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Architecture 101 workshops for children

July 18th, 2013 by Doree

Architect Dora Taylor is presenting Architecture 101 Summer Workshops for children in grades 3-8. Workshops are at the new Illumination Learning Studio, 7720 Greenwood Ave. N.

Grades 3-6 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Week of July 29th: Monuments
We will look at monuments around the world, discuss why we build monuments and how monuments are placed in a landscape. We will then talk about what is important to us as individuals, as a community, as a country and in terms of all people. Then the students will choose an idea, maybe something that we use in daily life, a person or an event that is important to them or our communities and design a monument. Another important aspect of designing a monument is where it is placed. We will discuss context and the students will create an appropriate location for their monument.

Grades 3-6 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Week of August 5th: Eco-House and Eco-Resort
Eco-House and Eco-Resort: We will discuss how to create a place that leaves as small a footprint as possible on the planet and uses resources wisely. Factors such as prevailing winds, sun exposure, water collection and wind generated energy will be discussed and incorporated into the designs. We will evaluate the use of local materials and the architectural styles of the location that is selected and the students will make determinations of what they will incorporate into their designs. The goal of the resort design will be to have a compound that is as self-sustaining as possible.

Grades 6-8 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Week of August 5th: Sustainable Housing
The students will have an opportunity to look at examples of sustainable houses and communities and discuss their ideas on how to create a place that leaves as small a footprint as possible on the planet and uses resources wisely. Factors such as prevailing winds, sun exposure, water collection and wind generated energy will be discussed and incorporated into a design that the students create. We will evaluate the use of local materials and the architectural styles of the location that is selected. The students will make determinations of what they will use in their designs.

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Illumination Learning Studio opening Saturday

June 27th, 2013 by Doree

Illumination Learning Studio, which offers interactive learning, music and arts programs, will open its doors at 7720 Greenwood Ave. N. on Saturday, during the Greenwood Car Show. They’ll show off the space to interested people, have some fun activities for the kids, and will serve lemonade and water to anyone who’s thirsty. Co-owner Molli Piper will offer face painting, and easels will be set up outside for kids to get creative.

On Sunday, the studio is hosting a Community Parent Night from 5-8 p.m. for interested parents to meet the teachers and learn more about the programs.

Parents are asked to RSVP online.

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Businesses coming and going in Greenwood

June 3rd, 2013 by Doree

There appear to be a lot of changes coming to Greenwood. Here are a few that we know of at the moment.

Our friends at Capitol Hill Seattle report Bill’s Off Broadway will be opening a second location, at 8560 Greenwood Ave. N., the current site of Sip & Ship, which will soon be moving to an as-yet-undisclosed location in the neighborhood. Bill’s on Greenwood hopes to open Sept. 1.

A new bar called Katzenklavier, at 123 N. 85th St., next to Rhea Healing Essentials, has applied for a liquor license.

Katzenklavier-resized

Pike Place Market’s Alibi Room is opening a second location in the former location of Snoose Junction Part Dieu, 10406 Holman Rd. NW. Corey Ramey tells us they’re currently in the build-out stage. They’re installing a bar on the first floor in front of the garage doors, for an open-air bar in nice weather, and outdoor seating as well. Greenwood’s Alibi Room also will serve brick oven pizza.

“While we can never recreate the unique feel and atmosphere of the original Alibi Room because there aren’t many locations in this city with the history of Pike Place Market, our goal is to be a good affordable neighborhood restaurant and lounge,” Ramey said in an email.

Illumination Learning Studio is moving into 7720 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite 101, on the ground floor of the Ridgemont condominiums (where Lemon Meringue boutique was a few years ago). Illumination will offer music and educational programs for children from ages 18 months up to 9 years, including an After School Program for ages 5-9, Kindergarten Readiness for ages 3-5, Piano Lab Players for ages 4-9, and Little Movers for ages 18 months to 5 years.

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Conscious Care Cooperative has moved into the space formerly occupied by Collective Health, at 8554-1/2 Greenwood Ave. N. The medical marijuana dispensary’s grand opening was Saturday.

Conscious Care Cooperative-resized

G & O Family Cyclery is moving into the former Terra Bella Flowers space, at 8417 Greenwood Ave. N.

G & O Family Cyclery is an emerging cargo and family bike shop, the first of its kind in Seattle. Seattle’s cargo bike market is going swiftly. This makes sense, Seattle’s biking community is expanding to include folks who are previously interested, but concerned about cycling. These potential new commuters, potential car-replacers, and potential lifestyle cyclists have adult concerns: errands, kids, jobs. They need bikes that are fun to ride, not too heavy and able to lift and haul their kids, their gear, their groceries. They need to have a place to purchase and service these bikes that will treat them with respect and interest for their newness to cycling, not with derision for not already being “in the club.” At G & O, we understand that.

G & O will be a great place to come in and talk bikes, gear and routes, as well as talk naptime routines and potty training.

We are parents, nerds, daily cargo bike riders and sweethearts. Our shop will be lovely, inviting and comforting.

G&O Family Cyclery

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