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Adventure Playground 2018

Categories: Events, Giving Back | Posted: June 21, 2018

Adventure Playground Mercer Island

Adventure Playground is a one of a kind play area that allows kids to create their own play adventure. Nestled in the wooded forest of Deane’s Children’s Park, children are provided toolboxes, various building supplies, safety items and the freedom to create build-it-yourself play zones with the guidance of Staff. It is a wonderful experience for children to use their imagination and works with others to create a one-of-a-kind tree fort.

JayMarc Homes and Mercer Island Parks and Recreation are excited to be partnering with the local organization YouthBuild. In 2010, YouthCare established a YouthBuild program, an evidence-based affiliate of a national model with over 260 programs across the county. Throughout their six months in the program, participants ages 16-24 earn a high school diploma or equivalent, gain skills needed to join the workforce, and give back to the community by building affordable housing. Approximately 40 students graduate each year with six industry certifications and 38 college credits.

Admission to Adventure Playground is free, but we encourage participants to donate to YouthCare at http://www.youthcare.org/give (d0n’t forget to leave a little note!) or help support the playground be donating building supplies such as lumber, nails, tools and rope. To learn more about donating supplies, contact C.J. Stanford at cj.stanford@mercergov.org.

 

Location: Deane’s Children’s Park (5500 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island)

If you are coming to Mercer Island to visit the playground and want to call first to be sure it has not been closed due to inclement weather or any other reason, please call the Community Center at 206.275.7609.

Days/Dates/Times: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday*, June 26th through September 30th*, 1 pm to 4 pm

*In September, the playground is open only on Sundays. The facilities will be closed July 15th and September 2nd.

Ages: The minimum age to participate is 5 years old. Children under 12 must be with a parent. Children must be 12 years of age to be left unsupervised. Parents are encouraged to stay and play with their children.

Required: Closed toed, hard soled shoes are required. No one will be allowed into Adventure Playground wearing open toed shoes such as sandals or crocs.

Recommended: Even though Adventure Playground will provide a toolbox and supplies, they strongly encourage participants to bring their own hammers during public openings. Also encouraged is sunscreen, insect repellent and drinking water.

Download Adventure Playground Rules.

 

  

We are happy to be collaborating with Mercer Island Parks and Recreation and supporting the local Seattle organization, YouthCare.

Adventure Playground 2017

Categories: Events, Things We Love | Posted: June 27, 2017

Adventure Playground Mercer Island 2017

The highly anticipated Mercer Island Summer event is back! Families from Seattle & the Eastside join forces at Deane’s Children’s Park to create one-of-a-kind tree forts to enjoy all summer long. Kids get to dive into the construction world with their own set of tools and safety equipment. From ladders and decks to rope swings and slides, the amount of creativity and imagination is endless.

Adventure Playground Schedule

Days: Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday
Dates: June 27 to September 27*
Time: 1 pm to 4 pm
Location: Deane’s Children’s Park (5500 Island Crest Way)
Fee: By Donation
Closed: July 2, 4 & 9 and September 3
* The park is only open Sundays in September

This year, we are excited to have YouthBuild participating in Adventure Playground! YouthBuild is a program put on by YouthCare, an organization who builds confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing a continuum of care that includes outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education, and employment training. YouthBuild is an employment training program that teaches youth newly acquired construction skills and building techniques. They often work on low-income housing at one of Habitat for Humanity’s local projects. YouthBuild has trained over 100,000 young people and built over 20,000 units of affordable housing.

YouthBuild will have participants helping out at the park throughout the Summer, so look out for their shirts! Their team will be a great guide to help the kids learn more about construction and assist in building their dream forts.

July 16-23 and August 13-20, all donations will go toward YouthBuild. 

 

Closed toed, hard soled shoes are required. No one will be allowed into Adventure Playground wearing open-toed shoes such as sandals or crocs. A tool box and supplies will be provided, but we encourage participants to bring tools and supplies.

Child Participation Waiver – it will cover your child for the whole Summer
Adventure Playground Rules

 

We want to see your tree fort creations! Share on Instagram by using the hashtag below. Happy Building!
Instagram: #AdvPlaygroundMI

 

Thanks to Mercer Island Parks and Recreation for creating and running this program! We are excited to have YouthBuild on board this year too.

Bellevue & Mercer Island Easter Events 2017

Categories: Events | Posted: April 10, 2017

Easter Events 2017

The Easter Bunny is hopping over to your neighborhood this coming Sunday, April 16th! Celebrate with your kids by stopping by a local Easter event in Bellevue or Mercer Island. There are fun events for all ages!

 

Bellevue

March 31st to April 15th – Bellevue Square Mall

Easter Bunny PhotosMonday – Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Come get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny!

April 15th – Bellevue Community Center

Lunch with the Easter Bunny: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $3 admission for each child includes a small lunch and activities.

 

Mercer Island

April 15th – Mercerdale Park

Lil’ Ones Egg Hunt: Ages 1-3 years at 4 p.m. Ages 4-6 years at 5 p.m. Don’t forget a basket!

Flashlight Egg Hunt: Ages 7-12 at 8:30 p.m. – Don’t forget a flashlight and basket!

The events are free, but a $5 donation would be appreciated!

 

Have a wonderful Easter!

425 Magazine’s Northwest Idea House 2017

Categories: Available Homes, Events | Posted: February 14, 2017

425 Northwest Idea House 2017

JayMarc Homes is excited to announce our partnership with 425 Magazine for the 2017 Northwest Idea House! Our team is excited to share the innovative and creative elements we selected for the Idea House home. During the next few months, we will be sharing sneak peeks of the design and building process and will be sharing stories of the wonderful vendors involved in the project.

 

House framing of the 2017 NW Idea House

The Stockholm home design during framing.

 

425 Northwest Idea House

The Stockholm

9803 SE Shoreland Drive Bellevue, WA 98004

Projected Completion: June 2017

 

View from the upper story of the 2017 NW Idea House

Beautiful view of Downtown Bellevue and Whalers Cove.

 

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Mercer Island Mostly Music in the Park – August 18th

Categories: Events | Posted: August 16, 2016

Mercer Island Mostly Music in the Park 2016
 

Final Performance of the Summer!

Thursday, August 18th from 7 to 8:30 pm is the next Mercer Island Mostly Music in the Park event! This weeks featured band is Swamp Soul Band!

Where: Mercerdale Park (77th SE & SE 32nd, Mercer Island)

When: Thursday, August 18th

Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm Blankets, food and beverages are highly encouraged.

Get a sneak peak of Swamp Soul Band below!

 

A big thank you to all of the sponsors!

JayMarc Homes, New Seasons Market, MICA, Key Bank, Mercer Island Community Fund, Mercer Island Chiropractic, Mercer Island FC, Great Clips Factoria and Smith Brothers Farms.

Mercer Island Mostly Music in the Park – August 11th

Categories: Events | Posted: August 9, 2016

Mercer Island Mostly Music in the Park 2016

Thursday, August 11th from 7 to 8:30 pm is the next Mercer Island Mostly Music in the Park event! This weeks featured band is Jazz Underground!

Where: Mercerdale Park (77th SE & SE 32nd, Mercer Island)

When: Thursday, August 11th

Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm Blankets, food and beverages are highly encouraged.

Get a sneak peak of Jazz Underground below!

 

 

 

A big thank you to all of the sponsors!

JayMarc Homes, New Seasons Market, MICA, Key Bank, Mercer Island Community Fund, Mercer Island Chiropractic, Mercer Island FC, Great Clips Factoria and Smith Brothers Farms.

 

Upcoming Mostly Music in the Park Shows:

August 18th, Swamp Soul

*Special Performance: August 14th, Russian Chamber Music Foundation at Luther Burbank Park. Click here for more details.

Mercer Island Mostly Music in the Park – August 4th

Categories: Events | Posted: August 3, 2016

Mercer Island Mostly Music in the Park 2016

Thursday, August 4th from 7 to 8:30 pm is the next Mercer Island Mostly Music in the Park event! This weeks featured band is Maya Soleil!

 

Where: Mercerdale Park (77th SE & SE 32nd, Mercer Island)

When: Thursday, August 4th

Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm Blankets, food and beverages are highly encouraged.

Get a sneak peak of Maya Soleil below!

 

 

 

A big thank you to all of the sponsors!

JayMarc Homes, New Seasons Market, MICA, Key Bank, Mercer Island Community Fund, Mercer Island Chiropractic, Mercer Island FC, Great Clips Factoria and Smith Brothers Farms.

 

Upcoming Mostly Music in the Park Shows:

August 11th, Jazz Underground

August 18th, Swamp Soul

*Special Performance: August 14th, Russian Chamber Music Foundation at Luther Burbank Park. Click here for more details.

Mercer Island Mostly Music in the Park – July 28th

Categories: Events | Posted: July 26, 2016

Mercer Island Mostly Music in the Park 2016

Thursday, July 28th from 7 to 8:30 pm is the next Mercer Island Mostly Music in the Park event! This weeks featured band is Coco Loco!

Where: Mercerdale Park (77th SE & SE 32nd, Mercer Island)

When: Thursday, July 28th

Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Blankets, food and beverages are highly encouraged. Get a sneak peak of Coco Loco below!

 

 

 

 

 

A big thank you to all of the sponsors!

JayMarc Homes, New Seasons Market, MICA, Key Bank, Mercer Island Community Fund, Mercer Island Chiropractic, Mercer Island FC, Great Clips Factoria and Smith Brothers Farms.

 

Upcoming Mostly Music in the Park Shows:

August 4th, Maya Soleil

August 11th, Jazz Underground

August 18th, Swamp Soul

*Special Performance: August 14th, Russian Chamber Music Foundation at Luther Burbank Park. Click here for more details.

Free Custom Homebuilding Seminar July 30th

Categories: Custom Homes, Events | Posted: July 21, 2016

 

JayMarc Custom Homebuilding Seminar 101

When: Saturday, July 30th

Time: 10 am

Location: 6506 SE 28th St Mercer Island, WA 98040 (The Mozart floor plan, now available)

FREE Seminar. RSVP to adrienne@jaymarchomes.com.

 

 

The Mozart Floor Plan Exterior by JayMarc Homes

The Mozart Floor Plan

 

Looking to build on your lot or are you having a tough time finding the perfect spot to build your customized home? Join the JayMarc Custom Homes team July 30th to learn more about the custom process. Our monthly seminars take place at a current model home so you can explore quality and style of finishes and selections and experience a JayMarc home layout.

The Custom team will cover topics such as choosing the correct lot, working with an architect, setting budget expectations and potential challenges you may face during the process. We want you to have the most successful and memorable build!

For those further along in the process, JayMarc offers free estimates to clients who are currently working on plans with an architect.

 

 

The Mozart Floor Plan Interior by JayMarc Homes

The Mozart Floor Plan

 

The FREE seminar begins at 10 am. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to adrienne@jaymarchomes.com.

Coffee, mimosas and pastries will be available to snack on while you learn some valuable information.

Mercer Island Movies in the Park – July 23rd

Categories: Events | Posted: July 20, 2016

 

Mercer Island Movies in the Park 2016
 

Join JayMarc Homes and MI Parks & Recreation for another great year of movies in Mercerdale. FREE family movies are shown on giant inflatable screen in Mercerdale Park. Participants should bring blankets, lawn chairs, and flashlights. Fun activities and crafts related to the movie will begin an hour before show time. Refreshments are sold on site.

 

Mercer Island Movies in the Park Wreck-It Ralph & The Good Dinosaur
 

Upcoming Shows at Mercerdale Park

Saturday, July 23rd | Wreck-It Ralph | 9:20 pm approximately

A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. Ralph is a heavy-handed wrecking’ riot with a heart who embarks on a wild adventure across an incredible arcade-game universe to prove that just because he’s a Bad Guy, it doesn’t mean he’s a bad guy.

Saturday, August 20th | The Good Dinosaur | 8:34 pm approximately

From the innovative minds of Disney Pixar comes a hilariously heartwarming adventure about the power of confronting and overcoming your fears and discovering who you are meant to be. In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Ario makes an unlikely human friend.

 

Mercer Island Movies in the Park 2016 Sponsors

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