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Jul
28
Thu
2016
Shake, Rattle and Roll! @ Neighborhood House High Point Center
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

At Neighborhood House in High Point: Hear trickster tales from West Africa and learn African drum rhythms with Gansango African Music & Dance. Make music with a bell, shaker or drum, and sing “Mary Had A Little Goat.” For all ages.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

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Family story time @ Southwest Library
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Family story time @ High Point Library
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Jul
30
Sat
2016
African Drum and Dance Showcase @ Southwest Library
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the Southwest Library! Travel to Africa through drum and song! Teaching artists from Gansango African Music & Dance Co. demonstrate contemporary and traditional West African dances and music with help from the audience. For all ages.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Greenstage presents ‘Cymbeline’ @ Camp Long
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free outdoor Shakespeare from Greenstage!

Cymbeline
Directed by Vince Brady

Saturday, July 30: Cymbeline
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
at Camp Long*

Pity poor Imogen! Her dad, King Cymbeline, banishes her love Posthumus from the kingdom because he wants her to marry royally and produce a proper heir. The Queen, her stepmother, wants her own son Cloten to marry her and plots to kill both Imogen and Cymbeline in a power grab. Posthumus, in Italy, makes a really dumb bet that leads to lots of trouble. Palace intrigue, treachery, murder plots, and deception challenge the characters of Cymbeline who, with the help of two surprise players, overcome mistrust and jealousy to live happily ever after. Except the Queen and Cloten, who as bad guys get what they deserve.

Cast:
Meredith Armstrong: Caius Lucius
John Bergeron: Iachimo
Nazlah Black: Arviragus
Sally Brady: Queen
Sam Hagen: Pisanio
Eric Hampton: Posthumus Leonatus
Warren Haney: Cloten
Katherine Jett: Imogen
Garrett Lander: Guiderius
Helen Martin: Ensemble
Mary Murfin-Bayley: Belarius
Daniel Sarfati: Ensemble
Gianni Truzzi: Cymbeline

Crew:
Sarah Ross, stage manager
Elizabeth Power, costume designer
Natalie Gress, technical director
Gail Wamba, prop designer
Ryan Spickard, fight choreographer
Erin Mettling, house management lead

*We perform in front of the large climbing rock at the south end of the park.

Free outdoor movie: The NeverEnding Story @ Park West Care Center
Jul 30 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Park West Care Center (WSB sponsor) presents:
The NeverEnding Story
July 30th, 8:30 pm
via West Seattle Outdoor Cinema

Free Community Event! Bring a low-back chair or a blanket.
1703 California Ave SW, south patio

Jul
31
Sun
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 31 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Aug
1
Mon
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Aug 1 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Aug
2
Tue
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Aug 2 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

It is story time at the Delridge Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian, Miss Bea. For ages 1 through 5.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
3
Wed
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

The Funny Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling @ Delridge Library
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come to the Delridge Library! Join Thistle Theatre for an adventure in puppetry based on a Japanese tale. A witty woman follows a rice dumpling down a hole and ends up in a world made of origami. For all ages.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
4
Thu
2016
Family story time @ Southwest Library
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Family story time @ High Point Library
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Aug
5
Fri
2016
Anansi the Spider @ Southwest Library
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Anansi the spider plays tricks on everyone and gets into a lot of trouble. Oregon Shadow Theatre brings this West African trickster to life with live music and colorful shadow puppets. For grades K and up.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

6th annual White Center Promise back-to-school celebration @ Greenbridge Plaza
Aug 5 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From Tony Vo at White Center Community Development Association:

Our 6th annual White Center Promise Celebration will be held on Friday, August 5th from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Greenbridge Plaza, located in White Center at 9800 8th Ave SW.

The White Center Promise aims to eliminate barriers to equity and provide a foundation for family and student success from the time a child is born until they transition from post-secondary to gainful employment.

The celebration kicks off the school year early and connects over 800 students and their families to 30+ community resources, free backpacks and school supplies, local performances and entertainment, and educational activities for parents to take-away. In addition, there will be free food and raffle items.

You can sign up for the event via this link, http://tinyurl.com/WCPromise2016. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please email Tony@wccda.org.

Sponsors of this event includes King County Housing Authority, Equity Matters, Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence, Washington State Charter Schools Association, Habitat for Humanity, and Amerigroup.

Family Night @ West Seattle Family YMCA
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:25 pm

From the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB sponsor):

Invite your friends and neighbors for a free evening of family fun at the West Seattle YMCA! Play on the mats, swing on the rings, climb and slide on the inflatable obstacle course, run on the track and go swimming. Get your family moving together! FREE AND OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY.

6:00–8:00 pm – gym & running track,
6:50–8:25 pm – open swim in the pool

FREE! Community Participants, please bring a donation for the West Seattle Food Bank.

HPIC Corner Bar @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

At the Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC):

HPIC Corner Bar HPIC Corner Bar – First Friday of each month. Doors open at 6 pm.

BEVERAGES Draft beer, wine, and special cocktail! As always, we offer a wide assortment of non-alcoholic beverages as well. Please remember that no outside alcohol is allowed and no alcohol is allowed outside at this time.

GREEN GUIDANCE – Walking or bicycling to the event is encouraged. It’s green, it makes the neighbors happier and provides a safe walk home!

PARENTAL GUIDANCE – There are toys and games set up on tables. Parents, please be aware of your child’s activities. Activities such as ball throwing and chasing games are discouraged.

Upcoming Dates & Bands:

July 1st – Squirrel Butter

August 5th – The Cold 102s

September 2nd – The Jesus Chords

October 7th – 45th St. Brass

November 4th – Rippin Chicken [7]

December 2nd – TBD

December 31st (NYE) – TBD

February 3rd – TBD

Movies in the Park @ WS Church of the Nazarene
Aug 5 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

From the West Seattle Church of the Nazarene:

Movies in the Park
We would love it if you and your friends and family would join us this Summer for our Movies in the Park. We begin the movies at sundown (around 9-ish). Popcorn, Hot Dogs and Soda will be provided free of charge. We will have some chairs available although folks are welcome to bring their own chairs or blankets.

Summer Schedule
June 24 – Inside Out
July 15 – Cinderella
August 5 – Zootopia
August 29 – Miracles From Heaven

If it rains we will project the Movies inside the Church building.

Aug
7
Sun
2016
Greenstage presents ‘Twelfth Night’ @ Delridge Playfield
Aug 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Free outdoor Shakespeare from Greenstage!

Twelfth Night
Directed by Ken Holmes

Sunday, August 7 @ 3:00 pm
at Delridge Playfield

One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies and our original Backyard Bard play, Twelfth Night features a love quadrangle and some very trying houseguests who show no intention of leaving! Twins Viola and Sebastian are separated in a shipwreck. Viola, disguised as the boy Cesario, is the intermediary as Duke Orsino attempts to woo the wealthy countess Olivia. Of course, Olivia falls for Cesario, and Sebastian’s unexpected arrival on the scene leads to some hilarious complications. Will everyone end up with a spouse? Will it be the one they expect?

Cast:
Jenny Crooks: Ensemble
Laura Lee Caudill: Ensemble
Tyler Dobies: Ensemble
Gavin McLean: Ensemble

Crew:
Natalie Gress, technical director
Gail Wamba, prop designer
Ryan Spickard, fight choreographer
Erin Mettling, house management lead

Greenstage presents ‘Pericles’ @ Delridge Playfield
Aug 7 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Free outdoor Shakespeare from Greenstage!

Pericles
Directed by Ken Holmes

Sunday, August 7 @ 4:30 pm
at Delridge Playfield

Pericles is a risk-taker. He realizes that whatever answer he gives to a riddle will get him killed. So begins an epic journey of ambitious risks, great rewards, and big falls for the Prince of Tyre. Pericles marries, has a daughter, and is separated from both along the way; shipwrecks always seem to happen at the darndest times. All three of them lead strange, marvelous lives and travel convoluted pathways to the end, when they’re miraculously reunited.

Cast:
Jenny Crooks: Ensemble
Laura Lee Caudill: Ensemble
Tyler Dobies: Ensemble
Gavin McLean: Ensemble

Crew:
Natalie Gress, technical director
Gail Wamba, prop designer
Ryan Spickard, fight choreographer
Erin Mettling, house management lead

Aug
9
Tue
2016
Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

It is story time at the Delridge Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian, Miss Bea. For ages 1 through 5.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
10
Wed
2016
Steel Drum Party! @ Delridge Community Center
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor): Dance, clap, and stomp along to live steel drum music with musician Ian Dobson! This rhythmical journey inspires resourcefulness and interest in exploring other languages and cultures. For all ages.

This year’s Seattle Public Library Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
11
Thu
2016
Family story time @ Southwest Library
Aug 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Aug
13
Sat
2016
Family story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

It’s Family Story Time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Families are invited to bring their children to our special monthly Saturday story time to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
15
Mon
2016
Family story time @ High Point Library
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
17
Wed
2016
The Funny Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling @ Southwest Library
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the Southwest Library! Join Thistle Theatre for an adventure in puppetry based on a Japanese tale. A witty woman follows a rice dumpling down a hole and ends up in a world made of origami. For all ages.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Play and Learn @ Lincoln Park
Aug 17 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

From the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB Sponsor)

Meet families from our West Seattle community at Lincoln Park! Y staff will lead a variety of engaging activities that are developmentally and age-appropriate including arts and crafts, songs, bubbles and group games. Ages 4 weeks to five years. Meet near the Zip Line. Free for all!

Aug
18
Thu
2016
Family story time @ Southwest Library
Aug 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Family story time @ High Point Library
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Aug
20
Sat
2016
PSBA Kid’s Day, a Beekeeping Field Day for Kids @ West Seattle Bee Garden
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come join us at the West Seattle Bee Garden for the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association (PSBA) sponsored Kids’ Field Day! Saturday August 20th, 10 am–1 pm.

Activities will include hive demonstrations, arts and crafts, bee and pollinator education booths, honey tasting/sales and a scavenger hunt!

This is the biggest educational event taking place at the garden, with many PSBA beekeepers available to answer questions and share information. The High Point Commons Park P-Patch will be put to use for the scavenger hunt, and the adjacent Commons Park lawn and playground is great for running and playing. We hope you can join the fun!

More info available at pugetsoundbees.org

Arts in Nature Festival 2016 @ Camp Long
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

The 2016 Arts in Nature Festival will return on August 20-21 at Camp Long. The festival is an eclectic experience of music, art, poetry and performance in the woods of Seattle’s only camp ground. The diverse lineup of artists includes music from indie rock to traditional Japanese folk, African dance, reggae, plus dance performance, poetry, and audio/visual art installations in the Museum of Sound.

Highlights of the artist lineup include Seattle’s favorite Clinton Fearon with Boogie Brown Band, Dixie Gypsy Project, Seattle Art Song Society, Etienne Cakpo with Gansango Music & Dance group and Seattle Art Song Society, with many others rounding out the weekend lineup.

The “arts in nature” concept encourages artists and audience members to engage in active participation both with each other and with the natural landscape of Camp Long. Performances will be intimate, ambient, and acoustic in three different venues throughout the park: in a forested grove by the Pond, on the climbing Glacier, and at the Mainstage in the Meadow.

Camp Long’s rustic cabins will house the MUSEUM OF SOUND where artists will take up residency for the weekend creating multidisciplinary installations blending sound, auditory arts, music and visual arts. The cabins meander through the forested perimeter of the park, and festival goers will have the opportunity to enter and
explore each cabin. Most of the cabins will have a hands-on component allowing attendees to interact with the artists’ work.

Installations include work by Markel Uriu, Shannon Noel, Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys and poetry and spoken word by Imani Sims.

In addition to viewing performances and installations, festival-goers can participate in poetry workshops, art activities, costumed hikes through the forest, and a beer garden sponsored by Fremont Brewing.

The Arts in Nature Festival is an annual event hosted by Nature Consortium, a West Seattle-based nonprofit that connects people, arts, and nature. The Festival is a longstanding tradition, made stronger this year with additional support from DNDA. Tickets for the festival are on sale for $10 per day or $16 for the weekend. To view the full artist lineup and purchase tickets today, visit http://fest.naturec.org.

The Arts in Nature Festival is made possible with support from The Boeing Company, Nucor, The Stranger, Fremont Brewing, KUOW, DNDA and Camp Long.

Aug
21
Sun
2016
Zucchini 500 Races @ West Seattle Farmers Market
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Zucchini 500 Races at West Seattle Farmers’ Market This Sunday, August 21, 2016. 10:00 am–1:00 pm.

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines! The annual Zucchini 500 features summer squash roadsters handcrafted by young racers – complete with wheels and fabulously imaginative decorations! Kids of all ages are invited to join the fun and create their very own vegetable vehicle to race against other young contestants. All car bodies and parts supplied by the farmers market and farmers (donations gratefully accepted). Races take place continuously throughout the market day, ending at 1 pm.

Each event is free and open to the public.

Arts in Nature Festival 2016 @ Camp Long
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The 2016 Arts in Nature Festival will return on August 20-21 at Camp Long. The festival is an eclectic experience of music, art, poetry and performance in the woods of Seattle’s only camp ground. The diverse lineup of artists includes music from indie rock to traditional Japanese folk, African dance, reggae, plus dance performance, poetry, and audio/visual art installations in the Museum of Sound.

Highlights of the artist lineup include Seattle’s favorite Clinton Fearon with Boogie Brown Band, Dixie Gypsy Project, Seattle Art Song Society, Etienne Cakpo with Gansango Music & Dance group and Seattle Art Song Society, with many others rounding out the weekend lineup.

The “arts in nature” concept encourages artists and audience members to engage in active participation both with each other and with the natural landscape of Camp Long. Performances will be intimate, ambient, and acoustic in three different venues throughout the park: in a forested grove by the Pond, on the climbing Glacier, and at the Mainstage in the Meadow.

Camp Long’s rustic cabins will house the MUSEUM OF SOUND where artists will take up residency for the weekend creating multidisciplinary installations blending sound, auditory arts, music and visual arts. The cabins meander through the forested perimeter of the park, and festival goers will have the opportunity to enter and
explore each cabin. Most of the cabins will have a hands-on component allowing attendees to interact with the artists’ work.

Installations include work by Markel Uriu, Shannon Noel, Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys and poetry and spoken word by Imani Sims.

In addition to viewing performances and installations, festival-goers can participate in poetry workshops, art activities, costumed hikes through the forest, and a beer garden sponsored by Fremont Brewing.

The Arts in Nature Festival is an annual event hosted by Nature Consortium, a West Seattle-based nonprofit that connects people, arts, and nature. The Festival is a longstanding tradition, made stronger this year with additional support from DNDA. Tickets for the festival are on sale for $10 per day or $16 for the weekend. To view the full artist lineup and purchase tickets today, visit http://fest.naturec.org.

The Arts in Nature Festival is made possible with support from The Boeing Company, Nucor, The Stranger, Fremont Brewing, KUOW, DNDA and Camp Long.

Aug
22
Mon
2016
Family story time @ High Point Library
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
25
Thu
2016
Family story time @ Southwest Library
Aug 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Family story time @ High Point Library
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Aug
29
Mon
2016
Movies in the Park @ WS Church of the Nazarene
Aug 29 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

From the West Seattle Church of the Nazarene:

Movies in the Park
We would love it if you and your friends and family would join us this Summer for our Movies in the Park. We begin the movies at sundown (around 9-ish). Popcorn, Hot Dogs and Soda will be provided free of charge. We will have some chairs available although folks are welcome to bring their own chairs or blankets.

Summer Schedule
June 24 – Inside Out
July 15 – Cinderella
August 5 – Zootopia
August 29 – Miracles From Heaven

If it rains we will project the Movies inside the Church building.

Sep
1
Thu
2016
Family story time @ High Point Library
Sep 1 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Sep 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Sep
2
Fri
2016
HPIC Corner Bar @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

At the Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC):

HPIC Corner Bar HPIC Corner Bar – First Friday of each month. Doors open at 6 pm.

BEVERAGES Draft beer, wine, and special cocktail! As always, we offer a wide assortment of non-alcoholic beverages as well. Please remember that no outside alcohol is allowed and no alcohol is allowed outside at this time.

GREEN GUIDANCE – Walking or bicycling to the event is encouraged. It’s green, it makes the neighbors happier and provides a safe walk home!

PARENTAL GUIDANCE – There are toys and games set up on tables. Parents, please be aware of your child’s activities. Activities such as ball throwing and chasing games are discouraged.

Upcoming Dates & Bands:

July 1st – Squirrel Butter

August 5th – The Cold 102s

September 2nd – The Jesus Chords

October 7th – 45th St. Brass

November 4th – Rippin Chicken [7]

December 2nd – TBD

December 31st (NYE) – TBD

February 3rd – TBD

Sep
8
Thu
2016
Family story time @ Southwest Library
Sep 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Family story time @ High Point Library
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Sep
15
Thu
2016
Family story time @ Southwest Library
Sep 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Family story time @ High Point Library
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Sep
21
Wed
2016
Play and Learn @ Lincoln Park
Sep 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

From the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB Sponsor)

Meet families from our West Seattle community at Lincoln Park! Y staff will lead a variety of engaging activities that are developmentally and age-appropriate including arts and crafts, songs, bubbles and group games. Ages 4 weeks to five years. Meet near the Zip Line. Free for all!

Sep
22
Thu
2016
Family story time @ Southwest Library
Sep 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Sep
29
Thu
2016
Family story time @ Southwest Library
Sep 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Oct
7
Fri
2016
HPIC Corner Bar @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

At the Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC):

HPIC Corner Bar HPIC Corner Bar – First Friday of each month. Doors open at 6 pm.

BEVERAGES Draft beer, wine, and special cocktail! As always, we offer a wide assortment of non-alcoholic beverages as well. Please remember that no outside alcohol is allowed and no alcohol is allowed outside at this time.

GREEN GUIDANCE – Walking or bicycling to the event is encouraged. It’s green, it makes the neighbors happier and provides a safe walk home!

PARENTAL GUIDANCE – There are toys and games set up on tables. Parents, please be aware of your child’s activities. Activities such as ball throwing and chasing games are discouraged.

Upcoming Dates & Bands:

July 1st – Squirrel Butter

August 5th – The Cold 102s

September 2nd – The Jesus Chords

October 7th – 45th St. Brass

November 4th – Rippin Chicken [7]

December 2nd – TBD

December 31st (NYE) – TBD

February 3rd – TBD

Nov
4
Fri
2016
HPIC Corner Bar @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

At the Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC):

HPIC Corner Bar HPIC Corner Bar – First Friday of each month. Doors open at 6 pm.

BEVERAGES Draft beer, wine, and special cocktail! As always, we offer a wide assortment of non-alcoholic beverages as well. Please remember that no outside alcohol is allowed and no alcohol is allowed outside at this time.

GREEN GUIDANCE – Walking or bicycling to the event is encouraged. It’s green, it makes the neighbors happier and provides a safe walk home!

PARENTAL GUIDANCE – There are toys and games set up on tables. Parents, please be aware of your child’s activities. Activities such as ball throwing and chasing games are discouraged.

Upcoming Dates & Bands:

July 1st – Squirrel Butter

August 5th – The Cold 102s

September 2nd – The Jesus Chords

October 7th – 45th St. Brass

November 4th – Rippin Chicken [7]

December 2nd – TBD

December 31st (NYE) – TBD

February 3rd – TBD

Dec
2
Fri
2016
HPIC Corner Bar @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

At the Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC):

HPIC Corner Bar HPIC Corner Bar – First Friday of each month. Doors open at 6 pm.

BEVERAGES Draft beer, wine, and special cocktail! As always, we offer a wide assortment of non-alcoholic beverages as well. Please remember that no outside alcohol is allowed and no alcohol is allowed outside at this time.

GREEN GUIDANCE – Walking or bicycling to the event is encouraged. It’s green, it makes the neighbors happier and provides a safe walk home!

PARENTAL GUIDANCE – There are toys and games set up on tables. Parents, please be aware of your child’s activities. Activities such as ball throwing and chasing games are discouraged.

Upcoming Dates & Bands:

July 1st – Squirrel Butter

August 5th – The Cold 102s

September 2nd – The Jesus Chords

October 7th – 45th St. Brass

November 4th – Rippin Chicken [7]

December 2nd – TBD

December 31st (NYE) – TBD

February 3rd – TBD

Jan
6
Fri
2017
HPIC Corner Bar @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

At the Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC):

HPIC Corner Bar HPIC Corner Bar – First Friday of each month. Doors open at 6 pm.

BEVERAGES Draft beer, wine, and special cocktail! As always, we offer a wide assortment of non-alcoholic beverages as well. Please remember that no outside alcohol is allowed and no alcohol is allowed outside at this time.

GREEN GUIDANCE – Walking or bicycling to the event is encouraged. It’s green, it makes the neighbors happier and provides a safe walk home!

PARENTAL GUIDANCE – There are toys and games set up on tables. Parents, please be aware of your child’s activities. Activities such as ball throwing and chasing games are discouraged.

Upcoming Dates & Bands:

July 1st – Squirrel Butter

August 5th – The Cold 102s

September 2nd – The Jesus Chords

October 7th – 45th St. Brass

November 4th – Rippin Chicken [7]

December 2nd – TBD

December 31st (NYE) – TBD

February 3rd – TBD

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