West Seattle Event Calendar

*3/28/20 NOTE: As the COVID-19 situation continues, the calendar isn’t of much use, but we’re adding known online events, so let us know if you’re scheduling one!*

(original introduction) Want your West Seattle event/meeting/performance 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, usually including a map, plus a chance to post a comment/question.

Apr
9
Thu
Words, Writers & Southwest Stories: Dan Raley (on video) @ (see listing)
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,’ a historically based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is excited to announce that it is re-releasing a recorded presentation of Dan Raley, award winning sports journalist, at 6:00 PM on Thursday, April 9th. Raley’s presentation, entitled “How Seattle Became a Big-League Sports Town,” was originally delivered as part of the Words, Writers & West Seattle series on March 4, 2016. A favorite from the series’ early scheduling, Raley’s re-released presentation was chosen as a substitute for a live speaker due to social distancing mandates. The presentation will be made available at www.loghousemuseum.org on April 9.

Raley is an award winning sports journalist, author, and former aerospace writer. He worked as a journalist at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for 29 years. His previously published books include The Brandon Roy Story, published by Old Seattle Press, 2013; Pitchers of Beer: The Story of the Seattle Rainiers, published by the University of Nebraska Press, 2011; and Tideflats to Tomorrow: The History of Seattle’s Sodo, published by Fairgreens Publishing, 2010.

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ presentations are scheduled regularly for the Second Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library. The presentation for next month (scheduled for May 14th) will be announced at a later date, depending on our community’s ongoing efforts to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For videos of other speakers’ presentations, please visit “Events” at www.loghousemuseum.org. This 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 by e-mail at Dora-Faye@comcast.net.

Apr
24
Fri
Benefit cider sales @ South Lincoln Park/Fauntleroy ferry line
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

To raise money and support Immigrant Families Together, students and parents from the Taproot School have been selling lemonade (summer) and Hot Cider (by donation) to ferry travelers and park goers since school began in September. They gather in front of the southern Lincoln Park parking lot, with mobile sellers to catch those in line. All proceeds go to Immigrant Families Together and all supplies have been donated or created by the students and families.

So far this year, the Taproot school sold lemonade for the cause, raising $1,000 from generous West Seattle/Vashon/Southworth travellers in August and $546 from Hot Cider in October. There was a smaller crew in December who raised over $100 during the holiday break. Our enthusiasm continues as we have now organized for a regular series of Hot Cider/Lemonade sales to keep this incredible organization and cause top of mind. We are hoping the warm cider and excited kids will continue to raise awareness, spirits and funds and encourage people to turn out to support the school’s efforts.

Who: Taproot School Students & Families
What: Hot Cider Stand (mobile and stationary) – (Lemonade in warmer months)
Where: Based out of the South Lincoln Park Parking Lot
When:
Friday, January 24
Friday, February 28
Friday, March 28
Friday, April 24
Friday, May 23
Friday, June 27
Why: To raise funds to donate to Immigrant Families Together
Call to Action: We encourage West Seattle/Vashon/Southworth ferry travelers and Lincoln Park goers to support out students in raising money for Immigrant Families Together.

Immigrant Families Together is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization working to keep families together by providing bond money for parents, legal services, safe housing, clothing, food, cellphones among other vital services to help families have the best possible chance at receiving asylum. For more information about how to help immigrant families stay together or to donate directly, please go (here).

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.

May
22
Fri
Benefit cider sales @ South Lincoln Park/Fauntleroy ferry line
May 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

To raise money and support Immigrant Families Together, students and parents from the Taproot School have been selling lemonade (summer) and Hot Cider (by donation) to ferry travelers and park goers since school began in September. They gather in front of the southern Lincoln Park parking lot, with mobile sellers to catch those in line. All proceeds go to Immigrant Families Together and all supplies have been donated or created by the students and families.

So far this year, the Taproot school sold lemonade for the cause, raising $1,000 from generous West Seattle/Vashon/Southworth travellers in August and $546 from Hot Cider in October. There was a smaller crew in December who raised over $100 during the holiday break. Our enthusiasm continues as we have now organized for a regular series of Hot Cider/Lemonade sales to keep this incredible organization and cause top of mind. We are hoping the warm cider and excited kids will continue to raise awareness, spirits and funds and encourage people to turn out to support the school’s efforts.

Who: Taproot School Students & Families
What: Hot Cider Stand (mobile and stationary) – (Lemonade in warmer months)
Where: Based out of the South Lincoln Park Parking Lot
When:
Friday, January 24
Friday, February 28
Friday, March 28
Friday, April 24
Friday, May 23
Friday, June 27
Why: To raise funds to donate to Immigrant Families Together
Call to Action: We encourage West Seattle/Vashon/Southworth ferry travelers and Lincoln Park goers to support out students in raising money for Immigrant Families Together.

Immigrant Families Together is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization working to keep families together by providing bond money for parents, legal services, safe housing, clothing, food, cellphones among other vital services to help families have the best possible chance at receiving asylum. For more information about how to help immigrant families stay together or to donate directly, please go (here).

Jun
26
Fri
Benefit cider sales @ South Lincoln Park/Fauntleroy ferry line
Jun 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

To raise money and support Immigrant Families Together, students and parents from the Taproot School have been selling lemonade (summer) and Hot Cider (by donation) to ferry travelers and park goers since school began in September. They gather in front of the southern Lincoln Park parking lot, with mobile sellers to catch those in line. All proceeds go to Immigrant Families Together and all supplies have been donated or created by the students and families.

So far this year, the Taproot school sold lemonade for the cause, raising $1,000 from generous West Seattle/Vashon/Southworth travellers in August and $546 from Hot Cider in October. There was a smaller crew in December who raised over $100 during the holiday break. Our enthusiasm continues as we have now organized for a regular series of Hot Cider/Lemonade sales to keep this incredible organization and cause top of mind. We are hoping the warm cider and excited kids will continue to raise awareness, spirits and funds and encourage people to turn out to support the school’s efforts.

Who: Taproot School Students & Families
What: Hot Cider Stand (mobile and stationary) – (Lemonade in warmer months)
Where: Based out of the South Lincoln Park Parking Lot
When:
Friday, January 24
Friday, February 28
Friday, March 28
Friday, April 24
Friday, May 23
Friday, June 27
Why: To raise funds to donate to Immigrant Families Together
Call to Action: We encourage West Seattle/Vashon/Southworth ferry travelers and Lincoln Park goers to support out students in raising money for Immigrant Families Together.

Immigrant Families Together is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization working to keep families together by providing bond money for parents, legal services, safe housing, clothing, food, cellphones among other vital services to help families have the best possible chance at receiving asylum. For more information about how to help immigrant families stay together or to donate directly, please go (here).