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.

Aug
7
Sat
Maintaining Inner Quarantine: Buddhist Teachings on Refuge @ Fauntleroy UCC
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat. Aug. 7th, 9 am – 5 pm, Fauntleroy Church in West Seattle, 9140 California Ave SW
(also live-streamed on Clear Mountain’s YouTube Channel).
Please read details and click the link below to register and see if spots are still available.

Concerned about going back into the world? The Buddha’s teaching provides a refuge in its articulation of our transcendent potential (Buddha), the path of meditation, ethics, and wisdom leading to awakening (Dhamma), and the community which can support us in such practice (Sangha). Ordained in the Thai Forest Tradition, Ajahn Kovilo and Tan Nisabho have trained under senior teachers such as Ajahn Pasanno, Ajahn Piak, Ajahn Anan, and Ajahn Jayasaro. Ayya Soma is a bhikkhuni ordained in the Theravada lineage and co-founder of Empty Cloud Monastery in New Jersey. Ajahn Kovilo and Tan Nisabho are part of the Clear Mountain Monastery Project, the aspiration of a Thai Forest Monastery in the greater Seattle Area. The schedule, monastic biographies, Covid-19 precautions, and other details may be found below.

For more information, email info@clearmountainmonastery.org.

Note that, due to Covid-19 precautions, exact capacity is hard to predict, and if the premises become full, some may not be able to attend, though priority will be given to those who registered. An in-depth summary of precautions attendees are expected to take may be found here. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please register below.

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
17
Tue
West Seattle Toastmasters 832 online meeting
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Toastmasters Club 832 has been around since 1950 and has successfully pivoted to meeting online. Club members have continued to meet throughout 2020 to practice speaking, communication, and leadership skills in a positive, supportive environment. We would love to have you join us for one of our upcoming meetings.

Our club generally meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, except holidays. Follow us on Facebook to stay tuned for all news and events. RSVP here: wstoastmasters832@gmail.com

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
West Seattle Toastmasters 832 online meeting
Aug 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Toastmasters Club 832 has been around since 1950 and has successfully pivoted to meeting online. Club members have continued to meet throughout 2020 to practice speaking, communication, and leadership skills in a positive, supportive environment. We would love to have you join us for one of our upcoming meetings.

Our club generally meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, except holidays. Follow us on Facebook to stay tuned for all news and events. RSVP here: wstoastmasters832@gmail.com

Sep
7
Tue
West Seattle Toastmasters 832 online meeting
Sep 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Toastmasters Club 832 has been around since 1950 and has successfully pivoted to meeting online. Club members have continued to meet throughout 2020 to practice speaking, communication, and leadership skills in a positive, supportive environment. We would love to have you join us for one of our upcoming meetings.

Our club generally meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, except holidays. Follow us on Facebook to stay tuned for all news and events. RSVP here: wstoastmasters832@gmail.com

Sep
21
Tue
West Seattle Toastmasters 832 online meeting
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Toastmasters Club 832 has been around since 1950 and has successfully pivoted to meeting online. Club members have continued to meet throughout 2020 to practice speaking, communication, and leadership skills in a positive, supportive environment. We would love to have you join us for one of our upcoming meetings.

Our club generally meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, except holidays. Follow us on Facebook to stay tuned for all news and events. RSVP here: wstoastmasters832@gmail.com

Oct
5
Tue
West Seattle Toastmasters 832 online meeting
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Toastmasters Club 832 has been around since 1950 and has successfully pivoted to meeting online. Club members have continued to meet throughout 2020 to practice speaking, communication, and leadership skills in a positive, supportive environment. We would love to have you join us for one of our upcoming meetings.

Our club generally meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, except holidays. Follow us on Facebook to stay tuned for all news and events. RSVP here: wstoastmasters832@gmail.com

Oct
19
Tue
West Seattle Toastmasters 832 online meeting
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Toastmasters Club 832 has been around since 1950 and has successfully pivoted to meeting online. Club members have continued to meet throughout 2020 to practice speaking, communication, and leadership skills in a positive, supportive environment. We would love to have you join us for one of our upcoming meetings.

Our club generally meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, except holidays. Follow us on Facebook to stay tuned for all news and events. RSVP here: wstoastmasters832@gmail.com