High Voltage Women: Breaking Barriers at Seattle City Light

Women’s History Month BOOK LAUNCH
High Voltage Women
Breaking Barriers at Seattle City Light

A compelling account of pioneering electrical tradeswomen whose fight for affirmative action and against job harassment changed their workplace, their union, and their city. Radical Women is incredibly proud of the role played by our founder Clara Fraser and other members in an effort that began in the 1970s and continues today. The book shows how tradeswomen built alliances with men of color, white male union members and office staff to change the culture of management abuse and life-threatening sexism and racism at Seattle City Light.
“This amazing story gives hope and inspiration to women in every workplace.” — Louis Walter, Business Manager, IBEW Local #77

Meet author Ellie Belew and City Light groundbreaker Megan Cornish

No-Host Bar – Refreshments $5-10 donation

Washington State Labor Council Building
321 16th Ave. S., Seattle

Sponsored by: Radical Women, Labor Archives of Washington, Seattle Silence Breakers, Washington Women in Trades

Event information: 206-722-6057, RWseattle@mindspring.com

High Voltage Women is published by
Red Letter Press
$20.00 – 224 pages – photos, index, notes
Books go on sale March 1
Order at www.RedLetterPress.org

Introduction to Plant Identification in the Field

6 Mondays, March 11 – April 15 plus 2 field trips on March 30 and April 20

This course is designed for students who want to develop basic field identification skills and gain experience using the keys in the new 2nd edition of Hitchcock and Cronquist’s “Flora of the Pacific Northwest.” Over the six-week course students will learn how to recognize approximately 25 of the most common plant families found in Washington. Emphasis is placed on learning the combination of vegetative (leaf and stem) and flower characters that are unique to each family. Class time is spent learning basic terminology needed for plant identification and keying out local native and introduced species using a combination of dissecting microscopes, an introductory text for identifying plant families, and “Flora of the Pacific Northwest”. Copies of “Flora of the Pacific Northwest” are available in the classroom for students to use.
Taught by David Giblin, UW Herbarium

Field Trips:
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 1-3pm, University of Washington Campus
Saturday, April 20, 2019, 8am-4pm, Deception Pass State Park

Marchesi de Barolo Wine Tasting

Barolo as we know it today was first made in the early 19th century by the Marchese Carlo Tancredi Falletti di Barolo and his wife, Giulia. The wine from their estate soon became known as “the wine from Barolo”. The Marchesi had no children and following the death of the couple, the Marchesi di Barolo dynasty was left without an heir. The Winery was left to a charity helping the most needy of nearby Torino. The sales of wine from their Barolo vineyards continue to fund the charity, which still exists today. In 1929, local winemaker, Pietro Abbona purchased the cellars formerly owned by the Marchesi and eventually acquired all their vineyard holdings as well. Since 2006, the estate has been under the direction of Pietro’s great-grandson and fifth-generation winemaker, Ernesto Abbona and his wife Anna. Marchesi di Barolo’s estate today encompasses 430 acres of vineyards in the Langhe, some of the finest in Piedmont. Come by on Saturday and taste some of its produce.

2017 Gavi DOCG $18
The aroma is intense and fine, fruity and floral. It remembers the golden apples and green almonds. The scent of chamomile flowers is strong at the taste, completely in harmony. “Floral and anise notes accent the core apple and lemon flavors in this juicy white. The wine is balanced, leaving a salty, yet mouthwatering impression

2015 Servaj, Dolcetto Langhe DOC $13
Servaj” (pronounced: Ser-vai) is Piedmontese dialect, for both “wild” and “creative”. This Dolcetto is fresh and quite fruity with a distinct scent of Morello cherry. The dry, pleasantly balanced flavor is due to the low level of acidity.

2016 Maraia, Barbera del Monferrato DOC $15
In Piedmontese dialect, the term Maraia is synonymous with little rascals. Liveliness, exuberance, and sometimes a bit mischievous, this is a fitting name for a young, fresh, fragrant Barbera.

2014 Sbirolo, Nebbiolo Langhe DOC $18
Nebbiolo is a very eclectic grape variety. It is able to extract many trace elements from hills with calcareous and clayey soil that enrich its texture, while picks fragrant and fruity aromas from soils rich limestone and fine quartz sands. This union causes a wine of great harmony and completeness with a wide and immediate expression of the bouquet. The fragrance combines the fruity aromas of raspberries to those ethereal and spicy of violet and vanilla. The taste is dry, balanced with fine and elegant tannins.

2012 Barolo Tradizione DOCG $50
The grapes for this Barolo come exclusively from the finest vineyards of the communities of Castiglione Falletto, Barolo and Monforte d’Alba. The wine is blended and aged for 2 years in traditional large Slavonian oak barrels. The wine completes its aging in the bottle for some months before release. The 2012 Barolo Tradizione is a dark and succulent expression of Nebbiolo from a warm vintage. Plum fruit, tart cherry, balsam herb and black licorice rise from the bouquet with marked intensity. The wine is structured and firm with broad flavors that spread far over the palate.

Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2 until the bottles run out and on Sunday, we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5.

Design review: 1711 20th Ave

Land Use Application to allow 2, 4-story townhouse buildings, 3-unit and 5-unit (8 units total). Parking for 2 vehicles proposed. Existing building to be demolished.

View Design Proposal  (10 MB)    

Review Meeting
February 13, 2019 6:30 pm

Seattle University

901 12th Ave
Casey Commons – Casey 530
Review Phase
REC–Recommendation  See All Reviews

Project Number

Joe Hurley — Email comments: PRC@seattle.gov

Starbucks Hot Java Cool Jazz

Join us on Friday, March 15th for a swinging, music-filled evening at Starbucks 24th Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz concert, featuring performances by the amazingly talented jazz bands from Edmonds-Woodway, Mount Si, Mountlake Terrace, Roosevelt and Garfield high schools.

100% of all ticket sales from this concert will go to the performing school music programs.

Paint and Meditate: A Watercolor Workshop

Can you find new creativity if you enter into art from a calm, inspiring, mental space?
Join us for painting and meditation in this watercolor workshop to find out! We’ll combine the freedom and exploration of guided meditation with the flow of watercolor painting.

You’ll be guided through seated visualizations to dive deeper into inspiration and see what surfaces. We’ll learn foundational watercolor techniques to create a misty mountain scene.

You’ll leave with a little more peace and plenty of supplies to continue painting at home, including a palate of paints, two brushes, and high quality watercolor paper. All levels of painting and meditation are welcome!

Make Your Own Natural Perfumes

Join Flower of Life By Ritual and Big Dipper Wax Works in an evening of exploring the world of aromatherapy and all natural scent making! Great smells do not need to be made in a lab to be long lasting or interesting. We will discuss essential oils, absolutes, attars, and basic perfume making ingredients and techniques, and you will make two custom scented roller ball perfumes to take home. There is also an option to create more custom rollers in class for an additional purchase. No phthalates, parabens or animal testing here!

Bubble Tea at Home!

There’s a reason why bubble tea is so popular – it’s hard to pass up this sweet, ice-cold drink dotted with chewy boba tapioca pearls. What if we told you you could make your own bubble tea at home with just a few ingredients and a little know how? Yep, that’s right!

Come learn the history of this sweet sensation along with everything you need to create your own. Most store-bought bubble teas are flavored with special powders and sweetened condensed milk – we’ll show you how to make yours with regular tea, milk (or alternative milks, including Oatly!), and sugar. We’ll review the recipe and ratios, show you how to cook and store boba, and share our favorite flavor infusions.

Go home with recipes, a supply of boba to get you started, and lots of inspiration. Once you know the secrets of making your own bubble tea, you’ll want to have it everyday!

Modern Macrame: Make an Air Plant Holder

Macrame is back, baby! We’ll put a modern spin on an old classic and guide you through making a stylish air plant hanger. Get hands-on practice tying macrame knots, including the larks head, the square, the half square, and the gather. We’ll provide everything you need, including rope, a brass ring, and wooden beads, plus hands-on instruction. Join the trend of what’s old is new and get crafty with us this winter!