Local acupuncturists, in conjunction with Acupuncturists Without Borders, are planning a permanent acupuncture clinic for veterans. To kick off the project, they are hosting a free clinic on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 6:00 pm, at El Centro de la Raza (2524 16th Avenue South).
Here’s the announcement from AWB:
Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB) is implementing a nationwide program to provide free acupuncture to returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Groups around the country are forming to create a nationwide network of free community acupuncture clinics for veterans and their families. Seattle area acupuncturists are in the planning of stages of forming a weekly clinic focused exclusively on serving Veterans, and will host their inaugural event in the El Centro de la Raza community center on Beacon Hill on November 11 at 6:00 p.m. …
Donations and sponsorships to this event will be split 50-50, with half of the proceeds going to support AWB’s national efforts, and half going to support the formation of the Seattle Veterans’ Acupuncture Clinic. Tax exempt contributions can be made to Acupuncturists Without Borders, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Veterans and their immediate families can reserve a place at this event by making an online appointment at http://www.communichi.org/ or by calling 206-860-5009.
Good Food, a film about sustainable food and farming in the Pacific Northwest, will be screened on Wednesday, October 22, 7:00 pm, at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center on 3515 South Alaska Street. There will be food donation barrels for the Rainier Valley Food Bank; non-perishable food items for the barrels are requested. The screening is free and open to the public, and the filmmakers will attend.
Parts of Good Food were filmed locally, including parts at the Columbia City Farmers Market, Marra Farm, and the food bank at South Park Neighborhood Center, and an interview with Beacon Hill resident Jodie Vice. The film was shown at the Seattle International Film Festival this year, and they described it as follows:
“This lively tour of various Washington state farms and ranches that have adopted healthier organic methods in raising their products offers several lucid arguments in favor of smaller, more efficient farms, and purchasing locally grown crops. Still, none are as convincing as the marvelous bounty laid before our eyes in this film.”
There has been quite a bit of discussion about bus service changes when light rail comes on board. It would be great to have a discussion about this and fill out our surveys as a neighborhood! I’ve contacted Metro and they are sending me about 50 surveys (in multiple languages) to hand out at the Pancake Breakfast THIS Saturday at El Centro – 9:30AM.
A bus service and light rail discussion will go hand-in-hand at our forum on creating a town center, because you can not create a “town center” without adequate access by ALL modes. We have an amazing opportunity with the light rail to be more connected to southend neighborhoods and downtown, but bus service is still crucial for local trips.
The current Metro plans include a potential crosstown route that will connect the Hill with West Seattle, possible changes to the 38 to eliminate redundant service once the light rail opens, and more.
Heather and Sarah of Buggy, your local baby feed & tack, are pleased to invite the neighborhood to help celebrate Buggy’s first birthday tomorrow, Sunday, October 12th. There will be live music by Brian Vogan, as well as free cupcakes and coffee. The celebrating starts at 11:30am. Buggy is located at 3315 Beacon Avenue South. For more information, call 206-325-5999.
Come have a pancake and sausage breakfast and discuss the “Town Center” possibilities surrounding the new Lander Street tunnel station. Breakfast is graciously hosted by Beacon Hill Pedestrians next Saturday, October 18th, from 9:30am to 1pm at El Centro de la Raza (North entrance). For more information, contact BHP at 206-323-1792.
Thanks to Robert Hinrix for the list posting and BHP for the postcard!
eWaste Center, newly open at 660 South Othello in Georgetown, is hosting a free electronics waste disposal event on Saturday, October 11th, from 9am to 3pm. You can drop off old PCs, monitors, VCRs, televisions, etc. for disposal or recycling. For further information, call EWC at (206) 767-9950.
Thanks to Maria D. and Warren Yee from the list for the information!