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.

Jan
30
Mon
2017
Write On! Workshop with Jenny & Sonya
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writers’ workshop with local writers Sonya Elliott and Jenny McGlothern. Register here.

Feb
3
Fri
2017
Free Community Event: Young Storytellers Project @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Chief Sealth International High School students will take the stage at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center to share their stories with the community. Come hear, connect, interact and support young people you might never otherwise meet! Stories, music, time to mingle. Bring a potluck dish to share if you can. Potluck at 6:30, stories begin at 7:00.

Friday February 3rd, 6:30-9:30 pm
Free Community Event: Young Storytellers Project

More:
Teachers at Chief Sealth International High School is working to support our students to hone their storytelling craft and bring it to the Youngstown Stage. We’re also getting help from Danielle K.L. Grégoire – pro story teller, educator and former program manager for The Moth (https://www.facebook.com/TheMoth/) for this event.

One thing that has always been important, perhaps even more now is to reach out and connect. What we know is that while so many communities share the same geography, we rarely actually connect. The lack of connections allows people to believe things about each other that is not true. It makes us vulnerable to fear, to implicit bias and to stereotypes. One of the most beautiful things about our Chief Sealth community is that we actually do connect – across race, across gender, across gender identity, across socioeconomic status, across age, across national origin and citizenship status. We want to share that with the wider community.

This event is different! Our young people will tell their personal stories – about 5 minutes each. Rather than this being a “story slam” we are working with Danielle Gregoire to pilot “messages of support.” Rather than being judged or scored, audience members will have a chance to write small notes about how they connected with the stories. These little love letters will be collected and given to the story tellers! What? Love, support connection between teenagers and adults in their community who might never have had the chance to connect? Isn’t that the world you want?

It’s also at the Youngtown Cultural Arts Center! The place was designed to create connection. If you’ve been there, you know what that feels like. If you haven’t, you’ll love it. And did you know that the “Thelma DeWitty” theater – where this event will be held, was named for the first African American School Teacher in the Seattle Public School District who, you guessed it, taught at the “Old Cooper School.” (okay, longer story but the Youngstown School was renamed “Cooper” for a while before we turned it back into “Youngstown” for its new life as a Cultural Arts Center). Come, bring some food, spend Friday night connecting with new and old friends, hearing stories, and supporting young people.

Feb
4
Sat
2017
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Feb 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

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
6
Mon
2017
West Seattle Hi-Yu General Meeting @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

The next West Seattle Hi Yu general meeting will be held on Monday, February 6th, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm at the Seattle Public Library, West Seattle (Admiral) branch. The topic of discussion will be the 2017 budget.

The West Seattle Hi Yu Board is proposing two (2) versions of the budget: a barebones budget and a re-organization budget. The re-building version focuses on taking a year away from parades and a court(s) to re-build the organization and create a lasting program. The barebones version maintains some semblance of the legacy program with limited participation in events and parades assuming we have a court(s) to participate. Both proposals call for a significant increase in revenue. The budgets can be viewed on Hi Yu’s Facebook page, which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/WSHiYu.

The Hi Yu Board would like to invite you to come and discuss these proposals. Although there has been some interest from the community to assist in our volunteer efforts, after the October, 2016 meeting, interest and attendance at the general meetings has dropped significantly. While we very much appreciate those who have reached out and are willing to help us continue the organization, it is clear that in order for Hi Yu to continue, we need to have more involvement from the community both in terms of volunteer hours and financial support. Hi Yu is an all-volunteer organization, so while financial support is greatly appreciated and needed, it’s the people that make it run.

The Board is working under the question “What will be missed if Hi Yu is gone?” For many, it’s the nostalgia of the wonderful courts that were for years, the mainstay of Hi Yu. For some, it’s the scholarship opportunity. For others, it’s the opportunity to represent West Seattle in wonderful summer festivals around the region. If you have your own personal answer to the question, what will be missed, and you don’t want to see Hi Yu go away, please join us in working towards re-building Hi Yu.

Feb
7
Tue
2017
Business Information Appointments @ Delridge Library
Feb 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come to the Library for individual appointments up to an hour with a librarian trained in business reference and market research. Registration is required.

We work with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development to find information and data for planning a business or operating a current business. The Library has print and digital resources which can help you with many kinds of business questions including:

• finding industry information
• writing a business plan
• sizing your market
• identifying your customers.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please contact the Delridge Branch to register. Appointment times are: Feb. 7, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 14, 12-3 p.m., Feb. 21, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 28, 12-3 p.m.

Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 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.

Feb
9
Thu
2017
Chief Sealth students’ Book-It ‘Page to Stage’ performances
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

All families and community members are invited to attend the 16th annual Book-It Page to Stage Residency at Chief Sealth International High School at 7pm on Thursday, February 9th. Freshmen in Mr. Azinger’s 9th grade classes will have spent 4 and a half weeks working with a teaching artist to stage and adapt student written poems.

After a week of on-your-feet, skills-based instruction, students work in groups to stage and adapt poems written by 9th graders from Ms. Griffin’s classes. Our students have truly grown as collaborators and thinkers as the initial reticence to work in groups was quickly replaced by a thoughtful exchange of ideas. The empathy and compassion that students show is delightful, even more so in that they are so focused on successfully presenting their adaptation of the poem. Please come enjoy the result of their hard work and growth on February 9th at 7 pm in the Auditorium at Chief Sealth International High School.

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
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

Neighbor Day Cleanup at South Delridge Bus Triangle Park
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

February 11, 2017 is Neighbor Day!

Celebrate by working with your neighbors to clean up the Triangle Bus Park.

WHEN: Saturday, February 11 (rain or shine)

TIME: 10:00am – 11:00am

WHERE: Triangle Bus Park (9200 Delridge at Barton Street SW)

PLEASE BRING: Gloves
Plastic Bags For Garbage
Bottled Water & Snacks
Your enthusiasm and goodwill!

Organized by your South Delridge Community Group.

Find us at southdelridge.blogspot.com.
Questions or comments? Write to us at southdelridge@gmail.com.

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
13
Mon
2017
West Seattle PCC’s WS Food Bank packaging work party @ West Seattle Food Bank
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From West Seattle’s PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor):

West Seattle PCC Food Bank packaging work party at the West Seattle Food Bank

Monday, February 13, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, April 10, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, June 12, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, August 14, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, October 9, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, December 11, 2017, 7 pm

Help package bulk foods purchased with PCC Food Bank Program donations from PCC shoppers. Everyone is welcome! For more information, contact Community Relations at 206-547-1222 or e-mail: communityrelations@pccsea.com. Learn more about the PCC Food Bank Program.

Feb
14
Tue
2017
Business Information Appointments @ Delridge Library
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come to the Library for individual appointments up to an hour with a librarian trained in business reference and market research. Registration is required.

We work with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development to find information and data for planning a business or operating a current business. The Library has print and digital resources which can help you with many kinds of business questions including:

• finding industry information
• writing a business plan
• sizing your market
• identifying your customers.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please contact the Delridge Branch to register. Appointment times are: Feb. 7, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 14, 12-3 p.m., Feb. 21, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 28, 12-3 p.m.

Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 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.

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
18
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

‘Developing Your Spiritual Connections’ Workshop @ The Center for Movement & Healing
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mediumship, Psychic Sciences, Metaphysics, and Spiritual Healing. Join professional psychic-mediums Marc Lainhart from Seattle, Washington, and Cynthia Rose McCaw from Denver, Colorado for an afternoon of spirit that will lead you to trust your own spiritual path without any borders or what we like to refer to as “Spiritual Awesomness!”

Marc and Cynthia Rose will lead this workshop with plenty of spiritual fun, knowledge, wisdom, and development for your own spiritual journey as we explore and discover through mind, body, and spirit. This workshop is designed for both basic and advanced “Spiritual Prospectors” and “Light Workers” looking to expand, evolve, and improve their work as psychic-mediums and spiritual healers.

* Meditation with a deeper spiritual connection
* Attunement & Energy Management Exercises
* Mediumship Excercises
* Spiritual Healing Exercises
* Class demonstrations with positive feedback on becoming a better, next generation psychic-medium

WHERE: The Center for Movement & Healing
7901 35th Ave SW – 2nd Floor

WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2017
11 am–3 pm

COST: $50

REGISTRATION FOR WORKSHOP:
Pre-Registration is preferred online
Payment due at registration (no refunds)

Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/developing-your-spirtual-connections-workshop-tickets-30545218571

Facebook Events: http://www.facebook.com/events/1369579069740446/

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
Business Information Appointments @ Delridge Library
Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come to the Library for individual appointments up to an hour with a librarian trained in business reference and market research. Registration is required.

We work with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development to find information and data for planning a business or operating a current business. The Library has print and digital resources which can help you with many kinds of business questions including:

• finding industry information
• writing a business plan
• sizing your market
• identifying your customers.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please contact the Delridge Branch to register. Appointment times are: Feb. 7, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 14, 12-3 p.m., Feb. 21, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 28, 12-3 p.m.

Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 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.

Career Night @ Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate
Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

From Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices-Northwest Real Estate (WSB sponsor):

Thinking about a career in real estate? You’re invited to attend Career Night:

February 21st from 4–5 pm at our office.

Go to http://www.bhhsnwrealestate.com/pnwra/index.asp to reserve your spot!

Feb
23
Thu
2017
Bystander Intervention workshop @ Fauntleroy Church, UCC
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

A free workshop to learn practical, safe alternatives to doing nothing in bullying or harassment situations.

Feb 23rd, 6:30–8:00 pm
at Fauntleroy Church

Feb
25
Sat
2017
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
28
Tue
2017
Business Information Appointments @ Delridge Library
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come to the Library for individual appointments up to an hour with a librarian trained in business reference and market research. Registration is required.

We work with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development to find information and data for planning a business or operating a current business. The Library has print and digital resources which can help you with many kinds of business questions including:

• finding industry information
• writing a business plan
• sizing your market
• identifying your customers.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please contact the Delridge Branch to register. Appointment times are: Feb. 7, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 14, 12-3 p.m., Feb. 21, 3-6 p.m., Feb. 28, 12-3 p.m.

Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 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.

Mar
3
Fri
2017
Words, Writers & West Seattle: Enduring Conviction – Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Professor Lorraine Bannai presents her new book, “Enduring Conviction – Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice” Friday, March 3rd at Barnes & Noble/Westwood for “Words, Writers & West Seattle”

Knowing that the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II was a fundamental denial of basic human rights, a young attorney, Lori Bannai, helped vindicate a Japanese American man who resisted F.D.R.’s Executive Order. She has now written a book about him, his wartime case, and how, decades later, he won a measure of justice for himself and the Japanese American community – Enduring Conviction: Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice (published by University of Washington Press (2015)).

Bannai combines insider knowledge of the case with extensive archival research, personal letters, and interviews with Korematsu, his family, and close friends. She uncovered the inspiring story of a humble, soft-spoken man who fought tirelessly against human rights abuses long after he was exonerated.

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society sponsors this free book-talk series on the ‘First Friday’ of each month. Lori’s presentation will take place at 5 pm, on Friday, March 3rd, 2017, at Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village.

After refusing to leave for incarceration when ordered, Korematsu was eventually arrested and convicted of a federal crime before being sent to the internment camp at Topaz, Utah. He appealed his conviction to the Supreme Court, which, in one of the most infamous cases in American legal history, upheld the wartime orders. Forty years later, Bannai was part of a team of young attorneys who reopened Korematsu’s case and cleared his conviction based on proof that the government suppressed, altered, and destroyed material evidence while prosecuting Korematsu during WWII. In 1998, President Bill Clinton awarded Korematsu the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Lori Bannai now the Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality and a Professor of Lawyering Skills at Seattle University School of Law. Her parents and their families were incarcerated in a camp in World War II. She has lived in West Seattle for 24 years and has raised her two children there.

“Words, Writers & West Seattle’s” next book-talk is scheduled for April 7th and will feature Judy Bentley and her book, “Hiking Washington’s History”, focusing on areas around the Duwamish River. For videos on these 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 206-280-9983 or by e-mail at Dora-Faye@comcast.net.

Mar
4
Sat
2017
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Spring Cleaning workshop @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Providence Mount St. Vincent and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish to host Spring Cleaning workshop

It’s time for spring cleaning! But before jumping headlong into organizing belongings, financials and starting to downsize, Providence Mount St. Vincent and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish invite you to attend their Spring Cleaning workshop. Participants will learn how to clarify priorities, purpose, personal mission and values, and to develop a thoughtful plan.

The workshop is sponsored by Providence Mount St. Vincent assisted living and nursing home in West Seattle and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. It features Rebecca Crichton, executive director of Northwest Center for Creative Aging and Father Jack Walmesley, pastor at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. They will engage and entertain participants with their insights into creating space and time for what people really want in their lives.

The workshop will be held from 9 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday March 4, 2017, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. It will include coffee and refreshments, vendors to connect participants with resources, and a program and interactive workshop led by Crichton, with opening remarks by Father Walmesley. A $5 donation is suggested.

Register by calling 206-935-0358 or e-mailing Marion Kari at marionk@olgseattle.org. More information about Providence Mount St. Vincent can be found online at www.providence.org/themount. More information about Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish can be found online at https://olgseattle.org.

North Shorewood Park Volunteer Work Party
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join King County Parks Volunteer Program staff and fellow community members to help make North Shorewood Park a healthier forest! On Saturday, March 4th, from 10 am-2 pm we will remove weeds from around plantings that volunteers put in the ground over the last two winters. We will also move some wood chip mulch around these plantings to give them a better chance of surviving. We will also tour the forested trails of the park and have some environmental education about the park and the important role our forests and parks play in White Center. Event is free and all are welcome! Please contact Lina Rose, Volunteer Coordinator, prior to the event for more info and to RSVP sign up- lina.rose@kingcounty.gov or 206.491.5014

Mar
9
Thu
2017
Free seminar: Your Business – Start Smart @ Delridge Library
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Delridge Library: Are you thinking of going into business for yourself? Join entrepreneur and business coach Jeff Levy March 9, 2017, 6–8 pm as he walks you through what it really takes to start and run a business. Registration is encouraged.

Whether you are purchasing a company, starting a new venture, or seeking a franchise award, you’ll learn whether starting a business is right for you at this time in your life and in this economic cycle.

This seminar covers the fundamentals of starting a business including; incorporation, financing, stakeholder development, and business planning. Jeff shares practical vignettes and stories from his experience as a business owner and manager. You’ll have time to ask questions and get ideas.

The seminar will help you understand:

• How personal and business motivations effect success
• The essential qualities of an entrepreneur
• The seven centers of management attention
• Differences in the startup, purchasing a business, and a franchise award
• Different types of legal structures and why one might incorporate
• Elements of a good business plan
• Pros and cons of different financing options available
• Local resources to help you to the next stage of business ownership.

Levy is a nationally recognized consultant and coach to individuals interested in exploring self-employment. Jeff shares from his wealth of business experience as a founding member of Windswept Capital, President and COO of Spider Staging Corporation, officer at Flow International, and Executive VP and principle of SafeWorks LLC.

As a business coach Jeff has helped several hundred people begin their first business. He serves on several college entrepreneurial advisory boards and is regular guest speaker at SCORE and the Women’s Business Center. He is also the co-author of “Making the Jump Into Small Business Ownership.”

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

Mar
11
Sat
2017
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

South Delridge Neighborhood Group Community Cleanup
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Please join us for our South Delridge Community Group monthly clean-up!

Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
17th Ave Southwest and Southwest Henderson Street

Every second Saturday of the month, we spend one hour cleaning up a part of our neighborhood. Meeting folks and doing something good for our community is a great way to start the day. Please join us!

We will be meeting at the southeast corner of 17th Ave SW and SW Henderson Street at 10 AM. This month, we will focus our cleanup activities in the alleyway between 16th Ave SW and 17th Ave SW, from SW Henderson St. to SW Barton St.

If you’re able to, please bring a few supplies, like gloves, plastic garbage bags, and a trash “picker-upper.” There will be plenty of extra trash bags for everyone, so please don’t worry about it if you don’t have extra.

Since we like to share the love around the neighborhood, please let us know any time if you have a location you’d like us to tackle next!

Organized by your South Delridge Community Group. Visit us at southdelridge.blogspot.com. Questions or comments? Contact us at southdelridge@gmail.com.

Espalier Tree Pruning Workshop
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 am

City Fruit’s Espalier Pruning and Training Workshop is back by popular demand! Espalier is a method of training fruit trees along a fence or barrier as a way to provide easy fruit growing and harvesting for small spaces. Pruning and training these trees is an important annual maintenance task that helps ensure a healthy harvest each season!

Join City Fruit Saturday, March 11th at 10 am in West Seattle to learn more about this technique! The workshop will cover which tools to use, how to make the best cuts to the trees, and how to train your canopy. It will also cover some basic fruit tree biology and growth response! Feel free to bring your own bypass pruner if you have it to practice! We’d love to have you learn with us!

Buy your tickets here: https://www.cityfruit.org/calendar/espalier-tree-pruning-workshop

Mar
14
Tue
2017
DIY Bikes @ West Seattle Tool Library
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

After a long winter, your bike needs some lovin’. DIY Bikes loves bicycles and we have the bike shops best practices to share the love with you. We provide the work space, the tools, the cleaning materials and the lubes. You provide the bike and the willingness to learn new techniques.

We will be working at the West Seattle Tool Libraryevery Tuesday in March from 5-7:30 pm. The address is 4408 Delridge Way SW right on the way home from work for many of you. See you next Tuesday, March 14th,for our first workshop

diybikes.org

Mar
18
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

Mar
21
Tue
2017
DIY Bikes @ West Seattle Tool Library
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

After a long winter, your bike needs some lovin’. DIY Bikes loves bicycles and we have the bike shops best practices to share the love with you. We provide the work space, the tools, the cleaning materials and the lubes. You provide the bike and the willingness to learn new techniques.

We will be working at the West Seattle Tool Libraryevery Tuesday in March from 5-7:30 pm. The address is 4408 Delridge Way SW right on the way home from work for many of you. See you next Tuesday, March 14th,for our first workshop

diybikes.org

Mar
24
Fri
2017
Panel Discussion: “Women in the Open Water” @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

In 2016, several amazing Northwest women swimmers made news doing the nearly impossible. This forum will highlight their triumphant stories. Whether you dream of swimming in the open water yourself or simply want to learn more about this challenging sport, you are invited for a memorable evening. http://say-yes-to-life-swims.com/news/

Mar
25
Sat
2017
Self-defense workshop benefiting OneAmerica @ SIMA
Mar 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Seattle Integrated Martial Arts will be conducting a community-based Self-Defense Workshop on Saturday, March 25th, 12:30 – 2:00.

We will be raising money for a local organization, OneAmerica, that helps immigrant communities and fights for human rights.

The workshop is “free” but we are asking a suggested donation of $30 or whatever people can contribute.
Space is also limited. Call 206-935-4531 or email classes@simamartialarts.com to register.

Mar
28
Tue
2017
DIY Bikes @ West Seattle Tool Library
Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

After a long winter, your bike needs some lovin’. DIY Bikes loves bicycles and we have the bike shops best practices to share the love with you. We provide the work space, the tools, the cleaning materials and the lubes. You provide the bike and the willingness to learn new techniques.

We will be working at the West Seattle Tool Libraryevery Tuesday in March from 5-7:30 pm. The address is 4408 Delridge Way SW right on the way home from work for many of you. See you next Tuesday, March 14th,for our first workshop

diybikes.org

Apr
1
Sat
2017
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Apr
8
Sat
2017
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

South Delridge Community Group & WWRHAH Neighborhood Cleanup
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Neighborhood clean-up @ 25th Ave SW & SW Trenton St. on Saturday April 8, 10:00am – 11:00am. Rain or shine, hope to see you there! Supplies will be provided by the City.

Organized by the South Delridge Community Group & the Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights (WWRHAH) Community Council.

Find us at southdelridge.blogspot.com and wwrhah.wordpress.com. Questions or comments? Write to us at southdelridge@gmail.com.

Apr
10
Mon
2017
Student Assistant Program Application Workshop @ High Point Library
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Student Assistant Application Workshop – This workshop is for students ages 16 and up (without a Bachelor’s degree) who are interested in becoming a Student Assistant at the library. The Student Assistant is a paid position. Find out more of what the Student Assistant Program at the library is all about, and begin your application.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 10 at the High Point Branch, 206-684-7454

West Seattle PCC’s WS Food Bank packaging work party @ West Seattle Food Bank
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From West Seattle’s PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor):

West Seattle PCC Food Bank packaging work party at the West Seattle Food Bank

Monday, February 13, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, April 10, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, June 12, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, August 14, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, October 9, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, December 11, 2017, 7 pm

Help package bulk foods purchased with PCC Food Bank Program donations from PCC shoppers. Everyone is welcome! For more information, contact Community Relations at 206-547-1222 or e-mail: communityrelations@pccsea.com. Learn more about the PCC Food Bank Program.

Apr
12
Wed
2017
South Seattle College free Admissions Workshop @ South Seattle College
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

 

South Seattle College is holding a free Admissions Workshop to help community members and future students with the admission and enrollment process.

Attendees will get hands-on help completing their free college application.  Additional topics covered include funding resources to help pay for college (including financial aid, scholarships and work study), guidance on the steps to enroll, tips on registering for classes and new student orientation. 

The workshop is designed for future students interested in applying to South’s academic transfer and professional/technical career training programs, and information will also be shared on those pathways.

Drop-ins are welcome, and signing up in advance is encouraged.  Please visit the Admissions Workshop webpage to learn more and RSVP.

Wednesday, April 12
3-4:30 p.m.
South Seattle College Library, Room LIB 217 

 

Apr
15
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

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
22
Sat
2017
Duwamish Alive! spring edition
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Various locations around West Seattle and elsewhere on the Duwamish River and in its watershed – here are details and how to volunteer.

Duwamish Alive! with Nature Consortium @ Pigeon Point Park
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Nature Consortium and Earth Corps will be co-hosting a fun and vibrant volunteer event within the West Duwamish Greenbelt as part of a Duwamish Alive! day of service. Past Earth Day events have brought hundreds of volunteers to our sites in an annual collaboration dating back to 2006. This year volunteers will be working on weeding and mulching to help this important urban forest stay healthy. No prior experience is necessary. Just come ready to get dirty and have fun! Additionally, the volunteer work will be accompanied by live musicians, bringing a fun, creative element to our restoration tasks!

When: Saturday April 22nd
Time: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Where: Pigeon Point Park next to Pathfinder School

How to sign up? Register online
http://www.naturec.org/volunteer/

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
Immigrant Rights & Family Safety Planning Workshop @ Roxhill Elementary
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The Seattle Public Library is partnering with Colectiva Legal del Pueblo, Seattle Public Schools, and the ACLU of Washington, to offer immigrant rights and family safety planning workshops at two locations.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Workshops will be offered in Spanish and English. Spanish text is available in the Library’s Calendar of Events.

These workshops aim to mitigate the effects of a family member—many times the head of a family—being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Participants will learn how to develop a family safety plan, gather relevant documents to fight a deportation case and support someone who is detained.

By creating plans for children in mixed-status households, parents will be able to plan for the prospect of separation by designating temporary legal guardianship. At the workshop, families are guided through filling out general power of attorney documents that give authority to a spouse or another person to make decisions in the event of a separation.

Other topics covered will include the most recent updates on executive orders, as well as past policies, memos and executive orders that have shaped legal and ICE practices.

5 pm to 6:30 pm, Monday, April 24
Roxhill Elementary School, 9430 30th Ave S.W.

For more information, call the Library at 206-252-957 0r Ask a Librarian.

(A second workshop will be offered Monday, May 8 at the South Park Branch, 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm, 8604 Eighth Ave. S., 206-615-1688)

Apr
26
Wed
2017
Starting a Business for Real People @ West Seattle Office Junction
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Creative Entrepreneur: What is the Fringe Economy & How Do I Join It?

Presentation: The Fringe Market is huge. Bigly humongous, generating over $1 trillion in 2009 in the U.S. alone (For comparison, the U.S. had a $14 trillion economy that year.)

But how can you start a business there if you don’t know where it is or even what it is. I’ll explain what this market is and how it effects the new business founder for fifteen minutes, then throw the meeting up to questions and comments.

Includes a BrainWriting Session ~ Bring your questions and problems and we’ll look – as a group – for a creative answer.

BE PREPARED to network your business with cards and a practiced Elevator Statement.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
West Seattle Office Junction
6040 California Avenue SW

Price: $10.00 /per person – RSVP required at meetup.com/Starting-a-Business-for-Real-People

My blog: The Creative Entrepreneur (smartstartbusiness.blogspot.com)

Apr
29
Sat
2017
The Creative Advantage: Reteaching Gender & Sexuality event
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is an off-site Seattle Art Museum event that takes place at Youngstown Cultural Art Center in West Seattle.

How do norms of gender, sexuality, and family take shape within school communities, classroom learning, and youth cultures? How are recent cultural and policy debates influencing the health and well-being of LGBTQ students? Reteaching gender and sexuality is a framework for self-reflection and action that considers how gender and sexuality norms intersect with other vectors of social power (such as racism, xenophobia, ableism, etc.) and result in inequities. Participants will discuss their current practices, share resources, and sharpen their skills in addressing these inequities with children, K-12. The workshop will highlight the significant role of the arts and cultural organizing in LGBTQ social change strategies and liberation movements.

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 1pm -4pm

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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
6
Sat
2017
Lincoln Park TLC work party
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Community Orchard of West Seattle meetup/weekend work party @ South Seattle College
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

COWS (Community Orchard of West Seattle) Weekend Workparty

Where: South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), located North Entrance, 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle

WHEN:
Saturday, May 6th 10am – 2pm

HOW: Run, walk, bike, or bus routes 128 and 125 stops in front of (RSB) Building.

Remember to bring gloves and drinking water. Dress according to weather.

Mission: COWS will grow a free source of local fruit and vegetables for volunteers and local food security programs while engaging people in sustainable agriculture education and community gathering.

More info here:

No Meetups July & August for Summer Break

 

May
7
Sun
2017
Morgan Junction Community Cleanup
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

RSVP to be part of this community cleanup starting at 9 am near Thriftway/Domino’s – details are in our story.

May
8
Mon
2017
Immigrant Rights & Family Safety Planning Workshop @ Roxhill Elementary
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Seattle Public Library is partnering with Colectiva Legal del Pueblo, Seattle Public Schools, and the ACLU of Washington, to offer immigrant rights and family safety planning workshops at two locations.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Workshops will be offered in Spanish and English. Spanish text is available in the Library’s Calendar of Events.

These workshops aim to mitigate the effects of a family member—many times the head of a family—being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Participants will learn how to develop a family safety plan, gather relevant documents to fight a deportation case and support someone who is detained.

By creating plans for children in mixed-status households, parents will be able to plan for the prospect of separation by designating temporary legal guardianship. At the workshop, families are guided through filling out general power of attorney documents that give authority to a spouse or another person to make decisions in the event of a separation.

Other topics covered will include the most recent updates on executive orders, as well as past policies, memos and executive orders that have shaped legal and ICE practices.

Monday, May 8
6 p.m. to 7:30 pm
South Park Library Branch, 8604 Eighth Ave. S, 206-615-1688

For more information, call the Library at 206-252-957 0r Ask a Librarian.

May
10
Wed
2017
South Seattle College free Admissions Workshop @ South Seattle College
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

South Seattle College is holding a free Admissions Workshop to help community members and future students with the admission and enrollment process.

Wednesday, May 10
10-11:30am
South Seattle College Library, Room LIB 217  (campus map)

Attendees will get hands-on help completing their free college application.  Additional topics covered include funding resources to help pay for college (including financial aid, scholarships and work study), guidance on the steps to enroll, tips on registering for classes and new student orientation.

The workshop is designed for future students interested in applying to South’s academic transfer program and the professional/technical career training programs, and information will also be shared on those pathways.

Drop-ins are welcome, and signing up in advance is encouraged.  Please visit the Admissions Workshop webpage to learn more and RSVP.

Seattle Reads: Meet Author Angela Flournoy @ Southwest Library
May 10 @ 12:30 pm – 1:40 pm

Come meet Angela Flournoy and join in a discussion about Flournoy’s novel, “The Turner House”with the writer and other readers .

Flournoy will also discuss “The Turner House,” take audience questions and sign books : From 12:30 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, May 10 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W.

Note: The Library will open at its regular Sunday time of 1 p.m. The West Seattle Branch Meeting Room only will open at 11:30 a.m. for this event.

ABOUT ‘THE TURNER HOUSE’

“The Turner House” is a compelling consideration of the price we pay for our dreams and the ways in which our families bring us home. Growing up in California, author Angela Flournoy often visited Detroit where her father grew up. The fiction she read never depicted the experiences of people like her family – working class African-Americans who made up the majority of the city. “The Turner House” explores this American story. “The Turner House” was a finalist for the National Book Award, was shortlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, nominated for an NAACP Image Award and named a New York Times Notable Book of 2015.

ABOUT ANGELA FLOURNOY

Flournoy is the author of “The Turner House” and a 5 Under 35 honoree by the National Book Foundation. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review and she has written for The New York Times, the New Republic and the Los Angeles Times. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and The Writer’s Foundry at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn.

ABOUT SEATTLE READS

Seattle Reads was the first citywide reading program of its kind in the country and is designed to deepen engagement in literature through reading and discussion. This year’s 2017 Seattle Reads program is made possible by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and The Wallace Foundation, with additional support from media sponsors The Seattle Times and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

For more information, call the Library at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.

Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are 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. Limited free parking and street parking are available at the branch.

May
13
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

5400 Delridge Community Cleanup @ Delridge Branch Library
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come one, come all to a Spring Clean on the 5400 block of Delridge Way! This block is home to the Delridge Library, Southwest Early Learning, Community Care, DESC Cottage Grove Commons, small businesses, and many residences.

Volunteers will gather on Saturday, May 13 at 10:00 AM outside the Delridge Branch Library at 5423 Delridge Way SW.

Bring your kids, your neighbors, and a good work ethic – spend a couple hours beautifying your community and do a good deed!

Gloves, bags, grabbers, vests, and a handful of tools will be provided. There will be snacks, community safety information, and a prize for the person who finds the most interesting piece of rubbish.

This event is being organized as part of a community safety project led by Seattle Neighborhood Group.

Please visit our website at www.sngi.org for more information about our work.

If you have questions, please contact Jake Hellenkamp at jake@sngi.org or 253-353-0396.

Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

South Delridge Neighborhood Group monthly cleanup
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

South Delridge neighborhood monthly cleanup

Saturday 05/13   10:00 am – 11:00 am

Meeting folks and doing something good for our community is a great way to start the day. Please join us!  We will meet at the corner of 17th Ave SW and SW Henderson Street. This month, we will focus our cleanup activities on 17th Ave SW & 18th Ave SW between Barton & Trenton.

If you’re able to, please bring a few supplies, like gloves, plastic garbage bags, and a trash “picker-upper.” There will be plenty of extra trash bags for everyone, so please don’t worry about it if you don’t have extra.

Organized by your South Delridge Community Group. Visit us at southdelridge.blogspot.com. Questions or comments? Contact us at southdelridge@gmail.com.

May
16
Tue
2017
Airplant Terrarium Workshop @ Pecado Bueno
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CRAFTY AFTER DARK

Airplant terrarium workshop @Pecado Bueno

7pm Tuesday, May 16

To Register, go here.

May
17
Wed
2017
Free Self-Defense Workshop @ West Seattle High School Library
May 17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Come Discover Your Power!

The WAVE Foundation will be leading a FREE workshop at West Seattle High School on Wednesday, May 17th from 3:30-5:30pm in the Library. The School-based Health Center sponsored by Neighborcare Health will be hosting and providing snacks!

With sexual assault dominating media headlines, TV shows and adolescents real and current lives this workshop is more important than ever. This workshop with the WAVE Foundation is designed to give adolescents real tools to protect themselves including intuition honing, de-escalation, boundary setting, assertive communication, and self-defense and fighting techniques, as well as access to resources for survivors of violence or abuse. Because the vast majority of those directly impacted by sexual assault are women, be sure to come with the understanding that the workshop’s target audience is girls and young women; however, ALL students, friends, parents and community members of all genders are welcome to attend!

For more information contact the Neighborcare Health School-based Health Center at West Seattle High School at (206) 658-8048.

May
20
Sat
2017
Friends of Puget Park: Trails Work Party
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Friends of Puget Park – Trails Work Party
Date 5/20/17
Time 9 am to Noon
Location: Meet at 1900 SW Dawson ST (Trailhead)

Come join this trails work party in Puget Park, which is located within the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Seattle Parks and a group of neighbors from Puget Ridge have been working on improving the Puget Park trail and would appreciate your help making upgrades to this important piece of a future trails network within the greenbelt. Please stop by and help out for as little or as much time as you can offer.

Tools will be provided but it is recommended that you bring work gloves and wear sturdy footwear.

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
25
Thu
2017
FREE Move vs. Remodel Workshop @ Graystone Mortgage, LLC
May 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Thinking of moving or remodeling your home?
Come to a FREE Move vs. Remodel Workshop!
With home prices steadily rising in West Seattle, many home owners are wondering whether they should move or remodel. We’ll explore both options in-depth and find the solution that’s best for you.

Learn about:

  • Typical remodeling costs and timelines
  • Remodel finance options
  • West Seattle real estate information

Presented by:
Josh Niederberger, Professional Contractor at Niederberger Contracting (WSB Sponsor)
Sam Centioli (NMLS#50704), Mortgage Loan Originator at Graystone Mortgage, LLC (CO. NMLS #18163)
Heidi Mitchell, Real Estate Broker at Best Choice Realty, LLC
If you are currently working with a licensed real estate broker in the state of Washington, this class is not intended to solicit your business.

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
3
Sat
2017
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Introduction to Food Forest Workshop with Kimberly Leeper & Jackie Cramer @ Community Orchard of WS
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Introduction to Food Forest Workshop
Saturday, June 3, 2017
10am – 12:30pm

Dear Friends of The Orchard,

In the wonderful and educational space that is the Community Orchard of West Seattle, begin to learn about, and practice, the design process of analyzing your site for a food forest – a garden modeled on the structure of young natural woodland and utilizing multifunctional plants of which most are edible.

We will also explore some benefits of food forests (ex. less maintenance, beneficial wildlife habitat). We will wrap up with some hands-on plant guild design and planting time.

Helpful resources will be shared with you to aid you in successfully growing your own urban/suburban food forest!

Light snacks and refreshments provided. Feel free to bring some to share!

Suggested Donation: $10 – $25. Please choose an amount to pay on the sliding scale that you feel is equitable. This rate helps cover costs while offering a discount for those that need it. No one turned away who are unable to pay.

What to Bring:
Gloves
Sturdy shoes or boots
Dress for weather
Reusable water bottle
Notebook, Pencil/Pen
Your curiosity about Food Forests
Snack to share
RSVP: info@fruitinwestseattle.org

COWS is honored to host this class with Kimberly Leeper & Jackie Cramer.

Kimberly Leeper has been a Seattlite for 22 years and is an educator, permaculture designer, plant and wildlife enthusiast who specializes in Pacific NW native plants, beneficial wildlife habitat, and food forests/edible forest gardens. She has a background in teaching and learning with children and adults in a variety of settings; volunteering with community gardens and plant-related endeavors – Beacon Food Forest for past 4 years; and leading a sustainable landscaping company – Mariposa Naturescapes (2005 – 2016) and Oasis Edible Naturescapes (2016 to present).

Jackie Cramer is a permaculture designer, landscaper and educator. She has worked the land for over twenty years as farmer, planner, and community organizer. She is co founder of the Beacon Food Forest, and the permaculture education collective. She continues to learn from the land and people she serves.

Directions: Community Orchard of West Seattle is located at the North entrance of the South Seattle College parking lot. Follow the north entrance road past the Chinese garden and Nursery and arrive at the orchard before the road bends to the right.

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.

West Seattle High School Centennial and All-School Reunion
Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:45 pm

2017 Schedule of Events:

4:00 – 4:30 pm Pick up programs, name tag and roam the halls
4:30 – 5:15 pm Individual Class Reunions in assigned rooms.
4:30 – 5:15 pm “92 Years of Westside Pride” video in the Theater
5:15 – 6:15 pm Presentations in the Theater: Hall of Fame induction, Scholar-ships Awarded, Recognition of the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1967
6:15 – 6:30 pm Assemble outside the North Entrance for the Group Hug Photo
6:30 pm Photo shoot – please be prompt

ALL ARE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR THE GROUP HUG PHOTO EVENT:

The photo known as a Group Hug for West Seattle High School will be taken at the conclusion of the annual All-School Reunion that afternoon.

Mark the date, June 3rd, 2017!

For more information, or to volunteer to help, contact Jim Biava, All-School Reunion chair, 206-387-2683, jim@jimbiava.com, or Clay Eals, executive director, Southwest Seattle Historical Society, 206-484-8008, clay.eals@loghousemuseum.info

Jun
10
Sat
2017
Health Care Decision Making @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Providence Mount St. Vincent and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish to host Health Care Decision Making event

Join Providence Mount St. Vincent and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish to learn how to plan ahead for your personal health-care wishes. One of the greatest stresses for a family is having to guess what health care choices a loved one would make – if this hasn’t been discussed in advance. This workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday June 10, 2017, at Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave SW, Seattle, Pigott Chapel, 3rd floor. It will include coffee and refreshments.

An interactive program will feature Jen Kulik, who will facilitate, through drama, how challenging, insightful and humorous conversations to clarify health care wishes can be between spouses, parents and siblings. Our Lady of Guadalupe Father Jack Walmesley will offer opening remarks. Participants will receive a copy of Five Wishes – a practical tool and resource to help guide families through these conversations. A $5 donation is suggested. Register by contacting Ann Martin at 206-938-6194 or Ann.Martin@providence.org.

More information about Providence Mount St. Vincent can be found at www.providence.org/themount. More information about Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish can be found at olgseattle.org.

Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

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
12
Mon
2017
West Seattle PCC’s WS Food Bank packaging work party @ West Seattle Food Bank
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From West Seattle’s PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor):

West Seattle PCC Food Bank packaging work party at the West Seattle Food Bank

Monday, February 13, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, April 10, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, June 12, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, August 14, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, October 9, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, December 11, 2017, 7 pm

Help package bulk foods purchased with PCC Food Bank Program donations from PCC shoppers. Everyone is welcome! For more information, contact Community Relations at 206-547-1222 or e-mail: communityrelations@pccsea.com. Learn more about the PCC Food Bank Program.

Jun
14
Wed
2017
WordsWest Literary Series: ‘A Kids’ Night of Invention and Adventure’ @ C & P Coffee Company
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm

WordsWest Literary Series Presents “A Kids’ Night of Invention and Adventure” with Sundee T. Frazier and Kazu Kibuishi @ C & P Coffee Co., 6:00 pm, Wed., June 14, 2017.
Favorite Poem and Summer Reading Table by Jenny Cole, Co-Owner of Page 2 Books

Join WordsWest on June 14, 2017, 6pm, for a Kids’ Night of Invention and Adventure with nationally renowned Scholastic authors Sundee T. Frazier (Cleo Edison Oliver) and Kazu Kibuishi (AMULET graphic novel series). Jenny Cole of Burien’s Page 2 Books will share a Favorite Poem and host a Summer Reading Table. Yummy treats will be served! This evening is partially funded by Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.

Sundee T. Frazier is an ALA Coretta Scott King Award winner for Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything in It. Her heartfelt, entertaining stories address subjects close to her heart: ethnic identity, growing up in interracial families, and multi-generational dynamics. Her books have been nominated for twelve state children’s choice awards and been recognized by the Children’s Book Council, Oprah’s Book Club, and Kirkus Reviews (Best Children’s Books of the Year). Her latest is Cleo Edison Oliver in Persuasion Power about an irresistible 10-year-old entrepreneur. Cleo is one of ten books in Seattle Public Library’s 2017 Global Reading Challenge. Sundee lives in Renton.

Kazu Kibuishi is the writer and artist of the New York Times bestselling AMULET graphic novel series, published by Scholastic. He is also the editor/art director/cover artist of the EXPLORER and FLIGHT Comic Anthologies, and is the cover illustrator of the Harry Potter 15th Anniversary Edition paperbacks from Scholastic. His debut graphic novel, Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, won a YALSA Best Books for Young Adults Award. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kazu moved to the U.S. with his mother and brother when he was a child. He graduated from Film Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2000, and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He currently works as a full-time graphic novelist. Kazu lives near Seattle, Washington with his wife and two children.

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to guided writing explorations. Each month we also host a community member to share his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw.

Jun
17
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

Jun
22
Thu
2017
West Seattle Transportation Coalition workshop for light-rail stations, routing @ Hall at Fauntleroy
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the West Seattle Transportation Coalition for a community-led workshop on routing/stations for WS light rail. Special time and location. Full details in our preview.

Jun
24
Sat
2017
Clean up Alki with Seal Sitters
Jun 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

9:30 am-noon, join Seal Sitters’ “Sentinels of the Sound” beach cleanup – full details in our preview, including how to RSVP.

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

Jul
1
Sat
2017
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Forest Restoration Work Party @ Westcrest Park
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Forest Restoration Work Party @ Westcrest Park.
Saturdays 7/1 and 8/5 from 10 am – 2 pm.

Join DIRT Corps in revitalizing the southwest portion of Westcrest Park. The first step to bringing back this parcel is to remove invasive species. Once we have cleared the land, we will plant at later volunteer events this year.

The beginning of this volunteer event will include a brief weed ID education class. Learn about the different types of invasives, why they are harmful, and how to get rid of them. Combine knowledge with action as we work together to clear this beautiful space of harmful species that overtakes an area. Many of you might already have this experience in your own backyard!

There will be more events to come where we gradually transform and maintain Westcrest and make it a great public space for everyone to enjoy. Let us know of any questions, hope to see you out there!
PLEASE REGISTER HERE:

PARK: South parking lot off of SW Henderson St, next to the dog park.
MEET: Meet at southeast side of the south parking lot, next to the horse barn.
To learn more about DIRT Corps please visit www.thedirtcorps.com.
email contact: kat@thedirtcorps.com

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
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

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).

Rose Garden Work Party @ SSC Arboretum @ South Seattle College
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Rose Garden Work Party at the South Seattle College Arboretum (WSB Sponsor), July 8, 2017, 10 am – noon.

Please join our Second Saturday Co-Hort this month as we take care of the Rose Garden. Now is a great time of year to enjoy the sunshine and smells of our Great Plant Picks rose selections. We will focus on weeding, plant health care and deadheading spent blooms to keep the rose garden looking great. It may be very sunny so make sure to bring water, sunscreen and good protective clothing. If you have your own gloves – even better (if you are going to work near the roses themselves you may want to bring leather gloves). From 10 AM – noon, arrive early to enjoy coffee, tea and treats, in the Garden Center. We look forward to having you!

Jul
15
Sat
2017
Longfellow Creek Restoration Event
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Dig in with EarthCorps at Longfellow Creek! Join us as we restore the greenbelt above Longfellow Creek at Juneau Street. Projects this summer are working to prepare the greenbelt for planting this fall. Come ready to learn something new about your neighborhood forest and creek! At this special event, Lunch is provided! Sign up here.

Jul
17
Mon
2017
‘Make It, Then Play It’ Family Workshop Series” @ the Delridge Library
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

“Make It, Then Play It – Family Workshop Series” @ the Delridge Library.
This is a family workshop for children ages 9-12, with a parent or caregiver who will also participate in the class.

Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date.

Monday, July 17, 2017, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 24, 2017, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 31, 2017, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Don’t just play games – make them with the University of Washington Center for Game Science!

This three-day family workshop will be taught by the creator of BlockStudio, a new system that lets novices create games and animations rapidly, without using text-based code. The final day will consist of a show-and-tell session, where families will show off their creations to each other.

This program is part of the Library’s 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! The Library is offering hundreds of free programs and activities for children and teens to keep youth engaged in reading and learning all summer long.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required.

The 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! is funded by generous donations from The Seattle Public Library Foundation and Tableau.

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 or visiting the branch.
Contact Info Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 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.

Jul
19
Wed
2017
Southwest Stories: “West Side Story” @ West Seattle Branch Library
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Southwest Stories: “West Side Story” – The 30th Anniversary of Home-Grown History, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 6:30 – 7:45pm @ the West Seattle Branch 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.

Southwest Historical Society Executive Director Clay Eals and Brad Chrisman share the story of conceiving, researching, writing, assembling, publishing, promoting (and updating?) West Seattle’s local history “classic,” West Side Story.

Produced by the West Seattle Herald and White Center News (Robinson Newspapers), with Brad as editorial coordinator, and Clay as editor and project manager, West Side Story still makes for great reading, and has become an invaluable resource for those exploring Seattle history.

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.

Jul
21
Fri
2017
Longfellow Creek Restoration event
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Longfellow Creek Restoration event in the West Seattle Greenbelt on July 21, 2017 from 10 am – 2 pm.

Dig in with EarthCorps at Longfellow Creek!
Join us as we restore the greenbelt above Longfellow Creek at Juneau Street. Projects this summer are working to prepare the greenbelt for planting this fall. Come ready to learn something new about your neighborhood forest and creek! At this special event, Lunch is provided! Sign up here.

Jul
22
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

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
24
Mon
2017
‘Make It, Then Play It’ Family Workshop Series” @ the Delridge Library
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

“Make It, Then Play It – Family Workshop Series” @ the Delridge Library.
This is a family workshop for children ages 9-12, with a parent or caregiver who will also participate in the class.

Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date.

Monday, July 17, 2017, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 24, 2017, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 31, 2017, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Don’t just play games – make them with the University of Washington Center for Game Science!

This three-day family workshop will be taught by the creator of BlockStudio, a new system that lets novices create games and animations rapidly, without using text-based code. The final day will consist of a show-and-tell session, where families will show off their creations to each other.

This program is part of the Library’s 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! The Library is offering hundreds of free programs and activities for children and teens to keep youth engaged in reading and learning all summer long.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required.

The 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! is funded by generous donations from The Seattle Public Library Foundation and Tableau.

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 or visiting the branch.
Contact Info Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 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.

Jul
28
Fri
2017
Chief Sealth High School Multi-Class Reunion—All Classes 60’s, 70’s & 80’s @ Lincoln Park
Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chief Sealth High School Multi-Class Reunion—All Classes 60’s, 70’s & 80’s Welcome! Friday, July 28th from 5-8 pm.
Lincoln Park Shelters closest to Fauntleroy Ferry Dock on the beach
FREE! Go here Chief Sealth All Class Reunion for more information.

Jul
30
Sun
2017
Sunday Funday @ the Log House Museum
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Arts, crafts, and snacks for kids.
July 30th, August 27th; 1-3 p.m.
Log House Museum Courtyard
61st SW/SW Stevens

Jul
31
Mon
2017
‘Make It, Then Play It’ Family Workshop Series” @ the Delridge Library
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

“Make It, Then Play It – Family Workshop Series” @ the Delridge Library.
This is a family workshop for children ages 9-12, with a parent or caregiver who will also participate in the class.

Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date.

Monday, July 17, 2017, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 24, 2017, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 31, 2017, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Don’t just play games – make them with the University of Washington Center for Game Science!

This three-day family workshop will be taught by the creator of BlockStudio, a new system that lets novices create games and animations rapidly, without using text-based code. The final day will consist of a show-and-tell session, where families will show off their creations to each other.

This program is part of the Library’s 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! The Library is offering hundreds of free programs and activities for children and teens to keep youth engaged in reading and learning all summer long.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required.

The 2017 Summer of Learning program, Blast Off to Space! is funded by generous donations from The Seattle Public Library Foundation and Tableau.

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 or visiting the branch.
Contact Info Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 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
3
Thu
2017
Riverside Memorial cleanup
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join the Southwest Seattle Historical Society in cleaning up the Riverside Memorial area at 3810 17th SW in preparation for an upcoming tour – details here.

Aug
4
Fri
2017
Lincoln Park Restoration Event
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join EarthCorps as we work to restore portions of Lincoln Park on Friday, August 04, 2017, 10 am-2 pm. We will be working to remove weeds from around native plantings to help this beautiful forest thrive. Come ready to learn something new and get dirty. Sign up online here.

Aug
5
Sat
2017
Fauntleroy Triangle Tree Ambassadors Work Party
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fauntleroy Triangle Tree Ambassadors Work Party

Saturday, August 5
9 am – 12 pm
Meet at triangle at the intersection of Fauntleroy Way SW, 39th Ave SW, and SW Juneau St in Fairmount Springs
RSVP here

Join your neighbors and help us continue the transformation of this neighborhood gem. This triangle, which serves as a busy bus stop, is also home to birds and squirrels and provides a much needed green buffer to the neighboring homes. Help us remove aggressive weeds, care for the mature trees, and improve sightlines for pedestrians and traffic. We will provide tools, gloves, and instruction. No experience necessary.

Forest Restoration Work Party @ Camp Long
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Forest Restoration Work Party @ Camp Long, Friday, August 25, 2017, from 9:00 am – noon.

Join EarthCorps at Camp Long as we restore this vibrant forest! We will be removing a large patch of Ivy deep behind the challenge course. Come prepared for adventure and hard work! Sign up online here.

Lincoln Park TLC work party
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Forest Restoration Work Party @ Camp Long
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Forest Restoration Work Party @ Camp Long, Saturday, September 23, 2017 10 am – 2 pm.

Join EarthCorps at Camp Long as we restore this vibrant forest! We will be removing a large patch of Ivy deep behind the challenge course. Come prepared for adventure and hard work! Sign up online here.

Forest Restoration Work Party @ Westcrest Park
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Forest Restoration Work Party @ Westcrest Park.
Saturdays 7/1 and 8/5 from 10 am – 2 pm.

Join DIRT Corps in revitalizing the southwest portion of Westcrest Park. The first step to bringing back this parcel is to remove invasive species. Once we have cleared the land, we will plant at later volunteer events this year.

The beginning of this volunteer event will include a brief weed ID education class. Learn about the different types of invasives, why they are harmful, and how to get rid of them. Combine knowledge with action as we work together to clear this beautiful space of harmful species that overtakes an area. Many of you might already have this experience in your own backyard!

There will be more events to come where we gradually transform and maintain Westcrest and make it a great public space for everyone to enjoy. Let us know of any questions, hope to see you out there!
PLEASE REGISTER HERE:

PARK: South parking lot off of SW Henderson St, next to the dog park.
MEET: Meet at southeast side of the south parking lot, next to the horse barn.
To learn more about DIRT Corps please visit www.thedirtcorps.com.
email contact: kat@thedirtcorps.com

Aug
6
Sun
2017
Morgan Junction litter cleanup
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:45 am

Come join us and help keep our community clean. This is the third litter clean-up of the summer for Morgan Junction and each time we gather several bags of litter. More volunteers means we can do a larger area.

The city provides us with grabbers, bags, vests and buckets. Plus I have some kiddo vests and grabbers for the wee ones. Bring the family as this is a great way for kids to connect with and care for their community.

If you know you are coming, please RSVP to me at litterleague@gmail.com and let me know how many adults to expect and how many kids (and ages), so that I get enough grabbers from the city.

On August 6 (Sunday), we will meet in the parking lot by the BECU ATM in front of Domino’s and the gas station. I will be there about 8:45, so come between then and 9:00. We work until 10:30, then gather back at the ATM for a photo of what we have collected and return the equipment.

Aug
12
Sat
2017
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

Aug
14
Mon
2017
West Seattle PCC’s WS Food Bank packaging work party @ West Seattle Food Bank
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From West Seattle’s PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor):

West Seattle PCC Food Bank packaging work party at the West Seattle Food Bank

Monday, February 13, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, April 10, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, June 12, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, August 14, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, October 9, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, December 11, 2017, 7 pm

Help package bulk foods purchased with PCC Food Bank Program donations from PCC shoppers. Everyone is welcome! For more information, contact Community Relations at 206-547-1222 or e-mail: communityrelations@pccsea.com. Learn more about the PCC Food Bank Program.

Aug
16
Wed
2017
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.

SWYFS Young Writers Workshop Performance – the BOOT @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm

SWYFS Young Writers Workshop Performance – the BOOT
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
6:00-7:30pm:
Followed by a chance to meet the artists.
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW.

You are invited to the 2017 Southwest Youth and Family Services Writers Workshop performance of The Boot—a collection of spoken words and poetry. Join us as we celebrate their accomplishments. Listen to their stories. Take a step closer to understanding the world they live in, the struggles they encounter and the dreams they have in front of them.

Here is a sample of the amazing poetry from last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3J5c-m–VQ&t=2s

Exclusive opportunity to meet artists & lead instructor.

Light refreshments provided and a chance to meet the young artists.
For more information, please call or email us at 206.937.7680 or info@swyfs.org

Aug
19
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

( EarthCorps ) Longfellow Creek Restoration Event
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday, August 19, 2017. From 10am-2pm @ Longfellow Creek at Juneau St.

Join EarthCorps as we restore the greenbelt above Longfellow Creek at Juneau Street. Projects this summer are working to prepare the greenbelt for planting this fall. Come ready to learn something new about your neighborhood forest and creek! Sign up online here.

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
23
Wed
2017
Poetrybridge @ C & P Coffee
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Poetrybridge @ C&P Coffee Company on Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Poetrybridge is a free, all ages, monthly series with featured readers followed by community (open) mic. For more information on this month’s featured readers and poetry news, go to www.poetrybridgetimes.net.

Aug
25
Fri
2017
Forest Restoration Work Party @ Camp Long
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Forest Restoration Work Party @ Camp Long, Friday, August 25, 2017, from 9:00 am – noon.

Join EarthCorps at Camp Long as we restore this vibrant forest! We will be removing a large patch of Ivy deep behind the challenge course. Come prepared for adventure and hard work! Sign up online here.

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.

Aug
27
Sun
2017
Sunday Funday @ the Log House Museum
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Arts, crafts, and snacks for kids.
July 30th, August 27th; 1-3 p.m.
Log House Museum Courtyard
61st SW/SW Stevens

Bystander Intervention workshop @ Admiral UCC
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Bystander Intervention Workshop on Sunday, August 27, from 2-3:30. Learn how to intervene safely and effectively in a hate-based event.

We’ll present some theory and have lots of time to practice. Join us at Admiral Congregational United Church of Christ, 4320 SW Hill Street. Register at antihate3@gmail.com.

Sep
2
Sat
2017
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Sep
6
Wed
2017
Harvest Moon Photography Workshop @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Sep 6 @ 6:45 pm – 10:45 pm

Moonlight, Lantern Light: Harvest Moon Photography Workshop at the Seattle Chinese Garden, led by photography educator Ray Pfortner.

This rare opportunity to photograph inside the courtyard at night is open to photographers of any skill level from novice to advanced and with any type of digital camera. Learn or perfect techniques for light painting, zooming, and capturing full moon star bursts.

Three evening sessions are on September 6, 9, and 13. Registration is required. Download a flyer with more information here or email Sandy at sandylmar@gmail.com

Sep
9
Sat
2017
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

SCATS Reunion @ Delridge Community Center
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From Tre Gordon:

I have teamed up with a few community members including Susan and Bud Turner, retired teachers and the originators of SCATS, to host an awesome community event. We’re calling it SCATS Reunion! This event will be open to the public and is from 12:00-4:00 pm at the Delridge Community Center. Come see if you’ve still got it! Play games, compete and win prizes. It will be fun for the whole family!

Sep
13
Wed
2017
Harvest Moon Photography Workshop @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Sep 13 @ 6:45 pm – 10:45 pm

Moonlight, Lantern Light: Harvest Moon Photography Workshop at the Seattle Chinese Garden, led by photography educator Ray Pfortner.

This rare opportunity to photograph inside the courtyard at night is open to photographers of any skill level from novice to advanced and with any type of digital camera. Learn or perfect techniques for light painting, zooming, and capturing full moon star bursts.

Three evening sessions are on September 6, 9, and 13. Registration is required. Download a flyer with more information here or email Sandy at sandylmar@gmail.com

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
23
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

Forest Restoration Work Party @ Camp Long
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Forest Restoration Work Party @ Camp Long, Saturday, September 23, 2017 10 am – 2 pm.

Join EarthCorps at Camp Long as we restore this vibrant forest! We will be removing a large patch of Ivy deep behind the challenge course. Come prepared for adventure and hard work! Sign up online here.

WSHS Class of ’77 40th Reunion @ The Brockey Center, South Seattle Collee
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm

West Seattle High School Class of ’77 will hold its 40th reunion the evening of Saturday, September 23rd, at The Brockey Center on the campus of South Seattle College.

All information about the event, as well as the link to purchase tickets, can be found at http://wshsclassof1977.brownpapertickets.com.

Classmates with questions are welcome to contact Mary Rose Toal, reunion committee chair, via email to mary.r.toal@gmail.com.

Sep
29
Fri
2017
Free event: Medicine Songs from the Time of Chief Seattle @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free Duwamish Event. Duwamish Teachings with NW Native Storyteller Johnny Moses: Medicine Songs from the Time of Chief Seattle (Songs of Chief Seattle’s Family). All are invited to share in a deeper understanding of the language and culture of the First People of Seattle, Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe through traditional local songs and stories. Johnny Moses was a recipient of the 2012 WA Governor’s Heritage Award. Sponsored by 4Culture and Duwamish Tribal Services. Free admission/parking.

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, 7-8 pm. Come early to enjoy art gallery and exhibits.

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
206.431.1582 dts@qwestoffice.net
www.duwamishtribe.org

Parking: Additional free parking in area includes 2 parking lots across the street.

By bus, bike, and foot: The longhouse is across the street from the Duwamish Trail. By bus, take Route 21 to Chelan & Spokane, walk/bike 1 mile south on the Duwamish Trail. Cross W. Marginal Way SW at the parking lot driveway of Herring House Park and walk 30 feet south to the longhouse.

Oct
2
Mon
2017
Workshop for Temporary Art in Parks applicants @ Southwest Library
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) and Seattle Parks and Recreation (PARKS) are seeking artists to create temporary art installations or social practice activities for selected Seattle parks to activate and engage their surrounding communities.

ARTS is looking for up to seven artists/artist teams that are interested in engaging with the community and creating artworks or social practice activities that are culturally responsive. Artists who have experience working with residents from historically underrepresented communities including communities of color, immigrant, and refugee communities to develop their artwork are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility and Funding

This call is open to artists living in Washington State who have a documented track record of making art and are interested in creating art in public places. Applicants must be over 18 years old and interested in working collaboratively in public settings.

Each selected artist will receive $4,500, inclusive of all fees including design development for final proposal, materials, installation, WA state sales and use taxes, insurance, and all associated project costs. Selected artists will receive 40% of the total commission upon acceptance of the final artwork proposal, 40% percent after documented installation of the artwork, and the remaining 20% after documented de-installation of artwork, photo documentation and a brief project summary have been delivered.

Application

Click here to apply on CaFÉ.

Deadline
11 p.m., Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (Pacific Standard Time).

Workshops
We strongly encourage you to attend the workshop, especially if you are a first-time applicant. ARTS staff will share more information about the Arts in Parks Temporary Art and Activations call and will review the CaFÉ application process.

**WEST SEATTLE WORKSHOP**

Monday, October 2, 5:30-7 p.m.
Seattle Public Library, Southwest Branch
9010 35th Ave. S.W. Seattle, WA 98126
RSVP here

Oct
7
Sat
2017
Garden Party for Dragonfly Park
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Friends of Dragonfly Park on Saturday, October 7, from 9am-12pm, to get the gardens ready for winter. The main tasks will be laying burlap and spreading sheet mulch.

Seattle Parks and Recreation will provide all of the tools, gloves, and materials. Folks may want to bring a dust mask if they’re sensitive. The Dragonfly Park is located on 28th Ave SW between Yancy and Adams.

If you’d like to meet your neighbors, help protect the watershed (a healthy park = a healthy creek!) and spend a little time outside before the winter sets in, head on over on Saturday morning between 9 and noon.

The group is tracking volunteer hours in order to apply for a city grant to purchase new plants and shrubs in the spring. Every little bit counts, so swing by and say hi.

If you know of a group or business might like to contribute financially or with volunteer hours, reach out to Laura Bruco at lauramaybruco@gmail.com. She’d love to hear from you.

Lincoln Park TLC work party
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

‘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.

Beautify Steve Cox Memorial Park
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join King County Parks in beautifying the front of Steve Cox Memorial Park home of the historic Log Cabin. Volunteers are needed to help plant shrubs and groundcover to the front of the park and the area in front of the White Center Sheriff’s storefront. Event is from 10 am-2 pm. All tools are provided and no experience is needed! Please contact Lina Rose for more information on the project and to sign up – 206.491.5014, lina.rose@kingcounty.gov. Everyone is welcome!

Oct
9
Mon
2017
West Seattle PCC’s WS Food Bank packaging work party @ West Seattle Food Bank
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From West Seattle’s PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor):

West Seattle PCC Food Bank packaging work party at the West Seattle Food Bank

Monday, February 13, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, April 10, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, June 12, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, August 14, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, October 9, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, December 11, 2017, 7 pm

Help package bulk foods purchased with PCC Food Bank Program donations from PCC shoppers. Everyone is welcome! For more information, contact Community Relations at 206-547-1222 or e-mail: communityrelations@pccsea.com. Learn more about the PCC Food Bank Program.

Oct
14
Sat
2017
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

Lincoln Park Restoration Event
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join EarthCorps as we work to restore portions of Lincoln Park on Saturday, October 14, 2017 10 am-2 pm. We will be working to remove weeds from around native plantings to help this beautiful forest thrive. Come ready to learn something new and get dirty. Sign up online here.

Work Party, Plant Sales & Free Wine Tasting @ South Seattle College
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Work Party, Plant Sales & Free Wine Tasting @ South Seattle College (WSB Sponsor) Arboretum, Oct 14, 2017 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Work Party: 10 am – noon
Puget Ridge Garden Center: 11 am – 3 pm

We are celebrating Back-to-LHO-School with a public event to ring in the 2017-18 school year.
We will have our usual Second Saturday Co-Hort in the Arboretum, from 10 am-noon, while Puget Ridge Garden Center will open it’s doors at 11 am! We are planning some fun activities including a Meet&Greet with community organizations, and PLANT BINGO! Not only that but South’s Wine Academy is generously offering a Free Wine Tasting (wines will be available for sale too). For the Work Party please bring: gloves and hand tools, water, weather protection; coffee & light refreshments will be provided for the workers. Please note the Garden Center has new plant arrivals as well as 30% off select plants. It should be a very fabulous Saturday; join us!

Oct
16
Mon
2017
Marriage Workshop Series at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Marriage Workshops at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Monday Nights, Oct 16, 23, 30 & Nov 6.
Christian MARRIAGE IS
BEAUTIFUL…and Hard
A marriage enrichment series for couples to learn/strengthen practical skills for success in Christian marriage: keeping love alive by problem – solving for unity, listening for understanding, and communicating clearly so as to deepen love and friendship.

Presenter: Robert Fontana (licensed marriage & family therapist, associate)
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: Parish Center Basement Hall
Cost: $40 per couple

To register: Send names, cell #, address, email & fee to CLM, 1827 NE 58th St. Apt B, Seattle, 98105 or email this information to Robert@catholiclifeministries.org and pay online: catholiclifeministries.org/donate/

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
7000 35th Avenue SW, Seattle

Oct
19
Thu
2017
Mahonia Project Thursday Work Party @ South Seattle College
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Mahonia Project Work Party @ South Seattle College
October 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The South Seattle College is hosting an exciting new horticulture project and we welcome plant lovers from West Seattle and beyond to join Team Mahonia! You may be familiar with ‘Oregon Grape’, which is a a part of the genus Mahonia. We are researching over 90 cultivars – many from other regions – to find the best ones for the Pacific Northwest.

Monthly maintenance work parties are set for Third Thursdays (4-6 pm) and Last Saturdays (10 am-noon), where we will also provide snacks, coffee and tea. This is a unique opportunity to participate in ‘citizen science’: not only will you support a one-of-kind project, but you get to witness a wide variety of features as the plants evolve and grow up.

Please note our Third Thursday Work Party will be on hiatus November-February– due to reduced daylight hours.
For more information please contact: mahoniaseattle@gmail.com. Please look here to find our location (we are in south campus).

Mahonia Project Thursday Work Party @ South Seattle College
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Mahonia Project Work Party @ South Seattle College
October 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The South Seattle College is hosting an exciting new horticulture project and we welcome plant lovers from West Seattle and beyond to join Team Mahonia! You may be familiar with ‘Oregon Grape’, which is a a part of the genus Mahonia. We are researching over 90 cultivars – many from other regions – to find the best ones for the Pacific Northwest.

Monthly maintenance work parties are set for Third Thursdays (4-6 pm) and Last Saturdays (10 am-noon), where we will also provide snacks, coffee and tea. This is a unique opportunity to participate in ‘citizen science’: not only will you support a one-of-kind project, but you get to witness a wide variety of features as the plants evolve and grow up.

Please note our Third Thursday Work Party will be on hiatus November-February– due to reduced daylight hours.
For more information please contact: mahoniaseattle@gmail.com. Please look here to find our location (we are in south campus).

Oct
21
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

22nd/Henderson followup cleanup
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

REMEMBER THE GOATS?

Last year, through a neighborhood grant from the city, about 50 goats from Vashon came over to clear out blackberry and ivy from an overgrown area by the stairs at 22nd and SW Henderson St. Then community members worked to clear out the trash, lay down geotextile, and spread mulch to deter future overgrowth and negative activity that seems to increase with it. It is time to finish the laying of the textile on part two and mulching with donated mulch from the city.

WE NEED YOU (and your toes protected in sturdy shoes and hands protected by gloves if possible) to help lay the textile and spread the mulch. We’re hoping to get most of it done in one day and have a tool trailer with shovels and wheel barrows for the day. Please come on by from 10-4 to make it happen.

A certified Seattle Public School Teacher will be on hand to help students earn their community service hours and sign forms if they are in need of fulfilling their 60 hours. Come one, Come all.

When: Saturday, Oct 21st, 2017 10 am-4 pm
Location: Stairs leading up from 22nd and Henderson

Clothing required: Closed toed shoes, heavy pants (jeans better than leggings), raincoat/pants for the weather, and gloves would be helpful

6 Possible Service Hours to be Earned (and follow up dates if you would like to continue with the project and earn more)

Contact srframe1@seattleschools.org for more info

Duwamish Alive! at Point Rediscovery
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Please register here: urbansystemsdesign.com/events/duwamish-alive-at-point-rediscovery

Wetland Restoration at Point Rediscovery for Duwamish Alive!
Saturday, October 21st, 10 am – 2 pm

Join DIRT Corps at Duwamish Alive!

For this year’s Fall Duwamish Alive! DIRT Corps is going to be restoring Point Rediscovery, a parcel of wetland which Hamm Creek runs through. Hamm Creek is a tributary of the Duwamish River, and very important for the return of salmon. Last year we saw salmon running up Hamm Creek, we hope to see them this year as well!

The Duwamish Alive! events have been engaging our community volunteers at multiple locations within the Duwamish Watershed since the first Earth Day event in 2006. In addition to direct restoration activities, volunteers also have the opportunity to learn about the importance of coastal habitats in general and of the Duwamish estuary specifically.

DIRT Corps will provide light snacks and coffee.

Fore more information, visit www.thedirtcorps.com

Got Questions? Email kat@thedirtcorps.com

WEAR: The day is slated for rain. Wear rubber boots, along with anything to protect against the rain. Dress warm.

LOCATION: Address is 10040 Des Moines Memorial Dr. Park in Sea Mar’s parking lot at 10001 17th Place South. Entrance is along Des Moines Memorial Dr S.

MAP OF PARKING AND ENTRANCE LOCATION (here)

Duwamish Alive! T-107 event @ T-107 Park
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/Technical Advisory Group (DRCC/TAG), EarthCorps Sound Stewards and Puget Soundkeeper are collaborating to host a site-cleanup for the annual Duwamish Alive event on Saturday, October 21, from 10 am-2 pm at T-107.

District 1 Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold is scheduled to speak about continued efforts towards equity and environmental justice in South Park and Georgetown. James Rasmussen of DRCC/TAG will speak about tree canopy and green space in Seattle and Rein Attaman of Washington Environmental Council (WEC) will discuss the intersectionality of environmental, social, and racial justice. A Port of Seattle commissioner is scheduled to speak about the importance of stewardship and our natural resources, and a member of the Duwamish Tribe will also speak.

Duwamish Alive is a habitat cleanup and restoration effort that takes place on many sites located on Seattle’s only river, the Duwamish. In addition to DRCC/TAGs cleanup efforts at T-107, the Duwamish Valley Youth Corps, in conjunction with the DIRT Corps, will be working at Point Rediscovery on Hamm Creek, removing invasive plants such as ivy and blackberry bushes, while concurrently planting 35 trees and 100 shrubs and bushes.

Duwamish Alive is in its 5th year and provides an opportunity for neighbors (local as well as citywide) to care for and learn about the river and its history. The Duwamish has long been affected by toxic pollution and has been identified by EPA as a hazardous “Superfund” site in need of cleanup. The river flows through South Seattle, where low-income residents and tribal and immigrant fishermen are exposed. EPA issued a cleanup order for the river at the end of 2014.

T-107 is located at 4700 West Marginal Way SW. It spreads over 8 acres, including 2,250 linear feet of shoreline and 1,400 feet of pedestrian path. It is home to a wildlife habitat restoration and is the former home to a village inhabited by members of the Duwamish tribe.

Coffee and cleanup supplies will be offered to volunteers and stewards. To volunteer at this site or another, please email rosario@duwamishcleanup.org or go to http://www.duwamishalive.org/event_map

Duwamish Alive! Tree Planting @ Longfellow Creek (EarthCorps) @ Greg Davis Park
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday, October 21, 2017. From 10 am-2 pm @ Longfellow Creek at Juneau St.

Longfellow Creek Duwamish Alive! Tree Planting. Join EarthCorps and the King Conservation District as we celebrate Longfellow creek as a part of Duwamish Alive! We will be planting over 500 native trees and shrubs, and need your help! Meet at Greg Davis Park for this event. Sign up online here.

Adopt-a-street clean up work party @ White Center (see listing)
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Organized by the 34th District Democrats:

Meet us at 16th Avenue and Roxbury at 1:00 pm. Bring some water. We’ll have vests, gloves, trash bags, picker uppers and everything you’ll need. After we finish we go to Happy Hour at the Noble Barton in White Center to reward ourselves!

Oct
25
Wed
2017
Free home-buying class @ Graystone Mortgage, LLC
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Free Home Buying Class, 6:00 – 7:00 pm on October 25, 2017.

Learn how to develop a competitive home-buying strategy and navigate the home-loan process.

Guest Speakers:

Sam Centioli (NMLS#50704), Mortgage Loan Originator at Graystone Mortgage, LLC (CO. NMLS #18163)
Heidi Mitchell, Real Estate Broker at Best Choice Realty, LLC

Where: Graystone Mortgage, LLC
4726 42nd Ave SW

RSVP: To reserve a seat, text 206-512-0352

***Refreshments will be provided***

If you are currently working with a real estate broker in the state of Washington, this class is not intended to solicit your business.

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

Highland Park Roundabout Beautification @ Two locations, one in a.m., one in p.m. - see full listing
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Highland Park Roundabouts Cleanup and Beautification

This month we will be cleaning out the weeds, blackberry vines, and dead plants from four roundabouts in Highland Park, then replacing with new trees, shrubs and ground cover. We could use your help.
If you live, walk or drive near the intersections listed below, or you love to garden, or you just want to meet some neighbors, come on out and pitch in!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28

10am – 12:30pm: 10th Ave SW & SW Thistle — remove overgrowth & dead plants
2pm – 4:30pm: 12th Ave SW & SW Kenyon — remove summer annuals

Oct
29
Sun
2017
Highland Park traffic-circle volunteer beautification @ Various locations - see full listing
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Highland Park Roundabouts Cleanup and Beautification
This month we will be cleaning out the weeds, blackberry vines, and dead plants from four roundabouts in Highland Park, then replacing with new trees, shrubs and ground cover. We could use your help.

If you live, walk or drive near the intersections listed below, or you love to garden, or you just want to meet some neighbors, come on out and pitch in!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29

10am – 11:30am: 12th Ave SW & SW Trenton — install new plants & mulch
12pm – 1:30pm: 12th Ave SW & SW Thistle — install new plants & mulch
2pm – 3:30pm: 10th Ave SW & SW Thistle — install new plants & mulch
4pm – 5:30pm: 12th Ave SW & SW Kenyon — install new plants & mulch

If you can lend a hand at any of those times, please contact Aubbie so we know how many volunteers to expect. We can also use garden tools, wheelbarrows, yard waste bins, etc. Questions? Give Aubbie a shout — at aubbiebeal@gmail.com

Nov
4
Sat
2017
Green Seattle Day at Duwamish Head Greenbelt
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Green Seattle Day is Nov. 4. One of the special event sites is at the Duwamish Head Greenbelt.

Seattle Parks and Recreation staff, volunteers, and elected officials will be planting trees, removing non-native invasives and planting native shrubs to restore the greenbelt. The urban forest restoration work will protect the hillsides and wetlands in your neighborhood.

On Saturday, Nov. 4, volunteers will be meeting at 34th Ave SW and SW City View St. https://goo.gl/maps/4PeSdmhhroS2

If you wish to come plant with us, please pre-register to volunteer by visiting http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/11874

If you have any questions about the event or Green Seattle Day please contact Michael Yadrick, Seattle Parks and Recreation at Michael.yadrick@seattle.gov or 206-615-1046.

Lincoln Park TLC work party
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Assistance with 2018-2019 Student Financial Aid Forms @ Southwest Library
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

November 4, College Goal Washington: Help with your FAFSA, 11 am – 5 pm, Southwest Branch Library (9010 35th Ave SW) Teens, Adults – Are you applying for 2018-2019 student financial aid? Need help filling out the FAFSA or the WASFA? Drop by the library and receive assistance provided through the Washington Student Achievement Council. Check the Southwest Branch website for a listing of documents to bring with you to the event.

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.

Bystander Intervention Workshop – DATE CHANGE @ Admiral Congregational Church (UCC)
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Bystander Intervention Workshop on Sunday, November 5 (date change), from 2-3:30. Learn how to intervene safely and effectively in a hate-based event. We’ll present some theory and have lots of time to practice. Join us at Admiral Congregational United Church of Christ, 4320 SW Hill Street. Register at antihate3@gmail.com.

Nov
6
Mon
2017
Know the Code – Understanding Seattle’s Rental Regulations @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From the Eventbrite page for this city-presented workshop:

There is a lot to know about renting in Seattle. This workshop in West Seattle is open to everyone but primarily focuses on helping the landlord community understand Seattle’s rental regulations with emphasis on recently introduced ordinances.

Learn about First in Time, Source of Income Protection, Deposit and Move-in Fees and more.

Early registration is recommended.

Nov
8
Wed
2017
A reading by Steve Adelson ‘Apocalypse at Little Bighorn-The Demise of a Culture’ @ C&P Coffee Co.
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Veteran Park Ranger, author and documentary producer Steve Adelson presents a reading: “Apocalypse At Little Bighorn -The Demise Of A Culture”.

This coffee house presentation will examine the erosion of the native Sioux and Cheyenne culture that culminated at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, later to become legendarily know as “Custer’s Last Stand”. In reality, it was not only his last stand, but the last gasp of Indian resistance against Euro-American encroachment on the northern plains.

Adelson will be examining this epic confrontation and the characters and events that shaped this story. A story that still haunts the American consciousness even today.

The lives of Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Gall, Major Marcus Reno and Captain Frederick Benteen are some of the individuals highlighted in the discussion.

Adelson, a West Seattle graduate, is a prolific writer and his book “Little Bighorn; Voices From A Distant Wind” will be available for purchase. In addition, his documentary, “Contested Ground” is included with an autographed copy of the book.

Adelson has presented to thousands of visitors at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in southeast Montana. He has been a lecturer on the History Channel, C-Span, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel and other media productions.
You can examine his work at his website.

Nov
11
Sat
2017
Orchard Street Ravine Work Party
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come join us for a fun morning of planting at the Orchard Street Ravine! Meet neighbors, get your hands in the soil, and be part of a team effort to keep the Ravine healthy and beautiful. On Saturday, November 11th from 9:00 to 1:00 we’ll be planting >300 plants. Kids are welcome. Find more information at http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/10647/. You can come for the whole time or anytime in between, all hands will be welcome!

Location Top of SW Orchard St, at the Orchard Street Ravine Natural Area

NOTE – if your student needs Community Service credit, this is a great place to earn them

Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

FauntNeau Work Party
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

FauntNeau Work Party
Date: Saturday, November 11th
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Help spruce up the landscape near Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Juneau St. Volunteers will be weeding, spreading mulch, and planting bulbs that will bring spring color. No experience necessary! Make a big difference in just a few hours. Please dress for the weather and wear close-toed shoes. We’ll provide: tools, gloves, instruction, coffee and snacks.
Meet near the bus stop off of Fauntleroy Way SW and 39th Ave SW.
Register here.

Garden Work Party @ South Seattle College Arboretum
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our Second Saturday Co-Hort meets again, and now is a perfect time to visit the Arboretum. We have some serious fall color going on which make for great photography. Not only that but getting your hands in the dirt is one of the finest ways toward happiness. We have extra tools but you may want to bring your own gloves and tools, and definitely bring sturdy shoes and rain gear. Meet in the Garden Center! We will provide coffee, tea and light refreshments, including home-baked pumpkin bread.
Garden Work Party @ South Seattle College Arboretum
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Nov
18
Sat
2017
Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

Nov
19
Sun
2017
Neighbor Wreath-Making @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From the Highland Park Improvement Club:

Come make a holiday wreath with your neighbors at HPIC! All ages welcome.

Bring your own tools, wreath forms, ornaments etc., as well as ideas, greens, pods, pine cones and treats to share!

Coffee, tea and hot cocoa provided!

Sunday, November 19th. 1:00PM – 4:00PM. This event is free.

Nov
26
Sun
2017
Tim Scallon and Grace Dager @ Parliament Tavern
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 7 pm-10 pm

TIM SCALLON and GRACE DAGER. A night of music and spoken-word performance from West Seattle artists. No cover.

21+ venue.

Dec
1
Fri
2017
Drew Bensen book-signing event @ Inner Alchemy
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us for an intimate event with author Drew Bensen reading and offering a book signing from the book “Positive Minded People”. Books are available for purchase.

Drew is an innate entrepreneur, public speaker, and inspirational coach. He is also a Transgender man and a fierce lover of human connection and positive living. He is certified “Infinite Possibilities- Thoughts become things” coach trained under Mike Dooley from ‘The Secret’. Drew launched his writing career in 2017 by coauthoring a book on positive minded people. He is currently living his most authentic life traveling full time in a Winnebago RV with his dog Ralphie.

Dec
2
Sat
2017
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Dec
9
Sat
2017
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

Last Day / First Day Celebration & Garden Work Party @ South Seattle College Arboretum
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

At our December Saturday Co-Hort–we are excited to celebrate the graduation of Intern Nicole–while welcoming our next Arboretum Management Intern, Tammy! 2017 was a beautiful year in the Arboretum with many hands making light work, and 2018 promises to be even better.

Join us for our usual bustle of activity; bring your weather resistant gear and sturdy shoes, extra water, and if you prefer, your own gloves and hand tools. At the event we will provide coffee, tea and light refreshments, and then whoever wants to go out for lunch afterward, we will choose a place collectively. “Thank you to everyone who has supported the Arboretum in this past year, it’s been a wonderful adventure.”

Garden Work Party @ South Seattle College Arboretum
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dec
11
Mon
2017
West Seattle PCC’s WS Food Bank packaging work party @ West Seattle Food Bank
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From West Seattle’s PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor):

West Seattle PCC Food Bank packaging work party at the West Seattle Food Bank

Monday, February 13, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, April 10, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, June 12, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, August 14, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, October 9, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, December 11, 2017, 7 pm

Help package bulk foods purchased with PCC Food Bank Program donations from PCC shoppers. Everyone is welcome! For more information, contact Community Relations at 206-547-1222 or e-mail: communityrelations@pccsea.com. Learn more about the PCC Food Bank Program.

Dec
13
Wed
2017
City Contracting with SDOT: Workshop en Español @ Southwest Library
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

City Contracting with the Seattle Department of Transportation Workshop (in Spanish).

Cómo Hacer Negocios con La El Departamento de Transporte de La Ciudad de Seattle @ Southwest Library

Dec 13 and 14 @ 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Dec
14
Thu
2017
City Contracting with SDOT: Workshop en Español @ Southwest Library
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

City Contracting with the Seattle Department of Transportation Workshop (in Spanish).

Cómo Hacer Negocios con La El Departamento de Transporte de La Ciudad de Seattle @ Southwest Library

Dec 13 and 14 @ 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Jan
6
Sat
2018
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Jan 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Jan
13
Sat
2018
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

Jan
15
Mon
2018
MLK Day Work Party @ Fairmount Park forest
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fairmount Park Forest Work Party

January 15, 2018 10 am – 1 pm

Give back to your community park this MLK Day! Fairmount Park Playground is a small green space along Fauntleroy Way next to Fairmount Park Elementary. We started restoration in Spring of 2017, removing invasives, like blackberry and ivy, moving compost piles and replanting it with beautiful Native plants. Come help continue our efforts. It’s a small park that needs a lot of help.

Full details:

seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/12583

Jan
20
Sat
2018
Short Memoir Workshop @ Delridge Library – VENUE CHANGE
Jan 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:20 pm

Memoir Class in West Seattle

This coming Valentine’s Day, reach beyond the chocolates and flowers and give someone you love something priceless: the gift of your story.

Join writing teacher Martin Piccoli in a two-part writing workshop focused on crafting a short memoir that celebrates the positive impact someone has had on your life. In this class, you will review the basics of memoir, select and shape a personal story you wish to share, and compose your piece. (Much of your independent writing will be completed in the two weeks between the classes, so, yes, there’s homework.)
When this workshop concludes, you will have a solid draft of your story ready to give a friend, a parent, a sibling, a partner, a spouse (along with those chocolates?)–or to keep just for yourself.
West Seattle resident Martin Piccoli is your host for this event. He’s spent the last 25 years teaching writing in the public schools of Seattle, Columbus, Ohio, and Brooklyn. This year he’s taking time out of the classroom to do some personal writing, and hopes with this workshop he can help you do the same.

This workshop is open to the public, though seating will be limited.
The classes will be held at NEW VENUE – DELRIDGE LIBRARY
The classes run from 4pm – 5:20pm
The first class is on Saturday, January 20.
The second class is on Saturday, February 3.
Please bring something to write with, analog or digital.
For more information, please contact Martin (me!) at martinpiccoli@aol.com.

This event is not sponsored by The Seattle Public Library.

Jan
21
Sun
2018
Kerri Kokias reading during Arbor Heights Cooperative Preschool Bookfair @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

My picture book, Snow Sisters! came out with Knopf/Random House earlier this month. I have several West Seattle events/story times scheduled that I’m hoping you might help share with our community.

The first is at Barnes and Noble this Sunday, January 21st at 11:00am. It’s part of a book fair/fundraiser for Arbor Heights Cooperative Preschool, where my children both attended school before moving on to elementary school at West Seattle Montessori. I will lead a winter themed story time and craft, and a portion of every game, book, or treat purchase will be donated to the school. Community members are encouraged to shop and support Arbor Heights Cooperative Preschool through the weekend, even if they can’t make the story time. As long as we are promoting the book fair, and bringing in business to Barnes and Noble, it is not necessary for community members to be part of the school to help with this fundraiser. Simply share the book fair ID number 12310967 at checkout. And of course, everyone is welcome at the story time! https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780061910635-0

I will also be doing 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
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
25
Thu
2018
Free Solar Educational Workshop @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Sunergy Systems, an employee-owned solar installer, will be presenting a free solar educational workshop at the West Seattle Senior Center. The workshop, known as “Solar U”, will cover a host of solar-focused topics like how solar plays a role in solving our country’s energy issues, how solar works and how it works specifically in the Pacific Northwest. Learn about how solar reduces environmental impact while increasing a home’s resale value, and just what makes a good site for solar. In addition, attendees will learn all about the WA State Incentive Program, the 30% Federal Tax Credit, and Net Metering available for solar customers.

Thursday, January 25th 2018 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
West Seattle Senior Center, Hatten Hall, 4217 SW Oregon Street, 98116

Those who wish to attend are recommended to pre-register at www.solar-u.com/future-seminars or call Clare Salsbury at 206-297-0086.

About Sunergy Systems
Founded in 2005, Sunergy Systems is an employee-owned full-service solar design consultant and installation-firm in Seattle Washington. The company specializes in the sales, engineering, design and installation of solar electric systems for residential applications. Sunergy Systems is one of the largest solar installers in the state of Washington with over 8.25 megawatts installed, consisting of over 1,500 photovoltaic systems. For more information, visit www.SunergySystems.com.

Jan
27
Sat
2018
Tips for Officers: President, Secretary, Treasurer @ High Point Library
Jan 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Presented by

Point of Order Parliamentary Law Unit
at High Point Branch Library in West Seattle

3411 SW Raymond St

Saturday, January 27, 2018

12:30 – 2:30 pm

Lead Presenters: Kevin Connelly, PRP, CP
Paul McClintock, PRP, CP-T

Open to the Public
SEATING IS LIMITED.

Please RSVP or ask for details at RSVP@pointoforder.org, or call Paul McClintock at 206-696-0689.

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
3
Sat
2018
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Short Memoir Workshop @ Delridge Library – VENUE CHANGE
Feb 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:20 pm

Memoir Class in West Seattle

This coming Valentine’s Day, reach beyond the chocolates and flowers and give someone you love something priceless: the gift of your story.

Join writing teacher Martin Piccoli in a two-part writing workshop focused on crafting a short memoir that celebrates the positive impact someone has had on your life. In this class, you will review the basics of memoir, select and shape a personal story you wish to share, and compose your piece. (Much of your independent writing will be completed in the two weeks between the classes, so, yes, there’s homework.)
When this workshop concludes, you will have a solid draft of your story ready to give a friend, a parent, a sibling, a partner, a spouse (along with those chocolates?)–or to keep just for yourself.
West Seattle resident Martin Piccoli is your host for this event. He’s spent the last 25 years teaching writing in the public schools of Seattle, Columbus, Ohio, and Brooklyn. This year he’s taking time out of the classroom to do some personal writing, and hopes with this workshop he can help you do the same.

This workshop is open to the public, though seating will be limited.
The classes will be held at NEW VENUE – DELRIDGE LIBRARY
The classes run from 4pm – 5:20pm
The first class is on Saturday, January 20.
The second class is on Saturday, February 3.
Please bring something to write with, analog or digital.
For more information, please contact Martin (me!) at martinpiccoli@aol.com.

This event is not sponsored by The Seattle Public Library.

Feb
8
Thu
2018
Chief Sealth International High School Page-to-Stage performance @ CSIHS Auditorium
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ninth grade students at Chief Sealth International High School are participating in the 17th Annual Page to Stage drama-based instruction conducted by Book-It Repertory Theatre. Students have been studying poetry in their Language Arts classes, and have used that work to create a final performance for you to see on Thursday, February 8th, at 7 p.m. We welcome the community to join us in this dynamic interpretation of student-written poems at the Chief Sealth International Auditorium.

Feb
10
Sat
2018
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

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
21
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series presents Elizabeth Bradfield and Lyanda Lynn Haupt @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm

“Loving the World from Starlings to Shorelines”
with Elizabeth Bradfield and Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Favorite Poem by Reading Partners Seattle
7:00 pm, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, C & P Coffee Company, 5612 California Ave. SW

Better than candy hearts, this February WordsWest Literary Series welcomes naturalists Elizabeth Bradfield and Lyanda Lynn Haupt for “Loving the World from Starlings to Shorelines,” an evening of crucial writing about our inner impulses and our relationships with the environment at large.

WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of the poetry collections Once Removed, Approaching Ice, and Interpretive Work. Her poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, West Branch, Orion and many anthologies. She has been awarded a Stegner Fellowship, the Audre Lorde Prize, and was a finalist for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Founder and editor-in- chief of Broadsided Press, she lives on Cape Cod, works as a naturalist locally as well as on expedition ships in the high latitudes, and teaches creative writing at Brandeis University.

Lyanda Lynn Haupt is a naturalist, eco-philosopher and speaker whose writing connects people with nature in their everyday lives. Her newest book is Mozart’s Starling. Lyanda’s previous books include Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness, winner of the 2010 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award, and Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds, winner of the 2002 Washington State Book Award. Her writing has also appeared in Utne, LA Times, Image, and other publications. Lyanda has created educational programs for Seattle Audubon and researched seabirds in the remote tropical Pacific. She lives in Seattle with her husband, daughter, and Carmen the starling.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On February 21st, we welcome a favorite poem from Reading Partners Seattle, which mobilizes volunteers to provide students at under-resourced schools with the proven, individualized reading support they need to read at grade level by fourth grade.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland.

Feb
25
Sun
2018
Bystander Intervention Workshop – DATE CHANGE @ Admiral Congregational Church (UCC)
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Bystander Intervention Workshop on Sunday, November 5 (date change), from 2-3:30. Learn how to intervene safely and effectively in a hate-based event. We’ll present some theory and have lots of time to practice. Join us at Admiral Congregational United Church of Christ, 4320 SW Hill Street. Register at antihate3@gmail.com.

Mar
3
Sat
2018
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Mar
10
Sat
2018
Camp Colman Alumni Group Breakfast @ Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Camp Colman Alumni: If you’ve ever been a camper or staffer at Camp Colman, the annual goop breakfast is a great opportunity to reconnect over the historic topping and catch up on doings at the YMCA camp. Saturday, March 10, 10 am in Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church. Free. RSVP to 206-382-5009 or colmanorkilainfo@seattleymca.org.

Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

South Delridge community cleanup
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

South Delridge Community Group monthly clean-up
03/10/18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The South Delridge Community Group gathers on the 2nd Saturday of every month, rain or shine, for a neighborhood clean-up at rotating locations. This month we’ll meet at the corner of SW Barton Street & 17th Ave SW @ 10:00 am. We’ll focus on SW Barton Street between 16th Ave SW & SW Delridge Way. If we have the time and people power, we’ll continue cleaning up on Barton farther west of Delridge. Please bring gloves, bags, buckets, picker-uppers, and any other item you’d like to use. (We’ll have extra bags on hand). Everyone is welcome – we hope you can join us!

West Seattle work party
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle Work Party
Saturday, March 10
10 am – 12 pm
Fauntleroy & 36th Ave SW

RSVP here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WestSeattleLandscape

Join us to help give this highly visible West Seattle landscape some love by clearing invasive species, freeing the mature trees of climbing ivy and clematis, and spreading a nice layer of mulch. Volunteers will get very familiar with invasive blackberry and invasive clematis.

Please come prepared with weather appropriate clothes, close-toed shoes, and a water bottle. We will provide coffee, snacks, gloves, tools and training. No experience necessary!

Mar
17
Sat
2018
Alki Beach cleanup with Puget Soundkeeper @ Statue of Liberty Plaza
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Soundkeeper holds cleanups around the Puget Sound region to get trash off our shorelines and out of our waterways, and works to support policies that can move us towards more responsible consumption habits and waste management infrastructure. Cleanups are open to everyone and only require a willingness to get dirty! Soundkeeper will provide trash bags, grabbers, and gloves, and will help properly dispose of trash when finished.

Time: 10 am – 12 pm. Location: Alki Beach.

Volunteers will meet up at the Statue of Liberty Plaza near the beach.

What to bring: Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Wear athletic clothing that can get wet and/or muddy, and bring an extra set of clothes if you wish to change afterwards. Old tennis shoes are a good option if you don’t have water shoes. If it is sunny, consider wearing a hat and sunscreen and bring plenty of water. All cleanup equipment is provided.

Waivers: Everyone will need to sign a Puget Soundkeeper waiver. Participants under 18 will need a guardian to sign the waiver on their behalf.

To RSVP: Call 206-297-7002 or email Hillary (hillary@pugetsoundkeeper.org)

Mahonia Evaluation Project Work Party @ South Seattle College
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mahonia Evaluation Project Work Party — March 17!

Join the Pacific Northwest Mahonia Evaluation Project, which will select superior new varieties of Mahonia plants for Pacific Northwest landscapes. Most people know Mahonia as “Oregon Grape,” but there are actually about 100 species of Mahonia native to western North America and eastern Asia. So if you think you know ‘Oregon Grape’, think again and join us as we discover these exciting new plants for Pacific Northwest gardens.

For 2018, we will hold volunteer work parties on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month, from 10 am-noon. Activities vary with the season, but typically include weeding, mulching, and related plant stewardship. Snacks and refreshments are provided, and each session includes a tour of the research plot.

For more information, please visit our web site or send your questions to mahoniaseattle@gmail.com. You can find our location and driving directions by clicking here. And when you’re ready, please sign up for any of our community work parties. It’s easy to sign up — just click here.

Our next work party is on Saturday, March 17, from 10 am to noon.

This research is sponsored by South Seattle College and funded by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Looking forward to seeing you among the Mahonia.

Mar
18
Sun
2018
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma!

The Friends of Lincoln Park group hosts twice-monthly work parties to restore and maintain natural areas. Muster at 9 am at the kiosk in the north parking lot with sturdy shoes, long pants, work gloves, water, and layers suited to the weather.

Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

… and find out more on the Friends of Lincoln Park blog.

Mar
24
Sat
2018
EarthCorps work parties at West Seattle parks @ See list
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Volunteer with EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership at various parks around West Seattle to help improve our forests! Typical tasks including removing aggressive weeds, spreading mulch, or planting trees and shrubs. EarthCorps will provide the tools, we just need your hard work and enthusiasm. Find more information about volunteering on the EarthCorps website.

Date: Saturday, March 24th, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Camp Long
Sign up online here

Date: Saturday, April 7th, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Longfellow Creek
Sign up online here

Date: Saturday, April 14th, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Solstice Park
Sign up online here

Date: Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Duwamish Alive Earth Day! @ West Duwamish Greenbelt/Pigeon Point Park
Sign up online here

Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Solstice Park
Sign up online here

Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Herrings House
Sign up online here

Mar
30
Fri
2018
Poetry reading with Susan Rich and Cindy Veach @ Elliott Bay Book Co.
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm

Elliott Bay Book Company
March 30, 2018 – 7 pm

Poet Cindy Veach reads with West Seattle poet Susan Rich.

Susan Rich is the author of Cloud Pharmacy, The Alchemist’s Kitchen and other books.
Cindy Veach will read from her debut poetry collection, Gloved Against Blood (CavanKerry Press/University Press of New England). Gloved Against Blood explores the relationships of four generations of women against a backdrop of the patriarchal textile mills of 19th century Lowell, Massachusetts. This collection speaks to family, lost love, infidelities, abandonment and the close work, women’s work of mending what is torn and making it like new despite the forces of inherited histories.

Mar
31
Sat
2018
26th Annual Fairmount Ravine Restoration & Cleanup – UPDATE
Mar 31 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

The Fairmount Ravine Preservation Group will sponsor the 26th Annual Spring Cleanup and Reforestation of Fairmount Ravine, Saturday March 31st at 8:30 am. Meet at top of ravine (Forest St. and Fairmount Ave.).

This year’s cleanup will focus more on removing ivy from trees in the ravine and cleaning sidewalks on the Admiral Bridge. We will also remove garbage and debris under the bridge, but this work is already 90% completed, thanks to a very industrious and concerned local resident.

Wear boots and gloves. Bring a pruning saw and/or large loppers if interested in removing ivy from trees in the ravine. Bring a flat shovel and push broom to clean bridge sidewalks.

Delicious beverages and food from our local merchants will be provided.

We extend a special invitation to those who use the ravine to access the waterfront; please donate a couple of hours of your time to keep this greenbelt clean, healthy and pristine.

More info – call Matt at 206 747-4167 or email at mattalgieri@yahoo.com

Revitalize Westcrest Park with DIRT Corps
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Westcrest Park Forest Restoration Work Party – 8th Ave

Join DIRT Corps in revitalizing Westcrest Park. We are working on the parcel of land next to 8th Ave, and it is overgrown with Himalayan blackberries! It’s up to us and our volunteers to bring it under control!

The beginning of this volunteer event will include a brief weed ID. Combine knowledge with action as we work to clear this beautiful space of harmful species that overtakes the area. Many of you might already have this experience in your own backyard!

Let’s work together to gradually transform and maintain Westcrest Park and make it a great public space for everyone to enjoy. Let us know of any questions, hope to see you out there!

WEAR: Wear closed-toed shoes, long sleeves, long pants, and hat. Dress for the weather.
BRING: Bring water and also lunch if you think you are going to get hungry. DIRT Corps will provide coffee and light refreshments.
MEET: Meet next to the p-patch gardens.
PARK: Park in the south parking lot of Westcrest Park, entrance is off SW Henderson St.
Map of parking and work area: https://imgur.com/a/BQEen
Questions? Email kat@thedirtcorps.com or call 206-850-2609.

Dates and Registration Links:
Saturday, 3/31/18, 10 am – 2 pm
https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/13413/

Saturday, 4/28/18, 10 am – 2pm
https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/13424/

Saturday, 5/19/18, 10 am – 2 pm
https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/13425/

Saturday, 6/30/18, 10 am – 2 pm
https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/13426/

Saturday, 8/25/18, 10 am – 2pm
https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/13427/

Apr
7
Sat
2018
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Lincoln Park TLC work party
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma!

The Friends of Lincoln Park group hosts twice-monthly work parties to restore and maintain natural areas. Muster at 9 am at the kiosk in the north parking lot with sturdy shoes, long pants, work gloves, water, and layers suited to the weather.

Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

… and find out more on the Friends of Lincoln Park blog.

Be a citizen scientist! @ South Seattle College
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mahonia Evaluation Project Work Party — April 7!

The Pacific Northwest Mahonia Evaluation Project is hosting its next work party on Saturday, April 7, 10 am to 12 noon. To participate, meet at the Mahonia Research Plot, located at the south end of the South Seattle College campus.

This is a unique opportunity to participate in ‘citizen science,’ observe the growth of over 90 kinds of Mahonia, and work with some of the region’s top horticulturists. While most people know Mahonia as “Oregon Grape,” the genus includes about 100 species native to eastern Asia and western North America. We are evaluating species and cultivars that show tremendous landscape potential, many which are currently not available in PNW nurseries.

For 2018, we will hold volunteer work parties on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month, from 10 am-noon. Activities vary with the season, but typically include weeding, mulching, and related plant stewardship. Snacks and refreshments are provided, and each session includes a tour of the research plot.
For more information about the Pacific Northwest Mahonia Evaluation Project, click here or send your questions to mahoniaseattle@gmail.com. To find our location and driving directions, click here. And when you’re ready, please sign up for any of our community work parties. It’s easy to sign up—just click here.

Our next work party is on Saturday, April 7, from 10 am to noon.

This research is sponsored by South Seattle College and funded by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Looking forward to seeing you among the Mahonia.

EarthCorps work parties at West Seattle parks @ See list
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Volunteer with EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership at various parks around West Seattle to help improve our forests! Typical tasks including removing aggressive weeds, spreading mulch, or planting trees and shrubs. EarthCorps will provide the tools, we just need your hard work and enthusiasm. Find more information about volunteering on the EarthCorps website.

Date: Saturday, March 24th, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Camp Long
Sign up online here

Date: Saturday, April 7th, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Longfellow Creek
Sign up online here

Date: Saturday, April 14th, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Solstice Park
Sign up online here

Date: Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Duwamish Alive Earth Day! @ West Duwamish Greenbelt/Pigeon Point Park
Sign up online here

Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Solstice Park
Sign up online here

Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Herrings House
Sign up online here

Apr
8
Sun
2018
Puget Ridge Edible Park planting party
Apr 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Get an early start on Earth Week by attending the Puget Ridge Edible Park garden party this Sunday from 4-6 pm. We will be ready to plant a few beds of lettuces and other greens. We also will need some muscle to erect a grape trellis and move a table.

Peas, Parsnips and radishes are already up and doing well. This year we have over 40 planting beds so come help us bring local and nutritious food to Puget Ridge.

Apr
9
Mon
2018
WSCC’s Adopt-A-Street spring cleanup
Apr 9 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Join the Blue Shirt Crew on Tuesday, April 9th at 4:30pm by the 7-11 on California and Charleston for Spring Clean up. All are invited and encouraged.

Gloves and Grabbers provided

Usually takes about 1.5 hours, we end up at West 5 for a post-clean up beverage.

This clean up is organized by the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce.

Apr
14
Sat
2018
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

EarthCorps work parties at West Seattle parks @ See list
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Volunteer with EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership at various parks around West Seattle to help improve our forests! Typical tasks including removing aggressive weeds, spreading mulch, or planting trees and shrubs. EarthCorps will provide the tools, we just need your hard work and enthusiasm. Find more information about volunteering on the EarthCorps website.

Date: Saturday, March 24th, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Camp Long
Sign up online here

Date: Saturday, April 7th, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Longfellow Creek
Sign up online here

Date: Saturday, April 14th, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Solstice Park
Sign up online here

Date: Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Duwamish Alive Earth Day! @ West Duwamish Greenbelt/Pigeon Point Park
Sign up online here

Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Solstice Park
Sign up online here

Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Herrings House
Sign up online here

Second Saturday Co-Hort @ South Seattle College Arboretum
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Second Saturday Co-Hort at The Arb @ South Seattle College
April 14, 10 am – Noon
Meet at Puget Ridge Garden Center on the north side of the SSC campus

Looking for a way to help your local arboretum? Need a kid-friendly activity to share with your small human? Can’t get enough of weeding and raking in your own yard? Then come on over to The Arb @ South Seattle College and join us for our monthly volunteer gathering. Bring gloves, your favorite tools, and your enthusiasm for Plant Health Care and we’ll spend a couple of hours together sharing the love! No gloves or tools? No problem! We have some to spare.

For more information about volunteering, email sscc.lho@ gmail.com. For more information about The Arb @ South, visit www.sscarboretum.org

Apr
18
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series April 2018: Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Susan Rich @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

April 2018:

Poets Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Susan Rich celebrate National Poetry Month with poems that revel in the world’s mysteries, from the vast to the minute, from nature to art, from curiosities to companionship.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s newest collection of poems is Oceanic from Copper Canyon Press. She is also the author of the forthcoming book of illustrated nature essays, World of Wonder, and three previous poetry collections. Her most recent chapbook is Lace & Pyrite, a collaboration of nature poems with the poet Ross Gay. Aimee is the poetry editor of Orion magazine and a professor of English in the University of Mississippi’s MFA program.

Susan Rich is the author of four poetry collections: Cloud Pharmacy, The Alchemist’s Kitchen, named a finalist for the Foreword Prize and the Washington State Book Award, Cures Include Travel, and The Cartographer’s Tongue, winner of the PEN USA Award for Poetry and the Peace Corps Writers Award. Susan teaches at Highline College where she runs the reading series, Highline Listens: Writers Read Their Work.

The Favorite Poem Project, a vital part of WordsWest’s monthly literary events, invites a community member to share a favorite poem and information about his or her organization. On April 18th, we welcome a favorite poem from Billie Swift, owner of Open Books: A Poem Emporium.

WordsWest Literary Series is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. allows WordsWest to pay featured writers for their time and talent.

Standing info:

WordsWest Literary Series Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Apr
21
Sat
2018
West Seattle Junction Spring Clean 2018
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Watch wsjunction.org for details on how to be part of it!

EarthCorps work parties at West Seattle parks @ See list
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Volunteer with EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership at various parks around West Seattle to help improve our forests! Typical tasks including removing aggressive weeds, spreading mulch, or planting trees and shrubs. EarthCorps will provide the tools, we just need your hard work and enthusiasm. Find more information about volunteering on the EarthCorps website.

Date: Saturday, March 24th, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Camp Long
Sign up online here

Date: Saturday, April 7th, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Longfellow Creek
Sign up online here

Date: Saturday, April 14th, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Solstice Park
Sign up online here

Date: Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Duwamish Alive Earth Day! @ West Duwamish Greenbelt/Pigeon Point Park
Sign up online here

Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Solstice Park
Sign up online here

Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Event Name: Herrings House
Sign up online here

Apr
22
Sun
2018
Avalon-Harbor Work Party @ meet across from Luna Park Café
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Weed removal to help support some planting that happened here last year. Wear weather-appropriate clothes, closed-toe shoes, bring a water bottle; gloves, tools, training provided, along with coffee and snacks. No experience needed! More info here.

Dragonfly Park Earth Day Potluck Brunch
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

You’re invited to join Friends of Dragonfly Park and Gardens for a potluck brunch in the park on Sunday, 11 am-2 pm: “Kids and dogs (on leashes) are welcome. Bring a dish of some sort, a camping chair or blanket, and hopefully your sunglasses. We’ll give an update on the mission of our group this year, and folks who want to can pitch in with some basic weeding in the park.”

Playshop @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Apr 22 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

April 22nd

12:30-4:00 pm

Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
9131 California Ave. SW

In this half-day playshop, we will dive into activities that bring our awareness to what we create from fear. Then we will shift our focus from fear to creating fun thus opening ourselves up to reinventing our lives. The activities are a mix of improv games and scenes, and activities that engage our body’s intelligence for full expression. No experience necessary.

Do you want to:

PLAY through your issues instead of working hard on them?

LEARN to use improv as a way to practice creating what you really want?

ACT out your dreams and conjure fun?!

YES, AND your experience, and discover how loving yourself can be a playful, embodied practice in creative expression?

If yes, then join us in improv games and mind/body centering activities as we play and uncover old unconscious patterns and stories. Then we’ll apply the simple “Yes, And” rule of improv: We’ll say YES to them, and dive in adding humour and fun. Then we’ll add the AND to create a new story of our choosing.

I use presence and play to facilitate the discovery of what you really want. Then we use improv to practice co-creating your dreams so that you can experience the feeling of receiving what you really want.

Come play with us and begin co-creating your new story! RSVP required. $37 per person if you pay online through Meet Up: www.meetup.com/PLAY-IT-OUT/. $35 if you pay cash at the door. Please RSVP to me via e-mail if you plan to pay cash at the door: playitoutimprov@outlook.com.

Apr
28
Sat
2018
Revitalize Westcrest Park with DIRT Corps
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Westcrest Park Forest Restoration Work Party – 8th Ave

Join DIRT Corps in revitalizing Westcrest Park. We are working on the parcel of land next to 8th Ave, and it is overgrown with Himalayan blackberries! It’s up to us and our volunteers to bring it under control!

The beginning of this volunteer event will include a brief weed ID. Combine knowledge with action as we work to clear this beautiful space of harmful species that overtakes the area. Many of you might already have this experience in your own backyard!

Let’s work together to gradually transform and maintain Westcrest Park and make it a great public space for everyone to enjoy. Let us know of any questions, hope to see you out there!

WEAR: Wear closed-toed shoes, long sleeves, long pants, and hat. Dress for the weather.
BRING: Bring water and also lunch if you think you are going to get hungry. DIRT Corps will provide coffee and light refreshments.
MEET: Meet next to the p-patch gardens.
PARK: Park in the south parking lot of Westcrest Park, entrance is off SW Henderson St.
Map of parking and work area: https://imgur.com/a/BQEen
Questions? Email kat@thedirtcorps.com or call 206-850-2609.

Dates and Registration Links:
Saturday, 3/31/18, 10 am – 2 pm
https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/13413/

Saturday, 4/28/18, 10 am – 2pm
https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/13424/

Saturday, 5/19/18, 10 am – 2 pm
https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/13425/

Saturday, 6/30/18, 10 am – 2 pm
https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/13426/

Saturday, 8/25/18, 10 am – 2pm
https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/13427/

Artist workshop @ Inner Alchemy
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! We’re hosting a workshop just for you!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

12-4 pm

Inner Alchemy (7354 35th Ave SW)

$5.00 includes workshop, beverages, and light snacks

Presented by West Seattle Art Walk and the Alki Art Fair

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW: http://bit.ly/2pl1DvV

Apr
29
Sun
2018
Highland Park Improvement Club spring cleanup
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

HPIC SPRING WORK PARTY IS THIS SUNDAY!
Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Spring is here and we’re calling on all our lovely volunteers! HPIC is ready to emerge from the dreary winter and freshen up the club! This is a perfect opportunity to roll up your sleeves and help us prepare the club for warmer weather. Even an hour of your time is greatly appreciated.

We’ll be cleaning and organizing stuff around the building, power washing, garden mulching, you name it! Lots of opportunities to contribute. If enough folks can make we can also do some neighborhood pickup! Get Highland Park ready for the summer ahead. Students looking for volunteer hours, and families Welcome! Dress appropriately, bring your garden gloves and any tools you can.

And YES, there will be refreshments!

May
5
Sat
2018
Lincoln Park TLC work party
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.