All-ages fun with a message! Come out for a Beacon Hill parade to honor mothers and highlight the need for affordable childcare, an end to domestic violence, stopping deportations that tear families apart, and funding services, jobs and public schools by taxing the rich and ending U.S. militarism. Strollers, tricycles, banners, and festive attire encouraged. Gather at 1:30pm at Stevens Place Park, intersection of Beacon Ave S. and 17th Ave. S. March north on Beacon Ave. S., and conclude with a gathering at Roberto Maestes Festival Street (approx. 6 blocks)
We’ve got a route, we’ve got a date (June 1), now we’re working on more details like making posters, getting a bit of money to pay for the permits, and finding people to host events along the route.
You’ll find us Monday night at the awesome co-working space near Union, Collective Self.
If you have ideas you want to share but can’t make the meeting, want your lemonade stand on the route map, or just want to pass out chalk on the day of the event, drop us a note at JacksonCommons@gmail.com.
Join your neighbors and Jackson Commons, as we beginning planning for HOPSCOTCH CD, a mile long hopscotch course from Jackson Street to Union Street.
Hopping all the way across the Central Distict? You bet! You can imagine it right? A bit of extreme hopscotch! Hula hoop and jump rope competitions, a nice early summer day to stroll through the neighborhood and chat with your friends, while maybe having a picnic while drawing on the sidewalk.
We’ll certainly being having a few meetings to get this planned, so if you can’t make tomorrow night, there will be lots of opportunities to get involved. Email for meeting address: Jacksoncommons@gmail.com or just send us your ideas.
As always: Jackson Commons is on Facebook at Jackson Commons Seattle and on Twitter @JacksonCommons. We’re big proponents that the best way to work together on the many hard problems in our neighborhood is to find ways to also have fun together. Did you see the pictures from our first Festival of Lights in magical Judkins Park? More of that and less shootings we say. More fun, please! Continue reading
2013′s preschool enrollment season kicks off this month. Mt Baker Community Club and ParentMap partner up to give parents the opportunity to check out dozens of local preschools and early learning resources in one afternoon. This is the ideal time to ask questions, compare philosophies and find the right fit for your child. Options include: waldorf, montessori, co-op, bilingual and religious programs. Washington State Dept of Early Learning, Foundation for Early Learning and Grow Parenting will be there giving out free resources/advice. Bring the kids down for balloons, face-painting + healthy snacks. Prize giveaways include free passes to the Pacific Science Center and private swimming lessons at Safe N Sound Swimming. More details: parentmap.com/preschool-previews
Lantern Making for the Kiddies! This Saturday. December 15.
Come make lanterns for next week’s Festival of Lights! It’s easy.
11 am to 2 pm
725 24th Ave S.
Lantern Workshop is in studio behind house; follow signs through gate, past the pond to get to the studio.
Please RSVP to Meg Olsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will have papers, tissue paper, candles, glue, but bring scissors and milk cartons if you have them!
More info on Facebook: Jackson Commons Seattle
Thanks to the Central Seattle Drug Free Communities Coalition, Blick Art Supply and Colman Neighborhood Association for making this event possible.