The Science Inside Climate Pledge Arena
Pacific Science Center: livestream; 7–8:30 p.m., free/suggested donation $10, all ages
Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena, being built specifically for Kraken hockey, is slated to be the first zero-carbon certified arena in the world. If you’re wondering how, register for this livestream panel event hosted by Pacific Science Center. The four panelists are either working directly on the Climate Pledge Arena or for Amazon’s Sustainable Buildings. They will dive into the science and sustainability behind manifesting the place. You’ll learn about the 100 percent renewable electricity, the rainwater ice rink and sourcing the food concessions from local suppliers. Registration is mandatory, so sign up at the link and you’ll get an email about the livestream.
Free Veterinary Care for our Unsheltered Neighbors
Seattle Veterinary Outreach at the Bridge Shelter: 1923 Third Ave., Seattle; 11 a.m.–2 p.m., free
If you are experiencing homelessness or on SNAP and have a pet in need of veterinary care, perk up. Seattle Veterinary Outreach works to equalize the right to have a pet; we all deserve the joys of pet ownership (if we want), as well as the resources to keep them safe and healthy. Due to current circumstances, the day will be divided into time slots, with clients physically distanced while awaiting their appointments. The organizers recommend that clients come at 10:30 a.m. to sign up for a time slot that day, and then arrive 15 minutes before their appointment time.
Sunflowers in Snohomish
Thomas Family Farm: 9010 Marsh Rd., Snohomish; 9 a.m.–7 p.m., $20, all ages
We could all use a little extra joy in our lives these days, am I right? If you’re looking for a fun way to soak up some beauty and some sunshine, head over to the Thomas Family Farm for their annual sunflower blooms. Things are a bit different this year (wish I had a nickel for every time I typed that), but by following the event guidelines, this is sure to be a great experience. A few quick things to know: Time slots are for one hour, groups are limited to 5 people or fewer, children under 5 are free and no pets allowed. There is even an option to get professional photos taken; if you’re interested in that, email info@ThomasFamilyFarm.com. Enjoy the sunflowers and the way they always find light!
Washington Corgi Beach Day
Edmonds Off Leash Dog Park: 498 Admiral Way, Edmonds; donations to charity encouraged, all ages
The title of this event really sells it. Corgis and a beach?! Perfection. But honestly, it gets even better. Not only will there be corgis and a beach, but the event will garner donations for three nonprofits: CASA Camano, Main Street Mutt Rescue and Tacoma Humane. As if it doesn’t all sound great already, there will also be a costume contest and a most impressive trick competition. Can you even deal, or am I the only corgi devotee here? The event details are still being ironed out, but if you’d like to volunteer to help on the day of or be a vendor, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, you’re welcome (for the chance to devote a day to these pups).
Back-to-School Donation Drop & Product Swap
Madrona Playground: 3211 E Spring St., Seattle; 1–3:30 p.m.
While keeping schools closed is for the benefit of the collective, we also need to ensure we fill the gaps that schools usually do. Seattle T2P2 (a nonprofit whose name stands for “Towers of Tampons & Pyramids of Pads”) and the Madrona Elementary PTSA are hosting a Central District pop-up donation center collecting menstruation products for the schools most in need. Come on by. The hosts will give you a kit if you can donate $20 or more of supplies. Pads and liners are the main focus; tampons and menstrual cups are less helpful as regular, safe bathroom access is not a guarantee for many.
Calendar compiled by Michelle Galluzzo. Got something we should know about? Email it to email@example.com. The deadline for calendar submissions is nine days prior to the date of publication.
Read more in the Aug. 12-18, 2020 issue.