Oct 27, 2009

A good walk (not) ruined. Hear about an amazing journey!

I've know Erin since she was about 6: she's the daughter of a former colleague at the Hutch, and she was (rather more recently) a graduate student in a lab down the hall. Erin and Hig really did walk and paddle all the way from Seattle to the end of the Aleutian peninsula, blogging as they went! You can read their adventures on the blog, or you can read the book and/or come to the slide show. Erin will be interviewed on KING5 at 8AM on the 29th, and by KUOW at 9AM on the 30th.
We also go to the same dentist. At one point their inflatable raft was ripped apart by a bear. The thing that impressed our dentist most was that they were carrying enough dental floss to sew raft (and tent) back together again.
It's a great story. See you there.

Halloween at the Bottleneck Lounge

The BottleNeck Lounge and Skillet Present the Third Annual Hillside Harvest Feast
On Halloween!!

Date:                          Saturday, October 31, 2009
Time:              3:00 PM - close
Where:              The Bottleneck Lounge
                          2328 E. Madison St. (between John and 23rd on Capitol Hill)
www.bottlenecklounge.com    (206.323.1098)

Charge:              No cover

The BottleNeck Lounge and Skillet Street Food combine forces on October 31st to present the best Halloween Party this side of Transylvania.  Skillet’s Airstream will be parked directly in front of the newly-expanded BottleNeck Lounge, located at 2328 E. Madison St. on the backside of Capitol Hill.  Doors open at 3 PM and Skillet begins service at 4PM.  We’re bringing in some great seasonals, including Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale and Spire Mountain Dark and Dry Cider.  Enjoy with a tasty burger smothered in bacon jam (and yes, veggie fare will be available too).  Load up for your night on the town or hunker down with us for a spooktacular event!

Skillet will stop serving when the food runs out (hard to guess) but the party goes all night!  Prizes for best costume awarded at 6 PM and midnight and toasty drink specials created with Amarula Cream Liqueur until close.  Great food, great company – a ghoulishly good time!

The BottleNeck Lounge is a 21+ venue.

Oct 25, 2009

Halloween in the Arboretum!

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Miller Halloween Carnival (and toddler pumpkin patch)

(Reminder) The staff at Miller will be happy to see you and your children. They will be equally happy if you can volunteer to help at the event - contact Director Jeremy Doane at 684-4753. (click on image for legible version)

Oct 14, 2009

Miller Community Center Preschool

Miller Community Center is starting a  half-day preschool for 3 to 5 year olds, starting November 2nd. For further details see the brochure, available on paper at the Center, or right here (via the miracle of electrons). For more details contact Center Director Jeremy Doane at 684-4753  or the preschool: miller.preschool@seattle.gov

Community Council Election Forum

The Capitol Hill Community Council is proud to present a forum featuring candidates for Seattle Mayor. The purpose of the forum is to provide an opportunity for residents and other stakeholders on Capitol Hill and the surrounding neighborhoods to meet the candidates and learn more about them.  More specifically, the Council will engage the candidates in dialogue concerning their vision for the city and how they will seek to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Seattle. We will discuss topics such as the relationship of city government to its residents & neighborhoods, city planning in regard to open space & land use, and transportation. We hope you can join us for this exciting event!
Date:                    Saturday, October 17th, 2009
Time:                   4-6pm
Location:            Pigott Auditorium, Albers School of Business & Economics - Seattle University

If you have questions pertaining to the topics above that you would like posed to the candidates, please send them to us at chcc.officers@gmail.com. Please note that there will also be time for general audience Q&A.  This is an event sponsored by the Capitol Hill Community Council with the gracious donation of space from Seattle University.

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The format will go something like this

4pm Welcome, introductions, CHCC announcements
4:15 Mallahan question round
5pm Short Break
5:15 McGinn question round
6pm End

Our innovative format allows the Council to get into issues one-on-one with each candidate - it's a dialogue between each candidate and the community rather than an argument between opponents. 

We're also encouraging folks to attend the A&A Building Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Seattle University right before the mayoral candidate forum from 3-4pm.  The A&A Building is lovely, and this event is also a celebration of SU's commitment to community.

Oct 2, 2009

Chicks Play Hard 2009

I wanted to let you know that Chicks Play Hard 2009 is coming up in a few weeks.  We are looking for both volunteers and participants.

We are pleased to once again partner with Seattle Parks & Recreation/ Miller Community Center to provide this event free for the community.  Cappy's boxing returns this year to Chicks, as well as belly dancing, double dutch and fencing.

Chicks Play Hard will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, at Miller Community Center from 11 am to 4 pm.  Participants should be ages 9 to 13.

Each year we rely on volunteers to serve girls in the community and provide them with a great dayVolunteers should send an email to chicksplayhard@gmail.com and let us know if you can volunteer for part of the day, or the entire time.

Registration and more information at www.chicksplayhard.com

Thank you for helping us spread the word, and feel free to contact us with any questions.


Mary Guiden
Chicks Play Hard volunteer