West Seattle Event Calendar

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

ADMIRAL THEATER SCHEDULE (updated link)

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

Jul
2
Tue
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 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.

Jul
3
Wed
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 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.

Jul
4
Thu
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 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.

Jul
5
Fri
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 5 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.

Sound Steps Walk Roxhill Park loop @ Roxhill Park (see listing)
Jul 5 @ 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
6
Sat
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 6 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)
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
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.

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.

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
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.

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
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
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
1
Sun
Barter Your Homemade Items @ West Seattle Library Meeting Room
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Each month, an amazing group of people from Backyard Barter get together in different locations around the city and barter homemade items. In addition to the bartered goods, I come home with new ideas, recipes, and a greater appreciation for all things homemade.

Our December barter is in West Seattle, at the West Seattle Library.

I swap my homemade dark chocolate truffles, soap, and cheese for other people’s treasures. I typically come home with a box full of edibles such as jams, chutneys/sauces, flavored butter, chai, granola, pickled veggies, fresh/home-canned fruit, bread, honey, bitters, dried herbs, and nearly always delicious items for the week’s dinners.

And there are lots of non-edibles too, including pottery, salves/lotions, homemade greeting cards, original artwork, pillows, jewelry, knit items, indoor/outdoor plants, and more.

Some in the group barter services too.

There’s no cost to participate, no money exchanges hands. And the bartering is stress free. You ask if someone wants to swap your x for their y, and they either say yes or “no thanks.” And three-way trades are a good way to get what you want if there’s little or no interest in a direct trade. It’s a great way to save money and try new things, and there’s a variety of gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian items.

Children welcome.

In the first hour, barters set up, which may include pre-barter agreements as well as checking out the cool handmade items and making new friends. In the second hour, we quickly do our physical exchange and are usually done in thirty minutes.

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!

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
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
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
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
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
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.