Calendar: January

Jan. 1 

Free State Park Day

It’s time for a new start. A fresh slate. It’s a refreshing feeling, isn’t it? Starting a new year can be like pressing a reset button to stop and reconnect with yourself. And what better way to refresh your mind than getting out in the fresh air? Take advantage of the first free state park day of the year, and get into the refreshing outdoors! discoverpass.wa.gov

New Year’s Day at W Bellevue

You might be feeling a little groggy when you wake up on Jan. 1 after a night of celebrating the start of the new year. Don’t worry; the W Bellevue understands and wants to help you out. Join in for an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet that will cure your holiday hangover! eventbrite.com

Jan. 4 

Worst Day of the Year Run

It’s the Worst Day of the Year Run! But, actually, it will be a lot of fun. Runners and walkers of all levels will come together at the McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell, dressed in winter-themed costumes (if you wear one, you’ll get a free beer) to run for a cause. Each runner registered equals one tree planted. And after the run, hit the after-party, which will include a costume contest.  worstdayrun.com

Jan. 10-12 

OrcaCon

OrcaCon is a weekend devoted to board games and the people who can’t get enough of them. If you’re a lover of games, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with like-minded folks. orcacon.org

Jan. 11 

Bridle Trails Winter Running Festival

If you’re looking to win at those health and fitness related new year’s resolutions, you’re going to want to consider signing up for the Bridle Trails Winter Running Festival. There are multiple race options to choose from that will fit almost any skill level. bridle.seattlerunningclub.org

Jan. 11 

Feed Christmas Trees to Goats

Wondering what to do with that Christmas tree? Well now, getting rid of it can be just as fun as when you found it. Farmer Frog in Woodinville invites you to feed your tree to adorable goats. See their Facebook event page for more details. heirloomcookshop.com

Jan. 15 

Post-Holiday Real Food Reset

Heirloom Cookshop in Snoqualmie wants to help you be healthier this new year. Join its post-holiday real food reset class led by certified nutritionist Anisa Woodall, who will show you how to say goodbye to sugar and carb cravings by saying hello to nutrient-rich, real food. heirloomcookshop.com

Jan. 16-19 

Tacoma RV Show

It’s Washington’s biggest RV show. Whether you’re looking to buy, or just curious about the RV life, you’re welcome to stop by to browse hundreds of RVs on display. tacomarvshow.com

Jan. 16 

Village Theatre Presents: She Loves Me

It’s the start of a new show at the Village Theatre, and this time it’s She Loves Me, a musical romance inspired by the hit movie You’ve Got Mail. Get your tickets now, and get ready for a memorable night! Show runs through Feb. 23. villagetheatre.org

Snowshoeing Basics

The Snoqualmie YMCA is able to offer free REI classes thanks to Snoqualmie REI. And this time, it’s offering free lessons on snowshoeing basics. If you’ve ever been curious about snowshoeing, you won’t want to miss out on this. Check Facebook for more information.

Jan. 18 

Preschool Preview

ParentMap invites you to learn about preschools in Bellevue. It’s free and fun for the whole family. There will be face painting, balloon art, and even fossil digging from Rock Solid Science, plus snacks will be provided. parentmap.com

Chateau Winter Showdown

Crossfit Chateau in Woodinville is hosting its 2020 Winter Showdown. It will be a day of physical feats and fun — for everyone. You can sign up to participate or stop by to cheer on the participants. cfchateauevents.com

Bus to Leavenworth from Everett for the Ice Festival

Enjoy all the fun of the Leavenworth Ice Festival without the stress of driving in traffic. Just hop on the bus, courtesy of Adventures Around the NW, and get ready to be swept away by the magic of the Leavenworth Ice Festival! facebook.com/pg/adventuresaroundtheNW

Jan. 19 

The Promise of Spring

The Bellevue Botanical Garden will host the National Perennial Alliance’s lecture and event, The Promise of Spring. Get the inspiration you need to get your garden ready to bloom in spring! There will be multiple speakers, prizes, and a plant sale that features winter-blooming perennials. bellevuebotanical.org

Jan. 20 

Free State Park Day

Guess what? It’s another free state park day! Keep the momentum going on your New Year’s resolutions by getting outside for a great hike, or just a day of exploring a nearby park with your family. discoverpass.wa.gov

Last Day of Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink

With the close of the holiday season comes the close of the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink. This will be your last day to lace up and hit the ice. Make plans with your family and friends to get down to the ice before this opportunity melts away. bellevueicerink.com 

Be the Light: A Tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Edmonds Center for the Arts is hosting a Martin Luther King Jr. event. Enjoy music, spoken word, and dance as you pay tribute. General admission is $12, and $5 for students. edmondscenterforthearts.org

Jan. 24 

Harry Potter Trivia at Wine & Design

Wine & Design in Snohomish will be hosting its first Harry Potter trivia night of the year. Enjoy painting and all things Harry Potter, while sipping on delicious wine with friends! facebook.com/pg/wndsnoho

Jan. 25

We Will Rock You: A Benefit for KPC

The Kirkland Performance Center is putting on a concert to support all of the work they do to support the local arts community. Long Live Rock will be performing hits to take you back in time. Rock out to Queen, Led Zeppelin, Journey, and more — all for a good cause. kpcenter.org

Jan. 26 

Weddings in Woodinville

Is a wedding in your future? Then you won’t want to miss Weddings in Woodinville — exclusive wedding venues in Woodinville wine country will open their doors for brides- and grooms-to-be. Explore its decorated venues, and imagine the possibilities. weddingsinwoodinville.com

Run or Wine 5k 

Close out the month with a fun and scenic run through beautiful Woodinville wine country. Participants will enjoy a beer or wine tasting after their 5k — definitely worth the sweat. run2befit.com

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