West Seattle Event Calendar

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/performance to be listed here? Please send basic info AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE 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!

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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, usually including a map, plus a chance to post a comment/question.

Jan
30
Thu
Log House Museum is open!
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Race and Culture Dialogue Series (part 2) @ South Seattle College
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Is it possible for people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and economic status to live in real community? Yes it is.

Join us as we engage in positive dialogue aimed at breaking down social barriers and stereotypes in order to build bridges to a more unified Seattle.

Part 2 of our six-part series takes place on January 30th. Doors open at 6pm and the forum beings at 6:30pm sharp?
Panelists Include:

The event will be hosted by Bishop Ray Rogers, Senior Pastor at Pacific Northwest Regional Covenant Fellowship Churches.

Future Series Dates and Locations:

  • South College, February 13th
  • Garfield Community Center, March 13th
  • Rainier Valley Cultural Center, April 16th
  • North Seattle College, May 14th

Provided in partnership with the Seattle City Department of Neighborhoods.

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

Jan
31
Fri
Log House Museum is open!
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Feb
1
Sat
Log House Museum is open!
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

‘Food for Change’ @ West Seattle Meaningful Movies @ Neighborhood House High Point
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join DGC at High Point’s Meaningful Movies — Food for Change

Come join the Delridge Grocery Co-op as we host a free showing of the film Food for Change at West Seattle Meaningful Movies on Saturday, February 1. The movie starts at 7pm, and seating will open at 6:30pm. Returning to our potluck roots, DGC members will be bringing snacks and desserts to share. DGC volunteers and board members will also be on hand to talk about the importance of Co-op membership, give an update on store construction after the movie, and answer questions. No charge for admission, but donations gratefully received.

About the Film

Food for Change tracks the ups and downs of cooperatives from the Great Depression to the present through rare archival footage, animation, graphics, and interviews with co-op leaders. The film is a great education piece to help DGC members and the general public learn about the nation’s longest surviving alternative economic system, which is also a social movement based on principles of cooperation.

Steve Alves, an internationally-acclaimed filmmaker and member of the Franklin Community Co-op in Greenfield, Massachusetts, narrates the film he directed. He sees the story’s theme of cooperation as particularly relevant to today’s political climate. “It’s American history, from the Great Depression to the present, with co-ops as the protagonist,” says Alves. Food co-ops introduced whole and organic foods to the American diet in the 1970s; today they are the champions of local food systems.

“Across the U.S. we’re experiencing both a renaissance and a challenge to food co-ops,” says Sean Doyle, General Manager of the Seward Community Co-op (in Minneapolis, MN). “As food co-ops have grown to be successful businesses with annual sales of over $2 billion, they are facing fierce competition from corporate chain stores in the natural foods market they created. We want the public to know our story and what we stand for.”

When: Saturday, February 1, 7:00 pm (6:30 pm seating and refreshments)

Location: Meaningful Movies, High Point Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way SW

Feb
2
Sun
Log House Museum is open!
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Feb
6
Thu
Log House Museum is open!
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Feb
7
Fri
Log House Museum is open!
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Feb
8
Sat
Log House Museum is open!
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Evening low tide beach walk at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Feb 8 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:

Explore Constellation Park/Richey Viewpoint beach in West Seattle during two winter nighttime low tides with Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists and discover what creatures we see at this time of year. This is a free, family-friendly, drop-in program—no registration necessary! Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

• Friday, January 10, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.73 @ 10:40pm)
• Saturday, February 8, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.45 @ 10:22pm)

Location:
Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach
Directions:
1. Take Spokane St. exit off I–5 to West Seattle
2. Take Admiral Way exit off West Seattle Bridge
3. Stay on Admiral through West Seattle to 63rd Ave SW
4. Turn left at 63rd to Beach Drive SW
5. Park on Beach Drive SW
6. Meet the Naturalists at the canopy at 63rd Ave SW and Beach Dr. SW

Feb
9
Sun
Log House Museum is open!
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Feb
13
Thu
Log House Museum is open!
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Words, Writers & Southwest Stories: Town of Alki: Great Hopes & Fountainhead of Tears @ Southwest Library
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm

At the Southwest Branch library,Town of Alki: Great Hopes & Fountainhead of Tears, a history of the former town of Alki, will be presented by local historian, Phillip Hoffman, who resides in West Seattle’s Alki neighborhood. The Town of Alki no longer exists. In its place rests remnants of summer beach cottages, 1950’s and 60’s styled houses and, increasingly, a collection of waterfront multi-million dollar homes, condominiums, and penthouses. Mr. Hoffman will relate the story of how the Town of Alki came about and why it failed –largely because the founders did not recognize the natural and physical limitations of their location.

This free event by “Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,” a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society is co-hosted by the Seattle Public Library and will take place Thursday, February 13th at 6 PM at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library, 9010 35th Ave. SW in West Seattle.

Mr. Hoffman holds a Masters of Urban Planning degree and is the retired director of the University of Washington Office of Institutional Studies. Upon his retirement, he established the Alki History Project. The Project’s mission is to document, explore, and interpret the history of Seattle’s founding neighborhood.

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ presentations are scheduled for the second Thursday of each month at 6 PM at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Next month on March 12th, Susanna Ryan will present her new, entertaining book, Seattle Walk Report.

For videos on these and other speakers’ presentations, check out “Events” at www.loghousemuseum.org. This newly re-named series is open to hosting any speaker addressing historical issues relating to the Puget Sound/Duwamish Peninsula and/or the general public. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ by phone at 206-290-8315 or e-mailing Dora-Faye@comcast.net .

For more information, call 206-386-4636 or Ask Us. For ADA accommodations, please contact: leap@spl.org.

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.

Feb
14
Fri
Log House Museum is open!
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Feb
15
Sat
Log House Museum is open!
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Feb
16
Sun
Log House Museum is open!
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

‘Love’ silent film with Dennis James on the mighty Wurlitzer @ Kenyon Hall
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm

Wrapping up our Valentine’s weekend, our favorite organist is back to present Greta Garbo and John Gilbert in Love, a grand, over-the-top operatic scale silent film. It’s a modified version of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina story, but in this one Anna lives!

It was retitled to capitalize on the fact that Greta and John were having a torrid affair, and the publicist had a field day displaying on theatre marquees: GRETA GARBO AND JOHN GILBERT IN LOVE. It worked, and the film was a big hit.

Reserved table seats are $14, and row seating is $12 general and $10 seniors. With a reservation, row seating is only $10 general and $8 seniors. (Table seats are not discounted.) Elementary, middle & high school students are $5.

To make a reservation, please e-mail kenyonhall@earthlink.net with your request. You’ll receive an e-mail confirming your reservation. For complete program information, please visit www.kenyonhall.org.

Feb
20
Thu
Log House Museum is open!
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Feb
21
Fri
Log House Museum is open!
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Feb
22
Sat
Log House Museum is open!
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Feb
23
Sun
Log House Museum is open!
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Feb
27
Thu
Log House Museum is open!
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Feb
28
Fri
Log House Museum is open!
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Feb
29
Sat
Log House Museum is open!
Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Mar
1
Sun
Log House Museum is open!
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

May
9
Sat
West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2020
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday, May 9th, 2019, 9 am-3 pm, it’s the 16th annual edition of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, the only event West Seattle Blog coordinates every year – and it’s big. Hundreds of sales all around the peninsula, big and small, individual and group and business and school and organization. Get the map here one week in advance.