What’s on this Weekend?

Here are a couple of events worth checking out this Saturday, September 15th.  Both are fun and, better yet, both are free!

Good Fest at Redmond Town Center (noon-5pm)

Bring the whole family along to Good Fest, Redmond Town Center’s annual children’s festival and largest kid-geared event of the year.   Kiddos big and small can try their hand at mini-golf, score a balloon animal or two and jump aboard a (free!) train ride.  There’s also live music throughout the day, featuring popular kids’ groups:  Brian Vogan & His Good Buddies (noon), The Not-Its (2pm) and Recess Monkey (4pm).  There’s also a Monster Search.  I’m not completely sure what this is, but I’m determined to find out, and I’ll let you know next week. 😉

While you’re at Redmond Town Center, check out the Redmond Saturday Farmers Market.  This Saturday the Seattle Humane Society’s Max Mobile will be setting up camp.  This bright yellow custom-built adoption bus visits local events and is full of loveable dogs and cats ready for on–the-spot-adoption.  How about grabbing a kitten to go with your market produce?

Pirate Day at Country Village (noon-4pm)

Country Village is a charming little treasure in Bothell, great for window shopping, rooster watching and just plain exploring.  Antique stores, quaint wooden walkways and old-fashioned carousels adorn the Village, adding to its ambiance.  There’s a playground with an old pirate ship and a little train ($3.50/ride), but the best part about the place are the ponds, tiny gardens and bridges where ducks, geese and roosters roam freely.  Grab a coffee and a treat (kid-sized lunches also available) at the Village Bean, a cozy little coffee house complete with a train table, mini play kitchen and an outside playhouse.  Check out Toys that Teach, and spend some time wandering around the grounds watching for ducklings and the occasional bunny rabbit.

This Saturday is Pirate Day at Country Village!  Stop by from noon to 4pm and take part in a Village-wide scavenger hunt with lots of giveaways and Pirate booty for the little buccaneers.  There will also be “real” pirates visiting the Village and lots of photo-ops!  Don’t forget your eye patch and wooden leg!


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