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.

Dec
10
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+: Winter Landscape Poetry @ Online (see listing)
Dec 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Winter Landscape Poetry with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter SPL2020 to enter the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps.

During this workshop, we’ll explore settings that hold special meaning through reminiscence activities. We’ll share personal stories and, together, create a mural of landscape memories captured in visual images, words and phrases.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

Dec
11
Sat
Explorer West Middle School Virtual Open Houses @ online
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Every fall, we welcome families to our campus to learn more about our school. This year, Explorer West Middle School will be hosting virtual events. These new Virtual Open Houses will be held on:

Saturday, October 23, 11 AM

Saturday, December 11, 11 AM

Our re-imagined virtual events have been created to offer you an in-depth look at our school, including a teacher panel, current schedule, and curriculum. You will meet our faculty, administration, students, families, and alumni.

There will be time to answer questions and discuss admissions. The event is free for families to attend. If you already have a Ravenna account, you can register through your profile or visit our calendar for the Zoom link.

We are also offering in-person tours of campus. You can register for tours through Ravenna. Please contact Dawn at dawnf@explorer-west.org with any questions.

Virtual Arts For 50+ Beginning Drawing @ Online (see listing)
Dec 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Beginning Drawing with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Register on the SilverKite website. Please enter SPL2020 to enter the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps.

Join our beginning drawing workshop. Learn basic shading techniques while you draw a still life.

Supplies needed: paper, pencil, eraser.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

Dec
13
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+: Sing-Along Stories @ Online (see listing)
Dec 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sing-Along Stories with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Register on the SilverKite website. Please enter SPL2020 to enter the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps.

Join us for an hour of sharing our stories with a tuneful lilt. Some stories are so great that they have to be sung. These “story songs” may inspire us, take us on adventures, celebrate a moment or share something silly and unlikely.

This workshop has been designed and will be facilitated for individuals living with memory loss and their care partners. We welcome other family members and friends of all ages to join us.

Supplies needed: rhythm shakers, maracas, or a bag of beans to make noise.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Dec
14
Tue
Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

A virtual program for parents and caregivers of young children to learn and explore together. No registration required.

Designed to support the development of children’s school readiness skills through play and to provide education and support for parents and caregivers. Come sing, read, and craft with us!

Click here to join on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 881 8899 3663
Passcode: play&learn

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs.

Dec
15
Wed
Virtual Arts For 50+ Bollywood Dance @ Online (see listing)
Dec 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Bollywood Dance with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter SPL2020 to enter the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps.

Learn dances featured in films from India – the largest moviemaking capital in the world. Bollywood is the Hindi-language sector of the Indian moviemaking industry. Traditional Bollywood dancing has been heavily influenced by Asian culture, Hindu art, music, and culture. Today Bollywood music and dancing are also influenced by other cultures and forms of dance including salsa and hip-hop. Join us for a fun class where we’ll dance to Bollywood hit songs from different eras and learn about the inspiration behind the songs.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

Dec
17
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+: Mindfulness @ Online (see listing)
Dec 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Mindfulness with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter SPL2020 to enter the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps

Join us for an introduction to the art of mindfulness. The general principles of mindfulness are acceptance, purpose, and doing what needs to be done. Learn to let go of busyness and stress, and explore a simple, ongoing practice.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Dec
18
Sat
Virtual Arts For 50+ Sip And Paint Acrylics @ Online (see listing)
Dec 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sip and Paint Acrylics with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter SPL2020 to enter the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps.

Join us for a step-by-step painting workshop. Grab a beverage of your choice and spend an hour with us talking and making art together.

Supplies needed: acrylic paints, 1″ flat brush, 1″ angled flat brush, filbert brush, pointed round brush, fan brush, mixed media paper if available, painters or masking tape, cotton swabs, pallet knife or butter knife.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

Dec
20
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Popular Dances Through The Decades @ Online (see listing)
Dec 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Popular Dances through the Decades with Silver Kite. All ages welcome.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter SPL2020 to enter the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps.

Learn popular dances from the 1920s through the 2000s. Whatever your dance level, have fun as you learn the Shag, Stroll, Hustle, Cha Cha Slide, Gangnam Style and Nae Nae.

This program is dementia-friendly. We welcome individuals living with memory loss and their care partners, family members and friends.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

Dec
21
Tue
Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

A virtual program for parents and caregivers of young children to learn and explore together. No registration required.

Designed to support the development of children’s school readiness skills through play and to provide education and support for parents and caregivers. Come sing, read, and craft with us!

Click here to join on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 881 8899 3663
Passcode: play&learn

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs.

Dec
28
Tue
Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

A virtual program for parents and caregivers of young children to learn and explore together. No registration required.

Designed to support the development of children’s school readiness skills through play and to provide education and support for parents and caregivers. Come sing, read, and craft with us!

Click here to join on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 881 8899 3663
Passcode: play&learn

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs.

Jan
8
Sat
The Bridge School open houses
Jan 8 all-day

Saturday, December 4th, 2021 – Virtual Event
You can learn more about The Bridge School Cooperative Elementary at our Virtual Open House on December 4th, 2021. Please visit our website for more information and to sign up for our open house: bridgeschoolcoop.org

Saturday, January 8th, 2022 – Scheduled In-Person Guided Tours
You can learn more about The Bridge School Cooperative Elementary at our In-Person Open House on Saturday, January 8th, 2022. Please visit our website for more information and to sign up for our open house: bridgeschoolcoop.org/

Jan
11
Tue
Hope Lutheran School preschool open house
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm

Preschool Open House – Tuesday, January 11, 2022 6:00 p.m. (may become a virtual event TBD)

Make sure to add the Preschool Open House to the calendar. Most preschools begin to register students for the coming fall at this time, so it is never too early to do your research. Our 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 from. To register to attend this event, click this link: https://forms.gle/5Uw6ygCK3uPVKPto9 Questions? Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information

Jan
12
Wed
Westside School Middle School Information Nights
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Middle School Information Nights (5th-8th Grade)

Our supportive middle school environment nurtures self-esteem while challenging students to understand themselves as individuals with distinct learning styles.

Thursday, November 4, 6:00-7:15 pm
Tuesday, December 7, 6:00-7:15 pm
Wednesday, January 12, 6:00-7:15 pm

Learn about Westside Middle School program from our teachers and school leaders. Representatives from all subject areas and grade levels will share big picture information and program details to give you a deeper understanding of the Middle School program and philosophy.

For more information and a link to the event contact Ted Holmes tedh@westsideschool.org