PNW Historics Kart Challenge will benefit Seattle Children's Hospital. Image via host Sovren Guild's Facebook.

For Today

Pacific Northwest Historics Karting Challenge

Northwest Historics is getting set for its fifth annual fundraising kart race; the funds go to Seattle Children's Hospital. Twenty-five teams of four will compete to get their names on the championship trophy helmet in one of two ways: winning the race, or raising the most money.

Donate to a team and attend the race at Pacific Raceways in Kent, or register your own team by June 10 if you want a chance at some hardware, glory, and to help save kids' lives.

PNW Historics Karting Challenge, Friday, June 20, Pacific Raceways, 31001 144th Ave SE, Kent, $250 to register, free to attend.

For Saturday 

Carkeek Stars

Join Green Seattle Partnership Saturday morning to help curtail some of the overgrowth at Carkeek Park in preparation for summer. The park gets a lot of use in the warmer months, particularly by kids, so a bit of work to keep it safe will go a long way.  
Gloves and water will be provided, but you'll need to bring your own sturdy shoes, clothes to work in, and dedication to Carkeek's beautification. 

Carkeek Stars
, Sat, June 21, 9am–noon, Carkeerk Park, 950 NW Carkeek Park Road, free. 
For Sunday

North Seattle Block Party

Ever wonder if other people live in North Seattle, too? Well, that much should have been obvious, but this Sunday's Block Party at Oak Tree Village Plaza is a prime chance to meet some of the people, businesses, and community groups who call the north end home. 

The afternoon celebration of all things north includes live music, games for kids, and multiple opportunities to learn about the work—businesses, non-profits, and charities alike— going on above the ship canal.

North Seattle Block Party
, Sun, June 22, 2–6pm, Oak Tree Village Plaza, 10000 Aurora Avenue North, free. 

For Monday

Full Council Meeting

At its Monday meeting, the Seattle City Council will confirm Mayor Murray's Seattle Police Chief nominee Kathleen O'Toole. PubliCola covered O'Toole's background in Boston when she was first nominated.
The council will also pass legislation upzoning a part of Rainier Ave. S. around the Mount Baker light rail station, including the controversial Lowe's block, which PubliCola covered most recently here
Full Council Meeting, Monday, June 23, Council Chambers at Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, free. 

Advance Notice For June 26

Ask the Mayor

Mayor Ed Murray will be at the New Holly Gathering Hall next Thursday to take live questions from the public, discuss Metro cuts, and touch on his education reform plans. New SPD chief nominee Kathleen O'Toole (who should be confirmed on Monday) will join Murray and host Brian Callanan on stage for the second half of the event. 

Seattle Channel will broadcast the discussion at 7pm for those who wish to watch, but attendance is encouraged as it is quite difficult to ask questions through the television. 

Ask the Mayor
, Thu, June 26, 7–8pm, New Holly Gathering Hall,  7054 32nd Ave. South, free.

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