January Events Calendar

Here’s a look at upcoming events of interest to residents of Victory Heights:


Tuesday, January 6th: Legislative Town Hall Meeting. 6:30 PM – 8 PM, Nathan Hall High School, 10750 30th Avenue NE. Join Representative Jessyn Farrell, State Senator David Frockt, and Rep. Gerry Pollet, our state representatives to the Washington Legislature, as they preview the upcoming session down in Olympia.

Tuesday, January 6th: Cedar Park Renovation Project Public Meeting. 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM, Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 NE 123rd Street. Seattle Parks and Recreation invite the community to join this third community meeting on the Cedar Park project.

Saturday, January 10th: Lake City Emergency Communication Hub. 9 AM – Noon, Lake City Fred Meyer parking lot. See this demonstration of the communications set up that volunteers would be manning in case of a city-wide emergency.

Sunday, January 11th: “The Hundred Foot Journey” screening, 1 PM, Northgate Library. Rated PG-13.

Tuesday, January 20th: Victory Heights Community Council. 7 PM – 8 PM, Pre-school building in Victory Heights Park. Monthly community meeting that will feature elections of board members and officers.

Thursday, January 22nd: Thornton Creek Alliance Meeting. 7:15 PM, Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Avenue NE. Special guest John Marzluff (“Welcome to Subirdia”) will be the speaker.

Tuesday, January 27th: NW Solar Now Workshop. 6 PM – 7:30 PM, Laurelhurst Community Center. Learn more about equipping your house with solar energy.  Registration can be done on the phone at (866) 376-5272 or online at http://www.nwwindandsolar.com/registration/


Upcoming Events Calendar

Here are some events around our area that might be of interest to residents of Victory Heights:

Monday, April 28th: Pinehurst School Building Meeting, in the school library, 11530 12th Avenue NE, 6:30 PM. The school district wants to demolish the old Pinehurst School and build a new one in the same location but needs a construction waiver. Find out more.

Saturday, May 3rd: Pet First Aid & CPR Class. 11 AM. All pet owners will at some point experience an injury or emergency with their cat or dog. This class teaches you how to take critical first steps to helping your pet through such an emergency and possibly save its life. RSVP to the above link.

Tuesday, May 13th: Thornton Creek Confluence Information Session, Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Avenue NE, 5:30 PM – 7 PM. Drop in to this informal meeting to learn more about the construction project on 35th Avenue that will close the street for several months to make improvements to Thornton Creek.

Saturday, May 17th: Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs Practice Drill, 9 AM, Lake City Fred Meyer parking lot. Volunteer to be a “victim” as part of a volunteer training exercise. For more info: contact Cindi Barker at cbarker@qwest.net.

Tuesday, May 20th: Victory Heights Community Council Meeting, 7 PM, Pre-School Building in the Park. Our regular monthly meeting, everyone welcome!

Thornton Creek Work Party and Meetings Schedule

This Thursday, November 15th is the meeting at Sacajawea Elementary at 6:30 PM to hear the update about the Kingfisher Floodplain Project.

Rick has announced another Kingfisher work party for Sunday, November 18th:

Come join us this Sunday for a planting party starting at 10am. We will meet at the creek where it intersects with the 17th Ave. trail. We have received 200 plants from Seattle Parks and need to get them into the ground this fall/winter starting this weekend! … As usual we will also be removing invasive species- so if you’d rather get your pull on then we can certainly point you in the right direction. Please bring the usual; shovels, rain gear, water, gloves, eye protection, and a smile. 


You can sign up at the Green City Partnerships site. Note, this work party will run longer than the usual ones, until 2 PM.  Bring a sack lunch, beverages and snacks will be provided.

And finally, the Thornton Creek Watershed Council will meet on Wednesday, November 28th, at 7:00pm – 9:00pm at St. Matthew’s Parish (Conference Room),1230 NE 127thStreet.  Virginia Hassinger who manages the Beaver Pond NA Opportunity Fund project for Parks will speak about the changes to the project.  Also on the agenda:  Results of Bacteria Study – Jonathan Frodge, SPU;  Shoreline Urban Forest Management & Tree Policies;  Tree Advocates – Cass Turnbull, Michael Oxman, and Steve Zemke.

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.