PHOTO: The Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder drum line, along with members of the Joint Base Lewis-McCord Army Band, lead the way to Century Link Field before the start of the Seahawks Game against the New York Giants on Sunday Nov. 9. The defending Super Bowl champs rushed for a record 350 yards in their 38 to 17 win over the Giants. They are second in the NFC West behind the Arizona Cardinals. Photo by Susan Fried.
Rat City Rollergirls Present: ARTsplosion
The Rat City Rollergirls will kick off ARTsplosion, a three-day showcase of unique, hand-selected art from well-established and up-and-coming local artists, with an opening gala that will feature live music and appearances from Rat City fan favorites. Attendees will have the opportunity to take their favorite pieces home by participating in a silent auction.
The opening gala will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13 at The Rat’s Nest located at 19022 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline. Admission is free, and fans of all ages are welcome to come mingle and meet inspiring artists, as well as the Rat City family, in casual attire. The art will be displayed at The Rat’s Nest for the community to enjoy from Nov. 13 until Nov. 15.
The ARTsplosion event will celebrate local artists while benefiting the Rat City Rollergirls.
'Positive Youth' Film Screening, Health Fair and Free HIV Testing
The Seattle Public Library will show the film "Positive Youth," that will be followed by a panel discussion, free HIV testing and health care fair from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1.
After the film and discussion, there will be a youth-focused health care fair featuring sign-up help for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, the Affordable Care Act health insurance's marketplace in Washington state.
In addition, trained staff from the Lifelong AIDS Alliance will provide free, rapid-result HIV testing. The test is administered with a quick finger prick, and results are available within five to 10 minutes. Test results will be anonymous.
For more information about programs offered by the Affordable Care Act, visit www.wahealthplanfinder.org.
For more information about this event, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or www.spl.org.
Black Holiday Bazaar
Pacific Northwest Black Collectors Holiday Bazaar is Sunday, Nov. 23. This event is being held at the Lakewood Seward Park Community Club located at 50th South and South Angeline Street, Seattle, Washington from 1 – 4 p.m.
Vendors items include, but not limited to: Black Santa’s (table top and animated), Black Holiday Figurines, Gingerbread Ornaments, Black tree Ornaments, Black Angels for table top and Christmas Trees, Black Dolls, hand knitted scarves, handmade jewelry, Cards, Pictures, Bath Oils, Jams/Jellies and Bakery Items.
For more information find the Pacific Northwest Black Collectors Club on Facebook.
Startup Entrepreneurs Collaborate on Education
The Seattle Public Library will host Startup Weekend EDU Seattle from Nov. 21 to Nov. 23. The public is invited to watch education-based startup teams demonstrate their new product and service ideas from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.
At Startup Weekend EDU Seattle, participants will pitch their education-based startup ideas and receive feedback from judges and other participants. Teams will form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote).
Professional coaches will be on hand to guide teams through the process. Library staff will support the information needs of event participants throughout the weekend.
This event is hosted by the Library. The public is invited to attend Sunday's presentations for free. Registration for the Sunday presentations is not required. Startup Weekend EDU Seattle is a broader three-day event, however, and registration is required. For more information, visit Startup Weekend EDU Seattle.
For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or www.spl.org
Create Greeting Cards at the Central Library Dec. 7
The Seattle Public Library invites teens and adults to take a break from holiday crowds and cold weather by crafting handmade greeting cards from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 3, The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room.
An art instructor will show attendees how to make greeting cards using basic printmaking techniques. Art supplies will be provided and all skill levels are welcome.
Musical entertainment will be provided by the students of Shulamit Kleinerman Violin Studio. Light refreshments will be served.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $7.
For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask A Librarian.
Northwest Coast Native American Art at the Central Library
Burke Museum curators Robin Wright and Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse will discuss and present slides on art made by Northwest Coast Native Americans from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.
This program will focus on Wright and Bunn-Marcuse's new book, "In the Spirit of the Ancestors: Contemporary Northwest Coast Art at the Burke Museum."
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 Ask a Librarian.