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3 to See: Blueberry Picking, Cliff Avril-Approved School Supplies, and a Raku Workshop

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Berries and Blooms

Violet Beauregarde knew all too well the power blueberry flavors can have over a hungry child. Lucky for us, Mountainview Blueberry Farm is not run by a bizarre, quasi-magician named Willy Wonka, and the chance their blueberries will turn you into a giant human one is slim to none. Visit the farm now through the end of September for Berries and Blooms, a chance to walk the sunflower fields, release butterflies, and, of course, snack on as many berries as you can eat. Just try to have the wherewithal to stop before you hear “you’re turning violet, Violet!”

Cliff Has Your Back

Former Seahawk defensive end Cliff Avril has both a Super Bowl victory and the charm of a leading man in his arsenal. This weekend, he’s adding an exciting new venture to his multifaceted résumé. In collaboration with Ascend Hospitality Group, his Cliff Avril Family Foundation is presenting Cliff Has Your Back, a program that provides children in need of supplies with a one-of-a-kind, custom-designed backpack for the 2021 school season. Join the footballer Sunday at Amazon Fresh in Bellevue to start the school year in Avril-approved style. 

Raku, Stateside

Not all sleepyheads who reach for their morning cup of coffee are created equal: some are grabbing a slice of ancient Japan. The Raku firing technique creates stunning, unique designs that can be applied to any piece of pottery — and so whether you’re a ceramic-enthusiast or mere caffeine addict, it’s not hard to see why the style is so popular for household wares. Take in the history of Japan without traveling across the globe this Sunday in a Raku workshop facilitated by Redmond’s Eastside Pottery.