BHS to host spring musical gala this week


The talented students of the Ballard High School Performing Arts program are set to present their spring musical Children of Eden this week.

The musical opens on Thursday, March 3, with a Gala Evening to benefit the Ballard Performing Arts programs.

Based on the story of Genesis, the age-old conflict of parents and children takes the stage in this epic, heartfelt musical production.

Locals are invited to attend the gala and show their support. Tickets for the evening include a reception to meet the cast at 5 p.m., a buffet dinner at 5:45 p.m., and curtain for the play at 7:30 p.m. Special guest, State Senator Reuven Carlyle, will also speak at the event.

Individual tickets for dinner and the show cost $50 and patron tickets, with the best seats, cost $75. Attendees can sponsor a table of eight for $400, or a Patron table for 8 for $600.

Tickets to the Opening Night Gala and the remaining performances on March 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 can be purchased online. Tickets for the performances after opening night are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors.

83 year old woman missing in Ballard


We are sad to report that, according to KING 5 News, missing elderly woman Judy Peterson was found dead about a mile away from her Ballard home after being reported missing on Saturday.

Judy had dementia and her family believe that the cold overnight was “just too much for her.”

Our thoughts are with her family at this time.

Original Post:

An 83 year old woman has been reported missing after last being seen at 2400 NW 57th St on Sunday, February 28.

If you have any information about Judy Peterson’s whereabouts please contact SPD North Precinct at (206) 684-0850.

What’s on this weekend

Have a fantastic weekend in Ballard!

FRIDAY, February 26

  • Live Music
    • Jazz at Egan’s Ballard Jam House (1707 NW Market St). 7 p.m. – Mia Shelton (vocals), with Randy Halberstadt (piano), Clipper Anderson (bass) and Max Holmberg (drums). $10 cover. 9 p.m. – Duane George “Artists at Egan’s” Showcase. $10 cover.
    • Kye Alfed Hillig, The Ramblin Years and The Swarengens at Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Ave NW) at 9 p.m. Tickets $8.

SATURDAY, February 27

  • Ballard Hullaballo “Shop and Hops” Clearance Sale at Leif Erikson Hall (2245 NW 57th St) from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Pick up great deals on past season merchandise from a variety of local businesses.
  • Pura Vita Yoga Trance Dance at Kula Movement Center (5340 Ballard Ave NW) from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. The team invites all yogis and yoginis to join the two-hour Pilates/yoga practical and experiential anatomy workshop. Cost is $20 (advance) or $25 at the door. Register online or call (206) 972-2999.
  • Live Music
    • Ball of Wax #43 at Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Ave NW) at 9 p.m. Tickets $8.
    • Timey Folk- Freakwater with Jaye Jayle & Drunken Prayer at Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Ave NW) at 9 p.m. Tickets $15.
    • The Crocodile Presents Ringo Deathstarr, Future Death and Chrome Lakes at Sunset Tavern (5433 Ballard Ave NW) 8 p.m.  Tickets $12.
    • Jazz at Egan’s Ballard Jam House (1707 NW Market St). 7 p.m. – Dmitri Matheny Group CD Release – with Dmitry Matheny (flugelhorn), Bill Anschell (piano) and Phil Sparks (bass) and special guests. $10 cover. 9 p.m. – Frank Kohl Trio – Frank Kohl (guitar), Bill Anschell (piano) and Steve Luceno (bass). $10 cover.

SUNDAY, February 28

Ballard Hullabaloo sale on this Saturday


The folks from many local businesses have teamed up to host the first ever Ballard Hullabaloo “Shops & Hops” Clearance Sale at Leif Erikson Hall (2245 NW 57th St) this Saturday, February 27, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tons of local businesses will be selling past seasons goods at low sale prices (up to 75% off) and Fremont Brewing will be on hand serving tasty beer for shoppers to enjoy.

“Come join us for the day, and get the mid-winter bargains you won’t find anyplace else,” write the organizers on the event’s Facebook page.

Participating local merchants include:
Prism, re-soul, Horseshoe, Market Street Shoes, KAVU, Secret Garden Books, Camelion Design, Iris Guy Jewelry, Jax Joon, Fair Trade Winds, His Word Found Here, KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn, Baraka Gemstones and Jewelry, Saucony and Optic Nerve and more.

Ballard Elks to host arts and crafts sessions for kids

Ballard Elks (6411 Seaview Ave NW) will be hosting another of their monthly arts and crafts sessions for kids of all ages next Saturday, March 5, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Ballard Elks will provide all supplies for your child, providing a creative outlet for making their own art using varying modalities. Music will also be provided for dancing, or just the ambiance for drawing, painting and creating.

For those children who would like to participate in more than individual creations, at times there will be guest teachers to teach painting, para cord bracelets, and sculpting.

Snacks will also be provided, as well as a volunteer to guide children who need any direction. There is plenty of room for kids to get their energy out during these rainy months.

Cost for the class is $5 and registration is open to the public.

Please contact Sharon Goochey with any questions at or connect with Ballard Elks on their Facebook Page or website.

Ballard Development Update Feb 25: more subdivisions

It is subdivision time again in the neighborhood with one application and one decision in today’s development update from the City of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) as posted in the Land Use Information Bulletin.


1746 NW 64th St


A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6496704. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.


1762 NW 62nd St

A Land Use Application has been approved to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The construction of residential units are under Project #6459581. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

Appeals of this decision must be received by the Hearing Examiner no later than 3/10/2016.

Stolen Subaru found on Jones Ave NW

My Ballard reader Ian emailed in to report what he believes to be a stolen burgundy Subaru that he found in the neighborhood on Jones Ave, between 83rd and 85th NW.

Ian was on the way to the gym at about 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning when the car came around the corner, completely iced over with a man driving with his head sticking out the window.

“I looked at him in the eyes and he made the turn down Jones Ave. When I came home I saw the car parked, still running with the keys still in the ignition. Maybe he got spooked? The car must be from the neighborhood because it was covered in ice when it almost hit me earlier that morning,” writes Ian.

Are you or do you know the owner of this car? Email us at or contact SPD North Precinct at (206) 684-0850.

BHS receives hoax “robo-call”, all students safe

A Seattle Public Schools spokesperson confirmed that five high schools, including Ballard High, received what Seattle Police is calling a hoax “robo-call” this afternoon.

The other schools involved were Roosevelt, Ingraham, Nathan Hale and Garfield.

Seattle Public Schools confirms that all of the schools aside from Nathan Hale were already out for the day when the calls were received.

SPD officers responded immediately to each location to investigate, no students were involved and no injuries were reported.

At this stage, all after-school activities will continue as usual and the SPD is continuing to investigate.

We will update the post when more information is known.

Seattle Audubon seeks volunteers for elementary school program


Seattle Audubon Society is currently looking for volunteers for the Spring session of their Finding Urban Nature (FUN) program.

The program introduces 3rd and 4th graders to the interconnections between producers, consumers, and decomposers in the schoolyard habitat.

Volunteers lead small groups of students through hands-on outdoor lessons. The lessons in the spring give students a chance to fully explore the schoolyard habitat, proving that nature is around us no matter where we live, work, and play. The program is in need of volunteers at Adams, BF Day, and Greenwood Elementary Schools

FUN relies on 120 volunteers to assist in delivering the program each year and organizers are now seeking volunteers to meet their needs for Spring classes.

Volunteers devote about two hours a week for four weeks in the spring and lead a group of four to six students through each lesson with the support of the school’s FUN Team Leader and classroom teachers. No previous teaching or science background is required and volunteers often report that they have as much fun and learn just as much as the students do!

Applicants need to apply as soon as possible to volunteer for the Spring program. Seattle Audubon provides all training, supplies, and support necessary to make volunteers successful leaders.

Please respond as soon as possible to be a part of FUN training in April. Contact Cassandra or (206) 523-8243 ext. 12. A background check is required for all applicants.