For Today

Images of the Northwest

Celebrated Pacific Northwest photographer Mary Randlett has been capturing images of the region and its artists for more than 50 years. She will be showing a collection of her artist photographs along with biographical essays written by Frances McCue.

Randlett’s breakthrough was in 1963 when she captured a picture of Theodore Roethke (shown here), the Pulitzer Prize winning poet, two weeks before his death.

Images of the Northwest, Tues, Oct 14, 7:30–8:45pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

For Wednesday

Maple Leaf Candidates and Issues Forum

Cascade Bicycle Club wants to be your Sherpa.

The Maple Leaf Community Council's annual forum gives local candidates the opportunity to discuss ballot measures, judicial races, and other issues. As voting time approaches, with some key issues on the ballot this year, staying informed (Prop 1? Prop 1A?? Prop 1B???) is the best way to vote in your community's best interest and also win arguments.

The forum will include short speeches from candidates, opportunity for rebuttal, then things will open up for audience members to weigh in. The Maple Leaf forum is usually very well attended, so come join the party.

Maple Leaf Candidates and Issues Forum, Wed, Oct 15, 7–9pm, Olympic View Elementary, 5th NE and NE 95th, Free.

Advance Notice for October 22

Free Pronto Street Skills Class

Have you seen the Pronto kiosks popping up around the city? Are you ready to welcome this brave new world of bike sharing? Fact is, many new Pronto users may not be the most skilled riders, particularly in downtown streets. If you are one of these people, there is no shame in it. Cascade Bicycle Club wants to be your Sherpa.

The public class will cover basics such as choosing the best bike route, how to ride safely in vehicle traffic, even how to fit your helmet properly. You'll be zipping around like a stressed out bike messenger in no time.

Free Pronto Street Skills Class, Wed, Oct 22, 12–1pm, Idea Space, 409 Maynard Ave S. Suite P8, Free

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