For Today

Lunch and Learn: Mother-in-Law Apartments and Backyard Cottages

Mother-in-law apartments (or Detached Accessory Dwelling Units) are more common than you think; in fact, our neighbor Oregon is currently experiencing a DADU renaissance

Seattle is now looking to Oregon's model codes for inspiration—and you can get in on the conversation at this special installment of Lunch and Learn, featuring city council land use committee chair Mike O’Brien. 

The panel's goal is to replicate Oregon's successes and pitch the benefits homeowners could see from building these property extensions.

DADU Lunch and Learn, Thu, Apr 23, 12pm, Seattle City Hall Council Chambers, 600 Fourth Ave, Free

For Today (Extra Cal)

Eat for Equality at Coastal Kitchen
With hate crimes on the rise, the Hill is looking like a not-so-safe-space for the LGBTQ. But how can residents reverse this course and make the popular Seattle neighborhood more welcoming and inclusive?

Local businesses like Coastal Kitchen (located at 15th and Republican) are using the power of delicious food to fundraise, spread awareness, and build community. They're hosting a fundraiser Thursday evening as a response to the Mayor's new initiative to make Capitol Hill a safe place.

"We had a staff member experience harassment for their sexual orientation here on the Hill, and it was heartbreaking, it enraged us," manager Christine Kennerly told me. "This is happening right here in our neighborhood, and it's not just impacting our staff, but also the clients we see and serve every day."

Coastal Kitchen is donating 100 percent of sales from purchases of Caffe Vita Coffee, Georgetown Brewing Company, and Oola Vodka products to local non-profit LGBTQ Allyship. In addition to donating the ticket rev to the cause, they're also auctioning local artwork.

You can make a dinner reservation (not required) by emailing Kennerly at [email protected]
"It'll be a fun night for people to stop by, have some oysters and local beer, and support the cause!" she told me. 

Eat for Equality LGBTQ Allyship Fundraiser, Thu, Apr 23, 5pm, Coastal Kitchen, 429 15th Ave E, $15 

For Friday

Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic
The HPV vaccine prevents several forms of cancer, including one that kills 6,000 people in the U.S. and 250,000 people worldwide each year—but why do vaccination rates continue to remain low? An estimated 79 million Americans are infected with HPV, and less than half of adolescent girls and only 13 percent of adolescent boys in Washington state have received preventive vaccines.

Join a number of organizations including Seattle King County Public Health for a free (with registration) screening of Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic to learn about the impact of the disease and how public health experts are addressing it. 

'Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic' Screening, Fri, Apr 24, 6pm, Seattle Children's Hospital Wright Auditorium, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Free with registration

Advance Notice for April 29

Heroin, and the Roots of Addiction
What do Mexican drug trafficking, the American Dream, and suburban addiction all have in common? According to Sam Quiones, a lot. Join him Wednesday night as he shares insight on his latest work, Dreamland, which tells nine stories about the presence of drugs like heroin and Oxycontin in modern America.

Quiones connects the dots on these not-so-obvious social, political, and economic intersections, and how they fit into the bigger picture of widespread addiction. 

Heroin, and the Roots of Addiction, Wed, Apr 29, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

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