An Old Hippie’s Choosings

Dec. 22-28, 2004

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Bilingual Immigration Law Clinic Learn your rights at a free half-hour consultation with an attorney (interpreter provided). YWCA, 2024 Third Ave., 206-267-7027. Free. 5:30 p.m. Wed., Dec. 22.

Peace Vigil Join Ballard residents and others in an antiwar protest. Northwest Market Street and 22nd Avenue Northwest, Free. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wed., Dec. 22.

Peace Vigil Protesters are encouraged to gather and stand together, preferably with “No Iraq War!” signs in hand. Wallingford Avenue North and North 45th Street, Free. 5:30-7 p.m. Wed., Dec. 22.

Green Party Meeting A general membership meeting for local Greens. University Heights Center, Northeast 50th Street and University Way Northeast, 206-524-3377. Free. 7:15 p.m. Wed., Dec. 22.

Peace Vigil Westlake Park is the site of this protest against U.S. policy in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as America’s role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Scheduled to attend is the antiwar advocacy group Women in Black, profiled by Janet Bailey in the Oct. 6 issue of SW. Fourth Avenue and Pine Street, 206-208-9715. Free. 5-6 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 23.

Anti-Inaugural Protest Meeting Help fellow dissenters plan a protest of Dubya’s reascension. Seattle Central Community College, Broadway Avenue East and Pine Street, Free. 7 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 23.

Dating Violence Forum Intended for young people 16 to 19, this discussion sponsored by Youth Eastside Services emphasizes ways to avoid falling into either the victim or victimizer role in relationships. Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave., 425-747-4937. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 23.

Queer/Progressive Book Discussion Group Call ahead to find out which book is up for discussion. 1420 E. Yesler Way (Apt. 5), 206-861-1110. Free. 7 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 23.

Blackbird Tip-to-Tail Tour The Museum of Flight throws a spotlight on its M/D-21 Blackbird, the fastest piloted jet in the world, on a docent-guided tour of the aircraft. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5720. Free with museum admission ($12 adults, $11 seniors, $7.50 youth). 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sun., Dec. 26-Sun., Jan. 2.

Winter Break Blast-Off! This week’s family workshops at the Museum of Flight include a chance to make “aviation art” and a session devoted to test-flying custom gliders. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5720. Free with museum admission ($12 adults, $11 seniors, $7.50 youth). Noon-3 p.m. Sun., Dec. 26-Thurs., Dec. 30.

Banner for Peace Hold a sizable banner reading “END THE OCCUPATION” along with kindred spirits on the overpass at North 102nd Street and Aurora Avenue North. 206-706-9070. Free. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 26.

Birding the Hotspots of King County A bus trip, organized by the Audubon Society, goes “wherever the birds are.” New birdwatchers are welcome. Meet at Newport Hills Park & Ride, 5115 113th Pl. S.E. (Bellevue), 425-746-6351. $2. 9 a.m.–noon. Mon., Dec. 27.

Orientation to Tibetan Buddhism Lamas and Tibet figure prominently in this beginner’s workshop on the history of Buddhist thought. Sakya Monastery, 108 N.W. 83rd St., 206-789-2573. Free. 7:30 p.m. Tues., Dec. 28.

Peace Fellowship Meeting A gathering hosted by local pacifist group Episcopal Peace Fellowship. Call for location: 206-270-9170. Free. 7 p.m. Wed., Dec. 29.