Events

Nov
19
Sun
Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard Presents “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things
Nov 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

How might your life be better with less?  Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker—all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.

Please join Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard for a screening of “Minimalism” on Sunday, November 19th @ 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, and we invite you to stay after the film to hear about the journeys of a couple of local minimalists.

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.

www.meaningfulmovies.org

Nov
21
Tue
Sustainable Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Knitting community and warmers for the homeless!

knitting 2Join this group and 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. Every second Tuesday, same time and place.

Location Entrance:  Contact Jody for entrance info.

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

Questions?  Call Jody at 206-718-1529.

Dec
5
Tue
CORe Team Meeting
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This group of Sustainable Ballard volunteers is dedicated to the retention and growth of our membership, both free and supporting (paid).  The Community OutReach (CORe) Team will have its next meeting on Tuesday, December 5th @ 6pm in a private 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!  This particular meeting will also be a Work Party to stuff envelopes, so even if you don’t want to join the team long term, we’d welcome your participation at this gathering.

Projects & Events Group (PEG) Meeting
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 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, December 5th @ 6:30pm in a private 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!

Dec
10
Sun
Holiday Party & Barter Fair
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sustainable Ballard is hosting a community holiday barter and celebration on Sunday, December 10 from 5pm to 8pm.   This event brings together the community, encourages creativity and sharing, creates friendships and offers people a relaxing and enjoyable alternative to the more commercial holiday gift buying experience.

There will be food, drinks and music!

What could you make for the barter fair and holiday party?  Do you make jam?  chocolates? pies?  cheese?  beer?  Do you make jewelry?  do you knit?  Does your pig find truffles in the forest?  Can you walk a neighbor’s dog?  House sit?  Baby sit?  would you teach fiddling?  or cooking?  Any of these and other things and services like it would be great to trade at the Barter Fair!

barter fair 2013In past years, barter items have included:

  • hand-made scarves, jewelry and pottery
  • home-grown or foraged produce
  • home-made jams, truffles, dried fruit, granola, beer and other delectable goodies
  • services such as dog-walking, tax assistance, home-sitting, massage and more

Please join us!

Dec
19
Tue
Sustainable Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Knitting community and warmers for the homeless!

knitting 2Join this group and 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. Every second Tuesday, same time and place.

Location Entrance:  Contact Jody for entrance info.

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

Questions?  Call Jody at 206-718-1529.

Jan
16
Tue
Sustainable Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Knitting community and warmers for the homeless!

knitting 2Join this group and 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. Every second Tuesday, same time and place.

Location Entrance:  Contact Jody for entrance info.

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

Questions?  Call Jody at 206-718-1529.

Feb
20
Tue
Sustainable Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Knitting community and warmers for the homeless!

knitting 2Join this group and 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. Every second Tuesday, same time and place.

Location Entrance:  Contact Jody for entrance info.

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

Questions?  Call Jody at 206-718-1529.

Mar
20
Tue
Sustainable Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Knitting community and warmers for the homeless!

knitting 2Join this group and 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. Every second Tuesday, same time and place.

Location Entrance:  Contact Jody for entrance info.

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

Questions?  Call Jody at 206-718-1529.

Apr
17
Tue
Sustainable Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Knitting community and warmers for the homeless!

knitting 2Join this group and 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. Every second Tuesday, same time and place.

Location Entrance:  Contact Jody for entrance info.

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

Questions?  Call Jody at 206-718-1529.