Events

December 2014 – February 2015

Dec
7
Sun
Holiday Party & Barter Fair
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sustainable Ballard is hosting a community holiday barter and celebration at Ballard Odd Fellows Hall on Sunday, December 7th, from 5pm to 8pm.   This event brings together the community, encourages creativity and sharing, creates friendships and offers people a relaxing and enjoyable alternative to the more commercial holiday gift buying experience.

In past years, barter items have included:

  • hand-made scarves, jewelry and pottery
  • home-grown or foraged produce
  • home-made jams, truffles, dried fruit, granola, beer and other delectable goodies
  • services such as dog-walking, tax assistance, home-sitting, massage and more

Please join us!

Dec
9
Tue
Free Letters Home
Dec 9 @ 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.

Dec
12
Fri
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Dec 12 @ 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. 

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

Jan
13
Tue
Free Letters Home
Jan 13 @ 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.

Jan
29
Thu
Open House + Annual Meeting
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join us for the first Open House of the New Year!

  • Meet Your Sustainable Ballard: the 2015 Board Members, Project Leaders and Staff — bend our ears … we want to hear what you have to say about Sustainable Ballard, your ideas and hopes, where you’d like to see us prioritize our resources — we’ll be there to listen!
  • Be part of the celebration as we toast Sustainable Ballard’s leaders
  • Hear about our priorities for the new year, and tell us about yours
  • Learn more about the projects we have cooking … come find out what we’re all about and sign up for something that interests you
Feb
13
Fri
Ballard Knitters for the Homeless
Feb 13 @ 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.