Play Date! Great Family Events and Deals in the Sammamish Area

Here are fun activities and some sweet deals for the whole family this upcoming week.


Oct. 6: Preschool Story Time at the

  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • For ages three to six with adult caregiver. Siblings are welcome.
  • Enjoy fun stories, music and activities designed to build early literacy skills and support creative learning.
  • Cost: Free

Oct. 7: Waddler Story Time at the 

  • 10 to 10:45 a.m. and 11 to 11:45 a.m. (same program both times)
  • For ages nine months to two years with adult caregiver. The age limit is enforced.
  • Enjoy stories, signs, puppets, movement and music designed specifically for new walkers.
  • Program starts promptly. Arrive on time so you don't miss any of the fun.
  • Cost: Free

Oct. 8: Flashlight Night at Dr. Maze’s Farm’s Corn Maze in Redmond

  • 6 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Bring a flashlight and enjoy a spooky stroll through the corn maze.
  • Dr. Maze’s Farm is located at 15410 NE 124th St. in Redmond.
  • Questions? Call 425-869-9777
  • Cost: $9

Oct. 8 & 9: Sammamish Art Fair at  and the

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • where there will also be live entertainment and refreshments.
  • Outside, take part in the community web yarn project and chalk walk and check out the Junk Chime.
  • Lots of fun, kid-friendly activities to enjoy next door at the Sammamish Library. On Saturday, kids can learn to felt a bar of soap from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. and join in a magical musical adventure from 3 to 4 p.m. On Sunday, watch a performance of Mrs. Periwinkle and Possum from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. and Yo! Ho! Ho! The Pirate Show from 3 to 3:45 p.m. and from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m., enjoy a craft activity especially for kids. 
  • Bring donations of .
  • Cost: Free

Oct. 11: ParentMap Education Extravaganza at the  in Bellevue.

  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Parents are invited to hear presentations by experts on parenting and education and receive information on local schools and education programs. Learn how to fund your child’s college education, how to form positive school and family partnerships, how to manage your tween’s use of everything from cell phones to computer games and how to find the right elementary for your child.
  • There will be several kid-friendly activities and you are welcome to bring your children to the event. 
  • Click here for more information and to register online for a chance to win a $2,500 tuition credit or tickets to the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker. 
  • Cost: Free

Sweet Deals


  • Deal: Delicious packs of “day old” cupcakes
  • Need a special snack for a play date? Get a four- or six-pack of New York Cupcakes delicious cupcakes for half price! Look for the day’s assortment in the store in pre-packaged containers.
  • Good Through: Ongoing

at Crossroads Shopping Center Store Closure Sale

  • Deal: 40 percent off everything in the store, including toys, craft activity kits, books and their inventory of comfortable and well-made European shoes for kids.
  • Good Through: Come in this week for the best selection.


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