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For Today

You Grow Girl Recruitment Mixer

You Grow Girl provides a variety of wrap around programs for young women who might struggle with a lack of housing, support, and education. The group's programs include after-school creative activities and housing camps, in-school therapy, case management, and transitional living services.

They also need people to help them better serve these at-risk young women. The recruitment mixer will provide information on You Grow Girl's vision and goals. They are hoping to fill seats on their Board of Directors, on one of their many committees, and help raise funds.

You Grow Girl Recruitment Mixer, Tue, Jan 27, 6:30pm, Ballard Beer Company, 2050 NW Market Street, Free

For Wednesday

The Evolution of Iran

Nazila Fathi's book The Lonely War is both political and personal. An exiled Iranian journalist, Fathi provides an insider's look at the shifting economic, cultural, and political environment in Iran—from the 1979 revolution through 2009's election protests—and shares her forecast for the storied nation.

A mix of personal testimony, history, and interviews with all walks of Iranian life, The Lonely War attempts to lift the veil and enhance our understanding of a complex, shifting cultural climate.

The Evolution of Iran, Wed, Jan 28, 7:30pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

Advance Notice for February 5

Seattle City Council District 1: First Look

The communities of West Seattle and South Park are about to get their first official seat on the Seattle City Council, and at least three candidates want that seat. Do they want it enough to partake in a winner-take-all midnight death match? Almost certainly not. Enough to share a stage for an introductory community forum? Absolutely.

The three official candidates (Amanda Kay Helmick, Chas Redmond, and George Capestany) will field questions suggested by West Seattle Blog readers, as well as partake in an audience Q & A session. The event will be moderated by WSB editor Tracy Record.

But what's going to change, really, when District 1 already had representation in councilmember, local Tom Rasmussen? "He has not by any measure been West Seattle-centric," says Record, pushing back on my assertion that Rasmussen was a 'de facto' West Seattle councilmember. "This is the first time West Seattle and South Park will have a city councilmember it can hold accountable for this area's unique challenges and concerns in a time of transition."

Seattle City Council District 1: First Look, Thu, Feb 5, 7pm, Highland Park Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden, Free

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