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.

Feb
21
Fri
Elementary/K-8 School Tours, Open Houses @ West Seattle campuses of Seattle Public Schools @ dates, times vary
Feb 21 all-day

From the full list on the district website:

Alki Elementary
January 30, 2020, 6 p.m. Open House
January 13, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour
January 21, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour
January 22, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour
January 24, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour

Arbor Heights
January 22, 2020, 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. School Tour
February 26, 2020, 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. School Tour

Louisa Boren STEM K-8
January 16, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 23, 2020, 6 – 7 p.m. Open House (Elementary)
January 24, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 28, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 28, 2020, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
January 30, 2020, 6 – 7 p.m. Open House (Middle School)
January 31, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 31, 2020, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
February 7, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)

Concord International School
January 28, 2020, 10 – 11 a.m. Open House
January 30, 2020, 10 – 11 a.m. Open House
February 6, 2020, 5 – 5:30 p.m. Open House

Fairmount Park
January 22, 2020, 8:15 a.m. School Tour
January 27, 2020, 8:15 a.m. School Tour
February 6, 2020, 8:15 a.m. School Tour

Gatewood Elementary
January 13, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour
January 22, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour
January 28, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour
February 3, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour

Genesee Hill School
January 22, 2020, 9 a.m. School Tour
February 6, 2020, 9 a.m. School Tour

Highland Park
February 4, 2020, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. School Tour

Lafayette Elementary
January 17, 2020, 8 a.m. Open House
May 15, 2020, 1 p.m. Open House

Pathfinder K-8 School
January 30, 2020, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Open House (K-5th Grade)
January 22, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (K-5th Grade)
January 24, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (K-5th Grade)
January 27, 2020, 9 – 10 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
January 28, 2020, 9 – 10 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
January 30, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (K-5th Grade)
February 3, 2020, 9 – 10 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
February 4, 2020, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Open House (Middle School)

Roxhill Elementary
January 17, 2020, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. School Tour

Sanislo Elementary
January 15, 2020, 6 – 7 p.m. School Tour
January 16, 2020, 10 – 11 a.m. School Tour

West Seattle Elementary
January 30, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour
February 27, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour
March 26, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour
April 30, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour

The district list from which we got these only covers elementaries and K-8’s, so we are listing others separately – any listings in any category always appreciated at westseattleblog@gmail.com !

Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Feb 21 all-day

Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines

Art Exhibition at Vashon Center for the Arts (Vashon, WA) February 7 – 29, 2020
Meet the Artist & Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 2020 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Pope’s art explores matters of systemic inequities. This show is an abstract art exhibition that examines the historical and contemporary realities of redlining (refusing to loan money to people in areas with populations of color), displacement and American slavery trade. He also shows art inspired and in homage to his ancestors in Africa. With a minimalist style, Pope combines three dimensional art with basic visual elements such as lines, shapes, and color to explore redlining history.

With an international influence, a socially conscious mentality, a firm view for cultural equity and a dash of forwardness, Warren Pope has crafted an established visual art career inside and outside of the Pacific Northwest. Born in Munich, Germany of a Czech Mother and an African American Father, Warren and his two brothers were often ridiculed and beloved by their communities for their art and outward connection to social equality and justice. Like many military children, Warren was exposed to cultural difference, social customs and awkward experiences of acceptances and domestic indifference. Popes father, John Pope, served in the military and for a time was stationed at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington.

Popes artistic interest was first influenced by his Mother Ann Pope, when she fashioned his fascination for art while his father’s family and cultural heritage educated him on his American and African ancestry. Traveling between Harlem New York, North Carolina, Tacoma Washington, Kansas and Germany, Pope was able to absorb the vast difference between his social and ethnic experiences.

Instead of bedtime stories, Popes mother would draw illustrations with wild imaginative plots that began the foundation of his creative conceptual and artistic thinking. For Pope, this formed a formidable ability to compose his art into direct visual narratives utilizing a minimalist style of directness for various complex cultural commentaries.

Warren Pope is an alum of the Univ. of Puget Sound, and has lived in Seattle for over 30 years. His career has involved twenty years of graphic art dealership associated with the Mack Gallery and environmental design landscaping. His personal art has been privileged to be shown and supported by two major galleries in the Pacific Northwest, one being the American Art Company and the other being Gallery Mack. His show “Blood Lines, Time Lines, Red Lines” opened at the Northwest African American Museum to rave reviews, and extended an extra month due to popular demand.

Gallery Hours : Tuesday – Friday: 11-5 pm, Saturday 12-4 pm (Closed Sunday/Monday)

Feb
22
Sat
Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Feb 22 all-day

Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines

Art Exhibition at Vashon Center for the Arts (Vashon, WA) February 7 – 29, 2020
Meet the Artist & Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 2020 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Pope’s art explores matters of systemic inequities. This show is an abstract art exhibition that examines the historical and contemporary realities of redlining (refusing to loan money to people in areas with populations of color), displacement and American slavery trade. He also shows art inspired and in homage to his ancestors in Africa. With a minimalist style, Pope combines three dimensional art with basic visual elements such as lines, shapes, and color to explore redlining history.

With an international influence, a socially conscious mentality, a firm view for cultural equity and a dash of forwardness, Warren Pope has crafted an established visual art career inside and outside of the Pacific Northwest. Born in Munich, Germany of a Czech Mother and an African American Father, Warren and his two brothers were often ridiculed and beloved by their communities for their art and outward connection to social equality and justice. Like many military children, Warren was exposed to cultural difference, social customs and awkward experiences of acceptances and domestic indifference. Popes father, John Pope, served in the military and for a time was stationed at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington.

Popes artistic interest was first influenced by his Mother Ann Pope, when she fashioned his fascination for art while his father’s family and cultural heritage educated him on his American and African ancestry. Traveling between Harlem New York, North Carolina, Tacoma Washington, Kansas and Germany, Pope was able to absorb the vast difference between his social and ethnic experiences.

Instead of bedtime stories, Popes mother would draw illustrations with wild imaginative plots that began the foundation of his creative conceptual and artistic thinking. For Pope, this formed a formidable ability to compose his art into direct visual narratives utilizing a minimalist style of directness for various complex cultural commentaries.

Warren Pope is an alum of the Univ. of Puget Sound, and has lived in Seattle for over 30 years. His career has involved twenty years of graphic art dealership associated with the Mack Gallery and environmental design landscaping. His personal art has been privileged to be shown and supported by two major galleries in the Pacific Northwest, one being the American Art Company and the other being Gallery Mack. His show “Blood Lines, Time Lines, Red Lines” opened at the Northwest African American Museum to rave reviews, and extended an extra month due to popular demand.

Gallery Hours : Tuesday – Friday: 11-5 pm, Saturday 12-4 pm (Closed Sunday/Monday)

2020 Special Olympics Polar Plunge at Alki
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

All-day fundraiser for Special Olympics of Washington.
Register here.
Donate here.
Schedule:

8:00 am: Registration open

9:00 am: Vendor booths open

10:00 am: DJs on main stage

11:00 am: Beer festival and food trucks open

12:10 pm: Awards and Costume Contest begin

1:00 pm: PLUNGE!

4:00 pm: Last call for beer

4:30 pm: Beer and food festival closes

Saturday group run with West Seattle Runner
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am

Weekly free group run. Meet at the shop at 8 am.

Saturday West Seattle Ultimate Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 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

CANCELED – Free Tax Help @ Southwest Library
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

*ALL LIBRARY EVENTS CANCELED TFN*

At the Southwest 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 will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns.

This service is free and available to individuals by appointment at this location. 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.

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.

Contact info: 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.

CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Feb 22 @ 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!
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Whisker City bowling fundraiser @ West Seatte Bowl
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Whisker City Feline Rescue bowling fundraiser @ West Seattle Bowl = $200/team for up to 5 people.

Silent auction too!

To register, email donellem@hotmail.com

Bike Club @ Ounces
Feb 22 @ 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.

Healthy Families, Healthy Communities @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Who- Trent Herbert – Theologian and National Speaker

Why- Because Healthy families mean Healthy Communities

What- Healthy Families, Healthy Communities

Join us for our February discussion on the history of the family.
Trent Herbert will present his latest research on the history of the family.
Today, we live in a world in desperate need of community. A healthy community can afford opportunities and success for its inhabitants. We can establish a new pattern and break down limitations. No longer leaving our families to chance. We can ignore what we are doing wrong or we can motivate a new generation with the character, the values and the integrity to access a brighter future. We can tackle the hard questions. Why is the modern individual struggling to develop noble characteristics? Why are we losing our children? How can we motivate our children in a pessimistic world? Let’s explore some of the challenges and struggles of the past and pioneer a healthy future together. Healthy families mean healthy communities. How can you contribute?

When: Saturday 22, 2020
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Where: West Seattle Public Library
2306 42nd Ave. S.W. Seattle, WA 98116
206-684-7444
In the Large Conference Room located downstairs

Tin Dog Brewing Anniversary @ Tin Dog Brewing
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tin Dog Brewing is adding blendery to their identity. After all, we have quietly been a blendery since 2016.

We are not just one of 85 breweries in Seattle, we are 1 of 1 blendery as well.

We are not changing our name but making public our focus on blending. This serves two purposes: one is to educate the public on what a blendery is, and the other is to stand out as unique in a crowded field of breweries.

Come find out what our blendery side is all about during our 6th Anniversary. We will have tours of the blendery side of things, including our coolship!

We’ll also have:

  • Charcuterie by Salt Blade Meats
  • Sheep Cheese by Glendale Shepherd
  • Traditional Jazz Trio Tres Steve’s
  • Special Blended Sour Beer Release
  • Flights of Blended Sours Past and Present

Hope you can make it to our new identity party!

Game Night with The Missing Piece @ Paper Boat Booksellers
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Game Night with The Missing Piece
Saturday 2/22 4 pm-7 pm

Join us for a fun night of gaming with The Missing Piece! Alex and Lauren, owners of The Missing Piece will be here to show us what their new game place will have to offer by demoing a few games as well as offering games and books at 10% off. Some examples of games you get play: Mice and Mystics, Unlock and The Three Little Pigs as well as general word games like Jabuka and Just One. This event is open to everyone and they will be here from 4 pm-7 pm

CANCELED – Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoops, cook, Flex-This, watch the latest movie releases, salon treatments, karaoke and much more… If you haven’t checked out Late Night lately, stop in and see what you’ve been missing!

Fridays/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight NOTE: May not be available on holiday weekends. Please call or visit the Community Center near you for a complete list of upcoming activities:

Southwest Teen Life Center (206) 684-7438
High Point Community Center (206) 684-7422
South Park Community Center (206) 684-7451

Late Night is a safe and supportive environment for teens ages 13-19. This recreation based program is held on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm – Midnight with a focus on Positive Teen interactions and engagement where all teens are welcomed. The Late Night program is aligned and supportive of the City’s Race and Social Equity framework, including education and employment readiness programs. Come to your local Late Night and explore more of what we have to offer! Photo ID required.

Seattle Parks & Recreation Citywide Teen Programs’ goal is to impact the life trajectories of teens, by providing opportunities for community involvement, building positive relationships, and learning experiences that build skills, while embracing stewardship to ensure confident leadership roles in society.

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

Feb
23
Sun
West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee: Sundays @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Feb 23 @ 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
________________________________
________________________________

Also follow West Seattle Ultimate Frisbee Family via:

Facebook:
WSUFF

Instagram:
WestSeattleUltimate

Twitter:
@WSUFF1

Tumbler:
WSUFF

wsuffspirit@gmail.com

CANCELED – Kindiependent kid-music concert series @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

3/8 SHOW CANCELED

The Not-Its 11/10
Recess Monkey 11/24
Johny Bregar 12/8
Brian Vogan & Gbs 12/29
Harmonica Pocket 1/12
The Not-Its 1/26
Recess Monkey 2/9
Eli Rosenblatt 2/23
Caspar Babypants 3/8

Series pass at ticket link

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Feb 23 @ 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
Feb 23 @ 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!
Feb 23 @ 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.

Women’s self-defense class @ Row House
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us at the West Seattle Row House for an empowering Women’s Self-Defense class taught by Al Semple!

Seating limited to 20 spaces. Sign up now!

Damsel in Defense

WHY SELF-DEFENSE?

Because violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. Sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking; the violence cuts across all boundaries of age, race, and culture.

Anyone can be targeted.

Our mission is to equip, empower, and educate women to protect themselves and their families across the country.

Since Damsel’s launch in 2011, the product line has expanded from stun guns and pepper spray to technology-enhanced selfdefense tools and a line of educational materials for parents and children.

Bring a pen and paper to class!

Your self-defense instructor Al Semple is a member of the American Women’s Self Defense Association.

The Mango Joe Trio performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Mango Joe Trio performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). More info from C & P:

The Mango Joe Trio plays original music with African, Latin, and Americana influences based in Mango Joe’s 23 years of living abroad. Originally from Black Diamond, WA, they have been performing from Seattle to Eugene since 2018.

Town Hall with State Sen. Joe Nguyen @ Elliott Bay Brewing
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

3 pm – 4:30 pm

Elliott Bay Brewing

255 SW 152nd St, Burien

Senator Nguyen will be discussing the work happening in Olympia and how it supports the 34th.

CANCELED – Jeff Ferguson’s Triangular Jazztet at The Alley
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Catch the Triangular Jazztet Sundays at The Alley.

Feb
24
Mon
Elementary/K-8 School Tours, Open Houses @ West Seattle campuses of Seattle Public Schools @ dates, times vary
Feb 24 all-day

From the full list on the district website:

Alki Elementary
January 30, 2020, 6 p.m. Open House
January 13, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour
January 21, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour
January 22, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour
January 24, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour

Arbor Heights
January 22, 2020, 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. School Tour
February 26, 2020, 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. School Tour

Louisa Boren STEM K-8
January 16, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 23, 2020, 6 – 7 p.m. Open House (Elementary)
January 24, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 28, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 28, 2020, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
January 30, 2020, 6 – 7 p.m. Open House (Middle School)
January 31, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 31, 2020, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
February 7, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)

Concord International School
January 28, 2020, 10 – 11 a.m. Open House
January 30, 2020, 10 – 11 a.m. Open House
February 6, 2020, 5 – 5:30 p.m. Open House

Fairmount Park
January 22, 2020, 8:15 a.m. School Tour
January 27, 2020, 8:15 a.m. School Tour
February 6, 2020, 8:15 a.m. School Tour

Gatewood Elementary
January 13, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour
January 22, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour
January 28, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour
February 3, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour

Genesee Hill School
January 22, 2020, 9 a.m. School Tour
February 6, 2020, 9 a.m. School Tour

Highland Park
February 4, 2020, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. School Tour

Lafayette Elementary
January 17, 2020, 8 a.m. Open House
May 15, 2020, 1 p.m. Open House

Pathfinder K-8 School
January 30, 2020, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Open House (K-5th Grade)
January 22, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (K-5th Grade)
January 24, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (K-5th Grade)
January 27, 2020, 9 – 10 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
January 28, 2020, 9 – 10 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
January 30, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (K-5th Grade)
February 3, 2020, 9 – 10 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
February 4, 2020, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Open House (Middle School)

Roxhill Elementary
January 17, 2020, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. School Tour

Sanislo Elementary
January 15, 2020, 6 – 7 p.m. School Tour
January 16, 2020, 10 – 11 a.m. School Tour

West Seattle Elementary
January 30, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour
February 27, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour
March 26, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour
April 30, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour

The district list from which we got these only covers elementaries and K-8’s, so we are listing others separately – any listings in any category always appreciated at westseattleblog@gmail.com !

La Leche League: Breastfeeding Support Group @ Neighborhood House High Point
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

La Leche League: Breastfeeding Support Group

Ongoing

4th Monday of the month

10 am-12 pm

Location: 6400 Sylvan Way SW

Phone Number: 206-588-4900

Please join our La Leche League meetings on the 4th Monday of every month from 10 am-12 pm. La Leche League is a breastfeeding support group for new parents. Children and partners are welcome.

*all programs offered through the Family Resource Center at Neighborhood House High Point are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend.

Campus Tour at South Seattle College @ South Seattle College
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Get to know the people, programs, and services available at South Seattle College!

Tours include visits to departments and classrooms, including our Academic Programs, Professional/Technical Programs, Enrollment Services, Student Life, Diversity and Retention, and Campus Resources. Enjoy a leisurely walk around our beautifully-landscaped campus and learn what makes South Seattle College a great place to fulfill your educational and career goals.

Sign-up online at South Seattle College–New Student Services: Tours. For questions, please call South’s Information Desk at (206) 934-6684 or email us.

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

CANCELED – Free Tax Help @ Delridge Library
Feb 24 @ 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

CANCELED – Homework help @ High Point Library
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Homework Help volunteers will be at the High Point Library to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays.

These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers.

Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised.

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.

Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian

Free Community Pranic Healing Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come join us at our Free Community Pranic Healing group! We offer free energy healing as a service to the community, using MCKS Pranic Healing. We will start with the guided Meditation on Twin Hearts, and then pair visitors with a Pranic Healer for a free healing session! All are welcome; bring a friend. Note: We can heal children, but arrive about 30 minutes late after the meditation is complete.

Contact: meghan@bodyspirithealth.com; 503-277-8391.
Check out www.pranichealing.com for more information or www.meetup.com/pranichealingseattle

Location: West Seattle Senior Center, Nucor Room
Time: 4th Monday of each month, 6:30-8:30

Feb
25
Tue
Elementary/K-8 School Tours, Open Houses @ West Seattle campuses of Seattle Public Schools @ dates, times vary
Feb 25 all-day

From the full list on the district website:

Alki Elementary
January 30, 2020, 6 p.m. Open House
January 13, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour
January 21, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour
January 22, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour
January 24, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour

Arbor Heights
January 22, 2020, 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. School Tour
February 26, 2020, 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. School Tour

Louisa Boren STEM K-8
January 16, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 23, 2020, 6 – 7 p.m. Open House (Elementary)
January 24, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 28, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 28, 2020, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
January 30, 2020, 6 – 7 p.m. Open House (Middle School)
January 31, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 31, 2020, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
February 7, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)

Concord International School
January 28, 2020, 10 – 11 a.m. Open House
January 30, 2020, 10 – 11 a.m. Open House
February 6, 2020, 5 – 5:30 p.m. Open House

Fairmount Park
January 22, 2020, 8:15 a.m. School Tour
January 27, 2020, 8:15 a.m. School Tour
February 6, 2020, 8:15 a.m. School Tour

Gatewood Elementary
January 13, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour
January 22, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour
January 28, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour
February 3, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour

Genesee Hill School
January 22, 2020, 9 a.m. School Tour
February 6, 2020, 9 a.m. School Tour

Highland Park
February 4, 2020, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. School Tour

Lafayette Elementary
January 17, 2020, 8 a.m. Open House
May 15, 2020, 1 p.m. Open House

Pathfinder K-8 School
January 30, 2020, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Open House (K-5th Grade)
January 22, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (K-5th Grade)
January 24, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (K-5th Grade)
January 27, 2020, 9 – 10 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
January 28, 2020, 9 – 10 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
January 30, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (K-5th Grade)
February 3, 2020, 9 – 10 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
February 4, 2020, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Open House (Middle School)

Roxhill Elementary
January 17, 2020, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. School Tour

Sanislo Elementary
January 15, 2020, 6 – 7 p.m. School Tour
January 16, 2020, 10 – 11 a.m. School Tour

West Seattle Elementary
January 30, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour
February 27, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour
March 26, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour
April 30, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour

The district list from which we got these only covers elementaries and K-8’s, so we are listing others separately – any listings in any category always appreciated at westseattleblog@gmail.com !

Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Feb 25 all-day

Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines

Art Exhibition at Vashon Center for the Arts (Vashon, WA) February 7 – 29, 2020
Meet the Artist & Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 2020 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Pope’s art explores matters of systemic inequities. This show is an abstract art exhibition that examines the historical and contemporary realities of redlining (refusing to loan money to people in areas with populations of color), displacement and American slavery trade. He also shows art inspired and in homage to his ancestors in Africa. With a minimalist style, Pope combines three dimensional art with basic visual elements such as lines, shapes, and color to explore redlining history.

With an international influence, a socially conscious mentality, a firm view for cultural equity and a dash of forwardness, Warren Pope has crafted an established visual art career inside and outside of the Pacific Northwest. Born in Munich, Germany of a Czech Mother and an African American Father, Warren and his two brothers were often ridiculed and beloved by their communities for their art and outward connection to social equality and justice. Like many military children, Warren was exposed to cultural difference, social customs and awkward experiences of acceptances and domestic indifference. Popes father, John Pope, served in the military and for a time was stationed at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington.

Popes artistic interest was first influenced by his Mother Ann Pope, when she fashioned his fascination for art while his father’s family and cultural heritage educated him on his American and African ancestry. Traveling between Harlem New York, North Carolina, Tacoma Washington, Kansas and Germany, Pope was able to absorb the vast difference between his social and ethnic experiences.

Instead of bedtime stories, Popes mother would draw illustrations with wild imaginative plots that began the foundation of his creative conceptual and artistic thinking. For Pope, this formed a formidable ability to compose his art into direct visual narratives utilizing a minimalist style of directness for various complex cultural commentaries.

Warren Pope is an alum of the Univ. of Puget Sound, and has lived in Seattle for over 30 years. His career has involved twenty years of graphic art dealership associated with the Mack Gallery and environmental design landscaping. His personal art has been privileged to be shown and supported by two major galleries in the Pacific Northwest, one being the American Art Company and the other being Gallery Mack. His show “Blood Lines, Time Lines, Red Lines” opened at the Northwest African American Museum to rave reviews, and extended an extra month due to popular demand.

Gallery Hours : Tuesday – Friday: 11-5 pm, Saturday 12-4 pm (Closed Sunday/Monday)

CANCELED – Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library
Feb 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is baby story time at the Southwest Library Branch! Bring your babies 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.

CANCELED – Homework help @ High Point Library
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Homework Help volunteers will be at the High Point Library to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays.

These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers.

Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised.

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.

Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian

CANCELED – Drop in chess for kids and teens @ High Point Library
Feb 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by the High Point Library for fun and casual games of chess. All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available.

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.

Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian

HAPPENING – West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Feb 25 @ 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.

Mardi Gras evening @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a family-friendly Mardi Gras evening on Tuesday evening, February 25, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church. We will celebrate a simple liturgy designed especially for children with the imposition of ashes, taize chants and Holy Eucharist at 6:00 p.m. in the church’s vesting room–a peaceful, meditative space. Pancakes will be hot and ready upstairs in the Parish Hall before and following the service. Come for the pancakes and stay for the ashes or come for the ashes and stay for the pancakes!

CANCELED – Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

It is story time at the Delridge Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian, Miss Bea.

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.

Trivia at Admiral Pub
Feb 25 @ 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.

Feb
26
Wed
Elementary/K-8 School Tours, Open Houses @ West Seattle campuses of Seattle Public Schools @ dates, times vary
Feb 26 all-day

From the full list on the district website:

Alki Elementary
January 30, 2020, 6 p.m. Open House
January 13, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour
January 21, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour
January 22, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour
January 24, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour

Arbor Heights
January 22, 2020, 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. School Tour
February 26, 2020, 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. School Tour

Louisa Boren STEM K-8
January 16, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 23, 2020, 6 – 7 p.m. Open House (Elementary)
January 24, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 28, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 28, 2020, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
January 30, 2020, 6 – 7 p.m. Open House (Middle School)
January 31, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 31, 2020, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
February 7, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)

Concord International School
January 28, 2020, 10 – 11 a.m. Open House
January 30, 2020, 10 – 11 a.m. Open House
February 6, 2020, 5 – 5:30 p.m. Open House

Fairmount Park
January 22, 2020, 8:15 a.m. School Tour
January 27, 2020, 8:15 a.m. School Tour
February 6, 2020, 8:15 a.m. School Tour

Gatewood Elementary
January 13, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour
January 22, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour
January 28, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour
February 3, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour

Genesee Hill School
January 22, 2020, 9 a.m. School Tour
February 6, 2020, 9 a.m. School Tour

Highland Park
February 4, 2020, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. School Tour

Lafayette Elementary
January 17, 2020, 8 a.m. Open House
May 15, 2020, 1 p.m. Open House

Pathfinder K-8 School
January 30, 2020, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Open House (K-5th Grade)
January 22, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (K-5th Grade)
January 24, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (K-5th Grade)
January 27, 2020, 9 – 10 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
January 28, 2020, 9 – 10 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
January 30, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (K-5th Grade)
February 3, 2020, 9 – 10 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
February 4, 2020, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Open House (Middle School)

Roxhill Elementary
January 17, 2020, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. School Tour

Sanislo Elementary
January 15, 2020, 6 – 7 p.m. School Tour
January 16, 2020, 10 – 11 a.m. School Tour

West Seattle Elementary
January 30, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour
February 27, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour
March 26, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour
April 30, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour

The district list from which we got these only covers elementaries and K-8’s, so we are listing others separately – any listings in any category always appreciated at westseattleblog@gmail.com !

Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Feb 26 all-day

Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines

Art Exhibition at Vashon Center for the Arts (Vashon, WA) February 7 – 29, 2020
Meet the Artist & Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 2020 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Pope’s art explores matters of systemic inequities. This show is an abstract art exhibition that examines the historical and contemporary realities of redlining (refusing to loan money to people in areas with populations of color), displacement and American slavery trade. He also shows art inspired and in homage to his ancestors in Africa. With a minimalist style, Pope combines three dimensional art with basic visual elements such as lines, shapes, and color to explore redlining history.

With an international influence, a socially conscious mentality, a firm view for cultural equity and a dash of forwardness, Warren Pope has crafted an established visual art career inside and outside of the Pacific Northwest. Born in Munich, Germany of a Czech Mother and an African American Father, Warren and his two brothers were often ridiculed and beloved by their communities for their art and outward connection to social equality and justice. Like many military children, Warren was exposed to cultural difference, social customs and awkward experiences of acceptances and domestic indifference. Popes father, John Pope, served in the military and for a time was stationed at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington.

Popes artistic interest was first influenced by his Mother Ann Pope, when she fashioned his fascination for art while his father’s family and cultural heritage educated him on his American and African ancestry. Traveling between Harlem New York, North Carolina, Tacoma Washington, Kansas and Germany, Pope was able to absorb the vast difference between his social and ethnic experiences.

Instead of bedtime stories, Popes mother would draw illustrations with wild imaginative plots that began the foundation of his creative conceptual and artistic thinking. For Pope, this formed a formidable ability to compose his art into direct visual narratives utilizing a minimalist style of directness for various complex cultural commentaries.

Warren Pope is an alum of the Univ. of Puget Sound, and has lived in Seattle for over 30 years. His career has involved twenty years of graphic art dealership associated with the Mack Gallery and environmental design landscaping. His personal art has been privileged to be shown and supported by two major galleries in the Pacific Northwest, one being the American Art Company and the other being Gallery Mack. His show “Blood Lines, Time Lines, Red Lines” opened at the Northwest African American Museum to rave reviews, and extended an extra month due to popular demand.

Gallery Hours : Tuesday – Friday: 11-5 pm, Saturday 12-4 pm (Closed Sunday/Monday)

CANCELED – Family Story Time @ Southwest Library
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is Story Time at the Southwest Branch Library! Bring the whole family 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.

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.

CANCELED – Baby Story Time @ High Point Library
Feb 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

It is story at the High Point Branch! Bring your babies 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.

Wine Wednesdays at Northwest Wine Academy @ South Seattle College
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Don’t miss the special set of afternoon tastings – NWWA Wine Wednesdays at the Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College – Wednesdays from 2 -5 pm for only $5!

CANCELED – Homework help @ High Point Library
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Homework Help volunteers will be at the High Point Library to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays.

These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers.

Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised.

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.

Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian

Dementia Roundtable Support Group at Quail Park
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dementia Round Table Support Group

Have you been wondering when you should learn more?Knowledge is power and we invite you to join us at our monthly support groups that cover topics about safety, socialization & nutritional well-being for those that have been formally diagnosed with dementia or other memory concerns.

Meets on the last Wednesday of each month 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Ash Wednesday Open House @ Alki UCC
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Mark the start of Lent in a contemplative setting surrounded by candlelight and soothing music on Ash Wednesday, February 26 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Come for a quick drop-in or longer stay. You are welcome to receive the disposition of ashes and take a meditative walk on our indoor labyrinth. Pastor Kelly will give a special (short) meditation for children as they arrive.

Ash Wednesday Open House

February 26 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Alki United Church of Christ (Alki UCC)

6115 SW Hinds

CANCELED TFN – Free Tax Help: Wednesdays @ West Seattle Food Bank
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

*Canceled TFN as of 3/4/2020*

5-9 pm Wednesdays, free tax help with volunteer helpers. More info here and on this flyer (PDF).

CANCELED – Learn to Bellydance with Leslie Rosen @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Learn to Bellydance with Leslie Rosen

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.

Six week sessions, Wednesday nights
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Next session begins Feb 26, 2020
Drop-in students are welcome at 6 pm and 7 pm

6 pm – 6:50 pm – Toolbox
– Intro to history and music
– Building strong dance skills
– Alignment for dance posture
– Shimmies
– Isolations – straight lines, circles, figure 8 and undulations
– Beautiful arms and hands gestures
– Intro to veil dancing

This class focuses on solid foundation work. Perfect for new students! Also a great drill class for returning students. Experienced dancers can deepen their practice of bellydance by working thoughtfully into the isolations and rhythms as your body and mind open and are prepared to learn more subtle nuances in these powerful foundational moves.

7:00 pm – 7:50 pm – Bellydance Workout – Mixed level – EVERYONE IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND ~ – Most students attend technique at 6 pm and workout at 7 pm – Only $25 for all six exercises classes when you register for a technique class in the same session.

– Exercise class will invigorate your body and deepen your capacity and understanding of isolations. Sweating and laughing will be on the agenda. This class is to shake everything loose, lengthen, strengthen and elongate your muscles. You will work hard and you will love it. Challenging yet accessible for all fitness levels and dancers. Promise.

8:00 – 8:5 0pm – Sacred Geometry – Invitation Only – Student troupe ~ Int/adv. technique

Spring Session: Feb 26 Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 Apr 1

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

Stop the Bleed – First Aid Course @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Mass casualty events can happen at anytime and anywhere. At your workplace, at the game, during your commute, or even at your house. This free Stop the Bleed training will equip participants with the knowledge to save lives.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:
•Describe the progressive strategy for controlling hemorrhage.
•Demonstrate wound packing and learn about topical hemostatic dressings.
•Explain the rationale for early use of a tourniquet for life-threatening extremity bleeding.
•Demonstrate the appropriate application of a tourniquet to the arm and leg.

If you require any special accommodation to participate in this training, please contact the Office of Emergency Management at (206) 233-5076 or SNAP@seattle.gov. For interpretation assistance, at least 5 days advance notice is required.

*Disclaimer: Some graphic images of life threatening bleeding are shown during this class.

Please sign up in advance here:
http://www.seattle.gov/emergency-management–/about-us/event-calendar#/?i=1

CANCELED – West Seattle Runner Wednesday Group Run
Feb 26 @ 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.

‘Sell vs. Remodel’ workshop @ Movement Mortgage
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm

Sell vs Remodel’ Workshop
When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Where: Movement Mortgage, 3727 California Ave SW Suite 1-C,
Please call or text 206-512-0352 to RSVP.

Description:
Thinking of selling or remodeling your home?
Come to a FREE Sell vs. Remodel Workshop!

Many homeowners wonder whether they should sell or remodel their home. We’ll explore both options in-depth and find the solution that’s best for you.

Learn about:
• Typical remodel costs and timelines
• Tips to get a home ready to sell
• Learn which improvements typically add value
• Tips on preparing for a remodel project
• Explore different finance options

Presented By:
Josh Niederberger, Professional Contractor at Niederberger Contracting
Sam Centioli (NMLS#50704), Loan Originator at Movement Mortgage
JoEllen Wang, Architect at Tiny Beast Design
Heidi Mitchell, Realtor at Keller Williams Seattle

If you are currently working with a licensed real estate broker in the state of Washington, this message is not intended to solicit your business. Each office is independently owned and operated.

Highland Park Action Committee meeting @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Standing info:

Highland Park Action Committee
We meet the 4th Wednesday of the month at HPIC on 12th and Holden, 7:00 pm meeting.

Ping Pong Tournament at Admiral Pub
Feb 26 @ 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
Feb 26 @ 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
Feb 26 @ 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

Feb
27
Thu
Elementary/K-8 School Tours, Open Houses @ West Seattle campuses of Seattle Public Schools @ dates, times vary
Feb 27 all-day

From the full list on the district website:

Alki Elementary
January 30, 2020, 6 p.m. Open House
January 13, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour
January 21, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour
January 22, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour
January 24, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour

Arbor Heights
January 22, 2020, 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. School Tour
February 26, 2020, 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. School Tour

Louisa Boren STEM K-8
January 16, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 23, 2020, 6 – 7 p.m. Open House (Elementary)
January 24, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 28, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 28, 2020, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
January 30, 2020, 6 – 7 p.m. Open House (Middle School)
January 31, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 31, 2020, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
February 7, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)

Concord International School
January 28, 2020, 10 – 11 a.m. Open House
January 30, 2020, 10 – 11 a.m. Open House
February 6, 2020, 5 – 5:30 p.m. Open House

Fairmount Park
January 22, 2020, 8:15 a.m. School Tour
January 27, 2020, 8:15 a.m. School Tour
February 6, 2020, 8:15 a.m. School Tour

Gatewood Elementary
January 13, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour
January 22, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour
January 28, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour
February 3, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour

Genesee Hill School
January 22, 2020, 9 a.m. School Tour
February 6, 2020, 9 a.m. School Tour

Highland Park
February 4, 2020, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. School Tour

Lafayette Elementary
January 17, 2020, 8 a.m. Open House
May 15, 2020, 1 p.m. Open House

Pathfinder K-8 School
January 30, 2020, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Open House (K-5th Grade)
January 22, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (K-5th Grade)
January 24, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (K-5th Grade)
January 27, 2020, 9 – 10 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
January 28, 2020, 9 – 10 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
January 30, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (K-5th Grade)
February 3, 2020, 9 – 10 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
February 4, 2020, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Open House (Middle School)

Roxhill Elementary
January 17, 2020, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. School Tour

Sanislo Elementary
January 15, 2020, 6 – 7 p.m. School Tour
January 16, 2020, 10 – 11 a.m. School Tour

West Seattle Elementary
January 30, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour
February 27, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour
March 26, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour
April 30, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour

The district list from which we got these only covers elementaries and K-8’s, so we are listing others separately – any listings in any category always appreciated at westseattleblog@gmail.com !

Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines @ Vashon Center for the Arts
Feb 27 all-day

Warren Pope: Red Lines, Blood Lines

Art Exhibition at Vashon Center for the Arts (Vashon, WA) February 7 – 29, 2020
Meet the Artist & Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 2020 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Pope’s art explores matters of systemic inequities. This show is an abstract art exhibition that examines the historical and contemporary realities of redlining (refusing to loan money to people in areas with populations of color), displacement and American slavery trade. He also shows art inspired and in homage to his ancestors in Africa. With a minimalist style, Pope combines three dimensional art with basic visual elements such as lines, shapes, and color to explore redlining history.

With an international influence, a socially conscious mentality, a firm view for cultural equity and a dash of forwardness, Warren Pope has crafted an established visual art career inside and outside of the Pacific Northwest. Born in Munich, Germany of a Czech Mother and an African American Father, Warren and his two brothers were often ridiculed and beloved by their communities for their art and outward connection to social equality and justice. Like many military children, Warren was exposed to cultural difference, social customs and awkward experiences of acceptances and domestic indifference. Popes father, John Pope, served in the military and for a time was stationed at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington.

Popes artistic interest was first influenced by his Mother Ann Pope, when she fashioned his fascination for art while his father’s family and cultural heritage educated him on his American and African ancestry. Traveling between Harlem New York, North Carolina, Tacoma Washington, Kansas and Germany, Pope was able to absorb the vast difference between his social and ethnic experiences.

Instead of bedtime stories, Popes mother would draw illustrations with wild imaginative plots that began the foundation of his creative conceptual and artistic thinking. For Pope, this formed a formidable ability to compose his art into direct visual narratives utilizing a minimalist style of directness for various complex cultural commentaries.

Warren Pope is an alum of the Univ. of Puget Sound, and has lived in Seattle for over 30 years. His career has involved twenty years of graphic art dealership associated with the Mack Gallery and environmental design landscaping. His personal art has been privileged to be shown and supported by two major galleries in the Pacific Northwest, one being the American Art Company and the other being Gallery Mack. His show “Blood Lines, Time Lines, Red Lines” opened at the Northwest African American Museum to rave reviews, and extended an extra month due to popular demand.

Gallery Hours : Tuesday – Friday: 11-5 pm, Saturday 12-4 pm (Closed Sunday/Monday)

CANCELED – Toddler Story Time @ Southwest Library
Feb 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Library! Bring your toddlers ages 1-3 years old 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 Democratic Women @ West Seattle Golf Course
Feb 27 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join the West Seattle Democratic Women for its upcoming meeting on Thursday, February 27th where the featured speaker is Chris Porter, local beekeeper and newly elected to Supervisor Pos. #2 on the King Conversation District Board.

Chris will be sharing his knowledge of how to “Save All The Pollinators.” Whether you live on a farm, in a house or in a condo, there is something you can do to help. We meet for a discussion group on dealing with plastics at 10:30, registration at 11:15, lunch at 11:30 and the program from noon to 1:00. At the West Seattle Golf Course, 4470 35th Ave. SW. Free parking. Buffet luncheon $17 for members, $18 for non-members or for program charge $7 (includes dessert and coffee/tea). No-host bar.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED before 7 p.m. Sunday, February 23rd. Email wsdwomen@yahoo.com or call Karen at 206 920-2231.

Hiawatha Play Area Renovation/Relocation meetings (11 am and 6:30 pm)
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Seattle Parks and Recreation is improving the play area at Hiawatha Playfield. The project will remove the play area from the north end of the park and provide a new play area just south of the wading pool. The project will provide new play equipment, park amenities and landscaping. The new play area site and features will provide improved visibility and access for all. The project includes restoring the old play area site for nature play.

Please join us at one of the events on February 27 to learn about the project and review design options by the firm Karen Kiest | Landscape Architects. Your input will be incorporated into the preferred design that will be presented in May 2020.

Public Meeting – Join us at either of the time options below
Thursday February 27, 2020
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Tot Gym)
Or
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Evening Meeting)
Hiawatha Community Center

CANCELED – Children’s Story Time @ High Point Library
Feb 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library! Bring your children to enjoy stories, songs and fun with Ms. Kristin. Geared towards ages 1-5, but babies are welcome! Stay for playtime after.

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

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.

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.

CANCELED – West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Feb 27 @ 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!
Feb 27 @ 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.

CANCELED – Homework help @ High Point Library
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Homework Help volunteers will be at the High Point Library to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays.

These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers.

Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised.

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.

Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian

CANCELED TFN – Free Tax Help: Thursdays @ West Seattle Food Bank
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

*Canceled TFN as of 3/4/2020*

5-9 pm Thursdays, free tax help with volunteer helpers. More info here and on this flyer (PDF).

HAPPENING – West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Feb 27 @ 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.

Author event: EJ Koh @ Paper Boat Booksellers
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm

Author Event:
West Seattleite EJ Koh, author of “The Magical Language Of Others” (she lives in West Seattle)
Thursday 2/27 6 pm

Hiawatha Play Area renovation/relocation meeting @ Hiawatha Community Center
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to participate in the design for the relocation and renovation of the play area at Hiawatha Playfield. Please join the design team at the Hiawatha Community Center from either 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Tot Gym or from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for an evening meeting. Both will be held at Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave. SW. on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

This is an opportunity for the community to learn about the proposal to demolish and rebuild the play area at Hiawatha Playfield and review design options. Additionally, the community will be asked to participate in a quick survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HiawathaPlayArea2 to help inform the design. The survey will open after the meetings on February 27. Community involvement is essential in developing this new play area and we hope to hear from you.

The goal of this project is to transfer the location of the play area from the north end of the park to the grass area just south of the wading pool. The project includes new play equipment and restoration of the old play area site. The new location will improve visibility and access for all.

We anticipate holding a final Open House in the late spring to present the schematic design.

Funding for this park is provided by the Seattle Park District. The Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding to tackle the $267 million major maintenance backlog for Seattle Parks and Recreation as well as other facilities including the Aquarium and Zoo. The Seattle Park District helps improve and rehabilitate community centers, preserves the urban forest, performs day-to-day maintenance of parks and facilities, provides more recreation opportunities for people from underserved communities, supports programs for people of all ages and abilities, and acquires and develops new park land.

For more information or for meeting notification translations, please visit https://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/hiawatha-play-area-relocation

For questions about the project or if you need an interpreter or accommodations, please contact Ed Pottharst at Ed.pottharst@seattle.gov or 206-386-4232.

Thank you to the Hiawatha Community Center and the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) for their partnership with the community engagement for this project.

Junction Neighborhood Organization meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for JuNO’s next meeting to discuss what comes next for Sound Transit Light Rail planning. The City and Sound Transit will present an overview of the outreach, project goals and near-term opportunities for engagement. You’ll learn each agency’s roles, what is happening this year and have time to offer feedback and ask questions. We hope to see you Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the West Seattle Senior Center.

West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Standing info:

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition meetings are held at Neighborhood House High Point, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of most months. (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Room 207B (enter from the rear plaza).

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and an Evolving Faith @ Alki United Church of Christ (Alki UCC) Parlor
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where is Christianity headed in the 21st Century? Join us as we explore the possibilities!

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith offers provocative ideas on how our faith interacts with the world of expanding scientific knowledge. The seven-session evening program features video presentations followed by small group discussions.

The registration deadline is Friday, January 24.

We suggest a donation of $15 to cover materials.

“When I have a terrible need of—dare I say, ‘religion’—then I go outside at night and paint the stars.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

Punk Rock Aerobics @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Feb 27 @ 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

Feb
28
Fri
Elementary/K-8 School Tours, Open Houses @ West Seattle campuses of Seattle Public Schools @ dates, times vary
Feb 28 all-day

From the full list on the district website:

Alki Elementary
January 30, 2020, 6 p.m. Open House
January 13, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour
January 21, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour
January 22, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour
January 24, 2020, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School Tour

Arbor Heights
January 22, 2020, 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. School Tour
February 26, 2020, 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. School Tour

Louisa Boren STEM K-8
January 16, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 23, 2020, 6 – 7 p.m. Open House (Elementary)
January 24, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 28, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 28, 2020, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
January 30, 2020, 6 – 7 p.m. Open House (Middle School)
January 31, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)
January 31, 2020, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
February 7, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (Elementary)

Concord International School
January 28, 2020, 10 – 11 a.m. Open House
January 30, 2020, 10 – 11 a.m. Open House
February 6, 2020, 5 – 5:30 p.m. Open House

Fairmount Park
January 22, 2020, 8:15 a.m. School Tour
January 27, 2020, 8:15 a.m. School Tour
February 6, 2020, 8:15 a.m. School Tour

Gatewood Elementary
January 13, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour
January 22, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour
January 28, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour
February 3, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. School Tour

Genesee Hill School
January 22, 2020, 9 a.m. School Tour
February 6, 2020, 9 a.m. School Tour

Highland Park
February 4, 2020, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. School Tour

Lafayette Elementary
January 17, 2020, 8 a.m. Open House
May 15, 2020, 1 p.m. Open House

Pathfinder K-8 School
January 30, 2020, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Open House (K-5th Grade)
January 22, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (K-5th Grade)
January 24, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (K-5th Grade)
January 27, 2020, 9 – 10 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
January 28, 2020, 9 – 10 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
January 30, 2020, 9 – 10:30 a.m. School Tour (K-5th Grade)
February 3, 2020, 9 – 10 a.m. School Tour (Middle School)
February 4, 2020, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Open House (Middle School)

Roxhill Elementary
January 17, 2020, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. School Tour

Sanislo Elementary
January 15, 2020, 6 – 7 p.m. School Tour
January 16, 2020, 10 – 11 a.m. School Tour

West Seattle Elementary
January 30, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour
February 27, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour
March 26, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour
April 30, 2020, 9:15 a.m. School Tour

The district list from which we got these only covers elementaries and K-8’s, so we are listing others separately – any listings in any category always appreciated at westseattleblog@gmail.com !