Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween, Elections and chaos: a very busy week

The busy week continues, lots of exciting times as we get closer to the election. Halloween is tomorrow, I know I am feeling a bit overwhelmed with all of the things going on in the world, with the election, just with everything.

So here are some events to relax to and still get yourself out in the community in a fun way.

If you don't have Halloween plans, check out the:

Paranormal Pub Crawl in the Pike Place Market

WhenFriday, October 31, 9pm – Saturday, November 1, 2008, 1am
WhereMarket Theater/Alibi Room
1428 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101

2nd Annual Pub Crawl through the Market, this time co-produced by the Market Ghost Tours, Unexpected Productions and Market Ghost Tours. Travel between haunted bars and restaurants escorted by guides who will share ghost stories and gifts with you along the way. At any point in the evening, you can step into the theater to see one of three shows offered that night. Event ends in the Market theater with a midnight live improv show.
An interesting event I came across as alternative to the bar scene:

Masquerade Party Play Date, Nov 1st, $10. Guess you can recycle your Halloween costume for this one. This is one more group trying to present an alternative to the bar scene for singles, by creating interactivity over games, such as UNO, Twister, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, Chess, Spades, Bridge, and so on. This is a good place for socialites seeking casual fun, less so for the gaming geeks.
Another cool event for networking that is low cost and for a good cause is:

Seattle Chamber of Commerce


The Toast of Seattle is one of the Chamber's most successful networking programs. With three structured networking rounds over breakfast at some of the region's best venues - you're guaranteed to expand your network!

Date: Friday, November 7
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Place: Treehouse, 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle 98144
Cost: $15 pre-paid, $20 after 11/5
Registration: Click 'Online Registration' button or contact Larry Pike, 206.389.7215.
Parking: Complimentary parking in the Treehouse lot and on the street

"It is a great way to motivate yourself for the day!" - Jeff Altchech, Temporarily Yours, Inc.

Treehouse has been serving King County foster children since 1988 by providing unique education and enrichment services that build self-esteem and help them reach their fullest potential. There are currently more than 15,000 disadvantaged children eligible for Treehouse services.


Also, consider hosting a donation drive for Treehouse with your office ( I have done this in the past with several of my employers and it is a lot of fun):

Host a Holiday Donation Drive for foster kids!

The holidays can be tough for kids in foster care, who often face the season without parents, siblings or other relatives. Treehouse helps brighten the season for foster kids by making sure they have toys and new winter clothes - things every child deserves.

You can help Treehouse bring joy to nearly 1,000 foster kids this holiday season. Please add a foster child to your holiday list this season and host a holiday donation drive.

For more information, contact, 206-267-5109 or visit


Lastly this should be a really fascinating event and if you haven't been to the African American Museum, it is a great opportunity to learn about your local community and some of the history and stories of African Americans in the Northwest.

GALLERY TALK WITH WASHINGTON FOUNDATION DIRECTOR: TIM DETWEILER Join Tim Detweiler, Executive Director of the James W. Washington Jr.
and Janie Rogella Washington Foundation, as he discusses the incredible life and work of renowned local artist James W. Washington, Jr.
Mr. Detweiler has spent the past three years working to preserve the art, writing and lifetime works of James W. Washington, Jr. The Foundation is working to share his vision through the preservation, interpretation, and showing of his artwork, studio, family garden, and home . This talk will focus on Mr. Washington¹s involvement in the Civil Rights Struggle, and how this theme consistently and powerfully shaped his artwork.

Free to the Public
Thursday, November 6, 2008
5:30pm ­ 7:00pm
Northwest African American Museum Northwest Gallery

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