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Beacon Hill Library celebrating ten year anniversary Saturday

July 10th, 2014 at 11:38 pm | 1 Comment | Posted by Mira Latoszek

Neighbors wait for the library to open on a typical day. Photo by Jason Simpson.

The Beacon Hill Branch of The Seattle Public Library is turning 10 years old and the neighborhood is celebrating this Saturday, July 12!  A fun-filled day is planned with refreshments, a panel of speakers, poetry reading and entertainment. Beacon Hill writers, young and old, are invited to share their creativity during an open mic program.

Schedule of events

  • 12:30 p.m. – Neighborhood celebration/social hour
  • 1:30 p.m. – Architecture panel reviews the vision, design, and process of Beacon Hill’s new library building
  • 2:45 p.m. – Ken Mochizuki, author of “Beacon Hill Boys,” reads from his work
  • 3:15 p.m. – Open mic for local writers to share their work
  • 4:30 p.m. – Learn break dancing from members of the Massive Monkees crew

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St. George hosts holiday bazaar 12/8

December 3rd, 2013 at 1:37 am | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

The St. George School community invites all and sundry to their Annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, December 8. The bazaar will include more than 30 vendors, a bake sale, food for breakfast and lunch, kids’ activities, and a raffle. Admission is free. St. George School is at 5117 13th Ave. S.


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Lights, caroling and Santa brighten up Beacon Hill junction

November 25th, 2013 at 12:23 am | 2 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Santa Claus will bring holiday lights to an often-dark corner of the neighborhood at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, when Santa and Beacon Hill neighbors light the community tree at the corner of 15th Avenue S. and Beacon Avenue South.

The tree lighting isn’t the only festive activity — the event will also include caroling, dancing, and holiday treats, including specials at local businesses.

During the event, donations to the Red Cross for Typhoon Haiyan relief will be accepted at Inay’s.

Want to volunteer to help or perform? Contact Betty Jean at rockitspace@gmail.com.

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Jo Miller to “Tell a Tall Tale” at the Garden House

November 21st, 2013 at 8:25 am | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

jomillerThis Friday, November 22 and Sunday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m., Jo Miller “Tells a Tall Tale” from her memoir, Never Holler Whoa at a Horserace. The show at the Garden House, 2336 15th Ave South, will include music and storytelling, and a reunion with former Burly Roughnecks bandmates Dave Keenan and Nova Devonie (aka Miles and Karina) for a country-swing jam.

Tickets are available now at Brown Paper Tickets, here. For more information, see the website or contact Betty Jean Williamson at rockitspace@gmail.com or (206) 323-7733.


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Beacon Bards celebrates poetic anniversary

November 8th, 2013 at 5:30 am | 2 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

The monthly Beacon Bards poetry reading series will celebrate its first anniversary next Wednesday, November 13 at The Station coffee shop on 16th Avenue South with local poets Marjorie Manwaring and Kelsea Habecker. The readings start at 7 p.m. and there is no cover charge. For more information, see the website.

The Station is located at 2533 16th Ave. S.


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Ache and Loud Motor play benefit show at Garden House 11/16

November 1st, 2013 at 11:20 pm | 1 Comment | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

November 16 brings a fundraising show to the Garden House, raising funds to benefit Mobility Builders, a local non-profit that provides wheelchairs to under-privileged children in developing countries. The bands Ache and Loud Motor will perform. Doors are at 6 p.m., and the $25 admission fee includes a few drinks and some snacks.

The Garden House is at 2336 15th Ave South.


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Cider, pumpkins, and other fall fun at the Fall Festival

October 4th, 2013 at 5:56 am | 8 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Now that the leaves are starting to turn, it’s a good time to celebrate the new season before the winter rains move in to stay. To that end, Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool is hosting their annual Fall Festival tomorrow, October 5 from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. on Roberto Maestas Festival Street (next to Beacon Hill Station).

Activities for the whole family include pumpkin decorating, a bike parade, a cider press, a bake sale, face painting, a photo booth, and much more.

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Benefit Bazaar to showcase handmade arts, crafts and food

October 4th, 2013 at 5:48 am | 1 Comment | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, so does the season of many craft fairs. Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church kicks off the craft fair season with a Benefit Bazaar this Saturday, featuring food, arts and crafts, and children’s activities from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Funds raised will benefit Red Bird Mission, a United Methodist Church mission to people in the Appalachian mountains.

Blaine Memorial is located at 3001 24th Ave. S.


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Free harvest dinner wraps up a beany summer

October 1st, 2013 at 3:01 am | 2 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Photo by avlxyz via Flickr/Creative Commons.

By Christina Olson

Want to enjoy a free-for-fall community supper with your neighbors? Then plan on meeting at the Garden House (2336 15th Ave. S.) on Friday, October 11, at 6 p.m. to enjoy what many places in America do when the leaves turn color –- gather for a harvest meal.

This spring and summer the Beacon Hill Garden Club and Rockit Community Arts, with help from the Department of Neighborhoods, co-sponsored a growing project — Beacon, a Hill of Beans! — to encourage neighbors to grow some food for their plates.

You may remember the Bean Bonanza in April, with free seeds, soil, growing advice and the bean buffet. Beanheads were seen at the Cinco de Mayo celebration, and at the Beacon Hill Festival giving away seeds (where we learned the mayor is a beanhead and promised to plant our seeds). We made bean necklaces and constructed bean trellises of Beacon Hill bamboo at the June Beacon Rocks. Then there appeared the installation of demonstration gardens at El Centro (24 planters of heirloom beans) and the Jefferson Community Center (the awesome Beanhenge). Not content with single site bean fun, they then bedecked Beacon Ave storefronts into a Boulevard of Beans with pots of scarlet runners. Neighbors were seen marching around with bean-baggies, to harvest a side for dinner. The Wall of Beans at the Station coffeehouse delighted local hummingbirds—almost an excess of color and nectar!

Now it’s time for the Beanheads to close out the project, celebrate our teamwork and thank the neighbors for their support of our project (hundreds of hours of community work). Please come have supper with us! We’ll have some delicious world bean dishes, salad, cornbread and dessert. There will be seeds to share and swap (not all beans, but plenty of them) and we’ll play some rousing rounds of bingo. Unfortunately Bean-o has declined sponsorship of this event, but we feel “propelled” to carry on.


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Horticulture Open House welcomes community 9/28

September 17th, 2013 at 3:51 am | 2 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Did you know that there is a facility on South Dakota Street that grows about 200,000 to 250,000 annuals and perennials each year, producing plants to be used in parks and other city landscapes? The Jefferson Horticulture Facility on South Dakota Street propagates these plants that keep Seattle green. On Saturday, September 28, the community is invited to find out more about the facility at the Seattle Parks and Recreation Jefferson Horticulture Facility Open House, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At the Open House, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about Parks’ Natural Resources Unit and their role in the city’s specialty gardens, parks and urban forestry. It’s also a chance to learn more about the nearby Beacon Food Forest, and enjoy light refreshments and family activities.

All ages are welcome. The facility is located at 1600 South Dakota Street. For more information on the event, contact Necka Kapesi at necka.kapesi@seattle.gov.

OpenHouse at Hort 9.28


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