Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Northwest Science Fiction Society: Upcomming Events

Saturday 05/17/08 – NWSFS Nomination Social
Please join NWSFS for our May Social at the home of Yvonne and Eric Pawtowski on Saturday, May 17, 2008, in Lynnwood. The social will begin around 5 PM and continue until around 10 PM, or whenever we get tired. Nominations will be opened at this social for the Officers of NWSFS / SFN: Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer.

The address: 7100 187th Place SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037
phone: (425) 771-1626

As usual, this is a potluck, so bring your contribution of a main dish (occasionally have enough), side dish (rarely have enough), munchies (usually have enough), or desert (often have enough, if there is such a thing as enough desert). Bring your own beverages if you want something particular, although some basic beverages will be available. NWSFS members are encouraged to attend, and non-members in the SF/Fannish community are welcome, as always. We hope to see you there.

There will be a grill running. The Pawtowskis will be cooking some extra sausages and dogs to share. Anyone who wants to bring stuff to grill is quite welcome.

There is a small hot tub, covered, which may be operational, weather permitting.

The main television has a VGA input and will likely be used to display photos of interest. If you have electronic photos to share, from Fannish events, the previous Norwescon, or whatever, please bring them.

Logistics: There is parking on the street near the house. Parking in the driveway is okay, you don't need to worry about blocking anyone in. Usually it's not hard to find parking. The neighborhood has a lot of hills, so be careful. There are three stairs leading to both entrances. The back door doesn't have stairs, but the path is too narrow for a wheelchair, and possibly more trouble than it's worth. There are no domesticated animals living there. Smoking is outside only, please.

Unfortunately, the nearest bus stop is near the intersection of 196th St. and 68th Ave, near Edmonds Community College. The Community Transit local routes are 112, 114 and 115 west-bound and 114 and 118 east-bound.

No commuter lines stop there.
Closest transit center/park and ride is Edmonds Community College. (not much farther than the closest stop) Community Transit local routes 112, 118 and 131.

No commuter lines on weekends.
There are closer bus stops, but those buses don't run on weekends.

From Northbound I-5:
Take exit 181-A
Turn left at the stoplight at the end of the exit - 44th Ave.
Turn left at the second stoplight - 200th St.
Turn right when the road ends at Edmonds Community College -68th Ave.
Go straight at the stoplight with 196th St.
*** see below

From Southbound I-5:
Take exit 181, go west on 196th St.
Go straight for a while, the seventh light will be Hwy 99. Cross
Hwy99. Turn right at the second stoplight after 99, this is 68th Ave.

There will be a 4-way stop in front of a fire station.
Go straight; the road's name will change to Blue Ridge Drive.
Turn left at 185th Pl. (the first road on your left)
The road will make a sharp left turn, and its name changes to 70th Avenue.
Turn right at the stop sign onto 187th Pl. SW
The street takes a sharp right turn at the bottom of the hill and becomes 71st Avenue.
Our house is on the left side of this corner.
Gray with white trim and a blue door.

Tues/Wed/Thurs - 6/3, 4, 5/2008 at 7:30 P.M. - My Favorite Restaurant [TBA]
We hope to have one.

Saturday 06/28/08 – NWSFS Social Picnic and Election and Summer Fun
Please join us Saturday, June 28, 2008, for an Election and Picnic Social at Woodland Park Shelter No4, and tables # 47 - 49. The social will begin at 1 P.M. and end at 9 P.M. Ballots will be accepted until 6 P.M. All ballots will be tallied and the results announced at the social. Results will also be announced at the picnic an posted on our web site.

A grill will be available. The club will provide burgers, hot dogs, condiments and buns. Please bring a contribution of munchies, salad, side dish, or dessert that will complement the grilled main course. To coordinate contributions, you may call or email Michael Citrak 360.438.0871, mcitrak(AT) Bring your own beverages. NWSFS members are encouraged to attend, and non members in the community are welcome, as always. We hope to see you there.

Logistical information:
The shelter has covered tables. Grills and water are available. Bathrooms are across the parking lot. The shelter is right next to the parking lot. No stairs are required. Some handicapped and plenty of other parking is available. There is a fenced off–leash dog area down the hill. Bubbles and squirt guns and other summer time toys will be there.

• I–5 North & I–5 South:
• Take the NE 50th St. exit.
• Turn left if from I–5 northbound; turn right if from I–5 Southdown.
• Continue on NE 50th Westbound.
• Turn right on N 50th St. and Stone Way N.
• Stone Way N will turn into Green Lake Way N. when you make the right turn.
• Move into the left lane and continue on Green Lake Way N. to W. Green Lake Way N, which is at the Green Lake Pitch and Putt Golf Course.
• Turn left onto W. Green Lake Way N.
• Make the first left into the parking lot;
• Then quickly turn right to go up the hill.
• Shelter No4 is immediately on the left hand side of the road at the top of the hill.
• Look for the NWSFS signs.

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