Discount Swim Lessons
Seattle Parks and Recreation is pleased to present a new, specially priced program of beginning swim lessons for families, School of FISH (Fun Instruction in our Swimming Holes). Learn beginning swimming skills with your school-aged child in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2009, School of FISH offers the discount price of $2 per lesson for a paired parent and child. Your first session (10 classes) is free with a voucher. Please register ahead of time in person at one the three participating pools, online or over the phone.
This program is intended for elementary and middle school-aged children and their parents. Each child must be accompanied in the water by an adult on a 1:1 ratio.
Job Skills Classes
Are you unemployed or facing unemployment? The right skills can land you a great job in airport, seaport and freight operations, or transportation and border security. Get started winter quarter in South Seattle Community College's new, short-term Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management program. Convenient evening classes!
Call 206-764-5350 or visit www.southseattle.edu for information.
Financial Education Workshop
The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle together with Village of Hope will sponsor a free workshop titled "Your Money Matters."
This workshop is designed to show families how they can navigate family finances thru 2009.
Dinner will be provided to all participants. The workshop will be held on Dec. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Freedom Church, 9601 35th Ave S.W. Seattle.
Limited seating is available and registration is required. To register for the workshop call the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle at 206 461 3792 ext. 3004. Children 5 to 12 years of age are welcome but must be registered.
Youth Writing Competition
As part of the Hugo Literary Series, Richard Hugo House seeks poems, short stories or personal essays of no more than 1000 words. The theme is "My Avatar," and the winner will receive $100 and an invitation to read at the final Hugo Literary Series event at Town Hall Seattle alongside Vikram Chandra, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Christa Bell and the music of The Maldives. The theme: "My Avatar." An avatar was, literally, a god come to earth in human form. These days, it's more likely to be a 10th-grade math nerd reinventing herself online in the goddess-like guise of an astronaut. What are the implications of slipping so easily out of one's own skin into another, of blurring the lines between this reality and the virtual world? What if you couldn't get back? Would it matter? For entry guidelines and submissions, write Richard Hugo House, c/o Youth New Works, 1634 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries due Feb. 1, 2009.
Guest Performers Join 'Black Nativity'
The Total Experience Gospel Choir, soul vocalist Choklate, and gospel singers Jacquie Berg and Karma Johnson are among the guest performers who will join Intiman's holiday production of Black Nativity during this season's run.
In addition, a performance will be dedicated to the Reverend Dr. Samuel B. McKinney, who retired this year after presiding over the show for its first decade. He has been succeeded by actor G. To'mas Jones, who is delivering the traditional second-act sermon with words about the historic presidential election of Barack Obama.
Black Nativity runs through Dec. 27 at the Intiman Playhouse, 201 Mercer Street at Seattle Center. Tickets range in price from $15 to $45, with discounts available for groups of 15 or more. Tickets are available from www.intiman.org or 206-269-1900. The Ticket Office will be open on Mondays from 12-5 p.m. during the run of the show to accommodate audience demand for tickets.