Celebrate Leif Erikson Day with a Viking Dinner

On Sunday, Oct. 15, the Leif Erikson Hall (2245 NW 57th St) will host a Viking Dinner to celebrate a belated Leif Erikson Day (Oct. 9). Starting at 5pm, the dinner will pay homage to Viking heritage with Vikings from the Viking Encampment, who will tell stories about Norwegian history and the Vikings.

“You’ll hear some fine drinking songs and skals to your health and be able to learn them that evening to share at other gatherings,” the organizers tell My Ballard. “Viking dress is encouraged, but please leave the horned helmets at home if possible as the Vikings didn’t use horns except to make spoons, drinking cups, and other decorative items! Who knows maybe there will be a prize for best Viking! Eat and drink like a Viking who ate very healthy and delicious treats, fresh meat and vegetables, cheeses, bread, fruit, mead and more! No potatoes yet and no forks which hadn’t been invented yet! Bring your carved horn spoon if you want to make one for the event.”

Tickets are discounted at $25 until Oct. 9 (Leif Erikson Day), after which they go up to $30. Kids 13 years of age and under are $10 until the 9th, and $15 after the 9th.

BHS theater program to open season with pool-based performance

The Ballard High School theater program is bringing their first performance of the year to a whole new level: they’re taking on Mary Zimmerman’s Tony-award winning Metamorphoses, in which the actors will be in and out of an onstage pool for the whole performance. Directed by Chelsea DuVall, the play consists of 10 acts, and is based on Ovid’s 15-volume work of Greek transformation myths.

From Ballard High School Playmakers:

“Positioned in and around a large pool of water on the stage, 12 characters will enact adaptations of Ovid’s talks. Metamorphoses juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image through meditations on creation, life, mortality, love, loss, human desire, spirituality and science (to name a few). Adapted from the classic Ovid poem, Metamorphoses, this play is staged in a series of vignettes that revisit the mythic tales of the likes of Midas, Hermes, Aphrodite, Orpheus and Eurydice. The tone of the drama likewise echoes the themes of change and contrast, from the humor of Phaeton’s therapy session to the tragedy of Midas and his daughter. The show promises imagery, humor, a creative score, lush costumes–and of course both splash and splash-free seating from the custom-made 12-by-24-foot pool in which the entire cast will be immersed. (Patrons in the first few rows are advised to be prepared to get a little wet!)”

Metamorphoses will be on October​ ​12,​ ​13,​ ​14,​ ​19,​ ​and 20 at the Earl Kelly Center for Performing Arts at Ballard High School (1418 NW 65th St), at 7:30 p.m. curtain time with one 15-minute intermission. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. Advance tickets are available online (orders must be placed by noon on performance day).

Patagonia Ballard to host grand opening party on Thursday

This Thursday, Sept. 28, the new Patagonia store in Ballard will be hosting their grand opening party from 6pm. The Ballard location is the flagship store for Patagonia’s new Workwear line; it opened in August at 5443 Ballard Ave NW.


The grand opening party will have guest vendors from Hama Hama Oysters, Finnriver Cidery, Timber City Ginger Beer, Hot Cakes and Patagonia Provisions. There will be live music from South Sound Tug and Barge, giveaways from their Workwear and Provisions lines, plus a silent auction hosted by the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding.

To RSVP, contact events@patagonia.com.

The week in sports at BHS

Another busy one for the Beavers this week. Good luck to all the young athletes!

Monday, September 25, 2017

  • Football JV: Nathan Hale vs Ballard at Soundview Playfield, 4:30 pm
  • Volleyball JV: Ballard vs Rainier Beach at Rainier Beach High School, 5:30 pm
  • Volleyball Varsity: Ballard vs Rainier Beach at Rainier Beach High School, 7:00 pm
  • Girls Soccer C-Team: Seattle Academy vs Ballard at Loyal Heights, 4:15 pm

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

  • Girls Soccer Varsity: Ballard vs Rainier Beach at Southeast Athletic Complex, 4:30 pm
  • Boys Ultimate Frisbee JV: Ballard vs Nathan Hale, 4:30 pm
  • Boys Ultimate Frisbee Varsity: Ballard vs Nathan Hale, 3:30 pm

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

  • Boys Golf Varsity: Franklin vs Ballard at Jackson Park Golf Course, 3:30 pm
  • Volleyball C-Team: Ballard vs Franklin at Franklin High School, 5:30 pm
  • Volleyball JV: Ballard vs Franklin at Franklin High School, 5:30 pm
  • Volleyball Varsity: Ballard vs Franklin at Franklin High School, 7:00 pm
  • Girls Golf Varsity: Franklin vs Ballard at Jackson Park Golf Course, 3:30 pm

Thursday, September 28, 2017

  • Girls Soccer JV: Ballard vs West Seattle at Walt Hundley Field, 4:00 pm
  • Girls Soccer Varsity: West Seattle vs Ballard at Memorial Stadium, Sea., 4:30 pm
  • Boys Ultimate Frisbee Varsity: Franklin vs Ballard, 3:30 pm

Friday, September 29, 2017

  • Boys Golf Varsity: Seattle Prep. vs Ballard at Jackson Park Golf Course, 3:30 pm
  • Girls Soccer C-Team: Ingraham vs Ballard, location TBD, 4:15 pm
  • Girls Golf Varsity: Seattle Prep. vs Ballard at Jackson Park Golf Course, 3:30 pm

Saturday, September 30, 2017

  • Football Frosh: Roosevelt vs Ballard at BHS, 10:00 am
  • Football Varsity: West Seattle vs Ballard at Memorial Stadium, Sea., 5:00 pm
  • Boys Cross Country Varsity: at Curtis Chambers Creek Properties, 9:15 am
  • Girls Cross Country Varsity: at Curtis Chambers Creek Properties, 9:15 am

 

 

Development Update Sept. 25: 54-unit apartment building approved for 15th Ave NW

Today’s development update includes an approval for a 54-unit apartment building along the 15th Ave NW corridor, as posted in the city’s Land Use Information Bulletin.

7730 15TH AVE NW

A Land Use Application has been approved with conditions to allow a 4-story structure containing 54 apartments above 3,274 sq. ft. of ground level retail space. Parking for 27 vehicles to be provided within the structure. Existing structures to be demolished.

The following appealable decisions have been made based on submitted plans:

Conditionally Grant – Design Review

Conditions: Conditions have been placed on this project. You may view the decision through our web-based Land Use Information Bulletin, or contact either the assigned planner whose name and phone number appears above, or contact the Public Resource Center (206-684-8467, prc@seattle.gov).

Determination of Non-Significance with conditions (no environmental impact statement required). Environmental review completed and project conditioned as applicable. This DNS is issued using the optional DNS process in WAC 197.11.355 and SMC 25.05.355. The comment period was originally published on January 28, 2016 and there is no further comment period on this DNS.
Conditions: Conditions have been placed on this project. You may view the decision through our web-based Land Use Information Bulletin, or contact either the assigned planner whose name and phone number appears above, or contact the Public Resource Center (206-684-8467, prc@seattle.gov).

Appeals of this decision must be received by the Hearing Examiner no later than 10/9/2017.

 

Theater for Young Children returning to Ballard this fall

A youth theater program is coming back to Ballard this fall, set to offer performances at local community centers.

Theater for Young Children toured Seattle’s parks over the summer, and they’re continuing their performances at Ballard Community Center and Local Heights Community Center in the coming months. The theater group will be performing Juan and Maria (based on a Filipino folk tale similar to Hanzel and Gretel) and Scaredy Squirrel, created by author Melanie Watt. The 50-minute plays are all free, and are appropriate for children ages 2 to 10.

Juan at Maria (Juan and Maria in Tagalog) and Scaredy Squirrel will perform at the Ballard Community Center on Wed, Oct. 18th at 11:15 am, and at the Loyal Heights Community Center on Friday, Nov. 17th.

 

What’s on this weekend

There’s a lot happening this weekend, with the Fremont Oktoberfest happening Friday to Sunday and the Fishermen’s Fall Festival at the Fishermen’s Terminal on Saturday. There’s also a cider making class, Populuxe’s grand opening party, and plenty of live music to choose from on Ballard Ave.

Have a great weekend in the neighborhood!

Friday, September 22:

  • Fremont Oktoberfest, all over downtown Fremont, starting Friday from 5pm to midnight, Saturday noon to midnight, and Sunday noon to 6pm. Visit their website for the full line-up of events and music.
  • Live Music:
    • Black Kids and Le Vice at Sunset Tavern (5433 Ballard Ave NW), 9pm, $15.
    • Suitcase, Mopsey, and the Service Providers at Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Ave NW) at 9pm $8.
    • KEXP & Pickathon present: Swedish S/S Daniel Norgren w/ William Tyler at Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Ave NW) at 9pm. $20.
    • Jazz at Egan’s Ballard Jam House (1707 NW Market St). 7pm – Endemic Ensemble [Website] – Steve Messick (bass), Travis Ranney (saxes), Matso Limtiaco (bari sax), David Franklin (piano) and Christian Krehbiel (drums) ($10 cover).

Saturday, September 23:

  • Fremont Oktoberfest, all over downtown Fremont, starting Friday from 5pm to midnight, Saturday noon to midnight, and Sunday noon to 6pm. Visit their website for the full line-up of events and music.
  • Populuxe Brewing Grand Opening at their new space (826B NW 49th St), noon to 10 pm.
  • Sustainable Ballard Cider Making Class 10 am – 12:30 pm at the Ballard Tool Library (7549 15th Ave NW). “Come learn how to make your own hard cider! Paul Brookshire will illustrate the complete hard cider making process including what equipment is needed to make cider, what to expect from the process, how to avoid errors, and tips on customizing cider to individual tastes.” Please RSVP: margaret@sustainableballard.org
  • Fishermen’s Fall Festival, Fishermen’s Terminal, 11am to 6pm. Live music, kids activities, wild salmon barbecue, Ship Canal tours, and more. Admission is free.
  • Live Music:
    • Hibou DJ set, Dream Journal, and Sons of Rainier (Presented by and a benefit for ILFI)  at Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Ave NW) at 9pm.
    •  KEXP presents: The Pains of Being Pure of Heart w/ The Courtneys + The Prids at Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Ave NW) at 9pm. $16.
    • Jazz at Egan’s Ballard Jam House (1707 NW Market St). 7pm – Jaspar Lepak CD Release [Website] ($10 cover)

Sunday, September 24:

  • Fremont Oktoberfest, all over downtown Fremont, starting Friday from 5pm to midnight, Saturday noon to midnight, and Sunday noon to 6pm. Visit their website for the full line-up of events and music.
  • Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard Presents – “We the People 2.0”5:30pm to 7:30pm at Royal Drummer Cafe (6420 24th Ave NW). “We the People 2.0 is a visual essay about the loss of democracy in the United States. Narrated by Walton Goggins, the film utilizes both original footage as well as found footage to describe a profound change in thinking at the grassroots level. Suggested donation: $5.
  • Ballard Farmer’s Market along Ballard Ave from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Click here to see this week’s specials.
  • Free zumba and fitness class at Ballard Commons Park, 11am. Led by Ballard Health Club.
  • Live Music
    • Open mic at Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Ave NW) sign-ups at 7:30 pm.
    • Jojo Mayer / Nerve at Sunset Tavern (5433 Ballard Ave NW), 9pm, $18.

Fishermen’s Fall Festival is on Saturday

This Saturday, September 23 is the annual Fishermen’s Fall Festival in Fishermen’s Terminal. Now in its 29th year, the festival is a celebration of the Pacific fishing fleet returning to Seattle. From 11am to 6pm, there will be live music, free Ship Canal tours, a wild salmon barbecue, and even survival suit races.

“The Festival celebrates the return of the North Pacific fishing fleet to the terminal, works to increase the public’s knowledge of the importance of the fishing industry as well as Fishermen’s Terminal to Seattle while raising money for the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial Foundation,” the organizers tell My Ballard.

Proceeds from the activities within the festival will be donated to the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial Foundation to assist families of fishers lost at sea. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome. For more information, have a look at the Facebook event page for the festival.

French/Italian restaurant Joli now open in East Ballard

A new French/Italian restaurant just opened their doors in East Ballard; Joli is locatedin West Woodland at the corner of NW 65th St and 7th Ave NW. They’ll be hosting a grand opening party this Saturday, Sept. 23 from 6 to 10 pm, celebrating with bubbles, hors d’oeuvres and special food and drink menus.

The 52-seat restaurant, according to Seattle Eater, is the newest venture from chef Amy Beaumier (formerly of Bell & Whete and Local 360) and is inspired by the French-Italian Riviera. “Beaumier will oversee a menu of ‘light and fun’ vegetable-centric, colorful Mediterranean dishes for nightly dinner service. An early dish in the works consists of preserved lemon and ricotta cavatelli and locally sourced vegetables,” Eater reports. The wine list will be curated by Chris Yamka from Toulouse Petite, and there will be chocolate dessert options from Chocolat Vitale.

Joli’s hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 4 to 10pm, with happy hour from 4 to 6pm.

Photo courtesy Joli’s Facebook page

Development Update Sept. 21: four applications and five approvals

It’s a busy day in development news, with four applications for subdivisions, and five approvals in today’s Land Use Information Bulletin.

Applications:

9511 8TH AVE NW

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6563477. 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.

Comments may be submitted through 10/04/2017.

2444 NW 64TH ST

Land Use Application to subdivide one parcel into two parcels of land. Existing structure to be demolished.

Comments may be submitted through 10/04/2017.

6251 8TH AVE NW

Land Use Application to allow a three-story, eight-unit rowhouse building. Eight surface parking spaces will be located on the site. Existing structure to be demolished.

Comments may be submitted through 10/04/2017.

2212 NW 60TH ST

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6529236. 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.

Comments may be submitted through 10/04/2017.

Decisions:

2430 NW 60TH ST

A Land Use Application has been approved to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6560513. 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 10/4/2017.

9038 14TH AVE NW

A Land Use Application has been approved with conditions to subdivide one development site into three parcels of land. Project includes a unit lot subdivision of Parcel C into four unit lots. The construction of the live-work units and residential dwelling units is under project #6414921. The 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 parcels or unit lots.

Appeals of this decision must be received by the Hearing Examiner no later than 10/4/2017.

9032 14TH AVE NW

A Land Use Application has been approved with conditions to subdivide one development site into three parcels of land. Project also includes unit lot subdivision of Parcel C into four unit lots. The construction of the live-work units and residential units have been approved under Project #6414916. The subdivision is for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the individual live-work and residential dwelling units. Development standards will be applied to the development site as a whole and not to each of the new parcels or unit lots.

Appeals of this decision must be received by the Hearing Examiner no later than 10/4/2017.

6317 26TH AVE NW

A Land Use Application has been approved to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The construction of residential units are under Project #6552470. 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 10/4/2017.

2401 NW 63RD ST

A Land Use Application has been approved to allow the conversion of the carport to a ninth unit in an existing apartment building. Three parking spaces to remain.

Appeals of this decision must be received by the Hearing Examiner no later than 10/4/2017.

Notice of Streamlined Design Review:

1121 NW 56TH ST

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Streamlined Design Review Application to allow a three-story, seven-unit townhouse structure. No proposed parking. Existing structure to be demolished.

OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT

The Director will accept written comments to assist in the preparation of the early design guidancethrough October 4, 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. Please note that this is the only opportunity to comment on this proposal.

Comments should be submitted to PRC@seattle.gov or

City of Seattle, SDCI, PRC
700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000
PO Box 34019
Seattle, WA  98124-4019

PROCESS

Following the public comment period, the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections will issue a written design guidance report. This report will consider public comment and the applicable city-wide and neighborhood specific Design Guidelines and will serve as the basis for further review of the building permit. Once the applicant has incorporated the design guidance into the proposal they may apply for a building permit. No public notice of the building permit application will be provided.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about this proposal or the Design Review Program and process, you may visit the Design Review Program website at www.seattle.gov/DPD/aboutus/news/events/DesignReview/SearchPastReviews/, contact the Land Use Planner listed above, or visit our office at the address above. (We are open from 8 am to 4 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 10:30 am to 4 pm Tuesday and Thursday.)  Additional application documents for this proposal may be found at http://web6.seattle.gov/dpd/edms/.