It has become almost routine in Seattle’s public schools: A child with learning challenges—anything from difficulty with a particular subject to deafness to attention deficit disorder—is sent to school armed with a plan tailored by family and specialists. But due to inadequate training, limited resources and/or the lack of a clear policy the plan isn’t fulfilled. The child struggles academically and socially, and falls behind. He or she comes to dread school; new difficulties crop up.
Must RunGear Up for Seattle Magazine’s Earth Day RunSaturday (4/19, 9:30 a.m.) — Celebratory pints from West Seattle Brewing Company and sustenance from the Chopstix and Curb Jumper food trucks will be at the ready when you cross the finish line of our fun 5k run along the Alki waterfront. There’s still time to sign up!
It takes a certain personality to talk about sex and puberty with kids and their parents; someone who combines trustworthiness with the ability to remain unflappable in the face of inevitable giggles and awkward moments. Magnolia dad Greg Smallidge has those qualities in abundance, and puts them to good use during Great Conversations’ “For Boys Only” and “For Girls Only” (greatconversations.com) classes, and coed classes, in which his nuanced approach and dry humor put attendees at ease.
The Easter holiday, complete with the appearance of a giant bunny, is fast approaching, and public venues throughout Seattle are pulling out all the stops with spring egg hunts for sharp-eyed youngsters. For a weekend full of Easter-related fun, we’ve rounded up an array of egg hunts and other exciting events around town that shall not disappoint.
The first places to look for no-cost egg scouting excitement are your local community centers. The following hunts all take place the morning of April 19:
I’m old enough to remember when Seattle was the end of the road. When I was young, Seattle seemed like a city walled off from the east by mountains and surrounded by water on the west. Provincial we were, but also isolated and little known, a jumping-off spot for even more remote places. “Gateway to Alaska” was still our geographic claim to fame.
Fans of the TV show Parks and Recreation will recognize Tacoma-born actress Pamela Reed from her recurring role as Leslie Knope’s mother. After countless roles on television and in local theater, Reed is now playing Martha in Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, made famous by Elizabeth Taylor. See her rise to the challenge in the Seattle Rep’s production. 4/18–5/18. seattlerep.orgLOCATION: Caffè Zingaro on Queen Anne, a cloudy morning in February
We were all in on the secret: Students from Bellevue's Highland Middle School arrived at Safeco Field to help participate in the filming of an anti-bullying campaign starring the Mariner Moose, completely unaware that waiting in the wings to surprise them were hip-hop star Macklemore and Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez.
Must MultitaskDraw a Masterpiece and Drink a PintThursday (4/10, 7 p.m.) — Capitol Hill Cider is taking an active approach to the neighborhood’s second-Thursday art walk with “Drink and Draw,” curated by the Gage Academy of Art, wherein patrons use free drawing supplies to sketch live models while sipping suds.
Updated information: You know that the fantastic West Seattle Brewing Company is serving up pints after the race, and now we hear that Chopstix and Curb Jumper Street Eats will be on hand, too, for that necessary post-race sustenance.
Still have yet to register for Seattle mag's Earth Day Run along Alki Beach? Key in Gilt City Seattle to purchase a registration for $27 (that's a whopping 40 percent off the regular reg. price).
Debra Baxter is renowned for creating work that contrasts spiky crystals against smooth stone, stunning beauty against repulsive physical reality. Her new show, All I Ever Wanted, features alabaster, crystal and mineral sculptures, as well as cast metal pieces, including a twisted human neck made of aluminum and a female pelvis in bronze.
The fact may have slipped many 12th Man minds, but Seattle also has a baseball team. The M’s kick off the season against the Angels at Safeco Field (mariners.org). And for a captivating hit of local baseball history, visit the new exhibit Pitch Black: African American Baseball in Washington at the Northwest African American Museum. Through 11/9; naamnw.org
In our January 2013 issue, contributing writer and professional forager Langdon Cook wrote an in-depth article on the development of North America’s largest open-pit mine, which is proposed for the headwaters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed.