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Upcoming fun planned at Eagles

February 8th, 2013 by master

After nearly two years in its location at 8201 Lake City Way N.E., the nation’s first-ever Eagles club is going strong with events planned throughout February and beyond.

We were too late to post about their Super Bowl party, which they celebrated with a new projection TV, but they’re following up the festivities with a Mardi Gras celebration from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, featuring a Cajun/Zydeco dance with the band Swamp Soul. Cost is $15, and Mardi Gras costumes are welcome. Come early for a free Zydeco dance lesson at 7 p.m. with the Gator Boy.

Just in time for (a late) Valentine’s Day, Eagles Mother Aerie No. 1 is planning a a Sweetheart’s Sock Hop from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, featuring the 1950s-’60s band Fever. Cost is $10, and as Aerie President Dan Kerege says, it’s “a great way to get out of the doghouse, if you forgot Valentine’s Day.”

In addition, there will be a chili cook-off on Feb. 24, although details still are in the works.

In the meantime, Kerege reminds non-members that they’re invited to check out the private social club, including at its karaoke night Friday, Feb. 15. In addition, Kerege says every Friday is Steak Night from 6-9 p.m., featuring a 12-ounce rib-eye steak, baked potato, salad, veggies, roll and butter for $14; and every Wednesday is Taco Night, featuring $1 tacos (taco salads available, too).

And if you want to have your own party, he adds that the club has two rooms available for rentals. The larger room includes dance floor and stage, and is suitable for parties, dances, wedding receptions and more, while the smaller room is suitable for club meetings, seminars and classes.

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Celebrate Louisianathon! at the Eagles Club

October 29th, 2012 by master

Put on your dancing shoes and head to the Eagles Club on Nov. 4 for Louisianathon! The ninth annual Northwest Cajun-Zydeco Music & Dance Festival is coming to Maple Leaf for the first time, and the whole community is invited to the event featuring seven bands for $10.

The event is from 2-8 p.m. at Eagles Mother Aerie No. 1, 8201 Lake City Way N.E., and the live bands include Swamp Soul, Troupe Acadian, Folichon, Bayou Beat, Richard Allen & the Louisiana Experience, Les Chattes Creloes and Sassafras. Don’t know how to dance to Cajun or Zydeco music? There will be free lessons for the willing!

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Seafair Pirates invade Maple Leaf!

August 3rd, 2012 by master

We didn’t mean to get you down about Seafair by complaining about the traffic in our last post. In fact, the return of Seafair means the return of many a tradition, including this weekend’s annual Lake City Pioneer Days, which is a Seafair event that stars the infamous Seafair Pirates in the Grand Performance Parade starting at 7 p.m. Saturday.

And after that, the Seafair Pirates are coming to Maple Leaf!!!

That’s right, Dan Kerege, president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1, tipped us off that the pirates are heading to the Eagles nest at 8201 Lake City Way N.E. at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Maybe next year we can get them to come to the Maple Leaf Summer Ice Cream Social!

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Community yard sales need your trash/treasures!

July 31st, 2012 by master

With prime yard sale season in full swing, both the Northgate Community Center and the Eagles Mother Aerie No. 1 have planned community garage sales that are in need of your “trash,” otherwise known as somebody else’s treasure.

On Friday, Aug. 3, you can rent a table for $20 to sell your goods from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Yard Sale at Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E. For more information, contact the center at 206-386-4283.

And the following weekend, on Aug. 11, the Eagles order at 8201 Lake City Way N.E. is bringing back the community-wide Maple Leaf Garage Sale. President Dan Kerege is hoping households throughout the neighborhood will participate as they have in past years, but the Eagles also will have its own garage sale that day that will be open to sellers who don’t have the space for their own garage sale.

You can either rent a table for $15, or donate items to the Eagles to add to their own sale. For more information, contact Faye at 206-762-5125.

If you would like to join the community-wide garage sale, email tips@mapleleaflife.com and we’ll add you to the list:

  • 9101 Roosevelt Way N.E.: “We are in the process of moving from a three bedroom house to a boat, so there will be MANY items for sale.”
  • Block-long sale on 14th Ave. N.E. between 82nd and 85th will include the home numbers 8232, 8228 and 8224
  • 1219 N.E. 96th St.
  • 814 NE 80th Stree (starting at 9:30 a.m.)

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Eagles takes over planning Maple Leaf Garage Sale

June 26th, 2012 by master

As the warm days of summer near, the questions grow about the Maple Leaf Garage Sale. But until recently we didn’t have any answers.

Lucky for us, new neighbors Eagles Mother Aerie One did some investigating on their own, and discovered that the previous organizers of the neighborhood-wide sale were ready to pass the torch. And luckily for the neighborhood, the Eagles are ready to take on the project.

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, the Eagles, located at 8201 Lake City Way N.E., will be the site of a garage sale that Aerie President Dan Kerege says he hopes will be just part of a much larger neighborhood-wide sale.

Interested? Email us at tips@mapleleaflife.com and we’ll get you on the list of participating Maple Leaf residences.

Or, for members of the community who don’t want to have a garage sale on their own space, the Eagles is accepting donations for its sale (but no large furniture) or you can rent a table there for $15. All unsold items must be removed at the end of the day. For more information, contact Faye at 206-762-5125.

It’s going to be a busy weekend in Maple Leaf, with the return of the Maple Leaf Art Walk the evening before from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. Maple Leaf for Life indeed!

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Stop by Eagles Aerie No. 1 grand opening Saturday

August 25th, 2011 by master

After its big move into a former quilt store in Maple Leaf, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Mother Aerie One is ready to show off its new location at 8201 Lake City Way N.E. to the public with an official grand opening and open house starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. 

The event is free and open to the public, and features a performance from 7-11 p.m. from country favorites Big Ed & Steel Country. You can read more about the private social club in our posts:

And below is more from Aerie No. 1: [Read more →]

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Eagles Aerie One opens its Maple Leaf social club

July 22nd, 2011 by master

If you’ve always wondered what goes on behind the closed doors of a fraternal club such as the Eagles, your wait soon will be over.


Fundraisers, concerts and more are planned for the Great Room at the new Eagles Mother Aerie One at 8201 Lake City Way N.E.

After months of construction and preparation, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Mother Aerie One has opened its social club in Maple Leaf at 8201 Lake City Way N.E., and it’s inviting you and your neighbors to attend its upcoming grand opening Aug. 27.

Although the club is private, the public is invited to the grand opening, and Mother Aerie One President Dan Kerege, pictured below, says potential members are always welcome to make an appointment to stop by and learn more about the club.

The aerie, which actually is the original Eagles aerie nationwide, recently moved from its longtime home in Georgetown and is gradually settling into Maple Leaf.

“We wanted to move to a more family-friendly neighborhood,” said Kerege, who added that the closest other aeries are in Shoreline, Bothell and Ballard, giving them a big open space where they could find potential new members.

Because yes, membership has been dwindling, which was another reason Mother Aerie One moved from its 24,000-square-foot former bowling alley in Georgetown to the 10,000-square-foot former location of the fabric store In the Beginning.

But with a newly remodeled building in a completely new location, members are optimistic they can begin to grow their membership once again. [Read more →]

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“Mother Aerie One” lands in Maple Leaf – 113 years later

April 14th, 2011 by Mike

By Katie Melton

One hundred and thirteen years after its founding, the original aerie of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles is moving to Maple Leaf.

Mother Aerie One is now at 8201 Lake City Way N.E., in a building currently undergoing some extensive remodeling, but which will provide the members with a large social room, a meeting room, offices and a location to display artifacts from the original aerie at Morgan’s Shipyard on the Seattle waterfront.

“The Fraternal Order of the Eagles (F.O.E.) was founded as a club to do good things for society,” said Dan Kerege, president of Mother Aerie One, who has been a member for 18 years.

The Order was established in 1898 by six rival theater owners, who met to discuss a musicians’ strike. According to the aerie’s website: “After deciding what to do on that issue, they decided to bury the hatchet and form an organization dubbed ‘The Order of Good Things.”

The idea was that F.O.E. members would “make life more desirable by lessening its ills and promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope,” reads the mission statement.

So, what prompted the move to Maple Leaf? [Read more →]

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"Mother Aerie One" lands in Maple Leaf – 113 years later

April 14th, 2011 by Mike

By Katie Melton

One hundred and thirteen years after its founding, the original aerie of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles is moving to Maple Leaf.

Mother Aerie One is now at 8201 Lake City Way N.E., in a building currently undergoing some extensive remodeling, but which will provide the members with a large social room, a meeting room, offices and a location to display artifacts from the original aerie at Morgan’s Shipyard on the Seattle waterfront.

“The Fraternal Order of the Eagles (F.O.E.) was founded as a club to do good things for society,” said Dan Kerege, president of Mother Aerie One, who has been a member for 18 years.

The Order was established in 1898 by six rival theater owners, who met to discuss a musicians’ strike. According to the aerie’s website: “After deciding what to do on that issue, they decided to bury the hatchet and form an organization dubbed ‘The Order of Good Things.”

The idea was that F.O.E. members would “make life more desirable by lessening its ills and promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope,” reads the mission statement.

So, what prompted the move to Maple Leaf? [Read more →]

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