West Seattle Event Calendar

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/performance to be listed here? Please send basic info AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE 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!

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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.

Nov
16
Sat
2019
Volunteer Forest Restoration Event @ (see listing)
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

You and your fellow volunteers will participate in fun, hands-on conservation work led by staff with DNDA’s Urban Forest Restoration Program. Restoration work includes removing invasive plants, planting native species, and mulching new plantings, depending on the restoration progress in each site. Work parties are often accompanied by live musicians, bringing the arts and nature together for our enjoyment!

November 12, 2019
Longfellow Creek Central Forest Site @ Brandon, 29th Ave SW and SW Brandon St
November 16, 2019
Riverview Playfield Site, 12th Ave SW and SW Myrtle St
November 16, 2019
Delridge Wetlands, 5600 23rd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106
November 19, 2019
Thistle Street Greenspace, 25th Ave SW and SW Thistle St
November 23, 2019
College Street Ravine, 5050 SW College St, Seattle, WA 98116
November 26, 2019
Brandon Street Natural Area, 29th Ave SW and SW Brandon St
December 3, 2019
Delridge and Myrtle Site, 21st Ave SW and SW Myrtle St

You can sign up as an individual or register as a group, online in the event listings at: https://dnda.org/news/events/

What to Bring: Please dress appropriately with long pants, warm and dry layers, closed-toed shoes and rain gear as needed. Please bring a refillable water bottle and a lunch (if desired)

What We Provide: Tools, gloves, training and safety talk, a light granola bar snack and a jug of water.

Murals of West Seattle tour @ West Seattle Junction
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Explore the historic Murals of West Seattle, in a 90-minute history walk led by Clay Eals starting at noon Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, sponsored by Airbnb in partnership with Atlas Obscura. The tour starts in front of the West Seattle Post Office. The fee is $30/person.

In this fact-filled journey, you will get the full story of how these murals were created by civic leaders and a team of world-class artists, discover the tricks of their trade, learn which local luminaries were depicted in various scenarios and myriad behind-the-scenes anecdotes about these unique achievements.

You also will see the inspiring results of the ongoing restoration of these 30-year-old showpieces. In addition, you will glimpse 10 recently installed bronze historical panels. You will come away with an appreciation for how any community can instill pride in its citizenry by telling its foundational stories through public art — and how West Seattle, known as “the Birthplace of Seattle,” serves as an example for us all.

For more info: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1196280

Social Justice Film Institute Presents Öngtupqa and Hopi Native Flute Performance @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This Social Justice Film Institute is a Community Benefit Cinema cause for the Duwamish Longhouse. All donations and sales will go directly to Duwamish Tribal Services.

Gary Stroutsos will present an evening playing traditional Hopi flute music and showing the accompanying documentary, Öngtupqa. Öngtupqa – the Hopi name for Grand Canyon, that translates to “Salt Canyon” is the creation of musicians’ Clark Tenakhongva, Vice Chairman of the Hopi Tribe and renowned traditional singer; Gary Stroutsos playing the Hopi long flute, and Matthew Nelson playing clay pot percussion.

This documentary film Öngtupqa shares Hopi cultural connections to the canyon through music and spoken word, stunning images of Grand Canyon, live music footage, time-lapse imagery, and much more. The trio recorded the album inside the Grand Canyon’s Desert View Watchtower, a stone edifice located on the south rim of the canyon, whose architecture is inspired by Puebloan ruins. Clark Tenakhongva, Gary Stroutsos and Matthew Nelson use their mastery of voice, flute and clay pot percussion to bring the acoustics within the Watchtower to life. Öngtupqa music is an acoustic soundscape intended to honor the surrounding landscape through music created on-site that could never be replicated in a studio far from the views and spirit of Grand Canyon.

Gary Stroutsos live performances have captivated audiences around the world. His meditative flute music and time-honored stories evoke the lands and cultures that he has studied over the course of his 35-year career. Gary’s mission is to carry the music forward to future generations and to promote stewardship of diverse cultures and the natural environment.

Nov
18
Mon
2019
Mobile blood drive @ Admiral Safeway on California
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked in front of the Admiral Safeway in West Seattle (on California Ave SW) from noon to 6 pm (closed for a break 1:30–2:30 pm). Blood drives are open to the public.

Nov
19
Tue
2019
Volunteer Forest Restoration Event @ (see listing)
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

You and your fellow volunteers will participate in fun, hands-on conservation work led by staff with DNDA’s Urban Forest Restoration Program. Restoration work includes removing invasive plants, planting native species, and mulching new plantings, depending on the restoration progress in each site. Work parties are often accompanied by live musicians, bringing the arts and nature together for our enjoyment!

November 12, 2019
Longfellow Creek Central Forest Site @ Brandon, 29th Ave SW and SW Brandon St
November 16, 2019
Riverview Playfield Site, 12th Ave SW and SW Myrtle St
November 16, 2019
Delridge Wetlands, 5600 23rd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106
November 19, 2019
Thistle Street Greenspace, 25th Ave SW and SW Thistle St
November 23, 2019
College Street Ravine, 5050 SW College St, Seattle, WA 98116
November 26, 2019
Brandon Street Natural Area, 29th Ave SW and SW Brandon St
December 3, 2019
Delridge and Myrtle Site, 21st Ave SW and SW Myrtle St

You can sign up as an individual or register as a group, online in the event listings at: https://dnda.org/news/events/

What to Bring: Please dress appropriately with long pants, warm and dry layers, closed-toed shoes and rain gear as needed. Please bring a refillable water bottle and a lunch (if desired)

What We Provide: Tools, gloves, training and safety talk, a light granola bar snack and a jug of water.

Nov
20
Wed
2019
Annual Potluck and Silent Auction @ Office of Indian Child Welfare
Nov 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Office of Indian Child Welfare is celebrating Native American Month with their annual potluck and silent auction.

The event is open to the public and there will be many tribes represented. The event includes drumming and an opportunity to meet the amazing people who serve our youth.

Donations for the silent auction that raises money for the local client fund at the DCYF office would be greatly appreciated. Contact Nancy Spiro directly to donate at: 206-261-5381.

Nov
23
Sat
2019
Mobile blood drive @ Westwood Village
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked at the Barton St. entrance to Westwood Village from 9 am to 3 pm (closed 11 am to 12 pm for a break).

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Volunteer Forest Restoration Event @ (see listing)
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

You and your fellow volunteers will participate in fun, hands-on conservation work led by staff with DNDA’s Urban Forest Restoration Program. Restoration work includes removing invasive plants, planting native species, and mulching new plantings, depending on the restoration progress in each site. Work parties are often accompanied by live musicians, bringing the arts and nature together for our enjoyment!

November 12, 2019
Longfellow Creek Central Forest Site @ Brandon, 29th Ave SW and SW Brandon St
November 16, 2019
Riverview Playfield Site, 12th Ave SW and SW Myrtle St
November 16, 2019
Delridge Wetlands, 5600 23rd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106
November 19, 2019
Thistle Street Greenspace, 25th Ave SW and SW Thistle St
November 23, 2019
College Street Ravine, 5050 SW College St, Seattle, WA 98116
November 26, 2019
Brandon Street Natural Area, 29th Ave SW and SW Brandon St
December 3, 2019
Delridge and Myrtle Site, 21st Ave SW and SW Myrtle St

You can sign up as an individual or register as a group, online in the event listings at: https://dnda.org/news/events/

What to Bring: Please dress appropriately with long pants, warm and dry layers, closed-toed shoes and rain gear as needed. Please bring a refillable water bottle and a lunch (if desired)

What We Provide: Tools, gloves, training and safety talk, a light granola bar snack and a jug of water.

Seattle Peace Chorus Presents People of the Drum @ Duwamish Tribal Services
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Seattle Peace Chorus is proud to present our up-coming concert People of the Drum, in honor of Native Americans and their contributions to our nation, community, and environment. We wish to express our solidarity with them and with their struggle for identity and cultural preservation. Our concert program represents a collaboration with our Native American communities and features music composed by Frederick N. West, the director of the Seattle Peace Chorus. Native American singers, drummers, story tellers, and tribal elders will be an integral part of our concert.

Native American tribes in the United States have struggled for years to uphold treaties that protect their rights to fishing, hunting, and preservation of their sacred grounds. This work will include poetic renderings of these and other legacies, including the Navajo prayer “Beauty before us, beauty behind us, we walk in beauty; it is finished in beauty.”

We present this concert at two Native American sites in Seattle with limited seating: Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, and the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

Featured Artists
• Frederick N. West, Director Seattle Peace Chorus and composer of the musical program
• Sondra Segundo, Haida singer
• Johnny Moses, Tulalip storyteller
• Kevin Locke, Lakota hoop dancer, story teller, and Native American flute expert (Duwamish Longhouse only)
• Professional chamber orchestra
• Edie Loyer Nelson, Duwamish tribal elder

Tickets available online at Brown Paper Tickets

Thank you for your contribution and your support. Our goals of promoting peace and justice and making connections with justice-minded people of our Seattle community, our country, and the world is enhanced by your support both in attendance at our concerts and financially.

Your ticket for Sunday or Saturday is good for only the given date and venue. Seating is limited, so get your tickets as soon as possible from a chorus member, or on Brown Paper Tickets.

Nov
24
Sun
2019
Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Ethical Trade Sale @ Walmesley Center
Nov 24 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Our Lady of Guadalupe’s annual Ethical Trade Sale is coming up on Sunday, November 24 from 9:30am-1:00pm in the Walmesley Center (7000 35th Ave SW, Seattle 98126). Ethical Trade seeks to change the ways conventional trade often leaves behind the most vulnerable people. By buying Ethical Trade, you support the efforts of skilled farmers and artisans, empower communities, and affirm the dignity of the workers. At the sale, you’ll find unique gift items, including chocolates, Advent calendars, nativities, jewelry, holiday and home décor, ornaments, cozy socks, children’s games and books, and much more. There will also be tasty treats sold by OLG students to benefit Westside Baby; Pura Vida coffee, and woven Guatemalan scarves from Amigas de Corazón. Proceeds go to Catholic Relief Services and OLG’s global solidarity efforts. Click here for more information.

Nov
26
Tue
2019
Volunteer Forest Restoration Event @ (see listing)
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

You and your fellow volunteers will participate in fun, hands-on conservation work led by staff with DNDA’s Urban Forest Restoration Program. Restoration work includes removing invasive plants, planting native species, and mulching new plantings, depending on the restoration progress in each site. Work parties are often accompanied by live musicians, bringing the arts and nature together for our enjoyment!

November 12, 2019
Longfellow Creek Central Forest Site @ Brandon, 29th Ave SW and SW Brandon St
November 16, 2019
Riverview Playfield Site, 12th Ave SW and SW Myrtle St
November 16, 2019
Delridge Wetlands, 5600 23rd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106
November 19, 2019
Thistle Street Greenspace, 25th Ave SW and SW Thistle St
November 23, 2019
College Street Ravine, 5050 SW College St, Seattle, WA 98116
November 26, 2019
Brandon Street Natural Area, 29th Ave SW and SW Brandon St
December 3, 2019
Delridge and Myrtle Site, 21st Ave SW and SW Myrtle St

You can sign up as an individual or register as a group, online in the event listings at: https://dnda.org/news/events/

What to Bring: Please dress appropriately with long pants, warm and dry layers, closed-toed shoes and rain gear as needed. Please bring a refillable water bottle and a lunch (if desired)

What We Provide: Tools, gloves, training and safety talk, a light granola bar snack and a jug of water.

Nov
29
Fri
2019
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Blood drive @ Our Lady of Guadalupe
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be at Our Lady Of Guadalupe, at the Walmesley Center on Friday, November 29th 2019, from 1:00 pm–7:00 pm, (the bloodmobile will be closed for a break from 3:00-4:00 pm).

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment. Drives Schedule Subject to Change – To confirm dates, email schedule@bloodworksnw.org or call 206-292-6500.

Nov
30
Sat
2019
Mobile blood drive in the Junction
Nov 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked at 42nd and Alaska, 9 am – 3 pm (with a closure 11 am-noon for a break). Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment. Please remember to hydrate and eat a good meal before donating and to bring your ID.

Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Dec
1
Sun
2019
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Dec
3
Tue
2019
Mobile blood drive @ South Seattle College
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked at the Clock Tower Plaza at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm (closed noon to 1 pm for a break).

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

A blood donation takes less than an hour. You get cookies and juice afterwards, and the satisfaction of helping others! Remember, Washington State Executive Order # 02-01 allows state employees to take paid leave to donate blood.

Volunteer Forest Restoration Event @ (see listing)
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

You and your fellow volunteers will participate in fun, hands-on conservation work led by staff with DNDA’s Urban Forest Restoration Program. Restoration work includes removing invasive plants, planting native species, and mulching new plantings, depending on the restoration progress in each site. Work parties are often accompanied by live musicians, bringing the arts and nature together for our enjoyment!

November 12, 2019
Longfellow Creek Central Forest Site @ Brandon, 29th Ave SW and SW Brandon St
November 16, 2019
Riverview Playfield Site, 12th Ave SW and SW Myrtle St
November 16, 2019
Delridge Wetlands, 5600 23rd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106
November 19, 2019
Thistle Street Greenspace, 25th Ave SW and SW Thistle St
November 23, 2019
College Street Ravine, 5050 SW College St, Seattle, WA 98116
November 26, 2019
Brandon Street Natural Area, 29th Ave SW and SW Brandon St
December 3, 2019
Delridge and Myrtle Site, 21st Ave SW and SW Myrtle St

You can sign up as an individual or register as a group, online in the event listings at: https://dnda.org/news/events/

What to Bring: Please dress appropriately with long pants, warm and dry layers, closed-toed shoes and rain gear as needed. Please bring a refillable water bottle and a lunch (if desired)

What We Provide: Tools, gloves, training and safety talk, a light granola bar snack and a jug of water.

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.

Musicians for the West Seattle Food Bank @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Musicians for the West Seattle Food Bank at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) featuring Ginny Reilly and Judy Kaplin. Cash and/or non-perishable food item donations appreciated.

Dec
13
Fri
2019
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Nighttime at the Beach @ Me-Kwa-Mooks Beach West Seattle
Dec 13 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Enjoy a unique Salish Sea adventure. Bring a flashlight and join a Seattle Urban Nature Guide at Me-Kwa-Mooks beach for a captivating urban nature outing/tidepool exploration at night. Program starts at Emma Schmitz Viewpoint. Please wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces and dress for the weather.

Ages 18 and up. Everyone attending must be registered for the program.

Dec
14
Sat
2019
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Dec
15
Sun
2019
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.