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
22
Thu
West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Standing info:

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition meetings are held at Neighborhood House High Point, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of most months. (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Room 207B (enter from the rear plaza).

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Nov
3
Tue
West Seattle Bike Connections meeting @ Neighborhood House High Point
Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Check WSBC’s website for updates. Standing info:

West Seattle Bike Connections monthly meeting
From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW

We are working on making it safer and more enjoyable to bike and walk in West Seattle, and to surrounding neighborhoods and downtown. Come join us to plan activities and advocate for sustainable, healthy transportation.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Nov
26
Thu
West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
Nov 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Standing info:

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition meetings are held at Neighborhood House High Point, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of most months. (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Room 207B (enter from the rear plaza).

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Dec
1
Tue
West Seattle Bike Connections meeting @ Neighborhood House High Point
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Check WSBC’s website for updates. Standing info:

West Seattle Bike Connections monthly meeting
From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW

We are working on making it safer and more enjoyable to bike and walk in West Seattle, and to surrounding neighborhoods and downtown. Come join us to plan activities and advocate for sustainable, healthy transportation.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Dec
24
Thu
West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
Dec 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Standing info:

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition meetings are held at Neighborhood House High Point, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of most months. (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Room 207B (enter from the rear plaza).

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Jan
5
Tue
West Seattle Bike Connections meeting @ Neighborhood House High Point
Jan 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Check WSBC’s website for updates. Standing info:

West Seattle Bike Connections monthly meeting
From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW

We are working on making it safer and more enjoyable to bike and walk in West Seattle, and to surrounding neighborhoods and downtown. Come join us to plan activities and advocate for sustainable, healthy transportation.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Jan
28
Thu
West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Standing info:

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition meetings are held at Neighborhood House High Point, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of most months. (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Room 207B (enter from the rear plaza).

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Feb
2
Tue
West Seattle Bike Connections meeting @ Neighborhood House High Point
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Check WSBC’s website for updates. Standing info:

West Seattle Bike Connections monthly meeting
From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW

We are working on making it safer and more enjoyable to bike and walk in West Seattle, and to surrounding neighborhoods and downtown. Come join us to plan activities and advocate for sustainable, healthy transportation.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Feb
25
Thu
West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Standing info:

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition meetings are held at Neighborhood House High Point, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of most months. (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Room 207B (enter from the rear plaza).

Feb
27
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Mar
2
Tue
West Seattle Bike Connections meeting @ Neighborhood House High Point
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Check WSBC’s website for updates. Standing info:

West Seattle Bike Connections monthly meeting
From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW

We are working on making it safer and more enjoyable to bike and walk in West Seattle, and to surrounding neighborhoods and downtown. Come join us to plan activities and advocate for sustainable, healthy transportation.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Mar
25
Thu
West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Standing info:

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition meetings are held at Neighborhood House High Point, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of most months. (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Room 207B (enter from the rear plaza).

Mar
27
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Apr
3
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Apr
6
Tue
West Seattle Bike Connections meeting @ Neighborhood House High Point
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Check WSBC’s website for updates. Standing info:

West Seattle Bike Connections monthly meeting
From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW

We are working on making it safer and more enjoyable to bike and walk in West Seattle, and to surrounding neighborhoods and downtown. Come join us to plan activities and advocate for sustainable, healthy transportation.

Apr
10
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Apr 10 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Apr
17
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Apr
22
Thu
West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Standing info:

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition meetings are held at Neighborhood House High Point, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of most months. (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Room 207B (enter from the rear plaza).

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

May
1
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
May 1 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

May
4
Tue
West Seattle Bike Connections meeting @ Neighborhood House High Point
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Check WSBC’s website for updates. Standing info:

West Seattle Bike Connections monthly meeting
From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW

We are working on making it safer and more enjoyable to bike and walk in West Seattle, and to surrounding neighborhoods and downtown. Come join us to plan activities and advocate for sustainable, healthy transportation.

May
8
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
May 8 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

May
15
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
May 15 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

May
22
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
May 22 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

May
27
Thu
West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
May 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Standing info:

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition meetings are held at Neighborhood House High Point, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of most months. (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Room 207B (enter from the rear plaza).

May
29
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
May 29 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Jun
1
Tue
West Seattle Bike Connections meeting @ Neighborhood House High Point
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Check WSBC’s website for updates. Standing info:

West Seattle Bike Connections monthly meeting
From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW

We are working on making it safer and more enjoyable to bike and walk in West Seattle, and to surrounding neighborhoods and downtown. Come join us to plan activities and advocate for sustainable, healthy transportation.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Jun
24
Thu
West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Standing info:

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition meetings are held at Neighborhood House High Point, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of most months. (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Room 207B (enter from the rear plaza).

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Jul
3
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Jul
6
Tue
West Seattle Bike Connections meeting @ Neighborhood House High Point
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Check WSBC’s website for updates. Standing info:

West Seattle Bike Connections monthly meeting
From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW

We are working on making it safer and more enjoyable to bike and walk in West Seattle, and to surrounding neighborhoods and downtown. Come join us to plan activities and advocate for sustainable, healthy transportation.

Jul
10
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Jul
17
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Jul
22
Thu
West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Standing info:

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition meetings are held at Neighborhood House High Point, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of most months. (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Room 207B (enter from the rear plaza).

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Aug
3
Tue
West Seattle Bike Connections meeting @ Neighborhood House High Point
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Check WSBC’s website for updates. Standing info:

West Seattle Bike Connections monthly meeting
From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW

We are working on making it safer and more enjoyable to bike and walk in West Seattle, and to surrounding neighborhoods and downtown. Come join us to plan activities and advocate for sustainable, healthy transportation.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Aug
26
Thu
West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Standing info:

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition meetings are held at Neighborhood House High Point, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of most months. (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Room 207B (enter from the rear plaza).

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Sep
4
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Sep 4 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Sep
7
Tue
West Seattle Bike Connections meeting @ Neighborhood House High Point
Sep 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Check WSBC’s website for updates. Standing info:

West Seattle Bike Connections monthly meeting
From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW

We are working on making it safer and more enjoyable to bike and walk in West Seattle, and to surrounding neighborhoods and downtown. Come join us to plan activities and advocate for sustainable, healthy transportation.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Sep
18
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Sep 18 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Sep
23
Thu
West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Standing info:

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition meetings are held at Neighborhood House High Point, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of most months. (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Room 207B (enter from the rear plaza).

Sep
25
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Oct
5
Tue
West Seattle Bike Connections meeting @ Neighborhood House High Point
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Check WSBC’s website for updates. Standing info:

West Seattle Bike Connections monthly meeting
From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW

We are working on making it safer and more enjoyable to bike and walk in West Seattle, and to surrounding neighborhoods and downtown. Come join us to plan activities and advocate for sustainable, healthy transportation.

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

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.