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September Community News

September 2015, Volume 65, Issue 8

CrashDancers – The Fall dance season is in full swing at CrashDance Fridays at NVC Hall! Renowned instructors Soleman Krebs and Angei Kostoff teach West Coast Swing in an 8-week course. Beginners as well as seasoned dancers are welcome. Remaining dates are October 2, 9, 16, 23 and November 6, 13. Lessons start at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm followed by practice from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm. For more information about CrashDance Fridays and other events, visit www.crashdancers.net

Seattle Kokon Taiko  -- Take a Beginner Taiko Class this fall! SKT will host one 4-session Beginner Level 1 class in October and a second one in November. Learn to play TAIKO (Japanese-style drums) with kata (form and movement), rhythm and historical/cultural context. No experience necessary. Open to all adults and youth age 16 and up, but Pre-Registration is required! Deadline is October 2nd for October classes. Space is limited and first come-first serve. All Classes are on Sundays 12-2 pm. October Classes start October 4th and November Classes start November 1. Registration forms available at: www.seattlekokontaiko.org.

First Hill Lions Club -- Enjoy a Sukiyaki Dinner and Bake Sale on Saturday, October 10 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church, 3001 - 24th Ave South, Seattle. Donations $15/person and children 5 and under are Free. All you can eat - Beef or Chicken! Proceeds benefit the First Hill Lions Scholarship Fund.

SCIDpda - Come to SCIDpda's 40th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, October 16, 2015 at The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. Doors open 5:30 pm; Auction begins 6:45 pm. To celebrate their birthday, SCIDpda is having a 40th anniversary celebration as our annual signature fundraiser. Through preservation and development efforts, SCIDpda ensures that the Seattle Chinatown International District remains both livable and sustainable. Tickets at: http://scidpda.org/news-events/40th-anniversary-celebration For further questions, email monical@scidpda.org.

White River Buddhist Temple -- All are welcome to the Fall Bazaar on Sunday, October 18 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 3625 Auburn Way North, Auburn. Dine In or Take Out with a choice of Sushi, Teriyaki Chicken, or Rice Curry. Also available: Mochi and Manju, Bake Sale, Farm Produce and Handicrafts. Information at 253-833-1442 or on the website: www.wrbt.org

Nikkei Concerns - Invites all to the 40th Anniversary Dinner and Auction on Friday, October 23, 6 - 9 PM at the Seattle Sheraton in downtown Seattle. Tickets available at www.nikkeiconcerns.org General ticket $200; VIP ticket $250. One Community / Transforming Lives / Celebrating 40 Years

Nikkei Community Network  -- Join a special Seattle screening of Stories From Tohoku, on Saturday, October 31, from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM at Nisei Veterans Memorial Hall, 1212 South King Street, Seattle. Free Admission and Parking. Stories From Tohoku examines stories of inner strength and resilience, grace and acceptance, differences between East and West, and the enduring bonds between the people of Japan and Americans of Japanese ancestry.  Set against the backdrop of Japan’s recovery and rebuilding following the March 2011 tragic earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster, it is an inspiring tribute to the human spirit. Co-producers Dianne Fukami and Debra Nakatomi will also show a four-minute trailer promoting a new documentary on former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta following the Tohoku film. For more info, contact Elaine Ikoma Ko: elaine@hokubeihochi.org, 206.519.5461, or co-producer Dianne Fukami (Bay Area), fukamid@gmail.com.  Additional information available on the website at: www.storiesfromtohoku.com

Kaze Daiko -- Kaze Daiko, a taiko performance group for youth, is looking for kids age 8 to 16 years who want to hit big drums with style and form, learn about Japanese and Japanese American culture and have some fun performing in public. During the month of October, Kaze Daiko will have Open Practices from 6:00-6:30 PM on Mondays (October 5, 12, 19, 26) at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW), where anyone interested can stop by and try playing drums and check out the group. For more information, contact Gavin at: schrockg@comcast.net or 206-423-4765.

Densho -- The 2015 Sushi & Sake Fest is just around the corner on Wednesday, November 4 from
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Museum of History and Industry, 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for sake tasting and exhibit viewing. This is your once-a-year chance to enjoy some of the region’s finest sushi and premium sake—all while supporting an important community organization and learning about exciting developments on the horizon. Individual tickets: $100 (fair market value $75). Sponsored table: $2,000. Tickets at: www.densho.org/sushisake or contact Densho at sushisake@densho.org or 206-320-0095 if you have any questions.