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Hunt for eggs and meet the Easter Bunny at the Annual Spring Egg Hunt this Saturday

March 29th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

QACC Easter 2015

Spring is marching forward at a pretty rapid pace, with Easter coming up this Sunday. Kids age 11 and under are invited to attend the annual Queen Anne Community Center Spring Egg Hunt and celebrate a day early (Saturday, April 4th).

The Easter Bunny will be on hand for meet-n-greets and photos with kids. The Egg Hunt begins at 10m (sharp!), and kids will need to bring a basket or bag to collect the egg treasures.

The Egg Hunt is free and will happen rain or shine, so head over to QACC at 1901 1st Ave W on Saturday to join in the search for eggcelent treasures!

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New dance classes for kids and adults start in January at Queen Anne Community Center

December 21st, 2014 by Laura Fonda

QACC signThe Queen Anne Community Center has a roster of dance classes for all ages. Kids can have fun learning new moves and adults can make good on New Year’s resolutions to get in shape as 2015 kicks off.

Metropolis DanceThe Metropolis Dance classes run from January to March, just in time for the New Year. The classes are $130 for the full 3 months. If you’re on the fence, you can sign up for the first class for free to try it out – just send an email at least 24 hours in advance:

Hip Pop 1 (ages 5-7 or K-2nd grade)
Tuesdays 4:30-4:15pm
Thursdays 4:15-5pm

Hip Pop 2 (ages 8-10 or 3rd-5th grade)
Thursdays 5:15-6pm

Pre-K Pop (ages 4-5)
Thursdays 2-2:30pm

Hip-Pop Middle School
Thursdays 2:45-3:45pm

Adult Hip-Pop (16 and up)
Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm
Thursdays 6-7pm

Break Dance
Tuesdays 6-6:50pm (ages 6 and up)
Wednesdays 4:05-4:50pm (ages 4-6)

The classes teach students the fundamentals and begin each class with routine stretching, isolations, and warm ups, all to upbeat music.

A minimum of 5 students is needed for each class, so if you’re interested in a class for your kids or yourself, sign up online today. (search under “Performing Arts & Dance).

If you have any questions, you can send them via email or call Annlee at 206-538-8496.

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Queen Anne Community Center hallways decked out with new Henry murals

May 6th, 2014 by Laura Fonda

Henry QACC birdsIf you haven’t stopped by the Queen Anne Community Center lately, there’s a new reason to swing by and take a look around… new murals by Seattle artist Henry cheer up the hallways, along with works by Henry’s friend, artist Andrew Miller. The two artists split up the big job of covering the QACC’s walls.

Henry QACC hallway dogs

Henry QACC Octopus

Henry has murals in many locations across Seattle and submitted one of the designs for the Space Needle in 2012. The QACC murals feature signature Henry imagery with vibrant colors that really spruce up our community center.

According to Henry:

“The imagry decisions were a mix of what the community center asked for and following my instinct for what I really thought would bring positive energy into the environment. I think we struck a harmonious balance and the community center was really stoked with our work.”

Henry QACC guitar

The upstairs and downstairs hallways feature murals by Henry and Miller, and they’re worth checking out – since they’re murals, they’re really best experienced in person, and the images here are just a few of what you can see at QACC. Stop by to take a look!

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Provide your feedback to improve Queen Anne Community Center programs and activities

October 9th, 2013 by Laura Fonda

On of our local Queen Anne community groups – we are fortunate to have so many – is looking for feedback on the programs and activities offered at the Queen Anne Community Center.

QACC signQueen Anne Heart has launched a survey to collect information on the wants and needs of Queen Anne neighbors to help develop programs and improvements for the Queen Anne Community Center. The questions are simple, ranging from how often you use the QACC to the types of programs you’re interested in, and even what days and time would be most convenient for you.

You can take the survey online or drop by QACC to fill out a print version.

Queen Anne Heart is looking to transform the QACC into a “neighborhood hub” for residents. While there are many Queen Anne neighbors who use the QACC, there are also many who don’t – and getting feedback will help make QACC relevant to the community at large.

Take the survey today, it only takes a few minutes of your time!

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Queen Anne Community Center hosting a Family Fun Night this Friday

April 30th, 2013 by Laura Fonda

QACC Family Fun NightLooking for an outlet for the boundless energy that kids always seem to have? Well, this Friday, May 3rd, the Queen Anne Community will be hosting a Family Fun Night from 5:30pm-8:30pm.

Kids can expend that energy jumping around in large bounce houses, playing games, and checking out the toys on hand. All for $3 a “walking” child.

Support our local community center this Friday!

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Queen Anne Community Center and Pool closed Wednesday afternoon

March 12th, 2013 by Laura Fonda

Heads up if you’re planning to use the Queen Anne Community Center or Queen Anne Pool tomorrow – Seattle Parks is closing all recreation facilities on Wednesday from 12:30pm-2:30pm for an employee meeting.

During this closure, Seattle Parks employees will be meeting with management and counselors about Friday’s shooting at the Densmore Ave N facility.

The QACC and QA Pool will reopen at 2:30pm.

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Seattle Parks facilities closed after North Seattle shooting, police search for suspect

March 8th, 2013 by Laura Fonda

UPDATE: Suspect is now in custody, per SPD.

From our sister site, My Ballard – posted today, March 8th, 2013

Police are searching for a woman suspected of shooting a man inside a Seattle Parks and Recreation Department maintenance building on 82nd St. and Densmore Ave., just north of Green Lake. Police said she may have the keys to all of the city’s community centers, and Seattle Parks is closing all of its facilities and canceling scheduled programming for the night.

Seattle Police released this photo of the suspect, identified as 47-year-old Carolyn Piksa. Officers said she was wearing a blue stocking cap and a beige or green jacket. She may be driving a dark-colored SUV. If you see her, you’re asked to call 911 immediately.

The victim is in critical condition, and Seattle Parks says his name is Bill Keller, the executive director of the Associated Recreation Council. ARC is a non-profit that runs the city’s community centers, reports the Seattle Times.

Shortly after the shooting this afternoon, police launched an extensive search at the Bitter Lake Community Center near N. 130th and Densmore Ave N.

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Children’s Book Sale and Annual Queen Anne Community Center Holiday Antique & Collectible Show Start Friday

December 13th, 2012 by Laura Fonda

The 4th Annual Queen Anne Community Center Holiday Antique & Collectible Show kicks off tomorrow evening and this year you can also do your holiday book shopping at the same time. A Children’s Book Sale is being held in conjunction with the antique show, and proceeds benefit the Queen Anne Community Center Scholarship Fund. Funds from the Book Sale go to Preschool scholarships, basketball scholarships, and other children’s programs – so, do some book shopping and support a great local community service!

The Book Sale is quite the deal with over 3000 top quality children’s books offered at 75% off list price. The books range from infant board books to Young Adult fiction and every age in-between, with noted authors and illustrators represented across the genre. And 95% of the books are in brand new condition, not seconds.

In addition to books, the fundraiser will also have Folkmanis Puppets and a vintage, fully furnished Playmobil Mansion!

Key Details:

  • What: Annual QACC Holiday Antique Show & Children’s Book Sale
  • Where: Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 1st Ave. W
  • When: Friday, December 14th-Sunday, December 16th
  • Times & Admission:
    • Friday, December 14th, 5pm-7pm, Early Bird Admission $10
    • Saturday December 15th, 8am-10am $5
    • Sunday December 16th, 10am-4pm FREE Admission

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Queen Anne Artist’s Trunk Show this Saturday

November 8th, 2012 by Laura Fonda

Are you already shopping for the holidays? Or, are you just looking to support local artisans and add to your home décor? Well, you can shop local this weekend at the Queen Anne Artist’s Trunk Show at the Queen Anne Community Center. Over 35 top local artists will show and sell their work at this annual arts and crafts show. It’s a juried event that showcases the work of local artisans, and provide additional fun to boot! It’s a family-friendly event with live entertainment, face painting, puppet shows, baked goods, and more. Plus, free admission!

Key Details:
Where: Queen Anne Community Center
When: November 10th, 11am – 4pm
Cost: FREE admission

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Don’t forget the QACC egg hunt!

April 6th, 2012 by SA

Tomorrow! Bring a basket or a bag to gather up all of the goodies you’ll find at the Queen Anne Annual Spring Egg hunt for children. Come rain or shine! Donations are gladly accepted. Meet in the Queen Anne Gym, 1901 1st Ave. W. 10 a.m. – Noon. Cost: Free, all ages welcome.

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Upgrades starting on Queen Anne Community Center

February 27th, 2012 by Cory Bergman

The heating and electrical systems at the Queen Anne Community Center will be upgraded starting in March and last through May. The maintenance will replace the 60-year-old boiler with an energy efficient system. A backup system will provide heat to most areas of the building during the upgrade, although there will be planned power outages.

Electrical system upgrades are also part of this project, and include replacing the old fuse panels throughout the building with new circuit breaker panels. The building will receive new wiring throughout, and the emergency generator system will be automated. Temporary isolated power outages over the course of the project are expected. Two full building outages will occur during off hours.

For more information on the maintenance and planned power interruptions, click here. The site will be updated within the next few days as information becomes available.

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Register now for fall classes at community centers

August 11th, 2011 by Thea

Though brochures haven’t come in the mail yet, registration is now open for fall 2011 courses at the Queen Anne Community Center, located at 1901 1st Ave W. Learn to Tae Kwon Do, dabble in pottery or acrylic painting, or enroll your kids in one of the many activities.

Some special events are:

Family Fun Night
Ages: 11 and under. Bounce houses, tumbling area, what more could you want!
Queen Anne CC – 9/23, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2
Fridays 6-8 pm $3 per child

Drop-in Sports:
Unless otherwise noted, all drop-in sports are $3 (ages 18 – 54), $2 (seniors 55+ ), Free (youth under 18)
Basketball Open Gym: Queen Anne
Mon/Tue (all ages) 1-3 pm
Mon – Fri (ages 11-17) 2:30 – 4:30pm

Toddler Open Gym
Children play, learn and develop both motor and social skills in this highly interactive drop- in social and play time. Toddlers will meet new friends, play on Bouncy Toys, scooters, tricycles, with bouncy balls and much more.
Location: Queen Anne CC
Tue/Thu 10 am-1 pm
$2 per child

Classes can be found here or the full fall brochure for northwest Seattle community centers and pools can be found here (.pdf). According to our sister site,, the brochure is currently available online only because of a publication delay. The hard copy will come later this week.

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