The Eastlake Community Council has several free public events scheduled this week:
- Paul Dorpat: Local writer and historian Paul Dorpat will bring his popular slideshow and talk about Eastlake history to the Tyee Yacht Club, 3229 Fairview Ave. E., from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27. Dorpat's talk last year was extremely popular. If you have historic photos or documents to share, I suspect he'd be thrilled to see them.
- Restore the shoreline: Wear your sturdy shoes and bring work gloves to this event to restore the Lake Union shoreline from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 1. There will be a chance to help complete the native planting beds, clean up, weed, mulch and wire up trees to protect them from beavers. This is in the 1500 block of Fairview Ave. E., just north of Lake Union Drydock.
- Public meeting on Eastlake's parks and trails needs: This meeting at TOPS@Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. E., from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, May 2, will focus on parks and trails in the neighborhood. Have ideas about what you'd like to see added or improved? Bring them to the meeting or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.