West Seattle Event Calendar

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Storytelling Festival on Vashon @ Vashon Theatre
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Vashon Wilderness Program (VWP) will host its 13th Annual Storytelling Festival on Sunday, January 26 at 1pm at the Vashon Theatre on Vashon Island. This free, family-friendly event is “for the community, by the community” and will feature nature-based stories–personal, mythic, and ancestral–told by VWP’s seasoned staff and audience members alike.

Storytelling is a core routine at VWP’s nature-immersion programs. Their staff practice oral traditions to inspire the children and instill valuable lessons in wilderness survival, naturalist skills, and community building. VWP students also practice sharing their own stories, both to help deepen their learning journeys and to discover their authentic voices.

Audience members of all ages are invited to bring a prepared 5-minute story, spin a tale in the One-Minute Story-thon, or join the fun, interactive group storytelling improv games.

The Storytelling Festival is best suited for ages 4 and older. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to purchase snacks and sign up for a tellers’ spot.

VWP (a 501c3 non-profit) provides nature immersion programs for people for all ages from Vashon and surrounding Puget Sound communities. To date, VWP has helped nearly 4,500 children, teens, adults, and families connect deeply with themselves, each other, and nature through their transformative nature mentoring programs, camps, workshops, and trainings.

Seafood Fest and Scholarship Fundraiser @ Alki Masonic Hall
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Alki Lodge #152’s annual Seafood Fest and Scholarship Fundraiser
All proceeds support public schools scholarship program

Sunday, January 26th, 5-8 pm

Silent auction 6-7 pm

$35 for adults in advance, $50 at door
$15 youth 12 and under
Children under 5 free
Beer & wine, additional charge

More info: Martin Monk, 425-681-5024

Evening low tide beach walk at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Feb 8 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:

Explore Constellation Park/Richey Viewpoint beach in West Seattle during two winter nighttime low tides with Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists and discover what creatures we see at this time of year. This is a free, family-friendly, drop-in program—no registration necessary! Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

• Friday, January 10, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.73 @ 10:40pm)
• Saturday, February 8, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.45 @ 10:22pm)

Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach
1. Take Spokane St. exit off I–5 to West Seattle
2. Take Admiral Way exit off West Seattle Bridge
3. Stay on Admiral through West Seattle to 63rd Ave SW
4. Turn left at 63rd to Beach Drive SW
5. Park on Beach Drive SW
6. Meet the Naturalists at the canopy at 63rd Ave SW and Beach Dr. SW

Alki Oyster Fest 2020 @ Multiple Alki Beach venues
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for the third annual Alki Oyster Fest on Alki Beach. Bigger and better than ever! This year features delicious oyster selections from Hama Hama, Baywater Shellfish Company, Taylor Shellfish and Chelsea Farms. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alki-oyster-fest-tickets-83886850829

Complement your
dish with a frosty microbrew or wine by the glass from our partners, West
Seattle Brewing Company, Alki Beach Pub and Harry’s Beach House.

Tickets include:
Eight oysters, two drink tickets, and live music by local musicians at all
venues. We’ve increased the number of oysters this year. Make sure to sample
two from each of our amazing oyster partners.

Admission is $45,
with net proceeds going to Puget Sound Restoration Fund. An amazing non-profit
who is protecting our marine habitat. Clean water equals delicious oysters! https://restorationfund.org/
(The event is free
for kids 12 and under.)

Information: www.alkioysterfest.com

Morgan Junction Community Festival 2020 @ Morgan Junction Park
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

June 20, 2020 10 am to 4 pm, 145th Annual Morgan Junction Community Festival at Morgan Junction Park, 6413 California Ave SW. More details later in the year! The Morgan Community Association presents it.