PubliCalendar: Drink for the Watershed and Eat for the North Helpline
Today's picks for civic nerds.
Drink for the Cedar River Watershed
Have a beer and give money to the Friends of the Cedar River Watershed. The Friends is a nonprofit organization working to restore and protect the Cedar River/Lake Washington Watershed, and to provide environmental education to young people.
For every drink you buy at the Rooftop Brewing Company, $1 will go to The Friends.
Drink Local with Rooftop Brewing Company, Thu, February 27, 5–9pm, Rooftop Brewing Company, 6 Dravus Street, free.
Dinner for North Helpline
Eat spaghetti and support North Helpline Emergency Services & Food Bank. The Lake City Lions Club is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner event with food, live music, wine and beer, and raffles.
All proceeds go to supporting North Helpline in its 25-year mission to reduce hunger and poverty in Seattle.
Spaghetti Dinner, Fri, February 28, 5–7:30pm, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, $10.
Weigh in on Utilities
Seattle Public Utilities is preparing its Strategic Business Plan for 2015–2020. Have an opinion on rates or services?
Share your thoughts and concerns at a community meeting in southeast Seattle. Or if you can't attend, fill out an online survey.
Have a Say in Your Future Utilities, Sat, March 1, 10am–12:30pm, Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S Myrtle St, free.
Advance Notice for March 25
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
Movements for a living wage are happening across the country, and the immediate effects that higher wages could have for people living in poverty are obvious. Ways to solve poverty at the roots, however, are much less obvious.
William Easterly, author and co-director of New York University's Development Research Institute, believes that violation of individual freedom is the main reason that people remain in poverty.
In his new book, The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor, Easterly points out that we need to address systemic inequality and find a solution that starts with individual respect and freedom.
William Easterly: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty, Tue, March 25, 7:30–8:45pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.
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