Lake Washington Readers
Oct
8
6:30pm 6:30pm

Lake Washington Readers

Every month we read the best book as chosen by our members. We then meet and discuss them.If the book we chose has been made in to a movie or a play, then we might schedule an additional meetup event. If you are fond of reading and would enjoy discussing books like Three Cups of TeaThe Help, and The Art of Racing in the Rain, we would love to have you as a member of our group. RSVP here. 

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Lake Washington Readers
Nov
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

Lake Washington Readers

Every month we read the best book as chosen by our members. We then meet and discuss them.If the book we chose has been made in to a movie or a play, then we might schedule an additional meetup event. If you are fond of reading and would enjoy discussing books like Three Cups of TeaThe Help, and The Art of Racing in the Rain, we would love to have you as a member of our group. RSVP here. 

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Science Fiction & Society Book Club
Nov
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Science Fiction & Society Book Club

Like social and political thought experiments? Science fiction is one of the best places to explore important social issues we face today. The best speculative fiction has always grappled with issues such as gender and race; economic inequality; the role of technology in our lives; questions about personhood itself; post-scarcity societies; environmental concerns; and so much more.

Once each month, we'll meet to discuss a science fiction (or speculative fiction) book that has a strong element of social or political speculation, and talk about what it might mean in terms of a progressive society. We'll read classics and contemporary books, including utopian/dystopian writing, space opera, cyberpunk, and more. Here's a list of the type of books you may encounter...and please, we always love recommendations.

"The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula Le Guin
"Metatropolis" ed. by John Scalzi
"The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood
"Kirinyaga" by Mike Resnick
"Foundation" by Isaac Asimov

 

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Science Fiction & Society Book Club
Sep
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Science Fiction & Society Book Club

Like social and political thought experiments? Science fiction is one of the best places to explore important social issues we face today. The best speculative fiction has always grappled with issues such as gender and race; economic inequality; the role of technology in our lives; questions about personhood itself; post-scarcity societies; environmental concerns; and so much more.

Once each month, we'll meet to discuss a science fiction (or speculative fiction) book that has a strong element of social or political speculation, and talk about what it might mean in terms of a progressive society. We'll read classics and contemporary books, including utopian/dystopian writing, space opera, cyberpunk, and more. Here's a list of the type of books you may encounter...and please, we always love recommendations.

"The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula Le Guin
"Metatropolis" ed. by John Scalzi
"The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood
"Kirinyaga" by Mike Resnick
"Foundation" by Isaac Asimov

 

RSVP HERE

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Founders Day
Aug
6
1:00pm 1:00pm

Founders Day

Join us for an annual celebration of Bob Quinn, the founder of the U-District Needle Exchange and long time customer of Allegro, and help raise funds for the People's Harm Reduction Alliance. Food, fun, and games, including a giant Jenga tournament. 

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Lake Washington Readers
Mar
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

Lake Washington Readers

Every month we read the best book as chosen by our members. We then meet and discuss them.If the book we chose has been made in to a movie or a play, then we might schedule an additional meetup event. If you are fond of reading and would enjoy discussing books like Three Cups of TeaThe Help, and The Art of Racing in the Rain, we would love to have you as a member of our group. RSVP here. 

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Neighbor Day
Feb
11
7:30am 7:30am

Neighbor Day

We invite all Seattle residents to celebrate Neighbor Day on February 11 by indulging in random acts of kindness.

Neighbor Day is a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, make new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live.

Residents, businesses, or community groups are all encouraged to participate however they like. The main goal is simply to reach out and connect with your neighbors through generosity. Here are some ways you can be a part of Neighbor Day:

  • Do something nice for a neighbor: take them to coffee, clean up their yard, bake them some cookies, invite them for a walk.
  • Organize a neighborhood potluck, open house, or work party. It can be as big or simple as you want.
  • Need an idea? We have an extensive list to help inspire you.
  • Want to know how your local business or community group can participate? Here are some ideas
  • If your event is open to the public, you can post it to our online events calendar.
  • Use our flyer to post around your neighborhood or work area to remind people of the day.
  • Have your children color our Neighbor Day coloring sheet and give it to a neighbor.
  • Share a "great neighbor" story or tell us how you are celebrating by tagging us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram and using #neighborday.

History

In 1995, Phinney Ridge activist Judith Wood suggested that the City designate "a special day to celebrate the goodness in those around us and to reach out and strengthen our bonds to each other." Mayor Norm Rice proclaimed the Saturday before Valentine's Day as Neighbor Appreciation Day, and the observance has grown every year since.

 

Check our Neighbor Day on the City of Seattle website for more information. 

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UW Seattle Campus Master Plan Office Hours
Oct
24
3:00pm 3:00pm

UW Seattle Campus Master Plan Office Hours

The UW Seattle campus master plan has been released. If you haven't had a chance to check it out we've added a few links for easy viewing.

The public comment period is going on now, email your comments or attend one of the scheduled open houses and/or office hours. 

For a list of public comment opportunities: http://pm.uw.edu/cmp/about

To review the whole draft plan:
https://pm.uw.edu/…/master-p…/2016-cmp/2016-10-03-UW-CMP.pdf

To review the draft plan abstract:
http://pm.uw.edu/campus-master-plan

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Science Cafe
May
13
3:30pm 3:30pm

Science Cafe

Are you interested in the future of computing technology? 

Do you often think about the continued validity of Moore's Law? 

Come hear from HP Lab's very own Ray Beausoleil as he talks all about the method known as optical resonance and how it applies to the future of computing performance.

Presented by UW/SPS

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