City Budget Hearing
Seattle City Council has officially started its budget deliberations for the next year, and it needs your input. Let City Council know of your budget priorities at the public hearing this Thursday.
Seattle City Budget 2014 Hearing, Thu, October 3, 5pm, Council Chambers, Seattle City Hall, free.
Cap Hill Mayoral Forum
If you missed Monday's mayoral forum, you have another chance this Thursday to hear from candidates Mike McGinn and Ed Murray about their plans for the Capitol Hill community.
Can't attend? Make sure to tweet with the hashtag #CapHillMayor to submit your questions and concerns.
Capitol Hill Mayoral Race Forum, Thu, October 3, 6:30–9pm, Barboza, 925 E Pike St., Seattle, free.
CityClub brings together community members, leaders, and journalists to talk about some of today's pressing civic issues—i.e., the mayor's race. Join the cocktail event to trade ideas with Seattle Times vet Joni Balter, former Seattle mayor Greg Nickels (cool choice), and Interim Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel, to name just a few.
Civic Cocktail, Wed, October 2, 6pm, The Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, $12 ($15 at the door).
Improving Thinking with Technology
Clive Thompson, freelance tech writer for Wired and The New York Times, is coming to Town Hall Seattle this week to tell us why there's no need to worry— the internet and technology is actually improving our minds.
The talk is based on his book, Smarter Than You Think, which explains how modern technology is enhancing our cognitive abilities.
Clive Thompson: Technology is Improving Our Minds, Tues, October 1, 6:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, $5.
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