West Seattle Event Calendar

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WSHS Benefit Golf Tournament, Dinner, Auction @ High Cedars Golf Course
Sep 28 @ 11:30 am – 8:00 pm

Come support the WSHS booster community in our first annual golf tournament at the beautiful High Cedars Golf Course in Orting, WA. The golf tournament will benefit the construction of the South Playfield Athletic Resources and Cages (SPARC) at West Seattle High School.

What: Sign up now for the First Annual Westside Golf Tournament benefiting West Seattle Boosters and the building of SPARC- South Playfield Athletic Resource and Cages. Click here for secure online registration:

Why: To build a premier location where all athletic teams and West Seattle students can use the facility/field to train.

Where: High Cedars Golf Club, 149th Street Court East, Orting, WA

When: September 28th, 2019
Registration at 11:30 am, Shotgun Golf Tournament at 1pm, Dinner and Auction at 6:00 pm

More Information:

For more information about the SPARC project, to become an event sponsor, or for online tournament registration please visit:

First Saturday hikes in West Duwamish Greenbelt @ (see listing)
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am

Hiking season is beginning in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Hike with the West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails group (www.wdgtrails.com) on guided walks to find birds, bugs, mushrooms, native plants, geology, and history. Meet the first Saturday of each month at 10 am, usually at the trailhead at 14th Ave. SW and SW Holly Street, but starting places may vary; watch postings for individual hikes. We hike mostly on constructed and maintained gravel trails, suitable for family outings.

The West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest contiguous forest in Seattle, spreading over 550 acres in West Seattle from the tip of Pigeon Point to Westcrest Park. Urban forests are important community spaces that increase our city’s natural beauty, contribute to our health, and make the natural world accessible for everyone to enjoy.

Here’s the schedule for the 2019 season. All hikes start at 10:00 am.

April 6: Bird watching hike with Scott Markowitz, an international birder, member of the board of directors at Tahoma Audubon. Meet at the Puget Park trailhead at 4418 21st Ave. S.W.

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

June 1: “Walking Native Land” on National Trails Day with Ken Workman, a descendant of Chief Seattle and a member of the Duwamish Tribe. Ken will talk about his personal experience growing up in the greenbelt and his tribe’s use of the land and nearby Duwamish River.

The hike begins at 10 a.m. near the Chinese Garden at South Seattle College. We’ll walk down Puget Ridge to the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center and return. This hike is on unimproved trail with aspirations to be a connector between ridge and river, about two miles round-trip with 200 feet of elevation gain coming back. Wear good shoes or boots and be prepared for small obstacles like logs, brush, and walking near the edge of West Marginal Way.

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

August 3: Geology and land use history with Paul West and Craig Rankin

September 7: History of the greenbelt with Matt Groshong, Randy Nelson, and Craig Rankin

October 5: Mushrooms with Kim Traverse of the Puget Sound Myco Society

Tot Trek and Nature Play @ Camp Long
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Fall nature outings are open for registration now!  Sign up for the popular nighttime walks, bird tours, mushroom walks, and so much more…

Tot Trek and Nature Play–Fall Forest Frolic at Camp Long.

Ages 2-3 with an Adult. Pre-registration required.

Mushroom Walk @ Camp Long
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fall nature outings are open for registration now!  Sign up for the popular nighttime walks, bird tours, mushroom walks, and so much more…

Mushroom Walk at Camp Long.

Ages 12 and older. Pre-registration required.

2019 Night of Giving Gala @ Seattle Design Center
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Build bridges with us at the 2019 Night of Giving Gala!

Saturday October 5th, 2019 – Doors Open at 5:30 pm

Seattle Design Center – 5701 6th Ave S

~Click here to reserve your tickets~
We are thrilled you will be joining us for the 2019 Night of Giving Gala! This year Southwest Youth & Family Services is celebrating the powerful connections that have been built this past year, and challenging our community to join us in bridge building. At a time when society feels more and more fragmented, and the political landscape is dividing and separating us, bridge building is essential. We need to build bridges to each other, to the “other”, to equitable and just resources, and to partnerships that form a stronger community.

The 2019 Gala will be a night of fun and inspiration, as we celebrate the bridges that have been built in our community this year through participants, partners, and donors like you. We will unite to continue bridge building for a strong, equitable community where all families can thrive.

Here are some details about the evening that will help you prepare yourself and your guests for a great night! Seating is limited – Click here to REGISTER today!

Evening Program:

5:30 – 7 pm Cocktails and Mingling.

This is a great opportunity for you to check in and then enjoy appetizers, beer, wine, or our specialty, handcrafted cocktail. In addition to mingling with other guests, you have the opportunity to:

Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win Alaska Airlines tickets and multiple exciting packages!
Win a bottle of wine at the Wine Toss
Get your photo taken at the Photo Booth
Play SWYFS Bingo! Talk with SWYFS staff and more about each of our different programs and earn a free raffle ticket if you complete your bingo card by visiting each program!

7-9 pm Dinner and Program – Have a seat and enjoy the night.

A fabulous dinner catered by That Brown Girl Cooks
Weeks Award to honor a powerful community bridge builder
Dessert Dash where you get to bid for the best dessert for your table
Student Poetry
Special Key Note speaker
RAISE THE PADDLE – your chance to help us build bridges through vital financial partnership

Duwamish Tribe Annual Gala & Native Art Auction 2019 @ Miners Landing
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Please join us to support the Duwamish Tribe at our annual gala and auction on October 11, 2019. A kick-off to Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations. Purchase tickets online at https://2019duwamishgala.brownpapertickets.com/

You are invited to join the Duwamish Tribe for its 13th Annual Gala Dinner & NW Art Auction. This annual event is a celebration of contemporary and traditional culture of Seattle’s First People, Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe. Your gifts will help maintain operations at the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center and provide tribal services. We thank you for recognizing the significant role that Seattle’s First People play in the diversity and cultural richness of our community. Your support makes a difference! “We raise our hands to you!”

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center; the only traditional Longhouse in the City of Seattle that represents the culture and story of Seattles indigenous people, the Dxdwab. Our annual event is designed to kick off the celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day 2019 with first acknowledging our own regions first people, The Duwamish , Dxdwab, understanding our past and celebrating all cultures into the future.

As part of our 10th Anniversary celebration, we want to make this a special occasion for you by connecting our story to the present. At Seattles Miners Landing at Pier 57 you will enjoy a delicious lunch, receive complimentary tickets to view Wings over Washington, share in the excitement of our live auction and much more all to support the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

Doors open at 12:00 pm, event begins at 1:00 pm at the banquet hall at Miners Landing, Pier 57 at 1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101.

Single Ticket: $150, Full Event, Reception and Catered Lunch Followed by Live Auction

If you are unable to attend but would still like to support the Duwamish, please choose the donation option and input your desired donation amount.

Check in begins at 12:00 pm
Banquet lunch begins at 12:30pm
Live Northwest Art Auction at 1:00 pm
Closing remarks at 2:30 pm

The Duwamish Tribe’s nonprofit, Duwamish Tribal Services, is a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit and donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Lafayette Craft Fair and Gift Wrapping Event @ Lafayette Elementary School Lunchroom
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come support Lafayette Elementary students or sign up for a table yourself.

Student-made crafts offer a great gift or precious memento from friends at Lafayette Elementary. Also, you can gift wrap your items by donation at the event. Please come and join us!

For more information please reach out to Pamela Quadros.

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.