Events Calendar Late November/December

Upcoming events in and around Victory Heights

Thursday, Nov 26th: Thanksgiving! It also means the usual Thursday trash collection in Victory Heights will be on Friday this week.

Wednesday, Dec 2nd: 8th Annual Holidays at the Center.  Dickens Carolers, Pooky the Magic Elf, and Santa! Sing-A-Long Caroling, Cookies, Cider & Coffee, Music by Ingraham HS, Crafts for Kids. Lake City Community Center, doors open at 6:45 PM, tree Lighting at 7:30PM.

Thursday, Dec 3rd: Thornton Creek Alliance Meeting. Speaker will be Tom Speer of the Duwamish Tribe. Meadowbrook Community Center, 6:30 PM.

Saturday, Dec 5th: Annual Book Sale. A “huge” book sale to benefit the non-profit Lifetime Learning Center. 3841 NE 123rd Street, 10 AM – 2 PM.

Sunday, Dec 13th: “Jurassic World” screening at Northgate Public Library, 10548 5th Avenue NE. Space is limited, and free tickets will be available 30 minutes before the start of the film. 1 PM.

Tuesday, Dec 15th: Victory Heights Community Council Meeting. Representatives from the Seattle Parks Department will attend to hear your thoughts on the upcoming playground renovation project coming in 2016. Be sure to attend! Co-op preschool building in Victory Heights Park, 7 PM.

Saturday, Dec 19th: Caroling. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of night will keep these intrepid carolers from regaling households around Victory Heights tonight. More details to come, read about last year’s event.

Free Little Free Libraries To Be Distributed

Little Library 3At last night’s meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council, Recology (formerly CleanScapes) has announced the purchase of 50 Little Free Libraries to be distributed to neighborhoods as part of its Neighborhood Waste Reduction Rewards Program (which you might remember from last year).

Read the complete minutes from the November Meeting.

Recology recently sent post cards out to residents to announce their program and a contest to receive a Little Free Library at your home (keep in mind Victory Heights already has two of them, one at NE 106th Street and 17th Avenue NE (pictured here), and at 23rd Avenue NE & NE 104th Way). To enter, email Erika Melroy (emelroy@recology.com) before December 4, 2015. Your email must include your name, mailing address, and why you’d like to receive a Little Free Library.

Other business at last night’s meeting included a reminder from the Seattle Police Department that when you see suspicious activity in the neighborhood to call 911 first, THEN post about it on social media sites like Next Door Neighbor. This is important for tracking crime statistics. If the police don’t know where the problem areas are, they can’t put resources there.

Victory Heights is the envy of other neighborhoods with the news of our $893,000 parks renovation project from the Parks Department. Speaking of which, representatives from Parks will be at the December 15th meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council to do a presentation and hear feedback about the project, so mark your calendars to attend.