Queen Anne Community Council

The Queen Anne Community Council (QACC) meets at 7:30 p.m. on July 2 at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St.), and it is open to all Queen Anne residents and business owners.

The QACC is currently involved in the following:

•Transportation — Communicating with the Seattle Department of Transportation and the public about the Mercer Corridor and Uptown road-construction projects and the impact on both drivers and pedestrians.

The July agenda will include a discussion of the traffic revisions to Roy and Mercer streets. The transportation committee is also following the upcoming Metro Transit revisions and cuts and how they impact Uptown and Queen Anne. These are ongoing issues and the public is encouraged to voice concerns or comments. 

•Land Use Review Committee — It is reviewing the Seattle Children’s Home project by Toll Brothers and the new three-story design proposal for the CVS project in Uptown at Queen Anne Avenue North and Mercer Street (Kidd Valley). 

•Parks — In July, the Parks Committee will discuss 12th Avenue West and West Howe Street Park and Smith Cove Park.

•QACC 2014 Elections — The QACC will hold elections on Sept. 17. Please attend the July 2 meeting for more information. 

For more information and past minutes, visit www.qacc.net. 

Queen Anne Helpline

From Carrie Akre and The Not-Its to the How Pickle Got out of a Jam and Street Treats food trucks, the 2014 Queen Anne Days (queenannedays.com) promises to serve up some great music and some equally great food.

The Queen Anne Neighborhood Alliance (QANA) is breathing new life into this long-loved community festival. On July 12 and 13, Queen Anne will be abuzz, starting with the 5K Fun Run/Walk along the Crown of Queen Anne, which benefits the Queen Anne Helpline. Register on the Helpline website: www.QueenAnneHelpline.org.

The Helpline is also looking for volunteers for the Fun Run/Walk. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, visit the website, call the Helpline office at (206) 282-1540 or email funrun@queenannehelpline.org.

On July 12, a Kiddie Parade and sidewalk sales will go up and down Queen Anne Avenue, and then from noon to 4 p.m., bands, food trucks, bouncy houses, interactive booths, a car show and more will entertain all ages for free at West Queen Anne Playfield (150 W. Blaine St.).

Additional highlights on Saturday include The Johnny Bregar Band and musical act Duo Finelli.

Interactive booths from noon to 4 p.m. will include businesses such as Blue Highway Games, Parkour Visions Gym, Discovery Wellness Center, HomeStreet Bank, Sportball, St. Anne’s and more.

A fairly new tradition will continue with a car show put on by MarQueen’s Garage, featuring unique cars from around the community, while a city fire truck will also visit.

Capping the weekend off on July 13, local businesses along Queen Anne Avenue will continue their sidewalk sales.

Donations and sponsor dollars before and during the event all support scholarships for kids at the Queen Anne Community Center.