The Northwest Flower & Garden Show will be held from February 5 to 9 at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. This annual gardening extravaganza will transport you out of mid-winter into a magical world of blossoms, inspiration for outdoor living, edible gardening, sustainability and more. Tickets to the Garden Show are lower-cost before February 5. You can order on-line or purchase tickets at local outlets.
In addition to Display Gardens the Show has a Marketplace of tools and gardening accessories, a Plant Market, Resource Center, Seminars and a free package check service (stash your purchases while you continue to enjoy the show.)
In December Argosy Cruises brings Christmas Ships around Seattle’s beaches to serenade those on shore. On Friday evening, December 20, enjoy refreshments and listen to live music by the Emerald City Jazz Ensemble at the Magnuson Boat Launch, NE 65th Street entrance.
The festivities on the beach at Magnuson begin at 8 PM. The ship will arrive at 8:50 PM with a twenty-minute concert by Dickens Carolers on board, using a sound system to project to the audience at Magnuson. Everyone is invited to come out for this festive evening sponsored by the Magnuson and Laurelhurst Community Center Advisory Councils and the Seattle Parks Dept.
Wedgwood’s big summer party, the Outdoor Cinema, will be held on Saturday, August 3rd, at the Gathering Place at Hunter Tree Farm, 7744 35th Ave NE (next to the post office.) Music, games for kids and food vendors will be available beginning at 7:30 PM with the movie starting at dusk (as soon as it gets dark enough!) The movie shown will be Madagascar 3, a computer-animated comedy film by Dreamworks. The film follows the adventures of Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe.
If you would like to donate to support Outdoor Cinema, you may use the PayPal link which is at the top right corner of this page. Donations will also be accepted at the event on August 3.
Friday, June 14 is Flag Day — fly the American flag and celebrate the freedom that it stands for.
And don’t forget that Fathers Day is coming up this Sunday, June 16! How about getting Dad a gift certificate to the NE Seattle Tool Library? The Tool Library will be open on Thursday evening from 6 to 9 PM, and on Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM.
Mark your calendar for Wedgwood Elementary School’s upcoming event, Lights, Camera, Auction! This year’s Hollywood-themed school fundraiser will be held on Saturday evening, March 23, from 5:30 to 10 PM. Please note the event location: Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 NE 123rd Street. A list of contributing sponsors is on the Wedgwood School Auction page and you can buy tickets there via the PayPal link. Let’s participate in supporting our neighborhood school and its programs via this fun (adults-only) evening event. Even if you are not a Wedgwood School parent, you can attend the auction, bid on the great items and have a fun evening with the satisfaction of knowing you helped our neighborhood school.
Sustainable NE Seattle invites you to attend the Grand Opening of the new NE Seattle Tool Library, 2415 NE 80th Street, this Saturday, January 19 at 10 AM. You can sign up for membership and there will be a meet-and-greet, then the official opening ceremony at 11 AM. Stick around until 2 PM for tool lending, refreshments, and the “Taste of the Tool Library” demonstrations. There will also be a drawing from the names of all members to win an array of prizes donated by local businesses.
Because of the support of the very successful West Seattle Tool Library, funding through Cleanscapes Waste Reduction Award Program and the support of building owner North Seattle Friends Church, there is now a NE Seattle Tool Library. The Tool Library will help reduce waste, increase neighborhood resilience and strengthen community ties. Please join in the celebration on Saturday!
Yes it is that time of year again when we will see scary and not so scary creatures wandering the business district of Wedgwood in search of sweet treats. The Wedgwood Business District Trick or Treat will happen again on Wednesday, October 31st, Halloween, from 4 to 6 PM. Take a stroll down 35th Ave NE and stop in at local businesses for goodies.
Wedgwood’s annual Outdoor Cinema is happening this year at the Hunter Farm Gathering Place, on Saturday, August 4th. The festivities begin at 7PM and will again feature snackable goodness from Metropolitan Market, Van Gough Coffeehouse, and others! Come early to grab your seat!
You can come ask Wedgwood Community Council trustees what we’ve been working on on your behalf, become a member of the WCC, and/or buy a “Wedgwood” t-shirt.