West Seattle Event Calendar

*3/28/20 NOTE: As the COVID-19 situation continues, the calendar isn’t of much use, but we’re adding known online events, so let us know if you’re scheduling one!*

(original introduction) Want your West Seattle event/meeting/performance 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, usually including a map, plus a chance to post a comment/question.

Author Nehaya Dashti @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Author Nehaya Dashti reads from her book “When Anger doesn’t Heal, from Kuwait to the United States: Teacher’s Memoir: This is a story of emotional struggles stemming from the past. It is also a story of strength, determination, and perseverance, and yet defeat of a teacher who lacks the experience and cultural knowledge of her students.

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

Words, Writers & Southwest Stories: Dan Raley (on video) @ (see listing)
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,’ a historically based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is excited to announce that it is re-releasing a recorded presentation of Dan Raley, award winning sports journalist, at 6:00 PM on Thursday, April 9th. Raley’s presentation, entitled “How Seattle Became a Big-League Sports Town,” was originally delivered as part of the Words, Writers & West Seattle series on March 4, 2016. A favorite from the series’ early scheduling, Raley’s re-released presentation was chosen as a substitute for a live speaker due to social distancing mandates. The presentation will be made available at www.loghousemuseum.org on April 9.

Raley is an award winning sports journalist, author, and former aerospace writer. He worked as a journalist at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for 29 years. His previously published books include The Brandon Roy Story, published by Old Seattle Press, 2013; Pitchers of Beer: The Story of the Seattle Rainiers, published by the University of Nebraska Press, 2011; and Tideflats to Tomorrow: The History of Seattle’s Sodo, published by Fairgreens Publishing, 2010.

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ presentations are scheduled regularly for the Second Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library. The presentation for next month (scheduled for May 14th) will be announced at a later date, depending on our community’s ongoing efforts to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For videos of other speakers’ presentations, please visit “Events” at www.loghousemuseum.org. This 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 by e-mail at Dora-Faye@comcast.net.

Madison Middle School Roaring ’20s Gala – NEW DATE @ The Sanctuary at Admiral
May 1 @ 5:30 pm

Rescheduled fundraiser – original preview here.

Lights: A ‘Zine Launch @ Paper Boat Booksellers
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pleasure Boat Studios, a West Seattle nonprofit literary press, invites you to celebrate the launch of a new ‘zine–Lights.

The event will feature a short story reading by local writer John Christopher Nelson as well as complimentary wine and nonalcoholic fizzies.

Pleasure Boat Studios is also the publisher of Sugar Mountain, a novel by Alfred Alcorn. Sugar Mountain is the story of a pandemic that started in China.