Events

August – October 2014

Aug
27
Wed
Community Kitchen Knife Sharpening Event
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Kitchen Knife Sharpening
Time: August 27th at 7pm
Location: 75th and 3rd NW (the complete address will be given attending members)
The most useful tool in the kitchen is a sharp knife. Come join Sustainable Ballard Community Kitchen this month and learn how to sharpen using waterstones. Space is limited to 12, so please RSVP on our Facebook event page.
Things to bring:
-Your own kitchen knife
-A sharpening stone if you have one
-A dish towel
-Something that goes well with cheese
Join our Facebook group to get updates or email me to be put on the Community Kitchen mailing list.
Aug
28
Thu
Monthly Meeting: Ballard Community Task Force on Homelessness and Hunger
Aug 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Agenda tbd … stay tuned!

If you have an issue you’d like to add to the agenda or an announcement to make at the meeting, please email Orna and we will do our best to make room for it.

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The Ballard Taskforce on Homelessness and Hunger meets monthly to discuss, learn about and seek solutions to issues related to homelessness.  Meetings are open to all community members who care about helping people experiencing homelessness, and who want to work toward ending homelessness.

Mission of the Taskforce: The BCTHH works to end homelessness and hunger in the Ballard community by providing a forum for service providers, community advocates and governmental agencies to share information, capitalize on their collective resources and coordinate efforts. We will work as advocates of change and partners of compassion toward a just and supportive community.

Goals:

* Encourage local residents and community organizations to work with community members who face homeless and/or hunger.
* Support and partner with non-profit, religious, government, for-profit and community groups who provide programs and resources for vulnerable residents in our community.
* Mobilize resources within and outside Ballard to provide adequate food, shelter and supportive services for all residents of Ballard.
* Provide a venue for honest, open discussion of the challenges faced by homeless residents and the groups that serve them, including ways to meet those challenges successfully.
* Link individuals with unique challenges with organizations that provide relevant specialized services.

bcthh

Sep
6
Sat
Sustainable Ballard Community Open House
Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Please join us for our Fall Open House!

  • Meet Your Sustainable Ballard Board Members, Project Leaders and Staff
  • Hear about our current priorities
  • Enjoy some refreshments on us
  • Learn more about the projects we have cooking … come find out what we’re all about and sign up for something that interests you
Sep
9
Tue
Free Letters Home
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

557885_691447477548767_1452115767_nA letter home.  That could be the first small step to reconnecting homeless individuals with their loved ones, to re-establish a relationship long neglected, or simply to say “I’m ok”.

Currently, we are setting up once a month at Nyer Urness House, to provide free stationery, stamps and support with letter writing.

Interested in volunteering? - This is really the easiest volunteer assignment ever! You need to be able to read and write, and have good interpersonal skills, and be available for 2 hours once a month. If you’re unsure — come once and try it out!

Contact Bev to find out how you can help.

Sep
12
Fri
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless @ Ballard Coffee Works | Seattle | Washington | United States

Knitting community and warmers for the homeless!

Learn 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.  Repeats every second Friday, same time and place. 

Sep
25
Thu
Festival Volunteer Orientation
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Calling all festival volunteers!  Save the date for an orientation session.  Location tbd … stay tuned!

Sep
28
Sun
Sustainable Ballard’s 11th Annual Festival
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sustainable Ballard's 11th Annual Festival @ Ballard Commons Park | Seattle | Washington | United States

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Sept. 28, 2014 11am-6pm
Ballard Commons Park

Family-friendly, FREE, and full of surprises, the Sustainable Ballard Festival is about celebrating our successes over the past year! Test ride an electric bike, sample Ballard craft brews and delicious bites, win prizes, catch some live music on our solar-powered mainstage, press fresh cider, win prizes for “Name That Tool!” and even meet goats, chickens, rabbits, and ducks.  The festival features some all-time favorite exhibits, plus more new activities, workshops, and hands-on games than ever before. With 75 exhibits, from solar and wind turbine demos to the Citizen Activation Station, the Sustainable Ballard Festival is a fantastically fun opportunity to learn together, get inspired, and discover new ways to live more lightly on the earth.

Oct
10
Fri
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless @ Ballard Coffee Works | Seattle | Washington | United States

Knitting community and warmers for the homeless!

Learn 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.  Repeats every second Friday, same time and place. 

Oct
14
Tue
Free Letters Home
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

557885_691447477548767_1452115767_nA letter home.  That could be the first small step to reconnecting homeless individuals with their loved ones, to re-establish a relationship long neglected, or simply to say “I’m ok”.

Currently, we are setting up once a month at Nyer Urness House, to provide free stationery, stamps and support with letter writing.

Interested in volunteering? - This is really the easiest volunteer assignment ever! You need to be able to read and write, and have good interpersonal skills, and be available for 2 hours once a month. If you’re unsure — come once and try it out!

Contact Bev to find out how you can help.

Oct
30
Thu
Get RainWise – Free Workshop
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 30th – 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m., at Ballard Public Library.  Parking available in Library parking garage, just off NW 57th.

Register Here

  • Find out about RainWise Rebates – a City of Seattle program that will pay up to 100% rebate for rain gardens and cisterns on your property.  Check here to find out if you are eligible.
  • Learn how rain gardens and cisterns help manage storm water and protect Puget Sound.
  • Hear from property owners who have already taken advantage of this great program!
  • Meet RainWise-trained contractors who can create beautiful rain gardens and cistern installations and walk you through the whole process.
  • See a variety of examples of RainWise installations.
  • Get your questions answered! RainWise might even be able to help you with a wet basement.