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Pacific University Graduate with god-daughter
The Skanner News
Published: 20 June 2014

PHOTO: Emerson Murray has his picture taken with his two god-daughters, Ava, 2, and Mya, 4, after attending his graduation ceremony from Seattle University Sunday, June 15 at Seattle Center. Susan Fried photo

Job Club Meeting at WorkSource

The Mature Workers Job Club, a supportive small group that focuses on maintaining a positive, action-oriented attitude during job search, meets1:30- 3 pm Thursdays at the downtown WorkSource, 2024 3rd Ave, 2nd Floor

The meeting is peer facilitated and can include guest speakers and job search topics.  Meetings are weekly and include different topics to network and confidently look for a job. This club is primarily focused of mature workers and veteran job seekers. For more information call 206-436-8600.


Artist Community Open Mic and Cocktail Hour

WeWork’s first open mic is this Thursday at 4:30 in the First Floor Lounge, 500 Yale Ave. N. in their South Lake Union location. Come enjoy performances by talented members as well as local artists. Delicious food and an open bar will be provided.

WeWork is the community for creators transforming buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events and technology so our members can focus on doing what they love.

E-mail southlakeunion@wework.com for more information, call 206-681-9809 or go to www.wework.com.


Low-Cost Life Jackets for Sale at Evans Pool June 21

A small investment could potentially save the lives of loved ones or friends.

Seattle Parks and Recreation will hold sales of low-cost life jackets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21 at Evans Pool, 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N.

Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death among children ages 1 – 14 years old. 

The cost for life jackets sizes infant to youth large is $20, and for teens to adult size XXXL, is $30. The life jackets are comfortable, high-quality vests in fashion colors. All sales are final -sorry, Parks cannot offer refunds or returns.

Parks will hold additional life jacket sales from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, and Saturday, Aug. 16.

Parks offers this program in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital, Mustang Survival, and the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

For more information, go to http://parkways.seattle.gov, or email Diane Jones, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at diane.jones@seattle.gov.


Seattle Unveils ‘Skateable’ Public Art at Jefferson Park on June 21

Seattle Parks and Recreation, Red Bull, 4Culture and professional skateboarder Torey Pudwill are excited to unveil a permanent art sculpture that is “skateable” by skateboards in the northeast corner of Jefferson Park, which is located at 3801 Beacon Ave S, Seattle 98108.

The Red Bull Skate Space, designed for the City of Seattle, will be opened in Jefferson Park on International Go Skateboarding Day, June 21, 2014, 11 a.m.– 2 p.m. Pro skateboarders Torey Pudwill, Ryan Sheckler, Felipe Gustavo, Tom Schaar, Alex Midler, Ryan Decenzo and Joey Brezinski will attend the unveiling.

Red Bull Skate Space will be permanently located in Seattle’s Jefferson Park. Read Seattle’s skateboard plan at www.seattle.gov/parks.


Global Lens 2013: Films From Around The World

The Seattle Public Library will host free screenings of Global Lens 2013 films at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.

The screenings are free and open to the public. Tickets and registration are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m.

The Global Lens film series launched in 2003 to support the distribution of unique and critically-acclaimed cinematic works from around the world.

Films and show times at the Central Library include:

 “The Parade,” directed by Srdjan Dragojević, Serbia, 2011, Serbo-Croatian with subtitles in English

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 19

 “Cairo 678,” directed by Mohamed Diab, Egypt, 2012, Arabic with subtitles in English

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 26

 “Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights,” directed by Suman Ghosh, India, 2012, Bengali with subtitles in English

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 10

 “About 111 Girls,” directed by Nahid Ghobadi and Bijan Zamanpira, Iraq, 2012, Farsi/Persian and Kurdish with subtitles in English

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 17

 “Beijing Flickers,” directed by Zhang Yuan, China, 2012, Mandarin with subtitles in English

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 24

 “The Fantastic World of Juan Orol,” directed by Sebastián del Amo, Mexico, 2012, Spanish with subtitles in English

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31

 For more information, call The Seattle Public Library at 206-386-4636.


The Seattle Public Library Hosts ‘Sound Cycling’ Series

Learn how to use a bike as a healthy and economical means of transportation, perform basic bike maintenance and more.

The series is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Free parking is available at the branches. 

See below for the series schedule and descriptions.

Basic Bike Maintenance – Bring in your bike and get expert advice and hands-on experience with basic bike maintenance.

$1n   10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 21 at the Green Lake Branch, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N., 206-684-7364

$1n  10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 19 at the Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E. Yesler Way, 206-684-4704

Everyday Biking – Learn how to integrate biking into your everyday life.

$1n  12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21 at the Green Lake Branch, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N., 206-684-7364

$1n  12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19 at the Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E. Yesler Way, 206-684-4704

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or go to www.spl.org.


Senior-Friendly Computer Classes at Southeast Seattle Senior Center

Southeast Seattle Senior Center (SESSC) is offering affordable, hands-on computer classes just for seniors, July 15 through Oct.  2. The classes will be taught by Leslie Stewart, who tailors classes for participants and makes computer skills easily accessible and lessons welcoming for older adults.

These classes are funded by the City of Seattle through the Technology Matching Fund to promote technological literacy and civic engagement for seniors in our community.

The most recent report from the Pew Research Center shows that only 59 percent of U.S. seniors are internet users (compared to 86 percent of all adults.) The research also shows that those seniors who are using the internet connect with the digital world regularly. They also report that “fully 79% of older adults who use the internet agree with the statement that “people without internet access are at a real disadvantage because of all the information they might be missing,” while 94% agree with the statement that “the internet makes it much easier to find information today than in the past.”

Where:                       SESSC, 4655 S. Holly, Seattle WA 98118

When:                        Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 to 11 a.m.

Session I:                    July 15 – August 21 (12 classes)

Beginning Computer Skills: basic computer use (equipment and software) accessing the internet and how to use email and Word.

Session II:                   August 26 – October 2 (12 classes)

Intermediate: continuation exploration into email and the internet, including social media, how to work with photos and online safety.

Fee:                            $3 per class, SESSC members, $5 nonmembers

How:                          Call SESSC at (206)722-0317 to with questions or register.


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