Folk Voice Band Holiday Performance Schedule

You might recognize Folk Voice Band from Kaffeeklatsch where they sometimes perform!

Folk Voice Band

 

Date

Time Event Band Location City Cost
11-9-2014 2pm Ethnic Heritage Council Cultural Crossroads Trio/Sarah Crossroads Bellevue, WA Free
11-14-2014 8-11pm Skandinavian Folk dance ok, maybe more Ensemble Swedish Club 1920 Dexter Ave N. Seattle $ 10.-
11-22-2014 3pm Yulefest Ensemble Nordic  Heritage Museum Ballard see website
11-22-2014 8-10pm Tacoma Mountaineers Ensemble Sons of Norway Tacoma $10.-
12-7-2014 10-11:30am Pancake breakfast with Katrilli ? Swedish Club 1920 Dexter Ave N. Seattle $ 10.-
12-7-2014 1:15pm Winterfest Trio/ Sarah Phinney Neighborhood Ctr Seattle Free
12-13-2014 7:30-10pm Sno King Folkdance International Cedar Valley Grange Lynnwood ?

Shop the Annual Goodwill Glitter Sale!

Proceeds support free job training and education!

glitter saleSeattle Goodwill will hold the 31st annual Glitter Sale on November 8 and 9, 2014. The sale is 9 am -6 pm Saturday and Sunday at Goodwill located at 1400 S. Lane St. in Seattle. Admission is free. 

There will be designer, vintage, and unique one-of-a-kind items clothing and accessories for sale.  Designer pieces include Burberry, Prada, DVF, Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs, Betsy Johnson, Trina Turk, Coach, Michael Kors and more.  This year there will also be a small selection of wedding dresses and an expanded selection of silver jewelry for sale.

Goodwill will be repeating the numbering system so that customers do not need to stand in line for prolonged periods of time.  Upon arrival at the sale, customers should go to the table outside the store to get their number. The number is both entrance to the sale and the number to access the jewelry counter.  For more information about the Glitter Sale please go to http://www.seattlegoodwill.org/sales-and-events/glitter-sale.

Racks will be restocked throughout the weekend.

Preview items from the sale including clothing, jewelry, accessories and other glam attire on Goodwill’s blog, Cup of Goodwill.  Individuals can sign up to receive blog posts at www.seattlegoodwill.org/blog.

All sales from the Glitter Sale benefit Goodwill’s free job training and education programs that help individuals in our community get the skills needed to gain employment

Katherine Boury
Communications Manager | Goodwill®
(206) 860-5733| C (206) 535-5315www.seattlegoodwill.org

Goodwill

Shop and donate at Goodwill and help us help others.

Fright Night Trick-or-Treat walk, party October 31st

The Fright Night haunted house from 2012

The Fright Night haunted house.

It’s that scary time or year again! And once again, neighborhood organizations are stepping up to provide some fun —and fright— to trick-or-treaters.

The Children’s Home Society of Washington’s North Seattle Family Center and the Lake City Lions have teamed up for the 22nd annual Fright Night.

This event is fun for the entire family, especially children ages 2 to 12.

The walk takes place 5:15-6:15 pm.. You can begin the walk and pick up a map and treat bags at CHSW’s North Seattle Family Center (2611 N.E. 125th St., Suite 145 in the Lake City Professional Building) or Lake City Court Computer Lab (12536 33rd Ave. N.E., Seattle).

The walk ends with the Fright Night Party from 6:30-8 pm. at the Lake City Community Center (12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle). Sponsored by the Lake City Lions, the party includes games, food, crafts, costume contest, prizes and a haunted house.

Old Aqua Dive building demolished

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Many longtime Lake City residents learned to swim in the pool at the old Aqua Dive Swim and Fitness Club.

A few months back, a Facebook thread about the old swim club had people waxing nostalgic about the sound of kids echoing from the ceiling, swimming lessons, parties there, and of course the strong smell of chlorine that came from the facility.

There were lots of memories made in that old facility.

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Today, the forgotten Lake City swim club, where generations learned to reach, pull and kick, was turned into a pile of rubble.

The building sat vacant for years after it was closed. The building had become a sort of magnet for illegal activity and had regular homeless encampments inside. A neighborhood effort got the attention of the current owner of the property, who agreed it needed to come down.

From a blog post when the facility permanently closed in 2006:

Lake City has lost a warm and welcoming community gathering place –not to mention the cleanest and clearest pool water found in our city.  Nothing like a huge, over-sized sand filtration system (built when land was cheap) for clean water.  Your locker rooms might have seen better days, but they had accumulated decades of stories and friendships.  Your hot tub might have been intermittently hot in recent years, but it was always full of friends when your boilers ran full steam.

RIP AquaDive. You are irreplaceable to so many of us.  We relied on your calm, warm water for rehab and friendship. We’ll miss you.

Lake City Tree Lighting moves to Lake City Community Center

Xmas treeYes, you read it right. Our annual tree lighting, our Union Bank 7th Annual Tree Lighting, will be held at Lake City Community Center instead of the Lake City Mini Park. There will be cookies, cider and coffee, caroling, music and of course, Santa!

We are looking for a throne-like chair for Santa. You may have one in your attic or garage! If so, and if you would be willing to part with it, please give us a call. (We have an offer from Doran’s Upholstry to give Santa’s throne a face lift.)

Please put it on your calendar now:  December 3, 7 PM, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Avenue NE.

For more information, please email northseattlechamber@gmail.com  or call 206.363.3287.

 

October at Lake City Community Center!

October 17-19, 2014 Waking Persephone
An event specializing in exploring the dark and the unusual within the realm of bellydance. Waking PersephoneOver the course of 3 days, there are community gatherings, a gala show, live music performances, workshops, master classes, panel discussions, vending, an after party ball, and more.

Friday, October 17th:
Motif: 8:00-10pm (doors 7:30)
Motif is a community gathering experience. It combines elements of ritual, dance, workshop, music, and a whole lot of fun – everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate in their own way. It is our version of a meet-and-greet, with all teachers, students, vendors, and the general public welcome to experience it. $10 in advance, $15 door. (Lake City CC)

 

October 25 9AM-5PM    Very Vintage Market
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Always fun on any 4th Saturday, (except in December, when it’s the 3rd Saturday). Organizer Angela Mordy transforms the Center into a French-style flea market, (think Shabby Chic). Beautiful to see, fun to attend. Great prices, too.

 

 

October 26  8AM-2PM  TOY SHOW
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Buy, sell, trade. Fun for young and young at heart. This event is an institution at the Center.

 

 

October 31 6:30-8:30 PM  FRIGHT NIGHT!
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The Lake City Lions take over the building with pizza & games plus a (not too) haunted house by the Lake City Vigilantes. This event is perfect for the under 12 set.

 

 

 

 

 

$75,000 Camaro stolen, crashed through showroom windows at Lake City auto dealership

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A rather dramatic theft took place at a Lake City auto dealer early Tuesday morning in the 11300 block of Lake City Way. A thief made off with a Chevrolet Camaro Z28 after crashing the car through the locked showroom doors.

From the Seattle Police Department:

At the scene, police found tire tracks on the dealership’s tile floor, and evidence that a burglar had smashed their way into the business, grabbed a set of car keys, and then crashed the $75,000 Camaro through the locked front doors of the building. Both the brand new Camaro and the dealership were badly damaged during the suspect’s hasty retreat.

The suspect ditched the car just half a mile from the dealership in the driveway of a home. After recovering the car, officers called for evidence specialists to search the vehicle for any evidence that might lead police to this lead-footed larcenist.

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KIRO/7: Post office box holders say they were never notified by USPS about break-ins

Coming just on the heels of the breakup of a major mail theft ring in north Seattle, it has been revealed that mailboxes at the Lake City Post Office have been targets of thieves. The problem has become significant enough that the U.S. Postal Service has changed the hours the lobby and mailboxes are available to the public, inconveniencing some that pay for boxes there.

From the KIRO report:

“It makes me consider whether or not I want to continue to have my mail delivered to the post office,” said Chris Rich, who rents a post office box at that location.

She and other neighbors say they rented the boxes because of an increase in mailbox thefts in the area over the past few years.

“We pay for post office boxes so there ought to be some level of service to folks to have their mail delivered there,” said Rich.

kiroThe U.S. Postal Inspector’s Office told KIRO/7 that breaking into post office boxes is both a state and federal offense that could carry a 15 year prison sentence.

Keeping Your Feet in Tip Top Shape – October 18

berg4Do you have painful feet or problems finding shoes that work for your foot type?

Please join Dr. Rion Berg for his free talk “Keeping Your Feet in Tip Top Shape” on Saturday, October 18th from 9am-10am at Shoe Advantage, 1008 NE 65th St in Seattle’s Roosevelt District. Dr. Berg will discuss foot mechanics, common foot problems, and how to choose the right shoe, for the right foot, and the right activity. Dr. Berg is the owner of the Foot and Ankle Center of Lake City and has been practicing podiatry in Seattle for over 30 years.

Free coffee and donuts will be provided. No registration needed. For more information, contact Lynn Chapman at 206-368-7000, Ext. 4.