PubliCalendar: Chasing Ice and Celebrating a Century of Lady Legislators

Today's picks for civic nerds.

By Katie Vincent February 13, 2013


  Today’s picks for civic nerds.

For Friday: 

Ode to Glaciers 

This week’s Meaningful Movies screening—Chasing Ice, in high definition—is sponsored by Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice and the Sierra Club. The film documents photographer James Balog’s journey to prove the effect of climate change on Arctic glaciers through four years of time-lapse photography. A discussion moderated by Sierra Club representatives will follow.

'Chasing Ice' Screening, Fri Feb 15, 7–9:30pm, Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Pl N, free. 

For Thursday: 

Valentine’s Day with Legislators 

The Washington chapter of the American Institute of Architects presents its annual day of elbow rubbing with legislators, architects, and engineers while discussing issues like sustainability and job creation. Carpooling available through

Capitol Connections 2013, Thu Feb 14, 9:30am–4pm, Heritage Room at Capitol Lake, 604 Water St SW, Olympia, free. 

I am Woman 

Take part in the global V-Day protest—founded in 2012 by playwright Eve Ensler—to protest violence against women and girls through performance, film clips, dancing, chocolate, and champagne. Sponsored by the Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future, Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking, and Bainbridge Graduate Institute. 

Rise Up Seattle: Chocolate and Champagne, Thu Feb 14, 5:30–7:30pm, HUB Seattle, 220 Second Ave S, $15–35. 

And for Today: 

Celebrate 100 Years of Women in the Legislature

Several current and former state lawmakers will hold a panel discussion to celebrate 100 years of women in the legislature, going back to Francis C. Axtell from Bellingham and Nena J. Croake from Tacoma, both elected in 1912, just two years after women got the vote in Washington state. 

100 Years of Women in the Legislature, Wed Feb 13, 1–2:30pm, Cherberg Building Hearing Room 3, 304 15th Ave, Olympia, free.

Coal is for the Naughty 

Environmental public news project EarthFix presents a panel to discuss the ramifications of the proposed coal train terminal north of Bellingham. Speakers include Lummi Indian Tribe representative Jeremiah Julius, train union leader Mike Elliott, and Climate Solutions spokeswoman Kiberly Larson. 

Exploring the Powder River Basin Coal-Train Proposals, Wed Feb 13, 7:30–9pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5. 

The “Moo”-ddle Way

Join the Bainbridge Graduate Institute for an evening with Fred Kirschenmann, the sustainable agriculture pioneer known globally for his “Agriculture of the Middle” (AOTM) proposal. Food, drink, and networking will follow, and registration is requested. 

Net Impact BGI: Food and Agriculture, Wed Feb 13, 6–9pm, BGI Pioneer Square, Fourth Floor, 220 Second Ave S, free. 

To Write, or Not to Write 

For science types—and, presumably, scribes of any other non-fiction persuasion—the Northwest Science Writers Association hosts a night to ease your most daunting publishing fears. Environmental author and Seattle Times writer, Lynda Mapes, literary agent Anne Depue, and acquisitions editor Ranjit Arab of the University of Washington Press will all be on hand. 

Insights from a Writer, and Agent, and a Publisher, Wed Feb 13, 7:15–8:15pm, University House, 4400 Stone Way N, $5.

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