West Seattle Event Calendar

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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.

Nov
12
Tue
2019
West Seattle Tool Library annual membership meeting @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for our first Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, November 12th, at 7pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. We’ll be presenting updated bylaws for approval of the membership, as well as electing new Board members. You must have an active membership to vote on the bylaws and the Board members. Look for an email in early November with those bylaws and a list of nominated Board members. Please RSVP so we can have enough chairs!

Interested in joining the Board? Know someone who would make a great Board member? Review the Board Member Job Description and then send your nominations to Admin@wstools.org. Nominations must be received by November 7th.

To RSVP by email – admin@wstools.org

Nov
13
Wed
2019
Legislators’ Town Hall at 34th District Democrats @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Your legislators want to hear from you!

The 34th District Democrats invite you and our state legislators to a Town Hall on Wednesday, November 13th at 7pm. This is your opportunity to speak directly to your elected officials about issues important to you and our community. Concerned about education, climate, healthcare or transportation? Is affordable housing or homelessness your hot topic? Do you advocate for economic or social justice? Join us for this interactive event!

Submit questions for Senator Joe Nguyen, Representative Eileen Cody and Representative Joe Fitzgibbon here.

Questions will be selected in advance by the moderators, with priority on issues that are brought up by multiple members/attendees. If you’d like to ask your question publicly at the Town Hall, please include your name and email. There will also be an opportunity for an open mic Q&A at the event. Due to the volume of questions submitted and being asked in person, your question may or may not be selected.

If you have a personal issue you need help with, or want to request a meeting about policy, you can find our elected officials’ emails here: http://www.34dems.org/elected-officials/

Meeting will be held at The Hall at Fauntleroy beginning at 6:30 pm with a potluck followed by the Town Hall at 7:00 pm.

Nov
14
Thu
2019
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 playground project community meeting @ school cafeteria
Nov 14 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

My name is Adrienne Ollerenshaw. I am a teacher and a mother to a six-year old first grader at Louisa Boren STEM K-8. I have noticed the school’s need for additional activities on the school’s blacktop. With the support from the PTA, I will be applying for Seattle’s Department of Neighborhood Community Partnership Funds to make improvements to our school playground. I will be asking for support from the school and local community in several ways. First, I will be holding a brief community meeting, before the PTA meeting at 5:45 in the school Cafeteria on 11-14-19, to gather ideas, gauge community interest, and create a playground committee. To be eligible for the City’s matching grants, I will have to hold three community meetings, and this will be the first.

An important part of receiving funding from the city for a project like ours is to recognize it as a benefit to the community. Where our school lies on Delridge, there is very little close by, safe space for neighborhood parents and families to use. Within a one-mile radius of STEM, there are no easy, accessible parks for families. With an additional play structure or other play equipment, our school can create a safe, welcoming space for children, daycares, and families to use.

If you know people or businesses in the community that would be willing to contribute their time, money, feedback to this project, please invite them to the brief community meeting . If you know a community member that would like to be on the playground committee, have them email me directly.

Thank you for your support.
louisaborenplaygroundcommittee@gmail.com

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.

Nov
21
Thu
2019
Climate Change: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly @ West Seattle Library
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

West Seattle resident, Warren Burrows, MD, of the Climate Reality Project, will be giving a free lecture on climate change at the West Seattle Library.

Dr. Burrows will be discussing current information on climate change: the good and the bad news. All are welcome, including the skeptical, the worried, and the busy.

Light-rail neighborhood forum for West Seattle @ Alki Masonic Hall
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Attend a neighborhood forum to learn more about the alternatives we’ll be studying in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), what happens next in the environmental review process and how you can stay engaged! There will also be opportunities to participate in small group activities to discuss how the vision and values of your neighborhood relate to future light rail stations.

If you have questions about which event to attend, reach out to an outreach specialist for more information, wsblink@soundtransit.org or call 206-903-7229.

West Seattle – Nov. 21
Station areas include Delridge, Avalon and Alaska Junction

City meeting about Camp Second Chance @ Joint Training Facility
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
3
Tue
2019
Early Design community meeting for 9201 Delridge project @ Jim Wiley Community Center
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Early Design community meeting for newly revised project at 9201 Delridge Way. If you can’t be there, yoou can provide feedback via the survey at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9201Delridge

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Light-rail neighborhood forum at Delridge Community Center
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Attend a neighborhood forum to learn more about the alternatives we’ll be studying in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), what happens next in the environmental review process and how you can stay engaged! There will also be opportunities to participate in small group activities to discuss how the vision and values of your neighborhood relate to future light rail stations.

If you have questions about which event to attend, reach out to an outreach specialist for more information, wsblink@soundtransit.org or call 206-903-7229.

Delridge station only

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Delridge Community Center (Gym), 4501 Delridge Way SW, Seattle

This event focuses on the Delridge station and builds upon the community engagement and collaboration approach outlined in the Racial Equity Toolkit. Spanish and Vietnamese interpreters will be available

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.