Image via Woodland Park Zoo.

Today's PubliCalendar Picks for Political and Civic Nerds 

For Friday: 

Union members and supporters will rally at Costco in Issaquah to pressure Costco to stop carrying pizzas produced by Palermo's, whose workers in Milwaukee (where the company's factory is located) have been on strike since early June to protest unfair working conditions, including poor health and safety conditions and low wages.
Fri, Nov 16, noon, Costco Headquarters, 999 Lake Dr. Issaquah.

Holiday shopping for a cause at the Woodland Park Zoo's Education Center, with all proceeds benefiting animal and habitat conservation projects and education outreach around the world. Show up early for a bake and lunch sale or stay late for dinner at the zoo. Admission to the silent auction, sponsored by the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers, is free, but does not include zoo admission. 
Fri, Nov 16, noon-8:00 pm, Woodland Park Zoo, 601 N. 59th St, Free


Join the Seattle City Council and local education experts for a lunchtime panel discussion of the value of even one year of college or vocational education for high-school graduates seeking living-wage jobs.
Fri, Nov 16, noon-1:00 pm, Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave., Bertha Knight Landes Room, Free

And don't forget our PubliCalendar picks for today: 

Sustainable Seattle hosts their annual fundraiser honoring local eco stars for their commitment to environmentalism. Opening remarks by Mike McGinn and keynote speaker Chris Rogers of Point32. Ticket includes a cocktail hour with wine and beer and an exquisite salmon dinner.

Thu Nov 15, 6–9pm, Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, 801 W Government Way, $75-$600.

Marty Makary: What Hospitals Don't Tell You—But Should

Town Hall brings Dr. Marty Makary—author of their Book Club pick, Unaccountable—to enlighten hospital-goers about the mistakes and expenses they may be subject to with the lack of supervision in today's healthcare system. Bring a copy of the book and get in free.

Thu Nov 15, 7:30–9pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $0-$5.

Status of South Park Bridge Construction

King County hosts this community meeting to update residents on the status of the South Park Bridge construction. Engineers will share details construction and excavation work and answer questions.

Thu Nov 15, 7pm, South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave S, free.

Sustainable NE Seattle's Monthly Meeting

Serving those in areas northeast of the ship canal bridge, Sustainable NE Seattle meets to discuss this month's topic: how to enjoy the holidays without purchasing a ton of wasteful "stuff." Childcare provided. Guests encouraged to bring a food item for the "stone soup" salad.

Thu Nov 15, 6:30–9pm, Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 8008 35th Ave NE, free.