Halloween on Queen Anne Ave – seeking volunteers & trick-or-treaters!

It’s that time of year again, the Halloween decorations are popping up all over Queen Anne and readers are asking about the annual Trick-or-Treat event along Queen Anne Ave N. First up, the answer to the burning question: trick-or-treat is happening on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31st, from 3-6pm along Queen Anne Ave N between McGraw and Galer.

The Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Halloween fun and in order to keep trick-or-treaters safe on Halloween, it’s also looking for volunteer crossing guards. As always, ideally drivers should avoid Queen Anne Ave N on Halloween, but every year, there’s more traffic… and if you’d like to help direct the traffic and keep the kiddos safe, this opportunity is for you.

What’s required for volunteers? Volunteers meet at Umpqua Bank, 1630 Queen Anne Ave N, on Halloween at 2:45pm to pick up safety vests and flags. Two crossing guards will be posted at each cross-street along Queen Anne Avenue from Galer to McGraw Streets. Sign up to volunteer here.

Halloween is almost 2 weeks away, so mark your calendars for the spooky fun & candy along Queen Anne Ave N – Halloween, October 31st!

It’s the last Market Day of the year! Queen Anne Farmers Market Special Events & Vendors for October 12th

Wow, how time flies! Today is the last Queen Anne Farmers Market of the season. It’s time to stock up and enjoy the last market day until June. The Queen Anne Farmers Market is open today, Thursday, October 12th from 3pm to 7pm to fill your market needs for one last time this season.

Here’s the info you need to know to plan your late Thursday afternoon and/or evening:

3pm-7pm: Info Tent
We’ll have our 2017 shirts, bags, posters, and NEW-this-year picnic blankets for sale at the Information Tent. PLUS: Fire Sale:  This Thursday, we’ll have past seasons’ merchandise for sale for $10. It’s too good of a deal to pass up! (subject to availability)

3pm-7pm: Information Tent
We’ll have our 2017 shirts, bags, posters, and NEW-this-year picnic blankets on sale for $10 at the Information Tent starting at 3:00pm. Plus Fire Sale* – this Thursday, we’ll have past seasons’ merchandise for sale for $5. It’s too good of a deal to pass up!

4pm-6pm: Kids’ Tent – Roots to Shoots
Join us at the last Roots to Shoots of the year. We’ll make sure to have lots of fun celebrating the season.

5pm: Event Tent – Spirited Seattle
Learn how to perfectly craft seasonally inspired mocktails (cocktails sans alcohol) from Chris of Spirited Seattle. He’s going to take ingredients from the market, add some magic, and create a delicious drink for the whole family.

5pm: Market Music
We’re wrapping up the season with the incredible Young-Chhaylee Music. He’ll put a smile on your face and some pep in your step. We guarantee you’ll have a great time.

This Week’s Rotating Food Vendors:
BeanFish Taiyaki
Bonnie B’s Peppers
Brothers & Co. Ramen and Tacos
Firefly Kitchens
It’s Bao Time
Kiss My Grits
Mochila
Mystic Kombucha
Napkin Friends
Wilridge Winery

For a full list of who’s going to be at market this week, check out the interactive map.

Make your plans now. The last 2017 Queen Anne Farmers Market is today, Thursday, October 12th, 3pm-7pm, W Crockett Street between Queen Anne Ave N and 1st Ave W.

Taste of Queen Anne benefit for Queen Anne Helpline is October 21st

Get your tickets today for the annual Taste of Queen Anne, a benefit for the Queen Anne Helpline. The shindig takes place at St Anne Church’s Banchero Hall on October 21st, from 6:30pm to 10pm.

Over 20 local restaurants will be serving their signature dishes, including:

Plus, live entertainment from the Tim Kennedy Trio and a live auction with amazing prizes.

Tickets can be purchased individually, as a table of 8, or as a sponsor. Tickets are $125 per person or $1,000 per table. All proceeds benefit the Queen Anne Helpline.

 

October brings 4th Annual Fall Coat Drive to benefit Queen Anne Helpline

For the 4th year in a row, local Queen Anne resident Stephanie Kastner is running a Coat Drive for the Queen Anne Helpline. Last year’s drive resulted in 221 coats, and donating is easy.

Starting October 1st and running until October 31st, the Coat Drive will be accepting coats at the Queen Anne (1630 Queen Anne Ave N) and Magnolia (2236 32nd Ave W) branches of Umpqua Bank.

Help out the Helpline by donating new or gently used coats to the coat drive, just in time for the change of seasons.

Join Queen Anne Greenways for discussion on preventing traffic fatalities

This Tuesday, September 26th, join Queen Anne Greenways for a discussion with SDOT on preventing traffic fatalities. Special guest Jim Curtain, SDOT’s lead for Vision Zero – a plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Seattle by 2030.

The meeting runs from 6:30pm to 8pm at the Queen Anne Community Center (1901 1st Ave W), and all are welcome to attend:

It’s Market Day: Queen Anne Farmers Market Special Events & Vendors for September 21st

It’s Thursday, and that means another market day along W Crockett. The Queen Anne Farmers Market is now holding Fall hours, open from 3pm to 7pm to fill your market needs.

Here’s the info you need to know to plan your late Thursday afternoon and/or evening:

3pm-7pm: Info Tent

We’ll have our 2017 shirts, bags, posters, and NEW-this-year picnic blankets for sale at the Information Tent. PLUS: Fire Sale:  This Thursday, we’ll have past seasons’ merchandise for sale for $10. It’s too good of a deal to pass up! (subject to availability)

3pm-7pm: Community Tent
Come see FareStart at the Community Tent and learn about their amazing employment training programs as well as new businesses and get a chance to play spoon ring toss for a cool FareStart water bottle!

4pm-6pm: Kids’ Tent – Roots to Shoots
This Thursday, complete a fun market poetry worksheet and don’t forget about the two-bite challenge!

5pm: Event Tent – Spirited Seattle
Learn how to perfectly craft seasonally inspired mocktails (cocktails sans alcohol) from Chris of Spirited Seattle. He’s going to take ingredients from the market, add some magic, and create a delicious drink for the whole family.

5pm: Market Music
Cliff Okamoto will be playing his fun, upbeat music this week.

This Week’s Rotating Food Vendors:
Bumbu Truck
Finnriver Farm and Cidery
Han’s Chicken Rice
Kiss My Grits
Mangia Me
Met Market
Nosh
Papa Bois
Pie Love
Seattle Canning Co.
Tin Dog Brewing
Upsidedown Wine

For a full list of who’s going to be at market this week, check out the interactive map.

Make your plans now. The Queen Anne Farmers Market is today, Thursday, August 30th, 3pm-7pm, W Crockett Street between Queen Anne Ave N and 1st Ave W.

QACC hosting meeting on Safeway redevelopment this Monday

Tomorrow, Monday, September 18th, the Queen Anne Community Council (QACC) is holding its LURC (Land Use Review Committee) meeting. Nearly the entire meeting will be devoted to the planned redevelopment of the Upper Queen Anne Safeway. The Safeway development project team will be on hand at the meeting. See the preliminary plan below.

The meeting is open to the public. If you have questions or concerns about this project, attend tomorrow’s meeting at the Queen Anne Community Center (1901 1st Ave W) at 7pm,

Here’s the agenda from the QACC:

7:00PM – 7:15PM
Update current legislation and amendments concerning the Uptown Rezone.

Update the current proposals to revise the Design Review program.

Update the permitting process and upcoming public hearing concerning the Garfield Exchange Building.

7:15PM – 9:00PM
The Safeway block is undergoing a complete redevelopment and the project team will come to LURC to present their very preliminary plans to us Monday night. Their goal is to double the store size and improve the physical store and shopping experience to a much higher level. Their development plans include the entire block except for the collection of small buildings at the corner which they do not own. They do own the parking lot on the northeast corner.

In addition to the new Safeway, they have proposed several floors of housing above and ample parking below grade to service the store and apartment residents alike. As is often the case, we have invited the development team to come before LURC and our community to learn more about our issues and opportunities for them to consider.

Free Lyft Fest concert with Pickwick, Ravenna Woods, and more

This Sunday, September 17th, you can head over to Seattle Center for the free Lyft Fest at the Mural Amphitheatre. Not only can you catch the great local bands Pickwick and Ravenna Woods (some members are Lyft drivers), but you can also see show openers SuperMother, a rock ‘n’ roll power trio lead by Lyft driver Skyler Mehal.

In addition to live music, there will be a showcase for Lyft drivers selling their creative wares such as art, crochet, quilting, costume making, and more. Plus, games and prizes.

KEXP is a presenting partner of the event, and if you’re a KEXP listener, then you likely know both Pickwick and Ravenna Woods – and now you can see them perform for free.

Swing by the Mural Amphitheatre between 4:30pm and 8:30pm on Sunday for a free celebration of local music and Lyft artists.

It’s Market Day: Queen Anne Farmers Market Special Events & Vendors for September 14th

It’s Thursday, and that means another market day along W Crockett. The Queen Anne Farmers Market is now holding Fall hours, open from 3pm to 7pm to fill your market needs.

Here’s the info you need to know to plan your late Thursday afternoon and/or evening:

3pm: Event Tent – Chabad of Queen Anne-Magnolia
Come join Chabad of Queen Anne-Magnolia to learn how to braid your own Challah and then take it home to bake. Starting at three, they will be giving ongoing demonstrations on how to braid a traditional Challah. Baking instructions to complete the process at home and recipes for making the dough will be available for those that want to take up the tradition of Challah baking.

Whether you’re a beginner or a Challah baking master, this event will be fun and educational for all ages.

Challah is a traditional bread baked in Jewish homes in honor of the Shabbat and holidays. With the High Holidays coming up, a great way to bring in the New Year. Shana Tova! 

3pm-7pm: Community Tent
Find UnBound at the Community Tent this Thursday to learn more about sex trafficking in Seattle and experience an interactive storytelling experience, chronicling the lives of women who have been trafficked in our city. You can play a part in ending trafficking in Seattle – come find out how.

4pm-6pm: Kids’ Tent – Roots to Shoots
This Thursday, join us as we make fun pinwheels to catch the fall!

5pm: Market Music
Join us in welcoming Naomi Metzler for the first time to QAFM. We’re so excited to have her!

This Week’s Rotating Food Vendors:
Bonnie B’s Peppers
BeanFish
Bonnie B’s Peppers
Firefly Kitchens
It’s Bao Time
Han’s Chicken Rice
Mochila
Mystic Kombucha
Napkin Friends
Wilridge Winery

For a full list of who’s going to be at market this week, check out the interactive map.

Make your plans now. The Queen Anne Farmers Market is today, Thursday, August 30th, 3pm-7pm, W Crockett Street between Queen Anne Ave N and 1st Ave W.

Comments for 27-unit apartment building across from Queen Anne Library accepted until September 20

In July, the developers for the old Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Garfield Exchange Building hosted a public meeting to inform neighbors of the plans to turn the historic building into 27 apartments. The plan includes a 4th story addition to the building at 1529 4th Ave W, along with limited underground parking (14 spots).

Neighbors who attended the meeting expressed concerns with congestion and parking around the Queen Anne branch of the Seattle Public Library. Many have submitted comments already, and now the comment period for the project has been extended to September 2oth.

If you have questions or concerns about this project, you can submit them via email to PRC@Seattle.gov – put “Project #3027522” in the subject line.

Details on the project, as well as public comments submitted to date, are available online – you can find information by going here and entering either the project number (3027522) or the address (1529 4th Ave W). [Note: the project # is not currently working, so try the address if that’s the case for you.]