This Weekend In South Seattle: Community Leadership Institute, ShellNo Victory Celebration, Mount Baker Cleanup

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, October 2nd

Movies: Opening Day of The Martian Details: Starring Matt Damon During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. –Time: 4:20pm, 7:30pm, 9:20pm-Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118. 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

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

Music: Mojo Cannon- Details: Mojo Cannon (formerly known as the Curtis Hammond Band) is a high energy 10 member R&B band from the Seattle area and was a Washington Blues Society “best band” nominee in 2008 and 2013. The band features Bob Virkelyst and Jana Swenson on lead vocals, Mark Noftsger on lead guitar, a talented and soulful rhythm section consisting of Jim Brandt on bass, rhythm guitarist Mark Strom, drummer Steve Thompson, and Bruce Lavin on keyboards, along with a stellar three piece horn section (affectionately called the 13 St. Horns) including David Bernhardt on trumpet, John Coffey on tenor and baritone saxes, and Craig “T-Bone” Daly on trombone.- Time: 8:30pm-Where: The Royal Room Seattle  5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle –  More Info:


Saturday, October 3rd

Food: In the Kitchen with Chef TDetails:  South Seattle’s best chef teaches culinary skills to middle-schoolers –Time: 9:00am- 2:30pm –Where: Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA)

Community: Community Clothing SwapDetails:  lean out your closets and join us for a clothing swap! What’s a clothing swap you ask? Well, it is a glorious opportunity to spend an afternoon with some great folks and getting some new/used clothes to take home! Please bring clothes of all shapes, sizes, and identities, with a specific wish list below for the organizations gathering certain items. Donation is appreciated, but not required, and can come in any of the following ways: -$5-$10 donation for the Collab -Sweatshirts to be donated to Treehouse (a local organization that assists foster children): girl and boy hooded sweatshirts with graphics (Sizes 6-20), teen hooded sweatshirts with graphics (Sizes: S-XXL) -Backpacks for kids K-12 to be donated to Wellspring’s Back to School Drive. Wellspring works with families struggling with crisis, vulnerability and homelessness. No one will be turned away! All left over clothing will be donated to the Jubilee Women’s Center Clothing Boutique!Time: 1:00pm- 3:30pm –Where: Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA)

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

Environment: ShellNo! Victory Celebration!Details: WOW! What a summer this has been and what a way for it to end….We put up a fight against a formidable power and we won this round! People coming together, many prayers, many brave actions, and our collective voices helped made this happen… We are so strong together. Come bask in this moment together as we celebrate our victory! Bring your friends and family! PS: To all those who are far away and were here this summer, thank you for being here then and we miss you and think of you as we celebrate in Seattle. PPS: If you can, please bring food to share and beverages of your choice. You’re encouraged to save a paper plate by bringing your own reusable dishes.Time: 7:00pm –Where: Hillman City Collaboratory 5623 Rainier Avenue South

Community: First Saturday of the Month Mount Baker CleanupDetails: Join your neighbors in a community clean up on October 3 in Mount Baker! Volunteers will be cleaning area streets, including the area around the Mount Baker Town Center. Organizers will hand out supplies (bags, grabbers, gloves, & vests) at 9:00AM in the plaza under the Mt. Baker Light Link Station and will work with the City of Seattle’s Adopt A Street program ensure that the garbage bags will be picked up in a timely manner. “There is evidence that suggests that crimes are more likely to be committed in areas strewn with trash. ( So, if you are concerned about the garbage that litters our streets and parks, please help clean up our neighborhood. Volunteers have been participating in monthly cleanups since January, but unfortunately this is an ongoing issue and we need your help. This is a simple and direct way to make a difference in our neighborhood and if you bring your kids, it is a great way to teach them about civic responsibility. High school students can also earn community service hours!” ~ Anne Miller, Friends of Mount Baker Town Center –Time: 9:00am –Where: Mt. Baker Light Rail Plaza- More Info: Contact Anne Miller at

Community: Community Leadership Institute Opening CeremonyDetails: Puget Sound Sage & South CORE invite you to attend their Community Leadership Institute (CLI) Opening Ceremony on Saturday, October 3rd at 10:30am.The Community Leadership Institute (CLI) trains and places advocates from low-income communities and communities of color to move an equity agenda on strategic local and regional boards and commissions. The six-month Fellowship deepens and integrates knowledge about affordable housing, transportation justice, economic and workforce development and labor, health equity and climate justice, and land use planning.  Fellows learn how to play the “rules of the game,” including Parliamentary Procedure and municipal budgeting effectively and ethically, and reflect on the Art of Politics. Puget Sound Sage and South CORE invite anyone who is passionate about advancing equity for underrepresented communities to join in celebrating. The Opening Ceremony will include speeches from local leaders, an opportunity to give feedback on the King County Equity and Social Justice Plan, a panel on the intersection of equity, climate, transportation and housing as well as an introduction to our CLI cohort members. –Time: 10:30am- 1:30pm-Where: New Holly Gathering Hall: 7054 32nd Avenue South – To RSVP: Ubax Gardheere at

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: Fall Festival of the Rainier Valley Cooperative PreschoolDetails: The Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool Fall Festival is just around the corner! Join us for delicious food and drink, including a hand cranked cider press, carnival games, pumpkin decorating, face painting, balloon animals, photo booth, a bicycle parade (bring yours and join in!), rummage sale, and much, much more. The Fall Festival is Saturday, October 3rd from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. It will be held in front of the preschool, located at 1720 South Forest Street between 17th & 18th Avenue South. Come attend this free event (donations gladly accepted) to support a great community-based preschool.-Time: 10:00am- 2:00pm –Where: 1720 S Forest St Seattle, WA 98144 – More Info:

Music: The Clay StatesDetails: The Clay States did not stumble upon their sound. There is an obvious intent to their music, and a beautiful formality that’s natural, melodic, thoughtful, and has a tinge of classic country twang. These are songs a twenty-year-old could listen to with an 80-year-old and find equally enjoyable. It’s not uncommon for first-time audiences of The Clay States to glance around the venue, a song or two into a set, as if to reassure themselves that they’re still in the same place–and same era–as they were just minutes before. The Alabama-based duo’s stories come from the past so straight and undiluted that they can be unsettling at first, like scenes from a documentary made before cinema was invented.-Time: 6:00pm-Where: The Royal Room Seattle  5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle-  More Info:


Sunday, October 4th

Art: October Backstreet BazaarDetails: Come down to The Hillman City Collaboratory on October 4th for our Backstreet Bazaar monthly arts festival.  We’re thrilled to feature Ashley Laufer in our large gallery, with many other exciting artists in our Community Gallery. Due to our large success of Pizza’s last month, we’re going to try and keep it going this month. Time:7:00pm- 10:00pm –Where: 5623 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118

Food: 2015 Orchard & Harvest TourDetails: Seattle remains one of the few urban environments boasting an extensive variety of historic orchards and fruit trees. Today, hundreds of heirloom varieties continue to inspire homeowners, orchardists, community volunteers, and cidermakers.  On Sunday, October 4, visit Seattle’s historic orchards throughout the city. Each orchard is planning special activities, including cider pressings, historical tours, and more! Your self-guided tour will take you throughout Seattle’s neighborhoods to a hidden orchard, a former homestead, and other beautiful community sites. Learn more about maintaining fruit trees in the Pacific Northwest or just enjoy the fall harvest season! Time: 12:00pm- 4:00pm –Where: 2524 16th Avenue S Rm 301, Seattle, WA 98144

Poetry:  Youth Speaks: Seattle Open Mic SeriesDetails: Come spit, speak, play music, dance, tell jokes, live paint, just watch if you want to — its your stage! Great first place to perform, be heard, have fun and show love to each other. YSS open mics are some of the most supportive you can find!-Time: 6:00pm- 8:00pm –Where: The Station Cafe: 2533 16th Avenue South Seattle WA 98144

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