West Seattle Event Calendar

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Aug
19
Sat
2017
Friends Of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks 2017 Walking Tours: Hiawatha Playfield @ Hiawatha Playfield
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Friends Of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks 2017 Walking Tours will be offering a tour of West Seattle’s Hiawatha Playfield, August 19, 2017 beginning at 10am. The tour is free and open to all ages.

SEATTLE—The Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks (FSOP) has announced its summer walking tour schedule. The tours take place on the third Saturday of each month, from May to September, beginning at 10:00 a.m. They are free and open to the public, appropriate for all ages, and last approximately two hours. Tour guides will share the history of the Olmsted Brothers park and boulevard system and of the park being toured.
This year, FSOP has chosen to tour four parks that play very different roles in the overall system. On June 17th, a tour of Jefferson Park will explore how Olmsted designed that landscape to take advantage of the sweeping views across the city and Puget Sound and how its 2012 redesign incorporated Olmsted’s intentions for the park. On July 15th, the tour will circle Green Lake Park, which was originally designed as a parkway encircling the lake. On August 19th, the tour of Hiawatha Playfield will explore Seattle’s first sports-oriented park. Finally on September 16th, a tour of Washington Park Arboretum will investigate the multi-layered influences of the Olmsted Brothers and others on the park, including the design for Lake Washington Boulevard and the original plan for the arboretum.
It is a year of tours that will illustrate the incredible richness and diversity of our historical park and boulevard system. Tour guides will share photographs, plans, and other images that show how the landscapes embody Olmsted design principals and how the parks have changed over time as the city has grown and the neighborhoods have developed.
FSOP is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving Seattle’s unique Olmsted landscape heritage and raising awareness of the Olmsted philosophy of providing open space for all people. More information about Seattle’s Olmsted parks and boulevards can be found at www.seattleolmsted.org. Email friends@seattleolmsted.org for more information about the tours or other activities.
Tour Details:
June 17 – Jefferson Park – Meet at Jefferson Community Center (south side entrance).
July 15 – Green Lake Park – Meet at Green Lake Community Center (entrance at northeast corner).
August 19 – Hiawatha Playfield – Meet on west side of Hiawatha Community Center.
September 16 – Washington Park Arboretum – Meet at Graham Visitor Center.
*This is the FSOP annual meeting, please join us for potluck lunch after the tour.

Aug
20
Sun
2017
Southwest Stories Series: ‘Alki Bicycle History’ @ West Seattle Branch Library
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

“Southwest Stories” is a monthly History Series At The Seattle Public Library.

Join The Seattle Public Library for a monthly lecture series featuring presentations on the history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula and the birthplace of Seattle. This series is co-sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. August event:
Join Alki Bike & Board’s Stu Hennessey to hear about “Alki Bicycle History” from 2:00 to 3:30 pm on Sunday, Aug. 20 at the West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. SW.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Free parking is available.

For more information, call the Library at 206-684-7444. or Ask A Librarian.

Aug
21
Mon
2017
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party (all ages, ESL, LEAP) @ South Park Community Center
Aug 21 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at South Park Community Center (non-Library location) Monday, August 21, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30 am.
Audience: Children, Teens, Adults,

Join your friends and neighbors as we witness the celestial event of the century!

Learn how to view the eclipse safely, make a simple projection viewer, and track the changes in the sun’s appearance. Free eclipse glasses will also be available while supplies last. All ages welcome.

NOTE: In the event of cloudy or rainy weather, viewing party will be canceled.

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

More info: South Park Branch, 206-615-1688 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.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party (all ages) @ High Point Library @ High Point Library
Aug 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30 am. Meet outside the High Point Library by 8:30 am. Event lasts until 11:30 am.

Join friends and neighbors as we witness the celestial event of the century!
Learn how to view the eclipse safely, make a simple projection viewer, and track the changes in the sun’s appearance. Free eclipse glasses will also be available, while supplies last. All ages welcome.
NOTE: Event will be cancelled in the event of cloudy skies or rain.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
High Point Branch, 206-684-7454 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.

Sep
6
Wed
2017
Hot Topics for Seniors @ Southwest Branch Library
Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Hot Topics for Seniors @ the Southwest Branch Library
Check SPL’s Southwest Branch Calendar for more on this month’s topic.

September 6: Poetry with Claudia Castro Luna
October 4: Getting your Voice Heard
November 1: Protecting Your Privacy
December 6: Sharing Humor

Meet at noon for 1 to 1.5 hours.

A brown bag lunch discussion group committed to understanding issues of importance to current and future seniors.

Join Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) and the Southwest Branch as we create a place for the discussion of current national, state and local issues.
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.
Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

Oct
4
Wed
2017
Hot Topics for Seniors @ Southwest Branch Library
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Hot Topics for Seniors @ the Southwest Branch Library
Check SPL’s Southwest Branch Calendar for more on this month’s topic.

September 6: Poetry with Claudia Castro Luna
October 4: Getting your Voice Heard
November 1: Protecting Your Privacy
December 6: Sharing Humor

Meet at noon for 1 to 1.5 hours.

A brown bag lunch discussion group committed to understanding issues of importance to current and future seniors.

Join Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) and the Southwest Branch as we create a place for the discussion of current national, state and local issues.
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.
Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

Nov
1
Wed
2017
Hot Topics for Seniors @ Southwest Branch Library
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Hot Topics for Seniors @ the Southwest Branch Library
Check SPL’s Southwest Branch Calendar for more on this month’s topic.

September 6: Poetry with Claudia Castro Luna
October 4: Getting your Voice Heard
November 1: Protecting Your Privacy
December 6: Sharing Humor

Meet at noon for 1 to 1.5 hours.

A brown bag lunch discussion group committed to understanding issues of importance to current and future seniors.

Join Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) and the Southwest Branch as we create a place for the discussion of current national, state and local issues.
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.
Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

Dec
6
Wed
2017
Hot Topics for Seniors @ Southwest Branch Library
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Hot Topics for Seniors @ the Southwest Branch Library
Check SPL’s Southwest Branch Calendar for more on this month’s topic.

September 6: Poetry with Claudia Castro Luna
October 4: Getting your Voice Heard
November 1: Protecting Your Privacy
December 6: Sharing Humor

Meet at noon for 1 to 1.5 hours.

A brown bag lunch discussion group committed to understanding issues of importance to current and future seniors.

Join Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) and the Southwest Branch as we create a place for the discussion of current national, state and local issues.
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.
Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

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