July 28, 2014

Fremont Fireside History Walk Explores Our Community On Aug 2nd

Kirby Lindsay
Learn about the origins of the Fremont Troll, and all the development that surrounds it, including that bridge... at the August 2, 2014 Fremont History Walk.  Photo by K. Lindsay, Jan '09

Learn about the origins of the Fremont Troll, and all the development that surrounds it, including that bridge… at the August 2, 2014 Fremont History Walk. Photo by K. Lindsay, Jan ’09

On Saturday, August 2nd, at 3p, the Fremont Fireside Chat series hosts a free, one-hour History Walk – an active, engaging presentation on the Fremont Troll, Troll Avenue and the iconic Fremont Baptist Church building.  Led by Kirby Lindsay of Fremocentrist.com, this short, ADA-accessible stroll starts at Patches Place & Troll Avenue – outside History House of Greater Seattle – for a family-friendly, participatory exploration of an utterly historic portion of the Center of the Universe.

FFCPosterAug14Climbing up to the Troll, hear about the area before the popular sculpture arrived, and the development of the George Washington Memorial Bridge which soars overhead.  After a brief bit of information on the proposed park planned for the area, saunter with the group to Fremont Baptist.  Members of one of Fremont’s oldest organizations will welcome visitors with a brief history, plenty of rarely seen photos, and an extensive tour of this valued resource and intrinsic piece in Fremont history.

Following the free presentation, Fremont Baptist members have also offered to host visitors to a lemonade-and-cookie reception, while area experts will attempt to answer any questions about any part of Fremont’s past, present and even future.  For more on this live, participatory version of Fremocentrist.com, visit the Brown Paper Tickets or Facebook event pages.

 

July 26, 2014

Fremont Chamber Geek Meet-Up Goes To Google On July 31st

Kirby Lindsay
Tech Geeks of Fremont Unite!, at a Geek Meet-Up on July 31st at 6p at Google.  Photo provided by the Fremont Chamber

Tech Geeks of Fremont Unite!, at a Geek Meet-Up on July 31st at 6p at Google. Photo provided by the Fremont Chamber

On Thursday, July 31st at 6p, the Fremont Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Geek Meet-Up gathering at the Fremont offices of Google.

With a theme of ‘search’, all computer programmers, IT people, network administrators, web designers and other ‘geek’ types with an interest in this aspect of their industry can meet, share resources and get referrals.

Enjoy munchies and beverages, and a chance to network within the tech industry.  Please RSVP for this free, and fun, Fremont Chamber gathering.

 

July 25, 2014

Attend A New Play Workshop, and Dramatic Reading, On July 28th

Kirby Lindsay
Learn more about the process of the play with a dramatic reading and critical feedback discussion on July 28th at the DownStage Theater

Learn more about the process of the play with a dramatic reading and critical feedback discussion on July 28th at the DownStage Theater

On Monday, July 28th from 7p – 9:30p, hear a new play, called ‘Winter Harvest’ by John Ruoff, and participate in a critical discussion, hosted by Playwrights’ Theater.  Held in the DownStage Theater, this pay-what-you-can event gives attendees a chance to enjoy a dramatic reading, and become a part of the writing process.

This workshop will review ‘Winter Harvest’, about a missing 5-year-old child in 1956.  As the police search for the child and investigate a member of the family about the possible crime, the father’s estranged brother arrives and the pregnant mother deals with a forbidden romantic history.  As the crisis exposes secret truths, the family will either pull together or tear apart as the search reaches its conclusion.

After the dramatic reading of this new work by John Ruoff, the cast and audience can share their insights on the piece with the playwright during a facilitated feedback discussion.  Come help develop and improve a new work for the stage, and enjoy an unusual glimpse into the creative theater process on July 28th.

 

July 24, 2014

Community Updates At Upcoming FNC Meeting On July 28th

Kirby Lindsay
The FNC monthly meetings are open-to-the-public, and provide a forum for residents to present their issues and concerns.  Photo by K. Lindsay, May '14

The FNC monthly meetings are open-to-the-public, and provide a forum for residents to present their issues and concerns. Photo by K. Lindsay, May ’14

On Monday, July 28th, starting at 7p, the Fremont Neighborhood Council (FNC) will give residents a forum for hearing and discussing matters to promote their interests at this open-to-the-public meeting held at Doric Lodge #92.

This month, the FNC will welcome David Graves, of the Seattle Department of Parks & Recreation, sharing information about renovations at Gas Works Park.  Also, attendees will discuss a proposed, four-level, 27-unit apartment building for 3635 Phinney Ave N, and organizing a booth at the North Precinct Picnic on August 24th from 1p – 4p, at University Heights Center.

FNCLogoThe meeting will also contain a number of updates on:

  • The FNC community clean-up and celebration, called Fremont…Bright, on July 19th
  • Westlake Avenue North cycle track Project
  • Neighbor Night Out on August 5th
  • A crosswalk for N 43rd Avenue & Fremont Ave N
  • Community mitigation funds from the North Transfer Station Remodel

To learn more about any of these issues, or any others concerning Fremont residents, please attend this meeting on Monday, July 28th at 7p at Doric Lodge #92.  Also, please consider joining the FNC – memberships can be purchased at the meeting or renewed at the FNC website.  Learn more about this organization also through its Facebook page.

 

A Double-Night Fremont Outdoor Cinema This Weekend

Kirby Lindsay
The Fremont Outdoor Movies will show 'Rushmore' on July 25th, as the first of two screenings this weekend.

The Fremont Outdoor Movies will show ‘Rushmore’ on July 25th, as the first of two screenings this weekend.

This weekend, July 25th & July 26th, the Fremont Outdoor Cinema will host two movies, with the conclusion of the Wes Anderson film series and a fundraiser for Three Dollar Bill Cinema.  Get your urban camping gear, gather friends and family, and secure your spot at 7p at Phinney Ave N & N 35th Street – for movie nights under the stars.

First up, on Friday, July 25th, enjoy a remastered version of Rushmore, the second film by auteur director Wes Anderson, and one that earned several awards and commendations.  Starring Bill Murray, Olivia Williams and Jason Schwartzman, this drama concerns Max Fischer, a precocious 15-year-old king of extracurricular activities at Rushmore, a private school.  His friendship with wealthy industrialist Herman Blume leads to an odd love triangle, when both fall for a pretty teacher.  Purchase pre-paid tickets, at $5, for Rushmore, on-line.

'Wet Hot American Summer' will be shown on July 26th at the Fremont Outdoor Cinema

‘Wet Hot American Summer’ will be shown on July 26th at the Fremont Outdoor Cinema

All those 21+ can then go to a second Outdoor Cinema on July 26th, to see Wet Hot American Summer, and purchase Fremont Brewing Company craft beers, Jameson Irish Whiskey and Ginger Beer.  Adult beverages can only help this satirical comedy, and wildly outrageous film, about a fictional Jewish summer camp – in 1981 – and the plentiful supply of one-liners and crazy antics featured in this cult favorite.  With Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, Christopher Meloni, Elizabeth Banks, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, and Zak Orth, this film’s tag line, ‘High Times. Hard Bodies. Soft Rock.’ says it all.  All benefits from the $10 tickets will go to Three Dollar Bill Cinema – pre-paid tickets can be purchased on-line.

Enjoy movies?  Love hanging out with friends on a summer evening?  Attend one of the Outdoor Cinema films coming up – and consider signing up as a volunteer.  Find out more this weekend, or visit the Fremont Outdoor Cinema website and the Facebook page.

 

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