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 on Saturday, May 6, 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.

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

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

Seattle Animal Shelter to conduct emphasis patrols on saltwater beaches

Spring is blossoming and hatching in Seattle, and now is a particularly important time to ensure that immature wildlife have their best opportunity to flourish in the Northwest. Because of this, the Seattle Animal Shelter will be conducting emphasis patrols on all saltwater beaches in the city.

Dogs are not allowed on any of Seattle’s public saltwater beaches, which includes the beach at Golden Gardens, whether leashed or unleashed. According to the SAS, this law helps to protect the fragile ecosystem along our shorelines.

Marine mammals, such as seal pups who are typically born at this time of year, use the city’s beaches to rest and warm themselves. Shore birds also frequent our beaches and wildlife that interact with dogs are less likely to reach adulthood.

Uniformed animal services officers will be patrolling city parks with a focus on saltwater beaches and may issue citations to violators.

If you would like to report Seattle beaches where dogs are frequently seen, please submit a service request at

You can also contact the shelter directly by calling 206-386-PETS (7387) or by visiting

Lucky Envelope Brewing to celebrate two years in Ballard

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The team at Lucky Envelope Brewing (907 NW 50th St) will celebrate their two-year anniversary on Saturday, May 6, with a new anniversary IPA and three bottle releases.

To mark the occasion, two of Lucky Envelope’s flagship beers will also be released in 22 oz. bottles including their award-winning ENIAC Mosaic IPA and Helles Lager.

“This year’s anniversary beer is inspired by New England-style IPAs with heavy doses of Citra and Ekuanot hops in the brew” said Barry Chan, co-founder and Brewmaster. “We are also excited to release our first brett beer in 22 oz. bottles. This brettanomyces barrel projected involved our raspberry sour aged in merlot wine barrels using a house strain of brett.”

To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Lucky Envelope will also be releasing a limited quantity of their Mijiaya Historic Chinese beer named after the 5,000 year-old Mijiaya archaeological site in Shaanxi (Northern China) on Saturday, May 13.

Chavoya’s Hot Dog food cart will be onsite in the afternoon for both events.

Both events will be held from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Click here to find out more.

Ballard Community Center to host Theatre for Young Children performance

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Theatre for Young Children will be back at the Ballard Community Center (6020 28th Ave NW) this Wednesday, May 3, to perform for local young people at 11:15 a.m.

The Theatre for Young Children team performed in Ballard back in February, and this time will be presenting two Tales from Tanzania: Two Ways to Count to Ten and Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears.

The performance is a collaboration between Sweet Pea Enterprises and Seattle Parks and Recreation called the North Seattle Arts Initiative.  Since July of 2016 this new initiative has brought 12 live performances to neighborhood parks and community centers in North Seattle.

The NSAI will also be bringing this same show to Ballard Commons and Salmon Bay Parks this summer through the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture’s Arts In the Park grant.

Wednesday’s show has a suggested donation of $5.

Click here to RSVP and find out more.

PNA Village information event set for next week

The team at Sunset Hill Community Association are hosting a free information evening about the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) Village program on Wednesday, May 10, from 7 p.m.

Locals are invited to come learn about the important program that supports elderly neighbors in staying in their homes. Attendees can find out how they can help keep Ballard an active and intergenerational community.

The event will be held at the Sunset Hill Clubhouse (3003 NW 66th St)

Click here to learn more about the PNA Village.

Forest restoration volunteers needed at Carkeek Park this week

The Weekday Warriors (WeWo) are in search of volunteers to help with forest restoration in Carkeek Park this Friday, May 5, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Activities include invasive removal, litter removal, planting, species identification and tending a plant nursery. Youth younger than high school age must be accompanied by an adult.

Attendees should bring weather appropriate clothing and if desired, water and snack. Gloves and tools will be provided.

Contact Loren McElvain via email at to RSVP and confirm the meeting location.

Development Update May 1: One application

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


632 NW 85th St

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A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6483844. 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.