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Outdoors: Shelter from the Storm

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Roddy Scheer
www.roddyscheer.com
Learn to Snowshoe at REI, and the snow-covered slopes of Snoqualmie Pass can be your winter's domain...

If you've always wanted to try snowshoeing, a winter sport for truly everyone, now is your chance to learn the basics from the experts in a warm dry environment before your own first trip out into the wilds. REI staff will walk through the basics of selecting approriate gear and finding out where to go in our area at the Seattle Flagship Store on Thursday evening February 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Register online for this FREE class. Read more »

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Outdoors: The North Cascade Institute's New Slate of 2011 Programs

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Roddy Scheer

This week the North Cascades Institute, which is celebrating its 25th year conserving and protecting Northwest environments through experiential outdoor education, announced an exciting slate of learning programs and field excursions as part of its 2011 schedule. This year the Institute made a special effort to bring back some of its favorite field instructors from its early years. Read more »


Tilth Shows Us How to Save Winter Rains to Water Summer Gardens

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Roddy Scheer
Seattle Tilth
Learn how to make this winter's water irrigate next summer's garden with Seattle Tilth.

Join Seattle Tilth master organic gardeners this Saturday Feb 5 from 10 am to Noon to learn how you can store and use all the water falling from the sky to help your yard and garden survive the dry spell that comes around every year in July or so. Tilth experts will cover everything from cisterns and rain barrels to swales and rain gardens, as well as mulching techniques and green roofs. The class will consist of an indoor lecture and an outdoor tour, so participants should dress for the weather. Read more »

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Charging Up Stevens Pass Like Never Before

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Roddy Scheer
Nissan Leaf
The Nissan Leaf

For those of you who already own, or are waiting to buy a Nissan Leaf or one of the other new all-electric vehicles now on the market, Stevens Pass and environs might be just the place to take it on your next Sunday drive. Read more »

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Megan Griffiths' "The Off Hours" Mesmerizes Sundance

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Roddy Scheer
Seattle filmmaker Megan Griffiths' "The Off Hours" showed at Sundance last weekend

It seems that Seattle's film community may have finally arrived on the national stage with the stunningly wan production of The Off Hours, a film born and (in)bred in Washington State under the keen directorship of local veteran filmmaker Megan Griffiths. Read more »