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Easter In Green Lake

March 27, 2018 6:56am

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Easter Services
There are several Green Lake churches offering Easter Sunday services including Bethany CommunitySt. AndrewsGreen Lake United Methodist and Green Lake Presbyterian.

Spring Egg Scramble
Saturday, March 31

Bring a bag or basket to hunt for eggs.
Green Lake Community Center, come rain or shine. Meet first in the gym of the Community Center and then each age group will be lead out to the lawn or tennis court for some egg hunting fun.
10 a.m. ages 1-3; 10:30 a.m. ages 4-6; 11 a.m. – ages 7- 10

Bunny Bounce at Woodland Park Zoo
Saturday March 31 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hop, skip and jump to Woodland Park Zoo for the 17th annual Bunny Bounce, featuring amazing egg hunts for children ages 1–8, crafts, bunny encounters and eggs-citing zoo programs throughout the day. Space may be limited. Each egg hunt is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Orangutans, lemurs, grizzlies, and more nibble on specially made Easter baskets lined with flowers, berries and other favorite treats. See the full schedule of events below for specific animals.

Schedule of Events:
10:00 a.m. – Jaguar
10:00 a.m. – Lions
10:45 a.m. – Snow Leopards
11:30 a.m. – Kunekune Pigs
11:30 a.m. – River Otters
11:45 a.m. – Asian Small–clawed Otters
12:00 p.m. – Grizzlies
1:00 p.m. – Anoa
1:00 p.m. – Sloth Bears
1:00 p.m. – Ring–tailed Lemurs (weather dependent)
1:30 p.m. – Red Ruffed Lemurs (weather dependent)
1:30 p.m. – Meerkats
1:30 p.m. – Visayan Warty Pigs
2:00 p.m. – Penguins
2:30 p.m. – Wallaroos and Wallabies

Price: Free with zoo admission or membership

For more information, go to the Zoo’s site.

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April 2018 Happenings In And Around Green Lake

March 26, 2018 6:17am

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It probably won’t come as a shock to you that most of our April events evolve around food. (It’s one of our favorite subjects here at SG.) From Seattle Restaurant Week to a food walk and a donut dash. Here’s a few events to have on your radar this April.

Seattle Restaurant Week begins April 2 and runs through the 19th (Fri – Sat and Sunday brunch excluded)
3 course dinners for $33
$18 lunch at select locations
Check out participating restaurants at srweek.com

Green Lake Food Walk 
Saturday April 28
The Green Lake Food Walk is an edible tour of Green Lake. A wristband (purchased via the link above) grants entry to participating businesses that will be handing out samples of food and drinks. Participating businesses include: Rosita’s, Duke’s, The Woodlands Wood Fired Pizza, Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, PCC and more.
Tickets are $10 for kids 10 and under and $15 for adults – note a small service fee applies.

Seattle Entrepreneur Conference, which takes place at the Ballard Public Library on Friday, April 27. This full-day event will help Seattle-area business owners build their confidence, connections, customers and cash.

You’ll meet other Seattle entrepreneurs and learn from experts about topics like…
• Increasing your confidence
• Using storytelling in business
• Finding high-level mentors
• Online marketing that brings in leads
• Social media for business (Pinterest, Instagram, and Youtube)
• PR, accounting, and legal for small business

Tickets are free, and available from Eventbrite or Facebook.

2018 Top Pot Doughnut Dash Seattle
Sunday April 29 8:30 a.m.
Starting and finishing near the Green Lake Park Community Center and the basketball courts, the 3.1 mile course moves in a clockwise direction utilizing the streets and inner path of the park.
Net proceeds from the event will be donated to Childhaven.
Registration information here.

Free Form Dance Dance
Come to dance in whatever style you’d like. This group meets every week and plays music from all continents and from every era since the 1950s. Doors open at 10 am every Saturday, music begins 10:20 a.m. and after 80 minutes of music, a very short closing circle the dance party comes to a close by noon.

For more info about this group, go to their website freeformdancedance.com.
All ages welcome. (The group says they have regular attendees ages 3 – 90 years old.)
Price: $10
Northgate Community Center, 10510 – 5th Avenue NE, Seattle.
Note: in April the group will have a temporary venue change. (Once every two years the studio the group rents closes for maintenance and the beautiful dance floors get entirely redone.) April 14 and 21 Freeform Dance Dance will be at Richmond Highland Recreation Center in Shoreline. Then, back to the regular space at Northgate Community Center, 10510 – 5th Avenue NE, Seattle.

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Seattle Public Theater’s ‘Ironbound’ Opens Tonight

March 22, 2018 6:14am

Seattle Public Theater is running a new show that previews tonight and runs through April 15.

Here’s the info:

At a bus stop in a run-down New Jersey town, Darja, a Polish immigrant cleaning lady, is done talking about feelings; it’s time to talk money. Over the course of 20 years, and three relationships, Darja negotiates for her future with men who can offer her love or security, but never both. Award-winning playwright Martyna Majok’s IRONBOUND is a darkly funny, heartbreaking portrait of a woman for whom love is a luxury—and a liability—as she fights to survive in America.

Co-Artistic Director Kelly Kitchens selected IRONBOUND for Seattle Public Theater’s 2017-18 Season because it provides a complex, nuanced look at a working-class, immigrant single-mother and the battles she must fight, as well as the dreams she puts to rest just to scrape by. “Majok gives voice to those struggling to make it by another day,” says Kitchens. “This play is written by a female playwright and at its center is a fully realized, gritty, funny, flawed, hardworking, heartbreaking female protagonist. For all those reasons and more, I knew this was a story that Seattle Public Theater had to produce. The intimate setting of our theater will allow the audience to immerse themselves in this story; to sit at that bus stop with Darja as her life unfolds and unravels gives a face and a heart to the struggles of so many who are trapped by both the consequences of their own decisions and things simply out of their control.”

Award-winning local and regional actress Alexandra Tavares (The Seagull Project) will be stepping into the role of Darja for the production. She’s joined by actors Roy Stanton (Tommy), Arjun Pande (Maks), and Nathan Brockett (Vic), who round-out IRONBOUND’s four-person cast.

The production and design team for IRONBOUND includes Kelly Kitchens (director), Mike Dooly (assistant director), Julia Welch (scenic), Thorn Michaels (lighting), Rob Witmer (sound), Kelsey Rogers (props), Emily Cawley (dialect coach), and Ariel Bui (stage management). Sara Keats of The Umbrella Project will act as the dramaturg for the production.


Preview: Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Opening Night: Friday, March 23rd, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, March 24th, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, March 25th, 2018 @ 2pm

Thursday, March 29th, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Friday, March 30th, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Saturday, March 31st, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, April 1st, 2018 @ 2pm

Thursday, April 5th, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Friday, April 6th, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Saturday, April 7th, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, April 8th, 2018 @ 2pm

Thursday, April 12th, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Friday, April 13th, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Saturday, April 14th, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, April 15th, 2018 @ 2pm

SPT 7312 West Green Lake Drive North, Seattle, WA 98103

TICKETS: $17 – $34 General Admission http://seattlepublictheater.org

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Chabad of NW Seattle Hosts Passover Seder March 30

March 21, 2018 6:52am

Chabad of NW Seattle will host its annual community Passover Seder, featuring a delicious traditional Seder dinner including gefiltte fish, roasted chicken, potatoe Kugel, salads and tasty deserts. Unlimited Shmurah Matzah and plenty of wine for the four cups.

The Seder will be led by Rabbi Yoni Levitin.

March 30
Cost: $54 Adult, $20 child ( 5-12)
Reservations required by March 25th

If you have any questions please contact Rabbi Yoni  (2060 851-9831
Go to chabadnwseattle.org to register.

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Seattle Entrepreneur Conference April 27, Hosted by “Accidental” Networking Group

March 14, 2018 6:04am

Sometimes the best things start on accident.

A few years ago, I noticed I had a lot of friends working on entrepreneurial or “business-ish” projects. Since I wanted to go that direction myself, I invited them to hang out and meet other like-minded people.

It was a hit, so I repeated it the next month, this time inviting a few strangers I found via an online entrepreneurship group. One of them suggested I list the group publicly, on Facebook and Meetup, which I hesitated to do at first, since it was basically “just friends hanging out.”

But eventually, I listed it, and the group (now with an official title!), grew rapidly from there.

Today, the community has more than 400 members, although I keep each monthly event small, remaining true to the original vision of the small group discussion. We meet interesting, like-minded people across multiple industries, participate in great conversation, and actually get to know each other.

It definitely helps that many other local networking groups are industry-specific or host mostly large events. I’ve heard from many members that they’ve enjoyed the more personal setting and the chance to get multiple perspectives from the various industries represented.

For monthly networking events, I also love the smaller group, but that doesn’t stop me from also wanting and organizing the occasional larger event. At these events, we learn from experts, meet larger numbers of people, and get motivated by the energy that comes from a bigger group.

One of those events is the Seattle Entrepreneur Conference, which takes place at the Ballard Public Library on Friday, April 27. This full-day event will help Seattle-area business owners build their confidence, connections, customers and cash. I’m very excited to put on this event, and I want to personally invite you to come!

You’ll meet other Seattle entrepreneurs and learn from experts about topics like…
• Increasing your confidence
• Using storytelling in business
• Finding high-level mentors
• Online marketing that brings in leads
• Social media for business (Pinterest, Instagram, and Youtube)
• PR, accounting, and legal for small business

We have a packed schedule, but after the conference, there will be plenty of time at the no-host social hour to mingle and discuss what you learned.

Tickets are free, and available from Eventbrite or Facebook. RSVP early – space is limited due to the fire code. Hope to see you there!

(This event is not sponsored by The Seattle Public Library.)

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March 2018 Happenings In And Around Green Lake

February 28, 2018 6:33am


Practice Your Putt at the Green Lake Pitch ‘n Putt
The Green Lake Pitch ‘n Putt opens 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.
Green Lake Pitch ‘n Putt (5701 E Green Lake Way N)
Website: facebook.com/Greenlake-Golf-58254742359/

Shop & Dine to Make a Difference
March 9-11
University Village
A $25 donation to RMHC will get you a shopping card that entitles you to 25% off your purchase at many retailers in University Village, including Anthropologie, Aritzia, Athleta, Madewell, Hanna Andersson, Pottery Barn Kids, and many more. You can see a full list of retailers here. Your shopping card also includes free valet parking at the lot near Amazon Books.

RMHC of Western Washington & Alaska supports families whose children are being treated for serious illnesses. At the houses in Anchorage and Seattle, RMHC provide housing, volunteer-led dinners and activities, and a welcoming community to hundreds of families every year.

March on 5K
March 10 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
This fun run/walk raises money for Planned Parenthood of the Greater Northwest.
8:30am- Check In
9am- Round 1 of yoga begins
9:20am- Round 1 racers to start line
9:30am- Round 1 of racers begin
10:30am- Round 2 of yoga begins
10:50am- Round 2 racers to start line
11am- Round 2 of racers begin
For more information, go to the registration page.

Light Up The Night Gala
March 11 doors open at 5:30 p.m.
415 Westlake Ave N
Green Lake’s own Seattle Public Theatre is hosting their annual gala, which helps raise funds for their ongoing operations.
The night will include live entertainment, whiskey tastings, a live auction featuring sunset yacht cruise, private concert and sporting events, culinary adventures and more.
For more information and to buy tickets go to their website.

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Green Lake Art & Music Walk February 23

February 19, 2018 6:58am

The Green Lake Art and Music Walk is Friday, February 23. The event brings live music and art to dozens of Green Lake businesses – mostly located along the east side of Green Lake – from Lucia and Gregg’s Green Lake Cycle to Om Culture and more. Grab dinner, check out some art and listen to live music. Family friendly and best of all, free.

Details:

Friday February 23 5-8 p.m.

Event is free, but registration is encouraged. For more information, a full list of sponsors and participating businesses, go to the events’ Facebook page.

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Green Lake Food Walk Is April 28

February 18, 2018 9:50pm

Photo via GLFW

This just in… The Green Lake Food Walk is scheduled for Saturday April 28 and tickets are now available online.

The Green Lake Food Walk is an edible tour of Green Lake. A wristband (purchased via the link above) grants entry to participating businesses that will be handing out samples of food and drinks. Participating businesses include: Rosita’s, Duke’s, The Woodlands Wood Fired Pizza, Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, PCC and more.

Tickets are $10 for kids 10 and under and $15 for adults – note a small service fee applies.

In recent years the event has sold out, so get your tickets soon.

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Need Garden Inspiration? The NW Flower and Garden Show Starts Today

February 7, 2018 7:00am

Always an over-the-top inspiration for seasoned gardeners and plantaholics, the Northwest Flower and Garden Show  opens today for its 30th year with a twist – a special focus on delivering doable ideas for beginning gardeners, city dwellers, and edible gardeners.

The five-day festival runs WednesdaySunday at the Washington State Convention Center, offering 20 plant-packed display gardens, more than 100 free expert seminars, and world-class home and garden shopping. Oh, there will be plants, but also art, and hot tubs….

It wouldn’t be the flower show without some jaw-dropping ingenuity and theater, but there are practical ideas to find everywhere. In the display gardens, containers accent patios and nestle in the flower beds adding year-round focal points and pops of color. Great Plant Picks’ garden is all containers to showcase their latest survey of best plants for potted color.  Apple trees were espaliered (grown flat) to save space in a container or along a fence line.

Susan Browne’s sunny yellow, white, and black ‘Bee Simple’ garden (photo above) highlights bee-friendly plants and will host live demos about honeybees’ contribution to our food and environment.

West Seattle Nursery created an ethereal day spa at-home getaway– complete with massage table and outdoor shower.  The details are the star in this garden – a houseplant chandelier, an interior wall covered with air plants, an exterior one looks like fungus on bark (but is actually made of peat pots), and the lush plantings that look naturally interwoven – almost like they grew there.

Fancy Fronds Nursery’s garden is a celebration of geometry and nature with expert use of recycled materials in its zig-zag planted retaining walls and steel columns topped with mixing bowls.

 New this year, adding the real-time ‘Flower Wars’ to the popular ‘Container Wars’ event testifies to the success of the ‘slow flower’ movement and floral farms.  Designers will use American-grown flowers to whip up arrangements on the fly.

So, whether you are looking for inspiration, education, or some gorgeous plants, get there.

To go: Tickets are $24 per day, or  $34 for a 3-day pass.  Youth tickets are $7. Children under 12 are free. Available online https://www.gardenshow.com/tickets/order/, (800) 343-6973, or at the door.

Thanks to Bainbridge-based photographer Grace Hensley  for her fantastic photography.

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Giant Menorah Lighting Tonight at Phinney Center

December 12, 2017 6:59am


Chabad NW Seattle is hosting a giant menorah lighting tonight at the Phinney Center. The Giant Menorah will be lit outside followed by the Chanukah celebration at the Community Hall inside the brick building in the Phinney Center.

The event is free and open to the public and features:
Giant Menorah Lighting
Bounce House
Chanukah crafts
Hot Potato Latkas
The dreidel man
Delicious Jelly Doughnuts
Special performance from our Hebrew School Students

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