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Entries from June 2015

SeaHawkers Booster Club and the Ronald McDonald House

June 26th, 2015 by hillaryu

Submitted by Michelle

The SeaHawkers Booster Club has been coming to the Seattle Ronald McDonald House for over ten years to give residents a taste of the Seahawks “game-day experience.” Last Saturday, the group came to the House to prepare and serve brunch, along with the Sea Gals and Blitz the Seahawk mascot. Everyone got into the spirit of the day, so the House was awash with blue and green shirts. The kids loved chatting with the Sea Gals over cupcakes, and one of the Sea Gals even used her iPhone to Facetime a quick greeting to a former resident, who has now recovered.

Parents and kids alike said the day was one to remember. One kid was so excited that he got up at 5 AM in preparation for the day, even though the event started at 10 AM! A mom remarked that the visit “made the day super special” for her and her kids. As a way to remember the special day, the SeaHawkers also provided an on-site photographer who took free keepsake photos for families, which were printed on site.

Around 11 AM, the SeaHawkers brought another surprise for our families – a performance by the Seahawk’s Blue Thunder Drumline. The Drumline performed several numbers and then let the kids try out the drums and cymbals for themselves. The “Weehawk,” a good luck Seahawks themed doll invented by SeaHawker Chris Johnson, even got into the action, dancing along to the beat.

To make the day even more special, the SeaHawkers brought the Beast Bus to the House for the first time ever. The Beast Bus is a double decker bus, imported from London, painted with Seahawks colors and decorated with memorabilia. It even has a replica of the Lombardi trophy and original seats from the Kingdome inside. Kids and their families had a great time exploring both levels of the bus and honking the horn which was loud and proud like the Seahawks fans themselves.

The SeaHawkers Booster Club started in 1976, and is the longest-tenured ‘official’ booster club of any team in the NFL. All chapters are involved in giving back to their community, and the SeaHawkers regularly visit RMHC twice a year to bring the spirit of the 12s to our families. They have even been awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for their work at Ronald McDonald House in 2013. Over the years, the SeaHawkers have brought everything from firetrucks to Seahawks themed sportscars with them and we are so glad to have them as part of our volunteer groups.

If you are interested in getting involved with the House like the SeaHawkers, we are always looking for groups to come prepare and serve meals for our families. Our entirely volunteer meal program offers family dinners at both of our Houses Sunday through Thursday at 5 p.m. It is just another way that RMHC is a “home-away-from-home” for families and children during difficult times. If you are a group of three or more and would like to cook a meal for our families, look for an available date on our website and get in touch with Eleanor Garrison, Activities Coordinator.

Other opportunities to help the House abound this summer. We are the beneficiary of the FroYo5k race which takes place on July 25th at Kirkland

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Are You #GoodandReady for Disaster?

June 19th, 2015 by hillaryu

Wedgwood & View Ridge neighbors are invited to build a free disaster preparedness starter kit, as well as learn other ways to keep themselves and their families safe in a disaster, at the Fremont Fair this Saturday, June 20.

Points of Light, the world

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Executive Chef honored with Red Carpet Award

June 17th, 2015 by hillaryu

Executive Chef, Chad McKenzie, at Ida Culver House in Ravenna was recently honored with the Red Carpet Award from Washington Health Care Association.

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Fertility Journey Support Group

June 11th, 2015 by hillaryu

Submitted by Laura F.

Fertility Journey Support Group
Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month
6:30 p.m.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Laurelhurst.

All are welcome

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Free Shakespeare Plays at Magnuson Park

June 10th, 2015 by hillaryu

GreenStage, Seattle’s Shakespeare in the Park Company, brings free Shakespeare plays to Magnuson Park this summer.

Schedule is as follows:

Thursday, August 6, 7 p.m.: Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Amelia Meckler Bowers

Friday, August 7, 7 p.m.: The Two Noble Kinsmen, directed by Ryan Higgins

Saturday, August 8: Double feature! 3 p.m.: The Two Noble Kinsmen. 7 p.m.: Much Ado About Nothing.

Performances are in the Magnuson Park Amphitheater, between “The Brig” and the community garden.

For a complete schedule for the summer, visit the GreenStage website.

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Seattle Works Day – June 6th

June 5th, 2015 by hillaryu

Submitted by Reama S.

On Saturday, June 6, volunteers and local companies will come together at over 50 nonprofits, schools and parks around the city to get some serious work done at local nonprofit and greenspaces like Yesler Swamp in Laurelhurst and North Helpline in Lake City.

Organized by local nonprofit Seattle Works, this year

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Seattle Ladies Choir – Season 9 Summer Concerts

June 3rd, 2015 by hillaryu

The Seattle Ladies Choir is made up of 50+ members with varying musical experience, from shower singers to professional musicians. Their diverse tastes and talents shine through in their biannual concerts, during which the women perform songs by artists ranging from Radiohead to Katy Perry. Hear them sing in perfect harmony at their Season 9 concerts featuring choral veresions of songs by Sia, Bon Iver, Ingrid Michaelson, Madonna, Marvin Gaye, Walk the Moon, Justin Timberlake, and more!

The concerts will be at the gorgeous Roosevelt High School Mainstage (1410 NE 66th St, Seattle, WA 98115), where you’ll enjoy free parking, comfortable theatre seats, air conditioning, excellent acoustics, and perfect views of our shining, singing faces.

They have three exciting shows scheduled:

Friday June 26, 2015 at 7:30pm

Saturday June 27, 2015 at 2:00pm (matinee)

Saturday June 27, 2015 at 7:30pm

Ticket costs vary:

General Admission: $13 online, $16 at the door ($2 less for matinee show)

Students: $11 online, $14 at the door ($2 less for matinee show)

Seniors/Kids: $6 online, $7 at the door

Purchase tickets here.

Please note that tickets are only valid for the date and time specified. Doors open 30 minutes prior to concert time; tickets available at the door, subject to availability, prices may vary. The show is wheelchair accessible. See you at the concert!

Seattle Ladies Choir is a 501(c)(3) non-profit powered by Shunpike and 4Culture.

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