PubliCalendar: Beers for Buses, Climate Forum, and Youth Drug Summit
Today's picks for civic nerds.
Beers for Buses
Move King County Now is a coalition of organizations, leaders, and businesses fighting to keep Seattle's public transportation well funded.
Join King County Exec Dow Constantine, Mayor Ed Murray, city council members, and fellow Seattleites for an evening of drinks, appetizers, and details about what you can do (hand out flyers on the bus!) in support of Move King County Now.
RSVP first, then drink a beer to save your bus—plus, get there early for a shot at a free drink ticket.
Beers for Buses, Mon, February 24, 5:30–7:30pm, Fado Irish Pub, 801 First Ave, free.
Community Climate Forum
From our Advance Notice files: Wanna meet with city staff to discuss sustainability in Seattle? The newly launched Community Climate Forums should provide just that: an opportunity for grassroots organizations and organizers to meet with leadership and discuss initiatives for making Seattle a greener and healthier city.
The first forum is moderated by Jill Simmons, the definitely-on-the-same-page-as-you-Seattle-hippies director of the Office of Sustainability and Environment.
City council members Sally Bagshaw and Mike O'Brien, as well as other city staff, will also be a part of the forum.
Community Climate Forum, Tue, February 25, 4:30–6:30pm, Bertha Knight Landes Room at Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave, free.
Youth Drug Summit
Another Advance Notice comes back around: Whether or not you support Washington's recent legalization of marijuana, the new law could make navigating the world of teens and drugs harder for parents.
With experts on adolescent psychology, addiction, and law enforcement, this panel discussion will cover the possible pitfalls of legal marijuana and how to help your kids handle a new world of accessibility.
Keeping Kids Safe in Changing Times, Wed, February 26, 7:30–9pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.
Advance Notice for March 9
The Sounds of Hope and Change
An annual event sponsored by Real Change, Town Hall, and the Mahogany Project, the Urban Poverty Forum is an opportunity to discuss poverty and the issues that surround it.
This year's event focuses on music and its role in inspiring and encouraging change.
Jasen Emmons, Curatorial Director of the Experience Music Project, will be moderating the panel. Speakers include Jim Page, folk singer and social activist; Pastor Pat Wright, founder of the Total Experience Gospel Choir; and Jill Palzkill Woelfer, a PhD candidate researching how music affects the lives of homeless youth.
Urban Poverty Forum: The Sounds of Hope and Change, Sun, March 9, 1–3pm, Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.
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