Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Motorcycle Maintenance and Resume/Cover Letter Writing!

Two new classes posted just today! Register here!

Sat, Jun 13:
Resume and Cover Letter Writing
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Greenwood Library
In today's changing economy, it never hurts to be prepared! Come brush up your resume and cover letter writing skills, and learn the tips and tricks that will set your application above the average job hunter. This class will cover changing requirements, electronic submission of resumes, differences in format, and a few basic dos and don'ts to guide you through any job application process.

Sun, Jun 28:
Motorcycle Maintenance for Women
Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Cascade Peoples Center 309 Pontius Ave N
In this basic class we'll be covering how to do routine maintenance and basic safety checks on your motorcycle as well as rider safety and motorcycle safety gear for you. This is a basic class so we'll be covering things like how to plug a tire but we will not be covering how to change a tire. If you've wondered how to take care of your motorcycle and keep it in safe running condition then this is the class for you!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Astrology Class

More info on the upcoming Astrology Class by our great teacher Beth. Check it out here!

Monday, May 18, 2009

June Facilitator's Class Posted!

Our lovely Dani Scar will be teaching this June's Facilitator's class. Come learn what it takes to facilitate a Seattle Free School Class! Tuesday June 16th from 7:30 to 9pm. Register here!

Organizers Meeting Tonight!

Everyone is welcome at this Organizers Meeting. Help decide the future of Seattle Free School!

7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Cafe Allegro- 4214 University Way NE This is in the alleyway and there's a lot of construction so don't be thrown by the address. We'll be meeting upstairs so look for the signs!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Another Free Class

A post from our friends at the Olympia Free School for a class up here in Seattle Town:

Title: Radical Media Convergence Workshop

Pamela Wible, a practicing radical doctor from Eugene, Oregon, will give a remarkable presentation. She has merged health care empowerment with radical media in every manner including videos, itunes, website publishing, social bookmarking, search engines and soon a nationwide book tour. She has given workshops around the country including at the Gesundheit Institute (as featured in the movie Patch Adams) and at Andrew Weil's Center for Integrative Medicine: "Burnout to Bliss: How Patients are Healing Physicians and Changing the Face of Medicine." She has also volunteered during the Hurricane Katrina at the Astro Dome among other places and later given presentations on "Googling My Way to Katrina: Breaking Rank When Necessary" and "Community-Designed Ideal Medical Care: The Grassroots Health Care Revolution." She was also in the middle of the 1999 protests that successfully shut down the 1999 WTO in Seattle and found herself surrounded by police shooting people at point black range with rubber bullet while the police threw concusssion grenades at people and she decided, in her words "to engage in my own form of protest." Her love-centered work combined with her radical experience and workshops have resulted in inspired audiences throughout America. To hear and read a podcast review of one of her presentations at the Healthcare Justice Gathering by one of the organizers of the Radical Media Convergence, please click here. This free of charge workshop was organized by members of the Peace Communities and the Freeschool Community as part of the Radical Media Convergence.

Her workshop will start at 9am on Thursday, May 28th, 2009 and continue until 11am. To register and receive location details, please call (206) 337-1556 anytime, 24 hours 7 days a week and leave your number and the best to return the call.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Free Sewing Class

Sew Up Seattle is offering another great free sewing class and fabric swap. If you've been wanting to dust off that machine and get sewing here's your chance!

"May 30 2009 from 11 - 1 at Goods for the Planet, 525 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle.
Focus: UFO's Bring your unfinished sewing objects. If you haven't any, we might be able to come up with some that you could finish (like the size 12 blue blouse -it's cut out, like to finish it?). If you've never sewn before or don't have an UFO, a bag or small pillow can usually be finished in a class. Contact information is on Please let us know if you are coming and if you are bringing your own machine and UFO or using a donated machine and project.

We have leads on possible machine donations. If you do not own a machine and might be interested, please contact us.

From 1 - 3 - fabric swap"

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Free Soap Givaway!

Today Seattle Free School donated more then 40 pounds of handmade soap to Broadview Emergency Shelter, a shelter that "provides both emergency shelter and transitional housing to homeless women and children in a secure, confidential facility. Most Broadview residents are domestic violence survivors, and two-thirds are children."

The soap was given to the shelter today so that the soap can be distributed for Mothers Day. Many of these residents are simply trying to "cope with the trauma of displacement and abuse". While soap won't cure this problem we hope that having some pretty soap will help these women and children have a happier Mother's Day.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Foraging for Edible Wild Plants... Free?

Haven't been able to confirm that this class is free but if it is it should be a good one.

Foraging for Edible Wild Plants, by Terry Domico.

Terry Domico will be speaking in Seattle on Thursday May 7th about foraging for edible wild plants. While having knowledge about wild edible plants has clear survival value, the day-to-day use of wild edible plants can be an important addition to our "domestic" diet. Terry has been using wild edible plants to spice up his meals for more than 45 years. According to Terry, the other big benefit of foraging for edible plants is that "you become much more aware of what's going on in the environment around you. You see the forest for the trees, so to speak." Terry plans on bringing fresh sample plants for everyone to examine.

Terry works in regional ecological assessment for the benefit of plant and animal habitat. He has published articles and photographs in nature magazines such as Natural History and Smithsonian, and has written several books including Wild Harvest: Grazing for Edible Plants of the Pacific Northwest and Natural Areas of the San Juan Islands.

Location Center for Urban Horticulture, University of Washington Campus, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle
Date & Time Thurs., May 7, 2009; 7 PM
Contact Howard Coleman, 206 633-4195,

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Report on our GPS Class!

From Laura our wonderful GPS class teacher:

Last night I taught my first Seattle Free School class, "Introduction to GPS" at the Green Lake Library. There was a good showing of attendees--somewhere between 15 and 20 people showed up. Many already owned GPSs and brought them along, while a few people were seeking more information before buying. There was a lot of information (perhaps too much) crammed into the hour and a half session. I tried to touch on three main areas where a GPS can be useful: planning ahead, collecting data, and helping with

As for hands-on practice, people with GPSs practiced making a waypoint for their current location, making a waypoint for a different location by inputting latitude and longitude, and asking the GPS to route them to that location. Lots of other topics got touched on, including ways to customize your GPS, how to move data back and forth between your GPS and your computer, and care and feeding of your GPS. I tried to introduce GPS terminology so we could all share the vocabulary to talk about this bit of technology.

I think the class will be smoother once I more fully develop the curriculum for intermediate and advanced classes so I don't try to cram so much into the Intro class. But it seemed helpful, and I hope everyone learned something.