West Seattle Event Calendar

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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
The Seattle Solidarity March for Lolita @ Alki Beach Park
Jan 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Seattle Solidarity March for Lolita, a Southern Resident Killer Whale who has been in captivity for 44 years, will be held Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Alki Beach Park. Participants will gather at 1:00 p.m. at the Statue of Liberty Plaza, at the intersection of Alki Ave S.W. and 61st Ave. S.W., with the march beginning at 1:15 p.m.

The public is invited to this peaceful demonstration of our support for Lolita, and our hope that she will be allowed to retire and return to her home in the Salish Sea. The theme of the march is “She’s there now, but she belongs here.” We will walk approximately one mile along the accessible pedestrian pathway; signs are welcome.

This grassroots march is being held in conjunction with the Miracle March for Lolita at the Miami SeaQuarium in Miami, Florida, where Lolita currently performs. Over 1000 people from around the world are expected to demonstrate in support of Lolita in Miami, as well as at marches in San Diego, Los Angeles, Colorado Springs, Germany and the UK. These events are in anticipation of the National Atmospheric and Aviation Administration’s decision on how the Endangered Species Act should apply to Lolita, which is due at the end of the month.

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2022749958_lolitaxml.html

More information on the Seattle event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/824071510970187

More information on the Miracle March for Lolita in Miami:
https://www.facebook.com/events/541665699295430

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
29
Thu
2015
Whale Trail Volunteer Meeting @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

When: Thursday January 29, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: C&P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor)
RSVP: brown paper tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1203713

Do you want to help the southern resident orcas and other marine mammals? Volunteer for The Whale Trail and put your skills to work for the whales. Together, we’ll create a better future for them.

At this meeting, we’ll share our vision and goals for 2015 and beyond. Sign up for specific activities that you want to help with, or and areas of interest you want to learn more about. Help us chart our course for the new year, and learn what you can do to be part of it.

All ages welcome. Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP by registering at brown paper tickets, so we know how many people to expect.

Feb
1
Sun
2015
Backyard Birds class @ West Seattle Nursery
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

At the West Seattle Nursery:

February 1, 1-2 pm
Backyard Birds: feeding and caring for wild birds
$10

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
10
Tue
2015
35th SW Road Safety Corridor Project meeting @ Neighborhood House's High Point Center
Mar 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

35th Avenue SW Road Safety Corridor Project

Please join us at our upcoming Design Alternatives Review meetings:

Tuesday, March 10, 630 to 830 PM
Neighborhood House, Room 207, 6400 Sylvan Way SW

Thursday, March 12, 315 to 515 PM
Southwest Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, 9010 35th Avenue SW

Mar
12
Thu
2015
35th SW Road Safety Corridor meeting @ Southwest Library
Mar 12 @ 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm

35th Avenue SW Road Safety Corridor Project

Please join us at our upcoming Design Alternatives Review meetings:

Tuesday, March 10, 630 to 830 PM
Neighborhood House, Room 207, 6400 Sylvan Way SW

Thursday, March 12, 315 to 515 PM
Southwest Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, 9010 35th Avenue SW

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.

Apr
27
Mon
2015
Curious about bike commuting? WS workshop! @ Delridge Library
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Are you interested in using a bicycle to commute to work, school, errands, appointments and/or recreation?

May is Seattle Bike Month. You can join hundreds of other West Seattleites on Bike to Work Day or any day of the year.

Explore getting around your community and city by bicycle.

In preparation for Bike Month, West Seattle Bike Connections is holding a Bike Commuting Workshop at the Delridge Library Meeting Room on Monday, April 27th from 6 to 7:30 PM.

The workshop is for people new to bike commuting or those who want to learn more about routes and improving their safety and comfort while riding.

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
16
Sat
2015
SDOT Walking Tour – 35th Ave SW
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SDOT has announced a walking tour in May for the 35th SW Road Safety Corridor Project:

May 16th (9 am-noon), 35th SW walking tour (details/meeting place TBA)

Learn more at SDOT’s project page: 35th SW Road Safety Corridor Project and WSB’s coverage of recent updates to the project.

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

SDOT Walking Tour – SW Roxbury Street
May 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SDOT has announced a walking tour in May for the SW Roxbury Street Road Safety Corridor Project:

May 20th (5:30 pm to 7:30 pm), Roxbury walking tour (details/meeting place TBA)

Learn more at SDOT’s project page: SW Roxbury Street Road Safety Corridor Project and WSB’s coverage of recent updates to the project.

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

May
31
Sun
2015
Seal Sitters presents ‘Flipper Fest’ @ Alki Bathhouse
May 31 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Seal Sitters MMSN will host “Flipper Fest“, a free educational outreach event, on Sunday, May 31st, from 1-5 pm at the Alki Bathhouse.

The event will feature 15 organizations with interactive exhibits on pinnipeds, cetaceans and invertebrates – as well as information on the devastating effects of marine debris and pollution in our waters. There will be a demonstration on how to secure crabs pots to keep marine mammals safe from dangerous entanglements.

Kids will find lots of art activities, including the creation of marine-themed artwork from plastic bottle caps collected by our volunteers. Weather permitting, there will be a life-size inflatable orca on site.

Several raffle drawings will be held throughout the afternoon for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

We hope to see you and your friends there! Not only will you learn alot, we predict you’ll have some fun doing so and leave “Flipper Fest” empowered with ways you can help protect marine life.

For more information and a complete listing of participants, visit Seal Sitters “Flipper Fest” webpage @ http://www.sealsitters.org/news/flipper_fest.html

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
Alaskan Way Viaduct stakeholder group meeting @ Safeco Field, Ellis Pavilion
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This is a reminder that the next AWV stakeholder group meeting will be held Thursday, June 25.

Meeting details: Thursday, June 25th, 4 – 6 pm. Safeco Field, Ellis Pavilion. The entrance is on First Avenue South, just north of the home plate gate at First Avenue South and Edgar Martinez Drive South. Free parking is available courtesy of the Mariners in the Safeco Field parking garage on Edgar Martinez Drive South. We’ll send the agenda for this meeting in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please emailviaduct@wsdot.wa.gov or call Taylor Hodges at 206-805-2883.

Thanks,
Taylor Hodges Communications Team Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program

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
15
Wed
2015
35th SW Road Safety Corridor meeting @ Neighborhood House High Point Center
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SDOT will unveil its plan for the 35th SW Road Safety Corridor Project Wednesday, July 15th, 7-9 pm at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center (6400 Sylvan Way – room 207). If you’re just catching up with the 35th SW Safety Project, there’s backstory on the city’s webpage.

Two more opportunities:

35th SW Road Safety Corridor meeting
Thursday, July 16, 2015
6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Southwest Branch Seattle Public Library
9010 35th Avenue SW

35th SW Road Safety Corridor info event
Tuesday, August 4
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Night Out – High Point
Central Commons

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
4
Tue
2015
35th SW Road Safety Corridor info event @ High Point Commons Park
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn about SDOT’s planned 35th SW Road Safety Corridor Project Tuesday, August 4th, 6–8 pm during “Night Out” event at High Point Central Commons.

Aug
8
Sat
2015
Open Hive Demonstrations @ West Seattle Bee Garden
Aug 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mark your calendars folks! The WSBG will be hosting open hive demonstrations this summer! Bring your kids, and your questions! We’ll begin with a quick talk about bees and pollination, then open the hives! The fun begins at 11 am.

Here are the dates:
Saturday 8/8
Wednesday 8/12
Tuesday 8/18

(Location)

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
12
Wed
2015
Open Hive Demonstrations @ West Seattle Bee Garden
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mark your calendars folks! The WSBG will be hosting open hive demonstrations this summer! Bring your kids, and your questions! We’ll begin with a quick talk about bees and pollination, then open the hives! The fun begins at 11 am.

Here are the dates:
Saturday 8/8
Wednesday 8/12
Tuesday 8/18

(Location)

Aug
15
Sat
2015
Seal Sitters new volunteer training @ Alki UCC
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Seal Sitters Marine Mammal Stranding Network will hold a new volunteer training on Saturday, August 15, 2015, from 10 am–12:30 pm.

When: Saturday, August 15, 2015
Time: 10 am–12:30 pm
Training starts promptly at 10 am (please arrive early: doors open for
registration and paperwork at 9:30)

RSVP required (see below)

Help protect wildlife! Volunteer with Seal Sitters Marine Mammal Stranding Network. On Saturday afternoon, June 13th, we will be holding a special training for those wanting to protect marine mammals along the shoreline of West Seattle and the Duwamish River. Unlike most marine mammal stranding networks, we encourage children to participate in Seal Sitters – supervised at all times, of course, by a parent or guardian. We are so proud of our amazing and dedicated volunteers who are on duty rain or shine – we hope you will join us!

A multi-media presentation will illustrate Seal Sitters MMSN’s educational work in the community and the unique challenges of protecting seals and other marine mammals in an urban environment. Included in the training is an overview of NOAA’s Western Region Marine Mammal Stranding Network and biology and behavior of seals and other common pinnipeds.

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT LOCATION AND TO RSVP, visit Seal Sitters’ event page. RSVP is required to assure seating. (Please include full name and name/ages of children)

Seal Sitters MMSN averages 200 responses each year to reports of marine mammals (large or small species, dead or alive) on the beach. 90% of those responses are to vulnerable harbor seal pups during our busiest time of year – late summer and fall. Pupping season is now underway in South Puget Sound and Seal Sitters has responded to 4 newborn pups since the end of May. We are happy to say that one of those pups, Little Dipper (abandoned and rescued from Lincoln Park) is doing well in rehab at PAWS Wildlife Center. Visit www.blubberblog.org to learn more about Little Dipper and Seal Sitters’ recent activities.

Please join us on August 15th and help ensure that seal pups and other marine mammals can rest safely on our beaches. Due to time constraints of volunteers during the height of pupping season in West Seattle (usually August – October), this will be our final training for this season until later in the Fall. We hope you can attend!

Little Critters @ Southwest Library
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, August 15, 2015, 11 am–12 pm at the Southwest Branch Library:

Educators from the Woodland Park Zoo teach you about an animal through puppet stories, and then let you meet and touch that animal in real life! Animal species won’t be known in advance. For ages 5 and under.

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

Aug
18
Tue
2015
Open Hive Demonstrations @ West Seattle Bee Garden
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mark your calendars folks! The WSBG will be hosting open hive demonstrations this summer! Bring your kids, and your questions! We’ll begin with a quick talk about bees and pollination, then open the hives! The fun begins at 11 am.

Here are the dates:
Saturday 8/8
Wednesday 8/12
Tuesday 8/18

(Location)

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
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
25
Fri
2015
Free soup and sandwich lunch @ Seaview Methodist Church
Sep 25 @ 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

Oct
1
Thu
2015
Longfellow Creek Fall Salmon Survey – Volunteer Orientation @ Chaco Canyon Organic Café
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Puget Soundkeeper as we investigate the health of our local salmon runs at Longfellow Creek this fall! Volunteers will assess the effects of urban runoff on wildlife by conducting a pre-spawn mortality survey of Coho salmon. Volunteers needed for weekly surveys from October to early December.

Volunteer Orientation at West Seattle
October 1st, 2015
6 pm to 7:30 pm
Chaco Canyon Cafe

RSVP at michelle@pugetsoundkeeper.org

Oct
7
Wed
2015
AWV stakeholder meeting @ Safeco Field
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program Stakeholders Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 7th
4 to 6 pm
Safeco Field, Ellis Pavilion

The entrance is on First Avenue South, just north of the home plate gate at First Avenue South and Edgar Martinez Drive South. Free parking is available courtesy of the Mariners in the Safeco Field parking garage on Edgar Martinez Drive South. The code to the parking garage is 1995.

If you have any questions, please email viaduct@wsdot.wa.gov or call Taylor Hodges at 206-805-2883

Oct
13
Tue
2015
Ants, Orcas and Creatures of the Deep @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Internationally-renowned author and killer whale expert Erich Hoyt will speak in October along the Whale Trail at locations in British Columbia and Puget Sound.

“Orca Tour 2015” celebrates the seasonal return of the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales to central Puget Sound and builds awareness of the whales throughout their range in the Salish Sea and along the Pacific Coast. This transboundary tour is especially timely with the birth of the fifth calf in the Southern Resident Killer Whale pods since December 2014.

“The birth of five new calves in J, K and L pods gives us five more reasons to recover this population. The collaborative nature of the Orca Tour demonstrates our shared commitment to restore salmon, reduce toxins and create quieter seas,” said Donna Sandstrom, founder and director of The Whale Trail.

Organized by The Whale Trail and local sponsoring organizations, Hoyt’s talk in West Seattle is scheduled for:

October 13th – “Ants, Orcas and Creatures of the Deep” hosted by The Whale Trail at the Hall at Fauntleroy in West Seattle.

Tickets for the Washington talks are available through Brown Paper Tickets,
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2259670.

Erich Hoyt’s first killer whale expedition to Johnstone Strait sailed from Victoria, BC in June 1973. He proceeded to spend parts of the next 10 summers with orcas, culminating in his now classic book Orca: The Whale Called Killer. He is the author of 22 books including The Earth Dwellers and Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises. His most recent book is the greatly expanded Creatures of the Deep, with state-of-the-art photographs and stories of amazing species new to science.

In 1999 Hoyt, a Whale and Dolphin Conservation Research Fellow, co-founded the Far East Russia Orca Project (FEROP) to learn more about orca pods targeted for aquarium captures and to get Russian students involved in science and conservation of killer whales in Russian waters. Now in its 15th year, FEROP has recorded the Russian pods and photo-IDed some 1500 orcas off Kamchatka and in the Commander Islands—including three white orcas found so far in the study areas.

“We are living in an era and in a part of the world where whale research has exploded,” said Hoyt. “And we¹ve got some amazing orca stories to tell here—mostly positive, some heartbreaking, but all compelling.”

Orca Tour 2015 celebrates the growing transboundary success and collaboration between British Columbia organizations and The Whale Trail – a model for conservation everywhere. The Whale Trail is working closely with the BC Cetacean Sightings Network and other groups to add new Whale Trail sites from Victoria to Prince Rupert.

For more information on The Whale Trail and Orca Tour 2015, go to:

http://orcatour.org and http://www.facebook.com/orcatour2015

http://www.thewhaletrail.org and http://www.facebook.com/thewhaletrail.org

Oct
14
Wed
2015
ORCA Lift Card enrollment @ Neighborhood House High Point
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Seattle is staffing a location for West Seattle residents to qualify for enrollment in the ORCA LIFT Card program.

We will have staff available each Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM beginning October 14th.

The location is Neighborhood House at High Point, and the address is 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA. Phone is: (206) 588-4900

Oct
21
Wed
2015
ORCA Lift Card enrollment @ Neighborhood House High Point
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Seattle is staffing a location for West Seattle residents to qualify for enrollment in the ORCA LIFT Card program.

We will have staff available each Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM beginning October 14th.

The location is Neighborhood House at High Point, and the address is 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA. Phone is: (206) 588-4900

Oct
23
Fri
2015
Free soup and sandwich lunch @ Seaview Methodist Church
Oct 23 @ 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

Oct
28
Wed
2015
ORCA Lift Card enrollment @ Neighborhood House High Point
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Seattle is staffing a location for West Seattle residents to qualify for enrollment in the ORCA LIFT Card program.

We will have staff available each Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM beginning October 14th.

The location is Neighborhood House at High Point, and the address is 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA. Phone is: (206) 588-4900

Nov
4
Wed
2015
ORCA Lift Card enrollment @ Neighborhood House High Point
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Seattle is staffing a location for West Seattle residents to qualify for enrollment in the ORCA LIFT Card program.

We will have staff available each Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM beginning October 14th.

The location is Neighborhood House at High Point, and the address is 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA. Phone is: (206) 588-4900

Nov
8
Sun
2015
‘Meditation and Transforming the Mind’ class @ SoundYoga
Nov 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

At Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor):

“Meditation and Transforming the Mind” a talk by Buddhist Monk Gen Khedrub at Sound Yoga, on Sunday, November 8, 11:00 am–12:30 pm.

Meditation is not only a simple and healthy way to relax and deal with stress, but it can also be a powerful tool for deeply transforming our mind and our habits. Buddha taught that all our suffering arises from delusions in our mind – moments of anger, jealousy, desirous attachment and self-grasping ignorance. This special event with Gen Khedrub will focus on the basics of meditation and then on how we can develop our practice of meditation so that it becomes a tool for finding deep and lasting inner peace, real liberation from our delusions.

$10 ($5 for students/seniors). Registration is not required, please just drop in!

Sound Yoga
5639 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 9813

For more information:
http://meditateinseattle.org/events-and-retreats/events/westseattlenovember8#.VimxuX6rTBQ

Nov
11
Wed
2015
ORCA Lift Card enrollment @ Neighborhood House High Point
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Seattle is staffing a location for West Seattle residents to qualify for enrollment in the ORCA LIFT Card program.

We will have staff available each Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM beginning October 14th.

The location is Neighborhood House at High Point, and the address is 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA. Phone is: (206) 588-4900

Nov
18
Wed
2015
ORCA Lift Card enrollment @ Neighborhood House High Point
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Seattle is staffing a location for West Seattle residents to qualify for enrollment in the ORCA LIFT Card program.

We will have staff available each Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM beginning October 14th.

The location is Neighborhood House at High Point, and the address is 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA. Phone is: (206) 588-4900

Nov
25
Wed
2015
ORCA Lift Card enrollment @ Neighborhood House High Point
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Seattle is staffing a location for West Seattle residents to qualify for enrollment in the ORCA LIFT Card program.

We will have staff available each Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM beginning October 14th.

The location is Neighborhood House at High Point, and the address is 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA. Phone is: (206) 588-4900

Nov
27
Fri
2015
Free soup and sandwich lunch @ Seaview Methodist Church
Nov 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

Dec
2
Wed
2015
ORCA Lift Card enrollment @ Neighborhood House High Point
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Seattle is staffing a location for West Seattle residents to qualify for enrollment in the ORCA LIFT Card program.

We will have staff available each Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM beginning October 14th.

The location is Neighborhood House at High Point, and the address is 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA. Phone is: (206) 588-4900

Dec
3
Thu
2015
The Whale Trail Speaker Series: SRKW Research Update w/ Brad Hanson @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The next in the 2015 series Orca Talks hosted by The Whale Trail in West Seattle is about Southern Resident Killer Whales Research Update with Brad Hanson of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, and takes place Thursday December 3rd, 7:00–9:00 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). $5 suggested donation, kids free. Advance Tickets are available online.

Over the past year, six new calves have been born to the Southern Resident Killer Whales (J, K and L pods). What does that mean for this endangered population – how healthy are they overall? What have we learned over the past year, and what are the most pressing questions still to be addressed?

Join us to hear the latest findings and future research directions, presented by Dr. Brad Hanson, NWFSC lead killer whale researcher.

Buy tickets now to reserve your seat. And hurry – this will likely sell out.

This is the second in the 2015/2016 Orca Talk series hosted by The Whale Trail in West Seattle. The event also features updates from Robin Lindsay (Seal Sitters), and Diver Laura James (tox-ick.org). Come early and share some holiday cheer!

About the Speaker:
Brad Hanson joined the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in April of 2003. Previously, Brad worked as a Wildlife Biologist at the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle, WA. Brad received a Ph.D. from the University of Washington where he worked on the development of improved tag attachment systems for small cetaceans. He also holds an M.S. in Fisheries from the University of Washington and a B.A. in Zoology also from the University of Washington. Brad is an ecologist and is currently studying foraging and habitat use of Southern Resident killer whales and health assessment of harbor and Dall’s porpoises.

About The Whale Trail
The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites around the region where the public may view orcas and other marine mammals from shore. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment by establishing a network of viewing sites along the whales’ trails through the Salish Sea and the coastal waters of the Pacific Northwest.

Our goals are to increase awareness that our marine waters are home to orcas and other species; connect visitors to orcas, other marine wildlife and their habitat; inspire stewardship and build community; promote land-based whale watching. Our over-arching goal is to ensure the southern resident orcas do not go extinct.

Through our current sites and signs, including two on every Washington State ferry, we reach more than 30 million people each year. The Whale Trail is currently adding new sites along the North American west coast, from BC to California.

The Whale Trail is led by a core team of partners including NOAA Fisheries, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Seattle Aquarium, the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and the Whale Museum. We’re working with planning teams in BC led by the BC Cetacean Sighting Network, and in Oregon led by the Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership. Donna Sandstrom is the Founder and Executive Director. The Whale Trail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, registered in Washington State. Join us!

Dec
9
Wed
2015
ORCA Lift Card enrollment @ Neighborhood House High Point
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Seattle is staffing a location for West Seattle residents to qualify for enrollment in the ORCA LIFT Card program.

We will have staff available each Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM beginning October 14th.

The location is Neighborhood House at High Point, and the address is 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA. Phone is: (206) 588-4900

Dec
11
Fri
2015
Winter Fishing on Puget Sound – free seminar @ Emerald Water Anglers
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

December 11th at Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor):

December 11th — Winter Fishing on Puget Sound — 6:30 pm @ EWA Store — FREE

EWA guide Alex Collier will discuss winter tactics and equipment for staying in touch with the residents of Puget Sound. Which flies, what beaches, tides and other little tidbits to help you find success on the Sound during this winter season.

6:30 pm / FREE

Please RSVP at store

206-708-7250
shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

Dec
12
Sat
2015
“Rejuvenating our Souls” @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Dec 12 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

“You were born to walk with God…So why would you walk alone?”
– Dr. Steve McSwain

On the afternoon of December 12 from 1:30-4:30, join St. John’s for a way-point in the middle of the Advent season. For a few hours, rest in quiet, make space for the Holy, and engage in quiet activities (suggestions will be offered and some materials provided.) This season of waiting and expectant anticipation can often incite chaos, anxiety, and sadness within our hearts. In the ninth century, Paschasius Radbertus wrote of one of the ancient names for Mary: Star of the Sea. He offered that Mary is a guide to be followed on the way to Christ “lest we capsize amid the storm-tossed waves of the sea.”

On December 12, let’s savor the afternoon together as a respite from the sometimes turbulent times of the march from Advent to Christmas and rejuvenate our souls together so we may more fully engage the excitement of Incarnation during the remaining weeks leading to Christmas.

Rejuvenating our Souls:
December 12th, 1:30-4:30 pm
St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church

$10 suggested donation for non-members. Please RSVP to mcarroccino@sjbwestseattle.org or by calling St. John’s at 206-937-4545.

Fred Talks series: Hanukkah stories @ Alki UCC/Kol HaNeshamah
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Per Kol HaNeshamah, their next “FRED Talk”:

Essayist, poet and award-winning storyteller Merna Ann Hecht will share an evening of Jewish stories taken from the treasure troves of both Eastern European and Sephardic tradition, Saturday evening, Dec. 12, beginning at 8 pm at West Seattle’s Kol HaNeshamah progressive reform synagogue community.

Listen to Hecht as she draws from Jewish tales of wisdom, stories of the great teaching rabbis and Hanukkah lore. This lively evening is slated for listeners ages nine to 99.

“In our digital age, storytelling transports us back to a slower, gentler time,” Hecht says. “The stories I will share are a celebration of the light and hope of Hanukkah, and speak to the love of storytelling that is woven into Jewish history and tradition.”

Hecht, the recipient of the 2008 National Storytelling Network Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling, is also the founder and co-director of the Stories of Arrival: Refugee and Immigrant Youth Voices Poetry project at Foster High School in Tukwila, WA. She teaches creative writing, humanities and social justice courses for the University of WA, Tacoma.

Hecht is part of an ongoing series of FRED or Fresh Relevant Educational and Dynamic talks at Kol HaNeshamah, 6115 SW Hinds in West Seattle. The talks feature members from the progressive synagogue who share topics or skills they have with the community.

The suggested donation for the evening is $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and students. FRED Talks series is part of Kol HaNeshamah’s Annual Giving Campaign. KHN is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.

For information contact Sheila Abrahams at info@khnseattle.org or 206-935-1590.

Who doesn’t love a good story!

Dec
13
Sun
2015
Ultimate Christmas Party @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Ultimate Christmas Party
Sunday December 13th 12:00–1:15 pm
Senior Center of West Seattle

Free Admission
Bible Story, Songs, Snacks, Games, Fun

Sponsored by Calvary Chapel West Seattle
For info contact Jan @ 206 618-6456

Dec
16
Wed
2015
ORCA Lift Card enrollment @ Neighborhood House High Point
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Seattle is staffing a location for West Seattle residents to qualify for enrollment in the ORCA LIFT Card program.

We will have staff available each Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM beginning October 14th.

The location is Neighborhood House at High Point, and the address is 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA. Phone is: (206) 588-4900

Dec
19
Sat
2015
Fabulous Family Fun Series: Octopuses – Eight Times the Fun @ High Point Community Center
Dec 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

At High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor), for the family-fun series. More info from Seattle Parks and Rec:

Join us for Saturday December 19th, 10:30 am–11:30 am for a morning of fun and learning as The Seattle Aquarium presents: Octopuses – eight times the fun!

FREE Event, please call (206)684-7422 to register
12/19 Sat 10:30 -11:00 am
Ages 3-5 and parents

12/19 Sat 11:15 – noon
Ages 5+ and parents

Special December event is free.

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

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

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

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

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

Fri, 22 Jan, 2016
8:30 pm–10:30 pm

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

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

Jan
28
Thu
2016
West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting @ The Kenney
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

*For January 2016, the WSTC is meeting at The Kenney. The meeting is focused on light rail, as Sound Transit gets closer to making its recommendation – here’s the preview we published earlier this month.

(Previous boilerplate for WSTC meetings, below)
The West Seattle Transportation Coalition meetings are held at the High Point Neighborhood House, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of every month. (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Room 207B (enter from the rear plaza).

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

Sat, 6 Feb, 2016
8:30 pm–10:15 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb
28
Sun
2016
‘Burning bush’ sermon @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Feb 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Pastor Ron Marshall, who has been the pastor of First Lutheran Church of West Seattle since 1979, will be preaching on the story of the burning bush from Exodus 3 on Sunday, February 28, at both the 8 am and 10:30 am Eucharist. He will illuminate the passage with a quotation from Martin Luther from 1528, and a verse from the American poet, Robert Bly, published in 2005. He will end his sermon with the admonition in Luke 10 on serving Christ barefooted. All are welcome. For more information, and directions to the church, go to flcws.org.

Mar
5
Sat
2016
Duwamish Forest Restoration Day @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This year, the Duwamish Longhouse is reforesting the hillside behind the Longhouse and Seattle Park’s Department is restoring 40 acres in the West Seattle Green Belt.

10 am–Restoring West Seattle’s Green Belt–Steve Richmond, Garden Cycles and Nancy Sackman, Duwamish Tribe.

11 am–Native Plants and Urban Forest Stewardship- Judy Blanco of Forterra.

Noon–Lunch Break–Soup and snacks provided.

1-3 pm–Birds and Mammals of the Duwamish. Talk at the Longhouse followed by walk along the Duwamish River with a Seattle Park’s Department Volunteer Naturalist.

Duwamish Forest Restoration Day
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10 am–3 pm. Free
at Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

https://www.facebook.com/events/1727859147469824/

This year, the Duwamish Longhouse is reforesting the hillside behind the Longhouse and Seattle Park’s Department is restoring 40 acres in the West Seattle Green Belt.

Our project’s objectives are:

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

Mar
23
Wed
2016
Purim Night: A lively Megillah reading @ Kol HaNeshamah / Alki UCC
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The fun begins on Wednesday, March 23 at Kol HaNeshamah in the sanctuary for our Purim celebration. Purim is a fun holiday which celebrates the ancient tale of Queen Esther’s bravery against the wickedness of an evil despot. The story reminds all of us to stand up to xenophobia and bigotry against those who are different. We begin with the Megilla reading at 6:30 pm, a costume parade at 7:00 pm and hamantashen throughout!

Then, on Saturday, March 26 at 7:00 pm we continue the merriment at Kenyon Hall for our annual Purim Shpiel. Everyone is invited to Shushan Abbey, the Motown Musical – home to our KHNPurim Spiel.

For more information, contact the KHN office at (206) 935-1590, or info@khnseattle.org.

Mar
26
Sat
2016
Purim Shpiel @ Kenyon Hall
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

On Saturday, March 26 at 7:00 pm, Kol HaNeshamah continues the merriment at Kenyon Hall for our annual Purim Shpiel. Everyone is invited to Shushan Abbey, the Motown Musical – home to our KHN Purim Spiel.

For more information, contact the KHN office at (206) 935-1590, or info@khnseattle.org.

Apr
3
Sun
2016
‘Jazz Sunday’ service @ Admiral Congregational Church UCC
Apr 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

West Seattle’s Admiral Congregational Church invites the entire community to join them for their joyful annual post-Easter celebration, Jazz Sunday, on Sunday April 3, 10:30 am.

Now in its twelfth year, this exuberant celebration takes place during the 10:30 service in the church’s sanctuary. Admiral’s director of music, pianist/organist Keith Terhune, is a well-known fixture on the local jazz scene and created this annual event “to inspire us to continue celebrating, even after Easter is over,” says church member Anita Shaffer. “Every year, the worship service following Easter Sunday is jazz-inspired and music-filled, often with Seattle jazz celebrities adding to the experience.”

Joining Terhune and the Admiral Choir this year will be renowned vocal stylist Makini Magee, bassist Mike Eytcheson, and percussionist Mike Bayer, local legends all on the Seattle music scene. All three have performed with legends ranging from Winton Marsalis to Roy Ayers.

Admiral Congregational is a member of the United Church of Christ, a progressive Protestant denomination that consistently champions engaged spiritual practice and informed social
participation. Their website says that they “actively welcome all peoples, regardless of their sex, sexuality, gender identity, social location, economic or immigration status, theology or history.”

Adds Shaffer, “So what if Easter is over for another year? Wear your Easter hat anyway and join us!”

Admission is of course free and the public is warmly invited.

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

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

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

Event #148709

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

Apr
10
Sun
2016
Community Appreciation Day – Free rides on new Water Taxi @ Seacrest Dock
Apr 10 @ 8:30 am – 8:00 pm

All rides on Sunday are free. Refreshments are too, 10:30 am-noon at Seacrest.

Now that the clouds are parting and it’s starting to feel like spring, King County Executive Dow Constantine is inviting you to get out on the water and experience West Seattle’s new water taxi.

Sunday, April 10 is Community Appreciation Day, hosted by the King County Marine Division. So bring your friends and family out to Seacrest Dock and get an up-close look at the M/V Doc Maynard and take a ride across the bay to Pier 50. All trips will be free as the water taxi kicks off its summer sailing schedule.

“I invite my West Seattle neighbors to take a ride on our new state-of-the-art water taxi as we kick off the summer sailing schedule,” said Executive Constantine. “The M/V Doc Maynard is the latest example of how we’re offering clean, fast, reliable alternatives to gridlock. Grab your sunscreen and join us on April 10th”.

The M/V Sally Fox, the sister ship of the Doc Maynard operating the Vashon route, was recently named one of the top 10 passenger vessels in the world for 2015 by a leading maritime trade magazine. The vessel was recognized for her hull design which increases passenger comfort, deck layout for efficient boardings, and green technology features.

In addition to free rides and refreshments, you’ll be able to tour the new vessel during its trips and meet the crew. King County Council Chair Joe McDermott and Paul Brodeur will also be on hand to greet guests and answer questions at 10:30 am.

The Doc Maynard is much larger than the catamaran it replaced. The vessel carries 278 passengers, 131 more than the M/V Spirit of Kingston, which now serves as a reserve vessel. The added capacity offers more room during the busiest weekday commutes and other peak
travel periods.

The Doc Maynard is also one of the greenest vessels on the water. The boat is powered by a 10 percent blend of homegrown biodiesel, thereby reducing harmful exhaust emissions. By using biodiesel, the boat is doing its part to reduce consumption of petroleum diesel and particulate matter.

King County’s West Seattle service served more than 300,000 passengers last year. Ridership for both the West Seattle and Vashon service topped a half-million boardings in 2015.

For more information, visit the King County Water Taxi website.

West Seattle Water Taxi celebration @ Seacrest Pier
Apr 10 @ 8:30 am – 8:00 pm

Free rides on the M/V Doc Maynard all day, and more:

April 10 is Community Appreciation Day – come sample the West Seattle Water Taxi

Now that the clouds are parting and it’s starting to feel like spring, King County Executive Dow Constantine is inviting you to get out on the water and experience West Seattle’s new water taxi.

Sunday, April 10 is Community Appreciation Day, hosted by the King County Marine Division. So bring your friends and family out to Seacrest Dock and get an up-close look at the M/V Doc Maynard and take a ride across the bay to Pier 50. All trips will be free as the water taxi kicks off its summer sailing schedule.

“I invite my West Seattle neighbors to take a ride on our new state-of-the-art water taxi as we kick off the summer sailing schedule,” said Executive Constantine. “The M/V Doc Maynard is the latest example of how we’re offering clean, fast, reliable alternatives to gridlock. Grab your sunscreen and join us on April 10th.”

The M/V Sally Fox, the sister ship of the Doc Maynard operating the Vashon route, was recently named one of the top 10 passenger vessels in the world for 2015 by a leading maritime trade magazine. The vessel was recognized for her hull design which increases passenger comfort, deck layout for efficient boardings, and green technology features.

In addition to free rides and refreshments, you’ll be able to tour the new vessel during its trips and meet the crew. King County Council Chair Joe McDermott and Paul Brodeur will also be on hand to greet guests and answer questions at 10:30 a.m.

The Doc Maynard is much larger than the catamaran it replaced. The vessel carries 278 passengers, 131 more than the M/V Spirit of Kingston, which now serves as a reserve vessel. The added capacity offers more room during the busiest weekday commutes and other peak travel periods.

The Doc Maynard is also one of the greenest vessels on the water. The boat is powered by a 10 percent blend of homegrown biodiesel, thereby reducing harmful exhaust emissions. By using biodiesel, the boat is doing its part to reduce consumption of petroleum diesel and particulate matter.

King County’s West Seattle service served more than 300,000 passengers last year. Ridership for both the West Seattle and Vashon service topped a half-million boardings in 2015.

Buddhist Meditation and Prayers for World Peace @ Sound Yoga
Apr 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

At Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor):

Western Buddhist Monk Gen Kelsang Khedrub will come to West Seattle to give a teaching on Buddhist meditation and lead prayers dedicated to world peace.

Buddhist Meditation and Prayers for World Peace
Sunday, April 10, 11:30 – 12:45 pm

To be held at Sound Yoga. Everyone welcome!

$10 suggested donation
For more information contact:
info@meditateinseattle.org

Apr
21
Thu
2016
The Whale Trail Speaker Series: Bruce Mate ‘How We Save Whales from Space’ @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The 2016 Spring Orca Talk hosted by The Whale Trail:

“How We Save Whales from Space”
Presentation by Bruce Mate
When: Thursday April 21, 7 PM – 8:30
–Doors open 6:15
Where: Hall at Fauntleroy
Cost: $10, $5 Kids under 12
Advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com

Join us for this rare Seattle appearance by renowned whale researcher Bruce Mate. Bruce will demonstrate how his teams use satellite-monitored radio tags to identify critical habitats and migration routes of endangered whales to protect them. His talk will focus on western and ENP gray whales, right whales, and contemporary issues for blue whales during the last few years of warm water as examples.

Bruce Mate is the Director and Endowed Chair of the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University, and founder of Oregon’s Whale Watching Spoken Here program.

Bruce’s talk is hosted by The Whale Trail, and co-sponsored by Seal Sitters and the American Cetacean Society, Puget Sound Chapter. Celebrate Earth Day by learning about whales!

About the Speaker
Bruce Mate is a leader in the development of satellite-monitored radio telemetry for marine mammals. Using this technique, he has tagged and tracked manatees, pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, white-sided dolphins, gray whales, right whales, bowhead whales, humpback whales, sperm whales, fin whales and blue whales. This work has led to the discovery of previously unknown migration routes and seasonal distributions (wintering and summering areas), as well as descriptions of diving behavior to better understand feeding effort.

His research primarily focuses on endangered whale species whose distributions, movements, and critical habitats (for feeding, breeding, and migration) are unknown for much of the year. Decision makers use this valuable information to manage human activities that may jeopardize the recovery of endangered whale populations, such as moving shipping lanes for North Atlantic right whales.

In 2010 and 2011, Bruce Mate’s team used satellite telemetry to track three critically endangered western gray whales from their feeding grounds in Russia to join the eastern Pacific gray whale migration to Baja California. The findings shed new light on the interactions of these populations, and have profound implications for their long-term management and conservation.

About The Whale Trail
The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites along the west coast where the public can view orcas and other marine mammals from shore. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment. Our overarching goal is to conserve, protect and recover the southern resident orcas – J, K and L pods.

From 16 inaugural sites in Washington state, there are now more than 60, from California to British Columbia. Through our sites and signs, including two on every Washington State ferry, we reach more than 30 million people each year.

The Whale Trail is led by a core team of partners including NOAA Fisheries, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Seattle Aquarium, the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and the Whale Museum. We’re working with planning teams in BC led by the BC Cetacean Sighting Network, and in Oregon led by the Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership. Donna Sandstrom is the Founder and Executive Director. The Whale Trail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, registered in Washington State. Join us!

Apr
24
Sun
2016
Earth Day service with Zarna Joshi @ Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Earth Day Service at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation with Zarna Joshi

*Description*: The climate crisis is a spiritual crisis. This sermon will go deep into the roots of climate injustice and how we can evolve our
spirituality as a community to serve both Humanity and Nature. We are bound together by love so let us utilize our love to break the bonds of oppression around the world.

*Date*: Sunday, April 24th

*Time*: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

*Location*: Westside Unitarian Universalist Church
7141 California Ave SW

*Link to event on Facebook*

Pop-Up Passover Seder @ Delridge Community Center
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Community Seder on the third night of Passover, sponsored by the Jewish Federation.

$18 per adult 18 and over
$10 for children ages 4-17
Children 3 and under free

More information here.

Apr
26
Tue
2016
Sound Transit 3 – Metro Long-Range Plan open house @ West Seattle High School
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Open house for learning about/commenting on the draft Sound Transit 3 plan, which includes a light-rail line to West Seattle (opening in 2033). Get details at soundtransit3.org. Open house 5:30-7:30 pm with presentations at 6 pm. This open house also includes information about Metro’s long-range plan – more on that at kcmetrovision.org.

Apr
30
Sat
2016
Removing the Stigma of Mental Illness as a Welcoming Faith Community @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Walmesley Center
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us on Saturday, April 30th from 10-11:30 am in Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Walmesley Center/gym as we learn more about mental illness. Fr. Patrick Howell, author and professor, will provide a biblical perspective on mental illness and suggest ways that faith communities can be supportive. Drawing on his own personal experience of mental illness, he will share stories, help us to understand the struggle and stigma often associated with mental illness, and recommend ways to breakdown stereotypes. This is event is sponsored by OLG’s Life, Justice and Peace Commission, which has chosen to focus on mental health during this Year of Mercy. All are welcome.

OLG is located at 7000 35th Ave SW, Seattle. For more information, contact Jennifer at jibach@olgseattle.org or 206-935-0358 x.120 or visit our website at: http://olgseattle.org/ljp

There is no cost for this event but free will donations will be accepted.

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

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

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

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

$5 per person

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

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

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

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

Event #148710

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

May
5
Thu
2016
West Seattle National Day of Prayer Gathering @ Alki Beach
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle National Day of Prayer Gathering
Alki Beach at the Statue of Liberty
Thursday, May 5th, 6:30 PM

ALL WELCOME!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC… includes: Worship Leaders from: Shorewood Foursquare
– w/’Roca Fuerte’ Girl’s Dance Team performing a number
-Prayer
-A message from Pastor Sam Seumae ‘The Way’

Local pastors and prayer leaders, speaking prayers. ~ An annual Community Prayer Gathering.

Please join us as we lift up our nation, governmental leaders, communities, schools, families, churches and more, in prayer.

‘UNITED WE STAND – ONE NATION UNDER GOD’.

Come early to find parking, and dress warmly, since we will be meeting near the water.

May
20
Fri
2016
Kol HaNeshamah Children’s Education Program Open House @ Kol HaNeshamah / Alki UCC
May 20 @ 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

Please join us for Kol HaNeshamah Children’s Education Program Open House to Learn more about our Children’s Education Program.

When: Saturday, May 20th, 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

Where: 6115 Southwest Hinds Street, Seattle, WA 98115

9:15 a.m. Arrive

9:30-9:45 a.m. Welcome/Schmoozing

9:45-10:30 a.m. Learning

10:30 a.m. Parents visit classes

10:45 a.m. Shabbat morning services (led by Hebrew School students)

12:15 a.m. Kiddush and Motzi

 

Kol HaNeshamah Children’s Education Program provides children with a

meaningful, substantive, and engaging Jewish education, one that looks

toward Judaism’s future even as it draws upon our People’s rich

heritage and traditions. Our education program incorporates our

congregation’s commitment to progressive values, including our

commitment to pursue peace and justice–healing of the world in which

we live. We offer general Jewish Studies on Saturday mornings, and

Hebrew (3rd-7th grade) on Tuesday afternoons.
RSVP or for more information, please contact Rabbi Zari Weiss:
rabbi@khnseattle.org (206) 935-2366

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

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

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

Facebook event page here.

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

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

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

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

$25 or any contribution.

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

Jun
4
Sat
2016
Speaker Claudine (Blessings) Kasongo, breakfast presentation @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor) is thrilled to host Claudine (Blessings) Kasongo, the first person to graduate from college after being raised in Jamaa Letu orphanage in the Congo. Blessings graduated from the University of Lubumbashi with a degree in teaching and is currently teaching Social Studies at the English Language School of Lubumbashi. She is fluent in Swahili, French and English. The orphanage is sponsored by the United Methodist Church and Tibbetts donates funds each year that are used for Emancipation Grants: providing transitional money for young adults as they leave the orphanage and go to college or pursue a career.

The gathering will be in the Parlor at Tibbetts at 10 am and breakfast will be served. We hope you will join us to hear this inspirational story of this young woman!

10 am Saturday – June 4th
Speaker – strong>Claudine (Blessings) Kasongo, First College Graduate of Jamaa Letu Orphage in the Congo

Jun
7
Tue
2016
Terminal 5 Improvements Project Public Hearing @ Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Port of Seattle, acting as the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Lead Agency, is conducting an environmental review of proposed changes to Terminal 5. This review is being documented in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The project proponents are the Port of Seattle and the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA), a marine cargo partnership between the Port of Seattle and the Port of Tacoma.

Currently, a Draft EIS is available for the community’s review and comment. The Port of Seattle looks forward to receiving your input on the Draft EIS during the 30-day comment period from Monday, May 23 to Tuesday, June 21.

Public hearings:

The information from this online open house will also be available at public hearings scheduled for Tuesday, June 7 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Georgetown Campus, South Seattle Community College and Thursday, June 9 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Alki Masonic Center.

Jun
9
Thu
2016
Terminal 5 Improvements Project Public Hearing @ Alki Masonic Center
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Port of Seattle, acting as the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Lead Agency, is conducting an environmental review of proposed changes to Terminal 5. This review is being documented in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The project proponents are the Port of Seattle and the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA), a marine cargo partnership between the Port of Seattle and the Port of Tacoma.

Currently, a Draft EIS is available for the community’s review and comment. The Port of Seattle looks forward to receiving your input on the Draft EIS during the 30-day comment period from Monday, May 23 to Tuesday, June 21.

Public hearings:

The information from this online open house will also be available at public hearings scheduled for Tuesday, June 7 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Georgetown Campus, South Seattle Community College and Thursday, June 9 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Alki Masonic Center.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SSC Arboretum
Seattle Conifer Day
Pruning Demonstration
10 am to Noon

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

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

Food Truck
– near Northwest Wine Academy

Seattle Public Library Cart
– NWWA Patio

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

Jun
12
Sun
2016
Retirement Celebration for Dr. Paul Smith @ West Side Presbyterian Church
Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

West Side Presbyterian Church is announcing the retirement of its senior pastor and inviting the community to a celebration:

June 12th will mark the end of 45 years of service and vocational ministry for Dr. Paul R. Smith of West Seattle. He has been the senior pastor at West Side Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) since 1981, when he moved with his family from Pennsylvania to Seattle.

A retirement celebration for Dr. Paul Smith will be held:

June 12, Open House 1:00-4:00
(Special program begins at 2:00)
West Side Presbyterian Church

The public is welcome.

More information about the celebration is on the WSPC website.

* * *
In the 35 years since arriving in the NW, he has served as the senior pastor of West Side Presbyterian Church. A recent tally showed he had officiated 180 wedding ceremonies, led 256 memorial services, and baptized more than 430 children and adults. He has also been active in renewal ministries with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and has served the church both locally and nationally in promoting and equipping churches for evangelism.

Born November 25, 1945, Paul is the son of a banker and one of six children. He grew up in a small ranching town in Western South Dakota near Badlands National Park. He graduated with honors from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, before marrying his wife, Carreen Armerding and earning an MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston, MA.

For the first ten years of his ministry, Dr. Smith served as Assistant Pastor and then Senior Pastor of Immanuel Presbyterian Church in McKeesport, PA.

He completed his Doctorate of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School shortly after arriving in Seattle. And in the years since, he’s written four books: Jesus, Meet him again for the First Time; Close Encounters: Knowing the Savior; Enjoying God Forever; God’s Plan for our Good. He has also traveled extensively throughout Israel and Jordan and has co-led a half-dozen tours, in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, and Greece.

Paul and his wife, Carreen are the parents of four children: Lucian, Taleigh, Lindsay, and Miriam, and grandparents of seven.

Following retirement, and a long-awaited trip to Africa, the Smiths will return to Seattle, where Paul plans to continue his writing and looks forward to spending more time with his family and grandchildren.

Jun
17
Fri
2016
Pride Shabbat @ Kol HaNeshamah / Alki UCC
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us our annual Pride Shabbat!

Jewish organizations across the Puget Sound area coming together for an inclusive community celebration of LGBTQ Jews. Join us for a special Shabbat service followed by a light community dinner.

6:15 pm Community-provided pre-oneg
7:00 pm Service
8:15 pm Va’ad certified light dinner.

RSVP: This event is FREE. Please register here:
http://khnseattle.org/index.php?option=com_rsform&formId=71

Pride Shabbat is open to the entire Jewish community and is a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Jews, their friends, allies, and families. An ASL interpreter will be available for the evening.

Pride Shabbat is a community collaboration co-sponsored by PAVE and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, Kol HaNeshamah, Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue, Bet Shira Congregation, Camp Solomon Schechter, Congregation Beth Hatikvah, Congregation Kol Ami, Congregation Tikvah Chadashah, Greater Seattle Business Association, Herzl-Ner Tamid, Holocaust Center for Humanity, Jconnect and Kolenu and Hillel UW, Jewish Family Service, Kadima Reconstructionist Community, National Council for Jewish Women, Seattle Hadassah, Temple Beth Am, Temple Beth Or, Temple B’nai Torah, and the Tribe and Temple De Hirsch Sinai.

For more information, contact KHNPride@gmail.com

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

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

This event is free and open to the public.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

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

Jul
4
Mon
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

Jul
18
Mon
2016
Fiesta VBS Day Camp in the Park @ White Center Heights Park
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Featuring games, crafts, music, stories and snacks. Kids are welcome to come just one day or all four and encouraged to bring their friends.

Dates: July 18-21, 2016
Time: Daily 1-:4:30 pm, Plus Thursday 7/21 free family BBQ 4:30-7 pm
Cost: Free
Ages: kids entering grades K-5 in the fall
Location: White Center Heights Park (701 SW 102nd St, Seattle)
Sponsored by: Shorewood Foursquare, Skate Church, and Westside Foursquare.

For more information/pre-registration:
http://www.westsidefoursquare.org

Buddhist meditation classes @ Sound Yoga
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

What: West Seattle Buddhist Meditation Classes
When: Every Monday night 7:00–8:30 pm
Where: Held at Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor)

In this busy, chaotic world, the peace and happiness we are looking for can be found in our mind. These practical classes explore how we can apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in your regular, daily life. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary.

Class is $10, $5 for students/seniors (cash, check, Visa or Mastercard). Free for supporting members. We are a non-profit organization and teachers are volunteers. For more information: http://meditateinseattle.org/westseattle#

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

Fiesta VBS Day Camp in the Park @ White Center Heights Park
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Featuring games, crafts, music, stories and snacks. Kids are welcome to come just one day or all four and encouraged to bring their friends.

Dates: July 18-21, 2016
Time: Daily 1-:4:30 pm, Plus Thursday 7/21 free family BBQ 4:30-7 pm
Cost: Free
Ages: kids entering grades K-5 in the fall
Location: White Center Heights Park (701 SW 102nd St, Seattle)
Sponsored by: Shorewood Foursquare, Skate Church, and Westside Foursquare.

For more information/pre-registration:
http://www.westsidefoursquare.org

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

Fiesta VBS Day Camp in the Park @ White Center Heights Park
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Featuring games, crafts, music, stories and snacks. Kids are welcome to come just one day or all four and encouraged to bring their friends.

Dates: July 18-21, 2016
Time: Daily 1-:4:30 pm, Plus Thursday 7/21 free family BBQ 4:30-7 pm
Cost: Free
Ages: kids entering grades K-5 in the fall
Location: White Center Heights Park (701 SW 102nd St, Seattle)
Sponsored by: Shorewood Foursquare, Skate Church, and Westside Foursquare.

For more information/pre-registration:
http://www.westsidefoursquare.org

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

Fiesta VBS Day Camp in the Park @ White Center Heights Park
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Featuring games, crafts, music, stories and snacks. Kids are welcome to come just one day or all four and encouraged to bring their friends.

Dates: July 18-21, 2016
Time: Daily 1-:4:30 pm, Plus Thursday 7/21 free family BBQ 4:30-7 pm
Cost: Free
Ages: kids entering grades K-5 in the fall
Location: White Center Heights Park (701 SW 102nd St, Seattle)
Sponsored by: Shorewood Foursquare, Skate Church, and Westside Foursquare.

For more information/pre-registration:
http://www.westsidefoursquare.org

Jul
25
Mon
2016
Celebrate Recovery Dinner and Speaker Meeting @ Hope Lutheran Church
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Celebrate Recovery Event, Monday July 25th:

Dinner and Speaker Meeting

Welcome Roger Stanton
Dynamic and inspiring speaker and ministry leader from Celebrate Recovery­ Champion Centre in Tacoma, WA.

6:00 ­ Barbeque Dinner
7:00 ­ Speaker Meeting
8:00 ­ Small Group
9:00 “Solid Rock Café” Coffee and Snacks

** Childcare Provided **

Hope Lutheran Church
(Corner of SW Oregon Street and 42nd Ave SW, West Seattle junction)

Buddhist meditation classes @ Sound Yoga
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

What: West Seattle Buddhist Meditation Classes
When: Every Monday night 7:00–8:30 pm
Where: Held at Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor)

In this busy, chaotic world, the peace and happiness we are looking for can be found in our mind. These practical classes explore how we can apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in your regular, daily life. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary.

Class is $10, $5 for students/seniors (cash, check, Visa or Mastercard). Free for supporting members. We are a non-profit organization and teachers are volunteers. For more information: http://meditateinseattle.org/westseattle#

Aug
1
Mon
2016
Buddhist meditation classes @ Sound Yoga
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

What: West Seattle Buddhist Meditation Classes
When: Every Monday night 7:00–8:30 pm
Where: Held at Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor)

In this busy, chaotic world, the peace and happiness we are looking for can be found in our mind. These practical classes explore how we can apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in your regular, daily life. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary.

Class is $10, $5 for students/seniors (cash, check, Visa or Mastercard). Free for supporting members. We are a non-profit organization and teachers are volunteers. For more information: http://meditateinseattle.org/westseattle#

Aug
4
Thu
2016
35th SW Road Safety Corridor & Neighborhood Greenways meeting @ Neighborhood House High Point Center
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From the Seattle Department of Transportation:
Neighborhood Greenways and Vision Zero Want Your Input in West Seattle! We’re hosting a public meeting for our continued work with the 35th Ave SW Safety Corridor and new West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway planning.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 7 to 9 pm at Neighborhood House High Point.

In 2015, we redesigned 35th Ave SW to reduce speeding, collisions, and injuries as part of our Vision Zero plan to end traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030. We have some early data to share at the meeting and want to hear your observations and experiences along the corridor.

We’re also studying routes for a new north-south neighborhood greenway parallel to 35th Ave SW. The new West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway will prioritize people walking and biking on residential streets.

At the meeting, we will share traffic data and you can help us find out where people want to walk and bike in the neighborhood, as well as what barriers stand in their way. Neighborhood greenways mean safer, calmer streets for you and your family.

If you’re just catching up with the 35th SW Safety Project, there’s backstory on the city’s webpage.

Aug
8
Mon
2016
Buddhist meditation classes @ Sound Yoga
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

What: West Seattle Buddhist Meditation Classes
When: Every Monday night 7:00–8:30 pm
Where: Held at Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor)

In this busy, chaotic world, the peace and happiness we are looking for can be found in our mind. These practical classes explore how we can apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in your regular, daily life. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary.

Class is $10, $5 for students/seniors (cash, check, Visa or Mastercard). Free for supporting members. We are a non-profit organization and teachers are volunteers. For more information: http://meditateinseattle.org/westseattle#

Aug
9
Tue
2016
West Seattle Bike Connections August meeting @ HomeStreet Bank
Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The August meeting of West Seattle Bike Connections is rescheduled to Tuesday August 9th. Location can change depending on availability.

This month we are planning for a bike rodeo and Disaster Relief Trials at West
Seattle Summer Parkways, and working on bike transportation in West Seattle.

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Anyone is welcome to attend…we are all-inclusive!

Aug
15
Mon
2016
Buddhist meditation classes @ Sound Yoga
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

What: West Seattle Buddhist Meditation Classes
When: Every Monday night 7:00–8:30 pm
Where: Held at Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor)

In this busy, chaotic world, the peace and happiness we are looking for can be found in our mind. These practical classes explore how we can apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in your regular, daily life. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary.

Class is $10, $5 for students/seniors (cash, check, Visa or Mastercard). Free for supporting members. We are a non-profit organization and teachers are volunteers. For more information: http://meditateinseattle.org/westseattle#

Aug
21
Sun
2016
Saint Mary Sunday @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

First Lutheran Church of West Seattle has been celebrating this feast since 1980. Come and see how Martin Luther (1483-1546) praised Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ. For directions and more info go to flcws.org.

SAINT MARY SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2016, 10:30 am.

Aug
22
Mon
2016
Buddhist meditation classes @ Sound Yoga
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

What: West Seattle Buddhist Meditation Classes
When: Every Monday night 7:00–8:30 pm
Where: Held at Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor)

In this busy, chaotic world, the peace and happiness we are looking for can be found in our mind. These practical classes explore how we can apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in your regular, daily life. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary.

Class is $10, $5 for students/seniors (cash, check, Visa or Mastercard). Free for supporting members. We are a non-profit organization and teachers are volunteers. For more information: http://meditateinseattle.org/westseattle#

Aug
28
Sun
2016
Kol HaNeshamah Annual Picnic @ Alki Beach Picnic Shelter
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us at KHN‘s popular and fun annual picnic for members and prospective members. KHN will provide veggie burgers and other grilled delights. You provide the salads and side dishes (vegetarian, kosher fish, no nuts). Bring your family, friends, and fun-loving attitude! We look forward to seeing everyone at the Alki Beach picnic shelter (located at the north end of 62nd Avenue SW).

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

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

7:00 pm / FREE

Please RSVP at store

206-708-7250
shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

Sep
4
Sun
2016
Light Under the Bridge Music Festival @ Shorewood Foursquare Church
Sep 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

2ND Annual Light Under the Bridge Music Festival on September 4th at Shorewood Foursquare Church. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy some outdoor Christian music from local bands. Concert is free. Light Under the Bridge are asking for donations to aid the ministry with their Saturday mornings feeding of the homeless living in the jungle. They serve a full hot line breakfast as well as passing out clothing and toiletries. Their endeavors are supported through private donations. They are always looking for volunteers or donations of any kind. Come see us, enjoy the music, an afternoon snack and learn what they are all about. September 4th (Sunday) from 2 pm to 5 pm.

http://www.westsidefoursquare.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our project’s objectives are:

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

Music Sunday @ Fauntleroy Church
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

At the annual Music Sunday, the Fauntleroy Chancel Choir and instrumentalists play their favorite anthems from the previous year. For more information, call 206-932-5600. Note: This particular Music Sunday was originally scheduled in June but was postponed due to a small fire.

Sun, September 18, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Fauntleroy Church

Sep
26
Mon
2016
Community Meeting: Seattle Schools Transportation Issues Affecting Students @ West Seattle High School, library
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dear Seattle Public School Families and Community:

We want to invite you to a very important meeting on Monday, September 26th, 7 pm, in the West Seattle High School library. We will be discussing the transportation issues affecting our students.

Our high school student athletes currently have to leave school at 1 pm for away events because of the Seattle School Districts transportation plan. This means they have to be dismissed at 12:45 pm missing all of 5th and 6th periods, lunch and part of 4th period as well. This is unacceptable and we need to do something about this.

The West Seattle Booster Club invites you to join us in taking our concerns to the Seattle School Board. We are inviting families, staff, PTSA, Booster Clubs, and community members from all of the Seattle High Schools to join our efforts.

On Monday, September 26th we will learn more about these issues, discuss our plans moving forward, and coordinate our actions for the School Board meeting we will attend as a group. Please join us. The more voices they hear, the better the impact.

Thank you for your support!
~ West Seattle Booster Club

See WSB’s previous coverage here.

Oct
2
Sun
2016
“Blessing of the Animals” event @ West Seattle High School (parking lot)
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church will offer blessings for animals in the West Seattle High School parking lot next door (3000 California SW) at 1:00 pm on Sunday October 2nd, 2016.

“Blessing of the Animals” is an annual tradition around the Feast Day for St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals.

The community is invited to bring all creatures great and small for this celebration and thanksgiving for the gift of animals. This is an annual event hosted by the people of St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Seattle.

Oct
16
Sun
2016
Blessing of the animals @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On Sunday, Oct. 2nd, Fauntleroy Church will host a free “blessing of the animals” at 2:00 pm in the sanctuary, with reception to follow.

All God’s creatures are invited to the sanctuary for a brief, beautiful, fun service to bless them for their daily gift of unconditional love. Bring a photo if your pet is shy or is no longer with you. And come for the joy of it, whether you currently have a pet or not! Refreshments for all to follow.

9140 California Ave. SW; fully accessible. www.fauntleroyucc.org or 206-932-5600.

Oct
27
Thu
2016
Washington State Ferries meeting @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Washington State Ferries invites you to a meeting to talk about the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route:

Washington State Ferries wants to hear from the public this month regarding ferry service to Vashon Island, Southworth and Fauntleroy in West Seattle. Assistant Secretary Lynne Griffith and other Ferries officials will be on hand to hear each community’s concerns and priorities.

These meetings are the first step in WSF’s effort to improve conditions on the route. Public input—along with the data regarding performance, safety and traffic on the route—will serve as the starting point for a community process to develop solutions by summer 2017.

Oct
29
Sat
2016
Free Film: ‘The Phenomenon Bruno Groening’ @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 29 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

A free screening of the documentary film: THE PHENOMENON BRUNO GROENING, On the Tracks of the “Miracle Healer”

The Sensation from 1949 is current again today!

“There is no incurable, God is the greatest physician!” – Bruno Groening

This documentary follows the life of an amazing healer and teacher, as told through the eyes of witnesses, news reports, and some of his own lectures.

Admission is free. The film takes place in three parts (approximately 95 minutes each) with breaks between each one. Starts at 10:30 and ends by 5:30.

Location: West Seattle (Admiral) Public Library.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-phenomenom-bruno-groening-on-the-tracks-of-the-miracle-healer-tickets-27694804907

Oct
30
Sun
2016
Salmon Drumming at Fauntleroy Creek @ Fauntleroy Creek viewpoint
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The annual drumming to call coho spawners into Fauntleroy Creek will be Sunday, October 30th, 5 pm at the fish-ladder viewpoint (SW Director and upper Fauntleroy Way SW). Bring whatever you consider a drum to the fish-ladder viewpoint for drumming, singing and dancing to call the coho salmon spawners into Fauntleroy Creek. Free and fun for all ages.

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

From Puget Soundkeeper Alliance:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov
6
Sun
2016
Free movie night: ‘God’s Not Dead’ @ Westside Foursquare church
Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Free double movie night presented by Caleb Ministries at Westside Foursquare church. November 6, 2016. God’s Not Dead 1 will be shown at 5 pm and the sequel God’s Not Dead 2 will be shown at 7:30 pm. During intermission snacks will be provided by Caleb, although if you have that special snack you like to share please feel welcome to bring it. We will also be serving Pippin Pies whole or by the slice for a nominal cost. Hope to see you there for a pleasant evening.

Nov
13
Sun
2016
Booksigning: Pastor Ron Marshall’s new book @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattl
Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

There will be a signing party for Pastor Ron Marshall’s new book, Kierkegaard in the Pulpit: Sermons Inspired by His Writings (Yakima: Cave Moon Press), 450 pp., on Sunday, November 13, 2016, at 12 Noon, First Lutheran Church of West Seattle. Books will be on sale at a special 35% discount for $23.00 each. The publisher, Doug Johnson, will also be in attendance. All proceeds will go to support the West Seattle Food Bank and the West Seattle Helpline. Pastor Marshall’s new book is a sequel to his acclaimed, Kierkegaard for the Church (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2013). Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855) was a Danish philosopher and theologian with close ties to the Lutheran Church.

Dec
4
Sun
2016
Children’s Christmas Pageant @ Fauntleroy Church, UCC
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The children at Fauntleroy Church will reprise “The (Worst) Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” an adaptation of Barbara Robinson’s children’s book, during the December 4 worship service. In this tale, the horrible Herdman kids take over the neighborhood church’s pageant and the Christmas story is never the same for the congregation ever again. Practice for the pageant takes place during Sunday School in November. Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey,you are welcome at Fauntleroy Church. For more information, call the Fauntleroy Church office at 206-932-5600.

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

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

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

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

Dec
27
Tue
2016
Candlelight vigil for Southern Resident Killer Whales @ Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza
Dec 27 @ 4:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us on Tuesday, December 27th, 2016, at Alki Beach as we hold a candlelight vigil in honor and remembrance of the beloved Southern Resident Killer Whales who have been lost in 2016.

With the sudden and unexpected loss of J34 on December 21st, coupled with the October announcement of the deaths of J28 and J54, we invite you to come together as a community of whale enthusiasts and stewards of the ocean as we remember the beautiful and graceful orcas who have passed away, as well as those who went silently before them: J55, L95, and J14.

We’ll meet at the Statue of Liberty on Alki Beach (61st Ave SW & Alki Ave SW) at 4:45 pm. From there, we will gather and walk to water and pay our respects by placing flowers in the water. Candles and flowers will be provided, and we ask that you dress for the weather.

Afterward, you’re invited to join us at a cafe nearby to share photos, stories, and memories of your favorite Residents who have passed from this Earth too soon.

This event is in solidarity with Orca Network’s event in Langley at The Whale Center.

Jan
5
Thu
2017
Read the Koran in Four Weeks (class begins) @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

January 5, 12, 19, 26 (7:00 – 9:00 pm). Read the Koran in Four Weeks, at the First Lutheran Church of West Seattle www.flcws.org, 935-6530. Have you wanted to know for yourself what the Koran says in a world where Islam is mentioned nearly every day in the news? Then make plans now to join this four-week guided reading led by Pastor Ron Marshall — who’s been teaching this class four times a year since 2003. The $50 registration fee includes an authorized translation of the Koran for your keeping. Worksheets and other background handouts from Islamic scholars will be provided for each class session the week before. Call now to register or make inquiries.

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

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb
4
Sat
2017
Gibbous Moon Walk with the Stars, Owls and Trees @ Lincoln Park
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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

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

Feb
8
Wed
2017
SR3 presentation on marine-wildlife rehab & research @ West Seattle Library
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join SR3 – Sealife Response, Rehabilitation, Research, at the West Seattle Library! Executive Director, Dr. Lesanna Lahner, will be providing an update on the state of our local marine wildlife, as well as SR3’s new efforts to build the first marine wildlife hospital in the greater Seattle area.

Many of the Pacific Northwest’s most iconic species are struggling to survive. Dr. Lahner will discuss our Southern Resident Killer Whales, who are facing extinction due to record low Chinook salmon runs, as well as Sea Star wasting disease – which is considered the largest wildlife die off ever documented.

We hope to see you at our next community event! The brief presentation will be followed by informal open discussion. SR3 is committed to opening the first marine wildlife rehabilitation facility in the Pacific Northwest.

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

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

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

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

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

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

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

Feb
17
Fri
2017
To Where You Are – An Evening with Loved Ones in Spirit @ The Center for Movement & Healing
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

An Intimate evening full of spirit communications, stories, laughs, tears, love, healing, and messages from the other side.

Prospect with Professional Spiritual Psychic-Mediums, MARC LAINHART – THE INTUITIVE PROSPECTOR™ from Seattle, Washington, and CYNTHIA ROSE McCAW from Denver, Colorado in connecting to our loved ones through the stories, laughs, tears, love, and healing with knowledge and experiences that those who are no longer with us in body, are very much present and among us through energy, feelings, vibrations, thoughts, signs, symbols, and plenty of synchronicities!

The Center for Movement & Healing
7901 35th Ave SW, 2nd Floor
West Seattle, WA 98126

Friday Evening, February 17th
7pm – 9pm

General Admission: $40
Payment due at registration (no refunds; pre-registration is preferred.

Facebook Events: http://www.facebook.com/events/600695310119944/

Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/to-where-you-are-an-evening-with-loved-ones-in-spirit-tickets-30523583861

Feb
18
Sat
2017
‘Developing Your Spiritual Connections’ Workshop @ The Center for Movement & Healing
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

COST: $50

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

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

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

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

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar
1
Wed
2017
Ash Wednesday afternoon service at Tibbetts UMC
Mar 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Ash Wednesday Service @ Tibbetts UMC
March 1 @ 12:30 pm

March 1 is Ash Wednesday and Tibbetts will have two services – one at 12:30 pm and another at 7 pm. This year we will be using Glitter Ashes. Glitter Ash is a Queer sign of Christian belief, blending symbols of mortality and hope, of penance and celebration. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent, a season of repentance. During Lent, Christians look inward and take account in order to move forward with greater health. At this moment in history, Glitter Ashes will be a powerful reminder of St. Augustine’s teaching that we cannot despair – because despair paralyzes, thwarting repentance and impeding the change that we are called to make.

Glitter Ash captures the relationship between death and new life. We do not live in fear of ash – of death – we place it on our foreheads for the world to see. God insists that we look for the spark of life, of hope, in ourselves and in one another. ALL are welcome to join us in the Sanctuary.

Tibbetts United Methodist Church
3940 – 41st Avenue SW
www.tibbettsUMChurch.org

Ash Wednesday evening service at Tibbetts UMC
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ash Wednesday Service @ Tibbetts UMC
March 1 @ 7:00 pm

March 1 is Ash Wednesday and Tibbetts will have two services – one at 12:30 pm and another at 7 pm. This year we will be using Glitter Ashes. Glitter Ash is a Queer sign of Christian belief, blending symbols of mortality and hope, of penance and celebration. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent, a season of repentance. During Lent, Christians look inward and take account in order to move forward with greater health. At this moment in history, Glitter Ashes will be a powerful reminder of St. Augustine’s teaching that we cannot despair – because despair paralyzes, thwarting repentance and impeding the change that we are called to make.

Glitter Ash captures the relationship between death and new life. We do not live in fear of ash – of death – we place it on our foreheads for the world to see. God insists that we look for the spark of life, of hope, in ourselves and in one another. ALL are welcome to join us in the Sanctuary.

Tibbetts United Methodist Church
3940 – 41st Avenue SW
www.tibbettsUMChurch.org

Mar
14
Tue
2017
DIY Bikes @ West Seattle Tool Library
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

After a long winter, your bike needs some lovin’. DIY Bikes loves bicycles and we have the bike shops best practices to share the love with you. We provide the work space, the tools, the cleaning materials and the lubes. You provide the bike and the willingness to learn new techniques.

We will be working at the West Seattle Tool Libraryevery Tuesday in March from 5-7:30 pm. The address is 4408 Delridge Way SW right on the way home from work for many of you. See you next Tuesday, March 14th,for our first workshop

diybikes.org

Mar
20
Mon
2017
Delridge RapidRide conversation #2
Mar 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

As feedback time continues for the proposed ways in which Delridge’s future RapidRide bus line – replacing the 120 – could be implemented, SDOT reps are going out to talk with you in person:

Visit us in person as we spend time out on the corridor the week of March 20. We hope to see you!

3/20 from 7 – 8 AM at the southwest corner of Delridge Way SW and SW Andover St
3/20 from 11 AM – 1 PM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/21 from 7 – 9 AM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/22 from 5 – 6 PM at 21st Ave SW and SW Dawson St along the neighborhood greenway east of Delridge Way SW
3/23 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/24 from 8 – 10 AM on the east sidewalk at the intersection of Delridge Way SW and 17th Ave SW

Mar
21
Tue
2017
Delridge RapidRide conversation #3
Mar 21 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

As feedback time continues for the proposed ways in which Delridge’s future RapidRide bus line – replacing the 120 – could be implemented, SDOT reps are going out to talk with you in person:

Visit us in person as we spend time out on the corridor the week of March 20. We hope to see you!

3/20 from 7 – 8 AM at the southwest corner of Delridge Way SW and SW Andover St
3/20 from 11 AM – 1 PM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/21 from 7 – 9 AM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/22 from 5 – 6 PM at 21st Ave SW and SW Dawson St along the neighborhood greenway east of Delridge Way SW
3/23 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/24 from 8 – 10 AM on the east sidewalk at the intersection of Delridge Way SW and 17th Ave SW

DIY Bikes @ West Seattle Tool Library
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

After a long winter, your bike needs some lovin’. DIY Bikes loves bicycles and we have the bike shops best practices to share the love with you. We provide the work space, the tools, the cleaning materials and the lubes. You provide the bike and the willingness to learn new techniques.

We will be working at the West Seattle Tool Libraryevery Tuesday in March from 5-7:30 pm. The address is 4408 Delridge Way SW right on the way home from work for many of you. See you next Tuesday, March 14th,for our first workshop

diybikes.org

Mar
22
Wed
2017
Delridge RapidRide conversation #4
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

As feedback time continues for the proposed ways in which Delridge’s future RapidRide bus line – replacing the 120 – could be implemented, SDOT reps are going out to talk with you in person:

Visit us in person as we spend time out on the corridor the week of March 20. We hope to see you!

3/20 from 7 – 8 AM at the southwest corner of Delridge Way SW and SW Andover St
3/20 from 11 AM – 1 PM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/21 from 7 – 9 AM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/22 from 5 – 6 PM at 21st Ave SW and SW Dawson St along the neighborhood greenway east of Delridge Way SW
3/23 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/24 from 8 – 10 AM on the east sidewalk at the intersection of Delridge Way SW and 17th Ave SW

Mar
23
Thu
2017
Delridge RapidRide conversation #5
Mar 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

As feedback time continues for the proposed ways in which Delridge’s future RapidRide bus line – replacing the 120 – could be implemented, SDOT reps are going out to talk with you in person:

Visit us in person as we spend time out on the corridor the week of March 20. We hope to see you!

3/20 from 7 – 8 AM at the southwest corner of Delridge Way SW and SW Andover St
3/20 from 11 AM – 1 PM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/21 from 7 – 9 AM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/22 from 5 – 6 PM at 21st Ave SW and SW Dawson St along the neighborhood greenway east of Delridge Way SW
3/23 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/24 from 8 – 10 AM on the east sidewalk at the intersection of Delridge Way SW and 17th Ave SW

Mar
24
Fri
2017
Delridge RapidRide Conversation #6
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

As feedback time continues for the proposed ways in which Delridge’s future RapidRide bus line – replacing the 120 – could be implemented, SDOT reps are going out to talk with you in person:

Visit us in person as we spend time out on the corridor the week of March 20. We hope to see you!

3/20 from 7 – 8 AM at the southwest corner of Delridge Way SW and SW Andover St
3/20 from 11 AM – 1 PM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/21 from 7 – 9 AM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/22 from 5 – 6 PM at 21st Ave SW and SW Dawson St along the neighborhood greenway east of Delridge Way SW
3/23 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/24 from 8 – 10 AM on the east sidewalk at the intersection of Delridge Way SW and 17th Ave SW

Mar
28
Tue
2017
DIY Bikes @ West Seattle Tool Library
Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

After a long winter, your bike needs some lovin’. DIY Bikes loves bicycles and we have the bike shops best practices to share the love with you. We provide the work space, the tools, the cleaning materials and the lubes. You provide the bike and the willingness to learn new techniques.

We will be working at the West Seattle Tool Libraryevery Tuesday in March from 5-7:30 pm. The address is 4408 Delridge Way SW right on the way home from work for many of you. See you next Tuesday, March 14th,for our first workshop

diybikes.org

Mar
30
Thu
2017
South Lander Street Bridge project open house @ Metropolist
Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

SDOT has another open house coming up for the South Lander Street Bridge project:

“At our open house, you can view the latest design renderings, and learn more about the project. We’ll also share an early preview of construction, which is anticipated to begin in early 2018.”

Washington State’s Regional Fishery Enhancement Groups: Making a Real Difference for Salmon (and Orcas) @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Washington State’s Regional Fishery Enhancement Groups: Making a Real Difference for Salmon (and Orcas)

Presentation by Jeanette Dorner
When: Thursday March 30, 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
Where: C&P Coffee Company, 5612 California Ave SW
Cost: $5 suggested donation; kids free!

Presented by The Whale Trail

Salmon, the primary food for our endangered orcas (J, K and L pods), are in trouble. Almost 20 years ago the state of Washington created a network of 14 non-profits to work with local communities on salmon habitat restoration projects in different watersheds.

These Regional Fishery Enhancement Groups have worked since then with private landowners and community partners to identify and implement valuable projects that can help increase the number of salmon returning to Washington state.

The latest report on the state of Washingtons salmon shows that overall the recovery of endangered salmon is mixed and salmon populations in Puget Sound are still declining. It is even more important to support and invest in these efforts to restore habitat.

Jeanette will share what the Regional Fishery Enhancement Groups across the state are doing to make a difference and also about the group in Seattles backyard: the Mid Sound Fishery Enhancement Group and how you can help.

Buy tickets now to reserve your seat. And hurry! This will likely sell out.

About the Speaker

Jeanette Dorner has a long history working to recover salmon in Puget Sound. She worked for 11 years as the Salmon Recovery Program Manager with the Nisqually Tribe, coordinating the protection and restoration of salmon habitat in the Nisqually watershed. She played a lead role in helping facilitate with partners major salmon restoration projects including the 900 acre restoration of the Nisqually Estuary. She then worked as the Director of Ecosystem and Salmon Recovery at the Puget Sound Partnership, supporting the work of hundreds of partners around Puget Sound to protect, restore and clean up their rivers, streams and Puget Sound shorelines.

In January of this year Jeanette became the Executive Director of the Mid Sound Fishery Enhancement Group. In her new role she is focused on working to grow the organization to achieve a broader impact on restoring salmon habitat in the Mid Sound area which includes the Green – Duwamish watershed, the Cedar/Sammamish/Lake Washington watershed, the watersheds of Eastern Kitsap County which drain into Central Puget Sound, and all the Puget Sound shorelines in the Central Puget Sound area in King County and Kitsap County.

Jeanette is also the mother to two wonderful kids – a thirteen year old boy and a seven year old girl. Part of her passion to recover salmon habitat and to preserve and protect this beautiful place we call home is to try to pass on to her children a home where they can continue to enjoy the natural wonders of this place with their families – going to watch orcas swimming through Puget Sound, visiting salmon spawning in our local streams, and hiking in the majestic forests of the Pacific Northwest.

About The Whale Trail

The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites around the region where the public may view orcas and other marine mammals from shore. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment. Our overarching goal is to ensure the southern resident orcas recover from the threat of extinction.

Through our current sites and signs, including two on every Washington State ferry, we reach more than 50 million people each year. The Whale Trail is currently adding new sites along the west coast, from California to British Columbia, throughout the southern resident orcas’ range and beyond.

The Whale Trail is led by a core team of partners including NOAA Fisheries, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Seattle Aquarium, the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and the Whale Museum. Our BC team is led by the the BC Cetacean Sighting Network. Many members of the Whale Trail teams met when they worked together to return Springer, the orphaned orca, to her pod.

The Whale Trail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, headquartered in West Seattle. Join us!

Apr
15
Sat
2017
Duwamish River Bird Walk @ Duwamish Tribe Longhouse
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

WHAT: Birds of the Duwamish River Valley—Free Talk & Walk

WHEN: Saturday, April 15, 2017, 1 to 3 pm. Free

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106.

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

Apr
27
Thu
2017
Mother Joseph Day Mass with Father Matthew Oakland @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Providence Mount St. Vincent on April 27, 2017, will hold a celebratory mass in honor of Mother Joseph Day.

The mass begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Pigott Chapel (3rd floor) at Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave SW, Seattle.The public is invited to attend. Father Matthew Oakland of Holy Rosary Parish in West Seattle will preside.

In honor of Mother Joseph’s history of love, selflessness and charity, Providence Mount St. Vincent, lovingly known as “The Mount,” is collecting children’s books written in different languages to donate to Neighborhood House.

Also, with more than 50 percent of The Mount’s staff coming from different countries, three staff members have been invited to speak at the mass to reflect on what love means in their cultures, in their families and how that is translated to their work at The Mount.

Mother Joseph Of The Sacred Heart (Esther Pariseau), 1823-1902, spent her life seeing that the poor were cared for, the homeless sheltered, the sick tended, the hungry fed. In 1856, 13 years after she entered the Sisters of Providence, Mother Joseph and four companions traveled 6,000 miles from Montreal to the distant Washington Territory. In 1859 she established a corporation that has developed into what is now Providence Health & Services, committed to improving health through hospitals, physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing, and many other health and educational services across Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington. She devoted her life to the young, sick and poor until her death in Vancouver in 1902.

For more information, contact Molly Swain at 206.938-8994 or Molly.Swain@providence.org.

May
5
Fri
2017
Seattle’s Urban Bird Treaty Signing and Birdwalk @ Lincoln Park North Playground
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Friday, May 5, Seattle will become an Urban Bird Treaty city.

Two events are scheduled:
Birdwalk: 10 – 10:40 am
Signing Ceremony: 11:00 am – Noon

Lincoln Park at the North Playground
8011 Fauntleroy Way SW
For more info, call (206) 523-4483

Please join us for the signing of Seattle’s Urban Bird Treaty!

After extensive outreach and advocacy by Seattle Audubon and partners, Seattle’s city council passed a resolution to enter into an Urban Bird Treaty with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The Treaty partnership will protect birds in the Seattle area by developing programs to reduce hazards to migrating birds that travel along the Pacific Flyway, restoring habitat, and connecting residents and youth to nature within our city.

On May 5, the city and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will officially sign the treaty, an important milestone that recognizes Seattle’s role in protecting the Pacific Flyway. Seattle Audubon volunteers will lead a free birdwalk, one hour prior to the ceremony.

This work is a collaboration between Seattle Audubon, Audubon Washington, Heron Habitat Helpers, City of Seattle, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.

May
17
Wed
2017
Roxbury paving project open house @ Southwest Library
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

From SDOT’s project page:

We’re scheduled to pave SW Roxbury St as soon as 2019, pending funding availability. To be ready for the project, should funding become available, we are seeking feedback on current street operations.

We want to hear from you. Attend the open house event to learn more about the project and share your thoughts about getting around your neighborhood.

Open House
Wednesday, May 17, 2017; 5:30 – 7 PM
Seattle Public Library, SW Branch
9010 35th Ave SW

We’ll share project information and opportunities to stay involved as we move from planning to design to construction.

May
19
Fri
2017
Bike Everywhere Day West Seattle station + group ride @ West of the "low bridge"
May 19 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am

Bike Everywhere Day cycling station sponsored by West Seattle Bike Connections under the west end of the Spokane Low Bridge on Friday, May 19, from 6 to 9 AM. West Seattle Cyclery and Alki Bike & Board will provide simple, on-the-spot bike repairs. Homemade baked goods, beverages and information on bicycling routes and planned improvements will be available, and local enthusiasts can answer questions about commuting, recreational cycling and other biking issues.

At 7:30 AM, join WSBC’s Paul Buchanan to ride to Seattle City Hall on Cascade’s Ride and Rally for a downtown Basic Bike Network and safe connections to our neighborhoods (more info at https://www.cascade.org/basicbikenetwork).

May
20
Sat
2017
Annual Our Lady of Guadalupe/CYO Golf Tournament @ West Seattle Golf Course
May 20 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

The annual OLG/CYO Golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday, May 20th, 7am at West Seattle Golf Course. Lunch, awards, and a prize raffle will immediately follow the golf. Proceeds from the event go to the Our Lady of Guadalupe CYO athletic program and the in-parish fund. Further information along with sign-up sheets & sponsorship forms will be available soon. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Colberg at 206.618.1361 or via email: tomcolberg@comcast.net.

Celebrate Springer! @ Vashon Island
May 20 @ 1:00 pm

“Celebrate Springer!” marks the 15th anniversary of the dramatic rescue in the waters off of Vashon Island of the orphaned orca Springer (A-73) and the heroic efforts by Washington and British Columbia teams working together to return her safely to her home 300 miles north in Johnstone Strait at the north end of Vancouver Island.

Today, Springer is still healthy and in 2013 had her first calf, Spirit. They are most often seen on the north central British Columbia coast and occasionally return to Johnstone Strait in summer.

The 2002 Springer rescue team will reconvene at 1 PM on Saturday, May 20, at the Vashon Theater to tell “Springer’s Story,” first-hand accounts of how Springer was identified, rescued and rehabilitated.

“Celebrate Springer!” will also feature a dance performance by Le La La Dancers, who were present at Springer’s release, and followed at 5 PM by The Whale Trail sign dedication at the Point Robinson Lighthouse Park.

Sponsors for the Vashon Theater event are Jody Peetz and Pete Schroeder, Marine Mammal Veterinarian. Tickets are available in advance from Vashon Theater tickets (go here).

“Celebrate Springer!” events will continue in June and July with programs at NOAA Fisheries, Whale Trail Orca Talk, Whale Trail sign dedications, and conclude with a three-day program at Telegraph Cove, British Columbia, where Springer was released in 2002 and rejoined her Northern Resident family.

May
23
Tue
2017
Avalon Way paving project open house @ Delridge Community Center
May 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

From SDOT’s page for the project:

Starting as soon as 2019, we’ll pave SW Avalon Way and a short segment of 35th Ave SW, following completion of the Fauntleroy Way SW Boulevard Project.

We want to hear from you. Attend the open house event to learn more about the project and share your thoughts about getting around your neighborhood.

Open House
Tuesday, May 23, 2017; 5:30 – 7 PM
Delridge Community Center
4501 Delridge Way SW

Jun
3
Sat
2017
National Trails Day: West Duwamish Greenbelt hikes @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hike developed and undeveloped trails of the West Duwamish Greenbelt, the largest urban forest in Seattle on a ridge above the Duwamish RIver. Members of the West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails group and Nature Consortium will be on hand to guide hikers and provide information on the history and reforestation of the greenbelt. The first half of the trail is a constructed gravel trail. The second half is muddier and less developed. There are a few ups and downs and a bit of scrambling but only modest elevation changes, suitable for most ages with appropriate footwear. The trail makes a loop from the south end of the campus of South Seattle College, paralleling the campus in the greenbelt, to the Chinese Garden and Arboretum at the north end of campus, returning to the start along the campus and 16th Ave. SW.

More details can be found here.

Guided hikes are at 10 am and noon – meet at 12th SW and SW Holly.

‘Whales In Your Neighborhood’ event @ Constellation Park
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Orca Network, Whale Scout and The Whale Trail are teaming up to provide education about Whales In Your Neighborhood on June 3, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at various locations throughout the region. Meet up with an expert naturalist at a local park to search for and learn more about land based whale watching and the whales who live in the Salish Sea, in particular our endangered Southern Resident orcas. This event is part of Orca Awareness Month.

Confirmed Locations include:
Constellation Park (Charles Richey Sr. Viewpoint), Seattle – at the Whale Trail sign, with local naturalist Kersti Muul

Coupeville Wharf, Coupevlle. This event will take place from 3:00 to 5:00 with a    special ceremony for the brand new Coupeville whale bell. Fort Casey State Park, Coupeville. Near the gun battery
Lime Kiln Point State Park, Friday Harbor – at the observation wall
Owen Beach, Tacoma
Point No Point, Hansville – at the Whale Trail sign
Seahurst Park, Burien – at the playground area
Westside Preserve, Friday Harbor – at the middle pullout

For more information and a list of updated locations, visit www.orcamonth.com.
Questions? Contact Cindy Hansen at cindy@orcanetwork.org or 360-223-5666

Location note: Seattle Parks’ Richey Viewpoint runs parallel to Beach Drive SW roughly from Alki Point to 63rd Ave. SW, and includes Constellation Park as well as an area of Marine Reserve at the end of 63rd Ave SW.

Jun
11
Sun
2017
Lincoln Park Nature Walk: Edible and Medicinal Plants @ Lincoln Park @ South Parking Lot
Jun 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Edible and Medicinal Plants of Lincoln Park
Sunday, June 11th, 3-5pm
Space is limited to 15.
From Jonathan Hover:

Edible and Medicinal Plants of Lincoln Park
Sunday, June 11th, 3-5pm
**We’ll meet at the parking lot at the south end of the park at 3pm**

Lincoln Park offers a fun variety of forest, shoreline, and metropolitan plants friends. Plants we’ll see include Huckleberries, Thimbleberries, False Solomon’s Seal, St. John’s Wort, Oregon Grape, Indian Plum, and many more!

We’ll talk about how to identify, ethically gather, prepare, and use the medicinal plants we’ll encounter. I provide handouts with the common and scientific names, preparations, and uses of the most of the plants we’ll see, as well as a glossary of herbal terms I’ll be using, and botanical illustrations describing leaf shapes and types, and flower parts and types for context.

Make sure to bring something to write with, comfortable shoes, and water!

I grew up in southeast Seattle, and have always had a passion for the natural world. I attended the Intro to Western Herbalism program at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies in Boulder, Co. from 1999-2000, and received a certificate in Advanced Herbalism from the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism in Boulder, Co. in 2003. I’ve studied the uses of northwest native plants for the last 15 years, and have led plant walks professionally on Orcas Island, Seattle, and the Cascades. I have found that being able to identify and know the uses of the plants around me has changed the way I view the world, giving me a deeper sense of connection with this beautiful place we live, and I love to share that with others.

I want my walks to be accessible and affordable to all who are interested. $15 sliding scale, open to trades, nobody refused for lack of money, children 13 and under free. The event will be limited to 15 people. You can reserve a spot through my paypal. Pay any amount and comment on how many spots you’d like, or email me at evergreenplantwalks@gmail to request a spot or with any questions.

Jun
17
Sat
2017
West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway drop-in event #1 @ Uptown Espresso
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

First of two drop-in events to find out more about “most promising route” for the new West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway – detailed in WSB coverage and on the SDOT website – and to offer your comments.

Jun
21
Wed
2017
West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway drop-in event #2 @ Southwest Library
Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Second of two drop-in events to find out more about “most promising route” for the new West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway – detailed in WSB coverage and on the SDOT website – and to offer your comments.

Jun
22
Thu
2017
West Seattle Transportation Coalition workshop for light-rail stations, routing @ Hall at Fauntleroy
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the West Seattle Transportation Coalition for a community-led workshop on routing/stations for WS light rail. Special time and location. Full details in our preview.

Celebrate Springer/The Whale Trail event: Vessels and whales @ Dakota Place Building
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Active Oceans: How the ECHO Program is working to reduce the impact of vessel traffic on whales in the Salish Sea

Presentation by Krista Trounce, Port of Vancouver BC

When: Thursday, June 22, 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
Where: Dakota Park Place Building, 4303 Dakota Place SW, Seattle
Cost: $10 General Admission; $5 Kids under 12

Presented by The Whale Trail
Sponsored by Nucor. Accommodations provided by the Grove West Seattle Inn.

The Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) Program is a Vancouver Fraser Port Authority-led initiative aimed at better understanding and managing the impact of shipping activities on at-risk whales throughout the Salish Sea.

Krista Trounce, the ECHO Program Project Manager, will present how the ECHO Program is working with national and international collaborators to develop mitigation measures that will lead to a quantifiable reduction in potential threats to whales as a result of shipping activities.

Learn about the projects the ECHO Program has completed and is currently working on: Strait of Georgia Underwater Listening Station to measure vessel noise levels, regional monitoring of ambient noise in the Salish Sea, a Mariner’s Guide to Whales in the Pacific Northwest, large whale strike risk assessment, a trial slowdown of commercial vessels, and others. Hear how the ECHO Program and our collaborators are educating mariners, industry partners and the public about the impacts of underwater noise on marine mammals.

Krista will speak to the ECHO Program long term goals, and how the Salish Sea will benefit from their research and initiatives.

Buy tickets now at http://bpt.me/2974083 to reserve your seat. And hurry! This will likely sell out.

This talk is the third of four Celebrate Springer events, commemorating the 15th anniversary of the successful rescue, rehabilitation and release of Springer (A73) the orphaned orca, and the transboundary partnerships that made it possible.

About the Speaker

Krista Trounce is the Project Manager for the Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) Program at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

Krista brings to the ECHO Program over 20 years of experience as an environmental engineer and project manager. Krista joined the ECHO Program in early 2015, after spending a year as the Project Specialist, Site Assessment for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. Prior to joining the port authority, Krista was a manager and partner at a private consulting firm where her career focused on the evaluation of risk to human and ecological health posed by environmental contaminants. Krista holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo and is a licensed engineer in the province of British Columbia.

About The Whale Trail

The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites where the public may view orcas and other marine mammals from shore. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment. Our overarching goal is to ensure the southern resident orcas recover from the threat of extinction.

Through our current sites and signs, including two on every Washington State ferry, we reach more than 50 million people each year. The Whale Trail is currently adding new sites along the west coast, from California to British Columbia, throughout the southern resident orcas’ range and beyond.

The Whale Trail is led by a core team of partners that include NOAA Fisheries, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Seattle Aquarium, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and the Whale Museum. Our BC team is led by the BC Cetacean Sighting Network. Many members of The Whale Trail teams met when they worked together to return Springer, the orphaned orca, to her pod.

The Whale Trail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, headquartered in West Seattle. Join us!

ECHO Program Presentation: Reducing shipping’s impact on Salish Sea whales @ Dakota Park Place Building
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Active Oceans: How the ECHO (Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation) Program is working to reduce the impact of vessel traffic on whales in the Salish Sea.

Krista Trounce, Project Manager at Port of Vancouver in British Columbia, will present how the ECHO Program is working with national and international collaborators to develop mitigation measures that will lead to a quantifiable reduction in potential threats to whales as a result of shipping activities.
Thursday, June 22, 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
Dakota Park Place Building, 4303 Dakota Place SW, West Seattle.
Cost: $10 General Admission; $5 Kids under 12.
Advance tickets: Brown Paper Tickets
Presented by The Whale Trail.
Sponsored by Nucor. Accommodations provided by The Grove West Seattle Inn.

The Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) Program is a Vancouver Fraser Port Authority-led initiative aimed at better understanding and managing the impact of shipping activities on at-risk whales throughout the Salish Sea.

Learn about the projects the ECHO Program has completed and is currently working on: Strait of Georgia Underwater Listening Station to measure vessel noise levels, regional monitoring of ambient noise in the Salish Sea, a Mariner’s Guide to Whales in the Pacific Northwest, large whale strike risk assessment, a trial slowdown of commercial vessels, and others. Hear how the ECHO Program and our collaborators are educating mariners, industry partners and the public about the impacts of underwater noise on marine mammals.

Krista will speak to the ECHO Program long term goals, and how the Salish Sea will benefit from their research and initiatives.
Buy tickets now here to reserve your seat. And hurry! This will likely sell out.

This talk is the third of four Celebrate Springer events, commemorating the 15th anniversary of the successful rescue, rehabilitation and release of Springer (A73) the orphaned orca, and the transboundary partnerships that made it possible.

About the Speaker
Krista Trounce is the Project Manager for the Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) Program at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. Krista brings to the ECHO Program over 20 years of experience as an environmental engineer and project manager. Krista joined the ECHO Program in early 2015, after spending a year as the Project Specialist, Site Assessment for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. Prior to joining the port authority, Krista was a manager and partner at a private consulting firm where her career focused on the evaluation of risk to human and ecological health posed by environmental contaminants. Krista holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo and is a licensed engineer in the province of British Columbia.
About The Whale Trail
The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites where the public may view orcas and other marine mammals from shore. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment. Our overarching goal is to ensure the southern resident orcas recover from the threat of extinction.
Through our current sites and signs, including two on every Washington State ferry, we reach more than 50 million people each year. The Whale Trail is currently adding new sites along the west coast, from California to British Columbia, throughout the southern resident orcas’ range and beyond.
The Whale Trail is led by a core team of partners that include NOAA Fisheries, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Seattle Aquarium, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and the Whale Museum. Our BC team is led by the BC Cetacean Sighting Network. Many members of The Whale Trail teams met when they worked together to return Springer, the orphaned orca, to her pod.
The Whale Trail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, headquartered in West Seattle. Join us!

Jun
24
Sat
2017
Lower Fauntleroy Tree Walk @ Fauntleroy Creek Viewpoint
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Trees for Seattle presents the Lower Fauntleroy Tree Walk on Saturday, June 24th from 10 am – 12 pm. Free, but need to RSVP here.

Meet at Fauntleroy Creek Viewpoint at the junction of Fauntleroy Way SW and Director Street SW

With a stunning view of the Puget Sound, Fauntleroy Way is one of West Seattle’s most iconic streets. Tree ambassador Al Rouyer will lead a walk beginning at the Fauntleroy Creek Viewpoint. 22 trees are included in the walk. Al will describe interesting facts about the trees and gives ways to easily identify each tree. He will also give some of the interesting history of the Fauntleroy neighborhood. The walk is short covering only about the length of 3 city blocks. Come join Tree Ambassador Al as we tour this scenic drive and enjoy the trees among the ocean breeze.

Questions? Email TreeAmbassador@seattle.gov or call 206-615-1668.
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Jun
25
Sun
2017
June Low Tide Beach Safari @ Mee-Kwa-Mooks Beach
Jun 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Low Tide Beach Safari on Sunday, June 25, 2017, 11:30am – 1:00pm @ Me-Kwa-Mooks Beach.
Age 6 and up due to rocky beach. Meet at Emma Schmitz Outlook just above the beach. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Presented  by Seattle Parks Urban Nature Guides. Free.

Search for tide pool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces.

All programs led by highly trained Seattle Urban Nature Guides. Please remember all children must be accompanied by an adult.

REGISTRATION: Go to Seattle Parks to use the online registration system – SPARC. You need to sign up for am account and obtain a pin number in order to use the online system. This may take up to 24 hours, so plan ahead. Once you have your pin number, use the course code number listed in the program description to find the program in the SPARC system. The course code number is listed next to the program date.
Another way to register is to contact Camp Long Environmental Learning Center:
5200 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA. 98126, Phone: 206-684-7434, Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Jul
8
Sat
2017
Puget Park – West Duwamish Greenbelt Restoration/Tree-Cutting Plan Open House @ SSC, Chan Education Center
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

As part of the Green Seattle Partnership, Seattle Parks and Recreation will undertake a restoration project throughout 24 acres of the West Duwamish Greenspace. The site, Puget Park, is located on the hillside between South Seattle College and West Marginal Way. A map of the project area can be found online at http://arcg.is/1Dzvm1.

Work is scheduled to begin this summer, so please join Seattle Parks at Recreation for a project open house and site walk on Saturday, July 8th, from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM at South Seattle College, Chan Education Center (6000 16th Ave SW). The open house will run the duration of the time, with a brief presentation at 10:30 and a site walk at 11:30.

For more information about the project, check out the latest Green Seattle Partnership blog post or contact Michael Yadrick with any questions (michael.yadrick@seattle.gov).

Jul
17
Mon
2017
‘Wildlife in the City’ for ages 9-12 @ High Point Library
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wildlife in the City, Monday, July 17, 2017, 6 – 7 p.m. For ages 9-12. Registration is required.

Do you have what it takes to walk on the city’s wild side? Get a taste of what wildlife biologists really do and have the opportunity to get up close to one of the zoo’s ambassador animals.

Join Woodland Park Zoo as we discover ways to deepen your experiences with nature through the use of naturalist tools, tracking techniques, and more!

This program is part of the Library’s 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! The Library is offering hundreds of free programs and activities for children and teens to keep youth engaged in reading and learning all summer long. The 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! is funded by generous donations from The Seattle Public Library Foundation and Tableau.

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 or visiting the branch.

More… www.spl.org
High Point Branch, 206-684-7454, or Ask a Librarian.

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

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Jul
21
Fri
2017
‘Legend of Dragons!’ for ages 4-8 @ West Seattle Branch Library
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Legend of Dragons! Friday, July 21, 2017, 11 am – 12 pm.
Learn about modern-day dragons and other incredible reptiles with the Woodland Park Zoo. For ages 4-8.

Did you know that dragons really exist? Get up close with a reptile from the zoo!

This program is part of the Library’s 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! The Library is offering hundreds of free programs and activities for children and teens to keep youth engaged in reading and learning all summer long. The 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! is funded by generous donations from The Seattle Public Library Foundation and Tableau.

Notes Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

More… www.spl.org…
West Seattle Branch, 206-684-7444, or Ask a Librarian.

Jul
22
Sat
2017
July Low Tide Beach Safari @ Mee-Kwa-Mooks Beach
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Low Tide Beach Safari on Sunday, July 22, 2017, 9:30 – 11am @ Me-Kwa-Mooks Beach.
Age 6 and up due to rocky beach. Meet at Emma Schmitz Outlook just above the beach. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Presented  by Seattle Parks Urban Nature Guides. Free.

Search for tide pool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces.

All programs led by highly trained Seattle Urban Nature Guides. Please remember all children must be accompanied by an adult.

REGISTRATION: Go to Seattle Parks to use the online registration system – SPARC. You need to sign up for am account and obtain a pin number in order to use the online system. This may take up to 24 hours, so plan ahead. Once you have your pin number, use the course code number listed in the program description to find the program in the SPARC system. The course code number is listed next to the program date.

Another way to register is to contact Camp Long Environmental Learning Center:
5200 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA. 98126, Phone: 206-684-7434, Email: camplong@seattle.gov
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Deaf Community Beach Walk @ Lincoln Park
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Meet us on the beach! Sign language interpretation will be available between 10 am and 1 pm at Lincoln Park on July 22, 2017 with beach naturalists during low tide.

Jul
27
Thu
2017
Nature’s Builders: Beavers, Bees, and Bower Birds @ High Point Library
Jul 27 @ 11:30 am – 11:45 am

Nature’s Builders: Beavers, Bees, and Bower Birds – July 27th 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. For ages 2-10.

Join Mikey Mike the Rad Scientist on an epic adventure to meet nature’s most amazing architects. Together, we will learn, sing, dance, and discover some of the incredible ways that animals help build a better world.

This program is part of the Library’s 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! The Library is offering hundreds of free programs and activities for children and teens to keep youth engaged in reading and learning all summer long. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

The 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! is funded by generous donations from The Seattle Public Library Foundation and Tableau.
www.spl.org…
High Point Branch, 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian.

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

Aug
6
Sun
2017
‘How To Release Depression’ with Zen Tibetan Lama Master @ Vietnamese Cultural Center
Aug 6 @ 1:30 pm

Visiting Zen Tibetan Lama Master Thich Vien Phap from California will teach and practice How To Release The Depression In Your Life
Date & Times: Sunday August 6, 2017 at 1:30 PM
Place: Vietnamese Cultural Center 2234 SW Orchard St., Seattle WA 98106
Contact: Vietnamese Cultural Center 206-779 6875
Free For The Public

Aug
16
Wed
2017
Kid-friendly park walk with guidebook author @ Jack Block Park
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 11 AM at Jack Block Park

Kid-friendly park walk with guidebook author Linnea Westerlind

Join West Seattleite Linnea Westerlind, author of Discovering Seattle Parks, for a family-friendly hike through Jack Block Park in West Seattle. Come explore this unusual, little-known spot. The walk is stroller-friendly and is about one mile round-trip. Meet at the first parking lot near the restrooms. Harbor Ave. S.W. and S.W. Florida St., Seattle.

Aug
26
Sat
2017
Guided trail walk
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Guided trail walk in West Seattle

Saturday, August 26th, 9 am

Learn about lesser-known trails in West Seattle in the West Duwamish greenbelt! Meet at the Riverview playfield parking lot, 12th SW and SW Myrtle. Everyone and all ages are welcome. Parts of the trails are graveled and well-constructed; other parts are not formally maintained, so come prepared for that. The hike will consist of an approximately 3 mile loop that will take about 1.5 hours to complete. Sponsored by West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails group.