Seattle June 6, 2006

Get Out and Play

WHOOSH! As you'll probably hear, the Blue Angels are in town this coming weekend. Head to the Museum of Flight for kiddie activities or stake out a lakeside spot early so you can see the planes loop-di-loo over Lake Washington. On Wednesday of next week, you can save a bundle of money by heading over to Merry Go Round in Bellevue. Bring the plastic and pick up coveted new gear and furniture for Junior. End that evening in the U District with a free concert from the Dusty 45's, a cool band that you and your kids can groove to.

Sweet Savings
Merry Go Round's Summer Sale
If you've had your eye on a kids' bedroom set, a fancy stroller or car seat, now is the time to pull the trigger and buy it. Furniture from the likes of Natart will be discounted, as will highchairs, strollers, car seats and gliders. Also, if you buy a crib, the store will give you _ off the price of the mattress. Woo hoo.
When: Wednesday, August 9, through Sunday, August 20; regular store hours
Location: 1014 116th Ave. NE, Bellevue (near NE 8th St.)
Savings: From 10% and up
Info.: 425.454.1610

Music to Our Ears
The Dusty 45's Play at University Village
Enjoy $3 tastes from the Village restaurants while listening to this well-known local band. The songs employ elements of rock-n-roll with soulful and funky twists. Kids are welcome, just not in the beer garden.
When: Wednesday, August 9, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: University Village, at the intersection of 25th Ave. NE and NE 45th St., in the U District
Cost: Free
Info.: 206.523.0622

Better than TV
Blue Angels Activities at the Museum of Flight
The highlight of Seafair's air show is undoubtedly the Navy's daredevil Blue Angels crew. Watch these sleek planes take off and land near the Museum, the Blue Angels HQ for the weekend. Kids can craft Blue Angels objects dart and marvel at the special lego displays. Note: I-90 will be closed at times over the weekend.
When: Thursday, August 3, through Sunday, August 6; most activities start at 10:00 am (check web site or call for the most updated information)
Location: 9404 E Marginal Way S (exit 158 off of I-5)
Cost: Free with museum admission (adults, $14; children 5-17, $7.50; under 4, free)
Info.: 206.764.5720




Full Tank Foods
Stop into Whole Foods any weekend during the month of June and you, and more importantly, your kids, will have a chance to sample Full Tank Food's Secret Agent entrees (so yummy it's hard to believe they're actually healthy). You might even snag one of their neat-o t-shirts. For their complete sampling schedule, click here.