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Maple Leaf Events Calendar

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    • Afternoon in Paris with Marie Laurencin Workshop for Teens
      Early Masters, 8815 Roosevelt Way N.E.
      Apr 3, 3:30am - Apr 3, 6:30am
      Marie Laurencin was a talented lady in a man’s world—the “Picasso Gang” at the Bateau Lavoir, (the hangout for artists in the Montmartre district of Paris). Known as the “Cubist Muse,” she simplified her forms under the Fauvist influence. She preferred a palette of pastel tones of grays and pinks and painted portraits of very famous Parisian figures (including Mademoiselle Coco!). Gorgeous! Come discover the style of this little known but magnificent woman artist in this special workshop just for teens at Early Masters!

      Ages 12-15. $65, includes high quality materials for wall ready art!

    • Eckstein Band Rummage Sale
      3003 N.E. 75th St.
      Apr 4, 9:00am - Apr 4, 3:00pm
      The Annual Eckstein Band Rummage Sale is Saturday, April 4th, 2015.

      Your donations will make this event a success. Please save clothing in wearable condition, household items, books and music, furniture, toys, games and puzzles, sporting equipment and any other re-sellable items for the sale.

      On Friday, April 3rd bring your donations to the Eckstein cafeteria between 1:30 and 4:00 pm. The cafeteria's entrance faces the garden in the east parking lot.

      Mark your calendar and come to the Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 4th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be great deals to be had, baked goods, and music from our very own jazz combos.

      This sale is a fundraiser. Monies raised from the rummage sale go directly to the Eckstein music program and are used to help offset some of the cost of off-campus music performances, repair damaged instruments and provide scholarship to children who needs assistance. Our goal is to make music accessible to everyone.

      Thank you for supporting The Eckstein Bands!

      Contacts: Sarah Fulton ( and Maggie Sweeney (

      We are unable to accept unassembled furniture, car seats or strollers
    • April general meeting of the Maple Leaf Community Council
      Olympic View Elementary School, 504 N.E. St.
      Apr 29, 7:00pm - Apr 29, 9:00pm
      Our April meeting is always one of our most important because each April we elect community members to our Executive Board -- the group charged with representing Maple Leaf to city, county, state, and national leaders. For more details, see the January community newsletter and/or our Bylaws

      We will also hear another briefing from Aegis Living, the company redeveloping the Waldo Hospital site.

      Stay tuned for more agenda items, but you can expect we'll be making updates on the developments on 8th NE north of the Beaver Pond as well as transportation issues