• Lenin Lighting, Friday, Dec, 7, 5 p. m. As the holidays and winter solstice approach, Fremont lights up Lenin like a Christmas tree. Fremont hasn’t lost its sense of irony. www.fremont.com
• The Fremont branch of the Seattle Public Library, 731 N. 35th St. is a Carnegie library that opened in 1921. Monday-Tuesday, 1-8 p. m. Wednesday-Thursday, 11 a. m.-6 p. m. Friday closed. Saturday, 11 a. m.-6 p. m. Sunday closed.
• The Wallingford branch of the Seattle Public Library, 1501 N. 45th St. is a small, family friendly place. Silence, sometimes, can be a precious commodity, but the vibe is good. Monday-Tuesday 1-8 p. m. Wednesday.-Thursday 11 a. m.-6 p. m. Friday closed. Saturday 11 a. m.-6 p. m. Sunday closed.
Wallingford Chamber of Commerce www.wallingfordchamber.orgWallingford Community Council www.wallingford.orgWallingford Neighborhood Association
Family Works Resource Center & Food Bank
www.familyworksseattle.orgWallingford Neighborhood Service Center Fremont Chamber of Commerce www.fremontseattle.comFremont Arts Council
www.fremontartscouncil.orgSolid Ground (formerly Fremont Public Association) www.solid-ground.org
10049 College Way N. (206) 684-0850.
For a true emergency call 911. Fire Station
• No. 9: 3829 Linden Ave. N.
• Wallingford Center, North 45th Street and Wallingford Avenue North: The former Interlake Public School was designed by James Stephen in 1904, an architect who also designed Lincoln High School, the YMCA central branch, John Hay School on Queen Anne and numerous other buildings around the Northwest. The structure is on the National Register of Historic Places. Now a vital part of Wallingford’s retail mix, Wallingford Center houses some 17 shops, many carrying ecofriendly and fair trade products.
• Fremont Troll: A big statue that squats beneath the Aurora Bridge on N. 36th Street at Troll Avenue North grasping an actual VW Beetle with a California license plate. It’s the handiwork of four artists and it draws tourists from all over.