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August 31, 2017

West Of Lenin Hosts Pop-Up Planetarium For Starball Astronomy Show

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Check out this award-winning show, shown all around the world, now in Fremont.

Check out this award-winning show, shown all around the world, now in Fremont.

The critically acclaimed, improvisational musical, Starball:  A Dreamy Musical Astronomy Show, comes to Seattle as creators John Kaufmann and Dan Dennis return home after performing their show at planetariums around the world.  At West of Lenin, in a pop-up dome, Starball literally brings audiences’ dreams to life over a short run, September 7th – 11th.

As audiences enter Starball, they assume the role of villagers in a dystopian future in which the global government has severed relationship between humanity and the stars.  This is the story of two ‘astronomasons’ who have rebelled and called villagers to a secret clearing for a creative ritual.  Directed by Rachel Katz Carey, Starball combines live theater, improvisation, original music and cosmological inquiry in an entertaining, engaging and memorable performance.

Purchase tickets on the West of Lenin website for performances on September 7th, 8th, 9th, and 11th at 8p, with special late night show on Friday, September 8th at 10:30p and a matinee on Sunday, September 10th at 2p.

 

August 30, 2017

Registration Open Now For Fall Classes For Boosting Your Creativity

Kirby Lindsay Laney
'The Artist's Way' can help engage your creativity - whatever creativity means to you!  Photo provided by StockSnap and Pixabay.com

‘The Artist’s Way’ can help engage your creativity – whatever creativity means to you! Photo provided by StockSnap and Pixabay.com

This Fall might be the time to finally ‘Tap Into Your Creative Side’ and dust off your copy of ‘The Artist’s Way’ to find out what more you could find inside (and outside) of yourself.  The international bestseller by Julia Cameron has become a proven resource for those who want to explore their potential personally, professionally or spiritually.

The Fall 2017 Artist’s Way 12-week class series begins September 18th, with registration open now.  The two hour session, on Monday evenings, will take place at the Windows Art Gallery in East Fremont at 4131 Woodland Park Ave N.

The class, led by Kate Gavigan of the Seattle Artist’s Way Center, allows participants to do the exercises, learn the strategies and build on their abilities from the book in a safe, engaged environment.  The material can work for anyone, no matter how dormant or energized their creative life may already be.  Past students have reported that classes help them more fully and genuinely know themselves, rediscovering gifts and talents and finding more fun and joy in their lives.

The Seattle Artist's Way Center is now offering classes in another of Julia Cameron's inspirational books, 'It's Never Too Late To Begin Again'.

The Seattle Artist’s Way Center is now offering classes in another of Julia Cameron’s inspirational books, ‘It’s Never Too Late To Begin Again’.

‘In order to retrieve your creativity, you need to find it.’Julia Cameron

No prerequisites are required for these classes, and there is a maximum of 11 students per class.  Classes take place on Monday evenings from 6:30p – 8:30p Sep 18th – Dec 4th.  The 12 weeks of classes costs $395 per student.

In addition, on Friday mornings from 10a – Noon, starting September 15th, the Seattle Artist’s Way Center will offer a 12-week class in Cameron’s follow-up book, ‘It’s Never Too Late To Begin Again’ on discovering creativity and meaning at midlife and beyond.  This class also costs $395 per student, with a $75 non-refundable deposit.

Register now at the Seattle Artist’s Way Center website, and find more information on how to expand your creative side and get more meaning from your life!

 

Fremont Chamber Hosts Walk & Talk With Mayoral Candidate Jenny Durkan

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Walk & Talk with Mayoral Candidate Jenny Durkan on August 31st, and let her know our concerns about our community.

Walk & Talk with Mayoral Candidate Jenny Durkan on August 31st, and let her know our concerns about our community.

The Fremont Chamber of Commerce has issued a last-minute invite for a Walk & Talk on Thursday, August 31st (tomorrow) at 12:30p with front-running Mayoral Candidate Jenny Durkan.

Durkan’s brother, Tim Durkan, served as Fremont’s Department Of Neighborhoods coordinator for many years, and there is reason to believe that the former U.S. Attorney now running for Seattle Mayor might be willing to listen to our neighborhood concerns and issues.

The Walk & Talk will start with the walking portion, beginning at the Fremont Chamber offices above LTD Bar + Grill, at 12:30p.  The Talk will be at 1:30p in the Chamber offices.  If you would like to attend either, or both, of these events, please RSVP on-line.

Limited space is available for this Walk & Talk, so please RSVP as soon as possible.  It is very important that we voice our thoughts to this candidate about our city and our neighborhood, allowing our input to influence her candidacy and her possible administration should she be elected on November 7th.

 

August 29, 2017

An Amusing & Amazing Art Walk On First Friday In Fremont

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Original art by Melanie Biehle at Portage Bay Goods in September 2017.

Original art by Melanie Biehle at Portage Bay Goods in September 2017.

The Fremont First Friday Art Walk offers an opportunity to stroll one of the most vibrant and, lately, most controversial communities in Seattle.  From 6p – 9p on Friday, September 1st, get your art on as you wander the ‘hood and check out original art – both in our FFF Art Walk venues and out on our street corners.

The gals at Portage Bay Goods have booked abstract artist Melanie Biehle for an Endless Summer Art Walk.  Check out the colorful creations by Biehle, and meet her, while exploring this unique, creative gift shop for an extra dose of summer vibes, before Biehle’s art and summer disappear from the Center of the Universe.  (Find more details on the Facebook event page.)

Seattle Monster Attack! by Eli Wolff will be on-display with other original works in September 2017 at Frame Up Studios.

Seattle Monster Attack! by Eli Wolff will be on-display with other original works in September 2017 at Frame Up Studios.

Frame-Up Studios has invited Eli Wolff back to Fremont to display more of his original, whimsical paintings in the gallery of our longest operating retail shop.  Wolff is constantly creating new works, and he’s promised to bring some along in September.  Frame Up also has expanded its offerings, now offering more digital printing services that help avoid the hurdles and pitfalls of quality printing.  Ask about framing and printing during the Art Walk.

Visit the FFF website for more participating venues in September, but have a look around while Art Walking!  Be sure to stop by Essenza and/or Burnt Sugar to pick up your copy of the new book, ‘Will A Dragon Fit Under The Fremont Bridge?’ by local authors Kathleen Dannenhold & Robyn Campbell.  Also, Fremocentrist.com has heard that there might be new art at the Fremont Lenin Statue.  Stop by during Fremont First Friday Art Walk and see if it has arrived!

 

 

 

August 28, 2017

Passing – Dic Selin, Community Volunteer & Fremont Friend

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Dic Selin, taking notes during a Fremont Neighborhood Council meeting in November 2011.  Photo by K. Lindsay Laney

Dic Selin, taking notes during a Fremont Neighborhood Council meeting in November 2011. Photo by K. Lindsay Laney

On August 17th, Fremont lost one of its stalwart volunteers, and a family lost a loving father, grandfather and husband.  A. Richard (Dic) Selin (1934 – 2017) had a career at the Boeing Company, but he gave his heart and a lifetime of effort to his many volunteer activities helping build and enhance our community.

A Fremont resident, Selin could be found at community meetings and engaged, hands-on, in volunteer activities since the 1970s, including leading the Fremont Neighborhood Council, participating in the Citywide Review Team and serving on the Lake Union District Council.  His experience, both in his work and as a longtime volunteer, proved invaluable in identifying ways organizations he worked with could be most effective and successful in realizing their programs and plans.

In addition, Selin gave 22 years of volunteer service to the Group Health Cooperative, and 25 years to St. Mary’s Church.  He and Rita Selin, his wife of 60 years, could be found helping all around our city over the last decades – giving generously of their time and talents.  In the end, Selin gave everything he had, donating his body to the Willed Body Program at the University of Washington.

At its 2013 Annual Meeting, the FNC Board celebrated the contributions of Dic Selin.  Photo provided by Linda Clifton, and the FNC

At its 2013 Annual Meeting, the FNC Board celebrated the contributions of Dic Selin. Photo provided by Linda Clifton, and the FNC

A celebration of Selin’s life of giving and serving will be held on Saturday, September 2nd at 1p at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  A reception will be held following the service, and expect there to be ice cream.  Read more about the life of this great friend of Fremont in the obituary in The Seattle Times, August 27th.

 

 

 

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