This Weekend In South Seattle: Walk Away Day, Meaningful Movies, and Walk & Run for Sickle Cell, and

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, September 18th

Movies: Opening Day of Black Mass Details: Starring Johnny Depp.  In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.Time: 4:10pm, 7:00pm, 9:40pm-Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118. More Info:

Community: Crafternoon Details Drop-in for crafting, games and other activities. Sponsored by Friends of Skyway Library.Ages 6 to 12.- Where: Skyway Library: 7614 South 126th Street, Seattle, WA 98178.- Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Community: Day of Caring at Mount Baker ParkWhere: 2521 Lake Park Drive South, Seattle WA 98118.- Time: 10:00am-2:00pm More Info:

Community: Meat Raffle Details:Every Friday, come on down to the Skyway VFW post for your chance to get a great deal on fresh meat! “Meat” some new friends and save some grocery money. Your dollars help support our great VFW Post and all of the charitable work they do for our vets and our community.-Time: 4:00pm- 7:00pm –Where: Skyway VFW Post 9430: 7421 South 126th Street Seattle, WA 98178

Movies: Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies: Watershed Details: The film Watershed asks these questions– Can we meet the needs of a growing population? Can we find harmony among the competing interests of cities, agriculture, industry, recreation, wildlife and indigenous communities with rights to the water?  The current uses of Colorado River water (serving 30 million people) prevent it from reaching its outlet at the Gulf of California.  Encroaching salt water into groundwater supplies endanger agriculture and wildlife habitat.  Watershed highlights personal stories of water users along the river and presents a solution than may serve the needs of all. Our special guest will be Mike Brent from the Cascade Water Alliance who will join us for a discussion of our regional water supplies, current conditions and plans for the future.  This has been a tough season for those who depend on local rivers. Where: Garden House: 2336 15th Avenue South (across the Shell station).- Time: Doors Open at 6:15pm, Movie stars at 7:00pm- More Info:

Community: Seattle Catholic Worker Drop-In Center Details:All are welcome for food, coffee, good conversation or just a dry, warm place to be.Time: 9:00m- 12:00pm –Where: Hillman City Collaboratory: 5623 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118

Health: ROAR Farm StandDetails: Join us Friday evenings, June 12th to September 25th, for the weekly ROAR farm stand at the Hillman City P-Patch! Come listen to music, enjoy the beautiful weather, meet your neighbors and purchase some locally grown veggies! Roots of All Roads (ROAR) is a mobile farm stand connecting communities with locally grown produce, facilitating education and creating opportunities to come together through the shared experience of food and nourishment. Time: 5:00pm- 7:00pm –Where: Hillman City P-Patch: 4613 S Lucile Street, Seattle, WA 98118- More Info:

Music: Swindler- Details:Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, a sound that blends an innovative fusion of funk, groove, jazz and rock that is, undeniably Swindler. Featuring Seattle veteran guitarist Mike Saskor (Olympic Sound Collective, Rai, Altered States of Funk, Salem, Toadstool), jazz keyboardist Willow Goodine, drummer Chris Martin and bassist Rob Cochran, Swindler is able to bring the dance floor alive, while also leading listeners through an amazing collage of improvisational creativity during each show.– Time: 8:00pm-Where: The Royal Room Seattle  5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle –  More Info:


Saturday, September 19th

Health: 10th Annual Walk/Bike/Run for Sickle CellDetails: 8:00 25-mile Endurance Bike Ride Map of bike ride – 10:00 Opening Ceremony- 11:00 10-mile Family Bike Ride- 11:00 3.6-mile Walk- 12:00 BBQ and Live Entertainment- 12:30 Closing Program-Time: 8:00am- 3:00pm –Where: 5900 Lake Washington Blvd. Seward Park Seattle, WA 98118- More Info:

Community: Life Skills 2 Work: Career Readiness Training ClassesDetails: 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. All referrals must include the appropriate documentation, including the Referral / Staffing Document.-Time: 8:15am- 2:50pm –Where: New Holly Learning Center: 7058 32nd Avenue S- 2nd floor of the learners building Seattle, WA 98118- More Info: Joseph Garcia

Dance: Speak Up and Dance: Summer and Fall Youth Education ProgramDetails: My World Dance & Fitness Studio along with Nu Black Arts West Theatre is offering FREE classes in Drama, Voice, Movement, Video Production, World History, and Creative Writing Classes are SATURDAYS only for 8 weeks and includes a FREE lunch! Open to ages 12-20-Time: 10:00am- 3:00pm –Where: 843 Hiawatha Place South, Seattle, WA 98144

Community: Walk Away DayDetails: Walk Away Day is an event created to bring together the community to support YOU in taking a stand and walking away from negative things in your life. Walk from Franklin High School to Genesee Park – and get access to community resources, job connections as well as music and community resources to help you walk away from the old and into the new. –Time: 10:30am- 6:00pm –Where: Genesee Park: 4316 Genesee Street, Seattle, WA- More Info: www,

Technology: One-on-One Computer HelpDetails:Do you have questions about basic internet searches, how to set up an email account or use Microsoft Office? Help is available at the Skyway Library every Saturday –Time: 10:00am- 12:00pm –Where: Skyway Library 7614  South 126th Street Seattle WA 98178

Community: 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 and Innovation: 3100 S. Alaska St. Seattle, WA 98108- More Info:

Music: Picoso CD ReleaseDetails: Join Picoso in celebrating 11 years of original Latin dance music with the release of their 3rd studio album, Mi Paraiso. From salsa to son, cumbia to reggaeton, come ready to shake it to one of Seattle’s hottest dance bands. Also on the bill is KBCS’s own DJ Funkscribe, bringing you everything from rare selections to classic cuts, always funky.-Time: 9:00pm-Where: The Royal Room Seattle  5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle –  More Info:


Sunday, September 20th

Community: Mount Baker Town Center Street Festival- Details: Join the Friends of Mount Baker Town Center as we create a fun community gathering place at the Mount Baker Link light rail station. The afternoon will be filled with entertainment, art, food trucks, and special installations celebrating the area’s rich history and connections to surrounding neighborhoods.Time: 11:30am- 6:00pm –Where: Mount Baker Station (Rainier Ave S. between S. Winthrop St. and S. Forest St., Seattle)- More Info:

Art: Orchid Journeys: A Writing Expedition Into Deborah Moore’s Glass Orchidarium Details: The world of orchids occupies both the fantastic and the real. They evoke stories through their names and their shapes—a ghost growing in air, a monkey staring back. Even more fantastic is the supernatural world created by glass. Ms. Moore’s work gives permission to the impossible. Through a two-hour workshop, participants will discover the impossible through explorative writing journeys to vistas where “how and why” stories frolic along with fables and poems. Building on our walk through the Glass Orchidarium created by Debora Moore, images of living orchids, observations and reflections gathered from watching creation occur through glass and the natural world, we will use prompts to generate writing across genres. We will stay focused on short forms to be enjoyed by all. No previous writing experience is required.-Time: 2:00pm – Where: Northwest African American Museum: 2300  S Massachusetts St. Seattle, WA 98144- More Info:

Music: Zooma BellaDetails: Zooma Bella will bring it, so you can swing it! An 8 piece show band of seasoned music veterans, capturing the style and flavor of the Louis Prima/ Keeley Smith Era, with a punchy horn section, a snappy rhythm section, and the dual vocal stylings of Joe Fromaggio and Atsa Nice. Time: 7:00pm –Where: The Royal Room: 5000 Rainier Avenue South 98118

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