Night Out Against Crime
This year's Night Out coincides with mayor Ed Murray's recent citywide public safety plan (and his appointment, in May, of new police chief Kathleen O'Toole).
Night Out's purpose is to strengthen neighborhood bonds by bringing residents together at events in their communities. Blocks can band together to host events and close the road for a street party-style evening.
Check out the event map to see the nearest location to meet neighbors you didn't know you had, or register your own.
Night Out Against Crime, Tue, August 5, multiple locations, free.
Give the kids a hand on Wednesday by trekking over to the Ballard Office Max, picking out a couple of good pens, a nice stapler, and maybe a three-ring binder or two, and adding them to the growing collection inside the yellow school bus in the parking lot. Can't be in Ballard on Wednesday? The bus will reappear at the U District Office Depot on Friday.
Too busy to go shopping? Send some dollars to the organization behind this event, Communities In Schools Seattle, online any time.
The Jack Straw writer's program has helped over 200 Pacific Northwest writers find their literary voice since its inception in 1997, and four members of this year's talented crop will be putting their work on display Thursday evening.
Rainier Beach Find It Fix It Walk
Seattle City Council member Bruce Harrell will be walking the streets of Rainier Beach with community members next Tuesday.
Join the walk to make sure Harrell is aware of any problems there to help the council reduce crime while improving the neighborhood from the ground up.
Rainier Beach Find It Fix It Walk, Tue, Aug 12, 7–9pm, S Orcas St and Martin Luther King Jr Way S, free.
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