West Seattle Event Calendar

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

ADMIRAL THEATER SCHEDULE (updated link)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul
20
Sat
2nd annual PAWrade before West Seattle Grand Parade
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

REGISTRATION 10:00 AM
STEPS OFF AT 11:00 AM
AWARDS 11:30 AM

Calling all pups and their families. It’s time to register here for the 2nd Annual Junction PAWrade! FREE! With trophies for the best in four categories including Most Colorful, Most Creative, Best Dog and Owner Combo and Best Dog and Kid Combo (12 and under). July 20th before the Rotary Grand Parade. Meet at California Ave SW and SW Genesee (4400 California Ave SW).

Hosted by the Junction merchants, the PAWrade is the way to show off your creative design skills, bring smiles to the parade watchers and to bring dog lovers together.

The PAWrade participants will meet at Genesee Street at 10:15 AM where they will check in to receive their PAWrade number.

Address: 4400 California Ave SW.

Promptly at 11 AM the Junction will announce the beginning of the PAWrade. The PAWrade will start at Genesee, turn on California Ave SW through the Junction to SW Edmunds where the PAWrade will end!

Along the route there will be judges who will be deciding which pooch takes home the Grand Prize the GOLDEN PAW for each category.

Categories are:

MOST COLORFUL
MOST CREATIVE
BEST OWNER+DOG COMBO
BEST KID+DOG COMBO (12 and under)

Winners will be announced at the end of the PAWrade at Chase Bank Drive-Thru (right past Sleepers in Seattle).

Winners will also be recognized over the Grand Parade PA system (intersection California and Alaska)!

Saturday, July 20:
10:15 AM Arrive and Register
11:00 AM PAWrade Begins
11:30 AM Winners Announced w/PRIZES

Registration is required to participate. Please complete (the form toward the bottom of this page) or you may register the day of the event beginning at 10 AM.

This is a FREE event with an option to make a donation to support programming.

Every participant receives a PAWrade bandanna!

West Seattle Grand Parade 2019 @ Admiral to Alaska Junctions down California SW
Jul 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

The West Seattle Grand Parade, occurring annually since 1935, is hosted by the West Seattle Rotary Service Foundation and is one of the oldest and most beloved community events in the Seattle area. It is a proud member of the Seafair family of events and includes all of the pirates, clowns, marching bands, drill teams, floats, pageantry and excitement that leads up to the Seafair Torchlight Parade the following weekend.

West Seattle Grand Parade is produced by the West Seattle Rotary Service Foundation and will be held on Saturday, July 20 at 11:00 am – with motorcycle drill teams starting first, around 10:30. The parade begins at California SW and SW Lander, and continues down California SW to finish at SW Edmunds.

For previews and past coverage, see this section of WSB.

Jul
29
Mon
Bug Club @ High Point Library
Jul 29 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Connect with nature, be a citizen scientist, and find friends who share your interests at Bug Club. Service Learning credit is available for participation.

During this week long program youths ages 11-14 will go outside every day to discover and document the diversity of insects in the neighborhood. Youths will join a growing community of citizen scientists and help further research into arthropods and their habitats. We’ll also have a lot of fun! Service learning credit is available for participation. For ages 11-14.

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

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling 206-684-7454 or visiting the branch.

The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World!, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

Jul
30
Tue
Bug Club @ High Point Library
Jul 30 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Connect with nature, be a citizen scientist, and find friends who share your interests at Bug Club. Service Learning credit is available for participation.

During this week long program youths ages 11-14 will go outside every day to discover and document the diversity of insects in the neighborhood. Youths will join a growing community of citizen scientists and help further research into arthropods and their habitats. We’ll also have a lot of fun! Service learning credit is available for participation. For ages 11-14.

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

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling 206-684-7454 or visiting the branch.

The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World!, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

Little Critters @ Delridge Library
Jul 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

At the Delridge Library:

Bring your littlest animal lovers to this fun program! We’ll wonder and learn about a delightful animal through a fun puppet story, then get to meet (and even touch) that animal in real life! Animal species vary widely, and will not be known until the day of the program. For ages 6 and under.

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

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

The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World!, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bug Club @ High Point Library
Jul 31 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Connect with nature, be a citizen scientist, and find friends who share your interests at Bug Club. Service Learning credit is available for participation.

During this week long program youths ages 11-14 will go outside every day to discover and document the diversity of insects in the neighborhood. Youths will join a growing community of citizen scientists and help further research into arthropods and their habitats. We’ll also have a lot of fun! Service learning credit is available for participation. For ages 11-14.

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

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling 206-684-7454 or visiting the branch.

The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World!, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bug Club @ High Point Library
Aug 1 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Connect with nature, be a citizen scientist, and find friends who share your interests at Bug Club. Service Learning credit is available for participation.

During this week long program youths ages 11-14 will go outside every day to discover and document the diversity of insects in the neighborhood. Youths will join a growing community of citizen scientists and help further research into arthropods and their habitats. We’ll also have a lot of fun! Service learning credit is available for participation. For ages 11-14.

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

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling 206-684-7454 or visiting the branch.

The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World!, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bug Club @ High Point Library
Aug 2 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Connect with nature, be a citizen scientist, and find friends who share your interests at Bug Club. Service Learning credit is available for participation.

During this week long program youths ages 11-14 will go outside every day to discover and document the diversity of insects in the neighborhood. Youths will join a growing community of citizen scientists and help further research into arthropods and their habitats. We’ll also have a lot of fun! Service learning credit is available for participation. For ages 11-14.

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

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling 206-684-7454 or visiting the branch.

The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World!, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

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

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

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug
10
Sat
Maguey Melate @ Mission Cantina
Aug 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Maguey Melate @ Mission Cantina
Saturday 8/10, 4:30 to 6:30 PM

Chris Dodds & Lou Bank of SACRED will talk about their mission to preserve traditional agave spirit production and family-owned palenques, and their efforts to improve the quality of life in rural Mexican communities. Guests will taste these unique mezcals & enjoy a generous selection of Mission Cantina menu favorites. Tickets available from website and on @missioncantinaseattle IG and FB accounts.

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

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

Aug
22
Thu
Little Critters @ Southwest Library
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

At the Southwest Library:

Bring your littlest animal lovers to this fun program! We’ll wonder and learn about a delightful animal through a fun puppet story, then get to meet (and even touch) that animal in real life! Animal species vary widely, and will not be known until the day of the program. For ages 6 and under.

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

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

The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World!, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

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.

Live Music at Pacific Room Alki Beach @ Pacific Room Alki Beach
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Live Music at Pacific Room Alki Beach.

The Dan Duval Good Vibes Trio, FREE / All Ages Welcome

The Dan Duval Good Vibes Trio featuring vibes, saxophone & bass. A lively NW trio of talented musicians that entertain with a mix of jazz favorites and original tunes. From swing and bebop to Latin and blues there is something for everyone to enjoy in their melodic and upbeat music.

Music on the beach!

Aug
30
Fri
Butterfly Wingding @ Southwest Branch Library
Aug 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

At the Southwest Branch Library: Learn about butterflies and citizen science projects!

Plant a butterfly garden using native seeds, make a collage with real butterfly wings, examine wings with light boxes and magnifiers, make and fly a paper butterfly in a wind tunnel, and explore symmetry in nature. Youth will also learn how to participate in citizen science initiatives such as the Western Monarch Milkweed Mapper, the International Monarch Monitoring Blitz (July 28-August 5), and the Cascades Butterfly Project. Youth will take home their gardens, collages, and citizen science materials. Butterfly wings are courtesy of the Pacific Science Center – all butterflies died naturally. For all ages.

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

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

The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World!, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

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

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

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

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

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

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

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

Westcrest Park Forest Restoration Project with DIRT Corps.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mountain Fest at Camp Long @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Sep 7 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Camp Long Mountain Fest is a free, family-friendly celebration of Seattle’s vibrant outdoor community and Camp Long’s place in mountaineering history.

Participants of Mountain Fest will enjoy a day of free rock climbing, rappelling, mountain-themed games and activities, as well as opportunities for nature-based learning. They will also develop outdoor living skills and experience an array of programs offered by Camp Long and other local organizations.

Live Music at Pacific Room Alki Beach @ Pacific Room Alki Beach
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Live Music at Pacific Room Alki Beach.

The Dan Duval Good Vibes Trio, FREE / All Ages Welcome

The Dan Duval Good Vibes Trio featuring vibes, saxophone & bass. A lively NW trio of talented musicians that entertain with a mix of jazz favorites and original tunes. From swing and bebop to Latin and blues there is something for everyone to enjoy in their melodic and upbeat music.

Music on the beach!

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

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

Registration is not necessary but if you care to contact:

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

Fiestas Patrias Parade, Health Fair and Festival @ (see listing)
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 6:30 pm

Parade 11 am–1 pm – see route here. Celebrate with the entire community of South Park and Sea Mar! Watch the parade make its way through 14th Avenue and Cloverdale Street with your family, then head over to the South Park Community Center for the health fair and festival. There will be a variety of traditional Latin-American food, children’s activities, free health screenings and entertainment!

11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Parade
(see parade route here)

12:00 pm-5:00 pm: Health Fair
Free health screenings, cholesterol and glucose checks, Sea Mar services, health education and more.

1:00 pm-6:00 pm: Community Festival
Traditional Latin American food, Mexican folkloric horses and band, live dance and musical performances, children’s activities and more.

Location:
South Park Community Center 8319 8th Ave S
Festival Activities include:
Health Fair, Free screenings: Cholesterol and Glucose, Traditional Latin-American food, Vendors, Mariachi, Dance, Entertainment, Karaoke Contest

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

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

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

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

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

For more information contact: Mariska@earthcorps.org.

Sep
28
Sat
Chief Sealth Class of 1969 50-Year Reunion @ Sea-Tac Marriott
Sep 28 all-day

For more info, email chiefsealth69@gmail.com and go here.

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

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

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

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

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

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

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

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

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

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

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

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

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

Saturday, October 5th
10 am – noon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mushroom Walk at Camp Long.

Ages 12 and older. Pre-registration required.

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

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

Fall Family Forest Adventure at Camp Long.

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

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

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

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

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

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

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

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

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

• 9am to noon

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

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

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

More info here: friendsoflincolnpark.blogspot.com

Annual Salmon Drumming at Fauntleroy Creek
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Salmon drumming on Fauntleroy Creek
Oct. 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The “silver anniversary” season of the first spawning in Fauntleroy Creek in modern history will kick off with the annual drumming on Sunday, Oct. 20, 5 pm on the creek level at SW Director and upper Fauntleroy Way. Drumming will be your sound guide to the exact location. Free for all ages; rain or shine. The salmon watch will also start on Oct. 20; details at www.fauntleroywatershed.org.

Oct
23
Wed
National Parks Concert at Benaroya Hall @ Benaroya Hall
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Northwest Symphony Orchestra (featuring West Seattleite Anthony Spain as conductor ) will collaborate with Washington’s National Parks to provide a spectacular visual and musical presentation/concert for the Seattle/West Seattle area. This is a unique and innovative concert that promises to be great fun for families.

The concert will  include The Musical Mountaineers (as featured on KOMO 4, KING 5 Television, and  in the October 2019 issue of Seattle Magazine).

The concert is scheduled to include:

  • An Outdoor Overture by Aaron Copland
  • Mount Takhoma (Mount Rainier) by Gregory Short
  • Selections with choirs/students from Highline School District
  • Winter (from the Four Seasons) by Antonio Vivaldi (featuring Kaia Selden violin soloist with visuals by Adrian Wyard)
  • Academic Festival Overture by Johannes Brahms
  • Enchanted Garden by Maurice Ravel
  • Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III by Richard Wagner
  • Liberty Fanfare by John Williams
Oct
26
Sat
Fauntleroy Creek ‘open creek’
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

You are invited to visit Fauntleroy Creek, where it’s spawner season! From Judy Pickens:

Volunteers will host an “open creek” Saturday (11/10) afternoon from noon to 3:00 at the fish ladder (SW Director and upper Fauntleroy Way SW). Come to the viewpoint there and a watcher will invite you down. Children need to bring a parent. Dogs should be leashed and well behaved.

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

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

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

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

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

Email: alison@tinkergarten.com.

Nov
8
Fri
Fauntleroy Fine Art and Holiday Gift Show 2019 @ Fauntleroy Church
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Browse the work of 18 area artists and artistic crafters during this 10th annual show and take home something special for a loved one or to enjoy yourself.

Fauntleroy Fine Art & Holiday Gift Show @ Fauntleroy Church
Nov. 8 @ 5:00-8:00 pm
Nov. 9 @ 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Nov. 10 @ 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Participating artists are listed here (PDF).

Nov
9
Sat
Fauntleroy Fine Art and Holiday Gift Show 2019 @ Fauntleroy Church
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Browse the work of 18 area artists and artistic crafters during this 10th annual show and take home something special for a loved one or to enjoy yourself.

Fauntleroy Fine Art & Holiday Gift Show @ Fauntleroy Church
Nov. 8 @ 5:00-8:00 pm
Nov. 9 @ 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Nov. 10 @ 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Nov
10
Sun
Fauntleroy Fine Art and Holiday Gift Show 2019 @ Fauntleroy Church
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Browse the work of 18 area artists and artistic crafters during this 10th annual show and take home something special for a loved one or to enjoy yourself.

Fauntleroy Fine Art & Holiday Gift Show @ Fauntleroy Church
Nov. 8 @ 5:00-8:00 pm
Nov. 9 @ 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Nov. 10 @ 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Nov
15
Fri
The Mount’s Annual Holiday Bazaar & Bake Sale @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bake Sale and Bazaar!!

Providence Mt. St. Vincent
4831 35th Avenue SW
Fri-Sat Nov. 15 & 16 Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.! Welcome to our 15th Bazaar! Lots of wonderful things including

vintage ornaments, decorated table top trees, wreaths, garlands, bears, pet gifts, Santas, angels, snowmen, home decor and more!

Fabulous raffle basket and beautiful raffle quilt. The bake sale will be wonderful and, of course, includes JoAnne’s Fabulous Fudge.

Every penny we earn goes toward our residents’ programs. See you there!

Nov
16
Sat
The Mount’s Annual Holiday Bazaar & Bake Sale @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bake Sale and Bazaar!!

Providence Mt. St. Vincent
4831 35th Avenue SW
Fri-Sat Nov. 15 & 16 Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.! Welcome to our 15th Bazaar! Lots of wonderful things including

vintage ornaments, decorated table top trees, wreaths, garlands, bears, pet gifts, Santas, angels, snowmen, home decor and more!

Fabulous raffle basket and beautiful raffle quilt. The bake sale will be wonderful and, of course, includes JoAnne’s Fabulous Fudge.

Every penny we earn goes toward our residents’ programs. See you there!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rainier Watch Pop-Up Shop @ Alair
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come check out epic Mount Rainier inspired apparel items like hats, tees and stickers from local small business Rainier Watch at Alair in West Seattle this Saturday from 12-3 pm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Holiday Pop-Up Shopping & Home Tours @ WestBridge
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nov
28
Thu
West Seattle restaurants planning to be open Thanksgiving 2019
Nov 28 all-day

Updated 11/28/2019:

Here are the West Seattle restaurants and bars-with-food that have told us they’re planning to be open on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 28, 2019). Names are linked to websites when available. PLEASE note, in most cases, this is what we were told by phone a week before the holiday – we won’t necessarily be notified if there’s a change, so check first! (And if you have a change/addition – please let us know ASAP – westseattleblog@gmail.com or 206-293-6302 text/voice – thank you!)

Admiral Pub: Open 4 pm-2 am, with free “Friendsgiving” buffet starting at 5, continuing “all night.” (2306 California SW)

Alki Cafe: Open 8 am–2 pm. (2726 Alki SW)

Be’s Restaurant: Open 7 am–noon. (4509 California SW)

The Bridge: Open 4 pm-midnight, limited menu – see it on the website. (6301 California SW)

(added) Christo’s on Alki (2508 Alki SW) – Open 8 am-2 pm

Great American Diner and Bar: Open “regular hours (7 am-midnight) with special dinner menu.” (4752 California SW)

Jack in the Box: Drive-thru open 24 hours. (4203 SW Admiral Way)

Larry’s Tavern (3405 California SW) – evening, waiting for opening-time confirmation

Maharaja Cuisine of India: Open noon-10 pm. (4542 California SW)

McDonald’s (Westwood): Drive-thru open 24 hours. (2580 SW Barton)

Prost! West Seattle – 3-10 pm. (3407 California SW)

Roxy’s Casino restaurants (2823 SW Roxbury) “regular hours,” noon-6 am

Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor): Open for the Thanksgiving Grand Buffet. Seating hours are 10 am–7 pm. Reservations for holidays are required by phone – 206-937-1600. (1936 Harbor SW)

Tacos Guaymas (4719 California SW) – 9 am-3 pm

Youngstown Coffee & Kitchen (Morgan Junction shop only, 6032 California SW), “Youngstown Coffee and Kitchen will be open from 7 am-1 pm for coffee and food and will be featuring our special Thanksgiving breakfast sammy and coffee drink!”

We are still waiting for a final answer from a few places, so we might have additions – check back. Again, we compile this list as a service, but an establishment might change its mind, so if you find something on this list NOT open – or something open that’s not on our list – please let us know ASAP so we can update! Thank you.

P.S. If you’re just looking for Thanksgiving coffee – we’re listing some options in the Thanksgiving section of the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide. (The guide is also where you will find non-restaurant free community Thanksgiving dinners listed.)

Nov
29
Fri
Macy’s Holiday Parade downtown, with local participants
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The West Seattle HS and Chief Sealth IHS bands are on the lineup, as are the Salty’s (WSB sponsor) nutcrackers!

Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Nov
30
Sat
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Dec
1
Sun
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec
7
Sat
Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) is hosting a holiday arts & crafts fair!

December 7 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

A free event featuring unique, local arts and crafts for sale at the coffee shop. Jewelry, toys, clothing, prints, paintings, furniture, and more!

Makers’ Market at Tibbetts UMC
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Makers Market @ Tibbetts UMC (WSB sponsor). Saturday, Dec 7th, 10 am – 3 pm and Sunday, Dec 8th, 11:30 am– 1 pm. Just in time for the holidays, Tibbetts has a beautiful and unique selection of hand-sewn items, stocking stuffers, crafts, gift baskets, and baked goods available for sale. This year our Makers Market includes artisans from the community! If you would like to rent a table this year, please contact us via this link & we will be in touch.

Our artisans have been using their creative talents and merrily making items that demonstrate their passions. Shoppers – sip on a hot beverage and Christmas cookies while you choose the perfect gifts for special people in your life: children, teachers, bosses, friends, family members. The Makers Market will be held in the Fellowship Hall at the corner of 41st and Andover streets in West Seattle. This year all the proceeds from the Makers Market go to the West Seattle Helpline.

Dec
8
Sun
Makers’ Market at Tibbetts UMC
Dec 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Makers Market @ Tibbetts UMC (WSB sponsor). Saturday, Dec 7th, 10 am – 3 pm and Sunday, Dec 8th, 11:30 am– 1 pm. Just in time for the holidays, Tibbetts has a beautiful and unique selection of hand-sewn items, stocking stuffers, crafts, gift baskets, and baked goods available for sale. This year our Makers Market includes artisans from the community! If you would like to rent a table this year, please contact us via this link & we will be in touch.

Our artisans have been using their creative talents and merrily making items that demonstrate their passions. Shoppers – sip on a hot beverage and Christmas cookies while you choose the perfect gifts for special people in your life: children, teachers, bosses, friends, family members. The Makers Market will be held in the Fellowship Hall at the corner of 41st and Andover streets in West Seattle. This year all the proceeds from the Makers Market go to the West Seattle Helpline.

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

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

Winter Wander Along Longfellow Creek at Camp Long.

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

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

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

Everyone attending the program must be registered.

Meet the leader at the Camp Long Lodge.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec
12
Thu
Curls Night Out at VAIN
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

VAIN and our favorite curly hair product line DevaCurl will be hosting a fun night out to celebrate curls!

DevaCurl educators and VAIN’s own curly experts will be on hand to offer advice and tutorials to create perfect curly styles. Have a burning curly hair question? Please bring it to us! Free gifts with purchase – Curl instruction and 15% off all DevaCurl products for one night only. Refreshments and treats will be served!

Dec
13
Fri
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

West Seattle Winter Night Market @ Sanctuary at Admiral
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Just in time to get all your holiday shopping done, join Flock Collective for our seasonal curated pop-up market featuring over 20 local artists, makers, and bakers. Grab a beverage and browse handmade jewelry, candles, handbags, clothing and much more.

This event is free and all are welcome!

Pop-up Jewelry Show at VAIN
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pop-up Jewelry show with Mary Stone from An Occasional Dream. Turn your style volume up to 11 with this acrylic rock and roll fantasy jewelry.

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

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

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

Dec
14
Sat
Christmas Market @ Admiral UCC Church
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, Dec 14, 10-4, “Christmas Market”, handmade gifts/crafts, baked goods and food. Admiral Congregational Church, 4320 SW Hill

Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec
15
Sun
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Click! Pop-Up with Lorene Edwards Forkner
Dec 15 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Pop-Up with local artist Lorene Edwards Forkner – stop by Click! while you’re at the Farmers’ Market. Full details here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec
20
Fri
Gifts Revisioned Holiday Pop-up at Carpe Diem Collective
Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Gifts Revisioned Holiday Pop-up

Where: Carpe Diem Collective (3834 California Ave SW)
When: Friday, December 20 from 2 – 8:30 pm

Join Gifts Revisioned for their holiday pop-up featuring fair-trade, handmade, and eco-friendly gifts. Shop exclusive items available only for this event!

www.giftsrevisioned.com

Dec
24
Tue
WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANTS OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE AND/OR DAY 2019
Dec 24 all-day

*ADDITIONS SINCE 1ST PUBLICATION*

Caveat, this is not an all-inclusive list – it’s what we’ve been able to find, via venues sending info to us, or us making phone calls, checking online, walking around and looking at schedules on doors, asking in person. Have an addition or change? Email westseattleblog@gmail.com or text/call 206-293-6302 – thank you!

ADMIRAL PUB (2306 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve regular hours
Open Christmas Day at 6 pm

AGAVE (4725 42nd SW)
Open Christmas Eve until 4 pm

ALKI BEACH PUB (2722 Alki SW)
Open Christmas Eve “regular hours”

ALKI CAFE (2726 Alki SW)
Open Christmas Eve 8 am-3 pm

A PIZZA MART (35th/Roxbury)
Open Christmas Eve 11 am-11:30 pm
Open Christmas Day 11 am-11:30 pm

ARTHUR’S (2311 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve “regular hours”

BAJA TACO (Jefferson Square)
Open Christmas Eve until 4 pm

BANG BAR (4750 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve until 7:30 pm

BLUE MOON BURGERS (2504 Alki SW)
Open Christmas Eve 11 am-6 pm

THE BRIDGE (California/Graham)
Open Christmas Eve 11 am-midnight
Open Christmas Day 4 pm-midnight (serving only “holiday charcuterie”)

CHELAN CAFE (3527 Chelan SW)
Open Christmas Eve, café until 1 pm, bar until 6 pm

COPPER COIN (2329 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve 10:30 am-8 pm

DOMINO’S PIZZA – ADMIRAL (3220 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve 10 am-8 pm

DOMINO’S PIZZA – MORGAN (6540 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve 10 am-8 pm

DUKE’S ON ALKI (2516 Alki SW)
Open Christmas Eve 11 am-8 pm

ENDOLYNE JOE’S
Open Christmas Eve until 3 pm

GREAT AMERICAN DINER & BAR (4752 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve 7 am-11 pm
Open Christmas Day 7 am-11 pm, special holiday menu

GYRO HEROES (4111 SW Admiral Way)
Open Christmas Eve “regular hours”

HABIT BURGER (35th/Avalon)
Open Christmas Eve until 4 pm

JACK IN THE BOX (4203 SW Admiral Way)
Open Christmas Eve 24 hours
Open Christmas Day 24 hours

JAK’S GRILL (4548 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve until 8 pm

KIZUKI RAMEN & IZAKAYA (42nd/Alaska)
Open Christmas Eve until 4 pm

LADY JAYE (4523 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve 3 pm-9 pm

MAHARAJA(4542 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve, regular hours
Open Christmas Day – restaurant only – 11:30 am-9:30 pm (no lunch buffet)

McDONALD’S – WESTWOOD (2580 SW Barton)
Open Christmas Eve until 8 pm

NEW LEAF BISTRO (2342 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve 11 am-9:30 pm

NIKKO TERIYAKI (4710 42nd SW)
Open Christmas Eve until 6 pm

PEGASUS PIZZA (2768 Alki SW)
Open Christmas Eve 11 am-9 pm

PEPPERDOCK (2618 Alki SW)
Open Christmas Eve 11 am-8 pm
Open Christmas Day 11 am-8 pm

PIZZERIA 22 (4213 SW College)
Open Christmas Eve 4-10 pm

PROST! WEST SEATTLE (3407 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve 3 pm-11 pm

PUERTO VALLARTA (4727 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve until 11 pm

SPRING HOUSE THAI (2223 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve “regular hours”
Open Christmas Day “regular hours”

SPUD FISH & CHIPS(2666 Alk SW)
Open Christmas Eve until 6 pm

SRIVILAI THAI (3247 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve until 8 pm

TACO TIME (35th/Avalon)
Open Christmas Eve until 4 pm

TAQUERIA GUAYMAS (4719 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve until 8 pm

THAN BROTHERS PHO (4822 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve 11 am-9 pm
Open Christmas Day 11 am-9 pm

THE NOOK
Open Christmas Eve until 9 pm

TWO FINGERS SOCIAL
Open Christmas Eve
Open Christmas Day

WHISKY WEST (6451 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve

YOUNGSTOWN COFFEE & KITCHEN – MORGAN JUNCTION (6032 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve 7 am-5 pm
Open Christmas Day 7 am-5 pm

Dec
25
Wed
WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANTS OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE AND/OR DAY 2019
Dec 25 all-day

*ADDITIONS SINCE 1ST PUBLICATION*

Caveat, this is not an all-inclusive list – it’s what we’ve been able to find, via venues sending info to us, or us making phone calls, checking online, walking around and looking at schedules on doors, asking in person. Have an addition or change? Email westseattleblog@gmail.com or text/call 206-293-6302 – thank you!

ADMIRAL PUB (2306 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve regular hours
Open Christmas Day at 6 pm

AGAVE (4725 42nd SW)
Open Christmas Eve until 4 pm

ALKI BEACH PUB (2722 Alki SW)
Open Christmas Eve “regular hours”

ALKI CAFE (2726 Alki SW)
Open Christmas Eve 8 am-3 pm

A PIZZA MART (35th/Roxbury)
Open Christmas Eve 11 am-11:30 pm
Open Christmas Day 11 am-11:30 pm

ARTHUR’S (2311 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve “regular hours”

BAJA TACO (Jefferson Square)
Open Christmas Eve until 4 pm

BANG BAR (4750 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve until 7:30 pm

BLUE MOON BURGERS (2504 Alki SW)
Open Christmas Eve 11 am-6 pm

THE BRIDGE (California/Graham)
Open Christmas Eve 11 am-midnight
Open Christmas Day 4 pm-midnight (serving only “holiday charcuterie”)

CHELAN CAFE (3527 Chelan SW)
Open Christmas Eve, café until 1 pm, bar until 6 pm

COPPER COIN (2329 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve 10:30 am-8 pm

DOMINO’S PIZZA – ADMIRAL (3220 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve 10 am-8 pm

DOMINO’S PIZZA – MORGAN (6540 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve 10 am-8 pm

DUKE’S ON ALKI (2516 Alki SW)
Open Christmas Eve 11 am-8 pm

ENDOLYNE JOE’S
Open Christmas Eve until 3 pm

GREAT AMERICAN DINER & BAR (4752 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve 7 am-11 pm
Open Christmas Day 7 am-11 pm, special holiday menu

GYRO HEROES (4111 SW Admiral Way)
Open Christmas Eve “regular hours”

HABIT BURGER (35th/Avalon)
Open Christmas Eve until 4 pm

JACK IN THE BOX (4203 SW Admiral Way)
Open Christmas Eve 24 hours
Open Christmas Day 24 hours

JAK’S GRILL (4548 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve until 8 pm

KIZUKI RAMEN & IZAKAYA (42nd/Alaska)
Open Christmas Eve until 4 pm

LADY JAYE (4523 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve 3 pm-9 pm

MAHARAJA(4542 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve, regular hours
Open Christmas Day – restaurant only – 11:30 am-9:30 pm (no lunch buffet)

McDONALD’S – WESTWOOD (2580 SW Barton)
Open Christmas Eve until 8 pm

NEW LEAF BISTRO (2342 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve 11 am-9:30 pm

NIKKO TERIYAKI (4710 42nd SW)
Open Christmas Eve until 6 pm

PEGASUS PIZZA (2768 Alki SW)
Open Christmas Eve 11 am-9 pm

PEPPERDOCK (2618 Alki SW)
Open Christmas Eve 11 am-8 pm
Open Christmas Day 11 am-8 pm

PIZZERIA 22 (4213 SW College)
Open Christmas Eve 4-10 pm

PROST! WEST SEATTLE (3407 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve 3 pm-11 pm

PUERTO VALLARTA (4727 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve until 11 pm

SPRING HOUSE THAI (2223 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve “regular hours”
Open Christmas Day “regular hours”

SPUD FISH & CHIPS(2666 Alk SW)
Open Christmas Eve until 6 pm

SRIVILAI THAI (3247 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve until 8 pm

TACO TIME (35th/Avalon)
Open Christmas Eve until 4 pm

TAQUERIA GUAYMAS (4719 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve until 8 pm

THAN BROTHERS PHO (4822 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve 11 am-9 pm
Open Christmas Day 11 am-9 pm

THE NOOK
Open Christmas Eve until 9 pm

TWO FINGERS SOCIAL
Open Christmas Eve
Open Christmas Day

WHISKY WEST (6451 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve

YOUNGSTOWN COFFEE & KITCHEN – MORGAN JUNCTION (6032 California SW)
Open Christmas Eve 7 am-5 pm
Open Christmas Day 7 am-5 pm

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

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

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

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

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

This trial class is:

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

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

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

This trial class is free.

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

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