Creating Change in Your Community: Groundswell NW's Annual Meeting

What: Groundswell NW invites community leaders and anyone interested in learning how to inspire grassroots change in their community to our 2013 Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 7 from 6 – 8 pm at the Sunset Hill Community Club. Featured speakers include Pomegranate Center founder, Milenko Matanovic, and Dawn Hemminger, East Ballard Community Association leader.  read more »

Alki Elementary Centennial

Bring along old photos for sharing at Alki Elementary Centennial

Did you ever attend or teach at Alki Elementary School? Are you coming to the school's 100th birthday on Thursday evening, March 28? Make sure to dig up photos of yourself and your school for sharing at the event!  read more »

World Water Day Screening of “Flow: For Love of Water” @ Our Redeemers

What: The film “Flow,” Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - the World Water Crisis. Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. Light refreshments will be served.

Where: Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church (2400 N.W. 85th St.--enter from 25th Ave. N.W)

Price: Free

Beard and Stache Fest @ Old Pequliar

What: Throughout the month there will be a plethora of beard related festivities at our voting locations. You don’t have to have a face full of fur to participate in any of the month long events, we love the follicular challenged as well and our main goal is a have a good time, celebrate facial hair and most importantly make a difference. All donations benefit Treehouse, which is committed to improving the lives of kids living in foster care

Where: Old Pequliar (1722 NW Market St)

More info:

SWS March forum: Successful Gardening with Nature

Monday, March 18, 6-8 p.m.
South Seattle Community College Horticulture Center,
West Seattle Community Orchard
6000 16th Ave SW  read more »

Central Ballard Residents Assoc. meeting @ Ballard Swedish

What: The Central Ballard Residents Association was formed to provide a forum for and to advocate on behalf of all residents in Central Ballard to promote livability in the neighborhood’s historic core.

CBRA has invited Margo Polley and Ruth Harper from SDOT to both present information and to take questions from attendees at CBRA's March 14 meeting.

Where: Swedish Hospital Ballard Campus, Conference Room A on the main floor of the hospital. It'll be to the right after entering the front entrance on 5330 Tallman Ave.  read more »

Nordic Heritage Museum's Northern Lights Auktion

What: From bottles of rare aquavit to lavish vacation packages, the 28th Annual Northern Lights Auktion benefitting the Nordic Heritage Museum features hundreds of one-of-a-kind silent and live auction items ready to go home with the highest bidder. Many of the auction items are Scandinavian, such as rosemaled tine boxes, handcrafted furniture, art works, and even a Viking-inspired horn shot set!

Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel in downtown Seattle (721 Pine St)  read more »

Emotions Anonymous @ St. Paul’s Church

What: Join us in this 12-step group, to give and get support.

Where: St. Paul’s Church (6512 12th Ave. N.W., Room 1)

More info: 206-467-9027 or visit

Repeats every week until Sat Mar 07 2015 .
04/26/2014 - 6:00pm
05/03/2014 - 6:00pm

Cornhole Champions Cup Series 2013 @ Ballard Elks Lodge

What: The Cornhole Champions Cup is a progressive tournament that is held on three separate dates (3/16, 4/13, 5/11). Similar to NASCAR's Nextel Cup Series, points are compiled over the course of 3 separate tournaments. The player with the most points at the end of the final tournament is declared the Cornhole Cup Champion.  read more »

Elk-Ta-Gon Sumo Wrestling @ Ballard Elks Lodge

What: This year, we revive the Elk-Ta-Gon. Sumo suits will once again be-clumsy their wearers and amuse such onlookers as are wise enough to be in attendance Should you feel the call to don the Suit of Sumo and test your mettle in the Elk-Ta-Gon against another, pitted against one who is equally unprepared for the ensuing hilarity, contact the office or email This is a 21+ event.

There will be: celebrity judges, raffles, memorabilia & apparel, food, glory, refreshments, and available live streaming online video coverage  read more »

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