Community Calendar

Deadline for receiving Calendar items is Noon Wednesday for the following week’s Friday Tribune. Events are published based on timeliness and space available. Email submissions as soon as possible to: Items can be accepted from nonprofit groups and government agencies only. Others may call Tamara Chakos at 206.359.2248 for inclusion in our “Out & About” advertising column.

Fishermen’s Fall Festival
Fishermen’s Terminal
1900 W. Nickerson Street
Sat., Sept. 24, 11 a.m.– 6 p.m. Join us for a day of celebration, family fun, live musical performances, fishing information and education, The Festival celebrates the return of the North Pacific fishing fleet to the terminal, works to increase the public’s knowledge of the importance of the fishing industry as well as Fishermen’s Terminal to Seattle while raising money for the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial Foundation. Admission to the Festival is free. Proceeds from the activities within the Festival are donated to the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial Foundation to assist families of fishers lost at sea. For more information visit

Jim Page and Friends Music Jam & Sing Along
Ballard Commons Park
5701 22nd Ave. N.W.
Sat., Sept. 24, Noon–2 p.m. Arts in the Parks! Presents: Jim Page and Friends Music Jam & Sing Along. Jim Page, Internationally recognized songwriter, story teller and balladeer. For more info visit

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead: Family Science Night
Seattle Public Library (Greenwood branch)
8016 Greenwood Ave. N.
Tues., Sept. 27, 6–7 p.m. Families with children ages 5 and up are invited to drop-in for activities arranged around science, technology, engineering, art and mathematical (STEAM) themes. This STEAM event will explore the science behind sound and music. Children will create their own maracas and tambourines, and learn how to craft a cup that imitates the sound of a chicken. Free and open to the public. For more information call 206.684.4086.

Salmon Bay Eagles Music
5216 20th Ave. N.W.
Thurs–Sat., September, 8 p.m.–12 a.m., No Cover. Sept Music: Thurs. 22, Chris Stevens Band – Blues; Fri. 23 and Sat. 24, Kamioke; Thurs. 29, Whitman Blues Jam; Fri. 30, Dream Chasers – Pop Music.

Ballard Salmon Tree Walk
Meet at the corner of
11th Ave. N.W. and N.W. 58th St.
Sat., Oct. 1, 10–11 a.m. Come learn about the beautiful trees of Ballard with Tree Ambassadors Bob and Erin as we walk through a neighborhood that once served as a salmon spawning stream. While the forest has changed significantly since then, you will still find the trees just as captivating, and Ballard all the more enchanting. For more information email or call 206.615.1668.

Salmon Bay Eagles
5216 20th Ave. N.W.
Sat., Oct. 1, 5–10 p.m., Dirndls and lederhosen, burlesque and beer! The Salmon Bay Eagles are at it again with their Third Annual Oktoberfest, this time with MORE burlesque, MORE brewers, plus CIDER! Enjoy brews from 13 local breweries and cider-makers, wieners, pretzels, live music and burlesque performances. Your $17 admission includes full access to main stage burlesque performances, live music throughout the evening, and three drink tokens good for one 5-oz. taste each. More tokens will be available for $2 each at the event (cash preferred). All proceeds of this event will be donated to Teen Feed. Teen Feed works with the community to offer support to meet basic needs, build strong relationships, and ally with homeless youth as they meet their future off the streets. Buy your tickets now at Brown Paper Tickets and get to this hidden gem of a fest! As this is a 21+ event, you’ll need your state-issued picture ID for entry. No ticket refunds. This is a membership drive of the Salmon Bay Eagles, Aerie 2141.

Candidate Forum on Climate and the Environment
Peddler Brewing Company
1514 NW Leary Way
Tues., Oct. 4, 7 p.m. Pramila Jayapal and Brady Walkinshaw, candidates for Washington’s 7th Congressional District, discuss some of the most important issues to the Pacific Northwest region and the world. Bring your questions for the candidates about climate change, carbon pricing, renewable energy, transportation, green jobs, and more. Moderated by Seattle Times Environment Reporter Lynda Mapes. This event is free and open to the public.

Leif Erikson Day
Leif Erikson Hall
Sons of Norway
2245 NW 57th Street
Sun., Oct. 9, 5 p.m. Celebrate Leif Erikson, the first European discoverer of Vinland (North America). We are also raising funds to support the Leif Erikson Building Association in its efforts to make major repairs and needed upgrades to our building which now celebrates 30 years in the heart of Ballard. The evening includes a baked potato bar with all the fixings and maybe even some pickled herring, entertainment, music, history of the hall and Leif Erikson, and greetings from the President of Leif Erikson Building Association Bjarne Varnes, fundraising silent auction, and more. All this for $20, payable in advance with tickets in the office or Brown Paper Tickets For more information visit or call 206.783.1274.

110th Leif Erikson Lodge Bazaar
Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001,
Sons of Norway
2245 N.W. 57th St.
Sat., Oct. 22, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 23, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Help us celebrate 110 years of bazaars. Have some family fun while enjoying Nordic food from our tastefully designed sandwiches to the delicate krumkake cone and the hearty ertesuppe/peasoup, lapskaus/lamb stew, and rømmegrøt, a silky sour cream porridge and also delicious Norwegian desserts in our Bakeri/Bakery. Good, strong Norwegian coffee is served all day! For more information visit, or call 206.783.1274.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group
Swedish Medical Center, Ballard
5300 Tallman Ave. N.W.
Third Sat. of month, 10:30 a.m.–Noon. Free. Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Info: Linda Whiteside, 206.529.3875.

Alzheimer’s Cafe
Monthly Meeting
Stage Door Cafe, Taproot Theatre
208 N. 85th St.
Second Tues. of month, 3:30–5 p.m. The Alzheimer’s Cafe provides an opportunity to get out and socialize in a safe environment. No judgement or expectations—just support. There is no cost other than the food that is ordered. Parking available in the lot behind the Taproot. This is a program of the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Greenwood Senior Center. For info: Carin Mack at 206.230.0166.

The Market Street Singers
Ballard Senior Center
5429 32nd Ave. N.W.
Every Tues., 7 p.m. The Market Street Singers is a non-audition community choir. We’re always open to new members, particularly tenors and basses. For more information isit

Exercise Class at Leif Erikson Lodge
2245 N.W. 57th St.
Every Wed., 10–10:45 a.m., 45-minute light workout that includes aerobics, strength training, coordination, balance and brainpower. $3 fee per class attended, walk-ins welcome and open to the public.

Free Nia Fitness Class
Amazing Grace Spiritual Center
2007 N.W. 61st St.
Every Fri., 10–11 a.m. Suitable for all ages and all fitness levels, the first class is free. Nia is a barefoot fitness fusion blending martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts, along with world music sounds into an hour fitness fusion that is geared for “everybody.” Practiced globally, Nia is designed to work with everybody and every fitness level. Contact Deborah at

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