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Entries from August 2015

Free carwashes at Brown Bear tomorrow

August 27th, 2015 by sarawilly

For the past nine years, this family-owned business has offered free “Beary Clean” tunnel washes twice a year. Last year’s anniversary event generated 26,437 free washes, bringing the combined total of complimentary anniversary and free Veterans Day washes to over 225,000.

Adding to the fun, this Thursday only, one lucky customer will be selected to receive free car washes for a year: an annual membership to Brown Bear’s Unlimited Wash Club. Enter to win by taking a photo of your newly washed vehicle and posting it on Twitter (@brownbear) or Instagram (@brownbearcarwash) with the hashtag #FreeCarWashDay.

Founder Vic Odermat started Brown Bear in Seattle with one location at 15th Ave West in Seattle. Brown Bear now owns and operates a total of 43 car washes throughout the Puget Sound area and Spokane.

For locations and hours of Brown Bear’s automated “tunnel wash” locations in the Puget Sound area click here.

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What would your mini park look like?

August 27th, 2015 by sarawilly

PARK(ing) Day happens once a year, on the third Friday in September, and is an opportunity for Seattleites to temporarily turn on-street parking spaces into public places. This international event raises awareness about the importance of a walkable, livable, healthy city and helps people re-think how our streets can be used.There are just three days left to submit your applications for PARK(ing) Day 2015. Applications are due THIS FRIDAY, August 28th, so don’t delay!

PARK(ing) Day is the perfect time to make your dream mini-park a reality. On September 18th, groups from all around Seattle will be designing and installing temporary on-street pop-up parks to help generate a conversation about healthy, sustainable, and livable cities. What sort of park do you want to see in Seattle? Parks can be spaces for reflection, creativity, solace, and play. PARK(ing) Day 2014 was their biggest one yet with over 50 pop-up parks installed throughout Seattle, and they want this year to be even bigger!

To apply, first pick the parking space you’d like to use and then fill out the simple, FREE application available on SDOT’s website. Check out SDOT’s guidelines for easy-to-follow tips about planning your pop-up park. Be sure to get your applications turned in to david.burgesser@seattle.gov by this Friday, August 28.

For additional information about Seattle PARK(ing) Day, including application requirements, click here.

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Don't miss Seattle Tilth's Gala Auction

August 13th, 2015 by sarawilly

All are invited to Seattle Tilth’s Gala Auction! This event is a fun and exciting evening that benefits programs to build healthy communities, healthy food system and a healthy environment.

Details:

SATURDAY, September 26th at the Historic Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park
5 p.m.
Silent Auction, drinks & appetizers

7 p.m.
Live Auction and dinner

Enjoy a very special meal from Herban Feast with fresh, local, organic ingredients including veggies grown at Seattle Tilth’s educational farms. You will have the opportunity to choose from an exciting selection of auction items including regional tours, elegant restaurant tours , interesting classes, spa experiences, outdoor adventures, weekend getaways, gardening opportunities and more.

Ticket pricing:

Individual seat: $75 (before Aug. 28), $90 (after Aug. 28)

Patron individual: $125

Table of 8: $600 (before Aug. 28), $720 (after Aug. 28)

Patron table: $1000

Click here for more info

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