NVC Newsletter

August Community News

August 2016, Volume 66, Issue 7

Nikkei groups - All are invited to Sensei-tional 3!, a community reception to recognize and honor three outstanding Asian American Studies professors as they retire from the UW: Tetsuden Kashima, Gail Nomura and Stephen Sumida. Doors open at 11:30 AM on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church, 3001 24th Avenue South, Seattle. Join in an afternoon of socializing, light refreshments, a short program, entertainment and good company as we thank the Sensei-tional 3 for many years of service to our community. The event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested. Please RSVP by email to Lillian Hayashi at: uw3sensei@hotmail.com

Kawabe Memorial House -- All are welcome on Sunday, August 28th, from 11AM – 4:00 PM for Kawabe Summerfest! 2016, at 221 18th Avenue S. Seattle (between Washington and Main Street). Enjoy yummy food, live music, dancing, kids' activities, fun and festivities! Raffle prizes and a live reptile show! Funds raised will go towards our seniors’ food program and our upcoming facility remodel. For information, call 206.322.4550 or search for the Kawabe Summerfest! page on Facebook.

Eastside Nihon Matsuri Association -- Come to Japan Fair 2016 (a successor event to Aki Matsuri), at the Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th St., Bellevue, on Saturday, September 3 from 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday, September 4 from 10 am - 5 pm. Japan Fair seeks to increase awareness and community participation through Japanese and Japanese American arts, crafts and culture; and to encourage both traditional and modern Japanese exhibits to foster a better understanding and perception of cultural values. The Japan Fair exhibits open to both American and Japanese organizations engaged in the promotion of education and cultural exchange. More information at: www.japanfairus.org

International Examiner -- Holding the 24th Annual Community Voice Awards & 42nd Anniversary Benefit Dinner on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Joyale Seafood Restaurant, 900 S Jackson St, Seattle 98104. Tickets to the 2016 Community Voice Awards include a 10-course dinner at Joyale Seafood Restaurant in the International District. There are 10 seats per table. Tickets will be available for pick up upon checking in at the event. Tickets are $75 Early Bird price before August 31, then $100 after that. For tickets, go to www.iexaminer.org/community-voice-awards/ For questions, email event coordinator Lexie Rodriguez at cva@iexaminer.org

Densho -- Join together on Saturday, September 24, 2016, 5:00-8:30 p.m. for Densho's 20th Anniversary Gala at the Sheraton Seattle Downtown, for a catered dinner, keynote by Dale Minami, and live and silent auction that will honor the Densho community and help us achieve our vision for the future. Ticket prices: Early Bird $200. After Labor Day $225 (The fair market value of each ticket is $125). Information at: www.densho.org/20thanniversarygala/

Seattle Kokon Taiko -- Washington's first performing taiko ensemble invites you to help them celebrate their 35th anniversary of powerful Japanese drumming at their RHYTHM, MOVEMENT, & SPIRIT concert on Saturday, October 1, 6:30-8:30 pm at Shorewood Performing Arts Center, 17300 Fremont Ave N, Shoreline. Tickets $25 adult and $15 Youth (Ages 5-12). Also featuring guest artists Unit Souzou, Aura Ruddell, and Ravenna Woods. Information at: http://seattlekokontaiko.org/skt35/

Keiro Northwest and Seattle JACL -- Bring healthy habits into your life at the Living Well Health Fair on Saturday, October 22, 11 AM to 4 PM at Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church, 3001 24th Ave S, Seattle. From delicious food to environmental alternatives, the many speakers, exhibitors, demonstrations, and activities will inspire you to pursue better health and wellness for you and your family. If you wonder about organic foods, alternative medicine, or you’re looking for something new, this is for you! Information at: https://livingwellwithnc.wordpress.com/

The WING and NVC -- Voices of Nisei Veterans: Permanent Exhibition and Collections is composed of rare collections preserved by the Nisei Veterans Committee and tells the story of Japanese American veterans before, during and after WW II. Access is by pre-arranged tour only. School groups welcome! Jointly sponsored by the NVC Memorial Hall and The Wing. For reservations or information, email info@nvcfoundation.org or tours@wingluke.org.