The weekend events calendar

Here is a look at what’s going on around Ballard this weekend. And if you’d like upcoming events every week in your email — from Ballard and surrounding neighborhoods — sign up right here.

A Ballard tradition: Viking Days is this weekend.

  • From 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday evening, Friends of 9th Ave NW Park will be holding a work party at the new park on 9th between NW 70th & NW 73rd. Tools, water, and something to eat will be provided.
  • On Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, there will be a dedication ceremony for the new sculpture at the Salmon Bay Natural Area (NW 54th St @ 34th Ave NW, next to The Canal.)
  • Viking Days at the Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th St.) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
  • On Saturday, enjoy free music at the Locks by Dukes and Diva from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • On 2 p.m. on Sunday there will be a plaque dedication at the Leif Erikson statue at Shilshole Bay Marina. The ceremony is to officially introduce the plaques, with nearly 1700 names of Scandinavian immigrant names to the families. More information can be found here.
  • The Coal Creek Jazz Band will perform at the Locks from 2 to 3:30 Sunday afternoon.
  • For live music, check out the calendars for Tractor Tavern, Sunset Tavern, Picolinos, Conor Byrne and Egan’s Ballard Jam House. As always, check out our events calendar. And if you have an event to add, just email us at tips@myballard.com.


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    Stop the Chamber
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    Stop the Chamber

    It would be useful if events sponsored or associated with the Ballard Chamber of Commerce were identified as such.

    Many of us refuse to support an organization intent on stopping the bike trail that would improve safety for bike commuters and recreational riders including our children.

    Erik Stangvik from the Nordic Heritage Museum is on the Ballard Chamber of Commerce Board, so nobody should bother with their events which are usually pretty bad anyways… any other connections to the Chamber? Share them here.

    Resident
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    Resident

    Trail supporters should not support Viking Days.

    Nordic Museum president is a Chamber board member.

    partygirl
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    partygirl

    Thankfully, none of the venues mentioned above are members of the Ballard Chamber!!

    Tractor Tavern – not a BCoC member
    Sunset Tavern – not a BCoC member
    Picolino’s – not a BCoC member
    Conor Byrne – not a BCoC member
    Egan’s Ballard Jam House – not a BCoC member

    Denny's bowler
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    Denny's bowler

    BCoC rocks

    I'm a Troll
    Guest
    I'm a Troll

    I’m going on a hunger strike against the BCC. Who will join me in my noble cause? Either you are with the trail, or you are with the BCC.

    Kelly
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    Kelly

    I appreciate the increased awareness of BCoC and who is behind what.

    It obviously upsetting to many here that the connections are getting exposed. If BCoC stands behind it’s lawsuit why do their supporters get so upset when commenters point it out?

    I'm a Troll
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    I'm a Troll

    The Chamber kills baby seals.

    Nora Bell
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    Nora Bell

    Kelly, I think most of the annoyance is because this subject gets pushed into every flippin’ story.

    Sunset9
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    Sunset9

    Kelly, I think many posters find it amusing that the vuvuzalas are SO TOTALLY committed to boycotting anyone who is a member of the BCoC but don’t want to go to the trouble of looking on the BCoC website to see who is a member. They would rather have the information given to them.

    High ideals can be tiring, an easy work around to the effort is always welcome

    And it’s not the Chambers lawsuit. They aren’t paying any lawyers. Salmon Bay Sand and Gravel and Ballard Oil brought the suit. None of the money you spend at a Chamber member goes toward the lawsuit. The BCoC, NSIA and the Seattle Maritime Association have joined the suit but do not have any financial responsibilities to the attorneys hired by the litigants.

    And the suit isn’t to stop the trail it is to require the city get an environmental impact statement done. The same thing any private business would have to do if it wanted to do something as minimal as make a curb cut in their parking lot.

    Fact Check
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    Fact Check

    gts206 your comment is so loaded with inaccuracies it must make the Chamber proud. 1. The Ballard Chamber of Commerce brought the suit and they are named in the suit as litigants on the exact same level as the others. 2. If they are getting their own litigation paid for by the other litigants, that seems even more problematic to me as it raises some serious potential conflicts of interest. 3. Chamber money IS spent on the lawsuit and that is evident on their own website. Assuming they pay to maintain their own website, they are paying to publish the pro-lawsuit argument online. 4. The environmental study the are demanding is not required, according to the planning commissioner and also the Superior Court judge – although instead of accepting the partial verdict to study 5 blocks further, the BCoC has already appealed the entire thing. Curb cuts don’t get litigated for years after losing three times (and counting). 5. It’s vuvuzela, not vuvuzala. Why do you even need to be so demeaning of others? Vuvuzelas are part of a long and proud cultural tradition in South Africa. Your attempt to turn vuvuzela into some sort of derogatory insult against bicyclists… Read more »

    PoopOnEm
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    PoopOnEm

    Racist? HAHAHAHA!

    You turd! You almost had a decent argument going until you pulled the race card and turn into a douche bag. Thanks for the laugh.

    Fact Check
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    Fact Check

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter [addressing criticism of the vuvuzela]: “We should not try to Europeanise an African World Cup … that is what African and South Africa football is all about — noise, excitement, dancing, shouting and enjoyment”.

    Europeanise is a euphemism. GTS206 was bashing an African tradition and racism certainly plays a part in that.

    Stop The Madness
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    Stop The Madness

    All this arguing makes me wish there were no bike trails at all, like when I was a kid. Somehow we got by. Or no cars, like when my great-grandfather was a kid. Somehow they got by.

    Please stop hijacking every thread. It’s seriously counterproductive.

    Judy
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    Judy

    STM, I think somehow they got by without blogs, too. So please leave. Do us all a favor. Your comment adds nothing.

    Kudos to the bikers fighting for their trail.

    nonplussed
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    nonplussed

    You’re actually screaming “racist”???

    Man, you are such a tool!!! LOL!!!

    As the Idiocy Turns.

    Sunset9
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    Sunset9

    I certainly did not mean to be racist. I was equating the loud constant barrage of a vuvuzela to the loud constant bararage of anti BCoC posts on every.single.news.item.

    I express my deepest apologies to anyone I may have offended.

    I can only assume each of you who called me racist did not laugh at a single vuvuzela joke on late night TV the past few weeks.

    EFFE
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    EFFE

    The BCoC supports jobs. The bike trail supports bikes. I for one and happy to have jobs in Ballard, I could care less about bikes.

    Can’t we just repair the rail road track part and leave the business alone?

    nonplussed
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    nonplussed

    gts206-

    Don’t sweat it. The bike extremists don’t have a sense of humor. They are unable to laugh about vuvuzelas or anything else.

    Stop The Madness
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    Stop The Madness

    Judy,

    And yours did?

    Is it too much to expect for the comments to remain at least peripherally on topic? Do you really think hijacking every story with the bike trail agenda is doing the cause any good at all?

    This posting was just a listing of events going on in OUR community, ordinarily a good thing. But instead, it turns into a shouting match. C’mon people. Grow up. Fight your fight, but in appropriate ways. This is just plain stupid.

    Let the flaming begin.

    Kelly
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    Kelly

    gts206,

    It must be nice, being white.

    Aaron
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    Aaron

    I will go to the Nordic Heritage museum, and make a donation. I’ll have lunch, buy some crafts, and have a great time.

    Hijacking threads won’t help your cause one bit, bicyclists. You are so extreme, it makes me support the other side, even though I was on your side to begin with.

    Roger
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    Roger

    Aaron, only the weak and gullible are so easily persuaded. Grow a pair and stand by your convictions. Support the trail because it is the right thing to do.

    Roger
    Guest
    Roger

    gts206 where is your apology for false information?

    of course it is their lawsuit!! they are listed as the first plaintiff!!

    debate is one thing. obvious lies are another.

    nonplussed
    Guest
    nonplussed

    kelly,

    it must be tough, being so stupid.

    Plasticbags
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    Plasticbags

    +1 to Aaron
    You guys are more annoying than the Ron Paul internet fanboys of 2008.