ECC sponsors 3 summer events; ‘Up’ to be screened for movie night

UPDATE: This post has been changed since it was first published. The Aug. 14 event will feature space for non-profits.

And we have a movie!

The Eastlake Community Council voted Wednesday evening to show “Up” as the feature at the Eastlake Movie Night on Aug. 21. The film features the voices of Ed Asner and Christopher Plummer and tells the story of an elderly man and a young boy who fly to South America in a house lifted by helium-filled balloons.

The film will be screened on the Rogers Playfield lawn the evening of Aug. 21. 

Although the community council will be funding Movie Night, they are still looking for sponsors. Businesses or individuals are encouraged to help out. Sponsors will be listed on the event poster. The ECC also is looking for a sound system and a computer projector (3,500 to 5,000 lumens) to show the film. 

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The ECC is also sponsoring Eastlake’s Night Out event on Aug. 3. The anti-crime event will run from 6-9 p.m. on Yale E. between E. Boston and E. Newton.

The City’s Department of Neighborhoods has contributed $1,000 to help fund the Eastlake event. Cecilia Grevson, who is one of the organizers for the Night Out, says there will be food (hotdogs, grilled oysters, vegetarian chili, watermelon, ice cream and more), music, kids games, emergency preparedness information and visits from fire and police officers.

If you’d like more info on the Night Out, contact Randy Wright at 206-255-1648 or Judy Schoen at 206-406-5529.

The third event on the summer agenda will be a community celebration and block party on Aug. 14 on Fairview between Hamlin and Fairview Park. The event will run from noon to 5 p.m.

The event will have music, an appearance by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, antique cars and booths featuring local non-profits. Eastlake residents are encouraged to bring their own picnic and dine out with their neighbors.

The community council board also discussed the Eastlake News, the ECC’s quarterly publication. The long-time editor of the paper has had to give up the post and the board has been looking for someone to take over editing and design duties. Chris Leman reported that a former Eastlake News editor has indicated she would be willing to take on the job again. The board agreed to spend up to $800 on computer design software for the new editor to use in producing the paper.