365 Things To Do Around the Eastside

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Number 43 of 365 Things to Do Around the Eastside – Meet Woody Goomsba and Celebrate Christmas in a Bavarian Village

Ok, so this isn’t exactly Around the Eastside of Seattle, but it is still an awesome Holiday Event for the entire Family. Each December for the past 44 years the Village of Leavenworth holds hosts a Christmas Lighting Festival. This event has made Leavenworth world famous as “the Ultimate Holiday Town USA” from A&E Network.

Each weekend in December the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth hosts a Christmas Lighting Ceremony and Festival. For a complete list of Activities check out Leavenworth’s web site.

Christmas Tree Lighting Leavenworth WA

Christmas Tree Lighting Leavenworth WA

 


Be sure to meet Woody Goomsba, the Official Ambassador of the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth. He even has his own video that has gone viral on the interweb.

 

 

 

 

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December 6, 2010 Posted by | Family Activities, Holidays | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Number 42 of 365 Things to do Around the Eastside – Breakfast with Santa Claus

Number 42 of 365 Things to do Around the Eastside – Breakfast with Santa Claus

The Holidays have arrived in Redmond!

This year Redmond is hosting a Santa Breakfast! It is being held at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center on December 4 from 9:00 to 10:30 am. Enjoy a delicious Pancake Breakfast, Photos with Santa, Arts and Crafts.

Reservations are recommended – Limited seating available
Price: $12 (age 13+), $9 (Children & Seniors)
Ages 2 and under FREE with a paying Adult
Call 425-556-2300 or log on www.redmond.gov to register.

Redmond Lights

December 3, 2010 Posted by | Entertainment, Family Activities | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Number 41 of 365 Things to do Around the Eastside – Hanukkah Celebrations

Number 41 of 365 Things to do Around the Eastside – Hanukkah Celebrations

Hanukkah begins on December 1, 2010 at sundown. This 8 night Festival of Lights is full of Family activities around the Seattle Area.

You can find something to do for just about anyone. There are History Lessons, Gatherings, Dances, Concerts and lots of options for fantastic food.

I have heard about the Famous Latke Dinner and Hanukkah Celebration at Temple De Hirsch Sinai. This year it is coming up on Friday December 3, 2010 beginning at 6:00 with a Hanukkah Service followed by Latke Larry’s Famous Dinner. I haven’t made it to this event yet, maybe this year will be my time to check it out.

Latke Larry

Latke Larry

For a list of most, not all, but most Hanukkah Events check out the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle’s Events Calendar.

To all of my Friends that are begging their Holiday Celebration tonight…

Mazel Tov

 

Happy Hanukkah 2010

Happy Hanukkah 2010

 

 


December 1, 2010 Posted by | Entertainment, Family Activities | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Number 38 of 365 Things To Do Around the Eastside: Clydesdale Horses at Bella Bottega Shopping Center in Redmond

I know this is VERY LAST MINUTE, but the Budweiser Clydesdale Horse Team in going to be at Bella Bottega Shopping Center in Redmond until about 6:00 pm tonight.

If you are close by come on over and meet them in person. They will also be in the Torch Light Parade for Seafair tomorrow night in downtown Seattle


July 29, 2010 Posted by | Dogs, Family Activities, Outdoors | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Number 37 of 365 Things To Do Around the Eastside: Kirkland Classic Car Show

Kirkland will be hosting the 8th Annual Kirkland Classic Car Show this Sunday July 18th from 10:00 to 4:00.

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There will be 100’s of classics, hot rods and custom cars lining the streets of downtown Kirkland. It will bring back memories of your youth.

It’s always fun to check out how people have restored and painted their collectible cars.

The Kirkland Classic Car Show is put on by the Downtown Kirkland Association and The Legends Car Club

July 16, 2010 Posted by | Cars, Family Activities, Outdoors | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Number 36 of 365 Things To Do Around the Eastside: Free Outdoor Movies in Redmond

Tonight begins the 4th Annual Summer Movie Series sponsored by The Redmond Youth Partnership Advisory Committee. This summer there will be 7 outdoor movies and the best part is THEY ARE ALL FREE!!!

Movies start at dusk, about 9:30. Bring a picnic basket and blankets and make a night of it.

Tonight’s Movie is Iron Man and will be showing at the Great Lawn at City Hall, which is located at 15670

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July 9, 2010 Posted by | Entertainment, Family Activities, Outdoors | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Number 35 of 365 Things To Do Around the Eastside – The Rockets Red Glare Kirkland Fireworks

The Rockets Red Glare

As American’s gather to celebrate the 234th birthday of The United States neighborhoods, villages, communities, small towns, cities will be hosting festivals, parades, fairs and of course firework displays.

On The 4th Of July in downtown Kirkland along the waterfront will be a full day of activities.

The Kirkland Arts Center and Celebrate Kirkland will host a “decorate to celebrate” event at Marina Park Pavilion starting at 10 am.

The Kirkland Arts Center and Celebrate Kirkland will host a “decorate to celebrate” event at Marina Park Pavilion starting at 10 am.

The Childrens Parade begins at 11:30 on Sunday at the corner of Market and Central in downtown Kirkland.

The Annual July 4 parade starts at Noon on Sunday from Marian Park and travels along Central Way. The parade is presented by Celebrate Kirkland

Marina Park will be the place to spend most of the holiday. There will be live music, food and other festivities.

At 4 pm will be the Annual Duck Dash hosted by Rotary Club of Kirkland to raise money for the Boys & Girls Club, TeenCenter and many other important causes. Adopt a Duck to Support the Kirkland Community! Support the Kirkland community by adopting a duck for $5 or buying a value package of five ducks for $20. Every ticket includes 12 valuable coupons to use at Kirkland businesses like Hector’s, George’s Lucia, St. James Espresso, Wilde Rover, Ace Frames and more!

Special musical performance at 9 pm in the Pavilion at Marina Park will be provided by The Ex Box Boys.

The Main Event FIREWORKS will begin around 10:15

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July 2, 2010 Posted by | Entertainment, Family Activities, Outdoors | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bonus Item 365 Things To Do Around the Eastside: Farmers Market Schedule

Here is a Bonus for the entire Summer Season

List of Farmers Markets on the Eastside for 2010!

Bellevue Farmers Market


Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays, 3pm-7pm

May 13 – October 14, 2010

First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue
1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue

Bellevue Farmers Market

Bellevue Farmers Market
Saturdays, 10am-3pm

Jun 5 – November 20, 2010

Washington Square
10610 NE 8th St, Bellevue

Crossroads Farmers Market

Crossroads Farmers Market
Tuesdays, Noon-6:30pm
May 25 – October 5, 2010

NE 8th & 156th Ave NE, Bellevue

Issaqauh Farmers Market

Issaquah Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9am-2pm
Apr 10 – October 9, 2010

1730 10th Ave NW, Issaquah

Juanita Farmers Market

Juanita Beach Farmers Market
Fridays, 3pm-7pm
May 14 – October 9, 2010

9703 NE Juanita Drive, Kirkland

Kirkland Farmers Market

Kirkland Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 2pm-7pm
May 5 – October 13, 2010

Marina Park, Kirkland

Mercer Island Farmers Market

Mercer Island Farmers Market
Sundays, 11am-3pm
June 20 – October 17, 2010

SE 32nd St at Mercerdale Park, Mercer Island

Redmond Farmers Market

Redmond Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9am-3pm
May 1 – October 30, 2010

7730 Leary Way NE, Redmond

May 6, 2010 Posted by | Eating Out, Family Activities, Gardening | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 24 of 365 Things To Do Around the Eastside: The Flying Fortress B-17 Bomber ~ The Liberty Belle

B-17 Bomber - Flying FortressThis weekend you can go for a ride aboard The Liberty Belle at restored World War II B-17 Bomber at the Museum of Flight. This is a very unique experience that will be something to remember forever.

During WWII there were over 12,000 B-17 built between 1935 and 1945. About 5,000 were lost in combat. Today there are only 14 B-17’s that still are flying. The Liberty Belle is painted with the colors and the nose are of the original Liberty Belle that flew missions with the 390th Bomb Group of the U.S. 8th Air Force.

From the Liberty Foundation’s web site:

What’s the story behind the Liberty Belle?

On September 9, 1944 the 390th Bomb Group attacked a target in Dusseldorf, Germany and suffered its second largest single mission loss of the war. Over the target just prior to bomb release, one of the low squadron B-17s was hit in the Bomb bay by flak. The 1000 lb. bombs exploded and nine of the twelve aircraft in the squadron were instantly destroyed or knocked out of formation.B-17 Bomber Liberty Belle

Six of the nine went down over the target, one flew two hours on a single engine and landed at Paris, another “crippled plane” landed in Belgium and the other struggled back to its home base and landed long after the other thirty nine B-17s had returned from the mission. The one that came home was “Liberty Belle”, she went on to complete 64 combat missions before being salvaged on February 18, 1945.

The Liberty Foundation’s B-17G (SN 44-85734) has an interesting post-war history. Originally sold on June 25, 1947 as scrap to Esperado Mining Co. of Altus, OK, it sold again later that year to Pratt & Whitney for $2,700. Pratt & Whitney operated the B-17 from November 19, 1947 to 1967 as a heavily modified test bed for their P&W T-34 and T-64 turboprop engines. It became a “5-engine aircraft”, having the powerful prototype engine mounted on the nose! The aircraft was flown “single-engine”, with all four radial engines feathered during test flights.

B-17 Bomber Liberty BelleFollowing this life as a test platform, it was donated in the late 1960s to the Connecticut Aeronautical Historic Association in East Hartford. Unfortunately, it was heavily damaged on October 3, 1979 in a tornado, in which another aircraft was thrown onto the B-17’s mid-section. The wreck was stored in the New England Air Museum, CT from 1981 until 1987.

(photos courtesy of The Liberty Foundation Inc. 11564 East 7th Street, Tulsa, OK 74128)

The Flying Fortress with take to the sky above Seattle on April 24 and 25 from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm taking off from Boeing Field. The price for this priceless flight is $430 per person and you can make a reservation by calling 918-340-0243. Each flight experience lasts about 45 minutes, with 30 minutes in the air.

If you can’t get a reservation for a flight, you can still come out to Boeing Field for a ground tour and to watch the Flying Fortress to flight.

April 23, 2010 Posted by | Family Activities, Outdoors | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 20 of 365 Things to Do Around the Eastside: Dine in Your Car at Burgermaster

BurgermasterI love Burgers, Shakes and Fries. Load up the car and head to one of the 5 Burgermaster locations around the Eastside. It is a total retro experience, minus the roller SKATES (although it would be way cool if they still skated). You pull into a parking space, turn on your headlights and wait for one of the servers to come to your car to take your order. While you wait for your burger to be cooked to order, you can turn up the tunes on the radio and rock out.

Your food will be brought to your car on a tray, roll your window up a bit so the tray can hang off the window and dive into the fantastic food.

Their Burgers are some of the BEST around. Thick, Juicy, Classic and Tasty. The menu is short sweet and simple: Burgermaster, Cheeseburger, Hamburger, Baconmaster (my fave) and Burgermelt.  Each burger can be customized with your choice of condiments, but for purists order just as it is on the menu, the same way since 1952.

They have thick, creamy and smooth Shakes or even better TRY ONE OF THEIR MALTS!!! They have 10 traditional flavors of Shakes: Chocolate, Hot Fudge, Strawberry, Vanilla, Pineapple, Root Beer, Blackberry, Tom and Jerry, Coffee, Mocha.

The Onion Rings are some of the best around. Large, Crispy and made with real sliced onions.

There are locations in Bellevue, Mill Creek, Everett, Aurora and University District. Make it a quest to visit each one this summer.

Awesome Burgers!

Burgermaster

April 20, 2010 Posted by | Eating Out, Family Activities | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment