Edmonds Kind of Play: Saturday ‘Celebrate Schools’ run/walk and kid-friendly Home Depot workshop

Jen Marx
Jen Marx

It is time to get ready for the “Can you believe it’s?” Can you believe its October already, Halloween already, almost Thanksgiving, the week before Christmas?. All of those phrases are on deck as this time of year seems to be never ending parade of people, food, and things have to buy.

It does always seem to go by so fast you haven’t put the fake spider webs away before you have to commit to your Thanksgiving cooking obligations or give a list of toys your kids will like to the family out of town. I really can’t believe it’s October, but the seasonal Halloween stores and aisles of “fun size” candy prove that it is indeed no longer September. Is it me or have the colds seemed to have rolled out early this season? I blame it on being cooped up indoors so much due to all the early rain, because both of my kids missed some school already! Even though it’s colder but not a holiday yet, there is still some great stuff to do. And believe it or not, the forecast for the weekend a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the mid 60s!

This Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Alderwood Mall, you can participate in the “Celebrate Schools! 5K Run/Walk.” The event is chock full of activities, there is a Kids Fun Run before the 5K, children’s activities provided by Radio Disney, Lego, and American Girl, and a Battle of the High School Bands. Coincidentally, my friend and favorite co-worker, Maury Eskenazi, will emcee all of these events. Maury, who will definitely add to the festivities, hosts “The Locker Room” on FOX Sports 1380. There are many ways to register for the event, which benefits The Edmonds School Foundation. You can register HERE, visit Campbell Nelson VW/Nissan on Oct. 4 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. to get your registration packet ahead of time, or register the morning of the event from 7-8 a.m. at The Alderwood Mall.

Who: Everyone
What: Celebrate Schools! 5K Run/Walk
When: Saturday, Oct. 5
Where: The Alderwood Mall, 3000 184th St. S.W., Lynnwood

Some things seem to good to be true and when they do, I call for confirmation! It is confirmed that the Home Depot, on 99 and 205th, by Costco, is having a Free Kids Workshop this Saturday. At the workshop, kids not only get to make their own Fire Rescue Plane but they also receive a “certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin.” C’mon, what’s cuter than a workshop apron? You can drop in anytime between 9 a.m. and Noon but the website warns that the event is a first come first served and will run until supplies run out. They prefer you register HERE so they can get a good idea of how many people will be there. That is a good link to bookmark because they hold these workshops on the first Saturday of each month.

Who: Kids ages 5 to 12
What: Free Kids Workshop to build a Fire Rescue Plane
When: Saturday, Oct. 5, between 9 a.m. and noon.
Where: Home Depot, Aurora Village, Hwy 99 and North 205th Street

I feel like it’s only fair to talk about Lowe’s on 196th Street in Lynnwood, as they also do events like this. Their next “Build and Grow” event, on Oct. 12, is already full, as they require pre-registration and then close the event after it’s full. I wanted to make sure that was right, I called and was informed that the hour long events are only open to those that preregister, it is not a drop in event, like Home Depot. You can keep track of any future Build and Grow events HERE.

Also, if you have gotten questions about the government shutting down and weren’t exactly sure how to explain what it really means for everyday life, you are in luck. This article, with a video Q&A, has lots of info for your curious kiddo. I feel like I am always answering one question or another and I am always open to getting a lil’ back-up!

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