September – October 2014

Festival Work Party
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You can be a part of making our 11th Annual Festival the best ever!  We’d love for you to join the action by helping create the environment that makes the Sustainable Ballard Festival special.  We have several general festival work parties lined up to work on trash fashion and other non-messy creative activities.

September 11, 16 & 18, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal, 5710 – 22nd Ave NW; go to the entrance under the green canopy.  It would be great to know in advance if you’ll join us — RSVP here — but drop-ins are welcome!

Festival Work Party
Sep 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

You can be a part of making our 11th Annual Festival the best ever!  We’d love for you to join the action by helping create the environment that makes the Sustainable Ballard Festival special.

On September 20th, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., we will have our “messy stuff” work party — silk screening and making batik banners at Jenny’s house.  Please RSVP for address.

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!

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

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.

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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. 

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.

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.