West Seattle Event Calendar

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

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

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

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

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

Please RSVP 206-937-6122.

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

Visit: www.daystarseattle.com for more .information

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

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

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

Using FamilySearch Family Tree & Genetic Genealogy presented by:

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

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

Contact person: Jo Bengtson Sivley josivley@yahoo.com

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

From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

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

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

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

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

Your financial future – worth planning for.

Oct
15
Thu
2015
A Night Out for Nepal @ Duos Lounge
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Fundraising Event for UNICEF Australia
‘A Night Out for Nepal’
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, 7–10 pm
at Duos Lounge

Tickets $25 at the door

Enjoy cocktails, free appetizers, free (local winery) tastings, raffle drawing, silent auction and live music by the Robert Stewart Fiasco Band.

Contact Sara Dye at sbdye0878@gmail.com with questions.

All proceeds go to Nepal Children’s Emergency Appeal via Unicef.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/945426608836288/

From host Sara Beth Dye:

As many of you already know, I am raising money for Nepal’s Children Emergency Relief via UNICEF Australia. Nepal’s children face an unprecedented emotional toll as they deal with the devastating consequences of two earthquakes in the space of weeks. UNICEF has been on the ground since late April, but they still very much need our support. These funds will specifically go to shelter for children whose homes have been destroyed, clean water for drinking and washing to prevent further spread of waterborne disease such as cholera, healthcare including vaccinations and vitamins, hygiene kits and facilities, educational materials to use while schools are being rebuilt, and psychosocial support for children who have experienced profound stress like the loss of a parent.

Come join me for an evening of fun at The Lounge, a rustic and modern private event venue by Duos Catering. Enjoy cocktails, appetizers, free wine tastings from local wineries, raffle drawings, silent auction items and fabulous live music entertainment provided by the Robert Stewart Fiasco Band! (If you have never heard these guys play, you are missing out!) Tickets are $25.00, purchased at the door, and includes wine tastings, delicious appetizers, two raffle tickets, and that warm fuzzy feeling knowing you are helping a wonderful cause. Remember… it easily could have happened here.

Come and go as you please and feel free to invite whomever you would like! See you there. ;)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At the West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor):

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

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

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

Cost: Free
Refreshments provided

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

Please RSVP to: tim@stellingfinancial.com

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

At the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

College Preparation

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

Wednesday, 4-5 pm
November 18
December 16

Dec
6
Sun
2015
St. Nicholas Faire – Food drive, auction, wine tasting, bake sale @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The 7th annual fund raiser, the St. Nicholas Faire, is being held to raise money for the West Seattle Food Bank and the West Seattle Helpline. Every dollar that is contributed goes directly to these two great organizations, which provide so much assistance to members of the West Seattle community.

We offer appetizers and spiced cider or mulled wine; silent auction of gift baskets featuring beer, wine, coffee, cocoa, kitchen items, games, puzzles, art activities, Seahawk & Mariner gear, baked goods, children’s books, etc, and gift cards from local merchants and restaurants. Plus a ring toss game and wine tasting.

WHAT: ST NICHOLAS FAIRE
WHEN: Sunday, December 6, 2015, 4 pm–7 pm
WHERE: First Lutheran Church of West Seattle – lower level
WHY? To raise $$$ for the West Seattle Food Bank and Helpline
DONATION: $5 per person with non-perishable food item or $15 per family with food donation for each member.
OR: If no food donation then $10 per person or $25 per family
INFO? (206)-935-6530, www.flcws.org

Dec
9
Wed
2015
Special Fundraiser Tasting event @ Bin 41
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

New, special fundraiser tasting at Bin 41:

As we worked through the final details for the NW Hope & Healing tasting, we were touched close to home by the dreaded ‘C’ in our own lives. A coworker of Jon’s is undergoing a valiant battle with a rare form of cancer. To assist with medical expenses including travel costs, we are hosting a special fundraiser next month, on Wednesday December 9th from 6-7:30 pm. Our dear friends at Avennia have graciously signed up to showcase their new fall releases for this special evening.

Cara was diagnosed with stage IV Ocular Melanoma, an extremely rare eye cancer that has spread to her liver, in July of this year. She participated in an immunotherapy clinical trial starting that month but found out in October that it was unsuccessful and the cancer has grown and spread to her lungs. Now Cara and her husband Tobias are reaching out to the few oncologists in the country that understand and can treat this form of cancer which will likely require extensive travel for treatment.

We are hosting this fundraiser event to help with a portion of their travel expenses and to provide support when Cara and Tobias truly need it the most. Join us as we toast Cara and all that she means to us, her friends and family.

In addition to this fundraiser, Cara and Tobias have created a gofundme page. As the holidays approach, this is the time for sharing and giving assistance to those in need. Every little bit helps, even simply words of encouragement. We hope you will help FILL THE BIN on a Wednesday night to show your support for a wonderful, caring person in need. We will have a $10 tasting fee that is refundable as usual on a bottle purchase, but you can also choose to donate your fee to Cara and Tobias. The bin will be donating a portion of all sales during the tasting. If you cannot attend or wish to assist in addition to the tasting, please
visit their gofundme page at: https://www.gofundme.com/carajoy

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

At the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

College Preparation

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

Wednesday, 4-5 pm
November 18
December 16

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

From SoundYoga (WSB sponsor):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seattle Public Library – Southwest Branch
(upstairs classroom)

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

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

Five students minimum, 15 max.

You must RSVP!

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

Thanks to Southwest Public Library for their support!

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

At the Highland Park Improvement Club:

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

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

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

Fee: Covers instruction, supplies, materials, inspiration.

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

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

Fri, 22 Jan, 2016
8:30 pm–10:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

Sat, 6 Feb, 2016
8:30 pm–10:15 pm

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

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

Feb
7
Sun
2016
Paul Dorpat presents ‘Fish Tales’ about Ivar Haglund @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Feb 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Is there anyone better than Paul Dorpat at “keeping clam” about Seattle legend and West Seattle native Ivar Haglund?

Dorpat — the city’s pre-eminent photo historian, who has entered his 34th year of weekly “Now and Then” columns in the Seattle Times — for more than a decade also has been researching and writing a massive biography of Haglund, the iconic restaurateur, folk musician, Port of Seattle commissioner and goofy promotional wizard.

Sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and ​T​he Seattle Public Library, the genial Dorpat will present “Fish Tales,” a talk accompanied by scores of rare photos of Haglund, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in the basement meeting room of the West Seattle (Admiral) ​B​ranch of ​The ​Seattle Public Library in the Admiral district.

The FREE presentation will end about 3 pm, after which those attending can stop in down the hill at the historical society’s “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum to see its latest exhibit, on loan from the Nordic Heritage Museum, called “Keep Clam and Carry On: The Ivar Haglund Story.”

Dorpat’s talk will emphasize the deep West Seattle roots of Haglund (1905-1985), the grandson of Hans Hanson, who for many years posted a lantern at Alki Point that predated the 1913 construction of the Alki Lighthouse. Haglund’s maternal grandparents purchased the Alki Point land in 1869 from Seattle pioneer David “Doc” Maynard.

All of this and much more will be covered by Dorpat, who also will be available at the museum exhibit after his talk. The exhibit features display panels, vintage TV footage and radio recordings, along with a “clam gun” ​and one of the clam outfits used to promote Ivar’s restaurants in Seattle parades and commercials.

To see the exhibit, stop in during regular open hours, noon to 4 pm Thursdays through Sundays.​

Feb
11
Thu
2016
Northwest Wine Academy’s Mid-Winter Wine Release Celebration @ South Seattle College
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The wine program at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), The Northwest Wine Academy, will celebrate a mid-winter release with two new wines: A dry riesling and a rosé, complete with complimentary tastings:

The celebration begins on Thursday, Feb. 11 and runs through Feb. 13 from 12-6 pm each day and will be held at the Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) on South’s West Seattle campus (map). All grapes for the NWWA student-produced wine were donated and locally grown in Washington State.

The mid-winter release will also feature some Valentine’s Day specials including two bottles of rosé for $14, to signify the date of the occasion (2/14), and the new Riesling will be marked down to just $12.

South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy is the first and only program of its kind in the Puget Sound region. NWWA’s classes are designed for students who are just getting a start in the wine industry and professionals who need information on current trends and to enhance their skills. They offer classes in wine making, wine marketing and sales, and food and wine pairing. Students can choose to take just a class or two, or a series of classes towards attaining one of our certificates. NWWA also provides complimentary weekly wine tastings to the public every Thursday and Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. For more information on South’s NWWA program, click here.

Feb
12
Fri
2016
Northwest Wine Academy’s Mid-Winter Wine Release Celebration @ South Seattle College
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The wine program at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), The Northwest Wine Academy, will celebrate a mid-winter release with two new wines: A dry riesling and a rosé, complete with complimentary tastings:

The celebration begins on Thursday, Feb. 11 and runs through Feb. 13 from 12-6 pm each day and will be held at the Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) on South’s West Seattle campus (map). All grapes for the NWWA student-produced wine were donated and locally grown in Washington State.

The mid-winter release will also feature some Valentine’s Day specials including two bottles of rosé for $14, to signify the date of the occasion (2/14), and the new Riesling will be marked down to just $12.

South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy is the first and only program of its kind in the Puget Sound region. NWWA’s classes are designed for students who are just getting a start in the wine industry and professionals who need information on current trends and to enhance their skills. They offer classes in wine making, wine marketing and sales, and food and wine pairing. Students can choose to take just a class or two, or a series of classes towards attaining one of our certificates. NWWA also provides complimentary weekly wine tastings to the public every Thursday and Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. For more information on South’s NWWA program, click here.

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

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

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

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

Feb
13
Sat
2016
Northwest Wine Academy’s Mid-Winter Wine Release Celebration @ South Seattle College
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The wine program at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), The Northwest Wine Academy, will celebrate a mid-winter release with two new wines: A dry riesling and a rosé, complete with complimentary tastings:

The celebration begins on Thursday, Feb. 11 and runs through Feb. 13 from 12-6 pm each day and will be held at the Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) on South’s West Seattle campus (map). All grapes for the NWWA student-produced wine were donated and locally grown in Washington State.

The mid-winter release will also feature some Valentine’s Day specials including two bottles of rosé for $14, to signify the date of the occasion (2/14), and the new Riesling will be marked down to just $12.

South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy is the first and only program of its kind in the Puget Sound region. NWWA’s classes are designed for students who are just getting a start in the wine industry and professionals who need information on current trends and to enhance their skills. They offer classes in wine making, wine marketing and sales, and food and wine pairing. Students can choose to take just a class or two, or a series of classes towards attaining one of our certificates. NWWA also provides complimentary weekly wine tastings to the public every Thursday and Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. For more information on South’s NWWA program, click here.

Wine and Chocolate Tasting @ Viscon Cellars
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Viscon Cellars (WSN sponsor) will be pairing up our wines with Intrigue Chocolates on Saturday February 13th. We will be open from 2-7.

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

From Meeples Games (WSB sponsor):

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

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

Feb
14
Sun
2016
Valentine Chocolate Tasting @ Metropolitan Market
Feb 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

From Metropolitan Market/Admiral (WSB sponsor):

Valentine Chocolate Tasting: Take Two Salted Caramels, Lake Champlain Truffles & Theo Chocolate Bars.

Sunday February 14, 2016, 11:00 am—2:00 pm at Metropolitan Market in the Admiral District.

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

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

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

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

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

Coming up at Seattle App Academy:

Free Workshops & Bootcamps – Code Mixin’ Music Workshop

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

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

Questions? Get in touch: info@seattleappacademy.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Early Pre-Registration Required. Cost $120.

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

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

Feb
24
Wed
2016
‘Tell Me What to Say’ seminar for parents, & wine tasting @ Northwest Wine Academy
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

February is Parenting Education Month in Washington State. We’d like to celebrate the important job of parenting by inviting our West Seattle community to a free and exciting event. In collaboration with South Seattle College‘s (WSB sponsor) Northwest Wine Academy, the parenting education staff at South Seattle College’s Cooperative Preschool Program would like you to join us for wine tasting and light hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, February 24. Then stay for the seminar immediately following entitled Tell Me What to Say, lead by our knowledgeable and skilled Parenting Instructors Jen Giomi and Jen Schill. This seminar will focus on providing opportunities for parents and caretakers to practice what to say to their children during difficult or challenging situations.

This free, fun, and informative parenting event will take place at the NWWA on the SSC campus, 6000 16th Ave SW, 98106. Please register at wscoopevents@gmail.com.

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

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

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

Southside Revolution Junior Roller Derby Double Header Bout @ Southgate Roller Rink
Mar 5 @ 5:15 pm – 8:00 pm

South Seattle’s Premier Coed Junior Roller Derby League presents: ALICE IN BLOOD & THUNDER LAND, DOUBLE HEADER BOUT! Come watch the Southside Revolution Coed Junior Roller Derby positional and full-contact teams play Wheat Whackers from Pullman and Rose City Rose Petals from
Portland. Bout 1 at 5:35 pm will be Southside Revolution Cadets vs Rose City Rose Petals. Bout 2 at 7:20 pm will be Southside Revolution Rebels vs Wheat Whackers.

Attendees and players are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Alice in Wonderland Character!

Doors at 5:15 pm, 1st Bout at 5:35 pm. $10 General Admission Adults, $5 Children 6-12, Children under 5 are free.

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

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

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

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

Early Pre-Registration Required. Cost $145.

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

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

Mar
13
Sun
2016
‘Connecting with Your Community’ @ Log House Museum
Mar 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Are you new to West Seattle or the rest of the Duwamish peninsula? Have you been here awhile but want to get more connected or know more about where you live?

Come join us! Be a part of building the future while honoring the past.

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is hosting a fun-filled informational gathering from 3:30 to 4:30 pm Sunday, March 13, 2016.

It will take place at our “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum, just one blocks south of the Statue of Liberty replica on Alki Beach.

You may be the lucky winner of a raffle drawing!

If you have ever thought about volunteering, becoming a member, or just wanting to learn about supporting our work, this is a great opportunity. And you may be the lucky winner of a drawing!

Find out how our historical society is involved in preserving and sharing the Duwamish peninsula’s history and how you can become an integral part of our team.

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

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

Mar
20
Sun
2016
SouthWest Stories: Morgan Street Market @ High Point Library
Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From the Southwest Seattle Historical Society:

Please join us for a new monthly speaker series that is co-sponsored by the Seattle Public Library. We call the series “SouthWest Stories.”

It will feature unique presentations by notable speakers on topics relating to the history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula and the Birthplace of Seattle.

FREE to the public, each presentation will take place on the third Sunday afternoon of the month. The venue will rotate among the five Seattle Public Library branches on our peninsula.

(First speaker)

2 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2016: ROB KETCHERSIDE, urban historian, “L.A. on California Avenue: The Morgan Street Drive-In Market”

Here’s our original preview.

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

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

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

Event #148709

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr
17
Sun
2016
Southwest Stories @ Delridge Library
Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the Southwest Seattle Historical Society for a monthly series at the Delridge Library that features presentations on the history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula, and the birthplace of Seattle.

Tom Collier, vibraphonist and West Seattle High Hall-of-Famer, will discuss “Across the Bridge: West Seattle Heritage in Jazz.”

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
22
Fri
2016
Vintage Fashion Show & Wine Tasting Fundraiser for WS Food Bank @ Bridge Park Independent Living
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bridge Park Independent Living Presents:
Vintage Fashion Show and Wine Tasting Fundraiser for
The West Seattle Food Bank

APRIL 22, 2016

2:00 P.M. Wine Tasting
3:00 P.M. Vintage Fashion Show
3:30 P.M. Raffle Prizes

ALL FOOD DONATIONS AND PROCEEDS GO TO FOOD BANK FOOD DRIVE

For information and Tickets please call: Sue (206) 919-4323 or Shirley (206) 937-2420

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

Are you experiencing mild memory loss?

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

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

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

Pre-Registration is required.

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

Apr
26
Tue
2016
Sexy Syrah & Tantalizing Tastes Event @ Salty's on Alki
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

April 26th, 2018 from 6–9 pm at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor):

Come sip Syrah from 30+ Washington wineries producing some of the State’s best Syrahs at one of the world’s hottest view restaurants – Salty’s on Alki Beach. Syrah is seducing wine enthusiasts who have an affection for red wines with bold spices, rich fruit and silky texture. Produced by Sommelier David LeClaire and Salty’s Sommelier Tim O’Brien, this very popular 17th annual event is presented by Salty’s and the Kingen Family. It always sells out and a portion of your ticket will benefit Children’s Hospital working with John L. Scott Foundation. 


Enjoy the Tantalizing Tastes – A delicious array of noshes designed by your amazing chef to dance with the seductive wines, as truly the food Salty’s does elevates this event beyond most!
The Details

Thursday, April 26 | 6:00–9:00 pm | $50 per person

New VIP Entrance: Arrive early at 5 p.m. for $65 and taste with the judges and media before the crowd arrives (limited availability).

Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.johnlscottfoundation.org

Reservation

Purchase Tickets Here

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

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

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

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

$5 per person

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

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

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

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

Event #148710

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

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

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

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

Facebook event page here.

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

May
26
Thu
2016
Taste of West Seattle, 2016 edition @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Taste of West Seattle, the big annual benefit for the West Seattle Helpline, takes place Thursday night, May 26th – sample the best of the West Seattle venues that participate!

The West Seattle Helpline’s Taste of West Seattle combines the best food and drinks West Seattle has to offer. Your ticket includes over two hours of taste bud enlightenment as you sample dishes, desserts, and drinks from local establishments. In one delicious evening, this event features something for everyone’s palate. You will discover new favorite establishments in the process! Buy tickets early as this event sells out. Must be 21 and over. All IDs will be checked at the door.

The West Seattle Helpline is proud to host the 11th annual “Taste of West Seattle.” This local, community-based food fair is the largest event of its kind in West Seattle. We will
feature food and drink from 50 different restaurants, breweries, wineries, coffee shops, bakeries, chocolatiers, specialty food stores and more!

All proceeds from the event support the West Seattle Helpline’s emergency support programs that keep at-risk families safe and warm in their homes as they recover from a crisis.

Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1567582790224853/

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

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

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

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

We’ll also explore:

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

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

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

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

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

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

$25 or any contribution.

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

Jun
2
Thu
2016
Northwest Wine Academy Spring Wine Release 2017 @ South Seattle College
Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

2017 Spring Release Wine Tasting at the Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor)

Friday, June 2 at 4:00-8:00pm
Saturday, June 3 12:00-6:00pm

Join us at the NW Wine Academy (South Seattle College) for the 13th Annual Spring Release and complimentary wine tasting next Friday, June 2 at 4:00-8:00pm & Saturday, June 3 12:00-6:00pm. We are releasing 5 of our latest wines co-produced by our wine production students. New to our portfolio is an Alsatian Blend and a Blaufrankisch. We look forward to sharing the fruits of the harvest with our community.

The Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College is the only college program in Western Washington dedicated to training wine professionals, from production to marketing and sales to food and wine pairing. Students create each wine from vine to table. NWWA is supported by the wine community at large: Washington wineries and vineyards, program alumni, international partners and the local West Seattle area.

Where: Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College (the NWWA building is located on the east side of the north parking lot) at 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA 98106 Campus (Map)

Jun
3
Fri
2016
Admiral Theater ‘Group Hug’
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

At West Seattle’s only moviehouse, the Admiral Theater on June 3rd, hundreds of area students will gather outside the theater at midmorning on June 3rd for another “group hug,” to be photographed from above, as the theater gets ready to launch its renovation project. No street closure, but things will be a little crowded outside the gas station/mini-mart next door; Clay Eals of Southwest Seattle Historical Society tells us that’s where they’ll be gathering.

Northwest Wine Academy Spring Wine Release 2017 @ South Seattle College
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

2017 Spring Release Wine Tasting at the Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor)

Friday, June 2 at 4:00-8:00pm
Saturday, June 3 12:00-6:00pm

Join us at the NW Wine Academy (South Seattle College) for the 13th Annual Spring Release and complimentary wine tasting next Friday, June 2 at 4:00-8:00pm & Saturday, June 3 12:00-6:00pm. We are releasing 5 of our latest wines co-produced by our wine production students. New to our portfolio is an Alsatian Blend and a Blaufrankisch. We look forward to sharing the fruits of the harvest with our community.

The Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College is the only college program in Western Washington dedicated to training wine professionals, from production to marketing and sales to food and wine pairing. Students create each wine from vine to table. NWWA is supported by the wine community at large: Washington wineries and vineyards, program alumni, international partners and the local West Seattle area.

Where: Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College (the NWWA building is located on the east side of the north parking lot) at 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA 98106 Campus (Map)

Schmitz Park Elementary History Celebration @ Schmitz Park Elementary School
Jun 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

As Schmitz Park Elementary plans it’s move to Genesee Hill this Fall, we thought it was important to celebrate the legacy of Schmitz Park Elementary, which has been open since 1956, having moved into its current building in 1962. We invite those in the community, especially those that were involved at Schmitz Park as a teacher, student, or parent, to join us on Friday, June 3rd at 6:30 pm, at the school, to reminisce, walk the halls, view photos, etc. Updated event information:

Come and join the Schmitz Park Elementary Community, to honor the legacy of the last 60 years and more. Along with members of the Schmitz Family, we will be joined by teachers, staff, parents and students, past and present. Historical information, pictures, and memorabilia will be on display around the school; attendees are invited to bring and share items as well.

6:30-7 p.m.- Meet and greet, played in by the WSHS Band
7 p.m. – Presentation, Front Courtyard
7:20 -8 p.m. – Cake and Coffee served, Open House

Parking in our parking lot will be made available to those with limited mobility and disabled parking passes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SSC Arboretum
Seattle Conifer Day
Pruning Demonstration
10 am to Noon

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

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

Food Truck
– near Northwest Wine Academy

Seattle Public Library Cart
– NWWA Patio

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

Jun
12
Sun
2016
Sunday FUNday @ Log House Museum
Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

An invitation from the Southwest Seattle Historical Society: Bring your family to our “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum this Sunday afternoon, June 12, 2016, and experience our first Sunday FUNday!

In our beautiful museum courtyard, you and your children can take part in family-focused history activities, including arts and crafts, story time and refreshments. The event runs from 1 to 3 pm.

This Sunday, during our regular open hours of noon to 4 pm, is the last day to see the current exhibit, “Keep Clam and Carry On: The Ivar Haglund Story.” Join us!

If you can’t make it this Sunday, please know that we are planning more Sunday FUNdays on Sunday, July 17, 2016, and Sunday, Aug. 17, 2016. Stay tuned for more details!

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

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

This event is free and open to the public.

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

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

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

Jun
19
Sun
2016
Southwest Stories @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jun 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the Southwest Seattle Historical Society for a monthly series at the West Seattle Library that features presentations on the history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula, and the birthplace of Seattle.

Ron Tjerandsen, architect and West Seattle native, “From the Shore to the Bluff: An Immigrant Family’s Story.”

lease join us for a new monthly speaker series that is co-sponsored by the Seattle Public Library. We call the series “SouthWest Stories.”

It features unique presentations by notable speakers on topics relating to the history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula and the Birthplace of Seattle.

FREE to the public, each presentation takes place on the third Sunday afternoon of the month. The venue rotates among the five Seattle Public Library branches on our peninsula.

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

This series is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library and the Southwest Seattle Historical society.

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

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

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

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

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is required
. Please register here.

For more information, contact snap@seattle.gov

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

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

Bringing Baby Home: A Parenting and Relationship Program

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

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

Class size is limited, pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

Northwest Wine Academy’s ‘Summer Sip’ event @ South Seattle College
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Kick off Seattle sunshine season at the Summer Sip!

We invite you to join us at the Northwest Wine Academy on June 25th, from 1-3 pm to raise funds for our Summer Program Series. You and your friends will be among the first to taste 4 new Academy releases, sample tasty hor d’oeuvres while toasting to our beautiful Seattle Summer. You could even win a special surprise!

You’ll learn more about how You Grow Girl! keeps King County girls and young women on a Pathway to Self-Sufficiency and how YOU can help.

Tickets are $15 so invite a friend and get yours today!

The You Grow Girl! mission is to provide comprehensive services for girls and young women to reach their authentic self through the development of life skills, confidence and self-respect. YGG serves high-risk, female-identifying, King County youth from elementary through young adulthood, placing them on a Pathway to Self-Sufficient Womanhood.

Not able to make it to The Summer Sip? You can still support our Summer Program Series by making a gift to our girls at www.yougrowgirl.org.

The Northwest Wine Academy is located at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor).

The Summer Sip is sponsored by McLendon Hardware.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bringing Baby Home: A Parenting and Relationship Program

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

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

Class size is limited, pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

Jun
27
Mon
2016
VBS Day Camp @ Eastridge Church
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

On June 27th–30th from 9 am-Noon we will be holding our VBS Daycamps for kids, 4 y/o to 5th grade! Our VBS is activity based, so they will be moving, having fun, and learning really cool things! They get to choose two classes from: Duct tape crafts, Cooking Skills, Painting, and Lego Creations. Registration is $30. Each class has a limited size, so sign up now! To register, or or more information go to http://eastridgetoday.com/kidevents

Jun
28
Tue
2016
VBS Day Camp @ Eastridge Church
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

On June 27th–30th from 9 am-Noon we will be holding our VBS Daycamps for kids, 4 y/o to 5th grade! Our VBS is activity based, so they will be moving, having fun, and learning really cool things! They get to choose two classes from: Duct tape crafts, Cooking Skills, Painting, and Lego Creations. Registration is $30. Each class has a limited size, so sign up now! To register, or or more information go to http://eastridgetoday.com/kidevents

Jun
29
Wed
2016
VBS Day Camp @ Eastridge Church
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

On June 27th–30th from 9 am-Noon we will be holding our VBS Daycamps for kids, 4 y/o to 5th grade! Our VBS is activity based, so they will be moving, having fun, and learning really cool things! They get to choose two classes from: Duct tape crafts, Cooking Skills, Painting, and Lego Creations. Registration is $30. Each class has a limited size, so sign up now! To register, or or more information go to http://eastridgetoday.com/kidevents

Jun
30
Thu
2016
VBS Day Camp @ Eastridge Church
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

On June 27th–30th from 9 am-Noon we will be holding our VBS Daycamps for kids, 4 y/o to 5th grade! Our VBS is activity based, so they will be moving, having fun, and learning really cool things! They get to choose two classes from: Duct tape crafts, Cooking Skills, Painting, and Lego Creations. Registration is $30. Each class has a limited size, so sign up now! To register, or or more information go to http://eastridgetoday.com/kidevents

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

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

Jul
4
Mon
2016
Colman Pool’s 75th Anniversary
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Please join us for a celebration of Colman Pool’s 75th Anniversary on Monday, July 4th. Doors open at 10 am.

Colman Pool, West Seattle’s outdoor pool and Seattle’s only heated saltwater pool, celebrates its 75th birthday this year, and Seattle Parks and Recreation is holding a celebration on July 4.

The celebration at the pool, 8603 Fauntleroy Way SW in Lincoln Park, will begin on the deck at 11 am and include light refreshments and special entertainment. The celebration on the deck is free; regular fees apply for all swims, however the slide will be free all day. See swim schedule below.

The event will also include the unveiling of the restored entry mural, which was commissioned in 1941 when the pool was opened. The mural was restored with help from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. A presentation by mural conservator Peter Malarkey will take place in the lobby at 10:15 am.

Swim schedule for July 4

Noon-1:30 pm — Lap and family swims
1:45-4:45 pm — Public swim (slide and diving board open)
5-7 pm — Lap and family swims

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

Jul
18
Mon
2016
High5Arts Summer Camp begins @ The West Seattle Art Nest
Jul 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

High5Arts is offering a week long camp of creative exploration. Each day is a new theme, which will cultivate story telling while exploring different mediums.

For kids 6-12 yrs old
July 18-22, M-F
4-5:30 pm
$115 per artist

Location is at The West Seattle Art Nest
4138 California ave sw, Seattle

Register on Www.High5Arts.com (under summer camp)

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:00 pm / FREE

Please RSVP at store

206-708-7250
shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

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

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

7:00 pm / FREE

Please RSVP at store

206-708-7250
shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

Sep
10
Sat
2016
Camp Long 75th Anniversary and Mountain Fest
Sep 10 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites you and your family to celebrate Camp’s Long Mountain Fest –and the camp’s 75th anniversary– from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 10th, 2016.

Camp Long Mountain Fest celebrates Seattle’s mountain climbing history and community. Visitors can challenge themselves on the high ropes course and try climbing and rappelling on Schurman Rock (with waivers). There will be mountain games and interactive workshops for people of all ages and abilities and prizes will be awarded. You can join in activities including rock climbing, ropes course, orienteering, nature exploration, outdoor skills, historical exhibit, falconry, crafts, and art. And don’t miss the flag ceremony at 1:30 pm.

All events are free and take place at Camp Long (5200 35th Ave. SW).

Schurman Rock was constructed between 1938 and 1939 by the Work Progress Administration, and is believed to be the first man-made climbing structure in America. It was originally named Monitor Rock because climbing instructors could monitor their students from all sides of the structure. In 1957, it was renamed to honor Clark Schurman who designed it.

Schurman, known as “The Chief,” was the chief climbing guide on Mount Rainier from 1938 to 1941. As a climber, he sketched and painted his journeys into a book published by The Mountaineers in 1939. Schurman thought it was important for novice climbers to have a practice rock. Schurman Rock stands as a legacy to his vision.

For more information about Camp Long Mountain Fest, please call 206-423-3460 or visit seattle.gov/environment/rock.htm. Camp Long Mountain Fest is sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Associated Recreation Council, O2 Outdoor Opportunities and Mountain Madness.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rat City Recon 2016 @ Southgate Roller Rink
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Rat City Recon and Monumental Undertaking present:
RAT CITY RECON 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016, 6 pm-2 am
at Southgate Roller Rink

* $10 at the door, or advance will call tickets available at: squareup.com/store/rat-city-recon
* 21+, valid I.D. required
* Facebook event information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1109018919191541/

THE BANDS:

Pink Parts
ex-Licks
Githyanki
Tough Times
Slow Elk
The Grindylow
Rat City Ruckus
Glose
Wild Powwers
Stallion
Heiress

MORE INFO:

If you wanna rock, you gotta roll down to White Center for the 4th Edition of RAT CITY RECON! All the Recon action will be happening at Southgate Roller Rink.

* Eleven bands on three stages
* Beer & cider available in beer garden outside and indoors at the bar; event is 21+, VALID I.D. REQUIRED!
* Food vendors – Sweet Lou’s Wings, more TBA
* If you want to roller skate: $4 skate rental fee or bring your own; everyone skates at their own risk
* Public transportation/ride share: Metro buses 60, 120, and 128; Car2Go home area ends one block north of Southgate Roller Rink at SW Roxbury Street, so you can park and walk easily to the venue

Recon 2016 is sponsored by: Full Tilt Ice Cream, Mac’s Triangle Pub, Match+Gasoline LLC, Noble Barton, Proletariat Pizza, Rat City Bikes, Rat City Records, Southgate Roller Rink, Zippy’s Giant Burgers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our project’s objectives are:

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

Sep
22
Thu
2016
An Evening of West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA Memories @ Fauntleroy Church / YMCA Fellowship Hall
Sep 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us to share and hear stories about the YMCA from every era of our 94-year history in West Seattle. Bring and view Y memorabilia. We want to hear your YMCA story!

HiSTORY, HerSTORY, OurSTORY, YourSTORY – An Evening of West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA Memories

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 5:30 to 7:30pm
at Fauntleroy Church / YMCA Fellowship Hall

RSVP By September 15 to Maria Groen at 206 935 6000 or mgroen@seattleymca.org.

Light refreshments provided. This event is appropriate for kids ages 6 and older. Free child care is available for ages 4 weeks to 12 years, with reservations required.

In this interactive event for all ages, we’ll start the evening off with memorabilia and story sharing about the many community activities that the Y has led over the years, including Bean Feed, YMCA Adventure Guides and Princesses, Dolphin Swim Team, California Caravans, Kobe Cultural Exchange, Y teen dances, basketball leagues, summer day camp, pinewood derby, Camp Colman and much more!

We’ll end with Clay Eals, Executive Director of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, interviewing these West Seattle locals:

· Larry Pierce – Larry’s history with the Y goes back to his great grandfather, Laurence Colman, a lifelong YMCA leader who started the Fauntleroy YMCA and Camp Colman. In addition to discussing his family’s own involvement, he will highlight the little-known efforts of locals in the difficult times of the 1930s and 1940s.

· Ann Adkins – Ann grew up being heavily involved in Camp Fire Girls, which started in the YMCA, and then took her toddler daughter to learn to swim at the West Seattle YMCA. She soon began volunteering to teach swim lessons and retired after 40 years leading Aquatics at the West Seattle YMCA.

· Bruce Davis – Bruce is the owner of the Junction True Value Hardware and grew up in West Seattle. He spent many happy hours staying out of trouble at the YMCA. Bruce has served on the West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA Board for more than a decade.

· Ruthie Waid – Ruthie is known by many from her years as a teacher in Seattle Public Schools, including stints at Lafayette and E.C. Hughes. She swam her way through Y Aquatics programs from Tadpoles to Dolphins and volunteered in the bag room at the old West Seattle YMCA pool.

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

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

7:00 pm / FREE

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

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

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Financial Workshops: Knowledge is Golden

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

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

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

Call to register: 206-938-6017

Your financial future – worth planning for.

Oct
1
Sat
2016
Camp Colman Bean Feed Dinner @ West 5 Restaurant and Lounge
Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

On Saturday, October 1, 2016, the Camp Colman Alumni Committee is reviving a long-loved West Seattle tradition: the Bean Feed. The original bean feed was a celebration for the entire community when most households there were involved in the Fauntleroy Church and YMCA. This Tell Me Why Friend-raiser will honor the tradition and history of Camp Colman while generating funds to support camp capital projects. We invite alumni, parents, and friends to join this event and celebrate 50 for 50 — the “Colman-ation” of 50 summers of camp at Case Inlet. Learn more about the future of Camp Colman, the new master plan, and how a gift could have a major impact on camp’s growth.

When: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 5:30 pm
Where: West 5 Restaurant and Lounge
Ticket price: $50 per person

Tickets to this private event will include a delicious buffet meal featuring baked beans (of course), brats, salmon, mac & cheese, goop ice cream, and more! There will be delicious specialty cocktails at the no-host bar, including a Goop-tini and the Black Lagoon. Attendees can win some amazing raffle items, including a free week of summer camp, a free weekend of Family Camp, a YMCA membership, a handmade Colman quilt, event tickets, works of art, and other terrific items! Guests will also take home a commemorative glass. Family & Friends 18+ Welcome. This event is organized by Camp Colman Alumni Committee and Chairs Steve & Becky Cameron.

More information and a link to purchase tickets can be found at
http://bit.ly/ColmanBeanFeed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Project Benefits

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

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

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

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

The End Result

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arts in Parks

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

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

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

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

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

Get Moving/Recreation for All

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

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

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

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

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

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

The only West Seattle workshop:

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

Oct
16
Sun
2016
Southwest Stories @ High Point Library
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the Southwest Seattle Historical Society for a monthly series features presentations on the history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula, and the birthplace of Seattle. We call the series “SouthWest Stories.” Coming up at the High Point Library:

2 pm to 3 pm Sunday, Oct. 16th Join Larry Gossett, King County Council member and long-time neighborhood activist who will discuss “High Point and the Homeboys.”

FREE to the public, each presentation takes place on the third Sunday afternoon of the month. The venue rotates among the five Seattle Public Library branches on our peninsula.

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

This series is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library and the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. Podcasts of previous parts of this series are available on the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s website.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Financial Workshops: Knowledge is Golden

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

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

Call to register: 206-938-6017

Your financial future – worth planning for.

Oct
19
Wed
2016
Financial Workshop: Knowledge is Golden @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Financial Workshops: Knowledge is Golden

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

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

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

Call to register: 206-938-6017

Your financial future – worth planning for.

Oct
29
Sat
2016
WEST SEATTLE Plant-for-the-Planet Academy @ Westside Unitarian Church
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Do you know a young person who is concerned about climate change? Please spread the word about the upcoming Plant for the Planet Academy on October 29th. At this free day-long workshop, 50 students (ages 8-14) will learn how they can take action to protect and heal our environment, as part of Plant For The Planet – an international group of 34,000+ young people worldwide who are planting trees and leading communities to solve the climate crisis now. At the Academy, students will learn how to present information to others about the science of climate change and ways to take positive action – both as individuals and as communities. Students will use hands-on activities to teach one another about climate science, how to plant a tree, how to give a climate presentation, and they will make plans with other ambassadors to engage our community on climate solutions. The upcoming Plant for the Planet Academy will culminate in an educational and moving slideshow presentation for families and the public, as the world’s newest Ambassadors for Climate Justice share what they have learned from each other and make their commitments to plant and speak for the trees, and for our environment! To learn more, watch “Now We Children Save the World” on youtube.

FREE to all students ages 9 – 14 includes snacks, t-shirt and book “Tree By Tree”

Please Register here.

Nov
5
Sat
2016
Longfellow Creek Watershed Walk & Salmon Watch @ Dragonfly Pavillion
Nov 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

From Puget Soundkeeper Alliance:

Join us as we walk a section of Longfellow Creek in West Seattle to investigate the health of one of our local salmon runs. Longfellow Creek, which flows from Roxhill Bog to Elliot Bay, provides spawning habitat for a population of coho salmon every year.

A group of dedicated volunteers is working with Soundkeeper to monitor whether the coho in Longfellow reproduce successfully or succumb to stormwater pollution in the river and die before spawning (a phenomenon known as pre-spawn mortality). Every day for the duration of the salmon run, teams are documenting their observations of live coho and dissecting the dead carcasses to check spawning condition. Come join our Saturday group of volunteers and see them in action!

Also at the event will be groups from the Nature Consortium, Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, King County Conservation District, and the City of Seattle to talk about wetland recovery, native plants, rain gardens, and what Seattle is doing to reduce the effects of toxic stormwater runoff on salmon populations and other wildlife.

This is a great way to observe one of nature’s most amazing migrations, get a taste of scientific field work, and learn more about what you can do to restore the health of our local waterways.

Equipment: Be prepared to get dirty. Wear athletic clothing and shoes that can get wet. We will be walking along the creek through some muddy areas.

Date: Saturday, November 5th
Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: Dragonfly Garden, 4107 28th Avenue SW, Seattle 98126

To RSVP: Email Kerry at kerry@pugetsoundkeeper.org or call (206) 297-7002.

Nov
9
Wed
2016
Westwood Urban Village and Community Design Workshop @ Chief Sealth International High School
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The goal of this workshop is to help inform Seattle City Council about your community’s vision of how our Urban Villages should look, feel, and function in support of important citywide goals for increased affordability, design quality, and housing options in neighborhoods throughout the city.

We welcome a lively interchange of ideas and opinions on the recently proposed zoning changes for your neighborhood, including where the boundary for urban villages should be drawn, what mix of zones best support the context and conditions of local areas, and how to encourage more housing options and elements of livability (including neighborhood amenities such as frequent and reliable transit, community-serving businesses, parks and schools).

Westwood Urban Village and Community Design Workshop
Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6–9:30 pm
Chief Sealth International High School Library

Seattle City Council
Contact: Spencer Williams, Spencer.Williams@seattle.gov

Registration:
We look forward to hearing from you. To RSVP, please e-mail me at Spencer.Williams@seattle.gov with your name, organization and address. Please indicate at that time if you require accommodations for accessibility or interpretation services. Childcare will be provided at event. Due to meeting format, space is limited.

Nov
12
Sat
2016
Rise Up Workshop – Creativity for Emotional Healing
Nov 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

RISE UP WORKSHOPS – CREATIVITY FOR EMOTIONAL HEALING
Saturday, November 12th, 2016
11 am-2 pm. West Seattle
All inclusive.
SoulShine Life Coaching, Desiree D’Ambrosio Shafman CPC, ELI-MP

Engage in a compelling fusion of expressive art, relaxing guided meditation and life coaching aligned towards awakening and deepening the healing power of your Creative Nature. Explore how the Creative Process can help you discover and express your inner world by listening to and dialoging with your body, mind and soul. No art experience necessary! All you need is an open mind and a willingness to engage in the process.
– Transform Inner Obstacles
– Release difficult Emotions
– Connect With Your Inner Wisdom
– Reframe Traumatic Events
– Overcome Limiting Self Beliefs
– Create Meaningful Connections

Space is Limited. Preregistration required.

For more information or to register please visit:
www.soulshine-lifecoaching.com
Email: soulshinelifecoaching@outlook.com
Phone: 206 499 5350

Nov
14
Mon
2016
Free Workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions. @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 14 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join a FREE Living Well Workshop for 2+ hours for 6 weeks. Learn from trained volunteer leaders who have health conditions themselves. Set your own goals and make a step by step plan to improve your health. Caregivers and Care Receivers are encouraged to attend this together if possible. To register or for more information please call Cassidy Stout at 206-727-6265.

Free workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions
It will meet on Mondays through December 19th from 2:30 pm–4 pm.
Senior Center of West Seattle
(the Nelson Room)

Nov
15
Tue
2016
Free workshop: College Admissions and Financial Aid @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Free College Financial Aid Community Workshop to be held at the West Seattle Library on Tuesday, November 15th.

Free College Admissions and Financial Aid workshop for parents of college-bound students.

Learn how to navigate the complexities of the college admissions process. Albert Israel, CFP, will discuss strategies for determining then maximizing college financial aid. During this complimentary seminar, you will learn ways to:

~ Calculate how college aid is determined and how much you will be expected to pay.
~ Define a college savings goal that is right for you.
~ Determine today’s cost and various payment options.

The workshop will be held Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30 PM at West Seattle (Admiral) Public Library, 2306 42nd Ave SW, Seattle 98116.

Nov
17
Thu
2016
Northwest Wine Academy Fall wine release tasting @ South Seattle College
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come celebrate as the Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) releases their newest student produced wines. 1:00-7:00 pm in the NWWA Tasting Room – Wine and Welding Building (maps and directions here) Full details from SSC:

Each year we hold a big Fall Release party where we feature our newest vintages of wine.

November 17, 18 and 19 – 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm each day.

The entire event is complimentary; no cost for admission. Bottles of wine are available for purchase. Parking is free in the North parking lot.

*Parents are welcome to bring their kids!

Our Northwest Wine Academy is the first teaching winery in the Puget Sound region. Our program’s classes are designed for students who are just getting a start in the wine industry and for professionals who need to enhance or update their skills. Since releasing its first vintages in 2005, the Northwest Wine Academy has consistently created award winning, student-produced wines that have received medals at numerous prestigious competitions. We produce nearly 1,000 cases of wine each year.

NWWA is supported by the wine community at large – Washington wineries, Washington vineyards, alumni, international partners and the local West Seattle area.

More information at:
http://nwwineacademy.com/event/fall-release-2?instance_id=1874

Travel and Fishing in Cuba – free seminar @ Emerald Water Anglers
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

November 17th — Cuba–Now Open for Americans — 7:00 pm at Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor): Jon Covich of Fly Water Travel will be on hand to share some great images and discuss all the viable options currently available for eager fly anglers to travel and experience in Cuba. In the past 12 months a ton has changed and Jon is on top of it.

Please also RSVP at the store via phone, email or Facebook.

7:00 pm / FREE

Please RSVP at store via phone, email or Facebook.
206-708-7250
shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

Nov
18
Fri
2016
Northwest Wine Academy Fall wine release tasting @ South Seattle College
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come celebrate as the Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) releases their newest student produced wines. 1:00-7:00 pm in the NWWA Tasting Room – Wine and Welding Building (maps and directions here) Full details from SSC:

Each year we hold a big Fall Release party where we feature our newest vintages of wine.

November 17, 18 and 19 – 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm each day.

The entire event is complimentary; no cost for admission. Bottles of wine are available for purchase. Parking is free in the North parking lot.

*Parents are welcome to bring their kids!

Our Northwest Wine Academy is the first teaching winery in the Puget Sound region. Our program’s classes are designed for students who are just getting a start in the wine industry and for professionals who need to enhance or update their skills. Since releasing its first vintages in 2005, the Northwest Wine Academy has consistently created award winning, student-produced wines that have received medals at numerous prestigious competitions. We produce nearly 1,000 cases of wine each year.

NWWA is supported by the wine community at large – Washington wineries, Washington vineyards, alumni, international partners and the local West Seattle area.

More information at:
http://nwwineacademy.com/event/fall-release-2?instance_id=1874

Nov
19
Sat
2016
Northwest Wine Academy Fall wine release tasting @ South Seattle College
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come celebrate as the Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) releases their newest student produced wines. 1:00-7:00 pm in the NWWA Tasting Room – Wine and Welding Building (maps and directions here) Full details from SSC:

Each year we hold a big Fall Release party where we feature our newest vintages of wine.

November 17, 18 and 19 – 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm each day.

The entire event is complimentary; no cost for admission. Bottles of wine are available for purchase. Parking is free in the North parking lot.

*Parents are welcome to bring their kids!

Our Northwest Wine Academy is the first teaching winery in the Puget Sound region. Our program’s classes are designed for students who are just getting a start in the wine industry and for professionals who need to enhance or update their skills. Since releasing its first vintages in 2005, the Northwest Wine Academy has consistently created award winning, student-produced wines that have received medals at numerous prestigious competitions. We produce nearly 1,000 cases of wine each year.

NWWA is supported by the wine community at large – Washington wineries, Washington vineyards, alumni, international partners and the local West Seattle area.

More information at:
http://nwwineacademy.com/event/fall-release-2?instance_id=1874

Nov
21
Mon
2016
Free Workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions. @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 21 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join a FREE Living Well Workshop for 2+ hours for 6 weeks. Learn from trained volunteer leaders who have health conditions themselves. Set your own goals and make a step by step plan to improve your health. Caregivers and Care Receivers are encouraged to attend this together if possible. To register or for more information please call Cassidy Stout at 206-727-6265.

Free workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions
It will meet on Mondays through December 19th from 2:30 pm–4 pm.
Senior Center of West Seattle
(the Nelson Room)

Nov
28
Mon
2016
Free Workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions. @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 28 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join a FREE Living Well Workshop for 2+ hours for 6 weeks. Learn from trained volunteer leaders who have health conditions themselves. Set your own goals and make a step by step plan to improve your health. Caregivers and Care Receivers are encouraged to attend this together if possible. To register or for more information please call Cassidy Stout at 206-727-6265.

Free workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions
It will meet on Mondays through December 19th from 2:30 pm–4 pm.
Senior Center of West Seattle
(the Nelson Room)

Dec
3
Sat
2016
Annual Port Tasting @ Bin 41
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At Bin 41 in the West Seattle Junction: SPECIAL Saturday tasting for the kick-off of Hometown Holidays in the Junction featuring our annual PORT TASTING! (3-5 pm for this tasting…so you’re done in time to catch the tree lighting ceremony),

Dec
4
Sun
2016
‘Introduction to Flamenco Dance’ workshop @ West Seattle Performing Arts
Dec 4 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Carmona Flamenco and FlamencoArts NW will be presenting an “Introduction to Flamenco Dance” workshop, taught by maestra Rubin Carmona, at the new West Seattle Performing Arts Studio (WSB sponsor). This workshop will be accompanied by maestro Marcos Carmona on guitar.

December 4th 2016
12:30 pm until 2 pm
West Seattle Performing Arts

$25
Info: wspa.org
206 935 3777
flamencoartsnw.org

The Carmonas have been professional flamenco dancer, singer, guitarist and teachers for 45 years, both in the United States and Spain (see fanw.org).

Maestra Carmona will present an introduction to basic flamenco foot patterns, upper body movement, and rhymic hand clapping (palmas). She will also demo some of the components of the dance such as scarfs and shawls. She will also teach a short choreography. Shoes with a low heel or character shoes will be helpful but not necessary.

Free Workshop: Transforming Pain, Fear and Anger to Action @ Westside Unitarians Universalist Congregation
Dec 4 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Please join us for Hate Free Delridge’s next event: Transforming Pain, Fear and Anger to Action to be held on Sunday December 4th from 1:30-4:30PM at Westside Unitarians Universalist Congregation in the basement meeting hall.

We are asking participants to please REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP HERE so we can get an accurate participant count. The workshop is free.

Organizations to date that have partnered include:
Call of Compassion NW
Hate Free Delridge
InspireSeattle
OneAmerica
Seattle City Club
Seattle Globalist
Women of Wisdom
WSUU

Workshop facilitators include Susan Partnow and Lola Peters.

A brief summary of the workshop:

Now the election is finally over. But this election has widened our country’s already divisive political environment. “Politically incorrect speech” has been honored in certain political circles. We’ve heard political candidates claim that our election system is rigged and watched them stir-up and unleash anger and hate throughout our country. With Donald Trump’s surprise victory, our country now faces extensive uncertainty as Trump moves to address his campaign promises which pitted communities against each other, setting the table for continued anger and possible violence going forward.

On Sunday, December 4th from 1:30-4:30pm, we will be conducting an event to counter this negativity and help bring our community closer while providing tools to help us all get back to working together. This will be an educational and participatory forum to be held at Westside Unitarian Universalist, 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle. This forum will provide tools for transforming pain, fear and anger to action. This forum will be professionally facilitated and is being supported by multiple partnering organizations.

Please register for this free forum at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2716318

The goals of this forum are multifold: to hear from a victim of a recent hate crime; to learn tools for successfully and peacefully countering hate speech when encountered in one’s own community; to meet other concerned neighbors and share one’s own experiences and perspectives in a safe and structured format; to learn from Hate Free Delridge’s experience in bringing a neighborhood closer in response to a hate crime; and assistance in forming your own hate-free neighborhood group.

Dec
5
Mon
2016
Free Workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions. @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 5 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join a FREE Living Well Workshop for 2+ hours for 6 weeks. Learn from trained volunteer leaders who have health conditions themselves. Set your own goals and make a step by step plan to improve your health. Caregivers and Care Receivers are encouraged to attend this together if possible. To register or for more information please call Cassidy Stout at 206-727-6265.

Free workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions
It will meet on Mondays through December 19th from 2:30 pm–4 pm.
Senior Center of West Seattle
(the Nelson Room)

Dec
12
Mon
2016
Free Workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions. @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 12 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join a FREE Living Well Workshop for 2+ hours for 6 weeks. Learn from trained volunteer leaders who have health conditions themselves. Set your own goals and make a step by step plan to improve your health. Caregivers and Care Receivers are encouraged to attend this together if possible. To register or for more information please call Cassidy Stout at 206-727-6265.

Free workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions
It will meet on Mondays through December 19th from 2:30 pm–4 pm.
Senior Center of West Seattle
(the Nelson Room)

Dec
14
Wed
2016
Artful, Therapeutic, and Informed Weeding at Lincoln Park
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Wednesday, December 14th 8:30 am–11:00 am, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers: Artful, Therapeutic and Informed Weeding:

Help preserve our natural heritage for future generations. Learn the best strategies to help declining local, wild rarities grow back, as we protect them from weeds. The wealth of our ancient, unique, local natural community, has been in decline ever since the first global gold seekers brought with them seeds of weeds that our local natural community was not adapted to living with. Tinkering with plants as we sit in beautiful natural surroundings, goes back in our evolutionary roots to before agriculture, and there is an instinctive therapy in sitting on a bed of moss, plucking out plants, either for harvest, or to help valued surrounding plants, or both. As we sit in nature with our neighbors, wiggling out weeds, we can learn various strategic weeding methods, including learning the identification and root structure of each weed species we target, then when, how, and where, they would disperse if we let them. We can also learn which weeds we can nibble on. Then we learn the reason we are weeding, which is to help the re-spreading of the declining local, wild plants, and the wild animals that are adapted to the declining plants, those weeds were pushing out. Then on the way out we can learn the art of “weed walking”, where we pull the weeds away from the declining wild plants, while we walk, hardly losing a step.

This is a world that we could be moving back towards with each of our community gatherings in nature, where we are contributing to the natural community as a mutualistic member of that community, rather than a parasitic or predatory member of that community. Could this model go viral? Could it spread around the globe better and last longer than Pokeman Go? Why not?

I ask that people preregister to ensure that the group size is manageable both for me and the mosses. e-mail me at ecostewart@gmail.com or phone me at 206 932-7225 (currently only land line).

While the program is free, Stewart appreciates any useful support that the human community gives him that will help the growth of the success of his efforts to promote the protection and recovery our most precious and unique local natural communities that our misguided human culture has increasingly been degrading and diminishing.

Dec
17
Sat
2016
Preserving the Duwamish Cultural Landscape – free event @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fun day exploring the relationship between Duwamish culture and native habitat restoration. Talks, demo, food, storytelling & cultural programming. Stay all day or drop-in.

Free activities. 10 am- Restoring Native Habitats; 11:15 am- Brunch provided; Discovering the Duwamish Hill Preserve; 12 pm- Basket Making Demo; 1 to 3 pm-Duwamish Storytelling and Cultural Programming.

Free tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2725364
Facebook event page here.

FREE EVENT DAY
WHAT: Preserving the Duwamish Cultural Landscape
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, 10am to 4pm. Free
WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106, 206-431-1582.

“Preserving the Duwamish Cultural Landscape” is a free public outreach event of the Duwamish Longhouse Urban Reforestation Project sponsored by a King Conservation District grant.

The Duwamish Tribe, Seattle Parks and other community partners are all working to restore native habitats that preserve the Duwamish cultural landscape for all to explore. The Duwamish Tribe is still here and its traditional stories provide a narrative for a deeper understanding of the indigenous land we all share and the bounty that awaits us as traditional habitats are restored.

Regarding the Duwamish Urban Reforestation Project, invasive plants have been removed and native plants reintroduced. One of them, the Western Red Cedar has been used by our people to make baskets, weave hats and traditional clothing. Duwamish tribal member, DeAnn Sackman Jacobson, will talk about how our ancestors harvested bark and other materials to make baskets and garments. She will demonstrate the process of preparing and weaving the bark.

Brooke Alford of the Duwamish Hill Preserve will speak about the restoration of Duwamish Hill in Tukwila, their native plant nursery and volunteer opportunities. Native storyteller Roger Fernandes will share the Duwamish epic North and South Wind story associated with the Duwamish Hill site. Duwamish tribal member Blake Shelafoe will also share his own story about the Duwamish River.

AGENDA–SCHEDULE

10-10:15 Opening. Duwamish Reforestation Project update. Presenter: Nancy Sackman (Duwamish Tribe).

10:15-11:00–Restoring Native Habitats. Insights into the native habitat restoration of Seattle’s green spaces by Seattle Park & Recreation–cedars, cattails and more. Presenters: Michael Yadrick and Lisa Ciecko, Seattle Parks. Explore More: http://www.seattle.gov/parks

11:15-12:00–Brunch (soup, fruit, cookies, coffee/tea)

11:15-12:00–Discovering Duwamish Hill Preserve

The Duwamish Hill Preserve is a 10.5 acre parcel of Duwamish tribal historical, cultural and ecological significance in Tukwila. Along the banks of the Duwamish River, the hill is a glacial remnant where many rarely seen species of flora and fauna can be found. It is the site of the Duwamish tribal oral tradition known as the “Epic of the North & South Winds.” Learn how to volunteer. Presenter: Brooke Alford, MLA, Urban Habitat Landscape Design.

Duwamish Hill Preserve http://forterra.org/subpage/duwamish-hill-preserve

12:00-1:00–Duwamish Basket & Mat Making Demonstration

Presenter: Deanne Jacobs (Duwamish Tribe).

1:00-2:00—Epic of the North & South Wind (Duwamish Oral Tradition)

Presenter: Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha Band of the Klallam Indians) is a renowned storyteller and artist living in Seattle, WA. Storytelling is Healing and Teaching The true power of storytelling comes when the moisture of the teller’s breath gives life and power to the story.

At one time, all Duwamish people knew the same stories. We understood the world through those common stories. The stories taught and guided and healed us. Sent to us by our ancestors who knew we would need these stories so we could live in the world in a good way– those stories are still waiting to do their work for those who will listen.

2:00-3:00—Duwamish Cultural Sharing—We Are Still Here

Songs, stories & dance. Participatory. Bring your drum. Presenter: Blake Shelafoe (Duwamish Tribe).

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

Our project’s objectives are:

to restore the Longhouse’s property’s ecosystem by providing a place to sustain native food and medicine, habitat and wildlife in relation to the Duwamish culture,

to engage the public and raise educational awareness of the Duwamish native culture and its relationship to the restored ecosystem, and

to work with community partners to increase public awareness of urban reforestation stewardship.

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

Dec
19
Mon
2016
Free Workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions. @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 19 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join a FREE Living Well Workshop for 2+ hours for 6 weeks. Learn from trained volunteer leaders who have health conditions themselves. Set your own goals and make a step by step plan to improve your health. Caregivers and Care Receivers are encouraged to attend this together if possible. To register or for more information please call Cassidy Stout at 206-727-6265.

Free workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions
It will meet on Mondays through December 19th from 2:30 pm–4 pm.
Senior Center of West Seattle
(the Nelson Room)

Jan
8
Sun
2017
Learning the Art and Practice of Healing Mother Nature Herself
Jan 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Sunday, January 8th, 11:00 am–1:30 pm, join Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures to Learn the Art and Practice of Healing Mother Nature Herself from Mother Nature’s Medicine Man, who has spent most of his 60 years studying her local natural community, and how we might best help with the protection and recovery of her incredible wealth and beauty that has been in decline ever since the first human sought to control and exploit her. This will be an all generations program for all levels of knowledge. Learning and practicing the protection and healing of our natural community is not only fascinating, and feels like a good thing to be doing for the world, but doing it is therapeutic and a good activity to rebuild richer, and healthier, human community around.

This session is at one of Seattle’s greatest remaining urban oases of nature at Lincoln Park in West Seattle. The following session could be at your favorite remaining local oasis of nature, where you and your neighbors renew your spirits in nature. I don’t ask for any monetary contributions for this program, but I do ask for any help you can contribute towards my efforts to promote a paradigm shift for the human community to increasingly again appreciate and serve our Mother Nature, while again serving the health of our human communities in the process.

Preregistration is not required, but if you tell me you are coming it will help me estimate the size group to plan for. We might follow up by planning a “stewardship adventure” to a site where some species still thrives, that we estimate once thrived at our favorite local oasis of nature, but has since become rare or lost, as we build a growing community of stewards. We can learn about that species that has become rare or lost from that favorite nature spot, do enough stewardship of its habitat in that remaining stronghold that the mother plant would be happy to give us a few of her seeds to give good homes to, and bring them back to our favorite local nature oasis for her. If no one contacts me, and it’s weather is too rough, I may not show up. Call or e-mail: 206 932-7225; ecostewart@gmail.com

Jan
14
Sat
2017
Southside Revolution Junior Roller Derby “House Cup” Triple-Header @ Southgate Roller Rink
Jan 14 @ 5:15 pm – 9:30 pm

South Seattle’s Premier Coed Junior Roller Derby League presents: THE 2017 HOUSE CUP, TRIPLE HEADER MEGA-MASHUP! This is our second annual Harry Potter themed bout! Come watch the Southside Revolution Junior Roller Derby positional and both full-contact teams mashup with various players from the Northwest. Bout 1 at 5:35 pm will be Southside Revolution Cadets & Friends Mashup. Bout 2 at 6:45 pm will be Southside Revolution Alliance & Friends Mashup! Bout 3 at 8:00 pm will be Southside Revolution Rebels & Friends Mashup!

This is a HARRY POTTER theamed mega-mashup bout. The teams will be sorted into their ‘Houses’ at the beginning of the bout with the ‘Sorting Hat’ as per standard with all students of Hogwarts. The teams with the most points will win their share in the 2017 HOUSE CUP!

Also, there will be a costume contest at half-time as well!

All proceeds including 50/50 raffle and bake sale to support SSR. Please bring cash for the bake sale and 50/50 raffle.

Doors at 5:15pm, 1st Bout at 5:35pm. $10 General Admission Adults, $5 Children 6-12, Children under 5 are free.

More info here.

Jan
21
Sat
2017
Free workshop: Homebuying for Investment @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Ready to jump in to real estate investment but not sure how to get going? In this fast-paced workshop you will learn strategies to leverage both traditional and creative financing to acquire income-producing properties – including multi-family properties, ADU or MIL, vacation rentals (VRBO or Air B & B), and more. Learn how to find the best real estate investment for your budget, how to evaluate the property for income potential, and options and resources for managing your properties. Learn tips and tricks to avoid the pitfalls of “landlording” and go home with a step by step plan to reach your goals. Join our experts for this fast-paced workshop on building wealth in real estate through rental property – RSVP to get started today!

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Where: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

RSVP: 206-242-0800 or jrocheford@financeofamerica.com. Free to the first 30 to respond!

Free workshop: Homebuying for Investment @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Ready to jump in to real estate investment but not sure how to get going? In this fast-paced workshop you will learn strategies to leverage both traditional and creative financing to acquire income-producing properties – including multi-family properties, ADU or MIL, vacation rentals (VRBO or Air B & B), and more. Learn how to find the best real estate investment for your budget, how to evaluate the property for income potential, and options and resources for managing your properties. Learn tips and tricks to avoid the pitfalls of “landlording” and go home with a step by step plan to reach your goals. Join our experts for this fast-paced workshop on building wealth in real estate through rental property – RSVP to get started today!

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Where: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

RSVP: 206-242-0800 or jrocheford@financeofamerica.com. Free to the first 30 to respond!

Jan
22
Sun
2017
Sunday Community Service to Serve the God of Mother Nature @ Lincoln Park
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

January 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am–1:30 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures invites you to:

Sunday Community Service to Serve the God of Mother Nature
Attend a Sunday service of a different sort! In honor of the god of Mother Nature we will have a community gathering to serve her by strategically sacrificing weeds in her honor. Also, as part of the service there will be a sermon on strategies of how to make the most of sacrificing of the weeds to get the maximum mileage towards the preservation of the ancient art of the god of Mother Nature. These strategies will also apply to helping help her recover the maximum amount of her natural health, natural wealth, and natural beauty as she can. This is a health, wealth and beauty that has been in decline ever since the culture of the allegorical Able and Cain, the animal, and plant and land controllers, and the culture of the legendary King David the gold hoarder, started taking control of the planet and its populace.

We will meet at the kiosk at the northern of the 2 parking lots at Lincoln Park, across from Rose St. No pre-registration required.

And don’t worry about sitting in a stuffy temple, church or mosque, listening to a boring sermon, as the sermon will be delivered either while walking or sitting outdoors in a relatively beautiful natural area. As you will either be pleasantly plucking at the sacrificial weeds, wildly ripping them out by their roots, or just enjoying being in nature, if you prefer, you can ignore the sermon! And if you have had enough before 1:30 you can always peel off early!

While all weed sacrifice can be done bare handed, if you have a pair of work gloves, and maybe a Hori Hori weeding knife, you could bring them.

Jan
23
Mon
2017
Tenant Rights – Free Workshop @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In this FREE workshop for current and future renters and tenant advocates, Solid Ground Tenant Counselors will cover information to help consumers…
– Know and assert their rights as tenants
– Navigate the housing search and landlord screening process
– Protect themselves from eviction and housing loss
– Learn how to get deposits back and repairs made

Please note that while Solid Ground’s Tenant Counselors are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice, they are recognized leaders in tenant education and advocacy.

Monday, January 23rd from 6:30-8 pm at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

QUESTIONS? Contact our Tenant Services Workshops & Advocacy Line at 206.694.6748 or tenantwa@solid-ground.org.

https://www.facebook.com/events/581281532071094/

https://www.solid-ground.org/events/rent-smart-tenant-rights-workshop-2/

Jan
24
Tue
2017
“Guide to Washington Wines” class begins @ South Seattle College
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

3-Week Class “Guide to Washington Wines” with Winemaker John Bell and Sommelier Dieter Schafer at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor).

Get to know the wines of Washington State! Learn from Certified Educator and Sommelier Dieter Schafer and by tasting wines from many Washington viticultural areas and from world renowned vineyards. Acquire tips on wine buying, cellaring, serving and enjoying. Guest speaker Willis Hall Winery winemaker/owner John Bell will cover specifics of growing regions (AVAs) and winemaking. Tasting each session. For details please go to winedieter.wordpress.com.

3 Tuesdays, January 24-February 7, 2017; 6-9 pm.
South Seattle College, 6000 – 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
$120 per person, all fees included.
Preregistration required 206-934-5339 or visit LearnatSouth.org.
Email info: southced@SeattleColleges.edu.

Jan
30
Mon
2017
Write On! Workshop with Jenny & Sonya
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writers’ workshop with local writers Sonya Elliott and Jenny McGlothern. Register here.

Feb
4
Sat
2017
Wine and chocolate pairings @ Viscon Cellars
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Viscon Cellars will be featuring our wines paired with chocolate from Intrigue Chocolates, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

We will be doing this Friday 2/3 from 5-9, Saturday 2/4 from 2-7, Thursday 2/9 from 6-9 (WS Art Walk) and then again Friday 2/10 from 5-9 and Saturday 2/11 from 2-7.

We will have our wines by the bottle for sale and a limited amount of Chocolate Truffle sets from Intrigue Chocolates.

Gibbous Moon Walk with the Stars, Owls and Trees @ Lincoln Park
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures for Gibbous Moon Walk with the Stars, Owls and Others @ Lincoln Park With a bright, gibbous moon high in the sky, we’ll look and listen, and hoot for the owls. We’ll learn about the wealth of our local natural community at night. We might see the moon and some stars if the clouds cooperate. While the owls may be quiet and not showing themselves, the herbs, shrubs and trees can’t hide and we can always learn a bit about them or any member of the natural community we can see, hear, smell or taste, and a hike in nature at night is always an adventure!

I ask that people pre-register for me to manage the group size by e-mailing me: ecostewart@gmail.com or phoning me: 206 932-7225 (I still haven’t learned how to use my cell). We meet by the kiosk at the northern of Lincoln Park’s two parking lots, Across from SW Rose St., between SW Thistle St. at the south end, and SW Monroe St. at the north end.

No fee is required, but I ask that people offer any form of support they are comfortable with that would help me continue my efforts to inspire and teach people about the true wealth of nature, while teaching better stewardship of our natural community, building, in the process, a healthier human community.

Feb
6
Mon
2017
West Seattle Hi-Yu General Meeting @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

The next West Seattle Hi Yu general meeting will be held on Monday, February 6th, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm at the Seattle Public Library, West Seattle (Admiral) branch. The topic of discussion will be the 2017 budget.

The West Seattle Hi Yu Board is proposing two (2) versions of the budget: a barebones budget and a re-organization budget. The re-building version focuses on taking a year away from parades and a court(s) to re-build the organization and create a lasting program. The barebones version maintains some semblance of the legacy program with limited participation in events and parades assuming we have a court(s) to participate. Both proposals call for a significant increase in revenue. The budgets can be viewed on Hi Yu’s Facebook page, which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/WSHiYu.

The Hi Yu Board would like to invite you to come and discuss these proposals. Although there has been some interest from the community to assist in our volunteer efforts, after the October, 2016 meeting, interest and attendance at the general meetings has dropped significantly. While we very much appreciate those who have reached out and are willing to help us continue the organization, it is clear that in order for Hi Yu to continue, we need to have more involvement from the community both in terms of volunteer hours and financial support. Hi Yu is an all-volunteer organization, so while financial support is greatly appreciated and needed, it’s the people that make it run.

The Board is working under the question “What will be missed if Hi Yu is gone?” For many, it’s the nostalgia of the wonderful courts that were for years, the mainstay of Hi Yu. For some, it’s the scholarship opportunity. For others, it’s the opportunity to represent West Seattle in wonderful summer festivals around the region. If you have your own personal answer to the question, what will be missed, and you don’t want to see Hi Yu go away, please join us in working towards re-building Hi Yu.

Feb
7
Tue
2017
Business Information Appointments @ Delridge Library
Feb 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come to the Library for individual appointments up to an hour with a librarian trained in business reference and market research. Registration is required.

We work with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development to find information and data for planning a business or operating a current business. The Library has print and digital resources which can help you with many kinds of business questions including:

• finding industry information
• writing a business plan
• sizing your market
• identifying your customers.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please contact the Delridge Branch to register. Appointment times are: Feb. 7, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 14, 12-3 p.m., Feb. 21, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 28, 12-3 p.m.

Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 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.

Feb
10
Fri
2017
Nighttime low-tide beach walks @ Constellation Park, Alki
Feb 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide.

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

Friday, January 27, 9:30-11 pm (-1.11 at 10:41pm)
Friday, February 10, 9-11 pm (-1.44 at 10:32pm)

Beach etiquette:
While on the beach, please remember:
~ Walk carefully; there’s life beneath your feet!
~ Touch gently with one wet finger.
~ Observe animals where they are and please avoid picking them up.
~ Please only move rocks that are small enough to be moved with one hand and return them to the position in which you found them.
~ Please only remove trash from the beach, nothing else. Many of our beaches are protected by law.

Feb
11
Sat
2017
Seeking Seattle’s Surviving Salamanders @ Camp Long
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Join Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures for Seeking Seattle’s Surviving Salamanders – How We Might Help Them. Let’s seek and celebrate Seattle’s surviving salamanders, at possibly their best remaining Seattle refugium at Camp Long. While we see if they are home in their habitat, we will discuss what constitutes healthy habitat for our different salamander species, and we might be able to do a small bit to improve that habitat. Of the six Seattle salamanders that may still occur in the city, there are 4 species that still occur at Camp Long. Two of these never go in the water, laying their eggs in hidden, moist places. They are the (extra cute) Ensatina (in the photo) and the Western Red-backed Salamander. If they are home we can hold and examine them, before letting them return. Two lay their eggs, in jelly-like masses in the pond,meeting their mates for their dates on or around Valentines’ night, so if we are lucky we might see some early eggs in the pond. Whether the salamanders are home or not, there is a whole community of plants, animals and fungi to enjoy and learn about and help.

Pre-registration requested: e-mail or phone to pre-register: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 While no cash is required, I ask that people support me and my efforts to promote a paradigm shift of re-building a human community that is increasingly again appreciating and serving the wealth of our natural community, while serving healthier human communities in the process. If no one pre-registers I might not show up.

Wine and chocolate pairings @ Viscon Cellars
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Viscon Cellars will be featuring our wines paired with chocolate from Intrigue Chocolates, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

We will be doing this Friday 2/3 from 5-9, Saturday 2/4 from 2-7, Thursday 2/9 from 6-9 (WS Art Walk) and then again Friday 2/10 from 5-9 and Saturday 2/11 from 2-7.

We will have our wines by the bottle for sale and a limited amount of Chocolate Truffle sets from Intrigue Chocolates.

Feb
14
Tue
2017
Business Information Appointments @ Delridge Library
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come to the Library for individual appointments up to an hour with a librarian trained in business reference and market research. Registration is required.

We work with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development to find information and data for planning a business or operating a current business. The Library has print and digital resources which can help you with many kinds of business questions including:

• finding industry information
• writing a business plan
• sizing your market
• identifying your customers.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please contact the Delridge Branch to register. Appointment times are: Feb. 7, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 14, 12-3 p.m., Feb. 21, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 28, 12-3 p.m.

Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 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.

Feb
18
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

‘Developing Your Spiritual Connections’ Workshop @ The Center for Movement & Healing
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mediumship, Psychic Sciences, Metaphysics, and Spiritual Healing. Join professional psychic-mediums Marc Lainhart from Seattle, Washington, and Cynthia Rose McCaw from Denver, Colorado for an afternoon of spirit that will lead you to trust your own spiritual path without any borders or what we like to refer to as “Spiritual Awesomness!”

Marc and Cynthia Rose will lead this workshop with plenty of spiritual fun, knowledge, wisdom, and development for your own spiritual journey as we explore and discover through mind, body, and spirit. This workshop is designed for both basic and advanced “Spiritual Prospectors” and “Light Workers” looking to expand, evolve, and improve their work as psychic-mediums and spiritual healers.

* Meditation with a deeper spiritual connection
* Attunement & Energy Management Exercises
* Mediumship Excercises
* Spiritual Healing Exercises
* Class demonstrations with positive feedback on becoming a better, next generation psychic-medium

WHERE: The Center for Movement & Healing
7901 35th Ave SW – 2nd Floor

WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2017
11 am–3 pm

COST: $50

REGISTRATION FOR WORKSHOP:
Pre-Registration is preferred online
Payment due at registration (no refunds)

Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/developing-your-spirtual-connections-workshop-tickets-30545218571

Facebook Events: http://www.facebook.com/events/1369579069740446/

Seeking Seattle’s Surviving Salamanders @ Camp Long
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Join Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures for Seeking Seattle’s Surviving Salamanders – How We Might Help Them. Let’s seek and celebrate Seattle’s surviving salamanders, at possibly their best remaining Seattle refugium at Camp Long. While we see if they are home in their habitat, we will discuss what constitutes healthy habitat for our different salamander species, and we might be able to do a small bit to improve that habitat. Of the six Seattle salamanders that may still occur in the city, there are 4 species that still occur at Camp Long. Two of these never go in the water, laying their eggs in hidden, moist places. They are the (extra cute) Ensatina (in the photo) and the Western Red-backed Salamander. If they are home we can hold and examine them, before letting them return. Two lay their eggs, in jelly-like masses in the pond, meeting their mates for their dates on or around Valentines’ night, so we will probably now be able to see their eggs in the pond. Whether the salamanders are home or not, there is a whole community of plants, animals and fungi to enjoy and learn about and help.

Pre-registration requested: e-mail or phone to pre-register: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 $0 – $20 per person, whatever is comfortable. While no cash is required, I ask that people support my efforts to promote a paradigm shift of re-building a human community that is increasingly again appreciating and serving the wealth of our natural community, while serving healthier human communities in the process. If no one pre-registers I might not show up.

Feb
21
Tue
2017
Business Information Appointments @ Delridge Library
Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come to the Library for individual appointments up to an hour with a librarian trained in business reference and market research. Registration is required.

We work with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development to find information and data for planning a business or operating a current business. The Library has print and digital resources which can help you with many kinds of business questions including:

• finding industry information
• writing a business plan
• sizing your market
• identifying your customers.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please contact the Delridge Branch to register. Appointment times are: Feb. 7, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 14, 12-3 p.m., Feb. 21, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 28, 12-3 p.m.

Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 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.

Career Night @ Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate
Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

From Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices-Northwest Real Estate (WSB sponsor):

Thinking about a career in real estate? You’re invited to attend Career Night:

February 21st from 4–5 pm at our office.

Go to http://www.bhhsnwrealestate.com/pnwra/index.asp to reserve your spot!

Feb
23
Thu
2017
Bystander Intervention workshop @ Fauntleroy Church, UCC
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

A free workshop to learn practical, safe alternatives to doing nothing in bullying or harassment situations.

Feb 23rd, 6:30–8:00 pm
at Fauntleroy Church

Feb
25
Sat
2017
Natural Community Service and Admiration Stroll @ Fauntleroy Park
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures for Natural Community Service and Admiration Stroll in Fauntleroy Park. We will meet at the entrance on SW Barton St by SW Henderson St, between 40th Av SW & 41st Av SW.

Why not join your local human community, as we take a stroll in our local natural community, and admire her beauty, her fascinating intricacy, and learn Stewart’s strategies, developed over the last 20 years, to get the most mileage in helping Mother Nature heal from the abuses incurred in a bad relationship with her children, Able, Cain and David? While we learn the strategies, we’ll control a few wily weeds that are encroaching on declining plant community members. This session will be at our local treasure of nature, Fauntleroy Park, where the first of over-controlling Able’s creature creations, the domesticated dog, is trampling the Trilliums, while salamanders, whose cover has been blown, struggle to safely sneak around. No fee is required, but I am building a community of support for me, my work, and for a growing movement. That support can take any helpful form.

Pre-registration is not required, but it would help me estimate the crowd to prepare for. If no one pre-registers I may not show up. To pre-register e-mail ecostewart@gmail.com or phone (land only right now) 206 932-7225

Feb
28
Tue
2017
Business Information Appointments @ Delridge Library
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come to the Library for individual appointments up to an hour with a librarian trained in business reference and market research. Registration is required.

We work with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development to find information and data for planning a business or operating a current business. The Library has print and digital resources which can help you with many kinds of business questions including:

• finding industry information
• writing a business plan
• sizing your market
• identifying your customers.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please contact the Delridge Branch to register. Appointment times are: Feb. 7, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 14, 12-3 p.m., Feb. 21, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 28, 12-3 p.m.

Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 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.

“Wine Tasting Primer – Sight, Smell, Taste” classes begin @ South Seattle College
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

3-Week Class “Wine Tasting Primer – Sight, Smell, Taste”Sommelier Dieter Schafer at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor).

Learn how to taste wine knowledgeably and accurately describe what you are tasting. This beginners’ class is conducted by Certified Educator and Sommelier Dieter Schafer. Explore wine types, grapes, varietals, and wine regions of the world, as you learn the basics of reading a wine label. Gain hints for smart buying, proper storing and aging. The course will also include a discussion of wine-and-food pairing, what matches well, what doesn’t, and why. Tasting each session. For details please go to winedieter.wordpress.com.

3 Tuesdays, February 28-March 14, 2017; 6-9 pm
South Seattle College, 6000 – 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
$120 per person, all fees included.
Preregistration required 206-934-5339 or visit LearnatSouth.org.
Email info: southced@SeattleColleges.edu.

Mar
1
Wed
2017
Wine Tasting Wednesday w/ WSCC @ Viscon Cellars
Mar 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Wine Tasting Wednesday w/ WSCC

Register now and to join the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce for a great evening of casual networking, delicious wine and scrumptious food

Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) is an award-winning family-owned West Seattle winery focused on small lot production, sourcing fruit from premiere Washington grape growers.

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Viscon Cellars
5910 California Ave SW
Seattle WA

$50 per person

Your evening will include:
* two tickets redeemable for a wine tasting and a glass of wine
* Delicious food including lasagna provided by the wonderful Deanne Sposari
* 10% off for WSCC Members on any wine bottle purchase

Mar
4
Sat
2017
Spring Cleaning workshop @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Providence Mount St. Vincent and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish to host Spring Cleaning workshop

It’s time for spring cleaning! But before jumping headlong into organizing belongings, financials and starting to downsize, Providence Mount St. Vincent and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish invite you to attend their Spring Cleaning workshop. Participants will learn how to clarify priorities, purpose, personal mission and values, and to develop a thoughtful plan.

The workshop is sponsored by Providence Mount St. Vincent assisted living and nursing home in West Seattle and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. It features Rebecca Crichton, executive director of Northwest Center for Creative Aging and Father Jack Walmesley, pastor at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. They will engage and entertain participants with their insights into creating space and time for what people really want in their lives.

The workshop will be held from 9 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday March 4, 2017, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. It will include coffee and refreshments, vendors to connect participants with resources, and a program and interactive workshop led by Crichton, with opening remarks by Father Walmesley. A $5 donation is suggested.

Register by calling 206-935-0358 or e-mailing Marion Kari at marionk@olgseattle.org. More information about Providence Mount St. Vincent can be found online at www.providence.org/themount. More information about Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish can be found online at https://olgseattle.org.

Mar
9
Thu
2017
Free seminar: Your Business – Start Smart @ Delridge Library
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Delridge Library: Are you thinking of going into business for yourself? Join entrepreneur and business coach Jeff Levy March 9, 2017, 6–8 pm as he walks you through what it really takes to start and run a business. Registration is encouraged.

Whether you are purchasing a company, starting a new venture, or seeking a franchise award, you’ll learn whether starting a business is right for you at this time in your life and in this economic cycle.

This seminar covers the fundamentals of starting a business including; incorporation, financing, stakeholder development, and business planning. Jeff shares practical vignettes and stories from his experience as a business owner and manager. You’ll have time to ask questions and get ideas.

The seminar will help you understand:

• How personal and business motivations effect success
• The essential qualities of an entrepreneur
• The seven centers of management attention
• Differences in the startup, purchasing a business, and a franchise award
• Different types of legal structures and why one might incorporate
• Elements of a good business plan
• Pros and cons of different financing options available
• Local resources to help you to the next stage of business ownership.

Levy is a nationally recognized consultant and coach to individuals interested in exploring self-employment. Jeff shares from his wealth of business experience as a founding member of Windswept Capital, President and COO of Spider Staging Corporation, officer at Flow International, and Executive VP and principle of SafeWorks LLC.

As a business coach Jeff has helped several hundred people begin their first business. He serves on several college entrepreneurial advisory boards and is regular guest speaker at SCORE and the Women’s Business Center. He is also the co-author of “Making the Jump Into Small Business Ownership.”

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

Mar
11
Sat
2017
Espalier Tree Pruning Workshop
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 am

City Fruit’s Espalier Pruning and Training Workshop is back by popular demand! Espalier is a method of training fruit trees along a fence or barrier as a way to provide easy fruit growing and harvesting for small spaces. Pruning and training these trees is an important annual maintenance task that helps ensure a healthy harvest each season!

Join City Fruit Saturday, March 11th at 10 am in West Seattle to learn more about this technique! The workshop will cover which tools to use, how to make the best cuts to the trees, and how to train your canopy. It will also cover some basic fruit tree biology and growth response! Feel free to bring your own bypass pruner if you have it to practice! We’d love to have you learn with us!

Buy your tickets here: https://www.cityfruit.org/calendar/espalier-tree-pruning-workshop

Mar
14
Tue
2017
DIY Bikes @ West Seattle Tool Library
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

After a long winter, your bike needs some lovin’. DIY Bikes loves bicycles and we have the bike shops best practices to share the love with you. We provide the work space, the tools, the cleaning materials and the lubes. You provide the bike and the willingness to learn new techniques.

We will be working at the West Seattle Tool Libraryevery Tuesday in March from 5-7:30 pm. The address is 4408 Delridge Way SW right on the way home from work for many of you. See you next Tuesday, March 14th,for our first workshop

diybikes.org

Mar
18
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

Mar
21
Tue
2017
DIY Bikes @ West Seattle Tool Library
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

After a long winter, your bike needs some lovin’. DIY Bikes loves bicycles and we have the bike shops best practices to share the love with you. We provide the work space, the tools, the cleaning materials and the lubes. You provide the bike and the willingness to learn new techniques.

We will be working at the West Seattle Tool Libraryevery Tuesday in March from 5-7:30 pm. The address is 4408 Delridge Way SW right on the way home from work for many of you. See you next Tuesday, March 14th,for our first workshop

diybikes.org

Mar
24
Fri
2017
Panel Discussion: “Women in the Open Water” @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

In 2016, several amazing Northwest women swimmers made news doing the nearly impossible. This forum will highlight their triumphant stories. Whether you dream of swimming in the open water yourself or simply want to learn more about this challenging sport, you are invited for a memorable evening. http://say-yes-to-life-swims.com/news/

Mar
25
Sat
2017
Self-defense workshop benefiting OneAmerica @ SIMA
Mar 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Seattle Integrated Martial Arts will be conducting a community-based Self-Defense Workshop on Saturday, March 25th, 12:30 – 2:00.

We will be raising money for a local organization, OneAmerica, that helps immigrant communities and fights for human rights.

The workshop is “free” but we are asking a suggested donation of $30 or whatever people can contribute.
Space is also limited. Call 206-935-4531 or email classes@simamartialarts.com to register.

Mar
28
Tue
2017
DIY Bikes @ West Seattle Tool Library
Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

After a long winter, your bike needs some lovin’. DIY Bikes loves bicycles and we have the bike shops best practices to share the love with you. We provide the work space, the tools, the cleaning materials and the lubes. You provide the bike and the willingness to learn new techniques.

We will be working at the West Seattle Tool Libraryevery Tuesday in March from 5-7:30 pm. The address is 4408 Delridge Way SW right on the way home from work for many of you. See you next Tuesday, March 14th,for our first workshop

diybikes.org

Apr
10
Mon
2017
Student Assistant Program Application Workshop @ High Point Library
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Student Assistant Application Workshop – This workshop is for students ages 16 and up (without a Bachelor’s degree) who are interested in becoming a Student Assistant at the library. The Student Assistant is a paid position. Find out more of what the Student Assistant Program at the library is all about, and begin your application.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 10 at the High Point Branch, 206-684-7454

Apr
12
Wed
2017
South Seattle College free Admissions Workshop @ South Seattle College
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

 

South Seattle College is holding a free Admissions Workshop to help community members and future students with the admission and enrollment process.

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), guidance on the steps to enroll, 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, and signing up in advance is encouraged.  Please visit the Admissions Workshop webpage to learn more and RSVP.

Wednesday, April 12
3-4:30 p.m.
South Seattle College Library, Room LIB 217 

 

‘Why Art Matters’ Panel @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) will participate in a discussion Wednesday evening about the role of public investments in the arts and the health of our community, plus the current landscape of dedicated arts funding. The panel, ‘Why Art Matters’ is co-sponsored by KUOW FM, the Office of Arts and Culture, and Councilmember Herbold and will include representatives from the Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle Symphony and Arts Corps.

WHAT:  ‘Why Art Matters’ panel with break-out sessions focusing on specific issues and action steps

WHEN: Wednesday, April 12
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

WHO:
Councilmember Lisa Herbold
Marcie Sillman, KUOW
Vivian Phillips, Seattle Arts Commission
Simon Woods, Seattle Symphony
James Miles, Executive Director of Arts Corps.

Now more than ever, the arts play an important role in defining our identity and leading the way for racial equity. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) are vital for our community’s well-being.

The 2018 federal budget released by Donald Trump proposes elimination of federal support for the NEA and CPB. A full federal budget proposal is expected in May, and will inspire a myriad questions about how to help numerous groups remain solvent continue this important work, as well as the larger question of what the elimination of government-sponsored cultural agencies communicates to Americans and the rest of the world.

Please NOTE: The event is FREE and guests are invited to RSVP online and in advance

Apr
15
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

Duwamish River Bird Walk @ Duwamish Tribe Longhouse
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

WHAT: Birds of the Duwamish River Valley—Free Talk & Walk

WHEN: Saturday, April 15, 2017, 1 to 3 pm. Free

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106.

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

Apr
23
Sun
2017
Earth Day Storytelling 2017 – New Horizons @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FREE, all ages storytelling. Sunday April 23rd, 2 – 4pm at The Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

Celebrate our relationship to the natural world and each other with Paul Cheoketen Wagner, Tom Rawson, and Harvest Moon as they share their musical and storytelling gifts. Presented by the Seattle Storytellers Guild in cooperation with the Duwamish Tribe, and made possible by a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Stories are the language of the heart that speak to us in ways that long linger. Hear world class tellers share traditional and contemporary stories and music about our relationship to the natural world and each other.

STORYTELLERS

Paul Che oke ten Wagner is an internationally renowned native flute player and storyteller from the Vancouver Island Saanich tribe.

Tom Rawson is a storyteller and banjo player extraordinare from Seattle.

Harvest Moon is a storyteller and cultural ambassador of the Quinault tribe, will be delighting and inspiring us with their gifts.

James Rasmussen from the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition will also speak.

Volunteers are needed to help direct cars to overflow parking, usher, and assist in setting out the refreshments: if interested contact project coordinator at johnwasko@yahoo.com. Bring a friend! Don’t miss the fun!

For more information go to: seattlestorytellers.org or search “eventbrite earth day 2017 new horizons”.

Earth Day Storytelling 2017 – New Horizons @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FREE, all ages storytelling. Sunday April 23rd, 2 – 4pm at The Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

Celebrate our relationship to the natural world and each other with Paul Cheoketen Wagner, Tom Rawson, and Harvest Moon as they share their musical and storytelling gifts. Presented by the Seattle Storytellers Guild in cooperation with the Duwamish Tribe, and made possible by a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Stories are the language of the heart that speak to us in ways that long linger. Hear world class tellers share traditional and contemporary stories and music about our relationship to the natural world and each other.

STORYTELLERS

Paul Che oke ten Wagner is an internationally renowned native flute player and storyteller from the Vancouver Island Saanich tribe.

Tom Rawson is a storyteller and banjo player extraordinare from Seattle.

Harvest Moon is a storyteller and cultural ambassador of the Quinault tribe, will be delighting and inspiring us with their gifts.

James Rasmussen from the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition will also speak.

Volunteers are needed to help direct cars to overflow parking, usher, and assist in setting out the refreshments: if interested contact project coordinator at johnwasko@yahoo.com. Bring a friend! Don’t miss the fun!

For more information go to: seattlestorytellers.org or search “eventbrite earth day 2017 new horizons”.

Earth Day Storytelling 2017 – New Horizons @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FREE, all ages storytelling. Sunday April 23rd, 2 – 4pm at The Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

Celebrate our relationship to the natural world and each other with Paul Cheoketen Wagner, Tom Rawson, and Harvest Moon as they share their musical and storytelling gifts. Presented by the Seattle Storytellers Guild in cooperation with the Duwamish Tribe, and made possible by a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Stories are the language of the heart that speak to us in ways that long linger. Hear world class tellers share traditional and contemporary stories and music about our relationship to the natural world and each other.

STORYTELLERS

Paul Che oke ten Wagner is an internationally renowned native flute player and storyteller from the Vancouver Island Saanich tribe.

Tom Rawson is a storyteller and banjo player extraordinare from Seattle.

Harvest Moon is a storyteller and cultural ambassador of the Quinault tribe, will be delighting and inspiring us with their gifts.

James Rasmussen from the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition will also speak.

Volunteers are needed to help direct cars to overflow parking, usher, and assist in setting out the refreshments: if interested contact project coordinator at johnwasko@yahoo.com. Bring a friend! Don’t miss the fun!

For more information go to: seattlestorytellers.org or search “eventbrite earth day 2017 new horizons”.

Apr
24
Mon
2017
Immigrant Rights & Family Safety Planning Workshop @ Roxhill Elementary
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The Seattle Public Library is partnering with Colectiva Legal del Pueblo, Seattle Public Schools, and the ACLU of Washington, to offer immigrant rights and family safety planning workshops at two locations.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Workshops will be offered in Spanish and English. Spanish text is available in the Library’s Calendar of Events.

These workshops aim to mitigate the effects of a family member—many times the head of a family—being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Participants will learn how to develop a family safety plan, gather relevant documents to fight a deportation case and support someone who is detained.

By creating plans for children in mixed-status households, parents will be able to plan for the prospect of separation by designating temporary legal guardianship. At the workshop, families are guided through filling out general power of attorney documents that give authority to a spouse or another person to make decisions in the event of a separation.

Other topics covered will include the most recent updates on executive orders, as well as past policies, memos and executive orders that have shaped legal and ICE practices.

5 pm to 6:30 pm, Monday, April 24
Roxhill Elementary School, 9430 30th Ave S.W.

For more information, call the Library at 206-252-957 0r Ask a Librarian.

(A second workshop will be offered Monday, May 8 at the South Park Branch, 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm, 8604 Eighth Ave. S., 206-615-1688)

Apr
26
Wed
2017
Starting a Business for Real People @ West Seattle Office Junction
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Creative Entrepreneur: What is the Fringe Economy & How Do I Join It?

Presentation: The Fringe Market is huge. Bigly humongous, generating over $1 trillion in 2009 in the U.S. alone (For comparison, the U.S. had a $14 trillion economy that year.)

But how can you start a business there if you don’t know where it is or even what it is. I’ll explain what this market is and how it effects the new business founder for fifteen minutes, then throw the meeting up to questions and comments.

Includes a BrainWriting Session ~ Bring your questions and problems and we’ll look – as a group – for a creative answer.

BE PREPARED to network your business with cards and a practiced Elevator Statement.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
West Seattle Office Junction
6040 California Avenue SW

Price: $10.00 /per person – RSVP required at meetup.com/Starting-a-Business-for-Real-People

My blog: The Creative Entrepreneur (smartstartbusiness.blogspot.com)

Apr
29
Sat
2017
The Creative Advantage: Reteaching Gender & Sexuality event
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is an off-site Seattle Art Museum event that takes place at Youngstown Cultural Art Center in West Seattle.

How do norms of gender, sexuality, and family take shape within school communities, classroom learning, and youth cultures? How are recent cultural and policy debates influencing the health and well-being of LGBTQ students? Reteaching gender and sexuality is a framework for self-reflection and action that considers how gender and sexuality norms intersect with other vectors of social power (such as racism, xenophobia, ableism, etc.) and result in inequities. Participants will discuss their current practices, share resources, and sharpen their skills in addressing these inequities with children, K-12. The workshop will highlight the significant role of the arts and cultural organizing in LGBTQ social change strategies and liberation movements.

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 1pm -4pm

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Welcome Road Winery Spring Release Weekend @ Welcome Road Winery
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Welcome Road Winery’s Spring Release Weekend tasting events:
(Note different time windows)

Saturday, April 29: 1 to 5pm:
Enjoy noshes paired with our new summer-ready releases, including a Malbec fit for BBQ and our new Semillon. Free to attend, tastings are just $5.00

Sunday, April 30: noon to 4pm:
Welcome Road Winery Spring Release Weekend: Enjoy noshes paired with our new summer-ready releases, including a Malbec fit for BBQ and our new Semillon. Free to attend, tastings are just $5.00

Apr
30
Sun
2017
Welcome Road Winery Spring Release Weekend @ Welcome Road Winery
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Welcome Road Winery’s Spring Release Weekend tasting events:
(Note different time windows)

Saturday, April 29: 1 to 5pm:
Enjoy noshes paired with our new summer-ready releases, including a Malbec fit for BBQ and our new Semillon. Free to attend, tastings are just $5.00

Sunday, April 30: noon to 4pm:
Welcome Road Winery Spring Release Weekend: Enjoy noshes paired with our new summer-ready releases, including a Malbec fit for BBQ and our new Semillon. Free to attend, tastings are just $5.00

May
5
Fri
2017
Seattle’s Urban Bird Treaty Signing and Birdwalk @ Lincoln Park North Playground
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Friday, May 5, Seattle will become an Urban Bird Treaty city.

Two events are scheduled:
Birdwalk: 10 – 10:40 am
Signing Ceremony: 11:00 am – Noon

Lincoln Park at the North Playground
8011 Fauntleroy Way SW
For more info, call (206) 523-4483

Please join us for the signing of Seattle’s Urban Bird Treaty!

After extensive outreach and advocacy by Seattle Audubon and partners, Seattle’s city council passed a resolution to enter into an Urban Bird Treaty with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The Treaty partnership will protect birds in the Seattle area by developing programs to reduce hazards to migrating birds that travel along the Pacific Flyway, restoring habitat, and connecting residents and youth to nature within our city.

On May 5, the city and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will officially sign the treaty, an important milestone that recognizes Seattle’s role in protecting the Pacific Flyway. Seattle Audubon volunteers will lead a free birdwalk, one hour prior to the ceremony.

This work is a collaboration between Seattle Audubon, Audubon Washington, Heron Habitat Helpers, City of Seattle, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.

May
6
Sat
2017
Community Orchard of West Seattle meetup/weekend work party @ South Seattle College
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

COWS (Community Orchard of West Seattle) Weekend Workparty

Where: South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), located North Entrance, 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle

WHEN:
Saturday, May 6th 10am – 2pm

HOW: Run, walk, bike, or bus routes 128 and 125 stops in front of (RSB) Building.

Remember to bring gloves and drinking water. Dress according to weather.

Mission: COWS will grow a free source of local fruit and vegetables for volunteers and local food security programs while engaging people in sustainable agriculture education and community gathering.

More info here:

No Meetups July & August for Summer Break

 

May
8
Mon
2017
Immigrant Rights & Family Safety Planning Workshop @ Roxhill Elementary
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Seattle Public Library is partnering with Colectiva Legal del Pueblo, Seattle Public Schools, and the ACLU of Washington, to offer immigrant rights and family safety planning workshops at two locations.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Workshops will be offered in Spanish and English. Spanish text is available in the Library’s Calendar of Events.

These workshops aim to mitigate the effects of a family member—many times the head of a family—being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Participants will learn how to develop a family safety plan, gather relevant documents to fight a deportation case and support someone who is detained.

By creating plans for children in mixed-status households, parents will be able to plan for the prospect of separation by designating temporary legal guardianship. At the workshop, families are guided through filling out general power of attorney documents that give authority to a spouse or another person to make decisions in the event of a separation.

Other topics covered will include the most recent updates on executive orders, as well as past policies, memos and executive orders that have shaped legal and ICE practices.

Monday, May 8
6 p.m. to 7:30 pm
South Park Library Branch, 8604 Eighth Ave. S, 206-615-1688

For more information, call the Library at 206-252-957 0r Ask a Librarian.

May
10
Wed
2017
South Seattle College free Admissions Workshop @ South Seattle College
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

South Seattle College is holding a free Admissions Workshop to help community members and future students with the admission and enrollment process.

Wednesday, May 10
10-11:30am
South Seattle College Library, Room LIB 217  (campus map)

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), guidance on the steps to enroll, tips on registering for classes and new student orientation.

The workshop is designed for future students interested in applying to South’s academic transfer program and the professional/technical career training programs, and information will also be shared on those pathways.

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

May
12
Fri
2017
Rose´ Wine Tasting @ Sound & Fog
May 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Rose´ Wine Tasting
Friday May, 12th

Sound & Fog will be having a rose´wine tasting from 5pm-8pm ($5 gets you 6 tastes – purchase a bottle and the tasting fee is applied). We’ll have rose´ macarons and loads of bottles available too.

Rainier Roller Girls ‘Bout 5 Rocky Horror Friday Night’ @ Southgate Roller Rink
May 12 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
What: Rocky Horror: Rainier Roller Girls Bout 5 (Adults Only)
Where: Southgate Roller Rink – 9646 17th Ave SW, Seattle, Washington 98106
When: Friday, May 12 – 8:30pm-10:30pm

Info:In Rainier Roller Girls’ first ever Friday night bout the Tilted Thunder

Railbirds are coming for little visit! We know you are shivering with antici………pation!

Costumes strongly encouraged.
Beer Garden, Amazing Bake Sale, Exciting Merch, Half time RHPS Shadowcasting shenanigans and more!
VIP early entry @ 8:30PM
General admission doors Open @ 8:40 PM
First whistle @ 9:10 pm
Tickets: $10 adv / $15 at the door
*No kids for this one, sorry y’all
5% of sales will be going to empower girls through our sponsorship with REEL Girls http://reelgrrls.org/
This season brought to you by:
Rudy’s Barbershop https://rudysbarbershop.com/
Oasis Chiropractic & Bodywork http://www.oasischiropractic.com/
May
13
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

May
16
Tue
2017
Airplant Terrarium Workshop @ Pecado Bueno
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CRAFTY AFTER DARK

Airplant terrarium workshop @Pecado Bueno

7pm Tuesday, May 16

To Register, go here.

May
17
Wed
2017
Free Self-Defense Workshop @ West Seattle High School Library
May 17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Come Discover Your Power!

The WAVE Foundation will be leading a FREE workshop at West Seattle High School on Wednesday, May 17th from 3:30-5:30pm in the Library. The School-based Health Center sponsored by Neighborcare Health will be hosting and providing snacks!

With sexual assault dominating media headlines, TV shows and adolescents real and current lives this workshop is more important than ever. This workshop with the WAVE Foundation is designed to give adolescents real tools to protect themselves including intuition honing, de-escalation, boundary setting, assertive communication, and self-defense and fighting techniques, as well as access to resources for survivors of violence or abuse. Because the vast majority of those directly impacted by sexual assault are women, be sure to come with the understanding that the workshop’s target audience is girls and young women; however, ALL students, friends, parents and community members of all genders are welcome to attend!

For more information contact the Neighborcare Health School-based Health Center at West Seattle High School at (206) 658-8048.

May
21
Sun
2017
Southwest Stories: Streetcar Suburbs – The Highland Park & Lake Burien Railroad @ Delridge Branch Library
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Southwest Stories: Streetcar Suburbs – The Highland Park & Lake Burien Railroad on Sunday,
May 21, 2017, Seattle Public Library, Delridge Branch, 2 – 3 p.m in the Meeting Room.

The history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula, and the birthplace of Seattle comes alive in this series of monthly presentations with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

Before paved roads and cars, rail was king! In 1912, the Highland Park and Lake Burien Railroad electric streetcar line opened large land tracks in southwest Seattle and King County. Mike Bergman (President, Tacoma Chapter, National Railway Historical Society) will share maps and historic photos that reveal the elevated structure approaching downtown Seattle, the “runaway track” from Highland Park to the Duwamish River, and the many freight spurs serving local businesses and industries.

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.

Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian,

May
25
Thu
2017
Pelican Brewing Beer Tasting and Fundraiser for Veterans @ The Beer Junction
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We welcome Pelican Brewing to The Beer Junction! You can try 5 of their beers during our weekly tasting event from 5-8PM. We will be be donating 1/2 of the proceeds from the tasting event to the West Seattle VFW, and the volunteers from the WS VFW will be handing out poppies.

We will have the following beers for the event:

1. Umbrella IPA
2. Dirty Bird IPA
3. Beak Breaker Double IPA
4. 2014 Stormwatcher
5. Tsunami Stout

Also on tap, but not part of the tasting, will be the Father of all Tsunamis and Mother of all Storms (2016).

Thursday, May 25, from 5-8PM.
At The Beer Junction, 4511 California SW.

WS VFW (West Seattle Veterans of Foreign Wars)

FREE Move vs. Remodel Workshop @ Graystone Mortgage, LLC
May 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Thinking of moving or remodeling your home?
Come to a FREE Move vs. Remodel Workshop!
With home prices steadily rising in West Seattle, many home owners 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 information

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 Best Choice Realty, LLC
If you are currently working with a licensed real estate broker in the state of Washington, this class is not intended to solicit your business.

May
27
Sat
2017
Duwamish River: the Last 15,000 Years @ Duwamish Longhouse
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Duwamish River: the Last 15,000 Years

Geologist Devin O’Reilly shares how glaciers, volcanoes, earthquakes & humans have shaped the river. Take a journey from ice sheets to industry, from salmon habitat to Superfund site, and ponder the future of the Duwamish River Valley. Free admission/parking. Co-Sponsored by the Seattle Parks Volunteer Naturalist Program. Free Longhouse programming is supported by 4Culture.

Participants receive a Green-Duwamish Watershed map that includes information about parks and public access sites, habitat restoration, history, public art, and the pollution and cleanup of the river—with helpful tips on reducing household toxins.

May 27, 2017 from 1-3 pm at the Duwamish Longhouse. Free!

WHERE:
Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 981
206-431-1582

Jun
1
Thu
2017
Lucky Envelope Beer Tasting event @ The Beer Junction
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At The Beer Junction:

Thursday, June 1st; 5-8PM – Lucky Envelope tasting event!  Lucky Envelope will be here for our weekly Thursday tasting event, and you can try 5 of their beers from 5-8PM!

Jun
3
Sat
2017
Introduction to Food Forest Workshop with Kimberly Leeper & Jackie Cramer @ Community Orchard of WS
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Introduction to Food Forest Workshop
Saturday, June 3, 2017
10am – 12:30pm

Dear Friends of The Orchard,

In the wonderful and educational space that is the Community Orchard of West Seattle, begin to learn about, and practice, the design process of analyzing your site for a food forest – a garden modeled on the structure of young natural woodland and utilizing multifunctional plants of which most are edible.

We will also explore some benefits of food forests (ex. less maintenance, beneficial wildlife habitat). We will wrap up with some hands-on plant guild design and planting time.

Helpful resources will be shared with you to aid you in successfully growing your own urban/suburban food forest!

Light snacks and refreshments provided. Feel free to bring some to share!

Suggested Donation: $10 – $25. Please choose an amount to pay on the sliding scale that you feel is equitable. This rate helps cover costs while offering a discount for those that need it. No one turned away who are unable to pay.

What to Bring:
Gloves
Sturdy shoes or boots
Dress for weather
Reusable water bottle
Notebook, Pencil/Pen
Your curiosity about Food Forests
Snack to share
RSVP: info@fruitinwestseattle.org

COWS is honored to host this class with Kimberly Leeper & Jackie Cramer.

Kimberly Leeper has been a Seattlite for 22 years and is an educator, permaculture designer, plant and wildlife enthusiast who specializes in Pacific NW native plants, beneficial wildlife habitat, and food forests/edible forest gardens. She has a background in teaching and learning with children and adults in a variety of settings; volunteering with community gardens and plant-related endeavors – Beacon Food Forest for past 4 years; and leading a sustainable landscaping company – Mariposa Naturescapes (2005 – 2016) and Oasis Edible Naturescapes (2016 to present).

Jackie Cramer is a permaculture designer, landscaper and educator. She has worked the land for over twenty years as farmer, planner, and community organizer. She is co founder of the Beacon Food Forest, and the permaculture education collective. She continues to learn from the land and people she serves.

Directions: Community Orchard of West Seattle is located at the North entrance of the South Seattle College parking lot. Follow the north entrance road past the Chinese garden and Nursery and arrive at the orchard before the road bends to the right.

National Trails Day: West Duwamish Greenbelt hikes @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hike developed and undeveloped trails of the West Duwamish Greenbelt, the largest urban forest in Seattle on a ridge above the Duwamish RIver. Members of the West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails group and Nature Consortium will be on hand to guide hikers and provide information on the history and reforestation of the greenbelt. The first half of the trail is a constructed gravel trail. The second half is muddier and less developed. There are a few ups and downs and a bit of scrambling but only modest elevation changes, suitable for most ages with appropriate footwear. The trail makes a loop from the south end of the campus of South Seattle College, paralleling the campus in the greenbelt, to the Chinese Garden and Arboretum at the north end of campus, returning to the start along the campus and 16th Ave. SW.

More details can be found here.

Guided hikes are at 10 am and noon – meet at 12th SW and SW Holly.

Northwest Wine Academy Release & Free Tasting @ South Seattle College
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

(UPDATE: NWWA says Saturday hours are noon-6 pm)

Northwest Wine Academy Spring Release – Free Tasting

June 2, 2017 (Fri) – June 3, 2017 (Sat) from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

This exciting winemaking degree program feeds the vibrant wine industry of our region. Come visit our state of the art winery located on beautiful South Seattle College Campus, nestled in the Duwomish Greenbelt – a jewel of West Seattle. We invite you to taste our wines, tour the winery & relax in the arboretum. Alumni winemakers will be pouring from 6-8 pm Friday evening.

Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College (North Campus parking lot)
6000 16th Avenue SW

Jun
8
Thu
2017
Ballast Point Beer Tasting @ The Beer Junction
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At The Beer Junction:

Thursday, June 8th; 5-8PM – Ballast Point tasting event.  We’re hosting another tasting event with Ballast Point, and will be featuring 5 of their beers during our weekly tasting event from 5-8PM.

Jun
10
Sat
2017
Health Care Decision Making @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Providence Mount St. Vincent and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish to host Health Care Decision Making event

Join Providence Mount St. Vincent and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish to learn how to plan ahead for your personal health-care wishes. One of the greatest stresses for a family is having to guess what health care choices a loved one would make – if this hasn’t been discussed in advance. This workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday June 10, 2017, at Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave SW, Seattle, Pigott Chapel, 3rd floor. It will include coffee and refreshments.

An interactive program will feature Jen Kulik, who will facilitate, through drama, how challenging, insightful and humorous conversations to clarify health care wishes can be between spouses, parents and siblings. Our Lady of Guadalupe Father Jack Walmesley will offer opening remarks. Participants will receive a copy of Five Wishes – a practical tool and resource to help guide families through these conversations. A $5 donation is suggested. Register by contacting Ann Martin at 206-938-6194 or Ann.Martin@providence.org.

More information about Providence Mount St. Vincent can be found at www.providence.org/themount. More information about Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish can be found at olgseattle.org.

Jun
11
Sun
2017
Lincoln Park Nature Walk: Edible and Medicinal Plants @ Lincoln Park @ South Parking Lot
Jun 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Edible and Medicinal Plants of Lincoln Park
Sunday, June 11th, 3-5pm
Space is limited to 15.
From Jonathan Hover:

Edible and Medicinal Plants of Lincoln Park
Sunday, June 11th, 3-5pm
**We’ll meet at the parking lot at the south end of the park at 3pm**

Lincoln Park offers a fun variety of forest, shoreline, and metropolitan plants friends. Plants we’ll see include Huckleberries, Thimbleberries, False Solomon’s Seal, St. John’s Wort, Oregon Grape, Indian Plum, and many more!

We’ll talk about how to identify, ethically gather, prepare, and use the medicinal plants we’ll encounter. I provide handouts with the common and scientific names, preparations, and uses of the most of the plants we’ll see, as well as a glossary of herbal terms I’ll be using, and botanical illustrations describing leaf shapes and types, and flower parts and types for context.

Make sure to bring something to write with, comfortable shoes, and water!

I grew up in southeast Seattle, and have always had a passion for the natural world. I attended the Intro to Western Herbalism program at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies in Boulder, Co. from 1999-2000, and received a certificate in Advanced Herbalism from the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism in Boulder, Co. in 2003. I’ve studied the uses of northwest native plants for the last 15 years, and have led plant walks professionally on Orcas Island, Seattle, and the Cascades. I have found that being able to identify and know the uses of the plants around me has changed the way I view the world, giving me a deeper sense of connection with this beautiful place we live, and I love to share that with others.

I want my walks to be accessible and affordable to all who are interested. $15 sliding scale, open to trades, nobody refused for lack of money, children 13 and under free. The event will be limited to 15 people. You can reserve a spot through my paypal. Pay any amount and comment on how many spots you’d like, or email me at evergreenplantwalks@gmail to request a spot or with any questions.

Jun
15
Thu
2017
Reuben’s Brews Tasting event @ The Beer Junction
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At The Beer Junction: Thursday, June 15th, Reuben’s Brews tasting event. 

Reuben’s Brews will be here for our Thursday tasting event, and we’ll be featuring 5 of their beers from 5-8PM.

Jun
17
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

Jun
22
Thu
2017
Wingman Brewers tasting event @ The Beer Junction
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At The Beer Junction:

Thursday, June 22nd; 5-8PM – Wingman Brewers tasting event!  Wingman Brewers will be here for our Thursday tasting event, and we’ll be featuring 5 of their beers from 5-8PM.

West Seattle Transportation Coalition workshop for light-rail stations, routing @ Hall at Fauntleroy
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the West Seattle Transportation Coalition for a community-led workshop on routing/stations for WS light rail. Special time and location. Full details in our preview.

Jun
24
Sat
2017
Lower Fauntleroy Tree Walk @ Fauntleroy Creek Viewpoint
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Trees for Seattle presents the Lower Fauntleroy Tree Walk on Saturday, June 24th from 10 am – 12 pm. Free, but need to RSVP here.

Meet at Fauntleroy Creek Viewpoint at the junction of Fauntleroy Way SW and Director Street SW

With a stunning view of the Puget Sound, Fauntleroy Way is one of West Seattle’s most iconic streets. Tree ambassador Al Rouyer will lead a walk beginning at the Fauntleroy Creek Viewpoint. 22 trees are included in the walk. Al will describe interesting facts about the trees and gives ways to easily identify each tree. He will also give some of the interesting history of the Fauntleroy neighborhood. The walk is short covering only about the length of 3 city blocks. Come join Tree Ambassador Al as we tour this scenic drive and enjoy the trees among the ocean breeze.

Questions? Email TreeAmbassador@seattle.gov or call 206-615-1668.
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Jun
25
Sun
2017
June Low Tide Beach Safari @ Mee-Kwa-Mooks Beach
Jun 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Low Tide Beach Safari on Sunday, June 25, 2017, 11:30am – 1:00pm @ Me-Kwa-Mooks Beach.
Age 6 and up due to rocky beach. Meet at Emma Schmitz Outlook just above the beach. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Presented  by Seattle Parks Urban Nature Guides. Free.

Search for tide pool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces.

All programs led by highly trained Seattle Urban Nature Guides. Please remember all children must be accompanied by an adult.

REGISTRATION: Go to Seattle Parks to use the online registration system – SPARC. You need to sign up for am account and obtain a pin number in order to use the online system. This may take up to 24 hours, so plan ahead. Once you have your pin number, use the course code number listed in the program description to find the program in the SPARC system. The course code number is listed next to the program date.
Another way to register is to contact Camp Long Environmental Learning Center:
5200 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA. 98126, Phone: 206-684-7434, Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Jun
29
Thu
2017
7th Anniversary Beer Release Party @ The Beer Junction
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

At The Beer Junction:

7th Anniversary Beer Release Party!
Thursday, June 29th
Melvin Brewing is producing our 7th Anniversary beer this year named Ballersaurus IPA. We will be releasing Ballersaurus for draft sales (pours, growlers, and crowler) starting at 5 pm. Be here!

Jul
7
Fri
2017
‘Mount Rainier’s Historic Inns and Lodges’ book talk @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From the Log House Museum:

“Mount Rainier’s Historic Inns and Lodges” Presented by Local Authors Jeff and Sonja Anderson July 7th at Barnes & Noble

In time for the 100th Anniversary of Mt. Rainier’s Paradise Inn, “Words, Writers & West Seattle” hosts Jeff and Sonja Anderson in Mount Rainier’s Historic Inns and Lodges (Arcadia Publishing, May 2017), their detailed sharing of the oldest public buildings on the mountain.Visitors today might be surprised to know that many inns, rental cabins, bathhouses, and other buildings have come and gone, leaving some areas more pristine now than for much of the park’s history. The Inn sits against the panoramic backdrop of Mount Rainier, with views of the nearby Nisqually Glacier.

Sonja Anderson (the Sophie Topfeather books) teamed with her husband Jeff to produce this illustrated history of the accommodations on Mt. Rainier, from tent “hotels” to more elaborate inns for visitors to the national park. Many of those buildings are long gone, but they live again in this historical accounting. Early visitors rode pack horses or hiked miles to tent “hotels” at Theosophy Ridge, Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground, and Ohanapecosh.

This free book-talk will be the 44th installment of Words, Writers & West Seattle, the ‘First Friday’ series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. It will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, July 7th, 2017, at Barnes & Noble/ Westwood Village.

Jeff and Sonja Anderson discovered the interesting historical images of the park while on a family trip to Paradise Inn and wanted to know more. They culled the extensive collection of images at Mount Rainier National Park Archives to present their story of change and preservation. Jeff and Sonja live in Shorewood, where she teaches and they have two daughters.

“Words, Writers & West Seattle’s” next First Friday book-talk is scheduled for August 4th and will feature Jenny D. Williams and her novel The Atlas of Forgotten Places (St. Martin’s Press, May 2017), is part political thriller, part love story about two women from different worlds, Africa and Germany.

For videos on these and other authors’ presentations, visit: www.loghousemuseum. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, Words, Writers & West Seattle by phone at 206-290-8315 or by e-mail at Dora-Faye@comcast.net.

Jul
8
Sat
2017
Puget Park – West Duwamish Greenbelt Restoration/Tree-Cutting Plan Open House @ SSC, Chan Education Center
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

As part of the Green Seattle Partnership, Seattle Parks and Recreation will undertake a restoration project throughout 24 acres of the West Duwamish Greenspace. The site, Puget Park, is located on the hillside between South Seattle College and West Marginal Way. A map of the project area can be found online at http://arcg.is/1Dzvm1.

Work is scheduled to begin this summer, so please join Seattle Parks at Recreation for a project open house and site walk on Saturday, July 8th, from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM at South Seattle College, Chan Education Center (6000 16th Ave SW). The open house will run the duration of the time, with a brief presentation at 10:30 and a site walk at 11:30.

For more information about the project, check out the latest Green Seattle Partnership blog post or contact Michael Yadrick with any questions (michael.yadrick@seattle.gov).

Jul
13
Thu
2017
Art Walk event at Viscon Cellars with Words & Wine and Lindsay Peyton
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Three Texas transplants are joining forces to show West Seattle that wine, art and literature make the best pairing.

Winemaker Ben Viscon, entrepreneur Jessica Trouillaud and artist Lindsay Peyton are planning a unique event for the next West Seattle Art Walk, beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 13 at Viscon Cellars, located at 5910 California Ave SW.

“We’re bringing three different forms of art together in a really fun and interesting way,” Trouillaud said. “And we’ve all migrated from Texas to West Seattle on different paths and walks of life to create art here.”

Matching the perfect wine with reading material is Trouillaud’s speciality – and she has built a business around her passion entitled “Words & Wine.”

Part book club, part online wine retailer, Words & Wine is designed to appeal to both wine lovers and bookworms.

Shoppers select a book they want to purchase and Trouillaud selects a wine to go with it. She includes a postcard explaining her selection as well as a bookmark with reading notes and tasting notes printed on it.

For the West Seattle Art Walk, Trouillard will select books that go with the wines available at Viscon Cellars.

And for visual pairings with Viscon’s fruit of the vine, oil paintings by Lindsay Peyton will be on the walls.

Peyton, Trouillaud, and Viscon not only share Texan roots; they also all work to create unique experiences through their craft.

“Lindsay’s paintings are incredibly expressive and beautiful,” Trouillaud said. “Ben’s wine is full of impressive character, each having a great background story. And with Words & Wine, I bring together literature and wine in a way that highlights each.”

Peyton said that in addition to great wine, the tasting room at Viscon Cellars has a special ambience, which makes it a natural fit for art and community.

“Viscon Cellars almost has its own life,” Peyton said. “People are more friendly there; they talk to each other, to strangers. Ben has made it a gathering space for friends and neighbors, with a warm, inviting feel. I hope my paintin