6th Annual Leschi Art Walk

The Leschi Business Association and Leschi Community Council are proud to present local artists, craftspersons and businesses at the 6TH Annual Art Walk and Street Fair. Participating artists include photography, painting and graphics, jewelry, glasswork, organic soaps and leather crafts.
In addition to the arts and crafts booths there will be children’s activities and a live music stage with 3 bands.

Lusio. A Night to Awaken

Please join us with all of your friends for another immersive evening of light, sound and play!

As the sun sets on August 12th, Volunteer Park will slowly come to life and “awaken” with light and sound once again.
This year Lusio will feature more than 40 local artists, 30+ light art installations, a live electronic showcase by Patchwerks, aerial performances by Apex Aerial Arts, multiple projection mapping experiences and a whole park lit up with light and love!

Wander. Relax. Play. Wonder.

Lusio is meant to be playfully experienced in 2-3 hours and is FREE family-friendly, open to all, and for one night only.
Be prepared to wander and explore the corners of the park to find the art living under trees and in the gardens. Lusio is fully intereactive, family friendly, community driven event so participation is key!



Summer Meals Kick-Off Celebration

This summer United Way will be hosting a Food Invasion Field Day at Summer Meal sites across King County! These are extra fun days packed with educational activities, games, and plenty of food for everyone. Meet us at Judkins Park on Thursday, June 29th from 12-3pm for our official Summer Meals Kick-Off celebration! What does that mean?  Even more games, prizes and lunch for all that attend! Come play soccer in the Seattle Sounder’s Octagon while Kristin the Island Girl from 103.7FM plays all your favorite throwbacks. Join in the fun and help us get the word out about summer meals sites all over King County. This is one summer event you don’t want to miss!
When: Thursday, June 29th from 12:00-3:00PM
Where: Judkins Park (2150 S Norman St, Seattle, WA)
Who: Everyone!
See the full Field Day schedule and find a Summer Meals site near you at www.foodinvasion.org.

Madison Valley’s latest salon specializes in picking bugs out of your hair

Looking for another reason to ban children from Capitol Hill? Here is the slightly geographically challenged announcement of new Seattle “lice salon” Hair Fairies:

Seattle’s upscale Capitol Hill neighborhood, with its swanky shops, parks and cafés, might seem like a strange place for a head lice treatment salon to set up shop. But there’s Hair Fairies, nestled between a Tuscan restaurant and a French bistro on E Madison Ave, and CEO Maria Botham thinks it’s perfect. “We aren’t just any old lice clinic, we pride ourselves on being a destination for parents and kids to feel comfortable, and release some of the stigma associated with lice. Everyone can get lice – it doesn’t discriminate – and we strive to create a space that is accepting and welcoming to everyone.”

Located at 2810 E Madison, the salon gets done pretty much what you’d expect from a lice salon. But the local location for the national chain of around a dozen salons says its methods fit in with “natural” Seattle.

“We understand the importance of ‘natural’ within the Seattle culture. We use our all-natural, plant-based products to eliminate your head lice — 100% guaranteed — with no at-home combing required. Or, if you prefer to DIY, we can teach you to tackle the pesky pests yourself,” the description reads.

Besides, chemicals won’t necessarily rid your kid — and you and your kid’s friends and your friends and grandma — of lice. The bugs are doing what good bugs do — becoming increasingly resistant to the most widely used treatments.

Company founder Maria Botham tells CHS the demand for her service really knows no season — though trends do seem to cleve closely to the school year and things like summer camp season. She says moms and dads vary by market but that her West Coast locations definitely illustrate a DIY trend for parents.

“In San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland, they roll up their sleeves,” Botham said of parents fighting the bugs. If that effort can’t get the job done, Botham says, that is where Hair Fairies can help.

The service isn’t cheap. The sometimes hours-long procedures run around $105 per hour.

Got an itch? You can learn more at hairfairies.com.

Good Citizen to make way for Harvard Avenue School expansion

Good Citizen (Images: CHS)

Good Citizen (Images: CHS)

Another impending business closure on Capitol Hill illustrates the varied ways coincidences of similar events can form together to make you say, hey, what’s going on around here. This time, a loss for lovers of coffee and couches is a win for Capitol Hill’s two-year-olds.

With a strong demand for a toddler program, the Harvard Avenue School, which offers early childhood education through pre-kindergarten, is planning to expand into the Good Citizen coffee shop located on the ground floor of the school.

“There is an enormous demand for full day care since Amazon has brought so many new families to Seattle,” Andrea Hackman, founder and director of the school, tells CHS CHS. “The market is pretty saturated with half day preschool, but there are more and more families needing full day childcare (which we currently do not offer). Once we begin offering that I’m confident it will be extremely popular.”

The expansion means the end of one of the more curious experiments in the neighborhood’s recent waves of food and drink investments. Continue reading

Young Artists Art Walk


Local, young artists (artists under age 18) will be showing their work at the Summit on Thursday, January 12th from 6-9pm. The show is at The Summit and will include free refreshments. Join us in enjoying local art and support young people engaging their artistic side! Art is available for purchase. Hosted by First Covenant Church in conjunction with the Capitol Hill Art Walk.

Contact Ellie VerGowe at evergowe@firstcovenantseattle.org with questions.

Santa at the Stimson-Green Mansion

Santa Photos at Stimson Green House for Washington Trust for Historic Preservation

Santa Photos at Stimson Green House for Washington Trust for Historic Preservation

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
Stimson-Green Mansion
1204 Minor Ave, Seattle

Built in 1901 and owned by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, the Stimson-Green Mansion is one of the most recognizable residential landmarks in Seattle. Digital photos with Santa will be offered and emailed by professional photographer C.B.Bell for a suggested donation ($20) to the Trust.
The Washington Trust is a non-profit organization that works to preserve Washington’s historic places through advocacy, education, collaboration and stewardship.

Special thanks to Indow Window Inserts for sponsoring this event!

Free Kid’s Community Martial Arts Class


Free fun martial arts class for kids age 5-12. We’ll play some martial arts games and learn new techniques. Martial arts is a path to lifelong fitness as well as confidence and leadership. Come by for this no obligation trial October 7th and 14th. Waiver signed by parent or guardian is required

Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center Froggy Fun Run 1K Family Fun Run/Walk

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All proceeds benefit children with communication disabilities through HSDC’s early learning programs.  We work hard to keep the event expenses low, so approximately 90% of the event’s gross revenues go straight to helping the kids!

Besides feeling good about yourself, this event really is a blast; a little outdoor fun combined with free food, information booths, free drawings, and family fun like face painting, ASL storytime and making frog hats!

Montlake Community Center
1618 E Calhoun St, Seattle, 98112

10:00 Check In
10:15 ASL Storytime
10:30 Welcome & 1K
11:15 Prize Drawing . . . & more!

Early Bird Registration (Through May 25): $10
1K Registration (May 26-June 1): $12
Day-Of Registration (June 4): $15