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Your Weekend Plans

Let’s admit it – August was kind of a downer, weather-wise.  But so far September is looking pretty fantastic, with my desktop widget showing 5 solid days of sunshine, with temperatures in the 70s and lower 80s.    We need to get out there and enjoy it before the winter gray sets in.

Here’s a few things that are on the neighborhood calendar for you to check out:

The Central Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a free seminar for neighborhood businesses on Saturday from 10am – 2pm.  They’ve got four speakers scheduled, covering credit, taxes, marketing, and financing.   And even if you’re already an expert in those areas, how about using it to network and meet some of the other local business owners?

Or if the world of business isn’t your thing, how about a nice walk?  The friendly folks at Feet First are hosting a free neighborhood walk on Saturday, starting at 10:30 in the morning.   You can grab one of their great new maps, meet other walking neighbors, and checkout what’s happening around the neighborhood.   Meet the group at Odessa Brown Clinic at 2101 E. Yesler Way.

After the walk, you can head over to the Douglass-Truth library branch and check out the recent renovations.  They’re celebrating the end of the project that funded the remodel there and at other libraries around the city, and the architects that were in charge of the Douglass-Truth branch will be there to answer your questions.   If you haven’t been in to see it yet, I’d recommend a quick tour.  It’s pretty cool to see how they melded old building with new.

Traffic alert: the Huskies are scheduled to play the #3 ranked OK Sooners at 4:45pm, so you’ll want to avoid any unnecessary trips to that part of town on Saturday afternoon and night.   You might also want to steer clear of any Husky fans once the game is over…

Do you have an event you’d like to publicize?  You have full authority to add it to our calendar.  It only takes a minute to become a member of the site, and once posted, your event will appear on the front page for everyone to see.

Have a great weekend!

0 thoughts on “Your Weekend Plans

  1. it burns me up when i accidentally land in UW football traffic on a weekend…thanks for the heads up!

    enjoy this fab weather!

  2. Registration is required. I don’t if the day of the event is too late, but please try if your interested.
    When: Saturday, September 13, 2008 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Where: Central District starting at the Odessa Brown Clinic on 21st & Yesler
    What: Feet First a nonprofit organization building walkable communities in the Puget Sound, is hosting a free neighborhood walk starting at the Odessa Brown Clinic on Saturday, September 13th at 10:30 a.m. The walk led by Feet First Board President, John Stewart will direct the roughly two-mile walk, which will center in the Squire Park neighborhood.
    Participating walkers will have the opportunity to tour local organizations: Odessa Brown Clinic, Pratt Fine Arts Center, and proposed new development project at 23rd and Cherry. At each of the stops, participants will learn more about these organizations and find out how they are working to make the Central District an enjoyable place to live.
    The purpose of this walk is to share with people Feet First’s newly released map of the Central District and to give walkers a chance to learn about what is happening in their community. Everyone on the walk will receive a map, pedometer and a coupon for 10% off classes at Pratt Fine Arts Center. The maps are designed to make walking easier as it highlights noteworthy places in the neighborhood that are within walking distance in the Central District.
    Walkers will meet at the Odessa Brown Clinic located at 2101 E. Yesler Way on September 13 at 10:30am. The walk is free, but you must reserve your space by calling 206-652-2310 or emailing [email protected] by September 10th. About Feet First
    Feet First is a nonprofit organization that has been advocating for sustainable and walkable communities in the Puget Sound since 1996.