A few quick stories from around the neighborhood and beyond…
FREE ORCA CARDS FOR STUDENTS: High school students around the city are getting their free ORCA cards in the mail starting this week, thanks to Mayor Jenny Durkan’s “ORCA Opportunity” program. The program makes Seattle the largest American city to offer free, unlimited public transit for high school students.The ORCA passes are good for one full year.
OBEC TURNS ONE: Ballard’s Obec Brewing is celebrating a milestone this weekend, with their one-year “Beer-iversary” on Saturday, August 25 starting at noon. They’ll have a special beer release and a performance from Ready, Steady, Go at 7pm. Paparepas food truck will be serving Venezuelan food from 2 to 8pm.
PHINNEY GARAGE SALE FOR KIDS CLOTHES: The Phinney Neighborhood Center (6532 Phinney Ave N) has announced their annual Gently Used Kids’ Clothing and Gear Sale, happening Saturday, September 22 from 9am to 1pm. The sale is a great place to find clothing for newborns to 10-year-olds, plus shoes, toys, books, strollers, sports gear and more. For more about the sale, find the PNPC Kids Sale on Facebook.
PARK(ING) DAY APPLICATIONS DUE: If you’re thinking about setting up a pop-up parklet for Seattle’s PARK(ing) Day on September 21, you need to get your application in by Friday, August 24. If you need inspiration for your parklet, visit the PARK(ing) Day website, then read the city’s step-by-step guidelines, and apply online.