News from the  Ballard Alliance
Serving Seattle's Ballard Community since 1927
SEPTEMBER 9th, 2018 
       Westside Seattle
       My Ballard 
Upcoming Events

SEP 1 - NOV 30
Mudhouse Coffee Residency @ His Word Found Here
SEP 1-30
Swanson's Nursery Fall Sale @ Swanson's Nursery
3rd Quarter Rate Payer Advisory Board Meeting @ Commons At Ballard
Be More Kind Day @ Seattle
Ballard ArtWalk @ Ballard
SEP 11
Dogs of Ballard Dog Show @ Ballard Commons Park
SEP 12
Ballard District Council Meeting @ Sunset Hill Community Assc Clubhouse
SEP 12
Pun Slam @ Peddler Brewing Company
SEP 13
Central Ballard Residents Association General Meeting @ Merrill Gardens
SEP 15
SEP 15
Ballard Oktoberfest @ Populuxe Brewing/Lucky Envelope Brewing/Stoup Brewing/Reuben's Brews
SEP 15
Interwoven: The Blended Heritage of Nordics and Native Peoples @ Nordic Museum
SEP 17
Sound Transit Community Workshop @ Ballard Eagleson VFW
SEP 18
Ballard Alliance Breakfast Workshop @ Merrill Gardens
SEP 18
Planet Fitness Grand Opening @ Planet Fitness Aurora Ave N
SEP 19 Get Plugged Into Ballard @ Lucky Envelope Brewing
SEP 20 Monster: Art, Clothing & Gifts 10th Anniversary Party @ Monster: Art, Clothing & Gifts
SEP 22 15th Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival @ Ballard Commons Park
SEP 22 Electric NoNo EP Release @ Sunset Tavern
SEP 27
Alliance After Hours hosted by Uphill Designs Co. @ Uphill Desgins Co.
SEP 27
St. Jude Walk/Run Seattle, Thank You Party @ Peddler Brewing Company
Our Ballard
The Ballard Alliance is pleased to dive right into more engaging programs this coming season. We have a number of programs slated to help our members connect with the community, network with members, become more engaged with important topics impacting the neighborhood and, of course, some fun. As we roll into a very busy time of year for many, we have compiled our upcoming programs and events to help you build out your schedule this Autumn. 
October will be stocked with events and activities happening around the neighborhood.  The Ballard Alliance has two events that deserve reserving some space on your calendar for: Ballard Alliance Luncheon with special guest, Port of Seattle Commissioner Peter Steinbrueck at Rays on October 16th (invitation and registration link coming soon)  and an Alliance After Hours hosted by New Seasons Market on October 25th. Once again our generous and fun-loving restaurant and store owners will be sharing treats with the littlest Ballard goblins at  Trick or Treat in Ballard on October 31st.
Please be sure to register or RSVP to let us know you are attending any or all of these events. Check your inbox soon for invitations to October's Ballard Alliance events. If you have questions about upcoming Ballard Alliance events and programs, please contact Anndrea Dohring

Senator Reuven Carlyle
The Central Ballard Residents Association (CBRA) meeting will take place on September 13, 2018 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Merrrill Gardens, 2418 NW 56th St, Seattle, WA 98107. 

The guest speaker at this meeting will be  Senator Reuven Carlyle who represents the 36th District. This meeting is open to the public but click here if you would like to learn more about CBRA membership and what the organization does for the neighborhood.

The Ballard District Council meeting will take place on September 12, 2018 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Sunset Hill Community Association Clubhouse.

September's agenda will focus on public safety and homelessness outreach. Guest speakers from Ballard Alliance and the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program will describe new programs underway in our area. All are welcome to attend and learn more about the work the Ballard Alliance, REACH and LEAD are doing in the neighborhood to address public safety and homelessness issues impacting our upper left corner of Seattle. 

The Ballard District Council invites you to bring your questions, and invite other Ballard residents and local business people to this informative meeting.

The Ballard Alliance and Sustainable Ballard have added a toiletry drive to this month's Get Plugged Into Ballard event. We received numerous inquiries from our neighbors on ways they could help our Outreach Case Manager, Paige Killinger with her work in Ballard. Providing Paige with some much needed items before winter is a great tool for her to use to connect with her clients. 

If you are unable to attend the Get Plugged Into Ballard (GPIB) event or just want to drop off your items at a time that is convenient for you, some of our community partners have graciously created drop boxes at their locations. 
Specific items requested include:  hand warmers/feet warmers,  protein bars/cereal bars,  tube socks,  hand sanitizer /moist towelettes ,  men's and women's undergarments ,  sleeping bags, t ravel size toiletries ,  dry shampoo ,  lice kits ,  first aid kits and b ottled water. Bringing an item for the toiletry drive is not required to attend GPIB. There will be a complementary beverage to the first 100 attendees. We look forward to seeing you at Lucky Envelope Brewing on September 19th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.!
New owner of Kick It Boutique, Lauren Buehner
We wanted to take the opportunity to wish Angela Rae the best and thank her for all the care and support over the past 12 years as the owner and operator of Kick It Boutique. Angela sold her business to fashion executive, Lauren Buehner on September 1st. 

Angela is excited to pass the baton to Lauren who brings 15 years executive retail management from Macys and Nordstrom, and more recently running a successful personal styling business and special events company called A Perfect Look, LLC.

"I am grateful for our customers, the Ballard community and the Ballard Alliance in helping us to grow this business to become a well-loved apparel shop for locals and visitors alike. It is thrilling to be able to hand off the keys to someone as talented and fashion-savvy as Lauren. She is going to take Kick It to the next level!" said Angela Rae.

Stop by the shop and welcome Lauren to the neighborhood and see what she has in store for Kick It! 


Time for a coffee break! Every three months His Word Found Here coffee shop will feature a new domestic roaster from somewhere in the United States. Try one of their featured roasts and discover the care they take in finding the best coffee for their customers. 

On September 1st, Mudhouse from South Carolina joined the rotation as one of their three residences. Stay tuned to find out what they have in store for October's lineup. They will be introducing two new roasters to their residency program.

5404 22nd Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Congratulations to Monster: Art, Clothing & Gifts on their tenth anniversary. There is nothing awkward about running a successful business in Seattle for the past 10 years so hipp hipp hurra to Monster! Show your support by attending their 10th Anniversary Party on September 20th from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

They have all sorts of quirky fun in store to celebrate their milestone.  Monster: Art, Clothing & Gifts 10th Anniversary Party is going to be totally awesome with s wag bags filled with free loot - including limited edition stickers (given out to the first 200 attendees) and at 10 p.m., ten gift bags stuffed with great prizes will be given away to ten lucky people. Enjoy snacks, drinks, music, coloring and more!

Ten of Monster's favorite artists have been invited to create a piece of work incorporating the squid from Monster's logo. Monster will be  hosting a coloring contest with prizes of $100 and $50 gift cards. Pick up a coloring page and entry form at the store or download a smaller version from their website.

MONSTER: ART, CLOTHING & GIFTS |  5000 20th AVE NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Atlas Travel Wear will help prepare your fall wardrobe with comfy and sophisticated clothing by Sympli at their upcoming truck show on Sept 15th from 1 - 7 p.m.   

Find your perfect travel clothing and wardrobe builders from this fantastic Canadian clothing brand! Join them in meeting the Sympli representative and receive 10% off all your Sympli purchases for the day. 

Also, enter a chance to win a free item! Sympli and the brands that Atlas Travel Wear carries are clothes made to move with you, where ever you go! 

1:00 - 7:00 P.M.
5337 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107


Ballard Alliance member, Planet Fitness on Aurora has a Grand Opening celebration planned and you are invited! Join them as they official open the newly remodeled space on Tuesday, September 18th from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend and guests will have the chance to win a 55" Smart TV, Amazon Echo,Garmin Watch and more!

Enjoy food and giveaways at this exciting event for Planet Fitness and North Seattle gym enthusiasts!

Due to weather conditions and in the best interest of participants and their pets, we had to make the decision to postpone the Dogs of Ballard Dog Show but we are pleased to announce that we were able to work with all particpating parties and reschedule the event for Tuesday, September 11th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.. 

All of the spots on the contestants list are filled but you are most welcome to attend with your furry companion and meet your canine neighbors.

If you have registered your dog  as a contestant, please check in at that Visit Ballard booth before the event starts. 

This is the last event in our Summer in the Park series and we do hope you have enjoyed the summer's park programming in Ballard Commons Park produced by the Ballard Alliance. This event was made possible by our generous sponsors: All the Best Pets, Sunset Hill Veterinary and Rehab, 
Check out the full list of this month's artists and venues at The Ballard ArtWalk is a monthly celebration of the arts in our neighborhood and produced by the Ballard Alliance with the support of our local business community. Add the Second Saturday Ballard ArtWalk to this weekend's plans! 

6:00 - 9:00 P.M.


Are you a member of the Ballard Alliance or a business within the Ballard Improvement Are a? If you answered yes to the aforementioned question, please take advantage of creating a business listing on our site. If you have already listed your business, thank you! 

At the bottom of every page of the website is a Submit Your Event and Submit Your Business button. We are continuing to encourage our members to take advantage of this benefit and showcase their business or services to our visitors. Submitting an event to our online event calendar is another benefit of your membership and there are a number of categories to list your event under. Help us share all of Ballard's great shops, restaurants and service providers with users. For more information or questions please feel free to contact Anndrea Dohring