I’ve been getting together with a few neighbors on Saturday mornings, 8:15 am outside Street Bean (3rd & Cedar) to go for a walk and a chat and come back for coffee after they open at 9. Anyone is welcome to join – especially dog owners- Street Bean is a dog-friendly coffee shop. I’ve been sending the group roundups of the topics that come up for discussion, here’s what came up last Saturday:
Judy from Bellora joined us this week and we did a stroll through the Pea Patch where she has a plot. The pea patch has a resident bee population and a bee keeper, though there were not clearly bees in the hives at the moment. Judy thought they might have suffered a bee blight and be getting replaced this year. The Pea Patch has a website here:
We talked about the upcoming Belltown Community Council meeting which was last night, sounds like it was a good one!
Judy is also a fan of the ACT Theatre and encouraged us to check out their intriguing new business model – the ACT Pass. As far as I know it’s the first program of its kind in the nation. It’s an all-you-can-see monthly membership model instead of a traditional ticket subscription. http://www.acttheatre.org/Membership/ACTPass/
The Belltown Business Association has put together a directory with a map of Belltown. I printed it on regular paper and the print comes out fairly tiny but legible if I squint.
If you’re game for a weekday walk, Deborah endorses the BCOP community walks, on Thursdays this month leaving Seattle Heights at 7. Someone from the police department or city also joins and they talk about how to be a good watchful neighbor, as well as meeting neighbors and business owners too.
Belltown Citizens on Patrol
- Thursday, March 3rd 7pm
- Thursday, March 10th 7pm
- Thursday, March 17th 7pm
- Sunday, March 20th 3pm (Litter Pick-Up)
- Thursday, March 24th 7pm
- Thursday, March 31st 7pm
You can connect via their facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Belltown-Citizens-on-Patrol/155177304525375
Churches are making their impression on Belltown – The Methodist First Church that’s right across Denny in the Seattle Center does a community breakfast every second and fourth Sundayhttp://www.firstchurchseattle.org/shared-breakfast.html
Mars Hill Church does a service & community outreach every Saturday night. Go Mars Hill! I imagine having the bar scene regularly seeded with evangelical missionaries will contribute to a calm down http://downtownseattle.marshillchurch.org/2011/03/09/what-are-you-doing-this-saturday-night/