West Seattle Event Calendar

*11/28/20 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.

Aug
18
Tue
Black Joy And Mindful Movements – A Virtual Event @ Online (see listing)
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This is a live streaming event on Seattle Public Library Kids: YouTube channel. Join teen intern, Leeah, for a fun, early-learning program where she will read picture books by Black authors and/or Illustrators, and guide little ones through some mindful movements.

Join teen intern, Leeah, for a fun, early-learning program where she will read picture books by Black authors and/or Illustrators, and guide little ones through some mindful movements. Geared towards kids 8 and under. In partnership with The Bureau of Fearless Ideas.

Aug
24
Mon
Hora Del Cuento Virtual En Español Para Todas Las Habilidades @ Online (see listing)
Aug 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Para registrarse para estos eventos, contacte a Sandra Urite a The Arc of King County:
206.829.7028 / SUrite@arcofkingcounty.org

¡Únete a The Arc of King County junto a The Seattle Public Library, para una experiencia de cuentos virtual! Compartiremos canciones, libros y actividades de movimiento. Disfruta de este tiempo de cuento interactivo y sensorial desde la comodidad del hogar.

The Arc of King County facilitará la Hora del Cuento en español usando Zoom. Los participantes registrados tendrán la opción de recibir un kit de la Hora del Cuento que incluye: un maraca, una bufanda, y más sorpresas.

Aug
25
Tue
Black Joy And Mindful Movements – A Virtual Event @ Online (see listing)
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

This is a live streaming event on Seattle Public Library Kids: YouTube channel. Join teen intern, Ruth, for a fun, early-learning program where she will read picture books by Black authors and/or Illustrators, and guide little ones through some mindful movements.

Join teen intern, Ruth, for a fun, early-learning program where she will read picture books by Black authors and/or Illustrators, and guide little ones through some mindful movements. Geared towards kids 8 and under. In partnership with The Bureau of Fearless Ideas.

Oct
17
Sat
Explorer West Middle School remote previews @ Online
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am

October 17, 10 AM
December 8, 6:30 PM

Explorer West Middle School serves grades 6-8 in West Seattle. We invite you to explore our small and supportive community – virtually! Topics covered include:

Our programs, including core, co-curricular, and afterschool offerings
Our current hybrid schedule
Outdoor classrooms
Life in our community

We will be on hand to answer questions and discuss admissions. Please contact Dawn with any questions at (206) 935-0495 or dawnf@explorer-west.org.

To register and get participation information – go here

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Oct
24
Sat
Spooky Town Grab n Go at Steve Cox Memorial Park
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Oct
25
Sun
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 25 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Oct 25 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

Oct
26
Mon
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 26 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Oct 26 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

Oct
27
Tue
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 27 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Oct 27 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

Keith And Chenoa Egawa Discuss “The Whale Child” @ Online (see listing)
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This brother and sister writing team share the story of Shiny, a whale child that becomes a boy to help humans understand the harm facing the world’s oceans.

Registration required. Please click here to register.

The Whale Child introduces children ages 7 to 12 to existing environmental issues with a message of hope, education, sharing, and action.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and Seattle City of Literature. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Shiny is a whale child. One day his mother teaches him about the harm facing the world’s oceans because of human carelessness. Shiny agrees to be turned into a boy by the ocean’s water spirit so he can visit the land and alert people to these dangers. He meets Alex, a young Coast Salish girl who learns from Shiny that the living spirit of water exists in everything–glaciers, rivers, oceans, rain, plants, and all living creatures. Together the two travel the earth, confronting the realities of a planet threatened by an uncertain future. Inspired by Shiny’s hope, humor, and wisdom, Alex makes the promise to become a teacher for future generations. She realizes that the timeless Indigenous value of environmental stewardship is needed now more than ever and that we must all stand up on behalf of Mother Earth.

Written and illustrated by Indigenous authors Keith Egawa and Chenoa Egawa, The Whale Child introduces children ages 7 to 12 to existing environmental issues with a message of hope, education, sharing, and action. Also included are resources for students and teachers to facilitate learning about Pacific Northwest Indigenous cultures and the environment.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

KEITH and CHENOA EGAWA are siblings who co-wrote and illustrated The Whale Child (2020) and Tani’s Search for the Heart (2013). They are both enrolled members of the Lummi Indian Nation.

KEITH EGAWA is a graduate of the University of Washington’s Creative Writing program and author of the novel Madchild Running (Red Crane Books Inc. 1999). Keith’s extensive work experience in the fields of Children and Family Services and Indian Education Reform has provided him with both inspiration and insight into this subject matter. Keith has been awarded several artists grants, including the ARTs Up grant through the Seattle Arts Commission, which was used to conduct a series of writing workshops for Native youth in the Seattle area.

CHENOA EGAWA is the owner of Swan Clan Productions. She is a traditional Native singer, storyteller, ceremonial leader, and medicine carrier. Chenoa has served as a Lummi delegate and an interpreter in Central and South America and for the UN. She has also served as Indian Education liaison in public and tribal schools, promoting racial equity through art and education.

PRAISE:

“Vivid illustrations juxtapose the beauty and scale of the natural world that the children explore. . . . This necessary read decolonizes the Western construction of climate change.”

—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“For the Coast Salish people, the nonhuman living world is not filled with resources to be abused and extracted—rather, these are our relatives that carry our original instructions. . . . Promoting these concepts and the necessary fusion of Indigenous ecological perspectives with western understandings is the fully realized mantra narrated for us in this marvelous story. The critical insights of our responsibilities and the truth of reciprocity—particularly with water, the first medicine—are woven into each page. Through playful adventure, the essence of ancient instructions emerges in the context of a modern world.”

—Valerie Segrest, Muckleshoot, author, Native food systems strategist and wild medicine expert

“A treasure of a book—educational, inspirational, and beautiful!”

—Keely Parrack, author of Morning, Sunshine!

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.

Oct
28
Wed
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 28 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Oct 28 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force @ Online
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Next CTF meeting. Connection information will appear on this page.

SDOT at HPAC @ Online
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm

Highland Park Neighborhood: Community Check-in Meeting
On Wednesday, October 28, we will be checking-in with Highland Park, to report back to the larger community on what we heard on the Home Zone walks on October 20-21, and collect additional feedback from community to develop a proposed home zone plan. A home zone plan involves the entire neighborhood working together to prioritize improvements that calm traffic and improve pedestrian mobility and neighborhood livability.

The meeting will be co-hosted with Highland Park Action Coalition (HPAC).

Oct
29
Thu
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 29 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Oct 29 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

Oct
30
Fri
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 30 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Oct 30 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

Oct
31
Sat
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 31 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Oct 31 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

HALLOWEEN EVERYTHING!
Oct 31 all-day

In case you haven’t found it – our list of EVERYTHING Halloween including decorated West Seattle homes and trick-or-treat events is here.

No-contact trick-or-treating at HPIC
Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Walk by the HPIC courtyard, say boo! and try to grab some candy off our fence! Scary monsters will be watching!

Contact-free neighborhood trick or treat.
Masks required and walkers only – the parking lot will be closed.

From 3 to 5 pm on Halloween – Saturday, October 31.

Nov
1
Sun
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 1 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Nov 1 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

Nov
2
Mon
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 2 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Nov 2 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

Nov
3
Tue
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 3 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Nov 3 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

Nov
4
Wed
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 4 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Nov 4 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

Nov
5
Thu
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 5 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Nov 5 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

Nov
6
Fri
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 6 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Nov 6 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

Nov
7
Sat
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 7 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Nov 7 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

Nov
8
Sun
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 8 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Nov 8 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

Nov
9
Mon
Greater West Seattle Middle School Virtual Information Night @ Online
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm

Greater West Seattle Virtual Middle School Information Night – November 9, 2020 at 6 pm
Have questions about what to expect in middle school, or how to select the right school for your student? Wondering what options are available in or near West Seattle? We invite you to join a virtual session which includes schools representing public, private, charter, and independent schools. A general information session will begin the call and then participants will be able to attend a question and answer session with individual schools through the school’s Zoom link. Registration is required to attend this event.

To attend this event register through this link: https://jkokkonis.typeform.com/to/OSYgxGck

Zoom links will be emailed to registered participants the day of the event. Check out our Facebook page for updates.

Schools participating in the event:
Explorer West
Harbor School
Holy Family
Holy Rosary
Hope Lutheran School
Madison Middle School
McMurray Middle School
Our Lady of Guadalupe
St. Francis
Summit Atlas
Westside School

Questions? Email Ted Holmes at tedh@westsideschool.org or Sally Heit, at sheit@hopeseattle.org

Nov
10
Tue
Westside School Lower School Information Night @ Online
Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Westside School Lower School Virtual Information Event (preschool through 4th grade)

Imaginations Invited!

Learn more about Westside School.
Tuesday, 11/10 from 5-6:30.
Contact Tedh@westsideschool.org and he will get you the link to this event.

Nov
12
Thu
Madison Middle School addition community meeting @ Online
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm

Find out more about the planned addition. Meeting link is here.

West Seattle Elementary School addition community meeting @ Online
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm
Nov
17
Tue
Hope Lutheran School informational events @ Online
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm

Virtual All-School Open House – November 17, 2020, 6 pm via Zoom
We invite you to our All-School Open House on Zoom, hosted by Admissions Director, Sally Heit. It’s never too early to think about learning opportunities for your student(s) for the coming Fall. Meet the administrative staff, teachers from preschool, elementary and middle school, and hear about how Hope School is conducting in-person and remote learning in this uncertain time of Covid19. To attend the event, register through this link: https://forms.gle/1coHMjAJCEh1gowF6 The Zoom link will be emailed to registered families the day of the event. Questions, email admissions@hopeseattle.org or visit our Apply page on our website.

Kindergarten Information Night – December 1, 2020 6:00 p.m. Via Zoom
Kindergarten is a big milestone for your child, and there are many educational options to choose from. We want to help you with that decision by giving you information regarding kindergarten readiness and what to expect that first year. Join us December 1 to learn more about how ready your child is for kindergarten and what kindergarten looks like at Hope School. To attend this virtual event, please register using this link: https://forms.gle/mmRdnsvH3rhjt5A86. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to participants the day of the event. Questions? Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information.

Preschool Open House – Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
Make sure to add the Preschool Open House to the calendar. Most preschools begin to register students for the coming fall at this time, so it is never too early to do your research. Although your student(s) won’t be able to explore the classroom, our teachers will be on hand to answer questions and talk about our play-based approach to learning and building a strong foundation for your little one to grow from. To register to attend this event, click this link: https://forms.gle/5Uw6ygCK3uPVKPto9 Questions? Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information.

Nov
18
Wed
Westside School Middle School Information Night @ Online
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Westside School Middle School Virtual Information Event

Imaginations Invited!

Learn more about Westside School.
Tuesday, 11/18 from 5-6:15
Contact Tedh@westsideschool.org and he will get you the link to this event.

Nov
19
Thu
West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting @ Online
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Standing info:

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition meetings are held online:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86854259118

Meeting ID: 868 5425 9118

Nov
21
Sat
Turkey and groceries giveaway @ Eastridge Church
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

1,500 Free Thanksgiving Turkeys and Bags of Groceries for Families in Need

Eastridge Church will provide 1,500 free Thanksgiving turkeys and bags of groceries to families in need on Saturday, November 21, beginning at 9 a.m. (while supplies last) at their two locations: Issaquah and Seattle. The church will also be giving away new gloves for adults and children.

The giveaway will take a different look this year, in light of Covid-19 restrictions, and will be drive-thru only. The church asks that everyone stay in their cars and wear a mask when receiving their Thanksgiving meal. Also, please refrain from arriving too early to avoid traffic back-up on public streets.

For 17 years, Eastridge Church has put on the giveaway and offered a free turkey and bag of groceries to families in the community who may need a little help to put a holiday meal on their table. Eastridge Church’s goal through the event is to demonstrate to its neighbors that Eastridge cares by providing a meal this Thanksgiving.

When: Saturday, November 21, starting at 9 a.m., while supplies last

The West Seattle Campus of Eastridge Church
4500 39th Avenue SW, Seattle

The 1,500 dinner packages will be given out first-come, first-served, with no demonstration of need required to receive the assistance. One per household, drive-thru only. Please wear a mask and remain in your car. Please refrain from arriving too early to avoid traffic back-up on public streets.

For more information, contact Eastridge Church at 425-270-6300 or EastridgeToday.com/turkeys

Nov
26
Thu
West Seattle coffee shops open Thanksgiving Day 2020
Nov 26 all-day

Updated 11/26/2020

We’re compiling this list of independent local coffee shops planning to be open Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26th) 2020. From past experience we can tell you that plans might change between the time we got this info and the holiday’s arrival, especially in this unpredictable year.

C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor): Open 7 am-4 pm. Window service, alley side. (5612 California SW)

Cupcake Royale: Open 9 am-noon. (4556 California SW)

Dubsea Coffee: Open 8 am-3 pm. (9910 8th SW)

Freshy’s: Open 7 am-2 pm for takeout. Soups & sandwiches as well as coffee/beverages. (2735 California SW)

Lula Coffee Co.: Open 6 am-2 pm. Features a drive-thru window. (4451 California SW)

Mocha Mojo: Drive-up/walk-up, open 7:30 am-11:30 am. (30th/Roxbury)

Nos Nos Coffee House (WSB sponsor): Open 8 am-2 pm for coffee and pastries only. (6080 35th SW)

Realfine Coffee: Open 7 am-1 pm. (4480 Fauntleroy Way SW)

The Birdhouse: Open 7 am-noon. (3507 SW Henderson)

West Bay Espresso: Drive-thru/walk-up. Open 7 am-1 pm. (2255 Harbor SW)

West Seattle Grounds: Open 7 am-1 pm. (2141 California SW)

Youngstown Coffee Company: Open 8 am-1 pm. (6032 California SW)

We’re still checking – will add anyone else we find – westseattleblog@gmail.com if you have info – thank you!

West Seattle restaurants etc. open Thanksgiving Day 2020
Nov 26 all-day

Updated 11/26/2020:

Here are the West Seattle restaurants that told us they’re planning to be open on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 26, 2020), so far. Names are linked to websites when available. PLEASE note, in most cases, this is what we were told by phone a few days before the holiday – we won’t necessarily be notified if there’s a change, so check first! (And if you have a change/addition – please let us know ASAP – text 206-293-6302 – thank you!)

The Bridge: Open 4-9 pm, serving Thanksgiving dinner. (6301 California SW)

Buddha Ruksa: 4-9 pm for takeout.(3520 SW Genesee)

Freshy’s: Open 7 am-2 pm for takeout. Soups & sandwiches as well as coffee/beverages. (2735 California SW)

Great American Diner and Bar: Open for takeout 8 am-10 pm with special dinner menu – some dinners available family-size as well as individual. (4752 California SW)

Gyro Heroes: Takeout, open 10 am-9 pm. (4111 SW Admiral Way)

Maharaja Cuisine of India: Open 11 am-11 pm for takeout. 206-935-9443 or order online. (4542 California SW)

Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor): Open 12 pm-8 pm for takeout and limited outdoor dining but all booked up at last check. 206-937-1600. (1936 Harbor SW)

Spring House Thai Takeout 11:30 am-10 pm but might close early if slow. 206-937-8807. (2223 California SW) –

Again, we compile this list as a service, but an establishment might change its mind, so if you find something on this list NOT open – or something open that’s not on our list – please let us know ASAP so we can update! Thank you.

P.S. If you’re just looking for Thanksgiving coffee – see our separate list!

Hall at Fauntleroy Thanksgiving Dinner 2020 – CANCELED
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

UPDATE – CANCELED ENTIRELY as of 11/17

The 22nd annual Hall at Fauntleroy Community Thanksgiving meal will be on Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 26th – from 11 am to 2 pm.

This year’s feast will be Take-out style.

We will be in front of the Hall at Fauntleroy handing out fully prepared Thanksgiving meals and totes with other essentials.

The Hall at Fauntleroy is located at 9131 California Ave SW.

To our amazing volunteers, we can’t wait to gather for full service dining next year!

For now, we invite you to breathe deeply into this pause and come on by to pick up a meal for you, a friend, family member or a neighbor.

We are accepting, and would truly appreciate, donations:

~ Reusable grocery/tote bags

~ Masks

~ Hand sanitizer

~ New blankets

~ Hand warmers

~ Cash donations

Please call Meg Haggerty 206-353-8382 to arrange for drop off of donations by Friday, November 20th.

In the spirit of our core mission of gathering to feed the heart, soul and bellies of the community, we would like to put out a special thank you and invitation to our colleagues in the hard hit hospitality and arts industries.

We hope to see all of you as we navigate this different kind of year ~ even if it is just a drive by with a honk and wave!

Brought you to by Seeds of Love, the Haggerty Family, and from the generous donations of our neighbors and community.

Nov
27
Fri
Holy Rosary School’s 2020 Christmas Tree Lot
Nov 27 – Dec 14 all-day

Holy Rosary School will once again host their annual tree lot.  The lot, located on the Holy Rosary School playground, will open Friday, November 27 and remain open through mid-December. The lot will offer Noble, Douglas and Fraser firs ranging in height from 4-8′ … Specialty heights, up to 11′, may be requested.

Holiday greenery is also for sale. Circle and cross wreaths, garland sold by the foot and Seattle Lutheran poinsettias will be available for pre-order or to purchase at the lot.

Multiple purchase options will be available:

1. Pre-purchase on the school web site
2. Shop from your car
3. Shop the lot, masks and social distancing required

Delivery will be available, for an additional $25 fee, as a fundraiser for the 8th-grade class.  In addition to proceeds benefiting Holy Rosary School and Seattle Lutheran (poinsettias only), two local charities will also receive a portion of the proceeds, Salvation Army Hickman House and West Seattle Food Bank. Lot hours, directions and additional information may be found at https://holyrosaryws.org/give/tree-lot/. Thank you for your support!

Dec
1
Tue
Hope Lutheran School informational events @ Online
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm

Virtual All-School Open House – November 17, 2020, 6 pm via Zoom
We invite you to our All-School Open House on Zoom, hosted by Admissions Director, Sally Heit. It’s never too early to think about learning opportunities for your student(s) for the coming Fall. Meet the administrative staff, teachers from preschool, elementary and middle school, and hear about how Hope School is conducting in-person and remote learning in this uncertain time of Covid19. To attend the event, register through this link: https://forms.gle/1coHMjAJCEh1gowF6 The Zoom link will be emailed to registered families the day of the event. Questions, email admissions@hopeseattle.org or visit our Apply page on our website.

Kindergarten Information Night – December 1, 2020 6:00 p.m. Via Zoom
Kindergarten is a big milestone for your child, and there are many educational options to choose from. We want to help you with that decision by giving you information regarding kindergarten readiness and what to expect that first year. Join us December 1 to learn more about how ready your child is for kindergarten and what kindergarten looks like at Hope School. To attend this virtual event, please register using this link: https://forms.gle/mmRdnsvH3rhjt5A86. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to participants the day of the event. Questions? Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information.

Preschool Open House – Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
Make sure to add the Preschool Open House to the calendar. Most preschools begin to register students for the coming fall at this time, so it is never too early to do your research. Although your student(s) won’t be able to explore the classroom, our teachers will be on hand to answer questions and talk about our play-based approach to learning and building a strong foundation for your little one to grow from. To register to attend this event, click this link: https://forms.gle/5Uw6ygCK3uPVKPto9 Questions? Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information.

Dec
4
Fri
Winter Wander: A West Seattle Scavenger Hunt
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm

Title: Winter Wander ~ A West Seattle Scavenger Hunt

Dates: 5 PM, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 to 7 PM, Sunday, Dec. 13

Free, and open to all West Seattle residents of every age.

Participants can enter the prize drawing for $200 in local merchant gift certificates by sending qualifying selfies to WinterWander2020@gmail.com

More details at http://wondersinaliceland.com/winter-wander/

A free community event sponsored by Alice Kuder, REALTOR® Berkshire Hathaway HS NW Real Estate, and Just in Case, Disaster Preparedness Services

Direct your questions to Alice Kuder, 206-707-9800, WinterWander2020@gmail.com

OLG’s Virtual Light Up the Night @ Online
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm
Dec
5
Sat
The Bridge School Cooperative Elementary Virtual Open House and Live Q&A Event @ Online
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Bridge School Cooperative Elementary Virtual Open House and Live Q&A Event

Description: Please join us for our December Informational Open House and Live Q&A event on December 5th 1-2 pm. Get started here: https://form.jotform.com/82055471508153

Date: 12/05/2020 (Sat.)
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PST
Location: The Bridge School via Zoom

Dec
8
Tue
Westside School Middle School Virtual Information Event @ Online
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Westside School Middle School Virtual Information Event
Imaginations Invited! Learn more about Westside School.

Tuesday, 12/8 from 5-6:15
Contact Tedh@westsideschool.org and he will get you the link to this event.

Explorer West Middle School remote previews @ Online
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm

October 17, 10 AM
December 8, 6:30 PM

Explorer West Middle School serves grades 6-8 in West Seattle. We invite you to explore our small and supportive community – virtually! Topics covered include:

Our programs, including core, co-curricular, and afterschool offerings
Our current hybrid schedule
Outdoor classrooms
Life in our community

We will be on hand to answer questions and discuss admissions. Please contact Dawn with any questions at (206) 935-0495 or dawnf@explorer-west.org.

To register and get participation information – go here

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Dec
9
Wed
Online: ‘Story Time with Miss Nancy’ @ Online (see listing)
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

Seattle Public Library is releasing weekly story times and learning from home tips on their Kid’s YouTube channel: Wednesday December 9 @ 10am “Story Time with Miss Nancy” Virtual YouTube Premiere. Sing songs and read books about snow.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

34th District Democrats Holiday Celebration @ Online
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

Register to attend.

Holiday Celebration Program

7:00pm – Welcome & Holiday Giving

As we approach the holiday season, we are saddened we cannot gather with family and friends to celebrate and to share in our traditional potluck meal together. Instead of preparing a potluck dish to share, consider making a donation to one of our four local food banks listed below.

Food Banks

White Center Food Bank

Highline Area Food Bank

Vashon Island Food Bank

West Seattle Food Bank

7:05pm – Mingle

Join us for breakout sessions as we mingle with fellow members, hear about holiday plans, and bring cheer to one another!

7:30pm – Annual Awards

Do you know someone who has made outstanding contributions to the 34th this year, a PCO who has gone above and beyond, or an elected official whose advocacy has inspired you? Nominate them for the 34th Democrats Annual Awards, to be announced at our virtual holiday party on December 9th. Read more about the awards and make nominations on this form. Nominations are due by November 30th.

7:50pm – Candidate Speeches

In January we will be electing new officers for our organization. This is an opportunity to hear from the candidates who have declared they are running for an officer position. If you are interested in running or would like to declare your intention to run, please reach out to chair@34dems.org.

8:10pm – Depart

Dec
10
Thu
Click, Mingle, & Jingle @ Online
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce presents a virtual holiday party! CLICK, Mingle & Jingle will still be a business networking event, with fun and prizes in the mix. Tickets are $50/members, $60/non-members, with each ticket INCLUDING a $30 gift card to a Chamber-member restaurant. This event presented by Nucor Steel Seattle, Inc. will be held Thursday, December 10, 2020, 6-8 pm. Get tickets and support your local Chamber at this link:

westseattle.wschamber.com/events/details/click-mingle-jingle-2020-presented-by-nucor-steel-seattle-2866

Dec
11
Fri
Seattle Lutheran High School presents ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ @ Online
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Seattle Lutheran High School Presents:

This fall, Seattle Lutheran Drama is proud to present a rare holiday-themed performance! It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry is an adaptation of the classic film interpreted as a 1940’s-style radio drama. Clarence, an Angel 2nd Class, is given the daunting task of teaching George Bailey about all the good he has put into the world in order to prevent George from taking his own life. George sees his hometown and the changes that would have occurred if he had never been born. Our talented actors will each perform from their homes, assisted by live practical sound effects. Filled with all your favorite characters and lines, this heart-felt Christmas classic is sure to please!

Streaming ONE NIGHT ONLY! Friday, December 11th

Tickets: $15 per device: Purchase tickets at: https://www.broadwayondemand.com/not-live/axqvbhE87LWS-its-a-wonderful-life-a-live-radio-play–seattle-lutheran-high-school–december-11?channel=live-productions

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc

Dec
12
Sat
Holiday photos at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fauntleroy Fall Festival, Gail Ann Photography, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (FCSA) & Children’s Center (FCC) want to do something thoughtful for those in our community during this very different holiday. 

Join us for a Holiday Portrait Pop-Up!

Complimentary family photos with Gail Ann Photography to those who drop off canned goods and/or pet food for those in need at the Fauntleroy Community Center right before their photo op. Remember your family pic from the Fall Festival? That’s her!

Historic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, Room #4
 Saturday, December 12, 9am – 3pm


Sunday, December 13, 9am – 3pm

Sessions for your Covid-pod are ‘sans’ Santa. After all, Santa is in the high-risk category and we wouldn’t want to do anything to harm him! However, when you look closely at our set you will see that Santa is always near.

We all need a little Christmas this year. This is a great opportunity to have a professional portrait to share with your loved ones this holiday season. Have fun with it – wear your pjs, bring the dog, bring your parents, wear a holiday mask! Due to Covid-19 props are limited so you might want to bring your child’s favorite teddy bear, a wrapped present, or little red wagon!

We know you’ll enjoy your complimentary social media memento of the season! It’s complimentary with your food/pet donation. OR Receive full res digital files to use as you wish – this will allow you to create your own holiday cards or prints for holiday gift giving! Cost is $40 AND 25% goes back to the community via FCSA.

All sessions are by appointment only. 

Click here to make your appointment. 
No long lines with time to sanitize between families!

Got questions? gail@gailannphotography.com

Happy Holidays, West Seattle! From your friends at Fauntleroy Fall Festival, Gail Ann Photography, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (FCSA) & Children’s Center (FCC).

Virtual Arts For 50+ Holiday Paper Decorations @ Online (see listing)
Dec 12 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Holiday Paper Decorations with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. Password is case sensitive.

Brighten up the season with festive paper decorations. In this class, we’ll make paper ornaments and garlands which you can use to spruce up your digs.

Supplies needed: assortment of paper (construction paper, card stock, printer paper, paper from the recycling bin), scissors, glue stick or liquid glue, circle template (round jar lid or 16 oz. canned food can), paper clips, small pieces of wire or needle and thread.

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.

Dec
13
Sun
Holiday photos at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fauntleroy Fall Festival, Gail Ann Photography, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (FCSA) & Children’s Center (FCC) want to do something thoughtful for those in our community during this very different holiday. 

Join us for a Holiday Portrait Pop-Up!

Complimentary family photos with Gail Ann Photography to those who drop off canned goods and/or pet food for those in need at the Fauntleroy Community Center right before their photo op. Remember your family pic from the Fall Festival? That’s her!

Historic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, Room #4
 Saturday, December 12, 9am – 3pm


Sunday, December 13, 9am – 3pm

Sessions for your Covid-pod are ‘sans’ Santa. After all, Santa is in the high-risk category and we wouldn’t want to do anything to harm him! However, when you look closely at our set you will see that Santa is always near.

We all need a little Christmas this year. This is a great opportunity to have a professional portrait to share with your loved ones this holiday season. Have fun with it – wear your pjs, bring the dog, bring your parents, wear a holiday mask! Due to Covid-19 props are limited so you might want to bring your child’s favorite teddy bear, a wrapped present, or little red wagon!

We know you’ll enjoy your complimentary social media memento of the season! It’s complimentary with your food/pet donation. OR Receive full res digital files to use as you wish – this will allow you to create your own holiday cards or prints for holiday gift giving! Cost is $40 AND 25% goes back to the community via FCSA.

All sessions are by appointment only. 

Click here to make your appointment. 
No long lines with time to sanitize between families!

Got questions? gail@gailannphotography.com

Happy Holidays, West Seattle! From your friends at Fauntleroy Fall Festival, Gail Ann Photography, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (FCSA) & Children’s Center (FCC).

Dec
16
Wed
Online: ‘Story Time with Leslie’ @ Online (see listing)
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Seattle Public Library is releasing weekly story times and learning from home tips on their Kid’s YouTube channel: Wednesday December 16 @ 10am “Story Time with Leslie” Virtual YouTube Premiere. Sing songs and read books about cats.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

Dec
23
Wed
Online: ‘Story Time with Christiane’ @ Online (see listing)
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Seattle Public Library is releasing weekly story times and learning from home tips on their Kid’s YouTube channel: Wednesday December 23 @ 10am “Story Time with Christiane” Virtual YouTube Premiere. Sing songs and read books with a librarian.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

Dec
24
Thu
HOLIDAY INFO
Dec 24 @ 12:15 am – Dec 25 @ 11:45 pm

Church services, restaurants, grocery-store hours, shopping … all in our Holiday Guide!

Dec
31
Thu
Puget Ridge Edible Park New Year’s Eve Vigil
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With our sights set on new hope in a new year many of us feel the need to reflect on the struggles and losses of the past year and the 1.7 million souls we have lost. We also may want to say a swift goodbye to 2020 as well.

Therefore, the volunteers at Puget Ridge Edible Park thought it would be a good idea to invite our friends and neighbors to a Covid Candlelight Vigil and Say Goodbye to 2020 New Year’s Eve at the community garden. We have a luminaria candle lit pathway to bring up to 5 people at a time to our New Year’s Eve fire to toss out the old year by throwing into the fire a written message or any symbol of bad memories over the last year.

The vigil will take place Thursday, New Year’s from 6pm to 8pm at 5265 18th Ave. SW. Be prepared to wait your turn to enter the park as we are limited to 5 people at a time. Wear warm clothes and bring some warm drinks. Parking will be available along 18th Ave. SW and SW Brandon St. Heavy rain will cancel.

The volunteers at Puget Ridge Edible Park would like to offer you a healthy and happy New Year!

Jan
1
Fri
Alki Beach New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim(s) @ Alki Beach
Jan 1 all-day
Jan
10
Sun
Arbor Heights Elementary Virtual School Tours @ Online
Jan 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

We’re hosting two virtual school tours in February for families with children entering PreK-5 in September 2021.

Take a video tour of our school
See and hear from teachers and staff
Meet our principal team
Q&A
RSVP and you’ll receive an email with the link to join the tour. RSVP for Feb. 1 or RSVP for Feb. 10.

Jan
12
Tue
Hope Lutheran School informational events @ Online
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm

Virtual All-School Open House – November 17, 2020, 6 pm via Zoom
We invite you to our All-School Open House on Zoom, hosted by Admissions Director, Sally Heit. It’s never too early to think about learning opportunities for your student(s) for the coming Fall. Meet the administrative staff, teachers from preschool, elementary and middle school, and hear about how Hope School is conducting in-person and remote learning in this uncertain time of Covid19. To attend the event, register through this link: https://forms.gle/1coHMjAJCEh1gowF6 The Zoom link will be emailed to registered families the day of the event. Questions, email admissions@hopeseattle.org or visit our Apply page on our website.

Kindergarten Information Night – December 1, 2020 6:00 p.m. Via Zoom
Kindergarten is a big milestone for your child, and there are many educational options to choose from. We want to help you with that decision by giving you information regarding kindergarten readiness and what to expect that first year. Join us December 1 to learn more about how ready your child is for kindergarten and what kindergarten looks like at Hope School. To attend this virtual event, please register using this link: https://forms.gle/mmRdnsvH3rhjt5A86. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to participants the day of the event. Questions? Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information.

Preschool Open House – Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
Make sure to add the Preschool Open House to the calendar. Most preschools begin to register students for the coming fall at this time, so it is never too early to do your research. Although your student(s) won’t be able to explore the classroom, our teachers will be on hand to answer questions and talk about our play-based approach to learning and building a strong foundation for your little one to grow from. To register to attend this event, click this link: https://forms.gle/5Uw6ygCK3uPVKPto9 Questions? Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information.

Westside School Lower School Virtual Information Event @ Onlline
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Westside School Lower School Virtual Information Event
Imaginations Invited! Learn more about Westside School.

Tuesday, 1/12 from 6 -7:15.
Contact Tedh@westsideschool.org and he will get you the link to this event.

Jan
13
Wed
Dream Dinners’ Denny International MS fundraiser @ Dream Dinners-West Seattle
Jan 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Help Denny International Middle School reach their fundraising goals by signing up to purchase meals from Dream Dinners. It’s easy! just click the links below and it takes you to the menu to select your 3 meals for $50. Dream Dinners will donate $10 per order back to Denny Int’l Middle School.

BE SURE TO GIVE US 36 HOURS to get your meals prepared. Please order soon before pick-up dates fill up.

Wednesday, January 13th Pick-up at 6:30 pm-7:30 pm – dreamdinners.com/session/867780

Thursday, January 21st Pick-up at 6:30 pm-7:30 pm – dreamdinners.com/session/867778

One more pickup time’s been added – Wednesday, January 27th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – order via this link.

Jan
18
Mon
MLK Day of Service in Highland Park
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Monday January 18 – Highland Park Day of Service
co-sponsored by HPAC & HPIC

We have some opportunities to work on demo of the HPIC ceiling, plus trash grabbers and bags for folks to do socially distanced neighborhood cleanup at large. And if you have your own tools and projects at home, join us in spirit!

Tools available at 10am at Highland Park Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden. Return pickup tools and collected trash by 3 pm.

Free SDOT traffic mitigation signs available day of event or email HPACtraffic@gmail.com to request alternate pickup.

Jan
21
Thu
Dream Dinners’ Denny International MS fundraiser @ Dream Dinners-West Seattle
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Help Denny International Middle School reach their fundraising goals by signing up to purchase meals from Dream Dinners. It’s easy! just click the links below and it takes you to the menu to select your 3 meals for $50. Dream Dinners will donate $10 per order back to Denny Int’l Middle School.

BE SURE TO GIVE US 36 HOURS to get your meals prepared. Please order soon before pick-up dates fill up.

Wednesday, January 13th Pick-up at 6:30 pm-7:30 pm – dreamdinners.com/session/867780

Thursday, January 21st Pick-up at 6:30 pm-7:30 pm – dreamdinners.com/session/867778

One more pickup time’s been added – Wednesday, January 27th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – order via this link.