Past Master of Doric Lodge #92, Ralph Weathers in November 2013. Photo provided by Sarah Weathers
On December 3rd, the Grand Master of the State of Washington Free and Accepted Masons presented Fremont’s Doric Lodge #92 with a high honor. Our Masons were selected for ‘The Lodge Achievement in Outstanding Performance Award’ for the year 2012 – 2013.
Over the year past Doric Lodge #92 had been led by Worshipful Master Ralph Weathers, and has achieved much in the realms of outreach and community service, including hosting the inaugural Fremont MLK Day Of Service.
To find out about the second annual Fremont MLK Day, and about ways to give time to build community and do good, on January 20th, visit the official website. To find out more about Doric Lodge #92, and the details about their programs and performance, visit their website!
Fremont Arts Council members (including Cameron Mason, smiling for the camera) making headdresses for the 1997 Feast of the Winter Solstice. Photo provided by the FAC Archives & Michael Falcone
Tickets have just gone on sale for the 2013 Feast of the Winter Solstice – an annual bacchanal of the Fremont Arts Council (FAC) on Saturday, December 21st – and tickets are selling fast! Visit Brown Paper Tickets now to secure places at the tables, for you and for all family and friends.
Tickets cost $25 per person (entry is free for those under age 16) and all guests are also required to bring a dish of food to share. Also, bring your own plates, utensils and beverages.
Dress up in fine costumes or fancy dress, and arrive when the doors open – at 6p – to select the best headdress to put you in the spirit of this elegant event.
For those who want to help assemble, adorn and assist with this grand Feast, the Opening Ritual will be held Thursday, December 12th at 7p at the Feast site – the former Stoneway Roofing building (3636 Stone Way N.) Volunteers will also be needed:
- December 13th from 4p – 10p
- December 14th & 15th from 10a – 9p
- December 16th – 18th from 4p – 10p
- December 19th – 20th from 3p – 11p
- December 21st from 10a – 4p
For those less interested in feasting (and ritual,) the Fremont Arts Council will be selling special tickets for the ‘the Longest Night Of The Year Dance Party’ which starts at 11p – for only $20. Look for tickets, and more information about the Feast of the Winter Solstice, on the FAC website and Facebook page.
Front cover of ‘When 1+1+1′ by Gabriela Condrea
On Sunday, December 15th, starting at 6:30p, local author and dance instructor Gabriela Condrea will present her new book, ‘When 1+1=1: That ‘Impossible’ Connection’. Join a cozy evening of literature, whiskey and tango at The Barrel Thief, starting with this interactive presentation, and leading into a milonga – a social tango dance, free for watchers and only $5 for participants.
‘When 1+1=1’ explores human relationships through the metaphor of tango. According to Condrea, “Tango is simply a representation of how we relate to each other.” On December 15th, enjoy a happy hour drink and experience some of the partner games that illustrate the concepts shared in ‘When 1+1=1.’ The reading, from both the English and Spanish editions, will be partially recorded for the audio book version. Come hear more about the book, the world-wide travels that inspired it, and about the energy we share and the connections we make.
This unique book presentation is $8 (advance/$10 door) to attend. For more information, visit the event page on-line or send questions to info@gabrielacondrea
Penny Legate, sharing MC duties at the 2013 Lenin Lighting & Fremont Festivus, held on one of the coldest nights of the year! Photo by Sarah Weathers
On December 6th, Fremonsters gave our newest neighbor, Penny Legate, a cold yet entertaining welcome at the Lenin Lighting & Fremont Festivus celebration. On Thursday, December 12th, Legate will share Fremont, and our Sunday Market, with the rest of the city on the Seattle Channel’s magazine show ‘Citystream’.
At 7p, on Comcast Channel 21, December 12th, the latest episode of ‘Citystream’ will air with footage filmed at the Fremont Sunday Market. The show will feature three stories, including one produced by Legate on a University of Washington biologist working to save elephants in Africa.
Penny Legate, from Seattle Channel’s ‘Citystream’, with flowers from Seattle Tilth. Photo from Seattle Channel, Oct ’11
Those who want to watch at leisure, see the episode on-line. ‘Citystream’ shares about unique organizations and the people making a difference in our team, venturing into hidden parks, new restaurants and favorite haunts – like our own Fremont Market – to bring in-depth coverage of the Emerald City. Watch on December 12th to find out more!
Between today and January 5th, the Puget Sound Blood Center asks that healthy adults consider participating in the ‘Give Red Holiday Campaign’ with blood or platelet donations.
You can play a role in giving the gift of life. Use the new Online Appointment System to schedule a time to give.
Remember, this year both Christmas and New Year’s Day take place on Wednesday – the biggest collection day for the Puget Sound Blood Center – which will severely cut into donor levels. Additionally, the days before and after these holidays are traditionally lightly attended. This can create a reduction in capacity by almost 20%, but usage by patients at area hospitals will remain the same. Over 20,000 people are needed for donations.
Please, make the commitment now to give a blood or platelet donation in the five weeks between today and January 5th. If you need to learn about donating, visit the Puget Sound Blood Center website for more information.