Britt over at Seattle Parks and Recreation was kind enough to send me a list of the free or nearly-so family events (and one fundraiser) happening this summer at the Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center.Â The first one is coming up THIS WEDNESDAY. *bounce bounce bounce*
$1 Super Summer Economy Busters
Big Bounce Bonanza
Ages: 12 & under
Bounce your way down to Ravenna for our 3rd annual Big Bounce Bonanza! Big and little kids will have age appropriate bouncers along with other activities guaranteed to wear â€˜em out!
6/30 Wed 1â€“3 p.m.
Ages: 5 & under
Ahoy mateys! We be a meetinâ€™ at 11 a.m. at Ravenna fer adventure as you hunt fer hidden treasure. Lads and lasses, come dressed in yer finest pirate garb and be prepared fer some swashbuckling fun, grub, and kiddie spirits
7/22 Thurs 11 a.m.â€“1 p.m.
Annual Kids Carnival
Ages: 12& under
A Ravenna tradition! Celebrate summer with your friends! Laugh and play while you enjoy carnival games, a bouncy toy, face painting, bingo, and lots of fun!
7/14 Wed Noonâ€“2 p.m.
Final Fling/Playground Birthday Party
Salute goodbye to the summer and help us celebrate our playgroundâ€™s 2nd birthday! Balloon Buffoon will be on hand to create his impressive balloon creations! Barbeque dinner and cake provided.
8/25 Wed 6â€“8 p.m.
Fantastic Family Fun at Ravenna
Chalk it Up for the Community Garden
A first-of-a-kind event here at Ravenna-Eckstein, the Chalk it Up Event is a fundraiser for our Community Garden Project. Itâ€™s simple! Teams of one or more purchase a 5â€™ x 5 â€˜ space on our hard court play area at the back of the center. This yearâ€™s themeâ€¦ of courseâ€¦ is â€œHow I grow my Garden…â€ Join us for an evening of family fun, farm to table food, creative energy, and a little community building! Registration forms available on June 28.
7/28 Wed 6â€“9 p.m.
Activity Fee: $25, Teams of 1 or more.
National â€œNight Outâ€
â€œNight Outâ€ is a national crime prevention event. It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our community. It is a great chance to learn about crime prevention, while also celebrating your community and spending time with your neighbors. Meet firemen and policemen and explore a real fire truck and a police car!
8/3 Tue 6â€“8 p.m.
Activity Fee: Free
Wacky Western Wednesday
Ages: 12 & under
Attention cowboys and cowgirls! Throw on your best western attire and cowboy duds and head on over to the community center! Eat some good olâ€™ fashioned cowboy chow, and come ready to party like cowboy, minus the campfire! Special guests include a mobile petting zoo (complete with a pot belly pig, goat, donkey, chicken, and bunnies) and pony rides on miniature and regular horses!
8/11 Wed Noonâ€“2 p.m.
Activity Fee: $3