For Today

National Presidential Joke Day

The unofficial holiday is not at the expense of our past presidents, but rather is honoring their sense of humor, and at times, lack thereof. The origins of this obscure holiday lay with none other than Ronald Reagan. The former president was testing his microphone for a radio interview and thinking that he wasn't live, causally made a joke about bombing the Soviet Union. 

Be sure to share your favorite moments with friends and remember, bonus points for self-deprecating jokes. In celebration of this great day, we give you one of our favorite presidential jokes in recent years. Enjoy.

For Tuesday

I-90 Integrated Transit Service Open House

Sound Transit and King Country Metro Transit are hosting an open house to show Eastside residents what is happening with the transit service coming their way. With the East Link light rail extension projected to open in 2023, the agencies are still working on the specifics of the bus routes, but want to provide the community with an update.

Head down to the Issaquah Hilton Garden Inn and educate yourself about how much easier your life could get (albeit in nine years) and contribute your questions, comments, and concerns. 

 I-90 Integrated Transit Service Open House, Tues, Aug 12, 6-8pm, Issaquah Hilton Garden Inn,1800 NW Gilman Blvd, free.

For Wednesday

40 Years of P-Patch: From Uptown to Belltown

Remember how we’ve been reminding you for more than a week about this event? Well the day has come. Seattle has been home to P-Patch community gardens for four decades, and MOHAI is intrigued by the city's dedication to communal cultivation.

The museum has conscribed green thumb author Bill Thorness to lead a walk through P-Patches new and old, spanning 2 miles starting from the UpGarden P-Patch atop the Mercer Street Parking Garage. 

40 Years of P-Partch: From Uptown to Belltown, Wed, Aug 13, 6–8pm, UpGarden P-Patch, 300 Mercer Street, $25.

Advance Notice for August 23

All Things Japanese Sale

The time for the fourth annual one-day-only sale at the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington has come. This year, hosted by Hosekibako: Japanese Resale Shop, the sale will feature clothing, antiques, ceramics, toys, and more. 

All proceeds from the sale will go to the JCCCW and aid in the cultivation and promotion of Japanese culture in the community. You can donate your Japanese items to be sold, volunteer at the sale, or come by on August 23 and pick up that kimono you know you've been dying to buy. Prices are starting at $0.25 so you better go early if you want to get your size. 

All Things Japanese Sale, Sat, Aug 23, 11am-4pm, Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington, 1414 South Weller Street, free.

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