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.

Feb
24
Wed
Tooth Fairy Experience @ High Point Neighborhood House
Feb 24 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

With more than half of the state’s third graders having experienced tooth decay (43% in King County), the Tooth Fairy is canvassing the state – virtually – during National Children’s Dental Health Month to help improve the dental health habits of her young friends, in hopes of a cavity-free Washington.

“Children who experience tooth decay are more likely to miss school, have lower academic success, and experience nutritional and speech development issues,” according to Dr. LeRoy Horton, an affiliate instructor at UW School of Dentistry and a Delta Dental member dentist. “It’s really unacceptable that more than half of our state’s third graders have experienced tooth decay, and nearly a quarter of which is untreated. These numbers are even higher in many rural and BIPOC communities.”

In response, the Tooth Fairy is celebrating the month with her interactive pediatric dental health education program, The Tooth Fairy Experience, designed to make dental health education fun.

The free 30-minute virtual presentations with K-2 classrooms and community-based organizations are customized for each learning environment – including a storybook reading, fun teeth facts, proper brushing techniques, tooth science experiment, dental health hand puppets and a sugar demonstration – aimed to improve dental health behaviors of kids as they enter their cavity-prone years and to spur regular dental exams – which were down 22 percent last year for 5-10-year-olds living in King County according to claims data from the state’s largest dental benefits provider.

Throughout the month, the Tooth Fairy will be conducting virtual interactive classroom presentations across the state, as well as appearances at the following Seattle area public events culminating with National Tooth Fairy Day (Feb. 28):

Northwest African American Museum’s Knowledge is Power: Books & Brushes Giveaway (with the Tooth Fairy)
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 24
Location: Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle
Cost: FREE

To request a virtual presentation for your K-2 classroom or youth organization, simply complete the online request form.

For those unable to participate in one of the Tooth Fairy events, check out the Tooth Fairy’s very own website (www.TheToothFairyExperience.com) with free downloadable videos, digital storybooks and other learning materials for teacher download and home-use – as well as a full library of helpful resources and tips for parents.

The Tooth Fairy Experience, developed by Delta Dental of Washington in partnership with the Arcora Foundation and School Nurse Organization of Washington.

Feb
25
Thu
Fundraiser for Alki Cooperative Preschool @ MOD Pizza
Feb 25 @ 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

On February 25th, MOD Pizza at 4755 Fauntleroy Way SW will donate a share of proceeds to nonprofit Alki Cooperative Preschool. This is important: “Please use our code (GR176595A) or mention Alki Co-op Preschool in store. NO THIRD-PARTY OR PHONE ORDERS PLEASE!” You can order via the website, though.

Feb
26
Fri
Online: Early Learning Together @ Online (see listing)
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

Explore ways to Play, Read, Sing, Talk and Write with your little ones with these short videos! Each has a different activity that will help build your children’s pre-literacy skills. No registration is required.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

Virtual Arts For 50+ Beginning Poetry @ Online (see listing)
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Beginning Poetry with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. Password is case-sensitive. Enter SPL in caps.

Learn how to craft poems reflective of your life experiences through a series of writing exercises.

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.

Feb
28
Sun
Fundraiser for Louisa Boren STEM K-8 PTA @ MOD Pizza
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

The STEM K-8 PTA has a fundraiser February 28th at the MOD Pizza at Westwood Village (2600 SW Barton). The code will be GR179557L – or mention the school – and again, you can order in-store or online, for pickup or delivery, directly from MOD.

Mar
3
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children’s librarians.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

Mar
4
Thu
Dream Dinners fundraiser for ‘We All Belong’ at Madison MS
Mar 4 all-day

We are teaming up with Dream Dinners West Seattle for a local fundraiser (please see attachment). By helping WEB and a local small-business, your money has a DOUBLE positive impact in our community. For $50 dollars you can get three 3-serving meals (9 servings total), and $10 of that will go straight to Madison’s WEB program for next year. You can pay online up to 36 hours before the pick up time, and then just pick up during your window and you have 3 pre-made meals that are ready to cook!

Here are the dates (and links) to our fundraiser:

Thursday, March 4th 6:30pm-7:30pm – https://dreamdinners.com/session/875439

Saturday, March 6th at 10:30-11:30am – https://dreamdinners.com/session/875440

Wednesday, March 10th at 6:30-7:30pm – https://dreamdinners.com/session/875441

If you are not interested in Dream Dinners at this time, we are asking for donations of $10 (or more) to keep WEB going strong. If you can help, here is the donation link (https://www.schoolpay.com/link/WEBDonation ). All funds will be will be used for WEB curriculum (from the Boomerang Project in California), supplies for orientation, ice breaker and engergizer supplies, WEB trainings, WEB retreats, and other WEB related supplies. Any amount supports this program to its full capacity and is greatly appreciated!

Mar
6
Sat
Dream Dinners fundraiser for ‘We All Belong’ at Madison MS
Mar 6 all-day

We are teaming up with Dream Dinners West Seattle for a local fundraiser (please see attachment). By helping WEB and a local small-business, your money has a DOUBLE positive impact in our community. For $50 dollars you can get three 3-serving meals (9 servings total), and $10 of that will go straight to Madison’s WEB program for next year. You can pay online up to 36 hours before the pick up time, and then just pick up during your window and you have 3 pre-made meals that are ready to cook!

Here are the dates (and links) to our fundraiser:

Thursday, March 4th 6:30pm-7:30pm – https://dreamdinners.com/session/875439

Saturday, March 6th at 10:30-11:30am – https://dreamdinners.com/session/875440

Wednesday, March 10th at 6:30-7:30pm – https://dreamdinners.com/session/875441

If you are not interested in Dream Dinners at this time, we are asking for donations of $10 (or more) to keep WEB going strong. If you can help, here is the donation link (https://www.schoolpay.com/link/WEBDonation ). All funds will be will be used for WEB curriculum (from the Boomerang Project in California), supplies for orientation, ice breaker and engergizer supplies, WEB trainings, WEB retreats, and other WEB related supplies. Any amount supports this program to its full capacity and is greatly appreciated!

Mar
10
Wed
Dream Dinners fundraiser for ‘We All Belong’ at Madison MS
Mar 10 all-day

We are teaming up with Dream Dinners West Seattle for a local fundraiser (please see attachment). By helping WEB and a local small-business, your money has a DOUBLE positive impact in our community. For $50 dollars you can get three 3-serving meals (9 servings total), and $10 of that will go straight to Madison’s WEB program for next year. You can pay online up to 36 hours before the pick up time, and then just pick up during your window and you have 3 pre-made meals that are ready to cook!

Here are the dates (and links) to our fundraiser:

Thursday, March 4th 6:30pm-7:30pm – https://dreamdinners.com/session/875439

Saturday, March 6th at 10:30-11:30am – https://dreamdinners.com/session/875440

Wednesday, March 10th at 6:30-7:30pm – https://dreamdinners.com/session/875441

If you are not interested in Dream Dinners at this time, we are asking for donations of $10 (or more) to keep WEB going strong. If you can help, here is the donation link (https://www.schoolpay.com/link/WEBDonation ). All funds will be will be used for WEB curriculum (from the Boomerang Project in California), supplies for orientation, ice breaker and engergizer supplies, WEB trainings, WEB retreats, and other WEB related supplies. Any amount supports this program to its full capacity and is greatly appreciated!

Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children’s librarians.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

Mar
17
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children’s librarians.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

Mar
24
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children’s librarians.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

Mar
31
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children’s librarians.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel