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Juneteenth celebration
The Skanner News
Published: 27 June 2014

PHOTO: Sisters Presea’ 6, Pre’a 3 and Presaia, 6, enjoy some food at what organizers hope to be the first annual Juneteenth Celebration, June 22 in the High Point Neighborhood. The event also included music by Leif Totusek and Thione Diop, food, and a presentation by event organizer and fitness and wellness expert Liz Davis.  Susan Fried photo

NAAM Hosts Afropunk Bash and AfroTastic Catwalk

DJ Riz Rollins and DJ Tony Goods kick off the Northwest African American Museum’s new exhibit, “Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair,” with a giant party Saturday, June 28, at 7 p.m.  at NAAM, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle.
In partnership with  AFROPUNK and Good Hair Salon, the Afropunk Bash and AfroTastic Catwalk is “bringing you a little taste of Brooklyn  for one night of big hair, music, fashion, and dancing at the Northwest’s premier African American museum.”
This event is for guests 21+ years of age.  $15 per person in advance; $20 at door.
For information look for the Facebook listing, or go to www.naamnw.org.


Seattle Pride Parade Features Grand Marshall George Takei

The 40th annual Seattle Pride Parade, which kicks off at 11 a.m., June 29 on 4th Avenue in downtown Seattle, is one of the most-anticipated in history, featuring Celebrity Grand Marshal George Takei of “Star Trek” fame.

The theme is Generations of Pride, honoring those who fought the early battles and those continuing to advocate for equality in changing times.

The parade ends at Second Avenue and Denny Way near Seattle Center.

The Parade announcers' booth and media viewing area will be located at Westlake Park on Fourth Avenue between Pike and Pine streets. ADA viewing areas are available at Westlake Plaza and on the east side of Fourth Avenue and Bell Streets. ASL interpreters will be available at both the Westlake Park Announcer Stage and at the Fourth and Bell Street announcer stage.

Find more information at/www.seattlepride.org.


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:

 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.

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.

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 offers affordable, hands-on computer classes just for seniors, July 15 through Oct.  2,Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 to 11 a.m., at their facility, 4655 S. Holly.

 The classes, which cost $3 for members and $5 for non-members,  is taught by Leslie Stewart, who tailors classes for participants and makes computer skills easily accessible and lessons welcoming for older adults.

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.

Call SESSC at 206-722-0317 to with questions or register.

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