CD Weekend Guide: Soup Swap + Mt Zion Market and Art Fair

Here’s a short roundup of what’s going on around the neighborhood this weekend. Got anything to add? Let us know in the comments. And if you want your event listed, be sure to post details to the CDNews events calendar.

When: Saturday, February 18, 2012 11:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Where: 1634 19th Ave. Seattle, WA
What: Women’s Day Marketplace and Arts Fair

On Your Mark, Get Set, Shop! …The Women’s Day Marketplace and Arts Fair! Unique gifts, Entertainment, Food, Fun for Everyone…you will find it all at the Mount Zion Women’s Day Marketplace and Arts Fair! Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 18th from 11AM to 5PM in the Jessie L. Shields Fellowship Hall. Vendors, the Marketplace and Arts fair is the perfect place to sell, sell, sell! Applications are available in the church lobby and at We are also still in need of volunteers to help with set up, break down, assistance with vendors throughout the day, etc. For additional information please contact Dr. Georgia McDade at [email protected] or call 206.322.6500. See you there!

When: Saturday, February 18, 2012 02:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Where: Garfield Community Center
What: Black History Month Youth Talent Showcase

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to celebrate Black History Month at a Youth Talent Showcase. The Showcase event is Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 2 – 5 p.m. at Garfield Community Center located at 2323 E. Cherry St. The entertaining afternoon will feature performances highlighting community youth singing, dancing, hip-hop, and poetry talents.

Garfield Teen Life Center, Yesler Community Center and Garfield Community Center collaborated on this 2nd annual Black History Month event.

For more information contact please contact Nikitta Vinson at [email protected] or 206-684-4788.

And, though it’s not a weekend event, a reminder about Wednesday’s CD Soup Swap at Judkins Street Cafe:

It is a great opportunity to meet neighbors here in the CD. To attend, we’re going to ask only this: you have to live in the Central District. We’re going to broadly define the CD so that if you live north of Atlantic, south of Madison, east of 14th and west of 30th, you are invited!

Soup Swaps are a very easy way to add some variety to your meals. You bring six one-quart containers of frozen soup, and you leave with six-one quart containers of frozen soup, but now they’ll be in a wonderful mix instead of just eating from that same big pot of soup for days and days.

We won’t be specifying it vegan, vegetarian or meat qualities: just bring what you like to cook. It’s only important to make sure that you’ve got quart size containers and that you have six. You can read about Soup Swap (it’s a craze that started right here in Seattle) at 

We’ll start gathering around 6:00 pm for mingling, with the Soup Swap to being promptly at 7:00. If you’re in a hurry, there shouldn’t be a reason you can’t be out the door by 8:00 pm or even 7:30, but of course, we’re looking forward to having a chance to meet folks from other sections of the CD.

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