- All volunteers will receive a free Turkey Trot t-shirt!
- As a special thanks to Turkey Trot volunteers, everyone who signs up to help with the race prior to Oct. 31 will receive a promo code valid for a 25% discount on race registration— for yourself (if volunteer schedule allows) and up to 4 friends and family members.
Opportunities abound! There are many ways to help: choose one or more shifts either on Thanksgiving morning (race day) or prior to the event. Assist with course signs and cones, water stations, course monitoring, garbage collection, or help with the Kids Fun Run.
This is a great opportunity for students who need service hours.
Volunteer Sign Up HERE
We are grateful to our ever growing list of 2017 Turkey Trot Sponsors!
2nd Annual Montlake 5K Turkey Trot & Kids Fun Run
Make the Montlake Community Club’s Turkey Trot part of your Thanksgiving morning tradition! All registrants will receive a Turkey Trot t-shirt.
Net Proceeds will be donated to the University District Food Bank
Last year, Turkey Trot sponsors and participants raised $10,000 for the U-District Food Bank. This year our goal is $25,000!
Learn more about the work of University District Food Bank and the people it helps. Please take a moment to watch this short video:
We are grateful to our ever growing list of 2017 Turkey Trot Sponsors
Audi Seattle, Cafe Lago, Capitol Hill-Montlake Dentistry, Darcy LaBelle Real Estate, Flatiron West, Inc., Glam & Tonics AVEDA Salon, KHBB Law Firm, Mayo Therapy Associates, Montlake Boulevard Market, Purr Cocktail Lounge, Rivalry Events, and Stokes Lawrence Law Firm.
If you or your employer are interested in event sponsorship please Click here for more info. All net proceeds benefit the University District Food Bank.
If you are a Block Watch Captain you are probably already planning your event. If your street/immediate neighborhood doesn’t have a Block Watch Captain – please volunteer to take on this role. Then invite your neighbors to join you for a night out on Tuesday, August 1.
To Organize Your Night Out Event:
- Register to have your street closed from 6-10 PM on August 1 go to:
You can also use this same link to put your event on the map and download materials about National Night Out (NNO) to share with your neighbors.
- And for current captains and new captains, if you haven’t already, please register as a Block Watch Captain via this link:
(Sorry about all these links.)
National Night Out is a great time to socialize with your long time neighbors and meet your new neighbors. If you want to apply for financial support for your neighborhood picnic, please email your request to Carol Cordy at email@example.com and the Montlake Community Club can reimburse you up to $75.00.
Knowing your neighbors makes your neighborhood safer. The first National Night Out in 1984 involved 2.5 million neighbors in 400 communities. Last year NNO involved 38 million in 1600 communities. If you want to learn more about the history of NNO go to https://natw.org/
There is another important process & deadline upon us this week with regards to the Montlake Phase of SR 520 Construction. WSDOT has applied for a Noise Variance during construction (click to review application) and they will be holding the only public meeting this Thursday, April 6th. You may read the bulletin here: http://web6.seattle.gov/DPD/ LUIB/Notice.aspx?BID=1222&NID= 24653
Many neighbors are concerned about this and are opposing any noise variance allowing for construction prior to 8 AM and later than 7 PM Monday through Friday.
Please take advantage of the public comment period which ends
Thursday, April 6th Thursday, April 20th by sending an email with your comments concerning construction noise and hours of operations here:
Reference Project # 3027364
- Or By Mail: SDCI, PRC, P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019
Finally, please attend the ONLY PUBLIC MEETING on the noise variance issue:
Thursday, April 6th
4:00 to 6:30 PM
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
If you prefer to view WSDOT’s noise variance docs as PDFs rather than DOCX files, go to this Dropbox folder.
You can see all WSDOT’s material and comments already filed here. (Type in 3027364 for the project number)
Montlake Community residents are invited to attend a Pancake Breakfast and Photos with Santa event hosted by Windermere agents Darcy LaBelle & Liz Suver on Sunday, December 11th from 9:00-11:30 am at the Graham Visitors Center in the Arboretum. Pull up a chair for pancakes, treats and a little one-on-one time with Santa! Don’t forget your camera!
RSVP to Darcy LaBelle – firstname.lastname@example.org so we are sure to have enough pancakes and treats!
While yesterday’s opening of Portage Bay’s Little Lago may have been quiet, inside was anything but! Laughter & chatter filled the space when owner Carla Leonardi fired up the oven and opened Little Lago’s doors to those who have been anxiously following Little Lago on Instagram or Facebook.
A simple photo was posted announcing the soft opening as final details will be completed in the coming weeks (deli & gelato).
Yours truly stopped by and enjoyed an absolutely perfect pizza at the beautiful wood bar while Carla tossed pizza dough and promised to teach my little ones her secrets.
In addition to our tasty pizza, I picked up a bottle of one of my favorite white wines from the wine wall.
I won’t give away all the details, do yourself a favor and stop by this little gem and order up a pizza or calzone while you peruse the shelves.
Now thru November 2ndTrick or Treat House Display & Food Drive Trick or Treat Street – 2236 East Blaine Street
Drop by day or night to visit the Skeleton Pirates & Captain Blaine’s Treasure at Trick or Treat House in the Hauntlake Cemetery. Please consider making a canned food donation which may be placed inside the Graveside Red Treasure Chest or left on the front steps. On Halloween night, legend says Captain Blaine’s buried treasure will be revealed to neighborhood Trick or Treaters along with goodies and surprises handed out Phil Angeez & Skull (James & Don).
Friday, October 28th
Join neighbors for a bewitching night at Montlake Community Center’s the annual Halloween Carnival! The fun night will be filler with music, carnival games, face painting and plenty of tricks & treats for the whole family. Costumes are encouraged but not required. The Center will be accepting canned food to donate to a local food bank. $3 per person, $10 per family of 4
Sunday, October 30thMontlake Family Coop Halloween Party Montlake Community Center 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jim Roe, a Montlake resident who was dedicated to serving the community, passed away unexpectedly in June of 2015. To honor Jim and share his love of reading, his wife Martha Cohen has built a Little Free Lending Library in front of their home. Please join Martha and friends for a small celebration of Jim and the Little Free Lending Library.
Halloween – Monday, October 31st
Montlake Blvd Market 3:00 – 8:00 pm
5:00 pm – $10 Pizzas
It’s $10 pizza night at Cafe Lago – perfect for families to enjoy a pre – trick or treating pizza dinner.
Have a Safe & Happy Halloween!
Montlake Community Club
The 15th Annual Trick or Treat House display and Halloween Food Drive are all set up and ready for viewing. The Skeleton Pirates invite you to drop by day or night to see Captain Blaine’s Treasure in the Hauntlake Cemetery.
Please consider making a food donation to Lifelong/Chicken Soup Brigade.
Food Donations may be placed inside the Graveside Red Treasure Chest or left on the front steps at 2236 Trick or Treat Street (East Blaine Street), anytime now through November 2, 2016.
WSDOT (Washington State Department of Transportation) is having a 520 West Approach Bridge North construction update on Wednesday, Oct 5th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at the Graham Visitors Center in the Arboretum.
The WSDOT project team for the “Montlake Phase” will provide a short presentation with key project updates. Attendees will be also able to share thoughts regarding this next phase of SR 520 construction.
This is an opportunity to let them know how we feel about the proposed taking of the Montlake Boulevard Market and the gas station so please try to attend this important meeting.