JAMS ski bus
Registration for the 2020 January and February Friday night ski and snowboard lesson and bus program is open through SKI MOHAN. Please check out the Ski Mohan page for JAMS at http://skimohan.com/school-program/seattle-public-schools/jane-addams
**SPOTS ARE LIMITED** If the bus sells out, please contact the Mohan office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (425-868-3820) to be put on a wait list.
Please note: This is a program of Mohan Skiing and Boarding; this is not a school-sponsored activity or field trip. JAMS ski bus is facilitated by parent volunteers. Parent chaperones are needed to run a smooth and successful program (there are adult perks for such responsibilities). If you’re interested in helping, send a note of interest to email@example.com
Nathan Hale High School Presents: Hale Hollows!
Get into the Halloween spirit by coming to Nathan Hale’s annual Haunted House on October 24th, 25th, and 26th! Family hour runs from 5:45pm-6:45pm, and is full of fun and fright suitable for ages 5 and up. Full scare runs from 6:45pm-9:30pm. Admission is $7 for the general public and $4 for ages 12 and under. Enter through the South parking lot/gym entrance. We can’t wait to see you there!
Upcoming Pow Wows
The public is welcome to attend these upcoming Pow Wows. They are lots of fun, beautiful, educational, and full of joy!
You are all welcome to attend with your families and friends. If you’ve never attended a pow wow and you would like more information, you may want to check out this article:
TeenTix Pass Program
ANY teenager (13-19 years old) can sign up for a free TeenTix pass! The pass entitles teens to purchase $5 day-of-show tickets at any of our 75 partner organizations in Seattle (69) and Tacoma (6). Plus, we make sure teens know WHERE they can use their TeenTix pass once they get it – explore the TeenTix.org Calendar for all the events available to you on a specific day, or in a specific genre – and our weekly E-Newsletter gives you a list of our top picks for the upcoming week. Since 2004, over 65,800 teens from all over the world have signed up for a TeenTix pass, purchasing more than 125,000 affordable tickets to arts and cultural events in our community! But TeenTix is about much more than cheap tickets. We also provide opportunities for teens from all backgrounds to engage deeply with the arts, through The New Guard and The Press Corps.
Roosevelt Jazz Band Performance
The award winning Roosevelt Jazz Band performs Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 pm in the Roosevelt High School Performing Arts Theatre as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival.
Performing with The Band is local jazz treasure and this years’ Earshot Artist in Residence, Jay Thomas, and the East West Alliance, including RHS Alumna Maya Hatch.
Tickets are available through Earshot Jazz.
Ballard High School Playmakers stage an electrifying performance of Radium Girls
October 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 7:30 p.m. curtain
Watch Ballard High School’s fall play and your hair may literally stand on its ends. A hundred years ago, radium was a “miracle cure” used to fight cancer. It was quickly commercialized and used in products for consumers, including luminous watches that glowed in the dark.
Radium Girls tells the story of the New Jersey factory girls who hand-painted the dials until they mysteriously became ill. Worker Gracie Jordan decides to sue her employer, exposing radium’s impact on health and just how far a company will go to manipulate science.
The cast features 16 BHS students, and the play is directed by Chelsea DuVall.
The performances will be on October 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at the Earl Kelly Center for Performing Arts at Ballard High School, 1418 NW 65th Street, Seattle, Washington, 98117. The performance begins at 7:30 pm.
Reserved seating tickets are available for purchase at https://showtix4u.com. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors.
Homework Help at Lake City Library
Free homework help for students in grades K-12 is available at the Lake City Library (12501 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125 (206)-684-7518) every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30 to 7:30pm. Free snacks are provided from 5:30 to 6:30pm by the Hunger Intervention Program.
Check out what Seattle Parks and Recreation has to offer this fall!
- Diwali Festival: Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated every autumn. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. Join the Lake City Community Center and Library as we learn more about and enjoy this tradition. This FREE event will feature story time, crafts, games, music, and food. Location: Lake City CC **TONIGHT** October 18, 5-7:30 p.m.
- Fright Night: Join the Lake City neighborhood for a full evening of fun! Start in the mini park to get a map of local businesses participating in trick-or-treating from 5:15-6:15. After your bags are full, head over to the Community Center for an all ages party from 6:30-8:30p.m. hosted by the Lake City Lions Club. The FREE celebration will include food, crafts, games, and a Haunted House put on by the Lake CityVigilantes. Location: Lake City CC October 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
- Magnuson’s Haunted Tour: Can you make it through our tour of the abandoned basement of building 47 in the former Sandpoint Naval Air Station gym? May not be suitable for children under the age of 10 without an adult. Location: Magnuson CC October 25, 7 p.m.-MIDNIGHT $6 Adults, $3 Youth under 12
- Dia de Muertos: Dia de Muertos, or Day of the Dead is a celebration of loved ones who have passed. During this colorful tradition we will be making sugar skulls along with other crafts and games. FREE Location: Lake City CC November 1, 4-5:30 p.m.
Meadowbrook Teen Life Center Late Night
Late Night is a safe and supportive environment for teens . This recreation-based program focuses on positive teen interactions and engagement where all teens are welcomed. The Late Night Program is aligned and supportive of the city’s Race and Social Equity framework, including education and employment readiness programs. Come to your local Late Night and explore more of what we have to offer!
Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m.-Midnight
Accessible Skating for ALL ages at Magnuson Community Center
Community Fun Skate, 2nd Sunday of each month, 2-5pm
Magnuson Community Center (7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, Washington 98115)
We have skates in sizes J9-12
Come join us for our FREE series of Sunday Skates brought to you by PFM Roller Derby at Magnuson Community Center. All ages and abilities are welcome but children under the age of 18 must have parental permission (see below for details). This is a free event with donations welcome to support future fun skates. We will provide space, tunes, games, and the skates. You provide the smiles and laughter.
Kids 12-17 may be dropped off with a signed parental/guardian waiver, which we will keep on file for 2019. 11 and under must have a parent/guardian (18 and over) present at center, may watch.
Plant a Forest – Grow Community on November 2!
It’s time to see the forest for more than just the trees! Help us create a healthier, happier, and greener Seattle by coming out to our biggest planting event of the year – Green Seattle Day! On November 2 we will be planting the city’s future forest at 17 neighborhood parks.
All community members are welcome, and no experience is necessary! The event is family friendly and open to all ages. Hundreds of volunteers will plant native trees, shrubs, and groundcovers that will become the future forest of Seattle. We will provide all of the necessary tools and training for the day, along with light refreshments!
There several locations in North Seattle – go to https://www.greenseattle.org/get-involved/green-seattle-day/ to learn more and sign up.
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.
Adolesco Youth Exchange for kids 9-18
We are a two-way exchange program that gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a new language and new culture AND to host a carefully matched exchange partner in turn. Adolesco Youth Exchange matches students with a student about their same age in France, Germany, Italy, or Spain. Families will decide exactly WHEN (whatever’s best for their schedule), and for HOW LONG (anywhere up to 12 weeks) they want their student to go on an exchange and host a student as part of our flexible and affordable non-profit language immersion and cultural exchange program for qualifying students between the ages of 9 and 18.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for Info Meetings:
- Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, Bellevue Public Library, Meeting Room 3, 1111 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
- Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM, Capitol Hill Public Library, Meeting Room, 425 Harvard Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102
Apply: www.Adolesco.org/pre-application (Applications due November 15, 2019)
Meet astronauts, engineers and pilots!
The Michael P. Anderson Memorial Aerospace Program (MPA) at The Museum of Flight is named in honor of Washington native and payload commander of the Space Shuttle Columbia.
Participants will be enrolled in an interactive online learning website and invited to participate in MPA-sponsored events, the first being a full-day event at The Museum of Flight in February.
This program is for current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and is FREE!
Learn more, and register (registration closes on December 2) here https://www.museumofflight.org/Education/Explore-programs/memorial-program
Seattle JazzED is a non-profit music education organization in the Central District/Madison Valley. We’re dedicated to creating awesome opportunities for kids. Over 1300 students from 100+ schools come through our doors annually. You pay-what-you-can for any Seattle JazzED program, with free instrument loan assistance.
COLLEGE SUMMIT + AUDITION WORKSHOP – SATURDAY, OCT 26
Bellevue College Jazz Band director Jim Sisko will demystify the college audition experience for you. Learn how to set yourself apart from the competition, prepare for recorded and live auditions, and select the school that’s right for you. Parents welcome! Grades 9-12, all instruments and voice. Sliding scale fee. More info and list of participating colleges and universities at seattlejazzed.org/college-summit/
FALL JAZZ CLUBS
Advance your musical improvisation and theory knowledge in this 10-week class with Steve Treseler. Whatever musical level you’re at, there’s a Fall Jazz Club for you. Grades 4-12 with 1-2 years of playing experience (and singers!). More info at seattlejazzed.org/fall-jazz
JAZZED ENSEMBLES PLACEMENTS – SAT, NOV 16 & SUN, NOV 17
Play and perform in JazzED Big Bands under legendary local educators like Clarence Acox, Wayne Horvitz, Deb Schaaf, alongside dedicated students from the Seattle region. Advanced players looking for something different will want to try the New Works Ensemble with Wayne Horvitz. String players welcome in the JazzED Youth Orchestra. Top bands travel to New York City in the spring! Opportunities for grades 5-12. Sliding scale tuition. Rehearse Jan-May 2020. More info at seattlejazzed.org/ensembles
NINA SIMONE VOCAL ENSEMBLE PLACEMENTS – SATURDAY, NOV 16
Let your voice soar! As Nina Simone was known to do, we bring together a broad range of styles, but are always steeped in gospel and folk traditions. Directed by Shaina Shepherd, this soulful group uses harmony to explore American roots music. Grades 7-12. Sliding scale tuition. Rehearse Jan-May 2020. More info at seattlejazzed.org/vocal-ensemble
JAZZED DRUMLINE PLACEMENTS – SATURDAY, NOV 16
Have drumming experience? Be part of building a groove-based drumline on brand new Yamaha drums with director Tony Sodano (Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline). FUN is the operative word. We’ll be making the crowd move! Grades 7-12. Sliding scale tuition. Rehearse Jan-May 2020. More info at seattlejazzed.org/drumline