09-22-2017  11:40 am      •     
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ENTERTAINMENT

Classical Tuesdays
By Patricia | The Skanner News

PHOTO: To ring in the new year, Classical Tuesdays in Old Town is delighted to present the Tacoma Youth Symphony chamber music ensembles, on Jan. 13, 7 p.m., free at Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma. These are the best of the best: of the hundreds of students in the Tacoma Youth Symphony orchestras, the top instrumentalists are showcased in small groups of woodwinds, brass and strings. Join us for fabulous music-making and cocoa, coffee and cookies. For more information go to http://classicaltuesdays.blogspot.com

 

Scholarship Workshop for High School Seniors

The Seattle Public Library will help college-bound high school seniors work on and complete a Gates Millennium Scholarship application on Saturday, Jan. 10 and Sunday, Jan. 11.

Help will be offered by the Scholarship Junkies team, Gates Scholars and Gates alumni at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1. Registration is required at http://scholarshipjunkies.org/gms. The registration page outlines eligibility for the GMS.

Times and dates for scholarship help are as follows.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10
Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11

Students may sign up for one or both sessions. Before the workshop, attendees should save any files for their scholarship application via Dropbox, or email their files to themselves, so that the files are easily accessible. Scholarship applications will be due online by 8:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14.

Library events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited and registration is required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $7.
For more information, call the Central Library at 206-386-4636 or www.spl.org.

 

WSU Vancouver Invites STEM Exhibitors to Career, Internship Fair

Washington State University Vancouver invites non-profit, government and science, technology, engineering and math businesses to exhibit at the 2015 Career and Internship Fair Feb. 17 - 19 in the Firstenburg Student Commons. Registration is free.

General business for all majors are invited to exhibit from 2:30 - 5 p.m. Feb. 17. Engineering and computer science-related businesses are invited to exhibit from 2:30 - 5 p.m. Feb. 18. All majors, including non-profit, government and sciences are invited to exhibit 2:30 - 5 p.m. Feb. 19. 

WSU Vancouver's annual Career and Internship Fair provides a free forum for employers to speak with qualified candidates with varied experience and educational backgrounds. With more than 3,000 graduate and undergraduate students in 35 fields of study, this event provides business representatives with an opportunity to share information about their organization, collect resumes, and speak directly to WSU Vancouver students and alumni about internships and job opportunities. The Career and Internship Fair typically attracts more than 300 attendees.

Businesses may register online at http://studentaffairs.vancouver.wsu.edu/student-resource-center/career-internship-fair. Registration is open until full. For more information, please call Heather Chase in Career Services at 360-546-9285.

 

Volunteer for Regional Animal Services

As the New Year gets underway, many people have resolved to volunteer more and get involved in their community. Regional Animal Services of King County has many exciting opportunities in 2015 for people who love animals and want to make a difference.

RASKC is especially seeking residents of Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Sammamish, and other Eastside cities who would like to volunteer at the Eastside Pet Adoption Center at Kirkland Petco. The new location at 12040 NE 85th St. opened last June, and has quickly grown into a favorite stop for prospective pet owners. Volunteers are needed at the Eastside center every day for two hour shifts between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

All RASKC volunteers are thoroughly trained by staff and more-experienced volunteers. A wide variety of jobs are available, from "kitty cuddler" to dog walker to shelter helper. Volunteers are expected to commit at least two hours a month for a minimum of six months.

To learn more about RASKC volunteer opportunities, visit www.kingcounty.gov/pets and click on "Volunteer." Prospective volunteers can also email volunteers@kingcounty.gov or call 206-296-3946.

 

Art Panel For 'Texture: Visual Artists and Poets Create' at the Central Library Jan. 29

Artists and poets featured in the Method Gallery's TEXTure exhibit will read from and discuss their work with curator Mary Coss from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.

In this panel discussion, poets and artists will discuss the reaction-based artistic process that led to the TEXTure exhibit. The poets will read from work that inspired artwork, as well as new poetry responding to the artwork. Poet and artist collaborations will include the following creative groups.

Poet Sherman Alexie with artists Lia Yaranon Hall and Cedar Mannan

Poet Jeannine Hall Gailey with artist Carol Milne

Poet Daemond Arrindell with artist Maura Donegan

After the readings and discussion, a free public reception will follow at Method Gallery in Pioneer Square, 106 Third Ave. S., info@methodgallery.com.

Method is a non-commercial exhibition space in Pioneer Square. It strives to present unconventional art that is predominantly based in sculpture, installation, new media or performance. The TEXTure exhibit is funded in part by the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, as well as a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m.
For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or www.spl.org.


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