Friday, May 20, 2011


Posted on behalf Jeanine Swanson / NWSFS Vice-Chair:

Please join NWSFS for our May Social at the home of Yvonne and Eric Pawtowski on Saturday, May 21st. The social will begin around 5 PM and continue until around 10 PM, or whenever we get tired.

7100 187th Place SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037

Nominations will be opened at this social for the officers of NWSFS / SFN:  Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer.  If you can not make the social and wish to nominate someone in advance, please contact

This is a potluck, so bring your contribution of a main dish, side dish, munchies, or dessert. BYOB 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.

Upcoming Events:  
May 5th, MFR  – Join us at one of Yvonne, Eric, & Daniel Pawtowski’s restaurants, Buca Di Beppo.
May 21st  – Social and Nominations for NWSFS officers at Yvonne & Eric’s home.
June 18th – Social and Elections for NWSFS officers at Woodland Park (shelter #4)
July 6th MFR - Join us at one of Judy’s favorite restaurants, Bob’s Burgers & Brew. (Marysville)
July 8th – 10th – Excursion to Crater Lake, Oregon
July 16th Chili Cook off social at Shawn & Kat’s home.
Aug MFR – Join us at one of William’s favorite restaurant.  Date and location TBD.
Aug 15th  -  Road trip to Worldcon in Reno. The train leaves Seattle Monday, August 15th.  Worldcon begins Wednesday, August 17th.
Aug 20th Social at Chris McDonell’s home for console gaming.
Sept MFR - Join us at one of Barry’s favorite restaurants, Dorky’s Arcade (Tacoma). Date TBD
Sept 17th  – Sci–Fi cocktail party social at Barry & Paula Currey’s home. 
Oct  MFR – Join us at one of Shawn & Kat’s favorite restaurants, Lombardi’s Cucina (Issaquah). Date TBD
Oct Social  – Mad Scientist Social at Mike Ormes’ home.   Date TBD
Nov 19th Social at Katharine Bond’s home

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