West Seattle Event Calendar

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

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

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

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

Cinco de Mayo Celebration Hispanic Culture Event

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

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

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

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

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

$5

KIDS UNDER 3 EAT FREE

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

At the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

Artist Talk at 1 pm. Free Admission

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

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

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

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

206.431.1582, www.duwamishtribe.org

May
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
16
Sat
2015
Contemporary and Traditional Native Fine Arts of the Future @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center:

Comedian Chad Charlie Live at the Duwamish Longhouse

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

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

Audience: Adult 18+. Free parking in area.

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

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

206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net

www.duwamishtribe.org

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

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

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

Hope to see you there!

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

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

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

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

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

Both nights will feature special appearances by the filmmakers.

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

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

About Duwamish Revealed:

www.duwamishrevealed.com

www.facebook.com/duwamishrevealed

#duwamishrevealed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Both nights will feature special appearances by the filmmakers.

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

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

About Duwamish Revealed:

www.duwamishrevealed.com

www.facebook.com/duwamishrevealed

#duwamishrevealed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Storytelling is Healing and Teaching.

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

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

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

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

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/

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

WHAT: Stand with Duwamish Cultural Day – Free

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

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

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

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

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

206.431.1582, www.duwamishtribe.org

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

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

An event in the Duwamish Revealed Festival:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4:00 pm: Free salmon dinner

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

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

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

About Duwamish Revealed:

www.duwamishrevealed.com

www.facebook.com/duwamishrevealed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

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

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

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

Please RSVP to Ana Burnes 206-932-5480.

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

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

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

Call 206-938-6242 for more info.

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

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

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

Free holiday event – everyone is welcome.

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

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

Facebook event page here.

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

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

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

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

Jan
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
9
Sat
2016
Duwamish Longhouse: 7th Anniversary Celebration
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Free admission. Free parking in area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

Sat, 6 Feb, 2016
8:30 pm–10:15 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salmon is Life is a project of 350Seattle.

Feb
17
Wed
2016
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

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

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

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

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

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

Guest Speaker, Robert Shimabukuro

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Early Pre-Registration Required. Cost $120.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Noon–Lunch Break–Soup and snacks provided.

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

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

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

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

Our project’s objectives are:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Early Pre-Registration Required. Cost $145.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Find us on Facebook: Niksokowaak.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suggested adult donation is $5.

Download the festival flyer here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suggested adult donation is $5.

Download the festival flyer here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facebook event page here.

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

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

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

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

$25 or any contribution.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SSC Arboretum
Seattle Conifer Day
Pruning Demonstration
10 am to Noon

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

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

Food Truck
– near Northwest Wine Academy

Seattle Public Library Cart
– NWWA Patio

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

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

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

Jun
18
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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
25
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

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

Jul
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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This event is free and open to the public!

Jul
16
Sat
2016
Mediterranean Fantasy Festival @ Hiawatha Playfield/Community Center
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

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

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

Saturday 11 am–7 pm
Sunday 11 am–5 pm

2 Stages! Great Vendors! Great Food!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 11 am–7 pm
Sunday 11 am–5 pm

2 Stages! Great Vendors! Great Food!

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

Jul
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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep
10
Sat
2016
Delridge Day of Dance @ Delridge Playfield
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

Facebook event page here.

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

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

Sep
11
Sun
2016
Children’s Moonlight Festival @ Vietnamese Cultural Center
Sep 11 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy Oktoberfest at the Elliott Bay Brewery West Seattle location:

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

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

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

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

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

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

This event is co-sponsored by the Seattle Opera.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

North Entrance at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor)

Click here for more detailed information.

To register for Chinese Corner classes, click here.

Co-sponsor: Confucius Institute of the State of Washington

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

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

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

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

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

Songs by Amy Beach

Breanna Hanson, soprano & Lucy Wenger, piano

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

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

Flames by Tom Cipullo (b. 1956)

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

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

Tiina Ritalahti, soprano & Lucy Wenger, piano

Songs by Kam Morrill

Katie Hochman, soprano & Lucy Wenger, piano

Scene Five: “Autumn” from Bambi by Kam Morrill

Katie Hochman & Breanna Hanson, sopranos

Lucy Wenger, piano

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct
30
Sun
2016
Salmon Drumming at Fauntleroy Creek @ Fauntleroy Creek viewpoint
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Facebook event page here.

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

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

This event is free and open to the public!

Nov
5
Sat
2016
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information please visit:

www.booksandbricks.org
www.sjbwestseattle.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facebook event page here.

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

www.duwamishtribe.org

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

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

Facebook event page here.

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

www.duwamishtribe.org

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

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

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

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

Facebook event page here.

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

www.duwamishtribe.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AGENDA–SCHEDULE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Presenter: Deanne Jacobs (Duwamish Tribe).

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our project’s objectives are:

to restore the Longhouse’s property’s ecosystem by providing a place to sustain native food and medicine, habitat and wildlife in relation to the Duwamish culture,

to engage the public and raise educational awareness of the Duwamish native culture and its relationship to the restored ecosystem, and

to work with community partners to increase public awareness of urban reforestation stewardship.

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

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

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

Dec
24
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Dec
31
Sat
2016
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Dec 31 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Jan
7
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jan 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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
14
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Jan
21
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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
28
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Feb
4
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Feb 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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
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.

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

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

Soul Jambalaya @ Chief Sealth International HS Auditorium
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Soul Jambalaya is an annual musical celebration – a mélange of gospel, blues, jazz, funk , reggae and Carribean music in celebration of the contributions of African American and other black people to the musical soundtrack of America.

This free event will feature performances from
The Seattle Women’s Steel Pan Project
The Total Experience Gospel Choir
The Chief Sealth International High School Jazz Ensemble
The Denny International Middle School Jazz Ensemble
and other guests yet to be confirmed

Come celebrate black history with us through some beautiful and soul stirring music.

Feb
15
Wed
2017
Somali storytime @ High Point Library
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the High Point Library!)
Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.)

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This story time is offered entirely in the Somali language.

Feb
16
Thu
2017
‘Honoring Wedding Traditions Along The Silk Road’ @ Sanctuary at Admiral
Feb 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Sanctuary at Admiral invites you to join them on a culinary journey! Experience a festival of cultural traditions from China to Italy. Featuring Foodz Catering, Madres Kitchen, Duos Lounge, Diwas Photography, Batoh, New Creations, decor & floral, live music, and many other vendors.

WHAT: Honoring Wedding Traditions Along The Silk Road

WHEN: February 16, 2017 5:30–8:00 pm, Free Admission

WHERE: Sanctuary at Admiral, 2656 42nd AVE. SW Seattle, WA 98116

RSVP @ http://sanctuaryatadmiral.bpt.me

Feb
18
Sat
2017
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.

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

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

Black History Month Community Dinner @ Southwest Teen Life Center
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Chief Sealth International High School Black Student Union will be hosting our 2nd Annual Black History Month Community Dinner at Southwest Teen Life Center on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm (Doors will be opening at 4:45 pm). All are welcome. Free to attend.We encourage our community to come together and celebrate the accomplishments of Black People locally, nationally, and globally.

“Unity is Strength, Division is weakness” ~ Swahili Proverb

Feb
25
Sat
2017
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

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

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

Mar
4
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Mar
11
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Mar
18
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Mar
25
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Joyas Mestizas Spring Recital and Fundraiser @ Hiawatha Community Center
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Joyas Mestizas for a Spring Recital of traditional folklorico dances from regions across Mexico, performed by youth ages 5-20!

Doors open at 5 pm for silent auction bidding and browsing.

Recital will begin at 6 pm.

Founded in 1988, Joyas Mestizas is a youth dance group that celebrates hispanic culture while helping children maintain a connection to their Mexican culture through the tradition of folklorico.

Joyas Mestizas dancers build patience, teamwork, and perseverance by learning complex dances from regions across Mexico. Performing with Joyas Mestizas offers dancers a chance to exhibit poise under pressure and to share their passion for their cultural heritage at community celebrations across our region.

Joyas Mestizas is more than just a dance group. It is a tightly-knit community; a way for young people from a variety of backgrounds to gain an appreciation for the diversity and vitality of Mexican culture and an opportunity for youth to gain important life skills.

Tickets $10 (link above)

Apr
1
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Apr
8
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Apr
15
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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
20
Thu
2017
Frozen @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery  is pleased to announce Bryony Lavery’s “Frozen”, the Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and two women who track him down. Performances will run Thursday, April 20 through Sunday until May 14.

Synopsis: As Ralph, a serial killer with a heart of ice, sits in prison contemplating crimes, two women cross the country to confront him – Agnetha, a psychologist who studies the minds of monsters, and Nancy, mother to one of his young victims. When their paths finally cross, they explore the dark side of human nature and our capacity for change.

Cast
The ArtsWest production of Frozen features a meeting of two Seattle acting powerhouses – Amy Thone (THE TRIAL, TITUS ANDRONICUS) as Nancy, and Peter Crook (Mozart in Broadway’s touring cast of AMADEUS, INTIMAN’s ANGELS IN AMERICA and more) as Ralph. Rounding out the cast is Jonelle Jordan as Agentha, making her ArtsWest debut.

Creative Team
Directed by Mathew Wright
Stage Manager – Briana Kersten
Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn
Costume Designer – Candance Frank
Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw
Sound Designer – Johanna Melamed

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased online at artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets

By phone: 206.938.0339
At the Box Office, Thurs.–Sat., 2–7:30 pm.

Tickets: General Admission: $37.50 | Seniors (65+): $33 | Under 25: $17 | TeenTix (door only): $5


“…[a] fine play…so concentrated and unflinching that at times it takes your breath away.” — Observer (London).

“A major play…thrilling, humane and timely.” —Times (London).

“…[a] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.” — Guardian (London).

“Consistently surprising and even bravely comic…The almost thriller-like promise of the play’s climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head.” — Independent (London).

2004 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

Apr
21
Fri
2017
Seattle Warrior’s Call: Healing Through Service @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

VeteransRespond and Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center are proud to present, “Seattle Warrior’s Call: Healing Through Service”, where attendees will be informed, inspired, energized and empowered to join the fight to protect our water, environment, people, and future generations of all species.

The event will feature brave warriors who are veterans of both the US Armed Services and of the Standing Rock Movement. Joseph George, an Air Force Veteran; Brandee Paisano, a US Navy Veteran and Laguna Pueblo Native; and Mark Sanderson, a US Army Veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart, will be among the powerful speakers telling their stories.

Opening ceremony and prayer will be led by members of the Duwamish Tribe, including Ken Workman, and Paul Wagner, with speaking from Raymond Kingfisher as well.

As sworn defenders of our country, the veterans of VeteransRespond felt called to support environmental rights, and Native Lands. That call to action has become a movement, a journey to ongoing community activism and worldwide healing. They are proud to share their personal journeys at this very special event.

Join for an Inspiring and Unforgettable Evening
Friday, April 21, 2017
Doors open at 7:00 PM.
Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
4705 Marginal Way SW

Admission is FREE and open to the public.

The space is wheelchair accessible.

About VeteransRespond:
VeteransRespond is a service organization founded in December 2016 by disabled Veterans who were part of the advance team at Standing Rock.  VeteransRespond works to organize and coordinate highly trained Veteran volunteers to provide relief and service work in environmental and man-made disaster sites all across the United States. The organization was born out of the Standing Rock movement, which saw more than 4,000 veterans mobilize to Camp Oceti in defense of the Water Protectors and those standing against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

DAPL, a 1,172-mile pipeline to transport crude oil across the Midwestern US, jeopardizes the drinking water of millions of Americans while simultaneously desecrating the sacred ground of the Lakota/Sioux nation. The veterans of VeteransRespond believe wholeheartedly that DAPL must be opposed in accordance with their oaths to protect America from enemies both foreign and domestic.

To learn more, visit VeteransRespond.org

Frozen @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery  is pleased to announce Bryony Lavery’s “Frozen”, the Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and two women who track him down. Performances will run Thursday, April 20 through Sunday until May 14.

Synopsis: As Ralph, a serial killer with a heart of ice, sits in prison contemplating crimes, two women cross the country to confront him – Agnetha, a psychologist who studies the minds of monsters, and Nancy, mother to one of his young victims. When their paths finally cross, they explore the dark side of human nature and our capacity for change.

Cast
The ArtsWest production of Frozen features a meeting of two Seattle acting powerhouses – Amy Thone (THE TRIAL, TITUS ANDRONICUS) as Nancy, and Peter Crook (Mozart in Broadway’s touring cast of AMADEUS, INTIMAN’s ANGELS IN AMERICA and more) as Ralph. Rounding out the cast is Jonelle Jordan as Agentha, making her ArtsWest debut.

Creative Team
Directed by Mathew Wright
Stage Manager – Briana Kersten
Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn
Costume Designer – Candance Frank
Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw
Sound Designer – Johanna Melamed

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased online at artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets

By phone: 206.938.0339
At the Box Office, Thurs.–Sat., 2–7:30 pm.

Tickets: General Admission: $37.50 | Seniors (65+): $33 | Under 25: $17 | TeenTix (door only): $5


“…[a] fine play…so concentrated and unflinching that at times it takes your breath away.” — Observer (London).

“A major play…thrilling, humane and timely.” —Times (London).

“…[a] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.” — Guardian (London).

“Consistently surprising and even bravely comic…The almost thriller-like promise of the play’s climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head.” — Independent (London).

2004 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

Apr
22
Sat
2017
Peggy Johnson Oil Painting Show “Nature” @ The Village Green Perennial Nursery
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Peggy Johnson oil painting show @ The Village Green Nursery.
‘Nature” display from Seattlelite Peggy Johnson. Her featured work includes horses, trees, and garden scenes meant to nudge the viewer to look at life from a new perspective. Her goal is to bring a smile, captivate, delight and charm her audience.
Free street parking.
 

 

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Frozen @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery  is pleased to announce Bryony Lavery’s “Frozen”, the Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and two women who track him down. Performances will run Thursday, April 20 through Sunday until May 14.

Synopsis: As Ralph, a serial killer with a heart of ice, sits in prison contemplating crimes, two women cross the country to confront him – Agnetha, a psychologist who studies the minds of monsters, and Nancy, mother to one of his young victims. When their paths finally cross, they explore the dark side of human nature and our capacity for change.

Cast
The ArtsWest production of Frozen features a meeting of two Seattle acting powerhouses – Amy Thone (THE TRIAL, TITUS ANDRONICUS) as Nancy, and Peter Crook (Mozart in Broadway’s touring cast of AMADEUS, INTIMAN’s ANGELS IN AMERICA and more) as Ralph. Rounding out the cast is Jonelle Jordan as Agentha, making her ArtsWest debut.

Creative Team
Directed by Mathew Wright
Stage Manager – Briana Kersten
Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn
Costume Designer – Candance Frank
Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw
Sound Designer – Johanna Melamed

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased online at artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets

By phone: 206.938.0339
At the Box Office, Thurs.–Sat., 2–7:30 pm.

Tickets: General Admission: $37.50 | Seniors (65+): $33 | Under 25: $17 | TeenTix (door only): $5


“…[a] fine play…so concentrated and unflinching that at times it takes your breath away.” — Observer (London).

“A major play…thrilling, humane and timely.” —Times (London).

“…[a] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.” — Guardian (London).

“Consistently surprising and even bravely comic…The almost thriller-like promise of the play’s climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head.” — Independent (London).

2004 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

Apr
23
Sun
2017
Peggy Johnson Oil Painting Show “Nature” @ The Village Green Perennial Nursery
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Peggy Johnson oil painting show @ The Village Green Perennial Nursery.
‘Nature” display from Seattlelite Peggy Johnson. Her featured work includes horses, trees, and garden scenes meant to nudge the viewer to look at life from a new perspective. Her goal is to bring a smile, captivate, delight and charm her audience.
Free street parking.
 

 

Earth Day Storytelling 2017 – New Horizons @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FREE, all ages storytelling. Sunday April 23rd, 2 – 4pm at The Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

Celebrate our relationship to the natural world and each other with Paul Cheoketen Wagner, Tom Rawson, and Harvest Moon as they share their musical and storytelling gifts. Presented by the Seattle Storytellers Guild in cooperation with the Duwamish Tribe, and made possible by a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Stories are the language of the heart that speak to us in ways that long linger. Hear world class tellers share traditional and contemporary stories and music about our relationship to the natural world and each other.

STORYTELLERS

Paul Che oke ten Wagner is an internationally renowned native flute player and storyteller from the Vancouver Island Saanich tribe.

Tom Rawson is a storyteller and banjo player extraordinare from Seattle.

Harvest Moon is a storyteller and cultural ambassador of the Quinault tribe, will be delighting and inspiring us with their gifts.

James Rasmussen from the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition will also speak.

Volunteers are needed to help direct cars to overflow parking, usher, and assist in setting out the refreshments: if interested contact project coordinator at johnwasko@yahoo.com. Bring a friend! Don’t miss the fun!

For more information go to: seattlestorytellers.org or search “eventbrite earth day 2017 new horizons”.

Earth Day Storytelling 2017 – New Horizons @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FREE, all ages storytelling. Sunday April 23rd, 2 – 4pm at The Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

Celebrate our relationship to the natural world and each other with Paul Cheoketen Wagner, Tom Rawson, and Harvest Moon as they share their musical and storytelling gifts. Presented by the Seattle Storytellers Guild in cooperation with the Duwamish Tribe, and made possible by a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Stories are the language of the heart that speak to us in ways that long linger. Hear world class tellers share traditional and contemporary stories and music about our relationship to the natural world and each other.

STORYTELLERS

Paul Che oke ten Wagner is an internationally renowned native flute player and storyteller from the Vancouver Island Saanich tribe.

Tom Rawson is a storyteller and banjo player extraordinare from Seattle.

Harvest Moon is a storyteller and cultural ambassador of the Quinault tribe, will be delighting and inspiring us with their gifts.

James Rasmussen from the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition will also speak.

Volunteers are needed to help direct cars to overflow parking, usher, and assist in setting out the refreshments: if interested contact project coordinator at johnwasko@yahoo.com. Bring a friend! Don’t miss the fun!

For more information go to: seattlestorytellers.org or search “eventbrite earth day 2017 new horizons”.

Earth Day Storytelling 2017 – New Horizons @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FREE, all ages storytelling. Sunday April 23rd, 2 – 4pm at The Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

Celebrate our relationship to the natural world and each other with Paul Cheoketen Wagner, Tom Rawson, and Harvest Moon as they share their musical and storytelling gifts. Presented by the Seattle Storytellers Guild in cooperation with the Duwamish Tribe, and made possible by a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Stories are the language of the heart that speak to us in ways that long linger. Hear world class tellers share traditional and contemporary stories and music about our relationship to the natural world and each other.

STORYTELLERS

Paul Che oke ten Wagner is an internationally renowned native flute player and storyteller from the Vancouver Island Saanich tribe.

Tom Rawson is a storyteller and banjo player extraordinare from Seattle.

Harvest Moon is a storyteller and cultural ambassador of the Quinault tribe, will be delighting and inspiring us with their gifts.

James Rasmussen from the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition will also speak.

Volunteers are needed to help direct cars to overflow parking, usher, and assist in setting out the refreshments: if interested contact project coordinator at johnwasko@yahoo.com. Bring a friend! Don’t miss the fun!

For more information go to: seattlestorytellers.org or search “eventbrite earth day 2017 new horizons”.

Frozen @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery  is pleased to announce Bryony Lavery’s “Frozen”, the Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and two women who track him down. Performances will run Thursday, April 20 through Sunday until May 14.

Synopsis: As Ralph, a serial killer with a heart of ice, sits in prison contemplating crimes, two women cross the country to confront him – Agnetha, a psychologist who studies the minds of monsters, and Nancy, mother to one of his young victims. When their paths finally cross, they explore the dark side of human nature and our capacity for change.

Cast
The ArtsWest production of Frozen features a meeting of two Seattle acting powerhouses – Amy Thone (THE TRIAL, TITUS ANDRONICUS) as Nancy, and Peter Crook (Mozart in Broadway’s touring cast of AMADEUS, INTIMAN’s ANGELS IN AMERICA and more) as Ralph.
Rounding out the cast is Jonelle Jordan as Agentha, making her ArtsWest debut.

Creative Team
Directed by Mathew Wright
Stage Manager – Briana Kersten
Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn
Costume Designer – Candance Frank
Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw
Sound Designer – Johanna Melamed

April 20–May 14, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets
By phone: 206.938.0339
At the Box Office, Thurs.–Sat., 2–7:30 pm.

Tickets: General Admission: $37.50 | Seniors (65+): $33 | Under 25: $17 | TeenTix (door only): $5


“…[a] fine play…so concentrated and unflinching that at times it takes your breath away.” — Observer (London).

“A major play…thrilling, humane and timely.” —Times (London).

“…[a] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.” — Guardian (London).

“Consistently surprising and even bravely comic…The almost thriller-like promise of the play’s climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head.” — Independent (London).

2004 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

Music Northwest concert: “Cellos!” @ Olympic Recital Hall
Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Music Northwest presents: “Cellos!”

Walter Gray (Seattle Symphony), cello
Andrew Smith (Las Vegas Symphony), cello
Jane Harty, (Artistic Director, Music Northwest), piano

Program includes:
Sonata in A Major for Two Cellos, G.4
-Luigi Boccherini

Five pieces in folk style, Op. 102
-Robert Schumann

Estampas y Estampillas
-Jaime Mendoza-Nava

Duets, Op. 53
-Reinhold Gliere

Suite for Two Cellos and Piano
-Gian Carlo Menotti

April 23, 2017, 3:00 pm
Olympic Recital Hall at
South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor)

Tickets and Directions: (206) 937-2899 or visit www.musicnorthwest.org

Price from $16
Free for students age 25 and under, but must be reserved in advance.

Apr
27
Thu
2017
Frozen @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery  is pleased to announce Bryony Lavery’s “Frozen”, the Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and two women who track him down. Performances will run Thursday, April 20 through Sunday until May 14.

Synopsis: As Ralph, a serial killer with a heart of ice, sits in prison contemplating crimes, two women cross the country to confront him – Agnetha, a psychologist who studies the minds of monsters, and Nancy, mother to one of his young victims. When their paths finally cross, they explore the dark side of human nature and our capacity for change.

Cast
The ArtsWest production of Frozen features a meeting of two Seattle acting powerhouses – Amy Thone (THE TRIAL, TITUS ANDRONICUS) as Nancy, and Peter Crook (Mozart in Broadway’s touring cast of AMADEUS, INTIMAN’s ANGELS IN AMERICA and more) as Ralph. Rounding out the cast is Jonelle Jordan as Agentha, making her ArtsWest debut.

Creative Team
Directed by Mathew Wright
Stage Manager – Briana Kersten
Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn
Costume Designer – Candance Frank
Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw
Sound Designer – Johanna Melamed

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased online at artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets

By phone: 206.938.0339
At the Box Office, Thurs.–Sat., 2–7:30 pm.

Tickets: General Admission: $37.50 | Seniors (65+): $33 | Under 25: $17 | TeenTix (door only): $5


“…[a] fine play…so concentrated and unflinching that at times it takes your breath away.” — Observer (London).

“A major play…thrilling, humane and timely.” —Times (London).

“…[a] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.” — Guardian (London).

“Consistently surprising and even bravely comic…The almost thriller-like promise of the play’s climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head.” — Independent (London).

2004 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

Apr
28
Fri
2017
Frozen @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery  is pleased to announce Bryony Lavery’s “Frozen”, the Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and two women who track him down. Performances will run Thursday, April 20 through Sunday until May 14.

Synopsis: As Ralph, a serial killer with a heart of ice, sits in prison contemplating crimes, two women cross the country to confront him – Agnetha, a psychologist who studies the minds of monsters, and Nancy, mother to one of his young victims. When their paths finally cross, they explore the dark side of human nature and our capacity for change.

Cast
The ArtsWest production of Frozen features a meeting of two Seattle acting powerhouses – Amy Thone (THE TRIAL, TITUS ANDRONICUS) as Nancy, and Peter Crook (Mozart in Broadway’s touring cast of AMADEUS, INTIMAN’s ANGELS IN AMERICA and more) as Ralph. Rounding out the cast is Jonelle Jordan as Agentha, making her ArtsWest debut.

Creative Team
Directed by Mathew Wright
Stage Manager – Briana Kersten
Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn
Costume Designer – Candance Frank
Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw
Sound Designer – Johanna Melamed

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased online at artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets

By phone: 206.938.0339
At the Box Office, Thurs.–Sat., 2–7:30 pm.

Tickets: General Admission: $37.50 | Seniors (65+): $33 | Under 25: $17 | TeenTix (door only): $5


“…[a] fine play…so concentrated and unflinching that at times it takes your breath away.” — Observer (London).

“A major play…thrilling, humane and timely.” —Times (London).

“…[a] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.” — Guardian (London).

“Consistently surprising and even bravely comic…The almost thriller-like promise of the play’s climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head.” — Independent (London).

2004 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

Apr
29
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Frozen @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery  is pleased to announce Bryony Lavery’s “Frozen”, the Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and two women who track him down. Performances will run Thursday, April 20 through Sunday until May 14.

Synopsis: As Ralph, a serial killer with a heart of ice, sits in prison contemplating crimes, two women cross the country to confront him – Agnetha, a psychologist who studies the minds of monsters, and Nancy, mother to one of his young victims. When their paths finally cross, they explore the dark side of human nature and our capacity for change.

Cast
The ArtsWest production of Frozen features a meeting of two Seattle acting powerhouses – Amy Thone (THE TRIAL, TITUS ANDRONICUS) as Nancy, and Peter Crook (Mozart in Broadway’s touring cast of AMADEUS, INTIMAN’s ANGELS IN AMERICA and more) as Ralph. Rounding out the cast is Jonelle Jordan as Agentha, making her ArtsWest debut.

Creative Team
Directed by Mathew Wright
Stage Manager – Briana Kersten
Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn
Costume Designer – Candance Frank
Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw
Sound Designer – Johanna Melamed

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased online at artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets

By phone: 206.938.0339
At the Box Office, Thurs.–Sat., 2–7:30 pm.

Tickets: General Admission: $37.50 | Seniors (65+): $33 | Under 25: $17 | TeenTix (door only): $5


“…[a] fine play…so concentrated and unflinching that at times it takes your breath away.” — Observer (London).

“A major play…thrilling, humane and timely.” —Times (London).

“…[a] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.” — Guardian (London).

“Consistently surprising and even bravely comic…The almost thriller-like promise of the play’s climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head.” — Independent (London).

2004 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

Apr
30
Sun
2017
Frozen @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery  is pleased to announce Bryony Lavery’s “Frozen”, the Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and two women who track him down. Performances will run Thursday, April 20 through Sunday until May 14.

Synopsis: As Ralph, a serial killer with a heart of ice, sits in prison contemplating crimes, two women cross the country to confront him – Agnetha, a psychologist who studies the minds of monsters, and Nancy, mother to one of his young victims. When their paths finally cross, they explore the dark side of human nature and our capacity for change.

Cast
The ArtsWest production of Frozen features a meeting of two Seattle acting powerhouses – Amy Thone (THE TRIAL, TITUS ANDRONICUS) as Nancy, and Peter Crook (Mozart in Broadway’s touring cast of AMADEUS, INTIMAN’s ANGELS IN AMERICA and more) as Ralph.
Rounding out the cast is Jonelle Jordan as Agentha, making her ArtsWest debut.

Creative Team
Directed by Mathew Wright
Stage Manager – Briana Kersten
Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn
Costume Designer – Candance Frank
Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw
Sound Designer – Johanna Melamed

April 20–May 14, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets
By phone: 206.938.0339
At the Box Office, Thurs.–Sat., 2–7:30 pm.

Tickets: General Admission: $37.50 | Seniors (65+): $33 | Under 25: $17 | TeenTix (door only): $5


“…[a] fine play…so concentrated and unflinching that at times it takes your breath away.” — Observer (London).

“A major play…thrilling, humane and timely.” —Times (London).

“…[a] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.” — Guardian (London).

“Consistently surprising and even bravely comic…The almost thriller-like promise of the play’s climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head.” — Independent (London).

2004 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

Opening Reception for Rajaa Gharbi’s new Studio/Gallery @ Rajaa Gharbi Studio
Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Opening reception for  Rajaa Gharbi’s new Working Studio & Gallery
Sunday, April 30th
4 – 7pm, in the West Seattle Junction.

International Artist and Poet Sets Up Shop in West Seattle

Rajaa Gharbi has a vast background in the arts, and brings those elements to her work through bold, expressive, and layered pieces. Rajaa is also committed to her community and hopes this new space will foster support for more North African artists and creators. 

Framed prints of selected paintings and drawings from Rajaa’s exhibitions held between 1987 and 2015 will be sold with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting local non-profit, K- Love 4 Art

Artist Bio:  Rajaa Gharbi is an international visual artist and poet. She was born and raised in Tunisia where she trained and worked for seven years as a puppet theatre artist with the Organisation Nationale de Theatre de Marrionnettes (OTEMA). She has lived in Seattle since 1982 and exhibited her work in the US since 1984 in solo and group exhibitions in galleries, museums and universities in both West and East coasts. Her paintings have been published in American books and catalogs and overseas’ print and Television media and are in numerous collections including Vulcan and Microsoft.

Gharbi studied visual art and filmmaking for her BA at The Evergreen State College, and for her MA from Antioch University Seattle,  and was nominated for the Seattle Mayor’s Art Award in 2007.

Contact:
Rajaa Gharbi (206) 816-9378
Missy Lacy (425) 698-7783
rajaagharbistudio@gmail.com

 

 

May
4
Thu
2017
Frozen @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery  is pleased to announce Bryony Lavery’s “Frozen”, the Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and two women who track him down. Performances will run Thursday, April 20 through Sunday until May 14.

Synopsis: As Ralph, a serial killer with a heart of ice, sits in prison contemplating crimes, two women cross the country to confront him – Agnetha, a psychologist who studies the minds of monsters, and Nancy, mother to one of his young victims. When their paths finally cross, they explore the dark side of human nature and our capacity for change.

Cast
The ArtsWest production of Frozen features a meeting of two Seattle acting powerhouses – Amy Thone (THE TRIAL, TITUS ANDRONICUS) as Nancy, and Peter Crook (Mozart in Broadway’s touring cast of AMADEUS, INTIMAN’s ANGELS IN AMERICA and more) as Ralph. Rounding out the cast is Jonelle Jordan as Agentha, making her ArtsWest debut.

Creative Team
Directed by Mathew Wright
Stage Manager – Briana Kersten
Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn
Costume Designer – Candance Frank
Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw
Sound Designer – Johanna Melamed

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased online at artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets

By phone: 206.938.0339
At the Box Office, Thurs.–Sat., 2–7:30 pm.

Tickets: General Admission: $37.50 | Seniors (65+): $33 | Under 25: $17 | TeenTix (door only): $5


“…[a] fine play…so concentrated and unflinching that at times it takes your breath away.” — Observer (London).

“A major play…thrilling, humane and timely.” —Times (London).

“…[a] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.” — Guardian (London).

“Consistently surprising and even bravely comic…The almost thriller-like promise of the play’s climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head.” — Independent (London).

2004 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

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.

Frozen @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
May 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery  is pleased to announce Bryony Lavery’s “Frozen”, the Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and two women who track him down. Performances will run Thursday, April 20 through Sunday until May 14.

Synopsis: As Ralph, a serial killer with a heart of ice, sits in prison contemplating crimes, two women cross the country to confront him – Agnetha, a psychologist who studies the minds of monsters, and Nancy, mother to one of his young victims. When their paths finally cross, they explore the dark side of human nature and our capacity for change.

Cast
The ArtsWest production of Frozen features a meeting of two Seattle acting powerhouses – Amy Thone (THE TRIAL, TITUS ANDRONICUS) as Nancy, and Peter Crook (Mozart in Broadway’s touring cast of AMADEUS, INTIMAN’s ANGELS IN AMERICA and more) as Ralph. Rounding out the cast is Jonelle Jordan as Agentha, making her ArtsWest debut.

Creative Team
Directed by Mathew Wright
Stage Manager – Briana Kersten
Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn
Costume Designer – Candance Frank
Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw
Sound Designer – Johanna Melamed

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased online at artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets

By phone: 206.938.0339
At the Box Office, Thurs.–Sat., 2–7:30 pm.

Tickets: General Admission: $37.50 | Seniors (65+): $33 | Under 25: $17 | TeenTix (door only): $5


“…[a] fine play…so concentrated and unflinching that at times it takes your breath away.” — Observer (London).

“A major play…thrilling, humane and timely.” —Times (London).

“…[a] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.” — Guardian (London).

“Consistently surprising and even bravely comic…The almost thriller-like promise of the play’s climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head.” — Independent (London).

2004 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

May
6
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Frozen @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery  is pleased to announce Bryony Lavery’s “Frozen”, the Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and two women who track him down. Performances will run Thursday, April 20 through Sunday until May 14.

Synopsis: As Ralph, a serial killer with a heart of ice, sits in prison contemplating crimes, two women cross the country to confront him – Agnetha, a psychologist who studies the minds of monsters, and Nancy, mother to one of his young victims. When their paths finally cross, they explore the dark side of human nature and our capacity for change.

Cast
The ArtsWest production of Frozen features a meeting of two Seattle acting powerhouses – Amy Thone (THE TRIAL, TITUS ANDRONICUS) as Nancy, and Peter Crook (Mozart in Broadway’s touring cast of AMADEUS, INTIMAN’s ANGELS IN AMERICA and more) as Ralph. Rounding out the cast is Jonelle Jordan as Agentha, making her ArtsWest debut.

Creative Team
Directed by Mathew Wright
Stage Manager – Briana Kersten
Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn
Costume Designer – Candance Frank
Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw
Sound Designer – Johanna Melamed

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased online at artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets

By phone: 206.938.0339
At the Box Office, Thurs.–Sat., 2–7:30 pm.

Tickets: General Admission: $37.50 | Seniors (65+): $33 | Under 25: $17 | TeenTix (door only): $5


“…[a] fine play…so concentrated and unflinching that at times it takes your breath away.” — Observer (London).

“A major play…thrilling, humane and timely.” —Times (London).

“…[a] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.” — Guardian (London).

“Consistently surprising and even bravely comic…The almost thriller-like promise of the play’s climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head.” — Independent (London).

2004 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

May
7
Sun
2017
Frozen @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
May 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery  is pleased to announce Bryony Lavery’s “Frozen”, the Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and two women who track him down. Performances will run Thursday, April 20 through Sunday until May 14.

Synopsis: As Ralph, a serial killer with a heart of ice, sits in prison contemplating crimes, two women cross the country to confront him – Agnetha, a psychologist who studies the minds of monsters, and Nancy, mother to one of his young victims. When their paths finally cross, they explore the dark side of human nature and our capacity for change.

Cast
The ArtsWest production of Frozen features a meeting of two Seattle acting powerhouses – Amy Thone (THE TRIAL, TITUS ANDRONICUS) as Nancy, and Peter Crook (Mozart in Broadway’s touring cast of AMADEUS, INTIMAN’s ANGELS IN AMERICA and more) as Ralph.
Rounding out the cast is Jonelle Jordan as Agentha, making her ArtsWest debut.

Creative Team
Directed by Mathew Wright
Stage Manager – Briana Kersten
Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn
Costume Designer – Candance Frank
Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw
Sound Designer – Johanna Melamed

April 20–May 14, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets
By phone: 206.938.0339
At the Box Office, Thurs.–Sat., 2–7:30 pm.

Tickets: General Admission: $37.50 | Seniors (65+): $33 | Under 25: $17 | TeenTix (door only): $5


“…[a] fine play…so concentrated and unflinching that at times it takes your breath away.” — Observer (London).

“A major play…thrilling, humane and timely.” —Times (London).

“…[a] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.” — Guardian (London).

“Consistently surprising and even bravely comic…The almost thriller-like promise of the play’s climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head.” — Independent (London).

2004 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

May
11
Thu
2017
Frozen @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery  is pleased to announce Bryony Lavery’s “Frozen”, the Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and two women who track him down. Performances will run Thursday, April 20 through Sunday until May 14.

Synopsis: As Ralph, a serial killer with a heart of ice, sits in prison contemplating crimes, two women cross the country to confront him – Agnetha, a psychologist who studies the minds of monsters, and Nancy, mother to one of his young victims. When their paths finally cross, they explore the dark side of human nature and our capacity for change.

Cast
The ArtsWest production of Frozen features a meeting of two Seattle acting powerhouses – Amy Thone (THE TRIAL, TITUS ANDRONICUS) as Nancy, and Peter Crook (Mozart in Broadway’s touring cast of AMADEUS, INTIMAN’s ANGELS IN AMERICA and more) as Ralph. Rounding out the cast is Jonelle Jordan as Agentha, making her ArtsWest debut.

Creative Team
Directed by Mathew Wright
Stage Manager – Briana Kersten
Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn
Costume Designer – Candance Frank
Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw
Sound Designer – Johanna Melamed

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased online at artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets

By phone: 206.938.0339
At the Box Office, Thurs.–Sat., 2–7:30 pm.

Tickets: General Admission: $37.50 | Seniors (65+): $33 | Under 25: $17 | TeenTix (door only): $5


“…[a] fine play…so concentrated and unflinching that at times it takes your breath away.” — Observer (London).

“A major play…thrilling, humane and timely.” —Times (London).

“…[a] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.” — Guardian (London).

“Consistently surprising and even bravely comic…The almost thriller-like promise of the play’s climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head.” — Independent (London).

2004 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

May
12
Fri
2017
Frozen @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
May 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery  is pleased to announce Bryony Lavery’s “Frozen”, the Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and two women who track him down. Performances will run Thursday, April 20 through Sunday until May 14.

Synopsis: As Ralph, a serial killer with a heart of ice, sits in prison contemplating crimes, two women cross the country to confront him – Agnetha, a psychologist who studies the minds of monsters, and Nancy, mother to one of his young victims. When their paths finally cross, they explore the dark side of human nature and our capacity for change.

Cast
The ArtsWest production of Frozen features a meeting of two Seattle acting powerhouses – Amy Thone (THE TRIAL, TITUS ANDRONICUS) as Nancy, and Peter Crook (Mozart in Broadway’s touring cast of AMADEUS, INTIMAN’s ANGELS IN AMERICA and more) as Ralph. Rounding out the cast is Jonelle Jordan as Agentha, making her ArtsWest debut.

Creative Team
Directed by Mathew Wright
Stage Manager – Briana Kersten
Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn
Costume Designer – Candance Frank
Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw
Sound Designer – Johanna Melamed

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased online at artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets

By phone: 206.938.0339
At the Box Office, Thurs.–Sat., 2–7:30 pm.

Tickets: General Admission: $37.50 | Seniors (65+): $33 | Under 25: $17 | TeenTix (door only): $5


“…[a] fine play…so concentrated and unflinching that at times it takes your breath away.” — Observer (London).

“A major play…thrilling, humane and timely.” —Times (London).

“…[a] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.” — Guardian (London).

“Consistently surprising and even bravely comic…The almost thriller-like promise of the play’s climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head.” — Independent (London).

2004 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

May
13
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

May
14
Sun
2017
Frozen @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
May 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery  is pleased to announce Bryony Lavery’s “Frozen”, the Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and two women who track him down. Performances will run Thursday, April 20 through Sunday until May 14.

Synopsis: As Ralph, a serial killer with a heart of ice, sits in prison contemplating crimes, two women cross the country to confront him – Agnetha, a psychologist who studies the minds of monsters, and Nancy, mother to one of his young victims. When their paths finally cross, they explore the dark side of human nature and our capacity for change.

Cast
The ArtsWest production of Frozen features a meeting of two Seattle acting powerhouses – Amy Thone (THE TRIAL, TITUS ANDRONICUS) as Nancy, and Peter Crook (Mozart in Broadway’s touring cast of AMADEUS, INTIMAN’s ANGELS IN AMERICA and more) as Ralph.
Rounding out the cast is Jonelle Jordan as Agentha, making her ArtsWest debut.

Creative Team
Directed by Mathew Wright
Stage Manager – Briana Kersten
Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn
Costume Designer – Candance Frank
Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw
Sound Designer – Johanna Melamed

April 20–May 14, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets
By phone: 206.938.0339
At the Box Office, Thurs.–Sat., 2–7:30 pm.

Tickets: General Admission: $37.50 | Seniors (65+): $33 | Under 25: $17 | TeenTix (door only): $5


“…[a] fine play…so concentrated and unflinching that at times it takes your breath away.” — Observer (London).

“A major play…thrilling, humane and timely.” —Times (London).

“…[a] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.” — Guardian (London).

“Consistently surprising and even bravely comic…The almost thriller-like promise of the play’s climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head.” — Independent (London).

2004 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2004 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

Ladies Musical Club’s Free Mother’s Day concert:’Fairytales, Folklore and Legend” @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
May 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Ladies Musical Club of Seattle (LMC) will present NINE FREE public concerts throughout King County in May and June 2017. All programs are FREE, performed in an intimate setting and appropriate for all ages. Most concerts are one-hour in length.

LMC Opera Presents Fairytales, Folklore and Legend, May 14 at 3:00 p.m. at West Seattle Library.  Even young children can attend this informal classical concert. It’s one hour long. They can leave early if they need to.

LMC Opera group performs music by Gluck, Strauss, Wagner, Mozart, Dvorak and more from operas based on Fairytales, Folklore and legend:

“Signore, ascolta” (Listen to me, my Lord) from Turandot by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

“Du bist der Lenz, nach dem ich verlangte” (You are the Spring for which I’ve been longing) from Die Walküre by Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

“Se come voi piccina” from Le Villi by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

“Tornami a vagheggiar” (Return to me to languish) from Alcina by George Frideric Handel (1658-1759)

Hymn to the Sun from The Golden Cockerel by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

“The song to the moon” from Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

“Faites-vous tres belle ce soir” (Make yourself beautiful this evening) from Cendrillon by Jules Massenet (1842-1912)

“Batti, batti o bel Masetto” (Beat me dear Masetto) from Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

“Einsam in trüben Tagen” (Alone on a clouded day) from Lohengrin by Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

The spinning chorus from Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) by Richard Wagner

The Kissing Duet from Die Schone Galathee by Franz von Suppé (1819-1895)

Le bal infernal from Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld) by Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)

Dennà Good-Mojab, Joyce Allison, Carol Voss, Regina Thomas and Mele Santos – sopranos

Gwen Trussler – mezzo-soprano

Nicole Truesdell and John Burkhardt, piano

Even young children can attend this informal classical concert. It’s one hour long. They can leave early if they need to.

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

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

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

May
20
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

May
21
Sun
2017
Medieval Women’s Choir: ‘The White Lily’ concert preview @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

On Sunday, May 21, 2017, 2–3:30 pm, everyone is invited to the West Seattle (Admiral) Library’s preview of  “The White Lilly”.

Join Eric Mentzel and members of the Medieval Women’s Choir for a preview of their upcoming concert “The White Lily.” A perusal of medieval Marian texts yields a long list of honorific names for Mary, the mother of Jesus. She is the white lily, the shining star, the glorious mother of all. Songs and poems for Mary became so basic to medieval culture that they popped up everywhere: adopting the melodies of popular troubadour songs, inserted into preexisting liturgical music, and forming the basis of decidedly non-sacred love songs. This program of Marian music is a true cross-section of medieval music and a window into the medieval heart.

Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

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

Southwest Stories: Streetcar Suburbs – The Highland Park & Lake Burien Railroad @ Delridge Branch Library
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Southwest Stories: Streetcar Suburbs – The Highland Park & Lake Burien Railroad on Sunday,
May 21, 2017, Seattle Public Library, Delridge Branch, 2 – 3 p.m in the Meeting Room.

The history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula, and the birthplace of Seattle comes alive in this series of monthly presentations with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

Before paved roads and cars, rail was king! In 1912, the Highland Park and Lake Burien Railroad electric streetcar line opened large land tracks in southwest Seattle and King County. Mike Bergman (President, Tacoma Chapter, National Railway Historical Society) will share maps and historic photos that reveal the elevated structure approaching downtown Seattle, the “runaway track” from Highland Park to the Duwamish River, and the many freight spurs serving local businesses and industries.

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

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

Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian,

May
27
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

May
30
Tue
2017
Interviewing Skills for Teens @ High Point Library
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 30 2016, 6–7:30 pm at the High Point Library, Interviewing Skills for Teens. Registration is not required.

Teens: talk with those who interview for SPL and practice your interviewing skills in a safe environment. A great opportunity to learn and improve your interviewing skills.

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.

Contact: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian

Jun
3
Sat
2017
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.

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

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

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
9
Fri
2017
Interviewing Skills for Teens @ Southwest Library
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Looking for a summer job? Come to this event to practice and improve your job interviewing skills in a safe environment.

Whether you’ve never interviewed before or have several interviews under your belt, you’ll walk away from this event with new confidence and strategies to use in your next interview! Practice interview questions, get advice from current interviewers, and learn a strategy to help you answer any interview question for any kind of interview.

Snacks provided.

Southwest Branch Meeting Room

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.

Jun
10
Sat
2017
Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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.