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Entries from October 2017


October 26th, 2017 by sarawilly

On November 1, One Warm Coat, a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing a free, warm coat to any person in need, is kicking-off a movement to help launch the official One Warm Coat Day. This new observance day will bring much-needed awareness to the importance of donating coats to those in need.

Staggering Statistics:

Source:  The National Coalition for the Homeless

  • Each year, approximately 700 homeless people die from hypothermia
  • 1 in 5 children in America are affected by poverty
  • For the nearly 15% of Americans living in poverty, a warm winter coat is a budget “extra”

One Warm Coat is encouraging people to support One Warm Coat Day by signing up to host a drive or donating coats to local drives. In celebration of their 25th anniversary of giving, One Warm Coat hopes to collect 1 million coats this winter season. To donate a coat on One Warm Coat Day, visit your local Brooks Brothers, Cabela’s or J. Crew store, or any of our other active coat drives. There are many locations near you. to find one, search the One Warm Coat drive locator.

How It Works:  One Warm Coat provides the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive in 6 easy steps! The organization’s website helps organizers (individuals, schools, community groups, church groups and businesses) plan, promote and implement a coat drive. Once a drive is registered, One Warm Coat will send Ambassadors all of the materials they need to host a coat drive, including a banner, box labels, stickers and more. Once coats are collected, they will be distributed within their community to any person in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation through the organization’s network of non-profit partners.

Coat drives are easy to host and an ideal activity for:

  • Parents, teachers and students looking to make a positive impact on their community through a service project
  • People seeking to add a philanthropic component to an upcoming family gathering or party
  • Community members finding ways to give back during the winter months
  • Professionals who would like to engage their colleagues in a good cause
  • People who may be moving or looking for ways to recycle
  • Corporations and Brands who want to make a difference in the communities where their employees and customers work and live.

“We’re incredibly proud of our accomplishments – what started with one coat drive in San Francisco 25 years ago has spread warmth across the country with more than 27,000 coat drives,” said Jennifer Stockard, president and CEO, One Warm Coat. “However, there is still a great need and with One Warm Coat Day, we want to encourage individuals and businesses alike to help people who lack enough warm clothing to stay protected this winter.”

What One Warm Coat Does Annually:  

  • Creates opportunities for nearly 600,000 individuals to receive a warm coat.
  • Touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
  • Supports more than 3,500 coat drive organizers by providing free instructions, materials, tools and resources.
  • Hosts and maintains a searchable database of coat drive events across North America.
  • Assists 1,000+ community agencies in receiving the coats they need.
  • Works with more than 1,000 companies and brands to engage employees and customers to give the gift of warmth.



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October 24th, 2017 by sarawilly

The Seattle Public Library invites everyone to attend a forum with Seattle’s mayoral candidates, Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon, from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.
Library programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
Parking is available in the Central Library garage at the regular rates. Please note that the event may be televised.
The discussion will be moderated by Q13 FOX News’ C. R. Douglas. It will feature questions about current issues and challenges facing our city, including those related to the Library. Attendees may bring written questions to submit for the discussion.
This event is sponsored by The Friends of The Seattle Public Library and The Seattle Public Library Foundation.
For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

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Personal Safety Nets at the Wallingford Community Senior Center

October 18th, 2017 by sarawilly

Personal Safety Nets – 4 Week Workshop

“If you’ve ever thought about ‘getting your affairs in order’ this is the workshop for you. Your family will praise you for your consideration!”—winter 2016 Personal Safety Nets participant.
Join a supportive group to take steps toward putting together YOUR Personal Safety Net. This 4-week workshop with Denise Malm, Social Worker, and Sam Poyta, Social Work Intern, will help you prepare for that inevitable time in the future when you need support. Don’t wait until after you need it! The workshop is limited to 8 participants; we will collect a waiting list for a future workshop. Contact Denise at with questions.
(If the cost is a hardship for you, please contact Denise. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.)

Date: Thursdays, 10/19 – 11/9
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Cost: $8 Members/Friends of the Center, $10 Public

Advance registration required. Space is limited.

Register Here! To register, email and include your name, your phone number, and the name of the program(s) you’d like to register for in the body of your email, call (206) 461-7825, or just stop by.

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Neighborhood Safety Meeting

October 18th, 2017 by sarawilly

Meet the final candidates and other city officials for a neighborhood safety discussion. There will be time for questions to the candidates on specific issues that concern public safety in our neighborhoods.

Thursday October 19 @ 8a-9:30a
The Red Door
(3401 Evanston Ave N)
They have confirmed the following City of Seattle candidates and current Council members.
Jenny Durkan
City Council Postition 8:
Terese Mosqueda
Jon Grant
City Council Postion 9:
Pat Murakami
City Attorney:
Scott Lindsay
Please check the Facebook Event Page for the latest confirmation of guest speakers.


Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
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The Red Door (3401 Evanston Ave N)

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Meet the candidates AND get a look inside Google!

October 12th, 2017 by sarawilly

Meet the final candidates and other city officials inside Google for a neighborhood safety discussion. There will be time for questions to the candidates on specific issues that concern safety in our neighborhoods. Plus, you will get into the locked doors at Google!

The event takes place Thursday, October 19 from 8-9:30am at Google (601 N 34th St). The following City of Seattle candidates, current Council members and the North Precinct Community Police Team have been invited.
Jenny Durkan
Cary Moon
City Council Postition 8:
Jon Grant
Terese Mosqueda
City Council Postion 9:
Lorena González
Pat Murakami
City Attorney:
Pete Holmes
Scott Lindsay
Current City Council Members:
Rob Johnson
Mike O’Brien
Check out the Facebook Event Page for more information.

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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with Cubes Baking Co.

October 11th, 2017 by sarawilly

Danny from Cubes Baking Co. writes:

Dia de los Muertos is a time when families come together to remember and celebrate loved ones who have passed, and Cubes Baking is inviting you to celebrate this time with us!

On Saturday, October 28th, The Tamale Guy returns to Cubes Baking Co. to serve up delicious handmade tamales, each served with fresh salsas and escabeche. Smoked chicken, pork belly, and seasonal vegetable tamales will be on the menu. All are dairy-free, and gluten-free options will be available. You’ll want to line up early.

Day of the Dead calavera/sugar skull face painting will be available on-site as well! Cubes Baking Co. will also have special seasonal treats available, including Pan de Muerto, Pumpkin Spice Conchas, decorated cupCubes, Chai Pumpkin Tres Leches Cake, and much more.

This event is all ages. Questions? Call -206.257.4299. Cubes is at 2315 N. 45th St., Seattle.



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See HENRY’s new solo show

October 11th, 2017 by sarawilly

All are invited to join Henry’s fifth annual solo show themed “HUG,” as well as a book release and signing of his long awaited, ‘Mystic Hug Thug’. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Henry and stock up on gifts and original artwork.

Saturday, December 9, from  6-9pm at RenFitness Gym (1404 NW 49th St., Seattle)

Want first pick of Henry’s new collection? EARLY ENTRY @ 5:30pm for patrons who donate $10 or more per month, plus lots of extra goodies. BECOME A PATRON HERE!

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Hundreds of Bugs + Mammals at Burke Museum’s Amazing Animals!

October 4th, 2017 by sarawilly

The Burke Museum is combining two of their most popular annual events—Bug Blast and Meet the Mammals—into an amazing day of fuzzy, slimy, spiny, cuddly and crawly fun! See hundreds of specimens from the Burke’s entomology and mammal collections, and hear from experts about all sorts of amazing animals that roam the Earth!

Featuring: The Bug Chef! Show times at 11 am & 2 pm

David George Gordon, AKA The Bug Chef, returns to the Burke with buggy recipes. Attend a cooking demonstration where The Bug Chef will recruit volunteer chef’s helpers and taste testers from the audience. Find out how bugs pack a powerful, nutritious punch, and for the brave, try a sampling of The Bug Chef’s creations—with ingredients like black ants and tarantula—for yourself!

Meet Ponies! 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Meet, take photos of, and pet two friendly ponies from Seattle Pony Party.

Additional activities include:

  • Touch live bugs like tarantulas and cockroaches—if you dare!
  • Solve mysteries in an animal-themed scavenger hunt
  • Check out mammal headgear, such as massive antlers and horns
  • See beautifully-preserved butterflies displayed only at Amazing Animals!
  • Examine the variety of ways mammals move—from bats that soar in the sky, to the mammals that swim in our oceans
  • Animal-inspired crafts, balloon animals face painting, and more!

Amazing Animals is included with museum admission and is FREE for Burke members or UW students, staff and faculty with UW ID. Not a member? Join today!

In honor of Veterans Day, admission to Amazing Animals and the Burke Museum is free to veterans and service members with ID.

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