West Seattle Event Calendar

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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
10
Tue
2019
Whale Trail Lecture Series: Southern Resident Orca Research Update w/ Dr. Brad Hanson @ C&P Coffee Company
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

Whale Trail Lecture Series

When: December 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
–Doors open at 6:30
Where: C & P Coffee Company
Cost: $5

Advance tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4454701

The southern resident orcas return to central Puget Sound each winter, following chum salmon runs. With the loss of three young adults this past year, the population consists of just 73 individuals. What research is currently underway and how will it help J, K and L pods? With the ending of the Governor’s Task Force, what are the next steps for their recovery?

Join us at the Whale Trail Winter Gathering to learn about current research and findings from Dr. Brad Hanson, NWFSC Lead Killer Whale Researcher, and field researchers Mark and Maya Sears. Whale Trail Director Donna Sandstrom will give an update about the end of the Task Force, and actions we can take now to help the southern residents.

Come early and get your holiday shopping done too! We’ll have great gifts for the whale fans on your list, including signed copies of Erich Hoyt’s newly released edition of Orca The Whale Called Killer.

Buy tickets now to reserve your seat.

About the Speaker

Brad Hanson joined the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in April of 2003. Previously, Brad worked as a Wildlife Biologist at the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle, WA. Brad received a Ph.D. from the University of Washington where he worked on the development of improved tag attachment systems for small cetaceans. He also holds an M.S. in Fisheries from the University of Washington and a B.A. in Zoology also from the University of Washington. Brad is an ecologist and is currently studying foraging and habitat use of Southern Resident killer whales and health assessment of harbor and Dall’s porpoises.

About The Whale Trail

The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites to view orcas and other marine mammals from shore. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment. Through our current sites and signs, including two on every Washington State ferry, we reach more than 70 million people each year. The Whale Trail is adding new sites along the North American west coast, from California to British Columbia.

The Whale Trail is led by a core team of partners including NOAA Fisheries, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Seattle Aquarium, the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, the Whale Museum. Donna Sandstrom is the Founder and Executive Director. She is a member of Governor Inslee’s Task Force on SRKW Recovery, and Vessel Impacts Working Group.The Whale Trail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, registered in Washington State. Join us!

Dec
11
Wed
2019
Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle @ C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

Free, all ages, monthly series with a featured reader followed by open mic for stories and tales (short and tall).
https://www.poetrybridgetimes.net/

Dec
12
Thu
2019
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
Nighttime at the Beach @ Me-Kwa-Mooks Beach West Seattle
Dec 13 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Enjoy a unique Salish Sea adventure. Bring a flashlight and join a Seattle Urban Nature Guide at Me-Kwa-Mooks beach for a captivating urban nature outing/tidepool exploration at night. Program starts at Emma Schmitz Viewpoint. Please wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces and dress for the weather.

Ages 18 and up. Everyone attending must be registered for the program.

Dec
14
Sat
2019
LibraryLab Drop-In: Lego Challenge @ Southwest Branch Seattle Public Library
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At the Southwest Branch Library:

Drop in and use your creativity to build with Legos. Participate in specific building challenges or free build. This program is intended for youth in grades K-5.

Librarylab is an all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through play, experimentation, and discovery. This program is intended for youth in grades K-5.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

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.

Film Screening: “The Medicine’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Seattle Psychedelic Society presents a one night only screening of “The Medicine”, a Documentary film by Farzin Toussi.

The Medicine reveals the hidden mysteries of one of nature’s most powerful and controversial healing remedies- Ayahuasca. It is a documentary about Amazonian shamanism, introducing Taita Juanito Guillermo Chindoy. Chindoy, both a teacher and student of the sacred plant medicine. As Ayahuasca gains popularity in the West, the film explores the science as well as the lore behind the plant and why it is used to heal. It follows former NFL Safety, Kerry Rhodes, and actress, AnnaLynne McCord, as they drink with the Taita experiencing Ayahuasca for the first time- in its true tradition.

Humanity faces an unprecedented rise in addiction, insecurity and disease- perhaps the cure does lie within the arms of Mother Nature.

View the trailer

After the screening we will have a deep dive Q&A with the director of the film Farzin Toussi.

TICKETS

Dec
16
Mon
2019
LibraryLab: The Puzzle Room @ Delridge Library
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Branch Library:

Do you like solving puzzles? Drop-in for a puzzle room challenge! See if you can break into one of our locked boxes in 30 minutes or less. For kids ages 7 and up.

LibraryLab is a time for people of all ages to experiment, play, and create amazing science, technology, engineering, and math-focused inventions. Drop in for weekly challenges to create amazing things!

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.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

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
21
Sat
2019
Nyabinghi Drumming and Singing @ Lincoln Park
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for some Nyabinghi drumming and singing, which comes from Jamaican Rastafarian culture! We will have a drum circle along with dancers who will teach dance steps and songs. Songs sheets will also be provided!

Dec
22
Sun
2019
Yemaya Gathering @ Lincoln Park
Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Gather with family and friends to learn and share the Mixteco indigenous language. Learn Mixteco words through planting, painting, and drawing. All ages are welcome.

Dec
23
Mon
2019
Library Lab: Robots! @ Delridge Library
Dec 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

Come learn programming basics with our dashing Dash robots, create a track for our Ozobots to follow, and a build maze for our Robot Mice to navigate!

LibraryLab is a time for people of all ages to experiment, play, and create amazing science, technology, engineering, and math-focused inventions. Drop in for weekly challenges to create amazing things!

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

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
30
Mon
2019
Library Lab: Circuits Challenge @ Delridge Library
Dec 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

Learn about electronic components and basic principles of electronics with Snap Circuits.

LibraryLab is a time for people of all ages to experiment, play, and create amazing science, technology, engineering, and math-focused inventions. Drop in for weekly challenges to create amazing things!

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

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.

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.