Upcoming Events Calendar

Here are activities of interest to Victory Heights residents coming up:

Saturday, April 12th: Kingfisher Natural Area Work Party, Thornton Creek @ 17th Avenue NE, 10 AM – 1 PM. Help weed invasive plants and learn about the history of the site. Sign up here.

Saturday, April 12th: Lake City Master Gardener Clinic, Fred Meyer Garden Center, 13000 Lake City Way NE, 10 AM – 2 PM. Get free garden information and answers to your gardening questions each Saturday and Wednesday afternoons.

Tuesday, April 15th: Victory Heights Community Council meeting, Pre-School Building in Victory Heights Park, 7 – 8 PM. Our regular monthly meeting, everyone is invited.

Tuesday, April 15th: CleanScapes Proposal Deadlines. $50,000 will be spent in or around our neighborhood, do you have an idea? Read more here.

Tuesday, April 22nd: Ballots due for the special election vote.  Support Proposition 1.

August Events Calendar

UPDATED AUGUST 9TH

Mark your calendars for fun (and sometimes tasty) activities in and around Victory Heights in August.

Friday & Saturday, August 2-3: Lake City Salmon Bake 2013. Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Avenue NE.

Tuesday, August 6th: Victory Heights Neighborhood Night Out. 6-8 PM, NE 106th Street, next to the park. Potluck sponsored by the Victory Heights Community Council, featuring free ice cream and toys for kids.

Saturday, August 10: Seattle Fire Station #40 Open House. 11 AM – 1 PM, 9401 35th Avenue NE. Tour the station that serves the Victory Heights neighborhood.

Saturday, August 17: Feet First Neighborhood Walk.

Saturday, August 17: Jokumfest. 11th Annual Jazz Festival, in back of Gary Schudie’s house, 2021 NE Northgate Way. Read about last year’s event.

Saturday, August 24th: Seattle Parks Big Day of Play. 10 AM – 3 PM, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE.

Thursday, August 29th: Lake City Emergency Communication HUB Open House. 2:30 – 7:30 PM, SE Corner of Lake City Fred Meyer parking lot.

April Events Calendar

A quick look at what’s coming up in and around Victory Heights in April:

Tuesday, April 16th: Victory Heights Community Council Meeting. Everyone in the community is invited to the monthly meeting to discuss issues, events, and build a better neighborhood.  7 PM at the Pre-school in Victory Heights Park.

Friday and Saturday, April 26 & 27th: Olympic View Elementary Plant Sale. Get growing with vegetable and fruit starts, herbs, flowering annuals, premium perennials, pottery, garden art, and more! 9 AM to 7 PM, 504 NE 95th Street.

Sunday, April 28th: Sundays Are Special Celebration at the Northgate Public Library. It will feature refreshments and a craft event for families, along with the Check-Out Challenge game and information about new Library services. 2 PM to 3:30 PM, 10548 5th Avenue NE.

Upcoming Events Calendar

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.

Save The Dates For August

Pinehurstfest will be held Saturday, August 4th from 2-5 PM at the Pinehurst Playfield, 12029 14th Ave NE. Read more about it at the Pinehurst Seattle blog.

The Seattle Night Out Against Crime is scheduled for Tuesday, August 7th. Communities can sign up online with the city and let their neighbors know.  Nobody has registered anything for Victory Heights yet, but stay tuned.

And Saturday, August 11th will be the 10th annual Jokem Fest at Victory Heights Park with music, food and beverages.