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For Friday

A Concert for Charity

Still have some holiday giving on your list? You can head over to the Green Lake Church this Friday, when it will hold its 49th annual Christmas benefit concert for charity.

This year's event, which will feature a choir and orchestra performance of "The Birth of Christ" by Heinrich von Herzogenberg, will donate raised funds to The Organization for Prostitution Survivors in Seattle.

Candlelight Christmas Concert, Fri, December 20, 7:30pm, Green Lake Church, 6350 East Green Lake Way N, donation encouraged.

For Saturday

A Rally for Patient Rights

Unsure of what the passage of I-502 means for medical marijuana patients? The latest recommendations from the Washington State Liquor Control Board suggests that patients might be required to see their doctors for reevaluation and be required to purchase pot prescriptions from a recreational store (under the current law they can often grow their own).

To discuss the possibilities and the protection of patients' rights, join Hempfest at Town Hall. Speakers include State Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D-36, Ballard), Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, Dale Rogers of the Cannabis Research Collective, and many more.

Medical Marijuana: A Rally for Patients Rights, Sat, December 21, 2–4pm, Town Hall (Great Hall, enter on Eighth Ave), 1119 Eighth Ave, free.

For Sunday

Lunch and a Movie

Americans are unhealthy and there are plenty of reasons why. The documentary Forks Over Knives examines the role that our food plays in our health problems, and how changing the way we eat can potentially improve health more dramatically than medicine. 

Whether or not you believe the film's thesis, you can watch the movie and join the conversation with Dr. Chris Kozura, a naturopathic physician, at Central Cinema on Sunday. 

Lunch and a Movie: Forks Over Knives, Sun, December 22, 12:30–3:30pm, Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave, $15–$50.


Advance Notice

Homegrown Food

Kurt Timmermeister bought a small farm on Vashon Island in 1991 and now, after running former Capitol Hill casual class-act restaurant Septieme, stays on the farm handmaking cheese from his own cows. 
This launch event for his latest book, Growing a Farmer, features a conversation with Timmermeister and Dan Savage, The Stranger's Editorial Director, a Q&A with the audience, and a book signing. 
The Chronicle of a Farm-to-Table Meal, Thu, January 9, 7:30–8:30pm, Town Hall (Great Hall, enter on Eighth Ave), 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.

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