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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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The Library gets spooky and drink-y this October

September 26th, 2017 by sarawilly

This October, The Seattle Public Library will visit Seattle’s bars and pubs for Booktoberfest— a celebration of books, beer and good cheer. Readers are invited to join the Library for bookish happy hours, librarian-hosted trivia nights, spooky stories in bars and libraries, karaoke, literary fortune telling and more. There are plenty nearby Wallingford!

Library events are free, although the drinks are not. Registration is not required. Most events are for people ages 21 and over, except as noted.

Librarians’ Revenge Trivia Rounds – Match wits with librarians on bookish and library-themed trivia. Prizes will be awarded to winning teams!

·         7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 at the Floating Bridge Brewing, 722 N.E. 45th St., 206-466-4784.

·         8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 at Naked City Brewery and Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-838-6299.

Bookish Happy Hour – Bookworms night out! Grab a drink and mingle with fellow book lovers as you discuss what you’re reading and share your favorite books and authors.

·         5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Trace, 1112 4th Ave., 206-264-6060.

·         5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 at Sam’s Tavern, 400 Ninth Ave. N., 206-453-5493

Literary Fortune Telling – What good books await you? With the aid of the tarot, librarians David and Andrea peer into your reading future. Pick a card: reveal your literary fate!

·         6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at Capitol Cider, 818 E. Pike St., 206-397-3564.

Late Night at the Library: Scary Stories in the Stacks – Enjoy spooky stories for teens and adults after hours at the Capitol Hill Branch, in conjunction with LitCrawl Seattle.

·         8:05 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Capitol Hill Branch, 425 Harvard Ave. E., 206-684-4715.

Books à la Carte – Bring your friends and an appetite to a lively literary smorgasbord, as our team of librarians and booksellers rove from table to table with tasty reading suggestions. Dinner, snacks and drinks available for purchase starting at 6:30 p.m. Presentations will begin at 7 p.m. Feel free to bring books to swap and share, as there will also be a book exchange.

·          6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 at Vios Café, 6504 20th Ave. N.E., 206-525-5701.

‘Ales from the Crypt – Love scary stories? Love beer? Join us for a night of shivers and suds. Your humble haunted reader will be David Wright, emcee of the Library’s popular program “Thrilling Tales: Story Time for Grown Ups.”

·         7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Floating Bridge Brewing, 722 N.E. 45th St., 206-466-4784.

For more information, visit the Booktoberfest page, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

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Meet Kokkaku

September 25th, 2017 by sarawilly

Kokkaku , a Japanese-inspired meat house, has opened in Wallingford with two restaurant veterans front and center. Chef Rudy Velasquez (formerly of Miller’s Guild, Brunswick and Hunt) and Boss Lady (a.k.a. gm) Julie Shizukuishi have long dreamed of opening a Japanese inspired restaurant that brings out Japanese flavors, culture and
whole-animal usage philosophy, while taking some liberties to showcase the Japanese-inspired way of cooking at the restaurant.

Chef Rudy has created such menu items as Cherry Kimchi, Miso Braised Painted Hills Beef Rib Bone, and a steak-by-the-ounce program, while also featuring housemade tofu, dashi, and tonkatsu.

Welcome to the neighborhood!

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Check out the Tasveer in October

September 18th, 2017 by sarawilly

With great excitement, Tasveer South Asian Film Festival (TSAFF) proudly announces its programming lineup for the 12th annual Festival being held at venues throughout greater Seattle.
The Festival will take place October 6-15, 2017 and includes 18 feature films and 38 shorts from 11 countries, plus a filmmaking workshop and a symposium examining the homogenization of film and art as well as sexual politics in South Asia.

For  the first time ever, TSAFF will also offer a Virtual Reality Experience Booth at every programmed event, featuring “Blood Speaks: A Ritual Of Exile,” a photography exhibit from Indian artist, Poulomi Basu, amongst others.

The Opening Night Gala celebration will be held at Seattle Art Museum and kicks off the ten-day Festival on Friday, October 6, featuring the Nepali feature film  Bijuli Machine, the story of two scientists on a quest for an alternative energy source, set to be honored after the screening with a reception at SAM. The film’s director Navin Awal is expected to attend. On Tuesday, October 10, in partnership with the South Asia Center at the University of Washington, faculty, students, TSAFF filmmakers, and the public will come together for a one-day symposium titled “Boundaries and Belongings,” an opportunity to gather and dialogue on timely and relevant cultural and political, national and intra-national issues that plague the eight nation-states of South Asia. “The annual Symposium
we host at the University of Washington during the Festival is a critical opportunity for us to fulfill our mission in a unique way. We provide an opportunity for filmmakers to visit one of the best institutions in the country and engage in a discussion  with the academia and inspire a positive change or awareness for the students, staff, and the general public,” Rita Meher, Tasveer Executive Director said.

On October 9 and 10, Tasveer will also host a Master Class filmmaking workshop led by highly acclaimed Nepali filmmaker Subarna Thapa, director of Soongava, the 2014 official entry for the Oscars from Nepal. The is the first-time Tasveer has brought a South Asian director from overseas to this Festival and in the hope of offering attendees a truly unique South Asian perspective and style in filmmaking.
This year’s Centerpiece Gala on Friday, October 13 at Redmond’s Regal Bella Bottega Stadium theater will present the contemporary film, Sonata, a film featuring renowned actress and director Aparna Sen who is also expected to be in attendance.

Tickets are on sale now to the public and can be purchased at or by calling (206) 349-4478. Click here for more information.

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September 12th, 2017 by sarawilly

“Thrilling Tales: A Story Time for Grown-ups” is comprised of gripping short stories for a grown-up audience that are expertly read aloud from 12:05 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. on select Mondays of the month at The Seattle Public Library, 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. Brown bag lunches and knitting are welcome. Doors open at 11:40 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m.
This month’s stories will include:

·         12:05 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 • “The Mountain Top” by Georgia Ruth. Jeff and Sally left their big city cares behind to retire out in the country, where folks are neighborly. Perhaps a might too neighborly.

For more information, call the Central Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

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