Celebrate Lavender and Farm Fun at Dr. Maze’s Farm! Activities include Mazes, Dr. Maze's Rubber Duck Races, and Bubble Friday (3:00). Our crafts table for the younger folks will be open Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5 (no charge). For those who want more challenge, we’ll offer lavender crafts on Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 12 and from 1:30 to 2:30 ($6-$10). Friday Farm Tots theme is Bees and Lavender ($8 Friday 10:30 to 11:30). Watch our own Roger Calhoon demonstrate the distillation of lavender essential oil (each day starting at 1:00). Visit our lavender plants to pick your own lavender, or select a bunch in the farmstand, where you can also browse our lavender starts and Dr. Maze's Botanicals. Take a break from activities for refreshments. We’ll be featuring lavender lemonade and lavender tea. Sit back and enjoy a tractor ride tour of the farm. Don't forget to visit the farm animals! And be sure to bring your camera. Please check our web site for times and prices.
Redmond Derby Days is a summer festival including kids parade, grand parade, family entertainment stage, live music, bicycle Criterium, food, carnival, beer and wine garden and fireworks finale!
- Friday Night Live, July 13
- Parades, entertainment, bicycle Criterium, food, beer and wine garden, and firework finale on Saturday, July 14
- Sunday Concert in the Park featuring LeRoy Bell, Sunday, July 15
Something for everyone, and we'll be celebrating the City's Centennial as well!
For more information, visit www.redmondderbydays.com.
The City of Issaquah Arts Commission and 4Culture shows free films at 7 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Historic Train Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. in Issaquah.
This month it's “Bluebeard” from 1944.
John Carradine stars as Gaston, a 19-century Parisian puppeteer who also happens to be a wanted serial killer in this suspenseful adaptation of the Bluebeard legend. Gaston has high expectations of his models, and when they fail to please him, he strangles them. The lovely young model Lucille (Jean Parker) learns of Gaston's evil ways and vows to bring the monster to justice.
Explore the Audubon BirdLoop at Marymoor Park with a professional guide July 14 on an slow-paced Saturday morning walk created especially for families with young children.
Learn to spot the bright yellow American Goldfinch by listening for its “potato chip” call. Walk an easy path through a summer meadow as swallows swoop over grasses higher than your head. Search in the Mysterious Thicket for Cedar Waxwings and the flashy Rufous Hummingbird. Then expect a scolding from a Marsh Wren while you look on the lake for ducklings and watch for eagles soaring overhead.
Leading the walk will be Brian Bell, a well-known birding trip leader and co-author of the field guide Birds of Washington State (Lone Pine).
The free, two-hour walk starts at 10 a.m. at the Audubon BirdLoop kiosk off of parking Lot G in King County’s Marymoor Park in Redmond. (Parking is $1.) Families can easily leave the walk at any time.
Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Bring binoculars if you have them, as well as water and any snacks you need. A portable restroom is available near the start of the trail and there are permanent restrooms elsewhere in the park.