West Seattle Event Calendar

*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.

Dec
9
Thu
Radical Self-Acceptance As Activism: The Sensual Self Presented By Ev’Yan Whitney @ Online (see listing)
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Guest Curator Olaiya Land talks with Ev’Yan Whitney about the importance of reconnecting with pleasure, and their book, Sensual Self. Click here to register.

This series of online talks will examine the ways all of our lives have shifted since the beginning of the pandemic and how we can move towards equity, justice and liberation through meaningful self-care.

Olaiya Land, founder of the online journal and community Lionesse, will be in conversation with authors and activists of diverse backgrounds about their personal journey towards self-acceptance and how their work aims to help others lean into embracing themselves more fully.

These conversations will be centered around reclaiming the concepts of self-care and self-acceptance from the hands of capitalism and mass-marketing and enabling them to retain meaning. The series will especially highlight the experiences of marginalized groups–BIPOC, queer and trans folks, fat people, women, and neurodivergent individuals–as they push back against Western beauty standards, patriarchy and White Supremacy and carve out spaces to feel accepted and whole.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times. This event will be recorded, captioned and then posted on SPL’s YouTube channel after the event.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Ev’Yan Whitney (they/she) is a Sexuality Doula®, sex educator, and a sensualist. For over a decade, Ev’Yan has dedicated themselves to sex education and sexual activism, helping folks reclaim their unique sexual expressions and reconnect to their sensual bodies. Ev’Yan’s work focuses on decolonizing, unshaming, and liberating sexuality at the intersection of identity, pleasure, and embodiment. They are the author of the book Sensual Self and host a podcast of the same name.

Olaiya Land the founder and editor of Lionesse, an online journal and community promoting connection, confidence, sisterhood & self-love. She is the host of the Lionesse podcast. Olaiya also leads retreats and workshops all over the world that help people feel empowered and connect to their creativity. You can learn more about her work at www.wearelionesse.com and @wearelionesse.

About the Book:

Sensual Self is a self-paced journal offering guidance to those seeking reconnection with their pleasure, featuring 150+ prompts to help readers define sensuality for themselves.

Pleasure transcends sexuality; Sensual Self is here to help you embrace it. This guided journal is a self-written manual for your unique sensuality. With interactive, thought-provoking questions, you’ll be guided to map and explore the inner landscape of your body—the textures, shapes, tempos, and temperatures that bring you bliss.

Sensual Self allows ample room to record your process and express yourself, giving you space for intimate conversations with yourself surrounding your pleasure and desires. 150+ prompts and exercises will help you focus on grounding yourself, checking in with your mind and body, self-acceptance, self-care, and body consciousness—from “In what ways do you keep your sensuality hidden?” to “What does an enthusiastic ‘yes!’ feel like in your body?”

This journal is the culmination of Sexuality Doula® and sex educator Ev’Yan Whitney’s body of work. Sensual Self fulfills their mission to liberate individuals by guiding them to rediscover their sensuality and explore their sexuality.
ADA Accommodations 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. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Dec
11
Sat
Regional COVID-19 vaccine clinics for Seattle Public Schools students @ various times, locations
Dec 11 all-day

Southwest

Pathfinder K-8 School 1901 SW Genesee St. Seattle, WA 98106

1st dose: Sunday, November 14, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.; 2nd dose: December 5, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Medical provider: Safeway/Albertsons Pharmacy, Registration and consent required

Madison Middle School 3429 45th Ave. SW Seattle, WA 98116

1st dose: Monday, November 15, 4 – 6 p.m.; 2nd dose: December 6, 4 – 6 p.m.
Cafeteria, Use play court entrance downstairs from south parking lot.
Medical provider: Safeway/Albertsons Pharmacy, Registration and consent required

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 School 5950 Delridge Way SW Seattle, WA 98106

1st dose: Saturday, November 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 2nd dose: December 11, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Medical provider: Safeway/Albertsons Pharmacy, Registration and consent required

Dec
12
Sun
Sunday vaccination clinics @ Neighborhood House High Point
Dec 12 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Walk-ups welcome at these clinics, but you can also make an appointment – the link is in this story.

Dec
14
Tue
Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

A virtual program for parents and caregivers of young children to learn and explore together. No registration required.

Designed to support the development of children’s school readiness skills through play and to provide education and support for parents and caregivers. Come sing, read, and craft with us!

Click here to join on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 881 8899 3663
Passcode: play&learn

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. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs.

Cultivating Health @ Online (see listing)
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Dr. Salene Jones, PhD, MA, LP, a Seattle-based psychologist, in a workshop that will help people identify steps they can take to live healthier.

We will also cover strategies for living a healthier life informed by the science of behavior change.

Registration required. Click here to register.

About the classes
The job skills, life skills, & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Each class has a limited capacity, so please register as soon as possible.

ADA Accommodations: 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. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Dec
15
Wed
Get Fit Info Night @ West Seattle Runner
Dec 15 @ 6:30 pm

Get Fit Info Night
December 15th
6:30-7 pm

Come to learn more about our Get Fit West Seattle training program. We will give you the tools necessary to begin a training program to get ready for a half marathon. The plan includes two weekly group runs, info clinics and a group dynamic to increase your motivation. We will answer all your questions during this info sesh! Email questions to lori@westseattlerunner.com

Dec
17
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+: Mindfulness @ Online (see listing)
Dec 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Mindfulness with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter SPL2020 to enter the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps

Join us for an introduction to the art of mindfulness. The general principles of mindfulness are acceptance, purpose, and doing what needs to be done. Learn to let go of busyness and stress, and explore a simple, ongoing practice.

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. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Dec
19
Sun
Sunday vaccination clinics @ Neighborhood House High Point
Dec 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Walk-ups welcome at these clinics, but you can also make an appointment – the link is in this story.

Dec
21
Tue
Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

A virtual program for parents and caregivers of young children to learn and explore together. No registration required.

Designed to support the development of children’s school readiness skills through play and to provide education and support for parents and caregivers. Come sing, read, and craft with us!

Click here to join on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 881 8899 3663
Passcode: play&learn

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. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs.

Dec
28
Tue
Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

A virtual program for parents and caregivers of young children to learn and explore together. No registration required.

Designed to support the development of children’s school readiness skills through play and to provide education and support for parents and caregivers. Come sing, read, and craft with us!

Click here to join on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 881 8899 3663
Passcode: play&learn

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. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs.

Jan
8
Sat
Get Fit West Seattle kickoff @ West Seattle Runner
Jan 8 @ 8:00 am

Get Fit Program Kickoff
January 8th 8 am

Start with one mile @ West Seattle Runner. This will kick off the Get Fit Training Program, preparing you for a half marathon in June. This is for beginners.
The plan includes two weekly group runs, info clinics and a group dynamic to increase your motivation.