West Seattle Event Calendar

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How to use this 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.

May
21
Sat
2016
STEM K8 Pollinator Garden Work Party @ Louisa Boren STEM K8 School
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Two work parties to install native plant pollinator gardens at STEM K8 school. The gardens are located in two of the courtyards facing Delridge Way SW.

Event details:
Saturday May 7th, 9 am-1 pm AND Saturday May 21st, 9 am-1 pm
Tools, donuts and coffee will be provided! Bring water and a snack. Everyone is welcome! We are hoping to bring in folks from the community in addition to school families!

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR POLLINATOR GARDEN

Our goals:
~ Create habitat for native pollinators such as bees, butterflies, moths and hummingbirds.
~ Create outdoor classroom
~ Educate the public about the necessity of pollinators
~ Improve the Delridge Neighborhood

The project is funded by a Find It, Fix It Grant from the City of Seattle and a generous donation of compost from Cedar Grove.

Do you have a truck? Can you help transport bulk compost and/or plants? If
so, please contact Jen Greene (STEM parent): jenaisa@gmail.com or 206-225-6621.

Puget Ridge Neighbor Quarterly Clean-Up work party
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Puget Ridge Neighbors-
Puget Ridge Neighborhood quarterly clean-up will be on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Meet at 10:00 am at 6559 18th Ave SW, to pick up bags and form teams

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

Birds of the Duwamish River Valley – Free Talk & Walk @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

WHAT: Birds of the Duwamish
WHEN: May 21, 2016, 1-3 pm
WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

Facebook event page here.

Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
206-431-1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

May
25
Wed
2016
Blood drive @ Evergeen Campus
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

8:00 am–2:00 pm, BloodWorks Northwest will be at the Evergreen Campus (just don’t drop by 10:00-11:00 am, it’ll be closed for a break) on Wednesday May 25th.

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

May
26
Thu
2016
Taste of West Seattle, 2016 edition @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Taste of West Seattle, the big annual benefit for the West Seattle Helpline, takes place Thursday night, May 26th – sample the best of the West Seattle venues that participate!

The West Seattle Helpline’s Taste of West Seattle combines the best food and drinks West Seattle has to offer. Your ticket includes over two hours of taste bud enlightenment as you sample dishes, desserts, and drinks from local establishments. In one delicious evening, this event features something for everyone’s palate. You will discover new favorite establishments in the process! Buy tickets early as this event sells out. Must be 21 and over. All IDs will be checked at the door.

The West Seattle Helpline is proud to host the 11th annual “Taste of West Seattle.” This local, community-based food fair is the largest event of its kind in West Seattle. We will
feature food and drink from 50 different restaurants, breweries, wineries, coffee shops, bakeries, chocolatiers, specialty food stores and more!

All proceeds from the event support the West Seattle Helpline’s emergency support programs that keep at-risk families safe and warm in their homes as they recover from a crisis.

Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1567582790224853/

May
28
Sat
2016
Ancient Local Plant and Animal Community Recovery Workshop and Tour @ Orchard St Ravine
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join Naturalist Stewart Wechsler (of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures) on Saturday, May 28th, 10:00 am–2:00 pm for an Ancient Local Plant and Animal Community Recovery Workshop and Tour:

Learn Stewart’s methods, developed over the last 20 years, how best to help the wealth of the ancient pre-European local ecological community grow back. Unlike much of what is called “restoration”, Stewart’s methods start with the principle that “mother knows best”, with the mother plants and mother nature knowing best when and where to grow their offspring, and letting them do most of the planting, while we give them a helping hand to re-spread over the land that, before European contact, they had completely covered in a great wealth of diversity. We will start in Stewart’s Orchard St Ravine mini-prairie, where Stewart has helped the local prairie community make a come-back, then head to Lincoln Park, where the ancient local plant community had already had Seattle’s greatest remaining natural diversity, and where Stewart has helped it maintain and regain some of its pre-European rich diversity and surface coverage.

$25 or any contribution.

Contact: 206 932-7225 or email ecostewart@gmail.com.

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

Jun
3
Fri
2016
West Seattle Class of 1956 60th reunion @ Salty's on Alki
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

West Seattle Class of 1956 is having their 60th class reunion at Salty’s on Alki on June 3 2016.

It will be held from 11:00 am til 3 pm on Friday June 3rd 2016. For more information contact
Sally Jo Banker Rich at 206 282 4335 or email sjrich99@gmail.com.
Hope to see you all there.

Jun
4
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

“Sentinels of the Sound” Alki Beach Cleanup
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

It’s estimated that up to 80% of all marine debris originates from land. You can make a difference. Do your part to help keep marine life safe by removing trash from Alki Beach and the surrounding sidewalks and street. Before volunteers disperse to clean up the beach, there will be a brief talk on the devastating impact of trash and marine debris on wildlife. This year, Seattle Parks is unable to provide cleanup materials, so please bring your own gloves and trash “pluckers”. Garbage bags will be distributed at the check-in table.

When: Saturday, June 4 2016, 10 am–12 pm
Where: Alki Beach, West Seattle (assemble at Alki’s Statue of Liberty plaza, 61st Ave SW and Alki Ave SW)

For more details and to RSVP, please visit Seal Sitters website: http://www.sealsitters.org/about_us/beach_cleanups.html

Co-sponsored by Seal Sitters MMSN and the Alki Community Council.

Furry Faces Foundation’s ‘Plants For Pets’ sale
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Furry Faces Foundation’s ‘Plants For Pets’ sale
June 4th and 5th
11 am to 4 pm (no early birds please)

Our June plant sale is this coming weekend…the 4th and 5th, from 11 am–4 pm.
Perennials, Annuals, Edibles, Sedums and Succulents, Ornamental Grasses—including Black Mondo Grass, plus grouping s of shade plants, drought tolerant plants, sun plants and more. Most are priced from $2.00 – $5.00 with all proceeds directly supporting our mission of Keeping Pets & People Together.

Tim Scallon, Furry Faces Foundation’s Official Musician, will be performing on Saturday afternoon. Come by, shop our 1,000+ plants, then relax and enjoy Tim’s captivating music. You might want to bring a folding chair if you plan on staying for awhile.

www.furryfacesfoundation.org

To find out more about our group ‘Like’ us on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/furryfacesfoundation/

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

BBQ Rib Cook-off Contest & Community Fundraiser for Local Food Banks @ Daystar Retirement Village
Jun 4 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

2nd Annual Rib BBQ Cook-off
Where senior living organizations compete for the title of Best BBQ Ribs!

Adults $15
Kids 12 & under $7

* All you can eat! Pulled pork, burgers, hotdogs, sides and more!

* Activities for the kids: bouncy house, face painting, clowns

* Entertainment by Tim Turner Band, raffles and more!

ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT WEST SEATTLE AND WHITE CENTER FOOD BANKS and will help end hunger for area seniors and children.

Parking available at WestwoodVillage
Free shuttle service provided

Hosted by and at Daystar Retirement Village
2615 SW Barton Street
206-937-6122

West Seattle High School all-school reunion @ West Seattle High School
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The West Seattle High School Alumni Association’s Annual All-School Reunion will be held on June Saturday, June 4th, from 2:00 to 5:30 pm. This reunion is for every school year that West Seattle High School has been open. Come find out what room your “class” is meeting in and find what your classmates have been doing since you graduated. If you have friends in that were in other grad years, check out their rooms and see if they came, too! Learn more on their website here.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH
ALL-SCHOOL REUNION AT WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL, 2-5:30 pm.

If you’ve ever attended an All-School Reunion, you know that the class celebrating its 50th reunion gets the biggest and best room in the place. This year, the big room will be ours. We’ll have several hours to continue earlier conversations and to start new ones, some with old friends from other classes. Finger food will be served. There will be classic cars to see. We’ll take a class photograph. Our own Gary Smith will be the Master of Ceremonies at a recognition program in the auditorium. Scholarship students, monogram club members and this year’s Hall of Fame inductees will be honored, as will we. And we’ll be first on the program!

AFTER PARTY AT AN EXCITING NEW WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANT, 4-9 pm

SOME OF US WILL LEAVE THE ALL-SCHOOL REUNION ONCE WE’VE HAD OUR MOMENT IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT THE RECOGNITION PROGRAM. OTHERS MAY DECIDE TO STAY AT THE HIGH SCHOOL UNTIL THE ALL-SCHOOL REUNION ENDS. WHENEVER YOU LEAVE, CONSIDER DRIVING DOWN TO AN EXCITING NEW WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANT, SO NEW THAT WE’VE YET TO DISCOVER IT. FEAR NOT. WHEN WE FIND IT, WE’LL POST ITS NAME HERE. WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE RESTAURANT, YOUR CLASSMATES WILL BE WAITING TO GREET YOU. WITH ANY LUCK, DELICIOUS GREEN SALADS, SOUPS, SMALL PLATES AND FULL DINNERS WILL BE ON THE MENU, ALONG WITH A WIDE SELECTION OF COFFEE, SOFT DRINKS, CRAFT BEERS, DRAFT BEERS AND WINE. YOU’LL BE ABLE TO DRINK, SNACK OR EAT DINNER WHILE YOU BASK IN THE AFTERGLOW OF WHAT WE HOPE WILL HAVE BEEN A GLORIOUS REUNION.

Jun
5
Sun
2016
Furry Faces Foundation’s ‘Plants For Pets’ sale
Jun 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Furry Faces Foundation’s ‘Plants For Pets’ sale
June 4th and 5th
11 am to 4 pm (no early birds please)

Our June plant sale is this coming weekend…the 4th and 5th, from 11 am–4 pm.
Perennials, Annuals, Edibles, Sedums and Succulents, Ornamental Grasses—including Black Mondo Grass, plus grouping s of shade plants, drought tolerant plants, sun plants and more. Most are priced from $2.00 – $5.00 with all proceeds directly supporting our mission of Keeping Pets & People Together.

Tim Scallon, Furry Faces Foundation’s Official Musician, will be performing on Saturday afternoon. Come by, shop our 1,000+ plants, then relax and enjoy Tim’s captivating music. You might want to bring a folding chair if you plan on staying for awhile.

www.furryfacesfoundation.org

To find out more about our group ‘Like’ us on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/furryfacesfoundation/

Jun
7
Tue
2016
Dine at Coastline Burgers for Hope Lutheran School
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From Hope Lutheran School:

Join us at Coastline Burgers, Tuesday, June 7th from 5:00-9:00 pm. Hanging out with friends and enjoying a good ‘ol burger will help support Hope Lutheran’s 7/8th grade Washington DC enrichment program. Our neighborhood burger joint is excited to host this community event and share a percentage of the night’s proceeds. Be sure to tell them you’re with Hope Lutheran School and receive your free cookie. Don’t forget to check out the art sale. Several of our community artist’s have donated their artwork: paintings, pottery, jewelry and more. We look forward to seeing you at Coastline Burgers on June 7th.

http://hls.hopeseattle.org/home/parents/washington-d-c-trip/

Jun
10
Fri
2016
1st Annual Fox Hole Classic Golf Tournament @ West Seattle Golf Course
Jun 10 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Schmitz Park Elementary PTA (soon to be Genesee Hill Elementary) is hosting the 1st Annual Fox Hole Classic Golf Tournament benefitting our local schools!

Join us at West Seattle Golf Course on Friday, June 10, 2016

2:30 pm Shotgun Start (1:15 Check-in)

There will prizes for: Hole-In-One * Jackpot Hole * Tee & Door Prizes * KP’s * Longest Drives * Putting Contest

Registration open now. Cost: $125 per golfer.

Early Bird Foursome Special: $400

Limit 144 total golfers. Deadline June 3rd.

Register and Pay Online or submit the attached form (PDF) with check:

http://schmitzpark.schoolauction.net/golf2016/

Questions, please contact Robert Kelly: president@schmitzparkpta.org

This event is open to the general public. At this time we are seeking golf tournament sponsorship and participation. There are a few ways to support our tournament:

* Hole sponsorship
* One time monetary donation
* Prize Donations
* Golf participation

Proceeds will go to help fund local West Seattle Schools PTA’s. Each year, school PTA’s help close the funding gaps by providing important resources that help our children learn and achieve every single day.

Our goal is to provide financial grants for other West Seattle school PTA’s. This is an opportunity to help make the entire community the best place for our children to succeed as students and citizens.

‘Community Baby Shower’ for Pediatric Interim Care Center @ Alki Masonic Center
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Rainbow Assembly #18 will be hosting a COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER on June 10th at 6 pm for the benefit of the Pediatric Interim Care Center. There will be a potato bar, games and dessert. Please come and meet the members of WS Rainbow and help out a worthy cause.

The baby shower will be held at the Alki Masonic Center. Please enter through the doors on the parking lot level.

PICC is a center that cares for babies born drug exposed and medically fragile. A list of items that are on their wishlist include: hand sanitizer; cotton/terry sleepers with snap fronts (size small & medium) in white or pastel colors; disposable diapers (size small or medium); antibacterial soap; latex/vinyl gloves (medium powered & non-powdered); Johnson’s Baby Powder with Cornstarch; Johnson’s baby shampoo; and cash donations are also welcome.

There is a list of items which are also needed on an occasional basis found on their website that do not relate directly to the care of the babies (i.e. bleach, toilet paper, Kleenex, etc)

We would welcome your donations if you are not able to attend. This event counts towards the girls’ community service hours and brings them a lot of joy. Please attend!

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: IORG.WS18@GMAIL.COM

West Seattle Assembly #18 thanks you for your support!

Jun
11
Sat
2016
‘Spring at South’ event @ South Seattle College
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Explore & Enjoy Greenbelt Walks, Gardens, Wine Tasting and more during the “Spring at South” event at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10 am–7 pm
(all gardens open dawn to dusk)

Free Events! Come with family (fun for kids too) and friends to explore these community treasures.

West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails Guided Interpretive Walks
11 am and 1:30 pm
45 minutes on firm gravel trail; option for 45 minutes longer on a rugged trail; wear long pants and hiking boots. Information table in Chan Education Center; plus history interviewing from 12–1:30 pm.
Nature Consortium Table – Chan Education Center

Seattle Chinese Garden
Open House Cultural Activities & Displays
11 am to 5 pm

Northwest Wine Academy
Spring Release Wine Tasting & Light Appetizers
Noon to 7 pm
– Tasting Room & Outdoor Patio

SSC Arboretum
Seattle Conifer Day
Pruning Demonstration
10 am to Noon

Community Orchard of West Seattle
Along greenbelt at NE corner of parking lot
Self-guided visits & Information

Photography Exhibits
Landscapes at South
Northwest Wine Academy
Scenes of Chongqing, China
Chan Education Center

Food Truck
– near Northwest Wine Academy

Seattle Public Library Cart
– NWWA Patio

South Seattle College, North Entrance. Click here for campus map.

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

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

Opening Weekend at Kitty Harbor
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

BREAKING NEWS! OPENING WEEKEND OF KITTY HARBOR! That’s right! This weekend Kitty Harbor is throwing open their doors on Saturday and Sunday, from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, both days. A total of 30 Fabulous Felines are excited to meet ‘n’ greet you; 5 attentive adults and 25 krazy kittens.

Can’t make it this weekend? Kitty Harbor will be open for adoptions every Saturday and Sunday, from noon – 4 pm, through December 18th. Each weekend there are 20 to 40+ adult cats, teenagers (6+ months), and kittens (8 weeks to 6 months), waiting to meet you.

In preparation for your adoption desires, please see our website for policies and a downloadable adoption form that can be filled out prior to arriving: http://www.kittyharborseattle.org

Kitty Harbor
3422 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, Washington 98126

Days: Saturday & Sunday
Hours: Noon – 4:00 pm

Phone: (206) 935-1919

Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittyharbor?ref=ts

Jun
12
Sun
2016
Opening Weekend at Kitty Harbor
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

BREAKING NEWS! OPENING WEEKEND OF KITTY HARBOR! That’s right! This weekend Kitty Harbor is throwing open their doors on Saturday and Sunday, from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, both days. A total of 30 Fabulous Felines are excited to meet ‘n’ greet you; 5 attentive adults and 25 krazy kittens.

Can’t make it this weekend? Kitty Harbor will be open for adoptions every Saturday and Sunday, from noon – 4 pm, through December 18th. Each weekend there are 20 to 40+ adult cats, teenagers (6+ months), and kittens (8 weeks to 6 months), waiting to meet you.

In preparation for your adoption desires, please see our website for policies and a downloadable adoption form that can be filled out prior to arriving: http://www.kittyharborseattle.org

Kitty Harbor
3422 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, Washington 98126

Days: Saturday & Sunday
Hours: Noon – 4:00 pm

Phone: (206) 935-1919

Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittyharbor?ref=ts

Jun
13
Mon
2016
WSHS Cheer fundraiser at Talarico’s Pizzeria
Jun 13 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come celebrate the end of the school year (YAHOO!) and support WSHS Cheer at Talarico’s Pizzeria in the Alaska Junction Monday, June 13th, 5-10 pm! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the cheer team to help fund Camp and Uniforms. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Jun
18
Sat
2016
Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

Environmental Education Station Event @ Camp Long
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The City of Seattle Parks and Recreation in collaboration with King Conservation District brings you the Environmental Education Station at Camp Long. Led by youth from the LEEF leadership program (Leaders in Environmental Equity and Facilitation), this will be a day of hands-on Environmental Education Learning and activities in the 68-acre wooded forest. Everyone is welcome, food will be provided as well as rock climbing, zip lining, live performances and more! (Zip lining is on a first come, first served basis and space is limited, so come early!)

This event is free and open to the public.

Questions or want to volunteer?? Email Project Coordinator Nafasi Ferrell at nafasi@dnda.org or call (206) 935-2999

Learn more about the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association‘s Cultural Events Series:
http://dnda.org/culturalseries/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1757453151136203/

Jun
25
Sat
2016
Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

Northwest Wine Academy’s ‘Summer Sip’ event @ South Seattle College
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Kick off Seattle sunshine season at the Summer Sip!

We invite you to join us at the Northwest Wine Academy on June 25th, from 1-3 pm to raise funds for our Summer Program Series. You and your friends will be among the first to taste 4 new Academy releases, sample tasty hor d’oeuvres while toasting to our beautiful Seattle Summer. You could even win a special surprise!

You’ll learn more about how You Grow Girl! keeps King County girls and young women on a Pathway to Self-Sufficiency and how YOU can help.

Tickets are $15 so invite a friend and get yours today!

The You Grow Girl! mission is to provide comprehensive services for girls and young women to reach their authentic self through the development of life skills, confidence and self-respect. YGG serves high-risk, female-identifying, King County youth from elementary through young adulthood, placing them on a Pathway to Self-Sufficient Womanhood.

Not able to make it to The Summer Sip? You can still support our Summer Program Series by making a gift to our girls at www.yougrowgirl.org.

The Northwest Wine Academy is located at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor).

The Summer Sip is sponsored by McLendon Hardware.

Jul
2
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

Jul
3
Sun
2016
Deaf Community beach walk at low tide @ South Alki beach
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm
–Deaf Community beach walk at South Alki/Constellation Park: Meet us on the beach! Sign language interpretation available between 10 am and 1 pm at South Alki beach.

July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

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 and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach 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.”

Jul
4
Mon
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

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 and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach 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.”

Jul
5
Tue
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

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 and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach 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.”

Jul
6
Wed
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

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 and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach 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.”

Jul
9
Sat
2016
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

Jul
11
Mon
2016
Blood donation drive @ Ferguson
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

BloodworkNW is having a blood donation drive at Ferguson (in the Training Room) on Monday July 11th from 9 am to 3 pm (closed 11 am-noon for a break).

Every day BloodWorks Northwest needs 900 donors to register to meet the needs of our local hospitals and patients.

Will you be one of them?

THE NEED FOR BLOOD NEVER TAKES A VACATION. With summer right around the corner it is even more important to schedule an appointment to give blood as we tend to see lower donor turnout when the weather gets warmer.

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

Jul
16
Sat
2016
Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

Jul
19
Tue
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

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 and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach 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.”

Jul
20
Wed
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

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 and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach 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.”

Jul
21
Thu
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

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 and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach 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.”

Jul
22
Fri
2016
Chief Sealth IHS multi-class reunion @ Lincoln Park
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

If you are a ’60s or ’70s graduate of Chief Sealth High School, you’re invited to the first-ever multi-class reunion, 5-8 pm July 22nd on the beach at Lincoln Park. Organizer David Katt says picnic shelters #3 and #4, plus 20 tables, will be set up (the area closest to the park’s south end). He and Tom Huling from the Class of ’72 are sponsoring this first multi-class event, “with several other classes involved,” and you can reach him with questions at djkatt@comcast.net or 206-650-0863. The announcement also notes, “Some catering will be provided but Chief Sealth alums are encouraged to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages to this complimentary event.”

Jul
23
Sat
2016
Chief Sealth HS Cheer Team Car Wash Fundraiser @ West Seattle Les Schwab
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Chief Sealth High School Cheer Team will be having a Car Wash Fundraiser on:
-July 23rd and July 30th
-10 am-2 pm (both days)
-At the West Seattle Les Schwab
-Cost: $5.00

Seattle Humane Society fundraising event @ Chipotle Mexican Grill
Jul 23 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday, July 23rd at Chipotle Mexican Grill: Make eating a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support The Seattle Humane Society.

Just come into any Washington State Chipotle on Saturday, July 23rd from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. Bring in this flyer (PDF file), show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to The Seattle Humane Society.

(Gift card purchases during fundraisers do not count towards total donated sales,but purchases made with an existing card will count.)

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Jul 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

WSHS Class of 1996 – 20th Reunion @ Dakota Park Place
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

West Seattle High School class of 1996 celebrates our 20-year High School Reunion!

We’re hosting an adult-only event on Saturday evening, followed by a family-friendly picnic Sunday. Please find more details on our website below – here are the basics:

RSVP: http://wshs1996reunion.blogspot.com/

July 23:
Dakota Park Place (West Seattle), 6:00–11:00 pm
Historic West Seattle Venue – Beer – Wine – Food – Memory Book – Photo Booth- 90s tunes – Memory lane slideshow!

July 24:
Family Day at Hiawatha Park (adjacent to WSHS), 12:00 noon

We look forward to seeing you!!

Jul
24
Sun
2016
‘Be The Match’ donor registration drive @ Fresh Flours Bakery & Cafe
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Be involved. Transplant hope. Join the Be The Match registry.
(From West Seattleite Rebecca Harvey): I’ve partnered with Be The Match to host a donor registration drive on July 24th. The new Fresh Flours in West Seattle has agreed to host the event on their new patio. Myself, along with other volunteers and a representative from Be The Match will be there from 9 am to 2 pm to answer any questions regarding being a donor, as well as registering on the spot anyone that would like to join the donor registry. This is an important cause as these donors have the potential to be the cure that a cancer patient needs.

Be The Match is a great organization that operates the largest and most diverse donor registry in the world, in order to connect patients with blood diseases to their life saving marrow or stem cell transplant. Anyone between the ages of 18 and 44 who is in good health and committed to donating to a patient in need is encouraged to join the donor registry. Joining is simple and takes less then 10
minutes – all you need to do is fill out a form and swab your cheek!

July 24th, 9 am–2 pm
Marrow Donor Registry Drive, Ages 18–44
at Fresh Flours Bakery & Cafe
Open to the general public!

If you are unable to join us for the event at Fresh Flours, we have an online registration option. Taking the first step online is quick and easy.

Visit the link below to join online:
http://join.bethematch.org/
A swab kit will be mailed to your home.

WSHS Class of 1996 – 20th Reunion @ Hiawatha Park
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

West Seattle High School class of 1996 celebrates our 20-year High School Reunion!

We’re hosting an adult-only event on Saturday evening, followed by a family-friendly picnic Sunday. Please find more details on our website below – here are the basics:

RSVP: http://wshs1996reunion.blogspot.com/

July 23:
Dakota Park Place (West Seattle), 6:00–11:00 pm
Historic West Seattle Venue – Beer – Wine – Food – Memory Book – Photo Booth- 90s tunes – Memory lane slideshow!

July 24:
Family Day at Hiawatha Park (adjacent to WSHS), 12:00 noon

We look forward to seeing you!!

Jul
28
Thu
2016
Concord Elementary’s PTA fundraIser at Zippy’s Giant Burgers
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Zippy’s White Center location is holding a fundraiser for Concord International Elementary School PTA all day long on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 9 am–10 pm.

El jueves 28 de julio Zippy’s Giant Burgers va a donar 15% de todas la ventas de ese día para la PTA de Concord Elementary. ¡Ayúdennos a recolectar fondos mientras disfrutan de una comida deliciosa!

On Thursday, July 28, Zippy’s Giant Burgers in White Center will donate 15% of their proceeds to Concord’s PTA. Please eat there and support us!

Jul
30
Sat
2016
Chief Sealth HS Cheer Team Car Wash Fundraiser @ West Seattle Les Schwab
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Chief Sealth High School Cheer Team will be having a Car Wash Fundraiser on:
-July 23rd and July 30th
-10 am-2 pm (both days)
-At the West Seattle Les Schwab
-Cost: $5.00

Jul
31
Sun
2016
Fourth annual Humane Society bake sale
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Gwen and Muriel, Madison Middle School 7th graders, are putting their love for animals to work again through their fourth annual Humane Society bake sale! Delicious cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and more! They’ll be back at the corner of 36th Ave SW and SW Dakota, Sunday, July 31, from 10 am–3 pm. The girls are also sponsoring a barrel from the Humane Society to collect cat or dog food (wet or dry), animal toys, or new scratching posts. Cash and check donations are very welcome; all proceeds go to Seattle Humane Society.

Benefit Concert: Kobe YMCA Hand Bell Choir @ Fauntleroy UCC and Fauntleroy YMCA
Jul 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy a special benefit concert from internationally known Kobe YMCA Hand Bell Choir to celebrate and recognize the 50th Anniversary of our Youth Exchange Programs and Partnership between the Kobe YMCA and the Seattle YMCA. Hundreds of teens from Kobe and Seattle have learned the importance of international friendship, cultural understanding and global citizenship through international visits between our sister YMCAs. Proceeds will provide scholarships for Seattle YMCA youth to join the exchange with Kobe YMCA in Summer 2017.

WHEN: Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
WHERE: Fauntleroy UCC and Fauntleroy YMCA – 9140 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA
TICKETS:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kobe-ymca-hand-bell-choir-concert-tickets-26362770757

Under the direction of Nozomu Abe, the Kobe YMCA Bell Choir has introduced audiences across Japan to handbell music for almost 4 decades. The choir is composed of 15 ringers and 6 octaves of handbells. Major activities include their annual Christmas concert, participation in the Kansai (Japan) handbell festival and biennial international trips.

The group is coming to Seattle for this special concert after completing their visit to Vancouver B.C. for the International Hand Bell Symposium. The Kobe YMCA Bell Choir has provided approximately 200 concerts for a worldwide audience of more than 50 cities and has touched the lives of music lovers across the world through their 4 cd and 1 dvd recordings.

Aug
6
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

Aug
13
Sat
2016
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

Race for Recreation – CANCELED @ Delridge Community Center
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

(This event has been canceled)

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Race for Recreation
Delridge Community Center Soccer Field
Aug. 13, 2016 10:00 am
$25 register fee

All proceeds go towards recreational scholarships for youth and teens at Delridge Community Center.

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

Aug
20
Sat
2016
Duwamish Estuary Habitat Restoration Work Party @ Herring's House Park
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we continue restoration in this park located along the Duwamish River (Seattle’s only river!). EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing. No prior
experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

Sign up online at http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php or contact Volunteer@earthcorps.org.

West Seattle High School Class of 1971 reunion @ WS Golf Course
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Fun is Ageless; We are Timeless! Don’t Miss Out!

West Seattle High School’s Class of 1971’s 45th Reunion is rapidly approaching! Our “Throwback to 1971” is Saturday, August 20 at West Seattle Golf Course Clubhouse from 4 pm to 10 pm.

We’ll be celebrating with ’70s Music, Cocktail Food, a Photo Booth, Friendship, Nostalgia and so much more! Several from our Class will be speaking in the Program which starts at 6:00 pm.

For more details and how to join us please see our Facebook page “West Seattle High School Class of 1971” or contact Jim Biava at Jim@JimBiava.com

Aug
21
Sun
2016
Dogs Days of August Beerfest: Dog Adoption Event & Fundraiser @ West Seattle Nursery
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dogs Days of August Beerfest benefitting Furry Faces Foundation:

Loving, adorable, adoptable dogs; Fall Garden/Nursery Sale Kickoff; Beer; Hotdogs; Live Music; Pet Nutrition Education…all at the West Seattle Nursery & Garden Center on Sunday, August 21st, from 1 pm–4 pm.

“This is our annual opportunity to help dogs find loving homes,” explains Marcia, manager of West Seattle Nursery & Garden Center, “and raise money to support Furry Faces Foundation mission of keeping pets and people together.”

“Emerald City Pet Rescue, Regional Animals Services of King County and Georgia Peaches will be onsite with dogs that are just waiting to meet and greet you!. So many wonderful dogs looking to adopt you..why would you go anywhere else?” says Linda Turner, Furry Faces Secretary, “so come on out! Have a beer ‘n’ hotdog or two; shop the sale; meet the animals–all while listening to the music and vocals of Tim Scallon, Furry Faces Foundation’s popular, Official Musician.”

Also…Learn about proper nutrition, doggie daycare, home owner/renter insurance for dogs–with no breed restrictions, volunteer opportunities and more.

West Seattle Nursery & Garden Center
5275 California Ave SW, Seattle, 98136

For additional information about contact Furry Faces Foundation:
www.facebook.com/furryfacesfoundation/
www.furryfacesfoundation.org

Aug
27
Sat
2016
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 Parking Lot Painting Party
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Back-to-school time edges ever closer … and there’s still a little work to do to get some campuses ready. If you can spare a little time this Saturday, Louisa Boren STEM K-8 could use your helping hands:

Parking Lot Painting Party!

WHO: Louisa Boren STEM K-8 community and any community member willing to help!

WHEN: August 27th 9 am-1 pm (drop in as you can!) but rain cancels event

WHY: Safety!

WHAT TO BRING: Wear old clothing! PTA / SPS will provide painting supplies, water, coffee and donuts. Kids more than welcome with parent supervision.

Need more info? Robin Graham – robingraham26@gmail.com

Mobile blood drive @ Holy Family Catholic Church
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Dennise Lopez Scholarship Drive: BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked at The Church on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 10 am–4 pm (closed noon-1 pm pm for a break). Blood drives are open to the public.

Scholarship Drive Facebook event page here.

Sep
3
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Sep
4
Sun
2016
Light Under the Bridge Music Festival @ Shorewood Foursquare Church
Sep 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

2ND Annual Light Under the Bridge Music Festival on September 4th at Shorewood Foursquare Church. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy some outdoor Christian music from local bands. Concert is free. Light Under the Bridge are asking for donations to aid the ministry with their Saturday mornings feeding of the homeless living in the jungle. They serve a full hot line breakfast as well as passing out clothing and toiletries. Their endeavors are supported through private donations. They are always looking for volunteers or donations of any kind. Come see us, enjoy the music, an afternoon snack and learn what they are all about. September 4th (Sunday) from 2 pm to 5 pm.

http://www.westsidefoursquare.org

Sep
10
Sat
2016
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

Olympia Chamber Brass concert – benefit for WS Helpline @ Alki UCC
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“Music with a Heart” concert series, sponsored by Alki UCC:

Join us Saturday Sept 10th to experience “…the Renaissance to the Baroque, through the Classical and Romantic ages, and into the 20th Century for some jazz and toe tapping rags!” Ensemble includes: John Wells, trumpet; Patrick Harvey, trumpet; Ryan Wagner, trombone; James Harper, french horn; and Edward Phillips, tuba.

Refreshments and treats at intermission.

A free will offering of $20 is suggested, with net proceeds benefiting the West Seattle Helpline, a beloved local organization providing emergency relief and assistance to our West Seattle neighbors.

Who: Olympia Chamber Brass
When: Sept 10, 2016, 7pm
Where: Alki United Church of Christ
6115 SW Hinds St, 98116
206-935-2661

Unmask the Night @ Duos
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Please join us for a ground-breaking event to advance services for mental illness. Enjoy an evening of activities, incredible jazz, small Silent and Live auctions and a very special unveiling of the short documentary, “Chad’s Legacy; Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness.”

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016
7:00–11:00 pm
DUOS
JAZZ, DRINKS, BITES and UNVEILING
(MASQUERADE ATTIRE)

FOR TICKETS and MORE INFORMATION:
Visit ChadsLegacy.org
or BrownPaperTickets.com/event/2592796
Ticket price of $75 includes jazz, drinks, and bites

Sep
15
Thu
2016
West Seattle Timebank Open House and Potluck @ Senior Center of West Seattl
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet your neighbors and learn about Timebanking, at the West Seattle Timebank monthly Open House & Potluck at the Sison Building/Senior Center of West Seattle.

Thursday, Sept. 15th

6:00–6:30 pm – Orientation for interested folks
6:30–7:00 pm – Share a potluck dish & conversation
7:00–7:20 pm – Guest Speaker: Jill Kimble, Volunteer coordinator, Senior Services
7:20–8:00 pm – Sharing Timebank experiences

We hope to see you there! This is a great time to bring a friend that wants to see how it all works.

Sep
17
Sat
2016
International Coastal Cleanup Day @ Alki Beach Park
Sep 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Puget Soundkeeper Alliance: Saturday, September 17th at Alki Beach 9:00 am–12:00 pm.

Three starting locations are available around the West Seattle shoreline to cover maximum ground: Charles Richey Sr. Viewpoint, Alki Beach Bathhouse, and Seacrest Park. Click here to sign up and participate!

Time: 9:30 – 12:00 on Saturday, September 17

The International Coastal Cleanup is the largest global volunteer project in service to our rivers, lakes and oceans. Each fall, approximately 800,000 people worldwide clean up their local waterways and document every single piece of trash collected. The results are sent to the Ocean Conservancy and published into an annual report to give us an idea of exactly what is floating around in our oceans (hint: the most prevalent item is small, plastic, and brown and white in color).

Last year, over 18 million pounds of trash were collected. What will be found this year?

Website and registration:
http://www.pugetsoundkeeper.org/alki-west-seattle-cleanup/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our project’s objectives are:

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

Sep
29
Thu
2016
Camp Fire Bake Sale for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation @ Delridge Grocery Cooperative
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From Katie McKeehan Hart: My Camp Fire group (composed of 1st and 4th grade students from Our Lady of Guadalupe School) will be having a bake sale at the Delridge Grocery Cooperative to raise money for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (in memory of my dad). September is Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month. Bake sale is Thursday, September 29 from 4:00-7:00 -or until we run out of baked goods! Thank you for your generosity to this cause!! We also are looking for donations of baked goods that can be dropped off at the bake sale.

Facebook event page with more details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/895435060600061/

Oct
1
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Camp Colman Bean Feed Dinner @ West 5 Restaurant and Lounge
Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

On Saturday, October 1, 2016, the Camp Colman Alumni Committee is reviving a long-loved West Seattle tradition: the Bean Feed. The original bean feed was a celebration for the entire community when most households there were involved in the Fauntleroy Church and YMCA. This Tell Me Why Friend-raiser will honor the tradition and history of Camp Colman while generating funds to support camp capital projects. We invite alumni, parents, and friends to join this event and celebrate 50 for 50 — the “Colman-ation” of 50 summers of camp at Case Inlet. Learn more about the future of Camp Colman, the new master plan, and how a gift could have a major impact on camp’s growth.

When: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 5:30 pm
Where: West 5 Restaurant and Lounge
Ticket price: $50 per person

Tickets to this private event will include a delicious buffet meal featuring baked beans (of course), brats, salmon, mac & cheese, goop ice cream, and more! There will be delicious specialty cocktails at the no-host bar, including a Goop-tini and the Black Lagoon. Attendees can win some amazing raffle items, including a free week of summer camp, a free weekend of Family Camp, a YMCA membership, a handmade Colman quilt, event tickets, works of art, and other terrific items! Guests will also take home a commemorative glass. Family & Friends 18+ Welcome. This event is organized by Camp Colman Alumni Committee and Chairs Steve & Becky Cameron.

More information and a link to purchase tickets can be found at
http://bit.ly/ColmanBeanFeed

Oct
5
Wed
2016
WSHS Golf Team Fundraiser @ Chipotle Mexican Grill
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Show your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support West Seattle Booster Club on behalf of the golf team. Come in to Chipotle at 4730 California Ave SW on Wednesday, October 5th between 5:30 and 10 pm. Simply tell the cashier that you’re supporting WS golf to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to our fund.

Oct
8
Sat
2016
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

Oct
9
Sun
2016
Delridge Way SW Community Trash Pick Up Workparty @ Uptown Espresso
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The North Delridge Neighborhood Council is hosting a Community Adopt-A-Street Trash Pick Up event to beautify northern Delridge Way SW and surrounding streets. The Seahawks have a bye on Sunday… so let that not be your excuse!

Trash bags, gloves, pickers and other supplies are provided. You are also welcome to pick up trash bags and use them to pick up trash on your own street instead. You will just need to let me know where your full bags are located so I can coordinate pick up by the city.

This is a great family activity and you can participate for as little or as much time as you have to spare.

For those interested, we will be meeting a half hour early at Uptown Espresso for a neighborhood coffee social (and donut holes!) prior to heading out.

DATE: Sunday, October 9th

TIME: 9:30 – coffee social, 10:00 – head out for trash pickup

LOCATION: Meet at Uptown Espresso by 10:00 am

If you would like to help pick up trash at a different time or location, I am happy to deliver bags and supplies to you. Email Contact@ndnc.org if you’d like to arrange picking up bags with Kirsten.

Thanks for participating in your community!

Kirsten Smith, NDNC Beautification Chair

Oct
20
Thu
2016
West Seattle Monster Dash Dine-In at Zippy’s @ Zippy's Giant Burgers
Oct 20 all-day

Please join the West Seattle Monster Dash team October 20, 2016 for a Dine-In at Zippy’s Giant Burgers in White Center (9614 14th Ave SW). Zippy’s Giant Burgers has generously agreed to donate 15% of their profits October 20th to the West Seattle Monster Dash. In its fifth year, the Dash supports the five South Seattle College Cooperative Preschools in West Seattle. The race will be held October 29th in beautiful Lincoln Park and includes a 5K and a Little Monster’s Dash for children under 12. We are thrilled to be partnering with Zippy’s Giant Burgers and appreciate their generous support.

Come out October 20 and enjoy a great meal (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) and help support the cooperative preschool system in West Seattle.

www.westseattlemonsterdash.com

Oct
21
Fri
2016
Kid Friendly Food Drive begins; 50% Off Costumes
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Starting Friday 10/21/16, get half-off Halloween costumes at Kid Friendly Footwear at Again & Again (WSB sponsor) with your donation to West Seattle Food Bank.

Bring a kid-friendly lunchbox donation for the School Children’s Backpack Program, and receive 50% off your costume purchase.

There’s a world of gently used kids’ costumes at Again & Again, from newborn baby to size 10+. A large portion of costume sales benefits WestSide Baby.

Kid Friendly Food Drive Wish List:
• Non-perishable single-serving lunchbox items
• Juice boxes and milks in shelf-stable containers
• Single-serving healthy snacks (grahams, pretzels, crackers, trail mix)
• Granola bars, fruit leather, dried fruit
• Individual-size meals (soup, pasta, noodles)
• Whole-grain cereal (oatmeal, etc.)
• No-sugar-added applesauce & fruit cups
• Staples: peanut butter, canned fruits, canned pasta, soups (can or aseptic container)

All food donations accepted, veg-friendly lunchbox items preferred.

Again & Again will have sugar-free treats during the Junction Harvest Festival, Sunday 10/30/16.

Stop by and say “Boo!”

Kid Friendly Footwear @ Again & Again
Consignment & New Useful Things
4832 California Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98116

206-933-2060
www.againandagain.net

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Monday thru Saturday 9 am–7 pm
Sunday 10 am–5 pm

Oct
22
Sat
2016
FauntNeau Triangle Work Party @ Fauntleroy Way SW/SW Juneau St
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

As part of the Seattle ReLeaf program – Join your neighbors and help us start the transformation of this neighborhood gem. This triangle, which serves as a busy bus stop, is also home to birds and squirrels and provides a much needed buffer to the neighboring homes. Help us remove aggressive weeds and care for the mature trees. We’ll provide tools, gloves, and instruction.

Saturday, October 22nd
9 am – 12 pm

Meet at triangle between Fauntleroy Way SW, SW Juneau St & 39th Ave SW

For more information and to RSVP:
www.seattle.gov/trees/events.html

Tree Ambassador@Seattle.gov

(206)615-1668

Duwamish Alive Fall Planting at Longfellow Creek
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join EarthCorps, the King Conservation District, the Duwamish Alive Coalition and the Green Seattle Partnership to help restore the forest surrounding Longfellow Creek. We will be planting over 750 native trees and shrubs, and need your help!

We will supply gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health,
information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing.

Groups, families, and volunteers of all ages are welcome to join. No prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

Sign up online at http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php or
contact Volunteer@earthcorps.org with questions.

Duwamish Alive! T-107 Park Habitat Volunteer Project @ T-107 Park
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Restore – and kayak – at Duwamish Alive! T-107 Park Habitat Volunteer Project
October 22nd, 10:00 am–2:00 pm

On October 22nd join Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/TAG, EarthCorps Sound Stewards, and Puget Soundkeeper as we keep important habitat and public access space along the Duwamish River safe and beautiful!

Contact Hannah at hannah@duwamishcleanup.org to sign-up!

Learn more: http://duwamishcleanup.org/programs/duwamish-alive/

As a volunteer at this site, you will be part of Duwamish Alive!, a restoration and cleanup event working to make lasting improvements at over 12 sites in the Duwamish Watershed. This is the 10th year of this volunteer effort to make a positive impact within our community while learning about our local environment. Duwamish Alive! is a collaborative effort of local communities, municipalities, non-profits, and businesses to preserve and enhance habitat for people and wildlife towards improving the health of the Puget Sound. Restoration events are held twice a year. Learn more: http://www.duwamishalive.org/index.html

Duwamish Alive: Planting Season Kickoff work party @ Pigeon Point Park
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join Nature Consortium in their kickoff planting event of the season at the Pigeon Point Park! Live music and pizza will be provided!

In partnership with Duwamish Alive, a coalition of over 30 partners including community organization, municipalities, non-profits and businesses, we are working together in the Duwamish River watershed to promote awareness about Seattle’s hometown river, improve water quality, and to preserve and enhance native plant species.

The event will be held Saturday, October 22nd at Pigeon Point Park from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Interested volunteers can sign up at http://www.naturec.org/volunteer/

If you have questions, please contact volunteer@naturec.org

Revive Denny IMS’s Learning Garden
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Little Red Hen Project and Denny International Middle School Science Department invite you to join them in the work of reviving the school’s Learning Garden. As one parent put it:

The Denny Learning garden will provide our kids with more than just tomatoes. In this garden, kids will have a hands-on learning experience, giving a real, tangible understanding to the lessons that are taught at their desks.

Kids and parents at Denny will reap the rewards of community building as the lessons of biology mix together with the lessons of teamwork and patience. Departments will “adopt” the garden for a month to maintain the upkeep, as the Little Red Hen Project (LRHP) provides the consulting toward growing a garden that can teach our kids the lessons that can’t be taught with an iPad.

High School Students can earn service hours on campus by taking on leadership positions. After school programs can be held in the plaza at the garden, or in the amphitheater, which faces a native bioswale.

If (when) we get the project infrastructure in place, we may also be able to provide a place for troubled students can option, rather than detention, so instead of staring at their thumbs in detention hall, kids can watch their thumbs turn green.

The Little Red Hen Project also points out that this is about food justice, one of the great divides in our area and elsewhere, “a problem that impacts our youth the most, as kids go to school without proper nutrition, which leads to a decline in grades and mood. The Little Red Hen Project is dedicated to reaching our community families to teach each other how proper food can lead to a better future.”

Oct
29
Sat
2016
‘Oregon Grape’ Landscape Survey & Work Party @ South Seattle College
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle loves the Arboretum at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), but did you know that another exciting horticulture project is taking shape on campus? It’s a research study evaluating the potential of Mahonia (think ‘Oregon Grape’) species and varieties for Pacific Northwest landscapes.

This study is the first of its kind in our region and the West Seattle community is invited to get involved. We have a volunteer party scheduled for Saturday 29th, from 9 am-Noon. Please join us & help this exciting project. We’ll have rakes and shovels and tasty refreshments and good company!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the organizer at:

Randall Hitchin, Landscape Horticulture Instructor
randall.hitchin@seattlecolleges.edu

Nov
1
Tue
2016
Say “BOO” to trash at the California Cleanup
Nov 1 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Goblins can create a lot of trash. Join other West Seattle Chamber members as we give back to our community. On Nov 1st, members will meet at the 7-11 at 3801 California Ave SW at 4:30 pm to hand out supplies and form teams. Together we’ll pick up trash from SW Charlestown to SW Alaska.

Many hands make light work. When we “Talked Trash” in Sept we had the street spotless in an hour. Register today so we know the amount of supplies to have on hand for the volunteers.

Afterwards we’ll stop at a local establishment for food and drinks. We’ll have a lot of fun while helping to clean up our neighborhood and building camaraderie.
Register now to get full details!
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Nov
5
Sat
2016
Harbor/Avalon Neighborhood Cleanup work party
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our Neighborhood will be holding a work party to continue the clean up of the Avalon / Harbor at Manning area Harbor Avalon Neighborhood on November 5th (9 am-noon).

WHY: This is the second in a series of work parties to ready the site for the Neighborhood Street and Park fund grant work that will commence in February 2017 AND provide a green buffer for neighboring homes and businesses.

WHEN: Saturday November 5th from 9am-noon. SAVE THE DATE and bring your family and friends.

WHERE: Meet at the intersection of Manning at Avalon. Help us remove aggressive weeds, care for the mature trees, and improve sightlines for pedestrians and traffic. We’ll provide tools, gloves, and instruction. No experience necessary.

REGISTER: Registration link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LunaParkNov5

Join us along with area Luna Park Merchants and the Seattle reLeaf Tree Ambassador team as we work to positively brand our unique West Seattle space!

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

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

The Friends of Lincoln Park group hosts twice-monthly work parties to restore and maintain natural areas. Upcoming dates: third Sundays (Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20) and first Saturdays (Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3). Muster at 9 am at the kiosk in the north parking lot with sturdy shoes, long pants, work gloves, water, and layers suited to the weather.

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

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

Fall Planting at Westcrest Park work party
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join EarthCorps & the Green Seattle Partnership as we improve the health of an amazing urban forest in Southwest Seattle! We will be removing invasive plants and performing restoration site maintenance in preparation for planting.

EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education that covers safety, information on the park you are working in, forest health, environmental restoration and the overview of the project. No prior experience is necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

Sign up online at www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php or contact volunteer@earthcorps.org with any questions.

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

From Puget Soundkeeper Alliance:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mission to Kenya – African Fundraising Dinner @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

You are invited to the Mission to Kenya – African Fundraising Dinner by the Books & Bricks Organization.

You are invited to raise money for scholarships and a new library in Kenya. Tom Holford our main speaker just came back from Kenya and will be sharing stories and pictures about his travels to Mulundi Village, Kenya to meet with students, parents and teachers.

The dinner will be held on Nov 5th, 2016 starting 5 pm at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church Parish Hall.

Event tickets are $15 a ticket. Please RSVP to Mike at 206 280 2440 or exforester2015@gmail.com.

For more information please visit:

www.booksandbricks.org
www.sjbwestseattle.org

Nov
11
Fri
2016
Benefit: Dine out for the Delacour Family Cancer Fund @ Mission Cantina
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come celebrate and fundraise! Ms. Delacour (Alki Elementary K/1 Teacher) and her twin brother’s birthday is 11/11. Ben was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in June. Mission Cantina will donate to the Delacour Family Cancer Fund 20% of your bill if you say you are “Dining out for the Delacour Family”!

When? Friday, 11/11, anytime between 6 pm and 10-pm
Where? Mission Cantina in the Admiral Junction (2325 California Ave SW, Seattle)

Nov
12
Sat
2016
Green Seattle Day work party @ Various WS locations
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for the annual Green Seattle Day!

Saturday, November 12th, 9:00 am
Green Seattle Day is our biggest party of the year, and we want you there! Join hundreds of volunteers planting thousands of plants in parks throughout The Emerald City. All community members are welcome!

The event runs from 9 am-noon at Camp Long, and at 15 other parks across Seattle. No experience necessary. Tools, gloves, plants, coffee, snacks, and instruction provided.

Longfellow Creek (West Seattle)
Orchard Street Ravine (West Seattle)
Camp Long Hub (West Seattle)

Sign up here for Green Seattle Day at Camp Long and Longfellow Ck./Brandon St. Natural Area, and help keep Seattle green and healthy, one tree at a time.

Join hundreds of volunteers planting thousands of trees and other plants in parks throughout the City that will grow up to be the next generation of our urban forest. Green Seattle Day is a celebration of the forest that makes this the Emerald City. Help us keep it that way!

This family-friendly planting day is great for all ages, and no experience is necessary. We’ll bring the plants, tools, gloves, coffee, and snacks. You’ll get a great work-out, spend some time outside in a beautiful park, and feel great knowing that you spent the morning doing something good for your community and our urban environment. Bring friends and family with you, or meet new friends as you work together in your neighborhood park.

Everyone can help – sign up to volunteer now! Advance registration really helps us to plan the best event we can for all of our volunteers.

Dress warmly for the weather – we will be out rain or shine – and wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes that can get dirty and wet. Bring a water bottle and reusable coffee mug if you have them. We will have coffee to fill up, and some snacks to keep you going!

Register early at www.greenseattle.org

Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

WSCO’s Fall Gala & Auction @ Alki Masonic Hall
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The West Seattle Community Orchestras cordially invites you to their Annual Fall Gala & Auction on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Doors Open 6:00 pm at the Alki Masonic Hall.

The evening will kick off with a cocktail reception and an impressive spread of appetizers. Guests will find wonderful treasures to bid on in the silent auction, and enjoy some light entertainment music with time to mingle. The cocktail hour will be followed by a dinner buffet filled with BBQ delights. The evening will continue with the live auction, a lavish Dessert Dash, followed by dancing music provided by The West Seattle Big Band, Event Sponsor.

The theme for the evening is “Let’s Raise It” and WSCO, a not-for-profit, will do just that in its dedication to inspire an enjoyment of music-making for musicians of all abilities, and in providing performance and growth opportunities. The funds raised are vital to ensure that student musicians, grades K-12, will continue to have the free-of-charge opportunity to make beautiful music through instruction and mentoring in mixed-age ensembles in WSCO.

Please help make this year’s fundraising event a successful. Purchase your ticket today at www.WSCOrchestras.org

For questions email info@WSCOrchestras.org

Nov
13
Sun
2016
African Library Project Book Collection @ West Seattle Farmers Market
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The African Library Project is a non-profit organization who’s main goal is to create libraries in Africa specifically, our club is trying to create a library in Kenya. We are in the need of used but in good condition books. We are mainly looking for books that are reading levels Kindergarten through 4th Grade. We will be collecting books at the Kiwanis Tent in front of Cupcake Royale at the Farmers Market in the Junction every Sunday from 10-2 until the end of November. Donations are also accepted. Please stop by if you have any books to donate!

https://www.africanlibraryproject.org/

Nov
16
Wed
2016
Dine Out for Roxhill Elementary School @ Shelby's Bistro
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy a meal that’s filling – and fulfilling. Dine at Shelby’s Bistro on 11/16/16 fron 2 to 9 pm, and 10% of your bill will be donated to Roxhill Elementary School Invite family, friends and neighbors!

Valid for dine in and take out. Donation percentage excludes gift cards, gratuity and tax.

2-9 pm

Nov
19
Sat
2016
Fall Planting at Lincoln Park work party
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we work to make the forests and shoreline of Lincoln Park healthy! This West Seattle landmark is one of the city’s largest and most popular parks. Its 135 acres are home to ball fields, playgrounds, trails, shoreline, and forest. We must act now to preserve the forests of the park for the enjoyment of future generations. Aggresive weeds like English ivy and Himalayan blackberry are choking out native vegetation and are bringing early deaths to Lincoln’s trees. We will be planting native trees and shrubs, and need your help!

EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing. No prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

Sign up online at http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php or contact Volunteer@earthcorps.org with questions.

Junction True Value Christmas Open House and Food Drive
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for Junction True Value Hardware’s annual Christmas Open House on Saturday, November 19th from 10 am to 2 pm at 4747 44th Avenue SW in West Seattle. New this year is an ugly sweater contest from 10 am to 2 p.m. The winner receives a $100 Junction True Value Gift Card!

Sing along with the Christmas carolers. Enjoy homemade cookies; hot apple cider; free popcorn; free gifts; and spin-to-win prizes. Enter drawings for a Weber gas grill and a boy’s bike and girl’s bike.

Once again, starting November 12th, we will have a donation area set up to benefit the West Seattle Food Bank. Please bring non-perishable, canned and packaged foods to the Christmas Open House. We’ve got a big container to fill and we need your help!

Junction True Value Hardware truly appreciates your business and we look forward to seeing you at the Open House

Questions? Call Becky at 206-384-9995.

WSHS PTSA’s ‘Spanish Nights Auction’ fundraising event @ Metropolist
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spanish Nights Auction – November 19th will be a night to remember! The Spanish Nights Auction will be held at the METROPOLIST in SODO this year. We (West Seattle High School PTSA)are kickin’ it up a notch this year to bring you a fun night out with West Seattle friends. Buy your Early Bird tickets now for $60. Prices go up on October 29th. We are procuring some amazing items for our silent and live auction. All proceeds will fund the winter grant program benefiting academics, the arts and athletics. These funds fill in the gaps in the school budget and have purchased items for our students and school that help keep WSHS performing and succeeding.

Donations of auction items are also needed. Checkout all the details on our auction website.

We are looking for volunteers for our event. There are lots of opportunities before, during and after the auction. Check out the available slots on our Sign Up Genius page. Day-of volunteers get free admission to the event and the ability to bid on silent auction items.

Nov
20
Sun
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

The Friends of Lincoln Park group hosts twice-monthly work parties to restore and maintain natural areas. Upcoming dates: third Sundays (Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20) and first Saturdays (Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3). Muster at 9 am at the kiosk in the north parking lot with sturdy shoes, long pants, work gloves, water, and layers suited to the weather.

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

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

African Library Project Book Collection @ West Seattle Farmers Market
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The African Library Project is a non-profit organization who’s main goal is to create libraries in Africa specifically, our club is trying to create a library in Kenya. We are in the need of used but in good condition books. We are mainly looking for books that are reading levels Kindergarten through 4th Grade. We will be collecting books at the Kiwanis Tent in front of Cupcake Royale at the Farmers Market in the Junction every Sunday from 10-2 until the end of November. Donations are also accepted. Please stop by if you have any books to donate!

https://www.africanlibraryproject.org/

Nov
22
Tue
2016
Dine Out for Fairmount Park Elementary @ Shelby's
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy a meal that’s filling – and fulfilling. Dine at Shelby’s on 11/22/16 and 10% of your bill will be donated to Fairmount Park Elementary PTA. Invite family, friends and neighbors to support this great new local restaurant and FPE at the same time! 2-9 pm

Nov
26
Sat
2016
Seattle Civic Dance Theatre’s Holiday Breakfast fundraiser @ West Seattle Christian Church
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Seattle Civic Dance Theatre wishes to invite you to our first Holiday Breakfast fundraiser. There will be food, a dance concert with our company and cast members, and a visit from Santa with a chance for families to take pictures with him (bring your cameras). We welcome the community to join us to kick off the holiday season and help us raise money for performance costs and our scholarship fund.

What: SCDT Holiday Breakfast
Where: West Seattle Christian Church
When: Nov 26 at 10am
Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for kids (under 2 is free)
More information: http://seattlecivicdancetheatre.org/event/santa-breakfast/

Nov
27
Sun
2016
African Library Project Book Collection @ West Seattle Farmers Market
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The African Library Project is a non-profit organization who’s main goal is to create libraries in Africa specifically, our club is trying to create a library in Kenya. We are in the need of used but in good condition books. We are mainly looking for books that are reading levels Kindergarten through 4th Grade. We will be collecting books at the Kiwanis Tent in front of Cupcake Royale at the Farmers Market in the Junction every Sunday from 10-2 until the end of November. Donations are also accepted. Please stop by if you have any books to donate!

https://www.africanlibraryproject.org/

Dec
2
Fri
2016
Mobile blood drive @ PCC Natural Market
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

BloodworksNW‘s Bloodmobile will be parked at Pcc Natural Market-west Seattle (WSB sponsor) on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (closed noon to 1 pm). Look for the bus in parking lot parallel to California Ave SW.

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

Dec
3
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

The Friends of Lincoln Park group hosts twice-monthly work parties to restore and maintain natural areas. Upcoming dates: third Sundays (Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20) and first Saturdays (Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3). Muster at 9 am at the kiosk in the north parking lot with sturdy shoes, long pants, work gloves, water, and layers suited to the weather.

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

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

Dec
6
Tue
2016
Denny Middle School fundraising Dining Out Event @ Shelby's
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Denny International Middle School’s fundraising Dining Out event on December 6th from 2-9 at Shelby’s and take a break from cooking. Shelby’s will be donating 10% of all revenue made on this night; this is an open event for all the community who wants to support our wonderful public Denny Middle School help our students succeed!

Dec
10
Sat
2016
Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

Dec
13
Tue
2016
Fall Planting at Camp Long work party
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we continue our work at Camp Long, one of Seattle’s favorite forests. We will be planting native trees and shrubs, and need your help! EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing. No prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing.

December 13th, 9 am-noon
December 17th, 9 am-noon
The entrance to Camp Long is located at the intersction of SW Dawson St and 35th Ave SW.

Sign up online at http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php or contact Volunteer@earthcorps.org with questions

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

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

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

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

Dec
17
Sat
2016
Fall Planting at Camp Long work party
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we continue our work at Camp Long, one of Seattle’s favorite forests. We will be planting native trees and shrubs, and need your help! EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing. No prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing.

December 13th, 9 am-noon
December 17th, 9 am-noon
The entrance to Camp Long is located at the intersction of SW Dawson St and 35th Ave SW.

Sign up online at http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php or contact Volunteer@earthcorps.org with questions

Jan
7
Sat
2017
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Jan 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

Jan
13
Fri
2017
Lance Lu Jazz Quartet concert, benefit for WS Helpline @ Alki United Church of Christ
Jan 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

“Music From the Heart” concert series, sponsored by Alki UCC, presents:

The Lance Lu Jazz Quartet
Latin, Modern, Swing, Be Bop & Beyond!

Friday, January 13 at 7:30 PM
Alki UCC Sanctuary

Lance Lu, drums/percussion
Theo Lim, piano
Will Stump, double bass
Rob Jellinek, tenor saxophone

Net proceeds benefit West Seattle Helpline, a beloved nonprofit social service agency offering emergency assistance for West Seattle residents.

A free will offering of $20 is suggested; refreshments & treats served at intermission.

Doors open at 7 pm.

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

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

Jan
16
Mon
2017
Fauntleroy & Juneau Green Space Work Party
Jan 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join neighbors and friends this Martin Luther King Jr. Day and serve your community by helping us continue the transformation of this neighborhood gem. We’ll be removing weeds, planting new items, and spreading mulch. Gloves, vests, and all tools will be provided.

DATE: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 16th
PARTY TIME: 9 am – 12 pm
LOCATION: Meet at the Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Juneau green space triangle
RSVP: www.seattle.gov/trees/events.html

For more information contact: TreeAmbassador@Seattle.gov or call (206)615-1668

MLK Day of Service at Longfellow Creek @ Greg Davis Park
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Volunteer in your local forest on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Join the King Conservation District for a day of community environmental restoration along Longfellow Creek in the West Seattle neighborhood. We will be removing invasive English Ivy and installing native plants such as Western Red Cedar and Salmonberry.
What to Bring?
Clothes that can get muddy
Sturdy shoes (rain boots, hiking boots, or tennis shoes)
Water bottle
Coffee mug (for coffee or tea)
What is Provided?
tools
gloves
training
site tour and background
Questions? Contact Jacob de Guzman at RestorationIP@kingcd.org or call 425-282-1909

RSVP by going here.

MLK Day of Service: White Center Heights Park
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Celebrate MLK Day with King County Parks staff and neighbors as we work to improve the health of White Center Heights Park. Event is 10am-2pm and we will be learning about the plants and animals of the park, digging out blackberry and planting native trees and shrubs. Please contact Lina Rose for more information – lina.rose@kingcounty.gov , 206.491.5014

MLK Weekend of service – West Duwamish Greenbelt work party @ Pigeon Point Park
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Nature Consortium is collaborating with United Way of King County by hosting an MLK Day of Service on January 16th, 2017. For this event we are looking for volunteers to help continue the effort in restoring the West Duwamish Greenbelt forest.

In 2016, more than 2,300 volunteers completed 140 projects all over King County for MLK Day of Service. Join with us on MLK Day of Service 2017 at Pigeon Point Park in restoring the West Duwamish Greenbelt. The West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest contiguous forest within the City of Seattle, extending over 500 acres and providing important ecosystem services to the Duwamish Rivershed. Volunteers will provide a crucial boost to efforts aimed at restoring sites to healthy, diverse forests by planting native plant species and removing invasive plant species.

Activities will begin from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Music, refreshments, tools, and instructions will be provided. All ages and abilities are welcomed as no experience is necessary; families, company groups, clubs, individuals, schools, are encouraged to participate which is why we are reaching out to you.

Please reach out to Caroline Borsenik with the Nature Consortium at caroline@naturec.org or 206.923.0853 Ext 100 about your interest in participating in MLK Day of Service on January 16th at Pigeon Point Park.

Jan
20
Fri
2017
Alki Beach Clean Up @ Alki Beach, Statue of Liberty
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The inauguration will mark the start of four years that our service to our community will be ever so important.

Let’s celebrate the power of us today. The things that we can do as a community are amazing. Together we will clean up the beach and make a difference right here.

If you can wear something purple it would be awesome for all of us to have a visual reminder that we are together.

9 am: We will meet by the Statue of Liberty and open with some kind words out to the world and a song

9:30 – 11:30 am: Then we clean up all long Alki, the walking path and the businesses – let’s clean it up.

11:30 am: We can meet back up by the Statue of Liberty, share some words and end in song!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan
28
Sat
2017
Veteran Urban Forest Volunteer Restoration @ Greg Davis Park
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join the King Conservation District for a day of community environmental restoration along Longfellow Creek in the West Seattle neighborhood. We will be removing invasive English Ivy and installing native plants such as Western Red Cedar and Salmonberry.
What to Bring?
Clothes that can get muddy
Sturdy shoes (rain boots, hiking boots, or tennis shoes)
Water bottle
Coffee mug (coffee and tea will be provided)
What is Provided?
Tools
Gloves
Training
Site Tour and Background
Questions? Contact Jacob de Guzman at RestorationIP@kingcd.org or call 425-282-1909.

RSVP here.

RainWise Maintenance Work Party and Tree Give-Away @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

RainWise Maintenance Work Party and Tree Give-Away

with RainWise staff and DIRT Corps

11 am – 3 pm: take home up to four free yard trees

Starting at 11 am: Guided rain garden pruning and plant care of the HPIC gardens

Starting at 12:30 pm: Learn how to maintain your existing RainWise garden – take a tour/walking workshop around the HPIC building for tips on rain garden and cistern care.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb
11
Sat
2017
Annual Pancake Fundraiser @ Delridge Community Center
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Celebrate Neighbor Day enjoying a delicious breakfast in the company of neighbors and by helping out the community with a donation to the Delridge Community Center.

Location: Delridge Community Center
Saturday February 11th
(originally on 02/04/2017)

10:00 am-Noon

$6 per person
$10 a couple
$20 per family

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

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

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

February 11, 2017 is Neighbor Day!

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

WHEN: Saturday, February 11 (rain or shine)

TIME: 10:00am – 11:00am

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

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

Organized by your South Delridge Community Group.

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

An afternoon with Glenn Herlihy, Co-founder of Beacon Food Forest @ Community Orchard of West Seattle
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

2016, COWS (Community Orchard of West Seattle) Presents:
An afternoon with Glenn Herlihy, Co-founder of Beacon Food Forest

Topic: Sheet Mulching – Its benefits & how it can Mimic Natural Leaf Litter
found in Forests

Saturday, February 11th, 11 am to 1 pm.
RSVP: info@fruitinwestseattle.org

This event will be geared for those who want to learn more about the benefits of sheet mulching, a.k.a. no-till technique for soil building. Methods applied can help transform neglected space or lawns into more intentional uses. Building healthy soil naturally and strategic layering of organic materials will be discussed.

Come see how Sheet Mulching can help with:
• Conserving soil moisture
• Reduce erosion
• Increase Soil Fertility
• And help decompact soil
• Supress Weeds
• And more!

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

We have all that is needed but we suggest you bring water, gloves and dress for weather. We look forward to seeing you then! We plan to start promptly at 11am and we will be doing some light sheet mulching to help tend and prepare the land. We break for a potluck lunch around 12:30. All are welcome. Come at 11 for the talk or whenever, have lunch, and stay as long as you are having fun. But do come whether or not you are able to bring something. Basic food such as chili, or Dahl and rice will be provided.

What to Bring:
• Gloves
• Sturdy shoes or boots
• Warm clothes/rain jacket
• Water bottle
• Potluck dish to share (optional)

RSVP:
info@fruitinwestseattle.org

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

Visit us at: http://fruitinwestseattle.org/

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

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

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

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

Feb
25
Sat
2017
Natural Community Service and Admiration Stroll @ Fauntleroy Park
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

White Center Crab Feed fundraiser for Evergreen High School @ White Center Fraternal Order of the Eagles
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Are you a White Center resident? Are you an Evergreen High School alum or supporter? Here is a chance to make a tangible difference for students at Evergreen High School–for the price of a fresh crab dinner.

White Center community leaders are recharging the Evergreen Wolverine Booster Club. This is a crab feed by the community, for the community, to eat delicious food together, listen to live music by Island Soul, and–don’t miss this part–raise money to benefit the students of Evergreen High School.

White Center Crab Feed
Saturday, March 4, from 5–9 pm
White Center Fraternal Order of the Eagles

Music by Island Soul.

Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
Contact Pat Thompson at (206) 349-8106 or email pvthompson206@hotmail.com

The three small schools on the Evergreen campus are unifying as Evergreen High School starting next fall. The Evergreen Wolverine Booster Club is a partnership of parents, teachers, coaches, and alumni coming together to support students. The club has been dormant for a number of years. “The Evergreen community and school staff are making a valiant attempt to revive a once active and proud booster club,” said Terri McMahan, director of athletics for Highline Public Schools.

Two of the organizers behind the effort to rebuild the booster club are longtime White Center residents Pat Thompson and Tyrone Curry.

“We are rallying this community to come together to support the students who attend Evergreen,” said Curry. “Let’s establish a consistent network of supporters, volunteers, and fundraisers to lift our own boat and pull together for the good of these young people and this neighborhood.”

It’s simple really. It starts with a crab feed. It isn’t cheap, but then fresh crab isn’t cheap either. “And what price do you put on helping to even the playing field–maybe literally–for the young people of our community?” asks Thompson. “We are White Center. We have strength and community power and alumni that have barely been tapped.” Make plans for a fun, local evening out with live music, succulent crab, and the vibrant White Center community that describes itself as “not so white and not so centered!” A longtime schools supporter, the White Center Eagles are donating the venue and have secured a donation of crab from Alaska.

Evergreen High School is reuniting as a community hub with increased opportunities, a personalized experience, dual language, strong extra-curricular programs, and a world-class education. It’s a perfect time to send a powerful message to the students and staff of this local high school: “We ALL belong, and we believe in you!”

Not local but want to support the Evergreen Wolverine Booster Club? Contact Pat Thompson.

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

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar
15
Wed
2017
Peel & Press, The Westy, Mission Cantina, Circa, Baked, Itto’s dine-out benefit for New Leaf Bistro family
Mar 15 all-day

UPDATED EARLY WEDNESDAY – NOW SIX PARTICIPANTS

This Wednesday [March 15th], Peel & Press and The Westy will donate 10% of our sales to Shi Qiu Chen of New Leaf Bistro. We were very saddened to hear about the passing of Geoffrey and wanted to create an additional way for folks to support the family. Being small-business owners is incredibly hard, and to add the loss of a loved one is just unimaginable. Peel & Press will also be selling two $50 gift cards with all proceeds going to the family. Our friends over at The Bridge have also offered to donate gift cards that will be available at Peel & Press for cash donation. If any other restaurants would like to join us, please reach out!

Peel & Press: 6503 California SW
The Westy: 7908 35th SW

ADDED: Mission Cantina, 2325 California SW
Circa, 2605 California SW
Baked (via cake sold at Circa and Admiral Bird, and 10 percent of its proceeds for the day of custom cakemaking)
Itto’s Tapas, 4160 California SW

Mar
18
Sat
2017
Cub Scout Pack 282 Food Drive @ West Seattle Thriftway
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

West Seattle Cub Scout Pack 282 will be doing a food drive, “Scouting for Food,” on March 18th at the Morgan Thriftway (WSB sponsor) from 10 am-2 pm. All proceeds/food will go to the West Seattle Food Bank. Last year they collected over a thousand lbs of food and more than $500 in cash donations.

Mar
21
Tue
2017
District 1 Your Voice, Your Choice project review @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

D1: Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Add this event to your calendar
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm PDT
WHERE Highland Park Improvement Club
1116 SW Holden St

This is the third of four meetings in Council District 1 for the Project Development phase of Your Voice, Your Choice. The role of these teams will be to turn the submitted project ideas into 8-10 proposals for the ballot. Anyone interested is welcome to join.

Questions? jenny.frankl@seattle.gov

Mar
25
Sat
2017
Seafair Commodores Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser @ West Seattle Bowl
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Let the good times roll! The Seattle Seafair Commodores are hosting their 25th annual Bowl-A-Thon on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Check-in begins at 9:00 am with balls rolling soon after. The event will be held at West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Registration is still only $50 per adult bowler, and $25 for children 12 and under. Six bowlers make a team.

Proceeds from the Bowl-a-Thon benefit the Seafair Scholarship Program for Women.

This is a family friendly event and great way to support education while sharing time with friends. If you’ve never joined us, please come and introduce yourself. We would love to have you in the house!

For more information and the Bowl-a-Thon and to register, please contact Kathryn Bohot, chiefofstaff@seattlecommodores.com. Registration forms can be found at www.seattlecommodores.com.

We greatly appreciate West Seattle Bowl’s continued support of this event.

About the Seattle Seafair Commodores –

For over 60 years, the Seafair Commodores have been serving the Seattle community as the Seafair Festival’s official Goodwill Ambassadors. We are active year round representing Seattle and Seafair at festivals throughout the Northwest and British Columbia, as well as many community service projects. We are proud to be one of the five Seafair volunteer “families” – distinct volunteer groups that were part of the original founding of the Seafair Festival in the 1940s. The Commodores started as a group of Seattle business leaders who came together to raise money for the festival. We continue to honor our original mission by raising money for the Seafair Foundation and Scholarship Program for Women.

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

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

Fundraiser “Beatles Tribute” to Benefit Star of Hope @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Saturday April 1st, 7 pm–10:30 pm.

Fundraiser “Beatles Tribute” to Benefit Star of Hope – a school and orphanage in Kenya. Live music featuring “The Flaming Pies”. $20/person

Live music in a cozy setting and all proceeds go to help educate children in Africa.
Sponsored by Star of Hope, US.

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

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr
10
Mon
2017
West Seattle PCC’s WS Food Bank packaging work party @ West Seattle Food Bank
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Second Chance Prom @ West Seattle Golf Course
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:45 pm

Adults who loved or hated their high school proms have an opportunity to re-do them at Second Chance Prom on Saturday, April 15th, at 7 pm at the West Seattle Golf Club. The event benefits The Ruby Room, an organization that collects donated dresses and accessories for girls who otherwise can’t afford them to be able to attend their own prom.

Throughout the year, the Ruby Room collects donated dresses, jewelry and shoes to give to high school girls shopping for “prom season” in the spring. This organization provides its clients with a personal shopper to make sure their shopping experience is fun and successful. Founder Nyla Bitterman believes “everyone should be able attend their high school events, regardless of their ability to pay.” She has expressed this through the Ruby Room since its beginning in 2002.

Open to those 21 years and older, guests will travel “Back to the 90’s” through the music and bright décor. A raffle to win the crown of prom king or queen is held as one way to benefit the Ruby Room. The winners will receive a sash, crown and trophy. A DJ will be spinning throwback 90’s jams and will be taking requests. Photographers will have a booth to capture that fun prom pose to remember the night.

The Ruby Room will accept donations of dresses and accessories in good condition at the event. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple, which will go to the Ruby Room to help pay for rent, utility costs and extra inventory as needed. Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-chance-prom-tickets-31400026324?aff=es2.

For more information, contact: Francie Warnekros, secondchanceprom.seattle@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr
29
Sat
2017
WS Junction ‘Day of Giving’ fundraising event @ West Seattle Junction (see listing)
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

In the West Seattle Junction this month: A “Day of Giving” on Saturday April 29th, 10 am–6 pm. Participating shops and restaurants will give 10 percent of their proceeds to nonprofits of their choice that day. From the West Seattle Junction Association:

Giving back has always been a part of what it means to be West Seattle. Our deep neighborhood pride comes through in everything we do and exemplifies the spirit of “neighbors helping neighbors.”

In The Junction, our local businesses are proud to give back throughout the year to the many deserving causes in our neighborhood and beyond. Within The Junction business community, there is a profound sense that it’s the right thing to do and that by supporting our local nonprofits we can strengthen our neighborhood and thrive.

In the spirit of that commitment, The Junction businesses are teaming up with their favorite nonprofits for a fun day of shopping and eating to benefit many important causes. On April 29th, each participating business will be donating 10% of their sales to the nonprofit of their choice. Stop by your favorite Junction retailers and restaurants to lend your support and make a difference through your purchases. It’s an easy and fun way to show your community spirit and just how much you care!

You can see the early list of participants, and their chosen recipients, by going to this page on The Junction’s website.

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

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

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

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

*Except as noted in the Kiwanis website calendar here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

COWS (Community Orchard of West Seattle) Weekend Workparty

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

WHEN:
Saturday, May 6th 10am – 2pm

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

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

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

More info here:

No Meetups July & August for Summer Break

 

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

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

May
13
Sat
2017
Spring Volunteer Cleanup at Dakota Place Park
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Spring Volunteer Cleanup at Dakota Place Park

Saturday, May 13, 9:00 AM-Noon

It’s time to grab your work gloves and join us for a morning of fun and community to keep the park looking inviting and play-ready for people and pets!

Bring yourself, your family, and your friends. High school students seeking their required service learning hours are welcome.

Dakota Place Park is located on the northwest corner of SW Dakota St and California Ave SW.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

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

South Delridge neighborhood monthly cleanup

Saturday 05/13   10:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More details can be found here.

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

‘Whales In Your Neighborhood’ event @ Constellation Park
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Orca Network, Whale Scout and The Whale Trail are teaming up to provide education about Whales In Your Neighborhood on June 3, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at various locations throughout the region. Meet up with an expert naturalist at a local park to search for and learn more about land based whale watching and the whales who live in the Salish Sea, in particular our endangered Southern Resident orcas. This event is part of Orca Awareness Month.

Confirmed Locations include:
Constellation Park (Charles Richey Sr. Viewpoint), Seattle – at the Whale Trail sign, with local naturalist Kersti Muul

Coupeville Wharf, Coupevlle. This event will take place from 3:00 to 5:00 with a    special ceremony for the brand new Coupeville whale bell. Fort Casey State Park, Coupeville. Near the gun battery
Lime Kiln Point State Park, Friday Harbor – at the observation wall
Owen Beach, Tacoma
Point No Point, Hansville – at the Whale Trail sign
Seahurst Park, Burien – at the playground area
Westside Preserve, Friday Harbor – at the middle pullout

For more information and a list of updated locations, visit www.orcamonth.com.
Questions? Contact Cindy Hansen at cindy@orcanetwork.org or 360-223-5666

Location note: Seattle Parks’ Richey Viewpoint runs parallel to Beach Drive SW roughly from Alki Point to 63rd Ave. SW, and includes Constellation Park as well as an area of Marine Reserve at the end of 63rd Ave SW.

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

2017 Schedule of Events:

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

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

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

Mark the date, June 3rd, 2017!

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

Jun
4
Sun
2017
3rd Annual Team Dougie Fresh Fundraiser @ Skylark Café & Club
Jun 4 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At Skylark Café & Club:

It’s Relay time again!

This year our team has decided to have a raffle/auction to raise money for the American Cancer Society in association with Relay For Life West Seattle. We will be holding our event this year at the Skylark Cafe on June 4th from 4-8pm.

If you have anything you’d like to donate to our teams auction/raffle, please contact myself or Kim and we will get it all set up.

If you have nothing to donate, please come by and check out all the goods up for auction, we will have an array of items from sporting event tickets to goods and services to gift packages. If anything just come by to say hi!

This is a kid friendly event so please come eat, drink, and buy raffle tickets to a cause that is close to our families heart. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Jun
8
Thu
2017
Eat at Zippy’s: Highland Park Elementary Fundraiser @ Zippy's Giant Burgers, White Ctr
Jun 8 all-day

Dine Out for Highland Park Elementary at Zippy’s Giant Burgers in White Center on Thursday, June 8th, 2017.

You love a good burger. You love supporting schools. Then this is the event for you! Zippy’s in White Center will donate 15% of the day’s food and beverage sales to the Highland Park Elementary PTA. All funds will go towards building our new playground.

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

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun
12
Mon
2017
Mobile blood drive @ West Seattle Corporate Center
Jun 12 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

BloodworkNW‘s Bloodmobile will be parked in front of West Seattle Corporate Center, Monday, June 12, 2017, 1:30–4:00 pm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun
16
Fri
2017
Relay for Life of West Seattle 2017 @ Hiawatha Park
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 17 @ 9:00 am

Relay For Life is a fun overnight fundraising event that takes place at Hiawatha Park this year.  June 16–17th, 2017 (begins at 6 pm Friday night, until 9 am the next day).   Click here for more details about the event, how to donate and registration info.

Relay For Life is a grass roots, community-based team event and is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it’s time to take action against cancer.

Join us at this event to bring communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.

SCHEDULE:

Friday evening:
6:00pmOpening Ceremony
We’ll kick off the event by celebrating everyone who’s been affected by cancer. Whether someone’s been diagnosed for 10 days or been cancer-free for 10 years, they gather together for the crowd to cheer them on.

6:30pm Survivors Lap
Survivors define courage and inspire those facing a cancer diagnosis. Their strength is honored with each step they take around the first lap. If you know anyone who’s overcome cancer, invite them to join.

6:30pm Caregivers Lap
Caring for others is such a selfless act, which is why we honor caregivers with a lap. They often walk with the person they’ve supported.

10:00pmLuminaria Ceremony

Saturday morning:
7:00am – Closing Ceremony

Jun
17
Sat
2017
Painting party at Gatewood Elementary
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

We’re having a Paint Party and we’re inviting you to help!

Gatewood Elementary School needs a new coat of paint and is looking for volunteers. The school is 107 years old, making it one of the oldest school buildings in the city and a historical landmark. Paint maintenance has not been done since the 1990s, and with over 400 students and families coming through the building every day, the school is in need of some cosmetic upkeep.

When and where:

Saturday, June 17th

Gatewood Elementary School (4320 SW Myrtle St, 98136)
Sign up for one or both sessions:

9 am-12 pm Setup and paint prep

12:30 pm-3 pm Painting and cleanup

Ways to sign up:

paper sign-up sheet in the school front office at Gatewood Elementary

Email Amanda Randow ( amandalee_14@yahoo.com )

If you are not able to attend this event but would still like to help, please consider lending or donating new paint items such as:

2”painters tape Disposable gloves Paint tarps
Buckets Small paint rollers Towels

Sherwin Williams paint company is helping the PTA sponsor this event by donating all the paint we will need. Snacks, drinks and coffee will be provided. No childcare available.

For more information please contact Amanda Randow (amandalee_14@yahoo.com)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Free summer book swap @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

FREE SUMMER BOOK SWAP

Gifting and Trading for Kids and Grownups

Sunday June 25 – 1-3 pm
Highland Park Improvement Club
1116 SW Holden Ave

Drop off books after noon or contact dinalydia@yahoo.com

Please show community support for Save Highland Park Reading Partners!

Read more about the effort in this WSB story.

Jun
27
Tue
2017
‘Bowling with Bowlies For Babies’ Fundraiser for Westside Baby @ Roxbury Lanes
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm

Registration info here:

BOWLING WITH BOWLIES FOR BABIES
Fundraiser for Westside Baby, providing basics for children in need.

The David Bowlie League invites you to bowl with the Bowlies this summer at Roxbury Lanes and help us raise some money to support community events and organizations.

Registration includes two hours of unlimited bowling (non-league style), shoe rental, beer/wine and snacks (while supplies last), and entry into door prize drawing. We’ll have other prizes for random scores, and more! Best of all, we’ll have a ton of fun while raising some funds for our great community!

Pre-registration deadlines are one week out from each event. Night of registrations are limited to whatever space is still available at the lanes.

(The events are ages, we love kids, and we’ll totally hold your baby, but be forewarned that the Bowlies also like to drink and swear. Sometimes loudly. It’s up to you to decide if that’s going to be appropriate for your kids.)

Jun
29
Thu
2017
Mobile blood drive @ Lil' Bug Studio
Jun 29 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

BloodworkNW‘s Bloodmobile will be parked at the corner of SW 100th St and 34th Ave SW on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 8 am to 2 pm (closed 10–11 am for a break).

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

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

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

Mobile blood drive in the Junction
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

BloodworkNW will have a mobile blood drive in the Junction on Saturday, July 1, 2017. The Bloodmobile will be parked at 42nd and Alaska, 9 am–3 pm (closed 11 am–noon). Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug
3
Thu
2017
Riverside Memorial cleanup
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Fauntleroy Triangle Tree Ambassadors Work Party

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

‘Pencil Me In For Kids FUNDrive’ @ WS YMCA
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Let the magic of giving turn unneeded items into needed school supplies.

For the 22nd year, “Pencil Me In For Kids” is helping provide essential school supplies to West Seattle elementary students-in-need. This year we are raising funds in cooperation with Value Village.

The “Pencil Me In For Kids FUNDrive” is Saturday, August 12 from noon – 8 pm at the West Seattle YMCA in conjunction with the West Seattle Outdoor Movie, “Finding Dory”.

By donating gently-used clothing, shoes, accessories, book, linens, and small household items (no furniture), you can help provide the 13 West Seattle elementary schools with basic supplies such as black & white composition books, pencils, colored pencils, glue sticks, dry erase markers, pink erasers, washable markers, and pocket-file folders.

We get paid for every pound of goods donated and we use the funds to buy each school’s requested items.

Start collecting now. If you can’t get to the YMCA that day, we can arrange to pick-up prior to the 12th. For more information: Email Ann Avery at pencil.me.in.for.kids.2017@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

Aug
15
Tue
2017
‘Bowling with Bowlies For Beds’ Fundraiser for Mary’s Place @ Roxbury Lanes
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm

Registration info here:
AUGUST 15, 2017 – BOWLING WITH BOWLIES FOR BEDS
Fundraiser for Westside Baby, providing basics for children in need

The David Bowlie League invites you to bowl with the Bowlies this summer at Roxbury Lanes and help us raise some money to support community events and organizations.

Registration includes two hours of unlimited bowling (non-league style), shoe rental, beer/wine and snacks (while supplies last), and entry into door prize drawing. We’ll have other prizes for random scores, and more! Best of all, we’ll have a ton of fun while raising some funds for our great community!

Pre-registration deadlines are one week out from each event. Night of registrations are limited to whatever space is still available at the lanes.

(The events are ages, we love kids, and we’ll totally hold your baby, but be forewarned that the Bowlies also like to drink and swear. Sometimes loudly. It’s up to you to decide if that’s going to be appropriate for your kids.)

Aug
16
Wed
2017
Kid-friendly park walk with guidebook author @ Jack Block Park
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Kid-friendly park walk with guidebook author Linnea Westerlind

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

Aug
19
Sat
2017
( EarthCorps ) Longfellow Creek Restoration Event
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guided trail walk in West Seattle

Saturday, August 26th, 9 am

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

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

Saturday, Aug 26, 10 AM at Lincoln Park

West Seattle Parks walking tour with guidebook author Linnea Westerlind

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

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

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

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

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

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

From Tre Gordon:

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

Sep
23
Sat
2017
Mobile blood drive @ Westwood Village
Sep 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

BloodworkNW‘s Bloodmobile will be parked at the SW Barton St. entrance to Westwood Village on Saturday September 23, 2017 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (closed 11:30 am to 12:30 pm for a break).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep
24
Sun
2017
Recycle Roundup 2017 @ Fauntleroy Church parking lot
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Time to clean your basement, closets, cupboards, and drawers!

The Green Committee at Fauntleroy Church will sponsor its semi-annual free Recycle Roundup on Sept. 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm in the Fauntleroy Church parking lot (9140 California Ave. SW). Free; donation optional.

BRING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS & 1 GREEN PLANET WILL RECYCLE THEM FOR FREE!

Air-conditioning units
Answering/voicemail machines
Batteries (lithium, single- & multi-charge, car, metal hydride, UPS, cell phone,
dry-cell NiCad, laptop)
Bicycles
Cables
Cable TV converter equipment
Calculators & adding machines
CD players
Cell phones & accessories
Chargers
Circuit boards/mother boards
Computer monitors
Computers & accessories
(desktop, PC, laptop, notebook)
Computer parts
Computer keyboards
Computer modems
Computer servers & racks
Copiers/all-in-ones
Dishwashers
Dryers
DVD players
Edgers
Electric toothbrush heads
Electronic components (mixed)
External connectors
Fax machines/all-in-ones
Freezers
Garden tools
Garden tractors
Generators (empty gas)
Home-entertainment equipment
Kitchenware/pots
Lawnmowers (empty gas)
Medical equipment
Metal containers
Metal furniture (desks, file cabinets, patio)
Metal window frames
Metal shelving
Microwaves
Motorcycles & scooters
Networking hardware
Paging equipment
Phones (cell, single-line, multi-line, PBX, PDA/handheld)
Printer cartridges
Printers & parts (laser, inkjet, all-in-one)
Radios & equipment (CB, 2-way, Walkie-Talkie)
Receivers
Refrigerators
Remote controls
Satellite receivers & dishes
Scanners/all-in-ones
Scrap metal (any kinds – ferrous, non-ferrous)
Small appliances (blenders, coffeemakers, etc.)
Sound keyboards & microphones
Speakers
Stereos & accessories
Toner cartridges
Typewriters
Uninterruptible power supply equipment
VCR players/recorders
Vehicles
Video cameras/camcorders
Washers
Water coolers
Water heaters
Weed Eaters/Whackers
Wires & connectors (all kinds)

DO NOT BRING
wood, wooden furniture, glass, porcelain, chemicals, paint, gasoline, books, cardboard, disks & drives (floppy, zip), audiotapes, videotapes, CDs, DVDs, lightbulbs, TVs (CRT, LCD, plasma), tires, Styrofoam, household alkaline batteries, hazardous waste, or oil.

QUESTIONS? INFO@1GREENPLANET.ORG OR 425-996-3513

DONATIONS GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘Art Interruptions’ Walking Tour @ Cottage Grove Park
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Feet First to tour some of the Delridge “art interruptions” – details here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct
13
Fri
2017
WS Helpline Auction & Art Party @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

Local artists Jennifer Carrasco, Genna Draper, Engrid Hooper, Heather Brincko and Cameron Moores will exhibit work and offer some paintings for silent auction.

Tickets $20.00
Can be purchased at C & P Coffee or R.S.V.P. to: candpco@candpcoffee.com

Ticket price includes one beverage and appetizers.

The West Seattle Helpline is a nonprofit social service agency offering emergency assistance for our West Seattle and White Center neighbors. They provide information, referrals, clothing, and financial assistance to help low-income individuals and families in need. They strive to strengthen our community through “neighbors helping neighbors.”

wshelpline.org

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

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please note our Third Thursday Work Party will be on hiatus November-February