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Save the date: Food Truck Taste Off 6/7/17

May 18th, 2017 by hillaryu

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | 5:30 – 8:30pm
Solid Ground will host their first-ever Food Truck Taste Off at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park.

This will be an evening of food, fun and friendly competition, with Seattle’s favorite food trucks facing off to end poverty!

Event guests will sample a signature dish from each food truck and vote for the best, and the winning truck will receive a prize. The event will also include music, a beer garden, raffle prizes and a short program about Solid Ground.

All proceeds will support Solid Ground’s work to challenge the root causes of hunger, poverty and injustice.

Food trucks will include Bread and Circuses, The Mobile Mayan, Seattle Biscuit Company, Street Donuts Co. and Street Treats!

Get your tickets here.

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Touch-A-Truck event May 21

May 14th, 2017 by hillaryu

The Junior League of Seattle (JLS) is excited to host its 7th Annual Touch-A-Truck event. This family-centric event offers children a hands-on opportunity to explore working trucks of all types, as well as meet the people who build, protect and serve the Seattle community.

Trucks on display include construction trucks, emergency vehicles, vintage trucks, and more. Children of all ages are invited to creatively explore the trucks with guidance from the respective professionals who will explain the equipment and discuss the work each performs.

The event also includes activities such as face painting, coloring activities, giveaways, and an ice cream truck, of course! Last year, the event welcomed over 4,000 attendees and we are expecting an even larger turnout this year.

Event Details:

When: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Where: Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98115. Using the 65th Street
entrance is strongly encouraged. Please carpool or use mass transit if possible.

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm. They are pleased to be offering a “horns-free hour” from 9:00am-10:00am for children with special needs and sensitive ears.

Cost: There is no cost for admission; however, donations to the Junior League of Seattle will be happily and gratefully accepted.

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NE Seattle Public Library Story Times

May 8th, 2017 by hillaryu

Baby Story Time

(For infants up to 12 months)

Wednesday, May 10, 17, 24, 31 at 12:30 p.m.

Toddler Story Time

(Geared for ages 1-3)

Thursday, May 11, 18, 25 & June 1 at 10:15 & 11:15 a.m.

Preschool Story Time

(Geared for ages 3-5)

Tuesdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Pajamas & Puppets

(All Ages)

Wednesday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m.

Learn more here.

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Community Garage Sale!

May 4th, 2017 by hillaryu

Community Garage Sale on May 13th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Hunter Tree Farm.

Questions? Call Jim: 778-4182.

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Sustainable NE Seattle Events for May

May 2nd, 2017 by hillaryu

SKILLS MOB – Garden Build for North Helpline
Time: May 13, 2017 from 3pm to 6pm
Location: next to the NESeattle Tool Library
2415 80th NE, corner of NE 24th St and 80th NE, Seattle, Wa 98125

SKILLS MOB – Blower Door Test for Home Energy Efficiency
Time: May 20, 2017 from 9am to 1pm
Location: private home in Bryant
RSVP to get address.

NATHAN HALE SPRING PLANT SALE
STARTS MAY 10 – THRU MAY 13TH
Time: May 10, 2017 from 3pm to 6pm
Location: Greenhouse north of Jane Addams Middle School
Street: 113th and NE 31st Ave
Learn more here.

ANNUAL MEETING for SUSTAINABLE NE SEATTLE
MAY 25, 6:30–9PM
Location: Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, Social Hall downstairs
Street: 8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

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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 www.showtix4u.com!

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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