PubliCalendar: Little City Hall

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Ezra Parter July 29, 2014

Tom Rasmussen wants to hear directly from constituents how he's doing and what else the city needs.

Little City Hall with City Council Member Tom Rasmussen
Councilmember Rasmussen will be at the Queen Anne Community Center today 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.

For Thursday

Watch the Blue Angels Practice

When the Blue Angels practice on Thursday and Friday, you're not going to want to be anywhere near I-90. Escape the gridlock and enjoy the aviators' showmanship from Columbia Center's Sky View Observatory.
The Observatory, way up on the 73rd floor, looks out over Lake Washington and is one of the few places in the city where most of what the Blue Angels do will be easily visible. Block off some time to see Thursday's practices; first in the morning and again in the early afternoon. 
Watch the Blue Angels Practice, Thurs, July 31, 9:45am-noon and 1:15-2:40pm, Columbia Center Sky View Observatory, 701 5th Ave, $12.50.

Advance Notice For August 14

Bus Bash 2014

The Washington Bus, the Seattle force working to engage young people in the political process, is putting the party back in politics again this summer when the annual Bus Bash takes place in mid-August. Dinner, drinks, dancing, and a drawing for prizes including dinner for two at Von Trapp's and a Sub Pop deluxe gift pack should make the evening fun.
All proceeds go toward the Washington Bus Education Fund, which provides the dollars the Bus needs to offer fellowship, internship, and campus programs for aspiring political youth. 
Bus Bash 2014, Thurs, Aug 14, 6-9pm, Material Good, 2959 Utah Ave South, $50-$75. 

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