Today’s picks for civic nerds.  

 For Friday:

Civilians in the Syrian Conflict

Thousands are dead from the ongoing conflict in Syria. In the midst of the complicated politics of the region, this documentary shows the troubled territory through the impact of the conflict on its civilians. 

The Suffering Grasses, Fri Apr 5, 7–9pm, Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Pl N, University District, free.

For Thursday:

No-Sweat Auction

Girls on the Run of Puget Sound may use running as a way of encouraging girls to build confidence and fitness, but their upcoming auction will be exercise-free, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer.

The auction itself will feature a football signed by Seahawks, a Mariners Suite, Disney and San Francisco getaways, and more. 

No Run, All Fun Auction, Thu Apr 4, 6–9pm, Shilshole Bay Beach Club, 6413 Seaview Ave NE, Ballard, $40–85.

Writer Reading at Books on the Bus

Members of Books on the Bus, a local book group for transit riders, will discuss Octavia Butlers's Parable of the Sower with local sci-fi and fantasy writer Nisi Shawl.

Books on the Bus, Thu Apr 4, 7–9pm, 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S, free.

And for Today:

Reimagining Immigration

Passionate or even just curious about immigration reform? RSVP to join fellow Washingtonians wjo support providing a path to citizenship for undocumented US residents. And be sure to sign the petition.

Easter Recess Petition Delivery and Meeting, Wed Apr 3, 2pm, Senators Murray and Cantwell's Tacoma Offices, 950 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, free. 

Keys to Camping

As the weather begins to match the season (finally!), learn how to camp properly, including everything from how stay warm to the gear you'll need. Hurry—spots are filling up fast.

Camping Basics, Wed Apr 3, 7–8pm, REI, 7500 166th Ave NE, Redmond, free.

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