It’s Event Season
Do you have a couple of hours this summer to share with the community the reasons you love EBC?
Eastside Baby Corner is excited to participate in several community outreach events this summer!
Join us as a volunteer. We’ll have a booth, with fun activities, and will be sharing the EBC story.
Scheduled events include:
Redmond Derby Days
Saturday, July 9th – 9am to 7pm
A summer festival that celebrates the uniqueness of Redmond.
Sammamish Farmers Market
Wednesday, July 20th – 2 to 8pm
Join EBC for games, activities and prizes!
Car Seat Event at EBC
Saturday, July 23rd – 1 to 4pm
Want help installing your child’s car seat correctly? Join certified car seat technicians & learn how.
Springfree Trampoline Back to School Celebration w/ Rolie Polie Guacamole
Saturday, August 6th – 2 to 3pm
Jump, dance and sing along to Rolie Polie Guacamole at this FREE event.
Saturday, August 20th – 12 to 5pm
Discover Woodinville’s unique character at this festival featuring a parade, music, arts & crafts and more.
Saturday, August 27th – 12 to 4pm
A summer tradition for over 15 years, this year’s Highlands Day festival is packed with live entertainment, great food and exciting attractions!
King County Library System Family Extravaganza
Saturday, August 27th – 2 to 5pm
Ashwood Park event with food trucks, family friendly bands & fun activities.
Pants Party Poster Contest
Now to July 15th
Kids, age 16 and under, submit your art and you might see it on posters throughout the area.
Want to know more? Please contact Cori at [email protected] or 425.372.7529 with any questions.
Meet Our Founder – Karen Ridlon
Twenty-five years ago, Karen Ridlon founded Eastside Baby Corner (EBC). A certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (University of California, San Francisco, 1972), Karen worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in California and Washington, working in well child care, newborn care and newborn ICU support for a number of medical groups and doctors. In 1990, Karen founded Eastside Baby Corner to fill an unmet need of parents of newborns who lacked basic supplies for their children.
She is Executive Director Emeritus and a lifetime member of the EBC Board of Directors. Karen has been recognized for her efforts with many volunteer awards, including receiving the Leadership Eastside LENi Community Choice Leadership Award in 2013, Distinguished Member Award for the Washington State Chapter of NAPNAP (National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners) in 2013, Issaquah Schools Foundation Golden Apple Award (2009) and chosen as a UCSF Distinguished Alumni. Karen was a key player in the development of the Issaquah Community Center and has been a tireless contributor to many volunteer efforts over the years, including scouting, the public schools, and her church. Karen is the mother of three children and a proud resident of Issaquah, where she lives with her husband.Meet Our Board of Directors and Leadership