Friday, August 26, 2011

{ Sand in the City }

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If you're looking for some inexpensive family fun this weekend head down to Sand in the City, a local fundraiser for the Hands On Children's Museum here in Olympia. Sand in the City brings the beach downtown. Today teams of sand sculptors are creating sand sculptures for a great cause and tomorrow and Sunday you can vote on your favorite sculpture for a good cause; votes are taken in the form of $1 bills should you choose to vote. Tomorrow, you can also watch master sand sculptors do their work.


Along with bringing sand downtown for the teams and masters to sculpt with, the museum has put together a giant sandbox for kids to play in.

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While the kids play in the sand tomorrow, parents can be entertained with performances on the stage right in front of the sandbox. Bring snacks and a lunch too, there are picnic tables set up behind the sandbox.

Tomorrow's line up also promises a touch and feel tide pool, a rock climbing wall and over 40 hands-on activities for your kiddos. Today we made sunflowers at the hands-on arts and crafts station:

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All of the activities are free, but as this is a fundraiser donations are appreciated. There is a suggested donation of $5 a family when you enter the Sand in the City grounds, but they also have bowls at all of the stands in case you're feeling generous.

Sand in the City is down at the Olympia Waterfront Port Plaza, near Anthony's Restaurant. If you can't make it down this weekend Sand in the City is held the fourth weekend in August every year and you should definitely make it down next year, although I can't promise that the weather will be this perfect.

Have a great weekend and get out and enjoy this great weather. Happy Friday!http://www.hocm.org/page.php?id=205

1 comment:

Mallory said...

Portland's SITC was last month. I blogged about it here, http://purplestpecalin.blogspot.com/2011/07/sand-in-city.html. Such a fun event and great cause!

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