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Weekly BBQ and Bowls starts this Friday

Lawn bowlers enjoy a world class view. Photo by Kat Marriner.

Jenny Mears, a member of the Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club, sends this invitation:

How’s this sound for perfect summer Friday night: you and your family
and friends + sunshine + incredible views of the city, mountains and
sunset + a fun new sport? Welcome to Friday Night BBQ and Bowls at
Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club! While most events, leagues, and
tournaments are members only (for information on membership, see the
JPLBC website
), Friday Night BBQ and Bowls is open to the public for a
suggested greens fee of $5. Members are on hand to teach you the game,
the barbecue is hot (bring your own grillables!), and you can enjoy a
Friday night in one of the most beautiful parks in the city while
learning how to lawn bowl with your family and friends. For more
information, check out the Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club website or stop by any Friday night from June 21st through August 30th.

The club house and greens are located at 4103 Beacon Ave. S.

Women wanted for Wednesday lawn bowling league

Neighbor Heather sent this invitation:

‘Tis the season for Wednesday evening summer lawn bowling. This is a call out to all the ladies of Seattle who might want to consider joining this fabulous, but little known, summer outdoor activity on Beacon Hill. We are the Beacon Hill Bowl Busters — a women’s league at the Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club working hard to walk the friendly line between social and competitive. The season goes from June 6 to August 1.

Things to know:

  • We are an eclectic group of women lawn bowlers.
  • We bowl every Wednesday evening from 7 til you pretty much feel done or we get kicked off the greens.
  • We have created a light-hearted, socially-competitive environment.
  • We like to get our drink on and have a permit to do so on Wednesday evenings.
  • We like to get our drink on.
  • We welcome people who don’t want to get their drink on.
  • We love our community.
  • We fire up the grill and welcome food.
  • We have a blast bowling together.
  • We have an amazing million-dollar view.


For questions about joining the club contact info@seattlebowls.org
For questions about the league contact Kat Marriner at katmarriner@comcast.net

Try lawn bowling at free summer events

The weather yesterday and today makes summer seem a long time off. But it’s coming soon, and the Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club wants you to make note of some of their summer events.

Friday Night BBQ and Bowls will happen each Friday night from June 1 through August 31 (except for July 27), from 6 p.m. until dusk. This event is free, and open to anyone interested in trying lawn bowling. No experience or equipment is needed — just bring flat-soled shoes and something for the grill. Donations are welcome; alcohol is not.

On the Fourth of July, the Club is holding its annual Ice Cream Social and Bowls event from 7 – 10:30 p.m. This event is also free and open to anyone who is interested. Bring flat-soled shoes, and don’t bring any alcohol — it’s not allowed at this public event. Everything else is supplied by the Club.

The Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club is located at 4103 Beacon Ave. S. The Club is an all-volunteer non-profit organization, founded in 1942.

Photo by Kayugee via Flickr/Creative Commons.

Bowl with Burgess on Beacon, 9/12

City Councilmember Tim Burgess. Photo courtesy of Seattle City Council.
Judith Edwards and Jodie Vice would like to invite you to join them for an evening of lawn bowling with Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess on Monday, September 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club. Burgess chairs the City Council’s Public Safety and Education Committee. He’ll be here on the Hill to enjoy some late summer lawn bowling and find out what’s important to Beacon Hill residents. Food and beverages will be provided.

BBQ, lawn bowling, and blues come to Beacon Hill this weekend

This is a busy weekend on and around Beacon Hill, with events including music, BBQ, lawn bowling, and more taking place throughout the next few days.

Today (August 26), the US National Lawn Bowling Championships continue at Jefferson Park through August 28. Here’s the schedule of events. All games are open to the public.

Tonight at 6:30 p.m., the Beacon Blues and BBQ starts at the Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S. On the menu are Quarter House BBQ glazed chicken, salads, and dinner rolls, catered by Gourmet Your Way. The meal is followed at 7:30 pm by an acoustic concert featuring the Smokin’ J’s. The concert is $10 (free for members of ROCKiT space and kids under 12), and the price for dinner and the concert together is $22.

Saturday, August 27, at 9 a.m. is the Second Annual Beacon Avenue Health Walk, a benefit for Japan earthquake relief. The walk will begin at Jun Hong Kung Fu (4878 Beacon Ave. S.), and then take the Beacon Avenue walking path south to Van Asselt Community Center (2820 S. Myrtle St.) for a water stop, and back to Jun Hong Kung Fu. The total distance is approximately three miles, and the event should finish at noon. Registration for the event closed on August 25.

Just north of the Hill, on Saturday night, is the Chinatown-International District Night Market. The Market will include local vendors of arts and crafts, as well as international cuisine. Performances will include Chinese lion and dragon dances, Brazilian and traditional martial arts, live painting demonstrations, and a free outdoor showing of the new Karate Kid movie at 8:45 p.m.

On Sunday, August 28 from 1-6 p.m., the final Beacon Rocks! music event of 2011 comes to Roberto Maestas Festival Street (S. Lander St., just north of Beacon Hill Station). Along with the usual musical performances, this event will include a ceremony to rename Lander Festival Street as Roberto Maestas Festival Street. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, representatives from El Centro de la Raza, and other dignitaries will attend, and new memorial street signs will be unveiled during the ceremony. The event will also feature bubbles for the kids and a beach ball volley contest with prizes.

ROCKiT space will be hosting a clothing exchange at Beacon Rocks! to help neighbors of all ages and sizes prepare for the new school year, so bring new or gently used clothing to trade. Leftovers will be donated to Wellspring Family Services. Everyone and all sizes are welcome.

Lawn bowlers, cricketers enjoy Jefferson Park

Neighbor Allison Delong visited Jefferson Park on Saturday, and saw lots of activity. She writes:

“It was really cool—the cricket spectators were set up for picnicing right outside the lawn bowling club. Fun to see such different events going on right next to each other. On top of that, Cleveland High School had an alumni event going on at the same time at the golf course.”

Allison sent us some photos of the day’s events:

Spectators gather around the Jefferson Park cricket pitch.
Nearby, lawn bowlers enjoy the morning.

Thanks, Allison!

Things are happening this weekend

Don’t forget to check out the events page for information on the weekend’s activities!




  • 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.

Lawn Bowling Club summer events start tonight

JPLBC logoThe Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club has a bunch of summer activities planned, starting tonight with the first of the summer “Friday Night BBQ and Bowls” events, and tomorrow with the annual Open House during the Beacon Hill Festival. On August 25-28, the Club will host the US National Lawn Bowling Championships.

Here is a list of the summer’s planned events. Events are free and open to to all, but flat-soled shoes are required on the greens. If you’ve never tried lawn bowling, this is your chance!

  • Friday Night BBQ & Bowls: June 3-August 19, 6 p.m. to dusk. Instruction and bowls available for beginners. See the website for more info.
  • Annual Open House: Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Fourth of July Ice Cream Social and Bowls: Monday, July 4, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Member-Guest League: Pair up with a club member for this fun and casual league on Tuesdays, August 2 to September 27, at 7 p.m.
  • Be a spectator at the US National Lawn Bowling Championships, August 25-28, 2011. More info at the website.

The Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club is located at 4103 Beacon Ave. S., just west of the Jefferson Park golf driving range.

Try your hand at lawn bowling this Saturday

Lawn bowling or “bowls” is a game originating in the 13th century, distantly related to bocce, providing competition and a test of skill for everyone from teens to seniors.

This Saturday, the Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club and numerous other clubs across the country are having open houses and inviting people to come learn more about the game. An introductory lesson is free — bring friends! (And to keep the playing surface in good repair, please remember to wear flat-soled shoes.)

Stop in and give it a shot this Saturday, May 8, from noon to 4:00 pm at the Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club, 4103 Beacon Ave S, just west of the driving range.

Thanks to Nita Chambers from the club for the photos and notice.