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Seattle Public Theater Robbed, Needs Support

March 6, 2019 8:00pm

We just received sad news from Seattle Public Theatre:

“On Monday, March 4th, Seattle Public Theater was robbed – the thieves thwarted locked doors and an active alarm system. They stole two digital projectors and over $1,500 worth of tools and set-building supplies. Those supplies were actively being used to create the set of the play DRY LAND, which opens on March 22.

Please help us replace the stolen supplies so that we can tell this topical and important story – time is of the essence. Insurance will likely cover the costs of the stolen materials, but the process of getting those funds will take several weeks – DRY LAND needs a set, and it needs to be built right now. As a small non-profit organization, Seattle Public Theater doesn’t have the cash reserves to cover these sudden purchases. Your donations will help get us through these vital few weeks and get this production up and running, and will help us improve our theater’s security so that this doesn’t happen again.
Thank you for your support.” 

I’d you’d like to contribute here’s the link.

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March Events In And Around Green Lake

March 1, 2019 12:40pm
Photo via PNA

PJ 5K
March 10 at 10 a.m.
This fun run walk encourages you to grab your favorite pair of pajamas and make your way around Green Lake.
Run/walk $25 (includes race, bib, photos, medal)
Kids (under 10) $20 (includes race, bib, photos, medal)
Virtual 5k $25 (will mail medal in U.S.) 
Meet at 7210 East Green Lake Dr N
More info available here.

Holi Festival of Colors
March 23 1-3 p.m.
$10-$13
Celebrate spring with this traditional Indian festival that celebrates food, entertainment and a color fight. Interesting side note: A Phinney neighbor spearheaded this festival because they wanted to share their culture with the community. Food will be available for (cash) purchase. Enjoy a dance and singing lesson with Shruti Balakrishnan and a color fight with color powders. All religions, cultures, background and ages are welcome.
For more information on pricing and what to wear, go to the Phinney Center’s website.

Emerald City Women’s Chorus Spring Concert
Sunday March 24 at 2 p.m
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 111 NE 80th Street, Seattle 
$10
The Emerald City Women’s Chorus has a special afternoon of music to share with you, including guest musician Aura Ruddell. Some of their music will be familiar, others you may not have heard before. A few pieces may even surprise you. This is the chorus’s annual fund-raising concert and will be about an hour long.  Afterwards, guests are welcome to mingle and enjoy some complimentary goodies.   
The Emerald City Women’s chorus is a non-audition chorus in North Seattle.   They are affiliated with Music Center of the Northwest, directed by Stacia Cumberland, accompanied by Tom Hecker, and currently have almost 60 members.  Looking to join a chorus?  The chorus welcome new members.  Come to this concert to hear them.  If you like what you see, join the chorus for their short 7-week spring session.  It starts on April 15 and culminates with their final concert of the year on June 2.  They rehearse on Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. at the Wedgwood Community Church. For more information, email EmeraldCityWomensChorus@gmail.com or check out their web page  https://www.musiccenternw.org/ecwc.  

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Green Lake’s Arabian Theater Featured On Curbed Seattle

February 28, 2019 2:43pm
The Arabian Theater building in 1956.
 MOHAI, Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, 1986.5.12626.1

Earlier this week Curbed Seattle posted a fascinating read on a building that you have probably passed dozens, if not hundreds of times. Without giving any spoilers, we think you should head over and read it. You will never look at that section of Aurora Ave the same.

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Get Your Dose Of Spring At The Northwest Flower And Garden Festival

February 20, 2019 9:53am
Photo courtesy of Grace Hensley

When you and winter have stopped talking, the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival swoops in just in time to transport you to a world of ever-blooming color and endless possibility.  

The five-day festival, running today through Sunday, is a gardener’s dream day. Equal parts spectacle, shopping, education and entertainment, a day’s ticket includes round-the-clock lectures by horticultural superstars, hunting in the marketplace for everything your garden didn’t know it needed, and dreaming among the 23 show gardens.  

The show gardens – full-scale landscapes created by the area’s top designers – are the heart of the show. 

Photo courtesy of Grace Hensley

This year’s theme is “Gardens of the World,” so you’ll see visions of Ireland, Italy, England, Pakistan, Ghana, China, and Japan represented. “Great Plant Picks” and The Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association spotlight plants that thrive here.  

While the gardens may be somewhat fantastical (there is more than one dragon), they are packed with inspirational takeaways to borrow for your home garden – with ideas for patios, rain gardens, and more.

As to the 300-vendor marketplace, you may find robot lawnmowers, hot tubs, grow-your-own mushroom logs, rare plants, or a succulent planter shaped like Sasquatch (no judgment). We’re hoping to find a coral Itoh peony. 

Photo courtesy of Grace Hensley

How to go: 

Hours: Wednesday through Saturday (Feb. 20-23), 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday (Feb. 24), 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

Avoid lines and save money by buying adult tickets online for $22 (www.gardenshow.com).  At the door, adult admission is $24; Student (13 to 23 years) – $10; and Children (12 and under) are FREE. Admission is half-price after 3 p.m. Wednesday through Feb. 23 and after 2 p.m. Feb. 24.

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Green Lake Elementary Playground Review Meeting Feb 26

February 19, 2019 11:24am
One of the designs that will be up for review at the meeting.

Would you like to help shape the future of Green Lake Elementary’s playground? Join the upcoming meeting where the group will be reviewing multiple design ideas that have been gathered by the community. This will be an opportunity to provide input for a final design. Snacks and beverages as well as childcare will be provided.

Green Lake Elementary Cafeteria
2400 N 65th St Seattle, WA 98103
Feb 26 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

For more information please email: playgroundcommittee@greenlakedragons.org

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Green Lake Food Walk 2019

February 12, 2019 2:15pm

This year’s Green Lake Food Walk is scheduled for May 18, 2019. The food walk is an art-walk style event to experience food from local Green Lake businesses. The cost for each participant is $15 for adults and $10 for children.

Tickets are now on sale here.

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Pop Up Collection Drive Feb 9

February 7, 2019 12:26pm

SeattleT2P2 is doing a donation drive for pads and tampons for Seattle’s homeless and low-income women. This drive will help the women at Broadview Emergency Shelter.

The Pop-Up Collection Drive will be held at Greenlake Martial Arts School from 2-4 pm.
For more info, check out their Facebook page.

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Last Sunrise of January

January 31, 2019 9:46pm
Photos by Dustin Guy

The sunrise was off the charts awesome this morning. Altocumulus clouds (around 12,000 feet in height) rarely disappoint when there’s a gap for the Sun to shine through on the horizon. And the Olympics looked majestic in the early morning light.

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Cafe LuLu Expands Hours, Menu and Adds Happy Hour

January 28, 2019 7:14pm

Starting in February, Cafe Lulu is expanding its hours to 6 p.m. on weekdays. (Previously they were open until 2 p.m.)

To celebrate their expanded hours and new beer and wine license, they will be hosting an open house and wine tasting on January 31 from 4 – 7 p.m. Indie Wines will be pouring the wine tasting, a five for $5 deal, which can be applied to a bottle purchase and all bottles will be 20% off.

Their new afternoon menu will include a variety of Reuben’s Brews beer, organic wines and French cider. They are also adding to their snack menu with truffle popcorn, apple and pear chips and a pita plate with hummus and olives. The friendly folks at Cafe Lulu also tell us that they have added more wall outlets and wi-if is free.

Cafe Lulu: 6417 Latona Ave
Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (beginning February 1, 2019)

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