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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 2:11 PM
Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will close or be on modified schedules in observance of winter holidays.
  • Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will close or be on modified schedules in observance of winter holidays. 
  • Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants and other area advocates will converge upon City Hall to sing their plea to Mayor Ed Murray and the City Council. 
  • Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park (11111 Aurora Ave. N.) is hosting an annual wreath-laying ceremony in conjunction with the Navy Wives Club of America, Totem No. 277 and “Wreaths Across America” on Saturday, Dec. 13. 
  • The Seattle Public Library’s Wallingford Branch (1501 N. 45th St.) closed today (Tuesday, Dec. 9) to assess and repair a building maintenance issue. The reopening won’t be determined until more information is available. 
  • Woodland Park Zoo’s Draft Annual Plan for 2015 is available to the public for comments through Dec. 31. The Annual Plan describes any programmatic changes, capital improvements or other key developments for the coming year. 
  • King County Metro Transit will operate on Sunday and reduced weekday schedules over the Thanksgiving holiday and during several holiday periods through January, including a full week of reduced service at the end of December. 
  • SHARE (Seattle Housing and Resource Effort) is having a fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 22, to raise money to pay down its 2014 debt of $30,000. 
  • The Broadview Community Council will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for an Open Forum Community Conversation with officers from the North Precinct.  
  • Seattle Public Utilities crews will perform an emergency repair to remove debris and clear a blocked sewer line, starting Tuesday, Nov. 18, until 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21.  
  • At home, on the streets
    About 9,294 people are homeless in King County on any given night, according to the annual One Night Count. At least 3,123 of them were living outside — that’s a 14-percent increase from just last year. 
  • Head on down to the Seattle Animal Shelter (2061 15th Ave. W.) on Saturday, Nov. 15, for Cool City Pets, an adoption event highlighting small animals looking for their forever homes. 
  • King County Executive Dow Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of Larry Flynn by two Seattle Police officers at Gas Works Park on July 30, 2014. 
  • Final paving work on Northgate Way
    Seattle Department of Transportation contractors expect to reach “substantial completion” on the North 105th Street/North Northgate Way improvement project by the end of this week.  
  • The Green Lake Community Council will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 12, with several important topics on the agenda. 
  • The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) will have two public meetings for community members offer feedback as the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) transitions from a city-run program to a nonprofit organization.  
  • Veterans, their families and the public will gather for a special band concert and Service of Remembrance at the 65th-annual Veterans Day service in Veterans Memorial Cemetery, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, starting at 11 a.m. 
  • The North Transfer Station project is installing drainage systems at Stone Way North and North 34th Street. This will involve 24-hour closure of Stone Way North over multiple days. 
  • The Seattle Department of Transportation will close the Battery Street tunnel (state Route 99) to both directions of traffic from 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, until 8 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9. 
  • Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will close Tuesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. 
  • With more than an inch of rainfall forecast for Seattle over the next couple of days, the city is expected to cross the official U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) landslide thresholdfor the first time this year.  
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