West Seattle Event Calendar

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ADMIRAL THEATER SCHEDULE (updated link)

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

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

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

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails Group

Jul
12
Fri
Sound Steps Walk Roxhill Park loop @ Roxhill Park (see listing)
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Fridays, 9 am – 10 am, FREE
Join the Roxhill Park Champions for a walk on the Longfellow Creek Trail, on a .5 mile loop – stop there or continue on for another for 1 mile total. Roxhill Park and the Wetlands require regular attention to help the wildlife and plant life thrive. Help keep the park and trails clean as we walk – bring gloves and/or trash bags (optional).
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions: tamara.keefe@seattle.gov or 206 684 4664

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

Jul
16
Tue
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 16 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul
17
Wed
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 17 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last Bench Journal’s Protest Poetry @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

Launch of UK-based Last Bench Journal’s solicitation of unpublished North American protest poetry for a September publication. Lyn Coffin, Seattle writer and one of the editors, will be on hand. For more info, contact northamericalastbench@gmail.com, with Lyn Coffin in the subject line, or the PoetryBridge website at poetrybridgetimes.net.

Jul
19
Fri
Sound Steps Walk Roxhill Park loop @ Roxhill Park (see listing)
Jul 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Fridays, 9 am – 10 am, FREE
Join the Roxhill Park Champions for a walk on the Longfellow Creek Trail, on a .5 mile loop – stop there or continue on for another for 1 mile total. Roxhill Park and the Wetlands require regular attention to help the wildlife and plant life thrive. Help keep the park and trails clean as we walk – bring gloves and/or trash bags (optional).
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions: tamara.keefe@seattle.gov or 206 684 4664

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

Pocketful Of Poems @ Southwest Library
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

At the Southwest Library Branch: Create poems, haikus and artwork with award-wining author/illustrator Javaka Steptoe!

In this lively presentation, Javaka Steptoe will talk about poems and specifically what is a haiku and discuss the science behind the poems in the book A Pocketful of Poems. What are seasons? What happens in spring? How are butterflies created? And we’ll discuss the nature that is in each of the various poems while creating caterpillars and butterflies out of craft supplies. For ages 4-8.

Javaka Steptoe won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for his picture book biography Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Little, Brown). The book won many other honors, too, including the 2017 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, and multiple starred reviews. His debut picture book, In Daddy’s Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers (Lee & Low Books, ), earned him a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, in addition to a nomination for Outstanding Children’s Literature Work at the 1998 NAACP Image Awards. Since that time, Steptoe has illustrated and/or written more than a dozen books for youth readers, collaborating with some of the top names in the business—Walter Dean Myers, Nikki Grimes and Karen English. Javaka Steptoe travels extensively reading and conducting workshops at schools, libraries, museums, and conferences across the country and internationally.

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

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

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

Jul
24
Wed
Highland Park Action Committee meeting @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Standing info:

Highland Park Action Committee
We meet the 4th Wednesday of the month at HPIC on 12th and Holden, 7:00 pm meeting.

Jul
26
Fri
Sound Steps Walk Roxhill Park loop @ Roxhill Park (see listing)
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Fridays, 9 am – 10 am, FREE
Join the Roxhill Park Champions for a walk on the Longfellow Creek Trail, on a .5 mile loop – stop there or continue on for another for 1 mile total. Roxhill Park and the Wetlands require regular attention to help the wildlife and plant life thrive. Help keep the park and trails clean as we walk – bring gloves and/or trash bags (optional).
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions: tamara.keefe@seattle.gov or 206 684 4664

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

Jul
31
Wed
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 31 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

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

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

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug
28
Wed
Highland Park Action Committee meeting @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Standing info:

Highland Park Action Committee
We meet the 4th Wednesday of the month at HPIC on 12th and Holden, 7:00 pm meeting.

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

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

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

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

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

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

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

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

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is not necessary but if you care to contact:

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information contact: Mariska@earthcorps.org.

Sep
25
Wed
Highland Park Action Committee meeting @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Standing info:

Highland Park Action Committee
We meet the 4th Wednesday of the month at HPIC on 12th and Holden, 7:00 pm meeting.

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

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

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

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

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

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

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

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

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

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

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

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

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

Saturday, October 5th
10 am – noon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mushroom Walk at Camp Long.

Ages 12 and older. Pre-registration required.

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

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

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

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

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

Oct
21
Mon
Duwamish River cleanup input @ South Park Community Center
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

WHAT: This will be an opportunity for community to review, clarify issues brought up during the last Roundtable, and discuss the current phase of the cleanup process to better understand the context of the suggested Roundtable topics. There will also be a review of all Superfund Cleanup actions to date.

WHEN: Monday, October 21, 5-7 pm.

WHERE: South Park Community Center

8319 8th Ave. S.

WHO: All affected and/or interested community

INFO: The Roundtable is a group convened by the Environmental Protection Agency to determine how the Record of Decision (ROD), i.e., the Superfund Cleanup, will be carried out. There is a seat at the Roundtable for all involved individuals, organizations, departments, etc. DRCC is the community’s representative. In order to serve as representative, DRCC hosts pre- and post-Roundtable meetings for every Roundtable meeting to exchange information with community members. These meetings offer child care, refreshments, and interpretation. The agenda is as follows:

1) Why our voice matters in the cleanup process. Why and how to make comments

2) Duwamish Superfund Clean-up history/process

3) Remedial Design and Pre-design Investigation

4) Operating procedures

5) Review what was done before the Roundtable started

Next steps and questions

Oct
23
Wed
Highland Park Action Committee meeting @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Standing info:

Highland Park Action Committee
We meet the 4th Wednesday of the month at HPIC on 12th and Holden, 7:00 pm meeting.

Oct
25
Fri
Community conversation with Mayor Jenny Durkan @ Cupcake Royale
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Hiawatha Play Area feedback opportunity @ Halloween Carnival
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Look for the booth during the Hiawatha Community Center Halloween Carnival to provide your feedback on the play-area overhaul plan.

Oct
29
Tue
Historic Walk through Camp Long- FREE! @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The end of October is a spectacular time to witness fall colors in this historic urban oasis. Enjoy an interactive experience with a retired National Parks Ranger. Meet at the Camp Long Environmental Learning Center entrance and be prepared for muddy trails and possible rainy weather.

Tuesday, October 29, 10 am-11:30 am
Register with #23255

SW LIFELONG RECREATION
To register for the SW Lifelong Recreation programs, visit us
online at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/ or call 206-684-7422.

Oct
30
Wed
Hear, talk about new cruise terminal @ South Seattle College Georgetown Campus
Oct 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

As previewed here, public scoping meeting/open house re: the T-46 proposal.

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

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

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

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

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

Email: alison@tinkergarten.com.

Nov
4
Mon
Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

Nov
5
Tue
Paws on Patrol, 2nd meeting @ Southwest Precinct
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

2nd meeting, with training, for this new program.

Nov
12
Tue
West Seattle Tool Library annual membership meeting @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for our first Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, November 12th, at 7pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. We’ll be presenting updated bylaws for approval of the membership, as well as electing new Board members. You must have an active membership to vote on the bylaws and the Board members. Look for an email in early November with those bylaws and a list of nominated Board members. Please RSVP so we can have enough chairs!

Interested in joining the Board? Know someone who would make a great Board member? Review the Board Member Job Description and then send your nominations to Admin@wstools.org. Nominations must be received by November 7th.

To RSVP by email – admin@wstools.org

Nov
13
Wed
Legislators’ Town Hall at 34th District Democrats @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Your legislators want to hear from you!

The 34th District Democrats invite you and our state legislators to a Town Hall on Wednesday, November 13th at 7pm. This is your opportunity to speak directly to your elected officials about issues important to you and our community. Concerned about education, climate, healthcare or transportation? Is affordable housing or homelessness your hot topic? Do you advocate for economic or social justice? Join us for this interactive event!

Submit questions for Senator Joe Nguyen, Representative Eileen Cody and Representative Joe Fitzgibbon here.

Questions will be selected in advance by the moderators, with priority on issues that are brought up by multiple members/attendees. If you’d like to ask your question publicly at the Town Hall, please include your name and email. There will also be an opportunity for an open mic Q&A at the event. Due to the volume of questions submitted and being asked in person, your question may or may not be selected.

If you have a personal issue you need help with, or want to request a meeting about policy, you can find our elected officials’ emails here: http://www.34dems.org/elected-officials/

Meeting will be held at The Hall at Fauntleroy beginning at 6:30 pm with a potluck followed by the Town Hall at 7:00 pm.

Nov
14
Thu
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 playground project community meeting @ school cafeteria
Nov 14 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

My name is Adrienne Ollerenshaw. I am a teacher and a mother to a six-year old first grader at Louisa Boren STEM K-8. I have noticed the school’s need for additional activities on the school’s blacktop. With the support from the PTA, I will be applying for Seattle’s Department of Neighborhood Community Partnership Funds to make improvements to our school playground. I will be asking for support from the school and local community in several ways. First, I will be holding a brief community meeting, before the PTA meeting at 5:45 in the school Cafeteria on 11-14-19, to gather ideas, gauge community interest, and create a playground committee. To be eligible for the City’s matching grants, I will have to hold three community meetings, and this will be the first.

An important part of receiving funding from the city for a project like ours is to recognize it as a benefit to the community. Where our school lies on Delridge, there is very little close by, safe space for neighborhood parents and families to use. Within a one-mile radius of STEM, there are no easy, accessible parks for families. With an additional play structure or other play equipment, our school can create a safe, welcoming space for children, daycares, and families to use.

If you know people or businesses in the community that would be willing to contribute their time, money, feedback to this project, please invite them to the brief community meeting . If you know a community member that would like to be on the playground committee, have them email me directly.

Thank you for your support.
louisaborenplaygroundcommittee@gmail.com

Nov
15
Fri
Parents’ Night Out Childcare Service
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The West Seattle High-schools Junior ASB Parents’ Night Out babysitting service will be held on Friday, November 15 from 5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

This event is for children ages 3 (potty-trained) to 11 years and includes pizza, snacks, crafts, games, and a movie!

Many of the sitters are CPR trained.

Cost is $35 dollars per child or $30 with two or more cans of food that will be donated to the West Seattle Food Bank. Sign up 2 or more children, and the price drops to $25 dollars per child.

Reserve your spot today! Email wshsco2021@gmail.com.

Nov
18
Mon
Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

Nov
19
Tue
Poet Marjorie Laughlin @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

“I Loosed My Father’s Boots” is West Seattle Poet Marjorie Laughlin’s first collection of poetry. She will be sharing poems from this collection when she reads at the Senior Center after lunch on Tuesday, November 19 from 1pm to 1:30pm.

Her poems include remembrances of her childhood on the family farm on Ribbon Ridge and small town living in the Chehalem valley in Oregon. Marjorie’s poems are wide ranging. A visit to family friends in a small village in Italy resulted in her poem “Generations.” Working in her garden and observing the beauty of the iris led to “A Tale of Two Queens.”

Marjorie doesn’t shy away from social issues or even existential ones. “A Thirty
Foot Drop” discusses hazards facing people experiencing homelessness. “Resurrection Day” is about capital punishment. “Picnic on the Beach” reflects on the possibility of a nuclear conflagration. “A Visit” shows the heartache of dementia. Many of Marjorie’s poems reflect on nature. Her approach with familiar subjects sometimes comes with a twist.

If you’d like to join us for this reading, please register in advance at the front desk or by calling 206.932.4044 x1 so we know how many people to plan for. This event is free.

Nov
21
Thu
Climate Change: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly @ West Seattle Library
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

West Seattle resident, Warren Burrows, MD, of the Climate Reality Project, will be giving a free lecture on climate change at the West Seattle Library.

Dr. Burrows will be discussing current information on climate change: the good and the bad news. All are welcome, including the skeptical, the worried, and the busy.

Light-rail neighborhood forum for West Seattle @ Alki Masonic Hall
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Attend a neighborhood forum to learn more about the alternatives we’ll be studying in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), what happens next in the environmental review process and how you can stay engaged! There will also be opportunities to participate in small group activities to discuss how the vision and values of your neighborhood relate to future light rail stations.

If you have questions about which event to attend, reach out to an outreach specialist for more information, wsblink@soundtransit.org or call 206-903-7229.

West Seattle – Nov. 21
Station areas include Delridge, Avalon and Alaska Junction

City meeting about Camp Second Chance @ Joint Training Facility
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
25
Mon
Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

Dec
2
Mon
Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

Cottage Grove Playground meeting @ Delridge Community Center
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dec
3
Tue
Early Design community meeting for 9201 Delridge project @ Jim Wiley Community Center
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Early Design community meeting for newly revised project at 9201 Delridge Way. If you can’t be there, yoou can provide feedback via the survey at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9201Delridge

Dec
6
Fri
Lafayette Craft Fair and Gift Wrapping Event @ Lafayette Elementary School Lunchroom
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come support Lafayette Elementary students or sign up for a table yourself.

Student-made crafts offer a great gift or precious memento from friends at Lafayette Elementary. Also, you can gift wrap your items by donation at the event. Please come and join us!

For more information please reach out to Pamela Quadros.

Dec
7
Sat
Light-rail neighborhood forum at Delridge Community Center
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Attend a neighborhood forum to learn more about the alternatives we’ll be studying in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), what happens next in the environmental review process and how you can stay engaged! There will also be opportunities to participate in small group activities to discuss how the vision and values of your neighborhood relate to future light rail stations.

If you have questions about which event to attend, reach out to an outreach specialist for more information, wsblink@soundtransit.org or call 206-903-7229.

Delridge station only

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Delridge Community Center (Gym), 4501 Delridge Way SW, Seattle

This event focuses on the Delridge station and builds upon the community engagement and collaboration approach outlined in the Racial Equity Toolkit. Spanish and Vietnamese interpreters will be available

SW Brandon/Findlay Trail Improvements & Wayfinding
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Community walk for this project – details here.

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

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

Winter Wander Along Longfellow Creek at Camp Long.

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

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

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

Everyone attending the program must be registered.

Meet the leader at the Camp Long Lodge.

Dec
9
Mon
Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

Dec
14
Sat
6318 41st SW site tour
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

6 townhouses with 3 parking spaces are planned to replace a house at this site. Join project team members for an Early Community Outreach for Design Review site tour at 10 am Saturday, December 14th. Here’s the flyer (PDF).

Dec
16
Mon
Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

Dec
17
Tue
Early Community Outreach for 3417 Harbor SW @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Community-outreach meeting for apartment project planned at 3417 Harbor SW.

Let us know what you think!

Join the project team and their architects to discuss the vision and approach for this new residential project in the neighborhood.

Coffee and cookies will be provided. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.

Dec
18
Wed
Dakota Homestead update @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us at the West Seattle library meeting room on Wednesday Dec. 18th from 6-7 pm for an informal gathering. We will provide updates on Dakota Homestead project and answer any questions you may have. You can also learn how you can help.

There will be a short presentation and snacks will be provided.

We hope to see some of you there! If you cannot make it but still have questions, feel free to reach out to us at president@urbanhomesteadfoundation.org

Dec
19
Thu
Early Community Outreach for 2330 Alki SW @ Alki Community Center
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

17 townhouses are proposed for this site. Meet project-team members for early design review outreach discussion.

Dec
21
Sat
Community conversations with School Board director @ Delridge Library
Dec 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dec
23
Mon
Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

Dec
30
Mon
Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Dec 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

Jan
6
Mon
Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

Jan
8
Wed
Fighting Hate in Washington @ 34th District Democrats @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Jan 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Our January meeting (1/8) will be held at The Hall at Fauntleroy in West Seattle. We start at 6:30 with a potluck and social 30 minutes. The short business meeting will begin at 7 and the program will start shortly thereafter.

Join Nina Martinez from the Latino Civic Alliance and Attorney General Ferguson’s Hate Crimes Working Group, and Kendal Kosai of the Anti-Defamation League of the Pacific Northwest, for a panel discussion on the prevalence of hate crimes in Washington State.

Our website also includes the information: http://www.34dems.org/event/january-monthly-meeting-fighting-hate-in-washington/

District 1 Community Network Meeting @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Next meeting: January 8th

District 1 Community Network
Wednesday, January 8, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center (4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98126)
Agenda
Introductions – 7:05
You, your affiliation, and topic answer (A New Year’s goal for yourself and/or District One?)
Announcements – 7:15
Something going on in your community? Big plans? Open floor for announcements.
Focus Topic – 7:25
Seattle CIty Light discussion: Transportation Electrification – Jenny Levesque, SCL
D1CN Business – 7:55
Status of projects underway by D1CN committees and standing items

Review D1CN Community Survey – Mat, David
Close the survey? Next steps?
D1CN draft website – Amanda
District 1 position on City of Seattle’s Community Involvement Commission – Tamsen
Affordable housing in District 1 – Deb and Cindi
TBD: WA State Extreme Risk Protection Order presentation/discussion – All

Call for New Proposals – 8:40
New projects or activities that we want to launch

Industrial/Maritime Lands committee – David
2020 grant deadlines (e.g. Neighborhood Matching Fund) – Osbaldo Hernandez, DoN
Review and Close – 5 mins
You forgot to say…?

Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle @ C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

Free, all ages, monthly series with a featured reader followed by open mic for stories and tales (short and tall).
https://www.poetrybridgetimes.net/

Jan
9
Thu
Stone House briefing at Parks Board @ Parks HQ
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Meeting includes briefing on “Alki concept” for moving the 1123 Harbor SW “stone house” onto Parks property.

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

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

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

Jan
13
Mon
Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

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

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

This trial class is:

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

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

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

This trial class is free.

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

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

Admiral Neighborhood Association meeting: JANUARY 2020 AGENDA @ Admiral UCC Church
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From ANA, announcing January 14th meeting:

The Admiral Neighborhood Association’s next meeting is coming up on Tuesday, January 14th from 6:30-8:30pm.

Location: Admiral Congregational UCC, 4320 SW Hill

At this month’s meeting:

1. 2020 Census Information and Recruitment; and
2. Admiral Neighborhood 2019 Survey Results.

Come and meet your neighbors and discuss issues and events in our area!
-Admiral Neighborhood Association

Standing info:

The Admiral Neighborhood Association now meets (usually) every other month, 6:30 pm, second Tuesdays.

Jan
16
Thu
Alki Community Council meeting @ Alki UCC Church
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Standing info: The Alki Community Council meets 3rd Thursday of the month at Alki United Church of Christ, 6115 SW Hinds St, Seattle. (No meetings August or December)

Jan
20
Mon
Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

Jan
22
Wed
Highland Park Action Committee meeting @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Standing info:

Highland Park Action Committee
We meet the 4th Wednesday of the month at HPIC on 12th and Holden, 7:00 pm meeting.

Morgan Community Association – POSTPONED TO 1/22 @ The Kenney
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

January 2020 agenda:

7:00 Welcome and Introductions

Morgan Minute Updates

Be a Community Voice: Secretary and PIO positions open

MoCA Attacks Crime! MoCA & the SW Precinct Advisory Committee

Upzones are a GO! Results of the SCALE appeal at GMHB

Community Problem Solvers!! Your District 1 Community Network (D1CN)

Old Business

A Bigger Morgan Junction Park — Parks Staff

Non-Profit Update — Michael

PAH and the Mayor — Cindi

Meet MoCA’s Art Walk Coordinator — Tamsen

New Business

Seattle Parks Strategic Plan Status — Michele Finnegan, SPR Policy Director

Heads Up – March 10 is the WA Presidential Primary — Morgan Junction PCO’s

Party People Needed for 6/20/20 Morgan Junction Festival — Deb

STANDING INFO:

Quarterly meeting of the Morgan Community Association (MoCA). Held at The Kenney (in Community Room downstairs).

Jan
23
Thu
West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting – JANUARY 2020 @ High Point Neighborhood House
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

January 2020 agenda info: “Joe McDermott and Lisa Herbold scheduled to talk about transportation issues affecting West Seattle.”

UPDATE: Councilmember Herbold’s office says she can’t be there but will reschedule for another meeting.

Standing info:

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