PubliCalendar: Saving Social Security
Today's picks for civic nerds
Social Security Forum
Money from Social Security has benefited multiple generations of American senior citizens, but it may run dry before the majority of the current generation of young Americans become eligible.
National Organization for Women president Terry O'Neill, U.S. Congress member Adam Smith (D–WA, 9), and Economic Opportunity Institute policy director Marilyn Watkins are headlining a forum on the subject at Bethany United Church of Christ on Beacon Hill.
The disussion will center on the status of the Social Security system and the Strengthening Social Security Act, a proposed piece of legislation that is aimed at preserving access to Social Security for the rest of this century.
Social Security Forum, Wed, June 4, 7–8:30 pm, Bethany United Church of Christ, 6230 Beacon Avenue S, free.
Vist Museums For Free, Thu, June 5, Museum hours and locations vary, free.
Let's Ride! Friday Forum on the Bicycle Master Plan
Seattle Bike Advisory Board member Jessica Szelag and Mayor Murray's transit and transportation advisor Andrew Glass-Hastings headline a panel about future of the city's bike-related plans.
Among other topics—such as how cycle tracks can be a boon to local businesses and how bike sharing can work smoothly— the panel will discuss the planning, implementation, and potential benefits of the recently updated Bicyle Master Plan, which calls for nearly 50 new miles of protected bike lanes and a network of bicycle facilities that will be no more than a quarter mile from every citizen.
Let's Ride! Friday Forum on the Bicycle Master Plan, Fri, June 6, Noon–1 pm, Chinook Building room 121, 401 Fifth Avenue, free.
Advance Notice For June 20
Pacific Northwest Historics Karting Challenge
Northwest Historics is getting set for it's fifth annual fundraising kart race, and the funds will 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.
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