The events are starting to pile up for the weekends, a sign that spring is (supposed to be) here.
Photo of the art created by St. Alphonsus students courtesy Dawn Hemminger. Here is a look at what’s happening in Ballard this weekend:
The Ballard Preschool Co-op’s Gently Used Kids Gear Sale and Plant Sale is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Center (6532 Phinney Ave N, Community Hall, Lower Brick Building). At noon, many items are marked down 50-percent.
Saturday at 10 a.m. is the biannual Adopt A Street Cleanup on 14th Ave NW. Volunteers will be cleaning up the street and taking care of the planters in the medians. At 11 a.m. students from St. Alphonsus school will be installing art in the planters. “This will be a rain or shine event, so come dressed for the weather!” Dawn Hemminger writes in the MyBallard events section. “Food and drink donated by the Ballard Market will be on hand!” Sign in at Blowing Sands Glass (5805 14th Ave NW)
Saturday is 18th annual April Pool’s Day at the Ballard Pool (1471 NW 67th St.) From 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Learn hands-on water safety in and out of the water. Activities may include practicing wearing and using life jackets, learning about hypothermia, taking a boat ride, practicing reaching and throwing rescues, and learning about CPR. Participants can enter a drawing for a free life jacket, as well as other prizes.
The Third Annual Seattle Empty Bowls fundraiser is Saturday at 4 p.m. This year the event will take place at the Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th St.). “Buy a unique handcrafted bowl for a minimum donation of $15 get it filled with soup and bread, listen to music while dining with your neighbors!” according to the events listing. All proceeds benefit the Ballard Food Bank.
Saturday evening is the RE Store’s Trash Fashion Show. Trash fashions will hit the catwalk for one all-ages shows at 7 p.m. and 21+ show at 9:30 p.m. at the New York Fashion Academy (5201 Ballard Ave. N.W.) Doors open 30 minutes before the show. Tickets are $15 for general seating, $25 for VIP seating. More information can be found here
Sunday at 4 p.m. is the Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series and Smörgåsbord at the Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th St.) This month’s music is from Iceland: “Floating in the Blue Lagoon” Melkorka Olafsdottir, Icelandic flutist; and Lisa Bergman, pianist. “Featuring an exotic sampling of Icelandic and international flute repertoire,” the museum’s website states. Tickets are $40 for members, $45 for non-members.