West Seattle Event Calendar

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

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

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

Jan
9
Thu
WS Chamber of Commerce ‘After Hours’ event @ Westwood Village
Jan 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

West Seattle Chamber of Commerce After Hours” happens on January 9, 2020 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Hosted by Verity Credit Union.

Let’s make a CONNECTION. Come one, come all to the FIRST After Hours of 2020 hosted by Verity Credit Union in the Alaska Junction. It’s a fun time to meet your peers, reconnect with the community, and have an all around great time.

See you there!

WSCC Members: Ticket included in membership, no additional charge
General Admission: $10 per person
Email: info@wschamber.com
To Register or for more information visit www.wschamber.com/events

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

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

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

Jan
13
Mon
CANCELED – Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

CANCELED – Evening book group @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jan 13 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 pm. Check the event listings at SPL’s West Seattle (Admiral) Branch for this month’s book title.

Join us for a book group at the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch. Everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Pick up your copy of this month’s book at this library location.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 206-684-7454.

CANCELED – Evening book group at West Seattle Library
Jan 13 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Branch Evening Book Group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 p.m. @ WS Branch Meeting Room. Check the library Event Listings for this month’s book title and for more information.

Join us for a book group at the West Seattle Branch. Everyone is welcome.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month’s book at this library location.

Contact Info   West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian.

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

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

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

This trial class is:

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

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

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

This trial class is free.

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

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

Jan
18
Sat
West Seattle Linux Users Group @ Fauntleroy YMCA
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

West Seattle LUG (WSeaLUG) Meeting @ Fauntleroy YMCA

Join the West Seattle LUG (Linux User Group) for our bi-weekly meetup.

We’re a welcoming community of folks who gather to talk about Linux and Linux-related tech in West Seattle. At each meeting we plan to have a 30-minute demonstration of something GNU/Linux related.

For more information visit: gettogether.community/wsealug/

Jan
19
Sun
West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s monthly breakfast @ Be's Restaurant
Jan 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s monthly breakfast is the third Sunday of the month at 9:30 am at (new location as of Summer 2017) Be’s Restaurant. Our breakfast gatherings are open to members as well as non-members interested in Amateur Radio and emergency communication.

For questions, visit our website at www.westseattlearc.org or email info@westseattlearc.org.

Jan
20
Mon
CANCELED – Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

Free Improv Meetup @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At this event, we practice skills that help us be present and connect with each other while playing out hilarious games and scenes. Maybe you’ve never taken an improv class and are curious to try it out, or maybe you love improv and want to jam with new folks. I’ve received feedback that I do improv a little differently. I invite you to engage your whole self, rather than only your mind and voice, and we practice engaging our senses in the space often. I endeavor to take you on a journey exploring a specific improv principal. No experience is necessary, just come with an openness to explore and a willingness to play. This class is free and I would gladly accept donations to help pay for the room. Suggested $10.

Suggestions to make you more comfortable in the space:
Wear layers (we move around a lot and the heat is either on or off in this old schoolhouse)
Bring a water bottle (there is a sink to refill)
Wear comfortable clothes/shoes (we don’t sit much!)

Jan
27
Mon
CANCELED – Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

Feb
1
Sat
West Seattle Linux Users Group @ Fauntleroy YMCA
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

West Seattle LUG (WSeaLUG) Meeting @ Fauntleroy YMCA

Join the West Seattle LUG (Linux User Group) for our bi-weekly meetup.

We’re a welcoming community of folks who gather to talk about Linux and Linux-related tech in West Seattle. At each meeting we plan to have a 30-minute demonstration of something GNU/Linux related.

For more information visit: gettogether.community/wsealug/

Feb
3
Mon
CANCELED – Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

West Seattle Quilters @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle: Regular meetings include special projects such as Block of the Month, Mystery Quilts, or Group Charity Projects. There is always Show & Tell and members share advice on members’ projects.

Dates: First and Third Mondays
Time: 7:00 pm at the Senior Center

Feb
4
Tue
Coffee Time with Veterans @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

FREE Coffee with Vets with Jon Gerhardt – a former Navy Pilot has pays for the coffee hour for ALL VETS who attend the monthly gathering.

First Tuesdays, 11 am–12 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle.

Feb
5
Wed
Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Be's Restaurant
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Our club meets at 6:30 pm on the FIRST Wednesday at Be’s Restaurant in West Seattle. The address is 4509 California Ave SW, near the corner of California Ave SW and SW Oregon. Additional service project locations are announced each month.

Membership is open to all men and women who possess a genuine interest in serving the community. We are in the process of changing meetings to once a month on the FIRST Wednesday of each month only.

We have projects and social events that all are welcome to attend – see our calendar.

West Seattle Kiwanis was the second service club established in West Seattle, and began in 1929.

Members of the community who might be interested in joining Kiwanis are invited to attend a meeting.

Contact us at (206) 552-9757 or westseattlekiwanis@gmail.com

Feb
7
Fri
HPIC Corner Bar @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

CORNER BAR
Doors open 6 pm

As always, Corner Bar welcomes everyone! Bring your families, bring your neighbors! Food and beverages are available. We hope to spend another magical evening with you all! Free entry – all ages

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

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

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

Feb
9
Sun
CANCELED – Improvising with Life Lab @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

*CANCELED FOR 3/8*

Improvising With Life Lab
DATES: Sundays 02/09, 03/08, 04/05, 05/03
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
LOCATION: Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
REGISTER: https://playitoutimprov.com/
INVESTMENT: $80 for all four labs or $25 individually

Would you like to experiment with how improv can influence your daily life? Step into Play It Out Improv’s laboratory, a microcosm of life, where we experiment with practices that spark “a-ha”s and insights that we can take into our daily lives. There are many ways to get to know ourselves better. What makes improv unique is that we do it in relationship with each other in unknown situations. Sound familiar? Yep, that’s life. Improv can be a powerful, friendly way to practice skills in presence, connection, and play… skills that strengthen our relationships and ramp up our daily joy.

Our format is simple, playful and flexible. We propose questions that come up in our lives. Ones that we genuinely don’t know the answers to… call them wonder questions. Then use improv and other mind/body centering practices to help us have an experience of that question in the Lab.

Here are some questions we’ll play with:

1. I wonder how I can have fun with “doing it wrong”?

In our culture, the context is often right/wrong, good/bad, smart/dumb… etc. This context is supposed to be disrupted in improv, but that doesn’t mean we don’t continue to apply it to ourselves regardless. The Lab is a fun, safe place to notice our experience of “doing it wrong” and even have fun with it!

2. I wonder how I can notice patterns and consciously choose to participate with them or make a new choice?

One of the principles of improv is to notice the pattern, continue it for a while and then break it, releasing lots of energy. When we get stuck in a pattern in our lives, especially one we don’t actively choose, we can feel drained, lose touch with our creativity and feel frustrated. When we practice noticing patterns, we bring more awareness to our lives and when we make new choices, we can significantly increase our aliveness.

3. I wonder how my commitment affects what I create?

Commitment in improv is about being fully in or fully out, no waffling, no limbo. Scenes inevitably go better when improvisers are committed. Committing is the very first step to being present and creating what we want. Without it, who knows where we will go in improv or life?

Feb
10
Mon
CANCELED – Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

CANCELED – Evening Book Group @ Southwest Library
Feb 10 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Join us for a book group at the Southwest Library. Registration is not required.

The Southwest Library Evening Book Group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 pm unless noted otherwise. The group will not meet on holidays or when the library is closed.

Check the Event Listings for West Seattle’s Southwest Branch Library for this month’s book title and more information.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Pick up your copy of this month’s book at this library location.

Southwest Branch 206-684-7455.

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

CANCELED – Evening book group @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Feb 10 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 pm. Check the event listings at SPL’s West Seattle (Admiral) Branch for this month’s book title.

Join us for a book group at the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch. Everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Pick up your copy of this month’s book at this library location.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 206-684-7454.

CANCELED – Evening book group at West Seattle Library
Feb 10 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Branch Evening Book Group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 p.m. @ WS Branch Meeting Room. Check the library Event Listings for this month’s book title and for more information.

Join us for a book group at the West Seattle Branch. Everyone is welcome.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month’s book at this library location.

Contact Info   West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian.

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

Feb
15
Sat
West Seattle Linux Users Group @ Fauntleroy YMCA
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

West Seattle LUG (WSeaLUG) Meeting @ Fauntleroy YMCA

Join the West Seattle LUG (Linux User Group) for our bi-weekly meetup.

We’re a welcoming community of folks who gather to talk about Linux and Linux-related tech in West Seattle. At each meeting we plan to have a 30-minute demonstration of something GNU/Linux related.

For more information visit: gettogether.community/wsealug/

Painted Collagraph Workshop @ The Orange Door Studio
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a two-day workshop learning how to create hand-printed collagraphs, a process where we print from cut papers. We will create printed compositions that we will enhance with water-based paints and colored pencils. This colorful and texture-rich technique is fun and easy to do anywhere. No experience necessary! (Five students maximum.)

Feb
16
Sun
West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s monthly breakfast @ Be's Restaurant
Feb 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s monthly breakfast is the third Sunday of the month at 9:30 am at (new location as of Summer 2017) Be’s Restaurant. Our breakfast gatherings are open to members as well as non-members interested in Amateur Radio and emergency communication.

For questions, visit our website at www.westseattlearc.org or email info@westseattlearc.org.

Fall in Love with 25 Seattle Birds @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fall in Love with 25 Seattle Birds

2/16/2020 @ 1-3 pm

Youngstown Cultural Arts Center 4408 Delridge Way SW Seattle, WA 98106

Have you ever wondered what that little brown bird over there is? Or who on earth is singing so loudly outside your window at 4 a.m.? Do you consider yourself…bird curious?

Have we got a workshop for you!

Join Seattle Audubon and the Delridge Neighborhood Development Association to learn how to easily identify 25 common bird species right in your own backyard. You’ll learn to tell a Song Sparrow from a Dark-eyed Junco, and a Dark-eyed Junco from a Black-caped Chickadee. But that’s not all. We’ll discuss the cultural importance of Pacific Northwest birds to local tribes, threats to our feathered friends and what we can all do to protect them. Finally, we’ll end with a hands-on, in-the-field exercise that puts your new ID skills to use with the eBird community science mobile application. Participants will be challenged to continue practicing their new ID skills and eBird with the top contributor after a month receiving a special gift from Seattle Audubon!

Workshop leaders strongly recommend that participants download, install, and create an account with the eBird community science application on their smart phones prior to the workshop. Android users can download the app from Google Play. iPhone users can download the app from the App Store.

Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology developed and maintains eBird. The app allows users to track bird observations and links to resources to aid with bird identification. Observations contributed through eBird are used by researchers at Universities, the National Audubon Society, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and have resulted in dozens of peer-reviewed scientific studies that are helping resource managers understand and protect birds.

Registration *not required*: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HmAYo_VmpTlkxc9wwuoEu7Mdz1h8u7s5z77gK90B7eo/edit?ts=5e22104c&fbclid=IwAR0R4OMihAszxBiozyFGwxn5CLFmV12j4RPA84wLwlksQwM11RTmQPuJRIQ

Cost: *free*

Painted Collagraph Workshop @ The Orange Door Studio
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a two-day workshop learning how to create hand-printed collagraphs, a process where we print from cut papers. We will create printed compositions that we will enhance with water-based paints and colored pencils. This colorful and texture-rich technique is fun and easy to do anywhere. No experience necessary! (Five students maximum.)

Feb
17
Mon
CANCELED – Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

Free Improv Meetup @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At this event, we practice skills that help us be present and connect with each other while playing out hilarious games and scenes. Maybe you’ve never taken an improv class and are curious to try it out, or maybe you love improv and want to jam with new folks. I’ve received feedback that I do improv a little differently. I invite you to engage your whole self, rather than only your mind and voice, and we practice engaging our senses in the space often. I endeavor to take you on a journey exploring a specific improv principal. No experience is necessary, just come with an openness to explore and a willingness to play. This class is free and I would gladly accept donations to help pay for the room. Suggested $10.

Suggestions to make you more comfortable in the space:
Wear layers (we move around a lot and the heat is either on or off in this old schoolhouse)
Bring a water bottle (there is a sink to refill)
Wear comfortable clothes/shoes (we don’t sit much!)

Feb
18
Tue
CANCELED – Evening book group @ High Point Library
Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Check the event listings at SPL’s High Point Branch for this month’s book title.

Join us for a book group at the High Point Branch. Everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month’s book at this library location.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 206-684-7454.

Feb
20
Thu
West Seattle Timebank Gathering & Game Night @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

West Seattle Timebank Gathering & Game Night

Join Timebank members & guests at the February Game Night. Learn how to play new games or bring your favorite! It’s a potluck so bring a dish to share (not required to attend). Meet Timebank members & learn about Timebanking.

Thursday, February 20, 2020
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 SW Oregon

More Info: westseattletimebank.org

The Whale Trail Midwinter 2020 gathering @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

“Whale Trail MidWinter Gathering featuring SRKW Updates”

When: Thursday February 20, 7:00 – 8:30
–Doors open at 6:30
Where: C&P Coffee Company, 5612 California Ave SW
Cost: $5 suggested donation; kids free
Advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com
Presented by The Whale Trail

Photo of calf J53 and mother J31, photo by Mark Sears permit 21348 (credit if used)
Join us for a midwinter gathering of marine mammal friends and fans in West Seattle. Whale Trail Director Donna Sandstrom will review the current status of the endangered southern resident orcas, and ongoing efforts to protect them.

With the loss of L41, the southern resident population has been reduced to just 72 individuals.
Despite the widespread attention on J, K and L pods, why has so little progress been made?
Donna will also share the Whale Trail’s vision and priorities for 2020. Learn how you can help, and make a difference for the southern residents before it’s too late.The presentation will be followed by an informal gathering of Whale Trail friends and supporters. Everyone is welcome!

Reminder – Whale Trail Photo Contest! We’re sponsoring a social media photo contest until 2/29. Take a picture of your self or your friends at a Whale Trail site, hashtag it #mywhaletrail #location. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter, and post it there. There will be prizes! Check out our website (www.thewhaletrail.org) and social media for details.

About the Speaker

Donna Sandstrom is the Executive Director of The Whale Trail. She founded The Whale Trail in 2008 to build awareness of the southern resident orcas throughout their range. She recently served as a member of Governor Jay Inslee’s Task Force on Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery, and the Vessel Impacts Working Group that supported it.

In 2002, Donna was a citizen organizer on the effort to return Springer, an orphaned orca, to her pod and native waters. It’s the first and so far, only, successful orca rehabilitation and reunion in history.

Prior to founding The Whale Trail, Donna had a 14-yr career at Adobe Systems, where she was a team and project manager. She attended UC Santa Cruz, where she studied psychobiology. Her first book, a middle-grade non-fiction book about Springer, will be published in Spring 2021 by Kid’s Can Press.

Feb
23
Sun
Women’s self-defense class @ Row House
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us at the West Seattle Row House for an empowering Women’s Self-Defense class taught by Al Semple!

Seating limited to 20 spaces. Sign up now!

Damsel in Defense

WHY SELF-DEFENSE?

Because violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. Sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking; the violence cuts across all boundaries of age, race, and culture.

Anyone can be targeted.

Our mission is to equip, empower, and educate women to protect themselves and their families across the country.

Since Damsel’s launch in 2011, the product line has expanded from stun guns and pepper spray to technology-enhanced selfdefense tools and a line of educational materials for parents and children.

Bring a pen and paper to class!

Your self-defense instructor Al Semple is a member of the American Women’s Self Defense Association.

Feb
24
Mon
CANCELED – Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

Feb
26
Wed
CANCELED – Learn to Bellydance with Leslie Rosen @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Learn to Bellydance with Leslie Rosen

Bellydancers are supple, feminine, earthly, mysterious, playful and strong. That dancer is you! Come learn among friends and awaken your inner fire. Build community and self-knowledge while honoring the inner divine feminine.

Six week sessions, Wednesday nights
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Next session begins Feb 26, 2020
Drop-in students are welcome at 6 pm and 7 pm

6 pm – 6:50 pm – Toolbox
– Intro to history and music
– Building strong dance skills
– Alignment for dance posture
– Shimmies
– Isolations – straight lines, circles, figure 8 and undulations
– Beautiful arms and hands gestures
– Intro to veil dancing

This class focuses on solid foundation work. Perfect for new students! Also a great drill class for returning students. Experienced dancers can deepen their practice of bellydance by working thoughtfully into the isolations and rhythms as your body and mind open and are prepared to learn more subtle nuances in these powerful foundational moves.

7:00 pm – 7:50 pm – Bellydance Workout – Mixed level – EVERYONE IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND ~ – Most students attend technique at 6 pm and workout at 7 pm – Only $25 for all six exercises classes when you register for a technique class in the same session.

– Exercise class will invigorate your body and deepen your capacity and understanding of isolations. Sweating and laughing will be on the agenda. This class is to shake everything loose, lengthen, strengthen and elongate your muscles. You will work hard and you will love it. Challenging yet accessible for all fitness levels and dancers. Promise.

8:00 – 8:5 0pm – Sacred Geometry – Invitation Only – Student troupe ~ Int/adv. technique

Spring Session: Feb 26 Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 Apr 1

Register: https://www.leslierosen.com/what-we-do

Feb
29
Sat
West Seattle Linux Users Group @ Fauntleroy YMCA
Feb 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

West Seattle LUG (WSeaLUG) Meeting @ Fauntleroy YMCA

Join the West Seattle LUG (Linux User Group) for our bi-weekly meetup.

We’re a welcoming community of folks who gather to talk about Linux and Linux-related tech in West Seattle. At each meeting we plan to have a 30-minute demonstration of something GNU/Linux related.

For more information visit: gettogether.community/wsealug/

Mar
2
Mon
CANCELED – Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

West Seattle Quilters @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle: Regular meetings include special projects such as Block of the Month, Mystery Quilts, or Group Charity Projects. There is always Show & Tell and members share advice on members’ projects.

Dates: First and Third Mondays
Time: 7:00 pm at the Senior Center

Mar
3
Tue
Coffee Time with Veterans @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

FREE Coffee with Vets with Jon Gerhardt – a former Navy Pilot has pays for the coffee hour for ALL VETS who attend the monthly gathering.

First Tuesdays, 11 am–12 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle.

“Drinking Liberally in West Seattle” meetup @ Pizzeria 22
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Drinking Liberally West Seattle – Talking Politics

First Tuesday every month, 6 pm. Pizzeria 22 is at College Street and California Ave SW in Admiral.

An informal, inclusive progressive social group.

Drinking Liberally is an organization with chapters across the country. It gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place to talk politics, or whatever. You don’t need to be a policy expert and this isn’t a book club – just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent frustration and hang out in an environment where it’s not taboo to talk politics. Consumption of alcohol is not required and our location is all ages.

Leadership Workshop at West Seattle Toastmasters 832 @ The Kenney
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a workshop on How to Conduct Productive Meetings.

West Seattle Toastmasters member Brig Henry will lead this one-hour presentation with guided exercises to help attendees learn more about how to conduct productive meetings. This is a free event and all are welcome.

Learn more about our club and find our full meeting schedule at West Seattle Toastmasters 832.

Questions? Contact us via email. Hope to see you there!

Mar
4
Wed
CANCELED – Learn to Bellydance with Leslie Rosen @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Learn to Bellydance with Leslie Rosen

Bellydancers are supple, feminine, earthly, mysterious, playful and strong. That dancer is you! Come learn among friends and awaken your inner fire. Build community and self-knowledge while honoring the inner divine feminine.

Six week sessions, Wednesday nights
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Next session begins Feb 26, 2020
Drop-in students are welcome at 6 pm and 7 pm

6 pm – 6:50 pm – Toolbox
– Intro to history and music
– Building strong dance skills
– Alignment for dance posture
– Shimmies
– Isolations – straight lines, circles, figure 8 and undulations
– Beautiful arms and hands gestures
– Intro to veil dancing

This class focuses on solid foundation work. Perfect for new students! Also a great drill class for returning students. Experienced dancers can deepen their practice of bellydance by working thoughtfully into the isolations and rhythms as your body and mind open and are prepared to learn more subtle nuances in these powerful foundational moves.

7:00 pm – 7:50 pm – Bellydance Workout – Mixed level – EVERYONE IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND ~ – Most students attend technique at 6 pm and workout at 7 pm – Only $25 for all six exercises classes when you register for a technique class in the same session.

– Exercise class will invigorate your body and deepen your capacity and understanding of isolations. Sweating and laughing will be on the agenda. This class is to shake everything loose, lengthen, strengthen and elongate your muscles. You will work hard and you will love it. Challenging yet accessible for all fitness levels and dancers. Promise.

8:00 – 8:5 0pm – Sacred Geometry – Invitation Only – Student troupe ~ Int/adv. technique

Spring Session: Feb 26 Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 Apr 1

Register: https://www.leslierosen.com/what-we-do

Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Be's Restaurant
Mar 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Our club meets at 6:30 pm on the FIRST Wednesday at Be’s Restaurant in West Seattle. The address is 4509 California Ave SW, near the corner of California Ave SW and SW Oregon. Additional service project locations are announced each month.

Membership is open to all men and women who possess a genuine interest in serving the community. We are in the process of changing meetings to once a month on the FIRST Wednesday of each month only.

We have projects and social events that all are welcome to attend – see our calendar.

West Seattle Kiwanis was the second service club established in West Seattle, and began in 1929.

Members of the community who might be interested in joining Kiwanis are invited to attend a meeting.

Contact us at (206) 552-9757 or westseattlekiwanis@gmail.com

Mar
6
Fri
HPIC Corner Bar @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

CORNER BAR
Doors open 6 pm

As always, Corner Bar welcomes everyone! Bring your families, bring your neighbors! Food and beverages are available. We hope to spend another magical evening with you all! Free entry – all ages

Mar
8
Sun
CANCELED – Improvising with Life Lab @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

*CANCELED FOR 3/8*

Improvising With Life Lab
DATES: Sundays 02/09, 03/08, 04/05, 05/03
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
LOCATION: Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
REGISTER: https://playitoutimprov.com/
INVESTMENT: $80 for all four labs or $25 individually

Would you like to experiment with how improv can influence your daily life? Step into Play It Out Improv’s laboratory, a microcosm of life, where we experiment with practices that spark “a-ha”s and insights that we can take into our daily lives. There are many ways to get to know ourselves better. What makes improv unique is that we do it in relationship with each other in unknown situations. Sound familiar? Yep, that’s life. Improv can be a powerful, friendly way to practice skills in presence, connection, and play… skills that strengthen our relationships and ramp up our daily joy.

Our format is simple, playful and flexible. We propose questions that come up in our lives. Ones that we genuinely don’t know the answers to… call them wonder questions. Then use improv and other mind/body centering practices to help us have an experience of that question in the Lab.

Here are some questions we’ll play with:

1. I wonder how I can have fun with “doing it wrong”?

In our culture, the context is often right/wrong, good/bad, smart/dumb… etc. This context is supposed to be disrupted in improv, but that doesn’t mean we don’t continue to apply it to ourselves regardless. The Lab is a fun, safe place to notice our experience of “doing it wrong” and even have fun with it!

2. I wonder how I can notice patterns and consciously choose to participate with them or make a new choice?

One of the principles of improv is to notice the pattern, continue it for a while and then break it, releasing lots of energy. When we get stuck in a pattern in our lives, especially one we don’t actively choose, we can feel drained, lose touch with our creativity and feel frustrated. When we practice noticing patterns, we bring more awareness to our lives and when we make new choices, we can significantly increase our aliveness.

3. I wonder how my commitment affects what I create?

Commitment in improv is about being fully in or fully out, no waffling, no limbo. Scenes inevitably go better when improvisers are committed. Committing is the very first step to being present and creating what we want. Without it, who knows where we will go in improv or life?

Mar
9
Mon
CANCELED – Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

CANCELED – Evening Book Group @ Southwest Library
Mar 9 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Join us for a book group at the Southwest Library. Registration is not required.

The Southwest Library Evening Book Group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 pm unless noted otherwise. The group will not meet on holidays or when the library is closed.

Check the Event Listings for West Seattle’s Southwest Branch Library for this month’s book title and more information.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Pick up your copy of this month’s book at this library location.

Southwest Branch 206-684-7455.

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

CANCELED – Evening book group @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Mar 9 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 pm. Check the event listings at SPL’s West Seattle (Admiral) Branch for this month’s book title.

Join us for a book group at the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch. Everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Pick up your copy of this month’s book at this library location.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 206-684-7454.

CANCELED – Evening book group at West Seattle Library
Mar 9 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Branch Evening Book Group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 p.m. @ WS Branch Meeting Room. Check the library Event Listings for this month’s book title and for more information.

Join us for a book group at the West Seattle Branch. Everyone is welcome.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month’s book at this library location.

Contact Info   West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian.

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

Mar
10
Tue
CANCELED – Whale Trail Lecture Series @ C&P Coffee Company
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

Whale Trail Lecture Series

When: March 10th, 6:00–8:00 pm
Where: C & P Coffee Company
Cost: $5 suggested donation; kids free

About The Whale Trail

The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites to view orcas and other marine mammals from shore. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment. Through our current sites and signs, including two on every Washington State ferry, we reach more than 70 million people each year. The Whale Trail is adding new sites along the North American west coast, from California to British Columbia.

The Whale Trail is led by a core team of partners including NOAA Fisheries, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Seattle Aquarium, the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, the Whale Museum. Donna Sandstrom is the Founder and Executive Director. She is a member of Governor Inslee’s Task Force on SRKW Recovery, and Vessel Impacts Working Group.The Whale Trail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, registered in Washington State. Join us!

Mar
11
Wed
CANCELED – Learn to Bellydance with Leslie Rosen @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Learn to Bellydance with Leslie Rosen

Bellydancers are supple, feminine, earthly, mysterious, playful and strong. That dancer is you! Come learn among friends and awaken your inner fire. Build community and self-knowledge while honoring the inner divine feminine.

Six week sessions, Wednesday nights
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Next session begins Feb 26, 2020
Drop-in students are welcome at 6 pm and 7 pm

6 pm – 6:50 pm – Toolbox
– Intro to history and music
– Building strong dance skills
– Alignment for dance posture
– Shimmies
– Isolations – straight lines, circles, figure 8 and undulations
– Beautiful arms and hands gestures
– Intro to veil dancing

This class focuses on solid foundation work. Perfect for new students! Also a great drill class for returning students. Experienced dancers can deepen their practice of bellydance by working thoughtfully into the isolations and rhythms as your body and mind open and are prepared to learn more subtle nuances in these powerful foundational moves.

7:00 pm – 7:50 pm – Bellydance Workout – Mixed level – EVERYONE IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND ~ – Most students attend technique at 6 pm and workout at 7 pm – Only $25 for all six exercises classes when you register for a technique class in the same session.

– Exercise class will invigorate your body and deepen your capacity and understanding of isolations. Sweating and laughing will be on the agenda. This class is to shake everything loose, lengthen, strengthen and elongate your muscles. You will work hard and you will love it. Challenging yet accessible for all fitness levels and dancers. Promise.

8:00 – 8:5 0pm – Sacred Geometry – Invitation Only – Student troupe ~ Int/adv. technique

Spring Session: Feb 26 Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 Apr 1

Register: https://www.leslierosen.com/what-we-do

34th District Democrats’ meeting – March – CANCELED @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

*March meeting canceled*

MARCH SPOTLIGHT TOPIC – CAUCUS PROGRAM

This meeting will be one day after the Presidential Primary! Our special guest, Julie Anne Kempf from the state party, will be sharing information about the upcoming caucus on April 26th. She will also explain the rest of the election process, including congressional district caucus, state convention and the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee.

34th District Democrats usually meet the second Wednesday of the month at the Hall at Fauntleroy.
6:30 Potluck Social Time
7:00 Call to Order

Are you looking for a way to get involved in your neighborhood? Join us in West Seattle on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss the issues that affect us all! Program details will change each month and will be updated on our website at 34dems.org.

There are many different opportunities for getting involved! You can run to become a Precinct Committee Officer or join one of our committee groups, like diversity, outreach, events, digital communications.

Mar
14
Sat
MEETING VIA ZOOM – West Seattle Linux Users Group @ Fauntleroy YMCA
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

3/14/2020 meeting via Zoom – info here

=====
regular info

West Seattle LUG (WSeaLUG) Meeting @ Fauntleroy YMCA

Join the West Seattle LUG (Linux User Group) for our bi-weekly meetup.

We’re a welcoming community of folks who gather to talk about Linux and Linux-related tech in West Seattle. At each meeting we plan to have a 30-minute demonstration of something GNU/Linux related.

For more information visit: gettogether.community/wsealug/

Painted Collagraph Workshop @ The Orange Door Studio
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a two-day workshop learning how to create hand-printed collagraphs, a process where we print from cut papers. We will create printed compositions that we will enhance with water-based paints and colored pencils. This colorful and texture-rich technique is fun and easy to do anywhere. No experience necessary! (Five students maximum.)

Mar
15
Sun
West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s monthly breakfast @ Be's Restaurant
Mar 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s monthly breakfast is the third Sunday of the month at 9:30 am at (new location as of Summer 2017) Be’s Restaurant. Our breakfast gatherings are open to members as well as non-members interested in Amateur Radio and emergency communication.

For questions, visit our website at www.westseattlearc.org or email info@westseattlearc.org.

Painted Collagraph Workshop @ The Orange Door Studio
Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a two-day workshop learning how to create hand-printed collagraphs, a process where we print from cut papers. We will create printed compositions that we will enhance with water-based paints and colored pencils. This colorful and texture-rich technique is fun and easy to do anywhere. No experience necessary! (Five students maximum.)

Mar
16
Mon
CANCELED – Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

CANCELED – Afternoon book group @ Southwest Library
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Southwest Branch LibraryAfternoon Book Group meets from 2:00–3:00 pm on the third Monday of the month unless noted otherwise. Groups will not meet on holidays or when the library is closed.

Check the Event Listings for West Seattle’s Southwest Library Branch for this month’s book title and more information.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month’s book at this library location.

Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455.

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

Mar
17
Tue
CANCELED – Fauntleroy Food Fest, FCA membership meeting @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

*CANCELED*

From the Fauntleroy Community Association:

The Fauntleroy Community Association is hosting its annual Food Fest and Membership Meeting on March 19th 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This is a fun time to get together with your neighbors, eat some delicious FREE food from our local businesses, meet with representatives from organizations in our community and learn what your FCA is doing for you throughout the year.

• Renew your membership!

• Make your voice heard, come to the meeting and vote on issues that affect your community.

• Join us for a good time.

Thank you to all the local businesses and community groups that make this event possible.

CANCELED – Evening book group @ High Point Library
Mar 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Check the event listings at SPL’s High Point Branch for this month’s book title.

Join us for a book group at the High Point Branch. Everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month’s book at this library location.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 206-684-7454.

Mar
18
Wed
CANCELED – Learn to Bellydance with Leslie Rosen @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Learn to Bellydance with Leslie Rosen

Bellydancers are supple, feminine, earthly, mysterious, playful and strong. That dancer is you! Come learn among friends and awaken your inner fire. Build community and self-knowledge while honoring the inner divine feminine.

Six week sessions, Wednesday nights
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Next session begins Feb 26, 2020
Drop-in students are welcome at 6 pm and 7 pm

6 pm – 6:50 pm – Toolbox
– Intro to history and music
– Building strong dance skills
– Alignment for dance posture
– Shimmies
– Isolations – straight lines, circles, figure 8 and undulations
– Beautiful arms and hands gestures
– Intro to veil dancing

This class focuses on solid foundation work. Perfect for new students! Also a great drill class for returning students. Experienced dancers can deepen their practice of bellydance by working thoughtfully into the isolations and rhythms as your body and mind open and are prepared to learn more subtle nuances in these powerful foundational moves.

7:00 pm – 7:50 pm – Bellydance Workout – Mixed level – EVERYONE IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND ~ – Most students attend technique at 6 pm and workout at 7 pm – Only $25 for all six exercises classes when you register for a technique class in the same session.

– Exercise class will invigorate your body and deepen your capacity and understanding of isolations. Sweating and laughing will be on the agenda. This class is to shake everything loose, lengthen, strengthen and elongate your muscles. You will work hard and you will love it. Challenging yet accessible for all fitness levels and dancers. Promise.

8:00 – 8:5 0pm – Sacred Geometry – Invitation Only – Student troupe ~ Int/adv. technique

Spring Session: Feb 26 Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 Apr 1

Register: https://www.leslierosen.com/what-we-do

Mar
23
Mon
CANCELED – Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

Free Improv Meetup @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At this event, we practice skills that help us be present and connect with each other while playing out hilarious games and scenes. Maybe you’ve never taken an improv class and are curious to try it out, or maybe you love improv and want to jam with new folks. I’ve received feedback that I do improv a little differently. I invite you to engage your whole self, rather than only your mind and voice, and we practice engaging our senses in the space often. I endeavor to take you on a journey exploring a specific improv principal. No experience is necessary, just come with an openness to explore and a willingness to play. This class is free and I would gladly accept donations to help pay for the room. Suggested $10.

Suggestions to make you more comfortable in the space:
Wear layers (we move around a lot and the heat is either on or off in this old schoolhouse)
Bring a water bottle (there is a sink to refill)
Wear comfortable clothes/shoes (we don’t sit much!)

Mar
25
Wed
CANCELED – Learn to Bellydance with Leslie Rosen @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Learn to Bellydance with Leslie Rosen

Bellydancers are supple, feminine, earthly, mysterious, playful and strong. That dancer is you! Come learn among friends and awaken your inner fire. Build community and self-knowledge while honoring the inner divine feminine.

Six week sessions, Wednesday nights
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Next session begins Feb 26, 2020
Drop-in students are welcome at 6 pm and 7 pm

6 pm – 6:50 pm – Toolbox
– Intro to history and music
– Building strong dance skills
– Alignment for dance posture
– Shimmies
– Isolations – straight lines, circles, figure 8 and undulations
– Beautiful arms and hands gestures
– Intro to veil dancing

This class focuses on solid foundation work. Perfect for new students! Also a great drill class for returning students. Experienced dancers can deepen their practice of bellydance by working thoughtfully into the isolations and rhythms as your body and mind open and are prepared to learn more subtle nuances in these powerful foundational moves.

7:00 pm – 7:50 pm – Bellydance Workout – Mixed level – EVERYONE IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND ~ – Most students attend technique at 6 pm and workout at 7 pm – Only $25 for all six exercises classes when you register for a technique class in the same session.

– Exercise class will invigorate your body and deepen your capacity and understanding of isolations. Sweating and laughing will be on the agenda. This class is to shake everything loose, lengthen, strengthen and elongate your muscles. You will work hard and you will love it. Challenging yet accessible for all fitness levels and dancers. Promise.

8:00 – 8:5 0pm – Sacred Geometry – Invitation Only – Student troupe ~ Int/adv. technique

Spring Session: Feb 26 Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 Apr 1

Register: https://www.leslierosen.com/what-we-do

Mar
28
Sat
West Seattle Linux Users Group @ Fauntleroy YMCA
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

West Seattle LUG (WSeaLUG) Meeting @ Fauntleroy YMCA

Join the West Seattle LUG (Linux User Group) for our bi-weekly meetup.

We’re a welcoming community of folks who gather to talk about Linux and Linux-related tech in West Seattle. At each meeting we plan to have a 30-minute demonstration of something GNU/Linux related.

For more information visit: gettogether.community/wsealug/

Mar
30
Mon
CANCELED – Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

Apr
1
Wed
CANCELED – Learn to Bellydance with Leslie Rosen @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Learn to Bellydance with Leslie Rosen

Bellydancers are supple, feminine, earthly, mysterious, playful and strong. That dancer is you! Come learn among friends and awaken your inner fire. Build community and self-knowledge while honoring the inner divine feminine.

Six week sessions, Wednesday nights
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Next session begins Feb 26, 2020
Drop-in students are welcome at 6 pm and 7 pm

6 pm – 6:50 pm – Toolbox
– Intro to history and music
– Building strong dance skills
– Alignment for dance posture
– Shimmies
– Isolations – straight lines, circles, figure 8 and undulations
– Beautiful arms and hands gestures
– Intro to veil dancing

This class focuses on solid foundation work. Perfect for new students! Also a great drill class for returning students. Experienced dancers can deepen their practice of bellydance by working thoughtfully into the isolations and rhythms as your body and mind open and are prepared to learn more subtle nuances in these powerful foundational moves.

7:00 pm – 7:50 pm – Bellydance Workout – Mixed level – EVERYONE IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND ~ – Most students attend technique at 6 pm and workout at 7 pm – Only $25 for all six exercises classes when you register for a technique class in the same session.

– Exercise class will invigorate your body and deepen your capacity and understanding of isolations. Sweating and laughing will be on the agenda. This class is to shake everything loose, lengthen, strengthen and elongate your muscles. You will work hard and you will love it. Challenging yet accessible for all fitness levels and dancers. Promise.

8:00 – 8:5 0pm – Sacred Geometry – Invitation Only – Student troupe ~ Int/adv. technique

Spring Session: Feb 26 Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 Apr 1

Register: https://www.leslierosen.com/what-we-do

Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Be's Restaurant
Apr 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Our club meets at 6:30 pm on the FIRST Wednesday at Be’s Restaurant in West Seattle. The address is 4509 California Ave SW, near the corner of California Ave SW and SW Oregon. Additional service project locations are announced each month.

Membership is open to all men and women who possess a genuine interest in serving the community. We are in the process of changing meetings to once a month on the FIRST Wednesday of each month only.

We have projects and social events that all are welcome to attend – see our calendar.

West Seattle Kiwanis was the second service club established in West Seattle, and began in 1929.

Members of the community who might be interested in joining Kiwanis are invited to attend a meeting.

Contact us at (206) 552-9757 or westseattlekiwanis@gmail.com

Apr
3
Fri
HPIC Corner Bar @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

CORNER BAR
Doors open 6 pm

As always, Corner Bar welcomes everyone! Bring your families, bring your neighbors! Food and beverages are available. We hope to spend another magical evening with you all! Free entry – all ages

Apr
5
Sun
CANCELED – Improvising with Life Lab @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

*CANCELED FOR 3/8*

Improvising With Life Lab
DATES: Sundays 02/09, 03/08, 04/05, 05/03
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
LOCATION: Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
REGISTER: https://playitoutimprov.com/
INVESTMENT: $80 for all four labs or $25 individually

Would you like to experiment with how improv can influence your daily life? Step into Play It Out Improv’s laboratory, a microcosm of life, where we experiment with practices that spark “a-ha”s and insights that we can take into our daily lives. There are many ways to get to know ourselves better. What makes improv unique is that we do it in relationship with each other in unknown situations. Sound familiar? Yep, that’s life. Improv can be a powerful, friendly way to practice skills in presence, connection, and play… skills that strengthen our relationships and ramp up our daily joy.

Our format is simple, playful and flexible. We propose questions that come up in our lives. Ones that we genuinely don’t know the answers to… call them wonder questions. Then use improv and other mind/body centering practices to help us have an experience of that question in the Lab.

Here are some questions we’ll play with:

1. I wonder how I can have fun with “doing it wrong”?

In our culture, the context is often right/wrong, good/bad, smart/dumb… etc. This context is supposed to be disrupted in improv, but that doesn’t mean we don’t continue to apply it to ourselves regardless. The Lab is a fun, safe place to notice our experience of “doing it wrong” and even have fun with it!

2. I wonder how I can notice patterns and consciously choose to participate with them or make a new choice?

One of the principles of improv is to notice the pattern, continue it for a while and then break it, releasing lots of energy. When we get stuck in a pattern in our lives, especially one we don’t actively choose, we can feel drained, lose touch with our creativity and feel frustrated. When we practice noticing patterns, we bring more awareness to our lives and when we make new choices, we can significantly increase our aliveness.

3. I wonder how my commitment affects what I create?

Commitment in improv is about being fully in or fully out, no waffling, no limbo. Scenes inevitably go better when improvisers are committed. Committing is the very first step to being present and creating what we want. Without it, who knows where we will go in improv or life?

Apr
6
Mon
CANCELED – Lincoln Park Sound Steps Walk @ Lincoln Park (see listing)
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Confirmed in fall 2019 flyer.

Mondays, 10–11:15 am Lincoln Park, FREE
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the center of the north parking lot.
Register quarterly, please.

For more information: www.seattle.gov/parks/seniors/soundsteps.htm
Email sound.steps@seattle.gov to receive E-newsletter.
Questions? contact Tamara 206-684-4664.

Explore Seattle on foot, meet new friends, and stay in shape! Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event!

West Seattle Quilters @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle: Regular meetings include special projects such as Block of the Month, Mystery Quilts, or Group Charity Projects. There is always Show & Tell and members share advice on members’ projects.

Dates: First and Third Mondays
Time: 7:00 pm at the Senior Center

Apr
7
Tue
Coffee Time with Veterans @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

FREE Coffee with Vets with Jon Gerhardt – a former Navy Pilot has pays for the coffee hour for ALL VETS who attend the monthly gathering.

First Tuesdays, 11 am–12 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle.

“Drinking Liberally in West Seattle” meetup @ Pizzeria 22
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Drinking Liberally West Seattle – Talking Politics

First Tuesday every month, 6 pm. Pizzeria 22 is at College Street and California Ave SW in Admiral.

An informal, inclusive progressive social group.

Drinking Liberally is an organization with chapters across the country. It gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place to talk politics, or whatever. You don’t need to be a policy expert and this isn’t a book club – just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent frustration and hang out in an environment where it’s not taboo to talk politics. Consumption of alcohol is not required and our location is all ages.

Online Leadership Workshop with West Seattle Toastmasters 832
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an online presentation and workshop on Parliamentary Procedure in Action.

West Seattle Toastmasters member Christine Klimkowski will lead this one-hour fifteen-minute presentation to help attendees better understand parliamentary procedure. This is a free event and all are welcome.

Learn more about our club and find our full meeting schedule at West Seattle Toastmasters 832.

For questions and a link to join the Zoom meeting, contact us via email. Hope to see you there!