The weekend events calendar

It’s all about Easter Eggs and music this weekend in Ballard.

Here’s a look at the weekend events:

  • Friday evening is the 8th annual Ballard Jazz Walk. For venues and more information, click here.
  • Saturday morning at 10 a.m. is the spring egg hunt at both Ballard Community Center (6020 28th Ave NW) and Loyal Heights Community Center (2101 NW 77th St). Rain or shine, kids aged 2-10 scramble for goodies in age appropriate hunt areas. Please bring a bag or basket for collecting. They will also be collecting non-perishable food donations for the food bank.
  • Saturday is the Swedish Pancake Jazz Brunch at the Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th St). There will be two seatings, at 10:30 a.m. and noon. Tickets include jazz vocalist Gail Pettis and all-you-can-eat Swedish pancakes. This is a fundraiser for the museum. More information available here.
  • Saturday evening at 7:30 wraps up the Ballard Jazz Festival with the mainstage concert at the Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th St). More information can be found here.
  • Sunday afternoon at one o’clock is the Salmon Bay Eagles Easter Egg Hunt at Salmon Bay Park (map here). The annual event is open to kids younger than 13.
  • For more 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.

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    Scott
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    Scott

    So PC has taken over our community center and we’re having a “spring egg hunt”. Isn’t Sunday Easter no matter where you are? It is on my calendar. PC is just another wonderful term for censorship. When did it become terrible to be “offended”? So you’re offended, BFD, now what? What a fine gray world we live in today. This offends me. Now I have to do something about it………..

    Ballardissmallilikefacts
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    Ballardissmallilikefacts

    “Before the egg became closely entwined with the Christian Easter, it was honoured during many rite-of-Spring festivals. The Romans, Gauls, Chinese, Egyptians and Persians all cherished the egg as a symbol of the universe. From ancient times eggs were dyed, exchanged
    and shown reverence.

    “In Pagan times the egg represented the rebirth of the earth. The long, hard winter was over; the earth burst forth and was reborn just as the egg miraculously burst forth with life. The egg, therefore, was believed to have special powers. It was buried under the foundations of buildings to ward off evil; pregnant young Roman women carried an egg on their persons to foretell the sex of their unborn children; French brides stepped upon an egg before crossing the threshold of their new homes.

    “With the advent of Christianity the symbolism of the egg changed to represent, not nature’s rebirth, but the rebirth of man. Christians embraced the egg symbol and likened it to the tomb from which Christ rose.”

    So, you know, “spring eggs” for thousands of years. “Easter eggs” for less.

    But don’t go letting facts and history get in the way of your delusions of Christian persecution!

    Debbie
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    Debbie

    Out of all the weekends to have a spring egg hunt, they always pick the Saturday before Easter Sunday. Hmmm.

    Ballardissmallilikefacts
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    Ballardissmallilikefacts

    Yup.

    Which also happens to be (along with Good Friday), the only Christian holiday that follows the pre-Gregorian lunisolar calendar cycle, thanks to its 2000-year linkage with Passover (the Last Supper was a Seder).

    But feel free to stick to your ignoramus-centric belief that American-Christian traditions exist in a vacuum!

    Debbie
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    Debbie

    Bitter athesist? I was just making an observation and you claim to know my religious affiliation. Knowledge and facts are good. Being a grump so close to Easter is bad.

    Debbie
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    Debbie

    Oops! Atheist.

    Ballardissmallilikeknowing
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    Ballardissmallilikeknowing

    I didn’t mean to jump down your throat, but you did side with the grossly misinformed and vaguely FOX-Newsy first commenter, whose Apple Pie ™ understanding of Easter traditions could not go unchallenged.

    And for what it’s worth, your “observation” doesn’t seem all that neutral, nor does “bitter atheist” supposition.

    Organized religion intrigues me too much to embitter me. Especially when it prioritizes the practice of ritual over the understanding of ritual. Socially enforced naiveté is weird!