For Today

Civic Cocktail

Hosted by former Seattle Times columnist Joni Balter, this two-part event starts off with a conversation featuring King County Executive Dow Constantine about Metro buses—the subject of November's Prop. 1—and the county budget, and ends with a panel discussion about the fall ballot in general (including a potential tax increase for preschool funding) and the potential for voter tax fatigue. 

The panel will include former deputy mayor Tim Ceis and longtime political consultant (and PubliCola co-founder) Sandeep Kaushik, along with 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

For Thursday

Lake City Farmer's Market

Today is the last day of the Lake City Farmer's Market. It will last for four hours and feature PK Dwyer, a traveling blues artist, from 4–6pm for the last hurrah of the season.

Stock up on artisan cheeses, seasonal fruits and vegetables and grass-fed meats. 

Lake City Farmer's Market, Thu, Oct 2, 3–7pm, NE 125th and 28th NE, free

For Friday

Molly Melching: Community Development from the Ground Up

Molly Melching, founder of Tostan, an NGO that promotes literacy and community engagement throughout rural African communities, will be at Town Hall to discuss community empowerment through a process called deep listening.

While this might strike some as a little woo, Melching’s success with Tostan (over 1,000 employees working in 450 communities worldwide) suggests there is more to her approach than just being a really good listener. And her passion for women's empowerment, community health, and financial literacy are as relevant in developed communities as they are in developing nations.

Molly Melching: Community Development from the Ground Up, Fri, Oct 3, 7:30–9pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Street, free (with registration)

Advance Notice for October 16

Central Co-op Presents: 'Food For Change'

Central Co-op, Capitol Hill’s granola-crunching neighbor to Trader Joe's, is screening Food for Change, a first-of-its-kind documentary that explores the trajectory of the food co-op as a community model, as well as the importance of organic foods and the establishment of regional food systems.

Following the screening, filmmaker Steve Alves will take the stage for a discussion about how co-ops are helping to shape the consumer landscape in the Northwest.

Central Co-op Presents: Food For Change, Thurs, Oct 16, 7–10pm, Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, $5


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