Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Cascade People's Center

As most of you know Seattle Free School often offers classes at Cascade People's Center. In fact without the center there are a number of classes that we wouldn't be able to do (including one I'll be posting later today... yes, this is a teaser!). Well you probably also know that Cascade had their funding drastically cut by the city council who neglected to put them into this year's budget.

To help with that they're having a number of delicious fundraisers and auctions. Check it out if you'd like to help support Cascade and thus Seattle Free School...

Kermes Community Dinner: Saturday, January 24th from 4--8 p.m. at the Central Area Senior Center (500 30th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144.) This is a benefit/party/dinner/festival for CPC featuring tasty regional Oaxaquena food and has been organized by the fabulous Comite Guelaguetza, a group that has used the Center in the past. It is an event that has potential to make a lot of money for CPC while not costing much to run or to participate in. We all gotta eat--why not buy some dinner with $ that is going to help support CPC, all while listening to awesome music by La Banda Gozona and winning beautiful art!? If you are interested in helping out please let us know!

South Lake Union Art Walk: Stop in to the Center during the FIRST EVER South Lake Union art walk! Take part in children's activities and check out an art exhibit featuring CPC's amazing child prodigies. Friday, February 13th 5--9pm; Saturday, February 14th 12--5pm.

CPC Auction: The CPC Annual Auction will be held on Friday, April 3rd and we need your help to make this approaching event a big success in our fundraising efforts. Do you have any items to donate? Do you know someone who does? Do you have connections with business owners or employees who might have something to contribute to our auction? If you are interested in helping out with the auction, donating items or anything else auction related please contact Ashley:

Thrift and Gift: For the last couple of months we have been having a clothing drive/donation based thrift shop that brought in $750 of donations! One of our wonderful volunteers, Candi Wilvang has been involved in the planning and implementation of this adventure with the support of in-kind donations from community members and REI. We need your help to make it continue...So if you are interested, please contact us and let us know when you can help out.

Yoga: We are currently seeking devoted yoga instructors to teach classes at CPC. If you are interested or know anyone who might be able to help, let us know!

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