West Seattle Event Calendar

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Urban Forest Restoration with FLIP @ Lincoln Park
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sunday, August 18 FLiP Urban Forest Restoration Event

Get a some eco-karma and a great nature-workout! It’s a beautiful time in Lincoln Park and also time to protect our urban forest and remove invasive plants. See you in the park!

• Register here: https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/15158/

• 9 am to noon

• Meet near the NORTH parking lot Kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St). If you miss us at 9am, check the kiosk map to see where we’re working or call Sharon at (206) 464-1068.

• Dress in NW layers to stay warm/cool and dry. We suggest long sleeves and pants year-round to protect from scratches AND a water bottle to keep hydrated. Wear closed toe, sturdy shoes or boots. Bring garden gloves and your favorite hand/digging tool, if you have them. We will have extra tools and gloves to borrow.

The fabulous and fun FLiP (Friends of Lincoln Park) crew meets the first Saturday and third Sunday of each month. We work rain or shine, but if there are high wind warnings, it’s not safe to be in the woods and we’ll need to cancel.

More info here: friendsoflincolnpark.blogspot.com

Mobile blood drive @ Westwood Village
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked at the Barton St. entrance to Westwood Village from 9 am to 3 pm (closed 11 am to 12 pm for a break).

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

Support Resilient Hearts Animal Sanctuary @ Ounces Taproom & Beer Garden
Aug 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come drink beer and raise money for Resilient Hearts Animal Sanctuary! We’ll be at Ounces in West Seattle, and we’d love our friends and family to come celebrate the beginning of our new animal rescue!

This is your chance to find out more about our rescue, meet our FIRST rescue pups, and join in the raffle for a chance at naming them! Come down and pay a visit for some puppy love!

Ounces will donate $1 of every pint sold of whichever keg they tap for us! We’ll also have raffle tickets for sale for your chance to win a variety of pet related products!

Resilient Hearts Animal Sanctuary is a foster based rescue organization committed to saving animals from high kill shelters in Texas and Georgia. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit completely funded by adoption fees and donations. If you want to give, we are set up to accept donations via paypal at: ResilientHeartsAnimalSanctuary@gmail.com

Bystander Intervention Workshop @ Admiral Congregational Church
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Anti-Hate Alaska Junction works to reduce hate in our neighborhood by providing Bystander Intervention Workshops.

Visit our website at www.antihatealaskajunction.wordpress.com for information about hate in Seattle and in the US.

In this session, the bystander intervention workshop leader reviews brain science–including the reality of emotional responses, their effect on brain chemistry, and the resulting triggering of our fight/flight/freeze survival responses.

Participants apply new knowledge and practice new skills by running scenarios of hate-based interactions with the goals of de-escalating the situations and supporting the target. Working as an aggressor, a target, or an intervening bystander, participants learn by doing, not by listening.

The next workshop is Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 2 to 4 pm at Admiral Congregational Church, 4320 SW Hill Street, Seattle. There will also be an opportunity to have an extra practice session on Sunday, October 6.

The workshop is FREE, but donations are accepted.  To register, email antihate3@gmail.com or just walk in.

Recycle Roundup, fall 2019! @ Fauntleroy Church
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Recycle Roundup
September 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fauntleroy Church

The spring Recycle Roundup at Fauntleroy Church affords homeowners, renters, and businesses in the area an opportunity for free, responsible recycling of almost anything. A crew from 1 Green Planet will be in the church parking lot (9140 California Ave. SW) from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, rain or shine, to unload your vehicle. You’ll be in and out in minutes at this well-organized event. Free; donation optional.

** 1 Green Planet will not be taking books **

See the list here.

“Write YOUR Story” Weekly Writing Workshop @ Curious Kidstuff Toy Store
Sep 25 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

“Write YOUR Story” is now enrolling for fall 2019 writing workshops! These are free writing workshops for children 8-12.

Workshops run 3:15pm to 4:15pm, every Wednesday from September 25 to December
18. (There will be no class Nov. 13.)

All sessions are taught by West Seattle residents Julia Douthwaite Viglione, PhD, and Greg Estes.

Participation in the series is free of charge. In return for this unique opportunity, though, participants are expected to attend every class.

The fall 2019 theme is Journeys. We will read stories about: 1) The journey to a new home: Jean de Brunhoff’s “The Story of Babar,” 2) The initiation journey: Darcy Pattison’s “The River Dragon,” and 3) A maritime adventure: Gloria Rand’s “Aloha, Salty!”

The free writing workshops were established in 2012 in South Bend, Indiana by Notre Dame Professor Julia Douthwaite Viglione (French language and literature) who returned home to West Seattle last year and brought “Write YOUR Story” to Seattle. Join kids from local schools as we read and rewrite a classic children’s story. In the second half, children write their own stories and a great party is had at the end!