For Thursday: 

A Streetcar Named Broadway

Scope out the plans for the First Hill streetcar’s proposed expansion up Broadway, and dazzle the planning committee with your nerdy civic opinions.

Broadway Streetcar Extension Open House, Thu Dec 13, 4–6pm, The Broadway Room, Silver Cloud Hotel, 1100 Broadway, free.

A Lump of Coal to You, Gateway Pacific 

No coal industry in Puget Sound! Don a red shirt and join Sierra Club to protest the proposed Gateway Pacific coal export terminal on Cherry Point. Show up to testify or just watch what is sure to be a raucous, packed hearing. RSVP at link below.

Gateway Pacific Coal Exports Public Hearing, Thu Dec 13, 4-7pm, Ballroom 6F, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Pl, free. 

Channel Captain Planet

We’re all aware of the monsoon rains, melting snowpack, and acidification of Puget Sound. This panel discussion—featuring Adrienne Greve, author of Local Climate Action Planning—hopes to devise solutions for our region and empower citizens to spread the wor about climate change.

Flooding, Storm Surges-- What's Next? Our Regional Response to a Warming Climate, Thu Dec 13, 7:30–9pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.

Wrap it Up

Get some goodwill hours in at Miller Community Center wrapping presents for an upcoming holiday bash benefitting Country Doctor Community Health Centers. They have more than 1000 presents to wrap, so bring your friends!

Gift Wrapping Work Party, Thu Dec 12, 4–9pm, Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E, free.

And for Today:

Burro Bash 

Calling all Democrats! Your local district of donkeys hosts its annual holiday potluck party. Bring a dish and an unwrapped plaything or two for their yearly toy drive, and celebrate this year’s wondrous Election Day. 

34th District Democrats' Holiday Party, Wed Dec 12, 6pm, The Hall at Fauntleroy, 9131 California Ave SW, free.

Politics in Patagonia

The library’s Global Lens series brings this screening of a quirky Argentinian dramedy: A small village can now elect its first mayor after seven years of dictatorship, resulting in a democratic kerfuffle of corruption and severed fingers.

Global Lens Film Screening: 'The Finger', Wed Dec 12, 6:30–8:30pm, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1, Level 4, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, free.

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