Making Signs for Jesse Gurnett’s Lake City Memorial
From 6pm to 7pm – Outside the Lake City Library
From Lake City Greenways:
“The Lake City Greenways memorial gathering for Jesse Gurnett is on Saturday, June 22, and we need to have a lot of signs on hand to carry our messages for traffic safety as we walk near where Jesse lost his life and raise our hopes for safer walking.
Please stop by–or stay a while!–to make your sign contribution. We’ll be getting together just outside the Lake City library in the space between the north side of the building and the parking garage. We’ll have paint and brushes on hand and some cardboard for signs. We have enough material to make about 40 signs If you have any materials, please bring them!”
Neighborhood Clean Up Information
Where: Meet at 32nd AVE NE and NE 137th St
When: Sunday, June 23rd from 1pm-2pm
Why: Your neighborhood needs your support and this is a great way to connect with neighbors and it feels good to be proactive
How: We provide everything you need to participate. Just show up and spend an hour giving a little shine to Lake City
Who: Lake Cityzens and Build Lake City Together’s “Clean and Safe Committee”
Nathan Hale’s 11th Grade Humanities Class Presents “The Lake City Cycle”
Inspired by Robert Schenkkan’s The Kentucky Cycle, Mr. Mulder’s 11th grade Humanities class from Nathan Hale High School is presenting “The Lake City Cycle”. It is a student written and produced play that follows a fictional family here in Lake City from 1895 to the present. “What will be engulfed by the flames of community?” Come at 6pm on June 21 in Nathan Hale’s Performing Arts Center to find out.
Nathan Hale High School, 10750 30th Ave NE
This is a free event.
Build Lake City Together & “Pianos in the Park”
Pianos in the Parks is a public art and event series taking
place in parks and public spaces around King County. The
2019 program will include twelve pianos painted by local artists. One of which will be located in the “125th Lake City Mini Park”
Each artist will be given one piano, as well as photos and information about the public space where it will be placed. Artists must live or work in the Lake City neighborhood to apply for the Lake City location. Selected artists will receive $600 in compensation for the completed piano transformation, a $100 art material stipend, and lots of public recognition for their work. More details including live performances will be coming soon.
Outreach in the Heart of Lake City
As project manager for “Build Lake City Together” (BLCT) under the administration of the Children’s Home Society of Washington (CHSW) I am thrilled to share that BLCT has a store front space on Lake City Way. This has been a long time dream of many of us working here in Lake City. One of the primary neighborhood goals of BLCT is to connect people to information and resources so that all our neighbors can advocate and give energy to what is important to them. The space will act as an information station for local efforts and a place to come in order to find out how to get involved with our partners and within the BLCT Community Action Plan. The space located at 12545 Lake City Way northeast is a prime location in our central business district.
BLCT will have office hours there to help people learn more about Lake City efforts and the work of CHSW and the North Seattle Family Resource Center around support of children and families. We are also very honored to be able to offer space to the Lake City Collective (LCC Facebook page) who we are working with on outreach and support of our small local businesses. We look forward to hosting many of our partner organizations to provide outreach, materials and information on all the amazing work being done in the community. Part of the location will also be our BLCT “Business Incubator” space. We are very excited to have the Refugee Artisan Initiative be our first business model sharing the space. You can learn more about RAI’s work by clicking here.
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