West Seattle Event Calendar

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

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/etc. to be listed here? Please send basic info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thanks! Please include full details AS PLAIN TEXT IN YOUR E-MAIL, *not* in an attached doc/poster/flyer/etc. A web link for more info helps too. Thank you!

USING THE CALENDAR: Mouse over any entry to show the “plus” sign at right; click it to expand the item for more info without leaving this page; click “read more” for the FULL listing./question.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virtual Workshop: The Hidden Benefits Of Sleep @ Online (see listing)
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We all know how important sleep is, but did you know the impact it can have on you blood sugar levels and your weight? Registration required. Click here to register.

Understand how tweaking your sleep could help you boost your metabolism and be leaner and stronger. Discover how sleep affects your health, your weight, and your appetite, and leave with real-life strategies to sleep longer and sounder.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virtual Panel: Women Thriving in the Built Environment @ Online (see listing)
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for our “Women Thriving in the Built Environment” virtual panel on Thursday, April 29 from 6 – 7:30 p.m., sponsored by South Seattle College’s Sustainable Building Science Technology Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program. Our virtual panel of thought leaders will kick off an empowering and engaging conversation about the importance of gender equity in the built environment, from building operations to design and construction. What takeaways can you apply within your own workplace?

Please RSVP (required to attend): https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LzwHqT7lRZW6WVkvNCr9_Q

We’ll be discussing the following questions during our panel:
How can women contribute to the sustainability aspect of the built environment?
What can we all be doing going forward to support women in this field?
Why is gender equity important?
How do we build a more equitable future?

Meet our panelists and student moderator:
Courtney Blodgett, Director of Market Strategy, McKinstry
Soph Davenberry, Chief Technology Officer, NEMIC
Vicky Hardy, RCFM, Adjunct Faculty & Consultant, South Seattle College Sustainable Building Science Technology BAS Program
Mara Palmer, Certified Sustainable Building Science Technology professional
Sandy Sechang, Just Sales Manager, International Living Future Institute
Treasa Sweek, Principal, Sweek Consulting Engineers
Sheila Roe, Sustainable Building Science Technology student, Event Moderator

About the Sustainable Building Science Technology Program

The Sustainable Building Science Technology Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program at South Seattle College is uniquely positioned as a leader in the dynamic arena of sustainable building education, putting graduates on track for career success in this growing and exciting field. The 90-credit curriculum builds upon an Associate degree and offers a pathway to becoming a highly skilled building science professional. Students learn about smart buildings, fiscal performance, and human-centered building management for today’s changing world. No other program on the West Coast offers a comprehensive curriculum that prepares building professionals with the practical knowledge they’ll need for success.

Grow [Ing] Up: A Literary Series About Growing Pains @ Online (see listing)
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

In the second of this new five-part series, writer D.A. Navoti welcomes readers of all ages to consider the pains of growing up. Tonight’s program focuses on the teen years.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

ABOUT THE CURATOR:

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

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

May
1
Sat
Virtual Arts For 50+ Paper Flowers @ Online (see listing)
May 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Paper Flowers with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Register on the Silver Kite website.

Learn basic techniques to transform paper into beautiful blossoms. Paper flowers can be as fancy or playful as your imagination and materials will allow. See what you have around your house for supplies.

Suggested supplies: assortment of paper – construction paper, card stock, magazines, tissue paper, crepe paper or paper streamers; assortment of adhesives – tacky glue or craft glue, double stick tape, glue stick, hot glue or floral tape; stem materials – floral wire, sculpture wire, pipe cleaners, straws or sticks; scissors; paper scorer – bone folder, popsicle stick or dried out ballpoint pen.

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

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

May
3
Mon
David B. Williams And Mary Ann Gwinn Discuss “Homewaters” @ Online (see listing)
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a conversation about the human and natural histories in, on, and around Puget Sound. Click here to register via EventBrite.

David B. Williams will discuss his new book Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound with Mary Ann Gwinn.

The event is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company and University of Washington Press. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Not far from Seattle skyscrapers live 150-year-old clams, more than 250 species of fish, and underwater kelp forests as complex as any terrestrial ecosystem. For millennia, vibrant Coast Salish communities have lived beside these waters dense with nutrient-rich foods, with cultures intertwined through exchanges across the waterways. Transformed by settlement and resource extraction, Puget Sound and its future health now depend on a better understanding of the region’s ecological complexities.

Focusing on the area south of Port Townsend and between the Cascade and Olympic mountains, Williams uncovers human and natural histories in, on, and around the Sound. In conversations with archaeologists, biologists, and tribal authorities, Williams traces how generations of humans have interacted with such species as geoducks, salmon, orcas, rockfish, and herring. He sheds light on how warfare shaped development and how people have moved across this maritime highway, in canoes, the mosquito fleet, and today’s ferry system. The book also takes an unflinching look at how the Sound’s ecosystems have suffered from human behavior, including pollution, habitat destruction, and the effects of climate change.

Witty, graceful, and deeply informed, Homewaters weaves history and science into a fascinating and hopeful narrative, one that will introduce newcomers to the astonishing life that inhabits the Sound and offers longtime residents new insight into and appreciation of the waters they call home.

A Michael J. Repass Book

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

David B. Williams is a naturalist, author, and educator. His many books include the award-winning Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography and Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City. His newest book Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound is available now.

Mary Ann Gwinn writes about books and authors for The Seattle Times, Kirkus Reviews, the Los Angeles Times and other publications. A Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, she was the book editor of the Seattle Times from 1998 to 2017 and a judge for the 2017 Pulitzer fiction award. She’s a member of the National Book Critics Circle.

View in Catalog: Homewaters by David B. Williams

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

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

May
6
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Creating a LinkedIn Profile @ Online (see listing)
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

LinkedIn is a powerful professional networking tool that can help you research career pathways, connect with people doing the kind of work that interests you, and learn about job opportunities. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of building a professional and compelling profile. Registration required. Click here to register.

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

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

May
8
Sat
Virtual Arts For 50+ Introduction To Pastels @ Online (see listing)
May 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Beginning Watercolors with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Learn basic watercolor techniques by exploring color and color mixing.

Supplies needed: watercolors, brush, cup of water, pencil, thick marker or Sharpie, watercolor paper if available

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

May
12
Wed
Jewell Parker Rhodes Discusses “Magic City” @ Online (see listing)
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a conversation reflecting on the 100th anniversary of one of the most heinous tragedies in American history—the 1921 burning of Greenwood, an affluent black section of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Registration required. Click here to register via EventBrite.

The event is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company and Northwest African American Museum. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

“A compelling page-turner that will keep readers hoping against hope that everything will somehow, magically, turn out for the best.” — Atlanta Journal-Constitution

With a new afterword from the author, Jewell Parker Rhodes’ powerful Magic City is an unforgettable novel of racism, vigilantism, and injustice, that weaves history, mysticism, and murder into a harrowing tale of dreams and violence gone awry.

Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1921. A white woman and a black man are alone in an elevator. Suddenly, the woman screams, the man flees, and the chase to capture and lynch him begins.

When Joe Samuels, a young Black man with dreams of becoming the next Houdini, is accused of rape, he must perform his greatest escape by eluding a bloodthirsty mob.

Meanwhile, Mary Keane, the white, motherless daughter of a farmer who wants to marry her off to the farmhand who viciously raped her, must find the courage to help exonerate the man she accused with her panicked cry.

Magic City evokes one of the darkest chapters of twentieth century, Jim Crow America, painting an intimate portrait of the heroic but doomed stand that pitted the National Guard against a small band of black men determined to defend the prosperous town they had built.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes is the author of six adult novels: Voodoo Dreams, Magic City, Douglass’ Women, Season, Moon, and Hurricane, as well as the memoir Porch Stories: A Grandmother’s Guide to Happiness, and two writing guides, Free Within Ourselves: Fiction Lessons for Black Authors and The African American Guide to Writing and Publishing Non-Fiction. Her adult literary awards include the American Book Award, the National Endowment of the Arts Award in Fiction, the Black Caucus of the American Library Award for Literary Excellence, and the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award for Outstanding Writing. Jewell grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Drama Criticism, a Master of Arts in English, and a Doctor of Arts in English (Creative Writing) from Carnegie Mellon University. Jewell is the Founding Artistic Director and Piper Endowed Chair at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University. She currently lives in Seattle.

View in Catalog: Magic City by Jewell Parker Rhodes

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

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

May
13
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Building Your Social Network Through LinkedIn @ Online (see listing)
May 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

You have taken the time to build an amazing LinkedIn Profile with a great photo, your resume, skills and interests. Registration required. Click here to register.

This workshop will discuss some of the many ways you can utilize LinkedIn to connect with previous co-workers, alumni and employers and jump-start your path towards a career. We will cover topics such as how Linked in connections work, gaining endorsements, and ways to generate traffic to your profile.

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

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

May
14
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Writing Poetry @ Online (see listing)
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Do you like writing poetry? During this session, try some writing exercises focused on crafting poems reflective of your life experiences. This workshop is designed for writers who have previous writing experience.

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

May
15
Sat
Virtual Workshop: Self-Care During COVID @ Online (see listing)
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Many of us feel different, strange, and just not ourselves during the pandemic. Registration required. Click here to register.

Join West Seattle-based mental health professional Sara Dunham, LMHCA, to discuss contributing factors, why it’s perfectly normal, and strategies for self-care to help you get through this difficult time with kindness. Sara will begin by presenting helpful information and will then answer your questions.

We will discuss setting boundaries for effective work/life balance whether you live with others or alone, the paradox of spending much more time with the same people yet feeling isolated, finding constructive ways to use your energy while at home and how to care for yourself and those around you.

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

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

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

Virtual Arts For 50+ Puppet Making @ Online (see listing)
May 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Puppet Making with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Register on the Silver Kite website.

Create characters from your recycling bin. Build puppets out of paper towel rolls, egg containers, and other recyclables. We’ll then share our characters’ stories.

Supplies needed: packing or duct tape, clean recyclables (egg cartons, milk or juice cartons, cereal boxes), markers, scissors, glue and construction paper.

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

May
17
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Songwriting @ Online (see listing)
May 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Songwriting with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

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

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

May
20
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Career Exploration @ Online (see listing)
May 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

What career will fit you best? Registration required. Click here to register.

Career exploration is the process of researching, evaluating, and learning about work opportunities and researching what it takes to pursue a particular field, industry, or career. Learn about various occupations and their “fit” with your unique career preferences, e.g., the skills, interests and values you want satisfied by your career.

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

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

May
21
Fri
“Washington Remembers: From Marcus Whitman to Billy Frank, Jr – Stories of Washington Statues and Memorials” @ Online (see listing)
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Free online presentation by historian and author Judy Bentley, hosted by the Woman’s Century Club as part of their May Program Meeting. Open to the public.

To get login information for the zoom program, register on this page: http://www.womanscenturyclub.org/meetings-events/

While walking the sidewalks of Washington cities to research her book, Walking Washington History, Judy Bentley came across some surprising memorials to the past: statues honoring George Washington, Mother Joseph, Abraham Lincoln, Spanish-American War veterans, Wendy the Welder, Dirty Dan, and Jimi Hendrix. She also found a fish story, a boat of discovery, wreaths commemorating Wobblies, and a fruit-picker’s basket.

All of these public sculptures honor some event or person a city wishes to remember or honor. Who decides who should be honored? Whose history is told? Bentley will take listeners on a tour of city statues and memorials and discuss how and why they came to be in public spaces, how history the public values has been set in stone.

This topic is particularly timely now that Washington State is moving to replace a statue of Marcus Whitman in the U.S. Statuary Hall in the capitol in D.C. with a monument to Native rights activist Billy Frank, Jr.

About the presenter: Judy Bentley taught literature, composition, and Pacific Northwest History at South Seattle College for more than 20 years. She is the author of more than fifteen books, including two guidebooks. The second edition of Hiking Washington’s History, the greater outdoors complement to Walking Washington History, will be published this spring.

May
22
Sat
Spring Social: A Season Long Inclusion Festival! @ Online (see listing)
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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

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

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

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

May
25
Tue
The A. Scott Bullitt Lecture In American History Presents Michelle Duster @ Online (see listing)
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In 1862, Ida B. Wells was born enslaved in Holly Springs, Mississippi. In 2020, she won a Pulitzer Prize. Join us to hear Michelle Duster discuss the impact of this iconic woman. Registration required. Click here to register.

Ida B. Wells was often overlooked and underestimated—a woman who refused to exit a train car meant for white passengers; a woman brought to light the horrors of lynching in America; a woman who cofounded the NAACP. Hear professor and Wells’s great-granddaughter Michelle Duster, offer a “warm remembrance of a civil rights icon” (Kirkus Reviews).

The A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History is made possible by a generous gift from the late Priscilla Bullitt Collins in honor of her father, A. Scott Bullitt. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times, and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. This program will recorded, captioned and posted for 30 days on The Seattle Public Library’s YouTube page after the event.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Journalist. Suffragist. Antilynching crusader. Ida B. Wells committed herself to the needs of those who did not have power. In the eyes of the FBI, this made her a “dangerous negro agitator.” In the annals of history, it makes her an icon.

A century after her death, Wells’s genius is being celebrated in popular culture by politicians, through song, public artwork, and landmarks. Like her contemporaries Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony, Wells left an indelible mark on history—one that can still be felt today. As America confronts the unfinished business of systemic racism, Ida B. the Queen pays tribute to a transformational leader and reminds us of the power we all hold to smash the status quo.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Michelle Duster is a writer, speaker, professor, and champion of racial and gender equity. In the last dozen years, she has written, edited, or contributed to eleven books. She cowrote the popular children’s history book, Tate and His Historic Dream; coedited Shifts and Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American Women and Girls; and edited two books that include the writings of her great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells. She has written articles for Essence, Refinery29, HuffPost, Teen Vogue, and The North Star.

PRAISE:

“Visually stunning…readers who are looking for bold, out-of-the-box, approaches to social change will undoubtedly be inspired by Ida B. the Queen.”
—Forbes

“Bow down to this biography that shows why Ida B. Wells is an icon for all seasons.”
—Refinery29

“With bold graphics and a compelling story, Ida B. the Queen is sure to be one of the year’s best biographies.”
—Bustle

“Ida B. the Queen delves deep into the life of Wells and the Black experience through visual storytelling and recounts the life, successes and hardships of one of the most renowned leaders of justice in American history.”
—The Root

View in Catalog: Ida B. the Queen by Michelle Duster

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

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

May
27
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Mock Interview (Technique & Practice) @ Online (see listing)
May 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Gain feedback to sharpen your interview skills. Sign up to receive feedback on your interviewing skills. Registration required. Click here to register.

The first half of the workshop will consist of techniques to answering various interview questions. In the final half of the workshop, the facilitator and attendees practice their interview skills, discuss performance, and provide feedback.

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

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

Virtual Workshop: Mock Interviews @ Online (see listing)
May 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Gain feedback to sharpen your interview skills. Sign up to receive feedback on your interviewing skills. Registration required. Click here to register.

The first half of the workshop will consist of techniques to answering various interview questions. In the final half of the workshop, the facilitator and attendees practice their interview skills, discuss performance, and provide feedback.

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

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

‘Pressing the System: How Newsprint Won Women the Right to Vote’ @ Online (see listing)
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is delighted to announce “Pressing the System: How Newsprint Won Women the Right to Vote” a live Zoom presentation and panel discussion on Thursday, May 27 at 6:00 PM. Join us for a presentation discussing suffragist Katherine Smith’s utilization of newsprint to inform voters, and hear from SWSHS volunteers Bethany Green and Kathy Mulady, as well as Tracy Record from the West Seattle Blog in a panel discussion reflecting the power of the press. Registration is required.

Newspapers were instrumental in convincing voters that women deserve the right to vote in Washington state 10 full years before the 19th amendment passed in Congress. This program will dig deeper into that journalistic legacy, and explore how the press protects and promotes the basic rights of the American people today. We’ll discuss how the press shaped the way that the public perceived the suffrage movement in Washington for 50 years while women fought for the right to vote and reflect on that power today.

The program will consist of a 20-minute presentation from the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, followed by a 30-minute panel discussion, and an opportunity for an audience Q&A.

For more details and to register, please visit our website at https://www.loghousemuseum.org/blog/may-27-pressing-the-system, or contact Maggie Kase, Curator at maggiek@loghousemuseum.org.

May
28
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Storytelling @ Online (see listing)
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Storytelling with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

During this workshop, we’ll explore how to generate, structure, and tell personal life stories to share with family and friends.

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

May
29
Sat
Virtual Arts For 50+ Visual Journaling @ Online (see listing)
May 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Visual Journaling with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Do you keep a journal? During this interactive workshop, we’ll explore ways to record daily experiences and memories by creating a visual journal and learning basic drawing skills.

Supplies needed: drawing pad or sheets of printer paper, pens, markers, magazines for collage, scissors, glue stick.

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

May
31
Mon
The Clay Cauldron open house
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Open House

Monday, May 31, Memorial Day

12 – 8 PM

live music 4 – 6 by Sundae & Mr. Goessl

Enter drawing for 25% off a class of choice
Sign up for classes, studio use

5214 Delridge Way SW, theclaycauldron5214@gmail.com, text – 206 330 7027

Jun
1
Tue
Lynda Mapes And Guests Discuss “Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home” @ Online (see listing)
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a conversation about the history and the future of Orca whales in Puget Sound. Registration required. Click here to register via EventBrite.

This panel conversation will include Jay Julius, former Chairman, Lummi Nation; Deborah Giles, Orca scientist at UW Center for Conservation Biology and Science Director of Wild Orca and Jason Colby, Chairman of the History Department at University of Victoria and author of Orca.

The event is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company, Mountaineers Books and The Seattle Times. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. This event will be recorded for SPL’s YouTube Channel.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

In Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home journalist Lynda V. Mapes explores the natural history of the orca and the unique challenges for survival of the Southern Resident group that frequents Puget Sound. These whales are among the most urban in the world, a focus of researchers, tourists, and politicians alike. Once referred to as “blackfish” and still known as “killer whales,” orcas were for generations regarded as vermin to be avoided or exterminated, then later were captured live for aquariums all over the world. With greater exposure, scientists realized how intelligent the mammal is and are learning about their matriarchal family groups, vocalizations, behavior, and different subspecies. Today only 74 Southern Resident whales are left, and they are threatened by habitat degradation, lack of Chinook salmon (their primary food source), relentless growth, and climate change. Can we reverse the trend?

This special project, co-published with the Pulitzer Prize winning Seattle Times newspaper, features stunning imagery by Times photographer Steve Ringman, as well as from partner organizations including The Whale Museum, NOAA, and Center for Whale Research.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

LYNDA V. MAPES is a journalist, author, and close observer of the natural world. The Seattle Times has made a point of focusing on environmental issues for its readership; Lynda has been a key part in this effort, covering natural history, environmental topics and issues related to Pacific Northwest indigenous cultures. Her writing connects ordinary people and nature. In 1997, while working at the Spokesman Review in Spokane, Washington, she was awarded the Gerald Loeb award for a series on salmon recovery efforts in the Columbia Basin. It was the first time anyone looked at what the region had spent on recovery in the basin and what had resulted from those efforts. In addition to her newspaper career, she is the author of two books, Washington: The Spirit of the Land and Breaking Ground. Her first extended encounter with the Elwha ecosystem, dams, Port Angeles community and Lower Elwha Klallam tribe, this latter book laid an important groundwork of sources for reporting the forthcoming newspaper series and this proposed book on the Elwha. She lives in Seattle with her husband Douglas MacDonald.

Born and raised at Lummi Nation in Bellingham, Washington, Jay Julius spent a number of years in California as a professional golfer, speaker, and entrepreneur before returning home to Lummi. He has served as Chair of, and on Council at, Lummi Nation; has organized and executed Tribal, local, regional, and national campaigns. During his time on Lummi Nation’s Council, Jay led the Sovereignty and Treaty Protection Office; saw the launch of the Nation’s Salish Sea Campaign; sounded the alarm for the clean-up of the fish farm disaster; instigated the acquisition of culturally and economically significant lands; and was deeply involved in the fight against the proposed coal port at Xwe’chi’eXen/Cherry Point. He currently works as a strategic advisor and executive coach through Julius Consulting LLC.

Dr. Deborah Giles serves as the Science & Research Director for Wild Orca, and as a Research Scientist at the University of Washington—monitoring the Southern Resident killer whales’ health through non-invasive sampling with Eba, her highly-trained poop detection dog.

Jason M. Colby is associate professor of environmental and international history at the University of Victoria. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, and raised in the Seattle area, he worked as a commercial fisherman in Alaska and Washington State. He is the author of The Business of Empire: United Fruit, Race, and US Expansion in Central America.

View in Catalog: Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home by Lynda Mapes

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

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

Jun
3
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Job Search Strategies @ Online (see listing)
Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Effective strategies are critical for your job search, whether you are unemployed and looking for a job or considering making a career move. Registration required. Click here to register.

Mastering the process of searching and applying for jobs can help you find, and ultimately acquire, the best job opportunities. Evaluating different kinds of job searching strategies can help you evaluate which strategy will work best for your situation.

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

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

Virtual Workshop: Job Search Strategies @ Online (see listing)
Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Effective strategies are critical for your job search, whether you are unemployed and looking for a job or considering making a career move. Registration required. Click here to register.

Mastering the process of searching and applying for jobs can help you find, and ultimately acquire, the best job opportunities. Evaluating different kinds of job searching strategies can help you evaluate which strategy will work best for your situation.

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

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

Jun
9
Wed
Lower Duwamish Waterway Stakeholders’ meeting @ Online
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Updates on the cleanup – here’s the agenda, which includes information on watching/listening.

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

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

Register on the Silver Kite website.

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

Supplies needed: paper, pen and pencil.

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

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

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

Register on the Silver Kite website.

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

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

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

Summit Atlas online open house
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Summit Atlas, the free public charter school offering middle- and high-school classes in Arbor Heights, is having online open houses. Go here to register.

Jun
17
Thu
‘From Stonewall to Seattle: The History of Pride on the Duwamish Peninsula and Beyond’ @ Online (see listing)
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is excited to host “From Stonewall to Seattle: The History of Pride on the Duwamish Peninsula and Beyond,” a live Zoom presentation and panel discussion on Thursday, June 17 at 6:00 PM. Join us for an historical presentation discussing the history of Pride and the LGBTQIA+ community on the national and local levels. Attendees will also hear from panelists Stacy Bass-Walden, founder of Alki Beach Pride, Aleksa Manila, a drag artist and social activist, and Oliver Webb of the Diversity Alliance of the Puget Sound. Registration is required.

Advance registration is required. Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link to the program on June 17. Please register HERE.

The Stonewall Uprising wasn’t the first protest against police raiding of gay clubs and LGBTQ+ spaces, but it’s often the first that comes to mind when we think of Pride today. We’ll dive deeper into one of the catalysts for the contemporary LGBTQ+ rights movement that spread from Stonewall to Seattle and beyond. We’ll also explore how Pride is commemorated today on the Duwamish Peninsula not only in June, but all year round.

The program will consist of a 20-minute presentation facilitated by Maggie Kase, curator of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, followed by a 30-minute panel discussion, and an opportunity for an audience Q&A.

Registration is required. Please register HERE today.

This program of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society is made possible by the support of our generous sponsors Luna Park Cafe, 4Culture, Duwamish Tribal Services, and HomeStreet Bank.

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

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

Register on the Silver Kite website.

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

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

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

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

‘No Surrender’ release party with Thunder Road Guitars and Best of Hands Barrelhouse
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our next 16oz can release will be on Wednesday June 16th and features all IPAs (hop heads rejoice)! This time around we are offering two beers “for good” as well as two returning favorites. The collaboration beers include the Washington Brewers Guild IPA and a beer with Thunder Road Guitars; proceeds going to WBG and to WANMA (Washington Nightlife & Music Association) / Keep Music Live WA, respectively. There will be limited draft as well (no to-go on the draft, only the packaged cans will be available to-go).

In addition to all cans being available on Wednesday the 16th, we will be hosting a No Surrender release party with Thunder Road Guitars on Friday the 18th. Thunder Road will be on premises from 6-9pm dishing out some surprises!

No Surrender (Collab with Thunder Road Guitars), NEIPA – 7% – Hazy IPA featuring a boat load of Strata & Sabro hops on a generous, pillowy body. Combining our mutual love for The Boss & for live music, this beer’s name is a nod to the Bruce Springsteen song of the same name. Our mission is to help the struggling independent music venues of WA state, devastated like so many industries by the pandemic. We need the arts and music more than ever. We will see them resurrected. As the song says, “no retreat baby, no surrender.”

Multiplayer Guild Collab, IPA – 7% – IPA featuring Amarillo & Idaho 7 hops. Brewed in order to support the Washington Brewers Guild.

2021: A Spruce Odyssey, IPA W/ Sitka Spruce Tips – 6.5% – Featuring Sitka spruce tips, Citra, & Azacca hops for aromas of sweet tangerine, red berries, & evergreen sap with hints of tropical fruit. Juicy, lush body showcasing floral & lime-like flavors melding expertly with those of mango, peach, subtle herbal-spiciness, & cherry skins from the hops. Luscious & bittersweet on the back end with hints of orange hard candy and grapefruit rind complimenting a final spruce-resin pungency on the lingering finish.

Buckets of Metrics, DIPA – 9% – Double NEIPA Featuring Citra & HBC-586. Pungent hop dankness & loads of lush tropical fruit notes on the nose. Flavors of mango salsa with a floral-fruitiness akin to guava. Impressions of herbal-woodiness and cream enter midway before dissolving into flavors of citrus pith & pine tar. Rose-like notes of alcohol and some boozy-warmth on the long resinous finish.

Jun
21
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Urban Sketching @ Online (see listing)
Jun 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Urban Sketching with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Join an interactive workshop to do some urban sketching. Use a photo or real life reference to sketch buildings and trees while learning perspective techniques.

Supplies needed: pencils, paper, eraser.

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

Jun
25
Fri
Go Time Athletics West Seattle open house
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Come celebrate the Grand Opening of our new space in West Seattle, and enjoy our Open House on Friday, June 25th. We are incredibly pleased to announce our new indoor volleyball facility and toddler sports center, at 4835 West Marginal Way SW.

Go Time Athletics has expanded into the West Seattle area with their new flagship facility designers to service all of the West Seattle youth athletes. A full volleyball court, turfed area (coming in September), weight-room area, and more are available to train and develop athletes in multiple sports.

For those athletes playing baseball and softball, an indoor turfed area with batting cages is being built out and will be completed in September 2021. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling will also be offered soon.

Join us for a great opportunity to try out our gym for free. Bring your friends and family, and meet our head Volleyball Coach Joe Baleto along with our instructors.

Open House schedule is as follows:

10:00 am-1:00 pm – Toddler Time at Go Time Athletics West Seattle

Toddler Time – Bring your toddler to try out our new play space, and check out our sports offerings, including volleyball, basketball, soccer, bowling, corn hole, hopscotch, ring toss, obstacle course play, jumping on a trampoline, circle time, and more.

6:00 pm-9:00 pm – Open Volleyball Play at Go Time Athletics West Seattle

Open Volleyball Play – Join us for an evening of pick-up volleyball on our newly installed competition volleyball court! Bring your friends and play around for a bit. We’re offering summer camps, personal training sessions, clinics, coed leagues and open gym times.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun
30
Wed
Let’s Go to Luna Park: An Interview and Film Screening with Paul Moyes @ Online (see listing)
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is delighted to announce “Let’s Go to Luna Park: An Interview and Film Screening with Paul Moyes,” which will be held live via Zoom on Wednesday, June 30 at 6:00 PM. Registration is required. Please register HERE.

Earlier this year local filmmaker Paul Moyes released a documentary which explores the history of the Duwamish Peninsula’s short-lived amusement park. Moyes pieced together extensive research to illuminate what it would have been like to experience Luna Park during its existence in the early 20th century.

On June 30, Historical Society staff will facilitate an exclusive interview with Moyes, who will provide insight into his motivations for producing the film and the research process that made the documentary possible. Following the interview, the documentary will be screened. You won’t want to miss out on this special evening.

Jul
8
Thu
Grand opening @ The Princess and The Bear
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Princess and The Bear Tasting Room Grand Opening

July 8-July 11

Thursday through Sunday – 12:00pm to 6:00pm (last call at 5:30pm)

309 S Cloverdale St, Suite A1 in the South Park neighborhood

theprincessandthebear.com/Events/Tasting-Room

Offering hand selected small batch organic French wines, The Princess and The Bear brings their new tasting room to South Seattle with their grand opening event in South Park the weekend of July 8–July 11.

Words, Writers and Southwest Stories: Jill Wakefield: ‘The History of South Seattle College’ @ Online (see listing)
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is excited to announce that it is hosting Jill Wakefield for a live Zoom presentation on Thursday, July 8 at 6:00 PM. Wakefield will deliver a presentation entitled, “The History of South Seattle College.” Registration is required. Please register HERE.

South Seattle College has a rich history of service to the community of which it is a part. From its founding in 1969, to the current moment, South Seattle College has worked to transform lives and open doors for a better future through education. Join us on July 8 to learn more about how the College has worked to achieve this goal over the last five decades.

Dr. Jill Wakefield is the Chancellor Emeritus of Seattle Colleges, a three-college system with nearly 50,000 students. Jill was the longest serving and first female chancellor in the district’s history. Jill served Seattle Colleges for more than 40 years, starting out as a program assistant in the veterans office at South Seattle Community College, before serving as a public information officer, director of development, vice president for institutional advancement, vice president for instruction, and president of South Seattle College from 2003 to 2008.

This series is open to hosting any author or 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 by e-mail at Dora-Faye@comcast.net.

‘Words, Writers & Southwest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is offered in partnership with The Southwest Seattle Historical Society and The Seattle Public Library.

Jul
9
Fri
Grand opening @ The Princess and The Bear
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Princess and The Bear Tasting Room Grand Opening

July 8-July 11

Thursday through Sunday – 12:00pm to 6:00pm (last call at 5:30pm)

309 S Cloverdale St, Suite A1 in the South Park neighborhood

theprincessandthebear.com/Events/Tasting-Room

Offering hand selected small batch organic French wines, The Princess and The Bear brings their new tasting room to South Seattle with their grand opening event in South Park the weekend of July 8–July 11.

Jul
10
Sat
Grand opening @ The Princess and The Bear
Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Princess and The Bear Tasting Room Grand Opening

July 8-July 11

Thursday through Sunday – 12:00pm to 6:00pm (last call at 5:30pm)

309 S Cloverdale St, Suite A1 in the South Park neighborhood

theprincessandthebear.com/Events/Tasting-Room

Offering hand selected small batch organic French wines, The Princess and The Bear brings their new tasting room to South Seattle with their grand opening event in South Park the weekend of July 8–July 11.

Jul
11
Sun
Grand opening @ The Princess and The Bear
Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Princess and The Bear Tasting Room Grand Opening

July 8-July 11

Thursday through Sunday – 12:00pm to 6:00pm (last call at 5:30pm)

309 S Cloverdale St, Suite A1 in the South Park neighborhood

theprincessandthebear.com/Events/Tasting-Room

Offering hand selected small batch organic French wines, The Princess and The Bear brings their new tasting room to South Seattle with their grand opening event in South Park the weekend of July 8–July 11.

Jul
12
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Beginning Drawing @ Online (see listing)
Jul 12 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Beginning Drawing with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Join our beginning drawing workshop and learn about basic shading techniques while drawing a still life.

Supplies needed: paper, pencil, eraser.

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.

Jul
14
Wed
Summit Atlas online open house
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Summit Atlas, the free public charter school offering middle- and high-school classes in Arbor Heights, is having online open houses. Go here to register.

Jul
15
Thu
Grow[Ing] Up: A Literary Series About Growing Pains @ Online (see listing)
Jul 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

In this five-part series, writer D.A. Navoti welcomes readers of all ages to consider the pains of growing up. Tonight’s program focuses on Adulthood. Readers include Gabrielle Bates, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, and Raúl Sánchez.

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

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

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

SPEAKERS

Gabrielle Bates is a writer and visual artist originally from Birmingham, Alabama. Her work has appeared in a number of publications including the New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, and Ploughshares, and her poetry comics have been featured internationally in a variety of exhibitions, festivals, and conferences. Formerly the managing editor of the Seattle Review and a contributing editor for Poetry Northwest, Gabrielle currently serves as the Social Media Manager of Open Books: A Poem Emporium, a contributing editor for Bull City Press, and a University of Washington teaching fellow. She also volunteers as a poetry mentor through the Adroit teen mentorship program and teaches occasionally as a spotlight author through Seattle’s Writers in the Schools (WITS). With Luther Hughes and Dujie Tahat, she co-hosts the podcast The Poet Salon.

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is the author of two nonfiction titles and three novels, and the editor of five nonfiction anthologies. Her new book, The Freezer Door, is a New York Times Editors’ Choice, one of Oprah Magazine’s Best LGBTQ Books of 2020, and a finalist for the 2021 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award and a Lambda Literary Award. Her previous title, Sketchtasy, was one of NPR’s Best Books of 2018. Her first memoir, The End of San Francisco, won a Lambda Literary Award, and her sixth anthology, Between Certain Death and a Possible Future: Queer Writing on Growing up with the AIDS Crisis, will be out in October. Sycamore lives in Seattle.

Raúl Sánchez is the current City of Redmond Poet Laureate. He teaches poetry in Spanish through the Seattle Arts and Lectures (WITS) program, also through the Jack Straw Educational Project. In the last three years he volunteered for PONGO Teen Writing at the Juvenile Detention Center. Recently, he translated Ellen Ziegler’s book for the Museum of Antique Mexican Toys located in Mexico City. His forthcoming second collection When There Were No Borders will be released Spring 2021 from Flower Song Books, McAllen Texas.

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

Jul
16
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Hip-Hop Dance @ Online (see listing)
Jul 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Hip-Hop Dance with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Join us for some upbeat music and learn a simple hip-hop routine. A standing and seated version will be available.

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

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

Jul
17
Sat
Celebrate Independence open house at Daystar Retirement Village
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Celebrate Independence Open House
Saturday, July 17th 11 a-2 p

Daystar Retirement Village
2615 SW Barton Street

• Campus tours including our new Parkview Senior Residence for seniors 62 and up!

• Refreshments including Hot Dog Cart and Ice Cream Bars!

• Apartment showings by RSVP, but Walk-Ins welcome

206-937-6122
info@daystarseattle.com

Virtual Arts For 50+ Beginning Watercolors @ Online (see listing)
Jul 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Beginning Watercolors with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Join us for a step-by-step watercolor painting workshop where you’ll learn basic techniques such as color mixing.

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

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

Jul
22
Thu
Exploring Black Brilliance and Black Joy through Storytelling and Writing: Nature & the Outdoors @ Online (see listing)
Jul 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Listen to stories and explore fun writing prompts that can help you explore, create and share your own stories. Registration required. Click here to register for this event.

Join us for a four-part intergenerational series that celebrates Black joy and brilliance with local authors from African-American Writers’ Alliance, storytellers, youth, and elders from Seattle’s Black community. Topics to be covered include food and celebrations, nature and the outdoors, family and friends, and new experiences (memories new and old). For all ages, from 4 to 104, no writing experience is necessary! Sign up and drop in to one program, or sign up to attend all four.

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

Podcast: This event will be recorded for podcast.

Jul
23
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Time Travel To The 80s @ Online (see listing)
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Time Travel to the 80s with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Join our virtual tour of Japan and the United Kingdom using music and movement. Journey to a decade when people showed off their Running Man dance moves, MTV ruled the airwaves, and mullets and jheri curls were the must-have hairstyles. Dress comfortably and come in your 80s styles.

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

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

Jul
24
Sat
Virtual Arts For 50+ Sip And Paint Acrylics @ Online (see listing)
Jul 24 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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

Register on the Silver Kite website.

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

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

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

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

Jul
26
Mon
Virtual Arts for 50+ Dementia-Friendly Dance @ Online (see listing)
Jul 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Dance along with us to explore popular dances of the 20th century. Participants can sit or stand and will mirror the instructor’s simple dance moves.

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

Supplies needed: a favorite chair.

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

info@silverkite.us

Jul
27
Tue
Presentation: “Redlining in Seattle – Mapping Inequality” @ Online (see listing)
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm

From the 34th District Democrats:

Ubax Gardheere will present a program “Redlining in Seattle – Mapping Inequality” to help members of the 34th Dems and the community at large learn the history behind this topic. For most of its history Seattle was a segregated city, as committed to white supremacy as any location in America. People of color were excluded from most jobs, most neighborhoods and schools, and many stores, restaurants, hotels, and other commercial establishments, even hospitals. As in other western states, the system of severe racial discrimination in Seattle targeted not just African Americans but also Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, people of Mexican ancestry, and also, at times, Jews. Join us.

July 27, 7 pm on Zoom
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83582622336

Ubax is the Equitable Development Initiative Division Director in the City of Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development. She currently oversees the EDI fund the City is investing in community-based organizations working in Seattle on anti-displacement strategies and economic development opportunities. Ubax’s core values are rooted in Social Justice and transformative practice. she prioritizes working towards equity, authentically listening to community and she has extensive experience in community development and building an inclusive vision with many of Seattle’s communities of color. She was a member of the Housing Affordability Livability Agenda Committee. Ubax previously was a Program Director at Puget Sound Sage. She was responsible for advancing Sage’s priorities related to equitable transit-oriented development, she focused on land use policy, affordable housing policy, transit-oriented development, community based participatory planning, leadership development and importance of racial justice in policy making. Ubax serves as a Governance Group Member for Communities of Opportunity, a multi-million dollar, cross-sector initiative aimed at creating systems change across King County to address equitable health, housing and economic opportunity and serves on Serves on Seattle Foundation’s Covid response and recovery fund Advisory Board. She serves on the board of Regional Coalition for Housing (ARCH) a partnership of the County and East King County Cities who have joined together to assist with preserving and increasing the supply of housing for low– and moderate-income households in the region. Ubax is a proud single parent to three very energetic kids who keep her on her toes. She is also a candidate for King County Council District 9.

Jul
29
Thu
Lake Washington Physical Therapy’s West Seattle open house
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jul
30
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Indian Cooking @ Online (see listing)
Jul 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Make Goan Shrimp Pulao with Coconut Milk. It’s a quick and easy Indian rice recipe. Our version is mildly spiced and includes a Goan green masala. You will receive an ingredients list with your program registration confirmation.

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

Aug
12
Thu
Wine & Food Pairings at Brookdale Admiral Heights
Aug 12 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Brookdale Admiral Heights Presents

Wine & Food Pairing Event!

Join us on our Garden Terrace for an evening of delicious food and wine. You will learn the secrets to living well, lessons in well-being and longevity developed by the Blue Zones. Our celebrity guest is Michelle Babb, Registered Dietician and owner of eat. play. be.

Attendees will be entered to win all 3 of her books and a bottle wine!

Thursday, August 12th
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

RSVP by August 6th at tmeade@brookdale.com or

Via phone at (206) 512-7730. Only vaccinated guests

BJ Cummings @ Words, Writers, SouthWest Stories @ online
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm

Words, Writers & Southwest Stories, a speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is excited to announce that it is hosting BJ Cummings for a live Zoom presentation on Thursday, August 12 at 6:00 PM. Cummings will deliver a presentation on her book “The River That Made Seattle: A Human and Natural History of the Duwamish.” Registration is required. Please register HERE.

With bountiful salmon and fertile plains, the Duwamish River has drawn people to its shores over the centuries for trading, transport, and sustenance. Chief Si’ahl and his allies fished and lived in villages here and white settlers established their first settlements nearby. Industrialists later straightened the river’s natural turns and built factories on its banks, floating in raw materials and shipping out airplane parts, cement, and steel. Unfortunately, the very utility of the river has been its undoing, as decades of dumping led to the river being declared a Superfund cleanup site.

Using previously unpublished accounts by Indigenous people and settlers, BJ Cummings’s compelling narrative restores the Duwamish River to its central place in Seattle and Pacific Northwest history. Writing from the perspective of environmental justice—and herself a key figure in river restoration efforts—Cummings vividly portrays the people and conflicts that shaped the region’s culture and natural environment. She conducted research with members of the Duwamish Tribe, with whom she has long worked as an advocate. Cummings shares the river’s story as a call for action in aligning decisions about the river and its future with values of collaboration, respect, and justice.

BJ Cummings is the author of “The River That Made Seattle: A Human and Natural History of the Duwamish” (UW Press 2020), winner of the Association of King County Historical Association’s 2021 Virginia Marie Folkins Award for outstanding historical publication. Cummings founded the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition in 2001, served as the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance’s “Soundkeeper” from 1994–99, and as Sustainable Seattle’s Executive Director from 2016–18. She is currently the Community Engagement Manager for the University of Washington’s EDGE and Superfund Research Programs in the Environmental and Occupational Health Department in the School of Public Health, and is the co-author of several community health studies, including the Duwamish Valley Cumulative Health Impacts Analysis and Duwamish River Superfund Cleanup Plan Health Impact Assessment.

Cummings holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Geography from UCLA, and is the author and producer of numerous articles, books, and documentary films on environment and development issues locally and throughout the Americas, including her 1990 book, “Dam the Rivers, Damn the People: Resistance and Survival in Amazonian Brazil” (Earthscan/WWF UK), and 2000 documentary film “Ecosanctuary Belize” (Outside Television). Her work has been featured in Outside Television’s documentary film, The Waterkeepers and PBS Frontline’s Poisoned Waters, as well as numerous regional news outlets. Over the past two decades, Cummings has been recognized as a National River Network “River Hero,” Sustainable Seattle’s “Sustainability Hero,” King County’s Green Globe winner for Environmental Activism, recipient of Puget Soundkeeper Alliance’s “Inspiration Award,” and one of Seattle Magazine’s “10 most influential leaders.”

This presentation is part of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is grateful to Humanities Washington for their support. This series is open to hosting any author or 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 by e-mail at Dora-Faye@comcast.net.

Aug
20
Fri
Alain Johannes live in-store – free, all ages @ Easy Street Records
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm

Easy Street Records is happy to announce an in store performance by Chilean-American multi-instrumentalist & vocalist: Alain Johannes (Instagram) supporting his new release “HUM”.

Alain has collaborated with acts like:
Them Crooked Vultures, Queens of the Stoneage, PJ Harvey, as well as being a very significant contributor to Chris Cornell’s solo career.

This show will be FREE & ALL AGES.

Bar OPEN (I.D. required 21+).

See you on Friday August 20th!!!
🤘🏼

It’s been over 20 years since we’ve hosted Alain, the last time was with his band Eleven. Were you there???

Sep
20
Mon
Fresh Hop Week at Ounces
Sep 20 – Sep 26 all-day

Fresh Hop Week
Sept 20-26

It’s FRESH HOP SEASON!! For one full week, we’ll be featuring a rotating list of local, fresh and oh-so-tasty FRESH HOP BEERS! (with new beers tapped daily!)

More info here: ounceswestseattle.com/events/2021/9/20/fresh-hop-week

Sep
21
Tue
Dream Dinners Open House
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please Join Us: Tuesday, September 21st, 6pm – 8pm
For a Lively Open House
on our Front Patio
Live Performance by Payge Turner from The Voice,
Enter to Win a Guitar, Enjoy a Nosh from Dream Dinners!!

When the School of Rock says let’s team up you don’t say maybe. You say Right On! In the spirit of reconnecting with our neighbors let’s also reconnect with our community in need. We want to go above and beyond for the youth in foster care at Treehouse.

Did you know less than 50% of youth in foster care graduate? They need us to help them get off to a great start at school. They need us for the encouragement & confidence that comes from knowing people are out there rooting for them. We can help them cross the finish line to graduation!! Please join us in donating.

Thank you for your consideration of getting involved and supporting our community! Every little bit counts!!

TWO WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS WORTHY CAUSE

1.) DONATE TO OUR TREEHOUSE FUNDRAISING PAGE:

https://engage.treehouseforkids.org/dreamdinners-schoolofrock

2.) PURCHASE DREAM DINNERS – FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES & MUCH MORE

We are offering 3 medium Family-Size meals in which each meal serves 2-3 people for $50. We will give back $10 to Treehouse to purchase more essential school supplies, school clothes, extra-curricular supplies for art, sports, musical instruments, acting, bikes and more.

PLEASE SELECT A DINNER PICK-UP DATE & TIME:

Click the link to sign up & select your 3 family-size meals.
We request 24 hour advance notice to prepare meals. Please sign up before dates below.

Thursday September 23rd from 6:30p-7:30pm https://dreamdinners.com/session/899385
Friday September 24th from 12pm -1pm https://dreamdinners.com/session/899386
Saturday September 25th from 10:30am -11:30am https://dreamdinners.com/session/899387

Guitar give away: Entries are free to attendees, Entries taken from 6pm – 7pm, One entry per guest, Must be present to win, Drawing at 7:30pm Sept. 21st 2021.

Come Early & Good Luck!

Sep
24
Fri
Duwamish River Rally @ South Park Plaza
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

On September 24, 2021, the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition is hosting the Duwamish River Rally, a peaceful walk to call attention to the EPA suggested rollbacks for the cleanup of the Duwamish River. The event will start at the South Park Plaza (8456 Dallas Ave S.).

The Duwamish River Rally is an opportunity for the community to amplify their voice, demonstrate support for a full Duwamish River cleanup as well as the advancement of health equity and environmental justice in the Duwamish Valley.

Why? Without community consultation, EPA and responsible parties recently proposed three changes to our river cleanup plan. These changes increase toxic exposures, health risks to our community and undermine communities hard-won river cleanup which violates EPA’s and Ecology’s environmental justice policies. These changes ignore our local governments’ stated commitments to equity, and threaten to further exacerbate pronounced health disparities that have been documented in our communities.

The communities most impacted by the Duwamish Superfund site are in Seattle’s low-income, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Immigrant and Refugee neighborhoods of South Park and Georgetown – areas that are home to some of Seattle’s most economically disenfranchised households with poor health outcomes. To begin to right the scales of justice, our community deserves the most thorough cleanup possible – or, at least the cleanup that was ordered by EPA in their 2014 Record of Decision for the Superfund Site.

The Duwamish River must be recovered to standards that support our community and fishing for future generations. Join us at the Duwamish River Rally!

This is a COVID safe peaceful walk towards the South Park Bridge from the South park Plaza. Join us! #RiverforALL

WHERE: South Park Plaza, 8456 Dallas Ave S, Seattle, WA 9810

WHEN: Friday, September 24, 2021 from 5-7pm

WHO: This is a peaceful, family friendly event — all ages welcome

Sep
25
Sat
West End Girls Drag @ Skylark Café & Club
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm

It’s back and better than ever! Join our special guest hostess, Old Witch, and your West End drag favorites: Londyn Bradshaw and Fraya Love, and special guests Rowan Ruthless, Anita Spritzer, and Baby Witch Nightshade! Come early to grab a table and dinner. Door at 7 pm, show at 8 pm. All Ages.

Door at 7 pm, show at 8 pm. $15 All Ages. Get tickets to this show online here.

** PROOF OF VACCINATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT**

Your West End Girls have requested proof of vaccination to attend this show. Please bring your COVID vaccination card, a photo of your card, or a digital version of your card with your photo ID. This policy will be reevaluated on a monthly basis per CDC guidelines. We thank you for your support as we continue to navigate this new life back on the stage.

Oct
1
Fri
Oktoberfest at Ounces
Oct 1 – Oct 3 all-day

Oktoberfest
October 1 – 3-10 pm | October 2 – 12-10 pm | October 3 – 11 am-8 pm

Grab your lederhosen and head to Ounces for three days of Oktoberfest fun! Event features local craft beer, bavarian food, live music and family friendly fun for the whole family! This event is FREE and open to all ages/dogs. Vaccination required if over 16.
Full event details at ounceswestseattle.com/oktoberfest

OKTOBERFEST LINEUP OF EVENTS INCLUDES:

Live Music:
Bonnie Birch Trio: Friday, Oct 1 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Smilin’ Scandinavians: Saturday, Oct 2 from 5-8 pm

Bavarian Food:
Zieglers Bratwurst Haus (serving daily Oct 1-3)

Local Craft Oktoberfest beer:
Participating Breweries include:
Reuben’s Brews
Chainline Brewing
Black Raven Brewing
Flying Lion Brewing
Aslan Brewing

Oktoberfest Stein Raise Competition(s):
Friday, Oct 1 at 7 pm | Saturday, Oct 2 at 4 pm

Come raise a stein with us! (…for as long as you can!) Event is FREE & we will provide everything you need to compete! Register online or just show up to participate!
More info & to register: ounceswestseattle.com/oktoberfest-steinraise

Oktoberfest Fun Run/Walk:
Sunday, Oct 3 at noon

Burn some calories before you start sipping that Oktoberfest beer! Join us for a fun run/walk along the Alki trail and back to Ounces. Run is FREE and open to everyone (strollers/pets too!) and perfect for all fitness levels. Just show up by noon to run/walk!
More info here: https://www.ounceswestseattle.com/oktoberfestrun

Oktoberfest Cornhole Tournament:
Sunday, Oct 3 from 11 am-4 pm

Are you a Cornhole Master? Show off your skills in our Oktoberfest Cornhole Tournament! Winner takes $400! $50 entry fee for team of 2.
More info & to register: ounceswestseattle.com/oktoberfest-cornhole

Oct
10
Sun
Fauntleroy Creek drumming to call the salmon home
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Salmon drumming on Fauntleroy Creek
October 10 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Bring your mask and a drum of any kind to this annual all-ages event hosted by the Fauntleroy Watershed Council. We’ll keep our distance as we drum and sing to call coho spawners into Fauntleroy Creek. 4539 SW Director Place (near upper SW Director and Fauntleroy Way SW , across from the ferry terminal); drumming will guide you into the circle. Heavy rain cancels.

Oct
16
Sat
Fall Beer Showcase at Ounces
Oct 16 – Oct 17 all-day

Fall Beer Showcase
October 16-17

Fall is here — and that means FALL BEER is too! Come sip the flavors of the season. We’ll have 30 taps of nothing but fall beer including fresh hops, Oktoberfest, Pumpkin, Cider and Fall seasonals!
More info here: ounceswestseattle.com/events/2021/10/16/fall-beer-showcase

Oct
28
Thu
Seattle Lutheran High School fall 2021 open house
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm

Seattle Lutheran High School Open House – October 28, 2021
7 PM

Interested in robotics but love to play soccer? Do you love the stage, but enjoy giving back to the community? At SLHS you can do all those things! We invite you to join us as we talk about these programs and many others that students can participate and excel in while at SLHS. Seattle Lutheran High School has a unique and successful approach to education. Join us for our open house to discover if SLHS is the right fit for you. To register or for more information contact Sally Heit @ sheit@seattlelutheran.org