West Seattle Event Calendar

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

Mar
1
Sat
2014
Owl Hoot @ Camp Long
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 6–8 pm
Pre-registration required
Cost: $5 per person

Join us for a dusk-to-dark owl prowl through Camp Long’s woodland. This program is for 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sponsoring Organization: Discovery Park Advisory Council

Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

Mar
5
Wed
2014
Ash Wednesday
Mar 5 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm
Mar
15
Sat
2014
Salamander Search @ Camp Long
Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday, March 15, 2013, 3–5 pm
Pre-registration required
Cost: FREE

Overcome those wintertime blues by bundling up and getting outside. Learn the importance of those dark, dank, wet places by searching under logs and in the ponds for those beautiful, mysterious creatures – the salamanders. There are at least three different types found at Camp Long. Let’s challenge ourselves to find all of them. This program is for 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov
Sponsoring Organization: Discovery Park Advisory Council

Mar
22
Sat
2014
Vedic Chanting with Virginia Wise @ SoundYoga
Mar 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor):

Vedic Chanting with Virginia Wise

Explore simple mantras and longer chants from the Vedas of ancient India. Students will be encouraged and supported to develop Vedic chant as part of their personal practice. The classes will be personalized to meet the specific needs and desires of those attending (input will be requested from those who register). New and experienced chanters are welcome!

Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Fee: $40

Mar
28
Fri
2014
Kol HaNeshamah Shabbat services weekend @ Seattle First Presbyterian Church
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us at Kol HaNeshamah for an inspiring weekend of Shabbat services and learning with our Scholar-In-Residence, Marc Zvi Brettler, the Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies at Brandeis University.

Friday, March 28
Shabbat Evening Service, 7:00 pm
Professor Brettler will speak on the topic, Why Should (Modern) Jews Care about the (Ancient) Bible? Please stay for Kiddush and a potluck dinner after the service, with a d’var discussion of the topic presented.

Saturday, March 29
Torah Study, 9:30 am
On this Shabbat HaChodesh, take part in our Torah Study on, “I Will Be For Them a Mini-Temple:” Reading Ezekiel.

Shabbat Morning Service, 10:45 am
Professor Brettler will present a short d’var about the upcoming Pesach holiday.

Luncheon and Talk, 12:30-3:00 pm
Following the morning service, there will be a catered luncheon at a member’s home, followed by Professor Brettler’s talk on The Creation of the Bible. Reservations are required and the cost for the program is $18 per person. Due to limited capacity, we regret we can only accept the first 26 reservations.

Kol HaNeshamah
Scholar in Residence
March 28-29, 2014

As part of it’s year-long Torah Restoration project, Kol HaNeshamah will be hosting Marc Zvi Brettler, the Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies at Brandeis University, for a scholar in residence weekend. Professor Brettler’s interests center on the nature of biblical historical texts as “literary” texts as well as on gender and the Bible. He published How to Read the Bible in 2005, and served as co-editor for The Jewish Annotated New Testament in 2011; he also co-edited The Jewish Study Bible, which was awarded a National Jewish Book Award. Professor Brettler is committed to making academic biblical scholarship accessible to a broader public; he is a co-founder of thetorah.com which aims to connect the study of Torah with critical scholarship in a constructive, religiously meaningful way, and he has discussed his work in a variety of op-eds as well as on NPR?s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross.

Professor Brettler will offer a short d?var and a longer presentation at Friday night services and potluck on March 28, and will lead Torah study on Saturday morning, March 29. Both of these are open to the entire community at no charge. There will also be a luncheon following services on March 29 at which Professor Brettler will make another presentation; there will be a small charge of $18 per person to cover the cost of the food, and space is limited because the event is being held in a member’s house. Contact Sheila in the KHN office execdir@khnseattle.org to make a reservation.

Performance: “The Passion According to Saint Luke” @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Center & Gym
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Passion According to Saint Luke, the moving, live production performed by Leonardo Defilippis, will be presented at Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Parish Life Center & Gym in Seattle on Friday, March 28 at 7:00 pm.

Come experience the profound power of Christ’s Passion in this drama which promises to be a perfect Lenten opportunity, allowing the power of the Word of God to penetrate the heart of each individual audience member. The program runs one hour and is suitable for all ages.

Admission will be a free-will offering. For additional information, contact Helen Oesterle at the Our Lady of Guadalupe ParishOffice at 206-935-0358, heleno@olgseattle.org, or visit www.olgseattle.org.

Mar
29
Sat
2014
Lincoln Park Spring Awakening Walk
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Lincoln Park Spring: Blooms, Migrants,Eagle & Owl Nesting, Butterflies
March 29, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Share in Stewart’s incredible nature knowledge & enthusiasm, as Lincoln Park’s natural community awakens! Trilliums & Violets blooming to Eagles & Owls nesting, migrants refueling, to early butterflies flying. Have the best time learning all one can in 2 hours. Suggested donation $15 adults, $10 kids. For a spot E-mail or call – ecostewart@gmail.com or 206-932-7225. Meet at north parking lot kiosk (across from Rose Street). Drop-ins can check for space.

Apr
4
Fri
2014
Vedic Chanting at SoundYoga
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor):

Introduction to Vedic Chant with Stephanie Sisson

Experience and learn the art of Vedic Chant. Vedic texts, thousands of years old, are presented in the Sanskrit language and contain wisdom still relevant to the challenges we face in the modern world. But it is the act of chanting itself that brings life to these texts as well as to the person listening and reciting.

We will use simple chants and sounds to have an experience of Vedic Chant and learn the fundamentals. This class will help you feel comfortable attending the monthly Vedic Chant class at SoundYoga.

This workshop is presented as a 3-part series.

Date: April 4th
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Fee: $50.00

Apr
5
Sat
2014
Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk @ Lincoln Park
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

We’ll meet at the south parking lot of Lincoln Park (the lot closest to the Fauntleroy Ferry terminal). There will be about 1-1.5 miles of walking and some hills. We’ll start off at the beach to look for remaining wintering seabirds, then head up into the forested area for songbirds. Likely species include Surf Scoter, Horned Grebe, Bufflehead, Cormorants, Mergansers, Song Sparrow, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Bewick’s Wren, Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Leaders: Suzy Hunter (day of only: 206-403-7458) & Sharon Ellard

Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk
at Lincoln Park
Saturday, April 5, 2014
8:00 am

Web Link:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

Apr
11
Fri
2014
Voices of Spring: Chorus Frog and Owl Concert @ Camp Long
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:30–9 pm
Where: Camp Long

Celebrate springtime nighttime earth music! Come to Camp Long and join a naturalist for an exploration of forest and pond in search of the music makers-frogs and owls. You may find yourself being part of the concert! This program designed for ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $5 per person

Contact: Discovery Park Env. Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-386-4236
Contact Email: discovery.park@seattle.gov

Apr
18
Fri
2014
Film: The Passion of the Christ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Way Church Of God will host a viewing of the movie “The Passion of the Christ” on Good Friday April 18th at 7 pm at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Food and snacks following the movie.

http://www.thewaycog.com/event-details/334027/1397865600

https://www.facebook.com/events/240241886179404/

Apr
19
Sat
2014
“A Meditation on the Resurrection” @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish/gym
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Saturday, April 19, 2014, 9 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish/gym, Father Richard Rohr will be presenting a meditation on the Resurrection, from his book “Immortal Diamond-the Search for the True Self.”

9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish/gym
Check in at 8:30 am

No charge, donations only, no registration required.

About the speaker:
Richard Rohr, OFM

Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard’s teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy-practices of contemplation and lived kenosis (self-emptying), expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.

Apr
20
Sun
2014
West Seattle Easter church services
Apr 20 @ 6:30 am – 1:00 pm

The listings below are those sent to us by local churches requesting to be included in our calendar for today:

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICES

ALKI BEACH EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE
April 20: 6:30 am, on the beach near 57th/Alki
Look for the firepit near 57th across from Tully’s. Jointly sponsored by Alki, Admiral and Fauntleroy UCC congregations; rain or shine!

OTHER SERVICES, FOR EASTER SUNDAY

ALL SOULS CHURCH OF SEATTLE (WSB sponsor)
April 20: Easter Worship at Madison Middle School (45th/Spokane)
Easter Sunday: 10 am
Egg Hunt: 11:30 am

ALKI UCC CHURCH (62nd/Hinds)
April 20: 10:00 am Sanctuary Service at Alki UCC with brass and full choir;
11:00 am Easter Brunch
Join us downstairs in Anderson Hall for eggs, ham, cheese blintzes, fresh fruit and great company! Suggested donation of $5 to $10 per person will help us defray costs (bargain rate for families with children).
Easter Egg Hunt:
An annual favorite! Children leave worship a bit early to search for hidden treats in various rooms throughout the entire building.

BETHANY COMMUNITY CHURCH – WEST SEATTLE (meets at High Point Community Center, 34th SW north of SW Myrtle)
Easter Sunday service: two identical Easter morning worship services at 9:15 and 11 am at High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave SW. Join us for a family-friendly celebration of Christ’s resurrection through joy-filled music and a message of hope and peace. Children’s ministry for infants through age 5. There will be an Easter Egg hunt and refreshments between services at 10:30 am.

NEW CITY CHURCH (Currently meets at RE/MAX office, 4727 44th Ave Sw)
New City is a small new multiethnic church in West Seattle for our beloved West Seattle community. We (adults + New City Kids) currently meet for worship at the RE/MAX office in the Alaska Junction @ 9:30 am.

TIBBETTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (WSB sponsor; 3940 41st SW)
Easter details here – 8:30 am pancake breakfast, 10 am service, 11:30 am egg hunt

WEST SIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (3601 California SW):
Please join us for Easter Sunday Services
Apr. 20: 8:00 am, 9:30 am & 11:00 am
Parking is available on neighborhood streets, in front of church, or in the Swedish Medical lot across the street to the north. Handicapped parking available. Nursery will be available for infants through 2 years old at all three services.

Apr
26
Sat
2014
Tales Among the Trees @ Lincoln Park
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2–4 pm
Where: Lincoln Park

Celebrate the Earth by getting to know your community forest the old-fashioned way-through storytelling. Find out what it means to know a forest’s story. This program designed for ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: FREE

Apr
27
Sun
2014
Explore Your World – Daytime Nature Walk @ Camp Long
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Explore Your World – Daytime Nature Walk
Sunday, Apr. 27, 2014, 2–4 pm.
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Get to know the plants and animals that live in urban forests! Learn native plant identification and uses for plants through the ages. Registration is required.

Audience Children, Teens
Language English

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Call 206-684-7454 or drop by the High Point Branch Library to sign up.

May
2
Fri
2014
Handel’s Messiah Sing-and-Play-Along @ West Side Presbyterian Church
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

HANDEL’S MESSIAH SING-AND PLAY ALONG …West Side Presbyterian Church, Friday May 2nd at 7 pm. Doors open 6 pm. The entire oratorio will be performed under the direction of Carreen Smith, director of music at West Side. All singers and instrumentalists are invited to participate. Sing the entire oratorio, all choruses and solos!

If you don’t sing or play come listen! Bring a vocal score if you have one.Vocal scores and orchestra parts will be available for loan at the event. Refreshments will be available at the two intermissions. There is a suggested $10 donation. All proceeds go to Care Net of Puget Sound.

May
3
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

May
4
Sun
2014
Holy Rosary Centennial Mass
May 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Holy Rosary School Centennial Mass with Archbishop J. Peter Sartain – Sunday, May 4th at 11:30 (Holy Rosary Church). Reception to follow in school gym with time capsule opening.

The History of Lincoln Park
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 1–3 pm
Where: Lincoln Park

Was Lincoln Park really named after Abraham Lincoln? Why does that restroom look like a spaceship for hobbits? And how did those California redwoods end up here? Join a Seattle volunteer naturalist on a walk through time, learning some of the history of West Seattle’s largest park. This program designed for ages 12 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet in the north parking lot on Fauntleroy.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: FREE

Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

Rain2River Walk – West Seattle @ Delridge Community Center
May 4 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

From the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition:

Join DRCC/TAG and partners on the upcoming Rain2River Walk and learn about grey and green infrastructure, sustainable practices, polluted runoff, RainWise Program, and other things you can do to keep the Duwamish River clean; all attendees will get a FREE ticket to go on a Rain2River Boat Tour at a later date.

Meet at the Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW, 98106) YOUNGSTOWN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER (4408 Delridge Way SW) at 1:30 pm. There is parking and bathrooms. The walk will be at moderate to slow speed, and 2-3 miles long, and will conclude at 4 pm.

RSVP HERE.

This event is family and pet friendly! There will be free refreshments and snacks! This is an outdoor walking event, so please come prepared for rain or shine.

Date: May 4, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Venue Delridge Community Center
Organizer Anna Mines
Phone: (206) 427-1475
Email: anna@duwamishcleanup.org

May
10
Sat
2014
Birdwatching @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
May 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 8:30-10:30 am

Ages 6–100
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day by birdwatching with a naturalist. Songbird migration is at its peak; learn birding techniques and tips from an experienced birder. All levels are invited and beginners are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them.

May
15
Thu
2014
Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
May 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:


Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
Every Thursday from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
$8 kids – $12 adults – suggested donation

Join Stewart for a weekly learning and stewardship adventure at Camp Long, share in his unbounded knowledge and enthusiasm! We could find salamanders, owls, dragonflies, Sword Ferns and Bleeding Hearts! We’ll learn about their habitats and needs. All ages and knowledge levels will have a good time and learn something new. Meeting at the north end of the parking lot (the south end of the Lodge building). $8 – $12 per person suggested donation. Reservations suggested: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206-932-7225 (land). If rain is forecast, double check if class is going.

May
16
Fri
2014
Full Moon in the Forest @ Lincoln Park
May 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Friday, May 16, 2014, 8–9:30 pm
Where: Lincoln Park

Celebrate the earth by venturing into the forest when the moon is full. Experience Lincoln Park as a nocturnal animal. This program designed for those 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please come prepared with warm clothes.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $5 per person

Contact: Discovery Park Env. Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-386-4236
Contact Email: discovery.park@seattle.gov

May
20
Tue
2014
Tuesday Afternoon Lincoln Park Nature Hikes
May 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Tuesdays After School Lincoln Park Nature Hike Series
Every Tuesday afternoon – 3:30 pm–5:00 pm
Join Stewart for a weekly afternoon nature learning and stewardship adventure at Lincoln Park, sharing in his unbounded knowledge and enthusiasm. We’ll see what’s flying, crawling, sprouting and blooming and check on the resident owls. All ages and knowledge levels will have fun while learning more. Meet at the northern of Lincoln’s 2 parking lots by the kiosk (across from SW Rose St, between SW Thistle St and SW Monroe St. (first lot S. of the 76 Station)

$8 – $12 per person suggested donation. Reservations suggested: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 (land) If rain is forecast, double check if class is going.

May
23
Fri
2014
Tot Trek: Colors of the Rainbow @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
May 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 10:30–11:45am
Pre-registration required
Cost: $4 per person

Age 2-3
Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddlers. Take a hike through Camp Long searching for the animal homes in ponds, forests, and fields, Discover the colors of nature, and take a dip in the ponds to see what new life is springing up. Up to two children can be registered with one adult.

Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

May
30
Fri
2014
Hymn Sing event @ West Seattle Christian Church
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Christian Church is hosting a Hymn Sing on May 30th from 7-8 pm and again June 13th from 7-8 pm. Everyone is invited!

Church Website: West Seattle Christian Church www.westseattlechristian.com
Facebook: West Seattle Christian Church

Jun
7
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Jun 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

Prehistoric plants of Lincoln Park @ Lincoln Park
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

On Saturday, June 7, 2014, 1–3 pm, join a naturalist for an exploration of Lincoln Park in search of ferns and other plants dinosaurs may have eaten. This program designed for ages 7 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the north parking lot on Fauntleroy.

Jun
8
Sun
2014
Free talk by author of “Sabbath in the Suburbs” @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Jun 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

FREE AUTHOR EVENT!
Author/Pastor MaryAnn McKibben-Dana will speak at a public gathering for all faiths on finding Balance, Simplicity and Sabbath.

Snacks provided.

Please call Peace Lutheran Church to register: 935-1962

The Hall at Fauntleroy
Sunday June 8
4-5:30 pm

Jun
13
Fri
2014
Hymn Sing event @ West Seattle Christian Church
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Christian Church is hosting a Hymn Sing on May 30th from 7-8 pm and again June 13th from 7-8 pm. Everyone is invited!

Church Website: West Seattle Christian Church www.westseattlechristian.com
Facebook: West Seattle Christian Church

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
21
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Jun 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart after school for a first and third Saturday morning 10:30 am – noon learning and stewardship adventure at Camp Long. Both adults and kids will learn and have fun. Suggested donation $8–$12 per person to keep the work going! Meeting north of the parking lot, south of the Lodge building. Reservations suggested too – ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 (still luddite land)”

Jun
30
Mon
2014
Vacation Bible Camp begins @ West Seattle Christian Church
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

From West Seattle Christian Church:

What: Game Plan: Mega Sports Camp Football, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading

When: June 30th through July 3rd from 9 am to noon

Where: West Seattle Christian Church

Who: Kids entering kindergarten–entering 6th grade in the 2014-15 school year

Register: www.westseattlechristian.com

Jul
28
Mon
2014
Zoo-Mazing VBS Daycamp begins @ Lakewood Park
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Zoo-Mazing VBS Daycamp

July 28-31, 1-4:30 pm
For Kids entering grades 1-6
FREE

Lakewood Park (11050 10th Ave SW, Seattle)

Register or more info at: www.westsidefoursquare.org
Sponsored by a team of 7 local churches

Aug
10
Sun
2014
Family Beach Safari at Me-Kwa-Mooks
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

From Seattle Parks & Recreation:


Celebrate the Earth by learning more about Puget Sound. Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful-a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet. This program designed for ages 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please meet at Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook across from Me-Kwa-Mooks Park on:

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 10 – 11:30 am

Aug
16
Sat
2014
School supplies giveaway and movie @ Delridge Skate Park
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On Saturday August 16th from 2-5 pm, The Way Church of God through our Watering Can Mission will be giving away free school supplies at the Delridge Skate Park. This is our 3rd year doing this event. We absolutely love this community and want to help provide the youth with the resources they need to grow. We will be grilling food, playing games and will have a few other give aways throughout the day.

Afterwards we will be walking across the street to the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center’s main theater for a free showing of Heaven is For Real at 5:30 pm.

Sep
11
Thu
2014
Nature Walk: History of Friends of Schmitz Preserve Park
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

History of Friends of Schmitz Preserve Park, Seattle
Leader: Ken Shaw
Date: Thursday September 11th, 6:00 pm– 8:00 pm

This stream corridor of rare old growth forest has been stewarded by a community of volunteers for decades. At a time when Seattle is at risk of losing 70% of its canopy in the next 20 years, groups like these are vital to reversing this trend. Steward Ken Shaw will discuss his holistic restoration approach.

In addition to the common old growth trees, there are plenty of mature western yews (Taxus brevifolia). You can find a 2003 plant list here.

Interesting history of the park here.

Trail description: Irregular terrain, some brief steep trails, mostly flat loop trail.
Elevation gain 150 feet.

Where to meet: Admiral Way & SW Stevens at the kiosk.
What to bring: Dress suitable for weather, it will be darker and colder under the canopy. Flashlight optional.
Contact:Ken Shaw, 206-937-2718

Trip limit: 12 people.

Sep
13
Sat
2014
Family Picnic @ Freedom Church of Seattle
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come and enjoy our Family Picnic for our LiveOutLoud4Christ Conference at The Jesus Center Home of the Freedom Church of Seattle. Address: 9601 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126. 10:00 am–3:00 pm. We will be giving away food bags and having hamburgers and hot dogs with drinks for everyone. Come and enjoy a family filled day with singers, a DJ and fun for the kids. It’s all FREE!! If you have any questions please call Rev. Vanessa Henderson at (509) 869-4562. Come on over!

Sep
20
Sat
2014
Birds of Autumn @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Sep 20 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:30–10:30 am
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $3 per person

Fall migration is beginning. Explore the forest and meadow for travelers as well as resident birds. Learn birding techniques and tips from an experienced birder. All levels invited and beginners are welcome. Please bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. This walk is designed for adults and families with children ages 6 and older.

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone 206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

Drikung Seattle open house @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 20 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm

Drikung Seattle is a young, local Tibetan Buddhist community founded by HE Garchen Rinpoche. We’re delighted to be moving our weekly meetings to West Seattle starting September 20. We invite you to an Open House at our new weekly meeting space. Come learn to meditate, meet the local students and ask questions about Tibetan Buddhism. All are welcome!

Open House – Drikung Seattle
Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:15 am–12 PM

We will continue to meet there weekly on Saturday mornings – please join us as your schedule permits. For our detailed schedule, map, etc please see: http://www.drikungseattle.com/group-practice.html

Sep
21
Sun
2014
Spiders of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

WHAT: Spiders of the Duwamish

WHEN: Sept. 21, 10 am–Noon

Explore the “Web of Life” along Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Talk at Longhouse followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park. Naturalist, Jeff Rahlmann. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 4Culture. Free admission & parking. Poster artwork by: Gerrad Stockdale.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1539185606313943/

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

Sep
27
Sat
2014
Family Field Day ‘Picnic in the Park’ @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Nature Consortium invites you to a community picnic and field day in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. This is a special event for all of our West Seattle neighbors to come together and celebrate our beautiful local forest. We will have live music, a scavenger hunt, art activities, and guided hikes through the forest. Bring a picnic, snacks will be provided.

Picnic in the Park
Saturday, September 27, 11 am–2 pm
West Duwamish Greenbelt
(accessible via the south parking lot at South Seattle College, or at the trail head at 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St)

Did You Know?

Located in the Delridge area of West Seattle, The West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest remaining forest in the city of Seattle at over 500 acres. That means you don’t have to travel outside of the city to enjoy the great outdoors.

The West Duwamish Greenbelt provides many benefits for the environment and the community. Bald eagles, hawks, foxes, salamander, and other local wildlife rely on the habitat this greenbelt provides.

The plants in the forest help to reduce storm water runoff, filter pollutants in the water, and reduce erosion. As these plants absorb carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the air, they also improve air quality and help reduce the effects of global warming.

And the best part? You don’t have to travel out of the city to experience the great outdoors. Urban forests like the West Duwamish Greenbelt are important community spaces that increase our city’s natural beauty and make the natural world accessible for everyone to enjoy.

Oct
5
Sun
2014
Blessing of the animals @ Peace Lutheran Church
Oct 5 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

A BLESSING OF ANIMALS/PETS IN HONOR OF ST. FRANCIS’ FEAST DAY

Pastor Erik Kindem and Peace congregation offer an opportunity to bless your special companion/pet on Sunday, October 5 @ Peace Lutheran Church, 39th Ave SW and SW Thistle. The blessing will take place on the Westside Patio (8316 39th Ave SW) at the conclusion of worship (11:45am). Community invited!

The Hope Lutheran Church Choir’s “Gospel Sunday” music program @ Hope Lutheran Church
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Hope Lutheran Church Choir will host a “Gospel Sunday” program of choral and instrumental gospel and spiritual music at 2 pm, Sunday, October 5th, in the church sanctuary at 4456 42nd Ave. SW. Audience members will be encouraged to join the choir in singing some traditional gospel favorites, such as “Amazing Grace”, “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In”, and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?”. This is a free event, and will be followed by a pie social in the church commons.

Oct
7
Tue
2014
Tot Trek – Autumn Colors @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Oct 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10:30–11:45am
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $4 per person

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Join us for a colorful celebration of fall in the forest. This program designed for 2-3 years olds with an adult companion.

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Oct
11
Sat
2014
Full Moon Celebration @ Camp Long
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Full Moon Celebration
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8–9:30 pm
Pre-registration required
Cost: $5 per person

Adults, Families
Experience the forest bathed in moonlight. Test your senses without daylight. Experiment with how you would survive as a nocturnal animal. Surprises guaranteed! This program designed for adults and families with children ages 5 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Oct
16
Thu
2014
Hymn Sing event @ West Seattle Christian Church
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Christian Church will host a hymn sing Thursday night, October 16, from 7–8 pm. 4400 42nd Ave. SW. Phone: 206 932-2098

Oct
18
Sat
2014
The Forest in the Fall @ Camp Long
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Forest in the Fall
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 1–3 pm
Pre-registration: yes
Cost: FREE

Adults, Families

Explore the forests of Camp Long. Find out about fantastic native plants and enjoy the autumn colors. This program designed for adults and families with children ages 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Oct
19
Sun
2014
Forest and Fish of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WHAT: Forest and Fish of the Duwamish

WHEN: October 19, 2–4 pm

Explore the Forest and Fish along Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Talk at Longhouse followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park. Naturalist, Chris Hoffer. Discussion to focus on the “web of life” with a message of environmental stewardship and urban habitat restoration. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 4Culture. Free admission & parking.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1539185606313943/

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

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

Oct
27
Mon
2014
Death Penalty Discussion Night: Where Justice & Mercy Meet @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Walmesley Center
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

The Culture of Life & the Penalty of Death

Death Penalty Discussion Night:
Where Justice & Mercy Meet

Did you know?
As of April 1st, 2014 there are 3,054 inmates on Death Row in the United States (NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, INC). Nine of those inmates are in Washington State. What would a loving response look like?

Please join us for an interactive discussion about the Death Penalty and Catholic social teaching Monday, October 27th, 2014, 6:30–8:15 pm, Walmesley Center at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Featured Topics and Speakers
Death Penalty & Catholic Social Teaching
Speaker:
Sr. Charlotte Van Dyke,
Sisters of Providence,
Mother Joseph Province

The Reality of the Death Penalty
Speaker: Danielle Fulfs, Outreach Coordinator, Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

Light refreshments will be served

Presented by
Life, Peace and Justice Commission of Our Lady of Guadalupe
and
Voices for Life of Holy Rosary

Nov
1
Sat
2014
Mushrooms of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WHAT: Mushrooms of the Duwamish

WHEN: November 1st, 10 am–noon

Explore the mushrooms along Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Talk at Longhouse followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park. Naturalist, Denise Rhiner. Discussion to focus on the “web of life” with a message of environmental stewardship and urban habitat restoration. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 4Culture. Free admission & parking.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1539185606313943/

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

Nov
22
Sat
2014
Crèche Exhibit & Arts and Craft Christmas Sale @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Nov 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A First-Time Holiday Event and St John’s Arts & Craft Co-op Christmas sale.

Saturday November 22nd, 3 pm to 5 pm
Sunday November 23rd, 9 pm to 2 pm

Crèche Exhibit:
Beautiful creches from around the world will be on display. A special treat for the whole family.

Arts and Craft Christmas Sale:
There are handmade Christmas items for purchase; All proceeds go directly to outreach. Your purchase can make a very real difference in your community.

In addition, there will be cookies and cider for our guests. We are located at the NE corner of California and Hanford, and we share the parking lot with West Seattle High School.

3050 California Ave SW
Seattle WA 98116
(206) 937-4545
SaintJohnOnline.org

Nov
23
Sun
2014
Crèche Exhibit & Arts and Craft Christmas Sale @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

A First-Time Holiday Event and St John’s Arts & Craft Co-op Christmas sale.

Saturday November 22nd, 3 pm to 5 pm
Sunday November 23rd, 9 pm to 2 pm

Crèche Exhibit:
Beautiful creches from around the world will be on display. A special treat for the whole family.

Arts and Craft Christmas Sale:
There are handmade Christmas items for purchase; All proceeds go directly to outreach. Your purchase can make a very real difference in your community.

In addition, there will be cookies and cider for our guests. We are located at the NE corner of California and Hanford, and we share the parking lot with West Seattle High School.

3050 California Ave SW
Seattle WA 98116
(206) 937-4545
SaintJohnOnline.org

Dec
5
Fri
2014
Deck the Halls event @ Holy Rosary School
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At Holy Rosary School:

Deck the Halls event kicks off the holiday tree sale – a “blessing of the trees” is scheduled for 6:40 – 7:00 pm; and the event is being “taken to the next level” this year! Besides the Blessing and great trees for sale, we will have a food truck, canned food drive, crafts, wine sale for the holidays, games and cocoa.

Tidepools by Flashlight @ Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook
Dec 5 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Friday, December 5, 2014, 9–10:30 pm at the Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook (across the street from Me-Kwa-Mooks park):

What a delight! Explore tidepools at night. Bring your family and friends for a beach adventure – by flashlight! A unique experience right here in the city. Please wear shoes that can get wet, dress in layers, and bring a flashlight if you have one. This program designed for adults and families with children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $5 per person
Pre-registration required:
206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov
or register online at SPARCS.

Dec
11
Thu
2014
Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Westwood Christian Community is hosting their annual Christmas Dessert Theater “The Christmas Post” December 11-14 at 7 pm, and a matinee on the 13th at 1 pm. Admission is free as well as the desserts.

Westwood Christian Community
www.wccseattle.org
206-763-0585

Dec
12
Fri
2014
Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Westwood Christian Community is hosting their annual Christmas Dessert Theater “The Christmas Post” December 11-14 at 7 pm, and a matinee on the 13th at 1 pm. Admission is free as well as the desserts.

Westwood Christian Community
www.wccseattle.org
206-763-0585

Dec
13
Sat
2014
Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Westwood Christian Community is hosting their annual Christmas Dessert Theater “The Christmas Post” December 11-14 at 7 pm, and a matinee on the 13th at 1 pm. Admission is free as well as the desserts.

Westwood Christian Community
www.wccseattle.org
206-763-0585

Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Westwood Christian Community is hosting their annual Christmas Dessert Theater “The Christmas Post” December 11-14 at 7 pm, and a matinee on the 13th at 1 pm. Admission is free as well as the desserts.

Westwood Christian Community
www.wccseattle.org
206-763-0585

Dec
14
Sun
2014
Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Westwood Christian Community is hosting their annual Christmas Dessert Theater “The Christmas Post” December 11-14 at 7 pm, and a matinee on the 13th at 1 pm. Admission is free as well as the desserts.

Westwood Christian Community
www.wccseattle.org
206-763-0585

Dec
17
Wed
2014
“Sounds of Christmas” show @ Eastridge Church
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us at Eastridge Church on Dec. 17 at 7 pm for “Sounds of Christmas,” an original Christmas show that features beautiful music from our adult choir and band, captivating video and the powerful message of the hope Jesus brings! “Sounds of Christmas” is Eastridge’s biggest event this season and the perfect time to celebrate Christmas.

Admission is free. Childcare through age 5.

Website: www.EastridgeToday.com/christmas2014

Questions/Info: info@eastridgetoday.com.

Dec
19
Fri
2014
Chanuka Party
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Chanuka Party
West Seattle Torah Learning Center
Friday Night Dinner Chanukah party
Dec. 19th 6:00 pm
Contact Rabbi Avrohom David for location and details
westseattletlc@gmail.com

Jan
3
Sat
2015
Nature Hike Night: Owls, Old Trees, Stewart and the Stars @ Lincoln Park
Jan 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday December 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm–8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Lincoln Park Night Hike with the Owls, Old Trees, Stewart and even the Stars?:

(Added session after the Saturday, 12-20 rained out): Celebrate the natural community of owls, and others by flashlight under stars or clouds with fellow nature enthusiasts! Stewart shares his exceptional enthusiasm and knowledge! Listen and look for Barred Owls and their signs, from poop and pellets, to feathers on the forest floor. Tour also includes any other animal, plant, constellation or planet we find worth a comment or that anyone asks about. Meet at north parking lot kiosk, across from Rose St. Call (206 932-7225 -land ) or e-mail ( ecostewart@gmail.com ) to reserve a spot. If rain is forecast check answering machine outgoing message (206 932-7225) for a possible cancellation for heavier rain. (a light shower forecast should be OK.) Drop-ins can check for room, but if there are no
reservations, Stewart may not show.

Tidepools by Flashlight @ Constellation Park, Alki Beach
Jan 3 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:


Explore the beach during winter nighttime low tides with Beach Naturalist staff and volunteers. Discover what creatures we see on the beach at this time of year. Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

Saturday, January 3, 9-10:30 pm (-1.3 tide at 9:47 pm)

Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach

Click here to RSVP for this event. RSVPs are encouraged but not mandatory.

Jan
12
Mon
2015
“Crash Course in Judaism” series begins
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

5 Mondays January 12th – February 9th 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
at The West Seattle Torah Learning Center

Belief in God, Jewish Observance, The Sabbath, Prayer, Sexuality. This highly acclaimed series guarantees to give you the basic understanding of the concepts and ideals that our 3000 year tradition contains.

This Crash Course is being offered FREE! by The West Seattle TLC in conjunction with the National Jewish Outreach Program.

For more information, contact Rabbi David at 206-369-1215

Jan
17
Sat
2015
Owling, and Touring Lincoln Park at Dark @ Lincoln Park
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday January 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm–8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Celebrate Lincoln Park’s Natural Community at Night with our Human Community!:

Celebrate the natural community of owls, and others by flashlight under stars or clouds with your community of nature enthusiasts! Stewart shares his exceptional enthusiasm and knowledge! Listen and look for Barred Owls and their signs, from the poop and pellets under their perches to feathers that floated the forest floor. The park at dark tour also includes any other animal, plant, any constellation or planet that we find that seems worth a comment or anyone wants to know about. Meet at north parking lot kiosk, across from Rose St. Call (206 932-7225 -land ) or e-mail ( ecostewart@gmail.com ) to reserve a spot. If rain is forecast check my website or my answering machine outgoing message (206 932-7225) for a possible event cancellation due to excessively heavy rain (I won’t cancel for a light sprinkle.) Drop-ins can see if there is room, but if no one makes reservations, I may not show.

Jan
24
Sat
2015
Headbanger’s Ball – meet the woodpeckers! @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 9–11 am
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Don’t just sit there banging your head against the wall! Come on out to the woods and join some naturalists to explore the wonderful, wild and wacky world of woodpeckers. This program designed for ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE!

Pre-registration:
Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

Birds of Lincoln Park’s Blustery Beach @ Lincoln Park
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 10:30 am–12 pm
At Lincoln Park

Brave the elements of winter at Lincoln Park’s beach to view the best birds the season brings to our shores. Please bring a field guide and binoculars if you have them. A few are available for loan. Dress for blustery weather. This program designed for ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet the naturalist at the south parking lot on Fauntleroy.

FREE!

Pre-registration:
Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

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
7
Sat
2015
Feet First 3rd Annual Stairway Walks Day @ West Seattle
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, join Feet First for Stairway Walks Day. Urban explorers are invited to join one of free, guided neighborhood walks featuring outdoor stairways in West Seattle. Space is limited to 35 people per walk. Please RSVP in advance at www.feetfirst.org or http://stairwaywalksday2015.bpt.me/ (when the signup period opens).

On these stairway routes you’ll discover gems you wouldn’t see otherwise. Colorful mosaics, serene pocket parks, restored creeks and gorgeous home are quietly hidden amid these stairway passages. Come see the sights and learn the stories that only Seattle stairways can tell… and only your feet can take you!

All proceeds for this event help support Feet First’s mission to ensure all communities across Washington are walkable.

Suggested donations start at $10, with free admission for children under 18.
Pay what you wish – no one will be turned away from joining in the fun.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY:
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?FeetFirst/8720108786/cd831fc4da/d580c38f0f

The stairs, many of them more than 100 years old, form a network of “scenic byways” for neighborhood discovery – a priceless asset for outdoor fun, fitness and health. The stairway routes featured on Stairway Walks Day are from Cathy and Jake Jaramillo’s book Seattle Stairway Walks: An Up-and-Down Guide to City Neighborhoods. The book is intended to help urban adventurers discover and appreciate the beautiful greenspaces, history, art and architecture that make up the vivid fabric of our neighborhoods.

According to author and Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador Cathy Jaramillo, “Stairways are truly the scenic byways to neighborhoods, and we’re always curious about what’s at the top – or the bottom. They get you to, and between, places you’d probably never know about otherwise. We’re excited about celebrating them with so many people on Stairway Walks Day!”

More about Feet First: Since 2001, Feet First has worked to ensure that all communities in Washington are walkable. Walking is a vital transportation mode that connects communities, reduces pollution, improves health and physical fitness, and allows people to explore their natural environment.

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
18
Wed
2015
Ash Wednesday service @ West Side Presbyterian Church
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ash Wednesday Service, Wednesday, February 18 at 7:00 pm, West Side Presbyterian Church:

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a season of self-examination and soulful preparation for the celebration of Jesus’ Resurrection. Join us as we enter this season together with a simple service of prayer, scripture, meditation, and the traditional imposition of ashes. All ages welcome.

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
15
Sun
2015
Wearing O’ the Green @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2–4 pm
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Spring may be popping out all over. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and the coming o’ spring, take a forest stroll with a naturalist and enjoy the native plants of the Pacific Northwest. This program designed for ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free

Pre-registration required:
Contact Phone 206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

Mar
17
Tue
2015
Tot Trek – Spring Fling @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Mar 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 10:30–11:45 am
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $4 per person

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddlers. Take a hike through Camp Long searching high and low for all the signs of Spring. This program designed for 2-3 years olds with an adult companion.

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Mar
27
Fri
2015
Free soup and sandwich lunch @ Seaview Methodist Church
Mar 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Seaview Methodist Church hosts a free soup and sandwich lunch the 4th Friday of each month, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm This is a community event, open to all.

The church is located at 4620 SW Graham St, Seattle, WA
98136-1455, phone is (206) 932-7609, online through Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seaview-United-Methodist-Church/117641134928010

Mar
28
Sat
2015
Havdalah Concert: Total Experience Gospel Choir @ Alki UCC/Kol HaNeshamah
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Sweetness of Community
Music with a Havdalah Concert

Please join us for an evening with the Total Experience Gospel Choir, led by Reverend Patrinell Wright.

As evening falls on Shabbat, we will savor the sweetness of community and music with a havdalah concert. Join us as we honor the extraordinary Rev. Wright for her many years of creating a joyful place for people to come together and create beautiful music.

Feel free to bring friends, this is an open event.

MARCH 28TH at 6:30 pm
Kol HaNeshamah
at Alki UCC
6115 SW Hinds St
Seattle, WA 98116

for more information contact info@khnseattle.org
206.935.1590
www.khnseattle.org

If you want to be engulfed by a good foot tapping, multicultural, heart thumping,
soul saving, gospel music extravaganza join us on March 28th!

Mar
29
Sun
2015
2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Mar 29 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule
at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor):

March 29 Sunday of the Passion
8:00 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
10:30 am Holy Eucharist – Procession with Palms
8:00 pm Compline

March 30 Monday in Holy Week: Jesus’ Cleansing of the Temple
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

March 31 Tuesday in Holy Week: Anointing Jesus for Burial
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 1 Wednesday in Holy Week: The Betrayal of Jesus by Judas
9:30 am Matins – Chapel
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 2 Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Solemn Eucharist: Stripping of the Altar

April 3 Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Our Lord
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
(Reserved Sacrament)
7:00 pm Office of Tenebrae
A Liturgy of Lessons, Hymns and Prayers
(Reserved Sacrament)

April 4 Holy Saturday: The Burial of Our Lord
11:45 am Liturgy of the Burial – Chapel
Easter Vigil
7:00 pm Liturgy of Light, Readings, Baptism and Holy Eucharist

April 5 The Resurrection of Our Lord – Easter
10:30 am Festival Eucharist
8:00 pm Compline

Mar
30
Mon
2015
2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Mar 30 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule
at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor):

March 29 Sunday of the Passion
8:00 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
10:30 am Holy Eucharist – Procession with Palms
8:00 pm Compline

March 30 Monday in Holy Week: Jesus’ Cleansing of the Temple
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

March 31 Tuesday in Holy Week: Anointing Jesus for Burial
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 1 Wednesday in Holy Week: The Betrayal of Jesus by Judas
9:30 am Matins – Chapel
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 2 Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Solemn Eucharist: Stripping of the Altar

April 3 Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Our Lord
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
(Reserved Sacrament)
7:00 pm Office of Tenebrae
A Liturgy of Lessons, Hymns and Prayers
(Reserved Sacrament)

April 4 Holy Saturday: The Burial of Our Lord
11:45 am Liturgy of the Burial – Chapel
Easter Vigil
7:00 pm Liturgy of Light, Readings, Baptism and Holy Eucharist

April 5 The Resurrection of Our Lord – Easter
10:30 am Festival Eucharist
8:00 pm Compline

Mar
31
Tue
2015
2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Mar 31 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule
at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor):

March 29 Sunday of the Passion
8:00 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
10:30 am Holy Eucharist – Procession with Palms
8:00 pm Compline

March 30 Monday in Holy Week: Jesus’ Cleansing of the Temple
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

March 31 Tuesday in Holy Week: Anointing Jesus for Burial
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 1 Wednesday in Holy Week: The Betrayal of Jesus by Judas
9:30 am Matins – Chapel
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 2 Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Solemn Eucharist: Stripping of the Altar

April 3 Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Our Lord
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
(Reserved Sacrament)
7:00 pm Office of Tenebrae
A Liturgy of Lessons, Hymns and Prayers
(Reserved Sacrament)

April 4 Holy Saturday: The Burial of Our Lord
11:45 am Liturgy of the Burial – Chapel
Easter Vigil
7:00 pm Liturgy of Light, Readings, Baptism and Holy Eucharist

April 5 The Resurrection of Our Lord – Easter
10:30 am Festival Eucharist
8:00 pm Compline

Apr
1
Wed
2015
2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Apr 1 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule
at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor):

March 29 Sunday of the Passion
8:00 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
10:30 am Holy Eucharist – Procession with Palms
8:00 pm Compline

March 30 Monday in Holy Week: Jesus’ Cleansing of the Temple
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

March 31 Tuesday in Holy Week: Anointing Jesus for Burial
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 1 Wednesday in Holy Week: The Betrayal of Jesus by Judas
9:30 am Matins – Chapel
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 2 Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Solemn Eucharist: Stripping of the Altar

April 3 Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Our Lord
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
(Reserved Sacrament)
7:00 pm Office of Tenebrae
A Liturgy of Lessons, Hymns and Prayers
(Reserved Sacrament)

April 4 Holy Saturday: The Burial of Our Lord
11:45 am Liturgy of the Burial – Chapel
Easter Vigil
7:00 pm Liturgy of Light, Readings, Baptism and Holy Eucharist

April 5 The Resurrection of Our Lord – Easter
10:30 am Festival Eucharist
8:00 pm Compline

Apr
2
Thu
2015
2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Apr 2 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule
at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor):

March 29 Sunday of the Passion
8:00 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
10:30 am Holy Eucharist – Procession with Palms
8:00 pm Compline

March 30 Monday in Holy Week: Jesus’ Cleansing of the Temple
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

March 31 Tuesday in Holy Week: Anointing Jesus for Burial
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 1 Wednesday in Holy Week: The Betrayal of Jesus by Judas
9:30 am Matins – Chapel
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 2 Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Solemn Eucharist: Stripping of the Altar

April 3 Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Our Lord
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
(Reserved Sacrament)
7:00 pm Office of Tenebrae
A Liturgy of Lessons, Hymns and Prayers
(Reserved Sacrament)

April 4 Holy Saturday: The Burial of Our Lord
11:45 am Liturgy of the Burial – Chapel
Easter Vigil
7:00 pm Liturgy of Light, Readings, Baptism and Holy Eucharist

April 5 The Resurrection of Our Lord – Easter
10:30 am Festival Eucharist
8:00 pm Compline

Apr
3
Fri
2015
2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Apr 3 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule
at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor):

March 29 Sunday of the Passion
8:00 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
10:30 am Holy Eucharist – Procession with Palms
8:00 pm Compline

March 30 Monday in Holy Week: Jesus’ Cleansing of the Temple
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

March 31 Tuesday in Holy Week: Anointing Jesus for Burial
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 1 Wednesday in Holy Week: The Betrayal of Jesus by Judas
9:30 am Matins – Chapel
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 2 Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Solemn Eucharist: Stripping of the Altar

April 3 Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Our Lord
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
(Reserved Sacrament)
7:00 pm Office of Tenebrae
A Liturgy of Lessons, Hymns and Prayers
(Reserved Sacrament)

April 4 Holy Saturday: The Burial of Our Lord
11:45 am Liturgy of the Burial – Chapel
Easter Vigil
7:00 pm Liturgy of Light, Readings, Baptism and Holy Eucharist

April 5 The Resurrection of Our Lord – Easter
10:30 am Festival Eucharist
8:00 pm Compline

Apr
4
Sat
2015
2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Apr 4 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule
at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor):

March 29 Sunday of the Passion
8:00 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
10:30 am Holy Eucharist – Procession with Palms
8:00 pm Compline

March 30 Monday in Holy Week: Jesus’ Cleansing of the Temple
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

March 31 Tuesday in Holy Week: Anointing Jesus for Burial
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 1 Wednesday in Holy Week: The Betrayal of Jesus by Judas
9:30 am Matins – Chapel
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 2 Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Solemn Eucharist: Stripping of the Altar

April 3 Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Our Lord
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
(Reserved Sacrament)
7:00 pm Office of Tenebrae
A Liturgy of Lessons, Hymns and Prayers
(Reserved Sacrament)

April 4 Holy Saturday: The Burial of Our Lord
11:45 am Liturgy of the Burial – Chapel
Easter Vigil
7:00 pm Liturgy of Light, Readings, Baptism and Holy Eucharist

April 5 The Resurrection of Our Lord – Easter
10:30 am Festival Eucharist
8:00 pm Compline

Apr
5
Sun
2015
2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Apr 5 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule
at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor):

March 29 Sunday of the Passion
8:00 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
10:30 am Holy Eucharist – Procession with Palms
8:00 pm Compline

March 30 Monday in Holy Week: Jesus’ Cleansing of the Temple
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

March 31 Tuesday in Holy Week: Anointing Jesus for Burial
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 1 Wednesday in Holy Week: The Betrayal of Jesus by Judas
9:30 am Matins – Chapel
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 2 Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Solemn Eucharist: Stripping of the Altar

April 3 Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Our Lord
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
(Reserved Sacrament)
7:00 pm Office of Tenebrae
A Liturgy of Lessons, Hymns and Prayers
(Reserved Sacrament)

April 4 Holy Saturday: The Burial of Our Lord
11:45 am Liturgy of the Burial – Chapel
Easter Vigil
7:00 pm Liturgy of Light, Readings, Baptism and Holy Eucharist

April 5 The Resurrection of Our Lord – Easter
10:30 am Festival Eucharist
8:00 pm Compline

Apr
6
Mon
2015
2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Apr 6 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule
at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor):

March 29 Sunday of the Passion
8:00 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
10:30 am Holy Eucharist – Procession with Palms
8:00 pm Compline

March 30 Monday in Holy Week: Jesus’ Cleansing of the Temple
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

March 31 Tuesday in Holy Week: Anointing Jesus for Burial
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 1 Wednesday in Holy Week: The Betrayal of Jesus by Judas
9:30 am Matins – Chapel
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 2 Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Solemn Eucharist: Stripping of the Altar

April 3 Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Our Lord
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
(Reserved Sacrament)
7:00 pm Office of Tenebrae
A Liturgy of Lessons, Hymns and Prayers
(Reserved Sacrament)

April 4 Holy Saturday: The Burial of Our Lord
11:45 am Liturgy of the Burial – Chapel
Easter Vigil
7:00 pm Liturgy of Light, Readings, Baptism and Holy Eucharist

April 5 The Resurrection of Our Lord – Easter
10:30 am Festival Eucharist
8:00 pm Compline

Apr
12
Sun
2015
Birds and Habitats Hike @ Soundway Park
Apr 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

From Nature Consortium:

Starting in April, we’re introducing a new series of community events in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. On our guided forest hikes, you can explore our local parks and trails in a fun, educational, and family-friendly group. Each hike will center on a different theme or activity, including wildlife, scavenger hunts, plant systems, fitness, and more.

Birds and Habitats: Learn how birds benefit from our restoration efforts and see or hear who is singing and who is nesting at Soundway and maybe who is stopping in West Seattle during migration. The bird walk will be led by Mike Witter of Audubon Neighborhood Bird Project, an experienced birder who is familiar with birding by ear as well as the habitats offered in the greenbelt. Come rain or shine. Bring appropriate outdoor clothing and binoculars if you have them. Sunday, April 12, 8-10 am at Soundway Park (14th Ave SW & SW Holly St, Seattle)

There is no registration required for these Forest Hikes.

Apr
24
Fri
2015
Free soup and sandwich lunch @ Seaview Methodist Church
Apr 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Seaview Methodist Church hosts a free soup and sandwich lunch the 4th Friday of each month, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm This is a community event, open to all.

The church is located at 4620 SW Graham St, Seattle, WA
98136-1455, phone is (206) 932-7609, online through Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seaview-United-Methodist-Church/117641134928010

Apr
25
Sat
2015
Family Scavenger Hunt Forest Hike @ Pigeon Point Park
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

Starting in April, we’re introducing a new series of community events in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. On our guided forest hikes, you can explore our local parks and trails in a fun, educational, and family-friendly group. Each hike will center on a different theme or activity, including wildlife, scavenger hunts, plant systems, fitness, and more.

Family Scavenger Hunt: A team event! Earn points for finding native plant species, making art, and completing challenges. This scavenger hunt will take you into the West Duwamish Green Belt and challenge you to see the forest with new eyes. Taste some wild edibles, fly a kite, and maybe kiss a banana slug (if you’re game). Team registration begins at 10 am with a celebration and awards at noon. Saturday, April 25, 10 am–noon at Pigeon Point Park (1901 SW Genesee St, Seattle)

There is no registration required for these Forest Hikes.

Apr
26
Sun
2015
Chapel naming and celebration mass @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Providence Mount St. Vincent invites the public to attend a mass to celebrate the naming of its chapel in honor of William Pigott’s visionary commitment, legacy of faith, service and sacrificial giving. The mass will begin at 11 am on April 26, 2015 in the chapel at Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave. SW, Seattle. The Very Reverend Paul Magnano will preside.

The event will honor William Pigott and Ann P. Wyckoff, long-time supporters of Providence Mount St. Vincent. “It’s an honor to continue my grandfather’s legacy,” Wyckoff said about naming the William Pigott Chapel in honor of her grandfather. In 1924, Pigott and five other lead donors partnered with the Sisters of Providence to raise the needed funds to build St. Vincent Home for the Aged, today called Providence Mount St. Vincent. Together they held the vision that a just society must plan for and provide care for its elders. The building was dedicated on April 26, 1924.

The mass will include a performance of an original score by Grammy-winning film, television and symphony composer Mateo Messina, who throughout his life has visited many Sisters of Providence and “The Mount” while his mother worked there, and where she receives care today. In gratitude, Messina joins in honoring William Pigott and Ann Wyckoff.

To RSVP or for information, call 206-938-6194 or e-mail ann.martin@providence.org.

May
3
Sun
2015
Presentation by Dr. Patrick Henry @ Peace Lutheran Church
May 3 @ 9:15 am – 1:30 pm

On Sunday, May 3rd, Professor Patrick Henry, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Literature at Whitman College, will be a guest presenter at Peace Lutheran Church (39th and SW Thistle). Dr. Henry will give a special presentation on the community of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France, who, along with neighboring villages, offered safe haven to Jewish refugees during WW2, saving thousands of lives.

Dr. Henry, author of WE ONLY KNOW MEN: The Rescue of Jews in France During the Holocaust, will address the adult and youth education classes at 9:15 am. Then, following the 10:30 worship service, a simple lunch will be provided @ 11:45 am as Professor Henry shares more of the story of Le Chambon, and shows the award winning film “Weapons of the Spirit,” by Pierre Savage, himself a child survivor of the holocaust.

Admission is free and community members are welcome. Please call the Peace church office by April 30 for luncheon reservations: 206-930-3172

www.peacelutheranseattle.org

North Delridge (Cottage Grove) Tree Walk @ Greg Davis Park
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Courtesy of the NDNC:

Join Tree Ambassador Patrick for a tour of North Delridge’s green spaces and neighborhood trees, along with some interesting history about the Cottage Grove neighborhood. The walk is less than 1.5 miles and is suitable for all ages.

When: Sunday, May 3rd, 10:00 am–12 pm

Where: Greg Davis Park – adjacent to the information board (SW Brandon & 26th Ave SW)

For more information and to RSVP, visit:
www.seattle.gov/trees

This event is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there.

Fred Talks series: “FRED Laughs!” @ Alki UCC/Kol HaNeshamah
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Per Kol HaNeshamah, their next “FRED Talk”:

FRED Laughs!
So will you when you treat yourself, your friends and family to an afternoon filled with stories, tall tales and comedy featuring Connie Burk & Jake Fawcett!

Join us for the next in our continuing FRED Talks – Fresh, Relevant, Educational and Dynamic – at Kol HaNeshamah, 6115 SW Hinds, Sunday, May 3rd, 3 PM for fun, frolicking, female focused comedy!

Jake Fawcett, your charming host, will start the afternoon off with the “Magic Yarmulke”: put your name in the magic yarmulke and be one of four people drawn from the audience to tell a story, share a “show & tell” or tell your best joke. You never know what can happen with the Magic Yarmulke! Four minutes each.

Next our Featured Guest: recently back from her West Coast tour with Comedy Womb, Connie Burk will bring her comedy stand-up to KHN. From parenting to life insurance to sex positive culture, Connie keeps it 100. Comedy Womb is a group of up-and-coming female comics who practice “hate-free” comedy. Connie has also performed her stand-up routine in WISECRACK, a showcase of Seattle’s most daring wits and subversive side-splitters who can tickle your funny bone AND your frontal lobes.

Don’t miss this afternoon delight!

SUGGESTED DONATION: $18 for adults, $12 for seniors & students

FRED Laughs is hate-free comedy appropriate for high school students and older: no racism, misogyny or homophobia, please and thank you!

Childcare will be available for $5, please sign-up for childcare in
advance by email: execdir@khnseattle.org

LAUGH BIG for GIVEBIG:
Kol HaNeshamah is participating in the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG on May 5. All donations made at FRED Laughs on Sunday, May 3 will be processed on Tuesday, May 5 and “stretched” with matching funds from GiveBIG!

May
11
Mon
2015
Plant Identification Walking Tour @ Soundway Trailhead
May 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

Plant Identification in the West Duwamish Greenbelt
Monday May 11, 6:30-8 pm
Soundway Trailhead

FREE!

The West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest forest in the City of Seattle, supporting a variety of forest types and plant communities. Come for an early evening exploration of this little-known gem of a park in West Seattle and work on your plant identification skills. Meet at the trail head at 14th Ave SW & SW Holly Street at 6:30 PM. The hike will be led by local botanist Cathie Conolly. Please register at www.naturec.org/forest-hikes.

May
20
Wed
2015
Roxhill Park’s Butterflies, Birds and Blooms @ Roxhill Park
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore nature at Roxhill Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Roxhill Park’s Butterflies, Birds and Blooms

Roxhill Park
May 20, 2015 at 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Tour Roxhill Park with local naturalist Stewart Wechsler 14 years after a restoration project turned a lawn into a devoloping forest with a diversity of native plants. See which birds now make a home there. We may see which flowers and plants this years unusually large crop of Painted Lady butterflies use for nectar or egg laying. Oriented towards an adult and senior audience.

Meet at the north park entrance on SW Barton St, equivalent to one block west of 26th Ave SW, by the bus stop at the end of the Rapid Ride C line, across from the Westwood Village sign.

$15 suggested donation

For information or to pre-register, e-mail ecostewart@gmail.com or call Stewart at 206 932-7225

May
22
Fri
2015
Free soup and sandwich lunch @ Seaview Methodist Church
May 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Seaview Methodist Church hosts a free soup and sandwich lunch the 4th Friday of each month, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm This is a community event, open to all.

The church is located at 4620 SW Graham St, Seattle, WA
98136-1455, phone is (206) 932-7609, online through Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seaview-United-Methodist-Church/117641134928010

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.

Jun
18
Thu
2015
‘Praised Be: Pope Francis calls us to care for creation’ @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Praised Be: Pope Francis calls us to care for creation

Thursday, June 18th 7 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish

Join Us in Celebration of the Papal Encyclical on the Environment

The community of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and Earth Ministry invite you to join us on June 18 at 7pm for a celebration of Laudato Sii (Praised Be), Pope Francis’ encyclical on caring for creation.

On that day in Rome, the Vatican will release the first comprehensive Catholic moral statement on creation care and climate change to the faithful around the world.

You are invited to gather with the larger Catholic community of the region, ecumenical faith leaders, our neighbors, and those who have worked tirelessly in the Northwest to protect God’s creation. We will honor the Holy Father’s call to protect Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and the most vulnerable of God’s children.

6 pm Pre-event tour of parish solar panels, children’s solar kiosk, rain garden, and sustainable building

7 pm Celebration of Praised Be in words and song

8 pm Closing and commissioning of all people to take action to protect the Earth

The words of Pope Francis are timely in the Northwest as glaciers melt, drought deepens, and fossil fuel projects threaten not only Native communities, the poor, and local ecosystems, but all of us. In this kairos moment in the world, let us come together in hope and go out in action as we live into Pope Francis’ call to care for the Earth. Please join us!

Jun
22
Mon
2015
‘What Does A Restored Forest Look Like?’ Hike @ Soundway Trailhead
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

On our guided forest hikes, you can explore our local parks and trails in a fun, educational, and family-friendly group. Each hike will center on a different theme or activity, including wildlife, scavenger hunts, plant systems, fitness, and more.

Please register for the hike here:
http://www.naturec.org/forest-hikes

What Does A Restored Forest Look Like?
Monday, June 22, 6:30-8 pm
Soundway Trailhead (14th Ave SW & SW Holly St, Seattle)
The Green Seattle Partnership has a goal of restoring 2,500 acres of City-owned forested parkland, with a scale of 0-4 to classify each phase of restoration. Phase 0 indicates a site where restoration has yet to begin and Phase 4 indicates a restored forest that is in need only of periodic monitoring and maintenance. As of this Spring several of Nature Consortium’s work sites have reached the holy grail of “fully restored” status-Phase 4! Come take a walk in the greenbelt to experience and take a look at a variety of restoration sites, including our prized Phase 4 sites. This hike will be led by Restoration Director Lizzie Zemke.

Jun
23
Tue
2015
Hero Camp for kids begins @ Admiral Congregational UCC
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Admiral Congregational UCC

HERO CAMP – “Little People can Do Big Things”

Campers will learn about real people who fight for justice, help the helpless, and change the world for the better. Your child will learn how they can make a difference, too. Come join us for three days of fun, learning, sharing, and connecting.

Ages: 5-8 and 9-12

Dates: June 23rd, 24th, and 25th (Tues-Thurs)

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Cost: $25 per student; $40 per family

Register at admiralchurch.org

Location:
4320 SW Hill St, Seattle

206-932-2928
officemgr@admiralchurch.org

Jun
24
Wed
2015
Prayers for victims of SC shootings @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

From The Rev. Michael Carroccino, the new Priest-in-Charge at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church:

One week later, Prayers for Mother Emanuel

Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church invites you to join them for Evening Prayer and Communion this Wednesday night as they remember in prayer the victims and families of the shootings in Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church. Offerings will be designated for the Lowcountry Ministries – Evelyn Pinckney Fund.

6:30 PM Wednesday, June 24 at Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church,
3050 California Ave SW.

www.sjbwestseattle.org
Evelyn Pinckney Fund – http://www.palmettoproject.org/

Jun
25
Thu
2015
Free concert: Nimo Patel performs @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Walmesley Center
Jun 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish:

We are hosting a concert this Thursday 6/25/15 at 15 at 6:30 pm that we wanted to invite our friends and neighbors to attend.

This is a non-denominational event open to all humans.

Nimo Patel of Empty Hands Music will be performing at our Walmesley center (3410 SW Myrtle Street) FREE of charge!

Continuing with our Celebration of Pope Francis’ Environmental Encyclical, please join us for an evening of songs and stories that will reconnect your heart, mind, and spirit! And feel free to pass the word on to anyone who might be enjoy a wonderful evening of love and inspiration.

Haven’t heard of Nimo?

Learn more about him: https://youtu.be/X0gmjRwimqY

Watch his video “Grateful”:
https://youtu.be/sO2o98Zpzg8?list=PLx7I9WcMK0LZ19ADweJE5IWFrnKeqTer1

Jun
26
Fri
2015
Free soup and sandwich lunch @ Seaview Methodist Church
Jun 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Seaview Methodist Church hosts a free soup and sandwich lunch the 4th Friday of each month, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm This is a community event, open to all.

The church is located at 4620 SW Graham St, Seattle, WA
98136-1455, phone is (206) 932-7609, online through Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seaview-United-Methodist-Church/117641134928010

Jul
24
Fri
2015
Free soup and sandwich lunch @ Seaview Methodist Church
Jul 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Seaview Methodist Church hosts a free soup and sandwich lunch the 4th Friday of each month, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm This is a community event, open to all.

The church is located at 4620 SW Graham St, Seattle, WA
98136-1455, phone is (206) 932-7609, online through Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seaview-United-Methodist-Church/117641134928010

Jul
27
Mon
2015
Community gathering/prayer for Duwamish Tribe @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR THE DUWAMISH

The Duwamish wish to acknowledge the out pouring of community support and interfaith prayer for the tribe. We accept all of these expressions of prayer and invite the community to join in with an open heart.

We have scheduled 3 community gatherings so far.

July 20th, Sufi Ceremony at 7:30 pm.
July 26th, Native Gathering at 3 pm.
July 27th, Zenpeacemakers at 6 pm.

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse
206-431-1582

All are invited in the spirit of inclusion, equality, unity, and love.

Jul
28
Tue
2015
Kids Conference (for kids K-5th grade) @ Westwood Christian Community
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Our church Westwood Christian Community is hosting a kids conference for kids K-5th Grade starting Tuesday, July 28 at 6:30 pm. It is free for everyone. They can register at www.wccseattle.org.

Aug
1
Sat
2015
Free Workshop: The Fullness of Worship @ Admiral Congregational UCC
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Admiral Congregational United Church of Christ offers Monthly Summer Workshops: The Fullness of Worship.

Worship is intended to be a time of divine connection, but has so often become a performance devoid of holy wonder. In this series, we will practice, experiment, learn, discuss and enjoy various elements of worship, seeking to explore the possibilities and power of worship from various points of view. Participants will leave each session more prepared both to discuss shared worship as well as to practice personally.

June 6: Worship Leadership, 1-4 pm

July 1: Ritual Design, 1-4 pm

August 1: Prayer Practices, 1-4 pm

Location:
4320 SW Hill St, Seattle

All workshops are free and open to the public. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an informal conversation with our pastor, he can be reached at: pastorandrew@admiralchurch.org.

206-932-2928
officemgr@admiralchurch.org

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/.

Aug
10
Mon
2015
Wetlands 101: Guided hike @ Soundway Park
Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

Join Nature Consortium for another guided hike in the West Duwamish Greenbelt! Wetlands are diverse and dynamic ecosystems, and we’re lucky to have many of them in West Seattle. They support a unique and important array of plants and animals, especially in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. On this hike we will look at wetland soils, talk about what constitutes a wetland, examine wetland plants, look at wetland indicators when water isn’t present, and discuss the functions of wetlands in the overall landscape. Free and open to the public. Four-legged friends welcome on leash.

Monday, August 10, 6:30-8 pm
Soundway Park (14th Ave SW & SW Holly St)

Hosted by Nature Consortium. Please RSVP at
www.naturec.org/forest-hikes/

Aug
28
Fri
2015
Free soup and sandwich lunch @ Seaview Methodist Church
Aug 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Seaview Methodist Church hosts a free soup and sandwich lunch the 4th Friday of each month, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm This is a community event, open to all.

The church is located at 4620 SW Graham St, Seattle, WA
98136-1455, phone is (206) 932-7609, online through Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seaview-United-Methodist-Church/117641134928010

Sep
1
Tue
2015
Ecumenical Prayer Service for World Day of Prayer for Creation @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
Sep 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Ecumenical Prayer Service for World Day of Prayer for Creation

Tuesday, Sept. 1
6:30-7:00 pm

Our Lady of Guadalupe Peace Garden & Labyrinth
(northeast corner of OLG Campus)

Sep
19
Sat
2015
Evening Walk with the Owls, Ravens and Other Life Forms @ Lincoln Park
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday September 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm–8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Evening Walk with the Owls, Ravens and Other Life Forms at Lincoln Park:

Stewart shares his exceptional enthusiasm and knowledge of Lincoln’s natural community as we look for the Barred Owls and their signs, and listen and look for Seattle’s first successful nesting pair of Ravens, and their fledgelings, since urbanization pushed this species out many decades ago. The tour also includes any other plant or animal that anyone may want the story of. Adult level programming, but suitable for kids that don’t dominate. Meet at the north parking lot kiosk, across from Rose St. Call or e-mail to reserve a spot: 206 932-7225 (land ) orecostewart@gmail.com If rain is forecast check this website or my outgoing message on my answering machine (206 932-7225) for a possible cancellation due to excessively heavy rain (I won’t cancel for a light sprinkle.) Suggested donation $10 – $15.

Sep
25
Fri
2015
Free soup and sandwich lunch @ Seaview Methodist Church
Sep 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Seaview Methodist Church hosts a free soup and sandwich lunch the 4th Friday of each month, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm This is a community event, open to all.

The church is located at 4620 SW Graham St, Seattle, WA
98136-1455, phone is (206) 932-7609, online through Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seaview-United-Methodist-Church/117641134928010

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
23
Fri
2015
Free soup and sandwich lunch @ Seaview Methodist Church
Oct 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Seaview Methodist Church hosts a free soup and sandwich lunch the 4th Friday of each month, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm This is a community event, open to all.

The church is located at 4620 SW Graham St, Seattle, WA
98136-1455, phone is (206) 932-7609, online through Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seaview-United-Methodist-Church/117641134928010

Nov
8
Sun
2015
‘Meditation and Transforming the Mind’ class @ SoundYoga
Nov 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

At Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor):

“Meditation and Transforming the Mind” a talk by Buddhist Monk Gen Khedrub at Sound Yoga, on Sunday, November 8, 11:00 am–12:30 pm.

Meditation is not only a simple and healthy way to relax and deal with stress, but it can also be a powerful tool for deeply transforming our mind and our habits. Buddha taught that all our suffering arises from delusions in our mind – moments of anger, jealousy, desirous attachment and self-grasping ignorance. This special event with Gen Khedrub will focus on the basics of meditation and then on how we can develop our practice of meditation so that it becomes a tool for finding deep and lasting inner peace, real liberation from our delusions.

$10 ($5 for students/seniors). Registration is not required, please just drop in!

Sound Yoga
5639 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 9813

For more information:
http://meditateinseattle.org/events-and-retreats/events/westseattlenovember8#.VimxuX6rTBQ

Nov
27
Fri
2015
Free soup and sandwich lunch @ Seaview Methodist Church
Nov 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Seaview Methodist Church hosts a free soup and sandwich lunch the 4th Friday of each month, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm This is a community event, open to all.

The church is located at 4620 SW Graham St, Seattle, WA
98136-1455, phone is (206) 932-7609, online through Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seaview-United-Methodist-Church/117641134928010

Dec
12
Sat
2015
“Rejuvenating our Souls” @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Dec 12 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

“You were born to walk with God…So why would you walk alone?”
– Dr. Steve McSwain

On the afternoon of December 12 from 1:30-4:30, join St. John’s for a way-point in the middle of the Advent season. For a few hours, rest in quiet, make space for the Holy, and engage in quiet activities (suggestions will be offered and some materials provided.) This season of waiting and expectant anticipation can often incite chaos, anxiety, and sadness within our hearts. In the ninth century, Paschasius Radbertus wrote of one of the ancient names for Mary: Star of the Sea. He offered that Mary is a guide to be followed on the way to Christ “lest we capsize amid the storm-tossed waves of the sea.”

On December 12, let’s savor the afternoon together as a respite from the sometimes turbulent times of the march from Advent to Christmas and rejuvenate our souls together so we may more fully engage the excitement of Incarnation during the remaining weeks leading to Christmas.

Rejuvenating our Souls:
December 12th, 1:30-4:30 pm
St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church

$10 suggested donation for non-members. Please RSVP to mcarroccino@sjbwestseattle.org or by calling St. John’s at 206-937-4545.

Fred Talks series: Hanukkah stories @ Alki UCC/Kol HaNeshamah
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Per Kol HaNeshamah, their next “FRED Talk”:

Essayist, poet and award-winning storyteller Merna Ann Hecht will share an evening of Jewish stories taken from the treasure troves of both Eastern European and Sephardic tradition, Saturday evening, Dec. 12, beginning at 8 pm at West Seattle’s Kol HaNeshamah progressive reform synagogue community.

Listen to Hecht as she draws from Jewish tales of wisdom, stories of the great teaching rabbis and Hanukkah lore. This lively evening is slated for listeners ages nine to 99.

“In our digital age, storytelling transports us back to a slower, gentler time,” Hecht says. “The stories I will share are a celebration of the light and hope of Hanukkah, and speak to the love of storytelling that is woven into Jewish history and tradition.”

Hecht, the recipient of the 2008 National Storytelling Network Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling, is also the founder and co-director of the Stories of Arrival: Refugee and Immigrant Youth Voices Poetry project at Foster High School in Tukwila, WA. She teaches creative writing, humanities and social justice courses for the University of WA, Tacoma.

Hecht is part of an ongoing series of FRED or Fresh Relevant Educational and Dynamic talks at Kol HaNeshamah, 6115 SW Hinds in West Seattle. The talks feature members from the progressive synagogue who share topics or skills they have with the community.

The suggested donation for the evening is $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and students. FRED Talks series is part of Kol HaNeshamah’s Annual Giving Campaign. KHN is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.

For information contact Sheila Abrahams at info@khnseattle.org or 206-935-1590.

Who doesn’t love a good story!

Dec
13
Sun
2015
Ultimate Christmas Party @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Ultimate Christmas Party
Sunday December 13th 12:00–1:15 pm
Senior Center of West Seattle

Free Admission
Bible Story, Songs, Snacks, Games, Fun

Sponsored by Calvary Chapel West Seattle
For info contact Jan @ 206 618-6456

Jan
6
Wed
2016
Audoubon Society Birdwalk in Lincoln Park
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Lincoln Park, Seattle
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 – 10:00 am
Leaders: Patty North and Dick Lazeres
Meeting Point: Southern-most Lincoln Park parking lot on Fauntleroy Way SW (8600 block
of Fauntleroy Way SW)

Lincoln Park is in West Seattle near the Fauntleroy ferry dock. We will stroll the beach seeking good looks at waterfowl and wander the forest to discover winter residents. Great walk for beginners. Bring binoculars if you have them. (Available on loan from the Seattle Audubon Nature Shop.) Dress for blustery winter weather. About 2 miles of mostly level walking with one climb back to our starting point.

More info:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

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

Jan
22
Fri
2016
Evening low tide beach walk at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Jan 22 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:

Explore the beach during winter nighttime low tides with Beach Naturalist staff and volunteers. Discover what creatures we see on the beach at this time of year. Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

Fri, 22 Jan, 2016
8:30 pm–10:30 pm

Click here to RSVP for this event. RSVPs are encouraged but not mandatory.

Location:
Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach
Directions:
1. Take Spokane St. exit off I–5 to West Seattle
2. Take Admiral Way exit off West Seattle Bridge
3. Stay on Admiral through West Seattle to 63rd Ave SW
4. Turn left at 63rd to Beach Drive SW
5. Park on Beach Drive SW
6. Meet the Naturalists at the canopy at 63rd Ave SW and Beach Dr. SW

Feb
6
Sat
2016
Evening low tide beach walk at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Feb 6 @ 8:30 pm – 10:15 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:

Explore the beach during winter nighttime low tides with Beach Naturalist staff and volunteers. Discover what creatures we see on the beach at this time of year. Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

Sat, 6 Feb, 2016
8:30 pm–10:15 pm

Click here to RSVP for this event. RSVPs are encouraged but not mandatory.

Location:
Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach
Directions:
1. Take Spokane St. exit off I–5 to West Seattle
2. Take Admiral Way exit off West Seattle Bridge
3. Stay on Admiral through West Seattle to 63rd Ave SW
4. Turn left at 63rd to Beach Drive SW
5. Park on Beach Drive SW
6. Meet the Naturalists at the canopy at 63rd Ave SW and Beach Dr. SW

Feb
13
Sat
2016
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
17
Wed
2016
Audoubon Society Birdwalk in Lincoln Park
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Lincoln Park, Seattle
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – 10:00 am
Leaders: Dick Lazeres and Anne Jacobs
Meeting Point: Southern-most Lincoln Park parking lot on Fauntleroy Way SW (8600 block
of Fauntleroy Way SW)

Explore the woodland and the waterfront, listening and looking for the birds of winter. We will have a scope available, please bring binoculars if you have them. There will be stairs and a hill to walk up. Beginners welcomed and encouraged.

More info:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

Feb
28
Sun
2016
‘Burning bush’ sermon @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Feb 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Pastor Ron Marshall, who has been the pastor of First Lutheran Church of West Seattle since 1979, will be preaching on the story of the burning bush from Exodus 3 on Sunday, February 28, at both the 8 am and 10:30 am Eucharist. He will illuminate the passage with a quotation from Martin Luther from 1528, and a verse from the American poet, Robert Bly, published in 2005. He will end his sermon with the admonition in Luke 10 on serving Christ barefooted. All are welcome. For more information, and directions to the church, go to flcws.org.

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
23
Wed
2016
Purim Night: A lively Megillah reading @ Kol HaNeshamah / Alki UCC
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The fun begins on Wednesday, March 23 at Kol HaNeshamah in the sanctuary for our Purim celebration. Purim is a fun holiday which celebrates the ancient tale of Queen Esther’s bravery against the wickedness of an evil despot. The story reminds all of us to stand up to xenophobia and bigotry against those who are different. We begin with the Megilla reading at 6:30 pm, a costume parade at 7:00 pm and hamantashen throughout!

Then, on Saturday, March 26 at 7:00 pm we continue the merriment at Kenyon Hall for our annual Purim Shpiel. Everyone is invited to Shushan Abbey, the Motown Musical – home to our KHNPurim Spiel.

For more information, contact the KHN office at (206) 935-1590, or info@khnseattle.org.

Mar
26
Sat
2016
Purim Shpiel @ Kenyon Hall
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

On Saturday, March 26 at 7:00 pm, Kol HaNeshamah continues the merriment at Kenyon Hall for our annual Purim Shpiel. Everyone is invited to Shushan Abbey, the Motown Musical – home to our KHN Purim Spiel.

For more information, contact the KHN office at (206) 935-1590, or info@khnseattle.org.

Apr
3
Sun
2016
‘Jazz Sunday’ service @ Admiral Congregational Church UCC
Apr 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

West Seattle’s Admiral Congregational Church invites the entire community to join them for their joyful annual post-Easter celebration, Jazz Sunday, on Sunday April 3, 10:30 am.

Now in its twelfth year, this exuberant celebration takes place during the 10:30 service in the church’s sanctuary. Admiral’s director of music, pianist/organist Keith Terhune, is a well-known fixture on the local jazz scene and created this annual event “to inspire us to continue celebrating, even after Easter is over,” says church member Anita Shaffer. “Every year, the worship service following Easter Sunday is jazz-inspired and music-filled, often with Seattle jazz celebrities adding to the experience.”

Joining Terhune and the Admiral Choir this year will be renowned vocal stylist Makini Magee, bassist Mike Eytcheson, and percussionist Mike Bayer, local legends all on the Seattle music scene. All three have performed with legends ranging from Winton Marsalis to Roy Ayers.

Admiral Congregational is a member of the United Church of Christ, a progressive Protestant denomination that consistently champions engaged spiritual practice and informed social
participation. Their website says that they “actively welcome all peoples, regardless of their sex, sexuality, gender identity, social location, economic or immigration status, theology or history.”

Adds Shaffer, “So what if Easter is over for another year? Wear your Easter hat anyway and join us!”

Admission is of course free and the public is warmly invited.

Apr
5
Tue
2016
Tot Trek – Colors of Spring @ Camp Long Environmental Center
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 10:30–11:45 am
What: Tot Trek – Colors of Spring
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Ages: 2–3 with an adult – FREE

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Trek through Camp Long searching field, forest, stream, and pond. Discover the colors of spring. This program designed for 2-3 year olds accompanied by an adult.

Event #148709

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Apr
10
Sun
2016
Buddhist Meditation and Prayers for World Peace @ Sound Yoga
Apr 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

At Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor):

Western Buddhist Monk Gen Kelsang Khedrub will come to West Seattle to give a teaching on Buddhist meditation and lead prayers dedicated to world peace.

Buddhist Meditation and Prayers for World Peace
Sunday, April 10, 11:30 – 12:45 pm

To be held at Sound Yoga. Everyone welcome!

$10 suggested donation
For more information contact:
info@meditateinseattle.org

Apr
23
Sat
2016
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
24
Sun
2016
Earth Day service with Zarna Joshi @ Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Earth Day Service at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation with Zarna Joshi

*Description*: The climate crisis is a spiritual crisis. This sermon will go deep into the roots of climate injustice and how we can evolve our
spirituality as a community to serve both Humanity and Nature. We are bound together by love so let us utilize our love to break the bonds of oppression around the world.

*Date*: Sunday, April 24th

*Time*: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

*Location*: Westside Unitarian Universalist Church
7141 California Ave SW

*Link to event on Facebook*

Pop-Up Passover Seder @ Delridge Community Center
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Community Seder on the third night of Passover, sponsored by the Jewish Federation.

$18 per adult 18 and over
$10 for children ages 4-17
Children 3 and under free

More information here.

Apr
30
Sat
2016
Removing the Stigma of Mental Illness as a Welcoming Faith Community @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Walmesley Center
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us on Saturday, April 30th from 10-11:30 am in Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Walmesley Center/gym as we learn more about mental illness. Fr. Patrick Howell, author and professor, will provide a biblical perspective on mental illness and suggest ways that faith communities can be supportive. Drawing on his own personal experience of mental illness, he will share stories, help us to understand the struggle and stigma often associated with mental illness, and recommend ways to breakdown stereotypes. This is event is sponsored by OLG’s Life, Justice and Peace Commission, which has chosen to focus on mental health during this Year of Mercy. All are welcome.

OLG is located at 7000 35th Ave SW, Seattle. For more information, contact Jennifer at jibach@olgseattle.org or 206-935-0358 x.120 or visit our website at: http://olgseattle.org/ljp

There is no cost for this event but free will donations will be accepted.

Owl Hoot @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 7:30–9 pm
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Celebrate all the life on our amazing planet by joining us for a dusk-to-dark owl prowl through Camp Long’s forest. This program designed for adults and children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

$5 per person

Pre-registration required:
Contact Phone 206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

May
3
Tue
2016
Tot Trek – Search for Salamanders @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 10:30–11:45 am
What: Tot Trek – Search for Salamanders
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Ages: 2–3 with an adult – FREE

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Discover life under logs and leaves; be part of your child’s first encounter with a salamander. This program designed for 2-3 year olds accompanied by an adult.

Event #148710

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

May
5
Thu
2016
West Seattle National Day of Prayer Gathering @ Alki Beach
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle National Day of Prayer Gathering
Alki Beach at the Statue of Liberty
Thursday, May 5th, 6:30 PM

ALL WELCOME!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC… includes: Worship Leaders from: Shorewood Foursquare
– w/’Roca Fuerte’ Girl’s Dance Team performing a number
-Prayer
-A message from Pastor Sam Seumae ‘The Way’

Local pastors and prayer leaders, speaking prayers. ~ An annual Community Prayer Gathering.

Please join us as we lift up our nation, governmental leaders, communities, schools, families, churches and more, in prayer.

‘UNITED WE STAND – ONE NATION UNDER GOD’.

Come early to find parking, and dress warmly, since we will be meeting near the water.

May
20
Fri
2016
Kol HaNeshamah Children’s Education Program Open House @ Kol HaNeshamah / Alki UCC
May 20 @ 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

Please join us for Kol HaNeshamah Children’s Education Program Open House to Learn more about our Children’s Education Program.

When: Saturday, May 20th, 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

Where: 6115 Southwest Hinds Street, Seattle, WA 98115

9:15 a.m. Arrive

9:30-9:45 a.m. Welcome/Schmoozing

9:45-10:30 a.m. Learning

10:30 a.m. Parents visit classes

10:45 a.m. Shabbat morning services (led by Hebrew School students)

12:15 a.m. Kiddush and Motzi

 

Kol HaNeshamah Children’s Education Program provides children with a

meaningful, substantive, and engaging Jewish education, one that looks

toward Judaism’s future even as it draws upon our People’s rich

heritage and traditions. Our education program incorporates our

congregation’s commitment to progressive values, including our

commitment to pursue peace and justice–healing of the world in which

we live. We offer general Jewish Studies on Saturday mornings, and

Hebrew (3rd-7th grade) on Tuesday afternoons.
RSVP or for more information, please contact Rabbi Zari Weiss:
rabbi@khnseattle.org (206) 935-2366

May
21
Sat
2016
Birds of the Duwamish River Valley – Free Talk & Walk @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a springtime exploration of the birds who make a living along the Duwamish River. After a presentation in the Longhouse, we will walk along the Duwamish River to see what they are up to. Guided by a Seattle Park’s Department Volunteer Naturalist.

WHAT: Birds of the Duwamish
WHEN: May 21, 2016, 1-3 pm
WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

Facebook event page here.

Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
206-431-1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

May
28
Sat
2016
Ancient Local Plant and Animal Community Recovery Workshop and Tour @ Orchard St Ravine
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join Naturalist Stewart Wechsler (of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures) on Saturday, May 28th, 10:00 am–2:00 pm for an Ancient Local Plant and Animal Community Recovery Workshop and Tour:

Learn Stewart’s methods, developed over the last 20 years, how best to help the wealth of the ancient pre-European local ecological community grow back. Unlike much of what is called “restoration”, Stewart’s methods start with the principle that “mother knows best”, with the mother plants and mother nature knowing best when and where to grow their offspring, and letting them do most of the planting, while we give them a helping hand to re-spread over the land that, before European contact, they had completely covered in a great wealth of diversity. We will start in Stewart’s Orchard St Ravine mini-prairie, where Stewart has helped the local prairie community make a come-back, then head to Lincoln Park, where the ancient local plant community had already had Seattle’s greatest remaining natural diversity, and where Stewart has helped it maintain and regain some of its pre-European rich diversity and surface coverage.

$25 or any contribution.

Contact: 206 932-7225 or email ecostewart@gmail.com.

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)

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
Speaker Claudine (Blessings) Kasongo, breakfast presentation @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor) is thrilled to host Claudine (Blessings) Kasongo, the first person to graduate from college after being raised in Jamaa Letu orphanage in the Congo. Blessings graduated from the University of Lubumbashi with a degree in teaching and is currently teaching Social Studies at the English Language School of Lubumbashi. She is fluent in Swahili, French and English. The orphanage is sponsored by the United Methodist Church and Tibbetts donates funds each year that are used for Emancipation Grants: providing transitional money for young adults as they leave the orphanage and go to college or pursue a career.

The gathering will be in the Parlor at Tibbetts at 10 am and breakfast will be served. We hope you will join us to hear this inspirational story of this young woman!

10 am Saturday – June 4th
Speaker – strong>Claudine (Blessings) Kasongo, First College Graduate of Jamaa Letu Orphage in the Congo

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)

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
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.

Jun
12
Sun
2016
Retirement Celebration for Dr. Paul Smith @ West Side Presbyterian Church
Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

West Side Presbyterian Church is announcing the retirement of its senior pastor and inviting the community to a celebration:

June 12th will mark the end of 45 years of service and vocational ministry for Dr. Paul R. Smith of West Seattle. He has been the senior pastor at West Side Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) since 1981, when he moved with his family from Pennsylvania to Seattle.

A retirement celebration for Dr. Paul Smith will be held:

June 12, Open House 1:00-4:00
(Special program begins at 2:00)
West Side Presbyterian Church

The public is welcome.

More information about the celebration is on the WSPC website.

* * *
In the 35 years since arriving in the NW, he has served as the senior pastor of West Side Presbyterian Church. A recent tally showed he had officiated 180 wedding ceremonies, led 256 memorial services, and baptized more than 430 children and adults. He has also been active in renewal ministries with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and has served the church both locally and nationally in promoting and equipping churches for evangelism.

Born November 25, 1945, Paul is the son of a banker and one of six children. He grew up in a small ranching town in Western South Dakota near Badlands National Park. He graduated with honors from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, before marrying his wife, Carreen Armerding and earning an MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston, MA.

For the first ten years of his ministry, Dr. Smith served as Assistant Pastor and then Senior Pastor of Immanuel Presbyterian Church in McKeesport, PA.

He completed his Doctorate of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School shortly after arriving in Seattle. And in the years since, he’s written four books: Jesus, Meet him again for the First Time; Close Encounters: Knowing the Savior; Enjoying God Forever; God’s Plan for our Good. He has also traveled extensively throughout Israel and Jordan and has co-led a half-dozen tours, in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, and Greece.

Paul and his wife, Carreen are the parents of four children: Lucian, Taleigh, Lindsay, and Miriam, and grandparents of seven.

Following retirement, and a long-awaited trip to Africa, the Smiths will return to Seattle, where Paul plans to continue his writing and looks forward to spending more time with his family and grandchildren.

Jun
17
Fri
2016
Pride Shabbat @ Kol HaNeshamah / Alki UCC
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us our annual Pride Shabbat!

Jewish organizations across the Puget Sound area coming together for an inclusive community celebration of LGBTQ Jews. Join us for a special Shabbat service followed by a light community dinner.

6:15 pm Community-provided pre-oneg
7:00 pm Service
8:15 pm Va’ad certified light dinner.

RSVP: This event is FREE. Please register here:
http://khnseattle.org/index.php?option=com_rsform&formId=71

Pride Shabbat is open to the entire Jewish community and is a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Jews, their friends, allies, and families. An ASL interpreter will be available for the evening.

Pride Shabbat is a community collaboration co-sponsored by PAVE and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, Kol HaNeshamah, Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue, Bet Shira Congregation, Camp Solomon Schechter, Congregation Beth Hatikvah, Congregation Kol Ami, Congregation Tikvah Chadashah, Greater Seattle Business Association, Herzl-Ner Tamid, Holocaust Center for Humanity, Jconnect and Kolenu and Hillel UW, Jewish Family Service, Kadima Reconstructionist Community, National Council for Jewish Women, Seattle Hadassah, Temple Beth Am, Temple Beth Or, Temple B’nai Torah, and the Tribe and Temple De Hirsch Sinai.

For more information, contact KHNPride@gmail.com

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)

Environmental Education Station Event @ Camp Long
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The City of Seattle Parks and Recreation in collaboration with King Conservation District brings you the Environmental Education Station at Camp Long. Led by youth from the LEEF leadership program (Leaders in Environmental Equity and Facilitation), this will be a day of hands-on Environmental Education Learning and activities in the 68-acre wooded forest. Everyone is welcome, food will be provided as well as rock climbing, zip lining, live performances and more! (Zip lining is on a first come, first served basis and space is limited, so come early!)

This event is free and open to the public.

Questions or want to volunteer?? Email Project Coordinator Nafasi Ferrell at nafasi@dnda.org or call (206) 935-2999

Learn more about the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association‘s Cultural Events Series:
http://dnda.org/culturalseries/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1757453151136203/

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

Jun
27
Mon
2016
VBS Day Camp @ Eastridge Church
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

On June 27th–30th from 9 am-Noon we will be holding our VBS Daycamps for kids, 4 y/o to 5th grade! Our VBS is activity based, so they will be moving, having fun, and learning really cool things! They get to choose two classes from: Duct tape crafts, Cooking Skills, Painting, and Lego Creations. Registration is $30. Each class has a limited size, so sign up now! To register, or or more information go to http://eastridgetoday.com/kidevents

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
28
Tue
2016
VBS Day Camp @ Eastridge Church
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

On June 27th–30th from 9 am-Noon we will be holding our VBS Daycamps for kids, 4 y/o to 5th grade! Our VBS is activity based, so they will be moving, having fun, and learning really cool things! They get to choose two classes from: Duct tape crafts, Cooking Skills, Painting, and Lego Creations. Registration is $30. Each class has a limited size, so sign up now! To register, or or more information go to http://eastridgetoday.com/kidevents

Jun
29
Wed
2016
VBS Day Camp @ Eastridge Church
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

On June 27th–30th from 9 am-Noon we will be holding our VBS Daycamps for kids, 4 y/o to 5th grade! Our VBS is activity based, so they will be moving, having fun, and learning really cool things! They get to choose two classes from: Duct tape crafts, Cooking Skills, Painting, and Lego Creations. Registration is $30. Each class has a limited size, so sign up now! To register, or or more information go to http://eastridgetoday.com/kidevents

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

Jun
30
Thu
2016
VBS Day Camp @ Eastridge Church
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

On June 27th–30th from 9 am-Noon we will be holding our VBS Daycamps for kids, 4 y/o to 5th grade! Our VBS is activity based, so they will be moving, having fun, and learning really cool things! They get to choose two classes from: Duct tape crafts, Cooking Skills, Painting, and Lego Creations. Registration is $30. Each class has a limited size, so sign up now! To register, or or more information go to http://eastridgetoday.com/kidevents

Jul
3
Sun
2016
Deaf Community beach walk at low tide @ South Alki beach
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm
–Deaf Community beach walk at South Alki/Constellation Park: Meet us on the beach! Sign language interpretation available between 10 am and 1 pm at South Alki beach.

July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

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

Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Jul
5
Tue
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Jul
6
Wed
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

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

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

Jul
18
Mon
2016
Fiesta VBS Day Camp in the Park @ White Center Heights Park
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Featuring games, crafts, music, stories and snacks. Kids are welcome to come just one day or all four and encouraged to bring their friends.

Dates: July 18-21, 2016
Time: Daily 1-:4:30 pm, Plus Thursday 7/21 free family BBQ 4:30-7 pm
Cost: Free
Ages: kids entering grades K-5 in the fall
Location: White Center Heights Park (701 SW 102nd St, Seattle)
Sponsored by: Shorewood Foursquare, Skate Church, and Westside Foursquare.

For more information/pre-registration:
http://www.westsidefoursquare.org

Buddhist meditation classes @ Sound Yoga
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

What: West Seattle Buddhist Meditation Classes
When: Every Monday night 7:00–8:30 pm
Where: Held at Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor)

In this busy, chaotic world, the peace and happiness we are looking for can be found in our mind. These practical classes explore how we can apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in your regular, daily life. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary.

Class is $10, $5 for students/seniors (cash, check, Visa or Mastercard). Free for supporting members. We are a non-profit organization and teachers are volunteers. For more information: http://meditateinseattle.org/westseattle#

Jul
19
Tue
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Fiesta VBS Day Camp in the Park @ White Center Heights Park
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Featuring games, crafts, music, stories and snacks. Kids are welcome to come just one day or all four and encouraged to bring their friends.

Dates: July 18-21, 2016
Time: Daily 1-:4:30 pm, Plus Thursday 7/21 free family BBQ 4:30-7 pm
Cost: Free
Ages: kids entering grades K-5 in the fall
Location: White Center Heights Park (701 SW 102nd St, Seattle)
Sponsored by: Shorewood Foursquare, Skate Church, and Westside Foursquare.

For more information/pre-registration:
http://www.westsidefoursquare.org

Jul
20
Wed
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Fiesta VBS Day Camp in the Park @ White Center Heights Park
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Featuring games, crafts, music, stories and snacks. Kids are welcome to come just one day or all four and encouraged to bring their friends.

Dates: July 18-21, 2016
Time: Daily 1-:4:30 pm, Plus Thursday 7/21 free family BBQ 4:30-7 pm
Cost: Free
Ages: kids entering grades K-5 in the fall
Location: White Center Heights Park (701 SW 102nd St, Seattle)
Sponsored by: Shorewood Foursquare, Skate Church, and Westside Foursquare.

For more information/pre-registration:
http://www.westsidefoursquare.org

Jul
21
Thu
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Fiesta VBS Day Camp in the Park @ White Center Heights Park
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Featuring games, crafts, music, stories and snacks. Kids are welcome to come just one day or all four and encouraged to bring their friends.

Dates: July 18-21, 2016
Time: Daily 1-:4:30 pm, Plus Thursday 7/21 free family BBQ 4:30-7 pm
Cost: Free
Ages: kids entering grades K-5 in the fall
Location: White Center Heights Park (701 SW 102nd St, Seattle)
Sponsored by: Shorewood Foursquare, Skate Church, and Westside Foursquare.

For more information/pre-registration:
http://www.westsidefoursquare.org

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
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
25
Mon
2016
Celebrate Recovery Dinner and Speaker Meeting @ Hope Lutheran Church
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Celebrate Recovery Event, Monday July 25th:

Dinner and Speaker Meeting

Welcome Roger Stanton
Dynamic and inspiring speaker and ministry leader from Celebrate Recovery­ Champion Centre in Tacoma, WA.

6:00 ­ Barbeque Dinner
7:00 ­ Speaker Meeting
8:00 ­ Small Group
9:00 “Solid Rock Café” Coffee and Snacks

** Childcare Provided **

Hope Lutheran Church
(Corner of SW Oregon Street and 42nd Ave SW, West Seattle junction)

Buddhist meditation classes @ Sound Yoga
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

What: West Seattle Buddhist Meditation Classes
When: Every Monday night 7:00–8:30 pm
Where: Held at Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor)

In this busy, chaotic world, the peace and happiness we are looking for can be found in our mind. These practical classes explore how we can apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in your regular, daily life. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary.

Class is $10, $5 for students/seniors (cash, check, Visa or Mastercard). Free for supporting members. We are a non-profit organization and teachers are volunteers. For more information: http://meditateinseattle.org/westseattle#

Aug
1
Mon
2016
Buddhist meditation classes @ Sound Yoga
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

What: West Seattle Buddhist Meditation Classes
When: Every Monday night 7:00–8:30 pm
Where: Held at Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor)

In this busy, chaotic world, the peace and happiness we are looking for can be found in our mind. These practical classes explore how we can apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in your regular, daily life. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary.

Class is $10, $5 for students/seniors (cash, check, Visa or Mastercard). Free for supporting members. We are a non-profit organization and teachers are volunteers. For more information: http://meditateinseattle.org/westseattle#

Aug
8
Mon
2016
Buddhist meditation classes @ Sound Yoga
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

What: West Seattle Buddhist Meditation Classes
When: Every Monday night 7:00–8:30 pm
Where: Held at Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor)

In this busy, chaotic world, the peace and happiness we are looking for can be found in our mind. These practical classes explore how we can apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in your regular, daily life. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary.

Class is $10, $5 for students/seniors (cash, check, Visa or Mastercard). Free for supporting members. We are a non-profit organization and teachers are volunteers. For more information: http://meditateinseattle.org/westseattle#

Aug
15
Mon
2016
Buddhist meditation classes @ Sound Yoga
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

What: West Seattle Buddhist Meditation Classes
When: Every Monday night 7:00–8:30 pm
Where: Held at Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor)

In this busy, chaotic world, the peace and happiness we are looking for can be found in our mind. These practical classes explore how we can apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in your regular, daily life. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary.

Class is $10, $5 for students/seniors (cash, check, Visa or Mastercard). Free for supporting members. We are a non-profit organization and teachers are volunteers. For more information: http://meditateinseattle.org/westseattle#

Aug
20
Sat
2016
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

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
Saint Mary Sunday @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

First Lutheran Church of West Seattle has been celebrating this feast since 1980. Come and see how Martin Luther (1483-1546) praised Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ. For directions and more info go to flcws.org.

SAINT MARY SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2016, 10:30 am.

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
22
Mon
2016
Buddhist meditation classes @ Sound Yoga
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

What: West Seattle Buddhist Meditation Classes
When: Every Monday night 7:00–8:30 pm
Where: Held at Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor)

In this busy, chaotic world, the peace and happiness we are looking for can be found in our mind. These practical classes explore how we can apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in your regular, daily life. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary.

Class is $10, $5 for students/seniors (cash, check, Visa or Mastercard). Free for supporting members. We are a non-profit organization and teachers are volunteers. For more information: http://meditateinseattle.org/westseattle#

Aug
28
Sun
2016
Kol HaNeshamah Annual Picnic @ Alki Beach Picnic Shelter
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us at KHN‘s popular and fun annual picnic for members and prospective members. KHN will provide veggie burgers and other grilled delights. You provide the salads and side dishes (vegetarian, kosher fish, no nuts). Bring your family, friends, and fun-loving attitude! We look forward to seeing everyone at the Alki Beach picnic shelter (located at the north end of 62nd Avenue SW).

Sep
4
Sun
2016
Light Under the Bridge Music Festival @ Shorewood Foursquare Church
Sep 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

2ND Annual Light Under the Bridge Music Festival on September 4th at Shorewood Foursquare Church. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy some outdoor Christian music from local bands. Concert is free. Light Under the Bridge are asking for donations to aid the ministry with their Saturday mornings feeding of the homeless living in the jungle. They serve a full hot line breakfast as well as passing out clothing and toiletries. Their endeavors are supported through private donations. They are always looking for volunteers or donations of any kind. Come see us, enjoy the music, an afternoon snack and learn what they are all about. September 4th (Sunday) from 2 pm to 5 pm.

http://www.westsidefoursquare.org

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
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

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

Sep
18
Sun
2016
Duwamish Native Plant Stewardship Day @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sept. 18th at the Duwamish Longhouse. A fun day to learn about Native Plant stewardship. Talks, walk, food & opportunities. https://www.facebook.com/events/1089287014512753/

Free activities. 10am -Restoring Duwamish Native Plants; 11:30 am-Lunch provided; Free Hey Duwamish! App; 12:30 pm-Edible Native Plants; 1:30 pm-Urban Gardening Hotline; 2:30 pm-Duwamish Alive: talk & walk along the Duwamish River to restoration site. Upcoming volunteer opportunities.

10–11:30 am–Local Native Plants—Planting & Cultivation–Steve Richmond, Garden Cycles and Nancy Sackman, Duwamish Tribe. www.gardencycles.com, www.duwamishtribe.org

11:30-12:30–Lunch provided. Hey Duwamish! App Demo—Mapping environmental projects along the Duwamish River. www.heydywamish.org

12:30-1:30–Edible Native Plants—Pam Bond Cello, Snohomish Tribe
http://www.edcc.edu/campuscommunityfarm/cultural-kitchen.html

1:30-2:30–Urban Gardening—Free TA Program—Laura Matter,The Garden Hotline, Seattle Tilth. Building an ecologically sound, economically viable and socially equitable food system. www.seattletilth.org

2:30-4 pm–Duwamish Alive—Upcoming Habitat Restoration Volunteer Opportunities– Talk at the Longhouse followed by walk along the Duwamish River to restoration site at Herring House Park. www.duwamishalive.org

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.

Music Sunday @ Fauntleroy Church
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

At the annual Music Sunday, the Fauntleroy Chancel Choir and instrumentalists play their favorite anthems from the previous year. For more information, call 206-932-5600. Note: This particular Music Sunday was originally scheduled in June but was postponed due to a small fire.

Sun, September 18, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Fauntleroy Church

Oct
2
Sun
2016
“Blessing of the Animals” event @ West Seattle High School (parking lot)
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church will offer blessings for animals in the West Seattle High School parking lot next door (3000 California SW) at 1:00 pm on Sunday October 2nd, 2016.

“Blessing of the Animals” is an annual tradition around the Feast Day for St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals.

The community is invited to bring all creatures great and small for this celebration and thanksgiving for the gift of animals. This is an annual event hosted by the people of St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Seattle.

Oct
16
Sun
2016
Blessing of the animals @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On Sunday, Oct. 2nd, Fauntleroy Church will host a free “blessing of the animals” at 2:00 pm in the sanctuary, with reception to follow.

All God’s creatures are invited to the sanctuary for a brief, beautiful, fun service to bless them for their daily gift of unconditional love. Bring a photo if your pet is shy or is no longer with you. And come for the joy of it, whether you currently have a pet or not! Refreshments for all to follow.

9140 California Ave. SW; fully accessible. www.fauntleroyucc.org or 206-932-5600.

Oct
29
Sat
2016
Free Film: ‘The Phenomenon Bruno Groening’ @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 29 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

A free screening of the documentary film: THE PHENOMENON BRUNO GROENING, On the Tracks of the “Miracle Healer”

The Sensation from 1949 is current again today!

“There is no incurable, God is the greatest physician!” – Bruno Groening

This documentary follows the life of an amazing healer and teacher, as told through the eyes of witnesses, news reports, and some of his own lectures.

Admission is free. The film takes place in three parts (approximately 95 minutes each) with breaks between each one. Starts at 10:30 and ends by 5:30.

Location: West Seattle (Admiral) Public Library.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-phenomenom-bruno-groening-on-the-tracks-of-the-miracle-healer-tickets-27694804907

Nov
5
Sat
2016
Longfellow Creek Watershed Walk & Salmon Watch @ Dragonfly Pavillion
Nov 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

From Puget Soundkeeper Alliance:

Join us as we walk a section of Longfellow Creek in West Seattle to investigate the health of one of our local salmon runs. Longfellow Creek, which flows from Roxhill Bog to Elliot Bay, provides spawning habitat for a population of coho salmon every year.

A group of dedicated volunteers is working with Soundkeeper to monitor whether the coho in Longfellow reproduce successfully or succumb to stormwater pollution in the river and die before spawning (a phenomenon known as pre-spawn mortality). Every day for the duration of the salmon run, teams are documenting their observations of live coho and dissecting the dead carcasses to check spawning condition. Come join our Saturday group of volunteers and see them in action!

Also at the event will be groups from the Nature Consortium, Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, King County Conservation District, and the City of Seattle to talk about wetland recovery, native plants, rain gardens, and what Seattle is doing to reduce the effects of toxic stormwater runoff on salmon populations and other wildlife.

This is a great way to observe one of nature’s most amazing migrations, get a taste of scientific field work, and learn more about what you can do to restore the health of our local waterways.

Equipment: Be prepared to get dirty. Wear athletic clothing and shoes that can get wet. We will be walking along the creek through some muddy areas.

Date: Saturday, November 5th
Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: Dragonfly Garden, 4107 28th Avenue SW, Seattle 98126

To RSVP: Email Kerry at kerry@pugetsoundkeeper.org or call (206) 297-7002.

Nov
6
Sun
2016
Free movie night: ‘God’s Not Dead’ @ Westside Foursquare church
Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Free double movie night presented by Caleb Ministries at Westside Foursquare church. November 6, 2016. God’s Not Dead 1 will be shown at 5 pm and the sequel God’s Not Dead 2 will be shown at 7:30 pm. During intermission snacks will be provided by Caleb, although if you have that special snack you like to share please feel welcome to bring it. We will also be serving Pippin Pies whole or by the slice for a nominal cost. Hope to see you there for a pleasant evening.

Nov
13
Sun
2016
Booksigning: Pastor Ron Marshall’s new book @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattl
Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

There will be a signing party for Pastor Ron Marshall’s new book, Kierkegaard in the Pulpit: Sermons Inspired by His Writings (Yakima: Cave Moon Press), 450 pp., on Sunday, November 13, 2016, at 12 Noon, First Lutheran Church of West Seattle. Books will be on sale at a special 35% discount for $23.00 each. The publisher, Doug Johnson, will also be in attendance. All proceeds will go to support the West Seattle Food Bank and the West Seattle Helpline. Pastor Marshall’s new book is a sequel to his acclaimed, Kierkegaard for the Church (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2013). Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855) was a Danish philosopher and theologian with close ties to the Lutheran Church.

Dec
4
Sun
2016
Children’s Christmas Pageant @ Fauntleroy Church, UCC
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The children at Fauntleroy Church will reprise “The (Worst) Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” an adaptation of Barbara Robinson’s children’s book, during the December 4 worship service. In this tale, the horrible Herdman kids take over the neighborhood church’s pageant and the Christmas story is never the same for the congregation ever again. Practice for the pageant takes place during Sunday School in November. Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey,you are welcome at Fauntleroy Church. For more information, call the Fauntleroy Church office at 206-932-5600.

Dec
14
Wed
2016
Artful, Therapeutic, and Informed Weeding at Lincoln Park
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Wednesday, December 14th 8:30 am–11:00 am, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers: Artful, Therapeutic and Informed Weeding:

Help preserve our natural heritage for future generations. Learn the best strategies to help declining local, wild rarities grow back, as we protect them from weeds. The wealth of our ancient, unique, local natural community, has been in decline ever since the first global gold seekers brought with them seeds of weeds that our local natural community was not adapted to living with. Tinkering with plants as we sit in beautiful natural surroundings, goes back in our evolutionary roots to before agriculture, and there is an instinctive therapy in sitting on a bed of moss, plucking out plants, either for harvest, or to help valued surrounding plants, or both. As we sit in nature with our neighbors, wiggling out weeds, we can learn various strategic weeding methods, including learning the identification and root structure of each weed species we target, then when, how, and where, they would disperse if we let them. We can also learn which weeds we can nibble on. Then we learn the reason we are weeding, which is to help the re-spreading of the declining local, wild plants, and the wild animals that are adapted to the declining plants, those weeds were pushing out. Then on the way out we can learn the art of “weed walking”, where we pull the weeds away from the declining wild plants, while we walk, hardly losing a step.

This is a world that we could be moving back towards with each of our community gatherings in nature, where we are contributing to the natural community as a mutualistic member of that community, rather than a parasitic or predatory member of that community. Could this model go viral? Could it spread around the globe better and last longer than Pokeman Go? Why not?

I ask that people preregister to ensure that the group size is manageable both for me and the mosses. e-mail me at ecostewart@gmail.com or phone me at 206 932-7225 (currently only land line).

While the program is free, Stewart appreciates any useful support that the human community gives him that will help the growth of the success of his efforts to promote the protection and recovery our most precious and unique local natural communities that our misguided human culture has increasingly been degrading and diminishing.

Jan
5
Thu
2017
Read the Koran in Four Weeks (class begins) @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

January 5, 12, 19, 26 (7:00 – 9:00 pm). Read the Koran in Four Weeks, at the First Lutheran Church of West Seattle www.flcws.org, 935-6530. Have you wanted to know for yourself what the Koran says in a world where Islam is mentioned nearly every day in the news? Then make plans now to join this four-week guided reading led by Pastor Ron Marshall — who’s been teaching this class four times a year since 2003. The $50 registration fee includes an authorized translation of the Koran for your keeping. Worksheets and other background handouts from Islamic scholars will be provided for each class session the week before. Call now to register or make inquiries.

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
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
8
Sun
2017
Learning the Art and Practice of Healing Mother Nature Herself
Jan 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Sunday, January 8th, 11:00 am–1:30 pm, join Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures to Learn the Art and Practice of Healing Mother Nature Herself from Mother Nature’s Medicine Man, who has spent most of his 60 years studying her local natural community, and how we might best help with the protection and recovery of her incredible wealth and beauty that has been in decline ever since the first human sought to control and exploit her. This will be an all generations program for all levels of knowledge. Learning and practicing the protection and healing of our natural community is not only fascinating, and feels like a good thing to be doing for the world, but doing it is therapeutic and a good activity to rebuild richer, and healthier, human community around.

This session is at one of Seattle’s greatest remaining urban oases of nature at Lincoln Park in West Seattle. The following session could be at your favorite remaining local oasis of nature, where you and your neighbors renew your spirits in nature. I don’t ask for any monetary contributions for this program, but I do ask for any help you can contribute towards my efforts to promote a paradigm shift for the human community to increasingly again appreciate and serve our Mother Nature, while again serving the health of our human communities in the process.

Preregistration is not required, but if you tell me you are coming it will help me estimate the size group to plan for. We might follow up by planning a “stewardship adventure” to a site where some species still thrives, that we estimate once thrived at our favorite local oasis of nature, but has since become rare or lost, as we build a growing community of stewards. We can learn about that species that has become rare or lost from that favorite nature spot, do enough stewardship of its habitat in that remaining stronghold that the mother plant would be happy to give us a few of her seeds to give good homes to, and bring them back to our favorite local nature oasis for her. If no one contacts me, and it’s weather is too rough, I may not show up. Call or e-mail: 206 932-7225; ecostewart@gmail.com

Jan
21
Sat
2017
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
22
Sun
2017
Sunday Community Service to Serve the God of Mother Nature @ Lincoln Park
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

January 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am–1:30 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures invites you to:

Sunday Community Service to Serve the God of Mother Nature
Attend a Sunday service of a different sort! In honor of the god of Mother Nature we will have a community gathering to serve her by strategically sacrificing weeds in her honor. Also, as part of the service there will be a sermon on strategies of how to make the most of sacrificing of the weeds to get the maximum mileage towards the preservation of the ancient art of the god of Mother Nature. These strategies will also apply to helping help her recover the maximum amount of her natural health, natural wealth, and natural beauty as she can. This is a health, wealth and beauty that has been in decline ever since the culture of the allegorical Able and Cain, the animal, and plant and land controllers, and the culture of the legendary King David the gold hoarder, started taking control of the planet and its populace.

We will meet at the kiosk at the northern of the 2 parking lots at Lincoln Park, across from Rose St. No pre-registration required.

And don’t worry about sitting in a stuffy temple, church or mosque, listening to a boring sermon, as the sermon will be delivered either while walking or sitting outdoors in a relatively beautiful natural area. As you will either be pleasantly plucking at the sacrificial weeds, wildly ripping them out by their roots, or just enjoying being in nature, if you prefer, you can ignore the sermon! And if you have had enough before 1:30 you can always peel off early!

While all weed sacrifice can be done bare handed, if you have a pair of work gloves, and maybe a Hori Hori weeding knife, you could bring them.

Feb
4
Sat
2017
Gibbous Moon Walk with the Stars, Owls and Trees @ Lincoln Park
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures for Gibbous Moon Walk with the Stars, Owls and Others @ Lincoln Park With a bright, gibbous moon high in the sky, we’ll look and listen, and hoot for the owls. We’ll learn about the wealth of our local natural community at night. We might see the moon and some stars if the clouds cooperate. While the owls may be quiet and not showing themselves, the herbs, shrubs and trees can’t hide and we can always learn a bit about them or any member of the natural community we can see, hear, smell or taste, and a hike in nature at night is always an adventure!

I ask that people pre-register for me to manage the group size by e-mailing me: ecostewart@gmail.com or phoning me: 206 932-7225 (I still haven’t learned how to use my cell). We meet by the kiosk at the northern of Lincoln Park’s two parking lots, Across from SW Rose St., between SW Thistle St. at the south end, and SW Monroe St. at the north end.

No fee is required, but I ask that people offer any form of support they are comfortable with that would help me continue my efforts to inspire and teach people about the true wealth of nature, while teaching better stewardship of our natural community, building, in the process, a healthier human community.