Events

Apr
25
Tue
GO Team! Meeting
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

All are welcome to join the GO Team!  The Group Operations Team ensures that Sustainable Ballard functions well as an organization and has procedures in place for smooth operations.

2017 goals for the group are:

~ Research and set up Functional Easy-to-Use Storage System (including set up levels of access and access protocol)
~ Catalog all documents and identify additional doc needs
~ Clean up, Organize, and Store existing docs in Easy-To-Use System
~ Train Board Members how to access and use system
~ Produce missing documents

Volunteers / team members welcomed!  If you are a detail-oriented person who enjoys creating organization and this is something that piques your interest, contact Mary for more info.

Apr
27
Thu
2nd Ballard Tool Library Repair Cafe
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Do you have something that needs repair, mending, or fixing? We’ll have experienced volunteers here to help you along with some tools to try out.
Watch the BTL Facebook page for more updates.
We’re also looking for volunteers! If you’re handy and want to help out, let us know at ballardtoollibrary@gmail.com.
Repair Cafe @ 6pm; the Ballard Tool Library monthly planning meeting will follow @ 7pm.

 

May
2
Tue
Festival Planning Meeting
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

We’re excited about our 14th Annual Festival! The date is set — Saturday, September 9th.

As always, we’ll have great hands-on workshops, educational displays, interactive fun, lively music, local food and active exhibitors. This year’s theme isn’t set yet, but we’re toying with something to do with LOCAL. We have lots of ideas and would love to hear yours … come to our first planning meeting and help us bring it all together. All ideas are welcome! If you can’t make this planning session, please contact Jenny to get on the email list and keep up to date on festival planning.

When: Tuesday, May 2, 6pm – 7:30pm.
Where: Jenny’s home; RSVP for address
Who: Everyone is welcome!

May
9
Tue
Projects & Events Group (PEG) Meeting
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This group of Sustainable Ballard volunteers is dedicated to developing, supporting and enhancing our projects and events — the Projects and Events Group (PEG for short).  The group will have its next meeting on Tuesday, May 9th @ 7pm in Paula’s home.  Please RSVP for address.

The group has oversight of event and project teams, makes sure the relevant web site pages are up to date, coordinates external communications with SB’s publicity person, will develop a means for Project Leads to share best practices, and helps potential new members / volunteers find a place in the organization.

New members to the group are welcome!

May
12
Fri
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Knitting community and warmers for the homeless!

knitting 2Learn to knit or learn new knitting skills!  If you have yarn and needles, please bring some for yourself and some to share.  No prior experience necessary!

Jody Grage is leading this group to knit simple hats and scarves for community members who do not have a warm home.  Jody will teach easy, pretty patterns and walk you through your project. Every second Friday, same time and place.

Location Entrance:  Enter 219 on the key pad beside the front door, answer “knitter”
to be buzzed in, to 2nd floor up stairs or on elevator

Bring: Food and beverages of your choice – Starbucks in QFC closes at 7

Questions?  Call Jody at 206-718-1529.

May
15
Mon
Meaningful Movies Team Meeting
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard Planning Team meets monthly on Mondays.  Typically, the 4th Monday in those months when we don’t have a screening, and in those months with a screening we meet on the Monday prior to the screening.  Upcoming meeting dates:
Mon, May 15 @ 6pm
Mon, Jun 26 @ 6pm
Mon, Jul 17 @ 6pm
The Meaningful Movies Project is a non-profit organization that screens free documentaries within Seattle area neighborhoods.  The screenings are intended to raise awareness,meaningful moviesencourage dialogue and create positive change.  Opportunities for discussion follow each screening.
Sustainable Ballard has partnered with Meaningful Movies to present documentaries in our neighborhood.  You can check out our page here.
Our screenings are on the last Sunday of alternate months (with some exceptions and additions) @ Royal Drummer Cafe.  Films start @ 5:30pm and are typically followed by discussion.

Next up:
Racing Extinction” on Sunday, May 21st

If you would like to join the planning team, please e-mail John Christensen.  We’d love new members!

May
21
Sun
Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard Presents: “Racing Extinction”
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard for a screening of “Racing Extinction” on Sunday, April 23rd @ 5:30pm at Royal Drummer Cafe, 6420 – 24th Ave NW.  We invite you to arrive early to enjoy Happy Hour pricing of 25% off all items on Royal Drummer’s regular menu.

Guests: TBA

About the film:

In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. The international wildlife trade creates bogus markets at the expense of creatures that have survived on this planet for millions of years. And the other surrounds us, hiding in plain sight — a world that the oil and gas companies don’t want the rest of us to see. Using covert tactics and state-of-the-art technology, the Racing Extinction team exposes these two worlds in an inspiring affirmation to preserve life as we know it. From the Academy Award® Winning Filmmakers of “The Cove”

Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard Screenings are free, but we gratefully accept donations to help offset the costs of acquiring the films we screen. Suggestion: $5.

May
24
Wed
MOre Team Meeting
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This group of Sustainable Ballard volunteers is dedicated to the retention and growth of our membership, both free and supporting (paid).  The MOre (Membership Outreach) Team will have its next meeting on Wednesday, May 24th @ 6:30pm in Jenny’s home.  Please RSVP for address.

This team has responsibility for developing messaging and marketing for outreach to start up the supporting member program, increasing neighborhood visibility, identifying target markets and solidifying our branding.

We are especially looking for people with marketing and publicity skills, but anyone with enthusiasm and interest in this area would be very welcome — please join us!

Jun
9
Fri
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Knitting community and warmers for the homeless!

knitting 2Learn to knit or learn new knitting skills!  If you have yarn and needles, please bring some for yourself and some to share.  No prior experience necessary!

Jody Grage is leading this group to knit simple hats and scarves for community members who do not have a warm home.  Jody will teach easy, pretty patterns and walk you through your project. Every second Friday, same time and place.

Location Entrance:  Enter 219 on the key pad beside the front door, answer “knitter”
to be buzzed in, to 2nd floor up stairs or on elevator

Bring: Food and beverages of your choice – Starbucks in QFC closes at 7

Questions?  Call Jody at 206-718-1529.

Jul
14
Fri
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Knitting community and warmers for the homeless!

knitting 2Learn to knit or learn new knitting skills!  If you have yarn and needles, please bring some for yourself and some to share.  No prior experience necessary!

Jody Grage is leading this group to knit simple hats and scarves for community members who do not have a warm home.  Jody will teach easy, pretty patterns and walk you through your project. Every second Friday, same time and place.

Location Entrance:  Enter 219 on the key pad beside the front door, answer “knitter”
to be buzzed in, to 2nd floor up stairs or on elevator

Bring: Food and beverages of your choice – Starbucks in QFC closes at 7

Questions?  Call Jody at 206-718-1529.