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Spring Musical at Roosevelt High School

April 27th, 2017 by hillaryu

Save the date!

Starting May 1, you can buy your tickets online for the Roosevelt High School Spring Musical at!

Tickets are $12 for students/seniors and $15 for adults

Learn more about the Roosevelt High School Theatre department here.

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Friends of SPL Pop-up Shop

April 20th, 2017 by hillaryu

Join the Friends of The Seattle Public Library for their Pop-up Shop on Saturday, April 22 from 10 AM until 2 PM at the Northeast Branch (6801 35th Ave NE).

Pop in to purchase:
– Pre-owned paperbacks and children’s books for $1
– Goodies from the FriendShop, including tote bags, mugs and jewelry
– Gifts for readers

Your support helps the Friends advocate, educate and raise funds on behalf of The Seattle Public Library.

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Seattle Times presents “Portraits of Homelessness”

April 18th, 2017 by hillaryu

The Seattle Public Library will host a community presentation by Pacific NW magazine writer Tyrone Beason and Seattle Times photographer Erika Schultz to share the stories of residents from outdoor settlements around Seattle’s SoDo District from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m.

No one is better suited to discuss the ever-shifting homeless crisis than the people who live in the camps that have sprung up under bridges, on vacant lots, in greenspaces and along streets all across the Puget Sound region.

Beason and Schultz visited outdoor settlements around Seattle’s SoDo District to invite residents to share their stories and concerns, in their own handwriting and from their unique vantage points. They compiled a journal of their reflections, along with intimate, black-and-white photographs, to put a human face on a condition that calls into question our collective humanity as we grapple with how to address this complex issue.

For more information, click here.


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Magnuson Park Gallery Presents: Truth B Told Ltd.

April 9th, 2017 by hillaryu

Caption: Robert Horton, Miles Davis… (Cloak n Dagger), acrylic on paper

Now on view through April 29th, 2017

This vibrant exhibit is an offshoot of the recent acclaimed exhibit  in Seattle’s King Street Station which featured 150 works from the artists of the Onyx Fine Art Collective.  This more intimate exhibit combines 18 of Seattle’s most accomplished African American Artists of various mediums – painting, as well as sculpture.

Artists include: Ashby Reed, Bonnie Hopper, Carlton Holmes, Clifford Crawford, Earline Alston, Earnest Thomas, Esther Ervin, Jasmine Brown, Jay Taylor, Kyle Melendez-Daigre, Lisa Brown, Olivia Davis, Omar Wiley, Rachel Williams, Rahal Adamu, Robert Horton, Tracy Poindexter-Canton and Zorn Taylor

For more details, please click here.

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Seattle Public Library Northeast Branch Story Times (April)

April 3rd, 2017 by hillaryu

Join the Seattle Public Library’s Northeast branch for story time!

Baby Story Time

(For infants up to 12 months)

Wednesday, April 5, 26 at 12:30 p.m.

Toddler Story Time

(Geared for ages 1-3)

Thursday, April 6, 27 at 10:15 & 11:15 a.m.

Preschool Story Time

(Geared for ages 3-5)

Tuesdays, April 4, 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Pajamas & Puppets

(All Ages)

Wednesday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m.

More information can be found online.

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First section of the new Arboretum Loop Trail opens to visitors

March 26th, 2017 by hillaryu

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR), the University of Washington Botanic Gardens and the Arboretum Foundation are excited to announce that on Thursday, March 23, 2017, the first section of the new Arboretum Loop Trail in the Washington Park Arboretum opened to visitors.

The new path from 31st Ave. E and E Madison connects Arboretum visitors to Arboretum Dr. via the new paved asphalt path. Additionally, a short section of trail on the west side of Arboretum Dr. is open to pedestrians, connecting access up to the Pacific Connections Garden. The path is ready for use; landscape and other work elements will continue into the spring.

The Arboretum Loop Trail is a multi-use path open to pedestrians and bicycles. Bicycles in the Arboretum are welcome on asphalt trails only; they must yield to pedestrians and follow the maximum speed limit of 10 mph.

The Arboretum remains open during construction and visitors are asked to follow detour routes as construction progresses to the north. SPR and the contractor appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work on this project. We anticipate completion of the trail by early 2018.

The Arboretum Loop Trail is a 1.2-mile trail that will connect to Arboretum Dr., creating a 2.5-mile path through the Arboretum and provide improved access to the flagship public garden.

SPR is happy to open this key section of the trail. Safety for visitors, contractors, volunteers and staff continue to be the priority during construction of the Arboretum Loop Trail. To receive construction updates please visit

In June 2013, City Council approved $7.8 million from WSDOT to fund implementation of the Arboretum Loop. This project, as outlined in the Arboretum

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Free First Thursday Art Exhibit at the Seattle Japanese Garden (4/6)

March 23rd, 2017 by hillaryu

The Seattle Japanese Garden will host an artist reception on Thursday, April 6 for its current art exhibit ICHI-GO ICHI-E???? by local artist Season Yoshida.

The saying Ichi-go Ichi-e ???? means “one place, one time” in Japanese, and it perfectly captures how no two visits to the Garden are ever the same. The Seattle Japanese Garden will have free general entry on April 6 from 3 p.m. until close as part of Free First Thursdays.

The artist reception on April 6 will begin at 5 p.m. in the Garden’s Tateuchi Community Room and will feature musical accompaniment to the artwork on display, orchestrated by Season Yoshida herself. This exhibit will be on display through May 2017, and exhibit entry is included in ticket admission to the Garden.

The Seattle Japanese Garden is located at 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. S. Regular admission is free for all children age 12 and under. Ticket price for adults is $6; for youth 13 and over, seniors ages 65 and older, and students with ID, it is $4. Annual passes are accepted for event admission; with no additional charge.

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Save the date: King County Master Gardener Plant Sale and Garden Market

March 18th, 2017 by hillaryu

UW Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St., Seattle
Friday, May 5, 4-8 PM open to public
For the Friday Preview Party, tickets available online
Saturday, May 6, 9-5 PM

This is the King County Master Gardeners 2-Day Sale.

The weekend starts with the Preview Party a fundraiser for the MG Foundation of King County, Friday, May 5. Tickets are available.

Tons of tomatoes, veggie starts, fragrant herbs, perennials, natives and specialty vendors with garden art. Master Gardeners will help to to choose the right plants, find easy-to-grow plants, and give advice on planting and maintaining your garden throughout the year. Get your garden growing this year.

NEW this year. Garden Education Talks on Saturday, May 6th. Open to the Public: Ciscoe Morris, Karen Chapman, Bill Thorness, Elaine Sherbrooke.

Please visit website for times and more details.

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Seattle Parks and Recreation offers series of LGBTQ Senior Resource Fairs

March 15th, 2017 by hillaryu

Seattle Parks and Recreation offers resource fair! Learn more here.

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Shop and Dine to Make a Difference

March 10th, 2017 by hillaryu

March 10-12
University Village

Buy a shopping card for $25, and you’ll get 25% off March 10-12 at many retailers within University Village. There’s an amazing list of shops and restaurants participating: check out the

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