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Spanish Playgroup with Miss Mia

Spanish Playgroup with Miss Mia

We are excited to have Miss Mia from Casita Mia hosting a Spanish Playgroup at the Curious Bear this summer. 
The playgroup will meet every Monday June 24th - August 19th with no class on July 8th. 
This parent-child class is geared towards 3-5 year olds, but older and younger siblings are welcome to join in as well. Miss Mia will help your littlest language learners learn Spanish through 45 minutes of singing, stories, rhymes, and games all in Spanish!
We all know summer can be a busy time so Miss Mia is offering a $10 drop-in rate option or you can pre-register for all summer classes and receive a $10 discount at her website:

https://casitamiaspanish.com/enroll
Ann Wiley
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Recycle Your GloPals!

Recycle Your GloPals!

GloPals became a shop favorite from the moment we opened our first box.

These amazing sensory cubes come four to a pack and light up once immersed in water and then lose their light immediately once taken out of water. Each cube has 8 hours of 'glow time' that allows you to have plenty of disco party baths, sensory bin time and more! After all their shine has gone, it leaves us (and our kids) wanting more.

Recently we learned that these awesome light-up cubes are recyclable. To make recycling GloPals easy for you and your family, we will recycle them for you! For every four pack of used GloPals brought into the shop, we will take 10% off your next pack (or more) of GloPals! 

If you would like to recycle GloPals on your own please visit www.recyclenation.com and search for 'button batteries' along with your zip code. Be sure to take time and learn more about what and where you can recycle different household items while visiting their website as well!

Get your shine on and take care of the planet! It's a win-win!

Ann Wiley
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Fircrest Color Run

Fircrest Color Run

Join in on the fun this May 18th for the 1st annual Fircrest Color Run 5K AND Kids Dash! The 5K will begin at 9AM at Regents Park and then weave throughout Fircrest. The Kids Dash will run 1/4 mile around Regents Park and begin at 10AM. Medals will be given to all 5K finishers and ribbons will be provided to all participants of the Kids Dash.

The Fircrest Color Run will not timed this year because it's all about FUN! You’ll be free to run, jog, walk, or bunny hop along the course! Strollers are also welcome and there will be water stations available along the race route. If this is your first color run, be prepared to be covered in an array of colors and remember that life is too short to not be silly and have fun, so grab a crazy wig, get a tutu and let the fun times begin! 

This event is open to the public and all proceeds benefit Whittier Elementary in Fircrest. The Whittier PTA joined forces with the City of Fircrest with a goal to raise enough money to provide field trips for all their students.

Along with the races there will be a raffle for a 3 month family membership that was donated by the Morgan Family YMCA. This amazing raffle item is open to current YMCA members as well so be sure to enter for your chance to win!

Visit www.fircrest5k.com for more information

 

 

Ann Wiley
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2019 Golden Teddy Awards

2019 Golden Teddy Awards

It's that time of year! Time to show the love for your favorite local businesses and when you're going for gold, love wins! We love our customers and hope you feel the same about us. If you do, it's time to show it. ParentMap's annual Golden Teddy Awards are here and we need you to share us as one of your top picks for the best Puget Sound resources for parents. Please nominate us as one your favorite Seattle-area businesses. 

VOTE!! When you do, you'll be entered to win over $1,000 in awesome prizes. Nominations run April 3-14!

Vote now: http://bit.ly/2CyfBkB

Ann Wiley
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Call for Workshop Instructors!

Call for Workshop Instructors!

With the addition of our new permanent workshop space between Paper Luxe & The Curious Bear in Fircrest/Tacoma, we’re excited to start holding additional creative workshops (for adults & children!) and are looking for qualified, experienced instructors.

Do you have experience teaching children or adults and have a special talent or skill you’d like to share? If so, we’d love to hear from you here!

Workshops that we have held in the past, as an example, include hand lettering, calligraphy, succulent and floral arranging, wreath making, watercolor, painted family portraits, and jewelry making. We are very open to similar ideas and completely new ones!

We’re excited to hear from you and look forward to reviewing your application! Click here to submit your application today. We will get back to you within 1-2 weeks.

Jennifer Luna
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Mini Maestros at University Puget Sound

Mini Maestros at University Puget Sound

If you've been looking for a fun way to introduce your kids to musical instruments and more, Mini Maestros at University Puget Sound has you covered. Every spring they offer an informal concert series that is created for kids ages 2-8. 

The first three "informances" are held at the  University of Puget Sound's Schneebeck Concert hall at 2:30pm on Sunday afternoons. The first will be on January 13 followed by another in February and March. Each "informance" focuses on a section of the symphony and has an instrument petting zoo available one hour before each concert.

The final concert is in May and features the full orchestra performing Peter and the Wolf by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. Peter and the Wolf tells the story of a young boy and the adventure he has with his animal friends. Each character of the story is portrayed by a different instrument or group of instruments and is a delightful way to engage kids in a concert setting! Although there is no instrument petting zoo available at the final concert, this is a great experience for kids to see a live orchestral show.

For more information and tickets: 

https://symphonytacoma.org/youth/family-concerts

Ann Wiley
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Weekly Story Time!

Weekly Story Time!

Join us every Tuesday for our weekly story time! Each week will have a new theme and involve a super fun story, songs, snacks and more. Completely FREE and open to the public! Hope to see you and your little ones each week.
Jennifer Luna
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