For Today

Stuff the Bus with the Seahawks
 
Are you heading to the Seahawks vs. Bears preseason game? Do you have some extra school supplies or cash laying around? Communities in Schools of Seattle, an organization working to solve "the dropout problem," is collecting school supplies to distribute to low-income students in Seattle's public schools. 
Donating that pencil case or extra spiral notebook can really help a child who doesn't have the means to start the school year with all of the required materials. Or a check will do just fine as well. Bonus points for donating Seahawks-related school supplies!
 
Stuff the Bus with the Seahawks, Fri, Aug 22, 3–7pm, Northwest Gate of Centurylink Field, 800 Occidental Ave S, free
 
For Saturday

Duwamish River Festival

This ninth-annual festival draws crowds with free lunch, kayak rides, live music, kids activities, and more fun while emphasizing the need for the river's restoration. Local celebrity Macklemore has been giving the river some major love and bringing details of its decline to the media's attention lately.

The Duwamish was named for the Native Americans who inhabited the land before Seattle was settled. Head over to the festival for some fun and to learn how you can get involved in cleanup efforts.

Duwamish River Festival, Sat, Aug 23, noon–4pm, Duwamish Waterway Park, 7900 10th Ave S, free

For Sunday

Celebrate Little Saigon

In celebration of Vietnamese culture, restaurants and retailers in the Little Saigon portion of the International District will take to the streets to share their heritage. There will be a cooking demonstration by the Tamarind Tree restraurant and a pho noodle–eating contest for those up for the challenge.

Organized by the nonprofits Friends of Little Saigon and Tet in Seattle, this event will help to create more awareness for the Vietnamese people who have been in this Seattle neighborhood for more than 40 years. And seriously, what could you possibly be doing on a Sunday that is more important than a pho-eating contest?

Celebrate Little Saigon, Sun, Aug 24, 11am–6pm, Little Saigon, 1200 S Jackson St, free

For Monday

National Secondhand Wardrobe Day

Okay so this is an unofficial holiday, but it reminded us of an event that is happening in a couple of weeks. The Seattle Children's Consignment Event is open for registration and what better way to reuse and recycle than by consigning outgrown clothes. 

The event is September 6-7 but register soon, because volunteers, consignors, new moms, and military families have access to the pre-sale.

This allows people to shop the secondhand items before the public. Seattle natives should know that less waste is always a good idea.

Advance Notice for for September 3

Rick Perlstein: Belief in America, From Nixon to Reagan

Rick Perlstein’s controversial new book, The Invisible Bridge, about the fall of Richard Nixon is his third installment in a series regarding the rise of conservatism. It begins with Nixon’s demise and ends with Reagan’s victories. Join the author at Town Hall and hear him discuss this portion of history and its relevance to today’s politics.

Rick Perlstein: Belief in America, From Nixon to Reagan, Wed, Sept 3, 7:30–8:45pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

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