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For Friday:

Canada’s Economic Future

The $1.7 trillion Alberta tar sands oil extraction project will impact the Canadian economy for decades to come: land the size of Greece will be affected by the open pit mine. Find out all about the project's environmental toll.

To the Last Drop, Fri March 29, 7–9:3pm, Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Pl N. free.

For Thursday:

Dialogue for Urban Design 

If Pioneer Square is an area you frequent or would like to, join the discussion on how to connect the waterfront to the neighborhood with transportation and with other urban design possibilities.

 The Promise of Urban Connectors Series, Thu March 28, 5:30–8:30 pm, The Kitchen by Delicatus, 309 First Ave S, Pioneer Square, free.

And for Today:

Drink for a Cause

It would be hard to decline sampling premier wines from the Wine Road in Sonoma County. Even harder to turn down: When the proceeds from 70 of those delectable wines all go to Northwest Harvest, the hunger-relief organization. Meet winemakers and winery owners while listening to jazz from the Emmanuel del Casa trio.

Wine Road on the Road, Wed March 27, 6:30–9 pm, Hyatt at Olive 8, 1635 Eighth Ave, Seattle,  $50.

Lady Leadership

Female changemakers, including founder Kristen Rowe-Finkbeiner and Washington State Budget and Policy Center senior policy activist Lori Pfingst, will talk about how the critical factors that will shape the future of women and girls alike. 

Women Lead a Changing World, Wed March 27, 7–8:30 pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, Seattle, $10.

Medical Marijuana Regulations

Get a first look at the city council's proposals to regulate (and zone for) medical marijuana, which would establish new restrictions on where medical marijuana can be sold, and would allow indoor marijuana gardens of up to 10,000 square feet. 

Medical Marijuana zoning discussion, Wed March 27, 2pm, City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave., Seattle, free.

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