Two Eastlake events this week: Spring Gathering, merchants gathering

Time to shake off the winter blahs and get out! There are two social events in Eastlake this week that will give you a chance to get out of the house, meet your neighbors and have a good time:

Spring Celebration, 7-10 p.m., Tuesday, March 22: This is the latest in a series of neighborhood gatherings sponsored by the Eastlake Community Council and a local restaurant. The fall event at Louisa’s drew a big crowd and was lots of fun. This latest gathering will be at Pazzo’s on Eastlake, 2307 Eastlake Ave. E. They’ll be offering beer for $2.50 a pint, wine for $5 a glass and Pazzo’s will provide various appetizers and slices. Or, if you’d like, you can order off their full menu (at your own expensive, of course). These events are always lots of fun. Come celebrate spring and the new blooms that are sprouting along Eastlake Avenue!

Eastlake Merchants Association gathering, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 24: The Eastlake Merchants Association invites local business owners and those who work for local businesses to an after-work gathering at Lake Union Crew on Thursday. The group wants to add more members. They’ll be talking about what they’re planning as well as seeking input and ideas from those new to the group. Food and drink are promised.