West Seattle Event Calendar

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Nov
13
Wed
2019
Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle @ C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

Free, all ages, monthly series with a featured reader followed by open mic for stories and tales (short and tall).
https://www.poetrybridgetimes.net/

Nov
14
Thu
2019
Aviation Program Open House @ South Seattle College, TEC-Room 127
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

South Seattle College’s Aeronautical Technology department, including the Aviation Maintenance Technology degree program, will be holding an open house from 6-7 p.m. in TEC 127. Meet with Aeronautical Technology department staff and faculty, learn more about the application process, and discover funding resources for college!

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

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.

Nov
16
Sat
2019
Junction True Value Holiday Open House & Food Drive
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Junction True Value Hardware’s Annual Christmas Open House

November 16th 10 am – 2 pm

Enter the ugly sweater contest. The winner receives a $100 Junction True Value Gift Card!
Enjoy Christmas carolers from West Seattle High School Choir and Chief Sealth High School Choir. They will be singing holiday favorites.

Homemade cookies, hot apple cider, free popcorn, free gifts and giveaways.

Enter drawings for a Weber Q1200 Grill with Stand. There will also be a drawing for kids.

20% off on all regularly priced Christmas decorations.

Donation area set up to benefit the West Seattle Food Bank. Please bring non-perishable, canned and packaged foods with you to the Christmas Open House

Junction True Value
4747 44th Ave SW
206-932-0450

West Seattle Nursery Holiday Open House 2019
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

At West Seattle Nursery:

The Greenhouse and Garden Center will be filled with festive holiday decor and gift items.

Great food
Free coffee
Door prizes

11 a.m. – Holiday Houseplant Arrangements with Brandon Nagata​

Noon – Wreath Making Demonstration with Kevin Kuprienko

1 p.m. – Creating a Thanksgiving Centerpiece with Jenn Dowell

Nov
17
Sun
2019
Seattle Swing Dance Club – Dances and Lessons @ Alki Masonic Center
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Seattle Swing Dance Club holds West Coast Swing dances and lessons at the Alki Masonic Center:

4:00-6:00 PM Intermediate+ Level Workshops
6:00-9:30 PM Social dance w/ DJ
6:00-6:30 PM FREE Beginner Lesson upstairs

Jan 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Feb 17 – Alki Masonic Center
March 3 – Alki Masonic Center
March 17 – Alki Masonic Center
April 7 – Alki Masonic Center
May 5 – Alki Masonic Center
May 19 – Alki Masonic Center
June 2 – Alki Masonic Center
June 16 – Alki Masonic Center
July 7 – Alki Masonic Center
July 21 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 4 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 18 – Alki Masonic Center
Sep 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Set 15 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 6 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 3 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 17 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 15 – Alki Masonic Center

Nov
18
Mon
2019
Free: Medicare 101 Workshop @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 18 @ 2:30 pm

Medicare 101 Workshop
At the Senior Center of West Seattle

Tuesday, November 12 @ 3 pm
Monday, November 18 @ 3 pm
Monday, November 25 @ 3 pm

Featuring:
Ann-Marie Murray
Benefits & Insurance Specialist
18 years experience
206-660-0416
annmariemSME@gmail.com

Call to register: 206-932-4044 x1

For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings call 306-932-4044 or TTY 711.

A sales agent will be present with information and applications

Nov
19
Tue
2019
South Seattle College Hospitality Management (BAS) Information Session @ South Seattle College, TEC 141
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Learn more about South’s two-year (six quarter) Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Hospitality Management degree program! Get one-on-one help with your application, ask questions and get connected with financial aid resources on campus.

South’s Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Hospitality Management degree program is specially designed to fit into the lives of Seattle’s busy working professionals and new graduates. Build on your two-year Associate degree, while learning the ins and outs of the hospitality industry–from marketing and sales, to management and human resources.

Questions? Contact Hana Gala, Program Manager, at Hana.Gala@SeattleColleges.edu.

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

Poet Marjorie Laughlin @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

“I Loosed My Father’s Boots” is West Seattle Poet Marjorie Laughlin’s first collection of poetry. She will be sharing poems from this collection when she reads at the Senior Center after lunch on Tuesday, November 19 from 1pm to 1:30pm.

Her poems include remembrances of her childhood on the family farm on Ribbon Ridge and small town living in the Chehalem valley in Oregon. Marjorie’s poems are wide ranging. A visit to family friends in a small village in Italy resulted in her poem “Generations.” Working in her garden and observing the beauty of the iris led to “A Tale of Two Queens.”

Marjorie doesn’t shy away from social issues or even existential ones. “A Thirty
Foot Drop” discusses hazards facing people experiencing homelessness. “Resurrection Day” is about capital punishment. “Picnic on the Beach” reflects on the possibility of a nuclear conflagration. “A Visit” shows the heartache of dementia. Many of Marjorie’s poems reflect on nature. Her approach with familiar subjects sometimes comes with a twist.

If you’d like to join us for this reading, please register in advance at the front desk or by calling 206.932.4044 x1 so we know how many people to plan for. This event is free.

All School Open House @ Hope Lutheran School
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

It isn’t too early to begin looking at local educational options. The All School Open House gives you time to meet all preschool-8th grade staff, visit classrooms, and learn more about the many robust programs at Hope School. This is a great time to invite friends or family who are looking at private school options.

Refreshments will be provided. Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information.

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.

Campus Tour at South Seattle College @ South Seattle College
Nov 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Get to know the people, programs, and services available at South Seattle College!

Tours include visits to departments and classrooms, including our Academic Programs, Professional/Technical Programs, Enrollment Services, Student Life, Diversity and Retention, and Campus Resources. Enjoy a leisurely walk around our beautifully-landscaped campus and learn what makes South Seattle College a great place to fulfill your educational and career goals.

Sign-up online at southseattle.edu/new-student-services/take-a-tour.aspx. For questions, please call South’s Information Desk at (206) 934-6684 or email at SouthOutreach@seattlecolleges.edu.

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

Nov
21
Thu
2019
South Seattle College Hospitality Management (BAS) Information Session @ South Seattle College, TEC 141
Nov 21 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Learn more about South’s two-year (six quarter) Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Hospitality Management degree program! Get one-on-one help with your application, ask questions and get connected with financial aid resources on campus.

South’s Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Hospitality Management degree program is specially designed to fit into the lives of Seattle’s busy working professionals and new graduates. Build on your two-year Associate degree, while learning the ins and outs of the hospitality industry–from marketing and sales, to management and human resources.

Questions? Contact Hana Gala, Program Manager, at Hana.Gala@SeattleColleges.edu.

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

Explorer West Middle School fall open houses
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn more about Explorer West Middle School at one of our Open Houses!

Location: 10015 28th Ave SW

For more information, visit our website. (http://explorer-west.org/admissions/fall-open-houses/)

We are the only independent 6th-8th-grade school in West Seattle redefining the middle school experience.

Exceeding traditional expectations, we’ve crafted an education program that equips students for high school and an experience that empowers them for life. Our small learning community is ideal for students to explore academic curiosities, self-expression, leadership, and creative problem-solving skills. Guided by respect, we focus on developing academic skill and character to ensure success at the high school of their choice.

Students experience:

– A rigorous curriculum preparing them to be organized and excel academically in high school

– Three years of studio art, drama, music, and Latin

– Exposure to topics in sustainability, social justice, and community service

– An all-school outdoor education program that includes camping, backpacking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing

Join us at an Open House to learn more!

Tuesday, October 22, 6:30-8:00 pm

Thursday, November 21, 6:30- 8:00 pm

Saturday, December 7, 10:00-11:30 am

Nov
25
Mon
2019
Free: Medicare 101 Workshop @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 25 @ 2:30 pm

Medicare 101 Workshop
At the Senior Center of West Seattle

Tuesday, November 12 @ 3 pm
Monday, November 18 @ 3 pm
Monday, November 25 @ 3 pm

Featuring:
Ann-Marie Murray
Benefits & Insurance Specialist
18 years experience
206-660-0416
annmariemSME@gmail.com

Call to register: 206-932-4044 x1

For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings call 306-932-4044 or TTY 711.

A sales agent will be present with information and applications

Dec
1
Sun
2019
Seattle Swing Dance Club – Dances and Lessons @ Alki Masonic Center
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Seattle Swing Dance Club holds West Coast Swing dances and lessons at the Alki Masonic Center:

4:00-6:00 PM Intermediate+ Level Workshops
6:00-9:30 PM Social dance w/ DJ
6:00-6:30 PM FREE Beginner Lesson upstairs

Jan 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Feb 17 – Alki Masonic Center
March 3 – Alki Masonic Center
March 17 – Alki Masonic Center
April 7 – Alki Masonic Center
May 5 – Alki Masonic Center
May 19 – Alki Masonic Center
June 2 – Alki Masonic Center
June 16 – Alki Masonic Center
July 7 – Alki Masonic Center
July 21 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 4 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 18 – Alki Masonic Center
Sep 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Set 15 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 6 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 3 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 17 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 15 – Alki Masonic Center

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Explorer West Middle School fall open houses
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Learn more about Explorer West Middle School at one of our Open Houses!

Location: 10015 28th Ave SW

For more information, visit our website. (http://explorer-west.org/admissions/fall-open-houses/)

We are the only independent 6th-8th-grade school in West Seattle redefining the middle school experience.

Exceeding traditional expectations, we’ve crafted an education program that equips students for high school and an experience that empowers them for life. Our small learning community is ideal for students to explore academic curiosities, self-expression, leadership, and creative problem-solving skills. Guided by respect, we focus on developing academic skill and character to ensure success at the high school of their choice.

Students experience:

– A rigorous curriculum preparing them to be organized and excel academically in high school

– Three years of studio art, drama, music, and Latin

– Exposure to topics in sustainability, social justice, and community service

– An all-school outdoor education program that includes camping, backpacking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing

Join us at an Open House to learn more!

Tuesday, October 22, 6:30-8:00 pm

Thursday, November 21, 6:30- 8:00 pm

Saturday, December 7, 10:00-11:30 am

Free: Earthquake home retrofit class @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Learn how to assess your home to determine if it needs a structural seismic retrofit, and learn about the retrofit process.

Help reduce damage caused during an earthquake. Learn to become an informed consumer or how to do home retrofit yourself. Retrofit experts will show how to assess your home’s needs and how to use the City of Seattle’s pre-engineered Home Retrofit plans to permit and retrofit your home.

Learn more about the retrofit process and the city plan set at the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections website http://www.seattle.gov/sdci/permits/permits-we-issue-(a-z)/earthquake-home-retrofit-permit

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.

Dec
15
Sun
2019
Seattle Swing Dance Club – Dances and Lessons @ Alki Masonic Center
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Seattle Swing Dance Club holds West Coast Swing dances and lessons at the Alki Masonic Center:

4:00-6:00 PM Intermediate+ Level Workshops
6:00-9:30 PM Social dance w/ DJ
6:00-6:30 PM FREE Beginner Lesson upstairs

Jan 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Feb 17 – Alki Masonic Center
March 3 – Alki Masonic Center
March 17 – Alki Masonic Center
April 7 – Alki Masonic Center
May 5 – Alki Masonic Center
May 19 – Alki Masonic Center
June 2 – Alki Masonic Center
June 16 – Alki Masonic Center
July 7 – Alki Masonic Center
July 21 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 4 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 18 – Alki Masonic Center
Sep 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Set 15 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 6 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 3 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 17 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 15 – Alki Masonic Center

Jan
13
Mon
2020
Tilden School Open House for Prospective Parents
Jan 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

At Tilden School (WSB sponsor):

Saturday, November 2, 10 am to noon

Monday, January 13, 6:30 to 8 pm

We invite interested families to our first open house of the school year; tour the classrooms, and chat with the teachers and specialists who make Tilden extraordinary.

Location: Tilden School

4105 California Ave SW

On the corner of California and Dakota, we are located in (but not affiliated with) the First Lutheran Church of West Seattle – their back door is our front door!

Enter on west side of building, across from the south end of the parking lot.

tildenschool.org

Jan
14
Tue
2020
Preschool Open House @ Hope Lutheran School
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Make sure to add the Preschool Open House to your calendar!

Most preschools begin to register students for the coming fall at this time, so it’s never too early to do your research. Bring your child(ren) and watch them explore and play in the fun environment that will become like a second home to them. Teachers will be on hand to answer questions and talk about our play-based approach to learning and building a strong foundation for your little one to grow.

Refreshments will be provided. Please call the school office at 935-8500 or emailadmissions@hopeseattle.org for more information. Check out our latest video about Hope School!