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Here, you’ll find community announcements, events, and other stuff we don’t want to get lost in the fast-churning news cycle!
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* Featured Event *
T’Challaween Costume Parade on Beacon Hill
October 31, 2 p.m.
The South Seattle Emerald in partnership with Rainier Avenue Radio bring you — T’Challaween! This event will feature a 3/4-mile, *socially distant, *COVID-safe costume parade along the Beacon Hill Greenway. Paraders will travel north to south from around S. College St to S. Hanford St along 18th Ave S. (join anywhere along the route!) and catch “no-touch” candy from our volunteers! And Rainier Avenue Radio will livestream the event for those who can’t be there. **MASKS REQUIRED! (Costume masks alone don’t count.)
Thank you to our sponsors The Station, Converge Media, Jump Start Consulting, Bar del Corso, Urban Feed & Garden, Beacon Business Alliance, Practically Apparent, and Beacon Arts! (*And a shout out to the Feed the People Plaza and Hello Bicycle!*)
Earshot Jazz Festival
The 2020 Earshot Jazz Festival is underway! Performances are live-streamed, and you can find ticket information on their website. Here are some upcoming performances you might want to catch:
Thursday, October 29: Ahamefule J. Oluo Jazz Quartet at the Royal Room
Friday, November 6: Ben Hunter Group
Find upcoming RAR Community Election Connection events (LAST WEEK!) on Facebook and mark your calendars!
View the Facebook event for…
Candidate Debate for Legislative District 37, State Rep Pos. 1, here;
Candidate Debate for King County Superior Court Judge Pos. 13, here;
And WA Referendum 90 – Sex Education in Public Schools Debate, here.
Announcement — 10/27/20: Help shape the future of King County International Airport – Boeing Field
From King County: King County International Airport – Boeing Field wants the public’s input to help shape the airport’s future. The airport is updating its master plan to meet Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements. Those interested are invited to any of three virtual open houses to learn more about the airport’s draft preferred alternative. Save the date:
Wednesday, October 28:
- 8 – 9:30 a.m.
- 12 – 1:30 p.m.
- 6 – 7 p.m.
Advance registration is required. To register, and for more information on the Master Plan, see kingcounty.gov/KCIAMasterPlan
There will be live translation of the open houses in Spanish, Chinese Traditional and Vietnamese.
You may also send your feedback about the master plan update via:
- Email: KCIACommunityOutreach@kingcounty.gov
- Phone: 206-296-7380 and/or
- US mail: King County Airport 7277 Perimeter Rd. S. Seattle, WA 98108-3844.
Announcement — 10/23/20: Online and Mail-in Voter Registration Deadline Is Mon., Oct. 26
Info from the Secretary of State: Register online at VoteWA.gov, the state’s online voter portal. All you need is a Washington State driver’s license or I.D. You can also change/update your registration, view a personalized voters’ guide (with information on candidates and measures specific to where you live), locate ballot drop boxes, voting centers, and elections offices, and track your marked ballot once it is in the system.
After Oct. 26, you may register in person at a county elections office or voting center during normal business hours and as late as 8 p.m. on Election Day. But don’t wait until the last minute!
Get tons more info in The Emerald’s 2020 Voters’ Guide.
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