We all need a reminder to play, laugh and dream more

1. Play.

It’s Kidstock!

The annual free arts celebration for children and families is 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at Edmonds Center for the Arts.

It features Grammy-nominated band Recess Monkey, kindie-rock quintet The Not-Its!, DE CAJóN Project, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Morning Star Korean Cultural Center, an intergenerational puppet workshop, ukulele workshop, bouncy houses and facepainting.

More at www.edmondscenterforthearts.org.

2. Laugh.

Need to shed some stress in your life? Don’t we all!

Here is some advice from inspirational writer Lee Volpe.

Remember: What feels like forever is only just a moment.

Breathe in the quiet moments. You may hear the most.

Laugh. You have to sometimes.

Go find your own fun, your tribe of people, your favorite things … and spoil yourself!

Love yourself. Your beauty marks as well as your scars make you uniquely you. Our differences are what make us shine.

More at https://leevolpe.com.

3. Dream.

Support a good cause and win a home valued at $5 million.

Tickets are on sale for the Dream House Raffle, a fundraiser for Special Olympics Washington.

The grand prize is a five-bedroom, five-bathroom, two-kitchen home in Kirkland with 113 feet of prime Lake Washington waterfront, private dock, boat lift, jet ski dock, pool and hot tub.

Sound familiar?

It’s the same home as last year, when the winner chose the $2.8 million cash option, so the home is back up for grabs. The grand prize winner also has the cash option this year. Second prize is a BMW X5 or $50,000 cash. There are 3,250 prizes, including electronics and vacation packages.

The grand drawing is May 11, with several early-bird drawings. Tickets are $150 each, three for $400 or five for $550.

More at www.pugetsoundraffle.com.

— Andrea Brown, Herald writer

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