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.

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Seola Pond restoration work party
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Healthy Lands Project will hold a volunteer planting event at Seola Pond on December 7, where neighbors can get hands-on experience planting native shrubs and trees and removing weeds to help make the green space a better place for people and nature. Volunteers at the work party will receive a free native plant to take home. Kids and families welcome!

Seola Pond Work Party
Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Seola Pond, 30th Avenue Southwest and Southwest 105th Street, Seattle, WA 98146

… part of HeLP’s effort to support the community-led project to restore Seola Pond. In addition to the community events, HeLP contractor DIRT Corps will be removing invasive weeds this fall to make room for more native plants. For more information about events in White Center, contact Marta Olson, Education Specialist. For information about other upcoming events, Healthy Lands Project plans and how to participate, contact Dan Sorensen, HeLP Project Manager.

Free: Earthquake home retrofit class @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Learn how to assess your home to determine if it needs a structural seismic retrofit, and learn about the retrofit process.

Help reduce damage caused during an earthquake. Learn to become an informed consumer or how to do home retrofit yourself. Retrofit experts will show how to assess your home’s needs and how to use the City of Seattle’s pre-engineered Home Retrofit plans to permit and retrofit your home.

Learn more about the retrofit process and the city plan set at the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections website http://www.seattle.gov/sdci/permits/permits-we-issue-(a-z)/earthquake-home-retrofit-permit

Author Kerri Kokias at Paper Boat Booksellers
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Winter Themed Story-Time with local author, Kerri Kokias @ Paper Boat Booksellers
December 7th @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am.

Families are invited to meet local author, Kerri Kokias. She will read her picture book, “Snow Sisters!” followed by some winter themed games and activities and a fun craft inspired by the story!

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
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
15
Sun
2019
Seattle Swing Dance Club – Dances and Lessons @ Alki Masonic Center
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Seattle Swing Dance Club holds West Coast Swing dances and lessons at the Alki Masonic Center:

4:00-6:00 PM Intermediate+ Level Workshops
6:00-9:30 PM Social dance w/ DJ
6:00-6:30 PM FREE Beginner Lesson upstairs

Jan 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Feb 17 – Alki Masonic Center
March 3 – Alki Masonic Center
March 17 – Alki Masonic Center
April 7 – Alki Masonic Center
May 5 – Alki Masonic Center
May 19 – Alki Masonic Center
June 2 – Alki Masonic Center
June 16 – Alki Masonic Center
July 7 – Alki Masonic Center
July 21 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 4 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 18 – Alki Masonic Center
Sep 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Set 15 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 6 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 3 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 17 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 15 – Alki Masonic Center

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.