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Entries from January 2016

Ballard High School “Soap for Hope” drive

January 25th, 2016 by Sara

Do you have an extra bar of soap at home, or maybe a spare toothbrush? The Soap For Hope drive at Ballard High School is collecting various hygiene items which will be distributed to people facing hardships in Ballard, Queen Anne and Magnolia communities. They need:
-bars of soap
-bottles of shampoo and conditioner
-lip balm
-rolls of toilet paper
*all items must be unopened
Wednesday Jan. 20th – Friday Jan. 29th
Drop items off at BHS Main Office and Library (1418 NW 65th St)
Questions? Email

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Good music – good beer – good cause

January 25th, 2016 by Sara

What: The Ninkasi HellesYes! Tour – a FREE funk show + Ninkasi beer specials, with a portion of of every Ninkasi pint sold benefiting School of Rock

Who: Performances by Vokab Kompany, The Quick & Easy Boys and DBST

When: Thursday, February 11 | Doors at 8 p.m.

Where: Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St

Why: Good music, good beer and no cover all night. Get in free, then order a pint of one of their Ninkasi beers on tap because you’ll get $1 off every pint (while supplies last) AND $1 from every Ninkasi pint will be donated to School of Rock!

Read more about the event, Ninkasi and the bands here.


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Neighbor Appreciation Day Saturday, February 13

January 19th, 2016 by Sara

Celebrate Seattle’s annual Neighbor Appreciation Day, a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, create new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live. Residents, community groups, and businesses across Seattle will join together on Saturday, February 13 (and the week of) to celebrate.

A few ways to celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day:

  • Plan an activity for your neighborhood such as a block party, potluck, or work party. Our website provides ideas, tools, resources, and templates to help you organize an activity. If the event is open to the public, you can post it to our events calendar.
  • Attend one of the many community activities listed on the events calendar. Many Seattle Fire stations along with pools, community centers, and neighborhoods are hosting celebrations and work parties.
  • Take your neighbor to a FREE Seattle University Redhawks basketball game. Visit this link and use Promo Code “NEIGHBORDAY” to receive tickets. For questions call 206-398-4678.
  • Share a “great neighbor” story or tell us how you are celebrating using #neighborday. Post it to our Facebook page.

Join Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and thousands of community members in celebration of what makes Seattle great – our neighbors! Click here for more information or contact Wendy Watson at


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The Taco Cleanse…at Book Larder

January 13th, 2016 by Sara

January 17: 11am-Noon

Stephanie Bogdanich & Jessica Morris: Author Talk: The Taco Cleanse

Tired of the same old cleanse? Instead of feeling rejuvenated are you feeling depleted, anxious, and cranky? (Not to mention . . . hungry?) A group of vegan taco scientists in Austin, Texas, know just how you feel, and now reveal their one-of-a-kind cleansing journey that anybody can follow and stick to—the Taco Cleanse. While the typical cleanse works by depriving you of your favorite foods, the plant-based Taco Cleanse rewards your body with what it naturally craves: tortillas, refried beans, guacamole!  Begin with a breakfast taco, the most important taco of the day. Even if you do nothing else, your mood will brighten in just 24 hours. Keep eating tacos and within a week your outlook will be noticeably improved. After 30 days, cleansers report lasting benefits—and you will, too!

Book Larder is thrilled to welcome Austin-based authors Stephanie Bogdanich & Jessica Morris to their kitchen, where they’ll share a favorite recipe, and the secrets to a new year cleanse we can all get behind! They’ll answer your questions about creating delicious vegan tacos (and pretty tasty margaritas too), and of course they’ll sign copies of The Taco Cleanse, sure to change your life in 2016.

Can’t attend but still want a signed copy of the book? Order it here for shipping or instore pickup.


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Don’t miss Gay Bingo

January 4th, 2016 by Sara

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Lifelong’s Academy Awards Gay Bingo is on Saturday, February 6. With all of the glitz of the star-studded Academy Awards, this event is bound to bring out Seattle’s A-listers in all of their fabulous glory. We’re rolling out the red carpet for an evening of fashion (boas, diamonds and heels, oh my!), cocktails and games galore. Hosted by the dazzling Aleksa Manila, this Oscar-inspired Gay Bingo is certain to bring home the statuette. Buy tickets now here.


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Music and Movement at the Good Shepherd Center

January 4th, 2016 by Sara

Tempus Continuum’s Anne H. Goldberg presents a solo concert of piano and movement-based pieces as her debut solo concert in Seattle, an adaptation of a concert she recently performed at Spectrum New Music in New York City.  Featuring the music of Globokar, Aperghis, and Furrer, Anne will also perform the Seattle premiere of music by Kevin Baldwin and a world premiere of her own.

       Hailed by the Boston Globe as “ethereal and ruminative”, Anne H. Goldberg blurs the definitions of music and dance as a composer, choreographer, and performer.  Co-founder the new music ensemble, Tempus Continuum Ensemble, Anne makes a career of premiering and performing both her own music and that of other 20th and 21st Century composers.  She is a recent recipient of the Jerome Foundation for her work that finds the cross sections of music, breath, and movement.  As part of her dissertation, Anne has been exploring the relationships that exist within the composer-performer, and how her work as a movement artist impact and intersect with her life as a musician.  Her artistry has been featured in venues such as Symphony Space, the National Opera Center, the Kitchen, the Cell, the Flea Theater, in Darmstadt, and others nationally and internationally.

More information here and here.

January 22, 2016 at 8:00PM at the Good Shepherd Center

4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Suggested Donation: $5-15

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