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Youth Drug Summit

Whether or not you support Washington's recent legalization of marijuana, the new law could make navigating the world of teens and drugs harder for parents.

With experts on adolescent psychology, addiction, and law enforcement, this panel discussion will cover the possible pitfalls of legal marijuana and how to help your kids handle a new world of accessibility.

Keeping Kids Safe in Changing Times, Wed, February 26, 7:30–9pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.

For Thursday

Drink for the Cedar River Watershed

Have a beer and give money to the Friends of the Cedar River Watershed. The Friends is a nonprofit organization working to restore and protect the Cedar River/Lake Washington Watershed, and to provide environmental education to young people.

For every drink you buy at the Rooftop Brewing Company, $1 will go to The Friends.

Drink Local with Rooftop Brewing Company, Thu, February 27, 5–9pm, Rooftop Brewing Company, 6 Dravus Street, free.

For Friday

Dinner for North Helpline

From the Advance Notice files: Eat spaghetti and support North Helpline Emergency Services & Food Bank. The Lake City Lions Club is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner event with food, live music, wine and beer, and raffles.

All proceeds go to supporting North Helpline in its 25-year mission to reduce hunger and poverty in Seattle.

Spaghetti Dinner, Fri, February 28, 5–7:30pm, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, $10.


Advance Notice for March 12

UNESCO City of Literature

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated seven cities in the world as Cities of Literature. The prestigious designation both honors a city's literary history and its present diversity of literary opportunity—and also offers chances for travel and exchange among writers across the globe.

And Seattle could become the eighth city. Local novelist Ryan Boudinot (Blueprints of the Afterlife and Misconception: A Novel) started the nomination process by seeking out sponsors, and the City Council passed a unanimous resolution in January to support Seattle's bid. Boudinot will file the official application in March.

Join Boudinot and other Seattle literary leaders to discuss why The Emerald City deserves this designation and what it could mean for enhancing the city's culture.

Seattle: City of Literature, Wed, March 12, 7:30–8:45pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, free.

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