|Seattle April 29, 2008
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Welcome to the Playhouse
Excited parents, caregivers, and kiddos have been peeking through a Greenwood Ave. window for weeks; they're drawn by the orange, purple, and green décor. Finally, with Saturday's grand opening, theyŐll get to walk through the doors to playmatters. Valerie Anker (pictured right), a child development expert, dreamed up the space. Her plan is to give families a place to get together where adults will be social and kiddos will have a blast. "You can only go to each otherŐs living rooms so many times," Anker says. "Especially in Seattle, where it rains, people need a place to go." The biggest and best playroom in town is filled with a train table, Lego table, play kitchen, work bench, puppet theater, dollhouse, easel, wooden toys and puzzles, and more tools for dramatic play, art, and small motor skills. Sit on a bench surrounding the open playspace perimeter, sip a cup of coffee or juice from playmatters, or bring in lunch. Become a member for the best rates, or stop by on a drop-in basis. Anker has several workshops scheduled, and plans to become a venue for community members with kiddo-centric talents to share. Expect to be invited to hear musicians, meet authors, and enjoy a craft classall for family and friends to enjoy together.
Did we mention admission is FREE this Saturday for the Grand Opening?
Happy PEPS Day! Yes, in honor of 25 years of spectacular service, Mayor Nickels has proclaimed April 29 PEPS Day! We hope to see a boatload of you at the PEPS Luncheon today (it's not too late to attend!). Come early for coffee and stop by the RT booth to say "hi" (and snag a giftbag!). If you can't make it to the luncheon, here are a few cool suggestions from the peeps at PEPS to celebrate the day.
Seattle and Eastside Neighborhood Round-Ups: You're going a little stir-crazy at home and have logged myriad hours at the tugboat at Bellevue Square? Why not explore some of the kid-friendly shops, activities and restaurants at a neighborhood near you? Read more.
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sponsor: Green for Good
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