Entries from November 2016
November 23rd, 2016 by sarawilly
No garbage, food and yard waste or recycling collections are scheduled in Seattle on Thursday, Nov. 24. Collections scheduled for Thursday will occur on Friday, and Friday collections will happen on Saturday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Have your containers out by 7 a.m. to ensure collection.
The City of Seattle’s South Transfer station in the South Park neighborhood will also be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Customers can report a missed garbage, yard waste or recycling collection by calling (206) 684-3000 or by clicking on “Report Missed Collection” at SPU’s website.
Compost your giblets: Seattle residents can put all their Thanksgiving food scraps and unwanted leftovers, including green bean casserole, aspic, turkey bones, celery, yams, potatoes, fruitcake and paper napkins in their food and yard waste carts. The food waste will be made into compost for local gardens and parks. Learn how you can prevent kitchen waste at here.
Did you deep fry your turkey? Recycle your used cooking oil. Set up to 2 gallons of used oil out on your normal collection day for free pick up. Put the oil in one-gallon plastic containers labeled with your name and address. Learn more about what items you can recycle here.
For information on where to dispose of household hazardous waste, including station locations and hours, contact www.HazWasteHelp.org or (206) 296-4692.
November 17th, 2016 by sarawilly
Support local businesses and visit the UW Bookstores for Small Business Saturday, November 26. In honor of this community-driven celebration, their stores are offering 20% savings all weekend-long in General Books*. They’ve also put together several events. Bring the family for fun-filled festivities while supporting the small businesses dedicated to serving you.
*Some restrictions apply.
11am: Holiday Read Allowed for Kids
1pm: Reading & Signing with Billy Sparrow, Tranquility: A Memoir of an American Sailor
2pm: Demo KLUTZ games and activities
4pm: Game On! — Demo the latest and greatest in board games
November 17th, 2016 by sarawilly
Just Add Yoga
is teaming up with FUELhouse
and Miir Flagship
to host an event to raise money for the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Western WA
. They will begin the morning with 45 minutes of FUELstrong, the ultimate strength and conditioning class, followed by 45 minutes of all level Vinyasa Flow. Immediately after class, they will head to MiiR for a beer, silent auction/raffle, to celebrate the holiday season and get to know one another. 100% of the proceeds of this event will got to the many families that Candlelighters supports.
Here are the details:
FUELstrong Beer + Yoga at MiiR
December 10 at 10:30am at FUELhouse Gym (for the workout)- 1320 N 35th St,
MiiR (for beers after) 3400 Stone Way N,
November 1st, 2016 by sarawilly
Earlier this year, The Seattle Public Library launched an online Seattle music collection called PlayBack. It started with 50 albums of music by local artists that are available for free download and streaming. Now, the second submission period will open for local artists to add their music to the Library’s ever-expanding collection of Seattle music.
The submission period will be open Monday, Nov. 7 through 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21. To submit music to The Seattle Public Library’s PlayBack platform, click here. Submissions will only be accepted online. The preferred file types are FLAC, WV and AIFF. Other accepted file types are MP3, AAC and Ogg Vorbis. The next submission period will open in spring 2017.
All Seattle-area musicians who record or perform in the city of Seattle are invited to submit a music album. The album must contain four or more songs and have been produced within the last five years. If an album is accepted, the artist will receive an honorarium of $200. Selected albums in the PlayBack collection will be discoverable through the Library’s online catalog and highlighted through the Library’s social media channels. Artists will also have opportunities to perform live at Library events.
The Library seeks works that reflect the rich variety of genres represented in Seattle’s music scene. Broad and inclusive submission criteria is detailed on PlayBack’s Information for Artists page. This new music collection is intended to reflect the diversity and abundance of Seattle’s music scene.
“We’re curating a unique collection highlighting local talent while building new relationships and partnerships in support of local artists,” said Andrew Harbison, assistant director for Collections and Access Services at the Library.
The jury for the second submission period includes:
- Tim Lennon, executive director of the Vera Project and music commissioner for the City of Seattle
- Jonathan Zwickel, senior editor at City Arts
- Liz Riley Tollefson, founder of and contributor to Three Imaginary Girls
- Sharlese Metcalf, KEXP DJ for local music program Audioasis
- Kreg Hasegawa, adult librarian at The Seattle Public Library and project lead
- Meira Jough, program coordinator at The Seattle Public Library
Funding for PlayBack has been made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation.
For more information, click here, call 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.
November 1st, 2016 by sarawilly
As a way of saying “thank you” to our military, Brown Bear Car Wash will offer free washes to all current or former members of the military on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11. The free “Bear Essentials” washes will be offered at Brown Bear’s 22 tunnel wash locations from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The offer operates on an honor system and no verification or documentation is required. Drivers should identify themselves as a current or former member of the military to the wash attendant upon arrival. See www.brownbear.com for a list of Brown Bear’s 22 automated tunnel wash locations.
Brown Bear will also proudly donate $1 for every car washed on Veterans Day to Puget Sound Honor Flight. For the past two years Brown Bear has donated more than $18,400 to support Honor Flight’s mission of transporting Western Washington war veterans to visit memorials in Washington, D.C. For more information click here.
“The Veterans Day event is our way of demonstrating appreciation for those who currently serve our country and have made sacrifices on behalf of all of us,” said Brown Bear Car Wash President Vic Odermat, who is a proud US Marine veteran. “It reflects our bond to the communities we serve, including a large armed services presence here.”
Over the past 10 years family-owned Brown Bear has provided nearly 280,000 free washes saluting former and current service members on Veterans Day, and to celebrate the company’s “birthday” each August
For more information about Brown Bear Car Wash locations and programs, visit www.brownbear.com.