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FREE screening of poignant, insightful, and topical films on themes related to diversity, inclusion and equity.Third Saturdays OF THE MONTH

, October – April (except December) at NOON.Edmonds Theatre415 Main Street, EdmondsSPONSORED BY: Rick Steves' Europe, MyEdmondsNews, Edmonds Center for the Arts, Edmonds Theatre and the Edmonds Diversity CommissionOctober 19, 2019CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion 

November 16, 2019 ~ A Double Feature!Lioness  and Charlie & Sam

January 18, 2020The Florida Project -

Third Season of Diversity Film Series Starts In October 2019

October's Kick-Off Features CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion

(Edmonds, WA) - The Edmonds Diversity Film Series begins its third season this month, with

the first screenings on Saturday, October 19h

at Noon at the Edmonds Theater. Screenings will

be offered FREE to the public and are scheduled for the third Saturdays of the month, October

through April (except December). Each screening presents a film, or films, related to different

topics or groups representing diverse populations and experiences. After each screening there

is a brief opportunity for comment and dialogue.

CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion kicks the season off on October 19th, a film about disabilities

portrayed within the Hollywood movie industry, featuring such Hollywood heavyweights as

Jamie Foxx, Jane Seymour, Ben Affleck and Geena Davis among others. Filmmaker Jenni Gold

explores disability story lines in film, television and advertising to see if the media have helped

societal inclusion for people with disabilities.

On November 16th, Lioness presents the untold story of the first group of women soldiers in

US history to be sent into direct ground combat, in violation of official policy. Told through

intimate accounts, journal excerpts, archive footage, as well as interviews with military

commanders, the film follows five women who served together for a year in Iraq. With

captivating detail, this probing documentary reveals the unexpected course of events that

began with using US women soldiers to defuse tensions with local civilians, but resulted in the

women fighting in some of the bloodiest counter-insurgency battles of the war.

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This movie will be followed by the short, Charlie & Sam. This movie delves into the World War

II generation and their life and wartime experience by showcasing a reunion of two WWII vets

for a final farewell.

With a break for the holidays in December, the Series picks up again in the New Year.

On January 18, 2020, The Florida Project, is an award-winning portrayal of a single mother and

children eking out an existence in the shadow of the most magical place on Earth, Disneyworld.

Six-year-old Moonee and her two best friends forge their own adventures, while Moonee's

struggling mom and William Dafoe as a kind-hearted motel manager, protect the kids from the

harsh reality that surrounds them.

On February 15, 2020, the movie 13th is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava

DuVernay. The film explores the "intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the

United States.” It is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution which

abolished slavery and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a

crime. DuVernay contends that slavery has been perpetuated since the end of the Civil

War through criminalizing behavior and enabling police to arrest poor freedmen and force

them to work for the state under convict leasing; suppression of African Americans

by disenfranchisement, lynchings and Jim Crow; politicians declaring a war on drugs that weigh

more heavily on minority communities and, by the late 20th century, mass incarceration of

people of color in the United States.

March 21, 2020 features In the Family. Beginning with her story of testing positive for the

familial breast cancer mutation (BRCA), Filmmaker Joanna Rudnick chronicles the lives of

several women currently undergoing the process of genetic testing -- following them from their

decision to seek testing, through the testing process, and onto the aftermath as they come to

terms with the information they receive.

And to wrap up the season, on April 18, 2020 two movies will be screened:

Fat Boy Chronicles, featuring an overweight teen who focuses on his goals of losing weight and

getting the girl of his dreams despite being teased and tormented by his classmates.

And the short, On Beauty. From Emmy-nominated filmmaker Joanna Rudnick (In the Family)

comes a story about challenging norms and redefining beauty. On Beauty follows fashion

photographer Rick Guidotti, who left the fashion world when he grew frustrated with having to

work within the restrictive parameters of the industry’s standard of beauty. After a chance

encounter with a young woman who had the genetic condition, albinism, Rick refocused his

lens on those too often relegated to the shadows in order to change the way we see and

experience beauty.

More detailed information about the films, including full synopses and movie trailers, is

available at All movies are free to the public and are screened at

Noon at the Edmonds Theater, 415 Main Street, an ADA-accessible facility.

The Edmonds Diversity Film Series is sponsored by the Edmonds Diversity Commission, Rick

Steves’ Europe, MyEdmondsNews, the Edmonds Centers for the Arts, and the Edmonds


Tales of Art 

Join us for our very first fundraiser event! Learn about our kid's art program and what our future plans hold and how you can help. Bring out your cocktail dresses and bolo ties for a Golden Cosmos themed night while supporting a cause. We hope to see you there!Date: Oct 18, 2019Time: 6pm - MidnightLocation: Gold Bar in South Lake UnionTicket price: $30Theme: Golden Cosmos | Dress up to the theme of galaxies and space and GOLD!  * Price includes 2 drink tokens (2 tokens = 1 cocktail, 1 token= 1 beer/wine), nachos bar, and appetizers. The remaining proceeds go into the TOA program.Tales of Art is a volunteer-based program that brings art classes to the children of the residents who live in the SEED Properties (Southeast Effective Development), a nonprofit community and housing development organization. TOA's mission is to teach cultural awareness and community inclusion through art projects. Last year, we kickstarted our four-month TOA art program at the Claremont Apartments with a cultural folktale theme. This year, we will start our second art program around science and the environment. The children will learn about how the community affects science and nature with hands-on arts & craft projects. This fundraiser will help fund the materials needed for these classes. 


Come enjoy a weekend celebration of everything cats! With 80+ vendors from all over the world, you'll find high quality and one of a kind meowchandise for cats and humans!

There, you will find all the cat-related products imaginable: art, apparel, cat toys, accessories, paper goods, food brands, and MUCH MORE! Attend some of the art workshops, cat workshops or presentations from educational and entertaining speakers and advocates. There will also be cat yoga, cat cafe, and an adoption lounge, face painting, art making and much more!

When: Saturday and Sunday, October 26th and 27th, 2019 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Address: 301 Mercer Street, Seattle, Washington 98109

Phone: 206-684-7200 

Bring the family out for the Where's Waldo 5k! Come dressed as your favorite Waldo! Join other Where's Waldo fans and have a blast at Green Lake Park!

This event will be "officially timed". The trail is fairly flat, rain or shine! Cost is $30 for adults which includes race, bib, photos, medal. costs for kids under 10 is $20 which includes race, bib, photos, and medal. 

Come have fun with the entire family on a beautiful fall morning!


When: Saturday, October 26th, 2019 at 10:00 am

Address: Latona Ave NE, Seattle, Washington 98115

Phone: 206-684-4075

Kirk Cameron will be bringing the Cameron living room to churches across the country, and wants you to join him for a heartfelt conversation about what matters most to husbands, wives and parents. 

Think of it as a "home-run date night" with Kirk along with special music guest, Matt Hammitt. 

Come enjoy a time to get away with your spouse for 3 hours to laugh, pray, learn and worship together as everyone dives deep.

You'll walk away from this event with a new lens to see your family through and you'll definitely be inspired to give your family a "Living Room Reset". Don't miss it!

When: Monday, October 6th, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Address: 4326 148th St SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012

The Seattle Public Works Expo provides a first-class multimodal learning experience designed for professionals at all levels and across the entire spectrum of public works!

Come prepared to see, hear, touch, and discuss in a variety of traditional and interactive sessions, seminars, workshops, and networking opportunities.
Grab your business partners, co-workers and friends and head to Seattle for a weekend of learning and fun!

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 8th, 9th and 10th, 2019 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Address: 705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-694-5000