West Seattle Event Calendar

*11/28/20 NOTE: We’ve ramped the calendar back to some level of usefulness, as more events continue being planned, both online and in-person, so let us know if you have something coming up that’s open to the public!*

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/etc. to be listed here? Please send basic info to westseattleblog@gmail.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!

USING THE CALENDAR: Mouse over any entry to show the “plus” sign at right; click it to expand the item for more info without leaving this page; click “read more” for the FULL listing./question.

Nov
27
Fri
Holy Rosary School’s 2020 Christmas Tree Lot
Nov 27 – Dec 17 all-day

Holy Rosary School will once again host their annual tree lot.  The lot, located on the Holy Rosary School playground, will open Friday, November 27 and remain open through mid-December. The lot will offer Noble, Douglas and Fraser firs ranging in height from 4-8′ … Specialty heights, up to 11′, may be requested.

Holiday greenery is also for sale. Circle and cross wreaths, garland sold by the foot and Seattle Lutheran poinsettias will be available for pre-order or to purchase at the lot.

Multiple purchase options will be available:

1. Pre-purchase on the school web site
2. Shop from your car
3. Shop the lot, masks and social distancing required

Delivery will be available, for an additional $25 fee, as a fundraiser for the 8th-grade class.  In addition to proceeds benefiting Holy Rosary School and Seattle Lutheran (poinsettias only), two local charities will also receive a portion of the proceeds, Salvation Army Hickman House and West Seattle Food Bank. Lot hours, directions and additional information may be found at https://holyrosaryws.org/give/tree-lot/. Thank you for your support!

Dec
4
Fri
Winter Wander: A West Seattle Scavenger Hunt
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm

Title: Winter Wander ~ A West Seattle Scavenger Hunt

Dates: 5 PM, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 to 7 PM, Sunday, Dec. 13

Free, and open to all West Seattle residents of every age.

Participants can enter the prize drawing for $200 in local merchant gift certificates by sending qualifying selfies to WinterWander2020@gmail.com

More details at http://wondersinaliceland.com/winter-wander/

A free community event sponsored by Alice Kuder, REALTOR® Berkshire Hathaway HS NW Real Estate, and Just in Case, Disaster Preparedness Services

Direct your questions to Alice Kuder, 206-707-9800, WinterWander2020@gmail.com

OLG’s Virtual Light Up the Night @ Online
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm
Dec
5
Sat
The Bridge School Cooperative Elementary Virtual Open House and Live Q&A Event @ Online
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Bridge School Cooperative Elementary Virtual Open House and Live Q&A Event

Description: Please join us for our December Informational Open House and Live Q&A event on December 5th 1-2 pm. Get started here: https://form.jotform.com/82055471508153

Date: 12/05/2020 (Sat.)
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PST
Location: The Bridge School via Zoom

Dec
8
Tue
Explorer West Middle School remote previews @ Online
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm

October 17, 10 AM
December 8, 6:30 PM

Explorer West Middle School serves grades 6-8 in West Seattle. We invite you to explore our small and supportive community – virtually! Topics covered include:

Our programs, including core, co-curricular, and afterschool offerings
Our current hybrid schedule
Outdoor classrooms
Life in our community

We will be on hand to answer questions and discuss admissions. Please contact Dawn with any questions at (206) 935-0495 or dawnf@explorer-west.org.

To register and get participation information – go here

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Dec
9
Wed
34th District Democrats Holiday Celebration @ Online
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

Register to attend.

Holiday Celebration Program

7:00pm – Welcome & Holiday Giving

As we approach the holiday season, we are saddened we cannot gather with family and friends to celebrate and to share in our traditional potluck meal together. Instead of preparing a potluck dish to share, consider making a donation to one of our four local food banks listed below.

Food Banks

White Center Food Bank

Highline Area Food Bank

Vashon Island Food Bank

West Seattle Food Bank

7:05pm – Mingle

Join us for breakout sessions as we mingle with fellow members, hear about holiday plans, and bring cheer to one another!

7:30pm – Annual Awards

Do you know someone who has made outstanding contributions to the 34th this year, a PCO who has gone above and beyond, or an elected official whose advocacy has inspired you? Nominate them for the 34th Democrats Annual Awards, to be announced at our virtual holiday party on December 9th. Read more about the awards and make nominations on this form. Nominations are due by November 30th.

7:50pm – Candidate Speeches

In January we will be electing new officers for our organization. This is an opportunity to hear from the candidates who have declared they are running for an officer position. If you are interested in running or would like to declare your intention to run, please reach out to chair@34dems.org.

8:10pm – Depart

Dec
10
Thu
Click, Mingle, & Jingle @ Online
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce presents a virtual holiday party! CLICK, Mingle & Jingle will still be a business networking event, with fun and prizes in the mix. Tickets are $50/members, $60/non-members, with each ticket INCLUDING a $30 gift card to a Chamber-member restaurant. This event presented by Nucor Steel Seattle, Inc. will be held Thursday, December 10, 2020, 6-8 pm. Get tickets and support your local Chamber at this link:

westseattle.wschamber.com/events/details/click-mingle-jingle-2020-presented-by-nucor-steel-seattle-2866

Dec
11
Fri
J Mase Author Reading: Black Trans Prayer Book @ Online (see listing)
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Don’t miss an incredible evening with J Mase III and co-editors of the Black Trans Prayer Book. Join the contributors of the Black Trans Prayer Book for an evening of spirited connections.

We will add the streaming link here and on our Facebook event page one week before the event

The Black Trans Prayer Book: is a beyond-faith-and-interfaith, multi-dimensional, artistic and theological work that collects the stories, poems, prayers, meditation, spells, and incantations of Black Trans & Non-Binary people. Often pushed out of Faith spaces and yet still deeply connected to a historical legacy of spiritual essentiality, Black Trans People face unprecedented amounts of spiritual, physical, and psychological violence. The Black Trans Prayer Book is a tool of healing, and affirmation centered on uplifting Black Trans & Non-Binary people and celebrating our place within faith.

What does it mean to have a faith practice that simultaneously challenges white supremacy and transphobia? Where is there a theological framework that centers the most marginalized and creates pathways towards an active spirituality moving alongside social justice? How might a spiritual practice not in tune with these questions cause harm? The #BlackTransPrayerBook, is holding these very questions.

Grab the book on the website!

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

Dec
12
Sat
Holiday photos at Fauntleroy Community Center
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fauntleroy Fall Festival, Gail Ann Photography, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (FCSA) & Children’s Center (FCC) want to do something thoughtful for those in our community during this very different holiday. 

Join us for a Holiday Portrait Pop-Up!

Complimentary family photos with Gail Ann Photography to those who drop off canned goods and/or pet food for those in need at the Fauntleroy Community Center right before their photo op. Remember your family pic from the Fall Festival? That’s her!

Historic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, Room #4
 Saturday, December 12, 9am – 3pm


Sunday, December 13, 9am – 3pm

Sessions for your Covid-pod are ‘sans’ Santa. After all, Santa is in the high-risk category and we wouldn’t want to do anything to harm him! However, when you look closely at our set you will see that Santa is always near.

We all need a little Christmas this year. This is a great opportunity to have a professional portrait to share with your loved ones this holiday season. Have fun with it – wear your pjs, bring the dog, bring your parents, wear a holiday mask! Due to Covid-19 props are limited so you might want to bring your child’s favorite teddy bear, a wrapped present, or little red wagon!

We know you’ll enjoy your complimentary social media memento of the season! It’s complimentary with your food/pet donation. OR Receive full res digital files to use as you wish – this will allow you to create your own holiday cards or prints for holiday gift giving! Cost is $40 AND 25% goes back to the community via FCSA.

All sessions are by appointment only. 

Click here to make your appointment. 
No long lines with time to sanitize between families!

Got questions? gail@gailannphotography.com

Happy Holidays, West Seattle! From your friends at Fauntleroy Fall Festival, Gail Ann Photography, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (FCSA) & Children’s Center (FCC).

Dec
13
Sun
Holiday photos at Fauntleroy Community Center
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fauntleroy Fall Festival, Gail Ann Photography, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (FCSA) & Children’s Center (FCC) want to do something thoughtful for those in our community during this very different holiday. 

Join us for a Holiday Portrait Pop-Up!

Complimentary family photos with Gail Ann Photography to those who drop off canned goods and/or pet food for those in need at the Fauntleroy Community Center right before their photo op. Remember your family pic from the Fall Festival? That’s her!

Historic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, Room #4
 Saturday, December 12, 9am – 3pm


Sunday, December 13, 9am – 3pm

Sessions for your Covid-pod are ‘sans’ Santa. After all, Santa is in the high-risk category and we wouldn’t want to do anything to harm him! However, when you look closely at our set you will see that Santa is always near.

We all need a little Christmas this year. This is a great opportunity to have a professional portrait to share with your loved ones this holiday season. Have fun with it – wear your pjs, bring the dog, bring your parents, wear a holiday mask! Due to Covid-19 props are limited so you might want to bring your child’s favorite teddy bear, a wrapped present, or little red wagon!

We know you’ll enjoy your complimentary social media memento of the season! It’s complimentary with your food/pet donation. OR Receive full res digital files to use as you wish – this will allow you to create your own holiday cards or prints for holiday gift giving! Cost is $40 AND 25% goes back to the community via FCSA.

All sessions are by appointment only. 

Click here to make your appointment. 
No long lines with time to sanitize between families!

Got questions? gail@gailannphotography.com

Happy Holidays, West Seattle! From your friends at Fauntleroy Fall Festival, Gail Ann Photography, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (FCSA) & Children’s Center (FCC).

Jan
12
Tue
Hope Lutheran School informational events @ Online
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm

Virtual All-School Open House – November 17, 2020, 6 pm via Zoom
We invite you to our All-School Open House on Zoom, hosted by Admissions Director, Sally Heit. It’s never too early to think about learning opportunities for your student(s) for the coming Fall. Meet the administrative staff, teachers from preschool, elementary and middle school, and hear about how Hope School is conducting in-person and remote learning in this uncertain time of Covid19. To attend the event, register through this link: https://forms.gle/1coHMjAJCEh1gowF6 The Zoom link will be emailed to registered families the day of the event. Questions, email admissions@hopeseattle.org or visit our Apply page on our website.

Kindergarten Information Night – December 1, 2020 6:00 p.m. Via Zoom
Kindergarten is a big milestone for your child, and there are many educational options to choose from. We want to help you with that decision by giving you information regarding kindergarten readiness and what to expect that first year. Join us December 1 to learn more about how ready your child is for kindergarten and what kindergarten looks like at Hope School. To attend this virtual event, please register using this link: https://forms.gle/mmRdnsvH3rhjt5A86. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to participants the day of the event. Questions? Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information.

Preschool Open House – Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
Make sure to add the Preschool Open House to the calendar. Most preschools begin to register students for the coming fall at this time, so it is never too early to do your research. Although your student(s) won’t be able to explore the classroom, our teachers will be on hand to answer questions and talk about our play-based approach to learning and building a strong foundation for your little one to grow from. To register to attend this event, click this link: https://forms.gle/5Uw6ygCK3uPVKPto9 Questions? Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information.