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christmas-ship

For those of you who don’t know about one of the greatest PNW traditions here in Seattle, here’s your key! All month long enjoy The Argosy Christmas Ship Festival at one of their 65 different Puget Sound waterfronts. The Argosy Christmas Ship sails around to different waterfront communities caroling holiday cheer through their state-of-the-art speaker system. Take a look at their December 2016 schedule, and join your community for a bonfire while listening to the Christmas Ship!

The Argosy Cruise donates a portion of all ticket sales to benefit The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy. The Puget Sound charity ensures that local nonprofits will continue to provide programs and services that serve children, seniors, and families

plymouth church

 

Docomomo WEWA is continuing its Modern Sacred Spaces program Wednesday, May 11th with a tour of Plymouth Congregational Church in downtown Seattle from 5:00 – 6:45 pm.

Designed by NBBJ and built in 1967-68, the church’s streamlined white exterior conceals a dramatic sanctuary punctured by light streaming through small, geometrically patterned glass blocks.

At 5:30 pm on the 11th, Jennifer Hing of LMN Architects and Steve Stroming of RAFN Construction will describe the recent upgrades the church has faced. The address is 1217 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101. Enter through the main entrance on 6th Avenue near University Street. Free parking is available in the underground garage (after 4 pm until 6:45 pm. Both the garage and church building close at 7 pm).

Members of the congregation will be present to speak about the experience of celebrating inside these spaces.

Tickets for the event are available for purchase online through Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2543309). The event is $10 (if purchased online) or $15 at the door. Students may register for a tour fee of only $5 online or at the door. All tour fees go toward future programs.

Belltown Crush 2015 PosterThough the Cascade Valley may not be as well known as the Columbia Valley or Walla Walla in the Washington wine world, the area comprising Lake Chelan, the Wenatchee Valley, and Leavenworth is one of our state’s most unique wine regions and is home to more than 50 wineries. The annual Belltown Crush party gives you the opportunity to taste wines from 15 Cascade Valley wineries at a festive event at Bell Street Park, also featuring food trucks, live music, a grape-stomping competition, a pig roast by Bell + Whete, and an on-site wine store. Activities for kids will be available as well, including a bouncy house and face painting. Net proceeds from the event will go to Plymouth Housing Group. Tickets for the August 23 event are $25, and include 10 tasting tickets for the wine garden. Buy your tickets here!

Here are the 15 great wineries that will be participating in the event:

Baroness Cellars
Castle Vineyards
Chateau Faire Le Pont
Eagle Creek Winery
Goose Ridge Estate Vineyards and Winery
Icicle Ridge Winery
Icicle Brewery
Jones of Washington Winery
Legend Cellars
Plain Cellars
Rocky Pond Winery
Silvara Vineyards
Stemilt Creek Winery
Voila Winery

 

Join the Friends of Bell Street Park tomorrow, February 13, at the Belltown Community Center to discuss upcoming projects at the park and to enjoy wine and appetizers with your friends and neighbors. Choose your favorites from the top 20 projects selected and give your input on goings-on at the park for the next five years. The event will run from 6:00-8:00 p.m., so you’ll have plenty of time to grab happy hour at one of our many great Belltown restaurants before heading to the community center, located at 415 Bell St.

Belltown CC

Join your Belltown Community Council this Wednesday, February 11, for an update on neighborhood issues and to enjoy some delicious food from Belltown’s own Buckley’s. Here’s what’s on the agenda for the night:

  • Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (L.E.A.D.) Update: A pilot program that allows law enforcement officers to direct low-level drug or prostitution offenders in Belltown to social services instead of jail time.
  • Update on the Affordable Living Committee from Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark.
  • Update on the Public Realm Study from Steering Committee Chair Jane Zalutsky. Find out how you can help plan connections between Belltown, Denny Triangle, and Uptown.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Belltown Community Center (415 Bell St.).