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Celebrate your neighbors on Feb. 9

Posted by Mai Ling on February 4th, 2013

We know how much Maple Leaf likes to celebrate its neighbors, so we wanted to make sure you knew about the next excuse to gather: Neighbor Appreciation Day on Saturday, Feb. 9.

The 19th annual Seattle-wide celebration is designated as a day “to reach out to neighbors, create new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live,” according to a news release from the city.

It recommends these ideas for participation:

  • Plan an activity for your neighborhood such as a block party, potluck, or work party. The Neighbor Appreciation Day website provides ideas, tools, resources, and templates to help community members organize an activity. Once scheduled, the event can be posted to the events calendar.
  • Attend one of the many community activities listed on the events calendar. Many Seattle Fire stations along with Seattle parks and neighborhoods are hosting celebrations and work parties.
  • Send Neighbor Appreciation Day e-cards to your neighbors. The selection features artwork from past winners of the Neighbor Appreciation Day Student Art Contest.
  • Share a story or two about your favorite neighbors. Community members can post stories about great neighbors or their neighborhood.

Do you have plans to celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day?

UPDATE: Among activities planned in Maple Leaf is a Feet First Stairway Walk described below:

Nature, urban art and environmental design – this tour of Seattle stairs has it all! We’ll visit Thornton Creek, the biggest year-round stream in Seattle, provides a running theme: you’ll cross and re-cross it; view it bank-side and from tree-canopy height. And you’ll see how it’s been re-engineered by both humans and animals (yup, beavers)!

Walk Leader: Founder and publisher of Outdoors NWCarolyn Price

Numbers: 4.7 miles: 326 steps down, 136 steps up

When: All walks start at 10 am on Saturday, February 9. Please RSVP for detailed instructions about the meet up location.



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