Find more information on this park on the Seattle.gov/Parks website – or attend this very important Open House and Public Input session on October 24th.
On the Third Thursday, October 20th, take time to step inside some of Fremont’s fabulous and singular boutiques, to find creative and unique items for yourself, and help raise money to fight breast cancer through ‘Seattle Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’!
In addition to offering deals and discounts this Third Thursday, many local shops will be staying open late (until 8p.) Support Fremont’s small businesses, and purchase items, between 1p and 7p, at Portage Bay Goods, Pipe + Row, Essenza, Les Amis, and/or Liten and a portion of the sale will go to the non-profit. Also, consider checking out these special events at:
Even if you don’t need anything (even though you really do!,) take a few minutes to stroll a few of Fremont’s small businesses this Third Thursday and show your support, for the cause and for the entrepreneurs! For more on Fremont Third Thursdays, visit the Facebook page!
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (OAC,) in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT,) is seeking site-specific artwork and design elements for the Madison Street Bus Rapid Transit Project (BRT). The artist, or artist team, selected for this installation must be able to work with consultants from both departments, from design through construction, of the new BRT. The deadline for applications for this commission is 11p on Monday, November 7th, and the total artwork project budget is estimated at $125,000.
This call is for professional artists, or artist teams, residing in Washington or Oregon, with prior public art experience. The OAC, in efforts to build a diverse collection, welcomes artists whose work is well-represented in the City collection to apply, but the Artist Selection Panel will consider diversity as one factor in their decision.
The selected artist, or artist team, will work with BRT design consultants, SDOT and OAC representatives and community members to develop a permanent piece of public art and design elements for the Madison BRT. The finished BRT project is expected to improve overall mobility in a dense corridor between diverse neighborhoods from Center City to First Hill, Capitol Hill, the Central District, along with Madison Valley and Madison Park. The commissioned artist will develop artwork for one or two designated sites – a green space at 14th Ave, between Pike Street and Madison Street, or a curb bulb at Union Street, between 12th Avenue and Madison Street.
To apply for this commission, visit the Seattle CaFE site. Find more information on CaFE.org, including information on what materials to include in an application, or contact Maija McKnight at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206/684-7311.
While it has relocated its primary classrooms from Fremont to Lake City Way (at 3200 NE 125th Street,) Literacy Source still offers free classes to adults looking to improve their futures – and those of their families – with free, basic ESL and math instruction and one-on-one tutoring.
Help spread the word to those in need of free assistance with citizenship preparation, basic reading, basic writing, basic math, ESL, GED preparation, and digital literacy. In addition to basic adult education, computer literacy and test preparation in Lake City, Literacy Source offers classes, including walk-in classes, at facilities in SeaTac, Tukwila, and Rainier Beach. Any low-income adult is eligible for these small group classes as well as one-on-one tutoring.
Literacy Source will offer New Student Orientation on October 24th & October 26th. Find out more, and sign-up, at 206/782-2050 or on the Literacy Source website.
On Friday, October 28th, starting at 6:30p, the party people of Moisture Festival welcome you (plus friends & family) to join the celebration of the Spooktacular Fundraising Auction, Show & Costume Party! Pull out your Halloween costume, and get ready to have fun!
With MC/Auctioneer Kevin Joyce entertaining throughout the evening, bid on extraordinary items in the silent and live auctions. Enjoy a singularly Moisture Festival show featuring the extreme talents of Scotty of Comedy Industries, Dream Frohe, Jay Alexander, Uncle Bonsai, and Peter Pitofsky, plus live music by Miles & Karina. Feast on delicious eats by Cameron Catering.
Round up your friends and buy tickets today! Adults cost $75, and youth under 12 $40, and ticket sales close on October 27th. Get yours today for a Spooktacular Halloween Celebration!
In preparation for the high-energy party, take a few minutes to relax and enjoy some chat with Moisture Festival instigators at the final MF Happy Hour of 2016. On Monday, October 24th at Ivar’s Salmon House, from 5:30p – 7p, hear a brief presentation by Shannon Moon, a Godfrey Daniels, about puppetry and playing Fremont’s favorite clown. With delicious hors d’ouvres provided by Ivar’s, buy a drink or two while bonding with MF Board Members and volunteers – and making plans for the 2017 Moisture Festival coming soon!
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