Sep 302011

University Book Store regularly holds author readings and book signings at area stores, including Mill Creek, Seattle and Bellevue. For a list of this month’s events, see the list of events on their website. Most readings and signings are free of charge. You may sign up by email to receive notice of upcoming events.

Although it is one of more than 4,000 college bookstores in the U.S., the University Book Store can be likened to very few. It is among the top three in total sales volume and leads all college stores in the sale of books and supplies. It is one of few that are organized as independent, tax paying corporations with direct student involvement in management oversight. And it is one of the few that annually returns rebates or patronage refunds to its campus customers.

Sep 262011

Family-friendly Northwest Bookfest in Kirkland features dozens of author appearances and book signings, scores of exhibitors and booksellers, readings on multiple stages, storytellers and hands-on activities for kids, live music and a delicious variety of food and drink for sale. All events are free and open to the public. The event is free, with a suggested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family. Bookfest is held throughout Kirkland. For more information, parking and maps page.

  • 2012 Northwest Bookfest, September 22-23, 10am – 6pm

Bookfest encourages people of all ages to interact through art diversity to cultivate a lifelong love of literature through programs designed to promote literacy. The festival also celebrates local reading, writing and authorship by increasing community awareness of literary offerings.

Sep 242011

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Sep 122011

On Slacker Radio, you can listen to customized music, news, sports, and comedy stations for free (and with a subscription, you have on-demand access to specific songs, albums and playlists).Slacker Radio is available in more places than any other radio service. You can download the Slacker mobile application for free and listen everywhere on a long list of popular devices.

Sep 122011

Cherry Consignment

Cherry Consignment

Chery Consignment in West Seattle will help you turn your clothes into cash. They will help you recycle designer, better department and specialty store, clothing and accessories by selling them to other people and passing the profits along to you. Just remember, designer and better department store labels sell! The better the label and the better the condition of each garment, the quicker it will sell, and the better price it will get.

Don’t Forget About Your Accessories. Not only do we accept designer quality clothing; we also accept accessories such as shoes, jewelry, handbags, purses, hats, etc. If you own it, but just don’t wear it anymore, bring it in and we’ll resell it for you.

Visit the Cherry Consignment website for examples of items that sell and see Cherry’s Six Rules for Successful Consigning.

Cherry Consignment is a new consignment store in West Seattle that offers hard-to-find gently used fashions for everyone, including plus sizes, maternity, women, and men of every shape, size and lifestyle. Their focus is to offer affordable fashions to everyone, whether you’re a size 2, eating for two, or just plain proud of your curves!

Sep 122011

Treeswing is one of the leading voices on the issue of childhood obesity. Currently a quarter of the youth in Washington State are overweight, putting them at high risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and asthma. Treeswing’s goal is to increase the number of opportunities for youth to be physically active and to increase access to healthy foods in schools. Long term, the aim is to change current “norms” so that health is so embedded into the school culture that the healthy choice is the natural choice.

Volunteer with Treeswing

Treeswing values its dedicated volunteers and is committed to finding ways for individuals to be involvedand contribute your time and talent. Find out about volunteer opportunities with TreeSwing.

How TreeSwing Fights Obesity

Treeswing is bringing Playworks Recess 360 to low income elementary schools in the Puget Sound area in the fall of 2011. Playworks Recess 360 is a year-long school-based program designed to energize the recess yard in a structured and inclusive way that will engage all students. Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that supports learning by providing safe, healthy and inclusive play and physical activity to low-income schools at recess and throughout the entire school day.

Sep 122011

Theatre Puget Sound is a trade and service organization founded in 1997 to promote the spiritual and economic necessity of theatre to the public, and to unify and strengthen the theatre community in the region through programs, resources and services.

When you become an invidividual member of TSP, you will be connected to a network of over 140 theaters and other organizations in the Puget Sound performing arts community. Membership is not limited to theater practictioners. Any individual with a passion for the performing arts is welcome to join whether you are an artist, volunteer, donor, or audience member.

Individual membership begins at just $28 ($18/student).

Benefits of membership include special discounts for TPS members on theatre tickets to member organizations. Discounts vary from one performance location to the next. Participating theaters include many theaters throughout the region, both large and small, such as 5th Avenue, ACT, The Bathhouse Theater, Bellevue Civic Theater, Burien Little theater, Renton Civic Theater, Seattle Theater Group, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, and the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, to name just a few.

Sep 102011

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) presents the Seattle 2011 Samsung AT&T Summer Krush free concert on Friday, September 16, 2011, featuring RAP artist Pitbull at the Paramount Theatre. Doors open at 8pm.

The Summer Krush annual concert series is free to the public and brings the hottest bands to audiences across the country from L.A. to Orlando. Seattle is the final stop on the 2011 tour. International music sensation Pitbull has sold millions of digital singles (including his current hit “Hey Baby” featuring T-Pain, the double-platinum smash “I Know You Want Me [Calle Ocho],” “Hotel Room Service,” “Krazy,” and “Culo”); scored two No. 1’s on Billboard’s Rap Albums charts (his gold 2004 debut M.I.A.M.I. and 2009’s Rebelution; and has been featured on tracks by such pop-chart mainstays as Usher, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, and Janet Jackson.

Get FREE tickets here, which are required for entry to the Summer Krush 2011 With Pitbull at The Paramount Theatre.

Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St, Seattle, WA (Google map).

Sep 092011

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