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The WSB West Seattle Event Calendar is sponsored by Meeples Games

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/performance to be listed here? Please send basic info AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE to editor@westseattleblog.com – thanks! PLEASE include full details AS PLAIN TEXT IN YOUR E-MAIL, *not* in an attached doc/poster/flyer/etc. A web link for more info helps too. Thank you!

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West Seattle Amateur Radio Club Field Day @ South Seattle College
Jun 25 – Jun 26 all-day

Seattle Amateur Radio Club Field Day at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

Members of the Puget Sound Repeater Group (PSRG) and the Seattle Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 25–26, 2016 South Seattle College (behind Olympic Hall) in West Seattle. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

For more than 100 years, Amateur Radio — sometimes called ham radio — has allowed people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and communications techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their communities during a disaster, all without needing a cell phone or the Internet. Field Day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent communications network. Over 45,000 people from thousands of locations participated in Field Day in 2015.

Anyone can come to this Field Day event and get on-the-air! A special station will be staffed with a licensed mentor for use by newcomers or those interested in ham radio including youth and adults. This station allows people who have never used a ham radio to do so, and allow people to explore the world. Even licensed individuals can explore operating on in ways new to them. The site is normally an empty field, but for Field Day it will be filled with numerous antenna masts, four operating radio stations, and emergency power. Which demonstrates radio operation on multiple frequencies using different communications techniques without normal power or facilities. Field Day is practice for operating under emergency or disaster conditions.

“It’s easy for anyone to pick up a computer or Smartphone, connect to the Internet and communicate, with no knowledge of how the devices function or connect to each other,” said Sean Kutzko of the American Radio Relay League, the national association for Amateur Radio. “But if there’s an interruption of service or you’re out of range of a cell tower, you have no way to communicate. Ham radio functions completely independent of the Internet or cell phone infrastructure, can interface with tablets or Smartphones, and can be set up almost anywhere in minutes. That’s the beauty of Amateur Radio during a communications outage.”

“Hams can literally throw a wire in a tree for an antenna, connect it to a battery-powered transmitter and communicate halfway around the world,” Kutzko added. “Hams do this by using a layer of Earth’s atmosphere as a sort of mirror for radio waves. In today’s electronic do-it-yourself (DIY) environment, ham radio remains one of the best ways for people to learn about electronics, physics, meteorology, and numerous other scientific disciplines, and is a huge asset to any community during disasters if the standard communication
infrastructure goes down.”

Anyone may become a licensed Amateur Radio operator. There are over 725,000 licensed hams in the United States, as young as 5 and as old as 100. And with clubs such as ACS and PSRG, it’s easy for anybody to get involved right here in Seattle.

For more information about Field Day and the organization, contact ACS at www.seattleacs.org and PSRG at www.psrg.org or visit www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio.

Bringing Baby Home: A Parenting and Relationship Program Workshop @ Arts West Theatre
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bringing Baby Home: A Parenting and Relationship Program

Two Day Workshop: June 25th and 26th, 9 am–4 pm
Located at Arts West Theatre in West Seattle

Created from the research by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, this program is designed to give you the skills and information to recognize and successfully cope with the normal stressors of becoming a family. This workshop can be taken during pregnancy or with baby in arms.

Class size is limited, pre-registration is required.

Cost: $130 per couple, includes workbook and materials.

Please contact Megan Slade with questions or concerns at 206-707-9141 or megan@meganslade.com

To register, please visit: http://www.meganslade.com/gottman/

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Me-Kwa-Mooks Park restoration work party
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Me-Kwa-Mooks Park natural areas is in need of help healing and expanding native habitat for wildlife. Feel free to join the work ‘party’ every 4th Saturday, 9:00 – noon. Dress in sturdy clothes that can handle the day’s weather & blackberry thorns. Tools provided. Bring your own gloves or use a pair of ours. We are restoring wildlife habitat, so please leave dogs at home.

Check out & sign up for events at www.greenseattle.org/events, email mekwamooks@yahoo.com, and check out the website at https://mekwamooks.wordpress.com/

Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The 5th Annual Summer of Tai Chi on Alki

EVERY SATURDAY*
April 16th 2016 – October 22nd 2016
9:00 am–10:00 am

This is an ongoing FREE class, open to all levels of experience

The classes have been a delightful way to start the weekend for five years now. Still free and still open to anyone interested in the wonderful art of Tai Chi.

With Lao Shi Caylen Storm

* it all depends on the weather.

Seafair Pirates Landing on Alki @ Alki Beach
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

(INFO UPDATED 6/12/2016)

**Pirates land at 2 pm, per their website**

Hours of festivities – and minutes of terror. OK, just kidding. But it’s always quite the sight, as the Seafair Pirates appear, arrive, conquer, and entertain. Please check for updates on the Seafair calendar link here.

Seafair Pirates Landing
June 25, 2016 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Alki Beach

Visit www.seafairpirates.org for more information.

Lincoln Park wading pool opening day IF sunny/70 @ Lincoln Park
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

From the Seattle Parks website:

Wading Pools are open on sunny days when the temperature is forecast to be 70 degrees or above.

Lincoln Park Wading Pool:

June 25–September 5
Daily, 11:00 am—8:00 pm

MORE INFORMATION:
General Parks Information
206-684-4075

Wading Pool/Spraypark Hotline
206-684-7796

Wading Pool/Spraypark Questions
206-233-1500

Parks Website
www.seattle.gov/parks

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

“Our weekly storytime is back, Saturdays at 11 am. We usually do 2-3 stories, and offer treats for the kids. All ages are welcome!”

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

Alki Lighthouse tours
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Northwest Wine Academy’s ‘Summer Sip’ event @ South Seattle College
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Kick off Seattle sunshine season at the Summer Sip!

We invite you to join us at the Northwest Wine Academy on June 25th, from 1-3 pm to raise funds for our Summer Program Series. You and your friends will be among the first to taste 4 new Academy releases, sample tasty hor d’oeuvres while toasting to our beautiful Seattle Summer. You could even win a special surprise!

You’ll learn more about how You Grow Girl! keeps King County girls and young women on a Pathway to Self-Sufficiency and how YOU can help.

Tickets are $15 so invite a friend and get yours today!

The You Grow Girl! mission is to provide comprehensive services for girls and young women to reach their authentic self through the development of life skills, confidence and self-respect. YGG serves high-risk, female-identifying, King County youth from elementary through young adulthood, placing them on a Pathway to Self-Sufficient Womanhood.

Not able to make it to The Summer Sip? You can still support our Summer Program Series by making a gift to our girls at www.yougrowgirl.org.

The Northwest Wine Academy is located at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor).

The Summer Sip is sponsored by McLendon Hardware.

Seattle Chinese Garden Kite Festival
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Seattle Chinese Garden Kite Festival
Saturday, June 25, 2016
2–6 pm

Come fly kites in the garden’s ridge-top field. Bring your own or buy one at the festival. This fun event for all ages includes kite flying demonstrations and displays, kite coloring for children (with prizes), entertainment, and refreshments. Free for children from tots through teens; suggested adult donation is $3. More information at seattlechinesegarden.org, or email info@seattlechinesegarden.org.

Location: 6000 16th Avenue SW, North Entrance at South Seattle College

Cosponsors: Seattle Chinese Garden and The Boeing Company

www.seattlechinesegarden.org / info@seattlechinesegarden.org / 206-934-5219

If These Walls Could Talk: home tour of The Kenney
Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society presents: “If These Walls Could Talk” tour on Saturday, June 25, featuring The Kenney (WSB sponsor):

video on our event page, Stuart and Michele Kenney, the great-great-great nephew and niece of Samuel and Jessie Kenney, founders of The Kenney, invite you to the tour, which will run from 3 to 5 pm.

Admission is by donation: $10 for historical-society members and $15 for non-members.

Featured will be display panels on the history of The Kenney, its founders, its prominent residents over the years and much more.

Stay tuned for more details. And for info on The Kenney, click here!

(An invitation-only VIP opportunity will be available earlier in the day. If you are interested, please e-mail Clay Eals, our executive director at clay.eals@loghousemuseum.info)

Duwamish Tribe Annual Gala Dinner & Art Auction @ Duwamish Longhouse
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

YOU ARE INVITED to join Duwamish Tribal Services for its 10th Annual Gala Dinner & Art Auction. This annual event is a celebration of contemporary and traditional culture of Seattle’s First People, Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe. Your gifts will help maintain operations at the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center and provide tribal services. We thank you for recognizing the significant role that Seattle’s First People play in the diversity and cultural richness of our community. Your support makes a difference! “We raise our hands to you!”

Doors open at 4:00 pm at the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center.

Ticket 1: $30 Reception & Silent Auction Only
Reception starts at 4:30 pm. Wine, beer & appetizers will be served.

Silent auction continues from 4:30-5:45 pm.

Ticket 2: $100 Full Event, Reception/Silent Auction and Buffet Dinner/Live Auction 4:30-8:00.

After enjoying the Reception & Silent Auction, at 6:00 pm guests will gather in the “longhouse room” for a brief traditional program and traditional buffet-style dinner. Guest will enjoy a spirited live auction of art by Northwest artists.

Ticket 3: $150 Individual Sponsor, Full Event (plus special recognition at the event). 4:30-8:00 pm.

Ticket 4: $800 Table for Eight, Full Event. 4:30-8:00 pm.

Ticket 5: $90 Early Bird Ticket, Full Event. Purchase by May 25, 2016. 4:30-8:00pm

Note: Free Courtesy Shuttle and parking available at Seattle Parks Maintenance Facility at 4209 W. Marginal Way SW,Seattle, WA 98106

Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Duwamish Tribal Services, a nonprofit organization, that supports operations at the beautiful Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center as well as cultural activities for its youth.

Duwamish Tribal Services is a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit and donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Brown-Paper-Tickets
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2514081

Tickets also available at the Tribal Office.

Ballet Babysitting @ Dance! West Seattle Studio
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Plan your date night and use us as your babysitters! Join the Concert Dancers of the Seattle Civic Dance Theatre for a night of pizza, movies, costumes, and fun! Proceeds support the SCDT Scholarship Fund for dancers in West Seattle.

Who: All kids ages 3 – 12 (must be potty trained)

When: June 25, 5pm – 9pm

Where: Dance! West Seattle Studio

Why: To help raise funds for our performances

Email scdtboard@gmail.com to sign up.

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19
OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoop, cook, Flex-This, watch the latest movie releases, salon treatments, karaoke and much more… If you haven’t checked out Late Night lately, stop in and see what you’ve been missing!

Fridays/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight
Southwest Teen Life Center
High Point Community Center
South Park Community Center
Delridge Community Center

Late Night is a safe and supportive environment for teens ages 13-19. This recreation based program is held on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm-Midnight with a focus on Positive Teen interactions and engagement where all teens are welcomed. The Late Night program is aligned and supportive of the City’s Race and Social Equity framework, including education and employment readiness programs. Come to your local Late Night and explore more of what we have to offer! Photo ID required.

Seattle Parks & Recreation Citywide Teen Programs’ goal is to impact the life trajectories of teens, by providing opportunities for community involvement, building positive relationships, and learning experiences that build skills, while embracing stewardship to ensure confident leadership roles in society.

Please call 206.684.7438 for a complete list of upcoming activities.
Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

Blake Musselman, Marko Reyes-Jech, and Tim Scallon perform @ The ProletariYacht Club
Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The ProletariYacht Club will be hosting an evening of original solo music performances on Saturday, June 25th at 8:00 pm featuring: Blake Musselman (aka Moogie Man) with a theatrical rock-based show, Marko Reyes-Jech with his soul/funk crooning, and Tim Scallon with rock-based looping. Brenda Scallon will be recording the show on video. Come on out and join the fun!

Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Jun 25 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.
Karaoke & Dance all night long! Let’s party!!

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West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Jun 26 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 am

The West Seattle adult/big kid soccer pickup game every Sunday morning is at Delridge Playfield (next to the Delridge Community Center). Men and women of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring a light and a dark shirt, a good attitude, and come get some exercise! On Facebook under “West Seattle Sunday Soccer.

Bringing Baby Home: A Parenting and Relationship Program Workshop @ Arts West Theatre
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bringing Baby Home: A Parenting and Relationship Program

Two Day Workshop: June 25th and 26th, 9 am–4 pm
Located at Arts West Theatre in West Seattle

Created from the research by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, this program is designed to give you the skills and information to recognize and successfully cope with the normal stressors of becoming a family. This workshop can be taken during pregnancy or with baby in arms.

Class size is limited, pre-registration is required.

Cost: $130 per couple, includes workbook and materials.

Please contact Megan Slade with questions or concerns at 206-707-9141 or megan@meganslade.com

To register, please visit: http://www.meganslade.com/gottman/

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

These are the standing listings sent to us by West Seattle churches – yours is welcome to send one too (editor@westseattleblog.com)

*Tibbetts United Methodist Church, (WSB sponsor; 3940 41st Ave SW), is a Reconciling Congregation “living the way of Jesus” with the motto of “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”. Services begin at 10 am. Day care available, Sunday school for elementary age children, older youth meet on Sunday evenings for learning and social opportunities. Strong music ministry including handbell groups. Founded in 1909. Dynamic Facebook page

*All Souls (WSB sponsor) – “All Souls is a church in and for the city, and exists to be a vibrant expression of who God is–– gracious, present, hospitable. And as a church, we are part of that historical, counter-cultural community that Jesus started and continues to build, sustain, and perfect.” For worship times and location (and other events), see the calendar.

*First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor; 4105 California Ave SW) is a vibrant congregation that upholds the great historical traditions of the Lutheran Church. We worship on Sundays at 8:00 am in the Chapel, 10:30 am in the Nave, and with Compline at 8:00 pm again in the Chapel. We have Bible Study and Sunday School at 9:00 am in the Education Building. Wednesdays we have Matins in the Chapel at 9:30 am, Bible Study from 10:00 to 11:30 am, Holy Eucharist in the Chapel at 11:45 am, Vespers in the Chapel at 7:00 pm, and Bible Study from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Penance is on the third Saturday of each month, in the Chapel, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. For more information go to flcws.org. We welcome everyone.

*Alki United Church of Christ – A progressive Christian congregation in the heart of Alki. We are 90-somethings and 20-somethings, single, married, gay, lesbian and straight, seekers, doubters andbelievers. We don’t believe that Christianity is the only way, but it’s the way we’ve been called to follow, and we are trying to live it with as much integrity and joy as we can. Church school for toddlers and children. 6115 SW Hinds St. alkiucc.org – 206-935-2661

*The Junction Church – Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am for a Faith Experiment where we are “practically living out the life of Jesus together.” Then, once a month, we celebrate what God is doing in the community during a Celebration Gathering. For more info, as well as some ideas on what a Faith Experiment is check us out at thejunctionchurch.org. 4157 California Ave SW.

*Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation – “Feeding your spirit, expanding your mind, working for justice”. Sunday service 10:30 AM, Thursday Evening Contemplative Service 6:30 -7:00 PM. Come visit us, we have a vibrant children’s program and inspiring music. 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle. 206-935-0418

*The Hallows Church West Seattle: The Hallows Church is a newly forming family of faith in West Seattle that exists to magnify and multiply the gospel throughout our city. We gather together every Sunday morning at 10:30 am at 3420 SW Cloverdale Street. We offer gospel-centered Kid’s Ministry for children from 2 months old up to 5th grade. In addition to our Sunday gatherings, our Missional Communities meet during the week. These are diverse small groups of 8-12 people that come together weekly in an intentional and regular rhythm of studying the Scriptures, serving our community and enjoying fellowship with one another. If you have question
or would like more information, please contact info@hallowschurch.org or visit www.hallowschurch.org.

*The Way Church Of God has a service Sundays at 11 am at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW. Home group on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. 206.932.6824, thewaycog.com.

*Calvary Chapel West Seattle meets Sundays at 10 am and 7 pm at The Senior Center of West Seattle , 4217 SW Oregon. For more info: www.calvarychapelwestseattle.org or 206 391-0996

*The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist was established in West Seattle in 1892, for a “broad-minded and liberal churchmanship, which should not only develop the spiritual side of life, but also encourage the social welfare in the most thoughtful and progressive minds of this community.” Today, the people of St. John’s continue to strive to live into this statement of purpose through such programs as our Just Garden Project to provide fresh produce for area food banks, feeding the hungry at Nicklesville and with the Community Meals program and building for the educational needs of students in the Mulundi Village in Kenya. Sunday worship is at 8:00 and 10:15 am, with Christian Formation classes at 10:00 am. We invite you and all whom you love, to “Come as you are! Explore, Connect, and Share.” Check our website at: www.saintjohnonline.org or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SJBWestSeattle.

*Journey Foursquare Church – is a warmly welcoming congregation of Jesus-followers who heed the words of St. Francis of Assisi “Preach the Gospel – using words only if necessary”. We feel the best expression of the compassion of Jesus is not by judging others, but by living His teachings by feeding the poor (we provide a weekly foodbank on Sunday nights), providing clothing for the naked, healing the sick (prayer & assistance) and preaching the good news of Jesus in the prisons & youth detention centers of King County. We have a large outreach to the homeless population of West Seattle… Sunday service is 6 PM held in the fellowship of our dear friends at St. John The Baptist Episcopal Church – enter through the doors on the southeast corner of 42nd Ave & SW Hanford SW. 206/890-8110. Come join us!

*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, West Seattle Ward: Sunday services; Sacrament Meeting 9 – 10 am; Sunday School 10 – 11 am; Priesthood and Relief Society 11 am – 12 pm, 4001 44th Ave SW.

*Fauntleroy Church, United Church of Christ (9140 California Ave SW). The people of Fauntleroy Church have gathered since 1908, providing a safe and sacred place to discover who we are, how God is present in our lives, and what following Jesus means, here and now. We respect the
unique expectations and gifts that each person brings and are united in the belief that God is still speaking and that loving one another makes a difference. Worship and church school at 10 am; robust music ministry. www.fauntleroyucc.org; 206-932-5600.

Skate Church is now in our NEW location in Admiral! We are a Youth Church who has been serving the youth of West Seattle for over 7 years — and recently moved into our new location in the youth room of our friends at Westside Presbyterian Church at 3601 California Avenue SW. We are “open and welcoming” to youth from ALL backgrounds, for middle through high school grades. meeting every Tuesday, 4-8 pm. (In the summer months June-August we meet for BBQ & Games at Whale Tail Park at Alki Beach). All activities are fully chaperoned by adults who have been undergone National Background Check screenings. For more information, call 206/890-8110.

*Bethany Community Church/West Seattle worships at 10:00 am on Sundays at High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave SW. For more information, please visit our website or Facebook page.

West Seattle Farmers’ Market @ West Seattle Junction
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee – All Ages — Pass It Around!

As of November 1, 2015, back at Walt Hundley Playfields.

Sundays mornings – 10 am
(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

Local author Amy Pennington’s cooking demo @ West Seattle Farmers Market
Jun 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

In partnership with The Seattle Public Library, local author Amy Pennington will use seasonal vegetables from the farmers market to demonstrate recipes from her book “Fresh Pantry: Eat
Seasonally, Cook Smart and Learn to Love Your Vegetables” at the West Seattle Farmers
Market – 10:30 am to noon Sunday, June 26th.

“Fresh Pantry” features simple recipes centered on one vegetable or fruit per month. The recipes show cooks how to create seasonal meals throughout the year.

Pennington is a cook, author, urban farmer and host of the PBS show “Check, Please! Northwest.” She was named one of Seattle Magazine’s 2013 Top 50 most powerful players in Seattle’s food scene. Pennington has been featured in Bon Appetit, Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, GOOP.com and Apartment Therapy. She runs GoGo Green Garden, an urban farming service. Pennington lives in Queen Anne.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

Family Sunday FUNday Yoga Event @ West Crest Park
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

FAMILY SUNDAY FUNDAY – FAMILY YOGA!
Sunday, June 26th at Westcrest Park 12:00 pm-1:00 pm!

Followed by potluck barbecue at 1:30 pm – more info here.

Alki Lighthouse tours
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Jamie Jaramillo performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Jamie Jaramillo performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Sunday June 26th from 3 pm–5 pm. Jamie Jaramillo is a rhythm and blues influenced singer/ songwriter based out of Seattle, WA.

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
Jun 26 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Karaoke Sunday with Ryan, Sami Saurus, or Sam — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.

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VBS Day Camp @ Eastridge Church
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

On June 27th–30th from 9 am-Noon we will be holding our VBS Daycamps for kids, 4 y/o to 5th grade! Our VBS is activity based, so they will be moving, having fun, and learning really cool things! They get to choose two classes from: Duct tape crafts, Cooking Skills, Painting, and Lego Creations. Registration is $30. Each class has a limited size, so sign up now! To register, or or more information go to http://eastridgetoday.com/kidevents

Delridge wading pool opening day IF sunny/70 @ Delridge Community Center park
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm

From the Seattle Parks website:

Wading Pools are open on sunny days when the temperature is forecast to be 70 degrees or above.

Delridge Wading Pool:

June 27–August 21
Mon/Tue/Sat/Sun

12:00 pm—6:30 pm

MORE INFORMATION:
General Parks Information
206-684-4075

Wading Pool/Spraypark Hotline
206-684-7796

Wading Pool/Spraypark Questions
206-233-1500

Parks Website
www.seattle.gov/parks

Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support group @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Jun 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Three different support groups are held monthly at Providence Mt. St Vincent:

On the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month a group is held in the East Dining Room from
1:30–3:00 pm. For information on these groups call Martha Smith at (206) 937-3701 ext. 28578.

On the 3rd Thursday a group is held in the Northwest Room from 1:00–2:30 pm. For information on these groups call Kristine Kumangai at (206) 937-3701 ext. 28345.

About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit www.alz.org.

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s (WSARC) weekly net

Mondays, 6:30 pm
@ W7AW Repeater, 441.800, input +5, tone 141.3

Echolink and IRLP are also available, see westseattlearc.org for more info. The repeater is located at Highpoint.

Monday Trivia @ Christo's on Alki
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy the trivia game at Christo’s on Alki, Monday nights starting at 7:30.

Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Monday night at Shadowland, it’s pub-quiz time! 8-10 pm.

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Jun 27 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.
Karaoke & Dance all night long!

Jun
28
Tue
2016
VBS Day Camp @ Eastridge Church
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

On June 27th–30th from 9 am-Noon we will be holding our VBS Daycamps for kids, 4 y/o to 5th grade! Our VBS is activity based, so they will be moving, having fun, and learning really cool things! They get to choose two classes from: Duct tape crafts, Cooking Skills, Painting, and Lego Creations. Registration is $30. Each class has a limited size, so sign up now! To register, or or more information go to http://eastridgetoday.com/kidevents

LGBTQ / Rainbow Story Times @ Southwest Library
Jun 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

June is LGBTQ Pride Month and The Seattle Public Library will be celebrating families by hosting special story times at branches throughout the city. Families are invited to a series of LGBTQ / Rainbow Story Times to enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts and fun while celebrating diversity and inclusion of all kinds of people and families.

At the Southwest Library:

Tuesday, June 28 2016
10:30 am to 11 am

Wednesday, June 29 2016
10:30 am to 11 am

Thursday, June 30 2016
10:30 am to 11 am

Library programs are free and open to the public. 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.

Tiny Tots Senior Meet up @ The Kenney
Jun 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Tiny Tots meet weekly at the The Kenney every Tuesday from 10:30-11 am. Moms, dads, nannies, babysitters, or other care takers are encouraged to attend with their little ones. All ages are welcome to join us for play time, songs, and a chance to meet other parents and local seniors at The Kenney.

The Kenney Senior Center
206-937-2800

Starting the first week of July we are moving to Thursdays at the same time, 1030-11 am.

www.facebook.com/TinyTotsWestSeattle/

Membership birthday lunch @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jun 28 @ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Birthday Lunch is FREE for members in their Birthday month at the Senior Center of West Seattle. Birthday Cake too! Entertainment by Cheri Adams. Cake provided by Arrowhead Gardens. Sponsored by Park West.

Reservations required: 932-4044, or register at the front desk.

Free legal consultations for seniors @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Legal Consultations with Heather de Vrieze
Tuesday, May 31st and June 28th, 2–4 pm
Appointments starting at 2:00 pm
FREE 20 Minute Consultations. Call front desk to make appointment: 206-932-4044 ext. 1

Tinkerlab Academy: Program a Robot @ Delridge Library
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in at the Delridge Library!

June 28, 29, and 30: Tinkerlab Academy features Program a Robot from 3-5 pm each day. Opening date for online registration to be announced.

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

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.

Bring a Buddy P3 Group Run @ Hiawatha Track and Playfield
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Tuesday June 28th: Bring a Buddy Night: P3 | RUNNING will start the next hill and track session on Tuesday June 28th! We are inviting you to join us AND bring a friend for the first night. You know that friend who has been thinking about it, or the friend you really would love to have at the track to lighten the load? This is their chance to dip a toe in the track and find out this is just what they have been looking for: friends who train! After the workout, we will head to Spiro’s Pizza for treats and social time AND a raffle drawing!!

If you are new and would like to participate in “Bring a Buddy Night”, please visit the Web page, and select the link to complete a form that will let us know you’re coming and allow us to learn a bit about you and your goals before the 28th! For returning athletes, this is also where you can register for the summer session.

http://www.p3running.com/tuesday-night-group-training-sessions.html

If you have questions, please email coachmichele@p3running.com

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Jun 28 @ 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.

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Jun 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Baby Ketten Karaoke on Tuesday nights starts at 9 pm at Skylark Café & Club. Details on Baby Ketten and songlists here. Free, ages 21+.

“I know, I know, karaoke is supposed to kinda suck. It is traditionally composed of bad sound, limited song choices, and frat boy margaritaville sing-alongs. We do it all wrong with flattering sound systems, songs that you actually want to sing but can’t find anywhere, and magical song slips that self destruct if “grease megamix” is written on them.”

Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
Jun 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Karaoke Tuesday with host Sami Saurus — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village. Come sing! Come dance! It’s gonna be a great night! You won’t want to miss it

Starlight singer/songwriter night @ Shadowland
Jun 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tuesday nights, 9 pm, at Shadowland Bar & Restaurant – check the calendar here.

Hosted by Patrick Smail. Seattle area songwriters sign up and perform their latest work. Tuesdays nights. 9–11 pm.

Jun
29
Wed
2016
VBS Day Camp @ Eastridge Church
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

On June 27th–30th from 9 am-Noon we will be holding our VBS Daycamps for kids, 4 y/o to 5th grade! Our VBS is activity based, so they will be moving, having fun, and learning really cool things! They get to choose two classes from: Duct tape crafts, Cooking Skills, Painting, and Lego Creations. Registration is $30. Each class has a limited size, so sign up now! To register, or or more information go to http://eastridgetoday.com/kidevents

LGBTQ / Rainbow Story Times @ Southwest Library
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

June is LGBTQ Pride Month and The Seattle Public Library will be celebrating families by hosting special story times at branches throughout the city. Families are invited to a series of LGBTQ / Rainbow Story Times to enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts and fun while celebrating diversity and inclusion of all kinds of people and families.

At the Southwest Library:

Tuesday, June 28 2016
10:30 am to 11 am

Wednesday, June 29 2016
10:30 am to 11 am

Thursday, June 30 2016
10:30 am to 11 am

Library programs are free and open to the public. 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.

Toddler Story Time @ Southwest Library
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Branch!

Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: 1 – 3 years.

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.

Summer Meals Invasion @ Roxhill Park
Jun 29 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

Join United Way of King County for the launch of SUMMER MEALS INVASION at Roxhill Park! On June 29th from 11:30 am-3 pm the Summer Meals Program is kicking it off with an epic celebration at: 9200 29th Ave, Seattle. FREE lunch and a snack will be provided to every child under the age of 18, as well as FREE fun and games, like a radio station dance party, galaxy bowling, a moon bounce, and much more.

Over the age of 18? Parent resources will be available, too! Join us then, and keep coming back this summer to any of our meal sites throughout King County!

To find more information about where your nearest Summer Meals site is, visit foodinvasion.org or call 1-888-436-6392.

Hiawatha wading pool opening day IF sunny/70 @ Hiawatha Community Center park
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm

From the Seattle Parks website:

Wading Pools are open on sunny days when the temperature is forecast to be 70 degrees or above.

Hiawatha Wading Pool:

June 29–August 20
Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat

12:00 pm—6:30 pm

MORE INFORMATION:
General Parks Information
206-684-4075

Wading Pool/Spraypark Hotline
206-684-7796

Wading Pool/Spraypark Questions
206-233-1500

Parks Website
www.seattle.gov/parks

Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor) every Wednesday noon to 1:15 pm:

This is our weekly Coworking meeting to share and talk about business ideas, projects, get feedback, build community and make new friends and business partners. Some of our members participate weekly in this vibrant, very friendly event where everyone gets to share. Bring your lunch and join us!

http://www.wsofficejunction.com/calendar.html

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What: American Mah Jongg in West Seattle!
When: Wednesdays, 1-3 pm
Where: Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St
Who: Everyone is welcome – all ages

This is a very friendly group that has a terrific teacher, and the rest of us get a little better each week. Beginners are welcome!

Viet Tea Time & Caregiver Support Group @ Greenbridge Community Center
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

You’re invited to West Seattle/White Center Vietnamese Community Tea Time meeting at Greenbridge Community Center, on the second and last Wednesday of the month from 1:00 pm–3:00 pm. Please come to meet with friends, exchange information, stories telling, entertainment, singing, and planning for the future meetings. We can help with language support (translation/interpreter) or settle the bills such as electricity, water , cable TV, internet. Hosted by Tram Chung, a family support worker serving Vietnamese elder and caregiver in West Seattle, White Center, Burien, and South King County.

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Terry’s “The Greatest Movies You’ve Never Heard Of”
Free Popcorn!

Showing 1:00 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, second floor, Nucor room. $1 members / $2 Non-members.

Wed. May 25: Little Women (1949)
-June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret O’Brien (121m)***

Wed. June 1: Hud (1963)
-Paul Newman, Patricia Neal, Melvyn Douglas (112m)****

Wed. June 8: Me and My Gal (1932)
-Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, George Walsh (78m)****

Wed. June 15: Grandma (2015)
-Lily Tomlin, Sam Elliott, Julia Garner (79m)***

Wed. June 22: Infinity (1996)
-Matthew Broderick, Patricia Arquette (117m)***

Wed. June 29: The Station Agent (2003)
-Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale (88m)***

Tinkerlab Academy: Program a Robot @ Delridge Library
Jun 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in at the Delridge Library!

June 28, 29, and 30: Tinkerlab Academy features Program a Robot from 3-5 pm each day. Opening date for online registration to be announced.

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

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.

High Point Market Garden Farm Stand open Wednesdays
Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

It’s a mini-farm in the middle of a residential neighborhood – the High Point Market Garden. Every summer, its farm stand offers a weekly chance to buy fresh-grown produce steps from where it’s grown. Just-harvested organic produce will be on sale 4 pm-7 pm at the farm stand at 32nd and Juneau (map), every Wednesday through September 28h. EBT cards are accepted and the stand participates in Fresh Bucks, doubling the first $10 spent on the card.

Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens is a program of the P-Patch Community Gardening Program in collaboration with the Seattle Housing Authority and P-Patch Trust to support low-income gardeners and neighborhoods. Its mission is to establish safe, healthy communities and economic opportunity through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and farm stand enterprises.

To learn about the Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens, visit http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/ppatch/marketgardens

Community focus group: Crime and police issues @ SPD SW Precinct
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Jennifer Burbridge, the Seattle University Graduate Research Analyst who has been working with Southwest Precinct police is holding community meetings again this year to hear from you.

Last summer I conducted crime and safety focus groups with all the micro-communities in the Southwest Precinct. These focus groups were semi-structured and lasted about 1 hour. Some of these focus groups were held during regularly scheduled community meetings, and others were held as separate meetings.

This summer, I will be conducting focus groups again! I am again interested in talking to all the micro-communities in the Southwest Precinct area about knowledge of the micro-community policing plan project, interactions with the Seattle Police Department, crime and safety concerns and suggested improvements for each of your unique neighborhoods!

In case residents are unsure what community they fall under, the following website has an MCPP locator map, where residents can see the boundaries for the micro-communities throughout West Seattle, with the exception of the micro-community of South Delridge/Delridge Triangle (this micro-community has not been updated on the SPD map yet): http://www.seattle.gov/Police/MCPP/default.htm

Here is a list of the focus groups I have scheduled as of right now, including what community it is focusing on and when/where the focus group is being held:

Wednesday June 29th 6-7 pm ALASKA JUNCTION (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Thursday June 30th 7-8 pm FAUNTLEROY (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Monday July 11th 7-8 pm PIGEON POINT (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday July 13th 6-7 pm HIGH POINT (at the High Point Neighborhood House- 6400 Sylvan Way SW)

Monday July 18th 7-8 pm NORTH ADMIRAL (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday July 20th 7-9 pm MORGAN JUNCTION (second half of the Morgan Community Association meeting- at the Kenny Retirement Home- 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

Monday July 25th 7-8 pm SOUTH PARK (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday July 27th 7-8:30 pm HIGHLAND PARK (at the Highland Park Action Committee meeting- at the Highland Park Improvement Club- 12th Ave SW and SW Holden St)

Monday August 1st 6:15-7:45 pm WESTWOOD/ROXHILL/ARBOR HEIGHTS (at the Westwood/Roxhill/Arbor Heights community meeting- at the SW Branch of the Seattle Public Library in the meeting room- 9010 35th Ave SW)

Monday August 8th 6-7pm SOUTH DELRIDGE/DELRIDGE TRIANGLE (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday August 10th 6-7 pm ALKI (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

WSUFF Coed Ultimate @ Fairmount Park Playfield
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Folks have asked for Coed – Be a gal or boys bring gals. Women join
together!

Wednesdays 6:00 evening Coed Ultimate at Fairmount Park Playfield in West Seattle.

Rain cancels until we gain momentum.

(Sundays still at High Point / Hundley 10 am.)

(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

Billy Joe & the RCs perform @ Parliament Tavern
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday at Parliament Tavern for Billy Joe & the RCs featuring Billy Joe Huels and Robin Cady of The Dusty 45s, along with Rod Cook. No cover.

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Jun 29 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Lesbian Wednesday with Karaoke Kelli starts at 8:30 pm on Wednesday nights at Outwest Bar.

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Jun 29 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Fully backlined open mic at Skylark free every Wednesday, 7:30 pm sign-up / Music starts at 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm. After 10 pm, ages 21+.

It’s great for musicians, but it is also a great night out to see some of Seattle’s best up and coming musicians.

No host to hog the spotlight, just bands/solo acts and a friendly, experienced sound engineer

Full 16 track recordings of your set available for purchase ($10 for solo acts, $20 for bands), make a demo!

Full menu and bar available with 12 beers on tap

All genres welcome: solo, acoustic, electronica, full bands, and comedy of any type

15 minutes/3 songs each (sometimes touring acts get a little extra time)

Gretsch house drums, Vox AC30 guitar amp, Yamaha G50410 guitar amp, Ashdown ABM500 bass amp, Shure mics, DIs, etc.

You are welcome to bring more gear, just talk to the sound engineer beforehand to make sure it is compatible

PLEASE NOTE: The list goes out at 7:30 and is first come first served. Please be courteous of those that were there before you. While this is free to sign-up, please do purchase something as we want to keep providing the opportunity and keep it free.

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Jun 29 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

From Phil Tavel, host of Talarico’s Wednesday Night Trivia events:

It’s every Wednesday night at 8:30 pm (going on five years now). It goes until a little after 10 pm. It’s $2 per person, and we have nomaximum or minimum team size. We usually get between 75 and 115 people. I give out cash prizes to the top 3 teams and bottles of champagne for the bottom three teams. Every season I have a special seasonal challenge that culminates in a $3 per person championship night.

Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
Jun 29 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Karaoke Wednesday with host Gen. Loball — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.

Jun
30
Thu
2016
VBS Day Camp @ Eastridge Church
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

On June 27th–30th from 9 am-Noon we will be holding our VBS Daycamps for kids, 4 y/o to 5th grade! Our VBS is activity based, so they will be moving, having fun, and learning really cool things! They get to choose two classes from: Duct tape crafts, Cooking Skills, Painting, and Lego Creations. Registration is $30. Each class has a limited size, so sign up now! To register, or or more information go to http://eastridgetoday.com/kidevents

LGBTQ / Rainbow Story Times @ Southwest Library
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

June is LGBTQ Pride Month and The Seattle Public Library will be celebrating families by hosting special story times at branches throughout the city. Families are invited to a series of LGBTQ / Rainbow Story Times to enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts and fun while celebrating diversity and inclusion of all kinds of people and families.

At the Southwest Library:

Tuesday, June 28 2016
10:30 am to 11 am

Wednesday, June 29 2016
10:30 am to 11 am

Thursday, June 30 2016
10:30 am to 11 am

Library programs are free and open to the public. 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.

Preschool story time @ Southwest Branch Library
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Branch Library!

Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: 3 – 5 years.

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.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn @ Delridge Library
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5 are invited to weekly Kaleidoscope Play and Learn sessions at the Delridge Library!

Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5. Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time.

Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources. Group is co-facilitated in English, Spanish and Somali. Younger and older siblings are welcome.

Thursdays, 11 am-12:30 pm

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.

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The West Seattle Lions Club meets every Thursday at 12:00 pm at the West Seattle Senior Center 2nd Floor ( 4217 S.W. Oregon Street). Call Harvey Rowe at 206-762-1221 for reservations by Tuesday nights because we serve a good lunch for $7.00 on Thursdays!

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What: Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+
When: Thursdays 2 pm to 3 pm
Where: West Seattle Senior Center, Oregon at California Ave SW
Cost: $40 per month members, $45 non-members, Drop-in $12.

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

Join Sifu Viola Brumbaugh at the West Seattle Senior Center Thursdays at 2 pm. Tai Chi practice helps improve balance, flexibility, and strength and has been found to help reduce stress, improve cardiovascular and pulmonary health, improve the lives of diabetes and parkinson’s patients. In this class we practice longevity exercises to lubricate the joints, silk reeling and the Yang Style 24 form to build coordination and strength while improving focus and relaxation.

More info: email: wiseorchidmartialarts@gmail.com or call 206-321-0613

Tech Help @ Delridge Library
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the Delridge library for up an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required.

Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-733-9125. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

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.

Tinkerlab Academy: Program a Robot @ Delridge Library
Jun 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in at the Delridge Library!

June 28, 29, and 30: Tinkerlab Academy features Program a Robot from 3-5 pm each day. Opening date for online registration to be announced.

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

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.

Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Jun 30 @ 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.

Tinkerlab Drop-in @ High Point Library
Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Drop in at the High Point Library and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months!

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

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.

Community meeting: Myers Way Parcels @ City of Seattle Joint Training Facility Meeting Room
Jun 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

(See WSB’s previous coverage here.)

Community Meeting Regarding the City of Seattle Myers Way Properties

This community meeting is to solicit community input regarding the vacant City of Seattle property located at 9401, 9501, 9600 and 9701 Myers Way. Comments will be collected on the Preliminary Recommendations Report and the Public Involvement Plan.

When: Thursday, June 30, 2016
6:30 pm–8:00 pm
Where: City of Seattle Joint Training Facility Meeting Room
9401 Myers Way South
Seattle, WA

Not able to attend, or have further questions?
Please send comments or questions to: Daniel Bretzke at 206 733-9882, Daniel.bretzke@seattle.gov
Department Finance and Administrative Services’ Real Estate Services Section

Special Needs or Language Requirements?
This location is barrier free. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Daniel Bretzke as soon as possible.

Community focus group: Crime and police issues @ SPD SW Precinct
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jennifer Burbridge, the Seattle University Graduate Research Analyst who has been working with Southwest Precinct police is holding community meetings again this year to hear from you.

Last summer I conducted crime and safety focus groups with all the micro-communities in the Southwest Precinct. These focus groups were semi-structured and lasted about 1 hour. Some of these focus groups were held during regularly scheduled community meetings, and others were held as separate meetings.

This summer, I will be conducting focus groups again! I am again interested in talking to all the micro-communities in the Southwest Precinct area about knowledge of the micro-community policing plan project, interactions with the Seattle Police Department, crime and safety concerns and suggested improvements for each of your unique neighborhoods!

In case residents are unsure what community they fall under, the following website has an MCPP locator map, where residents can see the boundaries for the micro-communities throughout West Seattle, with the exception of the micro-community of South Delridge/Delridge Triangle (this micro-community has not been updated on the SPD map yet): http://www.seattle.gov/Police/MCPP/default.htm

Here is a list of the focus groups I have scheduled as of right now, including what community it is focusing on and when/where the focus group is being held:

Wednesday June 29th 6-7 pm ALASKA JUNCTION (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Thursday June 30th 7-8 pm FAUNTLEROY (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Monday July 11th 7-8 pm PIGEON POINT (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday July 13th 6-7 pm HIGH POINT (at the High Point Neighborhood House- 6400 Sylvan Way SW)

Monday July 18th 7-8 pm NORTH ADMIRAL (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday July 20th 7-9 pm MORGAN JUNCTION (second half of the Morgan Community Association meeting- at the Kenny Retirement Home- 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

Monday July 25th 7-8 pm SOUTH PARK (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday July 27th 7-8:30 pm HIGHLAND PARK (at the Highland Park Action Committee meeting- at the Highland Park Improvement Club- 12th Ave SW and SW Holden St)

Monday August 1st 6:15-7:45 pm WESTWOOD/ROXHILL/ARBOR HEIGHTS (at the Westwood/Roxhill/Arbor Heights community meeting- at the SW Branch of the Seattle Public Library in the meeting room- 9010 35th Ave SW)

Monday August 8th 6-7pm SOUTH DELRIDGE/DELRIDGE TRIANGLE (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday August 10th 6-7 pm ALKI (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

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Fri
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Free “drop-in” garden class @ Delridge Community Center
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Drop In Garden Experience

FREE ongoing garden class
every other Friday
starting on 7/1/16
9-11 am

The Little Red Hen Project Learning Garden
Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor)
(on the south side of the building)

-JENN DOWELL, the Little Red Hen Project
thelittleredhenproject.org

Find It on Friday! begins @ High Point & South Park Libraries
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Find It on Friday! The Seattle Public Library Releases Collectible Cards for Branches With New Friday Hours:

Thanks to funds from the seven-year, 2012 voter-approved Library levy, The Seattle Public Library will restore Friday operating hours at the High Point, International District/Chinatown, South Park and University branches starting July 1.

These four Library locations will now be open every day of the week. New open hours will be: 1 pm to 8 pm Monday and Tuesday, 11 am to 6 pm Wednesday through Saturday and 1 pm to 5 pm Sunday.

To celebrate, the Library is launching “Find it on Friday!” with four collectible trading cards featuring architectural images from the branches with new Friday open hours. For a limited time, Library patrons can pick up a branch trading card at each of the four locations with newly added Friday hours. When patrons locate where the photo on the card was taken, they will receive a collectible stamp.

HOW TO PLAY

1. Pick up a branch trading card from Library staff.
2. Find the spot at the branch where the photo on the card was taken.
3. Tell Library staff the location of the photo spot is and ask for a stamp.
4. Did you Find it on Friday? In addition to a collectible stamp, you get a gold star!

Cards and stamps can be collected by visiting the High Point, International District/Chinatown, South Park and University branches from July 1 until Aug. 31, 2016. Cards for other Library locations will be available later this year.

To show love for the Library, patrons are encouraged to take a selfie with their trading cards and share it on social media using #finditatspl.

For more information, visit www.spl.org/finditonfriday, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

Friday Hours Return to High Point and South Park Libraries
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thanks to funds from the seven-year, 2012 voter-approved Library levy, The Seattle Public Library will restore Friday operating hours to four neighborhood branch libraries whose hours were reduced during recession-related budget cuts.

The High Point, International District/Chinatown, South Park and University branches will all have restored Friday hours as of July 1.

The new open hours at the four branches will be: 1 pm to 8 pm Monday and Tuesday, 11 am to 6 pm Wednesday through Saturday and 1 pm to 5 pm Sunday.

“We are so glad to be able to restore hours at these four branches,” City Librarian Marcellus Turner said. “Expanding Library hours in neighborhoods that currently have limited access continues to be a priority.”

When the levy passed in August 2012, 15 of the Library’s 27 locations were closed on Fridays and Sundays. In 2013 the levy funded the restoration of Sunday hours at all locations and the expansion of the Columbia and Northgate branches into branches operating seven days a week, but patrons often tell the Library they wish more branches were open on Fridays.

Last year, the Library Board prioritized adding open hours at several branches when a limited amount of funds became available from inflation savings from the levy. The $378,000 in levy funds to restore Friday hours at the four branches were approved as part of the Library’s 2016 Operations Plan.

The branches were selected after an administrative review of traditional Library statistics, community demographics, income distribution, transportation links, key partnerships, internet and Wi-Fi sessions, and review by a Library staff team involved in the city’s Race and Social Justice Initiative and more.

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or
Ask a Librarian.

HPIC Corner Bar @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Jul 1 @ 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

Chris Kenji, Koto Jazz piano @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Chris Kenji, Koto Jazz performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7–9 pm.

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19
OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoop, cook, Flex-This, watch the latest movie releases, salon treatments, karaoke and much more… If you haven’t checked out Late Night lately, stop in and see what you’ve been missing!

Fridays/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight
Southwest Teen Life Center
High Point Community Center
South Park Community Center
Delridge Community Center

Late Night is a safe and supportive environment for teens ages 13-19. This recreation based program is held on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm-Midnight with a focus on Positive Teen interactions and engagement where all teens are welcomed. The Late Night program is aligned and supportive of the City’s Race and Social Equity framework, including education and employment readiness programs. Come to your local Late Night and explore more of what we have to offer! Photo ID required.

Seattle Parks & Recreation Citywide Teen Programs’ goal is to impact the life trajectories of teens, by providing opportunities for community involvement, building positive relationships, and learning experiences that build skills, while embracing stewardship to ensure confident leadership roles in society.

Please call 206.684.7438 for a complete list of upcoming activities.
Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

Band It featuring music of Pat Benetar, The Bangles, & Country greats @ Skylark Café & Club
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

At Skylark Café & Club – BAND IT Live – We’re featuring three cover bands playing music from PatBenatar, The Bangles and your favorite Country Greats.

8 pm / $7 / 21+

We Are Not Mel Tormé (Album Release), Echo Ravine perform @ Parliament Tavern
Jul 1 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

We Are Not Mel Tormé celebrates the release of their debut album “Precious Cargo” with special guests Echo Ravine.

No cover | 21+

We Are Not Mel Tormé

Echo Ravine

At the Parliament Tavern
July 1st, 9 pm

Jul
2
Sat
2016
West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

The West Seattle adult/big kid soccer pickup game every Saturday morning is at Delridge Playfield (next to the Delridge Community Center). Men and women of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring a light and a dark shirt, a good attitude, and come get some exercise! On Facebook under “West Seattle Sunday Soccer.

Lincoln Park TLC work party
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The 5th Annual Summer of Tai Chi on Alki

EVERY SATURDAY*
April 16th 2016 – October 22nd 2016
9:00 am–10:00 am

This is an ongoing FREE class, open to all levels of experience

The classes have been a delightful way to start the weekend for five years now. Still free and still open to anyone interested in the wonderful art of Tai Chi.

With Lao Shi Caylen Storm

* it all depends on the weather.

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

“Our weekly storytime is back, Saturdays at 11 am. We usually do 2-3 stories, and offer treats for the kids. All ages are welcome!”

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

Alki Lighthouse tours
Jul 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Skating Polly performs free all-ages show @ Easy Street Records
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Skating Polly performs live at Easy Street Records on Saturday, July 2nd at 7:00 pm. Free and All Ages!

What do X, Babes In Toyland, Deerhoof, Flaming Lips, Mike Watt, Ty Segall, Rosanne Cash, Sean Lennon, Rodney Bingenheimer and the man who broke grunge, Everett True, have in common? They all love Oklahoma sister duo Skating Polly.

While still in middle school, Skating Polly recorded an album in their living room and called it Taking Over the World. Today, it seems like they could actually do that. The band’s latest effort, The Big Fit, is their most fully realized collection of head-bopping, not quite sugar-sweet pop music infused with visceral, distortion-drenched punk sounds. It’s raw, infectious, and inciting. It’s real.

Stepsisters Peyton Bighorse and Kelli Mayo describe their sound as “a little bit musically schizophrenic.” Their songs tend to fluctuate in tone and intensity. A whisper. A scream. A piano ballad right next to a punk punch in the throat. It’s all very “ugly pop,” as they like to point out.

It’s been six years since those original living room recordings, and the band has released three more albums, toured extensively in both the U.S. and the U.K. (with their idols, Babes in Toyland), and turned many of their heroes into vocal fans. They’re even the subject of an upcoming documentary directed by Henry Mortensen (son of Viggo Mortensen and Exene Cervenka). What’s the fuss about? Mayo sums it up: “I think people can tell we’re pretty authentic. People can tell when songs don’t mean it, no matter what the song’s about. We try to be ourselves…and to make everything catchy.”

Skating Polly is currently on tour with Deerhoof, with a show scheduled at Neumos on July 9th. Don’t miss that show, but also come and see Skating Polly for free at Easy Street on July 2nd! All-ages!

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19
OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoop, cook, Flex-This, watch the latest movie releases, salon treatments, karaoke and much more… If you haven’t checked out Late Night lately, stop in and see what you’ve been missing!

Fridays/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight
Southwest Teen Life Center
High Point Community Center
South Park Community Center
Delridge Community Center

Late Night is a safe and supportive environment for teens ages 13-19. This recreation based program is held on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm-Midnight with a focus on Positive Teen interactions and engagement where all teens are welcomed. The Late Night program is aligned and supportive of the City’s Race and Social Equity framework, including education and employment readiness programs. Come to your local Late Night and explore more of what we have to offer! Photo ID required.

Seattle Parks & Recreation Citywide Teen Programs’ goal is to impact the life trajectories of teens, by providing opportunities for community involvement, building positive relationships, and learning experiences that build skills, while embracing stewardship to ensure confident leadership roles in society.

Please call 206.684.7438 for a complete list of upcoming activities.
Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 2 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.
Karaoke & Dance all night long! Let’s party!!

Stuporhero, SEMINARS, Heavy Hand, SSNACKSS perform @ Parliament Tavern
Jul 2 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Punk, punk and more punk! No cover.

Stuporhero, SEMINARS, Heavy Hand, SSNACKSS
At the Parliament Tavern
Saturday, July 2, 9 pm-12 am

Facebook event page here.

Wyldernesse, Claire Michelle, Heather Thomas perform @ Skylark Café & Club
Jul 2 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Saturday, July 2nd at Skylark Café & Club, 9:00-11:55 pm: Live music featuring Wyldernesse, Claire Michelle, and Heather Thomas.

$7 / 21+

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Sun
2016
West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Jul 3 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 am

The West Seattle adult/big kid soccer pickup game every Sunday morning is at Delridge Playfield (next to the Delridge Community Center). Men and women of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring a light and a dark shirt, a good attitude, and come get some exercise! On Facebook under “West Seattle Sunday Soccer.

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

These are the standing listings sent to us by West Seattle churches – yours is welcome to send one too (editor@westseattleblog.com)

*Tibbetts United Methodist Church, (WSB sponsor; 3940 41st Ave SW), is a Reconciling Congregation “living the way of Jesus” with the motto of “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”. Services begin at 10 am. Day care available, Sunday school for elementary age children, older youth meet on Sunday evenings for learning and social opportunities. Strong music ministry including handbell groups. Founded in 1909. Dynamic Facebook page

*All Souls (WSB sponsor) – “All Souls is a church in and for the city, and exists to be a vibrant expression of who God is–– gracious, present, hospitable. And as a church, we are part of that historical, counter-cultural community that Jesus started and continues to build, sustain, and perfect.” For worship times and location (and other events), see the calendar.

*First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor; 4105 California Ave SW) is a vibrant congregation that upholds the great historical traditions of the Lutheran Church. We worship on Sundays at 8:00 am in the Chapel, 10:30 am in the Nave, and with Compline at 8:00 pm again in the Chapel. We have Bible Study and Sunday School at 9:00 am in the Education Building. Wednesdays we have Matins in the Chapel at 9:30 am, Bible Study from 10:00 to 11:30 am, Holy Eucharist in the Chapel at 11:45 am, Vespers in the Chapel at 7:00 pm, and Bible Study from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Penance is on the third Saturday of each month, in the Chapel, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. For more information go to flcws.org. We welcome everyone.

*Alki United Church of Christ – A progressive Christian congregation in the heart of Alki. We are 90-somethings and 20-somethings, single, married, gay, lesbian and straight, seekers, doubters andbelievers. We don’t believe that Christianity is the only way, but it’s the way we’ve been called to follow, and we are trying to live it with as much integrity and joy as we can. Church school for toddlers and children. 6115 SW Hinds St. alkiucc.org – 206-935-2661

*The Junction Church – Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am for a Faith Experiment where we are “practically living out the life of Jesus together.” Then, once a month, we celebrate what God is doing in the community during a Celebration Gathering. For more info, as well as some ideas on what a Faith Experiment is check us out at thejunctionchurch.org. 4157 California Ave SW.

*Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation – “Feeding your spirit, expanding your mind, working for justice”. Sunday service 10:30 AM, Thursday Evening Contemplative Service 6:30 -7:00 PM. Come visit us, we have a vibrant children’s program and inspiring music. 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle. 206-935-0418

*The Hallows Church West Seattle: The Hallows Church is a newly forming family of faith in West Seattle that exists to magnify and multiply the gospel throughout our city. We gather together every Sunday morning at 10:30 am at 3420 SW Cloverdale Street. We offer gospel-centered Kid’s Ministry for children from 2 months old up to 5th grade. In addition to our Sunday gatherings, our Missional Communities meet during the week. These are diverse small groups of 8-12 people that come together weekly in an intentional and regular rhythm of studying the Scriptures, serving our community and enjoying fellowship with one another. If you have question
or would like more information, please contact info@hallowschurch.org or visit www.hallowschurch.org.

*The Way Church Of God has a service Sundays at 11 am at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW. Home group on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. 206.932.6824, thewaycog.com.

*Calvary Chapel West Seattle meets Sundays at 10 am and 7 pm at The Senior Center of West Seattle , 4217 SW Oregon. For more info: www.calvarychapelwestseattle.org or 206 391-0996

*The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist was established in West Seattle in 1892, for a “broad-minded and liberal churchmanship, which should not only develop the spiritual side of life, but also encourage the social welfare in the most thoughtful and progressive minds of this community.” Today, the people of St. John’s continue to strive to live into this statement of purpose through such programs as our Just Garden Project to provide fresh produce for area food banks, feeding the hungry at Nicklesville and with the Community Meals program and building for the educational needs of students in the Mulundi Village in Kenya. Sunday worship is at 8:00 and 10:15 am, with Christian Formation classes at 10:00 am. We invite you and all whom you love, to “Come as you are! Explore, Connect, and Share.” Check our website at: www.saintjohnonline.org or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SJBWestSeattle.

*Journey Foursquare Church – is a warmly welcoming congregation of Jesus-followers who heed the words of St. Francis of Assisi “Preach the Gospel – using words only if necessary”. We feel the best expression of the compassion of Jesus is not by judging others, but by living His teachings by feeding the poor (we provide a weekly foodbank on Sunday nights), providing clothing for the naked, healing the sick (prayer & assistance) and preaching the good news of Jesus in the prisons & youth detention centers of King County. We have a large outreach to the homeless population of West Seattle… Sunday service is 6 PM held in the fellowship of our dear friends at St. John The Baptist Episcopal Church – enter through the doors on the southeast corner of 42nd Ave & SW Hanford SW. 206/890-8110. Come join us!

*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, West Seattle Ward: Sunday services; Sacrament Meeting 9 – 10 am; Sunday School 10 – 11 am; Priesthood and Relief Society 11 am – 12 pm, 4001 44th Ave SW.

*Fauntleroy Church, United Church of Christ (9140 California Ave SW). The people of Fauntleroy Church have gathered since 1908, providing a safe and sacred place to discover who we are, how God is present in our lives, and what following Jesus means, here and now. We respect the
unique expectations and gifts that each person brings and are united in the belief that God is still speaking and that loving one another makes a difference. Worship and church school at 10 am; robust music ministry. www.fauntleroyucc.org; 206-932-5600.

Skate Church is now in our NEW location in Admiral! We are a Youth Church who has been serving the youth of West Seattle for over 7 years — and recently moved into our new location in the youth room of our friends at Westside Presbyterian Church at 3601 California Avenue SW. We are “open and welcoming” to youth from ALL backgrounds, for middle through high school grades. meeting every Tuesday, 4-8 pm. (In the summer months June-August we meet for BBQ & Games at Whale Tail Park at Alki Beach). All activities are fully chaperoned by adults who have been undergone National Background Check screenings. For more information, call 206/890-8110.

*Bethany Community Church/West Seattle worships at 10:00 am on Sundays at High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave SW. For more information, please visit our website or Facebook page.

Deaf Community beach walk at low tide @ South Alki beach
Jul 3 @ 10:00 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

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm
–Deaf Community beach walk at South Alki/Constellation Park: Meet us on the beach! Sign language interpretation available between 10 am and 1 pm at South Alki beach.

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.”

West Seattle Farmers’ Market @ West Seattle Junction
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee – All Ages — Pass It Around!

As of November 1, 2015, back at Walt Hundley Playfields.

Sundays mornings – 10 am
(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

Alki Lighthouse tours
Jul 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

All ages : Independence Fest @ Skylark Café & Club
Jul 3 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Sunday, July 3rd at Skylark Café & Club, 3:00 pm–11:00 pm: All ages show – Independence Fest – with live music featuring:

Raven Matthews
https://www.facebook.com/Ravenmatthewsmusic

Tres Leches
https://www.facebook.com/treslechesband

Donormaal
https://www.facebook.com/donormaal

Skullbot
https://www.facebook.com/Skullbot-224039591022859

Kristen Allen-Zito
http://www.kristinallenzitomusic.com/

Muse
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muse/1542105572751355

$5 / all ages

Zach Pohl performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Zach Pohl performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Thursday April 28th, 3 pm–5 pm. More from C & P:

Zach Pohl; Austin based singer/songwriter “the blues side of folk and the soul side of country”.

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 3 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Karaoke Sunday with Ryan, Sami Saurus, or Sam — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.

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4
Mon
2016
Colman Pool’s 75th Anniversary
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Please join us for a celebration of Colman Pool’s 75th Anniversary on Monday, July 4th. Doors open at 10 am.

Colman Pool, West Seattle’s outdoor pool and Seattle’s only heated saltwater pool, celebrates its 75th birthday this year, and Seattle Parks and Recreation is holding a celebration on July 4.

The celebration at the pool, 8603 Fauntleroy Way SW in Lincoln Park, will begin on the deck at 11 am and include light refreshments and special entertainment. The celebration on the deck is free; regular fees apply for all swims, however the slide will be free all day. See swim schedule below.

The event will also include the unveiling of the restored entry mural, which was commissioned in 1941 when the pool was opened. The mural was restored with help from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. A presentation by mural conservator Peter Malarkey will take place in the lobby at 10:15 am.

Swim schedule for July 4

Noon-1:30 pm — Lap and family swims
1:45-4:45 pm — Public swim (slide and diving board open)
5-7 pm — Lap and family swims

Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 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

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.”

West Seattle 4th of July Kids’ Parade @ Sunset SW to Hamilton Viewpoint Park
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Start decorating your scooters, strollers, and trikes right now! The West Seattle Kids 4th of July Parade starts at 10:00 am on the corner of 44th and Sunset. Walk the parade route, then enjoy traditional games and treats at Hamilton Viewpoint Park. Concessions will be provided by the Admiral Neighborhood Association.

The parade starts at the intersection of 44thh & Sunset (in front of 1137 Sunset Ave SW). The parade is about a ½ mile walk through the neighborhood, crossing California Ave SW, and ending at Hamilton Viewpoint Park. Kids are encouraged to dress up and decorate strollers, scooters, wagons, and bikes. There will be fun old-fashioned games at Hamilton Park (3-legged race, wheelbarrow races, and gunnysack races). Games will be cancelled if there is rain (no rain allowed).

Log House Museum Annual Community Picnic
Jul 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We are thrilled that the old-time tunes of the West Seattle Community Orchestra’s Brass Sextet (plus one) will grace our annual Community Picnic, set for noon to 3 pm Monday, July 4, 2016, in the beautiful courtyard of our “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum.

Led by Toni Reineke, the sextet will perform patriotic songs befitting Independence Day, as well as other tunes from yesteryear from our museum porch.

For the picnic, we provide the basics, and we invite members, volunteers, donors and sponsors to bring potluck salads and desserts, as desired.

Our museum is located at 3003 61st Ave. S.W. We hope to see you there!

For more information on the West Seattle Community Orchestra and its various ensembles, click here.

Alki Lighthouse tours
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 11, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Jul 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s (WSARC) weekly net

Mondays, 6:30 pm
@ W7AW Repeater, 441.800, input +5, tone 141.3

Echolink and IRLP are also available, see westseattlearc.org for more info. The repeater is located at Highpoint.

West Seattle Quilters @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle: Dates: First and Third Mondays
Time: 7:00 pm at the Senior Center

Regular meetings include special projects such as Block of the Month, Mystery Quilts, or Group Charity Projects. There is always Show & Tell and members share advice on members’ projects.

Monday Trivia @ Christo's on Alki
Jul 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy the trivia game at Christo’s on Alki, Monday nights starting at 7:30.

Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
Jul 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Monday night at Shadowland, it’s pub-quiz time! 8-10 pm.

4th of July Dance Party @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 4 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

4th of July Dance Party at Yen Wor Village! Come and join the celebration! Featuring DJ Charles.

July 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm–2:00 am

at Yen Wor Village
Karaoke from 9:00 pm to 1:45 am.

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 4 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.
Karaoke & Dance all night long!

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Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 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

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.”

Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Seattle Library! It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your babies 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.

Toddler Story Time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s Toddler Story Time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 2 – 3 years old.

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.

Lunch at the Library – Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program
Jul 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Kids & Teens: Eat Lunch at The Seattle Public Library’s Delridge Branch This Summer:

The Seattle Public Library has partnered with United Way and Food Lifeline to bring healthy and kid-friendly foods to two Library locations where kids in need already live, learn and play. Free lunches will be available for all youth ages 18 and under at the Green Lake and Delridge branches this summer, now through Sept. 1st.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available at both locations.

Dates, times and locations for the Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program at the Library are as follows.

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, now through Sept. 1 at the Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.

The meals program in picks up where school meal programs leave off in June by providing free meals and snacks to all children and teens (18 years and younger) during the summer months. All kids are welcome – no proof of income, address or citizenship is ever required.

Kids Cafe meals are specifically selected to appeal to kids’ notoriously picky palates and to meet their special nutritional guidelines.

For more information, call the Library at 206-733-9125 or Ask A Librarian.

Drop in chess for kids & teens @ High Point Library
Jul 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by the High Point Library for fun and casual games of chess. All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available.

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.

“Drinking Liberally in West Seattle” meetup @ Pizzeria 22
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

From the 34th District Democrats calendar:

Drinking Liberally West Seattle – Talking Politics

First Tuesday every month, 6 pm. Pizzeria 22 is at College Street and California Ave SW in Admiral. An informal gathering of Progressive Democrats in a relaxed setting.

* Co-hosts Steve Butts, Carol Frillman, Max Vekich and Marcee Stone-Vekich.
* Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place to talk politics. It’s an informal setting for folks to discuss and learn from their peers while hanging out in a casual environment. Here you can meet elected officials, candidates and other like-minded folks to share the bond of common ground. Some of us decide to eat dinner, while others just enjoy a glass of wine, beer or a nonalcoholic drink such as soda or tea.

‘Rent Smart’: Bilingual Affordable Housing Help @ South Park Library
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Get one-on-one assistance on how to search for affordable housing and protect your rights as a tenant at four free drop-in sessions at the South Park Branch of The Seattle Public Library in July and August.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. All Rent Smart sessions will be offered in Spanish and English. For Spanish text describing the sessions, visit the Library’s public calendar listings.

Drop-in sessions will be offered at the times, dates and locations listed below.

6 pm to 7:30 pm Tuesdays, July 5 and 19 at the South Park Branch, 206-615-1688.

6 pm to 7:30 pm Tuesdays, Aug. 2 and 16 at the South Park Branch, 206-615-1688.

Information at these sessions will include: best practices and tips for renters; what to consider when choosing a place to rent; how to protect yourself from eviction; and how to get deposits back and repairs made.

The drop-in sessions will be offered by staff from Solid Ground, an anti-poverty and social service non-profit that helps families keep or obtain housing while supporting them to overcome poverty and thrive.

For more information, call the Library at 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian.

Parenting with Positive Discipline class begins @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are You Feeling Challenged as a Parent? Come learn practical tools for a more mutually respectful parent-child relationship! Join us for ” target=”_blank”>a six-session interactive parenting class “Parenting with Positive Discipline” based on Positive Discipline by Jane Nelson ED.D.

For parents who want more cooperative, respectful, and joyful relationships with their children.

• Learn how to be a more effective parent and have fun at the same time.
• Learn how to discipline with kindness and firmness at the same time.
• Learn to create an atmosphere of mutual respect in your home.
• Help your children achieve self-discipline and problem solving skills.
• Raise children who are responsible, respectful and resourceful

Tuesday evenings, July 5th–August 9th (6 sessions), 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Fauntleroy Church
Instructors: Aaron Norikane & Deneen Bowen
Cost: $50 per person, includes the class and supplies (book and handouts).
Financial Assistance is available. No child care provided.
* Please note this is a significant discount in pricing for this special West Seattle community event.

Registration:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/parenting-with-positive-discipline-tickets-26206394030

CLASS STARTS JULY 5th – Space is limited to the first 25 people so sign up asap!

Questions?
Contact Aaron Norikane at aaron@sounddiscipline.org
or (206) 856-6206

Spanish Family Storytime (¡Hora de cuentos!) @ South Park Library
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Spanish Storytime/Hora de cuentos at South Park Library:

¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It’s Spanish story time for children and their families!)

Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador. ¡Gratis!

Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Todos los martes a las 6:30 pm en la biblioteca de South Park.

It’s Spanish Story Time for children and their families! Children and their families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our storytellers.

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.

West Seattle 832 Toastmasters Club meeting @ Brookdale West Seattle
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle 832 Toastmasters Club holds meetings the first and third Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8 pm at The Brookdale West Seattle:

All new members are welcome. We are a club of public speaking enthusiasts who encourage, coach, cheer and practice together.

West Seattle Bike Connections meeting
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

First Tuesday of the month regular West Seattle Bike Connections meeting. Location can change depending on availability.

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Anyone is welcome to attend…we are all-inclusive!

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Jul 5 @ 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.

Free Summer Concerts – ‘Music Under the Stars’ @ Delridge Community Center Park
Jul 5 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm

For more than twenty years, the Seattle Chamber Music Society has presented a series of free, family-friendly summer concerts in various parks around town. This year — for the first time — we will be coming to West Seattle.

In partnership with the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor), these events will take place on Tuesday July 5th, and then three successive Mondays (July 11th, 18th, and 25th). Each event begins at 7:15 pm with a live performance by an outstanding student ensemble, followed at 8:00 pm with KING-FMs broadcast of that evening’s Seattle Chamber Music Society concert, streamed live direct from Benaroya Hall. Bring a picnic, stretch out on the lawn, and enjoy!

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Jul 5 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Baby Ketten Karaoke on Tuesday nights starts at 9 pm at Skylark Café & Club. Details on Baby Ketten and songlists here. Free, ages 21+.

“I know, I know, karaoke is supposed to kinda suck. It is traditionally composed of bad sound, limited song choices, and frat boy margaritaville sing-alongs. We do it all wrong with flattering sound systems, songs that you actually want to sing but can’t find anywhere, and magical song slips that self destruct if “grease megamix” is written on them.”

Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 5 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Karaoke Tuesday with host Sami Saurus — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village. Come sing! Come dance! It’s gonna be a great night! You won’t want to miss it

Starlight singer/songwriter night @ Shadowland
Jul 5 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tuesday nights, 9 pm, at Shadowland Bar & Restaurant – check the calendar here.

Hosted by Patrick Smail. Seattle area songwriters sign up and perform their latest work. Tuesdays nights. 9–11 pm.

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Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 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

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.”

Baby Story Time @ High Point Library
Jul 6 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library!

It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For infants ages 4 to 12 months old (sorry, older siblings need to stay at home).

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.

Free blood pressure readings @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Free Blood Pressure Readings
1st Wednesday of month
Time: 12:00 to 12:30 pm
Cost: Free, NO appointment needed
Compliments Leon Sullivan Health Center

Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor) every Wednesday noon to 1:15 pm:

This is our weekly Coworking meeting to share and talk about business ideas, projects, get feedback, build community and make new friends and business partners. Some of our members participate weekly in this vibrant, very friendly event where everyone gets to share. Bring your lunch and join us!

http://www.wsofficejunction.com/calendar.html

Lunch at the Library – Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program
Jul 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Kids & Teens: Eat Lunch at The Seattle Public Library’s Delridge Branch This Summer:

The Seattle Public Library has partnered with United Way and Food Lifeline to bring healthy and kid-friendly foods to two Library locations where kids in need already live, learn and play. Free lunches will be available for all youth ages 18 and under at the Green Lake and Delridge branches this summer, now through Sept. 1st.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available at both locations.

Dates, times and locations for the Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program at the Library are as follows.

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, now through Sept. 1 at the Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.

The meals program in picks up where school meal programs leave off in June by providing free meals and snacks to all children and teens (18 years and younger) during the summer months. All kids are welcome – no proof of income, address or citizenship is ever required.

Kids Cafe meals are specifically selected to appeal to kids’ notoriously picky palates and to meet their special nutritional guidelines.

For more information, call the Library at 206-733-9125 or Ask A Librarian.

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What: American Mah Jongg in West Seattle!
When: Wednesdays, 1-3 pm
Where: Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St
Who: Everyone is welcome – all ages

This is a very friendly group that has a terrific teacher, and the rest of us get a little better each week. Beginners are welcome!

Tech help @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and Library services. Registration is required. Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

It’s All Fun and Games @ Southwest Library
Jul 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the Southwest Library and play games from around the world with Burke Museum educators! Interpret how natural resources influence what materials a game is made of, and how a player might use a game to learn key skills. For grades K-5.

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.

High Point Market Garden Farm Stand open Wednesdays
Jul 6 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

It’s a mini-farm in the middle of a residential neighborhood – the High Point Market Garden. Every summer, its farm stand offers a weekly chance to buy fresh-grown produce steps from where it’s grown. Just-harvested organic produce will be on sale 4 pm-7 pm at the farm stand at 32nd and Juneau (map), every Wednesday through September 28h. EBT cards are accepted and the stand participates in Fresh Bucks, doubling the first $10 spent on the card.

Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens is a program of the P-Patch Community Gardening Program in collaboration with the Seattle Housing Authority and P-Patch Trust to support low-income gardeners and neighborhoods. Its mission is to establish safe, healthy communities and economic opportunity through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and farm stand enterprises.

To learn about the Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens, visit http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/ppatch/marketgardens

Somali storytime @ High Point Library
Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the High Point Library!)

Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.)

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.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This story time is offered entirely in the Somali language.

WSUFF Coed Ultimate @ Fairmount Park Playfield
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Folks have asked for Coed – Be a gal or boys bring gals. Women join
together!

Wednesdays 6:00 evening Coed Ultimate at Fairmount Park Playfield in West Seattle.

Rain cancels until we gain momentum.

(Sundays still at High Point / Hundley 10 am.)

(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

West Seattle Kiwanis meets weekly on Wednesdays*, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm at The Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St, 2nd floor on the corner of California Ave SW and SW Oregon.

Members of the community who might be interested in joining Kiwanis are invited to attend a meeting.

More information at: http://www.kiwaniswestseattle.org/ or Contact us at 206-920-3900 or westseattlekiwanis@live.com.

*Except as noted in the Kiwanis website calendar here.

Southwest District Council meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 6:45 pm

The Southwest District Council meets the first Wednesday of every month, 6:30 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle’s Nucor Room.

Jim Page performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jim Page performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Wednesday July 6th, 7 pm–9 pm. More info from C & P:

Jim Page singer-songwriter: After seeing him perform at the High Sierra Music Festival in the summer of ‘97, Rob Bleetstein of Gavin wrote: “Jim Page is a lyrical genius with a guitar. This man personifies the word ‘free-flow.’ Page takes to the mic and the song invents itself on the spot; his talent is a natural wonder.” http://www.nodepression.com/profile/JimPage

Billy Joe & the RCs perform @ Parliament Tavern
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday at Parliament Tavern for Billy Joe & the RCs featuring Billy Joe Huels and Robin Cady of The Dusty 45s, along with Rod Cook. No cover.

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Jul 6 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Lesbian Wednesday with Karaoke Kelli starts at 8:30 pm on Wednesday nights at Outwest Bar.

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Jul 6 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Fully backlined open mic at Skylark free every Wednesday, 7:30 pm sign-up / Music starts at 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm. After 10 pm, ages 21+.

It’s great for musicians, but it is also a great night out to see some of Seattle’s best up and coming musicians.

No host to hog the spotlight, just bands/solo acts and a friendly, experienced sound engineer

Full 16 track recordings of your set available for purchase ($10 for solo acts, $20 for bands), make a demo!

Full menu and bar available with 12 beers on tap

All genres welcome: solo, acoustic, electronica, full bands, and comedy of any type

15 minutes/3 songs each (sometimes touring acts get a little extra time)

Gretsch house drums, Vox AC30 guitar amp, Yamaha G50410 guitar amp, Ashdown ABM500 bass amp, Shure mics, DIs, etc.

You are welcome to bring more gear, just talk to the sound engineer beforehand to make sure it is compatible

PLEASE NOTE: The list goes out at 7:30 and is first come first served. Please be courteous of those that were there before you. While this is free to sign-up, please do purchase something as we want to keep providing the opportunity and keep it free.

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Jul 6 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

From Phil Tavel, host of Talarico’s Wednesday Night Trivia events:

It’s every Wednesday night at 8:30 pm (going on five years now). It goes until a little after 10 pm. It’s $2 per person, and we have nomaximum or minimum team size. We usually get between 75 and 115 people. I give out cash prizes to the top 3 teams and bottles of champagne for the bottom three teams. Every season I have a special seasonal challenge that culminates in a $3 per person championship night.

Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 6 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Karaoke Wednesday with host Gen. Loball — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.

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Colman Pool closed today
Jul 7 @ 8:54 am – 9:54 am

Colman Pool in Lincoln Park is closed today during swim meets.

Please note Swim Meet Closures:
Thursday, July 7-Saturday, July 9
Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16

Curious Kids Science @ Neighborhood House High Point Center
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Drop in event presented by SPL at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center: Bring your toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy some hands-on science activities with your local children’s librarian! Parents and caregivers will be able to work with their little ones to explore, create, and discover. Ages 5 and under.

July 7th – Exploring Color
July 14th – Amazing Animals
July 21st – The Scientific Process
Workshop topics are subject to change.

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.

Family story time @ Southwest Library
Jul 7 @ 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.

Tiny Tots Senior Meet up @ The Kenney
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Tiny Tots meet weekly at the Kenney Senior Center (WSB sponsor) every Thursday from 10:30-11 am. Moms, dads, nannies, babysitters, or other care takers are encouraged to attend with their little ones. All ages are welcome to join us for play time, songs, and a chance to meet other parents and local seniors at the Kenney.

The Kenney Senior Center
206-937-2800

www.facebook.com/TinyTotsWestSeattle/

First Thursday Democrats’ luncheon/discussion @ Daystar Retirement Village
Jul 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The 34th District Democrats hold their First Thursday Democrats meeting at Daystar (across from Westwood Village on Barton Street) starting at 11:30. Lunch is $8; anyone is welcome to attend this lunch and discussion group. Call Lois Elenich 932-6088 if you would like to attend so she can let Daystar know how many people are attending.

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The West Seattle Lions Club meets every Thursday at 12:00 pm at the West Seattle Senior Center 2nd Floor ( 4217 S.W. Oregon Street). Call Harvey Rowe at 206-762-1221 for reservations by Tuesday nights because we serve a good lunch for $7.00 on Thursdays!

Lunch at the Library – Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program
Jul 7 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Kids & Teens: Eat Lunch at The Seattle Public Library’s Delridge Branch This Summer:

The Seattle Public Library has partnered with United Way and Food Lifeline to bring healthy and kid-friendly foods to two Library locations where kids in need already live, learn and play. Free lunches will be available for all youth ages 18 and under at the Green Lake and Delridge branches this summer, now through Sept. 1st.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available at both locations.

Dates, times and locations for the Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program at the Library are as follows.

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, now through Sept. 1 at the Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.

The meals program in picks up where school meal programs leave off in June by providing free meals and snacks to all children and teens (18 years and younger) during the summer months. All kids are welcome – no proof of income, address or citizenship is ever required.

Kids Cafe meals are specifically selected to appeal to kids’ notoriously picky palates and to meet their special nutritional guidelines.

For more information, call the Library at 206-733-9125 or Ask A Librarian.

Family story time @ High Point Library
Jul 7 @ 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.

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What: Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+
When: Thursdays 2 pm to 3 pm
Where: West Seattle Senior Center, Oregon at California Ave SW
Cost: $40 per month members, $45 non-members, Drop-in $12.

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

Join Sifu Viola Brumbaugh at the West Seattle Senior Center Thursdays at 2 pm. Tai Chi practice helps improve balance, flexibility, and strength and has been found to help reduce stress, improve cardiovascular and pulmonary health, improve the lives of diabetes and parkinson’s patients. In this class we practice longevity exercises to lubricate the joints, silk reeling and the Yang Style 24 form to build coordination and strength while improving focus and relaxation.

More info: email: wiseorchidmartialarts@gmail.com or call 206-321-0613

Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Jul 7 @ 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.

Read the Koran in Four Weeks (class begins) @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

July 7, 14, 21, 28 (7:00 – 9:00 pm). Read the Koran in Four Weeks, at the First Lutheran Church of West Seattle www.flcws.org. Have you wanted to know for yourself what the Koran says in a world where Islam is mentioned nearly every day in the news? Then make plans now to join this four-week guided reading led by Pastor Ron Marshall — who’s been teaching this class four times a year since 2003. The $50 registration fee includes an authorized translation of the Koran for your keeping. Worksheets and other background handouts from Islamic scholars will be provided for each class session the week before. Call now to register or make inquiries. 206-935-6530.

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Fri
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Colman Pool closed today
Jul 8 @ 8:54 am – 9:54 am

Colman Pool in Lincoln Park is closed today during swim meets.

Please note Swim Meet Closures:
Thursday, July 7-Saturday, July 9
Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16

West Seattle Summer Fest 2016: Day 1 and 2 @ West Seattle Junction
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Full details on bands, vendors, more, on the official website! WSB is proud to co-sponsor West Seattle Summer Fest again this year, and you can come say “hi” to us in the information booth at California/Alaska.

Join the West Seattle Junction in celebrating the West Seattle Summer Fest – West Seattle’s biggest party of the year! On July 8th, 9th and 10th, the West Seattle Junction transforms into one of Seattle’s best street fairs and summer festivals. This popular Seattle street fair features arts and crafts, shopping, live music, local food, beer gardens, kids play area and more.

10 am to 6 pm; til 5 pm Sunday (California Stage and beer garden open later).

2016 music lineup coming soon!

Greenstage presents ‘Twelfth Night’ @ High Point Commons Park
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free outdoor Shakespeare from Greenstage!

Twelfth Night
Directed by Ken Holmes

Fri, Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm
at High Point Commons*

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

*Our Backyard Bard shows perform at the small amphitheater just behind the High Point Neighborhood House.

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19
OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoop, cook, Flex-This, watch the latest movie releases, salon treatments, karaoke and much more… If you haven’t checked out Late Night lately, stop in and see what you’ve been missing!

Fridays/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight
Southwest Teen Life Center
High Point Community Center
South Park Community Center
Delridge Community Center

Late Night is a safe and supportive environment for teens ages 13-19. This recreation based program is held on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm-Midnight with a focus on Positive Teen interactions and engagement where all teens are welcomed. The Late Night program is aligned and supportive of the City’s Race and Social Equity framework, including education and employment readiness programs. Come to your local Late Night and explore more of what we have to offer! Photo ID required.

Seattle Parks & Recreation Citywide Teen Programs’ goal is to impact the life trajectories of teens, by providing opportunities for community involvement, building positive relationships, and learning experiences that build skills, while embracing stewardship to ensure confident leadership roles in society.

Please call 206.684.7438 for a complete list of upcoming activities.
Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

Tx Trumbo performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Singer/songwriter Tx Trumbo performs live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Friday July 8th, 7–9 pm.

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1st Annual Dieter Hotz Cup Regatta @ Duwamish River in South Park
Jul 9 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Duwamish Rowing Club invites you to the:
1st Annual Dieter Hotz Cup Regatta
Date: Saturday, July 9th 2016
Place: The Duwamish River in South Park
(12th and Elmgrove is the finish line; Duwamish Park is another viewing area)

Time: 8:00am to 1:00pm
Come see our adults and youth race the Renton and Lake Stevens Rowing Clubs

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Jul 9 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

The West Seattle adult/big kid soccer pickup game every Saturday morning is at Delridge Playfield (next to the Delridge Community Center). Men and women of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring a light and a dark shirt, a good attitude, and come get some exercise! On Facebook under “West Seattle Sunday Soccer.

Colman Pool closed today
Jul 9 @ 8:54 am – 9:54 am

Colman Pool in Lincoln Park is closed today during swim meets.

Please note Swim Meet Closures:
Thursday, July 7-Saturday, July 9
Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16

Orchard Street Ravine Work Party
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, July 9, 2016, 9:00 am–1:00 pm, Orchard Street Ravine Work Party.

Regularly scheduled work day to keep this jewel in shape; removing invasives, planting native species, grooming the trail.

Location At the top of the Orchard Street cul-du-sac

For more information contact Liann Sundquist, liann@oz.net
Location: Street end top of Orchard St

Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The 5th Annual Summer of Tai Chi on Alki

EVERY SATURDAY*
April 16th 2016 – October 22nd 2016
9:00 am–10:00 am

This is an ongoing FREE class, open to all levels of experience

The classes have been a delightful way to start the weekend for five years now. Still free and still open to anyone interested in the wonderful art of Tai Chi.

With Lao Shi Caylen Storm

* it all depends on the weather.

Westside Unitarian Universalists’ Rummage Sale
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Westside Unitarian Universalist Church is holding another of its legendary Rummage Sales on Saturday, July 9, and we’ll continue the sale on Sunday, July 10!

The hours will be 9-5 on Saturday and 10-3 on Sunday and the fabulous madness will unfold in the church parking lot and social hall (7141 California Avenue S.W., corner of Othello and California) Tell all your friends and neighbors!

We will once again feature the eclectic theme tables that we have come to be known for: Grandma Chic, Retro-Groovy, and the downright famous Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot Table of Mystery and Wonder. Yes, there will be bargains!

Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

West Seattle Summer Fest 2016: Day 1 and 2 @ West Seattle Junction
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Full details on bands, vendors, more, on the official website! WSB is proud to co-sponsor West Seattle Summer Fest again this year, and you can come say “hi” to us in the information booth at California/Alaska.

Join the West Seattle Junction in celebrating the West Seattle Summer Fest – West Seattle’s biggest party of the year! On July 8th, 9th and 10th, the West Seattle Junction transforms into one of Seattle’s best street fairs and summer festivals. This popular Seattle street fair features arts and crafts, shopping, live music, local food, beer gardens, kids play area and more.

10 am to 6 pm; til 5 pm Sunday (California Stage and beer garden open later).

2016 music lineup coming soon!

Garden Center Plant Sale @ South Seattle College
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Landscape Horticulture program’s Garden Center Sale
at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor)

Saturday July 9th
11 am to 3 pm

~ 25 % OFF ALL PLANTS
~ Plants propagated and grown by students
~ Perennials, shrubs, vines & perennial edibles

Find us: http://www.southseattle.edu/campus/map.htm – north end

On Facebook here.

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

“Our weekly storytime is back, Saturdays at 11 am. We usually do 2-3 stories, and offer treats for the kids. All ages are welcome!”

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

Alki Lighthouse tours
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Dora Pereli performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dora Pereli performs at C & P Coffee House (WSB sponsor) on Saturday, July 9th, 7–9 pm. More info from C & P:

Dora Pereli; singer and songwriter based out of LA. a mix between pop, folk and country.

Greenstage presents ‘Pericles’ @ High Point Commons Park
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free outdoor Shakespeare from Greenstage!

Pericles
Directed by Ken Holmes

Saturday, Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm
at High Point Commons*

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

*Our Backyard Bard shows perform at the small amphitheater just behind the High Point Neighborhood House.

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19
OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoop, cook, Flex-This, watch the latest movie releases, salon treatments, karaoke and much more… If you haven’t checked out Late Night lately, stop in and see what you’ve been missing!

Fridays/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight
Southwest Teen Life Center
High Point Community Center
South Park Community Center
Delridge Community Center

Late Night is a safe and supportive environment for teens ages 13-19. This recreation based program is held on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm-Midnight with a focus on Positive Teen interactions and engagement where all teens are welcomed. The Late Night program is aligned and supportive of the City’s Race and Social Equity framework, including education and employment readiness programs. Come to your local Late Night and explore more of what we have to offer! Photo ID required.

Seattle Parks & Recreation Citywide Teen Programs’ goal is to impact the life trajectories of teens, by providing opportunities for community involvement, building positive relationships, and learning experiences that build skills, while embracing stewardship to ensure confident leadership roles in society.

Please call 206.684.7438 for a complete list of upcoming activities.
Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

*SOLD OUT* Uncle Bonsai performs @ Kenyon Hall
Jul 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

*Kenyon Hall says this show is SOLD OUT*

Uncle Bonsai comes to Kenyon Hall on July 9th at 7:30 pm:

Imagine what might happen if Tim Burton hijacked the Andrew’s Sisters en route to a Stephen Sondheim festival with The Beatles and Tom Lehrer in the sidecar; you’d get Seattle super-harmonizers Uncle Bonsai. With just three voices and an acoustic guitar, Uncle Bonsai presents an often dizzying vocal array of intricate harmony. Their songs, dark and hilarious at times, just as often delight with moments of great insight and beauty. The trio aligns itself with the under-achiever, the dejected, the outsider, the black sheep. Densely-packed lyrics fly by in a whirr at times, and take a skewed stance on topics such as first-world problems, the creation of the universe, the afterlife, and, of course, holidays with the family.

Front reserved table seats are $14 and row seating is $12 general and $10 seniors. With a reservation, row seating is only $10 general and $8 seniors. Elementary, middle & high school students are $5. Pre-school children are free.

To make a reservation, please e-mail kenyonhall@earthlink.net with your request; you’ll receive an e-mail confirming your reservation. For complete program information, please visit www.kenyonhall.org.

Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 9 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.
Karaoke & Dance all night long! Let’s party!!

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West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Jul 10 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 am

The West Seattle adult/big kid soccer pickup game every Sunday morning is at Delridge Playfield (next to the Delridge Community Center). Men and women of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring a light and a dark shirt, a good attitude, and come get some exercise! On Facebook under “West Seattle Sunday Soccer.

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

These are the standing listings sent to us by West Seattle churches – yours is welcome to send one too (editor@westseattleblog.com)

*Tibbetts United Methodist Church, (WSB sponsor; 3940 41st Ave SW), is a Reconciling Congregation “living the way of Jesus” with the motto of “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”. Services begin at 10 am. Day care available, Sunday school for elementary age children, older youth meet on Sunday evenings for learning and social opportunities. Strong music ministry including handbell groups. Founded in 1909. Dynamic Facebook page

*All Souls (WSB sponsor) – “All Souls is a church in and for the city, and exists to be a vibrant expression of who God is–– gracious, present, hospitable. And as a church, we are part of that historical, counter-cultural community that Jesus started and continues to build, sustain, and perfect.” For worship times and location (and other events), see the calendar.

*First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor; 4105 California Ave SW) is a vibrant congregation that upholds the great historical traditions of the Lutheran Church. We worship on Sundays at 8:00 am in the Chapel, 10:30 am in the Nave, and with Compline at 8:00 pm again in the Chapel. We have Bible Study and Sunday School at 9:00 am in the Education Building. Wednesdays we have Matins in the Chapel at 9:30 am, Bible Study from 10:00 to 11:30 am, Holy Eucharist in the Chapel at 11:45 am, Vespers in the Chapel at 7:00 pm, and Bible Study from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Penance is on the third Saturday of each month, in the Chapel, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. For more information go to flcws.org. We welcome everyone.

*Alki United Church of Christ – A progressive Christian congregation in the heart of Alki. We are 90-somethings and 20-somethings, single, married, gay, lesbian and straight, seekers, doubters andbelievers. We don’t believe that Christianity is the only way, but it’s the way we’ve been called to follow, and we are trying to live it with as much integrity and joy as we can. Church school for toddlers and children. 6115 SW Hinds St. alkiucc.org – 206-935-2661

*The Junction Church – Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am for a Faith Experiment where we are “practically living out the life of Jesus together.” Then, once a month, we celebrate what God is doing in the community during a Celebration Gathering. For more info, as well as some ideas on what a Faith Experiment is check us out at thejunctionchurch.org. 4157 California Ave SW.

*Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation – “Feeding your spirit, expanding your mind, working for justice”. Sunday service 10:30 AM, Thursday Evening Contemplative Service 6:30 -7:00 PM. Come visit us, we have a vibrant children’s program and inspiring music. 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle. 206-935-0418

*The Hallows Church West Seattle: The Hallows Church is a newly forming family of faith in West Seattle that exists to magnify and multiply the gospel throughout our city. We gather together every Sunday morning at 10:30 am at 3420 SW Cloverdale Street. We offer gospel-centered Kid’s Ministry for children from 2 months old up to 5th grade. In addition to our Sunday gatherings, our Missional Communities meet during the week. These are diverse small groups of 8-12 people that come together weekly in an intentional and regular rhythm of studying the Scriptures, serving our community and enjoying fellowship with one another. If you have question
or would like more information, please contact info@hallowschurch.org or visit www.hallowschurch.org.

*The Way Church Of God has a service Sundays at 11 am at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW. Home group on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. 206.932.6824, thewaycog.com.

*Calvary Chapel West Seattle meets Sundays at 10 am and 7 pm at The Senior Center of West Seattle , 4217 SW Oregon. For more info: www.calvarychapelwestseattle.org or 206 391-0996

*The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist was established in West Seattle in 1892, for a “broad-minded and liberal churchmanship, which should not only develop the spiritual side of life, but also encourage the social welfare in the most thoughtful and progressive minds of this community.” Today, the people of St. John’s continue to strive to live into this statement of purpose through such programs as our Just Garden Project to provide fresh produce for area food banks, feeding the hungry at Nicklesville and with the Community Meals program and building for the educational needs of students in the Mulundi Village in Kenya. Sunday worship is at 8:00 and 10:15 am, with Christian Formation classes at 10:00 am. We invite you and all whom you love, to “Come as you are! Explore, Connect, and Share.” Check our website at: www.saintjohnonline.org or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SJBWestSeattle.

*Journey Foursquare Church – is a warmly welcoming congregation of Jesus-followers who heed the words of St. Francis of Assisi “Preach the Gospel – using words only if necessary”. We feel the best expression of the compassion of Jesus is not by judging others, but by living His teachings by feeding the poor (we provide a weekly foodbank on Sunday nights), providing clothing for the naked, healing the sick (prayer & assistance) and preaching the good news of Jesus in the prisons & youth detention centers of King County. We have a large outreach to the homeless population of West Seattle… Sunday service is 6 PM held in the fellowship of our dear friends at St. John The Baptist Episcopal Church – enter through the doors on the southeast corner of 42nd Ave & SW Hanford SW. 206/890-8110. Come join us!

*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, West Seattle Ward: Sunday services; Sacrament Meeting 9 – 10 am; Sunday School 10 – 11 am; Priesthood and Relief Society 11 am – 12 pm, 4001 44th Ave SW.

*Fauntleroy Church, United Church of Christ (9140 California Ave SW). The people of Fauntleroy Church have gathered since 1908, providing a safe and sacred place to discover who we are, how God is present in our lives, and what following Jesus means, here and now. We respect the
unique expectations and gifts that each person brings and are united in the belief that God is still speaking and that loving one another makes a difference. Worship and church school at 10 am; robust music ministry. www.fauntleroyucc.org; 206-932-5600.

Skate Church is now in our NEW location in Admiral! We are a Youth Church who has been serving the youth of West Seattle for over 7 years — and recently moved into our new location in the youth room of our friends at Westside Presbyterian Church at 3601 California Avenue SW. We are “open and welcoming” to youth from ALL backgrounds, for middle through high school grades. meeting every Tuesday, 4-8 pm. (In the summer months June-August we meet for BBQ & Games at Whale Tail Park at Alki Beach). All activities are fully chaperoned by adults who have been undergone National Background Check screenings. For more information, call 206/890-8110.

*Bethany Community Church/West Seattle worships at 10:00 am on Sundays at High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave SW. For more information, please visit our website or Facebook page.

“Mini Seattle-to-Portland” bike ride to Summer Fest @ Hamilton Viewpoint Park
Jul 10 @ 9:15 am – 11:45 am

Ride the Mini Seattle (Street) to Portland (Street) to Summer Fest starting at 9:15 am on Sunday, July 10th from Hamilton Viewpoint:

4rd Annual West Seattle Little STP bike ride
Sunday, July 10, 9:15 am
start at Hamilton Viewpoint Park, California Way SW at Palm Ave SW

Have you ever wanted to do the Seattle to Portland bike ride? And never trained for it, or forgot to sign up?

Here is your chance to do it in 2 hours and end up at a huge finish line party, without leaving West Seattle!

West Seattle Bike Connections will be riding again from SW Seattle Street in the Admiral neighborhood to SW Portland St in Fauntlee Hills, and back north to Summerfest at the West Seattle Junction, for a fabulous finish line party. After an hour or two there, participants can ride home independently, or ride with a leader back to Hamilton Viewpoint.

Easy pace. Family friendly! For children riding their own bikes: parent or guardian please read and conform to Cascade’s policy and call ride leader at least a day in advance. http://www.cascade.org/information-parents

Details are on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WestSeattleBikeConnections/

or our web page http://westseattlebikeconnections.org/2016/06/11/west-seattle-stp-ride-4th-annual/

West Seattle Farmers’ Market @ West Seattle Junction
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Westside Unitarian Universalists’ Rummage Sale
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Westside Unitarian Universalist Church is holding another of its legendary Rummage Sales on Saturday, July 9, and we’ll continue the sale on Sunday, July 10!

The hours will be 9-5 on Saturday and 10-3 on Sunday and the fabulous madness will unfold in the church parking lot and social hall (7141 California Avenue S.W., corner of Othello and California) Tell all your friends and neighbors!

We will once again feature the eclectic theme tables that we have come to be known for: Grandma Chic, Retro-Groovy, and the downright famous Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot Table of Mystery and Wonder. Yes, there will be bargains!

WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee – All Ages — Pass It Around!

As of November 1, 2015, back at Walt Hundley Playfields.

Sundays mornings – 10 am
(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

West Seattle Summer Fest 2016: Day 3 @ West Seattle Junction
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Full details on bands, vendors, more, on the official website! WSB is proud to co-sponsor West Seattle Summer Fest again this year, and you can come say “hi” to us in the information booth at California/Alaska.

Join the West Seattle Junction in celebrating the West Seattle Summer Fest – West Seattle’s biggest party of the year! On July 8th, 9th and 10th, the West Seattle Junction transforms into one of Seattle’s best street fairs and summer festivals. This popular Seattle street fair features arts and crafts, shopping, live music, local food, beer gardens, kids play area and more.

Sunday 11 am to 5 pm
(California Stage and beer garden open later).

Music lineup coming soon!

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

Alki Lighthouse tours
Jul 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Seattle Opera’s ‘Count Ory’ preview lecture @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

At the West Seattle (Admiral) Library: Preview lecture of Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Rossini’s “Count Ory.”

Join Norm Hollingshead for an entertaining preview lecture of Rossini’s final madcap comedy where a notorious skirt-chaser and his merry-making minions scheme their way into a medieval French castle by means of outrageous disguises, crazy coincidences, and narrow escapes. Plans are foiled, wine cellars are raided, and all is forgiven as the lusty Count presides over the chaos.

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.

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Karaoke Sunday with Ryan, Sami Saurus, or Sam — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.

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Blood donation drive @ Ferguson
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

BloodworkNW is having a blood donation drive at Ferguson (in the Training Room) on Monday July 11th from 9 am to 3 pm (closed 11 am-noon for a break).

Every day BloodWorks Northwest needs 900 donors to register to meet the needs of our local hospitals and patients.

Will you be one of them?

THE NEED FOR BLOOD NEVER TAKES A VACATION. With summer right around the corner it is even more important to schedule an appointment to give blood as we tend to see lower donor turnout when the weather gets warmer.

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

MONDAY ARTISTS wants you. We are an established group of watercolorists who meet Monday mornings from 9:30 to noon at the Island View Apts across the street from West Seattle H.S. There is a minimal fee of $5 for the use of the room. First-timers are free. We start with a critique and paint the rest of the time. Beginners and experienced artists are welcome. If you are a beginner we can get you started. We usually have an annual show in the Fall. Some of us started knowing absolutely nothing and have ended up showing and selling our work on a regular basis. For more info call 206-932-1973 or e-mail me at rjwight@comcast .net

Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support group @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Jul 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Three different support groups are held monthly at Providence Mt. St Vincent:

On the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month a group is held in the East Dining Room from
1:30–3:00 pm. For information on these groups call Martha Smith at (206) 937-3701 ext. 28578.

On the 3rd Thursday a group is held in the Northwest Room from 1:00–2:30 pm. For information on these groups call Kristine Kumangai at (206) 937-3701 ext. 28345.

About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit www.alz.org.

Eid Mubarak: An Eid al-Fitr Celebration @ Delridge Community Center
Jul 11 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association‘s Cultural Events Series:

Eid al-Fitr, also known as the Feast of Fast-Breaking marks the end of Ramadan and the start of a joyous 3-day feast. During the last few days of Ramadan (the charity of fast breaking), families give a donation to the poor in the form of various foods to ensure every family can participate in the celebration. Many Muslims dress in their finest clothes, adorn their homes with lights, and decorations and special foods are prepared. Join us for a presentation on the history and importance of this holiday, wonderful foods, crafts and more! Everyone is welcome and food will be provided.

July 11th from 4:00-8:00 pm
at the Delridge Community Center

For more information:
http://dnda.org/culturalseries/events/

Inquiries or those interested in volunteering should contact Project Coordinator Nafasi Ferrell (nafasi@dnda.org) at (206) 935-2999

This event is free and open to the public!

Community Orchard of West Seattle meetup/work party @ South Seattle College
Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

2016, COWS (Community Orchard of West Seattle) Spring/Summer Meetup Start Dates:

Who: Community Orchard of West Seattle
What: Weekly opportunities for Volunteers and or Service Hours
Where: South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), located North Entrance, 6000 16th Ave
SW, Seattle
When: Mondays, 5-7 pm
HOW: Run, walk, bike, or bus routes 128 and 125 stops in front of (RSB) Building.

Remember to bring gloves and drinking water. Dress according to weather.

Mission: COWS will grow a free source of local fruit and vegetables for volunteers and local food security programs while engaging people in sustainable agriculture education and community gathering.

Visit us at: http://fruitinwestseattle.org/

North Delridge Neighborhood Council meeting
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

*Dragonfly Pavilion for June meeting*

Otherwise –

Now meeting at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, room 103 – The North Delridge Neighborhood Council meeting happens on the 2nd Monday of each month 6 pm–7:45 pm. Get the agenda at ndnc.org.

Hands-on Candy Experiments Workshop @ High Point Library
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come to the High Point Library! Loralee Leavitt demonstrates basic chemistry, physics and nutrition concepts using bubbling Warheads, giant gummy worms, bobbing conversation hearts and sinking marshmallows. For grades K-5.

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.

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.

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s (WSARC) weekly net

Mondays, 6:30 pm
@ W7AW Repeater, 441.800, input +5, tone 141.3

Echolink and IRLP are also available, see westseattlearc.org for more info. The repeater is located at Highpoint.

Evening book group @ Southwest Library
Jul 11 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Join us for a book group at the Southwest Library. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is “Homer & Langley” by E.L. Doctorow.

Book Description: A free imaginative rendering of the lives of New York’s fabled Collyer brothers depicts Homer and Langley as recluses in their once grand Fifth Avenue mansion, facing odyssean perils as they struggle to survive the wars, political movements, and technological advances of the last century.

View in Catalog: “Homer & Langley” by E.L. Doctorow

Next Month’s Title: “Benediction” by Kent Haruf

This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 pm, unless otherwise noted.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month’s book at this library location.

Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

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.

Community focus group: Crime and police issues @ SPD SW Precinct
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jennifer Burbridge, the Seattle University Graduate Research Analyst who has been working with Southwest Precinct police is holding community meetings again this year to hear from you.

Last summer I conducted crime and safety focus groups with all the micro-communities in the Southwest Precinct. These focus groups were semi-structured and lasted about 1 hour. Some of these focus groups were held during regularly scheduled community meetings, and others were held as separate meetings.

This summer, I will be conducting focus groups again! I am again interested in talking to all the micro-communities in the Southwest Precinct area about knowledge of the micro-community policing plan project, interactions with the Seattle Police Department, crime and safety concerns and suggested improvements for each of your unique neighborhoods!

In case residents are unsure what community they fall under, the following website has an MCPP locator map, where residents can see the boundaries for the micro-communities throughout West Seattle, with the exception of the micro-community of South Delridge/Delridge Triangle (this micro-community has not been updated on the SPD map yet): http://www.seattle.gov/Police/MCPP/default.htm

Here is a list of the focus groups I have scheduled as of right now, including what community it is focusing on and when/where the focus group is being held:

Wednesday June 29th 6-7 pm ALASKA JUNCTION (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Thursday June 30th 7-8 pm FAUNTLEROY (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Monday July 11th 7-8 pm PIGEON POINT (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday July 13th 6-7 pm HIGH POINT (at the High Point Neighborhood House- 6400 Sylvan Way SW)

Monday July 18th 7-8 pm NORTH ADMIRAL (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday July 20th 7-9 pm MORGAN JUNCTION (second half of the Morgan Community Association meeting- at the Kenny Retirement Home- 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

Monday July 25th 7-8 pm SOUTH PARK (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday July 27th 7-8:30 pm HIGHLAND PARK (at the Highland Park Action Committee meeting- at the Highland Park Improvement Club- 12th Ave SW and SW Holden St)

Monday August 1st 6:15-7:45 pm WESTWOOD/ROXHILL/ARBOR HEIGHTS (at the Westwood/Roxhill/Arbor Heights community meeting- at the SW Branch of the Seattle Public Library in the meeting room- 9010 35th Ave SW)

Monday August 8th 6-7pm SOUTH DELRIDGE/DELRIDGE TRIANGLE (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday August 10th 6-7 pm ALKI (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Free Summer Concerts – ‘Music Under the Stars’ @ Delridge Community Center Park
Jul 11 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm

For more than twenty years, the Seattle Chamber Music Society has presented a series of free, family-friendly summer concerts in various parks around town. This year — for the first time — we will be coming to West Seattle.

In partnership with the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor), these events will take place on Tuesday July 5th, and then three successive Mondays (July 11th, 18th, and 25th). Each event begins at 7:15 pm with a live performance by an outstanding student ensemble, followed at 8:00 pm with KING-FMs broadcast of that evening’s Seattle Chamber Music Society concert, streamed live direct from Benaroya Hall. Bring a picnic, stretch out on the lawn, and enjoy!

All ages: Monday Quiz @ Skylark Café & Club
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Quiz Night on Monday nights, 7:30–9:30 pm, at Skylark Café & Club – Free & All Ages!

Six Rounds, ten questions each. This includes an audio round, a picture round, three themed rounds and a random round with questions from several different categories.

Prizes:
1st place: $25 gift certificate
2nd place: $15 gift certificate
next to last place: pitcher of Cold Beer Pilsner

Monday Trivia @ Christo's on Alki
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy the trivia game at Christo’s on Alki, Monday nights starting at 7:30.

Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Monday night at Shadowland, it’s pub-quiz time! 8-10 pm.

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 11 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.
Karaoke & Dance all night long!

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Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library
Jul 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Seattle Library! It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your babies 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.

Toddler Story Time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jul 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s Toddler Story Time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 2 – 3 years old.

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.

Summer Luau Luncheon @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jul 12 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Luau Luncheon-Tuesday, July 12 11:45 am. Kalua pork, vegetable fried rice with bok choy, King’s Hawaiian rolls, Island punch, pineapple upside-down cake. Food donated and prepared by Daystar Retirement Village. Mai Tais available for purchase. Lunch cost-$6 suggested donation for members, $8 for non-members. Entertainment by The Ukes. Call 206 932-4044 x1 early to reserve your spot.

Lunch at the Library – Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program
Jul 12 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Kids & Teens: Eat Lunch at The Seattle Public Library’s Delridge Branch This Summer:

The Seattle Public Library has partnered with United Way and Food Lifeline to bring healthy and kid-friendly foods to two Library locations where kids in need already live, learn and play. Free lunches will be available for all youth ages 18 and under at the Green Lake and Delridge branches this summer, now through Sept. 1st.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available at both locations.

Dates, times and locations for the Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program at the Library are as follows.

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, now through Sept. 1 at the Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.

The meals program in picks up where school meal programs leave off in June by providing free meals and snacks to all children and teens (18 years and younger) during the summer months. All kids are welcome – no proof of income, address or citizenship is ever required.

Kids Cafe meals are specifically selected to appeal to kids’ notoriously picky palates and to meet their special nutritional guidelines.

For more information, call the Library at 206-733-9125 or Ask A Librarian.

Pop-Up Science: Paper Circuits @ Delridge Library
Jul 12 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Come to the Delridge Library and make a greeting card grandma will never forget with instructors from Pop-Up Science! Learn about circuits and creativity in this crafty workshop. All materials provided. For grades 4-5. Registration required.

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.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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.

Drop in chess for kids & teens @ High Point Library
Jul 12 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by the High Point Library for fun and casual games of chess. All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available.

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.

WSMC Club Ride In @ Pizzeria 22
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pizzeria 22 will be hosting WSMC’s motorcycle ride in every 2nd Tuesday of the month starting in May! Riders are being asked to line up their motorcycles across the street on the paved parking strip. Should be a great community event for all.

Spanish Family Storytime (¡Hora de cuentos!) @ South Park Library
Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Spanish Storytime/Hora de cuentos at South Park Library:

¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It’s Spanish story time for children and their families!)

Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador. ¡Gratis!

Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Todos los martes a las 6:30 pm en la biblioteca de South Park.

It’s Spanish Story Time for children and their families! Children and their families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our storytellers.

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.

West Seattle See Dogs training meeting @ The Kenney
Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

West Seattle See Dogs (which trains future guide dogs – see WSB coverage here) holds their regular training meeting schedule every 2nd and 4th Tuesday (except holidays) at 6:30 pm at The Kenney, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW. From Ruth Oldham of WSSD:

“They Call It Puppy Love, and you’ll fall in love when you sign up to be a puppy raiser with Guide Dogs For The Blind. Adult and youth puppy raisers are needed who are willing to teach obedience and social skills. Training and support provided. Come join us so too can be part of this experience. Our volunteers are all working toward improving the quality of life for people who are blind. Come to our meetings at The Kenney and learn what’s involved…we need you!”

Call Ruth Oldham at 206-953-0268 for additional information.

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Jul 12 @ 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.

Fauntleroy Community Association meeting @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

All Fauntleroy Community Association (FCA) business meetings are open to any resident. Meetings are held monthly, on the second Tuesday of the month (except August and December), 7 pm in the boardroom at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse Community Center. For agenda information, contact President Mike Dey at msdey50@aol.com or 206-661-0673.

Find out more about FCA at its official website, or via its Facebook page.

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Jul 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Baby Ketten Karaoke on Tuesday nights starts at 9 pm at Skylark Café & Club. Details on Baby Ketten and songlists here. Free, ages 21+.

“I know, I know, karaoke is supposed to kinda suck. It is traditionally composed of bad sound, limited song choices, and frat boy margaritaville sing-alongs. We do it all wrong with flattering sound systems, songs that you actually want to sing but can’t find anywhere, and magical song slips that self destruct if “grease megamix” is written on them.”

Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Karaoke Tuesday with host Sami Saurus — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village. Come sing! Come dance! It’s gonna be a great night! You won’t want to miss it

Starlight singer/songwriter night @ Shadowland
Jul 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tuesday nights, 9 pm, at Shadowland Bar & Restaurant – check the calendar here.

Hosted by Patrick Smail. Seattle area songwriters sign up and perform their latest work. Tuesdays nights. 9–11 pm.

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Preschool story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jul 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s preschool story time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 3 – 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.

How to Program Your Dragon @ Delridge Library
Jul 13 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Come to the Delridge Library! We found a dragon that only speaks code! Learn coding from the UW Center for Game Science while you help this dragon construct wondrous things in a 3-D building game. For grades 6-8. Registration required.

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.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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.

Baby Story Time @ High Point Library
Jul 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library!

It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For infants ages 4 to 12 months old (sorry, older siblings need to stay at home).

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.

Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor) every Wednesday noon to 1:15 pm:

This is our weekly Coworking meeting to share and talk about business ideas, projects, get feedback, build community and make new friends and business partners. Some of our members participate weekly in this vibrant, very friendly event where everyone gets to share. Bring your lunch and join us!

http://www.wsofficejunction.com/calendar.html

Lunch at the Library – Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program
Jul 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Kids & Teens: Eat Lunch at The Seattle Public Library’s Delridge Branch This Summer:

The Seattle Public Library has partnered with United Way and Food Lifeline to bring healthy and kid-friendly foods to two Library locations where kids in need already live, learn and play. Free lunches will be available for all youth ages 18 and under at the Green Lake and Delridge branches this summer, now through Sept. 1st.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available at both locations.

Dates, times and locations for the Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program at the Library are as follows.

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, now through Sept. 1 at the Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.

The meals program in picks up where school meal programs leave off in June by providing free meals and snacks to all children and teens (18 years and younger) during the summer months. All kids are welcome – no proof of income, address or citizenship is ever required.

Kids Cafe meals are specifically selected to appeal to kids’ notoriously picky palates and to meet their special nutritional guidelines.

For more information, call the Library at 206-733-9125 or Ask A Librarian.

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What: American Mah Jongg in West Seattle!
When: Wednesdays, 1-3 pm
Where: Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St
Who: Everyone is welcome – all ages

This is a very friendly group that has a terrific teacher, and the rest of us get a little better each week. Beginners are welcome!

Tech help @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and Library services. Registration is required. Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

Professor Ficklestein’s Physics Phactory! @ Southwest Library
Jul 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the Southwest Library! Quirky physicist Professor Ficklestein can’t wait to show off his factory’s wacky experiments, kooky creations and goofy gadgets! For grades K-5.

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.

High Point Market Garden Farm Stand open Wednesdays
Jul 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

It’s a mini-farm in the middle of a residential neighborhood – the High Point Market Garden. Every summer, its farm stand offers a weekly chance to buy fresh-grown produce steps from where it’s grown. Just-harvested organic produce will be on sale 4 pm-7 pm at the farm stand at 32nd and Juneau (map), every Wednesday through September 28h. EBT cards are accepted and the stand participates in Fresh Bucks, doubling the first $10 spent on the card.

Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens is a program of the P-Patch Community Gardening Program in collaboration with the Seattle Housing Authority and P-Patch Trust to support low-income gardeners and neighborhoods. Its mission is to establish safe, healthy communities and economic opportunity through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and farm stand enterprises.

To learn about the Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens, visit http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/ppatch/marketgardens

Somali storytime @ High Point Library
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the High Point Library!)

Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.)

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.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This story time is offered entirely in the Somali language.

American Legion Post 160 meeting
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Who: American Legion Post 160 of West Seattle
What: General Meeting
When: Every second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm (1800hrs)
Where: 3618 SW Alaska St. Seattle, WA 98126

The American Legion Post 160 of West Seattle has served veterans and the community since 1922. Membership is open to all of those who served or are currently serving in the United States armed forces. Contact us at: 206-932-9696 or wslegion160@gmail.com.

Community focus group: Crime and police issues @ High Point Neighborhood House
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Jennifer Burbridge, the Seattle University Graduate Research Analyst who has been working with Southwest Precinct police is holding community meetings again this year to hear from you.

Last summer I conducted crime and safety focus groups with all the micro-communities in the Southwest Precinct. These focus groups were semi-structured and lasted about 1 hour. Some of these focus groups were held during regularly scheduled community meetings, and others were held as separate meetings.

This summer, I will be conducting focus groups again! I am again interested in talking to all the micro-communities in the Southwest Precinct area about knowledge of the micro-community policing plan project, interactions with the Seattle Police Department, crime and safety concerns and suggested improvements for each of your unique neighborhoods!

In case residents are unsure what community they fall under, the following website has an MCPP locator map, where residents can see the boundaries for the micro-communities throughout West Seattle, with the exception of the micro-community of South Delridge/Delridge Triangle (this micro-community has not been updated on the SPD map yet): http://www.seattle.gov/Police/MCPP/default.htm

Here is a list of the focus groups I have scheduled as of right now, including what community it is focusing on and when/where the focus group is being held:

Wednesday June 29th 6-7 pm ALASKA JUNCTION (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Thursday June 30th 7-8 pm FAUNTLEROY (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Monday July 11th 7-8 pm PIGEON POINT (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday July 13th 6-7 pm HIGH POINT (at the High Point Neighborhood House- 6400 Sylvan Way SW)

Monday July 18th 7-8 pm NORTH ADMIRAL (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday July 20th 7-9 pm MORGAN JUNCTION (second half of the Morgan Community Association meeting- at the Kenny Retirement Home- 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

Monday July 25th 7-8 pm SOUTH PARK (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday July 27th 7-8:30 pm HIGHLAND PARK (at the Highland Park Action Committee meeting- at the Highland Park Improvement Club- 12th Ave SW and SW Holden St)

Monday August 1st 6:15-7:45 pm WESTWOOD/ROXHILL/ARBOR HEIGHTS (at the Westwood/Roxhill/Arbor Heights community meeting- at the SW Branch of the Seattle Public Library in the meeting room- 9010 35th Ave SW)

Monday August 8th 6-7pm SOUTH DELRIDGE/DELRIDGE TRIANGLE (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday August 10th 6-7 pm ALKI (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

WSUFF Coed Ultimate @ Fairmount Park Playfield
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Folks have asked for Coed – Be a gal or boys bring gals. Women join
together!

Wednesdays 6:00 evening Coed Ultimate at Fairmount Park Playfield in West Seattle.

Rain cancels until we gain momentum.

(Sundays still at High Point / Hundley 10 am.)

(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jul 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

West Seattle Kiwanis meets weekly on Wednesdays*, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm at The Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St, 2nd floor on the corner of California Ave SW and SW Oregon.

Members of the community who might be interested in joining Kiwanis are invited to attend a meeting.

More information at: http://www.kiwaniswestseattle.org/ or Contact us at 206-920-3900 or westseattlekiwanis@live.com.

*Except as noted in the Kiwanis website calendar here.

34th District Democrats’ meeting @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

34th District Democrats usually meet the second Wednesday of the month.

Regular monthly meeting for the 34th District Democrats at the Hall at Fauntleroy.

Mayor Edward Murray will attend and spend an hour with us discussing City government issues and initiatives.

More information on the agenda page here.

Billy Joe & the RCs perform @ Parliament Tavern
Jul 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday at Parliament Tavern for Billy Joe & the RCs featuring Billy Joe Huels and Robin Cady of The Dusty 45s, along with Rod Cook. No cover.

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Jul 13 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Lesbian Wednesday with Karaoke Kelli starts at 8:30 pm on Wednesday nights at Outwest Bar.

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Jul 13 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Fully backlined open mic at Skylark free every Wednesday, 7:30 pm sign-up / Music starts at 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm. After 10 pm, ages 21+.

It’s great for musicians, but it is also a great night out to see some of Seattle’s best up and coming musicians.

No host to hog the spotlight, just bands/solo acts and a friendly, experienced sound engineer

Full 16 track recordings of your set available for purchase ($10 for solo acts, $20 for bands), make a demo!

Full menu and bar available with 12 beers on tap

All genres welcome: solo, acoustic, electronica, full bands, and comedy of any type

15 minutes/3 songs each (sometimes touring acts get a little extra time)

Gretsch house drums, Vox AC30 guitar amp, Yamaha G50410 guitar amp, Ashdown ABM500 bass amp, Shure mics, DIs, etc.

You are welcome to bring more gear, just talk to the sound engineer beforehand to make sure it is compatible

PLEASE NOTE: The list goes out at 7:30 and is first come first served. Please be courteous of those that were there before you. While this is free to sign-up, please do purchase something as we want to keep providing the opportunity and keep it free.

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Jul 13 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

From Phil Tavel, host of Talarico’s Wednesday Night Trivia events:

It’s every Wednesday night at 8:30 pm (going on five years now). It goes until a little after 10 pm. It’s $2 per person, and we have nomaximum or minimum team size. We usually get between 75 and 115 people. I give out cash prizes to the top 3 teams and bottles of champagne for the bottom three teams. Every season I have a special seasonal challenge that culminates in a $3 per person championship night.

Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Karaoke Wednesday with host Gen. Loball — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.

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Curious Kids Science @ Neighborhood House High Point Center
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Drop in event presented by SPL at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center: Bring your toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy some hands-on science activities with your local children’s librarian! Parents and caregivers will be able to work with their little ones to explore, create, and discover. Ages 5 and under.

July 7th – Exploring Color
July 14th – Amazing Animals
July 21st – The Scientific Process
Workshop topics are subject to change.

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.

Family story time @ Southwest Library
Jul 14 @ 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.

Tiny Tots Senior Meet up @ The Kenney
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Tiny Tots meet weekly at the Kenney Senior Center (WSB sponsor) every Thursday from 10:30-11 am. Moms, dads, nannies, babysitters, or other care takers are encouraged to attend with their little ones. All ages are welcome to join us for play time, songs, and a chance to meet other parents and local seniors at the Kenney.

The Kenney Senior Center
206-937-2800

www.facebook.com/TinyTotsWestSeattle/

West Seattle Chamber luncheon: Light Rail Discussion Panel @ The Kenney
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Have you heard about Sound Transit’s plans to bring light rail to West Seattle? Are you confused at what you have heard?

We invite West Seattle businesses and our surrounding neighbors to join us for our July Luncheon. The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce wants to help bring some clarity to this issue by presenting a panel discussion on what Sound Transit 3 means to you. Our Government Affairs Committee is putting together a panel of knowledgeable subject matter experts to sort this all out for you. Our hope is that you will walk away feeling a bit more certain about what the proposed ST3 package means for our West Seattle peninsula.

When: July 14, 2016 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Where: The Kenney

For more information or to register visit:
http://westseattle.wschamber.com/events/details/panel-discussion-light-rail-plans-for-west-seattle-at-the-july-wscc-luncheon-1369

Take advantage of our early registration discount ( $25 for members & $35 for non-members) by registering before July 11th, 2016! After July 11th registration fees increase to $30 for members and $40 for members.

If you have any questions contact lynn@wschamber.com

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The West Seattle Lions Club meets every Thursday at 12:00 pm at the West Seattle Senior Center 2nd Floor ( 4217 S.W. Oregon Street). Call Harvey Rowe at 206-762-1221 for reservations by Tuesday nights because we serve a good lunch for $7.00 on Thursdays!

Lunch at the Library – Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program
Jul 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Kids & Teens: Eat Lunch at The Seattle Public Library’s Delridge Branch This Summer:

The Seattle Public Library has partnered with United Way and Food Lifeline to bring healthy and kid-friendly foods to two Library locations where kids in need already live, learn and play. Free lunches will be available for all youth ages 18 and under at the Green Lake and Delridge branches this summer, now through Sept. 1st.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available at both locations.

Dates, times and locations for the Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program at the Library are as follows.

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, now through Sept. 1 at the Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.

The meals program in picks up where school meal programs leave off in June by providing free meals and snacks to all children and teens (18 years and younger) during the summer months. All kids are welcome – no proof of income, address or citizenship is ever required.

Kids Cafe meals are specifically selected to appeal to kids’ notoriously picky palates and to meet their special nutritional guidelines.

For more information, call the Library at 206-733-9125 or Ask A Librarian.

Family story time @ High Point Library
Jul 14 @ 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.

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What: Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+
When: Thursdays 2 pm to 3 pm
Where: West Seattle Senior Center, Oregon at California Ave SW
Cost: $40 per month members, $45 non-members, Drop-in $12.

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

Join Sifu Viola Brumbaugh at the West Seattle Senior Center Thursdays at 2 pm. Tai Chi practice helps improve balance, flexibility, and strength and has been found to help reduce stress, improve cardiovascular and pulmonary health, improve the lives of diabetes and parkinson’s patients. In this class we practice longevity exercises to lubricate the joints, silk reeling and the Yang Style 24 form to build coordination and strength while improving focus and relaxation.

More info: email: wiseorchidmartialarts@gmail.com or call 206-321-0613

Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Jul 14 @ 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.

Luna Park Pop Up Art Market
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Together Events, Ola Salon and Duos for a night of live music, art and all-night Happy Hour. July 14th, 5-8 pm Luna Park Street market will be hosting it’s
monthly Pop Up Art Market. Come enjoy various local handmade artisans and their work while sipping on a tasty beverage handcrafted by Duos. Live music will be entertaining. Head down the hill on your art walk journey!

Open Mic @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

An open mic for musicians and singers of all genres of music. Amateurs, professionals, and kids are invited to come share their music in a warm, inviting setting

Rippin Chicken performs @ Parliament Tavern
Jul 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Rippin Chicken returns to West Seattle – Funk, bugaloo and soul jazz. No cover.

When: Thursday, July 14, 9 pm-12 am
Where: Parliament Tavern

Facebook event page here.

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Colman Pool closed today
Jul 15 @ 8:54 am – 9:54 am

Colman Pool in Lincoln Park is closed today during swim meets.

Please note Swim Meet Closures:
Thursday, July 7-Saturday, July 9
Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16

Free “drop-in” garden class @ Delridge Community Center
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Drop In Garden Experience

FREE ongoing garden class
every other Friday
starting on 7/1/16
9-11 am

The Little Red Hen Project Learning Garden
Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor)
(on the south side of the building)

-JENN DOWELL, the Little Red Hen Project
thelittleredhenproject.org

Mobile blood drive @ PCC Natural Market
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

BloodworksNW‘s Bloodmobile will be parked at Pcc Natural Market-west Seattle (WSB sponsor) on Friday, July 15, 2016 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (closed noon to 1 pm). Look for the bus in parking lot parallel to California Ave SW.

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Adara Rae & The Homewreckers perform @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Adara Rae & The Homewreckers perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Friday July 15th, 5 pm–6 pm.

Highland Park’s free movie night! @ HPIC
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From the Highland Park Improvement Club:

Free Movie Night this Friday, July 15th at HPIC (12th and Holden):

Doors open at 6:00 pm, with a children’s short at 6:15 and the main movie at 7 pm. Free admission. Volunteers will be selling popcorn, candy and other movie fare. Bring blankets and pillows or sit in our chairs. This is an all ages event. Bring your friends, family and neighbors.

DOUBLE FEATURE!

Children’s movie hint: In this long-running (1999-current) tv series, because of a nasty trick by Squidward, a sponge with square pants loses the ability to laugh. 2006.

Movie hint: In this 2015 PG (95 minutes) feature, after young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19
OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoop, cook, Flex-This, watch the latest movie releases, salon treatments, karaoke and much more… If you haven’t checked out Late Night lately, stop in and see what you’ve been missing!

Fridays/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight
Southwest Teen Life Center
High Point Community Center
South Park Community Center
Delridge Community Center

Late Night is a safe and supportive environment for teens ages 13-19. This recreation based program is held on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm-Midnight with a focus on Positive Teen interactions and engagement where all teens are welcomed. The Late Night program is aligned and supportive of the City’s Race and Social Equity framework, including education and employment readiness programs. Come to your local Late Night and explore more of what we have to offer! Photo ID required.

Seattle Parks & Recreation Citywide Teen Programs’ goal is to impact the life trajectories of teens, by providing opportunities for community involvement, building positive relationships, and learning experiences that build skills, while embracing stewardship to ensure confident leadership roles in society.

Please call 206.684.7438 for a complete list of upcoming activities.
Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

Movies in the Park @ WS Church of the Nazarene
Jul 15 @ 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.

Wreckless Freeks, Fearporn, Choke the Pope, Severhead perform @ Parliament Tavern
Jul 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

A circus sideshow troupe, Wreckless Freeks perform acts that tax the human body to extreme limits using knowledge of physics, anatomy and mind over matter. No cover.

Wreckless Freeks, Fearporn, Choke the Pope, Severhead
At the Parliament Tavern
Friday, July 15, 9 pm–1 am

Facebook event page

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Fall Youth Outdoor Soccer Registration Opens @ West Seattle Family YMCA
Jul 16 all-day

From the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB sponsor):

Take the fun outdoors! The Y soccer league provides players with skill building activities in passing, dribbling, shooting and defense. Appropriately sized soccer balls and fields are used for each age group. We emphasize sportsmanship, skill building, participation, friendship and fun. For ages 3 to 10.

Practices start the week of September 12 at High Point Fields. Games are on Saturdays, September 24 through November 12 at Roxhill Park or Lincoln Park. Facility Members $85.00, Community Participants $132.00

Register in person at Member Services or online here:
http://apm.activecommunities.com/seattleymca/Activity_Search/41407

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Jul 16 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

The West Seattle adult/big kid soccer pickup game every Saturday morning is at Delridge Playfield (next to the Delridge Community Center). Men and women of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring a light and a dark shirt, a good attitude, and come get some exercise! On Facebook under “West Seattle Sunday Soccer.

Colman Pool closed today
Jul 16 @ 8:54 am – 9:54 am

Colman Pool in Lincoln Park is closed today during swim meets.

Please note Swim Meet Closures:
Thursday, July 7-Saturday, July 9
Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16

Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The 5th Annual Summer of Tai Chi on Alki

EVERY SATURDAY*
April 16th 2016 – October 22nd 2016
9:00 am–10:00 am

This is an ongoing FREE class, open to all levels of experience

The classes have been a delightful way to start the weekend for five years now. Still free and still open to anyone interested in the wonderful art of Tai Chi.

With Lao Shi Caylen Storm

* it all depends on the weather.

Mobile blood drive @ Westwood Village
Jul 16 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

BloodworkNW‘s Bloodmobile will be parked at the Barton St. entrance to Westwood Village on Saturday, July 16th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (closed 11:30 am to 12:30 pm for a break).

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Brandon Street Greenspace cleanup work party
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

Come help at the Brandon St Greenspace the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10 am–2 pm. We have made a huge dent in the ivy around the Legacy Trail. Thanks to all of you who have helped.

But wait! There is a lot more Ivy and Blackberry to remove. Come down and be part of the community that cares for Longfellow creek and the Legacytrail. We will have plenty of Mulch and Cardboard to go around.

Getting to the site is easy. Get on Delridge Way SW. Turn West on Brandon St. Go two blocks and park on 26th Ave SW. Walk down Brandon 1/2 block and look for the gateways on the south.

Jazz Dance Master Class @ Seattle Civic Dance Theatre
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the Seattle Civic Dance Theatre:

Jazz Master Class July 16th 10 am and 12 pm

Come join Simone Triche this summer for a powerful class series designed to stretch you as a dancer. Each class will be split into two age groups: dancers aged 8-12 and 13-adult.

Join us for one, two, or all three in the series.

Each class is $10 per person

Email scdtboard@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/603544009803350/

Urban Farm Tour @ (See listing)
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Seattle Tilth’s 17th annual Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour is a self-guided “choose your own adventure” experience on Saturday, July 16, 10 am–4 pm. Glean great ideas from creative neighbors who are incorporating animals and gardens into their home landscapes. You will see simple chicken coops built in an afternoon and elaborate finely-crafted coops that took weeks of planning and building.

Many of these urban farms will surprise and amaze visitors. Tucked behind regular urban houses that might look ordinary from the front, you can discover urban livestock, impressive chicken coops, bountiful organic gardens, food forests, compost systems, wildlife friendly gardens, rain water collection, solar energy systems, hugelkultur beds, rain gardens, permaculture design and fanciful garden art. Urban livestock on the tour will include wildly diverse chicken varieties — chosen for beauty, personality, egg laying or meat. Visitors can also see mini dairy goats, ducks, rabbits, pigs, mason bees and honey bees.

Seattle Tilth has been hosting this event, or a version of it, since 1999.

Tickets can be purchased online for $15, $8 for kids, with discounts for groups, Seattle Tilth members and bicyclists. Tickets can also be purchased in person at Portage Bay Grange and at Seattle Farm Co-op. See you on the tour July 16!

Mediterranean Fantasy Festival @ Hiawatha Playfield/Community Center
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

The Mediterranean Fantasy Festival – The longest running Belly dance AKA Raqs Sharqi, Raqs Baladi, ATS, Fusion, danse du ventre and more dance styles, in the Pacific NW. Co Produced by: Saroya Poirier, Saqra Raybuck

July 16 & 17 2016
The Twenty-Ninth Annual!
Mediterranean Fantasy Festival

Saturday 11 am–7 pm
Sunday 11 am–5 pm

2 Stages! Great Vendors! Great Food!

We welcome dances of the Mediterranean and Middle East, all incarnations of Belly Dance from the beginning BC to the present day AD. Traditional, Modern, ATS, New fashioned, old fashion, Imaginary, Folk Dances, Alternative, and just plain American Style Middle Eastern Belly Dance

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

“Our weekly storytime is back, Saturdays at 11 am. We usually do 2-3 stories, and offer treats for the kids. All ages are welcome!”

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

Alki Lighthouse tours
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Blood Gutters: Comix Making on the iPad, Part 1 @ Delridge Library
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the Delridge Library! Learn to make comics and graphic novels using the iPad. Registration is required. In this two-part series, learn the skills necessary to create comic books, graphic novels and zines using Artrage and Halftone 2.

Prerequisite: Proficiency working with tablet computers.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required by visiting or calling the branch. Ages 14 and up.

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.

Community Conversation with School Board member Leslie Harris @ Southwest Library
Jul 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

A Community Conversation meeting with Seattle School Board director for West Seattle and South Park, Leslie Harris, takes place on July 16th, 3–4:30 pm at the Southwest Library.

Insect Safari @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jul 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At the West Seattle (Admiral) Library: Collector Don Ehlen displays 3,000 insect specimens from around the world – dazzling butterflies and moths, fantastically shaped beetles, creepy spiders and more! For grades 1-5.

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.