West Seattle Event Calendar

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

Apr
11
Sat
2015
Wildlife Friendly Gardening for Natural Pest Control @ Village Green Perennial Nursey
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

April 11th from 11 am to 1 pm Village Green Perennial Nursery:

Join the Garden Hotline (Seattle Tilth) and Village Green Perennial Nursery for a workshop on Wildlife Friendly Gardening for Natural Pest Control! The beauty of songbirds, butterflies, and beneficial insects is ample reason to create a wildlife-friendly garden, but there’s so much more to the picture! When you provide good habitat for birds and beneficial insects, they will in turn provide you with natural pest and weed control, increasing your garden’s health while decreasing your maintenance time.

This workshop will teach you about the plants and design techniques that attract these delightful creatures to visit and live in your garden. We will also cover problematic wildlife and how to manage them in the garden. A Village Green Perennial Nursery garden tour and a chance to pick up some great wildlife friendly plants to take home for your own garden is included. Informational brochures will be available. Dress for the weather, we will be outside. Street parking, walk down driveway to back of house. Village Green is a residence/business/permaculture farm and garden.

Tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wildlife-friendly-gardening-for-natural-pest-control-tickets-16214436817
Thank you

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
19
Sun
2015
“Alki walk” urban hike @ Loghouse Museum
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Earthquake home retrofit class @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Is your home ready for an earthquake? Come to this class at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library on Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2–4 pm and learn how to evaluate your home to determine if it qualifies for the City of Seattle’s standard earthquake retrofitting plan. Registration is required.

This class provides guidance on what homeowners can do to seismically secure their home to its foundation. Pre-engineered plan sets and other resources are provided. This class is free and open to adults. Registration required please email: snap@seattle.gov

This class is free. Registration is required. To sign up, email snap@seattle.gov or call 206‐233‐5076.

This workshop is presented in partnership with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management and Seattle Department of Planning and Development.

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.

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
7
Thu
2015
Cooking class: Fish! @ Delridge Community Center
May 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):


Cooking class: Fish!
For ages 16 and older

Fish! Three easy ways to make an exciting filet or an entire fish for dinner. Join us in the kitchen to learn some fun new cooking techniques, recipes and more. You are sure to have a great time exploring the wonders of your palate in these fun classes. Bring your own apron and imagination. Space is limited to 12, so sign up today!

Instructor: Laura Licona
Thursday May 7th
5:30-8:00 pm
$30

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

From Nature Consortium:

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

FREE!

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

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

Explore nature at Roxhill Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Roxhill Park’s Butterflies, Birds and Blooms

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

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

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

$15 suggested donation

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

May
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
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.

Jul
10
Fri
2015
Free class: Choosing the Best Place to Give Birth @ My Three Little Birds
Jul 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Choosing the Best Place to Give Birth
July 10
1-2pm
Hosted by My Three Little Birds
6959 California Ave SW
Taught by Christi Christi Solheim, Seattle Childbirth Classes.

Free Class for pregnant or hopeful parents which addresses their options
of where to give birth and with what kind of medical team. This is an
opportunity to ask questions and choose which option suits you best.

More details on the Facebook event page.

Jul
21
Tue
2015
Tree & Site Selection Workshop @ High Point Community Center
Jul 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

July 21st 2015, Tuesday 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
High Point Community Center

Learn to select the Right Tree & the Right spot for your home.

* Which tree is right? Where’s the best location to plant?
* How do I get a permit for a street tree?
* How does Trees for Neighborhoods work?

6:30–7:30 pm Presentation
7:30–8:00pm Q & A
8:00–8:30pm Ask specific ???? about your yard & tree selection

RSVP Today! Space is limited. (206) 684-3979
TreesforNeighborhoods@Seattle.gov

Jul
29
Wed
2015
SolarWISE Free Workshop @ High Point Community Center
Jul 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Interested in installing a solar electric system on your home or business, or just learning more about solar energy? Attend a free SolarWISE workshop from Seattle City Light and Northwest SEED to learn the latest on solar pricing, technology, financing options and steps to go solar. The presentation will feature local solar installer West Seattle Natural Energy, plus representatives from Umpqua Bank and Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union will answer your questions about solar financing. Each Seattle City Light customer household that attends will receive a free LED bulb. Pre-register today for a chance to win a Diablo Lake Boat Tour!

Details:
July 29, 6:30 pm
High Point Community Center
6920 34th Ave SW

Price: Free!
Register: http://solarwisewest.eventbrite.com/

Aug
1
Sat
2015
Seattle Summer Pruning and Fruit Tree Care Workshop
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

City Fruit is holding a summer pruning and tree care class in West Seattle on August 1st:

West Seattle Summer Pruning and Fruit Tree Care Workshop
WHEN:
August 1, 2015, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
WHERE:
West Seattle – address of class location emailed upon registration.
COST:
$35/$45 member/non-member

Summer is the best time to be preparing for the fall harvest. Come to class to learn what you can do to prune your fruit trees for better airflow and for a better harvest this season. After a lecture and demonstration, get some hands-on experience making cuts to gain confidence to tackle the trees in your own backyard.

Sign up today to learn more about summer pruning techniques!

Address of class location will be emailed upon registration.

Aug
8
Sat
2015
Free remodeling/custom-home-building workshop @ Ventana Construction
Aug 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

From longtime WSB sponsor Ventana Construction:

Join us for an informative workshop about remodeling and custom home
construction. Learn from experienced professionals about how to get started, what to expect, and the steps you can take to make your project successful. This 1-1/2 hour event is free and takes place monthly at Ventana Construction’s West Seattle offices at 5458 California Ave SW. The next workshop takes place Saturday, August 8, at 2:00 pm. Seating is limited; call 206-932-3009 to reserve your space.

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
14
Fri
2015
Course-Tuned Guitar Workshop w/Sulphuric Symphony’s Don McGreevy @ Kenyon Hall
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Friday August 14th at 3:00 pm at Kenyon Hall:

Course-Tuned Guitar Workshop with Sulphuric Symphony’s Don McGreevy

Course tuning is one of many experiments that can be conducted using guitars, pianos, or any other stringed instrument, to facilitate improvisation. Course tuning is when a stringed instrument is tuned to a single note in one or more octaves. When used in an ensemble with each payer fretting a different note, polyphony (independent tones in harmony) is achieved. This workshop will give students the opportunity to first watch and listen to several small performances using a small ensemble of players from the Sulphuric Symphony, then to participate in a question-and-answer period, followed by hands-on experimentation with the specially tuned guitars.

For the workshop August 14 at 3 pm, there is no admission charge.

To make a reservation, please e-mail kenyonhall@earthlink.net with your request. You’ll receive an e-mail confirming your reservation. For complete program information, please visit www.kenyonhall.org.

Come spend some time this month at West Seattle’s Lighthearted Entertainment Palace. And save room for one of our locally sourced, free-range Root Beer Floats!

Sep
9
Wed
2015
5 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners Workshop @ West Seattle Runner
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

5 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners Workshop
Wednesday September 9th, 7 pm

If you run, you need to strength train 2-3x/week. Join Fitness Revolution owner and training expert Jill Bruyere and learn a 20-minute running specific core & strength exercise routine designed to improve your performance and reduce your risk of getting injured.Whether you’re a competitive or casual runner, your performance is all about progressively doing more in less time. Come to this workshop and learn the 5 exercises every runner should be doing. This workout can be done at home and does not require weights. Jill will have copies of her book “blast fat fast” available for purchase and autograph for a discounted $20.

Sep
15
Tue
2015
Fiancial Workshop: Foundations for Investment @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Financial Workshop: Foundations for Investment
Free to members, $7 per session to non-members

September 15th, 1:30–2:30 pm
at Senior Center of West Seattle

Sarah L. Cecil, CRPS | Financial Advisor, will be presenting this series and hosting guest co-presenters.

Call to register: 206-932-4044 ext. 1

Your financial future – worth planning for.

Sep
17
Thu
2015
West Seattle TimeBank Picnic Gathering @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

You’re Invited! Bring family and friends! Mark your calendars! It’s time for West Seattle Timebank’s Annual Picnic i – UPDATED LOCATION, SENIOR CENTER, AS NOTED BELOW

We’ll provide Hot Dogs and drinks. Please bring a dish to share, your friends and family.

Learn about Timebanking and meet our members.

When: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm—8:30 pm
Where: Lincoln Park
(If it’s raining we’ll move to the Senior Center of West Seattle at 4217 SW Oregon St., Seattle)

More information: www.westseattletimebank.com

Any questions contact: Tamsen Spengler @ 206-261-3586, ortamsenspengler@outlook.com.

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

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

Sep
24
Thu
2015
FREE Medicare Open Enrollment Presentation by SHIBA @ Daystar Retirement Village
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

FREE Medicare Open Enrollment Presentation by SHIBA
Join us for a presentation by Washington State’s Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) who provides free, unbiased, and confidential assistance with Medicare and health care choices. SHIBA volunteers are highly trained to counsel residents regarding their choices, options and problems with private health insurance, Medicare and affordable prescription drugs.

Please RSVP 206-937-6122.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
at Daystar Retirement Village

Visit: www.daystarseattle.com for more .information

Sep
26
Sat
2015
WS Lions Club’s Pancake Breakfast @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Come join us for the West Seattle Lions Club pancake breakfast Saturday, September 26th, 8 am–11 am at the West Seattle Senior Center (2nd floor).

$7 for an all you can eat: Pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and juice! Proceeds benefit local West Seattle community. Come and have a great time with the West Seattle Lions Club and thank you!

Genealogy Seminar @ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Sep 26 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

September 26th, 2015
9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Genealogy Seminar

Beginners through advanced will enjoy this event. Admission is free. Not necessary to pre-register.

Using FamilySearch Family Tree & Genetic Genealogy presented by:

Lou Daly
~ Family Tree on FamilySearch – What, Why and How
Darryl Owen
~ Teaching FTDNA
Jo Bengtson-Sivley
~ Ancestry DNA plus GEDMatch.com
Margie Rose
~ Teaching 23&Me
Leti Baar
~ Testimonies and discoveries

Location:
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
4001 44th Ave. SW at Andover, West Seattle

Contact person: Jo Bengtson Sivley josivley@yahoo.com

Sep
29
Tue
2015
Financial Workshop: Retirement by Design @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Financial Workshop: Retirement by Design
Free to members, $7 per session to non-members

September 29th, 1:30–2:30 pm
at Senior Center of West Seattle

Sarah L. Cecil, CRPS | Financial Advisor, will be presenting this series and hosting guest co-presenters.

Call to register: 206-932-4044 ext. 1

Your financial future – worth planning for.

Oct
17
Sat
2015
Seattle Writes: Flash Fiction @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

On Saturday, October 17, 2015, 3–4:30 pm, come to the West Seattle (Admiral) Library:

In this workshop taught by Ann Teplick, we will write it flash, write it quick, write stories that have fewer than 1000 words. Registration is required.

We will focus on concision, crisp imagery, and twist, because the bear’s in the kitchen, and we’ve got to get out! Our sources of inspiration will include Richard Brautigan, Barry Yourgrau, and Stace Budzko.

Instructor Ann Teplick is a Seattle poet, playwright and prose writer. She has an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has taught writing in many venues including Hugo House, hospitals, schools, and City Hall. She has received funding from Artist Trust, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture, and The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She is currently working on a collection of poems, called Snapped into Fractions.

Registration required. Online registration for this class opens on August 10 and closes on October 13 at 9 a.m. Class is limited to 28 patrons. After online registration closes, call the branch to sign up or make changes to existing registration.

Seattle Writes supports local writers through programs, workshops, write-ins, and by providing spaces to work throughout the city. The Seattle Writes series is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

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

Oct
24
Sat
2015
West Seattle Rotary’s Oktoberfest / fundraiser (6 pm) @ Alki Masonic Hall
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Rotary Club of West Seattle will host its 2nd annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 24, 2015, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Alki Masonic Hall (near the intersection of Fauntleroy and Alaska). Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the hall.

The festivities will include German & local micro brew BEER, authentic German FOOD, an Oompah BAND, and a RAFFLE. Net proceeds from the event will be used to support the Club’s projects which include Pencil Me in For Kids, Students of the Month, West Seattle Rotary Kiddie Parade, West Seattle Grand Parade, the Children’s Christmas Shopping Spree and international projects including projects in East Africa and Southeast Asia.

Tickets are $45 and may be purchased (must be age 21 or older) on the Club’s website (www.westseattlerotary.org).

Sponsors helping to underwrite to cost of the event are the YMCA, Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Synergy Home Services, Menashe and Sons Jewelry, Potter Construction, Southwest Plumbing, Food Lifeline, Ivy Court Apartments, deNormandie, Sidlo & Associates, Waid Law Office, Dow Constantine, the Skin Doc Shop (Dr. Susanne L Gee), Daystar Retirement Community and The Kenney.

Enjoy an evening of good food, good drink and good company while, at the same time, supporting the Club’s charitable projects locally and worldwide.

Nov
2
Mon
2015
Mobile Game Design workshop for Teens/Tweens begins @ High Point Library
Nov 2 @ 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

A free, six-part workshop at the High Point Library:

Do you want to become a game designer? In this 6-part class, create a game with other teens in your neighborhood that anyone can play with a mobile phone or tablet. Registration is required.

Discover what’s in your neighborhood, tell stories, and create a mobile video game. Learn of what it takes to create a game from start to finish that anyone can play. After 6 weeks of fun and learning, invite your community to a launch party to show off the game you created.

Registration is required. You may register in person or call the branch at 206-684-7454. Registration for this class opens on October 5 and closes on November 2. You are registering for a multi-part series that occurs Mondays November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and December 7 from 4:15-5:30 pm.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian.

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

Nov
7
Sat
2015
College Entrance Essay Workshop @ High Point Library
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Seattle Public Library will offer help for high school seniors who are working on their college entrance essays from 11 am to 5 pm Saturday, Nov. 7 at the High Point Branch Library:

Volunteers from the Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas (BFI) will be on hand to answer questions and offer help with researching colleges, college applications, personal statements and essays. Students are advised to bring their own laptops. Refreshments will be provided.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Free parking is available in the branch parking lot.

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

This event is presented in partnership with the BFI, formerly known as 826 Seattle.

For more information, call the Library at 206-684-7454 or Ask A Librarian.

Nov
14
Sat
2015
First Time Homebuyer Class @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Homebuyer Class: Winning the bidding War and Using Creative Financing to Purchase More Home

Saturday, November 14th, 3–5 pm
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

It’s a Seller’s Market out there! You may have to compete against multiple offers to win the home of your dreams!

Learn how to position your offer to win in this competive market, and how to structure your financing to get the most buying-power – afford more home and get your offer accepted!

Join us for a free 2-hour class packed with tools and strategies to help make your offer stand out above others, and to structure your financing so that you do not break the bank.

RSVP to Eric @ 206-915-3742 or eric@ericismybanker.com

FACEBOOK Post:
www.facebook.com/events/621723757965645/

Class is sponsored by Homestreet Bank and RE/MAX Metro Realty

Nov
17
Tue
2015
Free ‘Financial Planning for Anyone’ workshop @ West Seattle Office Junction
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At the West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor):

IF you are thinking about retirement, saving for college, or just want to know if you need to worry, this casual information and QA session will take some of the mystery out of planning for the financial future.

Tim Stelling, LUTCF, a West Seattle resident for 22 years, works as an independent financial planner. His areas of expertise include retirement and insurance planning, and business planning. He is an Investment Advisor Representative of H. Beck. In business for 22 years, he Tim enjoys helping clients plan for the unexpected, and preparinge for financial health in retirement. Married for 37 years, with two adult children, both products of Seattle schools. Education includes a LUTCF from the American College, BA from Cal Poly SLO, M.Div. from Talbot School of Theology, and Doctoral studies at Trinity Divinity School. When not meeting with clients, Tim kayaks and surfs. The workshop offered will cover “Financial Planning 101” Covering the basic principles for planning, priorities, and financial products.

There will be ample time for questions…so bring some!

Cost: Free
Refreshments provided

Financial Planning for Anyone
Tuesday November 17, 7-9 pm
West Seattle Office Junction
6040 California AVE SW
Suite B
Seattle WA

Please RSVP to: tim@stellingfinancial.com

Nov
18
Wed
2015
Free workshop: College Preparation @ High Point Community Center
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

College Preparation

College… need help with applications, scholarships, budgets, grades, financial aid? Are they oh so confusing? This FREE program is for youth who are looking to further their educational goals. Learn what colleges are looking for from youth, grades, and extracurricular activities. Learn how to apply for scholarships and financial Aid. How to realistically budget for books, tuitions, and fees to avoid the credit card trap.

Wednesday, 4-5 pm
November 18
December 16

Nov
19
Thu
2015
West Seattle Timebank meeting & potluck @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Exchange Services, Earn Hours and Build Community!

West Seatttle Timebank Meeting & Potluck

When: Thursday, November 19th
Where: Senior Center of West Seattle

6:30–7:00 pm Potluck (please bring a dish to share)
7:00 pm–8:30 pm meeting & quest speaker

Our Guest Speaker this month is Florian Becquereau, Director of Earthship Seattle.

Join us at our West Seattle Timebank meeting to learn about Timebanking and meet members. Come and learn what’s new and meet other members! No membership fee. Applications are on the website if you want to print and fill one out ahead of time.

Timebanking: A way to connect with your community and get something in return.

How it works: When you spend an hour doing something for another member, you earn one hour credit that you can then use to receive an hour of service from another member.

For more information about the West Seattle Timebank, go to www.westseattletimebank.com.

Dec
16
Wed
2015
Free workshop: College Preparation @ High Point Community Center
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

College Preparation

College… need help with applications, scholarships, budgets, grades, financial aid? Are they oh so confusing? This FREE program is for youth who are looking to further their educational goals. Learn what colleges are looking for from youth, grades, and extracurricular activities. Learn how to apply for scholarships and financial Aid. How to realistically budget for books, tuitions, and fees to avoid the credit card trap.

Wednesday, 4-5 pm
November 18
December 16

Jan
1
Fri
2016
Dharma Yoga class @ SoundYoga
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

From SoundYoga (WSB sponsor):

New Year’s Day Class: Dharma Yoga
Friday, January 1
10:00 am–12:00 pm

Join us for a special New Year’s Day class: We all want to find our true path in life. Dharma, which means our role, purpose or duty, has been supported by Yoga practice through out it’s history. Finding what brings us joy, not only energizes and sustains us, but benefits other as well. In this workshop we will explore how Yoga practice can guide us toward finding, living and enjoying our true path.

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

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

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

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

Jan
7
Thu
2016
West Seattle Story Weavers workshop series begins @ Southwest Library
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Join West Seattle Story Weavers! Write a short story in a four-week class that focuses on peer editing and writing as a craft.

Back by popular demand, class will be taught by Richard Sowa and Kate Stannard, local West Seattle writers.

Seattle Public Library – Southwest Branch
(upstairs classroom)

Thursday evenings in January 2016 – January 7, 14, 21, and 28th from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm.

No charge, which includes materials, class time and final editing by Kate and Richard.

Five students minimum, 15 max.

You must RSVP!

Email: katestannard223@gmail.com or (206) 304-6303 or
https://www.facebook.com/WestSeattleStoryWeavers

Thanks to Southwest Public Library for their support!

Jan
12
Tue
2016
Collage Cure workshops w/Deborah Faye Lawrence begin @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Jan 12 @ 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm

At the Highland Park Improvement Club:

Collage Cure for the NW Winter Blues
A seven-week series of workshops with collagist Deborah Faye Lawrence, MFA

Tuesday evenings, January 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2016
6:45 pm to 9:15 pm
$40 per session; $250 for the entire series

Join Seattle’s award-winning and fearless satirical collagist as we pillage magazines and make beautiful art of the remnants.

Fee: Covers instruction, supplies, materials, inspiration.

Bring your own: Hands, eyes, fervor, sense of humor, old magazines.

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

Fri, 22 Jan, 2016
8:30 pm–10:30 pm

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

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

Jan
30
Sat
2016
Trails Planning Workshop for West Duwamish Greenbelt @ South Seattle College
Jan 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

On Saturday January 30, neighbors, trail users and other stakeholders are invited to a two hour workshop at South Seattle College to discuss what the future trail system in the West Duwamish Greenbelt might look like.

The West Duwamish Greenbelt extends from the West Seattle Bridge south to Westcrest Park. It is the largest contiguous forest in Seattle. Currently a network of informal and improved trails provide some access. Participants will discuss potential connections to destinations such as South Seattle College, the Duwamish Longhouse, Pathfinder School, Riverview Playfield and others.

The workshop will be held at the Chan Center at South Seattle College. It is located at the north end of campus next to the arboretum. The workshop runs from 9:30am to 11:30am, with doors opening at 9:15am. All are welcome. Those interested in learning more about the trails can visit the West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails Facebook page.

For more information, contact
Paul West 206-459-5434 or peedublyou@gmail.com

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

Sat, 6 Feb, 2016
8:30 pm–10:15 pm

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

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

Feb
12
Fri
2016
Girl Power Hour: Introduction to Coding Workshop for Girl Scouts @ Seattle App Academy
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Seattle App Academy is very pleased to sponsor this free one-hour workshop in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Western Washington.

Girl Power Hour: Introduction to Coding Workshop for Girl Scouts
Fri Feb 12 2016, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm

Girls will create multiplayer games, structure and sequence code, then test and debug any problems. For girls in grades 4-8 (Juniors & Cadettes). Registration is handled through the www.girlscoutsww.org website. Registration closing date: 2/10/16.

Feb
13
Sat
2016
RPG Game Master/Dungeon Master Workshop – Free @ Meeples Games
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From Meeples Games (WSB sponsor):

Join us at Meeples Games on February 13, 2016 from 7-9 pm for our first GAME MASTER ROUNDTABLE. We’ve had many requests from players to join into role playing games at our store, but have a shortage of people to run those games. Find out more about what it takes and how to get started being a Game Master (GM) / Dungeon Master (DM) at this fun workshop!

We have a band of merry GMs to answer all your questions, help with choosing scenarios, advice on everything you can imagine. COME PICK THEIR BRAINS AND LEARN HOW FUN AND EASY IT IS TO GM YOUR OWN GAME.

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

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

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

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

Feb
20
Sat
2016
Free Code Mixin’ Music Workshop @ Seattle App Academy
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Coming up at Seattle App Academy:

Free Workshops & Bootcamps – Code Mixin’ Music Workshop

What do notes, timing, and sheet music have in common computer code? Find out at this interactive workshop. Learn to mix code into your own musical compilations.

Saturday, Feb. 20th 1:00-2:30 pm
Enroll here:
http://www.seattleappacademy.com/music-workshop

Questions? Get in touch: info@seattleappacademy.com

Stress & Anxiety Tool Kit for Parents and Kids workshop @ Mind Unwind
Feb 20 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

This workshop is for parents seeking to understand what stress and anxiety are, how it impacts children and various strategies to soothe and cope. You will receive psychological education from a neurobiological and developmental viewpoint from a therapist who has over 10 years’ experience working with children and parents. You will create a creative “tool kit” to take home and use with your child in learning how to self-soothe as well as a workbook covering the information in the class. There will also be time for Q&A. Jennifer Harkness is a West Seattle licensed mental health counselor and art therapist who specializes in treating anxiety in children and adults. Her website is www.courageoushearthealing.com.

1:30-4 pm, February 20, 2016
2.5 hours $65

The workshops will be held at the amazing Mind Unwind in West Seattle, an inspiring and inviting studio space in the Admiral District at 2206 California Ave SW.

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

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

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

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

Early Pre-Registration Required. Cost $120.

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

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

Mar
5
Sat
2016
Boot Camp Workout for Runners @ Hiawatha
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

March 5th Boot camp class with Jill Bruyere from Fitness Revolution post-8 am run. After the group run, Jill will lead us in exercises that are essential for strength. We will do the workout outside at Hiawatha, so dress accordingly. FREE event.

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

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

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

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

Early Pre-Registration Required. Cost $145.

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

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

Mar
19
Sat
2016
Free workshop: Why Johnny Can’t Read and What to Do @ High Point Library
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WHY JOHNNY CAN’T READ AND WHAT TO DO
Long-time West Seattle teacher and Presidential award winner, Robert Femiano, gives a primer on how to teach beginning readers and discusses why many children needlessly struggle to learn to read. For parents of preschool, elementary and English Language Learners. FREE at High Point Library (though not sponsored by The Seattle Public Library). Saturday, March 19 from 1:00–4:00 pm. Sign up or Questions? rfemiano@gmail.com

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

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

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

Event #148709

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

Apr
6
Wed
2016
A Business Wellness Series @ Homestreet Bank
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor): presents: A Business Wellness Series
Featuring Barney Cohen from Business 360 NW
Wednesday, April 6th at 6 pm
(RSVP by April 3rd to: john.babauta@homestreet.com)

There is only one way to grow your business. You have to sell more of your product or service. And the best way to get more sales is to do more marketing. This presentation will cover the different ways to increase sales with your existing customers as well as finding new ones. It will explore the role marketing plays in increasing your sales. There are basically eight steps of a sale. We will walk through each of the steps so you can determine where to focus your time and resources to successfully grow your sales.

Barney Cohen has more than 40 years of experience in starting and operating businesses. From a single record store, he built one of the largest wholesalers of prerecorded music in the world. Once Valley Media reached $900 million in sales, he decided to take the company public. He now helps small and medium sized businesses manage their growth and take their companies to the next level. He teaches business tune-up classes, delivers presentations and workshops on specific business topics, and does business consulting. Barney has an undergraduate degree from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio and an Executive MBA from Harvard University. He is the past president of the National Association of Recording
Merchandisers (NARM).

Join us at:
HomeStreet Bank
West Seattle Branch
4022 SW Alaska Street
Seattle, WA 98116
Tel: (206) 933-3091

RSVP by April 3rd to: john.babauta@homestreet.com

Apr
13
Wed
2016
Free “Energy Enhancement” workshop – Wellness & Disease Prevention series @ West Seattle YMCA
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Come learn ways to increase your energy and productivity, and explore causes for fatigue, and solutions. Some of the topics covered in detail are nutrition, water intake, sleep, exercise, and ergonomics. Free! Registration is not required, although encouraged here.

Wednesday, April 13, 12:00–1:00 pm
West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) Fitness Classroom

This workshop is part of our Wellness and Disease Prevention series. Each month, Dr. Gloria Adkins will focus on a specific topic ranging from headaches to sleep deprivation to depression.

These classes are free and open to the community. See full brochure of workshops here.

Apr
23
Sat
2016
Staying Connected: Early Stage Memory Loss Workshop begins @ Daystar Retirement Village
Apr 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Are you experiencing mild memory loss?

Staying Connected: Early Stage Memory Loss Workshop
at Daystar Retirement Village
Starts April 23,2016
Four-Week Series
10:30 am, 90 minutes

Register for Staying Connected and learn:
* How to incorporate positive activities into daily living
* How to cope with daily challenges of memory loss
* How your mood can affect your memory and what you can do to improve it

Care Partners (spouse, friend or relative) join each session

Pre-Registration is required.

Contact Danielle Rogers, Education and Programs Specialist
206-529-3870, drogers@alz.org

Apr
30
Sat
2016
Owl Hoot @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

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

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

$5 per person

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

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

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

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

Event #148710

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

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

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

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

Facebook event page here.

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

May
24
Tue
2016
WS Rotary fundraising breakfast with guest speaker Cliff Mass @ Salty's on Alki
May 24 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Join us for a fundraiser breakfast and help support the Rotary Club of West Seattle on May 24th, 2016, 7–9 am at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor). Celebrating 68 years of service and community building, the Rotary Club of West Seattle needs your help in order to continue to provide school supplies, winter clothing and college scholarships to local students. The club also supports international projects for clean water, schools, safe roads, maternal health and sanitation in countries such as Nigeria, Ethiopia, Colombia, Thailand and Guatemala.

Join friends, family and civic leaders as we work together to strengthen our community and continue to create a positive lasting change, locally, nationally and world-wide. We will also hear from guest speaker, Cliff Mass, local meteorologist and professor at the University of Washington and KPLU weather guy.

Cliff Mass has been explaining our crazy Pacific Northwest weather with an entertaining twist for decades. Join the University of Washington Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and renowned Seattle weather prognosticator/personality on May 24th and support the Rotary Club of West Seattle. Cliff will be discussing the Northwest Impacts and Regional Implications of Global Warming at the upcoming fundraiser breakfast (located at Salty’s) and tickets are only $47. Your donations at this fundraiser breakfast will be used to support the Rotary Club of West Seattle who has no paid staff; and is involved with several projects to help local children, seniors and others in need.

To learn more about the Rotary Club of West Seattle and to sign up for this event, please visit www.westseattlerotary.org.

May
26
Thu
2016
Hell Yes Life Seminar @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

‘Hell Yes Life’ Seminar
Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

Hosted by: Norman Bell of HellYesLife.com
Special guest: Peter Feysa of ConquerAnyFear.com

In this fun, inspiring 2-hour seminar, we’ll explore answers to the questions, “What does my Hell Yes Life look like?”, “How do I get there?” and “What’s holding me back?” You’ll commit to taking one small step toward your Hell Yes Life and you’ll gain a new community of people to support you and hold you accountable.

We’ll also explore:

* 3 crucial steps you need to take to live a Hell Yes Life
* 3 important questions you need to ask yourself to wake up to your life
* 3 massive actions you can take TODAY to move toward your HYL (Hell Yes Life)

To encourage you to attend, I’m offering a special 30% discount off the regular ticket price for West Seattle Blog readers. To buy your tickets as the discounted rate, and to learn more about the event, click on this link (the discounted price will already be
applied):
http://bit.ly/HellYesLifeVIP

This offer is available for a limited time, and space is filling up fast, so reserve your seat now!

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

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

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

$25 or any contribution.

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

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

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

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

Jun
4
Sat
2016
West Seattle High School all-school reunion @ West Seattle High School
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SSC Arboretum
Seattle Conifer Day
Pruning Demonstration
10 am to Noon

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

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

Food Truck
– near Northwest Wine Academy

Seattle Public Library Cart
– NWWA Patio

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

Jun
18
Sat
2016
Environmental Education Station Event @ Camp Long
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

This event is free and open to the public.

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

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

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

Jun
22
Wed
2016
Free Emergency Preparedness Workshop @ Southwest Library
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Free Emergency Preparedness workshop led by the City’s Office of Emergency Management, at the Southwest Library:

Are you prepared for the next big earthquake and other disasters Seattle could face? Hear from local emergency management experts about what you can do to get prepared. Learn about the City’s new emergency alert and notification system – AlertSeattle – and bring questions to ask the City’s hazard specialist during an open Q&A session.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

Free Workshop: Fire Extinguisher and Utility Control @ Southwest Library
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Free Emergency Preparedness workshop led by the City’s Office of Emergency Management, at the Southwest Library:

When a large disaster happens, first responders and other city services may be overwhelmed. Transportation may be disrupted and communication may be difficult. It is vital that city residents are prepared to be self-sufficient during these times. Having knowledge of some key disaster skills is a crucial part of that preparedness effort.

This workshop provides training on fire extinguisher use and utility control. Both of these are key skills that may be needed after a disaster.

Registration is required
. Please register here.

For more information, contact snap@seattle.gov

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

Jun
25
Sat
2016
Bringing Baby Home: A Parenting and Relationship Program Workshop @ Arts West Theatre
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bringing Baby Home: A Parenting and Relationship Program

Two Day Workshop: June 25th and 26th, 9 am–4 pm
Located at Arts West Theatre in West Seattle

Created from the research by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, this program is designed to give you the skills and information to recognize and successfully cope with the normal stressors of becoming a family. This workshop can be taken during pregnancy or with baby in arms.

Class size is limited, pre-registration is required.

Cost: $130 per couple, includes workbook and materials.

Please contact Megan Slade with questions or concerns at 206-707-9141 or megan@meganslade.com

To register, please visit: http://www.meganslade.com/gottman/

Jun
26
Sun
2016
Bringing Baby Home: A Parenting and Relationship Program Workshop @ Arts West Theatre
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bringing Baby Home: A Parenting and Relationship Program

Two Day Workshop: June 25th and 26th, 9 am–4 pm
Located at Arts West Theatre in West Seattle

Created from the research by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, this program is designed to give you the skills and information to recognize and successfully cope with the normal stressors of becoming a family. This workshop can be taken during pregnancy or with baby in arms.

Class size is limited, pre-registration is required.

Cost: $130 per couple, includes workbook and materials.

Please contact Megan Slade with questions or concerns at 206-707-9141 or megan@meganslade.com

To register, please visit: http://www.meganslade.com/gottman/

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

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

Jul
4
Mon
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

‘Rent Smart’: Bilingual Affordable Housing Help @ South Park Library
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Get one-on-one assistance on how to search for affordable housing and protect your rights as a tenant at four free drop-in sessions at the South Park Branch of The Seattle Public Library in July and August.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. All Rent Smart sessions will be offered in Spanish and English. For Spanish text describing the sessions, visit the Library’s public calendar listings.

Drop-in sessions will be offered at the times, dates and locations listed below.

6 pm to 7:30 pm Tuesdays, July 5 and 19 at the South Park Branch, 206-615-1688.

6 pm to 7:30 pm Tuesdays, Aug. 2 and 16 at the South Park Branch, 206-615-1688.

Information at these sessions will include: best practices and tips for renters; what to consider when choosing a place to rent; how to protect yourself from eviction; and how to get deposits back and repairs made.

The drop-in sessions will be offered by staff from Solid Ground, an anti-poverty and social service non-profit that helps families keep or obtain housing while supporting them to overcome poverty and thrive.

For more information, call the Library at 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian.

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

‘Rent Smart’: Bilingual Affordable Housing Help @ South Park Library
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Get one-on-one assistance on how to search for affordable housing and protect your rights as a tenant at four free drop-in sessions at the South Park Branch of The Seattle Public Library in July and August.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. All Rent Smart sessions will be offered in Spanish and English. For Spanish text describing the sessions, visit the Library’s public calendar listings.

Drop-in sessions will be offered at the times, dates and locations listed below.

6 pm to 7:30 pm Tuesdays, July 5 and 19 at the South Park Branch, 206-615-1688.

6 pm to 7:30 pm Tuesdays, Aug. 2 and 16 at the South Park Branch, 206-615-1688.

Information at these sessions will include: best practices and tips for renters; what to consider when choosing a place to rent; how to protect yourself from eviction; and how to get deposits back and repairs made.

The drop-in sessions will be offered by staff from Solid Ground, an anti-poverty and social service non-profit that helps families keep or obtain housing while supporting them to overcome poverty and thrive.

For more information, call the Library at 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian.

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

Jul
22
Fri
2016
Hands-on Writing Workshop: To Beatbox or Not To Beatbox @ Southwest Library
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Come to the Southwest Library and discover the beat that drives poetry with staff from The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas. Compose poetry to your own rhythm. For grades 3-5. Registration required.

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

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

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

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

Jul
23
Sat
2016
WSHS Class of 1996 – 20th Reunion @ Dakota Park Place
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you!!

Jul
26
Tue
2016
Gracious Space workshop @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

HPIC and the Friends of Highland Park Elementary School invite you to a Gracious Space workshop at HPIC, Tuesday July 26 from 6 to 9pm. The workshop will be facilitated by the Center for Ethical Leadership. We invite you to build relationships with your neighbors and explore how we can collaborate to bring all our neighbors together to build a stronger community. Refreshments will be provided – please rsvp by July 25.

Highland Park Improvement Club
1116 SW Holden
Seattle, WA 98106
www.hpic1919.org
206-762-9825

Jul
29
Fri
2016
Hands-on Writing Workshop: Louder, Faster, Funnier @ Southwest Library
Jul 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Come to the Southwest Library and get creative with staff from The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas. Use improv theater techniques to develop written work, celebrate with a reading/performance. For grades 3-5. Registration required.

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

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

Aug
2
Tue
2016
‘Rent Smart’: Bilingual Affordable Housing Help @ South Park Library
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Get one-on-one assistance on how to search for affordable housing and protect your rights as a tenant at four free drop-in sessions at the South Park Branch of The Seattle Public Library in July and August.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. All Rent Smart sessions will be offered in Spanish and English. For Spanish text describing the sessions, visit the Library’s public calendar listings.

Drop-in sessions will be offered at the times, dates and locations listed below.

6 pm to 7:30 pm Tuesdays, July 5 and 19 at the South Park Branch, 206-615-1688.

6 pm to 7:30 pm Tuesdays, Aug. 2 and 16 at the South Park Branch, 206-615-1688.

Information at these sessions will include: best practices and tips for renters; what to consider when choosing a place to rent; how to protect yourself from eviction; and how to get deposits back and repairs made.

The drop-in sessions will be offered by staff from Solid Ground, an anti-poverty and social service non-profit that helps families keep or obtain housing while supporting them to overcome poverty and thrive.

For more information, call the Library at 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian.

Aug
5
Fri
2016
Money Management for Seniors: A Financial Planning Workshop @ Daystar Retirement Village
Aug 5 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Please join us for a presentation on the basics of wealth management in retirement. In this interactive workshop the presenter will answer your questions on managing money during retirement; planning for retirement; estate planning; Social Security and Medicare issues. Presented by professional financial advisors.

Money Management for Seniors: A Financial Planning Workshop
August 5th, 2:30-3:30 pm
Daystar Retirement Village
2615 SW Barton St

Aug
9
Tue
2016
Money Management for Seniors: A Financial Planning Workshop @ Seattle Senior Living Bridge Park
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please join us for a presentation on the basics of wealth management in retirement. In this interactive workshop the presenter will answer your questions on managing money during retirement; planning for retirement; estate planning; Social Security and Medicare issues. Presented by professional financial advisors.

Money Management for Seniors: A Financial Planning Workshop
August 9th 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Seattle Senior Living Bridge Park
3204 SW Morgan St, Seattle

Aug
16
Tue
2016
‘Rent Smart’: Bilingual Affordable Housing Help @ South Park Library
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Get one-on-one assistance on how to search for affordable housing and protect your rights as a tenant at four free drop-in sessions at the South Park Branch of The Seattle Public Library in July and August.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. All Rent Smart sessions will be offered in Spanish and English. For Spanish text describing the sessions, visit the Library’s public calendar listings.

Drop-in sessions will be offered at the times, dates and locations listed below.

6 pm to 7:30 pm Tuesdays, July 5 and 19 at the South Park Branch, 206-615-1688.

6 pm to 7:30 pm Tuesdays, Aug. 2 and 16 at the South Park Branch, 206-615-1688.

Information at these sessions will include: best practices and tips for renters; what to consider when choosing a place to rent; how to protect yourself from eviction; and how to get deposits back and repairs made.

The drop-in sessions will be offered by staff from Solid Ground, an anti-poverty and social service non-profit that helps families keep or obtain housing while supporting them to overcome poverty and thrive.

For more information, call the Library at 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian.

Aug
20
Sat
2016
West Seattle High School Class of 1971 reunion @ WS Golf Course
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Aug
29
Mon
2016
Fall Sea Run Cutthroat – free seminar @ Emerald Water Anglers
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

August 29th — Fall Sea Run Cutthroat — 7:00 pm at Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor): Alex Collier will help you prepare for the fall season in our local saltwater by discussing tactics, equipment set up, addressing tides and fly selection so you can hit the beach with more confidence once the kids are all back in school!

7:00 pm / FREE

Please RSVP at store

206-708-7250
shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

Sep
8
Thu
2016
Getting Into Spey Casting – free seminar @ Emerald Water Anglers
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

September 8th — Getting Into Spey Casting — 7:00 pm at Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor): Join EWA Manager Reid Curry for an in store seminar on the basics of spey casting and how to take your first steps into the world of
two-handed casting and fishing. If you have been toying around with the idea of getting into spey casting but don’t know where to start, this is the seminar for you!

7:00 pm / FREE

Please RSVP at store

206-708-7250
shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

Sep
17
Sat
2016
Mental Health and Companionship Training courses @ Walmesley Center
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

MENTAL HEALTH 101 AND COMPANIONSHIP: DEMYSTIFYING MENTAL HEALTH AND REMOVING THE STIGMA OF MENTAL ILLNESS

Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Life, Justice and Peace Commission invites you to one or both of these great events on Saturday, September 17 in the Walmesley Center (7000 35th Ave SW, Seattle 98126).

Mental Health 101 (10-11:30 am) will focus on fostering a deeper understanding of common mental illnesses, what they look like, how they develop and tips for relating to the people who live with them. We will discuss strategies for families and other caregivers to support the mental health of themselves and others.

Companionship Training
(12:30 pm-3 pm) will introduce the five practices of Companionship: hospitality, neighboring, sharing the journey side-by-side, listening and
accompaniment. Once completed, you will have tools to listen consciously, with openness and awareness, to enable at least a momentary reprieve, and to encourage a strengthening for the journey ahead.

$10 suggested fee per class or $15 for the whole day.

Information: Jennifer Ibach at jibach@olgseattle.org or 206-935-0358 x.120. Please be sure to bring a lunch if you’re staying for the day.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This year, the Duwamish Longhouse is reforesting the hillside behind the Longhouse and Seattle Park’s Department is restoring 40 acres in the West Seattle Green Belt. Duwamish activities are funded in part by a grant from the King County Conservation District. http://www.kingcd.org/programs-grant.htm

Our project’s objectives are:

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

Sep
22
Thu
2016
Fall Fishing in Washington and Beyond – free seminar @ Emerald Water Anglers
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

September 22nd — Fall Fishing in Washington & Beyond — 7:00 pm at Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor): EWA Guide Staff will be talking about some of our favorite local and regional fishing opportunities for the fall season and how to take advantage of them. Fall is one of the most exciting times of the year to be an angler in the Northwest. Our guides will share info on seasonal opportunities for trout, sea run cutthroat, steelhead, and more!

7:00 pm / FREE

Please RSVP at store, or 206-708-7250
shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

Sep
27
Tue
2016
Financial Workshop: Knowledge is Golden @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Financial Workshops: Knowledge is Golden

Free to members, $7 per session to non-members

September 27, 5:30 pm
Social Security: Your Questions Answered
Guest presenter: Carol McClure, Financial Designs

October 19, 5:30–6:30 pm ~Wine and appetitzers
Money Questions for Women

Call to register: 206-938-6017

Your financial future – worth planning for.

Oct
8
Sat
2016
North Delridge Action Plan Workshop @ Southwest Teen Life Center
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

From the Office of Planning & Community Development: We are hosting a Delridge Projects Workshop on October 8 from 9:30 – Noon at the Southwest Teen Life Center. Join your neighbors, community organizations and Departments from the City of Seattle in:

North Delridge Action Plan: Working to make the positive changes you want for North Delridge. See how you can get involved taking action on your priorities.

Delridge Way Multimodal Transportation Project: Reviewing options for transforming Delridge Way SW into a safer and healthier space with predictable movement of people and goods.

Longfellow Creek Natural Drainage: Learning how to improve drainage for a healthy Longfellow Creek and Puget Sound.

Delridge Resource Fair: Promoting awareness and participation in projects and community services taking place around Delridge.

This is the final public workshop for the North Delridge Action Plan. It is the result input from hundreds of your neighbors who helped identify the community’s vision for North Delridge, and prioritize steps that you, organizations and the City can take to make Delridge a healthy and livable neighborhood for all community members. The meeting materials and comments are on the Get Involved page.

As part of this effort we are also working on a more focused community vision for how the neighborhood’s parks and cultural facilities can take a lead role in improving the health of all Delridge communities.

The North Delridge Action Plan and Delridge’s Vision for its Parks and Cultural Facilities will be posted to this website when complete.

An Advisory Core Team (ACT), made of members who represent cross sections of the community, helped guide this project. The ACT began by reviewing background information, the 1999 Delridge Neighborhood Plan, and the comments you provided at Delridge Day and at Gathering of Neighbors in 2014. Since then, they have been meeting almost every month to set direction for this project.

Project Benefits

It has been 16 years since Delridge completed its neighborhood plan. Together, the community and the City have accomplished many of the neighborhood plan goals. However, some of the plan’s priorities are out of date. It’s time to work with the Delridge community to establish current priorities and to develop an action plan to achieve those priorities.

The Delridge Action Plan will use the Healthy Living Framework to focus attention on how neighborhood planning can improve our health, connect people and places, and make sure places serve people. The framework proposes that a healthy Delridge includes strong community and organizations, healthy people and families, and a supportive physical environment.

The Delridge Action Plan seeks to support a healthy neighborhood that:

* Contains diverse households, supported by strong social and cultural institutions and services
* Provides access to resources necessary to meet personal needs, such as healthy food, retail, and commercial destinations
* Includes a natural and man-made environment with infrastructure supporting healthy activities such as parks, sidewalks, playgrounds, transit, shopping, and services

The End Result

Our action plan will define community and City strategies that address key priorities developed through the planning process, with the aim of ensuring Delridge’s people and places can thrive.

Oct
10
Mon
2016
‘Learn How to Start a Business in Your Kitchen’ workshop series begins @ Delridge Library
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Do you want to start a small food business in your own kitchen? Yes, you can! Join our six-week workshop to find out if your food business idea makes sense and how to get started. Registration is required.

Delridge Branch Library
6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 10 through Nov. 21 at the
Delridge Branch, 206-733-9125. (No meeting Oct. 31).

Workshop classes cover: rules and regulations, marketing, keeping records, financing, packaging and required labels. Qualified individuals will be able to take advantage of free, one-on-one business consulting with a Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship business advisor after they complete the series.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Space is limited, so please register. Registrants are asked to plan to attend all six workshops in the series.

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

This event series is co-sponsored by the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship at Pinchot University.

Oct
11
Tue
2016
Workshop for Seattle Park District-funded programs @ Southwest Teen Life Center
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Applications available for Seattle Park District-funded programs for community activities in 2017

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is now accepting applications for three Seattle Park District-funded programs for community activities in 2017.

Arts in Parks

– This program funds outdoor arts and cultural events in parks throughout the city.

– Funded projects include new and established festivals, events, and temporary public art that bring life to Seattle’s parks, especially in underserved areas of the city.

– Individual artists, neighborhood arts councils, and local community-based groups are eligible to apply.

– Applications are available online at www.seattle.gov/arts/arts-in-parks, in multiple languages. Applications are due by October 19, 2016 at 11 p.m.

– For more information, please call Jenny Crooks at 206-684-7084 or email her at jenny.crooks@seattle.gov.

Get Moving/Recreation for All

– These programs fund culturally relevant physical and enrichment programming to under resourced communities and in neighborhoods where health and enrichment disparities are prevalent.

– The goal of the community funding is to further strengthen the collaborative working relationship between SPR and Seattle communities through innovative and sustainable programs.

– Nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and community groups are eligible to apply.

– Applications are available online at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/special-initiatives-and-programs/get-moving in multiple languages. Applications are due by October 24, 2016 at 5 p.m.

– For more information, please contact Lakema Bell and Jeron Gates at SPRfunds4all@seattle.gov.

Learn what makes a strong application by attending a workshop. This interactive question-and-answer session will cover specifics on eligibility and how to apply. We can make interpreters available with 72 hours advance notice. First time applicants are encouraged to attend.

The only West Seattle workshop:

October 11, 2016
Southwest Teen Life Center, 2801 SW Thistle St.
6:30-8 p.m.

Oct
16
Sun
2016
Wounded Healer Ecumenical Liturgy @ Our Lady of Guadalupe
Oct 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Wounded Healer Ecumenical Liturgy: Out of our Brokenness We Share the Gift of Healing

“I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” John 10:10

During this Respect Life Month, Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Life, Justice and Peace Commission invites you to a Wounded Healer Ecumenical Liturgy to explore Jesus’ invitation to live an abundant life! This liturgy will bring to a close the LJP Commission’s year of focus on Mental Health. During our time together, we will meditate on mental, physical and emotional limitations that get in the way of living our lives abundantly. Through song, Scripture, silence and prayer, we will explore how our wounds can become strengths and how, through God’s grace, we can help one another to heal in community. All are welcome as you are to join us on Sunday, October 16 at 5:30 pm. Information, Jennifer: jibach@olgseattle.org or 206-935-0358 x.120.

Oct
18
Tue
2016
Financial Workshop: Knowledge is Golden @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Financial Workshops: Knowledge is Golden

Free to members, $7 per session to non-members

October 18, 1:00-2:30 pm (lunch)
Outsmart the Scammers

Call to register: 206-938-6017

Your financial future – worth planning for.

Oct
19
Wed
2016
Financial Workshop: Knowledge is Golden @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Financial Workshops: Knowledge is Golden

Free to members, $7 per session to non-members

September 27, 5:30 pm
Social Security: Your Questions Answered
Guest presenter: Carol McClure, Financial Designs

October 19, 5:30–6:30 pm ~Wine and appetitzers
Money Questions for Women

Call to register: 206-938-6017

Your financial future – worth planning for.

Oct
29
Sat
2016
WEST SEATTLE Plant-for-the-Planet Academy @ Westside Unitarian Church
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Do you know a young person who is concerned about climate change? Please spread the word about the upcoming Plant for the Planet Academy on October 29th. At this free day-long workshop, 50 students (ages 8-14) will learn how they can take action to protect and heal our environment, as part of Plant For The Planet – an international group of 34,000+ young people worldwide who are planting trees and leading communities to solve the climate crisis now. At the Academy, students will learn how to present information to others about the science of climate change and ways to take positive action – both as individuals and as communities. Students will use hands-on activities to teach one another about climate science, how to plant a tree, how to give a climate presentation, and they will make plans with other ambassadors to engage our community on climate solutions. The upcoming Plant for the Planet Academy will culminate in an educational and moving slideshow presentation for families and the public, as the world’s newest Ambassadors for Climate Justice share what they have learned from each other and make their commitments to plant and speak for the trees, and for our environment! To learn more, watch “Now We Children Save the World” on youtube.

FREE to all students ages 9 – 14 includes snacks, t-shirt and book “Tree By Tree”

Please Register here.

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

From Puget Soundkeeper Alliance:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov
9
Wed
2016
Westwood Urban Village and Community Design Workshop @ Chief Sealth International High School
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The goal of this workshop is to help inform Seattle City Council about your community’s vision of how our Urban Villages should look, feel, and function in support of important citywide goals for increased affordability, design quality, and housing options in neighborhoods throughout the city.

We welcome a lively interchange of ideas and opinions on the recently proposed zoning changes for your neighborhood, including where the boundary for urban villages should be drawn, what mix of zones best support the context and conditions of local areas, and how to encourage more housing options and elements of livability (including neighborhood amenities such as frequent and reliable transit, community-serving businesses, parks and schools).

Westwood Urban Village and Community Design Workshop
Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6–9:30 pm
Chief Sealth International High School Library

Seattle City Council
Contact: Spencer Williams, Spencer.Williams@seattle.gov

Registration:
We look forward to hearing from you. To RSVP, please e-mail me at Spencer.Williams@seattle.gov with your name, organization and address. Please indicate at that time if you require accommodations for accessibility or interpretation services. Childcare will be provided at event. Due to meeting format, space is limited.

Nov
12
Sat
2016
Rise Up Workshop – Creativity for Emotional Healing
Nov 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

RISE UP WORKSHOPS – CREATIVITY FOR EMOTIONAL HEALING
Saturday, November 12th, 2016
11 am-2 pm. West Seattle
All inclusive.
SoulShine Life Coaching, Desiree D’Ambrosio Shafman CPC, ELI-MP

Engage in a compelling fusion of expressive art, relaxing guided meditation and life coaching aligned towards awakening and deepening the healing power of your Creative Nature. Explore how the Creative Process can help you discover and express your inner world by listening to and dialoging with your body, mind and soul. No art experience necessary! All you need is an open mind and a willingness to engage in the process.
– Transform Inner Obstacles
– Release difficult Emotions
– Connect With Your Inner Wisdom
– Reframe Traumatic Events
– Overcome Limiting Self Beliefs
– Create Meaningful Connections

Space is Limited. Preregistration required.

For more information or to register please visit:
www.soulshine-lifecoaching.com
Email: soulshinelifecoaching@outlook.com
Phone: 206 499 5350

Nov
14
Mon
2016
Free Workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions. @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 14 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join a FREE Living Well Workshop for 2+ hours for 6 weeks. Learn from trained volunteer leaders who have health conditions themselves. Set your own goals and make a step by step plan to improve your health. Caregivers and Care Receivers are encouraged to attend this together if possible. To register or for more information please call Cassidy Stout at 206-727-6265.

Free workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions
It will meet on Mondays through December 19th from 2:30 pm–4 pm.
Senior Center of West Seattle
(the Nelson Room)

Nov
15
Tue
2016
Free workshop: College Admissions and Financial Aid @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Free College Financial Aid Community Workshop to be held at the West Seattle Library on Tuesday, November 15th.

Free College Admissions and Financial Aid workshop for parents of college-bound students.

Learn how to navigate the complexities of the college admissions process. Albert Israel, CFP, will discuss strategies for determining then maximizing college financial aid. During this complimentary seminar, you will learn ways to:

~ Calculate how college aid is determined and how much you will be expected to pay.
~ Define a college savings goal that is right for you.
~ Determine today’s cost and various payment options.

The workshop will be held Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30 PM at West Seattle (Admiral) Public Library, 2306 42nd Ave SW, Seattle 98116.

Nov
17
Thu
2016
Travel and Fishing in Cuba – free seminar @ Emerald Water Anglers
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

November 17th — Cuba–Now Open for Americans — 7:00 pm at Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor): Jon Covich of Fly Water Travel will be on hand to share some great images and discuss all the viable options currently available for eager fly anglers to travel and experience in Cuba. In the past 12 months a ton has changed and Jon is on top of it.

Please also RSVP at the store via phone, email or Facebook.

7:00 pm / FREE

Please RSVP at store via phone, email or Facebook.
206-708-7250
shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

Nov
21
Mon
2016
Free Workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions. @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 21 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join a FREE Living Well Workshop for 2+ hours for 6 weeks. Learn from trained volunteer leaders who have health conditions themselves. Set your own goals and make a step by step plan to improve your health. Caregivers and Care Receivers are encouraged to attend this together if possible. To register or for more information please call Cassidy Stout at 206-727-6265.

Free workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions
It will meet on Mondays through December 19th from 2:30 pm–4 pm.
Senior Center of West Seattle
(the Nelson Room)

Nov
28
Mon
2016
Free Workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions. @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 28 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join a FREE Living Well Workshop for 2+ hours for 6 weeks. Learn from trained volunteer leaders who have health conditions themselves. Set your own goals and make a step by step plan to improve your health. Caregivers and Care Receivers are encouraged to attend this together if possible. To register or for more information please call Cassidy Stout at 206-727-6265.

Free workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions
It will meet on Mondays through December 19th from 2:30 pm–4 pm.
Senior Center of West Seattle
(the Nelson Room)

Dec
4
Sun
2016
‘Introduction to Flamenco Dance’ workshop @ West Seattle Performing Arts
Dec 4 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Carmona Flamenco and FlamencoArts NW will be presenting an “Introduction to Flamenco Dance” workshop, taught by maestra Rubin Carmona, at the new West Seattle Performing Arts Studio (WSB sponsor). This workshop will be accompanied by maestro Marcos Carmona on guitar.

December 4th 2016
12:30 pm until 2 pm
West Seattle Performing Arts

$25
Info: wspa.org
206 935 3777
flamencoartsnw.org

The Carmonas have been professional flamenco dancer, singer, guitarist and teachers for 45 years, both in the United States and Spain (see fanw.org).

Maestra Carmona will present an introduction to basic flamenco foot patterns, upper body movement, and rhymic hand clapping (palmas). She will also demo some of the components of the dance such as scarfs and shawls. She will also teach a short choreography. Shoes with a low heel or character shoes will be helpful but not necessary.

Free Workshop: Transforming Pain, Fear and Anger to Action @ Westside Unitarians Universalist Congregation
Dec 4 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Please join us for Hate Free Delridge’s next event: Transforming Pain, Fear and Anger to Action to be held on Sunday December 4th from 1:30-4:30PM at Westside Unitarians Universalist Congregation in the basement meeting hall.

We are asking participants to please REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP HERE so we can get an accurate participant count. The workshop is free.

Organizations to date that have partnered include:
Call of Compassion NW
Hate Free Delridge
InspireSeattle
OneAmerica
Seattle City Club
Seattle Globalist
Women of Wisdom
WSUU

Workshop facilitators include Susan Partnow and Lola Peters.

A brief summary of the workshop:

Now the election is finally over. But this election has widened our country’s already divisive political environment. “Politically incorrect speech” has been honored in certain political circles. We’ve heard political candidates claim that our election system is rigged and watched them stir-up and unleash anger and hate throughout our country. With Donald Trump’s surprise victory, our country now faces extensive uncertainty as Trump moves to address his campaign promises which pitted communities against each other, setting the table for continued anger and possible violence going forward.

On Sunday, December 4th from 1:30-4:30pm, we will be conducting an event to counter this negativity and help bring our community closer while providing tools to help us all get back to working together. This will be an educational and participatory forum to be held at Westside Unitarian Universalist, 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle. This forum will provide tools for transforming pain, fear and anger to action. This forum will be professionally facilitated and is being supported by multiple partnering organizations.

Please register for this free forum at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2716318

The goals of this forum are multifold: to hear from a victim of a recent hate crime; to learn tools for successfully and peacefully countering hate speech when encountered in one’s own community; to meet other concerned neighbors and share one’s own experiences and perspectives in a safe and structured format; to learn from Hate Free Delridge’s experience in bringing a neighborhood closer in response to a hate crime; and assistance in forming your own hate-free neighborhood group.

Dec
5
Mon
2016
Free Workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions. @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 5 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join a FREE Living Well Workshop for 2+ hours for 6 weeks. Learn from trained volunteer leaders who have health conditions themselves. Set your own goals and make a step by step plan to improve your health. Caregivers and Care Receivers are encouraged to attend this together if possible. To register or for more information please call Cassidy Stout at 206-727-6265.

Free workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions
It will meet on Mondays through December 19th from 2:30 pm–4 pm.
Senior Center of West Seattle
(the Nelson Room)

Dec
12
Mon
2016
Free Workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions. @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 12 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join a FREE Living Well Workshop for 2+ hours for 6 weeks. Learn from trained volunteer leaders who have health conditions themselves. Set your own goals and make a step by step plan to improve your health. Caregivers and Care Receivers are encouraged to attend this together if possible. To register or for more information please call Cassidy Stout at 206-727-6265.

Free workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions
It will meet on Mondays through December 19th from 2:30 pm–4 pm.
Senior Center of West Seattle
(the Nelson Room)

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

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

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

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

Dec
19
Mon
2016
Free Workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions. @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 19 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join a FREE Living Well Workshop for 2+ hours for 6 weeks. Learn from trained volunteer leaders who have health conditions themselves. Set your own goals and make a step by step plan to improve your health. Caregivers and Care Receivers are encouraged to attend this together if possible. To register or for more information please call Cassidy Stout at 206-727-6265.

Free workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions
It will meet on Mondays through December 19th from 2:30 pm–4 pm.
Senior Center of West Seattle
(the Nelson Room)

Dec
22
Thu
2016
West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The West Seattle Lions Club meets every Thursday at 12:00 pm at the West Seattle Senior Center 2nd Floor ( 4217 S.W. Oregon Street). Call Harvey Rowe at 206-762-1221 for reservations by Tuesday nights because we serve a good lunch for $7.00 on Thursdays!

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

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

Jan
21
Sat
2017
Free workshop: Homebuying for Investment @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Ready to jump in to real estate investment but not sure how to get going? In this fast-paced workshop you will learn strategies to leverage both traditional and creative financing to acquire income-producing properties – including multi-family properties, ADU or MIL, vacation rentals (VRBO or Air B & B), and more. Learn how to find the best real estate investment for your budget, how to evaluate the property for income potential, and options and resources for managing your properties. Learn tips and tricks to avoid the pitfalls of “landlording” and go home with a step by step plan to reach your goals. Join our experts for this fast-paced workshop on building wealth in real estate through rental property – RSVP to get started today!

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Where: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

RSVP: 206-242-0800 or jrocheford@financeofamerica.com. Free to the first 30 to respond!

Free workshop: Homebuying for Investment @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Ready to jump in to real estate investment but not sure how to get going? In this fast-paced workshop you will learn strategies to leverage both traditional and creative financing to acquire income-producing properties – including multi-family properties, ADU or MIL, vacation rentals (VRBO or Air B & B), and more. Learn how to find the best real estate investment for your budget, how to evaluate the property for income potential, and options and resources for managing your properties. Learn tips and tricks to avoid the pitfalls of “landlording” and go home with a step by step plan to reach your goals. Join our experts for this fast-paced workshop on building wealth in real estate through rental property – RSVP to get started today!

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Where: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

RSVP: 206-242-0800 or jrocheford@financeofamerica.com. Free to the first 30 to respond!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan
23
Mon
2017
Tenant Rights – Free Workshop @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In this FREE workshop for current and future renters and tenant advocates, Solid Ground Tenant Counselors will cover information to help consumers…
– Know and assert their rights as tenants
– Navigate the housing search and landlord screening process
– Protect themselves from eviction and housing loss
– Learn how to get deposits back and repairs made

Please note that while Solid Ground’s Tenant Counselors are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice, they are recognized leaders in tenant education and advocacy.

Monday, January 23rd from 6:30-8 pm at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

QUESTIONS? Contact our Tenant Services Workshops & Advocacy Line at 206.694.6748 or tenantwa@solid-ground.org.

https://www.facebook.com/events/581281532071094/

https://www.solid-ground.org/events/rent-smart-tenant-rights-workshop-2/

Jan
30
Mon
2017
Write On! Workshop with Jenny & Sonya
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writers’ workshop with local writers Sonya Elliott and Jenny McGlothern. Register here.

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

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

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

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

Feb
7
Tue
2017
Business Information Appointments @ Delridge Library
Feb 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come to the Library for individual appointments up to an hour with a librarian trained in business reference and market research. Registration is required.

We work with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development to find information and data for planning a business or operating a current business. The Library has print and digital resources which can help you with many kinds of business questions including:

• finding industry information
• writing a business plan
• sizing your market
• identifying your customers.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please contact the Delridge Branch to register. Appointment times are: Feb. 7, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 14, 12-3 p.m., Feb. 21, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 28, 12-3 p.m.

Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian

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

Feb
10
Fri
2017
Nighttime low-tide beach walks @ Constellation Park, Alki
Feb 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide.

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 27, 9:30-11 pm (-1.11 at 10:41pm)
Friday, February 10, 9-11 pm (-1.44 at 10:32pm)

Beach etiquette:
While on the beach, please remember:
~ Walk carefully; there’s life beneath your feet!
~ Touch gently with one wet finger.
~ Observe animals where they are and please avoid picking them up.
~ Please only move rocks that are small enough to be moved with one hand and return them to the position in which you found them.
~ Please only remove trash from the beach, nothing else. Many of our beaches are protected by law.

Feb
11
Sat
2017
Seeking Seattle’s Surviving Salamanders @ Camp Long
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Join Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures for Seeking Seattle’s Surviving Salamanders – How We Might Help Them. Let’s seek and celebrate Seattle’s surviving salamanders, at possibly their best remaining Seattle refugium at Camp Long. While we see if they are home in their habitat, we will discuss what constitutes healthy habitat for our different salamander species, and we might be able to do a small bit to improve that habitat. Of the six Seattle salamanders that may still occur in the city, there are 4 species that still occur at Camp Long. Two of these never go in the water, laying their eggs in hidden, moist places. They are the (extra cute) Ensatina (in the photo) and the Western Red-backed Salamander. If they are home we can hold and examine them, before letting them return. Two lay their eggs, in jelly-like masses in the pond,meeting their mates for their dates on or around Valentines’ night, so if we are lucky we might see some early eggs in the pond. Whether the salamanders are home or not, there is a whole community of plants, animals and fungi to enjoy and learn about and help.

Pre-registration requested: e-mail or phone to pre-register: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 While no cash is required, I ask that people support me and my efforts to promote a paradigm shift of re-building a human community that is increasingly again appreciating and serving the wealth of our natural community, while serving healthier human communities in the process. If no one pre-registers I might not show up.

Feb
14
Tue
2017
Business Information Appointments @ Delridge Library
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come to the Library for individual appointments up to an hour with a librarian trained in business reference and market research. Registration is required.

We work with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development to find information and data for planning a business or operating a current business. The Library has print and digital resources which can help you with many kinds of business questions including:

• finding industry information
• writing a business plan
• sizing your market
• identifying your customers.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please contact the Delridge Branch to register. Appointment times are: Feb. 7, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 14, 12-3 p.m., Feb. 21, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 28, 12-3 p.m.

Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian

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

Feb
18
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

‘Developing Your Spiritual Connections’ Workshop @ The Center for Movement & Healing
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mediumship, Psychic Sciences, Metaphysics, and Spiritual Healing. Join professional psychic-mediums Marc Lainhart from Seattle, Washington, and Cynthia Rose McCaw from Denver, Colorado for an afternoon of spirit that will lead you to trust your own spiritual path without any borders or what we like to refer to as “Spiritual Awesomness!”

Marc and Cynthia Rose will lead this workshop with plenty of spiritual fun, knowledge, wisdom, and development for your own spiritual journey as we explore and discover through mind, body, and spirit. This workshop is designed for both basic and advanced “Spiritual Prospectors” and “Light Workers” looking to expand, evolve, and improve their work as psychic-mediums and spiritual healers.

* Meditation with a deeper spiritual connection
* Attunement & Energy Management Exercises
* Mediumship Excercises
* Spiritual Healing Exercises
* Class demonstrations with positive feedback on becoming a better, next generation psychic-medium

WHERE: The Center for Movement & Healing
7901 35th Ave SW – 2nd Floor

WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2017
11 am–3 pm

COST: $50

REGISTRATION FOR WORKSHOP:
Pre-Registration is preferred online
Payment due at registration (no refunds)

Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/developing-your-spirtual-connections-workshop-tickets-30545218571

Facebook Events: http://www.facebook.com/events/1369579069740446/

Seeking Seattle’s Surviving Salamanders @ Camp Long
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Join Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures for Seeking Seattle’s Surviving Salamanders – How We Might Help Them. Let’s seek and celebrate Seattle’s surviving salamanders, at possibly their best remaining Seattle refugium at Camp Long. While we see if they are home in their habitat, we will discuss what constitutes healthy habitat for our different salamander species, and we might be able to do a small bit to improve that habitat. Of the six Seattle salamanders that may still occur in the city, there are 4 species that still occur at Camp Long. Two of these never go in the water, laying their eggs in hidden, moist places. They are the (extra cute) Ensatina (in the photo) and the Western Red-backed Salamander. If they are home we can hold and examine them, before letting them return. Two lay their eggs, in jelly-like masses in the pond, meeting their mates for their dates on or around Valentines’ night, so we will probably now be able to see their eggs in the pond. Whether the salamanders are home or not, there is a whole community of plants, animals and fungi to enjoy and learn about and help.

Pre-registration requested: e-mail or phone to pre-register: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 $0 – $20 per person, whatever is comfortable. While no cash is required, I ask that people support my efforts to promote a paradigm shift of re-building a human community that is increasingly again appreciating and serving the wealth of our natural community, while serving healthier human communities in the process. If no one pre-registers I might not show up.

Feb
21
Tue
2017
Business Information Appointments @ Delridge Library
Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come to the Library for individual appointments up to an hour with a librarian trained in business reference and market research. Registration is required.

We work with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development to find information and data for planning a business or operating a current business. The Library has print and digital resources which can help you with many kinds of business questions including:

• finding industry information
• writing a business plan
• sizing your market
• identifying your customers.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please contact the Delridge Branch to register. Appointment times are: Feb. 7, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 14, 12-3 p.m., Feb. 21, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 28, 12-3 p.m.

Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian

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

Career Night @ Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate
Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

From Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices-Northwest Real Estate (WSB sponsor):

Thinking about a career in real estate? You’re invited to attend Career Night:

February 21st from 4–5 pm at our office.

Go to http://www.bhhsnwrealestate.com/pnwra/index.asp to reserve your spot!

Feb
23
Thu
2017
Bystander Intervention workshop @ Fauntleroy Church, UCC
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

A free workshop to learn practical, safe alternatives to doing nothing in bullying or harassment situations.

Feb 23rd, 6:30–8:00 pm
at Fauntleroy Church

Feb
25
Sat
2017
Natural Community Service and Admiration Stroll @ Fauntleroy Park
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures for Natural Community Service and Admiration Stroll in Fauntleroy Park. We will meet at the entrance on SW Barton St by SW Henderson St, between 40th Av SW & 41st Av SW.

Why not join your local human community, as we take a stroll in our local natural community, and admire her beauty, her fascinating intricacy, and learn Stewart’s strategies, developed over the last 20 years, to get the most mileage in helping Mother Nature heal from the abuses incurred in a bad relationship with her children, Able, Cain and David? While we learn the strategies, we’ll control a few wily weeds that are encroaching on declining plant community members. This session will be at our local treasure of nature, Fauntleroy Park, where the first of over-controlling Able’s creature creations, the domesticated dog, is trampling the Trilliums, while salamanders, whose cover has been blown, struggle to safely sneak around. No fee is required, but I am building a community of support for me, my work, and for a growing movement. That support can take any helpful form.

Pre-registration is not required, but it would help me estimate the crowd to prepare for. If no one pre-registers I may not show up. To pre-register e-mail ecostewart@gmail.com or phone (land only right now) 206 932-7225

Feb
28
Tue
2017
Business Information Appointments @ Delridge Library
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come to the Library for individual appointments up to an hour with a librarian trained in business reference and market research. Registration is required.

We work with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development to find information and data for planning a business or operating a current business. The Library has print and digital resources which can help you with many kinds of business questions including:

• finding industry information
• writing a business plan
• sizing your market
• identifying your customers.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please contact the Delridge Branch to register. Appointment times are: Feb. 7, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 14, 12-3 p.m., Feb. 21, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 28, 12-3 p.m.

Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian

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

Mar
4
Sat
2017
Spring Cleaning workshop @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Providence Mount St. Vincent and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish to host Spring Cleaning workshop

It’s time for spring cleaning! But before jumping headlong into organizing belongings, financials and starting to downsize, Providence Mount St. Vincent and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish invite you to attend their Spring Cleaning workshop. Participants will learn how to clarify priorities, purpose, personal mission and values, and to develop a thoughtful plan.

The workshop is sponsored by Providence Mount St. Vincent assisted living and nursing home in West Seattle and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. It features Rebecca Crichton, executive director of Northwest Center for Creative Aging and Father Jack Walmesley, pastor at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. They will engage and entertain participants with their insights into creating space and time for what people really want in their lives.

The workshop will be held from 9 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday March 4, 2017, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. It will include coffee and refreshments, vendors to connect participants with resources, and a program and interactive workshop led by Crichton, with opening remarks by Father Walmesley. A $5 donation is suggested.

Register by calling 206-935-0358 or e-mailing Marion Kari at marionk@olgseattle.org. More information about Providence Mount St. Vincent can be found online at www.providence.org/themount. More information about Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish can be found online at https://olgseattle.org.

Mar
9
Thu
2017
Free seminar: Your Business – Start Smart @ Delridge Library
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Delridge Library: Are you thinking of going into business for yourself? Join entrepreneur and business coach Jeff Levy March 9, 2017, 6–8 pm as he walks you through what it really takes to start and run a business. Registration is encouraged.

Whether you are purchasing a company, starting a new venture, or seeking a franchise award, you’ll learn whether starting a business is right for you at this time in your life and in this economic cycle.

This seminar covers the fundamentals of starting a business including; incorporation, financing, stakeholder development, and business planning. Jeff shares practical vignettes and stories from his experience as a business owner and manager. You’ll have time to ask questions and get ideas.

The seminar will help you understand:

• How personal and business motivations effect success
• The essential qualities of an entrepreneur
• The seven centers of management attention
• Differences in the startup, purchasing a business, and a franchise award
• Different types of legal structures and why one might incorporate
• Elements of a good business plan
• Pros and cons of different financing options available
• Local resources to help you to the next stage of business ownership.

Levy is a nationally recognized consultant and coach to individuals interested in exploring self-employment. Jeff shares from his wealth of business experience as a founding member of Windswept Capital, President and COO of Spider Staging Corporation, officer at Flow International, and Executive VP and principle of SafeWorks LLC.

As a business coach Jeff has helped several hundred people begin their first business. He serves on several college entrepreneurial advisory boards and is regular guest speaker at SCORE and the Women’s Business Center. He is also the co-author of “Making the Jump Into Small Business Ownership.”

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

Mar
11
Sat
2017
Espalier Tree Pruning Workshop
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 am

City Fruit’s Espalier Pruning and Training Workshop is back by popular demand! Espalier is a method of training fruit trees along a fence or barrier as a way to provide easy fruit growing and harvesting for small spaces. Pruning and training these trees is an important annual maintenance task that helps ensure a healthy harvest each season!

Join City Fruit Saturday, March 11th at 10 am in West Seattle to learn more about this technique! The workshop will cover which tools to use, how to make the best cuts to the trees, and how to train your canopy. It will also cover some basic fruit tree biology and growth response! Feel free to bring your own bypass pruner if you have it to practice! We’d love to have you learn with us!

Buy your tickets here: https://www.cityfruit.org/calendar/espalier-tree-pruning-workshop

Mar
14
Tue
2017
DIY Bikes @ West Seattle Tool Library
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

After a long winter, your bike needs some lovin’. DIY Bikes loves bicycles and we have the bike shops best practices to share the love with you. We provide the work space, the tools, the cleaning materials and the lubes. You provide the bike and the willingness to learn new techniques.

We will be working at the West Seattle Tool Libraryevery Tuesday in March from 5-7:30 pm. The address is 4408 Delridge Way SW right on the way home from work for many of you. See you next Tuesday, March 14th,for our first workshop

diybikes.org

Mar
18
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

Mar
21
Tue
2017
DIY Bikes @ West Seattle Tool Library
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

After a long winter, your bike needs some lovin’. DIY Bikes loves bicycles and we have the bike shops best practices to share the love with you. We provide the work space, the tools, the cleaning materials and the lubes. You provide the bike and the willingness to learn new techniques.

We will be working at the West Seattle Tool Libraryevery Tuesday in March from 5-7:30 pm. The address is 4408 Delridge Way SW right on the way home from work for many of you. See you next Tuesday, March 14th,for our first workshop

diybikes.org

Mar
24
Fri
2017
The Lions Club of West Seattle Open House/Celebration @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Mar 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Lions Club of West Seattle is celebrating 88 years of service to our West Seattle Community. Please join us and learn more about how we serve you.

March 24, 2017 from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm at the Sisson Building/Senior Center of West Seattle. We will have demonstrations, information, FREE hot dogs, popcorn and beverages for all. Families are welcome as we will have a play area provided for the children. We hope to see you there!

Mar
25
Sat
2017
Self-defense workshop benefiting OneAmerica @ SIMA
Mar 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Seattle Integrated Martial Arts will be conducting a community-based Self-Defense Workshop on Saturday, March 25th, 12:30 – 2:00.

We will be raising money for a local organization, OneAmerica, that helps immigrant communities and fights for human rights.

The workshop is “free” but we are asking a suggested donation of $30 or whatever people can contribute.
Space is also limited. Call 206-935-4531 or email classes@simamartialarts.com to register.

Mar
28
Tue
2017
DIY Bikes @ West Seattle Tool Library
Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

After a long winter, your bike needs some lovin’. DIY Bikes loves bicycles and we have the bike shops best practices to share the love with you. We provide the work space, the tools, the cleaning materials and the lubes. You provide the bike and the willingness to learn new techniques.

We will be working at the West Seattle Tool Libraryevery Tuesday in March from 5-7:30 pm. The address is 4408 Delridge Way SW right on the way home from work for many of you. See you next Tuesday, March 14th,for our first workshop

diybikes.org

Apr
10
Mon
2017
Student Assistant Program Application Workshop @ High Point Library
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Student Assistant Application Workshop – This workshop is for students ages 16 and up (without a Bachelor’s degree) who are interested in becoming a Student Assistant at the library. The Student Assistant is a paid position. Find out more of what the Student Assistant Program at the library is all about, and begin your application.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 10 at the High Point Branch, 206-684-7454

Apr
12
Wed
2017
South Seattle College free Admissions Workshop @ South Seattle College
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

 

South Seattle College is holding a free Admissions Workshop to help community members and future students with the admission and enrollment process.

Attendees will get hands-on help completing their free college application.  Additional topics covered include funding resources to help pay for college (including financial aid, scholarships and work study), guidance on the steps to enroll, tips on registering for classes and new student orientation. 

The workshop is designed for future students interested in applying to South’s academic transfer and professional/technical career training programs, and information will also be shared on those pathways.

Drop-ins are welcome, and signing up in advance is encouraged.  Please visit the Admissions Workshop webpage to learn more and RSVP.

Wednesday, April 12
3-4:30 p.m.
South Seattle College Library, Room LIB 217 

 

Apr
15
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

Duwamish River Bird Walk @ Duwamish Tribe Longhouse
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

WHAT: Birds of the Duwamish River Valley—Free Talk & Walk

WHEN: Saturday, April 15, 2017, 1 to 3 pm. Free

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

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

Apr
24
Mon
2017
Immigrant Rights & Family Safety Planning Workshop @ Roxhill Elementary
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The Seattle Public Library is partnering with Colectiva Legal del Pueblo, Seattle Public Schools, and the ACLU of Washington, to offer immigrant rights and family safety planning workshops at two locations.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Workshops will be offered in Spanish and English. Spanish text is available in the Library’s Calendar of Events.

These workshops aim to mitigate the effects of a family member—many times the head of a family—being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Participants will learn how to develop a family safety plan, gather relevant documents to fight a deportation case and support someone who is detained.

By creating plans for children in mixed-status households, parents will be able to plan for the prospect of separation by designating temporary legal guardianship. At the workshop, families are guided through filling out general power of attorney documents that give authority to a spouse or another person to make decisions in the event of a separation.

Other topics covered will include the most recent updates on executive orders, as well as past policies, memos and executive orders that have shaped legal and ICE practices.

5 pm to 6:30 pm, Monday, April 24
Roxhill Elementary School, 9430 30th Ave S.W.

For more information, call the Library at 206-252-957 0r Ask a Librarian.

(A second workshop will be offered Monday, May 8 at the South Park Branch, 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm, 8604 Eighth Ave. S., 206-615-1688)

Apr
26
Wed
2017
Starting a Business for Real People @ West Seattle Office Junction
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Creative Entrepreneur: What is the Fringe Economy & How Do I Join It?

Presentation: The Fringe Market is huge. Bigly humongous, generating over $1 trillion in 2009 in the U.S. alone (For comparison, the U.S. had a $14 trillion economy that year.)

But how can you start a business there if you don’t know where it is or even what it is. I’ll explain what this market is and how it effects the new business founder for fifteen minutes, then throw the meeting up to questions and comments.

Includes a BrainWriting Session ~ Bring your questions and problems and we’ll look – as a group – for a creative answer.

BE PREPARED to network your business with cards and a practiced Elevator Statement.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
West Seattle Office Junction
6040 California Avenue SW

Price: $10.00 /per person – RSVP required at meetup.com/Starting-a-Business-for-Real-People

My blog: The Creative Entrepreneur (smartstartbusiness.blogspot.com)

Apr
29
Sat
2017
The Creative Advantage: Reteaching Gender & Sexuality event
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is an off-site Seattle Art Museum event that takes place at Youngstown Cultural Art Center in West Seattle.

How do norms of gender, sexuality, and family take shape within school communities, classroom learning, and youth cultures? How are recent cultural and policy debates influencing the health and well-being of LGBTQ students? Reteaching gender and sexuality is a framework for self-reflection and action that considers how gender and sexuality norms intersect with other vectors of social power (such as racism, xenophobia, ableism, etc.) and result in inequities. Participants will discuss their current practices, share resources, and sharpen their skills in addressing these inequities with children, K-12. The workshop will highlight the significant role of the arts and cultural organizing in LGBTQ social change strategies and liberation movements.

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 1pm -4pm

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May
3
Wed
2017
“Sea Trials” Presentation at Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ West Seattle Senior Center
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Author, Wendy Hinman will be at the Kiwanis meeting, May 3, Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Senior Center, Nucor Room, 2nd Flr. She will be presenting “Sea Trials”, an adventure story about the Wilcox Family circumnavigating the globe.

West Seattle Kiwanis Club meets weekly on Wednesdays*, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm at The Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St, 2nd floor on the corner of California Ave SW and SW Oregon.

Members of the community who might be interested in joining Kiwanis are invited to attend a meeting, or contact us:
206-920-3900, westseattlekiwanis@live.com, or website here.

*Except as noted in the Kiwanis website calendar here.

May
5
Fri
2017
Seattle’s Urban Bird Treaty Signing and Birdwalk @ Lincoln Park North Playground
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Friday, May 5, Seattle will become an Urban Bird Treaty city.

Two events are scheduled:
Birdwalk: 10 – 10:40 am
Signing Ceremony: 11:00 am – Noon

Lincoln Park at the North Playground
8011 Fauntleroy Way SW
For more info, call (206) 523-4483

Please join us for the signing of Seattle’s Urban Bird Treaty!

After extensive outreach and advocacy by Seattle Audubon and partners, Seattle’s city council passed a resolution to enter into an Urban Bird Treaty with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The Treaty partnership will protect birds in the Seattle area by developing programs to reduce hazards to migrating birds that travel along the Pacific Flyway, restoring habitat, and connecting residents and youth to nature within our city.

On May 5, the city and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will officially sign the treaty, an important milestone that recognizes Seattle’s role in protecting the Pacific Flyway. Seattle Audubon volunteers will lead a free birdwalk, one hour prior to the ceremony.

This work is a collaboration between Seattle Audubon, Audubon Washington, Heron Habitat Helpers, City of Seattle, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.

May
6
Sat
2017
Community Orchard of West Seattle meetup/weekend work party @ South Seattle College
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

COWS (Community Orchard of West Seattle) Weekend Workparty

Where: South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), located North Entrance, 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle

WHEN:
Saturday, May 6th 10am – 2pm

HOW: Run, walk, bike, or bus routes 128 and 125 stops in front of (RSB) Building.

Remember to bring gloves and drinking water. Dress according to weather.

Mission: COWS will grow a free source of local fruit and vegetables for volunteers and local food security programs while engaging people in sustainable agriculture education and community gathering.

More info here:

No Meetups July & August for Summer Break

 

May
8
Mon
2017
Immigrant Rights & Family Safety Planning Workshop @ Roxhill Elementary
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Seattle Public Library is partnering with Colectiva Legal del Pueblo, Seattle Public Schools, and the ACLU of Washington, to offer immigrant rights and family safety planning workshops at two locations.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Workshops will be offered in Spanish and English. Spanish text is available in the Library’s Calendar of Events.

These workshops aim to mitigate the effects of a family member—many times the head of a family—being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Participants will learn how to develop a family safety plan, gather relevant documents to fight a deportation case and support someone who is detained.

By creating plans for children in mixed-status households, parents will be able to plan for the prospect of separation by designating temporary legal guardianship. At the workshop, families are guided through filling out general power of attorney documents that give authority to a spouse or another person to make decisions in the event of a separation.

Other topics covered will include the most recent updates on executive orders, as well as past policies, memos and executive orders that have shaped legal and ICE practices.

Monday, May 8
6 p.m. to 7:30 pm
South Park Library Branch, 8604 Eighth Ave. S, 206-615-1688

For more information, call the Library at 206-252-957 0r Ask a Librarian.

May
10
Wed
2017
South Seattle College free Admissions Workshop @ South Seattle College
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

South Seattle College is holding a free Admissions Workshop to help community members and future students with the admission and enrollment process.

Wednesday, May 10
10-11:30am
South Seattle College Library, Room LIB 217  (campus map)

Attendees will get hands-on help completing their free college application.  Additional topics covered include funding resources to help pay for college (including financial aid, scholarships and work study), guidance on the steps to enroll, tips on registering for classes and new student orientation.

The workshop is designed for future students interested in applying to South’s academic transfer program and the professional/technical career training programs, and information will also be shared on those pathways.

Drop-ins are welcome, and signing up in advance is encouraged.  Please visit the Admissions Workshop webpage to learn more and RSVP.

May
13
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

May
16
Tue
2017
Airplant Terrarium Workshop @ Pecado Bueno
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CRAFTY AFTER DARK

Airplant terrarium workshop @Pecado Bueno

7pm Tuesday, May 16

To Register, go here.

May
17
Wed
2017
Free Self-Defense Workshop @ West Seattle High School Library
May 17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Come Discover Your Power!

The WAVE Foundation will be leading a FREE workshop at West Seattle High School on Wednesday, May 17th from 3:30-5:30pm in the Library. The School-based Health Center sponsored by Neighborcare Health will be hosting and providing snacks!

With sexual assault dominating media headlines, TV shows and adolescents real and current lives this workshop is more important than ever. This workshop with the WAVE Foundation is designed to give adolescents real tools to protect themselves including intuition honing, de-escalation, boundary setting, assertive communication, and self-defense and fighting techniques, as well as access to resources for survivors of violence or abuse. Because the vast majority of those directly impacted by sexual assault are women, be sure to come with the understanding that the workshop’s target audience is girls and young women; however, ALL students, friends, parents and community members of all genders are welcome to attend!

For more information contact the Neighborcare Health School-based Health Center at West Seattle High School at (206) 658-8048.

May
25
Thu
2017
FREE Move vs. Remodel Workshop @ Graystone Mortgage, LLC
May 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Thinking of moving or remodeling your home?
Come to a FREE Move vs. Remodel Workshop!
With home prices steadily rising in West Seattle, many home owners are wondering whether they should move or remodel. We’ll explore both options in-depth and find the solution that’s best for you.

Learn about:

  • Typical remodeling costs and timelines
  • Remodel finance options
  • West Seattle real estate information

Presented by:
Josh Niederberger, Professional Contractor at Niederberger Contracting (WSB Sponsor)
Sam Centioli (NMLS#50704), Mortgage Loan Originator at Graystone Mortgage, LLC (CO. NMLS #18163)
Heidi Mitchell, Real Estate Broker at Best Choice Realty, LLC
If you are currently working with a licensed real estate broker in the state of Washington, this class is not intended to solicit your business.

Jun
3
Sat
2017
Introduction to Food Forest Workshop with Kimberly Leeper & Jackie Cramer @ Community Orchard of WS
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Introduction to Food Forest Workshop
Saturday, June 3, 2017
10am – 12:30pm

Dear Friends of The Orchard,

In the wonderful and educational space that is the Community Orchard of West Seattle, begin to learn about, and practice, the design process of analyzing your site for a food forest – a garden modeled on the structure of young natural woodland and utilizing multifunctional plants of which most are edible.

We will also explore some benefits of food forests (ex. less maintenance, beneficial wildlife habitat). We will wrap up with some hands-on plant guild design and planting time.

Helpful resources will be shared with you to aid you in successfully growing your own urban/suburban food forest!

Light snacks and refreshments provided. Feel free to bring some to share!

Suggested Donation: $10 – $25. Please choose an amount to pay on the sliding scale that you feel is equitable. This rate helps cover costs while offering a discount for those that need it. No one turned away who are unable to pay.

What to Bring:
Gloves
Sturdy shoes or boots
Dress for weather
Reusable water bottle
Notebook, Pencil/Pen
Your curiosity about Food Forests
Snack to share
RSVP: info@fruitinwestseattle.org

COWS is honored to host this class with Kimberly Leeper & Jackie Cramer.

Kimberly Leeper has been a Seattlite for 22 years and is an educator, permaculture designer, plant and wildlife enthusiast who specializes in Pacific NW native plants, beneficial wildlife habitat, and food forests/edible forest gardens. She has a background in teaching and learning with children and adults in a variety of settings; volunteering with community gardens and plant-related endeavors – Beacon Food Forest for past 4 years; and leading a sustainable landscaping company – Mariposa Naturescapes (2005 – 2016) and Oasis Edible Naturescapes (2016 to present).

Jackie Cramer is a permaculture designer, landscaper and educator. She has worked the land for over twenty years as farmer, planner, and community organizer. She is co founder of the Beacon Food Forest, and the permaculture education collective. She continues to learn from the land and people she serves.

Directions: Community Orchard of West Seattle is located at the North entrance of the South Seattle College parking lot. Follow the north entrance road past the Chinese garden and Nursery and arrive at the orchard before the road bends to the right.

National Trails Day: West Duwamish Greenbelt hikes @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hike developed and undeveloped trails of the West Duwamish Greenbelt, the largest urban forest in Seattle on a ridge above the Duwamish RIver. Members of the West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails group and Nature Consortium will be on hand to guide hikers and provide information on the history and reforestation of the greenbelt. The first half of the trail is a constructed gravel trail. The second half is muddier and less developed. There are a few ups and downs and a bit of scrambling but only modest elevation changes, suitable for most ages with appropriate footwear. The trail makes a loop from the south end of the campus of South Seattle College, paralleling the campus in the greenbelt, to the Chinese Garden and Arboretum at the north end of campus, returning to the start along the campus and 16th Ave. SW.

More details can be found here.

Guided hikes are at 10 am and noon – meet at 12th SW and SW Holly.

West Seattle High School Centennial and All-School Reunion
Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:45 pm

2017 Schedule of Events:

4:00 – 4:30 pm Pick up programs, name tag and roam the halls
4:30 – 5:15 pm Individual Class Reunions in assigned rooms.
4:30 – 5:15 pm “92 Years of Westside Pride” video in the Theater
5:15 – 6:15 pm Presentations in the Theater: Hall of Fame induction, Scholar-ships Awarded, Recognition of the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1967
6:15 – 6:30 pm Assemble outside the North Entrance for the Group Hug Photo
6:30 pm Photo shoot – please be prompt

ALL ARE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR THE GROUP HUG PHOTO EVENT:

The photo known as a Group Hug for West Seattle High School will be taken at the conclusion of the annual All-School Reunion that afternoon.

Mark the date, June 3rd, 2017!

For more information, or to volunteer to help, contact Jim Biava, All-School Reunion chair, 206-387-2683, jim@jimbiava.com, or Clay Eals, executive director, Southwest Seattle Historical Society, 206-484-8008, clay.eals@loghousemuseum.info

Jun
10
Sat
2017
Health Care Decision Making @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Providence Mount St. Vincent and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish to host Health Care Decision Making event

Join Providence Mount St. Vincent and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish to learn how to plan ahead for your personal health-care wishes. One of the greatest stresses for a family is having to guess what health care choices a loved one would make – if this hasn’t been discussed in advance. This workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday June 10, 2017, at Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave SW, Seattle, Pigott Chapel, 3rd floor. It will include coffee and refreshments.

An interactive program will feature Jen Kulik, who will facilitate, through drama, how challenging, insightful and humorous conversations to clarify health care wishes can be between spouses, parents and siblings. Our Lady of Guadalupe Father Jack Walmesley will offer opening remarks. Participants will receive a copy of Five Wishes – a practical tool and resource to help guide families through these conversations. A $5 donation is suggested. Register by contacting Ann Martin at 206-938-6194 or Ann.Martin@providence.org.

More information about Providence Mount St. Vincent can be found at www.providence.org/themount. More information about Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish can be found at olgseattle.org.

Jun
11
Sun
2017
Lincoln Park Nature Walk: Edible and Medicinal Plants @ Lincoln Park @ South Parking Lot
Jun 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Edible and Medicinal Plants of Lincoln Park
Sunday, June 11th, 3-5pm
Space is limited to 15.
From Jonathan Hover:

Edible and Medicinal Plants of Lincoln Park
Sunday, June 11th, 3-5pm
**We’ll meet at the parking lot at the south end of the park at 3pm**

Lincoln Park offers a fun variety of forest, shoreline, and metropolitan plants friends. Plants we’ll see include Huckleberries, Thimbleberries, False Solomon’s Seal, St. John’s Wort, Oregon Grape, Indian Plum, and many more!

We’ll talk about how to identify, ethically gather, prepare, and use the medicinal plants we’ll encounter. I provide handouts with the common and scientific names, preparations, and uses of the most of the plants we’ll see, as well as a glossary of herbal terms I’ll be using, and botanical illustrations describing leaf shapes and types, and flower parts and types for context.

Make sure to bring something to write with, comfortable shoes, and water!

I grew up in southeast Seattle, and have always had a passion for the natural world. I attended the Intro to Western Herbalism program at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies in Boulder, Co. from 1999-2000, and received a certificate in Advanced Herbalism from the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism in Boulder, Co. in 2003. I’ve studied the uses of northwest native plants for the last 15 years, and have led plant walks professionally on Orcas Island, Seattle, and the Cascades. I have found that being able to identify and know the uses of the plants around me has changed the way I view the world, giving me a deeper sense of connection with this beautiful place we live, and I love to share that with others.

I want my walks to be accessible and affordable to all who are interested. $15 sliding scale, open to trades, nobody refused for lack of money, children 13 and under free. The event will be limited to 15 people. You can reserve a spot through my paypal. Pay any amount and comment on how many spots you’d like, or email me at evergreenplantwalks@gmail to request a spot or with any questions.

Jun
17
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

Jun
22
Thu
2017
West Seattle Transportation Coalition workshop for light-rail stations, routing @ Hall at Fauntleroy
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the West Seattle Transportation Coalition for a community-led workshop on routing/stations for WS light rail. Special time and location. Full details in our preview.

Jun
24
Sat
2017
Lower Fauntleroy Tree Walk @ Fauntleroy Creek Viewpoint
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Trees for Seattle presents the Lower Fauntleroy Tree Walk on Saturday, June 24th from 10 am – 12 pm. Free, but need to RSVP here.

Meet at Fauntleroy Creek Viewpoint at the junction of Fauntleroy Way SW and Director Street SW

With a stunning view of the Puget Sound, Fauntleroy Way is one of West Seattle’s most iconic streets. Tree ambassador Al Rouyer will lead a walk beginning at the Fauntleroy Creek Viewpoint. 22 trees are included in the walk. Al will describe interesting facts about the trees and gives ways to easily identify each tree. He will also give some of the interesting history of the Fauntleroy neighborhood. The walk is short covering only about the length of 3 city blocks. Come join Tree Ambassador Al as we tour this scenic drive and enjoy the trees among the ocean breeze.

Questions? Email TreeAmbassador@seattle.gov or call 206-615-1668.
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Jun
25
Sun
2017
June Low Tide Beach Safari @ Mee-Kwa-Mooks Beach
Jun 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Low Tide Beach Safari on Sunday, June 25, 2017, 11:30am – 1:00pm @ Me-Kwa-Mooks Beach.
Age 6 and up due to rocky beach. Meet at Emma Schmitz Outlook just above the beach. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Presented  by Seattle Parks Urban Nature Guides. Free.

Search for tide pool 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 and handle slippery surfaces.

All programs led by highly trained Seattle Urban Nature Guides. Please remember all children must be accompanied by an adult.

REGISTRATION: Go to Seattle Parks to use the online registration system – SPARC. You need to sign up for am account and obtain a pin number in order to use the online system. This may take up to 24 hours, so plan ahead. Once you have your pin number, use the course code number listed in the program description to find the program in the SPARC system. The course code number is listed next to the program date.
Another way to register is to contact Camp Long Environmental Learning Center:
5200 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA. 98126, Phone: 206-684-7434, Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Jul
6
Thu
2017
One-On-One Business Planning @ Southpark Library
Jul 6 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

GET ONE-ON-ONE HELP WITH BUSINESS PLANNING AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY THIS SUMMER. Entrepreneurs can make an appointment with a librarian trained in business reference and market research at two locations of The Seattle Public Library in July and August.
Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Visit or call the Library branch to sign up. Appointments are available for up to one hour.
Librarians will work with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development to find information and data for planning a business or operating a current business. The Library has print and digital resources that can help with many kinds of business questions, including finding industry information, writing a business plan, sizing a market and identifying customers.

South Park Branch Library
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27.

For more information, call the Library at 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian.

Jul
8
Sat
2017
Puget Park – West Duwamish Greenbelt Restoration/Tree-Cutting Plan Open House @ SSC, Chan Education Center
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

As part of the Green Seattle Partnership, Seattle Parks and Recreation will undertake a restoration project throughout 24 acres of the West Duwamish Greenspace. The site, Puget Park, is located on the hillside between South Seattle College and West Marginal Way. A map of the project area can be found online at http://arcg.is/1Dzvm1.

Work is scheduled to begin this summer, so please join Seattle Parks at Recreation for a project open house and site walk on Saturday, July 8th, from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM at South Seattle College, Chan Education Center (6000 16th Ave SW). The open house will run the duration of the time, with a brief presentation at 10:30 and a site walk at 11:30.

For more information about the project, check out the latest Green Seattle Partnership blog post or contact Michael Yadrick with any questions (michael.yadrick@seattle.gov).

Jul
13
Thu
2017
One-On-One Business Planning @ Southpark Library
Jul 13 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

GET ONE-ON-ONE HELP WITH BUSINESS PLANNING AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY THIS SUMMER. Entrepreneurs can make an appointment with a librarian trained in business reference and market research at two locations of The Seattle Public Library in July and August.
Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Visit or call the Library branch to sign up. Appointments are available for up to one hour.
Librarians will work with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development to find information and data for planning a business or operating a current business. The Library has print and digital resources that can help with many kinds of business questions, including finding industry information, writing a business plan, sizing a market and identifying customers.

South Park Branch Library
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27.

For more information, call the Library at 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian.

Jul
17
Mon
2017
‘Make It, Then Play It’ Family Workshop Series” @ the Delridge Library
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

“Make It, Then Play It – Family Workshop Series” @ the Delridge Library.
This is a family workshop for children ages 9-12, with a parent or caregiver who will also participate in the class.

Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date.

Monday, July 17, 2017, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 24, 2017, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 31, 2017, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Don’t just play games – make them with the University of Washington Center for Game Science!

This three-day family workshop will be taught by the creator of BlockStudio, a new system that lets novices create games and animations rapidly, without using text-based code. The final day will consist of a show-and-tell session, where families will show off their creations to each other.

This program is part of the Library’s 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! The Library is offering hundreds of free programs and activities for children and teens to keep youth engaged in reading and learning all summer long.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required.

The 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! is funded by generous donations from The Seattle Public Library Foundation and Tableau.

Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch.
Contact Info Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian.

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

Jul
20
Thu
2017
One-On-One Business Planning @ Southpark Library
Jul 20 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

GET ONE-ON-ONE HELP WITH BUSINESS PLANNING AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY THIS SUMMER. Entrepreneurs can make an appointment with a librarian trained in business reference and market research at two locations of The Seattle Public Library in July and August.
Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Visit or call the Library branch to sign up. Appointments are available for up to one hour.
Librarians will work with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development to find information and data for planning a business or operating a current business. The Library has print and digital resources that can help with many kinds of business questions, including finding industry information, writing a business plan, sizing a market and identifying customers.

South Park Branch Library
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27.

For more information, call the Library at 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian.

Jul
22
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

July Low Tide Beach Safari @ Mee-Kwa-Mooks Beach
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Low Tide Beach Safari on Sunday, July 22, 2017, 9:30 – 11am @ Me-Kwa-Mooks Beach.
Age 6 and up due to rocky beach. Meet at Emma Schmitz Outlook just above the beach. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Presented  by Seattle Parks Urban Nature Guides. Free.

Search for tide pool 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 and handle slippery surfaces.

All programs led by highly trained Seattle Urban Nature Guides. Please remember all children must be accompanied by an adult.

REGISTRATION: Go to Seattle Parks to use the online registration system – SPARC. You need to sign up for am account and obtain a pin number in order to use the online system. This may take up to 24 hours, so plan ahead. Once you have your pin number, use the course code number listed in the program description to find the program in the SPARC system. The course code number is listed next to the program date.

Another way to register is to contact Camp Long Environmental Learning Center:
5200 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA. 98126, Phone: 206-684-7434, Email: camplong@seattle.gov
7/22/2017 Sun   #166068

 

Deaf Community Beach Walk @ Lincoln Park
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Meet us on the beach! Sign language interpretation will be available between 10 am and 1 pm at Lincoln Park on July 22, 2017 with beach naturalists during low tide.

Jul
24
Mon
2017
‘Make It, Then Play It’ Family Workshop Series” @ the Delridge Library
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

“Make It, Then Play It – Family Workshop Series” @ the Delridge Library.
This is a family workshop for children ages 9-12, with a parent or caregiver who will also participate in the class.

Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date.

Monday, July 17, 2017, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 24, 2017, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 31, 2017, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Don’t just play games – make them with the University of Washington Center for Game Science!

This three-day family workshop will be taught by the creator of BlockStudio, a new system that lets novices create games and animations rapidly, without using text-based code. The final day will consist of a show-and-tell session, where families will show off their creations to each other.

This program is part of the Library’s 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! The Library is offering hundreds of free programs and activities for children and teens to keep youth engaged in reading and learning all summer long.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required.

The 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! is funded by generous donations from The Seattle Public Library Foundation and Tableau.

Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch.
Contact Info Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian.

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

Jul
27
Thu
2017
One-On-One Business Planning @ Southpark Library
Jul 27 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

GET ONE-ON-ONE HELP WITH BUSINESS PLANNING AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY THIS SUMMER. Entrepreneurs can make an appointment with a librarian trained in business reference and market research at two locations of The Seattle Public Library in July and August.
Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Visit or call the Library branch to sign up. Appointments are available for up to one hour.
Librarians will work with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development to find information and data for planning a business or operating a current business. The Library has print and digital resources that can help with many kinds of business questions, including finding industry information, writing a business plan, sizing a market and identifying customers.

South Park Branch Library
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27.

For more information, call the Library at 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian.

Jul
28
Fri
2017
Chief Sealth High School Multi-Class Reunion—All Classes 60’s, 70’s & 80’s @ Lincoln Park
Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chief Sealth High School Multi-Class Reunion—All Classes 60’s, 70’s & 80’s Welcome! Friday, July 28th from 5-8 pm.
Lincoln Park Shelters closest to Fauntleroy Ferry Dock on the beach
FREE! Go here Chief Sealth All Class Reunion for more information.

Jul
31
Mon
2017
‘Make It, Then Play It’ Family Workshop Series” @ the Delridge Library
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

“Make It, Then Play It – Family Workshop Series” @ the Delridge Library.
This is a family workshop for children ages 9-12, with a parent or caregiver who will also participate in the class.

Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date.

Monday, July 17, 2017, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 24, 2017, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 31, 2017, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Don’t just play games – make them with the University of Washington Center for Game Science!

This three-day family workshop will be taught by the creator of BlockStudio, a new system that lets novices create games and animations rapidly, without using text-based code. The final day will consist of a show-and-tell session, where families will show off their creations to each other.

This program is part of the Library’s 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! The Library is offering hundreds of free programs and activities for children and teens to keep youth engaged in reading and learning all summer long.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required.

The 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! is funded by generous donations from The Seattle Public Library Foundation and Tableau.

Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch.
Contact Info Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian.

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

Aug
1
Tue
2017
One-On-One Business Planning @ Delridge Library
Aug 1 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

GET ONE-ON-ONE HELP WITH BUSINESS PLANNING AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY THIS SUMMER. Entrepreneurs can make an appointment with a librarian trained in business reference and market research at two locations of The Seattle Public Library in July and August.
Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Visit or call the Library branch to sign up. Appointments are available for up to one hour.
Librarians will work with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development to find information and data for planning a business or operating a current business. The Library has print and digital resources that can help with many kinds of business questions, including finding industry information, writing a business plan, sizing a market and identifying customers.

Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

Aug
8
Tue
2017
One-On-One Business Planning @ Delridge Library
Aug 8 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

GET ONE-ON-ONE HELP WITH BUSINESS PLANNING AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY THIS SUMMER. Entrepreneurs can make an appointment with a librarian trained in business reference and market research at two locations of The Seattle Public Library in July and August.
Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Visit or call the Library branch to sign up. Appointments are available for up to one hour.
Librarians will work with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development to find information and data for planning a business or operating a current business. The Library has print and digital resources that can help with many kinds of business questions, including finding industry information, writing a business plan, sizing a market and identifying customers.

Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

Aug
15
Tue
2017
One-On-One Business Planning @ Delridge Library
Aug 15 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

GET ONE-ON-ONE HELP WITH BUSINESS PLANNING AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY THIS SUMMER. Entrepreneurs can make an appointment with a librarian trained in business reference and market research at two locations of The Seattle Public Library in July and August.
Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Visit or call the Library branch to sign up. Appointments are available for up to one hour.
Librarians will work with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development to find information and data for planning a business or operating a current business. The Library has print and digital resources that can help with many kinds of business questions, including finding industry information, writing a business plan, sizing a market and identifying customers.

Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

Aug
16
Wed
2017
Kid-friendly park walk with guidebook author @ Jack Block Park
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 11 AM at Jack Block Park

Kid-friendly park walk with guidebook author Linnea Westerlind

Join West Seattleite Linnea Westerlind, author of Discovering Seattle Parks, for a family-friendly hike through Jack Block Park in West Seattle. Come explore this unusual, little-known spot. The walk is stroller-friendly and is about one mile round-trip. Meet at the first parking lot near the restrooms. Harbor Ave. S.W. and S.W. Florida St., Seattle.

Aug
19
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

Aug
22
Tue
2017
One-On-One Business Planning @ Delridge Library
Aug 22 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

GET ONE-ON-ONE HELP WITH BUSINESS PLANNING AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY THIS SUMMER. Entrepreneurs can make an appointment with a librarian trained in business reference and market research at two locations of The Seattle Public Library in July and August.
Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Visit or call the Library branch to sign up. Appointments are available for up to one hour.
Librarians will work with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development to find information and data for planning a business or operating a current business. The Library has print and digital resources that can help with many kinds of business questions, including finding industry information, writing a business plan, sizing a market and identifying customers.

Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

Aug
26
Sat
2017
Guided trail walk
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Guided trail walk in West Seattle

Saturday, August 26th, 9 am

Learn about lesser-known trails in West Seattle in the West Duwamish greenbelt! Meet at the Riverview playfield parking lot, 12th SW and SW Myrtle. Everyone and all ages are welcome. Parts of the trails are graveled and well-constructed; other parts are not formally maintained, so come prepared for that. The hike will consist of an approximately 3 mile loop that will take about 1.5 hours to complete. Sponsored by West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails group.

West Seattle Parks walking tour with author Linnea Westerlind
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, Aug 26, 10 AM at Lincoln Park

West Seattle Parks walking tour with guidebook author Linnea Westerlind

Come along on a tour of several of West Seattle’s best parks with Linnea Westerlind, author of Discovering Seattle Parks. Enjoy a scenic walk and hear some history and interesting facts about some of the neighborhood’s best parks. Walk will be approximately 3-4 miles and take 1.5-2 hours. Meet at the north parking lot at Lincoln Park. 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW.

Aug
27
Sun
2017
Bystander Intervention workshop @ Admiral UCC
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Bystander Intervention Workshop on Sunday, August 27, from 2-3:30. Learn how to intervene safely and effectively in a hate-based event.

We’ll present some theory and have lots of time to practice. Join us at Admiral Congregational United Church of Christ, 4320 SW Hill Street. Register at antihate3@gmail.com.

Aug
29
Tue
2017
One-On-One Business Planning @ Delridge Library
Aug 29 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

GET ONE-ON-ONE HELP WITH BUSINESS PLANNING AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY THIS SUMMER. Entrepreneurs can make an appointment with a librarian trained in business reference and market research at two locations of The Seattle Public Library in July and August.
Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Visit or call the Library branch to sign up. Appointments are available for up to one hour.
Librarians will work with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development to find information and data for planning a business or operating a current business. The Library has print and digital resources that can help with many kinds of business questions, including finding industry information, writing a business plan, sizing a market and identifying customers.

Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

Sep
6
Wed
2017
Harvest Moon Photography Workshop @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Sep 6 @ 6:45 pm – 10:45 pm

Moonlight, Lantern Light: Harvest Moon Photography Workshop at the Seattle Chinese Garden, led by photography educator Ray Pfortner.

This rare opportunity to photograph inside the courtyard at night is open to photographers of any skill level from novice to advanced and with any type of digital camera. Learn or perfect techniques for light painting, zooming, and capturing full moon star bursts.

Three evening sessions are on September 6, 9, and 13. Registration is required. Download a flyer with more information here or email Sandy at sandylmar@gmail.com

Sep
9
Sat
2017
SCATS Reunion @ Delridge Community Center
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From Tre Gordon:

I have teamed up with a few community members including Susan and Bud Turner, retired teachers and the originators of SCATS, to host an awesome community event. We’re calling it SCATS Reunion! This event will be open to the public and is from 12:00-4:00 pm at the Delridge Community Center. Come see if you’ve still got it! Play games, compete and win prizes. It will be fun for the whole family!

Sep
13
Wed
2017
Harvest Moon Photography Workshop @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Sep 13 @ 6:45 pm – 10:45 pm

Moonlight, Lantern Light: Harvest Moon Photography Workshop at the Seattle Chinese Garden, led by photography educator Ray Pfortner.

This rare opportunity to photograph inside the courtyard at night is open to photographers of any skill level from novice to advanced and with any type of digital camera. Learn or perfect techniques for light painting, zooming, and capturing full moon star bursts.

Three evening sessions are on September 6, 9, and 13. Registration is required. Download a flyer with more information here or email Sandy at sandylmar@gmail.com

Sep
23
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

WSHS Class of ’77 40th Reunion @ The Brockey Center, South Seattle Collee
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm

West Seattle High School Class of ’77 will hold its 40th reunion the evening of Saturday, September 23rd, at The Brockey Center on the campus of South Seattle College.

All information about the event, as well as the link to purchase tickets, can be found at http://wshsclassof1977.brownpapertickets.com.

Classmates with questions are welcome to contact Mary Rose Toal, reunion committee chair, via email to mary.r.toal@gmail.com.

Oct
2
Mon
2017
Workshop for Temporary Art in Parks applicants @ Southwest Library
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) and Seattle Parks and Recreation (PARKS) are seeking artists to create temporary art installations or social practice activities for selected Seattle parks to activate and engage their surrounding communities.

ARTS is looking for up to seven artists/artist teams that are interested in engaging with the community and creating artworks or social practice activities that are culturally responsive. Artists who have experience working with residents from historically underrepresented communities including communities of color, immigrant, and refugee communities to develop their artwork are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility and Funding

This call is open to artists living in Washington State who have a documented track record of making art and are interested in creating art in public places. Applicants must be over 18 years old and interested in working collaboratively in public settings.

Each selected artist will receive $4,500, inclusive of all fees including design development for final proposal, materials, installation, WA state sales and use taxes, insurance, and all associated project costs. Selected artists will receive 40% of the total commission upon acceptance of the final artwork proposal, 40% percent after documented installation of the artwork, and the remaining 20% after documented de-installation of artwork, photo documentation and a brief project summary have been delivered.

Application

Click here to apply on CaFÉ.

Deadline
11 p.m., Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (Pacific Standard Time).

Workshops
We strongly encourage you to attend the workshop, especially if you are a first-time applicant. ARTS staff will share more information about the Arts in Parks Temporary Art and Activations call and will review the CaFÉ application process.

**WEST SEATTLE WORKSHOP**

Monday, October 2, 5:30-7 p.m.
Seattle Public Library, Southwest Branch
9010 35th Ave. S.W. Seattle, WA 98126
RSVP here

Oct
7
Sat
2017
‘Art Interruptions’ Walking Tour @ Cottage Grove Park
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Feet First to tour some of the Delridge “art interruptions” – details here.

Oct
16
Mon
2017
Marriage Workshop Series at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Marriage Workshops at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Monday Nights, Oct 16, 23, 30 & Nov 6.
Christian MARRIAGE IS
BEAUTIFUL…and Hard
A marriage enrichment series for couples to learn/strengthen practical skills for success in Christian marriage: keeping love alive by problem – solving for unity, listening for understanding, and communicating clearly so as to deepen love and friendship.

Presenter: Robert Fontana (licensed marriage & family therapist, associate)
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: Parish Center Basement Hall
Cost: $40 per couple

To register: Send names, cell #, address, email & fee to CLM, 1827 NE 58th St. Apt B, Seattle, 98105 or email this information to Robert@catholiclifeministries.org and pay online: catholiclifeministries.org/donate/

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
7000 35th Avenue SW, Seattle

Oct
21
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

Oct
25
Wed
2017
Free home-buying class @ Graystone Mortgage, LLC
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Free Home Buying Class, 6:00 – 7:00 pm on October 25, 2017.

Learn how to develop a competitive home-buying strategy and navigate the home-loan process.

Guest Speakers:

Sam Centioli (NMLS#50704), Mortgage Loan Originator at Graystone Mortgage, LLC (CO. NMLS #18163)
Heidi Mitchell, Real Estate Broker at Best Choice Realty, LLC

Where: Graystone Mortgage, LLC
4726 42nd Ave SW

RSVP: To reserve a seat, text 206-512-0352

***Refreshments will be provided***

If you are currently working with a real estate broker in the state of Washington, this class is not intended to solicit your business.

Oct
28
Sat
2017
Guided hike on West Duwamish Greenbelt trails
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Guided hike
Saturday, October 28th, 9:00-10:30 am

Learn about lesser-known West Seattle trails in the West Duwamish greenbelt, the largest urban forest in Seattle! Everyone and all ages are welcome. Parts of the trails are graveled and well-constructed; other parts are not formally maintained, so come prepared for possible muddy patches. This interesting hike is an approximately 3 mile loop that will take about 90 minutes to complete. The trailhead is across from Pioneer Industries on the north side of Highland Park Way SW, just 100 feet west (uphill) from its junction with West Marginal Way SW. Sponsored by West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails: wdgtrails.wordpress.com

Nov
4
Sat
2017
Assistance with 2018-2019 Student Financial Aid Forms @ Southwest Library
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

November 4, College Goal Washington: Help with your FAFSA, 11 am – 5 pm, Southwest Branch Library (9010 35th Ave SW) Teens, Adults – Are you applying for 2018-2019 student financial aid? Need help filling out the FAFSA or the WASFA? Drop by the library and receive assistance provided through the Washington Student Achievement Council. Check the Southwest Branch website for a listing of documents to bring with you to the event.

Nov
5
Sun
2017
Longfellow Creek celebration
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From Seattle Parks:

Many community members, from organizations to individuals, work hard to keep Longfellow Creek healthy and accessible. Twenty-five years ago, two community plans laid out a vision for improved access to Longfellow creek. The Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail was developed by neighbors in partnership with government, businesses, non-profits, and schools. Formal tours and stewardship opportunities—like planting trees and monitoring water quality and salmon—provide hands-on connections to the Creek. Many schools in the area participate in arts, environmental education, and other programs along the Creek.

Longfellow Creek is a natural link among communities throughout Delridge, High Point, and Westwood neighborhoods. While many consider it a natural wonder, the Creek’s benefit to people, plants, and animals can be hidden from view. To bring light to Longfellow Creek’s contributions, the City of Seattle and community partners are hosting a celebration of the creek and we want you to join!

Celebrate 25+ years at the Creek

Bring your neighbors, friends, and family to celebrate over 25 years of community engagement with Longfellow Creek on November 5, 2017. The fun will kick off at the corner of 28th Ave SW and SW Dakota St* and run from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. All ages are encouraged to come participate in activities like exploring the Dragonfly Pavilion and Salmon Bone Bridge, caring for garden beds, creating a postcard inspired by Longfellow Creek, looking inside a salmon, and enjoying guided nature walks.

Please RSVP at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LongfellowCreek
Questions? Email Sheryl.Shapiro@Seattle.gov or call (206) 615-1443.
*In case of heavy rain, the celebration will be relocated to the Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106).

Dragonfly Pavilion and Salmon Bone Bridge

Let your imagination soar when you see the giant salmon bones and 16-foot-tall dragonfly—two copper sculptures on the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail.

Postcards from the Creek

Meet your creek is an art project by Vaughn Bell, an artist who lives in the creek watershed. Create unique, hand-made postcards based on your observations and understanding of Longfellow Creek. You will get the chance to mail the postcard to a friend or loved one, or to donate it to the postcard archive which may be displayed in the community. Images of the postcards will be shared online at the Meet Your Creek blog.

Salmon: Look inside

You may know how a fish swims, but do you know how it eats, breathes, and reproduces? You’ll discover the swimming, eating, breathing, and reproducing systems—and you can touch them (if you want to)!

Nature Walk

Local naturalists will guide you through the park and open spaces on a flat, wide trail. See and learn about the creek, salmon, and the wide variety of plants and their historical uses.