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Celebrate May Day In Woodland Park

April 29th, 2011 by Sean Keeley

May Day! May Day! May Day!

The Fremont Arts Council wants you to join them for a celebration this Sunday, May 1st between 3-10pm for May Day. FAC is taking over the field to play games, dance, sing, and weave the May-pole!

You can join the fun at the park entrance near Aurora and 60th, next to the horseshoe courts (see PDF of the park here).

Feel free to bring a dish, beverages or tableware to share and bring flowers and natural materials for creating head wreaths. Wearing white is also encouraged.

Volunteers are needed, so if you’re interested contact Rodman at rodman (at) rodmanstudio (dot) com.

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May Day: Fremont Arts Council

April 29th, 2010 by Athima Chansanchai

Oh May, how we love you. For Seattleites who have had to endure the schizophrenic weather of April, May presents the hope for the beginning of the spring and summer that keeps people so attached to the Pacific Northwest.

In Fremont, on the first of May (Saturday), there are several options to enjoy: the Fremont Village Festival and the Fremont Arts Council‘s 20th anniversary May Day springtacular, which includes dancing and weaving via a Maypole (such as the one seen below), singing, three-legged races, sack races, egg/spoon challenges, a potluck picnic and the appearance of the May Queen.

Maypole dancing in Au, circa 1934

Festivities begin at 2 p.m. (earlier than the 5 p.m. start time originally scheduled) in Woodland Park (east of Aurora Ave) at Woodland Park (just off Aurora and 60th, next to the horseshoe courts). Wear white and bring flowers, for head wreaths. Bring a dish to share, plenty to drink and of course, your good spirits. Pack out everything you bring.

All are welcome – Fremont Arts Council membership is encouraged but not required.

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Woman engulfed in flames at Woodland Park

September 8th, 2009 by Geeky Swedes

Fire and medics responded to Woodland Park this morning for a call of a woman engulfed in flames.

The editor of PhinneyWood arrived on the scene before the woman was taken to the hospital and officers at the park don’t believe this is a case of foul play. The woman was taken to the hospital where she died. PhinneyWood has the entire story.

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