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Originally published Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 12:00 AM

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Learn more about Seattle Center plan

Want to know more about the new plan for Seattle Center? The Century 21 Committee has scheduled community meetings today and Wednesday to...

Want to know more about the new plan for Seattle Center? The Century 21 Committee has scheduled community meetings today and Wednesday to explore the plan.

Check it out at 6:30 p.m. today at Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S. Myrtle St. and at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E., both in Seattle.

For more details see www.seattlecenter.com/media/century21b.asp, and you can check our coverage at http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/flatpages/local/seattlecenter.html.

Civic calendar

Children's expansion discussion

Thursday: Dr. Sanford Melzer, Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center's senior vice president for strategic planning and business development, will discuss the hospital's expansion initiatives for Seattle and Bellevue at noon during the Bellevue Chamber business luncheon at the Embassy Suites, 3225 158th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 425-213-1205 or online at www.bellevuechamber.org. Cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers.

Internet safety seminar

Today: The Youth Eastside Services seminar "Safe Surfing: Protecting Your Kids," the first of three free presentations offered by the Microsoft Parenting Lifeline Community Speakers Series, is scheduled at 7 p.m. at the Cadle Theatre, Lake Washington High School, 12033 N.E. 80th St., Kirkland. Learn how to monitor and regulate online time and use tools that can help keep children safe. For more information see www.youtheastsideservices.org.

Lincoln discussion

Wednesday: In conjunction with the Museum of History & Industry's exhibit "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War," University of Washington professor Tracy McKenzie discusses "We Cannot Escape History: Abraham Lincoln and the Halting Path to Emancipation," at 7 p.m. at MOHAI, 2700 24th Ave. E., Seattle. For more information see www.seattlehistory.org.

Here & Now is compiled by Seattle Times staff. To submit an item, e-mail herenow@seattletimes.com or call 206-464-2226.

March 18, 1939: A prototype of the Boeing Stratoliner crashed on Mount Rainier on a test flight, killing Boeing's chief engineer and chief aerodynamicist, as well as eight others. The Model 307 was the world's first pressurized commercial transport and flew higher, farther and faster than any other airliner, but World War II ended its production.

Source: Historylink.org

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