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Ravenna Third Place events for April 2004

Thursday, April 1st, 7:30pm - George Jarecke and Nancy K. Plant, authors of Seeking Civility: Common Courtesy and the Common Law
Is the law the best vehicle for enforcing good manners? In todays' litigious society, this lively and informative work offers a new perspective on the interplay between courtesy and the law.

Friday, April 2nd, 8pm - Gary Stroutsos, world flute music inspired by our natural world.
www.garystroutsos.com

Saturday, April 3rd, 11am - Children's Storytime with Carol Gnojewski
Carol tells funny bunny stories with rabbit ear craft activities.

Saturday, April 3rd, 8pm - The Coots, old-time bluegrass music.Come on in and set a spell.

Sunday, April 4th, 11am - Klaus Lendzian, classical & contemporary acoustic guitar.

Sunday, April 4th, 2pm - The Seattle Public Theater Youth Drama Program performs scenes from All in the Timing, by David Ives. From the made-up languages to Trotsky to monkeys tapping out Shakespeare, these short plays offer intelligent dialogue and absurd situations.
www.seattlepublictheater.org

Monday, April 5th, 7pm - POETSWEST Open Mic
Ken Shiovitz hosts the PoetsWest open mic on the first and third Monday of every month. Today's featured readers are Anitra Freeman, Pat O'Neil, and Glenn Reed. For information about being a featured reader please contact J. Glenn Evans (206) 682-1268, info@poetswest.com, or check out the group's web site www.poetswest.com.

Tuesday, April 6th, 7pm - Victory Music Open Mic - Sign up is 6 - 6:45 PM. Singers and instrumentalists, acoustic instruments only, from folk to jazz, blues, classical and beyond. Click on the photos link to see some recent photos from the ever-popular Victory Music Open Mic PHOTOS

Wednesday, April 7th, 7:30pm - Conversation Cafe A welcoming, safe, fun and simply structured setting for spirited conversation. The Conversation Cafe meets here every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Thursday, April 8th, 7:30pm - It's About Time Reading Series
This group meets here every second Thursday of the month. Beginning and experienced writers read their work. Featured readers this month are Denise Michaels, Paul Nelson, and Darby Ringer, with Richard Gold on The Writer's Craft. There is an open mic before and after the featured readers. All are welcome. For more information, check out their web site. To become a featured reader e-mail Esther Alshult Helfgot at eahelfgott2@comcast.net.

Friday, April 9th, 7:30pm - Jennifer Lauck, author of Show Me the Way
Starting at the very beginning with the elementary question, "Are you going to have kids?" this is a universal story of motherhood and the search for fulfillment, as well as a memoir of one woman's personal growth throughout parenthood. www.jenniferlauck.com

Saturday, April 10th, 11am - Children's Storytime with Debbie Deutsch.
Debbie shares "Let's go to the farm!" tales and farm crafts.

Saturday, April 10th, 8pm - Clay Bartlett, original roots/Americana. Welcome Clay back to his old stomping grounds. www.claybartlett.com

Sunday, April 11th - Easter Sunday - the store is open regular hours (8am to 7pm)

Monday, April 12th, 7:30pm - Steven Gilbert, author of A Small Dose of Toxicology: The Health Effects of Common Chemicals.
Learn about lead, mercury, pesticides, and why coffee and cola companies make so much money from caffeine. With knowledge from A Small Dose of Toxicology you will be able to make better decisions about your health and your family's.

Tuesady, April 13th, 7pm - Victory Music Open Mic - Sign up is 6 - 6:45 PM. Singers and instrumentalists, acoustic instruments only, from folk to jazz, blues, classical and beyond.

Wednesday, April 14th, 7:30pm - Tech Talk with Bill - Home Networking
Tech guru Bill Wellington presents a series of accessible workshops on home computers, meeting the second Wednesday of every month. April's topic: home networking. Do you wish that you could connect more than one computer to your high-speed home internet connection? Does the task seem a bit daunting? Are you thinking of hiring somebody to do it for you? Come to this month's discussion, have your questions answered, and find out how to do it all yourself, simply and easily.

Thursday, April 15th, 7:30pm - Theatre Under the Influence presents readings about NANAWATAI. This event has been cancelled.

Saturday, April 17th, 11am - Children's Storytime with Mahriah Potter.
Mahriah tells stories of magical transformation.

Saturday, April 17th, 8pm - Rodeo Lagoon, country & bluegrass with vocal harmonies.
www.winterbluemusic.com

Sunday, April 18th, 11am - Klaus Lendzian, classical & contemporary acoustic guitar.

Sunday, April 18th, 2pm - The Seattle Public Theater performs scenes from The Tavern (running April 30-May 23 at the Bathhouse Theater.) A vagabond sheltering in a tavern becomes a murder suspect — as do all the guests and staff. A spoof on the old fashioned melodrama, written to entertain and thrill with loads of laughs, The Tavern is family fun with a serrated knife. www.seattlepublictheater.org

Monday, April 19th, 7pm - POETSWEST Open Mic
Ken Shiovitz hosts the PoetsWest open mic on the first and third Monday of every month. Today's featured readers are Elizabeth Austen, Judith Skillman, and Leonard L. Tews. For information about being a featured reader please contact J. Glenn Evans (206) 682-1268, info@poetswest.com, or check out the group's web site www.poetswest.com.

Tuesday, April 20th, 7pm - Victory Music Open Mic - Sign up is 6 - 6:45 PM. Singers and instrumentalists, acoustic instruments only, from folk to jazz, blues, classical and beyond.

Wednesday, April 21st, 7:30pm - Gael Force Theatre presents a scene from Sean O'Casey's The Shadow of a Gunman (April 16-May 2, Odd Duck Studio, pay-what-you-will preview April 15.) The director will open the evening with a brief history of the play. The Shadow of a Gunman marked O'Casey's triumphant appearance on the Irish and world stage. www.gaelforce.org

Thursday, April 22nd, 7:30pm - Michael Parenti, author of The Assassination of Julius Caesar: A People's History of Ancient Rome (nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2003.)
Michael Parenti reconstructs the social and political context of Caesar's murder, offering fascinating details about Roman society. In these pages we encounter money-driven elections, the struggle for economic democracy, sexual abuse of slaves, politically driven homophobia, and religion as an instrument of social control. www.michaelparenti.org

Thursday, April 22nd, 7:30pm - Merna Hecht tells "Tales of Longing and Belonging from Many Cultures" — stories from ancient times and our own that touch on themes of loneliness, longing, belonging, forgiveness, and living peacefully.
The Seattle Storytellers Guild presents this evening the fourth Thursday of each month.

Friday, April 23rd, 8pm - Gary Stroutsos, world flute music inspired by our natural world.
www.garystroutsos.com

Saturday, April 24th, 11am - Children's Storytime. This week Helen Furbush reads from her new book, Lying Awake, a lyrical, read-aloud bedtime book that features the special combination of story, activities, and educational facts that will appeal to every age. Props, slides, and activities included!

Saturday, April 24th, 8pm - Taylor Jay & Doug Bright, vintage swing with guitar & accordian.
www.bluejaymusic.com

Sunday, April 25th, 2pm - Thomas Trimbath, author of Just Keep Pedaling: A Corner-to-Corner Bike Ride Across America.
What started as one man's bike ride to lose some weight became the story of a slice of America from the Pacific Northwest to the Florida Keys. The book also includes a guide for those pursuing their own adventures.

Tuesday, April 27th, 7pm - Victory Music Open Mic - Sign up is 6 - 6:45 PM. Singers and instrumentalists, acoustic instruments only, from folk to jazz, blues, classical and beyond.

Wednesday, April 28th, 7pm - Ravenna Third Place Book Group discusses Devil In the White City by Eric Larson.

Wednesday, April 28th, 7:30pm - Contributors to Rolling Fate, 8th graders at Eckstein Middle School, celebrate the release of their book.

Thursday, April 29th, 7:30pm - Trudy Dittmar, author of Fauna & Flora, Earth & Sky: Brushes with Nature's Wisdom.
This book is a testimony to the power of nature in one life, and to the richness of understanding it can bring to all human lives. Life stories, landscape and the skies, offer insights into the links between nature and soul.

Friday, April 30th, 8pm - Crooked Trails presents "A Journey to Peru from the Past to the Present."
Crooked Trails (www.crookedtrails.com), a non-profit community-based tourism organization, presents "A Journey to Peru from the Past to the Present," with slideshow. On this journey through the Andean Mountains, you will explore the Inca cultures of today and yesterday, and learn about the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's La Gran Ruta Inca project.
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