West Seattle Event Calendar

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

Mar
1
Sat
2014
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.

Downloading E-books & Audiobooks Drop-in Clinic @ High Point Library
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday March 1st and 29th, 11 am–12:30 pm, bring your e-reader or mobile device to learn how to access and download digital materials, and get one-on-one help and basic troubleshooting assistance at High Point Branch Library

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks to your computer and mobile devices
– Choosing a book format for your e-reader
– Managing your digital holds

Do you have Kindle questions? Bring your Amazon ID and password. For questions about the Nook or other e-book readers, bring your Adobe ID and password.

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

Prerequisites: Ability to use the Internet (or Internet Basics 1) and possession of an email address (or Email Basics).

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

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

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

Sponsoring Organization: Discovery Park Advisory Council

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

Mar
5
Wed
2014
Family Love Letters – free workshop @ Alki Community Center
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

From the Alki Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Estate planning with a heart. This practical, sensitive workshop helps you face the difficult process of centralizing financial, legal and personal information. It will allow family and friends can take care of you and know how you would like end-of -life issues handled with the help of an expert.
Instructor: K Steele

Wednesday March 5th
11 am-12:30 pm

Mar
15
Sat
2014
DIY Series: Container Gardening @ Emeritus at Admiral Heights
Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From the West Seattle Community Centers (WSB sponsor):

In cooperation with Emeritus at Admiral Heights (WSB sponsor) we invite you to participate in the following Do It Yourself series:

CONTAINER GARDENING
Saturday March 15
2-3 pm

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
16
Sun
2014
‘Create a Disaster Kit on a Budget’ class @ Southwest Library
Mar 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Come to this class at the Southwest Library on Sunday, March 16th, 1:30–2:00 pm and learn how to create a disaster kit on a budget. No registration is required!

In this show-and-tell class, you’ll see how everyday items can be used during a disaster. How can you economically supplement your first aid supplies? We’ll share tips on how to put together a kit without breaking your budget.

Mar
29
Sat
2014
Downloading E-books & Audiobooks Drop-in Clinic @ High Point Library
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday March 1st and 29th, 11 am–12:30 pm, bring your e-reader or mobile device to learn how to access and download digital materials, and get one-on-one help and basic troubleshooting assistance at High Point Branch Library

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks to your computer and mobile devices
– Choosing a book format for your e-reader
– Managing your digital holds

Do you have Kindle questions? Bring your Amazon ID and password. For questions about the Nook or other e-book readers, bring your Adobe ID and password.

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

Prerequisites: Ability to use the Internet (or Internet Basics 1) and possession of an email address (or Email Basics).

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.

MoneySmart program: Reality Check (for teens) @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Apr 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The library will be hosting a series of programs for children, teens and adults during a national library promotion of personal financial literacy, April 5-12.

At the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch Library on Saturday, April 5th 2–3 pm:

Can you live within a monthly budget? Find out just how far your paycheck can stretch. Can you live on a monthly paycheck, without help from a credit card or parents? BECU presents an interactive budget workshop that will help you figure out what you can afford.

Create a realistic budget based on a series of choices for housing, transportation, clothing and food.

Room Location: Meeting Room
Audience: Teens
Language: English

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

MoneySmart program: Banking and Money Management @ Delridge Library
Apr 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The library will be hosting a series of programs for children, teens and adults during a national library promotion of personal financial literacy, April 5-12.

At the Delridge Branch Library on Saturday April 5th, 3–4 pm:

Managing your money saves money! Learn how to open a bank account and manage a budget, even with limited resources, at Solid Ground’s Financial Fitness Bootcamp.

Take control of your money at this Financial Fitness Bootcamp. Find out how to track your spending, learn how to create a financial plan for yourself, and discover ways to open a bank account when your options are limited.

Room Location: Meeting Room
Audience: Adults
Language: English

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

Apr
7
Mon
2014
MoneySmart program: Credit 101 @ Delridge Library
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The library will be hosting a series of programs for children, teens and adults during a national library promotion of personal financial literacy, April 5-12.

At the Delridge Branch Library on Monday April 7th, 6:30–7:30 pm:

Learn why credit is important, how to manage debt and what you can do to maintain good credit.

Credit is an essential aspect of modern life. Your credit score can affect your ability to buy a car, get a mortgage, rent a home, fund a college education and more. Solid Ground’s Financial Fitness Bootcamp will show you to to access your free credit report and interpret your credit score. You’ll also learn how to build good credit in the future.

Room Location: Meeting Room
Audience: Adults
Language: English

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

Family Matters event: Free Gardening Workshop @ Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Gardening 101 for Everyone! Have you always wanted to grow vegetables, butdidn’t think you had the space? Would you like to show your children how food grows? Come join Trudie Walsh, Master Gardener and Horticulturist at our next “Family Matters” event as she shows us how to grow veggies in small spaces and containers year-round!

This FREE workshop is perfect for beginners or parents looking for a project to do with their kids. Sponsored by Fauntleroy Church, Little Pilgrim School, Fauntleroy YMCA and the Fauntleroy Children’s Center, “Family Matters” is a series of seminars, events and workshops designed to support families in West Seattle. Everyone is welcome!

Monday, April 7th, 7:00 PM in Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church/Fauntleroy YMCA, 9140 California Ave. S.W. Seattle, WA 98136.
(206)932-5600. We hope to see you there!

Apr
9
Wed
2014
College Preparation @ High Point Community Center
Apr 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

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

Selected Wednesdays, 4–5 pm:
April 9th

Apr
11
Fri
2014
MoneySmart program: Dream… Start… Go! Teen Entrepreneurship @ Southwest Library
Apr 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The library will be hosting a series of programs for children, teens and adults during a national library promotion of personal financial literacy, April 5-12.

At the Southwest Branch Library on Friday, April 11, 2014, 3:00–4:30 pm:

Got a great idea? Do something about it! Make iT Locally (MiL) will show you how to take your passion, turn it into reality and make a living along the way.

MiL will help you build a road map for starting a new business. Learn how to create a successful business plan which includes funding, marketing and creating a catchy brand name.

Room Location: Meeting Room
Audience: Teens
Language: English

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

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
12
Sat
2014
MoneySmart program for kids: Savertooth’s ‘Learning How to Save’ @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The library will be hosting a series of programs for children, teens and adults during a national library promotion of personal financial literacy, April 5-12.

At the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch Library on Saturday, April 12, 2014, 3–4 pm:

Learn how to open a savings account and set savings goals. For ages 12 and under. BECU presents an interactive workshop for kids on the importance of creating goals, setting up a savings account and watching money grow.

With the help of Savertooth and other financial education characters, children ages 12 and under will learn the basics of:
– filling out an account application
– completing a deposit slip
– keeping track of deposits in a register
– reading a bank statement

This workshop will involve math, as well as reading and comprehension.

Room Location: Meeting Room
Audience: Children
Language: English

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

MoneySmart program: Debt and Debt Negotiation @ Delridge Library
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The library will be hosting a series of programs for children, teens and adults during a national library promotion of personal financial literacy, April 5-12.

At the Delridge Branch Library on Saturday, April 12, 2014, 3–4 pm:

Tackle your debt! Find out what your options are and successfully negotiate with your creditors, with help from Solid Ground’s Financial Fitness Bootcamp.

Got debt and feel hopeless? Let Solid Ground’s Financial Fitness Bootcamp help you figure out your options. Learn what steps you can take to deal with your debt and negotiate with your creditors.

Room Location: Meeting Room
Audience: Adults
Language: English

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

Apr
16
Wed
2014
Musicians’ Legal Mixtape: Legal and Business Strategies For Musicians @ Celtic Swell
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Coming up at the Celtic Swell:

Musicians’ Legal Mixtape: Legal and Business Strategies For Musicians (As Told Through Cheesy Love Songs)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
7 pm-9 pm
Where: Celtic Swell

Details: http://thewla.org/musicians-legal-mixtape-april-16-2014/

Tickets: http://mixtape14.brownpapertickets.com

Being in a band can leave you with “Sweet Emotions” or stuck in “Heartbreak Hotel.” Come hear Rock promoter-turned-entertainment lawyer Joleen Winther Hughes and Seattle-based talent manager MacKenzie McAninch talk about key legal and business issues “You Oughta Know” so you can create your own sweet tunes and rebound quickly when it’s time to “Go Your Own Way.”

Playlist includes:

“Call Me Maybe” (Carly Rae Jepsen) – Picking your bandmates (or, your business partners if you make any money)

“Let’s Get It On” (Marvin Gaye) – Co-ownership in the Creative Process

“Wind Beneath My Wings” (Bette Midler) – Building Your Team (Manager/Label/Publishing/Lawyer)

“All by Myself” (Celine) – Self-Publishing

“It Wasn’t Me” (Shaggy) – Protecting your IP Rights From Infringers

“Can’t Buy Me Love” (Beatles) – Managing Success

“I Don’t Wanna Fight” (Tina Turner) – Managing Disputes Among Members

“Somebody that I used to Know (Gotye) – Going through the Break-Up

“Another Little Piece of My Heart” (Janice Joplin) – Who gets to keep the creative material

“Someone Like You” (Adele) – Letting others use your band’s material (sampling, covers, mechanical royalties)

Celtic Swell is an all-ages restaurant and pub. Why not come early and enjoy some Irish fare before the workshop!

About the Presenters:
Joleen Winther Hughes is the founder, principal and fearless leader of Hughes Media Law Group. With experience that spans the entertainment and digital media world, Joleen started HMLG specifically to support entrepreneurs, burgeoning media properties and service providers who push the boundaries of media and technology. As a longtime entrepreneur herself, Joleen understands the trials and tribulations of starting and running a successful business. In addition to fronting HMLG, Joleen is a popular lecturer and panelists for several national and international media and technology organizations including Digital Hollywood, the American Bar Association and the Application Developer’s Alliance. Before dreaming up what is now HMLG, Joleen was Senior Counsel at RealNetworks, Inc., where she worked with major sports leagues, media companies, television networks, movie studios and record labels to create the first on-line consumer content subscription service and was responsible for developing Real’s casual gaming licensing strategy. Prior to her legal career, Joleen owned a successful artist management and production company during the height of the 90’s Seattle music explosion working with music legends like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains (just to name-drop a few!).

Mackenzie McAninch has been in the music business for over ten years as booking agent, promoter, band manager, writer and owner of the nationally recognized and award-winning blog Randomville.com. In 2012, Mackenzie sold Randomville and became the booking agent for Seattle band Ayron Jones and the Way, quickly helping the band get shows with artists like Robert Cray and landing festivals like Bumbershoot. In 2013, he became the band’s manager and also began working as the booking agent for the Seattle band Funky 2 Death. 2014 is starting out great for Mackenzie. In just three months, he has helped steer his band clients to collaborations with The Seattle Seahawks and Sounders organizations, performances with the likes of BB King, and nationally-broadcasted shows on NPR. Mackenzie is currently spending much of his time planning his bands’ upcoming national touring schedules and music licensing projects.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Audience Children, Teens
Language English

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

Introduction to Home Brewing @ Delridge Community Center
May 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Age 21+
Instructors: Kate Broeking and Daniel Harris

Want to learn how to brew your own beer? This class will overview the basic process of home brewing, step by step, while observing an actual brew. You will learn about costs, equipment and get all your questions answered by experienced home brewers.

Class #116906
Saturday May 3rd
11 am-12:30 pm

$25

Community Center Information: 206-684-7423

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
14
Wed
2014
Medicare options workshop @ West Side Presbyterian Church
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

At the West Side Presbyterian Church Howell Auditorium on Wednesday, May 14th, 6:30 pm:

A representative from SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) will speak on MEDICARE. She will explain the different Medicare Plans, the changes expected in 2015 and in the near future, and will discuss how to get pre-approval for tests and treatments about which there may be concern for payment. She will answer your questions about Medicare. This is important to people who are receiving Medicare, who expect to receive Medicare, and for people who are advocates for those are on Medicare. This is a program sponsored by Parish Nursing to help prevent problems with payment for hospitalizations, test, treatments, and rehabilitation services.

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
17
Sat
2014
Cooking Workshop: Sushi Making and Japanese Food @ High Point Community Center
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

At the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

18 and older
Instructor: Carrie Carrillo

Love sushi and want to learn how to make it at home? There are a few tips and techniques that may seem daunting at first, but professional chef Carrie will share her secrets to make it easy! This class will cover some of the basics of making sushi: how to make proper sushi rice, chop the different vegetables, slice fish, and make rolls. We will make rolls such as the California roll, avocado roll, cucumber roll, and spicy tuna. We’ll also learn to make miso soup, sunomono, and discuss some of the history of sushi and how it became so popular. Appropriate for vegetarians and fish-eaters, no experience necessary. Bring your own apron.

Class #116594
Saturday May 17th
10:30am–1:30 pm
$27

Community Center Information: (206) 684-7422

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.

School Road Safety Plan input meeting/workshop @ Southwest Library
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Simply THE most important road safety meetings you can attend this year: SeattleDOT School Road Safety. SDOT currently invests $6 million a year citywide (and may collect even more in future years from school speed zone cameras). These meetings will help inform how and where that money is spent.

Why? Starting in 2015, the School Road Safety Plan will prioritize millions in safety improvements this and every year around our schools.

Tuesday, May 20 at 6 pm to 7:30 pm, Southwest Branch Seattle Public Library,
9010 35th Ave SW.

Facebook event page here.

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
10
Tue
2014
Free Intro to hypnosis – interactive workshop @ Chaco Canyon Organic Café
Jun 10 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

June 10th, 2014
at Chaco Canyon Organic Café
5:45 to 7:45 pm

Your behaviors, life patterns and self sabotaging are a projection of your subconscious mind. What would you change if you could harness the power of your subconscious mind? What reality would you create if you knew how? Learn about self-transformation through hypnotherapy in this FREE interactive workshop. This healing modality can help change negative habits, blocked emotions, goal achieving, positive reinforcement. Learn about new trend in medicine and first aid where hypnosis is used to accelerate healing. Hypnotherapy is an empowering modality that works the best when you are ready to transform your life. Open to All.

RSVP strongly advised.

Iwona Iwaniuk-Borisenko , FIBH
646 418-6252
Certified Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist
www.professionalhypnotherapypractice.com

Jun
17
Tue
2014
Community Poetry Workshop @ C&P Coffee Company
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Tuesday June 17th, 7–9 pm. More info from C & P:

Free Community Poetry Workshop for the Poetry on Buses Program, a 4 Culture / Metro collaboration.

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)”

Free “Pet First” Workshop @ Muttley Crew Cuts
Jun 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

ACCES to Host FREE Pet First Workshop on Saturday, June 21st, 11:00 am–1:00 pm in West Seattle at Muttley Crew Cuts.

The free ACCES community workshop offers pet owners an overview of canine and feline first aid and CPR. Course topics include basic anatomy, how to obtain vital signs, types and signs of shock, orthopedic injuries, and basic bandaging. The seconds, minutes and hours following an emergency can be critical in determining the outcome. Pet owners are encouraged to come learn how they can help save their pets life. For more information, please visit http://www.criticalcarevets.com/community/acces-workshops.

Jun
23
Mon
2014
Steps at Stevens Community Design Workshop @ Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please come to Steps at Stevens Community Design Workshop #3!

Steps at Stevens is a neighborhood connectivity project at West Seattle High School.

Please join us to … review and critique the final preferred design for a safe and useful pedestrian route. Help us to … create a public place, incorporate art and historic architecture, reflect neighborhood character. Know that … the area of opportunity is from California Ave SW, near SW Stevens, to the primary entrance.

Refreshments will be provided!

Date / Time:
Monday June 23rd, 7-9 pm

Location:
Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church (South of and next door to WSHS)

Jul
10
Thu
2014
Cooking Workshop: How to Cook Meat and Seafood @ Delridge Community Center
Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

18 and older
You are encouraged to BYO apron.
Instructor: Carrie Carrillo

What are the main cuts of meat that we encounter every day? How do you pick one to cook? What kinds of fish and seafood are easy to make and sustainable? What does sustainable mean in regards to meat and seafood? In this class we will learn to cook a steak, roast a chicken, stuff a whole fish, and steam some mussels.

Class #116962
Thursday July 10th
5:30-8pm
$29

Jul
12
Sat
2014
Volunteer restoration work party at Westcrest Park
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

EarthCorps volunteer event at Westcrest Park
July 12th 10 am-2 pm
July 26th 10 am-2 pm

Join EarthCorps & the Green Seattle Partnership as we improve the health of an amazing urban forest in Southwest Seattle! We will be removing invasive plants, planting native species and performing restoration site maintenance in preparation for planting this fall.

EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education that covers safety, information on the park you are working in, forest health, environmental restoration and the overview of the project. No prior experience is necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

Sign up online at
www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php
or contact volunteer@earthcorps.org with
any questions.

Jul
24
Thu
2014
Solarize Seattle workshop @ Dakota Place Park Building
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Solarize Seattle Workshop for Anyone Interested in Solar Power Installation

July 24th, 2014
6:30 pm–8:00 pm
Dakota Place Park Building

Solarize Seattle is hosting workshop for area residents interested in installing solar power. Solarize has selected the electric installation team for their West Seattle, Burien, Tukwilla, focus this year. Puget Sound Solar and Artisan Electric have been selected and we will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding.

The workshop will occur at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Dakota Place Park Building, 4304 SW Dakota St. just north of the Alaska Junction.

Workshop #2: Thursday, July 24th, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Dakota Place Park Building, 4304 SW Dakota St., Seattle, WA 98116
If you live in southwest Seattle, Burien, North Highline, or Tukwila, and have been thinking about installing a solar system on your home or small business, this program is for you! Solarize Southwest offers an exciting solar group purchase program for residents south of Downtown, west of I-5, and north of the Seattle City Light service boundary.

Neighborhoods invited to participate in this program include: Admiral, Alki, Arbor Heights, Burien, Cottage Grove, Delridge, Fairmount, Fauntleroy, Gatewood, Genesee-Schmitz, Georgetown, Highland Park, Highline, High Point, Morgan Junction, North Tukwila, Pigeon Point, Puget Ridge, Roxhill, Seaview, South Park, Sunrise, West Seattle Junction, Westwood, White Center, Youngstown

To launch the program, Northwest SEED has teamed up with Seattle City Light and a coalition of local community groups, including Sustainable West Seattle and Sustainable Burien. The best part — the program is easy to understand and easy to participate in.

Jul
26
Sat
2014
Volunteer restoration work party at Westcrest Park
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

EarthCorps volunteer event at Westcrest Park
July 12th 10 am-2 pm
July 26th 10 am-2 pm

Join EarthCorps & the Green Seattle Partnership as we improve the health of an amazing urban forest in Southwest Seattle! We will be removing invasive plants, planting native species and performing restoration site maintenance in preparation for planting this fall.

EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education that covers safety, information on the park you are working in, forest health, environmental restoration and the overview of the project. No prior experience is necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

Sign up online at
www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php
or contact volunteer@earthcorps.org with
any questions.

Aug
9
Sat
2014
Free Home Buyer’s Workshop @ White Center Library
Aug 9 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm

From Anita Comstock of Stover Mathis Real Estate:

I will be teaching a Home Buyer’s Workshop monthly at the White Center Library on August 9, 2014, 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. This workshop is sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission and at the end of the course each attendee will receive a certificate allowing them access to a number of down payment assistance programs that are available. The workshop is free, open to the public, and a non-solicitation environment.

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

Sep
7
Sun
2014
DIY Bikes – Free Bicycle Repairs @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


DIY Bikes – Free Bicycle Repairs
Aug. 24, noon-4 pm
At West Seattle Tool Library
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

DIY Bikes is hosting bicycle repair clinics (and repairing bicycles, too) every Sunday through September. Also accepting donated bikes to be fixed up and given to youth who need one.

DIY will provide the tools and the know how. Bring your own wheels to work on or help others with their wheels.

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

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

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

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

Interesting history of the park here.

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

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

Trip limit: 12 people.

Sep
13
Sat
2014
Free workshop: Affordable Home Ownership @ High Point Neighborhood House
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

You are invited to attend a free workshop on affordable home ownership opportunities, presented on Saturday September 13th, 11 am–3 pm at Highpoint Neighborhood House:

If you are interested in buying a home and not sure that you can afford, then you should attend this workshop! Childcare and lunch will be provided.

Saturday September 13th
11 am–3 pm

Highpoint Neighborhood House
Phone: 206-588-4318 or 206-588-4325

We’ve confirmed speakers from the Washington State Housing Finance Commission, who will present on their down payment assistance programs, Guidance Residential will present on their Shariah complaint home loans for Muslims, as well as other providers like Habitat for Humanity, Homestead and others!

Sponsored by:
Seattle Housing Authority
Habitat for Humanity
Homestead Community Land Trust
Washington State Housing Finance Commission
Guidance Residential
Homesight

Sep
14
Sun
2014
DIY Bikes – Free Bicycle Repairs @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


DIY Bikes – Free Bicycle Repairs
Aug. 24, noon-4 pm
At West Seattle Tool Library
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

DIY Bikes is hosting bicycle repair clinics (and repairing bicycles, too) every Sunday through September. Also accepting donated bikes to be fixed up and given to youth who need one.

DIY will provide the tools and the know how. Bring your own wheels to work on or help others with their wheels.

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

DIY Bikes – Free Bicycle Repairs @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


DIY Bikes – Free Bicycle Repairs
Aug. 24, noon-4 pm
At West Seattle Tool Library
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

DIY Bikes is hosting bicycle repair clinics (and repairing bicycles, too) every Sunday through September. Also accepting donated bikes to be fixed up and given to youth who need one.

DIY will provide the tools and the know how. Bring your own wheels to work on or help others with their wheels.

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

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

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

Did You Know?

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

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

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

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

Sep
28
Sun
2014
DIY Bikes – Free Bicycle Repairs @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


DIY Bikes – Free Bicycle Repairs
Aug. 24, noon-4 pm
At West Seattle Tool Library
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

DIY Bikes is hosting bicycle repair clinics (and repairing bicycles, too) every Sunday through September. Also accepting donated bikes to be fixed up and given to youth who need one.

DIY will provide the tools and the know how. Bring your own wheels to work on or help others with their wheels.

Oct
1
Wed
2014
MELT method workshop @ West Seattle Runner
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

We had a great response to our MELT method workshop and we see the potential for it keeping runners healthy and preventing injury (and helping with existing injuries).

Jill Pagano, a certified instructor and owner of Center of Movement and Healing will offer a 3 class series for our runners and walkers right here at West Seattle Runner! The class dates are: Sept 10th, Sept 24th, Oct 1st. The classes will start at 6:00 pm and you will have three start times to choose from each evening (either 6 pm, 6:45 pm or 7:30 pm). You can attend one or all three classes. The cost is $25 per class or $60 for the entire series. The first class is taking care of her lowback and hips, the second is knees and feet and the third is upper back and neck.

You must register at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/take-care-of-your-low-back-hips-w-melt-method-west-seattle-runner-tickets-12746574347.
The equipment will be provided for you.

Upcoming Events in September:
Wednesday Sept 17th 6:30 pm group run is a Nutrition Night sponsored by Powerbar. You can hear about nutrition before the run and try out samples. Meet at West Seattle Runner.

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
14
Tue
2014
Child Safety Workshop @ Hope Lutheran School
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You Are Invited to a FREE Community Event Child Safety Workshop October 14, 2014, 6:00–8:00 pm at Hope Lutheran School:

Safety shouldn’t be scary!
Savvy Parents Safe Kids
Join us for a parent workshop on child safety
10/14/14
Starting at 6:00 pm

Workshop topics to include:
~ Sleepovers & Play dates
~ Cell phones for kids?
~ Home alone? Are they ready?
~ Talkative kids (blessing or a curse?)
~ Questions every adult should be asking
~ Teaching your child about body safety
~ Out and about neighborhood safety
~ Safety tools: What works? What doesn’t?
~ Red Flags parents need to watch out for
~ The “Super 10” every kid should know

We all want to keep our kids safe. Join us and learn easy tips and tools that make safety fun not scary. No graphic conversations. No scare tactics.

Want to learn more?
Contact Kim Estes at kim@savvyparentssafekids.com or visit me at
SavvyParentSafeKids.com

Collage workshop @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse Community Center
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

COLLAGE WORKSHOP: Sip red wine and indulge your inner child as Linda McClamrock guides you in making a coffee-themed paper collage. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7-8:30 pm in the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse Community Center. $40; 206-241-5972 or lmcclamrock@gmail.com.

Oct
17
Fri
2014
Seattle Moms “Whats Next?” Discussion & Workshop Group @ South Seattle College
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Seattle Moms – “Whats Next?” Discussion & Workshop Group
Friday, October 17, 2014
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

South Seattle College
$25/per person

Ready to step back into the working world but unsure about what you should do? Itching for a new career but confused about the path you should take? Perhaps you are just trying to define what ‘balance’ means to you? Take the first step and join us for a 2+ hour facilitated workshop focused on exploring & visualizing your FUTURE. Gain clarity of your vision for the next phase of your life & build a support group while gaining a tool to help you through your transition.

Cost: $25.

Register at www.workingmothersrevolution.com
or email info@workingmothersrevolution for additional details.

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

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

Adults, Families

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

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

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

WHAT: Forest and Fish of the Duwamish

WHEN: October 19, 2–4 pm

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

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

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct
29
Wed
2014
Solarize Washington free workshop @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

At the Highland Park Improvement Club:

If you live in southwest Seattle, Burien, North Highline, or Tukwila, and have been thinking about installing a solar system on your home or small business, this program is for you! Solarize Southwest offers an exciting solar group purchase program for residents who live south of Downtown, west of I-5, and north of the Seattle City Light service boundary.

To launch the program, Northwest SEED has teamed up with Seattle City Light and a coalition of local community groups, including Sustainable West Seattle and Sustainable Burien. The best part — the program is easy to understand and easy to participate in. Here’s how it works:

1. Register

Register in our system so we can keep you up to date on workshops and to schedule individual site assessments.

Attend a free Solarize Washington workshop to learn about solar energy technology, solar economics in Washington, and this limited time group purchase opportunity. Workshop attendance will put you on the fast track to receive a free site assessment. Workshop schedule:

LAST WORKSHOP Wednesday, October 29, 7-8:30 pm- Highland Park Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden Street Seattle

3. Get evaluated

Once you’ve attended a workshop, you are eligible to receive a free site assessment from the competitively selected installation team. The installation team will come to evaluate your home for solar and work with you to determine the best system for your needs and budget.

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

WHAT: Mushrooms of the Duwamish

WHEN: November 1st, 10 am–noon

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

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

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

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

Nov
22
Sat
2014
SE Asian Education Summit 2014 @ South Seattle College
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hosted by South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) on Saturday November 22, 9 am–4 pm:

UNITE
SE Asian Education Summit
Our Community, Our Voices
–Presented by Southeast Asian/American Access in Education

Saturday November 22, 2014
9 am–4 pm // Lunch Provided

Information/Registration:
http://seaaaed.wordpress.com

Keynote by Tou Ger Xiong
Hmong cultural consultant, comedian, storyteller & rap artist

Why attend?
~ Connect with other SE Asian students
~ Leadership and career development
~ Resources to succeed and excel in school
~ Resources for parents and educators

Hosted by:
South Seattle College
Jerry Brockey Student Center
6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle

Facebook event page here.

Questions/comments seadcoalitionwa@gmail.com

Free Home Buyers Workshop @ High Point Library
Nov 22 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturday November 22nd, from 1-6 pm, at the High Point Library:

The workshops are an educational benefit of Homes for Heroes (a national organization dedicated to thanking the community heroes that surround us), and sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. They are open to the public, cost nothing, and are a non-solicitation environment.

Join us for an afternoon of learning!

~ The 6 Steps to Home Ownership
~ How to avoid costly mistakes along the way
~ Lender selection and the Loan Pre-Approval process
~ Down payment Assistance opportunities
~ The Law of Real Estate Agency
~ How your job can save you cash at closing

Dec
4
Thu
2014
Bread Baking Workshop: Challah bread @ Delridge Community Center
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

18 and older
You are encouraged to BYO apron.

Join us for a hands-on workshop where we’ll learn to make challah, a delicious fluffy braided egg bread. You’ll learn the entire process from flour to loaf: mixing, kneading, rising, baking and we’ll learn several dough braiding techniques (three, four and six-strand loaves). We’ll provide all the ingredients and you’ll make your very own loaf to take home, warm out of the oven! We’ll also learn to make a yummy dip (such as hummus, baba ganouj or tzatziki) while we wait for the dough to rise. BYO apron.

Instructor: Carrie Carrillo

Thursday December 4th
5:30-8 pm
$30
Class #121942

Register online at SPARC or call the community center at 206-684-7423.

Dec
5
Fri
2014
Tidepools by Flashlight @ Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook
Dec 5 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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

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

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

Dec
7
Sun
2014
Fishing classes and clinics @ Emerald Water Anglers
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Upcoming Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor) Schools and Clinics:


December 7th
3 Hour Spey School, 10 am, $95 per person, 3 People max

December 13th
Women’s Casting Clinic, 10 am, FREE, 6 People max

Please call or email the store for more info or to reserve a spot.

206-708-7250
shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

Spey School Promotion

Now – December 31st, 2014

Enroll in one of our upcoming 3 Hour Spey Schools and recieve the price of the school ($95) off of the purchase of any in-store spey rod. Spey school and rod must be purchased in 2014.

Dec
11
Thu
2014
Holiday Cookies Workshop @ Delridge Community Center
Dec 11 @ 5:30 am – 8:00 am

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

18 and older
You are encouraged to BYO apron.
Instructor: Carrie Carrillo

Love making edible gifts for your friends for the holidays? Have a few favorite cookie recipes but are constantly on the lookout for more? Come learn some new recipes, techniques, and decoration tips. We will be learning how to make and decorate sugar cookies and spritz cookies, and how to make snickerdoodles. BYO apron.

Class #121943
Thursday December 11th
5:30-8 pm
$30

Steelheading in the PNW workshop @ Emerald Water Anglers
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

December 11th at Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor):

Steelheading in the PNW

This time of year there is one fish on the mind of every northwest fly angler…Steelhead. Topics covered will include Steelhead behavior, local/regional rivers and when to fish them, techniques, and understanding spey rods and lines.

6-8 pm / FREE

Please call or email the store for more info or to reserve a spot.

206-708-7250
shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

Dec
13
Sat
2014
Fishing classes and clinics @ Emerald Water Anglers
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Upcoming Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor) Schools and Clinics:


December 7th
3 Hour Spey School, 10 am, $95 per person, 3 People max

December 13th
Women’s Casting Clinic, 10 am, FREE, 6 People max

Please call or email the store for more info or to reserve a spot.

206-708-7250
shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

Spey School Promotion

Now – December 31st, 2014

Enroll in one of our upcoming 3 Hour Spey Schools and recieve the price of the school ($95) off of the purchase of any in-store spey rod. Spey school and rod must be purchased in 2014.

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
Bread Baking Workshop: Brioche Rolls @ Delridge Community Center
Jan 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

18 and older
You are encouraged to BYO apron.
Instructor: Carrie Carrillo

Love brioche but never able to eat the whole loaf? Looking for something fun to make with your kids that is quick and easy? Come learn how to make brioche style rolls to accompany any tasty dinner. Stay and learn to make pull apart, also known as monkey bread, that will wow you with how simple it is to make, but how tasty and most of all fun it is to eat. We will learn several different ways to flavor it as well.

Thursday January 22nd
5:30-8 pm
$30

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
28
Wed
2015
Free College Preparation workshop @ High Point Community Center
Jan 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

College Preparation

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

Wednesday January 28, February 25, March 25
4-5 pm

Jan
29
Thu
2015
Mindful Living Workshop @ Chaco Canyon Organic Café
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Mindful Living Workshop
Thursday, January 29 at Chaco Canyon (West Seattle) from 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Please join us for an evening of discovering your true self as you learn to become more mindful in your daily life.

Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and fully alive in this present moment. In this workshop, you will learn to bring your mind and body more into harmony, allowing you to be more aware of both your inner and outer world and less on “auto-pilot.” While awake in this present moment, we find we are not held back from our past conditioning nor are we fearful of what our future may hold.

This workshop will help you to:

Relax and de-stress
Manage difficult emotions
Become aware of self-limiting habits
Access your true potential
Live a healthier and happier life

This workshop will include:

Guided meditations
Mindful eating techniques
Gentle yoga (from your chair)
Conscious observation and breathing techniques
Best practices for living mindfully

Cost: $40 per person. Limited space.

Tap into your inner wisdom and reserve a space online at
http://www.inmindfulness.com/events.html

Or feel free to email Jeff at jeff@inmindfulness.com.

Feb
3
Tue
2015
Free Northwest Snowshoe Clinic @ Mountain to Sound Outfitters
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free Northwest Snowshoe Clinic Tuesday February 3rd, 7 pm-8 pm, at Mountain to Sound Outfitters!

Phil Giammarino
M2S Shop

We invite you to join us for an informal but informative clinic on the basics of snowshoeing the Cascades. Learn how to more safely engage with the many spots in the mountains that offer solitude and beauty without the masses of the ski slopes.

Feb
5
Thu
2015
Valentines Day Cookies Workshop @ Delridge Community Center
Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Ages 18 and older
You are encouraged to BYO apron.
Instructor: Carrie Carrillo

Love making edible gifts for your friends for the holidays? Have a few favorite cookie recipes but are constantly on the lookout for more? Come learn some new recipes, techniques, and decoration tips. We will be learning how to make and decorate sugar cookies & spritz cookies, and how to make snicker doodles. BYO apron.

Thursday February 5th
5:30-8 pm
$30

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
11
Wed
2015
South Seattle College hosts FAFSA workshop @ South Seattle College
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

On February 11th from 9 am – 8 pm, South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) will host a free F.A.F.S.A. (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) workshop for students and community members interested in learning more about how to pay for college.

The event is part of a statewide initiative administered by the Washington Student Achievement council called “College Goal in Washington,” that is designed to increase low income, first generation, and underrepresented students’ completion of the F.A.F.S.A. Financial aid experts from South will be onsite to work individually with students and families and answer questions about how to pay for college and how to access financial aid successfully. Students who are ineligible for the F.A.F.S.A. due to citizenship status may be eligible to file the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (W.A.S.F.A.) to help them access other financial resources that will help them pay for college.

Last year, Washington State was first among all 34 College Goal Sunday states, serving 2,421 potential F.A.F.S.A. filers. This is South Seattle College’s first year participating in this campaign. In addition to receiving help with their F.A.F.S.A. forms, representatives from Student Outreach will also be on-hand to offer guided tours of South’s campus.

For more information about the event, please contact Lyanne O’Connell, Financial Literacy Specialist, at 206.934.5220, or by email at: Lyanne.oconnell@seattlecolleges.edu. For more information about the statewide and national campaigns, please contact Anna Batie, College Goal Washington State Coordinator, at 360-753-7856 or annab@wsac.wa.gov.

Feb
12
Thu
2015
Free Hot Wax & Tuning Clinic @ Mountain to Sound Outfitters
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free Hot Wax & Tuning Clinic Thursday February 12th, 7 pm-8 pm, at Mountain to Sound Outfitters!

Nate Bales
M2S Shop

Come to our FREE hot wax clinic to learn the basics of hot waxing and edge sharpening that will give you the ability to keep your skis in good shape. We will go over the tools you need and the whole waxing process from start to finish.

Feb
19
Thu
2015
Bread Baking Workshop: Pita Bread @ Delridge Community Center
Feb 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

18 and older
You are encouraged to BYO apron.
Instructor: Carrie Carrillo

PITA BREAD
Did you know that it takes only 3 minutes to bake a pita? While the whole process takes a little longer, flat bread or pocket bread is relatively quick and easy to make, and it’s a delicious bread to share with friends and family. Join us as we learn the entire process from flour to loaf: mixing, kneading, rising, and baking. We’ll provide all the ingredients and you’ll make your very own breads to take home, warm out of the oven! We’ll also learn to make yummy dips to fill our pocket bread (such as hummus, baba ganouj or tzatziki).

Thursday February 19th
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
$30

Feb
25
Wed
2015
Free College Preparation workshop @ High Point Community Center
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

College Preparation

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

Wednesday January 28, February 25, March 25
4-5 pm

Feb
26
Thu
2015
Free Backcountry A/T Clinic @ Mountain to Sound Outfitters
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With Chris Mosetick/M2S Shop: We will cover some great back country locations, weather forecasts and online resources for trip planning, gear selection and safety equipment, and a brief overview on avalanche risks and options for classes and
coursework. Please RSVP.

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
25
Wed
2015
Free College Preparation workshop @ High Point Community Center
Mar 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

College Preparation

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

Wednesday January 28, February 25, March 25
4-5 pm

Mar
28
Sat
2015
A Life Reimagined Checkup (workshop) @ High Point Neighborhood House
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

You’re Invited to attend a Life Reimagined Checkup

A free, 2-hour workshop at High Point Neighborhood House in West Seattle, Saturday, March 28, 10:00 am–12:00 pm.

Sponsored by AARP, all are welcome,come for great conversation, inspiring stories and practical tools. Learn more at http://lifereimagined.aarp.org/ and register here: http://aarp.cvent.com/d/jrq01c/1Q.

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

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

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

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

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

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

From Nature Consortium:

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

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

There is no registration required for these Forest Hikes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

From Nature Consortium:

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

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

There is no registration required for these Forest Hikes.

May
3
Sun
2015
North Delridge (Cottage Grove) Tree Walk @ Greg Davis Park
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Courtesy of the NDNC:

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

When: Sunday, May 3rd, 10:00 am–12 pm

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

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

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

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

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):


Cooking class: Fish!
For ages 16 and older

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

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

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

From Nature Consortium:

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

FREE!

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

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

Explore nature at Roxhill Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Roxhill Park’s Butterflies, Birds and Blooms

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

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

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

$15 suggested donation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From Nature Consortium:

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

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

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

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

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

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

More details on the Facebook event page.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sign up today to learn more about summer pruning techniques!

Address of class location will be emailed upon registration.

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

From longtime WSB sponsor Ventana Construction:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From Nature Consortium:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

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

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

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

From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

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

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

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

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

Your financial future – worth planning for.

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

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

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

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

Please RSVP 206-937-6122.

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

Visit: www.daystarseattle.com for more .information

Sep
26
Sat
2015
Genealogy Seminar @ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Sep 26 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

Using FamilySearch Family Tree & Genetic Genealogy presented by:

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

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

Contact person: Jo Bengtson Sivley josivley@yahoo.com

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

From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

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

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

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

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

Your financial future – worth planning for.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At the West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor):

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

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

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

Cost: Free
Refreshments provided

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

Please RSVP to: tim@stellingfinancial.com

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

At the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

College Preparation

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

Wednesday, 4-5 pm
November 18
December 16

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

At the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

College Preparation

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

Wednesday, 4-5 pm
November 18
December 16

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

From SoundYoga (WSB sponsor):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seattle Public Library – Southwest Branch
(upstairs classroom)

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

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

Five students minimum, 15 max.

You must RSVP!

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

Thanks to Southwest Public Library for their support!

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

At the Highland Park Improvement Club:

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

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

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

Fee: Covers instruction, supplies, materials, inspiration.

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

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

Fri, 22 Jan, 2016
8:30 pm–10:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

Sat, 6 Feb, 2016
8:30 pm–10:15 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From Meeples Games (WSB sponsor):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coming up at Seattle App Academy:

Free Workshops & Bootcamps – Code Mixin’ Music Workshop

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

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

Questions? Get in touch: info@seattleappacademy.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Early Pre-Registration Required. Cost $120.

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

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

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

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

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

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

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

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

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

Early Pre-Registration Required. Cost $145.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event #148709

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are you experiencing mild memory loss?

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

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

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

Pre-Registration is required.

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

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

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

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

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

$5 per person

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

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

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

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

Event #148710

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

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

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

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

Facebook event page here.

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

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

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

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

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

We’ll also explore:

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

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

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

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

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

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

$25 or any contribution.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SSC Arboretum
Seattle Conifer Day
Pruning Demonstration
10 am to Noon

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

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

Food Truck
– near Northwest Wine Academy

Seattle Public Library Cart
– NWWA Patio

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

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

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

This event is free and open to the public.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is required
. Please register here.

For more information, contact snap@seattle.gov

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

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

Bringing Baby Home: A Parenting and Relationship Program

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

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

Class size is limited, pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

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

Bringing Baby Home: A Parenting and Relationship Program

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

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

Class size is limited, pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:00 pm / FREE

Please RSVP at store

206-708-7250
shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

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

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

7:00 pm / FREE

Please RSVP at store

206-708-7250
shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our project’s objectives are:

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

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

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

7:00 pm / FREE

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

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

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Financial Workshops: Knowledge is Golden

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

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

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

Call to register: 206-938-6017

Your financial future – worth planning for.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Project Benefits

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

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

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

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

The End Result

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arts in Parks

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

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

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

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

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

Get Moving/Recreation for All

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

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

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

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

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

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

The only West Seattle workshop:

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

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

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

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

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

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

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Financial Workshops: Knowledge is Golden

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

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

Call to register: 206-938-6017

Your financial future – worth planning for.

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

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Financial Workshops: Knowledge is Golden

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

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

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

Call to register: 206-938-6017

Your financial future – worth planning for.

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

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

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

Please Register here.

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

From Puget Soundkeeper Alliance:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Space is Limited. Preregistration required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:00 pm / FREE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Workshop facilitators include Susan Partnow and Lola Peters.

A brief summary of the workshop:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

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

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

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

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

Where: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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