Connections take root as public-garden volunteers from different cultures and generations contribute to shared work and delicious rewards.
Stories in Pacific NW magazine, written by Christy Karras, about the interests, activities and experiences that bring us together socially and create a sense of community.
LIKE MANY AMERICANS, I’ve spent my life largely clueless about cricket. I set out to at least partly remedy that when I took in a...
There’s a real sense of physicality in this energy-producing company.
The Bubbles and Suds group meets year-round to dive into Puget Sound, and into friendships built on trust VIEW
The buddy system applies underwater (Bubbles!) and on land, when the explorers grab a post-dive beer (Suds!).
No matter their age, these model-train enthusiasts are all aboard with building models and community
Older members of the 4th division of the National Model Railroad Association’s Pacific Northwest region mentor the younger fans.
Members of the Seattle Astronomical Society train their eyes on the skies — and they’ll let you peek through their telescopes, too
This volunteer-run group of amateur astronomers shares knowledge and 5-star views at sundown ‘star parties.’
Auditions (and perfection) are not required in the almost-family, pretty darn talented Around the Sound Community Band
These 70 or so musicians aren’t professionals, but their dedication and enthusiasm are apparent.
There’s only 1 poser at Seattle Ink & Oil’s figure-drawing classes — everyone else is keeping an artful eye on her VIEW
It’s form at a function as a model sits for artists of all levels.
They won’t leave you hanging at Versatile Arts in Greenwood.
Female pinball wizards compete — seriously and supportively — at the monthly Babes in Pinland tournament VIEW
Seattle is a pinball hot spot, with some of the best players in the world competing here.
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