West Seattle Event Calendar

*NOTE: We’ve ramped the calendar back to some level of usefulness, as more events continue being planned, both online and in-person, so let us know if you have something coming up that’s open to the public!*

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/etc. to be listed here? Please send basic info 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!

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./question.

Jun
14
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Landscape Poetry @ Online (see listing)
Jun 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Landscape Poetry with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

During this workshop, we’ll explore settings that hold special meaning through reminiscence activities. We’ll share personal stories and, together, create a mural of landscape memories captured in visual images, words and phrases.

Supplies needed: paper, pen and pencil.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

Jun
16
Wed
Virtual Arts For 50+ Bollywood Dance @ Online (see listing)
Jun 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Bollywood Dance with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Learn dances featured in films from India – the largest moviemaking capital in the world. Bollywood is the Hindi-language sector of the Indian movingmaking industry. Traditional Bollywood dancing has been heavily influenced by Asian culture, Hindu art, music, and culture. Today Bollywood music and dancing is also influenced by other cultures and forms of dance including salsa and hip-hop. Join us for a fun class where we’ll dance to Bollywood hit songs from different eras and learn about the inspiration behind the songs.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

Jun
17
Thu
Grow [Ing] Up: A Literary Series About Growing Pains @ Online (see listing)
Jun 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for the fourth in a series of events, curated by writer D.A. Navoti, that examine the highs and lows of growing up. Registration required. Click here to register.

In this new five-part series, writer D.A. Navoti welcomes readers of all ages to consider the pains of growing up. Tonight’s program focuses on Parenthood: The Father’s Day Edition. Readers include Ross McMeekin, Alex Gallo-Brown, Juan Carlos Reyes, and Aaron Counts.

The event is presented in partnership with Open Books: A Poem Emporium. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times. There will be closed captioning available at this program. This program will be recorded and posted on SPL’s YouTube page after the event.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

D.A. Navoti is a member of the Gila River Indian Community and a nonfiction and poetic prose writer. His work has appeared in Homology Lit,  Spartan,  Indian Country Today,  Cloudthroat, and elsewhere. He produces the literary series We the Indigenous and co-created Fight For Our Lives, a reading series supporting communities targeted by divisive politics. He is a 2020 Radical Imagination grant recipient from the NDN Collective and was a 2020 CityArtist from the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. Navoti lives in occupied Duwamish territory (Seattle, WA). www.danavoti.com

SPEAKERS

Readers include Ross McMeekin, Alex Gallo-Brown, Juan Carlos Reyes, and Aaron Counts.

Ross McMeekin’s
debut novel, The Hummingbirds, was published in 2018 by Skyhorse. His short fiction has appeared recently or is forthcoming in publications such as Virginia Quarterly Review, Lost Balloon, Shenandoah, Redivider, Tin House’s Open Bar, and Maudlin House. His nonfiction has appeared in Numero Cinq and The Rumpus. He’s received fellowships from Hugo House and the Jack Straw Cultural Center in Seattle. He edits the literary journal Spartan and holds an MFA in fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Alex Gallo-Brown is a poet and labor organizer in Seattle. He is the author of Variations of Labor (Chin Music Press, 2019), a collection of poems and stories.

Juan Carlos Reyes has published the novella A Summer’s Lynching (Quarterly West) and the fiction chapbook Elements of a Bystander (Arcadia Press). His stories, poems and essays have appeared in Florida Review, Waccamaw Journal, and Hawai’i Review, among others. He has been the recipient of the Gar LaSalle Artist Trust Storytller Award, a PEN USA Emerging Voices Fellowship, and a Jack Straw Writers Fellowship. He received his MFA from The University of Alabama and has taught poetry and fiction with the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project. He is the current Board President of Seattle City of Literature and serves as an Assistant Professor of creative writing at Seattle University. He also serves as the chief editor of Big Fiction magazine (bigfictionmagazine.com).

Poet and fiction writer Aaron Counts is the co-executive director and education programs manager of Creative Justice, an arts-based alternative to incarceration for youth in King County. His is the author of the poetry collection Strange-tongued Names and co-author of the empowerment curriculum, Reclaiming Black Manhood. His poetry and prose have appeared in print and online, including Lit Hub, Specter Magazine, Bestiary, Aldebaran Review, Rufous City Review, and the audio literary series The Furnace and In the Distance. His first publication, however, was on his mother’s old Kenmore refrigerator on 7th Street in Yakima, Washington. He earned his MFA from the University of British Columbia.

ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Jun
18
Fri
Online: Early Learning Together @ Online (see listing)
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

Explore ways to Play, Read, Sing, Talk and Write with your little ones with these short videos! Each has a different activity that will help build your children’s pre-literacy skills. No registration is required.

Click here to catch the premier on our Seattle Public Library Kids YouTube channel.

We want to hear from you!
Please take a few minutes to help improve our services by answering a few questions.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs.

Virtual Arts For 50+ Dementia-Friendly Watercolors @ Online (see listing)
Jun 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Dementia-Friendly Watercolors with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Join our interactive workshop to explore color mixing and other basic watercolor techniques. Create your own original painting.

This workshop has been designed and facilitated for people living with memory loss and their care partners. We welcome other family members and friends of all ages to join us.

Supplies needed: watercolors, brush, cup of water, pencil, thick marker, watercolor or other paper.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Jun
25
Fri
Online: Early Learning Together @ Online (see listing)
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

Explore ways to Play, Read, Sing, Talk and Write with your little ones with these short videos! Each has a different activity that will help build your children’s pre-literacy skills. No registration is required.

Click here to catch the premier on our Seattle Public Library Kids YouTube channel.

We want to hear from you!
Please take a few minutes to help improve our services by answering a few questions.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs.

Virtual Arts For 50+ Memoir Writing @ Online (see listing)
Jun 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Memoir Writing with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Join us in this interactive, creative nonfiction writing workshop and learn basic strategies for capturing your life stories and structuring a memoir. Enjoy reminiscence activities and life story-based writing exercises.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

Jun
26
Sat
Let’s Grow Together: Gardens And Summer Stories @ Online (see listing)
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join us on the 4th Saturday of every month via Zoom for programs like Yoga, cooking, crafts, sports, and other hands on fun for children of all ages and abilities. Registration required. Click here to register on Zoom.

Join The Seattle Public Library, The Arc of King County, and Northwest Center as we plant some seeds, share some stories, and explore a local community garden!

Children of all ages and abilities are invited to attend. For some programs, supply kits will be mailed out to participants who register before the mailing deadline.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636.

Virtual Arts For 50+ Sip And Paint Acrylics @ Online (see listing)
Jun 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sip and Paint Acrylics with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Join us for a step-by-step painting workshop. Grab a beverage of your choice and spend an hour with us talking and making art together.

Supplies needed: acrylic paints, 1″ flat brush, 1″ angled flat brush, filbert brush, pointed round brush, fan brush, mixed media paper if available, painters or masking tape, cotton swabs, pallet knife or butter knife.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

Jun
28
Mon
Virtual Arts for 50+ Dementia-Friendly Dance @ Online (see listing)
Jun 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Dementia-Friendly Dance with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Join our interactive workshop to explore dances across the 20th century.

This workshop has been designed and will be facilitated for individuals living with memory loss and their care partners. We welcome other family members and friends of all ages to join us.

Supplies needed: a favorite chair.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

info@silverkite.us

Jun
30
Wed
Virtual Arts For 50+ Indian Cooking @ Online (see listing)
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Indian Cooking with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Make an Indian Cabbage Salad tossed in an aromatic tempering of spices and fresh lemon juice. It’s perfect for a light side dish or a full meal. Add your protein of choice to make it a hearty meal.

You will receive an ingredients list with your program confirmation.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Jul
17
Sat
West Seattle High School Class of 1971 50th Reunion @ Glen Acres Golf and Country Club
Jul 17 all-day

West Seattle High School’s Class of 1971 will be holding its 50th reunion on July 17th at the Glen Acres Golf and Country club, starting at 4 pm. There will be appetizers provided with a no-host bar. There is no charge for WSHS ’71 alumni and their guest, and tickets are not required, but it would help immensely to know how many to plan for. Please RSVP to jimbiava@protonmail.com and include if you will be bringing a guest.

Golf is also available before the event, starting at 1 pm. If interested, contact Randy Sleight at randy@s18.com.

What: 50th reunion for West Seattle High School class of 1971
Where: Glen Acres Golf and Country Club
1000 S 112th St

When: July 17, 2021 from 4 pm to 8 pm; golf at 1 pm

:You may also respond through the Facebook event page