Sept. 22-28, 2004

Counting the Fall Fish

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Dadi Janki The director of Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University is pushing 90, but he's still eager to share the lessons of yoga meditation with newcomers to the practice. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 425-861-6926. Free. 7:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 22.

Autumnal Equinox Green Lake will play host to the Luminaria, a community event involving handmade lanterns and acoustical music. The old and the young are invited to join in the processional from the Aqua Theater to the Bathhouse Theater, so pull on those warm sweaters and help usher in cool breezes and colorful fall trees. Green Lake Small Craft Center, 5900 W. Greenlake Way N., 206-547-7440. Free. 7 p.m. Wed., Sept. 22.

FAA Flight Safety Seminar At this Museum of Flight event, aviation authorities will teach amateur and aspiring pilots how to be safer in the sky. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5720. Free. 7 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 23.

Salmon Watcher Training This workshop teaches how to help our scaly friends as a salmon watcher this fall. Give 15 minutes of your time twice a week observing a stream and counting the returning fish. Your data can help the effort to improve habitat for salmon and protect them. Wallingford Senior Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Suite 140, 206-684-0877. Free. 7-9 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 23.

Iraqi Movie Night The Freedom Socialist Party brings an eye-opening movie night to all Seattleites concerned with the situation in Iraq. The chosen film, War Feels Like War: POV documents the experiences of five reporters from different nations as they witness the chaos and violence of the war and the struggle of the Iraqi people. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., 206-722-2453. $3 door donation. Supper of beef or vegetable stew $5.50 donation. 7:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 25.

Brainstorm for Seattle Mental Health Show off your brains at the waterfront this weekend with up to six of your closest friends. If you can solve puzzles and find clues in and around the Pike Place Market using your extensive scholastic and popular-culture knowledge, you could reign as one of Seattle's brightest! All proceeds from this event go to services at Seattle Mental Health. Market Place Offices, 2003 Western Ave., 206-302-2251. $35/person. Noon Sat., Sept. 25.

The League of Women Voters For all of you slackers who haven't yet registered to vote, the League of Women Voters will be at the Capitol Hill Half Price Books this weekend to cheer you along (in a nonpartisan kind of way) and answer questions before personally delivering your form to the elections office. 115 Belmont Ave. E., 206-329-4848. noon-6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Sept. 25-26.

Do You Believe in Ghosts? Discover the truth about spooky places in the Pacific Northwest. The second annual Pacific Northwest Ghost Hunters Conference is this weekend, and all are invited to the workshops and exhibits to learn more about the world of the paranormal. 5031 University Way N.E., 206-527-4278. Free. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Sept. 25-26.

Northwest AIDS Walk Show your support for those fighting AIDS and for the essential services provided by the Lifelong AIDS Alliance by participating in this walk from the Seattle Center to downtown. Begins at the Seattle Center. For information, call 206-323-WALK. Registration at 8 a.m., opening ceremony at 9 a.m., walk begins at 10 a.m. Sun., Sept. 26.

Turtle and Tortoise Show If you have a fascination with our shelled friends, you'll have a chance to view all kinds of them and ask the experts about whether they make desirable companions. The Children's Institute for Learning Differences, 4030 86th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island, 206-291-7651. Free. 3-4 p.m. Sun., Sept. 26.

An Uncensored Celebration Celebrate your civil liberties with the American Civil Liberties Union and Book-It Repertory Theatre. They will contemplate old and new books threatened by censorship with dramatic readings from those very scandalous pieces of literature. Seattle Weekly Editor in Chief Knute Berger will serve as emcee. A reception follows. Intiman Playhouse, 201 Mercer St., 206-624-2184. 7 p.m. Mon., Sept. 27.

Kay Kenyon and Louise Marley As part of the Science Fiction Museum's Northwest Writers Series, Kay Kenyon, author of The Braided World, and Louise Marley, award-winning author of The Glass Harmonica, will read from their works and give the audience a peek into the world of science fiction. 325 Fifth Ave. N., 206-262-3496. 7 p.m. Tues., Sept. 28.

Bill Owens The Colorado Governor will be speaking at the Washington Policy Center's annual dinner, when he'll be presented with the 2004 Columbia Award. See the man who National Review considers the "best governor in America" because of his leadership and dedication to taxpayer protection. Westin Hotel, 1900 Fifth Ave., 888-WPC-9272. 5:45 p.m. Wed., Sept. 29.

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