September 19, 2014

Save The Date(s) – Upcoming Fremont Fireside Chats

Kirby Lindsay

800pxFFCPosterOct14RogerWheelerOn Saturday, October 4th, at 3p, enjoy a Fremont Fireside Chat with Artist/Historian Roger Wheeler.  At History House, in the comfortable salon (before the eco-friendly televised fireplace) Wheeler can give a first-hand account of Fremont history and culture.

This free, one-hour presentation, sponsored by HomeStreet Bank, brings one of Fremont’s founding artists back to the Center of the Universe to talk about how we earned the right to De Libertas Quirkas (the Freedom To Be Peculiar.)  While living in Fremont from 1956 – 2004, Wheeler helped start the Fremont Arts Council, operated an arts supply store, worked at the Fremont Sunday Market, worked on the Fremont Rocket, and wrote about Fremont history for the Fremont Chamber of Commerce.

Wheeler will talk about his experiences, but he will also take questions from attendees – and be available for casual chat after the presentation, during a juice-and-cookie reception in the museum’s covered sculpture garden.

Then get even more on Fremont history at the November 15th Fireside Chat (at 3p) when we explore the development of our community from 1850 – 1900.  In 2012, as part of the ‘Timber To Troll’ history project, at History House, students created a Fremont history timeline.  This presentation will go farther into the timeline using research, and materials provided by the Seattle Public Library Neighborhood History Project, to give a better idea of how Fremont began.

FHSAug06_ArmenStepanian&RogerWheelerTo celebrate the 140th anniversary of the platting of Fremont, on January 24, 2015, a very special Fireside Chat will take place featuring Fremont’s Mayor Armen Napoleon Stepanian.  Beginning at 2p, also at History House, come see the humble carpenter and ‘Christopher Columbus of Recycling’ and learn what it takes to get a blue-and-orange bridge, a Fremont Fair and an entire neighborhood to organize its own gentrification.

For more information, on all Fremont Fireside Chats, contact  RSVP to the October 4th Chat at Brown Paper Tickets.



September 18, 2014

Take A Leisurely Stroll, With Other Fremonsters, To End Hunger

Kirby Lindsay


September 17, 2014

Learn To Use – Rather Than Just Dusting – A Musical Instrument

Kirby Lindsay

DustyStringsSep14QuickStartClassesPoster_137Dusty Strings Music School invites all those with musical instruments sitting around collecting dust, and/or those experiencing an emerging passion for music, to take part in an upcoming ‘Quick Start Workshop’.

If you have an instrument you love to look at but don’t know what to do with, or want to make a living with your passion for music, Quick Start can get you going.  For less than you would pay for one 30-minute lesson, receive two full hours with a music mentor who will provide you with the best instruction possible.

Quick Start yourself on guitar (bluegrass, electric, slide & blues,) banjo (clawhammer or bluegrass,) mandolin, or music2money (to learn to make a living as a musician.)  Quick Start Workshops kick-off on September 27th, and will repeat every 4th Saturday through April.  Sign-up for a Quick Start workshop on-line, in the Dusty Strings store, or by telephone at 206/634-1662.

One Quick Start Workshop can make the difference of a lifetime!


September 16, 2014

Read At The Literacy Source Park(ing) Day Park On September 19th

Kirby Lindsay
A park, created by Theo Chocolate, for Park(ing) Day 2013.  Photo provided by the City of Seattle

A park, created by Theo Chocolate, for Park(ing) Day 2013. Photo provided by the City of Seattle

On Friday, September 19th, Literacy Source will join with others, world-wide, building pop-up parks and other forms of public space out of street parking spaces on Park(ing) Day 2014.

Check out the public reading room created from two parking spaces along N 35th St, near the Literacy Source classrooms (and the Fremont Branch of Seattle Public Library.)  This will be a sitting area for people to stop, relax, read and learn about Literacy Source.  A tea shop has promised to provide tea throughout the day, and our local museum, History House of Greater Seattle, will be giving away free books.

Also consider supporting Literacy Source, and it’s adult learning programs, by attending their first-ever Trivia Night at Hale’s Brewery on Tuesday, October 7th, from 7:30p – 9:30p.  Test your knowledge at this Literacy Source-themed trivia challenge.  Could you pass the U.S. Citizenship test?  What about the G.E.D.?  English grammar?  How much do you know about the 62 world nations represented by Literacy Source students?  Come enjoy this evening of fun and learning, but reserve you place today.  Space is limited and filling fast.  R.S.V.P. for Literacy Source Trivia Night to


September 15, 2014

Have A Marvelous Halloween With Moisture Festival Shenanigans!

Kirby Lindsay

MoistureFestivalOct14HalloweenAuctionOn Friday, October 24th, starting at 6p, you are invited to join the folks from Moisture Fest for a Halloween-spiced fundraising auction and show, all at Hale’s Palladium.  MC Kevin Joyce will lead the way for the frighteningly flexible aerialist Quynbi, the creepy contortions of Dr. Calamari and Acrophelia, lone light in the dark Luminous Pariah, serpents of swing Snake Suspenderz, and the fearsomely fun spectacle that is NANDA.

This special event will raise funds for the 12th annual Moisture Festival coming in 2015, with a cornucopia of silent and live auction items, a costume contest (with prizes,) hors d’oeuvres from Fremont’s own Cameron Catering, beer from Hale’s Ales, and much in this bag of treats!

Purchase tickets – $45 for adults (includes two drink tickets,) $10 for kids (includes one non-alcoholic drink ticket,) – now to enjoy the fun!  Doors will open at 6p, with the show beginning at 7:30p, and the merriment scheduled to continue well past 10p after the show (and auction) ends.


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