No Foolin, Easter Sunday is April 1st!

The Easter Bunny might need a few tricks up his sleeve this year to go along with the sweets, since Easter Sunday falls on April Fools' Day for the first time in more than 60 years.

Just how does this happen? And who picks the date for Easter Sunday each year? Or Palm Sunday? Or Ash Wednesday, a Christian day of fasting and repentance, which happened to fall on Valentine's Day this year?

Well, it's all about the moon. On the Gregorian calendar (the one that we use), Easter, the day when Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, is celebrated on the first Sunday after the Paschal full moon, which is the first full moon on or after March 21, according to

Easter, thus, always falls between March 22 and April 25. In addition to the religious significance to Christians, Easter is also a time for family festivities, community parties, egg hunts and the traditional visit of the Easter Bunny, bringing candy and other treats to children's Easter baskets to celebrate spring.

Since 1900, Easter Sunday has only fallen on April Fools' Day four times - 1923, 1934, 1945 and 1956 - and it won't happen again until 2029.

Now, to find Palm Sunday, the sixth Sunday of the Christian Lenten season, you start with the date of Easter and back up one week: It is the Sunday before Easter, which is Sunday, March 25, this year.
To find Ash Wednesday, you start with the date of Easter Sunday, back up six weeks (that gives you the first Sunday of Lent), and then back up four more days: Ash Wednesday is the Wednesday before the first Sunday of Lent.

The Easter season coincides with Passover, one of the most important festivals on the Jewish calendar. In 2018, Passover begins on Friday, March 30, and ends in the evening of Saturday, April 7. Passover commemorates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt.

Next weekend, the Shore Club will post the annual 'Easter Bunny Dock Hop' scheduled stops.

2018 Angle Lake Shore Club Events

A season does not go by at Angle Lake without one community event or another to look forward to. The Angle Lake Shore Club sponsors and hosts the following events annually. Most activities are free for community members to participate except where noted below.

Pictures from prior year events can be viewed HERE.

  • Sunday, April 1st. The Easter Bunny will be dock hopping around the lake on Easter Sunday carrying a basket full of eggs to hand out to all the local ALSC children! Free for all residents and their extended families around the lake.
  • Sunday, April 22nd. Angle Lake Fishing Derby. Derby open to all members and non-members who purchase Derby raffle tickets. A raffle ticket includes continental breakfast, entrance in the fishing competition, barbecue lunch and a chance to win raffle prizes. Fishing competition prizes will be awarded based upon predefined categories; Raffle prizes will be awarded via random selection.
  • Fridays, June through September its "Heads and Tails on the 'El". Each Friday evening (weather permitting) community members will gather at the lake 'elbow' from 6:00 until 8:00 pm to share a frothy mug (heads) and other adult beverages (tails), snacks and conversations. All are welcome.
  • Monday / Tuesday July 2nd and 3rd. The US Special Olympics has selected Angle Lake as the preferred location to host the Stand Up Paddle Board Competition! This is not an ALSC Event, however members and residents are encourage to support this competition as an event volunteer or an active spectator cheering the Athletes.
  • Wednesday, July 4th. Independence Day Activities. Morning activities begin with a fun neighborhood street parade followed by the run around the lake competition. The afternoon will include swimming and boating races and of course will include our dock / beach decoration contest. Join the Parade of Decorated Boats for a sunset cruise in advance of the fireworks show! All activities are open to members and non-members alike. NOTE: The fireworks display will relocate back to the center of Angle Lake this year! 
  • Saturday, July 21st. Lake Bottom Clean Sweep. Community Volunteer Event focused on clearing debris from the shoreline and bottom of Angle Lake. Opportunity for all skills in all conditions: walking along the shoreline; snorkeling just below the surface; and even scuba diving in the deeper parts. Volunteer appreciation lunch will be provided and raffle prizes awarded by the ALSC. Open to all.
  • Saturday, August 11th. Tasty Tapas. Come aboard or better yet, captain your own vessel, joining with your lakeside neighbors enjoying great conversation, tasty appetizers and a satisfying beverage or two. An additional fee is required to participate. This is a members and guest only event.
  • Saturday / Sunday, September 8th and 9th. The Seattle Outboard Association will host the third running of the Frank Hansen Memorial Race Regatta to Angle Lake! This event is not an ALSC Event, however the club will participate by anchoring a string of barges on the eastern end of the race course for residents to gather for the closest viewing opportunity of the race action. 
  • Saturday, September 15th. The Blue Water Aquatics Organization will hold the annual “Last Gasp of Summer” Swim Competition on the lake. The event consists of one and two mile course open water competitive swims. This is a non ALSC sponsored event however spectator support is always appreciated.
  • Sunday, October 28th. Join us for the ALSC Boo Cruise Spooktacular! The BooBoat will sail between 3:30 - 5PM, circling Angle Lake handing out spooky treats to those children/families/adults who are dressed in costume! We will have a photographer ready to take family photos of you and our Spooky Boo Cruisers! You’ll never know who may be onboard the Boo Cruise greet you, so this is one you will not want to miss! Free for all residents and their extended families around the lake.
  • Saturday, December 1st. ALSC Member Christmas Party. A Year End party hosted by a member at their house. This is a members only event and requires a ticket purchase to participate.
  • Saturday, December 15th. Santa Cruise and Christmas Boats. A flotilla of holiday decorated boats will ferry Santa and his hapless holiday helpers to predetermined stops around the lake spreading seasonal cheer and sharing special surprises. Everyone is encouraged to participate by decorating your boat and joining the parade or watch lakeside with a roaring beach bonfire.
  • Tuesday, January 1st. New Years Day. Join us at the Manor Club Private Beach for the annual Polar Bear Plunge! We'll be joining hands at High Noon and then High Tail It through the water to the swim platform and back for small prizes and bragging rights! Not enough incentive for you to enter the frigid waters - well no reason why not to stand safely on the shores gawking and ridiculing those in the water! All are welcome. 
Details of each event will be announced through our Blog Site; Facebook Page; and Quarterly Newsletters as the individual dates draw nearer.

Release from Liability: Recognizing that the ALSC, a non-profit neighborhood based organization run solely on a volunteer basis, will do its best to ensure a safe experience, it is important to understand that participation by any member(s) or non-member(s) in any activities sponsored by the ALSC is done so at the participants own risk.

Keep Usable Items Out Of Our Landfill

Habitat for the Humanities is seeking strong and able bodied volunteers to help clear the Sandstone Inn of reusable furniture and furnishings. Help to keep these valuable items out of our landfill by helping to redirect them to the second hand use “Habitat Restore”.
Volunteers Needed:
Strong and able bodied individuals are encouraged to participate
Up to 20 volunteers working four independent shifts 
Volunteers will be moving furniture and furnishings out of the buildings.
Participating volunteers must bring with them the completed waiver (link)

Habitat for Humanity Materials Reclamation Project
The Sandstone Inn
19225 International Blvd, SeaTac
Friday, March 9th and Saturday, March 10th
Two Shifts Each Day: 8:45-12 and 12:45-4
Volunteer Lunch Provided 12-1

Why Bother Reclaiming Used Materials?
Ongoing rapid development means that many historic buildings are being demolished to make way for new affordable housing and commercial space. Redirecting building materials from the waste stream of this process, and reusing them for other nearby projects is a critical component of sustainable development. There is a huge amount of construction waste, and the potential to reuse will reduce demand on landfill and new materials. When reclaimed materials are secured from an existing building site, the environmental impact is significantly lessened. Reclaimed materials are still the most environmentally friendly option for supplying materials to the home renovation and building industry.

What is Habitat for Humanity ReStore?
Habitat ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers. The items they sell are available to the public and similar to what you may see in other home good stores, such as a brand new box of tile you might be needing for your bathroom project or a vintage treasure you won’t find anywhere else. However, Habitat ReStores are more than just resell stores. The purpose of Habitat ReStores is to contribute to the work of Habitat for Humanity. When you support your local ReStore by shopping, donating or volunteering, you are not only supporting your local community, you're also helping the mission to provide decent shelter to everyone around the world. 

Summer 2018 Travel Alert

The City of SeaTac Department of Public Works is preparing to undertake two new road projects within the areas south of Angle Lake. Both are planned for the Summer of 2018.
Travel through this area will be constrained so please plan accordingly.

2018 Overlay
This project will reconstruct Military Road South between S. 209th Street and the I-5 Bridge. Work will include rubblization of the existing concrete road in place and overlaying with hot mix asphalt, construction of storm water improvements, addition of pedestrian facilities and bicycle lanes, signal upgrades,  Roadway channelization, and permanent signing. Additional detail is available through the project web pages
  •  60% plans are under review
  •  Coordination with WSDOT is ongoing
  • An open house was held on February 7 and was well attended by local residents. Valuable feedback was gained from attendees which included major concerns about speeding, increased traffic volumes, and future traffic volumes on Military Road.

S. 200th Street/26th Avenue Intersection Project
The scope of this design project includes the grind and overlay of the intersection at S. 200th Street and 26th Avenue S., installation of American Disability Act (ADA) compliant sidewalks and ramps, pedestrian signal upgrades, signal loop detectors and channelization. This project is scheduled for construction in the summer of 2018.
  • Development of 90% plans is underway

Citizen Advisory Committee Vacancies

Have you the want to be more involved with the City of SeaTac? Do you hold a desire to provide a valuable service to your community, and to participate in legislative decisions reached in our city?  

If you answered YES, our Citizen Advisory Committees are seeking individuals like you to join with other groups of volunteers interested addressing issues facing their community.

Responsibilities assigned to members of a Citizen Advisory Committee include but are not limited to “the study of critical issues, taking public testimony, performing independent research, and reviewing staff reports and recommendations. These prepare the advisory body to discuss, analyze, formulate, and forward well-developed, thoughtful recommendations to the City Council”.

Let your voice be heard! Consider joining a Citizen Advisory Committee.

The following Citizen Advisory Committees have vacancies:
  • Arts, Culture and Library Advisory Committee
  • Community Services Advisory Committee
  • Planning Commission
  • Senior Citizen Advisory Committee
  • Sidewalk Advisory Committee
Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, February 28.

If you are interested in serving on a committee, choose one of the following for more information:

All positions are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council.