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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  Garden Lovers’ Book Sale of used books at the Center for Urban Horticulture.

This important benefit for the Elisabeth C. Miller Library funds the purchase of new books and magazine subscriptions.

Beautiful art will also be for sale from the Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists.

This public event is free.

April 4, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, 98105

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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.


10am – 11am

Children are invited to participate in Lego challenges, build structures from their imaginations, furnish the classroom dollhouse, paint with Legos, and more.


10am – 11am

Young scientists are invited to use magnets in water, sand, paint, and other media all the while making and testing hypotheses. Please bring items that you hypothesize may be magnetic!


10am – 11am

Children will explore light and translucency as well color mixing through building and art activities.


10am – 11am

Children will create with building materials, recycled materials, clays, and more all the while exploring textures and shapes.


10am – 11am

Young innovatorss will have a variety of materials and tools available to create new inventions, innovations, and solutions.

5/19 WATER!

10am – 11am

Children will construct with pipes to direct water flow, use water to create art, and investigate how water behaves and changes in our world.

For more information, visit their website.

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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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Ravenna String Orchestra Free Spring Concert

March 9th, 2015 by hillaryu

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
8:00 p.m.
Eckstein Middle School Auditorium
3003 NE 75th St.
Conductor: Judy Drake; Co-director Lorraine Hughes
Sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation

Ravenna Second String Orchestra performs:

  • Overture from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme by Lully
  • Cantabile from Symphony #5 by Tchaikovsky
  • Allegro Barbaro by Bartok

The Ravenna String Orchestra performs:

  • Sonata Op. 2 No. 3 by Tomaso Albinoni
  • Dover Beach by Samuel Barber
  • Finale from Serenade for Strings by Carl Reinecke

Ryan Bede, Baritone

Refreshments will be served after the concert.

For more information, visit their website.

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Shop & Dine to Make a Difference

March 6th, 2015 by hillaryu

The 12th annual Shop & Dine to Make a Difference will be held March 13-15 at University Village, where 100% of proceeds will benefit women’s cancer research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

The event allows customers to buy a Cure Card for $30 and save 20 percent at more than 60 participating stores and restaurants. On the roster for the first time this year are Scotch & Soda and H&M. These stores join many returning favorites such as Anthropologie, Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn Kids, J.Crew, The Land of Nod, Aritzia, Crate and Barrel, Something Silver and Storables.

In addition, a Cure Card will gain shoppers an exclusive discount on a bite to eat during the weekend event. Restaurants include Blue C Sushi, Boom Noodle, Delfino’s Chicago Style Pizza, Ram Restaurant & Brewery, Veggie Grill, Elemental Pizza and Eureka! A full list of participating merchants is available here.

Cure Cards can be purchased online and, during the event, at the Fred Hutch Cure Card booth in University Village’s Center Court as well as all participating stores and restaurants.

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Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op’s bi-annual Kids Sale

March 5th, 2015 by hillaryu

HUGE Gently Used Kid’s Clothing & Gear Sale!
Saturday, March 21st, 9:00am-1:00pm
Phinney Neighborhood Center: 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle 98103
For expecting families and those with kids 0-10
FREE admission

Featuring gently used clothing, shoes, toys, books, strollers, bedding, furniture, safety equipment, sports gear, car seats, swimwear, maternity wear and more! All clothes are hung by size and gender (Newborn-10 yrs) to make shopping easy! Plenty of parking in the Phinney Neighborhood Center’s upper and lower lots. Grab a tote and line up early for the best selection! Enjoy 50% discounts on many items starting at 12:00pm.

This is THE event for families on a budget so don’t miss out! Find ‘PNPC Kids Sale’ on Facebook to get the latest info on the sale!

Want to offload things your family has outgrown? PNPC is also accepting tax-deductible donations of gently used baby/kid clothing and gear. All proceeds help support the preschool co-op, and donations need to be made by March 13th. Please email them for information about donation drop-off.

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Lung Force Expo: An Education Event for People Living With Lung Cancer and Lung Disease

March 4th, 2015 by hillaryu

March 27, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

Living with lung disease or lung cancer, or know a friend or loved one who is? Join us at the LUNG FORCE Expo, an education event hosted by the American Lung Association in Washington. The event will feature sessions on topics like navigating the clinical trials process, nutrition and exercise tips to enhance lung function, lung anatomy and disease progression, how to become an advocate, and a patient panel for Q&A. Learn from medical experts, meet others facing similar life challenges, and explore community resources in an exhibit area. Lunch and free, ample parking is included. Caregivers and families are encouraged to attend.

Cost to attend is $10, but fee waivers are available by calling 206-512-3294. Registration is required, so call or visit their website today!

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NW Solar Now Workshop

February 28th, 2015 by hillaryu

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
6:00 p.m. — 7:15 p.m.
Northgate Community Center
10510 5th Ave. NE. Seattle 98125

Attend this free “NW Solar Now” workshop and receive a community discount on a new solar system and free online monitoring worth $800!

This workshop will teach you how to:

  • Make Your Money Back in as Fast as 5 Years
  • Recover 50% of Your Investment in the First Year
  • Reduce or Eliminate Your Electricity Bills
  • Receive a 30% Income Tax Credit
  • Get up to a $5,000 Incentive Per Year Until 2020
  • Increase Your Property Value
  • Protect Against Utility Increases
  • Reduce Your Environmental Impact
  • Own a Renewable Source of Clean Energy

Join your 52 neighbors who invested in 246 kilowatts of solar power during the 2012 Solarize NE campaign.

Register by phone at (866) 376-5272 or online.

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Wedgwood Troop 166 Compost Sale

February 26th, 2015 by hillaryu

The Wedgwood Troop 166 Compost Sale is coming up on March 14th 2015!

This is the tenth year of Wedgwood Troop 166’s  unique and sustainable fundraiser.

Funds go to support community service projects, scout programs and scholarship.

The troop packages and delivers over 90,000 pounds of Cedar Grove organic compost in one day!

Order online here.

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Ladies Musical Club of Seattle

February 25th, 2015 by hillaryu

Ladies Musical Club of Seattle (LMC) continues its popular public concert series in March with eight FREE performances throughout the Seattle metro-area. Venues include Seattle Art Museum, Frye Art Museum, Seattle Central Library, West Seattle Library, University House/Wallingford, Mirabella, Ballard Oddfellows Hall and the Theater at Crossroads Community Center/Bellevue.

Programs this month include a tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach’s 330th birthday, The Golden Age of Italian Opera and Operas Adapted from Great Literature.

Ladies Musical Club of Seattle public concerts are one hour in length and appropriate for all ages.

Performances are free and general admission — no tickets are required. Artists are available for conversation following the performance.

For more information and program specifics, visit the LMC website.

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