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New Venue! Meaningful Movies Of Issaquah – Presenting “The Great Vacation Squeeze” with Filmmaker John de Graaf – Wed, May 27th!

by April 14, 2015 1

A new monthly film event is about to be born: Meaningful Movies of Issaquah is planned for Blakely Hall in the Issaquah Highlands starting on May 27th at 7PM with the film “The Great Vacation Squeeze”. The Filmmaker John de Graaf will be in attendance for a Q&A and community discussion.  More details HERE.

The goal of this program is to bring the Greater Issaquah community together through education and advocacy, using the power of social justice documentary film and discussion. This event is intended to facilitate gatherings to educate, inspire, connect, and commit to effective, non‐violent solutions in building a more peaceful and just world. Support for building meaningful & resilient community can come from providing a space for analysis of local, domestic and international social justice issues.

The screenings will be held in Blakely Hall on the 4th Wednesday of every month, from 7:00 to about 9:00 pm.  Here’ a link directly to the Meaningful Movies of Issaquh Group Page.

The idea for the Meaningful Movies of Issaquah grew out of the group in Wallingford neighborhood in Seattle where film screenings have been held every Friday night for the past 12 years. Their website is www.meaningfulmovies.org.  Organizers of the Issaquah group are Tamra Lee of Issaquah, and Jack Fogelberg of Sammamish.

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  1. Dalawrhussain
    #1 Dalawrhussain 16 October, 2015, 12:31

    Walking the trails in Hazel Wolf Wetlands Preserve is a paselure any time but my favorite is in summer when I can smell the sun-warmed resin in the fir trees. My favorite is Ann’s Trail, partly because it’s primitive and the trees are close enough to hug, but mostly because it’s named for a wonderful friend of mine who worked hard to establish the Preserve. Although narrow and rough in spots, Ann’s Trail is navigable by young children and, for years, little ones in our family have enjoyed many PB&J sandwiches sitting on a log by the trail.This is a wildlife preserve which means it’s intended for the protection of wild animals. You can spot many species of birds here, particularly water birds, and, if you’re quiet and lucky, you might even spy a beaver, the architect responsible for maintaining the water level. Coyote, black bear and an occasional bobcat pass through and deer, raccoons, squirrels and chipmunk are common.So, Who is Hazel Wolf? you might wonder. Although Canadian born, she spent the majority of her long life she died in 2000 just short of her 102nd birthday in the U.S., primarily Washington. She was an environmental and social activist and an altogether inspirational person. My favorite Hazel story is that, on retiring as a legal secretary at nearly age 67, she walked out of the law office in Seattle in her ski clothes with snowshoes in hand. She went straight to the bus depot and left for Eastern Washington where she met up with a friend and they camped around the country for weeks. How can you help but love such a spirit! Nationally known, she was awarded the National Audubon Society’s Medal of Excellence, an honor she shared with Rachel Carson (and Jimmy Carter). You will see her picture on the main trail kiosk taken on the day the Preserve was dedicated in honor of her 100th birthday.

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