Events

Feb
23
Thu
Ballard Monthly Tool Library Meeting
Feb 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Ballard Tool Library had a record number of attendees at January’s meeting. Let’s keep the momentum going and make the BTL a reality!
We need someone to organize a BTL table at the Ballard Farmer’s Market and someone to research a list of locations. If you’re interested in volunteering or have questions, email ballardtoollibrary@gmail.com
The next Planning Meeting for the BTL is 5:30PM on Thursday, February 16th in the Ballard Coffee Works meeting room.
Feb
27
Mon
Meaningful Movies Team Meeting
Feb 27 @ 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, Feb 27 @ 6pm
Mon, Mar 20 @ 5:30pm
Mon, Apr 17 @ 6pm
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:
Bring it to the Table” on Sunday, March 26th
Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds” on Sunday, April 23rd
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!

Mar
10
Fri
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Mar 10 @ 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.

Mar
16
Thu
Ballard Monthly Tool Library Meeting
Mar 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Ballard Tool Library had a record number of attendees at January’s meeting. Let’s keep the momentum going and make the BTL a reality!
We need someone to organize a BTL table at the Ballard Farmer’s Market and someone to research a list of locations. If you’re interested in volunteering or have questions, email ballardtoollibrary@gmail.com
The next Planning Meeting for the BTL is 5:30PM on Thursday, February 16th in the Ballard Coffee Works meeting room.
Mar
20
Mon
Meaningful Movies Team Meeting
Mar 20 @ 5:30 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, Mar 20 @ 5:30pm
Mon, Apr 17 @ 6pm
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:
Bring it to the Table” on Sunday, March 26th
Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds” on Sunday, April 23rd
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!

Projects & Events Group (PEG) Meeting
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Sustainable Ballard has formed a new group of volunteers dedicated to developing, supporting and enhancing our projects and events — the Projects and Events Group (PEG for short).  The group will have its second meeting on Monday, March 20th @ 6:30pm in Paula’s home.  Please RSVP for address.

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

New members to the group are welcome!

Mar
26
Sun
Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard – “Bring It to the Table”
Mar 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard for a screening of “Bring it to the Table” on Sunday, March 26th @ 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 participate in a discussion led by Cecile Andrews, author of Living Room Revolution: A Handbook for Conversation, Community and the Common Good.

Special Guest:  We are thrilled that we will be joined by Jessey Dearing, Director of Photography.

DEMOCRACY IS FOUNDED ON ROBUST DIALOGUE

But somewhere along the line, politics replaced sex as the one thing in America we don’t discuss in mixed company – even amongst friends and family. Segregating ourselves into political silos is toxic to democracy. Bring It to The Table encourages Americans to stop bickering about politics, examine their own assumptions, and truly engage in civil discourse to help move our democracy forward.

This project is a short documentary, webisode series, online platform, and community engagement campaign aimed at bridging political divides and breaking down partisanship. For people who are tired of hyper-partisanship, pull a chair up to The Table and join us in making politics an acceptable topic for dinner conversation again!

Bring It to The Table is produced by Talking Eyes Media, a non-partisan, non-profit organization with extensive experience producing films, books and multimedia on pressing social issues.

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.

Apr
12
Wed
MOre Team Meeting
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Sustainable Ballard has formed a new group of volunteers dedicated to the retention and growth of our membership, both free and supporting (paid).  The MOre (Membership Outreach) Team will have its second meeting on Wednesday, April 12th @ 6:30pm in Jenny’s home.  Please RSVP for address.  The team will continue to meet the second Wednesday of every even month (June, August, etc.)

This team will have 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!

Apr
14
Fri
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Apr 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.

Apr
20
Thu
Ballard Monthly Tool Library Meeting
Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Ballard Tool Library had a record number of attendees at January’s meeting. Let’s keep the momentum going and make the BTL a reality!
We need someone to organize a BTL table at the Ballard Farmer’s Market and someone to research a list of locations. If you’re interested in volunteering or have questions, email ballardtoollibrary@gmail.com
The next Planning Meeting for the BTL is 5:30PM on Thursday, February 16th in the Ballard Coffee Works meeting room.