The future of the sheriff’s office is on the ballot. Two amendments to the King County charter could reshape the King County Sheriff’s Office. Amendment 5 would make the sheriff’s position an appointed one, and Amendment 6 would give the King County Council power to set the structure and duties of the sheriff — instead of just relying on the duties outlined in the state code. Check out our election guide for more info on other measures. (PubliCola)
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Save water, get cash. The RainWise program will literally pay you for projects that reduce the amount of rain that enters the sewer system. All you have to do is tell them your address and they will let you know if you qualify for a check to install projects that collect rainwater, like getting a rain barrel or planting trees. (The Stranger)
Baking for a cause. Katherine Kehrli is the associate dean of the Seattle Culinary Academy and since the pandemic began, she created the nonprofit Community Loaves. Home bakers buy the flour and ingredients and bake loaves twice a month, donated to Hopelink, which distributes the bread to families in need. Since they started, they’ve donated over 3,000 loaves and have more than 140 volunteer bakers. (The Seattle Times)
A helping hand for teachers. The nonprofit Two Screens for Teachers announced they would be purchasing a second computer monitor for every teacher who needs one. The nonprofit was started by a small group of Seattle startup veterans who hope to try and alleviate some of the stress of the virtual school year for teachers with technology. (GeekWire)
Volunteer for the WA State Bicycle and Pedestrian Count. The annual count is set to take place Oct. 20-22 and will help inform decisions to make it safer to bike and walk in the state. Volunteers can sign up for a two-hour morning or evening shift where they will document pedestrians and bicyclists who pass by at designated locations. (Seattle Bike Blog)
This week, our members have a chance to win a giveaway inspired by the hit drama, The West Wing. Join Evergrey Extra for your chance to win this The “West Wing(s) Dinner Box for Two” that includes, you guessed it–grilled West(land) Whiskey Wings, among other punny treats like a Josh ‘Lyman The Coconut’ Cocktail and much more.
You can order a box here and feel good about part of your purchase going directly to When We All Vote, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that is on a mission to increase participation in every election.
Evergrey Extra members are also getting to play our new game of I Spy which tests readers’ knowledge of the city and its sights.
🌍 Hear from your favorite travel guide, Rick Steves as he converses with KCTS 9. (Online)
🎧 Stream this virtual concert featuring Local Music Lowdown musician Tomo Nakayama. (Online)
🗳 Join KNKX News Director Florangela Davila and South Seattle Emerald Editor-in-Chief/Publisher Marcus Harrison Green who will host a conversation on what it means to be a leader in this Election event. (Online)
🎬 Attend the 25th Seattle Queer Film Festival which runs from Oct. 15-25. Attendees will have 72 hours to watch each film, tickets area available on their site. (Online)
🖌 Former Stranger staffer Callan Berry will teach you how to make cocktails and draw a little comic while you're at it. (Online)
🖼 Take a trip to Chihuly Garden and Glass after hours, grab a slice of pizza and walk around to see all the art. (Seattle Center)
❓ Participate in this dinosaur-themed trivia night with the Burke Museum and the Pacific Science Center for the chance to win a gift card to Optimism Brewing Company. (Online)
✊ Join Jane Fonda and Elizabeth Lesser for a virtual conversation about "the superpower of women." (Online)
🎵 Tune in to The Vera Project's Civic Enragement event featuring Diet Cig and Pet Symmetry put on in partnership with The Washington Bus. (Online)
🍽 Learn to make pasta with La Spiga chef Sabrina Tinsley. Each kit makes enough for two generous servings and includes panna cotta for dessert. (Online)
Thanks for reading to the end, your reward is this list of Seattle’s best doughnut shops courtesy of Eater Seattle. Sometimes you just need a doughnut — so consider this a sign or permission to go out and treat yourself. We know we will…
See you back here tomorrow. 👋