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.
Seattle does a pretty good job of recycling, whether its our old milk containers or food wastes. According to the City, the average Seattle single-family residence recycles/composts about 70% of its waste, which is up 20% from 25 years ago. However, the City spends more than $150 million a year to dealing with our waste.
So, in an effort to boost recycling/composting and save the City about $6.4 million a year, Seattle Public Utilities is implementing a test pilot project called “One Less Truck.” Under the test pilot project, 10 blocks of Wedgwood will have their waste pick up go from once a week to every other week. The 10 blocks in question include those (east to west) 30th Ave NE to 35th Ave NE and (north to south) NE 85th Street to NE 90th Street. Wedgwood is 1 of 4 neighborhoods in the City included in the test pilot.
As a result of the reduced collection frequency, those residences included in the test pilot project will receive a one-time payment of $100 and reduced rates. The test pilot project runs from July 1st – December 31st. The every-other-week schedule for pick up can be found HERE.
The every-other-week test pilot project, which is being implemented following a City Council directive, has been successfully adopted in other nearby cities, including Renton, Olympia, and Portland. Seattle Public Utilities will be hosting an Open House for the project at the NE Branch Library on Thursday, June 14th, beginning at 6:30.
If you have questions on the project, check out this Q&A. Any other questions can be directed to OneLessTruck@seattle.gov or (206) 684-7665, press #1.