The Powerful New Moon

July 20-26, 2005

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Eye to Eye on the Ave An exhibit by Michael Matisse, who spent more than a year getting to know and photographing homeless youth. Harrison Street Gallery, 305 Harrison St., 206-684-7200. Free. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Through Sun., July 31.

King County Fair The yearly Enumclaw livestock show, music showcase, midway, and food bonanza celebrates its 143rd birthday. 45224 284th Ave. S.E. (Enumclaw), 206-296-8890. $7 ($5 seniors/children). 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Wed., July 20-Thurs., July 21; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri., July 22-Sat., July 23; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun., July 24.

Peace Corps Event Former volunteers with the nation's largest do-gooder organization talk about their experiences and advise aspiring vols. Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E., 800-424-8580. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. Wed., July 20.

Home and Garden Class The Phinney Neighborhood Association's summer series continues with "Rain Barrel and Water Catchment Systems," taught by ecology guru Michael Broili, a specialist in Southeast Asian permaculture. Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 206-783-2244. $25 ($20 PNA members). 7-9 p.m. Wed., July 20.

Homelessness Forum Temple Beth Am, which is currently hosting Tent City 3, presents a community forum on homelessness. 2632 N.E. 80th St., 206-364-4866. Free. 7 p.m. Wed., July 20.

Luncheon Forum The tricky balance between personal and institutional responsibility is one of the thorny issues on the table at this month's CityClub-sponsored panel on health care reform. Among the panelists: King County Executive Ron Sims and University of Washington Medical Center head Kathleen Sellick. Women's University Club, 1105 Sixth Ave., 206-682-7395. $40 ($30 CityClub members). Noon-1:30 p.m. Thurs., July 21.

Employment Conference Sponsored by the Social Security Administration, "Ticket to Work" is a daylong job fair offering career counseling and workshops on job-hunting, interviewing, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Sheraton Hotel, 1400 Sixth Ave., 206-621-9000. Free. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri., July 22.

Film Screening The "Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies" series, hosted by Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice, continues with The Hunting of the President, about the political forces bent on destroying Bill Clinton. Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Pl., www.seattleactivism.org. Free. 7 p.m. Fri., July 22.

Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow As part of Seafair, Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center celebrates the achievements of Native American soldiers with a salmon bake, drumming, authentic music and dance, and arts and crafts. 3801 W. Government Way, 206-285-4425. $5 ($10 extra for salmon bake). 7-11 p.m. Fri., July 22. Noon-11 p.m. Sat., July 23. Noon-8 p.m. Sun., July 24.

Central Area Community Festival The weekend fest kicks off with a parade on Saturday, followed by games, food, cultural displays, and an homage to Count Basie performed by the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra on Sunday. Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry St., 206-999-3482. Free. Parade: 10-11:45 a.m. Sat., July 23. Festival: Noon-8 p.m. Sat., July 23-Sun., July 24.

Helicopter Heroes Fly-In Choppers from the Coast Guard, King County Sheriff's Office, Airlift Northwest, and Boeing descend on the Museum of Flight for an outdoor meet-and-greet followed by a 2 p.m. panel featuring Jay Spenser, the author of Whirlybirds: A History of the U.S. Helicopter. East Marginal Way South, 206-764-5720. Outdoor events are free; panel and indoor program free with admission: $14 ($13 seniors, $7.50 youth 5 to 17). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., July 23.

Kubota Garden Tour Take a guided stroll around the South End's largest authentic Japanese garden. Renton Avenue South and 55th Avenue South, 206-725-5060. Free. 10 a.m. Sat., July 23.

Urban Forest Restoration Project Start with a quick primer on urban forestry, then clear weeds, plant, and distribute mulch. (Tools provided.) Nature Consortium, 14th Avenue Southwest and Southeast Holly Street, 206-923-0853. Free. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sat., July 23.

Gardening Seminar Learn how to make a wreath from the low-growing deciduous plant called sedum. Swanson's Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., 206-838-2722. $40 (includes all materials). 11 a.m. Sat., July 23.

Family Fun Workshop At the Museum of Flight's celebration of the 1969 moon landing, participants can build a scale model of Apollo 11 or investigate the museum's own command module. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5720. $14 ($13 seniors, $7.50 youth 5 to 17). 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Sat., July 23-Sun., July 24.

Beach Naturalist Program Take a good look at the flora and fauna of the marine ecosystem during a beach visit led by trained volunteers. Participating beaches in Seattle: Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W.), Carkeek Park (950 N.W. Carkeek Park Rd.), Golden Gardens (8498 Seaview Pl. N.W.), and South Alki Beach (1702 Alki Ave. S.W.). Call 206-296-8359 for more info. Free. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sat., July 23. Noon-3:30 p.m. Sun., July 24.

Community Forum Rep. Jim McDermott leads a discussion of the Downing Street Memo, a British document that surfaced in May and contains controversial implications regarding America's invasion of Iraq. Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 First Ave., www.backbonecampaign.org. Free. 1-3 p.m. Sat., July 23.

All-City Family Day Explore the latest exhibit at History House of Greater Seattle. Currently on display: "Neighborhoods of Southeast Seattle." 790 N. 34th St., 206-675-8875. Free. 2 p.m. Sat., July 23.

SEAFAIR Hispanic Festival From authentic flamenco to cutting-edge DJs, from Puerto Rican rice and beans to Spanish gazpacho, you can find all things Latin at this annual fiesta. Seward Park Amphitheater, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S., 206-749-5600. Free. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., July 24.

Teri Bach Memorial The Seattle labor activist is remembered with music and a reception hosted by Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., 206-722-2453. Free. 3 p.m. Sun., July 24.

Seafair Chinatown Parade A hundred-foot Chinese dragon is among the many floats scheduled to wind through the International District/Chinatown, along with drill teams, clowns, and "queens and princesses" from the Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, and other local Asian communities. South Jackson Street and South King Street (between Fifth Avenue and 10th Avenue), 206-949-4868. Free. 7 p.m. Sun., July 24.

Youth Computer Course Shoreline Community College's summer series for kids 13 to 17 at Lake Forest Park Towne Center continues with "How to Build a Wicked Cool PC." 17171 Bothell Way N.E. (Lake Forest Park), 206-533-6700. $239. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon., July 25-Thurs., July 28.

Elliott Bay Pipe Band The kilt-clad ensemble visits Kent Kherson Peace Park for a bagpipe extravaganza. Second Avenue South and West Gowe Street (Kent), 253-856-5050. Free. Noon-1 p.m. Tues., July 26.

World War II Lecture Series The series concludes with a talk by former University of Washington history professor Wilton Fowler, who addresses the war's effects on American diplomacy. UW Kane Hall (Room 130), 206-543-0540. $15 ($12 UWAA members, $5 UW students). 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tues., July 26.

Astrology Lecture Therapist and astrologer Kate Austin explains how charts are read, and how to "access the power of the new moon." RSVP required to attend. Gilda's Club, 1400 Broadway Ave., 206-709-1400. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Wed., July 27.

David B. Williams The author of The Street-Smart Naturalist talks about finding pockets of wilderness in the confines of the city. Bailey/Coy Books, 414 Broadway Ave. E., 206-323-8842. Free. 7 p.m. Wed., July 27.

Film Screening Capitol Hill Neighbors for Peace and Justice host a screening of the documentary Arsenal of Hypocrisy: The Space Program and the Military Industrial Complex, with discussion to follow. St. Joseph's Parish Hall (Mother Teresa Room), 732 18th Ave. E., 206-322-8846. Free. 7-9 p.m. Wed., July 27.

Anne Feeney The Pittsburgh-based activist/folksinger discusses the history of the American labor movement, in which she's been involved for 35 years. Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Pl., 206-524-7753. $10-$20 (sliding scale). 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wed., July 27.

 
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