Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Chicken Coop?

Can't make it to the Seattle Free School class on building a chicken coop? Just want a bit more experience building before going out on your own? Want to learn to build containers for your garden? If so check out the great free classes being offered by the ReStore here.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Share your skills

Do your friends come to you asking questions about something over and over again? Are you the neighborhood guru on fixing lawn mowers, math, grammar, sewing, something else? Well then you have the skills to facilitate a Seattle Free School class! Come to our facilitator class and learn how to share your skills with the larger Seattle Community. Our next facilitator class is on August 12th, 7pm at Cafe Vita on Capital Hill. Caffe Vita is at 1005 East Pike Street, Seattle. Hope to see you there!

Sign up for the class here.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Volunteer for Seattle Free School!

Many of you have told us that you’d like to be able to volunteer for Seattle Free School and give back to the Free School community. That’s great! We’d love to have your help. And to help you with that we’re having a Volunteer meet and greet at Café Allegro in the U District! Come meet facilitators, learn what you can do to help Seattle Free School and just have some fun chatting.

Café Allegro can be hard to find. It’s in the alley between 15th Ave NE and University Way NE. To get there walk from University Way towards 15th on NE 42nd and take a left into the alley.

In the meantime you can also print out a flyer or two and hang them at your work, local coffee shop, church, community group, wherever! Click here to get our current flyer.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Canning Class

Miss the free canning classes posted earlier this year? Well we've got one more posted. As part of Seattle Tilth's Annual Harvest Festival we'll be teaching another class on canning and home food preservation. The class starts at 10:30 and the doors will close at 10:35. Students will not be admitted late so please arrive a bit early and be ready to take notes and learn!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Cascade People's Center Block Party

Want to come out and chat with Seattle Free School about what we do? Have questions about making soap, canning, keeping chickens, keeping bees, getting your Irish Citizenship? Then join us on August 4th at Cascade People's Center, 309 Pontius Ave N for the Cascade People's Center Block Party. We'll be there from 4-8pm answering questions, talking about Seattle Free School and teaching mini classes about making laundry soap, etc. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Strengthening Local Economies, Everywhere! Fair

Wondering what you missed at the Strengthening Local Economies, Everywhere! Fair? Here's a great post from our wonderful volunteer and facilitator Deborah.
Seattlejo blog

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Our Great Soap Givaway!

We received this great card from one of the women at Broadview Shelter after we delivered our soap for Mother's Day.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Vision Board Workshop- New Class!

New class posted just today. Come learn how to create a positive future!

Vision Board Workshop

Date: 8/19 6:30-9:30p
Cascade People's Center
309 Pontius Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Come learn, play and create together! In this workshop you'll have the opportunity to work with a life coach to get clear on your goals and outline your life vision. We'll start with some exercises to get you "thinking big" and then spend some time creating! Vision boards are a fun and creative way to turn your dreams into reality and explore the limitless possibilities life has to offer. Both the scientific and metaphysical (Law of Attraction) theories behind this work will be discussed.

*Registration for this class is limited to 20 students. If you decide to cancel please make sure to notify Seattle Free School by emailing seattlefreeschool@gmail.com so someone else can take your place.

Materials needed: poster board (any size will work, approx. 20" x 30" recommended), glue stick, scissors. Magazines will be provided but feel free to bring any images or resources you are interested in working with.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Free Classes today!

Remember to join us today at the Strengthening Local Economies, Everywhere! Fair. We'll be joining several other organizations to provide free classes and we'll be there presenting information about Seattle Free School. Check out the list of classes here.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Free learning event-Tech-enabled Events!

A great event put on by another nonprofit, Seattle Net Tuesday. Learn how to use social networking and technology for events! While this is partially a networking/social opportunity there will be several speakers from excellent (and large!) organizations talking about how they've used these technologies so come out and learn and plenty of time to ask them questions and learn more from their experiences!

Ever wonder how amazing events pull it all off? How everything from ticketing, to promotion, to interactivity all knits together? Wonder no more. Seattle Net Tuesday is bringing in some big event talent to showcase their tricks of the trade. Learn from local event innovators who turn out huge events utilizing technology. And, don't worry, there will be applicable insights for smaller events, too. Speakers will be announced soon--in the meantime, put our event on your calendar.

Oh, and we've got good news! After a searching for a new, permanent venue for months, we think we've found venue nirvana at Sole Repair. Sole Repair is a large, private event facility on Capital Hill, right behind Quinn's on Pike St. With two airy floors, big screens, a projector, a bar, seating, and (gasp!) street-level access, it's a superb location for us to grow into. But to keep coming back month after month to Sole Repair, we'll need to draw bigger, consistent crowds. --And we're starting with the July 28th event.

So, friends, invite your friends to Seattle Net Tuesday this month. Bring a few with you. We're gonna pack the house with techies-for-good, hardworking nonprofits, event planners, social entrepreneurs, and everyone who's interested in using technology to make a positive impact.

Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Sole Repair
Street: 1001 East Pike
City/Town: Seattle, WA
Phone: 2069092684

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ballard Blog

Yay, our class is posted at the Ballard Blog. Do you know of other blogs that would like to post information about Seattle Free School? If so let us know!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A mention

A nice little mention about Seattle Free School and other free events (mainly green ones) all over Seattle. Check it out here.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Do you know Quickbooks?

We just received a request for a class in Columbia City. If you're interested in teaching QuickBooks to some very appreciative folks please contact us at seattlefreeschool@gmail.com And if you're not in that area but think you'd like to teach this or any other class, contact us at the email address listed too!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Building a Chicken Coop! New Class!

So just today we've posted a very new class, one we've never offered before, Building a Chicken Coop. Here's the info:

Wed, Aug 26:
Building a Chicken Coop
Time: 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Location: Ballard Public Library
After two unsuccessful attempts at the perfect chicken coop, our instructor Jessica finally came up with something she is pretty happy with. She will lead this discussion based class on the things to consider when building a chicken coop, materials to use (she used old pallets!), design, placement, etc. Those who have had bad designs are welcome to come and share their experiences as well! So bring your plans, your personal considerations for a coop and be prepared to work together to come up with good options for all.

As a note, we will not actually be building anything in this class.

As always, you can register by going to the website www.seattlefreeschool.org

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Mention

Just a small mention in an article about the Cascade People's Center... a place Seattle Free School loves! Link here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Free Sewing Class

New Free Sewing Class
Sew Up Seattle is having another fabric swap/sewing class on Saturday, July 25th from 11am to 1pm at Goods for the Planet- 525 Dexter Ave N. This class will be focused on Needle Cases & Pin Cushions. They'd love it if you'd email them to let them know that you're coming so give them a shout at sewupseattle@yahoo.com and check out the blog here for upcoming events and classes.