West Seattle Event Calendar

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

ADMIRAL THEATER SCHEDULE (updated link)

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

Mar
31
Sat
2012
Schmitz Park Elementary Auction @ Brockey Center at SSCC
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Annual dinner and auction, this year’s theme “Livin’ the Island Life.” Details here.

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

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

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

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

Apr
24
Tue
2012
Sanislo Elementary PTA meeting @ Sanislo Elementary School
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

From Lynette Jeung: “PTA Meeting at Sanislo on Tues 4/24 at 6:30 pm-7:30 pm in the library. Child care provided. We welcome enthusiastically new families starting in the fall. Come find out about us! Get started right from the beginning!”

Apr
29
Sun
2012
West Seattle community meeting with School Board rep Marty McLaren @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Apr 29 @ 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

From Marty McLaren’s calendar – a chance for community members to talk with her about their concerns, get updates on current issues, etc. All welcome.

May
2
Wed
2012
Walking School Buses in Highland Park
May 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Every Wednesday in May!

**Walking School Buses**
Join us tomorrow, and every Wednesday morning in May, for Walking School Buses! 4 Highland Park volunteers will lead “walking routes” for kids and families to join and walk to school together. Walking to school in groups provides safety, companionship, and promotes healthy exercise.

Join the routes along the way:
1. Led by Kelly: 8:15 leaves Kenyon/10th Ave SW, and walks South along 10th Ave until reach the school
2. Led by David: 8:25 leaves Cloverdale/7th Ave SW, and walks West on Cloverdale until reach the school
3. Led by Marnee: 8:15 leaves Barton/14th Ave SW, and walks East on Barton until 11th Ave SW, then proceeds North on 11th until reach the school
4. Led by Kristy: 8:10 leaves Delridge/Trenton and walks East on Trenton until reach the school.

Special activities on the playground beginning at 8:30.

Informal coffee chat with West Seattle High School’s principal @ West Seattle High School
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

WSHS principal Ruth Medsker will meet community members for an informal chat over coffee – one in a series. (From Westside Weekly newsletter)

May
9
Wed
2012
Walking School Buses in Highland Park
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Every Wednesday in May!

**Walking School Buses**
Join us tomorrow, and every Wednesday morning in May, for Walking School Buses! 4 Highland Park volunteers will lead “walking routes” for kids and families to join and walk to school together. Walking to school in groups provides safety, companionship, and promotes healthy exercise.

Join the routes along the way:
1. Led by Kelly: 8:15 leaves Kenyon/10th Ave SW, and walks South along 10th Ave until reach the school
2. Led by David: 8:25 leaves Cloverdale/7th Ave SW, and walks West on Cloverdale until reach the school
3. Led by Marnee: 8:15 leaves Barton/14th Ave SW, and walks East on Barton until 11th Ave SW, then proceeds North on 11th until reach the school
4. Led by Kristy: 8:10 leaves Delridge/Trenton and walks East on Trenton until reach the school.

Special activities on the playground beginning at 8:30.

May 9th meeting with School Board rep Marty McLaren @ Southwest Library
May 9 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

From Marty McLaren’s calendar – a chance for community members to talk with her about their concerns, get updates on current issues, etc. All welcome.

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

Announced by local naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

May
14
Mon
2012
Pathfinder K-8 gets grant @ Pathfinder K-8 School
May 14 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am

CenturyLink Awards $10,000 to Pathfinder K8 in West Seattle for Technology Innovation

The CenturyLink Teachers & Technology Grant Program is unique in that educators have
an open-ended opportunity to design a learning project that will strengthen
curricula and integrate technology. CenturyLink has funded the program since 2007,
and over the past five years, the program has given away $450,000 for
classroom-based technology benefiting more than 6,550 students. This year, only
nine awards across the Washington were selected, and within Seattle, only Pathfinder
K8, was selected for their project. The Pathfinder K8, in West Seattle, is planning
on leveraging the grant for semester-long mapping expedition for over 100 second and
third graders, leveraging “Where in the world is…” helping them connect beyond
community and into the classroom.

“With the budget constraints our schools are dealing with, this program has proven
over the years to be beneficial for teachers and students,” said Sue Anderson, vice
president and general manager for CenturyLink. “These grants allow students to
participate in their learning in a hands-on manner, using creativity and technology
to interact with their education and each other.”

Join us for the presentation to students and staff:
Date: May 14th, Monday
Time: 8:25 a.m.

Location: Pathfinder K8 School
1901 SW Genesee St
Seattle, WA 98106
In Attendance:

* King County Councilmember Joe McDermott

* Principal Dockendorf

* Sue Anderson, CenturyLink VP/GM Seattle Markets

* Staff & Students of Pathfinder K8 School

The CenturyLink/OSPI Teachers & Technology Grant Program cultivates a growing and
sophisticated group of K-12 tech integrators. After five years, the suite of
learning projects represents a rich collection of exemplars of technology-enriched
instruction. Many projects are classroom bound but a high number of these creative
learning experiences take students out to the field-industry and nature. Many of the
projects involve student peers and a significant number interface with industry
professionals, families and the community. To date, 92 teachers and
teacher-librarians have been able to deepen their ability to engage and motivate
young learners with technology.

May
16
Wed
2012
Walking School Buses in Highland Park
May 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Every Wednesday in May!

**Walking School Buses**
Join us tomorrow, and every Wednesday morning in May, for Walking School Buses! 4 Highland Park volunteers will lead “walking routes” for kids and families to join and walk to school together. Walking to school in groups provides safety, companionship, and promotes healthy exercise.

Join the routes along the way:
1. Led by Kelly: 8:15 leaves Kenyon/10th Ave SW, and walks South along 10th Ave until reach the school
2. Led by David: 8:25 leaves Cloverdale/7th Ave SW, and walks West on Cloverdale until reach the school
3. Led by Marnee: 8:15 leaves Barton/14th Ave SW, and walks East on Barton until 11th Ave SW, then proceeds North on 11th until reach the school
4. Led by Kristy: 8:10 leaves Delridge/Trenton and walks East on Trenton until reach the school.

Special activities on the playground beginning at 8:30.

May
17
Thu
2012
First meeting for K-5 STEM at Boren PTA @ Southwest Library
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:
Southwest Library
Address:
9010 35th Ave. S.W.
Date:
May 17, 2012 6:30 PM

Description:
A working meeting to:
1. Decide structure, PTA or PTO? A represenative from the WA State PTA will be
present to provide more information about the PTA affiliate structure and how they
can help support us.

2. Identify tasks and assign people to them!

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

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

May
23
Wed
2012
Walking School Buses in Highland Park
May 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Every Wednesday in May!

**Walking School Buses**
Join us tomorrow, and every Wednesday morning in May, for Walking School Buses! 4 Highland Park volunteers will lead “walking routes” for kids and families to join and walk to school together. Walking to school in groups provides safety, companionship, and promotes healthy exercise.

Join the routes along the way:
1. Led by Kelly: 8:15 leaves Kenyon/10th Ave SW, and walks South along 10th Ave until reach the school
2. Led by David: 8:25 leaves Cloverdale/7th Ave SW, and walks West on Cloverdale until reach the school
3. Led by Marnee: 8:15 leaves Barton/14th Ave SW, and walks East on Barton until 11th Ave SW, then proceeds North on 11th until reach the school
4. Led by Kristy: 8:10 leaves Delridge/Trenton and walks East on Trenton until reach the school.

Special activities on the playground beginning at 8:30.

May
26
Sat
2012
Car wash to benefit WSHS Grad Night @ West Seattle Autoworks (WSB sponsor)
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
May
30
Wed
2012
Walking School Buses in Highland Park
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Every Wednesday in May!

**Walking School Buses**
Join us tomorrow, and every Wednesday morning in May, for Walking School Buses! 4 Highland Park volunteers will lead “walking routes” for kids and families to join and walk to school together. Walking to school in groups provides safety, companionship, and promotes healthy exercise.

Join the routes along the way:
1. Led by Kelly: 8:15 leaves Kenyon/10th Ave SW, and walks South along 10th Ave until reach the school
2. Led by David: 8:25 leaves Cloverdale/7th Ave SW, and walks West on Cloverdale until reach the school
3. Led by Marnee: 8:15 leaves Barton/14th Ave SW, and walks East on Barton until 11th Ave SW, then proceeds North on 11th until reach the school
4. Led by Kristy: 8:10 leaves Delridge/Trenton and walks East on Trenton until reach the school.

Special activities on the playground beginning at 8:30.

Jun
5
Tue
2012
West Seattle High School June 2012 PTSA meeting @ West Seattle High School library
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

From the WSHS PTSA website. Meeting’s in the library.

Jun
7
Thu
2012
West Seattle High School spring-sports/swimming banquet @ West Seattle High School
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From Westside Weekly:

The spring and swimming sports banquet is June 7th starting in the Commons at 6 pm

Jun
10
Sun
2012
Playdate for K-5 STEM at Boren families @ Lincoln Park
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Enrolled in the new public school or “just” interested, all welcome. Meet by the zipline.

Jun
12
Tue
2012
Meet-and-greet for new Lafayette Elementary principal @ Lafayette Elementary
Jun 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From the Lafayette website:

As Shauna Heath prepares to take over as Principal of Lafayette starting July 1, 2012 – we know a lot of teachers, parents and students may have questions that they are eager to ask her about her Leadership, Management and Community building style ? The PTA is arranging an informal meet-n-greet opportunity on June 12th for you to interact directly with Ms. Heath! We hope you join us then!

When : June 12th (Tue) 6:30 – 8:00 PM Where : Lafayette Cafeteria

If you have specific questions you would like to ask Shauna, please take a few moments and let her know. (Suggestions : What would you like to see changed or done differently at Lafayette to best support all students? What do you feel is the biggest challenge in the Year ahead for the Lafayette Community?)

Jun
13
Wed
2012
Meet and greet for new K-5 STEM at Boren @ Madison MIddle School
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

K-5 STEM MEET & GREET

Wednesday, June 13th 6-8 pm
Where: Madison Middle School (3429 45th Ave SW)
Who: Enrolled families, interested families, community members, and partners
What: Meet the faculty and staff and get an update on K-5 STEM Fall 2012

Jun
14
Thu
2012
Retirement reception for Kiki Watson @ Schmitz Park Elementary School
Jun 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Former Schmitz Park Parents and Students,
You are invited to a retirement reception for Kiki Watson, a teacher at Schmitz Park Elementary for the past 22 years. Join us at Schmitz Park (5000 SW Spokane St, 98116) in the lunchroom on Thursday June 14th from 3:00 till 4:30 to honor and thank her for sharing her wisdom and wish her well in the next chapter of her life. Contact Anne Weglin if any questions, arweglin@mac.com.

Jun
18
Mon
2012
Sustainable West Seattle presents ‘Growing Environmental Education in West Seattle’ @ Denny International Middle School
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

From Sustainable West Seattle:

June forum:
Growing Environmental Education in West Seattle
Monday, June 18, 6-8:30 pm
Denny International Middle School,
2601 SW Kenyon St.

Come learn about the current status of Environmental Education (EE) in our schools, parks, and non-profits in West Seattle.

What progress is being made in our schools adopting and teaching Washington State K-12 Environmental and Sustainbility Learning Standards?
What partnerships can schools form with non-profits and parks to better teach EE in our schools?

Come see what students and teachers are doing to green their schools.

Panelists include Sheila Brown, Camp Long Director; Chuck Lennox, of Cascade Interpretive Consulting; An Environmental Eduation representative of the National Wildlife Federation; and Lizzie Jackson, Education Coordinator of the Nature Consortium.

The text and background of Washington State K-12 Environmental and Sustainbility Learning Standards can be found at this link

Selected representatives from West Seattle Schools and their green programs will be there to share what is happening in their buildings. Refreshments will be served.

Jun
21
Thu
2012
K-5 STEM at Boren Design Team, 6/21 meeting @ Madison Middle School
Jun 21 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

The newly formed Design Team for West Seattle’s new “option” public school, K-5 STEM at Boren, is scheduled to meet again. They’ve changed the location of their meetings to Madison Middle School. Check in with the Yahoo! discussion group – go here. Design Team info on the district website is here.

Sanislo Elementary ice-cream social @ Sanislo Elementary
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

ICE CREAM SOCIAL!!! Thurs 6/21 at 6:30pm in the playground area, following the unicycle performance. Bring a topping to share with others! Chocolate sauce, sprinkles, cherries, whipped cream! YUMMY! :) We hope to see you there. If you know of incoming Sanislo families, be sure to invite them!!!! We are excited to have them part of our community. This is the last event of the school year. :)

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

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

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

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

Jun
27
Wed
2012
K-5 STEM at Boren charter PTA membership meeting @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

PTA Charter Membership Meeting for the new K-5 STEM at Boren elementary school.

When: Wednesday, June 27th from 6:30-7:30 PM
Where: West Seattle Branch (2306 42nd Ave. SW)

Jun
30
Sat
2012
K-5 STEM playdate @ Lincoln Park south play area
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Going to, or interested in, the new public school in West Seattle? Playdate today!

Saturday June 30, 2012
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lincoln Park (South playground by the zip line)

Jul
22
Sun
2012
White Center Library Guild Yard Sale @ Muffler Shoppe
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The White Center Library Guild’s HUGE Yard Sale is on Sunday, July 22nd at 10 am. Look for the sale at the Muffler Shoppe parking lot on the southwest corner of 16th Ave and 100th St. The sale will include plants, furniture, clothes, books, giftware, dishes, and more. All proceeds benefit White Center Library programs, including books and supplies for the employee award-winning Children’s Librarian.

Jul
28
Sat
2012
Lafayette Kindergarten Playdate @ Lafayette Elementary School
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

From the Lafayette PTA:

Got an incoming Lafayette Kindergartner? Know someone who does?

The Lafayette PTA is hosting three very informal Kindergarten Playdates on the playground at the school over the summer so that incoming kids and parents get a chance to meet and get to know each other over the summer before school starts. They’re scheduled for:

Tuesday, July 10, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Saturday, July 28, 3:00 -4:30 pm
Wednesday, August 22, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

We’ll circulate an email address list at the playdates but for now, we’re relying on word of mouth, so please help us get the word out! If you know anyone with an incoming Lafayette Kindergartner, please pass this information along to them.

The building will not be open so we won’t have access to restrooms or water fountains, so please plan accordingly. Enter the playground through the back entrance on 45th Ave SW. If you have questions, please contact Wendy Personett (wdpersonett@yahoo.com), Holly Bauersfeld (hollybauersfeld@yahoo.com) or Annie Higgins (athiggins@comcast.net)

Aug
4
Sat
2012
Open House at White Center Food Bank @ White Center Food Bank
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The White Center Food Bank welcomes you to stop by for their Summer Open House and meet the Henriettas – two sister hens who live at the Food Bank – on August 4th from 11 am to 2 pm. It will be an opportunity to learn about volunteering, tour the facilities, and how you can help make a difference for neighbors in need.

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

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

Aug
10
Fri
2012
K-5 STEM Playdate at Lincoln Park @ Lincoln Park
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A K-5 STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Playdate will be held on August 10th from 10 am to noon. Meet at the zipline playground (south parking lot) at Lincoln Park.

Aug
14
Tue
2012
Open office hours at Westside School @ Westside School
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

From Westside School:

Stop by and meet Westside’s new Head of School, Kate Mulligan! Kate’s hosting OPEN OFFICE HOURS tomorrow morning, Tuesday 8/14 from 9 – 11 AM, and Thursday, 8/16 from 9 – 11 AM. Stop by and have a cup of coffee and get to know Kate before school starts!

Aug
15
Wed
2012
Gatewood Reads at High Point Library @ High Point Library
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

From the High Point Library:

Gatewood Elementary School students are invited to read with their teachers at the High Point Branch of The Seattle Public Library on Wednesday, Aug. 15! Three teachers—Dana Bogel, Jeff Case and Amy Griffin— will be at the library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to chat about books, give book suggestions, answer questions about the upcoming school year and just to hang out! All Gatewood Gators are encouraged to attend. For more information, call the library at 206-684-7454 or visit www.spl.org.

Aug
26
Sun
2012
Arbor Heights Elementary Kindergarten play-date @ Arbor Heights Elementary School
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Incoming Kindergartners to Arbor Heights Elementary are invited to meet on the school playground on August 26th from 3-4:30 pm. More from Arbor Heights:

We are excited for your family to be joining our Arbor Heights Elementary School community and we would like for you to join us at our play dates for incoming kindergarten families. This will be a fun opportunity to get to know other families entering in the fall 2012 Kindergarten class and to speak with current PTA members and parents.

Sep
4
Tue
2012
STEM parents & students Meet and Greet at Boren School @ Boren School
Sep 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

K-5 STEM will have a Meet and Greet for all our parents and students at Boren School On Tuesday, September 4th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm. STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics for elementary students at Boren School – learn more here.

Sep
7
Fri
2012
WSHS Back To School BBQ @ Southwest Athletic Complex
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Parents and Students are Invited to the Back To School BBQ Hosted by The WSHS Cheerleaders on Friday, September 7th, 5pm – 6:30 pm at the SWAC – Southwest Athletics Complex. Cost: $3.00 – includes a hotdog, bag of chips and a soda.

Please come show your school pride, meet new families and enjoy a great evening watching our West Seattle Wildcats chew up the Seattle Prep Panthers! Make sure to come decked out in your blue and gold gear – don’t have any,don’t worry! We will have a table filled with new tee shirts, sweatshirts, caps and seat cushions for sale.

Sep
13
Thu
2012
‘Light the Fire for Education’ fundraiser at Salty’s @ Salty’s Seafood Restaurant on Alki
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) is hosting a “Light the Fire for Education” fundraising event on behalf of the non-profit Scholarship America “Dollars for Scholars” foundation on September 13th, 2012, 5:00pm top 7:30pm.

Scholarship America is our nation’s largest provider of scholarships, helps students pursue and complete their post secondary degree through local and national scholarships. Currently they are organizing an event called’Light the fire’ for education, where the objective is to celebrate the success of this milestone year. The fundraising event will also announce the creation of new, renewable scholarship for 2013.

For further details, please visit
their website : http://scholarshipamerica.org/dfs.php

Registration for the event can be done at
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e67vcluu9f30e9a2&oseq=

Sep
18
Tue
2012
CSHS PTSA meeting @ Chief Sealth High School
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

THe Chief Sealth High School community is welcomed to the first PTSA meeting of the school year, Tuesday September 18th @ 7 pm in the school library. Please arrive early to spend time with the staff- they are looking forward to discussing programs and activities available to all the students. This includes our Athletic Director/Activity Coordinator, coaches from various sports, directors of Team Read and the CSI Green Team,as well as our school social worker & community partners who have been providing after-school programming for the past few years. Next, hear about the upcoming auction on November 9th and how you can help it be the most successful one yet! You will be able to buy tickets, drop off donated items, learn about sponsorship opportunities, and sign up to volunteer.

We are also asking for donations of wine for the popular Wine Grab at the event (bottles $15+, if you have any special bottles in your “cellar” we’d love those, too!) – feel free to bring them to the meeting. The CSHS principal, Chris Kinsey, will then present an overview for the coming school year. He will be followed by the evening’s guest speaker, Ken Gollersrud, Teen/AdultServices Librarian, High Point Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Ken is a community favorite – we are proud to have him return this year with the latest info on programs that our city libraries offer all students. All of us on the Chief Sealth PTSA Leadership team look forward to seeing you.
Ted Reed
President,
CSHS PTSA

Sep
22
Sat
2012
2nd Annual Rat City Roller Prom @ Southgate Roller Rink
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Pre-Funk at Company Bar, karaoke after party at Mac’s Triangle Pub!!!

Remember to bring a bag of non-perishables for donation to the White Center Food Bank! Get your pantry cleaned out in time for Thanksgiving!!!

21+
Southgate Roller Rink
$10 at the door

Facebook event page here.

Sep
25
Tue
2012
First WSHS PTSA meeting of the year @ West Seattle High School
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

From Westside Weekly:

Next PTSA meeting September 25th at 7pm
Come hear Principal Ruth Medsker’s report on the opening of the school year and don’t miss our special program: “Start Talking Now” about how to engage your teen on issues related to reducing under-age drinking and drug abuse. High school years can be turbulent for our youth, so come find out about warning signs, appropriate interventions, and how you can be part of a positive solution. Location: WSHS Library.

Sep
26
Wed
2012
First PTSA meeting of the year @ Pathfinder K-8 School
Sep 26 @ 6:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Hope to see you at the first PTSA meeting of the year. Wednesday, Sept 26th. 6:15 pm
social time and the program begins at 6:30 pm. Presentations include PTSA overview (good for new families), BEX levy info, School data overview.

Sep
27
Thu
2012
Learn about Yale University @ Chief Sealth High School
Sep 27 @ 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn about Yale University at Chief Sealth at 3 pm on Thursday, September 27th. High school juniors and seniors and their parents are invited to meet with an admissions representative from Yale University in New Haven, CT, at 3:00 pm on Thursday, September 27th at Chief Sealth
International High School. The meeting will be held in the Confucius Institute, Room 222. Topics will include the academic programs at Yale, application process, student life, and financial aid.

Contact: Larry Pierce, Parent Volunteer, larry.pierce7@comcast.net

Sep
28
Fri
2012
West Seattle High School Homecoming 2012 @ Southwest Athletic Complex
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

6 pm barbecue – presented by the cheerleaders – 7 pm game vs. Rainier Beach. More in Westside Weekly.

Sep
29
Sat
2012
ASPIRE education summit @ South Seattle Community College
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Pacific Islander students, parents, educators, and community leaders will convene
for The Annual Summit for Pacific Islanders Resources and Education (ASPIRE) – a
statewide education summit at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor).

Saturday, September 29, 2012
South Seattle Community College
Jerry Brockey Center
6000-16th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98106
9 am – 4 pm; Free open to the public. Breakfast and lunch will be provided

Highlights of the summit include:

Workshops for parents and students
Keynote speaker, Professor Vicente M. Diaz
A special performance by Elias Ka’uhane & Napun Tasi
A raffle for a chance to win two roundtrip tickets on Alaska Airlines

Contact & More Information: info@pisummit.org

South Hosts Annual Summit for Pacific Islander Resources in Education
From Talking Story to Taking Action: Raising Pacific Islander Resources in Education:

ASPIRE is part of the Washington State Asian American and Pacific Islander Voices in
Education Initiative (Voices Initiative), which launched last year to prepare Asian
American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) families, community leaders, and organizations
to help AAPI students achieve academic success.

ASPIRE Mission
The Annual Summit for Pacific Islander Resources and Education Summit (ASPIRE)
creates a space for Pacific Islander students, parents, families, educators, and
community members to come together to share and exchange perspectives, lived experiences, resources, and information on the issues facing their children in the education system. ASPIRE builds momentum behind an education reform agenda, inspired through community organizing, which supports Pacific Islander students.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct
18
Thu
2012
Grand opening fundraising dinner @ TAF’s Bethaday Community Learning Space
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday, Oct 18th (6-9 pm) is the Grand Opening Celebration fundraising dinner at the TAF Bethaday Community Learning Space. Proceeds will support TAF’s ongoing programs. Click here to register, or email Janet Lotawa at janetl@techaccess.org for details.

Oct
19
Fri
2012
Our Stories Our Voices: Seng “Sam” Ung @ White Center Community Cultural Center
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us! Hear stories from our local communities – stories of personal journeys, family life, of memorable people from old and new places.

Friday, October 19th at the White Center Community Cultural Center’s Hillborn Room.
6:00 pm: Light meal from presenter’s culture/heritage
6:30 pm: Storytelling program – followed by Q/A segment

Discover the power of storytelling with our featured guest: Seng “Sam” Ung

“Moving on from horrific experiences in your past takes courage. The challenges in life have made me stronger.” Sam Ung is a well-known Seattle chef as well as owner of Phnom Penh Noodle House located in the International District. He survived the Khmer Rouge and has written his detailed accounts in a book entitled, “I Survived the Killing Fields”. He has maintained some personal items when he escaped, which he displays and lends to his legacy and healing process. Born and raised in Battambang, Cambodia in 1955, Sam and his wife Kim fled their birth country. They sought refuge in neighboring Thailand, only to be refused twice before being finally let in. After sponsorship from a family member and church, they finally arrived in the United States in August 1980. Adapting to life in a new country, Sam and Kim have raised three American daughters and pursue their American dreams.

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

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

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

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

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

Family Symposium @ Chief Sealth International High School
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Families, students, staff and community members of Seattle Public Schools are invited to participate in the annual Family Symposium scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20 at Chief Sealth International High School.

The goal of the symposium is to support families as fundamental partners in their student’s academic success. SPS will offer workshops and other resources for families and community partners to help support student academic achievement at home and in the community.

The symposium, which runs from 10 am to 3 pm, includes a resource fair with community booths and activities for children ages 4 and up. Families will learn how to support their children in the areas of early learning, math, reading and writing, college and career readiness, special education, essay writing for college entrance, graduation requirements and four-year planning, and financial planning. A light continental breakfast and lunch will also be provided.

In addition, SPS enrollment specialists will be available to help parents complete early enrollment paperwork for the 2013-14 school year, and interpreters will be provided.

For more information, call Bernardo Ruiz at (206) 252-0693.

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

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

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

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

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

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

More details:

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

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

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

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

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

Oct
24
Wed
2012
Community Grand Opening Reception @ TAF’s Bethaday Community Learning Space
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, Oct 24th (5-8 pm) is the Community Grand Opening Reception at the TAF Bethaday Community Learning Space. An open house for everyone! Come to this one if you want to check out the building or learn more about TAF. Please RSVP to Janet at janetl@techaccess.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Texas Hold’ Em Fundraiser for West Seattle Boys Basketball @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Nov 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come join the West Seattle basketball community and friends for a “Texas Hold em poker” fundraiser, to sponsor our players and their efforts to travel to a 2012 holiday basketball tournament in Las Vegas, NV this upcoming December. All proceeds go to travel cost. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $50. Dinner is at 4pm, and the poker tourney starts at 5pm. Ticket includes dinner, poker chips, and chance to win prizes, such as Husky football tickets, Safeway and Starbucks gift cards and more!

When: November 3rd, 2012 (Saturday) 4 pm-10 pm
Where: St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
3050 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
Why: To raise funds for the West Seattle Boys Basketball Team 2012 Las Vegas Christmas tournament
Cost: $50.00

For your money you will get:
Poker Chips
Dinner & Drinks
Dessert
Prizes
Fun

Please contact our West Seattle Basketball Booster Club President, Pierre Newsome at (206) 227-5386 or email jpnewsome@comcast.net

West Seattle Basketball Booster is a Non-Profit 501-c (3) TIN #91-1250127

Go Wildcats!!!

WSHS’s Drama Club “Lend Me a Tenor” at 7:30 pm @ West Seattle High School
Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle High School’s Drama Club proudly presents their fall show:

“Lend Me a Tenor”on November 1st-3rd and 7th-9th at 7:30 pm.

Tickets:
$7 with reservation (email reservations@westsidedrama.com
$12 at the door

About the Show:
In this class farce, it’s a historic night at the Cleveland Opera Company, world-famous tenor Tito Merelli is to perform in Otello. Through a series of mishaps, Tito receives a double dose of tranquilizers, causing the house manager to believe he is dead and setting off a chain reaction of slapstick and mistaken identity.

More information is available on our website, www.westsidedrama.com.

Nov
6
Tue
2012
Alki Elementary PTA meeting
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From the school website:

Our next PTA meeting is on Tuesday, November 6th in the school library. Enjoy coffee and social time at 6:15pm. Meeting starts promptly at 6:30pm. All are welcome. Childcare provided.

Arbor Heights Elementary PTSA meeting
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

7 pm at the school.

Nov
14
Wed
2012
Denny & Sealth school bands concert @ Chief Sealth International High School
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The University of Washington Symphonic Band, the Chief Sealth International High School Concert Band and the Denny
International Middle School will be performing a joint concert on November 14th. Students will hear and share the stage with a great college ensemble. Please mark your calendars for this FREE opportunity. Wednesday November 14th, doors open at 6:45 concert starts at 7:00pm. This will be a very entertaining evening for all.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec
7
Fri
2012
Our Lady of Guadalupe Christmas Tree Lighting Event @ Our Lady of Guadalupe School and Parish
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Let’s Mingle and Jingle! December 7, 2012 at 7 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe School and Parish:

Help us fill our sleigh with canned goods for our community by joining us at our 2012 Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Event!

Bring the kids to see Santa and enjoy some cocoa, cookies and lots of other treats.

Sing your favorite Christmas songs with our very own OLG Choir!

The festivities will continue at Our Lady of Guadalupe Gym with arts and crafts and more holiday music!

When: December 7, 2012 at 7 PM

Where: Our Lady of Guadalupe School and Parish (3401 SW Myrtle St.)

Please bring your canned good donations to fill our sleigh to help our community. Thank you!

Dec
8
Sat
2012
Southwest Boys and Girls Club pancake breakfast fundraiser @ Southwest Boys & Girls Club
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

For the second year in a row, the Southwest Boys and Girls Club is holding a fundraising breakfast to help teens from White Center attend a life-altering leadership conference in Atlanta.

Keystone Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser!
Saturday December 8, 2012
Southwest Boys & Girls Club
9800 8th Ave SW Suite 105, Seattle, WA 98106
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Tickets for the breakfast are $8 a person ($5 for youth under 18). They can be bought in advance or purchased when you show up.

The club will be serving pancakes, eggs, sausages, coffee, and juice. This is agreat time to come hang out with friends and eat until you’re stuffed. Last year was a huge success and we know this year will be a great time as well. You’ll also get to meet with the young men and women who will be attending theconference and be inspired by their hard work and determination. All the money raised goes toward Keystone, the high school leadership group at the Boys & Girls Club. There are 15 members in Keystone and the club is working hard to send all of them to the national leadership conference in Atlanta this March. This is a life
changing conference where around 2,000 teens from around the country will convene through the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. It costs about $1,000 for each teen. The club needs your help to get these 15 teens there.

At the breakfast, there will be a raffle with great prizes. Tickets are $1 eachor 12 for $10.

Bring friends and hang out over breakfast! Meet inspiring young people! Hope to see many of you there!

If you’re unable to make it and would still like to make a donation, please write checks out to the Southwest Boys & Girls Club and send it to the address listed below with “Keystone Leadership Conference” in the notes section. Please feel free to contact any of us with any
questions!

Event Details:

Keystone Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser!
Saturday December 8, 2012
Southwest Boys & Girls Club
9800 8th Ave SW Suite 105, Seattle, WA 98106
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Clark Sommers performs @ Cafe Delia
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grammy-award winning jazz bassist Clark Sommers will be playing a free show at Cafe Delia on Saturday, December 8th at 11 am, joined by Chad McCullough, Ryan Burns “and perhaps a few special guests.”

All ages welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

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

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

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

Jan
12
Sat
2013
Conversation sponsored by Occupy West Seattle: Overwhelmed by debt? @ Salvadorean Bakery
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A conversation sponsored by Occupy West Seattle, January 12 and January 26:

Overwhelmed by Debt? Feeling alone? You’re not to blame! Come join other White Center community members and share your experiences. Together we can empower each other.

January 12, Saturday, 2pm at Salvadorean Bakery, 17th Ave SW and Roxbury, White Center. Also, January 26th, at noon at Dubsea Coffee, 9918 8th Ave SW, White Center.

More info: dufhet@earthlink.net or 206-763-1088.

Jan
16
Wed
2013
WSHS play: “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” @ West Seattle High School
Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Performances are January 16th, 17th and 18th at 7:30 pm:

The West Seattle High School Drama Club is proud to present our Student Directed production of “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” a comedy written by John Patrick. “Tomatoes” follows a famous actress to a small town, where she tries to write her autobiography in peace and quiet. However, between nosy neighbors, love-lorn bumpkins, and a murderous twin sister, peace and quiet are the last thing she gets!

Support the talented youth at WSHS for a evening of laughs and entertainment. Every aspect of this show – acting, directing, lighting, sound, and set construction – is performed by students! Come see what we can do! Performances are January 16th, 17th and 18th. Tickets cost $7, and the curtain goes up at 7:30 pm in the School Theatre!

Jan
17
Thu
2013
WSHS play: “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” @ West Seattle High School
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Performances are January 16th, 17th and 18th at 7:30 pm:

The West Seattle High School Drama Club is proud to present our Student Directed production of “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” a comedy written by John Patrick. “Tomatoes” follows a famous actress to a small town, where she tries to write her autobiography in peace and quiet. However, between nosy neighbors, love-lorn bumpkins, and a murderous twin sister, peace and quiet are the last thing she gets!

Support the talented youth at WSHS for a evening of laughs and entertainment. Every aspect of this show – acting, directing, lighting, sound, and set construction – is performed by students! Come see what we can do! Performances are January 16th, 17th and 18th. Tickets cost $7, and the curtain goes up at 7:30 pm in the School Theatre!

Jan
18
Fri
2013
Our Stories Our Voices: Jesus Ybarra Rodriguez @ White Center Community Cultural Center
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You are invited to the monthly Trusted Advocates Storytelling Program “OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES.” Join us! Hear stories from our local communities – stories of personal journeys, family life, of memorable people from old and new places.

Friday, January 18th at the White Center Community Cultural Center’s Hillborn Room.
6:00 pm: Light meal from presenter’s culture/heritage
6:30 pm: Storytelling program – followed by Q/A segment

Our Special Guest this month:
Jesus Ybarra Rodriguez
The Chicano Movement

Trusted Advocates Co-Chair will share his workshop on the Chicano Movement during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Sharing stories on major activists: Cesar Chavez, Corky Gonzalez, Jose Angel Gutierrez and Reis Lopez Tijerina. Jesus will discuss the movement and its ties to our present time.

BIO:
Jesus Ybarra Rodriguez holds a BA in Philosophy, an MA in Romance Languages & Literature and received doctoral level coursework in General Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Washington. He served as the Leadership Program Manager at the Nonprofit Assistance Center and has coordinated leadership programs in Seattle as well as the Northwest, in conjunction with the Annie E. Casey Foundation for the last 10 years. Currently co-chair of Trusted Advocates, a multicultural grassroots organization as well as co-chair of the City of Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission. Jesus has been a trainer, facilitator and consultant for schools, colleges and universities in the State of Washington. Areas of expertise include nonprofit management, early childhood education, child rearing practices, parent organizing and advocacy, nonprofit organizational development, community capacity building, cultural awareness/competency, Chicano/Mexican History, Civil Rights, Civic Engagement, Citizenship, juvenile justice and grassroots fundraising.

You can’t learning anything new or meet new friends if you’re not here.

WE’LL SEE YOU ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 18TH!!!

Questions: Nancy Calos-Nakano 206.795.0833 or trustedadvocates@gmail.com

WSHS play: “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” @ West Seattle High School
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Performances are January 16th, 17th and 18th at 7:30 pm:

The West Seattle High School Drama Club is proud to present our Student Directed production of “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” a comedy written by John Patrick. “Tomatoes” follows a famous actress to a small town, where she tries to write her autobiography in peace and quiet. However, between nosy neighbors, love-lorn bumpkins, and a murderous twin sister, peace and quiet are the last thing she gets!

Support the talented youth at WSHS for a evening of laughs and entertainment. Every aspect of this show – acting, directing, lighting, sound, and set construction – is performed by students! Come see what we can do! Performances are January 16th, 17th and 18th. Tickets cost $7, and the curtain goes up at 7:30 pm in the School Theatre!

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

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

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

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

Jan
20
Sun
2013
The True Vine Singers perform @ Uncle Mike's Barbecue
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Enjoy good food – and be inspired! Stop by Uncle Mike’s Barbecue on Sunday January 20th at 2 pm and hear The True Vine Singers perform live in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

“Lift Every Voice and Sing!”

Jan
25
Fri
2013
Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Fun-raiser Party for Garfield Jazz @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

DUST OFF YOUR DANCING SHOES!

The Rolling Retreads Revue brings its high-energy mix of danceable rock ‘n’ roll, soul & Motown to the 5th annual Garfield Jazz Benefit Dance Party Extravaganza!

. Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, West Seattle
. 7 pm Saturday, Jan. 25
. Buy tickets ($30/$15 for alums) at www.garfieldjazz.org/merchandise

Ticket includes your food and drinks! What a deal!

. All proceeds go to Garfield High School Jazz Ensembles
. Must be 21 to attend

The Rolling Retreads were formed in 2009 by parents of Garfield High School jazz musicians, with the goal of hosting an exciting live-music event to raise funds for the jazz program. This is the fifth straight year that the band has performed hits of the 50s, 60s, and 70s to enthusiastic audiences at these benefit dance parties.

The guest lineup features many talented GHS alumni, including:
. Jacob Zimmerman ’04 (sax)
. Noah Wentzel ’09 (trumpet)
. Ben Hamaji ’09 (piano)

Guest vocalists include Arni Adler (former GHS jazz mom and a founding member of Seattle’s popular folk/pop trio Uncle Bonsai) and Julia Furukawa ’16 of the GHS Jazz Choir. Also appearing, a very special guest drummer!

Jan
26
Sat
2013
Super String Saturday @ Chief Sealth International High School
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Super String Saturday is returning to Chief Sealth International High School on Saturday, January 26th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Students in our Southwest Seattle Strings Project will perform side by side with Youth Orchestra musicians and participate in master classes and chamber music demonstrations. For details, contactkathleen@syso.org.

Conversation sponsored by Occupy West Seattle: Overwhelmed by debt? @ Dubsea Coffee
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A conversation sponsored by Occupy West Seattle, January 26:

Overwhelmed by Debt? Feeling alone? You’re not to blame! Come join other White Center community members and share your experiences. Together we can empower each other.

January 26th, at noon at Dubsea Coffee, 9918 8th Ave SW, White Center.

More info: dufhet@earthlink.net or 206-763-1088.

Feb
1
Fri
2013
West Seattle High School Big Band Dance @ West Seattle High School
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

West Seattle High School 1st Annual Big Band Dance
Friday February 1st, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

The West Seattle High School Music Department invites you to dust off your dancing shoes and join us for a night of live music and dancing on Friday, February 1st in the WSHS Commons. There will be a swing dance lesson with a local instructor from 6:30 to 7 pm. The dance is from 7:00 to 9:00 pm with music by the West Seattle High School Jazz Ensemble and the West Seattle Big Band. Light refreshments will be available for sale.

Tickets are available: $12 in advance or $15 at the door and can be purchased from students in the Music Department or by sending an email to: wshsmusicdept@gmail.com. See you there!

Feb
2
Sat
2013
Ice Cream for Breakfast Day @ Full Tilt Ice Cream
Feb 2 @ 10:30 am – 10:30 am

Changed to Saturday, FEBRUARY 2ND at 10:30 am

From Full Tilt Ice Cream in White Center:

We are going to open up at 10:30 am. Free waffles with your ice cream cream!

Grand Opening: Rat City Records & Relics
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Grand Opening, Saturday February 2nd.
Free Beer – Live Music 2-9 pm
9692 16th Ave SW (across from Full Tilt Ice Cream)

From RAT CITY RECORDS & RELICS Facebook page:
“PARTY ! Free Beer….Live Music -GRAND OPENING- all day, come rain or shine. Let’s give White Center a swift kick in the ass this Saturday. Brian (my son) has worked his ass off to make this the coolest little shop, with the coolest shit in beautiful White Center.

Performing: Zack Machaud (the potty mouth cowboy), The Deadless, LoudMotor (Loud Fartz & Joe Motor), William Anderson, and more!

About the store:
Specializing in cool stuff, catering to working class stiffs.
For the musician we will carry strings etc. We are shopping drum kits and working on more guitars. We want Vinyl and cd’s by local bands and artists, as well as merch.
General Information
Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 11 – 7pm
Fri. & Sat. 10 – 6pm
Closed Monday

Feb
9
Sat
2013
White Center Pop Up Art Gallery @ Bethaday Community Learning Space
Feb 9 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We’re bringing the art to you! Join us this Saturday at the Bethaday Community Learning Center in White Center for a “Pop Up” art gallery Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Local artists will showcase and sell their work at affordable prices as well as talk with the community about their inspirations. We’ll have activities for you, a photo booth, snacks, and music. It’s definitely a family event, so feel free to bring the kids.

Meet The Artists:

Michael B. Maine – I use photography, video, and audio to empower people to find, develop, and share their stories. Everybody has a story, and I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to know that story, play an active role in it, and share both the process and product with the world. I feel most alive when working with people to bring out and share their authentic selves and stories.I feel personal evolution in each photograph we (”we” meaning the subject and I) make, interview we conduct, or stroll we take as I find some piece of inspiration from them.

My pieces are indicative of the curious nature with which I approach my projects. I typically begin with an issue, but use inquisition to allow the real stories emerge. Rather than me telling their story, I provide a platform for a person to tell their own. With this process, I hope to create pieces that are authentic, unique, and beautiful.

Nancy Leith of Emerald Heart Flying creates vibrant inspirational fabric mandalas (Sanskrit meaning “circle”) using vintage and new fabrics, buttons, beads, ribbons, trims and other found objects collected on her travels over the years. Each mandala is made with an intention, i.e., healing, creativity, abundance or passion, or perhaps the memory of a place and a feeling associated with it. The colors, textures and focal point chosen have their own unique vibrations that resonate with the viewer in their own unique way.

Note cards made from photos of the mandalas are also available. To see more of her work and learn more about mandalas visit her web site at www.emeraldheartflying.com. Nancy can also custom design a mandala for you. Contact her at nancy@emeraldheartflying.com.

Vera Johnson – My photos are quite simply what I see when I look around and what appeals to me. I have always been drawn to the old, naturally weathered and imperfect. I allow that I cannot always capture what I want to present, nor how I see it, however I try.

I’m self taught. I take photos for my own pleasure. I am grateful to be able to offer them to you, for viewing, or for purchase. Enjoy.

Mar
8
Fri
2013
Ladies Night dinner & music – benefit for TNT Leukemia/Lymphoma @ White Center Eagles
Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

March 8th at the White Center Eagles Hall, starting at 5 pm:

Ladies Night, Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, or Grilled Chicken Dinner, proceeds to benefit TNT Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.

Live music featuring Billy Shew.

Skate for Youth FUN(d)RAISER @ Southgate Roller Rink
Mar 8 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Friday, March 8th 8:30-10:30 pm at at Southgate Roller Rink:

Come join us for a flashback night to middle school! A night full of roller skating, 80’s & 90’s music, roller rink games, and supporting the Y’s impact in the community. Small snack bar will be available and bar for 21+. All ages welcome. Entrance fee: Children (15 and under) $10 each; Adults $15 each. **All people who enter are charged. Proceeds benefit Madison Middle School YMCA programs.

Mar
9
Sat
2013
Beginning beekeeping class @ Village Green Perennial Nursery
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From Brad Jones, owner of Seola Bee Company:

I am teaching a couple of beginning beekeeping classes in West Seattle March 9 and 17 from noon to 3 pm each day. If you’ve ever been interested in honeybees and keeping your own, these classes will cover the basics of beekeeping, from which races of bees commercially available, tools necessary, all related equipment and of course the full gamut of issues and planning that go along with this wonderfully rewarding hobby.

Fees are $50 per adult and $25 per child. There will be limited capacity on each of these days, so please reserve your space early!

An online flyer is located at this link:
http://tinyurl.com/ClassFlyer

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

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

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

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

Mar
15
Fri
2013
NY Steak Dinner w/Delridge Boys performing live @ White Center Eagles
Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

March 15th at the White Center Eagles Hall, starting at 5 pm:

Enjoy a NY steak dinner, and live music featuring the Delridge Boys.

Mar
17
Sun
2013
Beginning beekeeping class @ Village Green Perennial Nursery
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From Brad Jones, owner of Seola Bee Company:

I am teaching a couple of beginning beekeeping classes in West Seattle March 9 and 17 from noon to 3 pm each day. If you’ve ever been interested in honeybees and keeping your own, these classes will cover the basics of beekeeping, from which races of bees commercially available, tools necessary, all related equipment and of course the full gamut of issues and planning that go along with this wonderfully rewarding hobby.

Fees are $50 per adult and $25 per child. There will be limited capacity on each of these days, so please reserve your space early!

An online flyer is located at this link:
http://tinyurl.com/ClassFlyer

Mar
22
Fri
2013
Fried chicken dinner for TNT benefit; live music @ White Center Eagles
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

March 22nd at the White Center Eagles Hall, starting at 5 pm:

Fried Chicken and JoJos Dinner, proceeds to benefit TNT Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.

Live music featuring 8 SECOND RIDE.

Mar
29
Fri
2013
High Point PROMISE Graduation Celebration @ High Point Family Center
Mar 29 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Let’s Celebrate the Road to College and Careers!

High Point PROMISE Graduation Celebration
March 29th 4:30-7:30 pm
at the High Point Family Center

Keynote Speaker Andrew Lofton
Guest Speakers: Ron Jenkins, Senait Habte
Student Recognitions for all HP Students
Performances and Light Dinner

For information or to register for student recognitions: Dena 206.588.48900 ext. 606

Braised beef dinner for TNT benefit; live music @ White Center Eagles
Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

March 29th at the White Center Eagles Hall, starting at 5 pm:

Enjoy a Braised Beef Dinner, proceeds to benefit TNT Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.

Live music featuring Made of Honor.

Mar
31
Sun
2013
Easter Egg Hunt @ Salvation Army White Center Gymnasium
Mar 31 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

Kids are invited to the Easter Egg Hunt at the Salvation Army White Center Corps Gymnasium on March 31st at 9:45 am sharp. Bring your friends and family!

Apr
3
Wed
2013
College 101 Info Night! @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Parents–
Are you and your high school junior or senior overwhelmed by the college admission process?

We want to answer your questions!

You are invited to a FREE informational event hosted by College Access Now about the ins and outs of supporting your student through the college application process.

Learn about college admissions and financial aid from a panel of experts including:

* An admissions counselor from University of Washington
* A professional college admissions coach
* A guidance counselor from West Seattle High School.

There will be a question and answer session at the end. Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday April 3, 2013
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

Get started on the right track. Your student’s road to college begins with you!

Register HERE!

Reserve a place by clicking the link above or email your name, address and email to info@collegeaccessnow.org.

College Access Now
www.collegeaccessnow.org
206-400-6886

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

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

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

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

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

Apr
28
Sun
2013
Roller Skating Fundraiser – Home for the Hunts @ Southgate Roller Rink
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please strap on some roller skates, have some fun, and help out a family! Join us roller skating on April 28th, 5–7 pm at Southgate Roller Rink. Cost is $12/skater, including skate rental and donation.

All donations will go a terrific cause – a Habitat for Humanity renovation for Pauline Hunt’s house. Pauline, a mother of two young girls, was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2009. Since her diagnosis, she has done amazingly well, but the disease is progressing and this renovation will make her family’s home wheelchair accessible.

We will also hold a raffle at the event – many thanks to local businesses that contributed gift cards – including Meander’s Kitchen, Zippy’s Giant Burgers, and Full Tilt ice cream.

Bring your family and friends – hope to see you there! Email huntskating@yahoo.com with questions, or visit homeforthehunts.com for more details.

May
2
Thu
2013
The NHUAC Public Safety Forum @ North Highline Fire Station
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council:

Please plan on joining us for a Public Safety Forum on Thursday, May 2nd at 7 pm at the North Highline Fire Station (1243 112th Street SW)


The North Highline Unincorporated Area Council invites you to a Public Safety Forum:
Thursday, May 2, 7 pm at the North Highline Fire Station (1243 112th Street SW).

We are pleased to be hosting King County Sheriff John Urquhart and North Highline Fire Chief Mike Marrs.

Sheriff Urquhart will be here to take our questions, and listen to community concerns about public safety and the sheriff’s department staffing levels for the North Highline area.

Once again our White Center Storefront Deputy position is in jeopardy, as the special funding allocated in 2011 expires at the end of 2013. Will the 2014 budget include funding for this essential position?

The North Highline Fire District, which is funded solely by property tax money from North Highline, is facing critical financial challenges. Chief Marrs will discuss the history of our North Highline Fire District, operational status, and future challenges and options.

Also on hand will be our White Center Storefront Deputy, BJ Myers.

Please plan on attending and being part of this very informative and important conversation about life in North Highline.

May
3
Fri
2013
Coffee Chat with West Seattle’s School Board member Marty McLaren @ K5 STEM at Boren
May 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

From Marty McLaren’s calendar – a chance for community members to talk with her about their concerns, get updates on current issues, etc. All welcome.

9:30–10:30 a.m.
West Seattle K-5 STEM Elementary, Boren
5950 Delridge Way SW

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

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

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

May
14
Tue
2013
10th Anniversary Celebration Concert w/West Seattle Community Orchestras @ Chief Sealth International High School
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

West Seattle Community Orchestras (WSCO) Announces their 10th Anniversary Gala Celebration on May 14th:

Concert program will feature classical to contemporary works, including composers Beethoven, Berlioz, Schubert, Schifrin and more.

This year marks the 10th Anniversary for the West Seattle Community Orchestras (WSCO). They will hold a celebration concert on Tuesday May 14, 2013 at Chief Sealth International High School Auditorium.

For the first time all three orchestras will be performing in one program. In addition WSCO reveals a rare and special treat performed by cello players in all three orchestra groups. Guest conductor Rob Duisberg leads this wonderful Cello Choir, performing Also sprach Zarathustra, R. Strauss, arranged by Flaherty; and “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye and Halsey.

Concert will begin at 6:30 pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. All proceeds will benefit free membership for student musicians grades K-12.

The orchestra was founded by Dr. Toni Reineke ten years ago with just 16 student musicians to give them an opportunity to participate in a full symphony orchestra. Adult musicians were invited to mentor and then perform with the students. The popularity of the intergenerational setting has led the growth to orchestras at three levels, as well as the addition of adult beginners’ classes to accommodate all the interested musicians. Dr. Reineke, who now conducts the Intermediate Orchestra and leads the Adult Beginning Winds classes, expresses astonishment at the growth. “When we began ten years ago, we did not dream it would grow this large and successful.”

The West Seattle Community Orchestras (WSCO) is a unique intergenerational group of three orchestras including the Debut Orchestra for beginning players, an Intermediate Orchestra, and a Symphony for community members and more experienced students. In total 190 musicians take part in the making of music, 100 of them from third grade through high school.

Each week, professional coaching is provided for string students by Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras through a generous grant from the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.

For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please visit WSCO: WSCOrchestras.org

May
18
Sat
2013
White Center Kiwanis Rummage Sale @ Greenbridge Plaza
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

“You will be assisting our efforts in supporting local non-profits who focus on families & youth; West Side Baby, White Center Food Bank and the Southwest Boys & Girls Club.”

White Center Kiwanis Rummage Sale
Saturday, May 18th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Greenbridge Plaza (near DubSea Coffee)
9800 8th Avenue S. W.

Food drive for the White Center Food Bank @ Albertson's
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Event: Food drive
When: Saturday, May 18, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Albertson’s, 12725 1st Ave S, 98168
Benefits: White Center Food Bank
Sponsored by: Prudential Northwest Realty agents of West Seattle

This Saturday, May 18th, Prudential Northwest Realty is sponsoring a food drive to benefit White Center Food Bank. Agents will be on hand at the Burien Albertson’s, 12725 1st Ave S, from 11 am-3 pm to accept your donations of canned and non-perishable food. Cash is welcome, too! As a special incentive, anyone who drops off a donation and mentions this blog post will receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone from West Seattle’s own Husky Deli!

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

From Seattle Parks and Recreation:

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

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

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

May
19
Sun
2013
Meet Ciscoe Morris @ Village Green Perennial Nursery
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From Village Green Perennial Nursery:

Ooh-la-la! Ciscoe Morris, renowned gardening expert, will be coming to the Village Green Perennial Nursery again this spring on May 19th at 1:00 pm. That very same day, members of the National Wildlife Federation will be here to explain how to certify your backyard as an official wildlife habitat.

Ciscoe is the author of a bestselling gardening book, and he hosts the “Gardening with Ciscoe” radio show on 97.3 FM Kiro radio and a weekly TV show on KING 5. He leads garden tours around the world, and he still somehow finds time to tend his own garden here in Seattle. Ciscoe is full of personality and wisdom, and he is sure to make you laugh. This is not an event you’ll want to miss!

May 19th 2013 1 pm
Street parking

May
26
Sun
2013
Seattle Food Swap @ Village Green Perennial Nursery
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Food Swap Coop Seattle is having a food swap event Sunday May 26th, 10:00–11:30 am hosted by Village Green Perennial Nursery.

“Join the greater Seattle community for a swap!! In this particular swap, no money is changed hands between the participants – only goods.

Check out www.seattlefoodswap.com for more details and contact information. There is detailed pages for what you can bring and how the event works.

For pictures of our last swap check out this facebook album http://tinyurl.com/d8gaaqs

This event will be held outdoors and is being hosted by Village Green Perennial Nursery. We are exctied to partner with this neighborhood nursery that specilaizes in local, substainable and organic plants and community development!

Check in will begin at 10 am. Tables, swap cards, and name tags will all be provided. All you need to bring is what you plan to swap, and maybe a couple of boxes to take home your wares. Additionally, if your items needs refrigeration, please bring it in a cooler.”

Details and tickets available here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul
14
Sun
2013
Seattle Lutheran High School’s bowling fundraiser @ West Seattle Bowl
Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Seattle Lutheran High School football and cheer teams are holding their annual bowling fundraiser this Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm a the West Seattle Bowl. This is a great way to enjoy fellowship and fun with family and friends while supporting Saints athletics. Proceeds from the event will benefit the SLHS football and cheer programs. Cost is $20.00 for two games, including shoes. Bowling teams are welcome.

Your support and attendance is greatly appreciated. We hope to see you on the lanes this Sunday, July 14th.

For more information please contact Football Coach Jeff Scott at 206-696-5333.

Jul
19
Fri
2013
Our Stories Our Voices: Sili Savusa @ White Center Community Cultural Center
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You are invited to the monthly Trusted Advocates Storytelling Program “OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES.”

Join us! Hear stories from our local communities – stories of personal journeys, family life, of memorable people from old and new places.

Friday, July 19th at the White Center Community Cultural Center’s Hillborn Room.
6:00 pm: Light meal from presenter’s culture/heritage
6:30 pm: Storytelling program – followed by Q/A segment

Our Special Guest this month:
Sili Savusa – “TO SAMOA’S DAUGHTER – COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING”

Growing up in a strong island community, Sili shares her family’s strong ties on how “community organizing” became a meaningful component in her life as well as career. She shares how the Samoan/Pacific Islander
culture & life in the US has shaped her focus on the issues of race & social justice, particularly in the education system & advocacy work for children & families of color.

BIO:
Exec. Director – White Center Community Development Association. A former Highline School Board member who
helped pen the Districts’ Equity Policy has an extensive background in organizing around education. Sili’s
advocacy work includes the: API Advisory Committee & ANAPISI Steering at So. Sea. Comm. Coll., Governor’s Commission on Closing the Education Opportunity Gap, API Education Think Tank & Pacific Islander Education Task Force. Sili is also a resource trainer for the Peoples Institute for Survival & Beyond (based in New Orleans which helps her maintain an analysis on racism and its impact on education). She is also an integral resource to the education system to help schools better align with communities and families & ultimately improve student outcomes. Sili is also the proud mother of three children.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS INVITE TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS! YOU ARE A PART OF A COMMUNITY, BE HERE. WE’LL SEE YOU ON FRIDAY, JULY 19th!!!

Questions: Nancy Calos-Nakano 206.795.0833 or trustedadvocates@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

Jul
21
Sun
2013
White Center Library guild annual sidewalk sale
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The White Center Library guild will be hosting their annual sidewalk sale on Sunday, July 21st starting at 10 am. The sale is held in the parking lot at 10009 16th Avenue SW. The guild will have lots of books and other fun stuff to shop.

Aug
10
Sat
2013
STEM Summer Play Date @ Lincoln Park (zip line playfield)
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

STEM Summer Play Date

August 10th 10 am-12 pm

All at the Lincoln Park zip line playground.

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

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

$10 per person.

Sep
13
Fri
2013
Garage Sale benefit for Shorewood Christian School
Sep 13 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. September 13, 14, 15th
56th & Charlestown in West Seattle – Follow the Signs
8:30 – 4:00 pm

The garage sale to support Shorewood Christian School. There will be hundreds of items including nice winter jackets and clothing.

Sep
14
Sat
2013
Garage Sale benefit for Shorewood Christian School
Sep 14 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. September 13, 14, 15th
56th & Charlestown in West Seattle – Follow the Signs
8:30 – 4:00 pm

The garage sale to support Shorewood Christian School. There will be hundreds of items including nice winter jackets and clothing.

Sep
15
Sun
2013
Garage Sale benefit for Shorewood Christian School
Sep 15 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. September 13, 14, 15th
56th & Charlestown in West Seattle – Follow the Signs
8:30 – 4:00 pm

The garage sale to support Shorewood Christian School. There will be hundreds of items including nice winter jackets and clothing.

Sep
17
Tue
2013
Chief Sealth PTSA general meeting @ Chief Sealth International High School Library
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Sept 17th at 7 pm in the Chief Sealth International High School Library & Resource Center.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost $5 per person

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: $5 per person

Friday, October 18, 2013, 7–9 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: Free!

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 1–3 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov
2
Sat
2013
Formula/Baby Food Drive to support local families! @ Full Tilt Ice Cream
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Save the Babies (and we don’t mean congress)

Formula/Baby Food Drive to support local families!
November 2nd, 2013
12 pm-10 pm
at Full Tilt Ice Cream, 9629 16th Ave SW‎

The government shutdown may be over, but the impacts of the hissy-fit our adult leaders threw this autumn continue to ripple through the nation.Foremost on the minds of a group of local mothers: the impact of the shutdown on federal subsidies that enable women in poverty to buy infant formula and baby food. Help us make sure the shelves of our local food banks are fully stocked for the coming winter to ensure that the most vulnerable among us have access to basic nutrition!November 2 from 12-10 pm, bring unopened cans of formula, baby food, or diapers to the White Center Full Tilt Ice Cream and receive a coupon for a free scoop of ice cream.In addition, Full Tilt will donate 10% of the day’s proceeds to local food banks.

Full Tilt Ice Cream makes all natural ice cream and frozen desserts with as much creativity and local ingredients as possible. Enjoy their new and vintage arcade and pinball machines, an eclectic mix of sodas, an amazing mix of music on the stereos, and some of the finest beers the Northwest has to offer— all while helping to support the neediest among us!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov
10
Sun
2013
Annual Veteran’s Dinner @ White Center Eagles
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This Sunday, November 10th, from 4 pm to 6 pm, the White Center Eagles
will be will serving a FREE dinner to retired veterans and active military.

Worthy President Ray Kerrigan will be serving a Baked Chicken Hindquarter Dinner with all the trimmings.

For all others, the cost is $6.00.

White Center Eagles
10425 15th Ave SW.
Ph: 206-248-1400.

Nov
12
Tue
2013
Denny International Middle School PTSA meeting @ Salvation Army
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Denny Middle School PTSA meeting takes place on Tuesday, February 11th at 7 pm. The topic will be “Cyber Bullying and Personal Safety.” Please note that this month’s meeting will be held at Salvation Army White Center Corps location.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alki Elementary PTA’s Auction & Dinner @ Hall at Fauntleroy
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the school website – the auction website is here:

GOLD RUSH AUCTION & DINNER

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th
at The Hall at Fauntleroy
5:30pm – 10:30pm

Mark your calendar – the 2013 Auction date has been set! November 16th 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM at The Hall at Fauntleroy, the Alki PTA will host another great party for our Alki families. There are tons of great items to bid on – click here to review the full list and details. We are really excited for the auction and appreciate the support of our community!

Tickets on sale now!

A huge THANK YOU to Auction Sponsor STS Construction Services!

NEED A SITTER? A local troop of 6 girl scouts who have completed the Children’s Hospital Safe Sitter course, and 3 parents will offer kid-sitting at the Fauntleroy Church, just across from the Hall at Fauntleroy. Cost is $25 for 5 hours. Activities, a snack, and quiet time movies provided. Cost per child for up to 5 hours of sitting is $25. To book, or for more information, please email janellercook@yahoo.com. (Maximum 18 children – sign up today!)

Nov
19
Tue
2013
White Center Library design review public meeting @ Mount View Elementary School
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Public Meeting about the New Expanded White Center Library
Tuesday, November 19, 6:30-8:00 pm
at Mount View Elementary School

Review the current designs for the new/expanded White Center Library as presented by the architectural team from NBBJ Architects. For more information, please contact Dri Ralph, 425.369.348

Nov
21
Thu
2013
Thanksgiving Buffet at SSCC @ South Seattle Community College
Nov 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The November 21st International Buffet at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor) will be presented by the students in the Culinary Arts department. The Buffets are hosted throughout the year, each focusing on a particular cuisine from around the world.

At the November 21st buffet enjoy the holiday edition and come have a delicious turkey meal! Visit the Café Alki located on the school campus (map). There are two seatings: 11:30 am and 12:00 pm. The Buffet is $11.95 (sales tax included). For reservations please call 206.934.5817. Walk ins are welcome!

Email: Alhadeff.Grill@seattlecolleges.edu
Phone: 206.934.5817

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec
7
Sat
2013
White Center’s Christmas Tree lighting @ Triangle Park
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

From the White Center Chamber of Commerce:

Join us for an evening in White Center to light the annual Christmas tree!

Tree lighting at 5 pm with music and more at Triangle Park!

Many more events taking place around the neighborhood, so bundle up, do some shopping, join us for the tree lighting, with plenty of options for dining and music afterwards!

Shopping:
Seattle Sample Sale at Village Green Perennial Nursery (10 am-5 pm)
Blythe Bazaar at Center Studio (4-8 pm)
Christmas Bazaar at Cafe Rozella (11 am-close)

Join us for after shopping for a dance party at Company Bar White Center! DJ McLovin will be playing the best of the 70s and 80s.

The facebook event invite is here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/681664678540608/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan
15
Wed
2014
WSHS’s Drama Club “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” @ West Seattle High School
Jan 15 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

West Seattle High School’s Drama Club proudly presents the Winter 2014 Student Directed show:

“The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” January 15, 16, 17 @ 7:30 pm.

Tickets:
$7 with reservation (email reservations@westsidedrama.com)
$12 at the door

About the Show:
The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother andThe Girl Without Hands. A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun.

More information is available on our website, www.westsidedrama.com.

Jan
16
Thu
2014
WSHS’s Drama Club “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” @ West Seattle High School
Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

West Seattle High School’s Drama Club proudly presents the Winter 2014 Student Directed show:

“The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” January 15, 16, 17 @ 7:30 pm.

Tickets:
$7 with reservation (email reservations@westsidedrama.com)
$12 at the door

About the Show:
The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother andThe Girl Without Hands. A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun.

More information is available on our website, www.westsidedrama.com.

Jan
17
Fri
2014
WSHS’s Drama Club “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” @ West Seattle High School
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

West Seattle High School’s Drama Club proudly presents the Winter 2014 Student Directed show:

“The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” January 15, 16, 17 @ 7:30 pm.

Tickets:
$7 with reservation (email reservations@westsidedrama.com)
$12 at the door

About the Show:
The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother andThe Girl Without Hands. A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun.

More information is available on our website, www.westsidedrama.com.

Jan
18
Sat
2014
Rat City Rollergirls compete @ Key Arena
Jan 18 @ 5:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The Rat City Rollergirls will be bouting at Key Arena:

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Doors, 4:30 pm
Opening Ceremonies, 5:30 pm

Bout 1: Sockit Wenches vs. Throttle Rockets

Bout 2: Grave Danger vs. Derby Liberation Front

Ticket info here!

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

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

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

FREE!

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

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

Jan
27
Mon
2014
Planning meeting for Sealth 2014 All Class Reunion @ Chief Sealth International High School
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

From the Friends of Sealth organization:

Happy New Year! Time to start thinking about 2014 events. Join us at our first meeting of 2014 on Monday, January 27 at 6:30 pm in the Alumni Room at Sealth where we will commence planning for the 2014 All Class Reunion Event.

The room is across from the main office.

Feb
7
Fri
2014
Music Theater: Disney’s Aladdin Jr. @ West Seattle High School auditorium
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Disney’s Aladdin Jr.
Alki Elementary School production

February 7th at 7 pm
February 8th at 2 pm
at West Seattle High School auditorium

Advance tickets: $10/Adults, $5/Students recommended donation. Extra donations are always appreciated!

Information: 206-252-9050
or alrasmussen95@comcast.net

Feb
8
Sat
2014
Music Theater: Disney’s Aladdin Jr. @ West Seattle High School auditorium
Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Disney’s Aladdin Jr.
Presented by the Alki Elementary School PTA

February 8th at 2 pm
at West Seattle High School auditorium

Advance tickets: $10/Adults, $5/Students recommended donation. Extra donations are always appreciated!

Information: 206-252-9050
or alrasmussen95@comcast.net

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

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

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

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

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

‘Rollathon 2014’ skate-stravaganza fundraiser @ Southgate Roller Rink
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From Arts Corps:

It’s time to dust off your roller skates and pull out your costumes! Arts Corps is gearing up for its second annual skate-stravaganza fundraiser, Rollathon 2014.

We will celebrate our fund-and-friend raising at the Rollathon on February 9, 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Southgate Roller Rink. Tickets will be available at the door ($10 each) for non-team members.

Here are 4 quick reasons to get involved:

~ Community-Based Creativity: The skills we build through arts education are relevant in all areas of our life: imagination, critical thinking, risk-taking, persistence, reflection, and beyond!
~ Racial Justice & Arts Education: Our programs focus on educating and empowering young people, especially working-class youth of color, to directly address the racial disparities in access to arts education. Arts access is deeply connected to broader struggles for education reform and youth liberation.
~ Fun! – raiser: This event is going to be way fun and silly. There are costumes, prizes, roller-skating, team themes and more. What more could you need?
~ Grassroots Fundraising: Through creative fundraising, we are making this work sustainable and rooted in our values.

Are you ready to sign up, and earn the title of “fundraising extraordinaire”? It takes a few easy steps… go here to sign up. If you need help navigating Crowdrise, visit our directions page here.

Feb
10
Mon
2014
Executive Constantine delivers ‘2014 State of the County’ address @ White Center Heights Elementary School
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

For the first time ever, a King County Executive will deliver the State of the County address in one of the county’s unincorporated areas.

At White Center Heights Elementary School, Executive Dow Constantine will frame the policy agenda for his second term, including plans for confronting two of the generational challenges of our time.

This special meeting of the Metropolitan King County Council will take place on:

Monday, February 10
10:00 am
White Center Heights Elementary School
10015 6th Ave. SW, Seattle

(Street Parking is limited)

Parking
White Center Heights Elementary recognizes that parking can be an issue for those wishing to visit the school. Since the school itself has limited parking and there are no nearby parking structures, we recommend that you look for street parking throughout the Greenbridge development.

Ample street parking is available on:
· 8th Ave SW: located west of the school
· SW 102nd St: located south of the school
· 6th Ave SW: located east of the school
· 7th Ave SW: located north of the school

ADA Accessible spaces are available in the White Center Heights Elementary School parking lot. The best way to access parking lot is to enter from 6th Ave SW on the east side of the school. The ADA spaces are located at the most northern end of the parking lot. Follow the ramp down to the rotunda and continue in a circle up to the front door. ADA drop-off is also available from SW 100th St.

Public Transportation
Metro buses provide a ride to within one block of White Center Heights Elementary School from neighborhoods across the county. Plan your bus trip today by visiting Metro’s Trip Planner.

Feb
24
Mon
2014
Free Modern Dance Class for Adults @ Gildenfire Dance
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free Modern Dance Class at Gildenfire Dance for Adults on February 24th at 7 pm. Please join us for a beginning level class of Modern Dance taught by Adrienne Krieger. This is an opportunity to experience Modern Dance in a fun and supportive setting. Class includes a warm-up, technique, movement across the floor and a combination. Class will be held at Gildenfire Dance and Acro located at 10011 13th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98146. Email Jenna at gildenfire@hotmail.com for more info.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsoring Organization: Discovery Park Advisory Council

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

Mar
11
Tue
2014
Denny International Middle School PTSA meeting
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Denny Middle School PTSA meeting takes place on Tuesday, March 11th at 7 pm.

We are excited to have Jeff Clark, Principal at Denny International Middle School, come to share the Annual “State of the School” address. Come learn how the 2013/14 year is progressing as we start to wind down and future plans for Denny as we look to next year. Bring your questions. See you there.

Translation and child care will be available:

dianefields47@comcast.net – if you need childcare;

sonrie10@yahoo.com – if you need translation.

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

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

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

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

Mar
21
Fri
2014
Parents’ Night Out Fundraiser @ West Seattle High School
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm

As many of you know, our leadership students are working on a variety of community service projects this year, all focused on addressing the needs of the homeless in our community.

The Link Crew leadership group has chosen to work with Every Day is Christmas on a project that will allow them to provide a hot meal to a homeless community.

They’re hosting an event to raise money to fund this project next Friday, March 21. Here’s the information:

WHAT: Parents’ Night Out – Students will provide a fun night of babysitting and play at WSHS for children (as long as they’re out of diapers)
WHEN: Friday, March 21 from 5:00-10:30 pm
WHERE: WSHS SUGGESTED DONATION: $20 for first child, $10 for each additional child in the family (but it’s a fundraiser, so you can choose to donate more)
WHAT ELSE: We’ll have pizza, veggies, and other snacks.

If you’re interested, you can email wshsparentsnightout@gmail.com. Please include the parents’ first and last name and the child’s name and age.

Mar
24
Mon
2014
Homeschoolers’ Support Association Burien Chapter Meeting – Gardening Tips For Your Children @ Highline Christian Church
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ON YOUR MARK. LET’S GROW. Its time to get your flowers and vegetables started for this growing season. Sounds like a great idea for you and your children but you don’t know where to start????

It is easy to start plants in pots or in a small garden. Join us as we invite Jim Olson to show us how to get working on the basics of gardening and plant growing. Jim is a contractor in the Seattle area, a volunteer leader for 4-H, and he has been known to tell a good joke or two. He has had a 4-H family living club for many years and is King Counties 4-H guru on gardening in the Northwest. Come and learn and joke with Jim about all the fun your family can have this year creating and maintaining a garden.

Date: Monday, March 24, 2014
Location: Highline Christian Church / 14859 1st Ave S, Burien, WA (Basement)
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Park in the parking lot behind the church. Enter through the back basement door on the older building.

Contact Bruce Mohr at 206-244-4074 or mohrcats3@hotmail.com with any questions.

Mar
28
Fri
2014
VIDEO//YOGA session @ Center Studio
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Center Studio (WSB sponsor) invites you to experience Video/Yoga:

VIDEO//YOGA is a yoga practice taught side by side with video art; creating an immersive visual and yogic experience that activates and engages all the senses. Guided by video art curator and yoga teacher, Julia Greenway, students engage in a stimulating and exciting yogic environment. VIDEO//YOGA programming has been previously implemented at The Vera Project, Fred Wildlife Refuge, and is part of the Henry Art Gallery’s yearly programming.

The space is activated through a large scale projection playing a looped reel of video art. The video art pieces are specifically curated to move with the sequence of yoga poses and overall flow of the class. Greenway is working alongside local, national and international video artists to curate 3 individualized reels entitled Light//Landscape, Desolate//Distopiaand Evolved//Pixelated. As a curator and teacher Greenway is creating an experience that successfully integrates video art and yoga practice.

Julia Greenway invites you to enjoy the enriching experience of yoga in an environment of freedom, creativity, and compassion. As an artist, curator, and traveler, yoga has always been her foundation. The practice allows her to build an ever-deepening connection with her physical and mental self, which in turn fuels her creativity and allows her to find ease. Julia is continuously seeking new and exciting ways to bring yoga to her students.

VIDEO//YOGA programming has been previously implemented at The Vera Project, Fred Wildlife Refuge, and is part of the Henry Art Gallery’s yearly programming.

Friday, March 28th
7:30–9:00 pm
Instructor: Julia Greenway
Cost: $18
5 person minimum required.
Visit our website to register: whitecenterstudio.com/classes/workshops/

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

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr
26
Sat
2014
White Center Cambodian New Year Street Festival 2014
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Cambodian New Year is April 26th!
The season of local festivals and street fairs kicks off April 26th with the White Center Cambodian New Year Festival, 10:30 am to 5 pm. There will be live cultural entertainment, food, music, games, prizes and more!

Location: on SW 98th Street between 15th and 16th Ave SW.

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
Fairmount Park Elementary PTA (FPEPTA) Charter Meeting @ Alki Elementary School
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Saturday May 3rd at Alki Elementary Cafeteria.
Meeting: 9 am – 10 am
Socializing: 10 am – 11 am

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.

Cattywampus Kids Pop-up Sale
May 3 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

From Fisher Price and Strawberry Shortcake to shorts and dress, Cattywampus Kids is popping up this Saturday featuring new and resale clothing for children and toys with a vintage twist.

Most of the time you can find us located inside of Center Studio in White Center on the 1st Saturday of the month.

Saturday, May 3rd
12:30-6:30 pm

We have everything from your childhood! Your favorite vintage books and board games, Tonka trucks, Star Wars, classic Strawberry Shortcake, vintage Barbie, tons of Fisher Price stuff and more! This weekend we are clearing out our Winter Apparel – 25% OFF select items!

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cattywampuskids and
Instagram: http://instagram.com/cattywampuskids or our website:
CattywampusKids.com

Cattywampus Kids
9611 16th Ave SW, White Center
1st Saturdays of the Month

Note: See something you want, but can’t make it to the pop-up? Just email
us and we will work something out.

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

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

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

Meet in the north parking lot on Fauntleroy.

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

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

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

From the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition:

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

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

RSVP HERE.

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

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

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

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

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

May
13
Tue
2014
Denny International Middle School PTSA meeting & potluck
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

The Denny Middle School PTSA meeting takes place on Tuesday, May 13th at 7 pm. The topic will be “Thank you celebration;” a Change of Cabinet, and potluck!

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun
6
Fri
2014
Carnival fundraiser @ Mount View Elementary School
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The public is invited to attend the Mount View Elementary Carnival, benefiting its PTA and its sister school in Honduras:

Event activities include carnival games and prizes, face painting, circus acts with lessons, live music, art projects, raffle drawing, and more.

Carnival game tickets will be $0.50 per game. Many students earned free tickets at school based on good grades and behavior. Raffle tickets will be $1.

Money raised at the carnival will go to Light of Esperanza, a non-profit that is renovating the village school in Vega Redonda, Honduras, Mount View’s sister school. A portion of the proceeds will go to the school’s PTA for the 2014-2015 school year.

The carnival will also celebrate the scholastic achievements of Mount View students throughout the school year.

“These students deserve recognition and a reward for all of their hard work,” said Reading Instructor Shoshanna Cohen. “What better way to do so than with a day of fun with the Seattle community.”

Carnival details:
• Mount View Elementary School
• Friday, June 6
• 5-7 pm

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

From Center Studio (WSB sponsor):

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

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

$25 tasting includes food pairings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun
16
Mon
2014
Pathfinder K-8 Playground Concept Unveiling and Celebration @ Pathfinder K-8 School
Jun 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Pathfinder K-8 and our neighbors are very excited about Monday’s unveiling of the playground design that was created through a community process funded through a Department of Neighborhood’s Small and Simple Grant. The design took pieces from three distinct concepts and integrated comments from many. Once this playground concept is built, it will truly be a resource for not only our school, but a destination for all of West Seattle.

To that end, everyone is welcome to join the design unveiling on Monday, June 16th at 5:30 pm at Pathfinder K-8 School in the Pigeon Point neighborhood. Ice cream social to follow immediately!

For project details, please visit our blog: http://pathfinderplayground14.wordpress.com/

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)”

Jul
13
Sun
2014
WSHS Softball Team car wash fundraiser @ West Seattle Autoworks
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday (July 13th)! 10 am-2 pm at West Seattle Autoworks (WSB sponsor), the West Seattle High School softball team will wash cars, by donation, to help pay for a trip next year to play in France. WS Autoworks is at 35th/Webster.

Jul
17
Thu
2014
“3 Barrios – Arte Flamenco Profundo” show @ Luso Food And Wine
Jul 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

3 BARRIOS- ARTE FLAMENCO PROFUNDO is an authentic, lively Flamenco show with Guest Singers from Jerez, Spain.

Ali de la Tota, Jesus de la Esperanza and dancer Estefania Sanchez joining guitarist Mark Ferguson & dancer Esther Marion here in Seattle for a fun, lively evening show with authentic singing, guitar playing, palmas, percussion, jaleos and dancing! The real thing on a beautiful summer night in our barrio-our neigbourhood!

Thursday July 17th, 8 pm
at LUSO Food and Wine (in White Center)
Cover $20 / $5 kids

Buffet with Spanish Foods at 7 pm. Wine Tasting.

More info: www.esthermarion.com

about the artists:
www.escueladeritmo.com

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

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

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

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

Interesting history of the park here.

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

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

Trip limit: 12 people.

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

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

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

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

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

WHAT: Spiders of the Duwamish

WHEN: Sept. 21, 10 am–Noon

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

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

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

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

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

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

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

Did You Know?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adults, Families

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

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

WSHS 35 Year class reunion @ Feedback Lounge
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

West Seattle High School alumni celebrates with a 35 Year Class Reunion Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) starting at 7 pm, Saturday October 18th.

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
21
Tue
2014
Skate for Peace @ Southgate Roller Rink
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Seattle Parks celebrates a Week Without Violence Oct. 17-24

604,080 seconds. 10,080 minutes. 168 hours. Seven days. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Youth Violence Prevention Team (YVPT) invite everyone between the ages of 12 and 19 to participate in a Week Without Violence October 17-24. This week gives youth a chance to express their feelings about violence in their community and provides safe, fun recreation programs and activities.

On Tuesday, Oct. 21, teens can enjoy the Skate for Peace event at Southgate Roller Rink from 5 to 7 p.m. The rink is located at 9646 17th Ave. SW, Seattle, 98106. The facility has a snack bar, but fruits and veggies will be available for free.

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
25
Sat
2014
‘Learn About Bats’ clinic @ McLendon Hardware
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

There are many centuries old myths associated with bats. Bats are always linked to vampires, Halloween and the dangers and fears of darkness. But why are bats so misunderstood? Come to the Free McLendon Hardware Learn About Bats Clinic to learn more about bats, to understand their importance, uniqueness and the beauty of these remarkable animals. Presented by Bats Northwest.

October 25th – 11:00 am – White Center location.

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
19
Wed
2014
Denny Night at Papa John’s pizza
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Denny Night at Papa John’s pizza at both the West Seattle location and Normandy Park on Wednesday, November 19th. Mention DENNY MIDDLE SCHOOL when you order and Papa John’s makes a contribution to our PTSA.

Nov
20
Thu
2014
Denny IMS clothing drive for Value Village begins
Nov 20 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Denny International Middle School is hosting a clothing drive for Value Village, from 11/20-12/12. All tied bags may be placed in bins near the doors of the Galleria during school hours.

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

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
6
Sat
2014
Seattle Lutheran High School Holiday Bazaar
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Seattle Lutheran High School hosts its Third Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 6, 10:00 am-3:00 pm in the Menashe gymnasium at 4100 SW Genesee. Come and do some early holiday shopping, support local artisans, enjoy lunch or snacks at the cafeteria and enjoy some holiday spirit. Find all your holiday needs and get your gifts ahead of time. Bring a friend!

Dec
7
Sun
2014
5th annual Blithe Bazaar @ Community School of West Seattle
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for our 5th Annual handmade holiday market – Blithe Bazaar!

A COZY EVENING OF SHOPPING AND SIPS SUPPORTING LOCAL WEST SEATTLE ARTISANS

Jewelry • Lotions & Potions • Art • Housewares • Tea and more

FREE ADMISSION

Sunday, December 7
3-7 pm

Community School of West Seattle
9450 22nd Ave SW at Roxbury

Find more information on our fabulous vendors, check out our Facebook
event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/310805655786686/

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

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:


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

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

Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach

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

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

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

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

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

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

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

FREE!

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