For Today

40 Years of P-Patch: From Uptown to Belltown

Remember how we’ve been reminding you for more than a week about this event? Well, the day has come. Seattle has been home to P-Patch community gardens for four decades, and MOHAI is celebrating the city's dedication to communal cultivation.

The museum has conscribed green thumb author Bill Thorness to lead a walk through P-Patches new and old, spanning two miles starting from the UpGarden P-Patch atop the Mercer Street Parking Garage. 

40 Years of P-Patch: From Uptown to Belltown, Wed, Aug 13, 6–8pm, UpGarden P-Patch, 300 Mercer Street, $25.

For Thursday

Bus Bash 2014

The Washington Bus, the Seattle force working to engage young people in the political process, is putting the party back in politics again this summer when the annual Bus Bash takes place in mid-August, featuring dinner, drinks, dancing, and a drawing for prizes including dinner for two at Von Trapp's and a Sub Pop deluxe gift pack.

All proceeds go toward the Washington Bus Education Fund, which provides the dollars the Bus needs to offer fellowship, internship, and campus programs for aspiring political youth. So now you have an excuse to drink that fourth beer: it's for the children! 

Bus Bash 2014, Thurs, Aug 14, 6-9pm, Material Good, 2959 Utah Ave South, $50-$75.

For Friday

Love Parks Day 2014

Do you work best while wearing a pair of gardening gloves? Do your part by joining Seattle Parks Foundation and EarthCorps by volunteering in Cheasty Greenspace as they remove invasive plants and prep the urban forest for winter planting.

Cheasty Greenspace is a 43-acre forest on the east side of Beacon Hill that provides the south end with a blossoming ecosystem. Volunteering includes tearing out the invasive blackberry bushes and spreading wood chips and mulch. Be sure to register online because the perks include lunch and Love Parks gear (definitely worth that thorn in your thumb).

Love Parks Day 2014, Friday, Aug 15, 10am, Cheasty Greenspace, 4513 Cheasty Boulevard South, free

Advance Notice for August 23

All Things Japanese Sale

The time for the fourth annual one-day-only sale at the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington has come. Hosted this year by Hosekibako: Japanese Resale Shop, the sale will feature clothing, antiques, ceramics, toys, and more. 

All proceeds from the sale will go to the JCCCW and aid in the cultivation and promotion of Japanese culture in the community. You can donate your Japanese items to be sold, volunteer at the sale, or come by on August 23 and pick up that kimono you know you've been dying to buy. Prices are starting at $0.25 so you better go early if you want to get your size. 

All Things Japanese Sale, Sat, Aug 23, 11am-4pm, Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington, 1414 South Weller Street, free.

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