West Seattle Event Calendar

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Words, Writers & Southwest Stories: Mike Purdy @ Southwest Library
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

At the Southwest Branch library, Presidential historian Mike Purdy peeks behind the political curtain through meticulous research–to expose that throughout history our presidents have dished out acerbic insults about other presidents, from the founding fathers to the age of Trump.

Author Purdy has prepared 101 Presidential Insults as fun and sometimes provokes one to laugh or wince, but is also thought-provoking and shocking at times—and is presented as a significant contribution to understanding the presidents.

This free event by ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and is co-sponsored by the Seattle Public Library. Mike Purdy’s event will take place at 6 PM at the SW Branch Library, 9010 35th Ave.SW, on Thursday, Nov.14th, 2019.

In this new book, Purdy shares antidotes he found sometimes in private letters, diaries, and conversations, as various presidents let their guard down on what they really thought about a former, deceased, current, or future president. At other times, these insults have been audaciously proclaimed in public speeches, books, and to the media. By their own words, our presidents have demonstrated their flawed humanity with insults that are often humorous and sometimes surprising for their lack of decorum. We may laugh or perhaps wince as we hear of these 101 presidential insults.

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ presentations are scheduled for the Second Thursday of each month at 6 PM at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Next month on December 12th, Humanities Washington co-sponsors Feliks Banel, local broadcaster and historian with his book, Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State.

For videos on these and other speakers’ presentations, check out “Events” at www.loghousemuseum.org . This newly re-named 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 e-mailing Dora-Faye@comcast.net
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

For more information, call 206-386-4636 or Ask Us. For ADA accommodations, please contact: leap@spl.org.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

A Light in the Darkness: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Service of Hope and Healing @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Event: A Light in the Darkness: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Service of Hope and Healing

When: Saturday, November 16, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Location: St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 3050 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

This service is for anyone who mourns the loss of children through miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, infant death, placing for adoption, or difficulty with conception. In our society, we often don’t know how to mourn these losses and deaths. This service of prayer and hope is an opportunity to express lament, the heart’s expression of grief, an essential element of our conversation with God.

For more information: https://sjbwestseattle.churchdesk.com/event/5973010

Peace Lutheran Church’s 75th-anniversary celebration
Nov 24 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

The community is invited to the 75th Anniversary Celebration of Peace Lutheran Church of West Seattle, Sunday, November 24, 2019. Opportunities for reconnecting begin at 9:30 am with refreshments and displays in the Peace Fellowship Hall, followed by Festival Worship at 10:30 in the sanctuary with choir, instrumentalists, and guest preacher, Bishop Shelley Bryan Wee, bishop of the Northwest Washington Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). A luncheon, for which reservations are needed, follows in the Fauntleroy United Church of Christ (UCC) Fellowship Hall.

Office phone at Peace Lutheran: 206-935-1962. Church office email: office@peacelutheranseattle.org.

Peace Lutheran Church is located at the corner of 39th Ave SW and SW Thistle, 8316 39th Ave SW. Fauntleroy Church is located at 9140 California Ave SW, across from .Fauntleroy Hall.

Peace Lutheran Church was founded just as World War II was ending, choosing a name that expressed its hope for the future. The congregation organized in November, 1944, and held its first service as a new congregation the first Sunday in December 1944, in a portable classroom at E.C. Hughes School. Using materials reclaimed from former army barracks, members built a chapel on 39th Ave SW and SW Thistle, dedicating it in 1946, Ten years later, the congregation, in a major expansion of its original building, dedicated a new sanctuary which is in use today.

Peace Lutheran Church is known for its vibrant worship, Christian nurture for people of all ages, and its community outreach. Pastor Erik Kindem serves as pastor. Peace is a Reconciling in Christ congregation, whose Affirmation of Welcome says:

Christ calls us to reconciliation and wholeness, in a world that can be filled with alienation and brokenness. In faithfulness to the Gospel and to our Lutheran heritage, we answer Christ’s call to be agents of healing and safety, particularly for people who have been marginalized by our society. As a Christian community, we invited all people to join us as we work to better understand the meaning of grace for our lives. We welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities into the life and mission of our congregation.

For more information about current activities and history of Peace Lutheran Church, please go to www.peacelutheranseattle.org

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.