Here are some of the great things going on around town…
Celebrating healthy moms and their families while providing support, education and resources, this is the first WellMama Fair, organized by doula Bryna Sampey. The fair will feature a walk — a benefit for the Clark County Breastfeeding Coalition, entertainment, and a marketplace of mom-run businesses that encourage healthy families. Kazoodles is a sponsor.
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Walk starts at 9.
Where: LeRoy Haagen Memorial Park, NE 136th Ave. and NE 9th St.
- A Reason to Run
This 5k run/walk features a free half-mile run for kids. The scenic course begins at Marine Park and parallels the Columbia River. Kazoodles will be on hand at Marine Park until noon with activities for the kids who aren’t running at that moment.
The run, sponsored by Columbia Presbyterian Church, supports missions such as Clark County Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, Marshall-McLoughlin Community Connections in Vancouver, and the Beer-Sheba Project in Senegal, West Africa.
When: Saturday, May 11. Registration 8:30-9:30 a.m. Kids’ area 9:30-noon. Kids’ run 11:30 a.m.
Where: Marine Park, exit 1 off SR 14
- Mother’s Day Extravaganza
Local artisans from Made in Vancouver, USA present their first annual Mother’s Day Extravaganza Friday and Saturday at the Hilton. You can find art, jewelry, flowers, beauty products, décor, clothing, accessories, woodwork, treats and patterns. You can find mom a great gift made right here in Vancouver!
When: May 10 and 11, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Vancouver Hilton & Convention Center, 2nd floor
- Yo-Yo Club
Of course, don’t forget Yo-Yo Club right here at Kazoodles! Caleb and Matt are ready to take you to new levels of yo-yoing, whether you’re starting at the bottom or the top of the string. Kids and adults alike enjoy this monthly gathering of yo-yo enthusiasts. Free!
When: Saturday, May 11, 2 p.m.
Miss Mary has a great article published in the national site for neighborhood toy store love: The Woohoo Factor.