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News roundup: Cafe adds dinner, job fair, junior naturalists needed, more election drop boxes, neighborhood walking tour

May 3rd, 2016 · No Comments

In-Season Café, 6412 Phinney Ave. N., has expanded to dinner service Tuesday through Saturday. New hours are 4-9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The café offers brunch on the weekends.

Woodland Park Zoo is sending its three young lions — brothers Tandie, Gandia and Mandla — to the Oakland Zoo soon.

The Opportunities Job Fair is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday at CenturyLink Field Event Center, where youth 16-24 years old can interview with 40 top companies like Starbucks, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Alaska Airlines and T-Mobile. Register online to attend.

Seattle Audubon is looking for teens entering grades 10-12 to be Junior Naturalists at summer camps. Time commitment is a minimum of two weeks, for approximately 30 hours per week, between June 27 and early September.

A Chicago band called Majungus has released two songs about Ballard and Fremont after one of its members vacationed here. Phinney Ridge also gets a mention at the very beginning of the song “Fremont Troll.”

The King County Council will add ballot Drop Boxes throughout the county, to make it easier for people to drop off their ballots without having to pay for a stamp. Two new Drop Boxes will be installed closer to our neighborhood: at the Broadview Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave N., and Green Lake Library, 7364 East Green Lake Dr. N. The Ballard Library’s Drop Box, at the corner of NW 57th Street and 22nd Avenue NW, will be replaced.

In crime news, someone broke into American Dance Institute at North 80th Street and Greenwood Avenue North last month, stealing a laptop, printer and some checks. Then someone tried unsuccessfully to break in another time. Owner Elizabeth Chayer tells us the studio has been targeted a total of three times in two months. She said it looks like they used a screwdriver to try to gain entry. If anyone has any information or has experienced a break-in or attempted break-in with a similar M.O., please call Elizabeth Chayer at 206-391-0989 to share what you know.

This weekend is the annual Jane’s Walk, an international festival of free, volunteer-led neighborhood walking tours in honor of urban activist Jane Jacobs. Puget Sound-area walks are coordinated by Feet First. In our neighborhood, Jan Satterthwaite will lead N.W. Seattle Habitat Crawl, starting at 10 a.m. at West Woodland Elementary. The tour will last about an hour-and-a-half.

Take a walking journey in N.W. Seattle, looking at how the built and natural environment shapes the experience of wildlife and people sharing our neighborhoods. Together we will discover unique local plants of use for wildlife and share wildlife experience stories. We will kick start our habitat crawl at the West Woodland Elementary playground rain garden. From there we will walk approximately 4 blocks to the East Ballard rain gardens on 11th Avenue NW/57th Street. From there we will walk about 12 blocks to 11th Ave Street End Park and then circle back to West Woodland Elementary. The grade is flat most of the way, so our habitat crawl should be easy for most salamander and small mammal-types.

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