The Seattle Folk Festival and Seattle Subversive Square Dance Society are hosting a square dance to benefit everybody’s favorite bicycle-focused youth empowerment organization: Bike Works!
The dance starts at 7 p.m. December 9 at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S Alaska St).
Benefit Square Dance for Bike Works
feat. Riley Baugus & Kirk Sutphin, Anna & Elizabeth, The Tallboys
with callers Charmaine Slaven and Gabe Strand
Presented by the Seattle Subversive Square Dance Society
Rainier Valley Cultural Center (downstairs)
3515 South Alaska Street
Suggested Donation $10-15 (pay at the door)
Dance from 7pm-11pm
Join us for an all-star square dance to benefit Columbia City non-profit Bike Works. Our featured old-time musicians from North Carolina and Virginia will lead the dancing, along with local heroes The Tallboys. All profits go to Bike Works, an organization that provides workshops on bicycle repair and a variety of innovative bicycling camps to underserved youth in South Seattle. They’ve been around for over a decade in Columbia City, and have seen a generation of youth come up through their programs. Sometimes these programs have served as family, or a support system for the youth, and some kids have gone on to careers in bicycle repair or returned to the shop.
You can also help out Bike Works this holiday season by donating something on their wishlist:
Airline Miles (to get us to NYC for the Youth + Bike Summit), or connections with Orbitz, Expedia, Airlines and the like
Spray Bottles for our classroom cleaning supplies
Organizations willing to do Bike Drives for Bike Works (Contact Deb for Bike Collection guide and to learn more)
An Adding Machine
Flip Cam handy video camera
A digital Camera in good working condition
Short Grounded Extension Cord
Tools, all sorts of bike tools are helpful, the shop is especially seeking:
Bottom Bracket Tap and/ or Facing Tool
Headtube Facing Tool
Sealed Bearings Extractor/ Slide Hammer
24 inch wheeled and larger mountain/ commuter bikes in good condition