Encourage Healthy Living! Check out YMCA’s Healthy Kid’s Day

Kid Preparing a bunch of healthy food for immediate consumption.The YMCA is an incredible non-profit that has been serving communities for a very long time.  A few years ago they rebranded their organization with the motto “For youth development, For healthy living, For social responsibility”.  They stay true their motto by hosting events such as Healthy Kid’s Day.  Their event page still needs to be updated for 2014, but we decided to go ahead and give you the scoop a little early. This year’s Healthy Kids Day is being held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 form 10am to 1pm. The event is free and open to the public, and does not require a YMCA membership to participate. YMCAs from all over the greater Seattle area participate in this event in a number of different ways.

In addition to YMCA hosted activities they bring in members of the community that support their healthy living mission. Meredith Matthews YMCA typically has horse mounted Police officers, Jamba Juice, and a giant obstacle course for the kids to play in. In past years the West Seattle YMCA sports inflatable rides, a dunk tank, and a even a giant climbing wall! No matter the specific activities, every YMCA promises a fun, active, safe, education event to families in Seattle. Our company helps to support this event by providing ‘in-kind’ donations that substantially decrease the cost of the event rentals for the YMCA. We believe that these types of events help support community health, which aligns with our own goals for event production and fun. See you on April 26th!

Do you have an upcoming public event that you would like help promoting? Email us at [email protected] with as much information as possible pertaining to your event and all related activities. We would be delighted to inform the masses regardless of whether we are helping to host your event.

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Wacky Whirligig Indoor April Fun!

Kids have a blast at this indoor inflatable bouncy house event.

Seattle is not know for it’s sunny Spring weather, and the phrase “April Showers brings May Flowers” couldn’t be more true for the beautiful Northwest.  Fortunately for those with cabin fever, several industries have adapted to the notorious rain by bringing their entertainment into the dry safety of the indoors.  Whirligig is one particularly great multi-week event hosted by the Seattle Center.   It starts a month from now, on Friday April 4th, 2014 and runs through Sunday April 20th. This annual event has been hosted by the Seattle Center for more than a decade. The event is hosted from 11am to 6pm and prices are extremely reasonable, $7.50 for an unlimited ride pass. There is a ticketing option as well, but if you plan on staying more than 20 minutes, your best bet is the pass. This well priced activity grants you access to 11 inflatable rides including inflatable slides, bounce houses, combo rides, and obstacle courses.  There is also a free Thursday option that allows unlimited use of the rides at no cost to participants, though be prepared to wait in lines.

In addition to the bounce house entertainment, there are a number of other close by paid and free activities. For free activities, there is typically an art station for children, and periodic entertainment on the main armory stage. The entertainment can range from school choirs, dance troops, magicians, and more. There a number of other exciting activities on the Seattle Center campus.  The Seattle Children’s Theatre is a great option for watching great renditions of classic plays and books. The Seattle Children’s Museum is located downstairs from Whirligig and in past years has offered a $1 discount to those that have purchased the Whirligig all day pass. The Pacific Science Center is located a short walk away from Whirligig and has both consistent and rotating exhibits on their large campus. There is an IMAX theatre as well that typically play stunning exploratory documentaries (as well as great theatrical movies) that are best viewed in this mind-blowing theatre.

The Whirligig Event is located on the main floor (Floor 2) of the Armory and is also the location of a newly remodeled Food Court. There are tons of great food options to choose from including my personal favorite, Skillet Street Food (try the Fried Chicken Sammy). There are also caricaturists, balloonists, and face painters around, with prices starting at $1. Make sure you check out the Whirligig Information Page prior to heading downtown. All this great fun will probably cause you start thinking about renting a bounce house this coming summer. Make sure you remember who brought you all the great Whirligig Fun!

Do you have an upcoming public event that you would like help promoting? Email us at [email protected] with as much information as possible pertaining to your event and all related activities. We would be delighted to inform the masses regardless of whether we are helping to host your event.

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