Saturday, September 24, 2016

Category Archives: Culture+Society

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Election Day is November 8th. Rock the Vote!
Many of us have thought, “does my ONE vote even count?” We’ve thought it too. Then maybe we didn’t vote, sidestepped political discussion, or didn’t read up on who is being elected in our city, state, or country. This year, you’ve most likely been inundated with election news whether you like it or not. It’s nearly impossible to avoid. This is a bipartisan request: vote. Be informed. Read the issues. Know your impact in choosing the political leaders of our country. Register to vote today. (more…)
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Local Heroes: G1ve a Buck Fund
A local nonprofit strives to help cure childhood cancer. When cancer rocked the lives of Gail Lopez’s family, she decided to take action by starting G1ve a Buck Fund, an incredible nonprofit that raises awareness and much-needed funds for childhood cancer research. Somehow, current research is outdated by 20-plus years, and this organization aims to fight every hurdle to help save the lives of little superheroes near and far. (more…)
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Swank Gala & Auction Benefiting Seattle Works October 8
Swank is Seattle Works’ annual gala & auction. This year’s event will be held at Fremont Studios on Saturday, October 8th. Seattle Works volunteers usually have their sleeves rolled up, working in the weeds. This is a chance to get dressed up and bump elbows with other young professionals who are also interested in giving back to the community.  (more…)
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Weekend Roundup: September 9-11
Fall is coming, do you feel it? The kids are back to school, the leaves are starting to turn yellow, red, and orange, and pumpkin-mania has started. Thankfully, if the weather report is correct, we have at least another week of sunny 70s+ weather! Seattleite staff writers have attended all these events in past years and highly recommend them. Here’s a list of some fun things going on in Seattle this weekend. (more…)
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Sam Choy’s Poke To The Max Presents The Seattle Poke Contest September 19
Chef Sam Choy, the proclaimed God Father of Poke, has made his fame traveling the world educating people on this wonderful dish. Thanks to the influence of Chef Choy, there are many variations of this dish today. He has inspired many chefs to create their own take on this Hawaiian classic. Hosted by Chef Sam Choy and partner Max Heigh, The Seattle Poke Contest shines light on many of these great chefs in a fun competition. (more…)
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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Washington Trails Association September 17
Washington Trails Association is celebrating 50 years of protecting trails. The Washington Trails Association (WTA) turns 50 this year! We love them for maintaining the amazing trails all over our beautiful Evergreen state. Celebrate and support the WTA on Saturday, September 17th at Snoqualmie Point Park with fellow hikers for a fun day of outdoor adventures. Try out a new outdoor activity, compete in a scavenger hunt, scout out new gear, or just relax at the beer garden (21+) with friends and plan your next adventure! Stop by anytime between noon and 6 pm. (more…)
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Do Good: Volunteer with Seattle Works for Fall Session, Beginning September 10
One Saturday a month, volunteer with old and new friends Team Works is a volunteer group that sends volunteers out into the community one Saturday a month for four months, from September to December. Registration for fall session opened earlier this month, on August 17th. Team Works is a social volunteering league that gets you and your friends out into the community giving back and doing good—and yes, you have fun too. Volunteer sessions last from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. You’ll be finished in time to enjoy a late brunch! (more…)
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Culture Dose: Pickathon 2016 Recap
Summer, don’t go: Reliving one of our favorite parts of a PNW August. The wooded campsites and dusty trails of Pendarvis Farm might have felt a wee bit more packed this year, but who can blame the brand-new converts for joining Pickathon’s crew of longtime, loyal fans? When word gets out about a really, really good thing, it turns out—people listen. (more…)
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