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Entries from October 2015

Get ready for Trolloween

October 28th, 2015 by Sara

From The Fremont Arts Council :

Trolloween is the birthday party for the Fremont Troll. The celebration party starts at 7 PM sharp on HALLOWEEN OCTOBER 31st, and after the performance, marches away through the community en mass.

Trolloween’s performances have included variety/comedy shows, dramas of trolls, musicals about trolls, Greek myths, Dr. Faust, Dante’s Inferno, Scottish folktales, and Don Juan. With comedy, drama, dance, songs, and special effects, a fractured version is emerge again to entertain the many masked and costumed attendees. A costume walk over the stage will occur before the annual Haunt of Fremont, a march around Fremont with a band and all in outrageous costumes.

Come before 7pm and march away by 8pm, or be left in the settling dust and lingering sounds of their rebellious laughter. And join them after the procession for TROLL-A-GOGO, a Fun-raiser for the Fremont Arts Council. Join them at Fremont Doric Hall at 619 N 36th St for a costume contest and dance party! Music by Legendary Tiny Giants and a bar featuring OUTLANDER BREWING! It’s free for FAC members and Troll-o-ween volunteers and $5 for public. Become a member HERE.

Email to get involved!

Come to a Troll-o-ween Workshop!

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The Sweet Spot hosts third annual coat drive

October 26th, 2015 by Sara

The Sweet Spot in Fremont is once again collecting new and gently used coats to donate to the International Rescue Committee a non-profit which provides emergency relief, lifesaving care and aids in the resettlement of refuges forced to flee their homes and countries due to war or disaster.

They are also donating to Jubilee Women’s Center, which supports women experiencing poverty to build stable and fulfilling futures by providing safe, affordable and supportive community housing and educational resources to empower each woman to become financially independent, regardless of her circumstances.

Sweet Spot writes:

Help make a difference this year! For each CLEAN, NEW OR GENTLY USED WINTER COAT for Men, Women & Children donated, we will award ONE raffle ticket (up to 10 tickets) to be entered in a raffle for wonderful prizes from generous local businesses and our amazing vendors! For our Third Annual Coat Drive we have partnered with our friends at VAIN to benefit the The International Rescue Committee & Jubilee Women’s Center.  This year y’all have the luxury of dropping off your coats at any location!  VAIN has locations in Ballard, Downtown, and West Seattle and of course The Sweet Spot is in Fremont.

Coats can be donated until Saturday, November 7th. Sweet Spot is at 3507 Evanston Ave N. Call 206-632-3602 with questions.

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Write your novel at the Seattle Public Library

October 26th, 2015 by Sara

The Seattle Public Library will host write-in sessions during November to celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Each Library location listed below will have a quiet area for novelists-at-work to write, free Wi-Fi for research and plenty of outlets to keep that hard-working laptop fully charged.

Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Free parking is available at most branches; street parking is available at the Queen Anne Branch. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m.

See below for the NaNoWriMo write-in schedule or visit the Seattle Writes NaNoWriMo page.

Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089.

Capitol Hill Branch, 425 Harvard Ave. E., 206-684-4715.

Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 3, The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room, 206-386-4636.

High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., 206-684-7454.

Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7518.

Montlake Branch, 2401 24th Ave. E., 206-684-4720.

Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7539.

Queen Anne Branch, 400 W. Garfield St., 206-386-4227.

Seattle Writes supports local writers through programs, workshops, write-ins, and by providing spaces to work throughout the city. The program series is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636, visit Seattle Writes NaNoWriMo or Ask a Librarian.



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