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.

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

Westcrest Park Forest Restoration Project @ Westcrest Park
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Westcrest Park Forest Restoration Project with DIRT Corps.

Join DIRT Corps in revitalizing Westcrest Park. We are working on the parcel of land on West Edge, and it is overgrown with Himalayan blackberries! It’s up to us and our volunteers to bring it under control. Let’s work together to gradually transform and maintain Westcrest Park to make it into an even greater public space for everyone to enjoy. Get outside and learn about restoration methods while improving the health of a forested neighborhood park. The beginning of this volunteer event will include a brief weed identification.

Please bring water and also lunch if you think you are going to get hungry. DIRT Corps will provide coffee and light refreshments.

Contact: veronica@thedirtcorps.com. Registration is available online.

Celebrate 80 Years of Climbing Schurman Rock at Camp Long’s Mountain Fest @ Camp Long
Sep 7 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Seattle Parks and Recreation opens historic Camp Long for its free, family-friendly Mountain Festival on September 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.—where anyone, from novices to hard-core enthusiasts, can get their hands on the rocks and feet off the ground.

Visitors to the Camp Long Mountain Fest will find an exhilarating mix of climbing, conviviality, and challenge. They can test themselves on the high ropes course,* and swap stories afterwards, or simply enjoy some downtime and spirited conversation with kindred climbers around the fire pit, eating hot dogs and s’mores (vegetarian options available).

Vertical World, a local climbing gym, will run a climbing wall where individuals can scale the same rock that Clark Schurman and Fred Beckey, living legends among Northwest mountaineers, used to practice on.* Schurman Rock was constructed between 1938 and 1939 by the Works Progress Administration, and is believed to be the first artificial climbing structure in the U.S.. Mountain Madness, a climbing guide and mountaineering company, will run a rappel station down the camp’s “Glacier Wall.”

Visitors can also listen to presentations from Mountaineers Books authors including Jeff Smoot, Linnea Westerfield, and Susan Elderkin. Camp Long cabins will host local artists including photographer Holli Margell and Molly Hashimoto. In addition, multiple community organizations will be on site to discuss nature-focused issues from noxious weeds to bird identification.

* Space for climbing and ropes course is limited so early arrival to the festival and sign-up is encouraged. Waivers are required for all climbing activities and will be available at the lodge.

All events are free and take place at Camp Long (5200 35th. Ave. SW). Located in West Seattle, this 68-acre park offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy nature, hike in the forest, camp overnight in rustic cabins, rock climb, and learn about natural history. A talented staff of naturalists and ropes-course staff lead ongoing group environmental education and rock climbing classes. Programs at Camp Long are designed to be fun, educational, and interactive experiences for all ages.

For more information about the Camp Long Mountain Fest, please call 206-423-3460 or visit the Camp Long climbing rock page. Camp Long Mountain Fest is sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Associated Recreation Council. Partners include O2 Outdoor Opportunities Program, Girl Scouts of Washington, Mountain Madness, Mountaineers Books, WA Alpine Club, Vertical World, and King County Noxious Weed Program.

Sep
8
Sun
Lisa Herbold Volunteer Party @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lisa Herbold Volunteer Party at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

Sep
12
Thu
Words, Writers & Southwest Stories: Elise Hooper @ Southwest Library
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

At the Southwest Branch library on September 12, Elise Hooper will talk about her book “Learning to See,” a historical novel about the life of Dorothea Lange, who created some of the 20th century’s most iconic photographs. Lange is best known for her Depression-era work creating images that inspire, reform, and define the era. At a time when women were supposed to keep the home fires burning, Dorothea Lange, creator of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century, dares to be different. Elise Hooper writes that by the early 1930s, while going through personal and economic upheaval, Dorothea Lange too k to the road with her camera, creating images that would inspire, reform, and define an era. She is the pioneering documentary photographer who captured iconic images of the Great Depression and the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.

This program is part of the Words, Writers & Southwest Stories series which features writers connected to the Duwamish Peninsula and Puget Sound. It is presented in partnership with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

The Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. We support universal access to information and ideas, and present the Words, Writers & Southwest Stories program so that local history and authors are accessible to all.

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

For more information, call 206-386-4636 or Ask Us. For ADA accommodations, please contact: leap@spl.org.

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.

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)

Volunteer with Delridge Grocery Coop @ Ounces
Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Following up on the Delridge Grocery lease-signing:

We invite you to join Agen Schmitz (volunteer coordinator), Brent Curtis (events coordinator), and Bob Poor (board member) at Ounces to raise a celebratory toast to this big milestone and find out ways you can help the DGC in the coming weeks and months. We are looking for volunteer help in the following areas:

Capital Campaign — At the top of the list, Bob needs a couple of folks to help start making phone calls to current members regarding member loans (both extending current loans and seeking new loans).

Neighborhood Door Knocking — Brent will be leading the effort to re-engage with the Delridge neighborhood by canvassing the area with door-knocking, flyers and tabling around the neighborhood and he’s looking for people to help with this effort.

Groundbreaking Ceremony — The DGC will be raising the roof to celebrate the start of construction with a party in November (date TBD), and we need some big help in getting this off the ground — from planning and logistics to day-of-event member sign-ups and activity participation.

Sep
19
Thu
Timebank Orientation and Member Event @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Timebank invites you to an orientation and member database training.

Potluck gathering to meet Timebank members, share current exchanges or learn about the Timebank. Speakers from our organization – members may present, too. Bring a dish to share if you’d like, but not required. Bring a friend or relative, too.

Learn how to use the Timebank database.
Get one-on-one training.
Meet members.
And earn Timebank hours just for attending.

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
24
Tue
Ready to Work ESL Class Orientation @ Neighborhood House High Point Family Center
Sep 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Ready to Work ESL Class Orientation is Tue. 9/24 and Wed. 9/25 from 9:30am-12:30pm.
(Classes are Mon.-Thu. for Levels 3-4. Classes include computer training.)

The High Point Family Resource Center provides professional resources and community-driven programs to families in West Seattle, all centered on cultural enrichment, personal growth, and other skill-building opportunities. All programs and events are free, and everyone is welcome to join!

To learn more about the center, stop in for a visit or call 206-588-4900 ext. 3010.

Sep
25
Wed
Ready to Work ESL Class Orientation @ Neighborhood House High Point Family Center
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Ready to Work ESL Class Orientation is Tue. 9/24 and Wed. 9/25 from 9:30am-12:30pm.
(Classes are Mon.-Thu. for Levels 3-4. Classes include computer training.)

The High Point Family Resource Center provides professional resources and community-driven programs to families in West Seattle, all centered on cultural enrichment, personal growth, and other skill-building opportunities. All programs and events are free, and everyone is welcome to join!

To learn more about the center, stop in for a visit or call 206-588-4900 ext. 3010.

Sep
26
Thu
Community Conversations: School Systems (Childcare Provided) @ Neighborhood House High Point Family Center
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us to learn how you can increase advocacy for your children within the school system by:

  • preparing for parent teacher conferences
  • learning how the school district works
  • discovering how to access interpretation services.

Dinner, interpreters, and childcare will be provided.

The High Point Family Resource Center provides professional resources and community-driven programs to families in West Seattle, all centered on cultural enrichment, personal growth, and other skill-building opportunities. All programs and events are free, and everyone is welcome to join!

To learn more about the center, stop in for a visit or call 206-588-4900 ext. 3010.

Sep
28
Sat
Westcrest Park Forest Restoration Project @ Westcrest Park
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Westcrest Park Forest Restoration Project with Dirt Corps.

Location: Westcrest Park, Seattle.

Parking is available in the south parking lot off of SW Henderson St, next to the dog park. Meet at the most southern part of the park.

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate

Time Commitment: Four hours

Join DIRT Corps in revitalizing Westcrest Park. We are working on the parcel of land on West Edge that is overgrown with Himalayan blackberries! It’s up to us and our volunteers to bring it under control. Let’s work together to gradually transform and maintain Westcrest Park as an even greater public space for everyone to enjoy.

Get outside and learn about restoration methods while improving the health of a forested neighborhood park. The beginning of this volunteer event will include a brief weed ID.

Please bring water and also lunch if you think you are going to get hungry. DIRT Corps will provide coffee and light refreshments.

Registration is available online.

Oct
3
Thu
LibraryLab: Amusement Park Science @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

At the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch Library:

Join us and design your own amusement park attractions. Drive a bumper car with Dash robots, engineer a roller coaster, and design a paper merry-go-round! For kids ages 4 – 10

LibraryLab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges and let us show you how to do and create amazing things using digital technology.

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

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

Family Connectors University @ Neighborhood House High Point Family Center
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Beginning October 3–10 weeks of classes to learn how to navigate the school system, how to create a higher education culture at home, and how to
support a child’s academic success. College credit available.

The High Point Family Resource Center provides professional resources and community-driven programs to families in West Seattle, all centered on cultural enrichment, personal growth, and other skill-building opportunities. All programs and events are free, and everyone is welcome to join!

To learn more about the center, stop in for a visit or call 206-588-4900 ext. 3010.

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
10
Thu
LibraryLab: Circuits Challenge @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

At the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch Library:

Learn about electronic components and try out some fun challenges with toy circuits! For kids ages 6 and up.

LibraryLab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges and let us show you how to do and create amazing things using digital technology.

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

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

Oct
12
Sat
Lifelong Recreation: Practicing Gentleness in Every Chapter of Your Life @ High Point Community Center
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites anyone 50+ to join in this Lifelong Recreation event. Increasing the awareness for self-care is the goal for this practice. Practicing healthy self-care is the first step in becoming a healthier caregiver for our family and friends.

On the day, we’ll concentrate on cultivating four areas of gentleness practice:

  1. Seeing: Emotional Clarity:  Increasing your self-awareness through paying attention to physical and emotional expressions in your everyday life
  2. Hearing: Genuine Communication:  Connecting your head and heart to practice gentleness
  3. Feeling: Authentic Confidence:  Practicing gentleness through resolving conflicts between your head and heart
  4. Reality Check: Practicing gentleness to be part of your daily routine.

The event is scheduled to be led by Laura Tsang, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.


Lifelong Recreation programs focus on physical activity, social engagement, education, arts, creativity, and healthy lifestyles. Recreational programs are designed to serve adults of all abilities–those who are physically active, those who are just becoming active, and those who have age-related limitations. Lifelong Recreation programs are aimed at increasing individual health and wellness while fostering a stronger, healthier community. Many of our participants boast about completing a half marathon each year, making meaningful social connections, losing weight, increasing flexibility and balance, and traveling to regional destinations. Join the fun if you’re 50+!

Reading by West Seattle author Julia Douthwaite Viglione @ The Country Store and Farm
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm

Just a note to let you in on an exciting WEST SEATTLE AUTHOR EVENT!

What? Trilingual reading of children’s book by West Seattle author Julia Douthwaite Viglione, PhD, The Frankenstein of the Apple Crate, with French translation read by Cécile Perruche of the Alliance Française, and Spanish translation to be presented by tba.

When? Saturday October 12. Seating begins at 6 pm, with readings at 6:30 pm.

Where? The Country Store and Farm, 20211 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon WA 98070. For more info: https://www.countrystoreandfarm.com/pages/workshops

For whom? Children ages 8 and up and their parents, history buffs, and anyone interested in the origins of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

This event kicks off an art exhibit called “A Life in Quilts, ca. 1974-2019,” that will be on display at the Country Store until mid-November. It features ten of my “literary” and “memory” quilts, and a fragment from an ancestor, to see how one author/sewer’s vision and skills have evolved over time. The newest quilts will be available for sale.

Oct
13
Sun
Fall Family Forest Adventure @ Camp Long
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

Fall Family Forest Adventure at Camp Long.

All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and everyone attending must be registered for the program.

Oct
17
Thu
LibraryLab: Ozobots @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

At the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch Library:

Program an Ozobot Bit by drawing lines and color segments. Make your own maze or game and put the Ozobot to work! For kids ages 7 and up.

LibraryLab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges and let us show you how to do and create amazing things using digital technology.

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

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

Timebank Orientation and Member Event @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Timebank invites you to an orientation and member database training.

Potluck gathering to meet Timebank members, share current exchanges or learn about the Timebank. Speakers from our organization – members may present, too. Bring a dish to share if you’d like, but not required. Bring a friend or relative, too.

Learn how to use the Timebank database.
Get one-on-one training.
Meet members.
And earn Timebank hours just for attending.

Oct
19
Sat
Fall Duwamish Alive! Restoration Event @ Camp Long
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for our annual Duwamish Alive! fall planting event. You and your fellow volunteers will work at Camp Long as part of a one-day, community-wide effort to restore the Duwamish River watershed. Restoration work for this event will focus on planting native trees, shrubs and ferns, and also include removing invasive species or mulching new plantings, depending on the restoration progress in each area. This work party will be accompanied by live musicians, bringing arts and nature together for our enjoyment!

What to Bring: Please dress appropriately with long pants, warm and dry layers, closed-toed shoes and rain gear as needed. We provide gloves, tools, a light granola bar snack (feel free to bring a lunch) and a jug of water. Please bring a refillable water bottle.

What we provide: tools, gloves, training and safety talk, water and granola bars.

Click here to sign up as an individual
Click here to register as a group

Fall Duwamish Alive! Restoration Event @ Delridge Wetlands
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for our annual Duwamish Alive! fall planting event. You and your fellow volunteers will work at the Delrdige Wetlands as part of a one-day, community-wide effort to restore the Duwamish River watershed. Restoration work for this event will focus on planting native trees, shrubs and ferns, and also include removing invasive species or mulching new plantings, depending on the restoration progress in each area. This work party will be accompanied by live musicians, bringing arts and nature together for our enjoyment!

What to Bring: Please dress appropriately with long pants, warm and dry layers, closed-toed shoes and rain gear as needed. We provide gloves, tools, a light granola bar snack (feel free to bring a lunch) and a jug of water. Please bring a refillable water bottle.

What we provide: tools, gloves, training and safety talk, water and granola bars.

Click here to sign up as an individual
Click here to register as a group

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
20
Sun
Urban Forest Restoration with FLIP @ Lincoln Park
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join FLiP (Friends of Lincoln Park) and get a some eco-karma and a great nature-workout! Help us protect our much-loved urban forest and remove invasive plants. See you in the park!

• Please Register Here: https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/15160/

• 9am to noon

• Meet near the NORTH parking lot Kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St). If you miss us at 9am, check the kiosk map to see where we’re working or call Lisa 248.506.7155

• Dress in NW layers to stay warm/cool and dry. We suggest long sleeves and pants year-round to protect from scratches AND a water bottle to keep hydrated. Wear closed toe, sturdy shoes or boots. Bring garden gloves and your favorite hand/digging tool, if you have them. We will have some extra tools and gloves to borrow.

The fabulous and fun FLiP (Friends of Lincoln Park) crew meets the first Saturday and third Sunday of each month. We work rain or shine, but if there are high wind warnings, it’s not safe to be in the woods and we’ll need to cancel.

More info here: friendsoflincolnpark.blogspot.com

Oct
21
Mon
Library Lab: Gizmos and Gadgets @ Delridge Library
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

Drop in and try out our builder and discovery kits. Kits may include Snap Ciruits, Ozobot Bits, Dash Robots, Kano Computer Kits, Kibo Robotic Kits, Legos and more!

LibraryLab introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop-in for monthly self-directed challenges, mess around with cool inventor kits and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology.

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

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

Oct
22
Tue
Medicare 101 @ High Point Community Center
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

If you or a family member is new to the federal Medicare program, it can be confusing and frustrating at first glance. This session will help you better understand the many different parts of Medicare and what your options are when you enroll in Medicare. This “Welcome to Medicare” seminar is informational only. No specific plans or companies will be discussed, and the presenter is not connected with the Federal Medicare Program.  Please reserve your spot early.  It’s Open Enrollment!


Lifelong Recreation programs focus on physical activity, social engagement, education, arts, creativity, and healthy lifestyles. Recreational programs are designed to serve adults of all abilities–those who are physically active, those who are just becoming active, and those who have age-related limitations. Lifelong Recreation programs are aimed at increasing individual health and wellness while fostering a stronger, healthier community. Many of our participants boast about completing a half marathon each year, making meaningful social connections, losing weight, increasing flexibility and balance, and traveling to regional destinations. Join the fun if you’re 50+!

Oct
28
Mon
LibraryLab: Puzzle Room @ Delridge Library
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

Do you like solving puzzles? This week at LibraryLab drop-in for a puzzle room challenge. Can you break into one of our locked boxes in 30 minutes or less?

LibraryLab introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop-in for monthly self-directed challenges, mess around with cool inventor kits and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology.

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

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

High Point College & Resource Fair @ Neighborhood House High Point
Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The High Point College and Resource Fair is scheduled for Monday, October 28, 2019 at 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at High Point Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way SW. The general public, including teens and adults 18 and older, are welcome. Meet with college and university representatives from Seattle and around Washington. The event includes mini-workshops, including learning how to apply and pay for college, information sessions include information on SAT/ACT, Essay Writing, FAFSA. Contact Amelmal Mgeni for more information at 206.886.8416 or amelmal.mgeni@seattlehousing.org.

Nov
2
Sat
Deathsploration Resource and Art Fair @ Camp Long
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Discover cool art, organizations, local businesses, and how the death and dying community is living in Western Washington. Local organizations, artists, businesses post up at camp long for the day, creating space for you to discover, engage, learn and play. This event will feature prizes, freebies, and amazing humans.

Come for the raffle, stay for the Dance Party!!

Let us know you’re coming.

Let us know if you want to host a table at the fair.


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

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

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

LibraryLab Drop-In: Puzzle Room @ Southwest Branch Seattle Public Library
Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

At the Southwest Branch Library:

Do you like solving puzzles? This month at LibraryLab drop-in for a puzzle room challenge. Can you break into one of our locked boxes in 30 minutes or less?

Librarylab is an all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through play, experimentation, and discovery. Drop in for self-directed challenges and let us show you how to do and create amazing things as you tackle our building challenges.

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

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

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
9
Sat
Mobile blood drive in the Junction
Nov 9 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

BloodworkNW will have a mobile blood drive in the Junction on Saturday, July 6th. The Bloodmobile will be parked at 42nd and Alaska, 9 am – 3 pm (with a closure 10:30-11:30 am for a break). Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment. Please remember to hydrate and eat a good meal before donating and to bring your ID.

Nov
12
Tue
Mobile blood drive @ West Seattle High School
Nov 12 @ 8:45 am – 2:45 pm

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be in parking lot at West Seattle High School from 8:45 am to 2:45 pm (closed 10:45-11:45 am for a break). Blood drives are open to the public.

Nov
14
Thu
Words, Writers & Southwest Stories: Mike Purdy @ Southwest Library
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

At the Southwest Branch library, Presidential historian Mike Purdy peeks behind the political curtain through meticulous research–to expose that throughout history our presidents have dished out acerbic insults about other presidents, from the founding fathers to the age of Trump.

Author Purdy has prepared 101 Presidential Insults as fun and sometimes provokes one to laugh or wince, but is also thought-provoking and shocking at times—and is presented as a significant contribution to understanding the presidents.

This free event by ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and is co-sponsored by the Seattle Public Library. Mike Purdy’s event will take place at 6 PM at the SW Branch Library, 9010 35th Ave.SW, on Thursday, Nov.14th, 2019.

In this new book, Purdy shares antidotes he found sometimes in private letters, diaries, and conversations, as various presidents let their guard down on what they really thought about a former, deceased, current, or future president. At other times, these insults have been audaciously proclaimed in public speeches, books, and to the media. By their own words, our presidents have demonstrated their flawed humanity with insults that are often humorous and sometimes surprising for their lack of decorum. We may laugh or perhaps wince as we hear of these 101 presidential insults.

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ presentations are scheduled for the Second Thursday of each month at 6 PM at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Next month on December 12th, Humanities Washington co-sponsors Feliks Banel, local broadcaster and historian with his book, Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State.

For videos on these and other speakers’ presentations, check out “Events” at www.loghousemuseum.org . This newly re-named series is open to hosting any speaker addressing historical issues relating to the Puget Sound/Duwamish Peninsula and/or the general public. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ by phone at 206-290-8315 or e-mailing Dora-Faye@comcast.net
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

For more information, call 206-386-4636 or Ask Us. For ADA accommodations, please contact: leap@spl.org.

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.

Nov
16
Sat
Volunteer Forest Restoration Event @ (see listing)
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

You and your fellow volunteers will participate in fun, hands-on conservation work led by staff with DNDA’s Urban Forest Restoration Program. Restoration work includes removing invasive plants, planting native species, and mulching new plantings, depending on the restoration progress in each site. Work parties are often accompanied by live musicians, bringing the arts and nature together for our enjoyment!

December 3, 2019
Delridge and Myrtle Site, 21st Ave SW and SW Myrtle St
December 10, 2019
College Street Ravine, 5050 SW College St, Seattle, WA 98116
December 14, 2019
Thistle Street Greenspace, 25th Ave SW and SW Thistle St
December 17, 2019
Delridge and Myrtle Site, 21st Ave SW and SW Myrtle St

You can sign up as an individual or register as a group, online in the event listings at: https://dnda.org/news/events/

What to Bring: Please dress appropriately with long pants, warm and dry layers, closed-toed shoes and rain gear as needed. Please bring a refillable water bottle and a lunch (if desired)

What We Provide: Tools, gloves, training and safety talk, a light granola bar snack and a jug of water.

Paper Boat Booksellers Author Event – Women Make Art
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday, November 16th 6:00-8:00
Author Event: Women Make Art, A Poetry And Literary Night featuring 4 poetry readings and one artist presentation, all by local women.
www.paperboatbooksellers.com/events/2019/11/16/woman-make-art-poetry-reading

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

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

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

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

Nov
21
Thu
Author Shauna Ahern at Paper Boat Booksellers
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Thursday, November 21st at 6:00

Author Event: We welcome local author Shauna Ahern, author of Gluten Free Girl, to read from and sign her new book, Enough.

www.paperboatbooksellers.com/events/2019/11/21/author-event-shauna-ahern-author-of-enough

Nov
23
Sat
Volunteer Forest Restoration Event @ (see listing)
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

You and your fellow volunteers will participate in fun, hands-on conservation work led by staff with DNDA’s Urban Forest Restoration Program. Restoration work includes removing invasive plants, planting native species, and mulching new plantings, depending on the restoration progress in each site. Work parties are often accompanied by live musicians, bringing the arts and nature together for our enjoyment!

December 3, 2019
Delridge and Myrtle Site, 21st Ave SW and SW Myrtle St
December 10, 2019
College Street Ravine, 5050 SW College St, Seattle, WA 98116
December 14, 2019
Thistle Street Greenspace, 25th Ave SW and SW Thistle St
December 17, 2019
Delridge and Myrtle Site, 21st Ave SW and SW Myrtle St

You can sign up as an individual or register as a group, online in the event listings at: https://dnda.org/news/events/

What to Bring: Please dress appropriately with long pants, warm and dry layers, closed-toed shoes and rain gear as needed. Please bring a refillable water bottle and a lunch (if desired)

What We Provide: Tools, gloves, training and safety talk, a light granola bar snack and a jug of water.

Dec
3
Tue
Mobile blood drive @ South Seattle College
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked at the Clock Tower Plaza at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm (closed noon to 1 pm for a break).

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

A blood donation takes less than an hour. You get cookies and juice afterwards, and the satisfaction of helping others! Remember, Washington State Executive Order # 02-01 allows state employees to take paid leave to donate blood.

Volunteer Forest Restoration Event @ (see listing)
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

You and your fellow volunteers will participate in fun, hands-on conservation work led by staff with DNDA’s Urban Forest Restoration Program. Restoration work includes removing invasive plants, planting native species, and mulching new plantings, depending on the restoration progress in each site. Work parties are often accompanied by live musicians, bringing the arts and nature together for our enjoyment!

December 3, 2019
Delridge and Myrtle Site, 21st Ave SW and SW Myrtle St
December 10, 2019
College Street Ravine, 5050 SW College St, Seattle, WA 98116
December 14, 2019
Thistle Street Greenspace, 25th Ave SW and SW Thistle St
December 17, 2019
Delridge and Myrtle Site, 21st Ave SW and SW Myrtle St

You can sign up as an individual or register as a group, online in the event listings at: https://dnda.org/news/events/

What to Bring: Please dress appropriately with long pants, warm and dry layers, closed-toed shoes and rain gear as needed. Please bring a refillable water bottle and a lunch (if desired)

What We Provide: Tools, gloves, training and safety talk, a light granola bar snack and a jug of water.

Dec
7
Sat
Author Kerri Kokias at Paper Boat Booksellers
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Winter Themed Story-Time with local author, Kerri Kokias @ Paper Boat Booksellers
December 7th @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am.

Families are invited to meet local author, Kerri Kokias. She will read her picture book, “Snow Sisters!” followed by some winter themed games and activities and a fun craft inspired by the story!

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
10
Tue
Volunteer Forest Restoration Event @ (see listing)
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

You and your fellow volunteers will participate in fun, hands-on conservation work led by staff with DNDA’s Urban Forest Restoration Program. Restoration work includes removing invasive plants, planting native species, and mulching new plantings, depending on the restoration progress in each site. Work parties are often accompanied by live musicians, bringing the arts and nature together for our enjoyment!

December 3, 2019
Delridge and Myrtle Site, 21st Ave SW and SW Myrtle St
December 10, 2019
College Street Ravine, 5050 SW College St, Seattle, WA 98116
December 14, 2019
Thistle Street Greenspace, 25th Ave SW and SW Thistle St
December 17, 2019
Delridge and Myrtle Site, 21st Ave SW and SW Myrtle St

You can sign up as an individual or register as a group, online in the event listings at: https://dnda.org/news/events/

What to Bring: Please dress appropriately with long pants, warm and dry layers, closed-toed shoes and rain gear as needed. Please bring a refillable water bottle and a lunch (if desired)

What We Provide: Tools, gloves, training and safety talk, a light granola bar snack and a jug of water.

Dec
12
Thu
Words, Writers & Southwest Stories: Feliks Banel @ Southwest Library
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm

At the Southwest Branch library, local broadcaster and historian Feliks Banel explores our region’s darkest weather days and most infamous storms in his book, Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State. With archival photos, radio, and TV clips, Banel takes us back in time to hear stories of those who survived some of the worst Pacific Northwest weather in recorded history.

This free event by ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society is co-sponsored by Humanities Washington and the Seattle Public Library. Feliks Banel’s event will take place at 6 PM at the SW Branch Library, 9010 35th Ave.SW, on Thursday, Dec. 12th, 2019.

Banel explores how the storms in Washington can revive our shared humanity. Frightening weather can bind communities together to share resources, commiserate, and protect each other. Participants are encouraged to share their own memories of how they survive being snowed in, washed out, or left without power in the wake of a big storm—and why we remember those moments for the rest of our lives.

Feliks Banel is a writer and producer and serves as editor of COLUMBIA, the quarterly magazine of the Washington State Historical Society. He has been a host and contributor for KIRO Radio on matters of Northwest history and culture for many years; he created the history series “This NOT Just In” for KUOW Public Radio, and he produces documentaries for the Seattle Channel.

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ presentations are scheduled for the Second Thursday of each month at 6 PM at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Next month on January 9th, David Ward will present ROORD: To War in a Rubber Duck, one of a series of WWII historical fiction novels.

For videos on these and other speakers’ presentations, check out “Events” at www.loghousemuseum.org. This newly re-named series is open to hosting any speaker addressing historical issues relating to the Puget Sound/Duwamish Peninsula and/or the general public. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ by phone at 206-290-8315 or e-mailing Dora-Faye@comcast.net .

For more information, call 206-386-4636 or Ask Us. For ADA accommodations, please contact: leap@spl.org.

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.

Dec
13
Fri
Blood drive @ Peace Lutheran Church
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

BloodworkNW will have a blood donation drive at Peace Lutheran Church in the Fellowship Hall from 1:00 pm–7:00 pm (the drive will be closed 3-4 pm for a break).

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Nighttime at the Beach @ Me-Kwa-Mooks Beach West Seattle
Dec 13 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Enjoy a unique Salish Sea adventure. Bring a flashlight and join a Seattle Urban Nature Guide at Me-Kwa-Mooks beach for a captivating urban nature outing/tidepool exploration at night. Program starts at Emma Schmitz Viewpoint. Please wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces and dress for the weather.

Ages 18 and up. Everyone attending must be registered for the program.

Dec
14
Sat
Mobile blood drive in the Junction
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked at 42nd and Alaska, 9 am – 3 pm (with a closure 11 am-noon for a break). Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment. Please remember to hydrate and eat a good meal before donating and to bring your ID.

Volunteer Forest Restoration Event @ (see listing)
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

You and your fellow volunteers will participate in fun, hands-on conservation work led by staff with DNDA’s Urban Forest Restoration Program. Restoration work includes removing invasive plants, planting native species, and mulching new plantings, depending on the restoration progress in each site. Work parties are often accompanied by live musicians, bringing the arts and nature together for our enjoyment!

December 3, 2019
Delridge and Myrtle Site, 21st Ave SW and SW Myrtle St
December 10, 2019
College Street Ravine, 5050 SW College St, Seattle, WA 98116
December 14, 2019
Thistle Street Greenspace, 25th Ave SW and SW Thistle St
December 17, 2019
Delridge and Myrtle Site, 21st Ave SW and SW Myrtle St

You can sign up as an individual or register as a group, online in the event listings at: https://dnda.org/news/events/

What to Bring: Please dress appropriately with long pants, warm and dry layers, closed-toed shoes and rain gear as needed. Please bring a refillable water bottle and a lunch (if desired)

What We Provide: Tools, gloves, training and safety talk, a light granola bar snack and a jug of water.

LibraryLab Drop-In: Lego Challenge @ Southwest Branch Seattle Public Library
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At the Southwest Branch Library:

Drop in and use your creativity to build with Legos. Participate in specific building challenges or free build. This program is intended for youth in grades K-5.

Librarylab is an all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through play, experimentation, and discovery. This program is intended for youth in grades K-5.

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

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

Author Natalee Woods at Paper Boat Booksellers
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Author Event: Paper Boat Booksellers-
Saturday, December 14th, 6:00 P.M.
6040 California Ave SW

Author will be reading from her debut memoir Full Support: Lessons Learned in the Dressing Room. The book is based on her personal experience working in a high-end department store, fitting women for bras.

Dec
15
Sun
Bringing Warmth coat/blanket donation drive @ Good Day Donuts
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Looking for a way to give back to your neighbors in need? Participate in the Bringing Warmth coat and blanket drive on Sunday, December 15 at Good Day Donuts in White Center.

Emily Un, a high school senior in West Seattle, organized the drive because of her mother’s personal connection with homelessness, as well as her hope to give back to people in need of keeping warm during these cold months ahead. “I believe many of us don’t realize how much we have in life and that we can give so much back to the people that need it so much more!” explains Emily.

December 15, 2019 | 10am – 1pm
Good Day Donuts | 9823 15th Ave SW, Seattle WA 98106

Donations from the drive will benefit YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish and Downtown Emergency Service Center.

Dec
16
Mon
LibraryLab: The Puzzle Room @ Delridge Library
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Branch Library:

Do you like solving puzzles? Drop-in for a puzzle room challenge! See if you can break into one of our locked boxes in 30 minutes or less. For kids ages 7 and up.

LibraryLab is a time for people of all ages to experiment, play, and create amazing science, technology, engineering, and math-focused inventions. Drop in for weekly challenges to create amazing things!

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

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

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

Dec
17
Tue
Volunteer Forest Restoration Event @ (see listing)
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

You and your fellow volunteers will participate in fun, hands-on conservation work led by staff with DNDA’s Urban Forest Restoration Program. Restoration work includes removing invasive plants, planting native species, and mulching new plantings, depending on the restoration progress in each site. Work parties are often accompanied by live musicians, bringing the arts and nature together for our enjoyment!

December 3, 2019
Delridge and Myrtle Site, 21st Ave SW and SW Myrtle St
December 10, 2019
College Street Ravine, 5050 SW College St, Seattle, WA 98116
December 14, 2019
Thistle Street Greenspace, 25th Ave SW and SW Thistle St
December 17, 2019
Delridge and Myrtle Site, 21st Ave SW and SW Myrtle St

You can sign up as an individual or register as a group, online in the event listings at: https://dnda.org/news/events/

What to Bring: Please dress appropriately with long pants, warm and dry layers, closed-toed shoes and rain gear as needed. Please bring a refillable water bottle and a lunch (if desired)

What We Provide: Tools, gloves, training and safety talk, a light granola bar snack and a jug of water.

Dec
20
Fri
Mobile blood drive @ Admiral Safeway on California
Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked in front of the Admiral Safeway in West Seattle (on California Ave SW) from 1–7 pm (Closed for a break 3–4 pm). Blood drives are open to the public.

Dec
21
Sat
Hill Team food drive @ Keller Williams
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Hill Team at Keller Williams, is hosting a food drive benefiting the West Seattle Food Bank on Saturday 12/21 from 10 AM – 12 PM at our offices on California Avenue (4452 California Ave SW).

We’ll have holiday cookies and refreshments available. Monetary donations (made out to the West Seattle Food Bank) are also accepted.

Nyabinghi Drumming and Singing @ Lincoln Park
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for some Nyabinghi drumming and singing, which comes from Jamaican Rastafarian culture! We will have a drum circle along with dancers who will teach dance steps and songs. Songs sheets will also be provided!

Dec
22
Sun
Yemaya Gathering @ Lincoln Park
Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Gather with family and friends to learn and share the Mixteco indigenous language. Learn Mixteco words through planting, painting, and drawing. All ages are welcome.

Dec
23
Mon
Library Lab: Robots! @ Delridge Library
Dec 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

Come learn programming basics with our dashing Dash robots, create a track for our Ozobots to follow, and a build maze for our Robot Mice to navigate!

LibraryLab is a time for people of all ages to experiment, play, and create amazing science, technology, engineering, and math-focused inventions. Drop in for weekly challenges to create amazing things!

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

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

Dec
30
Mon
Library Lab: Circuits Challenge @ Delridge Library
Dec 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

Learn about electronic components and basic principles of electronics with Snap Circuits.

LibraryLab is a time for people of all ages to experiment, play, and create amazing science, technology, engineering, and math-focused inventions. Drop in for weekly challenges to create amazing things!

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

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

Jan
2
Thu
Tae Kwon Do Club First Class of 2020 @ High Point Community Center
Jan 2 @ 6:20 pm – 7:50 pm

The West Seattle Tae Kwon Do Club has its first class of the new year on Thursday, January 2 from 6:20-7:50pm at the High Point Community Center. Adults (18 and older) can sign up to learn Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art known for its fast sparring techniques, dynamic forms, and strong kicks.

Classes cost only $38/month and meet Mondays & Thursdays 6:20-7:50pm and Saturdays 10am-12pm.  New students can join at any time, and beginners are definitely welcome!

Check out our website, email for questions, or call (206) 684-7422 for registration information.

Jan
5
Sun
Musicians for the West Seattle Food Bank @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Musicians for the West Seattle Food Bank at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) featuring Bill Davie and Steve Norris. Cash and/or non-perishable food item donations appreciated.

Jan
8
Wed
Belly Dance Class in West Seattle @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn to Belly Dance with Leslie Rosen.

We’ve got our eye on you! Dance into the new year! Blast into 2020 with a clear vision of health, vitality and uplifting fun!

Belly dancers are supple, feminine, earthly, mysterious, playful, and strong.
Those dancers are you! Come learn among friends and awaken your inner fire.
Build community and self-knowledge while honoring the inner divine feminine.

Belly dance class in West Seattle @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center:

  • Six week sessions on Wednesday nights.
  • The next session begins January 8, 2020.
  • Drop-in students are welcome at 6pm and 7pm.

For more information, visit our website: Leslie Rosen.

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
Words, Writers & Southwest Stories: R.O.O.R.D: To War in a Rubber Duck @ Southwest Library
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm

At the Southwest Branch library, Local Authors Present R.O.O.R.D: TO WAR IN A RUBBER DUCK, a Novel of World War II.

According to the novel’s fictional premise, Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt created a covert unit to aid in the British prosecution of the war in 1939. The unit was a R.O.O.R.D. unit, the acronym standing for “ Reconnoitering, Observation, Opposition Resources, Destruction.” It was funded by America and staffed by Americans recruited to serve under Churchill’s direction. The Americans soon redefined the ROORD. acronym to stand for The Royal Order of Rubber Ducks. They named their seven B-25 Mitchell aircraft accordingly — for example, Rubber Ducky, Duck Butt, Duck and Cover, etc. Only two of the planes survived the war.

This free event by ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society is co-sponsored by the Seattle Public Library and will take place Thursday, January 9th at 6 PM at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library, 9010 35th Ave. SW in West Seattle.

The three authors: writer Rodger Pettihord, taught English to members of the military overseas and was a Presbyterian pastor; Jim Rubin, a retired Army warrant officer and military historian; and David Ward, a retired military and airline pilot worked together on the stories that wound up as this book. Rubin provided technical research and Ward oversaw flight authenticity. The three men are good friends and say their book was written for anyone who enjoys a good story but the story has also become a labor of love as they wrote about the WWII generation. All three men had family in that conflict, and all have friends from that generation of the military. The authors wanted to end up thinking of these stories as a good read and a tribute to those who were there.

Covering the years 1939-1946, the novel engages the major events of the European Theater of World War II. In that sense, it is the story of the war itself. Readers will finish the novel with a heightened picture of the war’s arc but the novel also engages the realities of service in that war. If the major events of the war form the skeleton of the novel, the individual stories provide its heart and soul.

The novel does not paint the European Theater in simple black and white colors — Nazi brutality and barbarism are confronted with no assuagement, but German bravery and honor are also acknowledged. While the novel joins history in condemning all things Nazi, it also joins in the postwar desire to recognize those Germans who refused to wear lock-stepped jack-boots and instead tried their best to remain human.

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ presentations are scheduled for the Second Thursday of each month at 6 PM at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Next month on January 9th, David Ward will present ROORD: To War in a Rubber Duck, one of a series of WWII historical fiction novels.

For videos on these and other speakers’ presentations, check out “Events” at www.loghousemuseum.org. This newly re-named series is open to hosting any speaker addressing historical issues relating to the Puget Sound/Duwamish Peninsula and/or the general public. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ by phone at 206-290-8315 or e-mailing Dora-Faye@comcast.net .

For more information, call 206-386-4636 or Ask Us. For ADA accommodations, please contact: leap@spl.org.

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.

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

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

This trial class is:

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

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

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

This trial class is free.

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

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

Jan
18
Sat
Mobile blood drive @ Westwood Village
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked at the Barton St. entrance to Westwood Village from 9 am to 3 pm (closed 11 am to 12 pm for a break).

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Jan
20
Mon
Mobile blood drive @ Admiral Safeway on California
Jan 20 @ 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked in front of the Admiral Safeway in West Seattle (on California Ave SW) from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm (closed for a break 1:30–2:30 pm). Blood drives are open to the public.

Jan
27
Mon
Blood drive @ Our Lady of Guadalupe
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be at Our Lady Of Guadalupe, at the Walmesley Center on Monday, January 27th from 1:00 pm–7:00 pm, (the bloodmobile will be closed for a break from 3:00-4:00 pm).

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment. Drives Schedule Subject to Change – To confirm dates, email schedule@bloodworksnw.org or call 206-292-6500.