West Seattle Event Calendar

*NOTE: We’ve ramped 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.

Jul
30
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Indian Cooking @ Online (see listing)
Jul 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Indian Cooking with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Make Goan Shrimp Pulao with Coconut Milk. It’s a quick and easy Indian rice recipe. Our version is mildly spiced and includes a Goan green masala. You will receive an ingredients list with your program registration confirmation.

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. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Aug
5
Thu
Bamboo Circle Celebration @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Seattle Chinese Garden for another wonderful Bamboo Circle Celebration in our beautiful Knowing the Spring Courtyard this August 5th!

The evening will begin at 5 pm with drinks followed by a lovely dinner and enjoyable music. Spend a magical evening in the courtyard of the Seattle Chinese Garden on August 5, complete with fine dining, entertainment, and activities. The celebration is an annual event where we honor members of the Bamboo Circle, friends of the garden who have been instrumental in making the garden what it is today by sponsoring our festivals and programs with generous donations. We invite you to come and celebrate with us! The event will run from 5 pm to 8:30 pm.

Aug
8
Sun
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Aug 8 all-day

**7/22 UPDATE: No naturalists at South Alki (Constellation Park) this Friday, Saturday, Sunday because of the nearby sewage leak*

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Aug
9
Mon
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Aug 9 all-day

**7/22 UPDATE: No naturalists at South Alki (Constellation Park) this Friday, Saturday, Sunday because of the nearby sewage leak*

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Aug
14
Sat
Alki Beach Pride 2021
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm

This year’s Alki Beach Pride event dates are set. Still following COVID social-distancing guidelines.

Roll OUT to Alki Beach Pride will be:

Saturday, August 14th (car parade and motorcycles) starting at 12 noon Saturday.

And

Sunday, August 15th (bikes,skates) starting at 1 pm (tentatively)

We’d like to build on what we did last year. Progress Pride Flags and decorations visible for the weekend event. Including the “Love Wins” specials/offers at participating businesses.

New exciting details to follow.

Night Photography Workshop with Ray Pfortner @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Please join professional photographer Ray Pfortner for an unforgettable learning experience about photography and capturing beautiful landscapes in low-light and full moon. This 3 night-session event includes 2 in-person workshops and concludes with an online zoom meeting.

The sessions:
August 14 @7-10 pm (In-person at the Seattle Chinese Garden)

August 21 @7-10 pm (In-person at the Seattle Chinese Garden)

August 31 @6-9 pm (online Zoom meeting)

One ticket includes all three sessions. Tickets available here.

Aug
15
Sun
Alki Beach Pride 2021
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm

This year’s Alki Beach Pride event dates are set. Still following COVID social-distancing guidelines.

Roll OUT to Alki Beach Pride will be:

Saturday, August 14th (car parade and motorcycles) starting at 12 noon Saturday.

And

Sunday, August 15th (bikes,skates) starting at 1 pm (tentatively)

We’d like to build on what we did last year. Progress Pride Flags and decorations visible for the weekend event. Including the “Love Wins” specials/offers at participating businesses.

New exciting details to follow.

Aug
21
Sat
Night Photography Workshop with Ray Pfortner @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Please join professional photographer Ray Pfortner for an unforgettable learning experience about photography and capturing beautiful landscapes in low-light and full moon. This 3 night-session event includes 2 in-person workshops and concludes with an online zoom meeting.

The sessions:
August 14 @7-10 pm (In-person at the Seattle Chinese Garden)

August 21 @7-10 pm (In-person at the Seattle Chinese Garden)

August 31 @6-9 pm (online Zoom meeting)

One ticket includes all three sessions. Tickets available here.

Aug
29
Sun
Tilden School celebration @ Hiawatha Park
Aug 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Alums from Tilden School are planning an event to celebrate the past, present, and future of Tilden. Whitney Tjerandsen (beloved director and “rock” for many years — she always said that she could teach a rock to read!) and 4 other beloved teachers/staff are retiring this year. And they are passing the baton to the new director, Sarah Shearer, who is busy getting ready for fall.

Tilden School Celebration
Sunday, August 29, 3-6 pm
Group photo and celebration presentation at 4:30
Hiawatha Park
— Family-friendly event
RSVP to omaravalerie@gmail.com

Aug
31
Tue
Night Photography Workshop with Ray Pfortner @ Online (see listing)
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join professional photographer Ray Pfortner for an unforgettable learning experience about photography and capturing beautiful landscapes in low-light and full moon. This 3 night-session event includes 2 in-person workshops and concludes with an online zoom meeting.

The sessions:
August 14 @7-10 pm (In-person at the Seattle Chinese Garden)

August 21 @7-10 pm (In-person at the Seattle Chinese Garden)

August 31 @6-9 pm (online Zoom meeting)

One ticket includes all three sessions. Tickets available here.