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  • Writer's pictureThe Reef

Nug of the Week and Where To Smoke It

Emergen-C is a fairly new strain, but has already become a staple in a lot of hype stoners' stash. Seed Junky's Orange Push Pop and Sherbinnski's Sunset Sherbet were crossed to create this citrusy, yet almost creamy strain that, for me personally, exhibited a lot of sativa-hybrid characteristics. I definitely found myself in a happy, bubbly mood while smoking this strain, but I wouldn't consider it to be clear-headed like some other, more productive citrus strains. Instead, it had a head high that I would say is very similar to a gelato high - my thinking definitely slowed down and my eyelids got a little droopy, but I was still very social nonetheless, with plenty of giggles. I think that makes this the perfect strain to attend our curated list of events going on around Washington this weekend, with an extra emphasis on the big three happening - Juneteenth, the start of Pride Week in Seattle, and Father's Day. No matter who you are, there's something here for you to do. If you're shopping at Georgetown, you can grab the Emergen-C from cookies, which is easily my favorite grower for this strain. If you're shopping at Bremerton, then you can grab Emergen-C, but it'll be by Rochester Farms instead, while Capitol Hill has the Cookies Emergen-C in preroll form.

Common Threads: Dreaming of Home with Queer Youth and Elders - Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

Common Threads is a celebratory installation of LGBTQ+ Pride at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art co-created by community groups and queer artists around the Puget Sound region. Visitors are invited to experience perspectives of belonging shared by local LGBTQ+ youth and elders, and to reflect on what it means to feel “at home” in a family, community, or museum gallery. The exhibit runs until June 26.

Juneteenth Celebration - Othello Park, Seattle WA June 19

Make sure you head over to Othello Park this Sunday, June 19 to celebrate Juneteenth, the day the last slaves in Texas were free'd from their chains. It's been a long 150 years since then, and black liberation still isn't what we'd like it to be, but that won't stop us from honoring our ancestors who fought so hard for us to have the liberties that we DO have today. There will be black vendors throughout the park, words and performances from black leaders in the Seattle community, and plenty of love and good vibes to go around for all. There will also be a job fair with hiring on the spot, free blood pressure screenings, and arts and crafts to participate in (not to mention a basketball scrimmage tournament!)

Juneteenth Comedy Show "Laughing in Black"

Juneteenth by It Takes a Village creates a unique, annual event space to celebrate the Black community and the Black experience. This year we they hosting a THREE day celebration featuring a comedy show, music showcase as well as their sixth annual park festival (see above)!

6/17 ~ Laughing In Black @ The Lab At 1010- 7-10pm

6/18 ~ Black Unity Showcase @ The Lab At 1010 - Doors open at 6:30pm

6/19 ~ 6th Annual Juneteenth Celebration @ Othello Park 11-6pm (FREE)

Tickets include a drink from the bar, and there will be a special guest music performance as well! Come through and laugh (in black) as they kick off our three day celebration!

Father's Day Salmon Bake - Manchester, WA

The Friends of the Manchester Library (FOML), a nonprofit group, will stage its annual salmon bake Sunday, June 19, for the first time in two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the Manchester Library’s 75th year of operation, according to FOML officials. The popular event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Manchester Library, at 8067 E. Main St., in Manchester. Adult tickets are $20, $15 for children ages 7-12, and $5 for children 6 and younger. Cash or credit cards are accepted. The menu this year includes open-pit barbecued wild salmon, baked beans, coleslaw, garlic bread, a beverage of choice, and a cookie. FOML says it hopes to serve more than 700 dinners at this year’s event. Proceeds go directly to Manchester Library.

Fremont Fair - June 18 and 19

Kick off summer in Seattle with a BANG! The Fremont Fair is taking over 6 city blocks of the *ICONIC* Fremont Neighborhood during Solstice Weekend and ushering in summer with 2 stages of live music, 300+ craft vendors, beer gardens, art cars, one-of-a-kind Parades, delicious fair foods and so much more! Find your way to the Center of the Universe!

The Fremont Fair benefits the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization that supports Shop Local, is responsible for procuring and maintaining most of the amazing public art on display throughout the Fremont neighborhood, and celebrates individual talents and creativity to further develop the community, promote business, and education opportunities in Fremont.



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