West Seattle Event Calendar

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/performance to be listed here? Please send basic info AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE 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!

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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, usually including a map, plus a chance to post a comment/question.

Oct
16
Wed
Residential Small Lot Zoning and what it means for West Seattle neighborhoods. @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

RSVP here.

Seattle is changing thousands of residential lots from ‘Single Family’ to ‘Residential Small Lot’ (RSL) as part of the MHA zoning reform. The rules covering RSL have been totally rewritten and there are many questions about how it will affect our neighborhoods such as West Seattle Junction, Morgan Junction and South Park

First, what is RSL and what kinds of new development are we likely to see?

Second, how does RSL address displacement, affordability, density or sustainability?

If you live in an urban village or are interested in innovative infill housing, join Matt Hutchins, AIA for this informational talk.

Oct
24
Thu
Understanding Medicare @ Southwest Library
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Understanding Medicare

A no-charge presentation of Medicare Basics, your options, and what you need to consider when choosing your Medicare Plan for 2020.

Facilitated by Patrice Lewis of We Speak Medicare on Friday, November 1st at 11:00 – 12:00 at Southwest Library, 9010 35th Ave SW.

All are welcome.

Nov
1
Fri
Understanding Medicare @ Southwest Library
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Understanding Medicare

A no-charge presentation of Medicare Basics, your options, and what you need to consider when choosing your Medicare Plan for 2020.

Facilitated by Patrice Lewis of We Speak Medicare on Friday, November 1st at 11:00 – 12:00 at Southwest Library, 9010 35th Ave SW.

All are welcome.

Nov
21
Thu
Climate Change: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly @ West Seattle Library
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

West Seattle resident, Warren Burrows, MD, of the Climate Reality Project, will be giving a free lecture on climate change at the West Seattle Library.

Dr. Burrows will be discussing current information on climate change: the good and the bad news. All are welcome, including the skeptical, the worried, and the busy.

Nov
25
Mon
Public Health Café: Air Quality and Health in the Duwamish River Valley @ Taqueria Rincon Express
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A community cafe and storytelling event with Duwamish Valley neighbors and UW scientists Joel Kaufman and Edmund Seto.

South Seattle’s Duwamish Valley has high levels of industrial and traffic-related air pollution, as well as high rates of asthma and cardiovascular disease. Join local neighbors and UW researchers to learn about air pollution and hear the latest updates on community interventions and policies designed to improve health.

Light snacks will be served; no host bar and full menu available. Spanish, Vietnamese and Somali interpretation provided.

Hosted by the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition and UW EDGE Center.

Dec
10
Tue
Whale Trail Lecture Series: Southern Resident Orca Research Update w/ Dr. Brad Hanson @ C&P Coffee Company
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

Whale Trail Lecture Series

When: December 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
–Doors open at 6:30
Where: C & P Coffee Company
Cost: $5

Advance tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4454701

The southern resident orcas return to central Puget Sound each winter, following chum salmon runs. With the loss of three young adults this past year, the population consists of just 73 individuals. What research is currently underway and how will it help J, K and L pods? With the ending of the Governor’s Task Force, what are the next steps for their recovery?

Join us at the Whale Trail Winter Gathering to learn about current research and findings from Dr. Brad Hanson, NWFSC Lead Killer Whale Researcher, and field researchers Mark and Maya Sears. Whale Trail Director Donna Sandstrom will give an update about the end of the Task Force, and actions we can take now to help the southern residents.

Come early and get your holiday shopping done too! We’ll have great gifts for the whale fans on your list, including signed copies of Erich Hoyt’s newly released edition of Orca The Whale Called Killer.

Buy tickets now to reserve your seat.

About the Speaker

Brad Hanson joined the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in April of 2003. Previously, Brad worked as a Wildlife Biologist at the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle, WA. Brad received a Ph.D. from the University of Washington where he worked on the development of improved tag attachment systems for small cetaceans. He also holds an M.S. in Fisheries from the University of Washington and a B.A. in Zoology also from the University of Washington. Brad is an ecologist and is currently studying foraging and habitat use of Southern Resident killer whales and health assessment of harbor and Dall’s porpoises.

About The Whale Trail

The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites to view orcas and other marine mammals from shore. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment. Through our current sites and signs, including two on every Washington State ferry, we reach more than 70 million people each year. The Whale Trail is adding new sites along the North American west coast, from California to British Columbia.

The Whale Trail is led by a core team of partners including NOAA Fisheries, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Seattle Aquarium, the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, the Whale Museum. Donna Sandstrom is the Founder and Executive Director. She is a member of Governor Inslee’s Task Force on SRKW Recovery, and Vessel Impacts Working Group.The Whale Trail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, registered in Washington State. Join us!

Dec
14
Sat
“The Medicine” Film Screening @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm

Seattle Psychedelic Society presents a one night only screening of “The Medicine”, a Documentary film by Farzin Toussi.

The Medicine reveals the hidden mysteries of one of nature’s most powerful and controversial healing remedies- Ayahuasca. It is a documentary about Amazonian shamanism, introducing Taita Juanito Guillermo Chindoy. Chindoy, both a teacher and student of the sacred plant medicine. As Ayahuasca gains popularity in the West, the film explores the science as well as the lore behind the plant and why it is used to heal. It follows former NFL Safety, Kerry Rhodes, and actress, AnnaLynne McCord, as they drink with the Taita experiencing Ayahuasca for the first time- in its true tradition.

Humanity faces an unprecedented rise in addiction, insecurity and disease- perhaps the cure does lie within the arms of Mother Nature.

After the screening we will have a deep dive Q&A with the director of the film Farzin Toussi.

Film Screening: “The Medicine’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Seattle Psychedelic Society presents a one night only screening of “The Medicine”, a Documentary film by Farzin Toussi.

The Medicine reveals the hidden mysteries of one of nature’s most powerful and controversial healing remedies- Ayahuasca. It is a documentary about Amazonian shamanism, introducing Taita Juanito Guillermo Chindoy. Chindoy, both a teacher and student of the sacred plant medicine. As Ayahuasca gains popularity in the West, the film explores the science as well as the lore behind the plant and why it is used to heal. It follows former NFL Safety, Kerry Rhodes, and actress, AnnaLynne McCord, as they drink with the Taita experiencing Ayahuasca for the first time- in its true tradition.

Humanity faces an unprecedented rise in addiction, insecurity and disease- perhaps the cure does lie within the arms of Mother Nature.

View the trailer

After the screening we will have a deep dive Q&A with the director of the film Farzin Toussi.

TICKETS