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

*Canceled TFN as of 3/4/2020*

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

Apr
10
Fri
HAPPENING! Free lunches for Seattle Public Schools students @ Five West Seattle/South Park schools
Apr 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

From this resource page:

Concord International Elementary School
723 S Concord St Seattle, WA 98108

Enter and exit through doors facing Concord Street of enclosed hallway connecting cafeteria and main building. Cafeteria will be immediately to the left upon entry.

Denny International Middle School
2601 SW Kenyon St Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through galleria doors on either south or north side of building.

Chief Sealth International High School
2600 SW Thistle St Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through galleria doors on either south or north side of building.

West Seattle Elementary School
6760 34th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through main entrance on north side of building. After taking a right, the lunchroom will be on the left.

West Seattle High School
3000 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116

Enter and exit through courtyard doors on west side of building facing California Avenue. Cafeteria will be across the hall on toward the left.

Apr
11
Sat
CANCELED – Free Tax Help @ Southwest Library
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

*ALL LIBRARY EVENTS CANCELED TFN*

At the Southwest Library:

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

This service is free and available to individuals by appointment at this location. The free service is not available for business tax returns.

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

Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis.

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

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

Contact info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

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

CANCELED TFN – Free Tax Help: Saturdays @ West Seattle Food Bank
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

*Canceled TFN as of 34/2020*

10 am-2 pm Saturdays, free tax help with volunteer helpers. More info here and on this flyer (PDF).

Apr
13
Mon
HAPPENING! Free lunches for Seattle Public Schools students @ Five West Seattle/South Park schools
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

From this resource page:

Concord International Elementary School
723 S Concord St Seattle, WA 98108

Enter and exit through doors facing Concord Street of enclosed hallway connecting cafeteria and main building. Cafeteria will be immediately to the left upon entry.

Denny International Middle School
2601 SW Kenyon St Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through galleria doors on either south or north side of building.

Chief Sealth International High School
2600 SW Thistle St Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through galleria doors on either south or north side of building.

West Seattle Elementary School
6760 34th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through main entrance on north side of building. After taking a right, the lunchroom will be on the left.

West Seattle High School
3000 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116

Enter and exit through courtyard doors on west side of building facing California Avenue. Cafeteria will be across the hall on toward the left.

Apr
14
Tue
HAPPENING! Free lunches for Seattle Public Schools students @ Five West Seattle/South Park schools
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

From this resource page:

Concord International Elementary School
723 S Concord St Seattle, WA 98108

Enter and exit through doors facing Concord Street of enclosed hallway connecting cafeteria and main building. Cafeteria will be immediately to the left upon entry.

Denny International Middle School
2601 SW Kenyon St Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through galleria doors on either south or north side of building.

Chief Sealth International High School
2600 SW Thistle St Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through galleria doors on either south or north side of building.

West Seattle Elementary School
6760 34th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through main entrance on north side of building. After taking a right, the lunchroom will be on the left.

West Seattle High School
3000 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116

Enter and exit through courtyard doors on west side of building facing California Avenue. Cafeteria will be across the hall on toward the left.

Apr
15
Wed
HAPPENING! Free lunches for Seattle Public Schools students @ Five West Seattle/South Park schools
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

From this resource page:

Concord International Elementary School
723 S Concord St Seattle, WA 98108

Enter and exit through doors facing Concord Street of enclosed hallway connecting cafeteria and main building. Cafeteria will be immediately to the left upon entry.

Denny International Middle School
2601 SW Kenyon St Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through galleria doors on either south or north side of building.

Chief Sealth International High School
2600 SW Thistle St Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through galleria doors on either south or north side of building.

West Seattle Elementary School
6760 34th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through main entrance on north side of building. After taking a right, the lunchroom will be on the left.

West Seattle High School
3000 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116

Enter and exit through courtyard doors on west side of building facing California Avenue. Cafeteria will be across the hall on toward the left.

Apr
16
Thu
HAPPENING! Free lunches for Seattle Public Schools students @ Five West Seattle/South Park schools
Apr 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

From this resource page:

Concord International Elementary School
723 S Concord St Seattle, WA 98108

Enter and exit through doors facing Concord Street of enclosed hallway connecting cafeteria and main building. Cafeteria will be immediately to the left upon entry.

Denny International Middle School
2601 SW Kenyon St Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through galleria doors on either south or north side of building.

Chief Sealth International High School
2600 SW Thistle St Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through galleria doors on either south or north side of building.

West Seattle Elementary School
6760 34th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through main entrance on north side of building. After taking a right, the lunchroom will be on the left.

West Seattle High School
3000 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116

Enter and exit through courtyard doors on west side of building facing California Avenue. Cafeteria will be across the hall on toward the left.

Apr
17
Fri
HAPPENING! Free lunches for Seattle Public Schools students @ Five West Seattle/South Park schools
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

From this resource page:

Concord International Elementary School
723 S Concord St Seattle, WA 98108

Enter and exit through doors facing Concord Street of enclosed hallway connecting cafeteria and main building. Cafeteria will be immediately to the left upon entry.

Denny International Middle School
2601 SW Kenyon St Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through galleria doors on either south or north side of building.

Chief Sealth International High School
2600 SW Thistle St Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through galleria doors on either south or north side of building.

West Seattle Elementary School
6760 34th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through main entrance on north side of building. After taking a right, the lunchroom will be on the left.

West Seattle High School
3000 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116

Enter and exit through courtyard doors on west side of building facing California Avenue. Cafeteria will be across the hall on toward the left.

Apr
18
Sat
CANCELED TFN – Free Tax Help: Saturdays @ West Seattle Food Bank
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

*Canceled TFN as of 34/2020*

10 am-2 pm Saturdays, free tax help with volunteer helpers. More info here and on this flyer (PDF).

Apr
20
Mon
HAPPENING! Free lunches for Seattle Public Schools students @ Five West Seattle/South Park schools
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

From this resource page:

Concord International Elementary School
723 S Concord St Seattle, WA 98108

Enter and exit through doors facing Concord Street of enclosed hallway connecting cafeteria and main building. Cafeteria will be immediately to the left upon entry.

Denny International Middle School
2601 SW Kenyon St Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through galleria doors on either south or north side of building.

Chief Sealth International High School
2600 SW Thistle St Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through galleria doors on either south or north side of building.

West Seattle Elementary School
6760 34th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through main entrance on north side of building. After taking a right, the lunchroom will be on the left.

West Seattle High School
3000 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116

Enter and exit through courtyard doors on west side of building facing California Avenue. Cafeteria will be across the hall on toward the left.

Apr
21
Tue
HAPPENING! Free lunches for Seattle Public Schools students @ Five West Seattle/South Park schools
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

From this resource page:

Concord International Elementary School
723 S Concord St Seattle, WA 98108

Enter and exit through doors facing Concord Street of enclosed hallway connecting cafeteria and main building. Cafeteria will be immediately to the left upon entry.

Denny International Middle School
2601 SW Kenyon St Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through galleria doors on either south or north side of building.

Chief Sealth International High School
2600 SW Thistle St Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through galleria doors on either south or north side of building.

West Seattle Elementary School
6760 34th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through main entrance on north side of building. After taking a right, the lunchroom will be on the left.

West Seattle High School
3000 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116

Enter and exit through courtyard doors on west side of building facing California Avenue. Cafeteria will be across the hall on toward the left.

Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Apr
22
Wed
HAPPENING! Free lunches for Seattle Public Schools students @ Five West Seattle/South Park schools
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

From this resource page:

Concord International Elementary School
723 S Concord St Seattle, WA 98108

Enter and exit through doors facing Concord Street of enclosed hallway connecting cafeteria and main building. Cafeteria will be immediately to the left upon entry.

Denny International Middle School
2601 SW Kenyon St Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through galleria doors on either south or north side of building.

Chief Sealth International High School
2600 SW Thistle St Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through galleria doors on either south or north side of building.

West Seattle Elementary School
6760 34th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through main entrance on north side of building. After taking a right, the lunchroom will be on the left.

West Seattle High School
3000 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116

Enter and exit through courtyard doors on west side of building facing California Avenue. Cafeteria will be across the hall on toward the left.

Apr
23
Thu
HAPPENING! Free lunches for Seattle Public Schools students @ Five West Seattle/South Park schools
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

From this resource page:

Concord International Elementary School
723 S Concord St Seattle, WA 98108

Enter and exit through doors facing Concord Street of enclosed hallway connecting cafeteria and main building. Cafeteria will be immediately to the left upon entry.

Denny International Middle School
2601 SW Kenyon St Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through galleria doors on either south or north side of building.

Chief Sealth International High School
2600 SW Thistle St Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through galleria doors on either south or north side of building.

West Seattle Elementary School
6760 34th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through main entrance on north side of building. After taking a right, the lunchroom will be on the left.

West Seattle High School
3000 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116

Enter and exit through courtyard doors on west side of building facing California Avenue. Cafeteria will be across the hall on toward the left.

Apr
24
Fri
HAPPENING! Free lunches for Seattle Public Schools students @ Five West Seattle/South Park schools
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

From this resource page:

Concord International Elementary School
723 S Concord St Seattle, WA 98108

Enter and exit through doors facing Concord Street of enclosed hallway connecting cafeteria and main building. Cafeteria will be immediately to the left upon entry.

Denny International Middle School
2601 SW Kenyon St Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through galleria doors on either south or north side of building.

Chief Sealth International High School
2600 SW Thistle St Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through galleria doors on either south or north side of building.

West Seattle Elementary School
6760 34th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126

Enter and exit through main entrance on north side of building. After taking a right, the lunchroom will be on the left.

West Seattle High School
3000 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116

Enter and exit through courtyard doors on west side of building facing California Avenue. Cafeteria will be across the hall on toward the left.

Apr
25
Sat
Gatewood Elementary Spring Work Party
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Gatewood Elementary School PTA is hosting a spring outdoor work party and indoor painting party on Saturday, April 25th. Mark your calendar to help with a range of projects to spruce up our beautiful school. We’ll be weeding, planting, and spreading mulch outside. We’ll also do some indoor painting in the vestibule between the cafeteria and playground.

This is a great opportunity to help out another school community and to earn community service hours.Sign up for a specific job on SignUp Genius. It’s okay to also just show up. Adults are welcome to join in the work party too!

Gatewood Spring Work Party
4320 SW Myrtle St
Saturday, April 25th
10 AM to 1 PM

Further questions?
Contact: Linnea @lkwesterlind@yahoo.com

May
19
Tue
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Jun
9
Tue
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Oct
14
Wed
Joy Harjo Book Club: An American Sunrise (Pre And Post-Event Discussion) @ Online (see listing)
Oct 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Join Chief Seattle Club and The Seattle Public Library for two discussions of United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s An American Sunrise.

Registration is required for this event. Please click here to register on Eventbrite.

Chief Seattle Club will be hosting two lunch series book club discussions of Joy Harjo’s An American Sunrise in anticipation of the Always Indigenous live streaming discussion with Joy Harjo on October 21st.

Chief Seattle Club is proud to present United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo as part of a week-long fundraising event October 19-23 to celebrate 50 years serving our urban Native relatives experiencing homelessness.

Join host Misha Stone, The Seattle Public Library and Colleen Echohawk, Chief Seattle Club to An American Sunrise. Reflect on what home means for Native peoples and carrying ancestors with you. A pre-event discussion and post-event discussion in anticipation of a live streaming event with Joy Harjo presented as part of ALWAYS INDIGENOUS (October 19-23) celebrating 50 years of Chief Seattle Club, an Indigenous-informed, trauma-aware human service agency, day center, and permanent supportive housing provider dedicated to lifting up urban Natives experiencing homelessness.

Wed, October 14 – Joy Harjo Book Club (pre-event discussion)

Wed, October 28 – Joy Harjo Book Club (post-event discussion)

Always Indigenous event registration (for LIVE Stream with Joy Harjo on October 21)

See the reading guide here.

Check out the full Always Indigenous schedule for the line-up of programs. Free attendance is available, although this is a fundraiser for a non-profit serving homeless and insecurely housed indigenous community members.

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
28
Wed
Joy Harjo Book Club: An American Sunrise (Pre And Post-Event Discussion) @ Online (see listing)
Oct 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Join Chief Seattle Club and The Seattle Public Library for two discussions of United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s An American Sunrise.

Registration is required for this event. Please click here to register on Eventbrite.

Chief Seattle Club will be hosting two lunch series book club discussions of Joy Harjo’s An American Sunrise in anticipation of the Always Indigenous live streaming discussion with Joy Harjo on October 21st.

Chief Seattle Club is proud to present United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo as part of a week-long fundraising event October 19-23 to celebrate 50 years serving our urban Native relatives experiencing homelessness.

Join host Misha Stone, The Seattle Public Library and Colleen Echohawk, Chief Seattle Club to An American Sunrise. Reflect on what home means for Native peoples and carrying ancestors with you. A pre-event discussion and post-event discussion in anticipation of a live streaming event with Joy Harjo presented as part of ALWAYS INDIGENOUS (October 19-23) celebrating 50 years of Chief Seattle Club, an Indigenous-informed, trauma-aware human service agency, day center, and permanent supportive housing provider dedicated to lifting up urban Natives experiencing homelessness.

Wed, October 14 – Joy Harjo Book Club (pre-event discussion)

Wed, October 28 – Joy Harjo Book Club (post-event discussion)

Always Indigenous event registration (for LIVE Stream with Joy Harjo on October 21)

See the reading guide here.

Check out the full Always Indigenous schedule for the line-up of programs. Free attendance is available, although this is a fundraiser for a non-profit serving homeless and insecurely housed indigenous community members.

View in Catalog: An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo

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.

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
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
11
Fri
2020 *Virtual* Seattle Jingle Bell Run @ Online
Dec 11 @ 8:00 am – Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm

2020 *Virtual* Seattle Jingle Bell Run

Can’t Stop Jingling!

Get your jingle on at the MOST FUN & FESTIVE holiday fun-run around – all to battle the #1 cause of disability!

The Arthritis Foundation’s 2020 Jingle Bell Run is going virtual, but don’t let that stop you from jingling! Whether you run your favorite 5K route, challenge yourself to something new or get moving on your treadmill, you can strut your stuff and FEEL GOOD about DOING GOOD. Every runner/walker will receive an exclusive Jingle Bell Run short sleeve t-shirt, unique medal, and sticker for your water bottle or laptop – shipped right to your doorstep!

Now – more than ever – your support of the Arthritis Foundation is vital and thanks to our generous supporters, we’re helping millions of adults and children challenged by arthritis navigate these difficult times and access the necessary care they need.

So let’s JINGLE ALL THE WAY to a cure together and have a great time along the way! Get your jingle on and spread the Spirit of Yes: Yes to celebrating the arthritis community. Yes to living life to the fullest. And Yes to conquering arthritis for good.

Cost $35

December 11 at 8 AM – December 13 at 8 PM

Register today at https://www.jbr.org/seattle

Dec
15
Tue
Get Fit West Seattle – Info Night & Kickoff @ Online
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm

December 15 2020 @ 6 pm:

Join us for a FB Live Get Fit Info Night session https://www.facebook.com/groups/306441942504 We will explain our free half marathon program starting Jan 2nd, prepping for a June Half Marathon. It is a program for beginners. We will start everything virtually! You will get a training plan and encouragement!

January 2nd Get Fit FB Live
Kickoff to our virtual training 10 am

We will do a FB Live kickoff for our Get Fit Program! We can encourage one another as a group as we get off the couch and train for a June half-marathon. We will start virtually but hope to eventually have in-person group runs and a live half marathon, pandemic permitting!

If you have questions, you can email: lorimcconnell@hotmail.com

Jan
2
Sat
Get Fit West Seattle – Info Night & Kickoff @ Online
Jan 2 @ 10:00 am

December 15 2020 @ 6 pm:

Join us for a FB Live Get Fit Info Night session https://www.facebook.com/groups/306441942504 We will explain our free half marathon program starting Jan 2nd, prepping for a June Half Marathon. It is a program for beginners. We will start everything virtually! You will get a training plan and encouragement!

January 2nd Get Fit FB Live
Kickoff to our virtual training 10 am

We will do a FB Live kickoff for our Get Fit Program! We can encourage one another as a group as we get off the couch and train for a June half-marathon. We will start virtually but hope to eventually have in-person group runs and a live half marathon, pandemic permitting!

If you have questions, you can email: lorimcconnell@hotmail.com

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
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.

Jan
27
Wed
Dream Dinners’ Denny International MS fundraiser @ Dream Dinners-West Seattle
Jan 27 @ 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
31
Sun
Holy Rosary Catholic School virtual open house @ Online
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Please join us virtually for our Open House, Sunday, January 31st from 12 pm-1:30 pm open to families interested in Preschool – 8th grade! Meet our teachers, ask questions about applying, find out more about our program. We look forward to meeting you!

Register here: https://holyrosaryws.org/openhouse/

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School virtual open house @ Online
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm

OLG offers PreK through 8th grade education. Tour the school virtually – find the Zoom link on open house day via this page, where you will find more info right now.

Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School Virtual Open House @ Online
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm

Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School Virtual Open House
Sunday, January 31st at 2:00 pm

This will be a virtual event, join us to meet the teachers, and learn more about our Bilingual program during our Q & A session with our principal.

Please register here to get an access link before the event. https://forms.gle/FnbvuMVLgoVDkpVq9

Feb
1
Mon
Arbor Heights Elementary Virtual School Tours @ Online
Feb 1 @ 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.

Feb
3
Wed
February 3rd school tours @ Online
Feb 3 all-day

From our previous announcements:

This week, we’ve been announcing upcoming school tours/open houses – all online events – as we hear about them. Tonight, we have more:

PATHFINDER K-8:

K-5 Tour – Wednesday, Feb. 3rd 5:30-7:00 pm:
Click here to join
Or call in (audio only) – 206-800-4125 (Phone Conference ID: 988 639 515)

WESTSIDE SCHOOL (WSB sponsor): “Limited availability in some grades (PS-8th grade) and still accepting applications for the 2021.2022 school year. Via our virtual tour, you’ll learn about our unique program and get a peek at our spaces. In addition to your virtual tour, you’ll get an opportunity to speak with our Director of Admission, Ted Holmes.” Email him – tedh@westsideschool.org – or call 206-932-2511 to sign up for a tour.

Kindergarten – Wednesday, February 3, 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Feb
4
Thu
More virtual school tours (see listing for times)
Feb 4 all-day

From our previously published previews:

PATHFINDER K-8:

Middle School Tour – Thursday, Feb. 4 – 5:30-7:00 pm
Click here to join
Or call in (audio only) 206-800-4125 (Phone Conference ID: 906 152 910)

WESTSIDE SCHOOL (WSB sponsor): “Limited availability in some grades (PS-8th grade) and still accepting applications for the 2021.2022 school year. Via our virtual tour, you’ll learn about our unique program and get a peek at our spaces. In addition to your virtual tour, you’ll get an opportunity to speak with our Director of Admission, Ted Holmes.” Email him – tedh@westsideschool.org – or call 206-932-2511 to sign up for a tour. Coming up:

Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten – Thursday, February 4, 10:00 – 11:00 am

LAFAYETTE ELEMENTARY:

Thursday, February 4 @ 5:30 pm
Click here to join
Or call in (audio only) 206-800-4125 (Phone Conference ID: 405 850 553)

ROXHILL ELEMENTARY: Kindergarten tour at 5:30 pm; click here or call 206-800-4125 (Meeting ID: 652144902#).

DENNY INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL: 7 pm open house. Find the link, and more information, on this Denny webpage.

Any others? westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

Feb
6
Sat
Cleveland High School online tour @ Online
Feb 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Cleveland is an option school for 9-12th graders, and we always get students from West Seattle.

We will host a virtual event at Cleveland on Saturday Feb 6th from 11:00 am- 12:30 pm.

More information here.

https://clevelandhs.seattleschools.org/services/counseling/prospective_students

Feb
9
Tue
Alki Elementary virtual tour @ online
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm

(added) ALKI ELEMENTARY: Open House/Kindergarten Tour for all families interested in attending Alki Elementary in the Fall of 2021. 6:30 pm Tuesday, February 9th. Attendance info is here.

Feb
11
Thu
Chief Sealth IHS open house @ Online
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm

Online open house for prospective new students and families. Check this link for the time/attendance info – 7 pm start. “Come learn about our fabulous programs, see a video tour of our campus and get your questions answered.”

Feb
13
Sat
Community meeting: Cut buses for option schools? @ online
Feb 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join School Board Directors Leslie Harris and Lisa Rivera-Smith for an Option School Transportation Community Meeting, Saturday, Feb. 13, 3:00-4:00 pm on Zoom!

Come be part of the conversation around budgeting, busing and what it could mean for your Option School students.

(Registration requests are manually approved, so please register at least 15 minutes before the meeting starts, to allow time for your request to be approved. When approved, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the meeting. We are not able to approve registrations received less than 15 minutes before a meeting begins).

Here’s the registration link.

Feb
25
Thu
Fundraiser for Alki Cooperative Preschool @ MOD Pizza
Feb 25 @ 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

On February 25th, MOD Pizza at 4755 Fauntleroy Way SW will donate a share of proceeds to nonprofit Alki Cooperative Preschool. This is important: “Please use our code (GR176595A) or mention Alki Co-op Preschool in store. NO THIRD-PARTY OR PHONE ORDERS PLEASE!” You can order via the website, though.

Feb
28
Sun
Fundraiser for Louisa Boren STEM K-8 PTA @ MOD Pizza
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

The STEM K-8 PTA has a fundraiser February 28th at the MOD Pizza at Westwood Village (2600 SW Barton). The code will be GR179557L – or mention the school – and again, you can order in-store or online, for pickup or delivery, directly from MOD.

Mar
2
Tue
Lafayette Elementary book fair @ Paper Boat Booksellers
Mar 2 – Mar 7 all-day

Please consider supporting a local bookstore and the students of Lafayette Elementary School by shopping at Paper Boat Booksellers from 3/2/2021-3/7/2021! Mention Lafayette at checkout and Lafayette PTA will earn 20% of sales. Funds raised will go towards the purchase of new library books.

Tuesday-Saturday 11 am-6 pm
Sunday 11 am-5 pm

* 8 CUSTOMERS ALLOWED IN THE STORE AT A TIME * 30 MINUTE LIMIT * PLEASE WEAR A FACE MASK * SANITIZE HANDS BEFORE SHOPPING * 6 FT. APART AT ALL TIMES *

To place an order, please call: 206-743-8283, email: bookorders@paperboatbooksellers.com or visit them inside the shop!

https://www.paperboatbooksellers.com

Mar
11
Thu
Fundraiser for Lincoln Park Cooperative Preschool @ Proleteriat Pizza
Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lincoln Park COOP Preschool has a pizza fundraiser on March 11th at Proletariat Pizza in White Center.

Please mention Coop at Proletariat Pizza on March 11th anytime from 4-9 pm.

Click here to order
CALL FOR DELIVERY 206-432-9765

PROLETARIAT PIZZA
9622 16TH AVE SW

LPCP will receive a portion of the proceeds from March 11th sales. Please remember to mention COOP when placing your order. We are working to meet our fundraising goal for this year, please help support us!

Mar
21
Sun
Jourdan Imani Keith Presents “Womxn & Whales First, Poetry In A Climate Of Change” @ Online (see listing)
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:10 pm

Join Seattle Civic Poet Jourdan Imani Keith and six other poets who will read work that shows how protecting endangered womxn will protect endangered whales. Registration required. Click here to register.

Celebrate World Poetry Day with seven Black, Indigenous, Womxn of Color reading original poetry that explores the intersectionality of womxn’s health, healing, and the endangered Orca whales of the Salish Sea. Seattle Civic Poet Jourdan Imani Keith says, “As Black Indigenous Womxn of Color in Seattle, we share the urban wilderness of the Salish Sea with the endangered Killer Whales. Our bodies face the same cumulative risks of environmental toxins and the harms of objectification, yet we both survive and are revived by the cumulative benefits of matrilineal wisdom, tradition and community. Our brilliance and wellness is entwined with the need for healthy and protected social and natural ecosystems.”

Join Keith, along with 6 other local poets, who will perform original pantoums developed through workshops facilitated by Keith over the last few months as part of her larger project, Womxn & Whales First, Poetry in a Climate of Change. After the reading, Keith and the other poets will hold a conversation with the digital audience.

The event is presented in partnership with The Seattle Public Library Foundation, the Office of Arts & Culture, and Seattle City of Literature. This event is supported by the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

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
19
Mon
Discover Seattle Colleges: Arts, Design, and Graphics @ online
Apr 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Discover Seattle Colleges: Arts, Design, and Graphics
Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Time: 3 p.m. -5 p.m.
Website: seattlecolleges.edu/discover

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 Arts, Design, and Graphics 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.

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

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

Westside School Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten Information Event @ online
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm

Westside School Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten Information Event
Imaginations Invited! Learn more about Westside Preschool.
Tuesday, April 27th from 6 p.n. – 6:15 p.m.
Contact Tedh@westsideschool.org and he will get you a link to this event.

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

Nguyen Phan Quế Mai With Karl Marlantes Discuss “The Mountains Sing” @ Online (see listing)
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Celebrated Vietnamese poet Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai shares her first novel in English, an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War. Registration required. Click here to register.

Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai will speak with Karl Marlantes, author of Deep River, Matterhorn, and What It’s Like to Go to War.

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. The event is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company. This program will recorded, captioned and posted on The Seattle Public Library’s YouTube page after the event.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Trần Diệu Lan, who was born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform as the Communist government rose in the North. Years later in Hà Nội, her young granddaughter, Hương, comes of age as her parents and uncles head off down the Hồ Chí Minh Trail to fight in a conflict that tore not just her beloved country, but her family apart.

Vivid, gripping, and steeped in the language and traditions of Việt Nam, The Mountains Sing brings to life the human costs of this conflict from the point of view of the Vietnamese people themselves, while showing us the true power of kindness and hope.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Born into the Viet Nam War in 1973, Nguyen Phan Que Mai grew up witnessing the war’s devastation and its aftermath. She worked as a street seller and rice farmer before winning a scholarship to attend university in Australia. She is the author of eight books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction published in Vietnamese, and her writing has been translated and published in more than 10 countries, most recently in Norton’s Inheriting the War anthology. She has been honored with many awards, including the Poetry of the Year 2010 Award from the Ha Noi Writers Association, as well as many grants and fellowships. Married to a European diplomat, Que Mai is currently living in Jakarta with her two teenage children. For more information about Nguyen Phan Que Mai, visit her website.

Karl Marlantes graduated from Yale University and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He is the bestselling author of Matterhorn, which won the 2011 Washington State Book Award for Fiction as well as The Colby Award. He is also the author of What It Is Like to Go to War and his newest novel, Deep River. He lives in rural Washington.

PRAISE:

“Expansive in scope and feeling, The Mountains Sing is a feat of hope, an unflinchingly felt inquiry into the past, with the courageous storytelling of the present.” —Ocean Vuong, author of On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

“The Mountains Sing is an epic account of Việt Nam’s painful 20th century history, both vast in scope and intimate in its telling. Through the travails of one family, Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai brings us close to the horrors of famine, war, and class struggle. But in this moving and riveting novel, she also shows us a postwar Việt Nam, a country of hope and renewal, home to a people who have never given up.” —Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Sympathizer

“Good literature frees us from being trapped in our own skins by allowing us to identify with characters and see the world through their eyes. Reading this novel, I was moved by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai’s beautiful, even poetic, depictions of enduring courage. I came away with a deeper understanding of the war in which I fought.” —Karl Marlantes, bestselling author of Matterhorn, What It’s Like to Go to War,and Deep River

View in Catalog: The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

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
29
Thu
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

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
20
Thu
Pathfinder K-8 online auction
May 20 @ 12:01 am – May 22 @ 11:59 pm

Bidding started Thursday morning and continues through Saturday. Go here to get started;
you can see the auction items here – gift certificates, gift baskets, more. Questions? fundraising@pathfinderk8ptsa.org

May
21
Fri
Alki Co-op Preschool dine-out fundraiser @ Ampersand
May 21 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 pm

Alki Co-op Preschool is hosting a Dine-Out Fundraiser at Ampersand on Alki on Friday, May 21st from 6 am-7 pm. Part of SSC’s West Seattle Preschool program, Alki Co-op Preschool is a non-profit preschool that enriches our community through positive-discipline education.

Jun
5
Sat
Seattle Lutheran High School in-person tours
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Seattle Lutheran invites you back into the building to tour our facility, learn about our academic and extracurricular programs and what it means to be a SAINT! Tours begin at 9 am in 40 minute increments, facilitated by our Admissions Director. Covid-19 screening of all attendees is required as well as masks. All attendees must register in order to attend. Click Here to schedule your tour! We look forward to meeting you! Questions? Contact Sally Heit @ sheit@seattlelutheran.org

Jun
6
Sun
Sunday Run Club @ Ounces
Jun 6 @ 12:00 pm

Sunday Run Club
Takes place every Sunday at noon at Ounces.

Run is open to all running levels and starts/finishes at Ounces. Runners can go at their own pace and distance. Just show up at Ounces at noon on any Sunday to run! Strollers and pets welcome.

www.ounceswestseattle.com/upcoming-events

Jun
11
Fri
Morgan Junction Pride parade
Jun 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Youngstown Coffee and HeartBeet Cafe in conjunction with Louisa Boren STEM PTA present:

Celebrate Pride!
Friday, June 11th 5 pm to 6 pm
Morgan Junction | West Seattle

Bring your family and meet up with your friends for a safe outdoor parade-walk around Morgan Junction. Wear your festive Pride gear and bring supportive signs for our transgender youth.
Skates, bikes, strollers, and dogs welcome
Outdoor event rain or shine
Free Pride goodies and samples
Lady Jane DJ
Pride specials with proceeds benefiting Lambert House in Seattle

The route starts at Morgan Junction Park at 5 pm, heads north on California Ave, crosses the street at Findlay, comes around back down and ends at Youngstown Coffee and HeartBeet Cafe, where there will be free Pride goodies for kids, specials on drinks, and music.

Jun
12
Sat
Alki Volleyball Association games @ Alki Beach
Jun 12 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Alki Volleyball Association 2021 summer schedule on Alki Beach:

Saturday, June 12: 8 am through 6 pm
Adult Beach volleyball Series #3

Sunday, June 13: 8 am through 7 pm
AVA Junior Seattle Championship Series #3

Sunday, June 13: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Adult Co-ed #3

Saturday, June 26: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Adult Event Series #4

Sunday, June 27: 8 am through 7 pm
AVA Junior Seattle Championship Series #4

Sunday, June 27: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Adult Co-ed

Saturday, July 17: 10:30 am through 4 pm
AVA Adult Event Series #5

Sunday, July 18: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Junior Seattle Championship Series #5

Sunday, July 18: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Adult Co-ed #5

Saturday, August 7: 8 am through 6 pm
The Alki Grand! – AVA Open/AA & A/Novice Adult. Grand Slam. Double Points. Adult Series #6

Sunday, August 8: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Adult Co-ed #6

Saturday, August 28: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Adult Series #7

Sunday, August 29: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Junior Seattle Beach Event #7

Sunday, August 29: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Adult Co-ed #7

Saturday, September 11: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Adult Series #8

Saturday, September 11: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Junior 4s Costume

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Alki Volleyball Association games @ Alki Beach
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Alki Volleyball Association 2021 summer schedule on Alki Beach:

Saturday, June 12: 8 am through 6 pm
Adult Beach volleyball Series #3

Sunday, June 13: 8 am through 7 pm
AVA Junior Seattle Championship Series #3

Sunday, June 13: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Adult Co-ed #3

Saturday, June 26: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Adult Event Series #4

Sunday, June 27: 8 am through 7 pm
AVA Junior Seattle Championship Series #4

Sunday, June 27: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Adult Co-ed

Saturday, July 17: 10:30 am through 4 pm
AVA Adult Event Series #5

Sunday, July 18: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Junior Seattle Championship Series #5

Sunday, July 18: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Adult Co-ed #5

Saturday, August 7: 8 am through 6 pm
The Alki Grand! – AVA Open/AA & A/Novice Adult. Grand Slam. Double Points. Adult Series #6

Sunday, August 8: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Adult Co-ed #6

Saturday, August 28: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Adult Series #7

Sunday, August 29: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Junior Seattle Beach Event #7

Sunday, August 29: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Adult Co-ed #7

Saturday, September 11: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Adult Series #8

Saturday, September 11: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Junior 4s Costume

Sunday Run Club @ Ounces
Jun 13 @ 12:00 pm

Sunday Run Club
Takes place every Sunday at noon at Ounces.

Run is open to all running levels and starts/finishes at Ounces. Runners can go at their own pace and distance. Just show up at Ounces at noon on any Sunday to run! Strollers and pets welcome.

www.ounceswestseattle.com/upcoming-events