West Seattle Event Calendar

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

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

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

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

Haunted Hike

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Kiwanis Schoenwald Park

16030 Sylvester Road SW

Burien, WA

(Drive behind Sylvester Middle School)

5:30-8:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Activity #186965

Wed Oct 17

10 am-11:30 am

Location: Schmitz Preserve Park, 5551 SW Admiral Way

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

Oct
18
Thu
Restaurant Success Orientation @ Delridge Branch Library
Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

More info here.

Whether you are starting or expanding your restaurant or mobile food business, the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) offers resources that will help you succeed. Whether you are looking for help navigating the regulatory requirements for getting your restaurant or mobile food business started, looking for financial help, counseling on various aspects of your restaurant business, or advice on how to trouble shoot an issue or figure out next steps, this orientation will help you get connected to a variety of resources available to you. Bring your questions to this orientation and meet the City of Seattle’s OED who can help provide and guide you to the resources that will help you get started and grow.

For more information about navigating the requirements and regulations for opening or expanding a restaurant or mobile food business, take a look through the Restaurant Success website.

Oct
19
Fri
Friday Night Skate @ Alki Community Center
Oct 19 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

At Alki Community Center:

Beginning September 21st, Alki will be welcoming back our “Friday Night Skate”

5817 SW Stevens Street

(206) 684-7430

$3 per skater

5:45-7:45 pm Every Friday evening (No skate night on 10/26 & 11/23 & 12/28)

Will resume for winter on January 11, 2019

Nov
2
Fri
Friday Night Skate @ Alki Community Center
Nov 2 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

At Alki Community Center:

Beginning September 21st, Alki will be welcoming back our “Friday Night Skate”

5817 SW Stevens Street

(206) 684-7430

$3 per skater

5:45-7:45 pm Every Friday evening (No skate night on 10/26 & 11/23 & 12/28)

Will resume for winter on January 11, 2019

Nov
9
Fri
Friday Night Skate @ Alki Community Center
Nov 9 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

At Alki Community Center:

Beginning September 21st, Alki will be welcoming back our “Friday Night Skate”

5817 SW Stevens Street

(206) 684-7430

$3 per skater

5:45-7:45 pm Every Friday evening (No skate night on 10/26 & 11/23 & 12/28)

Will resume for winter on January 11, 2019

Nov
16
Fri
Friday Night Skate @ Alki Community Center
Nov 16 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

At Alki Community Center:

Beginning September 21st, Alki will be welcoming back our “Friday Night Skate”

5817 SW Stevens Street

(206) 684-7430

$3 per skater

5:45-7:45 pm Every Friday evening (No skate night on 10/26 & 11/23 & 12/28)

Will resume for winter on January 11, 2019

Nov
19
Mon
When Is Home No Longer a Safe Option? *NEW DATE* @ Aegis Living of West Seattle
Nov 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Changed to 11:30 am November 19th

“When is home no longer a Safe Option?”

Led by Kathy Stewart RN, BSN

Complimentary Appetizers and Refreshments Available

Nov
29
Thu
Care Fee Funding Options, Wine & Cheese Hour @ Aegis Living of West Seattle
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

11/29 6-7 pm

“Care Fee Funding Options, Wine and Cheese Hour”

Scott and Steve from Genworth will lead a Panel Discussion to answer questions about your future decisions.

Nov
30
Fri
Friday Night Skate @ Alki Community Center
Nov 30 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

At Alki Community Center:

Beginning September 21st, Alki will be welcoming back our “Friday Night Skate”

5817 SW Stevens Street

(206) 684-7430

$3 per skater

5:45-7:45 pm Every Friday evening (No skate night on 10/26 & 11/23 & 12/28)

Will resume for winter on January 11, 2019

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

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

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

Dec
6
Thu
West Seattle Chamber’s “Mix, Mingle & Jingle” @ Sanctuary at Admiral
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From the West Seattle Chamber: Join all of your friends on Thursday, December 6th at the Sanctuary in Admiral for this special evening. It’s guaranteed to be a fun time for all! Test your skill in the Wine Toss, do your Christmas shopping at the Silent Auction, enjoy great food and beverage, and support our local business community at the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce’s 6th Annual Mix, Mingle & Jingle.

It will be a festive evening with area business professionals who are committed to making positive changes in our region. In addition to attending, we hope that you will further your support through Sponsorship, Silent Auction donation, or Wine Donation.

Mix, Mingle & Jingle
December 6, 2018
Sanctuary at Admiral, 5:30 PM–8:00 pm

Register online!

Fees/Admission:
(includes appetizers and a drink ticket)
$50 for Members
$60 for Non-Members

Register online here.

Dec
7
Fri
Friday Night Skate @ Alki Community Center
Dec 7 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

At Alki Community Center:

Beginning September 21st, Alki will be welcoming back our “Friday Night Skate”

5817 SW Stevens Street

(206) 684-7430

$3 per skater

5:45-7:45 pm Every Friday evening (No skate night on 10/26 & 11/23 & 12/28)

Will resume for winter on January 11, 2019

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

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

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

Southside Revolution junior roller derby doubleheader bout @ Southgate Roller Rink
Dec 8 @ 5:15 pm – 8:30 pm

South Seattle’s Premier Coed Junior Roller Derby League Southside Revolution presents: WONKATANIA – DOUBLEHEADER BOUT!

Come watch the season opener of Southside Revolution Junior Roller Derby teams: Bout 1 (Positional) Cadets vs. Cadets | Bout 2 (Full Contact): Alliance vs The Marysville Derby Demons! Southside Revolution is now the largest co-ed junior roller derby league in the country with over 85+ boys and girls playing on four active teams at Southgate Roller Rink.

Costume contest for the best Willy Wonka costume will happen at half-time.

Doors at 5:15pm, 1st Bout at 5:35pm. 2nd Bout at 7:00 pm $10 General Admission Adults, $5 Children 6-12, Children under 5 are free.

Dec
14
Fri
Friday Night Skate @ Alki Community Center
Dec 14 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

At Alki Community Center:

Beginning September 21st, Alki will be welcoming back our “Friday Night Skate”

5817 SW Stevens Street

(206) 684-7430

$3 per skater

5:45-7:45 pm Every Friday evening (No skate night on 10/26 & 11/23 & 12/28)

Will resume for winter on January 11, 2019

Jan
13
Sun
SurviveRealign99 Ride 2 @ Junction Starbucks
Jan 13 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

West Seattle Bike Connections invites you to join the second SurviveRealign99 Ride!

The Alaska Way Viaduct is coming down! Traffic is entering the period of maximum gridlock. How will we get out of West Seattle to go downtown? Ride our bikes!

This ride is a chance to try out bike commute routes in a friendly West Seattle Bike Connections group, on a Saturday morning with more daylight and less traffic than on weekdays.

Arrive by 9:15 for sign-in and intro to ride. Rolling at 9:30. No fee but please register here.

Feb
6
Wed
Hot Topics For Seniors: 100th Anniversary Of Seattle General Strike @ Southwest Library
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

A brown bag lunch discussion group committed to understanding issues of importance to current and future seniors. Join Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) and the Southwest Branch Library as we create a place for the discussion of current national, state and local issues.

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

Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.

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

Feb
12
Tue
Wine & Chocolate Dinner w/ WSCC – POSTPONED TO MARCH @ Viscon Cellars
Feb 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

*Postponed because of weather – watch for new date in mid- to late March*

Wine and Chocolate w/ WS Chamber

Register now for a great evening of casual networking, delicious wine and scrumptious food

Your evening will include:
* 2 drink tickets, each redeemable for a wine flight or one glass of wine
* Delicious pasta meal provided by Deanna Yellam
* 10% off any wine bottle purchase made by WSCC Members.

$50 per person, bring your appetite! Space is limited, so reserve now!

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Viscon Cellars

Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) is an award-winning family-owned West Seattle winery focused on small lot production, sourcing fruit from premiere Washington State grape growers. The evening’s chocolate selections will include samplings from Chocolate Krak.

Online Registration: https://wschamber.com/events/wine-chocolate-the-way-to-everyone-s-heart

Feb
19
Tue
Envisioning Seattle’s Small Lot Zoning Future @ Southwest Branch Library
Feb 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Seattle is going to change thousands of residential lots from “Single Family” to “Residential Small Lot” (RSL) as part of the MHA zoning reform. The rules covering RSL designations have been rewritten, and there are many questions about how it will affect our neighborhoods such as South Park, Highland Park, and the Junctions.

  • First, what is RSL and what kinds of new development are we likely to see?
  • Second, how does RSL address displacement, affordability, density, or sustainability?
  • Finally, how can we improve RSL so that it can be the most effective before the ordinance comes before the Council?

If you live in an urban village or are interested in innovative infill housing, join Matt Hutchins, AIA for this informational talk.

RSVP here: Envisioning Seattle’s Small Lot Zoning Future.

Feb
28
Thu
The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxiety @ South Seattle College, The Brockey Center
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Hosted by South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor) Cooperative Preschools:

Whether it’s the monster in the closet or the fear that arises from new social situations, school, or sports, anxiety can be especially challenging and maddening for children. And since anxiety has a mind of its own, logic and reassurance often fail, leaving parents increasingly frustrated about how to help. Dr. Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., the author of Playful Parenting and The Opposite of Worry will discuss simple, effective strategies that build connection and dampen anxiety through fun, play, and empathy.

Thu, February 28, 2019
7:00 PM – 8:30 pm
The Brockey Center at South Seattle

Tickets are $7 and available at eventbrite.com.

Interested in purchasing one of Dr. Cohen’s books? Our friends at Page 2 Books in Burien have graciously agreed to do book sales for us and Dr. Cohen will be signing after the lecture! You can purchase books onsite or preorder your copy here: BOOK PRESALES.

Mar
27
Wed
Teens, Tech, and Sexuality: Parent Education Night @ West Seattle High School
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm

West Seattle High School welcomes parents from the community.

Talking to your kid about tech and sexuality is hard! Words like “Media,” “Privacy,” “Safety,” “Porn,” and even “Sex” have different meanings than they did a generation ago.

Come learn from Jo Langford, MA, who has two decades of experience working with t/weens. She will be leading a discussion on how to connect with your child/ren in order to help them make informed decisions about and learn tools to deal with sexuality, growing up with technology, and relationships with confidence and seriousness–all while having fun along the way and doing as little harm to themselves and their peers as possible. This event will be held on March 27 at 7pm in the school Library. Please mark your calendar!

Apr
6
Sat
First Saturday hikes in West Duwamish Greenbelt @ (see listing)
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am

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

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

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

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

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

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

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

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr
23
Tue
Climate Science on Tap: Going to Extremes: Is It Climate Change or Just Bad Weather? @ Beveridge Place Pub
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm

How is climate change impacting weather in our region?  Will floods and droughts be the new normal? And how will we cope? This Climate Science on Tap will examine the relationship between extreme weather events and our changing climate. Our experts share the data and their perspectives in riveting presentations and a lively panel discussion of the issue and the impacts on the people and the creatures that call the PNW home.

Scheduled speakers include: James Rufo-Hill of Seattle Public Utilities, Joe Zagrodnik, PhD, Atmospheric Sciences, Sarah Ragen, UW grad student, Oceanography, and Brittany Hoedemaker, grad student, UW Marine Affairs.

The conversation will be moderated by P. Sean McDonald, Ph.D.

This event is sponsored by Cascadia Climate Action.

Dogs are welcome.

Attendees must be 21 or over.

Apr
25
Thu
SW Seattle Youth Alliance April Meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join the SW Seattle Youth Alliance for our monthly coalition meeting.

On our agenda will be:

Thank you for attending!

May
4
Sat
First Saturday hikes in West Duwamish Greenbelt @ (see listing)
May 4 @ 10:00 am

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

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

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

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

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

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

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

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

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

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

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

Guided Bug Walk @ (see listing)
May 4 @ 10:00 am

Expert Amber Chiozza of Scarabs, a local entomological society, will teach us about insects and spiders living in our beautiful West Duwamish Greenbelt.

Meet at the trailhead across the street from 4715 21st Avenue SW. Bring water, sturdy shoes or boots and be prepared for the elements. The walk will take about 1.5 hours.

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

May
8
Wed
Entomology lecture series @ Senior Center of West Seattle
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

West Seattle Entomologist Jen Paur of Tiny Science will be conducting a series of four lectures on the interesting and exciting lives of insects. Jen is an enthusiastic speaker who can engage audiences of all ages with her great passion for insects. She brings a selection of beetles, butterflies, mantises, or stick insects when she speaks. Wednesdays, May 8, 15, 22, 29 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. And if you like, you can join us before class at 5 pm for $3 beers in our Cafe!

1. Insects in General: This class will cover the history of insects from the Cretaceous period and their defining features and key assets that allowed them to become masters of our planet. The audience will leave with a new level of appreciation for insects from this fun talk.

2. The Orders of Insects: There are 32 different types of insects! Many that we are familiar with, some that we are not! We will explore these different types.

3. Comparative Study of Insects: How can one type of animal with three body parts, six legs, and four wings can take on so many different shapes and roles?

4. Insect Niches: Insects are incredibly diverse and abundant. We will explore how insects exploit niches, including topics like parasitoidy and eusociality, which are way more exciting than they sound!

Lecture Series is $20 members/$25 non-members. All ages welcome. Please sign up in advance by calling 206.932.4044 x1, as a minimum number of participants is required for this series to occur. SCWS, 4217 SW Oregon St.

An Evening with Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ @ Walmesley Center
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Experiencing Kinship on the Margins: Changing the Way We Look for Happiness

All are invited to an Evening with Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ at Our Lady of Guadalupe on Wednesday, May 8 from 7-9pm in the Walmesley Center (7000 35th Ave SW, Seattle 98126).

Fr.”G” is founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world.  He is also a best-selling author of two books, Tattoos on the Heart and Barking to the Choir. In his talks, Fr. G shares stories and much wisdom about difficult realities, humanity, restorative justice, community and God’s boundless love and compassion.

Learn more and get tickets at https://frgatolg.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are also on sale at OLG parish, school and after weekend Masses.  Contact Jennifer with questions: jibach@olgseattle.org.

May
15
Wed
Entomology lecture series @ Senior Center of West Seattle
May 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

West Seattle Entomologist Jen Paur of Tiny Science will be conducting a series of four lectures on the interesting and exciting lives of insects. Jen is an enthusiastic speaker who can engage audiences of all ages with her great passion for insects. She brings a selection of beetles, butterflies, mantises, or stick insects when she speaks. Wednesdays, May 8, 15, 22, 29 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. And if you like, you can join us before class at 5 pm for $3 beers in our Cafe!

1. Insects in General: This class will cover the history of insects from the Cretaceous period and their defining features and key assets that allowed them to become masters of our planet. The audience will leave with a new level of appreciation for insects from this fun talk.

2. The Orders of Insects: There are 32 different types of insects! Many that we are familiar with, some that we are not! We will explore these different types.

3. Comparative Study of Insects: How can one type of animal with three body parts, six legs, and four wings can take on so many different shapes and roles?

4. Insect Niches: Insects are incredibly diverse and abundant. We will explore how insects exploit niches, including topics like parasitoidy and eusociality, which are way more exciting than they sound!

Lecture Series is $20 members/$25 non-members. All ages welcome. Please sign up in advance by calling 206.932.4044 x1, as a minimum number of participants is required for this series to occur. SCWS, 4217 SW Oregon St.

May
22
Wed
Entomology lecture series @ Senior Center of West Seattle
May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

West Seattle Entomologist Jen Paur of Tiny Science will be conducting a series of four lectures on the interesting and exciting lives of insects. Jen is an enthusiastic speaker who can engage audiences of all ages with her great passion for insects. She brings a selection of beetles, butterflies, mantises, or stick insects when she speaks. Wednesdays, May 8, 15, 22, 29 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. And if you like, you can join us before class at 5 pm for $3 beers in our Cafe!

1. Insects in General: This class will cover the history of insects from the Cretaceous period and their defining features and key assets that allowed them to become masters of our planet. The audience will leave with a new level of appreciation for insects from this fun talk.

2. The Orders of Insects: There are 32 different types of insects! Many that we are familiar with, some that we are not! We will explore these different types.

3. Comparative Study of Insects: How can one type of animal with three body parts, six legs, and four wings can take on so many different shapes and roles?

4. Insect Niches: Insects are incredibly diverse and abundant. We will explore how insects exploit niches, including topics like parasitoidy and eusociality, which are way more exciting than they sound!

Lecture Series is $20 members/$25 non-members. All ages welcome. Please sign up in advance by calling 206.932.4044 x1, as a minimum number of participants is required for this series to occur. SCWS, 4217 SW Oregon St.

Jun
1
Sat
First Saturday hikes in West Duwamish Greenbelt @ (see listing)
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am

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

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

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

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

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

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

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

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

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

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

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

Birds of the Duwamish River Valley – free birding session & program @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the Duwamish Longhouse and Seattle Parks & Recreation for FREE in-field birding sessions and program with volunteer Seattle Urban Nature Guide, Elaine Chuang.

Saturday June 1st
Program 11 am–1 pm
Early Birding Session 9:45 am
After-program Birding Session 1:15 pm

Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle WA

Jun
15
Sat
Tree Walk @ Roxhill Park, north end
Jun 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Meet at the north end of Roxhill Park (corner of 29th Ave SW & SW Barton St), across from Westwood Village Shopping Center. RSVP email TreeAmbassador@seattle.gov

Tree Ambassadors team up with Seattle City Light Arboriculturist Heidi Narte to explore some great examples of neighborhood tree care, including how to spot minor issues before they become larger problems. Heidi will provide tips and expertise for choosing the right tree species for various landscape conditions with an emphasis on avoiding impacts to nearby powerlines. Enjoy learning about a diversity of urban trees that help keep our city healthy and beautiful. Please note – this walk is approximately one mile long and includes moderate to steep hills.

The walk is sponsored by ‘Trees for Seattle’ a division of the Seattle Department of Utilities.

Jun
22
Sat
More Than Just Trees: Native Tree Ecology & Identification Program @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Curious to know more about lowland forests? Join the Duwamish Longhouse and Seattle Parks & Recreation for a FREE informational program and field identification of prominent low-land tree species with SPR Naturalist, Jacob de Guzman.

June 22nd, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
at
Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle

After program outdoor tree identification session 1:15 pm

Jul
6
Sat
First Saturday hikes in West Duwamish Greenbelt @ (see listing)
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am

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

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

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

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

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

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

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

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

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

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

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

West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails guided hike: Native Plant Identification
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us at the trailhead at 14th Avenue SW and SW Holly to learn plant identification from Steve Richmond, an expert in controlling invasive plants and restoring native plant communities. Steve will also give an overview of greenbelt natural history and resulting restoration challenges. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots and be prepared for the elements. Total distance will be 1 to 2 miles.

Sponsored by the West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails Group

Jul
14
Sun
‘Mini Seattle-to-Portland’ bike ride to Summer Fest @ Hamilton Viewpoint Park
Jul 14 @ 9:15 am – 1:00 pm

Ride the Mini Seattle (Street) to Portland (Street) to Summer Fest again this year:

Sunday, July 14, 2019 – 9:15 am to 1:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to do the Seattle-to-Portland bike ride? And forgot to sign up or train for it? Here is your big chance! Do it in 2 hours! Same weekend as Cascade’s big STP, so you too can brag at the water cooler and post pix. West Seattle Bike Connections members will be leading the little STP again from SW Seattle Street in the Admiral neighborhood to SW Portland Street in Fauntlee Hills, and back north to Summerfest at the West Seattle Junction, for a fabulous finish line party.

Family friendly and fun! This is a West Seattle Bike Connections and Cascade Bicycle Club ride. Helmets required. You are encouraged to pre-register and see more ride information at https://cascade.org/node/69289

Check brakes and tires. Arrive by 9:15 for route/safety intro. Helmets required. No ear buds. Pre-register or on the spot. Rolling at 9:30.

Family friendly and fun! Easy pace. We will stay together and work together to cross any busy intersections. This will be a Cascade Bicycle Club approved ride.

For children and youth riding their own bikes: parent or guardian please read and conform to Cascade’s policy. Contact ride leader for 2-way communication at least a day in advance. All who are capable of riding the distance on streets with some hills are most welcome!

7.5 miles to SW Portland and on to Summer Fest at the Junction. Another 2.7 miles to get back to the Hamilton Viewpoint start. Route is mostly on quieter residential streets along the ridge parallel to California Avenue SW. Some hills, including a block or two we might walk up.

Steady rain cancels. We ride if there are just light showers.

Aug
3
Sat
First Saturday hikes in West Duwamish Greenbelt @ (see listing)
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am

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

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

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

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

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

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

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

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

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

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

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

Aug
20
Tue
Nature Walk: Mindfulness Meditation Walk- Seattle Chinese Garden & Greenbelt – FREE! @ Seattle Chinese Garden, SCC
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Explore nature and breathe the fresh air of the inner city! Your SW Recreation Specialist, John Hasslinger will guide this short walk of the Seattle Chinese Garden and the adjacent greenbelt trail that boasts Native American history dating back thousands of years.This is informal and a chance for us to connect with nature and each other. Meet at the Seattle Chinese Garden main entrance. Park at the school, along 16th Avenue or take the 128 bus to South Seattle College, followed by a short walk to the garden entrance.

Aug
31
Sat
Cycle History 2019: The Places of Community @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Aug 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Cycle History 2019: The Places of Community

The Log House Museum and West Seattle Bike Connections present: The Places of Community.

Join us for a ride from Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC) on an 8.8 mile route at a leisurely pace (10-12 mph)!

The theme for this ride is Community Gathering Places. We will stop at several places in West Seattle where neighbors have come together to socialize, garden, play music, talk about the neighborhood, and play outside, in places planned and built by neighbors. Knowledgeable local historians will tell us stories.

This will be the third annual Cycle History ride hosted by Southwest Seattle Historical Society and West Seattle Bike Connections.

Let’s meet at the HPIC at 9:30 am for our pre-ride safety briefing and ride theme description. Then, let’s depart at 10:00 am.

We will climb and descend hills at our own pace, and our goal will be to stay together. We will take it very easy on the hills on this route.

Restrooms are available at the start. We will stop along the way for restrooms and water at mile 8.2 at Highland Park Playfield.

There will be no food stops. Bring snacks if you wish.

You are encouraged to pre-register on the Cascade Bicycle Club page. There is no need to unregister if you decide not to ride. Pre-registration closes at 7:30 am on day of ride. After 7:30, just show up and register at the start.

Kids are welcome. Parents/guardians please read and comply with Cascade’s policies for children riding their own bikes.

Bring a spare tube and tools to fix a flat, just in case. Please have full fenders if the roads are wet, or you may be asked to ride at the rear of the group.

Any kind of bike is OK. Please check your tires, brakes and chain in advance.

Note: If weather conditions meet the weather cancellation criterion–steady rain cancels–or if there are unforeseen hazardous riding conditions, the Ride Leader will post a ride-canceled note in the Comments section on the Cascade Bicycle Club page at least two hours prior to the start, and Ride Leader(s) will not be at the start location.

We hope you can join us!

Sep
7
Sat
First Saturday hikes in West Duwamish Greenbelt @ (see listing)
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am

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

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

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

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

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

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

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

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is not necessary but if you care to contact:

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

Fish and Forest with Seattle Parks & Salmon Bake Fundraiser @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Salmon Homecoming Celebration, Ecology Lecture Program, and Salmon Bake Fundraiser

FREE Admission *$15 for Salmon Bake Lunch*

Salmon bake starts at 12 and will continue until sold out.
Parks programming is from 1 pm–3 pm

Enjoy a traditional salmon bake with us to celebrate Salmon Homecoming at the Duwamish Longhouse. Afterwards, join Seattle Parks Naturalist Jacob De Guzman as he talks about the ecological dynamics that exists between Salmon and the Forest Ecosystem. Learn how they mutually benefit one another and how they benefit us.

Special performances by Salmon is Life silk wind sockeye salmon will take place throughout the day. These silk salmon traveled to the COP21 Climate Talks in Paris, France to share a message that we need to listen to the world that sustains us and protect our salmon and our planet as well. They will now join us at the longhouse to spread that same message, and to celebrate Salmon Homecoming here in Seattle.

Sep
19
Thu
Timebank Orientation and Member Event @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Timebank invites you to an orientation and member database training.

Potluck gathering to meet Timebank members, share current exchanges or learn about the Timebank. Speakers from our organization – members may present, too. Bring a dish to share if you’d like, but not required. Bring a friend or relative, too.

Learn how to use the Timebank database.
Get one-on-one training.
Meet members.
And earn Timebank hours just for attending.

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

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

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

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

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

For more information contact: Mariska@earthcorps.org.

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

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

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

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

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

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

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

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

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

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

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

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

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

Saturday, October 5th
10 am – noon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mushroom Walk at Camp Long.

Ages 12 and older. Pre-registration required.

Oct
17
Thu
Timebank Orientation and Member Event @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Timebank invites you to an orientation and member database training.

Potluck gathering to meet Timebank members, share current exchanges or learn about the Timebank. Speakers from our organization – members may present, too. Bring a dish to share if you’d like, but not required. Bring a friend or relative, too.

Learn how to use the Timebank database.
Get one-on-one training.
Meet members.
And earn Timebank hours just for attending.

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

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

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

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

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

Oct
26
Sat
Rooted Together: 2nd Annual Generations Fest @ Bethaday Community Learning Space
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Rooted Together | 2nd Annual Generations Fest

Saturday & Sunday, Oct 26 & Oct 27
9 am – 5:30 pm
TAF Bethaday Community Learning Space
605 SW 108th St

Generations Fest is a space for people of all ages to share skills and stories to celebrate and strengthen our ancestral wisdom. Through this gathering of workshops, activities, and cultural offerings, we hope to grow inter-generational intimacy by centering leadership of elders and young people, providing opportunities to connect with each other, and increasing our skills and knowledge to have the relationships we want. For more information:

https://tinyurl.com/genfest2019

Oct
27
Sun
Rooted Together: 2nd Annual Generations Fest @ Bethaday Community Learning Space
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Rooted Together | 2nd Annual Generations Fest

Saturday & Sunday, Oct 26 & Oct 27
9 am – 5:30 pm
TAF Bethaday Community Learning Space
605 SW 108th St

Generations Fest is a space for people of all ages to share skills and stories to celebrate and strengthen our ancestral wisdom. Through this gathering of workshops, activities, and cultural offerings, we hope to grow inter-generational intimacy by centering leadership of elders and young people, providing opportunities to connect with each other, and increasing our skills and knowledge to have the relationships we want. For more information:

https://tinyurl.com/genfest2019

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

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

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

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

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

Email: alison@tinkergarten.com.

Nov
20
Wed
“Happiness Starts with Gratitude” Seminar with David George Brooke – That Gratitude Guy @ The Kenney
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

At The Kenney (WSB sponsor):

November’s big holiday is Thanksgiving, but sometimes “life happens” and it’s difficult to feel thankful all the time. The Kenney is honored to host best-selling author, speaker, teacher, and storyteller David George Brooke, “That Gratitude Guy.” Whether you’ve suffered tragedy and the loss of loved ones or are just looking to manage the stress in your life, this is the program for you! David presents an entertaining, enlightening, and empowering seminar that provides you with the tools and techniques to take charge of your life by embracing the power of gratitude and using simple exercises to break old habits and beliefs to re-form and re-focus your life with much higher expectations. Be prepared to look at your life differently…”gratitude turns what you have into enough!”

Join us for a welcome reception at 6 pm with coffee and dessert. Please RSVP to (206) 937-2800. Gratitude journals will be available for purchase.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
6:30-7:30PM, Community Rooms 1 and 2

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

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

Winter Wander Along Longfellow Creek at Camp Long.

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

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

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

Everyone attending the program must be registered.

Meet the leader at the Camp Long Lodge.

Dec
21
Sat
Holiday Toy Giveaway @ High Point Community Center
Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm
Nyabinghi Drumming and Singing @ Lincoln Park
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for some Nyabinghi drumming and singing, which comes from Jamaican Rastafarian culture! We will have a drum circle along with dancers who will teach dance steps and songs. Songs sheets will also be provided!

Dec
22
Sun
Yemaya Gathering @ Lincoln Park
Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Gather with family and friends to learn and share the Mixteco indigenous language. Learn Mixteco words through planting, painting, and drawing. All ages are welcome.

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

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

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

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

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

This trial class is:

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

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

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

This trial class is free.

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

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

Jan
29
Wed
The KonMari Method of Decluttering and Organizing your Home @ The Kenny
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Spring is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning. It’s also the perfect time to start tidying your house. Tidying first means you won’t get stuck cleaning things that do not spark joy. Tidying also means it will be easier to clean when your house is already in order. Find out how KonMari Tidying can be part of your spring-cleaning marathon.

This interactive workshop will provide you with  the tools and knowledge to successfully transform your home using the KonMari Method. The event includes an overview of the KonMari Method™ including a live demonstration of the KonMari folding technique and the distribution of take-home materials for reference that will prepare you to  get your home tidy now!  

This method of tidying can change your life!

The Pacific Northwest’s first certified KonMari Tidying Consultant, Sue Bollinger, of Tidy Up With Sue, will share home organization tips that focus on what to keep (Does it “spark joy?”) rather than what to discard. Learn about the revolutionary Japanese decluttering method made popular by Marie Kondo’s bestsellers, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Spark Joy, and the Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A period.  All are welcome!

Space is limited, so please RSVP today at (206) 937-2800.

Jan
30
Thu
Race and Culture Dialogue Series (part 2) @ South Seattle College
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Is it possible for people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and economic status to live in real community? Yes it is.

Join us as we engage in positive dialogue aimed at breaking down social barriers and stereotypes in order to build bridges to a more unified Seattle.

Part 2 of our six-part series takes place on January 30th. Doors open at 6pm and the forum beings at 6:30pm sharp?
Panelists Include:

The event will be hosted by Bishop Ray Rogers, Senior Pastor at Pacific Northwest Regional Covenant Fellowship Churches.

Future Series Dates and Locations:

  • South College, February 13th
  • Garfield Community Center, March 13th
  • Rainier Valley Cultural Center, April 16th
  • North Seattle College, May 14th

Provided in partnership with the Seattle City Department of Neighborhoods.

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

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

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

Mar
17
Tue
CANCELED – Fauntleroy Food Fest, FCA membership meeting @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

*CANCELED*

From the Fauntleroy Community Association:

The Fauntleroy Community Association is hosting its annual Food Fest and Membership Meeting on March 19th 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This is a fun time to get together with your neighbors, eat some delicious FREE food from our local businesses, meet with representatives from organizations in our community and learn what your FCA is doing for you throughout the year.

• Renew your membership!

• Make your voice heard, come to the meeting and vote on issues that affect your community.

• Join us for a good time.

Thank you to all the local businesses and community groups that make this event possible.

Mar
19
Thu
Great Conversations Between Parents and Teens @ West Side Presbyterian Church
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Children and Youth Collective invites you to join us for Great Conversations Between Parents and Teens: Top Ten Talks to Have Together.

This gathering is for parents of middle school and high school students and focuses on important conversations to consider having with teens to promote understanding and build a base of trust partnership.

The featured speaker is Julie Metzger, the founder of Great Conversations.

May
1
Fri
Lights: A ‘Zine Launch @ Paper Boat Booksellers
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pleasure Boat Studios, a West Seattle nonprofit literary press, invites you to celebrate the launch of a new ‘zine–Lights.

The event will feature a short story reading by local writer John Christopher Nelson as well as complimentary wine and nonalcoholic fizzies.

Pleasure Boat Studios is also the publisher of Sugar Mountain, a novel by Alfred Alcorn. Sugar Mountain is the story of a pandemic that started in China.

Oct
10
Sat
West Seattle Timebank Strategic Planning Event @ Online
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to The West Seattle Timebank Strategic Planning Event

Would you like to learn how a non-profit organization develops a strategic plan? The West Seattle Timebank is holding a retreat with their board and members to develop a 3-year strategic plan. You’re invited to attend and learn the basics of strategic planning.
The retreat will be held in three 2-hour virtual sessions:
Sat. Oct. 10th – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sat. Oct. 24th – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sat. Nov. 7th – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Please register (ASAP). To register, contact: westseattletimebank@gmail.com.
We’ll email you the zoom links and a reminder the week of each session.

Learn more about Timebanking at: www.westseattle.timebanks.org

Oct
24
Sat
West Seattle Timebank Strategic Planning Event @ Online
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to The West Seattle Timebank Strategic Planning Event

Would you like to learn how a non-profit organization develops a strategic plan? The West Seattle Timebank is holding a retreat with their board and members to develop a 3-year strategic plan. You’re invited to attend and learn the basics of strategic planning.
The retreat will be held in three 2-hour virtual sessions:
Sat. Oct. 10th – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sat. Oct. 24th – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sat. Nov. 7th – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Please register (ASAP). To register, contact: westseattletimebank@gmail.com.
We’ll email you the zoom links and a reminder the week of each session.

Learn more about Timebanking at: www.westseattle.timebanks.org

Nov
7
Sat
West Seattle Timebank Strategic Planning Event @ Online
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to The West Seattle Timebank Strategic Planning Event

Would you like to learn how a non-profit organization develops a strategic plan? The West Seattle Timebank is holding a retreat with their board and members to develop a 3-year strategic plan. You’re invited to attend and learn the basics of strategic planning.
The retreat will be held in three 2-hour virtual sessions:
Sat. Oct. 10th – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sat. Oct. 24th – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sat. Nov. 7th – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Please register (ASAP). To register, contact: westseattletimebank@gmail.com.
We’ll email you the zoom links and a reminder the week of each session.

Learn more about Timebanking at: www.westseattle.timebanks.org

Mar
25
Thu
ERA, redistricting, more at West Seattle Democratic Women @ online
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm

In honor of Women’s History Month, for its meeting on Thursday, March 25th, the West Seattle Democratic Women have invited Alison McCaffree from the League of Women Voters of Washington to present the history of the Equal Rights Amendment and current efforts to get it passed. She will also tell us about Speak Up Schools in Washington State, a program created to inspire people to testify in front of the Washington State Redistricting Commission, which will draw the lines for our legislative districts this year. Why do we care about these issues? How do they impact us? To join us on Zoom for this interactive and engaging presentation, email Mary Fisher at maryfisher1@comcast.net by 11 a.m. Thursday for the Zoom link. Speaker begins at 7 p.m, after we share positive news of the month in a pre-meeting discussion starting at 6:30 p.m.

Apr
15
Thu
Age Friendly Seattle Virtual Civic Coffee Hour @ Online (see listing)
Apr 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a live, online conversation with Emily Alvarado on the Seattle Office of Housing.

Click here to enter live stream.
Enter as “Anonymous.” Or by phone: 206-686-8357; Conference ID: 224 689 164#

Language: English, Español, 中文, Tiểng Việt, Русский

Meet Emily Alvarado, Director of the Seattle Office of Housing. The Office of Housing works with community partners, private developers, and public funders to build affordable housing so people of all incomes can live in our city. Emily will cover rental housing and assistance, low-income homeowner programs and other resources for low-income households with specific emphasis on the impacts of COVID-19.

Civic Coffee Hours bring community elders closer to local government officials to explore topics of interest. Learn how decisions are made, how to get involved, and how to take advantage of programs and services. Closed captioning is provided in Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Presented in partnership with Age Friendly Seattle – Seattle Human Services.

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

Apr
17
Sat
Compost giveaway @ South Seattle College north parking lot
Apr 17 @ 9:00 am

Another giveaway – north parking lot of South Seattle College – 9 am until it’s gone. Info here.

Apr
29
Thu
Virtual Panel: Women Thriving in the Built Environment @ Online (see listing)
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for our “Women Thriving in the Built Environment” virtual panel on Thursday, April 29 from 6 – 7:30 p.m., sponsored by South Seattle College’s Sustainable Building Science Technology Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program. Our virtual panel of thought leaders will kick off an empowering and engaging conversation about the importance of gender equity in the built environment, from building operations to design and construction. What takeaways can you apply within your own workplace?

Please RSVP (required to attend): https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LzwHqT7lRZW6WVkvNCr9_Q

We’ll be discussing the following questions during our panel:
How can women contribute to the sustainability aspect of the built environment?
What can we all be doing going forward to support women in this field?
Why is gender equity important?
How do we build a more equitable future?

Meet our panelists and student moderator:
Courtney Blodgett, Director of Market Strategy, McKinstry
Soph Davenberry, Chief Technology Officer, NEMIC
Vicky Hardy, RCFM, Adjunct Faculty & Consultant, South Seattle College Sustainable Building Science Technology BAS Program
Mara Palmer, Certified Sustainable Building Science Technology professional
Sandy Sechang, Just Sales Manager, International Living Future Institute
Treasa Sweek, Principal, Sweek Consulting Engineers
Sheila Roe, Sustainable Building Science Technology student, Event Moderator

About the Sustainable Building Science Technology Program

The Sustainable Building Science Technology Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program at South Seattle College is uniquely positioned as a leader in the dynamic arena of sustainable building education, putting graduates on track for career success in this growing and exciting field. The 90-credit curriculum builds upon an Associate degree and offers a pathway to becoming a highly skilled building science professional. Students learn about smart buildings, fiscal performance, and human-centered building management for today’s changing world. No other program on the West Coast offers a comprehensive curriculum that prepares building professionals with the practical knowledge they’ll need for success.