Eastlake Community Council July/August events

The Eastlake Community Council offers notice of the following events and comment opportunities. Background is in the links and in the Summer Eastlake News.

Eastlake Summer Cruise on the Islander – Thurs., July 13  Tour the Ship Canal, Lake Union, Portage and Union Bays, and Lake Washington on the historic ferry the Islander. Boarding begins at 5:30 p.m. at 1611 Fairview Ave. E., with departure at 6:30 p.m., and return at 8:30.  Price is $20 (kids up to 6 years are free, but only if they are pre-registered). Includes dinner, salad, and dessert (vegan options).  Tickets on-line by clicking here (or search on brownpapertickets.com for Eastlake Summer Cruise), by phone at 1-800-838-3006, or in person at the Brown Paper Tickets office, 220 Nickerson St. Sponsored by the Eastlake Community Council, which will be accepting donations for the University District Food Bank for the needy in Eastlake and nearby neighborhoods.

Free outdoor movie, “Shaun the Sheep” — Sat., July 15  In Rogers Playfield, 2500 Eastlake Avenue. Picnics and fun start at 7:30 p.m., movie at 8:35. Bring a blanket or low chair to sit on, and a jacket to keep warm. This hilarious, touching, and award-winning 2015 movie is by Aardman Studios, masters of stop-motion animation. A sheep takes the day off to have some fun, but gets mixed up in a big-city adventure instead. For more:  http://shaunthesheep.com/movie or Wikipedia. The trailer is also on YouTube by clicking here. Sponsored by ECC and supported financially by local businesses including G&H Printing, Live Oak Audio Visual, Northwest Administrators, Seattle Models Guild, and Washington State Employers Credit Union. See you at the movie in the park, on the lawn, under the stars!!

Serafina 26th anniversary garden party extravaganza — Sunday, July 16  1 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Entrance is free; food and drink tickets are $6 apiece. Highlights include a whole-roasted pig, patio grilling, oyster bar, favorite new vintages of rosé, live music, and a photo booth.  Iron Bartender competition is at 2 pm, with five of the city’s best competing for most creative mixologist; to participate as a judge ($95 + tax & gratuity), call Serafina at 206-323-0807.  For background on the Serafina/Cicchetti web site, click here or on Facebook go to events/255979828216307/?ti=icl.

Public forum features candidates for Mayor and for City Council — Tues., July 18  7– 9:30 p.m. at the Pocock Rowing Center, 3320 Fuhrman Avenue East. Come hear them debate at the Eastlake Community Council’s election forum. And/or please send to ECC your suggested questions for the candidates, to info@eastlakeseattle.org. On the format and ground rules, click here.

“Night Out” street parties – Tues., Aug. 1  On the first Tuesday in August, the City government frees block parties of the need for a paid permit or costly liability insurance.  Purpose is to help neighbors meet each other, maybe start a block watch and preparedness team.  As time allows, police and fire officers drop by.  To register: http://seattle.gov/police/nightout or on Facebook. For advice or to connect with neighbors who can help organize your block, contact ECC at info@eastlakeseattle.org.

Obliteride bicycle ride and Lake Union 10K walk are both occurring on Fairview Avenue East — Sun., Aug. 13 The City’s Special Events office is allowing these two events to occur on the same morning around Lake Union. The Obliteride will occur on Eastlake Avenue and on Fairview Avenue North (not Fairview Avenue East). On Eastlake Avenue, traffic lanes and on-street parking will not be restricted; it is not clear yet whether traffic lanes on Fairview Avenue N. will be restricted. The Lake Union 10K walk will involve traffic and parking restrictions on Fairview Avenue East, but details are not yet available. To info@eastlakeseattle.org, ECC would appreciate hearing from residents and businesses regarding impacts of the traffic or parking restrictions, noise, etc.; photos also are welcome. (Comments also are sought on your experience with the Sun., July 9 See Jane Run half-marathon.)   We welcome any suggestions for improving the permit requirements and the permit process.

Change.org petition to save the parking lot under I-5, a block south of the University Bridge The Pocock Rowing Center, Movement Systems Physical Therapy, Seattle Spine and Sports Medicine, and Wallace & Solhaug Family Dentistry are asking the public to sign their Change.org petition “to convince WSDOT that we need the parking at the north end of Eastlake to preserve our community’s heritage, the health and welfare of our patients, and the economic viability of the Eastlake neighborhood.” WSDOT is considering excluding all parking from the lot for five years, and use it instead to stage construction materials for the SR-520 expansion project. To reach the petition, click here or visit Change.org and search for the petition under “Eastlake parking”. More than 1400 have signed so far.

Please circulate the above info to others.  For more about the Eastlake Community Council and how to help make and keep Eastlake a great place to live, work, and play:  http://eastlakeseattle.org. To see or contribute photos of Eastlake scenes: http://instagram.com/eastlakeseattle.  ECC on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/EastlakeCommunityCouncil.  ECC on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/@engage_eastlake.  Contact ECC at info@eastlakeseattle.org.


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