marina Park, Kirkland, WA
25 Lakeshore Plaza Drive
Kirkland, WA 98033

Skip the morning lines on race day and pick up your t-shirt and bib early.

Find us at:
Fred Meyer
12221 120th Ave NE
Kirkland, Washington 98034
6:00 PM. – 9:00 PM Friday, November 20th
10:00 AM – 6:00PM Saturday, November 21st
Walk up registration will also be possible at Fred Meyer.

9:00 AM Registration open
9:00 AM Fair/Booths open
9:45 AM Walk up registration closes
10:00 AM Run starts
10:15 AM Pre-Registered packet pick up closes
10:20 AM Final walkers & runners must be at the starting line
12:00 PM Fair ends
If you opt out of packet pick up on Friday or Saturday, please be sure to arrive on Sunday morning with enough time to check in, get your t-shirt (if you want it before the trot begins) and get to the starting line.

Downtown Kirkland has street parking as well as lots. We expect 1,500 people on race day – so please arrive in time to find a good spot.

The 520 Bridge will be closed most of this weekend. However, the Westbound section will reopen at 11:00AM on Sunday morning.

Click here more information.

The Bellevue Collection: Unparalleled Shopping Experience

For an unparalleled shopping experience look no further than The Bellevue Collection. The Bellevue Collection is clean, well maintained, and offers something for the whole family. The third floor features a large play area just for kids, while mom and dad can relax at one of the nearby restaurants.

Shopping at The Bellevue Collection is a joy all on its own thanks to the array of shops. No matter what you’re after, whether it’s high end clothing and accessories, sporting equipment, electronics, home wares, The Bellevue Collection has it. With its prime location, The Bellevue Collection is surrounded by a number of fabulous night spots where you can have dinner and drinks. From casual dining to elegant upscale eateries, you are sure to find the perfect place to cap off your fun-filled day of shopping. The Bellevue Collection also offers ample parking.

The Bellevue Collection
575 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 454-8096

Belle Pastry: An Authentic French Patisserie

Bellevue locals know that for expertly prepared French pastries, quiche, and coffee, Belle Pastry is the place to go. Since 2003 owner Jean-Claude Ferre has been filling its big glass cases with piles of flakey, buttery croissants, stacks of jewel-colored macarons, and decadent slices of chocolate mousse cake, and the crowds of customers who descend on the shop each day have signaled their approval.

The shop itself is bright and cheerful, and a line of small tables offers a pleasant place for you to enjoy a cup of coffee and sweet little treat. If you're in search of a heartier meal later in the day, know that Belle Pastry offers a line of quiches that make a nice lunch on the go, or you can pick up a freshly baked baguette to accompany your dinner at home.

Know that Belle Pastry is happy to do bulk and custom orders, too, so don't hesitate to call if you want something special to celebrate a graduation or birthday.

Belle Pastry
10246 Main Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 289-0015

Where to Get Pumpkins!

Fall is in the air (hooray!) and what better way to celebrate the season than to spend a day out with family and friends at a local pumpkin patch! Check out this extensive list of options throughout the Puget Sound:

Children Play and Learn at KidsQuest Children’s Museum

Little ones splash and learn at the same time at KidsQuest Children's Museum, at least in the Waterways exhibit. It's one of local parents' favorite spots to explore with their kids, and it's no wonder why. This watery playground is distinguished by a pipe fountain table, where kids use their problem-solving skills to route a stream of water through interweaving plastic tubes. They can also splash around at the Contraption Table, where kids see firsthand how water becomes energy as it gushes out of jets and through water wheels.

Younger kids will probably be content to play at the train table. Miniature replicas of locomotives chug across bridges and through tunnels as youngsters interact with their fellow engineers. Nearby, budding architects can build blanket forts, prospective thespians can put on a puppet show, and parents can transform their kids into characters with water-based face paint (or you can let your child do it himself).

KidsQuest Children's Museum
4091 Factoria Mall SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
(425) 637-8100

Saddle Up for Riding Lessons at Farrel-McWhirter Riding School

If you've never been horseback riding, then you've never experienced the feeling of being truly one with nature. Riding high above the ground, you get to explore your surroundings with your four-legged companion.

For novice and expert equestrians alike, the Farrel-McWhirter Riding Facility is a great way to get away from it all. The riding school offers year-round horseback riding lessons for children and adults with instructors dedicated to your improvement. Here, instructors track your development so that you'll undoubtedly improve with each class, becoming more and more advanced. If you don't want to commit to regular lessons, just bring the family along and take a meandering ride through the forest, where you and your family can spend some time together and with these magnificent animals.

Farrel-McWhirter Riding School offers a range of programs. Check the website for more details!

Farrel-McWhirter Park
19545 NE Redmond Road
Redmond, WA 98073
(425) 556-2900

Kirkland Summerfest

Check out all the fun and festivities this weekend at Kirkland's Annual Summerfest celebration!

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Summer in the Pacific Northwest Young Artists Exhibition 4pm–10pm
scrumptious food Marina Park Food Truck Plaza 4pm–11pm
Marina Park Beer & Wine Garden Live Music on the Marina Park Main Stage

Saturday, August 8, 2015
11am–7pm along Lake Street & Park Lane KidsZone Fun for all ages with activities, and rides
Touch-A-Truck cool vehicles to sit in, honk the horn and imagine driving Visit, shop and dine
unique Vendors & Exhibitors
Live Music on the Lake Street Stage
Art on the Lane juried art exhibition

11am–7pm in Marina Park
Summer in the Pacific Northwest Young Artists Exhibition Art in the Park open studios and art
activities for the whole family
Kids fitness course, yoga and Disney play area

2pm in Marina Park
Kirkland Rotary Club’s annual Puget Sound Duck Dash

4pm in Marina Park Seattle Synchro performance

11am–10pm in Marina Park
scrumptious food Marina Park Food Truck Plaza

11am–11pm in Marina Park
Marina Park Beer & Wine Garden Live Music on the Marina Park Main Stage

Kirkland Classic Car Show

A favorite annual summer event returns to downtown Kirkland this weekend. The Kirkland Classic Car Show hosted by the Downtown Association and Legends Car Club.

SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015 4:30 p.m. TO 11 p.m.


SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015
10:00 a.m. TO 7 p.m.
CAR SHOW 10 a.m. TO 4 p.m.
BEER GARDEN/MUSIC 11 a.m. TO 7 p.m.
LIVE BANDS 4 p.m. TO 7 p.m.

More information at

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