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Sound Consumer | June 2013
PCC Natural Markets partners with a number of groups to sponsor community events and educational opportunities. The focus of these partnerships is to assist PCC members and neighborhood communities as they strive for health.
Edmonds Waterfront Festival
Port of Edmonds Marina
- Friday, May 31, 3 to 10 p.m.
- Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Sunday, June 2, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Join us for a weekend of live music, food and family activities. The Kid Picks Mobile will sample healthy snacks near the kids area on Saturday and Sunday. Visit edmondswaterfrontfestival.com for more information.
- Saturday, June 1
This event includes a triathlon, duathlon, 10K, 5K and kids' triathlon that benefits Arbor schools and neighboring communities. The entire family can join in the fun at Lake Sammamish State Park with vendors and food.
PCC is the official fruit sponsor for this event. For more information go to www.issaquahtri.com.
Many great spring/summer PCC Cooks classes still have seats available. We've even added some sections of popular favorites. Check out our calendar to easily find what's still open. Interested in a full class? We have waitlists for all full classes and you can add your name.
Gear up for your summertime fun in June with Super Fast Easy Meals, for when the garden calls to you more than the kitchen. Get ideas for what to do with your early garden bounty in the hands-on Spring Greens class. Your teen might gladly pitch in to prepare summer treats after taking Teens Bake with Summer Fruit.
It's not too late to register your 8-to 15- year-old for Around the World in 5 Days PCC Cooks summer camp. This year, the kids will take a delicious culinary journey to Thailand, India, Italy, the Southern U.S. and Brazil.
Details on all classes are in the spring/summer catalog, available in PCC stores or at PccCooks.com. Register online or call 206-545-7112.
Summer food drive
- June 1 to 30
All PCC stores
Everyone deserves good food year-round. During the summer months our food banks' needs often increase due to the higher demand for food from families with kids who usually receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year. PCC is collecting contributions for our 10 local food bank partners this June, which will be used to purchase quality bulk foods at wholesale prices.
To make a donation, visit your local PCC and look for our colorful displays near the registers, choose your donation amount and have the cashier ring it up for you. Notice how much bulk food you can purchase with the amount you donate. What a great way to participate!
Fremont's 1st BBQ competition and neighborhood party
- Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Corner of N. 36th St. and Dayton Ave. N.
Enjoy grilling demos by award-winning chefs with free samples of BBQ throughout the day. There also will be BBQ sauce tastings and local beer and spirits tastings at area restaurants, along with a music stage with free rockabilly and bluegrass performances.
Complete BBQ meals will be available all day, including a "whole hog" banquet at Pete's Fremont Fire Pit and pancakes at Roxie's diner. Don't miss the pet parade sponsored by Norm's Eatery and the 1st Annual Fremont BBQ Competition, where 12 teams will compete for $2,500 in prize money and be named the best BBQ Chef in the Universe!
For more information, visit FremontArtsCouncil.org.
Fremont Briefcase relay and run
- Friday, June 7, 6 p.m.
Fremont Ave. and 34th Ave. N.
Support Solid Ground by joining the Fremont 5K and Briefcase Relay. After the race, stop by the PCC tent for a tasty snack.
PCC is the official fruit sponsor for this event. For more info and to register, visit promotionevents.com/Fremont.
Budget eating: send your tips!
Are you a PCC shopper on a budget? We want to hear from you.
We're looking for shoppers to tell us their tips for how they eat healthfully without spending a lot. We'll feature various households — some with kids, some with just one person or couples — in an upcoming Sound Consumer article.
E-mail your tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edmonds Arts Festival
700 Main Street, Edmonds
- Friday, June 14, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Sunday, June 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Join PCC and the Edmonds community to celebrate art and music in our community. This free, three-day festival features performing arts, children's activities, musicians and storytellers. Kids can visit the Kid Picks Mobile and make their own trail mix!
Learn more at edmondsartsfestival.com.
GE food film "Genetic Roulette" with Jeffrey Smith
- Saturday, June 1, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Lyceum in the HUB, University of Washington
Support WashPIRG and the I-522 GE labeling campaign in this hosted event. See the documentary "Genetic Roulette" about genetically engineered foods and the questions and concerns research has raised. Jeffrey Smith, author of the best-selling books "Genetic Roulette" and "Seeds of Deception," joins a panel discussion with University of Washington professors.
Donations encouraged. Open, limited seating. Contact Cayla Stahley at email@example.com or 360-485-3487. Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/LabelGMOsInWA.
Board outreach event — Q&A with PCC
- Tuesday, July 23, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Kirkland Performance Center
350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland
PCC members will have a chance to ask questions and learn ways they can be more involved in the I-522 labeling campaign.
We will feature a presentation by Trudy Bialic, PCC's director of public affairs and co-chair of the I-522 steering committee. Board member Stephen Tan will co-present and answer questions.