Sunshine Music Together Moves To New Green Lake Location

September 4, 2018 6:26am

Sunshine Music Together recently moved to The NEST (Greenlake) (6600 1st Avenue NE) where it will hold its Fall classes. The seven time Golden Teddy Award Winner for Best Music Program in Seattle is taking registrations now for their fall session.
The Greenlake location will hold these events on September 4th (today!) and 8th. Register now online for a seat in a demo event before the start of our fall session by clicking here.


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September Events In And Around Green Lake

September 3, 2018 10:21pm

via Fremont Arts Council

It’s that time of year where many of the events at Green Lake celebrate the final days of summer. But that doesn’t mean that things slow down around the lake. Check out a few of the events happening this month.


September 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Green Lake Annual Community Fun and Wellness Fair 

An event that promotes the health and wellness of Greenlakers (and its visitors) from yoga, Zumba, face painting and more. For more information, go to the Green Lake Chamber of Commerce’s website.

Green Lake Community Center 7201 East Green Lake Dr N


September 21 -22 

The Great Wurst Fest

This two day celebration is an annual event includes live music, food, rides, games and more. Proceeds goes to St. Benedict’s Catholic School.

For more information, go to their Facebook page.

4811 Wallingford Ave N


September 22, 7:00 – 10:00 pm 


Bid a farewell to summer with the annual Fremont Arts Council celebration of lights, music and fun at Green Lake.

The celebration begins with a ceremony at the Aqua Theater at the south shores of Green Lake. Everyone is invited to bring lanterns, glowing umbrellas, luminous costumes, or other beaming creations to parade around the lake. Hand-decorated lanterns created at workshops by your friends and neighbors will be available for sale at the Luminata Lantern Shoppe to complement your ensemble and keep you glowing through the long nights to come. Throughout the park you will encounter magical art installations, music, performances, and more.

For more information, go to Luminata’s website.


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Call For Auditions For Greater Seattle Student Dancers

August 28, 2018 7:22am

Does your child want to take part in a ballet? Here’s more info about an opportunity coming up this Fall.

The Moscow Ballet returns to Seattle this November and is inviting greater Seattle student dancers to audition for a role in their Great Russian Nutcracker.

If cast, students will dance on stage with the Moscow Ballet at  Seattle’s Paramount Theater, Thursday, November 8th, and Friday, November 9th at 7 pm.

Students will audition for The Great Russian Nutcracker’s ancillary roles, including little snowflakes, mice, party children, snow sprites, snow maidens, Spanish, Russian, French, Arabian, and Chinese dancers.

Student dancers must be between 6 and 18 years of age, currently enrolled in any dance school, and have had a minimum of one year of ballet training. Auditions are free of charge.

American Dance Institute of Greenwood, Magnolia & Shoreline WA. serves as host for the Moscow Ballet’s auditions and rehearses the dancers for the Seattle performances. Auditions will be held at American Dance Institute’s Shoreline studio on Monday, September 10, 2018.

The Moscow Ballet hopes to cast between 65-100 local dancers for the 2018 production. Last year, dance students from Eli McCracken, of Federal Way to Mario Manansala, of Everett were cast, along with 63 Seattle area dancers. This year Moscow Ballet hopes to cast between 65 and 100.

This year the Moscow Ballet will give 140 performances in November and December across the US and Canada.  They will give two Seattle performances in 2018.

Learn more about the official auditions go to American Dance Institue’s website.


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Public Comment Needed For Green Lake & Wallingford Paving Project

August 2, 2018 10:05pm

As soon as Spring 2019 Green Lake and Wallingford streets, bike lanes and crosswalks will be redone or created. The Seattle Department of Transporation has a long list of the planned improvements but is currently looking for input as these projects will affect just about everyone who walks, bikes, rides transit or drives through the area.

A full overview of the project is here, but you may also be interested in looking at a neighborhood group called Green Lake & Wallingford Safe Streets that has outlined several suggestions for improvements.

You have until August 8 to comment on the SDOT site.


Disclosure: SDOT is an advertiser for Seattle Greenlaker but did not have editorial review of this post.


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August Primary: Ballots Due Aug. 7

July 24, 2018 7:25am

The August Primary is the 7th. If you haven’t already, you should be getting your ballot in the mail shortly. Remember to mail it in by no later than the 7th. Conveniently, there is also a drop off location at the Green Lake Community Center as well.

We received this note from Tom, a Greenlaker, and thought it was a good reminder on the importance of voting. Thanks for sharing, Tom!

I just got my voter’s pamphlet and ballot for the August Primary. I am registered to vote and will be voting. Are you registered and will you vote? If not, why not?

I guess I am old fashioned as I feel it is a citizen’s duty not just a right to vote. The dismal turn out during the 2016 national elections brought to light how many of my fellow citizens failed to vote.

I see the streets filled with demonstrators for and against various policies and/or laws. My first thought is “where were these people on voting day?”. For a democratic Republic to function properly the citizens who are being “represented” MUST make their voices heard at the ballot box.

To young citizens I would say, if you don’t vote you are going to have to live with the decisions we old folks make. The youth vote should be powerful but as a rule is not exercised. I particularly like this piece by Rick Mercer from CBC. He may be Canadian but he makes a great point.

My case to young voters is that Federal judges appointed today will make decisions on your and your children’s health, education, rights, and environment until you are middle age. The people you send to Washington D.C. will influence who fills these positions.

The State elections will influence among other things your costs of education, transportation, environment, as well as health care.

If you don’t vote, you are just a passenger on the ship of state and must live with the direction selected by others.


Tom Donnelly







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Cucina Oaxaca Opens This Thursday

July 23, 2018 9:45pm

This just in… Cucina Oaxaca plans to open its doors to the public this Thursday, July 26. The Mexican restaurant (with a sister outpost on Capitol Hill) was slated to open in June in the former Mio Sushi location in North Green Lake but has been delayed for more than a month. Owner, Misuel tells us that the menu will be similar to the La Cocina Oaxaqueña.

The restaurant is also pursuing a liquor license that Misuel says will include a twice daily happy hour.

Hours: Tuesday to Thursday 11am to 9pm. Friday and Saturday 11am to 10:30pm. Sunday 11am to 3pm. Happy hour from 3pm to 6pm, and 8:30pm to close, every day.

Address: 7900 East Green Lake Dr N

Cucina Oaxaca owners tell us more info will be available on their website, coming soon.



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Summer Shave Ice Stand Open In Green Lake

July 16, 2018 6:26am

During this heat wave you may want to know that a new shave ice stand has opened in Green Lake. Hei Hei Shave Ice, is a family-run stand and a summer venture operated primarily by two brothers – Parker and Rowan Rathbun. The stand is located between Spud Fish and Chips and Peet’s Coffee on Green Lake Way.

Flavors include coconut, mango, root beer float, orangesicle, P.O.G. (Pineapple, orange guava), grape, blue raspberry and more.

But this is not just ice and flavoring. The shave ice sounds pretty deluxe – coconut, for example, consists of a a coconut syrup, coconut cream and float with toasted coconut.

Hours: (Around) 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. most weekends and, as their mother reports, “some weekdays usually Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Price: $3-$5 depending on flavors and size. And they accept credit cards.

You can also follow the stand on Facebook and Instagram @heiheishaveice.


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Aegis Living At Ravenna Opens With Grand Opening Party July 21

July 12, 2018 7:37am

Aegis Living at Ravenna assisted living and memory care community opens with a grand public party on July 21. The new neighborhood living option enables aging residents to stay in the area they know and love as needs change, and/or area adult children to bring a parent/relative close by.

Modeled after the famed Opera House in Ravenna, Italy, the property will feature a wine cave, large wood fired pizza oven and full-size gondola on a sunny outdoor courtyard.Resident rooms feature expansive views to local landscapes–Maple Leaf Reservoir Park, Waldo Woods and Lake Washington.

Date: July 21, 2018
Time: 1-4:00pm
Location: 8511 15th Avenue NE
Building tours with ‘passport’ stops throughout. Tarantella’s acoustic band playing songs of Italy raffle prizes.
Food: Italian theme food–Italian soda bar, authentic gelato, ‘build-your-own’ cannoli station Star chef Enzo Febrarro from Wynn Hotel Las Vegas will prepare Roman-style pizza in the wood fire oven.
Celebrity guest: Linda Evans—of ‘Dynasty’ fame—will be on hand to sign autographs.
For more information, go to:

Editor’s Note: Aegis Living is an advertiser but did not have editorial review of this post.


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