This is it! Do you have your cookies yet? If not, there is no time to lose!!
March 18th will be the final day of Girl Scout Cookie Sales for the Western Washington Totem Council. After that, the only way to get those delicious cookies will be to steal them from less-than-vigilant relatives, or wait for March 2013.
Check out the Western Washington Girl Scout website to use the cookie locater and find out where cookie sales are scheduled for the final weekend. Remember, when the Scouts run out of cookies, they may leave sale locations…so arrive early and buy plenty!
Also, for those who’ve eaten their fill of the delicious Thin Mints, Tagalongs, or Samoas, Girl Scouts can take donations to give to Operation Cookie Drop – to buy cookies to send to U.S. troops all over the world – or Gift Of Caring – to buy cookies for the homeless around Seattle.
This will be your last chance. Got cookies?
Ever wanted to know all about the events and festivals coming to Fremont each year, before it was too late to get involved – or speak with organizers about modifications that could benefit our community? The Fremont Chamber of Commerce wants you to attend its annual Fremont Events meeting, rescheduled (due to snow) from January to Wednesday, March 21st at 8a at the Lake Washington Rowing Club.
This meeting will be attended by organizers of many of Fremont’s annual festivals, gatherings, fairs, movies, celebrations and/or parades. Also attending will be community folk, anxious to find out what is in store for Fremont for 2012 – and ready with feedback on what they like, don’t like and want to volunteer to help with this year.
With catering from Pie, and beverages from Peet’s Coffee & Tea and PCC Fremont, the meeting fee will be $15. To R.S.V.P., or find out more, contact the Fremont Chamber Executive Director Jessica Vets at email@example.com
Each year in the spring, Stone Soup Theatre presents the Double (XX) Play Fest (this year April 19th – May 6th.) This showcase provides audiences a chance to sample short plays written and directed by women. This year a Kickstarter campaign allows audience members to transform themselves into production producers – with small or large donations.
Traditionally, Stone Soup produced this festival on a next-to-nothing budget, but for 2012 our community can help scrape together a small stake to help get the word out and cover out-of-pocket expenses for the artists that contribute.
By April 13th, the Double (XX) Play Fest wants to raise $5,000. Under the conditions of Kickstarter, if everyone pledges up to the posted goal of $5,000, Stone Soup gets the money. If pledges don’t come in, those who have pledged won’t be billed at all.
For those who give, Stone Soup will host a non-potluck party at the end of the campaign – and everyone who donates will be thanked in the website. However, as with any Kickstarter campaign each pledge level has its compensation – and the rewards here include free concessions, tickets to the Play Fest, and an all-Fest pass! Look at the Kickstarter page to see what your donation could earn you.
If everyone who reads this notice could give just $5, and forward the message through Facebook or e-mail to a theater-loving friend, Stone Soup can provide a little support to the artists that support them – and entertain us all!
Fyodor Karamazov (a.k.a. Tim Furst) performs at the 2007 Moisture Festival Photo by John Cornicello
The Moisture has begun! Go celebrate!
On Wednesday, March 21st, a special Moisture Festival performance will benefit the Fremont Arts Council, and the spectacular Solstice Parade. For the Equinox, go enjoy a creative celebration of vaudeville and comedy/varieté with Moisture Festival.
Buy a ticket – or buy more than one and hand them out to friends, family or fellow Fremonsters who haven’t yet experienced the wonder that is Moisture Fest! For a $20 (adult) ticket, see aerialists, jugglers, comedians, dancers, clowns, acrobats, musical numbers, and Godfrey Daniels. Fremont’s own Simon Neale will act as MC, and The Super8s will provide live music for this all ages show.
The Fremont Arts Council believes art helps build stronger communities, and makes magic happen at the Center of the Universe. Help them continue this mission, while enjoying a bit of Moisture. Tickets remain available at Brown Paper Tickets – although Festival shows are selling out fast! Place your order today, and support the FAC Solstice Parade.
Until March 25th, the B.F. Day Elementary School Playground Project Team can accept public comment on the preferred concept plan for the playground improvements. The drawings are provided here, and on the B.F. Day PTSA website.
The plan developed over three public meetings (November 30th, 2011, February 2nd, and March 7th, 2012) as well as through school assemblies and meetings with stakeholders and school staff. The landscape architecture firm of Site Workshop helped develop the plan based on this input.
Overall drawings of the B.F. Day Elementary School grounds, provided by Site Workshop
Any comments, and questions, can be directed to the Playground Project Team at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 25th, 2012.
On May 19th, a ‘Playground Open House’ will take place to allow volunteers to help clean up the grounds, and see what work will be needed to transform the existing playground into the vision seen in these drawings. This spring and summer also expect to hear about fundraising efforts to fund phase one of these much needed improvements.
For far more information, read previous Fremocentrist.com columns from November 14th, 2011, January 25th and February 29, 2012.