Green Lake Home Featured in Remodeled Homes Tour This Weekend

October 20, 2017 6:12am

via CRD Design Build

The Remodeled Homes Tour is this weekend spanning from the Eastside to Seattle, and one of the homes is right here in Green Lake.

Visitors can tour 17 remodeled homes in the region and get questions answered by remodeling professionals.

The Green Lake home will be open on Saturday, from 10am – 5pm, and the address is 149 NE 59th Street, Seattle, 98105.

The tour is free, but visitors are encouraged to donate to local nonprofit Rebuilding Together Seattle, which helps low-income neighbors make needed repairs to stay in their homes.

The entire tour is open October 21-22, 2017, from 10am – 5pm.

Free tickets are available at
A complete map of all the homes on the tour can be found at


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Supernova Premiers October 21 at Greenwood’s Pocket Theatre

October 13, 2017 6:21am

On October 21, the Pocket Theatre will feature the World premier of Supernova, a story about the daughter of a superhero.

Here’s the official show description:
Nova knows that her father is a hero, but his nemesis the Dawn has forced the news to say otherwise. When he is shot on the roof of her school, she has to make the ultimate decision: to sit back and watch while his nemesis takes over the city, or to step up and take his place. This play blurs the line between good and evil and explores the fact that the reality of heroes and villains doesn’t quite translate to the real world. Throw in a corrupted news station, an office romance, and a tough grandma and that’s Supernova.

Hanna Wagner – Playwright, Co-Director
Heidi Klepac – Co-Director

Cost: Pay what you can.

RSVP: Must RSVP by noon the day of the show.

Pocket Theatre is located at: 8312 Greenwood Ave N

For more info, and to RSVP, go to:



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Here’s How To Support Additional Funding of Green Lake Community Center

October 2, 2017 6:18am

Susan Helf, one of the founders of the group Save Evans Pool & Green Lake Community Center, is urging residents to attend three upcoming City Council meetings where funding the Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool will be discussed.

Here’s more from Susan:

Councilmember Mike O’Brien has invited us to attend three upcoming Seattle City Council public budget hearings  to support his proposal for additional funding to replace or remodel community centers and pools. Seattle Parks and Recreation funding runs in six-year cycles. The next cycle begins in 2020, which is practically tomorrow in bureaucratic time.   Mike O’Brien says this is the time to persuade the Seattle City Council to include money in the 2018 budget for planning and design for replacing our pool and community center.  This will allow Seattle Parks to be ready to break ground in 2020. All hearings will be at City Hall, 600 4th Ave. Please attend as many of these hearings as you can.

  • 5:30 p.m.,   Thurs., Oct. 5, 5:30, public testimony on 2018 budget
  • 5:30 p.m.,   Wed., Nov. 1, public testimony on 2018 budget
  • 1:00 p.m.,   Mon. Nov. 13, City Council sitting as Metropolitan Park District governors, will hear testimony on Seattle Park and Recreation budget                       

We need to make a splash at these hearings! We suggest that swimmers wear swim caps and goggles; table tennis people, bring your paddles, basketball, baseball, soccer players, bring your sports equipment. Also make and bring banners, placards and other visual aids supporting our cause.

  1. We strongly oppose turning our public facilities over to private entities like the YMCA to replace, remodel or operate. Private operation of our pools and community centers will lead to lack of accountability and transparency, loss of full-time public jobs and increased user fees.
  2. We demand that the City of Seattle honor the promises they’ve made for more than 10 years to replace or remodel our public park facilities. We urge the Council to allocate planning and design funding in the 2018 budget as a first step toward replacing  Evans Pool and Green Lake and Lake City Community Centers in 2020. With adequate funding and good planning, this will allow Seattle Parks to be ready to break ground on new facilities when the next funding cycle begins.
  3. We further demand that the City allocate funding in the 2018 budget for planning and design work to remodel the other park facilities, including:  Hiawatha, Queen Anne, Loyal Heights, South Park, Jefferson Park, Magnolia, Green Lake & Evans Pool and Magnuson during the 2020-2026 funding cycle.

If you can’t attend the meetings, please email the City Council:


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October and November Events In And Around Green Lake

September 30, 2017 6:51am


Theater For Young Children: Juan at Maria (Juan and Maria in Tagalog) and Scaredy Squirrel
Oct. 6 at 11:15 a.m.
Juan and Maria is a Filipino folk tale similar to Hansel and Gretel. Like all Theater For Young Children performances, this one is filled with live acting and music by professional artists. Best for children ages 2-6 and free to the public (but donations gladly accepted of $10/family).
Approx. 50 min. in length
Green Lake Community Center

Glow In the Park: Seattle Humane’s Walk For The Animals
Oct. 7 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Join nearly 1,000 Seattle area pet lovers and their dogs as they walk around Green Lake in glowing gear. The fundraiser helps cats, dogs and animals at Seattle Humane. Thinking about adopting a pet? You’ll find some ready-for-a-home pals here too. Food trucks will be on hand to make sure everyone is well fed.
To register, go to the event’s website.
Green Lake Park

Bow Wows and Books
October 15 and 29 (and every other week ongoing)
3-4 p.m.
Every other Sunday Project Canine brings its certified reading dogs to the Green Lake Branch of The Seattle Public Library. What’s a certified reading dog? A dog that will calmly sit and listen while your child reads its favorite book to him/her. Build confident readers and make new friends.
Green Lake Branch Library 7364 E Green Lake Dr N

4.5 K-9 Run/Walk For A Cure
October 15 8 a.m.
This run is for the dogs (and humans). All registration fees donated to Chase Away K9 Cancer
For more information and to sign up go to their website.

Haunted Bounce and Pirate Pool Party
October 27 6 -8 p.m.
Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool are cohosting a haunted celebration. The dimly lit gym will be adorned with glow in the dark accessories from 6-8 p.m. and complete with two haunted bouncy houses.  From 7 – 8 p.m. Evans Pool will have a pirate themed pool party. Healthy snacks provided. Canned food donation will also be collected to support local food banks. Best for ages 5 to 15.
Green Lake Community Center
7201 East Green Lake Dr N

PCC Pumpkin Decorating Party
Saturday, October 28
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Greenlake Village
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Greenlake Aurora PCC
No tricks here, just treats! Kids 12 and younger can decorate their own pumpkin to take home. We’ll provide the pumpkins, craft materials, and a healthy snack.

A Very Corgi Howloween
October 28th at 11:00 a.m.
Love dogs? Love dogs in costume. Okay, mark your calendar for this event as hundreds of costumed corgis walk the lake for this annual event.
5900 West Green Lake Way N, 98103
Meet near the rowing stands where all the corgis will be lining up for photos before they take a (long) lap around the Green Lake loop. This event is hosted by the Corgis R Us meet up group. Go to their site for more info.

Candy Buy Back
November 2-4 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sick of all that candy? Why not “buy it back?” A local dentist will buy candy $1 for every pound and will be sending it to deployed soldiers as part of Operation Gratitude. Gift bags and prizes will also be offered for all children.
Best Dentistry 9776 Holman RdNW, #110

Volunteer for Green Seattle Day
November 4 from 9 a.m. to noon
Plant a tree on Green Seattle Day — Volunteers can help plant the future forest of our city in parks across Seattle. The goal is to engage more than 1,000 volunteers in 22 parks throughout the City, and in just three hours volunteers will plant thousands of native trees and shrubs. All ages welcome, no experience necessary, and all materials provided. Pick your favorite park from the list and join the Green Seattle Partnership for our biggest party of the year. Please sign up in advance to help us plan a great event. Information at,, and by phone at 206-905-6924.

Green Lake Gobble & Mashed Potato Munch Off 
November 19, 8 a.m.
What’s not to love about a race and a competitive mashed potato eating contest (and yes, thankfully it is in that order). Registration opens at 8 a.m. (with the beer garden opening at 9). The Kid’s dash starts at 9:10 a.m. and the 5k & 10k run and walk starts at 9:30. Register online here. The post race celebration starts at 10 a.m. and the Mashed Potato Munch Off contestant drawing starts at 10:30 with the official munch off at 10:45. Bring cans to donate to the Union Gospel Mission.
5900 W Greenlake Way N


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Northwest Girlchoir Rehearsals Start This Month

September 7, 2017 6:22am

Photo via Northwest Girchoir

For girls and young women who love to sing, Northwest Girlchoir has openings for new singers entering grades 1-12 to join in the fun this fall. Learn musicianship, vocal technique, and performance skills, all while building lasting friendships in a supportive community.

During the span of four decades, Northwest Girlchoir has empowered and inspired thousands of girls and young women in our region to lift their voices in chorus with others. Choristers perform for thousands of audience members at concerts held across the greater Puget Sound Region and on tours nationally and internationally.

Grades 1-2: Easy online registration is now open for girls entering grades 1-2 to join Prep Choir! Enrollment for Prep Choir is open online until Friday, September 22. Members learn music in a fun and nurturing environment as they prepare for exciting mainstage concerts. Sign up online at

Grades 3-12: Fill out the Audition Request form by Monday, September 4 to join one of Northwest Girlchoir’s five progressive-level choirs this season! Auditioned choir members enjoy performing at mainstage concerts, in the community and at special events, and even on tours. Learn more at

Scholarship: Financial aid is available for every choir level and we encourage families to apply.

Contact for more information or call the office at (206) 527-2900.


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September Green Lake Events

August 31, 2017 3:00am

Luminata is September 21 via Fremont Arts Council Facebook Page

Music Together Classes are coming to Exit Space Dance Studio

Sunshine Music Together is taking registrations now for their fall session. Not sure if it is for your kiddo? Register online for your free sample class at Greenlake’s Exit Space Dance Studio Tuesday,​ September 5th and Friday, September 8th at 10:30.
Music Together is a researched-based, internationally recognized early childhood music development program for children aged birth to five and their parents or caregivers. The 45-minute classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement and instrument play – forty-five minutes of weekly fun.

For more information, register here.

Last day to cool off in the Green Lake Wading Pool is September 4

We always hate announcing this. Its one of the true signs that summer is over. But you have from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. to get the last out of those wading pool vibes. Soak it up!

7201 E Greenlake Dr N

Green Lake Wellness Fair 

The two day event includes free health screens, obstacle course, fitness classes, lectures and activities for the whole family.

September 9 & 10
Sat, 10am – 3pm
Sunday 12 – 4 p.m.

Community Center: 7201 East Green Lake Dr N
For more information go to the Green Lake Chamber’s Facebook event here.

Wallingford Wurst Festival

This two day Octoberfest like festival is the annual fundraiser for St. Benedict School. It kicks of Friday September 15 at St. Benedict Catholic School on Wallingford between 48th and 49th. In addition to lots of bratwurst both days will be filled with games, crafts, music from local artists such as Casper Babypants and more. Admission is free.

Friday: 4-10pm
Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Beer Garden open until Midnight on Friday and Saturday.

For more information go to:

Luminata Lantern Parade September 21

Embracing the end of summer, with bright lights and exuberance Luminata celebrates the fall equinox with a lantern procession. The light filled parade goes clockwise around the lake from the Aqua Theatre/bleachers on the SW corner and then heads north to the Bathhouse Theatre. Once at the Bathhouse Theatre enjoy art, live music and hot cider. Participants are encouraged to bring drums, instruments, blinky lighted costumes, lighted umbrellas and comfortable working shoes. Fire and flames are not allowed.

For more information, check out the Fremont Arts Council’s website.


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August Green Lake Happenings

August 15, 2017 11:01am

Windemere Summer Splash at Green Lake photo courtesy of Windermere


Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club’s Duck Island Race Series

This summer series is open to all human-powered paddle craft. After the race stay for a hot dog or veggie dog and share a potluck dish among the other racers. For more information about this series, check out our recent post.

August 18 and 25, races start at 6:15 p.m.

Address: Green Lake Small Craft Center (5900 West Green Lake Way N)

Register on the SCKC website.


Windemere Summer Splash at Green Lake 

The yearly event includes a family fun fair with vendors, mini rowing regatta and a chance to try watersports such as canoeing, kayaking, rowing and paddle boarding. This is free event is family and dog friendly.

Saturday August 19 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Address: Green Lake Small Craft Center (5900 West Green Lake Way N)



Swim at Green Lake’s East Swimming Beach

Lifeguards will be manning the beach monday – friday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. but only until August 27th. If you want to swim in the lake with lifeguards present you have a few extra days over at the west green lake beach (7312 W Green Lake Dr N)

East Green Lake Beach
7201 E Green Lake Dr. N Seattle, WA



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