“The Redmond Academy of Theatre Arts” is the only musical theatre organization dedicated solely to children’s theatre in the city of Redmond, Washington. Since our inception in 2011, we have provided quality singing, dancing, acting, and technical theatre education as well as performance opportunities for students ages 3 and up. We also provide affordable, quality entertainment to our community audience members. Our scholarship program offers full and partial scholarships, allowing all children to participate regardless of their financial needs. We actively seek out students in need within the Lake Washington School District who may not otherwise have access to theatre classes or camps. We have offered free and reduced-price Summer Camps and classes for every student who has requested one since our inception.

Birthday parties where we provide costumed characters and sets/prop decorations as well as teaching a song and dance to guests is also available. Our vision is to be able to provide all students in the Redmond, WA area with quality theatrical education and performance opportunities regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or ability to pay. This includes providing a new “Black Box Theatre” where students and audience members alike can experience theatrical performances in an intimate environment.

-from Kelly Willis, The Redmond Academy of Theatre Arts
18001 NE 76th St., Ste #100
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: 4258812773
Online: https://www.redmondacademy.org/

KidsQuest Children’s Museum is all about providing hands-on learning opportunities so children can continue playing while also giving our community the chance to grow, explore and connect once more! Research shows that play is critical to the healthy social, emotional, and cognitive development of children, so we are putting kids first and providing a variety of learning choices for their caregivers to support growth. The Museum overcame many challenges during the pandemic and continued to serve the community through educational resource kits, online learning, and afterschool activities—80% of these materials and programs were offered at no cost. This is what KidsQuest does best: hands-on, interactive learning with real materials that serve to uplift our youngest community members and their families. KidsQuest is here for you, so we can all get back to playing and exploring! Head to our website for all new Fall programming coming soon and book a birthday party today to celebrate a loved one complete with add on activities plus access to all 25+ innovative exhibits. Keep an eye out for FREE programming like Story Time and Science Hour returning this fall, as well as in person classes that are sure to intrigue kids ages 4-10. Love of learning starts here!

-from Putter Bert, KidsQuest Children’s Museum
1116 108th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: 425-637-8100
Online: http://www.kidsquestmuseum.org

Nori Teriyaki Mukilteo is a local woman- and minority-owned restaurant in the Mukilteo, Lynnwood, Everett community that serves authentic classic Chinese food, traditional Japanese food, iced bubble tea, sushi, delivery chinese food, and Asian fusion. Our mission is to serve up delicious, filling, and family meals at a bargain price.

Our top values are customer service, accommodations, and respect for tradition and ingredients. We shop locally as often as we can and ingredients are always fresh (we shop fresh everyday due to increased demand). We know we serve a wide variety of customers, so we do our best to be as inclusive as possible. We began offering vegetarian/vegan meals for our plant-based community one year ago. Due to our dedicated service to our customers, we are known as one of the top vegan restaurants in the area now! Our next goal is to become one of the best restaurants in the entire service area. Find us on the web on our website or through our social media platforms. Please continue to give us your continued support!

-from Judy Kim, Nori Teriyaki Mukilteo
12502 Mukilteo Speedway UNIT 104
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: (425) 290-7755
Online: https://www.noriteriyakimukilteo.com

Kobe Teriyaki University Place Chinese Food is a traditional teriyaki restaurant serving the University Place, WA and Tacoma, WA community. We boast an expansive menu that includes all the favorite Chinese food classics, authentic Japanese food, sweet bubble tea, sushi, and bento boxes. Due to increased demands for our food, we’ve now added two delivery partners and vegetarian/vegan options on our menu. If you’re looking for vegetarian Chinese and Japanese food in the Tacoma area AND to have it delivered to the comfort of your own home, Kobe Teriyaki is the number one choice in the area.

Our owner’s vision embraces the core values of hard work, customer service, and respect. Ilsuk, through his many travels in East Asia, has strengthened his culinary palate and has placed all his wisdom and knowledge into the food that he makes. He prides himself on the authenticity of his food and the love and tenderness he puts into every dish he serves. As a veteran chef, Ilsuk knows that the food he serves keeps people coming back. For this reason, he ensures a filling, delicious meal with our excellent customer service. Make sure to check out our website for more information!

-from Ilsuk Kim, Kobe Teriyaki University Place Chinese Food
4324 Bridgeport Way W
University Place, WA 98466
Phone: 2534602771
Online: https://www.kobeteriyakiuniversityplace.com

Host a High School Exchange Student

When you open up your heart and home to an exchange student, you are doing much more than making their dream come true! Host families come in all different shapes and sizes, including families with and without children, single parents, empty nesters or same-sex couples.   Host siblings are eligible for a grant for iE’s German Immersion Program.

Hosts Provide:

  • A permanent bed for 5-10 months
  • Three meals a day.
  • Reasonable transportation.
  • A willingness to include the student in your day-to-day activities such as family dinners.


Students Provide:

  • Their own spending money for all personal expenses
  • Their own medical insurance to cover injuries and illnesses while they are on exchange in the U.S.
  • A willingness to be an active part of your family, school, and community.


iE Provides:

  • A local coordinator for ongoing support and guidance throughout the exchange experience.
  • Orientations for all students and host families.
  • An emergency line answered by an iE staff member 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Monthly email communication including timely and helpful suggestions, reminders and important information.


Contact Shawna Krueger for more information via  s.krueger@international-experience.net

-from Shawna Krueger, International Experience
Phone: 425-334-0274
Online: https://ie-usa.org/

Founded in 1994, Waterways Cruises and Events continues to provide distinctive cruising experiences on Seattle’s lakes and Puget Sound. Family owned and operated, Waterways has grown from a single yacht for private charters to include four beautiful dining and entertainment yachts, accommodating over 60,000 guests per year for weddings, corporate events, special celebrations, and public dining cruises. For an Unforgettable Experience … Just Add Water!

-from Waterways Cruises, Waterways Cruises
2441 N Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: 2062232060
Online: https://www.waterwayscruises.com/


Are you  looking for an inter active and entertaining show for your whole family to have fun?  Look no further than the Seattle Family Magic Show presented and produced by long time theme park entertainer Raymond W.  For over 35 years Raymond has perfected the art of family entertainment at various theme parks, schools and theaters around the country.  His unique style combines comedy magic, storytelling, stage illusions, mind reading and lots of audience participation to create an engaging and inter active theatrical experience.

Back for another season at the Seattle Center, Raymond presents his popular monthly family magic show at the Seattle Center.  Admission is free.   This public show is a wonderful opportunity to see top notch magic without top Los Vegas ticket prices. Reserve your seats for this popular and charming magic show now.  For Show location, dates and details go to Seattlemagicshow.com


-from Raymond, Seattle Magic Show
Email: seattlemagicshow@gmail.com
Online: seattlemagicshow.com

Studio East Training for the Performing Arts has provided theater arts education for children ages 3 through 19 since 1992. Today, Studio East is one of the largest children’s theater training programs in the Seattle area, serving over 70,000 people annually. Studio East believes that the discipline, dedication, and teamwork required by theater arts teaches kids valuable skills that will benefit them throughout their lives. In keeping with this philosophy, Studio East strives to create opportunities for young people to discover and explore the performing arts through a variety of theater classes and workshops.

Theater education at Studio East falls into these categories:

• Quarterly after school classes

• Homeschool classes

• School break camps

• Summer camps

• Teenage intensive courses

• Mainstage productions for young performers and teenagers

• Summer musicals for young performers and teenagers

Studio East also produces StoryBook Theater. Introducing younger audiences to live theater since 1998, StoryBook Theater tours the Puget Sound region with 55-minute original musicals for both school field trips and the general public.


000000871-KM6HjBohzUvF4Q59tSv-from Lani Brockman, Studio East Training for the Performing Arts
11730 118th Ave NE Suite 100
Kirkland, Wa 98034
Phone: 425-820-1800
Online: studio-east.org
Facebook: facebook.com/STUDIO-EAST-Training-for-the-Performing-Arts
Instagram: instagram.com/studio_east_kirkland
Twitter: twitter.com/Studio_East


Ends+Stems is a meal planning tool that tells you what to cook! And, we do it in a way that reduces your food waste and saves money! I’m Chef Alison and I built Ends+Stems after my friends and community kept saying over and over “just tell me what to cook for dinner!” It turns out, that cooking isn’t the most stressful part, it’s deciding what to buy and cook that is overwhelming. It’s that hidden mental workload we carry. In addition, as a mom and a chef, I’m very concerned about the health of our planet and making sure my kids will grow up with clean air, water, and the cornucopia of foods I have known. Reports say that over 40% of food produced in the U.S. is wasted, and most of it, in our own homes. Parents care about this waste of food and money, but we’re often too busy for a sustainable overhaul. Considering these intermingling concerns, I designed Ends+Stems to help ease weeknight stress by writing delicous, quick, easy to cook recipes that fit together each week to use up everything you buy. The interactive grocery list makes shopping your favorite stores a breeze. The low subscription cost quickly pays for itself in reduced food waste!


-from Alison Mountford, Ends+Stems
Online: endsandstems.com

“Our 90-minute Family Treasure Cruises occur during the day–before 5pm. Ideal for birthday celebrations, they are interactive pirate ship cruises for all ages with a focus on kids. The cruises are aboard our brand-new, 50-foot Coast Guard inspected pirate ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge. You’ll get a pirate vest to wear during the cruise. You’ll be entertained by our band of merry pirates and our state-of-the-art sound system. Learn to talk and act like pirates. Children will each receive one toy from the ship’s treasure chest.

The climax of the trip is when we fire the ship’s water cannons at our rogue pirate who has been known to make off with our loot! All pirates get certificates at the end of the voyage. We typically cruise waters that are calm and scenic. Most of our cruises occur on Lake Union which offers a spectacular view of the Seattle skyline and Space Needle. Occasionally we pick passengers up in different locations. Pay close attention to the pickup location for the cruise you are booking.

Book individual tickets online. Call to book birthday party groups and to book Private Charters.”


-from Peter Ide, Emerald City Pirates
Phone: 206-639-8689
Online: emeraldcitypirates.com
Facebook: facebook.com/emeraldcitypirates
Twitter: twitter.com/EmeraldCityPyr8
Instagram: instagram.com/emeraldcitypirates