For Today

Real Change Annual Breakfast

The local homeless advocacy newspaper hosts its annual fundraising breakfast and celebrates its 20th anniversary with a look forward at the organization's future plans.

Betsy Leondar-Wright, a cross-class activist that argues for social justice, will be in the house along with Real Change vendors, staff, board members, and volunteers. 

Real Change Annual Breakfast, Thu, Sept 18, 7:30–9am, Washington State Covention Center, 800 Convention Pl, free (donation suggested)

For Friday

Park(ing) Day

Raising awareness of public space and pedestrians, SDOT has enlisted citizens in the War on Cars.

Approving 50 applicants, SDOT has authorized a long list of popup parks to liberate parking spaces for the day, turning them into reading rooms, art parks, piano recital halls, and bike repair shops.  

And reminder: Publicola is hosting it's own SwaP(ark) across the street from Harbor Steps on University between Western and Alaskan Way. Bring a sweater, a blouse, a book, or a knickknack that you're done with and exchange it for something else (like The Oxford Companion to English Literature, Fifth Edtion.)

Park(ing) Day, Fri, Sept 19, 9am–3pm, free

For Saturday

International Coastal Cleanup

This annual cleanup effort is the largest volunteer day in service of lakes, rivers, and oceans. All the trash that gets collected is recorded, and the information is sent to the Ocean Conservancy. The organization then publishes a report covering the kinds of objects found in the water; last year the top items were small, plastic, and usually brown or white. 

Alki Beach is getting its own cleanup on this day. Help the cause by collecting flotsam and jetsam from the beach.

International Coastal Cleanup, Sat, Sept 20, 9am–noon, Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave SW, free

Advance Notice for October 4

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Coalition Summit

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is having an all-day meeting to pin down its goals and vision because there was a unanimous request for clarification at its meeting in May. Core and local group members will gather to redefine the coalition’s purpose in order to best serve the community and work with city government.

The coalition was formed in 2011 by three neighborhoods after they the city brushed off their requests for greenways and is made up of 19 local groups and 30 members.

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Coalition Summit, Sat, Oct 4, free

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