West Seattle Event Calendar

*6/29/20 NOTE: We’re ramping the calendar back to some level of usefulness, as more events continue being planned, both online and in-person, so let us know if you have something coming up that’s open to the public!*

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/etc. to be listed here? Please send basic info 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!

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

Sep
10
Tue
Back-to-School Dine-Out and Kids’ Talent Show @ The Skylark
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Raising money for the Sanislo Elementary PTA – a portion of purchases 5-8 pm go to the PTA. Come and see the talent show, too!

Sep
14
Sat
Lincoln Park Tree Walk
Sep 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

A Tree Walk will be held in Lincoln Park in West Seattle on Saturday, September 14th, from 9:30 AM to 12 noon. The walk is sponsored by Trees for Seattle, a division of Seattle Public Utilities. Attending and taking part in the walk is free to the public. We meet at the kiosk posting board in the north parking lot along Fauntleroy Way. Many of the largest and tallest trees in West Seattle, and all of Seattle, can be found in Lincoln Park. The park also boast some of the rarest and most unique trees found in the city.

Registration is not necessary but if you care to contact:

Trees for Seattle at
Treesforseattle@seattle.gov or 206-684-TREE (8733)

Sep
16
Mon
‘Dog Days of Summer’ swim sessions for dogs – times vary @ Arbor Heights Swim & Tennis Club
Sep 16 all-day

Again this year, AFTER Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club closes its pool for the season, before it’s cleaned, dogs are invited to go swimming!

Dog Days at Arbor Heights Pool will happen again this year. Monday Sept 16-Friday Sept 20 5-7 pm and Saturday and Sunday 11 am-1 pm $10 per dog donation for the day or $30 per dog unlimited for the week. Donations benefit youth teams.

New this year…. Dog walker option: Tues and Thursday from 1-3 pm $50/day for up to 8 dogs. Individual dogs also welcome at this time but you must be tolerant of the large packs.

Thank you to all dog owners for supporting youth sports and happy dogs!

We are trying to organize underwater photos this year!

Questions: coriroed@gmail.com

Sep
17
Tue
‘Dog Days of Summer’ swim sessions for dogs – times vary @ Arbor Heights Swim & Tennis Club
Sep 17 all-day

Again this year, AFTER Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club closes its pool for the season, before it’s cleaned, dogs are invited to go swimming!

Dog Days at Arbor Heights Pool will happen again this year. Monday Sept 16-Friday Sept 20 5-7 pm and Saturday and Sunday 11 am-1 pm $10 per dog donation for the day or $30 per dog unlimited for the week. Donations benefit youth teams.

New this year…. Dog walker option: Tues and Thursday from 1-3 pm $50/day for up to 8 dogs. Individual dogs also welcome at this time but you must be tolerant of the large packs.

Thank you to all dog owners for supporting youth sports and happy dogs!

We are trying to organize underwater photos this year!

Questions: coriroed@gmail.com

Sep
18
Wed
‘Dog Days of Summer’ swim sessions for dogs – times vary @ Arbor Heights Swim & Tennis Club
Sep 18 all-day

Again this year, AFTER Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club closes its pool for the season, before it’s cleaned, dogs are invited to go swimming!

Dog Days at Arbor Heights Pool will happen again this year. Monday Sept 16-Friday Sept 20 5-7 pm and Saturday and Sunday 11 am-1 pm $10 per dog donation for the day or $30 per dog unlimited for the week. Donations benefit youth teams.

New this year…. Dog walker option: Tues and Thursday from 1-3 pm $50/day for up to 8 dogs. Individual dogs also welcome at this time but you must be tolerant of the large packs.

Thank you to all dog owners for supporting youth sports and happy dogs!

We are trying to organize underwater photos this year!

Questions: coriroed@gmail.com

Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Sep
19
Thu
‘Dog Days of Summer’ swim sessions for dogs – times vary @ Arbor Heights Swim & Tennis Club
Sep 19 all-day

Again this year, AFTER Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club closes its pool for the season, before it’s cleaned, dogs are invited to go swimming!

Dog Days at Arbor Heights Pool will happen again this year. Monday Sept 16-Friday Sept 20 5-7 pm and Saturday and Sunday 11 am-1 pm $10 per dog donation for the day or $30 per dog unlimited for the week. Donations benefit youth teams.

New this year…. Dog walker option: Tues and Thursday from 1-3 pm $50/day for up to 8 dogs. Individual dogs also welcome at this time but you must be tolerant of the large packs.

Thank you to all dog owners for supporting youth sports and happy dogs!

We are trying to organize underwater photos this year!

Questions: coriroed@gmail.com

Sep
20
Fri
‘Dog Days of Summer’ swim sessions for dogs – times vary @ Arbor Heights Swim & Tennis Club
Sep 20 all-day

Again this year, AFTER Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club closes its pool for the season, before it’s cleaned, dogs are invited to go swimming!

Dog Days at Arbor Heights Pool will happen again this year. Monday Sept 16-Friday Sept 20 5-7 pm and Saturday and Sunday 11 am-1 pm $10 per dog donation for the day or $30 per dog unlimited for the week. Donations benefit youth teams.

New this year…. Dog walker option: Tues and Thursday from 1-3 pm $50/day for up to 8 dogs. Individual dogs also welcome at this time but you must be tolerant of the large packs.

Thank you to all dog owners for supporting youth sports and happy dogs!

We are trying to organize underwater photos this year!

Questions: coriroed@gmail.com

Sep
21
Sat
‘Dog Days of Summer’ swim sessions for dogs – times vary @ Arbor Heights Swim & Tennis Club
Sep 21 all-day

Again this year, AFTER Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club closes its pool for the season, before it’s cleaned, dogs are invited to go swimming!

Dog Days at Arbor Heights Pool will happen again this year. Monday Sept 16-Friday Sept 20 5-7 pm and Saturday and Sunday 11 am-1 pm $10 per dog donation for the day or $30 per dog unlimited for the week. Donations benefit youth teams.

New this year…. Dog walker option: Tues and Thursday from 1-3 pm $50/day for up to 8 dogs. Individual dogs also welcome at this time but you must be tolerant of the large packs.

Thank you to all dog owners for supporting youth sports and happy dogs!

We are trying to organize underwater photos this year!

Questions: coriroed@gmail.com

Plants and Animals of Roxhill Park and Bog @ Southwest Library
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join EarthCorps and the City of Seattle’s Parks Commons Program to learn about the ecology and history of Roxhill Park! Best known for its ancient peat bog that stands at the headwaters of Longfellow Creek, this neighborhood park is one of the most biodiverse natural areas in Seattle!

This event will start with a presentation by EarthCorps Volunteer Specialists who will talk about the positive impacts of urban green spaces, the history and establishment of Roxhill Park, and how to identify the native species in the park.

The presentation will be followed with a walking tour around Roxhill with EarthCorps’ Ecologist to further explore and chat about the plants and ecology of the park.

This is a great event for anyone who wants to learn more about their local park, practice their plant ID skills, and connect with others over their love of park spaces!

For more information contact: Mariska@earthcorps.org.

Sep
22
Sun
‘Dog Days of Summer’ swim sessions for dogs – times vary @ Arbor Heights Swim & Tennis Club
Sep 22 all-day

Again this year, AFTER Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club closes its pool for the season, before it’s cleaned, dogs are invited to go swimming!

Dog Days at Arbor Heights Pool will happen again this year. Monday Sept 16-Friday Sept 20 5-7 pm and Saturday and Sunday 11 am-1 pm $10 per dog donation for the day or $30 per dog unlimited for the week. Donations benefit youth teams.

New this year…. Dog walker option: Tues and Thursday from 1-3 pm $50/day for up to 8 dogs. Individual dogs also welcome at this time but you must be tolerant of the large packs.

Thank you to all dog owners for supporting youth sports and happy dogs!

We are trying to organize underwater photos this year!

Questions: coriroed@gmail.com

Sep
25
Wed
Free ‘Smart Phones for Seniors’ class @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

At the Senior Center.

Many seniors are using smart phones for communication, fun, travel and more. Come to this class for resources on how to use common communication apps and how to get free library books on your phone. We will allow time for practice on your own device, if you bring one.

The Senior Center of West Seattle offers computer classes for seniors the fourth Wednesday of most months in partnership with the the Seattle Public Library. All classes are taught by SPL staff.

Sep
28
Sat
Chief Sealth Class of 1969 50-Year Reunion @ Sea-Tac Marriott
Sep 28 all-day

For more info, email chiefsealth69@gmail.com and go here.

West Seattle Linux Users Group Picnic @ Lincoln Park, Shelter 2
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

It’s that time of year again for the Annual WSeaLUG Picnic. This year will be at Lincoln Park Shelter 2.

Lincoln Park
Park Area Map
Food/Item Sign Up Sheet

Hope we will see you there!

WSeaLug Leadership Team

https://gettogether.community/events/2281/bi-weekly-meetup-2nd-annual-picnic//

Adopt-A-Street cleanup with 34th District Democrats @ White Center, 16th SW/SWRoxbury
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Members of the 34th will meet at 16th and Roxbury for our next Adopt-A-Street cleanup. This event will be held on Saturday September 28th from 1:00-3:00 pm. We will provide everything you need to help beautify 16th from Roxbury to Elmgrove. After our good work we will adjourn to Noble Barton for refreshments. Let us know you are coming by contacting Karen Richter at outreach@34dems.org.

Sep
30
Mon
Understanding IEPs and 504 Plans @ Lafayette Elementary
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Lafayette Elementary welcomes a speaker from The Office of the Education Ombuds who will be presenting to parents and guardians about the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and 504 Plan. This is an opportunity to learn more about navigating the IEP/504 process, to address the basics of your child’s right to special education services, to gain the tools to work collaboratively with the school teams, and to answer any questions you may have about these programs.

Please RSVP your attendance, it helps us to plan accordingly. Child care will be provided along with light snacks. For more information or accommodations, please contact us, Lafayette.sped@hotmail.com.

Oct
3
Thu
LibraryLab: Amusement Park Science @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

At the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch Library:

Join us and design your own amusement park attractions. Drive a bumper car with Dash robots, engineer a roller coaster, and design a paper merry-go-round! For kids ages 4 – 10

LibraryLab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges and let us show you how to do and create amazing things using digital technology.

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

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

Oct
5
Sat
First Saturday hikes in West Duwamish Greenbelt @ (see listing)
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am

Hiking season is beginning in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Hike with the West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails group (www.wdgtrails.com) on guided walks to find birds, bugs, mushrooms, native plants, geology, and history. Meet the first Saturday of each month at 10 am, usually at the trailhead at 14th Ave. SW and SW Holly Street, but starting places may vary; watch postings for individual hikes. We hike mostly on constructed and maintained gravel trails, suitable for family outings.

The West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest contiguous forest in Seattle, spreading over 550 acres in West Seattle from the tip of Pigeon Point to Westcrest Park. Urban forests are important community spaces that increase our city’s natural beauty, contribute to our health, and make the natural world accessible for everyone to enjoy.

Here’s the schedule for the 2019 season. All hikes start at 10:00 am.

April 6: Bird watching hike with Scott Markowitz, an international birder, member of the board of directors at Tahoma Audubon. Meet at the Puget Park trailhead at 4418 21st Ave. S.W.

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

June 1: “Walking Native Land” on National Trails Day with Ken Workman, a descendant of Chief Seattle and a member of the Duwamish Tribe. Ken will talk about his personal experience growing up in the greenbelt and his tribe’s use of the land and nearby Duwamish River.

The hike begins at 10 a.m. near the Chinese Garden at South Seattle College. We’ll walk down Puget Ridge to the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center and return. This hike is on unimproved trail with aspirations to be a connector between ridge and river, about two miles round-trip with 200 feet of elevation gain coming back. Wear good shoes or boots and be prepared for small obstacles like logs, brush, and walking near the edge of West Marginal Way.

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

August 3: Geology and land use history with Paul West and Craig Rankin

September 7: History of the greenbelt with Matt Groshong, Randy Nelson, and Craig Rankin

October 5: Mushrooms with Kim Traverse of the Puget Sound Myco Society

Mushroom Walk @ 14th Ave. SW and SW Holly St. trailhead
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, October 5th
10 am – noon

Kim Traverse, past president of the Puget Sound Mycological Society, will guide us through our West Duwamish Greenbelt hunting and identifying mushrooms! October is an excellent time to find mushrooms growing wild in our West Seattle forests. All ages are welcome. Please wear sturdy footwear and be prepared for the elements.

We will meet at the 14th Avenue SW and SW Holly Street trailhead, which can be accessed from Metro route 125.

Sponsored by the West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails Group, www.wdgtrails.org

Tot Trek and Nature Play @ Camp Long
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Fall nature outings are open for registration now!  Sign up for the popular nighttime walks, bird tours, mushroom walks, and so much more…

Tot Trek and Nature Play–Fall Forest Frolic at Camp Long.

Ages 2-3 with an Adult. Pre-registration required.

Mushroom Walk @ Camp Long
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fall nature outings are open for registration now!  Sign up for the popular nighttime walks, bird tours, mushroom walks, and so much more…

Mushroom Walk at Camp Long.

Ages 12 and older. Pre-registration required.

Oct
7
Mon
Ham Radio Jam – West Seattle Amateur Radio Club @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Event: Ham Jam – West Seattle Amateur Radio Club
When: First Monday of each month 6–7 pm
Where: Senior Center of West Seattle

New Hams, learn how to participate in the West Seattle Amateur Radio Club Monday night radio nets. Bring your handheld transceiver.

Future Hams, bring your questions and learn about the club, the hobby, how to get licensed, and ways to serve your community.

For assistance, contact John Walling (KI7YRA@WestSeattleARC.org)

Oct
10
Thu
LibraryLab: Circuits Challenge @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

At the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch Library:

Learn about electronic components and try out some fun challenges with toy circuits! For kids ages 6 and up.

LibraryLab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges and let us show you how to do and create amazing things using digital technology.

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

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

Oct
16
Wed
Madison Middle School PTSA meeting @ school library
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

School year’s next general Madison PTSA meeting. Check website for meeting agenda updates!

Oct
17
Thu
LibraryLab: Ozobots @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

At the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch Library:

Program an Ozobot Bit by drawing lines and color segments. Make your own maze or game and put the Ozobot to work! For kids ages 7 and up.

LibraryLab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges and let us show you how to do and create amazing things using digital technology.

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

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

Oct
19
Sat
Spiders of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Visit the longhouse for this FREE event just in time for Halloween! Join the Duwamish Longhouse and Seattle Parks Naturalists as we explore the spiders of the Duwamish River Valley. Come dispel the fear and learn more about one of nature’s greatest architects at this lecture and hike around the Duwamish Longhouse and neighboring parks!

WHEN: Saturday, October 19, 2019
1:00 PM 3:00 PM

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

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

Lafayette Elementary PTA Oktoberfest @ Ounces
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Let’s celebrate Fall with the Lafayette PTA’s THIRD Annual Oktoberfest at Ounces Taproom on October 18 at 6 pm. Tickets are $15 per adult and include a raffle entry and (1) drink ticket. 21 and older only, please.

Location: Ounces Taproom & Beer Garden, 3809 Delridge Way SW

Food: Nacho Mama food truck

Contest and Prizes: Come join the fun and win some prizes!

Oct
21
Mon
Library Lab: Gizmos and Gadgets @ Delridge Library
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

Drop in and try out our builder and discovery kits. Kits may include Snap Ciruits, Ozobot Bits, Dash Robots, Kano Computer Kits, Kibo Robotic Kits, Legos and more!

LibraryLab introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop-in for monthly self-directed challenges, mess around with cool inventor kits and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology.

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

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

Oct
23
Wed
Computer Basics class @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

At the Senior Center.

A comfortable class for the true beginner. Learn how to use a mouse, navigate the screen, and perform common basic functions.

The Senior Center of West Seattle offers computer classes for seniors the fourth Wednesday of most months in partnership with the the Seattle Public Library. All classes are taught by SPL staff.

Microsoft Word Basics class @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

At the Senior Center.

Polish your word processing skills and learn to navigate Word’s options, use basic functions and features, and learn how to create letters and simple documents.

The Senior Center of West Seattle offers computer classes for seniors the fourth Wednesday of most months in partnership with the the Seattle Public Library. All classes are taught by SPL staff.

Oct
25
Fri
Pumpkin Splash Family Swim at Southwest Pool
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come to the Southwest Pool for a free Pumpkin Splash Family Swim. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied in the water by an adult.

Oct
28
Mon
LibraryLab: Puzzle Room @ Delridge Library
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

Do you like solving puzzles? This week at LibraryLab drop-in for a puzzle room challenge. Can you break into one of our locked boxes in 30 minutes or less?

LibraryLab introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop-in for monthly self-directed challenges, mess around with cool inventor kits and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology.

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

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

Nov
2
Sat
Grief Release Dance Party and Spoken Word Bonfire @ Camp Long
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Let’s collectively dance some grief away and close out the month-long Deathsploration event with an open mic spoken word gathering around a fire in the Camp Long pit.

(This event is free but donations are accepted on the registration site.)


This event is part of Deathsploration month in western Washington.
We’re all gonna die, let’s talk about it, a little.

Deathsploration is a month-long effort to increase conversation about death and dying in Washington. Beginning on October 1 and running through November 2, community organizations and businesses in western Washington will work in partnership to create opportunities for engagement through education, art, dance, movement, death cafés, community outreach, workshops, and more.

In the United States, the topic of death and dying is not commonly paired with living. Deathsploration is an opportunity to reestablish the normalcy of death, a subtle reminder that talking about and preparing for death will not cause one’s death. Similarly, not talking about death will not keep it away. It is our hope that the exploration of death–through all the senses and on our own terms–will help people on the way to a good death.

Nov
3
Sun
Tinkergarten Lantern Walk @ Lincoln Park
Nov 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Tinkergarten‘s Lantern Walk is designed to help kids big and small welcome and see the beauty in the darkness at the end of Daylight Saving time (aka “Fall back”). For our family and yours, we hope it becomes a magical, annual tradition. At the very least, it’s a chance to be out in the wild at night!

On the evening of the event, families will gather before dusk, sing songs, light lanterns, and enjoy an outdoor walk in the park. Simple and lovely. This event is free and open to all who register.

Sign up at https://tinkergarten.com/classes/115572.

Visit https://tinkergarten.com/classes for more information, times, and locations.

Email: alison@tinkergarten.com.

Nov
4
Mon
Ham Radio Jam – West Seattle Amateur Radio Club @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Event: Ham Jam – West Seattle Amateur Radio Club
When: First Monday of each month 6–7 pm
Where: Senior Center of West Seattle

New Hams, learn how to participate in the West Seattle Amateur Radio Club Monday night radio nets. Bring your handheld transceiver.

Future Hams, bring your questions and learn about the club, the hobby, how to get licensed, and ways to serve your community.

For assistance, contact John Walling (KI7YRA@WestSeattleARC.org)

Nov
12
Tue
Jazz Open Mic @ Skylark Café & Club
Nov 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

West Seattle Underground Jazz Scene Ignites! Jazz Open Mic Bash! Come sit in with local Jazz Giants EVERYONE is welcome! Not a Jazz star? Come on have a couple drinks…. sing an old standard or enjoy the amazing talent. At The Skylark.

Nov
16
Sat
Chief Sealth IHS benefit auction @ Brockey Center, South Seattle College
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Benefit for PTSA, Performing Arts, and Athletics. Masquerade themed.

Alki Elementary PTA Auction: Viva Las Vegas @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm

Viva Las Vegas – 2019 Alki Auction

Join Alki for a night to remember In West Seattle.

Saturday November 16th, 2019
5:30 pm
The Hall at Fauntleroy
9131 California Ave SW

It’s a party with a purpose!

Celebrate Alki at the biggest fundraiser of the year. We put the FUN in fundraising.

Don’t miss Elvis performing his greatest hits and conducting ceremonial vow renewals and commitment ceremonies at the Alki Chapel of Love.

See Sylvia O’Stayformore, Seattle’s effervescent hostess of Rainbow Bingo fame

Play along as Ashley Ryan, Seattle radio DJ, sports fanatic and US Water Polo National Champion keeps the donations rolling in.

Too much is never enough in Vegas!

Silent Auction and Pop Up Shops

Live Auction and Kid Art

VIP Experiences and more

Child care Options Available at the Venue! Register now: https://tinyurl.com/auctionchildcare

Reserve a table and guarantee your spot.

Nov
19
Tue
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Jazz Open Mic @ Skylark Café & Club
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

West Seattle Underground Jazz Scene Ignites! Jazz Open Mic Bash! Come sit in with local Jazz Giants EVERYONE is welcome! Not a Jazz star? Come on have a couple drinks…. sing an old standard or enjoy the amazing talent. At The Skylark.

Nov
21
Thu
Screenagers: The Next Chapter, Presented by Chief Sealth International PTSA @ Chief Sealth Auditorium
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Chief Sealth International High School PTSA would like to invite the West Seattle Community to a screening of the film, Screenagers: The Next Chapter.

This viewing is free, but we will be collecting donations at the door to pay for the screening rights and the district audio-visual crew.

Please RSVP on Eventcombo.


Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level with Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience—a film that examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.

Nov
26
Tue
Jazz Open Mic @ Skylark Café & Club
Nov 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

West Seattle Underground Jazz Scene Ignites! Jazz Open Mic Bash! Come sit in with local Jazz Giants EVERYONE is welcome! Not a Jazz star? Come on have a couple drinks…. sing an old standard or enjoy the amazing talent. At The Skylark.

Nov
27
Wed
Free ‘Smart Phones for Seniors’ class @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

At the Senior Center.

Many seniors are using smart phones for communication, fun, travel and more. Come to this class for resources on how to use common communication apps and how to get free library books on your phone. We will allow time for practice on your own device, if you bring one. There is a big demand for this class so we are running it twice in a row!

The Senior Center of West Seattle offers computer classes for seniors the fourth Wednesday of most months in partnership with the the Seattle Public Library. All classes are taught by SPL staff.

Dec
8
Sun
Winter Wander Along Longfellow Creek @ Camp Long
Dec 8 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Fall nature outings are open for registration now!  Sign up for the popular nighttime walks, bird tours, mushroom walks, and so much more…

Winter Wander Along Longfellow Creek at Camp Long.

Longfellow Creek is a major waterway in West Seattle. It is also a little piece of the wild in the middle of the city. Coho salmon migrate up this waterway; beavers build dams and lodges on this creek; owls hunt for food along this artery. Explore a portion of this urban wilderness with a Seattle Urban Nature Guide. Look for seasonal changes and get to know some of your wild neighbors.

Be prepared to do some hiking over uneven terrain on this program.

Ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Everyone attending the program must be registered.

Meet the leader at the Camp Long Lodge.

Dec
16
Mon
LibraryLab: The Puzzle Room @ Delridge Library
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Branch Library:

Do you like solving puzzles? Drop-in for a puzzle room challenge! See if you can break into one of our locked boxes in 30 minutes or less. For kids ages 7 and up.

LibraryLab is a time for people of all ages to experiment, play, and create amazing science, technology, engineering, and math-focused inventions. Drop in for weekly challenges to create amazing things!

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

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

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

Dec
17
Tue
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Dec
18
Wed
Dine Out Fundraiser for Lafayette Elementary @ MOD Pizza
Dec 18 @ 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

MOD Pizza

December 18
10:30 am-10:00 pm

4755 Fauntleroy SW, Ste. 150

Donating Back: 20%

To get credit toward the fundraiser, patrons will have to present or mention the fundraiser at time of purchase. You can also bring in this flyer or present it with your phone.

Tax and gift-cards are excluded from the donation

Online and phone orders do not count toward the fundraiser

Dec
23
Mon
Library Lab: Robots! @ Delridge Library
Dec 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

Come learn programming basics with our dashing Dash robots, create a track for our Ozobots to follow, and a build maze for our Robot Mice to navigate!

LibraryLab is a time for people of all ages to experiment, play, and create amazing science, technology, engineering, and math-focused inventions. Drop in for weekly challenges to create amazing things!

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

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

Dec
30
Mon
Library Lab: Circuits Challenge @ Delridge Library
Dec 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

Learn about electronic components and basic principles of electronics with Snap Circuits.

LibraryLab is a time for people of all ages to experiment, play, and create amazing science, technology, engineering, and math-focused inventions. Drop in for weekly challenges to create amazing things!

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

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

Jan
1
Wed
West Seattle Polar Bear Swim 2020 at Alki
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Full announcement here.

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

Explore Constellation Park/Richey Viewpoint beach in West Seattle during two winter nighttime low tides with Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists and discover what creatures we see at this time of year. This is a free, family-friendly, drop-in program—no registration necessary! Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

• Friday, January 10, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.73 @ 10:40pm)
• Saturday, February 8, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.45 @ 10:22pm)

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
14
Tue
Tinkergarten Free Trial @ Lincoln Park
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, Alison Arnote, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we share insight into your child’s development.

This trial class is:

  • Designed for children ages 18 months-8 years. Child/children are accompanied by an adult. Siblings of any other age are most welcome.
  • Limited to the first 15 families who register.

Kids may get a bit messy (Hurrah!), so please send them in clothing that can get dirty.

We start the class at the specified location but may end within a reasonable walk from that location.

This trial class is free.

Sign up at https://tinkergarten.com/classes/90855.

Visit https://tinkergarten.com/classes for more times and locations.

Jan
21
Tue
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Jan
22
Wed
‘No Place for Hate’ at WSHS
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm

From the West Seattle High School newsletter:

On January 15 WSHS is launching a “No Place for Hate” Campaign to help establish and maintain a school environment where all students can thrive. Please join the PTSA on January 22 to learn more about this effort at WSHS and for a workshop lead by facilitators from Families of Color Seattle. The workshop is designed to help us all be more equipped to talk with students and others in the school community about race, racism, anti-racism and anti-bias. The 2-hour workshop will include presentations, videos and dialogue. Principal Brian Vance and several staff members will be on hand to join in the discussion. A recent workshop at Alki Elementary attracted over 40 parents and received rave reviews. We will conduct very brief PTSA general meeting business at 6:45 and devote the rest of the time to the topic of Undoing Racism and Teaching Equity to Teens. Join us at 6:30 to have some pizza! RSVP here to help us plan.

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

Explore Constellation Park/Richey Viewpoint beach in West Seattle during two winter nighttime low tides with Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists and discover what creatures we see at this time of year. This is a free, family-friendly, drop-in program—no registration necessary! Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

• Friday, January 10, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.73 @ 10:40pm)
• Saturday, February 8, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.45 @ 10:22pm)

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

Feb
12
Wed
Madison PTSA + ‘Sex and Technology’ @ School Library
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm

Following Madison’s brief PTSA general meeting on Wednesday, February 12th, Birds and Bees and Kids founder, author, and sexual health educator, Amy Lang, MA, will talk with parents about Sex and Technology. The meeting and talk will run from 6:30 pm-8 pm in the Madison library. All Madison families are welcome to attend! To learn more about Amy Lang and what she offers, read more on her birdsandbeesandkids website.

Feb
28
Fri
Friday Nite Live Open Mic Launch Party @ Hghland Park Improvement Club
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

“FRIDAY NITE LIVE” LAUNCH PARTY
Monthly Fourth Friday Open Mic

7-8:30 pm Doors open 6:30

Introducing HPIC’s newest monthly event, hosted by Dina Lydia: an open mic/open stage for most genres of performing art: musical, spoken word, drama, poetry, dance. We have a large stage, dance floor and nice sound system. Limited to 5-minute acts — then a second 5-minute act if time allows.

Super venue for local creatives to perform onstage: musical, dance, spoken word comedy, etc.
Five-minute segments
For ages 15 and older

FREE PIZZA for the launch party. Beverages, no alcohol.

Sign up on arrival, or contact host Dina Lydia to secure a spot: hpic.openmic@yahoo.com

Mar
12
Thu
Open Mic @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

An open mic for musicians and singers of all genres of music. Amateurs, professionals, and kids are invited to come share their music in a warm, inviting setting.

Mar
14
Sat
MEETING VIA ZOOM – West Seattle Linux Users Group @ Fauntleroy YMCA
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

3/14/2020 meeting via Zoom – info here

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regular info

West Seattle LUG (WSeaLUG) Meeting @ Fauntleroy YMCA

Join the West Seattle LUG (Linux User Group) for our bi-weekly meetup.

We’re a welcoming community of folks who gather to talk about Linux and Linux-related tech in West Seattle. At each meeting we plan to have a 30-minute demonstration of something GNU/Linux related.

For more information visit: gettogether.community/wsealug/

Mar
17
Tue
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Unplugged – A Musical Gathering! @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

An informal venue in a cozy coffeehouse for acoustic instrumentalists and singers of all stripes: Classical, Early Music, Jazz, Folk, Composers, et. al.

Mar
21
Sat
Highland Park Elementary PTA’s Night Circus benefit @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for at the Night Circus!
Highland Park Elementary Fund the Future Auction
Single tickets: $40

Saturday, March 21, 2020 – Highland Park Improvement Club

Tent opens at 5:30 PM…

This after-dark extravaganza brings the magic of the big top to Highland Park. Step right up to the center ring for an evening of midway games, spectacular performers, tasty carnival treats and a show-stopping auction!

Although this fantastical circus is just for grown-ups, all proceeds go toward much needed enrichment activities for the amazing students of Highland Park Elementary. As a Title 1 school, we have a rich diversity of cultures, languages and socioeconomic backgrounds but need community support to help fund the additional academic programs and vital community engagement events that our students deserve.

Circus apparel highly encouraged but come ready to be entertained and inspired, all for a good cause!

Get your ticket today here!

Can’t attend but would like to help fund our students’ futures? Donate here!

We appreciate our local business support! If you’d like to make our auction even more amazing by donating an item and be recognized as a community sponsor visit here!

Mar
29
Sun
CANCELED – All Ages Free Open Mic @ Skylark Café & Club
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Seattle’s Best Open Mic – All Ages Version at Skylark Café & Club:

ALL AGES OPEN MIC every last Sunday of the month. The best OPEN MIC in the city is open for musicians of all ages. We offer a full backline, sound engineer to dial you in, 16 track mixable recording, and the full stage experience! SIGNUP AT 3, MUSIC AT 4. Full bar with ID.

No host to hog the spotlight, just bands/solo acts and a friendly, experienced sound engineer

Full 16 track recordings of your set available for purchase ($10 for solo acts, $20 for bands), make a demo!

Full menu and bar available with 12 beers on tap

All genres welcome: solo, acoustic, electronica, full bands, and comedy of any type 15 minutes/3 songs each (sometimes touring acts get a little extra time) Gretsch house drums, Vox AC30 guitar amp, Yamaha G50410 guitar amp, Ashdown ABM500 bass amp, Shure mics, DIs, etc.

You are welcome to bring more gear, just talk to the sound engineer beforehand to make sure it is compatible.

PLEASE NOTE: Please be courteous of those that were there before you. While this is free to sign-up, please do purchase something as we want to keep providing the opportunity and keep it free.

Apr
9
Thu
Open Mic @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

An open mic for musicians and singers of all genres of music. Amateurs, professionals, and kids are invited to come share their music in a warm, inviting setting.

Apr
21
Tue
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

May
14
Thu
Open Mic @ C & P Coffee Company
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

An open mic for musicians and singers of all genres of music. Amateurs, professionals, and kids are invited to come share their music in a warm, inviting setting.

May
19
Tue
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Jun
9
Tue
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Jun
11
Thu
Open Mic @ C & P Coffee Company
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

An open mic for musicians and singers of all genres of music. Amateurs, professionals, and kids are invited to come share their music in a warm, inviting setting.

Jul
9
Thu
Open Mic @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

An open mic for musicians and singers of all genres of music. Amateurs, professionals, and kids are invited to come share their music in a warm, inviting setting.

Aug
13
Thu
Open Mic @ C & P Coffee Company
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

An open mic for musicians and singers of all genres of music. Amateurs, professionals, and kids are invited to come share their music in a warm, inviting setting.

Sep
10
Thu
Open Mic @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

An open mic for musicians and singers of all genres of music. Amateurs, professionals, and kids are invited to come share their music in a warm, inviting setting.

Sep
19
Sat
Benefit yard sale
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sep
20
Sun
Benefit yard sale
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct
8
Thu
Open Mic @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

An open mic for musicians and singers of all genres of music. Amateurs, professionals, and kids are invited to come share their music in a warm, inviting setting.

Oct
15
Thu
Dine out for Lafayette Elementary @ MOD Pizza
Oct 15 @ 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

October 15, 10:30 AM-10 PM, Dine Out/Take Fundraiser at Mod Pizza for Lafayette Elementary.
You can participate in this fundraiser by:

Take out
Delivery
Pick up

To place your order visit MOD Pizza’s online order website. Use the promo code of “GR159158L” and 20% of your meal’s price will be donated back to Lafayette Elementary School PTA.