My Big Run (virtually), Fleet Feet Seattle, 6–7 p.m., $10 registration, tinyurl.com/y9mcwyz2
This year, Global Running Day will look a bit different. And by a bit, we mean very, since we’re deep in a pandemic. But don’t let that get you down! Fleet Feet is still working to bring runners together the best way they can: with their new Big Run. At the link and time above, you can register for whatever distance you choose and get instructions on how to participate in this year’s races. They’ve included fun touches, like at-home photo props and race bibs to really get you in the spirit. Plus, if you’re new to running, you’ll also get access to training tips to help you reach your goals on Global Running Day and beyond. So get going and good luck!
Virtual Story Time, Pacific Science Center, 10-10:30 a.m., Facebook Live, free but donations accepted, tinyurl.com/yaa9mrtl
Do you have a young science enthusiast in your household? If so, join along in this virtual story time with the Pacific Science Center. Each week has a specific theme with stories rotating around it. You and your little ones will be able to engage with the educators as they read aloud. The PacSci Facebook page leads to lots of fun and brainy virtual events they’re doing—check ’em all out.
Singing OUT *Virtual* Tour: Heather Mae & Crys Matthews, 8:30 p.m., video link provided after ticket purchase, $15,
While lots of things are being put on hold, Pride must go on! Start Pride month off strong with two award-winning singer-songwriters, Heather Mae (“the queer Adele”) and Crys Matthews (“the Woody Guthrie of our generation”), at this fun-filled event. Everyone is encouraged to come dressed in their best Pride gear, however you identify, and ready to sing along, play some games and compete in giveaways. While we can’t gather physically, we can gather in song and spirit to kick off Pride month with good tunes, good vibes and good times.
Online Food Forest Plant Sale, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., details to follow, free, tinyurl.com/yaukaj25
South 47 farms will be hosting an online sale with steep discounts on their inventory! Plants to be sold include ones for your food forest, such as edibles, medicinals, flowers for pollinators and more, so be sure to check out the sale when it goes live. Plants will be available for coordinated pickup at this Redmond farm. Transform your life with lots of new little ones. Plus, you’ll eventually be able to grocery shop in your yard!
Queer N’Teen Chats, 3:30–4 p.m., Instagram Live, free, tinyurl.com/y8lhkydg
Gay City: Seattle LGBTQ Center will be hosting members of the Youth Advisory Council as they go live on the @GayCity and @YAMWashington Instagram accounts to talk about ways to support queer youth in quarantine, things that bring them joy, ways to stay busy and lots more! This event could be a great resource if you’re looking for support or to learn how to give it, or you just want to make some connections. If you have any questions, you can also reach out directly to Gay City at email@example.com or (206) 860-6969 ext. 7.
Thursdays in June
Cheers for Peers, 6–6:30 p.m., Facebook & Instagram Live, free, tinyurl.com/y8fzzsmj
Imagine this: riding your bike along the Burke Gilman Trail until you reach Woodinville, then going for a few tastings at the plethora of wineries, distilleries and breweries and enjoying a perfect PNW day. Now, to prepare for that eventual outing (when safe to do so), you can join the four Cheers for Peers events planned that will be hosted by the Woodinville community to highlight their magical makers. Be sure to follow along at the above link for special offers so you can pre-purchase from the featured businesses. Aaand cheers!
Calendar compiled by Michelle Galluzzo. Got something we should know about? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for calendar submissions is nine days prior to the date of publication.
Read more in the May 27 - June 2, 2020 issue.