Try Something New at Eastside Events in 2017

Making New Year's resolutions? Vowing to start that bucket list? Say goodbye to 2016 and start 2017 off with something new and exciting! Check something off your New Year's To-Do list with these fun local events in Kirkland and Bellevue.

The Eastside 2nd Saturday Contra Dance

Dance your way to new friends and find a new beat every second Saturday in 2017. Swing by the Jaunita Community Club in Kirkland on January 14th, 2017 for their first social Contra Dance of the season. Try your hand at traditional folk dancing to check trying something new off your New Year's resolutions. Beginners are welcome at 7:30 pm for a quick lesson and the fun lasts until 11:00 pm. Learn more about the musicians and event schedule here. Going alone? Say goodbye to social anxiety with a spritz or two of TweedleDee THC Spray by Northwest Wonderland.

Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena

Get moving and warm up with a few laps around the rink! Open to the public rain or shine until January 8th, this is the perfect opportunity to get on the ice while winter is still here. Take advantage of skate rentals and plenty of winter concessions. You find the rink conveniently located by the Bellevue Library in Ashwood park. Click here for more info. Care for sore feet off the rink with soothing topicals like Fairwinds Flo Gel available at Higher Leaf.

Fiber Fusion Art Exhibit

Start off your year with a little local art at the VALA Art Center in the Redmond Town Center. Explore the woven work at the Fiber Fusion Exhibit and see fiber art in a whole new light. Who knows, you may be inspired to start weaving your own works of art as a New Year's resolution. The free event runs from 11:00 am to 5:00pm daily until January 15th. Find more information here.

Kirkland Arts Center Classes

Want to do more than look at art this year? Sign up for one of the many classes offered at the Kirkland Arts Center in downtown Kirkland. Try painting, learn to sculpt, or go for something unexpected like jewelry making or printmaking. Find the class schedule here. Enjoy your new found art skills at home and stop at Higher Leaf to get a little extra inspiration with some of our creativity inspiring strains.

No matter how you welcome the new year, don't forget to stop by Higher Leaf to see all the new products we're excited to carry in 2017. Happy New Year from all of us at Higher Leaf in Kirkland!