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Entries from June 2014

Support the Green Lake Play Series!

June 29th, 2014 by hillaryu

Green Lake Park is at the center of day-to-day life in the city. It is a venue for arts, exercise, and recreation, and is representative of the core of the city’s consciousness and identity. To help share its importance, a team composed of writers, directors, and actors, whom are active members of the Seattle theatre community, have come together to capture what this park means to them. Help them bring 8 brand-new original plays to life by supporting them as they raise money for the space and the staff at the Bathhouse at Green Lake, their marketing and production supplies, and concessions for the performance.

The eight original plays that make up the Green Lake Play Series were written by current and former Seattle residents:

  • Kevin Bordi
  • Rebecca A. Demarest
  • Emily Golden
  • Melanie Hampton
  • Courtney A. Kessler
  • Jerry Kraft
  • J.D. Panzer
  • J. Michael Tumblin

With direction by Nathan Jeffrey and J Michael Tumblin, our cast features ten* wonderfully talented actors that have graced many a local stage, including Taproot Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Book-It Repertory, Seattle Public Theatre, Wooden O, and GreenStage:

  • Ryan Childers
  • Tom Dewey
  • Jake Gordon
  • Olivia Hartshorn
  • Bill Johns
  • Caitlin Macy-Beckwith
  • Tess Sevetson
  • Olivia Sterne
  • Jenny Vaughn

*The tenth cast member will be announced soon!

To support and learn more about the Green Lake Play Series, visit their website.

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NEST: We’re Better Together!

June 24th, 2014 by hillaryu

NEST (Northeast Seattle Together) is a grass-roots non-profit organization that marshals the talents and resources of a team of volunteers to help aging members of the community to remain in their own homes and in their own neighborhoods.

“Nest” is a word that evokes warmth, security, nurture; values associated with our family, friends, neighbors and community. NEST holds these values to an even higher ideal. A multi-generational base of volunteers help those aging members of the community who need some assistance in their lives; rides to appointments, shopping, pet care, gardening, computer help and other errands that are so simple until we reach a ‘certain age’.

When a member needs help, they call the NEST office and a call goes out to NEST volunteers. A volunteer then signs up for the job. It’s that easy. When you join NEST you add 100 neighbors to your care team! Aging is only the catalyst that NEST uses to build and nurture community engagement. In addition to helping with services, NEST also provides intergenerational members and volunteers with a wide array of fun and educational events such as ‘Congenial Conversations’, NESTCafe and monthly potlucks.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, NEST serves residents in North Seattle neighborhoods including Bryant, Hawthorne Hills, Inverness, Laurelhurst, Maple Leaf, Matthews Beach, Meadowbrook, Ravenna, Roosevelt, Sand Point, University District, View Ridge, Wedgwood and Windermere. There are over 120 other so called “virtual” villages like NEST across the country.

Learn how you (or someone you know) can continue to live safely and confidently in your own home, in the neighborhood you love. Perhaps you’ve noticed that your parent or neighbor might need a little extra help to stay in their home. Building and maintaining strong social connections helps aging adults to stay healthier, feel more confident and safer in their neighborhood. Becoming a NEST volunteer is a positive way to connect with your community, to pay-it-forward, to build meaningful relationships, to show your own family how you participate in a civil society!

Find out more about NEST on their website or call them at 206-525-NEST (6378).

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Thornton Creek Alliance Storm Water Meeting

June 23rd, 2014 by hillaryu

Join the Thornton Creek Alliance for a meeting about stormwater! The meeting will include updates and information on several items including: the Meadowbrook Confluence Project and the Northgate Pedestrian Bridge.

The event details are as follows:

Meadowbrook Community Center
10517 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125
Thursday, June 26th
7:15 p.m.

For more information, visit their website.

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Seattle Ladies Choir

June 21st, 2014 by hillaryu

The Seattle Ladies Choir is an open and inclusive musical community for women made up of 50+ members with varying musical experience, from shower singers to professional musicians. They are a non-audition, non-profit choir that values diversity, inclusivity, community and the power of music. Their diverse tastes and talents shine through in their biannual concerts, where they perform songs by artists ranging from Sufjan Stevens to The Beatles. Hear them sing in perfect harmony at their Season 7 Summer Concerts, featuring choral versions of songs by Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, One Republic, Adele, Hall & Oates, and more!

Showtimes
Friday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 28 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Buy tickets online.

General Admission: $12, Seniors/Kids $6

Tickets will also be sold at the door, pending availability. Ticket prices at the door are: General Admission $14, Seniors/Kids $7

Please note that tickets are ONLY valid for the date and time specified. So, please make sure you buy the correct tickets for your desired showtime. Doors open 30 minutes prior to concert time.

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RHS Rider Soccer Camp

June 18th, 2014 by hillaryu

Attend the Roosevelt High School (RHS) Soccer Camp and sharpen your skills!

The RHS Boys Soccer program is hosting a soccer camp June 23-26 from 10:00 a.m.  to 2:00 p.m.  for ages 6-13.

The camp staff will include RHS boys soccer coaches and current high school players from the Wedgwood, View Ridge and neighboring areas.

The cost is $47 and goes towards supporting the RHS boys soccer team.

For more information, please check out their brochure.

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Parent Petitions Seattle Public Schools to Adopt Meatless Mondays

June 17th, 2014 by hillaryu

Megan Murphy handing Seattle Public School nutritionist Wendy Weyer the petitions.

Seattle mom Megan Murphy, will deliver petitions with more than 1,500 signatures from parents and students to Seattle Public Schools’ child nutrition department asking the district to implement Meatless Mondays.

Dozens of U.S. school districts have joined the Meatless Monday movement, a popular international campaign originally created by the U.S. government as a resource-saving measure during World War I. It was revived in 2003 by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Monday Campaigns to promote cutting out meat one day a week for our health and the health of the planet.

School districts in some of the nation’s biggest cities, including Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia, and San Diego are going meat-free one day a week to encourage students to eat healthier, more plant-based meals to combat the childhood obesity epidemic.

“Encouraging students to take a vacation from meat one day a week with Meatless Monday will do wonders for their health and academic performance,” said Rachel Huff-Wagenborg, Seattle Director for The Humane League. “It’s a great way to get kids eating healthier while reducing their carbon footprint and sparing animals from suffering on factory farms.”

“Schools have an incredible opportunity—and responsibility—to help get kids eating healthy as they’re developing habits that will stick with them for a lifetime,” said Megan Murphy. “For the sake of our children’s health and the health of the planet, I hope Seattle Public Schools will embrace Meatless Monday.”

The Humane League advocates for taking a once-a-week vacation from meat as a way to promote personal and public health, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the inefficient use of natural resources, and to decrease the number of animals raised in cruel confinement on factory farms.

They will be delivering the petition on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at noon, to the Seattle Public Schools’ District office (2445 Third Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98124).

For more information, visit the Human League website or contact Rachel Huff-Wagenborg at (206) 708-3292.

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Blood Drive at the Temple Beth Am

June 15th, 2014 by hillaryu

The Puget Sound Blood Center is holding a blood drive at the Temple Beth Am!

This is a great opportunity to ensure that this precious resource is available for ill and injured people in our community.

Sunday, June 22
Temple Beth Am
2632 NE 80th St, Seattle, WA 98115
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(closed 11:30am to 12:30pm)

To sign up, please visit their website or call 1-888-398-7888

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Celebrate North Seattle Block Party

June 10th, 2014 by hillaryu

Mark your calendars for the 5th annual Celebrate North Seattle Block Party!

Sunday, June 22nd
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Oak Tree Village Parking Lot
10000 Aurora Avenue North

5 years ago, this block party started out as a grassroots effort by people who simply wanted to see good things happen in their community. Half a decade later, this event has become a yearly event where people can learn about everything that North Seattle has to offer.

The event will feature live music, a kid’s carnival, food trucks, inflatables, and a gallery with North Seattle businesses, non-profits and community groups telling about what they do.

For more information visit their website or contact Casey Pier at 206-486-4646.

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Zoning & Streetscape Design Public Workshop – THIS WEDNESDAY!

June 9th, 2014 by hillaryu

Reminder: The 2nd of 3 public workshops on the future streetscape design and zoning for 35th Ave NE is this Wednesday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church (7050 35th Ave NE).

This is a great opportunity to review streetscape designs and the zoning alternatives proposed based on feedback from their first public workshop.

A summary of the first public workshop can be found here.

Further information on the workshops can be found here.

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Mark Your Calendars: Bubble Blast Party

June 7th, 2014 by hillaryu

Discovery Corner Preschool, at Bitter Lake Community Center, is hosting a BUBBLE BLAST party and field day for children ages 2 ½ – 5. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the re-opening of Discovery Corner Preschool’s summer camp and meet their instructors!

Event activities include:

  • Face painting
  • Sack races
  • Bubbles
  • Games
  • Snacks

There is a $5 donation per family that will get you access to all the fun and will go towards their preschool program.

Saturday, June 14
1:00 – 2:15 PM
Bitter Lake Community Center
13035 Linden Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133-7560

For more information, visit their website.

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