West Seattle Event Calendar

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

ADMIRAL THEATER SCHEDULE (updated link)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Announced by local naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul
18
Wed
2012
EuropaKids International Preschool group tour, July @ EuropaKids International Preschool
Jul 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

EuropaKids International Preschool Enrolling for Fall 2012:

West Seattle Half-Day Preschool – Group Tours!

Wednesday July 18th, 9:30am

Wednesday August 8th, 9:30am

Contact Mylissa to RSVP for these events, space is limited!

Mylissa Twohey 206-466-2118 or mylissa@europakids.com

Jul
26
Thu
2012
Bikeability Tour of West Seattle @ Start at Chelan Cafe
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A “Bikeability Tour” of West Seattle is being held on Thursday, July 26th from 6 pm to 9 pm to identify challenges and better opportunities for bicycling in West Seattle. The tour is hosted by the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board, Cascade Bicycle Club, Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, West Seattle Greenways, and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. The tour will meet at 6 pm on the Alki Trail just northeast of the Chelan Cafe (3257 Chelan Ave SW) and end at the Luna Park Cafe (2918 SW Avalon Way) at 8 pm. An hour of food and discussion will follow.

Both the ride and discussion are open to the public. For more info, plus a map of the tour route, see here.

Aug
8
Wed
2012
EuropaKids Preschool Tour @ EuropaKids Preschool
Aug 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

EuropaKids International Pre-school, currently enrolling for fall, is offering a group tour on Wed. August 8th at 9:30 am. Space is limited, so contact Mylissa at 206-466-2118 or mylissa@europakids.com to RSVP.

Aug
25
Sat
2012
Log House to Longhouse Bike Tour @ Log House Museum
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Log House Museum and the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) are partnering for a bike tour of Alki, starting at the Log House and ending at the Duwamish Longhouse, on August 25th from 10 am to noon. More from the Log House Museum:

Bike the shoreline history of the Duwamish Peninsula, from the Log House Museum on Alki to the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center on the Duwamish River. This tour will visit the sites of Native American villages, the beachhead of the founding families of Seattle, Luna Park and the natatorium, ferries, bridges, a steel mill, shipbuilding, and the immigrant community of Riverside. The tour begins at the Log House Museum and rides to the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center on the Duwamish River, then returns along Alki. This tour is led by Judy Bentley, author of Hiking Washington’s History, and is presented in partnership with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

All ticket sales are final, and advanced registration is recommended. Day-of tickets are subject to availability and an additional $5 charge. All tours are offered rain or shine, so please wear weather appropriate attire, including comfortable shoes. Please bring your own bike, helmet, and water bottle. The bike ride is approximately 10 miles and we will be making frequent stops as we ride.

Tickets can be purchased here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More details:

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

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

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

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

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

Oct
27
Sat
2012
Legends of Lincoln Park Walking Tour
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Oct
28
Sun
2012
Halloween on the river: the ‘Toxic Terrors Tour’ @ Harbor Island Marina, Gate C
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

It is about time for this year’s Halloween Haunted History Toxic Terrors Tour! October 28th, at 1 pm. Several spooky guides will lead you on a two-hour boat tour of the Duwamish River Superfund Cleanup Site. You’ll hear stories of local Native American supernatural legends, early settler stories from Georgetown and South Park neighborhoods, and learn about the terrifying realities of toxic chemicals in the Duwamish River! You will also learn about the natural and human history of the Duwamish Valley, environmental health and (in)justice, and the future of Seattle’s very own Superfund cleanup site on this guided boat tour.

The tour will happen rain or shine. Costumes are not obligatory but are strongly encouraged.

This year we will have four speakers that will talk about:

* History of the Duwamish River and the Superfund site
* Native American supernatural legends
* Ghost stories of Georgetown and South Park
* “Scary” stories of the pollutant in the river

The tour will be 2-hours long and is $25 for adults and $15 for children. Find more information here:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/283080

If the tour becomes full, please email contact@duwamishcleanup.org, and we will create a wait list and contact individuals when spaces becomes available.

Note: Participants must RSVP through Brown Paper Tickets for this tour. Space is limited and we cannot over-book the tour. The tours will happen rain or shine and are appropriate for people of all ages. You may bring a snack to eat on the tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Nov
17
Sat
2012
Nighttime at the Beach @ Me Kwa Mooks Beach
Nov 17 @ 10:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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

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

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

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

Dec
15
Sat
2012
Nighttime at the Beach @ Me Kwa Mooks Beach
Dec 15 @ 10:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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

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

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

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

Jan
11
Fri
2013
Nighttime low tide beach walks at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Jan 11 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr
28
Sun
2013
Historic Seattle house tour: Colman Estate
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Historic Seattle is pleased to offer a wide variety of local and out of town tours, lectures, fairs, and special events in 2013 that expand your views of Seattle and environs and give insight into its architectural treasures.

Open to View is an exclusive opportunity to visit the Laurence Colman estate, an Arthur Loveless-designed English revival estate in West Seattle.

Sunday, April 28, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Location: West Seattle. Address and directions will be sent to registrants prior to tour
Cost: general public: $45; members and their guests: $35.00; students $15
To Register: Call Historic Seattle at 206-622-6952 or online here (add to shopping cart by entering number of registrants and clicking the register button below.)

Historic Seattle, founded in 1974, is the only city-wide nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the preservation of Seattle’s architectural legacy. Historic Seattle advocates for and participates in the thoughtful preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings, landscapes, and architectural artifacts.

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

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

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

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

From Seattle Parks and Recreation:

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

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

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

Jun
1
Sat
2013
Alki Lighthouse centennial celebration day
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

June 1st, 1-4 pm stop by for a closeup look at the Alki Lighthouse and help celebrate the lighthouse’s centennial! Activities for kids include coloring and knot tying demos. (See WSB’s recent article for more details and links to the lighthouse’s history here.)

Weekend tours of the Alki Lighthouse start June 1st as well, running through August.

The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

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

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

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

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

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

Madison Middle School potluck dinner for new students @ Madison Middle School
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Madison PTSA invites all incoming new students and their families to a potluck dinner at Madison Middle School on Wednesday, June 5, from 6-8 pm. Current students will give tours and answer questions about student life, academics and what to expect at Madison. Parents of current students will help prepare you for navigating the world of middle school and to be a part of the Madison community. Please bring a dish to share with others. Drinks will be provided.

RSVP here:https://www.justsurvey.me/4d6146bb636b

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

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

Jul
20
Sat
2013
Community Garden Tour with 10+ Area Urban Farms @ Village Green Perennial Nursery
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Village Green Perennial Nursery is organizing and sponsoring a free local community garden tour on Saturday, July 20, 2013, 10 am-4 pm.

The tour includes 10+ gardens in our community highlighting Rain Gardens, beekeeping, urban farms, and permaculture practices. These are educational gardens that will inspire and change the way people think about gardening.This is a much anticipated tour that is founded on community building. We are anticipating over 300-400 tour participants. Areas covered include from 128th SW north to Thistle (occasionally) and 41st ave to Myers Way/509.

To sign up for the free tour use the EventBrite website registry http://vgtg.eventbrite.com.

Maps will be made as a download file from the Facebook page as well as online at http://villagegreenpn.com/2013/06/22/village-green-tour-of-gardens-in-white-center-west-seattle/ more info to follow soon.

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

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

$10 per person.

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

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

Cost $5 per person

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct
18
Fri
2013
Full Moon Trek in Lincoln Park
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: $5 per person

Friday, October 18, 2013, 7–9 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: Free!

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 1–3 pm

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

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

Oct
26
Sat
2013
Tour Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior @ Pier 66
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tour the Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace’s Iconic Ship

Ahoy! You’re invited aboard the state of the art sailing ship, the Rainbow Warrior, for a free tour. This 190ft ship is the newest generation of Greenpeace’s historic fleet and includes some of the most environmentally-friendly sailing technology available. The Rainbow Warrior is coming to Seattle for the first time on its West Coast Tour and will be open to the public. Join us for a behind the scenes look at how the ship works and how it’s helping protect our oceans, forests, communities and climate. Sunday morning will include family friendly activities. Tours have uneven surfaces and steep stairs.

Price: Free!
Dates: October 26th and 27th
Times: 10 am–5 pm
Location: Pier 66, 2225 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121

Website for more info:
http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/rainbow-warrior-2013-ship-tour/

Oct
27
Sun
2013
Tour Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior @ Pier 66
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tour the Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace’s Iconic Ship

Ahoy! You’re invited aboard the state of the art sailing ship, the Rainbow Warrior, for a free tour. This 190ft ship is the newest generation of Greenpeace’s historic fleet and includes some of the most environmentally-friendly sailing technology available. The Rainbow Warrior is coming to Seattle for the first time on its West Coast Tour and will be open to the public. Join us for a behind the scenes look at how the ship works and how it’s helping protect our oceans, forests, communities and climate. Sunday morning will include family friendly activities. Tours have uneven surfaces and steep stairs.

Price: Free!
Dates: October 26th and 27th
Times: 10 am–5 pm
Location: Pier 66, 2225 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121

Website for more info:
http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/rainbow-warrior-2013-ship-tour/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

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

FREE!

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

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

Feb
3
Mon
2014
Pathfinder K-8 Middle School Tours
Feb 3 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am

K6-8 middle school tours:
Mon., Feb. 3 8:30-9:45 am
Thurs., Feb. 6 8:30-9:45 am
Tues., Feb. 11 8:30-9:45 am

K6-8 Middle School Open House: Wed, Feb 12 at 6:30 pm

Families should phone the office (252-9710) to reserve a spot for the tours, no reservations are needed for the open house events. More info is available at our website.
http://pathfinderk8.seattleschools.org/

Feb
4
Tue
2014
Madison Middle School open house tours
Feb 4 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

February 4 & 11 from 8:30-10:00 am

February 6 evening tour from 6:30-8:00 pm

No reservations required.

Feb
5
Wed
2014
Pathfinder K-8 Elementary School Tours @ Pathfinder K-8 School
Feb 5 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

K-5 Elementary Tours:
Thurs., Jan. 30th 8:30-10 am
Wed., Feb. 5th 8:30-10 am
Thurs., Feb. 13th 8:30-10 am

K-5 Open House: Tuesday, Feb 11 at 6:30 pm

Families should phone the office (252-9710) to reserve a spot for the tours, no reservations are needed for the open house events. More info is available at our website.
http://pathfinderk8.seattleschools.org/

Feb
6
Thu
2014
Pathfinder K-8 Middle School Tours
Feb 6 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am

K6-8 middle school tours:
Mon., Feb. 3 8:30-9:45 am
Thurs., Feb. 6 8:30-9:45 am
Tues., Feb. 11 8:30-9:45 am

K6-8 Middle School Open House: Wed, Feb 12 at 6:30 pm

Families should phone the office (252-9710) to reserve a spot for the tours, no reservations are needed for the open house events. More info is available at our website.
http://pathfinderk8.seattleschools.org/

Madison Middle School evening open house tour
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Tour Madison Middle School on February 6th from 6:30-8:00 pm. No reservations required!

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

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

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

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

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

Feb
11
Tue
2014
Madison Middle School open house tours
Feb 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

February 4 & 11 from 8:30-10:00 am

February 6 evening tour from 6:30-8:00 pm

No reservations required.

Pathfinder K-8 Middle School Tours
Feb 11 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am

K6-8 middle school tours:
Mon., Feb. 3 8:30-9:45 am
Thurs., Feb. 6 8:30-9:45 am
Tues., Feb. 11 8:30-9:45 am

K6-8 Middle School Open House: Wed, Feb 12 at 6:30 pm

Families should phone the office (252-9710) to reserve a spot for the tours, no reservations are needed for the open house events. More info is available at our website.
http://pathfinderk8.seattleschools.org/

Tour Arbor Heights at Boren!
Feb 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

You’re Invited to a School Tour of Arbor Heights @ Boren Feb. 11th.

Two tours are scheduled for Tuesday, February 11th to allow current and prospective parents and staff to get a preview of our temporary home during the construction of our new school!

Tour #1
12:30 pm–1:30 pm
(current & prospective parents)

Tour #2
4:30 pm–5:30 pm
(current parents & staff)

Louisa Boren
5950 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, Washington 98106

We encourage parents to attend without young children as our space is still “under construction”.

Want to let us know you’re coming? Give our front office a call at 206-252-9250 or send an email to Karen Ferraro at klferraro@seattleschools.org.

We look forward to seeing you on an upcoming tour!

Feb
13
Thu
2014
Pathfinder K-8 Elementary School Tours @ Pathfinder K-8 School
Feb 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

K-5 Elementary Tours:
Thurs., Jan. 30th 8:30-10 am
Wed., Feb. 5th 8:30-10 am
Thurs., Feb. 13th 8:30-10 am

K-5 Open House: Tuesday, Feb 11 at 6:30 pm

Families should phone the office (252-9710) to reserve a spot for the tours, no reservations are needed for the open house events. More info is available at our website.
http://pathfinderk8.seattleschools.org/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsoring Organization: Discovery Park Advisory Council

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

Mar
4
Tue
2014
Lafayette Elementary School Spectrum Program Presentation
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Lafayette Elementary School will be having a Spectrum Program Presentation for incoming students on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. A short classroom tour will follow. Adults only. Please call 252-9500 to make a reservation.

Mar
15
Sat
2014
Salamander Search @ Camp Long
Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr
26
Sat
2014
2014 Northwest Green Home Tour
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

West Seattle stops are part of the 2014 Green Home Tour April 26th, 11 am–5 pm. Maps and home information available at www.nwgreenhometour.org.

It’s that time of year again! So mark your calendar: Saturday April 26th from 11 am to 5 pm.

Free and fun for the whole family, this self-guided tour features 35 healthy and green new homes and remodels in the Seattle area and beyond.

Visit www.nwgreenhometour.org to download the official tour map, which is also printed in the April edition of Natural Awakenings magazine.

Two West Seattle homes will be featured as tour sites and one neighborhood organization will be featured as a Sustainability Stop. Participants can take a free, self-guided tour of these beautiful and innovative spaces, talk to the professionals, and learn how to transform their home to become part of a healthier, more sustainable community.

The Three West Seattle Sites Include:

Slot House hosted by David Neiman Architects and Heartwood Builders –
4827 Beach Drive SW, Seattle, WA 98116,
http://www.nwgreenhometour.org/slot-house (pictures available from the
website)

This two-story, West Seattle waterfront home overlooks the Olympic mountains and is attempting a 5 Star Built Green Rating, with features such as a heat pump, a heat recovery ventilator and super insulation, on-demand hot water, a 6kW PV (solar energy) system, and rain gardens.

A Mighty Efficient Remodel in West Seattle hosted by Mighty House
Construction – 3108 SW Webster Street, Seattle WA 98126,
http://www.nwgreenhometour.org/mighty-efficient-remodel-in-west-seattle
(pictures
available from the website)

This small and mighty home features exciting energy retrofits, a progressive remodel, and an innovative layout for this growing family. Highlights include a newly-remodeled bathroom, hybrid heating system, solar, and more! Learn more about their renovations that promote indoor air quality and health and meet experts from Habitat Energy Audits, Artisan
Electric, NW Natural Lighting and Ducoterra.

Sustainability Stop: Highland Park – A Gathering Place Goes Green hosted
by the Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC) and RainWise – 1116 SW Holden
St, Seattle WA 98106, http://www.nwgreenhometour.org/rainwise-highland-park
(pictures available from the website)

HPIC is undertaking a green transformation, recently incorporating innovative storm water control methods, including rain gardens, a cistern, and a brand new permeable paver community courtyard. Self-guided tours will highlight how HPIC’s green transformation is spreading into the neighborhood. Visitors can enjoy food, fun learning activities, and the
chance to meet RainWise contractors who install cisterns and rain gardens.

Get inspired by projects in all shades of green, from kitchen remodels to cutting-edge new homes. Learn how to go solar, conserve water, lower your energy bills, and create a healthy home environment.

In addition to the homes on the tour, 12 Sustainability Stops will offer healthy refreshments, demos, and giveaways.

Presented by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, Built Green, and Greenhome Solutions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Audience Children, Teens
Language English

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

May
1
Thu
2014
Village Cooperative School Open House @ South Seattle Community College
May 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Village Cooperative School is a K-2 cooperative school where students, parents and teachers learn, play, work and grow together. The school is housed at the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) and is an extension of the Cooperative Preschools of West Seattle.

The school is in its inaugural year and is 13 students strong and looking to grow in the future. Interested 2014-15 students are invited to attend the Open House on Thursday, May 1st from 6:30-8:30 pm.

www.vcoop.org,
https://www.facebook.com/VillageCooperativeSchoolWestSeattle

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

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

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

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

May
4
Sun
2014
The History of Lincoln Park
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

Meet in the north parking lot on Fauntleroy.

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

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

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

From the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition:

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

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

RSVP HERE.

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

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

May
8
Thu
2014
Free workshop and Swedish Automotive tour @ Our Lady of Guadalupe
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Just announced by Swedish Automotive (WSB sponsor) – a chance for other auto-repair shops to learn how to get greener:

On May 8th from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, EnviroStars and ECOSS (Environmental Coalition of South Seattle) are hosting a free workshop for auto repair shops at Our Lady of Guadalupe and a tour of Swedish Automotive (a 5-star rated shop) on how auto repair shops can adopt practices that will help manage hazardous wastes, prevent pollution and protect our environment as well as reducing costs, liabilities and compliance with local regulations.

Topics covered will include:

Management, storage and disposal of hazardous waste
Preventing polluted runoff
Proper maintenance documentation
Financial incentive programs
Hands-on spill management training
Recommended best management and good housekeeping practices

And a FREE lunch!!

Here’s where to register. OLG is at 35th/Myrtle; Swedish is several blocks south, at 35th/Kenyon.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From Seattle Parks & Recreation:


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

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

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

Aug
28
Thu
2014
Lunch & Learn at The Kenney @ The Kenney
Aug 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

At The Kenney (WSB sponsor):

Lunch & Learn at The Kenney
Thursday, August 28th at 11:30 am

Discover why our residents rave about our cuisine. Come enjoy a scrumptious buffet lunch as you explore the answers to your questions about senior living and life at The Kenney.

As you savor dessert and coffee, we’ll tell you about The Kenney and the benefits of our continuing care lifestyle. After that, we’ll show you around. As you visit the styles of apartments available, imagine yourself enjoying maintenance-free living at West Seattle’s best retirement living option.

It’s free, but attendance is limited. Let us know you’re coming by Aug. 26, please.

Register online at http://www.thekenney.org/events/
Or call 206-937-2800.

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

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

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

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

Interesting history of the park here.

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

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

Trip limit: 12 people.

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

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

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

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

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

WHAT: Spiders of the Duwamish

WHEN: Sept. 21, 10 am–Noon

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

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

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

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

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

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

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

Did You Know?

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

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

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

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

Oct
4
Sat
2014
West Seattle Solar Tour @ Various locations
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free self-guided tour of local solar installations, noon-4 pm – map of locations here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adults, Families

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

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

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

WHAT: Forest and Fish of the Duwamish

WHEN: October 19, 2–4 pm

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

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

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WHAT: Mushrooms of the Duwamish

WHEN: November 1st, 10 am–noon

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

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

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

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

Dec
5
Fri
2014
Seattle Sampling Tour: Local artists’ studio & gallery
Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Seattle Sampling is Seattle’s most established and largest holiday arts and crafts tour celebrating over 25 years of fabulous arts & crafts!

This free, self-guided tour offers holiday shoppers a relaxed and intimate opportunity to meet the artists in their own environments. Of the 10 studio locations, 4 of them are in West Seattle, including Brace Point Pottery, Village Green Nursery, Ceramistas Seattle, and Penguina Designs. This year’s tour is featuring a First Choice Friday event at each location on Friday 12/5 from 4-9 pm and on Saturday 12/6 and Sunday 12/7, each studio is open from 10 am-5 pm.

Detailed tour information is available at www.seattlesampling.com.

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

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

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

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

Dec
6
Sat
2014
Seattle Sampling Tour: Local artists’ studio & gallery
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Seattle Sampling is Seattle’s most established and largest holiday arts and crafts tour celebrating over 25 years of fabulous arts & crafts!

This free, self-guided tour offers holiday shoppers a relaxed and intimate opportunity to meet the artists in their own environments. Of the 10 studio locations, 4 of them are in West Seattle, including Brace Point Pottery, Village Green Nursery, Ceramistas Seattle, and Penguina Designs. This year’s tour is featuring a First Choice Friday event at each location on Friday 12/5 from 4-9 pm and on Saturday 12/6 and Sunday 12/7, each studio is open from 10 am-5 pm.

Detailed tour information is available at www.seattlesampling.com.

Dec
7
Sun
2014
Seattle Sampling Tour: Local artists’ studio & gallery
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Seattle Sampling is Seattle’s most established and largest holiday arts and crafts tour celebrating over 25 years of fabulous arts & crafts!

This free, self-guided tour offers holiday shoppers a relaxed and intimate opportunity to meet the artists in their own environments. Of the 10 studio locations, 4 of them are in West Seattle, including Brace Point Pottery, Village Green Nursery, Ceramistas Seattle, and Penguina Designs. This year’s tour is featuring a First Choice Friday event at each location on Friday 12/5 from 4-9 pm and on Saturday 12/6 and Sunday 12/7, each studio is open from 10 am-5 pm.

Detailed tour information is available at www.seattlesampling.com.

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

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:


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

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

Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach

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

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

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

Jan
22
Thu
2015
Lafayette Elementary School Kindergarten Tours
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Parents or guardians who will have a kindergartener at Lafayette Elementary School during school year are invited to attend a kindergarten tour. A reservation is required for kindergarten tours, call 206-252-9500 for an appointment.

Kindergarten Classroom Visits (RESERVATION IS REQUIRED)
January 22, 2015
10:00 am to 11:00 am

January 29, 2015
1:45 pm to 2:45 pm

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

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

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

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

FREE!

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

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

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

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

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

FREE!

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

Jan
29
Thu
2015
Lafayette Elementary School Kindergarten Tours
Jan 29 @ 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Parents or guardians who will have a kindergartener at Lafayette Elementary School during school year are invited to attend a kindergarten tour. A reservation is required for kindergarten tours, call 206-252-9500 for an appointment.

Kindergarten Classroom Visits (RESERVATION IS REQUIRED)
January 29, 2015
1:45 pm to 2:45 pm

Feb
2
Mon
2015
Tours at Sanislo Elementary School
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Coming up at Sanislo Elementary School:

Sanislo Elementary School will be having School Tours on Monday, Feb. 2, at 10:00 am and 6:30 pm. No reservation is necessary.

Tours at Sanislo Elementary School
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Coming up at Sanislo Elementary School:

Sanislo Elementary School will be having School Tours on Monday, Feb. 2, at 10:00 am and 6:30 pm. No reservation is necessary.

Feb
5
Thu
2015
Denny International Middle School Daytime Tours
Feb 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am

Denny International Middle School Daytime Tours for prospective new families: Thursday, February 5; Tuesday, February 10; and Thursday, February 26 from 8:00 to 9:10 am. All are welcome – no appointment needed. Description of school offerings followed by a guided school tour.

Visitas Durante El Día: jueves, febrero 5; martes, febrero 10; y jueves, febrero 26 de 8:00 a 9:15 de la mañana. Todos son bienvenidos – no se necesita cita. Se presentará una descripción de los programas que se ofrecen en la escuela, seguida por un tur del edificio.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb
10
Tue
2015
Denny International Middle School Daytime Tours
Feb 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am

Denny International Middle School Daytime Tours for prospective new families: Thursday, February 5; Tuesday, February 10; and Thursday, February 26 from 8:00 to 9:10 am. All are welcome – no appointment needed. Description of school offerings followed by a guided school tour.

Visitas Durante El Día: jueves, febrero 5; martes, febrero 10; y jueves, febrero 26 de 8:00 a 9:15 de la mañana. Todos son bienvenidos – no se necesita cita. Se presentará una descripción de los programas que se ofrecen en la escuela, seguida por un tur del edificio.

Feb
26
Thu
2015
Denny International Middle School Daytime Tours
Feb 26 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am

Denny International Middle School Daytime Tours for prospective new families: Thursday, February 5; Tuesday, February 10; and Thursday, February 26 from 8:00 to 9:10 am. All are welcome – no appointment needed. Description of school offerings followed by a guided school tour.

Visitas Durante El Día: jueves, febrero 5; martes, febrero 10; y jueves, febrero 26 de 8:00 a 9:15 de la mañana. Todos son bienvenidos – no se necesita cita. Se presentará una descripción de los programas que se ofrecen en la escuela, seguida por un tur del edificio.

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

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

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

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

Free

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

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

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

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

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

Mar
21
Sat
2015
Assisted Living information event @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Providence Mount St. Vincent Hosting Event for Seniors

Do you know of someone who is considering moving to assisted living? If so, please extend an invitation to an upcoming community event at Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle on Saturday, March 21st, beginning at 2 pm.

Chef Jeremy McLachlan, Salty’s (WSB sponsor) corporate chef, is going to do a food demonstration in our dining room. He’s going to make Salty’s famous crab cakes! Following his demonstration, our guests will be invited to take a tour of The Mount so they can see what a great community we have. The event should be over around 3:30 pm.

The event is free but please RSVP to reserve your space. 206-938-6194.

Providence Mount St. Vincent
4831 35th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126
www.providence.org/themount

Chef Stage Center, Crab Cakes and Conversation @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Providence Mount St. Vincent invites the public to attend Chef Stage Center – Crab Cakes and Conversation, featuring a demonstration by Salty’s Seafood Grills corporate chef Jeremy McLachlan, who will teach guests how to make Salty’s famous crab cakes.

This free event takes place from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday March 21, 2015, at Providence Mount St. Vincent’s 2nd floor dining room, 4831 35th Ave. SW, Seattle. Guests will see Chef Jeremy make Salty’s famous crab cakes, enjoy a tasting paired with wine, and take home the top-secret recipe, technique and confidence to try the recipe at home. They’ll then take a quick tour of Providence Mount St. Vincent to learn about the West Seattle assisted living and skilled nursing facility.

Because space is limited, guests must RSVP by calling 206-938-6194 or e-mailing Susan Clark at Susan.P.Clark@providence.org.

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

From Nature Consortium:

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

FREE!

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

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

Explore nature at Roxhill Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Roxhill Park’s Butterflies, Birds and Blooms

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

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

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

$15 suggested donation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From Nature Consortium:

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

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

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

Jun
28
Sun
2015
If These Walls Could Talk: tour of the ‘Daddy’ Standley home
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society presents:
“If These Walls Could Talk” tour on Sunday, June 28, featuring the home of “Daddy” Standley, founder of Ye Olde Curiosity Shop.

A century ago, the home at 1750 Palm Ave. S.W. probably was the most gawked-at, talked-about residence in West Seattle.

“Everybody wanted to see it,” says 90-year-old Joe James, whose grandfather “Ye Olde Curiosity Shop” founder Joseph Edward ‘Daddy’ Standley built the house in 1906. Sightseeing buses used to stop there on their tours and let people out to look at the yard. He had everything in there you could think of, from whale jawbones to whale vertebrae to totem poles to shell mounds.

On Sunday, June 28, 2015, the home will be the site of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s third annual “If These Walls Could Talk” home tour, to run from 3 to 5 pm. Tickets, available at the door, are $10 for members, $15 for non-members.

Attendees will have an opportunity to tour the residence (now owned by Katy and Erik Walum), view historical photographs of the house and property and learn about the remarkable life of Standley.

In addition, they will see a selection of curios and family keepsakes on loan from the Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, including a variety of Indian baskets, a 3-foot totem that greeted shop visitors in the early 1900s, and an antique cradle that has rocked five generations of Standley children.

They also will be able to meet Joe James, his son Andy and other members of the Standley clan, who for 116 years have welcomed curiosity-seekers at their iconic Seattle waterfront store.

Those who would like an invitation-only VIP experience earlier in the day, including presentations by Joe James and King County Archives’ Greg Lange, plus hors d’oeuvres and wine, please call 206-938-5293 or e-mail clay.eals@loghousemuseum.info.

For more information, along with a video invitation by Joe James, please visit http://www.loghousemuseum.info.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From Nature Consortium:

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

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

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

Aug
19
Wed
2015
Historical Tours of West Seattle: Industry/Education @ The Kenney
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Historical Tours of West Seattle: Industry Education: White Center, Delridge and South Seattle College

August 19, 2015, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
The Kenney (WSB sponsor)

Enjoy a historical tour of West Seattle narrated by Clay Eals, Executive Director of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. Tours depart from and return to The Kenney where you will receive a tour of The Kenney campus. Come see our recently remodeled apartments with contemporary styles, convenient features and unique historical character. Relax in our lovely garden and engage in good conversation while snacking on delicious refreshments and beverages. Tour designed for people 62 or better who are interested in independent residential living within a senior community. Be our guest for a few hours of fun and see what new things you may learn about Jessie and Samuel Kenney’s legacy gift to West Seattle. Learn why people Live the Good Life in West Seattle at The Kenney.

Fees/Admission: Free (must be 62 or better)

Contact Ellen Johanson by email at ejohanson@thekenney.org

Sep
9
Wed
2015
Community kayak tours of the Duwamish River @ West Seattle or South Park launch points
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join one of this summer’s guided, educational community-kayaking tours presented by the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/TAG and Alki Kayak Tours.

Let’s Kayak the Duwamish River!
You are invited to hop in a kayak and explore Seattle’s only river, the Duwamish River. As we paddle, see amazing views of Mt. Rainier, restoration sites, watchable wildlife, and a different side of the industries that power Seattle’s economy.

– September 9 – “Stories of this Place” with Cindy Updegrave and Roger Fernandes

The Details:
– All tours are 6 pm to 8:30 pm – bring a picnic dinner!
– RSVP with Alki Kayak Tours – 206-953-0237 or tours@kayakalki.com
– No kayaking experience needed! All gear is included
– Kayak rentals are $45 per person – tours are free if you provide your own Kayak!
– Donations at the event towards DRCC/TAG’s programs appreciated
– Location – Launch from T-107 Park or Duwamish Waterway Park. Find out with your RSVP!

Questions? Contact@duwamishcleanup.org or 206-359-1774

Website: http://duwamishcleanup.org/programs/public-boat-and-kayak-tours/

Sep
14
Mon
2015
North Delridge Neighborhood Council special meeting: NUCOR Tour
Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The NDNC September meeting will be on Monday the 14th, at 6:30. Instead of meeting at Youngstown, we’ll meet at NUCOR for a tour.

Important! Spaces are limited! To reserve your spot, email chair@ndnc.org.

Sep
19
Sat
2015
West Seattle Working Waterfront Tour @ Bell Street Pier 66
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

(Sponsored by the Port of Seattle)
Saturday, September 19, 2015 (9:00 am to 11:30 am); Boarding will be at the Bell Street Pier 66 (Alaskan Way).

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.

Nov
20
Fri
2015
Celebration of First RainWise Mosque in Seattle @ Hope Academy and Alnoor Mosque
Nov 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

ECOSS, Hope Academy and Alnoor Mosque are celebrating the first rain garden and cistern project at a mosque in Seattle and raising awareness about water quality.

The completion of this community teaching tool will be celebrated on Friday, November 20th, 11 am–1:30 pm, with festivities open to the public – including a ribbon cutting, garden tours and refreshments. While the primary goals of the project are environmental stewardship and flood prevention, this demonstration project also serves to educate students and community members.

The two rain gardens and four cisterns will divert rainwater from the large roof of the mosque (over 5500 sq. feet), keeping that water out of the combined sewer, which helps water quality downstream. It also provides both the Somali and White Center communities the opportunity to learn about and be involved with water quality solutions. Community members were also interested in resolving basement flooding issues from old downspouts around the historic brick building, as well as beautifying the landscape with flowers. High resolution photos of the project are available upon request.

For two years, ECOSS guided the mosque through the project by coordinating logistics, interpretation, troubleshooting issues such as old plumbing and drainage, teaching the students and staff about water topics, and engaging the community members in planning, plant selection, and work parties. The project was completed in June 2015 and the community is now developing a maintenance plan with teachers and students for regular checking, weeding and watering of the rain gardens.

“It’s been especially rewarding to have the community so involved in the project,” said King County Wastewater Treatment Division Director Pam Elardo. “We hope it inspires more young people to think about environmental career opportunities in the operations, science and technology fields.”

ECOSS collaborated with Seattle Public Utilities and King County on technical support, grants and RainWise rebates, which were provided by the City of Seattle. Additional funding was provided by the Russell Family Foundation and Google.

Hope Academy and Alnoor Mosque are located at 9421 18th Ave SW in the White Center neighborhood. The private school and mosque serves primarily Somali and other East African populations, although the mosque is open to all Muslims.

RainWise is a partnership program of Seattle Public Utilities and King County that offers rebates to property owners for rain gardens and cisterns which help to reduce polluted runoff and combined sewer overflows. A rain garden is a bowl shaped garden filled with spongy soil and hearty plants, designed to capture rainwater and cleans it before it enters our waterways or groundwater, and reduces the amount of water flowing into combined sewers or storm drains. Cisterns are large barrels that collects roof water, also reduce runoff, and the harvested water can be used for watering in the summer. To learn more visit www.700milliongallons.org.

Since 1994, ECOSS has engaged businesses and diverse communities with sustainable solutions for all on key environmental issues. ECOSS is the most effective organization in the region at engaging diverse communities in pollution prevention and other environmental solutions, with staff that speak 21 languages. ECOSS’ work revolves around working together to create a cleaner, healthier and economically thriving Puget Sound. Visit www.ecoss.org for more information.

Dec
12
Sat
2015
Celebrate new RainWise rain garden installations in WS @ (See listing)
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join West Seattle neighbors who are helping to control water pollution with RainWise rain gardens on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 to 11 am. There will be a celebration, ribbon-cutting and touring of RainWise rain gardens and cisterns:

Come celebrate with the six families on the blocks of Sullivan and Tillman Streets of West Seattle who are helping solve water pollution by sending the rain that falls on their roofs into RainWise rain gardens and cisterns.

Bring the whole family, rain or shine, and enjoy the festivities, refreshments and tour of the neighborhood. The ribbon-cutting celebration will take place on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10 am at 3731 S.W. Tillman St. in West Seattle and be followed by a tour of seven rain garden and cistern installations.

“My neighbors gathered for an introduction to the RainWise program and it was no surprise that several were interested,” said Elliott Night, a Sullivan Street neighbor and leader who made this cluster of RainWise installations happen. “It’s a way to beautify our yards with rain gardens, save water with cisterns, and reduce pollution in one of Seattle’s most valuable assets–our waterways. With the rebate program it really is a win-win-win.”

These homes have collectively installed six new RainWise rain gardens and two cisterns. All together, these RainWise installations will collect the rain that falls on 5,840 square feet of roof area. This will keep nearly 80,000 gallons of stormwater out of the sewer system each year. Home Grown Organics, the RainWise contractor for the entire cluster, will lead a tour of nearby installations and offer advice on selecting plants and attracting pollinators.

RainWise is a joint program of Seattle Public Utilities and King County Wastewater Treatment Division.

Over 50,000 properties in Seattle are eligible for RainWise rebates. Program experts King County will be available at this event to answer questions about eligibility for rebates that may cover up to 100 percent of the cost to install a cistern or rain garden in certain parts of Seattle. (Take a virtual tour online at
http://www.kingcounty.gov/services/environment/wastewater/cso/rainwise/virtual-tour.aspx)

Besides being pretty, rain gardens help control stormwater, a significant source of pollution in Puget Sound and the Duwamish River.

By controlling stormwater, people can support city and county goals to control overflows of sewage and stormwater that occur in these waterways during heavy rains.

Additional information, including a complete list of workshops and events where people can learn more about RainWise, is available at www.rainwise.seattle.gov

For additional information on the Rain Wise program, please visit:
www.rainwise.seattle.gov

Or visit the Barton-Fauntleroy Facebook Page at
www.facebook.com/BartonFauntleroyRainWise

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

Fri, 22 Jan, 2016
8:30 pm–10:30 pm

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

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

Feb
2
Tue
2016
Highland Park Elementary School Kindergarten Tour
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Highland Park Elementary School is holding a Kindergarten Tour on Tuesday February 2nd, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Hosted by Principal Chris Cronas.

Feb
3
Wed
2016
Arbor Heights Elementary School Tour
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Arbor Heights Elementary is hosting tours of the school: All tours are from 9 am to 10 am with Principal Christy Collins with time for Q&A during the second-half of the tour. Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing to http://bit.ly/TourArborHeightsElementary. Children are welcome to attend too!

Tour dates:

Feb. 3
Feb. 24
March 23
April 20
May 11

Feb
4
Thu
2016
Madison Middle School Tour for Prospective Students
Feb 4 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Madison Middle School is hosting a tour for prospective students. Parents and students are welcome. Reservations are NOT required.

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

Sat, 6 Feb, 2016
8:30 pm–10:15 pm

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

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

Feb
9
Tue
2016
Denny International Middle School Tours for Prospective New Families
Feb 9 @ 8:00 am – 9:10 am

Prospective families, please join us to learn more about Denny International Middle School.

Daytime Tours: Tuesday, February 9 and Monday, February 22 from 8:00 to 9:10 am. All are welcome – no appointment needed. Description of school offerings followed by a guided school tour.

Feb
10
Wed
2016
Schmitz Park/Genesee Hill Elementary tour @ Schmitz Park Elementary School
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

West Seattle families are invited to the Schmitz Park/Genesee Hill Elementary tour taking place Wednesday, Feb. 10th. We are still hosting tours this year because we want families to start getting excited about our program. Next year, it will be the same great teachers and the same great community in a brand new, beautiful space! We will showcase our five Kindergarten classrooms, give parents an opportunity to observe upper-grade classrooms as well, and share pictures and ideas for how our program will maximize the advantages of our new space.

Whether families choose to tour or not, please remember that Kindergarten registration is now open for attendance area schools, and the sooner families register their youngsters the better we will be equipped to plan for their coming!

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 Tours for Prospective Families
Feb 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:45 am

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 staff and PTA would like to welcome prospective families to learn more about our school!

Please join us for school tours throughout February. We recognize that there may be conflicts with other school open houses and tours. If you cannot attend the open house please be sure to sign up for a tour. Each will give you an opportunity to see the school, classrooms and speak with our principal. Open houses provide more time in the classroom talking to teachers as they take place after school hours.

SCHOOL TOURS

Tours for prospective K-5 families:
Feb 10th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 12th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 17th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 24th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 26th 9:30am -11:00 am

Tours for prospective Middle School families:
Feb 17th 10:15am -11:45 am
Feb 26th 10:15am -11:45 am

Please RSVP at: http://stemk8pta.org/stem-school-tours/

Feb
12
Fri
2016
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 Tours for Prospective Families
Feb 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:45 am

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 staff and PTA would like to welcome prospective families to learn more about our school!

Please join us for school tours throughout February. We recognize that there may be conflicts with other school open houses and tours. If you cannot attend the open house please be sure to sign up for a tour. Each will give you an opportunity to see the school, classrooms and speak with our principal. Open houses provide more time in the classroom talking to teachers as they take place after school hours.

SCHOOL TOURS

Tours for prospective K-5 families:
Feb 10th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 12th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 17th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 24th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 26th 9:30am -11:00 am

Tours for prospective Middle School families:
Feb 17th 10:15am -11:45 am
Feb 26th 10:15am -11:45 am

Please RSVP at: http://stemk8pta.org/stem-school-tours/

Feb
17
Wed
2016
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 Tours for Prospective Families
Feb 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:45 am

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 staff and PTA would like to welcome prospective families to learn more about our school!

Please join us for school tours throughout February. We recognize that there may be conflicts with other school open houses and tours. If you cannot attend the open house please be sure to sign up for a tour. Each will give you an opportunity to see the school, classrooms and speak with our principal. Open houses provide more time in the classroom talking to teachers as they take place after school hours.

SCHOOL TOURS

Tours for prospective K-5 families:
Feb 10th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 12th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 17th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 24th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 26th 9:30am -11:00 am

Tours for prospective Middle School families:
Feb 17th 10:15am -11:45 am
Feb 26th 10:15am -11:45 am

Please RSVP at: http://stemk8pta.org/stem-school-tours/

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

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

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

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

Feb
22
Mon
2016
Denny International Middle School Tours for Prospective New Families
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:10 am

Prospective families, please join us to learn more about Denny International Middle School.

Daytime Tours: Tuesday, February 9 and Monday, February 22 from 8:00 to 9:10 am. All are welcome – no appointment needed. Description of school offerings followed by a guided school tour.

Feb
24
Wed
2016
Arbor Heights Elementary School Tour
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Arbor Heights Elementary is hosting tours of the school: All tours are from 9 am to 10 am with Principal Christy Collins with time for Q&A during the second-half of the tour. Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing to http://bit.ly/TourArborHeightsElementary. Children are welcome to attend too!

Tour dates:

Feb. 3
Feb. 24
March 23
April 20
May 11

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 Tours for Prospective Families
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:45 am

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 staff and PTA would like to welcome prospective families to learn more about our school!

Please join us for school tours throughout February. We recognize that there may be conflicts with other school open houses and tours. If you cannot attend the open house please be sure to sign up for a tour. Each will give you an opportunity to see the school, classrooms and speak with our principal. Open houses provide more time in the classroom talking to teachers as they take place after school hours.

SCHOOL TOURS

Tours for prospective K-5 families:
Feb 10th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 12th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 17th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 24th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 26th 9:30am -11:00 am

Tours for prospective Middle School families:
Feb 17th 10:15am -11:45 am
Feb 26th 10:15am -11:45 am

Please RSVP at: http://stemk8pta.org/stem-school-tours/

Feb
26
Fri
2016
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 Tours for Prospective Families
Feb 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:45 am

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 staff and PTA would like to welcome prospective families to learn more about our school!

Please join us for school tours throughout February. We recognize that there may be conflicts with other school open houses and tours. If you cannot attend the open house please be sure to sign up for a tour. Each will give you an opportunity to see the school, classrooms and speak with our principal. Open houses provide more time in the classroom talking to teachers as they take place after school hours.

SCHOOL TOURS

Tours for prospective K-5 families:
Feb 10th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 12th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 17th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 24th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 26th 9:30am -11:00 am

Tours for prospective Middle School families:
Feb 17th 10:15am -11:45 am
Feb 26th 10:15am -11:45 am

Please RSVP at: http://stemk8pta.org/stem-school-tours/

Mar
23
Wed
2016
Arbor Heights Elementary School Tour
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Arbor Heights Elementary is hosting tours of the school: All tours are from 9 am to 10 am with Principal Christy Collins with time for Q&A during the second-half of the tour. Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing to http://bit.ly/TourArborHeightsElementary. Children are welcome to attend too!

Tour dates:
March 23
April 20
May 11

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
20
Wed
2016
Arbor Heights Elementary School Tour
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Arbor Heights Elementary is hosting tours of the school: All tours are from 9 am to 10 am with Principal Christy Collins with time for Q&A during the second-half of the tour. Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing to http://bit.ly/TourArborHeightsElementary. Children are welcome to attend too!

Tour dates:
April 20
May 11

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

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

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

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

$5 per person

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

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

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

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

Event #148710

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

May
11
Wed
2016
Arbor Heights Elementary School Tour
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Arbor Heights Elementary is hosting a tour of the school on May 11th, from 9 am to 10 am with Principal Christy Collins with time for Q&A during the second-half of the tour. Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing to http://bit.ly/TourArborHeightsElementary. Children are welcome to attend too!

May
21
Sat
2016
Catio Tour Seattle
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Two West Seattle locations are part of this year’s Catio Tour:

After a successful debut tour in 2015, Catio Tour Seattle is back. On Saturday, May 21, 2016 (noon-4 pm) more cat-loving communities will showcase their inspiring backyard transformations, which help keep their feline friends safe and their neighborhoods a haven for wildlife.

Catios are enclosed patios for cats – a space where they can enjoy the sights and smells of the great outdoors, and stay protected from busy roads and wild predators.

Window box or freestanding, DIY or custom design, catios are a growing trend in the US – popular not only for the safe enrichment they offer their feline residents but for the added protection they provide for birds and wildlife.

From Bothell to West Seattle, this year’s tour features 11 catios of all shapes and sizes. Tour participants can choose to visit some or all of the locations, and along the way they’ll have the opportunity to talk to catio owners as well as meet the lucky felines who enjoy these safe outdoor spaces. The event is sponsored by PAWS, Catio Spaces and The Humane Society of the United States.

There is a suggested donation of $10 to help support education programs at PAWS. All additional proceeds from this fun event benefit animals in need at PAWS.

A tour map, addresses and catio information will be provided to all registered participants prior to the event.

Melissa Moore, education manager at PAWS, says “We’re thrilled to be back with this fun event. Catio Tour Seattle is not only about showcasing some of the best feline real estate Seattle has to offer. It’s also about promoting something that is very close to our heart here at PAWS – a source of healthy outdoor enrichment for cats that ultimately keeps our wildlife safe too.”

Registration happens at catiotourseattle.com.

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.

Alki Lighthouse tours
May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

May
29
Sun
2016
Alki Lighthouse tours
May 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

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
Alki Lighthouse tours
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

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
5
Sun
2016
Alki Lighthouse tours
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

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.

Alki Lighthouse tours
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Jun
12
Sun
2016
Alki Lighthouse tours
Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

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

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

This event is free and open to the public.

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

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

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

Jun
19
Sun
2016
Alki Lighthouse tours
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Jun
25
Sat
2016
Alki Lighthouse tours
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

If These Walls Could Talk: home tour of The Kenney
Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society presents: “If These Walls Could Talk” tour on Saturday, June 25, featuring The Kenney (WSB sponsor):

video on our event page, Stuart and Michele Kenney, the great-great-great nephew and niece of Samuel and Jessie Kenney, founders of The Kenney, invite you to the tour, which will run from 3 to 5 pm.

Admission is by donation: $10 for historical-society members and $15 for non-members.

Featured will be display panels on the history of The Kenney, its founders, its prominent residents over the years and much more.

Stay tuned for more details. And for info on The Kenney, click here!

(An invitation-only VIP opportunity will be available earlier in the day. If you are interested, please e-mail Clay Eals, our executive director at clay.eals@loghousemuseum.info)

Jun
26
Sun
2016
Alki Lighthouse tours
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Jul
2
Sat
2016
Alki Lighthouse tours
Jul 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

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.”

Alki Lighthouse tours
Jul 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

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
Alki Lighthouse tours
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Jul
10
Sun
2016
Alki Lighthouse tours
Jul 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Jul
16
Sat
2016
Alki Lighthouse tours
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Jul
17
Sun
2016
Alki Lighthouse tours
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

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
Alki Lighthouse tours
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

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!!

Alki Lighthouse tours
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Jul
30
Sat
2016
Alki Lighthouse tours
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Jul
31
Sun
2016
Alki Lighthouse tours
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Aug
13
Sat
2016
Riverside Walking Tour
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Southwest Seattle Historical Society for the annual Riverside Walking Tour.

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the seemingly abandoned neighborhood beneath the West Seattle Bridge and along West Marginal Way?

It’s called Riverside.

Led by first-generation resident Frank Zuvela, the tour, running about two hours, will start at 10 am, leaving from the corner of West Marginal Way Southwest and Southwest Marginal Place, beneath the high-level West Seattle Bridge.

The tour is by donation, $5 suggested, payable at the beginning of the tour. Please bring comfortable shoes to walk up hills and along streets and trails.

More info: http://www.loghousemuseum.info.

Alki Lighthouse tours
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Aug
14
Sun
2016
Alki Lighthouse tours
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Aug
20
Sat
2016
PSBA Kid’s Day, a Beekeeping Field Day for Kids @ West Seattle Bee Garden
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come join us at the West Seattle Bee Garden for the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association (PSBA) sponsored Kids’ Field Day! Saturday August 20th, 10 am–1 pm.

Activities will include hive demonstrations, arts and crafts, bee and pollinator education booths, honey tasting/sales and a scavenger hunt!

This is the biggest educational event taking place at the garden, with many PSBA beekeepers available to answer questions and share information. The High Point Commons Park P-Patch will be put to use for the scavenger hunt, and the adjacent Commons Park lawn and playground is great for running and playing. We hope you can join the fun!

More info available at pugetsoundbees.org

Alki Lighthouse tours
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

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
Alki Lighthouse tours
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Aug
27
Sat
2016
Alki Lighthouse tours
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Aug
28
Sun
2016
Alki Lighthouse tours
Aug 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Sep
3
Sat
2016
Alki Lighthouse tours
Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Sep
4
Sun
2016
Alki Lighthouse tours
Sep 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Sep
15
Thu
2016
West Seattle Chamber Cruise for Commerce @ Harbor Island Marina
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

West Seattle Chamber Cruise for Commerce –
A very special evening on Elliott Bay 2016

You’re invited! Aim High, Float Local.

The West Seattle Chamber of commerce is striving for business excellence – yours and ours. As we continue to provide incredible advocacy networking, communications and business opportunities that you all deserve and support, the Chamber will take the next steps to make things even better!

Support the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce by joining us on September 15th for a one-of-a-kind experience aboard Jack Miller’s own Baltic Sea. Enjoy an intimate 3.5 hour-evening tour of West Seattle by sea, sailing from the Duwamish to Lincoln Park, Elliott Bay to Puget Sound.

This is an exclusive and unique adventure limited to only 50 “sailors” so reserve your spot today!

Each ticket includes the cruise, complimentary cocktails, a delicious assortment of heavy appetizers, and great company.

When: September 15, 2016
5:00pm – 8:30pm

Where:

The Baltic Sea – Jack Miller’s classic long liner fishing boat
Launch point-Harbor Island Marina
1001 Klickitat Way SW Gate C

How Much? Tickets are $100/person.

Don’t miss the boat. Visit www.wschamber.com to register.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Husky Deli (Admiral $1000 Level)
Port of Seattle (Admiral $1000 Level)
Nucor Steel Seattle (Captain $500 Level)

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
Hiawatha Playfield Tree Walk @ Hiawatha Community Center
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore the elegant, graceful, and peaceful tree canopy that surrounds Hiawatha Playfield with our expert volunteer Tree Ambassador Al.

Saturday, September 24
10 am – 12 pm
Meet in front of the Hiawatha Community Center

RSVP here

The tree walk is sponsored by Seattle ReLeaf a division of SDOT.
Questions? Email TreeAmbassador@Seattle.gov or call (206) 615-1668.

www.seattle.gov/trees/

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.

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

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

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

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

Jan
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
19
Thu
2017
CANCELED – Lafayette Elementary Kindergarten Tours @ Lafayette Elementary School
Jan 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

**Canceled due to illness**

Lafayette Elementary School is hosting Kindergarten Tours for prospective parents on Thursday, January 19th from 3:00-5:00 pm.

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
31
Tue
2017
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 Open House and Tours
Jan 31 @ 9:35 am – 11:00 am

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 staff and PTA would like to welcome prospective families to learn more about our school!

School Tours & Open House Dates

Tours for the STEM K-8 Elementary program are:
Tues., Jan. 31 & Fri., Feb. 3, 9:35 am – 11:00 am
Weds., Feb. 8 & Fri., Feb. 10, 9:35 am – 11:00 am
Weds., Feb. 15 & Fri., Feb. 17, 9:35 am – 11:00 am

Tours for the STEM K-8 Middle School program are:
Fri., Feb 10 and Weds., Feb. 15, 11:00 am -12:15 pm

STEM K-8’s Open House, where attendees can learn more about the elementary and middle-school programs, will be held on Thursday, Feb 9.

Hours for each are as follows:
Elementary 6:00 –7:00 pm
Middle School 7:30-8:30 pm

Questions? Please email Christa Howsmon, cjhowsmon@seattleschools.org, in the school office.

Feb
3
Fri
2017
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 Open House and Tours
Feb 3 @ 9:35 am – 11:00 am

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 staff and PTA would like to welcome prospective families to learn more about our school!

School Tours & Open House Dates

Tours for the STEM K-8 Elementary program are:
Tues., Jan. 31 & Fri., Feb. 3, 9:35 am – 11:00 am
Weds., Feb. 8 & Fri., Feb. 10, 9:35 am – 11:00 am
Weds., Feb. 15 & Fri., Feb. 17, 9:35 am – 11:00 am

Tours for the STEM K-8 Middle School program are:
Fri., Feb 10 and Weds., Feb. 15, 11:00 am -12:15 pm

STEM K-8’s Open House, where attendees can learn more about the elementary and middle-school programs, will be held on Thursday, Feb 9.

Hours for each are as follows:
Elementary 6:00 –7:00 pm
Middle School 7:30-8:30 pm

Questions? Please email Christa Howsmon, cjhowsmon@seattleschools.org, in the school office.

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

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

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

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

Feb
8
Wed
2017
Arbor Heights Elementary Kindergarten and New Family Tours
Feb 8 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Kindergarten and new families are welcome to 8-9 am tours on these dates:

Got a child that will be starting Arbor Heights in Sept. 2017? New to the neighborhood? Thinking of transferring to Arbor Heights?

Come join Principal Collins on one of the following tours:

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

All tours are from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing at http://bit.ly/ArborHeightsSchoolTours!

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 Open House and Tours
Feb 8 @ 9:35 am – 11:00 am

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 staff and PTA would like to welcome prospective families to learn more about our school!

School Tours & Open House Dates

Tours for the STEM K-8 Elementary program are:
Tues., Jan. 31 & Fri., Feb. 3, 9:35 am – 11:00 am
Weds., Feb. 8 & Fri., Feb. 10, 9:35 am – 11:00 am
Weds., Feb. 15 & Fri., Feb. 17, 9:35 am – 11:00 am

Tours for the STEM K-8 Middle School program are:
Fri., Feb 10 and Weds., Feb. 15, 11:00 am -12:15 pm

STEM K-8’s Open House, where attendees can learn more about the elementary and middle-school programs, will be held on Thursday, Feb 9.

Hours for each are as follows:
Elementary 6:00 –7:00 pm
Middle School 7:30-8:30 pm

Questions? Please email Christa Howsmon, cjhowsmon@seattleschools.org, in the school office.

Feb
9
Thu
2017
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 Open House
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 staff and PTA would like to welcome prospective families to learn more about our school!

School Tours & Open House Dates

Tours for the STEM K-8 Elementary program are:
Tues., Jan. 31 & Fri., Feb. 3, 9:35 am – 11:00 am
Weds., Feb. 8 & Fri., Feb. 10, 9:35 am – 11:00 am
Weds., Feb. 15 & Fri., Feb. 17, 9:35 am – 11:00 am

Tours for the STEM K-8 Middle School program are:
Fri., Feb 10 and Weds., Feb. 15, 11:00 am -12:15 pm

STEM K-8’s Open House, where attendees can learn more about the elementary and middle-school programs, will be held on Thursday, Feb 9.

Hours for each are as follows:
Elementary 6:00 –7:00 pm
Middle School 7:30-8:30 pm

Questions? Please email Christa Howsmon, cjhowsmon@seattleschoo