Monday, September 15, 2008

Events= Fun/ Learning= Civic Engagement

Sorry for no blog on Friday but it was my birthday and I was celebrating early!

Ok so today's blog is all about events and bringing people together. You know you have wanted to meet some interesting folks doing cool things in Seattle. Well, civic engagement and public service extends to both business and social events in the area. So go check out a forum, a happy hour, or some live music but take the time to get to know some new folks in your community.

Enjoy the day


Ok this is a last minute event... aka tonight. But it will be great, Garrison Keillor is speaking about his new book which should be a really excellent event at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Avenue.

We are thoroughly delighted to welcome back one of this country's geniuses of language, and the central place of stories and the occasional joke in everyday life, Garrison Keillor. In addition to hosting A Prairie Home Companion on an almost-weekly basis for thirty years and more now, and writing seventeen books, Garrison Keillor is also among the foremost author bookstore owners we have amongst us—joining Louise Erdrich and Larry McMurtry, to name a few others. Owning a bookstore (St. Paul's Common Good Books) is not the reason for this evening's visit; Garrison Keillor's new Lake Wobegon novel, Liberty (Viking) is the reason to be on hand for another entertaining evening, which may even have a moment of ribald humor and/or hinted-at political jesting in store for those attending. This tale has something to do with the Fourth of July parade, Lake Wobegon's famous 'Living Flag,' Clint Bunsen, and Miss Liberty. Last year's evening for Pontoon is a wonder; this evening should be no less. Please join us. Tickets are $5 and available at Elliott Bay or via Brown Paper Tickets ( Town Hall Seattle is located at 1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca). For more information on this evening, please call Elliott Bay at (206) 624-6600.
Next cool event:

TeachStreet Teacher Happy Hour 9/16/2008
If you're a teacher (or just a TeachStreet fanatic!) in the Seattle area on September 16th, come join us for a casual happy hour (free beer if you come between 7-7:30pm) and share with other teachers how you've built your business. We'll provide some Start Time: 7pm-9pmLocation: 103 Cherry Street; Seattle, WA 98103Cost: FreeContact: Joseph Sunga (206) 381-0652Sponsored by: Website: http://www.teachstreet.comEmail:

CodeBlueNow! Health Care Town Meeting 9/18/2008
Join us as we launch of the Voters’ Health Care Platform, with former Governors Arne Carlson, Richard Lamm, and moderator C.R. Douglas of the Seattle Channel. Go to for details. Start Time: 7:00 pmLocation: Bell Harbor Conference Center Pier 66, 2211 Alaskan Way, SeattleCost: General public: $10, Students: FREE (w/ ID)Contact: Andrea San Miguel (206) 217-9430Sponsored by: CodeBlueNow! Website: http://codebluenow.orgEmail:

Seattle Presents MangoSon - Cuban, Dominican & Venezuelan music 9/18/2008
The musical styles of Cuban son, Dominican merengue, cumbia, and Venezuelan parranda played so authentically the music smells of sweet rum, black beans and plantains. Start Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.Location: Seattle City Hall Lobby, 600 Fourth AveCost: FreeContact: Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs (206) 684-7171Website:

Fishermen's Fall Festival 9/20/2008
20th Annual Fishermen's Fall Festival is a FREE event celebrating our local fishing fleet. A benefit for Seattle Fishermen's Memorial, Fishermen's Fall Festival features industry related exhibits & competitions, fundraising salmon barbeque, & more. Start Time: 11amLocation: Fishermen's Terminal, 1900 W. Nickerson, at the sound end of the Ballard Bridge, Seattle, WACost: FREEContact: Dean Paglialunga 206-283-4665Sponsored by: Anthony's Restaurants and Seattle Fishermen's Memorial Website: http://www.anthonys.comEmail:
2008 NORTHWEST CONFERENCE ON BLACK PHILANTHROPY - CREATING CHANGE NOT CHARITY - OCTOBER 2-4, 2008 Hosted by Black Philanthropy Trust, in coorperation with the National Center for Black Philanthropy Lunch Speaker - Omar Wasow, Founder Dinner Speaker - Dr. Elson Flyod, President Washington State University TO REGISTER: ____________________________________________
Create Connections at Safeco Insurance Festál: CroatiaFest Celebrate the heritage of the region's Croatian American community and explore the beauty and enchantment of the Jewel of the Adriatic at Safeco Insurance Festál: CroatiaFest, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., October 4 and 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m., October 5, at Center House. Celebrating its 5th anniversary with a theme of "Croatian Hands at Work," the festival presents Croatian dance instruction, arts and crafts displays, a genealogy lecture, children's workshops, an authentic marketplace and special foods to entice festivalgoers to discover what makes Croatia such a vital and distinctive region of the world. Safeco Insurance Festál: CroatiaFest features an impressive roster of regional artists and ensembles representing regions, traditions and stages of Croatian history, including: Dave and the Dalmatians (traditional klapa men's vocal ensemble) KlapaDooWopella (traditional klapa men's vocal ensemble) Radost Children's Ensemble (folk dance of Eastern Europe) Ruže Dalmatinke Orchestra (folk songs of Croatia and Bosnia) Seattle Junior Tamburitzans (Croatian youth folk dance ensemble) Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble (folk dance of Croatia from Anacortes, WA) Pam Kelley and Melissa Obenauf, co-founders and directors of Ohio's Živili Dance Company, teach Croatian folk dances and kolos, 6:00 p.m. to 10 p.m., October 4. John Sarich, Culinary Director at Chateau Ste. Michele offers cooking demonstrations during the festival. Sunday evening concludes with a Croatian song-a-long by Sinovi Tamburitzans (traditional tamburica orchestra). The Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra and Bravo! Vancouver Chorale perform at noon, October 5, on Center House Stage. On this first concert tour to the Pacific Northwest, the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra presents a variety of classical and contemporary European and American works for orchestra and chorus in a collaboration that seeks to create greater international good will and understanding. Did you know? Renowned Indian filmmaker Dev Anand's upcoming Bollywood film, the love story of an Indian hero and Croatian girl, was filmed in Croatia. The film's release is expected to make Croatia a dream destination for Indian tourists, expanding Croatia's already booming tourist industry. Anand fell in love with this picturesque country during a trip in 2006. For more information on Safeco Insurance Festál: CroatiaFest as well as a complete listing of Seattle Center festival events, click on or visit the Safeco Insurance Festál website at:

1 comment:

DaveSchappell said...

Thanks for the TeachStreet shout-out -- we really appreciate it!

Dave Schappell
Founder, TeachStreet