Stuck in a rut with the perennial job hunt? Join others in the same boat for a weekly community meeting where you'll have a chance to discuss resume building, applications, and everything else related to the job search. Free.
Join the Nature Consortium every third Friday of the month for a free, public, guided hike through the West Duwamish Greenbelt, the largest forest remaining in Seattle. Executive Director of the Consortium Nancy Whitlock will guide the hike and explain the history and features of the Greenbelt. Mild difficulty. Free granola bars, but bring your own water bottle! Call or email for specific location. Free.
Do you support decriminalizing pot? Do you want to get involved in the crusade against puritanical anti-pot crusaders? Then come learn about pot policy at this public community meeting, hosted monthly by the Cannabis Defense Coalition. Free.
Meet up at Central Library's Level 4, Room 5 book club. Tell other readers about your favorite tomes, what you're reading right now, and what you're looking for next. Brown bag lunches are encouraged. Free.
If you want to take a tour of the super shiny Central Library, sign up in person at the Level 3 Welcome Desk. Tours are first-come, first-served and are limited to 20 people. They last about an hour. Free.
Want to see more diverse construction crews? Join City Council members and experts for a brownbag discussion on targeted hiring programs for city projects. Several cities already require contractors to hire a certain percentage of "economically and otherwise disadvantaged residents" through targeted hiring programs. The panel shall discuss. Free.
A meeting with the Seattle Youth Commission, a group of young people, aged 13-19, gather to foster dialogue between other youths and elected city officials. Teenagers interested in city politics, here's the place you can go. Held in the Boards and Commissions Room, 2nd Floor. Free.
Tell your elected representatives about your personal (political) issues and feelings (about policies and proposals). Free.
If you love science and beer, then you will love the Burke's new trivia night at the College Inn Pub. Prizes will include drink vouchers and all sorts of other souvenirs. Come join every first Thursday from tonight until June. $5.00.
The Komen Foundation is holding its 20th Annual 5K Sound Race for the Cure to raise funds and awareness, celebrate survivors and honor those who have lost their battle to breast cancer. Seventy-five percent of the money raised at the Race will stay in Puget Sound to fund screenings, education, and treatment support, Komen says. The remaining twenty-five percent will fund global research to better diagnose, treat, and ultimately cure breast cancer. Registration and more info here. Prices vary.
Proud and Partying. Pride Fest stands as the largest free Pride Festival in America and opens at Seattle Center from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The parade starts at 11: a.m. Sunday from Westlake Center and continues down to Fourth Avenue to Seattle Center. Enjoy DJs, beer, food, vendors, non-profit activism under the shadow of the Space Needle. Stay tuned for updates.
Join in for a public forum with all of Seattle's mayoral candidates. You will be overwhelmed by the epic onslaught of slightly different visions for the future of Seattle. free, but registration is required.
The Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness's vision is to be "the informed, reliable, and consistent voice of the religious community on homelessness in the Seattle and King County area." Free.
Come join in for all three parts of this panel and workshop series at the Vera. The first panel, Art and Activism, will include local artists discussing how they view art as a catalyst for activism. The second event is titled "Seattle Style Racism and Cultural Differences," and the last is "Sharing Our Stories of Power, Privilege, and Oppression." All three of these are the third Thursday of the month, starting on March 21st. You may bring food in lieu of the entrance fee! $0 to $10.
Cost: $12 for members, $15 for non-members, OR $5 min. coffee/tea Time: 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.: Discussion Group 11:15 - 11:30 a.m.: Registration 11:30 - 11:45 a.m.: Intro & Brief Business 11:45 - 12:00 o.m.: Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.: Speaker 1:00 - 1:15 p.m.: Announcements $5.00.