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Seattle Humane Society’s MaxMobile

September 25th, 2017 by hillaryu

Visit the MaxMobile as it stops by University Village and adopt your new best friend!

The MaxMobile is the Seattle Humane Society’s mobile adoption and education unit that has cats, dogs and critters ready for on-the-spot adoptions.

Upcoming MaxMobile visits:

Sunday, October 8 from 11am to 2pm

Sunday, November 12 from 11am to 2pm

Sunday, December 10 from 11am to 2pm

The MaxMobile can be found outside Ravenna Gardens during regular appearances. Learn more here.

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Save the date: Gabrielle Union & Anna Faris at the U Bookstore

September 20th, 2017 by hillaryu

7 pm, Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Gabrielle Union’s Real Life Book Club Tour
We’re Going to Need More Wine
U District store
(HARPER)
Free with purchase of the book from University Book Store.

Actress and activist Gabrielle Union joins us for a discussion of her new book, We’re Going to Need More Wine. In the spirit of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl, and Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist, Union shares a powerful and personal collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what it means to be a modern woman. She tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards, and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents with an emphasis on empathy, self-awareness, support, and confidence.

7 pm, Thursday, October 26

Anna Faris
Unqualified
University Temple United Methodist Church The Sanctuary, 1415 NE 43rd Street
Penguin Random House
Tickets are $28, admit one person and include a copy of the book. Tickets are available through brownpapertickets.com. The Pack Rewards™ members also receive VIP seating for the event. Must show UW ID.

Actress and UW alumna Anna Faris joins us for a discussion of her funny and relatable debut book, Unqualified. Her comic memoir and first book shares her candid, sympathetic, and entertaining stories of love lost and won. Part memoir, part humorous, unflinching advice from her hit podcast Anna Faris Is Unqualified, the book reveals her unique take on how to navigate the bizarre, chaotic, and worthwhile adventure of finding love. Hilarious, authentic, and actually useful.

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Event: U Village Remix

September 16th, 2017 by hillaryu

Store collaborations • In-store events • Special guests

Shop, be pampered, taste the flavors of fall, and get expert tips from special guests including dating coach Marina Lavochin and Jenny Keller of Jenny Cookies.

Enter to win* $1,000 in gift cards!

Look for the X outside of Ben Bridge Jeweler and Headlines Salon.

Learn more here.

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PCC Announces New Name + Community Fair This Saturday (9/16)

September 12th, 2017 by hillaryu

PCC in View Ridge was transformed overnight, and you can find the website showcasing the new look and feel here.

Community-owned PCC Natural Markets, one of Seattle’s original grocers and the largest community-owned food market in the U.S., today revealed a new name, logo and brand campaign that puts its longtime community legacy front and center. Now called “PCC Community Markets,” the co-op also announced a range of new offerings celebrating its local relationships while meeting Seattle shoppers’ growing appetites for healthful, organic and made-from-scratch food.

“Since our modest beginnings as a food buying club, started by a group of Seattle families in 1953, PCC has always been more than just a grocery store,” said Cate Hardy, PCC Community Markets CEO. “As a community-owned co-op, we think about things differently, from our dedication to staff and our deep relationships with local producers, farmers and ranchers; to what makes it onto store shelves; to why we believe cooking food from scratch in each store every day is one of the most important things we do. The ‘why’ behind every decision we make starts with our community, and we want our name to reflect that commitment.”

PCC Community Markets also announced new offerings centered on local producers, organic foods and healthy eating that will be available in stores later this fall:

PCC Grass-fed Yogurt: In 2016, PCC approached Pure Éire Dairy with the idea to expand the dairy’s rich, creamy milk into yogurt. The Othello, Wash., producer (and the only certified 100 percent grass-fed dairy in the nation) agreed and soon found a welcome spot in the PCC dairy case. Now, PCC and Pure Éire are partnering to create a PCC private-label yogurt — the only local, organic, non-GMO, grass-fed, animal welfare-certified yogurt of its kind. The new line, available Oct. 1 and exclusively at PCC, comes in peach, strawberry, vanilla bean and plain flavors. The yogurt joins a thoughtfully curated collection of PCC private-label items, including organic milk; organic, fair trade, shade-grown, locally roasted coffee; frozen, local, organic blueberries; local, antibiotic-free ground sausage; local, handcrafted pastas; and its entire collection of made-from-scratch deli soups, salads, salad dressings and entrees.
Fresh, Ready-to-cook Meals – To meet the growing demand for convenient, high-quality, flavorful meal prep, PCC will launch a private-label line of fresh, ready-to-cook meal kit components. The offerings will include marinated and seasoned organic, non-GMO or grass-fed meats that shoppers can mix and match with fresh, organic vegetables. All the recipes are created and tested by PCC’s award-winning in-house chefs, pre-prepped and ready to cook. The meals will be available this November, initially at the Edmonds and Redmond PCC locations.
Introducing the Chop Shop – Julienned, minced, sliced, diced or chopped! Beginning in November, the Chop Shop will cut to order for free any fruit or vegetable in PCC’s produce department, which offers a selection that is 95 percent organic. Also available: take-and-eat options like organic chili lime mango, fresh young coconut water, and pre-cut organic fruit and vegetables. The program will launch at the Edmonds and Redmond PCC locations and will come to Burien in 2018.

Local Spirit Shop – To complement its collection of exclusive wines and local beers and ciders, PCC will introduce a spirits shop. The selection will include local favorites Batch 206, Scratch, and Seattle Distilling, among others. The department will be curated by PCC’s Wine, Beer and Spirits Merchandiser, who was recently named Seattle Magazine’s “Retail Wine Steward of the Year.” Available at Edmonds and Redmond PCC stores beginning in November, this department will celebrate the food market’s local roots by featuring only Pacific Northwest-produced spirits.

With its name change, PCC Community Markets also will introduce a new logo, brand identity, awareness campaign and website meant to celebrate its long-standing belief in the power of good food to reach more shoppers. The website will offer resources to help visitors eat healthfully; shop knowledgably; stay educated and informed about important food issues and policies; and become a member of the co-op.

To celebrate the community that is at the heart of its new name, this Saturday, Sept. 16, PCC will host the PCC Community Fair at all of its stores from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Throughout the day, shoppers will be able to experience the best of PCC, including fresh food samplings and one of several activities for shoppers to enjoy: live local entertainment, cooking demos by PCC Cooks instructors and educational store tours with a trained PCC Nutrition Educator. Additionally, “Little Free Cookbook Libraries” will be unveiled at the Bothell, Greenlake Aurora and View Ridge PCC stores to inspire recipe sharing and cooking from scratch.

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The Arc of King County’s 5k for Inclusion

September 2nd, 2017 by hillaryu

The Arc of King County invites families throughout King County to join us to raise awareness and funds in support of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at our 4th Annual 5k for Inclusion! This non-competitive, fully inclusive event is for everyone – all ages and all abilities are encouraged to participate! Our goal is to raise $15,000 to continue creating an inclusive community for all! We can’t wait to see you there!

So, how does this work?

  • You can register as a team captain or as a fundraiser, by clicking the button on the right that says “Create a Team”
  • Don’t want to fundraise, and just want to participate? Click the button on the right that says “Register Here”
  • To fundraise for The Arc, you will sign up and create an account. Pick whether you’d like to be apart of a team or fundraise by yourself. Then send the link out on Facebook, Twitter, or your favorite social media and have your friends and family donate to your cause! All of the money you raise will go to support The Arc and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities!!
  • To join a team that’s already been created, click on the “Team Directory” button and then find your team and go to their page.

The 5k for Inclusion: Family Fun Run, Walk, and Roll is:

  • A non-competitive fun run, walk, and roll for everyone
  • Free to register, but raise $25 to receive a t-shirt
  • Enjoy a Resource Fair with partner agencies before and after the event
  • Awards for the highest fundraisers
  • A fun event for a team: co-workers, friends, and extended family can all join in!

Learn more here.

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Celebrate the new Lake City Skatespot on Sept 9

August 30th, 2017 by hillaryu


Join the Lake City community to celebrate the opening of the Lake City Skatespot at Virgil Flaim Park on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The official ribbon cutting ceremony starts at 11 a.m. followed by beginner skateboard lessons from Skate Like a Girl, a 12 and under skate demo, giveaways, DIY deck project, music and refreshments.  Virgil Flaim Park, 2700 NE 123rd St, is the largest, most centrally-located park in the Lake City community, and it is used extensively by families for recreation, outdoor dining, and community gatherings.

The Lake City Skatespot project was community-initiated and includes a skatespot with colored concrete, a relocated and resurfaced the basketball court and other improvements at the park. A skatespot is smaller than a full skatepark but large enough to incorporate multiple skateboarding features. The community’s desire for a skatepark in Lake City was first documented in the North Neighborhood Plan (1999) and then in the Seattle Parks and Recreation’s 2007 Citywide Skatepark Plan. Cascade Design Collaborative in collaboration with Grindline Skateparks worked with the community on the design and improvements at the park.

For more information about the event please contact Karen O’Connor, Seattle Parks and Recreation at 206-233-7929 or karen.o’connor@seattle.gov.

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Seattle Musical Theatre – Start of the Season Clean-up!

August 26th, 2017 by hillaryu

Submitted by Kathleen S.

Come help out at our Theatre as we spruce up for our season opening.  We need at least 10 Volunteers to clean, sweep, load and move construction materials and other debris from our theatre stage and house so we are neat and tidy for “My Fair Lady” which opens Friday, September 8th.  The clean up dates and times are next Tuesday and Wednesday – September 5 and 6 from 10am until 2pm.  The address is 7120 62nd Avenue NE at the theatre in Magnuson Park.

Please respond to Kathleen Spaulding at Seattle Musical Theatre by phone (206-363-2809) or email.

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Seattle Peace Concert @ Magnuson Park

August 24th, 2017 by hillaryu

Free public concert. Located just south of the swim beach at Magnuson Park.
Sunday, September 10
Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Free admission

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Who stole the sun event at Bryant Playground

August 19th, 2017 by hillaryu

Watch the eclipse from the Bryant Neighborhood Playground while learning more about this cool astronomical phenomenon. The moon will cover 92% of the sun at around 10:20 a.m.!

This program is part of the Library’s 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! The Library is offering hundreds of free programs and activities for children and teens to keep youth engaged in reading and learning all summer long.

Hosted by Seattle Public Libraries. Learn more here.

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Save the date: SPL end of summer party

August 16th, 2017 by hillaryu

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, 3 – 6 p.m.

You are invited to a fabulous party to celebrate the end of summer. Join the Northeast Branch of the Seattle Public Library for a neighborhood scavenger hunt, games, food, fun, and drawings for exciting prizes. All ages welcome.

This program is part of the Library’s 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! The Library is offering hundreds of free programs and activities for children and teens to keep youth engaged in reading and learning all summer long.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Learn more here.

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