PubliCalendar: Aid Seattle's Parks, Libraries, and Kids
Today's picks for civic nerds.
Board of Park Commissioners Meeting
Once a month, a volunteer body known as the Board of Park Commissioners meets to discuss issues related to Seattle's parks and decide what advice the mayor, city council, and other city officials need to hear in order to maintain the Emerald City's green spaces.
At last month's meeting the commissioners investigated the Parks Department's plans for a performance measurement system, raising important questions such as: what data Parks should collect? How would they do it? And what does park "performance" even mean?
These questions and others led Parks to update its work plan, and the new version will be presented at Thursday's meeting. Be there to find out what this could mean for parks in your neighborhood and potentially contribute to the discussion of how best to improve and maintain Seattle's many parks.
Board of Park Commissioners Meeting, Thur, July 24, 6:30pm, Ken Bounds Board Room, 100 Dexter Ave North, free.
MOHAI Presents Shalom! Open for Business: Tales of Jewish Merchants in Washington State
Through Mid-January, MOHAI's Linda and Ted Johnson Family Community Gallery will feature photographs, anecdotes, videos, interactive displays, and original artwork from early Jewish immigrants to Seattle, many of whom made their way to the West Coast from Eastern Europe to escape religious and political persecution. From fish peddlers to butchers, bakers, and luggage makers, this exhibit offers a look at the lives and livelihoods of some of Seattle's earliest Jewish families.
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