West Seattle Event Calendar

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How to use this 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.

Apr
26
Sat
2014
White Center Cambodian New Year Street Festival 2014
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Cambodian New Year is April 26th!
The season of local festivals and street fairs kicks off April 26th with the White Center Cambodian New Year Festival, 10:30 am to 5 pm. There will be live cultural entertainment, food, music, games, prizes and more!

Location: on SW 98th Street between 15th and 16th Ave SW.

May
20
Tue
2014
Princess Angeline Film Screening @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

WHAT: Princess Angeline Film Screening
WHEN: May 20, 2014, 1-2 pm
WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

Princess Angeline, daughter of Chief Seattle, refused to leave her homeland.
This film explores the story of the Duwamish and their struggle for tribal
recognition primarily through the life of Princess Angeline. Produced by
Sandra Osawa. 53 min long. Free admission & parking. 1-2 pm. Free tickets:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/622409.

Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

May
22
Thu
2014
“Welcome to Native Seattle” Duwamish Longhouse Tour
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

WHAT: Welcome to Native Seattle
WHEN: May 22, 2014, 1-2 pm
WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

Tour the Duwamish Longhouse with Chief Seattle’s Great-Great-Great-Grand Niece. Cecile Hansen, Duwamish Tribal Chairwoman, will share her personal experiences as the leader of Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe. Also enjoy the exhibit areas & art gallery. Museum Week 2 for 1 special. $3 for admission for 2 people. Free parking.

Tickets at:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/623054

Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

Jun
6
Fri
2014
Welcome historic West Seattle totem pole to its new home @ Log House Museum
Jun 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Everyone’s invited to the gala ceremony welcoming the former top-of-Admiral Way totem pole to its new home on the east side of the Log House Museum: Friday, June 6th. Ceremony starts at 10:30 am. Come early!

Southwest Seattle Historical Society executive director Clay Eals announced the plan today, centering on a “public unveiling ceremony featuring public officials, the Duwamish Tribe, and the student bodies of both Alki and Schmitz Park elementary schools.” Part of 61st SW by the museum (61st/Stevens) will be closed for the event, so that overhead photos/video can be recorded. You’re welcome to be there and be part of it. The pole’s history:

Carved by Boeing engineers Michael Morgan and Bob Fleischman from a log harvested from Schmitz Park, the totem pole stood at Belvedere View Point Park from 1966 to 2006. It is a nearly exact replica of a totem pole carved by the Bella Bella tribe of British Columbia and brought to Belvedere View Point Park 75 years ago, in 1939, by West Seattleite and Ye Olde Curiosity Shop owner J.E. “Daddy” Standley.

Recognizing the deteriorated condition of the 1966 totem pole, Seattle Parks and Recreation removed it in 2006 and replaced it with a differently designed and unpainted story pole carved by a descendant of Chief Seattle.

SWSHS’s restoration and display plan has been in the works since then; the pole was taken to restoration experts Artech two years ago, as reported here. Its return will coincide with a new mini-exhibit called “Reaching the Sky: Totem Tales of West Seattle.” You’ll find lots more information about the June 6th event and the pole’s history in the full announcement on the LHM/SWSHS website – see it here.

Jun
9
Mon
2014
St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble from Russia @ Peace Lutheran Church
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble from Russia
A magnificent concert of sacred and traditional Russian vocal music

Peace Lutheran Church
8316 – 39th Ave SW (39th and Thistle)
June 9th at 7:00 pm

Freewill Offering

Jun
20
Fri
2014
School’s Out for Summer Swim – Free Swim! @ Southwest Pool
Jun 20 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

At the Southwest Pool:

All youth swim for children (younger than 6 years of age or under 48” in height must be directly supervised in the water by an adult who is within a distance of an arm’s length at all times).

Friday June 20
4:30-5:30 pm

Jun
22
Sun
2014
Juneteenth celebration @ High Point Neighborhood House Community Center
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A new celebration of Juneteenth – “the second Independence Day” – in West Seattle, set for Sunday, June 22, 2014 2-6 pm at The Neighborhood House High Point Center:

Here’s the announcement (starting with some history), from High Point resident Liz Davis, shared by community builder Shukri Olow:

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.’

This summer will not pass without two opportunities to celebrate freedom, June 19th and July 4th. Do you remember your first Fourth of July? The first time you drove a car? What about your first kiss? Did you have trepidation and enjoyment at the same time? Were there Internal and external fireworks? Celebration and excitement? The exploration of something new yet unknown can bring many different, sometimes conflicting feelings.

That’s what I think the enslaved Africans in Galveston were feeling summer of 1865 when they received the announcement from the Union Major-General Gordon Granger, “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor…” This announcement was two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law. Over the years the celebrations and realization of freedom have grown.

Are you ready to celebrate this summer? You may have mixed emotions about this celebration. You may not have heard of this day of independence. No matter how you feel about Juneteenth, The Juneteenth Committee invites you to celebrate FREEDOM. Volunteers of The African American community at High Point are working with community partners including Seattle Housing Authority Community Builder to bring entertainment, spoken word, and food from the rich and uniquely West African and American culture known by many different descriptions; Black American, Soul/Soul Food or African American, to name a few. Children and adults will have lots to taste, touch and eat at this inaugural High Point Juneteenth Celebration. Sunday, June 22, 2014 2-6 pm at The Neighborhood House High Point Center, 6400 Sylvan Way SW!

Juneteenth celebration @ High Point Neighborhood House Community Center
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A new celebration of Juneteenth – “the second Independence Day” – in West Seattle, set for Sunday, June 22, 2014 2-6 pm at The Neighborhood House High Point Center:

Here’s the announcement (starting with some history), from High Point resident Liz Davis, shared by community builder Shukri Olow:

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.’

This summer will not pass without two opportunities to celebrate freedom, June 19th and July 4th. Do you remember your first Fourth of July? The first time you drove a car? What about your first kiss? Did you have trepidation and enjoyment at the same time? Were there Internal and external fireworks? Celebration and excitement? The exploration of something new yet unknown can bring many different, sometimes conflicting feelings.

That’s what I think the enslaved Africans in Galveston were feeling summer of 1865 when they received the announcement from the Union Major-General Gordon Granger, “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor…” This announcement was two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law. Over the years the celebrations and realization of freedom have grown.

Are you ready to celebrate this summer? You may have mixed emotions about this celebration. You may not have heard of this day of independence. No matter how you feel about Juneteenth, The Juneteenth Committee invites you to celebrate FREEDOM. Volunteers of The African American community at High Point are working with community partners including Seattle Housing Authority Community Builder to bring entertainment, spoken word, and food from the rich and uniquely West African and American culture known by many different descriptions; Black American, Soul/Soul Food or African American, to name a few. Children and adults will have lots to taste, touch and eat at this inaugural High Point Juneteenth Celebration. Sunday, June 22, 2014 2-6 pm at The Neighborhood House High Point Center, 6400 Sylvan Way SW!

Jul
10
Thu
2014
Funny Bamboo Music @ Southwest Library
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Canadian duo Khac Chi combines the traditional folk music of Vietnam with lively new arrangements, light-hearted humor & creative stage antics for a show that’s sure to delight people of all ages. For all ages, at the Southwest Library.

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 2–3 pm

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

Jul
17
Thu
2014
“3 Barrios – Arte Flamenco Profundo” show @ Luso Food And Wine
Jul 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

3 BARRIOS- ARTE FLAMENCO PROFUNDO is an authentic, lively Flamenco show with Guest Singers from Jerez, Spain.

Ali de la Tota, Jesus de la Esperanza and dancer Estefania Sanchez joining guitarist Mark Ferguson & dancer Esther Marion here in Seattle for a fun, lively evening show with authentic singing, guitar playing, palmas, percussion, jaleos and dancing! The real thing on a beautiful summer night in our barrio-our neigbourhood!

Thursday July 17th, 8 pm
at LUSO Food and Wine (in White Center)
Cover $20 / $5 kids

Buffet with Spanish Foods at 7 pm. Wine Tasting.

More info: www.esthermarion.com

about the artists:
www.escueladeritmo.com

Jul
19
Sat
2014
Duwamish Heritage Day – Free @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

WHAT: Duwamish Heritage Day – Free

WHEN: Saturday July 19th, 2014, 10 am-4 pm.

Celebrate Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Native American Heritage at the Duwamish Longhouse. Sing, dance & drum with Singing Feet- winner of a 2012 Mayor’s Arts Award. Class from 10 am-Noon. Princess Angeline film at 1 pm & 2 pm. Exhibits/Art Gallery 10 am-5pm.

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/761417

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

206.431.1582
www.duwamishtribe.org

Aug
17
Sun
2014
Gamelan concert @ Village Green Perennial Nursery
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Sunday, August 17th 1 pm Gamelan concert. Come enjoy traditional music of Indonesia with Golden Heron Gamelan, performing at Village Green Perennial Nursery in our NEW EVENT SPACE. No idea what kind of music that is? listening to Gamelan is an experience. Suggested donation $20 adult, $10 kids. Bring a blanket and a snack. Street parking for this event.

Did you know that Gamelan was believed to be created by Sang Hyang Guru, a god king that ruled all of the island of Java? He needed a way to summon the gods and invented the gong then created two more gongs for more complex messages – creating the original gamelan set. Gamelan is a set of instruments played together, and still an everyday part of Indonesian culture but you don’t have to travel all the way to Indonesia to enjoy the sounds!

Sep
27
Sat
2014
Confucius Institute 10th Anniversary Celebration @ Chief Sealth International High School
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Confucius Institutes!

Experience China without leaving Seattle! Join the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington (CIWA) on September 27, 2014 to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Confucius Institutes worldwide. We will participate in a global celebration of Chinese language and culture with games, performances, and fun.

Many activities:
~ Watch Lion Dancers and Kung Fu Performance
~ Make Traditional Chinese dumplings
~ Chinese language classes
~ Tea ceremony
~ Take photos with a Terracotta Warrior
~ Learn beautiful Chinese calligraphy
…and more!

Help us with planning by registering at:
http://confucius.washington.edu/event/ci-day

Saturday, September 27
1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Chief Sealth International High School
2600 SW Thistle St, Seattle WA 98126

IT’S FREE!

1:00 – 3:00 | Chinese Tea House, Chinese refreshments, dumpling making, photos with the Xi’an Terracotta Warrior statue, and more

1:15 – 2:00 | Chinese Calligraphy Stroke Jigsaw

1:15 – 2:00 | China in My Eyes panel discussion

1:15 – 2:15 | Chinese language class for kids

1:30 – 2:30 | Online HSK Demo (Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì Chinese Proficiency Test)

1:45 – 2:45 | Chinese language class

2:00 – 2:45 | Peking Opera Demonstration

2:00 – 2:45 | Experience Chinese Poems

3:00 – 4:00 | Chinese Cultural Performance in the Auditorium
featuring the Franklin High School Chinese Lion Dancers, Seattle Chinese Girls’ Drill Team, Peking Opera, Kung Fu demonstrations, and more.

Oct
1
Wed
2014
“Chinese corner” language and culture classes @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Learn basic Mandarin Chinese conversation and culture in a fun, relaxed environment with our experienced Chinese teachers and student assistants at the Seattle Chinese Garden. Participate in activities for all ages like playing mah jong, painting, and talking about food! 6 sessions are from 4 to 5:30 pm on 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, and 11/12.

Location:
Seattle Chinese Garden, Chan center 6000 16th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98106

Date/Time Information:
10/1, 10/15, 10/29, and 11/12 in 2014 (Wednesdays)
Sessions are from 4 to 5:30 pm

Register here.

Fees/Admission:
Free but donations are welcome.

Contact Information:
206-934-5219

The Chinese garden is located at South Seattle Community College campus (WSB sponsor), north end, 6000 16th Ave SW in Seattle.

Oct
15
Wed
2014
“Chinese corner” language and culture classes @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Oct 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Learn basic Mandarin Chinese conversation and culture in a fun, relaxed environment with our experienced Chinese teachers and student assistants at the Seattle Chinese Garden. Participate in activities for all ages like playing mah jong, painting, and talking about food! 6 sessions are from 4 to 5:30 pm on 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, and 11/12.

Location:
Seattle Chinese Garden, Chan center 6000 16th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98106

Date/Time Information:
10/1, 10/15, 10/29, and 11/12 in 2014 (Wednesdays)
Sessions are from 4 to 5:30 pm

Register here.

Fees/Admission:
Free but donations are welcome.

Contact Information:
206-934-5219

The Chinese garden is located at South Seattle Community College campus (WSB sponsor), north end, 6000 16th Ave SW in Seattle.

Oct
24
Fri
2014
Fairmount Park Elementary’s Fall Falcon Fest
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Falcons Fly Home: Join Fairmount Park Elementary for the Fall Falcon Fest

The Fairmount Park Elementary PTA (FPEPTA) invites alumni/alumnae of the newly expanded and reopened school to join us for our first festival, the Fall Falcon Fest on October 24th from 5-8 pm at the school.

Events for the evening include:
· Alumni tour (please email spirit@fpepta.org to register)
· Student craft booths
· Art stations – decorate a pumpkin, create a falcon-themed barrette or pin, make a lantern, and more!
· Add your own falcon to our “flock of falcons” art installation
· Join the cake walk
· Take your photo at the fall falcon photo booth
· Enjoy food trucks – no need to cut the evening short, stay for dinner! (Wicked Pies, Fusion on the Run, and The Cookie Cutter)

The event is free, although a suggested donation of $1 per person is welcome and donations to FPEPTA’s Annual Giving Campaign will be accepted (http://give.fpepta.org).

Visit the FPEPTA website to find out more about the fabulous things happening at the school. We are off to a great start and look forward to engaging with neighbors in the years to come.

All former Fairmount Park Falcons are strongly encouraged to join in the fun! If you have not yet shared your experiences with us at the FPEPTA website, please do so! We are treasuring the fabulous stories shared thus far.

http://fpepta.digitalpto.com/alums-and-neighbors/

For more information contact:
Shanti Breznau and Parie Hines
spirit@fpepta.org

Halloween Family Swim and Fall Carnival at Southwest Pool
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come to the Southwest Pool for a Halloween-themed Family Swim and Carnival on Friday October 24th. The carnival is 25 cents per ticket and runs from 6-7:30 pm. The free Family Swim is from 7-8 pm. More from Seattle Parks:

Looking for an activity for the entire family? Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Southwest Pool and take a dip with the pumpkins! There will be a penny dive, bobbing for apples, and other fun activities. Anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied in the water by an adult or guardian.

Ages: All; anyone under 18 must be accompanied in the water by an adult
Location: Southwest Pool, 2801 SW Thistle St.
Date and time: Friday, October 24, 6-7:30 pm; Swim 7-8 pm
Cost for family swim: Free Fall Carnival: $0.25 per ticket.

Oct
25
Sat
2014
Celebremos el Día de los Muertos/Celebrate Day of the Dead @ Southwest Library
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

At the Southwest Library on Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2–3:30 pm:

Medallón de Calaveras – Aprendan a decorar un medallón de calavera con pintura, cuentas y lentejuelas. Cuando terminen podrán utilizarlo como collar. Para niños mayores de 5 años. Translation: Skull Medallion – Decorate a skull medallion with paint, beads and sequins. When finished, it can be put on a necklace. For ages 5 & up.

Los programas y eventos de la biblioteca son gratuitos, todos son bienvenidos. No necesitan registrarse. Translation: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Día de los Muertos, a popular celebration in Mexico, the United States and many parts of Central America, is celebrated from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.

Oct
29
Wed
2014
“Chinese corner” language and culture classes @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Learn basic Mandarin Chinese conversation and culture in a fun, relaxed environment with our experienced Chinese teachers and student assistants at the Seattle Chinese Garden. Participate in activities for all ages like playing mah jong, painting, and talking about food! 6 sessions are from 4 to 5:30 pm on 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, and 11/12.

Location:
Seattle Chinese Garden, Chan center 6000 16th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98106

Date/Time Information:
10/1, 10/15, 10/29, and 11/12 in 2014 (Wednesdays)
Sessions are from 4 to 5:30 pm

Register here.

Fees/Admission:
Free but donations are welcome.

Contact Information:
206-934-5219

The Chinese garden is located at South Seattle Community College campus (WSB sponsor), north end, 6000 16th Ave SW in Seattle.

Nov
12
Wed
2014
“Chinese corner” language and culture classes @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Nov 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Learn basic Mandarin Chinese conversation and culture in a fun, relaxed environment with our experienced Chinese teachers and student assistants at the Seattle Chinese Garden. Participate in activities for all ages like playing mah jong, painting, and talking about food! 6 sessions are from 4 to 5:30 pm on 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, and 11/12.

Location:
Seattle Chinese Garden, Chan center 6000 16th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98106

Date/Time Information:
10/1, 10/15, 10/29, and 11/12 in 2014 (Wednesdays)
Sessions are from 4 to 5:30 pm

Register here.

Fees/Admission:
Free but donations are welcome.

Contact Information:
206-934-5219

The Chinese garden is located at South Seattle Community College campus (WSB sponsor), north end, 6000 16th Ave SW in Seattle.

Nov
20
Thu
2014
Native Culture Night @ Highland Park Elementary School
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Highland Park Community Pow Wow Association is hosting Native Culture Night on Thursday, November 20th from 5:30-7:30 pm at Highland Park Elementary School! There will be traditional drumming, storytelling, a silent auction featuring authentic native artwork and crafts, and delicious cultural foods for sale. This event is open to the whole community. Funds raised will go towards the 2nd Annual Traditional Mini Pow Wow hosted at Highland Park Elementary on March 20th.

Dec
14
Sun
2014
Free concert: Ladies Musical Club @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Dec 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ladies Musical Club concert Sunday December 14th, 3–4 pm at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library.

Join us for a Ladies Musical Club concert featuring music by Schubert and Brahms.

Katie Hochman, soprano
Tiina Ritalahti, soprano
Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

– Duets for Two Sopranos

Ann Rackl, violin
Selina Chu, piano

Sonatina in G minor, Op 137, no 3 – Schubert
I. Allegro giusto
II. Andante
III. Menuetto
IV. Allegro Moderato

Sonatensatz (Sonata Movement) Opus Posthumous – Brahms Scherzo

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

Dec
31
Wed
2014
Sacred Hoop – New Year’s Eve Event @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Dec 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

New Year’s Eve event at the Duwamish Longhouse:

An alternative to bass thumping parties and drugs and alcohol, you are invited to a more ceremonial approach to bringing in the New Year. We will have singers and dancers from many tribal nations, as well as artists from around the world. Native, Indigenous, First Nations, and Non-Native peoples are welcomed. Music, dancing, prayer, and more! We are in the planning stages of this event, details soon to follow. Everyone welcome to plan, create, and participate. No alcohol, no drugs event.

Entry: $10-20 sliding scale

Potluck!!! A wonderful offering from each person to our community. Note our system starting with the first letter of your last name.

If the first letter of your last name starts with an A-H: Please bring something to drink and cups.

If the first letter of your last name starts with an I-R: Please bring a main dish to eat, clearly labelled, and napkins or paper towels.

If the first letter of your last name starts with S-Z: Please bring both sturdy plates and cutlery.

Schedule:

6pm-8pm Community potluck

8pm- 11:55pm Native performances

11:55-12pm Prayer

After midnight to 1am Dancing!

1am clean up (community help appreciated! ) and goodbyes

Featuring performances by:

Swil Kanim – Lummi Nation (Violinist, Storyteller)

Paul Cheoketen Wagner – Wsaanich (Sanich) (Native Flute, Prayer, Storyteller

Blake Whitewolf Shelafoe – drummer, singer

Drum groups

Dancers

And more to come!

Jan
11
Sun
2015
Free concert: Ladies Musical Club @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jan 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ladies Musical Club concert Sunday, January 11, 2015, 3–4 pm at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library.

Join us for a Ladies Musical Club concert featuring music for oboe, mezzo-soprano and piano.

Gail Perstein, oboe
Amber Rose Johnson, mezzo-soprano
Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

The Ladies Musical Club is a corporation of women with the mission to foster classical music in the community through education, performance and awards.

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

Feb
1
Sun
2015
Super Bowl Sunday $2 family swim @ Southwest Pool
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

At the Southwest Pool:

Not a football fan? Bring your family to a specially priced swim – just $2/person – on Super Bowl Sunday (February 1st) from 2-3 pm. Play with the kids, get some exercise and relax in the spa and sauna! Children must be accompanied into the water by an adult.

Sunday February 1st

Feb
8
Sun
2015
Duwamish Native Foods Now & Then – Fry Bread & Venison Ste @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WHAT: Duwamish Native Foods-Now & Then-Fry Bread & Venison Stew

WHEN: February 8, 2015. 12-4 pm.

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106, 206-431-1582, www.duwamishtribe.org

Free program sharing the cultural & food traditions of Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe. Doors open 12 pm. Cultural Program 1-3 pm. Shared Meal 3-4 pm. Free. All invited. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1233229

What do you do when the U.S. Government asks you to move and promises to provide food & shelter, etc., but only provides a cup of flour & fat? You survive by making fry bread.

The Duwamish Native Food Program is sponsored by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods & 4Culture. Bi-monthly program, 2nd & 4th Sundays, February-July.

Currently in the Duwamish Art Gallery– Roger Fernandes: Proof of Spirit. New works by master Salish artist & storyteller reflect on local native culture & beliefs.

Feb
14
Sat
2015
Neighbor Appreciation Day Free Swim @ Southwest Pool
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

At the Southwest Pool:

Thank you, West Seattle neighbors, for supporting your favorite pool! Join us for a free public swim. Refreshments served in the lobby.

Saturday February 14
1-2 pm

Feb
22
Sun
2015
Duwamish Native Foods Now & Then – Salmon Soup & Berry Cobbler @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WHAT: Duwamish Native Foods Now & Then – Salmon Soup & Berry Cobbler

WHEN: February 22, 2015. 12-4 pm.

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106, 206-431-1582, www.duwamishtribe.org

Free program sharing the cultural & food traditions of Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe. Doors open 12 pm. Cultural Program 1-3 pm. Shared Meal 3-4 pm. Free. All invited. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1273292

Two of today’s recognized super foods– salmon & berries–were basic Duwamish dietary staples. Before metal pots were introduced, the Duwamish made soups in a tightly woven basket. The soup was boiled by placing hot river rocks in the basket. Salmon soup was a traditional favorite. Berries were collected in season and preserved for later use.

The Duwamish Native Food Program is sponsored by the DUWAMISH RIVER OPPORTUNITY FUND (DROF): Seattle Department of Neighborhoods & 4Culture. Bi-monthly program, 2nd & 4th Sundays, February-July.y.

Currently in the Duwamish Art Gallery– Roger Fernandes: Proof of Spirit. New works by master Salish artist & storyteller reflect on local native culture & beliefs.

Roger Fernandes is a Native American artist whose work reflects the culture and beliefs of the Puget Salish tribes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. A member of the Lower Elwha S’Klallam Tribe, he was born and raised in Seattle and studied art at the University of Washington.

Mar
6
Fri
2015
Family Night @ West Seattle YMCA
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Family Night at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor)

Friday, March 6th

6:00 to 8:00 pm – gym & running track
7:30 to 9:00 pm – open swim in the pool

Invite your friends and neighbors for a free evening of family fun! Play on the mats, swing on the rings, climb and slide on the inflatable obstacle course, run on the track, and go swimming. Get your family moving together.

WHERE
West Seattle YMCA – – 4515 36th Ave SW, Seattle

FEES
FREE! Non-members, please bring a donation for the West Seattle Food Bank.

REGISTER
No need to register. Just come on down!

Mar
18
Wed
2015
I’M/MIGRATION Unplugged @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center on Wednesday March 18 from 7-9 pm as we celebrate Women’s History Month with poetry readings by Native poets.

Following on the heels of the successful 2013 production of I’M/MIGRATION, which featured artists in various performing arts disciplines, I’M/MIGRATION Unplugged presents an opportunity for poets to share their interpretation of movement across invisible yet very real boundaries by exploring the role of women today as influenced by the sociopolitical, economic and cultural boundaries in our communities. This event is donation only and is supported, in part, by an award from 4Culture, with partial funding from Seattle Arts and Culture.

The Poets:

Celeste Adame is an MFA Candidate in the inaugural class of the Lo-Rez program at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She’s been published in Yellow Medicine Review, As/Us, Santa Fe Literary Review and numerous IAIA student anthologies. When not writing, she makes her life in Auburn, WA with her family.

Natalie Díaz was born in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian community. She is the author of the poetry collection When My Brother Was an Aztec (2012), which New York Times reviewer Eric McHenry described as an “ambitious..beautiful book.” Her honors and awards include the Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, the Louis Untermeyer Scholarship in Poetry from Bread Loaf, the Narrative Poetry Prize, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship.

Nilka Wherrette is an Acéntos Poetry Fellow of Colombian descent who divides her time between Seattle and Colombia, S.A.. Her poetry explores contemporary issues as experienced through the lens of an indigenous, mixed race woman. She has a passion for exploring the marriage between poetry and stage, and her poem-dramas have recently been produced and performed on stages in Seattle and Los Angeles. She is currently a student in the “Low Rez” MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, working on her first poetry manuscript.

Wed March 18, 2015
7-9 pm
Donations Accepted

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
4705 West Marginal Way Southwest
Seattle WA 98106
(206) 431-1582

Apr
4
Sat
2015
Princess Angeline Film Marathon @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

WHAT: Princess Angeline Film Marathon
WHEN: April 4, 2015 11 am–3 pm
WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

Princess Angeline, daughter of Chief Seattle, refused to leave her homeland. This film explores the story of the Duwamish and their struggle for tribal recognition primarily through the life of Princess Angeline. Produced by Sandra Osawa. 53 min long. Free admission & parking. 11am-3pm. Showings start at: 11 am, 12:20 pm, 2 pm.

Free tickets:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1414325

Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

May
4
Mon
2015
West Seattle Hi-Yu meeting @ Admiral Congregational Church
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The next West Seattle Hi-Yu meeting is at 7 pm on May 4th at the Admiral Congregational Church (3 blocks North of Admiral Way on California Ave SW.)

There will be a judged event with essay reading by the candidates for the Senior court. Please come and bring a friend, neighbor, co-worker or former Hi-Yu member.

We will be planning the next Hi-Yu events and parades, including the West Seattle Hi-Yu float participating in the daffodil parade on April 11th in Tacoma and Puyallup.

West Seattle Hi-Yu, the All volunteer non profit organization celebrating 81 years as a community festival by providing free, fun, family friendly
activities, events, community float traveling to parades and scholarships.

westseattlehiyu.com

May
5
Tue
2015
Cinco de Mayo Celebration Hispanic Culture Event @ Delridge Community Center
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor), Tuesday May 5th 6–8 pm:

Cinco de Mayo Celebration Hispanic Culture Event

Learn about the Hispanic Culture through music, food and dance.

Taco Tuesday @ Alki Bathhouse
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

At the Alki Community Center Bathhouse (WSB sponsor), Tuesday May 5th 6–7:30 pm:

TACO TUESDAY
All Ages
It’s Cinco de Mayo! And it’s Tuesday! Join us for a night of delicious Mexican food. There will be a Piñata, other fun activities and, of course, a choice of tacos (including vegetarian) along with salsa, rice, beans and snacks. $5 fee includes tacos.

Location: Alki CC-Bathhouse
Tuesday May 5th
6-7:30 pm

$5

KIDS UNDER 3 EAT FREE

May
9
Sat
2015
Katherine Arquette: Native Kaleidoscope Collection–Opening Reception & Artist Talk @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

At the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

Katherine Arquette: Native Kaleidoscope Collection–Opening Reception & Artist Talk.

Coastal Salish art conveying stories of connection & transformation. Opening Reception: Saturday May 9, 2015, 1-3 pm. Artist Talk at 1 pm. Exhibit continues thru June in Duwamish Longhouse Art Gallery.

Free Admission:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1586426

Katherine Arquette is an enrolled member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and a descendant of the Duwamish Tribe– a Great Granddaughter of Julia Siddle whose baskets reside at the Burke Museum.

Working with natural resources and repurposed materials to create complex multi-dimensional pieces, Katherine refers to her art as “organic.” It’s contemporary while retaining traditions inspired by her Elders. Incorporating stories in her art making–each piece conveys a spirit of connection and transformation relating to a feeling or place. She has a B.A. degree in Arts and Literature.

WHEN: Opening Reception: Sat., May 9, 2015, 1-3 pm. Doors open at Noon & close at 5 pm.

Artist Talk at 1 pm. Free Admission

Art Exhibit: May 9, 2015 to June 30, 2015. Mon-Sat, 10-5.

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Parking: Additional free parking in area includes 2 parking lots across the street.

By bus, bike, and foot: The longhouse is across the street from the Duwamish Trail. By bus, take Route 21 to Chelan & Spokane, walk/bike 1 mile south on the Duwamish Trail. Cross W. Marginal Way SW at the parking lot driveway of Herring House Park and walk 30 feet south to the longhouse.

206.431.1582, www.duwamishtribe.org

May
16
Sat
2015
3rd Annual West Seattle Bee Garden Parade & Picnic @ High Point Common Park
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The West Seattle Bee Garden and High Point Neighborhood Association are hosting the Third Annual West Seattle Bee Festival, complete with a Picnic and Parade!

Date: Saturday, May 16th 2015
Time: 9 am-2 pm

Please share with your school and groups – everyone is invited to join!

More Details:
– The Honey Run starts at 9am at High Point Point, SW Juneau & 30th Ave SW (no registration necessary, just show up)
– Come to Neighborhood House (6400 Sylvan Way SW) at 10am and make your own bee or flower costume (materials and help provided) so you can march in the parade!
Kids and Pet Parade in High Point Commons Park at 11 am
– Learn about Bee Friendly gardening, food, books and activities at the Information Fair from 11:30 am-2pm
– Taste healthy, delicious, easy to prepare food at the Lunchbox Cook Off from 11:30-1:30
– Take a tour of the West Seattle Bee Enclosure (SW Graham and Lanham Pl. SW) and Garden from 11:30-2PM where you can buy honey from the Puget Sound Bee Keepers Association
– Kids can participate in the Bee-Ball Tournament or Field Games in Commons Park
– Music by DA Productions will fill the park. Text your request to 57682 on the day
– Crafts, henna, face painting and more…..

Come see what’s new at the bee garden this year!

WHY?
Because it’s fun and builds community – with the added benefit of supporting bees, pollinators and our environment (and why not come craft something to give Mom for Mother’s Day – wink!).

We hope to see you there!

Contemporary and Traditional Native Fine Arts of the Future @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

Contemporary and Traditional Native Fine Arts of the Future: Featuring John Romero (Eastern Shoshone).

1-day show. With guest artist, Noelani Aure (Nooksack). Meet the artists. Free admission & parking.

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 1-4 pm
Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

JOHN ROMERO (Eastern Shoshone)
John has been creating different types of media since his very early years while living and growing up on the Wind River Reservation in Ft. Washakie Wyoming.

“Although I mostly paint images of the Plains and Southwest, I have been introduced to a whole new life force in the Northwest and enjoy the various water creatures and The Great Journey of the Coastal Clans and Family’s”.

“We are made aware Dailey of many Teachings and it is up to us to choose the path of our Life”.

NOELANI AURE (Nooksack)
Noelani Aure comes from the Nooksack and Shxwha:y Village Coast Salish Nations. She is an educator with Bachelor of Arts Degree from the UW.

Her art depicts the deep love and respect she has for her family, people, land and culture. Her paintings merge traditional coastal forms, natural northwest landscapes, and modern influences. Her work speaks to social injustices that affect, not only her communities, but many Native Peoples.

206.431.1582, www.duwamishtribe.org, dts@qwestoffice.net

Parking: Additional free parking in area includes 2 parking lots across the street.

By bus, bike, and foot: The longhouse is across the street from the Duwamish Trail. By bus, take Route 21 to Chelan & Spokane, walk/bike 1 mile south on the Duwamish Trail. Cross W. Marginal Way SW at the parking lot driveway of Herring House Park and walk 30 feet south to the longhouse.

May
23
Sat
2015
Academic Elders: New books by Ken Tollefson and Vi Hilbert @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
May 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

At the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center:

Academic Elders: New books by Dr. Ken Tollefson and Vi Hilbert, with Dr. Jay Miller & Lois Dodson.

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 1-3 pm
Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

A lively panel featuring Dr. Tollefson–anthropologist for the Duwamish Tribe. The Journal of NW Anthropology recently honored Dr. Tollefson with the publication of a memoir-a collection of his work on the Duwamish, Snoqualmie and Tlingit. Joining in is Dr. Miller, JONA’s previous honoree and Lois Dodson, the daughter of Vi Hilbert (1918-2008) founder of Lushootseed Research. Book signing. Free event!

More info and free tickets at:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1592198

Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1469061673384852/

206.431.1582, www.duwamishtribe.org, dts@qwestoffice.net

Parking: Additional free parking in area includes 2 parking lots across the street.

By bus, bike, and foot: The longhouse is across the street from the Duwamish Trail. By bus, take Route 21 to Chelan & Spokane, walk/bike 1 mile south on the Duwamish Trail. Cross W. Marginal Way SW at the parking lot driveway of Herring House Park and walk 30 feet south to the longhouse.

Comedian Chad Charlie performs @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center:

Comedian Chad Charlie Live at the Duwamish Longhouse

Native American Comedian & Poet. Hailing from the native village of Ahousat, BC, Chad will have you in tears of laughter with his struggles moving from the reservation to Seattle. Then he will have you contemplating native issues through is powerful poetry. Young and fresh–his words resonate. Surprise guests. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1633849
or $8 suggested donation at the door.

Chad has appeared at events across the country including the world famous Laugh Factory in Hollywood.

Audience: Adult 18+. Free parking in area.

WHEN: Saturday, May 23, 2015, 7-9 pm. Doors open at 6 pm. Come early and
enjoy the Longhouse exhibits and art gallery.

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW
Seattle, WA

206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net

www.duwamishtribe.org

May
28
Thu
2015
Denny Annual Multicultural Potluck and Talent Show @ Denny International Middle School
May 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Denny International Middle School’s
Annual Multicultural Potluck and Talent Show
May 28th at 6:30
Denny Galleria

Please bring your favorite dish and join us as we celebrate our diverse Denny Community. There will be student performances, coloring tables, lots of food and more!

Hope to see you there!

May
30
Sat
2015
Mermaid Parade @ Alki Bathhouse
May 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Calling all mermaids for the first West Seattle Mermaid Parade! Come join us (in costumes!) on Sat May 30, 2015. Meet at the Alki Bathhouse at 11 am for a water themed veil dance by the Sirens of Serpentine to live harp music by Monica Schley. After, we will walk the alki beach trail. Mermaids are not afraid of water so this parade happens rain or shine. – Free, all ages and open to everyone

The mermaid parade is the proud recipient of an art grant from Ignition Northwest (501c) for NEW interactive, community-driven, collaborative works that are accessible to the public and participatory in scope. Fueling community through participatory arts, events and education,

May
31
Sun
2015
Little Pilgrim School Alumni event @ Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall
May 31 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Sunday, May 31st, 11:30 am–1:30 pm – Little Pilgrim School Alumni event at Fauntleroy Church:

If you or anyone you know EVER attended Little Pilgrim School, this event is for you!

WHEN: Sunday, May 31st, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
WHERE: Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church
WHAT: Meet and greet former Little Pilgrim School students, families and teachers! Refreshments! Pictures! Raffle drawing! Bid farewell to longtime teacher Barbara Smith who will be retiring at the end of this school year.

Please visit www.Littlepilgrim.org (or click on the LPS link from the Fauntleroy Church website) to complete the short alumni survey.

Questions? Contact (206)932-5600 or lorrie@fauntleroyucc.org.

Jul
13
Mon
2015
West Seattle Hi-Yu meeting @ Admiral Congregational Church
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Hi-Yu General Meeting, every Monday in July at 7:00 pm, Admiral Congregational Church. Hope to see you there!

If you would like to volunteer and help with the parade float or the event, please come to the meeting or contact us at westseattlehiyu.com

Jul
20
Mon
2015
West Seattle Hi-Yu meeting @ Admiral Congregational Church
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Hi-Yu General Meeting, every Monday in July at 7:00 pm, Admiral Congregational Church. Hope to see you there!

If you would like to volunteer and help with the parade float or the event, please come to the meeting or contact us at westseattlehiyu.com

Jul
24
Fri
2015
Duwamish Revealed: Free Movie Night @ The Estuary/T-108 Park
Jul 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Duwamish Revealed, a summer long series of outdoor art installations, performances, community activities presents two nights of documentary movies about the Duwamish Tribe on Jesse Card’s portable outdoor cinema. John Boylan, host of the discussion series “Conversations,” will begin the evening with a monologue based on contemporary and historical stories from along the riverbanks.

John Boylan | Duwamish Movie Night
at The Estuary/T-108 Park, 4651 Diagonal Avenue S., Seattle

Friday July 24, 8 pm: Princess Angeline, dir. Sandra Osawa, 2008, 53 minutes

Saturday July 25, 8 pm: Chief Seattle, dir. BJ Bullert, 2000, 80 minutes

Both nights will feature special appearances by the filmmakers.

On July 24th Princess Angeline will be shown. Princess Angeline, daughter of Chief Seattle, lived alone at the bottom of Pike Street and refused to leave her homeland despite the city’s ban on Native people living within the city limits. The film explores the story of the Duwamish and their still-unrecognized tribal status through the life of Princess Angeline.

On July 25th Chief Seattle will be shown. Chief Seattle brings to life the legendary Puget Sound leader who welcomed the Americans to settle on the land that now bears his name. It recounts the known facts of Seattle’s life and times, and casts a fresh light on the controversy over the famous speech attributed to him. Originally broadcast on KCTS Television, the film features interviews with Duwamish Tribe leader Cecile Hansen, historians Alexandra Harmon and David Buerge, and author Jonathan Raban.

About Duwamish Revealed:

www.duwamishrevealed.com

www.facebook.com/duwamishrevealed

#duwamishrevealed

List of artists: http://www.duwamishrevealed.com/artists/

Map of art installations: http://www.duwamishrevealed.com/map/

Event calendar: http://www.duwamishrevealed.com/events/

Jul
25
Sat
2015
Duwamish Revealed: Free Movie Night @ The Estuary/T-108 Park
Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Duwamish Revealed, a summer long series of outdoor art installations, performances, community activities presents two nights of documentary movies about the Duwamish Tribe on Jesse Card’s portable outdoor cinema. John Boylan, host of the discussion series “Conversations,” will begin the evening with a monologue based on contemporary and historical stories from along the riverbanks.

John Boylan | Duwamish Movie Night
at The Estuary/T-108 Park, 4651 Diagonal Avenue S., Seattle

Friday July 24, 8 pm: Princess Angeline, dir. Sandra Osawa, 2008, 53 minutes

Saturday July 25, 8 pm: Chief Seattle, dir. BJ Bullert, 2000, 80 minutes

Both nights will feature special appearances by the filmmakers.

On July 24th Princess Angeline will be shown. Princess Angeline, daughter of Chief Seattle, lived alone at the bottom of Pike Street and refused to leave her homeland despite the city’s ban on Native people living within the city limits. The film explores the story of the Duwamish and their still-unrecognized tribal status through the life of Princess Angeline.

On July 25th Chief Seattle will be shown. Chief Seattle brings to life the legendary Puget Sound leader who welcomed the Americans to settle on the land that now bears his name. It recounts the known facts of Seattle’s life and times, and casts a fresh light on the controversy over the famous speech attributed to him. Originally broadcast on KCTS Television, the film features interviews with Duwamish Tribe leader Cecile Hansen, historians Alexandra Harmon and David Buerge, and author Jonathan Raban.

About Duwamish Revealed:

www.duwamishrevealed.com

www.facebook.com/duwamishrevealed

#duwamishrevealed

List of artists: http://www.duwamishrevealed.com/artists/

Map of art installations: http://www.duwamishrevealed.com/map/

Event calendar: http://www.duwamishrevealed.com/events/

Jul
26
Sun
2015
Duwamish Native Foods, Now & Then: Teachings of the First People @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WHAT: Duwamish Native Foods-Now & Then – Teachings of the First People

WHEN: July 26, 2015. 12-4 pm. Doors open at Noon. Program starts at 1 pm. Enjoy Art Gallery & Exhibits & Waterfront Park beforehand.

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, 206-431-1582, www.duwamishtribe.org

Free program sharing the cultural & food traditions of Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe. Doors open 12 pm. Cultural Program 1 pm. Storyteller Roger Fernandes shares: Teachings of the First People. Shared Meal 3pm.

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1984124

Storytelling is Healing and Teaching.

At one time, all Duwamish people knew the same stories. We understood the world through those common stories. The stories taught and guided and healed us. Sent to us by our ancestors who knew we would need these stories so we could live in the world in a good way– those stories are still waiting to do their work for those who will listen.

Today, books, television and the Internet have replaced storytelling. But, the old people say that the new ways have no spirit. The true power of storytelling comes when the moisture of the teller’s breath gives life and power to the story.

Guest Speaker: Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha S’Klallam Tribe) is a renowned story teller and artist living in Seattle, WA. His work reflects the culture and beliefs of the Puget Salish tribes of the Pacific Northwest Coast.

The Duwamish Native Food Program is sponsored by the DUWAMISH RIVER OPPORTUNITY FUND (DROF): Seattle Department of Neighborhoods & 4Culture. Bi-monthly program, 2nd & 4th Sundays, June-July.

Jul
27
Mon
2015
West Seattle Hi-Yu meeting @ Admiral Congregational Church
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Hi-Yu General Meeting, every Monday in July at 7:00 pm, Admiral Congregational Church. Hope to see you there!

If you would like to volunteer and help with the parade float or the event, please come to the meeting or contact us at westseattlehiyu.com

Aug
9
Sun
2015
‘Restoration Reunion’ and demonstration with David Rogers @ Log House Museum
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Two-part “Restoration Reunion” on Sunday, Aug. 9, to feature outdoor demonstration, dinner speech by log preservationist David Rogers:

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is thrilled to welcome back to West Seattle the log-home preservationist who was the contractor for restoration of its “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum 18 years ago.

David Rogers will be the special guest of the historical society for two events on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. His appearances are supported by 4Culture.

~ The first event, free and open to the public, will run from 2 to 4 pm in the museum’s Circle Courtyard, 3003 61st Ave. S.W., where Rogers will conduct an interactive demonstration of log-restoration techniques and describe in detail the hands-on work he did on the museum.

~ The second event, at 6:30 pm is a fundraiser for the historical society, is a no-host dinner and speech at West 5 Lounge in the West Seattle Junction, at which Rogers will speak about the importance of preserving and restoring log structures. Admission is a $10 donation, payable at the door or online at http://www.loghousemuseum.info/events/welcome-back-david-rogers/. (Any food or drink ordered is in addition to the donation.)

Reservations are being taken for both events at
http://www.loghousemuseum.info/events/welcome-back-david-rogers/.

Rogers, who has operated his Logs & Timbers business from Rhododendron, Oregon, since 1983, has successfully helped scores of private organizations and public agencies to achieve their preservation goals.

He inspired countless thousands with his hands-on helming of the Log House Museum’s back (south) wall in 1996-1997. His craftsmanship on behalf of the museum is highlighted in a 6-minute video that is viewable at http://www.loghousemuseum.info/events/welcome-back-david-rogers/.

Sep
5
Sat
2015
Stand with Duwamish Cultural Day @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Sep 5 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

WHAT: Stand with Duwamish Cultural Day – Free

WHEN: Sat., Sept. 5, 2015 at 1-6 pm.

Learn more about Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe and their struggle for federal recognition. Hosted by Cecile Hansen, the great-great-great grandniece of Chief Seattle and Duwamish Tribal Chairwoman. Princess Angeline film at 1 pm & 3 pm. Cultural sharing. Exhibits/Art Gallery 10-6. Indian tacos, fry bread, snacks-$.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1066573873377243/

More information at: http://www.standwithduwamish.com/learn.html

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA

206.431.1582, www.duwamishtribe.org

Duwamish Tribe–In January 2009, the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center was opened to promote and share the heritage of Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe–Seattle’s First People and only native tribe. Duwamish tribal leadership continues unbroken since Chief Seattle. The Longhouse provides a home for the Duwamish people and visible place to declare, “We are still here.” Like traditional potlatch houses, it is a gathering place to which the Duwamish can invite guests.

Sep
12
Sat
2015
Duwamish Revealed: Revealing Coast Salish Cultures: Journeying by Canoe and Art @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

An event in the Duwamish Revealed Festival:

Duwamish Revealed, a summer long series of outdoor art installations, performances, and community activities presents Revealing Coast Salish Cultures: Journeying by Canoe and Art. This event has been produced in collaboration with Welcome to Our Native Land, (WONL), a Native cultural arts organization based in Seattle. On Saturday, September 12th from 12–6 pm, canoe families from around the region will paddle in for a welcoming landing at Terminal 107 Park and celebration of the Duwamish River’s First Peoples at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center. Canoes will be welcomed by the Duwamish Tribal Chair Cecile Hansen. Everyone is invited and welcome to join the landing and tribal welcoming!

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Terminal 107 Park:
Storyteller and artist Paul Che Oke Ten Wagner, Saanich, First Nations, will lead people in creating Coast Salish style dream catchers.

12:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Duwamish Longhouse (across W Marginal Way from the park):
A showcase of Native food, art and performance, featuring:

Artist demonstrations and artwork for purchase by Bill James (Lummi / Duwamish), baskets & crafts; Bruce Pierre (Lummi), painter; Kathryn Arquette (Muckleshoot / Duwamish), interdisciplinary arts; John Romero (Eastern Shoshone), painter & regalia creator; Jerry Laktonen (Yupik / Alutiiq), masks, paddles, and glass; Jimmy Price (Port Gamble S’Kallam), paddles, rattles, and carving; Peter Boome (Upper Skagit), paddles & carving, prints, drums, beadwork, and various Native crafts.

On display will be a set of ceremonial canoe paddles commissioned from carvers Peter Boome (Upper Skagit); Michael Haladay (Duwamish); Jimmy Price (Port Gamble S’Kallam); and Rick Williams (Nuu-chah-nulth, Ditidaht Nation of British Columbia).

Coastal kaleidoscope artist Kathryn Arquette (Muckleshoot / Duwamish), has been commissioned to create an interpretative sculpture that celebrates the tradition of paddle carving.

Hand painted silk banners by artist Jose Montano will mark the event location.

Emerging artist Noelani Aure (Nooksak), will show her distinctive style paintings including Mount Rainier, Sasquatch, the Duwamish River, and vividly colored tribal landscapes

3:00 pm: Performance and storytelling by Paul Che oke Ten Wagner and the 7th Generation Youth Coastal Dancers

4:00 pm: Free salmon dinner

Sponsors:
ECOSS, The Environmental Coalition of South Seattle
Native Kulturz Group: Welcome to Our Native Land

Terminal 107 Park:
4700 West Marginal Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center:
4750 West Marginal Way SW
Seattle WA 98106

About Duwamish Revealed:

www.duwamishrevealed.com

www.facebook.com/duwamishrevealed

Sep
23
Wed
2015
Traditional Chinese Performance from Chongqing @ Chief Sealth International High School
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come one and all to celebrate Confucius Institute Day 2015 with a performance of Chinese acrobatics, dance, and traditional Sichuan face changing on Wednesday, September 23, at 7 pm. This 25-member troupe from Seattle’s sister city in China, Chongqing, will perform only in Seattle and San Francisco.

Sponsors are the Seattle-Chongqing Sister City Association and the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington.

Performances include: dance performanes “The King of Qin Reviewing the Troops,” “Swan Goose,” “Bamboo Branch Song,” “Girls Playing Water,” Pipa and Erheen Solo “Dreaming of Wushan,” Acrobatic shows entitled “Strength” and “Take the Seat”; and Chuan Opera “Pi Jin Rolling Light,” “Shoot Eagles” and “Face Off.”

Time: 7:00 pm Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
Come by at 6:00 to see an exhibition of Chinese arts and crafts and enjoy some Chinese refreshments.

Location: Chief Sealth International High School
2600 SW Thistle St, Seattle

Please register in advance to reserve your seats:
http://confucius.washington.edu/event/chongqing-performance-sept23/

The event is FREE, but tax-deductible donations are gratefully accepted, and proceeds will be shared with the Chief Sealth Nankai Student Exchange, Seattle Chinese Garden, and Seattle-Chongqing Sister City Association. Make checks out to “Confucius Institute/Alliance for Education.” Forms for cash, check, and credit card donations will be available at the event. Or download a Donation Form now (Word: CIWA_Donation_Form_Sept23 or PDF: CIWA_Donation_Form_Sept23)

Oct
7
Wed
2015
Joyas Mestizas dance group performance @ Delridge Community Center
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come and see, taste, learn about and listen to the Hispanic Heritage.

Delridge Community Center presents:
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Special performance by the dance group: Joyas Mestizas

Snack and Refreshments provided.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
6:30 pm
Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor)
206.684.7423

Oct
10
Sat
2015
Oktoberfest of the Austria Club of Washington @ Alki Masonic Hall
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Austria Club of Washington has the most authentic Oktoberfest – and it’s held in West Seattle!

Date and Time: Saturday, October 10th 6–11 pm
Location: Alki Masonic Hall

Featuring the Bert Carlson Band
Folk costume (Tracht) encouraged
German beer and wine at modest prices

Cost: $35 (includes dinner)
Advance purchase only!

Tickets must be paid by October 3
Mail check (made out to ‘Austria Club of WA’) to:
Rosie Mulholland
11737 5th Avenue NE “C”, Seattle, WA 98125

For info call Rosie at 367-1988 or visit www.austriaclubwa.com.

Oct
16
Fri
2015
School Age Family Night @ West Seattle Family YMCA
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Coming up at the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB Sponsor) Friday, October 16th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm:

West Seattle families with school-age children in Kindergarten through 5th grades—join us for a FREE special night in October! Play with new friends from school, challenge yourself on our inflatable obstacle course, get moving with your family with a rousing game of Gaga Dodgeball, splash in the pool during open swim and enter to win a three-month Y family membership! Bring your family, friends, schoolmates and neighbors. (Open swim from 7:35 to 8:25 pm. ) Free! Register in person at the Y or online here:

https://apm.activecommunities.com/seattleymca/Activity_Search/family-connect-school-age-family-night/25212

Friday, October 16th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Oct
17
Sat
2015
‘Listen to Seattle’ by The Steve Griggs Ensemble @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Steve Griggs Ensemble performs an encore of Listen to Seattle at the Duwamish Longhouse. The 75-minute original program of narration and music is inspired by the life and words of Chief Seattle, weaving indigenous customs and local history with jazz composition and improvisation. With Steve Griggs, Christian Milo Petersen, Jay Thomas, James Rasmussen and Susan Pascal

Chief Seattle’s enlightened example of making peace between indigenous and invader, along with his wise words of human symbiosis with the natural world, provide vital hope for the future of our world. How can crucial lessons from Chief Seattle be brought to today’s teaming metropolis on the land of his ancestors? This program is one attempt to answer that question.

WHEN: October 17, 2015, 2-3:30 pm

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

Ancient Egypt-themed Dinner @ Brookdale at West Seattle
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us for an ancient Egypt themed dinner with live entertainment from a belly dancer! Free to the public. Catered for the senior population and their families.

Brookdale at West Seattle
Saturday, October 17th at 5:00–7:00 pm

Please RSVP to Ana Burnes 206-932-5480.

Oct
29
Thu
2015
Job Fest @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

“Job Fest” coming to Providence Mount St. Vincent
Thursday, Oct. 29
11 am to 7 pm

Positions are available in nursing, resident assistance, dining services, housekeeping and the child care center. Join us to meet with key staff, learn about Providence and apply for positions.

Call 206-938-6242 for more info.

Dec
13
Sun
2015
Holiday Jam: ‘Duwamish Winter Songs & Stories’ by Johnny Moses @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Duwamish Land has its stories. Share in the “Epic of the North Wind.” Journey back to a time when the north wind held this land under his power – covering it with ice and snow. Northwest native storyteller Johnny Moses shares this ancient teaching and Duwamish songs. Bring your drums. Children and friends will be invited to join in song and dance. Hot cocoa & cookies will warm your spirits. Beautiful NW-themed lighted tree in exhibit area.

Johnny Moses was a recipient of the 2012 WA Governor’s Heritage Award. Sponsored by 4Culture and Duwamish Tribal Services. Free admission/parking.

Free holiday event – everyone is welcome.

WHEN: Sunday, December 13, 2015, 2:00–3:30 pm. Doors open 11 am–4 pm. Come early to enjoy art gallery and exhibits.

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

Facebook event page here.

206.431.1582; email dts@qwestoffice.net or visit www.duwamishtribe.org.

Directions: First time guests should use map search & driving directions and allow 20 minutes extra.

Parking: Additional free parking in area includes 2 parking lots across the street.

By bus, bike, and foot: The longhouse is across the street from the Duwamish Trail. By bus, take the M125 to Chelan & Spokane, walk/bike 1 mile south on the Duwamish Trail. Cross W. Marginal Way SW at the parking lot driveway of Herring House Park and walk 30 feet south to the longhouse.

Jan
8
Fri
2016
Obstacle Course & Swim @ West Seattle YMCA
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:25 pm

Coming up at the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB Sponsor) Friday, January 8th, 6:00 pm–8:25 pm:

Invite your friends and neighbors for an evening of family fun at the West Seattle YMCA. Play on the mats, swing on the rings, climb and slide on the inflatable obstacle course, run on the track, play racquetball and go swimming. Free!

Gym, Running Track & Obstacle Course: 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Family Swim: 7:35 to 8:25pm

Jan
9
Sat
2016
WTIA Polar Bear Plunge @ Alki Beach
Jan 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Take the plunge with Washington Technology Industry Association! Thanks to our sponsors at Tegile, we’ll be hosting a Polar Bear Plunge just for our techie community. Join us at Alki Beach, Saturday January 9th, at 9:00 am! WTIA members, non-members, friends, and family 18 and up are welcome to join! See you then.

We Polar Bear Plunge at 9:30 am!

WHEN: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 9am PT (plunge at 9:30am PT)
WHERE: Alki Beach: 1702 Alki Ave SW Seattle, 98116
WHO: WTIA members, non-members, friends, and family 18 and up

Duwamish Longhouse: 7th Anniversary Celebration
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, Jan. 9th, 10 am-5 pm; free admission
at Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

Open house, concert & reception. Celebrate the heritage of Greater Seattle’s First People, Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe. Open house, 10-5, visit exhibit areas and art gallery. Festivities include: 11 am Film–Princess Angeline, 12 pm Film–Chief Seattle’s Speech. 1-2 pm Artist Reception–Katrina Lane: Unique Native Vision. 2 pm Concert– Stories by Roger Fernandes. Duwamish Heritage Group will invite friends to join in song and dance.
https://www.facebook.com/events/890673291001950/

It is the 7th Anniversary of the building of the first Duwamish Longhouse since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses. Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held.

Roger Fernandes is a Native American artist and storyteller who shares the culture and beliefs of the Puget Salish tribes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. A member of the Lower Elwha S’Klallam Tribe, he was born and raised in Seattle and studied at the University of Washington.

Hope to see you there.
www.duwamishtribe.org Support the ancestors–donations in support of the continuing operation of the Longhouse are always welcome.

Free admission. Free parking in area.

Jan
13
Wed
2016
Free Irish Set Dance Party @ Kenyon Hall
Jan 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Irish Set Dance Party at Kenyon Hall January 13th. Try something new!

Join us for an evening of Irish Set Dancing (Irish square dance). From 6:30 to 7 pm there will be instruction in the basics, then traditional dancing 7 pm to 9 pm. No partner is necessary. Jim Belcher will teach and call. Call Connie with questions; 206-935-5648. Sponsored by Puget Sound Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann.

Jan
16
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Jan
23
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Jan
30
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Feb
4
Thu
2016
Community Conversation: An Immigrant’s Journey with Claudia Castro Luna @ Southwest Youth and Family Services
Feb 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us for an important community conversation, with food and a tour, featuring Claudia Castro Luna, Seattle Civic Poet on Thursday, February 4th from 5-7 pm at Southwest Youth and Family Services.

SWYFS welcomes Seattle Civic Poet, Claudia Castro Luna as she shares her personal journey as an immigrant and how it has shaped her poetry. We will also hear from other community members about their own immigration journeys, enjoy a dinner rich in diversity and learn more about SWYFS. Childcare provided.

5-6 pm, food, mingling, tour
6-7 pm, program with Claudia Castro Luna and local family immigration testimonials

For more information, contact: spopelka@swyfs.org or 206.937.7680

Feb
6
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Feb
13
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Free Public Swim for Neighbor Appreciation Day
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

An invitation from the Southwest Pool:

We’d like to thank you, West Seattle Neighbors, for supporting your favorite pool. Join us for games, prizes and tons of fun!

Saturday February 13th, 1-2 pm
Neighbor Appreciation Day
Free Public Swim

Feb
14
Sun
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center Tết Event
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Vietnamese Cultural Center would like to invite our neighbors to our Tết celebration. It’s the Year of the Monkey. There will be a lion dance and firecrackers. Light refreshments and karaoke inside.

If you haven’t been to the VCC – here’s some backstory from the WSB archives.

‘Salmon Is Life’ Celebration @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

From 1 to 5 pm Sunday, February 14, 2016, the Duwamish Longhouse will host a celebration of “Salmon Is Life,” a Paris-based event. Featured will be art-making, music, slides, videos and “flying the salmon.”

This Valentine’s Day, come celebrate love of Salmon and the Earth that inspired our actions in Paris.

Be lifted by music, stories, images and video of Salmon is Life: Wisdom of the Heart.

For closing, please join us in lifting as many Salmon as we can to dance in the air.

“It’s Valentine’s Day! Let’s Spawn more heart-centered actions that speak for the Salmon People and care for the Circle of Life.”
– Paul Cheoketen Wagner

There will be snacks available. Please bring your favorites if you’d like.

Event details:
1:00-2:30 pm
Hands-on art: Batik* prayer flags together. Some flags will go to Paris, to the neighborhood where the terrorist attacks happened on 11/13/15; some will stay in Seattle. *Batik was used to make the Salmon windSockeyes. Also, salmon hat making for children.

2:30- 4:00 pm
Stories and song: Hear stories from our trip and listen to wisdom teachings from the Saanich people. Paul Cheoketen Wagner will play flute songs, along with the salmon. Help us fly hundreds of salmon around the Longhouse!

4:00-5:00 pm
Open Salon: Informal conversations, videos and more art-making.

Let’s make sure what happened in Paris doesn’t stay in Paris!

To learn more about Salmon is Life, please visit: http://www.salmonislife.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/SalmonLIfe

Salmon is Life is a project of 350Seattle.

Feb
17
Wed
2016
Cooking Class: I Love Fry Bread @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hands on class. All students will make their own fry bread. Like most traditional food, the key ingredient is a loving grandmother. Kaiya, Cecile Hansen, Native American Frybread Maker and Duwamish Tribal Chair, passes on the tradition. Limited to 7 students. $20. RSVP at 206-431-1582 or
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/user/manageevent/2503664

Feb
18
Thu
2016
Day of Remembrance: author Robert Shimabukuro @ South Seattle College
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Day of Remembrance: Robert Shimabukuro, author/writer of Born in Seattle (2001)

Come learn about the Japanese American Internment during World War II and the redress/reparation efforts during the 1980s.

Guest Speaker, Robert Shimabukuro

Exhibitors, art, paper crane folding, and reflection/history.

Date: February 18, 2016
Time: 10:00-11:00; 11:00-12:00
Location: JMB A, South Seattle College (WSB sponsor)
(Maps and Directions)

Feb
20
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Feb
21
Sun
2016
Native American Flute Making Workshop @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A special workshop takes place at the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center on Feb 21st 2016, 1-5 pm:

Learn the art of making the Native American flute with Award winning Coast Salish Native American flutist Paul “Che oke ten” Wagner. Native American flute is easy to play because every note sounds good with the other notes played in its pentatonic tuning so no musical experience necessary! You will shape and bring your flute to life with your own hands! Che oke ten shares traditional teachings around receiving of your song, where the music comes from, how the instrument works and caring for your flute. Near the end of the workshop you will receive a lesson on playing your new quality custom made red cedar A or G, 6 hole, pentatonic tuning Native American flute.

Che oke ten’s “Journey of the Spirit” album received “2009 Best Native American Album” JPF international music award affiliated with CD Baby.

Early Pre-Registration Required. Cost $120.

1) TO REGISTER CONTACT: Linda Dombrowski, Event Coordinator, at linda@lindadombrowski.com or 206-431-1582, or

2) On-line registration at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2503983

Feb
27
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Feb
29
Mon
2016
Summer Swim League Prep Program begins @ West Seattle Health Club
Feb 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Summer Swim League Prep Program @ West Seattle Health Club
Starting Monday, February 29

Clean up your strokes, perfect your turns, get back into shape and get ready for the upcoming summer season. Central Area Aquatic Team wants to help you get ready to star for your summer club. Our professional coaches with work with athletes of all ages to develop their technique, race skills and kick off the summer already in swimming shape!

WHERE: West Seattle Health Club, 2629 SW Andover St, Seattle, WA 98126

WHEN: Mon, Wed, Fri 6:30-7:30 pm, starting Monday, Feb. 29nd thru Friday, May 6

REGISTRATION: Follow the link at www.swimcaat.org
OR go directly to
HTTP://WWW.TEAMUNIFY.COM/MEMREGSTART.JSP?TEAM=PNSCAAT&EVENT_ID=619919

· You do not need a club West Seattle Health Club membership to sign up
· $180 for the season + $69 USA swimming registration (for insurance purposes)
· Participation in USA swimming meets and volunteer hours are not required

For questions, please contact Head Site Coach Janna Hagensick at janna@swimcaat.org

Mar
5
Sat
2016
Duwamish Forest Restoration Day @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This year, the Duwamish Longhouse is reforesting the hillside behind the Longhouse and Seattle Park’s Department is restoring 40 acres in the West Seattle Green Belt.

10 am–Restoring West Seattle’s Green Belt–Steve Richmond, Garden Cycles and Nancy Sackman, Duwamish Tribe.

11 am–Native Plants and Urban Forest Stewardship- Judy Blanco of Forterra.

Noon–Lunch Break–Soup and snacks provided.

1-3 pm–Birds and Mammals of the Duwamish. Talk at the Longhouse followed by walk along the Duwamish River with a Seattle Park’s Department Volunteer Naturalist.

Duwamish Forest Restoration Day
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10 am–3 pm. Free
at Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

https://www.facebook.com/events/1727859147469824/

This year, the Duwamish Longhouse is reforesting the hillside behind the Longhouse and Seattle Park’s Department is restoring 40 acres in the West Seattle Green Belt.

Our project’s objectives are:

* to restore the Longhouse’s property’s ecosystem by providing a place to sustain native food and medicine, habitat and wildlife in relation to the Duwamish culture,
* to engage the public and raise educational awareness of the Duwamish native culture and its relationship to the restored ecosystem, and
* to work with community partners to increase public awareness of urban reforestation stewardship.

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Mar
6
Sun
2016
Sacred Hoop Drum Making Workshop @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A special workshop takes place at the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center on March 6th 2016, 1-5 pm:

Join us for a fun and informative frame drum making workshop: Paul “Che oke ten” Wagner is an award winning Coast Salish artist who shares the art of creating your own frame drum with intention and sacredness, he shares the ancient spiritual teachings around drum making and care, each step of the drum making process will be honored with a Coast Salish song which pays respect to the wood and hide. High quality 14” drum materials used.

Che oke ten’s “Journey of the Spirit” album received “2009 Best Native American Album” JPF international music award affiliated with CD Baby.

Early Pre-Registration Required. Cost $145.

1) TO REGISTER CONTACT: Linda Dombrowski, Event Coordinator, at linda@lindadombrowski.com or 206-431-1582, or

2) On-line registration at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2508386

Mar
12
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Mar
19
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Mar
25
Fri
2016
Highland Park Elementary Pow Wow @ Highland Park Elementary School
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Friday March 25th, 6 pm–10 pm at Highland Park Elementary:

Third Annual Traditional Mini Pow Wow is brought to you by The Niksokowaak; Community Pow Wow Association at Highland Park Elementary School. Grand entry will be at 6 PM. Our event will feature Highland Park Elementary students as Head Young Lady & Head Young Man. Come enjoy traditional dance performances, Native art & delicious food from local vendors.

Find us on Facebook: Niksokowaak.

For vendor & volunteer opportunities please contact us at niksokowaak@gmail.com.

Mar
26
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Free documentary screening: ‘Drawing The Tiger’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Free screening of ‘Drawing The Tiger’ by West Seattle filmaker Amy Benson

WHERE: West Seattle’s Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
WHEN: Saturday, March 26th, 2016, 4 pm-6 pm (Q&A discussion following)

Shot over seven years, Drawing The Tiger takes a sweeping view of one Nepalese family’s struggle to survive off of subsistence farming. Eat, pay their debts, stay alive—that’s their day-to-day reality. But when their bright daughter receives a scholarship to study in Kathmandu, the family’s prospects suddenly improve by leaps and bounds overnight. She promises to return and free her family from their hand-to-mouth existence. But when she doesn’t come home, the family is forced to face their fate. Is their future set in stone or sand; is it solid or ever-shifting? What is the price of this golden opportunity?

Drawing the Tiger received the best feature award at the local sightings film festival at the Northwest Film Forum and the UNICEF award at Film South Asia in Kathmandu, Nepal. It premiered at the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival in April, 2015 and has been in over 25 festivals worldwide so far.

Apr
2
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Apr
9
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Apr
16
Sat
2016
Peony & Bamboo Festival @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The annual Peony and Bamboo Festival will be celebrated the weekend of April 16–17 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Seattle Chinese Garden.

This family friendly event, celebrating two of China’s horticultural treasures, kicks off with a rousing lion dance at 11 am on Saturday. A festival centerpiece is the tree peony display garden with more than 400 plants of two dozen varieties from Luoyang, China’s peony capital for more than 1,500 years.

Festival activities include talks and demonstrations on plant care, plant sales including unusual varieties of bamboo from specialty growers in Washington and Oregon, cultural entertainment and Chinese artist painting demonstrations, and sale of art and craft items. Plus, Chinese food booths will offer a variety of dishes and snacks. Visit the SCG website on April 14 for the schedule of activities.

Suggested adult donation is $5.

Download the festival flyer here.

COSPONSORS:
American Peony Art and Culture Association
American Bamboo Society Northwest Chapter

MORE INFORMATION:
Seattle Chinese Garden
6000 16th Avenue SW, South Seattle College, north entrance

206.934-5219 (noon to 5 pm, T-W-F)

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Apr
17
Sun
2016
Peony & Bamboo Festival @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The annual Peony and Bamboo Festival will be celebrated the weekend of April 16–17 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Seattle Chinese Garden.

This family friendly event, celebrating two of China’s horticultural treasures, kicks off with a rousing lion dance at 11 am on Saturday. A festival centerpiece is the tree peony display garden with more than 400 plants of two dozen varieties from Luoyang, China’s peony capital for more than 1,500 years.

Festival activities include talks and demonstrations on plant care, plant sales including unusual varieties of bamboo from specialty growers in Washington and Oregon, cultural entertainment and Chinese artist painting demonstrations, and sale of art and craft items. Plus, Chinese food booths will offer a variety of dishes and snacks. Visit the SCG website on April 14 for the schedule of activities.

Suggested adult donation is $5.

Download the festival flyer here.

COSPONSORS:
American Peony Art and Culture Association
American Bamboo Society Northwest Chapter

MORE INFORMATION:
Seattle Chinese Garden
6000 16th Avenue SW, South Seattle College, north entrance

206.934-5219 (noon to 5 pm, T-W-F)

Apr
23
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

April Pools Day – Free Family Water Safety Event @ Evergreen Community Aquatic Center
Apr 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Free Community Water Safety Event
Saturday, April 23rd, 12:30-2:30 pm
Evergreen Community Aquatic Center

We will be raffling off a free session of swim lessons, swim passes and more!

~ Learn About Water Safety
~ Play Games & Activities
~ Win Prizes
~ Public Swim
~ Call to RSVP

206.588.2297
www.EvergreenPool.org

Apr
30
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

May
7
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

May
14
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
May 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

May
21
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

May
28
Sat
2016
Colman Pool Pre-Season Swimming @ Colman Pool
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The outdoor pool on the shore of Lincoln Park is open the following days for pre-season swimming sessions:

PRESEASON SCHEDULE:
Effective weekends May 28-30, June 4-5, June 11-12 and June 18-19

Noon-2:45 pm Lap Swim (8 lap lanes)
3-4:45 pm Public Swim (no lap lanes)
5-7 pm Lap Swim (4 lanes) / Family Swim (slide open)

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

May
29
Sun
2016
Colman Pool Pre-Season Swimming @ Colman Pool
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The outdoor pool on the shore of Lincoln Park is open the following days for pre-season swimming sessions:

PRESEASON SCHEDULE:
Effective weekends May 28-30, June 4-5, June 11-12 and June 18-19

Noon-2:45 pm Lap Swim (8 lap lanes)
3-4:45 pm Public Swim (no lap lanes)
5-7 pm Lap Swim (4 lanes) / Family Swim (slide open)

May
30
Mon
2016
Colman Pool Pre-Season Swimming @ Colman Pool
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The outdoor pool on the shore of Lincoln Park is open the following days for pre-season swimming sessions:

PRESEASON SCHEDULE:
Effective weekends May 28-30, June 4-5, June 11-12 and June 18-19

Noon-2:45 pm Lap Swim (8 lap lanes)
3-4:45 pm Public Swim (no lap lanes)
5-7 pm Lap Swim (4 lanes) / Family Swim (slide open)

Jun
3
Fri
2016
West Seattle Class of 1956 60th reunion @ Salty's on Alki
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

West Seattle Class of 1956 is having their 60th class reunion at Salty’s on Alki on June 3 2016.

It will be held from 11:00 am til 3 pm on Friday June 3rd 2016. For more information contact
Sally Jo Banker Rich at 206 282 4335 or email sjrich99@gmail.com.
Hope to see you all there.

Jun
4
Sat
2016
Colman Pool Pre-Season Swimming @ Colman Pool
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The outdoor pool on the shore of Lincoln Park is open the following days for pre-season swimming sessions:

PRESEASON SCHEDULE:
Effective weekends May 28-30, June 4-5, June 11-12 and June 18-19

Noon-2:45 pm Lap Swim (8 lap lanes)
3-4:45 pm Public Swim (no lap lanes)
5-7 pm Lap Swim (4 lanes) / Family Swim (slide open)

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

West Seattle High School all-school reunion @ West Seattle High School
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The West Seattle High School Alumni Association’s Annual All-School Reunion will be held on June Saturday, June 4th, from 2:00 to 5:30 pm. This reunion is for every school year that West Seattle High School has been open. Come find out what room your “class” is meeting in and find what your classmates have been doing since you graduated. If you have friends in that were in other grad years, check out their rooms and see if they came, too! Learn more on their website here.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH
ALL-SCHOOL REUNION AT WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL, 2-5:30 pm.

If you’ve ever attended an All-School Reunion, you know that the class celebrating its 50th reunion gets the biggest and best room in the place. This year, the big room will be ours. We’ll have several hours to continue earlier conversations and to start new ones, some with old friends from other classes. Finger food will be served. There will be classic cars to see. We’ll take a class photograph. Our own Gary Smith will be the Master of Ceremonies at a recognition program in the auditorium. Scholarship students, monogram club members and this year’s Hall of Fame inductees will be honored, as will we. And we’ll be first on the program!

AFTER PARTY AT AN EXCITING NEW WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANT, 4-9 pm

SOME OF US WILL LEAVE THE ALL-SCHOOL REUNION ONCE WE’VE HAD OUR MOMENT IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT THE RECOGNITION PROGRAM. OTHERS MAY DECIDE TO STAY AT THE HIGH SCHOOL UNTIL THE ALL-SCHOOL REUNION ENDS. WHENEVER YOU LEAVE, CONSIDER DRIVING DOWN TO AN EXCITING NEW WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANT, SO NEW THAT WE’VE YET TO DISCOVER IT. FEAR NOT. WHEN WE FIND IT, WE’LL POST ITS NAME HERE. WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE RESTAURANT, YOUR CLASSMATES WILL BE WAITING TO GREET YOU. WITH ANY LUCK, DELICIOUS GREEN SALADS, SOUPS, SMALL PLATES AND FULL DINNERS WILL BE ON THE MENU, ALONG WITH A WIDE SELECTION OF COFFEE, SOFT DRINKS, CRAFT BEERS, DRAFT BEERS AND WINE. YOU’LL BE ABLE TO DRINK, SNACK OR EAT DINNER WHILE YOU BASK IN THE AFTERGLOW OF WHAT WE HOPE WILL HAVE BEEN A GLORIOUS REUNION.

Women’s Swim @ West Seattle YMCA
Jun 4 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

At the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB Sponsor) Saturday, May 7th, 6:15 pm–8:00 pm:

A special women’s only swim offered twice per month at the West Seattle YMCA! After closing hours, the Y stays open for women to enjoy our pools areas (swimming pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub) on the first and third Saturdays of the month! Open to women ages 13 and up. First come, first serve with 30 women max. Check-in begins at 5:45 pm. Free for Y Members or $5 per person for Community Participants.

Jun
5
Sun
2016
Colman Pool Pre-Season Swimming @ Colman Pool
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The outdoor pool on the shore of Lincoln Park is open the following days for pre-season swimming sessions:

PRESEASON SCHEDULE:
Effective weekends May 28-30, June 4-5, June 11-12 and June 18-19

Noon-2:45 pm Lap Swim (8 lap lanes)
3-4:45 pm Public Swim (no lap lanes)
5-7 pm Lap Swim (4 lanes) / Family Swim (slide open)

Jun
10
Fri
2016
‘Summer Kickoff’ event @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association‘s Cultural Events Series:

Summer Kickoff, June 10th, 5-8 pm
at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

Totem Star presents Summer Kickoff, an annual youth arts showcase featuring music, dance, spoken word, and more. Singer/songwriters, bands, emcees, poets, dance crews, and DJs ages 12-21 build life skills and community through helping plan, promote, and produce the event. Open mic spots are available to any youth performers, with attendance open to the general public.

Learn more about the Cultural Events Series: http://dnda.org/culturalseries/events/

Jun
11
Sat
2016
‘Spring at South’ event @ South Seattle College
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Explore & Enjoy Greenbelt Walks, Gardens, Wine Tasting and more during the “Spring at South” event at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10 am–7 pm
(all gardens open dawn to dusk)

Free Events! Come with family (fun for kids too) and friends to explore these community treasures.

West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails Guided Interpretive Walks
11 am and 1:30 pm
45 minutes on firm gravel trail; option for 45 minutes longer on a rugged trail; wear long pants and hiking boots. Information table in Chan Education Center; plus history interviewing from 12–1:30 pm.
Nature Consortium Table – Chan Education Center

Seattle Chinese Garden
Open House Cultural Activities & Displays
11 am to 5 pm

Northwest Wine Academy
Spring Release Wine Tasting & Light Appetizers
Noon to 7 pm
– Tasting Room & Outdoor Patio

SSC Arboretum
Seattle Conifer Day
Pruning Demonstration
10 am to Noon

Community Orchard of West Seattle
Along greenbelt at NE corner of parking lot
Self-guided visits & Information

Photography Exhibits
Landscapes at South
Northwest Wine Academy
Scenes of Chongqing, China
Chan Education Center

Food Truck
– near Northwest Wine Academy

Seattle Public Library Cart
– NWWA Patio

South Seattle College, North Entrance. Click here for campus map.

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Jun
18
Sat
2016
Colman Pool Pre-Season Swimming @ Colman Pool
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The outdoor pool on the shore of Lincoln Park is open the following days for pre-season swimming sessions:

PRESEASON SCHEDULE:
Effective weekends May 28-30, June 4-5, June 11-12 and June 18-19

Noon-2:45 pm Lap Swim (8 lap lanes)
3-4:45 pm Public Swim (no lap lanes)
5-7 pm Lap Swim (4 lanes) / Family Swim (slide open)

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

‘Bark of Morgan’ Dog Show @ Morgan Junction Park
Jun 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Morgan Community Association (morganjunction.orgMoCA) is pleased to announce the return of the ‘BARK OF MORGAN’ DOG SHOW at the Morgan Junction Community Festival on June 18, 2016. The ‘Bark’ kicks off with the Pooch Parade through the Festival Grounds followed by Canine Contests. There are seven contest categories this year, with judging by audience applause.

This is the 11th year of the popular Morgan Junction Community Festival held in and around Morgan Junction Park in West Seattle. As in past years, the Festival and the Bark of Morgan will occur rain or shine!

Here are the Bark of Morgan details:

1:30 PM – POOCH PARADE: Leashed dogs and their human should line up by 1:30 pm north of Morgan Junction Park in SW Eddy Street. Costumes are encouraged. The parade will go through the Festival Grounds back to Eddy Street.

1:45 PM – CANINE CONTESTS: The contests take place north of Eddy Street after the Parade. Contest categories are:

* Highest Jump
* Smallest Dog
* Best Urban Village Dog
* Best Trick
* Best Costume
* Longest Tail
* Best Owner/Dog Look Alike

Contest winners are based on the audience ‘applause-o-meter’, as determined by the MC.

Women’s Swim @ West Seattle YMCA
Jun 18 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

At the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB Sponsor) Saturday, May 7th, 6:15 pm–8:00 pm:

A special women’s only swim offered twice per month at the West Seattle YMCA! After closing hours, the Y stays open for women to enjoy our pools areas (swimming pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub) on the first and third Saturdays of the month! Open to women ages 13 and up. First come, first serve with 30 women max. Check-in begins at 5:45 pm. Free for Y Members or $5 per person for Community Participants.

Jun
19
Sun
2016
Colman Pool Pre-Season Swimming @ Colman Pool
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The outdoor pool on the shore of Lincoln Park is open the following days for pre-season swimming sessions:

PRESEASON SCHEDULE:
Effective weekends May 28-30, June 4-5, June 11-12 and June 18-19

Noon-2:45 pm Lap Swim (8 lap lanes)
3-4:45 pm Public Swim (no lap lanes)
5-7 pm Lap Swim (4 lanes) / Family Swim (slide open)

Jun
20
Mon
2016
Colman Pool reopens
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The swim season at the outdoor pool on the shore of Lincoln Park is June 20th – Sept. 5th, 2016.

See the full daily schedules listed here (PDF)

Swim Meet Closure Days:
Thursday, July 7-Saturday, July 9
Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16

Jun
25
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park wading pool opening day IF sunny/70 @ Lincoln Park
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

From the Seattle Parks website:

Wading Pools are open on sunny days when the temperature is forecast to be 70 degrees or above.

Lincoln Park Wading Pool:

June 25–September 5
Daily, 11:00 am—8:00 pm

MORE INFORMATION:
General Parks Information
206-684-4075

Wading Pool/Spraypark Hotline
206-684-7796

Wading Pool/Spraypark Questions
206-233-1500

Parks Website
www.seattle.gov/parks

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Jun
27
Mon
2016
Delridge wading pool opening day IF sunny/70 @ Delridge Community Center park
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm

From the Seattle Parks website:

Wading Pools are open on sunny days when the temperature is forecast to be 70 degrees or above.

Delridge Wading Pool:

June 27–August 21
Mon/Tue/Sat/Sun

12:00 pm—6:30 pm

MORE INFORMATION:
General Parks Information
206-684-4075

Wading Pool/Spraypark Hotline
206-684-7796

Wading Pool/Spraypark Questions
206-233-1500

Parks Website
www.seattle.gov/parks

Jun
29
Wed
2016
Hiawatha wading pool opening day IF sunny/70 @ Hiawatha Community Center park
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm

From the Seattle Parks website:

Wading Pools are open on sunny days when the temperature is forecast to be 70 degrees or above.

Hiawatha Wading Pool:

June 29–August 20
Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat

12:00 pm—6:30 pm

MORE INFORMATION:
General Parks Information
206-684-4075

Wading Pool/Spraypark Hotline
206-684-7796

Wading Pool/Spraypark Questions
206-233-1500

Parks Website
www.seattle.gov/parks

Jul
2
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Jul
4
Mon
2016
Colman Pool’s 75th Anniversary
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Please join us for a celebration of Colman Pool’s 75th Anniversary on Monday, July 4th. Doors open at 10 am.

Colman Pool, West Seattle’s outdoor pool and Seattle’s only heated saltwater pool, celebrates its 75th birthday this year, and Seattle Parks and Recreation is holding a celebration on July 4.

The celebration at the pool, 8603 Fauntleroy Way SW in Lincoln Park, will begin on the deck at 11 am and include light refreshments and special entertainment. The celebration on the deck is free; regular fees apply for all swims, however the slide will be free all day. See swim schedule below.

The event will also include the unveiling of the restored entry mural, which was commissioned in 1941 when the pool was opened. The mural was restored with help from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. A presentation by mural conservator Peter Malarkey will take place in the lobby at 10:15 am.

Swim schedule for July 4

Noon-1:30 pm — Lap and family swims
1:45-4:45 pm — Public swim (slide and diving board open)
5-7 pm — Lap and family swims

Jul
7
Thu
2016
Colman Pool closed today
Jul 7 @ 8:54 am – 9:54 am

Colman Pool in Lincoln Park is closed today during swim meets.

Please note Swim Meet Closures:
Thursday, July 7-Saturday, July 9
Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16

Jul
8
Fri
2016
Colman Pool closed today
Jul 8 @ 8:54 am – 9:54 am

Colman Pool in Lincoln Park is closed today during swim meets.

Please note Swim Meet Closures:
Thursday, July 7-Saturday, July 9
Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16

Jul
9
Sat
2016
Colman Pool closed today
Jul 9 @ 8:54 am – 9:54 am

Colman Pool in Lincoln Park is closed today during swim meets.

Please note Swim Meet Closures:
Thursday, July 7-Saturday, July 9
Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Jul
11
Mon
2016
Eid Mubarak: An Eid al-Fitr Celebration @ Delridge Community Center
Jul 11 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association‘s Cultural Events Series:

Eid al-Fitr, also known as the Feast of Fast-Breaking marks the end of Ramadan and the start of a joyous 3-day feast. During the last few days of Ramadan (the charity of fast breaking), families give a donation to the poor in the form of various foods to ensure every family can participate in the celebration. Many Muslims dress in their finest clothes, adorn their homes with lights, and decorations and special foods are prepared. Join us for a presentation on the history and importance of this holiday, wonderful foods, crafts and more! Everyone is welcome and food will be provided.

July 11th from 4:00-8:00 pm
at the Delridge Community Center

For more information:
http://dnda.org/culturalseries/events/

Inquiries or those interested in volunteering should contact Project Coordinator Nafasi Ferrell (nafasi@dnda.org) at (206) 935-2999

This event is free and open to the public!

Jul
15
Fri
2016
Colman Pool closed today
Jul 15 @ 8:54 am – 9:54 am

Colman Pool in Lincoln Park is closed today during swim meets.

Please note Swim Meet Closures:
Thursday, July 7-Saturday, July 9
Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16

Jul
16
Sat
2016
Colman Pool closed today
Jul 16 @ 8:54 am – 9:54 am

Colman Pool in Lincoln Park is closed today during swim meets.

Please note Swim Meet Closures:
Thursday, July 7-Saturday, July 9
Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16

Mediterranean Fantasy Festival @ Hiawatha Playfield/Community Center
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

The Mediterranean Fantasy Festival – The longest running Belly dance AKA Raqs Sharqi, Raqs Baladi, ATS, Fusion, danse du ventre and more dance styles, in the Pacific NW. Co Produced by: Saroya Poirier, Saqra Raybuck

July 16 & 17 2016
The Twenty-Ninth Annual!
Mediterranean Fantasy Festival

Saturday 11 am–7 pm
Sunday 11 am–5 pm

2 Stages! Great Vendors! Great Food!

We welcome dances of the Mediterranean and Middle East, all incarnations of Belly Dance from the beginning BC to the present day AD. Traditional, Modern, ATS, New fashioned, old fashion, Imaginary, Folk Dances, Alternative, and just plain American Style Middle Eastern Belly Dance

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Jul
17
Sun
2016
Mediterranean Fantasy Festival @ Hiawatha Playfield/Community Center
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Mediterranean Fantasy Festival – The longest running Belly dance AKA Raqs Sharqi, Raqs Baladi, ATS, Fusion, danse du ventre and more dance styles, in the Pacific NW. Co Produced by: Saroya Poirier, Saqra Raybuck

July 16 & 17 2016
The Twenty-Ninth Annual!
Mediterranean Fantasy Festival

Saturday 11 am–7 pm
Sunday 11 am–5 pm

2 Stages! Great Vendors! Great Food!

We welcome dances of the Mediterranean and Middle East, all incarnations of Belly Dance from the beginning BC to the present day AD. Traditional, Modern, ATS, New fashioned, old fashion, Imaginary, Folk Dances, Alternative, and just plain American Style Middle Eastern Belly Dance

Jul
22
Fri
2016
Chief Sealth IHS multi-class reunion @ Lincoln Park
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

If you are a ’60s or ’70s graduate of Chief Sealth High School, you’re invited to the first-ever multi-class reunion, 5-8 pm July 22nd on the beach at Lincoln Park. Organizer David Katt says picnic shelters #3 and #4, plus 20 tables, will be set up (the area closest to the park’s south end). He and Tom Huling from the Class of ’72 are sponsoring this first multi-class event, “with several other classes involved,” and you can reach him with questions at djkatt@comcast.net or 206-650-0863. The announcement also notes, “Some catering will be provided but Chief Sealth alums are encouraged to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages to this complimentary event.”

Jul
23
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

WSHS Class of 1996 – 20th Reunion @ Dakota Park Place
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

West Seattle High School class of 1996 celebrates our 20-year High School Reunion!

We’re hosting an adult-only event on Saturday evening, followed by a family-friendly picnic Sunday. Please find more details on our website below – here are the basics:

RSVP: http://wshs1996reunion.blogspot.com/

July 23:
Dakota Park Place (West Seattle), 6:00–11:00 pm
Historic West Seattle Venue – Beer – Wine – Food – Memory Book – Photo Booth- 90s tunes – Memory lane slideshow!

July 24:
Family Day at Hiawatha Park (adjacent to WSHS), 12:00 noon

We look forward to seeing you!!

Jul
24
Sun
2016
WSHS Class of 1996 – 20th Reunion @ Hiawatha Park
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

West Seattle High School class of 1996 celebrates our 20-year High School Reunion!

We’re hosting an adult-only event on Saturday evening, followed by a family-friendly picnic Sunday. Please find more details on our website below – here are the basics:

RSVP: http://wshs1996reunion.blogspot.com/

July 23:
Dakota Park Place (West Seattle), 6:00–11:00 pm
Historic West Seattle Venue – Beer – Wine – Food – Memory Book – Photo Booth- 90s tunes – Memory lane slideshow!

July 24:
Family Day at Hiawatha Park (adjacent to WSHS), 12:00 noon

We look forward to seeing you!!

Jul
28
Thu
2016
Shake, Rattle and Roll! @ Neighborhood House High Point Center
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

At Neighborhood House in High Point: Hear trickster tales from West Africa and learn African drum rhythms with Gansango African Music & Dance. Make music with a bell, shaker or drum, and sing “Mary Had A Little Goat.” For all ages.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

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

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

Jul
30
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Aug
6
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Aug
13
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Aug
20
Sat
2016
Arts in Nature Festival 2016 @ Camp Long
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

The 2016 Arts in Nature Festival will return on August 20-21 at Camp Long. The festival is an eclectic experience of music, art, poetry and performance in the woods of Seattle’s only camp ground. The diverse lineup of artists includes music from indie rock to traditional Japanese folk, African dance, reggae, plus dance performance, poetry, and audio/visual art installations in the Museum of Sound.

Highlights of the artist lineup include Seattle’s favorite Clinton Fearon with Boogie Brown Band, Dixie Gypsy Project, Seattle Art Song Society, Etienne Cakpo with Gansango Music & Dance group and Seattle Art Song Society, with many others rounding out the weekend lineup.

The “arts in nature” concept encourages artists and audience members to engage in active participation both with each other and with the natural landscape of Camp Long. Performances will be intimate, ambient, and acoustic in three different venues throughout the park: in a forested grove by the Pond, on the climbing Glacier, and at the Mainstage in the Meadow.

Camp Long’s rustic cabins will house the MUSEUM OF SOUND where artists will take up residency for the weekend creating multidisciplinary installations blending sound, auditory arts, music and visual arts. The cabins meander through the forested perimeter of the park, and festival goers will have the opportunity to enter and
explore each cabin. Most of the cabins will have a hands-on component allowing attendees to interact with the artists’ work.

Installations include work by Markel Uriu, Shannon Noel, Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys and poetry and spoken word by Imani Sims.

In addition to viewing performances and installations, festival-goers can participate in poetry workshops, art activities, costumed hikes through the forest, and a beer garden sponsored by Fremont Brewing.

The Arts in Nature Festival is an annual event hosted by Nature Consortium, a West Seattle-based nonprofit that connects people, arts, and nature. The Festival is a longstanding tradition, made stronger this year with additional support from DNDA. Tickets for the festival are on sale for $10 per day or $16 for the weekend. To view the full artist lineup and purchase tickets today, visit http://fest.naturec.org.

The Arts in Nature Festival is made possible with support from The Boeing Company, Nucor, The Stranger, Fremont Brewing, KUOW, DNDA and Camp Long.

Hiawatha wading pool last day IF sunny/70 @ Hiawatha Community Center park
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm

From the Seattle Parks website:

Wading Pools are open on sunny days when the temperature is forecast to be 70 degrees or above.

Hiawatha Wading Pool:

June 29–August 20
Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat

12:00 pm—6:30 pm

MORE INFORMATION:
General Parks Information
206-684-4075

Wading Pool/Spraypark Hotline
206-684-7796

Wading Pool/Spraypark Questions
206-233-1500

Parks Website
www.seattle.gov/parks

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

West Seattle High School Class of 1971 reunion @ WS Golf Course
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Fun is Ageless; We are Timeless! Don’t Miss Out!

West Seattle High School’s Class of 1971’s 45th Reunion is rapidly approaching! Our “Throwback to 1971” is Saturday, August 20 at West Seattle Golf Course Clubhouse from 4 pm to 10 pm.

We’ll be celebrating with ’70s Music, Cocktail Food, a Photo Booth, Friendship, Nostalgia and so much more! Several from our Class will be speaking in the Program which starts at 6:00 pm.

For more details and how to join us please see our Facebook page “West Seattle High School Class of 1971” or contact Jim Biava at Jim@JimBiava.com

Aug
21
Sun
2016
Arts in Nature Festival 2016 @ Camp Long
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The 2016 Arts in Nature Festival will return on August 20-21 at Camp Long. The festival is an eclectic experience of music, art, poetry and performance in the woods of Seattle’s only camp ground. The diverse lineup of artists includes music from indie rock to traditional Japanese folk, African dance, reggae, plus dance performance, poetry, and audio/visual art installations in the Museum of Sound.

Highlights of the artist lineup include Seattle’s favorite Clinton Fearon with Boogie Brown Band, Dixie Gypsy Project, Seattle Art Song Society, Etienne Cakpo with Gansango Music & Dance group and Seattle Art Song Society, with many others rounding out the weekend lineup.

The “arts in nature” concept encourages artists and audience members to engage in active participation both with each other and with the natural landscape of Camp Long. Performances will be intimate, ambient, and acoustic in three different venues throughout the park: in a forested grove by the Pond, on the climbing Glacier, and at the Mainstage in the Meadow.

Camp Long’s rustic cabins will house the MUSEUM OF SOUND where artists will take up residency for the weekend creating multidisciplinary installations blending sound, auditory arts, music and visual arts. The cabins meander through the forested perimeter of the park, and festival goers will have the opportunity to enter and
explore each cabin. Most of the cabins will have a hands-on component allowing attendees to interact with the artists’ work.

Installations include work by Markel Uriu, Shannon Noel, Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys and poetry and spoken word by Imani Sims.

In addition to viewing performances and installations, festival-goers can participate in poetry workshops, art activities, costumed hikes through the forest, and a beer garden sponsored by Fremont Brewing.

The Arts in Nature Festival is an annual event hosted by Nature Consortium, a West Seattle-based nonprofit that connects people, arts, and nature. The Festival is a longstanding tradition, made stronger this year with additional support from DNDA. Tickets for the festival are on sale for $10 per day or $16 for the weekend. To view the full artist lineup and purchase tickets today, visit http://fest.naturec.org.

The Arts in Nature Festival is made possible with support from The Boeing Company, Nucor, The Stranger, Fremont Brewing, KUOW, DNDA and Camp Long.

Delridge wading pool last day IF sunny/70 @ Delridge Community Center park
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm

From the Seattle Parks website:

Wading Pools are open on sunny days when the temperature is forecast to be 70 degrees or above.

Delridge Wading Pool:

June 27–August 21
Mon/Tue/Sat/Sun

12:00 pm—6:30 pm

MORE INFORMATION:
General Parks Information
206-684-4075

Wading Pool/Spraypark Hotline
206-684-7796

Wading Pool/Spraypark Questions
206-233-1500

Parks Website
www.seattle.gov/parks

Aug
27
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Sep
3
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Sep
5
Mon
2016
Lincoln Park wading pool last day IF sunny/70 @ Lincoln Park
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

From the Seattle Parks website:

Wading Pools are open on sunny days when the temperature is forecast to be 70 degrees or above.

Lincoln Park Wading Pool:

June 25–September 5
Daily, 11:00 am—8:00 pm

MORE INFORMATION:
General Parks Information
206-684-4075

Wading Pool/Spraypark Hotline
206-684-7796

Wading Pool/Spraypark Questions
206-233-1500

Parks Website
www.seattle.gov/parks

Sep
8
Thu
2016
Irish dance classes for children begin @ West Seattle VFW Hall
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Comerford School of Irish Dance offers New beginner Irish dance lessons for children starting on either September 8 or 13 (2 separate schedules) at the West Seattle VFW.

Dancers can enroll in either Tuesday or Thursday classes, taught by the Comerford School of Irish Dance. The special Introduction to Irish Dance offer includes six lessons for $95.

To register, contact Mike at celticartsnw@hotmail.com.

Sep
10
Sat
2016
Colman Pool Post-Season Swim @ Colman Pool
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The outdoor pool on the shore of Lincoln Park is open the following days for post-season swimming sessions:

POST-SEASON SCHEDULE:
September 10-11th, 2016

Delridge Day of Dance @ Delridge Playfield
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Let’s celebrate community and dance! This cross-cultural arts festival features traditional master artists, music and dance classes. The event will close with performances from featured artists of the day within an immersion of audience participation and experience. This event is funded by the Arts in Parks program, made possible by the Seattle Park District.

Title: Delridge Day of Dance
Location: 4458 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
Date: Sunday September 10th
Time: noon–6 pm
Cost: Free

Facebook event page here.

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Sep
11
Sun
2016
Colman Pool Post-Season Swim @ Colman Pool
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The outdoor pool on the shore of Lincoln Park is open the following days for post-season swimming sessions:

POST-SEASON SCHEDULE:
September 10-11th, 2016

Children’s Moonlight Festival @ Vietnamese Cultural Center
Sep 11 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Children’s Moonlight Festival is known as Tết Nhi Đồng or Tết Trung Thu (Mid-Autumn Festival) in Vietnam. This event at the Vietnamese Cultural Center will include lion dance, story telling, tasty delights such as moon cakes (a traditional sweet treat), homemade lantern contest for children under 13, foods, games led by Boys Scout Troop 286 and a children’s lantern parade led by a lion dance. It is an exciting opportunity for families to visit, learn about, and participate in a Vietnamese tradition for children. Free admission. Donation are accepted. Thank you.

Please join us on Sunday, September 11, 2016 (3 pm-6 pm) at the Vietnamese Cultural Center.

Sep
17
Sat
2016
Fiestas Patrias Parade and Fiesta/Community Fair @ South Park (see listing)
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Celebrate the independence of Latin American countries at this colorful event. The parade staging area will be at the Sea Mar Community Care Center, 1040 S. Henderson St. It offically starts at 11 am. The parade ends at the South Park Community Center, 8319 – 8th Ave. S. The fiesta and community fair will follow the parade at the Community Center from 12 to 6 pm.

Saturday, September 17, 2016
South Park Fiestas Patrias Parade and Fiesta/Community Fair

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Sep
24
Sat
2016
Oktoberfest menu & live Bavarian music @ Elliott Bay Brewery Pub
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:59 pm

Enjoy Oktoberfest at the Elliott Bay Brewery West Seattle location:

Join us at our West Seattle pub Saturday September 24th for October fest. We will be serving up some classic Bavarian dishes with West Seattle flair, we will also have live music from 6-9. Come and celebrate the beginning of the harvest season with us. Cheers!

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Sep
25
Sun
2016
Seattle Opera’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’ preview lecture @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

At the West Seattle (Admiral) Library: Preview lecture of Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel.”

Join Norm Hollingshead for an entertaining preview lecture of Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel.” With refreshing humor and Wagnerian orchestration, this atmospheric fable explores universal themes of poverty, peril, and bravery, culminating in happiness for all – save for one very bad witch!

This event is co-sponsored by the Seattle Opera.

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

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

Sep
28
Wed
2016
Irish Set Dancing @ Kenyon Hall
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us for Irish set dancing at Kenyon Hall West. Lessons are in basics at 6:30 for new people then traditional dancing from 7 to 9 pm. No partner is necessary. A donation of $5 per person or $10 per family is requested. Jim Belcher will teach and call. Call Connie with questions:206-935-5648. Sponsored by Puget Sound Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann. Live music by the Pride of Bothell.

Oct
1
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Oct
4
Tue
2016
Free Chinese Corner classes begin @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Oct 4 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Learn Basic Mandarin Chinese Conversation
All ages are welcome!
Free but donations are welcome !

October 4 – November 22, 2016
8 Sessions on Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 PM
10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22

Location:
Seattle Chinese Garden
Chan Education Center
6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle 98106

North Entrance at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor)

Click here for more detailed information.

To register for Chinese Corner classes, click here.

Co-sponsor: Confucius Institute of the State of Washington

Oct
8
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Oct
9
Sun
2016
Free concert: Ladies Musical Club @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ladies Musical Club concert Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3–4 pm at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library:

Join us for a concert of 20th century American songs.

Songs by Amy Beach

Breanna Hanson, soprano & Lucy Wenger, piano

I Hate Music by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
I.My mother says that babies come in bottles
II.Jupiter has seven moons
III.I hate music
IV.A big Indian and a little Indian
V.I just found out today that I’m a person too

Paper Wings by Jake Heggie(b. 1961)
I.Bedtime Story
II.Paper Wings
III.Mitten
IV.Smitten
V.Route to the Sky

Flames by Tom Cipullo (b. 1956)

Poisoning Pigeons in the Park by Tom Lehrer (b. 1928)

Another Reason Why I Don’t Keep a Gun in the House by Tom Cipullo

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano & Lucy Wenger, piano

Songs by Kam Morrill

Katie Hochman, soprano & Lucy Wenger, piano

Scene Five: “Autumn” from Bambi by Kam Morrill

Katie Hochman & Breanna Hanson, sopranos

Lucy Wenger, piano

The Ladies Musical Club is a corporation of women with the mission to foster classical music in the community through education, performance and awards.

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

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

Oct
13
Thu
2016
Seattle Opera’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’ multimedia concert @ Kenyon Hall
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Presented by professional singers and accompanist, join us at Kenyon Hall for a preview of Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel with a multimedia concert followed by a community talkback.

With refreshing humor and Wagnerian orchestration, this atmospheric fable explores universal themes of poverty, peril, and bravery, culminating in happiness for all – save for one very bad witch! Deepen your enjoyment of this provocative, dreamy, and melodious opera as you get an inside look into Seattle Opera’s upcoming production. Featuring professional singers and an accompanist, this hour long presentation will take you on a journey through the story and music of Humperdinck’s masterpiece.

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

Oct
15
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Oct
16
Sun
2016
Seattle Opera’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’ preview lecture @ Camp Long, Main Hall
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Presented by professional singers and accompanist, join us at Camp Long (in the main hall) for a preview of Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.

With refreshing humor and Wagnerian orchestration, this atmospheric fable explores universal themes of poverty, peril, and bravery, culminating in happiness for all – save for one very bad witch! Deepen your enjoyment of this provocative, dreamy, and melodious opera as you get an inside look into Seattle Opera’s upcoming production. Featuring professional singers and an accompanist, this hour long presentation will take you on a journey through the story and music of Humperdinck’s masterpiece.

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

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

Oct
22
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Oct
27
Thu
2016
Dia de los Muertos Potluck @ Highland Park Elementary School
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join the Highland Park Community Thursday October 27th for our Dia de los Muertos Celebration from 5:30 to 7:30 in the Highland Park Elementary School Cafeteria. This is a potluck event, so bring your favorite dish to share. There will be music, food, dancing, arts and crafts and many more fun activitites.

Oct
29
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Oct
30
Sun
2016
West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Shopping, trick-or-treating, more shopping, costume parade, more shopping, kids’ activities … plan to be in The Junction for the fifth annual Harvest Festival, presented by the West Seattle Junction Association.

Festival runs 10 am-2 pm
Activities and Farmers’ Market, 10 am-2 pm
Chili cookoff (fundraiser for West Seattle Food Bank) 11 am until supply runs out
Costume parade led by WSHS Band at 11:30 am
Trick-or-treating at noon

Interested in presenting an activity, being a sponsor, being a chili cookoff competitor? Find out how via wsjunction.org

Salmon Drumming at Fauntleroy Creek @ Fauntleroy Creek viewpoint
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The annual drumming to call coho spawners into Fauntleroy Creek will be Sunday, October 30th, 5 pm at the fish-ladder viewpoint (SW Director and upper Fauntleroy Way SW). Bring whatever you consider a drum to the fish-ladder viewpoint for drumming, singing and dancing to call the coho salmon spawners into Fauntleroy Creek. Free and fun for all ages.

Nov
1
Tue
2016
Dia de los Muertos Celebration @ Youngstown Cultural Art Center
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association‘s Cultural Events Series:

El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is a celebration in Latin America where family and friends come to celebrate and remember loved ones who have passed on. Join us for a viewing of the altar and ofrendas (offerings), sugar Calaveras (skeletons and skulls), performances, face painting and more! Food will be provided, open to the general public.

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 from 5–8 pm
at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

Facebook event page here.

For more information:
http://dnda.org/culturalseries/events/

Inquiries or those interested in volunteering should contact Project Coordinator Nafasi Ferrell (nafasi@dnda.org) at (206) 935-2999

This event is free and open to the public!

Nov
5
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Mission to Kenya – African Fundraising Dinner @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

You are invited to the Mission to Kenya – African Fundraising Dinner by the Books & Bricks Organization.

You are invited to raise money for scholarships and a new library in Kenya. Tom Holford our main speaker just came back from Kenya and will be sharing stories and pictures about his travels to Mulundi Village, Kenya to meet with students, parents and teachers.

The dinner will be held on Nov 5th, 2016 starting 5 pm at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church Parish Hall.

Event tickets are $15 a ticket. Please RSVP to Mike at 206 280 2440 or exforester2015@gmail.com.

For more information please visit:

www.booksandbricks.org
www.sjbwestseattle.org

Nov
12
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Nov
17
Thu
2016
African AllStars perform @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

For one night only – catch the African AllStars at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center Theatre. Enjoy a 1.5 hour extravaganza of high flying dance moves and energetic rhythms! Revel in the sounds of the Djembe, Kora, Krin, Dunduns and Shekere while watching choreography both modern and traditional. The artists, men and woman, are professionals from the best dance companies of both Guinea and Congo, West Africa. All now practice their art form in the cities of the United States and come together for one night in Seattle to play.

Thursday November 17th, 2016
Doors open at 7 pm
Show 7:30–9:15

Tickets: $20 adults, $10 kids age 5–15
Kids 4 and under FREE on lap

More details about the AllStars show can be found at www.DouniaDjembe.com.

Nov
19
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Nov
25
Fri
2016
Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Duwamish Tribe invites the public to its Longhouse Thanksgiving weekend for a Native Holiday Gift Fair. Buy directly from native artists and craft persons. Lots of holiday spirit and a big lighted tree. Unique gifts in every price range– fine art, native crafts, regalia, cards, jewelry, t-shirts, smoked salmon and more. Snacks: soup of day, hot chocolate and more. Celebrate National Native American Heritage Day on Nov. 25th! Free admission and parking for shoppers.

Facebook event page here.

What: Native Holiday Gift Fair
When: November 25-27, 2016, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
206.431.1582

www.duwamishtribe.org

Nov
26
Sat
2016
Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Duwamish Tribe invites the public to its Longhouse Thanksgiving weekend for a Native Holiday Gift Fair. Buy directly from native artists and craft persons. Lots of holiday spirit and a big lighted tree. Unique gifts in every price range– fine art, native crafts, regalia, cards, jewelry, t-shirts, smoked salmon and more. Snacks: soup of day, hot chocolate and more. Celebrate National Native American Heritage Day on Nov. 25th! Free admission and parking for shoppers.

Facebook event page here.

What: Native Holiday Gift Fair
When: November 25-27, 2016, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
206.431.1582

www.duwamishtribe.org

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Nov
27
Sun
2016
Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Duwamish Tribe invites the public to its Longhouse Thanksgiving weekend for a Native Holiday Gift Fair. Buy directly from native artists and craft persons. Lots of holiday spirit and a big lighted tree. Unique gifts in every price range– fine art, native crafts, regalia, cards, jewelry, t-shirts, smoked salmon and more. Snacks: soup of day, hot chocolate and more. Celebrate National Native American Heritage Day on Nov. 25th! Free admission and parking for shoppers.

Facebook event page here.

What: Native Holiday Gift Fair
When: November 25-27, 2016, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
206.431.1582

www.duwamishtribe.org

Dec
3
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Dec
10
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Dec
17
Sat
2016
Preserving the Duwamish Cultural Landscape – free event @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fun day exploring the relationship between Duwamish culture and native habitat restoration. Talks, demo, food, storytelling & cultural programming. Stay all day or drop-in.

Free activities. 10 am- Restoring Native Habitats; 11:15 am- Brunch provided; Discovering the Duwamish Hill Preserve; 12 pm- Basket Making Demo; 1 to 3 pm-Duwamish Storytelling and Cultural Programming.

Free tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2725364
Facebook event page here.

FREE EVENT DAY
WHAT: Preserving the Duwamish Cultural Landscape
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, 10am to 4pm. Free
WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106, 206-431-1582.

“Preserving the Duwamish Cultural Landscape” is a free public outreach event of the Duwamish Longhouse Urban Reforestation Project sponsored by a King Conservation District grant.

The Duwamish Tribe, Seattle Parks and other community partners are all working to restore native habitats that preserve the Duwamish cultural landscape for all to explore. The Duwamish Tribe is still here and its traditional stories provide a narrative for a deeper understanding of the indigenous land we all share and the bounty that awaits us as traditional habitats are restored.

Regarding the Duwamish Urban Reforestation Project, invasive plants have been removed and native plants reintroduced. One of them, the Western Red Cedar has been used by our people to make baskets, weave hats and traditional clothing. Duwamish tribal member, DeAnn Sackman Jacobson, will talk about how our ancestors harvested bark and other materials to make baskets and garments. She will demonstrate the process of preparing and weaving the bark.

Brooke Alford of the Duwamish Hill Preserve will speak about the restoration of Duwamish Hill in Tukwila, their native plant nursery and volunteer opportunities. Native storyteller Roger Fernandes will share the Duwamish epic North and South Wind story associated with the Duwamish Hill site. Duwamish tribal member Blake Shelafoe will also share his own story about the Duwamish River.

AGENDA–SCHEDULE

10-10:15 Opening. Duwamish Reforestation Project update. Presenter: Nancy Sackman (Duwamish Tribe).

10:15-11:00–Restoring Native Habitats. Insights into the native habitat restoration of Seattle’s green spaces by Seattle Park & Recreation–cedars, cattails and more. Presenters: Michael Yadrick and Lisa Ciecko, Seattle Parks. Explore More: http://www.seattle.gov/parks

11:15-12:00–Brunch (soup, fruit, cookies, coffee/tea)

11:15-12:00–Discovering Duwamish Hill Preserve

The Duwamish Hill Preserve is a 10.5 acre parcel of Duwamish tribal historical, cultural and ecological significance in Tukwila. Along the banks of the Duwamish River, the hill is a glacial remnant where many rarely seen species of flora and fauna can be found. It is the site of the Duwamish tribal oral tradition known as the “Epic of the North & South Winds.” Learn how to volunteer. Presenter: Brooke Alford, MLA, Urban Habitat Landscape Design.

Duwamish Hill Preserve http://forterra.org/subpage/duwamish-hill-preserve

12:00-1:00–Duwamish Basket & Mat Making Demonstration

Presenter: Deanne Jacobs (Duwamish Tribe).

1:00-2:00—Epic of the North & South Wind (Duwamish Oral Tradition)

Presenter: Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha Band of the Klallam Indians) is a renowned storyteller and artist living in Seattle, WA. Storytelling is Healing and Teaching The true power of storytelling comes when the moisture of the teller’s breath gives life and power to the story.

At one time, all Duwamish people knew the same stories. We understood the world through those common stories. The stories taught and guided and healed us. Sent to us by our ancestors who knew we would need these stories so we could live in the world in a good way– those stories are still waiting to do their work for those who will listen.

2:00-3:00—Duwamish Cultural Sharing—We Are Still Here

Songs, stories & dance. Participatory. Bring your drum. Presenter: Blake Shelafoe (Duwamish Tribe).

This year, the Duwamish Longhouse is reforesting the hillside behind the Longhouse and Seattle Park’s Department is restoring 40 acres in the West Seattle Green Belt. Duwamish activities are funded in part by a grant from the King County Conservation District. http://www.kingcd.org/programs-grant.htm

Our project’s objectives are:

to restore the Longhouse’s property’s ecosystem by providing a place to sustain native food and medicine, habitat and wildlife in relation to the Duwamish culture,

to engage the public and raise educational awareness of the Duwamish native culture and its relationship to the restored ecosystem, and

to work with community partners to increase public awareness of urban reforestation stewardship.

206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Dec
24
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Dec
31
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Dec 31 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Jan
6
Fri
2017
West Seattle YMCA Family Night @ West Seattle Family YMCA
Jan 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

At the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB sponsor):
Elevate fun on Friday night, 6:30–8:00 pm. Shake it in Family ZUMBA®, splash in Family Swim or climb on the Inflatable Obstacle Course. This event is free and open to the community as part of the West Seattle YMCA’s Grand Opening Celebration.

Learn more >>
http://www.seattleymca.org/blog/celebrate-your-new-west-seattle-ymca

Jan
7
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jan 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Tween Takeover @ West Seattle Family YMCA
Jan 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Tween Takeover at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor): Take over the Y after hours, 6:30–9:00 pm! While the building is closed, we will swim, get creative with a craft, test our minds with challenges and meet friends! Ages 9 to 13. This event is free and open to the community as part of the West Seattle YMCA’s Grand Opening Celebration.

Learn more >>
http://www.seattleymca.org/blog/celebrate-your-new-west-seattle-ymca

Jan
14
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Jan
21
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Women’s Swim @ West Seattle YMCA
Jan 21 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

At the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB Sponsor):

A special women’s only swim offered twice per month at the West Seattle YMCA! After closing hours, the Y stays open for women to enjoy our pool areas (swimming pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub) on the first and third Saturdays of the month! Open to women ages 13 years and up. All women staff present during program. Check-in begins at 5:45pm. Free for Y members! Legal identification required for check-in and participation.

(No Women’s Swim on January 7)

https://apm.activecommunities.com/seattleymca/Activity_Search/women-s-swim/58526

Jan
28
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Feb
4
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Feb 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Feb
11
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Soul Jambalaya @ Chief Sealth International HS Auditorium
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Soul Jambalaya is an annual musical celebration – a mélange of gospel, blues, jazz, funk , reggae and Carribean music in celebration of the contributions of African American and other black people to the musical soundtrack of America.

This free event will feature performances from
The Seattle Women’s Steel Pan Project
The Total Experience Gospel Choir
The Chief Sealth International High School Jazz Ensemble
The Denny International Middle School Jazz Ensemble
and other guests yet to be confirmed

Come celebrate black history with us through some beautiful and soul stirring music.

Feb
15
Wed
2017
Somali storytime @ High Point Library
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the High Point Library!)
Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.)

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This story time is offered entirely in the Somali language.

Feb
16
Thu
2017
‘Honoring Wedding Traditions Along The Silk Road’ @ Sanctuary at Admiral
Feb 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Sanctuary at Admiral invites you to join them on a culinary journey! Experience a festival of cultural traditions from China to Italy. Featuring Foodz Catering, Madres Kitchen, Duos Lounge, Diwas Photography, Batoh, New Creations, decor & floral, live music, and many other vendors.

WHAT: Honoring Wedding Traditions Along The Silk Road

WHEN: February 16, 2017 5:30–8:00 pm, Free Admission

WHERE: Sanctuary at Admiral, 2656 42nd AVE. SW Seattle, WA 98116

RSVP @ http://sanctuaryatadmiral.bpt.me

Feb
18
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Black History Month Community Dinner @ Southwest Teen Life Center
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Chief Sealth International High School Black Student Union will be hosting our 2nd Annual Black History Month Community Dinner at Southwest Teen Life Center on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm (Doors will be opening at 4:45 pm). All are welcome. Free to attend.We encourage our community to come together and celebrate the accomplishments of Black People locally, nationally, and globally.

“Unity is Strength, Division is weakness” ~ Swahili Proverb

Feb
25
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Mar
4
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Mar
11
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Mar
18
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Mar
25
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Joyas Mestizas Spring Recital and Fundraiser @ Hiawatha Community Center
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Joyas Mestizas for a Spring Recital of traditional folklorico dances from regions across Mexico, performed by youth ages 5-20!

Doors open at 5 pm for silent auction bidding and browsing.

Recital will begin at 6 pm.

Founded in 1988, Joyas Mestizas is a youth dance group that celebrates hispanic culture while helping children maintain a connection to their Mexican culture through the tradition of folklorico.

Joyas Mestizas dancers build patience, teamwork, and perseverance by learning complex dances from regions across Mexico. Performing with Joyas Mestizas offers dancers a chance to exhibit poise under pressure and to share their passion for their cultural heritage at community celebrations across our region.

Joyas Mestizas is more than just a dance group. It is a tightly-knit community; a way for young people from a variety of backgrounds to gain an appreciation for the diversity and vitality of Mexican culture and an opportunity for youth to gain important life skills.

Tickets $10 (link above)

Apr
1
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Apr
8
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Apr
10
Mon
2017
Student Assistant Program Application Workshop @ High Point Library
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Student Assistant Application Workshop – This workshop is for students ages 16 and up (without a Bachelor’s degree) who are interested in becoming a Student Assistant at the library. The Student Assistant is a paid position. Find out more of what the Student Assistant Program at the library is all about, and begin your application.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 10 at the High Point Branch, 206-684-7454

Apr
14
Fri
2017
Youth Appreciation Week Pool Party @ Southwest Teen Life Center
Apr 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation:

For ages 12 to 19, at the Southwest Teen Life Center:Youth Appreciation Week Block Party Kickoff
Food, fun, music!
Friday, April 14, 2017

Block Party (2-6 pm)
Pool Party (8-9:30 pm)
at Southwest Teen Life Center

For more information, call Cindy Sandino-Chang, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 206-551-7316.
Contact Email: Cindy.Sandino-Chang@Seattle.gov

Apr
15
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Apr
20
Thu
2017
Frozen @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery  is pleased to announce Bryony Lavery’s “Frozen”, the Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and two women who track him down. Performances will run Thursday, April 20 through Sunday until May 14.

Synopsis: As Ralph, a serial killer with a heart of ice, sits in prison contemplating crimes, two women cross the country to confront him – Agnetha, a psychologist who studies the minds of monsters, and Nancy, mother to one of his young victims. When their paths finally cross, they explore the dark side of human nature and our capacity for change.

Cast
The ArtsWest production of Frozen features a meeting of two Seattle acting powerhouses – Amy Thone (THE TRIAL, TITUS ANDRONICUS) as Nancy, and Peter Crook (Mozart in Broadway’s touring cast of AMADEUS, INTIMAN’s ANGELS IN AMERICA and more) as Ralph. Rounding out the cast is Jonelle Jordan as Agentha, making her ArtsWest debut.

Creative Team
Directed by Mathew Wright
Stage Manager – Briana Kersten
Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn
Costume Designer – Candance Frank
Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw
Sound Designer – Johanna Melamed

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased online at artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets

By phone: 206.938.0339
At the Box Office, Thurs.–Sat., 2–7:30 pm.

Tickets: General Admission: $37.50 | Seniors (65+): $33 | Under 25: $17 | TeenTix (door only): $5


“…[a] fine play…so concentrated and unflinching that at times it takes your breath away.” — Observer (London).

“A major play…thrilling, humane and timely.” —Times (London).

“…[a] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.” — Guardian (London).

“Consistently surprising and even bravely comic…The almost thriller-like promise of the play’s climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head.” — Independent (London).

2004 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

Apr
21
Fri
2017
Seattle Warrior’s Call: Healing Through Service @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

VeteransRespond and Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center are proud to present, “Seattle Warrior’s Call: Healing Through Service”, where attendees will be informed, inspired, energized and empowered to join the fight to protect our water, environment, people, and future generations of all species.

The event will feature brave warriors who are veterans of both the US Armed Services and of the Standing Rock Movement. Joseph George, an Air Force Veteran; Brandee Paisano, a US Navy Veteran and Laguna Pueblo Native; and Mark Sanderson, a US Army Veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart, will be among the powerful speakers telling their stories.

Opening ceremony and prayer will be led by members of the Duwamish Tribe, including Ken Workman, and Paul Wagner, with speaking from Raymond Kingfisher as well.

As sworn defenders of our country, the veterans of VeteransRespond felt called to support environmental rights, and Native Lands. That call to action has become a movement, a journey to ongoing community activism and worldwide healing. They are proud to share their personal journeys at this very special event.

Join for an Inspiring and Unforgettable Evening
Friday, April 21, 2017
Doors open at 7:00 PM.
Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
4705 Marginal Way SW

Admission is FREE and open to the public.

The space is wheelchair accessible.

About VeteransRespond:
VeteransRespond is a service organization founded in December 2016 by disabled Veterans who were part of the advance team at Standing Rock.  VeteransRespond works to organize and coordinate highly trained Veteran volunteers to provide relief and service work in environmental and man-made disaster sites all across the United States. The organization was born out of the Standing Rock movement, which saw more than 4,000 veterans mobilize to Camp Oceti in defense of the Water Protectors and those standing against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

DAPL, a 1,172-mile pipeline to transport crude oil across the Midwestern US, jeopardizes the drinking water of millions of Americans while simultaneously desecrating the sacred ground of the Lakota/Sioux nation. The veterans of VeteransRespond believe wholeheartedly that DAPL must be opposed in accordance with their oaths to protect America from enemies both foreign and domestic.

To learn more, visit VeteransRespond.org

Frozen @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery  is pleased to announce Bryony Lavery’s “Frozen”, the Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and two women who track him down. Performances will run Thursday, April 20 through Sunday until May 14.

Synopsis: As Ralph, a serial killer with a heart of ice, sits in prison contemplating crimes, two women cross the country to confront him – Agnetha, a psychologist who studies the minds of monsters, and Nancy, mother to one of his young victims. When their paths finally cross, they explore the dark side of human nature and our capacity for change.

Cast
The ArtsWest production of Frozen features a meeting of two Seattle acting powerhouses – Amy Thone (THE TRIAL, TITUS ANDRONICUS) as Nancy, and Peter Crook (Mozart in Broadway’s touring cast of AMADEUS, INTIMAN’s ANGELS IN AMERICA and more) as Ralph. Rounding out the cast is Jonelle Jordan as Agentha, making her ArtsWest debut.

Creative Team
Directed by Mathew Wright
Stage Manager – Briana Kersten
Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn
Costume Designer – Candance Frank
Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw
Sound Designer – Johanna Melamed

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased online at artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets

By phone: 206.938.0339
At the Box Office, Thurs.–Sat., 2–7:30 pm.

Tickets: General Admission: $37.50 | Seniors (65+): $33 | Under 25: $17 | TeenTix (door only): $5


“…[a] fine play…so concentrated and unflinching that at times it takes your breath away.” — Observer (London).

“A major play…thrilling, humane and timely.” —Times (London).

“…[a] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.” — Guardian (London).

“Consistently surprising and even bravely comic…The almost thriller-like promise of the play’s climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head.” — Independent (London).

2004 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

Apr
22
Sat
2017
Peggy Johnson Oil Painting Show “Nature” @ The Village Green Perennial Nursery
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Peggy Johnson oil painting show @ The Village Green Nursery.
‘Nature” display from Seattlelite Peggy Johnson. Her featured work includes horses, trees, and garden scenes meant to nudge the viewer to look at life from a new perspective. Her goal is to bring a smile, captivate, delight and charm her audience.
Free street parking.
 

 

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Frozen @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery  is pleased to announce Bryony Lavery’s “Frozen”, the Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and two women who track him down. Performances will run Thursday, April 20 through Sunday until May 14.

Synopsis: As Ralph, a serial killer with a heart of ice, sits in prison contemplating crimes, two women cross the country to confront him – Agnetha, a psychologist who studies the minds of monsters, and Nancy, mother to one of his young victims. When their paths finally cross, they explore the dark side of human nature and our capacity for change.

Cast
The ArtsWest production of Frozen features a meeting of two Seattle acting powerhouses – Amy Thone (THE TRIAL, TITUS ANDRONICUS) as Nancy, and Peter Crook (Mozart in Broadway’s touring cast of AMADEUS, INTIMAN’s ANGELS IN AMERICA and more) as Ralph. Rounding out the cast is Jonelle Jordan as Agentha, making her ArtsWest debut.

Creative Team
Directed by Mathew Wright
Stage Manager – Briana Kersten
Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn
Costume Designer – Candance Frank
Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw
Sound Designer – Johanna Melamed

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased online at artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets

By phone: 206.938.0339
At the Box Office, Thurs.–Sat., 2–7:30 pm.

Tickets: General Admission: $37.50 | Seniors (65+): $33 | Under 25: $17 | TeenTix (door only): $5


“…[a] fine play…so concentrated and unflinching that at times it takes your breath away.” — Observer (London).

“A major play…thrilling, humane and timely.” —Times (London).

“…[a] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.” — Guardian (London).

“Consistently surprising and even bravely comic…The almost thriller-like promise of the play’s climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head.” — Independent (London).

2004 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

Apr
23
Sun
2017
Peggy Johnson Oil Painting Show “Nature” @ The Village Green Perennial Nursery
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Peggy Johnson oil painting show @ The Village Green Perennial Nursery.
‘Nature” display from Seattlelite Peggy Johnson. Her featured work includes horses, trees, and garden scenes meant to nudge the viewer to look at life from a new perspective. Her goal is to bring a smile, captivate, delight and charm her audience.
Free street parking.
 

 

Earth Day Storytelling 2017 – New Horizons @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FREE, all ages storytelling. Sunday April 23rd, 2 – 4pm at The Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

Celebrate our relationship to the natural world and each other with Paul Cheoketen Wagner, Tom Rawson, and Harvest Moon as they share their musical and storytelling gifts. Presented by the Seattle Storytellers Guild in cooperation with the Duwamish Tribe, and made possible by a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Stories are the language of the heart that speak to us in ways that long linger. Hear world class tellers share traditional and contemporary stories and music about our relationship to the natural world and each other.

STORYTELLERS

Paul Che oke ten Wagner is an internationally renowned native flute player and storyteller from the Vancouver Island Saanich tribe.

Tom Rawson is a storyteller and banjo player extraordinare from Seattle.

Harvest Moon is a storyteller and cultural ambassador of the Quinault tribe, will be delighting and inspiring us with their gifts.

James Rasmussen from the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition will also speak.

Volunteers are needed to help direct cars to overflow parking, usher, and assist in setting out the refreshments: if interested contact project coordinator at johnwasko@yahoo.com. Bring a friend! Don’t miss the fun!

For more information go to: seattlestorytellers.org or search “eventbrite earth day 2017 new horizons”.

Earth Day Storytelling 2017 – New Horizons @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FREE, all ages storytelling. Sunday April 23rd, 2 – 4pm at The Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

Celebrate our relationship to the natural world and each other with Paul Cheoketen Wagner, Tom Rawson, and Harvest Moon as they share their musical and storytelling gifts. Presented by the Seattle Storytellers Guild in cooperation with the Duwamish Tribe, and made possible by a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Stories are the language of the heart that speak to us in ways that long linger. Hear world class tellers share traditional and contemporary stories and music about our relationship to the natural world and each other.

STORYTELLERS

Paul Che oke ten Wagner is an internationally renowned native flute player and storyteller from the Vancouver Island Saanich tribe.

Tom Rawson is a storyteller and banjo player extraordinare from Seattle.

Harvest Moon is a storyteller and cultural ambassador of the Quinault tribe, will be delighting and inspiring us with their gifts.

James Rasmussen from the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition will also speak.

Volunteers are needed to help direct cars to overflow parking, usher, and assist in setting out the refreshments: if interested contact project coordinator at johnwasko@yahoo.com. Bring a friend! Don’t miss the fun!

For more information go to: seattlestorytellers.org or search “eventbrite earth day 2017 new horizons”.

Earth Day Storytelling 2017 – New Horizons @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FREE, all ages storytelling. Sunday April 23rd, 2 – 4pm at The Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

Celebrate our relationship to the natural world and each other with Paul Cheoketen Wagner, Tom Rawson, and Harvest Moon as they share their musical and storytelling gifts. Presented by the Seattle Storytellers Guild in cooperation with the Duwamish Tribe, and made possible by a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Stories are the language of the heart that speak to us in ways that long linger. Hear world class tellers share traditional and contemporary stories and music about our relationship to the natural world and each other.

STORYTELLERS

Paul Che oke ten Wagner is an internationally renowned native flute player and storyteller from the Vancouver Island Saanich tribe.

Tom Rawson is a storyteller and banjo player extraordinare from Seattle.

Harvest Moon is a storyteller and cultural ambassador of the Quinault tribe, will be delighting and inspiring us with their gifts.

James Rasmussen from the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition will also speak.

Volunteers are needed to help direct cars to overflow parking, usher, and assist in setting out the refreshments: if interested contact project coordinator at johnwasko@yahoo.com. Bring a friend! Don’t miss the fun!

For more information go to: seattlestorytellers.org or search “eventbrite earth day 2017 new horizons”.

Frozen @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery  is pleased to announce Bryony Lavery’s “Frozen”, the Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and two women who track him down. Performances will run Thursday, April 20 through Sunday until May 14.

Synopsis: As Ralph, a serial killer with a heart of ice, sits in prison contemplating crimes, two women cross the country to confront him – Agnetha, a psychologist who studies the minds of monsters, and Nancy, mother to one of his young victims. When their paths finally cross, they explore the dark side of human nature and our capacity for change.

Cast
The ArtsWest production of Frozen features a meeting of two Seattle acting powerhouses – Amy Thone (THE TRIAL, TITUS ANDRONICUS) as Nancy, and Peter Crook (Mozart in Broadway’s touring cast of AMADEUS, INTIMAN’s ANGELS IN AMERICA and more) as Ralph.
Rounding out the cast is Jonelle Jordan as Agentha, making her ArtsWest debut.

Creative Team
Directed by Mathew Wright
Stage Manager – Briana Kersten
Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn
Costume Designer – Candance Frank
Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw
Sound Designer – Johanna Melamed

April 20–May 14, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets
By phone: 206.938.0339
At the Box Office, Thurs.–Sat., 2–7:30 pm.

Tickets: General Admission: $37.50 | Seniors (65+): $33 | Under 25: $17 | TeenTix (door only): $5


“…[a] fine play…so concentrated and unflinching that at times it takes your breath away.” — Observer (London).

“A major play…thrilling, humane and timely.” —Times (London).

“…[a] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.” — Guardian (London).

“Consistently surprising and even bravely comic…The almost thriller-like promise of the play’s climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head.” — Independent (London).

2004 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

Music Northwest concert: “Cellos!” @ Olympic Recital Hall
Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Music Northwest presents: “Cellos!”

Walter Gray (Seattle Symphony), cello
Andrew Smith (Las Vegas Symphony), cello
Jane Harty, (Artistic Director, Music Northwest), piano

Program includes:
Sonata in A Major for Two Cellos, G.4
-Luigi Boccherini

Five pieces in folk style, Op. 102
-Robert Schumann

Estampas y Estampillas
-Jaime Mendoza-Nava

Duets, Op. 53
-Reinhold Gliere

Suite for Two Cellos and Piano
-Gian Carlo Menotti

April 23, 2017, 3:00 pm
Olympic Recital Hall at
South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor)

Tickets and Directions: (206) 937-2899 or visit www.musicnorthwest.org

Price from $16
Free for students age 25 and under, but must be reserved in advance.

Apr
27
Thu
2017
Frozen @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery  is pleased to announce Bryony Lavery’s “Frozen”, the Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and two women who track him down. Performances will run Thursday, April 20 through Sunday until May 14.

Synopsis: As Ralph, a serial killer with a heart of ice, sits in prison contemplating crimes, two women cross the country to confront him – Agnetha, a psychologist who studies the minds of monsters, and Nancy, mother to one of his young victims. When their paths finally cross, they explore the dark side of human nature and our capacity for change.

Cast
The ArtsWest production of Frozen features a meeting of two Seattle acting powerhouses – Amy Thone (THE TRIAL, TITUS ANDRONICUS) as Nancy, and Peter Crook (Mozart in Broadway’s touring cast of AMADEUS, INTIMAN’s ANGELS IN AMERICA and more) as Ralph. Rounding out the cast is Jonelle Jordan as Agentha, making her ArtsWest debut.

Creative Team
Directed by Mathew Wright
Stage Manager – Briana Kersten
Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn
Costume Designer – Candance Frank
Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw
Sound Designer – Johanna Melamed

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased online at artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets

By phone: 206.938.0339
At the Box Office, Thurs.–Sat., 2–7:30 pm.

Tickets: General Admission: $37.50 | Seniors (65+): $33 | Under 25: $17 | TeenTix (door only): $5


“…[a] fine play…so concentrated and unflinching that at times it takes your breath away.” — Observer (London).

“A major play…thrilling, humane and timely.” —Times (London).

“…[a] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.” — Guardian (London).

“Consistently surprising and even bravely comic…The almost thriller-like promise of the play’s climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head.” — Independent (London).

2004 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

Apr
28
Fri
2017
Frozen @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery  is pleased to announce Bryony Lavery’s “Frozen”, the Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and two women who track him down. Performances will run Thursday, April 20 through Sunday until May 14.

Synopsis: As Ralph, a serial killer with a heart of ice, sits in prison contemplating crimes, two women cross the country to confront him – Agnetha, a psychologist who studies the minds of monsters, and Nancy, mother to one of his young victims. When their paths finally cross, they explore the dark side of human nature and our capacity for change.

Cast
The ArtsWest production of Frozen features a meeting of two Seattle acting powerhouses – Amy Thone (THE TRIAL, TITUS ANDRONICUS) as Nancy, and Peter Crook (Mozart in Broadway’s touring cast of AMADEUS, INTIMAN’s ANGELS IN AMERICA and more) as Ralph. Rounding out the cast is Jonelle Jordan as Agentha, making her ArtsWest debut.

Creative Team
Directed by Mathew Wright
Stage Manager – Briana Kersten
Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn
Costume Designer – Candance Frank
Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw
Sound Designer – Johanna Melamed

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased online at artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets

By phone: 206.938.0339
At the Box Office, Thurs.–Sat., 2–7:30 pm.

Tickets: General Admission: $37.50 | Seniors (65+): $33 | Under 25: $17 | TeenTix (door only): $5


“…[a] fine play…so concentrated and unflinching that at times it takes your breath away.” — Observer (London).

“A major play…thrilling, humane and timely.” —Times (London).

“…[a] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.” — Guardian (London).

“Consistently surprising and even bravely comic…The almost thriller-like promise of the play’s climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head.” — Independent (London).

2004 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

Apr
29
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Frozen @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery  is pleased to announce Bryony Lavery’s “Frozen”, the Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and two women who track him down. Performances will run Thursday, April 20 through Sunday until May 14.

Synopsis: As Ralph, a serial killer with a heart of ice, sits in prison contemplating crimes, two women cross the country to confront him – Agnetha, a psychologist who studies the minds of monsters, and Nancy, mother to one of his young victims. When their paths finally cross, they explore the dark side of human nature and our capacity for change.

Cast
The ArtsWest production of Frozen features a meeting of two Seattle acting powerhouses – Amy Thone (THE TRIAL, TITUS ANDRONICUS) as Nancy, and Peter Crook (Mozart in Broadway’s touring cast of AMADEUS, INTIMAN’s ANGELS IN AMERICA and more) as Ralph. Rounding out the cast is Jonelle Jordan as Agentha, making her ArtsWest debut.

Creative Team
Directed by Mathew Wright
Stage Manager – Briana Kersten
Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn
Costume Designer – Candance Frank
Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw
Sound Designer – Johanna Melamed

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased online at artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets

By phone: 206.938.0339
At the Box Office, Thurs.–Sat., 2–7:30 pm.

Tickets: General Admission: $37.50 | Seniors (65+): $33 | Under 25: $17 | TeenTix (door only): $5


“…[a] fine play…so concentrated and unflinching that at times it takes your breath away.” — Observer (London).

“A major play…thrilling, humane and timely.” —Times (London).

“…[a] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.” — Guardian (London).

“Consistently surprising and even bravely comic…The almost thriller-like promise of the play’s climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head.” — Independent (London).

2004 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play