Ballard Elks to host kids arts and crafts session this weekend

Ballard Elks (6411 Seaview Ave NW) is hosting another of their popular monthly arts and crafts sessions for kids of all ages this Saturday, April 1, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Ballard Elks will provide all supplies for children, 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.

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Snacks will also be provided by Dick’s Burgers, in addition to 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,” says the team from Ballard Elks.

There is a suggested $5 donation and the event is open to everyone.

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

Development Update March 30: Subdivisions and townhouses

Here is today’s update from the City of Seattle’s Department of Construction and Inspections as posted in the Land Use Information Bulletin.

Application:
7058 15th Ave NW

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A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one development site into four parcels of land. Project also includes unit lot subdivision of Parcel D into two unit lots. The construction of the live-work units and residential dwelling units is under Project #6545122. This subdivision is for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the individual live-work and residential units. Development standards will be applied to the development site as a whole and not to each of the new lots and unit lots.

Decisions:

6105 22nd Ave NW

A Land Use Application has been approved to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6520369. 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.

103 NW 103rd St

A Land Use Application has been approved to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6489300. 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.

518 NW Bright St

A Land Use Application has been approved to subdivide one development site into seven unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6528775. 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 the above decisions must be received by the Hearing Examiner no later than 4/13/2017.

Notice of Design Review Board Recommendation Meetings

8023 15th Ave NW

A Land Use Application has been submitted to allow nine townhouse units in three structures. Parking for nine vehicles to be provided. Existing structures to be demolished. Environmental review includes future Unit Lot Subdivision.

A Design Review Board Recommendation Meeting has been scheduled for Monday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at Ballard Community Center (6020 28th Ave NW).

The Director will accept written comments on the design in preparation for the Design Review Recommendation meeting through April 17, 2017.  You are invited to offer comments regarding important site planning and design issues, which you believe, should be addressed in the design for this project.

8015 15th Ave NW

A Land Use Application has been submitted to allow nine townhouse units in three structures. Parking for nine vehicles to be provided. Existing structures to be demolished. Environmental review includes future Unit Lot Subdivision.

A Design Review Board Recommendation Meeting has been scheduled for Monday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at Ballard Community Center (6020 28th Ave NW).

The Director will accept written comments on the design in preparation for the Design Review Recommendation meeting through April 17, 2017.  You are invited to offer comments regarding important site planning and design issues, which you believe, should be addressed in the design for this project.

What’s on this weekend

Have a fantastic weekend in Ballard!

FRIDAY, March 24

  • Live Music
    • An evening of Jazz with Overton Berry at Leif Erikson Lodge (2245 NW 57th Street) from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tickets $10.
    • Seattle’s March is Cabaret Month Festival at Egan’s Ballard Jam House (1707 NW Market St) at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets from $15. Click here to purchase tickets online.
    • Bob Log III, Spinning Whips and Jake Laundry at Sunset Tavern (5433 Ballard Ave NW) 9 p.m. Tickets $17.

SATURDAY, March 25

  • Peddler Brewing 4th Birthday Party at (1514 NW Leary Way) from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Beer, food, entertainment and more! All are welcome.
  • Live Music
    • Seattle’s March is Cabaret Month Festival at Egan’s Ballard Jam House (1707 NW Market St) at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets from $15. Click here to purchase tickets online.
    • Samurai Del, NAVVIJamie BlakeSendai EraKyo-Ken at Sunset Tavern (5433 Ballard Ave NW) 9 p.m. Tickets $10.
    • Boston Indie Folk: Ballroom Thieves with Local Strangers and Arthur James at Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Ave NW) at 9 p.m. Tickets $15.

SUNDAY, March 26

Peddler to celebrate 4th anniversary

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Peddler Brewing is turning four and is inviting locals to join the celebration this Saturday, March 25, from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

For $10 attendees will get two beers and a commemorative pint glass (limited to first 150 customers). The team will have three of their special aged sour beers on tap, with a very limited supply of the Oak Barrel Aged Belgian Sour.

To fill your belly Cycle Dogs will be serving their gourmet vegan hot dogs from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and then Athena’s Greek food truck will be serving from 4 p.m.- 9 p.m.

To get locals dancing the team have The Ramblin’ Years playing from 7:30 – 10 p.m.

“Join us in celebrating 4 years of Peddler beer,” says co-owner Haley Keller.

Click here to find out more on the event’s Facebook page.

Lost dog near Fred Meyer

My Ballard reader Jennifer contacted us to report that her male red husky mix went missing near Fred Meyer on Thursday (March 23).

Thai is 16 years old and has one blue and one brown eye. He hates rain but loves people and kids. Jennifer lives near Fred Meyer off of Leary Way right by Hales Ales.

“I’m praying somebody thought that he was a stray and took him home. His daddy is heart broken and we both need him back. He has a chip but is not up to date so please contact me if you find him,” writes Jennifer.

If you have seen Thai please call Jennifer at (206) 370-4044.

Chabad of Ballard to host Passover celebrations

Chabad of Ballard is inviting locals to attend their Passover celebrations!

This Sunday, March 26, Chabad of Ballard will host The Model Matzah Bakery which is the ultimate hands-on, Passover educational expirence!

The exhibit recreates a functional model of the hand-made Matzah factories used by Jews for thousands of years. The participants “relive” the exodus from Egypt as they pound out their very own Matzah.

Beginning with a sheave of wheat, they experience the hustle and bustle as they hurry to beat the timer to ensure that crunchy finished product is completed within 18 minutes! The delightful presentation creates an exciting interactive environment where the everyone has a great time learning about their heritage and the tradition of Matzah.

Chabad of Ballard will also host a Community Passover Seder on Monday, April 10. The event will comprise of a delicious traditional Seder dinner including gefiltte fish, roasted chicken, potatoe Kugel, salads and tasty deserts. Unlimited Shmurah Matzah and of course plenty of wine for the four cups.

Cost for the event is $54 for adults, $20 children ( 3-12 years). Early Bird prices (until March 26th ) is $45 for adults. Reservations are required by April 4.

Click on the above links to find out more about each event.

Seattle Audubon seeks volunteers for elementary school program

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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 the team at FUNvolunteer@seattleaudubon.org or call 206-523-8243 ext. 12 if you are interested. A background check is required for all applicants.

BHS Filmmakers win national competition

Three shorts by twelve students in Ballard High School’s Digital Filmmaking Program have won honors at the Dominique Dunne Film Competition in Colorado Springs.

Maya Konz, Nolan Baker, Bailey Wall and Kajsa Woolford won 1st Prize in the Documentary category for 9066 (https://vimeo.com/190324486), a film about the interment of citizens of Japanese ancestry during World War II.

Also recognized in Documentary was Heart of Gold (https://vimeo.com/207728173) by Miles Andersen, Josh Gaynor-Cote, Willow Hudson and Jesse Romero.  It received an Honorable Mention.

Heart of Gold follows a student through her final year of high school – a year complicated by a life-threatening medical condition, a stroke, and a heart transplant.

In the Dramatic category, Avery Davis, Aaron Miller, Cameron Miller, and Skala Leake received an Honorable Mention for Comeback (https://vimeo.com/190952853), the story of a soccer player facing a serious setback.

The students will receive cash prizes for each honor, as well as written critiques from a prestigious jury that includes producer Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. (of The Samuel Goldwyn Company and Samuel Goldwyn Films), actor/director Griffin Dunne (An American Werewolf in London, After Hours) and producer/ director/actor Ed Sherin (Law & Order).

This is the fifth year in a row that students from Ballard’s Digital Filmmaking Program have been winners at the competition. Congratulations to all involved!