For Thursday

LGBT Commission

Like the arts commission PubliCalendar wrote about last week, the LGBT commission is comprised of 15 citizens appointed by the mayor's office and city council to, in short, be an advocate for and advisor of concerns related to the LGBTQ community.

The commission meets monthly to discuss legislation, policy, programs, and budget items. These meetings are open to the public.

LGBT Commission, Thu, Dec 18, 6:30pm, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave, Free

For Thursday (Extra Cal)

Sierra Club End of the Year Party

The Seattle chapter of the venerable Sierra Club throws its annual party to celebrate another year of fighting the good fight for environmental conservation. Specific to Seattle, the Sierra Club spent 2014 opposing coal export terminals and pushing for clean energy initiatives.

Speakers include congresswoman Suzan DelBene of the First Congressional District and Joe Fitzgibbon, Washington state representative, 34th Legislative District, and chair of the House Environment Committee.

Sierra Club gifts, appetizers, and beer will also be available.

Sierra Club End of the Year Party, Thu, Dec 18, 6pm, Fremont Abbey, 4272 Fremont Ave N

For Friday

Meaningful Movies: Nothing Like Chocolate

Nothing Like Chocolate tells the story of Mott Green, founder of Grenada Chocolate Company, who strove to sell a product that was made responsibly, from harvesting to packaging. This meant working with local cooperative producers in Grenada, using only organic materials, and manufacturing the chocolate in his solar-powered factory.

The story is made bittersweet since Green died suddenly in his factory in 2013. The documentary is narrated by Susan Sarandon. It's the season finale of Meaningful Movies, so don't miss out on this one.

Meaningful Movies: "Nothing Like Chocolate," Fri, Dec 19, 7pm, Garden House, 3226 15th Ave S, Free

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