Halloween 2014: A Fun Night Out in Wedgwood

Join in the fun by becoming a Wedgwood Community Council member.

Halloween 2014 was another successful event in Wedgwood with all-out participation from businesses, crowds of kids, and Wedgwood Community Council volunteers as crossing guards.  Our thanks to everyone who came to join in the fun!  And don’t forget to renew your Wedgwood Community Council membership so that your voluntary contribution will continue to support great activities in the neighborhood. Email membership@wedgwoodcc.org to find out more!

Upcoming activities at the Wedgwood Community Council include planning for streets and land use projects.  Your participation is encouraged, just send an e-mail to find out when and where next steps will be worked on.

Do you know this Wedgwood cowboy? He rode herd on the crowds at NE 85th Street for trick-or-treat.

Wedgwood received a visit from Dorothy of the Land of Oz on Halloween.

Our thanks to all the Wedgwood Community Council volunteer crossing guards at Halloween 2014.

A good time was had by all at Wedgwood's trick-or-treat 2014.

Representatives from the 1950's attended trick-or-treat 2014 in Wedgwood.

Our thanks to long-time community council volunteer Brian, who is in his zillionth year as a Halloween crossing guard.

Halloween on Friday in Wedgwood

Safe crossing at Halloween.

Wedgwood’s traditional trick-or-treat will be held in the business district on Friday evening, October 31st from 4 to 6 PM. Volunteer crossing guards will be stationed at the intersections of NE 75th and 85th Streets along 35th Ave NE.

Parents are advised to be alert and model good safety practices such as stop, look and listen when crossing the streets.

Look for the costumed volunteers at the Wedgwood Community Council information table to find out what’s going on with neighborhood issues.  Be sure to renew your WCC membership so that your voluntary contribution will continue to support great activities in the neighborhood. Email membership@wedgwoodcc.org to find out more!

Halloween Trick or Treat in Wedgwood 2014

Cartoon by Bob Cram for the Wedgwood Community Council Newsletter September 1994.

Wedgwood’s trick-or-treat tradition began in the 1950′s with local businesses.

On Friday, October 31, 2014, from 4 to 6 PM Wedgwood will again be visited by costumed characters for the annual business-district Halloween trick-or-treat.  Look for the orange flyer in the window of participating businesses and be sure to thank them for their community spirit.

Watch for the Wedgwood Community Council volunteers who will serve as crossing guards at the intersections of both NE 75th Street and NE 85th Street.  There will be heavy traffic during those hours so parents are encouraged to model good safety behavior with their children and teach them to look and listen before crossing the streets.

See you at trick or treat!

A One-Day Park

What can you do in a parking space?  You can create a park for a day on September 19, 2014 from 9 AM to 3 PM, a creative activity to turn parking spaces in Seattle into a temporary art zone, recreational area, non-profit info table or business advertising zone.

PARK(ing) Day happens once a year, on the third Friday in September, and is an opportunity for any Seattleite to temporarily turn parking spaces into parks. The event raises awareness about important issues like creating a walkable, livable, healthy city and can be used by any group to advertise their business or services.

A one-day park is in one or two on-street parking spaces, but cannot be the spaces closest to the corner of a block.   Traffic cones must be used to mark off the one-day park, and there are restrictions on the height of items used in the space.  See the Frequently Asked Questions for guidelines and application info.  Applications are due by August 29.

A Roaring Good Time at This Year’s Summer Cinema

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this year’s Summer Cinema. Between the amazing weather, delicious snacks, lively music and fun kid’s activities, it was an evening to remember…. Especially once young Hiccup and his dragon, Toothless soared across the screen in “How to Train Your Dragon”!

The WCC would like to say a special thank you to our 2014 Cinema sponsors, Douglas Fir business members, and participants: Homestreet Bank, Van Gogh Coffeehouse, QFC, Johnson’s Auto, Maid In the Northwest, JA Garden Design & Maintenance, Zeeks Pizza, Jesse Paulson Real Estate, Rx Pharmacy, Adams Insurance, Wedgwood Drama, Sublime Corn & Shave Ice, OneLife Church, Seattle Fire Department #40, and the Soul Purpose Band. This event wouldn’t be possible without their support!

If you missed the Cinema, or just want to relive some of the fun, check out the snaps below. Hope to see you in 2015!

All ‘Hoods Welcome at Outdoor Cinema 2014!

If you’re visiting this page from outside of Wedgwood, welcome! You may have seen some nifty signs appear on 35th Avenue this week heralding the summer’s most-anticipated event: Outdoor Cinema 2014. (Or at least one of the most-anticipated events, anyway.)

The festivities at Outdoor Cinema 2014 will begin at 7:30 PM on Saturday, August 2, with live music, food vendors and kids activities.  Be sure to visit the Wedgwood Community Council membership table.  The movie is How to Train Your Dragon, and will begin as soon as it gets dark enough.

The Outdoor Cinema is not just for Wedgwoodians. It’s an opportunity for folks from the surrounding ‘hoods to come and enjoy the awesome Hunter Farm Gathering Space.

Here’s a handy list of a few close Wedgwood neighbors and how to get involved with the one representing you:

And if you live in Wedgwood, here is more info on how you can become a member of the Wedgwood Community Council.  See you on August 2nd!

Outdoor Cinema 2014!

This year’s annual Outdoor Cinema will be on Saturday, August 2 at the Gathering Place at Hunter Tree Farm, 7744 35th Ave NE, next to the Wedgwood Post Office. Live 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!)

In keeping with the ever-so-popular dragon lore of our time, we will be showing How to Train Your Dragon! Some of you will have already seen How to Train Your Dragon 2 by the time Cinema rolls around, so come on out to go back to the beginning, when young Hiccup befriends his first dragon.

Montlake Traffic Alert

Sunday, May 18, 2014 is the day of Beat the Bridge, a racing fundraiser for juvenile diabetes.  All areas around Husky Stadium and Montlake Boulevard will be closed to through-traffic, until about noon.

Montlake Bridge photo by Paul Gibson on Montlake.net

Meaningful Movies Night: May 9

On Friday evening, May 9, Wedgwood Meaningful Movies will show To the Last Drop, a film about the Alberta, Canada, oil-containing tar sands.  This is one of the world’s largest open pit mines and there are concerns about pollution by toxic chemicals in the production process.  Questions must be asked about the overall effects of site degradation and oil use on climate, and the risk of contaminating fresh water supplies on which U.S. and Canadian food production depend.

The film will be shown at University Unitarian Church, 6556 35th Ave NE.  Enter from the south parking lot of the church building.  This event is free (donations gratefully accepted) and open to the public.  Doors open at 6:30 PM for light refreshments.  The film will begin at 7 PM, followed by discussion.

Mid-Winter Magic: Gardening Show

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.)