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Sunday
Sep
21
2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014 at midnight through Monday, September 22, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Monday, September 22 at midnight
Join us for a march and rally on Sept 21 in solidarity with the People’s Climate March in NYC. We can’t rely on politicians who’ve been dragging their feet for decades. We can only rely on ourselves and the grassroots movement we’re building. Here in the Pacific NW we face a number of fossil fuel projects that threaten the lives of people and the environment – explosive oil trains, coal trains, and the construction of coal export terminals. March and rally location TBD. Endorsed by:350 SeattleSocialist Alternative Green Party of WashingtonDivest University of WashingtonBackbone Campaign Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) Want to get involved or endorse the event? Contact us at [email protected]
Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 10am-6pm
10am-6pm
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@
Lake Washington
2014 Dates May 4, 11 and 18 June 1, 15 and 29 July 6 and 13 August 10 and 24 September 14 and 21 Bicycle or walk along Lake Washington Boulevard south of Mount Baker Beach to Seward Parks entrance. Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to motorized traffic from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation and Cascade Bicycle Club. http://www.seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday/
Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 10am-6pm
10am-6pm
Venue:
@
Lake Washington
2014 Dates May 4, 11 and 18 June 1, 15 and 29 July 6 and 13 August 10 and 24 September 14 and 21 Bicycle or walk along Lake Washington Boulevard south of Mount Baker Beach to Seward Parks entrance. Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to motorized traffic from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation and Cascade Bicycle Club. http://www.seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday/
Sunday, September 21, 2014 from noon-1pm
noon-1pm
Join this event for an engaging set of presentations on the topic of public space and "parklets" (or mini parks) - just in time to get you excited for Tacoma Park(ing) Day!
Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 1:30-2:30pm
1:30-2:30pm
Meeting date has been changed to Sept 21st, 1:30pm to better accommodate the schedule needs of the community. You are cordially invited to the opening of the McGilvra Greenway, serving McGilvra Elementary School in Madison Park. We’ll be meeting on 37th Ave E on the new corner bulb of E Madison St at 37th Ave E (Broadmoor Golf Course Fence SE corner) at 11:00am on Saturday Aug 23rd. This is our opportunity to thank our city employees and elected officials for responding to community concerns and making our neighborhood safer and more livable by fixing the intersection of 37th Ave E at E Madison St and implementing Neighborhood Greenway traffic calming on nearest 4 blocks leading to McGilvra Elementary School. It’ll also be a really fun time to explore and try out our first few blocks of Neighborhood Greenway in a car-free environment. We’ll be opening the street to people while closing it to cars for one hour. If you haven’t experienced a completed Neighborhood Greenway, this is your chance to see what all the excitement is about. Bring kids, sidewalk chalk, bikes, parents, friends, neighbors, grandparents. A bit of background we’ll be sharing: The need for safety improvements along 37th Ave E was brought to the Madison Park Community Council (MPCC) back in late 2011 by Brian Connolly, a concerned McGilvra PTA parent, who had observed a life-threatening collision when a child biking to school collided with an SUV being driven by a parent who just dropped off her child at McGilvra Elementary. Brian, and the residents along 37th Ave E, had recognized the severity of the hazards in their area and were motivated to make change happen. Over the next several years, a coalition of residents, parents and volunteers collaborated first with Brian Dougherty, Safe Routes to School Coordinator working within the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to get the intersection of 37th Ave E at E Madison St redesigned for safety. Then, this coalition collaborated with SDOT Neighborhood Greenway implementers Emily Ehlers and Dawn Schellenberg to design and construct the remaining 4.5 blocks of Neighborhood Greenway we have today. The work accomplished by SDOT and the community has been excellent and we want to thank them for doing a great service to our whole community. The intersection and greenway are important beginnings of a community-wide network of calm, pleasant neighborhood back streets where people of all ages and abilities can move about with dignity and comfort, whether they choose to walk, bike, roll in a wheel chair or drive. We’re planning a ribbon cutting celebration to thank all those involved and to share our success with the broader community. I really hope you can attend and share the invite others. Bob E Madison Park Greenways
Monday
Sep
22
2014
Monday, September 22, 2014 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/rainiervalleygreenways1.htm The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is studying an east-west route in the area of South Myrtle and South Willow streets between John C. Little, Sr. Park and Seward Park Avenue South. This is the second of two public meetings. At the first meeting, in June, SDOT staff shared traffic data and heard from the people who live, work, shop, and play along these streets about ways to improve the area for walking and biking. At this second meeting, SDOT will share the results of their technical analysis and public comments and the most promising route with recommended safety improvements. We hope to see you there!
Monday, September 22, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
For every John Lennon and Mark Zuckerberg, there's a Paul McCartney and a Sheryl Sandberg. According to Joshua Wolf Shenk, creativity and innovation work best in pairs. Powers of Two analyzes historical dynamic duos -- from politicians and musicians, to artists and business partners. His "eye-opening, illuminating" account highlights the ways these partnerships are created and how these dyads mutually propel one another to greatness. He'll outline the stages of a successful partnership -- meeting, confluence, archetypes, distance, the infinite game, and interruption -- explaining why creativity hinges on collaboration. He'll appear in conversation with Jess Van Nostrand, the Founder of The Project Room. Attend a workshop with Wolf Shenk the next day (September 23) offsite at The Project Room for additional insight into creative partnerships and how to best leverage them. Presented by: Town Hall, The Project Room, and Elliott Bay Book Company, as part of the Arts & Culture series. Sponsored by City Arts. Tickets: $5. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: Quotes from famous creative pairs; About the author; about The Project Room. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/joshua-wolf-shenk-with-jess-van-nostrand-how-collaboration-fuels-creativity/
Tuesday
Sep
23
2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at midnight through Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Wednesday, September 24 at midnight
The Queen Anne Greenways meetings occur every 4th Tuesday at the Queen Anne Public library from 6:30-7:45, unless otherwise noted. Please join us! Additionally, if you would like to learn more, you can visit our website at qagreenways.org. We also have a mailing list - email [email protected] to be added to our group.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at midnight through Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Wednesday, September 24 at midnight
The Queen Anne Greenways meetings occur every 4th Tuesday at the Queen Anne Public library from 6:30-7:45, unless otherwise noted. Please join us! Additionally, if you would like to learn more, you can visit our website at qagreenways.org. We also have a mailing list – email [email protected] to be added to our group.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
SAVE THE DATE! Help elect bike-partisan candidates who will work in the state legislature to fund the state programs for Complete Streets, Safe Routes to School, and Bike/Pedestrian Safety by supporting Cascade Bike PAC, the political fundraising arm of the Cascade Bicycle Club.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 6:30-7:45pm
6:30-7:45pm
The Queen Anne Greenways meetings occur every 4th Tuesday at the Queen Anne Public library from 6:30-7:45, unless otherwise noted. Please join us! Additionally, if you would like to learn more, you can visit our website at qagreenways.org. We also have a mailing list – email [email protected] to be added to our group. BE SURE TO ATTEND OUR MEETING ON TUES, MAY 27th, AT QUEEN ANNE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 6;30-7:45 PM. HELP US PLAN A FUN “FIND IT, FIX IT” EVENT Please come and join in so we can plan a fun day of walking the neighborhood and reporting street and sidewalk issues to SDOT using their cool little APP (rumor has it that it really works!) Jody Lemke, QA Greenways Communications Future meeting dates to put on your calendar: All 6:30-7:45 PM @ QA Public Library Tues, July 22 Tues, Aug 26 Tue, Sep 23
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
Extending the collaboration begun in last season's breathtaking duet concert, Town Music Artistic Director Joshua Roman takes the stage with acclaimed Lithuanian pianist Andrius Zlabys, for an evening of piano quartets -- old favorites and possibly, some you've never heard. Joining them will be Australian violinist Susie Park and another special guest on the viola. They'll be performing Yevgeniy Sharlat's "Piano Quartet," Johannes Brahms' "Quartet in G Minor op. 25," and Timo Andres' "I Found It By The Sea." Andres' piece was composed to pay homage to Brahms' quartet -- Andres' "benchmark for great chamber music." Hailed by The Washington Post as "prodigiously talented," Park joins Roman, former principal cellist with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra (called "a cellist of extraordinary technical and musical gifts" by San Francisco Chronicle), and Grammy-nominated Zlabys -- a prizewinner at the esteemed Cleveland International Piano Competition. Presented by: Town Hall as part of the Town Music series, curated by Joshua Roman. Series supported by the Wyncote Foundation NW, Tagney-Jones Family Fund, and the Nesholm Family Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by Seattle Weekly and KING-FM. Series subscriptions: $85 general; $80 for Town Hall members. Single tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door/$20 seniors/$17 Town Hall members/$10 students. A limited number of $5 day-of-show Teen Tix for those 18 and under also will be available. Doors open: 6:30pm; late seating is not guaranteed. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, as well as discounted subscriptions and tickets. Learn more: About Roman; about Zlabys; about Park. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/town-music-piano-quartets-new-and-old/
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
Iran's nuclear policies and other politics keep it constantly in the spotlight, but some of its citizens remain in the shadows. Seasoned journalist Ramita Navai's new book sheds light on some of the little-known, closely-held secrets of Tehran and its people. City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran shares the stories of ordinary Iranian citizens -- their divorces, gender reassignment surgeries, secret gambling habits, and porn addiction. Based on firsthand accounts, interviews, and in-depth reporting over the space of two years, City of Lies gives a "fascinating snapshot" of the complex city. In such a repressive state, telling the truth can have deadly consequences, but for Navai's subjects (whose names were changed for protection), it also brought cathartic relief. She'll give a glimpse of some of these stories and share why, for the people of Tehran, lying is crucial for survival. She'll appear in conversation with former Scholar in Residence Lesley Hazleton. Presented by: Town Hall and Elliott Bay Book Company, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Tickets: $5. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: Watch an interview with Navai. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/ramita-navai-tehrans-darkest-secrets/
Wednesday
Sep
24
2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
When: Wed, August 28, 10am – 12pm Where: Sound Transit Concourse Room – Union Station, 401 S Jackson St Description: The PSRC Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will meet every 4th Wednesday at 10am in the PSRC Conference Room at 1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA. Please see the agenda packet for further details. http://psrc.org/about/advisory/bpac/ Please contact Kimberly Scrivner with any questions regarding the meeting, [email protected] Kimberly Scrivner Puget Sound Regional Council Associate Planner/ Analyst 206.971.3281 (fax) 206.587.4825
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
When: Wed, August 28, 10am – 12pm Where: Sound Transit Concourse Room – Union Station, 401 S Jackson St Description: The PSRC Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will meet every 4th Wednesday at 10am in the PSRC Conference Room at 1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA. Please see the agenda packet for further details. http://psrc.org/about/advisory/bpac/ Please contact Kimberly Scrivner with any questions regarding the meeting, [email protected] Kimberly Scrivner Puget Sound Regional Council Associate Planner/ Analyst 206.971.3281 (fax) 206.587.4825
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 6:30-8pm
6:30-8pm
Only 3 out of 10 children (ages 3-4) were enrolled in Washington preschool programs last year, but a publicly-funded universal pre-k measure is on the November ballot. What would universal pre-k look like in Seattle, and how should it be funded? Seattle CityClub, Seattle Channel, and Town Hall will host a live, interactive conversation about this proposed project. Discuss potential costs of the measure, and long-term impacts on family access, educators, and equitable pay for childcare workers. Panelists include Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess. Make sure your voice is heard! Come to Town Hall or weigh in online, where you can take part in the polls and voice your opinion via social media and e-mail. Submit your thoughts and opinions on this issue via the Seattle Speaks Pre-Poll! Seattle Speaks, hosted by Seattle Channel's Brian Callanan, is an Emmy-award winning series that brings together local leaders, critics, stakeholders, and citizens like you to deliberate pivotal moments in our city's history. Presented by: Seattle Speaks, an Emmy Award-winning series, is presented in partnership with Town Hall, Seattle CityClub, and Seattle Channel. Tickets: Attendance is free, but seating is limited, so registration is required. Doors open: 6:00 p.m. Note: Because this event is televised live, audience members are asked to take their seats by 6:30 pm for the 7 pm program. Learn more: About Seattle CityClub; about Seattle Channel. Broadcast details: Broadcast live on Seattle Channel 21, HD 321 Comcast & 721 Wave, and online. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/seattle-speaks-universal-pre-k/
Thursday
Sep
25
2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 1-4pm
1-4pm
If you live in the Seattle area, our volunteer work parties are an easy way to get involved with the Bicycle Alliance and meet others who care about making Washington a better to place to bike.  Help us with our monthly membership mailings and other assorted office tasks. NOTE: This month’s party has been postponed to Friday, to enable all our volunteers to attend Transportation Advocacy Day.
Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 6:30-9:30pm
6:30-9:30pm
Are you a new volunteer? Do you have worktrade debt from a Bike Works class? Are you a volunteer from Bike Works past and want to re-engage? Are you interested in learning more about bikes while participating in some awesome community service? You’ll be happy to know that our weekly Volunteer Repair Parties are alive and well and we welcome you to jump in with your wrench out! Thursday VRP drop-in hours are 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m and Sunday VRP drop-in hours are 10 a.m to 1 p.m at our warehouse location, one block south from the yellow house on Hudson street. No mechanic experience is necessary! We’ve created an environment of mentorship where new volunteers can pair up with veteran volunteers to learn more about the mechanic work and gain hands-on experience. We’re building our collective knowledge through this fun and social atmosphere.
Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
As a techie you might know that more people get jobs, make connections and find out about new technology from other tech people than any other source. This local connection to Fremont techies is a way for you to network with others who are interested in computers and technology. Please RSVP so James will... well, honestly, we need a reason to keep James from making so much food -- so please just bring friends!! And Morgan and Jonathan are back so you can thank them this month for the beverages!
Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Continuing his penchant for multiple storylines, British novelist David Mitchell's (Cloud Atlas, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet) latest work travels through time (and genres) to connect the lives of six seemingly disparate people, brought together by its central character. Part fantasy, part literary realism, Publisher's Weekly calls The Bone Clocks "a thing of beauty." He'll discuss the new book and give insight into his creative process, offering a look behind the scenes of this murderous, "unsettling" novel. Presented by: Elliott Bay Book Company. Tickets: $35. Each ticket admits one person and includes a copy of the book. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: Read a review of The Bone Clocks. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/elliott-bay-book-company-presents-an-evening-with-david-mitchell/
Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
Continuing his penchant for multiple storylines, British novelist David Mitchell's (Cloud Atlas, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet) latest work travels through time (and genres) to connect the lives of six seemingly disparate people, brought together by its central character. Part fantasy, part literary realism, Publisher's Weekly calls The Bone Clocks "a thing of beauty." He'll discuss the new book and give insight into his creative process, offering a look behind the scenes of this murderous, "unsettling" novel. Presented by: Elliott Bay Book Company. Tickets: $35. Each ticket admits one person and includes a copy of the book. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: Read a review of The Bone Clocks. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/elliott-bay-book-company-presents-an-evening-with-david-mitchell/
Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
With more than four million medical marijuana patients nationally, and increased legislation each year, understanding this field is more important than ever. Terminal cancer, chronic headaches, Parkinson's disease, and dozens of other ailments can be treated with medical marijuana use. Michael Backes's Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana is an inside look at these ailments, medical marijuana best practices around the country, and the most popular strains of cannabis out there. He'll also offer insight into the future of the human-cannabis relationship. His well-researched, "superbly written, and easily accessible" guide to the pharmaceutical is "crucial reading" for anyone interested in understanding medical marijuana. Backes, head of research and development for the medical marijuana clinic Abatin Wellness Center, was also the founder of Cornerstone Collective, California's first research-based medical cannabis collective. Presented by: Town Hall and Third Place Books, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Tickets: $5. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About the author. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/michael-backes-an-experts-guide-to-medical-marijuana/
Friday
Sep
26
2014
Friday, September 26, 2014 from 7-8:15pm
7-8:15pm
A founder of Seattle Weekly (1976), Town Hall (1999), and Crosscut.com (2007), David Brewster has been a keen observer of--and an invaluable catalyst to--Seattle's civic and cultural life for decades. Come wish him a happy birthday (hint: Judy Garland followed the Yellow Brick Road the same year he emitted his first preverbal editorial comment) in this special celebration of the things and the city he loves. Our lighthearted celebration is open to the public--whether or not you've met our very own "Great and Powerful Oz," come join us in raising a glass! Presented by: Town Hall as part of its Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Tickets: This event is free and open to the public. Please register via the "RSVP Required" link below. Doors open: 6:00 p.m. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/david-brewsters-birthday-bash/
Saturday
Sep
27
2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:30-11:15am
10:30-11:15am
Caspar Babypants is back -- and his new album might just be his best yet. The "groovy, sweet, silly, lush, nostalgic, and beautiful" sounds are sure to hook listeners young and old. With old favorites like "Hush Little Baby," "The Littlest Worm," and "Rig A Jig Jig," Caspar's 8th album brings together new and old sounds in his trademark style. The extra-special (and just released!) album Rise and Shine also highlights new sing-along tunes like "Silly Bird." A Town Hall -- and Seattle -- favorite, Caspar will be here for four shows over two days for his official album release! Bring the family to hear old favorites, and some new tunes that will be hard to forget. Presented by: Town Hall, as part of the Saturday Family Concert series, curated by Brian Faker and Susie Tennant. Series supported by US Bancorp Foundation, Lucky Seven Foundation, and Fales Foundation Trust. Series media sponsorship provided by ParentMap. Tickets: Free for children; $5 for adults. Doors open: 10 a.m. Learn more: About Caspar Babypants. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/saturday-family-concerts-caspar-babypants-5/
Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 12:30-1:15pm
12:30-1:15pm
Caspar Babypants is back -- and his new album might just be his best yet. The "groovy, sweet, silly, lush, nostalgic, and beautiful" sounds are sure to hook listeners young and old. With old favorites like "Hush Little Baby," "The Littlest Worm," and "Rig A Jig Jig," Caspar's 8th album brings together new and old sounds in his trademark style. The extra-special (and just released!) album Rise and Shine also highlights new sing-along tunes like "Silly Bird." A Town Hall -- and Seattle -- favorite, Caspar will be here for four shows over two days for his official album release! Bring the family to hear old favorites, and some new tunes that will be hard to forget. Presented by: Town Hall, as part of the Saturday Family Concert series, curated by Brian Faker and Susie Tennant. Series supported by US Bancorp Foundation, Lucky Seven Foundation, and Fales Foundation Trust. Series media sponsorship provided by ParentMap. Tickets: Free for children; $5 for adults. Doors open: 10 a.m. Learn more: About Caspar Babypants. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/saturday-family-concerts-caspar-babypants-6/
Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 6:30-9:30pm
6:30-9:30pm
Are you a new volunteer? Do you have worktrade debt from a Bike Works class? Are you a volunteer from Bike Works past and want to re-engage? Are you interested in learning more about bikes while participating in some awesome community service? You’ll be happy to know that our weekly Volunteer Repair Parties are alive and well and we welcome you to jump in with your wrench out! Thursday VRP drop-in hours are 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m and Sunday VRP drop-in hours are 10 a.m to 1 p.m at our warehouse location, one block south from the yellow house on Hudson street. No mechanic experience is necessary! We’ve created an environment of mentorship where new volunteers can pair up with veteran volunteers to learn more about the mechanic work and gain hands-on experience. We’re building our collective knowledge through this fun and social atmosphere.
Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich recently commended Seattle for leading a long-overdue movement toward a living wage. Reich's legacy as a voice for workers, a business thinker, and an author was recently amplified with the award-winning documentary "Inequality for All." What implications does Seattle's recently passed $15 minimum wage have for the future economics of the Puget Sound? Reich will discuss national income inequality trends, the effect they're having on the poorest of the poor, how the income gap is "undermining our democracy" -- and why Seattle has gotten it right. Reich will be joined by an expert panel for an onstage Q&A. The author of Aftershock and Beyond Outrage, he is also a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Presented by: Town Hall and Elliott Bay Book Company, as part of the Reclaiming Prosperity thread of the Civics series, presented with Working Washington. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:00 p.m. Learn more: About Working Washington. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/reclaiming-prosperity-robert-reich-15-for-all/
Sunday
Sep
28
2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 10:30-11:15am
10:30-11:15am
Caspar Babypants is back -- and his new album might just be his best yet. The "groovy, sweet, silly, lush, nostalgic, and beautiful" sounds are sure to hook listeners young and old. With old favorites like "Hush Little Baby," "The Littlest Worm," and "Rig A Jig Jig," Caspar's 8th album brings together new and old sounds in his trademark style. The extra-special (and just released!) album Rise and Shine also highlights new sing-along tunes like "Silly Bird." A Town Hall -- and Seattle -- favorite, Caspar will be here for four shows over two days for his official album release! Bring the family to hear old favorites, and some new tunes that will be hard to forget. Presented by: Town Hall, as part of the Saturday Family Concert series, curated by Brian Faker and Susie Tennant. Series supported by US Bancorp Foundation, Lucky Seven Foundation, and Fales Foundation Trust. Series media sponsorship provided by ParentMap. Tickets: Free for children; $5 for adults. Doors open: 10 a.m. Learn more: About Caspar Babypants. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/saturday-family-concerts-caspar-babypants-7/
Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 11am-6pm
11am-6pm
Family-friendly, FREE, and full of surprises, the Sustainable Ballard Festival is about celebrating our successes over the past year! Test ride an electric bike, sample Ballard craft brews and delicious bites, win prizes, catch some live music on our solar-powered mainstage, press fresh cider, win prizes for “Name That Tool!” and even meet goats, chickens, rabbits, and ducks.  The festival features some all-time favorite exhibits, plus more new activities, workshops, and hands-on games than ever before. With 75 exhibits, from solar and wind turbine demos to the Citizen Activation Station, the Sustainable Ballard Festival is a fantastically fun opportunity to learn together, get inspired, and discover new ways to live more lightly on the earth.
Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 11am-6pm
11am-6pm
Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 11am-4pm
11am-4pm
Venue:
@
Portland, natch
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/58929 Last year, 85,480 Portland area residents and visitors participated in Sunday Parkways, allowing them opportunities to get out and active in communities across the city. This year, Sunday Parkways is happy to present five more fun community connecting events.
Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 11am-4pm
11am-4pm
Venue:
@
Portland, natch
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/58929 Last year, 85,480 Portland area residents and visitors participated in Sunday Parkways, allowing them opportunities to get out and active in communities across the city. This year, Sunday Parkways is happy to present five more fun community connecting events.
Sunday, September 28, 2014 from noon-7pm
noon-7pm
Family-friendly, FREE, and full of surprises, the Sustainable Ballard Festival is about celebrating our successes over the past year! Test ride an electric bike, sample Ballard craft brews and delicious bites, win prizes, catch some live music on our solar-powered mainstage, press fresh cider, win prizes for “Name That Tool!” and even meet goats, chickens, rabbits, and ducks.  The festival features some all-time favorite exhibits, plus more new activities, workshops, and hands-on games than ever before. With 75 exhibits, from solar and wind turbine demos to the Citizen Activation Station, the Sustainable Ballard Festival is a fantastically fun opportunity to learn together, get inspired, and discover new ways to live more lightly on the earth.
Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 12:30-1:15pm
12:30-1:15pm
Caspar Babypants is back -- and his new album might just be his best yet. The "groovy, sweet, silly, lush, nostalgic, and beautiful" sounds are sure to hook listeners young and old. With old favorites like "Hush Little Baby," "The Littlest Worm," and "Rig A Jig Jig," Caspar's 8th album brings together new and old sounds in his trademark style. The extra-special (and just released!) album Rise and Shine also highlights new sing-along tunes like "Silly Bird." A Town Hall -- and Seattle -- favorite, Caspar will be here for four shows over two days for his official album release! Bring the family to hear old favorites, and some new tunes that will be hard to forget. Presented by: Town Hall, as part of the Saturday Family Concert series, curated by Brian Faker and Susie Tennant. Series supported by US Bancorp Foundation, Lucky Seven Foundation, and Fales Foundation Trust. Series media sponsorship provided by ParentMap. Tickets: Free for children; $5 for adults. Doors open: 10 a.m. Learn more: About Caspar Babypants. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/saturday-family-concerts-caspar-babypants-8/
Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 6-7:15pm
6-7:15pm
Radiation from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has finally reached the United States' West Coast, impacting fisheries along the Pacific Ocean. Three years later, these and other effects of Fukushima are only beginning to appear. Helen Caldicott, former President of the Physicians for Social Responsibility, examines the radiation-related health risks, monkeys with blood abnormalities, negative impact on the Pacific, and other lasting consequences of the calamity in Crisis Without End. She'll shed light on these trends, giving an overview of how they impact not only the people of Japan, but the United States. Caldicott will also share her judgement of how these lasting impacts should impact U.S. nuclear policy. A trained physician, Caldicott is also the author of several books, including If You Love This Planet and The New Nuclear Danger. Presented by: Town Hall, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Elliott Bay Book Company, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Tickets: $5. Town Hall Member Benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 5:30 p.m. Learn more: Read more about the medical implications of Fukushima. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/helen-caldicott-fukushimas-ongoing-impact/
Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
Climate change has a variety of negative effects on the economy, and according to award-winning journalist Naomi Klein, the time has come to shift the debate from climate to climate economics. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate analyzes the current fight against global warming, how "disaster capitalism" makes things worse, and why the "free market" structure needs to be dramatically altered. She'll give insight into how reducing greenhouse emissions could solve a variety of inequalities in society and rebuild local economies. According to Klein, climate change is "the fight of our lives" and it's up to us to change the direction the world is headed. The author of The Shock Doctrine, Klein is also a contributing editor for Harper's. Klein will be introduced by KC Golden, Senior Policy Advisor with Climate Solutions. Post-Event Discussion: Following the program, there will be a post-event discussion moderated by a representative of the Blue-Green Alliance, as part of Town Hall's Civic Roundtable Series. Stay for this 9 pm discussion to share thoughts on Ackerman's lecture and learn more about the work of the coalition of NGOs participating in the alliance co-presenting the program. Presented by: Town Hall, Washington State Labor Council, Blue-Green Alliance, and University Book Store, as part of the Civics series and Town Green sub series, sponsored by The Peach Foundation and Wyncote Foundation NW. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Tickets: $5. Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, August 7 at 12:00 p.m. Town Hall Member Benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About the author. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/naomi-klein-capitalism-vs-the-climate/
Monday
Sep
29
2014
Monday, September 29, 2014 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
National Book Award winner George Packer explores the fall of America over the past three decades in The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America. By portraying everything from a poor factory worker in the Rust Belt, to the wealthy giants of Silicon Valley, he analyzes the trends that have made America what it is today. He'll share his findings on this "new America," and why the country is now in trouble politically, economically, and socially. A staff writer for The New Yorker since 2003, Packer is also the author of The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq and Blood of the Liberals, which won him the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. Presented by: The Seattle Public Library, for the A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History, supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Tickets: This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Doors open: 6:15 p.m. Learn more: About the event; about the author. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/seattle-public-library-presents-an-evening-with-george-packer/
Monday, September 29, 2014 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
http://www.scienceontap.org/ Science on Tap is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology in a relaxed atmosphere. A forum for discussing science issues with local scientists, Science on Tap is based on Cafe Scientifique. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accessible. What to expect: meetings usually last about one to two hours. The speakers give a short talk about their area of interest, followed by a break to fill up on coffee and a time for small group discussions. Afterwards there will be a question and answer session and general discussion of the topic with the speaker and the audience at large. Monthly meetings take place the last Monday of the month at the Ravenna Third Place Bookstore in Seattle at the corner of 20th Ave NE and NE 65th Street. Free parking is available. There are also monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of the month at the T.S. McHugh's Irish Pub in Seattle at 21 Mercer St.
Monday, September 29, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
The Space Needle, Gas Works Park, and Seattle Central Library are only a few of the city's most unique architectural elements. Shaping Seattle Architecture looks behind the scenes of our well-known landmarks, parks, and residential buildings to profile the architects who made it all possible. First released in 1994, the second edition includes updated information and profiles of four new architects, including pioneering female architect Jane Hastings and Richard Haag, of Bloedel Reserve Fame. This collection of 55 essays -- ranging from early Puget Sound residential dwellings, to World War II developments and modern institutions -- was edited by Jeffrey Ochsner, professor of architecture at the University of Washington. He'll appear in conversation with Feliks Banel, producer of "PIE" on KCTS 9 and host of 'This NOT Just In" on KUOW 94.9. Presented by: Town Hall and Elliott Bay Book Company, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Tickets: $5. Town Hall Member Benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: Read about the book's second edition. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/jeffrey-ochsner-with-feliks-banel-seattles-greatest-architects/
Tuesday
Sep
30
2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
With an annual holiday celebrating his impact, and prolific speeches like "I Have a Dream" and "I Have Been to the Mountaintop," Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s wisdom continues to influence America to this day. Despite his vast impact, little is known about the final year of the civil rights leader's life. Bestselling author Tavis Smiley's Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year chronicles this lost time, including the rejection he faced from the African American middle class, assaults on his character, and negative decline in the opinions of many. Called "a revealing and dramatic tale," Death of a King explores these 365 days, offering insight into the man everyone is familiar with, but few really knew. The author of 16 books, Smiley is also the host of Tavis Smiley on PBS and Public Radio International's The Tavis Smiley Show. Presented by: Town Hall and Elliott Bay Book Company, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Media sponsorship for this event provided by KCTS-9. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Tickets: $5. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About the author; listen to Smiley discuss the book. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/tavis-smiley-mlks-last-days-and-lasting-legacy/
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
With terms like Big-Seers, Student-People, Home-World, and All-there-is, cosmologist Roberto Trotta's new book could mistakenly be placed on a futuristic Science Fiction shelf. Instead, Trotta took on the heavy -- and crafty -- task of explaining the universe (All-there-is) using the 1,000 most common words in the English language. The Edge of the Sky: All That You Need to Know About the All-There-Is is an account of dark matter, the big bang, space, and modern discoveries of Student-People (aka scientists). The book's "whimsical," "interpretive" language will engage general audiences, as well as make the experts think twice about what's on the page. He'll share why it's important to make science accessible to all -- hopefully, using the 1,000 most common words -- and how the language used can make cosmology fun for all. Trotta is a theoretical cosmologist at the Imperial College London. Presented by: Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of The Seattle Science Lectures sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU. Tickets: $5. Town Hall Member Benefits: Priority seating and discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About Trotta. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/roberto-trotta-the-universe-in-1000-words/
October
2014
Wednesday
Oct
1
2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at midnight through Thursday, October 2, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Thursday, October 2 at midnight
Please contact [email protected] if you’d like to attend one of our monthly Core meetings
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at midnight through Thursday, October 2, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Thursday, October 2 at midnight
Please contact [email protected] if you'd like to attend one of our monthly Core meetings
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from noon-1pm
noon-1pm
Downtown On the Go’s Friday Forums are a chance to learn about transportation issues in Tacoma, discuss real issues facing downtown commuters and residents, and hear about new ideas in the transportation world. Downtown On the Go works with Transportation Choices Coalition to gather a variety of talented panelists to present at each forum.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Please contact [email protected] if you’d like to attend one of our monthly Core meetings
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
get there early, City Hall doors are locked at 6PM. http://www.seattle.gov/sbab/
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Expertly capturing the scientific foundations of spirituality, the latest from New York Times bestselling author Sam Harris (The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, and Free Will) is part-scientific study, part-meditation guide. Waking Up: Spirituality Without Religion details the relationship between the two concepts, and explains how it's possible to be a secular atheist and still be spiritual. Beyond his public identity as a vocal atheist, Harris is a neuroscientist and has been called "one of the great skeptics of our time" (A.J. Jacobs). In conversation with The Stranger's Dan Savage, Harris will bring that trademark skepticism--and his vast scientific knowledge--to his reflections on living a spiritual life without praying to the world's deities. Presented by: Elliott Bay Book Company. Tickets: $30; admits one person and includes one copy of the book. Tickets will be available online and in store beginning Friday, September 5. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About the author. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/elliott-bay-book-company-presents-sam-harris-with-dan-savage/
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
http://dorkbot.org/dorkbotsea/ A monthly meeting of artists (sound/image/movement/whatever), designers, engineers, students and other interested parties... who are involved in the creation of electronic art (in the broadest sense of the term.) The purpose of dorkbot is to: * Give artists/programmers/engineers an opportunity for informal peer review * Establish a forum for the presentation of new artworks/technology/software/hardware * Help build relationships and foster collaboration between people with various backgrounds and interests * Give us all a chance to see the cool things that our neighbors are working on
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
Forty years and $37 billion later, Star Wars movies -- and even themed Hot Wheels -- are still being made. Journalist Chris Taylor's How Star Wars Conquered the Universe is a "colorful" biographical account of this gigantic franchise and how it came to be. In a world where Star Wars action figures outnumber people and Jediism is a religion, what's the future? According to Taylor, the kickoff of the new films signals that the Star Wars era is far from over. His book chronicles its origin with George Lucas, as well as the writers and producers responsible for getting it off the ground. He'll explain why the Ewoks, Death Stars, and Boba Fett might be under new creative leadership, but they're here to stay. Taylor is the deputy editor of Mashable, specializing the intersection of business and culture. Presented by: Presented by Town Hall and Elliott Bay Book Company, as part of the Arts & Culture series. Sponsored by City Arts. Tickets: $5. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Learn more: About the author. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/chris-taylor-the-star-wars-spell/
Thursday
Oct
2
2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 6:30-9:30pm
6:30-9:30pm
Are you a new volunteer? Do you have worktrade debt from a Bike Works class? Are you a volunteer from Bike Works past and want to re-engage? Are you interested in learning more about bikes while participating in some awesome community service? You’ll be happy to know that our weekly Volunteer Repair Parties are alive and well and we welcome you to jump in with your wrench out! Thursday VRP drop-in hours are 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m and Sunday VRP drop-in hours are 10 a.m to 1 p.m at our warehouse location, one block south from the yellow house on Hudson street. No mechanic experience is necessary! We’ve created an environment of mentorship where new volunteers can pair up with veteran volunteers to learn more about the mechanic work and gain hands-on experience. We’re building our collective knowledge through this fun and social atmosphere.
Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
When 26-year-old Lucinda Franks met 53-year-old Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, she began her "miraculous story" of a love without bounds. More than 30 years later, Franks, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of My Father's Secret War, shares the story of their marriage and personal lives in Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me, a "beautifully rendered" memoir of their relationship, and his 34 year career as one of the most powerful figures ever to hold this powerful, iconic role. She'll give a behind-the-scenes look at some of Morgenthau's celebrated cases--from subway vigilante Bernard Goetz and Lennon assassin Mark David Chapman, to corrupt corporate actors like Tyco's Dennis Kozlowski and BCCI. Presented by: Presented by Town Hall and Elliott Bay Book Company, as part of the Arts & Culture series. Sponsored by City Arts Tickets: $5. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/lucinda-franks-robert-morgenthaus-unlikely-love-story/
Friday
Oct
3
2014
Friday, October 3, 2014 at midnight through Monday, October 6, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Monday, October 6 at midnight
The annual CWC surf contest has been moved to October for better waves and weather. For more information and to register please go to http://www.cleanwaterclassic.com
Friday, October 3, 2014 at 7:30pm through Saturday, October 4, 2014 at midnight
7:30pm through Saturday, October 4 at midnight
WEIRD SCIENCES 'SALON' _________________________________________________________________ ATTENTION ALL TESLA WORSHIPPERS, FREE-ENERGY BUFFS, "CRAZY" INVENTORS, ANOMALY HUNTERS, SCALAR RESEARCHERS, ANTIGRAVITATIONALISTS, AND O/U-NITARIANS! ;) _________________________________________________________________ Meetings of Seattle's "weird sciences group" will take place the first Friday of each month, 7pm to midnight or more. The next meeting will be at Mystery Museum, INScape , 815 Airport Way S, 98134 SEE THE [MAP LINK] http://www.amasci.com/freenrg/seameet.html http://bit.ly/fjT1SA TRAVEL: FROM THE SOUTH: On I-5, take the Dearborn St. exit in Seattle. Turn left on Dearborn, under I-5, four blocks later turn left on Maynard, then right on Airport Way S. The building is on the left (looks like a big highschool.) Take alley on the right end, enter through front door. IF LOCKED, KNOCK ON MUSEUM WINDOW LEFT OF ENTRANCE FROM THE NORTH: Take the Airport Way/Dearborn exit. Exit on Dearborn, turn right on Dearborn, three blocks later turn left on Maynard, then right on Airport Way S. The building is on the left (looks like a big highschool.) Take alley on the right end, enter through front door. IF LOCKED, KNOCK ON MUSEUM WINDOW LEFT OF ENTRANCE Or call 206-523-6348 if lost _________________________________________________________________ Yes, the general public is very welcome to attend. BRING SNACKS! _________________________________________________________________ Email me at billb(a)eskimocom and ask to be put on the seattle weird-sci email announcements list, or see http://amasci.com/wsci/ (((((((((((((((((( ( ( ( ( (O) ) ) ) ) ))))))))))))))))))) William J. Beaty http://staff.washington.edu/wbeaty/ beaty * chem washington edu Research Engineer billb eskimo com UW Chem Dept, Bagley Hall RM74 206-543-6195 Box 351700, Seattle, WA 98195-1700
Friday, October 3, 2014 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Molly Melching is the founder and executive director of Tostan, an NGO headquartered in Dakar, Senegal, with a mission to empower African communities to bring about sustainable development and social transformation based on respect of human (and women's) rights. Tostan uses deep listening as a tool to educate villagers about health, finances, and leadership, and this evening will feature stories of how positive change can occur through female empowerment, transforming communities for females--and males--in the eight African countries where Tostan operates. She'll also explain the model of deep listening and why, according to her, empowerment from the ground up works best. Presented by: NW Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study. Tickets: Free, but registration required. Doors open: 7:00 p.m. Learn more: About NWAPS. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/nwaps-presents-molly-melching-community-development-from-the-ground-up/
Friday, October 3, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
As the first -- and nearest -- hill to the original waterfront settlement of Seattle, the First Hill neighborhood has a rich old history. We might be biased -- given Town Hall's central location in the neighborhood -- but First Hill is one of the most unique locations in the city. This special event will unveil an installation of Paul Dorpat's and Jean Sherrard's photography exhibition "First Hill and Beyond" in Town Hall's north lobby. Beginning with Henry Yesler and his pals' initial truck up to First Hill -- a fine spot for their crustless cucumber sandwich lunch break -- this exhibition and event will give a whirlwind overview of Pacific Northwest history. In an enthusiastic, audience participation-filled event (think, tent revivalism!), learn about local history, get a whiff of sulfur, a touch of elysium, and a taste of Seattle scandals long forgotten. Historian Dorpat has written the popular "Now and Then" column for the Sunday Seattle Times' Pacific Northwest Magazine since 1982, and Sherrard joined him in 2006. Presented by: Town Hall as part of its Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW.This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Eldridge Campbell Stockton Memorial Fund for Washington of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Tickets: $5. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About First Hill's history. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/paul-dorpat-and-jean-sherrard-first-hill-and-beyond/
Saturday
Oct
4
2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014 at midnight through Sunday, October 5, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Sunday, October 5 at midnight
As requested unanimously at the May coalition meeting : A full day, professionally facilitated event to define or redefine where we are and where we are going. We think we need to start from the bottom up and revisit where we are in order to build a stronger grassroots movement in the coming years. We need full buy-in and an efficient structure to achieve our shared aims. Most importantly, we need YOU! What: A full-day, professionally-facilitated event to define or redefine where we are and where we are going. Food, childcare, and fun breaks will be provided. Why: We think we need to start from the bottom up and revisit where we are in order to build a stronger and more sustainable grassroots movement in the coming years. We need full buy-in and an efficient structure to achieve our shared aims. Most importantly, we need YOU! Background and more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18qHjaa9CU2d3aPmh7NHtJ-xSS2l4su5vBzWNoWsRg34/edit?usp=sharing
Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 11am-2pm
11am-2pm
Make:Seattle Meets the first Saturday of every month from 11:00 - 14:00 at Surf Incubator 1100 Dexter Ave Seattle, WA 98109 The goals are to: - Meet other local Makers - Share ideas, skills, and local resources - Create collaborations between engineers, tinkerers, makers, artists, etc. - Get projects ready for Maker Faire, Burning Man or other nearby events - Create projects around the Arduino micro-controller - Get opinions or advice on project execution Monthly gathering of Make magazine enthusiasts. Includes event announcements, show-n-tell, & technical presentations. See http://www.makeseattle.net
Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 6:30-9:30pm
6:30-9:30pm
Are you a new volunteer? Do you have worktrade debt from a Bike Works class? Are you a volunteer from Bike Works past and want to re-engage? Are you interested in learning more about bikes while participating in some awesome community service? You’ll be happy to know that our weekly Volunteer Repair Parties are alive and well and we welcome you to jump in with your wrench out! Thursday VRP drop-in hours are 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m and Sunday VRP drop-in hours are 10 a.m to 1 p.m at our warehouse location, one block south from the yellow house on Hudson street. No mechanic experience is necessary! We’ve created an environment of mentorship where new volunteers can pair up with veteran volunteers to learn more about the mechanic work and gain hands-on experience. We’re building our collective knowledge through this fun and social atmosphere.
Sunday
Oct
5
2014
Friday, October 3, 2014 at midnight through Monday, October 6, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Monday, October 6 at midnight
The annual CWC surf contest has been moved to October for better waves and weather. For more information and to register please go to http://www.cleanwaterclassic.com
Monday
Oct
6
2014
Monday, October 6, 2014 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Nicholas Kristof restores the human scale to complex global issues of poverty, gender inequality, health, and oppression. His most recent work (A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity) focuses on poverty and offers a "call to action" for citizens of the Western world; co-authored with his wife Sheryl WuDunn, it aims to change the way people think about the "charity industry." Kristof's earlier books include Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia (2000) and Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (2009). Presented by: Seattle Arts & Lectures. Tickets: $15 general seating, $35 Patron, and $50 Grand Patron. Special student pricing also available with ID. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About SAL. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/seattle-arts-lectures-presents-an-evening-with-nicholas-kristof/
Monday, October 6, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
Technology advances have created new world, but with that world comes a new set of problems -- planes have crashed because of autopilot error and GPS technology might be making our brains dysfunctional. According to journalist Nicholas Carr, misuse and overreliance on these devices has had an overwhelmingly negative effect on the human experience. Based on psychological and neurological studies, The Glass Cage: Automation and Us explains what technology is "stealing" from us. Carr will explore these negative effects, and why they're creating a more disengaged, disconnected citizenry. He'll also offer advice on how to utilize these automations, without compromising "our lives and the world we find ourselves in." Carr is the author of three other books, including The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. Presented by: Presented by Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Tickets: $5. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Learn more: Read Carr's Atlantic article on the subject. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/nicholas-carr-human-consequences-of-technology/
Tuesday
Oct
7
2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 5:30-6:30pm
5:30-6:30pm
Join Connect Westlake for their monthly meet-up at the Nickerson Street Saloon. Connect Westlake is a team of caring neighbors and bicyclists working to build public support for a protected bike lane in the Westlake Corridor along Lake Union. Learn more at http://www.cascade.org/get-involved-connect-seattle/connect-westlake.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
Venue:
@
Jeff's House
We have the beginnings of a great plan--let's meet to discuss the next steps for greenways in Tangletown/Green Lake. The first meeting will be at Jeff's house--1921 N 48th St.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
Venue:
@
Jeff's House
We have the beginnings of a great plan–let’s meet to discuss the next steps for greenways in Tangletown/Green Lake. The first meeting will be at Jeff’s house–1921 N 48th St.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
http://www.scienceontap.org/ Science on Tap is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology in a relaxed atmosphere. A forum for discussing science issues with local scientists, Science on Tap is based on Cafe Scientifique. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accessible. What to expect: meetings usually last about one to two hours. The speakers give a short talk about their area of interest, followed by a break to fill up on coffee and a time for small group discussions. Afterwards there will be a question and answer session and general discussion of the topic with the speaker and the audience at large. Monthly meetings take place the first Tuesday of the month at the T.S. McHugh's Irish Pub in Seattle at 21 Mercer St. There are also monthly meetings on the last Monday of the month at the Ravenna Third Place Bookstore in Seattle.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
According to a new study, the decreased number of large carnivores in North America "may be as big a threat as climate change." Ecologist Cristina Eisenberg agrees -- and she's gathered some hard scientific research to support their conservation. The Carnivore Way: Coexisting with and Conserving North America's Predators outlines her plan to save the grizzly bears, wolves, jaguars, cougars, and other large carnivores among us. According to Eisenberg, by creating a "carnivore way," running from Alaska down through Mexico, humans can offer these predators the room they need to roam. She'll share the numerous benefits of preserving these great animals, from shaping forests and reducing grazing effects on shrubbery, to aiding after large droughts. She'll also address fears about the presence of these mammals and share why "conservation is ultimately about people." Eisenberg is a Smithsonian Research Associate, an Earthwatch scientist, and the author of The Wolf's Tooth. Presented by: Presented by Town Hall in partnership with Island Press and Elliott Bay Book Company, as part of The Seattle Science Lectures sponsored by Microsoft, and Town Green Sub Series sponsored by The Peach Foundation and Wyncote Foundation NW. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU. Tickets: $5. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: Read a review of The Carnivore Way. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/cristina-eisenberg-benefits-of-carnivore-conservation/
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 8-10:30pm
8-10:30pm
This popular, off-the-wall public-speaking series returns with its simple goal: "Enlighten us, but make it quick." Since 2006, Ignite communities have thrived in Portland, Sydney, Boulder, Baltimore, NYC, and elsewhere. Presenters are asked: If you had five minutes on stage, what would you say? What if you got only 20 slides, and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Touching briefly on a variety of topics, from the DIY community to parent-educator relationships, and presented by anyone and everyone, Ignite events are all-ages, fast-paced, sometimes-unpredictable, and always thought-provoking. Starting at 7 p.m., a networking event precedes the talks; all are encouraged to attend and participate. The main stage program begins at 8 p.m. Presented by: Town Hall and Ignite! Seattle. Tickets: $5. Doors open: 7:00 p.m. Talks begin at 8:00 p.m. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating. Note: The Ignite bar will be open, but can accept only cash or checks. Learn more: About Ignite Seattle! READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/ignite-seattle-7/
Wednesday
Oct
8
2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
get there early, City Hall doors are locked at 6PM. http://www.seattle.gov/spab/
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
get there early, City Hall doors are locked at 6PM. http://www.seattle.gov/spab/
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
A year after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, more than 8 million Americans have enrolled for coverage, and the number of uninsured individuals has decreased. Learn how the initiative has affected Washington -- one of the states that opted into the state-based marketplace model. In this panel discussion, learn about the "Triple Aim" of the coverage model (improve population health, improve the patient experience, and decrease per capita health care costs), as well as how the ACA could affect healthcare delivery and public health in the future due to collaboration between the two fields. Panelists include John Wiesman, Washington State Secretary of Health; Dorothy Teeter, Washington Health Care Authority Director; Pam MacEwan, Washington Health Benefit Exchange Chief of Staff; and moderator Tao Kwan-Gett, Director of UW's Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presented by: Town Hall and University of Washington School of Public Health, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About the Washington's Health Benefit Exchange. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/health-matters-obamacare-at-one-year/
Thursday
Oct
9
2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 6:30-9:30pm
6:30-9:30pm
Are you a new volunteer? Do you have worktrade debt from a Bike Works class? Are you a volunteer from Bike Works past and want to re-engage? Are you interested in learning more about bikes while participating in some awesome community service? You’ll be happy to know that our weekly Volunteer Repair Parties are alive and well and we welcome you to jump in with your wrench out! Thursday VRP drop-in hours are 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m and Sunday VRP drop-in hours are 10 a.m to 1 p.m at our warehouse location, one block south from the yellow house on Hudson street. No mechanic experience is necessary! We’ve created an environment of mentorship where new volunteers can pair up with veteran volunteers to learn more about the mechanic work and gain hands-on experience. We’re building our collective knowledge through this fun and social atmosphere.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
Humanity's search for the "meaning of life" is ongoing, but according to physicist Marcelo Gleiser, the answer can't be found through science. In The Island of Knowledge, he tackles the oft-asked questions of "Is there a such thing as an ultimate truth;" "Do all questions have answers;" and whether or not there are multiple universes in the world. He says the human need to ask -- and get answers -- has driven debates around creationism and the science of cosmology, but according to Gleiser, the science used to seek these answers is finite. He'll share how to find the limits to knowledge, and how to use these limits to discover "ourselves" and in turn, the universe. Gleiser is a professor of physics and astronomy at Dartmouth College. Presented by: Presented by Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of The Seattle Science Lectures sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU. Tickets: $5. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: Read a review of The Island of Knowledge. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/marcelo-gleiser-finding-the-universes-ultimate-truth/
Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
Trayvon Martin, the New Jim Crow, immigration reform, and an Obama presidency have brought up modern issues of race, equality, and the African American legacy. In his latest book, Union Theological Seminary's Cornel West explores the phenomenon known as Black Prophetic Fire, offering an analysis of six well-respected African American leaders -- Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X, and Ida Wells-Barnett. By both praising and critically analyzing the actions of these influential figures, West takes them off the pedestal they were placed on so long ago. According to West, modern African American leaders are either incarcerated or, like President Obama, have been co-opted and "have no deep conviction." His book asks where the radical, outspoken spirit -- the "black prophetic fire" -- of the 19th and 20th centuries disappeared to, and opens a door to potentially "rekindle" it. West is the bestselling author of Race Matters and Democracy Matters. Presented by: Presented by Town Hall and Elliott Bay Book Company, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Tickets: $5. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Learn more: About the author. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/cornel-west-rekindling-black-prophetic-fire/
Friday
Oct
10
2014
Friday, October 10, 2014 from 8:30am-9pm
8:30am-9pm
Saturday
Oct
11
2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 6:30-9:30pm
6:30-9:30pm
Are you a new volunteer? Do you have worktrade debt from a Bike Works class? Are you a volunteer from Bike Works past and want to re-engage? Are you interested in learning more about bikes while participating in some awesome community service? You’ll be happy to know that our weekly Volunteer Repair Parties are alive and well and we welcome you to jump in with your wrench out! Thursday VRP drop-in hours are 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m and Sunday VRP drop-in hours are 10 a.m to 1 p.m at our warehouse location, one block south from the yellow house on Hudson street. No mechanic experience is necessary! We’ve created an environment of mentorship where new volunteers can pair up with veteran volunteers to learn more about the mechanic work and gain hands-on experience. We’re building our collective knowledge through this fun and social atmosphere.
Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 7-9:40pm
7-9:40pm
This event is sold out. A consistent sell-out in previous Town Hall appearances, NPR's Says You!, a modern parlor game "of words and whimsy, bluff, and bluster," keeps the quiz-show tradition alive-and even brings it on the road from time to time. Heard locally at 6 pm Saturdays on KUOW, Says You! is hosted by Richard Sher and peopled by a panel that educates as it entertains (or entertains as it educates). They'll be taping two shows at Town Hall -- Saturday's "Olympic Utterances" and Sunday's "Strait Talking" -- likely joined by a musical guest or two. Presented by: Says You! Doors open: 6:00 pm Tickets: $27.50 general admission; $32.50 for reserved seating. Please note: E-Tickets will be sent by Says You! separately via e-mail by September 1,2014. Learn More: About the show. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/says-you-live-taping-3/
Sunday
Oct
12
2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 1-3:40pm
1-3:40pm
This event is sold out. A consistent sell-out in previous Town Hall appearances, NPR's Says You!, a modern parlor game "of words and whimsy, bluff, and bluster," keeps the quiz-show tradition alive-and even brings it on the road from time to time. Heard locally at 6 pm Saturdays on KUOW, Says You! is hosted by Richard Sher and peopled by a panel that educates as it entertains (or entertains as it educates). They'll be taping two shows at Town Hall - Saturday's "Olympic Utterances" and Sunday's "Strait Talking" - likely joined by a musical guest or two. Presented by: Says You! Doors open: 12:00 pm Tickets: $27.50 general admission; $32.50 for reserved seating. Please note: E-Tickets will be sent by Says You! separately via e-mail by September 1,2014. Learn More: About the show. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/says-you-live-taping-4/
Monday
Oct
13
2014
Monday, October 13, 2014 from 6:30-9pm
6:30-9pm
Jigsaw Renaissance will be hosting Free Geek Seattle (http://www.freegeekseattle​.org/) every first Monday of the month from 6:30-9:00pm. From their own website: "Free Geek Seattle is a volunteer non-profit organization focused on sustainable computing. Founded in 2009, we model ourselves after the original Free Geek in Portland Oregon. Here is what we do, in a nutshell... - Refurbish computers to distribute back into the community. - Recycle unusable computer gear in an environmentally responsible manner. - Training & support in recycling, refurbishing and how to use computers and the Internet." Anyone with an interest in learning how to refurbish older PCs and/or install and run Linux should come and check it out the event. We hope to host Free Geek Seattle every 2nd Monday of the month going forward.
Monday, October 13, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
From decoding the terms of a loan to simply accessing and managing your personal checking account, journalist John Lanchester maintains the language created to describe financial transactions is often intentionally used to hide the truth from the public. How to Speak Money defines these arcane terms, offering insight into how ordinary people can reclaim their finances from the banks, credit card companies, stock executives, and others who seek to control it. A regular contributor to The New Yorker, Lanchester is also the author of The Debt to Pleasure and Capital. He'll appear in conversation with Steve Scher, Town Hall's Fall Scholar in Residence. Presented by: Presented by Town Hall and Elliott Bay Book Company, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Tickets: $5. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: Read Lanchester's New Yorker article on the subject. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/john-lanchester-with-steve-scher-understanding-the-language-of-money/
Tuesday
Oct
14
2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
Pacific Northwest photographer Mary Randlett has been documenting notable local figures since her iconic 1963 images of Theodore Roethke -- the last before the poet's death. Mary Randlett Portraits includes images of Roethke, author Tom Robbins, art patron Betty Bowen, artist Jacob Lawrence, and more. Frances McCue, founding director of Hugo House, contributed biographical essays to accompany the photographs. McCue and Randlett will share the vision behind this collection of the artistic and literary culture of Washington, offer a glimpse at the great figures of the past and present. Presented by: Presented by Town Hall and Elliott Bay Book Company, as part of the Arts & Culture series. Sponsored by City Arts. Tickets: $5. Tickets for this event go on sale to the public on Thursday, August 7 at 12:00 p.m. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/mary-randlett-and-frances-mccue-images-of-the-northwest/
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
Though awareness of the relationship between home-cooked food and healthier lifestyles is increasing, so is the pace of our lives, and many people can't make the time to cook elaborate recipes for every meal. Veteran food writer Mark Bittman (How to Cook Everything, Vegan Before 6p.m.) has published a new book of recipes addressing this challenge. In How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food, Bittman offers time-saving steps (using a food processor, preparing vegetables while a pot is simmering, cutting out common ingredients) to use in daily life. From Cheddar Waffles with Bacon Maple Syrup, to Apple Crumble Under the Broiler, his simple culinary innovations might change the way you cook food. He'll share insight into his book, and outline the most important--and of course, time-saving--steps to take in the kitchen. Presented by: Presented by Town Hall in partnership with Book Larder, as part of the Arts & Culture series. Sponsored by City Arts. Tickets: $5. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Learn more: Check out a few of Bittman's recipes. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/mark-bittman-cooking-quickly-in-a-fast-paced-world/
Wednesday
Oct
15
2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 11am-noon
11am-noon
Venue:
@
$$ Webinar
APBP Announces 2014 Webinar Program Puget Sound Regional Council Ped/Bike program usually hosts free webinar sessions. Check with http://www.psrc.org/about/advisory/bpac/ to see locations. PLEASE NOTE TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. CHECK! Register here: http://www.apbp.org/event/2014_12webinars Regular participants at APBP's monthly webinars know that they're a great way to bring stakeholders, colleagues and clients together to explore bicycle and pedestrian issues and build support for active transportation. Plus, the webinars offer training credits that may meet your professional accreditation requirements.* And with APBP’s generous discount structure, the more sessions you buy, the more you save. Register for a full year of webinars and get 12 webinars for the price of 10 (APBP members pay $500; non-members pay $850). The 2014 schedule includes these topics: Jan 15Strategies to Enable Winter Cycling and Walking Feb 19Design for Cyclist and Pedestrian Comfort Mar 19All In: The Value of Investing in Complete and Green Streets Apr 16Public Health Benefits of Active Transportation May 21Best Planning and Engineering Practices for School Zones Jun 18Calming Arterial Streets for Safer Walking and Cycling Jul 16From Fast to Safer: Best Practices Where Road Speeds Change Aug 20Transform Bicycling and Walking Outside the Urban Context Sep 17Optimize Signals for Pedestrians and Bicyclists Oct 15Design Treatments to Transition from Trails to Roadways Nov19E-bikes, Electric Assist Bikes and Transportation Policy Dec 17Getting to Better Outcomes from Public Engagement
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 11am-noon
11am-noon
Venue:
@
$$ Webinar
APBP Announces 2014 Webinar Program Puget Sound Regional Council Ped/Bike program usually hosts free webinar sessions. Check with http://www.psrc.org/about/advisory/bpac/ to see locations. PLEASE NOTE TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. CHECK! Register here: http://www.apbp.org/event/2014_12webinars Regular participants at APBP’s monthly webinars know that they’re a great way to bring stakeholders, colleagues and clients together to explore bicycle and pedestrian issues and build support for active transportation. Plus, the webinars offer training credits that may meet your professional accreditation requirements.* And with APBP’s generous discount structure, the more sessions you buy, the more you save. Register for a full year of webinars and get 12 webinars for the price of 10 (APBP members pay $500; non-members pay $850). The 2014 schedule includes these topics: Jan 15Strategies to Enable Winter Cycling and Walking Feb 19Design for Cyclist and Pedestrian Comfort Mar 19All In: The Value of Investing in Complete and Green Streets Apr 16Public Health Benefits of Active Transportation May 21Best Planning and Engineering Practices for School Zones Jun 18Calming Arterial Streets for Safer Walking and Cycling Jul 16From Fast to Safer: Best Practices Where Road Speeds Change Aug 20Transform Bicycling and Walking Outside the Urban Context Sep 17Optimize Signals for Pedestrians and Bicyclists Oct 15Design Treatments to Transition from Trails to Roadways Nov19E-bikes, Electric Assist Bikes and Transportation Policy Dec 17Getting to Better Outcomes from Public Engagement
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will meet on 3rd Wednedays at 1 p.m. in the PSRC Conference Room at 1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA. Please see the agenda packet for further details. http://psrc.org/about/advisory/bpac/ Please contact Peter Schmiedeskamp with any questions regarding the meeting, [email protected] View your event at http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=VIEW&eid=ZTdocmhoaG44ajZncXV0a2Y0ZDljaDA4dDAgbHQwbG1pb3JlY2locWM5OW9kMGhucnRsNTRAZw.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
National Book Award Winner James McBride writes on African American culture, music, history, and humanity. His most recent work, The Good Lord Bird, explores the story of American John Brown, slavery, and the long road to freedom. His earlier books include The Color of Water -- his memoir of a biracial childhood -- Miracle at St. Anna, and Song Yet Sung. A former writer with The Boston Globe and The Washington Post, McBride formerly played saxophone for New York-based The Rock Bottom Remainders -- a group of authors-turned musicians. Presented by: Presented by Seattle Arts & Lectures, as part of its Literary/Arts Series. Tickets: Full season subscriptions are on sale now here. $15 general seating, $35 Patron, and $50 Grand Patron. Special student pricing also available with ID. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About SAL. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/seattle-arts-lectures-presents-an-evening-with-james-mcbride/
Thursday
Oct
16
2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 6:30-9:30pm
6:30-9:30pm
Are you a new volunteer? Do you have worktrade debt from a Bike Works class? Are you a volunteer from Bike Works past and want to re-engage? Are you interested in learning more about bikes while participating in some awesome community service? You’ll be happy to know that our weekly Volunteer Repair Parties are alive and well and we welcome you to jump in with your wrench out! Thursday VRP drop-in hours are 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m and Sunday VRP drop-in hours are 10 a.m to 1 p.m at our warehouse location, one block south from the yellow house on Hudson street. No mechanic experience is necessary! We’ve created an environment of mentorship where new volunteers can pair up with veteran volunteers to learn more about the mechanic work and gain hands-on experience. We’re building our collective knowledge through this fun and social atmosphere.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
Interested in bringing safe streets for all to Ballard? Join Ballard Greenways for our monthly meetings in 2014, starting Thursday, Jan. 16th at 7:30 pm at Ballard Coffeeworks
Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
Thursday, June 19th, 7:30-9:00 pm St Luke’s Episcopal Church 5710 20th Ave NW (Directly across 20th from Ballard Commons Park) Follow signs for green awning, either from 58th or from 20th
Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
With ongoing conflicts, and terrifying new threats in the Middle East, some feel it's time for the United States to radically rethink its foreign policy. Retired General Wesley Clark is one of them--and in Don't Wait for the Next War, Clark offers his advice on refreshing our approach before it's too late. A former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, Clark will share his ideas as they relate to the Middle East, climate change, China's rising power, and the imperative of "dependable cybersecurity." Moving beyond foreign policy, Clark will also offer insight into domestic threats such as terrorism and finances, explaining how they all lead back to America's position as a global leader. Clark is also the author of Waging Modern War (2002) and Winning Modern Wars (2004). Presented by: Presented by Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Tickets: $5. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/wesley-clark-rethinking-american-foreign-policy/
Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
Our infinite universe comprises infinite elemental combinations called molecules. Popular Science Magazine columnist Theodore Gray's new book Molecules: The Elements and Architecture of Everything builds on his previous work The Elements to map the mysteries of the material world. His exquisitely illustrated presentation will recount his "most elaborate personal obsession," as well as the many, many uses and forms of molecules -- from sweet perfumes to dangerous drugs. Gray is the co-founder of Wolfram Research (creator of Mathematica) and a very engaging speaker, as anyone here for his 2009 Town Hall appearance will attest. Curious fact: he embarked on his journey to write about the elements after building a Periodic Table Table (a wooden table with compartments for each of the elements). Presented by: Presented by Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of The Seattle Science Lectures sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU. Tickets: $5. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: Read Gray's blog. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/theodore-gray-molecules-the-architecture-of-everything/
Friday
Oct
17
2014
Saturday
Oct
18
2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 11-11:45am
11-11:45am
This Seattle "Kindie Rock" quintet might just rock your socks off. The Not-Its!' latest album Raise Your Hand brings together guitar, bass, drums -- and the 1980s -- to teach kids about cat videos, haircuts, bugs, and even love. Their jam-packed performances are truly a "rockin' good time." Sarah Shannon (former Velocity Girl singer) joins Danny Adamson's rhythm guitar, Tom Baisen's lead guitar, Michael Welke (former drummer of Harvey Danger), and bass player Jennie Helman for this can't-miss concert. The Not-Its will have your young ones -- and you -- dancing and singing along, satisfying the "indie-itch" of some Puget Sound parents. Presented by: Town Hall as part of the Saturday Family Concerts series, curated by Brian Faker and Susie Tennant. Series supported by US Bancorp Foundation, Lucky Seven Foundation, and Fales Foundation Trust. Series media sponsorship provided by ParentMap. Tickets: Free for children, $5 for adults. Doors open: 10:30 a.m. Learn more: About the band. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/saturday-family-concerts-the-not-its-5/
Saturday, October 18, 2014 from noon-3pm
noon-3pm
Join Kirkland Greenways on a family-friendly bicycle ride along the Downtown Kirkland proposed greenway! We’ll ride to Happy Hour, share free prizes, then ride along the same route back. When: Saturday Oct. 18th 12-3pm Where: Meet at South Kirkland Park and ride. Route: Cross Kirkland Corridor to Zeek’s Pizza Kirkland Start: South Kirkland Park & Ride http://binged.it/1yXxSfx Happy Hour: Zeek’s Pizza Kirkland, Sirena Gelato End: ride back again after Happy Hour. Who: All ages & abilities. No drop. No one gets left behind. FREE Prizes: Fabulous prizes donated by Kirkland businesses who support safe, connected, greenways for all ages and abilities: Thanks to Kirkland Parkplace Cinema, St. James Espresso, PCC Kirkland, The Green Beanery, and Kirkland Bicycle. How to get there: BUS: http://www.soundtransit.org/Trip-Planner BIKE: proposed greenway maps: https://app.box.com/KirklandProposedGreenwaysMap (or Google maps) CAR: park at South Kirkland Park & Ride. Hope to see you there! Details & optional RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/755246317852697/ Photos from previous rides: https://www.facebook.com/KirklandGreenways/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums —- Thank you! Caron ————————- Kirkland Greenways www.kirklandgreenways.org www.facebook.com/KirklandGreenways https://twitter.com/KirkGreenways
Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 6:30-9:30pm
6:30-9:30pm
Are you a new volunteer? Do you have worktrade debt from a Bike Works class? Are you a volunteer from Bike Works past and want to re-engage? Are you interested in learning more about bikes while participating in some awesome community service? You’ll be happy to know that our weekly Volunteer Repair Parties are alive and well and we welcome you to jump in with your wrench out! Thursday VRP drop-in hours are 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m and Sunday VRP drop-in hours are 10 a.m to 1 p.m at our warehouse location, one block south from the yellow house on Hudson street. No mechanic experience is necessary! We’ve created an environment of mentorship where new volunteers can pair up with veteran volunteers to learn more about the mechanic work and gain hands-on experience. We’re building our collective knowledge through this fun and social atmosphere.
Sunday
Oct
19
2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
Is fear of a flat keeping you from riding? Bring in your bike to get expert advice and gain hands on experience with basic bike maintenance. Get an overview of basic bike parts and learn some easy essentials, like fixing a flat or adjusting and maintaining your brakes. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More: http://www.spl.org/calendar-of-events?trumbaEmbed=calendar%3Dcalendar_of_events__classes%26search%3Dsound%20cycling
Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 3-5pm
3-5pm
Want to ride more but find that life gets in the way? Learn how to integrate everyday biking into your everyday life. Learn how to integrate everyday biking into your everyday life. From lights to foul weather gear, we’ll cover your questions and more. This workshop will be tailored by survey responses from the Sound Cycling: Everyday Biking info fairs in April. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with RideSavvy. More info: http://www.spl.org/calendar-of-events?trumbaEmbed=calendar%3Dcalendar_of_events__classes%26search%3Dsound%20cycling
Monday
Oct
20
2014
Monday, October 20, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
Known for their biting critiques of "business culture and the culture business," the pioneers of self-described "anti-social media" at The Baffler have exemplified "the most vital tradition of American dissent" since 1988. With writing from some of the magazine's most celebrated authors, No Future for You: Salvos from The Baffler brings together cheeky, persuasive criticism on everything from Facebook's CEO and direct mail scams, to dissatisfaction with new technologies. Three of the journal's key voices-founding editor Thomas Frank (What's The Matter with Kansas?), Rick Perlstein (Nixonland), and current editor John Summers-bring an inside look at The Baffler's history and future, as well as the future of the dissenting opinion in our country. Presented by: Presented by Town Hall in partnership with Phinney Books, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Tickets: $5. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/thomas-frank-rick-perlstein-and-john-summers-salvos-from-the-baffler-magazine/
Monday, October 20, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
The recent medical disputes around Casey Kasem's death (where a judge allowed his daughter to withhold food) have drawn attention to artificially prolonging life, decision-making processes, and other death-related issues. In Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters In the End, Atul Gawande analyzes the process of death, dying, the meaning of care -- and how doctors are getting it wrong. According to Gawande, a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital, despite modern medical advancements, treatment "falls short" when it comes to the elderly and aging. He explores examples of nursing home patients confined to railed beds, the "devastating," life-extending procedures used by hospitals, and how these methods can be improved through Hospice and other dignified care methods. Gawande is also the author of Complications and The Checklist Manifesto. Presented by: Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Tickets: $5. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Learn more: About the author. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/atul-gawande-dying-with-dignity/
Tuesday
Oct
21
2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Meeting starts at 6:45pm
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
A political sex scandal that, overnight, was recast as a national soap opera, the revelation of Gary Hart's 1987 affair led to his withdrawal from the presidential race and his fall from political grace. In All the Truth is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid, journalist Matt Bai (The Argument) analyzes the sensationalized media coverage of the incident, and explains how it forever changed the face of political journalism. Bai's "acutely-intelligent and surprisingly moving page turner," (George Packer) examines today's 24-hour news cycle, the conflation of news and entertainment, and the beginning of the idea that private lives are the public's business. Presented by: Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Tickets: $5. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About the author. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/matt-bai-gary-hart-and-the-tabloidization-of-politics/
Wednesday
Oct
22
2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at midnight through Thursday, October 23, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Thursday, October 23 at midnight
Venue:
@
TBD
SDOT will share the refined design concept of the Westlake Protected Bike Lane with greater community.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
When: Wed, August 28, 10am – 12pm Where: Sound Transit Concourse Room – Union Station, 401 S Jackson St Description: The PSRC Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will meet every 4th Wednesday at 10am in the PSRC Conference Room at 1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA. Please see the agenda packet for further details. http://psrc.org/about/advisory/bpac/ Please contact Kimberly Scrivner with any questions regarding the meeting, [email protected] Kimberly Scrivner Puget Sound Regional Council Associate Planner/ Analyst 206.971.3281 (fax) 206.587.4825
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
When: Wed, August 28, 10am – 12pm Where: Sound Transit Concourse Room – Union Station, 401 S Jackson St Description: The PSRC Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will meet every 4th Wednesday at 10am in the PSRC Conference Room at 1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA. Please see the agenda packet for further details. http://psrc.org/about/advisory/bpac/ Please contact Kimberly Scrivner with any questions regarding the meeting, [email protected] Kimberly Scrivner Puget Sound Regional Council Associate Planner/ Analyst 206.971.3281 (fax) 206.587.4825
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
first meeting of the 35th Ave SW project has been scheduled! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 22nd at Neighborhood House – High Point Center Room 207. The meeting will likely take place between 6 and 8 PM. Additional details will be worked out as the date approaches. For now, save the date and spread the word.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
first meeting of the 35th Ave SW project has been scheduled! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 22nd at Neighborhood House – High Point Center Room 207. The meeting will likely take place between 6 and 8 PM. Additional details will be worked out as the date approaches. For now, save the date and spread the word.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
In the United States, 3 out of 10 women have abortions -- despite existing barriers to the procedure -- and opponents exist on both ends of the political spectrum. In Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, feminist poet Katha Pollitt analyzes a woman's "right to choose." According to her, the debate has gotten so out of hand that this private issue has become a completely public one. By weaving together personal perspective, historical fact, and individual testimony, Pollitt offers an in-depth look at this controversial subject. She'll give insight into why opponents have gained momentum in recent years and why this isn't just a women's issue, but one for people of all genders and ages. Pollitt, a second-wave feminist, is the author of Virginity or Death! and a columnist for The Nation. Presented by: Town Hall in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Tickets: $5. Tickets for this event go on sale to the public on Thursday, August 7 at 12:00 p.m. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About the author. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/katha-pollitt-the-argument-for-abortion/
Thursday
Oct
23
2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 12:30-2pm
12:30-2pm
http://blog.psrc.org/tag/toolbox-2014-peer-networking-series/ June 19: Addressing Food Policy in Comprehensive Planning July 17: Multimodal Concurrency August 21: Planning for Whole Communities Toolkit September 18: Housing Elements and Needs Assessments October 23(special date): Planning in Centers November 20: TBD PSRC is cosponsoring a new series of brown bags with APA Washington Chapter and the Washington State Department of Commerce focused on best practices and resources for local planning and implementation. PSRC is offering a new brown bag series. The peer networking series is in coordination with PSRC’s Comprehensive Plan Review Program and implementation of the Growing Transit Communities Strategy. The sessions will take place on the third Thursday of the month from 12:30-2:00PM at PSRC and are open to the public. There are 1.5 AICP credits per session pending. For more information on the events, including updates on session descriptions and speaker bios, please visit www.psrc.org/growth/brownbags or contact Sara Maxana at [email protected]
Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 1-4pm
1-4pm
If you live in the Seattle area, our volunteer work parties are an easy way to get involved with the Bicycle Alliance and meet others who care about making Washington a better to place to bike.  Help us with our monthly membership mailings and other assorted office tasks. NOTE: This month’s party has been postponed to Friday, to enable all our volunteers to attend Transportation Advocacy Day.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 6-7pm
6-7pm
Seattle's third annual LitCrawl mixes our city's celebrated love of reading with notable authors, readings, happy hours and other events scattered throughout Seattle in likely and unlikely settings. To kickoff LitCrawl 2014, author Jess Walter (Zero) will read from his new suite of short stories We Live in Water. Hailed by The New York Times for his "characteristically dark humor," the collection is populated with zombies, tweakers, psychopaths, and other denizens of Spokane. (Sorry-we couldn't resist.) After the reading he'll be joined in conversation by Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn. Hear Walter and Gwinn chat and witness "literary mayhem at its finest." Presented by: Presented by Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of the Arts & Culture series. Sponsored by City Arts. Tickets: Free; no registration required. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 5:30 p.m. Learn more: About LitCrawl. Notes: Happy hour pricing at Town Hall's cafe is available for this special event. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/jess-walter-with-mary-ann-gwinn-litcrawl-seattle/
Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 6:30-9:30pm
6:30-9:30pm
Are you a new volunteer? Do you have worktrade debt from a Bike Works class? Are you a volunteer from Bike Works past and want to re-engage? Are you interested in learning more about bikes while participating in some awesome community service? You’ll be happy to know that our weekly Volunteer Repair Parties are alive and well and we welcome you to jump in with your wrench out! Thursday VRP drop-in hours are 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m and Sunday VRP drop-in hours are 10 a.m to 1 p.m at our warehouse location, one block south from the yellow house on Hudson street. No mechanic experience is necessary! We’ve created an environment of mentorship where new volunteers can pair up with veteran volunteers to learn more about the mechanic work and gain hands-on experience. We’re building our collective knowledge through this fun and social atmosphere.
Friday
Oct
24
2014
Friday, October 24, 2014 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
Led by acclaimed music director Christophe Chagnard, Seattle-based Lake Union Civic Orchestra is "the ensemble that gives a good name to 'community' orchestra," (The Stranger). Continuing their tradition of exciting, innovative programming, the kickoff to LUCO's 20th Anniversary Season features Mozart's "Concerto for Flute and Harp" with flutist Virginia Knight and harpist Juliet Stratton; Manuel de Falla's "Ritual Fire Dance;" and "The Pines of Rome," from Ottorino Respighi's famous "Roman Trilogy." The evening also serves as the world premiere of Pacific Lutheran University Student Taylor Whatley's "Fanfare Giocoso." Presented by: Lake Union Civic Orchestra. Tickets: $18 general admission; $13 for students and seniors. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/luco-presents-mozart-de-falla-respighi/
Saturday
Oct
25
2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 6:30-9:30pm
6:30-9:30pm
Are you a new volunteer? Do you have worktrade debt from a Bike Works class? Are you a volunteer from Bike Works past and want to re-engage? Are you interested in learning more about bikes while participating in some awesome community service? You’ll be happy to know that our weekly Volunteer Repair Parties are alive and well and we welcome you to jump in with your wrench out! Thursday VRP drop-in hours are 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m and Sunday VRP drop-in hours are 10 a.m to 1 p.m at our warehouse location, one block south from the yellow house on Hudson street. No mechanic experience is necessary! We’ve created an environment of mentorship where new volunteers can pair up with veteran volunteers to learn more about the mechanic work and gain hands-on experience. We’re building our collective knowledge through this fun and social atmosphere.
Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 7:30-10pm
7:30-10pm
Despite our relative affluence, Washington is the "15th hungriest state" in the nation. To help address this problem, Operation Sack Lunch annually serves more than 400,000 meals to homeless, low income, and food insecure people in the Seattle area. This 25th Anniversary event will celebrate the achievements of the organization since its founding, and features a silent auction and concert with Executive Director Beverly Graham. A singer, songwriter, and recording artist, Graham founded OSL to augment and enhance Seattle's existing emergency food system. A 6:00 pm reception precedes the concert. Tickets to the reception include appetizers, desserts, wine, auction preview, and first choice of seating. Presented by: Operation Sack Lunch. Tickets: Tickets to the concert are free. Tickets to the VIP, pre-concert reception are $100. Doors open: 6:00 p.m. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/operation-sack-lunch-25th-anniversary-gala/
Sunday
Oct
26
2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2-4:15pm
2-4:15pm
For the 10th Anniversary of this beloved local ensemble, Milwaukee Symphony Concertmaster Frank Almond will join Simple Measures members for a performance of Mendelssohn's "Octet." Played at the group's very first concert, Mendelssohn's piece will be paired with work from Piazzolla and other songs remixed from the original concert's theme "Music Rocks." Almond will play Bach's incomparable violin solo "Chaconne in D" for this special performance. He'll play alongside violinists Brittany Boulding Breeden, Michael Lim, and Mae Lin; Mara Gearman and Scott Ligocki on the violas; and cellist Rajan Krishnaswami. Presented by: Simple Measures. Tickets: $30 general admission; $25 Seniors (65+); $15 Youth and Young Adult (35 and under). Doors open: 1:00 p.m. Learn more: About Simple Measures. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/simple-measures-presents-time-flies/
Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
Author Neal Stephenson (Reamde, Snow Crash) laments our society's loss of a key superpower -- the ability to "Get Big Stuff Done." He shoulders some of the blame, along with colleagues in the realms of science and speculative fiction, with what he calls a failure to supply "hieroglyphs": "Asimovian robots, Heinleinian rocket ships, Gibsonian cyberspace��� plausible, thought-out pictures of alternate realities in which��� compelling innovation has taken place." Project Hieroglyph brings together writers, artists, scientists, and new technologies in an effort to "reignite the iconic and optimistic visions" of the past, and the new anthology Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future features works from Stephenson, Cory Doctorow (Little Brother, Rapture of the Nerds) and others, to challenge people to think in terms of technology, creativity, and bold futures. They'll appear in conversation with Ed Finn, one of Heiroglyph's editors. Presented by: Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of the Arts & Culture series. Sponsored by City Arts. Tickets: $5. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Learn more: About Doctorow; about Stephenson. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/neal-stephenson-and-cory-doctorow-reigniting-societys-ambition-with-science-fiction/
Monday
Oct
27
2014
Monday, October 27, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Mood swings, changing hormones, and rapidly changing emotional states are normal phases of development for most teenagers. Left unchecked, these strong feelings can have an extremely negative effect on a teen's world. Psychologist Marsha Linehan will discuss these negative effects -- from failing at schoolwork and friendships, to a decline in family relationships and general happiness -- offering concrete steps for parents to assist their struggling young people. By using her theory of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (a technique incorporating acceptance and mindfulness) parents can help teens manage their intense, overwhelming feelings. She'll appear in conversation with Laura Kastner (author of Wise Minded Parenting) to share with parents how to stay calm, reduce teens' emotion-induced pain, and help their young adults get along better with others. Presented by: ParentMap. Tickets: $20 advance; $25 at the door. Doors open: 6:00 p.m. Learn more: About ParentMap. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/parentmap-presents-marsha-linehan-and-laura-kastner-regulating-the-many-moods-of-teens/
Monday, October 27, 2014 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
http://www.scienceontap.org/ Science on Tap is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology in a relaxed atmosphere. A forum for discussing science issues with local scientists, Science on Tap is based on Cafe Scientifique. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accessible. What to expect: meetings usually last about one to two hours. The speakers give a short talk about their area of interest, followed by a break to fill up on coffee and a time for small group discussions. Afterwards there will be a question and answer session and general discussion of the topic with the speaker and the audience at large. Monthly meetings take place the last Monday of the month at the Ravenna Third Place Bookstore in Seattle at the corner of 20th Ave NE and NE 65th Street. Free parking is available. There are also monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of the month at the T.S. McHugh's Irish Pub in Seattle at 21 Mercer St.
Tuesday
Oct
28
2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at midnight through Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Wednesday, October 29 at midnight
The Queen Anne Greenways meetings occur every 4th Tuesday at the Queen Anne Public library from 6:30-7:45, unless otherwise noted. Please join us! Additionally, if you would like to learn more, you can visit our website at qagreenways.org. We also have a mailing list – email [email protected] to be added to our group.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at midnight through Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Wednesday, October 29 at midnight
The Queen Anne Greenways meetings occur every 4th Tuesday at the Queen Anne Public library from 6:30-7:45, unless otherwise noted. Please join us! Additionally, if you would like to learn more, you can visit our website at qagreenways.org. We also have a mailing list - email [email protected] to be added to our group.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 6:30-7:45pm
6:30-7:45pm
The Queen Anne Greenways meetings occur every 4th Tuesday at the Queen Anne Public library from 6:30-7:45, unless otherwise noted. Please join us! Additionally, if you would like to learn more, you can visit our website at qagreenways.org. We also have a mailing list – email [email protected] to be added to our group. BE SURE TO ATTEND OUR MEETING ON TUES, MAY 27th, AT QUEEN ANNE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 6;30-7:45 PM. HELP US PLAN A FUN “FIND IT, FIX IT” EVENT Please come and join in so we can plan a fun day of walking the neighborhood and reporting street and sidewalk issues to SDOT using their cool little APP (rumor has it that it really works!) Jody Lemke, QA Greenways Communications Future meeting dates to put on your calendar: All 6:30-7:45 PM @ QA Public Library Tues, July 22 Tues, Aug 26 Tue, Sep 23
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
With last summer's increase in wildfires and other climate-related shifts, global warming effects in the Northwest are becoming increasingly more apparent. This panel discussion will analyze local climate change trends in our region, and give insight into how these will shape the Pacific Northwestern lifestyle. Hear about current local efforts underway to adapt to these changes, and learn more about what actions to take to make a difference in the future of regional climate change. Panelists include Amy Snover, University of Washington Climate Impact Group; Crystal Raymond, Seattle City Light; and Rhys Roth, Director of the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure at Evergreen State College. Presented by: Sustainable Path. Tickets: $5. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About Sustainable Path. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/sustainable-path-presents-climate-change-in-the-northwest/
Wednesday
Oct
29
2014
Thursday
Oct
30
2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 6:30-9:30pm
6:30-9:30pm
Are you a new volunteer? Do you have worktrade debt from a Bike Works class? Are you a volunteer from Bike Works past and want to re-engage? Are you interested in learning more about bikes while participating in some awesome community service? You’ll be happy to know that our weekly Volunteer Repair Parties are alive and well and we welcome you to jump in with your wrench out! Thursday VRP drop-in hours are 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m and Sunday VRP drop-in hours are 10 a.m to 1 p.m at our warehouse location, one block south from the yellow house on Hudson street. No mechanic experience is necessary! We’ve created an environment of mentorship where new volunteers can pair up with veteran volunteers to learn more about the mechanic work and gain hands-on experience. We’re building our collective knowledge through this fun and social atmosphere.
Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
As a techie you might know that more people get jobs, make connections and find out about new technology from other tech people than any other source. This local connection to Fremont techies is a way for you to network with others who are interested in computers and technology. Please RSVP so James will... well, honestly, we need a reason to keep James from making so much food -- so please just bring friends!! And Morgan and Jonathan are back so you can thank them this month for the beverages!
Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
Animals get the same diseases and afflictions as humans, including breast cancer, arthritis, stress -- even nymphomania. Sharing information between human health care providers and veterinarians can create new awareness of the importance of healthy environments for all species. This moderated panel will explore the vast -- and often, surprising -- connections between animals and humans, also offering insight into how these connections can be used to create better health for all. Panelists include Peter Ross, senior scientist with the Vancouver Aquarium and Rich Grady, UW Professor of Medicine and pediatric urologist at Seattle Children's Hospital. Presented by: Town Hall, University of Washington School of Public Health, and University Book Store, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/health-matters-the-human-animal-health-connection/
Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 8-10pm
8-10pm
This Halloween, Seattle Radio Theatre returns with the magic of a LIVE old-timey radio drama. This year's performance brings a spookily original piece written and directed by Feliks Banel. The spine-tingling tale "A Walk in the Dark" will inspire delight -- and fright -- in listeners. Starring John Curley, Dave Ross, and other KIRO favorites, the show also features Tracey Conway, Jim Dever, and other members of the SRT ensemble. With live music and bang-up sound effects, the show is a trip back in time to the Golden Age of radio drama. The performance is suitable for all ages -- just be sure to plug the ears of young ones during the especially spooky parts! Presented by: Presented by Town Hall and Seattle Radio Theatre, as part of the Arts & Culture series. Sponsored by City Arts. Live broadcast of the show sponsored by KIRO 97.3 FM. Tickets: $15 general/$10 members/$5 kids 12 and under. Doors open: 7:00 pm. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating. Learn more: About Seattle Radio Theatre. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/seattle-radio-theatre-live-halloween-radio-play-a-walk-in-the-dark/
Friday
Oct
31
2014
Friday, October 31, 2014 from 8-10pm
8-10pm
Tex Mex conjunto, R&B, blues, and Tejano rock come together in Los Texmaniacs--a rollicking testament to the complex musical and cultural heritage of modern Texas. Featuring accordion legend Flaco Jim��nez and led by the charismatic Max Baca, Los Texmaniacs earned a 2010 Latino Grammy Award for their marriage of energetic vocals to electric and traditional instrumentation (including a Mexican 12-stringed bajo sexto). Come prepared to move: like their last unforgettable 2007 Town Hall appearance, Los Texmaniacs are sure to offer a dance-filled performance as rich and vital as the cultures influencing it. Presented by: Town Hall as part of its Global Rhythms series, curated by Brian Faker. Series supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsWA, 4Culture, Wyncote Foundation NW, and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. Series media sponsorship provided by KBCS 91.3 FM. Tickets: Series subscriptions are on sale now! $85 general admission; $80 Town Hall members. Single show tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door/$20 seniors/$17 Town Hall members/$10 students. A limited number of $5 day-of-show Teen Tix (18 and under) will also be available. Doors open: 7:00 pm. Town Hall member benefits: Discounted tickets, priority seating. Learn more: About the group. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/global-rhythms-los-texmaniacs-with-flaco-jimenez/
November
2014
Saturday
Nov
1
2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014 at midnight through Sunday, November 2, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Sunday, November 2 at midnight
Please contact [email protected] if you’d like to attend one of our monthly Core meetings
Saturday, November 1, 2014 at midnight through Sunday, November 2, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Sunday, November 2 at midnight
Please contact [email protected] if you'd like to attend one of our monthly Core meetings
Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 11am-2pm
11am-2pm
Make:Seattle Meets the first Saturday of every month from 11:00 - 14:00 at Surf Incubator 1100 Dexter Ave Seattle, WA 98109 The goals are to: - Meet other local Makers - Share ideas, skills, and local resources - Create collaborations between engineers, tinkerers, makers, artists, etc. - Get projects ready for Maker Faire, Burning Man or other nearby events - Create projects around the Arduino micro-controller - Get opinions or advice on project execution Monthly gathering of Make magazine enthusiasts. Includes event announcements, show-n-tell, & technical presentations. See http://www.makeseattle.net
Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Please contact [email protected] if you’d like to attend one of our monthly Core meetings
Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 6:30-9:30pm
6:30-9:30pm
Are you a new volunteer? Do you have worktrade debt from a Bike Works class? Are you a volunteer from Bike Works past and want to re-engage? Are you interested in learning more about bikes while participating in some awesome community service? You’ll be happy to know that our weekly Volunteer Repair Parties are alive and well and we welcome you to jump in with your wrench out! Thursday VRP drop-in hours are 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m and Sunday VRP drop-in hours are 10 a.m to 1 p.m at our warehouse location, one block south from the yellow house on Hudson street. No mechanic experience is necessary! We’ve created an environment of mentorship where new volunteers can pair up with veteran volunteers to learn more about the mechanic work and gain hands-on experience. We’re building our collective knowledge through this fun and social atmosphere.
Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 8-10pm
8-10pm
Seattle Baroque Orchestra's 2014-15 season kicks off with guest director Matthias Maute, who'll direct The American Dream -- a celebration of early music in Boston. Featuring the "luminous lyric voice" of soprano Shannon Mercer, the ensemble will perform music originally heard in the private homes, churches, theaters, and concert halls of Boston's early days. Hailed by The Boston Globe as "a recorder virtuoso," Maute is widely known as the Artistic Director of Ensemble Caprice, has recorded more than 20 albums, and tours as a soloist worldwide. A preconcert lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. Presented by: Early Music Guild; performed by Seattle Baroque Orchestra. Tickets: $45 general reserved seating; $40 seniors; $27 discounted side section; and $20 for ages 25 and under. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About Maute; about Mercer. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/seattle-baroque-orchestra-presents-the-american-dream-with-matthias-maute/
Sunday
Nov
2
2014
Monday
Nov
3
2014
Monday, November 3, 2014 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Critically acclaimed, Irish-born Colm T��ib��n's essays, novels, journalism, and critiques have earned him worldwide recognition -- including placement on the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize not once, but three times. This evening, he'll discuss the Irish Literary Renaissance -- its history, influences, and lasting effects. Known as a "peripatetic writer" for his global explorations, T��ib��n is the author of seven novels, including 2012's bestselling The Testament of Mary and Brooklyn (2010). His latest book Nora Webster (2014) is the "heartbreaking" tale of a recently-widowed mother, living in T��ib��n's home country. Presented by: Presented by Seattle Arts & Lectures, as part of its Literary/Arts Series. Tickets: Full season subscriptions are on sale now here. $15 general seating, $35 Patron, and $50 Grand Patron. Special student pricing also available with ID. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About SAL. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/seattle-arts-lectures-presents-an-evening-with-colm-toibin-the-irish-literary-renaissance/
Tuesday
Nov
4
2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 12:05am-8pm
12:05am-8pm
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
http://www.scienceontap.org/ Science on Tap is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology in a relaxed atmosphere. A forum for discussing science issues with local scientists, Science on Tap is based on Cafe Scientifique. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accessible. What to expect: meetings usually last about one to two hours. The speakers give a short talk about their area of interest, followed by a break to fill up on coffee and a time for small group discussions. Afterwards there will be a question and answer session and general discussion of the topic with the speaker and the audience at large. Monthly meetings take place the first Tuesday of the month at the T.S. McHugh's Irish Pub in Seattle at 21 Mercer St. There are also monthly meetings on the last Monday of the month at the Ravenna Third Place Bookstore in Seattle.
Wednesday
Nov
5
2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
get there early, City Hall doors are locked at 6PM. http://www.seattle.gov/sbab/
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
NOW Ensemble's seven-member group is committed to innovative, engaging pieces, with a reputation for performing genre-crossing music. The group's eclectic performances have been described as "the formal elegance of chamber music with a pop-honed concision and rhythmic vitality" by Time Out New York, and International Concert Review said their music "breathes the air of this planet." They'll be performing a piece called "Change" by Judd Greenstein -- their in-house composer -- Derek Bermel's "Twin Trio" and other works. With influences ranging from electronica to hip hop and jazz, their repertoire ranges from classical to contemporary, while their unique instrumentation -- a combination of flute, clarinet, electric guitar, double bass, and piano makes them a "we-can-play-anything chamber collective" (New York Magazine). Presented by: Town Hall as part of the Town Music series, curated by Joshua Roman. Series supported by the Wyncote Foundation NW, Tagney-Jones Family Fund, and the Nesholm Family Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by Seattle Weekly and KING-FM. Series subscriptions: $85 general; $80 for Town Hall members. Single tickets: Single tickets on sale September 23! $20 advance/$25 at the door/$20 seniors/$17 Town Hall members/$10 students. A limited number of $5 day-of-show Teen Tix for those 18 and under also will be available. Doors open: 6:30pm; late seating is not guaranteed. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, as well as discounted subscriptions and tickets. Learn more: About the group. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/town-music-now-ensemble/
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
http://dorkbot.org/dorkbotsea/ A monthly meeting of artists (sound/image/movement/whatever), designers, engineers, students and other interested parties... who are involved in the creation of electronic art (in the broadest sense of the term.) The purpose of dorkbot is to: * Give artists/programmers/engineers an opportunity for informal peer review * Establish a forum for the presentation of new artworks/technology/software/hardware * Help build relationships and foster collaboration between people with various backgrounds and interests * Give us all a chance to see the cool things that our neighbors are working on
Thursday
Nov
6
2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm
5:30-8:30pm
Are you a new volunteer? Do you have worktrade debt from a Bike Works class? Are you a volunteer from Bike Works past and want to re-engage? Are you interested in learning more about bikes while participating in some awesome community service? You’ll be happy to know that our weekly Volunteer Repair Parties are alive and well and we welcome you to jump in with your wrench out! Thursday VRP drop-in hours are 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m and Sunday VRP drop-in hours are 10 a.m to 1 p.m at our warehouse location, one block south from the yellow house on Hudson street. No mechanic experience is necessary! We’ve created an environment of mentorship where new volunteers can pair up with veteran volunteers to learn more about the mechanic work and gain hands-on experience. We’re building our collective knowledge through this fun and social atmosphere.
Friday
Nov
7
2014
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:30pm through Saturday, November 8, 2014 at midnight
7:30pm through Saturday, November 8 at midnight
WEIRD SCIENCES 'SALON' _________________________________________________________________ ATTENTION ALL TESLA WORSHIPPERS, FREE-ENERGY BUFFS, "CRAZY" INVENTORS, ANOMALY HUNTERS, SCALAR RESEARCHERS, ANTIGRAVITATIONALISTS, AND O/U-NITARIANS! ;) _________________________________________________________________ Meetings of Seattle's "weird sciences group" will take place the first Friday of each month, 7pm to midnight or more. The next meeting will be at Mystery Museum, INScape , 815 Airport Way S, 98134 SEE THE [MAP LINK] http://www.amasci.com/freenrg/seameet.html http://bit.ly/fjT1SA TRAVEL: FROM THE SOUTH: On I-5, take the Dearborn St. exit in Seattle. Turn left on Dearborn, under I-5, four blocks later turn left on Maynard, then right on Airport Way S. The building is on the left (looks like a big highschool.) Take alley on the right end, enter through front door. IF LOCKED, KNOCK ON MUSEUM WINDOW LEFT OF ENTRANCE FROM THE NORTH: Take the Airport Way/Dearborn exit. Exit on Dearborn, turn right on Dearborn, three blocks later turn left on Maynard, then right on Airport Way S. The building is on the left (looks like a big highschool.) Take alley on the right end, enter through front door. IF LOCKED, KNOCK ON MUSEUM WINDOW LEFT OF ENTRANCE Or call 206-523-6348 if lost _________________________________________________________________ Yes, the general public is very welcome to attend. BRING SNACKS! _________________________________________________________________ Email me at billb(a)eskimocom and ask to be put on the seattle weird-sci email announcements list, or see http://amasci.com/wsci/ (((((((((((((((((( ( ( ( ( (O) ) ) ) ) ))))))))))))))))))) William J. Beaty http://staff.washington.edu/wbeaty/ beaty * chem washington edu Research Engineer billb eskimo com UW Chem Dept, Bagley Hall RM74 206-543-6195 Box 351700, Seattle, WA 98195-1700
Saturday
Nov
8
2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm
5:30-8:30pm
Are you a new volunteer? Do you have worktrade debt from a Bike Works class? Are you a volunteer from Bike Works past and want to re-engage? Are you interested in learning more about bikes while participating in some awesome community service? You’ll be happy to know that our weekly Volunteer Repair Parties are alive and well and we welcome you to jump in with your wrench out! Thursday VRP drop-in hours are 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m and Sunday VRP drop-in hours are 10 a.m to 1 p.m at our warehouse location, one block south from the yellow house on Hudson street. No mechanic experience is necessary! We’ve created an environment of mentorship where new volunteers can pair up with veteran volunteers to learn more about the mechanic work and gain hands-on experience. We’re building our collective knowledge through this fun and social atmosphere.
Sunday
Nov
9
2014
Monday
Nov
10
2014
Monday, November 10, 2014 from 6:30-9pm
6:30-9pm
Jigsaw Renaissance will be hosting Free Geek Seattle (http://www.freegeekseattle​.org/) every first Monday of the month from 6:30-9:00pm. From their own website: "Free Geek Seattle is a volunteer non-profit organization focused on sustainable computing. Founded in 2009, we model ourselves after the original Free Geek in Portland Oregon. Here is what we do, in a nutshell... - Refurbish computers to distribute back into the community. - Recycle unusable computer gear in an environmentally responsible manner. - Training & support in recycling, refurbishing and how to use computers and the Internet." Anyone with an interest in learning how to refurbish older PCs and/or install and run Linux should come and check it out the event. We hope to host Free Geek Seattle every 2nd Monday of the month going forward.
Tuesday
Nov
11
2014
Wednesday
Nov
12
2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
get there early, City Hall doors are locked at 6PM. http://www.seattle.gov/spab/
Thursday
Nov
13
2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm
5:30-8:30pm
Are you a new volunteer? Do you have worktrade debt from a Bike Works class? Are you a volunteer from Bike Works past and want to re-engage? Are you interested in learning more about bikes while participating in some awesome community service? You’ll be happy to know that our weekly Volunteer Repair Parties are alive and well and we welcome you to jump in with your wrench out! Thursday VRP drop-in hours are 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m and Sunday VRP drop-in hours are 10 a.m to 1 p.m at our warehouse location, one block south from the yellow house on Hudson street. No mechanic experience is necessary! We’ve created an environment of mentorship where new volunteers can pair up with veteran volunteers to learn more about the mechanic work and gain hands-on experience. We’re building our collective knowledge through this fun and social atmosphere.
Friday
Nov
14
2014
Saturday
Nov
15
2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 11-11:45am
11-11:45am
Husband/wife duo Greg Attonito (The Bouncing Souls) and Shanti Wintergate are the heart of the kindie music group Play Date. The goal of their music is to inspire children to use their imaginations -- and their dance moves -- to explore the world around them. Play Date's aptly-named album Imagination won Creative Child's 2014 Seal of Excellence Award. Called a "breath of fresh air" (swingwhistlezing.com), they'll be bringing their guitars and infectious energy with popular songs "Dance Like a Monster," "Anyone Can Sing," and more! Presented by: Presented by Town Hall as part of the Saturday Family Concerts series, curated by Brian Faker and Susie Tennant. Series supported by US Bancorp Foundation, Lucky Seven Foundation, and Fales Foundation Trust. Series media sponsorship provided by ParentMap. Tickets: Free for children, $5 for adults. Doors open: 10:30 am Learn more: About Play Date. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/saturday-family-concerts-play-date/
Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm
5:30-8:30pm
Are you a new volunteer? Do you have worktrade debt from a Bike Works class? Are you a volunteer from Bike Works past and want to re-engage? Are you interested in learning more about bikes while participating in some awesome community service? You’ll be happy to know that our weekly Volunteer Repair Parties are alive and well and we welcome you to jump in with your wrench out! Thursday VRP drop-in hours are 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m and Sunday VRP drop-in hours are 10 a.m to 1 p.m at our warehouse location, one block south from the yellow house on Hudson street. No mechanic experience is necessary! We’ve created an environment of mentorship where new volunteers can pair up with veteran volunteers to learn more about the mechanic work and gain hands-on experience. We’re building our collective knowledge through this fun and social atmosphere.
Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 8-10pm
8-10pm
The improvisational style of Montreal-based Constantinople -- and the vocals of Acadian soprano Suzie LeBlanc -- will bring Barbara Strozzi's Baroque cantatas to life. An Italian singer and pioneer among female composers, Strozzi's pieces often center on love. The evening will also feature the spontaneous instrumental works of Johannes Kapsberger, in line with Constantinople's "free and rigorous" approach. Self-professed "musician-inventors and musician-travelers," the group takes its name from the ancient city and focuses on geographical, historical, and personal journeys. The ensemble has developed more than 35 works and toured internationally since its inception in 1998. A preconcert lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. Presented by: Early Music Guild, as part of the Early Music Guild International Series. Tickets: $45 general reserved seating; $40 seniors; $27 discounted side section; and $20 for ages 25 and under. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About Constantinople. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/early-music-guild-international-series-presents-constantinople-metamorfosi-musicali/
Sunday
Nov
16
2014
Monday
Nov
17
2014
Tuesday
Nov
18
2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Meeting starts at 6:45pm
Wednesday
Nov
19
2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 10-11am
10-11am
Venue:
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$$ Webinar
APBP Announces 2014 Webinar Program Puget Sound Regional Council Ped/Bike program usually hosts free webinar sessions. Check with http://www.psrc.org/about/advisory/bpac/ to see locations. PLEASE NOTE TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. CHECK! Register here: http://www.apbp.org/event/2014_12webinars Regular participants at APBP’s monthly webinars know that they’re a great way to bring stakeholders, colleagues and clients together to explore bicycle and pedestrian issues and build support for active transportation. Plus, the webinars offer training credits that may meet your professional accreditation requirements.* And with APBP’s generous discount structure, the more sessions you buy, the more you save. Register for a full year of webinars and get 12 webinars for the price of 10 (APBP members pay $500; non-members pay $850). The 2014 schedule includes these topics: Jan 15Strategies to Enable Winter Cycling and Walking Feb 19Design for Cyclist and Pedestrian Comfort Mar 19All In: The Value of Investing in Complete and Green Streets Apr 16Public Health Benefits of Active Transportation May 21Best Planning and Engineering Practices for School Zones Jun 18Calming Arterial Streets for Safer Walking and Cycling Jul 16From Fast to Safer: Best Practices Where Road Speeds Change Aug 20Transform Bicycling and Walking Outside the Urban Context Sep 17Optimize Signals for Pedestrians and Bicyclists Oct 15Design Treatments to Transition from Trails to Roadways Nov19E-bikes, Electric Assist Bikes and Transportation Policy Dec 17Getting to Better Outcomes from Public Engagement
Thursday
Nov
20
2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm
5:30-8:30pm
Are you a new volunteer? Do you have worktrade debt from a Bike Works class? Are you a volunteer from Bike Works past and want to re-engage? Are you interested in learning more about bikes while participating in some awesome community service? You’ll be happy to know that our weekly Volunteer Repair Parties are alive and well and we welcome you to jump in with your wrench out! Thursday VRP drop-in hours are 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m and Sunday VRP drop-in hours are 10 a.m to 1 p.m at our warehouse location, one block south from the yellow house on Hudson street. No mechanic experience is necessary! We’ve created an environment of mentorship where new volunteers can pair up with veteran volunteers to learn more about the mechanic work and gain hands-on experience. We’re building our collective knowledge through this fun and social atmosphere.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Thursday, June 19th, 7:30-9:00 pm St Luke’s Episcopal Church 5710 20th Ave NW (Directly across 20th from Ballard Commons Park) Follow signs for green awning, either from 58th or from 20th
Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Childhood bullying, a lost diary, and the "inextricably bound" fates of two women -- these elements and others surface in Ruth Ozeki's newest novel, A Tale for the Time Being. Documentary filmmaker and Zen Buddhist Priest, Ozeki's "magical, yet earthbound novel" takes the reader on a journey of life and discovery, offering a glimpse into humanity's ability to cross vast distances. As the Chicago Tribune proclaimed, her work "masks a deeper purpose with a light tone." Ozeki is also the author of My Year of Meats (1998), All Over Creation (2003), and the filmmaker behind Halving the Bones (1995). Presented by: Presented by Seattle Arts & Lectures, as part of its Literary/Arts Series. Tickets: Full season subscriptions are on sale now here. $15 general seating, $35 Patron, and $50 Grand Patron. Special student pricing also available with ID. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About SAL. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/seattle-arts-lectures-presents-an-evening-with-ruth-ozeki/
Friday
Nov
21
2014
Saturday
Nov
22
2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm
5:30-8:30pm
Are you a new volunteer? Do you have worktrade debt from a Bike Works class? Are you a volunteer from Bike Works past and want to re-engage? Are you interested in learning more about bikes while participating in some awesome community service? You’ll be happy to know that our weekly Volunteer Repair Parties are alive and well and we welcome you to jump in with your wrench out! Thursday VRP drop-in hours are 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m and Sunday VRP drop-in hours are 10 a.m to 1 p.m at our warehouse location, one block south from the yellow house on Hudson street. No mechanic experience is necessary! We’ve created an environment of mentorship where new volunteers can pair up with veteran volunteers to learn more about the mechanic work and gain hands-on experience. We’re building our collective knowledge through this fun and social atmosphere.
Sunday
Nov
23
2014
Monday
Nov
24
2014
Monday, November 24, 2014 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
http://www.scienceontap.org/ Science on Tap is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology in a relaxed atmosphere. A forum for discussing science issues with local scientists, Science on Tap is based on Cafe Scientifique. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accessible. What to expect: meetings usually last about one to two hours. The speakers give a short talk about their area of interest, followed by a break to fill up on coffee and a time for small group discussions. Afterwards there will be a question and answer session and general discussion of the topic with the speaker and the audience at large. Monthly meetings take place the last Monday of the month at the Ravenna Third Place Bookstore in Seattle at the corner of 20th Ave NE and NE 65th Street. Free parking is available. There are also monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of the month at the T.S. McHugh's Irish Pub in Seattle at 21 Mercer St.
Tuesday
Nov
25
2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 5:30-6:45pm
5:30-6:45pm
The Queen Anne Greenways meetings occur every 4th Tuesday at the Queen Anne Public library from 6:30-7:45, unless otherwise noted. Please join us! Additionally, if you would like to learn more, you can visit our website at qagreenways.org. We also have a mailing list – email [email protected] to be added to our group. BE SURE TO ATTEND OUR MEETING ON TUES, MAY 27th, AT QUEEN ANNE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 6;30-7:45 PM. HELP US PLAN A FUN “FIND IT, FIX IT” EVENT Please come and join in so we can plan a fun day of walking the neighborhood and reporting street and sidewalk issues to SDOT using their cool little APP (rumor has it that it really works!) Jody Lemke, QA Greenways Communications Future meeting dates to put on your calendar: All 6:30-7:45 PM @ QA Public Library Tues, July 22 Tues, Aug 26 Tue, Sep 23
Wednesday
Nov
26
2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 from 9-11am
9-11am
When: Wed, August 28, 10am – 12pm Where: Sound Transit Concourse Room – Union Station, 401 S Jackson St Description: The PSRC Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will meet every 4th Wednesday at 10am in the PSRC Conference Room at 1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA. Please see the agenda packet for further details. http://psrc.org/about/advisory/bpac/ Please contact Kimberly Scrivner with any questions regarding the meeting, [email protected] Kimberly Scrivner Puget Sound Regional Council Associate Planner/ Analyst 206.971.3281 (fax) 206.587.4825
Thursday
Nov
27
2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014 from noon-3pm
noon-3pm
If you live in the Seattle area, our volunteer work parties are an easy way to get involved with the Bicycle Alliance and meet others who care about making Washington a better to place to bike.  Help us with our monthly membership mailings and other assorted office tasks. NOTE: This month’s party has been postponed to Friday, to enable all our volunteers to attend Transportation Advocacy Day.
Thursday, November 27, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm
5:30-8:30pm
Are you a new volunteer? Do you have worktrade debt from a Bike Works class? Are you a volunteer from Bike Works past and want to re-engage? Are you interested in learning more about bikes while participating in some awesome community service? You’ll be happy to know that our weekly Volunteer Repair Parties are alive and well and we welcome you to jump in with your wrench out! Thursday VRP drop-in hours are 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m and Sunday VRP drop-in hours are 10 a.m to 1 p.m at our warehouse location, one block south from the yellow house on Hudson street. No mechanic experience is necessary! We’ve created an environment of mentorship where new volunteers can pair up with veteran volunteers to learn more about the mechanic work and gain hands-on experience. We’re building our collective knowledge through this fun and social atmosphere.
Thursday, November 27, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
As a techie you might know that more people get jobs, make connections and find out about new technology from other tech people than any other source. This local connection to Fremont techies is a way for you to network with others who are interested in computers and technology. Please RSVP so James will... well, honestly, we need a reason to keep James from making so much food -- so please just bring friends!! And Morgan and Jonathan are back so you can thank them this month for the beverages!
Friday
Nov
28
2014
Saturday
Nov
29
2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm
5:30-8:30pm
Are you a new volunteer? Do you have worktrade debt from a Bike Works class? Are you a volunteer from Bike Works past and want to re-engage? Are you interested in learning more about bikes while participating in some awesome community service? You’ll be happy to know that our weekly Volunteer Repair Parties are alive and well and we welcome you to jump in with your wrench out! Thursday VRP drop-in hours are 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m and Sunday VRP drop-in hours are 10 a.m to 1 p.m at our warehouse location, one block south from the yellow house on Hudson street. No mechanic experience is necessary! We’ve created an environment of mentorship where new volunteers can pair up with veteran volunteers to learn more about the mechanic work and gain hands-on experience. We’re building our collective knowledge through this fun and social atmosphere.
Sunday
Nov
30
2014
December
2014
Monday
Dec
1
2014
Monday, December 1, 2014 at midnight through Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Tuesday, December 2 at midnight
Please contact [email protected] if you’d like to attend one of our monthly Core meetings
Monday, December 1, 2014 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
Please contact [email protected] if you’d like to attend one of our monthly Core meetings
Tuesday
Dec
2
2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
http://www.scienceontap.org/ Science on Tap is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology in a relaxed atmosphere. A forum for discussing science issues with local scientists, Science on Tap is based on Cafe Scientifique. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accessible. What to expect: meetings usually last about one to two hours. The speakers give a short talk about their area of interest, followed by a break to fill up on coffee and a time for small group discussions. Afterwards there will be a question and answer session and general discussion of the topic with the speaker and the audience at large. Monthly meetings take place the first Tuesday of the month at the T.S. McHugh's Irish Pub in Seattle at 21 Mercer St. There are also monthly meetings on the last Monday of the month at the Ravenna Third Place Bookstore in Seattle.
Wednesday
Dec
3
2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
http://dorkbot.org/dorkbotsea/ A monthly meeting of artists (sound/image/movement/whatever), designers, engineers, students and other interested parties... who are involved in the creation of electronic art (in the broadest sense of the term.) The purpose of dorkbot is to: * Give artists/programmers/engineers an opportunity for informal peer review * Establish a forum for the presentation of new artworks/technology/software/hardware * Help build relationships and foster collaboration between people with various backgrounds and interests * Give us all a chance to see the cool things that our neighbors are working on
Thursday
Dec
4
2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm
5:30-8:30pm
Are you a new volunteer? Do you have worktrade debt from a Bike Works class? Are you a volunteer from Bike Works past and want to re-engage? Are you interested in learning more about bikes while participating in some awesome community service? You’ll be happy to know that our weekly Volunteer Repair Parties are alive and well and we welcome you to jump in with your wrench out! Thursday VRP drop-in hours are 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m and Sunday VRP drop-in hours are 10 a.m to 1 p.m at our warehouse location, one block south from the yellow house on Hudson street. No mechanic experience is necessary! We’ve created an environment of mentorship where new volunteers can pair up with veteran volunteers to learn more about the mechanic work and gain hands-on experience. We’re building our collective knowledge through this fun and social atmosphere.
Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
Advance tickets for this event have been sold out. A limited number of stand-by tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:15 pm. Bridging biology and philosophy, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and biologist E. O. Wilson's The Meaning of Human Existence poses big questions on the origins, nature, even the existential purpose of humanity. The most overtly philosophical book from this most sublimely reflective of biologists, Wilson writes with "remarkable clarity and a depth of insight that is absolutely unique" (Al Gore) as he shares thoughts on the human place, how we're fundamentally both the same--and different--from common insects, and why advances in science and technology could be more dangerous than we think. Wilson is the author of many works, including On Human Nature (1978) and The Diversity of Life (1992). Presented by: Presented by Town Hall, Grist, and University Book Store, as part of The Seattle Science Lectures sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU. Tickets: $5. Doors open: 6:30 pm. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Learn more: About the author. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/edward-o-wilson-the-meaning-of-human-existence/
Friday
Dec
5
2014
Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:30pm through Saturday, December 6, 2014 at midnight
7:30pm through Saturday, December 6 at midnight
WEIRD SCIENCES 'SALON' _________________________________________________________________ ATTENTION ALL TESLA WORSHIPPERS, FREE-ENERGY BUFFS, "CRAZY" INVENTORS, ANOMALY HUNTERS, SCALAR RESEARCHERS, ANTIGRAVITATIONALISTS, AND O/U-NITARIANS! ;) _________________________________________________________________ Meetings of Seattle's "weird sciences group" will take place the first Friday of each month, 7pm to midnight or more. The next meeting will be at Mystery Museum, INScape , 815 Airport Way S, 98134 SEE THE [MAP LINK] http://www.amasci.com/freenrg/seameet.html http://bit.ly/fjT1SA TRAVEL: FROM THE SOUTH: On I-5, take the Dearborn St. exit in Seattle. Turn left on Dearborn, under I-5, four blocks later turn left on Maynard, then right on Airport Way S. The building is on the left (looks like a big highschool.) Take alley on the right end, enter through front door. IF LOCKED, KNOCK ON MUSEUM WINDOW LEFT OF ENTRANCE FROM THE NORTH: Take the Airport Way/Dearborn exit. Exit on Dearborn, turn right on Dearborn, three blocks later turn left on Maynard, then right on Airport Way S. The building is on the left (looks like a big highschool.) Take alley on the right end, enter through front door. IF LOCKED, KNOCK ON MUSEUM WINDOW LEFT OF ENTRANCE Or call 206-523-6348 if lost _________________________________________________________________ Yes, the general public is very welcome to attend. BRING SNACKS! _________________________________________________________________ Email me at billb(a)eskimocom and ask to be put on the seattle weird-sci email announcements list, or see http://amasci.com/wsci/ (((((((((((((((((( ( ( ( ( (O) ) ) ) ) ))))))))))))))))))) William J. Beaty http://staff.washington.edu/wbeaty/ beaty * chem washington edu Research Engineer billb eskimo com UW Chem Dept, Bagley Hall RM74 206-543-6195 Box 351700, Seattle, WA 98195-1700
Saturday
Dec
6
2014