🌿 This isn't your grandmother's terrarium

🌿 This isn't your grandmother's terrarium

Let's get together

What inspired you to start The Works?

The Works is a DIY hands-on community. We started a year ago (our anniversary was May 8!) driven by a desire to share skills and time-honored traditions like canning and gardening and crafting.

As we grew, we realized the reason why people found us — and why they keep coming back — is connection. We call ourselves The Works because we do a little bit of everything.

What makes The Works different from other collaboration spaces?

Everyone is welcome at The Works, always, no exceptions! It’s the best when you see students making connections with each other that go beyond class. Meaningful change starts at home, and what we’re doing at The Works has ripple effects into people’s lives and our community. It’s so much more than just an experience.

Finally: Why are terrariums so popular these days?

Good question! I think terrariums are trendy in the Instagram scene right now, but the magic of crafting your own is getting a chance to make something with your hands and be creative in a way that we typically aren’t in our day-to-day lives.

Ready to give it a try yourself? The fun starts tonight at 6 p.m. at The Works. See you there!

That feeling when you know you're about to inhale a piece of cake the size of your head at DERU.

Member spotlight: Meet Molly Knutson

Shout out to new members Jake D., Paul K., Katie M., Susan Dorsch, and Gavin Verhey! And now we’re continuing our series on the people who make what we do possible — our supporting members. ❤️ Next up, from Sammamish, is Molly Knutson

Where in town might people run into you?

Testing out the newest board game at Cafe Mox in Ballard, or taking a big bite of salted peanut butter cake at DERU Market in Kirkland.

What local business do you think deserves a shoutout ?

Issaquah Coffee Company! It has THE best drip coffee. I like to grab a grande and head out to Poo Poo Point.

What made you decide to become a member of The Evergrey?

The Evergrey has re-invigorated my thirst to explore this paradise we live in. I’m thankful for its persistent fight to keep lifelong locals like myself coming back for more.

What’s something you’re working on that you could use help with?

I want to be a better advice-giver, which starts with better listening. Got any good tips to get out of your head and into someone else’s?

Got some listening tips for Molly? Hit reply and we’ll pass them along. Want to join our members in supporting The Evergrey? Sign up today for just $10 a month.

Our partner events

🔥 Starts Friday: Immerse yourself as interactive performance, community, and political commentary intersect in “The Arsonists,” a new play from Horse in Motion (Pioneer Square)

Want to see your event listed here? Hit reply or email [email protected] to chat about a promotional partnership. Want to unlock big discounts at Evergrey events? Support The Evergrey with a membership.

Around town


🌱 Build a beautiful terrarium with The Works at this Evergrey event (Capitol Hill)

🍻 Drink a cold one, celebrate women in beer, and support Planned Parenthood (Downtown)

💉 Save lives by donating your blood at this local blood drive (Delridge)


🌿 Begin building your garden at this spring plant sale (University District)

🌳 Grab a green drink and hang out with the Sustainable Seattle crew (Downtown)

💕 Learn the secrets of happy couples who grow stronger with time (Capitol Hill)


🌇 Explore Seattle’s First Skyscraper with your Evergrey family (Pioneer Square) —sold out

😋 Celebrate AAPI heritage month with local restaurant Hood Famous (International District)

⚔️ Meet the viking-inspired brewers of Valholl at this viking-inspired bar (Ballard)


🎥 Sit back and take in some groundbreaking cinema at this year’s SIFF (All over)  —through June 9

👯 Spice the night up with this “Dark Side of the Cabaret” performance (Belltown) —thanks to reader Gabrielle Nicole for the tip!

🙌 Gather around this Africa Day celebration of unity and progress (Queen Anne)

🗣️ Connect with new friends through guided meaningful conversations (South Lake Union)


🍽️ Feast with our Muslim neighbors in celebration of Ramadan (Rainier Valley)

🍷 Learn about the science behind wine at the Pacific Science Center (Queen Anne)

🔥 Enjoy opening night of the interactive play “The Arsonists” (Pioneer Square)

🌲 Think outside state lines at this “Defining Cascadia” discussion (Capitol Hill)

Going to one of these? Take us with you! Email a pic to [email protected] or tag #theevergrey on Instagram. Is an event sold out? Hit reply to let us know and we’ll update the listing in the next newsletter.

One more thing...

Last week, we told you why Seattle’s Rainier Beach High School was featured in a recent episode of Wyatt Cenac’s show “Problem Areas.” We also passed along a sobering statistic from a KUOW story: that the PTA at Rainier Beach has just $2,000 to its name, compared to $3.5 million at another Seattle high school in a wealthier neighborhood.

The one thing we neglected to do? Tell you what you can do about that. If you’d like to contribute to Rainier Beach, the PTA’s website links out to several projects that are featured on the crowd-funding site Donors Choose.

Thanks to reader Chris Page for keeping us on our toes. We’ll see y’all tomorrow.

— The Evergrey

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