With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner it’s possible you may overlook another very important holiday. This Friday marks Pi Day, which celebrates the mathematical constant: the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. (You know: 3.14159265359.........)
Bring your kids to the Seattle Children’s Museum to celebrate with math and food stories, pizza pie, and for dessert, even more pie. It’s a delicious way to get young minds interested in math at an early age.
The event starts at noon, but 1:59 is when it really gets going.
Pi Day, Fri, March 14, 12pm, Seattle Children’s Museum 305 Harrison St, $8.25.
The Black Forest [29,930,000 tons]
Seattle artist Hans Baumann is covering a full acre of Cougar Mountain with black charcoal bio-char for his site specific installation funded by 4Culture. This piece, The Black Forest [29,930,000 tons], is designed to reflect Cougar Mountain’s history as a site for coal extraction, which is unnoticeable to visitors today in the lush forest.
The number 29,930,000 represents the estimated CO₂ emissions (in tons) from the site’s mining days, but also optimistically suggests that this same area may capture and remove the same amount of CO₂ from the atmosphere.
Join the artist Saturday morning at 11am at the Red Town trail head for a short hike to the instillation site, where Baumann will answer questions about the work.
The Black Forest [29,930,000], Cougar Mountain, 11am, free.
There are big changes coming to the waterfront, however slowly, and Cascade Bicycle Club will hold a policy ride making many stops along it to discuss them all. Meet at Occidental Park for a weaving seven-mile route and hear about plans, both existing and wishful, for the coming two-way protected bike lane, the ferry terminal, intersections, and enhancing the Interbay Trail.
The ride ends at the Seattle Aquarium right by Waterfront Week’s “Field Day”, so it’s a perfect opportunity to bring along less policy-minded children for a family weekend peddle.
Waterfront Policy Ride, Sunday March 16, 1-2:30pm, Occidental Park, free.