Pop-Up Blood Drive at The Paramount
Bloodworks Northwest: 911 Pine St., Seattle; 10 a.m.–6 p.m., free, 16+: tinyurl.com/yba45ry6
Giving blood may not be on your to-do list these days, but the need for blood in local hospitals and patients is always a high priority. Bloodworks Northwest and The Paramount have joined forces to create a space that follows all social distancing rules and public health guidelines to allow you to give blood in a safe environment. Every donor must make an appointment and follow the rules provided. If you’re able, this is a great way to give back to the community in a different and deep kind of way.
Intro to Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest, Salish Mushrooms: online event;
3–5 p.m., $15: tinyurl.com/ycenxu3e
Do you love mushrooms? If yes, this online event is for you. In this two-hour class you will learn how to forage, identify and cultivate mushrooms on your very own. You’ll get information on best places to go, what to bring, what to avoid and more. If foraging isn’t up your alley, you’ll also learn how to start growing your own mushrooms. This class is a great start for anyone interested in the world of these delicious little fungi, also sounds like a pretty fun summer activity to abide by social distancing!
Love in the Time of covid - BIPOC Solidarity & Mutual Aid, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Seattle Public Library: Facebook or YouTube; 6–8 p.m., free, all ages: tinyurl.com/y8ud45pb
This virtual event is meant to bring us closer and uplift us during these unprecedented times. A group of artists and community activists are coming together in celebration as we grow and learn through resurgences of racism and the virus. Their write-up says it well: “If Indigenous Sovereignty, Black Love, Immigrant Rights, educational justice and food justice is your jam this all-ages event is for you. Come celebrate elders, our 2020 graduates, and our city’s vibrant mutual aid and community organizing efforts.” Help spread joy while maintaining social consciousness. A musical prelude will start at 5:30.
More Fats More Femmes: Quarantine Edition, Indian Summer: 534 Summit Ave. E, Seattle; 2–7 p.m., free, all ages: tinyurl.com/ydg8od9d
Indian Summer owner Adria Garcia, previous manager Kim Selling, and current shopbabe Castle Cooke will be selling racks on racks of plus sized clothing and pre-loved items. Sizes will range from 12-32+ but as you know, sizing may fluctuate between makers and brands. All racks will be outside the shop allowing for proper social distancing. You are asked to come ready with a face mask, gloves and hand sanitizer. If you don’t have gloves or sanitizer, Indian Summer will have some on-site. There will also be mirrors and a change room set up to get some quick looks in your new pieces. Remember, just because we have to wear face masks doesn’t mean we can’t abide by the long standing saying of “suns out, buns out,” so get yourself some new clothes!
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 July 1-7, 2020 issue.