West Seattle Event Calendar

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How to use this 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.

Jun
25
Tue
2019
Volunteer Forest Restoration Event @ (see listing)
Jun 25 @ 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!

June 4, 2019
Dragonfly Pavilion Site, 4111 26th Ave SW
June 11, 2019
Longfellow Creek Central Forest Site, 26th Ave SW & SW Juneau St
June 15, 2019
Thistle Street Greenspace, 25th Ave SW and SW Thistle St
June 18, 2019
Pigeon Point Site, 1901 SW Genesee St
June 22, 2019
Longfellow Creek Central at Brandon: 29th Ave SW and SW Brandon St
June 25, 2019
Riverview Playfield Site, 12th Ave SW and SW Myrtle St
July 2, 2019
Pigeon Point Site, 1901 SW Genesee St

Click here to sign up as an individual

Click here to register as a group

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.

Jun
27
Thu
2019
Mobile blood drive @ West Seattle Corporate Center
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked in front of the West Seattle Corporate Center from 9:30 am–3:30 pm. (Closed 11:30 am–12:30 pm for a break.) Blood drives are open to the public.

Wetland Restoration Event @ Delridge Wetland Park
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join our work-in-progress at Delridge Wetland Park, a DNDA project to restore a natural wetland and teaching space on the site of an old Seattle City Light substation. You and your fellow volunteers will participate in fun, hands-on conservation work led by staff from our Restoration team. Depending on the time of year, our work may include removing invasive plants, planting native species, and mulching new plantings. Our work parties are often accompanied by live musicians, bringing the arts and nature together for our enjoyment!

What to Bring: Please dress appropriately with long pants, warm and dry layers, closed-toed shoes and rain gear as needed. We provide gloves, tools, a light granola bar snack (feel free to bring a lunch) and a jug of water. Please bring a refillable water bottle.

What we provide: tools, gloves, training and safety talk, water and granola bars.

Click here to sign up as an individual

Click here to register as a group

Jun
29
Sat
2019
Orca Action Month Sea Kayak Tour @ Alki Kayak Tours
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

June is Orca Action Month! Come join us for a special treat this summer to learn about our Southern Resident orcas with a new guest speaker from Washington Environmental Council each week. We will paddle from the Seacrest Boathouse (Marination) to the Alki Lighthouse and back. Get offshore with us and explore Elliott Bay on an adventure that changes daily. We will meet at 10 a.m. and after a brief kayak fitting and tutorial, get in the boats and head on around Duwamish Head toward Alki beach. Incredible views of the city, the Cascade Mountains, and the Olympic Mountains will be the backdrop for an urban wildlife exploration and journey along a peninsula rich in history.

Date: Every Saturday in June
Time: 10 am–1 pm
Location: Alki Kayak Tours, 1660 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle
Link: http://www.kayakalki.com/orca-month-tour

Price: $45

June 1 – Southern Resident Orca Intro
June 8 – Lack of Food Impacts
June 15 – Vessel Noise and Disturbance Impacts
June 22 – Pollution Impacts
June 29 – Southern Resident Orca Intro

This trip is very popular so book now! Reservations are required, but we can sometimes sign you up on short notice.

In the event of heavy winds or interest, the Duwamish River Tour is the alternate destination for our day trip.

Before your trip, meet the guides or speed up your check-in by downloading and printing our liability waiver in advance.

For more info about Orca Action Month, please visit https://orcamonth.com.

Hosted by: Alki Kayak Tours and Washington Environmental Council

Jul
2
Tue
2019
Mobile blood drive @ Macdonald-Miller Facility Solutions, Inc.
Jul 2 @ 7:45 am – 10:15 am

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked in the upper SE parking lot at Macdonald-Miller Facility Solutions, Inc. on Tuesday, July 2nd 2019 from 7:45–10:15 am.

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Volunteer Forest Restoration Event @ (see listing)
Jul 2 @ 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!

June 4, 2019
Dragonfly Pavilion Site, 4111 26th Ave SW
June 11, 2019
Longfellow Creek Central Forest Site, 26th Ave SW & SW Juneau St
June 15, 2019
Thistle Street Greenspace, 25th Ave SW and SW Thistle St
June 18, 2019
Pigeon Point Site, 1901 SW Genesee St
June 22, 2019
Longfellow Creek Central at Brandon: 29th Ave SW and SW Brandon St
June 25, 2019
Riverview Playfield Site, 12th Ave SW and SW Myrtle St
July 2, 2019
Pigeon Point Site, 1901 SW Genesee St

Click here to sign up as an individual

Click here to register as a group

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.

Jul
6
Sat
2019
First Saturday hikes in West Duwamish Greenbelt @ (see listing)
Jul 6 @ 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

Jul
8
Mon
2019
Get To Know Native Bees @ Delridge Library
Jul 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

Learn about native bees with local bee-lover and educator Demarus Tevuk.

Discover cool facts about native bees, draw a bee and learn about the different parts of a bee’s body. Create nesting tubes out of recycled paper and take home your own bee hotel! You’ll also play the “pollination game” as Demarus Tevuk shares her knowledge of sustainability from the Native American perspective. For ages 7+. Registration required; class maximum is 25.

This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World!, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch.

The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World!, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

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.

Jul
29
Mon
2019
Bug Club @ High Point Library
Jul 29 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Connect with nature, be a citizen scientist, and find friends who share your interests at Bug Club. Service Learning credit is available for participation.

During this week long program youths ages 11-14 will go outside every day to discover and document the diversity of insects in the neighborhood. Youths will join a growing community of citizen scientists and help further research into arthropods and their habitats. We’ll also have a lot of fun! Service learning credit is available for participation. For ages 11-14.

This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World!, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling 206-684-7454 or visiting the branch.

The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World!, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

Jul
30
Tue
2019
Bug Club @ High Point Library
Jul 30 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Connect with nature, be a citizen scientist, and find friends who share your interests at Bug Club. Service Learning credit is available for participation.

During this week long program youths ages 11-14 will go outside every day to discover and document the diversity of insects in the neighborhood. Youths will join a growing community of citizen scientists and help further research into arthropods and their habitats. We’ll also have a lot of fun! Service learning credit is available for participation. For ages 11-14.

This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World!, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling 206-684-7454 or visiting the branch.

The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World!, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

Little Critters @ Delridge Library
Jul 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

At the Delridge Library:

Bring your littlest animal lovers to this fun program! We’ll wonder and learn about a delightful animal through a fun puppet story, then get to meet (and even touch) that animal in real life! Animal species vary widely, and will not be known until the day of the program. For ages 6 and under.

This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World!, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World!, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

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.

Jul
31
Wed
2019
Bug Club @ High Point Library
Jul 31 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Connect with nature, be a citizen scientist, and find friends who share your interests at Bug Club. Service Learning credit is available for participation.

During this week long program youths ages 11-14 will go outside every day to discover and document the diversity of insects in the neighborhood. Youths will join a growing community of citizen scientists and help further research into arthropods and their habitats. We’ll also have a lot of fun! Service learning credit is available for participation. For ages 11-14.

This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World!, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling 206-684-7454 or visiting the branch.

The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World!, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

Aug
1
Thu
2019
Bug Club @ High Point Library
Aug 1 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Connect with nature, be a citizen scientist, and find friends who share your interests at Bug Club. Service Learning credit is available for participation.

During this week long program youths ages 11-14 will go outside every day to discover and document the diversity of insects in the neighborhood. Youths will join a growing community of citizen scientists and help further research into arthropods and their habitats. We’ll also have a lot of fun! Service learning credit is available for participation. For ages 11-14.

This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World!, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling 206-684-7454 or visiting the branch.

The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World!, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

Aug
2
Fri
2019
Bug Club @ High Point Library
Aug 2 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Connect with nature, be a citizen scientist, and find friends who share your interests at Bug Club. Service Learning credit is available for participation.

During this week long program youths ages 11-14 will go outside every day to discover and document the diversity of insects in the neighborhood. Youths will join a growing community of citizen scientists and help further research into arthropods and their habitats. We’ll also have a lot of fun! Service learning credit is available for participation. For ages 11-14.

This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World!, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling 206-684-7454 or visiting the branch.

The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World!, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

Aug
3
Sat
2019
First Saturday hikes in West Duwamish Greenbelt @ (see listing)
Aug 3 @ 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

Aug
22
Thu
2019
Little Critters @ Southwest Library
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

At the Southwest Library:

Bring your littlest animal lovers to this fun program! We’ll wonder and learn about a delightful animal through a fun puppet story, then get to meet (and even touch) that animal in real life! Animal species vary widely, and will not be known until the day of the program. For ages 6 and under.

This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World!, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World!, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

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.

Aug
30
Fri
2019
Butterfly Wingding @ Southwest Branch Library
Aug 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

At the Southwest Branch Library: Learn about butterflies and citizen science projects!

Plant a butterfly garden using native seeds, make a collage with real butterfly wings, examine wings with light boxes and magnifiers, make and fly a paper butterfly in a wind tunnel, and explore symmetry in nature. Youth will also learn how to participate in citizen science initiatives such as the Western Monarch Milkweed Mapper, the International Monarch Monitoring Blitz (July 28-August 5), and the Cascades Butterfly Project. Youth will take home their gardens, collages, and citizen science materials. Butterfly wings are courtesy of the Pacific Science Center – all butterflies died naturally. For all ages.

This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World!, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World!, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

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.

Sep
7
Sat
2019
First Saturday hikes in West Duwamish Greenbelt @ (see listing)
Sep 7 @ 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

Oct
5
Sat
2019
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