This Weekend In South Seattle: Candidates Forum and “Tricked Out” Bikes

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Saturday, July 11th

Community: Hydration Station and Bike Helmet GiveawayDetails: The Rainier Beach Merchants Association invites local families to a giveaway of 100 kids’ bike helmets, and to trick out their bikes and helmets with creative decorating options as well as other family and cycling activities during the event. Bike Works will also be on hand to help parents learn how to fit helmets properly, and to share some no-nonsense safety tips for the growing community of cyclists in Rainier Beach. –Time: 5:30am- 9:00am –Where:Rainier Beach High School (8815 Seward Park Ave. S) Seattle, WA 98118- More Info: Click Here

Civics: Candidates Forum Brought to you by the Coalition of Immigrants, Refugees and Communities of ColorDetails: The Coalition of Immigrant, Refugees and Communities of Color (CIRCC) is working to ensure there are opportunities for input and dialogue between the communities and the candidates. The event will focus on City Council Candidate for the 2nd and 3rd City Council Districts, as well as the candidates for the two at-large City Council positions. . –Time: 10:00am- 3:00pm –Where: Eritrean Community Center: 2402 E.Spruce Street

Community: Lakewood Seward Park Community Garage SaleDetails: Interested in shopping? Currently 25 homes are signed up. Find out where they will be here.Interested in having a sale? Just email your address to: and they will publish and distribute a map to all of the sales (sale time from 9-2 unless you designate otherwise). They will promote in the community. You will put up signage at and near your home. Don’t have enough stuff to bother with a sale but want to raise some money for your own cause and join in the community building? Consider hosting a refreshment or snack station and they will put you on the map.

Community: Life Skills to Work: Career Readiness Training ProgramDetails: The Life-Skills-to-Work (LSW) process provides students with the Learn-to-Learn & Cognitive Behavior skill-sets needed for successful transition from prison & jail back to the community. The course work emphasizes practical skills development, assessment tools and application for successful education, training, employment and family reintegration student outcomes.-Time: 8:15am- 2:50pm –Where:New Holly Learning Center 7058 32nd Avenue S. – 2nd floor of the Learners Building
Seattle, WA 98118- RSVP:

 Music: Urban Mix 101 presented by Itech 4 Life SolutionsDetails: An intro to the fundamentals of Digital Audio Recording and Music production. Students will be familiarized with the Protools(DigiDesign) work environment as well as the Reasons workspace. Students will also be introduced to an analog mixing console and learn how the digital and analog systems correlate in a typical recording environment. Students will be able to create a unified mix on CD with both vocals and instrumentation by the course’s end.-Time: 1:00pm- 3:00pm –Where: Africatown Center for Education & Innovation 3100 S. Alaska St. Seattle, WA 98108-  More Info:

 Music: New RadiosDetails: New Radios is a groovy funk construct of original songs based on a young, troubled youth trying to find his way in the world, featuring Michael Stegner, Keith Lowe, Skerik, Wayne Horvitz and Byron Vannoy.-Time: 10:00pm-Where: The Royal Room Seattle  5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle –  More Info:

Sunday, July 12th

Music: Columbia City BeatwalkDetails: BeatWalk is a monthly music festival featuring live music at multiple venues in Columbia City every second Sunday from June through October. BeatWalk always features a diverse line-up of first-rate, local musicians hosted by neighborhood businesses for audiences of all ages. Since 1994 BeatWalk has brought music lovers together for a fun and safe night out on the town! –Time: 8:00pm-Where: The Royal Room Seattle  5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle –  More Info:

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