Are you staying in Seattle over the break? Looking for ways to practice your English?
1. During the break, we will be having Conversation Club. Come talk with fellow classmates, staff, and domestic students. Conversation club will be Wednesday, August 27, September 3, and September 10, 3:30-4:30pm on the Mezzanine.
2. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community and practice your English! Check out these volunteering opportunities around Seattle-
Food Bank (Lake City) Help needed unloading food, distributing food, and more!
Times Needed: Wednesday: 9:30-1:30pm Thursday: 4-7pm Saturday: 9:30-1:30pm To sign up, please call 206-367-3477and ask for Caleb Smith.
Friday Feast (U-District) (Located in the basement of the
University Temple Methodist Church) 1415 NE 43rd
St. Seattle, WA
Friday Feast is a meal for all ages provided by ROOTS
every Friday from 5:30-7:00pm. As a volunteer, your job would be to
prep and serve food. This event is open to all community members and no
registration is required. *If you are interested, please show up between 1-5pmto help with prep.
Bank 1413 NE 50th
St. Seattle, WA
98105 Help needed unloading food, distributing food, and more!
Times Needed: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30-12:30pm and
12:30-3:30pm Tuesday: 9:30-12:30pm and 2:30-5:30pm Thursday: 2:30-5:30pm and 8:15-12:15am
If you can only make it for two hours, that is fine! Just
let them know when you sign up. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of
Every wonder where your tap water in Seattle comes from?
All of our water comes from protected mountain sources. About 70% of our drinking water comes from the Cedar River Watershed, while the other 30% comes from the Tolt River Watershed.
The water is tested on a daily basis to ensure it's safety. The water is tested for E. Coli, Giardia, and Cryptosporidium, all of which can cause diarrhea, cramping, and nausea if ingested. The water is also tested for harmful metals, like lead and copper.
Since 1970, Fluoride has been added to the water. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay.
Seattle is considered to have some of the best water in the nation because it is taken from the Cascade Mountain Range. Although some people filter their water because they prefer the taste, it is perfectly healthy to drink straight tap water here in Seattle.
Independence Day, commonly called The Fourth of July, is the celebration ofthe United States adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.This declared that the United States was an independent nation and was no longer owned by Great Britain. It is a day of great patriotic displays, and many people dress and decorate things in red, white, and blue, the colors of the American flag. Some popular events on July 4thinclude barbeques, parades, baseball games, concerts, and firework displays. Below is a list of activities that you can go to from July 4 –7.
Free Events To Attend!
Lake Union Wooden Boat
When? July 4—7, 10am-6pm
Where? Lake Union Park
How to get there from UW? Bus 70
What? Celebrates Seattle’s maritime
heritage and see historic wooden boats on the water. Activities include visiting vessels, boat tours, free boat rides, food vendors, and live music. You can also watch
firework displays on July 4th on Lake
More info: cwb.org/events/festival/
Wallingford Family Parade & Festival
When? July 5, 11am-5pm
Where? Meridian Playground
How to get there from UW? Bus 44
What? Perfect for families, this event features a parade that will have Drill teams, local marching bands and family oriented
organizations. There will also be local vendors selling handicrafts, booths featuring demonstrations and food vendors
How to get there from UW? Bus 71, 72, or 73 to Pioneer Square and walk
towards the ferry (cost of the ferry ride is $8 for adults and $4 for children)
What? Grand Old 4th at Bainbridge
includes a Pancake Breakfast, all-day Street Fair, foot races, a Classic Car Show, Historic Baseball Game, Music, Food, Entertainment, a Beer Garden, and plenty of Family Fun. You can also watch firework displays over at Eagle Harbor.
More info: grandold4th.com/
Places to go see Firework Displays!
When? July 4, all day
Where? Gasworks Park
How to get there from UW? Walk! or take bus 31, 32
What? Watch the Lake Union fireworks display from Gasworks Park. Make sure to come early to reserve your spot. You can bring friends, family, and food while you wait for the fireworks display at dusk!