West Seattle Event Calendar

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/performance to be listed here? Please send basic info AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE 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!

ADMIRAL THEATER SCHEDULE (updated link)

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.

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) is hosting a holiday arts & crafts fair!

December 7 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

A free event featuring unique, local arts and crafts for sale at the coffee shop. Jewelry, toys, clothing, prints, paintings, furniture, and more!

Makers’ Market at Tibbetts UMC
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Makers Market @ Tibbetts UMC (WSB sponsor). Saturday, Dec 7th, 10 am – 3 pm and Sunday, Dec 8th, 11:30 am– 1 pm. Just in time for the holidays, Tibbetts has a beautiful and unique selection of hand-sewn items, stocking stuffers, crafts, gift baskets, and baked goods available for sale. This year our Makers Market includes artisans from the community! If you would like to rent a table this year, please contact us via this link & we will be in touch.

Our artisans have been using their creative talents and merrily making items that demonstrate their passions. Shoppers – sip on a hot beverage and Christmas cookies while you choose the perfect gifts for special people in your life: children, teachers, bosses, friends, family members. The Makers Market will be held in the Fellowship Hall at the corner of 41st and Andover streets in West Seattle. This year all the proceeds from the Makers Market go to the West Seattle Helpline.

Author Kerri Kokias at Paper Boat Booksellers
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Winter Themed Story-Time with local author, Kerri Kokias @ Paper Boat Booksellers
December 7th @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am.

Families are invited to meet local author, Kerri Kokias. She will read her picture book, “Snow Sisters!” followed by some winter themed games and activities and a fun craft inspired by the story!

Dec
8
Sun
2019
Makers’ Market at Tibbetts UMC
Dec 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Makers Market @ Tibbetts UMC (WSB sponsor). Saturday, Dec 7th, 10 am – 3 pm and Sunday, Dec 8th, 11:30 am– 1 pm. Just in time for the holidays, Tibbetts has a beautiful and unique selection of hand-sewn items, stocking stuffers, crafts, gift baskets, and baked goods available for sale. This year our Makers Market includes artisans from the community! If you would like to rent a table this year, please contact us via this link & we will be in touch.

Our artisans have been using their creative talents and merrily making items that demonstrate their passions. Shoppers – sip on a hot beverage and Christmas cookies while you choose the perfect gifts for special people in your life: children, teachers, bosses, friends, family members. The Makers Market will be held in the Fellowship Hall at the corner of 41st and Andover streets in West Seattle. This year all the proceeds from the Makers Market go to the West Seattle Helpline.

Winter Wander Along Longfellow Creek @ Camp Long
Dec 8 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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.

Author Kim Seely at Paper Boat Booksellers
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dec
12
Thu
2019
Curls Night Out at VAIN
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

VAIN and our favorite curly hair product line DevaCurl will be hosting a fun night out to celebrate curls!

DevaCurl educators and VAIN’s own curly experts will be on hand to offer advice and tutorials to create perfect curly styles. Have a burning curly hair question? Please bring it to us! Free gifts with purchase – Curl instruction and 15% off all DevaCurl products for one night only. Refreshments and treats will be served!

Words, Writers & Southwest Stories: Feliks Banel @ Southwest Library
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm

At the Southwest Branch library, local broadcaster and historian Feliks Banel explores our region’s darkest weather days and most infamous storms in his book, Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State. With archival photos, radio, and TV clips, Banel takes us back in time to hear stories of those who survived some of the worst Pacific Northwest weather in recorded history.

This free event by ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society is co-sponsored by Humanities Washington and the Seattle Public Library. Feliks Banel’s event will take place at 6 PM at the SW Branch Library, 9010 35th Ave.SW, on Thursday, Dec. 12th, 2019.

Banel explores how the storms in Washington can revive our shared humanity. Frightening weather can bind communities together to share resources, commiserate, and protect each other. Participants are encouraged to share their own memories of how they survive being snowed in, washed out, or left without power in the wake of a big storm—and why we remember those moments for the rest of our lives.

Feliks Banel is a writer and producer and serves as editor of COLUMBIA, the quarterly magazine of the Washington State Historical Society. He has been a host and contributor for KIRO Radio on matters of Northwest history and culture for many years; he created the history series “This NOT Just In” for KUOW Public Radio, and he produces documentaries for the Seattle Channel.

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ presentations are scheduled for the Second Thursday of each month at 6 PM at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Next month on January 9th, David Ward will present ROORD: To War in a Rubber Duck, one of a series of WWII historical fiction novels.

For videos on these and other speakers’ presentations, check out “Events” at www.loghousemuseum.org. This newly re-named 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 e-mailing Dora-Faye@comcast.net .

For more information, call 206-386-4636 or Ask Us. For ADA accommodations, please contact: leap@spl.org.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Dec
13
Fri
2019
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

West Seattle Winter Night Market @ Sanctuary at Admiral
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Just in time to get all your holiday shopping done, join Flock Collective for our seasonal curated pop-up market featuring over 20 local artists, makers, and bakers. Grab a beverage and browse handmade jewelry, candles, handbags, clothing and much more.

This event is free and all are welcome!

Pop-up Jewelry Show at VAIN
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pop-up Jewelry show with Mary Stone from An Occasional Dream. Turn your style volume up to 11 with this acrylic rock and roll fantasy jewelry.

Dec
14
Sat
2019
Christmas Market @ Admiral UCC Church
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, Dec 14, 10-4, “Christmas Market”, handmade gifts/crafts, baked goods and food. Admiral Congregational Church, 4320 SW Hill

Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Dec
15
Sun
2019
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Jan
14
Tue
2020
Tinkergarten Free Trial @ Lincoln Park
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, Alison Arnote, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we share insight into your child’s development.

This trial class is:

  • Designed for children ages 18 months-8 years. Child/children are accompanied by an adult. Siblings of any other age are most welcome.
  • Limited to the first 15 families who register.

Kids may get a bit messy (Hurrah!), so please send them in clothing that can get dirty.

We start the class at the specified location but may end within a reasonable walk from that location.

This trial class is free.

Sign up at https://tinkergarten.com/classes/90855.

Visit https://tinkergarten.com/classes for more times and locations.

Preschool Open House @ Hope Lutheran School
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Make sure to add the Preschool Open House to your calendar!

Most preschools begin to register students for the coming fall at this time, so it’s never too early to do your research. Bring your child(ren) and watch them explore and play in the fun environment that will become like a second home to them. 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.

Refreshments will be provided. Please call the school office at 935-8500 or emailadmissions@hopeseattle.org for more information. Check out our latest video about Hope School!