Registration for Boys and Girls Baseball Begins

Signup for the Ballard Boys and Girls Club spring baseball season starts Feb. 8. The cost is $60, plus $15 for a current Boys and Girls Club membership. There are four leagues available: Rookie Teeball, Teeball, Rookie Machine Pitch and Machine Pitch.

For more information and to sign up, visit


Ballard Boys and Girls Club Field
Salmon Bay Field

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister is a fun and easy way to make a big difference in your community. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound has several program options that you can choose to fit your schedule and interests. All you have to do is hang out, have fun, and be a friend to a local child.

For more information, text the word “BIG” to 839863 or go to

Inter-spiritual Children's Class

Sunday mornings, 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

For ages 3 through 12.

Age appropriate values based spiritual education that embraces all faiths and cultures. Learning is through song, story and games. Pre-registration not required.

For more info call 783.1618 or visit


Interfaith Community Church
1763 N.W. 62nd St.

Now Recruiting Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 125 is now recruiting boys ages 11 – 17.

For more information go to or call 781.8978.

Parent's Night Out

Fridays, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., $15. Ages 2 – 10.

We will provide child care for three hours, pizza, and give parents a chance to have some time to themselves. Space is limited, please RSVP.

Court Appointed Advocates

Train to become a volunteer advocate for abused and neglected children in court. Must be 21 or older, have excellent references and attend 28 hours of training. For more information call 296.1120 or e-mail

Nordic Stories

First Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Join us for Nordic Stories, a program geared toward stay-at-home parents and their preschool aged children.

Author and artist Peter Brown will present his new children’s book, “The Curious Garden,” from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 19 at the Ballard branch of the Seattle Public Library, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W.

“The Curious Garden” is a picture book about urban renewal and perseverance.  The book is geared toward children ages 3 to 8.

Brown is also author and illustrator of the children’s book “Flight of the Dodo.”  He is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., and now lives in Brooklyn.

The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Free parking is available in the library garage.

This program is presented in partnership with the Secret Garden Bookshop. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

For more information, call the Ballard branch at 206.684.4089.

Photo credit: 
Courtesy of Peter Brown

Children's author and illustrator Peter Brown will be appearing at the Ballard library Jan. 19.

Family night

YMCA Events

West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA

4515 36th Ave. S.W.

Friday, January 8, Family Night,
6:30-8:30 pm @ West Seattle location.
Play together as a family in the Kids Gym and Swim in the pool. Members: Free non-members bring canned food for the West Seattle food bank or Diapers for West Side Baby


West Seattle YMCA
4515 36th Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA

Preschool Fair

Meet representatives from 30 northwest Seattle neighborhood preschools. Unsupervised play area available for kids. Sponsored by Moms Club International. Free to the public.


St. Alphonsus Parish School
5816 15th Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA
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