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Events Calendar

September 20 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 20, 7:00 pm, Funhouse

Blitzplay: The Nightmarez In My Head 2019 Tour


FRI SEP 20 2019

September 20, 4:30 pm, The Collective

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Fundraiser

We invite you to attend the second annual ‘A gathering to benefit Northwest Immigrant Rights Project’ event at The Collective. You’ll hear about how the family separation crisis has continued to evolve and what new developments mean for the people in our region from Jorge L Baron, Executive Director of NWIRP.

One year ago over 200 asylum seekers – many of whom had been separated from their children at the Southern border – were detained at a federal prison in SeaTac. During that frenetic summer of 2018 the staff and volunteers of NWIRP worked around the clock to meet with every one of those individuals. Thanks to generous support from our community, NWIRP has been able to take their cases, advocate for their release, and reunite every one of those parents and guardians with their children.

But the stories of these asylum seekers haven’t ended. Immigration cases can take years to complete, and NWIRP is committed to support their clients on their entire journey through the US immigration system. We hope we can continue to count on people like you to keep walking with our clients, too!

Guests will enjoy complimentary food and drinks and will also have the opportunity to make donations to NWIRP at the event. We will also feature a silent art auction with pieces donated by local artists in support of immigrant families facing detention. All proceeds from the fundraiser will support NWIRP.

All proceeds from the fundraiser will support NWIRP. Join us to unify families!

Tickets $40 can be purchased here.

September 20, 10:00 am, Courtyard Marriot

Lake Union Park Cleanup 2019

Volunteer with Low Income Housing Institute’s Lake Union Tiny Village Community Advisory Committee for CLEAN UP THE WORLD DAY – a global movement supporting local communities.

LIHI’s Lake Union Village Community Advisory Committee will be coming together in an effort to keep the neighborhood clean for the residents and people visiting the area.

Clean Up – 10am-12pm

BBQ – 12-1pm

Garbage bags, gloves, water, food & community-building provided.

September 20, 5:30 pm, REI

REI Pinnacle and Pints

What’s better than an evening of climbing? Grabbing a beer afterwards, of course! REI’s got you covered for both during our REI Pinnacle & Pints outing. Your evening will start at the REI Climbing Pinnacle where we’ll provide all the gear you need and an expert REI host/belayer. After climbing, we’ll conclude our evening with a short walk to one of our favorite local watering holes where we’ll relax as REI pays for the first round. The Climbing Pinnacle has routes for beginners and experts alike, so whether you’re brand-spanking new to climbing or climb every week, this is a great way to break the monotony of your weekday routine. So, what’s better than climbing and brews? How about climbing, brews and a Klean Kanteen Pint Cup to go home with? We got you covered there too. Age: 21+ (Photo I.D. required).

Member price: $39 Non-member price: $59

September 10 - October 30, Winston Wachter


Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle is pleased to announce our fifth solo exhibition with painter Tracy Rocca. The inspiration for this body of work comes from Rocca’s extensive travels through the Rocky Mountains with her family – specifically Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Tetons and Glacier. The compositions are all based on Rocca’s photographs and memories from these family adventures. From each photographic reference point, Rocca then strips away the instantly recognizable details of the landscape in an attempt to present the viewer with a small sense of what it might feel like to be at the foot of the Tetons, or to stand in awe in a deep glacial valley. Rocca’s ethereal, abstract paintings are carefully built up over time to achieve their characteristic luminosity and unique sense of depth. Her painting process is slow and methodical, using layers of oil and pigment to delicately build and blur the paint into soft transitions of color and glowing light. Her blurred images, which are rooted in landscape, seek to soften our attention and create a space where the mind can rest. Through her dreamy compositions, Rocca draws the viewer in to a meditative focus on nature.

Tracy Rocca’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and is included in the United States Embassies Collection, the Microsoft Art Collection, the Ritz Carlton and the University of New Mexico Collection.


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Sheltering in (a Special) Place: Mary's Place Family Center in The Regrade is helping families during COVID-19. >>link in profile


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