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For the Weekend:

It's the third annual scavenger hunt on wheels—bike wheels. The challenge for bike squads of six or solo bikers is this: Bike around town buying as many food items on the list as you can for the Rainier Valley Food Bank. The organizers, incuding Seattle Bike Blog, encourage you to bring a digital camera or camera phone and to wear a costume. And, of course, bring something to haul food.
 
There's an after party at Full Tilt Ice Cream in Columbia City.
Saturday, Nov 17, 11:00 am, Gas Works Park, 2101 N Northlake Way, Expect to spent about $20 on food for Rainier Valley Food Bank


The Vermillion art gallery and bar is hosting this fundraiser for statewide foodbank Northwest Harvest. There will be a special champagne and cranberry juice drink, cured meats, and fine cheese hors d'oeuvres.

Saturday, Nov 17, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm, Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave., Suggested donation: $10

For Monday: 


City planner Speck picks up where he left off with his bestseller Suburban Nation, a critique of suburban (auto) living. His new book Walkable City explains how to prioritize pedestrians over cars. Doing so, he argues, is the only way to make urban living thrive.

Monday, Nov 19, 7:30 pm–9:00 pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave., $5