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Maple Leaf Events Calendar

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    • Nathan Hale High School Night at the Mariners
      Safeco Field
      Apr 22, 7:00pm - Apr 22, 10:00pm
      SAVE THE DATE FOR HALE NIGHT AT THE MARINERS! Wednesday, April 22 at Safeco Field 7:10 p.m.
      Discount tickets to the Mariners!

      $15 each (regular $20) Nathan Hale Sports Boosters gets to keep $5 from every ticket sold.

      Wednesday, April 22 at Safeco Field at 7:10 p.m.

      Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros

      Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros, Ceremonial First Pitch by Nathan Hale alum and two-time Olympian Jordan Malloch. The Nathan Hale High School Sports Boosters invite you to support Nathan Hale Athletics by purchasing discounted tickets to Hale Night at the Mariners! This fun community-wide event is the Nathan Hale Sports Boosters’ biggest fundraiser of the year! Tickets: $15 each (a $20 value!) The Boosters earn $5 for each ticket sold. These are great seats, roughly behind home plate on the view level. Payment options:

      By check: payable to Nathan Hale Sports Boosters. Download an order form from halesports.org (or pick one up in the Main Office) and mail it with your check to Sara Addicott, 7341 – 18th Ave NE, Seattle, 98115 (preferable) or drop off in the Main Office in an envelope marked NH SPORTS BOOSTERS. Tickets will be mailed to you.

      By credit card: call Sara Addicott at 206-713-3433 to pay over the phone.

      In person: Buy from any team’s Booster Rep. Go Raiders, and Go Mariners!

      Questions: Sara Addicott sara.addicott@gmail.com or Coach Keith Bosley keith.bosley@comcast.ne
    • Olympic View Elementary Plant Sale
      504 N.E. 95th St.
      Apr 24, 9:00am - Apr 24, 7:00pm

    • Olympic View Elementary Plant Sale
      504 N.E. 95th St.
      Apr 25, 9:00am - Apr 25, 5:00pm

    • 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
    • Master Gardener annual Plant Sale
      UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St.
      May 2, 9:00am - May 2, 4:00pm
      2015 King County Master Gardener Plant Sale will be Sat. May 2, and Sun. May 3. Find plants from Master Gardeners and specialty growers, get free garden design consultations and quick tips, mini-seminars about growing veggies and herbs, personal shopping advice from experienced Master Gardeners, information booths about pruning, natives, roses, and bees by local organizations. Select garden art and more from select vendors. See the veggie catalogs and tomato list at http://mgfkc.org/plant-sale.

      Find it all at UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle.

      Shop ahead of the crowds at the Preview Party fundraiser on Fri. May 1. Pick plants as you enjoy fresh creations from local chefs. Join Ciscoe Morris as he bestows the Golden Brussels Sprouts Award, and Celebrity Chef Roy Breiman, as he bestows the Chef's Choice Award, along with local garden authors Marianne Binetti and Bill Thorness. Get tickets early at http://mgfkc.org/plant-sale-preview-party. All proceeds benefit the Master Gardener Foundation of King County and the local Master Gardeners.

      Rain or shine, we hope to see you and help you start the best garden ever this year.
    • FRIENDS OF THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE MAY 2 & 3
      North Seattle College, 9600 College Way N.
      May 2, 9:00am - May 2, 5:00pm
      Thousands of items will be up for sale to the public at bargain prices at the 2015 Friends of The Seattle Public Library Spring Book Sale, scheduled for May 2 and 3.

      The book sale is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 2 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 3 at the North Seattle College, 9600 College Way N. The sale will be held in Rooms CC1161 & the old cafeteria, located in the College Center building. Enter from the south side of the campus.

      Free parking is available, and the college is served by Metro routes 16, 40, 345 and 346.

      Items for sale will include fiction and nonfiction books for all ages, CDs, DVDs, audio books and collectible books. Items will sell for $1 to $3. All items will sell for half-price on Sunday. Attendees are encouraged to bring a reusable bag or wheeled suitcase for their purchases.

      "Book sale proceeds help to support critical educational classes and initiatives," said Alice Springer, book sale director for the Friends of The Seattle Public Library. "Thanks to the success of last year's sales, the Friends were able to fund the Library’s 2015 classes to assist job seekers and popular youth and early learning activities."
    • FRIENDS OF THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE MAY 2 & 3
      North Seattle College, 9600 College Way N.
      May 3, 9:00am - May 3, 4:00pm
      Thousands of items will be up for sale to the public at bargain prices at the 2015 Friends of The Seattle Public Library Spring Book Sale, scheduled for May 2 and 3.

      The book sale is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 2 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 3 at the North Seattle College, 9600 College Way N. The sale will be held in Rooms CC1161 & the old cafeteria, located in the College Center building. Enter from the south side of the campus.

      Free parking is available, and the college is served by Metro routes 16, 40, 345 and 346.

      Items for sale will include fiction and nonfiction books for all ages, CDs, DVDs, audio books and collectible books. Items will sell for $1 to $3. All items will sell for half-price on Sunday. Attendees are encouraged to bring a reusable bag or wheeled suitcase for their purchases.

      "Book sale proceeds help to support critical educational classes and initiatives," said Alice Springer, book sale director for the Friends of The Seattle Public Library. "Thanks to the success of last year's sales, the Friends were able to fund the Library’s 2015 classes to assist job seekers and popular youth and early learning activities."
    • Master Gardener annual Plant Sale
      UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St.
      May 3, 11:00am - May 3, 3:00pm
      2015 King County Master Gardener Plant Sale will be Sat. May 2, and Sun. May 3. Find plants from Master Gardeners and specialty growers, get free garden design consultations and quick tips, mini-seminars about growing veggies and herbs, personal shopping advice from experienced Master Gardeners, information booths about pruning, natives, roses, and bees by local organizations. Select garden art and more from select vendors. See the veggie catalogs and tomato list at http://mgfkc.org/plant-sale.

      Find it all at UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle.

      Shop ahead of the crowds at the Preview Party fundraiser on Fri. May 1. Pick plants as you enjoy fresh creations from local chefs. Join Ciscoe Morris as he bestows the Golden Brussels Sprouts Award, and Celebrity Chef Roy Breiman, as he bestows the Chef's Choice Award, along with local garden authors Marianne Binetti and Bill Thorness. Get tickets early at http://mgfkc.org/plant-sale-preview-party. All proceeds benefit the Master Gardener Foundation of King County and the local Master Gardeners.

      Rain or shine, we hope to see you and help you start the best garden ever this year.
    • Mother's Day Painting and Art History Workshop
      Early Masters, 8815 Roosevelt Way N.E.
      May 4, 4:00pm - May 4, 6:30pm
      Make a Masterpiece for Mom


      Our annual workshop that’s always a sensation with students and moms alike! This Mother's Day, you could receive a beautiful painting wrapped (of course) and ready for the wall. A masterpiece made by your very own artist and presented to you with pride and love.

      Ya can’t buy that at Sotheby’s.


      Two workshops to choose from:

      May 4, 4-6:30pm

      May 7, 4-6:30pm



      Ages 7 and Up.

      $55



    • Mother's Day Painting and Art History Workshop
      Early Masters, 8815 Roosevelt Way N.E.
      May 7, 4:00pm - May 7, 6:30pm
      Make a Masterpiece for Mom


      Our annual workshop that’s always a sensation with students and moms alike! This Mother's Day, you could receive a beautiful painting wrapped (of course) and ready for the wall. A masterpiece made by your very own artist and presented to you with pride and love.

      Ya can’t buy that at Sotheby’s.


      Two workshops to choose from:

      May 4, 4-6:30pm

      May 7, 4-6:30pm



      Ages 7 and Up.

      $55



    • Fridamania! Frida Kahlo Painting & Art History Workshop
      Early Masters, 8815 Roosevelt Way N.E.
      May 14, 4:00pm - May 14, 6:30pm
      Kids love Frida Kahlo's flamboyant style but Frida was more than colorful clothes and exotic pets. We’ll channel this incredible artist by making a stunning masterpiece in the spirit of “Fridamania.”

      Frida has always been a SUPER popular program at Early Masters. We’ll have a new and exciting workshop planned for those Frida-crazed repeat fans.


      May 14, 4-6:30

      ages 8+

      $55