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Neighborhood block party, movie night

August 29th, 2016 by Mike

The Fairview Church and School, just off Roosevelt Way North at  844 N.E. 78th St., is holding a neighborhood block party and movie night on Sunday Friday, Sept. 18th.

The party begins at 6 p.m. and features live music by Mr. and Mrs. Something.

At 8 p.m. the movie Zootopia begins in the parking lot.

“Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.”

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Events this weekend at Maple Leaf Reservoir Park

May 16th, 2014 by Mike

Goings-on at the Maple Leaf Reservoir Park this weekend:

Today the Fairview Christian School and Child Center is holding a Jog-a-Thon:

We’re spending the day jogging, running, and enjoying the outdoors. We’re raising funds for our PTF group to purchase new musical instruments for our students to use in their Performing Arts classes. Come out and support the kids as they run, skip and jump for music!

The school is at 844 N.E. 78th St.

Saturday there will be an emergency disaster drill at the pavilion from 9 a.m to noon:

The Maple Leaf Hub is a group of volunteers that will activate during a major emergency/disaster at the Maple Leaf park to help the neighborhood get through the disaster. We will help manage resources such as volunteers, tools, utilities, light search and rescue, and limited disaster first aid. For this drill it will be up by the picnic shelter on the top bench of the park. The hub has amateur radio operators to communicate with the city’s Office of Emergency Management and other hubs in our region.

Sunday there will be a 30-minute fun run at the park to raise money for the Northwest SIDS Foundation:

From Garrett:

I wanted to let you know that this Sunday a group of friends and myself are putting on an event at the Maple Leaf park. It’s called “The Max K”.

Late last year one of our good friends (and Maple Leaf resident) lost one of their 7- month old twins to SIDS. His name was Max Hadley.

So we are putting on a 30-minute fun run event at the park with friends and family to raise money for the Northwest SIDS Foundation. Our event will be this Sunday from 3-5 p.m. The event will take place at the covered picnic area.

Finally, someone has added a gentle reminder at the north entrance to residents and their dogs:

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Help with Maple Leaf tree ID?

September 10th, 2013 by Mike

John writes: “I’m wondering if any of the Maple Leaf Life writers would be able to help me identify a Maple tree in the neighborhood.

I am hoping to plant a couple of trees in my parking strip. The trees that are in front of Fairview Christian School along Northeast 79th Street (between Eighth Avenue Northeast and Roosevelt Way Northeast) are exactly what I am looking for, but I do not know the name of the specific Japanese Maple.

I’ve emailed the school to see if they know and am waiting for a response. They appear to be a lace leaf style with red and green leaves and red ‘spinner’ seed pods. I’ll include a few pictures.

If you know of someone who is good at identifying trees who could help please feel free to pass my email along to them.


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Fairview Car Show coming up July 14

July 2nd, 2013 by master

Every year, we seem to miss the car show that cruises into Fairview Christian School, 844 N.E. 78th St., each summer. But neighbor Kevin, who lives across the street from the Maple Leaf private school, has noticed that it usually takes place the weekend after the Greenwood Car Show, which was last weekend.

According to Seattle Mini Owners Association, Kevin is just a week off. The post from Don states that the Fairview Car Show is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 14. The event is free for spectators, but potential participants must pay $15 in advance or $20 day of, with proceeds benefitting Northwest Harvest.

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