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.

Dec
31
Tue
Hair Product Sale @ VAIN
Dec 31 all-day

Hair product sale. All hair products 15% off OR buy 2 get one free.

WEST SEATTLE HOLIDAY GUIDE
Dec 31 all-day

Holiday info, all in one place – here’s our guide. (Something to add? Please let us know!)

Tim Turner Band on New Year’s Eve @ Poggie Tavern
Dec 31 2019 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 1 2020 @ 1:00 am

New Year’s Eve at Poggie Tavern with the Tim Turner Band. 21+.

Jan
1
Wed
Hair Product Sale @ VAIN
Jan 1 all-day

Hair product sale. All hair products 15% off OR buy 2 get one free.

WEST SEATTLE HOLIDAY GUIDE
Jan 1 all-day

Holiday info, all in one place – here’s our guide. (Something to add? Please let us know!)

West Seattle Polar Bear Swim 2020 at Alki
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Full announcement here.

Ping Pong Tournament at Admiral Pub
Jan 1 @ 7:00 pm

Wednesday Ping Pong tournament at Admiral Pub 7 pm

$70 cash prize for 1st place and bar tab for 2nd place

CANCELED – Wednesday Karaoke at Admiral Pub
Jan 1 @ 9:30 pm

Karaoke at Admiral Pub proudly welcomes good singers, bad singers, non-singers, musicians, dancers, wallflowers, high fivers, locals, transplants, singles, couples, tinder dates and a special appearance by anyone who just needs a drink

Jan
2
Thu
‘Little Women’ book discussion for young readers @ Paper Boat Booksellers
Jan 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

What? Little Women Book Discussion Club

When? Thursday January 2, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Where? Paper Boat Booksellers bookstore, 6040 California Ave SW Ste A, Seattle, WA 98136

For whom? People age 8 and up, readers of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

What will we do? We will engage in spirited and well-focused discussion of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. You will read the book before coming, and you will write down your favorite quotes to share during the discussion.

Who will lead it? Julia Douthwaite Viglione, PhD, professor emerita of French literature at the University of Notre Dame, currently teacher of “Write YOUR Story” workshops for kids ages 8-12

How much does it cost? $0.00 This unique event is free! In return, participants will read the book in advance and come prepared to contribute to a great discussion.

For more info, contact Paper Boat Booksellers at 206-743-8283 or INFO@PAPERBOATBOOKSELLERS.COM

CANCELED – West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jan 2 @ 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!

Log House Museum is open!
Jan 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

HAPPENING – West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 2 @ 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.

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.

Punk Rock Aerobics @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Jan 2 @ 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

Jan
3
Fri
CANCELED TFN – Weekly Bingo @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jan 3 @ 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.

Log House Museum is open!
Jan 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

HPIC Corner Bar @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Jan 3 @ 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

Pay-what-you-can yoga @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 3 @ 6:15 pm

Poseurs Yoga
Every Friday at 6:15 p.m.
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW

Details: Pay-what-you-can yoga at Youngstown! This is an hour-long, vinyasa-style class. Bring your own mat if you can—there’s a limited number of extras available. Our suggested donation is $10 to $25, but nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.

Siggie The Vintage Man – live show and CD release party @ Pacific Room Alki
Jan 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Siggie the Vintage Man performs live at Pacific Room Alki during his CD Release Party!

Reserved table $12 + service fee

Reserved Tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/siggie-the-vintage-man-album-release-show-at-pacific-room-alki-tickets-75232176465

You receive a free CD with all paid tickets at door or reserved.

www.siggiethevintageman.rocks www.siggiethevintageman.com

Friday Karaoke at Admiral Pub
Jan 3 @ 9:00 pm

Friday Karaoke at Admiral Pub 9 pm

Karaoke at Admiral Pub proudly welcomes good singers, bad singers, non-singers, musicians, dancers, wallflowers, high fivers, locals, transplants, singles, couples, tinder dates and a special appearance by anyone who just needs a drink

Jan
4
Sat
Get Fit West Seattle kickoff @ West Seattle Runner
Jan 4 @ 8:00 am

Jan 4th 8 am Get Fit West Seattle Kickoff

Join us for the kickoff 1 mile!! We will run 1 mile at 8 am! So this begins your training plan from couch to a half marathon in June. You can join one of our info nights in December to learn more. You will be given a training plan from January until June. We will have group runs each Wednesday night at 6:15 pm and Saturday morning at 8 am. This is a general program for beginners to get introduced to the sport. We will have a Run 101 Clinic and Injury Prevention Clinic early in the training season. You will be preparing for a June marathon and you can choose:
June 6th:
Lake Wilderness Half Marathon: https://www.active.com/maple-valley-wa/running/distance-running-races/lake-wilderness-run-2020 OR:
June 7th:
The RocknRoll Seattle https://www.runrocknroll.com/en/Events/Seattle/The-Races/Half-Marathon OR
North Olympic Discovery Marathon: https://runsignup.com/Race/WA/PortAngeles/nodm?remMeAttempt=

West Seattle Linux Users Group @ Fauntleroy YMCA
Jan 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

West Seattle LUG (WSeaLUG) Meeting @ Fauntleroy YMCA

Join the West Seattle LUG (Linux User Group) for our bi-weekly meetup.

We’re a welcoming community of folks who gather to talk about Linux and Linux-related tech in West Seattle. At each meeting we plan to have a 30-minute demonstration of something GNU/Linux related.

For more information visit: gettogether.community/wsealug/

Greater Seattle Racing Pigeon Club show @ White Center Eagles Aerie
Jan 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Jan 4 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 4 @ 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.

Log House Museum is open!
Jan 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jan 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Bike Club @ Ounces
Jan 4 @ 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.

West Seattle Meaningful Movies @ Highpoint Neighborhood House
Jan 4 @ 6:30 pm

West Seattle Meaningful Movies presents three videos on the climate emergency:

  • Al Gore on climate change—the facts and hope
  • Thinking about and discussing the climate emergency
  • A shining example of a carbon-negative country

These three short videos highlight (1) the detrimental effects of climate change and some inspiring positive trends (as described by Al Gore); (2) how we think about, discuss, and act on the climate emergency; and (3) a carbon-negative country with a unique and positive mindset–one that guides them in many aspects of their daily life, including their handling of the climate emergency.

This even runs approximately 50 minutes.

6:30–doors open for refreshments.

7:00–movie screening begins and is followed by optional facilitated discussion.

This event is free of charge, but donations are gratefully received.

(Highpoint Neighborhood House is accessible from the 21 and 128 bus routes.)

The Puget Sound Medicine Show performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Puget Sound Medicine Show performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). More from C & P:

The Puget Sound Medicine Show is a trio bringing a mix of blues, folksy tunes, and rock and roll to life on guitar, ukulele, bass uke, mandolin, harmonica, and other instruments. Their set features original tunes, well-known favorites, and a few obscure gems.

Jan
5
Sun
West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee: Sundays @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Jan 5 @ 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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Also follow West Seattle Ultimate Frisbee Family via:

Facebook:
WSUFF

Instagram:
WestSeattleUltimate

Twitter:
@WSUFF1

Tumbler:
WSUFF

wsuffspirit@gmail.com

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 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.

CANCELED – Run Club @ Ounces
Jan 5 @ 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!

Log House Museum is open!
Jan 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Camp Second Chance Community Advisory Committee @ Arrowhead Gardens
Jan 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Community Advisory Committee for Camp Second Chance will meet first Sundays at Arrowhead Gardens’ Welcome Center. The meetings are open to the public.

The purpose of this committee is to ensure good communication between the camp and the surrounding neighborhoods, so we can all work together for a safe and equitable neighborhood. Our goals at Camp Second Chance are: to be a safe and ethical community for people suffering from homelessness, to be good neighbors to both housed and unhoused people in our neighborhood, and to move participants up and out of homelessness as quickly as possible.

CANCELED – Jeff Ferguson’s Triangular Jazztet at The Alley
Jan 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Catch the Triangular Jazztet Sundays at The Alley.

Jan
6
Mon
CANCELED – Free Tax Help @ Delridge Library
Jan 6 @ 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

West Seattle Quilters @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle: Regular meetings include special projects such as Block of the Month, Mystery Quilts, or Group Charity Projects. There is always Show & Tell and members share advice on members’ projects.

Dates: First and Third Mondays
Time: 7:00 pm at the Senior Center

Jan
7
Tue
Coffee Time with Veterans @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jan 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

FREE Coffee with Vets with Jon Gerhardt – a former Navy Pilot has pays for the coffee hour for ALL VETS who attend the monthly gathering.

First Tuesdays, 11 am–12 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle.

HAPPENING – West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 7 @ 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.

Linoleum Reduction Printing Classes begin @ The Orange Door Studio
Jan 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Linoleum Reduction Printing Classes: Tuesdays Jan 7 – Jan 28, 6:30-8:30 pm, ($135 all supplies included)

GO TO: theorangedoorstudio.com for more details!

Trivia at Admiral Pub
Jan 7 @ 8:30 pm

Every Tuesday 8:30 pm
Trivia at Admiral Pub with Devon

Join Devon every Tuesday as he leads you thru 4 sassy rounds of trivia that go anywhere from current events, music, multimedia, and pop culture. West Seattle’s sassiest trivia night.

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.

CANCELED – West Seattle Runner Wednesday Group Run
Jan 8 @ 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.

Fighting Hate in Washington @ 34th District Democrats @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Jan 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Our January meeting (1/8) will be held at The Hall at Fauntleroy in West Seattle. We start at 6:30 with a potluck and social 30 minutes. The short business meeting will begin at 7 and the program will start shortly thereafter.

Join Nina Martinez from the Latino Civic Alliance and Attorney General Ferguson’s Hate Crimes Working Group, and Kendal Kosai of the Anti-Defamation League of the Pacific Northwest, for a panel discussion on the prevalence of hate crimes in Washington State.

Our website also includes the information: http://www.34dems.org/event/january-monthly-meeting-fighting-hate-in-washington/

Ping Pong Tournament at Admiral Pub
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm

Wednesday Ping Pong tournament at Admiral Pub 7 pm

$70 cash prize for 1st place and bar tab for 2nd place

CANCELED – Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Jan 8 @ 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.

CANCELED – Wednesday Karaoke at Admiral Pub
Jan 8 @ 9:30 pm

Karaoke at Admiral Pub proudly welcomes good singers, bad singers, non-singers, musicians, dancers, wallflowers, high fivers, locals, transplants, singles, couples, tinder dates and a special appearance by anyone who just needs a drink

Jan
9
Thu
CANCELED – West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jan 9 @ 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!

Log House Museum is open!
Jan 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

HAPPENING – West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 9 @ 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.

West Seattle Art Walk
Jan 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Second Thursdays, it’s time for the West Seattle Art Walk; follow that link to see venue/artist highlights – and to get the walking map/venue list!

The West Seattle art walk is a monthly art event that is held the second Thursday of each month 5 pm to 9 pm year-round. The art walk is hosted by the local West Seattle merchants who feature a wide range of art and showcase our vibrant artist community.

WS Chamber of Commerce ‘After Hours’ event @ Westwood Village
Jan 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

West Seattle Chamber of Commerce After Hours” happens on January 9, 2020 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Hosted by Verity Credit Union.

Let’s make a CONNECTION. Come one, come all to the FIRST After Hours of 2020 hosted by Verity Credit Union in the Alaska Junction. It’s a fun time to meet your peers, reconnect with the community, and have an all around great time.

See you there!

WSCC Members: Ticket included in membership, no additional charge
General Admission: $10 per person
Email: info@wschamber.com
To Register or for more information visit www.wschamber.com/events

Aviation Programs Open House @ South Seattle College, Aviation Maintenance Building
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

South Seattle College’s Aeronautical Technology department, including the Aviation Maintenance Technology degree program, will be holding an open house from 6-6:30 p.m. in the Aviation Maintenance Building. Meet with Aeronautical Technology department staff and faculty, learn more about the application process, and discover funding resources for college!

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

Words, Writers & Southwest Stories: R.O.O.R.D: To War in a Rubber Duck @ Southwest Library
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm

At the Southwest Branch library, Local Authors Present R.O.O.R.D: TO WAR IN A RUBBER DUCK, a Novel of World War II.

According to the novel’s fictional premise, Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt created a covert unit to aid in the British prosecution of the war in 1939. The unit was a R.O.O.R.D. unit, the acronym standing for “ Reconnoitering, Observation, Opposition Resources, Destruction.” It was funded by America and staffed by Americans recruited to serve under Churchill’s direction. The Americans soon redefined the ROORD. acronym to stand for The Royal Order of Rubber Ducks. They named their seven B-25 Mitchell aircraft accordingly — for example, Rubber Ducky, Duck Butt, Duck and Cover, etc. Only two of the planes survived the war.

This free event by ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society is co-sponsored by the Seattle Public Library and will take place Thursday, January 9th at 6 PM at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library, 9010 35th Ave. SW in West Seattle.

The three authors: writer Rodger Pettihord, taught English to members of the military overseas and was a Presbyterian pastor; Jim Rubin, a retired Army warrant officer and military historian; and David Ward, a retired military and airline pilot worked together on the stories that wound up as this book. Rubin provided technical research and Ward oversaw flight authenticity. The three men are good friends and say their book was written for anyone who enjoys a good story but the story has also become a labor of love as they wrote about the WWII generation. All three men had family in that conflict, and all have friends from that generation of the military. The authors wanted to end up thinking of these stories as a good read and a tribute to those who were there.

Covering the years 1939-1946, the novel engages the major events of the European Theater of World War II. In that sense, it is the story of the war itself. Readers will finish the novel with a heightened picture of the war’s arc but the novel also engages the realities of service in that war. If the major events of the war form the skeleton of the novel, the individual stories provide its heart and soul.

The novel does not paint the European Theater in simple black and white colors — Nazi brutality and barbarism are confronted with no assuagement, but German bravery and honor are also acknowledged. While the novel joins history in condemning all things Nazi, it also joins in the postwar desire to recognize those Germans who refused to wear lock-stepped jack-boots and instead tried their best to remain human.

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ presentations are scheduled for the Second Thursday of each month at 6 PM at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Next month on January 9th, David Ward will present ROORD: To War in a Rubber Duck, one of a series of WWII historical fiction novels.

For videos on these and other speakers’ presentations, check out “Events” at www.loghousemuseum.org. This newly re-named series is open to hosting any speaker addressing historical issues relating to the Puget Sound/Duwamish Peninsula and/or the general public. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ by phone at 206-290-8315 or e-mailing Dora-Faye@comcast.net .

For more information, call 206-386-4636 or Ask Us. For ADA accommodations, please contact: leap@spl.org.

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.

Stone House briefing at Parks Board @ Parks HQ
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Meeting includes briefing on “Alki concept” for moving the 1123 Harbor SW “stone house” onto Parks property.

Punk Rock Aerobics @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Jan 9 @ 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

Jan
10
Fri
CANCELED TFN – Weekly Bingo @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jan 10 @ 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.

Log House Museum is open!
Jan 10 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Pay-what-you-can yoga @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 10 @ 6:15 pm

Poseurs Yoga
Every Friday at 6:15 p.m.
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW

Details: Pay-what-you-can yoga at Youngstown! This is an hour-long, vinyasa-style class. Bring your own mat if you can—there’s a limited number of extras available. Our suggested donation is $10 to $25, but nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.

CANCELED – Art Lounge @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Art Lounge – doors open at 7 pm. 21+.

Bring your art/craft to the Lounge where you can relax, connect with like-minded neighbors and set your imagination free. Let creativity and spirits flow freely @ HPIC.

(Check the HPIC website for optional art-class offering.)

Evening low tide beach walk at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Jan 10 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:

Explore Constellation Park/Richey Viewpoint beach in West Seattle during two winter nighttime low tides with Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists and discover what creatures we see at this time of year. This is a free, family-friendly, drop-in program—no registration necessary! Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

• Friday, January 10, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.73 @ 10:40pm)
• Saturday, February 8, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.45 @ 10:22pm)

Location:
Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach
Directions:
1. Take Spokane St. exit off I–5 to West Seattle
2. Take Admiral Way exit off West Seattle Bridge
3. Stay on Admiral through West Seattle to 63rd Ave SW
4. Turn left at 63rd to Beach Drive SW
5. Park on Beach Drive SW
6. Meet the Naturalists at the canopy at 63rd Ave SW and Beach Dr. SW

Friday Karaoke at Admiral Pub
Jan 10 @ 9:00 pm

Friday Karaoke at Admiral Pub 9 pm

Karaoke at Admiral Pub proudly welcomes good singers, bad singers, non-singers, musicians, dancers, wallflowers, high fivers, locals, transplants, singles, couples, tinder dates and a special appearance by anyone who just needs a drink

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11
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Be Pilates’ new home: Open house
Jan 11 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Public open house 8 am to 1 pm – see Be Pilates’ new home and learn about its unique operational philosophy.

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

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.]

CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 11 @ 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.

Au Lac Vovinam Open House @ West Seattle VFW
Jan 11 @ 12:00 pm
Log House Museum is open!
Jan 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jan 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Bike Club @ Ounces
Jan 11 @ 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.

Danny and Carla Coleman perform @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Danny and Carla Coleman perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). All ages, no cover. More from C & P:

Danny and Carla Coleman are musical veterans. The husband and wife team began playing together 35 years ago. Prior to that each had performed throughout the western U.S. in various bands and musical genres. Their collaborative musical style has been termed “ethereal Americana”—fusing elements of folk, jazz, rock, blues and classical music. The duo is joined by percussionist extraordinaire Alan Silverstein.

Stronger than Medicine Movie Screening @ Kenyon Hall
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm

Stronger than Medicine

A film by Tony Grob.
Produced by Seattle Center Foundation & Gigantic Planet.

Description: This is a story of leadership and community showing up for the common good. For a variety of reasons, many across our communities cannot access the healthcare they need. Responding to this call, over one-hundred civic agencies, non-profits, private businesses, healthcare organizations, and thousands of people came together for four days each year from 2014-2018. Working together, side-by-side, they did the important work of providing for the immediate healthcare needs of twenty thousand community members. The experience left everyone who participated transformed, connected, and with a restored belief in humanity and what can be accomplished when we all work together with respect for everyone.

The movie will be followed by a question and answer session with two Volunteers from the Clinic. They both served as part of last year’s Leadership team. This screening is made possible due to the generosity of Kenyon Hall.

***Kenyon Hall concession stand will be open for business—(including the notorious root beer float!)