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.

Jul
28
Wed
Women, Wine & Wills: Essential Considerations for Estate and Financial Planning @ Welcome Road Winery
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy a glass of wine and meet Jenny Ling, an experienced estate planning attorney, and Cecille Nguyen, Senior Wealth Strategist at Navigator Advisers at this FREE in person event.

We will discuss essential considerations for estate and financial planning. You’ll learn how comprehensive planning will enable you to have peace of mind knowing that you have a plan for your family and your future.

Register here: http://bit.ly/WomenWineWills-0728

We will discuss:

· What does your family need if you aren’t here to care for them;

· What happens if you don’t make an estate plan;

· What to consider when creating your Will;

· Guardian nomination for minor children;

· The importance of incapacity planning;

· How wise and thoughtful planning can protect your adult children;

· The benefits of trust planning; and

· How you can get your estate planning done virtually from the comfort of home.

PLEASE NOTE: This is an outdoor, in-person event, contingent upon the full reopening of Washington State on June 30th. Per the CDC’s mask guidance, fully vaccinated participants are welcome to attend mask-free. We ask all unvaccinated participants to wear a mask unless actively eating or drinking. In general, people are considered fully vaccinated: 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

Jul
30
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Indian Cooking @ Online (see listing)
Jul 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Indian Cooking with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Make Goan Shrimp Pulao with Coconut Milk. It’s a quick and easy Indian rice recipe. Our version is mildly spiced and includes a Goan green masala. You will receive an ingredients list with your program registration confirmation.

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.

Jul
31
Sat
SOLD OUT: West End Girls @ Skylark Café & Club
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm

WEST END GIRLS RETURNS!
ALL AGES, Tickets available on the website, Bring 1s 5s and 10s even larger bills to tip the performers! It’s back and better than ever! Join our hostess with the mostest, Cookie Couture, and all of your favorites: Old Witch, Londyn Bradshaw, Fraya Love, Betty Wetter and more!

Hosted by Cookie Couture

Performances by:
Old Witch
Londyn Bradshaw
Fraya Love
Betty Wetter

and more!

Door: 7 PM | Show: 8 PM
$10 online | $13 day-of

Aug
7
Sat
Duwamish River Festival 2021 @ South Park Plaza
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On Sat., Aug. 7, 2021, the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/TAG, its partner organizations, and federal, state, and local agencies will host the city’s 15th Annual Duwamish River Festival/Festival del Río Duwamish at South Park Plaza (8456 Dallas Ave S,) and surrounding areas in the South Park neighborhood.

The 15th Annual Duwamish River Festival will celebrate 20 years of community coming together to support a River For All! As in previous years, the 2021 festival will feature a family-friendly mix of activities, arts, culture and entertainment to celebrate and nurture the creation of a healthy Duwamish River. Come celebrate with community and the Duwamish River!

WHAT: The event brings our communities together to celebrate our diversity and the cleanup and restoration of the Duwamish River. Throughout the day, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy interactive educational booths, Mercadito local vendors, youth art activities, free vaccination and health clinic, free air filters, dance, music and hear from special guests. We look forward to a safe, beautiful community event and continue to follow the most up-to-date CDC COVID-19 safety guidelines.

DUWAMISH RIVER FESTIVAL: The FREE festival goes from 12:00 pm-5:00 pm on Saturday August 7, 2021. The festival will begin at 12:00 pm, with an opening ceremony led by the Duwamish Tribe.

Festival partners include Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/TAG; Amigos de Seattle; Environmental Protection Agency; City of Seattle Parks and Recreation, Emergency Management and Sustainability & Environment; Concord Intl/Concord PTA; Duwamish Alive! Coalition; Duwamish Tribal Services; Duwamish Valley Affordable Housing Coalition; Duwamish Valley Youth Corps; King County Noxious Weed Control Program; One Roof Foundation & Seattle Kraken; RAM Mounts; Recology King County; King County Wastewater Treatment Division; Seattle Parks Foundation; Sea Mar; Seattle Public Utilities; Maritime Highschool; The Nature Conservancy in Washington; Port of Seattle; Puget Sound Clean Air Agency; Villa Comunitaria; Washington Environmental Council; WA State Department of Ecology; United Site Services; Washington Ethnic Studies Now.

Aug
8
Sun
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Aug 8 all-day

**7/22 UPDATE: No naturalists at South Alki (Constellation Park) this Friday, Saturday, Sunday because of the nearby sewage leak*

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
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 about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator 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.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Aug
9
Mon
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Aug 9 all-day

**7/22 UPDATE: No naturalists at South Alki (Constellation Park) this Friday, Saturday, Sunday because of the nearby sewage leak*

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
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 about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator 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.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Aug
14
Sat
Night Photography Workshop with Ray Pfortner @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Please join professional photographer Ray Pfortner for an unforgettable learning experience about photography and capturing beautiful landscapes in low-light and full moon. This 3 night-session event includes 2 in-person workshops and concludes with an online zoom meeting.

The sessions:
August 14 @7-10 pm (In-person at the Seattle Chinese Garden)

August 21 @7-10 pm (In-person at the Seattle Chinese Garden)

August 31 @6-9 pm (online Zoom meeting)

One ticket includes all three sessions. Tickets available here.

Aug
21
Sat
Night Photography Workshop with Ray Pfortner @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Please join professional photographer Ray Pfortner for an unforgettable learning experience about photography and capturing beautiful landscapes in low-light and full moon. This 3 night-session event includes 2 in-person workshops and concludes with an online zoom meeting.

The sessions:
August 14 @7-10 pm (In-person at the Seattle Chinese Garden)

August 21 @7-10 pm (In-person at the Seattle Chinese Garden)

August 31 @6-9 pm (online Zoom meeting)

One ticket includes all three sessions. Tickets available here.

Aug
31
Tue
Night Photography Workshop with Ray Pfortner @ Online (see listing)
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join professional photographer Ray Pfortner for an unforgettable learning experience about photography and capturing beautiful landscapes in low-light and full moon. This 3 night-session event includes 2 in-person workshops and concludes with an online zoom meeting.

The sessions:
August 14 @7-10 pm (In-person at the Seattle Chinese Garden)

August 21 @7-10 pm (In-person at the Seattle Chinese Garden)

August 31 @6-9 pm (online Zoom meeting)

One ticket includes all three sessions. Tickets available here.