Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Seattle AntiFreeze: Explore Chocolate with Chocolati

Have you ever heard someone use the term "Seattle Freeze"?

The Seattle Freeze: The chilly reception one might get from a polite yet uninterested Seattleite. 

The Museum of History and Industry offers monthly events for people interested in learning more about what Seattle has to offer besides the Freeze!

This month come discover what it takes to turn cocoa beans into chocolate! 

Event will be on Thursday, July 10th from 6-7pm at the MOHAI museum.

For more information, check out their website-

This event is a great way to meet local Seattleites and learn more about Seattle!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

4th of July

What happens on July 4? 

Independence Day, commonly called The Fourth of July, is the celebration of the 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 4th  include 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
Union Park.
More info:

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

Bainbridge Street Fair &
When? July 4, 7am-Dusk
Where? Bainbridge Island
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:

Places to go see Firework Displays!

Gasworks Park
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!

Other popular places:
Capitol Hill


Monday, June 30, 2014

Ramadan 2014

Ramadan has begun.

Ramadan is during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. During this month, Muslims around the world fast every day from sunrise to sunset. At sunset, families and friends gather for Iftar, which is the meal eaten by Muslims to break the fast. Fasting is considered one of the Five Pillars of Islam. 

Interested CIEP students met last quarter and prepared tips for students who would be observing Ramadan, and a session on preparing for Ramadan was included in orientation for Summer quarter. In general, the message shared is: Setting goals +planning +being organized + taking good care of you + taking good care of others = a successful, meaningful Ramadan AND a successful, meaningful Summer quarter. 

For those who are interested in learning more about Ramadan, ask a classmate!