The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
7:30 p.m., Wed., April 23 | Black Box Theatre
“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” is the true story of a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells — taken without her knowledge in 1951 — have been used over the past 60-plus years in many scientific discoveries worldwide. Members of the Lacks family will join us to discuss the book.
Free and open to the public.
An Evening with "Between the Lines"
7 p.m., Thurs., April 24 | Black Box Theatre
Edmonds CC's literary and arts magazine, "Between the Lines," publishes quality short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual artwork from writers and artists from the college and community. They will share their own works in this unique spoken word visual concert celebrating the release of the 2013 publication. Free and open to the public.
29th Annual Powwow
7 p.m., Fri.; 1 and 7 p.m., Sat.; and 1 p.m., Sun., May 2-4 | Seaview Gymnasium
Honoring Our Veterans: Past, Present, and Future. Free
Celebration of Food Festival
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun., May 18 | Lynnwood Convention Center
The Celebration of Food Festival will highlight “real food” in an innovative way to our community: by bringing together people who are passionate about sustainable, local, organic, and wholesome (SLOW) food. Farmers, ranchers, culinary professionals, high school and college students, 4-H youth, and innovative business owners will offer displays, samples, and activities for community members to enjoy.
8 p.m., Fri., April 25 | Black Box Theatre
Headlining the annual Edmonds Unplugged is Seattle resident Courtney Marie Andrews, whose new album, “On My Page,” is produced by Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Ra Ra Riot, Blonde Redhead). Opening the show is Seattle rock band Dismal Tide, which has a album out titled “The Breaks.”
In the News:
- “Floretum Garden Club offering $1,500 scholarship for horticulture students,” My Edmonds News
- “Health & Fitness Expo slated for May 17,” Edmonds Beacon
Earth Month Events
More events at: www.edcc.edu/sustain
- Lecture: Gordon Hempton | “Soundtracker” 12:30 p.m. | Tues., April 29 | Black Box Theatre | The Earth is a Solar Powered Jukebox | Hear snow melt. Listen to whales sing. Discover the sound of a sunrise as it circles the globe with internationally acclaimed acoustic ecologist, Gordon Hempton. Free
- Film Screening of “Chasing Ice” and Discussion 6:30 p.m. | Wed., April 30 | Black Box Theatre | The award winning documentary of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet with interactive activities focusing on local solutions to climate change. Free
- Eco-poet, Derek Sheffield Reading from “Through the Second Skin” 12:30 p.m. | May 6 | Black Box Theatre | Convergences Writers Series with Derek Sheffield Eco-Poet Derek Sheffield shares from his book “Through the Second Skin.” Free
- Puget Soundkeeper Alliance Kayak Clean-up Day May 7 | Lake Union | Join the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance as we kayak around Lake Union to remove trash from the shoreline. No experience necessary. Kayaks provided! Transportation and snacks provided, too. Sponsored by the Center for Service Learning. Sign up online.
Program in the spotlight: Opportunity Grant
Make education possible with a grant to study Construction Industry Training, Engineering Technology, Allied Health Education, or Early Childhood Education! See if you qualify to get the Opportunity Grant, which pays for 45 credits of tuition and fees and up to $1,000 per year toward the cost of books and supplies. Complete your application and checklist now!
PACE-IT Information and Admission Session
6 p.m., Wed., May 7 | Mountlake Terrace Hall 138
Bring a cover letter and resume and you'll be able to:
- learn about and apply for the program,
- take the online assessment test, and
- potentially be admitted into the program that evening.
In the PACE-IT program, you'll get free tuition and work at your own pace to earn an IT certificate online. You’ll only pay for books, college enrollment fees, and any certification exam fees. If you can’t attend in person, check out the Skype Information Session 6-7 p.m., Thurs., May 8.
Save the Date! Brown Bag Lecture: Kealoha
12:30 p.m., Thurs., May 22 | Black Box Theatre
Kealoha is the first Poet Laureate of Hawai`i. As an internationally acclaimed poet and storyteller, he has performed throughout the world, from the White House to the `Iolani Palace and from Brazil to Switzerland. Learn more: www.edcc.edu/csel
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