A COUPLE IMPORTANT NOTES: this is the 2nd monday, not the third (just for this month) . Also, we need an RSVP for this meeting and, as they aren’t charging us for use of this nice facility, we plan to “pass the hat” to make a donation to their programs.
Come and share a potluck meal in the Center for Wooden Boats’ classic boathouse and enjoy a view of Lake Union’s Christmas lights from 7pm to 9pm.
Elsie Hulsizer, a member of NWWB and of the Board of Trustees for the Center for Wooden Boats, has arranged for us to meet in CWB’s boathouse gallery in South Lake Union. She will tell us what CWB has been doing and what that big wooden building going up next to MOHAI is all about.
The Center for Wooden Boats at the bottom of Lake Union is a maritime museum where history becomes something you can touch, build, row and sail.
CWB is more than wooden boats. Its motto is, “We change lives one boat at a time.” It offers a boat livery and free public sails. It teaches adult and family sailing and adult maritime skills. Its youth programs include sailing and boat building camps, skills classes including STEAM Sailing for Girls!, a jobs skills training program, out-of-school youth program for groups, and field trips.
Located in the heart of Seattle’s booming South Lake Union tech corridor, CWB is positioned to serve as an urban oasis and a gathering place for the areas new residents and employees.
Come learn more about CWB on December 12 from 7pm to 9pm.
Although parking can be scarce in South Lake Union, you will find some on-street parking on Valley Street and along Westlake Ave N. to the north, some public parking in the lot next to the Streetcar stop at Valley St. and Terry Ave N.. Or check https://seattleparking.spplus.com/seattle-south-lake-union-parking.html to find nearby pay lots.
If it’s a dry night there is some free parking at 1177 Fairview Ave. N in the marina lot facing the street across the street from the Silver Cloud Hotel which is about a 3 block walk to the CWB.