A beautiful spot to eat some great food from Tom Douglas and benefit P-Patches throughout the city.
A beautiful spot to eat some great food prepared by Tom Douglas and benefit P-Patches throughout the city.

For Today

Chef in the Garden

GROW, the organization formerly known as P-Patch Trust, will be raising funds this year with the help of chef Tom Douglas. The James Beard Award winner will be cooking at the Interbay P-Patch for up to 100 people while GROW volunteers run a garden-themed silent auction.

Proceeds from ticket sales ($135 each) and the silent auctin will go toward GROW's efforts to build and maintain P-Patches throughout the city.

Chef in the Garden, Tue, July 15, 5:30 pm, Interbay P-Patch, 2415 15th Ave West, $135.

For Wednesday

John Foreman: Big Data’s Possibilities and Our Fears

Massive amounts of internet data are being collected at all times by both businesses and governments, and your Facebook profile is just the tip of the iceberg. Should we panic? Is Skynet our imminent future? Would Bentham consider the modern world the epitome of his conception of a panopticon?

In Data Smart: Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight, author and mailchimp.com chief data scientist John Foreman delves into the many benefits of his line of work while addressing common fears that have arisen as big data has gone from small niche topic to big headline issue.

He'll be telling Seattle all about it downstairs at Town Hall tomorrow evening.

John Foreman: Big Data's Possibilities and Our Fears, Wed, July 16, 7:30pm, Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 8th Avenue, $5.

For Thursday

Walk and Talk: Integrating Multiple Weed Control Methods

No, we're not talking marijuana regulation. Invasive plant species have long plagued the many humans dedicated to crafting elegant lawns and gardens, and the Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) has a few tricks it can teach aspiring greenthumbs for curtailing the infringement of weeds on their plots of pride.

Join WNPS at Magnuson Park for a lesson on Intregrated Pest Management, the weed and pest defense employed by the Seattle Parks Department, and help maintain a great Seattle outdoor outpost while learning skills to bring back to your home garden.

Walk and Talk: Integrating Multiple Weed Control Methods, Thu, July 17, 6–8:30pm, Magnuson Park picnic shelter #2, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, free.

Advance Notice for July 25

Seattle Public Libraries Seek Homework Help Volunteers

Think you could still handle the rigors of middle and high school curriculum? Prove it by helping kids with their homework at various public libraries around the city during the 2014-15 school year. 
SPL needs volunteers to fill weekly two-hour shifts (scheduling can be flexible, but a weekly commitment is ideal) giving assistance to youth in multiple subjects at different education levels.
A well-rounded educational background including a minimum of one year of college experience and a strong command of the English language.
Apply by July 25 to have priority for scheduling. 
SPL Seeks Homework Help Volunteers, Fri, July 25, multiple locations, free.

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