West Seattle Event Calendar

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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
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
Author Emily Lynn Paulson at Paper Boat Booksellers
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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
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

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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
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.