On the List | Independence Day Picnic + fireworks, Ada’s Night Out, Tanabata Festival

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(Image: Plum via Facebook)

(Image: Plum via Facebook)

What are you doing for the 4th? How about joining the High 5 Pie-eating contest, or listening free music, or having a free hot dog and root beer float? Head to Cal Anderson Park on Friday 12pm – 5pm for the 12th Annual Independence Day Picnic This fun community event includes kid activities, a pet-human lookalike contest, and more. See our write up for more details. The 4th also brings Plum Cafe’s annual vegan 4th of July BBQ, 2 to 5 PM at 324 15th Ave E.

Later on Friday, catch the fireworks show over Lake Union from one of many prime viewing spots on the west side of Capitol Hill. Here are our suggestions for best spots for viewing. We did the research so you don’t have to. You’re welcome! Add your best picture to our CHS Flickr group.

adas night outBoth Worlds Two, a new animation film by Stefan Gruber premieres at Ada’s Technical Books on Thursday in the first edition of the store’s new evening series Ada’s Night Out. Included in the $12 admission ticket are “a spread of hors d’oeuvres made from fresh, seasonal produce purchased from local growers, as well as exclusive access to all the features of Ada’s, including our books, coffee, beer and wine. At 9pm we start the screening of Both Worlds Two, followed by Stefan talking about his work and answering questions.

Tanabata_smSunday, the Seattle Japanese Garden in the Arboretum  welcomes you to the Tanabata Festival:

“Tanabata at the Garden is a beautiful day filled with origami-making, and wish writing. As in Japan, Tanabata at the Seattle Japanese Garden is a celebration of the legend of two separated lovers, represented by two stars which only meet once a year in July. Bring your friends and family and hang your origami on the bamboo by our gates, we’d love to see you here in your kimono!”

Something to add? Let us know on the CHS Calendar — more listings below:

Dec 1 @ 7:00 AM – Dec 31 @ 12:00 PM Broadway Veterinary Hospital
We are hosting for the whole month of December a coat, shoe drive.  10% all protucts with donation. Call today for more information!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Dec 2 all-day The Cathedral Shop at Saint Mark's
The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks will be hosting a Christmas Boutique through the holiday season. A large selection of gift for all ages. Plum pudding, ornaments, clothing and much more. On Sunday’s we will also serve light refreshments. All … Continue reading
Dec 2 @ 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM SASG Holiday Tree Lot
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Dec 2 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Hotel Sorrento
The Dickens Carolers are back! Few things will get you in the spirit of the holidays like an a cappella quartet adorned in Victorian dress singing holiday songs that will transport you back to your favorite holiday memories, while you … Continue reading
Dec 2 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Stevens Elementary
Join us for the Stevens Pancake Breakfast! Pancakes and potato latkes with all the trimmings (plus gluten-free options!) will be served by our staff and parents, and while you enjoy your breakfast, you’ll be treated to a musical performance by … Continue reading
Dec 2 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Summit
This monthly craft night is for you to get to know your neighbors and dust off that project you have been procrastinating! Bring whatever you want to create and your supplies, meet new friends, and craft in a spacious setting … Continue reading
Dec 3 all-day The Cathedral Shop at Saint Mark's
The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks will be hosting a Christmas Boutique through the holiday season. A large selection of gift for all ages. Plum pudding, ornaments, clothing and much more. On Sunday’s we will also serve light refreshments. All … Continue reading
Dec 3 @ 8:30 AM – 1:15 PM The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks
The Cathedral Shop present ETHER jewelry sale. Hand made jewelry by Diane Lacroix in a variety styles and designs will be featured. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit Saint Mark’s Cathedral.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Dec 3 @ 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Gage Academy of Art
The Annual Family-Friendly Event Includes Live Music, Models & Free Art Supplies  Gage Academy of Art is proud to present the 17th annual Drawing Jam, happening Saturday, December 3, from 9am-6pm at the Gage building next to St. Mark’s Cathedral  … Continue reading
Dec 3 @ 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM SASG Holiday Tree Lot
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Dec 3 @ 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Stevens Elementary
Join us for the Stevens Pancake Breakfast! Pancakes and potato latkes with all the trimmings (plus gluten-free options!) will be served by our staff and parents, and while you enjoy your breakfast, you’ll be treated to a musical performance by … Continue reading
Dec 3 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Don’t miss the Arboretum’s annual holiday sale on Saturday, December 3. It features a unique selection of nature-inspired gifts and botanical decorations.All sales help support maintenance and children’s environmental education at the Arboretum.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Dec 3 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Northwest African American Museum
Save the Date! NAAM Soul Christmas: Black Santa Visit, Dec 3 & 4, 12 pm- 4 pm Pictures, arts & crafts, storytelling, food!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Dec 3 @ 12:00 PM El Centro de la Raza
El Centro de la Raza, located in Beacon Hill, is selling Christmas trees this holiday season from November 25th through December 20th as part of a creative fundraising effort for the organization. The Trees will be available for purchase on … Continue reading
Dec 3 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Broadway & John intersection
Join us on December 3rd at 1pm at the intersection of Broadway & E. John Street in Capitol Hill! We’ll be sprinkling happiness! No agenda, no politics, just some lighthearted messages of love and support. Join us and share your … Continue reading
Dec 3 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Volunteer Park Amphitheater
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Dec 3 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
Spain is a land of contrasts and Spanish wines are no different.  They are masters of young fresh wines and are also masters of letting wines age and develop complexity.  Join us Saturday as we taste a couple of wines … Continue reading
Dec 3 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
Please Join us Saturday December 3rd  for a delicious Greek Meal ! Choice of Lamb, Chicken or Briami (vegetarian) Served with Greek Salad, Rice, Vegetables and Dessert ! Adults $35, children 12 and under $15 Greek wine and beer available … Continue reading
Dec 4 all-day The Cathedral Shop at Saint Mark's
The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks will be hosting a Christmas Boutique through the holiday season. A large selection of gift for all ages. Plum pudding, ornaments, clothing and much more. On Sunday’s we will also serve light refreshments. All … Continue reading
Dec 4 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks
Trunk Show The Cathedral Shop at Saint Mark’s Featuring: ETHER Jewelry With Attitude By Diane Lacroix Sunday, December 4th 9:00am-1:00pm ETHER utilizes a magical mix of semi-precious stones, pearls, handmade lamp work glass beads, charms, chains and crystals to create … Continue reading
Dec 4 @ 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM SASG Holiday Tree Lot
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Dec 4 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Capitol Hill Farmers Market
The Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market supports Washington’s small family farmers by creating a vibrant neighborhood farmers market.  Located outside the Seattle Central Community College, the Market runs year-round every Sunday from 11am-3pm, and has been in operation since 2005.  One can find fresh Washington grown produce, fruit and … Continue reading
Dec 4 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Stimson-Green Mansion
Skip the lines at the mall and have your photo taken with a real Victorian Santa at the historic Stimson-Green Mansion on First Hill in Seattle. Enjoy free parking, cookies and cider in the Stimson-Green Mansion! Sunday, December 4th, 2016 … Continue reading
Dec 4 @ 7:00 PM – Dec 5 @ 1:00 AM Madrona Wine Merchants
It’s Sunday Sipper time at Madrona Wine Merchants — come see what two lovelies that Mark is sampling this Sunday. There is always a surprise in the store. Check out our website: http://www.madronawinemerchants.com to see what we are pouring. Madrona … Continue reading
Dec 4 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Northwest African American Museum
Save the Date! NAAM Soul Christmas: Black Santa Visit, Dec 3 & 4, 12 pm- 4 pm Pictures, arts & crafts, storytelling, food!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Dec 4 @ 12:00 PM El Centro de la Raza
El Centro de la Raza, located in Beacon Hill, is selling Christmas trees this holiday season from November 25th through December 20th as part of a creative fundraising effort for the organization. The Trees will be available for purchase on … Continue reading
Dec 4 @ 4:00 PM First Covenant Church
Julfest is a Scandinavian-style Advent service, featuring a full evening of Christmas music and a traditional St. Lucia procession. This year’s program will be held on December 4th at 4pm. It will be the 58th annual Julfest celebration at First … Continue reading
Dec 4 @ 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM International District/Chinatown Community Center
It’s more important now than ever before to band together. Come to the Seattle Community Action Fair to learn what local groups and campaigns are working on and how you can help. Groups will be tabling and looking to recruit … Continue reading
Dec 4 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
Sunday, December 4th we’re having our Annual Champagne Tasting where we’ll be pouring the most interesting Champagnes that we’ve tasted this season.  These wines jumped out of the glass at us as we were trying quite a few bubbles. The … Continue reading
Dec 4 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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