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weekend picks: Schack Art Center's treasure hunt

Erika’s Phase 2 weekend picks for Aug. 1 and 2.

An artsy treasure hunt, virtual Viking fitness, and more.

Every weekend Erika Bigelow picks five fun family activities.

Schack Art Center Float Find (Treasure Hunt in the Park)

Sat, Aug 1, Various parks, Everett, FREE

Ten to 20 Frisbees will be hidden at three or four undisclosed Everett park locations early in the morning each Saturday in August. At 10 a.m., Schack Art Center will update their webpage with the name of the specific parks where the Frisbees were hidden for that day. Seekers may then go and search. When a Float Find Frisbee is found, the finder can simply bring it to Schack Art Center during operating hours and exchange it for a beautiful glass float of their choice. Seekers must wear masks in the parks and keep safe social distance from others. Please be mindful not to damage wildlife or vegetation during their search.

Run Like a Viking Virtual Challenge 5K/10K/Half Marathon

Sat, Aug 1 Registration fee: $35

Let the Nordic Museum inspire you to keep moving and remain active, while having fun with your friends and family! For five weeks (starting July 25) during a virtual summer celebration called “Nordic Sol: Nordic by Nature,” participants can choose between a 5K, 10K or half marathon. Log your miles as you run outside, walk on a treadmill, bike, kayak, or skateboard.  Whatever way you move counts toward your mileage. Bonus points if you do it while dressed like a Viking! All entrants will receive a custom “Run Like a Viking T-shirt, downloadable racing bib, and two general admission tickets to the National Nordic Museum.


accesso ShoWare Center Outdoor Cinema

Fri/Sat, July 31/Aug 1 6:30 & 9:30 p.m.

Head to Kent this summer for a fun outdoor film series held in the rear lot of accesso ShoWare Center. This Friday, Toy Story (PG) will be playing, and on Saturday you can enjoy Harry and the Hendersons (PG).

Admission based on the number of seatbelts in the car. Visit the website for more information.

Toddler Muffins

It’s never too early to learn how to cook. Let your little one help with these easy (and delicious) mini muffins by measuring, mixing, and scooping the batter. Then add one of four different ingredients, such as blueberries and chocolate chips. Or you can mix and match, and find a flavor your family likes the best!


Guided Meditation for Children – Your Secret Treehouse

Have you been looking for tools to help your child with anxiety or sleep? Try this 15-minute soothing audio, while imagining a favorite fort up in the trees, and learn tools that can help bring some calm.

About the Author

Erika Bigelow

Erika authors the weekly Stay-At-Home (nee Going Places) column. She lives in Seattle with her husband, three human kids, two furry kids and a school of fish. When she's not scribbling, cooking or chauffeuring, Erika enjoys running and reading, although not simultaneously.