West Seattle Event Calendar

*6/29/20 NOTE: We’re ramping 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.

Sep
28
Sat
Chief Sealth Class of 1969 50-Year Reunion @ Sea-Tac Marriott
Sep 28 all-day

For more info, email chiefsealth69@gmail.com and go here.

Classes: Tai Chi on the Beach 2019 @ Alki Beach Park
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Sixth Annual Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Classes Begin on April 20, 2019 and go until October,19, 2019
Every Single Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Meet Tai Chi Instructor Caylen Storm at the Statue of Liberty on the Alki Boardwalk. Each class is focused on one of the foundations of Dynamic health; Balance, Posture, Breathing and Experiencing the Life Force that animates all of us.

Classes are Free. But, Portraits of Presidents are welcome.

Further information; caylenstorm@gmail.com

GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grace Church, 10323 28th Ave. SW, will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group starting Sept. 7, 2019, for those that have lost a loved by death. It will meet at the church 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You can start at any time. There is a onetime charge of $15. For the journal. Call Barb 206-932-7459 for more info.

West Seattle Linux Users Group Picnic @ Lincoln Park, Shelter 2
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

It’s that time of year again for the Annual WSeaLUG Picnic. This year will be at Lincoln Park Shelter 2.

Lincoln Park
Park Area Map
Food/Item Sign Up Sheet

Hope we will see you there!

WSeaLug Leadership Team

https://gettogether.community/events/2281/bi-weekly-meetup-2nd-annual-picnic//

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.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

WSHS Benefit Golf Tournament, Dinner, Auction @ High Cedars Golf Course
Sep 28 @ 11:30 am – 8:00 pm

Come support the WSHS booster community in our first annual golf tournament at the beautiful High Cedars Golf Course in Orting, WA. The golf tournament will benefit the construction of the South Playfield Athletic Resources and Cages (SPARC) at West Seattle High School.

What: Sign up now for the First Annual Westside Golf Tournament benefiting West Seattle Boosters and the building of SPARC- South Playfield Athletic Resource and Cages. Click here for secure online registration:
https://app.eventcaddy.com/events/sparc/register/embed

Why: To build a premier location where all athletic teams and West Seattle students can use the facility/field to train.

Where: High Cedars Golf Club, 149th Street Court East, Orting, WA

When: September 28th, 2019
Registration at 11:30 am, Shotgun Golf Tournament at 1pm, Dinner and Auction at 6:00 pm

More Information:

For more information about the SPARC project, to become an event sponsor, or for online tournament registration please visit:
http://www.westsidetourney.org

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit Seattle’s Vietnamese Cultural Center.

Bike Club @ Ounces
Sep 28 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Bike Club
Every Saturday at 12:30 pm

Love Cycling & Beer? Join our cycle club! We’ll meet every Saturday at 12:30 for a 60-90 minute ride. Rides will be medium-level pace, suitable for all rider levels, with routes changing each week.

Adopt-A-Street cleanup with 34th District Democrats @ White Center, 16th SW/SWRoxbury
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Members of the 34th will meet at 16th and Roxbury for our next Adopt-A-Street cleanup. This event will be held on Saturday September 28th from 1:00-3:00 pm. We will provide everything you need to help beautify 16th from Roxbury to Elmgrove. After our good work we will adjourn to Noble Barton for refreshments. Let us know you are coming by contacting Karen Richter at outreach@34dems.org.

Seattle City Council District 1 debate with interpretation @ Neighborhood House High Point
Sep 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for the City of Seattle, District 1, City Council Candidate Debate

Lisa Herbold (I) & Phil Tavel

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Note: Refreshments will be served from 4:00pm – 4:30pm

Presented by: District 1 Community Network & Neighborhood House

Children activity will be provided.

Interpreters will be provided in Somali and Vietnamese.

Sen. Joe Nguyen and Attorney General Bob Ferguson @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Conversation with Senator Nguyen and Attorney General Ferguson

Saturday, September 28
4:30 – 6:30 pm
C&P Coffee Company

RSVP: Tiffany Chang @ tiffany@CDStrategic.com

Suggested donation levels: Guest $15 | Friend $50 | Host $100 | Sponsor $200

Join Senator Nguyen for a conversation with Attorney General Bob Ferguson. AG Ferguson is one of Times 100 most influential people and has been leading the effort to save our democracy.

We’ll get an update on the ongoing legal battles between the Washington AG office and the Trump administration, and how that impacts us right here in the 34th District.

Light refreshments will be provided by Senator Nguyen’s mother and will include homemade Vietnamese dishes

‘Sunset Baby’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Sunset Baby

By Dominique Morisseau
OBIE and Steinberg Playwright Award-winning playwright
Seattle premiere

When the tough, independent Nina is visited by her father, a former revolutionary in the Black liberation movement, she can’t tell what he’s after–a fix to their broken relationship, or the cache of letters that ties their fates together. As father and daughter circle one another, old wounds are revealed, generational differences exposed, and blazing truths laid bare. Morisseau’s smart, entertaining and moving story about family, survival and the nature of liberation is “not only dynamic, it’s dynamite” (The New York Times).

Sep 26 – Oct 20, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“…smart, entertaining and moving…while asking penetrating questions about the nature of liberation. Is it possible to be a good revolutionary and a good parent? Why are the gains made by one generation so often casually thrown away by the next? And what are the things we do for love?” – The Guardian

Get Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Ryegrass performs @ Kenyon Hall
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm

We’re happy to bring back a Bluegrass band that’s been entertaining Northwest audiences since their first gig in 2001 at a used clothing store in Duvall. Having risen quickly from their modest beginnings, Ryegrass continues to perform all over the region in festivals, farmers’ markets, and fairs. Members of the band are Chip Diemond (bass), Paul Michel (mandolin, dobro, and vocals), Jim Hanna (guitar and vocals), John Burke (fiddle and vocals), and Steve Marx (banjo and vocals).

In describing their act, they write, “We have a lot of laughs playing together; at this stage in life, Ryegrass is a perfect combination of tradition, singer-songwriting, and men’s group.” We’re delighted to welcome them back to once again raise our roof.

Tickets and Reservations
Front reserved table seats are $14.
Row seating is $12 general and $10 seniors
With a reservation, row seating is $10 general and $8 seniors.
Elementary, middle, and high school students are $5.

To make a reservation, please e-mail kenyonhall@earthlink.net. You’ll receive an e-mail confirming your reservation.

Sep
29
Sun
Blessing of the Animals @ Alki UCC @ Alki United Church of Christ
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am

Alki United Church of Christ (Alki UCC) invites you to bring your dog, cat, llama, guinea pig, chicken, honey bees, parakeet, lizard (you get the idea) to a special “Blessing of the Animals” worship service on Sunday, September 29 at 10:00 am. Alki UCC is at 6115 SW Hinds in West Seattle.

Important! All pets must be on a leash or in an appropriate carrier/cage.

Children of all ages are also welcome to bring their stuffed animals or photographs of a beloved pet for a blessing.

This custom is conducted in remembrance of Saint Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures.

Please note: Due to potential pet dander allergies, we will be removing the pew cushions for this service. Feel free to bring your own cushion if you would like a softer seat.

Info: office@alkiucc.org

alkiucc.org

Chief Sealth IHS Cheer Team benefit car wash @ Les Schwab
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Cheer Squad is having a car wash 10-4 on 9/29 at the Les Schwab in Burien, 13609 1st Ave. S.

Sound Transit infotable at West Seattle Farmers’ Market
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come ask Sound Transit your questions about West Seattle light rail, as another round of public comment continues.

Taquitos Feliz’s Hurricane Dorian benefit
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

On Sunday September 29th, Taquitos Feliz will be donating our daily sales to help the victims of Hurricane Dorian. Please stop by and help us raise money for the victims of this terrible disaster.

Taquitos Feliz is located at 7413 Fauntleroy SW – across from Lincoln Park.

West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee: Sundays @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

West Seattle Pickup Ultimate Times & Fields:

Casual ulty
Saturday morning 9:00 am

Competitive ulty
Sunday morning 10:00 am

❄️ Snow Day Ultimate ❄️
Every Seattle Public Schools snow day,
meet for snow-ultimate at 10:00 am at Walt Hundley field. So much fun ❄️

All at:
Walt Hundley Playfield
6920 34th Ave SW
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Instagram:
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Twitter:
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West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

CANCELED – Run Club @ Ounces
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm

Run Club
Every Sunday at noon

Get fit and drink beer! Join us for a run every Sunday at noon! It’s free to join. All running levels welcome! Kid & Dog friendly. Runs start and finish at Ounces. Come to 12 or more runs and get the official Ounces Running Club T-shirt!

‘Sunset Baby’ – matinee @ ArtsWest Theater
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Sunset Baby

By Dominique Morisseau
OBIE and Steinberg Playwright Award-winning playwright
Seattle premiere

When the tough, independent Nina is visited by her father, a former revolutionary in the Black liberation movement, she can’t tell what he’s after–a fix to their broken relationship, or the cache of letters that ties their fates together. As father and daughter circle one another, old wounds are revealed, generational differences exposed, and blazing truths laid bare. Morisseau’s smart, entertaining and moving story about family, survival and the nature of liberation is “not only dynamic, it’s dynamite” (The New York Times).

Sep 26 – Oct 20, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“…smart, entertaining and moving…while asking penetrating questions about the nature of liberation. Is it possible to be a good revolutionary and a good parent? Why are the gains made by one generation so often casually thrown away by the next? And what are the things we do for love?” – The Guardian

Get Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Art + concert @ Brace Point Pottery
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Fall Foliage”
Cassie Hennessey, clay sculpture
PA Mathison, painting
Concerts:
9/14 Christopher Rayne
9/29 PA Mathison with U3
Refreshments

CANCELED – Jeff Ferguson’s Triangular Jazztet at The Alley
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Catch the Triangular Jazztet Sundays at The Alley.

Sep
30
Mon
Class: Basic Block Printing @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

At the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch Library: Learn how to create your own designs in print. We will cover the basics of designing, carving, registering and printing your designs that you create with the easily carved Safety-Kut material. Registration required.

Experience the magic of pulling your print off of the block. We will also explore Leaf printing, a very simple process that can create beautiful multi-layered colorful prints.

Artist instructor Susan Waite has a BFA in painting and printmaking from Cornish College.

Program dates are Mondays:
September 9, 16, 23, 30 from 11:00 am–1 pm

This is a sequential class – not a one-time drop in class. You must attend all four classes. For ages 60+.

Program in partnership with Seniors Creating Art.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Please call the West Seattle Library at 206-684-7444.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

CANCELED – Free Tax Help @ Delridge Library
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers can answer questions and prepare personal tax returns.

This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns.

Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page.

Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early enough to ensure that we have time to help you.

Required Documents
To receive tax help, bring the following documents:
• Photo identification (required)
• Social Security cards for everyone listed on the tax return Tax form SSA 1099 (Social Security benefits)
• Medicare card (if Social Security number is followed by an “A”)
• Official documents on Social Security Administration letterhead
• Last year’s tax return, if available
• All tax-related documents, such as W-2s and 1099s. Be prepared to provide information about health care coverage for each person on the return.

Note: Photocopies or computer print-outs of any these documents will not be accepted.

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.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Delridge Branch 206-733-9125

Community Support Group for Families and Caregiver living with Aging Relatives @ Aegis Living at West Seattle
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm

Community Support Group for families and caregivers living with aging relatives–presented by Betsy Zuber.

Understanding IEPs and 504 Plans @ Lafayette Elementary
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Lafayette Elementary welcomes a speaker from The Office of the Education Ombuds who will be presenting to parents and guardians about the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and 504 Plan. This is an opportunity to learn more about navigating the IEP/504 process, to address the basics of your child’s right to special education services, to gain the tools to work collaboratively with the school teams, and to answer any questions you may have about these programs.

Please RSVP your attendance, it helps us to plan accordingly. Child care will be provided along with light snacks. For more information or accommodations, please contact us, Lafayette.sped@hotmail.com.

Oct
1
Tue
Avalon Glassworks Art Glass Pumpkin Patch
Oct 1 all-day

At Avalon Glassworks: Hundreds of glass pumpkins will be for sale at our annual patch. Most are $30-$95 each, in all colors and many sizes. Traditional orange to purple, you’ll find all colors and styles. Curly stems, straight stems, tiny pumpkins, large pumpkins, many have accents of gold on the ribs.

Open 10 am-6 pm weekdays and 10 am-5 pm weekends.

https://www.avalonglassworks.com/our-products/the-art-glass-pumpkin-patch-2019/

Toddler Story Time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s Toddler Story Time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 2 – 3 years old.

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

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Learning Buddies – Math @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At the West Seattle (Admiral) Library: Math Buddies helps K-5 children improve their number skills by playing math games and activities with teen volunteers.

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

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

HAPPENING – West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Preschool Firefighter Story Time & Engine Exploration @ Delridge Library
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

It is story time at the Delridge branch library! The Seattle Public Library invites preschoolers, parents and caregivers to special story times that highlight fire safety. Firefighters from the Seattle Fire Department will conduct story times with books on fire safety and display firefighting equipment and trucks.

All story times are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

West Seattle 832 Toastmasters Club meeting @ The Kenney
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Toastmasters Club 832 meeting: All are welcome!

West Seattle Toastmasters is your local Toastmasters club, part of Toastmasters International, a non-profit educational organization that teaches speaking and leadership skills. The Toastmasters educational program offers a self-paced, supportive learning environment where you can build your leadership skills, improve speaking skills, and gain self-confidence.

Attending club meetings as a guest is free, so visit as many times as you like until you decide to join.

West Seattle Toastmasters meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm at The Kenney, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW. We hope to see you there!

Climate-change panel discussion: What you can do @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Walmesley Center
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm

At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, Gene Duvernoy, founder and CEO emeritus of Forterra, will lead a panel of experts and policy leaders in a discussion of what individuals need to do to help protect our environment and deal with climate change. It will be held at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Walmesley Center, 7000 35th Ave. SW. The public is invited.

The event is hosted by the joint Green Ministry of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Holy Rosary parishes to celebrate the Season of Creation, Sept. 1-Oct. 4.

Duvernoy founded Forterra (then called Cascade Land Conservancy) in 1989 in his attic. It now has offices in Seattle and Tacoma and in the last 30 years, working with a number of partners, has conserved more than 250,000 acres of land in Washington, about four times the land in the city limits of Seattle. Duvernoy was chosen to lead Earth Day Northwest 2020 by Denis Hayes, president and CEO of the Bullitt Foundation, who was the national organizer of the first Earth Day in 1970.

Added details:

EARTH DAY 2020—50 YEARS LATER
Climate Change: It’s Time to Act!

Let’s Talk About How!

Tuesday, October 1, 7:00 PM
Our Lady of Guadalupe Walmesley Center
(3410 SW Myrtle Ave. SW, Seattle, cross streets—SW Myrtle and 35th Ave. SW)

The countdown has begun and the joint Green Ministry of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Holy Rosary will host a panel discussion on the relevance and importance of Earth Day as we approach its 50th anniversary.

Gene Duvernoy*, leader of Earth Day Northwest 2020, will be joined by experts and policy leaders in a discussion of how individuals and organizations can, and must, incorporate into everyday life steps that help to preserve our planet, what Pope Francis refers to as “our common home.”

*GENE DUVERNOY has spent more than 30 years working on land conservation and building community, founding Forterra (then called Cascade Land Conservancy). He was tapped for the leadership role of Earth Day Northwest 2020 by Denis Hayes, organizer of the first Earth Day in 1970.

OTHER PANELISTS INCLUDE:

LYLIANNA ALLALA – Board Member of Environmental Professionals Of Color; Leadership Group Member of EARTH DAY NW 2020; Program Manager for the Equity & Environment Initiative For The City Of Seattle

REV. PAUL BENZ – Co-director of the Faith Action Network; an ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Leadership Group Member for EARTH DAY NW 2020; and is a long-time leader on many social-justice issues.

AMY SNOVER – Director, University of Washington Climate Impacts Group; Affiliate Associate Professor, UW School of Marine & Environmental Affairs; Director, Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center at UW; convening lead author for the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment.

Oct
2
Wed
Avalon Glassworks Art Glass Pumpkin Patch
Oct 2 all-day

At Avalon Glassworks: Hundreds of glass pumpkins will be for sale at our annual patch. Most are $30-$95 each, in all colors and many sizes. Traditional orange to purple, you’ll find all colors and styles. Curly stems, straight stems, tiny pumpkins, large pumpkins, many have accents of gold on the ribs.

Open 10 am-6 pm weekdays and 10 am-5 pm weekends.

https://www.avalonglassworks.com/our-products/the-art-glass-pumpkin-patch-2019/

PCC Community Markets West Seattle grand opening
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am

Grand (re)opening day! Details here.

Preschool Story Time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s Preschool Story Time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For ages 3 – 5.

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

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Preschool Firefighter Story Time & Engine Exploration @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 2 @ 11:15 am – 11:45 am

It is story time at the South Park branch library! The Seattle Public Library invites preschoolers, parents and caregivers to special story times that highlight fire safety. Firefighters from the Seattle Fire Department will conduct story times with books on fire safety and display firefighting equipment and trucks.

All story times are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Hot Topics for Seniors: Voter Suppression In The United States @ Southwest Library
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

A brown bag lunch discussion group committed to understanding issues of importance to current and future seniors. Join Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) and the Southwest Branch Library as we create a place for the discussion of current national, state and local issues.

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

Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms

Mah Jongg: American Version @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Stimulate your brain! Play this ancient Chinese tile game that is similar to the card game Rummy. Meet new people and have fun. Beginners and all levels are welcome.

What: Mah Jongg: American Version
When: Wednesdays, 1-3 pm
Where: Senior Center of West Seattle
Who: Everyone is welcome – all ages
$1 members / $2 non-members

High Point Market Garden Farm Stand open Wednesdays
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

It’s a mini-farm in the middle of a residential neighborhood – the High Point Market Garden. Every summer, its farm stand offers a weekly chance to buy fresh-grown produce steps from where it’s grown. Just-harvested organic produce will be on sale 4 pm-7 pm at the farm stand at 32nd and Juneau (map), July 10-October 2. EBT cards are accepted and the stand participates in Fresh Bucks.

Learn the Thriller Dance @ High Point Community Center
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Thriller Dance $20

Learn the “Thrill the World” version of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance. During this 4-week session you will learn all the steps (no dance experience necessary) and practice the entire dance. If there is enough interest, the instructor will provide some quick tips on Zombie makeup, character and costumes. All participants will receive a dance script so that you can practice at home. After this class you’ll be prepared to join in on the next Thriller flash mob or be the hit at your next party! The instructor is a professional dance and fitness instructor, performer, and has taught and performed Thriller since 2008. 4 classes run 10/2-10/23.

All Lifelong Recreation activities are suited specifically for those age 50 and older AND are right here in your Seattle neighborhood.

Register Today at http://www.seattle.gov/parks

Learn to Belly Dance with Leslie Rosen @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Bellydance class in West Seattle @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

Six week sessions, Wednesday nights
Next session begins September 18, 2019
Drop-in students are welcome at 6 pm and 7 pm

6pm – 6:50pm – Toolbox
7:00pm – 7:50pm – Bellydance Workout

https://www.leslierosen.com/what-we-do

Saving for College: All You Need to Know about 529 Plans @ Umpqua Bank
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’ve thought about saving for college for your children.

You may even have put a little money away.

But are you sure that you’re doing all you can to send your child off with the best future?

Attorney Jenny Ling will join Beth Percival, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, to discuss 529 Plans and what you should do now. You’ll learn more about:

  • What a 529 Plan is;
  • What advantages a 529 Plan provides;
  • How you can start a 529 Plan.

Appetizers will be served.

This event is free but registration is required.

CANCELED – West Seattle Runner Wednesday Group Run
Oct 2 @ 6:15 pm

Meet at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) Wednesdays 6:15 pm for a free group run:

All our group runs meet at West Seattle Runner, are free, and there is no need to pre-register.

CANCELED – Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Oct 2 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

UPDATE – 3/11/20 canceled

From Phil Tavel, host of Talarico’s Wednesday Night Trivia:

Trivia every Wednesday night at 8:30 pm. It goes until a little after 10 pm. It’s $2 per person, and we have no maximum or minimum team size. We usually get between 75 and 115 people. I give out cash prizes to the top 3 teams and bottles of champagne for the bottom three teams. Every season I have a special seasonal challenge that culminates in a $3 per person championship night.

Oct
3
Thu
Avalon Glassworks Art Glass Pumpkin Patch
Oct 3 all-day

At Avalon Glassworks: Hundreds of glass pumpkins will be for sale at our annual patch. Most are $30-$95 each, in all colors and many sizes. Traditional orange to purple, you’ll find all colors and styles. Curly stems, straight stems, tiny pumpkins, large pumpkins, many have accents of gold on the ribs.

Open 10 am-6 pm weekdays and 10 am-5 pm weekends.

https://www.avalonglassworks.com/our-products/the-art-glass-pumpkin-patch-2019/

Seniors of Color Soaring @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Seniors of Color Soaring, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10 am to 11 am. Learn how to age well & maintain your health, connect with other seniors of color, share your stories, ideas, and knowledge, grow relationships across cultures and generations, celebrate senior diversity & more.

Please RSVP by calling
206.932.4044 x1

Leave your contact information for
Bettie Williams-Watson, group facilitator.

CANCELED – West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The West Seattle Lions Club meets every Thursday at 12:00 pm at the West Seattle Senior Center 2nd Floor ( 4217 S.W. Oregon Street). Call Harvey Rowe at 206-762-1221 for reservations by Tuesday nights because we serve a good lunch for $7.00 on Thursdays!

Open Houses for new YMCA half-day preschool location @ Hallows Church
Oct 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

West Seattle YMCA Half Day Preschool at Hallows Church

YMCA Half Day Preschool at Hallows Church

Join us for an open house in our new location at Hallows Church. Tour classrooms, meet teachers, learn about our curriculum and get to know to know other parents.

Thursday, October 3, 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Tuesday, October 8, 1:30 – 2:30 pm

3420 SW Cloverdale St

Learn more about the preschool here.

LibraryLab: Amusement Park Science @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

At the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch Library:

Join us and design your own amusement park attractions. Drive a bumper car with Dash robots, engineer a roller coaster, and design a paper merry-go-round! For kids ages 4 – 10

LibraryLab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges and let us show you how to do and create amazing things using digital technology.

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

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

HAPPENING – West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Family Connectors University @ Neighborhood House High Point Family Center
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Beginning October 3–10 weeks of classes to learn how to navigate the school system, how to create a higher education culture at home, and how to
support a child’s academic success. College credit available.

The High Point Family Resource Center provides professional resources and community-driven programs to families in West Seattle, all centered on cultural enrichment, personal growth, and other skill-building opportunities. All programs and events are free, and everyone is welcome to join!

To learn more about the center, stop in for a visit or call 206-588-4900 ext. 3010.

Seattle Country Day School info sessions in West Seattle @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for an information session about our unique school setting for gifted students. West Seattle transportation options available for the 2020-21 school year! RSVP required. Contact admissions@seattlecountryday.org or 206-691-2625 for more info.

West Seattle Library – 2306 42nd Avenue SW, Seattle 98116

· September 26, 6-7pm

· October 3rd, 6-7pm

· November 5th, 6-7pm

Things to know:

· Our students hail from 43 zip codes in Seattle

· Centralized transportation options are available, and can be subsidized up to 100% by SCDS

· Tuition, full IQ testing, co-curricular activities, and school trips can be covered up to 100% for families who qualify

Punk Rock Aerobics @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

New class Thursday nights!

Kick out the jams! New location, new night, new friends!

Fitness Misfits join us for a unique 60-minute workout: adaptable cardio, strength and flexibility, plus a healthy dose of courage and laughs.

All kinds of people, all kinds of music, all kinds of fun. Suitable for all bodies, mature kiddos.
$12 / sliding scale / all budgets.
Drop in cash/card

‘Sunset Baby’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Sunset Baby

By Dominique Morisseau
OBIE and Steinberg Playwright Award-winning playwright
Seattle premiere

When the tough, independent Nina is visited by her father, a former revolutionary in the Black liberation movement, she can’t tell what he’s after–a fix to their broken relationship, or the cache of letters that ties their fates together. As father and daughter circle one another, old wounds are revealed, generational differences exposed, and blazing truths laid bare. Morisseau’s smart, entertaining and moving story about family, survival and the nature of liberation is “not only dynamic, it’s dynamite” (The New York Times).

Sep 26 – Oct 20, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“…smart, entertaining and moving…while asking penetrating questions about the nature of liberation. Is it possible to be a good revolutionary and a good parent? Why are the gains made by one generation so often casually thrown away by the next? And what are the things we do for love?” – The Guardian

Get Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Oct
4
Fri
Avalon Glassworks Art Glass Pumpkin Patch
Oct 4 all-day

At Avalon Glassworks: Hundreds of glass pumpkins will be for sale at our annual patch. Most are $30-$95 each, in all colors and many sizes. Traditional orange to purple, you’ll find all colors and styles. Curly stems, straight stems, tiny pumpkins, large pumpkins, many have accents of gold on the ribs.

Open 10 am-6 pm weekdays and 10 am-5 pm weekends.

https://www.avalonglassworks.com/our-products/the-art-glass-pumpkin-patch-2019/

CANCELED TFN – Weekly Bingo @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

*Canceled TFN because of Public Health recommendations*

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Bingo at the Senior Center! Fridays from 11 am to 2:30 pm. Check-in at 10:45 am. (Come at 10:30 am if it’s your first time.) $6 buy-in. Break for lunch. Must be 18+ to play.

West Seattle Fall Fashion Show @ Lika Love, Carmilia's, Virago Gallery
Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From the RSVP page:

West Seattle shops Lika Love, Carmilia’s and Virago have partnered together for fall fashion, fun, cocktails and a great cause!

1st Annual West Seattle Fall Fashion Show: Serving raffle prizes, cocktails, and fall looks the first friday of October!

SAVE THE DATE – Who’s ready for fall fashion aka cozy sweaters, chunky layers, and ankle booties??

This fall we are teaming up with @shopcarmilias @viragogallery & @westsidebabysea ⁣

Can you say party in West Seattle??💃🏻 ⁣

Here’s the details:⁣

*5 – 6:30 cocktail hours shop special deals at Lika Love, Virago and Carmilia’s ⁣

*6:30 – 7:30 grab a cocktail and your spot for the fashion show at Lika Love flagship, showcasing fall looks from all 3 shops! ⁣

*7:30-8:30 Cocktail hour & Raffle!! Don’t miss out on these amazing prizes all for a great cause! Raffle tickets ($5 each) proceeds will be donated to WestSide Baby!👶

All funds raised from raffle tickets will be donated to a local Seattle charity. We are so excited to announce our Fall Fashion Show’s official charity is WestSide Baby! WestSide Baby is a nonprofit organization that collects new and used items for children and babies and distributes them free of charge to King County families in need. In 2017, they served 46,000 children!

HPIC Corner Bar @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

CORNER BAR
Doors open 6 pm

As always, Corner Bar welcomes everyone! Bring your families, bring your neighbors! Food and beverages are available. We hope to spend another magical evening with you all! Free entry – all ages

Blessing of the Animals @ Resting Waters Aquamation
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Resting Waters, along with celebrant Danna Schmidt of Waypoint Ceremonies, invites you to our Blessing Of The Animals. Taking inspiration from St. Francis of Assisi, we ask you to bring a photo or a totem that represents your beloved companion for our altar.

“May we see the miracles of life and love in all the animals with which we share our lives:
in the cold nose of a dog,
in the warmth of a cat on your lap,
in the wondrous otherness of the hamster and the songbird,
in the graceful beauty of the goldfish.
Bless them all as they bless us.”

This event is for all animals that occupy our hearts and homes, living or past.

We hope you will join us for a blessed evening.


This event is part of Deathsploration month in western Washington.
We’re all gonna die, let’s talk about it, a little.

Deathsploration is a month-long effort to increase conversation about death and dying in Washington. Beginning on October 1 and running through November 2, community organizations and businesses in western Washington will work in partnership to create opportunities for engagement through education, art, dance, movement, death cafés, community outreach, workshops, and more.

In the United States, the topic of death and dying is not commonly paired with living. Deathsploration is an opportunity to reestablish the normalcy of death, a subtle reminder that talking about and preparing for death will not cause one’s death. Similarly, not talking about death will not keep it away. It is our hope that the exploration of death–through all the senses and on our own terms–will help people on the way to a good death.

Nadine Waldmann performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nadine Waldmann performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

‘Sunset Baby’ @ ArtsWest Theater
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Sunset Baby

By Dominique Morisseau
OBIE and Steinberg Playwright Award-winning playwright
Seattle premiere

When the tough, independent Nina is visited by her father, a former revolutionary in the Black liberation movement, she can’t tell what he’s after–a fix to their broken relationship, or the cache of letters that ties their fates together. As father and daughter circle one another, old wounds are revealed, generational differences exposed, and blazing truths laid bare. Morisseau’s smart, entertaining and moving story about family, survival and the nature of liberation is “not only dynamic, it’s dynamite” (The New York Times).

Sep 26 – Oct 20, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

“…smart, entertaining and moving…while asking penetrating questions about the nature of liberation. Is it possible to be a good revolutionary and a good parent? Why are the gains made by one generation so often casually thrown away by the next? And what are the things we do for love?” – The Guardian

Get Tickets

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Oct
5
Sat
Avalon Glassworks Art Glass Pumpkin Patch
Oct 5 all-day

At Avalon Glassworks: Hundreds of glass pumpkins will be for sale at our annual patch. Most are $30-$95 each, in all colors and many sizes. Traditional orange to purple, you’ll find all colors and styles. Curly stems, straight stems, tiny pumpkins, large pumpkins, many have accents of gold on the ribs.

Open 10 am-6 pm weekdays and 10 am-5 pm weekends.

https://www.avalonglassworks.com/our-products/the-art-glass-pumpkin-patch-2019/

Classes: Tai Chi on the Beach 2019 @ Alki Beach Park
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Sixth Annual Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Classes Begin on April 20, 2019 and go until October,19, 2019
Every Single Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Meet Tai Chi Instructor Caylen Storm at the Statue of Liberty on the Alki Boardwalk. Each class is focused on one of the foundations of Dynamic health; Balance, Posture, Breathing and Experiencing the Life Force that animates all of us.

Classes are Free. But, Portraits of Presidents are welcome.

Further information; caylenstorm@gmail.com

First Saturday hikes in West Duwamish Greenbelt @ (see listing)
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am

Hiking season is beginning in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Hike with the West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails group (www.wdgtrails.com) on guided walks to find birds, bugs, mushrooms, native plants, geology, and history. Meet the first Saturday of each month at 10 am, usually at the trailhead at 14th Ave. SW and SW Holly Street, but starting places may vary; watch postings for individual hikes. We hike mostly on constructed and maintained gravel trails, suitable for family outings.

The West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest contiguous forest in Seattle, spreading over 550 acres in West Seattle from the tip of Pigeon Point to Westcrest Park. Urban forests are important community spaces that increase our city’s natural beauty, contribute to our health, and make the natural world accessible for everyone to enjoy.

Here’s the schedule for the 2019 season. All hikes start at 10:00 am.

April 6: Bird watching hike with Scott Markowitz, an international birder, member of the board of directors at Tahoma Audubon. Meet at the Puget Park trailhead at 4418 21st Ave. S.W.

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

June 1: “Walking Native Land” on National Trails Day with Ken Workman, a descendant of Chief Seattle and a member of the Duwamish Tribe. Ken will talk about his personal experience growing up in the greenbelt and his tribe’s use of the land and nearby Duwamish River.

The hike begins at 10 a.m. near the Chinese Garden at South Seattle College. We’ll walk down Puget Ridge to the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center and return. This hike is on unimproved trail with aspirations to be a connector between ridge and river, about two miles round-trip with 200 feet of elevation gain coming back. Wear good shoes or boots and be prepared for small obstacles like logs, brush, and walking near the edge of West Marginal Way.

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

August 3: Geology and land use history with Paul West and Craig Rankin

September 7: History of the greenbelt with Matt Groshong, Randy Nelson, and Craig Rankin

October 5: Mushrooms with Kim Traverse of the Puget Sound Myco Society

GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grace Church, 10323 28th Ave. SW, will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group starting Sept. 7, 2019, for those that have lost a loved by death. It will meet at the church 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You can start at any time. There is a onetime charge of $15. For the journal. Call Barb 206-932-7459 for more info.

Mushroom Walk @ 14th Ave. SW and SW Holly St. trailhead
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, October 5th
10 am – noon

Kim Traverse, past president of the Puget Sound Mycological Society, will guide us through our West Duwamish Greenbelt hunting and identifying mushrooms! October is an excellent time to find mushrooms growing wild in our West Seattle forests. All ages are welcome. Please wear sturdy footwear and be prepared for the elements.

We will meet at the 14th Avenue SW and SW Holly Street trailhead, which can be accessed from Metro route 125.

Sponsored by the West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails Group, www.wdgtrails.org

Paper Boat Booksellers grand-opening party
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

We’ve had a wonderful 2 1/2 weeks and now we are ready to make things official!

Please join us this Saturday October 5th from 10am-5pm as we celebrate with a grand opening party full of raffles, prizes, refreshments and more! We have some wonderful food in the works from the Crowfoot Cafe and of course books, books and more books!

Grand Opening Schedule:
10AM: Coffee from Youngstown Coffee Co and + Pastries
11AM: Family Story Time ( a kick-off to our regular Saturday morning reading time)
12-3PM: Small bites from The Crowfoot Cafe
3PM-5PM: Eric’s almost famous apple cider and cookies

Put your name in the basket to win one of three different Paper Boat Swag bags and come ready to mingle, enjoy and support your new neighborhood independent bookstore!

West Side Artists Studio Tour @ (see listing)
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The West Side Artists Annual Studio Tour showcases the artwork of 30+ artists at 8 welcoming stops in the West Seattle Area. This self-guided tour is free and open to the public. Each stop is at a working artists studio and will have three or more people showing in many media – From Ceramics to weaving, encaustic painting to forged jewelry, and from colored pencil to tin collage – We have it all! Explore these neighborhood, hidden gems, and make a day of discovering local talent.

The website has a map of the stops and further information on each
artist showing in the tour. https://www.westsideartists.org/
Instagram: @westsideartists

EVENT DATES/ TIMES:

Saturday, October 5th : 10 am-5 pm
Sunday, October 6th : 11 am-3 pm

Organizers:
Loren Lukens (potter), Diane Culhane (painter) and Deb Schwartzkopf (potter)

PARTICIPATING HOSTS STOPS & GUEST ARTISTS:

Stop #1: Brace Point Pottery/ Host – Loren Lukens
Guest Artists: Julie Simpson, Diane Culhane, Ken Turner, Katy LaReau

Stop #2: Gormally Studios/ Hosts – Malayka & Tom Gormally
Guest Artists: Theresa Batty, Karen Luke Fildes

Stop #3: Host- Kelly Lyles
Guest Artists: Bill Gravengood, Greg Delaney

Stop #4: Host – Jan Kousky
Guest Artists: Morgan Brig, Johanna Lindsay/ Penguina Designs

Stop #5: Orange Door Studios/ Host- Erika Bass
Guest Artists: Anne Anderson, Kristin Nelson, Barbara Leuty

Stop # 6: Rat City Studios/ Host – Deb Schwartzkopf
Guest Artists: Steffanie Lorig, Amanda Salov, Joe Wilkinson, Sunshine Cobb

Stop #7: Host – Stephanie Hargrave
Guest Artists: Dawn Endean, Jenny Fillius, Shaun Doll

Stop #8: Westwood Art Studio/ Host – Damian Grava
Guest Artists: Erica Gordon/ Steel Toe Studios, Gary Georger

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.

Family story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

It’s Family Story Time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Families are invited to bring their children to our special Saturday story time to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit Seattle’s Vietnamese Cultural Center.

Bike Club @ Ounces
Oct 5 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Bike Club
Every Saturday at 12:30 pm

Love Cycling & Beer? Join our cycle club! We’ll meet every Saturday at 12:30 for a 60-90 minute ride. Rides will be medium-level pace, suitable for all rider levels, with routes changing each week.