For Today

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Dinner for North Helpline

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.

For Saturday

Weigh in on Utilities

Seattle Public Utilities is preparing its Strategic Business Plan for 2015–2020. Have an opinion on rates or services? You know you do!

Share your thoughts and concerns at a community meeting in southeast Seattle. Or if you can't attend, fill out an online survey

Have a Say in Your Future Utilities, Sat, March 1, 10am–12:30pm, Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S Myrtle St, free.

For The Weekend

Seattle Bike Expo

Whether you bike everywhere you go or just around the neighborhood once in a while, the Seattle Bike Expo probably has something for you.

With vendors showing off the latest gear and presentations on everything from family biking to falling down in public, the Expo gives you two days to learn more than you ever thought possible about tires, chains, riding, and gear.

26th Annual Seattle Bicycle Expo, Sat–Sun, March 1–2, Smith Cove Cruise Terminal 91, 2001 W Garfield St, $12 (two-day pass).

Advance Notice for March 7

Car Sharing Forum

We've talked a lot about ridesharing on the blog lately, but another green transportation option that hasn't gotten as much attention is car sharing.

The sharing of actual cars (as opposed to just rides) reduces the number of cars in Seattle and makes living carless (or car-lite) in the city easy. Zipcar and car2go are the ones we've all seen, but there are also options for car-owning individuals to rent out their personal vehicles, whether for a ride downtown or a weekend trip. 

Transportation Choices Coalition's forum on car sharing will cover Seattle's car-sharing options and how they meet different drivers' needs, as well as the future of car sharing and its potential role in a greener, less congested city. 

March Friday Forum: Sharing is Caring, Fri, March 7, noon–1pm, 401 Fifth Ave Room 121, free.

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