Sixth annual Lorentz Place offer-only yard sale is Saturday
This Saturday, the neighbors along Lorentz Place are hosting their sixth annual yard sale. What makes this yard sale different from others on Queen Anne? All proceeds go to benefit the Dwankhozi Community School in Zambia and there are no set prices – buyers make offers on every single item.
The multi-family sale runs from 9am to 3pm (no early birds!) along Lorentz Place N. You can find this lovely dead-end street near the McGraw Bridge, near the intersection of McGraw Place & 2nd Ave N.
In addition to the offer-only items, you can also buy tasty baked goods and Glassy Babies. The Glassy Babies are not part of the offer-only sale, but instead, Glassy Baby will donate a portion of the proceeds to Dwankhozi Hope.
Make your plans now to stroll along a hidden gem street on Queen Anne, find your treasures, make an offer, and help a charity at the same time.
Three Queen Anne restaurants to participate in Dining Out for Life this Thursday
On Thursday, over 100 restaurants in the Seattle metro area will donate 30-50% of their proceeds to Lifelong’s Chicken Soup Brigade food program that feeds people fighting hunger and illness in the community.
Plan on eating at McMenamins Queen Anne, The Other Coast Café, or Lloyd Martin this Thursday if you want to stick around the neighborhood and help out Lifelong. If you’ll be venturing further afield for lunch or dinner, you can search for participating restaurants online.
This year, McMenamins is repeating its performance as a Golden Fork restaurant, which means that it’s donating 50% of the day’s proceeds to Lifelong.
Dining Out for Life runs all day Thursday, so plan on eating lunch and/or dinner out to help Lifelong.
Taste of Queen Anne benefit for the Queen Anne Helpline is Saturday
The annual Taste of Queen Anne fundraiser is this Saturday, October 10th, and it’s bigger and better than ever. In addition to entertainment by the Tim Kennedy Trio, a hosted bar, and a raffle to benefit the Queen Anne Helpline, you can also taste the wares from a laundry list of the top restaurants on Queen Anne.
- 5 Spot
- Bounty Kitchen
- Cupcake Royale
- Eden Hill
- Hilltop Ale House
- Le Reve
- Pagliacci Pizza
- Ponti Seafood Grill
- Queen Bee Café
- Taylor Shellfish
- Ten Mercer
- TS McHugh’s
- Toulouse Petit
- Via Tribunali
There’s also a Golden Raffle prize package, and with an expanded space at St Anne’s Church, the event can accommodate even more Queen Anne Helpline Supporters. Register today for your tickets to the shindig and get ready to sample tasty bites from around Queen Anne, all in one place – and help the Helpline too.
Gilman Gardens is hosting a beer garden and bake sale fundraiser this Saturday
We’ve posted on Gilman Gardens in the past, and pretty recently too when they had plots available (and, heads up gardeners, there is still one available). Now, they’re planning a bake sale and beer garden to help raise funds for the community-run gardens at 2272 Gilman Drive West.
The event runs from 10am to 4pm at the Gilman Gardens this Saturday, July 11th, and everyone is welcome. Funds raised will help the gardeners at Gilman Gardens buy a water cistern – why is this important? Unlike official City of Seattle P-Patches, Gilman Gardens is all volunteer-operated, and there is no water plumbed to the site. Gardeners have to “bring their own” water, and the water cistern and soaker hose system will help them water them keep the community berry patch alive and available to everyone.
While the beer garden is 21+ only, the day’s events are also kid-friendly, with garden tours to teach both young and old about organic urban farming. Plus, the garden in on the route for Saturday’s Seattle Tilth Chicken Coup Tour, so there’ll be chickens too.
Once an abandoned lot, Gilman Gardens was born in 2005 when neighborhood resident Charlie Hoselton asked the City of Seattle for permission to turn an abandoned SDOT lot into a community garden. Now, it’s a great place for gardening, hanging out, picnicking, and snacking on fresh, organic berries.
Any funds above and beyond what it takes for the water system will go toward a new picnic table. Stop by Gilman Gardens this Saturday, enjoy a beer, tour the garden, buy some baked goods and help support our neighborhood gardeners. Oh, and bring cash as it’s cash-only to partake.
Dine Out for Life this Thursday
This Thursday, April 30th, Dining Out for Life returns for its 22nd year. The event is sponsored by BECU and includes almost 150 Seattle restaurants that donate 30-50% of the night’s proceeds to Lifelong.
Lifelong, the leading community health organization serving people with chronic illnesses, including HIV/AIDS, in Washington State, uses the donations to help fight hunger and illness in our community.
Three Queen Anne restaurants are participating this year – LloydMartin, Peso’s Kitchen and Lounge, and McMenamin’s. McMenamin’s is a “Golden Fork” restaurant, which means it’s donating 50% of its proceeds to Lifelong.
Diners who participate have the chance to win two domestic round-trip tickets, courtesy of Delta Airlines. And, of course, all diners will help out a great cause for Lifelong.
The 5 Spot is celebrating 25 years on Queen Anne and giving back to the community again
The 5 Spot is truly a Queen Anne neighborhood institution, serving food to locals and visitors alike, and supporting the neighborhood with fundraisers and events. It’s now been at the corner of Queen Anne Ave N and Galer St for 25 years. That milestone alone is a good reason to stop by the 5 Spot this month – but there’s more.
This Monday, March 16th, if you dine at the 5 Spot, you can help out one of our local elementary schools at the same time. The 5 Spot is hosting “Dining Out for John Hay” to help showcase the school’s upcoming online auction and raise money for the school’s Arts program.
For all food sales between 8:30am and 10pm, the 5 Spot is donating 25% of the proceeds to John Hay. It’s an easy way to support both a local business and Queen Anne students at the same time.
Thanks to the 5 Spot for its continuing neighborhood support, and happy 25th anniversary!