Councilman Licata and the rest of the city council have one last chance to get your input on upcoming budget decisions.
Councilman Licata and the rest of the city council have one last chance to get your input on upcoming budget decisions. Image via Facebook.

For Wednesday

Community Budget Workshop

The Seattle City Council is looking for input on 2015-16 spending priorities, and has one more workshop remaining on the schedule.

This final workshop will be focused on public safety and civil rights. The agenda begins with a brief presentation from the City Budget Office before attendees break into small groups to discuss the details with council members.

Community Budget Workshop, Wed, May 14, 6–8pm, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center Room 111, 4408 Delridge Way SW, free. 

For Thursday

Rabbi Donniel Hartman: Putting God Second

In this installment of Faith and Values in the Public Square, Seattle University hosts Rabbi Hartman– President of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and Director of the Engaging Israel Project– for a discussion of religion in the modern world. 

Despite his title and affiliations, Hartman will discuss how putting god second can help save religion from itself. 

We've never had a two-way conversation with god, but we're pretty confident he, she, it wouldn't resent being second fiddle to making the world a better place. And if he/she/it isn't on board with that, well ...

Having said that, we'll now be avoiding kites, umbrellas, and all other tall, metal objects like the plague. 

Faith and Values in the Public Square Presents Rabbi Donniel Hartman, Thu, May 15, 7–9 pm, Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, free ticket required. 

For Friday

Document the Neighborhood: Pioneer Square

Code For Seattle's monthly writing party will focus on Pioneer Square. Coders, bloggers, and anyone with a writing or design project in mind should arrive with their thinking caps on ready collaborate on wasy to upgrade Pioneer Square's online presence. 

The afternoon begins with some snacks and an introductory lesson on using Seattle LocalWiki, followed by a brief jaunt around Pioneer Square to ingrain an accurate image of the neighborhood before four hours of writing and editing gets underway.

Document the Neighborhood: Pioneer Square, Fri, May 16, 2–7 pm, Impact Hub Seattle, 220 2nd Ave S, free. 

Advance Notice For May 23

Celebration of Hearing

Join Seattle Seahawk Derrick Coleman and several teammates at the ROOT Sports Lounge at CenturyLink Field for a benefit dinner to support Special Teams for Hearing, a five-member coalition of Seattle organizations dedicated to helping people with hearing loss overcome their disadvantage.

The night includes food, drink, music, and both an online and live auction. Proceeds go toward Special Teams for Hearing, and all donations made at the event will be matched 100 percent by the Seattle International Foundation.

Coleman, who has been legally deaf since he was three years old, became the third deaf person to play in the NFL—the first on the offensive side of the line of scrimmage when he made the Seahawks roster in 2013, and the first to play in a Super Bowl this past February. Defensive tackle Bonnie Sloan and defensive end Kenny Walker were the first and second deaf players to make the League. 

Celebration of Hearing, Fri, May 23, 6:30–9:30 pm, ROOT Sports Lounge at CenturyLink Field, $125.

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