This week in sports at BHS

Another busy one for the Beavers this week; good luck to all the athletes!

Monday, October 9, 2017

  • Football Junior Varsity: Ballard vs Bishop Blanchet at Bishop Blanchet High School, 5:00 pm
  • Volleyball C-Team: Ingraham vs Ballard at Ballard High School, 5:30 pm
  • Volleyball Junior Varsity: Ingraham vs Ballard at Ballard High School, 5:30 pm
  • Volleyball Varsity: Ingraham vs Ballard at Ballard High School, 7:00 pm
  • Girls Soccer C-Team: West Seattle vs Ballard at Loyal Heights, 4:15 pm

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

  • Girls Soccer Junior Varsity: Ballard vs Roosevelt at Magnusson Park, 4:00 pm
  • Girls Soccer Varsity: Roosevelt vs Ballard at Memorial Stadium, Sea., 4:30 pm
  • Boys Ultimate Frisbee Varsity: Roosevelt vs Ballard, 4:30 pm

Thursday, October 12, 2017

  • Boys Cross Country Varsity at Nathan Hale, 4:20 pm
  • Volleyball C-Team: Cleveland vs Ballard at Ballard High School, 5:30 pm
  • Volleyball Junior Varsity: Cleveland vs Ballard at Ballard High School, 5:30 pm
  • Volleyball Varsity: Cleveland vs Ballard at Ballard High School, 7:00 pm
  • Girls Soccer Junior Varsity: Garfield vs Ballard at Ballard High School, 4:30 pm
  • Girls Soccer Varsity: Ballard vs Garfield at Garfield High School, 4:30 pm
  • Girls Cross Country Varsity at Nathan Hale, 3:40 pm

Friday, October 13, 2017

  • Football Varsity: Cleveland vs Ballard at Memorial Stadium, Sea., 7:45 pm
  • Boys Golf Varsity: Ingraham vs Ballard at Jackson Park Golf Course, 3:30 pm
  • Girls Soccer C-Team: Ballard vs West Seattle at Walt Hundley Field, 4:00 pm
  • Girls Swim Varsity: Bainbridge vs Ballard at Ballard Pool, 4:00 pm
  • Girls Golf Varsity: Ingraham vs Ballard at Jackson Park Golf Course, 3:30 pm

Saturday, October 14, 2017

  • Football Frosh: Garfield vs Ballard at Ballard, 10:00 am

What’s on this weekend

This weekend is a bit quieter in Ballard, but there’s plenty of live music to keep you entertained if you’re headed out. Have a great weekend in Ballard!

Friday, October 6:

  • Open House at Skillet Diner, 4-6pm. “We are thrilled to be open again and wanna welcome you back to our refreshed space! Come check out what we’ve done with the place…and have a slider or two! We will also have house-made cookies and Caffe Vita coffee!”
  • Live Music:
    • Vaudeville Etiquette, Cedar Teeth, and Stucky Jackson and the Boys at Sunset Tavern (5433 Ballard Ave NW), 9pm, $10.
    • Mexico Earthquake Victim Benefit with Annie Ford Band and Country Dave at Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Ave NW) at 9pm $8.
    • For The Masses (Tribute to Depeche Mode) w/ Tiger Tiger & Blood Flowers at Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Ave NW) at 9pm. $15.
    • Jazz at Egan’s Ballard Jam House (1707 NW Market St). 7pm – Chip Parker with the Bill Ashschell Trio [Website] – Bill Anschell (piano), Jeff Johnson (bass) and Brad Boal (drums) ($10 cover). 9pm – Jazz Vocalist Nikki Dee’s World Tour of Jazz! ($10 cover)

Saturday, October 7:

  • Clean Street Cleanup at Kirke Park (7028 9th Ave NW) 10am to noon, hosted by Groundswell NW. “We are excited to be partnering with Whittier Heights Community Council.What to bring:  As usual, all necessary materials will be provided. Please wear appropriate clothing to be outdoors for two hours. We will provide coffee and a light breakfast.”
  • Live Music:
    • Guns of Nevada, The Cheap Cassettes and The Heels at Sunset Tavern (5433 Ballard Ave NW), 9pm, $10.
    • Mark Brainard and guests (TBD) at Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Ave NW) at 9pm, $8.
    • KEXP & Rainier RDay present: The Moondoggies w/ LAKE & Corespondents at Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Ave NW) at 9pm. $12.
    • Jazz at Egan’s Ballard Jam House (1707 NW Market St) 9pm – “Last Call: A Farewell Cabaret” – with LaWanda Dupree and Angie Louise, featuring John Engerman (piano), David Marriott Jr. (trombone), Todd Gowers (bass) and Ed Littlefield (drums). Purchase tickets online – any remaining seats will be sold at the door. NOTE: this show has a minimum $10 food/drink order per person.

Sunday, October 8:

  • Lil’ Beavs Cheerleading Camp at BHS, 9:30 am to noon. Open to students K-6. Participants will learn cheers, jumps, and a dance! Each camper will receive a t- shirt, bow, set of pom poms, a temporary tattoo, a picture with the squad,and admission to the Ballard High varsity football game on Friday, October 13, at Memorial Stadium (Seattle Center). $45 per student; register here.
  • Ballard Farmer’s Market along Ballard Ave from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Click here to see this week’s specials.
  • Live Music:
    • Open mic at Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Ave NW) sign-ups at 7:30 pm.
    • Thee Deception, Dirty Outs and Eats Batteries at Sunset Tavern (5433 Ballard Ave NW), 8pm, $8.

Firefighters to read stories to preschoolers at Ballard Library

If your preschoolers is enamoured of firefighters, head to the Ballard Library on Wednesday, Oct. 18 for firefighter storytime. The free storytelling will be from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.

The readings are meant to help highlight fire safety; firefighters will be reading to preschoolers at libraries across the city for most of October. In addition to the stories on fire safety, firefighters will also display firefighting equipment and trucks.

All storytimes are free and open to the public with no reservations required.

 

Celebrate architecture design and local brew at Chadhaus on Oct. 21

A Ballard furniture workshop in the heart of the Ballard brewery district is bringing together local designers and beer lovers for “Beerhaus at Chadhaus” on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 6 to 8pm. The event at Chadhaus (908 NW 50th St) will be opportunity for people to tour the studio while drinking local brews from Stoup, Reuben’s, Lucky Envelope, Populuxe and Peddler. Proceeds from the event will go to the Seattle Architecture Foundation (SAF).

Chadhaus is run by husband-and-wife team Chad and Emily Robertson along with a crew of craftspeople, and they focus on custom pieces created with sustainably harvested Pacific Northwest Woods and local recycled steel.

The event at Chadhaus is part of the SAF’s Design Soiree Series that provides insight into Seattle’s most interesting homes and design studios. Tickets to the event are $35, or $25 for SAF members. According to SAF, proceeds from the event will help the organization connect people to the architecture, design and history of Seattle. SAF also provides “exhibits, talks, architecture walking tours and programs that teach youth how design addresses social issues. SAF reaches more than 6,000 people a year through its programs, events and outreach activities,” according to the organization.

To learn more about SAF, click here.

 

‘Meditation in Everyday Life’ course starts soon in Ballard

A meditation class is being offered in Ballard from October 10 through November 14. Meditation in Everyday Life, led by Alan Ness, will meet on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:30 pm for five weeks.

According to Ness, the classes are meant as an introduction to meditation for new students. “It offers practical suggestions for establishing a sitting practice in the midst of our speedy society,” Ness writes. “Each evening class allows for open discussion of the challenges that students are facing in their practice. The focus is on integrating the practice into daily life. There are discussions on the challenges of meditation and how we can touch into our true human nature through a sitting practice.” This is the first course in the “Everyday Life” series of the Way of Shambhala path of training, Ness tells My Ballard.

The cost is $150, with a sliding scale tuition available. The program is open to everyone, with no prior meditation experience necessary. It will be held at the Soma Yoga Studio in Ballard at 1423 NW 70th St.  For more information or to register, click here.

Update: white circle graffiti was painted by newspaper delivery man

Update: The white circles that were showing up on people’s homes were spray-painted by an elderly newspaper delivery man. According to Khuong Nguyen, Seattle Newspaper Distribution district manager, the delivery man is new at his job, and because he was delivering papers in the dark, he painted the circles so he could see which houses had subscriptions. “He isn’t trying to vandalize,” Nguyen said, adding that the man apologizes.

Nguyen is now going house to house cleaning up the graffiti. “It’s just a mess,” he tells My Ballard.

Original: Graffiti has been appearing on the front steps of several Ballard homes in the form of two white circles. My Ballard reader Paul Steele says he found the graffiti a few mornings ago at his home on 10th Ave NW. Walking around the neighborhood, he says he found several other homes that had the same tag on the east side of 10th Ave NW block between 70th and 73rd.

Steele says he reported the graffiti to police. He said he and his neighbors discussed that it may be correlated to newspaper delivery subscriptions.

If you’ve noticed the tags at your home or have any information about the meaning behind them, email us at tips@myballard.com.We are aware of that

 

Development Update October 5: subdivision applications and approvals

A handful of subdivision applications and approvals in today’s development update, as posted on the city’s Land Use Information Bulletin.

Applications: 

2203 NW 63RD ST

A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one development site into nine unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6547083. 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 10/18/2017.

702 NW 62ND ST

Land Use Application to allow a three-story, five-unit rowhouse structure. Surface parking for five vehicles to be provided on the site. Existing building to be demolished.

Comments may be submitted through 10/18/2017.

Decisions:

630 NW 85TH ST

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6508604. 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 10/19/2017.

7005 ALONZO AVE NW

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6574839. 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 10/19/2017.

 

Taste of Iceland coming to Ballard Nordic Heritage Museum

The 10th Annual Taste of Iceland festival is just around the corner, with an event coming to Ballard’s Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th St). A discussion titled “Iceland’s New Designers: Creating Design Identity Through Originality and Resourcefulness” will happen at the museum on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7pm. Admission is free.

From the organizers:

Ingibjorg Greta Gisladottir, the CEO and creative director of Reykjavik Runway, will lead a discussion on the key characteristics of the new wave of Icelandic design. As limited domestic manufacturing possibilities have made production difficult, opportunities for designers to create limited edition, handmade and bespoke items have soared in Iceland. The discussion will focus on how designers can capitalize on resourcefulness to scale while creating their design identity. Iceland’s informal design traditions can free designers to innovate, experiment and create high quality, limited edition products. (Click here to RSVP on Facebook.)

The festival is happening all over the city from Oct. 12 – 15, with events such as an Icelandic culinary takeover of The Carlile Room, the KEXP-hosted Reykjavik Calling concert, an Icelandic film fest at SIFF, a visual arts discussion at the Bellevue Arts Museum, and more. For a full line-up of events, click here.