To get some fresh air, Bellevue residents could take a stroll around their neighborhood. Or they could head to one of the nearly 100 parks in the area for a game of baseball, a tennis match, or a lesson on botanicals. The extensive park system beckons locals to take advantage of the wide array of green spaces and activities in the area, many of which are free. It also holds regular events and leads programs that range from nature film viewings to crime prevention forums aimed at addressing delinquent squirrels.
Dizzy’s Tumblebuses both look like bright yellow school buses, yet they have never taken a kid to school. They don’t even have seats inside. Instead, their interiors are stocked with tumbling equipment, ball pits, and slides, and they make stops at schools, where they augment gym classes. These traveling fun-buses were invented by founder and mother of three, Dizzy, who has spent the last 10 years growing her company, trying to find parking spaces big enough for her buses, and testing out lesson plans with her own eager kids.
And in addition to the busses, Dizzy also created Dizzy’s Bus Stop, the company’s stationary facility. Despite its immobility, the facility hosts a bus structure inside that recreates the fun of the company’s popular Tumblebuses. Kids can clamber up a pint-size rock-climbing wall, jump on trampolines, and join in activities from dress-up to play dough sculpting. To accommodate a variety of little ones, the center offers drop-in day care, parent-supervised open play sessions, or preschool for tykes ages 2-5.
With a specialty in martial arts, the instructors at Bellevue School of Arts work closely with kids in pre-kindergarten through middle school to improve all aspects of their development. The after-school and summer programs give youth the opportunity to develop focus, self-esteem, and discipline during engaging activities. With more than 150 students currently enrolled, they offer a traditional, individualized and coordinated curriculum from grade to grade, with an emphasis on core subjects that range from piano lessons and fine arts to Chinese and tae kwon do. Tutoring services are also available to help kids with their homework during the school year and mischief lessons during the summer.
With a licensed team of registered nurses, home-care aids, companions, and caregivers, Family Best Care provides a variety of helpful, nonmedical services. Available services include running errands, performing chores, house sitting, filling out paperwork, and shuttling clients between destinations. Assistance for Alzheimer's and dementia patients is also available.
Tucked inside the Crossroads Mall, Signature Nails & Spa helps transform fingers and toes with detailed and luxurious nail services. Nail technicians wrap hands and feet in comfortable hot towels, allowing the warmth and steam to nurture and relax the muscles and skin. The spa's deluxe pedicure includes a reflexology treatment for the feet, further increasing the relaxing effects.
• At the Outlet on 4th store on Saturday, July 9 at 12 p.m. • At the Everett store on Tuesday, July 12 at 12 p.m. • At the Everett store on Tuesday, July 12 at 5 p.m. • At the Bellevue store on Monday, July 18 at 12 p.m. • At the Bellevue store on Monday, July 18 at 5 p.m. • At the Bremerton store on Friday, July 22 at 12 p.m. • At the Bremerton store on Friday, July 22 at 5 p.m. • At the Northgate store on Saturday, July 23 at 12 p.m.