Edmonds Kind of Play: Ways to enjoy Friday’s no-school day, plus soccer, starlight beach walk

Jen Marx
Jen Marx

I don’t know about you, but Seahawks Fever has hit my house. I mean, we did Blue Friday and watched the games before, but the chants of “We’re going to the Superbowl” can still be heard around here. While this is Blue Friday, it is also a Non-Student Day in the Edmonds School District and if you hadn’t already made arrangements for your kid to do a mini-camp or other event, the weather is on your side.

It is supposed to be sunny and in the 50s Friday and if you need to get the kids out of the house and to a park, it is going to be “hang out and check Facebook on your phone” weather and not “death grip on your coffee weather,” or for us non-coffee drinkers, “death grip on your Facebook” weather. Edmonds Elementary, 1215 Olympic Ave., has a great track that works for bike riders or in our case a bike rider and a little brother trying to catch the bike rider. Edmonds has a lot of great parks to choose from for days just like this, so Good Luck and remember next week has five full days of school scheduled!

Another session of Kids Love Soccer starts up this Saturday. I can’t say enough good things about Kids Love Soccer, but I’ll try. First, coach Ian is amazing. He is one of those people who keeps his cool demeanor no matter the challenge, and the kids not only enjoy themselves but they are learning the sport! There are different classes for kids between ages 2 and 10 and this session is held in the gym at the Frances Anderson Center. Kids Love Soccer is the perfect activity for a busy family looking to get the kids out of the house because the commitment doesn’t extend from the class times.

Who: 2- to 10-year-old boys and girls
What: Kids Love Soccer
When: Jan. 25 through Feb. 22
Where: Frances Anderson Center Gym, 700 Main St., Edmonds

One of our favorite parts of living in Edmonds is being so close to the water. It’s not only is beautiful, but low tides show it is full of all kinds of amazing creatures. On Monday, Jan. 27 there is a Starlight Beach Walk where you can see some of those creatures first hand. Join the Beach Rangers and the WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers to check out the low tide “under the stars.” This free event starts out at the Olympic Beach Visitor Station and runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. —  all you need is a flashlight and the appropriate clothes for a winter evening. The night wraps up back at the Visitor Station with “hot beverages to take the chill off.”

Who: Everyone
What: Starlight Beach Walk
When: Monday, Jan. 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Olympic Beach Visitor Station, 200 Admiral Way in Edmonds, at the base of the fishing pier.

In checking the Community E-Fliers at the bottom of the weekly e-mail I get from my son’s school, I was reminded it is time to sign up for softball/baseball. Pacific Little League is already registering boys and girls ages 5 to 15 for T-ball, softball, and baseball. We have done T-ball through PLL before and have had a very nice experience. In fact, last year we were all signed up and when we unfortunately needed to cancel, we were met with polite assistance along the way. Registration ends for some divisions as early as Feb. 18, so now is the time! Visit PacificLittleLeague.com for registration and check out the flier HERE.

— By Jen Marx

Jen Marx, an Edmonds Mom of two young boys, is a traffic reporter by dawn and writer and PBJ maker by day. She is always looking for a fun place to take the kids that makes them tired enough to go to bed on time. You can contact Jen with your local event at play@myedmondsnews.com or find her trying to make sense of begging kids to ” just eat the mac n cheese” at SnackMomSyndrome.com. If you have a kid-friendly event you’d like to share, email her at play@myedmondsnews.com.


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