For Thursday

Last call for Ballard rail feedback

This Thursday is your final opportunity to meet with Sound Transit and City officials to raise questions or concerns about possible Ballard-to-downtown rail transit routes. This link between Ballard and downtown is an SDOT and Sound Transit team effort to develop transportation in high volume areas (see SDOT’s Transit Master Plan and Sound Transit’s Long-Range Plan).

If you can’t make it to the meeting, you can send your feedback online from December 6 to 13.

Last Ballard study open house, Thu, December 5, 5:30–7:30pm, Ballard High School Commons, 1418 NW 65th Street, free.

Girl Rising Screening

For an inspiring (and potentially emotional) night, check out the screening of Girl Rising, a recent film based on the true stories of nine girls across the developing world whose lives were transformed with the power of education.

The film is a part of the grassroots Girl Rising movement that pushes for girls' education to combat poverty in developing nations.

This screening is put on by global development group GlobalWA and Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest.

Girl Rising Screening, Thu, December 5, 7–9pm, Kane Hall (Rm. 210), University of Washington, free.

March for Living Wages

With last summer's Strike Poverty movement plus the SeaTac vote plus growing support among government officials (including mayor-elect Ed Murray and City Council socialist Kshama Sawant), Seattle has never been so close to a $15 minimum wage. 

Support it? Join others as they march to Seattle City Hall from SeaTac, which recently adopted a $15/hr wage for the highest minimum wage in the nation.

March for $15 wage, Thu, December 5, 9am start at SeaTac Hilton (17620 International Blvd), 4:30pm finish at Seattle City Hall. 

For Wednesday

Civic Cocktail

CityClub's final Civic Cocktail of the year will zoom in on our (still) relatively new marijuana policy.

How will marijuana vending licenses impact our communities and our economy? Hear all about it from ACLU's Alison Holcomb and City Attorney Pete Holmes, both of whom sponsored the campaign for legalizing marijuana.

Civic Cocktail, Wed, December 4, 6pm, The Palace Ballroom, 2100 5th Ave, Seattle, $10-15.

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