It’s half way through November and if you’re wondering how you’re going to cram all those leaves out front into your yard waste container, we have a solution! Through the month of November, Seattle Public Utilities is coming to the rescue, and collecting excessive bags of yard waste left by your container free of charge. They’re warning that the excessive bags should be filled with only leaves, and should be packaged and contained properly.
Seattle Public Utilities usually charges around $3.20 per gallon bags collected, but this month they’ll pick them up for free to help prevent drain blockage and flooding issues that could occur in the fall. Leaves can also be placed in your home compost piles, as their compost experts have determined that under most circumstances, you will not have to worry about contaminants such as gas or oil affecting the leaves. If you’d like to help the community and Seattle Public Utilities, sign up with their adopt-a-drain program to help clear Seattle drains of debris.
If you are looking for something to do in Seattle for Thanksgiving, bring the family out for the annual Turkey Trot. Costumes are encouraged in this 5k walk/jog event that is done every year on beautiful Seaview Avenue in Ballard. Signup fees to register are as follows: Adults $30, and children (10 and under) $15. All money raised is donated to the Ballard Food Bank to help those in need.
Turkey Trot started in 2007 as a group of friends looking to enjoy a morning jog on Thanksgiving Day. But every year, the assembly grew significantly and now thousands of families come out and enjoy the fresh, crisp air of the Seattle coast. All those who register will receive a “Turkey Trot 2012” t-shirt (sizes vary from Men’s, Women’s and kids).
It may only be a week past Halloween, but it’s never too early to start planning for the Holidays, (especially if you’re looking to catch those pre-season sales!). The Magnolia Mom’s from Our Lady of Fatima are hosting a shopping event this evening at Fatima Parish Hall to raise funds to provide winter coats for Seattle area children in need.
Get a head start on your holiday shopping with 25 local vendors selling clothing, fun handmade jewelry, chocolates and treats, accessories, iPhone covers, and more! Lots of good holiday gift ideas, and there will also be a Fashion Show by Vixen Spa, massages and brow waxing, and raffle items to giveaway! The event is from 6:00-9:00PM, bring your shopping bags, and shop til you drop.