West Seattle Event Calendar

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Free class: Duck-et List: Organ Donation @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jun 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

At the West Seattle branch (Admiral) Library:Organ and tissue donation allows you to give the gift of life to others after your life has ended. Body donation allows you to advance medical teaching and research for the benefit of future generations. Simply stating you want to be an organ donor is not enough. Attend this class to learn more about registering to become a donor, presented by an expert from LifeNet Health.

Duck-et List: Organ Donation
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
West Seattle Library 2306 42nd Ave SW, Seattle

Members and nonmembers are welcome.
Registration is not required but appreciated – call the library at 206-684-7444.

People’s Memorial Association is a nonprofit dedicated to funeral and
end-of-life education and advocacy.

Madison Middle School spring concerts
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Madison spring concerts:

Wednesday, June 12, 7:00 pm
Spring Jazz Concert (Jazz Lab, Jazz II, Jazz Ensemble) , Madison Commons

Monday, June 17, 7:00 pm
Spring Band Concert (Jr. Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band) , Madison Commons

Tuesday, June 18, 7:00 pm
Spring Orchestra Concert (Junior Orchestra, Intermediate Orchestra, Senior Orchestra) Madison Commons

Professional & Technical Information Session @ South Seattle College
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

At South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

Join us and explore South Seattle College’s Professional & Technical Career Training programs! Professional & Technical Information Sessions offer perspective students the opportunity to explore our campus, ask questions and understand the distinct program offerings available at South. During the session, you’ll also take a tour of our campus and program facilities!

Programs to be discussed:
· Automotive Technology
· Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT)
· CNC Machining
· Culinary Arts
· Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology
· Landscape Horticulture
· Maritime Welding
· Medical Office Professional
· Network Security Administration (NSA)
· Welding Fabrication Technology
· Wine Studies

To RSVP or for more information please contact Nick Albritton, Recruitment Specialist, at (206) 934-6746 or email at SouthProfTech@SeattleColleges.edu.

Location: South Seattle College, TEC-Room 127 (campus map)

Field Day 2019 with Mini-Urban Survival Skills Fair @ South Seattle College
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm

June 22 – June 23

ARRL Field Day is the most popular amateur radio event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. Operations include HF SSB phone and CW; VHF-UHF; digital; a GOTA station (Get On The Air) to allow non-licensed visitors to transmit. This year, the Seattle Hubs will join them to host a mini Urban Survival Skills Fair, where we will provide information and training to get you better prepared for disasters.

The Seattle Field Day is jointly sponsored by the Puget Sound Repeater Group (PSRG), the Seattle Auxiliary Communication Service (ACS) and the West Seattle Amateur Radio Club (WSARC).


9am area 1 Ham Radio 101 (what is amateur radio)
9am area 2 how to build an antenna (demo on how to build antennas)

10am area 1 GoBag discussion (demo about what a gobag is an what are some items that are typically in them for emergency purposes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bug-out_bag)
10am area 2 Fox Hunting (using radios to hunt for radio beacons)

11am area 1 Portable Ham Radio Setup (demo of a portable radio which typically has more power than a hand held radio)
11am area 2 Solar Rover / solar power discussion (discussion about solar power setup for emergency purposes)

12pm Lunch Break

2pm area 1 Ham Radio 101 for kids (amateur radio talk for young adults by their peers)
2pm – 6pm area 2 Emergency Hub Urban Survival Skills Demo (provided by the Seattle Emergency Hubs)

3pm area 1 HamWan Demo (high speed amateur radio data network for email and web https://hamwan.org )

4pm area 1 Winlink Demo (Sending email messages over the radio https://winlink.org)

5pm area 1 DMR Radio (Digital Mobile Radio https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_mobile_radio)

6pm Cookout with trivia provided by Phil Tavel

Saturday 11am till 11am Sunday we will be running various radio stations attempting to contact other amateur radio operators in the area, across the US and potentally further.

Additionally the Red Cross, Western Washington Medical Services Team, King County Search And Rescue, Seattle Emergency Hubs, Elmer Tent, Office Of Emergency Management

Free: Earthquake home retrofit workshop @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jun 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

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.

Prior to 1980, building codes did not require builders to secure houses to their foundations. This does not mean that every house built before 1980 is “unsecured”, only that it was not a requirement. If your home is not properly secured, it may be at increased risk of “slipping” off the foundation during a major earthquake. Retrofitting involves bolting your home to its foundation and providing sheer/pony wall strength.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-retrofit-june-22-registration-61597050436
Register early space is limited!

Library events are free and everyone is welcome.

This workshop is presented in partnership with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management and Seattle Department of Planning and Development.

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.

Retirement celebration for Lorrie Cook @ Little Pilgrim School
Jun 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

What: Retirement Celebration for Lorrie Cook of Little Pilgrim School.

Where: In front of Little Pilgrim School. 9140 California Ave SW

When: June 23, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

For the many members of the community that she has touched, help us in celebrating Lorrie’s 30 years at Little Pilgrim School. We will congratulate her on this next step with refreshments, and a dedication of a new bench in in front of the school to honor her long-standing legacy of bringing people together.

Culinary Arts Program Open House @ South Seattle College
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

At South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

Culinary Arts Open Houses allow you to explore South’s Culinary Arts program and learn about our approach to training future executive chefs and culinary leaders! At this event, you will have the opportunity to tour our instructional kitchen and on campus restaurant, see our student chefs in action, learn about the admissions processes, and discover our multiple financial aid options!

To RSVP or for more information please contact Nick Albritton, Recruitment Specialist, at (206) 934-6746 or email at SouthProfTech@SeattleColleges.edu.

Location: South Seattle College, Culinary Arts Building (campus map)

Community conversations with School Board president Leslie Harris @ various locations
Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in to talk with West Seattle/South Park school-board rep Leslie Harris, who is president of the board.

All are 3-5 pm:

May 18th, Delridge Branch Library (5423 Delridge Way SW)

June 15th, Southwest Branch Library (9010 35th SW)

July 20th, West Seattle Branch Library (2306 42nd SW)

Chief Sealth Class of 1969 50-Year Reunion @ Sea-Tac Marriott
Sep 28 all-day

For more info, email chiefsealth69@gmail.com and go here.