West Seattle Event Calendar

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/performance to be listed here? Please send basic info AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thanks! Please include full details AS PLAIN TEXT IN YOUR E-MAIL, *not* in an attached doc/poster/flyer/etc. A web link for more info helps too. Thank you!

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USING THE 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.

Nov
17
Sun
2019
Peace Lutheran Church Holiday Craft Bazaar
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

7th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Handmade Arts & Crafts; Fair Trade Gifts & Food
Bake Sale benefiting the West Seattle Food Bank
Free children’s crafts and hot lunch available for purchase on Saturday

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday 11/16/19
12 noon-3 p.m. Sunday 11/17/19

Peace Lutheran Church, 8316 39th Ave. SW, www.peacelutheranseattle.org. Corner of SW Thistle and 39th Ave SW.

Nov
19
Tue
2019
Volunteer Forest Restoration Event @ (see listing)
Nov 19 @ 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!

November 12, 2019
Longfellow Creek Central Forest Site @ Brandon, 29th Ave SW and SW Brandon St
November 16, 2019
Riverview Playfield Site, 12th Ave SW and SW Myrtle St
November 16, 2019
Delridge Wetlands, 5600 23rd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106
November 19, 2019
Thistle Street Greenspace, 25th Ave SW and SW Thistle St
November 23, 2019
College Street Ravine, 5050 SW College St, Seattle, WA 98116
November 26, 2019
Brandon Street Natural Area, 29th Ave SW and SW Brandon St
December 3, 2019
Delridge and Myrtle Site, 21st Ave SW and SW Myrtle St

You can sign up as an individual or register as a group, online in the event listings at: https://dnda.org/news/events/

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.

Nov
23
Sat
2019
Turkey and groceries giveaway @ Eastridge Church
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

1,500 TURKEY AND GROCERIES GIVEAWAY
November 23, 2019 | Begins at 9 am

(1,500 turkeys between Issaquah & West Seattle. While supplies last.)

Help us bless our community this Thanksgiving during our annual Turkey and Groceries Giveaway!

Do you need or know someone who could use a helping hand this year to put a Thanksgiving meal on the table? No proof of need required. While supplies last.

Free turkey and bag of groceries
Free adult and children’s coats
Free haircuts (Issaquah only)
Free Bibles

Arrowhead Gardens’ Annual Holiday Bazaar
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Bazaar at Arrowhead Gardens:

Holiday Bazaar, Bake Sale, Rummage Sale @ The Kenney
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

At The Kenney (WSB sponsor):

Begin your Christmas shopping early! Find one-of-a-kind handmade items from talented vendors and treasures from our Rummage Sale! Enjoy a sweet treat from our Bake Sale and take a break in the Coffee Lounge. All proceeds benefit The Kenney Resident Care Fund.

Interested vendors, please contact Danette Utley by emailing dutley@thekenney.org.

Volunteer Forest Restoration Event @ (see listing)
Nov 23 @ 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!

November 12, 2019
Longfellow Creek Central Forest Site @ Brandon, 29th Ave SW and SW Brandon St
November 16, 2019
Riverview Playfield Site, 12th Ave SW and SW Myrtle St
November 16, 2019
Delridge Wetlands, 5600 23rd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106
November 19, 2019
Thistle Street Greenspace, 25th Ave SW and SW Thistle St
November 23, 2019
College Street Ravine, 5050 SW College St, Seattle, WA 98116
November 26, 2019
Brandon Street Natural Area, 29th Ave SW and SW Brandon St
December 3, 2019
Delridge and Myrtle Site, 21st Ave SW and SW Myrtle St

You can sign up as an individual or register as a group, online in the event listings at: https://dnda.org/news/events/

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.

Nov
26
Tue
2019
Volunteer Forest Restoration Event @ (see listing)
Nov 26 @ 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!

November 12, 2019
Longfellow Creek Central Forest Site @ Brandon, 29th Ave SW and SW Brandon St
November 16, 2019
Riverview Playfield Site, 12th Ave SW and SW Myrtle St
November 16, 2019
Delridge Wetlands, 5600 23rd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106
November 19, 2019
Thistle Street Greenspace, 25th Ave SW and SW Thistle St
November 23, 2019
College Street Ravine, 5050 SW College St, Seattle, WA 98116
November 26, 2019
Brandon Street Natural Area, 29th Ave SW and SW Brandon St
December 3, 2019
Delridge and Myrtle Site, 21st Ave SW and SW Myrtle St

You can sign up as an individual or register as a group, online in the event listings at: https://dnda.org/news/events/

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.

Nov
28
Thu
2019
Thanksgiving Gobble Group Run @ Alki Statue of Liberty
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Nov 28th 9 am Alki

It’s that time of year again!! We are so excited for our Gobble Gobble Thanksgiving Group Run tradition. We think this is the 10th annual! Where has the time gone? Running, that’s where! We will meet between the Statue and the Washington monument under the shelter there (between 61st and 62nd Ave) like last year. Bring food donations for the West Seattle Food Bank. You can go whatever distance you would like; feel free to run, walk, run/walk and bring the kids, dogs and family. This is a low key group run, not a race!

Hall at Fauntleroy’s Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering will host its 21st annual festive community Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, November 28, noon – 3 pm in The Hall @ Fauntleroy. This free sit-down dinner will have all your favorite holiday foods, plus vegetarian and gluten-free options and a luscious dessert bar. Dessert donations gratefully accepted by noon on the day. The Hall is on the south end of the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse.

Nov
29
Fri
2019
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Christmas Ship’s 2019 West Seattle stops, first night @ 2 locations
Nov 29 @ 7:25 pm – Nov 30 @ 8:40 pm

From the Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship website:

Choir: Kirkland Choral Society
1st Performance: Lowman Beach Park @ 7:25 pm
2nd Performance: Alki Beach Park @ 8:10 pm

Nov
30
Sat
2019
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Christmas Ship’s 2019 West Seattle stops, second night
Nov 30 @ 8:40 pm – 9:00 pm

From the Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship website:

November 30

Choir: The Dickens Carolers
Salty’s on Alki, 8:40 pm

Dec
1
Sun
2019
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Dec
3
Tue
2019
Volunteer Forest Restoration Event @ (see listing)
Dec 3 @ 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!

November 12, 2019
Longfellow Creek Central Forest Site @ Brandon, 29th Ave SW and SW Brandon St
November 16, 2019
Riverview Playfield Site, 12th Ave SW and SW Myrtle St
November 16, 2019
Delridge Wetlands, 5600 23rd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106
November 19, 2019
Thistle Street Greenspace, 25th Ave SW and SW Thistle St
November 23, 2019
College Street Ravine, 5050 SW College St, Seattle, WA 98116
November 26, 2019
Brandon Street Natural Area, 29th Ave SW and SW Brandon St
December 3, 2019
Delridge and Myrtle Site, 21st Ave SW and SW Myrtle St

You can sign up as an individual or register as a group, online in the event listings at: https://dnda.org/news/events/

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.

Dec
6
Fri
2019
Bells of the Sound holiday concert @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Bells of the Sound at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor):

Bells of the Sound’s Holiday Concert – “Christmas Past and Present”

Join Bells of the Sound, the Puget Sound’s premier handbell ensemble, as we sweep you away with the songs you know and love and new soon-to-be favorites!

December 6, 2019, 7:30 pm – Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Avenue SW

Suggested donation – $12/adults & $10/youth & seniors

Tickets – $15/adults & $10/youth & seniors (under 8 are free)
www.bellsofthesound.org

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Kiwanis of West Seattle’s Community Pancake Breakfast @ Alki Masonic Hall
Dec 7 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Community Pancake Breakfast Hosted By Kiwanis of West Seattle
Saturday, December 7th, 7 am to 11 am, Alki Masonic Hall, 4736 40th Ave SW

Please join us at this annual event hosted by the West Seattle Kiwanis. It is a great opportunity to renew old friendships and make new ones.

72nd Annual West Seattle Community Pancake Breakfast:

Tickets are $8.00 in advance, $10.00 at the door
Kids under 10 eat FREE (with paid adult)
Free photo with Santa for kids under 10
Bring new unwrapped toys for Toys For Tots.

Christmas Ship’s 2019 West Seattle stops, third day @ 2 locations
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

From the Argosy Christmas Ship schedule:

Choir: Emerald City Voices
1st Performance: Duwamish Waterway Park @ 2:00 pm [South Park]
2nd Performance: Don Armeni Park @ 3:05 pm

Light Up The Night: An Evening of Caroling and Community @ Our Lady of Guadalupe
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

7 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 34th/35th/Myrtle, it’s music, the tree lighting, and more.

THE GREAT TREE will be lit again! Join us for our annual Light up the Night where we light up our campus and the big tree. Cookies, cocoa, and carols led by the Starry Crowns. Bring non-perishable food to benefit St. Vincent de Paul.

Dec
8
Sun
2019
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.

Dec
13
Fri
2019
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

West Seattle Winter Night Market @ Sanctuary at Admiral
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Just in time to get all your holiday shopping done, join Flock Collective for our seasonal curated pop-up market featuring over 20 local artists, makers, and bakers. Grab a beverage and browse handmade jewelry, candles, handbags, clothing and much more.

This event is free and all are welcome!

Nighttime at the Beach @ Me-Kwa-Mooks Beach West Seattle
Dec 13 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Enjoy a unique Salish Sea adventure. Bring a flashlight and join a Seattle Urban Nature Guide at Me-Kwa-Mooks beach for a captivating urban nature outing/tidepool exploration at night. Program starts at Emma Schmitz Viewpoint. Please wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces and dress for the weather.

Ages 18 and up. Everyone attending must be registered for the program.

Dec
14
Sat
2019
Santa Photos at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Now booking Santa photos! We’ll be offering Santa Photos at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse taken by our own favorite photographer, Gail Ann on December 13th & 14th by appointment. Babies, kids, families, pets! Stay local and avoid long lines at the mall! Call and book your appointment now!

Gail Ann Photography
206-371-0585
gail@gailannphotography.com
seattlesantaphotos.wordpress.com
gailannphoto.wordpress.com

Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

West Seattle Santa Pub Crawl @ West Seattle Junction (see listing)
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 11:55 pm

Dust off those old Santa Suits and get ready for a spectacular evening of holiday joy and great craft beer as we walk to 6 amazing bars in the West Seattle Junction, with Christmas present raffles at every stop! As usual, we will be collecting Toys for Tots donations, so bring a small toy and help some kids have a great Christmas too.

Here is this years schedule…
Shadowland- 6pm-7pm
Beer Junction- 7pm-8pm
Corner Pocket- 8pm-9pm
The Lodge Sports Grille- 9pm-10pm
Poggie Tavern- 10pm-11pm
Talarico’s- 11pm-12am

See you all there for what will surely be an epic holiday celebration that you probably wont remember the next day! Drink, Be Merry, and Celebrate with us on December 14th!

Dec
15
Sun
2019
Santa Photos at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Now booking Santa photos! We’ll be offering Santa Photos at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse taken by our own favorite photographer, Gail Ann on December 13th & 14th by appointment. Babies, kids, families, pets! Stay local and avoid long lines at the mall! Call and book your appointment now!

Gail Ann Photography
206-371-0585
gail@gailannphotography.com
seattlesantaphotos.wordpress.com
gailannphoto.wordpress.com

Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.