West Seattle Event Calendar

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Nov
14
Thu
2019
Aviation Program Open House @ South Seattle College, TEC-Room 127
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

South Seattle College’s Aeronautical Technology department, including the Aviation Maintenance Technology degree program, will be holding an open house from 6-7 p.m. in TEC 127. Meet with Aeronautical Technology department staff and faculty, learn more about the application process, and discover funding resources for college!

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

Words, Writers & Southwest Stories: Mike Purdy @ Southwest Library
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

At the Southwest Branch library, Presidential historian Mike Purdy peeks behind the political curtain through meticulous research–to expose that throughout history our presidents have dished out acerbic insults about other presidents, from the founding fathers to the age of Trump.

Author Purdy has prepared 101 Presidential Insults as fun and sometimes provokes one to laugh or wince, but is also thought-provoking and shocking at times—and is presented as a significant contribution to understanding the presidents.

This free event by ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and is co-sponsored by the Seattle Public Library. Mike Purdy’s event will take place at 6 PM at the SW Branch Library, 9010 35th Ave.SW, on Thursday, Nov.14th, 2019.

In this new book, Purdy shares antidotes he found sometimes in private letters, diaries, and conversations, as various presidents let their guard down on what they really thought about a former, deceased, current, or future president. At other times, these insults have been audaciously proclaimed in public speeches, books, and to the media. By their own words, our presidents have demonstrated their flawed humanity with insults that are often humorous and sometimes surprising for their lack of decorum. We may laugh or perhaps wince as we hear of these 101 presidential insults.

‘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 December 12th, Humanities Washington co-sponsors Feliks Banel, local broadcaster and historian with his book, Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State.

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

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.

Westside Drama Club production of ‘A Few Good Men’ @ West Seattle High School Theater
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm

West Seattle High School’s Drama Club proudly presents

A Few Good Men
by Aaron Sorkin
(PG-13 due to mature themes and language)

Dates:
November 7, 8, 9, and 13, 14, 15 at 7:30 pm

Tickets:
$10 with reservation, $15 at the door
FREE FOR VETERANS
Reserve tickets by emailing tickets@westsidedrama.com

Synopsis:
Aaron Sorkin’s groundbreaking debut tells the story of a group of military lawyers assigned to defend two Marines in Guantanamo Bay. During the course of the trial, they uncover a high-level conspiracy designed to eliminate weaker soldiers in the name of patriotism.

More Information:
More information is available on our website, www.westsidedrama.com.

Nov
15
Fri
2019
Westside Drama Club production of ‘A Few Good Men’ @ West Seattle High School Theater
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm

West Seattle High School’s Drama Club proudly presents

A Few Good Men
by Aaron Sorkin
(PG-13 due to mature themes and language)

Dates:
November 7, 8, 9, and 13, 14, 15 at 7:30 pm

Tickets:
$10 with reservation, $15 at the door
FREE FOR VETERANS
Reserve tickets by emailing tickets@westsidedrama.com

Synopsis:
Aaron Sorkin’s groundbreaking debut tells the story of a group of military lawyers assigned to defend two Marines in Guantanamo Bay. During the course of the trial, they uncover a high-level conspiracy designed to eliminate weaker soldiers in the name of patriotism.

More Information:
More information is available on our website, www.westsidedrama.com.

Nov
16
Sat
2019
Confucius Institute Day @ Pathfinder K-8 School
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Confucius Institute Day and the opening of Pathfinder K-8’s Confucius classroom is Saturday, November 16th from 1:00 to 4:00.

Each year a different school offering a Chinese program hosts Confucius Institute Day. It is Pathfinder’s turn this year. Our theme is learning about Chinese culture through sports and leisure.

We will start at 1:00 with a celebration of our Confucius classroom and a few kind words from our principal. The day will also feature performances by the Dearborn Park student lion dance team and various martial arts demonstrations. Following these presentations, families will be invited to participate in activities at various stations, including Chinese jump rope, Tai Chi, and more. As families move through the stations, they will earn stamps on their passports and Chinese coins!

We will also have a drawings for fun activity books provided by Beijing University Press.

A lunch of rice, noodles, and spicy chicken will be served from 2:30 to 3:30. We hope to see you all there.

Chief Sealth IHS benefit auction @ Brockey Center, South Seattle College
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Benefit for PTSA, Performing Arts, and Athletics. Masquerade themed.

Nov
18
Mon
2019
‘Commuter Cookie for your Thoughts’ with Superintendent Dr. Slade McSheehy. @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

Vashon Island School District, Cookie for Your Thoughts
Vashon Island School District Superintendent, Dr. Slade McSheehy holds a casual conversation with commuter families. Dr. Slade McSheehy invites parents to come join him for cookies, coffee, and tea, to sit down to discuss any topic.

Nov
19
Tue
2019
South Seattle College Hospitality Management (BAS) Information Session @ South Seattle College, TEC 141
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Learn more about South’s two-year (six quarter) Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Hospitality Management degree program! Get one-on-one help with your application, ask questions and get connected with financial aid resources on campus.

South’s Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Hospitality Management degree program is specially designed to fit into the lives of Seattle’s busy working professionals and new graduates. Build on your two-year Associate degree, while learning the ins and outs of the hospitality industry–from marketing and sales, to management and human resources.

Questions? Contact Hana Gala, Program Manager, at Hana.Gala@SeattleColleges.edu.

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

All School Open House @ Hope Lutheran School
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

It isn’t too early to begin looking at local educational options. The All School Open House gives you time to meet all preschool-8th grade staff, visit classrooms, and learn more about the many robust programs at Hope School. This is a great time to invite friends or family who are looking at private school options.

Refreshments will be provided. Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information.

Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Nov
20
Wed
2019
Campus Tour at South Seattle College @ South Seattle College
Nov 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Get to know the people, programs, and services available at South Seattle College!

Tours include visits to departments and classrooms, including our Academic Programs, Professional/Technical Programs, Enrollment Services, Student Life, Diversity and Retention, and Campus Resources. Enjoy a leisurely walk around our beautifully-landscaped campus and learn what makes South Seattle College a great place to fulfill your educational and career goals.

Sign-up online at southseattle.edu/new-student-services/take-a-tour.aspx. For questions, please call South’s Information Desk at (206) 934-6684 or email at SouthOutreach@seattlecolleges.edu.

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

Nov
21
Thu
2019
South Seattle College Hospitality Management (BAS) Information Session @ South Seattle College, TEC 141
Nov 21 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Learn more about South’s two-year (six quarter) Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Hospitality Management degree program! Get one-on-one help with your application, ask questions and get connected with financial aid resources on campus.

South’s Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Hospitality Management degree program is specially designed to fit into the lives of Seattle’s busy working professionals and new graduates. Build on your two-year Associate degree, while learning the ins and outs of the hospitality industry–from marketing and sales, to management and human resources.

Questions? Contact Hana Gala, Program Manager, at Hana.Gala@SeattleColleges.edu.

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

Explorer West Middle School fall open houses
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn more about Explorer West Middle School at one of our Open Houses!

Location: 10015 28th Ave SW

For more information, visit our website. (http://explorer-west.org/admissions/fall-open-houses/)

We are the only independent 6th-8th-grade school in West Seattle redefining the middle school experience.

Exceeding traditional expectations, we’ve crafted an education program that equips students for high school and an experience that empowers them for life. Our small learning community is ideal for students to explore academic curiosities, self-expression, leadership, and creative problem-solving skills. Guided by respect, we focus on developing academic skill and character to ensure success at the high school of their choice.

Students experience:

– A rigorous curriculum preparing them to be organized and excel academically in high school

– Three years of studio art, drama, music, and Latin

– Exposure to topics in sustainability, social justice, and community service

– An all-school outdoor education program that includes camping, backpacking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing

Join us at an Open House to learn more!

Tuesday, October 22, 6:30-8:00 pm

Thursday, November 21, 6:30- 8:00 pm

Saturday, December 7, 10:00-11:30 am

Nov
23
Sat
2019
West Seattle High School Mini Cheer Camp
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The WSHS Cheerleaders will be holding a Mini Cheer Camp Saturday, November 23, 2019 in the West Seattle High School Gym from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

All Ages will have a great time learning fun cheers and making crafts with the Westside cheerleaders. Campers will receive a tee shirt and official team hair bow, picture of themselves with the cheerleader AND perform as an honorary West Seattle Cheerleader at an upcoming home basketball game!

8th Graders Welcomed. Get help for our 2020-2021 Try-Outs

The cost of this camp is $60. Registration paperwork and payment are due by November 15, 2019 to be guaranteed a t shirt the day of camp. Space is limited so register early to ensure your spot.

Contact Nadine Nguyen at wshsminicheercamp@wshs.com if you have any questions.

Community conversations with School Board president Leslie Harris @ various locations
Nov 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in to talk with West Seattle/South Park school-board rep Leslie Harris, who is president of the board.

All are 3-5 pm:

September 28th, Southwest Branch Library (9010 35th SW)

October 19th, High Point Branch Library (3411 SW Raymond)

November 23, SW Branch Library (9010 35th SW)

Dec
6
Fri
2019
Lafayette Craft Fair and Gift Wrapping Event @ Lafayette Elementary School Lunchroom
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come support Lafayette Elementary students or sign up for a table yourself.

Student-made crafts offer a great gift or precious memento from friends at Lafayette Elementary. Also, you can gift wrap your items by donation at the event. Please come and join us!

For more information please reach out to Pamela Quadros.

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Kiwanis of West Seattle’s Community Pancake Breakfast @ Alki Masonic Hall
Dec 7 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Community Pancake Breakfast Hosted By Kiwanis of West Seattle
Saturday, December 7th, 7 am to 11 am, Alki Masonic Hall, 4736 40th Ave SW

Please join us at this annual event hosted by the West Seattle Kiwanis. It is a great opportunity to renew old friendships and make new ones.

72nd Annual West Seattle Community Pancake Breakfast:

Tickets are $8.00 in advance, $10.00 at the door
Kids under 10 eat FREE (with paid adult)
Free photo with Santa for kids under 10
Bring new unwrapped toys for Toys For Tots.

Explorer West Middle School fall open houses
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Learn more about Explorer West Middle School at one of our Open Houses!

Location: 10015 28th Ave SW

For more information, visit our website. (http://explorer-west.org/admissions/fall-open-houses/)

We are the only independent 6th-8th-grade school in West Seattle redefining the middle school experience.

Exceeding traditional expectations, we’ve crafted an education program that equips students for high school and an experience that empowers them for life. Our small learning community is ideal for students to explore academic curiosities, self-expression, leadership, and creative problem-solving skills. Guided by respect, we focus on developing academic skill and character to ensure success at the high school of their choice.

Students experience:

– A rigorous curriculum preparing them to be organized and excel academically in high school

– Three years of studio art, drama, music, and Latin

– Exposure to topics in sustainability, social justice, and community service

– An all-school outdoor education program that includes camping, backpacking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing

Join us at an Open House to learn more!

Tuesday, October 22, 6:30-8:00 pm

Thursday, November 21, 6:30- 8:00 pm

Saturday, December 7, 10:00-11:30 am

Dec
8
Sun
2019
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.

Dec
17
Tue
2019
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Jan
13
Mon
2020
Tilden School Open House for Prospective Parents
Jan 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

At Tilden School (WSB sponsor):

Saturday, November 2, 10 am to noon

Monday, January 13, 6:30 to 8 pm

We invite interested families to our first open house of the school year; tour the classrooms, and chat with the teachers and specialists who make Tilden extraordinary.

Location: Tilden School

4105 California Ave SW

On the corner of California and Dakota, we are located in (but not affiliated with) the First Lutheran Church of West Seattle – their back door is our front door!

Enter on west side of building, across from the south end of the parking lot.

tildenschool.org

Jan
14
Tue
2020
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!

Jan
21
Tue
2020
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Mar
17
Tue
2020
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Apr
21
Tue
2020
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

May
19
Tue
2020
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Jun
9
Tue
2020
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)