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1. I love being black. 2. I love black people. 3. And I love people who love black people. This group is for people who fit at least one of these three categories.

Upcoming events (5)

Online Laughter 😄 Happy Hour

Online event

Join Laughing with Julie on Zoom for an Online Laughter Yoga! Laughter helps to boost your immune system. It can also help to lower Cortisol (Stress Hormones) and raise dopamine (feel Good Hormones) levels. ~Claudette

My friend Julie is hosting this 3 days a week during these times. Julie is a Mental Health Counselor who specializes in Laughter Yoga. She'll guide the group through different laughter exercises. I've been doing this for several weeks and always feel good afterwards, even if just joining for part of the session!

Welcome to join any or all the dates - Mark Your Calendars. Register in advance for this meeting:

😄 THURSDAYS at 5-6pm 😄

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Starting in October, Julie is asking for a $5 per class donation, $15 for the week, $30 unlimited for a month. People over 75, Julie gifts you the class. If you are not able to give a donation, contact Julie - she doesn't want anyone to miss these classes! 🥰

Julie is making YouTube videos to post on social media.

QUESTIONS: Contact your actual event host, Julie, directly at https://www.meetup.com/members/13786095/

LIVE at the Village - - Young Chhaylee (pop and soul)

The Village at Totem Lake

Sharing this event as an FYI/self-hosted event. Use comments to coordinate meeting. If you'd like to step up and host (be the person everyone looks for), make note of that in the comments. Otherwise, suggest wearing purple Mardi Gras beads so the group can find you and you can find the group. Enjoy! ~Claudette

From https://www.facebook.com/events/150754480377333/
Enjoy live music every Thursday night this summer here at The Village near Cinemark. Come relax before a movie, have dinner enjoying the music around you, while you enjoy Salt & Straw, or simply pause as you pass by to listen to a tune.

Young-Chhaylee is a Seattle-based pop-soul artist known for his joyful presence and captivating voice. Partnered with dynamic singer/guitarist, Craig Suede (Happy Heartbreak / Dearheart), this duo has toured extensively and played a variety of Seattle stages. In Seattle Weekly Best of 2018, Jake Uitti wrote: "Hearing their harmonies blend as I stood in the back of the room made me feel like I was in one of those often talked about nights a decade ago when the founding members of The Head and the Heart sang together for the first time.”

Check out our line-up:
July 15th & August 12th: Lucien LaMotte
July 22nd: Ailisa Newhall & Wes Weddell
July 29th: Young Chhaylee
August 5th & August 26th: Jerri & Jonathan
August 19th: Mike Norris & Leah Harris

Monthly TGIF Happy Hour on the Eastside

JJ Mahoney's Irish Pub

For those who work or live on the Eastside, join us for a monthly Happy Hour. Plan to visit different venues. ~Claudette

What's the Eastside? See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastside_(King_County,_Washington)

Come when you can, will arrange to have tables near each other. Happy Hour is 3-6pm. We can still hang out, make an evening of it or head to another venue!

Menu: http://www.jjmahoneys.com/menu/happyhour

Parking: Plenty!

Btw, this is a joint event with Eastside Social Club and multiple African American social groups so more people will be attending than what you see RSVPd here.

Summerfest: Sip Kirkland - WA Wine Festival

Kirkland Marina Park

Celebrate summer with one of the Eastside's key events: Summerfest! Summerfest features concerts, beer festivals food trucks, and street markets (concert and beer festival tickets sold separately) - a lovely day at the beach. Sip Kirkland returns to celebrate the Summer with the best wines of the Pacific Northwest! Prefer beer over wine? No worries, mate! They serve lots of beers and ciders, too. Sip happens. ~Claudette

Sip Kirkland has two sessions:
Session 1: 12pm - 3:30pm
Session 2: 4pm - 7pm **I have my ticket for this session**
Ticket includes souvenir glass while supplies last, admission and 10 tastes.
You can still attend the festival without doing the wine tasting, however the wine tasting may be in a separate section, fyi.
WEAR PURPLE MARDI GRAS BEADS so we can find you and you can find the group!

Buy tickets and read more at https://sipkirkland.com/
Post in the comments when you get your ticket and for which session.

This is a multi-group event. More people will be attending than what you see RSVPd here. My guests are people from other groups who have noted that they also bought tickets.

Past events (550)

Afternoon Pool Party

Claudette's Cabana

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