South Lake Union
Events Calendar

September 9 Events

September 1 - February 1, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutch Research Study Exploring the Common Cold

Do you have a lot of colds and wonder why? Do you never get colds? If you are around kids and want to help us answer these questions, please join our study.

Help us understand why some people get sick from the common cold more than others. We are currently recruiting about 200 people to participate in our study. We hope that this study may provide information to help with designing a vaccine for Rhinovirus or for other viruses. Rhinoviruses are responsible for causing 30-50% of common colds.  Some people report getting a lot of colds each year while others report never getting sick.

This study will compare the immune response to the common cold (rhinovirus) between people who feel like they rarely have cold symptoms versus those who have them more often.  We hope that by closely following the body’s specific immune responses in someone who has exposure to the common cold, we can better understand which responses may be required for a successful vaccine against the common cold.

More information can be found here.

September 9, 6:30 pm, REI

Hiking with Dogs

Join REI staff to learn about the basics of hiking with dogs. This class will help you plan a successful hike for you and your canine companion. We’ll review where to go, what to bring for you and your pup, and what you may encounter on the trail. We’ll talk about where to find dog-friendly parks – local, state-wide and nationally. Having the right equipment is critical, so we’ll discuss gear, as well as safety and comfort items you’ll need to bring along to make a safe, enjoyable hike for both you and your dog. Learn how to travel on trails with your dog in a way that makes the least impact on the natural area, including wildlife. Attendees are encouraged to bring all of their hiking with dogs questions, but unfortunately due to classroom constraints, we ask that you do not bring your non-service animals.

Free event.

September 9, 5:30 pm, REI

Women's Learn to Climb Class

Join REI to learn the fundamentals of rock climbing in the hands-on, women focused indoor experience. We’ll focus on building the skills you need to continue your climbing journey, including proper belay techniques to keep your fellow climbers protected while they’re off the ground. We’ll cover necessary knots and give you the chance to practice basic climbing techniques, with some personalized instruction along the way. REI will provide all of the necessary climbing equipment for this great first-time experience.

Member price: $49 Non-member price: $69

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