Be Part of Art in the Park at Parkadilly

Local artist Gabi Phillips will be facilitating the recycled art project for the Parkadilly event on July 23rd at Lake Sammamish Park. Participants will help create a piece made entirely out of recycled materials such as plastic bottles and plastic shopping bags. The art piece, designed by Gabi, will be a blooming tree which will grow as more participants make and add flowers to the tree.  Gabi hopes to convey the importance of the recycling motto “Reduce – Reuse – Recycle” and encourage sustainability through her amazing art. So kids of all ages are welcome to come and help us grow the tree while enjoying a fun family event! We need bags and bottles for this activity. Please drop them off at the Recology Store in Issaquah at 317 NW Gilman Blvd. We need several volunteers to help Gabi at the event. If you would like to help, please sign up...

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Welcome New Corporate Supporter – The Grange!

Welcome New Corporate Supporter – The Grange!

For the Farmer in All of Us™” That’s the rallying cry of The Grange here in Issaquah, one of the newest corporate members of FLSSP and a co-sponsor of Parkadilly at Lake Sammamish on July 23. The Grange is a full-service fuel station pumping diesel, propane and 100% ethanol-free gasoline. The Grange is also a full-service lawn and garden store, a horse tack and supply store, a work and western wear store, and a feed store including dog and cat food and supplies.  You name it, they’ve got it along with expert advice — that’s probably why they’ve been around since 1934! Visit them seven days a week at 145 NE Gilman Blvd., Issaquah. Check it out at...

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Parkadilly Returns July 23 with Headline Entertainer Tim Noah

Parkadilly Returns July 23 with Headline Entertainer Tim Noah

Emmy-winning children’s entertainer Tim Noah will head an all-star line-up of music and dance at this summer’s Parkadilly at Lake Sammamish kids’ concert, fair & fun! Also on stage will be Ian Dobson and his Caribbean steel drums, teaching kids how to drum along with him. Hoopsmiles will give a dizzying performance of hula hoop wonders, then share hula hoops with the audience to let them test their own skills. And back by popular demand from 2016 are the Rhythms of India Bollywood dancers who will invite the crowd to move along with them. The children’s fair had nearly 2,000 attendees last summer. New activities will be added this year included a community build of an art sculpture created from recycled materials led by Materials Artist and Environmentalist Gabi Phillips. Parkadilly is a free event for the whole family (with daily park admission or Discover Pass). Plan a day in the park noon- 5 p.m. Sunday, July 23. Junior Ranger programs, a nature scavenger hunt, trampolines, kid-centric booths, children’s story times, costumed characters, concessions and more are all part of the fun. Don’t miss the raffle and a chance to win four passes to Disneyland! Thanks to title sponsor Virginia Mason Issaquah and presenting sponsor Bright Horizons. For more information, contact director@flssp.org...

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Parkadilly on July 23 Now Accepting Vendors and Sponsors

Parkadilly on July 23 Now Accepting Vendors and Sponsors

Parkadilly at Lake Sammamish, kids’ concert, fair & fun returns Sunday, July 23 for its second year. The Eastside’s premiere children’s fair had more than 2,000 attendees last summer. With the new playground and a renovated Sunset Beach, we expect an even bigger crowd this year. And that means more activities for all! Title sponsor Virginia Mason Issaquah was first to step forward for 2017. Bright Horizons preschool is a presenting sponsor. Co-sponsors include Highlands Kids Dentistry, The Grange, Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites and the Issaquah Arts Commission. Only a few more sponsors will be accepted. Vendor applications for booths are now being accepted. Just 30 vendors representing children’s activities, education and services will be considered, in addition to healthy-option concessionaires. For more information, contact operations@flssp.org. All proceeds from Parkadilly will benefit future park...

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