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Black Family Bazaar
The Skanner News
Published: 28 November 2014

Great Grandmother Doretha Bell, her great granddaughter Lechae Bell and her granddaughter Christine Bell sell items from their company Euphoric Soul at the Black Holiday Bazaar, Nov. 23, at the Lakewood Seward Park Community Center. The event gave people an opportunity to purchase a variety of holiday items including Christmas decorations like Black Santas, tree ornaments, and cards along with jewelry, Black Dolls and other Christmas gifts. Photo by Susan Fried


Evergreen Public Schools Seeking Citizens to Serve On Instructional Materials Committee

Evergreen Public Schools is looking for three citizens to serve two-year terms on the district's Instructional Materials Committee (IMC). All three citizens must have at least one child enrolled in one of the district's elementary or secondary schools. All applicants must reside within the Evergreen School District.
Interested citizens should submit their name and address to the district office by calling Kaye Chamberlain at: 360-604-4005 or emailing kaye.chamberlain@evergreenps.org.
Interested applicants will receive a biographical data form to fill out and submit by Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, which will be forwarded to the Evergreen Public Schools' Board of Directors for evaluation.
Please contact Kaye Chamberlain with questions: 360-604-4005.


Award Nominees Wanted

Seattle Girls’ School needs your support in nominating visionary women leaders for the 2015 Grace Hopper Awards.

The school seeks brilliant, innovative, collaborative and creative women, residing in the Northwest, who have made great strides in their profession or have influenced and created pathways for other women in their community. We will honor winners with the 2015 Grace Hopper Outstanding Achievement Award, and the Grace Hopper Exemplary Leadership Award, at our 13th  Annual Luncheon to be held on May 14, 2015 at the Westin, Seattle.Please see the attached nomination packet for full details and deadline, or view the nomination packet on their website

For questions about the Grace Hopper Awards, please contact Erika Bailey, Advancement & Mentor Coordinator at 206-709-2228 or ebailey@seattlegirlsschool.org.


Next Cultural Conversation: Arts and Crafts Traditions

At the next Cultural Conversations gathering on Tuesday, Dec. 2, women will come together to share their interest in arts and crafts such as painting, photography, fiber arts, hand crafts, performance, cooking and arrangements. 

The meeting, titled “Arts and Crafts – Traditions and Expression Across Culture,” takes place 1-3 p.m. at Crossroads Community Center, 16000 NE 10th St., Bellevue.

Cultural Conversations is a women’s group that meets approximately every six weeks. The group seeks to build community connections and cultural understanding. 

At the gathering, the group will welcome those who create, collect or are inspired by art. There will be table displays at which women will have an opportunity to share how they learned about art and cultural traditions, and why they create or collect. Participants also will enjoy some treats of the season from local ethnic bakeries.

For more information on this event or future Cultural Conversations programs, please contact Carol Ross at 425-452-7917 or cross@bellevuewa.gov; or Barb Tuininga at 425-452-2800 or btuininga@bellevuewa.gov.


#FreshestRoots Talks Ferguson: Open Mic

In response to the grand jury decision whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in the Ferguson, Missouri; Freshest Roots, in partnership with Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI), will present a place for spoken word dialogue on Friday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.

The event will feature four artists performing in honor of Michael Brown and teens and young adults everywhere with words, music and poetry of power and remembrance. All ages, doors open at 7 p.m.

Freshest Roots is a Seattle native, urban, all ages open mic that occurs the first Friday of every month at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. Freshest Roots began in 2009 and is one of the most well-known open mics in the Seattle area. “The key to keeping Freshest alive and thriving is to keep things centralized and accessible to the community, and to stay humble on things that can, and cannot be changed,” Eddie Martinez, Freshest Roots co-founder. Freshest features art exhibits, cappella singing, folk guitar, music sampling, dancing, hip hop music and spoken word.

For more information about the open mic, or how to get involved, check out www.freshestroots.com.


Health Insurance Workshop at The Central Library Dec. 6

Individuals with personal laptops, tablets or smartphones can get help signing up for health care from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Dec. 6 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.

The workshop will feature the following components:

Health Care Enrollment Class - The class will begin at 11 a.m. in the Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium. During the first hour, representatives from Public Health-Seattle & King County will lead participants with electronic devices through the enrollment steps on Washington Healthplanfinder's website. From noon to 3 p.m., Public Health representatives will be available to answer questions.

Individual Assistance - For individuals without an electronic device, sign-up help will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1.

Health Care Information Fair - A health care fair with up to six health insurance companies will also occur from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the SirsiDynix Gallery on Level 1.

Those planning to attend and enroll in an insurance plan should have: Laptop, tablet or smartphone (if available), Social Security numbers for all household members, birth dates for all household members, most recent income information, Green Card number (if applicable)

Attendees must bring their own devices, fully charged. The Library will not be lending devices, and the auditorium does not have outlets available. This program is presented in partnership with Public Health-Seattle & King County. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $7.

To find more dates for health care sign-up help, visit the Library's Affordable Care Act page. For more information about programs offered by the Affordable Care Act, visit www.wahealthplanfinder.org.

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.


Immaculate Celebrates 110th Anniversary Dec. 8

Immaculate Conception Church invites all friends, parishioners, past and present and former students and their families to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the life of the Parish.  The celebration will be on Dec. 8, starting with a Mass at 6:30 p.m. with fellowship reception to follow.

The Immaculate Conception parish was founded in 1891 by Jesuit Fathers where Seattle University is now located.  In 1904, the parish was moved to its present location and the Church was built in just six months. 

Immaculate Conception Church is home to numerous multi-cultural families steeped in faith, service and civil rights advocacy. The Church is located at 820 18th Avenue in Seattle.  Let us reconnect and celebrate the life of the Parish.

 For more information, contact Hazel Mendoza at mbjumpstart@msn.com (206) 322 5970.

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