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!

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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
21
Thu
2016
Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

Jul
25
Mon
2016
Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support group @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Jul 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Three different support groups are held monthly at Providence Mt. St Vincent:

On the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month a group is held in the East Dining Room from
1:30–3:00 pm. For information on these groups call Martha Smith at (206) 937-3701 ext. 28578.

On the 3rd Thursday a group is held in the Northwest Room from 1:00–2:30 pm. For information on these groups call Kristine Kumangai at (206) 937-3701 ext. 28345.

About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit www.alz.org.

Jul
26
Tue
2016
Spanish Family Storytime (¡Hora de cuentos!) @ South Park Library
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Spanish Storytime/Hora de cuentos at South Park Library:

¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It’s Spanish story time for children and their families!)

Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador. ¡Gratis!

Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Todos los martes a las 6:30 pm en la biblioteca de South Park.

It’s Spanish Story Time for children and their families! Children and their families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our storytellers.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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
28
Thu
2016
Shake, Rattle and Roll! @ Neighborhood House High Point Center
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

At Neighborhood House in High Point: Hear trickster tales from West Africa and learn African drum rhythms with Gansango African Music & Dance. Make music with a bell, shaker or drum, and sing “Mary Had A Little Goat.” For all ages.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

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.

Aug
2
Tue
2016
Spanish Family Storytime (¡Hora de cuentos!) @ South Park Library
Aug 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Spanish Storytime/Hora de cuentos at South Park Library:

¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It’s Spanish story time for children and their families!)

Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador. ¡Gratis!

Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Todos los martes a las 6:30 pm en la biblioteca de South Park.

It’s Spanish Story Time for children and their families! Children and their families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our storytellers.

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

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
9
Tue
2016
Spanish Family Storytime (¡Hora de cuentos!) @ South Park Library
Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Spanish Storytime/Hora de cuentos at South Park Library:

¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It’s Spanish story time for children and their families!)

Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador. ¡Gratis!

Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Todos los martes a las 6:30 pm en la biblioteca de South Park.

It’s Spanish Story Time for children and their families! Children and their families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our storytellers.

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

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
16
Tue
2016
Spanish Family Storytime (¡Hora de cuentos!) @ South Park Library
Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Spanish Storytime/Hora de cuentos at South Park Library:

¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It’s Spanish story time for children and their families!)

Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador. ¡Gratis!

Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Todos los martes a las 6:30 pm en la biblioteca de South Park.

It’s Spanish Story Time for children and their families! Children and their families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our storytellers.

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

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
18
Thu
2016
Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

Sep
6
Tue
2016
Spanish Family Storytime (¡Hora de cuentos!) @ South Park Library
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Spanish Storytime/Hora de cuentos at South Park Library:

¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It’s Spanish story time for children and their families!)

Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador. ¡Gratis!

Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Todos los martes a las 6:30 pm en la biblioteca de South Park.

It’s Spanish Story Time for children and their families! Children and their families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our storytellers.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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
13
Tue
2016
Spanish Family Storytime (¡Hora de cuentos!) @ South Park Library
Sep 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Spanish Storytime/Hora de cuentos at South Park Library:

¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It’s Spanish story time for children and their families!)

Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador. ¡Gratis!

Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Todos los martes a las 6:30 pm en la biblioteca de South Park.

It’s Spanish Story Time for children and their families! Children and their families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our storytellers.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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
15
Thu
2016
Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

West Seattle Chamber Cruise for Commerce @ Harbor Island Marina
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

West Seattle Chamber Cruise for Commerce –
A very special evening on Elliott Bay 2016

You’re invited! Aim High, Float Local.

The West Seattle Chamber of commerce is striving for business excellence – yours and ours. As we continue to provide incredible advocacy networking, communications and business opportunities that you all deserve and support, the Chamber will take the next steps to make things even better!

Support the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce by joining us on September 15th for a one-of-a-kind experience aboard Jack Miller’s own Baltic Sea. Enjoy an intimate 3.5 hour-evening tour of West Seattle by sea, sailing from the Duwamish to Lincoln Park, Elliott Bay to Puget Sound.

This is an exclusive and unique adventure limited to only 50 “sailors” so reserve your spot today!

Each ticket includes the cruise, complimentary cocktails, a delicious assortment of heavy appetizers, and great company.

When: September 15, 2016
5:00pm – 8:30pm

Where:

The Baltic Sea – Jack Miller’s classic long liner fishing boat
Launch point-Harbor Island Marina
1001 Klickitat Way SW Gate C

How Much? Tickets are $100/person.

Don’t miss the boat. Visit www.wschamber.com to register.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Husky Deli (Admiral $1000 Level)
Port of Seattle (Admiral $1000 Level)
Nucor Steel Seattle (Captain $500 Level)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our project’s objectives are:

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

Sep
19
Mon
2016
Free: YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program @ Fauntleroy YMCA
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A lot can happen in one year. Join the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program and learn how to reduce your risk for developing diabetes, one small step at a time. Our one-year community-based program is designed to enable adults to make lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance and other national organizations committed to preventing chronic disease. To see if you qualify and for more information, please contact Brie Davis at bdavis@seattleymca.org.

Sep
20
Tue
2016
Spanish Family Storytime (¡Hora de cuentos!) @ South Park Library
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Spanish Storytime/Hora de cuentos at South Park Library:

¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It’s Spanish story time for children and their families!)

Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador. ¡Gratis!

Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Todos los martes a las 6:30 pm en la biblioteca de South Park.

It’s Spanish Story Time for children and their families! Children and their families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our storytellers.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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
16
Sun
2016
Southwest Stories @ High Point Library
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the Southwest Seattle Historical Society for a monthly series features presentations on the history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula, and the birthplace of Seattle. We call the series “SouthWest Stories.” Coming up at the High Point Library:

2 pm to 3 pm Sunday, Oct. 16th Join Larry Gossett, King County Council member and long-time neighborhood activist who will discuss “High Point and the Homeboys.”

FREE to the public, each presentation takes place on the third Sunday afternoon of the month. The venue rotates among the five Seattle Public Library branches on our peninsula.

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

This series is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library and the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. Podcasts of previous parts of this series are available on the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s website.

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
20
Thu
2016
Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

Oct
25
Tue
2016
‘El vestido de Tlamanalli’ @ South Park Library
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Participate in a beautiful story as author and actress Nora Girón-Dolce takes her audience on a trip through Mexican culture. The fable will discuss the beginnings of the Mexican tradition of setting up the offering and altar for the dead. This program will be presented entirely in Spanish and is for children ages 3-11.

El vestido de Tlamanalli – En esta bella fábula, la autora y actriz Nora Girón-Dolce nos guiará en un viaje imaginario hacia los inicios de la tradición mexicana de poner la ofrenda y el altar en el día de los Muertos. El público participará en la construcción de un pequeño altar de muertos, ayudándolos así a comprender el significado de la festividad y los elementos. Para familias con niños de edades 3-11.

6:30 pm to 7 pm Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the South Park Branch Library, 8604 Eighth Ave. S., 206-615-1688.

Oct
28
Fri
2016
‘El Bibliobandido’ workshop for kids @ Southwest Library
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

At the Southwest Library: Story-eating bandit on the loose! We need your juiciest of stories. Come to a workshop for ages 7 to 11 for hands-on bookmaking + science + storytelling.

El Bibliobandido workshop is about paper, acting, online, and digital storycrafting. It is based in the legend of El Bibliobandido (or “Book Bandit”), a ravenous, story-eating bandit that pesters kids to write and offer him fresh-baked stories. Through character and art kids will practice to create art, write stories, and use technology to make them come to life.

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

From Puget Soundkeeper Alliance:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov
17
Thu
2016
Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

Dec
1
Thu
2016
6th Annual Seattle Stand Down for Veterans Support @ South Seattle College’s Georgetown campus
Dec 1 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Homeless and at-risk veterans and their families will be offered a great variety of resources and services at the 6th Annual Seattle Stand Down on Thursday, Dec. 1, and Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 on South Seattle College’s Georgetown campus.

The event is a one-stop shop for resources and services available to veterans who currently lack permanent housing or simply need a helping hand in order to prevent homelessness. Representatives from local businesses, non-profits, educational institutions and all levels of government will be available to provide medical screenings, eye exams, dental services, legal aid, employment opportunities, housing assistance, case management referrals, haircuts, personal hygiene items and meals. Providers will also offer services specifically for women veterans, covering health care, advocacy, counseling, employment and personal care.

The Seattle Colleges District is the partner host of Seattle Stand Down for the sixth year in a row. The event was founded as a community service project of student veterans at Seattle Central College.

Time: The two-day Seattle Stand Down event will open for registration at 7:00 a.m. on Dec. 1 with services available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 2, registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. with services available from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Events take place at South Seattle College’s Georgetown campus located at 6737 Corson Avenue S., Seattle, WA 98108. Participants can check in at the Gene Colin Education Hall (Building C on the campus map).

Parking and bus passes: Parking passes will be made available to veterans receiving services, and King County Metro will be providing two days of complimentary bus rides for veterans with the proper ID or SSD bus pass, riding to and from Seattle Stand Down anywhere within King County. Veterans can board ANY King County Metro bus by showing a Veterans Health ID card, Uniformed ID card, DD-214, or special SSD bus pass to the bus driver. Veterans who do not have one of the accepted IDs can obtain the SSD bus pass through a veteran service provider or by contacting Lauren at llink@hopelink.org.

Major funding for the Seattle Stand Down has been made possible through a Veterans Employment and Training Service grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

For more information, please visit www.theseattlestanddown.org or email Seattle Stand Down Executive Director Rebecca Murch at rmurch@theseattlestanddown.org.

South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) is designated a Partner for Veteran Supportive Campuses by the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. The college is an active contributor to the King County Veterans Consortium, assisting veterans in our community with all phases of transition. South supports the statewide effort to assist transitioning service members secure living-wage jobs with the Airframe and Powerplant Masterclass for active duty aircraft mechanics separating from military service at Joint Base Lewis McChord.

Dec
2
Fri
2016
6th Annual Seattle Stand Down for Veterans Support @ South Seattle College’s Georgetown campus
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Homeless and at-risk veterans and their families will be offered a great variety of resources and services at the 6th Annual Seattle Stand Down on Thursday, Dec. 1, and Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 on South Seattle College’s Georgetown campus.

The event is a one-stop shop for resources and services available to veterans who currently lack permanent housing or simply need a helping hand in order to prevent homelessness. Representatives from local businesses, non-profits, educational institutions and all levels of government will be available to provide medical screenings, eye exams, dental services, legal aid, employment opportunities, housing assistance, case management referrals, haircuts, personal hygiene items and meals. Providers will also offer services specifically for women veterans, covering health care, advocacy, counseling, employment and personal care.

The Seattle Colleges District is the partner host of Seattle Stand Down for the sixth year in a row. The event was founded as a community service project of student veterans at Seattle Central College.

Time: The two-day Seattle Stand Down event will open for registration at 7:00 a.m. on Dec. 1 with services available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 2, registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. with services available from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Events take place at South Seattle College’s Georgetown campus located at 6737 Corson Avenue S., Seattle, WA 98108. Participants can check in at the Gene Colin Education Hall (Building C on the campus map).

Parking and bus passes: Parking passes will be made available to veterans receiving services, and King County Metro will be providing two days of complimentary bus rides for veterans with the proper ID or SSD bus pass, riding to and from Seattle Stand Down anywhere within King County. Veterans can board ANY King County Metro bus by showing a Veterans Health ID card, Uniformed ID card, DD-214, or special SSD bus pass to the bus driver. Veterans who do not have one of the accepted IDs can obtain the SSD bus pass through a veteran service provider or by contacting Lauren at llink@hopelink.org.

Major funding for the Seattle Stand Down has been made possible through a Veterans Employment and Training Service grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

For more information, please visit www.theseattlestanddown.org or email Seattle Stand Down Executive Director Rebecca Murch at rmurch@theseattlestanddown.org.

South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) is designated a Partner for Veteran Supportive Campuses by the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. The college is an active contributor to the King County Veterans Consortium, assisting veterans in our community with all phases of transition. South supports the statewide effort to assist transitioning service members secure living-wage jobs with the Airframe and Powerplant Masterclass for active duty aircraft mechanics separating from military service at Joint Base Lewis McChord.

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

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

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

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

Dec
15
Thu
2016
Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

Dec
17
Sat
2016
Preserving the Duwamish Cultural Landscape – free event @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fun day exploring the relationship between Duwamish culture and native habitat restoration. Talks, demo, food, storytelling & cultural programming. Stay all day or drop-in.

Free activities. 10 am- Restoring Native Habitats; 11:15 am- Brunch provided; Discovering the Duwamish Hill Preserve; 12 pm- Basket Making Demo; 1 to 3 pm-Duwamish Storytelling and Cultural Programming.

Free tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2725364
Facebook event page here.

FREE EVENT DAY
WHAT: Preserving the Duwamish Cultural Landscape
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, 10am to 4pm. Free
WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106, 206-431-1582.

“Preserving the Duwamish Cultural Landscape” is a free public outreach event of the Duwamish Longhouse Urban Reforestation Project sponsored by a King Conservation District grant.

The Duwamish Tribe, Seattle Parks and other community partners are all working to restore native habitats that preserve the Duwamish cultural landscape for all to explore. The Duwamish Tribe is still here and its traditional stories provide a narrative for a deeper understanding of the indigenous land we all share and the bounty that awaits us as traditional habitats are restored.

Regarding the Duwamish Urban Reforestation Project, invasive plants have been removed and native plants reintroduced. One of them, the Western Red Cedar has been used by our people to make baskets, weave hats and traditional clothing. Duwamish tribal member, DeAnn Sackman Jacobson, will talk about how our ancestors harvested bark and other materials to make baskets and garments. She will demonstrate the process of preparing and weaving the bark.

Brooke Alford of the Duwamish Hill Preserve will speak about the restoration of Duwamish Hill in Tukwila, their native plant nursery and volunteer opportunities. Native storyteller Roger Fernandes will share the Duwamish epic North and South Wind story associated with the Duwamish Hill site. Duwamish tribal member Blake Shelafoe will also share his own story about the Duwamish River.

AGENDA–SCHEDULE

10-10:15 Opening. Duwamish Reforestation Project update. Presenter: Nancy Sackman (Duwamish Tribe).

10:15-11:00–Restoring Native Habitats. Insights into the native habitat restoration of Seattle’s green spaces by Seattle Park & Recreation–cedars, cattails and more. Presenters: Michael Yadrick and Lisa Ciecko, Seattle Parks. Explore More: http://www.seattle.gov/parks

11:15-12:00–Brunch (soup, fruit, cookies, coffee/tea)

11:15-12:00–Discovering Duwamish Hill Preserve

The Duwamish Hill Preserve is a 10.5 acre parcel of Duwamish tribal historical, cultural and ecological significance in Tukwila. Along the banks of the Duwamish River, the hill is a glacial remnant where many rarely seen species of flora and fauna can be found. It is the site of the Duwamish tribal oral tradition known as the “Epic of the North & South Winds.” Learn how to volunteer. Presenter: Brooke Alford, MLA, Urban Habitat Landscape Design.

Duwamish Hill Preserve http://forterra.org/subpage/duwamish-hill-preserve

12:00-1:00–Duwamish Basket & Mat Making Demonstration

Presenter: Deanne Jacobs (Duwamish Tribe).

1:00-2:00—Epic of the North & South Wind (Duwamish Oral Tradition)

Presenter: Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha Band of the Klallam Indians) is a renowned storyteller and artist living in Seattle, WA. Storytelling is Healing and Teaching The true power of storytelling comes when the moisture of the teller’s breath gives life and power to the story.

At one time, all Duwamish people knew the same stories. We understood the world through those common stories. The stories taught and guided and healed us. Sent to us by our ancestors who knew we would need these stories so we could live in the world in a good way– those stories are still waiting to do their work for those who will listen.

2:00-3:00—Duwamish Cultural Sharing—We Are Still Here

Songs, stories & dance. Participatory. Bring your drum. Presenter: Blake Shelafoe (Duwamish Tribe).

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

Our project’s objectives are:

to restore the Longhouse’s property’s ecosystem by providing a place to sustain native food and medicine, habitat and wildlife in relation to the Duwamish culture,

to engage the public and raise educational awareness of the Duwamish native culture and its relationship to the restored ecosystem, and

to work with community partners to increase public awareness of urban reforestation stewardship.

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

Jan
3
Tue
2017
Early Days parent drop-in support group @ Nurturing Expressions
Jan 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Early Days support groups provide parents of infants 0-12 months a place to come talk about the realities of parenting and get support during this challenging transition.

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
at Nurturing Expressions
4727 44th AVE SW [new address]

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM
at In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW

8-week punch card – $80

* If you are unable to attend all 8 groups in a session you may use the remaining “punches” in the next session.
* Regardless of the session you register for the punch card may be used at either Tuesday and/or Thursday Early Days groups.
* Please have punch card present at each group.
* One punch card per parent.
* Pick up your punch card at your first group with your e-mail confirmation.

Drop-in can be purchased in person for $15. No registration required.

RSVP on our Eventzilla link to secure your spot!

8 Week Sessions Include Themes Such as:

· Adjusting to Parenthood
· Emotional Complications
· Self-Care
· Support Systems
· Identity Changes
· Myths of Parenting
· Relationships
· Strong Emotions
· Expectations vs Reality
· Impact of Social Policy

No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Early Days if you need financial assistance.

For more information contact Early Days:
earlydaysWS@gmail.com
425-243-2355
facebook.com/earlydaysws

Jan
5
Thu
2017
Early Days parent drop-in support group @ In Tandem Midwifery
Jan 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Early Days support groups provide parents of infants 0-12 months a place to come talk about the realities of parenting and get support during this challenging transition.

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
at Nurturing Expressions
4746 44th AVE SW Suite 201

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM
at In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW

8-week punch card – $80

* If you are unable to attend all 8 groups in a session you may use the remaining “punches” in the next session.
* Regardless of the session you register for the punch card may be used at either Tuesday and/or Thursday Early Days groups.
* Please have punch card present at each group.
* One punch card per parent.
* Pick up your punch card at your first group with your e-mail confirmation.

Drop-in can be purchased in person for $15. No registration required.

RSVP on our Eventzilla link to secure your spot!

8 Week Sessions Include Themes Such as:

· Adjusting to Parenthood
· Emotional Complications
· Self-Care
· Support Systems
· Identity Changes
· Myths of Parenting
· Relationships
· Strong Emotions
· Expectations vs Reality
· Impact of Social Policy

No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Early Days if you need financial assistance.

For more information contact Early Days:
earlydaysWS@gmail.com
425-243-2355
facebook.com/earlydaysws

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

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

Jan
10
Tue
2017
Early Days parent drop-in support group @ Nurturing Expressions
Jan 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Early Days support groups provide parents of infants 0-12 months a place to come talk about the realities of parenting and get support during this challenging transition.

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
at Nurturing Expressions
4727 44th AVE SW [new address]

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM
at In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW

8-week punch card – $80

* If you are unable to attend all 8 groups in a session you may use the remaining “punches” in the next session.
* Regardless of the session you register for the punch card may be used at either Tuesday and/or Thursday Early Days groups.
* Please have punch card present at each group.
* One punch card per parent.
* Pick up your punch card at your first group with your e-mail confirmation.

Drop-in can be purchased in person for $15. No registration required.

RSVP on our Eventzilla link to secure your spot!

8 Week Sessions Include Themes Such as:

· Adjusting to Parenthood
· Emotional Complications
· Self-Care
· Support Systems
· Identity Changes
· Myths of Parenting
· Relationships
· Strong Emotions
· Expectations vs Reality
· Impact of Social Policy

No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Early Days if you need financial assistance.

For more information contact Early Days:
earlydaysWS@gmail.com
425-243-2355
facebook.com/earlydaysws

Jan
12
Thu
2017
Early Days parent drop-in support group @ In Tandem Midwifery
Jan 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Early Days support groups provide parents of infants 0-12 months a place to come talk about the realities of parenting and get support during this challenging transition.

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
at Nurturing Expressions
4746 44th AVE SW Suite 201

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM
at In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW

8-week punch card – $80

* If you are unable to attend all 8 groups in a session you may use the remaining “punches” in the next session.
* Regardless of the session you register for the punch card may be used at either Tuesday and/or Thursday Early Days groups.
* Please have punch card present at each group.
* One punch card per parent.
* Pick up your punch card at your first group with your e-mail confirmation.

Drop-in can be purchased in person for $15. No registration required.

RSVP on our Eventzilla link to secure your spot!

8 Week Sessions Include Themes Such as:

· Adjusting to Parenthood
· Emotional Complications
· Self-Care
· Support Systems
· Identity Changes
· Myths of Parenting
· Relationships
· Strong Emotions
· Expectations vs Reality
· Impact of Social Policy

No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Early Days if you need financial assistance.

For more information contact Early Days:
earlydaysWS@gmail.com
425-243-2355
facebook.com/earlydaysws

Jan
17
Tue
2017
Early Days parent drop-in support group @ Nurturing Expressions
Jan 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Early Days support groups provide parents of infants 0-12 months a place to come talk about the realities of parenting and get support during this challenging transition.

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
at Nurturing Expressions
4727 44th AVE SW [new address]

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM
at In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW

8-week punch card – $80

* If you are unable to attend all 8 groups in a session you may use the remaining “punches” in the next session.
* Regardless of the session you register for the punch card may be used at either Tuesday and/or Thursday Early Days groups.
* Please have punch card present at each group.
* One punch card per parent.
* Pick up your punch card at your first group with your e-mail confirmation.

Drop-in can be purchased in person for $15. No registration required.

RSVP on our Eventzilla link to secure your spot!

8 Week Sessions Include Themes Such as:

· Adjusting to Parenthood
· Emotional Complications
· Self-Care
· Support Systems
· Identity Changes
· Myths of Parenting
· Relationships
· Strong Emotions
· Expectations vs Reality
· Impact of Social Policy

No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Early Days if you need financial assistance.

For more information contact Early Days:
earlydaysWS@gmail.com
425-243-2355
facebook.com/earlydaysws

Jan
19
Thu
2017
Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

Early Days parent drop-in support group @ In Tandem Midwifery
Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Early Days support groups provide parents of infants 0-12 months a place to come talk about the realities of parenting and get support during this challenging transition.

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
at Nurturing Expressions
4746 44th AVE SW Suite 201

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM
at In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW

8-week punch card – $80

* If you are unable to attend all 8 groups in a session you may use the remaining “punches” in the next session.
* Regardless of the session you register for the punch card may be used at either Tuesday and/or Thursday Early Days groups.
* Please have punch card present at each group.
* One punch card per parent.
* Pick up your punch card at your first group with your e-mail confirmation.

Drop-in can be purchased in person for $15. No registration required.

RSVP on our Eventzilla link to secure your spot!

8 Week Sessions Include Themes Such as:

· Adjusting to Parenthood
· Emotional Complications
· Self-Care
· Support Systems
· Identity Changes
· Myths of Parenting
· Relationships
· Strong Emotions
· Expectations vs Reality
· Impact of Social Policy

No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Early Days if you need financial assistance.

For more information contact Early Days:
earlydaysWS@gmail.com
425-243-2355
facebook.com/earlydaysws

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan
24
Tue
2017
Early Days parent drop-in support group @ Nurturing Expressions
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Early Days support groups provide parents of infants 0-12 months a place to come talk about the realities of parenting and get support during this challenging transition.

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
at Nurturing Expressions
4727 44th AVE SW [new address]

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM
at In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW

8-week punch card – $80

* If you are unable to attend all 8 groups in a session you may use the remaining “punches” in the next session.
* Regardless of the session you register for the punch card may be used at either Tuesday and/or Thursday Early Days groups.
* Please have punch card present at each group.
* One punch card per parent.
* Pick up your punch card at your first group with your e-mail confirmation.

Drop-in can be purchased in person for $15. No registration required.

RSVP on our Eventzilla link to secure your spot!

8 Week Sessions Include Themes Such as:

· Adjusting to Parenthood
· Emotional Complications
· Self-Care
· Support Systems
· Identity Changes
· Myths of Parenting
· Relationships
· Strong Emotions
· Expectations vs Reality
· Impact of Social Policy

No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Early Days if you need financial assistance.

For more information contact Early Days:
earlydaysWS@gmail.com
425-243-2355
facebook.com/earlydaysws

Jan
26
Thu
2017
Early Days parent drop-in support group @ In Tandem Midwifery
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Early Days support groups provide parents of infants 0-12 months a place to come talk about the realities of parenting and get support during this challenging transition.

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
at Nurturing Expressions
4746 44th AVE SW Suite 201

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM
at In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW

8-week punch card – $80

* If you are unable to attend all 8 groups in a session you may use the remaining “punches” in the next session.
* Regardless of the session you register for the punch card may be used at either Tuesday and/or Thursday Early Days groups.
* Please have punch card present at each group.
* One punch card per parent.
* Pick up your punch card at your first group with your e-mail confirmation.

Drop-in can be purchased in person for $15. No registration required.

RSVP on our Eventzilla link to secure your spot!

8 Week Sessions Include Themes Such as:

· Adjusting to Parenthood
· Emotional Complications
· Self-Care
· Support Systems
· Identity Changes
· Myths of Parenting
· Relationships
· Strong Emotions
· Expectations vs Reality
· Impact of Social Policy

No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Early Days if you need financial assistance.

For more information contact Early Days:
earlydaysWS@gmail.com
425-243-2355
facebook.com/earlydaysws

Jan
31
Tue
2017
Early Days parent drop-in support group @ Nurturing Expressions
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Early Days support groups provide parents of infants 0-12 months a place to come talk about the realities of parenting and get support during this challenging transition.

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
at Nurturing Expressions
4727 44th AVE SW [new address]

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM
at In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW

8-week punch card – $80

* If you are unable to attend all 8 groups in a session you may use the remaining “punches” in the next session.
* Regardless of the session you register for the punch card may be used at either Tuesday and/or Thursday Early Days groups.
* Please have punch card present at each group.
* One punch card per parent.
* Pick up your punch card at your first group with your e-mail confirmation.

Drop-in can be purchased in person for $15. No registration required.

RSVP on our Eventzilla link to secure your spot!

8 Week Sessions Include Themes Such as:

· Adjusting to Parenthood
· Emotional Complications
· Self-Care
· Support Systems
· Identity Changes
· Myths of Parenting
· Relationships
· Strong Emotions
· Expectations vs Reality
· Impact of Social Policy

No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Early Days if you need financial assistance.

For more information contact Early Days:
earlydaysWS@gmail.com
425-243-2355
facebook.com/earlydaysws

Feb
2
Thu
2017
Early Days parent drop-in support group @ In Tandem Midwifery
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Early Days support groups provide parents of infants 0-12 months a place to come talk about the realities of parenting and get support during this challenging transition.

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
at Nurturing Expressions
4746 44th AVE SW Suite 201

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM
at In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW

8-week punch card – $80

* If you are unable to attend all 8 groups in a session you may use the remaining “punches” in the next session.
* Regardless of the session you register for the punch card may be used at either Tuesday and/or Thursday Early Days groups.
* Please have punch card present at each group.
* One punch card per parent.
* Pick up your punch card at your first group with your e-mail confirmation.

Drop-in can be purchased in person for $15. No registration required.

RSVP on our Eventzilla link to secure your spot!

8 Week Sessions Include Themes Such as:

· Adjusting to Parenthood
· Emotional Complications
· Self-Care
· Support Systems
· Identity Changes
· Myths of Parenting
· Relationships
· Strong Emotions
· Expectations vs Reality
· Impact of Social Policy

No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Early Days if you need financial assistance.

For more information contact Early Days:
earlydaysWS@gmail.com
425-243-2355
facebook.com/earlydaysws

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

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

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

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

Feb
7
Tue
2017
Early Days parent drop-in support group @ Nurturing Expressions
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Early Days support groups provide parents of infants 0-12 months a place to come talk about the realities of parenting and get support during this challenging transition.

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
at Nurturing Expressions
4727 44th AVE SW [new address]

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM
at In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW

8-week punch card – $80

* If you are unable to attend all 8 groups in a session you may use the remaining “punches” in the next session.
* Regardless of the session you register for the punch card may be used at either Tuesday and/or Thursday Early Days groups.
* Please have punch card present at each group.
* One punch card per parent.
* Pick up your punch card at your first group with your e-mail confirmation.

Drop-in can be purchased in person for $15. No registration required.

RSVP on our Eventzilla link to secure your spot!

8 Week Sessions Include Themes Such as:

· Adjusting to Parenthood
· Emotional Complications
· Self-Care
· Support Systems
· Identity Changes
· Myths of Parenting
· Relationships
· Strong Emotions
· Expectations vs Reality
· Impact of Social Policy

No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Early Days if you need financial assistance.

For more information contact Early Days:
earlydaysWS@gmail.com
425-243-2355
facebook.com/earlydaysws

Feb
9
Thu
2017
Early Days parent drop-in support group @ In Tandem Midwifery
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Early Days support groups provide parents of infants 0-12 months a place to come talk about the realities of parenting and get support during this challenging transition.

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
at Nurturing Expressions
4746 44th AVE SW Suite 201

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM
at In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW

8-week punch card – $80

* If you are unable to attend all 8 groups in a session you may use the remaining “punches” in the next session.
* Regardless of the session you register for the punch card may be used at either Tuesday and/or Thursday Early Days groups.
* Please have punch card present at each group.
* One punch card per parent.
* Pick up your punch card at your first group with your e-mail confirmation.

Drop-in can be purchased in person for $15. No registration required.

RSVP on our Eventzilla link to secure your spot!

8 Week Sessions Include Themes Such as:

· Adjusting to Parenthood
· Emotional Complications
· Self-Care
· Support Systems
· Identity Changes
· Myths of Parenting
· Relationships
· Strong Emotions
· Expectations vs Reality
· Impact of Social Policy

No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Early Days if you need financial assistance.

For more information contact Early Days:
earlydaysWS@gmail.com
425-243-2355
facebook.com/earlydaysws

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

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

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

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

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

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

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

Feb
14
Tue
2017
Early Days parent drop-in support group @ Nurturing Expressions
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Early Days support groups provide parents of infants 0-12 months a place to come talk about the realities of parenting and get support during this challenging transition.

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
at Nurturing Expressions
4727 44th AVE SW [new address]

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM
at In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW

8-week punch card – $80

* If you are unable to attend all 8 groups in a session you may use the remaining “punches” in the next session.
* Regardless of the session you register for the punch card may be used at either Tuesday and/or Thursday Early Days groups.
* Please have punch card present at each group.
* One punch card per parent.
* Pick up your punch card at your first group with your e-mail confirmation.

Drop-in can be purchased in person for $15. No registration required.

RSVP on our Eventzilla link to secure your spot!

8 Week Sessions Include Themes Such as:

· Adjusting to Parenthood
· Emotional Complications
· Self-Care
· Support Systems
· Identity Changes
· Myths of Parenting
· Relationships
· Strong Emotions
· Expectations vs Reality
· Impact of Social Policy

No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Early Days if you need financial assistance.

For more information contact Early Days:
earlydaysWS@gmail.com
425-243-2355
facebook.com/earlydaysws

Feb
15
Wed
2017
Somali storytime @ High Point Library
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the High Point Library!)
Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.)

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This story time is offered entirely in the Somali language.

Feb
16
Thu
2017
Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

Early Days parent drop-in support group @ In Tandem Midwifery
Feb 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Early Days support groups provide parents of infants 0-12 months a place to come talk about the realities of parenting and get support during this challenging transition.

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
at Nurturing Expressions
4746 44th AVE SW Suite 201

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM
at In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW

8-week punch card – $80

* If you are unable to attend all 8 groups in a session you may use the remaining “punches” in the next session.
* Regardless of the session you register for the punch card may be used at either Tuesday and/or Thursday Early Days groups.
* Please have punch card present at each group.
* One punch card per parent.
* Pick up your punch card at your first group with your e-mail confirmation.

Drop-in can be purchased in person for $15. No registration required.

RSVP on our Eventzilla link to secure your spot!

8 Week Sessions Include Themes Such as:

· Adjusting to Parenthood
· Emotional Complications
· Self-Care
· Support Systems
· Identity Changes
· Myths of Parenting
· Relationships
· Strong Emotions
· Expectations vs Reality
· Impact of Social Policy

No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Early Days if you need financial assistance.

For more information contact Early Days:
earlydaysWS@gmail.com
425-243-2355
facebook.com/earlydaysws

Feb
18
Sat
2017
Seeking Seattle’s Surviving Salamanders @ Camp Long
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

Feb
21
Tue
2017
Early Days parent drop-in support group @ Nurturing Expressions
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Early Days support groups provide parents of infants 0-12 months a place to come talk about the realities of parenting and get support during this challenging transition.

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
at Nurturing Expressions
4727 44th AVE SW [new address]

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM
at In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW

8-week punch card – $80

* If you are unable to attend all 8 groups in a session you may use the remaining “punches” in the next session.
* Regardless of the session you register for the punch card may be used at either Tuesday and/or Thursday Early Days groups.
* Please have punch card present at each group.
* One punch card per parent.
* Pick up your punch card at your first group with your e-mail confirmation.

Drop-in can be purchased in person for $15. No registration required.

RSVP on our Eventzilla link to secure your spot!

8 Week Sessions Include Themes Such as:

· Adjusting to Parenthood
· Emotional Complications
· Self-Care
· Support Systems
· Identity Changes
· Myths of Parenting
· Relationships
· Strong Emotions
· Expectations vs Reality
· Impact of Social Policy

No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Early Days if you need financial assistance.

For more information contact Early Days:
earlydaysWS@gmail.com
425-243-2355
facebook.com/earlydaysws

Feb
22
Wed
2017
Caregiver Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Come share your challenges, frustrations, successes with other caregivers who “get it.” The experience exchange among caregivers will provide you with free peer support on a monthly basis and might just give you an energy boost to keep you at your best. If you are interested in this group and have questions, call Holly at 932-4044 ext. #2.

Facilitated by Sound Generations Caregiver Support Program.

Feb
23
Thu
2017
Early Days parent drop-in support group @ In Tandem Midwifery
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Early Days support groups provide parents of infants 0-12 months a place to come talk about the realities of parenting and get support during this challenging transition.

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
at Nurturing Expressions
4746 44th AVE SW Suite 201

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM
at In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW

8-week punch card – $80

* If you are unable to attend all 8 groups in a session you may use the remaining “punches” in the next session.
* Regardless of the session you register for the punch card may be used at either Tuesday and/or Thursday Early Days groups.
* Please have punch card present at each group.
* One punch card per parent.
* Pick up your punch card at your first group with your e-mail confirmation.

Drop-in can be purchased in person for $15. No registration required.

RSVP on our Eventzilla link to secure your spot!

8 Week Sessions Include Themes Such as:

· Adjusting to Parenthood
· Emotional Complications
· Self-Care
· Support Systems
· Identity Changes
· Myths of Parenting
· Relationships
· Strong Emotions
· Expectations vs Reality
· Impact of Social Policy

No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Early Days if you need financial assistance.

For more information contact Early Days:
earlydaysWS@gmail.com
425-243-2355
facebook.com/earlydaysws

Feb
25
Sat
2017
GriefShare recovery support group begins @ Grace Church
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grace Church, in West Seattle, will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those that have lost a loved one by death.

The group meets on Saturday morning from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at 10323 – 28th Ave. SW, Seattle. You are free to start at any time. A one-time $15 charge will cover the cost of your workbook. Classes begin February 25 and end May 20. For information please contact Grace Church, 206-937-8400 or Barb at 206-932-7459.

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

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

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

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

Feb
27
Mon
2017
Family story time @ High Point Library
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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.

Feb
28
Tue
2017
Early Days parent drop-in support group @ Nurturing Expressions
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Early Days support groups provide parents of infants 0-12 months a place to come talk about the realities of parenting and get support during this challenging transition.

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
at Nurturing Expressions
4727 44th AVE SW [new address]

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM
at In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW

8-week punch card – $80

* If you are unable to attend all 8 groups in a session you may use the remaining “punches” in the next session.
* Regardless of the session you register for the punch card may be used at either Tuesday and/or Thursday Early Days groups.
* Please have punch card present at each group.
* One punch card per parent.
* Pick up your punch card at your first group with your e-mail confirmation.

Drop-in can be purchased in person for $15. No registration required.

RSVP on our Eventzilla link to secure your spot!

8 Week Sessions Include Themes Such as:

· Adjusting to Parenthood
· Emotional Complications
· Self-Care
· Support Systems
· Identity Changes
· Myths of Parenting
· Relationships
· Strong Emotions
· Expectations vs Reality
· Impact of Social Policy

No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Early Days if you need financial assistance.

For more information contact Early Days:
earlydaysWS@gmail.com
425-243-2355
facebook.com/earlydaysws

Mar
6
Mon
2017
Family story time @ High Point Library
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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.

Mar
13
Mon
2017
Family story time @ High Point Library
Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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.

Mar
16
Thu
2017
Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

Business Resources Open House @ Delridge Library
Mar 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Looking to start or grow your local business? Join us at Delridge Library for an open house to meet community lenders and providers of free business consulting on Thursday, March 16th, 4-6 pm.

Whether you are starting or growing a business, there are local assistance organizations that will help you succeed. Maybe you are looking for financial help, counseling on the viability of a business idea, or just advice on next steps. Bring your new ideas or fully formed plans to this free event and meet the experts who will provide the technical and financial assistance to empower you.

Please share with your fellow entrepreneurs!

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.

Mar
20
Mon
2017
Family story time @ High Point Library
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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.

Mar
27
Mon
2017
La Leche League: Free Breastfeeding Support Group @ Neighborhood House High Point
Mar 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join this group of new moms for mother-to-mother support. Free drop-in meetings are held every 4th Monday at Neighborhood House High Point in West Seattle.

For free breastfeeding help or information contact Betsy: (206) 932-9912; info@lllwa.org

All programs offered through the Family Center at Neighborhood House High Point are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend.

Mar
30
Thu
2017
Dementia-Friendly Story Share & Sketch @ High Point Community Center
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A FREE story-telling and art-making experience for people living with memory loss led by skilled facilitators. No experience necessary, all materials provided. Care partners welcome. Register by 3/27: Cayce (206) 615-0100, cayce.cheairs@seattle.gov

Dementia-Friendly Story Share & Sketch @ High Point Community Center
Thursdays, March 30-April 20th, 10 am–noon

Offered in partnership with the Senior Center of West Seattle and Silver Kite Community Arts

For more info: http://www.momentiaseattle.org/new-events/2017/3/30/new-story-share-sketch-west-seattle

Apr
6
Thu
2017
Dementia-Friendly Story Share & Sketch @ High Point Community Center
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A FREE story-telling and art-making experience for people living with memory loss led by skilled facilitators. No experience necessary, all materials provided. Care partners welcome. Register by 3/27: Cayce (206) 615-0100, cayce.cheairs@seattle.gov

Dementia-Friendly Story Share & Sketch @ High Point Community Center
Thursdays, March 30-April 20th, 10 am–noon

Offered in partnership with the Senior Center of West Seattle and Silver Kite Community Arts

For more info: http://www.momentiaseattle.org/new-events/2017/3/30/new-story-share-sketch-west-seattle

Apr
13
Thu
2017
Dementia-Friendly Story Share & Sketch @ High Point Community Center
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A FREE story-telling and art-making experience for people living with memory loss led by skilled facilitators. No experience necessary, all materials provided. Care partners welcome. Register by 3/27: Cayce (206) 615-0100, cayce.cheairs@seattle.gov

Dementia-Friendly Story Share & Sketch @ High Point Community Center
Thursdays, March 30-April 20th, 10 am–noon

Offered in partnership with the Senior Center of West Seattle and Silver Kite Community Arts

For more info: http://www.momentiaseattle.org/new-events/2017/3/30/new-story-share-sketch-west-seattle

West Seattle Chamber of Commerce April Luncheon: Crime Update & Education by SW Precinct @ The Kenney
Apr 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

WSCC April Luncheon: Crime Update & Education by SW  Precinct

Everyone is invited to join us at the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce April Luncheon!

Captain Pierre Davis of Seattle Police Department’s Southwest Precinct will update us on crime issues in our area.  He will also be introducing the new Crime Prevention Coordinator and acquaint us with Operations Lieutenant Ron Smith.

We have also requested that he address how we should react when specific problems do arise and preventive steps we might consider.  Education for employees and customers is also on the agenda.

Bring your questions for the Q&A period.  

Guests:
Captain Pierre Davis, SPD Southwest Precinct
Operations Lieutenant Ron Smith, Southwest Precinct
Jennifer Burbridge, Crime Prevention Coordinator, Southwest Precinct

Fees/Admission: Register prior to April 10, 2017 and receive $5 Discount
General Admission:  $40.00
WSCC Member Rate:  $30.00
(WSCC Member Rate applicable to all Member employees and their guests.)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

11:30am – 1:00pm @ The Kenney
More info and register: www.wschamber.com
Westside Neighbor’s Forum @ West Seattle YMCA
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
ATTEND A WESTSIDE NEIGHBORS FORUM
The goal of Westside Neighbors Network is to nurture a lively and engaged multigenerational community that celebrates and supports positive aging.

Be part of a discussion about living, socializing, aging and supporting each other in our Westside community.

 Come learn more about us and add your voice
to help shape the community we are working to create.

Thursday, April 13th: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
at the West Seattle YMCA

Additional April 22 Forum 9:30-11:30am

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

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

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

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

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

Apr
20
Thu
2017
Dementia-Friendly Story Share & Sketch @ High Point Community Center
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A FREE story-telling and art-making experience for people living with memory loss led by skilled facilitators. No experience necessary, all materials provided. Care partners welcome. Register by 3/27: Cayce (206) 615-0100, cayce.cheairs@seattle.gov

Dementia-Friendly Story Share & Sketch @ High Point Community Center
Thursdays, March 30-April 20th, 10 am–noon

Offered in partnership with the Senior Center of West Seattle and Silver Kite Community Arts

For more info: http://www.momentiaseattle.org/new-events/2017/3/30/new-story-share-sketch-west-seattle

Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

4th Annual Environmental Issues Slam @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The 2017 Environmental Issues Slam event is sponsored by the Washington Foundation for the Environment (WFFE).

The Slam is a great opportunity for middle and high school students to channel their passion and concern for a local environmental issue into a short, creative, multimedia presentation that will inspire others to take action.

Student teams or individuals present their environmental issue in front of a live audience in the spirit of a “slam” style performance which is characterized by a short (5 minutes) informative and entertaining presentation. The Slam is intended to educate both the community audience and the students themselves as they research and develop their presentation.

Participants:
Students in grades 6-12
Educators or youth leaders who work with middle or high school students and will bring a team to the Slam.

Participants compete for two prizes: a People’s Choice Award determined by audience vote and a Judge’s Choice Award determined by a panel of experts in environmental fields.

“I have participated in the Environmental Slam for the last three years, and each time has taught me something valuable and useful that I doubt I could have learned elsewhere. Through the many issues that I researched, compiled information on, and presented to the audience I began to develop a passion for social change, leadership and participation. At my last Slam, my projects (Students for Sustainable Slopes) even won, and I continue to work on it to this day. The Slam provided me with a launching board to promote development in my community and as a consequence has made me feel like I have begun to successfully contribute to society and my future.”
– former Explorer West Middle School Student, Makenzie White

April 20, 2017, 6pm
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

Apr
21
Fri
2017
Seattle Warrior’s Call: Healing Through Service @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

VeteransRespond and Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center are proud to present, “Seattle Warrior’s Call: Healing Through Service”, where attendees will be informed, inspired, energized and empowered to join the fight to protect our water, environment, people, and future generations of all species.

The event will feature brave warriors who are veterans of both the US Armed Services and of the Standing Rock Movement. Joseph George, an Air Force Veteran; Brandee Paisano, a US Navy Veteran and Laguna Pueblo Native; and Mark Sanderson, a US Army Veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart, will be among the powerful speakers telling their stories.

Opening ceremony and prayer will be led by members of the Duwamish Tribe, including Ken Workman, and Paul Wagner, with speaking from Raymond Kingfisher as well.

As sworn defenders of our country, the veterans of VeteransRespond felt called to support environmental rights, and Native Lands. That call to action has become a movement, a journey to ongoing community activism and worldwide healing. They are proud to share their personal journeys at this very special event.

Join for an Inspiring and Unforgettable Evening
Friday, April 21, 2017
Doors open at 7:00 PM.
Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
4705 Marginal Way SW

Admission is FREE and open to the public.

The space is wheelchair accessible.

About VeteransRespond:
VeteransRespond is a service organization founded in December 2016 by disabled Veterans who were part of the advance team at Standing Rock.  VeteransRespond works to organize and coordinate highly trained Veteran volunteers to provide relief and service work in environmental and man-made disaster sites all across the United States. The organization was born out of the Standing Rock movement, which saw more than 4,000 veterans mobilize to Camp Oceti in defense of the Water Protectors and those standing against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

DAPL, a 1,172-mile pipeline to transport crude oil across the Midwestern US, jeopardizes the drinking water of millions of Americans while simultaneously desecrating the sacred ground of the Lakota/Sioux nation. The veterans of VeteransRespond believe wholeheartedly that DAPL must be opposed in accordance with their oaths to protect America from enemies both foreign and domestic.

To learn more, visit VeteransRespond.org

Apr
22
Sat
2017
Westside Neighbors Network Forum @ West Seattle YMCA
Apr 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
ATTEND A WESTSIDE NEIGHBORS FORUM
The goal of Westside Neighbors Network is to nurture a lively and engaged multigenerational community that celebrates and supports positive aging.

Be part of a discussion about living, socializing, aging and supporting each other in our Westside community.

 Come learn more about us and add your voice
to help shape the community we are working to create.

Thursday, April 22th: 9:30pm to 11:30am
at the West Seattle YMCA

Apr
23
Sun
2017
Earth Day Storytelling 2017 – New Horizons @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FREE, all ages storytelling. Sunday April 23rd, 2 – 4pm at The Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

Celebrate our relationship to the natural world and each other with Paul Cheoketen Wagner, Tom Rawson, and Harvest Moon as they share their musical and storytelling gifts. Presented by the Seattle Storytellers Guild in cooperation with the Duwamish Tribe, and made possible by a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Stories are the language of the heart that speak to us in ways that long linger. Hear world class tellers share traditional and contemporary stories and music about our relationship to the natural world and each other.

STORYTELLERS

Paul Che oke ten Wagner is an internationally renowned native flute player and storyteller from the Vancouver Island Saanich tribe.

Tom Rawson is a storyteller and banjo player extraordinare from Seattle.

Harvest Moon is a storyteller and cultural ambassador of the Quinault tribe, will be delighting and inspiring us with their gifts.

James Rasmussen from the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition will also speak.

Volunteers are needed to help direct cars to overflow parking, usher, and assist in setting out the refreshments: if interested contact project coordinator at johnwasko@yahoo.com. Bring a friend! Don’t miss the fun!

For more information go to: seattlestorytellers.org or search “eventbrite earth day 2017 new horizons”.

Earth Day Storytelling 2017 – New Horizons @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FREE, all ages storytelling. Sunday April 23rd, 2 – 4pm at The Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

Celebrate our relationship to the natural world and each other with Paul Cheoketen Wagner, Tom Rawson, and Harvest Moon as they share their musical and storytelling gifts. Presented by the Seattle Storytellers Guild in cooperation with the Duwamish Tribe, and made possible by a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Stories are the language of the heart that speak to us in ways that long linger. Hear world class tellers share traditional and contemporary stories and music about our relationship to the natural world and each other.

STORYTELLERS

Paul Che oke ten Wagner is an internationally renowned native flute player and storyteller from the Vancouver Island Saanich tribe.

Tom Rawson is a storyteller and banjo player extraordinare from Seattle.

Harvest Moon is a storyteller and cultural ambassador of the Quinault tribe, will be delighting and inspiring us with their gifts.

James Rasmussen from the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition will also speak.

Volunteers are needed to help direct cars to overflow parking, usher, and assist in setting out the refreshments: if interested contact project coordinator at johnwasko@yahoo.com. Bring a friend! Don’t miss the fun!

For more information go to: seattlestorytellers.org or search “eventbrite earth day 2017 new horizons”.

Earth Day Storytelling 2017 – New Horizons @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FREE, all ages storytelling. Sunday April 23rd, 2 – 4pm at The Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

Celebrate our relationship to the natural world and each other with Paul Cheoketen Wagner, Tom Rawson, and Harvest Moon as they share their musical and storytelling gifts. Presented by the Seattle Storytellers Guild in cooperation with the Duwamish Tribe, and made possible by a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Stories are the language of the heart that speak to us in ways that long linger. Hear world class tellers share traditional and contemporary stories and music about our relationship to the natural world and each other.

STORYTELLERS

Paul Che oke ten Wagner is an internationally renowned native flute player and storyteller from the Vancouver Island Saanich tribe.

Tom Rawson is a storyteller and banjo player extraordinare from Seattle.

Harvest Moon is a storyteller and cultural ambassador of the Quinault tribe, will be delighting and inspiring us with their gifts.

James Rasmussen from the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition will also speak.

Volunteers are needed to help direct cars to overflow parking, usher, and assist in setting out the refreshments: if interested contact project coordinator at johnwasko@yahoo.com. Bring a friend! Don’t miss the fun!

For more information go to: seattlestorytellers.org or search “eventbrite earth day 2017 new horizons”.

Apr
24
Mon
2017
La Leche League: Free Breastfeeding Support Group @ Neighborhood House High Point
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join this group of new moms for mother-to-mother support. Free drop-in meetings are held every 4th Monday at Neighborhood House High Point in West Seattle.

For free breastfeeding help or information contact Betsy: (206) 932-9912; info@lllwa.org

All programs offered through the Family Center at Neighborhood House High Point are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend.

May
3
Wed
2017
“Sea Trials” Presentation at Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ West Seattle Senior Center
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Author, Wendy Hinman will be at the Kiwanis meeting, May 3, Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Senior Center, Nucor Room, 2nd Flr. She will be presenting “Sea Trials”, an adventure story about the Wilcox Family circumnavigating the globe.

West Seattle Kiwanis Club meets weekly on Wednesdays*, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm at The Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St, 2nd floor on the corner of California Ave SW and SW Oregon.

Members of the community who might be interested in joining Kiwanis are invited to attend a meeting, or contact us:
206-920-3900, westseattlekiwanis@live.com, or website here.

*Except as noted in the Kiwanis website calendar here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May
16
Tue
2017
Free class: DIY Curb Appeal @ Barnes & Noble
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

DIY Curb Appeal:

Making Good to Great!

Learn how to have the best-looking home and front yard on the block with an exterior that blends lasting character and curb appeal. Whether your looking to sell your home or just have a beautiful looking Home in the Pacific Northwest

with our experts from Century 21 teaching. Learn about:

Quick exterior Home Improvements       Outdoor lighting effects

Bold color options                                       Creating an amazing Yard on a budget

And much more…

May
18
Thu
2017
Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

West Seattle Timebank Gathering at White Center Library
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come out and join us!

West Seattle Timebank Member and Guest Gathering

Thursday – May 18th, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

White Center Library (different location)
1409 SW 107th Street

Guest Speaker: Rachael Glass, Hate Free Delridge

Refreshments provided

Learn how to write your profile, offers & requests too.

New member orientation: 6:00 pm-6:30 pm
Speaker: 7:00 pm-7:20 pm
Members & guest sharing: 7:30 pm-8:00 pm

If you are not already a member, find out more about us or  join the WS Timebank at: www.westseattletimebank.org

May
21
Sun
2017
Southwest Stories: Streetcar Suburbs – The Highland Park & Lake Burien Railroad @ Delridge Branch Library
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Southwest Stories: Streetcar Suburbs – The Highland Park & Lake Burien Railroad on Sunday,
May 21, 2017, Seattle Public Library, Delridge Branch, 2 – 3 p.m in the Meeting Room.

The history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula, and the birthplace of Seattle comes alive in this series of monthly presentations with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

Before paved roads and cars, rail was king! In 1912, the Highland Park and Lake Burien Railroad electric streetcar line opened large land tracks in southwest Seattle and King County. Mike Bergman (President, Tacoma Chapter, National Railway Historical Society) will share maps and historic photos that reveal the elevated structure approaching downtown Seattle, the “runaway track” from Highland Park to the Duwamish River, and the many freight spurs serving local businesses and industries.

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.

Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian,

May
22
Mon
2017
La Leche League: Free Breastfeeding Support Group @ Neighborhood House High Point
May 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join this group of new moms for mother-to-mother support. Free drop-in meetings are held every 4th Monday at Neighborhood House High Point in West Seattle.

For free breastfeeding help or information contact Betsy: (206) 932-9912; info@lllwa.org

All programs offered through the Family Center at Neighborhood House High Point are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend.

May
24
Wed
2017
The BIRDS+BEES with Amy Lang for parents of middle schoolers @ Madison Middle School Commons
May 24 @ 7:30 pm

Join the Madison PTSA for our Parent Education Presentation @ 7:30 pm
following the PTSA General Meeting @ 7pm

THE BIRDS+BEES with Amy Lang
For Parents of Middle Schoolers

The birds and the bees can be tough to talk about but with a little information, some careful thought and planning it’s possible to have comfortable and effective conversations that help your middle schooler make good decisions.

You will discover:

Know what they need to know about the birds and the bees by the time they start middle school
You’ll learn the #1 unavoidable fact about teen sexuality
Learn what typical middle schoolers are up to in the sexuality department
Discover the key to getting them to listen to you when you talk about these issues.

About Amy Lang, MA
Since 2005, award-winning parenting expert, speaker and author Amy Lang, MA, has been helping parents of all beliefs turn conversations they dread into a regular (and fun) part of their family lives. Contact Amy here or BirdsAndBeesAndKids.com

PTSA General Meeting @ 7pm

The PTSA will hold a 25 minute business meeting, where members will vote on next year’s officers and interim budget, and hear updates. If you have any questions about the meeting or an agenda item, please contact Vikas Luthra at president@madisonptsa.com.

Wednesday, May 24
Madison Middle School Commons

May
27
Sat
2017
Duwamish River: the Last 15,000 Years @ Duwamish Longhouse
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Duwamish River: the Last 15,000 Years

Geologist Devin O’Reilly shares how glaciers, volcanoes, earthquakes & humans have shaped the river. Take a journey from ice sheets to industry, from salmon habitat to Superfund site, and ponder the future of the Duwamish River Valley. Free admission/parking. Co-Sponsored by the Seattle Parks Volunteer Naturalist Program. Free Longhouse programming is supported by 4Culture.

Participants receive a Green-Duwamish Watershed map that includes information about parks and public access sites, habitat restoration, history, public art, and the pollution and cleanup of the river—with helpful tips on reducing household toxins.

May 27, 2017 from 1-3 pm at the Duwamish Longhouse. Free!

WHERE:
Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 981
206-431-1582

Jun
2
Fri
2017
Book talk: Author Claudia Rowe and ‘The Spider and the Fly’ @ Barnes & Noble
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm

Words, Writers & West Seattle’ presents a talk by local author Claudia Rowe on her book,The Spider and the Fly: a Reporter, a Serial Killer and the Meaning of Murder” at Barnes & Noble bookstore.

West Seattle author and Seattle Times’ staff writer, Claudia Rowe shares her work of literary true crime in a combination of memoir and psychological suspense. The Spider and the Fly focuses on Rowe as a young journalist navigating her unusual connection with a convicted serial killer and exploring the community from which he emerged, including the reasons that the disappearances of his female victims went ignored for so long

“The Spider and the Fly” encompasses Rowe’s search to understand cruelty and the compromises inherent to journalism.   A print journalist for more than two decades, Rowe looks at the correspondence she initiated as a much younger reporter with a multiple murderer and the ways relationships forever change our lives.

This free book-talk will be the 43rd installment of Words, Writers & West Seattle, the ‘First Friday’ series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. It will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, June 2nd, 2017, at Barnes & Noble/ Westwood Village.

A New York City native, Claudia discovered she was happier living in the country after attending college in Vermont. The story at the heart of The Spider and the Fly landed in her lap while she was living in New York’s Hudson Valley region. She had been stringing for The New York Times, covering everything from cult-esque religious settlements to new restaurants, when she learned about women who’d been “missing” — some of them for two years. The winner of numerous national journalism awards, Rowe lives in West Seattle and currently covers education for The Seattle Times.

“Words, Writers & West Seattle’s” next First Friday book-talk is scheduled for July 7th and will feature Sonja and Jeff Anderson and their book, Mount Rainier’s Historic Inns and Lodges (May, 2017). For videos on these and other authors’ presentations, visit: www.loghousemuseum. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, Words, Writers & West Seattle by phone at 206-290-8315 or by e-mail at Dora-Faye@comcast.net.

Book talk: Author Claudia Rowe and ‘The Spider and the Fly’ @ Barnes & Noble
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm

Words, Writers & West Seattle’ presents a talk by local author Claudia Rowe on her book,The Spider and the Fly: a Reporter, a Serial Killer and the Meaning of Murder” at Barnes & Noble bookstore.

West Seattle author and Seattle Times’ staff writer, Claudia Rowe shares her work of literary true crime in a combination of memoir and psychological suspense. The Spider and the Fly focuses on Rowe as a young journalist navigating her unusual connection with a convicted serial killer and exploring the community from which he emerged, including the reasons that the disappearances of his female victims went ignored for so long

“The Spider and the Fly” encompasses Rowe’s search to understand cruelty and the compromises inherent to journalism.   A print journalist for more than two decades, Rowe looks at the correspondence she initiated as a much younger reporter with a multiple murderer and the ways relationships forever change our lives.

This free book-talk will be the 43rd installment of Words, Writers & West Seattle, the ‘First Friday’ series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. It will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, June 2nd, 2017, at Barnes & Noble/ Westwood Village.

A New York City native, Claudia discovered she was happier living in the country after attending college in Vermont. The story at the heart of The Spider and the Fly landed in her lap while she was living in New York’s Hudson Valley region. She had been stringing for The New York Times, covering everything from cult-esque religious settlements to new restaurants, when she learned about women who’d been “missing” — some of them for two years. The winner of numerous national journalism awards, Rowe lives in West Seattle and currently covers education for The Seattle Times.

“Words, Writers & West Seattle’s” next First Friday book-talk is scheduled for July 7th and will feature Sonja and Jeff Anderson and their book, Mount Rainier’s Historic Inns and Lodges (May, 2017). For videos on these and other authors’ presentations, visit: www.loghousemuseum. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, Words, Writers & West Seattle by phone at 206-290-8315 or by e-mail at Dora-Faye@comcast.net.

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

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

More details can be found here.

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

Jun
7
Wed
2017
Hot Topics for Seniors @ Southwest Branch Library
Jun 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Hot Topics for Seniors @ the Southwest Branch Library
Check SPL’s Southwest Branch Calendar for more on this month’s topic.

October 4: Protecting Your Privacy
November 1: Getting your Voice Heard
December 6: Sharing Humor
January 3, 2018: Poetry with Claudia Castro Luna

Meet at noon for 1 to 1.5 hours.

A brown bag lunch discussion group committed to understanding issues of importance to current and future seniors.

Join Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) and the Southwest Branch as we create a place for the discussion of current national, state and local issues.
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.
Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun
15
Thu
2017
Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

Jun
22
Thu
2017
ECHO Program Presentation: Reducing shipping’s impact on Salish Sea whales @ Dakota Park Place Building
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun
26
Mon
2017
La Leche League: Free Breastfeeding Support Group @ Neighborhood House High Point
Jun 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join this group of new moms for mother-to-mother support. Free drop-in meetings are held every 4th Monday at Neighborhood House High Point in West Seattle.

For free breastfeeding help or information contact Betsy: (206) 932-9912; info@lllwa.org

All programs offered through the Family Center at Neighborhood House High Point are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend.

Jun
27
Tue
2017
Toddler Story Time @ WS Library
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the West Seattle Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Tuesday mornings.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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.

Jun
28
Wed
2017
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Update @ Mount St Vincent
Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Update
Wednesday June 28,  4 – 5:30 p.m.
Providence Mount St Vincent, Pigott Chapel
4831 35th Ave SW

Join Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD to learn about current research into prevention or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Rhoads is the primary neuropsychologist for the UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center, and specializes in the evaluation and treatment of dementia and neurodegenerative disorders.

Dr. Rhoads’ presentation will be complemented by the public launch of a short dementia awareness video completed by a group of West Seattle advocates with memory loss.

More info: Marigrace Becker, 206-744-2017, mbecker1@uw.edu

Jul
5
Wed
2017
Hot Topics for Seniors @ Southwest Branch Library
Jul 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Hot Topics for Seniors @ the Southwest Branch Library
Check SPL’s Southwest Branch Calendar for more on this month’s topic.

October 4: Protecting Your Privacy
November 1: Getting your Voice Heard
December 6: Sharing Humor
January 3, 2018: Poetry with Claudia Castro Luna

Meet at noon for 1 to 1.5 hours.

A brown bag lunch discussion group committed to understanding issues of importance to current and future seniors.

Join Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) and the Southwest Branch as we create a place for the discussion of current national, state and local issues.
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.
Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

Jul
7
Fri
2017
‘Mount Rainier’s Historic Inns and Lodges’ book talk @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From the Log House Museum:

“Mount Rainier’s Historic Inns and Lodges” Presented by Local Authors Jeff and Sonja Anderson July 7th at Barnes & Noble

In time for the 100th Anniversary of Mt. Rainier’s Paradise Inn, “Words, Writers & West Seattle” hosts Jeff and Sonja Anderson in Mount Rainier’s Historic Inns and Lodges (Arcadia Publishing, May 2017), their detailed sharing of the oldest public buildings on the mountain.Visitors today might be surprised to know that many inns, rental cabins, bathhouses, and other buildings have come and gone, leaving some areas more pristine now than for much of the park’s history. The Inn sits against the panoramic backdrop of Mount Rainier, with views of the nearby Nisqually Glacier.

Sonja Anderson (the Sophie Topfeather books) teamed with her husband Jeff to produce this illustrated history of the accommodations on Mt. Rainier, from tent “hotels” to more elaborate inns for visitors to the national park. Many of those buildings are long gone, but they live again in this historical accounting. Early visitors rode pack horses or hiked miles to tent “hotels” at Theosophy Ridge, Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground, and Ohanapecosh.

This free book-talk will be the 44th installment of Words, Writers & West Seattle, the ‘First Friday’ series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. It will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, July 7th, 2017, at Barnes & Noble/ Westwood Village.

Jeff and Sonja Anderson discovered the interesting historical images of the park while on a family trip to Paradise Inn and wanted to know more. They culled the extensive collection of images at Mount Rainier National Park Archives to present their story of change and preservation. Jeff and Sonja live in Shorewood, where she teaches and they have two daughters.

“Words, Writers & West Seattle’s” next First Friday book-talk is scheduled for August 4th and will feature Jenny D. Williams and her novel The Atlas of Forgotten Places (St. Martin’s Press, May 2017), is part political thriller, part love story about two women from different worlds, Africa and Germany.

For videos on these and other authors’ presentations, visit: www.loghousemuseum. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, Words, Writers & West Seattle by phone at 206-290-8315 or by e-mail at Dora-Faye@comcast.net.

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

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

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

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

Jul
11
Tue
2017
Toddler Story Time @ WS Library
Jul 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the West Seattle Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Tuesday mornings.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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.

Conversation & Film on Gender Discrimination @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm

Conversation & Film on Gender Discrimination presented by Southwest Youth and Family Services in partnership with Kent Youth and Family Services. July 11, 2017 @ 6 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW.

Join SWYFS for a conversation and film on gender discrimination, July 11, 2017 @ 6 pm.

We have all seen discrimination in many forms in our lives and our communities, and discrimination based on gender occurs daily in countless situations and circumstances. While there have been significant steps forward on gender equity, there is still a desperate need for more work to be done. We would like to invite you to be a part of our discussion about gender discrimination as it exists in our community, watch a film highlighting an example from our own history and work together to create a better path through it for ourselves, our neighbors and our future generation. On Tuesday, July 11 (6pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle), students and staff from SWYFS will facilitate a discussion surrounding the film “Anita” and give you the opportunity to learn a bit more about programming at SWYFS, as well as an opportunity to support and get involved with our efforts.

This event is the first of two community conversations, in partnership with Kent Youth and Family Services. The second event will be held in Kent on August 9 and will discuss human trafficking. The registration link below will allow you to register for one or both events (free admission). A light dinner and drinks will be served. We ask you to come with an open mind and your thoughts on addressing these issues in our communities.

Thank you for your commitment to equity for all in our community. We look forward to this discussion with you.
Register for the Next Up Series on July 11 here.

Jul
13
Thu
2017
West Seattle Chamber July luncheon: Cyber Security, Protect Your Business @ The Kenney
Jul 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

West Seattle Chamber of Commerce July Luncheon – “Cyber Security, Protect Your Business”.
Date: July 13, 2017, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.
Location: The Kenney, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW, 98136

Cyber Security, Malware, Phishing, Ransomware we hear these words in the news every day, but what exactly do they mean and how do you protect your business? Join the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce at our Monthly Luncheon to discuss how your business will be impacted by today’s tech and what steps you can take.

Admission is $40.00. Register before July 10th to receive a $5 discount.
WSCC Members login to the members center to receive your Members Discount.
To Register or for more information visit www.wschamber.com/events.
Questions? Contact info@wschamber.com

Jul
18
Tue
2017
Toddler Story Time @ WS Library
Jul 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the West Seattle Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Tuesday mornings.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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
20
Thu
2017
Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul
23
Sun
2017
‘Madame Butterfly’ Opera Preview @ West Seattle Library
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm

Seattle Opera Preview / lecture “Madame Butterfly” on July 23rd, 2 pm.

Join Norm Hollingshead for an entertaining preview lecture on Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly.”Puccini’s timeless classic enchants with glorious music of unparalleled passion and pathos. The elegant narrative recounts the whirlwind romance between a reckless American naval officer and a trusting geisha. Bound by tradition and honor, she alone must face the tragic aftermath when left abandoned.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. West Seattle Branch, 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian.

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

Aug
1
Tue
2017
Toddler Story Time @ WS Library
Aug 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the West Seattle Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Tuesday mornings.

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

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
2
Wed
2017
Preschool Firefighter Story Time & Engine Exploration (ASL friendly) @ WS Branch Library
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Preschool Firefighter Story Time:
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 at the West Seattle Branch Library from 10:30 – 11:30 am, and
Thursday, Aug. 10, from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at the High Point Branch.

Firefighters, dressed in full bunking gear will read fire safety stories to preschoolers.
After the story reading, firefighters will help children explore a fire engine or ladder truck.
An ASL interpreter will be present.
Sponsoring Organizations:Seattle Fire Department; Seattle Public Library
Seattle Public Library West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Avenue SW.

Aug
3
Thu
2017
Bee Story Time at the West Seattle Bee Garden @ High Point Commons Park
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bee Story Time! At the West Seattle Bee Garden on Thursday, August 3, 2017, 11 am – noon.

Non-Library Location: High Point Commons Park, SW Graham St. & 32nd Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98126.

It is story time with Miss Nathalie at the West Seattle Bee Garden! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories and songs about bees.

Story time will be followed by a honey bee talk and demonstration by a hive caretaker.

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

Contact: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian.

Note: Puget Sound Beekeepers 3rd annual Kids’ Day will be August 19, 2017.

Aug
8
Tue
2017
Toddler Story Time @ WS Library
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the West Seattle Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Tuesday mornings.

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

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
10
Thu
2017
Preschool Firefighter Story Time & Engine Exploration (ASL friendly) @ High Point Library
Aug 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Preschool Firefighter Story Time, Thursday, Aug. 10, from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at the High Point Library Branch.

Firefighters, dressed in full bunking gear will read fire safety stories to preschoolers.
After the story reading, firefighters will help children explore a fire engine or ladder truck.
An ASL interpreter will be present.
Sponsoring Organizations:Seattle Fire Department; Seattle Public Library
Seattle Public Library West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Avenue SW.

Aug
12
Sat
2017
Family Story Time @ West Seattle library @ West Seattle (Admiral) Branch Library
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

It’s Family Story time @ West Seattle Branch Library on Saturday Aug 12 and Sept 9, 2017.
SPL Story Times are led by librarians who build early literacy skills through stories, songs, and finger plays.
Family Story Time suggested ages: children 1-5 years.
West Seattle Branch or 206-684-7444.

Aug
14
Mon
2017
Eclipse Story Time @ High Point Branch
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Eclipse Story Time Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, 6:30 – 7 pm @ High Point Branch Library.

It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring children of all ages to enjoy stories and activities that will teach us about the upcoming total solar eclipse.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
More Children’s Programs: www.spl.org…
High Point Branch, 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian.

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

Aug
15
Tue
2017
Toddler Story Time @ WS Library
Aug 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the West Seattle Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Tuesday mornings.

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

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
16
Wed
2017
Preschool story time @ WS Library @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s preschool story time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 3 – 5.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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.

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

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

Kid-friendly park walk with guidebook author Linnea Westerlind

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

Aug
17
Thu
2017
Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

Aug
19
Sat
2017
Friends Of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks 2017 Walking Tours: Hiawatha Playfield @ Hiawatha Playfield
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Friends Of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks 2017 Walking Tours will be offering a tour of West Seattle’s Hiawatha Playfield, August 19, 2017 beginning at 10am. The tour is free and open to all ages.

SEATTLE—The Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks (FSOP) has announced its summer walking tour schedule. The tours take place on the third Saturday of each month, from May to September, beginning at 10:00 a.m. They are free and open to the public, appropriate for all ages, and last approximately two hours. Tour guides will share the history of the Olmsted Brothers park and boulevard system and of the park being toured.
This year, FSOP has chosen to tour four parks that play very different roles in the overall system. On June 17th, a tour of Jefferson Park will explore how Olmsted designed that landscape to take advantage of the sweeping views across the city and Puget Sound and how its 2012 redesign incorporated Olmsted’s intentions for the park. On July 15th, the tour will circle Green Lake Park, which was originally designed as a parkway encircling the lake. On August 19th, the tour of Hiawatha Playfield will explore Seattle’s first sports-oriented park. Finally on September 16th, a tour of Washington Park Arboretum will investigate the multi-layered influences of the Olmsted Brothers and others on the park, including the design for Lake Washington Boulevard and the original plan for the arboretum.
It is a year of tours that will illustrate the incredible richness and diversity of our historical park and boulevard system. Tour guides will share photographs, plans, and other images that show how the landscapes embody Olmsted design principals and how the parks have changed over time as the city has grown and the neighborhoods have developed.
FSOP is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving Seattle’s unique Olmsted landscape heritage and raising awareness of the Olmsted philosophy of providing open space for all people. More information about Seattle’s Olmsted parks and boulevards can be found at www.seattleolmsted.org. Email friends@seattleolmsted.org for more information about the tours or other activities.
Tour Details:
June 17 – Jefferson Park – Meet at Jefferson Community Center (south side entrance).
July 15 – Green Lake Park – Meet at Green Lake Community Center (entrance at northeast corner).
August 19 – Hiawatha Playfield – Meet on west side of Hiawatha Community Center.
September 16 – Washington Park Arboretum – Meet at Graham Visitor Center.
*This is the FSOP annual meeting, please join us for potluck lunch after the tour.

Aug
20
Sun
2017
Southwest Stories Series: ‘Alki Bicycle History’ @ West Seattle Branch Library
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

“Southwest Stories” is a monthly History Series At The Seattle Public Library.

Join The Seattle Public Library for a monthly lecture series featuring presentations on the history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula and the birthplace of Seattle. This series is co-sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. August event:
Join Alki Bike & Board’s Stu Hennessey to hear about “Alki Bicycle History” from 2:00 to 3:30 pm on Sunday, Aug. 20 at the West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. SW.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Free parking is available.

For more information, call the Library at 206-684-7444. or Ask A Librarian.

Aug
21
Mon
2017
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party (all ages) @ High Point Library @ High Point Library
Aug 21 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30 am. Meet outside the High Point Library by 8:30 am. Event lasts until 11:30 am.

Join friends and neighbors as we witness the celestial event of the century!
Learn how to view the eclipse safely, make a simple projection viewer, and track the changes in the sun’s appearance. Free eclipse glasses will also be available, while supplies last. All ages welcome.
NOTE: Event will be cancelled in the event of cloudy skies or rain.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
High Point Branch, 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian.
Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party (all ages, ESL, LEAP) @ South Park Community Center
Aug 21 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at South Park Community Center (non-Library location) Monday, August 21, 2017, 8:30 – 11:30 am.
Audience: Children, Teens, Adults,

Join your friends and neighbors as we witness the celestial event of the century!

Learn how to view the eclipse safely, make a simple projection viewer, and track the changes in the sun’s appearance. Free eclipse glasses will also be available while supplies last. All ages welcome.

NOTE: In the event of cloudy or rainy weather, viewing party will be canceled.

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

More info: South Park Branch, 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian.

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

Aug
22
Tue
2017
FIRST LOOK with Mathew Wright:’The Who & The What’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm

FIRST LOOK with Mathew Wright
Performances September 7 – October 1, 2017
Tuesday, August 22 at 7:30 pm : “FIRST LOOK: THE WHO & THE WHAT”

Join us Tuesday, August 22 at 7:30pm for a free event that takes you inside the creative process for “FIRST LOOK: THE WHO & THE WHAT”, the first of the 2017-2018 Season. An audience favorite, engage directly with the artists behind the production.

Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gulf between her modern life and her traditional heritage. But when her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they are all forced to confront the beliefs that define them. From Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Disgraced, THE WHO AND THE WHAT is a thrillingly fierce and funny new play about identity, religion and the contradictions that make us who we are.

Co-produced with Pratidhwani
Directed by Samip Raval

GET TICKETS TO FIRST LOOK

“The Who & The What” opens Thursday, September 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm, with
a preview on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm.

Aug
24
Thu
2017
Buddhism 101 @ White Center Library
Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

What: Buddhism 101
Hosted by: Soka Gakkai International-USA • Southwest King Chapter
When: Thursday August 24, 2017 • 6:30-7:30pm
Where: White Center Library • 1409 S 107th St, Seattle 98146
Cost: Free & Open to the public

Do you believe in lasting happiness? More than 2500 years ago the Buddha taught that every human being is born with the ability to become happy. Nichiren Buddhism teaches that you can establish a state of profound happiness while contributing to peace in your community. Please join us for this free and informal introduction to the basics of Buddhist practice.

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

Guided trail walk in West Seattle

Saturday, August 26th, 9 am

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

West Seattle Parks walking tour with author Linnea Westerlind
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, Aug 26, 10 AM at Lincoln Park

West Seattle Parks walking tour with guidebook author Linnea Westerlind

Come along on a tour of several of West Seattle’s best parks with Linnea Westerlind, author of Discovering Seattle Parks. Enjoy a scenic walk and hear some history and interesting facts about some of the neighborhood’s best parks. Walk will be approximately 3-4 miles and take 1.5-2 hours. Meet at the north parking lot at Lincoln Park. 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW.

Sep
5
Tue
2017
Toddler Story Time @ WS Library
Sep 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the West Seattle Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Tuesday mornings.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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
6
Wed
2017
Preschool story time @ WS Library @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Sep 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s preschool story time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 3 – 5.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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.

Hot Topics for Seniors @ Southwest Branch Library
Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Hot Topics for Seniors @ the Southwest Branch Library
Check SPL’s Southwest Branch Calendar for more on this month’s topic.

October 4: Protecting Your Privacy
November 1: Getting your Voice Heard
December 6: Sharing Humor
January 3, 2018: Poetry with Claudia Castro Luna

Meet at noon for 1 to 1.5 hours.

A brown bag lunch discussion group committed to understanding issues of importance to current and future seniors.

Join Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) and the Southwest Branch as we create a place for the discussion of current national, state and local issues.
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.
Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

Sep
9
Sat
2017
GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grace Church, in West Seattle, will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those that have lost a loved one by death.

The group meets Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 10323 28th Ave. SW. You are free to join at any time. A one time $15 charge will cover the cost of your workbook. Classes begin September 9th and end December 2. For more information, please contact Grace Church at 206-937-8400 or Barb at 206-932-7459.

Family Story Time @ West Seattle library @ West Seattle (Admiral) Branch Library
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

It’s Family Story time @ West Seattle Branch Library on Saturday Aug 12 and Sept 9, 2017.
SPL Story Times are led by librarians who build early literacy skills through stories, songs, and finger plays.
Family Story Time suggested ages: children 1-5 years.
West Seattle Branch or 206-684-7444.

Sep
12
Tue
2017
Toddler Story Time @ WS Library
Sep 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the West Seattle Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Tuesday mornings.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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
13
Wed
2017
Preschool story time @ WS Library @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Sep 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s preschool story time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 3 – 5.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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
16
Sat
2017
GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grace Church, in West Seattle, will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those that have lost a loved one by death.

The group meets Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 10323 28th Ave. SW. You are free to join at any time. A one time $15 charge will cover the cost of your workbook. Classes begin September 9th and end December 2. For more information, please contact Grace Church at 206-937-8400 or Barb at 206-932-7459.

Sep
17
Sun
2017
Southwest Stories: South Park, from Farm to Factory @ South Park Library @ South Park Library
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Southwest Stories: South Park, from Farm to Factory
Sunday, September 17, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
South Park Library.

Join South Park resident and author Anna Marti for a lively discussion of this vibrant neighborhood’s unique history, from fishing camps to fertile farmland to today’s distinctive industrial/residential mix. Situated on the Duwamish River, South Park has a rich tradition of farming and industry. It was along these banks that the Duwamish tribe set up fishing camps and grew crops, a practice that continued with generations of farmers who were drawn to the fertile land. With the first land claim in 1851, South Park became home to some of Seattle’s original settlers. Today, its diverse history makes it one of the few Seattle neighborhoods to have both industrial and residential land zones coexisting in the same area.

Anna Marti is a 5th generation Seattlelite who has lived in the South Park Neighborhood for 20 years. She collaborated on a book about the South Park neighborhood in 2006. She continues to find opportunities to celebrate South Park history and the Duwamish River while working to balance the needs of a growing city and the need to restore the Duwamish River.

This program is co-sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and The Seattle Public Library. The program is free, and all are welcome.

Sep
19
Tue
2017
Toddler Story Time @ WS Library
Sep 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the West Seattle Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Tuesday mornings.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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
20
Wed
2017
Preschool story time @ WS Library @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s preschool story time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 3 – 5.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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
21
Thu
2017
Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

Sep
23
Sat
2017
GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grace Church, in West Seattle, will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those that have lost a loved one by death.

The group meets Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 10323 28th Ave. SW. You are free to join at any time. A one time $15 charge will cover the cost of your workbook. Classes begin September 9th and end December 2. For more information, please contact Grace Church at 206-937-8400 or Barb at 206-932-7459.

Sep
26
Tue
2017
Toddler Story Time @ WS Library
Sep 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the West Seattle Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Tuesday mornings.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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
27
Wed
2017
Preschool story time @ WS Library @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s preschool story time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 3 – 5.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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
30
Sat
2017
GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grace Church, in West Seattle, will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those that have lost a loved one by death.

The group meets Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 10323 28th Ave. SW. You are free to join at any time. A one time $15 charge will cover the cost of your workbook. Classes begin September 9th and end December 2. For more information, please contact Grace Church at 206-937-8400 or Barb at 206-932-7459.

Oct
4
Wed
2017
Hot Topics for Seniors @ Southwest Branch Library
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Hot Topics for Seniors @ the Southwest Branch Library
Check SPL’s Southwest Branch Calendar for more on this month’s topic.

October 4: Protecting Your Privacy
November 1: Getting your Voice Heard
December 6: Sharing Humor
January 3, 2018: Poetry with Claudia Castro Luna

Meet at noon for 1 to 1.5 hours.

A brown bag lunch discussion group committed to understanding issues of importance to current and future seniors.

Join Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) and the Southwest Branch as we create a place for the discussion of current national, state and local issues.
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.
Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

Oct
6
Fri
2017
Words, Writers & West Seattle series: ‘How The West Was Juan’ @ Barnes & Noble
Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Dean/Attorney/Author Steven Bender presents “How The West Was Juan”, Oct. 6th @ 5:00 pm at Barnes & Noble Westwood Village for Words, Writers & West Seattle.

West Seattle author Steven W. Bender is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Planning and Strategic Initiatives at Seattle University School of Law. He writes about the policies and issues involving Mexican–Americans and all of us. He’s also known to be somewhat obsessed with deconstructing popular culture messages about the lives and experiences of Latinos because he’s seen a lot of negative stereotypes. His latest book, “How The West Was Juan: Reimagining the U.S.-Mexico Border”, was just published in July, 2017.

This is a free book-talk event by ‘Words, Writers & West Seattle’ of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

As the author of “Mea Culpa: Lessons on Law and Regret from U.S. History” (NYU Press 2015), Bender is a former presenter for “Words, Writers & West Seattle”; he also wrote “Run for the Border: Vice and Virtue in U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings,” (NYU Press 2012); “Greasers and Gringos: Latinos, Law, and the American Imagination, ” (NYU Press 2005) and several other books on culture, politics, migration, history, and law.

Dean Bender is a national academic leader on immigration law and policy, as well as an expert in real estate law. Among his honors, the Minority Groups Section of the Association of American Law Schools presented him with the C. Clyde Ferguson, Jr., Award, a prestigious national award recognizing scholarly reputation, mentoring of junior faculty, and teaching excellence.

Born to a Mexican American mother in East Los Angeles, Bender’s culture and upbringing in a Mexican American household informs his writing and passion for legal reform. An avid reader as a youth, he read over 400 adult-level bestsellers and classics each year from 7th grade through high school. An equally avid fan of popular culture, and a critic of its shortcomings, Bender infuses his writings with a connection to pop culture, while trying to instill timeless values of respect and human dignity for all people.

How the West Was Juan creatively approaches the current political stalemate over restrictive v. compassionate border policy by imagining a different U.S.-Mexico border. It has been referred to as “A Pandora’s box” opened in the hands of a master of law, cultural studies as well as history. Playful, yet historically and legally researched, Bender’s new book sets the boundaries of a new territory for the physical, psychological, moral, and spiritual borders of our country, as well as analyzing the accuracy of our traditional history books. Bender entertains with his kneading of geographical facts with history and current events. (quotes from Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs).

For videos on this and other authors’ presentations, visit: www.loghousemuseum.info/events/words-writers-and-west-seattle. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, Words, Writers & West Seattle by phone at 206-290-8315 or by e-mail at Dora-Faye@comcast.net.

“Words, Writers & West Seattle’s next First Friday book-talk is scheduled for 5PM, November 3rd at Barnes & Noble/Westwood and will feature a former presenter, Molly Ringle, and her new paranormal romance book, “The Goblins of Bellwater” (Central Avenue Publishing, 2017).

Oct
7
Sat
2017
‘Art Interruptions’ Walking Tour @ Cottage Grove Park
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Feet First to tour some of the Delridge “art interruptions” – details here.

GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grace Church, in West Seattle, will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those that have lost a loved one by death.

The group meets Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 10323 28th Ave. SW. You are free to join at any time. A one time $15 charge will cover the cost of your workbook. Classes begin September 9th and end December 2. For more information, please contact Grace Church at 206-937-8400 or Barb at 206-932-7459.

Oct
14
Sat
2017
GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grace Church, in West Seattle, will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those that have lost a loved one by death.

The group meets Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 10323 28th Ave. SW. You are free to join at any time. A one time $15 charge will cover the cost of your workbook. Classes begin September 9th and end December 2. For more information, please contact Grace Church at 206-937-8400 or Barb at 206-932-7459.

Oct
19
Thu
2017
Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

Oct
21
Sat
2017
GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grace Church, in West Seattle, will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those that have lost a loved one by death.

The group meets Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 10323 28th Ave. SW. You are free to join at any time. A one time $15 charge will cover the cost of your workbook. Classes begin September 9th and end December 2. For more information, please contact Grace Church at 206-937-8400 or Barb at 206-932-7459.

Oct
24
Tue
2017
Halloween Story Time and Costume Swap @ Delridge Library
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Families are invited to join children’s librarian Miss Bea for Halloween stories and fun plus a costume swap! Bring Halloween costumes and accessories your children have outgrown and swap them for others that are new to you. Please bring only items that are in good condition and are appropriate for children. For families and children ages 6 and under.

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. @ Delridge Library

Oct
28
Sat
2017
Guided hike on West Duwamish Greenbelt trails
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Guided hike
Saturday, October 28th, 9:00-10:30 am

Learn about lesser-known West Seattle trails in the West Duwamish greenbelt, the largest urban forest in Seattle! Everyone and all ages are welcome. Parts of the trails are graveled and well-constructed; other parts are not formally maintained, so come prepared for possible muddy patches. This interesting hike is an approximately 3 mile loop that will take about 90 minutes to complete. The trailhead is across from Pioneer Industries on the north side of Highland Park Way SW, just 100 feet west (uphill) from its junction with West Marginal Way SW. Sponsored by West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails: wdgtrails.wordpress.com

GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grace Church, in West Seattle, will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those that have lost a loved one by death.

The group meets Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 10323 28th Ave. SW. You are free to join at any time. A one time $15 charge will cover the cost of your workbook. Classes begin September 9th and end December 2. For more information, please contact Grace Church at 206-937-8400 or Barb at 206-932-7459.

Nov
1
Wed
2017
Hot Topics for Seniors @ Southwest Branch Library
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Hot Topics for Seniors @ the Southwest Branch Library
Check SPL’s Southwest Branch Calendar for more on this month’s topic.

October 4: Protecting Your Privacy
November 1: Getting your Voice Heard
December 6: Sharing Humor
January 3, 2018: Poetry with Claudia Castro Luna

Meet at noon for 1 to 1.5 hours.

A brown bag lunch discussion group committed to understanding issues of importance to current and future seniors.

Join Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) and the Southwest Branch as we create a place for the discussion of current national, state and local issues.
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.
Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

Nov
2
Thu
2017
Construction Story Time @ High Point Library
Nov 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

November 2: Construction Story Time, 11:30 am

It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories and activities with guest construction workers from a nearby construction site.

Nov
4
Sat
2017
GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grace Church, in West Seattle, will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those that have lost a loved one by death.

The group meets Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 10323 28th Ave. SW. You are free to join at any time. A one time $15 charge will cover the cost of your workbook. Classes begin September 9th and end December 2. For more information, please contact Grace Church at 206-937-8400 or Barb at 206-932-7459.

Nov
5
Sun
2017
Longfellow Creek celebration
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From Seattle Parks:

Many community members, from organizations to individuals, work hard to keep Longfellow Creek healthy and accessible. Twenty-five years ago, two community plans laid out a vision for improved access to Longfellow creek. The Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail was developed by neighbors in partnership with government, businesses, non-profits, and schools. Formal tours and stewardship opportunities—like planting trees and monitoring water quality and salmon—provide hands-on connections to the Creek. Many schools in the area participate in arts, environmental education, and other programs along the Creek.

Longfellow Creek is a natural link among communities throughout Delridge, High Point, and Westwood neighborhoods. While many consider it a natural wonder, the Creek’s benefit to people, plants, and animals can be hidden from view. To bring light to Longfellow Creek’s contributions, the City of Seattle and community partners are hosting a celebration of the creek and we want you to join!

Celebrate 25+ years at the Creek

Bring your neighbors, friends, and family to celebrate over 25 years of community engagement with Longfellow Creek on November 5, 2017. The fun will kick off at the corner of 28th Ave SW and SW Dakota St* and run from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. All ages are encouraged to come participate in activities like exploring the Dragonfly Pavilion and Salmon Bone Bridge, caring for garden beds, creating a postcard inspired by Longfellow Creek, looking inside a salmon, and enjoying guided nature walks.

Please RSVP at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LongfellowCreek
Questions? Email Sheryl.Shapiro@Seattle.gov or call (206) 615-1443.
*In case of heavy rain, the celebration will be relocated to the Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106).

Dragonfly Pavilion and Salmon Bone Bridge

Let your imagination soar when you see the giant salmon bones and 16-foot-tall dragonfly—two copper sculptures on the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail.

Postcards from the Creek

Meet your creek is an art project by Vaughn Bell, an artist who lives in the creek watershed. Create unique, hand-made postcards based on your observations and understanding of Longfellow Creek. You will get the chance to mail the postcard to a friend or loved one, or to donate it to the postcard archive which may be displayed in the community. Images of the postcards will be shared online at the Meet Your Creek blog.

Salmon: Look inside

You may know how a fish swims, but do you know how it eats, breathes, and reproduces? You’ll discover the swimming, eating, breathing, and reproducing systems—and you can touch them (if you want to)!

Nature Walk

Local naturalists will guide you through the park and open spaces on a flat, wide trail. See and learn about the creek, salmon, and the wide variety of plants and their historical uses.

Nov
11
Sat
2017
GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grace Church, in West Seattle, will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those that have lost a loved one by death.

The group meets Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 10323 28th Ave. SW. You are free to join at any time. A one time $15 charge will cover the cost of your workbook. Classes begin September 9th and end December 2. For more information, please contact Grace Church at 206-937-8400 or Barb at 206-932-7459.

Nov
16
Thu
2017
Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

Nov
18
Sat
2017
GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grace Church, in West Seattle, will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those that have lost a loved one by death.

The group meets Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 10323 28th Ave. SW. You are free to join at any time. A one time $15 charge will cover the cost of your workbook. Classes begin September 9th and end December 2. For more information, please contact Grace Church at 206-937-8400 or Barb at 206-932-7459.

Nov
21
Tue
2017
Family Story Time at Neighborhood House High Point
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

High Point Library children’s librarian Nathalie will be at Neighborhood House High Point to present story time!

Nov
25
Sat
2017
GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grace Church, in West Seattle, will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those that have lost a loved one by death.

The group meets Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 10323 28th Ave. SW. You are free to join at any time. A one time $15 charge will cover the cost of your workbook. Classes begin September 9th and end December 2. For more information, please contact Grace Church at 206-937-8400 or Barb at 206-932-7459.

Dec
2
Sat
2017
GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grace Church, in West Seattle, will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those that have lost a loved one by death.

The group meets Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 10323 28th Ave. SW. You are free to join at any time. A one time $15 charge will cover the cost of your workbook. Classes begin September 9th and end December 2. For more information, please contact Grace Church at 206-937-8400 or Barb at 206-932-7459.

Dec
6
Wed
2017
Hot Topics for Seniors @ Southwest Branch Library
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Hot Topics for Seniors @ the Southwest Branch Library
Check SPL’s Southwest Branch Calendar for more on this month’s topic.

October 4: Protecting Your Privacy
November 1: Getting your Voice Heard
December 6: Sharing Humor
January 3, 2018: Poetry with Claudia Castro Luna

Meet at noon for 1 to 1.5 hours.

A brown bag lunch discussion group committed to understanding issues of importance to current and future seniors.

Join Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) and the Southwest Branch as we create a place for the discussion of current national, state and local issues.
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.
Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

Dec
15
Fri
2017
Seattle Lutheran High School ASL Storytime and Baby Signs Lesson
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am

Seattle Lutheran High School’s ASL & ESL classes will be reading and signing the children’s books Goodnight Moon and Gladys Goes Out for Lunch, then teaching child/baby signs to parents and children. Free hot cocoa provided for an extra bit of holiday cheer.

Date and Time: December 15th @ 9:30am
Location: 4100 SW Genesee St.; Seattle, WA 98116 (performance and ASL lesson in the gymnasium)

Dec
19
Tue
2017
Family Story Time at Neighborhood House High Point
Dec 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

High Point Library children’s librarian Nathalie will be at Neighborhood House High Point to present story time!

Dec
21
Thu
2017
Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

Jan
18
Thu
2018
Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

Jan
24
Wed
2018
Story time with author Kerri Kokias @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

My picture book, Snow Sisters! came out with Knopf/Random House earlier this month. I have several West Seattle events/story times scheduled … a story time at West Seattle Library on Wednesday, January 24th at 10:30 am and at Southwest Library on Thursday, February 15th at 10:30 am.

Snow Sisters! By Kerri Kokias and Teagan White
ISBN 97811019388836
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 2, 2018

Just like snowflakes, no two sisters are alike, but that doesn’t mean they can’t work together to make the perfect snow day! A heartwarming sibling story.

When snowflakes fall, two sisters react very differently. One is excited and the other is wary. The first sister spends the morning outdoors, playing until she’s all tuckered out. Meanwhile, the second sister stays indoors, becoming ever more curious about the drifts outside. Soon, they switch places, and spend the second half of the day retracing each other’s footsteps. But each sister puts her own unique spin on activities like sledding, baking and building.

The simple mirrored text is spare and lovely, and each spread is split to show what each sister is doing independently–until at last they come together in the sweet, satisfying conclusion. LeUyen Pham’s Big Sister, Little Sister meets Kate Messner’s Over and Under the Snow.

Jan
28
Sun
2018
Nighttime low-tide beach walks @ Constellation Park, Alki
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

Sunday, January 28, 7 pm–9pm

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

Feb
13
Tue
2018
Lincoln Park bird walk
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

With Seattle Audubon

Tuesday, February 13, 9:00-11:00 AM
Lincoln Park
Leaders: Patty North, Anne Jacobs, and Dick Lazeres
Meeting Point: Southern-most Lincoln Park parking lot on Fauntleroy Way SW (8600 block of Fauntleroy Way SW)

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

Feb
14
Wed
2018
Family Story Time @ Southwest Library
Feb 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is Story Time at the Southwest Branch Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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.

Feb
15
Thu
2018
Southwest Library story time with Kerri Kokias @ Southwest Library
Feb 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

My picture book, Snow Sisters! came out with Knopf/Random House earlier this month. …

I will be doing a story time at Southwest Library on Thursday, February 15th at 10:30 am.

Snow Sisters! By Kerri Kokias and Teagan White
ISBN 97811019388836
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 2, 2018

Just like snowflakes, no two sisters are alike, but that doesn’t mean they can’t work together to make the perfect snow day! A heartwarming sibling story.

When snowflakes fall, two sisters react very differently. One is excited and the other is wary. The first sister spends the morning outdoors, playing until she’s all tuckered out. Meanwhile, the second sister stays indoors, becoming ever more curious about the drifts outside. Soon, they switch places, and spend the second half of the day retracing each other’s footsteps. But each sister puts her own unique spin on activities like sledding, baking and building.

The simple mirrored text is spare and lovely, and each spread is split to show what each sister is doing independently–until at last they come together in the sweet, satisfying conclusion. LeUyen Pham’s Big Sister, Little Sister meets Kate Messner’s Over and Under the Snow.

Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

Feb
21
Wed
2018
Family Story Time @ Southwest Library
Feb 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is Story Time at the Southwest Branch Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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.

Feb
22
Thu
2018
Family Story Time @ Southwest Library
Feb 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is Story Time at the Southwest Branch Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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.

Mar
8
Thu
2018
Family Story Time @ Southwest Library
Mar 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is Story Time at the Southwest Branch Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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.

Mar
14
Wed
2018
Family Story Time @ Southwest Library
Mar 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is Story Time at the Southwest Branch Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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.

Mar
15
Thu
2018
Family Story Time @ Southwest Library
Mar 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is Story Time at the Southwest Branch Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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.

Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

Mar
21
Wed
2018
Family Story Time @ Southwest Library
Mar 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is Story Time at the Southwest Branch Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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.

Mar
22
Thu
2018
Family Story Time @ Southwest Library
Mar 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is Story Time at the Southwest Branch Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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.

Mar
28
Wed
2018
Family Story Time @ Southwest Library
Mar 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is Story Time at the Southwest Branch Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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.

Mar
29
Thu
2018
Family Story Time @ Southwest Library
Mar 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is Story Time at the Southwest Branch Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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.

Apr
19
Thu
2018
Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

Apr
22
Sun
2018
Free Seattle Opera Preview Lecture: ‘Aida’ @ West Seattle (Admiral) Libray
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join Norm Hollingshead at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library for a preview lecture of Verdi’s profoundly personal love story told on a grand scale, Aida showcases Verdi’s power to translate human emotions into magnificent music. The high-stakes love triangle between a captured princess, a conflicted military commander, and the King’s formidable daughter unfolds in a variety of Egyptian locales amid a glorious spectacle and rousing choruses—including the famous Triumphal March.

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.

May
17
Thu
2018
Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

May
26
Sat
2018
Tot Trek: Things With Wings @ Camp Long
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Saturday May 26, 2018, 10:30–11:45 am
What: Tot Trek – Things with Wings
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Ages: 2–3 with an adult. Cost: $5

An opportunity for the very young to explore outside in a safe environment and to share that experience with an adult that is important to them. Parents and others that share time with a toddler can learn tips and tricks for sharing the outdoors
with a little one. These programs are also a great chance to make new friends.

Take a dip in the ponds and see what new life is springing up.

Event ##177731

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

Jun
2
Sat
2018
Genesee tree walk @ starts at Ercolini Park
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

The office of ‘Trees for Seattle,’ a division of the Seattle Department of Public Utilities, is sponsoring a walk led by a trained volunteer to identify many of the interesting, common and rare trees in the Genesee neighborhood of West Seattle. The walk will take place on Saturday, June 2nd, from 9:30 to 12:00 noon. The walk begins at Ercolini Park at 48th Ave and Alaska St. We will take a leisurely walk down the tree-lined streets telling stories about different species of trees and pointing easy ways by which they can be identified. After winding around several blocks, the walk ends at the junction of Charlestown St and 48th Ave.

West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails guided hikes – 10 am & 1 pm
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails group is kicking off a series of themed walks on the first Saturday of each month this spring, summer, and fall. Walks will start at 10 a.m. at the trailhead at 14th Ave. SW and Holly St. New brochures, funded by a City of Seattle grant, will be handed out, showing all the trails in the Greenbelt. Brochures are also available at branch libraries in West Seattle, the Log House Museum, Pathfinder K-8, Sanislo and Boren STEM K-8 schools, South Seattle College library, the Delridge Community Center, and Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

Saturday, June 2, National Trails Day: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. guided hikes through the greenbelt led by Paul West and members of the Duwamish Greenbelt Trails group. This event is co-sponsored by Nature Consortium, www.naturec.org.

Other hikes: July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6.

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time) @ Delridge Library
Jun 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Thư viện công cộng Seattle tổ chức giờ đọc truyện bằng tiếng việt cho trẻ em! (The Seattle Public Library is hosting Vietnamese Story Times for young children!)

Hãy đem con em quý vị đến thư viện để theo dõi các câu chuyện, các bài hát và thơ ca.

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

Story times are some of our most popular 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. 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.

Contact Info:Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian

More Children’s Programs   www.spl.org

Jun
9
Sat
2018
Tot Trek: Water Babies in the Pond @ Camp Long
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Saturday June 9, 2018, 10:30–11:45 am
What: Tot Trek – Water Babies in the Pond
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Ages: 2–3 with an adult. Cost: $5

An opportunity for the very young to explore outside in a safe environment and to share that experience with an adult that is important to them. Parents and others that share time with a toddler can learn tips and tricks for sharing the outdoors
with a little one. These programs are also a great chance to make new friends.

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Take a dip in the ponds and see what new life is springing up. This program designed for 2-3 year olds accompanied by an adult.

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