West Seattle Event Calendar

*6/29/20 NOTE: We’re ramping 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.

Oct
24
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Oct
27
Tue
Keith And Chenoa Egawa Discuss “The Whale Child” @ Online (see listing)
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This brother and sister writing team share the story of Shiny, a whale child that becomes a boy to help humans understand the harm facing the world’s oceans.

Registration required. Please click here to register.

The Whale Child introduces children ages 7 to 12 to existing environmental issues with a message of hope, education, sharing, and action.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and Seattle City of Literature. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Shiny is a whale child. One day his mother teaches him about the harm facing the world’s oceans because of human carelessness. Shiny agrees to be turned into a boy by the ocean’s water spirit so he can visit the land and alert people to these dangers. He meets Alex, a young Coast Salish girl who learns from Shiny that the living spirit of water exists in everything–glaciers, rivers, oceans, rain, plants, and all living creatures. Together the two travel the earth, confronting the realities of a planet threatened by an uncertain future. Inspired by Shiny’s hope, humor, and wisdom, Alex makes the promise to become a teacher for future generations. She realizes that the timeless Indigenous value of environmental stewardship is needed now more than ever and that we must all stand up on behalf of Mother Earth.

Written and illustrated by Indigenous authors Keith Egawa and Chenoa Egawa, The Whale Child introduces children ages 7 to 12 to existing environmental issues with a message of hope, education, sharing, and action. Also included are resources for students and teachers to facilitate learning about Pacific Northwest Indigenous cultures and the environment.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

KEITH and CHENOA EGAWA are siblings who co-wrote and illustrated The Whale Child (2020) and Tani’s Search for the Heart (2013). They are both enrolled members of the Lummi Indian Nation.

KEITH EGAWA is a graduate of the University of Washington’s Creative Writing program and author of the novel Madchild Running (Red Crane Books Inc. 1999). Keith’s extensive work experience in the fields of Children and Family Services and Indian Education Reform has provided him with both inspiration and insight into this subject matter. Keith has been awarded several artists grants, including the ARTs Up grant through the Seattle Arts Commission, which was used to conduct a series of writing workshops for Native youth in the Seattle area.

CHENOA EGAWA is the owner of Swan Clan Productions. She is a traditional Native singer, storyteller, ceremonial leader, and medicine carrier. Chenoa has served as a Lummi delegate and an interpreter in Central and South America and for the UN. She has also served as Indian Education liaison in public and tribal schools, promoting racial equity through art and education.

PRAISE:

“Vivid illustrations juxtapose the beauty and scale of the natural world that the children explore. . . . This necessary read decolonizes the Western construction of climate change.”

—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“For the Coast Salish people, the nonhuman living world is not filled with resources to be abused and extracted—rather, these are our relatives that carry our original instructions. . . . Promoting these concepts and the necessary fusion of Indigenous ecological perspectives with western understandings is the fully realized mantra narrated for us in this marvelous story. The critical insights of our responsibilities and the truth of reciprocity—particularly with water, the first medicine—are woven into each page. Through playful adventure, the essence of ancient instructions emerges in the context of a modern world.”

—Valerie Segrest, Muckleshoot, author, Native food systems strategist and wild medicine expert

“A treasure of a book—educational, inspirational, and beautiful!”

—Keely Parrack, author of Morning, Sunshine!

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.

Oct
31
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am

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Nov
7
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am

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Nov
9
Mon
Greater West Seattle Middle School Virtual Information Night @ Online
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm

Greater West Seattle Virtual Middle School Information Night – November 9, 2020 at 6 pm
Have questions about what to expect in middle school, or how to select the right school for your student? Wondering what options are available in or near West Seattle? We invite you to join a virtual session which includes schools representing public, private, charter, and independent schools. A general information session will begin the call and then participants will be able to attend a question and answer session with individual schools through the school’s Zoom link. Registration is required to attend this event.

To attend this event register through this link: https://jkokkonis.typeform.com/to/OSYgxGck

Zoom links will be emailed to registered participants the day of the event. Check out our Facebook page for updates.

Schools participating in the event:
Explorer West
Harbor School
Holy Family
Holy Rosary
Hope Lutheran School
Madison Middle School
McMurray Middle School
Our Lady of Guadalupe
St. Francis
Summit Atlas
Westside School

Questions? Email Ted Holmes at tedh@westsideschool.org or Sally Heit, at sheit@hopeseattle.org

Nov
14
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am

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Nov
17
Tue
Hope Lutheran School informational events @ Online
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm

Virtual All-School Open House – November 17, 2020, 6 pm via Zoom
We invite you to our All-School Open House on Zoom, hosted by Admissions Director, Sally Heit. It’s never too early to think about learning opportunities for your student(s) for the coming Fall. Meet the administrative staff, teachers from preschool, elementary and middle school, and hear about how Hope School is conducting in-person and remote learning in this uncertain time of Covid19. To attend the event, register through this link: https://forms.gle/1coHMjAJCEh1gowF6 The Zoom link will be emailed to registered families the day of the event. Questions, email admissions@hopeseattle.org or visit our Apply page on our website.

Kindergarten Information Night – December 1, 2020 6:00 p.m. Via Zoom
Kindergarten is a big milestone for your child, and there are many educational options to choose from. We want to help you with that decision by giving you information regarding kindergarten readiness and what to expect that first year. Join us December 1 to learn more about how ready your child is for kindergarten and what kindergarten looks like at Hope School. To attend this virtual event, please register using this link: https://forms.gle/mmRdnsvH3rhjt5A86. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to participants the day of the event. Questions? Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information.

Preschool Open House – Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
Make sure to add the Preschool Open House to the calendar. Most preschools begin to register students for the coming fall at this time, so it is never too early to do your research. Although your student(s) won’t be able to explore the classroom, our teachers will be on hand to answer questions and talk about our play-based approach to learning and building a strong foundation for your little one to grow from. To register to attend this event, click this link: https://forms.gle/5Uw6ygCK3uPVKPto9 Questions? Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information.

Nov
21
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am

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Nov
28
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am

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Dec
1
Tue
Hope Lutheran School informational events @ Online
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm

Virtual All-School Open House – November 17, 2020, 6 pm via Zoom
We invite you to our All-School Open House on Zoom, hosted by Admissions Director, Sally Heit. It’s never too early to think about learning opportunities for your student(s) for the coming Fall. Meet the administrative staff, teachers from preschool, elementary and middle school, and hear about how Hope School is conducting in-person and remote learning in this uncertain time of Covid19. To attend the event, register through this link: https://forms.gle/1coHMjAJCEh1gowF6 The Zoom link will be emailed to registered families the day of the event. Questions, email admissions@hopeseattle.org or visit our Apply page on our website.

Kindergarten Information Night – December 1, 2020 6:00 p.m. Via Zoom
Kindergarten is a big milestone for your child, and there are many educational options to choose from. We want to help you with that decision by giving you information regarding kindergarten readiness and what to expect that first year. Join us December 1 to learn more about how ready your child is for kindergarten and what kindergarten looks like at Hope School. To attend this virtual event, please register using this link: https://forms.gle/mmRdnsvH3rhjt5A86. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to participants the day of the event. Questions? Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information.

Preschool Open House – Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
Make sure to add the Preschool Open House to the calendar. Most preschools begin to register students for the coming fall at this time, so it is never too early to do your research. Although your student(s) won’t be able to explore the classroom, our teachers will be on hand to answer questions and talk about our play-based approach to learning and building a strong foundation for your little one to grow from. To register to attend this event, click this link: https://forms.gle/5Uw6ygCK3uPVKPto9 Questions? Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information.

Dec
5
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Dec
8
Tue
Explorer West Middle School remote previews @ Online
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm

October 17, 10 AM
December 8, 6:30 PM

Explorer West Middle School serves grades 6-8 in West Seattle. We invite you to explore our small and supportive community – virtually! Topics covered include:

Our programs, including core, co-curricular, and afterschool offerings
Our current hybrid schedule
Outdoor classrooms
Life in our community

We will be on hand to answer questions and discuss admissions. Please contact Dawn with any questions at (206) 935-0495 or dawnf@explorer-west.org.

To register and get participation information – go here

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Dec
12
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am

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Everyone’s welcome.

Dec
19
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Dec 19 @ 11:00 am

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Everyone’s welcome.

Dec
26
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Dec 26 @ 11:00 am

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Jan
2
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Jan 2 @ 11:00 am

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Everyone’s welcome.

Jan
9
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Jan 9 @ 11:00 am

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Everyone’s welcome.

Jan
12
Tue
Hope Lutheran School informational events @ Online
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm

Virtual All-School Open House – November 17, 2020, 6 pm via Zoom
We invite you to our All-School Open House on Zoom, hosted by Admissions Director, Sally Heit. It’s never too early to think about learning opportunities for your student(s) for the coming Fall. Meet the administrative staff, teachers from preschool, elementary and middle school, and hear about how Hope School is conducting in-person and remote learning in this uncertain time of Covid19. To attend the event, register through this link: https://forms.gle/1coHMjAJCEh1gowF6 The Zoom link will be emailed to registered families the day of the event. Questions, email admissions@hopeseattle.org or visit our Apply page on our website.

Kindergarten Information Night – December 1, 2020 6:00 p.m. Via Zoom
Kindergarten is a big milestone for your child, and there are many educational options to choose from. We want to help you with that decision by giving you information regarding kindergarten readiness and what to expect that first year. Join us December 1 to learn more about how ready your child is for kindergarten and what kindergarten looks like at Hope School. To attend this virtual event, please register using this link: https://forms.gle/mmRdnsvH3rhjt5A86. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to participants the day of the event. Questions? Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information.

Preschool Open House – Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
Make sure to add the Preschool Open House to the calendar. Most preschools begin to register students for the coming fall at this time, so it is never too early to do your research. Although your student(s) won’t be able to explore the classroom, our teachers will be on hand to answer questions and talk about our play-based approach to learning and building a strong foundation for your little one to grow from. To register to attend this event, click this link: https://forms.gle/5Uw6ygCK3uPVKPto9 Questions? Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information.

Jan
16
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Jan 16 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Jan
23
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am

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Everyone’s welcome.

Jan
30
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am

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Feb
6
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Feb 6 @ 11:00 am

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Feb
13
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am

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Feb
20
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am

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Feb
27
Sat
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Feb 27 @ 11:00 am

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Mar
6
Sat
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Mar
13
Sat
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Mar
20
Sat
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Mar 20 @ 11:00 am

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Mar
27
Sat
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Mar 27 @ 11:00 am

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Apr
3
Sat
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Apr
10
Sat
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Apr
17
Sat
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Apr
24
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May
1
Sat
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May
8
Sat
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May
15
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May
22
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May
29
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Jun
5
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Jun
12
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Jun
19
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Jun
26
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Jul
3
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Jul
10
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Jul
17
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Jul
24
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Jul
31
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Jul 31 @ 11:00 am

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Aug
7
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Aug 7 @ 11:00 am

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Aug
14
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Aug
21
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Aug 21 @ 11:00 am

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Aug
28
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Sep
4
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Sep
11
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Sep
18
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Sep
25
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Oct
2
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Oct
9
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Oct 9 @ 11:00 am

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Oct
16
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Oct
23
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Oct 23 @ 11:00 am

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Oct
30
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Oct 30 @ 11:00 am

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Nov
6
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Nov
13
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Nov
20
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Nov
27
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Nov 27 @ 11:00 am

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Dec
4
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Dec
11
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Dec
18
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Dec
25
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Jan
1
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Jan
8
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Jan
15
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22
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29
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Feb
5
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Feb
12
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Feb
19
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