West Seattle Event Calendar

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/performance to be listed here? Please send basic info AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thanks! Please include full details AS PLAIN TEXT IN YOUR E-MAIL, *not* in an attached doc/poster/flyer/etc. A web link for more info helps too. Thank you!

ADMIRAL THEATER SCHEDULE (updated link)

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

Mar
30
Fri
2012
Washington wine tasting and pairings at Metropolitan Market @ Metropolitan Market-Admiral
Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Celebrate spring with a complimentary wine tasting at Metropolitan Market, paired with the freshest meats and seafood

What: Spring is in the air and there’s no better way to celebrate than to combine Washington wine with mouthwatering Kurobuta Ham, roasted lamb, and fresh Columbia King Salmon.

When & Where:
· Friday, March 30 from 5-7 PM at Admiral, 2320 42nd Ave SW., Seattle

Bin 41’s ‘almost second anniversary’ @ Bin 41 wine shop
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Announcement:

Weekly Tasting Friday (3/30): ALMOST 2…anniversary tasting – part 1!
Since April Fool’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, we’ve decided to celebrate the Friday before and after. We’re kicking off our 2-part celebration this Friday with a tasting of our own 41 wines. If you weren’t aware, Jon and I have been making wine on a casual level for the past seven years. In 2009 we bumped up our production to barrel format with a total of 3 barrels or 75 cases per year (about as boutique as it gets :). We’ll have ‘2’ vintages to compare of both our Chardonnay and our Pinot Noir (the 2009 Pinot is sold out except for 1 case we held back for the tasting). In addition, we’ll be releasing our first ever Cabernet Sauvignon that we made from Horse Heaven Hills from 2009. This is your chance to taste the full line-up…swing by the bin any time between 6-7:30 pm.…

Mar
31
Sat
2012
Vivir Living Foods tastings at Chaco Canyon Café-West Seattle @ Chaco Canyon Organic Café-West Seattle
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

As announced by West Seattle-based Vivir Living Foods:

In March of this year, West Seattle organic restaurant, Chaco Canyon began carrying Vivir Living Foods, another West Seattle company.

On Saturday, March 31st, Chaco Canyon is hosting a free tasting of Vivir Living Foods products from noon until 2:00 PM. Included in the tasting are Vivir’s Bunny In The Raw and Bunny Bites Back… just in time for Easter.

Come by and have a taste and check out these handmade chocolate bunnies made fresh this week! Chaco Canyon is located on Alaska between 35th and Fauntleroy Way.

Apr
7
Sat
2012
Admiral Safeway wine tasting, food pairing, art showcase @ Admiral Safeway
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

As Safeway continues its month of disability awareness, this event is scheduled: “A special wine tasting and food pairing, with a guest artist showcasing artwork that is inspired by the artist’s son, who has autism. The artist is Leslie Nan Moon.”

Apr
14
Sat
2012
Native Plants and Blooms of Seattle @ Lincoln Park
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Event at Lincoln Park with naturalist Stewart Wechsler. Full details and summary on his events calendar.

Apr
17
Tue
2012
Native Plants and Blooms of Seattle, at Lincoln Park @ Lincoln Park
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Event at Lincoln Park with naturalist Stewart Wechsler. Full details and summary on his events calendar.

Apr
21
Sat
2012
Wine tasting @ Admiral Safeway
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WINE TASTING

Location: Admiral Safeway
Date: Saturday April 21st, 2012
Time: Noon – 4:00 pm

Featured Wines

Sterling Organic Sauvignon Blanc
Pacific Rim Organic Riesling
H3 (Horse Haven Hills) red

May
1
Tue
2012
Dream Dinners’ May open house @ Dream Dinners - Alaska Junction (WSB sponsor)
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Full details here! Come try the May menu, see what it’s like to assemble a dinner, raffle tickets, free book, more.

May
12
Sat
2012
Go birding with Stewart the naturalist @ Lincoln Park
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Announced by local naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Peak songbird migration! – Lincoln Park – Saturday, May 12th 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Full details from the event calendar on his site:
stewardshipadventures.com/ai1ec_event/peak-songbird-migration-lincoln-park/?instance_id=117

May
17
Thu
2012
West Seattle Wine Cellars’ Thursday tasting @ West Seattle Wine Cellars
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From the West Seattle Cellars (WSB sponsor) e-mail announcement (and remember they’re donating a percentage of sales tonight to West Seattle Helpline):

Thursday, May 17, 5:30 to 8:00 – French Wines, from Louis/Dressner
Louis/Dressner Selections is a highly respected portfolio of wines, predominately French and Spanish, that are made with passion, integrity, and a respect for the traditions of their region of origin. You can count on Louis/Dressner wines to be hand-harvested and made with natural yeasts, minimal intervention, and little or no filtration. In other words, pure expressions of place. Greg Giere, of Cordon Selections, has picked out a great line-up of Dressner wines from throughout France, that he will be pouring for us this Thursday night:

Domaine de la Pépière, Muscadet – From the Atlantic coast region of the Loire, this is the quintessential seafood wine. From older vines, and with extended lees contact, this Muscadet is bracingly fresh and crisp, with surprising depth.
Domaine François Pinon, Vouvray, Silex Noir – Further inland, is the Touraine district of the Loire, where this Chenin Blanc is grown on silex (flint) soils, giving the wine great concentration, with lovely notes of honeysuckle and oyster shells.
Domaine Bernard Baudry, Chinon, “Les Granges” – Here’s a red wine from Chinon, also in the Touraine district. It’s 100% Cabernet Franc from young vines, planted on gravel soils. Supple, fruity, and perfect for simple foods and cheeses.
Château d’Oupia, Tradition – Now down south to Minervois. This Carignan/Syrah/Grenache blend is aromatic, elegant, and balanced, with lots of dark fruit. The ideal bistro wine.
Eric Texier, Côtes du Rhône – Next we move east, to the Rhône valley, where Texier makes his character-driven wines, following organic and biodynamic practices.
Domaine Franck Peillot, Mondeuse – Finally, we travel to Bugey, just west of the Savoie region, near the French Alps. This Mondeuse, a distinctive local varietal, is juicy, peppery, and full of flavor.
Renardat-Fâche, Cerdon du Bugey – Cerdon du Bugey is a semi-dry, sparkling Rosé that never fails to enchant tasters whenever we pour it. Delicate, berry-scented, and refreshing, it’s a great summer aperitif.

May
19
Sat
2012
Western Tanagers, Warbling Vireos, Wilson’s Warblers of Camp Long @ Camp Long
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Western Tanagers, Warbling Vireos and Wilson’s Warblers of Camp Long
with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:
http://www.stewardshipadventures.com/ai1ec_event/western-tanagers-warbling-vireos-and-wilsons-warblers-of-camp-long-west-seattle/?instance_id=130

May
24
Thu
2012
Chardonnay tasting at Bin 41 @ Bin 41 wine shop
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From Bin 41 in The Junction:

May 24th has been designated a social media global #ChardDay. A varietal so widely loved but sometimes completely overworked by so many winemakers, our goal is to show you the beauty, elegance and grace that Chardonnay has to offer. Join us as we join folks around the world to sip and savor a range of Chards from Chablis style to barrel fermented and aged. We’ll be sharing wines from Burgundy and Oregon (one wine from limited production, less than 75 cases, is being shipped up just for the tasting…not available anywhere else in the market!) as well as a few great local examples. And for our fellow burghounds out there…we have aSPECIAL TREAT to share with you from Bichot at the tasting! And, a tank sample bottle of a new Oregon preview just arrived that we’ll be sharing tomorrow night. We have one bottle of that one to share with you so arrive earlier than later to try it! We hope you’ll join us for this non-regular tasting night and share in some delicious wines.

May
31
Thu
2012
Weekly wine-tasting at West Seattle Cellars @ West Seattle Cellars
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The weekly free tasting at West Seattle Cellars (WSB sponsor):

Thursday, May 31, 5:30 to 8:00 – June Collector’s Club Wines, plus two Bonus Wines
We’ve come up with another fun line-up this month. You’ll notice that most of the wines are from a little closer to home this time-not a plan but it turned out to be a bit of a theme. And tasty wines all! Come and give them a try this Thursday. Our line-up:

Cedergreen, Sauvignon Blanc – A long-time shop favorite for its crisp, clean flavor, and recent winner of the “Oyster Award” at the 2012 Pacific Coast Oyster Wine Competition.
Brian Carter, Oriana – A lovely, aromatic blend of two Rhône grapes: Viognier and Roussanne, with a touch of Riesling. Brian Carter is a master of blending, and that is in full evidence in this always popular wine.
Les Vignerons d’Estézargues, Les Génestas – A single-vineyard Rhône blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre. Traditional in style, with smooth, spicy flavors.
Oller del Mas, Petit Bernat – A huge hit at a recent tasting, this Spanish wine is based on Picapoll Negre, though it is listed as Cab Franc on the label (long story). Very complex and flavorful!
Odisea, Tempranillo – This Tempranillo is made from clones from the Ribera del Duero, at a small, Napa-based winery. It is smooth, rich, and velvety-textured.
Angel Vine, Primitivo – Oregon winery makes wine from Italian version of Zinfandel, with fruit grown in Washington. It only sounds confusing. It’s a winner!

Bonus Wines: As always, we’ll open a couple of extra wines to make it an even eight:
NW Wine Academy, Rosé – It’s Rosé season folks, and here’s one made from Nebbiolo, Mourvédre, Cinsault, Cabernet Franc by the wine program at South Seattle Community College. In fact, it was made by Cassie’s class!
Cedergreen Chenin Blanc – Since we’re tasting Cedergreen’s Sauv Blanc, let’s try the Chenin as well. Made in the style of a Loire Chenin-very fresh and invigorating.

Jun
22
Fri
2012
Nature walk for the latest sunset of the summer @ Lincoln Park
Jun 22 @ 8:45 pm – 10:15 pm

With West Seattle naturalist Stewart Wechsler in Lincoln Park. Full details on his website.

Jun
26
Tue
2012
West Seattle Hi-Yu White Rose Reception @ Fauntleroy Church
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The 2012 West Seattle Hi-Yu White Rose Reception will take place from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Fauntleroy Church, UCC, 9140 California Ave SW in West Seattle. This event is for women only and is a celebration of past and present Hi-Yu royalty. Come and share your Hi-Yu memories and learn about this year’s plans for our community festival. Past royalty are encouraged to wear or bring your crowns and memory scrapbooks. Tickets are available at the door for $10 and every ticket comes with two raffle tickets. For more information about Hi-Yu past and present please see our website at www.hiyu.com.

Jun
30
Sat
2012
Beer tasting at Admiral Safeway @ Admiral Safeway
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

June 30th Beer Tasting

Admiral Safeway

Time: 2 PM – 6 PM

Featured Beverages: Mikes on the Rocks Hurricane/Mikes on the Rocks Tea/Mikes Strawberry Margarita

Come and bring your friends!

Jul
5
Thu
2012
Thursday wine tastings at South Seattle Community College @ Northwest Wine Academy
Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Wednesday and Thursday during the Summer Quarter from 1-4pm (except for Independence Day) we will feature at least one of our wines as well as a selection of wines from around the world! Tastings are complimentary and open to all over the age of 21. Come check us out!

Jul
11
Wed
2012
Wednesday wine tastings at South Seattle Community College @ Northwest Wine Academy
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Every Wednesday and Thursday during the Summer Quarter from 1-4 pm (except for Independence Day) we will feature at least one of our wines as well as a selection of wines from around the world! Tastings are complimentary and open to all over the age of 21. Come check us out!

Jul
12
Thu
2012
Thursday wine tastings at South Seattle Community College @ Northwest Wine Academy
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Wednesday and Thursday during the Summer Quarter from 1-4pm (except for Independence Day) we will feature at least one of our wines as well as a selection of wines from around the world! Tastings are complimentary and open to all over the age of 21. Come check us out!

Jul
18
Wed
2012
Wednesday wine tastings at South Seattle Community College @ Northwest Wine Academy
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Every Wednesday and Thursday during the Summer Quarter from 1-4 pm (except for Independence Day) we will feature at least one of our wines as well as a selection of wines from around the world! Tastings are complimentary and open to all over the age of 21. Come check us out!

Jul
19
Thu
2012
Thursday wine tastings at South Seattle Community College @ Northwest Wine Academy
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Wednesday and Thursday during the Summer Quarter from 1-4pm (except for Independence Day) we will feature at least one of our wines as well as a selection of wines from around the world! Tastings are complimentary and open to all over the age of 21. Come check us out!

Jul
25
Wed
2012
Wednesday wine tastings at South Seattle Community College @ Northwest Wine Academy
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Every Wednesday and Thursday during the Summer Quarter from 1-4 pm (except for Independence Day) we will feature at least one of our wines as well as a selection of wines from around the world! Tastings are complimentary and open to all over the age of 21. Come check us out!

Jul
26
Thu
2012
Thursday wine tastings at South Seattle Community College @ Northwest Wine Academy
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Wednesday and Thursday during the Summer Quarter from 1-4pm (except for Independence Day) we will feature at least one of our wines as well as a selection of wines from around the world! Tastings are complimentary and open to all over the age of 21. Come check us out!

Jul
27
Fri
2012
Wine tasting at Bin 41 @ Bin 41
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Friday’s wine tasting on July 27th from 6:00-7:30 pm at Bin 41 will feature Fabulous French Finds. From Bin 41:

We’ll be joined by Chad of C&G Wines as we share an array of super tasty French wines. The line-up will include a Muscadet Jon tried recently and put on the top of his list for must have summer seafood menus. We’ll also share a Macon Village fav of one of our Sunday Market regulars, a new rose to the bin, a Cabernet Franc from the Loire and of course a Burgundy rouge. All I can say is
y-u-m-m-y!!! We hope you’ll join us!

Aug
1
Wed
2012
Wednesday wine tastings at South Seattle Community College @ Northwest Wine Academy
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Every Wednesday and Thursday during the Summer Quarter from 1-4 pm (except for Independence Day) we will feature at least one of our wines as well as a selection of wines from around the world! Tastings are complimentary and open to all over the age of 21. Come check us out!

Aug
2
Thu
2012
Thursday wine tastings at South Seattle Community College @ Northwest Wine Academy
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Wednesday and Thursday during the Summer Quarter from 1-4pm (except for Independence Day) we will feature at least one of our wines as well as a selection of wines from around the world! Tastings are complimentary and open to all over the age of 21. Come check us out!

Aug
8
Wed
2012
Wednesday wine tastings at South Seattle Community College @ Northwest Wine Academy
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Every Wednesday and Thursday during the Summer Quarter from 1-4 pm (except for Independence Day) we will feature at least one of our wines as well as a selection of wines from around the world! Tastings are complimentary and open to all over the age of 21. Come check us out!

Special Wednesday wine tasting at Bin 41 @ Bin 41
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Stop by Bin 41 from 6-7:30 pm for a special wine tasting featuring New Zealand winemaker Mike Weersing of Pyramid Valley Vineyards. More from Bin 41:

We’ve had him scheduled twice since we’ve opened, and both times the earthquakes occurred in New Zealand (no kidding). We were afraid to reschedule, but this time Mike had the tripped planned to Seattle and had an evening free. So we jumped on the opportunity to host him. His wines are truly exceptional and unique.

Mike and Claudia purchased their farm in the Pyramid Valley, near Waikari in North Canterbury in 2000. Together they biodynamically farm their vineyards. Mike studied oenology and viticulture in Burgundy both at the Lycee Viticole in Beaune and the Universite de Bourgogne in Dijon. He honed his skills working extensively for producers throughout Europe including Hubert de Montile, Domaine de la Pousse d’Or, and Nicolas Potel in Burgundy; Jean-Michel Deiss and Marc Kreydenweiss in Alsace; and Ernst Loosen in the Mosel.

Swing into the bin to meet the winemaker and sip on a sampling of his exceptional riesling, chardonnay and pinot noir wines!

Aug
9
Thu
2012
Thursday wine tastings at South Seattle Community College @ Northwest Wine Academy
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Wednesday and Thursday during the Summer Quarter from 1-4pm (except for Independence Day) we will feature at least one of our wines as well as a selection of wines from around the world! Tastings are complimentary and open to all over the age of 21. Come check us out!

Wine tasting and live music at C & P Coffee Co. @ C&P Coffee Company
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

C & P Coffee Company is hosting a wine tasting with live music on Thursday, August 9th from 6-8 pm. More from C & P:

Relax with a glass of wine and feel the warmth of Choro Tocando and the music of Brazil.
Wine club meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Join us as we explore a new theme each month and feel free to bring an appetizer!
$5.00 tasting fee or wines by the glass or bottle. 21 and older please.

Aug
15
Wed
2012
Wednesday wine tastings at South Seattle Community College @ Northwest Wine Academy
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Every Wednesday and Thursday during the Summer Quarter from 1-4 pm (except for Independence Day) we will feature at least one of our wines as well as a selection of wines from around the world! Tastings are complimentary and open to all over the age of 21. Come check us out!

Aug
16
Thu
2012
Thursday wine tastings at South Seattle Community College @ Northwest Wine Academy
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Wednesday and Thursday during the Summer Quarter from 1-4pm (except for Independence Day) we will feature at least one of our wines as well as a selection of wines from around the world! Tastings are complimentary and open to all over the age of 21. Come check us out!

Aug
23
Thu
2012
Siren Song wine tasting event at Shanti Salon & Spa @ Shanti Salon & Spa
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From Shanti Salon & Spa:

Please join us Thursday, August 23rd, from 6-8pm to experience Aveda and Siren Song Wines. Taste wines from local West Seattle winery Siren Song while being pampered by the experts at Shanti. Reserve your ticket for $20 and receive a relaxing hand treatment, a head, neck and shoulder massage, a sensory journey, and make-up touch ups; all while enjoying delicious wines and snacks. We will then give the cost of your ticket back to you as a $20 gift certificate to use for purchasing Aveda products at Shanti! On top of all of this we will stamp your Passport For Beauty card and enter your name to win a gift basket of items from Shanti and Siren Song. A limited number of tickets are available. We hope you can join us. To purchase tickets for this event over the phone please call 206.932.5988. Reservations are also available on location: 2138 California Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98116.

Sep
6
Thu
2012
#PinotSmackdown wine tasting @ Bin 41
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At Bin 41 on September 6th, 6pm-8pm, wine lovers the world over will be coming together to celebrate Pinot Noir, with a competitive twist. The good people at the Anthem have partnered with Bin 41 in West Seattle to bring Seattle 3 Pinot Noirs from Oregon and 3 from Burgundy. Join us and bring your twitter machine to participate in the #PinotSmackdown and help carry Oregon Pinot Noir to victory. Facebook event page here.

Sep
15
Sat
2012
Seattle Bee Works honey harvest event @ West Seattle Produce
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join West Seattle Produce Co. and Seattle Bee Works for a honey harvest! Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 12 pm to 4 pm. Meet and chat with local beekeepers; watch and learn how honey is extracted from the comb; sample and buy local honey! Facebook page here.

Sep
29
Sat
2012
‘What’s Happening in Lincoln Park?’ field trip @ Lincoln Park, north parking lot
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

“What’s Happening in Lincoln Park: A Walking Tour” will be Saturday, Sept 29, 10 am-noon. Join volunteer forest stewards Lisa McGinty and Sharon Baker at the north kiosk to learn about the park and forest restoration efforts by Friends of Lincoln Park. Also learn what you can do to help with invasive-plant removal as you take your own walk in the park. Free. Details at 464-1068 or sabaker41@gmail.com

Oct
6
Sat
2012
Fauntleroy Creek Watershed Walk @ Original Bakery
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fauntleroy Creek Watershed Walk
When: Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: Meet at Original Bakery, 9253 45th Avenue SW
What: Join Chas Redmond, Board Member of Feet First and Sustainable West Seattle, on an adventure through Fauntleroy Park, a 28-acre wooded ravine on the western slope of the West Seattle peninsula. Travel through time to experience a remnant of the coastal forest environment that one stretched across the Puget Sound region, and learn about the native plants, fish, and birds that still make their home here.

RSVP at: http://feet-first.ticketleap.com/watershed-walk-fauntleroy-creek-/
This is a family friendly walk. Space is limited, reserve your spot today!
More details:

As a part of the launch of In Motion, individuals are invited to attend fun and engaging walks focused on the intersection between the built and natural environments in their community. The West Seattle Walks Series steps out with the first walk beginning on Saturday, October 6.

Join Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors Chas Redmond, Bryan Fiedorczyk, and Cathy and Jake Jaramillo on guided walks that will inspire, connect, and inform participants about unique features in West Seattle. Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors help promote safer, more walkable communities by leading neighborhood walks inviting groups to connect with their surroundings and share knowledge while improving personal and environmental health. The first two walks in the series will educate walk participants about the natural ecology of the Fauntleroy and Longfellow Creek Watersheds while taking time to enjoy the beautiful natural environment and wildlife that inhabits it. The third walk in this series gives participants a bird’s eye view of West Seattle’s beautiful landscapes from the tops of Alki’s outdoor stairways.

Feet First Executive Director Lisa Quinn said, “The Neighborhood Walks provide an enjoyable opportunity for people to learn about the relationship between their actions and a healthy environment and vibrant neighborhood. Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors share their knowledge and experiences of the natural and built environments with their neighbors in a different, more intimate way.”

These West Seattle Walks are a collaborative effort by Feet First and InMotion.

More about Feet First:
For the past ten years, Feet First has worked to ensure that all communities in Washington state 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.

Oct
10
Wed
2012
Spanish wine tasting @ The Cask
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday, October 10th at The Cask: Spanish Wine Tasting 6-9 pm. $10 to taste, includes shared appetizers.

Oct
20
Sat
2012
West Seattle Neighborhood bird walk, beginner’s level @ Constellation Park
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Join in a beginner’s level West Seattle Neighborhood bird walk sponsored by Seattle Audubon Society!

Where: Meet at the north end of Constellation Park, where Alki Ave SW becomes Beach Drive S.W., just around the corner from the Alki Point Lighthouse

Bring your own binoculars or scope & a jacket or rain gear

Website Information: follow the link to “Neighborhood Bird Walks”

Roxhill Park tour @ Roxhill Park
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Members of the Washington Native Plant Society will lead a tour of Roxhill Park on Saturday, Oct. 20th, 10 am–noon. Muster at the parking lot near the restrooms (off of 29th Ave SW). Learn about the historic peat bog, much of which became Westwood Village; the trials and triumphs of extensive restoration, and current opportunities to be involved. Contact: Scott Blackstock, scottie1039@aol.com.

“Alki from Above” Stairway Walk
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“Alki from Above” Stairway Walk
When: Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: Meet at the Metro 57 Bus Stop, near 49th Ave. SW and SW Spokane St.
What: Join Cathy and Jake Jaramillo, Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors and authors of “Seattle Stairway Walks,” coming to bookstores early next year, on this panoramic survey of Alki and Schmitz Park which will open your eyes while exercising your mind and body! On this walk, you’ll wind down the narrow, tree-lined lanes of North Admiral before reaching our first flights of stairs above Alki Beach. You’ll pause to take in views of Alki, the Sound and the Olympics before heading down a final stairway to the waterfront. Eventually, you’ll turn back from the beach and back up the bluff, to find a set of tucked-away stairs that lead past a tiny pocket of charming homes and back toward Admiral Way. On the other side of Admiral, you can look down from a 1920s-vintage bridge into Schmitz Park Preserve before switch-backing down timber stairs into the Preserve itself. Schmitz Park Preserve is one of only two places in Seattle with remaining old-growth forest, and you will use its winding trails to get up-close views of its towering trees and lovely creek.

*RSVP at:* http://feet-first.ticketleap.com/alki-from-above-stairway-walk/
/This is a family friendly walk. Space is limited, reserve your spot today!

For more information, contact Darcy Edmunds by emailing darcy@feetfirst.org or calling 206-652-2310, ext. 5.

More details:

As a part of the launch of In Motion, individuals are invited to attend fun and engaging walks focused on the intersection between the built and natural environments in their community. The West Seattle Walks Series steps out with the first walk beginning on Saturday, October 6.

Join Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors Chas Redmond, Bryan Fiedorczyk, and Cathy and Jake Jaramillo on guided walks that will inspire, connect, and inform participants about unique features in West Seattle. Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors help promote safer, more walkable communities by leading neighborhood walks inviting groups to connect with their surroundings and share knowledge while improving personal and environmental health. The first two walks in the series will educate walk participants about the natural ecology of the Fauntleroy and Longfellow Creek Watersheds while taking time to enjoy the beautiful natural environment and wildlife that inhabits it. The third walk in this series gives participants a bird’s eye view of West Seattle’s beautiful landscapes from the tops of Alki’s outdoor stairways.

Feet First Executive Director Lisa Quinn said, “The Neighborhood Walks provide an enjoyable opportunity for people to learn about the relationship between their actions and a healthy environment and vibrant neighborhood. Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors share their knowledge and experiences of the natural and built environments with their neighbors in a different, more intimate way.”

These West Seattle Walks are a collaborative effort by Feet First and InMotion.

More about Feet First:
For the past ten years, Feet First has worked to ensure that all communities in Washington state 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.

Oct
25
Thu
2012
Free wine tastings at West Seattle Cellars
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Cellars is offering free wine tastings every Thursday from 5:30-8:00 pm in their shop. Each tasting usually features particular region, winemaker, or importer, and there are often winemakers or importers on hand to talk about their wines. Casual, for ages 21 and over. To see who’s scheduled this week, go to here.

Oct
27
Sat
2012
Stottle Winery Fall Wine Release @ Stottle Winery Tasting Room
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Saturday October 27th and Sunday October 28th. Stottle Winery tasting room at 3400 Harbor Ave. SW, Suite 113, Seattle 98126. Stottle Winery is releasing its 2009 Barbera and Blend wines from noon to 5:30pm each day. The 2009 Barbera comes from the prestigious Sagemoor vineyards in Columbia Valley and the 2009 Blend is 62% Sangiovese and 25% Nebbiolo from Elerding vineyards in Horse Heaven Hills along with 13% of the Sagemoor vineyards Barbera. Standard tasting fees apply. Come by and try the new wines.

Legends of Lincoln Park Walking Tour
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Everyone is welcome to the Log House Museum‘s “Legends of Lincoln Park Walking Tour” October 27th 1-3 pm. Led by Peder Nelson, walking tour aficionado. Meet in the north parking lot across from Fauntleroy and Rose St. Some rugged terrain and stairs involved, dress for cool weather. We will walk rain or shine! Facebook event page is here.

Oct
28
Sun
2012
Stottle Winery Fall Wine Release @ Stottle Winery Tasting Room
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Saturday October 27th and Sunday October 28th. Stottle Winery tasting room at 3400 Harbor Ave. SW, Suite 113, Seattle 98126. Stottle Winery is releasing its 2009 Barbera and Blend wines from noon to 5:30pm each day. The 2009 Barbera comes from the prestigious Sagemoor vineyards in Columbia Valley and the 2009 Blend is 62% Sangiovese and 25% Nebbiolo from Elerding vineyards in Horse Heaven Hills along with 13% of the Sagemoor vineyards Barbera. Standard tasting fees apply. Come by and try the new wines.

Oct
30
Tue
2012
Tot Trek – Happy Halloween Hike @ Camp Long
Oct 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Join a Seattle volunteer naturalist for an exploration of some of the animals associated with Halloween. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume. No strollers, please. All children must be accompanied by an adult. One adult may accompany up to two children.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 10:30 – 11:45am
Location: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center, 5200 35th Ave SW

Pre-Registration is required:
$8 adult/child pair. $4 each additional person
Contact Phone 206-684-7435
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

Nov
1
Thu
2012
Free wine tastings at West Seattle Cellars
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Cellars is offering free wine tastings every Thursday from 5:30-8:00 pm in their shop. Each tasting usually features particular region, winemaker, or importer, and there are often winemakers or importers on hand to talk about their wines. Casual, for ages 21 and over. To see who’s scheduled this week, go to here.

Nov
3
Sat
2012
High Point Neighborhood Walk @ High Point Library
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

High Point Neighborhood Walk
Urban Design, Green Building, Transportation Mobility and Low Impact Development
When: Saturday, November 3rd, 1 pm – 3 pm
Where: Meet outside the High Point Library, 3411 SW Raymond
What: The fourth walk in this series will be led by Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador Timothy Lowry, PE, LEED AP, transportation planner, and watershed planner. Participants will join Timothy on an urban field tour of the High Point neighborhood to learn about this Smart Growth community’s innovative planning and sustainable design. Participants will also learn about Low Impact Development and Green Stormwater Infrastructure installations and how it relates to the Longfellow Creek watershed.

RSVP at: http://feet-first.ticketleap.com/admin/events/high-point-neighborhood-walk–urban-design-green-building-transp.

This is a family friendly walk. Space is limited, reserve your spot today!
More details:


As a part of the launch of West Seattle InMotion, residents are invited to attend fun and engaging walks focused on the intersection between the built and natural environments in their community. The West Seattle Walks Series continues with the fourth and final walk on Saturday, November 3, during which participants will tour
one of Seattle’s key sustainable developments.

Throughout October, Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors Chas Redmond, Bryan Fiedorczyk, and Cathy and Jake Jaramillo led well-attended guided walks covering unique features in West Seattle including Fauntleroy Park, Alki from Above, and the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail. These Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors are Feet First
volunteers who help promote safer, more walkable communities by leading neighborhood walks. Over 50 residents of West Seattle and surrounding areas came together to walk, learn about their community, connect with neighbors, and enjoy the beautiful fall scenery.

Feet First Executive Director Lisa Quinn said, “The Neighborhood Walks provide an enjoyable opportunity for people to learn about the relationship between their actions and a healthy environment and vibrant neighborhood. Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors share their knowledge and experiences of the natural and built environments with their neighbors in a unique and intimate way.”

More about Feet First:
For the past ten years, 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.

Nov
8
Thu
2012
Free wine tastings at West Seattle Cellars
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Cellars is offering free wine tastings every Thursday from 5:30-8:00 pm in their shop. Each tasting usually features particular region, winemaker, or importer, and there are often winemakers or importers on hand to talk about their wines. Casual, for ages 21 and over. To see who’s scheduled this week, go to here.

Nov
14
Wed
2012
Sam Smith Beer Tasting @ The Cask
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday November 14th at The Cask, enjoy Sam Smith Beer Tasting 6:00-9:00 pm.
$15 includes shared appetizers.

Nov
15
Thu
2012
Free wine tastings at West Seattle Cellars
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Cellars is offering free wine tastings every Thursday from 5:30-8:00 pm in their shop. Each tasting usually features particular region, winemaker, or importer, and there are often winemakers or importers on hand to talk about their wines. Casual, for ages 21 and over. To see who’s scheduled this week, go to here.

Nov
16
Fri
2012
Northwest Wine Academy Fall wine release tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come celebrate as South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor) releases their newest student produced wines. Free wine tasting and nibbles! 12:00-5:00 pm in the NWWA Tasting Room – Wine and Welding Building (maps and directions here). Full details from SSCC:

Autumn Wine Release and Sale – Award-winning, student-produced wines featured
Find the perfect wine to complement to your holiday meals at the Northwest Wine Academy’s Fall release event. Enjoy wine tasting and light hors d’oeuvres, while perusing a wide selection of wine-themed gift baskets.

The Northwest Wine Academy will be releasing two red wines: their 2011 Mourvedre and 2011 Nebbiolo, along with one white wine, their 2011 Chardonnay. In addition, their 2011 Rose will be offered at half price.

There will also be an opportunity to purchase four different Syrahs individually, which were originally only available as a four pack: the 2009 Phelps Clone Syrah, 2009 Tablas Creek Syrah, 2009 Clone 7 Syrah, and 2009 3 Clones Blend Syrah, which is an equal blend of Phelps, Tablas Creek, and Clone 7 Syrahs.

Thursday, November 15, 12-5 pm
Friday, and Saturday, November 16 – 17th, 12-6 pm

Northwest Wine Academy
Wine & Welding Building
South Seattle Community College
6000 16th Avenue SW
(206) 764-7942

South Seattle Community College’s Northwest Wine Academy is a first-of-its-kind program in Western Washington and offers three certificate programs – Wine Making, Wine Marketing & Sales, and Food & Wine Pairing. The Academy complements the college’s highly regarded and award-winning Culinary Arts program and the new bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management program.

The event is free and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located on the South Seattle Community College campus across from Bernie’s restaurant. Parking is available in the North entry parking lot.

Nov
17
Sat
2012
Northwest Wine Academy Fall wine release tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come celebrate as South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor) releases their newest student produced wines. Free wine tasting and nibbles! 12:00-5:00 pm in the NWWA Tasting Room – Wine and Welding Building (maps and directions here). Full details from SSCC:

Autumn Wine Release and Sale – Award-winning, student-produced wines featured
Find the perfect wine to complement to your holiday meals at the Northwest Wine Academy’s Fall release event. Enjoy wine tasting and light hors d’oeuvres, while perusing a wide selection of wine-themed gift baskets.

The Northwest Wine Academy will be releasing two red wines: their 2011 Mourvedre and 2011 Nebbiolo, along with one white wine, their 2011 Chardonnay. In addition, their 2011 Rose will be offered at half price.

There will also be an opportunity to purchase four different Syrahs individually, which were originally only available as a four pack: the 2009 Phelps Clone Syrah, 2009 Tablas Creek Syrah, 2009 Clone 7 Syrah, and 2009 3 Clones Blend Syrah, which is an equal blend of Phelps, Tablas Creek, and Clone 7 Syrahs.

Thursday, November 15, 12-5 pm
Friday, and Saturday, November 16 – 17th, 12-6 pm

Northwest Wine Academy
Wine & Welding Building
South Seattle Community College
6000 16th Avenue SW
(206) 764-7942

South Seattle Community College’s Northwest Wine Academy is a first-of-its-kind program in Western Washington and offers three certificate programs – Wine Making, Wine Marketing & Sales, and Food & Wine Pairing. The Academy complements the college’s highly regarded and award-winning Culinary Arts program and the new bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management program.

The event is free and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located on the South Seattle Community College campus across from Bernie’s restaurant. Parking is available in the North entry parking lot.

Nighttime at the Beach @ Me Kwa Mooks Beach
Nov 17 @ 10:00 pm – 11:59 pm

When: Saturday, November 17, 2012, 10 pm – 12 am
Where: Me Kwa Mooks Beach
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $5 per person

Gather your friends and family and join a Seattle volunteer naturalist to share in the fun of exploring the fascinating world of intertidal life by flashlight! Please wear very warm clothing and waterproof footwear. Please bring a flashlight if you have one or borrow one from us. All ages welcome as long as you can walk on slippery seaweed and stay up late into the night. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please meet at Me Kwa Mooks beach, across from Me-Kwa-Mooks Park (4503 Beach Dr. SW)

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

Nov
20
Tue
2012
Beer pairing class: What goes with Thanksgiving dinner? @ Marination Ma Kai
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Marination Ma Kai’s beer director Robyn Schumacher is hosting the first of a series of beer tasting classes on November 20th, 6-7 pm:

In this one-hour class, we’ll be sampling 5 beers that pair well with a traditional Thanksgiving meal. We’ll discuss how to taste beer, how to pair beer with food, and how to impress family and friends with your newly-acquired beer knowledge. It will give you something to talk about other than religion and politics.

November 20th from 6-7 pm. Discounted pints available after 7 pm for all participants.

$25 gets you 5 beer tastings and 2 tacos or sliders + a free raffle ticket for the first Marination Ma Kai pint glass!

~ ~

Northwest’s First Female Cicerone to Lead Light-Hearted Class That Teaches Beer Pairing, Tasting and More

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, Seattle’s Marination is giving the city something extra to be thankful for by offering its take on one of this season’s hottest trends: Thanksgiving dinner beer pairing. The tasting and education class will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, from 6:00-7:00 pm at Marination ma kai, on Alki Beach.

Led by Washington State’s first female Cicerone, Robyn Schumacher, the one-hour class will teach thirsty patrons which beers to pair with Thanksgiving dinner, how to pair beer with other food, how to taste beer, and how to impress family and friends with newly acquired beer knowledge. For $25, participants receive five beer tastings, selected for their pairing qualities, a choice of 2 tacos or sliders, and a raffle ticket to win the first ma kai pint glass. Discounted pints are also available after 7:00 p.m. for all participants.

“We LOVE beer. It’s perfect for our food and it pairs well with a variety of other dishes, including Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing,” said Kamala Saxton, Marination’s co-founder. This class enables us to
share our expertise and passion for beer with patrons in the laid-back and inviting atmosphere of Marination ma kai.”

Nov
22
Thu
2012
Free wine tastings at West Seattle Cellars
Nov 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Cellars is offering free wine tastings every Thursday from 5:30-8:00 pm in their shop. Each tasting usually features particular region, winemaker, or importer, and there are often winemakers or importers on hand to talk about their wines. Casual, for ages 21 and over. To see who’s scheduled this week, go to here.

Nov
29
Thu
2012
Free wine tastings at West Seattle Cellars
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Cellars is offering free wine tastings every Thursday from 5:30-8:00 pm in their shop. Each tasting usually features particular region, winemaker, or importer, and there are often winemakers or importers on hand to talk about their wines. Casual, for ages 21 and over. To see who’s scheduled this week, go to here.

Dec
5
Wed
2012
Darby Wines wine tasting @ The Cask
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy fine wine Tasting with Darby English, Winemaker of Darby Wines Wednesday December 5th at The Cask, 6:00-9:00 pm.

Dec
6
Thu
2012
Free wine tastings at West Seattle Cellars
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Cellars is offering free wine tastings every Thursday from 5:30-8:00 pm in their shop. Each tasting usually features particular region, winemaker, or importer, and there are often winemakers or importers on hand to talk about their wines. Casual, for ages 21 and over. To see who’s scheduled this week, go to here.

Dec
9
Sun
2012
Gretchen’s Grains demo at West Seattle PCC
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Update from Gretchen of Gretchen’s Grains: Also this Sunday I will be doing another demo at West Seattle PCC 11:00-3:00. Vegan, gluten-free, quinoa brownies and wheat berry salad.

(PS – Gretchen says GG is being carried at all six Metropolitan Markets now, too. PCC and MM are both WSB sponsors.)

Dec
13
Thu
2012
Free wine tastings at West Seattle Cellars
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Cellars is offering free wine tastings every Thursday from 5:30-8:00 pm in their shop. Each tasting usually features particular region, winemaker, or importer, and there are often winemakers or importers on hand to talk about their wines. Casual, for ages 21 and over. To see who’s scheduled this week, go to here.

Dec
15
Sat
2012
Grower Champagne! tasting @ West Seattle Cellars
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday, December 15, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at West Seattle Cellars (WSB sponsor) it’s Grower Champagne! With Joelle Hand and Chad Slansky. $10 per person tasting fee, refundable with any Champagne purchase. More details on the champagne tasting and upcoming wine tastings:

If there’s one thing that says celebration, it’s Champagne. And if you know anything about us, it’s our commitment to Champagnes from small grower-producers, whose wines speak of the land, the fruit, and the people who make them. Right now we have over 35 different grower Champagnes on our shelves!

You can taste 12 of them this Saturday when we welcome back Joelle Hand, of Cavatappi Distribuzione, and Chad Slansky, of C&G Wines, to pour Champagnes from their excellent portfolios. They’ve each selected a wonderful range of wines, representing the different regions, grapes and styles in Champagne. We’ll have detailed handouts so you can keep track of what you’ve tasted. All we can say is: Don’t miss this one! (We encourage you to come early, as we won’t open any more wines after 5:00.)

From Cavatappi, Joelle will be pouring:
L. Aubry Fils, Brut
Pehu-Simonet, Selection
Paul Bara, Rosé Grand Cru
Camille Savès, Carte Blanche, 1er Cru
Chartogne-Taillet, Cuvée Ste.-Anne
Gaston Chiquet, Carte Verte, Cuvée Tradition

From C&G, Chad will be pouring:
Michel Genet, Chouilly Grand Cru, Extra Brut, Blanc de Blancs
Michel Genet, Chouilly Grand Cru, Esprit, Blanc de Blancs
Claude Genet, Chouilly Grande Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs
Ployez-Jacquemart, Brut Rosé
Domaine Agrapart & Fils, Les Sept Crus Brut, Blanc de Blancs
Domaine Agrapart & Fils, Grand Cru Terroirs Extra Brut Blanc d Blancs

Upcoming Tasting and Event Schedule:

December 15, SATURDAY, 1:00 to 5:00 — Our annual grower Champagne tasting. Note: there will be a small fee for this tasting.

December 20, Thursday, 5:30 to 8:00 — Holiday wines!

December 27, Thursday, 5:30 to 8:00 — January Collector’s Club wines. Open to all!

January 3, Thursday — Closed for our annual break. See you next week!

January 10, Thursday, 5:30 to 9:00 — Argentinean wines, from Tilia. Note extended hours for Art Walk.

January 17, Thursday, 5:30 to 8:00 — Italian wines, from importer, Nardone Wines.

Our tastings are free and take place in the shop every Thursday, between 5:30 and 8:00, except as noted

Nighttime at the Beach @ Me Kwa Mooks Beach
Dec 15 @ 10:00 pm – 11:59 pm

When: Saturday, November 17, 2012, 10 pm – 12 am
Where: Me Kwa Mooks Beach
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $5 per person

Gather your friends and family and join a Seattle volunteer naturalist to share in the fun of exploring the fascinating world of intertidal life by flashlight! Please wear very warm clothing and waterproof footwear. Please bring a flashlight if you have one or borrow one from us. All ages welcome as long as you can walk on slippery seaweed and stay up late into the night. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please meet at Me Kwa Mooks beach, across from Me-Kwa-Mooks Park (4503 Beach Dr. SW)

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

Dec
20
Thu
2012
Free wine tastings at West Seattle Cellars
Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Cellars is offering free wine tastings every Thursday from 5:30-8:00 pm in their shop. Each tasting usually features particular region, winemaker, or importer, and there are often winemakers or importers on hand to talk about their wines. Casual, for ages 21 and over. To see who’s scheduled this week, go to here.

Holiday wines tasting @ West Seattle Cellars
Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

December 20, Thursday, 5:30-8:00 pm, stop in West Seattle Cellars (WSB sponsor) for a tasting of Holiday wines!

Dec
27
Thu
2012
Wine tasting @ West Seattle Cellars
Dec 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

December 27, Thursday, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, drop by West Seattle Cellars (WSB sponsor) to sample wines selected from the upcoming January Collector’s Club wines. Open to all!

Dec
31
Mon
2012
Annual “Tiny Bubbles” tasting @ Bin 41
Dec 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop by Bin 41 in the West Seattle Junction for their annual Tiny Bubbles champagne tasting, 3–5 pm December 31st.

Jan
10
Thu
2013
Argentinean wine tasting @ West Seattle Cellars
Jan 10 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday, January 10th 5:30–9:00 pm stop in at West Seattle Cellars (WSB sponsor) to sample Argentinean wines, from Tilia. (Note extended hours for Art Walk!)

Jan
11
Fri
2013
Nighttime low tide beach walks at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Jan 11 @ 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.

Friday, January 11, 8:30–10:30pm
(Low tide is -2.84 @ 10:27pm)
Friday, February 8, 8:30–10pm
(Low tide is -1.66 @ 9:27pm)

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

Jan
16
Wed
2013
Full Tilt debuts new ice cream flavor! @ West Seattle Thriftway
Jan 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Justin from Full Tilt Ice Cream will be debuting a new ice cream flavor today at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), 3-6 pm. Stop in for a taste!

Wine Tasting with Mark Wysling @ The Cask
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy fine wine tasting at The Cask with Mark Wysling, renowned Yakima Valley winemaker on Wednesday January 16th, 6:00-9:00 pm.

Jan
17
Thu
2013
Italian wine tasting @ West Seattle Cellars
Jan 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

January 17, Thursday, 5:30-8:00 pm stop in at West Seattle Cellars (WSB sponsor) to sample Italian wines, from importer, Nardone Wine.

Jan
19
Sat
2013
ReWilding Club meeting on Vashon Island
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

ReWilding Club meets on Vashon.
Come on outside for morning adventures and explorations into the wilder places of Vashon Island, just a short ferry ride to paradise! Local naturalist Matt McKinney will teach you nature awareness and survival skills for deep connections with yourself, community and nature.

Meets 3rd Saturday January – June from 10 am-1 pm. First meeting is January 19th. For adults and teens (youth 12 and under welcome with an adult).

Donation $15 per person. Check out vashonwildernessprogram.org for more details.

Feb
10
Sun
2013
Chocolate Extravaganza @ Bridge Park Retirement Community
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This weekend at Bridge Park Retirement Community we are having some fun events. Sunday February 10th at 3 pm it’s our Chocolate Extravaganza. Our Executive Chef Colleen Steele will make some wonderful chocolates!

If you have any questions about these events please call Bridge Park at (206) 938-6394.

Feb
20
Wed
2013
Wine tasting with Vashon Winery @ The Cask
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy fine wine tasting at The Cask with Vashon Winery Wines on Wednesday February 20th, 6:00-9:00 pm. $15 to taste, includes shared appetizers.

Feb
24
Sun
2013
Firestone Walker Brewing Tasting Extravaganza @ Super Deli Mar
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

From Min Chung at Super Deli Mart:

An event for any and all beer drinkers in West Seattle. Firestone Walker Brewing has been Medium Size Brewery of the Year for 4 years running and the beers I will be offering has never been brought together under one roof in State of Washington.

This event on February 24th, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, will be an outdoors event and on Feb 19, during the “Happy Hour w/ Firestone Walker” I will start selling the tickets for $30 each. First 200 pre-sell tickets will get you one commemorative FSW sniffer, 8 two to three oz tastes, + 2 drink coupons. Additional drink coupons can be purchased at the counter for $3 and more Tasting tickets will be released on the day of the event for $30, but will not come with FSW sniffer.

I want people to taste one 2-3oz of 16th Anniversary Ale, followed by 1 each of component beers: Stickee Monkee, DDBA, Parabola, Helldorado, Wookey Jack. If they desire to come back and taste 1 more one 2-3oz taste of 16th Anniversary Ale to see if they can pick off the individual taste or any other beers. We will also be serving 12oz cups of reserve ales and filling growlers for $7 each during the event.

Also throughout the event we will have pretzels and peanuts as well as offer finger food such as meatballs, crackers, and our “Original Hoagie Sandwiches” for free of course. We will also be offering cigars for those who want to enjoy it outdoors with bourbon barreled aged beers in exchange for one drink coupon.

Mar
9
Sat
2013
Dusk to Dark @ Lincoln Pk with Owls, Trilliums and Magenta Salmonberry Blooms! @ Lincoln Park @ 8301 Fauntleroy Way Southwest, Seattle, WA 98136, USA
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Not only can we look, listen and hoot for the Barred Owls as it’s getting dark, we can see the recently opened spring blooms from a rare perspective, that is by flashlight!  $15 Adults, $10 kids, seniors – suggested.  If we pull one alien weed that encroaches on the Trilliums their population will grow, rather than shrink!

Dusk to Dark @ Lincoln Pk with Owls, Trilliums and Magenta Salmonberry Blooms! @ Lincoln Park @ 8301 Fauntleroy Way Southwest, Seattle, WA 98136, USA
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Not only can we look, listen and hoot for the Barred Owls as it’s getting dark, we can see the recently opened spring blooms from a rare perspective, that is by flashlight!  $15 Adults, $10 kids, seniors – suggested.  If we pull one alien weed that encroaches on the Trilliums their population will grow, rather than shrink!

Apr
6
Sat
2013
Stottle Wine Release Party @ Stottle Winery Tasting Room
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come and enjoy the release of our new 2009 Sangiovese and our 2008 Nebbiolo. We are offering a complimentary tasting of these wines if you stop by our West Seattle tasting rooms on April 6th, 12 pm–6 pm.

Our 2008 Nebbiolo comes to us from Elerding 6 Prong Vineyard in Horse Heaven Hills. With Aromas of Cherry, Rasberries, minerals, and velvety smooth tannins. The flavors hang on your palate for what seems like an eternity.

Our 2009 Sangiovese is also crafted from the grapes of Elerding 6 Prong Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills. This single Vineyard Sangiovese tantalizes you with wonderful scents of cherry, vanilla, and nutmeg with flavors of black pepper, cherry, and raspberry jam. A perfect wine for drinking on its own or with your favorite Italian dish.

When: April 6th 12pm – 6pm
Where: Stottle Winery Tasting Room
Address: 3400 Harbor Ave SW, Suite 113, Seattle, WA 98126
Visit www.stottlewinery.com for directions.
Ph: 206-937-1079
info@stottlewinery.com

Apr
13
Sat
2013
RESCHEDULED: Schmitz Park Getting Dark: Owling Under Seattle’s Oldest Trees
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Naturalist Stewart Wechsler is leading another owling adventure, this time in Schmitz Park on April 13th, 7-9 pm. Event link here.

Schmitz Park Getting Dark – Owling Under Seattle’s Oldest Trees
Saturday, April 13, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Take an adventure with Stewart among Seattle’s best remaining patch of ancient trees as it is getting dark, and we’ll look and hoot for the Barred Owls and see, and learn about the other members of this natural community, including spring blooms, among the towering giants.
Stewardship Adventures
$15 adults, $10 kids. Contact Stewart if possible with number of adults or kids in your party: ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land-line / answering machine) to help determine if I should add sessions.

Dress for the weather. Meet at the stone gate and kiosk at the entrance on SW Admiral Wy by SW Stevens & SW Lander (~the 5400 block). I will share my 3 pairs of binoculars and my 3 flashlights, and if you have your own you could bring them. If raining hard, or winds are strong, check website or my outgoing message for potential cancellation. All ages and knowledge levels welcome!

Apr
17
Wed
2013
Beer tasting @ The Cask
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy a tasting of selected beers at The Cask on Wednesday April 17th featuring Sam Smith Beers 7:00-9:00 pm. $15, includes snacks.

May
4
Sat
2013
Family Matters event: Family Hike at Camp Long
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The next Family Matters event will focus on staying active together in the outdoors. The naturalist-led family hike at Camp Long will be Saturday, May 4th, starting at 10 am.

Family Matters is a free series organized by the Fauntleroy YMCA, Fauntleroy Church, Little Pilgrim School, and the Fauntleroy Children’s Center to benefit all area families.

May
18
Sat
2013
Owl Prowl at Lincoln Park
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From Seattle Parks and Recreation:

Whoo prowls the park after dark? YOU do… in search of resident and migrant owl species. We’ll search Lincoln Park for owls up close in their habitat. We’ll also dissect owl pellets to piece together a food chain puzzle. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, May 18, 2013, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Please meet at the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot.

$9 per person
Registration required
Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discover@seattle.gov

Jun
5
Wed
2013
After School with the Snakes, Beetles and Butterflies of Camp Long
Jun 5 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures
offers: “After School with the Snakes, Beetles and Butterflies of Camp Long”.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 3:30–5:00 pm. Come on an after-school adventure with Stewart looking for the snakes, beetles and butterflies of Camp Long! Learn about their habitat needs and how we might make life a bit easier for them. Handle some of the creatures we are lucky enough to catch and release. With Stewart there will be no end of information and enthusiasm to share with both the kids and the adults that come with them.

$10 per person – Contact Stewart if possible with number of adults or kids in your party: ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land-line / answering machine) to help determine if I should add sessions.

Meet in front of Camp Long’s Lodge building at the entrance. Lighter showers may stop butterflies from flying, but they won’t stop us, but if it’s raining hard, or winds are strong, check website or my outgoing message for potential cancellation. All ages and knowledge levels welcome!

Jun
15
Sat
2013
Ride the Beer Bus @ Elliott Bay Brewery Pub
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Elliott Bay Brewery is offering a Beer Bus to the Washington Brewer’s Festival in Marymoor Park on Saturday June 15th. Price is $50.00 which includes the ticket to the festival and all the snacks and beer you can handle on the bus. The bus leaves our West Seattle location at 11:00 am and returns at 5:00 pm. There will be over 70 Washington breweries and over 250 beers to sample at the festival. The perfect Father’s Day gift idea!

Jul
13
Sat
2013
Chief Sealth All School Reunion @ Chief Sealth International High School
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Friends of Sealth will be hosting an all school reunion Saturday, July 13, 2013, from 2 pm-5 pm at Chief Sealth International High School. All alumni, and alumni staff are invited to attend. Our event begins in the Commons (near the main office) and our schedule will include a short program, walking tours of the campus, and an opportunity to connect with classmates. Please visit our website www.friendsofsealth.org
or “like” Friends of Sealth on facebook.

Aug
15
Thu
2013
“The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook” Tasting & Book Signing @ Seattle Fish Company
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Erin Coopey — a West Seattle chef, food photographer and cookbook author, will preside at a tasting and book signing for her new book “The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook” on August 15th, 5-7 pm at Seattle Fish Company in West Seattle.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Get ready to fill your pantry with tastier, healthier fresh mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, peanut butter, salad dressing, chicken stock, chips and dips, and more! Learn how to make your own pantry staples with this essential handbook, including the condiments, nut butters, salad dressings, stocks, relishes, and dips you like to keep in stock. Homemade foods from scratch always taste better; just try a spoonful of creamy, eggy, from-scratch mayonnaise, and you’ll swear off the salty bland commercial stuff for good! The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook shows you how to make your own foods to have on hand for your favorite meals. Avoid the high fructose corn syrup, the extra salt, the trans fats, the modified food starch, and the unpronounceable preservatives, and tailor the recipes to avoid the ingredients your family is allergic to. Each recipe features easy substitutions whenever possible, as well as the best way to store the finished product.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Erin Coopey is a chef, writer, and food photographer in Seattle, WA. After receiving her culinary degree in Scottsdale, Erin trained at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. Erin’s recipes have appeared in numerous publications, and she has appeared on several television programs to demonstrate recipes and products. She teaches at South Seattle Community College, PCC Natural Markets, Chefshop.com, Parties That Cook, and privately through the Glorified HomeChef.

You’ll find Erin at www.glorifiedhomechef.com

ABOUT QUARRY BOOKS
Quarry Books provides high-end, beautifully designed, visual inspiration and reference books on art, crafts, food, pet care, and lifestyle topics for aspiring artists, artisan hobbyists, food enthusiasts, DIYers, and makers.

BOOK AVAILABLE AT WWW.QUARRYBOOKS.COM, WWW.AMAZON.COM AND ANYWHERE BOOKS ARE SOLD.

*Seattle, WA*

Aug
24
Sat
2013
Dragonflies, Butterflies, Salamanders, Snakes and Spiders of Camp Long
Aug 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday, August 24th, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:
Dragonflies, Butterflies, Salamanders, Snakes and Spiders of Camp Long:

The dragonflies now fill the skies and butterflies are flying. We’ll chase, and hopefully catch a few and maybe they will perch on a finger before flying off. We’ll also see if we can find any of the salamanders and snakes that still survive there! The webs of spiders are now
prominent and those who dare can handle them too as we learn about them!

Call or e-mail Stewart to reserve a spot ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225. Though the primary target audience for this program will be kids, all adults who attend will be guaranteed to have fun too and learn new and fascinating bits about nature! We’ll meet in front of the Lodge building by the Camp Long entrance.

$10 per person.

Sep
26
Thu
2013
Northwest Wine Academy wine tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a wine tasting at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor):

Join us every Thursday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall Quarter as we taste our student produced wines along with select samplings of our Alumni wines and wines from all over the world!

As always tastings are complimentary and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located in the Wine and Welding Building on the main campus of South Seattle Community College. (maps and directions here)

Can’t make it to one of our tastings? Our shop is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Stop on by and see what is on offer!

Sep
27
Fri
2013
Northwest Wine Academy wine tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a wine tasting at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor):

Join us every Thursday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall Quarter as we taste our student produced wines along with select samplings of our Alumni wines and wines from all over the world!

As always tastings are complimentary and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located in the Wine and Welding Building on the main campus of South Seattle Community College. (maps and directions here)

Can’t make it to one of our tastings? Our shop is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Stop on by and see what is on offer!

Oct
3
Thu
2013
Northwest Wine Academy wine tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a wine tasting at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor):

Join us every Thursday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall Quarter as we taste our student produced wines along with select samplings of our Alumni wines and wines from all over the world!

As always tastings are complimentary and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located in the Wine and Welding Building on the main campus of South Seattle Community College. (maps and directions here)

Can’t make it to one of our tastings? Our shop is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Stop on by and see what is on offer!

Oct
4
Fri
2013
Northwest Wine Academy wine tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a wine tasting at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor):

Join us every Thursday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall Quarter as we taste our student produced wines along with select samplings of our Alumni wines and wines from all over the world!

As always tastings are complimentary and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located in the Wine and Welding Building on the main campus of South Seattle Community College. (maps and directions here)

Can’t make it to one of our tastings? Our shop is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Stop on by and see what is on offer!

Oct
6
Sun
2013
What’s Aloft at Lincoln Park’s Blustery Beach
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This program is all about the wind. See what migrants the fall gales bring to Lincoln Park beaches. Learn a bit about bird anatomy and flight. Then make your own flying machine. All kite building supplies provided. This program is for adults and families with children 5 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost $5 per person

Sunday, October 6, 2013, 1 – 2:30 pm
Lincoln Park (Please meet for this program at the kiosk in the beach parking lot.)

Pre-Registration is required: 206-386-4237, discovery.park@seattle.gov

Oct
10
Thu
2013
Northwest Wine Academy wine tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a wine tasting at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor):

Join us every Thursday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall Quarter as we taste our student produced wines along with select samplings of our Alumni wines and wines from all over the world!

As always tastings are complimentary and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located in the Wine and Welding Building on the main campus of South Seattle Community College. (maps and directions here)

Can’t make it to one of our tastings? Our shop is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Stop on by and see what is on offer!

Oct
11
Fri
2013
Northwest Wine Academy wine tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a wine tasting at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor):

Join us every Thursday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall Quarter as we taste our student produced wines along with select samplings of our Alumni wines and wines from all over the world!

As always tastings are complimentary and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located in the Wine and Welding Building on the main campus of South Seattle Community College. (maps and directions here)

Can’t make it to one of our tastings? Our shop is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Stop on by and see what is on offer!

Wine tasting @ Metropolitan Market
Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

At Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) on Friday October 11th, 4-6 pm:

Join us for a complimentary tasting of some of the wines that will be on sale during our Premium Wine Event paired with appetizers.*

* To join us for a complimentary wine or beer tasting, you must be at least 21 and provide valid identification upon your one-time entry (no exceptions). Limited to food, four servings of wine or beer, and space available. Please note: final pour will be 15 minutes before the tasting is closed to ensure that you will have time to taste all the offerings.

Oct
12
Sat
2013
‘Reflections on A Restored Peat Fen’ @ Roxhill Park
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Reflections on A Restored Peat Fen, Seattle
Leader: Scott Blackstock, Roxhill Park Forest Steward
Saturday, October 12, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Join Roxhill Park’s steward, Scott Blackstock, in reflection on this urban natural area at the headwaters of Longfellow Creek years after a massive restoration project. In 1999 community volunteers began the conversion of a soggy park lawn to a restored ‘bog’. In an 8 year period hundreds of volunteers spent thousands of hours planting over 300 species of native plants creating a fen, meadow and woodland. At this natural area you can find some rare and interesting species. In autumn see the leaf and berry coloration of highbush cranberry, the leaf structure of scouler’s corydalis, seed heads of slough sedge, and smell the late season aroma of sweet gale. See if you can identify bog rosemary by remaining leaves and seeds, and bog birch by slow growth.See if the leaf’s orange underside changes on labrador tea, if the flat petiole of quaking aspen is loosening from the branch, if the needles of western larch are starting to fall, or if there are any remaining signs of camas. Check out Starflower Foundation’s report on what plants were originally planted, and which were still there in 2007: http://www.wnps.org/restoration/documents/RH/RH_Stewardship.pdf. Feel free to print out the plant lists to see how plant communities have evolved.

Questions and sign up: Scott Blackstock,, 206-938-2114, scottie1039@aol.com

Oct
17
Thu
2013
Northwest Wine Academy wine tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a wine tasting at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor):

Join us every Thursday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall Quarter as we taste our student produced wines along with select samplings of our Alumni wines and wines from all over the world!

As always tastings are complimentary and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located in the Wine and Welding Building on the main campus of South Seattle Community College. (maps and directions here)

Can’t make it to one of our tastings? Our shop is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Stop on by and see what is on offer!

Oct
18
Fri
2013
Northwest Wine Academy wine tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a wine tasting at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor):

Join us every Thursday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall Quarter as we taste our student produced wines along with select samplings of our Alumni wines and wines from all over the world!

As always tastings are complimentary and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located in the Wine and Welding Building on the main campus of South Seattle Community College. (maps and directions here)

Can’t make it to one of our tastings? Our shop is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Stop on by and see what is on offer!

Full Moon Trek in Lincoln Park
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, October 18, 2013, 7–9 pm
For ages 8 and older

Experience Lincoln Park from a different perspective. Full Moon Treks are guided hikes that illustrate what makes the park special after dark. Venture into the moonlit park and explore the world like a nocturnal animal. Please come prepared with warm clothes, and please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot. Designed for adults and families with children 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Register for #108473 at www.seattle.gov/parks. $5 per person.

Full Moon Trek in Lincoln Park
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Experience Seattle parks from a different perspective. Full Moon Treks are guided hikes that illustrate what makes a park special after dark. Venture into the moonlit park and explore the world like a nocturnal animal. Please come prepared with warm clothes. Designed for adults and families with children 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $5 per person

Friday, October 18, 2013, 7–9 pm

Location: Lincoln Park (Please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot.)

Pre-Registration is required: 206-386-4237, discovery.park@seattle.gov

Oct
19
Sat
2013
Fall Forest Walk at Lincoln Park
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 1–3 pm
Ages 6 and older
Free!

Not sure what that plant is? Have some fun in the forest this fall by finding out about fantastic native plants! Walk the trails of Lincoln Park with a native plant steward and see the woods in a whole new light. Please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot. This program is designed for adults and families with children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Register for #105061 at www.seattle.gov/parks. Free.

Fall Forest Walk at Lincoln Park
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Not sure what that plant is? Have some fun in the forest this fall by finding out about fantastic native plants! Walk the trails of Lincoln Park with a native plant steward and see the woods in a whole new light. Please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot. This program is designed for adults and families with children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: Free!

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 1–3 pm

Location: Lincoln Park (Please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot.)

Pre-Register: 206-386-4237, discovery.park@seattle.gov

Oct
24
Thu
2013
Northwest Wine Academy wine tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a wine tasting at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor):

Join us every Thursday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall Quarter as we taste our student produced wines along with select samplings of our Alumni wines and wines from all over the world!

As always tastings are complimentary and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located in the Wine and Welding Building on the main campus of South Seattle Community College. (maps and directions here)

Can’t make it to one of our tastings? Our shop is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Stop on by and see what is on offer!

Oct
25
Fri
2013
Northwest Wine Academy wine tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a wine tasting at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor):

Join us every Thursday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall Quarter as we taste our student produced wines along with select samplings of our Alumni wines and wines from all over the world!

As always tastings are complimentary and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located in the Wine and Welding Building on the main campus of South Seattle Community College. (maps and directions here)

Can’t make it to one of our tastings? Our shop is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Stop on by and see what is on offer!

Beer tasting @ Metropolitan Market
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

At Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) on Friday October 25th, 4-6 pm:

Join us for a complimentary beer tasting with paired snacks.Our Admiral location will feature Firewalker Beer and Fran’s Spicy Macadamias.

* To join us for a complimentary wine or beer tasting, you must be at least 21 and provide valid identification upon your one-time entry (no exceptions). Limited to food, four servings of wine or beer, and space available. Please note: final pour will be 15 minutes before the tasting is closed to ensure that you will have time to taste all the offerings.

Oct
27
Sun
2013
Elliott Bay Brewery’s Harvest Festival special event
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

“Ich Bin Ein Berliner Weisse! Are You?”

Step away from the crowd and into the brewery for a special tasting event with Brewer Dan and Chef Kerry! From 12 to 2 pm on Sunday October 27th, we will be offering a trio of our 5 oz. Berliner Weisse tasters served with your choice of syrups locally grown and processed. Don’t miss your chance to taste, explore and ask lots of questions! We will have additional specials available and an ample candy station out front to appease the little ones. Join us for the Harvest Festival!

Oct
31
Thu
2013
Northwest Wine Academy wine tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Oct 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a wine tasting at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor):

Join us every Thursday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall Quarter as we taste our student produced wines along with select samplings of our Alumni wines and wines from all over the world!

As always tastings are complimentary and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located in the Wine and Welding Building on the main campus of South Seattle Community College. (maps and directions here)

Can’t make it to one of our tastings? Our shop is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Stop on by and see what is on offer!

Nov
1
Fri
2013
Northwest Wine Academy wine tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a wine tasting at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor):

Join us every Thursday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall Quarter as we taste our student produced wines along with select samplings of our Alumni wines and wines from all over the world!

As always tastings are complimentary and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located in the Wine and Welding Building on the main campus of South Seattle Community College. (maps and directions here)

Can’t make it to one of our tastings? Our shop is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Stop on by and see what is on offer!

Nov
6
Wed
2013
Wine tasting at The Cask
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy fine wine tasting at The Cask:

We will be tasting a wonderful selection of wines from one of our distributors on Wednesday from 6–9 pm. Enjoy the wines and shared appetizer bites for $15/person.

Nov
7
Thu
2013
Northwest Wine Academy wine tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a wine tasting at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor):

Join us every Thursday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall Quarter as we taste our student produced wines along with select samplings of our Alumni wines and wines from all over the world!

As always tastings are complimentary and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located in the Wine and Welding Building on the main campus of South Seattle Community College. (maps and directions here)

Can’t make it to one of our tastings? Our shop is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Stop on by and see what is on offer!

Nov
8
Fri
2013
Northwest Wine Academy wine tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a wine tasting at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor):

Join us every Thursday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall Quarter as we taste our student produced wines along with select samplings of our Alumni wines and wines from all over the world!

As always tastings are complimentary and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located in the Wine and Welding Building on the main campus of South Seattle Community College. (maps and directions here)

Can’t make it to one of our tastings? Our shop is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Stop on by and see what is on offer!

Nov
14
Thu
2013
Northwest Wine Academy wine tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a wine tasting at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor):

Join us every Thursday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall Quarter as we taste our student produced wines along with select samplings of our Alumni wines and wines from all over the world!

As always tastings are complimentary and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located in the Wine and Welding Building on the main campus of South Seattle Community College. (maps and directions here)

Can’t make it to one of our tastings? Our shop is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Stop on by and see what is on offer!

Nov
15
Fri
2013
Northwest Wine Academy wine tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Nov 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a wine tasting at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor):

Join us every Thursday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall Quarter as we taste our student produced wines along with select samplings of our Alumni wines and wines from all over the world!

As always tastings are complimentary and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located in the Wine and Welding Building on the main campus of South Seattle Community College. (maps and directions here)

Can’t make it to one of our tastings? Our shop is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Stop on by and see what is on offer!

Nov
16
Sat
2013
Longfellow Creek Watershed Walk
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Longfellow Creek Watershed Walk
When: Saturday, November 16th, 10 am to noon
Where: Meet at corner of 26th Ave SW and SW Yancy Street (1 block west of Delridge, 1 block south of Andover) – Bus stop at Delridge & Andover for Metro Routes 50, 120, and 125; nearby signs/trees for locking up bikes, parking available along 26th Ave SW and SW Andover Street.

What: Join Sustainable West Seattle for an urban hike through one of Seattle’s most beautiful watershed environments. You are invited on a hike through one of Seattle’s most beautiful watershed environments – Longfellow Creek. This walk will demonstrate how Seattle residents’ everyday activities can impact the natural environment in their own backyards, and what everyone can do to help preserve the health of our urban watersheds. Feet First Walking Ambassadors Bryan Fiedorczyk and Timothy Lowry will lead an urban hike through the Longfellow Creek Watershed. The creek drains almost 3000 acres of West Seattle and is one of only four waterways left in Seattle that flows freely year-round. This family-friendly walk is estimated to be between 2 to 3 miles at a slow to moderate pace.

While walking the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, you will see wetlands, native meadows, conifer forests, a beaver dam and large-scale public art installations. Along the trail there will be examples of areas highly modified by development, the effects of runoff from rain and stormwater, restoration efforts, and sites featuring low impact development and green infrastructure techniques such as rain gardens.

We’ll start at trailhead northeast of Dragonfly Pavilion and follow the trail south across the Salmon Bone bridge, and down 26th Ave SW past Greg Davis Park and the Brandon Street Natural Area (King Conservation District highlights of restoration/volunteer efforts) towards the Delridge Natural Area (Delridge & Graham). We’ll turn around after about an hour of walking – at Juneau, we’ll follow 25th Ave SW north past a cluster of residential rain gardens near Brandon through Delridge Playfield and back along the trail to the starting point.

The Watershed Walk is co-sponsored by Sustainable West Seattle and the King Conservation District. More details here.

Nov
23
Sat
2013
Evergreens Walk at Lincoln Park
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturday, November 23, 2013, 1–3 pm
Ages 6 and older
Free!

Chase away the gray by celebrating the changing seasons! Walk the trails at Lincoln Park with a native plant steward and learn to identify some of the trees and shrubs that color our winter wonderland. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free; pre-registration requested by calling 206-386-4237 or signing up for course #105050 at https://class.seattle.gov/parks/. Dress for the weather and meet at the North Parking Lot.

Register for #105050 at www.seattle.gov/parks. Free.

Nov
28
Thu
2013
Northwest Wine Academy wine tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Nov 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a wine tasting at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor):

Join us every Thursday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall Quarter as we taste our student produced wines along with select samplings of our Alumni wines and wines from all over the world!

As always tastings are complimentary and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located in the Wine and Welding Building on the main campus of South Seattle Community College. (maps and directions here)

Can’t make it to one of our tastings? Our shop is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Stop on by and see what is on offer!

Nov
29
Fri
2013
Northwest Wine Academy wine tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a wine tasting at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor):

Join us every Thursday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall Quarter as we taste our student produced wines along with select samplings of our Alumni wines and wines from all over the world!

As always tastings are complimentary and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located in the Wine and Welding Building on the main campus of South Seattle Community College. (maps and directions here)

Can’t make it to one of our tastings? Our shop is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Stop on by and see what is on offer!

Dec
5
Thu
2013
Northwest Wine Academy wine tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a wine tasting at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor):

Join us every Thursday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall Quarter as we taste our student produced wines along with select samplings of our Alumni wines and wines from all over the world!

As always tastings are complimentary and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located in the Wine and Welding Building on the main campus of South Seattle Community College. (maps and directions here)

Can’t make it to one of our tastings? Our shop is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Stop on by and see what is on offer!

Dec
6
Fri
2013
Northwest Wine Academy wine tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a wine tasting at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor):

Join us every Thursday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall Quarter as we taste our student produced wines along with select samplings of our Alumni wines and wines from all over the world!

As always tastings are complimentary and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located in the Wine and Welding Building on the main campus of South Seattle Community College. (maps and directions here)

Can’t make it to one of our tastings? Our shop is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Stop on by and see what is on offer!

Dec
12
Thu
2013
Northwest Wine Academy wine tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a wine tasting at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor):

Join us every Thursday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall Quarter as we taste our student produced wines along with select samplings of our Alumni wines and wines from all over the world!

As always tastings are complimentary and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located in the Wine and Welding Building on the main campus of South Seattle Community College. (maps and directions here)

Can’t make it to one of our tastings? Our shop is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Stop on by and see what is on offer!

Beer tasting and book-signing event @ Beer Junction
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Brewtal Truth” book signing & Ninkasi Brewery tasting
Thursday, December 12 from 5 to 8 pm
at Beer Junction, 4511 California Ave SW, Seattle (206-938-2337)

Meet the author, mingle with other craft-beer lovers, and taste some unusual beers from Ninkasi Brewing – 5 tastes for $4.

About “The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers”:
Published by Lyons / Globe Pequot Press, “The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers” describes and rates more than 100 unusual beers from around the world and draws parallels to the music scene, with profiles on craft-beer-loving metal musicians and extreme craft beer brewers.

About author Adem Tepedelen:
An expert on craft beer, West Seattle’s Adem Tepedelen is a winner of the prestigious Michael Jackson Beer Journalism award, which celebrates excellence in reporting on American craft beer. Tepedelen is the Brewtal Truth beer columnist for Decibel Magazine and a regular contributor to other publications across North America, including Fine Cooking, Imbibe and Northwest Palate. Also a highly respected music writer, he was editor of The Rocket during the height of the grunge movement and has since written for dozens of other magazines and websites including Mojo, Rolling Stone, Revolver, Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles and Warp.

Dec
13
Fri
2013
Northwest Wine Academy wine tasting @ South Seattle Community College
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a wine tasting at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor):

Join us every Thursday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm during the Fall Quarter as we taste our student produced wines along with select samplings of our Alumni wines and wines from all over the world!

As always tastings are complimentary and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located in the Wine and Welding Building on the main campus of South Seattle Community College. (maps and directions here)

Can’t make it to one of our tastings? Our shop is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Stop on by and see what is on offer!

Dec
20
Fri
2013
Full Moon Trek in Lincoln Park
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, December 20, 2013, 7–9 pm
For ages 8 and older

Experience Lincoln Park from a different perspective. Full Moon Treks are guided hikes that illustrate what makes the park special after dark. Venture into the moonlit park and explore the world like a nocturnal animal. Please come prepared with warm clothes, and please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot. Designed for adults and families with children 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Register for #108474 at www.seattle.gov/parks. $5 per person.

Dec
21
Sat
2013
2nd Annual Cottage Grove Solstice Parade @ Greg Davis Park
Dec 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Come join Captain Snowball and WinterFly as we welcome the start of Winter and the dawning of the days with increasing light!

This celebration is a 30 minute illuminated walk along the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trails.

What: 2nd Annual Cottage Grove Solstice Parade
When: Winter Solstice, Saturday, December 21 at 6:30 pm
Where: Greg Davis Park (26th Ave. SW & Brandon Street SW)

What to bring: For the Solstice Parade, you are invited to wear an outfit or costume illuminated by lights, or just bring a lantern or flashlight to carry along the path. Some musical instruments to merry the walk would be delightful!

We had a great time last year. Here’s a video from last year featured on the West Seattle Blog:

https://westseattleblog.com/2012/12/video-first-ever-cottage-grove-solstice-parade-delridge/

Hope you can join us. We’d love to see you there!

Jan
4
Sat
2014
All About Omegas! @ Metropolitan Market
Jan 4 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

From Metropolitan Market/Admiral (WSB sponsor):

Omega-3, in three different ways. Find your favorite way to get this important fatty acid by sampling salmon, Barlean’s Omega Swirls, and Barlean’s Flax Oil.

Saturday January 4, 2014 3:00 pm — 6:00 pm

Jan
12
Sun
2014
Ditching Dairy @ Metropolitan Market
Jan 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Stop in at Metropolitan Market/Admiral (WSB sponsor) Sunday January 12, 2014 11:00 am—2:00 pm:

Trying to break away from dairy? Stop in for samples of coconut milk, oat milk, and hemp milk.

Jan
17
Fri
2014
Grains for Good @ Metropolitan Market
Jan 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Stop in at Metropolitan Market/Admiral (WSB sponsor) Friday January 17, 2014 4–7:00 pm:

There’s way more than wheat out there in the grain world. Try dishes prepared by our Culinary Artists featuring quinoa, bulgur, and faro.

Jan
22
Wed
2014
“The Ode to Darkness” beer tasting @ Elliott Bay Brewery Pub
Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Please join us at Elliott Bay Brewery on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 for our third annual Ode To Darkness tasting event. From 4 pm to close, you can chase that winter chill away with our delicious Imperial Stout Sampler including Brewer Dan’s vintage kegs from 2011 and 2012. If that’s not a sweet enough deal for you, then try adding on one of our dessert pairings! Meet Brewer Dan at the bar from 5 to 6 pm. Can’t wait to see you there!

Jan
25
Sat
2014
Evergreens Walk @ Lincoln Park
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, January 25, 2014, 1–3 pm
Chase away the gray by celebrating the changing seasons! Walk the trails in Lincoln Park with a naturalist and learn to identify some of the trees and shrubs that color our winter wonderland. All children must be accompained by an adult.

FREE!

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

Please meet at the kiosk in the parking lot on Fauntleroy Ave, north of the beach parking lot.

Feb
9
Sun
2014
Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk @ Alki Bathhouse
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

We’ll meet at the Alki Bathhouse and walk to Richey Viewpoint, for about 1.5 miles of walking. We will concentrate on our wintering seabirds. Likely species include Surf Scoter, Grebes, Bufflehead, Mergansers, Brant, Harlequin Duck, Bald Eagle.

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

Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk
at Alki Beach
Sunday, February 9, 2014
11:00 am

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

Feb
22
Sat
2014
Wine and chocolate at Two Brothers Winery
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

West Seattle’s Two Brothers Winery is participating in the Seattle Urban Wineries tour on February 22nd, 1-5 pm, with wine and chocolate. Ticket information here.

Mar
1
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Mar 1 @ 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.

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
6
Thu
2014
Fresh-stretched Mozzarella Demos & Sampling @ Metropolitan Market
Mar 6 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the cheese experts at Metropolitan Market/Admiral (WSB sponsor): It’s not a stretch to say we’ve got the best Mozzarella in town. You can see it clearly, as you watch our cheesemongers pull the curds every day. They’re not there just to put on a show (though feel free to gawk at their stretching expertise): fresh mozzarella is delightfully soft, but extremely perishable. We fresh-stretch high-quality curd into Mozzarella cheese daily to make sure you get the full experience of the sweet, milky taste and texture that earned it the Italian name, “Fior di Latte,” or “Flower of Milk.”

Monday March 10th, 7:00 am-2:00 pm
Tuesday March 11th, 7:00 am-2:00 pm

Thursday March 13th, 6:00 am-11:00 am
Friday March 14th, 6:00 am-11:00 am

Saturday March 15th, 11:00 am-5:00 pm

Monday March 17th, 7:00 am-2:00 pm
Tuesday March 18th, 7:00 am-2:00 pm

Thursday March 20th, 6:00 am–11:00 am
Friday March 21st, 6:00 am–11:00 am

Saturday March 22nd, 11:00 am—5:00 pm

Monday March 24th, 7:00 am-2:00 pm

Tuesday March 25th, 7:00 am—11:00 am

Thursday March 27th, 6:00 am—11:00 am
Friday March 28th, 6:00 am—11:00 am

Saturday March 29th, 11:00 am—5:00 pm

Monday March 31st, 7:00 am—2:00 pm

Mar
7
Fri
2014
Paco Díez performs at SSCC’s Northwest Wine Academy tasting event
Mar 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor) announces that world-renowned Spanish musician Paco Díez will perform at the Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) on Friday, March 7 with festivities beginning at 5 pm.

“Traditional Music, Tapas, and Wine with Paco Díez” will all be on offer as Díez fills the NWWA with ancestral music from Spain’s Castile and León region, using traditional instruments from the Iberian Peninsula. He is known for effortlessly switching between guitar, hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes and percussion while singing the songs of his ancestors rooted in the farmworker traditions of that region.

Díez will play from 5:30 to 7 pm, with tapas and Spanish wines served during the event (until 9 p.m.). Before the show, NWWA will also hold their Friday wine tasting from 1 to 5 pm.

Díez has made it his life’s work to capture and recreate sounds and traditions that may have otherwise vanished. He has performed over 2500 concerts worldwide and is recognized as an ambassador of traditional language and culture in Spain.

Contributions will be accepted at the door to help cover costs of the
event.

Friday, March 7, from 5 pm to 9 pm

Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle Community College (listed as
NWWA on the campus map)

6000 16th Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98106

Mar
15
Sat
2014
Tea Extravaganza @ West Seattle PCC Natural Markets
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, March 15, 2014, 10 am to 1 pm at West Seattle PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor):

Whether you’re already a tea lover or simply curious, our month of tastings will educate and inspire. Each event will feature teas prepared by experts who know how to brew the perfect cup. Choice Organic Teas, Equal Exchange, Yogi, and The Jasmine Pearl Tea Merchants will be in attendance. Baked goods from the PCC Bakery and cookies from WOW Baking Company also will be sampled.

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
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
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
Easter Tastings @ Metropolitan Market
Apr 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Stop in at Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) on Friday April 11th, 4-7 pm for their Easter Tastings event featuring Kurobuta Ham, Lamb, & Condiments.

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
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
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
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
14
Wed
2014
Elliott Bay Brewery celebrates Beer Week
May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Elliott Bay Brewery celebrates Beer Week – Wednesday May 14th –

Brewer James does “The Twist.” A flight of 5 creative mixtures sure to sooth and amuse the palate. Paired with a small tasty tasting flight. The fun starts at 4 pm.

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

Jun
6
Fri
2014
Spring to Summer Wine Tasting @ Center Studio
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From Center Studio (WSB sponsor):

Join us for an evening of Summer Sips & Light Appetizers.
We will guide you through some of our favorite affordable Summer wines and have bites to pair!

Friday, June 6
7-9 pm
Center Studio
9611 16th Ave SW

$25 tasting includes food pairings

Silent auction and raffle tickets will benefit our all women’s community low income class fund. RSVP at www.whitecenterstudio.com

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
12
Thu
2014
Northwest Wine Academy spring release events @ South Seattle College
Jun 12 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Northwest Wine Academy (at South Seattle College, WSB sponsor) is showcasing 4 new wines at their spring release event:

June 12, 13, 14 from 2-7 pm

Come join us as we release 4 new wines during our annual Spring Release, which happens to also be our 10 year anniversary!

South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) invites the public to celebrate the “Food, Wine, Music & Books” Spring Release event from June 12-14. NWWA will release four new wines during the event and offer complimentary tastings from 2-7 pm daily, with each day bringing a new twist.

Thursday, June 12, is “Preview Day,” focused on tasting the new wines.

Friday, June 13, includes the NWWA Alumni Showcase where 15 alumni will share their creations from 4-6 pm.

Saturday, June 14, will include small bites created by South’s Culinary and Pastry Arts students paired with wine and a visit from the Seattle Public Library as part of their “Seattle Cooks” tour, where visitors can check out books from a tailored selection dealing with wine pairing, cooking and successful party hosting.

Seattle band “Runaway Sattelite” will perform on Friday and Saturday evenings.

The event is held at South’s 9000 square foot wine academy where classes are offered in wine making, wine marketing and sales, and food and wine pairing.

The following wines will be releases and available for tasting:

– NWWA Rosé, Columbia Valley

– NWWA Muscat, Horse Heaven Hills

– NWWA Convocation White blend (Riesling, Roussanne, Viognier, Chardonnay and Muscat)

– NWWA Convocation Red blend (Carmenére, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc)

Jun
13
Fri
2014
Northwest Wine Academy spring release events @ South Seattle College
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Northwest Wine Academy (at South Seattle College, WSB sponsor) is showcasing 4 new wines at their spring release event:

June 12, 13, 14 from 2-7 pm

Come join us as we release 4 new wines during our annual Spring Release, which happens to also be our 10 year anniversary!

South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) invites the public to celebrate the “Food, Wine, Music & Books” Spring Release event from June 12-14. NWWA will release four new wines during the event and offer complimentary tastings from 2-7 pm daily, with each day bringing a new twist.

Thursday, June 12, is “Preview Day,” focused on tasting the new wines.

Friday, June 13, includes the NWWA Alumni Showcase where 15 alumni will share their creations from 4-6 pm.

Saturday, June 14, will include small bites created by South’s Culinary and Pastry Arts students paired with wine and a visit from the Seattle Public Library as part of their “Seattle Cooks” tour, where visitors can check out books from a tailored selection dealing with wine pairing, cooking and successful party hosting.

Seattle band “Runaway Sattelite” will perform on Friday and Saturday evenings.

The event is held at South’s 9000 square foot wine academy where classes are offered in wine making, wine marketing and sales, and food and wine pairing.

The following wines will be releases and available for tasting:

– NWWA Rosé, Columbia Valley

– NWWA Muscat, Horse Heaven Hills

– NWWA Convocation White blend (Riesling, Roussanne, Viognier, Chardonnay and Muscat)

– NWWA Convocation Red blend (Carmenére, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc)

Jun
14
Sat
2014
Northwest Wine Academy spring release events @ South Seattle College
Jun 14 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Northwest Wine Academy (at South Seattle College, WSB sponsor) is showcasing 4 new wines at their spring release event:

June 12, 13, 14 from 2-7 pm

Come join us as we release 4 new wines during our annual Spring Release, which happens to also be our 10 year anniversary!

South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) invites the public to celebrate the “Food, Wine, Music & Books” Spring Release event from June 12-14. NWWA will release four new wines during the event and offer complimentary tastings from 2-7 pm daily, with each day bringing a new twist.

Thursday, June 12, is “Preview Day,” focused on tasting the new wines.

Friday, June 13, includes the NWWA Alumni Showcase where 15 alumni will share their creations from 4-6 pm.

Saturday, June 14, will include small bites created by South’s Culinary and Pastry Arts students paired with wine and a visit from the Seattle Public Library as part of their “Seattle Cooks” tour, where visitors can check out books from a tailored selection dealing with wine pairing, cooking and successful party hosting.

Seattle band “Runaway Sattelite” will perform on Friday and Saturday evenings.

The event is held at South’s 9000 square foot wine academy where classes are offered in wine making, wine marketing and sales, and food and wine pairing.

The following wines will be releases and available for tasting:

– NWWA Rosé, Columbia Valley

– NWWA Muscat, Horse Heaven Hills

– NWWA Convocation White blend (Riesling, Roussanne, Viognier, Chardonnay and Muscat)

– NWWA Convocation Red blend (Carmenére, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc)

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
27
Fri
2014
Local Vendor Fair @ Metropolitan Market
Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Stop in at Metropolitan Market/Admiral (WSB sponsor) Friday June 27th, 4–7 pm:

Mark your calendar, and join us to meet local vendors. Try new products and see what’s in store!

Jul
24
Thu
2014
Beer tasting, and Nature Consortium Night @ The Beer Junction
Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From The Beer Junction:

New Belgium & Nature Consortium Night
Thursday July 24th, 5-8 pm

Meet Alexis from New Belgium Brewing as we showcase some new seasonals, including their new collaboration Pale Ale done with Odell Brewing! We’ll also have the Nature Consortium here to promote the annual Clips of Faith event (which happens the next night July 25th at Gas Works Park. Starts @ 8PM).

Plus, 50 cents of every New Belgium purchase will be donated to The Nature Consortium during the month of July.

Jul
31
Thu
2014
Tasting event with Amnesia Brewing @ The Beer Junction
Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From The Beer Junction:

Tasting event with Amnesia Brewing from Washougal, Washington.
Thursday July 31st, 5-8 pm

Meet Jen Stubbs and try some great beers: Summer Breeze Golden Ale, Slow Train Porter, Crystal Red Ale, Dusty Trail Pale Ale and Damnesia IPA.

Aug
7
Thu
2014
Tasting event with Double Mountain Brewing @ The Beer Junction
Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From The Beer Junction:

Tasting event with Double Mountain Brewing from Hood River, Oregon.
Thursday August 7th, 5-8 pm

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
15
Fri
2014
Free Ice Cream Socials @ Metropolitan Market
Aug 15 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Stop in at Metropolitan Market/Admiral (WSB sponsor) on Friday August 15th, 4—7 pm:

It seems like there’s a new ice cream flavor arriving every day, and it can be hard to keep up with the ever-changing taste sensations. Have you tried Pink’s Thai Tea or Black Sesame? How about Jeni’s Brambleberry?

Ice cream isn’t the plain old vanilla and chocolate it used to be, and it’s time to taste what’s new. Mingle with some of our favorite ice cream makers while they dish up uniquely delicious flavors for you and your fellow frozen goodie lovers.

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
12
Fri
2014
“Kiwi Meets the Sea” wine tasting event @ Salty's on Alki
Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

September 12th, 2014 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor):

New Zealand’s most awarded winery Villa Maria is featured at Salty’s on Alki in an informal one-hour meet, greet and slurp event. We’re calling it “Kiwi Meets the Sea” and you’ll have a chance to taste their wines along with fresh oysters on the half shell from Taylor Shellfish Farms, on September 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

It’s also your chance to meet New Zealand’s Winemaker Simon Fell of Villa Maria winery and enjoy stunning wines perfectly paired with pristine freshly shucked oysters. You’ll also enjoy folk blues by the The W Lovers.

As an icon of the New Zealand wine industry, Villa Maria is known for bold and industry-changing moves such as using screwcaps and employing sustainable practices in every area of the family-owned company. Salty’s on Alki, also a family-owned company, is becoming known for its live music in the Cafe-Bar. The W Lovers, a guitar and mandolin duo, will play folk blues for you (stay longer for their music playing 6:00 to 9:00 pm) while you sip Villa Maria wine and slurp an oyster or two (6:30 to 7:30 pm).

We look forward to seeing you at Salty’s on Alki, Friday, September 12, for this informal meet, greet and slurp event accompanied by the W Lovers.

Sep
13
Sat
2014
Meet the Cheesemaker: Rhonda Gothberg @ Metropolitan Market
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Stop in at Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) Saturday September 13, 2014 11:00 am—2:00 pm:

With more than a half dozen of her cheeses rotating through our cases, it’s obvious Metropolitan Market is a fan of Rhonda Gothberg. The Bow, Washington cheesemaker milks her herd of La Mancha goats to create exceptional, award-winning chèvre, Gouda, Caerphilly, and more.

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

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

Free Tomato Tasting event @ Junction True Value Hardware
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From Junction True Value Hardware:

There will be a free tomato tasting event held at the Junction True Value Hardware store on September 21st from noon until 3. We will have tons of interesting and rare tomatoes to taste and local gardeners are encouraged to bring in tomatoes from their own gardens to get free sugar level testing on them. Vote for your favorite variety and chat with the grower. Balloons for the kids too!

Taryn Koerker of Perennial Intrigue Vegetables will be on hand to help you find the best tomatoes for you to grow!

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.

Sep
28
Sun
2014
Chocolate Tasting @ X GYM
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

X GYM is hosting a free chocolate tasting event on Sunday, September 28th 4 pm.

What: Chocolate Tasting

When: Sunday, September 28th 4PM

Where: X GYM Alki, 3213 Harbor Ave SW

Details:
We’ve been slaving away in our test kitchen to create delicious fat burning delicacies and we can’t wait for you to taste them and let us know what you think. Yeah, it sounds too good to be true. So, come taste for yourself!

You’ll actually BURN FAT by eating delicious chocolates, desserts and mouth-watering main dishes. Free!

Oct
5
Sun
2014
‘Wine Tasting’ fundraiser for Furry Faces Foundation @ Ola Salon
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Save the date – October 5th from 3-6 pm! From Teri Ensley at Furry Faces Foundation:

It’s a Wine Tasting! Here’s how it works:
Each person brings a bottle of red or white wine. Upon arrival it is wrapped in foil and assigned a number, with the ‘type of wine’ written on it, e.g., Merlot (you need to remember the number of your bottle). Reds and whites are separated onto different tables. You walk about with your (F3 provided) wine glass, mingling with really cool people, pouring your own tastes. Write your thoughts on your (F3 provided) tasting card.

At the end of the evening, you vote for your favorite wine of the evening and turn it in. We tally the votes. There will be a gift card prize for the #1 Red and the #1 White. There will be some nibbles and noshes, however, you may want to eat a good lunch ahead of time because if say 50 people attend…that’s 50 bottles of wine to taste!

This event is to help raise the funds for Furry Faces Foundation’s 501(c)3* $800.00 application fee. We will have a suggested donation amount at our check in table…something reasonable like $10ish. It’s only suggested; not required to attend. The donation jar will not be on the check in table–it’ll be in some other, super cool place, so there is no pressure.

* We are a Washington State Charity/non-profit and have decided to apply for our 501 (c) 3 status.

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
10
Fri
2014
Wine tasting: Vin Du Lac Winery @ The Cask
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wine tasting at The Cask (WSB sponsor) on Friday, October 10th. Chelan, Washington’s Vin Du Lac Winery will be here with tastings of their wines. The event is between 6–8 pm and costs $15 per person, which includes the wine tasting and shared appetizers.

Oct
11
Sat
2014
Pumpkin Junction 2014 tasting event begins @ The Beer Junction
Oct 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 pm

At the Beer Junction in West Seattle:

As we start heading into fall we’ve chosen the dates for our 3rd annual Pumpkin Junction fest! This year it will be Saturday October 11th through Sunday October 19th. It promises to be 9 days of 25 plus rotating handles of pumpkin beers, ciders, and meads, plus lots of fun events occurring throughout the fest. We’ll announce more details as we get closer.

Hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 11 am to 10 pm
Friday/ Saturday: 11 am to Midnight

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
Pumpkin Junction 2014: Devon “RANDALLLL!” Simonsen combo @ The Beer Junction
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Beer Junction in West Seattle:


October 16th (5-8 pm)
Pumpkin Junction Tasting Event with Devon “RANDALLLL!” Simonsen featuring a fun randall combo. Try 5 of your favorite pumpkin brews for just $4!

As we start heading into fall we’ve chosen the dates for our 3rd annual Pumpkin Junction fest! This year it will be Saturday October 11th through Sunday October 19th. It promises to be 9 days of 25 plus rotating handles of pumpkin beers, ciders, and meads, plus lots of fun events occurring throughout the fest. We’ll announce more details as we get closer.

Hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 11 am to 10 pm
Friday/ Saturday: 11 am to Midnight

Oct
17
Fri
2014
Two Beers Brewing Company & Seattle Cider Company tasting event @ Metropolitan Market
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Stop in at Metropolitan Market/Admiral (WSB sponsor) Friday October 17th, 4–6:00 pm:

Seattle is lucky to be home to more than a fair share of breweries, but far fewer cideries forge spots in the landscape. Seattle Cider Company is owned and operated by the folks behind the popular Two Beers Brewing Company.

The first cidery since Prohibition in these parts, they scour the state for the best apples for each variety they make. In order to get the best flavor, they pick apples at the peak of freshness, press them, and hold the juice in barrels until it’s time to blend for target taste. The zero bris dry cider boasts an ephemeral “on and off the palate” flavor, which Dan Armerding (tasting room manager) says adds to its ability to go with “just about anything, especially foods like asparagus and fish.”

Their fall seasonal flavor, Pumpkin Spice, is definitely worth a second sip. With the inclusion of pumpkin in the pressing, co-owner Mark Satterly says they aimed for “full-on pumpkin flavor, but with an apple backbone,” keeping it more in the pleasing realm of a pie-spiced cider. The clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice flavors bring great complexity without a lot of sweetness.

Stop in to meet your favorite brewers while you sip their beers and nosh on snacks.*

* To join us for a complimentary tasting, you must be at least 21 and provide valid identification upon your onetime entry (no exceptions). Limited to food, four servings of wine or beer, and space available. Please note: final pour will be 15 minutes before the tasting is closed to ensure that you will have time to taste all the offerings.

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

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

Dec
3
Wed
2014
“Beaujolais Wine from Cru to Nouveau” class begins @ South Seattle College
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

2-Week Class “Discover Food-Friendly Beaujolais Wine from Cru to Nouveau” with Sommelier Dieter Schafer
at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor).

The French wines of the Beaujolais region are made from handpicked Gamay grapes. The region is best known for its light red wines, which taste best slightly chilled, offering a refreshing flavor profile. Learn from Certified Educator Dieter by tasting-top-of-the-line Cru Beaujolais and just-released 2014 Nouveau. Beaujolais is the ideal companion for your holiday dinners. This special class is only offered once a year and will feature wines not easily found in stores. Unique tasting opportunity. For details please go to http://winedieter.wordpress.com/

2 Wednesdays, December 3-10, 2014, 6-9 pm.
South Seattle College
$74 per person, all fees included.

Preregistration required 206-934-5339 or http://www.LearnatSouth.org .

Info: southced@SeattleColleges.edu.

Dec
4
Thu
2014
‘Winter is Coming’ Fest @ Elliott Bay Brewery & Pub
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 pm

Winter is Coming Fest at The Elliott Bay Brewery!
Elliott Bay Brewery & Pub is having a beer tasting! Join us on December 4th for a taste of the Season. Featuring five tastes of our winter favorites to help us welcome in the cold season. Including The Whisper, Noale Ale, Barrel Aged Whisper Ale, and two specialty guest ales.

Dec
5
Fri
2014
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
9
Tue
2014
“Choosing Champagnes for the Holidays” class @ South Seattle College
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“Choosing Champagnes for the Holidays” with Sommelier Dieter Schafer
at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor).

Planning to serve Champagne this holiday season? Taste Champagne and Crémant from France, Sparkling Wine from Washington, California and New Mexico, Spanish Cava, and Italian Prosecco. Champagne, the ultimate celebration bubbly which always seems to be a mystery. Learn from Placomusophile/Sommelier Dieter Schafer about styles, what the label tells you, how Méthode Champenoise wines are produced, buying strategies, proper service, etiquette,and how to match these wines with your holiday dinners. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to try a variety of “bubblies” that are not often available for tasting. For details please go to http://winedieter.wordpress.com/.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 6-9 pm.
South Seattle College
$50 per person, all fees included.

Pre-registration required 206-934-5339 or http://www.LearnatSouth.org.
Info: Wine.Dieter@aol.com or southced@SeattleColleges.edu

Dec
13
Sat
2014
Prime Rib & Ham Tastings @ Metropolitan Market
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Stop in at Metropolitan Market/Admiral (WSB sponsor) Sunday December 13th 3–6 pm:

The holiday season is the time for rich roasts, savory ham, and all the fixings. When it’s time to prepare for your own holiday meal, our Culinary Artists are here to help. They’ll be preparing Bourbon-Glazed Kurobuta Ham and Prime Rib from our treasured recipes. Meet with ranchers from Painted Hills Natural Beef to learn about why their meat is the best available, and chat with vendors on hand to make your holiday meal memorable.

Dec
14
Sun
2014
Chanukah Tasting Event @ Metropolitan Market
Dec 14 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

From Metropolitan Market/Admiral (WSB sponsor):

Chanukah Tasting: Brisket and Latkes
Make it a chag sameach with perfectly prepared traditional foods for Chanukah. Culinary Artists will cook and serve moist, tender brisket, crispy latkes, and other seasonal favorites.

Sunday December 14, 2014 3:00 pm—6:00 pm

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
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
6
Fri
2015
Trinity Brewing Tasting Night @ The Beer Junction
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At The Beer Junction:

Friday, February 6th, 6-8 PM
Trinity Brewing Tasting Night
A unique tasting event with a brewery from Colorado Springs, CO. A brewery built from nearly 100% sustainable and recycled products, with an approach to sustainable artisanal brewing practices too. Typical tasting nights $4 for 5 beers, cider, or whatever the event may feature.

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
Northwest Wine Academy Valentines Day Senior Event @ South Seattle College
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A Valentines Day wine tasting event at Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

Valentine’s Day Tastes from the Heart

CELEBRATING THOSE WHO SHARE AND GUIDE US THROUGH LOVE AND LIFETIME EXPERIENCES

~ Complimentary Wine Tasting of NWWA labels

~ Specialty items created by SSC Pastry Arts

~ Confections and small bites available for purchase

~ Senior Guests over 62 receive special treat (while supplies last)

When: February 14, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Place: South Seattle College (North Entrance)
6000 16th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98106 South

Parking is available

Feb
19
Thu
2015
Hop Valley Tasting Night @ The Beer Junction
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At The Beer Junction:

Thursday, February 19th, 5-8 pm
Hop Valley Tasting Night
Come out and meet the people behind some highly coveted beers. They have
never been here before so come early and say hi. Typical tasting nights $4 for 5 beers, cider, or whatever the event may feature.

Feb
26
Thu
2015
Bale Breaker tasting event @ The Beer Junction
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At The Beer Junction:

Thursday, February 26th; 5-8 pm
Bale Breaker Tasting Event
This brewery exploded into the Washington market with their Field 41 Pale and Topcutter IPA. This tasting event will give you even more reasons to love them.

Typical tasting nights $4 for 5 beers, cider, or whatever the event may feature.

Feb
27
Fri
2015
Crux Fermentation Project Bottle Release Party @ The Beer Junction
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At The Beer Junction:


Friday, February 27th; 5-8 pm
Crux Fermentation Project Bottle Release Party

Freakcake bottle release.

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

Apr
3
Fri
2015
Wine tasting and 5th Anniversary @ Bin 41
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Bin 41 is celebrating 5 years w/ Local Winemaker Darby English on Friday April 3rd, 6-7:30 pm:

It’s hard to believe we followed our dream and opened the bin 5 years ago on April 1st, 2010! Darby is one of our local, West Seattle resident winemakers. A Seattle native, Darby began making wine in 2001 in the basement of an old farmhouse. In 2005 he bottled 200 cases of Syrah and in 2007 he outgrew the barn and moved his winemaking facility to the warehouse district in Woodinville. He is a true local, boutique winery producing around 3,500 cases per year.

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
14
Tue
2015
“Beginning Wine Tasting” class begins @ South Seattle College
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

3-Week Class “Beginning Wine Tasting” with Sommelier Dieter Schafer and Winemaker at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor).


Learn from Sommelier Dieter Schafer to enjoy the world of wine tasting by becoming an informed consumer. Discover wine terms, what to look for when purchasing wine at a shop or restaurant, how to read a label, how to pair wine with food, how to serve, and many more essentials. Tasting each session. For details please go to http://winedieter.wordpress.com/.

3 Tuesdays, April 14-28, 2015, 6-9 pm.
South Seattle College
6000 – 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
$103 per person, all fees included.
Preregistration required 206-934-5339 or http://www.LearnatSouth.org.
Info: southced@SeattleColleges.edu.

Apr
23
Thu
2015
Fort George BrewingTasting Night @ The Beer Junction
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At The Beer Junction:

Fort George Brewing Tasting Night
Thursday, April 23rd 5-8 PM
Come and check out a Seattle favorite, Georgetown Brewing. We will be featuring 5 of their beers for your enjoyment. (Tasting fee)

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
Wine in the Woods @ Colman Estate
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

On Sunday, April 26, 3-6 pm, Nature Consortium will host Wine in the Woods, an intimate soiree at the Colman Estate in West Seattle. The event will feature local wines by NW Wine Academy and Ancestry Cellars, live music and artist demonstrations, and a silent auction. Proceeds from Wine in the Woods will support Nature Consortium’s ongoing arts and environmental programs.

At Wine in the Woods, guests can watch four local artists create stunning original artwork, then bid on the paintings in a silent auction. The auction will also include vacation packages, wine tastings, and more. The event’s featured speaker is Chris Jordan, a Seattle-based environmental artist who is internationally acclaimed for his work. Live music will be provided by folk musician Ricky Gene Powell, opera singer Ellaina Lewis, and a flute ensemble from Northwest Symphony Orchestra.

Since 1998, Nature Consortium has produced the Arts in Nature Festival at Camp Long; brought community members together to restore habitat in the West Duwamish Greenbelt; and, taught art classes for youth and adults in the Seattle area. Please join us for this special fundraising event to benefit a great community organization!

Tickets for Wine in the Woods are $75 per person and can be purchased at
www.naturec.org/wine-in-the-woods.

May
3
Sun
2015
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.

May
6
Wed
2015
Lompoc Brewing Brewing Tasting Event @ The Beer Junction
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At The Beer Junction:

Wednesday, May 6th; 5-8 pm
Lompoc Brewing Tasting Night
Lompoc Brewing will be here sampling out their beers for your enjoyment. Typical tasting nights $4 for 5 beers, cider, or whatever the event may feature.

May
9
Sat
2015
Wine release & tasting event @ Welcome Road Winery
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Date/Time: Saturday, May 9, noon to 5 pm
Host: Welcome Road Winery

Sample our new white wine releases and award winning reds, including summer-sipping Semillon and Roadtrip White and Roadtrip Red. Tastings are just $5 and gourmet hotdogs are just a few bucks more. Families and dogs are welcome. Come by after shopping the famous West Seattle garage sale!

RSVP/Tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-road-winery-spring-release-garden-party-tickets-16032344173

Welcome Road is a boutique winery, based in West Seattle and Woodinville, making adventurous wines from renown Yakima Valley grapes.

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
12
Tue
2015
“Guide to the Wide World of Wine” class begins @ South Seattle College
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

4-Week Class “Guide to the Wide World of Wine” with Sommelier Dieter Schafer at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor).


World Traveler Sommelier Dieter Schafer invites you to visit old- and new-world wine regions, including the Pacific Northwest, and taste wines not often available for tasting. Wines produced from common and from unusual grape varieties. Class includes effective tasting techniques, lots of wine vocabulary to help you describe wines, a bit of history and geography of the regions, best wine-buying strategies, wine-and-food pairing guidelines, correct serving techniques and temperature, and hints for proper storing and aging. Tasting each session. For details please go to http://winedieter.wordpress.com/.

4 Tuesdays, May 12-June 2, 2015, 6-9 pm
South Seattle College
6000 – 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
$123 per person, all fees included.
Preregistration required 206-934-5339 or http://www.LearnatSouth.org.
Info: southced@SeattleColleges.edu.

May
14
Thu
2015
Telegraph Brewing Tasting Event @ The Beer Junction
May 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At The Beer Junction:

Thursday, May 14th; 5-8 pm
Telegraph Brewing Tasting Event
Telegraph Brewing will be here sampling out their brews for your enjoyment. Typical tasting nights $4 for 5 beers, cider, or whatever the event may feature.

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
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
4
Thu
2015
Northwest Wine Academy 10th Anniversary Spring Wine Release @ South Seattle College
Jun 4 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come celebrate with the Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) will hold the “10th Anniversary Spring Wine Release” from June 4-6, with complimentary tastings and the program-supporting sale of five new wines: Riesling, Muller Thurgau, Rose, Lemberger and Convocation Red.

Celebrating a decade of training wine professionals, this year’s release celebration will offer nightly complimentary wine tastings (paired with food) and special events on June 5 and 6. It runs from 3-8 p.m. each night, and is open to the public. On June 5, a Meet Our Alumni event will bring 10 years of NWWA graduates together, where they’ll share their wines and knowledge from working in the industry. On June 6, the Library Tasting will offer a tasting of NWWA’s previous 10 vintages for a suggested donation of $10.

When: June 4-6, 3-8 pm each day
Thursday, June 4 – Wine Tasting, Initial Release
Friday, June 5 – Wine Tasting, Meet our Alumni
Saturday, June 6 – Wine Tasting, Library Tasting

Where: Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College (the NWWA building is located on the east side of the north parking lot) at 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA 98106 Campus
(Map)

Wine tasting and food pairings are complimentary. The Tasting Library will have a suggested donation of $10 for five tastes per person. This year’s release is available for purchase by the case or individual bottle.

The Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College is the only college program in Western Washington dedicated to training wine professionals, from production to marketing and sales to food and wine pairing. Students create each wine from vine to table. NWWA is supported by the wine community at large: Washington wineries and vineyards, program alumni, international partners and the local West Seattle area.

Jun
5
Fri
2015
Northwest Wine Academy 10th Anniversary Spring Wine Release @ South Seattle College
Jun 5 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come celebrate with the Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) will hold the “10th Anniversary Spring Wine Release” from June 4-6, with complimentary tastings and the program-supporting sale of five new wines: Riesling, Muller Thurgau, Rose, Lemberger and Convocation Red.

Celebrating a decade of training wine professionals, this year’s release celebration will offer nightly complimentary wine tastings (paired with food) and special events on June 5 and 6. It runs from 3-8 p.m. each night, and is open to the public. On June 5, a Meet Our Alumni event will bring 10 years of NWWA graduates together, where they’ll share their wines and knowledge from working in the industry. On June 6, the Library Tasting will offer a tasting of NWWA’s previous 10 vintages for a suggested donation of $10.

When: June 4-6, 3-8 pm each day
Thursday, June 4 – Wine Tasting, Initial Release
Friday, June 5 – Wine Tasting, Meet our Alumni
Saturday, June 6 – Wine Tasting, Library Tasting

Where: Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College (the NWWA building is located on the east side of the north parking lot) at 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA 98106 Campus
(Map)

Wine tasting and food pairings are complimentary. The Tasting Library will have a suggested donation of $10 for five tastes per person. This year’s release is available for purchase by the case or individual bottle.

The Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College is the only college program in Western Washington dedicated to training wine professionals, from production to marketing and sales to food and wine pairing. Students create each wine from vine to table. NWWA is supported by the wine community at large: Washington wineries and vineyards, program alumni, international partners and the local West Seattle area.

Jun
6
Sat
2015
Northwest Wine Academy 10th Anniversary Spring Wine Release @ South Seattle College
Jun 6 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come celebrate with the Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) will hold the “10th Anniversary Spring Wine Release” from June 4-6, with complimentary tastings and the program-supporting sale of five new wines: Riesling, Muller Thurgau, Rose, Lemberger and Convocation Red.

Celebrating a decade of training wine professionals, this year’s release celebration will offer nightly complimentary wine tastings (paired with food) and special events on June 5 and 6. It runs from 3-8 p.m. each night, and is open to the public. On June 5, a Meet Our Alumni event will bring 10 years of NWWA graduates together, where they’ll share their wines and knowledge from working in the industry. On June 6, the Library Tasting will offer a tasting of NWWA’s previous 10 vintages for a suggested donation of $10.

When: June 4-6, 3-8 pm each day
Thursday, June 4 – Wine Tasting, Initial Release
Friday, June 5 – Wine Tasting, Meet our Alumni
Saturday, June 6 – Wine Tasting, Library Tasting

Where: Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College (the NWWA building is located on the east side of the north parking lot) at 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA 98106 Campus
(Map)

Wine tasting and food pairings are complimentary. The Tasting Library will have a suggested donation of $10 for five tastes per person. This year’s release is available for purchase by the case or individual bottle.

The Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College is the only college program in Western Washington dedicated to training wine professionals, from production to marketing and sales to food and wine pairing. Students create each wine from vine to table. NWWA is supported by the wine community at large: Washington wineries and vineyards, program alumni, international partners and the local West Seattle area.

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
26
Fri
2015
Ice Cream Socials @ Metropolitan Market
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From Metropolitan Market/Admiral (WSB sponsor):

Bring your friends to eat ice cream and we’ll bring ours to feed you! These free events feature our favorite freezer finds from: Gelato Fiasco, Whidbey Island Creamery, Gelatiamo, Full Tilt, Snoqualmie Gourmet, Pink’s, Hot Cakes, Good Pops, and more! (Vendors vary by store)

Friday June 26, 2015 5:00 pm–7:00 pm at Metropolitan Market in the Admiral District.

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
16
Sun
2015
Northwest Wine Academy “A Taste of the City” event @ South Seattle College
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The American Institute of Food and Wine is sponsoring “A Taste of the City” on Sunday August 16, 2015 from 2-5 pm at the Northwest Wine Academy. The event will feature the Seattle’s urban based wineries and benefit Washington’s culinary and enology students.

Tickets are $20 for the general public, $10 for students and available at brown paper tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2075985. Students will need to enter the discount code “Student” for the reduced ticket price.

The second annual A Taste of the City; Seattle Urban Food & Wine Harvest Party is a celebration marking the last days of summer before the hard work of harvest begins. Meet the winemakers who in weeks ahead will be transforming the bounty of the countryside into wine here in the city wineries. Over 20 wineries, some just blocks from downtown Seattle, will be pouring their artisanal wines during their event. Participating Seattle Urban Wineries include: Almquist Family Vintners, Bartholomew Winery, Cloudlift Cellars, Domanico Cellars, Elsom Cellars, Eight Bells Winery, Falling Rain Cellars, Laurelhurst Cellars, Lost River Winery, Northwest Wine Academy, Nota Bene Cellars, Omnivore Cellars, OS Winery, Pine Lake Cellars, Queen Anne Winery, Riley Sexton Vintners, Stomani Cellars, Sous Sol, Two Brothers Winery, Viscon Cellars, Ward Johnson Winery, Welcome Road Winery and Wilridge Winery.

In addition to the wine, guests will be sampling food prepared by the students in the Pastry Arts Program at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor).

A Taste of the City is sponsored by the American Institute of Food and Wine (AIFW). AIWF was founded by Julia Child, Robert Mondavi and Richard Graff in 1981 as an educational non-profit organization. AIWF is a 501-c 3. 100% of net proceeds of Pacific Northwest AIWF events go to culinary and enology scholarships for Washington students to attend Washington schools.

A Taste of the City will take place at the Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College 6000 16th Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA 98106, (206) 934-6846. The Northwest Wine Academy was established in 2004 as the first and only working and teaching winery of its kind in Western Washington. Classes are designed for students just starting out in the wine industry, professionals who need to enhance their skills and knowledge of current trends, and enthusiasts who want to deepen their knowledge of wine.

Aug
27
Thu
2015
Spanish-themed Sip and Paint Class @ Brookdale at West Seattle
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, August 27th from 6:00-8:00 pm Enjoy an instructor-led painting class while trying various wines and appetizers from Spain! Catered to the senior population. Free to the public

Brookdale at West Seattle
Thursday, August 27th from 6:00-8:00 pm
Please RSVP to Ana Burnes 206-932-5480.

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.

Oct
15
Thu
2015
A Night Out for Nepal @ Duos Lounge
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Fundraising Event for UNICEF Australia
‘A Night Out for Nepal’
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, 7–10 pm
at Duos Lounge

Tickets $25 at the door

Enjoy cocktails, free appetizers, free (local winery) tastings, raffle drawing, silent auction and live music by the Robert Stewart Fiasco Band.

Contact Sara Dye at sbdye0878@gmail.com with questions.

All proceeds go to Nepal Children’s Emergency Appeal via Unicef.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/945426608836288/

From host Sara Beth Dye:

As many of you already know, I am raising money for Nepal’s Children Emergency Relief via UNICEF Australia. Nepal’s children face an unprecedented emotional toll as they deal with the devastating consequences of two earthquakes in the space of weeks. UNICEF has been on the ground since late April, but they still very much need our support. These funds will specifically go to shelter for children whose homes have been destroyed, clean water for drinking and washing to prevent further spread of waterborne disease such as cholera, healthcare including vaccinations and vitamins, hygiene kits and facilities, educational materials to use while schools are being rebuilt, and psychosocial support for children who have experienced profound stress like the loss of a parent.

Come join me for an evening of fun at The Lounge, a rustic and modern private event venue by Duos Catering. Enjoy cocktails, appetizers, free wine tastings from local wineries, raffle drawings, silent auction items and fabulous live music entertainment provided by the Robert Stewart Fiasco Band! (If you have never heard these guys play, you are missing out!) Tickets are $25.00, purchased at the door, and includes wine tastings, delicious appetizers, two raffle tickets, and that warm fuzzy feeling knowing you are helping a wonderful cause. Remember… it easily could have happened here.

Come and go as you please and feel free to invite whomever you would like! See you there. ;)