West Seattle Event Calendar

*6/29/20 NOTE: We’re ramping 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.

Nov
2
Mon
Virtual Arts for 50+ Writing Fiction – Creating Settings @ Online (see listing)
Nov 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Writing Fiction – Creating Settings with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.
Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website.

Fictional characters live or spend their time in places that shape them, reflect and influence who they are, and support and move the plot along. We’ll explore the role of setting in fiction by looking at some published examples, and doing writing exercises to explore the way settings can anchor and develop our stories.

Supplies needed: paper, pen or pencil.

Facilitated by Pearl Klein.

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.

Nov
6
Fri
Virtual Arts for 50+ Introduction To Acting @ Online (see listing)
Nov 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Introduction to Acting with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.
Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website.

During this interactive workshop, you’ll learn some of the basic principles of acting – body, voice and space. We’ll also try a few acting exercises. No experience required!

Facilitated by Bobbi Kidder.

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.

Nov
7
Sat
Virtual Workshop – Medicare Made Clear @ Online (see listing)
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Are you turning 65 and planning for Medicare or considering changing your plans? Attend our virtual workshop series to get up-to-date information. Join on our two-part series on Medicare. Registration required. Please register for each class separately.

Click here to register for the November 7th class. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

November 7: Medicare Made Clear. This workshop will provide an overview of the different parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C. D and supplements), what they cover, and how they work. There will be a discussion of the different ways you can receive your benefits, including the pros and cons of each, and approximate costs. We will also cover enrollment and eligibility guidelines.

November 14: Medicare Drug Coverage 101. This workshop gives an overview of Medicare Part D drug coverage including when to enroll, how to calculate your costs and select a plan, the four stages of coverage, and additional resources if you need help with the cost of your prescriptions. (register for November 14th event here.)

*The presenter, Jean Cormier, is an independent agent and is not connected with the Federal Medicare Program.

Please register for each class separately.

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.

Virtual Arts For 50+ Sip And Paint With Watercolors @ Online (see listing)
Nov 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sip and Paint with Watercolors with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. Password is case sensitive.

Join us for a step-by-step watercolor painting workshop. Grab a beverage of choice and spend an hour with us talking and making art together.

Supplies needed: watercolor paints, flat brush, pointed round brush, mixed media or watercolor paper, cup of water, painter’s tape.

Facilitated by Nani Trias.

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.

Nov
9
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Writing Poetry @ Online (see listing)
Nov 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Writing Poetry with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.
Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. Password is case-sensitive.

During this webinar, we’ll engage in writing exercises focused on helping you craft poems reflective of your life experiences and moments.

Supplies needed: paper, pen or pencil.

Facilitated by Pearl Klein.

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.

Nov
13
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Music And Memories: The 1960s @ Online (see listing)
Nov 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Music and Memories: the 1960s with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.
Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. Password is case-sensitive.

Everyday objects, old photos, advertisements, and favorite music become sparks for celebrations of past and present moments during this interactive storytelling workshop. Engage in a reminiscence session, share stories, and sing along to musical favorites from the 1960s.

This workshop has been designed and will be facilitated for persons living with dementia and their care partners. We welcome other family members and friends of all ages to join participants in these activities.

Facilitated by Jen Kulik.

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.

Nov
14
Sat
Virtual Workshop – Medicare Drug Coverage 101 @ Online (see listing)
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Are you turning 65 and planning for Medicare or considering changing your plans? Attend our virtual workshop series to get up-to-date information. Join on our two-part series on Medicare. Registration required. Please register for each class separately.

Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

November 7: Medicare Made Clear. This workshop will provide an overview of the different parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C. D and supplements), what they cover, and how they work. There will be a discussion of the different ways you can receive your benefits, including the pros and cons of each, and approximate costs. We will also cover enrollment and eligibility guidelines.

November 14
: Medicare Drug Coverage 101. This workshop gives an overview of Medicare Part D drug coverage including when to enroll, how to calculate your costs and select a plan, the four stages of coverage, and additional resources if you need help with the cost of your prescriptions.

*The presenter, Jean Cormier, is an independent agent and is not connected with the Federal Medicare Program.

Please register for each class separately.

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.

Virtual Arts For 50+ Paper Ornaments @ Online (see listing)
Nov 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Paper Ornaments with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. Password is case-sensitive.

Learn how to turn flat pieces of paper into 3-dimensional shapes. We’ll cut, bend, fold and attach paper to create art from your recycling bin.

Supplies needed: Assortment of paper (computer paper, card stock, magazines, paper bags or construction paper), scissors, glue, tape, stapler.

Facilitated by Suzie Treinen.

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.

Nov
16
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Landscape Poetry @ Online (see listing)
Nov 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Landscape Poetry with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.
Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. Password is case-sensitive.

During this workshop, we’ll explore the settings that hold special meaning through reminiscence activities. We’ll share our personal stories and, together, create a mural of landscape memories captured in visual images, words and phrases.

Supplies needed: paper, pen and pencil.

Facilitated by Bobbi Kidder.

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.

Nov
17
Tue
Online: The Seattle Public Library Foundation Presents Ron Chew: My Unforgotten Seattle @ Online (see listing)
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:10 pm

Join us to celebrate the release of local luminary Ron Chew’s new memoir. Registration is required.

Click here to register.

This event is presented by The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Third-generation Seattleite, historian, journalist, and museum visionary Ron Chew spent more than five decades fighting for Asian American and social justice causes in Seattle. In this deeply personal memoir, he documents the tight-knit community he remembers, describing small family shops, chop suey restaurants, and sewing factories now vanished. He untangles the mystery of his extended family’s journey to America during the era of the Chinese Exclusion Act. Intimate profiles of his parents—a waiter and garment worker—and leaders like Bob Santos, Ruth Woo, Al Sugiyama, Roberto Maestas, and Kip Tokuda are set against the familiar backdrop of local landmarks such as Sick’s Stadium, Kokusai Theatre, Shorey’s Bookstore, Higo Variety Store, Hong Kong Restaurant, and Chubby & Tubby. He highlights Seattle’s unsung champions in the fight for racial inclusion, political empowerment, American ethnic studies, Asian American arts, Japanese American redress, and revitalization of the Chinatown-International District. Chew himself led a successful campaign to transform a historic hotel into the Wing Luke Museum’s permanent home.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Ron Chew served as editor of the International Examiner and as executive director of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. His books include Reflections of Seattle’s Chinese Americans: The First 100 Years and Remembering Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes: The Legacy of Filipino American Labor Activism.

View in Catalog: My Unforgotten Seattle by Ron Chew

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.

Nov
20
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Advanced Drawing @ Online (see listing)
Nov 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Advanced Drawing with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. Password is case-sensitive.

In this hands-on, step-by-step advanced drawing workshop, we’ll be re-visiting shading, tone, and values within portrait and figure drawing. We’ll look at forms as shapes and use outlines with intention. Join us to push your drawing skill sets to the next level.

Supplies needed: paper, pencil, erase.

Facilitated by Noel Sherrard.

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.

Nov
21
Sat
Virtual Arts For 50+ Sip And Paint Acrylics @ Online (see listing)
Nov 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sip and Paint Acrylics with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. Password is case-sensitive.

Join us for a step-by-step acrylics painting workshop. Grab a beverage of choice and spend an hour with us talking and making art together.

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.

Nov
23
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Watercolors @ Online (see listing)
Nov 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Watercolors with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. Password is case sensitive.

During this workshop, we’ll explore basic watercolor techniques and create a poem inspired by your own painting.

This workshop has been designed and will be facilitated for people living with memory loss and their care partners. We welcome other family members and friends of all ages to join participants for these activities.

Supplies needed: watercolors, watercolor or other paper, brush, cup of water, pencil, thick marker or Sharpie.

Facilitated by Bobbi Kidder.

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.

Nov
30
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Dances Of Gratitude @ Online (see listing)
Nov 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Dances of Gratitude with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. Password is case sensitive.

Join us to learn traditional dances of thanks and praise. Through dance, feel our togetherness and dance our thanks-giving.

Supplies needed: chair.

Facilitated by Susan Wickett-Ford.

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.