$467,000 awarded to neighborhood projects by City of Seattle

In a press release from the City of Seattle they announced that projects initiated in neighborhoods across the city were being awarded $467.562 in matching funds to support neighborhood-initiated projects around the city.

The release said:
“These projects are the result of neighbors working together to better their community,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “The entire city benefits from their volunteerism and talent as they create, plan and implement these projects. The Neighborhood Matching Fund is there to support their efforts, whether it is an exhibit, a documentary or a playground.”

These awards are part of the Small and Simple Projects Fund, one of three funds offered by Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. It provides cash awards of up to $25,000 in matching funds to community organizations committed to fostering and building a better community. The 2015 June awards range from $4,000 to $25,000, and the organizations pledge to match the City’s $467,562 investment with $600,132 of locally raised money, donated materials and volunteer labor.

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On the Go -Week of 7-27-15

27th Season ‘Shakespeare in The Park’
Camp Long
5200 35th Ave. S.W.
Fri., July 31, 7 p.m.: Much Ado About Nothing
Sat., Aug. 1, 7 p.m.: The Two Noble Kinsmen
Presented by Green Stage. www.greenstage.org

Elvis Rockin’ the House
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
Fri., July 31st. Happy Hour begins 5:30 p.m. with no host bar all evening; Complimentary Photos with Elvis Impersonator, Bret Wiggins 5:30-6 p.m.; Delicious Dinner 6 p.m.(oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, collard green, cornbread, and banana cake with peanut butter, bacon, coconut frosting); Elvis Show 6:30 p.m. Fundraiser Tickets sell out fast: $15/member in advance; $20/non-member in advance; $25/person at the door if available. Must be 21+ to attend this event. All proceeds benefit the Senior Center of West Seattle. For tickets, call 206.932.4044 x1 or online www.sc-ws.org

Rat City Brass Seafair Christmas!
Kenyon Hall
7904 35th Ave. S.W.
www.kenyonhall.org / 206.937.3613

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file photo by Patrick Robinson
The Arts in Nature Festival, presented by the Nature Consortium, returns to Camp Long on Aug 22 -23.

Arts in Nature Festival returns to Camp Long Aug. 22 and 23

The Arts in Nature Festival, which took a year off last year is back August 22 & 23 at Camp Long in West Seattle. The quirky celebration is a mix of performances, art installations, and activities for all ages. You can now view the full schedule on our website to plan out your whole weekend.

And don’t forget – tickets are only $10!


30+ Performances and activities including:

SiLM, Duo Finelli, Rabbit Stew String Band, Karl Blau, Ziryab Collective, Althea Fantast, The New Alchemists, The Acoustix, Juggling Workshop, Wildlife Exhibit … and many more


20+ Performances and Activities including:

Miho & Diego Duo, Onsemble, Your Heart Breaks, iji, Norman Baker & The Backroads, Craig Salt Peters, Champagne Honeybee, Ian McFeron & Alisa Milner, Haiku Workshops … and many more

All Weekend

Beer Garden sponsored by Fremont Brewing
Visual and sound installations by Clyde Petersen, Maya Soto & Nico Tower, Sean Harrison, and more

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