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August 10, 2017

Upcoming Luminata Lantern Making Workshops at The Powerhouse

Kirby Lindsay Laney

The Fremont Arts Council (FAC) is gearing up for its annual Luminata Lantern Walk at Green Lake on September 21st.  Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox with a procession of light, and by attending one of the upcoming lantern making workshops – at the FAC Powerhouse.

A significant part of this family-friendly celebration is the hand-made lanterns.  Volunteers build lanterns to be sold to raise money to support FAC programs, including the Fremont Solstice Parade, and during these building sessions the public can learn how to make a lantern or two for themselves!

Schedule to attend one of the workshops, at the Powerhouse, and learn about making lanterns on:

  • Wednesday, August 30th from 6p – 9p
  • Thursday, August 31st from 6p – 9p
  • Thursday, September 7th from 6p – 9p
  • Friday, September 8th from 6p – 9p
  • Saturday, September 9th from 1p – 5p
  • Wednesday, September 13th from 6p – 9p
  • Thursday, September 14th from 6p – 9p
  • Friday, September 15th from 6p – 9p
  • Saturday, September 16th from 1p – 5p
  • Monday, September 18th from 5p – 9p

Also, the FAC needs supplies for lantern making.  Can you donate patterned tissue paper, transparent or translucent handmade paper, decorative garden sticks, and/or thin gnarly branches?

Find more information about Luminata and the Lantern Walk on the FAC website – and if you need an answer to a specific question (or information about dropping off donation materials) contact Luminata@FremontArtsCouncil.org

 

August 9, 2017

District Four Public Safety Open House At Gas Works

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Get answers to your questions on public safety on August 16th, 2017

Get answers to your questions on public safety on August 16th, 2017

On Wednesday, August 16th, from 5p – 7p, Seattle City Councilmember Rob Johnson will be hosting a Public Safety Open House specifically focused on Council District #4.  At the Gas Works Park picnic area, attendees can hear from, and ask questions of, experts in the field of homelessness and crime prevention.

Having heard from constituents about public safety concerns, the Councilmember has organized this opportunity for meeting between agency representatives and the general public.  Drop-in to talk to:

  • Chief O’Donnell of the Seattle Police North Precinct
  • Chief Scoggins of the Seattle Fire Department
  • City Attorney Pete Holmes
  • George Scarola, City of Seattle Director of Homelessness
  • Mary Amberg, SPD North Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator
  • Marcus Johnson, U-District Partnership’s Director of the Clean & Safe Program

Learn about resources and share your concerns with these City officials on August 16th.  Light refreshments will be provided, and the kiddos are more than welcome to join.  E-mail Geri Morris, in Councilmember Johnson’s office, at geri.morris@seattle.gov, with any questions about this event, or to RSVP your attendance!

 

August 8, 2017

Live At The Substation – ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat on August 16th

Kirby Lindsay Laney
See ¡ESSO! at The Substation on August 16th, 2017.

See ¡ESSO! at The Substation on August 16th, 2017.

On Wednesday, August 16th, at 8p at The Substation, ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat will be performing live their funky Afro-Latin and roots rock inspired dance music.  ¡ESSO! stands for El Sonido Sonic Octopus, an ethnically diverse crew of musicians that combine twang guitar, thumping bass, the strength of brass horns, group singing and urban poetry in an eclectic mix of raw, energetic sound.

Inspired by Chicago’s soulful blues, jazzy house and global fusion heavyweights, ¡ESSO! delivers a purposeful performance, unifying listeners through music, dance and a collaborative energy.

Hear an an eclectic mix of raw, energetic sound with ¡ESSO! at The Substation.

Hear an an eclectic mix of raw, energetic sound with ¡ESSO! at The Substation.

Expect a unique, powerful show with Armando Perez (guitar/vocals,) Kevin Miller (saxophone,) Dan Lieber (drums/percussion,) Ezra Lange (bass,) Diana Mosquera and Luis Tubens (vocals,) Puerko Pitzotl and Jess Anzaldua (percussions,) and Matthew Davis (trombone.)  Also enjoy special guests as they appear at this singular show.  Find ticket information, and more about the show, on the BandsInTown.com website.

The Substation is a 21+ only venue.

 

 

August 7, 2017

Help Improve B.F. Day Uppers Play Area Over Three Saturdays

Kirby Lindsay Laney
An artist's rendition of the play area improvements coming to the B.F. Day School Uppers in August 2017.

An artist’s rendition of the play area improvements coming to the B.F. Day School Uppers in August 2017.

This summer, the community is coming together to improve the play area in the public, ADA accessible B.F. Day School Upper Playfields.  Over three Saturdays, volunteers are being sought to help with clearing the area and installing new play equipment – then replacing the surface materials.

Can you help?  All help would be gratefully appreciated.

On Saturday, August 19th, from 10a – 4p, volunteers from The Hallows Church are participating in City Serve Day and showing their care and concern for our community by removing wood chips and pea gravel from around the existing play structures.  These volunteers will be joined by anyone else able to lend their hands.  Many hands make light work – and make it possible for our children to have a safer, better play area.

On Saturday, August 26th, from 9a – 4:30p, volunteers from B.F. Day School, plus any other groups that want to win great goodwill and improve their karma, are going to be needed for installing new play equipment.  Every hand is needed for two shifts of work – with training provided at the start of each shift.  The shifts are 9a – 1p, and 12:30p – 4:30p, and due to the specific nature of this work, they ask that volunteers sign-up for a shift.

On August 26th, during the Fremont Chamber Wiffleball Championships on the Upper Playfields, volunteers are needed to help rebuild the play structures.  Photo by K. Lindsay Laney, Sep '12

On August 26th, during the Fremont Chamber Wiffleball Championships on the Upper Playfields, volunteers are needed to help rebuild the play structures. Photo by K. Lindsay Laney, Sep ’12

A week later, possibly on September 2nd (depending on the availability of volunteers,) from 10a – 4p, volunteers are once again needed to get the play area ready to open.  Volunteers will spread the filter fabric, along with pea gravel and new play chips, around the new play structure.

Please consider signing up for a shift, and engaging friends and neighbors in this important community improvement work.  All volunteers can register through SignUp Genius (click here,) for any shift.  There are also places for those who can contribute snacks and/or beverages.  For more information, contact Carrie Bauer at B.F. Day School – cbauer@seattleschools.org

 

August 5, 2017

Casual Uncluttering’s Lauren Williams Earns CPO Designation

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Time to get some help, to get more done and be more effective?  Contact Certified Professional Organizer Lauren Williams of Casual Uncluttering today!  Photo provided by Pixabay.com

Time to get some help, to get more done and be more effective? Contact Certified Professional Organizer Lauren Williams of Casual Uncluttering today! Photo provided by Pixabay.com

Lauren A. Williams of Casual Uncluttering recently announced that she has earned the rare designation of Certified Professional Organizer (CPO,) from the Board of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals.

Williams has become one of only 9 CPOs in Washington State.  In the U.S., only 318 people have earned this accreditation.  Additionally, Williams is licensed, bonded and insured with the state, and looks forward to gaining more training as part of the requirements to maintain her CPO status.

Williams enjoys her work with clients, further perfecting her craft while aiding people of all ages, from 8 to 80, in organizing their basements, attics, home offices, garages, sheds or even the random horse barn.  Relax, and let her put her skills as a creative, detail-oriented, and empathetic organizer towards your project.  Contact Williams, and schedule her services, through the Casual Uncluttering website.

 

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