CD Weekend Guide: Backyard Barter, Parks Board Talks Bike Polo at Judkins + more

Here are a few reminders and events posted to the CDNews calendar. Did you know you can post your own events for free? Just create an account and click “Post an Event.”

Meeting about a possible new Nativity School in the neighborhood – Thursday

When: Thursday, April 12, 2012 06:00 PM – 07:30 PM
Where: Douglas Truth Library Branch (23rd/Yesler)
What: Interested in a tuition-free, private, Catholic middle school in your community?

The Seattle Nativity School Feasibility Committee is hosting an information session on Thursday, April 12th, at 6:00pm at the Douglas Truth Library Branch (23rd & Yesler). We want to hear from community members and prospective parents/students about their perception of education in Seattle and the potential need for a NativityMiguel middle school in their community. We are here to listen and learn, so come share your thoughts, and visit the website below!

The Seattle Nativity School is conducting an exploratory feasibility study to assess the need and sustainability of a tuition-free, private middle  school to serve low-income families in Central & South Seattle communities.  

Parks Board to get update on Judkins Park tennis court ‘alternative uses’

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners will hold a special meeting a 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 to consider the Alternate Use of Tennis Courts Pilot Project. 

The meeting will take place in the Park Board room at the Parks Administration Building at 100 Dexter Ave. N (at the corner of Dexter and Denny).


The meeting agenda includes a staff update on the pilot followed by a public hearing and Board discussion and recommendation. Written testimony is welcome through Friday, May 4 to [email protected].

Project background: At the October 28, 2010 Park Board Meeting, the Park Board approved an 18 month Dodgeball/Bike Polo pilot program to be held at Bobby Morris Tennis Court #1 and Judkins Tennis Court, ending April 30, 2012. Parks staff have reviewed the activity during the pilot, and the staff briefing paper will be available online at on April 19.

Backyard Barter at Seattle Farm Co-op – Sunday

When: Sunday, April 15, 2012 12:30 PM – 03:00 PM
Where: Seattle Farm Co-op, 1817 S Jackson St (please use back alley entrance)
What: Join us for our April Barter Event and Plant Swap, co-hosted by the Seattle Farm Co-op. We encourage attendees to bring homegrown and homemade food items and plants to barter or swap with their neighbors! The Seattle Farm Co-op will also be open for you to peruse their offerings. We will be having coffee and sweets at this event! Please bring your favorite cookies or delicious goodies! For more information email [email protected].

Two events at Judkins St Cafe:

Garlic Gulch Boys

When: Friday, April 13, 2012 06:30 PM – 09:00 PM
Where: Judkins Street Cafe – 2608 S. Judkins St.
What: Come join us for an evening of live jazz guitar as Brian Flanagan and John DeRocco play a wide range of jazz tunes from bossa nova to Miles Davis. More information at

Mike’s Mic-less Open Mic

When: Sunday, April 15, 2012 03:00 PM – 04/15/2012 06:00 PM
Where: Judkins Street Cafe, 2608 S. Judkins St.
What: Join us on Sunday, April 15th, for an afternoon of local live music and open mic at Judkins Street Cafe. Chang Choi, will be performing a mix of originals and covers reminiscing of his travels throughout the US, Canada, Caribbean, South America and Asia. He will also be the emcee for other artists who would like to perform at this “mic-less” event.

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