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Vashon Wilderness Program (VWP) will host its 13th Annual Storytelling Festival on Sunday, January 26 at 1pm at the Vashon Theatre on Vashon Island. This free, family-friendly event is “for the community, by the community” and will feature nature-based stories–personal, mythic, and ancestral–told by VWP’s seasoned staff and audience members alike.
Storytelling is a core routine at VWP’s nature-immersion programs. Their staff practice oral traditions to inspire the children and instill valuable lessons in wilderness survival, naturalist skills, and community building. VWP students also practice sharing their own stories, both to help deepen their learning journeys and to discover their authentic voices.
Audience members of all ages are invited to bring a prepared 5-minute story, spin a tale in the One-Minute Story-thon, or join the fun, interactive group storytelling improv games.
The Storytelling Festival is best suited for ages 4 and older. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to purchase snacks and sign up for a tellers’ spot.
VWP (a 501c3 non-profit) provides nature immersion programs for people for all ages from Vashon and surrounding Puget Sound communities. To date, VWP has helped nearly 4,500 children, teens, adults, and families connect deeply with themselves, each other, and nature through their transformative nature mentoring programs, camps, workshops, and trainings.
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?
- Timothy Curenton, Author of Twelfth Man.
- Devin Pittman of Unified Outreach youth arts programs.
- Artemis West of Inspire arts and athletics.
- Dave (Pablo D) Narvaez, Cultural historian, head of Studio Narvaez Photography, and founder of the North City Rockers dance crew.
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.]
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)
Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach
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
Classic Novels (and Movies) book club at Paper Boat Booksellers: join us to read the classics!
Our first book will be Jane Austen’s Emma-it’s a long one, but full of subtle humor and wit!
This club will meet to read classic works of fiction from any era and country, beginning with nineteenth-century England. We will discuss them as literary works and as the basis for recent film adaptations as available. If there are no movies released in the near future, we will simply choose another great novel to read, as a group.
To begin, we will read Jane Austen’s Emma, which has inspired a film version Emma (dir. Autumn de Wilde; scheduled for release in late February 2020).
Discussion leader: West Seattle native Julia Douthwaite Viglione lived in Indiana for many years as professor of French literature at Notre Dame and is delighted to be back home! She proposes this club as a fun and intellectually stimulating way to enjoy reading psychologically deep, complex works of fiction with other people. With the release of new films inspired by classics, it’s especially intriguing to read the “real thing” and observe the changes made…
To register for this free event:
West Seattle Children and Youth Collective invites you to join us for Great Conversations Between Parents and Teens: Top Ten Talks to Have Together.
This gathering is for parents of middle school and high school students and focuses on important conversations to consider having with teens to promote understanding and build a base of trust partnership.
The featured speaker is Julie Metzger, the founder of Great Conversations.