November 26th, 2012 by Sara
This fall, Fremont Abbey Arts Center hosted SuperFoods, a pilot program offering free community events to support healthy cooking and creative arts experiences for all ages and incomes. SuperFoods featured cooking classes with guest chefs emphasizing nutrient-rich “superfoods” like blueberries, kale, quinoa, and more. Parents learned how to create nutritious meals and snacks while kids learned dance and visual arts relating to good food and holistic health. Good news- classes will continue through December 10th.
Here’s what attendees from the October classes had to say:
I learned many new cooking techniques and got some great recipes and wonderful info.
I will use more grains and greens in new and fun ways!
I have tried almost every recipe and had great success! (and my family loved it too!)
Participants can join any week. Valued at $30-$50, each class includes free food sampling and supplies. Two sessions are offered every Monday:
- 4-6:30pm FREE class for all ages (priority enrollment for low-income single parents)
- 7-9pm class for ages 21 and older with a $5-15 suggested donation per person
Additional food-centric events at Fremont Abbey Arts Center include:
- Tuesday, 11/27 Appalachia-themed potluck and Pepper Proud concert
- Thursday, 11/29 Fresh Foodies community dinner
- Tuesday, 12/11 SuperFoods celebration and community potluck Saturday
- 12/1 SuperFoods workshop from 10am to noon featuring guest chefs and participation in SWIRL collaborative arts activities for children
Click here to register or for more information.
Fremont Abbey Arts Center is located at 4272 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle.
October 30th, 2012 by Sara
More than 400 are expected to participate in tomorrow’s Trolloween- (the yearly event that celebrates the birth of the Fremont Troll). The “Haunt of Fremont” starts at the Fremont Troll at N 36th Street and Troll Avenue N at 7, then heads west on 36thto Evanston Avenue N; south on Evanston to a private street; and east on a private street to the Fremont Bridge. Seattle Police will escort the procession.
The following streets will be closed from approximately 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: N 36th Street adjacent to the Troll between Linden Avenue N and Whitman Avenue N.
From the Fremont Arts Council website:
Last year you helped the Troll celebrate its 21st birthday in style. Don’t let it fall victim to the anticlimactic 22nd year lull: come join us for the Troll’s 22nd birthday.
2010 Trolloween photo by Hank Graham
Seattle Department of Transportation’s Peg Nielsen says be safe and have fun on Halloween (and Trolloween):
As we celebrate Halloween tomorrow night, the Seattle Department of Transportation urges motorists to slow down and drive with added caution. If children or adults are walking in the street, drivers should make eye contact with them before moving forward or turning. Likewise, pedestrians are encouraged to be extra careful, wear or carry something reflective, only cross streets at corners, and make eye contact with motorists before crossing.
October 22nd, 2012 by Sara
This fall, Fremont Abbey Arts Center is offering SuperFoods, a pilot program hosting free classes and events to support healthy cooking and creative arts experiences for all:
SuperFoods features cooking classes with guest chefs emphasizing nutrient-rich “superfoods” like blueberries, spinach, kale, quinoa, chia seeds, and more. Parents learn how to create nutritious meals and snacks while kids learn dance and visual arts relating to good food and holistic health.
Classes run now through October 29th, and from November 5th to December 10th. Each class includes free food sampling and supplies. Most classes are on Monday nights with two sessions offered:
● 4-6:30pm FREE class for all ages (priority enrollment for single parents with kids)
● 7-9pm class for ages 21 and older with a $5-15 suggested donation per person
Click here to register for classes, or to find out more about the program.
Fremont Abbey Arts Center
4272 Fremont Ave. N.
October 17th, 2012 by Sara
Pelican Pub & Brewery, along with Woodland Park Zoo and other conservation partners have joined forces to craft a brand new beer to support the silverspot butterfly population.
The Silverspot IPA was created by Pelican brew masters to celebrate the population augmentation of the threatened Oregon silverspot butterfly in its native grassland habitat. The silverspot was once abundant along the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California until determined threatened in 1980. The loss of habitat and early blue violets – a vital food source for the butterfly – had a detrimental impact on the silverspot population. The Oregon Silverspot Captive Rearing Program is a collaborative habitat restoration and augmentation program helping to increase the silverspot population. Program partners, including Woodland Park Zoo, raise caterpillars in captivity until they become pupae and eventually emerge from the pupae as butterflies. They are then released into protected areas along the Oregon Coast in an ongoing effort to increase the population. One of the protected areas is Cascade Head, visible from the deck of Pelican Pub & Brewery.
“In August, Woodland Park Zoo released more than a thousand silverspot butterflies back into their natural habitat along the Oregon coast,” said Erin Sullivan, a collection manager at the zoo. “It’s a very important conservation initiative to us, and we’re thrilled Pelican joined us and our partners to help raise awareness and support for the silverspot population.”
“To us, this seemed like a natural partnership,” said Ken Henson, Pelican Pub & Brewery’s general manager. “We have been waiting for an opportunity to produce an English style IPA, which will be a little more accessible to the average beer drinker. We’re excited about the cross-promotional opportunity and for the public awareness of the Oregon silverspot.”
- Photo by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo
The new brew is available at select PCC Natural Markets, Whole Foods and QFC locations. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this beer will help fund conservation efforts for the Oregon silverspot butterfly. Click here for more information.
October 2nd, 2012 by Sara
Great news neighbors! Seattle reLeaf still has free trees for residential yards available through the Trees for Neighborhoods program including western red cedar and fernleaf beech. As mentioned on our sister site, the deadline to apply for one of these handsome trees is October 21, and you can apply here.
October 2nd, 2012 by Sara
Swedish Medical Center invites local guys aged 40 and up to enjoy free drinks and appetizers while watching the Seahawks take on the Panthers this Sunday as part of a Prostate Health event called ‘Know Your Stats’ at Hale’s Ales Brewery. Swedish is hosting the event to better educate men about the recent controversy surrounding prostate health.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer effecting men. An estimated 241,740 men in the United States will be diagnosed in 2012 with prostate cancer, and roughly 28,170 of them will not survive the disease, according to the American cancer society. If caught early, however, prostate cancer can be very effectively treated. An estimated 2.5 million American men who were diagnosed and treated early are still alive today. Screenings such as the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test can be vital to identifying the disease at an early stage. The US Preventative Task Force recently rescinded their recommendation for men 40+ to receive regular PSA screenings, a simple test that detects cancer cells in the prostate. Swedish aims to bring clarity to the situation and provide the community with a clear sense of what screening and treatment options are available for prostate cancer.
Event goers at ‘Know Your Stats’ event will have an opportunity to speak with the region’s top urologists and robotic-assisted surgeons as well as individuals who have experienced prostate cancer firsthand.
Sunday, Oct. 7, Noon – 4 p.m.
Hale’s Ales Brewery, 4301 Leary Way Northwest (take the side entrance to the Palladium)
Free street parking near the brewery
Free drinks and appetizers will be provided to guests during the event
Space is limited, please RSVP here or call 206-386-6797
September 21st, 2012 by Sara
From our sister site Queen Anne View
Thanks to a tweet from our neighbors in West Seattle, we were alerted to an upcoming library closure. Mark your calendars, all Seattle Public Library branches will be closed next Thursday, September 27th for a staff in-service day. Plan accordingly!
September 17th, 2012 by Sara
Bring your lantern or buy a pre-made lantern to help the Fremont Arts Council raise money and parade around Green Lake celebrating the Fall Equinox this Friday night.
Organizer Peter Toms writes
The Autumn Equinox is approaching and we are getting the mojo together for another fabulous amazingly beautiful nighttime event. The event is produced by the Fremont Arts Council whom you could say knows a thing or two about putting on a great parade! … As always we will start at 7 pm at the Aqua Barn on the south end of Green Lake. As soon as it’s full dark we’ll head out onto the parade route with the bands rocking and all the coolest lanterns and lighty lights out and about. We’ll end at the Secret Banquet with cider, cookies and treats, more music and fun, and of course King Winter will appear to oversee the festivities. Last year it was a gorgeous evening and the moon was riding high in the sky for the Autumn Equinox. This year will be even better! All lanterns, puppets, lit up costumes, lighty toys, burner wear etc are welcome…we will have lanterns for sale at the event – please do buy a lantern and support the FAC! Even if you already have one. You just can’t have too many lanterns. And this is how the event raises money so that it can continue on each year.
Luminata participants will get down to music from the Orkestar Zirkonium marching band, and One Love marching band led by funkiest trombone Marc Smason. All ages are welcome, and festive dress is encouraged. Meet at the South End of Green Lake, next to the boat launch / water amphitheater (begin gathering at 7pm, parade starts at dusk).
For more information, click here.
Tags: Autumn Equinox, green lake, Luminata, parade
September 16th, 2012 by Geeky Swedes
Police officers and medics responded to the corner of Fremont Ave. and 34th this Sunday afternoon for a report of an assault with weapons. Police say the early indication is a suicide near the Waiting for Interurban statue. Several lanes are closed in the area, backing up traffic through the neighborhood.
September 11th, 2012 by Sara
The General Election is now just two months away, but there’s still time to register to vote! The deadline to register to vote or change your address is Monday, October 8th – you can go online now through the deadline. New Washington voters can register in-person until Monday, October 29th.
The 2012 General Election Voter Guide is already available online, and a print copy will be mailed the week of October 15th.
Key Dates: - October 8, 2012: Voter registration and address change deadline – October 19, 2012: General Election ballots mailed – October 29, 2012: In-person registration deadline for new Washington voters – November 6, 2012: General Election
If you are registered to vote, but miss the deadline to update your address, you can still vote, just contact the King county elections department to request a ballot.
Additional information can be found on the Washington State Elections & Voting web site; you also can email email@example.com or call (800) 448-4881.
September 6th, 2012 by Sara
Looking for something to do in Fremont tonight?
The Moth – Seattle StorySLAM
8pm tonight at the Fremont Abbey (4272 Fremont Ave N)
Tickets are $16 for this nationally renowned storytelling event
8p, Nectar Lounge (412 N 36th St)
Fremont First Friday Art Walk
Or how ’bout this?
Author Talk – Beatrice Peltre
Author of ‘La Tartine Gourmande’, a book that makes it hard to decide what to cook first, whether it be a silky soup, savory tart, or fruity muffin. No need to register, free event.
8p, Gypsy Music Cafe (3510 Stone Way)
Now the fine folks of Seattle have a fun activity for after the First Friday Fremont Art Walk! Come to the Gypsy Cafe and get down with a live bluegrass karaoke band!
Publish The Quest
8p, Nectar Lounge (412 N 36th St)
A Sports fan, perhaps?
On Saturday and Sunday, you can watch people show off their mad Wiffle Ball skills, and do good for kids at the”Universe Series: 2012 Fremont Wiffle Ball Classic”-
“Pageantry! The Universe Trophy! Refreshments! Rules? You bet”- It all goes to benefit the B.F. Day Elementary School Playground Improvement Project. Games go from 8am-5 pm , but be sure to check out the championship on Sunday, (click here for more info
) at the playfield north of B.F. Day Elementary School on Linden Ave N & N 41st St.
September 6th, 2012 by Sara
We know, we know…this event is not in Fremont. But we also know that Fremont holds a special place in their collective heart for Seattle icon J.P. Patches and his decades-long legacy of delighting kids and adults alike.
Chris Wedes played J.P. Patches for more than 50 years. He died July 22 after a long battle with blood cancer. He was 84. A free public celebration of of J.P. Patches and Wedes’ life will take place this Saturday, September 8, at 11:00 am at McCaw Hall (the Opera House) at the Seattle Center. The event will be hosted by Chris’s longtime friend Pat Cashman, who will be joined onstage by family members and other Patches Pals to honor Wedes and remember his unique spirit.
Doors open at 10- seating is first-come, first-served and there is a $5 suggested donation. All proceeds go to Seattle Children’s Hospital, (a favorite charity of J.P. and the Wedes family).
The celebration will be streamed live here and rebroadcast on channel 7 at 8pm that night.
September 4th, 2012 by Sara
School starts tomorrow for mini Fremonsters (and kids in other Seattle neighborhoods as well). Be sure to watch out for school buses and masses of kids walking to and from school!
Tags: B.F. Day Elementary School, Seattle School District
September 4th, 2012 by Sara
Hello, The lyrics to this song aren’t particularly family friendly, but… Macklemore’s newest video
…was shot partially in Fremont.
Thanks for the heads up, Erica! Dear readers, Fremont Universe officially does not recommend showing this video to your children.
August 24th, 2012 by Sara
HA! Is the new restaurant in the old Hunger spot. Named for a woman with a distinctive laugh and painted bright colors (reds and oranges, almost ombre-like) by Fremont-favorite Daly’s, the American with a splash of Mexican spot is hoping to open in mid-September. Serving 3 squares a day, the aim is a fun and delicious place to dine. Looking forward to it!
August 21st, 2012 by Geeky Swedes
6:45 p.m. That helicopter hovering over the neighborhood is for an accident on Aurora at 59th. Seattle Police say a pedestrian was struck by a car, and Aurora will remain closed “for at least two hours.”
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