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.

Apr
23
Fri
Alki Elementary musical, PTA flower/bake sale @ online
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm

Broadway has been dark for over a year… But the lights are bright at Alki Elementary! Alki PTA is thrilled to announce the 10th anniversary of their musical theater enrichment program with this year’s musical, Super Happy Awesome News! Thursday, April 22nd (Super Cast!) and Friday, April 23rd (Awesome Cast!) at 6:30 PM.

We’d like to extend the invitation to our surrounding West Seattle schools and community to get on the guest list at Alkimusical.square.site for a fun family night joining our Zoom viewing parties to watch our pre-recorded shows! You won’t want to miss 29 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Alki performers bringing you this totally new musical from Beat by Beat Press, written during quarantine about kids in quarantine! In this crazy year, we all need a little Super Happy Awesome News!

In Alki PTA Musical tradition, we will be having a Flower & Bake Sale – ONLINE NOW through Sunday, April 18th at midnight – where all proceeds benefit Alki PTA and our community partners: Admiral Theatre, Jones Soda, Cupcake Royale, Alm Hill Gardens, Treat Cookies, Franz Bakery and more! Pre-order beautiful spring flower bouquets for your home, popcorn buckets for your viewing parties, tasty treats, and cupcakes to celebrate the night! And don’t forget your PBJGBCSWC Sandwich Kit! (Trust us, after watching Chef make this tasty treat during the production, every kid will want to make their own!) Pick up your goods near Alki Elementary April 22nd and 23rd 3:30 – 5:30 PM.

Your $5 suggested donation and/or purchase from the Super Happy Awesome Flower + Bake Sale at Alkimusical.square.site will ensure you are on the Guest List to receive both of the Premiere Viewing Party Zoom links in your inbox the week of the show!

On behalf of the cast and crew of Super Happy Awesome News and Alki PTA, we thank you for your support! For more information, please visit alkipta.com

Apr
26
Mon
Virtual event – Discover Seattle Colleges: Health and Medical @ Online (see listing)
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Are you ready to start working toward your college degree, but are still determining the career path you want to take? Get inspired about your possibilities at Seattle Colleges. Learn more about career pathways and college transfer opportunities in Health and Medical at our upcoming virtual explore session.

Hear from instructors and learn more about what you can expect and what kind of career opportunities you’ll be prepared for. Each event offers two half-hour breakout program sessions. Choose the programs that most interest you and learn more about each education and career pathway.

https://www.seattlecolleges.edu/areas-study/discover-seattle-colleges

Apr
27
Tue
Virtual event – Discover Seattle Colleges: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math @ Online (see listing)
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Are you ready to start working toward your college degree, but are still determining the career path you want to take? Get inspired about your possibilities at Seattle Colleges. Learn more about career pathways and college transfer opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at our upcoming virtual explore session.

Hear from instructors and learn more about what you can expect and what kind of career opportunities you’ll be prepared for. Each event offers two half-hour breakout program sessions. Choose the programs that most interest you and learn more about each education and career pathway.

https://www.seattlecolleges.edu/areas-study/discover-seattle-colleges

Apr
28
Wed
Virtual event – Discover Seattle Colleges: Skilled Trades and Technical Training @ Online (see listing)
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Are you ready to start working toward your college degree, but are still determining the career path you want to take? Get inspired about your possibilities at Seattle Colleges. Learn more about career pathways and college transfer opportunities in Skilled Trades and Technical Training at our upcoming virtual explore session.

Hear from instructors and learn more about what you can expect and what kind of career opportunities you’ll be prepared for. Each event offers two half-hour breakout program sessions. Choose the programs that most interest you and learn more about each education and career pathway.

https://www.seattlecolleges.edu/areas-study/discover-seattle-colleges

Nguyen Phan Quế Mai With Karl Marlantes Discuss “The Mountains Sing” @ Online (see listing)
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Celebrated Vietnamese poet Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai shares her first novel in English, an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War. Registration required. Click here to register.

Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai will speak with Karl Marlantes, author of Deep River, Matterhorn, and What It’s Like to Go to War.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and Seattle City of Literature. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times. The event is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company. This program will recorded, captioned and posted on The Seattle Public Library’s YouTube page after the event.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Trần Diệu Lan, who was born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform as the Communist government rose in the North. Years later in Hà Nội, her young granddaughter, Hương, comes of age as her parents and uncles head off down the Hồ Chí Minh Trail to fight in a conflict that tore not just her beloved country, but her family apart.

Vivid, gripping, and steeped in the language and traditions of Việt Nam, The Mountains Sing brings to life the human costs of this conflict from the point of view of the Vietnamese people themselves, while showing us the true power of kindness and hope.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Born into the Viet Nam War in 1973, Nguyen Phan Que Mai grew up witnessing the war’s devastation and its aftermath. She worked as a street seller and rice farmer before winning a scholarship to attend university in Australia. She is the author of eight books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction published in Vietnamese, and her writing has been translated and published in more than 10 countries, most recently in Norton’s Inheriting the War anthology. She has been honored with many awards, including the Poetry of the Year 2010 Award from the Ha Noi Writers Association, as well as many grants and fellowships. Married to a European diplomat, Que Mai is currently living in Jakarta with her two teenage children. For more information about Nguyen Phan Que Mai, visit her website.

Karl Marlantes graduated from Yale University and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He is the bestselling author of Matterhorn, which won the 2011 Washington State Book Award for Fiction as well as The Colby Award. He is also the author of What It Is Like to Go to War and his newest novel, Deep River. He lives in rural Washington.

PRAISE:

“Expansive in scope and feeling, The Mountains Sing is a feat of hope, an unflinchingly felt inquiry into the past, with the courageous storytelling of the present.” —Ocean Vuong, author of On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

“The Mountains Sing is an epic account of Việt Nam’s painful 20th century history, both vast in scope and intimate in its telling. Through the travails of one family, Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai brings us close to the horrors of famine, war, and class struggle. But in this moving and riveting novel, she also shows us a postwar Việt Nam, a country of hope and renewal, home to a people who have never given up.” —Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Sympathizer

“Good literature frees us from being trapped in our own skins by allowing us to identify with characters and see the world through their eyes. Reading this novel, I was moved by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai’s beautiful, even poetic, depictions of enduring courage. I came away with a deeper understanding of the war in which I fought.” —Karl Marlantes, bestselling author of Matterhorn, What It’s Like to Go to War,and Deep River

View in Catalog: The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

ADA Accommodations: 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.

Dream Dinners fundraiser for Lafayette Elementary PTA
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Apr
29
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Interview Skills @ Online (see listing)
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop addresses general preparation, researching companies, what to expect, and answering behavior-based and other tough, important interview questions. Registration required. Registration required. Click here to register.

We’ll also cover tips specific to virtual/video interviews as well.

The job skills, life skills, & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Each class has limited capacity, so please register as soon as possible.

ADA Accommodations: 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.

Virtual event – Discover Seattle Colleges: Social Sciences, Humanities, and Language @ Online (see listing)
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Are you ready to start working toward your college degree, but are still determining the career path you want to take? Get inspired about your possibilities at Seattle Colleges. Learn more about career pathways and college transfer opportunities in Social Sciences, Humanities, and Language at our upcoming virtual explore session.

Hear from instructors and learn more about what you can expect and what kind of career opportunities you’ll be prepared for. Each event offers two half-hour breakout program sessions. Choose the programs that most interest you and learn more about each education and career pathway.

https://www.seattlecolleges.edu/areas-study/discover-seattle-colleges

Dream Dinners fundraiser for Lafayette Elementary PTA
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
May
1
Sat
Dream Dinners fundraiser for Lafayette Elementary PTA
May 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
May
6
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Creating a LinkedIn Profile @ Online (see listing)
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

LinkedIn is a powerful professional networking tool that can help you research career pathways, connect with people doing the kind of work that interests you, and learn about job opportunities. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of building a professional and compelling profile. Registration required. Click here to register.

The job skills, life skills, & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Each class has limited capacity, so please register as soon as possible.

ADA Accommodations: 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.

May
13
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Building Your Social Network Through LinkedIn @ Online (see listing)
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

You have taken the time to build an amazing LinkedIn Profile with a great photo, your resume, skills and interests. Registration required. Click here to register.

This workshop will discuss some of the many ways you can utilize LinkedIn to connect with previous co-workers, alumni and employers and jump-start your path towards a career. We will cover topics such as how Linked in connections work, gaining endorsements, and ways to generate traffic to your profile.

The job skills, life skills, & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Each class has limited capacity, so please register as soon as possible.

ADA Accommodations: 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.

May
20
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Career Exploration @ Online (see listing)
May 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

What career will fit you best? Registration required. Click here to register.

Career exploration is the process of researching, evaluating, and learning about work opportunities and researching what it takes to pursue a particular field, industry, or career. Learn about various occupations and their “fit” with your unique career preferences, e.g., the skills, interests and values you want satisfied by your career.

The job skills, life skills, & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Each class has limited capacity, so please register as soon as possible.

ADA Accommodations: 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.

May
27
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Mock Interviews @ Online (see listing)
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Gain feedback to sharpen your interview skills. Sign up to receive feedback on your interviewing skills. Registration required. Click here to register.

The first half of the workshop will consist of techniques to answering various interview questions. In the final half of the workshop, the facilitator and attendees practice their interview skills, discuss performance, and provide feedback.

The job skills, life skills, & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Each class has limited capacity, so please register as soon as possible.

ADA Accommodations: 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.

Jun
3
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Job Search Strategies @ Online (see listing)
Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Effective strategies are critical for your job search, whether you are unemployed and looking for a job or considering making a career move. Registration required. Click here to register.

Mastering the process of searching and applying for jobs can help you find, and ultimately acquire, the best job opportunities. Evaluating different kinds of job searching strategies can help you evaluate which strategy will work best for your situation.

The job skills, life skills, & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Each class has limited capacity, so please register as soon as possible.

ADA Accommodations: 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.