Vote Surly and Soften

Events for Jan. 28-Feb. 4, 2004

Special Election Join fellow Seattleites in voting on two school levies. See Geov Parrishs column for details. Visit www.metrokc.gov/elections for precinct locations and other information, or call 206-296-1565. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Tues., Feb. 3.

Dennis Kucinich The dark-horse presidential candidate with a vocal Seattle following speaks as part of an event called "We the People." Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255. Free admission. 7 p.m. Wed., Feb. 4.

Arianna Huffington Pundit, author, and frequent lecturer, Huffington comes to Shoreline. See SW This Week for details. Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-546-4590. General admission: $15 ($13 for seniors and SCC employees, $10 for SCC students). 7:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 4.

Town Hall Forum Isolationism and its malcontents come under discussion at this forum moderated by University of Washington professor emeritus Hubert G. Locke, with help from ex-bishop Cabbell Tennis, attorney Lisa Hayes, and current UW prof Donald Hellman. This edition of Town Halls ongoing globalism series focuses on whether the U.S. should rejoin the International Criminal Court. Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255. $5. 7:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 4.

Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Sen. Pat Thibaudeau Residents of the 36th and 43rd legislative districts are encouraged to ask the state senators about issues ranging from environmental protection to protecting students from sexual abuse. Antioch University, 2326 Sixth Ave. 10 a.m.-Noon Sat., Jan. 31.

Distorted Morality Evergreen Peace and Justice Community screens "a film of a talk given by Noam Chomsky," the prolific author and commentator who has become a lefty icon. The 55-minute talk concerns the War on Terror, of which Chomsky likely disapproves. Discussion to follow. Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave., 425-453-4429. Free admission. 7 p.m. Tues., Feb. 3.

Sound Transit Board Meeting This regular meeting of regional transit officials covers such disparate topics as commuter rail, bus service, light rail, and park-and-ride lots. Union Station, 401 S. Jackson St., 206-398-5313. 1-2:30 p.m. Thu., Jan. 29.

Arms Collectors Show An event for collectors of guns large and small, old and less old. Come out to show off your firepower, or just to stand in rapturous awe of others. Washington State Fairgrounds, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W. (Puyallup), 253-841-5054. $6. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., Jan. 31. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., Feb. 1.

New Exhibit at the Museum of Flight Seattles foremost aviation museum has a full-scale model of Da Vincis famous ornithopter, a human-powered aircraft with wings that flap. Also noteworthy: The museums look at the early days of flight, including oral histories and hands-on displays, ends the same day the Da Vinci exhibit begins. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5700. $11 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6.50 for youth (5-17). 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. Feb. 1

St. Patricks Church Used Book Sale Pick up enough reading material to get you through the rest of winter at this annual smorgasbord of gently used novels and nonfiction. Proceeds benefit St. Pats and various local charities. 2702 Broadway Ave. E. Free admission. 5-9 p.m. Fri., Jan. 30. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., Jan. 31. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun., Feb. 1.

Composting Can Happen Learn how trash becomes treasure at expert gardener Gordon Behnkes composting workshop. Windmill Gardens, 5823 160th Ave. E., 253-863-5843. Free admission. 10 a.m. Sat., Jan. 31.

Highway 26 Exhibit Fans of state Route 26, take note: The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, with help from Washington State University, has created a retrospective highlighting the ups and downs of the 133-mile road from Colfax to Vantage. 2316 W. First Ave. (Spokane), 509-456-3931. $7 for adults, $5 for seniors/students. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Sun., May 2.

 
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