West Seattle Event Calendar

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

ADMIRAL THEATER SCHEDULE (updated link)

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.

Apr
8
Sun
2012
Easter at Mars Hill Church-West Seattle @ Mars Hill Church-West Seattle
Apr 8 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

From Mars Hill-West Seattle (WSB sponsor):

We will be having 3 services on April 8th at 8, 9:30 and 11. Services will also have Spanish subtitles. After all the services we are inviting families to partake in the carnival-style party that we will set up downstairs. This carnival (9 am-1 pm) will have face painting, balloon animals, an Easter egg hunt, carnival games and for the older kids, foosball and Dance Central on the Xbox Kinect. There will also be street-fair style food as you exit. This should be a big party and a great opportunity for West Seattle to celebrate Easter as one community. HERE is the facebook event. HERE is Mars Hill’s Easter website.

Easter at Tibbetts United Methodist Church @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Apr 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:15 pm

Announced by Pastor Joanne Brown:

Easter Sunday, April 8 we begin bright and early with a pancake breakfast put on by our youth group as a fundraiser for the mission trip they are taking to Eugene, OR, this summer. Come any time between 8 -9:30 am in Addams Hall for good food and saluting the day Jesus’ has risen. Our Celebration of the resurrection will be at 10 am in the sanctuary with brass and singing of traditional Easter hymns, a message about “Saying Nothing” and the community rejoicing in this most wonderful and important event in the life of Christians everywhere. But we’re not done! Immediately following the service at 11:45 there will be an Easter egg hunt for all the young ones. We’ll send them out in waves with the youngest going first and so forth.

We invite all to join us as we journey our way through Holy Week and Easter. We are located at 3940 41st Ave SW in West Seattle . Check out the web site for more information about these services and the church – www.tibbettsumchurch.org.
Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen Indeed!

Easter Breakfast at Tibbetts United Methodist Church @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Apr 8 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

As announced: Easter Breakfast at Tibbetts United Methodist Church! The youth group at Tibbetts United Methodist Church is once again putting on an Easter morning pancake breakfast open to everyone! All donations will go to the summer mission trip. Serving runs from 8:00 to 9:30 am, followed by worship at 10:00. We hope to see you there!

Easter at All Souls Church @ Madison Middle School
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

All Souls Church (WSB sponsor) has Easter worship at 10 am at Madison Middle School, and an egg hunt after the service.

Easter at Life Church @ Life Church
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Life Church
3420 SW Cloverdale Street
Seattle, WA 98126

Join us for Easter Service followed by a light continental breakfast.
April 8, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m.

Easter service at West Seattle Christian Church @ West Seattle Christian Church
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

From Pastor Dan Jacobs: Easter Sunday 10 am worship celebration in our Activity Center!

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

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

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

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

Apr
21
Sat
2012
PJ Library Storytime at Kol HaNeshamah, April edition @ Kol HaNeshamah
Apr 21 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am

At Kol HaNeshamah, 6115 SW Hinds, 9:30 am. The PJ Library Storytime at Kol HaNeshamah Congregation. The PJ Library welcomes Erik Lawson as our guest musician, with PJ Library manager Amy Paquette as our storyteller. We will be reading a story about Israel. Contact Amy at amyhp@jewishinseattle.org for more details.

May
3
Thu
2012
Day of Prayer event at Alki @ Alki Beach
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

As announced:

*ONE NATION UNDER GOD*
********************
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” Psalm 33:12

ALKI BEACH @ The Statue of Liberty
Thursday evening May 3, 6:30-8PM
61st Ave & Alki Ave

ALL WELCOME!
************

The 61st annual National Day of Prayer will be observed with a *Prayer Rally* @ Alki Beach.

Hosted by: The West Seattle Ministerial Association. This year’s theme and scripture verse are noted above.

*The Community is invited to join in this rally with prayer for local and national issues.*

*Hope Lutheran School ‘Girls Choir’ will open with a patriotic song, Pastor Peter Mueller of Hope Lutheran will bring the message, Eastridge Christian Assembly will lead the worship, and many West Seattle pastors and church leaders will lead the prayers.

*Consider bringing a blanket or lawn chair, and dress warm enough, as the temperature drops near the water as the evening continues.
For more info contact:
Mary Welch, Coordinator
206-718-1995

May
11
Fri
2012
Reiki Soundscape and Gong Meditation
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Reiki Soundscape and Gong Meditation
Hummingbird Studio
West Seattle private studio off Delridge
please email/call for directions
5/11 7-8:30pm $12

Finish off your day with a Reiki Soundscape experience in the gong sanctuary of West Seattle music therapist and sound healer Sha’ari Garfinkel.

Joining together as a group amplifies the intensity of intention for personal transformation. Add your presence to this one-of-a-kind synthesis.

No prior experience of Reiki or sound healing required.

reikitrainingprogram@gmail.com 206.947.7687

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

Announced by local naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

Transcendental Meditation presentation @ AmericaWest Bank
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Announcement:

“Each and every day we get to choose how to invest our time in order to have a life of health, happiness and success. Wes Busch, West Seattle resident and certified teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique, invites you to hear how this simple mental technique will give you the biggest “bang” for your self-development “buck”. Attend this free presentation on Saturday, May 12th at 11:00 AM at the America West Bank, 4022 SW Alaska. Please preregister.”

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

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

May
31
Thu
2012
Panel discussion on public education’s future @ Rainier Beach High School
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Not in West Seattle, but local organizers and a local teacher on the panel:

Parents Across America presents:

Moving Forward in Public Education: Ideas That Work
A Panel Discussion

Thursday, May 31st at 6:30 PM
Rainier Beach High School Auditorium
8815 Seward Park Ave. S.

Featuring:

Dr. Margit McGuire, Professor and Director, Seattle Universityʼs Teacher Education Program
Sharon Okamoto, Principal, Seattle Urban Academy
Rita Green, parent and PTA vice-president, Rainier Beach High School
Marquita Prinzing, teacher, Sanislo Elementary School

For more information e-mail seattle.paa@gmail.com or call 206-724-5556

Jun
3
Sun
2012
Free screening of ‘Courageous’ @ Westwood Christian Assembly
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On June 3rd at 6 pm Westwood Christian Assembly will be showing the movie Courageous. This movie is directed by the producers of the movie Fireproof and is an outstanding film. This will be a free showing. The address is 9252 16th Ave SW; for any questions, call Ridge at 206-718-1697.

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

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

Jun
25
Mon
2012
Vacation Bible School at West Side Presbyterian Church @ West Side Presbyterian Church
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Side Presbyterian Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School, June 25-29 from 9am-12pm. This year’s theme is “Praise!” where kids will get down and lift God high. All grades (Pre-K through 5th grade) are encouraged to pre-register by visiting our website at www.wspc.org or calling 206-935-4477.

Jul
21
Sat
2012
Cupcake Cook-off and Picnic at Lincoln Park @ Lincoln Park
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Mars Hill Church is hosting a Cupcake Cook-off and Picnic at Shelter #5 in Lincoln Park on Saturday, July 21st from 10 am to 2 pm. The event is open to the community. Feel free to bring blankets and chairs, outdoor games, and your family and friends. Facebook page here.

Details of the Cupcake Cook-off:
-Bake a dozen cupcakes (11 to share and 1 to enter in the competition)
-Panel of 3 judges will evaluate cupcake entries on appearance, uniqueness, and flavor
-Guests will submit votes for favorite cupcake
-Baker of Best Overall Cupcake wins a $50 giftcard to Target
-Winner by popular vote wins a $25 giftcard to Target
-Baker of Best Gluten-Free Cupcake wins a $10 giftcard to Target
Rules:
-One entry per person (Okay to enter one gluten-free and one regular)
-Must submit entry by 12pm to be eligible

Aug
18
Sat
2012
Grief Share recovery support group at Grace Church @ Grace Church
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grace Church will be offering a 13-week Grief Share recovery support group for those who have lost a loved one by death. Meetings will be Saturday mornings, 10 am to noon. Participants can start any time. There is a one-time fee of $15 for a journal. Contact Barb at 206-932-7459 or Grace Church at 206-937-8400.

Aug
26
Sun
2012
Alki UCC garden party fundraiser to support Referendum 74 @ Alki Uunited Church of Christ
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Alki United Church of Christ and Congregation Kol HaNeshamah invite you to a garden party, fundraiser and information event in support of Approve Referendum 74:Washington United for Marriage.

We are working together to ensure that all loving committed couples enjoy the Freedom to Marry! Bring your family, friends and neighbors! Everybody is welcome!

Yard signs, buttons and T-Shirts will be available! At the garden party there will be representatives from the campaign to tell you about how you can get engaged in the campaign.

Can’t attend, but want to support our work—Make a contribution here using our “Millions for Marriage Page.” The money will go directly to the campaign! All contributions will be matched if given before Aug 31st.

And we also invite you to join us for our weekly Thursday night phonebank jointly sponsored by our two congregations. Simply come to the church at 5:30 on any Thursday until election day. Bring your laptop computer and cell phone!

Think you’ll be joining us please RSVP to JoshFriedes@gmail.com.

Aug
28
Tue
2012
Town Hall meeting with Mayor McGinn @ Southwest Teen Life Center
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Here’s the schedule:

5:30 to 6:30 pm: Community information fair

6:30 to 6:40 pm: Youth performance: Samoan Siva dance La’u Hani by The West Side Polynesian Club

6:40 to 8:00 pm: Open Q&A with Mayor McGinn and City staff

Sep
16
Sun
2012
Kol HaNeshama High Holy Days services @ Seattle First Presbyterian Church
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Celebrate the High Holy Days with Kol HaNeshamah. Our High Holy Days services will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Seattle.

*You do not need tickets to attend any of our services; however, all non-members are required to register.* To avoid waiting in line when you arrive, we encourage non-members to pre-register online here, or by calling the KHN office at (206) 935-1590.

Childcare is available for ages 1-9 (fees apply). Members and
non-members should remember to sign up for childcare (link) in advance!

September 16, Sunday, Erev Rosh HaShanah, 7:00 pm
September 17, Monday, Rosh HaShanah, 10:00 am
(Children’s Service 9:15-9:45 am)
September 25, Tuesday, Kol Nidre (Erev Yom Kippur), 7:00 pm
September 26, Wednesday, Yom Kippur, 10:00 am
(Children’s Service 9:15-9:45 am)

This year KHN again will be collecting non-perishable food for local food banks during the High Holidays. KHN members will distribute empty paper shopping bags at the conclusion of Erev Rosh Hashanah and Rosh Hashanah services. We are asking that you bring the bags back on Yom Kippur full of food items. Half of the food we collect will go to the Jewish Family Services Food Bank and half will go to the food pantry operated by the First Presbyterian Church of Seattle where our HHD services are held.

Sep
29
Sat
2012
‘What’s Happening in Lincoln Park?’ field trip @ Lincoln Park, north parking lot
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Oct
3
Wed
2012
“Making Peace with Islam” Fall Adult Ed. Class @ Alki United Church of Christ
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesdays at 7 pm October 3rd through November 7th at the Alki UCC Parlor:

Led by Ann Holmes Redding. Imagine a world where Christians and Muslims are at peace with one another! Join this six-week class to put minds and hearts on this project. This introduction to Islam focuses on the history, practices, and beliefs of that tradition, as well as the inspiration and resources for peacemaking in Christianity.

Ann Holmes Redding, New Testament Ph.D. and founder of Abrahamic Reunion West, will draw on her experience of the convergence of Christianity and Islam in her faith and practice.

Suggested donation: $50 per person (just $8.33 per class). Make checks payable to Alki UCC.

Registration requested — sign up online at www.alkiucc.org. Contact: office@alkiucc.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct
10
Wed
2012
“Making Peace with Islam” Fall Adult Ed. Class @ Alki United Church of Christ
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesdays at 7 pm October 3rd through November 7th at the Alki UCC Parlor:

Led by Ann Holmes Redding. Imagine a world where Christians and Muslims are at peace with one another! Join this six-week class to put minds and hearts on this project. This introduction to Islam focuses on the history, practices, and beliefs of that tradition, as well as the inspiration and resources for peacemaking in Christianity.

Ann Holmes Redding, New Testament Ph.D. and founder of Abrahamic Reunion West, will draw on her experience of the convergence of Christianity and Islam in her faith and practice.

Suggested donation: $50 per person (just $8.33 per class). Make checks payable to Alki UCC.

Registration requested — sign up online at www.alkiucc.org. Contact: office@alkiucc.org

Oct
17
Wed
2012
“Making Peace with Islam” Fall Adult Ed. Class @ Alki United Church of Christ
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesdays at 7 pm October 3rd through November 7th at the Alki UCC Parlor:

Led by Ann Holmes Redding. Imagine a world where Christians and Muslims are at peace with one another! Join this six-week class to put minds and hearts on this project. This introduction to Islam focuses on the history, practices, and beliefs of that tradition, as well as the inspiration and resources for peacemaking in Christianity.

Ann Holmes Redding, New Testament Ph.D. and founder of Abrahamic Reunion West, will draw on her experience of the convergence of Christianity and Islam in her faith and practice.

Suggested donation: $50 per person (just $8.33 per class). Make checks payable to Alki UCC.

Registration requested — sign up online at www.alkiucc.org. Contact: office@alkiucc.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More details:

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

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

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

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

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

Oct
24
Wed
2012
“Making Peace with Islam” Fall Adult Ed. Class @ Alki United Church of Christ
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesdays at 7 pm October 3rd through November 7th at the Alki UCC Parlor:

Led by Ann Holmes Redding. Imagine a world where Christians and Muslims are at peace with one another! Join this six-week class to put minds and hearts on this project. This introduction to Islam focuses on the history, practices, and beliefs of that tradition, as well as the inspiration and resources for peacemaking in Christianity.

Ann Holmes Redding, New Testament Ph.D. and founder of Abrahamic Reunion West, will draw on her experience of the convergence of Christianity and Islam in her faith and practice.

Suggested donation: $50 per person (just $8.33 per class). Make checks payable to Alki UCC.

Registration requested — sign up online at www.alkiucc.org. Contact: office@alkiucc.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct
31
Wed
2012
“Making Peace with Islam” Fall Adult Ed. Class @ Alki United Church of Christ
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesdays at 7 pm October 3rd through November 7th at the Alki UCC Parlor:

Led by Ann Holmes Redding. Imagine a world where Christians and Muslims are at peace with one another! Join this six-week class to put minds and hearts on this project. This introduction to Islam focuses on the history, practices, and beliefs of that tradition, as well as the inspiration and resources for peacemaking in Christianity.

Ann Holmes Redding, New Testament Ph.D. and founder of Abrahamic Reunion West, will draw on her experience of the convergence of Christianity and Islam in her faith and practice.

Suggested donation: $50 per person (just $8.33 per class). Make checks payable to Alki UCC.

Registration requested — sign up online at www.alkiucc.org. Contact: office@alkiucc.org

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Nov
7
Wed
2012
“Making Peace with Islam” Fall Adult Ed. Class @ Alki United Church of Christ
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesdays at 7 pm October 3rd through November 7th at the Alki UCC Parlor:

Led by Ann Holmes Redding. Imagine a world where Christians and Muslims are at peace with one another! Join this six-week class to put minds and hearts on this project. This introduction to Islam focuses on the history, practices, and beliefs of that tradition, as well as the inspiration and resources for peacemaking in Christianity.

Ann Holmes Redding, New Testament Ph.D. and founder of Abrahamic Reunion West, will draw on her experience of the convergence of Christianity and Islam in her faith and practice.

Suggested donation: $50 per person (just $8.33 per class). Make checks payable to Alki UCC.

Registration requested — sign up online at www.alkiucc.org. Contact: office@alkiucc.org

Nov
17
Sat
2012
Nighttime at the Beach @ Me Kwa Mooks Beach
Nov 17 @ 10:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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

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

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

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

Nov
18
Sun
2012
“Get Help for Holiday Grief” seminar @ Grace Church
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dreading the holidays because of the death of a loved one? Grace Church will host a one-time seminar on Nov. 18th at 2:00 pm–4:00 pm. Everyone is welcome.

Registration helps, but not mandatory. Cost is $5. For a journal and devotional for 30 days.

Contact Barb at 206-932-7459.

Dec
2
Sun
2012
Light the Candles: A Hanukkah Celebration for All! @ Westside Unitarian Universalist Church
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Sunday December 2nd from 4 pm to 5:30 pm, Seattle Jewish Chorale presents an interactive, family-friendly concert featuring both familiar and unusual holiday songs in Hebrew, English, Yiddish and Ladino, with styles ranging from folk to jazz to “Jewish gospel.” For Jews and non-Jews alike, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn what Hanukkah is all about! Reception to follow, with Hanukkah goodies for sale. Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com/ref/231313/event/285494 or at the door. Adults $12 / Students & Seniors $10 / Children (under 12) $6 / Un(der)employed pay as able.

See our Facebook event page here.

Dec
8
Sat
2012
PJ Library and Kol HaNeshema present: KHN Kids! @ Alki UCC
Dec 8 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

KHN Kids @ Kol HaNeshema
9:45 am – 11:00 am

PJ Library and Kol HaNeshema present: KHN Kids! Join us for singing and crafts as we celebrate holidays and Shabbat. This is geared towards children 2-5. Parents will enjoy singing, arts and crafts and making friends throughout the year. Classes are taught by Julie Plaut Warwick or Amy Paquette of PJ Library.

There are various dates and events throughout the school year. Visit our Facebook page for more information.

For more information, please visit www.JewishInSeattle.org/PJLibrary or contact Amy at AmyHP@JewishInseattle.org

UPCOMING DATES:
12/8/12
1/5/13
2/2/13
3/2/13
4/6/13
5/4/13
6/8/13

Dec
9
Sun
2012
Community showing of “Where God Left His Shoes” @ Alki United Church of Christ
Dec 9 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Community showing of “Where God Left His Shoes” on December 9th at Alki United Church of Christ

IFC Films, 2008:
When Frank, Angela, and their two children are evicted from their New York City apartment, they have no choice but to move into a homeless shelter. After a few difficult months, good news comes their way on Christmas Eve: a nearby housing project has an apartment available immediately–however, Frank needs a job on the books in order to qualify. While the rest of the city prepares for Christmas, Frank and his ten-year-old stepson, Justin, roam the cold streets of New York trying to find a job by day’s end…

December 9th, 2012
Alki United Church of Christ

Hot lunch served 11:45pm
Movie starts 12:15pm

Discussion about issues of family homelessness immediately following, lead by Alida Rothgeb, professional caseworker for families in need.

Childcare Provided.

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

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

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

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

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

Dec
16
Sun
2012
“A ‘Rock’ Royal Christmas – A Higher Calling to a Higher King” musical @ West Side Presbyterian Church
Dec 16 @ 9:40 am – 11:15 am

West Side Presbyterian Church invites the community to an all-ages event this Sunday December 16th at 9:40 am and 4:30 pm in Howell Auditorium:

A Rock’ Royal Christmas/A Higher Calling to a Higher King

An action-packed musical that is complete with investigations, mystery, travel and oh yes- “royalty”. The songs are catchy and our orchestra will “rock”! This musical tells the story of Christmas in a brand new way. When King Herod sends Sherlock Watson to find out why the kings from the East did not return to him, we discover, along with Sherlock, that Jesus is the “King of kings” and if we believe in Him, we answer to a higher calling than to any king on earth. All will be touched and moved by this presentation. Presented by our children and youth. All ages are welcome. Sunday, December 16 at 9:40am and 4:30pm in Howell Auditorium. A cookie reception will follow the 4:30pm show. Admission is Free!

“A ‘Rock’ Royal Christmas – A Higher Calling to a Higher King” musical @ West Side Presbyterian Church
Dec 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

West Side Presbyterian Church invites the community to an all-ages event this Sunday December 16th at 9:40 am and 4:30 pm in Howell Auditorium:

A Rock’ Royal Christmas/A Higher Calling to a Higher King

An action-packed musical that is complete with investigations, mystery, travel and oh yes- “royalty”. The songs are catchy and our orchestra will “rock”! This musical tells the story of Christmas in a brand new way. When King Herod sends Sherlock Watson to find out why the kings from the East did not return to him, we discover, along with Sherlock, that Jesus is the “King of kings” and if we believe in Him, we answer to a higher calling than to any king on earth. All will be touched and moved by this presentation. Presented by our children and youth. All ages are welcome. Sunday, December 16 at 9:40am and 4:30pm in Howell Auditorium. A cookie reception will follow the 4:30pm show. Admission is Free!

Jan
4
Fri
2013
Tot Shabbat event @ Admiral District, TBA
Jan 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The West Seattle Torah Learning Center invites Jewish families with young children to a Tot Shabbat event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, January 4th.

Tot Shabbat is a fun-filled evening including stories, games, and a delicious, kid-friendly dinner. The event is free and is especially geared to kids ages 2-7 and their parents. All backgrounds and affiliations are welcome. An RSVP is essential. Contact Shevi Greer at shevigreer@gmail.com or call her at 206-643-5353. Location is in the Admiral District. Participants will receive address and directions after signing up.

Jan
5
Sat
2013
PJ Library and Kol HaNeshema present: KHN Kids! @ Alki UCC
Jan 5 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

KHN Kids @ Kol HaNeshema
9:45 am – 11:00 am

PJ Library and Kol HaNeshema present: KHN Kids! Join us for singing and crafts as we celebrate holidays and Shabbat. This is geared towards children 2-5. Parents will enjoy singing, arts and crafts and making friends throughout the year. Classes are taught by Julie Plaut Warwick or Amy Paquette of PJ Library.

There are various dates and events throughout the school year. Visit our Facebook page for more information.

For more information, please visit www.JewishInSeattle.org/PJLibrary or contact Amy at AmyHP@JewishInseattle.org

UPCOMING DATES:
12/8/12
1/5/13
2/2/13
3/2/13
4/6/13
5/4/13
6/8/13

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

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

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

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

Jan
13
Sun
2013
Loten Namling, Tibetan singer, story teller & activist performs @ Kenyon Hall
Jan 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Loten Namling, Tibetan Singer, Story Teller and Activist performs at Kenyon Hall on January 13, 2013, 6:00 pm.

Reservations: (206) 937-3613 or kenyonhall@earthlink.net
$18 general; $12 student or 65 and better; 5 and under, free
Refreshments will be offered for sale.

Loten Namling, winner of the 2012 Free Spirit Award, will present a concert of Tibetan songs and stories in West Seattle on January 13, 2013. Loten is a noted Indian-born singer, musician artist, entertainer and cartoonist. His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, speaks of Loten as “a singer with a voice.”

Based in Switzerland, the artist travels worldwide with his Tibetan lute, singing the songs of the 6th Dalai Lama, Milarepa, as well as other traditional songs of Tibet and his own music. He connects songs of the past to the reality of the present, taking his audience on a journey
through the landscape of Tibetan spirituality.

On May 16, 2012, Namling began what he called A Journey for Freedom – One Man, One Path, Tibet. He walked from the Swiss capital of Bern to Geneva, dragging a black coffin inscribed “Free Tibet,” in order to attract attention to the Tibetans’ worsening situation in today’s China. On July 8 he arrived in Geneva, where he performed with the Swiss band The Young Gods in a concert organized by Young Gods singer Franz Treichler in support of Loten’s action, held in front of Geneva UN headquarters.

In October 2012, Namling was given the Free Spirit Award in McLeod Ganj for his “Journey of Freedom” march.

https://www.facebook.com/loten.namling
A sample of Loten Namling on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoeN2mkvcM0
An artort.tv documentary about Loten Namling: http://vimeo.com/48617225.

To make a reservation, please e-mail kenyonhall@earthlink.net with your request. You’ll receive an e-mail confirming your reservation. For complete program information,
please visit www.kenyonhall.org.

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

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

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

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

Jewish tefilla service @ West Seattle Torah Learning Center
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

The West Seattle Torah Learning Center is starting an easy-to-follow traditional Shabbat
morning explanatory service January 19, 2013 at 11 am.

Do you want to get a feel for authentic Jewish tefilla? Come enjoy a forty-five minute journey through Jewish prayer followed by a L’chaim and Shabbat Kiddush refreshments!

For more info or to RSVP please contact Rabbi Yehuda Greer at rabbigreer@gmail.com or 206-643-6623.

Jan
27
Sun
2013
Tu B’Shvat celebration @ West Seattle Torah Learning Center
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

The West Seattle Torah Learning Center will be hosting a Tu B’Shvat brunch on Sunday, January 27 at 10 am. Learn about the symbols and traditions of Tu B’Shvat, the Jewish holiday celebrating trees, nature, and earth stewardship. While enjoying a tasty brunch, participants will have the opportunity to hear Israeli author Doron Kornbluth give a talk on “John Lennon & the Jews: Identity, Pride, & Bagels.” All are welcome!

For more information or to RSVP, contact Rabbi Yehuda Greer via email:
rabbigreer@gmail.com or by phone: 206-643-6623

Feb
2
Sat
2013
PJ Library and Kol HaNeshema present: KHN Kids! @ Alki UCC
Feb 2 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

KHN Kids @ Kol HaNeshema
9:45 am – 11:00 am

PJ Library and Kol HaNeshema present: KHN Kids! Join us for singing and crafts as we celebrate holidays and Shabbat. This is geared towards children 2-5. Parents will enjoy singing, arts and crafts and making friends throughout the year. Classes are taught by Julie Plaut Warwick or Amy Paquette of PJ Library.

There are various dates and events throughout the school year. Visit our Facebook page for more information.

For more information, please visit www.JewishInSeattle.org/PJLibrary or contact Amy at AmyHP@JewishInseattle.org

UPCOMING DATES:
12/8/12
1/5/13
2/2/13
3/2/13
4/6/13
5/4/13
6/8/13

Feb
10
Sun
2013
Public talk: “Losing Assumptions, Gaining Precision” @ Daystar Retirement Village
Feb 10 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The Twelfth Church of Christ, Scientist, is hosting international speaker Kevin Graunke, C.S.B., who will be giving a free public talk Sunday, February 10th at 2:30 pm at Daystar Retirement Village.

Details from the news release:

Spiritually precise thinking and positive outcomes
International speaker to discuss how spiritual insight overturns flawed assumptions and brings lasting solutions to life’s problems

WHY: Assumptions, spoken and unspoken, drive the majority of public and private and dialogue today. But what happens if we never question our assumptions—and later we discover they’re flawed? Kevin Graunke [GRON-key], an international speaker coming to this area, says that through the logic of spiritual insight, we can challenge assumptions and make a lasting difference in our world today.

WHAT: In Graunke’s talk, “Losing Assumptions, Gaining Precision,” he points out that this is the kind of spiritually precise outlook exemplified by Jesus Christ, who said, “Be honest in your judgment and do not decide at a glance (superficially and by appearances); but judge fairly and righteously” (see John 7:24).

Graunke will draw on ideas from the Bible and from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, a book that describes how to find health, safety and confidence through spiritual understanding and logical, inspired reasoning.
In this talk the audience will hear and discuss ideas on:
• Why trusting in the inevitability of God’s goodness is a quality that belongs to everyone, and…
• How spiritual reasoning is actually a mental springboard, and gives us all we need to overturn all flawed assumptions and become healers, restorers and peacemakers.

WHEN: Sunday, February 10th at 2:30 P.M.

WHERE: Daystar Retirement Village (West Seattle)
2615 S.W. Barton St.
Seattle, WA 98126

WHO: Kevin Graunke, C.S.B., has a lifelong love for the Scriptures, and has witnessed the restorative power of prayer many times, both for himself and his family. This includes physical healings, conquering fear after losing two jobs, and restoring broken relationships. As a practitioner of Christian Science healing for nearly 20 years, Graunke has helped people find renewed health and lasting answers to questions and personal challenges through the Scriptures as well as in the practical system of healing presented in Science and Health. In addition to serving as an international speaker for the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, Graunke serves the public through his healing practice and teaching; writing for The Christian Science Journal and Christian Science Sentinel, and through audio contributions to the award-winning Daily Lift international podcast series (http://christianscience.com/prayer-and-health/inspiration/your-daily-lift.)

Northwest University Choralons music concert @ Westwood Christian Assembly
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Westwood Christian Assembly is hosting a free event featuring the Northwest University Choralons. This innovative choir is comprised of 110 vocalists and a seven piece rhythm section performing a variety of music from contemporary worship and gospel to classic hymn arrangements.

It’s happening this Sunday, February 10th , at 6:00 pm, and there is no charge!

Feb
23
Sat
2013
“Daddy-Daughter” Dance @ West Seattle Christian Church, activity center
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

West Seattle Christian Church is holding a “Daddy-Daughter” Dance in our Activity Center on Saturday, February 23rd from 4-6 pm.

Girls of all ages: invite your dad, uncle, grandfather or other special man in your life… join us for music and dancing, snacks, activities, door prizes and most importantly making memories

Free admission … but registration is appreciated @ http://westseattlechristian.com/

Feb
24
Sun
2013
Purim Day: Rockin’ Purim Feast @ The West Seattle Torah Learning Center
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Purim Day, Sunday, February 24th, 4:00 pm at The West Seattle Torah Learning Center.

Rockin’ Purim Feast with great food, drinks and company! No charge.

Please RSVP to Rabbi Yehuda Greer at rabbigreer@gmail.com or 206-643-5353.

Fishnet Theatre presents: The Trial of Derwood Divinoff @ Arbor Heights Community Church
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Fishnet Theatre presents…

The Trial of Derwood Divinoff

Sunday February 24th at 6:00pm, Free

Arbor Heights Community Church
4113 SW 102nd Street
Seattle, WA 98146
www.arborheights.org

Mar
2
Sat
2013
PJ Library and Kol HaNeshema present: KHN Kids! @ Alki UCC
Mar 2 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

KHN Kids @ Kol HaNeshema
9:45 am – 11:00 am

PJ Library and Kol HaNeshema present: KHN Kids! Join us for singing and crafts as we celebrate holidays and Shabbat. This is geared towards children 2-5. Parents will enjoy singing, arts and crafts and making friends throughout the year. Classes are taught by Julie Plaut Warwick or Amy Paquette of PJ Library.

There are various dates and events throughout the school year. Visit our Facebook page for more information.

For more information, please visit www.JewishInSeattle.org/PJLibrary or contact Amy at AmyHP@JewishInseattle.org

UPCOMING DATES:
12/8/12
1/5/13
2/2/13
3/2/13
4/6/13
5/4/13
6/8/13

Mar
9
Sat
2013
Dusk to Dark @ Lincoln Pk with Owls, Trilliums and Magenta Salmonberry Blooms! @ Lincoln Park @ 8301 Fauntleroy Way Southwest, Seattle, WA 98136, USA
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

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

Mar
16
Sat
2013
‘Crossing Delancey’ performance & fundraiser @ Kenyon Hall
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Kol HaNeshamah and the Seattle Jewish Theater Company present “Crossing Delancey,” 8:00 pm Saturday March 16th at Kenyon Hall:

Kol HaNeshamah, West Seattle’s Progressive Synagogue Community, is holding a special fundraising event, an entertaining evening of theater at Kenyon Hall. The Seattle Jewish Theater Company will present Crossing Delancey, a delightful romantic comedy.

The play centers on Isabelle, “Izzy,” a single young Jewish woman who works in an upscale Manhattan bookstore and longs to be part of the intellectual literary scene. But her roots are on the Lower East Side
where her old-fashioned grandmother (her “Bubbie”) and a matchmaker are trying to fix her up with Sam, a quiet young man who runs a pickle store in the neighborhood. The conflict is resolved with a generous dose of humor, affection, and wisdom.

Crossing Delancey is a Jewish story, but its themes of love and family are universal. The production is one all ages can enjoy together.

Live Klezmer music will be provided by Talia Toni Marcus. A Q&A with the director and cast will follow the performance.

For ticket information visit crossingdelancey.brownpapertickets.com.
Proceeds of ticket sales will be donated to Kol HaNeshmah.

Mar
26
Tue
2013
2nd Night Community Passover Seder w/Kol HaNeshamah @ Kol HaNeshamah
Mar 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tuesday March 26th at 5:30 pm:

If you’ve never been to a Passover Seder, we cordially invite you to experience the blessing and fullness that comes from honoring God’s commandment to remember the Hebrew’s miraculous deliverance from Egypt, and sharing our ongoing stories of personal and community struggle and redemption! If you were one of the 120+ who joined us last year, you know how much fun — and food — we had last year, and we hope you will join us again for this memorable and meaningful evening with our KHN Community.

Check our Facebook event page here.

Apr
6
Sat
2013
PJ Library and Kol HaNeshema present: KHN Kids! @ Alki UCC
Apr 6 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

KHN Kids @ Kol HaNeshema
9:45 am – 11:00 am

PJ Library and Kol HaNeshema present: KHN Kids! Join us for singing and crafts as we celebrate holidays and Shabbat. This is geared towards children 2-5. Parents will enjoy singing, arts and crafts and making friends throughout the year. Classes are taught by Julie Plaut Warwick or Amy Paquette of PJ Library.

There are various dates and events throughout the school year. Visit our Facebook page for more information.

For more information, please visit www.JewishInSeattle.org/PJLibrary or contact Amy at AmyHP@JewishInseattle.org

UPCOMING DATES:
12/8/12
1/5/13
2/2/13
3/2/13
4/6/13
5/4/13
6/8/13

Apr
7
Sun
2013
“Who is This Man?” @ Hope Lutheran Church
Apr 7 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am

The Community is invited to discover…
WHO IS THIS MAN? The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable JESUS
A 5-Week Message Series

April 7-May 5, Sundays 8:00 am and 10:30 am
at Hope Lutheran Church
4456 42nd Ave SW
206-937-9330
www.HopeSeattle.org
All Welcome!

Free family breakfast @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

From St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in West Seattle:

We invite you and your family to breakfast on the first Sunday of the Month. Our next one will be April 7th starting at 9 am where children and parents can socialize and learn more about our Sunday School program Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. The program runs from 10-11 am. You will love the program based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori and developed by Sofia Cavaletti in Rome. She and Gianna Gobbi, a follower of Dr. Montessori started over 50 years ago. It has been catching fire in the US since the 70’s. Children start at age 3 in a mixed age grouping 3-6, then move on to a 6-9 and finally 9-12. This is followed by an Episcopal program Journey to Adulthood which is broken up into Rite 13 for Junior High, the next level involves a pilgrimage and finally an integration into church communities. For more information, call the office at 206-937-4545.

Apr
10
Wed
2013
Emergency Preparedness Faith-based Forum @ Delridge Community Center
Apr 10 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Wednesday, April 10th from 8:30 am-11:30 am at Delridge Community Center.

The City of Seattle, Seattle-King County Public Health, and the American Red Cross of King & Kitsap County are pleased to invite you to attend the Faith-Based Forums! These forums have been organized to create an opportunity for leaders/representatives of Faith-Based Organizations (FBO’s) to come together with local government, service providers and emergency management to talk about being ready for a disaster in a community fellowship environment.

(Free forum – please RSVP here.)
Event details:


In any large scale emergency, faith-based organizations are often looked to by the community as trusted information resources as well as a means to obtain support. It benefits all of us to have these conversations before a disaster event and to have established relationships for when an emergency happens.

The forums will be in a conversation cafe style format (small groups with less formal dialog). The objectives will be to talk about what we can all do in the event of an emergency, promote relationship building, and to encourage participants to form lasting partnerships in order to strengthen their communities. The following is a list of questions that will be discussed:

~ What role do you feel faith based organizations should play in the aftermath of a major disaster?
~ If a disaster occurred tomorrow, what would your congregation need? What would they expect you to provide for them? Can your organization meet the expectations of your congregation and your neighborhood?
~ What would you require to be confident that you could meet the needs or your congregation?
~ Would you like to continue engaging with the city and partners here and if so how?

Highlights of the forums will be:

Inspiring presentations
Engaging conversations and information sharing
Display of available community resources
Disaster product vendors on site
Disaster related giveaways
Food and beverages provided
And…it’s all FREE!

Please join us for conversation, collaboration and community building!

If you or someone you needs any accomodations or interpretation to attend, please e-mail tracy.connelly@seattle.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

Apr
18
Thu
2013
Public Meeting: Micro-housing Developments @ City of Seattle Council Chambers
Apr 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

With the “microhousing” trend expanding to West Seattle, including a new Junction proposal for 31 units in 4 stories on a 3770-square-foot parcel, questions are coming up here that already have been raised in other parts of the city, and four councilmembers have announced a public meeting aimed at answers:

WHAT: Micro-housing development discussion

WHEN: Thursday, April 18, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

WHERE: Council Chambers, second floor
Seattle City Council, 600 Fourth Ave

WHO: Seattle City Councilmembers and Council staff
Representatives from Seattle’s Dept. of Planning and Development
Representatives from Seattle’s Office of Housing

Seattle City Councilmembers Tom Rasmussen, Nick Licata, Sally J. Clark and Richard Conlin today announced a public meeting on micro-housing developments on April 18, in response to questions and concerns raised in several Seattle neighborhoods.

“Several Councilmembers and I are sponsoring a two hour meeting to review what is occurring due to the strong interest and concern we are hearing in the neighborhoods,” Councilmember Tom Rasmussen stated. “A portion of the meeting will include an opportunity for the public to provide comments and recommendations on what, if any, regulations should be enacted for this unique type of housing.”

In addition to a public comment opportunity, representatives from the Department of Planning and Development (DPD), the Office of Housing (OH) and City Council staff will discuss Seattle’s recent experience with micro-housing.

“I want to see more affordable housing built in Seattle along with our residential neighborhoods accommodating housing options that contribute to their character,” stated Councilmember Nick Licata, chair of the Council’s Housing, Human Services, Health and Culture Committee. “I think both objectives can be accomplished and I look forward to this forum providing an opportunity to hear suggestions on how to fulfill both.”

“I’ve visited some of these micro-units,” said Council President Sally J. Clark. “They provide decent, often attractive housing for a range of people who don’t need or want a lot of space. They’re also appearing in greater numbers and more rapidly than some in the surrounding neighborhood want. This forum can provide a good airing of people’s support, concerns and ideas for appropriate regulation.”

“Microhousing can be an affordable option that works well with neighborhoods,” said Councilmember Richard Conlin, chair of the Council’s Planning, Land Use and Sustainability Committee. “However, it does not fit neatly into Seattle’s land use code, and we are looking for input on code improvements that will preserve the affordability while ensuring that these developments reflect both the letter and the spirit of our land use laws.”

Background:

In recent years, micro-housing has emerged as an increasingly common residential building product in Seattle. Since 2006, DPD has received permit applications for 44 projects. Those completed projects have a total capacity of about 2,000 people. In 2012, DPD received applications for approximately 15 micro-housing projects.

Micro-housing projects are generally comprised of apartment or townhome-style dwelling units, each of which contains several (often seven or eight) smaller living quarters clustered around a shared kitchen and laundry area. Each of the smaller living spaces within the dwelling unit is leased to an individual tenant. These spaces are typically 150 to 200 square feet in size and equipped with a kitchenette (refrigerator, microwave, sink) and private bathroom. Rent levels vary by location but are often in the range of $600 to $700 per month.

Developers have found Seattle offers a strong market for micro-housing, with completed projects leasing up quickly. Tenants often include students, service industry workers, and individuals who divide their time between Seattle and a residence in another location. Geographically, 52 percent of the projects are located on Capitol Hill and 30 percent in the University District, with the remainder spread throughout the city.

Because micro-housing is not well-defined in City codes it also may not be adequately regulated. Some of the issues and concerns the public has raised about Seattle’s growing stock of micro-housing include:

· Within micro-housing projects, DPD currently counts the several small living quarters that surround a common kitchen and laundry area as a single dwelling unit (e.g., one apartment with eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms). As a result, most micro-housing projects do not meet the threshold for design review. Normally the design review process also provides opportunities for neighbors to comment and offer input on proposed projects.

· DPD’s current practice of counting multiple living quarters within a micro-housing project as a single dwelling unit also complicates efforts to measure progress toward adopted growth targets in neighborhoods where micro-housing is located. It also can affect whether a proposed micro-housing project is subject to environmental review under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).

· Micro-housing may not be an appropriate building type for all multifamily residential zones.

· Micro-housing projects are generally designed to house 30 to 60 individuals; however, on-site parking is rarely provided.

· The high cost of this housing on a price-per-square-foot basis.

May
2
Thu
2013
National Day of Prayer Rally @ Alki Beach (near the Statue of Liberty)
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A special day of prayer for our nation. Join with others in the West Seattle Community for a time of worship and prayer for America. We will be praying for 7 Pillars…Government, Churches, Families, Military, Business, Education, & Media.

Thursday May 2, 6:30 PM

ALKI BEACH @ the Statue of Liberty
(61st Ave. and Alki Ave.)

Pray For America

“In His Name the nations will put their hope.” – Matthew 12:21

May
4
Sat
2013
PJ Library and Kol HaNeshema present: KHN Kids! @ Alki UCC
May 4 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

KHN Kids @ Kol HaNeshema
9:45 am – 11:00 am

PJ Library and Kol HaNeshema present: KHN Kids! Join us for singing and crafts as we celebrate holidays and Shabbat. This is geared towards children 2-5. Parents will enjoy singing, arts and crafts and making friends throughout the year. Classes are taught by Julie Plaut Warwick or Amy Paquette of PJ Library.

There are various dates and events throughout the school year. Visit our Facebook page for more information.

For more information, please visit www.JewishInSeattle.org/PJLibrary or contact Amy at AmyHP@JewishInseattle.org

UPCOMING DATES:
12/8/12
1/5/13
2/2/13
3/2/13
4/6/13
5/4/13
6/8/13

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

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

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

May
18
Sat
2013
Owl Prowl at Lincoln Park
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From Seattle Parks and Recreation:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul
28
Sun
2013
Colossal Coaster World @ Westwood Christian Assembly
Jul 28 @ 9:45 am – 12:15 pm

From Caleb Valdovinos, KidZone Ministries Pastor at Westwood Christian Assembly:

Starting Sunday, July 28th we are hosting Colossal Coaster World (VBS 2013) from 9:45am to 12:15pm through every Sunday in August. Contact info is 206-763-0585, info@wcaseattle.org.

Westwood Christian Assembly is proud to present the 2013 VBS Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God! We want your children to join us for the fun and excitement! We’ll hear Bible stories, play games, and have fun snacks. At the park we will discover how to face our fears by trusting God. Each week kids will visit Tune Town, the Adrenaline Zone, the Global Expo, the Cotton Candy Café, and Scissors & Stuff Emporium.

Our VBS Team is eagerly awaiting to welcome your children to this free event. Please call Pastor Caleb at the telephone number listed below for more details! Colossal Coaster World offers something for kids K-5th Grade. Ask about our classes for babies to 5 year olds as well as adults!

Sundays starting July 28th @ 9:45AM

Doors open for check-in @ 9:30AM

Westwood Christian Assembly
9252 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
206-763-0585

Pastor Dan and Joanne Jacobs’ farewell gathering @ WSCC Activity Center
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

To bid a fond farewell and to thank Pastor Dan and Joanne Jacobs for their 13 years of service, the West Seattle Christian Church is holding an “Open House Farewell Reception” from 3-5 pm on Sunday, July 28th in the WSCC Activity Center. Food will be provided. We would like invite anyone from the West Seattle community who knows and loves Dan and Joanne to stop by and wish them well.

Aug
4
Sun
2013
Colossal Coaster World @ Westwood Christian Assembly
Aug 4 @ 9:45 am – 12:15 pm

From Caleb Valdovinos, KidZone Ministries Pastor at Westwood Christian Assembly:

Starting Sunday, July 28th we are hosting Colossal Coaster World (VBS 2013) from 9:45am to 12:15pm through every Sunday in August. Contact info is 206-763-0585, info@wcaseattle.org.

Westwood Christian Assembly is proud to present the 2013 VBS Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God! We want your children to join us for the fun and excitement! We’ll hear Bible stories, play games, and have fun snacks. At the park we will discover how to face our fears by trusting God. Each week kids will visit Tune Town, the Adrenaline Zone, the Global Expo, the Cotton Candy Café, and Scissors & Stuff Emporium.

Our VBS Team is eagerly awaiting to welcome your children to this free event. Please call Pastor Caleb at the telephone number listed below for more details! Colossal Coaster World offers something for kids K-5th Grade. Ask about our classes for babies to 5 year olds as well as adults!

Sundays starting July 28th @ 9:45AM

Doors open for check-in @ 9:30AM

Westwood Christian Assembly
9252 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
206-763-0585

Aug
11
Sun
2013
Colossal Coaster World @ Westwood Christian Assembly
Aug 11 @ 9:45 am – 12:15 pm

From Caleb Valdovinos, KidZone Ministries Pastor at Westwood Christian Assembly:

Starting Sunday, July 28th we are hosting Colossal Coaster World (VBS 2013) from 9:45am to 12:15pm through every Sunday in August. Contact info is 206-763-0585, info@wcaseattle.org.

Westwood Christian Assembly is proud to present the 2013 VBS Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God! We want your children to join us for the fun and excitement! We’ll hear Bible stories, play games, and have fun snacks. At the park we will discover how to face our fears by trusting God. Each week kids will visit Tune Town, the Adrenaline Zone, the Global Expo, the Cotton Candy Café, and Scissors & Stuff Emporium.

Our VBS Team is eagerly awaiting to welcome your children to this free event. Please call Pastor Caleb at the telephone number listed below for more details! Colossal Coaster World offers something for kids K-5th Grade. Ask about our classes for babies to 5 year olds as well as adults!

Sundays starting July 28th @ 9:45AM

Doors open for check-in @ 9:30AM

Westwood Christian Assembly
9252 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
206-763-0585

Aug
18
Sun
2013
Colossal Coaster World @ Westwood Christian Assembly
Aug 18 @ 9:45 am – 12:15 pm

From Caleb Valdovinos, KidZone Ministries Pastor at Westwood Christian Assembly:

Starting Sunday, July 28th we are hosting Colossal Coaster World (VBS 2013) from 9:45am to 12:15pm through every Sunday in August. Contact info is 206-763-0585, info@wcaseattle.org.

Westwood Christian Assembly is proud to present the 2013 VBS Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God! We want your children to join us for the fun and excitement! We’ll hear Bible stories, play games, and have fun snacks. At the park we will discover how to face our fears by trusting God. Each week kids will visit Tune Town, the Adrenaline Zone, the Global Expo, the Cotton Candy Café, and Scissors & Stuff Emporium.

Our VBS Team is eagerly awaiting to welcome your children to this free event. Please call Pastor Caleb at the telephone number listed below for more details! Colossal Coaster World offers something for kids K-5th Grade. Ask about our classes for babies to 5 year olds as well as adults!

Sundays starting July 28th @ 9:45AM

Doors open for check-in @ 9:30AM

Westwood Christian Assembly
9252 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
206-763-0585

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

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

$10 per person.

Aug
25
Sun
2013
Colossal Coaster World @ Westwood Christian Assembly
Aug 25 @ 9:45 am – 12:15 pm

From Caleb Valdovinos, KidZone Ministries Pastor at Westwood Christian Assembly:

Starting Sunday, July 28th we are hosting Colossal Coaster World (VBS 2013) from 9:45am to 12:15pm through every Sunday in August. Contact info is 206-763-0585, info@wcaseattle.org.

Westwood Christian Assembly is proud to present the 2013 VBS Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God! We want your children to join us for the fun and excitement! We’ll hear Bible stories, play games, and have fun snacks. At the park we will discover how to face our fears by trusting God. Each week kids will visit Tune Town, the Adrenaline Zone, the Global Expo, the Cotton Candy Café, and Scissors & Stuff Emporium.

Our VBS Team is eagerly awaiting to welcome your children to this free event. Please call Pastor Caleb at the telephone number listed below for more details! Colossal Coaster World offers something for kids K-5th Grade. Ask about our classes for babies to 5 year olds as well as adults!

Sundays starting July 28th @ 9:45AM

Doors open for check-in @ 9:30AM

Westwood Christian Assembly
9252 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
206-763-0585

Aug
27
Tue
2013
Alzheimer’s Association Town Hall @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Aug 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s and their families, and help persuade Congress to address those needs through legislative action!

On August 27, in the chapel at Providence Mount St. Vincent, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, the Alzheimer’s Association, Western and Central Washington State Chapter will hold a town hall meeting to highlight—and solicit feedback on—public policy initiatives, including the National Alzheimer’s Plan, an Alzheimer’s Disease Plan for Washington State, and Voices for Better Health in Washington State, a new initiative to improve health care for “dual eligibles”, older and disabled Washingtonians who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid.

The town hall will include a panel reflecting the breadth and depth of the Alzheimer’s experience. Federal, state, and local elected officials and/or staff are welcome to participate. The Alzheimer’s Association’s objective is to educate the public, solicit input, and provide an opportunity for the public to interact with elected leaders. All public input will be recorded and used to inform the Association’s work in advancing public policy priorities to better meet the needs of the individuals, families, and communities they serve.

Washington State residents, including those living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers, representatives from federal, state and local government as well as the research, health and long-term care communities are invited to come and share their thoughts. Other town halls are scheduled for Issaquah, Sequim, Everett, Lacey, Renton, Mount Vernon, Vancouver, Spokane, the Tri-Cities (Richland), Bremerton, and Yakima.

Currently, Alzheimer’s is the third leading cause of death in Washington State and 6th nationally. More than 150,000 Washingtonians have Alzheimer’s and over 350,000 family members and friends provided approximately 368 million hours of unpaid care in 2012. In 2050, care for those with Alzheimer’s disease will cost the country more than $1 trillion, creating an enormous strain on the health care system, families, and federal and state budgets. Recognizing this growing crisis, the nation’s first ever National Alzheimer’s Plan was unveiled in May 2012 and now this plan must be swiftly and effectively implemented.

To learn more about a Town Hall taking place in a community near you, visit www.alzwa.org/

Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit www.alz.org.

Sep
10
Tue
2013
AWANA Kids Club @ Arbor Heights Community Church
Sep 10 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Us for AWANA KIDS CLUB every Tuesday night from 6:15-8 pm at Arbor Heights Community Church. Children preschool through 5th grades will have a blast enjoying awesome games, puppets, live music, exploring the bible, earning patches/awards, engaging bible stories, snacks, uniforms, fun with friends, and lots of exciting theme nights! Come to our Fall Kickoff: FOOD FUN NIGHT on 9/10 to check it out.

For more information check out our Web Site at www.ArborHeights.org

Sep
13
Fri
2013
High Holidays Meals & Services @ West Seattle Torah Learning Center
Sep 13 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the Torah Learning Center family for inspiring, explanatory, and interactive High Holiday services. Come for it all or just pop in for a traditional Holiday experience that is sure to leave you on a “High” for the rest of the year! Services are entirely FREE.

For Address, RSVP and more information please call: 206-722-8289 or email:info@seattlekollel.org

Yom Kippur – Friday Night Sept. 13
Kol Nidrei, Evening Prayer Service 7:15 pm

Yom Kippur – Sept. 14
Morning Prayer Service 8:45 am
Torah Reading, Yizkor 10:30 am
Neilah final service) 6:45 pm
Light break-fast (snack) served at the conclusion of the fast at 8:09 pm

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

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

Cost $5 per person

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct
18
Fri
2013
Full Moon Trek in Lincoln Park
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: $5 per person

Friday, October 18, 2013, 7–9 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: Free!

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 1–3 pm

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

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

Oct
24
Thu
2013
Seattle City Council Joint Budget Committee public hearing @ Garfield High School Commons
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Seattle City Council Budget Committee and Town Hall Special Committee will have a joint meeting on Thursday, October 24, 2013 starting at 6:00 pm to conduct two public hearings. The hearing will be held in the Garfield High School Commons. Councilmember Tim Burgess will chair the hearings.

* The first hearing, scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. will be for comments on the City’s general revenue sources for the 2014 budget, including a possible property tax levy increase.

* The second hearing, scheduled to begin at 6:05 p.m. (or at the conclusion of the first hearing), will be for comments on the Mayor’s 2014 Proposed Budget and will continue until all in-person comments are received.

At the hearings, out of respect for everyone’s time constraints, it would be appreciated if members of groups with similar interests could combine their presentations and limit comments to five minutes. Individual comments will be limited by the Budget Committee Chair, up to two minutes or less.

For those wishing to provide public comment at the hearings, sign-up sheets will be available outside the entry of the Commons at 5:00 pm.

The Budget Committee hearing will be cablecast live on Seattle Channel 21 and webcast live at http://www.cityofseattle.net/council.

INFORMATION AVAILABLE
The Mayor’s 2014 Proposed Budget and accompanying 2014-2019 Proposed
Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is available online at http://www.seattle.gov/financedepartment. A
paper copy of the Proposed Budget is available at the Central Library. To purchase a printed copy of the Proposed Budget or CIP, please contact Zebra Printing at (206) 223-1955. For questions regarding the Proposed Budget, contact Andrew Dziedzic of the City Budget Office (CBO) at (206) 684-8687. For questions about the Mayor’s proposed revenue sources, contact George Emerson at (206) 733-9110. For questions related to the
Council’s review of the Proposed Budget and revenue sources, contact Ben Noble of the Council’s Central Staff at (206) 684-8160 or Nate Van Duzer in Councilmember Tim Burgess’s Office at (206)-684-8806.

WRITTEN COMMENTS
Written and e-mailed comments on the Mayor’s 2014 Proposed Budget are welcome throughout budget deliberations and up to the date that the Council adopts the final budget. That could take place sooner or later than the target date of November 25, 2013. You may mail written comments to: Councilmember Tim Burgess, Attn: Emilia Sanchez, Council Clerk, P.O. Box 94728, Seattle, WA 98124-4728. Fax comments to (206) 386-9025.

E-mail comments may be sent to: Councilmembers at _council@seattle.gov. Written, faxed, and e-mailed comments will be included in the public record.

PARKING FOR PUBLIC HEARING
On-campus parking is extremely limited. Street parking is available nearby. Attendees are encouraged to attend using public transit. Plan your trip at http://metro.kingcounty.gov/.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMODATIONS
This meeting location is ADA accessible. An On Wave FM hearing assistance (ALS) with a personal listening device will be available at the meeting. Print and communications and other accommodations may be provided by contacting Linda Diibon at (206) 684-8343 or at linda.diibon@seattle.gov at least two business days in advance of the meeting.

Nov
2
Sat
2013
CANCELED – Town Hall meeting with Mayor Mike McGinn @ Delridge Library
Nov 2 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

*Library lost power during the windstorm and this is CANCELED per McGinn spokesperson Aaron Pickus’s e-mail at 1:30 pm*

Mayor Mike McGinn is hosting town halls throughout the city to speak with Seattle residents about their concerns, ideas and the mayor’s vision for the future.

Saturday, November 2nd, 2:30 pm
Delridge Branch Library
5423 Delridge Way SW, 98106

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov
17
Sun
2013
Kierkegaard Bicentennial Celebration @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kierkegaard Bicentennial Celebration
at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
November 17, 2013, 9 am to 1 pm

Scheudle of events includes:
[1] Pastor Marshall’s lecture on Kierkegaard’s Engagement to Regine Olson (9 am),

[2] an Aria from Bach’s Cantata (BMV 183) for tenor, cello and organ (10:25 am),

[3] worship service to include new music: a Josh Deutsch Fugue on a few of
Kierkegaard’s word from his book /Christian Discourses/ (1848), a new hymn tune by Carl Schalk for Kierkegaard’s favorite hymn (10:30 am),

[4] the dedication of the new bronze Kierkegaard statue by Rita Marie Kepner, with the reading of the new homage to Kierkegaard by the poet, Dana Gioia — former head of the NEA (11:45am),

[5] reception with Scandinavian Nordiska folk dancers, pastries, commemorative coffee mugs, and the book signing party for Pastor Marshall’s new book, “Kierkegaard for the Church: Essays & Sermons” (Eugene, Oregon: Wifp & Stock, 2013). Call the church for more information, (206) 935-6530. All are welcome.

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

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

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

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

Nov
27
Wed
2013
West Seattle Thanksgiving Eve/Day (etc.) church services
Nov 27 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm

Still room to add and make changes so if you have information on a West Seattle church that’s not listed here, or any updates/corrections of information that IS listed here, please e-mail us and we will be happy to add or fix it.

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ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH (3050 California SW)
Nov. 27: 7:00 pm Thanksgiving Eve Holy Eucharist, the Rt. Rev’d Greg Rickel, Bishop of Olympia, presiding, The Rev’d JD Godwin, preaching.

Again – if any church with Thanksgiving services is missing or anything you see above is incorrect, please e-mail us so we can fix it ASAP! Thank you!

Dec
3
Tue
2013
Metro Transit cuts? Community meeting @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Until and unless funding is found to replace what’s expiring for Metro Transit, they’re proceeding with plans for major cuts (as reported here November 7th), and want to hear from you. The second in a round of community meetings is planned for West Seattle.

Dec
15
Sun
2013
Sunday School Holiday Pageant @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

At Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor):

On December 15th, we will be having our Sunday School Pageant during worship service at 10 am.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘Longest Night’ service @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

At Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor):

On December 21st, 7 pm: Longest Night service for folks for whom the holidays are not the most wonderful time of the year — we will acknowledge grief and loss of all kinds and a just feeling-out-of-sortness and end on a note of hope.

This is a service for people who find themselves out of step with the joy of the season. It acknowledges those feelings of grief and loss and finding yourself out of step with those around you through readings and music, lighting candles and words of hope. We hope that you will join us if this is a service that would be helpful for you and if you know someone for whom it would be helpful, don’t just tell them about it, but bring them along.

Dec
24
Tue
2013
Celtic Christmas Eve service @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Dec 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor):

Celtic Christmas Eve with bagpipes and liturgy from Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

December 24th — The service will be at 8 pm. Join us for what has become our traditional way of celebrating Christmas with bagpipes, organ, carols, liturgy from Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the carrying of the youngest child around on a lamb skin representing the Christ Child, candle light singing of Silent Night and a foot-stomping sending forth. There is not another service like it in the area, so come and be part of this unique and
meaningful service.

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

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

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

FREE!

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

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

Feb
5
Wed
2014
34th Legislative District “Telephone Town Hall”
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

6:00–7:00 pm on Wednesday February 5th, State Reps. Eileen Cody and Joe Fitzgibbon (34th Legislative District) will be taking part in a telephone town hall to discuss legislative priorities with constituents, solicit their feedback and answer questions about the current legislative session.

34th Legislative District residents should receive a call from their legislators at about 6:00 pm on the February 5th. To participate, simply pick up the phone and follow the prompts. Reps. Cody and Fitzgibbon will deliver short opening thoughts and then will open up for questions. If you have a question for the lawmakers, simply press *3.

If for some reason you don’t receive a call, you can call into 1-877-229-8493 and enter 18646 to participate.

For more information:
Rep. Eileen Cody (eileen.cody@leg.wa.gov), 360.786.7978
Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (joe.fitzgibbon@leg.wa.gov), 360.786.7952
Staff: Billie Toyra (billie.toyra@leg.wa.gov), 360.786.7224

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

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

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

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

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

Feb
15
Sat
2014
Archbishop J. Peter Sartain to lead Anointing of the Sick @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Feb 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain will lead Mass and Anointing of the Sick for World Day of the Sick on Saturday Feb. 15, 2014, at
Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle.

The public is invited to attend Mass, which begins at 10:30 am and includes a reception afterwards. It will be in the third floor chapel at Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave SW., Seattle.

The World Day of the Sick is a feast day of the Roman Catholic Church that was instituted on May 13, 1992, by Pope John Paul II. It is celebrated every year on the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes for all believers as a special time of prayer and sharing, of offering one’s suffering. The feast of Lourdes was chosen because many pilgrims and visitors to Lourdes have reportedly been healed by intercerssions of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

During the Anointing of the Sick, Archbishop Sartain and several other priests will individually bless anyone who attends, bringing the hope and the healing of Lourdes to them.

The Seattle University Chapel Choir will perform at the Mass.

No reservations are required and the public is invited to attend.

About Providence Mount St. Vincent: Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle offers older
adults a loving home during the transition from independence to increasing reliance on the services, support, and compassion of others. Providence Mount St. Vincent, nationally recognized as a leader in the practice of resident-centered care and culture change in long-term care, is committed to providing programs and services that respect the personal values and dignity of each resident and program participant. For more information, go to www.providence.org/themount.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsoring Organization: Discovery Park Advisory Council

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

Mar
5
Wed
2014
Ash Wednesday
Mar 5 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm
Mar
15
Sat
2014
Salamander Search @ Camp Long
Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

Mar
22
Sat
2014
Vedic Chanting with Virginia Wise @ SoundYoga
Mar 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor):

Vedic Chanting with Virginia Wise

Explore simple mantras and longer chants from the Vedas of ancient India. Students will be encouraged and supported to develop Vedic chant as part of their personal practice. The classes will be personalized to meet the specific needs and desires of those attending (input will be requested from those who register). New and experienced chanters are welcome!

Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Fee: $40

Mar
28
Fri
2014
Kol HaNeshamah Shabbat services weekend @ Seattle First Presbyterian Church
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us at Kol HaNeshamah for an inspiring weekend of Shabbat services and learning with our Scholar-In-Residence, Marc Zvi Brettler, the Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies at Brandeis University.

Friday, March 28
Shabbat Evening Service, 7:00 pm
Professor Brettler will speak on the topic, Why Should (Modern) Jews Care about the (Ancient) Bible? Please stay for Kiddush and a potluck dinner after the service, with a d’var discussion of the topic presented.

Saturday, March 29
Torah Study, 9:30 am
On this Shabbat HaChodesh, take part in our Torah Study on, “I Will Be For Them a Mini-Temple:” Reading Ezekiel.

Shabbat Morning Service, 10:45 am
Professor Brettler will present a short d’var about the upcoming Pesach holiday.

Luncheon and Talk, 12:30-3:00 pm
Following the morning service, there will be a catered luncheon at a member’s home, followed by Professor Brettler’s talk on The Creation of the Bible. Reservations are required and the cost for the program is $18 per person. Due to limited capacity, we regret we can only accept the first 26 reservations.

Kol HaNeshamah
Scholar in Residence
March 28-29, 2014

As part of it’s year-long Torah Restoration project, Kol HaNeshamah will be hosting Marc Zvi Brettler, the Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies at Brandeis University, for a scholar in residence weekend. Professor Brettler’s interests center on the nature of biblical historical texts as “literary” texts as well as on gender and the Bible. He published How to Read the Bible in 2005, and served as co-editor for The Jewish Annotated New Testament in 2011; he also co-edited The Jewish Study Bible, which was awarded a National Jewish Book Award. Professor Brettler is committed to making academic biblical scholarship accessible to a broader public; he is a co-founder of thetorah.com which aims to connect the study of Torah with critical scholarship in a constructive, religiously meaningful way, and he has discussed his work in a variety of op-eds as well as on NPR?s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross.

Professor Brettler will offer a short d?var and a longer presentation at Friday night services and potluck on March 28, and will lead Torah study on Saturday morning, March 29. Both of these are open to the entire community at no charge. There will also be a luncheon following services on March 29 at which Professor Brettler will make another presentation; there will be a small charge of $18 per person to cover the cost of the food, and space is limited because the event is being held in a member’s house. Contact Sheila in the KHN office execdir@khnseattle.org to make a reservation.

Performance: “The Passion According to Saint Luke” @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Center & Gym
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Passion According to Saint Luke, the moving, live production performed by Leonardo Defilippis, will be presented at Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Parish Life Center & Gym in Seattle on Friday, March 28 at 7:00 pm.

Come experience the profound power of Christ’s Passion in this drama which promises to be a perfect Lenten opportunity, allowing the power of the Word of God to penetrate the heart of each individual audience member. The program runs one hour and is suitable for all ages.

Admission will be a free-will offering. For additional information, contact Helen Oesterle at the Our Lady of Guadalupe ParishOffice at 206-935-0358, heleno@olgseattle.org, or visit www.olgseattle.org.

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

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

Apr
4
Fri
2014
Vedic Chanting at SoundYoga
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor):

Introduction to Vedic Chant with Stephanie Sisson

Experience and learn the art of Vedic Chant. Vedic texts, thousands of years old, are presented in the Sanskrit language and contain wisdom still relevant to the challenges we face in the modern world. But it is the act of chanting itself that brings life to these texts as well as to the person listening and reciting.

We will use simple chants and sounds to have an experience of Vedic Chant and learn the fundamentals. This class will help you feel comfortable attending the monthly Vedic Chant class at SoundYoga.

This workshop is presented as a 3-part series.

Date: April 4th
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Fee: $50.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr
10
Thu
2014
City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen at “Little City Hall” @ Southwest Library
Apr 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen out in the community at our Little City Hall meetings. Here’s your opportunity for a one-on-one discussion with the Councilmember and his staff about topics important to you. We look forward to meeting you!

Thursday, April 10, 2014
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
SW Branch of Seattle Public Library

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

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

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

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

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

Apr
18
Fri
2014
Film: The Passion of the Christ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Way Church Of God will host a viewing of the movie “The Passion of the Christ” on Good Friday April 18th at 7 pm at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Food and snacks following the movie.

http://www.thewaycog.com/event-details/334027/1397865600

https://www.facebook.com/events/240241886179404/

Apr
19
Sat
2014
“A Meditation on the Resurrection” @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish/gym
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Saturday, April 19, 2014, 9 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish/gym, Father Richard Rohr will be presenting a meditation on the Resurrection, from his book “Immortal Diamond-the Search for the True Self.”

9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish/gym
Check in at 8:30 am

No charge, donations only, no registration required.

About the speaker:
Richard Rohr, OFM

Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard’s teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy-practices of contemplation and lived kenosis (self-emptying), expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.

Apr
20
Sun
2014
West Seattle Easter church services
Apr 20 @ 6:30 am – 1:00 pm

The listings below are those sent to us by local churches requesting to be included in our calendar for today:

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICES

ALKI BEACH EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE
April 20: 6:30 am, on the beach near 57th/Alki
Look for the firepit near 57th across from Tully’s. Jointly sponsored by Alki, Admiral and Fauntleroy UCC congregations; rain or shine!

OTHER SERVICES, FOR EASTER SUNDAY

ALL SOULS CHURCH OF SEATTLE (WSB sponsor)
April 20: Easter Worship at Madison Middle School (45th/Spokane)
Easter Sunday: 10 am
Egg Hunt: 11:30 am

ALKI UCC CHURCH (62nd/Hinds)
April 20: 10:00 am Sanctuary Service at Alki UCC with brass and full choir;
11:00 am Easter Brunch
Join us downstairs in Anderson Hall for eggs, ham, cheese blintzes, fresh fruit and great company! Suggested donation of $5 to $10 per person will help us defray costs (bargain rate for families with children).
Easter Egg Hunt:
An annual favorite! Children leave worship a bit early to search for hidden treats in various rooms throughout the entire building.

BETHANY COMMUNITY CHURCH – WEST SEATTLE (meets at High Point Community Center, 34th SW north of SW Myrtle)
Easter Sunday service: two identical Easter morning worship services at 9:15 and 11 am at High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave SW. Join us for a family-friendly celebration of Christ’s resurrection through joy-filled music and a message of hope and peace. Children’s ministry for infants through age 5. There will be an Easter Egg hunt and refreshments between services at 10:30 am.

NEW CITY CHURCH (Currently meets at RE/MAX office, 4727 44th Ave Sw)
New City is a small new multiethnic church in West Seattle for our beloved West Seattle community. We (adults + New City Kids) currently meet for worship at the RE/MAX office in the Alaska Junction @ 9:30 am.

TIBBETTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (WSB sponsor; 3940 41st SW)
Easter details here – 8:30 am pancake breakfast, 10 am service, 11:30 am egg hunt

WEST SIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (3601 California SW):
Please join us for Easter Sunday Services
Apr. 20: 8:00 am, 9:30 am & 11:00 am
Parking is available on neighborhood streets, in front of church, or in the Swedish Medical lot across the street to the north. Handicapped parking available. Nursery will be available for infants through 2 years old at all three services.

Apr
26
Sat
2014
Tales Among the Trees @ Lincoln Park
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2–4 pm
Where: Lincoln Park

Celebrate the Earth by getting to know your community forest the old-fashioned way-through storytelling. Find out what it means to know a forest’s story. This program designed for ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Apr
27
Sun
2014
Explore Your World – Daytime Nature Walk @ Camp Long
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Explore Your World – Daytime Nature Walk
Sunday, Apr. 27, 2014, 2–4 pm.
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Get to know the plants and animals that live in urban forests! Learn native plant identification and uses for plants through the ages. Registration is required.

Audience Children, Teens
Language English

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Call 206-684-7454 or drop by the High Point Branch Library to sign up.

May
2
Fri
2014
Handel’s Messiah Sing-and-Play-Along @ West Side Presbyterian Church
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

HANDEL’S MESSIAH SING-AND PLAY ALONG …West Side Presbyterian Church, Friday May 2nd at 7 pm. Doors open 6 pm. The entire oratorio will be performed under the direction of Carreen Smith, director of music at West Side. All singers and instrumentalists are invited to participate. Sing the entire oratorio, all choruses and solos!

If you don’t sing or play come listen! Bring a vocal score if you have one.Vocal scores and orchestra parts will be available for loan at the event. Refreshments will be available at the two intermissions. There is a suggested $10 donation. All proceeds go to Care Net of Puget Sound.

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

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

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

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

May
4
Sun
2014
Holy Rosary Centennial Mass
May 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Holy Rosary School Centennial Mass with Archbishop J. Peter Sartain – Sunday, May 4th at 11:30 (Holy Rosary Church). Reception to follow in school gym with time capsule opening.

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

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

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

Meet in the north parking lot on Fauntleroy.

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

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

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

From the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition:

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

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

RSVP HERE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May
30
Fri
2014
Hymn Sing event @ West Seattle Christian Church
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Christian Church is hosting a Hymn Sing on May 30th from 7-8 pm and again June 13th from 7-8 pm. Everyone is invited!

Church Website: West Seattle Christian Church www.westseattlechristian.com
Facebook: West Seattle Christian Church

Jun
7
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Jun 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

Prehistoric plants of Lincoln Park @ Lincoln Park
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

On Saturday, June 7, 2014, 1–3 pm, join a naturalist for an exploration of Lincoln Park in search of ferns and other plants dinosaurs may have eaten. This program designed for ages 7 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the north parking lot on Fauntleroy.

Jun
8
Sun
2014
Free talk by author of “Sabbath in the Suburbs” @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Jun 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

FREE AUTHOR EVENT!
Author/Pastor MaryAnn McKibben-Dana will speak at a public gathering for all faiths on finding Balance, Simplicity and Sabbath.

Snacks provided.

Please call Peace Lutheran Church to register: 935-1962

The Hall at Fauntleroy
Sunday June 8
4-5:30 pm

Jun
13
Fri
2014
Hymn Sing event @ West Seattle Christian Church
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Christian Church is hosting a Hymn Sing on May 30th from 7-8 pm and again June 13th from 7-8 pm. Everyone is invited!

Church Website: West Seattle Christian Church www.westseattlechristian.com
Facebook: West Seattle Christian Church

Jun
21
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Jun 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Join Stewart after school for a first and third Saturday morning 10:30 am – noon learning and stewardship adventure at Camp Long. Both adults and kids will learn and have fun. Suggested donation $8–$12 per person to keep the work going! Meeting north of the parking lot, south of the Lodge building. Reservations suggested too – ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 (still luddite land)”

Jun
30
Mon
2014
Vacation Bible Camp begins @ West Seattle Christian Church
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

From West Seattle Christian Church:

What: Game Plan: Mega Sports Camp Football, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading

When: June 30th through July 3rd from 9 am to noon

Where: West Seattle Christian Church

Who: Kids entering kindergarten–entering 6th grade in the 2014-15 school year

Register: www.westseattlechristian.com

Jul
28
Mon
2014
Zoo-Mazing VBS Daycamp begins @ Lakewood Park
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Zoo-Mazing VBS Daycamp

July 28-31, 1-4:30 pm
For Kids entering grades 1-6
FREE

Lakewood Park (11050 10th Ave SW, Seattle)

Register or more info at: www.westsidefoursquare.org
Sponsored by a team of 7 local churches

Aug
10
Sun
2014
Family Beach Safari at Me-Kwa-Mooks
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

From Seattle Parks & Recreation:


Celebrate the Earth by learning more about Puget Sound. Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful-a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet. This program designed for ages 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please meet at Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook across from Me-Kwa-Mooks Park on:

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 10 – 11:30 am

Aug
16
Sat
2014
School supplies giveaway and movie @ Delridge Skate Park
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On Saturday August 16th from 2-5 pm, The Way Church of God through our Watering Can Mission will be giving away free school supplies at the Delridge Skate Park. This is our 3rd year doing this event. We absolutely love this community and want to help provide the youth with the resources they need to grow. We will be grilling food, playing games and will have a few other give aways throughout the day.

Afterwards we will be walking across the street to the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center’s main theater for a free showing of Heaven is For Real at 5:30 pm.

Sep
11
Thu
2014
Nature Walk: History of Friends of Schmitz Preserve Park
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

History of Friends of Schmitz Preserve Park, Seattle
Leader: Ken Shaw
Date: Thursday September 11th, 6:00 pm– 8:00 pm

This stream corridor of rare old growth forest has been stewarded by a community of volunteers for decades. At a time when Seattle is at risk of losing 70% of its canopy in the next 20 years, groups like these are vital to reversing this trend. Steward Ken Shaw will discuss his holistic restoration approach.

In addition to the common old growth trees, there are plenty of mature western yews (Taxus brevifolia). You can find a 2003 plant list here.

Interesting history of the park here.

Trail description: Irregular terrain, some brief steep trails, mostly flat loop trail.
Elevation gain 150 feet.

Where to meet: Admiral Way & SW Stevens at the kiosk.
What to bring: Dress suitable for weather, it will be darker and colder under the canopy. Flashlight optional.
Contact:Ken Shaw, 206-937-2718

Trip limit: 12 people.

Sep
13
Sat
2014
Family Picnic @ Freedom Church of Seattle
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come and enjoy our Family Picnic for our LiveOutLoud4Christ Conference at The Jesus Center Home of the Freedom Church of Seattle. Address: 9601 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126. 10:00 am–3:00 pm. We will be giving away food bags and having hamburgers and hot dogs with drinks for everyone. Come and enjoy a family filled day with singers, a DJ and fun for the kids. It’s all FREE!! If you have any questions please call Rev. Vanessa Henderson at (509) 869-4562. Come on over!

Sep
20
Sat
2014
Birds of Autumn @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Sep 20 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:30–10:30 am
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $3 per person

Fall migration is beginning. Explore the forest and meadow for travelers as well as resident birds. Learn birding techniques and tips from an experienced birder. All levels invited and beginners are welcome. Please bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. This walk is designed for adults and families with children ages 6 and older.

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

Drikung Seattle open house @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 20 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm

Drikung Seattle is a young, local Tibetan Buddhist community founded by HE Garchen Rinpoche. We’re delighted to be moving our weekly meetings to West Seattle starting September 20. We invite you to an Open House at our new weekly meeting space. Come learn to meditate, meet the local students and ask questions about Tibetan Buddhism. All are welcome!

Open House – Drikung Seattle
Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:15 am–12 PM

We will continue to meet there weekly on Saturday mornings – please join us as your schedule permits. For our detailed schedule, map, etc please see: http://www.drikungseattle.com/group-practice.html

Sep
21
Sun
2014
Spiders of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

WHAT: Spiders of the Duwamish

WHEN: Sept. 21, 10 am–Noon

Explore the “Web of Life” along Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Talk at Longhouse followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park. Naturalist, Jeff Rahlmann. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 4Culture. Free admission & parking. Poster artwork by: Gerrad Stockdale.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1539185606313943/

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

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

Sep
27
Sat
2014
Family Field Day ‘Picnic in the Park’ @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Nature Consortium invites you to a community picnic and field day in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. This is a special event for all of our West Seattle neighbors to come together and celebrate our beautiful local forest. We will have live music, a scavenger hunt, art activities, and guided hikes through the forest. Bring a picnic, snacks will be provided.

Picnic in the Park
Saturday, September 27, 11 am–2 pm
West Duwamish Greenbelt
(accessible via the south parking lot at South Seattle College, or at the trail head at 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St)

Did You Know?

Located in the Delridge area of West Seattle, The West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest remaining forest in the city of Seattle at over 500 acres. That means you don’t have to travel outside of the city to enjoy the great outdoors.

The West Duwamish Greenbelt provides many benefits for the environment and the community. Bald eagles, hawks, foxes, salamander, and other local wildlife rely on the habitat this greenbelt provides.

The plants in the forest help to reduce storm water runoff, filter pollutants in the water, and reduce erosion. As these plants absorb carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the air, they also improve air quality and help reduce the effects of global warming.

And the best part? You don’t have to travel out of the city to experience the great outdoors. Urban forests like the West Duwamish Greenbelt are important community spaces that increase our city’s natural beauty and make the natural world accessible for everyone to enjoy.

Oct
5
Sun
2014
Blessing of the animals @ Peace Lutheran Church
Oct 5 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

A BLESSING OF ANIMALS/PETS IN HONOR OF ST. FRANCIS’ FEAST DAY

Pastor Erik Kindem and Peace congregation offer an opportunity to bless your special companion/pet on Sunday, October 5 @ Peace Lutheran Church, 39th Ave SW and SW Thistle. The blessing will take place on the Westside Patio (8316 39th Ave SW) at the conclusion of worship (11:45am). Community invited!

The Hope Lutheran Church Choir’s “Gospel Sunday” music program @ Hope Lutheran Church
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Hope Lutheran Church Choir will host a “Gospel Sunday” program of choral and instrumental gospel and spiritual music at 2 pm, Sunday, October 5th, in the church sanctuary at 4456 42nd Ave. SW. Audience members will be encouraged to join the choir in singing some traditional gospel favorites, such as “Amazing Grace”, “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In”, and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?”. This is a free event, and will be followed by a pie social in the church commons.

Oct
7
Tue
2014
Tot Trek – Autumn Colors @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Oct 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10:30–11:45am
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $4 per person

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Join us for a colorful celebration of fall in the forest. This program designed for 2-3 years olds with an adult companion.

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

Oct
11
Sat
2014
Full Moon Celebration @ Camp Long
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Full Moon Celebration
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8–9:30 pm
Pre-registration required
Cost: $5 per person

Adults, Families
Experience the forest bathed in moonlight. Test your senses without daylight. Experiment with how you would survive as a nocturnal animal. Surprises guaranteed! This program designed for adults and families with children ages 5 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Oct
16
Thu
2014
Hymn Sing event @ West Seattle Christian Church
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Christian Church will host a hymn sing Thursday night, October 16, from 7–8 pm. 4400 42nd Ave. SW. Phone: 206 932-2098

Oct
18
Sat
2014
The Forest in the Fall @ Camp Long
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Forest in the Fall
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 1–3 pm
Pre-registration: yes
Cost: FREE

Adults, Families

Explore the forests of Camp Long. Find out about fantastic native plants and enjoy the autumn colors. This program designed for adults and families with children ages 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Oct
19
Sun
2014
Forest and Fish of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WHAT: Forest and Fish of the Duwamish

WHEN: October 19, 2–4 pm

Explore the Forest and Fish along Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Talk at Longhouse followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park. Naturalist, Chris Hoffer. Discussion to focus on the “web of life” with a message of environmental stewardship and urban habitat restoration. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 4Culture. Free admission & parking.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1539185606313943/

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

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

Oct
27
Mon
2014
Death Penalty Discussion Night: Where Justice & Mercy Meet @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Walmesley Center
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

The Culture of Life & the Penalty of Death

Death Penalty Discussion Night:
Where Justice & Mercy Meet

Did you know?
As of April 1st, 2014 there are 3,054 inmates on Death Row in the United States (NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, INC). Nine of those inmates are in Washington State. What would a loving response look like?

Please join us for an interactive discussion about the Death Penalty and Catholic social teaching Monday, October 27th, 2014, 6:30–8:15 pm, Walmesley Center at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Featured Topics and Speakers
Death Penalty & Catholic Social Teaching
Speaker:
Sr. Charlotte Van Dyke,
Sisters of Providence,
Mother Joseph Province

The Reality of the Death Penalty
Speaker: Danielle Fulfs, Outreach Coordinator, Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

Light refreshments will be served

Presented by
Life, Peace and Justice Commission of Our Lady of Guadalupe
and
Voices for Life of Holy Rosary

Nov
1
Sat
2014
Mushrooms of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WHAT: Mushrooms of the Duwamish

WHEN: November 1st, 10 am–noon

Explore the mushrooms along Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Talk at Longhouse followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park. Naturalist, Denise Rhiner. Discussion to focus on the “web of life” with a message of environmental stewardship and urban habitat restoration. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 4Culture. Free admission & parking.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1539185606313943/

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

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

Nov
11
Tue
2014
Senior Center of WS Town Hall Meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 11 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Senior Center of WS Town Hall Meeting
“Should we Stay or Should we Go?”

For more than the past 4 months the Senior Center of West Seattle (SCWS) has been dealing with challenges. We need your input to help us determine the direction of SCWS. Do we stay affiliated with Senior Services (SS) knowing they have proposed a different organizational model? Do we become our own entity relying on our members and community alone?

Please attend the Town Hall and/or email questions/comments to Cing828@gmail.com . (cutoff date for emails is 11/7/14)

Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 11th, 2014
2 sessions – 3 pm and 5:30 pm
SCWS
4217 SW Oregon St.

Nov
22
Sat
2014
Crèche Exhibit & Arts and Craft Christmas Sale @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Nov 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A First-Time Holiday Event and St John’s Arts & Craft Co-op Christmas sale.

Saturday November 22nd, 3 pm to 5 pm
Sunday November 23rd, 9 pm to 2 pm

Crèche Exhibit:
Beautiful creches from around the world will be on display. A special treat for the whole family.

Arts and Craft Christmas Sale:
There are handmade Christmas items for purchase; All proceeds go directly to outreach. Your purchase can make a very real difference in your community.

In addition, there will be cookies and cider for our guests. We are located at the NE corner of California and Hanford, and we share the parking lot with West Seattle High School.

3050 California Ave SW
Seattle WA 98116
(206) 937-4545
SaintJohnOnline.org

Nov
23
Sun
2014
Crèche Exhibit & Arts and Craft Christmas Sale @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

A First-Time Holiday Event and St John’s Arts & Craft Co-op Christmas sale.

Saturday November 22nd, 3 pm to 5 pm
Sunday November 23rd, 9 pm to 2 pm

Crèche Exhibit:
Beautiful creches from around the world will be on display. A special treat for the whole family.

Arts and Craft Christmas Sale:
There are handmade Christmas items for purchase; All proceeds go directly to outreach. Your purchase can make a very real difference in your community.

In addition, there will be cookies and cider for our guests. We are located at the NE corner of California and Hanford, and we share the parking lot with West Seattle High School.

3050 California Ave SW
Seattle WA 98116
(206) 937-4545
SaintJohnOnline.org

Dec
5
Fri
2014
Deck the Halls event @ Holy Rosary School
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At Holy Rosary School:

Deck the Halls event kicks off the holiday tree sale – a “blessing of the trees” is scheduled for 6:40 – 7:00 pm; and the event is being “taken to the next level” this year! Besides the Blessing and great trees for sale, we will have a food truck, canned food drive, crafts, wine sale for the holidays, games and cocoa.

Tidepools by Flashlight @ Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook
Dec 5 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Friday, December 5, 2014, 9–10:30 pm at the Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook (across the street from Me-Kwa-Mooks park):

What a delight! Explore tidepools at night. Bring your family and friends for a beach adventure – by flashlight! A unique experience right here in the city. Please wear shoes that can get wet, dress in layers, and bring a flashlight if you have one. This program designed for adults and families with children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $5 per person
Pre-registration required:
206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov
or register online at SPARCS.

Dec
11
Thu
2014
Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Westwood Christian Community is hosting their annual Christmas Dessert Theater “The Christmas Post” December 11-14 at 7 pm, and a matinee on the 13th at 1 pm. Admission is free as well as the desserts.

Westwood Christian Community
www.wccseattle.org
206-763-0585

Dec
12
Fri
2014
Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Westwood Christian Community is hosting their annual Christmas Dessert Theater “The Christmas Post” December 11-14 at 7 pm, and a matinee on the 13th at 1 pm. Admission is free as well as the desserts.

Westwood Christian Community
www.wccseattle.org
206-763-0585

Dec
13
Sat
2014
Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Westwood Christian Community is hosting their annual Christmas Dessert Theater “The Christmas Post” December 11-14 at 7 pm, and a matinee on the 13th at 1 pm. Admission is free as well as the desserts.

Westwood Christian Community
www.wccseattle.org
206-763-0585

Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Westwood Christian Community is hosting their annual Christmas Dessert Theater “The Christmas Post” December 11-14 at 7 pm, and a matinee on the 13th at 1 pm. Admission is free as well as the desserts.

Westwood Christian Community
www.wccseattle.org
206-763-0585

Dec
14
Sun
2014
Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Westwood Christian Community is hosting their annual Christmas Dessert Theater “The Christmas Post” December 11-14 at 7 pm, and a matinee on the 13th at 1 pm. Admission is free as well as the desserts.

Westwood Christian Community
www.wccseattle.org
206-763-0585

Dec
17
Wed
2014
“Sounds of Christmas” show @ Eastridge Church
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us at Eastridge Church on Dec. 17 at 7 pm for “Sounds of Christmas,” an original Christmas show that features beautiful music from our adult choir and band, captivating video and the powerful message of the hope Jesus brings! “Sounds of Christmas” is Eastridge’s biggest event this season and the perfect time to celebrate Christmas.

Admission is free. Childcare through age 5.

Website: www.EastridgeToday.com/christmas2014

Questions/Info: info@eastridgetoday.com.

Dec
19
Fri
2014
Chanuka Party
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Chanuka Party
West Seattle Torah Learning Center
Friday Night Dinner Chanukah party
Dec. 19th 6:00 pm
Contact Rabbi Avrohom David for location and details
westseattletlc@gmail.com

Jan
3
Sat
2015
Nature Hike Night: Owls, Old Trees, Stewart and the Stars @ Lincoln Park
Jan 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday December 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm–8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Lincoln Park Night Hike with the Owls, Old Trees, Stewart and even the Stars?:

(Added session after the Saturday, 12-20 rained out): Celebrate the natural community of owls, and others by flashlight under stars or clouds with fellow nature enthusiasts! Stewart shares his exceptional enthusiasm and knowledge! Listen and look for Barred Owls and their signs, from poop and pellets, to feathers on the forest floor. Tour also includes any other animal, plant, constellation or planet we find worth a comment or that anyone asks about. Meet at north parking lot kiosk, across from Rose St. Call (206 932-7225 -land ) or e-mail ( ecostewart@gmail.com ) to reserve a spot. If rain is forecast check answering machine outgoing message (206 932-7225) for a possible cancellation for heavier rain. (a light shower forecast should be OK.) Drop-ins can check for room, but if there are no
reservations, Stewart may not show.

Tidepools by Flashlight @ Constellation Park, Alki Beach
Jan 3 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:


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

Saturday, January 3, 9-10:30 pm (-1.3 tide at 9:47 pm)

Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach

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

Jan
12
Mon
2015
“Crash Course in Judaism” series begins
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

5 Mondays January 12th – February 9th 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
at The West Seattle Torah Learning Center

Belief in God, Jewish Observance, The Sabbath, Prayer, Sexuality. This highly acclaimed series guarantees to give you the basic understanding of the concepts and ideals that our 3000 year tradition contains.

This Crash Course is being offered FREE! by The West Seattle TLC in conjunction with the National Jewish Outreach Program.

For more information, contact Rabbi David at 206-369-1215

Jan
17
Sat
2015
Owling, and Touring Lincoln Park at Dark @ Lincoln Park
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday January 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm–8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Celebrate Lincoln Park’s Natural Community at Night with our Human Community!:

Celebrate the natural community of owls, and others by flashlight under stars or clouds with your community of nature enthusiasts! Stewart shares his exceptional enthusiasm and knowledge! Listen and look for Barred Owls and their signs, from the poop and pellets under their perches to feathers that floated the forest floor. The park at dark tour also includes any other animal, plant, any constellation or planet that we find that seems worth a comment or anyone wants to know about. Meet at north parking lot kiosk, across from Rose St. Call (206 932-7225 -land ) or e-mail ( ecostewart@gmail.com ) to reserve a spot. If rain is forecast check my website or my answering machine outgoing message (206 932-7225) for a possible event cancellation due to excessively heavy rain (I won’t cancel for a light sprinkle.) Drop-ins can see if there is room, but if no one makes reservations, I may not show.

Jan
24
Sat
2015
Headbanger’s Ball – meet the woodpeckers! @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 9–11 am
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Don’t just sit there banging your head against the wall! Come on out to the woods and join some naturalists to explore the wonderful, wild and wacky world of woodpeckers. This program designed for ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE!

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

Birds of Lincoln Park’s Blustery Beach @ Lincoln Park
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 10:30 am–12 pm
At Lincoln Park

Brave the elements of winter at Lincoln Park’s beach to view the best birds the season brings to our shores. Please bring a field guide and binoculars if you have them. A few are available for loan. Dress for blustery weather. This program designed for ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet the naturalist at the south parking lot on Fauntleroy.

FREE!

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

Jan
28
Wed
2015
Meeting: Measuring the Success of Seattle’s Urban Village Strategy @ Seattle City Hall
Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Measuring the Success of Seattle’s Urban Village Strategy

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Seattle City Hall
Bertha Knight Landes Room
600 4th Ave (Enter on 5th Ave)

It’s been 20 years since the 1994 Comprehensive Plan established the urban village strategy. Presenting a summary of the strategy’s results and achievements, Peter Steinbrueck will share what we’ve learned so far and how the City should update the Comprehensive Plan through 2035.

Agenda:
5:30 p.m. – Open House
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Program

Please RSVP at
http://2035.seattle.gov/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D113423452

Feb
7
Sat
2015
Feet First 3rd Annual Stairway Walks Day @ West Seattle
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, join Feet First for Stairway Walks Day. Urban explorers are invited to join one of free, guided neighborhood walks featuring outdoor stairways in West Seattle. Space is limited to 35 people per walk. Please RSVP in advance at www.feetfirst.org or http://stairwaywalksday2015.bpt.me/ (when the signup period opens).

On these stairway routes you’ll discover gems you wouldn’t see otherwise. Colorful mosaics, serene pocket parks, restored creeks and gorgeous home are quietly hidden amid these stairway passages. Come see the sights and learn the stories that only Seattle stairways can tell… and only your feet can take you!

All proceeds for this event help support Feet First’s mission to ensure all communities across Washington are walkable.

Suggested donations start at $10, with free admission for children under 18.
Pay what you wish – no one will be turned away from joining in the fun.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY:
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?FeetFirst/8720108786/cd831fc4da/d580c38f0f

The stairs, many of them more than 100 years old, form a network of “scenic byways” for neighborhood discovery – a priceless asset for outdoor fun, fitness and health. The stairway routes featured on Stairway Walks Day are from Cathy and Jake Jaramillo’s book Seattle Stairway Walks: An Up-and-Down Guide to City Neighborhoods. The book is intended to help urban adventurers discover and appreciate the beautiful greenspaces, history, art and architecture that make up the vivid fabric of our neighborhoods.

According to author and Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador Cathy Jaramillo, “Stairways are truly the scenic byways to neighborhoods, and we’re always curious about what’s at the top – or the bottom. They get you to, and between, places you’d probably never know about otherwise. We’re excited about celebrating them with so many people on Stairway Walks Day!”

More about Feet First: Since 2001, Feet First has worked to ensure that all communities in Washington are walkable. Walking is a vital transportation mode that connects communities, reduces pollution, improves health and physical fitness, and allows people to explore their natural environment.

Feb
18
Wed
2015
Ash Wednesday service @ West Side Presbyterian Church
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ash Wednesday Service, Wednesday, February 18 at 7:00 pm, West Side Presbyterian Church:

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a season of self-examination and soulful preparation for the celebration of Jesus’ Resurrection. Join us as we enter this season together with a simple service of prayer, scripture, meditation, and the traditional imposition of ashes. All ages welcome.

Mar
2
Mon
2015
Seattle Public Schools tech ‘Town Hall’ @ West Seattle High School, cafeteria
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Seattle Public Schools wants to give everyone an opportunity to provide feedback and input into the district’s Technology Vision process. To accomplish this we are scheduling five “Town Hall” meetings around the District. One in each of the five major regions …

WEST SEATTLE REGION: Monday, March 2, at West Seattle High School cafeteria

Doors will open at 5:30 pm so that attendees can browse sample results from the Tech Summit. The structured meeting will begin at 6 pm. Interested individuals who are unable to attend any of the Town Hall meetings are encouraged to submit their vision, ideas, and comments to techvision@seattleschools.org

Mar
15
Sun
2015
Wearing O’ the Green @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2–4 pm
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Spring may be popping out all over. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and the coming o’ spring, take a forest stroll with a naturalist and enjoy the native plants of the Pacific Northwest. This program designed for ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free

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

Mar
17
Tue
2015
Tot Trek – Spring Fling @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Mar 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 10:30–11:45 am
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $4 per person

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddlers. Take a hike through Camp Long searching high and low for all the signs of Spring. This program designed for 2-3 years olds with an adult companion.

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

Mar
27
Fri
2015
Free soup and sandwich lunch @ Seaview Methodist Church
Mar 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Seaview Methodist Church hosts a free soup and sandwich lunch the 4th Friday of each month, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm This is a community event, open to all.

The church is located at 4620 SW Graham St, Seattle, WA
98136-1455, phone is (206) 932-7609, online through Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seaview-United-Methodist-Church/117641134928010

Mar
28
Sat
2015
Havdalah Concert: Total Experience Gospel Choir @ Alki UCC/Kol HaNeshamah
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Sweetness of Community
Music with a Havdalah Concert

Please join us for an evening with the Total Experience Gospel Choir, led by Reverend Patrinell Wright.

As evening falls on Shabbat, we will savor the sweetness of community and music with a havdalah concert. Join us as we honor the extraordinary Rev. Wright for her many years of creating a joyful place for people to come together and create beautiful music.

Feel free to bring friends, this is an open event.

MARCH 28TH at 6:30 pm
Kol HaNeshamah
at Alki UCC
6115 SW Hinds St
Seattle, WA 98116

for more information contact info@khnseattle.org
206.935.1590
www.khnseattle.org

If you want to be engulfed by a good foot tapping, multicultural, heart thumping,
soul saving, gospel music extravaganza join us on March 28th!

Mar
29
Sun
2015
2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Mar 29 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule
at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor):

March 29 Sunday of the Passion
8:00 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
10:30 am Holy Eucharist – Procession with Palms
8:00 pm Compline

March 30 Monday in Holy Week: Jesus’ Cleansing of the Temple
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

March 31 Tuesday in Holy Week: Anointing Jesus for Burial
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 1 Wednesday in Holy Week: The Betrayal of Jesus by Judas
9:30 am Matins – Chapel
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 2 Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Solemn Eucharist: Stripping of the Altar

April 3 Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Our Lord
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
(Reserved Sacrament)
7:00 pm Office of Tenebrae
A Liturgy of Lessons, Hymns and Prayers
(Reserved Sacrament)

April 4 Holy Saturday: The Burial of Our Lord
11:45 am Liturgy of the Burial – Chapel
Easter Vigil
7:00 pm Liturgy of Light, Readings, Baptism and Holy Eucharist

April 5 The Resurrection of Our Lord – Easter
10:30 am Festival Eucharist
8:00 pm Compline

Mar
30
Mon
2015
2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Mar 30 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule
at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor):

March 29 Sunday of the Passion
8:00 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
10:30 am Holy Eucharist – Procession with Palms
8:00 pm Compline

March 30 Monday in Holy Week: Jesus’ Cleansing of the Temple
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

March 31 Tuesday in Holy Week: Anointing Jesus for Burial
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 1 Wednesday in Holy Week: The Betrayal of Jesus by Judas
9:30 am Matins – Chapel
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 2 Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Solemn Eucharist: Stripping of the Altar

April 3 Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Our Lord
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
(Reserved Sacrament)
7:00 pm Office of Tenebrae
A Liturgy of Lessons, Hymns and Prayers
(Reserved Sacrament)

April 4 Holy Saturday: The Burial of Our Lord
11:45 am Liturgy of the Burial – Chapel
Easter Vigil
7:00 pm Liturgy of Light, Readings, Baptism and Holy Eucharist

April 5 The Resurrection of Our Lord – Easter
10:30 am Festival Eucharist
8:00 pm Compline

Mar
31
Tue
2015
2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Mar 31 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule
at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor):

March 29 Sunday of the Passion
8:00 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
10:30 am Holy Eucharist – Procession with Palms
8:00 pm Compline

March 30 Monday in Holy Week: Jesus’ Cleansing of the Temple
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

March 31 Tuesday in Holy Week: Anointing Jesus for Burial
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 1 Wednesday in Holy Week: The Betrayal of Jesus by Judas
9:30 am Matins – Chapel
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 2 Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Solemn Eucharist: Stripping of the Altar

April 3 Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Our Lord
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
(Reserved Sacrament)
7:00 pm Office of Tenebrae
A Liturgy of Lessons, Hymns and Prayers
(Reserved Sacrament)

April 4 Holy Saturday: The Burial of Our Lord
11:45 am Liturgy of the Burial – Chapel
Easter Vigil
7:00 pm Liturgy of Light, Readings, Baptism and Holy Eucharist

April 5 The Resurrection of Our Lord – Easter
10:30 am Festival Eucharist
8:00 pm Compline

Apr
1
Wed
2015
2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Apr 1 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule
at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor):

March 29 Sunday of the Passion
8:00 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
10:30 am Holy Eucharist – Procession with Palms
8:00 pm Compline

March 30 Monday in Holy Week: Jesus’ Cleansing of the Temple
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

March 31 Tuesday in Holy Week: Anointing Jesus for Burial
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 1 Wednesday in Holy Week: The Betrayal of Jesus by Judas
9:30 am Matins – Chapel
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 2 Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Solemn Eucharist: Stripping of the Altar

April 3 Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Our Lord
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
(Reserved Sacrament)
7:00 pm Office of Tenebrae
A Liturgy of Lessons, Hymns and Prayers
(Reserved Sacrament)

April 4 Holy Saturday: The Burial of Our Lord
11:45 am Liturgy of the Burial – Chapel
Easter Vigil
7:00 pm Liturgy of Light, Readings, Baptism and Holy Eucharist

April 5 The Resurrection of Our Lord – Easter
10:30 am Festival Eucharist
8:00 pm Compline

Apr
2
Thu
2015
2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Apr 2 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule
at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor):

March 29 Sunday of the Passion
8:00 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
10:30 am Holy Eucharist – Procession with Palms
8:00 pm Compline

March 30 Monday in Holy Week: Jesus’ Cleansing of the Temple
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

March 31 Tuesday in Holy Week: Anointing Jesus for Burial
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 1 Wednesday in Holy Week: The Betrayal of Jesus by Judas
9:30 am Matins – Chapel
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 2 Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Solemn Eucharist: Stripping of the Altar

April 3 Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Our Lord
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
(Reserved Sacrament)
7:00 pm Office of Tenebrae
A Liturgy of Lessons, Hymns and Prayers
(Reserved Sacrament)

April 4 Holy Saturday: The Burial of Our Lord
11:45 am Liturgy of the Burial – Chapel
Easter Vigil
7:00 pm Liturgy of Light, Readings, Baptism and Holy Eucharist

April 5 The Resurrection of Our Lord – Easter
10:30 am Festival Eucharist
8:00 pm Compline

Apr
3
Fri
2015
2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Apr 3 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule
at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor):

March 29 Sunday of the Passion
8:00 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
10:30 am Holy Eucharist – Procession with Palms
8:00 pm Compline

March 30 Monday in Holy Week: Jesus’ Cleansing of the Temple
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

March 31 Tuesday in Holy Week: Anointing Jesus for Burial
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 1 Wednesday in Holy Week: The Betrayal of Jesus by Judas
9:30 am Matins – Chapel
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 2 Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Solemn Eucharist: Stripping of the Altar

April 3 Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Our Lord
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
(Reserved Sacrament)
7:00 pm Office of Tenebrae
A Liturgy of Lessons, Hymns and Prayers
(Reserved Sacrament)

April 4 Holy Saturday: The Burial of Our Lord
11:45 am Liturgy of the Burial – Chapel
Easter Vigil
7:00 pm Liturgy of Light, Readings, Baptism and Holy Eucharist

April 5 The Resurrection of Our Lord – Easter
10:30 am Festival Eucharist
8:00 pm Compline

Apr
4
Sat
2015
2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Apr 4 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule
at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor):

March 29 Sunday of the Passion
8:00 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
10:30 am Holy Eucharist – Procession with Palms
8:00 pm Compline

March 30 Monday in Holy Week: Jesus’ Cleansing of the Temple
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

March 31 Tuesday in Holy Week: Anointing Jesus for Burial
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 1 Wednesday in Holy Week: The Betrayal of Jesus by Judas
9:30 am Matins – Chapel
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 2 Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Solemn Eucharist: Stripping of the Altar

April 3 Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Our Lord
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
(Reserved Sacrament)
7:00 pm Office of Tenebrae
A Liturgy of Lessons, Hymns and Prayers
(Reserved Sacrament)

April 4 Holy Saturday: The Burial of Our Lord
11:45 am Liturgy of the Burial – Chapel
Easter Vigil
7:00 pm Liturgy of Light, Readings, Baptism and Holy Eucharist

April 5 The Resurrection of Our Lord – Easter
10:30 am Festival Eucharist
8:00 pm Compline

Apr
5
Sun
2015
2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Apr 5 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule
at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor):

March 29 Sunday of the Passion
8:00 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
10:30 am Holy Eucharist – Procession with Palms
8:00 pm Compline

March 30 Monday in Holy Week: Jesus’ Cleansing of the Temple
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

March 31 Tuesday in Holy Week: Anointing Jesus for Burial
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 1 Wednesday in Holy Week: The Betrayal of Jesus by Judas
9:30 am Matins – Chapel
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 2 Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Solemn Eucharist: Stripping of the Altar

April 3 Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Our Lord
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
(Reserved Sacrament)
7:00 pm Office of Tenebrae
A Liturgy of Lessons, Hymns and Prayers
(Reserved Sacrament)

April 4 Holy Saturday: The Burial of Our Lord
11:45 am Liturgy of the Burial – Chapel
Easter Vigil
7:00 pm Liturgy of Light, Readings, Baptism and Holy Eucharist

April 5 The Resurrection of Our Lord – Easter
10:30 am Festival Eucharist
8:00 pm Compline

Apr
6
Mon
2015
2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Apr 6 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

2015 Holy Week and Easter Schedule
at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor):

March 29 Sunday of the Passion
8:00 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
10:30 am Holy Eucharist – Procession with Palms
8:00 pm Compline

March 30 Monday in Holy Week: Jesus’ Cleansing of the Temple
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

March 31 Tuesday in Holy Week: Anointing Jesus for Burial
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 1 Wednesday in Holy Week: The Betrayal of Jesus by Judas
9:30 am Matins – Chapel
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Vespers: The Great Litany – Chapel

April 2 Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
7:00 pm Solemn Eucharist: Stripping of the Altar

April 3 Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Our Lord
11:45 am Holy Eucharist – Chapel
(Reserved Sacrament)
7:00 pm Office of Tenebrae
A Liturgy of Lessons, Hymns and Prayers
(Reserved Sacrament)

April 4 Holy Saturday: The Burial of Our Lord
11:45 am Liturgy of the Burial – Chapel
Easter Vigil
7:00 pm Liturgy of Light, Readings, Baptism and Holy Eucharist

April 5 The Resurrection of Our Lord – Easter
10:30 am Festival Eucharist
8:00 pm Compline

Apr
12
Sun
2015
Birds and Habitats Hike @ Soundway Park
Apr 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

From Nature Consortium:

Starting in April, we’re introducing a new series of community events in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. On our guided forest hikes, you can explore our local parks and trails in a fun, educational, and family-friendly group. Each hike will center on a different theme or activity, including wildlife, scavenger hunts, plant systems, fitness, and more.

Birds and Habitats: Learn how birds benefit from our restoration efforts and see or hear who is singing and who is nesting at Soundway and maybe who is stopping in West Seattle during migration. The bird walk will be led by Mike Witter of Audubon Neighborhood Bird Project, an experienced birder who is familiar with birding by ear as well as the habitats offered in the greenbelt. Come rain or shine. Bring appropriate outdoor clothing and binoculars if you have them. Sunday, April 12, 8-10 am at Soundway Park (14th Ave SW & SW Holly St, Seattle)

There is no registration required for these Forest Hikes.

Apr
24
Fri
2015
Free soup and sandwich lunch @ Seaview Methodist Church
Apr 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Seaview Methodist Church hosts a free soup and sandwich lunch the 4th Friday of each month, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm This is a community event, open to all.

The church is located at 4620 SW Graham St, Seattle, WA
98136-1455, phone is (206) 932-7609, online through Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seaview-United-Methodist-Church/117641134928010

Apr
25
Sat
2015
Family Scavenger Hunt Forest Hike @ Pigeon Point Park
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

Starting in April, we’re introducing a new series of community events in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. On our guided forest hikes, you can explore our local parks and trails in a fun, educational, and family-friendly group. Each hike will center on a different theme or activity, including wildlife, scavenger hunts, plant systems, fitness, and more.

Family Scavenger Hunt: A team event! Earn points for finding native plant species, making art, and completing challenges. This scavenger hunt will take you into the West Duwamish Green Belt and challenge you to see the forest with new eyes. Taste some wild edibles, fly a kite, and maybe kiss a banana slug (if you’re game). Team registration begins at 10 am with a celebration and awards at noon. Saturday, April 25, 10 am–noon at Pigeon Point Park (1901 SW Genesee St, Seattle)

There is no registration required for these Forest Hikes.

Apr
26
Sun
2015
Chapel naming and celebration mass @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Providence Mount St. Vincent invites the public to attend a mass to celebrate the naming of its chapel in honor of William Pigott’s visionary commitment, legacy of faith, service and sacrificial giving. The mass will begin at 11 am on April 26, 2015 in the chapel at Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave. SW, Seattle. The Very Reverend Paul Magnano will preside.

The event will honor William Pigott and Ann P. Wyckoff, long-time supporters of Providence Mount St. Vincent. “It’s an honor to continue my grandfather’s legacy,” Wyckoff said about naming the William Pigott Chapel in honor of her grandfather. In 1924, Pigott and five other lead donors partnered with the Sisters of Providence to raise the needed funds to build St. Vincent Home for the Aged, today called Providence Mount St. Vincent. Together they held the vision that a just society must plan for and provide care for its elders. The building was dedicated on April 26, 1924.

The mass will include a performance of an original score by Grammy-winning film, television and symphony composer Mateo Messina, who throughout his life has visited many Sisters of Providence and “The Mount” while his mother worked there, and where she receives care today. In gratitude, Messina joins in honoring William Pigott and Ann Wyckoff.

To RSVP or for information, call 206-938-6194 or e-mail ann.martin@providence.org.

May
3
Sun
2015
Presentation by Dr. Patrick Henry @ Peace Lutheran Church
May 3 @ 9:15 am – 1:30 pm

On Sunday, May 3rd, Professor Patrick Henry, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Literature at Whitman College, will be a guest presenter at Peace Lutheran Church (39th and SW Thistle). Dr. Henry will give a special presentation on the community of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France, who, along with neighboring villages, offered safe haven to Jewish refugees during WW2, saving thousands of lives.

Dr. Henry, author of WE ONLY KNOW MEN: The Rescue of Jews in France During the Holocaust, will address the adult and youth education classes at 9:15 am. Then, following the 10:30 worship service, a simple lunch will be provided @ 11:45 am as Professor Henry shares more of the story of Le Chambon, and shows the award winning film “Weapons of the Spirit,” by Pierre Savage, himself a child survivor of the holocaust.

Admission is free and community members are welcome. Please call the Peace church office by April 30 for luncheon reservations: 206-930-3172

www.peacelutheranseattle.org

North Delridge (Cottage Grove) Tree Walk @ Greg Davis Park
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Courtesy of the NDNC:

Join Tree Ambassador Patrick for a tour of North Delridge’s green spaces and neighborhood trees, along with some interesting history about the Cottage Grove neighborhood. The walk is less than 1.5 miles and is suitable for all ages.

When: Sunday, May 3rd, 10:00 am–12 pm

Where: Greg Davis Park – adjacent to the information board (SW Brandon & 26th Ave SW)

For more information and to RSVP, visit:
www.seattle.gov/trees

This event is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there.

Fred Talks series: “FRED Laughs!” @ Alki UCC/Kol HaNeshamah
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Per Kol HaNeshamah, their next “FRED Talk”:

FRED Laughs!
So will you when you treat yourself, your friends and family to an afternoon filled with stories, tall tales and comedy featuring Connie Burk & Jake Fawcett!

Join us for the next in our continuing FRED Talks – Fresh, Relevant, Educational and Dynamic – at Kol HaNeshamah, 6115 SW Hinds, Sunday, May 3rd, 3 PM for fun, frolicking, female focused comedy!

Jake Fawcett, your charming host, will start the afternoon off with the “Magic Yarmulke”: put your name in the magic yarmulke and be one of four people drawn from the audience to tell a story, share a “show & tell” or tell your best joke. You never know what can happen with the Magic Yarmulke! Four minutes each.

Next our Featured Guest: recently back from her West Coast tour with Comedy Womb, Connie Burk will bring her comedy stand-up to KHN. From parenting to life insurance to sex positive culture, Connie keeps it 100. Comedy Womb is a group of up-and-coming female comics who practice “hate-free” comedy. Connie has also performed her stand-up routine in WISECRACK, a showcase of Seattle’s most daring wits and subversive side-splitters who can tickle your funny bone AND your frontal lobes.

Don’t miss this afternoon delight!

SUGGESTED DONATION: $18 for adults, $12 for seniors & students

FRED Laughs is hate-free comedy appropriate for high school students and older: no racism, misogyny or homophobia, please and thank you!

Childcare will be available for $5, please sign-up for childcare in
advance by email: execdir@khnseattle.org

LAUGH BIG for GIVEBIG:
Kol HaNeshamah is participating in the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG on May 5. All donations made at FRED Laughs on Sunday, May 3 will be processed on Tuesday, May 5 and “stretched” with matching funds from GiveBIG!

May
11
Mon
2015
Plant Identification Walking Tour @ Soundway Trailhead
May 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

Plant Identification in the West Duwamish Greenbelt
Monday May 11, 6:30-8 pm
Soundway Trailhead

FREE!

The West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest forest in the City of Seattle, supporting a variety of forest types and plant communities. Come for an early evening exploration of this little-known gem of a park in West Seattle and work on your plant identification skills. Meet at the trail head at 14th Ave SW & SW Holly Street at 6:30 PM. The hike will be led by local botanist Cathie Conolly. Please register at www.naturec.org/forest-hikes.

May
18
Mon
2015
City Council District 1 Candidates’ Forum @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Westside Interfaith Network, the WIN group of churches, invites you to attend a public forum with the candidates for City Council’s District 1 Position on Monday, May 18th.

This is the first election whereby City Council people are chosen by geographic district. West Seattle is in District 1.

You are invited to meet the candidates, learn their views and plans for our area–and be a more informed voter!

Come to the
CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1 CANDIDATES’ FORUM
6:30 pm, Monday, May 18th at Fauntleroy Church, UCC

Doors open at 6 pm
Moderated forum with opportunity for questions from the audience

Co-sponsored by:
The Westside Interfaith Network (WIN)
The League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County

May
20
Wed
2015
Roxhill Park’s Butterflies, Birds and Blooms @ Roxhill Park
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore nature at Roxhill Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Roxhill Park’s Butterflies, Birds and Blooms

Roxhill Park
May 20, 2015 at 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Tour Roxhill Park with local naturalist Stewart Wechsler 14 years after a restoration project turned a lawn into a devoloping forest with a diversity of native plants. See which birds now make a home there. We may see which flowers and plants this years unusually large crop of Painted Lady butterflies use for nectar or egg laying. Oriented towards an adult and senior audience.

Meet at the north park entrance on SW Barton St, equivalent to one block west of 26th Ave SW, by the bus stop at the end of the Rapid Ride C line, across from the Westwood Village sign.

$15 suggested donation

For information or to pre-register, e-mail ecostewart@gmail.com or call Stewart at 206 932-7225

Public Town Hall Meeting: Northwest Seaport Alliance @ Georgetown campus of South Seattle College
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From the Port of Seattle Commission:

On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Port Commissioners of the Port of Seattle and the Port of Tacoma will hold a public town hall to discuss and answer questions about the proposed Northwest Seaport Alliance between the two ports.

The town hall will begin at 7:00 pm at the Georgetown campus of South Seattle College, 6737 Corson Avenue South, Seattle, Washington.

No final actions will be taken at this meeting.

May
22
Fri
2015
Free soup and sandwich lunch @ Seaview Methodist Church
May 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Seaview Methodist Church hosts a free soup and sandwich lunch the 4th Friday of each month, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm This is a community event, open to all.

The church is located at 4620 SW Graham St, Seattle, WA
98136-1455, phone is (206) 932-7609, online through Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seaview-United-Methodist-Church/117641134928010

Jun
18
Thu
2015
‘Praised Be: Pope Francis calls us to care for creation’ @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Praised Be: Pope Francis calls us to care for creation

Thursday, June 18th 7 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish

Join Us in Celebration of the Papal Encyclical on the Environment

The community of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and Earth Ministry invite you to join us on June 18 at 7pm for a celebration of Laudato Sii (Praised Be), Pope Francis’ encyclical on caring for creation.

On that day in Rome, the Vatican will release the first comprehensive Catholic moral statement on creation care and climate change to the faithful around the world.

You are invited to gather with the larger Catholic community of the region, ecumenical faith leaders, our neighbors, and those who have worked tirelessly in the Northwest to protect God’s creation. We will honor the Holy Father’s call to protect Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and the most vulnerable of God’s children.

6 pm Pre-event tour of parish solar panels, children’s solar kiosk, rain garden, and sustainable building

7 pm Celebration of Praised Be in words and song

8 pm Closing and commissioning of all people to take action to protect the Earth

The words of Pope Francis are timely in the Northwest as glaciers melt, drought deepens, and fossil fuel projects threaten not only Native communities, the poor, and local ecosystems, but all of us. In this kairos moment in the world, let us come together in hope and go out in action as we live into Pope Francis’ call to care for the Earth. Please join us!

Jun
22
Mon
2015
‘What Does A Restored Forest Look Like?’ Hike @ Soundway Trailhead
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

On our guided forest hikes, you can explore our local parks and trails in a fun, educational, and family-friendly group. Each hike will center on a different theme or activity, including wildlife, scavenger hunts, plant systems, fitness, and more.

Please register for the hike here:
http://www.naturec.org/forest-hikes

What Does A Restored Forest Look Like?
Monday, June 22, 6:30-8 pm
Soundway Trailhead (14th Ave SW & SW Holly St, Seattle)
The Green Seattle Partnership has a goal of restoring 2,500 acres of City-owned forested parkland, with a scale of 0-4 to classify each phase of restoration. Phase 0 indicates a site where restoration has yet to begin and Phase 4 indicates a restored forest that is in need only of periodic monitoring and maintenance. As of this Spring several of Nature Consortium’s work sites have reached the holy grail of “fully restored” status-Phase 4! Come take a walk in the greenbelt to experience and take a look at a variety of restoration sites, including our prized Phase 4 sites. This hike will be led by Restoration Director Lizzie Zemke.

Jun
23
Tue
2015
Hero Camp for kids begins @ Admiral Congregational UCC
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Admiral Congregational UCC

HERO CAMP – “Little People can Do Big Things”

Campers will learn about real people who fight for justice, help the helpless, and change the world for the better. Your child will learn how they can make a difference, too. Come join us for three days of fun, learning, sharing, and connecting.

Ages: 5-8 and 9-12

Dates: June 23rd, 24th, and 25th (Tues-Thurs)

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Cost: $25 per student; $40 per family

Register at admiralchurch.org

Location:
4320 SW Hill St, Seattle

206-932-2928
officemgr@admiralchurch.org

Jun
24
Wed
2015
Prayers for victims of SC shootings @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

From The Rev. Michael Carroccino, the new Priest-in-Charge at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church:

One week later, Prayers for Mother Emanuel

Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church invites you to join them for Evening Prayer and Communion this Wednesday night as they remember in prayer the victims and families of the shootings in Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church. Offerings will be designated for the Lowcountry Ministries – Evelyn Pinckney Fund.

6:30 PM Wednesday, June 24 at Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church,
3050 California Ave SW.

www.sjbwestseattle.org
Evelyn Pinckney Fund – http://www.palmettoproject.org/

Jun
25
Thu
2015
Free concert: Nimo Patel performs @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Walmesley Center
Jun 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish:

We are hosting a concert this Thursday 6/25/15 at 15 at 6:30 pm that we wanted to invite our friends and neighbors to attend.

This is a non-denominational event open to all humans.

Nimo Patel of Empty Hands Music will be performing at our Walmesley center (3410 SW Myrtle Street) FREE of charge!

Continuing with our Celebration of Pope Francis’ Environmental Encyclical, please join us for an evening of songs and stories that will reconnect your heart, mind, and spirit! And feel free to pass the word on to anyone who might be enjoy a wonderful evening of love and inspiration.

Haven’t heard of Nimo?

Learn more about him: https://youtu.be/X0gmjRwimqY

Watch his video “Grateful”:
https://youtu.be/sO2o98Zpzg8?list=PLx7I9WcMK0LZ19ADweJE5IWFrnKeqTer1

Jun
26
Fri
2015
Free soup and sandwich lunch @ Seaview Methodist Church
Jun 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Seaview Methodist Church hosts a free soup and sandwich lunch the 4th Friday of each month, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm This is a community event, open to all.

The church is located at 4620 SW Graham St, Seattle, WA
98136-1455, phone is (206) 932-7609, online through Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seaview-United-Methodist-Church/117641134928010

Jul
24
Fri
2015
Free soup and sandwich lunch @ Seaview Methodist Church
Jul 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Seaview Methodist Church hosts a free soup and sandwich lunch the 4th Friday of each month, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm This is a community event, open to all.

The church is located at 4620 SW Graham St, Seattle, WA
98136-1455, phone is (206) 932-7609, online through Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seaview-United-Methodist-Church/117641134928010

Jul
27
Mon
2015
Community gathering/prayer for Duwamish Tribe @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR THE DUWAMISH

The Duwamish wish to acknowledge the out pouring of community support and interfaith prayer for the tribe. We accept all of these expressions of prayer and invite the community to join in with an open heart.

We have scheduled 3 community gatherings so far.

July 20th, Sufi Ceremony at 7:30 pm.
July 26th, Native Gathering at 3 pm.
July 27th, Zenpeacemakers at 6 pm.

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse
206-431-1582

All are invited in the spirit of inclusion, equality, unity, and love.

Jul
28
Tue
2015
Kids Conference (for kids K-5th grade) @ Westwood Christian Community
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Our church Westwood Christian Community is hosting a kids conference for kids K-5th Grade starting Tuesday, July 28 at 6:30 pm. It is free for everyone. They can register at www.wccseattle.org.

Aug
1
Sat
2015
Free Workshop: The Fullness of Worship @ Admiral Congregational UCC
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Admiral Congregational United Church of Christ offers Monthly Summer Workshops: The Fullness of Worship.

Worship is intended to be a time of divine connection, but has so often become a performance devoid of holy wonder. In this series, we will practice, experiment, learn, discuss and enjoy various elements of worship, seeking to explore the possibilities and power of worship from various points of view. Participants will leave each session more prepared both to discuss shared worship as well as to practice personally.

June 6: Worship Leadership, 1-4 pm

July 1: Ritual Design, 1-4 pm

August 1: Prayer Practices, 1-4 pm

Location:
4320 SW Hill St, Seattle

All workshops are free and open to the public. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an informal conversation with our pastor, he can be reached at: pastorandrew@admiralchurch.org.

206-932-2928
officemgr@admiralchurch.org

Aug
10
Mon
2015
Wetlands 101: Guided hike @ Soundway Park
Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

Join Nature Consortium for another guided hike in the West Duwamish Greenbelt! Wetlands are diverse and dynamic ecosystems, and we’re lucky to have many of them in West Seattle. They support a unique and important array of plants and animals, especially in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. On this hike we will look at wetland soils, talk about what constitutes a wetland, examine wetland plants, look at wetland indicators when water isn’t present, and discuss the functions of wetlands in the overall landscape. Free and open to the public. Four-legged friends welcome on leash.

Monday, August 10, 6:30-8 pm
Soundway Park (14th Ave SW & SW Holly St)

Hosted by Nature Consortium. Please RSVP at
www.naturec.org/forest-hikes/

Aug
28
Fri
2015
Free soup and sandwich lunch @ Seaview Methodist Church
Aug 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Seaview Methodist Church hosts a free soup and sandwich lunch the 4th Friday of each month, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm This is a community event, open to all.

The church is located at 4620 SW Graham St, Seattle, WA
98136-1455, phone is (206) 932-7609, online through Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seaview-United-Methodist-Church/117641134928010

Sep
1
Tue
2015
Ecumenical Prayer Service for World Day of Prayer for Creation @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
Sep 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Ecumenical Prayer Service for World Day of Prayer for Creation

Tuesday, Sept. 1
6:30-7:00 pm

Our Lady of Guadalupe Peace Garden & Labyrinth
(northeast corner of OLG Campus)

Sep
17
Thu
2015
Seattle City Council Debate: District 1 @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Moderators include WSB editor Tracy Record:

Town Hall and Seattle Channel present
Seattle City Council Debate: District 1
Lisa Herbold and Shannon Braddock
7:30PM, Thursday, September 17, 2015
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Free

This event is free, but registration is required. No late seating.

This year’s talked-about Seattle City Council elections–the first under a new districted system–shook up the primaries for some interesting results. At Town Hall we love a good political debate, so in the spirit of democracy and discussion, we’re teaming up with Seattle Channel to present a series of live debates (with moderated Q&A) for each of the seven districts. Learn more about the candidates running in your district–and don’t forget to vote on November 3.

District 1 debate: Lisa Herbold, legislative aide to Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata, and Shannon Braddock, Chief of Staff for Seattle City Councilmember Joe McDermott.

Moderators: Lead moderator Tracy Record, Editor of the West Seattle Blog; community moderator Cecile Hansen, Chair of the Duwamish Tribe; community moderator Fernando Meija, Organizing Director, One America; and Q&A moderator Stesha Brandon, Town Hall Program Director.

Have a question for the candidates? Send your questions for the candidates to debates@townhallseattle.org help us shape the conversation. We may ask your question at the event. Please specify which district race you’re writing about.

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
Seattle School Board Candidate Forum @ First A.M.E. Church