**NEW** All Seattle Public Library branches to close until April 13
Effective at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 13, The Seattle Public Library will close all locations to the public, and these closures will remain in effect until at least April 13.
**NEW** Community Centers and Pools closed until April 13
Free shower program to remain open
Except for preschool programs or hygiene services, Seattle Parks and Recreation will cancel all programming, rentals, and permitted events, and will close all community centers, pools, and environmental learning centers to the public. This takes effect at 6 p.m. Friday, March 13, and will last until at least April 13. We will be in continued contact with public health officials to evaluate our facilities beyond this timeline. See our blog for details.
**NEW** Electrical Improvements in Meadowbrook
In 2014, overhead temporary cables were installed when the Thornton Creek bridge was rebuilt. To permanently restore the electrical infrastructure, Seattle City Light crews will install underground electrical conduits and cables on 35th Avenue NE. This work is tentative to start in mid-March 2020.
More details about this project and the impacts can be found here: http://www.seattle.gov/light/atwork/release.asp?RN=433
**NEW** Roosevelt High School Boys Basketball Summer Camp
July 13-16, 9am-3pm
Join Us This Summer!
We’d love to have your player on the court this summer with 2020 Metro Coach of the Year Bruce Richardson and the Roosevelt boys basketball teams. It’s a great opportunity to have FUN, learn new skills and improve your play. All skill levels welcome for players entering grades 6th-9th. Questions? Email: email@example.com
**NEW** Beaver Hoop Camp
July 13-17, 2020, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Ballard High School Gymnasium
Beaver Hoop Camp is designed for boys entering 5th through 8th Grades who enjoy basketball, have previous experience playing basketball and want to improve as a basketball player. Campers will receive individual skill instruction and learn team concepts in a fun and safe environment. Camp will be directed by Ballard High School Basketball Coaches Michael Broom and Tyler McClenahan and enthusiastically staffed by current and former Ballard High School basketball players. Tuition is $195. Registration opens on March 14; space is limited.
To register or for more information, please visit website https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4548010 or email Camp Director Mike Broom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fore! Free Golf Lessons
Nathan Hale senior Luke Fleming is working with The First Tee to provide free golf lessons to JAMS students at Jackson Park Golf Course! Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30 March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and May 6. Registration forms can be turned into Megan in the main office or brought to the first day of practices.
At The First Tee, kids and teens are learning to play golf along with life lessons and leadership skills. Experts in youth development, golf, and coaching came together to develop The First Tee Life Skills Curriculum. Through the curriculum, coaches seamlessly integrate golf and character building activities into each lesson. As a child progresses through The First Tee Life Skills Experience, the activities and life lessons become more involved, helping young people build character and become even more equipped to make good choices on and off the golf course.
Coyote North Registration
Spring Break + Spring Saturdays:
COYOTE NORTH SPRING REGISTRATION
Weekly summer sessions:
COYOTE NORTH SUMMER REGISTRATION
Please register with care!
Spring and summer refund policy: At the time of registration, $50/course becomes non-refundable.
For spring: No refunds will be issued after April 1, 2020.
For summer: No refunds will be issued after May 1, 2020.
Cancellations made less than one week prior to the start of the course will incur an additional $50 penalty/course. Please schedule with care!
Summer Art Camps in North Seattle
The Seattle Artist League offers art camps for people aged 10-15, and 13-17. Our five-day camps in figure drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, puppets, photography, and tech are taught by professional
- 1 week of mornings or afternoons: $220
- 2 teen camps: $352 with coupon code SAVE$88
To register, visit https://seattleartistleague.com/product-category/youth/
Questions? email email@example.com
Seattle Parks and Recreation Seeks Names for Three New Parks
Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the public to submit potential names for parks in the Lake City and Chinatown-International District neighborhoods. Suggestions for names are due to the Park Naming Committee by Friday, March 27, 2020.
We are seeking names for the following parks, characterized here by their working names:
Lake City Neighborhood
- Lake City Landbank Site: Property located at 12510 33rd Ave NE acquired in 2010. The new park will offer a multi-generational appeal with a wide range of activities and green space in this urban neighborhood. The park will include a half-basketball court, climbing structures, ADA pathway, picnic areas, open lawn, and bike racks. The park will include public art sculptural work by artist Elizabeth Gahan funded by the 1% For The Arts program. Construction is anticipated to start in March 2020 and we anticipate the park will be open by late summer.
- NE 130th Street End: This tiny beach is accessible by foot or by bike and is most easily reached by the Burke-Gilman Trail.
Chinatown-International District Neighborhood
- Little Saigon: This park site is located between Jackson and King streets adjacent to the Little Saigon street car stop. The park will include a plaza overlook, a multi-functional accessible ramp at the Jackson entrance, a play area, a program and event lawn at the King St. side, and amphitheater seating stairs with an event plaza. Plantings will have bold textures and bright color to reflect pan-Asian design.
The Parks Naming Committee will consider all suggestions and make a recommendation to Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Jesús Aguirre, who will make the final decision. More information is here.
Please submit suggestions for park names in writing by Friday, March 27, 2020 and include an explanation of how your suggestion matches the naming criteria. Send to Seattle Parks and Recreation, Parks Naming Committee, 100 Dexter Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us this summer for a free 6-week program where youth ages 11-14 experience a fun-filled day camp learning dance and important life skills.
WHEN: The 2020 Seattle Theatre Group AileyCamp begins July 1, 2020 and ends August 7, 2020. Camp runs Monday through Friday. Each day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm.
WHERE IS THE CAMP LOCATED?: Beach Park Event Center, 22030 Cliff Avenue South in Des Moines, WA.
Interested: Application form in English is here (for other languages, go here)
DiscNW JAMS Ultimate camp
DiscNW offers an ultimate summer camp, just for JAMS students. Registration is now open, please feel free to spread the word as your spring season gets rolling!
When: July 27-31, 9AM-3PM
Who: JAMS Players, entering and exiting players in the 2020-21 school year
Cost: $322/Week, 65/Day (3 day minimum). Financial Aid Available.
Player too old for JAMS camp? Attend our North End HS camp for players attending Ingraham, Nathan Hale, Roosevelt, Lincoln, and more!
Summer enrichment at the University of Washington
Registration is open! UW’s Summer Youth Program for middle school students is now open for enrollment. Parents and students can choose from a wide variety of half day classes in coding, engineering design, visual arts, creative writing, debate and much more! For dates, time and registration information please visit us at: https://www.summer-camp.uw.edu/camps-courses/middle-school/
Link Connections: Proposals for bus and light rail integration in north King County driven by community guidance
As Sound Transit extends its light rail system to serve three new Link stations in 2021 (U District, Roosevelt, and Northgate), King County Metro is releasing initial proposals for updating bus service to integrate with the new stations. These concepts were created with the help of a community-based Mobility Board, and broader public feedback on service needs and priorities.
The details of the proposal and a survey to gather opinions on it are available in six languages (Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, and English), and can be viewed here: https://kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/metro/programs-projects/fares-routes-and-service/north-link-connections.aspx
Power of Kindness (POK) Video Contest
POK video contest open to all Seattle middle and high school students!
- Create a short video—three minutes or less—showing the power of kindness (POK).
- Post it to YouTube and email the link and your name, age, school and contact phone number to POK@KinderReminder.org.
- Do this before May 1, 2020, and you’re entered to win a one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud
Three subscriptions will be awarded based on the kindness that videos inspire in the friends, neighbors and business owners who, through the Phinney Neighborhood Association, have helped create KinderReminder.org.
- Winners will be announced June 7, 2020.