Crown Hill Neighborhood Garage Sale, July 11th 2015

The 9th Annual Crown Hill Neighborhood Garage Sale is Saturday, July 11th, 9-3. Check out the sales. Buy some lemonade. Have fun! Bring home some new-to-you treasures.

All over Crown Hill.

Lots of options for maps.
1) For your smart phone, try: tinyurl.com/crownhillgsale2015
2) To print out your own copy at home: crownhillneighbors.org/gsale/
3) To get a printed copy: Go to 9250 14th Ave NW, between 8:30 and noon and look for the green box on the planter to the left of the building entrance.

Best of luck and thanks for all the people who have listed sales.

Crown Hill Neighborhood Garage and Yard Sale, July 11, 2015, 9-3
Crown Hill Neighborhood Garage and Yard Sale, July 11, 2015, 9-3 — Click on map for interactive version.

9th Annual Crown Hill Neighborhood Garage and Yard Sale — Signups are open

9th Annual Crown Hill Neighborhood Garage and Yard Sale
When:
Saturday, July 11th, 9 AM to 3 PM
Where: All over Crown Hill

Crown Hill Neighborhood Garage and Yard Sale, July 11th, 9-3
Crown Hill Neighborhood Garage and Yard Sale, July 11th, 9-3

Garage sales fill that need to turn one person’s castoff into another’s treasure. Whether it’s baby clothes your high schooler outgrew years ago and a young family could use, or that bike that clutters your basement and someone without a car could use, or …. You get the idea. Start rounding up the stuff. Talk to your neighbors about doing a multi-family blowout sale with BBQ and a really festive atmosphere. See if the kids are up to selling lemonade, cookies, etc. to contribute to their iPad fund.

And put your dot on our map! The signup form is here: http://crownhillneighbors.org/gsale/signup.html

The map is here: http://crownhillneighbors.org/gsale

Signups are open until 5 PM on Friday, July 10th. We’ll get to updating the map soon after you post your information, but if you don’t see it within 24 hours, shoot us an e-mail with the details:
garagesale@crownhillneighbors.org

Crown Hill Neighbors has been organizing the annual garage sale since 2007! We were one of the first in Seattle to publish an online map of all the sale locations – something much copied about town. It’s a lot of fun to cruise the sales and talk to your neighbors if you don’t have the time to put together a sale.

Jump into Vegetable Gardening, 2015 edition, March 21st

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Hi neighbors!

Spring is on the way! Are you starting to get in the mood to grow some food?  If you are ready to try out a veggie garden for the first time or improve your gardening skillset, join us for “Jump into Vegetable Gardening!” on Saturday, March 21 from 10am – noon, hosted by City Grown Seattle, Crown Hill Neighbors and Crown Hill Center.
So whether you’re just starting, looking for new ideas, or have questions about what grows well in Seattle… this class is for you!
The location is Crown Hill Center, home to one of the City Grown Seattle veggie plots.  The address is:

Crown Hill Center
9250 14th Ave NW (just North of Holman Rd on 14th)
Room 4

This will include a classroom portion and some hands-on planting
We will cover a variety of basic topics to get you successfully producing veggies this season
We will be happy to answer your specific questions to the best of our ability!
Coffee and treats provided!
Veggie starts for sale
$5 to $10 suggested donation

RSVP requested but not required, to citygrownsea@gmail.com

See you there!

Emergency Preparedness Class

What:  SNAP Course
When: Monday, Nov 17th, 7 PM
Where: Crown Hill Center, 9250 14th Ave NW, Room 4

SNAP (Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare) is a program designed to help Seattle residents prepare for disasters. We are all pretty familiar with earthquakes, at least those of us who were around in 2001 for the Nisqually Earthquake. But we’re not all that prepared for a big earthquake like the 1700 Cascadia quake which is thought to be the largest earthquake in historical times in North America and one of those quakes is due to occur every 300 to 500 years or so. Emergency preparedness extends to other situations as well from the very small scale to the very large scale. Imagine a very large windstorm, or a freak snowstorm and power outage (like the one in 2006 that left much of Northern Seattle without power and passable roads for three to ten days), or a landslide or a massive eruption of Mt. Rainier or…. As recent disasters in other countries have shown, emergency preparedness can mean the difference between life and death.

We are truly lucky to live in a city with such a massive infrastructure of emergency responders, and facilities. However, in a large scale emergency, our response systems will be completely overwhelmed and we will be largely on our own for a few days to a week or more before the response can be effectively mobilized with help from the feds, the state, the military and surrounding areas.

You don’t need to acquire a massive diesel generator or amass a 1 year supply of emergency rations in your basement. Small, easily accomplished, simple steps can make the difference. The problem is we all put off doing the easy stuff (or even finding out what stuff is easy and effective) until another day.

We’re partnering with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management to offer a course in preparedness for everyone. This course has been honed over the years to include what makes sense in Seattle. This course is focused on what you can do in your home, and with your immediate neighbors to be actively prepared. There is an active community of volunteers who teach the course, and we have arranged for Cheryl Dyer from Loyal Heights to teach us. Cheryl has been active in emergency preparedness for several years, most recently spearheading a grant to create six emergency communication hubs in Ballard and Crown Hill.

This class will immediately follow our monthly Crown Hill Neighborhood Assn Board Meeting. The board meeting will be abbreviated to accommodate the class. You are welcome to come to the board meeting as well, and that begins at 6:30.

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