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Are you 13 – 19 years old? Do you enjoy music, dance, theatre or art? Want to purchase tickets to any of these activities for $5? Every month, you too can join hundreds of Seattle-area teenagers who use TeenTix to attend arts events for just five bucks.
For more info or to get your TeenTix pass, head over to the TeenTix website.
Shop the Redmond Saturday Market on Saturdays, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm from May to October. Located on the western edge of Redmond Town Center, you’ll find an average of 85 vendors, including farmers, nurseries, crafters, and great lunch choices. Redmond Saturday Market is the oldest open-air market on the Eastside. The public market comprises local farmers, gardeners, artists, craftspeople & food specialists.
Everything at the Redmond Farmers Market is made, grown, or produced in the state of Washington. The market offers a great selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, herbs, beautiful cut flowers, baked goods, jams & jellies, honey, dips, sauces, cheese and a huge variety of handmade arts and crafts. There are several lunch choices-including tamales, pizza, sausage sandwiches, crepes, popcorn, & shaved ice. Many of our farmers are certified organic, and some available food items are gluten-free.
If you are interested in supporting local agriculture and getting easy access to the freshest produce the Puget Sound region has to offer, join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program! CSAs are a very simple agreement between you and a local farmer. You pay an upfront “subscription fee” directly to the farmer and each week during the growing season, the farmer packs a “farmers-market-in-a-box” just for you (usually mid-June to late-October). The money goes directly to the farmer and the food goes directly to you. Program lengths range from 14-25 weeks at $10-40 per week, depending on the size of the box.
Each farm’s CSA program is slightly different. Most Puget Sound CSA programs begin in June–sign up soon to get your first choice of program. For information on finding a program that works for you, go to the King County CSA information page.
Each SELF Magazine’s Health and Beauty Awards offers a list of the best budget-minded health and beauty products. The list includes best buy products $15 and under for hair, body, face, and makeup. We suggest you use this list to create a “Spa Day’ basket with a few of these beauty products for your Mom. It’s a way to encourage her to spend a little more time on herself! SELF magazine offers advice, tips, and tools for managing nutrition, fitness, food, diet, and health.
The Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival is the annual showcase by the Propeller Club of the local maritime industry and the important role it plays in the Puget Sound economy. Located on the Seattle waterfront, the weeklong celebration is anchored by Saturday Family Fun Day. Thrill to the power of the world’s biggest tugboat races! Enjoy the Waterfront Chowder Cook-Off. Don’t miss survival suit races, a boat building competition, FREE harbor tours, FREE Coast Guard vessel tours, kid’s activity center–including free wooden boat building, and more. The Downtown Seattle Waterfront is the place to be for the annual event.
Women’s health events during May in Bellevue and Seattle are part of National Women’s Health Week (NWHW), a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. It brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health and its importance. NWHW empowers women to make their health a top priority.
National Women’s Health Week encourages women to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases taking the following five steps:
One topic that has severely affected women around the world since its discovery is HIV/AIDS. So to coincide with Women’s Health Week, HealthForHer.org has put together an infographic (seen on right) detailing how the disease has affected women around the world. Some of the most compelling details covered include:
Click on the graphic on the right hand side of the page to see a larger view, or go to HealthForHer.org/std-sti/std-sti-commentary/women-and-aids-infographic/
Thanks to Teresa Mears for the heads up on NWHW: www.miamiflonthecheap.com
Participate in the Seattle Parks Department Bicycle Sunday, May to September when Lake Washington Boulevard is closed to motorized traffic from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. along Lake Washington Boulevard south of Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park’s entrance.
2013 Bicycle Sunday dates:
June 2, 16 and 30
July 7 and 14
September 1, 15 and 22
Nearby Seattle parks with free parking (from north to south along the Bicycle Sunday route):
ArtsWest theater and gallery in West Seattle aims for compelling theater and art productions that require conversation, improve the imagination, and promote cultural vibrancy. Single tickets are $34.50, but patrons 25 years old and younger can enjoy ArtsWest Seattle plays for just $15…always. The Box Office: is open Tuesday—Saturday, Noon—7pm and one hour before showtimes. For more information, call (206) 938-0339.
The ArtsWest theater and gallery is located near the southwest corner of California and Alaska Streets in the heart of the West Seattle Junction, 4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, Washington, 98116 (Google map). FREE PARKING is located directly behind ArtsWest on 44th Street SW. There are also several other free lots and street parking within walking distance from the theater.
ArtsWest has entertained over 225,000 visitors at over 500 theater productions and gallery exhibitions. Recently named on Opportunity Knocks’ list of Best Nonprofit Places to Work (the only winner in the state of Washington), ArtsWest is proudly supported by hundreds of individual donors and volunteers, the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture/King County, the Washington State Arts Commission, PONCHO, and ArtsFund, as well as dozens of corporate and foundation supporters. ArtsWest’s summer education program for students aged 8-21 is one of only 3 in the United States to have garnered 3 consecutive awards from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Seattle Tilth’s May Edible Plant Sale offers Seattle gardeners the largest selection of organically and sustainably grown vegetable starts. This event is essential for the discerning vegetable gardener, providing over 50 varieties of tomatoes and 20 varieties of peppers, rare and heirloom veggie varieties, an extensive selection of culinary herbs, edible flowers, and drought tolerant perennials. These plants are hand-selected by the Seattle Tilth experts to perform well in our Pacific Northwest climate. Most veggies are $3, herbs and flowers $4.
Be sure to review Hot Tips for Shopping the Edible Plant Sale before you head out.
Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) celebrates the independent comic book specialty shop with a free comic book give away. Receive at least one free comic at participating stores the first Sunday in May. Thousands of comic book shops exist in North America alone. Each shop is unique in its community, with a style and personality [...continue reading Free comic book first Sunday in May at participating stores]
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