On August 25th, 2018, the Ballinger and Meridian Park neighborhoods came together to enjoy “The NeverEnding Story” movie under the stars. It was the 10th annual Outdoor Movie Night and community members arrived to enjoy many free activities including face painting, balloon animals, a bubble zone, a multitude of crafts, robotics and drone demonstrations, all provided by amazing community volunteers. There were also prize drawings for great items donated by local businesses and community members.
A special thank you to the City of Shoreline for the mini-grant that made this event possible, as well as the Shorewood and Shorecrest high school robotics teams, the Drone club members, our many Ballinger and Meridian Park neighborhood volunteers, and our WONDERFUL local Movie Night sponsors!
August 25th, 2018 is our 10th annual Outdoor Movie Night. Join us for this fun, free community event. We’ll be showing the classic movie The NeverEnding Story, the story of a young boy who dives deep into a fantasy story. He begins to wonder if the fantasy land is real or not. Many adventures take place throughout the movie.
The event is held at the upper field of Aldercrest park at 2545 NE 200th St, with parking along 25th Ave NE and in the upper parking lot on 200th St.
6:30 pm pre-movie entertainment with kids’ crafts, face painting, balloon animals, a snack bar, robotics and remote control airplane demonstrations, and a bubble zone for children.
8:30 pm Movie starts. There will be a few prize drawings prior to the beginning of the movie.
Bring lawn chairs and blankets (no pets, please).
Want to help as a volunteer with movie night activities? We’d love to have you. Just contact us at ballingerneighborhood.org/Contact Us
Brought to you in partnership with the Meridian Park Neighborhood Associations and funded by the City of Shoreline Neighborhood Mini-grant Program.
Due to school construction that limits access to our Community Garden this year, for 2018 garden plots will only be available for returning gardeners. To confirm your plot, applications can now be downloaded by clicking here: BALNA_CommunityGardenApplication_2018.
Once completed, please email the application ASAP to Joyce L. at email@example.com. Spring planting is underway.
2018 is the Year of the Bird! Help build a better world for birds by taking a simple but meaningful action each month. You can start by coming to BALNA’s April meeting to hear from guest speaker Christine Southwick, Shoreline’s own bird expert.
Date: Monday, April 2, 2018
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM. (Guest speaker first on agenda)
Where: Cascade K-8 School (2800 NE 200th St, Shoreline).
Christine will talk about the importance of birds in our environment. Join us for a celebration of our winged neighbors, and learn about International Migratory Bird Day. Christine is an engaging speaker who shares her own considerable experience working with birds, and creating habitat for them.
Parking is in the front of the school, then walk up the breezeway to enter the main building entrance.
Greetings and Happy Fall! As the weather worsens we wanted to bring the neighborhood a safety event for the whole family! Join us for bicycle safety awareness and free helmets for those that need. Thanks for sharing our events with your friends and neighbors!
Join us for the Bicycle Rodeo!
Join Washington Native Plant Society, Ballinger neighborhood restoring native plants and renewing a healthy stream! Time to be announced.
What to bring: Gloves, Pruners and Water. We’ll have extra tools too!
Master Gardeners Hard at Work in Bruggers Bog
Join the BALNA quarterly Adopt-a-Road clean-up. We pick up litter along 25th Ave NE and a section of 205th NE. Come out and meet some fellow Ballinger neighbors, have a nice morning walk, and help show neighborhood pride by keeping this busy roadway litter-free. It’s a quick event and students can earn volunteer time. Gloves, vests, hats and litter bags provided.
When: Saturday, May 27, 2017, 9:00 am.
Where To Meet: The cleanup crew meets in front of lower entrance to Aldercrest Park (25th Ave)
What Area Do We Clean: Along 25th Ave NE between Ballinger Way and NE 205th and along NE 205th from 25th to 19th.
Don’t miss our next BALNA Meeting – Monday, March 6, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. The Ballinger Neighborhood Association (BALNA) is happy to give you the opportunity to meet and hear from key City project managers about projects impacting our neighborhood: the North Maintenance Facility, 25th Avenue NE Flood Reduction, and 25th Avenue NE Sidewalks projects. Below is more detail.
This is your chance to discuss these activities directly with the project managers – meeting attendees are encouraged to ask questions and give input on these projects!
**NORTH MAINTENANCE FACILITY: Project Manager Noel Hupprich will provide an update on the current status of this project. The City has completed a preliminary design analysis for development of the Brugger’s Bog site for a new City Maintenance Facility which identified program requirements, developed multiple site layouts and estimated cost of the project at around $21 to $23M. The preliminary design analysis was presented to City Council last October and with that information, City Council directed staff to complete a separate maintenance facility location analysis. The purpose of this work is to identify other potential sites within the City that can meet the City’s maintenance needs at a lower cost or confirm that the Brugger’s Bog (North Maintenance Facility) site is the best location and value.
**25th AVE NE FLOOD REDUCTION PROJECT: Project Manager John Featherstone will provide an update on the current status of this project and likely next steps. The City is currently reviewing various a small selection of potential approaches developed to reduce flooding along 25th Avenue NE between Brugger’s Bog Park and NE 195th Street. Over the next several weeks the City will solicit feedback from numerous stakeholders (including this neighborhood) in order to help to shape and select the preferred long-term approach to reduce flooding.
**25th AVE NE SIDEWALKS PROJECT: This project will extend the sidewalk along the west side of 25th Avenue NE from NE 195th Place to NE 200th Street. The City is currently considering potentially including this sidewalk extension as either (1) part of the frontage improvements for the North Maintenance Facility, or (2) part of the improvements installed under the 25th Avenue NE Flood Reduction Project. Decisions made in the coming months for both of those projects will help to clarify the optimal timing and project association for this work.
BALNA Meeting are held at the Shoreline Water District, 1519 NE 177th St, Shoreline, WA.
It is time to get ready for the 2107 growing season! If you’re interested in having a garden plot in the BALNA Community Garden, download our 2 page application and gardener responsibilities at BALNA_CommunityGardenApplication_2017.
The 2017 garden plot fee is $30.00 for a 4 foot x 8 foot raised garden bed.
Applications are due by March 12, 2017. Complete the forms (both application and gardener responsibility page) and mail it, with payment, to N. Moreya (address on application).
If you have any questions about becoming a gardner at the BALNA Community Garden, email Joyce L. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring planting is underway!