This week at PCC: Community BBQs, food drive Saturday

It's nearly summertime at PCC, and with the longer days come oodles of events. I hope these weekly guides help you keep up! As for me, I'm getting married next week and will be away from the blog for a bit to celebrate with friends and family. I look forward to keeping you up to date with PCC happenings when I return in early July!

KICK BACK at one of our PCC "Grillin' and Chillin'" community BBQs at PCC Edmonds and Redmonds on weekends this summer. This week, savor flame-grilled Vera Cruz chicken or vegetables, Fiesta Salad, fresh guacamole and Black Bean and Corn Salad, with $3 of each $7 meal going to support community groups (kids eat for only $3). The fun runs from 3-7 p.m. today at both locations, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Redmond and 3-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Edmonds.  


NOURISH HUNGRY NEIGHBORS at the Care to Shop Food Drive, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 13 at all nine PCC locations. Volunteers from the Chicken Soup Brigade will collect donations of nonperishable, shelf-stable food items. The brigade is part of Lifelong AIDS Alliance and helps improve the nutrition of people living with HIV/AIDS and other illnesses in Seattle and King County.

SIP FOR THE CURE at Alex's Lemonade Stand, June 13-14 at PCC Issaquah. Six local girls will sell organic lemonade to help fight childhood cancer. Proceeds support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, which evolved from a young cancer patient's frontyard stand to nationwide movement. The foundation has raised $25 million to fund research and help improve the lives of kids in treatment. Santa Cruz Organics donated 20 cases of lemonade toward the event.

CELEBRATE the 10th anniversary of the PCC Farmland Trust June 27 with a trip to Walla Walla and Bennington Place Farm, home of Thundering Hooves pasture-finished meats. Enjoy a dinner crafted from local ingredients and dance to live music. Register and find details here.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR and celebrate Seafair for the 2009 PCC Natural Markets kids triathlon, 10:30 a.m. July 19 (after the adult race) at PCC Seward Park. Kids 6-12 can race in events suited to their ability level. Each participant gets a t-shirt, finishers' medal and a PCC gift card. The Kid Picks Mobile will be on hand with healthy snacks to sample beginning at 7 a.m. Visit to register.



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