Your Busy Weekend in Northeast Seattle, April 3-9

The forecast calls for a partly sunny weekend with temperatures nearing 60 degrees.

FRIDAY, April 3

  • Donate your spring cleaning purge to the Annual Eckstein Middle School Band Rummage Sale. 
    • Drop off items in the school cafeteria at 3003 NE 75th Street between 1:30-4 PM. (The cafeteria’s exterior entrance faces the garden area in the back parking lot.) Items accepted include clothing in wearable condition, household items, books, music, furniture, toys, games, puzzles, and sporting equipment (no unassembled furniture, carseats or strollers).
  • Listen to local live jazz with friends and great coffee. 


  • Score some bargains and support young musicians.
    • Annual Eckstein Band Rummage Sale, in the lunchroom and parking lot of the school at 3003 NE 75th St. Baked goods and music from the school’s jazz combos will also be on-hand. Money raised is used to offset some of the cost of off-camput music performances, repair damaged instruments, and provide scholarships to children who need assistance. 9 AM-3 PM. FREE.
  • Add to your collections of gardening books or botanical illustrations.
    • 10th Annual Garden Lovers’ Book Sale at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. The used book sale benefits the Elizabeth C. Miller Library’s purchase of new books and magazine subscriptions. 9 AM-3PM. FREE.
  • Hop on over for your annual neighborhood Spring Egg Hunt.
    • Ravenna Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave NE. 10-10:15 AM. FREE.
  • Take the kids for pajama story time and drawing demo followed by free gelato. 

SUNDAY, April 5 – EASTER! 

  •  Add to your collections of gardening books or botanical illustrations. 


  • Play a bookworm’s dream board game. 
    • Bring Your Own Book Game Night at Ravenna Third Place Books, 6504 NE 20th Ave NE. Bring a book and then search for text to satisfy a selected prompt. 7-8 PM. FREE.

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  1. I thought the Ravenna-Eckstein Easter egg hunt was on Saturday? This SeattleTimes link says Saturday..

  2. Hi! I’m having a garage sale today only – Saturday, April 18th – over at 6067 6th Ave NE.

    I’m moving cross country using my car which means there’s a bunch of great stuff I can’t fit that is available to you at terrific prices:

    Vintage solid oak Desk and Dresser

    Kitchen items: Quality cooking stuff: Glass Baking Pyrex; utensils: spatulas, spoons,
    Pots and Pans, crock pot, food processor, Chef gizmos
    martini glasses, microwave, wok, cupcake muffin pans
    rice maker, power juicer

    Sports: soccer shoes, tennis racquet
    Commuter Bike: Performance Brand
    Great selection of Board Games
    Coleman BBQ Grill Roadtrip LXE
    Folding Sports Camping Chair


    Lamps: Brass Stiffel; Macklemore Wolf lamp
    Picture Frames
    Pet stuff: Granite Gear Dog Pack (never used)
    Luggage: suitcase, duffel bag, garment bag
    Large Quality Bookshelf (7-foot)
    Two “cube” bookshelves, also in great shape
    File Cabinet
    Color Printer
    Fold Out Couch
    Bathroom Hutch (fits over toilet)
    TV Stand
    Nestled End Tables

    Acoustic guitar

    Men’s Clothing: (medium, large, x-large; cool tee shirts, jackets, socks, shoes)

    Bedding: Comforters(2), Towels, Blankets, Sheets, Pillowcases, Pillows

    Medical Equipment: walking boot, crutches, shoulder harness – sling,
    cryo-cuff cold water therapy (for knee, shoulder, ankle)

    Vacuum Cleaner

    I really am moving cross country and need everything gone!

    Address: 6067 6th Avenue NE
    Seattle, WA 98115
    (One block South of Ravenna Blvd.)

    Saturday: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

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