Page Ahead Book Drive

Logo for Page ahead non profit above a photo of a smiling child holding a new bood. On the right are the words book drive in while on a blue background.

Bring new kids’ books to the Emerald City RG March 17- 19 to benefit Page Ahead!

Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program builds home libraries and reading skills for more than 20,000 kids furthest from educational opportunity across Washington state. We’re collecting new children’s books to help them in that important work!

Bring in children’s books to donate (must be new, non-religious, and non-holiday-themed) between March 17 and March 19. We’re collecting books at our Regional Gathering but the event doesn’t end there, our drive runs through April 23, 2023.

Alternatively, you can purchase books from this online wish list or make a monetary donation here (and both types of donations will be counted toward our totals).

American Mensa Annual Gathering

Mensa Anual Gathering 2023

Mensans don’t have conventions–we have gatherings. The Mensa Annual Gathering (AG) is the national U.S. Mensa convention held in a different city each year, typically spanning the July 4th weekend. A tradition since 1963, the Annual Gathering has grown from a two-day meet-and-greet at the New York Belmont to a sprawling and diverse collection of programs, talks, games and entertainment. These gatherings give Mensa members from all over the country an opportunity to meet new friends, catch up with longtime friends, eat, drink, play games, and enjoy speakers and presentations to “tweak” your mind. A good AG always has something that appeals to mind, body, and soul.