Community News

Girls Scouts Craft Fair

It’s that time of the year! The much anticipated St. John Girl Scouts Craft Fair is happening on December 10, after each of the morning Masses at Egan Hall! Come get some holiday shopping done, munch on some holiday treats and support our Girl Scout troops!

Bishop Blanchet Events

  • Middle School STEM Day, a collaboration between Blanchet’s Robotics Team (the CyBears) and the Math Team, will be on Saturday, December 2. Students may sign up for one, two, or all three of the free events: Pinewood Derby, Math Trivia, and Compostable Egg Drop.
  • Winter Clinics in cheerleading (K-8th), boys basketball(grades 5-8) and baseball (grades 2-4) are offered December 16-19.

Scout Christmas Tree Lot at St. Al’s

It’s Christmas tree time again for Scouts & Crew 100 & 8100. Scouts will be selling Christmas trees for their annual fundraiser at the St. Alphonsus church parking lot. The Scouts help customers find the perfect tree, give it a fresh cut, and use their Scouting skills to ensure trees are tied onto cars with proper knots.

Scouts & Crew 100 has been selling Christmas trees in the Ballard area since 1956. Buying a tree at the tree lot is a community tradition, with many local families returning year after year. Proceeds from sales help send the Scouts to summer camp and cover camping trips and Scouts Night Out activities. The Scouts also donate trees to several local churches and a portion of the tree lot proceeds go to the Ballard Food Bank. Visit the Scouts & Crew 100/8100 website:


  • Location: St. Alphonsus Parish Parking Lot (15th Ave NW between NW 57th St, & NW 58th St.)
  • Dates: Saturday, Nov. 25-Friday, Dec. 15 or until we run out of trees
  • Hours: Wednesday through Friday: 2-8pm; Saturday & Sunday: 9am-9pm
  • Products available:
    • Eight varieties of fresh-cut trees ranging from 3’-9’+ tall, including Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, Korean Fir, Noble Fir, Nordmann Fir, Norway Spruce, Sheared Douglas Fir, and “our famous Charlie Brown trees.”
    • Fresh holiday greenery includes deluxe wreaths, cedar garlands, mantlepieces, plus tree stands and more.
  • All prices are the same as last season!