Photo Page Update

The Photo Page has been updated with the pictures from the 3 teams last night that participated in the MNO: Scavenger Hunt!  Go check them out here:

https://mqpmops.com/photos/

Got Fries?  Why yes, we do. 2014 Scavenger Hunt.
Got Fries? Why yes, we do. 2014 Scavenger Hunt.
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MNO for January

Last night’s MNO was a hit! Check out the group as they painted & tested out the local wine…

MNO: Palettes & Pairings
MNO: Palettes & Pairings

Foodie Group!

The Foodie Group was out & about in Seattle last night!  Check out this group of our MOPS mom’s noshing on some great sustenance!  If you’d like to join in, be sure to check out the members tab where you’ll find the coordinators for each Interest Group listed!

Foodies!
Foodies!

Thursday: Turkey Trot Time!

Ready, Set, Gobble Gobble!!!  It’s not too late to sign up!!  Register your kids for FREE (no t-shirt) for the Wobbler Gobbler!!

Thanksgiving week has arrived! Here is some important information for you to know to help make the Issaquah Turkey Trot run smoothly and keep everyone safe.
 
Online Registration ends Tuesday at 11:00pm. There is still time to invite your friends and get yourself registered! (We still have t-shirts available. If you are able to choose your t-shirt from the drop down menu when you register, that means we still have t-shirts in that size available).  

T-shirt Pick Up /In Person Registration On WEDNESDAY: We want to strongly encourage you to pick up your t-shirts on Wednesday from 12pm-8pm at the Sports Authority in Issaquah. Turkey Trotters get a 15% off your entire purchase coupon – Sports Authority will be donating 10% of all turkey trotters in-store purchases to the food bank. Coupons will also be available at the store. We will only be accepting cash or check for those registering at Sports Authority or Thanksgiving morning. 
 
Thanksgiving Morning

PARKING: Please park in the Pickering Square (PCC, Michaels, Office Depot) parking lot or Costco Warehouse Parking. Enter on 11th Ave or 12th Ave to park. 10th Avenue (street between Costco and the Pickering Barn) will be CLOSED. DO NOT park or use the Holiday Inn’s parking lot. 

START LINE: Located at the City of Issaquah NW Building located behind Lowe’s (1775 12th Ave NW, Issaquah, WA 98027). 

There will be designated areas for the runners, joggers & walkers to wait until their race begins. Look for the designated signs where you should group together. Remember there are different start times for each group so the route isn’t crowded and will help keep everyone safe. 

THANKSGIVING MORNING SCHEDULE
7:30am – T-shirt Pickup & Day of Registration Open
9:00am – Race begins for runners
9:02am – Race begins for joggers
9:05am – Race beings for walkers
Note: The Start Line will remain open until 9:15am if you wish to avoid the crowd and start the route after the official start times.
 
There will be a large timer at the finish line so you can get an idea of what your time was. If you want a more official time, I would suggest you bring your own stopwatch. 

There will be signs and volunteers along the route to help direct you and keep you safe. You can view the route by visiting: http://www.issaquahturkeytrot.org/route.html

DAY OF REGISTRATION: If you plan on registering the day of the event we only accept can accept cash or check only. We are quickly running out of extra t-shirts so if you know of anyone who wants a t-shirt, I would encourage them to register soon! 

GOBBLE WOBBLE: Kids can pick up a Gobble Wobble punch card at Sports Authority or at the Information Booth before the race. We will have volunteers with balloons along the route that will hole punch their card. Tell your kiddos to look for the balloons! At the finish line there will be a prize bag for them {even if your child does not do the entire route we will have a prize bag for them just for coming}. 
 
FOOD DONATIONS: The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank is always in need of food. If you would like to bring non-perishable donations we will be collecting them Thanksgiving morning and making a delivery to the Food Bank on Friday. Please bring your donations to the Information Booth. You can see specific items the Issaquah Food Bank needs by visiting their website: www.issaquahfoodbank.org
 
SPONSORS: Please give a very special thanks to our 2013 Turkey Trot Sponsors: Zeeks PizzaBen & Jerry’sSports AuthorityCarson & NoelRock Mountain ProductsWells Fargo – Private BankSwedish Hospital-IssaquahDr. Christian P. Manley OrthodonticsHuntington Learning Center and Golazo
 
We have so much to be thankful for this upcoming holiday – and part of that is thanking YOU for supporting the Issaquah Turkey Trot – The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank is going to be so impressed with how our community came together once again for this event to help many families through the holiday season.

If you have any more questions, please visit our FAQ Page or feel free to email us.
 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

November’s MNO: Turkey Trot

Monica mentioned this morning that November’s MNO is more like a Family Day Out! It’s a great way to kick off Thanksgiving Day (and it seriously lightens the guilt of the glutony to follow!).

If you’ve not attended the Issaquah Turkey Trot before, it is not timed, it is not competitive, and you can walk or run the 5K (3.1 miles). It is FAMILY FRIENDLY, in fact, kids are encouraged to participate in the “Wobbler Gobbler” which is a punch card (which is $7 to register for). Kids that get all the punches along the way get a prize at the end of the Turket Trot! To register for adults it is $25 & if you register before November 10th, you are guaranteed a t-shirt.  To register for the Turkey Trot, CLICK HERE.  The Trot begins at 9am for runners.  And check the calendar tab to RSVP on the evite so Monica knows to look/wait for you on Thanksgiving morning!

MNO Wine & App Winners!

Our first MNO (which has now become an annual event!) was the wine & appetizer get together.  It was nice to have a chance to socialize with old & new MOPS moms!  There were prizes awarded to favorite wine & appetizer.  The winner on the wine was Denisse Lunoff for her 2008 Apex Meritage (which is a red Bordeaux blend).

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The appetizer winner was Abbey Kraetsch.  She made a puff pastry dish with caramelized onions & cheese.  Abbey shares the recipe here.  This recipe is different from what she actually made though, Abbey cut the puff pastry sheets into 12 squares & put them in a mini-muffin tin to create the puffs.

Thank you to everyone that brought delicious wine & appetizers to share!

Events

Getting buried in emails with all the MOPS activities? Fear not, they are all on our calendar! Just visit the calendar page by clicking the calendar tab above, or visit it here: www.mqpmops.com/calendar

We keep all evites on there, and all the events in one easy to reference spot. Don’t forget the meal schedules are also easily accessed from the meal schedule tab too!

MNO: Scavenger Hunt

April’s Mom’s Night out proved to be a lot of fun. Teams were sent around the Sammamish Plateau to gather items and take team photos to prove they were in certain locations. Teams were instructed to bring all items to the final location at Sip Wine ar in Issaquah. 🍷

The winning team consisted of Anna, Marissa, Tammy, & Anessa.  Congratulations Ladies on a fine job!

Here are a few of the photos from the night:

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