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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 03 June 2009

Scholarship Fund-Raising Event

The Royal Esquire Club (REC) invites the community to come out for an evening to help support the second of three planned College Scholarship Fundraising events on Friday, June 19. The theme for this event is: "Junteenth Jamboree." It will be held at the REC, 5016 Rainier Avenue S. in Seattle at 8 p.m. Donation is $10 per person. Their next fundraising event will be held on Friday, Aug. 21.
This year there are 16 student applicants that will be interviewed and evaluated for this years scholarship awards. Last year, the REC presented 12 scholarships in the amount of $6,000 to local high school students.
The REC continues to celebrate serving the community for over sixty years, and with this support for our students, the Royal Esquire Club's theme continues to be we are 'More Than a Night Club.'
For more information, visit www.royalesquireclub.com.

Seattle Library Summer Reading

Want to connect with other readers participating in The Seattle Public Library's popular Summer Reading Program? Become a fan of the Summer Reading Program page on Facebook. Post comments, pictures, and videos and discuss your favorite books with other fans.
Members of Facebook can find the page by going to www.facebook.com and logging in. Then, search for "The Seattle Public Library Summer Reading Program" in the search box and click on the link to the page. Once you are at the page, click on "Become a Fan."
People who are not members of Facebook can find the page by going to www.google.com and searching for "The Seattle Public Library Summer Reading Program Facebook" without quotes. Click on the link for "The Seattle Public Library Summer Reading Program | Facebook."
Visitors to The Seattle Public Library Web page can also get information about the Summer Reading Program. Go to www.spl.org, click on "Audiences" and select "Children," "Teens" or "Adults. From there, click on "Summer Reading Program."
For more information, call The Seattle Public Library at 206-386-4636.      

Seattle is College Bound

Mayor Greg Nickels, Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson will be on hand to motivate 7th, 8th, and 9th graders on being college-bound at the "Seattle is College Bound" event on June 6 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Seattle University's Campion Ballroom, 901 12th Ave.
The free event for eligible Seattle Public Schools 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students is to sign up for the College Bound Scholarship. This is the only year 9th grade students can apply for College Bound Scholarship.
The College Bound Scholarship gives eligible students a chance to attend college and have the state of Washington pay for tuition at a public or private university, community college or technical college for up to four years. This scholarship program offers hope and incentive for students and families who otherwise might not consider college as an option because of its cost.
SPS staff members, translators and volunteers will be available to help families with the application process.
For more information on the College Bound Scholarship program or eligibility, call 888-535-0747. Families can also sign up online at www.hecb.wa.gov/collegebound.

Tackling Mortgage Problems

The Urban League is sponsoring an event to help people navigate mortgage problems. To register call the Urban League at 800-368-1455.
At the event you will be able to: 
• Discuss refinancing or modifying your loan;
• Learn about foreclosure prevention programs;
• Understand foreclosure process (avoid scams);
• What are my options to keep or save my home?;
• Get answers from government agencies, lendersand non-profit agencies.
The event is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 24 at Cleveland High School, 5511 15th Ave. S. in Seattle.
For an immediate referral to a mortgage counselor, call Washington Information Network by dialing 211. Bring copies of any of the following you have:
• Photo ID;
• Social security number;
• Closing documents;
• Last 2 years of W-2's & tax returns;
• Last 2 months of pay stubs;
• Last 2 bank statements;
• Monthly mortgage statements or notices;
• Medical letter from doctor;
• Layoff notice from employer.

Parks Holds Final Meeting on Delridge Skatepark  

Seattle Parks and Recreation will host the third and final public meeting for the skatepark at Delridge Playfield on Monday, June 22 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW.
At this meeting Parks will present the schematic design for the skatepark. The schematic design was created from the input received at the second public meeting held in January 2009. The second meeting focused on the collection of ideas for features and amenities the community would like included in the park.
For more information, visit: www.seattle.gov/parks/maintenance/DelridgeSkatePark.htm.

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