Feel Good Friday: A Shamrock Run, Summer Camps, and Pancakes

Kirkland’s Shamrock Adventure Run

Get fresh air and have fun during the 2021 Kirkland Shamrock Adventure run and scavenger hunt on March 13. Runners will start and end at Kirkland Urban’s Plaza Way. They will have an hour to collect tickets from participating retailers on their route and submit tickets at the end and receive their medal. Tickets will go into drawings for prizes to be drawn and mailed. To ensure no crowding, you must sign up for a time slot at registration and practice social distancing guidelines. The event is presented by Orca Running, Lake Washington Physical Therapy, and Kirkland Urban. Get more info and register here. (P.S. Dogs can join, too!)

Friends of Youth Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Friends of Youth has been going strong in King County for seven decades. COVID-19 isn’t going to stop the celebration fundraiser that will be held virtually March 26. All are welcome. Homelessness is on the rise due to COVID; resources are needed now. Register for the event here.

Science Summer Camps Are a Go

The Pacific Science Center announced this week that in-person and virtual tech summer camp programs will be offered throughout the region. For example, kids can take fun classes like Candyology, which is being held at Kirkland’s St. Thomas and sheds light on the chemistry that creates candy. More here.

Giving Feels Good — and With Tokki It Feels Great

Seattle-based company Tokki offers customers not only sustainable gift wrapping but also a unique digital alternative to conventional tagging. Founded by Jane Park, this woman-owned, BIPOC, and fair-trade-supported business also curates many products from women entrepreneurs and BIPOC retailers. More here.

Make Soufflé Pancakes

These super light and seriously fluffy soufflé pancakes are simply heavenly. Clouds of meringue, sifted cake flour, and chilled batter help give the cakes the high lift! Pour the batter into muffin rings, placed on a stove-top pan. Finish them off with a generous drizzle of barrel-aged pure maple syrup. Get the recipe (and more) here.

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