PubliCalendar: Got Questions for Ed?
Today's picks for civic nerds
Ask the Mayor
Mayor Ed Murray will be at the New Holly Gathering Hall tonight to take questions from Seattleites, discuss Metro cuts, and touch on his education reform plans. New SPD chief Kathleen O'Toole will join Murray and host Brian Callanan on stage for the second half of the event.
Seattle Channel will broadcast the discussion at 7pm.
Ask the Mayor, Thu, June 26, 7–8pm, New Holly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Ave. South, free.
Member to Member Lunch with Priti Patkar
Prerana Anti-Trafficking founder and director and 2014 Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards Human Rights Honoree Priti Patkar will be in Seattle later this month to speak with the World Affairs Council and Vital Voices Northwest Council at the World Trade Center downtown.
Patkar has spent nearly three decades working to end human trafficking in India and has pioneered night shelters to protect children of prostituted women.
Member to Member Lunch with Priti Patkar, Thu, June 26, 11:30 am– 1 pm, World Trade Center, 2200 Alaskan Way, $20 (includes lunch).
Urban Farm Fling
Seattle Tilth's first Farm Fling fundraising dinner will take place at Rainier Beach Urban Farm. The farm formerly known as Atlantic City Nursery just needs an extra does of cash to become a full-fledged urban agricultural haven.
To raise that money, volunteers will serve a hot meal on the beautiful grounds of the Farm, an experience the organizers hope will inspire a love of urban farms, and encourage residents to try their hand at urban farming.
Urban Farm Fling, Fri, June 27, 4:30–8pm, Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, 5513 South Cloverdale Street, $300–$5000.
Town Green Day of Service: Just Garden Project
Town Hall teams up with Seattle Tilth's Just Garden program to build raised bed gardens for community centers and low-income households in the Mount Baker neighborhood.
The program begins at 9am with a breakfast and brief lesson about organic gardening before crews split up to work in various locations. Once the beds have been built, a 1pm lunch rounds out the day's events.
Town Green Day of Service: Just Garden Project, Sat, June 28, 9 am-1 pm, Mount Baker Full Life Care, 2600 South Walker Street, free.
Advance Notice for July 13
Yoga in the Park
Yoga Behind Bars, the organization that provides yoga lessons to inmates in Puget Sound prisons, jails, and detention centers, will kick off its weekly summer yoga sessions at Green Lake Sunday, July 13. Classes are free, but the suggested donation of $20 is a big help to YBB's efforts to help people who will soon rejoin society.
Yoga instructors will be at Green Lake every Sunday through August.
Yoga in the Park, Sun, July 13, 10am, Green Lake Park, 7201 East Green Lake Dr N, free (donations accepted).
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