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Event Picks, June 2008

Published on: June 01, 2008

Put down that remote! This summer, families in Snohomish County can keep track of their running, walking and jumping around and get a nice reward every week they participate. The Get Movin’ program kicks off Saturday, June 7 at the following times and locations: 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at Everett Mall, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at Alderwood Mall, and 2–4 p.m. at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. Get a registration packet and tracking calendar, T-shirts, giveaways and prizes. And if you drop by Alderwood, stay for the Hi! 5 Fitness Expo. Everything is free — all you do is supply the energy.

Support a beautiful piece of urban forest on June 28 at the sixth annual Party in the Park. There’s a 5K/10K fun run and walk, plus pony rides, a cake walk, face painting and fishing pond; the party runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hungry? Show up early for pancakes (8–11:30 a.m., $5/plate). From 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., mounted drill teams will entertain the crowds. Most activities are free, and donations to the Bridle Trails Foundation are encouraged. Bridle Trails State Park, Northeast 53rd Street and 116th Avenue Northeast, Kirkland.

Believe it or not, it’s farm season again. The South 47 Farm, a close-in outfit that grows its gorgeous crops using organic methods, kicks the growing season off right with a Welcome Back Farm Celebration, June 14–15, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Drop by for stories with Storytelling Steve, live music, refreshments, a farm animal meet-and-greet, and wagon rides through the fields. If you’re up for it, pick seasonal fruits and veggies, too (or buy some at the farm stand). The celebration’s free. Corner of Northeast 124th Street and Woodinville-Redmond Road, Redmond. 425-869-9777,


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