News Blog for Seattle's Wedgwood and View Ridge Neighborhoods


Entries from April 2015

Bryant Blastival – May 9th

April 30th, 2015 by hillaryu

Bryant Elementary will host its annual carnival Saturday, May 9 from 1:00 -5:00 p.m. on the school playground and in the gym.
This year’s Blastival will feature games and entertainment for kids of all ages, including:
  • Live magic shows
  • Balloon artists
  • Pony rides
  • Outdoor games
  • Cake Walk
  • Craft station
  • Carnival games with prizes
A $2 wristband gets you in the gates and access to the magic shows.
Bring your cash for games, snacks and hot dogs and your shot to win one of a dozen fabulous raffle baskets.
Also, starting May 5, check out the online auction.

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Wedgwood Garden Club

April 18th, 2015 by hillaryu

The Wedgwood Garden Club will hold its 2nd Annual Plant Sale on Sat., May 9, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at 3177 NE 81st St.

All plants are propagated from members’ own gardens right here in the neighborhood, and 100 percent of sales will benefit the future Wedgwood park on 35th Ave. at 86th St.

Prices on most plants will be 50 percent less than local nurseries.

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Wedgwood Real Change Vendors Now Accept Credit Cards

April 17th, 2015 by hillaryu

Seattleites can now pull out their phones and scan a QR code to pay for an e-version of Real Change, the city’s weekly street newspaper sold by homeless and low-income vendors.

Local Google volunteers developed the app over the past two years as part of a volunteer project– encouraged by the company–to find an effective technological solution to the challenges Real Change faces in a marketplace where more transactions are taking place electronically.

As of today, the app is available for download on Android phones; the iOS app will be available soon.

“Cashlessness is a challenge our vendors face on a daily basis,” said Timothy Harris, founding director of Real Change. “This app will help our paper survive in the digital age, when fewer people have ready access to cash and more people prefer to read news content on their mobile devices.”

Participating Real Change vendors will have badges with individualized QR codes. Customers who have downloaded the free app can scan the QR code to purchase a digital version of the issue from that particular vendor.

The Google volunteers working on the project developed the app to be easily adapted by other street papers. “Street newspapers around the world are looking for a solution to how they can better adapt to the changing media landscape, while still staying true to the signature street paper model,” said  Darcy Nothnagle, Public Affairs Manager for Google. “We hope that this app will be a model many street papers can use, globally.”

“We designed this with our vendors and customers in mind,” said Harris. “This app will build on the strong relationships our vendors have with many of their customers, while helping customers benefit from an increasingly seamless buying experience. The paper is just a scan away.”

The price for downloading an e-version of the publication is $2.99 (including a fee from digital content providers) while the paper copy will continue to cost $2. Vendors will receive the $1.49 from the sale of the digital version, and $1.40 from the sale of the paper version.

For more information about the new app, visit Real Change’s new, mobile-friendly, website.

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Folk Show featuring Wren, Pepper Proud, and Olivia de la Cruz

April 11th, 2015 by hillaryu

Seattle folk-artist Wren is throwing a show to celebrate the launch of the Kickstarter for her second album. The show will feature Wren in addition to local, female-singer-songwriters Pepper Proud and Olivia de la Cruz.


April 18th, 7 pm (doors), 7:30 pm (show)

7557 40th Ave NE, Seattle

Suggested offering: $5-10

Dessert and espresso will be served

Seating is first-come, first-serve

(There will be limited chairs available, so those comfortable on the floor are encouraged to bring a floor cushion to leave the chairs for those who most need them)

Learn more here.

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RHS Soccer Camp 2015

April 10th, 2015 by hillaryu

Attend Roosevelt High School Soccer Camp and sharpen your skills!

The RHS Boys Soccer program is hosting a soccer camp June 23-25 from 10 to 2 for Ages 7-11.

Cost is $58.  For more information email the program here.

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Magnuson Community Center Summer Activities

April 6th, 2015 by hillaryu

Registration is now in progress for over 40 summer activity camps offered at Magnuson Community Center!  There is a wide selection of camps to choose from such as Nature Camps, Science Camps, Triathlon Camp, Lego Camps,  Chess Camp,  GreenStage Theatre Camps,  Animation Camps, Fishing Camp, Fencing Camp,  just to name a few!  Camps are for all ages, from tots to teens.

If you would like more information, please call 684-7026, or visit the Seattle Parks website.

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