Spring Restoration Day in Volunteer Park

Come garden with us at Volunteer Park Trust’s Spring Restoration Day on Sunday, April 28.  This annual clean up event is a major community effort to make Volunteer Park more beautiful for everyone.

A great activity for kids and families, come join friends and neighbors in weeding, removing invasive plants, improving gravel paths, and mulching garden beds for a beautiful summer No gardening experience necessary. Gloves and tools will be provided. 

Stay for the whole event or as long as you want. You will be helping restoration efforts in Volunteer Park. And the Trust provides free coffee and donuts! 

Spring Restoration Day Poster


Performing March 8-30, MAP Theatre presents a very human story about a chimpanzee. TREVOR is a MAP-flavored tragicomedy about family, the nature of love, and the lies we tell ourselves to avoid facing sad and terrible truths. At the center of this world are Trevor, an almost-famous chimpanzee, and his owner & “mom” Sandra. Trevor’s getting older and more uncontrollable by the day, but Sandra knows Trevor would never hurt a fly . . . not on purpose, anyway. A painfully funny satire exploring how flawed communication can lead to disaster.

Tickets to all MAP shows are Name-Your-Own-Price.

Seattle Protect Democracy Rally

DATE: Monday, February 18, 2019
TIME: 5:30-7:30pm
LOCATION: Volunteer Park, Capitol Hill Seattle / 1247 15th Ave E
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal
Congressman Adam Smith
(more to come!)

Please bring a candle to light the night and stand against hate with hope and light.

Join a national day of protest to preserve our constitutional democracy against an illegal power grab by the president to advance his dangerous policies that run against true American values and the rule of law. MoveOn, with the help of local community organizers, is mobilizing national rapid-response events against Trump’s #FakeNationalEmergency and hate-driven agenda. Please join us to stand up for our democracy and to stand with our immigrant, Muslim, and Black and brown communities.

If you choose to attend this event, you agree to engage in nonviolent, peaceful action, to act lawfully, and to strive to de-escalate any potential confrontations with those who may disagree with peaceful protests.

Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network
Indivisible WA-8
Seattle Indivisible

Sound system is being provided by RiseUp Productions, whose most recent events include the 2019 Womxn’s March Seattle. Thank you Bob Barnes and team!

You can also sign up on the event page at: https://act.moveon.org/event/crisis-response-events/17736
We will update you with precise location within the park (depending on the snow level!)

High Voltage Women: Breaking Barriers at Seattle City Light

Women’s History Month BOOK LAUNCH
High Voltage Women
Breaking Barriers at Seattle City Light

A compelling account of pioneering electrical tradeswomen whose fight for affirmative action and against job harassment changed their workplace, their union, and their city. Radical Women is incredibly proud of the role played by our founder Clara Fraser and other members in an effort that began in the 1970s and continues today. The book shows how tradeswomen built alliances with men of color, white male union members and office staff to change the culture of management abuse and life-threatening sexism and racism at Seattle City Light.
“This amazing story gives hope and inspiration to women in every workplace.” — Louis Walter, Business Manager, IBEW Local #77

Meet author Ellie Belew and City Light groundbreaker Megan Cornish

No-Host Bar – Refreshments $5-10 donation

Washington State Labor Council Building
321 16th Ave. S., Seattle

Sponsored by: Radical Women, Labor Archives of Washington, Seattle Silence Breakers, Washington Women in Trades

Event information: 206-722-6057, RWseattle@mindspring.com

High Voltage Women is published by
Red Letter Press
$20.00 – 224 pages – photos, index, notes
Books go on sale March 1
Order at www.RedLetterPress.org

Introduction to Plant Identification in the Field

6 Mondays, March 11 – April 15 plus 2 field trips on March 30 and April 20

This course is designed for students who want to develop basic field identification skills and gain experience using the keys in the new 2nd edition of Hitchcock and Cronquist’s “Flora of the Pacific Northwest.” Over the six-week course students will learn how to recognize approximately 25 of the most common plant families found in Washington. Emphasis is placed on learning the combination of vegetative (leaf and stem) and flower characters that are unique to each family. Class time is spent learning basic terminology needed for plant identification and keying out local native and introduced species using a combination of dissecting microscopes, an introductory text for identifying plant families, and “Flora of the Pacific Northwest”. Copies of “Flora of the Pacific Northwest” are available in the classroom for students to use.
Taught by David Giblin, UW Herbarium

Field Trips:
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 1-3pm, University of Washington Campus
Saturday, April 20, 2019, 8am-4pm, Deception Pass State Park

Marchesi de Barolo Wine Tasting

Barolo as we know it today was first made in the early 19th century by the Marchese Carlo Tancredi Falletti di Barolo and his wife, Giulia. The wine from their estate soon became known as “the wine from Barolo”. The Marchesi had no children and following the death of the couple, the Marchesi di Barolo dynasty was left without an heir. The Winery was left to a charity helping the most needy of nearby Torino. The sales of wine from their Barolo vineyards continue to fund the charity, which still exists today. In 1929, local winemaker, Pietro Abbona purchased the cellars formerly owned by the Marchesi and eventually acquired all their vineyard holdings as well. Since 2006, the estate has been under the direction of Pietro’s great-grandson and fifth-generation winemaker, Ernesto Abbona and his wife Anna. Marchesi di Barolo’s estate today encompasses 430 acres of vineyards in the Langhe, some of the finest in Piedmont. Come by on Saturday and taste some of its produce.

2017 Gavi DOCG $18
The aroma is intense and fine, fruity and floral. It remembers the golden apples and green almonds. The scent of chamomile flowers is strong at the taste, completely in harmony. “Floral and anise notes accent the core apple and lemon flavors in this juicy white. The wine is balanced, leaving a salty, yet mouthwatering impression

2015 Servaj, Dolcetto Langhe DOC $13
Servaj” (pronounced: Ser-vai) is Piedmontese dialect, for both “wild” and “creative”. This Dolcetto is fresh and quite fruity with a distinct scent of Morello cherry. The dry, pleasantly balanced flavor is due to the low level of acidity.

2016 Maraia, Barbera del Monferrato DOC $15
In Piedmontese dialect, the term Maraia is synonymous with little rascals. Liveliness, exuberance, and sometimes a bit mischievous, this is a fitting name for a young, fresh, fragrant Barbera.

2014 Sbirolo, Nebbiolo Langhe DOC $18
Nebbiolo is a very eclectic grape variety. It is able to extract many trace elements from hills with calcareous and clayey soil that enrich its texture, while picks fragrant and fruity aromas from soils rich limestone and fine quartz sands. This union causes a wine of great harmony and completeness with a wide and immediate expression of the bouquet. The fragrance combines the fruity aromas of raspberries to those ethereal and spicy of violet and vanilla. The taste is dry, balanced with fine and elegant tannins.

2012 Barolo Tradizione DOCG $50
The grapes for this Barolo come exclusively from the finest vineyards of the communities of Castiglione Falletto, Barolo and Monforte d’Alba. The wine is blended and aged for 2 years in traditional large Slavonian oak barrels. The wine completes its aging in the bottle for some months before release. The 2012 Barolo Tradizione is a dark and succulent expression of Nebbiolo from a warm vintage. Plum fruit, tart cherry, balsam herb and black licorice rise from the bouquet with marked intensity. The wine is structured and firm with broad flavors that spread far over the palate.

Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2 until the bottles run out and on Sunday, we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5.

Design review: 1711 20th Ave

Land Use Application to allow 2, 4-story townhouse buildings, 3-unit and 5-unit (8 units total). Parking for 2 vehicles proposed. Existing building to be demolished.

View Design Proposal  (10 MB)    

Review Meeting
February 13, 2019 6:30 pm

Seattle University

901 12th Ave
Casey Commons – Casey 530
Review Phase
REC–Recommendation  See All Reviews

Project Number

Joe Hurley — Email comments: PRC@seattle.gov