West Seattle Event Calendar

*3/28/20 NOTE: As the COVID-19 situation continues, the calendar isn’t of much use, but we’re adding known online events, so let us know if you’re scheduling one!*

(original introduction) Want your West Seattle event/meeting/performance to be listed here? Please send basic info 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!

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.

Jun
8
Sat
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jun 8 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun
15
Sat
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jun 15 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tree Walk @ Roxhill Park, north end
Jun 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Meet at the north end of Roxhill Park (corner of 29th Ave SW & SW Barton St), across from Westwood Village Shopping Center. RSVP email TreeAmbassador@seattle.gov

Tree Ambassadors team up with Seattle City Light Arboriculturist Heidi Narte to explore some great examples of neighborhood tree care, including how to spot minor issues before they become larger problems. Heidi will provide tips and expertise for choosing the right tree species for various landscape conditions with an emphasis on avoiding impacts to nearby powerlines. Enjoy learning about a diversity of urban trees that help keep our city healthy and beautiful. Please note – this walk is approximately one mile long and includes moderate to steep hills.

The walk is sponsored by ‘Trees for Seattle’ a division of the Seattle Department of Utilities.

Jun
16
Sun
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jun 16 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun
18
Tue
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jun 18 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun
19
Wed
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jun 19 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WordsWest Literary Series Finale – Cake in the Garden @ C & P Coffee Company
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm

WordsWest Literary Series Presents
“Cake in the Garden”
A Series-Ending Celebration and Farewell
Book Sales by Open Books: a poem emporium
Favorite Poem by Harold Taw, WordsWest Co-Curator
7:00 pm, Wed., June 19, 2019, C & P Coffee Co. (WSB sponsor)
Website: http://WordsWestLiterary.com/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/677718496020885/

WEST SEATTLE—It’s the series-ending celebration to bid farewell to WordsWest Literary Series! In its five-year history, WordsWest has hosted world-class writers from Seattle and beyond. In the past year alone WordsWest featured 8 of the 2018 Washington State Book Award finalists (and 3 of the winners) before they were even nominated!

On June 19, 2019, please join us for tres leches cake in the garden, a specially designed cocktail, and a sampling of the incredible WordsWest writers from all five years of its existence: Elizabeth Austen, Quenton Baker, Rick Barot, Claudia Castro Luna, Christine Deavel, Lyanda Lynn Haupt, Rachel Kessler, J.W. Marshall, Greg November, Renee Simms, and Ann Teplick.

The Favorite Poem Project invites a community member to share a favorite poem and information about his or her organization. In our series finale, WordsWest welcomes its prose-writing co-curator Harold Taw.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw. It is eternally grateful to C & P Coffee Company for being its host and sponsor through five years.

For a historical list of the remarkable authors that WordsWest has hosted over the years, please visit:

https://wordswestliterary.weebly.com/about.html


WordsWest Literary Series

Jun
22
Sat
More Than Just Trees: Native Tree Ecology & Identification Program @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Curious to know more about lowland forests? Join the Duwamish Longhouse and Seattle Parks & Recreation for a FREE informational program and field identification of prominent low-land tree species with SPR Naturalist, Jacob de Guzman.

June 22nd, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
at
Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle

After program outdoor tree identification session 1:15 pm

Jun
29
Sat
Sentinels of the Sound beach cleanup @ Statue of Liberty Plaza
Jun 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Seal Sitters:

This coming Saturday morning, June 29th, from 9:30 AM – noon, Seal Sitters, along with Sno-King Marine Mammal Response and SR3, will be sponsoring our annual beach cleanup at Alki. We will be meeting at the Alki Statue of Liberty (61st Ave SW & Alki Ave SW) [ Map ]. There will be a brief introduction by Kate Melges, highlighting her work with Greenpeace on ocean plastics and microfibers.

Supplies will be provided by Seattle Parks & Recreation and Puget Soundkeeper Alliance. For additional details, check this announcement on Seal Sitters’ Blubberblog: Sentinels of the Sound beach cleanup.

While we are requesting an RSVP to ensure we have enough supplies, please feel free to drop by to visit our display tables and help out. RSVP to SealSitters.Outreach (at) msn (dot) com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul
6
Sat
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 6 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

First Saturday hikes in West Duwamish Greenbelt @ (see listing)
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am

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

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

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

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

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

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

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

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

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

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

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

West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails guided hike: Native Plant Identification
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us at the trailhead at 14th Avenue SW and SW Holly to learn plant identification from Steve Richmond, an expert in controlling invasive plants and restoring native plant communities. Steve will also give an overview of greenbelt natural history and resulting restoration challenges. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots and be prepared for the elements. Total distance will be 1 to 2 miles.

Sponsored by the West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails Group

Jul
16
Tue
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 16 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul
19
Fri
Pocketful Of Poems @ Southwest Library
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

At the Southwest Library Branch: Create poems, haikus and artwork with award-wining author/illustrator Javaka Steptoe!

In this lively presentation, Javaka Steptoe will talk about poems and specifically what is a haiku and discuss the science behind the poems in the book A Pocketful of Poems. What are seasons? What happens in spring? How are butterflies created? And we’ll discuss the nature that is in each of the various poems while creating caterpillars and butterflies out of craft supplies. For ages 4-8.

Javaka Steptoe won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for his picture book biography Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Little, Brown). The book won many other honors, too, including the 2017 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, and multiple starred reviews. His debut picture book, In Daddy’s Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers (Lee & Low Books, ), earned him a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, in addition to a nomination for Outstanding Children’s Literature Work at the 1998 NAACP Image Awards. Since that time, Steptoe has illustrated and/or written more than a dozen books for youth readers, collaborating with some of the top names in the business—Walter Dean Myers, Nikki Grimes and Karen English. Javaka Steptoe travels extensively reading and conducting workshops at schools, libraries, museums, and conferences across the country and internationally.

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

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling 206-684-7455 or visiting the branch.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

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

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

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

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

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

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

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

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

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

Sep
9
Mon
Monday Night Meditation Series @ Sound Yoga
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Monday evening meditation classes hosted by Kadampa Meditation Center Washington are resuming this Monday. There will be no class on September 30. Thanks!

Meditation in West Seattle @ Sound Yoga
September 9 @ 7:00-8:30pm
September 16 @ 7:00-8:30pm
September 23 @ 7:00-8:30pm

Suitable for everyone, these walk-in classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of daily life through Buddhist teachings and meditation.

Sound Yoga
5639 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136

Class Fee is $12 ($6 students and Seniors) and goes to pay for venue costs.
For more information: https://meditateinseattle.org/other-locations/west-seattle/

[Sound Yoga is a West Seattle Blog sponsor.]

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

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

Registration is not necessary but if you care to contact:

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

Sep
16
Mon
Monday Night Meditation Series @ Sound Yoga
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Monday evening meditation classes hosted by Kadampa Meditation Center Washington are resuming this Monday. There will be no class on September 30. Thanks!

Meditation in West Seattle @ Sound Yoga
September 9 @ 7:00-8:30pm
September 16 @ 7:00-8:30pm
September 23 @ 7:00-8:30pm

Suitable for everyone, these walk-in classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of daily life through Buddhist teachings and meditation.

Sound Yoga
5639 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136

Class Fee is $12 ($6 students and Seniors) and goes to pay for venue costs.
For more information: https://meditateinseattle.org/other-locations/west-seattle/

[Sound Yoga is a West Seattle Blog sponsor.]

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

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

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

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

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

For more information contact: Mariska@earthcorps.org.

Sep
23
Mon
Monday Night Meditation Series @ Sound Yoga
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Monday evening meditation classes hosted by Kadampa Meditation Center Washington are resuming this Monday. There will be no class on September 30. Thanks!

Meditation in West Seattle @ Sound Yoga
September 9 @ 7:00-8:30pm
September 16 @ 7:00-8:30pm
September 23 @ 7:00-8:30pm

Suitable for everyone, these walk-in classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of daily life through Buddhist teachings and meditation.

Sound Yoga
5639 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136

Class Fee is $12 ($6 students and Seniors) and goes to pay for venue costs.
For more information: https://meditateinseattle.org/other-locations/west-seattle/

[Sound Yoga is a West Seattle Blog sponsor.]

Sep
25
Wed
“Write YOUR Story” Weekly Writing Workshop @ Curious Kidstuff Toy Store
Sep 25 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

“Write YOUR Story” is now enrolling for fall 2019 writing workshops! These are free writing workshops for children 8-12.

Workshops run 3:15pm to 4:15pm, every Wednesday from September 25 to December
18. (There will be no class Nov. 13.)

All sessions are taught by West Seattle residents Julia Douthwaite Viglione, PhD, and Greg Estes.

Participation in the series is free of charge. In return for this unique opportunity, though, participants are expected to attend every class.

The fall 2019 theme is Journeys. We will read stories about: 1) The journey to a new home: Jean de Brunhoff’s “The Story of Babar,” 2) The initiation journey: Darcy Pattison’s “The River Dragon,” and 3) A maritime adventure: Gloria Rand’s “Aloha, Salty!”


The free writing workshops were established in 2012 in South Bend, Indiana by Notre Dame Professor Julia Douthwaite Viglione (French language and literature) who returned home to West Seattle last year and brought “Write YOUR Story” to Seattle. Join kids from local schools as we read and rewrite a classic children’s story. In the second half, children write their own stories and a great party is had at the end!

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

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

Adopt-A-Street cleanup with 34th District Democrats @ White Center, 16th SW/SWRoxbury
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Members of the 34th will meet at 16th and Roxbury for our next Adopt-A-Street cleanup. This event will be held on Saturday September 28th from 1:00-3:00 pm. We will provide everything you need to help beautify 16th from Roxbury to Elmgrove. After our good work we will adjourn to Noble Barton for refreshments. Let us know you are coming by contacting Karen Richter at outreach@34dems.org.

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

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

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

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

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

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

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

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

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

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

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

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

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

Saturday, October 5th
10 am – noon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mushroom Walk at Camp Long.

Ages 12 and older. Pre-registration required.

Oct
19
Sat
Duwamish Alive! Saving Our Salmon, Saves Our Orca @ various sites
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join Duwamish Alive! this Fall as our salmon are returning in our Duwamish River and Longfellow Creek, with this watershed wide effort in improving the health of our salmon by restoring their habitat which provides food, shelter and cool, clean water that salmon need. Volunteers will be restoring native habitat on in multiple urban parks and open spaces by removing invasive weeds, planting native plants, removing debris and learning about healthy habitat. This is a family-friendly event, all ages welcomed and encouraged.

To volunteer, visit www.DuwamishAlive.org to see the different volunteer opportunities and register for the site of your choice, or email info@duwamishalive.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Volunteer Fall Work Party at Log House Museum
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fall is here and with that comes preparing our native garden for winter and moving supplies into our basement. Coffee and camaraderie are a must and we would love you to join us!

Where: The Log House Museum, 3003 61st Ave SW

When: October 19 from 10 am – 1 pm

Why: The Southwest Seattle Historical Society preserves and shares the stories of the Duwamish Peninsula. We do so through exhibits and the Log House Museum, programs throughout the community, and caring for a collection of over 14,000 historical artifacts and archives.

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

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

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

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

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

Oct
26
Sat
Community cleanup with Delridge Grocery Co-op @ Meet at Youngstown Coffee Company
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

There’s a lot of partying that happens when Delridge Grocery volunteers get together, and you can join in on the fun and help spruce up our neighborhood at our Community Adopt-A-Street Trash Pick-Up event on Saturday, October 26.

We’ll be working to beautify Delridge Way SW from SW Juneau St to SW Alaska St. Trash bags, gloves, pickers, and other supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own gloves and bags as well.

This is a great family activity (as well as a great way for middle and high schoolers to get some community service time), and you can participate for as little or as much time as you have to spare.

Meet up at Youngstown Coffee Company starting at 9:30am, and then cleanup will be between 10am and noon. Let us know if you’ll be able to come by adding your name to this Signup Genius event.

Where: Meet at Youngstown Coffee Company,
5214 Delridge Way SW
When: Saturday, October 26, 10 am to 12 pm
Signup: Let us know you’re coming

Nov
2
Sat
Green Seattle Day @ various locations
Nov 2 all-day

Plant a Forest – Grow Community at Green Seattle Day on November 2nd

Help us create a healthier, happier, and greener Seattle by coming out to our biggest planting event of the year – Green Seattle Day! On November 2nd we will be planting the city’s future forest at 17 neighborhood parks. From creating wildlife habitat, to combating climate change, and providing a place for residents to recreate: having a hand in Green Seattle Day is one of the best ways to give back to your neighbors, parks, and your local forest.

All community members are welcome, and no experience is necessary! The event is family friendly and open to all ages. Hundreds of volunteers will plant native trees, shrubs, and groundcovers that will become the future forest of Seattle. We will provide all of the necessary tools and training for the day, along with light refreshments.

We hope that you will lend a hand in the neighborhoods you live in, and volunteer at the park closest to you. Spots do fill up quickly, so please sign up in advance to help us plan a great event. Information and registration links can be found at: https://www.greenseattle.org/get-involved/green-seattle-day/

For any additional questions, please feel free to contact us by email at info@greenseattle.org, and by phone at (206) 905-6924.

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

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

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

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

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

Email: alison@tinkergarten.com.

Nov
16
Sat
Roxhill Bog needs you! @ Roxhill Park
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

20 Volunteers needed for Roxhill Park!
Replanting Fire Damaged Peat Cell 3
Saturday, November 16th @ 10 am, rain or shine

Two years after the underground peat fire in Roxhill Park, the community has successfully organized with the Green Seattle Partnership, the delivery of 300 native grasses, ferns and perennial plants to restore the damaged area.

RoxhillPark.org is seeking at least 20 volunteers to assist with planting on Saturday, November 16th. Bring gardening gloves and wear warm outdoor clothing. Shovels, warm drinks and snacks will be provided.

We’ll meet near the restroom and parking lot along 29th Ave SW, across the street from 9227 29th Ave SW. If you arrive a little later, the planting site can easily be found looking directly east from the playground and parking lot.

Register here for a head count and more details about the location.

Dec
7
Sat
ANA’s Adopt-A-Street cleanup day @ Metropolitan Market
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Admiral Adopt-A-Street Cleanup

It’s that time again! The next cleanup is this Saturday, December 7th.

Time: 9 am-11 am

Location: Metropolitan Market (2320 42nd Ave SW) floral department.

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and warm clothes.

Equipment, snacks, and coffee provided!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

.

Seola Pond restoration work party
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Healthy Lands Project will hold a volunteer planting event at Seola Pond on December 7, where neighbors can get hands-on experience planting native shrubs and trees and removing weeds to help make the green space a better place for people and nature. Volunteers at the work party will receive a free native plant to take home. Kids and families welcome!

Seola Pond Work Party
Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Seola Pond, 30th Avenue Southwest and Southwest 105th Street, Seattle, WA 98146

… part of HeLP’s effort to support the community-led project to restore Seola Pond. In addition to the community events, HeLP contractor DIRT Corps will be removing invasive weeds this fall to make room for more native plants. For more information about events in White Center, contact Marta Olson, Education Specialist. For information about other upcoming events, Healthy Lands Project plans and how to participate, contact Dan Sorensen, HeLP Project Manager.

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

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

Winter Wander Along Longfellow Creek at Camp Long.

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

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

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

Everyone attending the program must be registered.

Meet the leader at the Camp Long Lodge.

Jan
6
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

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

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

Jan
11
Sat
Introduction to Zen Class @ The Fauntleroy Church
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Bring your curiosity, your questions, and a friend to our free “Intro to Zen” class.

Whether you’re a long-time Buddhist practitioner or a Buddhist skeptic, whether you meditate frequently or you’ve never meditated before, whether you’re wearing a black Buddhist robe or a ski jacket, your presence and your questions are welcome here.

Abbot Koshin Chris Cain and Elizabeth Fitterer will lead the two-part program:

Part 1: Why Zen?

  • Introductions. Any questions about Zen?
  • What we love about Zen and how we got into it.
  • What’s the goal of practice at this Zen Center?

Break: tea and cookies

Part 2: Our Zen Center

  • Meditation instructions: chairs, cushions, and benches.
  • Brief explanations of Zen ritual: tea, chanting, the role of the jiki and shoji, bowing.
  • A very brief version of a Zen service-tea, jiki offers incense, one chant, bowing, sitting for 5 minutes, walking meditation.

Discussion and questions

Jan
13
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

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

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

This trial class is:

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

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

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

This trial class is free.

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

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

Jan
20
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

Jan
27
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

Feb
3
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

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

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

Feb
10
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

Feb
12
Wed
Seattle Writes: Writing Circle With Hugo House @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

At the West Seattle (Admiral) Library:

Drop by this writing circle, hosted by author Jeanine Walker, for writing exercises and motivation.

Attend free drop-in writing circles facilitated by established local writers from Hugo House! Bring something you’re working on, or just come ready to write. You will have the opportunity to share your work and get feedback – but only if you want to (no pressure!). You can also use this time to increase productivity on your current work in progress, surrounded by fellow writers. Open to all ages and genres of writing. Jeanine Walker will be facilitating the West Seattle Branch writing circles.

Jeanine Walker was a 2015 Jack Straw Writer and has published poems in Cimarron Review, Narrative, Pleiades, and Web Conjunctions. She holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and teaches for Writers in the Schools.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Bring a laptop or pen and paper — and be ready to write!

The Seattle Writes series is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Find out more about Seattle Writes programs and resources here.

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
17
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

Feb
24
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

Feb
29
Sat
Croft Forest Restoration with DNDA
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Croft Forest Restoration with DNDA!
Saturday, February 29th, 10 am – 2 pm

Ready to get your boots muddy? Join us for a fun, invigorating afternoon of volunteer restoration work! You and your fellow volunteers will assist with invasive plant removal, mulching, or planting native plants, depending on the progression of the site’s restoration. We will be working at the forest outside Croft Place Townhomes, an affordable housing unit managed by DNDA. This forest drains into Longfellow Creek, which hosts spawning salmon and is an important tributary to the polluted Duwamish River. If you’re interested in habitat and wildlife preservation and enjoy working outdoors, you’re in the right place! Sign up at dnda.org/dnda-nature/volunteer

Mar
1
Sun
Puget Ridge Edible Park work party
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The dark and short days are behind us and spring will be here soon. Even though, if you have not been to PREP lately, you may be surprised at the progress made over the winter months. As usual the first Sundays of the month, March-October, we invite the greater community and PREP family to join us in a celebration of nature and our methods of permaculture techniques and learning opportunities. March is the time to really get going on the cold-loving plants before it is too warm to enjoy them. Planting beds are being prepared for direct sowing and seedling plantings. Come see how to turn “overwhelming” invasive growth into a fertile and abundant food oasis.

Mar
2
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

Mar
5
Thu
CANCELED – West Seattle Writers @ Uptown Espresso
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The West Seattle Writers group has room for a couple more voices. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or some as yet undiscovered genre are all welcome. We meet every Thursday morning from 11 AM until 1 PM at the Uptown Espresso, 4301 SW Edmunds. Bring a short sample to share, we all listen and provide feedback. We don’t do our writing during the group, we share works in progress. Active writers so welcome! Contact Elaine at saffire912@yahoo.com or Shep at bamalama5@q.com with questions and/or to let us know you’ll be coming to check it out.

Mar
9
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

Mar
12
Thu
CANCELED – West Seattle Writers @ Uptown Espresso
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The West Seattle Writers group has room for a couple more voices. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or some as yet undiscovered genre are all welcome. We meet every Thursday morning from 11 AM until 1 PM at the Uptown Espresso, 4301 SW Edmunds. Bring a short sample to share, we all listen and provide feedback. We don’t do our writing during the group, we share works in progress. Active writers so welcome! Contact Elaine at saffire912@yahoo.com or Shep at bamalama5@q.com with questions and/or to let us know you’ll be coming to check it out.

Mar
16
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

Mar
19
Thu
CANCELED – West Seattle Writers @ Uptown Espresso
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The West Seattle Writers group has room for a couple more voices. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or some as yet undiscovered genre are all welcome. We meet every Thursday morning from 11 AM until 1 PM at the Uptown Espresso, 4301 SW Edmunds. Bring a short sample to share, we all listen and provide feedback. We don’t do our writing during the group, we share works in progress. Active writers so welcome! Contact Elaine at saffire912@yahoo.com or Shep at bamalama5@q.com with questions and/or to let us know you’ll be coming to check it out.

Mar
23
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

Mar
26
Thu
CANCELED – West Seattle Writers @ Uptown Espresso
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The West Seattle Writers group has room for a couple more voices. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or some as yet undiscovered genre are all welcome. We meet every Thursday morning from 11 AM until 1 PM at the Uptown Espresso, 4301 SW Edmunds. Bring a short sample to share, we all listen and provide feedback. We don’t do our writing during the group, we share works in progress. Active writers so welcome! Contact Elaine at saffire912@yahoo.com or Shep at bamalama5@q.com with questions and/or to let us know you’ll be coming to check it out.

Mar
30
Mon
Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Garden Room at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of tea, chanting and meditation.

Everyone is welcome–people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.