West Seattle Event Calendar

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Evening low tide beach walk at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Feb 8 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:

Explore Constellation Park/Richey Viewpoint beach in West Seattle during two winter nighttime low tides with Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists and discover what creatures we see at this time of year. This is a free, family-friendly, drop-in program—no registration necessary! Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

• Friday, January 10, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.73 @ 10:40pm)
• Saturday, February 8, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.45 @ 10:22pm)

Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach
1. Take Spokane St. exit off I–5 to West Seattle
2. Take Admiral Way exit off West Seattle Bridge
3. Stay on Admiral through West Seattle to 63rd Ave SW
4. Turn left at 63rd to Beach Drive SW
5. Park on Beach Drive SW
6. Meet the Naturalists at the canopy at 63rd Ave SW and Beach Dr. SW

Classic Novels/Movies Book Club @ Paper Boat Booksellers
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Classic Novels (and Movies) book club at Paper Boat Booksellers: join us to read the classics!

Our first book will be Jane Austen’s Emma-it’s a long one, but full of subtle humor and wit!

This club will meet to read classic works of fiction from any era and country, beginning with nineteenth-century England. We will discuss them as literary works and as the basis for recent film adaptations as available. If there are no movies released in the near future, we will simply choose another great novel to read, as a group.

To begin, we will read Jane Austen’s Emma, which has inspired a film version Emma (dir. Autumn de Wilde; scheduled for release in late February 2020).

Discussion leader: West Seattle native Julia Douthwaite Viglione lived in Indiana for many years as professor of French literature at Notre Dame and is delighted to be back home! She proposes this club as a fun and intellectually stimulating way to enjoy reading psychologically deep, complex works of fiction with other people. With the release of new films inspired by classics, it’s especially intriguing to read the “real thing” and observe the changes made…

To register for this free event: