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.
Warm up your wallet for a local gift shopping opportunity! St. George School is hosting the Annual Holiday Bazaar on Sunday, December 4, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the school’s gathering hall at 5117 13th Ave. S. They promise artists, crafters, and other vendors, as well as food and entertainment for the whole family. Admission is free.
Vendors will be there to sell handmade scarves and other knitwear, jewelry, and toys. There will also be representatives of Avon, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Theo Chocolate, Choice Teas, and more. Poinsettias donated by Georgetown’s Rosso Gardens will be available.
Food available will include a continental breakfast, Ivar’s clam chowder, and pancit.
The entertainment schedule is as follows:
- 9:00 Bottom Line Duo (The Hoveskeland family)
- 10:00 Roque Brothers (Filipino singers)
- 11:00 Chuck Lind (Pianist)
- 12:00 St. George Children’s Choir
- 1:00 Unica Le (Pianist)
Here’s the St. George Children’s Choir performing “One Small Voice” earlier this year:
Don’t forget to check out the events page for information on the weekend’s activities!
- Friday Night BBQ and Bowls, 6-9 p.m. at the Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club, 4103 Beacon Ave. S. BBQ and lawn bowling, free and open to all.
- Beacon Bazaar, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Beacon Hill International School, 2025 14th Ave. S. A family-friendly event where you will find arts, crafts, clothing, plants, and various and sundry other treasures for sale.
- I’m Sorry. Thank You. I Love You. by Rumi Koshino, art opening in the series of Little Treats art exhibitions, 6-8 p.m. at NEPO House, 1723 S. Lander St.
- The Beacon Rocks! Secret Cabaret, 7 p.m. at a secret location—RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to get the info.
- Lewis Park work party, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Lewis Park, 12th Ave S and Golf Dr S. Come help plant native plants or do other chores in the restoration of the park. Tools, gloves, water and refreshments are provided.
The annual Beacon Bazaar comes to the sidewalk outside of Beacon Hill International School at 2025 14th Ave. S. next Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Bazaar is a family-friendly event where you will find arts, crafts, clothing, plants, and various and sundry other treasures for sale. (We hear that last year someone even sold songs on commission!) Everyone is welcome to come by and shop, and table rentals are also available if you’d like to sell your own goods. Table rentals are $30, with fees going to the BHIS Parent Teacher Association, but vendors keep the proceeds from the items they sell.
(Editor’s note: This article was changed on June 8 to include the photograph supplied by the PTA.)
Judith Edwards of the North Beacon Hill Council sends this information about this month’s NBHC meeting:
Come join the North Beacon Hill Council at 6:30 pm, Thursday, December 2 in the Beacon Hill Library Community Room. No speakers, just food and a chance to meet your neighbors! We’ll do a bit of bragging about what has happened in the past year, thank the Board members for their hard work, and enjoy spending time together. Pizza, salad and water provided by the NBHC Board. Plan to join us!
The library is located at 2821 Beacon Avenue South.
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St. George School is holding their annual Holiday Bazaar on Sunday, December 5, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the school hall, 5117 13th Avenue South. The bazaar will feature over 25 talented jewelers, artists, crafters, and Fair Trade and commercial vendors from the local community. There will be a continental breakfast available for $3.00, and entertainment will be provided by students, family, and friends of St. George. There will also be a themed gift basket raffle.
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The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board is accepting applications for new members. This volunteer board plays a role in implementing Seattle’s Pedestrian Master Plan, and also advises the Mayor and City Council, participates in planning and project development, and evaluates policies and makes recommendations to all city departments including the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). Board members serve two-year terms; they must be Seattle residents who are not city employees, and should be frequent walkers of any age, level of mobility, area, or “walk of life.”
Interested? Email a resume and cover letter explaining your interest by December 17 to Brian Dougherty at email@example.com. For more information, call Dougherty at 206-684-5124, or send e-mail to the address above.
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Registration is now open for Adult Beginner to Intermediate Spanish classes at El Centro de la Raza. The classes will run from January 11 through March 17 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Information and a registration form is here.
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A new restaurant is having their grand opening this weekend in the Valley near the eastern edge of Beacon Hill: St. Dames, a “neighborhood joint for vegetarian fare and spirited care” in the old Maki and Yaki location at 4525 Martin Luther King Jr. Way South, just a block north of Columbia City Station. They promise “Food, drinks and fun for the whole family!
Friday 12/3 Happy Hour all night long! Drink specials through the weekend!”
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The Goodwill Job Training and Education Center just north of the Hill at 1400 South Lane Street is holding registration this month for free classes that will be offered in January and February. Classes will include a nine-week Retail and Customer Service Traing Program, Community College 101, English for Speakers of Other Languages, basic computer skills, writing, math, and cashiering.
Registration will be held from December 13-17 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. For class availability and enrollment information, call 206-860-5791.
Beacon Hill International School is hosting their annual Beacon Bazaar on Saturday, June 12 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, on the 14th Avenue South sidewalk in front of the school. If you would like to rent a table to sell items, you can find a registration form at the above link.
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Also in Beacon Hill International School news, two members of the school’s Chess Club competed in the 2010 Washington State Elementary Chess Championships on April 24 in Tacoma. Congratulations to first-grader Jay Zinschlag and fourth-grader Paul Wickward who each won two of five games in their tournament.
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Victrola recently posted a help wanted ad for a barista, and said “interests in coffee processing, roasting and cupping and the BeaHill/SouthSeattle area are important.” Know your way around an espresso machine and Beacon Hill? See the ad for more info.
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The Seattle school district has been awarded grants totaling $5.76 million over three years for three schools under the School Improvement Grant program, including Cleveland High School on Beacon Hill. The three-year grants, awarded by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) with funding from the federal stimulus package, will support school improvement plans at Cleveland as well as at Hawthorne and West Seattle elementary schools.
The additional resources will be used to support the transformation of Cleveland High School into a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) school.
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Joaquin Uy writes, “A few of us were wondering what happened to the giant teepee that used to be seen driving down McClellan. I believe there were protest signs by the teepee too.” Anyone know?
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Franklin High School is taking it to the streets for the Franklin Arts Festival on Saturday, May 15 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in front of Franklin High School, 3013 South Mount Baker Boulevard. There will be music by the Nyamuziwa Marimba Ensemble. Franklin’s Marching Band, Lion Dancers, and other talented student groups will be there too, and there will be displays of the visual arts and crafts including ceramics, drawing, woodworking and painting. The event is free.
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The City of Seattle Office of City Auditor is conducting a review of the City’s response to graffiti, and has set up a questionnaire to help gather information from individuals, businesses, and organizations about how graffiti affects them.
The questionnaire is here. The deadline to complete it is May 10.
Adding to our previous run-down of places to go and things to do:
Tonight, April 28:
- Special public meeting with the City Finance and Budget Committee, 5:30 pm at New Holly Gathering Center, 7054 32nd Ave S
Friday, April 30:
- Beacon Hill Merchants Association meeting, 10:00 am at Victrola Coffee, 3215 Beacon Ave S — home businesses welcome!
- Just Art, a fundraiser for Lutheran Volunteer Corps, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at ROCKiTspace, 3315 Beacon Ave S.
Saturday, May 1:
Tuesday, May 4:
- Taproot Theatre‘s Road Company performs bullying-prevention play Alexander and the Dragon, 1:30 pm at John Muir Elementary, 3301 S Horton St.
Wednesday, May 5:
- Rainier Valley Community Development Fund‘s annual Community Meeting, 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Asian Counseling and Referral Services, 3639 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S.
Monday, May 22:
- Dearborn Park Bazaar & Festival, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Dearborn Park Elementary School, 2820 S Orcas St — register to reserve sale and table space via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 17.
Don’t forget about the Beacon Hill Music/Beacon Rocks! fundraisers and Beacon Idol tryouts, along with numerous other still-upcoming events, mentioned in the last roundup!
- Door-to-door alarm salesmissionaries, something you may already be familiar with — New York Times
- Beacon Hill International School PTA’s Beacon Bazaar end-of-year craft sale/yard sale/fundraiser is tomorrow from 9 to 2 at BHIS, 2025 14th Ave. S.
- Gabriel Claycamp‘s Swinery Deli is opening… in West Seattle — West Seattle Blog
- We’ve got the germ of a bike lane on the north tip of 15th, Now This Is A Bike Path — The Stranger
- Crime prevention is the gist of the Seattle Police Department’s South Precinct newsletter