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Plus: King County is likely to move back to Phase 2.
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🐶 Is Cal Anderson going to the dogs?

Plus: King County is likely to move back to Phase 2.

Hello, it’s Thursday!

Today we’re starting off with a big question: Have we as a society forgotten how to listen? And what can we do about that?

We’re working on solving that by partnering with Listen Courageously — and you can be a part of it. Listen Courageously combines an award-winning film with transformative virtual workshops on the power of empathic listening. We’re teaming up with our sister publications to host one of those workshops on May 13 — here’s how to get your ticket.

We’ll gather (virtually!) with readers from our sister newsletters across the nation in Portland, Pittsburgh, Miami, and Orlando. The goal? To become more aware of our listening blocks, so that we can better engage in heart-centered conversations that lead to mutual respect and understanding.

Here’s more about the event and the woman behind the film. (P.S. Evergrey Extra members get 20% off — scroll down to your member section for a discount code.) 

What Seattle is talking about

Long days, beautiful sunsets, blossoming trees, what else is there to love about spring in Seattle? 😍| Tag @the_evergrey or use #theevergrey to be featured in our Instagram of the Day. (📸: @tor601

Will Cal Anderson become a dog park? That’s what some locals want. The city announced it will resume animal control tickets as more recreational activities are allowed in Phase 3. Dog owners are pushing for part of the park to be designated as a dog park, but the city hasn’t indicated they’re willing to negotiate. (Capitol Hill Seattle Blog) 

  • Related: Public health officials say King County is very likely to slip back into Phase 2 due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. This comes as the federal government has loosened mask-wearing guidelines. (The Seattle Times

ICYMI: An investigation revealed the famed Willows Inn as a toxic and abusive workplace. The expose revealed the faking of “island” ingredients, physical intimidation, and use of racist, sexist, and homophobic language. Chef and co-owner Blaine Wetzel has denied the allegations. One of his defenses? “My stepmom and brother are Chinese, my wife is Mexican, and anyone that would claim I was racist is lying.” (The New York Times)

Get a taste of some “saintly” bread. The new bakery, Saint Bread, opened this week on Portage Bay. The business comes from Yasuaki Saito, an owner in London Plane and Post Alley Pizza. The bakery isn’t limited to just pastries and sweet breads; they offer a breakfast and lunch menu that includes an okonomiyaki tortilla and egg salad sandwich with kewpie mayo. (Seattle Met)

Joining us for our Listen Courageously event? 

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Today

🎉Party Popper Join with others working to create healthy & thriving communities for children, youth and families at the Best Starts for Kids Annual Summit (Online)

📖Join the Northwest African American Museum for an evening with Dr. Cornel West (Online)

⛷Hear about Nordic ski jumping and the jumpers themselves from the Nordic Museum's oral history program (Online)

Tomorrow

🍝It’s Seattle Restaurant Week! From now until April 30th, come dine with us – showing support has never been more delicious!(Various)

✊Join YWCA & Ijeoma Oluo at the virtual 10th annual Stand Against Racism(Online)

🍺Lucky Envelope Brewing is celebrating its 6th anniversary with several new beer releases (Ballard)

🎷KNKX and Jazz24 present a live streamed studio session with The Cory Weeds Trio on International Jazz Day (Online)

Saturday

🎧Support El Centro de la Raza for their virtual May Day Fest which will include music and giveaways and will benefit their COVID-19 Emergency Response (Online)

✂️Get your creative juices flowing and learn how to take a photo and turn it into a papercut (Online)

Sunday

⚽️Cheer on the Sounders as they take on the LA Galaxy from Lumen Field or from home (Pioneer Square)

Monday

🎤Hear from local and national speakers at the Crosscut Festival all week(Online)

Tuesday

😂Perfect your joke-telling with comedian Emmett Montgomery(Online)

Wednesday

💍Use found materials to make stunning jewelry in this online class(Online)

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That’s all for today

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See you tomorrow when we wrap up the week!

— Grace at The Evergrey

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