Laurelhurst Community Center and friends to host Laurelhurst Salmon Bake on Sept. 11

Join your family and friends for the annual Salmon Bake at Laurelhurst Park (4544 NE 41st St) from 5:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11. Local businesses, Laurelhurst Community Center, Lifelong Recreation and Specialized Programs have partnered to make this another fun event.

The menu includes grilled wild salmon, corn on the cob, watermelon, tangy coleslaw, fresh rolls and chocolate brownies. Adult salmon dinner tickets are $15. Children (12 and younger) salmon dinner tickets are $10. Hot dog or garden burger dinner tickets are $5. Tickets can be purchased at the event with cash, check or credit card and the sales benefit Seattle Parks programming.

Seattle Parks and Recreation thanks co-sponsors MaxWell Meals, Metropolitan Market, Era Living, Kwanchai, Le Cordon Bleu, the Laurelhurst Advisory Council, the Lifelong Recreation and Special Populations Advisory Councils and the Associated Recreation Council.

The Larry Jones Trio will be back this year along with the popular kids’ carnival!  For more information on Lifelong Recreation and Special Populations programming, please visit and

Seattle Parks works in partnership with the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) to bring high-quality, accessible and affordable recreation opportunities to the people of Seattle. For more information on ARC, please see

For more information, please call the community center at 206-684-7529.

Do you know your neighbor is a heron? Come learn about Project HeronWatch on Jan. 18

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Learn about Seattle’s official City bird, the Great Blue Heron during a free fun family event at Discover Park Visitor Center on Saturday January 18 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

View the new live streaming heron display and enjoy kids crafts, interactive exploring stations, habitat walks, and light refreshments. 

At 1 p.m., Chris Anderson, Washington State wildlife biologist, will offer an information session about the local heron colony, offering fun facts about this great bird and ways you can help protect this species for generations to come.