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Community Climate Forum

Want a chance to meet with city staff to discuss sustainability in Seattle? The newly launched Community Climate Forums should provide just that: an opportunity for grassroots organizations and organizers to meet with leadership and discuss initiatives for making Seattle a greener and healthier city.

The first forum is moderated by Jill Simmons, the definitely-on-the-same-page-as-you-Seattle-hippies director of the Office of Sustainability and Environment.

City council members Sally Bagshaw and Mike O'Brien, as well as other city staff, will also be a part of the forum.

Community Climate Forum, Tue, February 25, 4:30–6:30pm, Bertha Knight Landes Room at Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave, free.

For Wednesday

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.

Advance Notice for March 13

Tales from the Grind

Frustrated with your job? Fantasizing about that final confrontation with your boss that ends with you storming out triumphantly into the sunset? Head to Office Nomads to hear six writers discuss the miserable jobs they've had, lost, or quit. 

Seattle writers Michelle Goodman (The Anti 9-to-5 Guide, My So-Called Freelance Life), Maged Zaher (2013 Stranger GeniusThank You for the Window Office), Jane Hodges (Rent vs. Own, My Year of Living Posthumously), Matthew Neinow (The End of the Folded Map, Best New Poets 2007 and 2012), Sierra Golden (poems forthcoming in Chicago Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, and Permafrost), and Peter Mountford (The Dismal Science, A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism) all share poems and stories about their worst job experiences.

Wage Slaves: Tales From the Grind, Thu, March 13, 6:30–8pm, Office Nomads, 1617 Boylston Ave, free.

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