On the List | Independence Day Picnic + fireworks, Ada’s Night Out, Tanabata Festival

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(Image: Plum via Facebook)

(Image: Plum via Facebook)

What are you doing for the 4th? How about joining the High 5 Pie-eating contest, or listening free music, or having a free hot dog and root beer float? Head to Cal Anderson Park on Friday 12pm – 5pm for the 12th Annual Independence Day Picnic This fun community event includes kid activities, a pet-human lookalike contest, and more. See our write up for more details. The 4th also brings Plum Cafe’s annual vegan 4th of July BBQ, 2 to 5 PM at 324 15th Ave E.

Later on Friday, catch the fireworks show over Lake Union from one of many prime viewing spots on the west side of Capitol Hill. Here are our suggestions for best spots for viewing. We did the research so you don’t have to. You’re welcome! Add your best picture to our CHS Flickr group.

adas night outBoth Worlds Two, a new animation film by Stefan Gruber premieres at Ada’s Technical Books on Thursday in the first edition of the store’s new evening series Ada’s Night Out. Included in the $12 admission ticket are “a spread of hors d’oeuvres made from fresh, seasonal produce purchased from local growers, as well as exclusive access to all the features of Ada’s, including our books, coffee, beer and wine. At 9pm we start the screening of Both Worlds Two, followed by Stefan talking about his work and answering questions.

Tanabata_smSunday, the Seattle Japanese Garden in the Arboretum  welcomes you to the Tanabata Festival:

“Tanabata at the Garden is a beautiful day filled with origami-making, and wish writing. As in Japan, Tanabata at the Seattle Japanese Garden is a celebration of the legend of two separated lovers, represented by two stars which only meet once a year in July. Bring your friends and family and hang your origami on the bamboo by our gates, we’d love to see you here in your kimono!”

Something to add? Let us know on the CHS Calendar — more listings below:

Oct 1 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Kadima
Kadima Community Shabbatot/Saturdays are open to everyone! Each Shabbat consists of intergenerational opportunities for community building through various Jewish (and other) tool boxes – learning, prayer, community building, Torah, mindfulness, play, and, of course, food. THIS WEEK: At 9am we … Continue reading
Oct 1 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Montlake
Now in its 4th Year, the Montlake Yard Sale, organized by the Montlake Community Club, is back on Saturday, October 1.  Currently, we have 49 participants and expect this number to grow as the yard sale date approaches.  Mark your calendar … Continue reading
Oct 1 @ 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Blaine Memorial UMC
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Oct 1 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Quantum Martial Arts
Start by Saturday 10/1 and be ready for your first belt promotion on November 5th. Take up to 4 martial arts and one Qigong class per week, get a new uniform, annual membership and your testing fee for only $125. Age … Continue reading
Oct 1 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM The Westin Seattle
6pm: Cocktails | 7pm: Dinner & Program, followed by dancing The Westin Seattle 6pm: Cocktails | 7pm: Dinner & Program, followed by dancing Join Casa Latina for a night of inspiration and solidarity. Being “en camino”—on the road—is central to … Continue reading
Oct 1 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
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Oct 2 @ 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Saint Mark's Cathedral
Each year Saint Mark’s honors Francis of Assisi, the 13th-century saint known for his love of God’s creation and animals. Pets on leashes or in their portable homes are welcome to join us in church for a blessing that day … Continue reading
Oct 2 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Woodland Park Zoo
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Oct 2 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Oct 2 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Capitol Hill Farmers Market
The Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market supports Washington’s small family farmers by creating a vibrant neighborhood farmers market.  Located outside the Seattle Central Community College, the Market runs year-round every Sunday from 11am-3pm, and has been in operation since 2005.  One can find fresh Washington grown produce, fruit and … Continue reading
Oct 2 @ 7:00 PM – Oct 3 @ 1:00 AM Madrona Wine Merchants
It’s Sunday Sipper time at Madrona Wine Merchants — come see what two lovelies that Mark is sampling this Sunday. There is always a surprise in the store. Check out our website: http://www.madronawinemerchants.com to see what we are pouring. Madrona … Continue reading
Oct 2 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Oct 2 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM BC Place
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Oct 2 @ 7:00 PM – Oct 12 @ 8:00 PM seattle Hebrew Academy
rh-flyer-3 Join Chabad of Capitol Hill for a meaningful and uplifting High Holiday experience! Rosh Hashanah Community Dinner Sunday, October 2nd – 7:30 PM Adult $18 / Child $10 Services: Rosh Hashanah Services: Monday, October 3rd – 9:30 AM Yom … Continue reading
Oct 2 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Kadima
High Holidays 5777 with Kadima: Teshuvah and Demonization of the Other In this season of returning to our best selves, who is the “us” that makes others “them”? Last year, Kadima’s high holiday services centered the issues raised by the … Continue reading
Oct 2 @ 7:00 PM – Oct 3 @ 1:00 PM Rosh Hashanah In Capitol Hill
Join Chabad of Capitol Hill for a meaningful and uplifting High Holiday experience! We will be welcoming the new year with delicious traditional Rosh-Hashanah foods, great camaraderie and inspiration. Capture the spirit and tastes of Rosh Hashanah with family and … Continue reading
Oct 3 @ 9:45 AM Kadima
Community potluck lunch (vegetarian/vegan/dairy – no meat) to follow. Childcare provided during this service at no charge. About our Services: High Holidays 5777 with Kadima: Teshuvah and Demonization of the Other In this season of returning to our best selves, … Continue reading
Oct 3 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
Now you can drop into a class at The SweatBox every weekday at noon. Monday-Vinyasa; Tuesday-Hot Hybrid; Wednesday- Yin; Thursday- Hot Hybrid; Friday- Vinyasa! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Oct 3 @ 12:30 PM Kadima
Immediately following Rosh Hashanah morning services, join in community for a short ritual snack in the commons – grape juice, challah, apples & honey, honey cake, and hard boiled eggs. After sustaining our hunger, we invite you to walk with … Continue reading
Oct 3 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
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Oct 3 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Do you have a story to tell? Be it non-fiction, fiction or family history, this workshop will be the springboard for your writing projects. Learn the basics of how to write stories which tap into your creativity, and resonate with … Continue reading
Oct 3 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
Since their near eradication in the early 20th century, beavers have made a surprising comeback. Today, beavers have returned to many streams and waterways of Seattle, including Yesler Swamp in the Center for Urban Horticulture’s backyard. Come join us as … Continue reading
Oct 4 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
4 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, September 13-October 4 This series will also be offered in August and November Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and … Continue reading
Oct 4 @ 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM The Growl Store
Every Tuesday is Taster Tuesday.  Tasters are only $0.75, the perfect excuse to try great local beer.  Bring your growler or get one here. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Oct 4 @ 5:11 PM – 6:11 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us in the Arboretum for some fun and gentle exploration of yoga in outdoor environments. Class is great for beginners through advanced practitioners and will include both yoga poses and walking meditation. Bring your own mat. Class Dates (all … Continue reading
Oct 4 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Join us for our six-ish mile all paces run. For Tuesday run, we have a winter route at 5.7 mi and a summer route at 6.3 mi.  The summer route explores the trails of Interlaken and the Arboretum.  The winter … Continue reading
Oct 4 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Center from Urban Horticulture
7-part course: Tuesdays, 7-9:30pm, starting September 20 and ending November 1 The pencil is an effective tool for producing beautiful botanical works, and skill in pencil rendering is also a good basis for ongoing study of botanical art in other … Continue reading
Oct 5 @ 12:00 PM Canterbury Ale House
More fun than a barrel full of monkeys… Pub Trivia. Get drinks as prizes for answering questions correctly. Great food, great drinks, and some questions to answer to get more beer and food. It’s free to play, prizes to top … Continue reading
Oct 5 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
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Oct 5 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Pyramid Alehouse
Come join 100 Women Who Care to choose the next charity to receive our donation. The charities up for vote are: The Tears Foundation ,  Major Taylor Project , Lady Bug House . We are a group of women who … Continue reading
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