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.

STEAM Learning From Home: Coast Salish Design And Crafts
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn about Coast Salish Design and get some ideas to create bookmarks and carving soap!

Visit our Kids YouTube Channel to watch the videos.

Summer of Learning Teaching Artist, Ty Juvinel is a Tulalip Tribal member, artist and carver.

Coast Salish Design a closer look: an introduction to the Coast Salish style of art, reviewing shapes and how they should be used in theory to create positive and negative designs, depicted as Salish art.

Age range: 8 years and up
Items needed: none. This is not a hands-on or participatory but you can use pencil, paper, or crayons, to draw and create your designs.

Salish Style Bookmarks: If you had the chance to watch Coast Salish Design a closer look, then we will put some ideas to paper, using shapes to create an eagle and salmon bookmarks. Once done designing you will see how to color and understand positive and negative shapes.

Age range: 8 years and up
Items needed: cardstock or paper; scissors; pencil and eraser; colored pencils/pens, crayons or paint

Salish Style Salmon Soap Carving: learn how to carve a salmon figure with minimal tools needed, as well as understanding coast Salish Design elements.

Age range: 8 years and up
Items needed: bar of soap, spoon, optional butter knife

This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Every Day is Earth Day!, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. This year Summer of Learning is a little different, but we still have plenty of activities to keep kids engaged, reading and learning all summer!

Duwamish River Festival @ Duwamish Waterway Park
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join the Duwamish Valley community for the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition‘s Annual Duwamish River Festival!

The Festival is free to all!