For Today

Mulching the Burke

Friends of the Burke-Gilman at Sand Point is hosting a volunteer event to prepare Seattle’s longest trail for fall. Mulching is the main objective because it protects shallow plants from the cold and allows more water to enter the soil.

The organization was created in 2007 to restore and maintain the 27-mile trail that runs from Ballard to Bothell and is used year-round by pedestrians and cyclists.

Mulching the Burke, Mon, Sept 29, 8:30am–12:30pm, Burke-Gilman Trail, 6927 58th Ave NE, free

For Tuesday

Madison Corridor Rapid Transit Open House

The first meeting regarding the Madison Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Project Definition Study will give a glimpse into the future of transit on Madison Street, which 2012's Seattle Transit Master Plan identified as a potential high-capacity corridor for bus rapid transit. If it's built, the "high-capacity transit corridor" would feature electric trolley buses that would run from near the Colman ferry dock downtown up to 23rd Ave. E. 

Today's meeting will include the opportunity to give the Seattle Department of Transportation your own insighst into transit, pedestrian, and biking improvements that could be made as part of the project.

Madison Corridor Rapid Transit Open House, Tue, Sept 30, 5–7pm, Silver Cloud Hotel, 1100 Broadway, free

For Wednesday

Civic Cocktail

Hosted by Seattle Times columnist Joni Balter, this two-part event will begin with a conversation with King County executive Dow Constantine about impending transit cuts and the county budgets, and end with a panel discussion about the fall ballot and the potential for voter tax fatigue. 

The panel will include former deputy mayor and Prop. 1B consultant Sandeep Kaushik, and city council member Sally Clark.

The event will be broadcast on the Seattle Channel.

Civic Cocktail, Wed, Oct 1, 6pm, Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave, $10–$15

Advance Notice for October 14

Images of the Northwest

Celebrated Pacific Northwest photographer Mary Randlett has been capturing images of the region and its artists for more than 50 years. She will be showing a collection of her artist photographs along with biographical essays for each individual, written by Frances McCue.

Randlett’s breakthrough was in 1963 when she captured a picture of Theodore Roethke, the Pulitzer Prize winning poet, two weeks before his death. The image will be a part of the collection. 

Images of the Northwest, Tues, Oct 14, 7:30–8:45pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

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