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Entries from March 2015

Compost Days Discounts and the Big Garden Give

March 25th, 2015 by hillaryu

Compost Days is back! The month-long effort thanks local residents for diverting over 375,000 tons of food, food-soiled paper and yard debris from landfills through curbside composting.

To celebrate this achievement, from March 15th through April 15th, Compost Days is offering the biggest discounts of the year on Cedar Grove compost, and get 25% off kitchen food scrap containers and compostable bags at all Fred Meyer stores.

Your purchase of Cedar Grove compost results in a compost donation to schools and gardens feeding our community!

Additionally, for the second year in a row, Compost Days will contribute free compost to local schools and 120 gardens with the

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Volunteer Opportunity at the Seattle Audubon

March 24th, 2015 by hillaryu

Seattle Audubon Society is currently looking for volunteers for the Finding Urban Nature (FUN) program.

FUN introduces 3rd and 4th grade students to the interconnections between producers, consumers, and decomposers in the schoolyard habitat. Volunteers lead small groups of students through hands-on outdoor lessons.

Four lessons in the spring and four more in the fall give students a chance to fully explore the schoolyard habitat, proving that nature is around us no matter where we live, work, and play. We serve 12 Seattle Public Schools located throughout Seattle.

-The FUN program relies upon 120 volunteers each school year. 50 volunteers are still needed to meet their needs for the spring 2015 program!

  • Volunteers devote about two hours a week for four weeks in the spring and/or fall.
  • Volunteers lead a group of 4-6 students through each lesson with the support of the school’s FUN Team Leader and classroom teachers.
  • No previous teaching or science background is required – and volunteers often report that they have as much fun and learn just as much as the students do!
  • Apply as soon as possible to be a part of spring FUN starting in April!
  • Training sessions will be held on March 24th, 28th, and 30th. Reply NOW to get more information and to sign up for a training session!

For more information, contact:

David Garcia at (206)523-8243 ext. 11

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Free Dental Services for Children

March 22nd, 2015 by hillaryu

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Nathan Hale Urban Farm Early Spring Networking and Planning Party

March 22nd, 2015 by hillaryu

Please join the Nathan Hale Urban Farm on March 29th to learn about the farm, with a Permaculture Twist! They are looking for community involvement to help create, install, and maintain the garden and mentor our youngsters in permaculture principles and practices.

MARCH 29, 2015
4:00 p.m.

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Local Teacher's New Fantasy Novel Tops Amazon Best Seller List

March 20th, 2015 by hillaryu

Two months after its release in December, Stephen Merlino

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Think it

March 20th, 2015 by hillaryu

Post by Gloria Arand, MD, Pacific Medical Centers

Despite decreases in activity, it appears that this year

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Give Rides to Change Lives!

March 19th, 2015 by hillaryu

87-year-old Geraldine Mensink does not know what she

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Garden Lovers' Book Sale

March 13th, 2015 by hillaryu

Love gardening, plants, trees, flowers or growing food? Can’t pass up a bargain?

Then you won’t want to miss the 10th annual

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Playdates at Assumption-St. Bridget School

March 12th, 2015 by hillaryu

All children who are 3, 4 or 5 and an accompanying grown-up are invited to play, explore, and learn in our new prekindergarten classroom.

Events take place in St. Benedict Hall in Assumption Parish, 6201 33rd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115.



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Rain City Symphony, a Winter Performance

March 10th, 2015 by hillaryu

March 18, 2015
7:30 p.m.
University Christian Church
Dr. Teresa Howe, conductor

Rain City Symphony is a non-profit orchestra dedicated to nurturing the appreciation of music.

Amateur musicians are provided an orchestral experience in a supportive atmosphere.

All performances are complementary.

Music will include:

Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61 (1845-46)

II. Scherzo: Allegro vivace

III. Adagio espressivo

Gustav Holst (1874-1934), The Planets (1914-16)

I. Mars, the Bringer of War

IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity

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