Meadowbrook Community Council

Supporting community spirit and creating a connected environment in NE Seattle's Meadowbrook community and surrounding neighborhoods.

Community Event-LIVE in D5!!

Message from Councilmember Debra Juarez
You might have heard me or my staff talking about a District 5 arts and culture event recently, if you haven’t consider this your official invitation! This is the first ever councilmember led (and district specific) event that we are hosting.

I will be hosting a free community celebration of arts and culture in Seattle’s North-end this Saturday afternoon from 1-5pm at Hubbard Homestead Park (the one behind the Target on Northgate Way). We are partnering with the Seattle Drum School and Music Center of the Northwest to bring local live music to Hubbard Homestead Park. The event includes:
• Live music from local musicians
• Free tacos Taqueria Los Chilangos, for the first 200 people
• Cash beer garden featuring Fremont Brewing Company
• Activities for children
• Vendors and information booths – Thank you to all the city departments who are coming out!
• PokemonGo Lures
• Incredible weather forecast
• Voter registration, courtesy of The Washington Bus


Meaningful Movies-February 13, 2015

Shady Chocolate Business

Friday, February 13, 2015, 7 P.M.WMM-flyer-February2015

Jubilee Hall, Our Lady of the Lake Church
8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle

Shady Chocolate Business (45 min, 2012) is a documentary film about child slavery on the cocoa plantations in the Ivory Coast and Ghana, about the multinationals in the chocolate industry that benefit from inexpensive cocoa beans, and about good-practices certification agencies that provide their seal of approval to some chocolate products. Some 800,000 children are estimated to work the cocoa supply chain. The documentary quotes an industry spokesperson who “asserts that the world’s biggest companies spend millions of dollars helping the children on the plantations to better lives–that more than 40 programs of education, the building of schools, hospital construction etc. are in operation in the Ivory Coast. But is this true? [ catalogue].” Shady Chocolate Business will be paired, if license permission is granted, with a CNN documentary called Cocoa-nomics (25 min, 2014), a report from their worthwhile anti-slavery documentary series “CNN Freedom Project.” Valentines Day is coming up. Chocolate and now its sourcing should be on our minds.

Please join us for the film’s showing. It’s FREE and open to the public! Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Parking is available on NE 89th and NE 90th streets. The film begins at 7:00 P.M with a facilitated community discussion to follow.

More information at:
Sponsored by the Wedgwood Justice and Peace Coalition

Wedgwood Meaningful Movie 1/9/2015


Friday, January 9, 2015, 7 P.M. Doors open at 6:30PM

to be shown in
Jubilee Hall, Our Lady of the Lake Church
8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle
(entrance at the NE 89th St. and 35th Ave. NE corner of the building)

Fixing Juvie Justice (57 min, 2013) is a documentary film about “restorative” or “transformative” justice. When youth are involved in conflict, harm, and “crimes,” are jails, prisons, and punishments the only options? “Fixing Juvie Justice” introduces us to some remarkable alternatives being used in Baltimore, Maryland and New Zealand. These alternatives are forms of “transformative / restorative justice” originating with the Maori people that we are just beginning to learn about, although they have been the practice of indigenous cultures for thousands of years. This new movement focuses on community building and criminal justice. Our discussion will consider what effect ‘fixing juvie justice’ might have in Seattle and King County.

Please join us for the film’s showing. It’s FREE and open to the public! Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Parking is available on NE 89th and NE 90th streets. The film begins at 7:00 P.M with a facilitated community discussion to follow.

More information at:
Sponsored by the Wedgwood Justice and Peace Coalition

Night Out Against Crime — Tuesday, August 5th

Dear Community Friends,

As you may know the 30th Annual Night Out Against Crime is taking place on TUESDAY, AUGUST 5th, 2014. Registration for the event is still available via the following link:

Night Out Seattle

August 5, 2014

National Night Out is a great opportunity for neighbors to reconnect and additionally meet any new neighbors. Getting to know your neighbors is one of the most effective tools in preventing crime.

On the National Night Out registration form, you are given the opportunity to close down the street. Please remember, in order to legally close the street you must be registered. Remember to never block the intersection! Please do not use a vehicle as a barricade to close your street. Your neighbors arriving home and emergency vehicles may need to transit your block.

We look forward to seeing you at Night Out, 2014.

Thank you,

Elizabeth Scott
Crime Prevention Coordinator
North Precinct

2013 PIONEER DAYS August 2-3, 2013

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2013 Lake City Pioneer Days
A Summer Festival of Fun
August 2-3, 2013

Salmon Bake at Lake City Community Center
August 2-3, 2013 12PM-6PM
We’ve freshened up the menu and added International Dancing to this essential part of the Pioneer Days tradition! Eat inside and have a dance or take your meal out to seating in the park.

Street Festival!
August 3 10AM-6PM
The new footprint for our 2013 Street Festival stretches four blocks on NE 125th and wraps the fun around Albert Davis Park. On 28th Ave NE is the Food Fare. Veer right for the pony rides. Seattle Gymnastics is bringing back the mats for tumbling fun.

Follow the music into the park for family seating, the Beer Garden (opens at noon!) and live entertainment (with more seating) on the grass.

This will be a Festival like never seen before!

Vintage Car Show at Lake City Professional Center
August 10AM-4PM

Always a favorite at the festival, show cars start arriving at 8:30 AM to register and find their perch for the day on NE 125th and in the lot behind Lake City Professional Center. Be sure to swing by, take a look, have a chat, and for those of a certain age, reminisce among these beauties. Awards are presented at 4PM.

Rotary Kid’s Parade
Generations of kids have strutted down Lake City Way in the Kid’s Parade. Bring yours to Wells Fargo at 135th & Lake City Way at 5PM. Check back here soon for the costume categories this year!

Grand Performance Parade
7 PM
Bring the family, bring dinner and sit back to enjoy the parade! Clowns and Cowboys (our own Lake City Vigilantes), Pirates, Drums and Drill Teams. It’s the final parade of the year for Seafair and we do it up right! Settle in along the route, (Lake City Way from 130th to 123rd) and enjoy.

Get involved with the Festival this year!!

Happy Birthday, America!

From your Meadowbrook Community Council

My favorite holiday is The Fourth of July. United States of America It’s certainly the least complicated – nothing to do but enjoy the sights and sounds of friends and family while relaxing in the comfort that comes from being of like-kind: we are all friends, we are all family and we are all Americans.

Try as we might (and we’ve tried mightily over the years) to destroy the dream that is the United States of America, the dream continues because America, with all it’s faults, rests upon a bedrock of beliefs that simply cannot and will never be undone. Those ideas are wonderfully articulated within the Declaration of Independence. Ideas are strong things.

People laugh at me when I mention that on The Fourth of July, I wake up, grab my morning coffee, retire to the backyard and read the Declaration of Independence. But I do. And each year I’m newly amazed at it’s simple elegance.

John Adams, not known for being “the life of the party”, declared his vision for all 4th of July’s to come.

The Second Day of July 1776 [the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 2 – however, it was not printed until July 4, hence our day of celebration], will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.

(The Book of Abigail and John: Selected Letters of the Adams Family, 1762-1784, Harvard University Press, 1975, 142).

So go, let’s have some fun this 4th of July!

I’ve included a link to a web site about the Declaration of Independence here.Declaration of Independence For some of you, perusing a US History website is not how you prefer to spend your time and I get that. But I prefer that you not go away empty-handed so I’ve cut and pasted my favorite part of the document below. One sentence. 55 words. Enjoy!

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Author: Roland A. Vierra
Reprinted with permission