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Published: 11 February 2009


Seattle February 2009


FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT. National Geographic: Focus of Nature. Demonstrates the power of the planet. 3 – 5 p.m. Lewis Creek Visitors Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. SE Free to register call 425-452-6885.


THE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT AT SEWARD PARK. Bird and nature fans are invited to join thousands of bird watchers for the 12th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count. Seward Park Audubon Center in SE Seattle. For more info call 206-652-2444 ext 102.




"A DARKER DOMAIN." Award-winning author Val McDermid will read from her new novel. 2 – 3:30 p.m. The Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Ave. Microsoft auditorium, level 1. For more details call 206-386-4103.


BIG BROTHER BIG SISTERS ADVOCACY DAY! This is a day to meet with your governmental reps and tell them how important mentoring is to you. State Capitol in Olympia. For more info call 206-763-9060 ext 103.


FOOD WORKER CARD TRAINING AND TESTING. The cost for a food worker card is $10. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. 3100 E. Valley Highway.

UNTOLD STORY OF NEW ORLEANS JAZZ. View the PBS film "Faubourg Treme," the oldest Black neighborhood in America and the birthplace of jazz. KCTS-TV. 10 p.m.


FREE TAX ASSISTANCE. Trained volunteers will answer questions and help prepare personal tax returns. Please call to make an appointment. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Columbia Library, 4721 Rainier Ave. S. 206-386-1908.


THE BLACK FACE OF HIP-HOP. Please join us as we address these complex issues and recognize the roots of hip-hop in Seattle. $5 general admission/free for students, seniors and friends of Dope Emporium. 7 p.m. Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave. S. For more info call 800-838-3006.


BLACK HISTORY LIVE. The Seattle Public Library will celebrate with a presentation featuring spoken word and hip-hop "Black History Live: We Are Change" from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20 at the South Park Community Center, 8319 Eighth Ave. S.

SOUTH SOUND SUSTAINABILITY EXPO! Fun, facts, and food. Discover new ideas, talk to local entrepreneurs and get your hands dirty. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. University of Puget Sound,  Memorial Field House. For more info call 253-879-2611.


'PAYING THEIR OWN PASSAGE' is an exhibit about the voluntary Black migration to Washington. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 
Museum of History and Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E. Seattle. $6 to $8 admission.

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