Events

Sep
21
Thu
Board Game and Puzzle Swap
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Board Game + Puzzle Swap

Clean out your game closet, get something new to play or put together this fall, and mingle with other gamers in the neighborhood!

What: Sustainable Ballard Board Game + Puzzle Swap
Where: Ballard Public Library
When: Thursday, September 21 from 6 – 7:30pm

What to bring:
Kid, family, or adult board games or puzzles that you no longer want and a snack to share (optional). Games and puzzles should be in good shape, and all pieces should be included. You can exchange up to five games / puzzles.  Feel free to bring extra, however. Anything not claimed in the exchange will live at the new Ballard Tool Library and be available for check out!

How does it work?
6 – 6:45: Arrive with your games and puzzles and check in. You’ll receive a token for each game or puzzle you bring (up to 5). Take a look at what’s available, get to know other neighborhood gamers, and enjoy snacks.

6: 45 – 7: 30: Beginning at 6:45, we’ll randomly pull tokens. If you have a token that matches, select a game from what’s available. All games and puzzles not chosen will be donated to the new Ballard Tool Library and available for check out.  

Sep
23
Sat
Cider Making Class
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Come learn how to make your own hard cider!

Paul Brookshire will illustrate the complete hard cider making process including what equipment is needed to make cider, what to expect from the process, how to avoid errors, and tips on customizing cider to individual tastes.   He will discuss fruit collection and prepping, milling and crushing, fermenting and storing, and finally bottling techniques that can be applied at any scale.  He also will conduct a brief taste testing of cider so as to illustrate the various aspects of cider appreciation and how cider-makers can control the process to a desired outcome.

Saturday, September 23rd, 10am to 12:30pm at the Ballard Tool Library, 7549B – 15th Ave NW.  Please RSVP: Margaret(at)sustainableballard.org.

About Paul Brookshire:  Paul believes that anyone can make an exquisite hard cider from the everyday apple and help build sustainable communities in the process. His aim is to discover forgotten orchards and fruit trees and explore their use in making fine hard ciders.  He is a passionate and award-winning home cider maker (GLINTCAP Gold ’16)  for over eight years, CPAC Certified (Cider and Perry Academy) cider maker, and community orchard volunteer.

Sep
24
Sun
Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard Presents “We the People 2.0”
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We the People 2.0 is a visual essay about the loss of democracy in the United States. Narrated by Walton Goggins, the film utilizes both original footage as well as found footage to describe a profound change in thinking at the grassroots level. The story unfolds through the eyes of rural people and sacrifice zones in urban communities who have faced decades of toxic dumps, drilling and mines in their communities. We learn with them that the reason why, in spite of all their efforts, they “get what they don’t want, again and again,” is because they are, by law, truly powerless in spite of propaganda that says they live in the “best democracy in the world.” These people come to understand that the reason they can’t stop the destruction is that the US has become an oligarchy, run by the corporate few who ignore the rights and will of the people. These people are frontally challenging our corporate state; thereby saving nature and themselves. Thomas Linzey, a nonprofit attorney’s inspiring words shows how, we, the people, can turn this around and lay claim to our democracy. This movement is building as you read this, not just in this country but around the world; this film shows how and where it all began.

Please join Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard for a screening of “We the People 2.0” on Sunday, September 24th @ 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 to stay after the film for a presentation and Q+A led by a member of Cascadia Climate Action.

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

Sep
28
Thu
Ballard Tool Library Repair Cafe + Planning Meeting
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Come to the 4th Thursday Repair Cafe, brought to you by the Ballard Tool Library!

If you have something that needs mending, fixing, or repair or need some advice, we are here to help, and it’s FREE!  We’ll have volunteer specialists skilled in fixing and maintaining a range of items, as well as tools for you to use during the Cafe. No signup needed, first come, first served.

A few of the tools we’ll have on hand…
• sewing machines • awl • needle/thread for hand-sewing • knitting needles • crochet hooks • hammer • voltmeter • screwdriver • tapes and glues • hand drill • and more!

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 @ 7:30pm.

 

Oct
17
Tue
Sustainable Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Oct 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.

Oct
23
Mon
Meaningful Movies Team Meeting
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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, Oct 23 @ 6pm
Mon, Nov 13 @ 6pm
Mon, Dec tba @ 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:
We the People 2.0” on Sunday, September 24th
If you would like to join the planning team, please e-mail Margaret.  We’d love new members!
Oct
26
Thu
Ballard Tool Library Repair Cafe + Planning Meeting
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Come to the 4th Thursday Repair Cafe, brought to you by the Ballard Tool Library!

If you have something that needs mending, fixing, or repair or need some advice, we are here to help, and it’s FREE!  We’ll have volunteer specialists skilled in fixing and maintaining a range of items, as well as tools for you to use during the Cafe. No signup needed, first come, first served.

A few of the tools we’ll have on hand…
• sewing machines • awl • needle/thread for hand-sewing • knitting needles • crochet hooks • hammer • voltmeter • screwdriver • tapes and glues • hand drill • and more!

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 @ 7:30pm.

 

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
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.