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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.

Concerning School Violence Threats Near Queen Anne

Violence in schools is always appalling, horrible, and ultimately heartbreaking. After the terrible tragedy of the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, the more recent instances of school violence at schools near Queen Anne are especially distressing.

Last Monday, October 27th, a 16-year-old student at the Seattle Center’s Center School was arrested for bringing Molotov cocktail to school. Police had received a tip that the student brought the device, and promptly arrived on the scene to take the student into custody. As a precaution, the school was evacuated. No one was injured in the incident. The Center School officials cancelled classes for the day after the arrest, and Seattle Center Armory was re-opened just before 11 a.m. While SPD detectives continue to investigate this incident of school violence, they do plan to book the student into the Youth Service Center of King County for possession of an incendiary device.

After the June 5th shooting at Seattle Pacific University earlier this year, where one student was killed and two others were wounded, it is horrific that the local private university should experience another threat of school violence. But the campus was put on lockdown on Friday, October 31st after one of its students received a threatening text message. Reportedly, the text message came from the student’s ex-girlfriend, stating that she was going to kill the student and his friends on the SPU campus. The student reported the text to school officials and police, who responded quickly. SPD determined that the woman was no where near the campus, and she was located and arrested at a home near Burlington by Skagit County deputies. The suspect has been booked into King County Jail for an investigation into harassment.

Queen Anne parents, please continue to encourage your students to report any suspicious or concerning events to school authorities and police. The safety of our schools and our community is of utmost importance.

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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: 12 Things to Do in September

Finish your summer with some fun, family-friendly events at the Seattle Center and throughout the neighborhood! These are the Queen Anne events to look forward to this month …

  1. August 30 through September 1 – Bumbershoot: The Pacific Northwest’s greatest festival of music and arts is back from August 30th through September 1st! Bumbershoot is here! Tickets start at $66/day, or $175+ for the full weekend.
  2. Wednesdays in September – Wine Wednesday Tastings at Twirl Café: Enjoy three hand-selected wines from rotating regions! This weekly event at Twirl Café is from 5 – 8 p.m. and costs $5 per tasting. Half priced wines by the bottle (select variety) will be available for purchase as well.
  3. Thursdays in September – The Queen Anne Farmer’s Market: Each Thursday throughout September, 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.
  4. Fridays in September – 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.
  5. September 7 – Swedish Pancakes at the Swedish Club NW: Enjoy live music, dancing, and Swedish pancakes with all of the fixin’s on Sunday, September 7th for the Swedish Club NW’s monthly feed from 8 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. Live music will be provided by Richard Svensson and Bjarne Jacobsen, Nordleik Folk Music and TinnFelen Hardanger Fiddle Ensemble. Entry is $9 for guests, $7 for club members, and $5 for kids ages 5-12.
  6. September 7 – Live Aloha Festival at Seattle Center: The 7th Annual Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival will be held on September 7th at the Seattle Center! Live performances, Hawaiian culture and food, and more are to be enjoyed from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.
  7. September 10 – September 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 September 10th from 10 – 10:30 a.m.
  8. September 13 & 14 – Seattle Fiestas Patrias: Enjoy Latino dance, music, art, and food in the Seattle Center’s Fiestas Patrias on September 13th and 14th! The festival will take place in the Fisher Pavilion from noon until 8 p.m. on September 13th, and from noon until 5 p.m. on September 14th.
  9. September 18 – Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce September 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 September 18th. The cost is $25 for members, $30 for non-members. RSVP required, to contact@qachamber.org.
  10. September 27 – September Mimosa Brunch at Twirl Café: On the last Saturday of each month, Twirl Café is holding a fun Mimosa Brunch with a food special! The brunch includes a food special for the September 27th event, with a mimosa on the side (alcoholic or non). Regular play admission is free when you spend $20+ on food and beverages.
  11. September 27 – Elton John “All the Hits” Tour: Elton John returns to the KeyArena with his band for the “All the Hits” tour on September 27th. The performance will include hit songs from his album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (recently released 40th anniversary edition). Tickets start at $50 each.
  12. September 27 & 28 – Italian Festival: Experience, enjoy, and explore Italian culture, food, and more at the Seattle Center Festál’s Italian Festival on September 27th and 28th. There will be visual arts, food, games, hands-on activities, crafts, Italian films, grape-stomping, bocce ball, and more.

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