Events

May
31
Wed
GO Team! Meeting
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

All are welcome to join the GO Team!  The Group Operations Team ensures that Sustainable Ballard functions well as an organization and has procedures in place for smooth operations.

2017 goals for the group are:

~ Research and set up Functional Easy-to-Use Storage System (including set up levels of access and access protocol)
~ Catalog all documents and identify additional doc needs
~ Clean up, Organize, and Store existing docs in Easy-To-Use System
~ Train Board Members how to access and use system
~ Produce missing documents

Volunteers / team members welcomed!  If you are a detail-oriented person who enjoys creating organization and this is something that piques your interest, contact Mary for more info.

Jun
9
Fri
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Jun 9 @ 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.

Jun
13
Tue
Projects & Events Group (PEG) Meeting
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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, June 13th @ 7pm in Paula’s 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!

Jun
26
Mon
Meaningful Movies Team Meeting
Jun 26 @ 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, Jun 26 @ 6pm
Mon, Jul 17 @ 6pm
Mon, Aug 28 @ 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:
(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies” on Sunday, July 23rd

If you would like to join the planning team, please e-mail John Christensen.  We’d love new members!

Jul
1
Sat
9th Annual Edible Garden Tour
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sustainable Ballard invites you to our self-guided walking / biking tour of SW Ballard food gardens.

Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Buy your Tickets / Map at the start point on the day of the tour:

Kirke Park, 7028 9th Ave NW
Cost: $10 per person (kids are free).

Grow, don’t mow!

Our goal is to educate and inspire folks to grow food by giving examples of creative uses of parking strips, containers, raised beds, bee houses, chicken coops, goats, fruit trees, berries and more!  Meet the gardeners and ask questions.  The tour includes more than a dozen gardens to explore within walking distance of the Ballard Community Center.  Your $10 supports Sustainable Ballard’s community projects.

Now in it’s 9th year, the Edible Garden Tour has been an inspiration to hundreds of gardeners every spring.

Be inspired! Learn from your neighbors!
Do you like to grow your food?
Can you do it in your ‘hood?
Would you do it with your hands?
Would you do it on your lands?
Could you do it in a pot?
Could you do it on your lot?
Would you, could you in the rain?
Would you, could you feel no pain?
Would you garden on a boat?
Would you garden with a goat?
Would you plant a rutabaga?
Would you like a ripe tomata?
Could you grow food here or there?
Could you garden anywhere?
Would you garden in a box?
Would you garden in your crocs?
Would you garden in the shade?
Would you garden with a spade?
You can plant what you want to eat!
You can harvest, what a treat!
Plant a seed! Oh, gosh, oh gee!
Try it! Try it! You will see!

A big THANK YOU to our many volunteers who are and will be helping with getting out posters and postcards, collecting raffle items, cleaning up gardens, baking goodies for hosts baskets, stuffing said baskets, distributing signage and art to gardens, setting up our info booth and plenty more!!

Jul
14
Fri
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Jul 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.

Jul
23
Sun
Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard Presents: “(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies”
Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard for a screening of “(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies” on Sunday, July  23rd @ 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.

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About the film:

(Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies is a documentary feature film that explores the human tendency to be dishonest. Inspired by the work of behavioral economist, Dan Ariely, the film interweaves personal stories, expert opinions, behavioral experiments, and archival footage to reveal how and why people lie.

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

Aug
11
Fri
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Aug 11 @ 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.

Sep
8
Fri
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Sep 8 @ 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.

Oct
13
Fri
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Oct 13 @ 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.