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March 31, 2017

Buy Tickets Now For The Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest, And Learn Something

Kirby Lindsay Laney
The Seattle Scotch & Beer Festival returns over Easter weekend to the Fremont Studios.  Photo provided by SSBF

The Seattle Scotch & Beer Festival returns over Easter weekend to the Fremont Studios. Photo provided by SSBF

On April 14th & 15th, the Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest takes place inside the Fremont Studios, serving up tastes of 50+ craft brews and select Scotch & Irish Whiskey, plus wine and hard cider.

Take your knowledge and appreciation of Scotch to the next level by attending one of the educational seminars.  One of the few Masters of Scotch, Craig Vaught, will teach attendees about how to properly sniff, sip and swirl Scotch.  Learn nuances and styles of the new World of Whiskey, taught by experts from Fremont Mischief Distillery.  The seminars have limited seats available, so register now to attend – with purchase of your tickets.

In addition to tastes, the Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest Bottle Shop will have your new favorite bottles for sale at low prices, and no sales tax!  Purchase Scotch, Irish Whiskey and ingredients for the Festival Signature Cocktail.

Taste craft brews, fine Scotch or Irish Whiskey at the Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest on April 14th & 15th, 2017.  Photo provided by SSBF

Taste craft brews, fine Scotch or Irish Whiskey at the Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest on April 14th & 15th, 2017. Photo provided by SSBF

The Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest raises money for The World Is Fun, a local non-profit that provides exciting and engaging ways for volunteers to support local events. TWIF also creates original, signature events and revamps established charitable programs through partnerships that further connects people with unique volunteer opportunities.

Purchase you ticket package – beer admission or VIP admission, with add-ons for Scotch seminars – through Stranger Tickets.  Enjoy this chance to taste craft brews and select Scotch, all in the elegant surroundings of the Fremont Studios.  Buy tickets now!

 

March 30, 2017

Help Lead The FAC & Create A Sustainable Solstice Parade

Kirby Lindsay Laney
The FAC could use some volunteers to help find ways to make the legendary Fremont Solstice Parade more sustainable, and spectacular!  Photo by Adrian J. Laney, Jun '16

The FAC could use some volunteers to help find ways to make the legendary Fremont Solstice Parade more sustainable, and spectacular! Photo by Adrian J. Laney, Jun ’16

The Fremont Arts Council (FAC) has asked for volunteers to serve on any one of its leadership teams, to bring creative problem solving to making the non-profit organization more sustainable.  Your ideas are urgently needed now to help build a bigger, better Fremont Solstice Parade for 2017.

On Tuesday, April 4th, at 7:10p, please consider sitting in on the meeting of the FAC Program & Events leadership team, at the Powerhouse workshop.  The Events Team focuses on planning and producing the awesome, memorable events the FAC has become known for.  Three months before it takes to the streets, the Parade will be of primary importance to the Program & Events Team – after it lays out plans for the imminent May Day celebration.  Come share in this important work of building community through art.

Before the clowns take the road for the 2017 Fremont Solstice Parade, the FAC has asked for volunteers to help with planning.  Photo by Adrian J. Laney, Jun '16

Before the clowns take the road for the 2017 Fremont Solstice Parade, the FAC has asked for volunteers to help with planning. Photo by Adrian J. Laney, Jun ’16

In addition to the April 4th Program & Events meeting consider attending:

  • On Tuesday, April 11th, at 7:10p, the Committee Of the Whole gathers all members of the FAC, our community and the non-profit’s Board of Directors to discuss the general business of the arts organization.  Come learn more about the mission of this unique neighborhood group, and how the mission is lived out.
  • On Wednesday, April 19th, at 7:10p, the Communications, Outreach & Development (COD) leadership team meets at the Works Progress Co-work Space to discuss fundraising and sustainable processes for the FAC and its programs.  Help refresh the materials of the FAC, and improve its outreach including its website and social media resources.
All kinds of people are needed to make the FAC Fremont Solstice Parade happen!  Come give your talents!  Photo by Adrian J. Laney, Jun ' 16

All kinds of people are needed to make the FAC Fremont Solstice Parade happen! Come give your talents! Photo by Adrian J. Laney, Jun ‘ 16

Ask questions and RSVP to volunteer@fremontartscouncil.org, and all public meetings – although you can also learn about the leadership teams through the FAC website.

The FAC engages community to cultivate the spirit of celebration, transforming everyone into an artist.  The FAC’s signature event is the Fremont Solstice Parade, which arrives in three months on Saturday, June 17th at 1p, and everyone is welcome to participate and create.  Come learn how!

 

 

 

 

March 29, 2017

Register Now For The Fremont Fun Run & Briefcase Relay On June 2nd

Kirby Lindsay Laney

It’s time to start training – and get registered to run in the only evening 5K and costumed relay race!  On Friday, June 2nd, the Brooks Fremont 5K & Briefcase Relay will be bigger than big, better than bet and funner than fun!  Starting at the J.P. Patches statue, this crazy fast 5K has all the elements necessary for a healthy evening:  costumes, community and Fremont Brewing beer.

Get ready and get set - the 2017 Fremont Fun Run starts at 7p on Friday, June 2nd.  Photo by Adrian J. Laney, June '15

Get ready and get set – the 2017 Fremont Fun Run starts at 7p on Friday, June 2nd. Photo by Adrian J. Laney, June ’15

On June 2nd, Day of Race registration begins at 4:30p, the Briefcase Relay sets off at 6p, the Anytime Fitness race warm-up take place for everyone at 6:45p, and the Brooks 5K Run & Walk starts at 7p.  This schedule allows relay race team members to also participate in the 5K – to enjoy both the team building of the costumed Briefcase Relay and the certification that comes with the Brooks Fremont Fun Run.

The hand off in the costumed Briefcase Relay, part of the Fremont Fun Run, returning on June 2nd!  Photo by Adrian J. Laney, Jun '15

The hand off in the costumed Briefcase Relay, part of the Fremont Fun Run, returning on June 2nd! Photo by Adrian J. Laney, Jun ’15

Registration for the Fremont Fun Run & Briefcase Relay, before May 31st, can be done on line, through the Pro-Motion Events website, by mail or in-store through Super Jock-n-Jill, Sound Sports or right here in Fremont at Anytime Fitness.  The first 900 registrants will receive a short-sleeve Brooks technical fabric shirt, so register now – and start training tomorrow!

One of the costumed Briefcase Relay Teams, at the Fremont Fun Run, returning on June 2nd, 2017.  Photo by Adrian J. Laney, Jun '15

One of the costumed Briefcase Relay Teams, at the Fremont Fun Run, returning on June 2nd, 2017. Photo by Adrian J. Laney, Jun ’15

Best of all, the Fremont Fun Run & Briefcase Relay supports the work of our local food bank, FamilyWorks!  In addition to soliciting donations from runners, each Briefcase Relay teams carries 5 cans of non-perishable food in their satchels – all donated to the food bank that feeds Fremont.

Michael Disney with some of the donated food collected at a past Fremont Fun Run, for FamilyWorks!  Photo by K. Lindsay Laney, Jun '12

Michael Disney with some of the donated food collected at a past Fremont Fun Run, for FamilyWorks! Photo by K. Lindsay Laney, Jun ’12

Find out all about the legendary Fremont Fun Run & Briefcase Relay on the Pro-Motion website, and see you on June 2nd!

 

March 28, 2017

FAC Seeks Storage Miracle – Can You Help?

Kirby Lindsay Laney
The FAC provides materials so that volunteers (like these from Cascadia Now) can build the annual Fremont Solstice Parade.  Photo by K. Lindsay Laney, Jun '16

The FAC provides materials so that volunteers (like these from Cascadia Now) can build the annual Fremont Solstice Parade. Photo by K. Lindsay Laney, Jun ’16

The Fremont Arts Council (FAC,) which produces the Fremont Solstice Parade, is in urgent need for storage for its float bodies and craft supplies.

The FAC lost its lease on the current outdoor storage area they use for parade float bases and a storage container full of art materials.  By June 2017, the FAC must find a free (or almost free) storage location where they can relocate the materials, after the Solstice Parade on June 17th.

The FAC maintains half a dozen float bodies, available to volunteers, for building the Fremont Solstice Parade each year.  Photo by K. Lindsay Laney, May '11

The FAC maintains half a dozen float bodies, available to volunteers, for building the Fremont Solstice Parade each year. Photo by K. Lindsay Laney, May ’11

Without a new location, somewhere in Fremont or nearby, the FAC may have to dispose of the materials they’ve used for over two decades of parading, and they may not have float bodies for the 2018 Fremont Solstice Parade.

The FAC needs a minimum of 2,500 square feet of storage area, outdoors is fine, and they can provide their own fencing.  If you have this available, for free or almost free, for a local 501(c)3 arts non-profit, or know someone who might, please contact fac@fremontartscouncil.org or 206/547-7400.  Please help spread the word and create a storage miracle for the FAC!

 

 

March 27, 2017

Fremont Chamber Hosts A Trio Of Healthy Gatherings In April

Kirby Lindsay Laney

The Fremont Chamber of Commerce has a series of educational and health-focused meetings coming up, open to all.

On Thursday, April 6th, in partnership with CPR Seattle, the Chamber will host an evening CPR Certification Class, from 6p to 8:30p.  Get your two-year CPR & AED certification through the American Heart Association, along with first aid for adults.  Limited spaces are available in this training session, so immediate pre-registration is encouraged.  Cost is $10 for Chamber members, and $15 for all others.

On Thursday, April 13th, from 5p – 7p, the Fremont Chamber will host its regular Health & Wellness Meet Up, this time at Aatma Fitness on Patches Place, across from the ‘People Waiting For The Interurban’ statue.  This gathering provides an open forum for networking, partnering and discussion among health and wellness professionals – and those who want to meet them!  The event is open-to-all, with light snacks and drinks, at a cost of $10 for Chamber members, and $15 for non-members.  RSVP on-line.

On Wednesday, April 19th, at Noon, the Chamber willc host its monthly general meeting, in the most healthy surroundings – the Bastyr Center for Natural Health.  This month, learn how to ‘Spring Clean Your Office, Body & Mind’, as business coaches teach how to minimize and organize your e-mail and work load, prioritizing projects and cleaning out your office.  Also, hear from health professionals about how to clean toxins out of your body to reduce stress.  Cost is $20 for Chamber members, $25 for non-members.  RSVP on-line.

Find out more about all these opportunities on the Fremont.com website, including information about other upcoming meetings such as:

  • May 17th, at Noon, the Professional Development Series: Communication & Team Building, at Google Fremont
  • May 25th, at 5p, Happy Hour Networking
  • June 21st, at Noon, Picnic In The Park at Gas Works Park with the Candidates
  • July 27th, at 5p, the next Health & Wellness Meet Up
  • August 16th, at 5p, the annual magical, mystery tour with Ride The Ducks
  • September 28th, Happy Hour Networking
  • October 26th, at 5p, a special, spooky Halloween Happy Hour Networking party
  • November 9th, at 5p, the Health & Wellness Meet Up
  • November 15th, at Noon, the Lunch of Shameless Self-Promotion

Visit the Fremont Chamber website to learn more, and to subscribe to the eBlast newsletter.  Or, contact Trisha Rarey, the Chamber Executive Director, at 206/632-1500 or programs@fremont.com  Be healthy, Fremont!

 

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