PubliCalendar: Presidents and Bat Signals
Today's picks for civic nerds.
Meet Hillary Rodham Clinton
Her book, Hard Choices, details her experiences as Barack Obama's Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013.
Hillary Clinton Book Signing, Wed, June 18, 5pm, UW Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, free.
Crosscut Community Idea Lab
Local news website Crosscut is looking for input from Seattlites on how best to use the tech boom to create a more equitable and engaged society. In this first installment of planned recurring "community problem solving journalism" events, Crosscut has lit the nerd bat signal to rally folks with great ideas to put their thoughts and efforts toward this issue.
Attend to watch the proceedings and participate in judging the viability of the entrants' proposals.
Crosscut Community Idea Lab, Wed, June 18, 6:30–8 pm, Great Hall at Town Hall, 600 8th Ave, $5–$50 to attend.
The speakers will delve into the social and economic benefits that have resulted from increased walkability in Columbia and Arlington County, the role of government in implementing these changes, and how best to apply the lessons they learned to other communities like Seattle.
Register before Thursday to listen in.
Pacific Northwest Historics Karting Challenge
Northwest Historics is getting set for it's fifth annual fundraising kart race; the funds go to Seattle Children's Hospital. 25 teams of 4 will compete to get their names on the championship trophy helmet in one of two ways: winning the race, or, more prestigiously, raising the most money.
Donate to a team and attend the race at Pacific Raceways in Kent, or register your own team by June 10 if you want a chance at some hardware, glory, and to possibly save some kids' lives.PNW Historics Karting Challenge, Friday, June 20, Pacific Raceways, 31001 144th Ave SE, Kent, $250 to register, free to attend.
10th Annual Body Pride Ride
Ever wondered what someone around town looks like naked? Invite them to the Body Pride Ride and find out (or just, you know, buy them dinner and see what happens).
This year's ride completes a decade of bare-what-you-dare cycling to spread positive vibes about different body shapes and sizes by taking a circuitous route through Capitol Hill before joining the main body of the Pride Parade at 11:30 on 4th and Madison.
The Body Pride Ride Yahoo! group's about us link says, "The difference between public nudity and indecent exposure may seem subtle, but it is simple too (see RCW 9A.88.010)," so don't worry about legality. Just arrive, ditch whatever clothes you feel comfortable without, glob on some body paint during the 8–10:30am private painting party, and ride. No cameras or lewd behavior allowed.
10th Annual Body Pride Ride, Sun, June 29, 8am–5pm, Secret Location in Capitol Hill (Contact the Yahoo! group), free.