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.

Dec
30
Sun
West Seattle Sportsmen’s Club Open House @ Roger Dahl Rifle Training Range
Dec 30 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join the West Seattle Sportsmen’s Club for an open house at the Roger
Dahl Rifle Training Range [under the West
Seattle Stadium].  Learn more about the club, adult rifle and
pistol leagues, the youth rifle team, and upcoming training and
classes–all happening at Seattle’s oldest indoor range. Information
about firearm safety and suicide prevention will also be available.

Feb
2
Sat
Chess Tournament @ West Seattle Elementary School
Feb 2 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

West Seattle Elementary School will host a state-qualifying chess tournament for children grades 1-5.

The tournament will take place in the school gym and cafeteria and will feature five rounds, each beginning approximately at 9:00am, 10:15am, 11:45pm, 1:00pm, 2:15pm.

The trophy presentation will take place at 3:30pm.

The tournament serves as a qualifier for the Washington State Elementary tournament. United States Chess Federation (USCF) membership is not required. The tournament is Northwest Scholastic Rating System (NWSRS) rated.

Registration is available at nwchessreg.

Mar
23
Sat
Opening Celebration–High Point Play Area Renovation @ High Point Community Center and Walt Hundley Playfield
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Everyone is invited to come to the park on Saturday, March 23 to enjoy a few hours of fun and celebrate completion of the play area renovation with a spring ribbon cutting celebration.

This improvement project relocates the existing play area to the south open lawn area providing ADA access and increased safety by making the play area more visible from the street. The new play area size increases from 1,280 sf to 5,260 sf and upgrades it to our standard size for a community center.

The new play equipment features swings, slides and many climbable features. The park features a rolling hill with net climber, and an overhead climbing structure.

In addition to the play elements the project incorporates two new seating areas, one adjacent to the play area and another in the location of the old play area.

In partnership with the Seattle Greenways Initiative, the project incorporates a bike path that connects the play area and Walt Hundley Playfield to a future Greenway proposed by SDOT at 34th Ave SW.

The location of the old play area will be restored to an informal open lawn as requested by the community.

Mar
24
Sun
Spring Ride to Seapine (Bike and Brew) @ Starbucks Coffe
Mar 24 @ 1:15 pm

Sponsored by West Seattle Bike Connections

Meet in front of Starbucks in the West Seattle Junction on California SW at SW Alaska.

Arrive by 1:15pm for check in, safety briefing. Rolling at 1:30 PM

Start the season off right with a Spring Ride to Seapine Brewing–an easy 10 mile trip from the Junction to Downtown, with an extended layover at Seapine Brewing in SODO. We’ll meet just after the Farmer’s Market (so folks can load up on snacks).

This is a great ride for beginners, with low elevation and a steady pace. This ride is also a great way to test out the bike commute from West Seattle to Downtown–please RSVP at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2002078670088240/

May
25
Sat
Memorial Day poppy distribution at WS Thriftway
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join American Legion Post 160 and ALA Unit 160 this Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26 at the Morgan Junction Thriftway where members will distribute bright red poppies in honor of our fallen service members. The poppy has become an internationally recognized symbol of the lives sacrificed in war and the hope that none died in vain. One hundred percent of donations go directly to help local veterans.

On September 27, 1920, the poppy became the official flower of The American Legion family to memorialize the soldiers who fought and died during the war. In 1924, the distribution of poppies became a national program of The American Legion.

Each year, members of The American Legion family, led by the American Legion Auxiliary, distribute poppies with a request that the person receiving the flower make a donation to support the future of veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families with medical and financial needs.

May
26
Sun
Memorial Day poppy distribution at WS Thriftway
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join American Legion Post 160 and ALA Unit 160 this Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26 at the Morgan Junction Thriftway where members will distribute bright red poppies in honor of our fallen service members. The poppy has become an internationally recognized symbol of the lives sacrificed in war and the hope that none died in vain. One hundred percent of donations go directly to help local veterans.

On September 27, 1920, the poppy became the official flower of The American Legion family to memorialize the soldiers who fought and died during the war. In 1924, the distribution of poppies became a national program of The American Legion.

Each year, members of The American Legion family, led by the American Legion Auxiliary, distribute poppies with a request that the person receiving the flower make a donation to support the future of veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families with medical and financial needs.

May
27
Mon
Annual Memorial Day service
May 27 @ 2:00 pm

Memorial Day, Monday May 27, 2019:

2:00-3:00 pm – Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Forest Lawn Cemetery, (6701 30th AVE SW near the flag pole). Join local veteran groups as we remember our fallen service members in a dignified ceremony.

Jul
13
Sat
The Gr8 Sk8 Event @ Roxhill Skatepark
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Skating contests, rides, family fun. Website here.

Aug
4
Sun
Sunday Running Club at Ounces @ Ounces Taproom and Beer Garden
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm

Hey Runners! Join our Sunday running club for all fitness levels. Like to exercise, drink beer, and meet others in your hood? Then this group is for you! Strollers and pets welcome.

How it works? Meet at Ounces on Sundays at noon. Come every Sunday or pick and choose when you would like to participate. Whether you want to run 2, 5, or 10 miles, we’ll match you with others at your level and send you running.

Then, when you’re done, drink beer at Ounces! Runs are free and start and finish at Ounces.

Come to 12+ runs and earn an official Ounces Running Club t-shirt.

Aug
24
Sat
Axe Throwing at Ounces @ Ounces Taproom and Beer Garden
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Want to try axe throwing? Now is your chance. PNW Axe Throwing will be at Ounces with their axe throwing trailer. Hop in the ring and give it a go!

Aug
31
Sat
Cycle History 2019: The Places of Community @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Aug 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Cycle History 2019: The Places of Community

The Log House Museum and West Seattle Bike Connections present: The Places of Community.

Join us for a ride from Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC) on an 8.8 mile route at a leisurely pace (10-12 mph)!

The theme for this ride is Community Gathering Places. We will stop at several places in West Seattle where neighbors have come together to socialize, garden, play music, talk about the neighborhood, and play outside, in places planned and built by neighbors. Knowledgeable local historians will tell us stories.

This will be the third annual Cycle History ride hosted by Southwest Seattle Historical Society and West Seattle Bike Connections.

Let’s meet at the HPIC at 9:30 am for our pre-ride safety briefing and ride theme description. Then, let’s depart at 10:00 am.

We will climb and descend hills at our own pace, and our goal will be to stay together. We will take it very easy on the hills on this route.

Restrooms are available at the start. We will stop along the way for restrooms and water at mile 8.2 at Highland Park Playfield.

There will be no food stops. Bring snacks if you wish.

You are encouraged to pre-register on the Cascade Bicycle Club page. There is no need to unregister if you decide not to ride. Pre-registration closes at 7:30 am on day of ride. After 7:30, just show up and register at the start.

Kids are welcome. Parents/guardians please read and comply with Cascade’s policies for children riding their own bikes.

Bring a spare tube and tools to fix a flat, just in case. Please have full fenders if the roads are wet, or you may be asked to ride at the rear of the group.

Any kind of bike is OK. Please check your tires, brakes and chain in advance.

Note: If weather conditions meet the weather cancellation criterion–steady rain cancels–or if there are unforeseen hazardous riding conditions, the Ride Leader will post a ride-canceled note in the Comments section on the Cascade Bicycle Club page at least two hours prior to the start, and Ride Leader(s) will not be at the start location.

We hope you can join us!

Sep
7
Sat
Westcrest Park Forest Restoration Project @ Westcrest Park
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Westcrest Park Forest Restoration Project with DIRT Corps.

Join DIRT Corps in revitalizing Westcrest Park. We are working on the parcel of land on West Edge, and it is overgrown with Himalayan blackberries! It’s up to us and our volunteers to bring it under control. Let’s work together to gradually transform and maintain Westcrest Park to make it into an even greater public space for everyone to enjoy. Get outside and learn about restoration methods while improving the health of a forested neighborhood park. The beginning of this volunteer event will include a brief weed identification.

Please bring water and also lunch if you think you are going to get hungry. DIRT Corps will provide coffee and light refreshments.

Contact: veronica@thedirtcorps.com. Registration is available online.

Celebrate 80 Years of Climbing Schurman Rock at Camp Long’s Mountain Fest @ Camp Long
Sep 7 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Seattle Parks and Recreation opens historic Camp Long for its free, family-friendly Mountain Festival on September 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.—where anyone, from novices to hard-core enthusiasts, can get their hands on the rocks and feet off the ground.

Visitors to the Camp Long Mountain Fest will find an exhilarating mix of climbing, conviviality, and challenge. They can test themselves on the high ropes course,* and swap stories afterwards, or simply enjoy some downtime and spirited conversation with kindred climbers around the fire pit, eating hot dogs and s’mores (vegetarian options available).

Vertical World, a local climbing gym, will run a climbing wall where individuals can scale the same rock that Clark Schurman and Fred Beckey, living legends among Northwest mountaineers, used to practice on.* Schurman Rock was constructed between 1938 and 1939 by the Works Progress Administration, and is believed to be the first artificial climbing structure in the U.S.. Mountain Madness, a climbing guide and mountaineering company, will run a rappel station down the camp’s “Glacier Wall.”

Visitors can also listen to presentations from Mountaineers Books authors including Jeff Smoot, Linnea Westerfield, and Susan Elderkin. Camp Long cabins will host local artists including photographer Holli Margell and Molly Hashimoto. In addition, multiple community organizations will be on site to discuss nature-focused issues from noxious weeds to bird identification.

* Space for climbing and ropes course is limited so early arrival to the festival and sign-up is encouraged. Waivers are required for all climbing activities and will be available at the lodge.

All events are free and take place at Camp Long (5200 35th. Ave. SW). Located in West Seattle, this 68-acre park offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy nature, hike in the forest, camp overnight in rustic cabins, rock climb, and learn about natural history. A talented staff of naturalists and ropes-course staff lead ongoing group environmental education and rock climbing classes. Programs at Camp Long are designed to be fun, educational, and interactive experiences for all ages.

For more information about the Camp Long Mountain Fest, please call 206-423-3460 or visit the Camp Long climbing rock page. Camp Long Mountain Fest is sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Associated Recreation Council. Partners include O2 Outdoor Opportunities Program, Girl Scouts of Washington, Mountain Madness, Mountaineers Books, WA Alpine Club, Vertical World, and King County Noxious Weed Program.

Sep
21
Sat
Plants and Animals of Roxhill Park and Bog @ Southwest Library
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join EarthCorps and the City of Seattle’s Parks Commons Program to learn about the ecology and history of Roxhill Park! Best known for its ancient peat bog that stands at the headwaters of Longfellow Creek, this neighborhood park is one of the most biodiverse natural areas in Seattle!

This event will start with a presentation by EarthCorps Volunteer Specialists who will talk about the positive impacts of urban green spaces, the history and establishment of Roxhill Park, and how to identify the native species in the park.

The presentation will be followed with a walking tour around Roxhill with EarthCorps’ Ecologist to further explore and chat about the plants and ecology of the park.

This is a great event for anyone who wants to learn more about their local park, practice their plant ID skills, and connect with others over their love of park spaces!

For more information contact: Mariska@earthcorps.org.

Sep
28
Sat
Westcrest Park Forest Restoration Project @ Westcrest Park
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Westcrest Park Forest Restoration Project with Dirt Corps.

Location: Westcrest Park, Seattle.

Parking is available in the south parking lot off of SW Henderson St, next to the dog park. Meet at the most southern part of the park.

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate

Time Commitment: Four hours

Join DIRT Corps in revitalizing Westcrest Park. We are working on the parcel of land on West Edge that is overgrown with Himalayan blackberries! It’s up to us and our volunteers to bring it under control. Let’s work together to gradually transform and maintain Westcrest Park as an even greater public space for everyone to enjoy.

Get outside and learn about restoration methods while improving the health of a forested neighborhood park. The beginning of this volunteer event will include a brief weed ID.

Please bring water and also lunch if you think you are going to get hungry. DIRT Corps will provide coffee and light refreshments.

Registration is available online.

Oct
5
Sat
Tot Trek and Nature Play @ Camp Long
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Fall nature outings are open for registration now!  Sign up for the popular nighttime walks, bird tours, mushroom walks, and so much more…

Tot Trek and Nature Play–Fall Forest Frolic at Camp Long.

Ages 2-3 with an Adult. Pre-registration required.

Mushroom Walk @ Camp Long
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fall nature outings are open for registration now!  Sign up for the popular nighttime walks, bird tours, mushroom walks, and so much more…

Mushroom Walk at Camp Long.

Ages 12 and older. Pre-registration required.

Oct
12
Sat
Lifelong Recreation: Practicing Gentleness in Every Chapter of Your Life @ High Point Community Center
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites anyone 50+ to join in this Lifelong Recreation event. Increasing the awareness for self-care is the goal for this practice. Practicing healthy self-care is the first step in becoming a healthier caregiver for our family and friends.

On the day, we’ll concentrate on cultivating four areas of gentleness practice:

  1. Seeing: Emotional Clarity:  Increasing your self-awareness through paying attention to physical and emotional expressions in your everyday life
  2. Hearing: Genuine Communication:  Connecting your head and heart to practice gentleness
  3. Feeling: Authentic Confidence:  Practicing gentleness through resolving conflicts between your head and heart
  4. Reality Check: Practicing gentleness to be part of your daily routine.

The event is scheduled to be led by Laura Tsang, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.


Lifelong Recreation programs focus on physical activity, social engagement, education, arts, creativity, and healthy lifestyles. Recreational programs are designed to serve adults of all abilities–those who are physically active, those who are just becoming active, and those who have age-related limitations. Lifelong Recreation programs are aimed at increasing individual health and wellness while fostering a stronger, healthier community. Many of our participants boast about completing a half marathon each year, making meaningful social connections, losing weight, increasing flexibility and balance, and traveling to regional destinations. Join the fun if you’re 50+!

Oct
13
Sun
Fall Family Forest Adventure @ Camp Long
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fall nature outings are open for registration now!  Sign up for the popular nighttime walks, bird tours, mushroom walks, and so much more…

Fall Family Forest Adventure at Camp Long.

All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and everyone attending must be registered for the program.

Oct
16
Wed
First-Time Home Buyer Class @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 16 @ 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm

You’re invited to an official first-time home buyer class sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission!

The homebuying process can seem complex and a little overwhelming to many first-time home buyers. This seminar will change all that by providing you with the information, tools, and confidence necessary to make your dream of home ownership a reality!

Join us and discover:

  • Special loan programs, like zero-down payment programs for WA residents
  • In-depth info on the homebuying process
  • Tips on how to prepare a winning offer on your dream home.

Dinner will be provided and space is limited, so RSVP as soon as possible to learn the best steps to take on your home buying journey.

Oct
20
Sun
Guardian Nomination Workshop @ We Free Hearts
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you know who will raise your children if something happens to you? If you don’t make a plan, a judge will decide.

Our Guardian Nomination Workshop will give you the peace of mind that your children will be cared for by the people you choose.

We Free Hearts will provide childcare during this workshop!

Public Art Event featuring Lezlie Jane Paintings @ The Gallery at Brace Point Pottery
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Alki Arts hosts artist Lezlie Jane at Brace Point Pottery for a public art event on Sunday, Oct 20th, from 6:00-8:00.

Enjoy music by the Amber Rachel Trio while viewing art, enjoying a glass of wine, and socializing with friends and neighbors.

Oct
22
Tue
Medicare 101 @ High Point Community Center
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

If you or a family member is new to the federal Medicare program, it can be confusing and frustrating at first glance. This session will help you better understand the many different parts of Medicare and what your options are when you enroll in Medicare. This “Welcome to Medicare” seminar is informational only. No specific plans or companies will be discussed, and the presenter is not connected with the Federal Medicare Program.  Please reserve your spot early.  It’s Open Enrollment!


Lifelong Recreation programs focus on physical activity, social engagement, education, arts, creativity, and healthy lifestyles. Recreational programs are designed to serve adults of all abilities–those who are physically active, those who are just becoming active, and those who have age-related limitations. Lifelong Recreation programs are aimed at increasing individual health and wellness while fostering a stronger, healthier community. Many of our participants boast about completing a half marathon each year, making meaningful social connections, losing weight, increasing flexibility and balance, and traveling to regional destinations. Join the fun if you’re 50+!

Oct
26
Sat
Fall Parents’ Night Out & Bouncy House @ Alki Community Center
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FALL PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT AND BOUNCY HOUSE!

Ages 5-12

Alki is hosting a new Saturday Parents’ Night Out! While the parents are away, kids will enjoy pizza, a bouncy house, a movie and healthy snacks! Canned food donations will be collected at the door to support our local food banks.

Location: Alki CC 10/26 Sa 5-9 p.m. $30/ child

**Registration required

Oct
29
Tue
Early Childhood Hiring Event @ Neighborhood House High Point Center
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We invite you, students, or alumni who would be interested in our organization, jobs, or volunteer opportunities to attend our hiring event.


Neighborhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are considered without regard to race, age, sex, color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, mental or physical handicap, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and expression of gender identity) or any other classification protected by law. Neighborhood House encourages and gives hiring preference to current and former Head Start parents and children. We encourage people of color and residents of the communities we serve to apply.

Nov
2
Sat
First-Time Home Buyer Class @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 2 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

You’re invited to an official first-time home buyer class sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission!

The homebuying process can seem complex and a little overwhelming to many first-time home buyers. This seminar will change all that by providing you with the information, tools, and confidence necessary to make your dream of home ownership a reality!

Join us and discover:

  • Special loan programs, like zero-down payment programs for WA residents
  • In-depth info on the homebuying process
  • Tips on how to prepare a winning offer on your dream home.

Dinner will be provided and space is limited, so RSVP as soon as possible to learn the best steps to take on your home buying journey.

Nov
3
Sun
Tinkergarten Lantern Walk @ Lincoln Park
Nov 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Tinkergarten‘s Lantern Walk is designed to help kids big and small welcome and see the beauty in the darkness at the end of Daylight Saving time (aka “Fall back”). For our family and yours, we hope it becomes a magical, annual tradition. At the very least, it’s a chance to be out in the wild at night!

On the evening of the event, families will gather before dusk, sing songs, light lanterns, and enjoy an outdoor walk in the park. Simple and lovely. This event is free and open to all who register.

Sign up at https://tinkergarten.com/classes/115572.

Visit https://tinkergarten.com/classes for more information, times, and locations.

Email: alison@tinkergarten.com.

Nov
4
Mon
South Seattle College SAP Speaker Series: Tim Wise @ Jerry M. Brockey (JMB) Center, Conference Rooms A & B
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Timothy Jacob Wise is an American anti-racism activist and writer. Since 1995, he has given speeches at over 600 college campuses across the U.S. He has trained teachers, corporate employees, non-profit organizations, and law enforcement officers in methods for addressing and dismantling racism in their institutions.

Tim will join us for a 50-minute talk followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. This event is free and open to the public! Community members are welcome! Doors open at 11:00 a.m. The speaker begins at 12:00 p.m. (50 minute talk followed by a 30 minute Q&A.)

Sponsored by the Student Activities & Programs Committee (SAP).

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

Nov
14
Thu
Karen Mason Blair Book Release & Signing @ Easy Street Records
Nov 14 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From backstage to the front row Karen Mason Blair was there to capture countless iconic moments during the Seattle grunge era and beyond. Finally, now you can enjoy a retrospective of her work in the form of a beautiful book. A must-have for any grunge music lover, photography fan or book collector.

Karen will be signing copies of her book along with prints and more!

Free & All-ages!

Nov
16
Sat
Confucius Institute Day @ Pathfinder K-8 School
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Confucius Institute Day and the opening of Pathfinder K-8’s Confucius classroom is Saturday, November 16th from 1:00 to 4:00.

Each year a different school offering a Chinese program hosts Confucius Institute Day. It is Pathfinder’s turn this year. Our theme is learning about Chinese culture through sports and leisure.

We will start at 1:00 with a celebration of our Confucius classroom and a few kind words from our principal. The day will also feature performances by the Dearborn Park student lion dance team and various martial arts demonstrations. Following these presentations, families will be invited to participate in activities at various stations, including Chinese jump rope, Tai Chi, and more. As families move through the stations, they will earn stamps on their passports and Chinese coins!

We will also have a drawings for fun activity books provided by Beijing University Press.

A lunch of rice, noodles, and spicy chicken will be served from 2:30 to 3:30. We hope to see you all there.

Nov
18
Mon
Sign Up for Health Care and a Bus Pass at The Seattle Public Library @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Open enrollment for health care is here! Get help signing up for health care and applying for a discount bus pass at several Library locations beginning Friday, Oct. 25.

Drop in to sign up for health insurance. Navigators will be available to assist you in understanding, comparing and purchasing a health care plan for 2020. You may qualify for Washington Apple Health (also called Medicaid) year-round depending on your income.

3 pm to 7 pm Monday, Nov. 18 at the West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., 206-684-7444.

You can also sign up for an ORCA LIFT card, which lets you ride Metro for $1.50. The card also gets you reduced fares on other regional transportation, like the light rail and Sound Transit buses.

Nov
21
Thu
Climate Change: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly @ West Seattle Library
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

West Seattle resident, Warren Burrows, MD, of the Climate Reality Project, will be giving a free lecture on climate change at the West Seattle Library.

Dr. Burrows will be discussing current information on climate change: the good and the bad news. All are welcome, including the skeptical, the worried, and the busy.

Screenagers: The Next Chapter, Presented by Chief Sealth International PTSA @ Chief Sealth Auditorium
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Chief Sealth International High School PTSA would like to invite the West Seattle Community to a screening of the film, Screenagers: The Next Chapter.

This viewing is free, but we will be collecting donations at the door to pay for the screening rights and the district audio-visual crew.

Please RSVP on Eventcombo.


Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level with Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience—a film that examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.

Nov
23
Sat
Guardian Nomination Workshop @ Pit Stop Taproom and Bar
Nov 23 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

Do you know who will raise your children if something happens to you? If you don’t make a plan, a judge will decide.

Our Guardian Nomination Workshop will give you the peace of mind that your children will be cared for by the people you choose.

Dec
1
Sun
Barter Your Homemade Items @ West Seattle Library Meeting Room
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Each month, an amazing group of people from Backyard Barter get together in different locations around the city and barter homemade items. In addition to the bartered goods, I come home with new ideas, recipes, and a greater appreciation for all things homemade.

Our December barter is in West Seattle, at the West Seattle Library.

I swap my homemade dark chocolate truffles, soap, and cheese for other people’s treasures. I typically come home with a box full of edibles such as jams, chutneys/sauces, flavored butter, chai, granola, pickled veggies, fresh/home-canned fruit, bread, honey, bitters, dried herbs, and nearly always delicious items for the week’s dinners.

And there are lots of non-edibles too, including pottery, salves/lotions, homemade greeting cards, original artwork, pillows, jewelry, knit items, indoor/outdoor plants, and more.

Some in the group barter services too.

There’s no cost to participate, no money exchanges hands. And the bartering is stress free. You ask if someone wants to swap your x for their y, and they either say yes or “no thanks.” And three-way trades are a good way to get what you want if there’s little or no interest in a direct trade. It’s a great way to save money and try new things, and there’s a variety of gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian items.

Children welcome.

In the first hour, barters set up, which may include pre-barter agreements as well as checking out the cool handmade items and making new friends. In the second hour, we quickly do our physical exchange and are usually done in thirty minutes.

Dec
3
Tue
Free Holiday Luncheon @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Free Holiday Luncheon
Members: Please select ONE date to attend free.
$5 suggested donation for guests; $10 for those under 60

Tuesday, December 3
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Featuring The UKES & The Senior Senter Sing-Along Singers

Tuesday, December 10
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Featuring the Bonnie Birch Duo Holiday Show

Menu:
Roast turkey
Cranberry sauce
Scalloped potatoes
Green bean casserole
Dinner roll
Pumpkin pie

RSVP ASAP! Fills up quickly!

Sign up at the front desk – or call 206 932-4044 ext. 1

Dec
5
Thu
Women, Wine, and Wills @ Viscon Cellars
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for a free event focusing on your peace of mind.

Come learn how comprehensive planning will enable you to provide for your family’s future and leave no questions about your long-term wishes.

Dec
8
Sun
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
10
Tue
Free Holiday Luncheon @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Free Holiday Luncheon
Members: Please select ONE date to attend free.
$5 suggested donation for guests; $10 for those under 60

Tuesday, December 3
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Featuring The UKES & The Senior Senter Sing-Along Singers

Tuesday, December 10
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Featuring the Bonnie Birch Duo Holiday Show

Menu:
Roast turkey
Cranberry sauce
Scalloped potatoes
Green bean casserole
Dinner roll
Pumpkin pie

RSVP ASAP! Fills up quickly!

Sign up at the front desk – or call 206 932-4044 ext. 1

Dec
12
Thu
9th Annual “Seattle Stand Down” to Assist Homeless Veterans @ South Seattle College--Georgetown Campus
Dec 12 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families are invited to attend The Ninth Annual Seattle Stand Down–a two-day, one-stop shop for resources and services available to Veterans who currently lack permanent housing or simply need a “hand up” in order to prevent homelessness. (This event is hosted by The Seattle Stand Down, a volunteer team of veterans dedicated to supporting veterans experiencing homelessness.)

Representatives from local businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, and all levels of government will be there with volunteers to provide medical screenings, eye exams, dental services, legal aid, employment opportunities, housing assistance, case management referrals, haircuts, personal hygiene items, and meals.

Providers offering services specifically for women Veterans, including health care, advocacy, counseling, employment, and personal care, will also be on site.

Services and resources will be provided at several locations throughout the South Seattle College Georgetown Campus, including the Gene Colin Education Hall–Building C. Parking passes will be made available to veterans receiving services. For more information about transportation, see The Seattle Stand Down Transportation page.

Participants should check in at the Gene Colin Education Hall–Building C. For directions, see the Georgetown Campus Map.

On December 12, registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and services will be available from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. that day.

On December 13, registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and services will be available from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. that day.

For both days of the event, King County Metro and Sound Transit will provide free rides for all veterans. Veterans must carry one type of four accepted forms of government ID, or the special bus pass Metro has printed for veterans who lack identification (available at local social service providers). This means that veterans with any one of the ID forms listed below can travel on any Metro bus, Sound Transit bus, the LINK light rail, and the Sounder train.

Forms of identification accepted:

  • Veteran Health Identification (ID) Card
  • Uniformed Identification (ID) Card
  • Veteran designation on driver’s license
  • DD-214
  • Special Stand Down bus pass provided by local social service providers.  Visit The Seattle Stand Down Transportation page for pickup locations.

Anyone with questions on the best transit route can call King County Metro at 206-553-3000 (ext. 5).

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

Dec
13
Fri
9th Annual “Seattle Stand Down” to Assist Homeless Veterans @ South Seattle College--Georgetown Campus
Dec 13 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families are invited to attend The Ninth Annual Seattle Stand Down–a two-day, one-stop shop for resources and services available to Veterans who currently lack permanent housing or simply need a “hand up” in order to prevent homelessness. (This event is hosted by The Seattle Stand Down, a volunteer team of veterans dedicated to supporting veterans experiencing homelessness.)

Representatives from local businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, and all levels of government will be there with volunteers to provide medical screenings, eye exams, dental services, legal aid, employment opportunities, housing assistance, case management referrals, haircuts, personal hygiene items, and meals.

Providers offering services specifically for women Veterans, including health care, advocacy, counseling, employment, and personal care, will also be on site.

Services and resources will be provided at several locations throughout the South Seattle College Georgetown Campus, including the Gene Colin Education Hall–Building C. Parking passes will be made available to veterans receiving services. For more information about transportation, see The Seattle Stand Down Transportation page.

Participants should check in at the Gene Colin Education Hall–Building C. For directions, see the Georgetown Campus Map.

On December 12, registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and services will be available from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. that day.

On December 13, registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and services will be available from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. that day.

For both days of the event, King County Metro and Sound Transit will provide free rides for all veterans. Veterans must carry one type of four accepted forms of government ID, or the special bus pass Metro has printed for veterans who lack identification (available at local social service providers). This means that veterans with any one of the ID forms listed below can travel on any Metro bus, Sound Transit bus, the LINK light rail, and the Sounder train.

Forms of identification accepted:

  • Veteran Health Identification (ID) Card
  • Uniformed Identification (ID) Card
  • Veteran designation on driver’s license
  • DD-214
  • Special Stand Down bus pass provided by local social service providers.  Visit The Seattle Stand Down Transportation page for pickup locations.

Anyone with questions on the best transit route can call King County Metro at 206-553-3000 (ext. 5).

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

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
18
Wed
Alki White Elephant Potluck @ Alki Community Center
Dec 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join your Lifelong Recreation Family for a special quarterly gathering of food and friends. Bring your favorite dish- all are welcome. Optional: Bring a wrapped white elephant gift for exchange.

Alki White Elephant Potluck- Alki Community Center
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 11a.m.-12:30p.m.
FREE! Register with #22914

SW LIFELONG RECREATION
To register for the SW Lifelong Recreation programs, visit us
online at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/ or call 206-684-7422.

Dec
21
Sat
Nyabinghi Drumming and Singing @ Lincoln Park
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for some Nyabinghi drumming and singing, which comes from Jamaican Rastafarian culture! We will have a drum circle along with dancers who will teach dance steps and songs. Songs sheets will also be provided!

Dec
22
Sun
Yemaya Gathering @ Lincoln Park
Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Gather with family and friends to learn and share the Mixteco indigenous language. Learn Mixteco words through planting, painting, and drawing. All ages are welcome.

Jan
2
Thu
Tae Kwon Do Club First Class of 2020 @ High Point Community Center
Jan 2 @ 6:20 pm – 7:50 pm

The West Seattle Tae Kwon Do Club has its first class of the new year on Thursday, January 2 from 6:20-7:50pm at the High Point Community Center. Adults (18 and older) can sign up to learn Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art known for its fast sparring techniques, dynamic forms, and strong kicks.

Classes cost only $38/month and meet Mondays & Thursdays 6:20-7:50pm and Saturdays 10am-12pm.  New students can join at any time, and beginners are definitely welcome!

Check out our website, email for questions, or call (206) 684-7422 for registration information.

Jan
8
Wed
Belly Dance Class in West Seattle @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn to Belly Dance with Leslie Rosen.

We’ve got our eye on you! Dance into the new year! Blast into 2020 with a clear vision of health, vitality and uplifting fun!

Belly dancers are supple, feminine, earthly, mysterious, playful, and strong.
Those dancers are you! Come learn among friends and awaken your inner fire.
Build community and self-knowledge while honoring the inner divine feminine.

Belly dance class in West Seattle @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center:

  • Six week sessions on Wednesday nights.
  • The next session begins January 8, 2020.
  • Drop-in students are welcome at 6pm and 7pm.

For more information, visit our website: Leslie Rosen.

Jan
11
Sat
Admiral Cooperative Preschool Open House @ Admiral Cooperative Preschool 
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Admiral Cooperative Preschool is hosting its 2020-2021 Open House.

Visit Admiral Cooperative Preschool to learn how cooperative preschool supports whole child development through play-based learning. Teachers and co-op families will be available to talk with you and to answer your questions.

Introduction to Zen Class @ The Fauntleroy Church
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Bring your curiosity, your questions, and a friend to our free “Intro to Zen” class.

Whether you’re a long-time Buddhist practitioner or a Buddhist skeptic, whether you meditate frequently or you’ve never meditated before, whether you’re wearing a black Buddhist robe or a ski jacket, your presence and your questions are welcome here.

Abbot Koshin Chris Cain and Elizabeth Fitterer will lead the two-part program:

Part 1: Why Zen?

  • Introductions. Any questions about Zen?
  • What we love about Zen and how we got into it.
  • What’s the goal of practice at this Zen Center?

Break: tea and cookies

Part 2: Our Zen Center

  • Meditation instructions: chairs, cushions, and benches.
  • Brief explanations of Zen ritual: tea, chanting, the role of the jiki and shoji, bowing.
  • A very brief version of a Zen service-tea, jiki offers incense, one chant, bowing, sitting for 5 minutes, walking meditation.

Discussion and questions

Three Tree Montessori School Open House @ Three Tree Montessori School
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Three Tree Montessori School invites interested families to visit during its upcoming Open House on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 10 am to 12 noon. View our beautiful classrooms, meet the teachers, and learn about Montessori programs for children ages fifteen months through twelve years.

This event is free.

[Three Tree Montessori School is a WSB sponsor.]

Jan
14
Tue
Tinkergarten Free Trial @ Lincoln Park
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, Alison Arnote, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we share insight into your child’s development.

This trial class is:

  • Designed for children ages 18 months-8 years. Child/children are accompanied by an adult. Siblings of any other age are most welcome.
  • Limited to the first 15 families who register.

Kids may get a bit messy (Hurrah!), so please send them in clothing that can get dirty.

We start the class at the specified location but may end within a reasonable walk from that location.

This trial class is free.

Sign up at https://tinkergarten.com/classes/90855.

Visit https://tinkergarten.com/classes for more times and locations.

Jan
25
Sat
Guardian Nomination Workshop @ We Free Hearts
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you know who will raise your children if something happens to you? If you don’t make a plan, a judge will decide.

Our Guardian Nomination Workshop will give you the peace of mind that your children will be cared for by the people you choose.

Jan
30
Thu
Madison MS Parent Education Night
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm

Learn about drugs and alcohol and the teen brain and talking with teens about vaping
Join two special guest presenters and other Madison families to explore these questions and more at Madison’s second Parent Education Night of the school year. Parent Ed Night will take place on Thursday, January 30th at 6:30pm in the Madison library. Parent educator, Yvonne-Monique (Zick) Aviva will speak about how drugs and alcohol impact the teen brain. Special guest Lisa Davidson, Seattle Public Schools Manager of Prevention and Intervention, will talk about vaping and how to talk to your kids about it.

Mar
19
Thu
Birds, Bees, and Boundaries @ Westside School
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm

Westside School Parent Association
Presents
BIRDS, BEES AND BOUNDARIES
with Jo Langford MA and Amy Lang MA

THURSDAY, MARCH 19TH
6:30 to 8:30 pm
Westside School
10404 34th Ave SW

Join experts Jo Langford and Amy Lang for a discussion about the what’s/when’s, and how’s of healthy relationship and consent. Jo and Amy will educate us about the barriers kids face with regard to this important topic and ways parents can help.

(Don’t bring the kids, 18+ only…)

FREE ADMISSION (FIRST COME FIRST SERVED)

Questions? Call Dorothy Lemoult WPA education chair 206-395-4441

Great Conversations Between Parents and Teens @ West Side Presbyterian Church
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Children and Youth Collective invites you to join us for Great Conversations Between Parents and Teens: Top Ten Talks to Have Together.

This gathering is for parents of middle school and high school students and focuses on important conversations to consider having with teens to promote understanding and build a base of trust partnership.

The featured speaker is Julie Metzger, the founder of Great Conversations.

Aug
15
Sat
Big Day Of Play @ Online (see listing)
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Check out an online adventure with the Dept of Parks and Recreation. Big Day of Play is a celebration of Seattle’s diversity and it encourages neighbors, communities and families to have fun, build relationships and be active together. It’s the day to play your way! Visit http://Bigdayofplay.org for event details. The website will be updated on Aug 15 with the virtual streaming link.

Audience Kids & Families, Teens, Adults, Adults 50+, ESOL, LEAP

Nov
6
Fri
Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am

It is time for Virtual Kaleidoscope play and learn! Children, parents and caregivers join us for a weekly session where we learn together.

This is a program for parents and caregivers of young children to learn and explore together. This facilitated program is designed to support the development of children’s school readiness skills and to provide education and support for parents and caregivers.

This program is presented by our partners at Denise Louie Education Center.

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.

Nov
13
Fri
Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am

It is time for Virtual Kaleidoscope play and learn! Children, parents and caregivers join us for a weekly session where we learn together.

This is a program for parents and caregivers of young children to learn and explore together. This facilitated program is designed to support the development of children’s school readiness skills and to provide education and support for parents and caregivers.

This program is presented by our partners at Denise Louie Education Center.

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.

Nov
20
Fri
Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am

It is time for Virtual Kaleidoscope play and learn! Children, parents and caregivers join us for a weekly session where we learn together.

This is a program for parents and caregivers of young children to learn and explore together. This facilitated program is designed to support the development of children’s school readiness skills and to provide education and support for parents and caregivers.

This program is presented by our partners at Denise Louie Education Center.

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.

Nov
27
Fri
Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am

It is time for Virtual Kaleidoscope play and learn! Children, parents and caregivers join us for a weekly session where we learn together.

This is a program for parents and caregivers of young children to learn and explore together. This facilitated program is designed to support the development of children’s school readiness skills and to provide education and support for parents and caregivers.

This program is presented by our partners at Denise Louie Education Center.

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.

Dec
4
Fri
Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am

It is time for Virtual Kaleidoscope play and learn! Children, parents and caregivers join us for a weekly session where we learn together.

This is a program for parents and caregivers of young children to learn and explore together. This facilitated program is designed to support the development of children’s school readiness skills and to provide education and support for parents and caregivers.

This program is presented by our partners at Denise Louie Education Center.

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.

Dec
11
Fri
Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am

It is time for Virtual Kaleidoscope play and learn! Children, parents and caregivers join us for a weekly session where we learn together.

This is a program for parents and caregivers of young children to learn and explore together. This facilitated program is designed to support the development of children’s school readiness skills and to provide education and support for parents and caregivers.

This program is presented by our partners at Denise Louie Education Center.

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.

Dec
18
Fri
Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am

It is time for Virtual Kaleidoscope play and learn! Children, parents and caregivers join us for a weekly session where we learn together.

This is a program for parents and caregivers of young children to learn and explore together. This facilitated program is designed to support the development of children’s school readiness skills and to provide education and support for parents and caregivers.

This program is presented by our partners at Denise Louie Education Center.

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.

Feb
17
Wed
WA State Book Awards: Eric Scigliano And “The Big Thaw” @ Online (see listing)
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Washington Center for the Book and the Washington Library Association present an evening with Eric Scigliano. Registration required. Click here to register.

Winner of the 2020 Washington State Book Award for General Nonfiction, The Big Thaw: Ancient Carbon, Modern Science, and a Race to Save the World offers readers a chance to meet a diverse team of scientists and students who have been studying the permafrost and what lies beneath. This vast store of ancient carbon, more than four times the quantity found in all of today’s forests, is releasing carbon dioxide and methane as the permafrost thaws. The release of all this carbon would alter Earth’s climate forever. Braving endless hordes of mosquitoes, quicksand, and extreme temperatures, researchers are racing against the clock to educate us all about the changes we must make in order to preserve Earth’s carbon balance. The book includes stunning photographs by Chris Linder and was published by Braided River, the conservation imprint of Mountaineers Books.

“An antidote to the depression and helplessness many feel in the face of climate change. In its splendid design, well-written text, and revealing photos of the Arctic world and those who probe the impact of thawing permafrost on the climate, this book perfectly captures this critical issue and those who are meeting the challenge.” ― Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Eric Scigliano is a journalist and author with a longtime interest in climate change, the Arctic, and the alarming intersection between the two. He has been a science writer at the University of Washington and a staff writer and editor at several newspapers and magazines, and has written for National Geographic, New Scientist, Discover, Harper’s, Technology Review. His work has won Livingston and American Association for the Advancement of Science awards and has been included in Best American Science Writing.

This event is presented by the Washington Center for the Book (a partnership of The Seattle Public Library and the Washington State Library) and the Washington Library Association. The event is free and will be presented on Zoom. Registration is required to receive the event link. The event will be recorded and can be accessed on SPL’s YouTube channel.

View in catalog: The Big Thaw by Eric Scigliano

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.

Apr
8
Thu
Birds, Bees, and Kids: Presentation for parents @ online
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday April 8 6:30 to 8:00 pm
On Zoom

Westside School Parent Association
Presents
Birds, Bees, and Kids: How “the talk” can keep your kids safe online
With award-winning author and speaker Amy Lang, MA.

For zoom link, contact Dorothy Lemoult at dorothy.lemoult@gmail.com
( write WPA event in subject line)

This event is free and appropriate for Adults (only) with kids of all ages.

Apr
15
Thu
Age Friendly Seattle Virtual Civic Coffee Hour @ Online (see listing)
Apr 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a live, online conversation with Emily Alvarado on the Seattle Office of Housing.

Click here to enter live stream.
Enter as “Anonymous.” Or by phone: 206-686-8357; Conference ID: 224 689 164#

Language: English, Español, 中文, Tiểng Việt, Русский

Meet Emily Alvarado, Director of the Seattle Office of Housing. The Office of Housing works with community partners, private developers, and public funders to build affordable housing so people of all incomes can live in our city. Emily will cover rental housing and assistance, low-income homeowner programs and other resources for low-income households with specific emphasis on the impacts of COVID-19.

Civic Coffee Hours bring community elders closer to local government officials to explore topics of interest. Learn how decisions are made, how to get involved, and how to take advantage of programs and services. Closed captioning is provided in Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Presented in partnership with Age Friendly Seattle – Seattle Human Services.

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.

Virtual Workshop: How To Build A Resume @ Online (see listing)
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Designed for individuals unsure of where to begin in writing a resume. We’ll discuss the purpose of a resume, the various sections within a resume, different resume styles, and strategies for formatting. Registration required. Click here to register.

We’ll discuss the purpose of a resume, the various sections within a resume, different resume styles, and strategies for formatting.

The job skills & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Each class has a 50 person capacity, so please register as soon as possible.

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.

Apr
20
Tue
Virtual event – Discover Seattle Colleges: Business and Accounting @ Online (see listing)
Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Are you ready to start working toward your college degree, but are still determining the career path you want to take? Get inspired about your possibilities at Seattle Colleges. Learn more about career pathways and college transfer opportunities in Business and Accounting at our upcoming virtual explore session.

Hear from instructors and learn more about what you can expect and what kind of career opportunities you’ll be prepared for. Each event offers two half-hour breakout program sessions. Choose the programs that most interest you and learn more about each education and career pathway.

https://www.seattlecolleges.edu/areas-study/discover-seattle-colleges

Apr
21
Wed
Virtual event – Discover Seattle Colleges: Culinary, Hospitality, and Wine @ Online (see listing)
Apr 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Are you ready to start working toward your college degree, but are still determining the career path you want to take? Get inspired about your possibilities at Seattle Colleges. Learn more about career pathways and college transfer opportunities in Culinary, Hospitality, and Wine at our upcoming virtual explore session.

Hear from instructors and learn more about what you can expect and what kind of career opportunities you’ll be prepared for. Each event offers two half-hour breakout program sessions. Choose the programs that most interest you and learn more about each education and career pathway.

https://www.seattlecolleges.edu/areas-study/discover-seattle-colleges

Apr
22
Thu
Virtual event – Discover Seattle Colleges: Education and Human Services @ Online (see listing)
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Are you ready to start working toward your college degree, but are still determining the career path you want to take? Get inspired about your possibilities at Seattle Colleges. Learn more about career pathways and college transfer opportunities in Education and Human Services at our upcoming virtual explore session.

Hear from instructors and learn more about what you can expect and what kind of career opportunities you’ll be prepared for. Each event offers two half-hour breakout program sessions. Choose the programs that most interest you and learn more about each education and career pathway.

https://www.seattlecolleges.edu/areas-study/discover-seattle-colleges

Virtual Workshop: Target And Refine A Resume @ Online (see listing)
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Have support in developing a strong resume tailored to the position you’re applying to. Registration required. Click here to register.

Please have your resume and a job description for the position you are interested in.

The job skills & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Each class has limited capacity, so please register as soon as possible.

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.

Apr
26
Mon
Virtual event – Discover Seattle Colleges: Health and Medical @ Online (see listing)
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Are you ready to start working toward your college degree, but are still determining the career path you want to take? Get inspired about your possibilities at Seattle Colleges. Learn more about career pathways and college transfer opportunities in Health and Medical at our upcoming virtual explore session.

Hear from instructors and learn more about what you can expect and what kind of career opportunities you’ll be prepared for. Each event offers two half-hour breakout program sessions. Choose the programs that most interest you and learn more about each education and career pathway.

https://www.seattlecolleges.edu/areas-study/discover-seattle-colleges

Apr
27
Tue
Virtual event – Discover Seattle Colleges: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math @ Online (see listing)
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Are you ready to start working toward your college degree, but are still determining the career path you want to take? Get inspired about your possibilities at Seattle Colleges. Learn more about career pathways and college transfer opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at our upcoming virtual explore session.

Hear from instructors and learn more about what you can expect and what kind of career opportunities you’ll be prepared for. Each event offers two half-hour breakout program sessions. Choose the programs that most interest you and learn more about each education and career pathway.

https://www.seattlecolleges.edu/areas-study/discover-seattle-colleges

Apr
28
Wed
Virtual event – Discover Seattle Colleges: Skilled Trades and Technical Training @ Online (see listing)
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Are you ready to start working toward your college degree, but are still determining the career path you want to take? Get inspired about your possibilities at Seattle Colleges. Learn more about career pathways and college transfer opportunities in Skilled Trades and Technical Training at our upcoming virtual explore session.

Hear from instructors and learn more about what you can expect and what kind of career opportunities you’ll be prepared for. Each event offers two half-hour breakout program sessions. Choose the programs that most interest you and learn more about each education and career pathway.

https://www.seattlecolleges.edu/areas-study/discover-seattle-colleges

Apr
29
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Interview Skills @ Online (see listing)
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop addresses general preparation, researching companies, what to expect, and answering behavior-based and other tough, important interview questions. Registration required. Registration required. Click here to register.

We’ll also cover tips specific to virtual/video interviews as well.

The job skills, life skills, & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Each class has limited capacity, so please register as soon as possible.

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.

Virtual event – Discover Seattle Colleges: Social Sciences, Humanities, and Language @ Online (see listing)
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Are you ready to start working toward your college degree, but are still determining the career path you want to take? Get inspired about your possibilities at Seattle Colleges. Learn more about career pathways and college transfer opportunities in Social Sciences, Humanities, and Language at our upcoming virtual explore session.

Hear from instructors and learn more about what you can expect and what kind of career opportunities you’ll be prepared for. Each event offers two half-hour breakout program sessions. Choose the programs that most interest you and learn more about each education and career pathway.

https://www.seattlecolleges.edu/areas-study/discover-seattle-colleges