Celebrate Hispanic heritage with Mariachi Colima. Photo via Mariachi Colima of Seattle WA Facebook page.

For Sunday

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15–October 15 each year, honors the culture and contributions of Hispanic-Americans throughout history. To celebrate, Mariachi Colima will bring their mariachi music to Seattle Central Library this Sunday; enjoy the music with them during the second weekend of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Mariachi Colima, Sun, September 22, 3–4pm, Seattle Central Library, free.

For Saturday

Compassion Games

Seattle has been one of 19 communities worldwide to host the Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest. The event, which has taken place in Seattle each year since 2010, assigns "Secret Agents of Compassion" to complete random acts of kindness each day for 11 days.

This year's games, which started on September 11, come to a close this Saturday. At the closing ceremony, expect music, special speakers, including Seattle City Council member Richard Conlin, and a moment of silence synchronized across the globe.

Compassion Games Closing Ceremony, Sat, September 21, 3:30-5:30pm, El Centro de la Raza, free.

NARAL Run for your Rights

In honor of influential pro-choice, tennis shoe-wearing women—e.g. the famous filibustering and maybe gubernatorial candidate Sen. Wendy Davis (D-TX) and  “mom in tennis shoes,” U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)—NARAL is hosting a  “Never Underestimate A Woman In Tennis Shoes” 5K. 

The money raised will support NARAL Pro-Choice Washington.

Run for Your Rights!, Sat, September 21, 11am, Seward Park, Seattle, $30.

Tom Daschle for SWYFS

Southwest Youth and Family Services (SWYFS), a group that provides counseling, education, and family support in West Seattle communities, welcomes former South Dakota U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to their annual fundraising gala this weekend. Daschle, who served in the Senate until 2005, will be there with SWYFS leader, his brother Steve Daschle.

Spotlight Gala 2013: Growing Our Community, Sat, September 21, 5:30-8:30pm, The Hall at Fauntleroy, 9131 California Ave SW, Seattle, $100. 

For Friday

A Business Symposium

Seattle City Council President Sally Clark hosts City Council’s first business symposium, offering networking opportunities and advice to grow your gig.

The program will include a resource fair, case study presentations, and tips for working with the media.

Seattle Business Organizations Symposium, Fri, September 20, 8am-noon, Seattle City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room, free.

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