Things to Do, Eat, And See In Green Lake This Spring Part 1
We’re all familiar with the races and other fun events that pop up as a sign of spring in Green Lake. It seems that Green Lake wakes up as we come out of the gray winter weather. Here is the first part of a two part series featuring several events happening this spring right here in our neighborhood, covering fitness, food, and other fun events.
Practice Your Putt at the Green Lake Pitch ‘n Putt
The Green Lake Pitch ‘n Putt opened for the season on March 1. Bring your own clubs or rent a set to learn and practice alongside beginners and casual golfers at this laid-back course.
Open March 1 thru Oct 31. Hours vary.
Address: Green Lake Pitch ‘n Putt (5701 E Green Lake Way N)
Dine Around Seattle at Mkt.
Mkt., the Ethan Stowell restaurant in Tangletown, is one of many restaurants participating in Dine Around Seattle, a biannual dining promotion giving the chance to try some of the best restaurants for a great deal, while helping support local businesses. Reservations highly recommended, and can be made through the Dine Around Seattle website or by calling the restaurant (for each reservation made through the website, a donation is made to Rainier Valley Food Bank).
March 5 – 23, Sunday – Thursday, Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Address: Mkt. (2108 N 55th St.)
Social Media Class at the Green Lake Library
Social media is here to stay. Learn about the benefits of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest and figure out what’s best for you using the library’s iPads. Free, but space is limited, so come early to make sure you get a seat.
Monday, March 20, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Address: Green Lake Branch Public Library (7364 E Green Lake Dr. N)
Live Jazz at Latona Pub
The no-cover event features The Kareem Kandi Band with the Phil Sparks Trio in this 21+ venue. A Pacific Northwest native, Kareem is a saxophonist with strong roots in the traditions of Jazz, Blues, Classical and Funk.
Friday, March 24, 5:00 p.m.
Address: Latona Pub (6423 Latona Ave. NE)
2017 Dizzy Daze
This 12-hour race (5-hour option available) is described with snarky phrases like “Twelve hours of running in circles around Seattle’s favorite puddle” and “All the pain and suffering of an ultra, without the annoying change in scenery!” The goal is to run as many 3.2-mile loops as you can during the race. For amusingly sarcastic details/FAQs and registration, see the website.
Saturday, March 25, 12-hour race: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (check-in starts at 6:00 a.m.), 5-hour race: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (check-in starts at 1:00 p.m.)
Address: Starting line near the Bathhouse Theater (7358 West Green Lake Dr. N)
ZUMBAthon FUNraiser benefitting Green Lake Community Center
The Green Lake Chamber of Commerce hosts this two-hour dance/fitness party event to raise funds to maintain the Green Lake Community Center. More than 20 Zumba instructors are signed up to lead these fun dance workouts. All participants and spectators must be 12 years or older.
Saturday, March 25, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Address: Green Lake Community Center (7201 E Green Lake Dr. N)
Moms Matter: A Discussion on How to Get Involved in Politics
Hosted by the Women’s Business Incubator, this non-partisan discussion features a panel discussion on the topic of how moms can and are making a difference at home, over the phone, on social media, and in Olympia. Childcare for all ages is available, and the event is free for Women’s Business Incubator members, $15 for nonmembers, or $25 for nonmember + child.
Thursday, March 30, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Address: Women’s Business Incubator (111 NE 80th St.)