October 18th-21st at Puyallup Fairgrounds
November 30-December 2nd at Olympia at Faith Community Center: 7075 Pacific Ave - you can STILL register to consign for this Toy and Holiday event!
If you have children, are expecting children, or work with children, you simply can’t miss JBF’s twice-yearly events. 50,000 sq/ft of shopping & selling, and your best opportunity to buy (50-90% off retail) and consign (earn 65-70% in CASH) quality new & gently-used clothes, toys, strollers, furniture and more for your family!
Baby, Toddler, and School-age Clothing (current season only)
Girls sizes preemie – 16 (No Juniors sizes)
Boys sizes preemie – 20
Spring Sale: Easter
Fall Sale: Halloween & Holiday
Other Items Include: Furniture, Arts/Crafts, Strollers, Car Seats etc.
I love fun crafty ideas. Some stuff is just too skilled and takes years to learn to do right, like my friend who can sew anything. Other things, that take an eye for balance, maybe color and a little bit of time…that is more my bag. In an effort to keep my kids engaged, I try to do some interesting craft type things that have some hold-over value. It builds the fine motor skills, but is also something they can tell a story with.
This next craft is a Nature journal and is inspired by two things: Pinterest (of course) and a tweet I saw from @ThurstonTalk.
A nature journal is something you write down what you observe on your walks through parks, beaches, and even in your own backyard. By having children write down their own ideas of what is interesting, you can gain insight into what they find fun and it also builds critical thinking skills.
In Thurston County, the LOTT Wet Science Center has a FREE craft where you can create your own nature journal activity. Kids can make their own books Saturday, June 2nd between 10-4pm.
500 Adams Street NE
Then, you can take the kids on any number of trips later that day down in Olympia. (all ideas from the Thurston Talk website:
- Bird watching at East Bay
- Family Bike Ride
- Tumwater Historical Park for the NW Run for Rhett event. (It starts at 9, so the kiddos will have to make the books after)
- The water at Port Plaza
On Friday December 16th – 18th, from 9am-3pm view the gingerbread houses entered into the Annual Hampton Gingerbread House Contest. 1400 Trosper Road SW Hampton – Alzheimers Special Care Center offers prizes for both Youth and Adult gingerbread houses.
Entries are due on December 15th.
Call 360-786-6062 for more details
Sat. Dec 3rd from 9-4pm at River Ridge HS, the gift and craft fair palooza continues. Over 100 vendors offer an eclectic mix of arts and crafts. Fundraising proceeds benefit band students at River Ridge HS. So, come out in support of your local educational district and give the tuba players a break…I know the Tuba Players always get a bad rap…but seriously, this looks like fun!
350 River Ridge Dr SE
Looking for something to do on a Friday night that doesn’t include TV or a trip to the movies? Consider going to Wind Up Here in Olympia.(121 5th Ave SE) On October 28th, from 6-7:30pm, the are host a game night. They host several different game nights a month, from old fashioned games like chess or checkers to new and rotating games announced on their facebook account.
for their events page