Events

Jan
28
Sun
Ballard Tool Library Opens!
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Tool Library opens for use on Sunday, January 28th!

Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard Presents “Sustainable”
Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. “Sustainable” is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations.

Please join Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard for a screening of “Sustainable” on Sunday,January 28th @ 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 from Dr. David Montgomery. Dr. Montgomery is a MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington. He is an internationally recognized geologist who studies landscape evolution and the effects of geological processes on ecological systems and human societies. An author of award-winning popular-science books, he has been featured in documentary films, network and cable news, and on a wide variety of TV and radio programs, including NOVA, PBS NewsHour, Fox and Friends, and All Things Considered. When not writing or doing geology, he plays guitar and piano in the band Big Dirt. He lives in Seattle, with his wife Anne Biklé and their black lab guide-dog dropout Loki.

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

Jan
30
Tue
Get Plugged Into Ballard!
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

As our Ballard neighborhood grows and transforms, there is an ever-pressing need to maintain a sense of community.  A question often heard from new neighbors is “how do I become more involved in my community?”  More than ever, there are people living in the neighborhood looking for ways to meet people and have a positive impact on the neighborhood and surrounding communities.

Sustainable Ballard has partnered with the Ballard Alliance to host an event that offers our residents, business owners and their employees a chance to meet one another and learn more about the ways in which they can become more involved and engaged in the Ballard Community.  In addition to Sustainable Ballard and Visit Ballard, other non-profits and community groups you can learn more about are:

Please join us for an evening to mix, mingle and share a pint with your neighbors on Tuesday, January 30th from 6pm until 8pm, upstairs at Stoup Brewing. There will be a complimentary beverage for the first 100 guests, snacks and DJ Lovinz will be spinning 80s music all evening.

A special thanks to our sponsors for helping us host this event! All the Best Pet Care | Stoup Brewing | FIT 36 | Visit Ballard | Lime Bikes

Feb
1
Thu
Board Game and Puzzle Swap
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Board Game + Puzzle Swap

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

What: Sustainable Ballard Board Game + Puzzle Swap
Where: Ballard Public Library
When: Thursday, February 1 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.  

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.

May
15
Tue
Sustainable Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
May 15 @ 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.

Jun
19
Tue
Sustainable Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Jun 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.

Jul
17
Tue
Sustainable Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Jul 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.