PubliCalendar: Last Day to Register to Vote

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Ezra Parter July 28, 2014

It just doesn't make sense not to.

For Monday
Last Chance to Register to Vote
Not registered yet, but hoping to vote in this year's election?
Time is running short. Online registration has already closed, but you can still register in person today by 4:30pm to participate in August's election. 
Multiple candidates and Proposition 1, the measure to create a metropolitan park district in Seattle, are on the ballot. Don't neglect your civic duty; register by Monday, study up, and cast an educated vote by August 5. 
Our pro and con parks district editorials are here, plus here's a guest Cola op/ed supporting the parks district from former mayor Mike McGinn. 
Last Chance to Register to Vote, Mon, July 28, 4:30pm, King County Administration Building, 500 4th Avenue Rm 440, free.
For Tuesday

Little City Hall with City Council Member Tom Rasmussen
Councilmember Rasmussen will be at the Queen Anne Community Center tomorrow with his staff to meet constituents and hear their concerns directly.
Got a bit of legislative advice or thoughts on an issue? Rasmussen's your guy. His focus—as chair of the Transportation Committee—is, of course, on transportation, but he'll happily listen to input on any of the issues facing the city at the moment. 
Little City Hall with City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, Tue, July 29, 6–8pm, Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 1st Ave West, free.

Spoke and Food

Eighteen restaurants around the city, including the Fremont Brewery and Flying Squirrel pizzeria, are participating in Tuesday evening’s fifth annual Spoke and Food event. Bike to them, eat a meal, and see 20 percent of your tab go to benefit Seattle's Outdoors for All Foundation.

The Foundation offers outdoor activities to children and adults with disabilities, helping them share the joy of the Northwest's active culture without overly impacting their ability to pay medical bills. Last year's record-setting event raised over 6 grand for Bike Works Northwest; help Spoke and Food set a new record by simply eating dinner at a participating restaurant

Spoke and Food, Tue, July 29, multiple locations, variable prices.

For Wednesday

UW Botanical Gardens Summer Pruning Class

It may already be the middle of summer, but it's not too late for a lesson in summer pruning. Home gardnes need a good trim to stay vivacious and vibrant, and who could be better to learn from than the staff at one of Seattle's premier public green spaces. 

The two-part class includes a detailed lesson at the Botanical Gardens' private classroom on Wednesday followed by a hands-on demonstration at a private home on Thursday. Attend the lecture to get the chance to see the tricks of the trade in action.

UW Botanical Gardens Summer Pruning Class, Wed & Thurs, July 30-31, 6:30–8:30pm, UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, $70.

Advance Notice 

Who's Your Transit Hero?

The Transportation Choices Coalition's annual event is coming up on September 11, and this year they're unveiling a new award: The People's Choice Transit Hero.

Have a say in who wins by voting online, and make sure the person or organization who you believe has done the most to improve Seattle's transportation system gets proper recognition.

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