Sunday, December 13, 2009

Rundown of this week's meeting about John and Summit Park

Hong and I met up with Kelly Davidson (Parks coordinator for this project), Craig Skipton (consultant on this project from Mithun) and Casey Hildreth (our Seattle Dept. of Transportation point person for possible street vacations) earlier this week to talk about how the John and Summit project has progressed over the last few months. Here's the exciting news:

* According to Casey Hildreth of SDOT, there are many different ways that we can improve and pedestrianize John St. in order to better incorporate it into the park. Some possibilities include roadway narrowing/closure, parking removal, and the installation of a landscape strip for use as further gardening space.

Any work on John St. would need to be a second stage of the development for the park - this WILL NOT be covered by the planning or budget that Parks has currently for John and Summit. However, it is still an excellent opportunity to pursue in the next year. If anyone is interested on working on this, please email Unpaving Paradise at

* John and Summit park is at 95% design, and will go through the Parks Dept. 95% design review very soon. Once that's finished, Mithun will be able to complete the design for the park and p-patch, and then the project will be ready go out to bid. The John and Summit project will likely go out to bid in January or February 2010, and groundbreaking is anticipated for March.

* One of the final design details that was presented to us was the addition of a recycled steel border around the P-Patch area to delineate it from the lawn and landscaping areas - up until now the construction of any bed borders would be left up to the community. This border would be included if the John and Summit project comes in under bid, which is a distinct possibility since the bad economy makes bidding a lot more competitive on good sized projects like this one. The use of recycled steel is a good sustainable and aesthetic choice: it is a good reuse of a long lasting material and it matches the steel support walls already in the design along John St.

I don't know about you, but now I'm certainly looking forward to March!

~ Jen Power
Chair, Unpaving Paradise
Capitol Hill Community Council

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Park(ing) Day Seattle Prize Winners!

Tastiest prize: Zen Cakes and Zines (Park(ing) Day Central Park, Bluebird gift certificate)

image courtesy of gravitysalad

Most Multi-Modal: Bike Works (Columbia City, ZipCar gift certificate)

Most Playful: 4-PLAY (Park(ing) Day Central Park, games from Gamma Ray Games and Bucephalus Games)

Greenest Park: Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Wallingford, gardening books from Spine and Crown Books)

Best Execution: Park N Play by Perkins + Will (Downtown, Victrola coffee and shirt)

Most Original (Grand Prize): by Signal to Noise (Park(ing) Day Central Park, $200 and custom trophy)

image courtesy of gravitysalad

Congratulations Park(ing) Day Seattle prize winners! More pictures to come!

(If not otherwise attributed, pictures are courtesy of the lovely Jen Power, Unpaving Paradise's fearless leader/photographer)

Paradise Unpaved - UP at Park(ing) Day Central Park

Friday, September 18th was a fabulous day to spend in the park. I could write all about it, but the best way to show you is in pictures:

Here's our lovely garden, and below is our fine and upstanding park activity: picking out new sites for parks on Capitol Hill, courtesy of the Parks Department and acquisitions money from the last Pro-Parks Levy.

image courtesy of gravitysalad

Also, the lovely model of John and Summit Park, courtesy of Mithun, set to become a reality late next year :)

Kicking it with the Zen Cakes - Jacob Sayles of Office Nomads fame chats up the women of

image courtesy of gravitysalad
Web Crowell, Renaissance Man: animator, Capitol Hill Community Council representative, and now founder of Under Pressure Seltzer Works.

Cookies (and moocher) courtesy of Seattle Arts and Lectures.

And look! We made it into the news! If you look closely, you can see Capitol Hill Community Council President Jen Power walking behind Denise Whittaker and she talks about John and Summit Park.

If you'd like to see more, you find more pictures about Park(ing) Day Seattle at People's Parking Lot (of course), the Slog, CHS Blog, and Flickr (thanks gravitysalad!).

Monday, August 31, 2009

Tabling at the Cap Hill Farmer's Market - 9/6

Spend time with the delicious organic veggies and talk up Unpaving Paradise this Sunday, Sept. 6th at the Capitol Hill Farmer's Market. If you're in town, it's not a bad way to spend your Labor Day Sunday. We need volunteers from 10:45am until 3:20pm - if you're interested just email us at unpaving.paradise(at) with the hours you can volunteer.

Park(ing) Day Posters and Prizes

Our event partner People's Parking Lot has an update on prizes that have been donated thus far for the Park(ing) Day Seattle Prize...and have we mentioned that first prize is $200 plus a magnificent and super-secret trophy?

They've also come up with the nifty poster you see to your left. If you'd like to help spread the word about Park(ing) Day and Park(ing) Day Central Park, print out a passel of posters and put them put them up around the neighborhood.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Park(ing) Day 2009

Unpaving Paradise is taking part in Park(ing) Day 2009 (Friday, September 18th). For those who don't know, Park(ing) Day is about making car spaces (parking spots) into people spaces (temporary mini-parks). The mini-park we hosted on Broadway as part of Park(ing) Day 2008 was a huge success - we got visits from the Seattle PI, Q 13 News, and about half of the neighborhood to boot.

This year Unpaving Paradise is taking part in Park(ing) Day Central Park, a collection of mini-parks hosted by neighborhood organizations and businesses in the empty lot at 500 E Pine. We need volunteers to set up, take down, and hang out at the park during the day. Set up will likely begin at 8am. Take down time is yet to be decided, but will be after 6pm.

If you're interested in participating, please email us at unpaving.paradise(at) with hours you can volunteer. If you're busy on Friday, September 18th, we can also use help making and distributing flyers, gathering prizes for the Best Park in the City awards, and generally spreading the word about the event.

For more info, see this CHS Blog post.

Fundraising Update

As of this last week, Unpaving Paradise made the August deadline and raised enough money to fulfill the construction budget for John and Summit Park. While we still plan on raising money for some of items that will go in after the park/P-Patch is built (tool shed, benches, art pieces), the Parks Department now has all the money it needs to start bidding out the project. We'll keep you updated, but if everything goes according to plan, Parks should break ground at John and Summit at the beginning of next year.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

UPDATE: Chill 'n' Grill on the Hill

For some pictures of the evening of all-ages awesome (with free City Market hot dogs, hamburgers and soft drinks and a line-up of diverse and talented local bands including Mighty Tiger, Eagle Seagull, Norey, Viva la Villain and The Autumn Electric), clicky here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

7/5 - UP Outreach at the Capitol Hill Farmer's Market

Your friendly neighborhood gardeners will be tabling at this Sunday's Capitol Hill Farmer's Market. If you'd like to volunteer, please contact unpaving(dot)paradise(at)gmail(dot)com.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Community Supporter: Half Price Books

Half Price Books just donated $1,750 to Unpaving Paradise through its corporate environmental initiative. The Capitol Hill location led the way in pooling the environmental grant money from stores all over the Seattle area to give to the park at John and Summit. Our friendly neighborhood Half Price Books has also been kind enough to host an info table on UP and the park-to-be - if you have a chance to visit, it's on the top floor just to the left of the stairs.

8/4 - UP to co-sponsor Cap Hill Chill 'n' Grill

August 4th is the Seattle Police Department's "Seattle Night Out". "Night Out" is a nation-wide crime prevention event that the City of Seattle participates in by waiving the fees for blocking non-arterial streets, thus encouraging block parties all around the city.

This year, Cafe Metropolitain and Unpaving Paradise are co-hosting one of the block parties of the "Seattle Night Out": The Capitol Hill Chill 'n' Grill. There will be free food and entertainment for the whole family, booths with information about neighborhood non-profits, and plenty of time to chill out and meet your neighbors.

If you'd like more information or you're interested in volunteering during the event, please email us at unpaving(dot)paradise(at)gmail(dot)com.

UP booth at Pride Festival CANCELLED

Unpaving Paradise will not have a booth at this year's Capitol Hill Pride Festival.

Potential volunteers: visit the Festival, play Calvinball in the park, and generally enjoy your day off! Have a Happy Pride Weekend!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

John and Summit Park and P-Patch: A Project Pertinent to Our Economic Times

When was the last time you saw a kid in an ad salivating over fresh produce? Ah, those were simpler times with more interesting hosiery (note the nifty seam down the back of the lady farmer's legs - scandalous!).

While we're not on rations and the battles we fight are different, home-grown produce can still play a large role in making our lives affordable and sustainable. In short, our local food is still fighting for us here and around the world. Support your local Victory Garden/ P-Patch today!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Pictures from the Capitol Hill Community Garage Sale

Justin Carder of CHS Blog and the main organizer of the Cap Hill Garage Sale. He put his time and money into making this event happen - you can help him break even by donating here.

The Amazing Sale: The Community Lot of the Cap Hill Garage Sale

Above and below: our absolutely fabulous booth, courtesy of Panache.

Garage Sale Saturday - UP at the Capitol Hill Neighborhood Garage Sale

Last Saturday's Capitol Hill Garage Sale was a smashing success for the participants and a big hit with the neighborhood. There were over 70 registered sales and over 30 of them (including UP's) set up shop at the community lot on Pine and Belmont.

The unaccustomed activity on the long-empty lot drew as many people and more as all previous flyering and advertising. Neighborhood excitement and ideas about the present and future activation of the space were recorded by People's Parking Lot, co-sponsor of the Cap Hill Garage Sale and the group responsible for securing the lot for the event. You can see some great People's Parking Lot pictures of the Sale here and see the list of the all the ideas that PPL gathered here.

The UP sale was also a success - we helped some residents get rid of their extra stuff, we had many opportunities for community outreach and we made a grand total of $280.65 (not bad for a day's work!). We also had the most fabulous booth in the entire sale due to a generous loan of equipment from Panache on Broadway. Neon fluffy umbrellas, fake plants, pink flamingoes - it was amazing.

Thank you to everyone who made this event possible - our volunteers (thanks Hong, Josh, Becki, Thomas, and Jen!), our "sale stock" donors, CHS Blog, People's Parking Lot, Panache, Sustainable Capitol Hill, and last but not least, everyone who patronized the Capitol Hill Garage Sale this weekend. You are all amazing!

Monday, June 8, 2009

We need volunteers! - The Capitol Hill Garage Sale and the Capitol Hill Pride Festival

As we may have mentioned before, June is going to be a very busy month for Unpaving Paradise. Last Sunday's Farmer's Market went wonderfully - the weather was nice, the volunteers hardworking (thanks Josh, Pinar, Micah, Becki and Thomas!), and the Capitol Hill Garage Sale flyers proved so popular we had to run down the street to make more! But we cannot yet rest on our laurels, because the Capitol Hill Garage Sale and the Capitol Hill Pride Festival are coming right up and we still need volunteers for both these events.

Unpaving Paradise will have a sale at the Pine and Belmont community space of the Capitol Hill Garage Sale next Saturday, June 13th. Because UP is a sponsor of the event, we hope to get enough volunteers to run our own sale and to help coordinate the CH Garage Sale as a whole. The sale will run from 10am to 4pm, but we'll need volunteers from about 9am to 5pm so we can do donation pickup, set up, take down and donation of unsold items as well. This event will be outside, but UP will have an canopy over our space.

Unpaving Paradise will also have a booth at the Capitol Hill Pride Festival on June 27th. The Festival will run from 11am to 4pm, but we will need volunteers from about 10:00am to 5:00pm so we can set up and take down the booth. Our presence at the Pride Festival will mostly be about outreach, but we also hope to be able to sell some rainbow bandanas as a fundraiser. This is also an outdoor event, and UP will have a canopy over our booth.

If you are interested in volunteering at either event, for any period of time, please email unpaving(dot)paradise(at)gmail(dot)com to sign up!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

UP in the news

Seattle PostGlobe: Capitol Hill to get P-Patch

6/27 - UP Booth at the Capitol Hill Pride Festival

June is a busy month for Unpaving Paradise! Along with co-hosting the Capitol Hill Garage Sale and tabling at the Farmer's Market, UP will also have a booth at the Capitol Hill Pride Festival on Saturday, June 27th. The Festival will run from 11am to 4pm, and as always, we need volunteers to help run the booth and tell our neighbors all about the park-to-be at John and Summit. If you're interested in volunteering at the UP booth or to poster for the event, please contact unpaving(dot)paradise(at)gmail(dot)com.

6/7 - UP Tabling at the Cap Hill Farmer's Market

We'll be at the Capitol Hill Farmer's Market again this Sunday - hope to see you there! If you'd like volunteer, please contact unpaving(dot)paradise(at)gmail(dot)com.

Friday, May 29, 2009

John and Summit has just been awarded $150,000!

Dear UP,

Below is an email from Su-Jn Chon, a project manager at the Department of Neighborhoods. She confirms what we've been hoping for the last few days would come true - John and Summit Park is now almost fully funded due to an allocation from the new Parks Levy P-Patch Development Fund.

We will continue to fundraise and hold outreach events, if not at such a hectic pace as before. There are a few things we could use money for, such as a tool shed, compost bins, and a continuing maintenance fund. However, we can now rest assured that there will be a magnificent park and P-Patch at John and Summit by next year.

It was because of the backing of the whole community that the City decided to fund this project. Thank you all so much for your past and continued support.

~ The Unpaving Paradise Steering Committee


Dear Unpaving Paradise,

Congratulations! The Parks Levy Oversight Committee reviewed the P-Patch list of projects slated for the first quarter of the new Parks Levy funding. The committee approved the $150,000 we allocated to the John & Summit P-Patch Development. We are excited to partner with the Parks and Recreation Department to get this wonderful project off the ground quickly and growing fresh parsnips!

Thank you for your stewardship to your neighborhood and the community-at-large.

SuJ'n Chon
City of Seattle - Department of Neighborhoods
Program Manager, P-Patch & Neighborhood Matching Fund programs

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

6/13 - UP is co-hosting the 2nd Annual Capitol Hill Garage Sale

Unpaving Paradise is proud to co-host this year's Capitol Hill Garage Sale along with CHS blog and Sustainable Capitol Hill. If you're interested in having your own sale that day, go to the Capitol Hill Garage Sale website and register your rummage. If you'd like to help with organizing for the sale beforehand or the day-of, please email us at unpaving(dot)paradise(at)gmail(dot)com. Keep an eye on the UP blog for more news on the Sale as the date comes closer.

Mark it down on your calendars - June 13th, 2009 is guaranteed to be a day-long neighborhood bargain-fest!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tabling at the Farmer's Market

This last Sunday was the first Capitol Hill Farmer's Market of the year, and we were there to enjoy the bounty and spread the word about the park and P-Patch to be at John and Summit. UP will be at the Capitol Hill Farmer's Market every first Sunday of the month through the end of the year - if you're interested in tabling, please email us at unpaving(dot)paradise(at)gmail(dot)com.

Above and below: our intrepid outreach team in action.

Thanks again to this Sunday's volunteers, and to Shawn for his time and photographic skill.

Friday, May 1, 2009

6/13 - UP is cohosting this year's Capitol Hill Garage Sale

Unpaving Paradise is proud to co-host this year's Capitol Hill Garage Sale along with CHS blog and Sustainable Capitol Hill. If you're interested in having your own sale that day, go to the Capitol Hill Garage Sale website and register your rummage. If you'd like to help with organizing for the sale beforehand or the day-of, please email us at unpaving(dot)paradise(at)gmail(dot)com. Keep an eye on the UP blog for more news on the Sale as the date comes closer.

Mark it down on your calendars - June 13th, 2009 is guaranteed to be a day-long neighborhood bargain-fest!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pictures from the Guitar Hero Showdown

A note: partway through the event, the Guitar Hero Showdown turned into "Let's hang out and play Rock Band". Despite the alternation of our evening's plans (or perhaps because of it), Unpaving Paradise met new friends and fun was had by all.

The band

The adoring fans

Lord of the Drums

Katherin holds the fort

The band: The Reunion Tour

Monday, April 20, 2009

Reminder: The Guitar Hero Showdown is this Saturday!

Rock out for the park-to-be at John and Summit! Get drinks at Happy Hour prices and battle your friends and neighbors for Guitar Hero supremacy for only $10. The festivities will start at 8pm and go until around 11, or whenever the Guitar Hero of Capitol Hill is revealed. This event is hosted by the Capitol Hill Community Council on behalf of the John and Summit Park.

For the serious contenders, we've listed the Showdown rules below:

The competition will begin at 8:00 p.m. You may arrive up to one hour early to sign-in and warm-up, if you wish. Registration & check-in closes 15 minutes before the start of the tournament.

Registration fee is $10.00 per participant; 100% of this goes to the park.

If you are a competitor and are late to your competition round, a forfeit will be called and you will be eliminated from the competition.

The competition will be run according to three ‘brackets’ corresponding to difficulty level – Medium, Hard & Expert; thus, if you are a Medium, you will not compete against someone who is an Expert. You must declare your skill level at sign-in and may not switch after registration has closed at 7:45pm. For each level, selected songs will become progressively more difficult as you move forward.

Songs for each round will be pre-­selected. The initial round will consist of 2 (or 3 as time permits) songs.

The winner will be the player with the highest total score (points), NOT the player with the most correct notes. The winning contestant will move on to compete with another winning contestant in the winner’s bracket whereas the contestant with the lower score will then play against another losing contestant in the loser’s bracket. Contestants will be randomly matched-up and announced before the start of the tournament.

In the event of a tie (total score within 100 points of each other), the contestants will compete again with an additional pre­-selected song.

Final rounds will be best two out of three songs in both the winner’s and loser’s brackets.

** In the event that there are only two contestants for a given skill level, both contestants will be allowed to play in the final round, but will again be judged according to highest total score. The player who won the preceding round will be awarded 25,000 points that will be added to their final score as a bonus for winning the previous round.**

There is no pausing allowed. If a player intentionally pauses the game the Event Moderator has the authority to disqualify that player. Any accidental pausing will be reviewed.

Any mishandling of equipment (throwing of guitar, hitting guitar or game console, breaking buttons or whammy bar of guitar, damage of TV, etc.) will result in elimination from the tournament and paying for damages incurred.

All rulings of the Event Moderator are final. The format may be altered to best accommodate the number of players.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Volunteer Pledge Forms are due April 11th!

As part of our fundraising for John and Summit Park, Unpaving Paradise is applying for the Neighborhood Matching Fund's Large Project Fund. We'd like to include as many volunteer pledge forms as we can with our grant when we submit it to the Department of Neighborhoods. Not only will this show that the community is committed to getting a park and P-Patch at John and Summit, volunteer hours are valued at $15/hr as a match for the NMF Grant.

The volunteer pledge form is below. Please send it to by April 11th!


ATTACHMENT: MATCH PLEDGE FORM FOR: _____________________________________

Project: John and Summit Park/ Unpaving Paradise

The individuals, businesses, or organizations listed below commit to donate volunteer time, materials, or services for the above project.

+ Physical improvement projects require 1:1 match ratio (applicant is responsible for matching the equivalent of $1 for every $1 requested)
+ All other projects require a ½:1 match ratio (applicant is only responsible for matching the equivalent of $.50 for every $1 requested)
+ Volunteer Labor is valued at $15 an hour
+ In-kind Professional Services is valued at up to $75 an hour

Name (Please Print):
Street Address and ZIP Code:
Number of Hours Pledged:
Value ($15/hr):
Kinds of Volunteer Activities:


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

4/25 - Guitar Hero Showdown at Cafe Metropolitain!

Rock out for the park-to-be at John and Summit! Get drinks at Happy Hour prices and battle your friends and neighbors for Guitar Hero supremacy for only $10. The festivities will start at 8pm and go until around 11, or whenever the Guitar Hero of Capitol Hill is revealed.

This event is hosted by the Capitol Hill Community Council on behalf of the John and Summit Park.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Open House Update

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night at the open house. We had a great time talking about the park-to-be and enjoying Vermillion's cozy cafe space (thanks Diana!).

A big part of the meeting was discussing how community members can get involved in the park-building efforts. The details about our volunteer opportunities are listed below.

We're looking for volunteers for four different functions:

  • Assist with the grantwriting process
  • Search for funding sources (governmental, private foundations, private donors) & following up on them
  • Organizing the "brick sale" fundraiser

  • Postering
  • Getting the word out online (email/Facebook/website)
  • Talking to & networking with interested groups/businesses in the neighborhood
  • Take charge of our ads in The Stranger

Volunteer Recruitment
  • Bring in more volunteers and figure out who could be where & when

Event Planning
  • Organize monthly UP events (like our Guitar Hero contest in April)
  • Putting together outreach materials (posters, notices)
  • Coordinate with other volunteer groups to increase attendance/participation at events
Please drop us a line at unpaving.paradise(at) you'd like to help out with any of these functions. Also, please let us know if you have ideas about ways you could help that are not listed above. We welcome any suggestions and encourage you to speak with your friends and neighbors about UP.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

3/11 - Open House!

You are invited to Unpaving Paradise's Open House on Wednesday, March 11th at 6:30pm at the Vermillion Art Gallery and Wine Bar (1508 11th Ave). Please join us for useful information and lively discussion about the continuing community fundraising project for John and Summit Park/P-Patch. Also, there will be tasty snacks courtesy of local businesses.

Find out how you can make a garden and park a reality at John & Summit!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Friday 3/13 - The Copper Vine's B-day

Unlucky for some, but lucky for us; The Copper Vine (1315 E Pine St) is celebrating its 2nd birthday on Friday, March 13th and it's giving us a present:
The Copper Vine Turns Two! Join us from 5-8pm to celebrate 2 years of plants, gardening & growing on Capitol Hill. A percentage of each sale will be donated to Unpaving Paradise.
Also, the Copper Vine is still giving away little lemon trees to anyone donating to Unpaving Paradise.

Friday, February 6, 2009

2Thurs ArtWalk and The Copper Vine's Birthday

The Copper Vine (1350 E Pine St.) is supporting UP once again by donating $1 of every purchase made during the Capitol Hill Art Walk to the park-to-be at John and Summit. The next Cap Hill Art Walk will be Thursday, February 12th.

Also, since The Copper Vine is celebrating its 2nd birthday on March 1st, it's giving a present to the park!

Happy Birthday To Us!
The Copper Vine turns 2 on March 1st. When we opened our doors, we had a beautiful lemon tree with large, yellow lemons. That tree was eventually purchased by a customer but we kept one of the lemons. Its seeds produced these little plants.

To celebrate our birthday, we will be giving away these plants to customers who make a donation to Unpaving Paradise. For more information, see the donation jar by our deck chair!

2/12 - Streets for People Forum

The Seattle Great City Initiative has invited Unpaving Paradise to present at the Streets for People Kick-off Forum. The Forum will be at SLU Armory on February 12th from 5 to 7pm. Come and listen to speakers, check out the street fair, and visit us at our booth!

"Streets for People" is a campaign focused on created a better and more sustainable future for transportation in Seattle. The forum will be focused on Streets for People's goal of building "a broad based public campaign to transition our streets away from an auto-centric approach to one that treats streets as public places, and prioritizes them for walking, biking and transit."

If you're interested in coming to the forum and helping us spread the word about the community's vision for John and Summit Park/P-Patch, please email This will be a great outreach opportunity for Unpaving Paradise, so we wouldn't mind having a few more volunteers!

2/10 - UP presents to the EDNC

Unpaving Paradise will be presenting the community's vision and fundraising plan for John and Summit Park/P-Patch to the East District Neighborhood Council on Tuesday, February 10th.

This presentation is an important step toward getting a Neighborhood Matching Fund Grant for the park/p-patch - the EDNC plays a big role in rating community projects from the Capitol Hill, First Hill, Central District and Madrona neighborhoods. Please attend and give us your support!

If you'd like to help present to the Neighborhood Council or if you'd just like to cheer us on, the meeting will be from 6:30 to 8pm at the Capitol Hill Branch Library. This will be a normal meeting of the EDNC, so there will be plenty more interesting neighborhood issues on the agenda as an added bonus :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Wii Sports + Faire = Awesome

Good times were had by all at the Wii Sports Tournament this last Saturday. Thank you to everyone who came to battle for Wii supremacy and support John and Summit park!

Hong takes on Wii Bowling

Vinny goes for a home run; Allison and David keep score

David takes a break and tries his hand at the game

Our winnters:




Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Wii Sports Tournament this Saturday!

When: Saturday, January 17, 2009 02:00 PM - 01/17/2009 06:00 PM

Where: Faire Gallery and Cafe - 1351 East Olive Way

What: Battle for Wii supremacy at the first annual Wii Sports Tournament! Pizza for all and prizes for the winners. $10 entry fee - all proceeds go to the park-to-be at John and Summit.

Hosted by the Capitol Hill Community Council

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Capitol Hill Art Walk/2nd Thurs at The Copper Vine

The Copper Vine (1350 E Pine St.) will donate $1 of every purchase made during the Capitol Hill Art Walk to the park-to-be at John and Summit. Visit, have a snack, and learn more about the fundraising efforts. You may even bring home a little photosynthesizing friend.

The Capitol Hill Art Walk is now from 5-8pm on the 2nd Thursday of every month. See their MySpace page for a full listing of participating businesses along the Pike/Pine corridor.