Local band Tangerine, shown here playing live at the KEXP studio, will be part of the fundraising-earned party
Local band Tangerine, shown here playing live at the KEXP studio, will be part of the fundraising-earned party. Photo courtesy of Trevor Crump.

For Today 

KEXP Hood-to-Hood Day

Ballard claimed its fifth KEXP Hood-to-Hood annual fundraiser title in nine years last June, and their reward is an all-day party. 

There will be prime deals at many local businesses, but the real draw is the music, including a live broadcast at Hilliard's Beer Taproom and shows and signings by local artists.


KEXP Hood-to-Hood Day, Fri, May 30, 11 am, multiple Ballard venues, free to attend.

For Saturday

Rally for Bring Back Our Girls

When Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped 230 girls from Chibok Government Secondary School on April 15, new agencies generally ignored the story. Thanks to Bring Back Our Girls, a group dedicated to generating awareness of the situation, that has changed.

Wear red and join the rally at Westlake Center Saturday, May 31 to help spread the awareness. You can also find plenty of information on other ways to help on Bring Back Our Girls' Facebook page.

Rally for Bring Back Our Girls, Sat, May 31, 11 am, outside Westlake Center, 400 Pine Street, free

For Sunday

Bicycle Sundae

Seattle Bike Blog found a way to make biking (even) more enticing: Ice cream! Though a ride through Seattle on a nice day doesn't need much improvement.

Join them in Ballard on Sunday at noon for an ice cream, gelato, and frozen custard scavenger hunt en route to more ice cream at the Seward Park finish line.

Bycicle Sundae, Sun, June 1, Noon–4 pm, Ballard Full Tilt, 5453 Leary Ave NW, $10–$15.

For Monday 

Keeping Kids Healthy Naturally
Join Bastyr Department of Naturopathic Medicine supervisor and practicing ND Emily Lesnak for a lesson on easy nutrition plans to help ensure children's health and happiness while learning a little bit about what naturopathy really is. 
 
Keeping Kids Healthy Naturally, Mon, June 2, 6–7:30 pm, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, 3670 Stone Way N, free. 

Advance Notice For June 13
The Low Cost of Good Jobs 

SkillUp Washington and the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program have imported MIT Sloan professor Zeynep Ton to Seattle for a talk on how companies can offer more jobs, keep prices down, and improve service for customers while boosting their own profits by properly investing in their employees. 

Ton, whose book The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs & Boost Profits hit shelves in January, sees the Northwest's own Costco as an example of a company that gets it.

Costco Director, Executive VP, and CFO Richard Galanti (the man's got titles!) will be there too, offering some insights from his experience.
 
The Low Cost of Good Jobs, Friday, June 13, 4–6 pm, Downstairs at Town Hall, 1116 8th Ave, free with registration. 

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