May 21, 2016

Kids Who Live In King County Find Fun At The Kids Quest Children's Museum

Fun is waiting for youngsters who live in King County at the Kids Quest Children's Museum. Designed especially for children, this place of play focuses on young imaginations. Exhibits are hands on encouraging exploration and creativity.

The Backyard section was built for toddlers aged 1 to 3. There’s a puppet theater, train table, blanket forts, leaf climber and more. Many different puppets are waiting to come to life and star in their own play or musical. Miniature train engineers won’t want to leave the locomotive and cars travelling the tracks. And, after a trip to the Blanket Fort area little Bellevue residents are sure to re-create the scene once at home. With all the opportunities to climb, energy will definitely be expanded on the Leaf Climber.

Water is a part of everyone’s world. The Waterways exhibit brings this life element to the forefront, and is broken down into activities for all age groups and skill levels. The littlest Bellevue residents will delight in splashing around seeing how objects can sink or float in the Central Stream. Youngsters learn about gravity and energy conversion at the Hydrologic and Pipe Fountain sections.

The Garage provides fun for all ages including adult visitors. Pretend to drive away on a full size Peterbilt truck. In the Service area, an interactive map shows the distance the vehicle can travel on a full tank of gas. Building is in process in the Construction Zone and Construction Yard. The Ball Wall is everyone’s favorite, bringing a new dimension to this classic round toy. Here balls are maneuvered about with pulleys, levers, wedges and wheels. Where they tumble and roll is anyone’s guess.

With so much to see and do, families should consider purchasing an annual membership. Think of all of the educational opportunities that await with unlimited admission. Plan a trip to Kids Quest Children's Museum today.

 

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May 21, 2016

Upscale Dining Awaits Snohomish Property Owners At The Repp

Fine dining awaits Snohomish property owners at The Repp. This upscale establishment has an impressive menu filled with entrees designed to delight everyone. Patrons love to indulge with the filet mignon or chicken gorgonzola. Bacon wrapped scallops, prawn risotto, ravioli with sage butter and the goat cheese fritters are also relentlessly raved about. Happy hour at The Repp occurs daily from 3 to 6 p.m. with drink and appetizer specials. There is no better way to top off a hard day of work then to stop into the Repp for a specialty cocktail and plate of beer battered mushrooms. Candlelight provides a gentle glow to individual booths and tables providing a sense of comfort and privacy. The soft ambiance at this Snohomish property is perfect for those celebrating a special anniversary or just wanting to indulge in a romantic evening.

Friday and Saturday nights bring local live music to The Repp. A variety of sounds are played including soulful jazz,classic blues, edgy and easy rock as well as an occasional soloist or duet performance. Musical acts perform on an elevated stage providing excellent viewing for all patrons in the restaurant. Connoisseurs of fine wine may want to plan on trying the Repp on a Sunday when bottles are on special for half off. Restaurant hours are Tuesday through Sunday 3 to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 3 p.m. to midnight. Closed on Mondays. Those living in Snohomish or near by need to experience this tried and true venue. Reservations are recommended for the weekend.

 

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May 20, 2016

Enjoy The Downtown Art Scene While Strolling About Kirkland Real Estate

Explore art galleries, studios and creative businesses on downtown Kirkland real estate each second Friday of every month. From 5 to 8 p.m. doors will be open encouraging art enthusiasts to stroll along on this self-guided tour. Art stimulates the senses and the second Friday's evening activity is perfect for dates nights and outings with family and friends. The Art Walk provides quite the inspiration for aspiring youthful artists and those who are simply young at heart. And, for those newly dating, the laid back atmosphere of the Kirkland Art Walk is a perfect setting to ease any first or second date awkwardness.

During the stroll visit various Kirkland real estate establishments showcasing a variety of art genres. There is always something new at The Parklane Gallery with their ever changing exhibits. The Howard/Mandville Gallery boasts one of the larger collections in the Puget Sound area near King County homes. Here guests will find sculptures, paintings and other works of art by locally and nationally acclaimed artists. Interested parties may even get their portrait painted while they wait at Crush Footwear. And, whimsical reality contrasts within itself on display at The Grape Choice. Live music can be heard throughout downtown providing a friendly fun ambiance to be enjoyed by all.

Participating in an art walk is a great way to get out and about learn about the local community. Map it out and mark every second Friday on the calendar for the Kirkland Art Walk, and make it a monthly excursion.

 

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