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Oct 12th - Oct 14th 2012 Seattle WA — **Registration Date for Hotel extended - now October 1st. WHO:     CatholicMatch members in Seattle, Pacific Northwest and ...

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Quality Inn Seattle Center and Environs
618 John Street
Seattle, WA 98109 USA

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Event Details

**Registration Date for Hotel extended - now October 1st.

WHO:    CatholicMatch members in Seattle, Pacific Northwest and Environs

WHAT:    Seattle Catholic Singles Weekend


WHERE:  Seattle Center and Downtown Seattle.

WHEN:   OCT 12-14. Friday, October 12 (congregate after 6 PM) until Sunday,  October 14th (5 PM)


Join fellow CMers for a fun-filled day or weekend in Seattle and discover why it is affectionately described as the ‘Emerald City’. The event will be composed of optional group outings e.g. King Tut exhibit, Paul Allen's EMF museum, water tours, socializing and dinners as well as spiritual events e.g. Mass and Rosary prayer.  Come for as much or as little of the weekend as you wish, and join us for an exciting time. 

About the venue: We will be staying at a hotel adjacent to Seattle Center, just 2 blocks walking distance to the Space Needle, Seattle Center, EMP, Sci-Fi Museum, a, Pacific Science Center, and Monorail.  Minutes away from Pikes Place Market, Shopping, Pioneer Squar, the new Ferris Wheel on the pier, and the panoramic Puget Sound. 


Questions/Registration? : Send me a message through:

1. CatholicMatch Events Page
3. Email:

4. Tel: 604-788-7543

Registration Deadline:

For hotel reservations, now extended until Oct 1 for the special rate. For those locals not needing lodging, Monday, Oct 8th. Feel free to spread the word, we would enjoy a big turnout!.
What to know about the Seattle Weekend:

Lodging: A set number of rooms will be made available at the Quality Inn (just two blocks from the Space Needle).

Hotel Address:

Quality Inn

618 John Street,
Seattle, WA 981019 tel: 206.728.7666

These will be composed of a set number of single and double rooms. Participants will be encouraged to book their room by Monday, October 1st  to receive a special group rate of $82 plus tax. Please contact me to register in order to obtain the group booking name. Note: The hotel will honor the special rate after Oct 1st, providing they have vacancy.

Locals: Those who do not require lodging are welcome to join us for the events and fellowship on Saturday and Sunday. Please contact me through CatholicMatch or the above email so we can get an accurate number of participants.
  **Note: Participants must pay for their own lodging, transportation, exhibits and meals.

Getting There:

1.Airport Transportation please contact the Front Desk 206.728.7666 or Book with our preferred shuttle partner, Shuttle Express.

2. Amtrak. Amtrak services Seattle daily from Spokane, Portland and Vancouver, BC. The train station is about three miles south of our hotel (King Street Station) and is serviced by taxis and buses. For schedules please check


Friday: We will congregate from after 6:30 PM in hotel lobby for a welcoming and we will head off to dinner in a local restaurant. Depending on the number of participants, we have the option to book a meeting room in the hotel. The itinerary for Saturday will also be discussed.

***Friday option Speeddating: Catholic Speed Dating in Seattle, All Ages, is an optional activity that will be from 4-6:30 p.m. Friday Oct 12 near the hotel venue for Seattle Catholic Singles weekend. It includes appetizers/sodas and nonalcoholic beverages and is $30 with payment made by mail by Sept. 21, and $40 at the door. RSVP to secure your spot, and get payment info by contacting Anna Maria at or calling 720-309-5321. Date results will be available that weekend. This is an optional, add-on activity. Information on company running event at I look forward to seeing you all! Note: the venue may change to a nearby restaurant if we get a large crowd:-)

Saturday: Most of our events will take place around Seattle Center and Downtown Seattle


8-9 AM: We will gather as a group to discuss the day's events and proceed as a group to Seattle Center.

  9:30 AM- 12:30 King Tut Exhibit: We willLine up for King Tut Exhibit tickets. Estimated cost $32.50
   King Tut Exhibit is open from 9:45 AM - 6 PM. There are alternatives for those not wishing to see the exhibit (See below)


Afternoon Options (Seattle Center) : 1:30-6 PM. These events can all be enjoyed within the confines of Seattle Center

    (a)  ‘DUCK’ amphibious WWII boat tour of downtown Seattle and Lake Union (takes about 90 minutes)
    (b)  Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum located at Seattle Center
    (c)  Space Needle: Take a tour to the panoramic roof of the the Space Needle
    (d)  Paul Allen's EMP Museum: Visit the Microsoft co-founder's monument to music and Science Fiction.


Afternoon Options (Downtown Seattle) Take the historic Monorail from Seattle Center to downtown Seattle:

    (a)  Visit historic St. James' Cathedral, Seattle's historic seat of the Diocese
    (b)  Pike Place Market. Visit this famous public market on the waterfront
    (c)  Pioneer Square. Visit the historic heart of Seattle only a few blocks from Pike Street Market
    (d)  UnderGround Seattle Tour: Located in Pioneer Square, see Seattle's underground city c. 1880.
    (e)  Smith Tower/Wedding Chair: Visit Seattle's first 'Space Needle'. Sit in the famous wedding chair and hear about the legend.

7 PM Dinner: We will congregate back to the hotel lobby and embark for dinner locally. Options: Vegan, Mexican, Italian or Seafood.


9-11 PM: Rosary and Social We will gather in the hotel to recite the rosary as a group followed by a social.



7-8 AM We will gather in the breakfast room as a group for breakfast


9 AM or 11 AM Mass at Sacred Heart Parish one block  from the Space Needle. (205 Second Ave. North)


After Mass: Hike or walk (details TBA)

5 PM Farewells: Feedback about the event and ideas for future events in the Pacific Northwest:-)
Other Details: We will ask for a token donation from each participant to help offset the cost of a meeting room if needed. Expected cost $30-$40 per person. Details to follow.

Monday: Some may wish to stay an extra day. The hotel rate is for Fri-Sun but if we get enough interest, I will make enquiries.

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October 13th, 2012 - Anna-152570 said:

We are having dinner at Seattle Buca de Beppo at 8 p.m. for anyone wondering how to join up with the group. On Sunday, we will be going to St. James Cathedral at 10 a.m., leaving at 9:15 a.m. Then after mass to the Smith Tower... :) See you there :)


October 13th, 2012 - Kathy-369090 said:

We are meeting at the original Starbucks at 12:30pm for lunch at pike place.


October 13th, 2012 - Kathy-369090 said:

If you are interested in joining us Ken is taking a group to king tut from 9-12. Ken's number is 604-788-7543. Anna is going on a downtown tour. Her number is 720-309-5321.


October 11th, 2012 - Anna-152570 said:

Catholic Speed Dating in Seattle, All Ages, is 4 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at the Quality Inn near the Space Needle, 618 John Street in the Rainier Room (go through the pool area to find it, or around the front desk, through the door and to your right and straight down the sidewalk. I have only a few spots for men at this point and women are waitlisted. The more men I can sign up, the more women I can let in :) Ask at the front desk to be directed to the room of the Catholic Speed Dating in Seattle event. The speed dating event includes appetizers/sodas and nonalcoholic beverages, and the matching materials and process, and is $40 at the door. RSVP is required by noon Friday, Oct. 12 for a $5 discount to $35 at the door; otherwise it is $40 at the door. Please text 720-309-5321 or call. Please bring exact change. RSVP required to or 720-309-5321. Payment cash or check only. Date interest results will be available that weekend. This is an optional, add-on activity and those not able to attend the full weekend are also welcome to only go to the speed dating. Information on company running just the speed dating event at For information and to RSVP for the Seattle Catholic Singles weekend, contact Ken at or 604-788-7543. Space is limited for both the speed dating event and the weekend. RSVP promptly! PARKING INFO: Speed daters coming for the event should park in the free public parking along Thomas Street one street over from the hotel or in front of the hotel on 6th Avenue. Otherwise, parking in the Quality Inn lot will run you $8 for one event parking or $18.31 including tax for overnight parking (theres another pay lot behind the hotel that may be more reasonable for overnight parking too).


October 11th, 2012 - Anna-152570 said:

Weather in Seattle: Friday forecast 57 degrees, Rain; Saturday: 64 degrees, Rain; Sunday: 64 degrees, Chance of Rain. Yes, it's a bit chilly so bring pants, raincoat, gloves, a good jacket. sweaters. I brought dresses and a pants suit :) Bring good walking shoes.


October 11th, 2012 - Anna-152570 said:

A word about parking at the hotel: Parking at the Quality Inn is something the hotel charges $18.31 including tax each night for overnight parking. HOWEVER, there are other lot options nearby. The front desk told me for the people here for day of event stuff like the speed dating or other one day events, there is free public street parking on Thomas Street just one street over from John Street nearby and in front of the hotel on 6th Avenue. There is another pay lot behind the Quality Inn that I don't know the price of. To park one-time events in the Quality Inn lot costs $8 for a permit but you'd need to tell them you are with the CM group and that you talked to Anna who checked on the permits.


October 11th, 2012 - Anna-152570 said:

Hi Everyone! Now that I have the lay of the land, here is more info on all the ways to get from the airport to Quality Inn at 618 John Street for those that don't already know: All the ways to the hotel from the airport: Cheapest way (about $5 total) is to take the light rail from the airport to West Lake Center. Ask directions to the Link light rail and it's a decent walk but reasonable. At the kiosk you pay $2.75 for your lightrail ticket. Take the light rail to West Lake Center. It takes some time. Ask directions out of the building and to the monorail. I turned right outside the building, watched for the Monorail large sign and I think it was near Nordstroms and I crossed the street. Right there on 5th, there is an elevator for you as you will likely need that with luggage. Take it to the 3rd floor monorail. This elevator is accessible from outside the front of the building where the big monorail sign is. Go to the 3rd floor, you'll need cash here to pay for the $2.25 one-way ticket. If you buy roundtrip that is only good through 11 p.m. of the day you buy it so I recommend one-way. This process from the time my plane taxi'd in at 9:57 a.m. took through 12 p.m., about two hours. It's good if you have the time and it gets you familiar with how to navigate and see Seattle like a local and then you know how it's done. When you get off the monorail, exit the main exit with everyone and walk left down the sidewalk toward the streetlights. You'll see broad & 5th street. Cross that street and that should put you across the street in front of the mcdonalds and its marquee sign. Walk toward the radio news station and before you get there, hang a left at the stop sign. This is not marked but it is John Street. Walk 2 or 3 blocks past Best Western and Travelodge and it will be on your left right after the Travelodge. From the airport, there is also The Shuttle Express which is $19 and the number to book with them is 425-981-7000. A cab will run you about $45-$50.