West Seattle Event Calendar

*3/28/20 NOTE: As the COVID-19 situation continues, the calendar isn’t of much use, but we’re adding known online events, so let us know if you’re scheduling one!*

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

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

Aug
1
Thu
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Aug 1 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2019 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Sunday, June 2, 10 am–noon
Monday, June 17, 10 am–1 pm
Tuesday, July 16, 10 am–1 pm
Monday, June 3, 10 am–12:30 pm
Tuesday, June 18, 10:15 am–1:15 pm
Wednesday, July 17, 10:30 am–1:30 pm
Tuesday, June 4, 10 am–1:30 pm
Wednesday, June 19, 11:30 am–2 pm
*Wednesday, July 31, 9:30 am–1 pm
Wednesday, June 5, 10:30 am–2:30 pm
*Tuesday, July 2, 9:30 am–12:45 pm
*Thursday, August 1, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, June 6, 11:30 am–3 pm
*Wednesday, July 3, 10 am–2 pm
*Friday, August 2, 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Saturday, June 8, 2–4 pm
*Thursday, July 4, 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Saturday, August 3, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Saturday, June 15, 9:30–11:30 am
*Friday, July 5, 11:30 am–3 pm
Sunday, August 4, 1–3 pm
Sunday, June 16, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 6, 12:30–3 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Aug
2
Fri
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Aug 2 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2019 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Sunday, June 2, 10 am–noon
Monday, June 17, 10 am–1 pm
Tuesday, July 16, 10 am–1 pm
Monday, June 3, 10 am–12:30 pm
Tuesday, June 18, 10:15 am–1:15 pm
Wednesday, July 17, 10:30 am–1:30 pm
Tuesday, June 4, 10 am–1:30 pm
Wednesday, June 19, 11:30 am–2 pm
*Wednesday, July 31, 9:30 am–1 pm
Wednesday, June 5, 10:30 am–2:30 pm
*Tuesday, July 2, 9:30 am–12:45 pm
*Thursday, August 1, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, June 6, 11:30 am–3 pm
*Wednesday, July 3, 10 am–2 pm
*Friday, August 2, 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Saturday, June 8, 2–4 pm
*Thursday, July 4, 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Saturday, August 3, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Saturday, June 15, 9:30–11:30 am
*Friday, July 5, 11:30 am–3 pm
Sunday, August 4, 1–3 pm
Sunday, June 16, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 6, 12:30–3 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Aug
3
Sat
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Aug 3 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2019 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Sunday, June 2, 10 am–noon
Monday, June 17, 10 am–1 pm
Tuesday, July 16, 10 am–1 pm
Monday, June 3, 10 am–12:30 pm
Tuesday, June 18, 10:15 am–1:15 pm
Wednesday, July 17, 10:30 am–1:30 pm
Tuesday, June 4, 10 am–1:30 pm
Wednesday, June 19, 11:30 am–2 pm
*Wednesday, July 31, 9:30 am–1 pm
Wednesday, June 5, 10:30 am–2:30 pm
*Tuesday, July 2, 9:30 am–12:45 pm
*Thursday, August 1, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, June 6, 11:30 am–3 pm
*Wednesday, July 3, 10 am–2 pm
*Friday, August 2, 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Saturday, June 8, 2–4 pm
*Thursday, July 4, 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Saturday, August 3, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Saturday, June 15, 9:30–11:30 am
*Friday, July 5, 11:30 am–3 pm
Sunday, August 4, 1–3 pm
Sunday, June 16, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 6, 12:30–3 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Classes: Tai Chi on the Beach 2019 @ Alki Beach Park
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Sixth Annual Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Classes Begin on April 20, 2019 and go until October,19, 2019
Every Single Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Meet Tai Chi Instructor Caylen Storm at the Statue of Liberty on the Alki Boardwalk. Each class is focused on one of the foundations of Dynamic health; Balance, Posture, Breathing and Experiencing the Life Force that animates all of us.

Classes are Free. But, Portraits of Presidents are welcome.

Further information; caylenstorm@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

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

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

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

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

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

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

Aug
4
Sun
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Aug 4 all-day

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2019 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Sunday, June 2, 10 am–noon
Monday, June 17, 10 am–1 pm
Tuesday, July 16, 10 am–1 pm
Monday, June 3, 10 am–12:30 pm
Tuesday, June 18, 10:15 am–1:15 pm
Wednesday, July 17, 10:30 am–1:30 pm
Tuesday, June 4, 10 am–1:30 pm
Wednesday, June 19, 11:30 am–2 pm
*Wednesday, July 31, 9:30 am–1 pm
Wednesday, June 5, 10:30 am–2:30 pm
*Tuesday, July 2, 9:30 am–12:45 pm
*Thursday, August 1, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, June 6, 11:30 am–3 pm
*Wednesday, July 3, 10 am–2 pm
*Friday, August 2, 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Saturday, June 8, 2–4 pm
*Thursday, July 4, 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Saturday, August 3, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Saturday, June 15, 9:30–11:30 am
*Friday, July 5, 11:30 am–3 pm
Sunday, August 4, 1–3 pm
Sunday, June 16, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 6, 12:30–3 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Aug
9
Fri
Bridge Builders Day Camp for kids (free) @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

For all kids 4 years old through entering 6th grade!

Day Camp (free): Bridge Builders open to all – Aug 9th & 10th @ Tibbetts UMC
Fri Aug 9th 9 am–3 pm and Sat Aug 10th 9 am–noon

Tibbetts welcomes all to join us for a free interactive two-day camp which seeks to help children discover their gifts and learn how to utilize them to be Bridge Builders in their homes, schools and communities. Jesus models for us how we are to be in relationship with one another: practicing intentional listening, compassion, forgiveness, humility, and engagement with the world around us. Kids will explore these themes through music, crafts, storytelling, and games. Lunch is provided on Friday.

Camp is held on site at Tibbetts UMC: 3940 – 41st Avenue SW in West Seattle. Please email the church office (churchoffice@tibbettsumchurch.org) or Bridge Builders Day Camp Director Rachel Johanson (rachel.johanson@icloud.com) for a
registration form or if you have questions. Please email or bring completed registration forms to Camp on the first day.

Aug
10
Sat
Bridge Builders Day Camp for kids (free) @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

For all kids 4 years old through entering 6th grade!

Day Camp (free): Bridge Builders open to all – Aug 9th & 10th @ Tibbetts UMC
Fri Aug 9th 9 am–3 pm and Sat Aug 10th 9 am–noon

Tibbetts welcomes all to join us for a free interactive two-day camp which seeks to help children discover their gifts and learn how to utilize them to be Bridge Builders in their homes, schools and communities. Jesus models for us how we are to be in relationship with one another: practicing intentional listening, compassion, forgiveness, humility, and engagement with the world around us. Kids will explore these themes through music, crafts, storytelling, and games. Lunch is provided on Friday.

Camp is held on site at Tibbetts UMC: 3940 – 41st Avenue SW in West Seattle. Please email the church office (churchoffice@tibbettsumchurch.org) or Bridge Builders Day Camp Director Rachel Johanson (rachel.johanson@icloud.com) for a
registration form or if you have questions. Please email or bring completed registration forms to Camp on the first day.

Classes: Tai Chi on the Beach 2019 @ Alki Beach Park
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Sixth Annual Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Classes Begin on April 20, 2019 and go until October,19, 2019
Every Single Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Meet Tai Chi Instructor Caylen Storm at the Statue of Liberty on the Alki Boardwalk. Each class is focused on one of the foundations of Dynamic health; Balance, Posture, Breathing and Experiencing the Life Force that animates all of us.

Classes are Free. But, Portraits of Presidents are welcome.

Further information; caylenstorm@gmail.com

Aug
17
Sat
Classes: Tai Chi on the Beach 2019 @ Alki Beach Park
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Sixth Annual Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Classes Begin on April 20, 2019 and go until October,19, 2019
Every Single Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Meet Tai Chi Instructor Caylen Storm at the Statue of Liberty on the Alki Boardwalk. Each class is focused on one of the foundations of Dynamic health; Balance, Posture, Breathing and Experiencing the Life Force that animates all of us.

Classes are Free. But, Portraits of Presidents are welcome.

Further information; caylenstorm@gmail.com

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

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

Aug
24
Sat
Classes: Tai Chi on the Beach 2019 @ Alki Beach Park
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Sixth Annual Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Classes Begin on April 20, 2019 and go until October,19, 2019
Every Single Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Meet Tai Chi Instructor Caylen Storm at the Statue of Liberty on the Alki Boardwalk. Each class is focused on one of the foundations of Dynamic health; Balance, Posture, Breathing and Experiencing the Life Force that animates all of us.

Classes are Free. But, Portraits of Presidents are welcome.

Further information; caylenstorm@gmail.com

Aug
26
Mon
Spoken Word Video: A Seattle Youth Perspective @ Southwest Library
Aug 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Southwest Branch Library: Collaborate to create a video of spoken word that highlights a city landmark.

Join us for three 90-minute sessions where you will explore Seattle, spoken word and video production. Together we will create a video that showcases your connection to this beautiful city. Dive into the world of videography, sound engineering and spoken word as well as getting to know the beautiful city in which we live. For ages 13+. Registration required; class maximum is 15.

This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World!, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling 206-684-7455 or visiting the branch.

The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World!, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

Aug
27
Tue
Spoken Word Video: A Seattle Youth Perspective @ Southwest Library
Aug 27 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Southwest Branch Library: Collaborate to create a video of spoken word that highlights a city landmark.

Join us for three 90-minute sessions where you will explore Seattle, spoken word and video production. Together we will create a video that showcases your connection to this beautiful city. Dive into the world of videography, sound engineering and spoken word as well as getting to know the beautiful city in which we live. For ages 13+. Registration required; class maximum is 15.

This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World!, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling 206-684-7455 or visiting the branch.

The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World!, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

Aug
28
Wed
Spoken Word Video: A Seattle Youth Perspective @ Southwest Library
Aug 28 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Southwest Branch Library: Collaborate to create a video of spoken word that highlights a city landmark.

Join us for three 90-minute sessions where you will explore Seattle, spoken word and video production. Together we will create a video that showcases your connection to this beautiful city. Dive into the world of videography, sound engineering and spoken word as well as getting to know the beautiful city in which we live. For ages 13+. Registration required; class maximum is 15.

This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World!, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling 206-684-7455 or visiting the branch.

The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World!, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

Aug
31
Sat
Classes: Tai Chi on the Beach 2019 @ Alki Beach Park
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Sixth Annual Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Classes Begin on April 20, 2019 and go until October,19, 2019
Every Single Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Meet Tai Chi Instructor Caylen Storm at the Statue of Liberty on the Alki Boardwalk. Each class is focused on one of the foundations of Dynamic health; Balance, Posture, Breathing and Experiencing the Life Force that animates all of us.

Classes are Free. But, Portraits of Presidents are welcome.

Further information; caylenstorm@gmail.com

Sep
7
Sat
Classes: Tai Chi on the Beach 2019 @ Alki Beach Park
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Sixth Annual Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Classes Begin on April 20, 2019 and go until October,19, 2019
Every Single Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Meet Tai Chi Instructor Caylen Storm at the Statue of Liberty on the Alki Boardwalk. Each class is focused on one of the foundations of Dynamic health; Balance, Posture, Breathing and Experiencing the Life Force that animates all of us.

Classes are Free. But, Portraits of Presidents are welcome.

Further information; caylenstorm@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

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

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

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

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

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

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

Sep
14
Sat
Classes: Tai Chi on the Beach 2019 @ Alki Beach Park
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Sixth Annual Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Classes Begin on April 20, 2019 and go until October,19, 2019
Every Single Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Meet Tai Chi Instructor Caylen Storm at the Statue of Liberty on the Alki Boardwalk. Each class is focused on one of the foundations of Dynamic health; Balance, Posture, Breathing and Experiencing the Life Force that animates all of us.

Classes are Free. But, Portraits of Presidents are welcome.

Further information; caylenstorm@gmail.com

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

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

Registration is not necessary but if you care to contact:

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

Sep
21
Sat
Classes: Tai Chi on the Beach 2019 @ Alki Beach Park
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Sixth Annual Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Classes Begin on April 20, 2019 and go until October,19, 2019
Every Single Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Meet Tai Chi Instructor Caylen Storm at the Statue of Liberty on the Alki Boardwalk. Each class is focused on one of the foundations of Dynamic health; Balance, Posture, Breathing and Experiencing the Life Force that animates all of us.

Classes are Free. But, Portraits of Presidents are welcome.

Further information; caylenstorm@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

For more information contact: Mariska@earthcorps.org.

Sep
28
Sat
Classes: Tai Chi on the Beach 2019 @ Alki Beach Park
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Sixth Annual Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Classes Begin on April 20, 2019 and go until October,19, 2019
Every Single Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Meet Tai Chi Instructor Caylen Storm at the Statue of Liberty on the Alki Boardwalk. Each class is focused on one of the foundations of Dynamic health; Balance, Posture, Breathing and Experiencing the Life Force that animates all of us.

Classes are Free. But, Portraits of Presidents are welcome.

Further information; caylenstorm@gmail.com

Sep
29
Sun
Blessing of the Animals @ Alki UCC @ Alki United Church of Christ
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am

Alki United Church of Christ (Alki UCC) invites you to bring your dog, cat, llama, guinea pig, chicken, honey bees, parakeet, lizard (you get the idea) to a special “Blessing of the Animals” worship service on Sunday, September 29 at 10:00 am. Alki UCC is at 6115 SW Hinds in West Seattle.

Important! All pets must be on a leash or in an appropriate carrier/cage.

Children of all ages are also welcome to bring their stuffed animals or photographs of a beloved pet for a blessing.

This custom is conducted in remembrance of Saint Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures.

Please note: Due to potential pet dander allergies, we will be removing the pew cushions for this service. Feel free to bring your own cushion if you would like a softer seat.

Info: office@alkiucc.org

alkiucc.org

Oct
4
Fri
Blessing of the Animals @ Resting Waters Aquamation
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Resting Waters, along with celebrant Danna Schmidt of Waypoint Ceremonies, invites you to our Blessing Of The Animals. Taking inspiration from St. Francis of Assisi, we ask you to bring a photo or a totem that represents your beloved companion for our altar.

“May we see the miracles of life and love in all the animals with which we share our lives:
in the cold nose of a dog,
in the warmth of a cat on your lap,
in the wondrous otherness of the hamster and the songbird,
in the graceful beauty of the goldfish.
Bless them all as they bless us.”

This event is for all animals that occupy our hearts and homes, living or past.

We hope you will join us for a blessed evening.


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

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

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

Oct
5
Sat
Classes: Tai Chi on the Beach 2019 @ Alki Beach Park
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Sixth Annual Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Classes Begin on April 20, 2019 and go until October,19, 2019
Every Single Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Meet Tai Chi Instructor Caylen Storm at the Statue of Liberty on the Alki Boardwalk. Each class is focused on one of the foundations of Dynamic health; Balance, Posture, Breathing and Experiencing the Life Force that animates all of us.

Classes are Free. But, Portraits of Presidents are welcome.

Further information; caylenstorm@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

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

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

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

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

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

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

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

Saturday, October 5th
10 am – noon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mushroom Walk at Camp Long.

Ages 12 and older. Pre-registration required.

Oct
10
Thu
Holocaust Survivor’s Story @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 10 @ 1:30 pm

On Thursday, October 10 at 1:30pm, Holocaust Survivor Pete Metzelaar, who along with his mother was sheltered by the Dutch Underground for two and a half years, will share his story of survival during the Holocaust.

This event at the Senior Center of West Seattle is free and is offered in conjunction with the Holocaust Center for Humanity. Please register by calling 206.932.4044 x1 or at the front desk.

Oct
12
Sat
Classes: Tai Chi on the Beach 2019 @ Alki Beach Park
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Sixth Annual Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Classes Begin on April 20, 2019 and go until October,19, 2019
Every Single Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Meet Tai Chi Instructor Caylen Storm at the Statue of Liberty on the Alki Boardwalk. Each class is focused on one of the foundations of Dynamic health; Balance, Posture, Breathing and Experiencing the Life Force that animates all of us.

Classes are Free. But, Portraits of Presidents are welcome.

Further information; caylenstorm@gmail.com

Oct
15
Tue
Taco truck at West Seattle High School
Oct 15 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

You’re invited to help the WSHS ASB raise money by having lunch at the El Chapulin Oaxaqueño truck when it comes to the campus. This window is between student lunchtimes.

Oct
19
Sat
Classes: Tai Chi on the Beach 2019 @ Alki Beach Park
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Sixth Annual Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Classes Begin on April 20, 2019 and go until October,19, 2019
Every Single Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Meet Tai Chi Instructor Caylen Storm at the Statue of Liberty on the Alki Boardwalk. Each class is focused on one of the foundations of Dynamic health; Balance, Posture, Breathing and Experiencing the Life Force that animates all of us.

Classes are Free. But, Portraits of Presidents are welcome.

Further information; caylenstorm@gmail.com

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

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

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

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

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

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

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

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

Food: Nacho Mama food truck

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

Oct
26
Sat
West Seattle Community Orchestras Gala @ Alki Masonic Center
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join the West Seattle Community Orchestra (WSCO) on Saturday, October 26th for WSCO’s biggest event and fundraiser of the year! The evening will include chamber music performed by WSCO members, a performance by the West Seattle Big Band, and a silent auction featuring experiences from the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Teatro Zinzanni, and Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra to name a few. There will also be a chance to win a $400 gift certificate to Canlis. Support WSCO programs while having a blast at our 2019 Gala event!

WSCO provides community musicians of all ages and abilities with opportunities for performance and growth. Join them for an evening of fun as you support them in continuing to provide FREE TUITION to all K-12 students!

Tickets are available online at https://www.wscorchestras.org/2019-gala

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | Alki Masonic Hall

6:00 PM Doors Open

7:00 PM Dinner

8:00 PM Dessert Dash & Raise the Paddle

Oct
29
Tue
West Seattle Toastmasters ‘Tales from the Hearth’ @ The Kenney
Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

WS Toastmasters’ “Tales from the Hearth”

Tales from the Hearth hosted by West Seattle Toastmasters 832
Tuesday, October 29, 6:30-8:00 PM
The Kenney, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA 98136

Join us for this special meeting of the West Seattle Toastmasters club. Our members will present speeches inspired by the autumn season. This is a free event and guests are welcome! Visit our club website at westseattletm832.org to learn more.

Nov
2
Sat
Kenya fundraiser @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Nov 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Africa, Kenya Fundraiser by Books and Bricks Global, Nov 2nd @ 5 pm

Enjoy Kenyan food today while fundraising for education with Books and Bricks Global. Event time is 5 pm – 7 pm at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in West Seattle. Donations are expected. Read more at www.booksandbricks.org

RSVP is required – please email office@booksandbricksglobal.org

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

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

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

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

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

Email: alison@tinkergarten.com.

Nov
10
Sun
Concert & auction to build a dorm in Tanzania @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Concert by award-winning Naby Camara. Benefit for Karatu Education Fund. Backstory in this WSB story. Tickets at the door – if you want a reservation, you can email info@karatu-edfund.org

Nov
20
Wed
Annual Potluck and Silent Auction @ Office of Indian Child Welfare
Nov 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Office of Indian Child Welfare is celebrating Native American Month with their annual potluck and silent auction.

The event is open to the public and there will be many tribes represented. The event includes drumming and an opportunity to meet the amazing people who serve our youth.

Donations for the silent auction that raises money for the local client fund at the DCYF office would be greatly appreciated. Contact Nancy Spiro directly to donate at: 206-261-5381.

Nov
23
Sat
Alzheimer’s Association benefit concert @ Skylark Café & Club
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club; benefit concert for the Alzheimer’s Association – featuring Bent Not Broken, and All You Can Eat.

$10 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds go to the Alzehimer’s Association. Doors at 7 pm and music at 8 pm.
Ages 21+

Nov
24
Sun
The Roots of Music Benefit Show – All Ages @ Skylark Café & Club
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us on Nov 24 at at Skylark Café to raise money for The Roots of Music, providing music education for at risk youth.

All proceeds will go to The Roots of Music so come have a good time and get some raffle tickets!.

There will be awesome prizes donated from Neko Case, Sub Pop, Tacocat, Vann Studios, Ivars , Kidd Valley AND MORE!

ALL AGES. Skylark Cafe 7-9pm, performances by Eva Walker, Craig Suede, THEM, and more TBA.

Dec
1
Sun
Seattle Civic Dance Theatre Community Pancake Breakfast @ Alki Masonic Center
Dec 1 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Community Pancake Breakfast Hosted By Seattle Civic Dance Theatre of West Seattle Sunday, December 1st, from 8:30 am to 11 am at the Alki Masonic Hall, 4736 40th Ave SW.

Please join us for our 1st annual event hosted by the Seattle Civic Dance Theatre. This fundraiser supports Dance! West Seattle and all proceeds go towards scholarships, costumes and pointe shoes for dancers.

There will be a raffle, live performance from our Dance! West Seattle Concert Dancers and possibly a surprise guest!

We will be serving pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice, coffee and gluten-free pancakes will be available also!

Pre-paid Tickets are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 children 3-16, kids under 3 eat free
Tickets at the door will be $15.00 per person
Pre-pay for tickets at this link: https://tinyurl.com/SCDT-pancake

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

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

Winter Wander Along Longfellow Creek at Camp Long.

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

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

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

Everyone attending the program must be registered.

Meet the leader at the Camp Long Lodge.

Dec
19
Thu
Ouija Boob EP Release & Books to Prisoners Benefit Show @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club.

Ouija Boob‘s long-awaited summer EP release party is finally here and it’s a benefit for Seattle-based Books to Prisoners!

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

Rachaels Children – performance-centered punk
https://www.facebook.com/RachaelsChildren/
Ron Hexagon – lo-fi pop songs about love & pizza
https://ronhexagon.bandcamp.com/
Slayanne – gay for Satan lofi gender neutral ear sensation
https://soundcloud.com/roroeverde

Ages 21+

Jan
6
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

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

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

Jan
11
Sat
Introduction to Zen Class @ The Fauntleroy Church
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Bring your curiosity, your questions, and a friend to our free “Intro to Zen” class.

Whether you’re a long-time Buddhist practitioner or a Buddhist skeptic, whether you meditate frequently or you’ve never meditated before, whether you’re wearing a black Buddhist robe or a ski jacket, your presence and your questions are welcome here.

Abbot Koshin Chris Cain and Elizabeth Fitterer will lead the two-part program:

Part 1: Why Zen?

  • Introductions. Any questions about Zen?
  • What we love about Zen and how we got into it.
  • What’s the goal of practice at this Zen Center?

Break: tea and cookies

Part 2: Our Zen Center

  • Meditation instructions: chairs, cushions, and benches.
  • Brief explanations of Zen ritual: tea, chanting, the role of the jiki and shoji, bowing.
  • A very brief version of a Zen service-tea, jiki offers incense, one chant, bowing, sitting for 5 minutes, walking meditation.

Discussion and questions

Introduction to Zen Class @ The Fauntleroy Church
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Bring your curiosity, your questions, and a friend to our free “Intro to Zen” class.

Whether you’re a long-time Buddhist practitioner or a Buddhist skeptic, whether you meditate frequently or you’ve never meditated before, whether you’re wearing a black Buddhist robe or a ski jacket, your presence and your questions are welcome here.

Abbot Koshin Chris Cain and Elizabeth Fitterer will lead the two-part program:

Part 1: Why Zen?

  • Introductions. Any questions about Zen?
  • What we love about Zen and how we got into it.
  • What’s the goal of practice at this Zen Center?

Break: tea and cookies

Part 2: Our Zen Center

  • Meditation instructions: chairs, cushions, and benches.
  • Brief explanations of Zen ritual: tea, chanting, the role of the jiki and shoji, bowing.
  • A very brief version of a Zen service-tea, jiki offers incense, one chant, bowing, sitting for 5 minutes, walking meditation.

Discussion and questions

Jan
13
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

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

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

This trial class is:

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

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

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

This trial class is free.

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

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

Jan
20
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

Jan
24
Fri
Promised Land Documentary @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC) presents a special screening of Promised Land, a social justice documentary on the Duwamish and Chinook tribes, their fight for restoration, and the federal recognition process’s stance toward indigenous sovereignty today.

Doors open at 7PM for appetizers, drinks, and socializing, with the film starting at 8PM. A representative from the Duwamish Tribe and also the filmmaker will be in attendance to introduce the film and to lead discussion afterward.

$10 donation at the door, half of which will be given toward the Tribes’ fight for restoration and recognition.

From the filmmakers:

Promised Land is an award-winning social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they’ve long been denied. In following their story, the film examines a larger problem in the way that the government and society still looks at tribal sovereignty.

Jan
26
Sun
Storytelling Festival on Vashon @ Vashon Theatre
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Vashon Wilderness Program (VWP) will host its 13th Annual Storytelling Festival on Sunday, January 26 at 1pm at the Vashon Theatre on Vashon Island. This free, family-friendly event is “for the community, by the community” and will feature nature-based stories–personal, mythic, and ancestral–told by VWP’s seasoned staff and audience members alike.

Storytelling is a core routine at VWP’s nature-immersion programs. Their staff practice oral traditions to inspire the children and instill valuable lessons in wilderness survival, naturalist skills, and community building. VWP students also practice sharing their own stories, both to help deepen their learning journeys and to discover their authentic voices.

Audience members of all ages are invited to bring a prepared 5-minute story, spin a tale in the One-Minute Story-thon, or join the fun, interactive group storytelling improv games.

The Storytelling Festival is best suited for ages 4 and older. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to purchase snacks and sign up for a tellers’ spot.

VWP (a 501c3 non-profit) provides nature immersion programs for people for all ages from Vashon and surrounding Puget Sound communities. To date, VWP has helped nearly 4,500 children, teens, adults, and families connect deeply with themselves, each other, and nature through their transformative nature mentoring programs, camps, workshops, and trainings.

Jan
27
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

Jan
30
Thu
Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and an Evolving Faith @ Alki United Church of Christ (Alki UCC) Parlor
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where is Christianity headed in the 21st Century? Join us as we explore the possibilities!

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith offers provocative ideas on how our faith interacts with the world of expanding scientific knowledge. The seven-session evening program features video presentations followed by small group discussions.

The registration deadline is Friday, January 24.

We suggest a donation of $15 to cover materials.

“When I have a terrible need of—dare I say, ‘religion’—then I go outside at night and paint the stars.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

Feb
3
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

Feb
6
Thu
Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and an Evolving Faith @ Alki United Church of Christ (Alki UCC) Parlor
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where is Christianity headed in the 21st Century? Join us as we explore the possibilities!

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith offers provocative ideas on how our faith interacts with the world of expanding scientific knowledge. The seven-session evening program features video presentations followed by small group discussions.

The registration deadline is Friday, January 24.

We suggest a donation of $15 to cover materials.

“When I have a terrible need of—dare I say, ‘religion’—then I go outside at night and paint the stars.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

Sue Quigley, Julia Francis, and Friends @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sue Quigley, Julia Francis, and Friends
February 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sue Quigley, Julia Francis, and Friends telling stories with songs!
An evening of storytelling and song crafting and how they inform each other

Feb
8
Sat
Revelation Art Event @ West Seattle Christian Church
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of fellowship and fun as we look to the Word of God for creative inspiration to reveal our inner artists. Inspired by the Parable of the Mustard Seed, this workshop will see you guided by an experienced artist and amazed by what you create!

Tickets are $30 per person and cover everything you need, including a $5 donation to West Seattle Helpline.

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

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

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

Feb
10
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

Feb
13
Thu
Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and an Evolving Faith @ Alki United Church of Christ (Alki UCC) Parlor
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where is Christianity headed in the 21st Century? Join us as we explore the possibilities!

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith offers provocative ideas on how our faith interacts with the world of expanding scientific knowledge. The seven-session evening program features video presentations followed by small group discussions.

The registration deadline is Friday, January 24.

We suggest a donation of $15 to cover materials.

“When I have a terrible need of—dare I say, ‘religion’—then I go outside at night and paint the stars.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

Feb
17
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

Feb
20
Thu
Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and an Evolving Faith @ Alki United Church of Christ (Alki UCC) Parlor
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where is Christianity headed in the 21st Century? Join us as we explore the possibilities!

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith offers provocative ideas on how our faith interacts with the world of expanding scientific knowledge. The seven-session evening program features video presentations followed by small group discussions.

The registration deadline is Friday, January 24.

We suggest a donation of $15 to cover materials.

“When I have a terrible need of—dare I say, ‘religion’—then I go outside at night and paint the stars.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

Feb
24
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

Feb
27
Thu
Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and an Evolving Faith @ Alki United Church of Christ (Alki UCC) Parlor
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where is Christianity headed in the 21st Century? Join us as we explore the possibilities!

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith offers provocative ideas on how our faith interacts with the world of expanding scientific knowledge. The seven-session evening program features video presentations followed by small group discussions.

The registration deadline is Friday, January 24.

We suggest a donation of $15 to cover materials.

“When I have a terrible need of—dare I say, ‘religion’—then I go outside at night and paint the stars.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

Mar
2
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

Mar
5
Thu
Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and an Evolving Faith @ Alki United Church of Christ (Alki UCC) Parlor
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where is Christianity headed in the 21st Century? Join us as we explore the possibilities!

Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith offers provocative ideas on how our faith interacts with the world of expanding scientific knowledge. The seven-session evening program features video presentations followed by small group discussions.

The registration deadline is Friday, January 24.

We suggest a donation of $15 to cover materials.

“When I have a terrible need of—dare I say, ‘religion’—then I go outside at night and paint the stars.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

Mar
7
Sat
Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School Auction @ Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School
Mar 7 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our annual auction to help keep tuition low and enhance school programs.

Founded in 1927, Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School provides diverse families a faith-filled, dual-language education rooted in academic excellence and the mission to help students become productive, global citizens.

Mar
9
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

Mar
16
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

Mar
23
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

Mar
30
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.