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Beacon Bits: Candidate visit, free trees, Jungle tour, and poetry

You could grow these on your own tree, free from EarthCorps and the Mayors Office of Sustainability and the Environment. Photo by Erlomo.
You could grow these on your own tree, free from EarthCorps and the Mayor's Office of Sustainability and the Environment. Photo by Erlomo.
Mayoral candidate Mike McGinn, who seems to be attempting to court Southeast Seattle voters lately, is hosting a “town hall” meeting at the Jefferson Park community center at 8pm on Saturday, September 19th. He’ll also be at the Columbia City library earlier the same day, at 10:30am. (There probably won’t be much yelling at these town halls.)

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More free trees! EarthCorps and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment are looking to provide trees to residents to plant on private property or the planting/parking strips along the street in neighborhoods with low tree canopy coverage. There are several trees to choose from, including cherry trees. Check the EarthCorps site for more info and the application form.

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Craig Thompson takes KOMO’s Travis Mayfield for a walk in the Jungle. Video, too. And more at Travis’s personal blog.

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Garage sale Sunday near 28th and FerdinandCraigslist
You can post your own garage sale announcements in our Forum.

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The Chrysanthemum Literary Society’s inaugural poetry reading is this Saturday, the 19th, from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Beacon Hill library.

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Don’t forget the other events coming up — like the Lucile Street block party this Saturday starting at noon! Check out the event calendar for more.

Lucile Street block party next Saturday

Kelly Brownlee wrote to get the word out about the Lucile Street block party near Cleveland High this upcoming Saturday the 19th — everybody’s invited! She’s particularly looking for folks who might want to bring a BBQ grill and anyone who can help with road closure signs.

Block Party on South Lucile Street!
(Between 16th and 17th Ave S. on South Lucile Street)

When: Saturday, September 19th, 12-4pm
What to bring:

  • Food — Bring a dish to share or some meat for grilling! We’ll have grills set up. Don’t cook? Bring paper plates & napkins or something to drink.
  • A chair
  • Umbrellas if it sprinkles
  • Fun & Games:
    Chalk drawing in the streets, cupcakes & more!

    Meet your community:
    Neighbors, safety liaisons, Cleveland High School staff

    Get involved:
    Be part of our neighborhood phone tree, sign up to be part of Block Watch & more

    But most importantly… come have fun and get to know the people in your neighborhood!

    Please direct suggestions, questions to contact below. Can you contribute a folding table? Grill? Canopy in the event it sprinkles? Ideas? Let me know! In the event of a downpour, the party will be rescheduled.

    Please RSVP to: Kelly B. 206-818-1625
    email: blockpartyonlucile@hotmail.com

    Please do not park on Lucile between 16th and 17th Ave S. during the block party. Street and alleyways will be closed to traffic from 12-4pm.

Beacon Bits: Jungle shooting, health inspections, Night Out block parties