West Seattle Event Calendar

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Oct
3
Wed
2018
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Oct
6
Sat
2018
Daystar Dialoguers Toastmasters Club @ Daystar
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Daystar Dialoguers Toastmasters Club Meeting

Conquer your fears of public speaking! Polish your communication skills!

Daystar Dialoguers is a Toastmasters club that meets the 1st & 3rd Saturday mornings, 10-11 am, near Westwood Village in West Seattle. Come be our guest to try out a meeting! Toastmasters is a supportive club that was founded to help people gain practice and confidence in speaking in front of groups. All levels welcome. For directions or more information, e-mail dtmsherrytuck@gmail.com or see daystarclub.toastmastersclubs.org .

West Duwamish Greenbelt history walk
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am

Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m.

Walk the West Duwamish Greenbelt with South Seattle College historian Randy Nelson to learn more about the history of the greenbelt. We will explore the route of the old Highland Park/Burien railroad that operated from 1912 to 1929, learn about the sand and gravel operations from the 1920s to the 1960s, and the plans for the “Sound Way” freeway that would have run through West Seattle. Meet at the trailhead at 14th Ave. SW and SW Holly St. More information at wdgtrails.wordpress.com.

Let’s Talk Race series: American Education System @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The American Education System
Saturday, October 6, 2018

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Youngstown Cultural Arts Center: 4408 Delridge Way SW

Free event, register here

We warmly invite you to an exploration and interactive discussion of the American Educational System and the populations it serves. We will look at the impacts of history and various structures that influence education in America. Participants attending this session will: Explore impacts of race and colonization in the American Educational System, converse and question in community with each other, and define systems of oppression and racism.

FREE and open to the community, free child care and community dinner provided.

For more information and accessibility needs, contact nafasi@dnda.org

Oct
10
Wed
2018
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Oct
11
Thu
2018
Make Sure Your Website Works for You @ YWCA Greenbridge Learning Center
Oct 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Make Sure Your Website Works for You

If you’re launching a new business website (or sprucing up an old site), this workshop will help. Learn how to create a search-friendly site that’s useful for customers and supports your business goals.

Join us for a free workshop to get started.

Date: October 11, 2018

Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Location: YWCA Greenbridge Learning Center, 9720 8th Ave. SW

Register: 206-336-7000 x6984 by 10/9

For more details, contact: Beth Pascarella, YWCA – 206-336-6984

Oct
12
Fri
2018
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Oct 12 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Oct
13
Sat
2018
Haunted Hike @ Kiwanis Schoenwald Park
Oct 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Haunted Hike

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Kiwanis Schoenwald Park

16030 Sylvester Road SW

Burien, WA

(Drive behind Sylvester Middle School)

5:30-8:30 pm

Boy Scout Troop 360 (Lake Burien Presbyterian Church) is hosting this great family event. Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops, and other community groups from across the region, are coming together to offer a haunted hike this Saturday, October 13, for all kids and their families in the West Seattle area. The cost is $2 per person. There will be Halloween-themed displays and activities along the trails throughout this beautiful, forested park.

Everyone should bring a flashlight to help as they walk from display to display because the trails can be very dark. There will also be Halloween treats available at many of the displays. Roasting monkey brains that strangely look a lot like marshmallows will occur as well. The kids will have lots of fun, and this event is a great way to learn more about the many Scouting youth programs that are available to families in the area.

And the rumors that a 10-foot tall T-Rex skeleton will be roving the park in search of Cub Scouts to eat may be true. But our hero Boy Scouts, using spears, will be protecting all kids from this largest carnivore in King County. Listen for the roaring as you start your hike.

Oct
14
Sun
2018
Seattle Writes: Writing Emotion in Fiction @ Southwest Library
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Southwest Library:

Instructor Karen Finneyfrock guides you though ways to develop an emotional response in readers in this workshop for fiction writers.

Do you find yourself struggling to show a character’s emotions on the page? End up with a lot of hand-wringing and tears? In this workshop, we will explore some of the ways writers create an emotional response in the reader. Primarily geared toward writers working on novels or short stories.

Karen Finneyfrock is a poet and young adult novelist. She has been a teacher and Writer-in-Residence at Hugo House, teaches for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers in the Schools program, and was the curator for the 2016 Jack Straw Writers Program.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for this writing class, but seating is limited. Seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Doors to the meeting room will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. We’ll try our best to make room for all interested writers, but students may be turned away if the room is filled to capacity. Due to the fire code, we cannot exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Please bring a pen/pencil and paper or fully-charged laptop to each class.

Accommodation requests may be made with seven days advanced notice to LEAP or call (206) 615-1380 (v/tty).

Seattle Writes supports local writers through programs, workshops, write-ins, and by providing spaces to work throughout the city.

The Seattle Writes series is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Find out more about Seattle Writes programs and resources.

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
Tue
2018
Housing Fair @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Organizations and businesses that provide housing to seniors will be present to provide information and answer questions about independent living, retirement communities, assisted living, skilled nursing, and low income options.

Lunch is free to those who visit four vendors at the Fair.
Menu: Grilled Salmon, Fresh Garden Salad, Roasted Red Potatoes, Garlic Bread, Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Sponsored by CarePartners Senior Living and With a Little Help Inc.

Please pre-register by Monday, October 15 by calling 206.932.4044 x1 or just stop by the front desk.

Oct
17
Wed
2018
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Discover the Wonders of an Urban, Old-Growth Forest @ Schmitz Preserve Park
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Discover the Wonders of an Urban, Old-Growth Forest- FREE!

Activity #186965

Wed Oct 17

10 am-11:30 am

Location: Schmitz Preserve Park, 5551 SW Admiral Way

Wander among giants of the forest at West Seattle’s Schmitz Park with a retired park ranger, Pat Pilcher, as your guide. Whether your relationship with trees is a casual fling or a passionate affair, you will discover facts and hear stories about these marvelous plants that may change your perception of trees. The walk will explore the essence of the old growth forest that once covered most of the Puget Sound area to understand and appreciate our bond with this exceptional environment. During the walk we’ll learn key characteristics to aid in identifying many native trees. This is an interactive experience that encourages participation while respecting your perspective and shared wisdom. Meet at the Admiral Way entrance and be prepared for muddy trails and possible rainy weather. To register, contact John.Hasslinger@Seattle.gov or call 206-256-5403.

Oct
18
Thu
2018
Tips for Measuring Online Success @ YWCA Greenbridge Learning Center
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Tips for Measuring Online Success

You invest time, effort, and resources into being online, but do you know how much it’s worth to your bottom line?

This workshop introduces ways to track and measure progress, so you can find out.

Join us for a free workshop to get started.

Date: October 18, 2018

Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Location: YWCA Greenbridge Learning Center, 9720 8th Ave. SW

Register: 206-336-7000 x6984 by 10/16

For more details, contact: Beth Pascarella, YWCA – 206-336-6984

These workshop are brought to you jointly by Ethnic Business Coalition and YWCA Greenbridge.

South Park stop on Superintendent Denise Juneau’s listening tour @ Concord International Elementary School
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Seattle Public Schools superintendent Denise Juneau brings her listening tour to Concord International Elementary School. Discussion to be conducted in Spanish with English translation. Child care and dinner provided.

Oct
19
Fri
2018
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Oct 19 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Oct
21
Sun
2018
Seattle Writes (for teens): Piloting the Category Five Hurricane: Getting Through Tough Times @ High Point Library
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At the High Point Library:

Teens are invited to join poet Ann Teplick in a poetry-writing workshop that explores the themes of self-care and resilience.

In this poetry-writing workshop for teens, we will explore the themes of self-care and resilience. In a world where, in addition to our own personal challenges, we witness the struggles of those whom we love, and of those whom we haven’t had the good fortune to meet; in a world where overwhelm is often the wave that spins us to our outer limits—what brings us to solid ground?

In two workshops at the High Point and Delridge Branches, teens will read and be inspired to respond to the work of poets such as Li-Young Lee, Nikki Giovanni, Naomi Shihab Nye, Suheir Hammad, Rumi, Gretel Ehrlich, Ntozake Shange, David Wagoner, Francisco X. Alarcon, and more. The material for each workshop will be different. Please attend one or both! All participants are invited to read and celebrate their work on Sunday November 4th from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Highpoint Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Do join us!

Ann Teplick is a Seattle poet, playwright, prose writer, and teaching artist. She writes with youth at Seattle Children’s Hospital, through Writers in the Schools; Child Study Treatment Center, through Pongo Teen Writing; and at Coyote Central. She’s received support from Artist Trust, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture, and The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Her writing has appeared in Raven Chronicles, Crab Creek Review, The Louisville Review, Drash, Spartan, Hunger Mountain, Jack Straw Writers’ Anthology, 4Culture’s Poetry on the Busses, and more. Her plays have been showcased in Washington, Oregon, and Nova Scotia. She is currently working on a young-adult novel in poems where resilience and self-care save the day in the face of tragedy.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. This workshop is intended for teens. Registration is not required for this writing class, but seating is limited. Seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Doors to the meeting room will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. We’ll try our best to make room for all interested writers, but students may be turned away if the room is filled to capacity. Due to the fire code, we cannot exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Please bring a pen/pencil and paper or fully-charged laptop to each class.

Accommodation requests may be made with seven days advanced notice to LEAP or call (206) 615-1380 (v/tty).

Seattle Writes supports local writers through programs, workshops, write-ins, and by providing spaces to work throughout the city.

The Seattle Writes series is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Find out more about Seattle Writes programs and resources.

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
24
Wed
2018
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Oct
26
Fri
2018
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Oct 26 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Oct
30
Tue
2018
Membership birthday lunch @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Birthday Lunch is FREE for members in their Birthday month at the Senior Center of West Seattle. Birthday Cake too! Entertainment: Kelly Van Camp of the Dusty 45s.

Boo-thday Spooktacular
Menu: Cauldron Roasted Beef
Haunted Mashed Potatoes
Goblin Roasted Vegetables
Dinner Troll and Butter
Sleepy Hollow Pumpkin Pie

Everyone (regardless of birthdate) is welcome!
Senior Center of West Seattle members with an October birthday eat free!

Lunch is a suggested $5 donation for those over 60 and $10 for those under 60. Please pre-register by Monday, October 29 by calling 206.932.4044 x1 or just stop by the front desk.

Sponsored by Park West

Oct
31
Wed
2018
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Nov
2
Fri
2018
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Nov 2 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Nov
7
Wed
2018
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Understanding Your Cultural Lens for Our Multicultural Community @ Our Lady of Guadalupe
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Understanding Your Cultural Lens for Our Multicultural Community

Wednesday, November 7 from 7 – 9 pm in the Walmesley Center (gym), 7000 35th Ave SW,
Information: www.olgseattle.org

This is an interactive workshop to explore our cultural lenses. Cultural lenses affect how we walk through the world and how we interact with people from different cultural backgrounds.
Key concepts:

*Moving beyond cultural competency to values of cultural humility
*Respectful communication guidelines and practices
*Exercises to recognize and explore one’s cultural framework
*Understand the interplay of our own culture within dominant culture
*Embodies practices to cultivate self-awareness in interactions

Nov
8
Thu
2018
Free ‘Move vs. Remodel’ Workshop @ Graystone Mortgage
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm

‘Move vs Remodel’ Workshop

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Where: Graystone Mortgage, LLC, 4726 42nd Ave SW

Seats are limited. Text 206-512-0352 to reserve a seat.

Thinking of moving or remodeling your home?
Come to a FREE Move vs. Remodel Workshop!

Many homeowners are wondering whether they should move or remodel. We’ll explore both options in-depth and find the solution that’s best for you.

Learn about:
• Typical remodeling costs and timelines
• Remodel finance options
• West Seattle real estate trends

Presented by:
Josh Niederberger, Professional Contractor at Niederberger Contracting [WSB sponsor]
Sam Centioli (NMLS#50704), Mortgage Loan Originator at Graystone Mortgage, LLC (CO. NMLS #18163)
Heidi Mitchell, Real Estate Broker at Compass

This message is not intended to solicit current listings..

Nov
9
Fri
2018
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Nov 9 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Nov
10
Sat
2018
Alki Kayak Tours Used Gear Blowout
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Alki Kayak Tours Used Gear Blowout!

Saturday November 10th, 2018
10 am-4 pm

1660 Harbor Ave SW

Used Bikes, Skates, Long boards, Kayaks, Stand Up paddle boards and more!
Holiday gift certificates for kayak tours and classes

Nov
14
Wed
2018
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

‘Open Borders’ by Betsy Bell – Book Reading & Signing @ HomeStreet Bank
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Betsy Bell’s memoir ‘Open Borders‘ about her involvement with the anti-nuclear movement called Target Seattle in the 1980s is available October 16th from your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble. HomeStreet Bank is hosting a book reading and signing on November 14th from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Join Betsy and your friends for an after-hours launch party.

Nov
16
Fri
2018
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Nov 16 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Nov
17
Sat
2018
Nature Survival Skills Workshops for Women @ TBA
Nov 17 all-day

Nature Survival Skills Workshops for Women

Vashon Wilderness Program’s women mentors will help you cultivate the feeling of empowerment, connection with the earth, and profound sense of belonging that comes from practicing survival skills. Through skill-building, nature-based reflection, and storytelling, you’ll deepen your understanding of yourself and learn how to live with the natural world, as part of it, rather than seeing the wilderness as just a challenge to survive. Each workshop may be taken separately for $80 + materials fee, or as a series for $300 + materials fee.

Nov 17 – SHELTER, Apr 20 – BIRD LANGUAGE, May 18 – WILDCRAFT (wild food)

More information here.

Nov
18
Sun
2018
Peace Lutheran Church Holiday Craft Bazaar
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Holiday Craft Bazaar, West Seattle

SAT-SUN Arts and crafts, silent auction with themed baskets, fair trade/global gifts, bake sale, gifts for everyone! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday 11/17/18; 12 noon-3 p.m. Sunday 11/18/18. Free children’s crafts/activities and hot lunch available for purchase on Saturday.

Peace Lutheran Church, 8316 39th Ave. SW, www.peacelutheranseattle.org. Corner of SW Thistle and 39th Ave SW.

Southwest Stories: Washington At War – The Evergreen State In World War I @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presented by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society:

Public historian Lorraine McConaghy offers a “Readers’ Theater,” where audience members participate in reading a script out aloud on “Washington at War: The Evergreen State in World War I.”

Lorraine McConaghy begins the program with an illustrated introduction to the war’s themes before offering a “Readers’ Theater,” a script that is read aloud together, allowing participants to speak the history they are discovering. The script includes excerpts from newspapers, diaries, writings, speeches and correspondence, and is based on extensive research in primary source material focused on the war’s impact on Washington – and how Washington impacted the war. The reading covers the period 1914-1919. Lorraine will tailor her remarks to West Seattle, on the Great War home front.

Lorraine McConaghy is a public historian. At the Museum of History & Industry and Washington State History Museum, her work as historian and curator has dealt with Washington at war during the Treaty War of 1855-56, the Civil War, World War I, and World War II.

This talk is presented by Humanities Washington, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, and The Seattle Public Library. It is part of Southwest Stories, a series offering monthly presentations on the history of West Seattle and the Duwamish Peninsula on the third Sundays at the five branches in West Seattle.

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

Nov
19
Mon
2018
South Seattle College poetry reading @ Olympic Hall
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

SOUTH’S ANNUAL POETRY READING

Monday, November 19

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Olympic Hall Theatre

SOUTH SEATTLE COLLEGE

FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE

Please join Mike Hickey’s incredibly talented & brilliant ENGL 151 creative writing class for some original beast mode poetry that is guaranteed to rock your world!

Nov
21
Wed
2018
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Nov
23
Fri
2018
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Nov 23 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Nov
28
Wed
2018
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

WordsWest Literary Series – NOVEMBER EVENT, SPECIAL DATE @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WordsWest Literary Series at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

WordsWest Literary Series Presents

Bellingham Brings It! A Post-Thanksgiving Feast of Words
with Bruce Beasley, Carol Guess & Suzanne Paola
Favorite Poem by and Dessert Benefit for West Seattle Food Bank

SPECIAL DATE!

7:00 pm, Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, C & P Coffee Co., 5612 California Ave. SW

Join WordsWest on this special date as three Bellingham writers bring you a feast of words to satiate your post-Thanksgiving hunger for top-notch writing. Bruce Beasley will read poetry, Suzanne Paola non-fiction and Carol Guess will surprise us with her genre-acrobatics! For the fifth year in a row, our November event will feature a bake sale with 100% of the proceeds given to the West Seattle Food Bank and a food bank volunteer will share their favorite poem.

Bruce Beasley is a professor of English at Western Washington University and the author of eight collections of poems, most recently All Soul Parts Returned (BOA Editions, 2017).

Carol Guess is the author of nineteen books of poetry and prose, including Darling Endangered, Doll Studies: Forensics, and Tinderbox Lawn. In 2014 she was awarded the Philolexian Award for Distinguished Literary Achievement by Columbia University. She teaches in the MFA program at Western Washington University.

Suzanne Paola Antonetta’s latest works of nonfiction are Make Me a Mother (W.W. Norton) and Curious Atoms (Essay Press). She is also author of Body Toxic, A Mind Apart, and the novella Stolen Moments. Awards include a New York Times Notable Book, an American Book Award, and an Oprah Bookshelf pick.

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to guided writing explorations. Each month we also host a community member to share his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw.

Nov
30
Fri
2018
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Nov 30 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Free Workshop: How To Apply For A Job With A Conviction History @ High Point Library
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come to the High Point Library for a class designed to help individuals with a criminal background successfully apply for employment.

This class provides information about necessary materials, preparation tips, and strategies to answer criminal background questions.

Class taught in partnership with South Seattle College WorkSource Affiliate.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Please call the High Point Branch (206-684-7454) with questions or to sign up for a reminder call.

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.

West Seattle Artist Studio Tour @ various locations
Nov 30 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meet local West Seattle artists while getting an early start on your Holiday Shopping! West Seattle studios include: Brace Point Pottery, Damian Grava Studio, Carolyn Autenrieth Studio and Penguina Designs Studio.

First Choice Friday Nov 30th from 4-9 pm, Open Studios: Saturday Dec 1st and Sunday Dec 2nd from 10 am-5 pm. Visit seattlesampling.com/map.html for studio locations and more information!

Dec
1
Sat
2018
Native Plant ID and Invasive Plant Removal Along Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail @ Thistle Street Green Space
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

A beautiful area called the Thistle Street Green Space along the
Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail needs your help in a battle against invasive
species. Next to a local pea patch garden, Chief Sealth High School,
and Longfellow Creek, this piece of green space requires regular
maintenance to keep it clear of invaders like Himalayan
Blackberry, Buttercup, Herb Robert, and others. Come volunteer with
DIRT Corps and learn how to identify both native plants and invasive plants
as well as how to remove all kinds of invasive species so native
plants can thrive. Afterwards you can walk the trails and explore this
hidden gem in Delridge.

Map of parking and meet area:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z_PRew4vQgXLut1tDOzufaI8O4L-y1_4/view

West Seattle Artist Studio Tour @ various locations
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Meet local West Seattle artists while getting an early start on your Holiday Shopping! West Seattle studios include: Brace Point Pottery, Damian Grava Studio, Carolyn Autenrieth Studio and Penguina Designs Studio.

First Choice Friday Nov 30th from 4-9 pm, Open Studios: Saturday Dec 1st and Sunday Dec 2nd from 10 am-5 pm. Visit seattlesampling.com/map.html for studio locations and more information!

Dec
2
Sun
2018
West Seattle Artist Studio Tour @ various locations
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Meet local West Seattle artists while getting an early start on your Holiday Shopping! West Seattle studios include: Brace Point Pottery, Damian Grava Studio, Carolyn Autenrieth Studio and Penguina Designs Studio.

First Choice Friday Nov 30th from 4-9 pm, Open Studios: Saturday Dec 1st and Sunday Dec 2nd from 10 am-5 pm. Visit seattlesampling.com/map.html for studio locations and more information!

West Seattle Alternative Giving Fair @ Fauntleroy Church
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

West Seattle Alternative Giving Fair @ Fauntleroy Church

December 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

A wide variety of nonprofits will be on hand in Fellowship Hall to explain their work and accept donations for heartfelt holiday giving to loved ones, coaches, hairdressers, and others on your list. Co-sponsored by Admiral, Alki, and Fauntleroy United Church of Christ congregations.

(LIST ADDED 11/27)

Compass Housing Alliance
Earth Ministry
Fauntleroy Church Homelessness Task Force
Fauntleroy Watershed Stewardship Fund
Food Lifeline
Friend to Friend America
Hope of Children & Women
Islandwood Scholarship Fund
Mary’s Place
Reading With Rover
Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project
SeaVuria Girls to Girls
Senior Center of West Seattle
Southwest Youth & Family Services
The Whale Trail
Tiny Homes Project
West Seattle Food Bank
West Seattle Helpline
White Center Food Bank
Winter Wear Project
YouthCare

Tibbetts Holiday Bazaar @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Dec 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Holiday Craft Bazaar at Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 11:30 am-1 pm

Just in time for the holidays, Tibbetts has a beautiful and unique selection of hand-sewn items, stocking stuffers, crafts, sports fans gear, gift baskets, and baked goods available for sale at our Holiday Craft Bazaar. Sip on a hot beverage and Christmas cookies while you choose the perfect gifts for special people in your life: children, teachers, bosses, friends, family members.

This event is immediately following the Worship Service (also a great experience as we signal the beginning of Advent with the children singing, Bell Choir ringing, Chancel Choir singing and the Hanging of the Greens!) The Holiday Craft Bazaar and will be held in the Fellowship Hall at the corner of 41st and Andover streets.

Dec
5
Wed
2018
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Story time with Kerri Kokias, author of ‘Snow Sisters!’ @ South Park Branch Library
Dec 5 @ 11:15 am – 11:45 am

At the Southpark Library:

Families are invited to meet West Seattle author Kerri Kokias. She will read her new picture book “Snow Sisters!” followed by a fun winter craft inspired by the story! For ages 2 and up.

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
7
Fri
2018
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Dec 7 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Dec
8
Sat
2018
Alizah Olivas Trunk Show at Capers @ Capers Home
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Capers Home of West Seattle hosts local jeweler Alizah Olivas.

Alizah’s collection features semi-precious stones, mixed metals in a single piece, and chains embellished with semi-precious stones. For this trunk show, Alizah will have everything from rings to bracelets to necklaces available for purchase. She makes all her jewelry by hand, and each piece is uniquely different. Her jewelry is the perfect gift this holiday season.

CAPERS is the home entertaining and gift shop in the West Seattle Junction that features locally sourced, eco-friendly, and fairly-traded products to make your house a home. Owner Lisa Myers and staf, dedicate both time and resources to help those in the neighborhood who are less fortunate.

Christmas Market (Christkindl Markt) @ Admiral Congregational Church
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Christkindl Market at Admiral Church is a craft fair in the style of old world German Christmas.

Look for mulled cider, Bavarian pretzels, home-made gifts, baked goods, coffee and tea, and various plants for sale. Drop by for a warm drink and find a great gift for family and friends. You can even exercise your rusty German!

Native Plant ID and Invasive Plant Removal Along Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail @ Thistle Street Green Space
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

A beautiful area called the Thistle Street Green Space along the
Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail needs your help in a battle against invasive
species. Next to a local pea patch garden, Chief Sealth High School,
and Longfellow Creek, this piece of green space requires regular
maintenance to keep it clear of invaders like Himalayan
Blackberry, Buttercup, Herb Robert, and others. Come volunteer with
DIRT Corps and learn how to identify both native plants and invasive plants
as well as how to remove all kinds of invasive species so native
plants can thrive. Afterwards you can walk the trails and explore this
hidden gem in Delridge.

Map of parking and meet area:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z_PRew4vQgXLut1tDOzufaI8O4L-y1_4/view

Dec
9
Sun
2018
Alizah Olivas Trunk Show at Capers @ Capers Home
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Capers Home of West Seattle hosts local jeweler Alizah Olivas.

Alizah’s collection features semi-precious stones, mixed metals in a single piece, and chains embellished with semi-precious stones. For this trunk show, Alizah will have everything from rings to bracelets to necklaces available for purchase. She makes all her jewelry by hand, and each piece is uniquely different. Her jewelry is the perfect gift this holiday season.

CAPERS is the home entertaining and gift shop in the West Seattle Junction that features locally sourced, eco-friendly, and fairly-traded products to make your house a home. Owner Lisa Myers and staf, dedicate both time and resources to help those in the neighborhood who are less fortunate.

Dec
11
Tue
2018
NEW: Evening Admission Workshop at South Seattle College
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

*NEW* Evening Admission Workshop

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Time: 5-6 p.m.

Location: South Seattle College, Library 217 (campus map)

South Seattle College’s Admission Workshops are now held in the evenings to accommodate working professionals and high school students. Attendees will get hands-on help completing their free college application. Additional topics covered include funding resources to help pay for college (including financial aid, scholarships and work study), one-on-one help with the Steps to Enroll and tips on registering for classes and new student orientation. The workshop is designed for future students interested in applying to South’s academic transfer and professional/technical career training programs, and information will also be shared on those pathways.

Drop-ins are welcome, signing-up in advance is encouraged. Please visit the Admissions Workshop webpage to RSVP.

Dec
12
Wed
2018
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Dec
13
Thu
2018
Story time with Kerri Kokias, author of ‘Snow Sisters!’ @ Delridge Library
Dec 13 @ 11:15 am – 11:45 am

At the Delridge Library:

Families are invited to meet West Seattle author Kerri Kokias. She will read her new picture book “Snow Sisters!” followed by a fun winter craft inspired by the story! For ages 2 and up.

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
14
Fri
2018
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Dec 14 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

1st Annual West Seattle Winter Night Market @ Spruce
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A curated holiday night market of makers, designers, artists, and small businesses. Sip a beverage and browse locally handcrafted jewelry, handbags, candles, blown glass, paper goods,  bakery items, and more.

The lineup includes:

  • Rebekah J Designs
  • Sage to Sea Designs
  • Seattle Candle Company
  • Goose Creek Mercantile
  • Alexandra’s Macarons
  • Hori Hori Flowers
  • Acres Baking
  • Megan Ashley Ceramics
  • Good Sheila
  • Hive Designs
  • Alair
  • Flourish Beauty
  • Juniper–A Natural Nail Bar
  • Purelyposhsoapco

Get ready for a fun festive night shopping small and supporting your neighbors.

Dec
15
Sat
2018
Nature Crafting Skills Workshops for Women @ TBA
Dec 15 all-day

Nature Crafting Skills Workshops for Women

Working with your own hands invites you to be still, within the present moment – for complete concentration to the work at hand. Holding your creation brings a connection to the Earth and the many traditional cultures who honored the plants, fibers, and animals of the land they lived with. Each class will cover the basics of traditional crafting to create a small ‘keepsake’ item of function and beauty. Participants will also take home the tools used in class for continued crafting beyond our time together. COST: $300, plus $125 materials fee for the entire series.

Dec 15 – CARVING, Jan 19 – BASKETRY, Feb 16 – LEATHER CRAFT, Mar 16 – WILDCRAFT (plant medicine)

More information: vashonwildernessprogram.org

West Seattle Tool Library Winter Garage Sale @ West Seattle Tool Library
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

We have too many tools! Help us find new homes for them! Hundreds of
tools for sale–from yard tools all the way up to scroll saws. Come
check out our winter garage sale and add to your collection.
Compressors, shovels, and rakes. Painting and tiling tools.
Power tools and hundreds of other items!

Dec
16
Sun
2018
Southwest Stories: Tengu Fishing Club @ Delridge Library
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presented by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society:

At the Delridge Library: Join us for an interview with Mas Tahara, featuring fish-tales of the “Tengu Fishing Club.”

The “Tengu Fishing Club” was founded by one of several Japanese-American tackle shops located in downtown Seattle. One particular shop started a salmon fishing competition, later called the “Tengu Fishing Club” around 1936-1937. Fishing competitions like this were common at this time but the Japanese-American population wasn’t welcomed during the typical salmon fishing season in the spring or summer. They began their own tradition, with the distinct difference of welcoming any participants. Held during the cold winter months of November through January, each weekend of the competition would document who had caught the largest fish, and the ultimate winner was chosen at the end of the 12-week period.

Mas Tahara is a longtime Seattle resident and former University of Washington microbiology researcher. He chaired the “Tengu Fishing Club” for over 40 years and published a book about his experiences called “Tengu – Tales Told by Fishermen and Women of The Tengu Club of Seattle.”

Presented in partnership with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society as part of its Southwest Stories series offering presentations on the history of West Seattle and the Duwamish Peninsula.

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

Dec
19
Wed
2018
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Dec
21
Fri
2018
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Dec 21 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Homage to Richard Hugo @ Mac's Triangle Pub
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

2nd annual celebration of the life of White Center poet Richard Hugo, on his birthday, December 21st, 7 pm at Mac’s Triangle Pub.

Dec
26
Wed
2018
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Dec 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Dec
28
Fri
2018
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Dec 28 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Jan
2
Wed
2019
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Jan 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Jan
4
Fri
2019
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Jan 4 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Jan
9
Wed
2019
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Jan
10
Thu
2019
Celebration of Life Workshop at Quail Park @ Quail Park Memory Care Residences of West Seattle
Jan 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn about Doula Care & Coaching for End of Life

– Guest Speaker –
Crystal Flores–Certified Health Coach, EOL-Doula, Mentor, Hospice Volunteer and owner of Your Ultimate Love Story!

This workshop is to increase awareness around the Death Positive movement. Crystal has a personal story to share one that brought her to this work. Many people don’t know their rights, options, and the services available surrounding End of Life. Crystal’s mission is to dis-armor the fear around death by normalizing the process, helping families open dialogue, and creating a sacred space for all during transition. You can find out more about Crystal Flores at: Your Ultimate Love Story.

Refreshments & Snacks Will Be Provided!

Get more information.

Register Now!

I can’t make it.

Words, Writers, & West Seattle: Claudia Castro Luna @ Southwest Library
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna for an evening of conversation and poetry.

Claudia Castro Luna is Washington State’s current Poet Laureate and former Seattle Civic Poet. She is the author of the Pushcart nominated Killing Marias and This City. She is also the creator of the acclaimed Seattle Poetic Grid, which traces the city in the voices of its citizens. Claudia Castro Luna is passionate about the value of community building through the power of language, and her poems look at our personal ties, our relationships to the natural world and the consequences of injustice, wherever it is found.

This program is part of the Words, Writers & West Seattle series which features writers connected to the Duwamish Peninsula. Programs are held monthly on the second Thursday evenings. Books will be available for purchase. Presented in partnership with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

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
11
Fri
2019
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Jan 11 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Jan
12
Sat
2019
34th District Legislators’ Town Hall @ Delridge Community Center
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

34th District Reps. Eileen Cody and Joe Fitzgibbon and Sen.-elect Joe Nguyen lead a town-hall discussion before the Legislature convenes. All welcome!

Constituents are encouraged to attend a town hall with 34th District legislators Saturday, January 12 from 10 AM to 12 PM at the Delridge Community Center. Lawmakers will share thoughts on legislative priorities and answer questions from constituents on a range of issues.

Jan
16
Wed
2019
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

WordsWest Event with Writers E. J. Koh and Juan Carlos Reyes @ C & P Coffee Co.
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm

What is truly “new” in the New Year? How much of our optimism or pessimism for what’s to come has to do with what’s happening now, and how much has to do with unresolved collisions? On January 16, 2019, writers E. J. Koh and Juan Carlos Reyes wrestle with “Past and Future Selves”: the intangible apparitions that haunt our everyday lives.

E. J. Koh is the author of A Lesser Love, winner of the Pleiades Editors Prize, and her memoir The Magical Language of Others is forthcoming from Tin House Books. Her work has appeared in Academy of American Poets, Boston Review, Columbia Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Prairie Schooner. She received fellowships from The American Literary Translators Association, Kundiman, The MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center, and elsewhere. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Juan Carlos Reyes has published the novella A Summer’s Lynching (Quarterly West) and the fiction chapbook Elements of a Bystander (Arcadia Press). His stories, poems and essays have appeared in Ascentos Review, KGB Lit, and Hawai’i Review, among others. He is a 2018 Jack Straw Writers Fellow and is currently an Assistant Professor of creative writing at Seattle University. He is also the chief editor at Big Fiction magazine. He is the recipient of the Artist Trust 2018 LaSalle Storyteller Award in Fiction.

The Favorite Poem Project, a vital part of WordsWest’s monthly literary events, invites a community member to share a favorite poem and information about his or her organization. On January 16th, we welcome a favorite poem from Fawn Coussens, MSPT, owner and physical therapist at Kinetic Physical Therapy, located one block south of the West Seattle Junction.


WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw. Grant funding from Poets & Writers, Inc. allows WordsWest to pay featured writers for their time and talent.

Jan
18
Fri
2019
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Jan 18 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Jan
19
Sat
2019
Nature Crafting Skills Workshops for Women @ TBA
Jan 19 all-day

Nature Crafting Skills Workshops for Women

Working with your own hands invites you to be still, within the present moment – for complete concentration to the work at hand. Holding your creation brings a connection to the Earth and the many traditional cultures who honored the plants, fibers, and animals of the land they lived with. Each class will cover the basics of traditional crafting to create a small ‘keepsake’ item of function and beauty. Participants will also take home the tools used in class for continued crafting beyond our time together. COST: $300, plus $125 materials fee for the entire series.

Dec 15 – CARVING, Jan 19 – BASKETRY, Feb 16 – LEATHER CRAFT, Mar 16 – WILDCRAFT (plant medicine)

More information: vashonwildernessprogram.org

Jan
20
Sun
2019
Seattle Swing Dance Club – Dances and Lessons @ Alki Masonic Center
Jan 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Seattle Swing Dance Club holds West Coast Swing dances and lessons at the Alki Masonic Center:

4:00-6:00 PM Intermediate+ Level Workshops
6:00-9:30 PM Social dance w/ DJ
6:00-6:30 PM FREE Beginner Lesson upstairs

Jan 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Feb 17 – Alki Masonic Center
March 3 – Alki Masonic Center
March 17 – Alki Masonic Center
April 7 – Alki Masonic Center
May 5 – Alki Masonic Center
May 19 – Alki Masonic Center
June 2 – Alki Masonic Center
June 16 – Alki Masonic Center
July 7 – Alki Masonic Center
July 21 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 4 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 18 – Alki Masonic Center
Sep 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Set 15 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 6 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 3 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 17 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 15 – Alki Masonic Center

Jan
21
Mon
2019
Restorative Justice and Healing @ Youngstown Theater
Jan 21 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for Restorative Justice and Healing, our MLK Day of Service event in partnership with United Way of King County. Childcare and community dinner are provided.

In honoring Dr. King on this day of service, DNDA will engage Delridge and surrounding communities in constructive conversation about how race and justice influence each other in modern-day America. In examining what it means to have justice, this event will bring together neighbors of all ethnicities and races to bridge our differences and communicate through a restorative justice approach.

Utilizing the peacemaking circle, participants will engage in a non-hierarchical discussion and learn through the collective wisdom embedded in the stories and lived experiences of all participants.

This event will include a screening of the film Healing Justice, which explores the causes and consequences of the U.S. justice system and its effect on marginalized communities.

Local service-based organizations will be invited to participate and advocate for the resources they provide—including organizations like Hate Free Delridge and Young Women Empowered. Following the event, all participants and volunteers will be invited to continue discussing over a community dinner.

Please register here by Jan 18, 2019.

Guardian Nomination Workshop @ Lil'Bug Studio
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Who will take care of your kids if something happens to you?

During the workshop, attorney Jenny Ling will guide you through the process of nominating guardians for your children.

You will complete documentation to nominate guardians for your children, it is ESSENTIAL that both parents attend.

Appetizers and refreshments will be provided

Location: Lil’Bug Studio, 10007 13th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98146
When: Monday January 21, 2019 from 6-8 pm & Sunday January 27th from 4-6 pm
Fee: $50 per couple
Register at www.jennylinglaw.com/register-for-a-workshop/

Jan
23
Wed
2019
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Jan
25
Fri
2019
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Jan 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Jan
27
Sun
2019
Guardian Nomination Workshop @ Lil'Bug Studio
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Who will take care of your kids if something happens to you?

During the workshop, attorney Jenny Ling will guide you through the process of nominating guardians for your children.

You will complete documentation to nominate guardians for your children, it is ESSENTIAL that both parents attend.

Appetizers and refreshments will be provided

Location: Lil’Bug Studio, 10007 13th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98146
When: Sunday January 27th from 4-6 pm
Fee: $50 per couple
Register at www.jennylinglaw.com/register-for-a-workshop/

Jan
30
Wed
2019
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Feb
1
Fri
2019
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Feb 1 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Seattle Swing Dance Club – Dances and Lessons @ Alki Masonic Center
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Seattle Swing Dance Club holds West Coast Swing dances and lessons at the Alki Masonic Center:

4:00-6:00 PM Intermediate+ Level Workshops
6:00-9:30 PM Social dance w/ DJ
6:00-6:30 PM FREE Beginner Lesson upstairs

Jan 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Feb 17 – Alki Masonic Center
March 3 – Alki Masonic Center
March 17 – Alki Masonic Center
April 7 – Alki Masonic Center
May 5 – Alki Masonic Center
May 19 – Alki Masonic Center
June 2 – Alki Masonic Center
June 16 – Alki Masonic Center
July 7 – Alki Masonic Center
July 21 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 4 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 18 – Alki Masonic Center
Sep 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Set 15 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 6 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 3 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 17 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 15 – Alki Masonic Center

Feb
6
Wed
2019
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Feb
8
Fri
2019
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Feb 8 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Feb
13
Wed
2019
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Pop-Up Floral Shop @ VAIN
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Happening at VAIN (WSB sponsor):

VAIN will be hosting a pop up floral shop with pre made designer bouquets created by From the Ground Up Floral at VAIN February 13th and 14th 5-8pm. We will also have deep discounts on jewelry and gifts and refreshments served while you shop.

Feb
14
Thu
2019
Pop-Up Floral Shop @ VAIN
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Happening at VAIN (WSB sponsor):

VAIN will be hosting a pop up floral shop with pre made designer bouquets created by From the Ground Up Floral at VAIN February 13th and 14th 5-8pm. We will also have deep discounts on jewelry and gifts and refreshments served while you shop.

Words, Writers, West Seattle: Betsy Bell @ Southwest Library
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us to hear Betsy Bell read from her chronicle, “Open Borders: A Personal Story of Love, Loss and Anti-War Activism.”

Betsy Bell chronicles her personal journey during the 1980s as an anti-war activist and the activities of Target Seattle. In 1983, she travels to Tashkent, Seattle’s Sister City in Uzbekistan and discovers the power of people-to-people connections across political boundaries. She explores how ordinary citizens can be transformed into agents of peace.

A mother, grandmother, and businesswoman, Betsy Bell is a longtime justice activist. Reaching across boundaries that separate us from ‘The Other’ has been a constant thread in Betsy’s life. You can learn more about Betsy Bell by visiting her website.

This program is part of the Words, Writers & West Seattle series which features writers connected to the Duwamish Peninsula. Programs are held monthly on the second Thursday evenings. Books will be available for purchase. Presented in partnership with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

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.

Feb
15
Fri
2019
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Feb 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Feb
16
Sat
2019
Nature Crafting Skills Workshops for Women @ TBA
Feb 16 all-day

Nature Crafting Skills Workshops for Women

Working with your own hands invites you to be still, within the present moment – for complete concentration to the work at hand. Holding your creation brings a connection to the Earth and the many traditional cultures who honored the plants, fibers, and animals of the land they lived with. Each class will cover the basics of traditional crafting to create a small ‘keepsake’ item of function and beauty. Participants will also take home the tools used in class for continued crafting beyond our time together. COST: $300, plus $125 materials fee for the entire series.

Dec 15 – CARVING, Jan 19 – BASKETRY, Feb 16 – LEATHER CRAFT, Mar 16 – WILDCRAFT (plant medicine)

More information: vashonwildernessprogram.org

Feb
17
Sun
2019
Seattle Swing Dance Club – Dances and Lessons @ Alki Masonic Center
Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Seattle Swing Dance Club holds West Coast Swing dances and lessons at the Alki Masonic Center:

4:00-6:00 PM Intermediate+ Level Workshops
6:00-9:30 PM Social dance w/ DJ
6:00-6:30 PM FREE Beginner Lesson upstairs

Jan 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Feb 17 – Alki Masonic Center
March 3 – Alki Masonic Center
March 17 – Alki Masonic Center
April 7 – Alki Masonic Center
May 5 – Alki Masonic Center
May 19 – Alki Masonic Center
June 2 – Alki Masonic Center
June 16 – Alki Masonic Center
July 7 – Alki Masonic Center
July 21 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 4 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 18 – Alki Masonic Center
Sep 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Set 15 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 6 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 3 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 17 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 15 – Alki Masonic Center

Feb
20
Wed
2019
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Free Tax Help @ West Seattle Food Bank
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Feb
21
Thu
2019
Free Tax Help @ West Seattle Food Bank
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Feb
22
Fri
2019
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Feb 22 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Feb
23
Sat
2019
Free Tax Help at West Seattle Food Bank
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Feb
26
Tue
2019
Membership birthday luncheon: Mardi Gras! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Feb 26 @ 11:30 am

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Mardi Gras luncheon, featuring entertainment by the Duwamish Dixieland Band. Plus raffle prizes!

Menu: Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya, Cajun Red Potatoes, Louisiana Fried Cabbage, King Cake.

Birthday Lunch is FREE for members w/February birthdays!
$5 suggested donation for those 60 & over.
$10 for those under 60
Everyone (regardless of birthdate) is welcome!

Please RSVP by Monday, February 25. Sign up at the front desk or by calling 206-932-4044 x1.

Sponsored by Brookdale Senior Living Solutions

Feb
27
Wed
2019
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Free Tax Help @ West Seattle Food Bank
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Feb
28
Thu
2019
Free Tax Help @ West Seattle Food Bank
Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Homebuying seminar at Verity Credit Union
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Home Buyer Seminar – West Seattle

Interested in buying a home now or in the future? Whether you’re looking for general information or have questions specific to your situation, we can help. A mortgage specialist and real estate agent will walk you through the home buying process and what you can expect every step of the way.

Topics include:

Basic budgeting tips and down payment requirements

Potential costs involved in purchasing and owning a home
Current real estate market conditions
Available loan programs, including low down payment options
Understanding loan qualification requirements, including credit scores, debt ratio, and more

Register here

Mar
1
Fri
2019
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Mar 1 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Mar
2
Sat
2019
Free Tax Help at West Seattle Food Bank
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Mar
3
Sun
2019
Seattle Swing Dance Club – Dances and Lessons @ Alki Masonic Center
Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Seattle Swing Dance Club holds West Coast Swing dances and lessons at the Alki Masonic Center:

4:00-6:00 PM Intermediate+ Level Workshops
6:00-9:30 PM Social dance w/ DJ
6:00-6:30 PM FREE Beginner Lesson upstairs

Jan 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Feb 17 – Alki Masonic Center
March 3 – Alki Masonic Center
March 17 – Alki Masonic Center
April 7 – Alki Masonic Center
May 5 – Alki Masonic Center
May 19 – Alki Masonic Center
June 2 – Alki Masonic Center
June 16 – Alki Masonic Center
July 7 – Alki Masonic Center
July 21 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 4 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 18 – Alki Masonic Center
Sep 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Set 15 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 6 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 3 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 17 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 15 – Alki Masonic Center

Mar
6
Wed
2019
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Creativity in Bloom: Poetry + Art Workshop @ Camp Long
Mar 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

A FREE creative arts experience for people with memory loss and a loved one or care partner. Featuring local artists Claudia Castro Luna – Washington State Poet Laureate – and Kathryn Russell, Community Arts facilitator. Refreshments provided.

Creativity in Bloom: Poetry + Art Workshop

Space is limited! Register by March 1st at carol-ann.smith@seattle.gov or call 206-386-4149.

Presented by West Seattle Momentia, in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation. Sponsored by Aegis Living. The Washington State Poet Laureate program is sponsored by Humanities Washington and Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA).

Free Tax Help @ West Seattle Food Bank
Mar 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Mar
7
Thu
2019
Free Tax Help @ West Seattle Food Bank
Mar 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Mar
8
Fri
2019
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Mar 8 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

West Side Presbyterian’s annual Huge Garage Sale, day 1
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

WEST SEATTLE’S BIGGEST AND BEST SALE IS COMING

West Side Presbyterian’s Famous Sale! Friday, March 8, 9 am-6 pm and Saturday, March 9, 9 am-3 pm.

3601 California Ave SW in West Seattle.

wspc.org

Mar
9
Sat
2019
West Side Presbyterian’s annual Huge Garage Sale, day 2
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

WEST SEATTLE’S BIGGEST AND BEST SALE IS COMING

West Side Presbyterian’s Famous Sale! Friday, March 8, 9 am-6 pm, and Saturday, March 9, 9 am-3 pm.

3601 California Ave SW in West Seattle.

wspc.org

‘Letting it Go, Letting it Grow’ workshop @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Walmesley Hall
Mar 9 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Providence Mount St. Vincent and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish to host ‘Letting it Go, Letting it Grow’ workshop

Join Providence Mount St. Vincent and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish for a community event on Letting it Go – how to clarify values, get organized, clean and downsize. This March 9, 2019, event offers speakers who will help participants create vision and space for their whole lives. In addition to taking stock of one’s life, the New Year is also a wonderful time to assess one’s financial affairs and to plan for the future. Taking a cue from Marie Kondo and her popular Netflix show “Tidying Up,” this “Letting it Go, Letting it Grow” workshop will help participants clarify their priorities, purpose, personal mission and values – and to develop a thoughtful plan. Between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. participants will hear from Donna Oiland of Radiant Joy Ministries, participate in a program and interactive workshop with Rebecca Crichton of NW Center for Creative Aging, meet with exhibitors, and enjoy lunch.

A $10 donation is suggested for coffee, refreshments and lunch. Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Walmesley Hall, 7000 35th Ave., SW, Seattle. RSVP and direct questions to Marion Kari at marionk@olgseattle.org or 206-935-0358 (w) or 206-786-2579 (cell).

Free Tax Help at West Seattle Food Bank
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

The Spring Native Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come Join us for our first ever spring Native Art Market! Back by popular demand, our annual holiday craft fair is back for the springtime with over 25 artists and local vendors on hand to sell their fantastic and unique items. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and as always this event is free for shoppers. We hope to see you here!

Free Tax Help (by appointment) @ Southwest Library
Mar 9 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

At the Southwest Library:

The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 12 locations throughout the city through mid-April. Trained volunteers can answer questions and prepare personal tax returns.

This service is free and available to individuals by appointment at this location. Visit or call the branch to make an appointment. The free service is not available for business tax returns.

Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page.

Drop-in tax help at this location is offered only as available.

The last client will be taken 30-45 minutes before the end of drop-in hours.

Contact info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

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

Mar
10
Sun
2019
The Spring Native Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come Join us for our first ever spring Native Art Market! Back by popular demand, our annual holiday craft fair is back for the springtime with over 25 artists and local vendors on hand to sell their fantastic and unique items. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and as always this event is free for shoppers. We hope to see you here!

Mar
13
Wed
2019
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Free Tax Help @ West Seattle Food Bank
Mar 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Mar
14
Thu
2019
Free Tax Help @ West Seattle Food Bank
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Words, Writers, West Seattle: Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred @ Southwest Library
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard for an illustrated book discussion of “Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred.”

Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard’s new coffee-table book showcases the most compelling and essential of the more than 1,800 “Seattle Now & Then” photo-history columns that Dorpat has produced for the Sunday magazine of “The Seattle Times” for more than 36 years, since January 1982.

The book covers views from all directions throughout Seattle, highlighting its native roots and earliest days as a city (and its earliest photographs), and includes a special, four-foot-wide gatefold that reveals the city’s massive growth from the prospect of Queen Anne Hill.

Dramatic images comparing “then” to “now” explore the city’s regrades, bridges, thoroughfares and countless Seattle landmarks. The Great Seattle Fire, the Gold Rush, Pike Place Market, the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition and the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair get attention, as do breathtaking panoramas, all in a size and clarity rarely seen.

Seattle public historian Paul Dorpat and co-author Jean Sherrard, who has served as Dorpat’s “now” photographer for the past 12 years, will be available after the talk to personally inscribe books.

This event at the Southwest branch library is part of the Words, Writers & West Seattle series which features writers connected to the Duwamish Peninsula. Programs are held monthly on the second Thursday evenings. Presented in partnership with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

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.

Mar
15
Fri
2019
‘Our Green Is Gold’ St. Patrick’s Sale @ Origins Cannabis
Mar 15 – Mar 17 all-day

OUR GREEN IS GOLD: ST. PATRICK’S DAY SALE
March 15th-March 17th
Help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the right way- we promise our green is always gold!
$20 half gram vape carts

$30 full gram vape carts

$20 5pk select edibles

$10 50mg select drinks

*ALL WEEKEND LONG

*See store for participating products. While supplies last.

West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Mar 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Mar
16
Sat
2019
Nature Crafting Skills Workshops for Women @ TBA
Mar 16 all-day

Nature Crafting Skills Workshops for Women

Working with your own hands invites you to be still, within the present moment – for complete concentration to the work at hand. Holding your creation brings a connection to the Earth and the many traditional cultures who honored the plants, fibers, and animals of the land they lived with. Each class will cover the basics of traditional crafting to create a small ‘keepsake’ item of function and beauty. Participants will also take home the tools used in class for continued crafting beyond our time together. COST: $300, plus $125 materials fee for the entire series.

Dec 15 – CARVING, Jan 19 – BASKETRY, Feb 16 – LEATHER CRAFT, Mar 16 – WILDCRAFT (plant medicine)

More information: vashonwildernessprogram.org

Free Tax Help at West Seattle Food Bank
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Free Tax Help (by appointment) @ Southwest Library
Mar 16 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

At the Southwest Library:

The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 12 locations throughout the city through mid-April. Trained volunteers can answer questions and prepare personal tax returns.

This service is free and available to individuals by appointment at this location. Visit or call the branch to make an appointment. The free service is not available for business tax returns.

Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page.

Drop-in tax help at this location is offered only as available.

The last client will be taken 30-45 minutes before the end of drop-in hours.

Contact info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

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

Mar
17
Sun
2019
Seattle Swing Dance Club – Dances and Lessons @ Alki Masonic Center
Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Seattle Swing Dance Club holds West Coast Swing dances and lessons at the Alki Masonic Center:

4:00-6:00 PM Intermediate+ Level Workshops
6:00-9:30 PM Social dance w/ DJ
6:00-6:30 PM FREE Beginner Lesson upstairs

Jan 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Feb 17 – Alki Masonic Center
March 3 – Alki Masonic Center
March 17 – Alki Masonic Center
April 7 – Alki Masonic Center
May 5 – Alki Masonic Center
May 19 – Alki Masonic Center
June 2 – Alki Masonic Center
June 16 – Alki Masonic Center
July 7 – Alki Masonic Center
July 21 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 4 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 18 – Alki Masonic Center
Sep 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Set 15 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 6 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 3 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 17 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 15 – Alki Masonic Center

Mar
20
Wed
2019
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Free Tax Help @ West Seattle Food Bank
Mar 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Mar
21
Thu
2019
Intersections Festival @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm

Intersections: A Celebration of Seattle Performance will be happening for the second year, this March 21-24, 2019 at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in the Delridge neighborhood. Intersections showcases performers in improv, sketch, stand-up, burlesque, storytelling, spoken word, music, theatre, and dance; however, it doesn’t end there.Intersections remains committed to its focus on equity, inclusion, and representation. “Seattle is a diverse city,” says Jekeva Phillips, one member of the all-womxn team, “Why are we only seeing the same faces and hearing the same voices?” Phillips (who is featured in City Arts Magazine’s 2018 Future List) was approached about the project by Natasha Ransom, and Kinzie Shaw of FEELINGS, an Improv duo which aims to amplify intersectional feminism in the face of a white-cis-hetero patriarchy.

The four-day festival will feature a myriad of comedy-related acts from Seattle’s best and brightest POC, Queer, Trans, non-binary, and neurodiverse performers. Each show is a different experience loaded with a variety of acts. No show in the festival will be the same, so the Intersections team strongly encourages patrons to be a part of it all. “We are so excited to be in the audience for this festival,” Say co-founders Natasha Ransom and Kinzie Shaw “The talent is just unbelievably good and we want to soak as much of it in as possible.”

Don’t miss our Giving Party, coming up Saturday March 9th from 2-4pm at Capitol Cider. It’s completely free to attend! For more information about the festival, like Intersections: A Celebration of Seattle Performance on Facebook or visit the website: www.intersectionsfestival.com

For more information about the lineup, visit the website: www.intersectionsfestival.com

Intersections is funded in part by 4Culture, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Planned Parenthood, and KEXP.

Free Tax Help @ West Seattle Food Bank
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Mar
22
Fri
2019
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Mar 22 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Intersections Festival @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm

Intersections: A Celebration of Seattle Performance will be happening for the second year, this March 21-24, 2019 at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in the Delridge neighborhood. Intersections showcases performers in improv, sketch, stand-up, burlesque, storytelling, spoken word, music, theatre, and dance; however, it doesn’t end there.Intersections remains committed to its focus on equity, inclusion, and representation. “Seattle is a diverse city,” says Jekeva Phillips, one member of the all-womxn team, “Why are we only seeing the same faces and hearing the same voices?” Phillips (who is featured in City Arts Magazine’s 2018 Future List) was approached about the project by Natasha Ransom, and Kinzie Shaw of FEELINGS, an Improv duo which aims to amplify intersectional feminism in the face of a white-cis-hetero patriarchy.

The four-day festival will feature a myriad of comedy-related acts from Seattle’s best and brightest POC, Queer, Trans, non-binary, and neurodiverse performers. Each show is a different experience loaded with a variety of acts. No show in the festival will be the same, so the Intersections team strongly encourages patrons to be a part of it all. “We are so excited to be in the audience for this festival,” Say co-founders Natasha Ransom and Kinzie Shaw “The talent is just unbelievably good and we want to soak as much of it in as possible.”

Don’t miss our Giving Party, coming up Saturday March 9th from 2-4pm at Capitol Cider. It’s completely free to attend! For more information about the festival, like Intersections: A Celebration of Seattle Performance on Facebook or visit the website: www.intersectionsfestival.com

For more information about the lineup, visit the website: www.intersectionsfestival.com

Intersections is funded in part by 4Culture, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Planned Parenthood, and KEXP.

Mar
23
Sat
2019
Free Tax Help at West Seattle Food Bank
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Free Tax Help (by appointment) @ Southwest Library
Mar 23 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

At the Southwest Library:

The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 12 locations throughout the city through mid-April. Trained volunteers can answer questions and prepare personal tax returns.

This service is free and available to individuals by appointment at this location. Visit or call the branch to make an appointment. The free service is not available for business tax returns.

Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page.

Drop-in tax help at this location is offered only as available.

The last client will be taken 30-45 minutes before the end of drop-in hours.

Contact info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

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

Self defense workshop @ Bikram Yoga West Seattle
Mar 23 @ 11:30 am

Free community event: Learn basic self-defense moves and awareness. 11:30 am, March 23rd, at Bikram Yoga West Seattle.

Intersections Festival @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm

Intersections: A Celebration of Seattle Performance will be happening for the second year, this March 21-24, 2019 at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in the Delridge neighborhood. Intersections showcases performers in improv, sketch, stand-up, burlesque, storytelling, spoken word, music, theatre, and dance; however, it doesn’t end there.Intersections remains committed to its focus on equity, inclusion, and representation. “Seattle is a diverse city,” says Jekeva Phillips, one member of the all-womxn team, “Why are we only seeing the same faces and hearing the same voices?” Phillips (who is featured in City Arts Magazine’s 2018 Future List) was approached about the project by Natasha Ransom, and Kinzie Shaw of FEELINGS, an Improv duo which aims to amplify intersectional feminism in the face of a white-cis-hetero patriarchy.

The four-day festival will feature a myriad of comedy-related acts from Seattle’s best and brightest POC, Queer, Trans, non-binary, and neurodiverse performers. Each show is a different experience loaded with a variety of acts. No show in the festival will be the same, so the Intersections team strongly encourages patrons to be a part of it all. “We are so excited to be in the audience for this festival,” Say co-founders Natasha Ransom and Kinzie Shaw “The talent is just unbelievably good and we want to soak as much of it in as possible.”

Don’t miss our Giving Party, coming up Saturday March 9th from 2-4pm at Capitol Cider. It’s completely free to attend! For more information about the festival, like Intersections: A Celebration of Seattle Performance on Facebook or visit the website: www.intersectionsfestival.com

For more information about the lineup, visit the website: www.intersectionsfestival.com

Intersections is funded in part by 4Culture, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Planned Parenthood, and KEXP.

Mar
24
Sun
2019
Clothing swap at Nepenthe
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Clothing Swap
Sunday, March 24, 12-4 pm
Nepenthe
9447 35th Ave SW

Bring clothes, take clothes or just come and hang out. Please, only good quality duds that others can still wear.
Snacks and drinks available
Free chair massage.

On Being Gendered: A Workshop for Everybody @ Admiral Church
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This free workshop series is designed for friends, family, and others who want to better understand how gender relates to everyone whether trans*, gender fluid, cis-gender, non- binary, etc.

Find more information at admiralchurch.org.

Intersections Festival @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm

Intersections: A Celebration of Seattle Performance will be happening for the second year, this March 21-24, 2019 at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in the Delridge neighborhood. Intersections showcases performers in improv, sketch, stand-up, burlesque, storytelling, spoken word, music, theatre, and dance; however, it doesn’t end there.Intersections remains committed to its focus on equity, inclusion, and representation. “Seattle is a diverse city,” says Jekeva Phillips, one member of the all-womxn team, “Why are we only seeing the same faces and hearing the same voices?” Phillips (who is featured in City Arts Magazine’s 2018 Future List) was approached about the project by Natasha Ransom, and Kinzie Shaw of FEELINGS, an Improv duo which aims to amplify intersectional feminism in the face of a white-cis-hetero patriarchy.

The four-day festival will feature a myriad of comedy-related acts from Seattle’s best and brightest POC, Queer, Trans, non-binary, and neurodiverse performers. Each show is a different experience loaded with a variety of acts. No show in the festival will be the same, so the Intersections team strongly encourages patrons to be a part of it all. “We are so excited to be in the audience for this festival,” Say co-founders Natasha Ransom and Kinzie Shaw “The talent is just unbelievably good and we want to soak as much of it in as possible.”

Don’t miss our Giving Party, coming up Saturday March 9th from 2-4pm at Capitol Cider. It’s completely free to attend! For more information about the festival, like Intersections: A Celebration of Seattle Performance on Facebook or visit the website: www.intersectionsfestival.com

For more information about the lineup, visit the website: www.intersectionsfestival.com

Intersections is funded in part by 4Culture, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Planned Parenthood, and KEXP.

Here Come The Words – a Literary Showcase @ Parliament Tavern
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm

Spoken word extravaganza featuring Erika Brumett, K. Emerson Chase, Paul Constant, Steve Duda, and Krystal Kelley. 7 pm at the Parliament Tavern.

Ages 21+ only.

Mar
27
Wed
2019
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Free Tax Help @ West Seattle Food Bank
Mar 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Mar
28
Thu
2019
Free Tax Help @ West Seattle Food Bank
Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Mar
29
Fri
2019
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Mar 29 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Mar
30
Sat
2019
Free Tax Help at West Seattle Food Bank
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Tibbetts Book Sale @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Annual Tibbetts Book Sale
Saturday, March 30, 10 am – 2 pm

Stock up on reading matter at the Tibbetts book sale. Hardbacks $1 and paperbacks only 50 cents. Books for all ages and interests. Stop by our cafe and have a treat and a cup of coffee for a donation of any amount.

Adams Hall, Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave SW

Free Tax Help (by appointment) @ Southwest Library
Mar 30 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

At the Southwest Library:

The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 12 locations throughout the city through mid-April. Trained volunteers can answer questions and prepare personal tax returns.

This service is free and available to individuals by appointment at this location. Visit or call the branch to make an appointment. The free service is not available for business tax returns.

Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page.

Drop-in tax help at this location is offered only as available.

The last client will be taken 30-45 minutes before the end of drop-in hours.

Contact info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

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

Tin Dog Brewing Event with baby goats! @ Tin Dog Brewing
Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Baby Goats will be visiting the brewery on 3/30 from 4-6
Tin Dog Brewing
Cloverdale Business Park
309 S. Cloverdale Street, A2
Seattle, WA 98108

Mar
31
Sun
2019
On Being Gendered: A Workshop for Everybody @ Admiral Church
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This free workshop series is designed for friends, family, and others who want to better understand how gender relates to everyone whether trans*, gender fluid, cis-gender, non- binary, etc.

Find more information at admiralchurch.org.

Apr
3
Wed
2019
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Free Tax Help @ West Seattle Food Bank
Apr 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Apr
4
Thu
2019
Free Tax Help @ West Seattle Food Bank
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Apr
5
Fri
2019
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Apr 5 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Apr
6
Sat
2019
First Saturday hikes in West Duwamish Greenbelt @ (see listing)
Apr 6 @ 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

Free Tax Help at West Seattle Food Bank
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Guided Birdwatching Walk @ 4551 21st Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Guided Birdwatching Walk!
Saturday, April 6th at 10 am

Led by avid birder Scott Markowitz, he will help us find birds living in our beautiful West Duwamish Greenbelt.

Meet at the trailhead across the street from 4551 21st Avenue SW. Bring binoculars and sturdy shoes or boots. The walk will take about an hour.

Sponsored by the West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails Group, www.wdgtrails.org. For more information contact us at wdgtrails@gmail.com

Free Tax Help (by appointment) @ Southwest Library
Apr 6 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

At the Southwest Library:

The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 12 locations throughout the city through mid-April. Trained volunteers can answer questions and prepare personal tax returns.

This service is free and available to individuals by appointment at this location. Visit or call the branch to make an appointment. The free service is not available for business tax returns.

Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page.

Drop-in tax help at this location is offered only as available.

The last client will be taken 30-45 minutes before the end of drop-in hours.

Contact info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

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

Apr
7
Sun
2019
On Being Gendered: A Workshop for Everybody @ Admiral Church
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This free workshop series is designed for friends, family, and others who want to better understand how gender relates to everyone whether trans*, gender fluid, cis-gender, non- binary, etc.

Find more information at admiralchurch.org.

Seattle Swing Dance Club – Dances and Lessons @ Alki Masonic Center
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Seattle Swing Dance Club holds West Coast Swing dances and lessons at the Alki Masonic Center:

4:00-6:00 PM Intermediate+ Level Workshops
6:00-9:30 PM Social dance w/ DJ
6:00-6:30 PM FREE Beginner Lesson upstairs

Jan 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Feb 17 – Alki Masonic Center
March 3 – Alki Masonic Center
March 17 – Alki Masonic Center
April 7 – Alki Masonic Center
May 5 – Alki Masonic Center
May 19 – Alki Masonic Center
June 2 – Alki Masonic Center
June 16 – Alki Masonic Center
July 7 – Alki Masonic Center
July 21 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 4 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 18 – Alki Masonic Center
Sep 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Set 15 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 6 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 3 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 17 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 15 – Alki Masonic Center

Apr
10
Wed
2019
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Free Tax Help @ West Seattle Food Bank
Apr 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Apr
11
Thu
2019
Free Tax Help @ West Seattle Food Bank
Apr 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Words, Writers, West Seattle With Kurt Armbruster @ Southwest Branch Seattle Public Library
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us to hear Kurt Armbruster discuss his newest railway history, Pacific Coast, Seattle’s Own Railroad.

In 1870, Seattle had high hopes that the transcontinental Northern Pacific Railroad would make the city its western terminus. Instead, the railroad chose Tacoma. Seattle panicked and then rolled up its sleeves and built its own railroad. The Pacific Coast Railroad and its predecessors were key to assuring Seattle’s rise to become the Pacific Northwest’s greatest city.

Kurt Armbruster is a Seattle native, historian, author and musician/songwriter. He has written numerous articles for historical journals and books including Orphan Road, The Railroad Comes to Seattle, 1853-1911, Before Seattle Rocked, A City and Its Music, and Playing for Change, Burton and Florence James and the Struggle for American Theater.

This program is part of the Words, Writers & West Seattle author series which features writers connected to the Duwamish Peninsula. Programs are held monthly on the second Thursday evenings.

Presented in partnership with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

This event is at the Southwest branch library.

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.

Apr
12
Fri
2019
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Apr 12 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Lobby Sale at the Mount @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

A Gem Of A Sale
April 12th thru 20th 9:00 am to 5pm Daily

Jewelry of Silver and Gold, Pearls, Diamonds, and Semi-Precious Stones, Vintage Treasures …

Your generous donations make our sales possible
Al proceeds to PMSV Foundation to support resident programs

Providence Mount Saint Vincent

Apr
13
Sat
2019
Lobby Sale at the Mount @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

A Gem Of A Sale
April 12th thru 20th 9:00 am to 5pm Daily

Jewelry of Silver and Gold, Pearls, Diamonds, and Semi-Precious Stones, Vintage Treasures …

Your generous donations make our sales possible
Al proceeds to PMSV Foundation to support resident programs

Providence Mount Saint Vincent

Free Tax Help at West Seattle Food Bank
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Free Tax Help (by appointment) @ Southwest Library
Apr 13 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

At the Southwest Library:

The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 12 locations throughout the city through mid-April. Trained volunteers can answer questions and prepare personal tax returns.

This service is free and available to individuals by appointment at this location. Visit or call the branch to make an appointment. The free service is not available for business tax returns.

Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page.

Drop-in tax help at this location is offered only as available.

The last client will be taken 30-45 minutes before the end of drop-in hours.

Contact info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

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

Apr
14
Sun
2019
Lobby Sale at the Mount @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

A Gem Of A Sale
April 12th thru 20th 9:00 am to 5pm Daily

Jewelry of Silver and Gold, Pearls, Diamonds, and Semi-Precious Stones, Vintage Treasures …

Your generous donations make our sales possible
Al proceeds to PMSV Foundation to support resident programs

Providence Mount Saint Vincent

Apr
15
Mon
2019
Lobby Sale at the Mount @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

A Gem Of A Sale
April 12th thru 20th 9:00 am to 5pm Daily

Jewelry of Silver and Gold, Pearls, Diamonds, and Semi-Precious Stones, Vintage Treasures …

Your generous donations make our sales possible
Al proceeds to PMSV Foundation to support resident programs

Providence Mount Saint Vincent

Apr
16
Tue
2019
Lobby Sale at the Mount @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

A Gem Of A Sale
April 12th thru 20th 9:00 am to 5pm Daily

Jewelry of Silver and Gold, Pearls, Diamonds, and Semi-Precious Stones, Vintage Treasures …

Your generous donations make our sales possible
Al proceeds to PMSV Foundation to support resident programs

Providence Mount Saint Vincent

Apr
17
Wed
2019
Lobby Sale at the Mount @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Apr 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

A Gem Of A Sale
April 12th thru 20th 9:00 am to 5pm Daily

Jewelry of Silver and Gold, Pearls, Diamonds, and Semi-Precious Stones, Vintage Treasures …

Your generous donations make our sales possible
Al proceeds to PMSV Foundation to support resident programs

Providence Mount Saint Vincent

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Free Tax Help @ West Seattle Food Bank
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Tax Help – No Appointment Needed

@ West Seattle Food Bank / WS Community Resource Center
6516 35th Ave SW just south of SW Morgan St

Now through April 18, 2019

Weds: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thurs: 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are available for most people who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 – see below for exceptions.

Certified volunteers are here to help you with your taxes. Starting in March we can also help file and/or amend returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

For more information or to see a list of all tax prep sites, go to www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing time and make sure you bring all required documents.

Required:
– Social Security cards / individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birth dates for everyone to be listed on the return
– Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse if applicable
– All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment, contract work, retirement income), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security), etc.
– Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required), 1095-B (required if available), or 1095-C (required if available). 1095-A is required if you receive a subsidy through Washington Health Plan Finder
– If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present (we generally cannot prepare married filing separate returns)
– Ride share or delivery drivers: bring all 1099 forms, tax reports from the payer(s), business mileage for your car and business expenses

Recommended:
– Bank account number and routing number
– A copy of last year’s tax return

Exceptions – we generally cannot prepare tax returns with the following:
– Married filing separate status (limited exceptions)
– Rental income
– Sale of property or stocks
– Business or self-employed income with expenses more than $25,000, a net loss, and/or use of your home as a business expense

For more info: www.FreeTaxExperts.org

Apr
18
Thu
2019
Lobby Sale at the Mount @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

A Gem Of A Sale
April 12th thru 20th 9:00 am to 5pm Daily

Jewelry of Silver and Gold, Pearls, Diamonds, and Semi-Precious Stones, Vintage Treasures …

Your generous donations make our sales possible
Al proceeds to PMSV Foundation to support resident programs

Providence Mount Saint Vincent

Apr
19
Fri
2019
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Apr 19 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Lobby Sale at the Mount @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

A Gem Of A Sale
April 12th thru 20th 9:00 am to 5pm Daily

Jewelry of Silver and Gold, Pearls, Diamonds, and Semi-Precious Stones, Vintage Treasures …

Your generous donations make our sales possible
Al proceeds to PMSV Foundation to support resident programs

Providence Mount Saint Vincent

Vintage Home Market @ Daystar Retirement Village
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: Daystar Retirement Village

Address: 2615 SW Barton Street

Phone: (206) 937-6122

Event: Vintage Home Market

Date: Friday, April 19, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Admission: Free

Details: Enjoy a day of fun and great finds! Shop over 20 local vendors… Explore a treasure trove of quality vintage goods from a unique collection of local vendors.

Food: Tasty Treats: Corn Dogs, Popcorn, Cotton Candy and Root Beer.

Apr
20
Sat
2019
Nature Survival Skills Workshops for Women @ TBA
Apr 20 all-day

Nature Survival Skills Workshops for Women

Vashon Wilderness Program’s women mentors will help you cultivate the feeling of empowerment, connection with the earth, and profound sense of belonging that comes from practicing survival skills. Through skill-building, nature-based reflection, and storytelling, you’ll deepen your understanding of yourself and learn how to live with the natural world, as part of it, rather than seeing the wilderness as just a challenge to survive. Each workshop may be taken separately for $80 + materials fee, or as a series for $300 + materials fee.

Nov 17 – SHELTER, Apr 20 – BIRD LANGUAGE, May 18 – WILDCRAFT (wild food)

More information here.

Lobby Sale at the Mount @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

A Gem Of A Sale
April 12th thru 20th 9:00 am to 5pm Daily

Jewelry of Silver and Gold, Pearls, Diamonds, and Semi-Precious Stones, Vintage Treasures …

Your generous donations make our sales possible
Al proceeds to PMSV Foundation to support resident programs

Providence Mount Saint Vincent

Boat Swap @ American Legion Post 160
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The First Boat Swap and Scratch & Dent Sale Is Approaching!

This community event is a great opportunity to buy and sell human powered watercraft (Kayaks, SUPs, Canoes) and accessories!

We will also have scratched and dented SUPs and Kayaks from Mountain to Sound and Alki Kayak Tours available at discounted rates.

Please view the information below to familiarize yourself with the organization of the event.

When:
Saturday, April 20th | 12pm – 6pm

Where:
West Seattle American Legion Post 160 (next door to Mountain to Sound Outfitters!)
3618 SW Alaska

Drop Off Date For Sellers:
Saturday, April 20th | 10am – 12pm

Sellers Pick Up Unsold Items:
Saturday, April 20th | 6pm – 7pm

Emmett the Large Real Easter Bunny visits @ Tin Dog Brewing
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Emmett the Large Real Easter Bunny is coming to visit Tin Dog Brewing
Saturday, April 20th(the day before Easter) from 2-4 pm
Cloverdale Business Park
309 S. Cloverdale Street, A2
Seattle, WA

Apr
24
Wed
2019
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Apr
26
Fri
2019
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
Apr 26 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Tree Peony Sale at Seattle Chinese Garden
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tree Peony Sale at Seattle Chinese Garden
Saturday, April 27 ~ 10 AM to 1 PM
Sale of seven varieties of potted tree peonies from Luoyang, China

These elegant and alluring peonies with supreme colors and heavenly fragrance are imported from the ancient capital of twelve Chinese dynasties. Louyang is famous for its contributions to Chinese history and has been cultivating peonies for more than 1,500 years. Luoyang Peony Company, a Pacific Northwest importer, has partnered with the Seattle Chinese Garden for this special sale. Plants for sale will be in various stages of budding and blooming. $80 per pot

Location: Seattle Chinese Garden, north entrance at South Seattle College on 16th Avenue SW.

Using Comedy to Communicate: A Workshop about Sex and Relationships @ Tin Dog Brewing
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

What if we used improv comedy to strengthen our relationships and better communicate with our partners?

About this Event

The team behind the internationally touring sex positive comedy show, the Air Sex Championships, is partnering with local Seattle relationship coach Cora Boyd to develop a workshop that uses the fundamentals of improv comedy to open up communication around sex and relationships.

This workshop is for couples, singles, people in relationships of all formations…anyone who’s ready to get creative, feel empowered in their interpersonal lives, and, of course, treat sex with a big old dose of humor and levity. Though the subject matter may veer toward R-rated, the exercises and games keep it all light and ensure everyone is having fun and participating at their comfort level.

The brewery will be open, ready to serve at 1:30 if you need some liquid encouragement. The Air Sex Championships tour stop is later this same night at El Corazon’s Funhouse at 9:00p–tickets available here.

Apr
28
Sun
2019
Hope Lutheran Church Youth Rummage Sale
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

What: Hope Lutheran Church Youth Rummage Sale
When: 8 am-11 am “bonus day.” Half off!
Where: 4456 42nd Ave SW
Why: fundraiser to help support our youth going on a summer mission trip

DIY Bikes bicycle repair @ West Seattle Tool Library
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This Sunday, April 28th from 1 pm to 4 pm DIY Bikes will be offering free bicycle maintenance at the West Seattle Tool Library to get ready for bike month, May 2019. Bring your bike, replacement parts if needed and time to learn some basic maintenance tips and get ready to ride.

May
1
Wed
2019
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

May
3
Fri
2019
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
May 3 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

West Seattle Spring Night Market @ Duos Lounge
May 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Right in time for Mother’s Day, join Flock Collective for our seasonal curated pop-up market featuring 18 local artists, makers and bakers. Grab a beverage and browse handmade jewelry, candles, handbags, prints and much more. This event is FREE & all are welcome!

What: West Seattle Spring Night Market
When: Friday, May 3rd from 5-9 pm
Where: Duos Lounge: 2940 SW Avalon Way

May
4
Sat
2019
Boy Scout Troop 284’s Rummage Sale @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

West Seattle Scout Troop 284 is hosting their annual garage and bake sale on Saturday, May 4th from 8:00 to 4:00 at St John the Baptist Episcopal Church in West Seattle, 3050 California Avenue SW. Questions? Call 206-240-3996

Items for sale include clothing, outdoor gear, sporting goods, household items, toys, book,s craft and holiday items. Plus delicious homemade baked goods.

Proceeds go to the scouts of Troop 284 for Scout activities.

Westside School Garage Sale
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Westside School Garage Sale
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 9 am-2 pm
Where: 3210 SW 106th St. Small church on the corner of 32nd and 106th. Not at the school.

Support Westside School’s Parent Association at their 2nd annual Westside School Garage Sale! Multi-family sale including furniture, housewares, clothes, toys, kid items, veggie starts from the Gardening Club, and much, much more! Enjoy some goodies while you shop too!

First Saturday hikes in West Duwamish Greenbelt @ (see listing)
May 4 @ 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

Guided Bug Walk @ (see listing)
May 4 @ 10:00 am

Expert Amber Chiozza of Scarabs, a local entomological society, will teach us about insects and spiders living in our beautiful West Duwamish Greenbelt.

Meet at the trailhead across the street from 4715 21st Avenue SW. Bring water, sturdy shoes or boots and be prepared for the elements. The walk will take about 1.5 hours.

Sponsored by the West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails Group, www.wdgtrails.org. For more information contact us at wdgtrails@gmail.com.

South Seattle College Garden Center plant sale – NOT HAPPENING
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

*Update: Multiple readers have gone to the Garden Center and found it closed today. Sorry!*

Plant sale at the Garden Center at South Seattle College (WSB Sponsor) from 10 am to 3 pm.

The Landscape Horticulture Program now offers Landscape Horticulture students an opportunity to increase their plant knowledge while gaining retail experience. The Plant sales will market the plant material students have selected, propagated, grown on and presented for sale. We will have unusual perennials, broadleaf and deciduous shrubs, some small trees, natives and house plants.
(Credit Cards are accepted)

Proceeds from plant sales benefit the Landscape Horticulture Program at South Seattle College.

6000 16th Avenue SW.
North end of campus.

SNAP Emergency Preparedness Workshop @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Hall, Walmesley Hall
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

A SNAP Emergency Preparedness workshop is taking place for our 37th & 38th Block Watch neighbors and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. It’s open to any West Seattleites that want to come.

The City of Seattle has created the Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) program to help your neighborhood get organized in case of a major emergency, like an earthquake. We encourage people to not only prepare for themselves and their families but also talk to neighbors about how they will work together to make sure everyone in the neighborhood is safe and cared for.

Meeting Goals
• Meet new neighbors, share contact information, establish a meeting place
• Learn what to do to be better prepared
• Learn how to be safe in an earthquake
• Learn how to use the Help/OK sign
• Know your top three response priorities after a disaster

Please RSVP! Contact Helen at heleno@olgseattle.org

May
5
Sun
2019
Seattle Swing Dance Club – Dances and Lessons @ Alki Masonic Center
May 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Seattle Swing Dance Club holds West Coast Swing dances and lessons at the Alki Masonic Center:

4:00-6:00 PM Intermediate+ Level Workshops
6:00-9:30 PM Social dance w/ DJ
6:00-6:30 PM FREE Beginner Lesson upstairs

Jan 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Feb 17 – Alki Masonic Center
March 3 – Alki Masonic Center
March 17 – Alki Masonic Center
April 7 – Alki Masonic Center
May 5 – Alki Masonic Center
May 19 – Alki Masonic Center
June 2 – Alki Masonic Center
June 16 – Alki Masonic Center
July 7 – Alki Masonic Center
July 21 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 4 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 18 – Alki Masonic Center
Sep 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Set 15 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 6 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 3 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 17 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 15 – Alki Masonic Center

May
7
Tue
2019
Preparing Your Estate Plan workshop @ Umpqua Bank
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

It’s a topic people tend to put off or ignore, but one of the most important things you can do is to develop a sound estate plan. Doing so lets you take a giant step toward a more secure future for yourself and generations to come.

Attend this Preparing Your Estate Plan presentation with Beth Percival, Financial Adviser with Edward Jones, and Jenny Ling, local estate planning attorney with The Law Offices of Jenny Ling, and you’ll learn more about:

• What to consider when creating your will
• The benefits of trusts in estate planning
• How to help reduce taxes on your estate
• How insurance can help protect your family

Appetizers will be served.

WHEN: Tuesday May 7th, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE: Umpqua Bank 2620 California Ave SW Ste 500 Seattle

May
8
Wed
2019
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

May
10
Fri
2019
West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
May 10 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

May
11
Sat
2019
Alair Spring Pop up Shop with S E A + P I N E @ Alair
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Alair and S E A + P I N E for a pop up Shop to celebrate Spring and Mamas! Come see what’s new for Spring and Summer, including special edition backpacks and totes. Locally made in West Seattle.

Stop in and with your Sea+Pine purchase receive a little gift to give to that special lady in your life. You’ll also be giving back—a tree is planted in our nation’s forests with every purchase you make.

Don’t forget to find the perfect Mother’s Day card while at your favorite neighborhood gift shop. Treat a loved one or yourself too! Cheers with us as you sip rosé, cold drinks and prep for flip flop weather.

May
15
Wed
2019
Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

WordsWest Literary Series – Erica Bauermeister & Alan Chong Lau @ C & P Coffee Company
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WordsWest Literary Series Presents
“Awakening the Senses”
with Erica Bauermeister and Alan Chong Lau
Book Sales by Open Books: a poem emporium
Favorite Poem by C & P Coffee Company
7:00 pm, Wed., May 15, 2019
C & P Coffee Co., 5612 California Ave. SW
Website: http://WordsWestLiterary.com/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/644523839329884/

In the penultimate event of WordsWest Literary Series’s five-year history, on May 15, 2019, novelist Erica Bauermeister and poet/visual artist Alan Chong Lau will muse upon “Awakening the Senses.” As an added bonus, independent bookstore Open Books will have copies of Erica’s latest novel, The Scent Keeper, available to purchase one week before its official release date!

Erica Bauermeister is the bestselling author of four novels. Her most recent is The Scent Keeper (St. Martin’s, May 2019), a moving and evocative coming-of-age novel about childhood stories, families lost and found, and how a fragrance conjures memories capable of shaping the course of our lives. Her other novels include The School of Essential Ingredients (Putnam, 2009), Joy for Beginners (Putnam, June 2011), and The Lost Art of Mixing (Putnam, 2013). She is also the co-author of two nonfiction books: 500 Great Books by Women: A Reader’s Guide and Let’s Hear It For the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14.

Poet and visual artist Alan Chong Lau’s collections of poetry include Songs for Jadina (1980), which won the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation; Blues and Greens: A Produce Worker’s Journal (2000); and no hurry (2007). With Lawson Fusao Inada and Garrett Hongo, he authored The Buddha Bandits Down Highway 99 (1978). His work has appeared in anthologies such as From Totems to Hip-Hop: A Multicultural Anthology of Poetry Across the Americas 1900–2002 (2002) and What Book!?: Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop (1998). Poems by Alan Chong Lau in collaboration with photos by John Levy will appear in the online literary magazine Otata starting in May, 2019. His book of poems, prose and artwork about Japan will be published by Entre Rios Books in 2020. Arts editor for the International Examiner, Lau coordinates the Asian review of books Pacific Reader, and ArtXchange Gallery represents his visual work.

The Favorite Poem Project invites a community member to share a favorite poem and information about his or her organization. On May 15th, we welcome the host for WordsWest throughout its history, C & P Coffee Company.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw. Grant funding from Poets & Writers, Inc. allows WordsWest to pay featured writers for their time and talent.

Standing info:

WordsWest Literary Series. Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee (WSB sponsor), WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

https://wordswestliterary.weebly.com/

May
16
Thu
2019
Intergenerational Art Show and Sale @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
May 16 all-day

Stop by the 1st floor hallway to view artwork by the residents of The Mount and children graduating from the Intergenerational Learning Center this year.

2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
May 16th-June 12th
1st Floor Hallway, Providence Mount St. Vincent

Priority Sales for family members of the artists
May 16th – May 23rd

Artist Reception
4–6 pm, Wednesday May 22nd
1st floor lobby

All sales benefit the Art at The Mount fund which makes the intergenerational art program possible.

Payments may be made in the Foundation Office, 1st Floor.
2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
1st Floor Hallway
Providence

May
17
Fri
2019
Intergenerational Art Show and Sale @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
May 17 all-day

Stop by the 1st floor hallway to view artwork by the residents of The Mount and children graduating from the Intergenerational Learning Center this year.

2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
May 16th-June 12th
1st Floor Hallway, Providence Mount St. Vincent

Priority Sales for family members of the artists
May 16th – May 23rd

Artist Reception
4–6 pm, Wednesday May 22nd
1st floor lobby

All sales benefit the Art at The Mount fund which makes the intergenerational art program possible.

Payments may be made in the Foundation Office, 1st Floor.
2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
1st Floor Hallway
Providence

West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
May 17 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

May
18
Sat
2019
Intergenerational Art Show and Sale @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
May 18 all-day

Stop by the 1st floor hallway to view artwork by the residents of The Mount and children graduating from the Intergenerational Learning Center this year.

2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
May 16th-June 12th
1st Floor Hallway, Providence Mount St. Vincent

Priority Sales for family members of the artists
May 16th – May 23rd

Artist Reception
4–6 pm, Wednesday May 22nd
1st floor lobby

All sales benefit the Art at The Mount fund which makes the intergenerational art program possible.

Payments may be made in the Foundation Office, 1st Floor.
2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
1st Floor Hallway
Providence

Nature Survival Skills Workshops for Women @ TBA
May 18 all-day

Nature Survival Skills Workshops for Women

Vashon Wilderness Program’s women mentors will help you cultivate the feeling of empowerment, connection with the earth, and profound sense of belonging that comes from practicing survival skills. Through skill-building, nature-based reflection, and storytelling, you’ll deepen your understanding of yourself and learn how to live with the natural world, as part of it, rather than seeing the wilderness as just a challenge to survive. Each workshop may be taken separately for $80 + materials fee, or as a series for $300 + materials fee.

Nov 17 – SHELTER, Apr 20 – BIRD LANGUAGE, May 18 – WILDCRAFT (wild food)

More information here.

South Seattle College Garden Center plant sale – NOT HAPPENING
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

*Update: Multiple readers have gone to the Garden Center and found it closed today. Sorry!*

Plant sale at the Garden Center at South Seattle College (WSB Sponsor) from 10 am to 3 pm.

The Landscape Horticulture Program now offers Landscape Horticulture students an opportunity to increase their plant knowledge while gaining retail experience. The Plant sales will market the plant material students have selected, propagated, grown on and presented for sale. We will have unusual perennials, broadleaf and deciduous shrubs, some small trees, natives and house plants.
(Credit Cards are accepted)

Proceeds from plant sales benefit the Landscape Horticulture Program at South Seattle College.

6000 16th Avenue SW.
North end of campus.

May
19
Sun
2019
Intergenerational Art Show and Sale @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
May 19 all-day

Stop by the 1st floor hallway to view artwork by the residents of The Mount and children graduating from the Intergenerational Learning Center this year.

2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
May 16th-June 12th
1st Floor Hallway, Providence Mount St. Vincent

Priority Sales for family members of the artists
May 16th – May 23rd

Artist Reception
4–6 pm, Wednesday May 22nd
1st floor lobby

All sales benefit the Art at The Mount fund which makes the intergenerational art program possible.

Payments may be made in the Foundation Office, 1st Floor.
2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
1st Floor Hallway
Providence

General Porpoise Doughnut & Beer Pop-Up! @ Ounces
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

POP-UP ALERT! General Porpoise Doughnuts is bringing their tasty fresh-made doughnuts to West Seattle, special for Seattle Beer Week! Fresh-made brioche filled with all sorts of goodness from creams, curds, custards and jams! And even better, we’re pairing them with BEER!

When: Sunday, May 19th | 11am-2pm

Link: https://www.ounceswestseattle.com/seattlebeerweek/2019/5/19/general-porpoise-doughnut-amp-beer-pop-up

Skylark Art Mart @ Skylark Café & Club
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At Skylark Café & Club:

Skylark Art Mart is going monthly! The third Sunday of every month we’re bringing you beautiful things made by talented local artists to the soundtrack of some amazing local musicians.

As always
3-7pm
$5 suggested donation

Seattle Swing Dance Club – Dances and Lessons @ Alki Masonic Center
May 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Seattle Swing Dance Club holds West Coast Swing dances and lessons at the Alki Masonic Center:

4:00-6:00 PM Intermediate+ Level Workshops
6:00-9:30 PM Social dance w/ DJ
6:00-6:30 PM FREE Beginner Lesson upstairs

Jan 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Feb 17 – Alki Masonic Center
March 3 – Alki Masonic Center
March 17 – Alki Masonic Center
April 7 – Alki Masonic Center
May 5 – Alki Masonic Center
May 19 – Alki Masonic Center
June 2 – Alki Masonic Center
June 16 – Alki Masonic Center
July 7 – Alki Masonic Center
July 21 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 4 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 18 – Alki Masonic Center
Sep 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Set 15 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 6 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 3 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 17 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 15 – Alki Masonic Center

May
20
Mon
2019
Intergenerational Art Show and Sale @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
May 20 all-day

Stop by the 1st floor hallway to view artwork by the residents of The Mount and children graduating from the Intergenerational Learning Center this year.

2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
May 16th-June 12th
1st Floor Hallway, Providence Mount St. Vincent

Priority Sales for family members of the artists
May 16th – May 23rd

Artist Reception
4–6 pm, Wednesday May 22nd
1st floor lobby

All sales benefit the Art at The Mount fund which makes the intergenerational art program possible.

Payments may be made in the Foundation Office, 1st Floor.
2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
1st Floor Hallway
Providence

May
21
Tue
2019
Intergenerational Art Show and Sale @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
May 21 all-day

Stop by the 1st floor hallway to view artwork by the residents of The Mount and children graduating from the Intergenerational Learning Center this year.

2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
May 16th-June 12th
1st Floor Hallway, Providence Mount St. Vincent

Priority Sales for family members of the artists
May 16th – May 23rd

Artist Reception
4–6 pm, Wednesday May 22nd
1st floor lobby

All sales benefit the Art at The Mount fund which makes the intergenerational art program possible.

Payments may be made in the Foundation Office, 1st Floor.
2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
1st Floor Hallway
Providence

May
22
Wed
2019
Intergenerational Art Show and Sale @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
May 22 all-day

Stop by the 1st floor hallway to view artwork by the residents of The Mount and children graduating from the Intergenerational Learning Center this year.

2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
May 16th-June 12th
1st Floor Hallway, Providence Mount St. Vincent

Priority Sales for family members of the artists
May 16th – May 23rd

Artist Reception
4–6 pm, Wednesday May 22nd
1st floor lobby

All sales benefit the Art at The Mount fund which makes the intergenerational art program possible.

Payments may be made in the Foundation Office, 1st Floor.
2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
1st Floor Hallway
Providence

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

May
23
Thu
2019
Intergenerational Art Show and Sale @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
May 23 all-day

Stop by the 1st floor hallway to view artwork by the residents of The Mount and children graduating from the Intergenerational Learning Center this year.

2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
May 16th-June 12th
1st Floor Hallway, Providence Mount St. Vincent

Priority Sales for family members of the artists
May 16th – May 23rd

Artist Reception
4–6 pm, Wednesday May 22nd
1st floor lobby

All sales benefit the Art at The Mount fund which makes the intergenerational art program possible.

Payments may be made in the Foundation Office, 1st Floor.
2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
1st Floor Hallway
Providence

May
24
Fri
2019
Intergenerational Art Show and Sale @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
May 24 all-day

Stop by the 1st floor hallway to view artwork by the residents of The Mount and children graduating from the Intergenerational Learning Center this year.

2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
May 16th-June 12th
1st Floor Hallway, Providence Mount St. Vincent

Priority Sales for family members of the artists
May 16th – May 23rd

Artist Reception
4–6 pm, Wednesday May 22nd
1st floor lobby

All sales benefit the Art at The Mount fund which makes the intergenerational art program possible.

Payments may be made in the Foundation Office, 1st Floor.
2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
1st Floor Hallway
Providence

West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
May 24 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
ArtsWest Theater (back entrance)
7:35 am to 9:00 am Fridays
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

May
25
Sat
2019
Intergenerational Art Show and Sale @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
May 25 all-day

Stop by the 1st floor hallway to view artwork by the residents of The Mount and children graduating from the Intergenerational Learning Center this year.

2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
May 16th-June 12th
1st Floor Hallway, Providence Mount St. Vincent

Priority Sales for family members of the artists
May 16th – May 23rd

Artist Reception
4–6 pm, Wednesday May 22nd
1st floor lobby

All sales benefit the Art at The Mount fund which makes the intergenerational art program possible.

Payments may be made in the Foundation Office, 1st Floor.
2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
1st Floor Hallway
Providence

May
26
Sun
2019
Intergenerational Art Show and Sale @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
May 26 all-day

Stop by the 1st floor hallway to view artwork by the residents of The Mount and children graduating from the Intergenerational Learning Center this year.

2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
May 16th-June 12th
1st Floor Hallway, Providence Mount St. Vincent

Priority Sales for family members of the artists
May 16th – May 23rd

Artist Reception
4–6 pm, Wednesday May 22nd
1st floor lobby

All sales benefit the Art at The Mount fund which makes the intergenerational art program possible.

Payments may be made in the Foundation Office, 1st Floor.
2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
1st Floor Hallway
Providence

May
27
Mon
2019
Intergenerational Art Show and Sale @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
May 27 all-day

Stop by the 1st floor hallway to view artwork by the residents of The Mount and children graduating from the Intergenerational Learning Center this year.

2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
May 16th-June 12th
1st Floor Hallway, Providence Mount St. Vincent

Priority Sales for family members of the artists
May 16th – May 23rd

Artist Reception
4–6 pm, Wednesday May 22nd
1st floor lobby

All sales benefit the Art at The Mount fund which makes the intergenerational art program possible.

Payments may be made in the Foundation Office, 1st Floor.
2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
1st Floor Hallway
Providence

May
28
Tue
2019
Intergenerational Art Show and Sale @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
May 28 all-day

Stop by the 1st floor hallway to view artwork by the residents of The Mount and children graduating from the Intergenerational Learning Center this year.

2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
May 16th-June 12th
1st Floor Hallway, Providence Mount St. Vincent

Priority Sales for family members of the artists
May 16th – May 23rd

Artist Reception
4–6 pm, Wednesday May 22nd
1st floor lobby

All sales benefit the Art at The Mount fund which makes the intergenerational art program possible.

Payments may be made in the Foundation Office, 1st Floor.
2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
1st Floor Hallway
Providence

May
29
Wed
2019
Intergenerational Art Show and Sale @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
May 29 all-day

Stop by the 1st floor hallway to view artwork by the residents of The Mount and children graduating from the Intergenerational Learning Center this year.

2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
May 16th-June 12th
1st Floor Hallway, Providence Mount St. Vincent

Priority Sales for family members of the artists
May 16th – May 23rd

Artist Reception
4–6 pm, Wednesday May 22nd
1st floor lobby

All sales benefit the Art at The Mount fund which makes the intergenerational art program possible.

Payments may be made in the Foundation Office, 1st Floor.
2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
1st Floor Hallway
Providence

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

May
30
Thu
2019
Intergenerational Art Show and Sale @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
May 30 all-day

Stop by the 1st floor hallway to view artwork by the residents of The Mount and children graduating from the Intergenerational Learning Center this year.

2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
May 16th-June 12th
1st Floor Hallway, Providence Mount St. Vincent

Priority Sales for family members of the artists
May 16th – May 23rd

Artist Reception
4–6 pm, Wednesday May 22nd
1st floor lobby

All sales benefit the Art at The Mount fund which makes the intergenerational art program possible.

Payments may be made in the Foundation Office, 1st Floor.
2019 Intergenerational Art Show and Sale
1st Floor Hallway
Providence

Marijuana Prevention 101 workshop @ Denny International Middle School Library
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join other high school and middle school parents for an interactive conversation with two adolescent development experts, Stephen Bogan and Yvonne-Monique Aviva, where we will discuss:

The complicated realities for teens on the legalization of cannabis and youths increasing access to highly potent “recreational” cannabis with the potency of cannabis increasing exponentially with some cannabis having a THC content as high as 90%. This increase impacts the developing brain and with short and long term negative effects; including complications for youth at risk for anxiety and depression. We will discuss how teens low perception of harm leads to the increasing use of the drug in adolescents, and the affects of early use on the developing brain which increases the possibility of developing an addiction to cannabis. We will also talk about why kids use, how to respond (as opposed to react) if you find out your teen has used cannabis, and what research tells us that parents can do to decrease the possibly of cannabis use.

Thursday May 30th
6:00-8:30pm
Denny International Middle School Library