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Dine Out For Life, Tonight!

Dine out for life

Tonight over 100 Seattle restaurants are participating in the Lifelong’s annual Dine out for Life fundraiser benefiting its Chicken Soup Brigade. These restaurants will donate 30-50% of their proceeds to Lifelong, a food program that feeds people fighting hunger and illness in the Seattle metropolitan area.

Last year, the proceeds from Dine out for Life purchased 27,047 bags of groceries and 161,401 nutritious meals for 1,600 individuals in need. Due to this support the Chicken Soup Brigade is able to continue to provide their clients with healthy food catered to their specific medical conditions.

This year, three of the 100 restaurants participating in Dine Out for Life are located in Queen Anne: McMenamins Queen AnneThe Other Coast Café, and Lloyd Martin. McMenamins is repeating its 2015 performance as a Golden Fork restaurant, which means that it’s donating 50% of the day’s proceeds to Lifelong. Dining Out for Life runs all day Thursday, so plan on eating lunch and/or dinner out to help Lifelong.

Queen Anne Events: 10 Things to Do in November

In addition to earning an extra hour of sleep in the fall Daylight Savings and the oncoming holiday festivities, there are several Queen Anne events to look forward to this month…

  1. November 1 & 2 – Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar at Swedish Club NW: From November 1st through the 2nd, the Swedish Club Northwest is hosting their annual Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar. There will be crafts, gifts, baked goods, music, entertainment, and more. Admission is only $1, and the event is open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  2. November 3 – Umbrella Tree Opens at Twirl Café: The much-loved café and indoor toddler play area, Twirl Café, will be closing on October 31st. On Monday, November 3rd, the place will reopen as Umbrella Tree! Play and eat at the new Umbrella Tree from November 3rd through 20th, when they will close until December 4th for renovations.
  3. November 3 – Jellyfish Day at the Seattle Children’s Museum: Explore and learn more about a mysterious sea creature, the jellyfish! On November 3rd, from 10:30 a.m. through 2 p.m., the Seattle Children’s Museum will be hosting events and activities focused on the jellyfish for Jellyfish Day!
  4. November 7 & 8 – Oprah’s “The Life You Want” Weekend at Key Arena: Find your calling and summon the courage to live it out, and fulfill your greatest potential. Oprah comes to town November 7th and 8th in “The Life You Want” tour.  Click here to buy tickets.
  5. November 12 – Dine Out for Coe Elementary at 5 Spot: On Wednesday, November 12th, dine at the 5 Spot from 8:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. and 25% of all food sales will support the Coe Elementary art program!
  6. November 12 – Members & Friends Dinner at Swedish Club NW: Head to the Swedish Club NW for their dinner for members and friends on Wednesday, November 12th! Kurt Armbruster will be talking about the history of Swedish singing groups and his book, Before Seattle Rocked: A City and Its Music.
  7. November 15 – Bastille at Key Arena: The popular U.K. band Bastille is playing at the Key Arena on November 15th in their “Bad Blood” The Last Stand Tour. Tickets start at $31.50.
  8. November 20 – Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce November 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. The luncheon takes place at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn at 200 Taylor Ave. N, from 11:15 to 1:00 p.m. on November 20th. The cost is $25 for members, $30 for non-members. RSVP required, to contact@qachamber.org.
  9. November 21, 22 & 23 – The International Gem & Jewelry Show: From November 21st through 23rd, attendees of the International Gem & Jewelry Show can buy gems and jewelry direct from designers at a discount price. The show is held daily at the Seattle Center exhibition hall, and is open to the public.

10. November 22 – TEDxRainier at the Seattle Center: The Seattle-area TED event, TEDxRainier is coming up on November 22nd. The event starts at 9 a.m. at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, and offers a full day of educational, inspirational, and exceptional TED talks. Ticket prices start at $75 each.

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Queen Anne Events: 11 Things to Do in October

How time flies! It’s nearly October, and that means Fall is in full swing. Halloween is just around the corner, and we’re looking forward to these fun Queen Anne events…

  1. Thursdays in October – The Queen Anne Farmer’s Market: Each Thursday through October 16th, the Queen Anne Farmer’s Market is open on the hill! There’s live music, food trucks, fresh produce, and interesting live events such as chef demos and expert tips. The Queen Anne Farmer’s Market is open every Thursday through October 16th, from 3 – 7:30 p.m. at the corner of Queen Anne Ave N and W. Crockett Street.
  2. Fridays in October – Movie & Pizza Night at Twirl Café: Rotating pizzas and movie snacks will be available at Twirl’s weekly movie and pizza night. From 5 – 8 p.m. on Fridays, Twirl will serving pizza and dinner specials for a $7 rotating pizza selection, or $4 cheese pizza. They be playing a G-rated movie (movie starts at 6 p.m.) presented by Video Isle, and kids are encouraged to wear their PJs.
  3. October 3 & 4 – 3rd Anniversary Event at LloydMartin: To celebrate their 3rd anniversary, Chef Sam Crannell and LloydMartin are doing tapas and cocktails evenings on both October 3rd and 4th. Entry are $50/person at the door, and include as much as you like from 10 of the restaurant’s signature favorite dishes served throughout the night. Beverages are offered at additional cost.
  4. October 5 – 18th Annual Puget Sound Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome: Create teams to raise money, pledge and join the 18th Annual Puget Sound Buddy Walk on Sunday, October 5th from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Seattle Center. This event was started to raise awareness and funds for Down Syndrome.
  5. October 8 – October Queen Anne Book Co. Story time at Twirl: On the second Wednesday of every month, Tegan from the Queen Anne Book Co. does a FREE story time at Twirl Café! Come join us for this fun event for kids of all ages on October 8th from 10 – 10:30 a.m.
  6. October 8 – Members & Friends Dinner at Swedish Club NW: Head to the Swedish Club NW for their dinner for members and friends on Wednesday, October 8th! Lars Nordstrom from Oregon will be at the club to share about his book, Swedish Roots, Oregon Lives.
  7. October 11 – Swedish Pancake Dinner & Auction: The Swedish Club Northwest’s major fundraising event of the year is on October 11th, with a dress-up evening, mini-auction, games and pancakes for dinner.
  8. October 12 – First Annual Seattle Children’s Festival: For the first time ever, celebrate your neighborhood and kiddos in the 1st Annual Seattle Children’s Festival. The event will take place on the Seattle Center grounds October 12th from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., with no admission fee, for families of all shapes and sizes.
  9. October 16 – 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. The luncheon takes place at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn at 200 Taylor Ave. N, from 11:15 to 1:00 p.m. on October 16th. The cost is $25 for members, $30 for non-members. RSVP required, to contact@qachamber.org.

10. October 31 – Costume Carnival at Seattle Children’s Museum: The 3rd annual Seattle Children’s Museum Costume Carnival is on October 31st from 4 – 8 p.m. There will be fun activities and programs for kids ages ten and under, including a not-so-scary haunted mountain, a scavenger hunt, a mad scientist lab, booths, games, crafts, treats and more!

11. October 31 – Halloween Party & Marcus Samuelsson at Swedish Club NW: Award-winning Swedish chef and cookbook writer Marcus Samuelsson will be at the Swedish Club on October 31st to discuss his latest book, do signings, and more. Tickets are $75 for singles, $115 for couples (includes a book). Click here to buy tickets.

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Don’t Miss the Final Farmers Market Days of the Season!

Radishes, asparagus, onions, sunflowers, honey and more! With all of the local produce, regional craft wares, food trucks, live music, chef demonstrations and other events, we’re toasting to another fantastic Queen Anne Farmers Market summer. It’s been an incredible season here with the Queen Anne Farmer’s Market, and we’re sad to see it end.

The final farmers market day will take place on October 16th from 3 – 7:30 p.m.

As part of the Queen Anne community, we want to give a quick shout out to the awesome vendors who participated in the farmers market this season…

We had delicious produce from Present Tense Farm, Steel Wheel Farm (herbs, too!), ChaGarden (plus their fresh flowers), Local Roots Farm, Alvarez Organic Farms, Lyall Farms, Bautista Farms, and Growing Washington.

There were juicy, ripe fruits from the Martin Family Orchard, Tonnemaker Family Orchard, Collins Family Orchard (plus asparagus), and oh-so-tasty berries from Skagit Sun, Hayton Farms, Youngquist Farms/Sky Harvest Produce, and Sidhu Farms.

We enjoyed farm raised beef, lamb and pork from Olsen Farms, 100 percent all-natural Angus beef from Anderson All Natural; meats, pasteurized egg hens and veggies and fruit from Skylight Farms; and artisan cheeses from Tieton Farm & Creamery.

All of the foods were perfect to pair with wines from Stomani Cellar & Winery, White Heron Cellars, and Wilridge Winery.

What’s more, there were bulbs and flowers from Choice Bulb Farms and micro-greens from Farm Box Greens.

All kinds of artisan foods from local purveyors, street food from some local favorites, and food trucks graced the market for some ready-to-eat deliciousness on Market Day every Thursday.

The sponsors for the 2014 season of the Queen Anne Farmer’s Market are owed a lot of thanks for their various levels of sponsorship: Metropolitan Market, Emerald Bay Equity, Axiom, Whole Foods, Jan Selvar for Windermere Real Estate, Liz Petrillo for Windermere Real Estate, HomeStreet Bank, Zeeks Pizza, Sip & Ship Mail & Dispatch, and Nancie Kosnoff from GrowingSeattle.com.

Catch the last couple of weeks of this delightful food experience on Thursdays from 3 – 7:30 p.m. until October 16th.

Featured photo from the Queen Anne Farmer’s Market Facebook Page.