As the days get shorter (today officially marks less than 12 hours of daylight until next spring) the community events calendar begins to fill up. A good time to get out of the house and meet your neighbors. In chronological order:
Tuesday, September 25th: Northgate Link Light Rail Open House.
Sound Transit will host a public open house this month to update details about the construction schedule, potential noise and nighttime work, truck hauling and utility relocation work. 6 PM – 8 PM, Olympic View Elementary School Cafeteria, 504 NE 95th Street.
Wednesday, September 26th: Thornton Creek Watershed Oversight Council.
Join TCWOC members in hearing about how Seattle plans to manage its urban forest, and what the existing regulations and polices are regarding trees. Also get an update on the Sound Transit North Link after Northgate Station and how it relates to Thornton Creek. 7 PM – 9 PM. St. Matthew’s Parish – Conference Room, 1230 NE 127th Street.
Thursday, September 27th: Thornton Creek Alliance.
This month’s presentation at the Thornton Creek Alliance meeting: “If A Tree Falls In Thornton Creek, Does Anyone Hear It?” 7 PM – 9 PM. Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave NE.
Saturday, September 29th: NE Seattle Tree Walk.
Join the NE Seattle Tree Ambassadors for a tour of the trees near Lake City. This 2-hour walk will help you discover over 60 different trees and cover a .5 mile walking area. 10 am – 12 pm. Meet in the parking lot of the Lake City Presbyterian Church on the corner of 40th Ave NE and NE 123rd St.
Tuesday, October 2nd: Mayor’s Town Hall.
Meet the Mayor. 5:30 PM – 8 PM, Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave N.
Wednesday, October 3rd: North District Council.
The monthly meeting of the North District Council, which will accept applicants for the annual Neighborhood Street Fund block grants. 7 PM – 9 PM, Lake City Library, 12501 28th Ave. NE.
Saturday, October 6th: Fire Station 39 Meeting.
The City has recommended using the former Fire Station 39 in Lake City site to create housing for homeless and/or low-income families, with ground floor uses that serve building residents and the community at large. The City Council wants community feedback before it makes a decision on the property. These meetings provide an opportunity to give your input. Noon – 2:30 PM, Nathan Hale High School Cafeteria, 10750 30th Ave NE.
Wednesday, October 10th: Victory Heights Community Meeting.
Join Susan Causin, our neighborhood representative on the North District Council, in this first gathering of the Victory Heights Community Council. 7 PM – 9 PM, Seattle Mennonite Church on 125th between Lake City Way and 33rd (long-time residents might recall this as the former home of the Lake City Theater). We’ll have more on the blog about this event as it gets closer.