There are lots of activities on the Hill this weekend to keep you busy, from soccer and tai chi to urban redevelopment and high school fundraising. Here goes:
Today (Friday) from 1-2 p.m. is the unveiling ceremony for the new community tile mosaic mural at Beacon Hill International School. Details are here.
Saturday is a busy day, starting at 9 a.m. at Jefferson Park where neighbors are meeting for a pick-up soccer game. “Bring friends and play some soccer with a great view,” they say. Details are on Facebook.
Also on Saturday from 10-noon, El Centro de la Raza is hosting a community open house to present the finalist design teams for the redevelopment of El Centro’s south lot. The south lot currently contains a parking lot, but is planned to contain a mixed-use transit-oriented project with housing. Details are here.
Then on Saturday night, head over to the South Seattle Community College campus in West Seattle for the Cleveland High School Red and White Night Soaring Eagles Auction from 5:30-9 p.m. and help the high school on the Hill raise $10,000. Information is here.
Paul van Leynseele writes to tell us about a weekly pick-up soccer scrimmage starting this Saturday, October 1, from 9-11 a.m. at Jefferson Park. (You can also meet earlier at The Station, 2533 16th Ave. S., between 8-8:50 a.m.)
“This is pick-up soccer. Emphasis is on low-contact (no slide tackling), inclusive play (lots of passing, no ball hogs), getting some exercise, but still being able to get up and go to work on Monday. Teenage kids are welcome, if they can live with the pace/tone of the game; pre-teens probably aren’t a good fit (unless an adult wants to facilitate a separate kid scrimmage).
“Teams are formed on the fly. Please bring a white shirt and a dark shirt so it’s easy to tell teams apart. If you have a ball, please bring it.”
The North Beacon Hill Council Board is submitting a letter of support for eight groups submitting applications to build new parks or improve existing parks in Beacon Hill. The 40+ people attending last night’s NBHC meeting unanimously supported this motion. Presenters were succinct and provided an impressive amount of information about their respective projects.
The Opportunity Fund is community-driven. A key aspect of the application is how much community support a project has. If you would like to share comments, concerns, or enthusiastic support about a proposal, contact Seattle Parks and let them know what you think. Use the comments page or contact Kellee Jones at 206-684-7052 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Susanne Friedman at 206-684-0902 or email@example.com.
Briefly, the eight proposals are:
Volunteers and community members seeking funding to continue efforts to improve Lewis Park, such as clearing invasive species, planting natives, and restoring the natural areas in the park’s ravines
Beacon Hill Youth Soccer Association efforts to improve the youth soccer field adjacent to Beacon International School so that it can be used year-round, by replacing grass with artificial turf
El Centro de La Raza seeking to improve their playground and increase access to the public by upgrading play structure; adding landscaping, outdoor meeting space, green features, and cultural aspects; adding ADA accessibility; and improving the basketball court
Get out on Sundays for some pick-up soccer on Van Asselt‘s turf field, starting this Sunday, the 14th at 2pm. What you should bring, where to meet if the field is occupied, and more is in the Craigslist post.
Earlier in the week, another call for Beacon Hill soccer players was spotted as well:
Need some female soccer players for Friday night games on a co-ed team. If you are married and would like your husband or boyfriend to play that would be fine also. We like to ensure we have subs. Currently our team is in winter and have a few players that can’t play in the spring. Team has some seasoned players and some beginner level ones. Give me a call if Friday nights work for you! Deanna 206-293-5656 firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle Soccer Club members are looking for players to join them for a pick-up soccer game at the old Van Asselt Elementary School tomorrow, Saturday, January 23, at noon. (If the field is occupied, they’ll move across the street to the Van Asselt Community Center.) Players of all levels are welcome. Details are on their Meetup page.