by Rosalind Brazel
Sunflower: a tall North American plant of the daisy family, with large golden-rayed flowers. Sunflowers are cultivated for their edible seeds, which are an important source of oil for cooking and margarine. This bold flower is the driving force behind the concept at Huong Duong, which means “sunflower” in Vietnamese. It’s located on Martin Luther King Jr. Way South, next to the Othello light rail station. Duy Tran and his family run the restaurant. His mom is the main cook, and his dad helps out in the kitchen. His younger siblings, both working their own jobs, work at the restaurant too.
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Friday, Aug. 3rd:
“The pre-show gets started at 8pm behind the Skyway 7-Eleven in the US Bank parking lot (but insiders know to get here by 7pm for a good spot). Don’t forget to bring a comfy chair or blanket (or picnic table, or beanbag) and some cash for the concession stand. Movie starts at 9pm with a Blu-ray DVD prize drawing to follow.”
Time: 8–11 PM
Where: Skyway Outdoor Cinema—12702 Renton Ave S. (Behind the 7-Eleven)
Tags: Movies, Family-Friendly, Outdoors
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by Leija Farr
Glenn Herlihy, the co-founder of Beacon Food Forest, garnered a cheer as he announced the addition of 1.75 acres of land that will soon be overflowing with plants producing edible fruits and vegetables. Volunteers and supporters raised gardening tools to celebrate the added acreage, part of the second phase of the Beacon Food Forest. The land extends the growing space for the Food Forest and continues the theme that has marked the forest for years: community. Continue reading Beacon Food Forest Celebrates Expansion of Edible Landscape
Friday, July 27th:
“Meet other avid readers and discuss your favorite books! We do not assign the books you read, each teen gets to choose a book they are excited about to bring to each meeting. Talk about what we liked and absolutely did not like about our choices. Every book club member will win a free book to keep, and one lucky member will leave the meeting with a book autographed by the author! Meets the last Friday of every month.”
Time: 4–5 PM
Where: Skyway Library—12601 76th Ave S.
Tags: Youth, Literary
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by Susan Fried
More than 800 people visited the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands Saturday, July 21, for the inaugural Farm Fest, a celebration and opportunity to see some of the improvements Seattle’s largest urban farm has gone through over the last year following the construction of a new kitchen, office, and classroom spaces and updates to the farm and nature trail.
Continue reading Rainier Beach Urban Farm Celebrates Improvements to Farm and Trail
Friday, July 20th:
Live Music/Community: Music Under the Stars
“Music Under the Stars is back! Join Seattle Chamber Music Society for another summer of FREE, outdoor classical music at Columbia Park. Bring a blanket, a picnic, and some family and friends to enjoy extraordinary classical music. Each event begins at 7:30pm with live music performed by a student ensemble and continues at 8:00pm with a live audio broadcast of the world-class Summer Festival concert from Benaroya Hall, provided directly to the park by Classical KING-FM 98.1.” ALL AGES
Time: 7:30–10 PM
Where: Columbia Park—4721 Rainier Ave S.
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Friday, July 13th:
Open Mic/Performance: Legacy Fridays Open Mic / Showcase
Respect The Culture Presents Vol. 17 of Legacy Fridays (occurs second Fridays monthly), hosted by Suntonio Bandanaz w/ DJ Neebor (Robbin Neebor Clemente). Featured performers tonight are TBD. Limited sign-up performer slots available (arrive early!). ALL AGES
Time: 6 PM–12 AM
Where: Cypher Cafe at Washington Hall—153 14th Ave
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