Join Groundswell NW Feb 21 for an evening of ‘Inspiring Access to Wildlife in NW Seattle’

7 02 2016

Groundswell NW has been supporting the East Ballard Community Association for almost 10 years now. Here’s a way we can show our support in return! Groundswell NW’s Annual Meeting ‘Inspiring Access to Wildlife in NW Seattle’ on Sunday Feb 21, 6:30 PM at the Leif Erikson Lodge, will prove to be inspiring with 2 great speakers, Cass Turnbull from PlantAmnesty and David Mizejewski from the National Wildlife Federation. Plus there will be free drawings for donated gifts that will help you create and register your own wildlife habitat that attracts birds, butterflies and bees to NW Seattle. We’re looking forward to seeing you at this fun and interactive event!

2016 GNW Meeting Flyer

Gilman and Webster park playground improvement community meeting Jan 25

8 01 2016

Back in November, the Seattle Parks Dept gathered feedback from the community for playground improvements at Gilman and Webster Parks. At this community meeting scheduled for Monday Jan 25 6:30PM-8PM at the Ballard Community Center, they will be sharing proposed designs for you to review and provide comment.


Fill the Truck Event to benefit Ballard Performing Arts

7 01 2016

This is a good way to get your closets and basement cleaned out and support the Ballard High School PTSA and Ballard Performing Arts at the same time!

West Woodland Neighbors

brick arch1 Photo courtesy Seattle Public Schools

Closets need cleaning?  Get your box of donations together because this Saturday, January 9, is Ballard High School’s Fill The Truck event.  This event, which runs from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, is sponsored by the Ballard High School PTSA and Ballard Performing Arts will receive a donation of at least $500 from Goodwill.

Box or bag your unwanted items and drop them off at the Goodwill Truck located in the parking lot at Ballard High School, 1418 NW 65th Street.

They will accept clothing, linens, toys, books, puzzles, DVDs, housewares, small electronics, bikes, shoes, handbags, small furniture, and other accessories.

Sorry, but large furniture and mattresses cannot be accepted.

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Meet the Makers Gift Soiree

15 12 2015


Hairstream & Saltbox Designs invite you to share in their admiration of Frida Clements Creative, Amy Hevron Studio, Kim Berkley, Jess Bonin,Ghosts I’ve Met, Tomo Nakayama & more lovelies..fill your totes with the fruits of their labors and be the most merrymaker yourself!

Check out their Facebook event page for more details and thank-you West Woodland Neighbors for the tip. If you’re gonna shop for the holiday, why not shop local?

Location:  6256 3rd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117
Date:  Saturday, December 19, 2015
Time:  4 pm – 8 pm

Sidewalk of Thanks

29 11 2015

A neighbor left out a few cups of chalk and signs that read “Write your own” on the south sidewalk along NW 60th just west of 14th Ave NW. And so those who normally just walk by, took a moment to stop and share what they’re thankful for. Here are a few words of thanks. You can find more here. Wouldn’t it be fun to do this all year round on every sidewalk?




Bringing in Community – Friday Night Social Nov 20

15 11 2015



“The Ballard Bell has summoned the community since 1889 and it’s ringing for you now. As Ballard changes . . . keep growing your Neighbors!” – Peggy Sturdivant

In the effort to bring together, the community of Ballard – with all the old and all of the new – and foster more connected neighbors – Bringing in Community – Ballard Event will be held on Friday, November 20th from 6:30 – 8:30 at the Cheryl Chow Gathering Space (2014 NW 57th – across from Greenfire and the Ballard Library). This event will be free and open to the Ballard public but we ask that you bring a plate of home baked cookies to share with neighbors, and we will be accepting packaged goods donations for Ballard Food Bank.

There will be great live music by Half Rushmore, an art project and food, along with neighbors from community organizations who will share some inspiring historical information of their organization as well as what they are offering the community today.

Come out for the fun to our Friday night social and celebrate the value in gathering and growing as neighbors in Ballard. Learn more and RSVP here.

This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund Award from the City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods.

Ballard Historical Society Presents Military Road Through Ballard: From Steilacoom to Bellingham

12 11 2015

Gilman Park Bldg. 1937 cropped

Join the Ballard Historical Society for “Military Road Through Ballard: From Steilacoom to Bellingham,” on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The presenter will be Karen Meador, author and historian

Military Road connected Fort Steilacoom with Fort Bellingham, passing through Ballard and many other communities. Many buildings were eventually built along 15th Avenue NW decades after the military throughway was completed. Find out more about Ballard and other civilian communities developed along the route, thanks to federal investments in transporting military men and equipment. More event details at:

Military Road Through Ballard: From Steilacoom to Bellingham
Wed Nov 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunset Hill Community Association, 3003 NW 66th St   map
Suggested donation: $5 -$20. Refreshments provided.
More info: or (206) 784-2927


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