Queen Anne Events: 8 Things to Do in October

Fall is officially here, and there are all kinds of fun Queen Anne events to celebrate the turn of the season and other fun activities. Check them out below…

  1. October 4 – Swedish Pancakes at the Swedish Club NW: On the first Sunday of every month, the Swedish Club NW hosts a traditional pancake breakfast! The pancake breakfast this month will take place on Sunday, October 4th. Enjoy music, dancing, and delicious pancakes with lingonberries and all of the fixings! The breakfast is from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., and costs $7 for club members, $5 for kids ages 5-12, and $9 for guests.
  2. October 6 – Fall Breakfast Fundraising Event at the Seattle Children’s Museum: Each year, the Seattle Children’s Museum hosts a fall breakfast event to raise funds supporting their work with children throughout the year. This year’s breakfast takes place on October 6th at 7:30 a.m. at the Fisher Pavilion in the Seattle Center. The event features a presentation from world-class climber and best-selling author Ed Viesturs. The suggested donation for a breakfast seat is $150/person, and for a VIP ticket to include a meet-and-greet with Ed following the event, $250/person.
  3. October 9 – Scandinavian Folkdance & 50-Year Celebration: Take part in a celebration of 50 years of folkdancing at the Swedish Club NW on Friday, October 9th starting at 8 p.m.
  4. October 10 – Robothon: Robot enthusiasts, get ready! Saturday, October 10th is Robothon 2015. Head to the Seattle Center Armory to enjoy combat robot wars, Robo-Magellan, line-following, line maze, Minisumo and a Walker Race between robo-inventions! This event is free and open to the public, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
  5. October 11 – Seattle Children’s Festival: For one day only, enjoy Northwest Folklife’s annual Seattle Children’s Festival! This is a free event at the Seattle Center, showcasing and celebrating the families of the Northwest and introducing kids to new cultures and their traditions. There will be live performances, workshops, games and activities for kids of all ages and their families on October 11th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  6. October 15 – Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce October Luncheon: The Greater Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce meets on the third Thursday of every month. Join the chamber guests and members for networking with other Queen Anne business owners, updates on the events and happenings within the chamber and neighborhood, and words from an occasional speaker. This event will take place at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, from 11:15 to 1:00 p.m. on October 15th. The cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. RSVP required, to
  7. October 17 & 18 – TurkFest 2015: The 15th anniversary celebration of TurkFest comes to the Seattle Center again on October 17th and 18th! There will be live performances, activities, and all kinds of authentic Turkish craft goods and food to showcase the beautiful culture of Turkey and its people.
  8. October 31 – Costume Carnival at Seattle Children’s Museum: Celebrate Halloween at a free indoor trick-or-treating event on October 31st, from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Seattle Children’s Museum! The Costume Carnival includes games, activities and of course, trick-or-treating for kids aged 10 and younger and their families. Costumes are encouraged, however the museum requests no masks be worn.

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Don’t Miss the Taste of Queen Anne

What better way to enjoy the community of your friends and neighbors with delicious food and stimulating musical accompaniment – all to benefit a great local cause? To benefit the efforts of the Queen Anne Helpline, the Taste of Queen Anne dinner event is coming up next weekend!

The Taste of Queen Anne will take place Saturday, October 10th at St. Anne’s Banchero Hall, from 6:30 – 10 p.m. There will be food from local restaurants, a hosted bar, and piano jazz played by the Tim Kennedy Trio. Join in a raffle to win a fantastic prize package! Tickets are $125 per person, after early bird pricing ended on September 12th.

Participating restaurants are 5 Spot, Agave Cocina & Tequilas, Bounty Kitchen, Chocolopolis, Cupcake Royale, Eden Hill, Hilltop Ale House, Jewel Hospitality, Le Reve, LloydMartin, Maggie Bluffs, Mondello Ristorante Italiano, Morfey’s Cakes, Pagliacci Pizza, Palisade, Ponti Seafood Grill, Queen Bee, Taylor Shellfish, Ten Mercer, T.S. McHugh’s, and Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge.

This event will benefit the Queen Anne Helpline; a non-profit organization that helps neighborhood residents who are experiencing hardship. The Helpline supplies food, clothing, financial support and assistance with other basic needs. HomeStreet Bank is the title sponsor for this event, and other sponsors include Metropolitan Market, Delta Airlines, UnionBank, and more.

Click here to purchase tickets and request more information.


Top Spots to Watch the Hawks Games on Queen Anne

The Hawks have entered the 2015-2016 season, and the 12th Man is ready and raging for some wins! We’re all looking forward to some epic moments with our beloved Seahawks in the months that lead up to the Super Bowl, where we all hope to be come February.

If you can’t make it to Century Link Field this season, don’t worry – there are plenty of spots to watch the Hawks games on Queen Anne. Here are a few of the neighborhood favorites…

  • Laredos Grill: A local favorite for Tex Mex and regional Mexican cuisine, Laredos is also a fantastic spot for catching the Hawks games! The place has tasty bites and sumptuous drinks that are crafted to become favorites. Sunday Brunch is on from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. – perfect for the NFL Sunday Ticket! Sip one of their unique, signature avocado margaritas as you cheer on Lynch’s Beast Mode.
  • Sully’s: If you want to watch the game in a more intimate setting, Sully’s Lounge in upper Queen Anne is the spot for you. There are only a couple of booths and a handful of bar seats, but plenty of snacks (like the delicious Irish Nachos) and refreshing drinks ($3 PBR Tall Boys!).
  • Paragon: One of Queen Anne’s most centric bar/restaurants is Paragon Bar & Kitchen. On game day, look for great specials in snacks and drinks to keep you going from kick-off to the final play.
  • Buckley’s: One of the most popular sports bars in Queen Anne is Buckley’s, so it’s a given that this spot made the list of top spots to watch the Hawks games on Queen Anne (even though it’s technically in Lower Queen Anne). Weekend brunch starts at 9 a.m., so you can fill up and grab a great seat before the game starts.
  • Peso’s: This place is packed to the gills on the weekends, even when the Seahawks aren’t playing. Brunch at Peso’s Kitchen and Lounge is from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., with daily happy hour from 4 – 6 p.m. Get ready to cheer on the Hawks with a great, big group of fans!

Enjoy, and GO HAWKS!

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Borrow Home Improvement Equipment from Your Queen Anne Neighbors

As sad as we are to see the summer weather go, fall and winter will be here before we know it. This means that many of us have some to-do items to winterize our homes for the coming season. But not all of us have all of the tools we need to get all of that work done.

There’s a new app in town that offers a solution to this problem – a solution that’s not ‘head to the store and drop several hundred dollars on an item you’ll maybe use once a year’…

MyNeighbor is an app that connects neighbors with the stuff and skills that they have. You can post an offer for neighbors to rent an item you own, or ask the neighborhood if someone has something you need. It’s far more economical, and provides an opportunity for you to meet people who live nearby. As you plan your winterizing checklist, you can ask to borrow all kinds of equipment, tools, and even services (like gutter cleaning) from your Queen Anne neighbors!

As I browsed through some of the offers for stuff available near Queen Anne, I found some great items that are extremely useful for any prep work you may be doing to make your home winter-weather-ready.

If you’re planning to get up on the roof to get rid of that moss before the rainy season starts, you could definitely use an extension ladder – there’s one on MyNeighbor for $10 per day. Borrow a wheelbarrow for just $5 a day to gather up all of that dead underbrush for the yard waste bin. I also saw a shop vac, hedge trimmer, leaf blower, and weed eater – all great machines for accomplishing your tasks to make your home and yard ready for the fall and winter.

You can even hire a handyman, if you need repairs that you can’t fix yourself!

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