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At the Senior Center of West Seattle:
“I Loosed My Father’s Boots” is West Seattle Poet Marjorie Laughlin’s first collection of poetry. She will be sharing poems from this collection when she reads at the Senior Center after lunch on Tuesday, November 19 from 1pm to 1:30pm.
Her poems include remembrances of her childhood on the family farm on Ribbon Ridge and small town living in the Chehalem valley in Oregon. Marjorie’s poems are wide ranging. A visit to family friends in a small village in Italy resulted in her poem “Generations.” Working in her garden and observing the beauty of the iris led to “A Tale of Two Queens.”
Marjorie doesn’t shy away from social issues or even existential ones. “A Thirty
Foot Drop” discusses hazards facing people experiencing homelessness. “Resurrection Day” is about capital punishment. “Picnic on the Beach” reflects on the possibility of a nuclear conflagration. “A Visit” shows the heartache of dementia. Many of Marjorie’s poems reflect on nature. Her approach with familiar subjects sometimes comes with a twist.
If you’d like to join us for this reading, please register in advance at the front desk or by calling 206.932.4044 x1 so we know how many people to plan for. This event is free.
At The Kenney (WSB sponsor):
November’s big holiday is Thanksgiving, but sometimes “life happens” and it’s difficult to feel thankful all the time. The Kenney is honored to host best-selling author, speaker, teacher, and storyteller David George Brooke, “That Gratitude Guy.” Whether you’ve suffered tragedy and the loss of loved ones or are just looking to manage the stress in your life, this is the program for you! David presents an entertaining, enlightening, and empowering seminar that provides you with the tools and techniques to take charge of your life by embracing the power of gratitude and using simple exercises to break old habits and beliefs to re-form and re-focus your life with much higher expectations. Be prepared to look at your life differently…”gratitude turns what you have into enough!”
Join us for a welcome reception at 6 pm with coffee and dessert. Please RSVP to (206) 937-2800. Gratitude journals will be available for purchase.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
6:30-7:30PM, Community Rooms 1 and 2
Fall nature outings are open for registration now! Sign up for the popular nighttime walks, bird tours, mushroom walks, and so much more…
Winter Wander Along Longfellow Creek at Camp Long.
Longfellow Creek is a major waterway in West Seattle. It is also a little piece of the wild in the middle of the city. Coho salmon migrate up this waterway; beavers build dams and lodges on this creek; owls hunt for food along this artery. Explore a portion of this urban wilderness with a Seattle Urban Nature Guide. Look for seasonal changes and get to know some of your wild neighbors.
Be prepared to do some hiking over uneven terrain on this program.
Ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Everyone attending the program must be registered.
Meet the leader at the Camp Long Lodge.
Learn proactive tips and step you can take to enhance your personal safety in courses taught by female Seattle Police officers and employees.
In this class, you will learn:
- the important role your instincts and gut reactions can play
- how to identify and avoid potentially dangerous situations
- how to make a safety plan
- how to decrease the odds of becoming a victim.
This class features facilitated discussions and lectures about crime and public safety. It is not a self-defense class.
This class is open to women of all ages and is most appropriate for young women who are at least 14 years of age.
This class is not appropriate for children and children should not attend.