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Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes is Sunday afternoon

October 24th, 2014 by Mike

What has become the tremendously successful annual Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes starts at 3 p.m. Sunday at Rick’s Chevron.

The full route will take a little over an hour to walk. Rick’s Chevron is at Fifth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 85th Street.

This is the sixth year for the parade. Last year it ended with the ceremonial opening of Maple Leaf Reservoir Park – yes, our new park is a year old! – and that’s where it will end this year, too.

Here’s the flyer, if you want to print it out (you’ll need to click through twice): parade flier_2014

Big kids, little kids, furry ones too – show off your costume while parading the Maple Leaf neighborhood. Rain or Shine — so dress appropriately and carry an umbrella.

In previous years the parade has drawn well over 100 neighbors (and numerous furry dogs). This year’s attendance may be weather dependent (70 50 80 60! percent chance of rain).

From the organizers:

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Politicians, storytellers and more this weekend

April 9th, 2010 by master

There’s a little bit for everybody this weekend in North Seattle, from learning some stories about the stars overhead to even rubbing shoulders with the mayor.

  • Award-winning journalist Ingrid Nixon starts off the weekend with her all-ages “Stories in the Stars,” from 8-9 tonight at Haller Lake Community Club, 12579 Densmore Ave. N. Stories range from the trials and travails of Antarctic explorers to the Greek myths behind the constellations. Tickets cost $8 to $10 and are available at the door.
  • Greenwood-Phinney’s Art Up Artwalk also is tonight, as highlighted in our partner blog PhinneyWood. The monthly event takes place from 6-9.
  • On Saturday, Mayor Mike McGinn will take a tour of nearby Lake City from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Lake City Live blog has a detailed list of where he’ll be stopping during his visit if you’d like to pop by and discuss your thoughts and concerns. [Read more →]

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