Start an annual tradition by attending the City of Kirkland’s first Mermaid Ball. This fun event is intended for girls between 3 and 10 years old who are accompanied by their fathers, grandfathers, uncles or other father figures. The Mermaid Ball will be held on Friday, March 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the North Kirkland Community Center, 12421 103rd Ave NE.Attendees will dance the night away, create clam shell cookies, make a mermaid craft, enjoy refreshments and have a professional photograph taken as a treasured memory of this magical night. The Ball will also feature the Parks and Community Services’ very own land-loving mermaid.Tickets are $33 (including sales tax). There is limited space available, so please register in advance by visiting www.kirklandparks.net and selecting course #4210. You can also call 425-587-3336.