White Center and West Seattle organizations and community leaders are gathering this Saturday for the annual Gathering of Neighbors, and you’re invited – the first half includes conversations on topics including WC history; the second half is a resource fair with community organizations, and entertainment. Here’s the announcement:
Gather with your West Seattle/White Center neighbors this Saturday at Chief Sealth.
On Saturday, May 4th, at 9:00 am at Chief Sealth International High School, VIEWS (Visualize Increased Engagement West Seattle), Southwest Youth & Family Services, the Delridge Neighborhoods District Council, and the Southwest District Council will present the 2013 edition of the Gathering of Neighbors. GON has also partnered with the City of Seattle, Seattle Public Utilities, Rainwise Program to offer Delridge residents the opportunity to learn how water barrels and rain gardens can help improve the environment. SPU and their contractors will be available to demonstrate and answer all your questions.
This year’s event will feature several plenary sessions that we hope will encourage residents, schools, agencies, and community leaders to create new partnerships to meet the changing and challenging needs in the community:
· 9:00am – Social/Refreshments
· 9:30 am – Welcoming Ceremonies
· 10:00am – Honoring our Diverse Northwest Culture
· 10:20am – Sessions
Ø Should We Elect Our Seattle City Council by Districts?
Ø Rain Gardens and Other Creative Way to Improve and Make Your Neighborhood Beautiful
Ø Working Together to Build Stronger Communities
Ø Connecting Resources to Needs When a Major Disaster Hits – Emergency Communication Hubs
Ø Diaries of White Center – A Historical Documentary
· 11:05 – Repeat Sessions
· Noon – The State of West Seattle/Wrap-up
· Resource Fair/Entertainment
During the afternoon the GON Resource Fair will feature neighborhood councils, non-profits and social service providers, a selection of representatives from various city and county departments, plus local entertainment to celebrate the Gathering of Neighbors and the connections we have made. Will you join us? Starting at 12:30 the entertainment will feature:
Ø 12:30 pm – Twelfth Night Productions – Broadway show tunes
Ø 1:00 pm – Ellis Brothers – Middle schools trio of Jazz playing brothers
Ø 1:45 pm – Trackademics – Sealth group
Ø 2:15 pm – DK Dwyer – Chicago style blues (acoustic)
Chief Sealth IHS is at 2600 SW Thistle in West Seattle.