West Seattle Event Calendar

*NOTE: We’ve ramped the calendar back to some level of usefulness, as more events continue being planned, both online and in-person, so let us know if you have something coming up that’s open to the public!*

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/etc. 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./question.

Sep
30
Mon
Understanding IEPs and 504 Plans @ Lafayette Elementary
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Lafayette Elementary welcomes a speaker from The Office of the Education Ombuds who will be presenting to parents and guardians about the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and 504 Plan. This is an opportunity to learn more about navigating the IEP/504 process, to address the basics of your child’s right to special education services, to gain the tools to work collaboratively with the school teams, and to answer any questions you may have about these programs.

Please RSVP your attendance, it helps us to plan accordingly. Child care will be provided along with light snacks. For more information or accommodations, please contact us, Lafayette.sped@hotmail.com.

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

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

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

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

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

May 4: Insect hike with a bug club member.

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

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

July 6: Native plant identification with Steve Richmond of GardenCycles

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

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

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

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

Saturday, October 5th
10 am – noon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mushroom Walk at Camp Long.

Ages 12 and older. Pre-registration required.

Oct
12
Sat
2019 West Seattle Ski and Snowboard Swap @ West Seattle VFW Hall
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The 2019 Ski Swap is Finally Approaching!

This community event is the best in the area to buy and sell skis, snowboards, boots, clothing, winter accessories and more!

Please view the information below to familiarize yourself with the process. If you are interested in selling equipment please keep reading!

When:
Saturday, October 12th | 10am – 5pm
Sunday, October 13th | 10am – 4pm

Where:
West Seattle VFW Post 2713 (across the street from Mountain to Sound Outfitters!)
3601 SW Alaska St., Seattle WA 98126

Drop Off Date For Sellers:
Friday, October 11th | 3pm – 7pm

Sellers Pick Up Unsold Items:
Sunday, October 12th | 3:30pm – 5pm

How To Sell at Ski Swap:
Click (here) to be directed to My Consignment Sale,
where you will set up a seller login and create products to sell!

Oct
13
Sun
2019 West Seattle Ski and Snowboard Swap @ West Seattle VFW Hall
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 2019 Ski Swap is Finally Approaching!

This community event is the best in the area to buy and sell skis, snowboards, boots, clothing, winter accessories and more!

Please view the information below to familiarize yourself with the process. If you are interested in selling equipment please keep reading!

When:
Saturday, October 12th | 10am – 5pm
Sunday, October 13th | 10am – 4pm

Where:
West Seattle VFW Post 2713 (across the street from Mountain to Sound Outfitters!)
3601 SW Alaska St., Seattle WA 98126

Drop Off Date For Sellers:
Friday, October 11th | 3pm – 7pm

Sellers Pick Up Unsold Items:
Sunday, October 12th | 3:30pm – 5pm

How To Sell at Ski Swap:
Click (here) to be directed to My Consignment Sale,
where you will set up a seller login and create products to sell!

Oct
15
Tue
Slowpitch championship game @ Southwest Athletic Complex
Oct 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Chief Sealth IHS vs. Cleveland for the Metro League championship, as previewed here.

Oct
16
Wed
Madison Middle School PTSA meeting @ school library
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

School year’s next general Madison PTSA meeting. Check website for meeting agenda updates!

Oct
17
Thu
Timebank Orientation and Member Event @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Timebank invites you to an orientation and member database training.

Potluck gathering to meet Timebank members, share current exchanges or learn about the Timebank. Speakers from our organization – members may present, too. Bring a dish to share if you’d like, but not required. Bring a friend or relative, too.

Learn how to use the Timebank database.
Get one-on-one training.
Meet members.
And earn Timebank hours just for attending.

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

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

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

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

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

Lafayette Elementary PTA Oktoberfest @ Ounces
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Let’s celebrate Fall with the Lafayette PTA’s THIRD Annual Oktoberfest at Ounces Taproom on October 18 at 6 pm. Tickets are $15 per adult and include a raffle entry and (1) drink ticket. 21 and older only, please.

Location: Ounces Taproom & Beer Garden, 3809 Delridge Way SW

Food: Nacho Mama food truck

Contest and Prizes: Come join the fun and win some prizes!

Oct
24
Thu
West Seattle-Chief Sealth high-school soccer @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Regular season’s final match.

Oct
26
Sat
Rooted Together: 2nd Annual Generations Fest @ Bethaday Community Learning Space
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Rooted Together | 2nd Annual Generations Fest

Saturday & Sunday, Oct 26 & Oct 27
9 am – 5:30 pm
TAF Bethaday Community Learning Space
605 SW 108th St

Generations Fest is a space for people of all ages to share skills and stories to celebrate and strengthen our ancestral wisdom. Through this gathering of workshops, activities, and cultural offerings, we hope to grow inter-generational intimacy by centering leadership of elders and young people, providing opportunities to connect with each other, and increasing our skills and knowledge to have the relationships we want. For more information:

https://tinyurl.com/genfest2019

Oct
27
Sun
Rooted Together: 2nd Annual Generations Fest @ Bethaday Community Learning Space
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Rooted Together | 2nd Annual Generations Fest

Saturday & Sunday, Oct 26 & Oct 27
9 am – 5:30 pm
TAF Bethaday Community Learning Space
605 SW 108th St

Generations Fest is a space for people of all ages to share skills and stories to celebrate and strengthen our ancestral wisdom. Through this gathering of workshops, activities, and cultural offerings, we hope to grow inter-generational intimacy by centering leadership of elders and young people, providing opportunities to connect with each other, and increasing our skills and knowledge to have the relationships we want. For more information:

https://tinyurl.com/genfest2019

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

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

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

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

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

Email: alison@tinkergarten.com.

Nov
14
Thu
Words, Writers & Southwest Stories: Mike Purdy @ Southwest Library
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

At the Southwest Branch library, Presidential historian Mike Purdy peeks behind the political curtain through meticulous research–to expose that throughout history our presidents have dished out acerbic insults about other presidents, from the founding fathers to the age of Trump.

Author Purdy has prepared 101 Presidential Insults as fun and sometimes provokes one to laugh or wince, but is also thought-provoking and shocking at times—and is presented as a significant contribution to understanding the presidents.

This free event by ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and is co-sponsored by the Seattle Public Library. Mike Purdy’s event will take place at 6 PM at the SW Branch Library, 9010 35th Ave.SW, on Thursday, Nov.14th, 2019.

In this new book, Purdy shares antidotes he found sometimes in private letters, diaries, and conversations, as various presidents let their guard down on what they really thought about a former, deceased, current, or future president. At other times, these insults have been audaciously proclaimed in public speeches, books, and to the media. By their own words, our presidents have demonstrated their flawed humanity with insults that are often humorous and sometimes surprising for their lack of decorum. We may laugh or perhaps wince as we hear of these 101 presidential insults.

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ presentations are scheduled for the Second Thursday of each month at 6 PM at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Next month on December 12th, Humanities Washington co-sponsors Feliks Banel, local broadcaster and historian with his book, Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State.

For videos on these and other speakers’ presentations, check out “Events” at www.loghousemuseum.org . This newly re-named series is open to hosting any speaker addressing historical issues relating to the Puget Sound/Duwamish Peninsula and/or the general public. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ by phone at 206-290-8315 or e-mailing Dora-Faye@comcast.net
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

For more information, call 206-386-4636 or Ask Us. For ADA accommodations, please contact: leap@spl.org.

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.

Nov
16
Sat
Chief Sealth IHS benefit auction @ Brockey Center, South Seattle College
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Benefit for PTSA, Performing Arts, and Athletics. Masquerade themed.

Alki Elementary PTA Auction: Viva Las Vegas @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm

Viva Las Vegas – 2019 Alki Auction

Join Alki for a night to remember In West Seattle.

Saturday November 16th, 2019
5:30 pm
The Hall at Fauntleroy
9131 California Ave SW

It’s a party with a purpose!

Celebrate Alki at the biggest fundraiser of the year. We put the FUN in fundraising.

Don’t miss Elvis performing his greatest hits and conducting ceremonial vow renewals and commitment ceremonies at the Alki Chapel of Love.

See Sylvia O’Stayformore, Seattle’s effervescent hostess of Rainbow Bingo fame

Play along as Ashley Ryan, Seattle radio DJ, sports fanatic and US Water Polo National Champion keeps the donations rolling in.

Too much is never enough in Vegas!

Silent Auction and Pop Up Shops

Live Auction and Kid Art

VIP Experiences and more

Child care Options Available at the Venue! Register now: https://tinyurl.com/auctionchildcare

Reserve a table and guarantee your spot.

Nov
19
Tue
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Nov
21
Thu
Screenagers: The Next Chapter, Presented by Chief Sealth International PTSA @ Chief Sealth Auditorium
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Chief Sealth International High School PTSA would like to invite the West Seattle Community to a screening of the film, Screenagers: The Next Chapter.

This viewing is free, but we will be collecting donations at the door to pay for the screening rights and the district audio-visual crew.

Please RSVP on Eventcombo.


Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level with Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience—a film that examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.

Nov
29
Fri
Apple Cup @ Admiral Pub
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Friday Nov 29th 1 pm

Apple Cup – Huskies vs Cougars

Come root, cheer and represent your school at the biggest game of the year.

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

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

Winter Wander Along Longfellow Creek at Camp Long.

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

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

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

Everyone attending the program must be registered.

Meet the leader at the Camp Long Lodge.

Seahawks vs. Rams game viewing @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm

Sunday night football on the big screen. Seahawks vs. Rams, 5:30 pm at Parliament Tavern.

Ages 21+ only.

Dec
12
Thu
9th Annual “Seattle Stand Down” to Assist Homeless Veterans @ South Seattle College--Georgetown Campus
Dec 12 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families are invited to attend The Ninth Annual Seattle Stand Down–a two-day, one-stop shop for resources and services available to Veterans who currently lack permanent housing or simply need a “hand up” in order to prevent homelessness. (This event is hosted by The Seattle Stand Down, a volunteer team of veterans dedicated to supporting veterans experiencing homelessness.)

Representatives from local businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, and all levels of government will be there with volunteers to provide medical screenings, eye exams, dental services, legal aid, employment opportunities, housing assistance, case management referrals, haircuts, personal hygiene items, and meals.

Providers offering services specifically for women Veterans, including health care, advocacy, counseling, employment, and personal care, will also be on site.

Services and resources will be provided at several locations throughout the South Seattle College Georgetown Campus, including the Gene Colin Education Hall–Building C. Parking passes will be made available to veterans receiving services. For more information about transportation, see The Seattle Stand Down Transportation page.

Participants should check in at the Gene Colin Education Hall–Building C. For directions, see the Georgetown Campus Map.

On December 12, registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and services will be available from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. that day.

On December 13, registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and services will be available from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. that day.

For both days of the event, King County Metro and Sound Transit will provide free rides for all veterans. Veterans must carry one type of four accepted forms of government ID, or the special bus pass Metro has printed for veterans who lack identification (available at local social service providers). This means that veterans with any one of the ID forms listed below can travel on any Metro bus, Sound Transit bus, the LINK light rail, and the Sounder train.

Forms of identification accepted:

  • Veteran Health Identification (ID) Card
  • Uniformed Identification (ID) Card
  • Veteran designation on driver’s license
  • DD-214
  • Special Stand Down bus pass provided by local social service providers.  Visit The Seattle Stand Down Transportation page for pickup locations.

Anyone with questions on the best transit route can call King County Metro at 206-553-3000 (ext. 5).

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

Words, Writers & Southwest Stories: Feliks Banel @ Southwest Library
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm

At the Southwest Branch library, local broadcaster and historian Feliks Banel explores our region’s darkest weather days and most infamous storms in his book, Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State. With archival photos, radio, and TV clips, Banel takes us back in time to hear stories of those who survived some of the worst Pacific Northwest weather in recorded history.

This free event by ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society is co-sponsored by Humanities Washington and the Seattle Public Library. Feliks Banel’s event will take place at 6 PM at the SW Branch Library, 9010 35th Ave.SW, on Thursday, Dec. 12th, 2019.

Banel explores how the storms in Washington can revive our shared humanity. Frightening weather can bind communities together to share resources, commiserate, and protect each other. Participants are encouraged to share their own memories of how they survive being snowed in, washed out, or left without power in the wake of a big storm—and why we remember those moments for the rest of our lives.

Feliks Banel is a writer and producer and serves as editor of COLUMBIA, the quarterly magazine of the Washington State Historical Society. He has been a host and contributor for KIRO Radio on matters of Northwest history and culture for many years; he created the history series “This NOT Just In” for KUOW Public Radio, and he produces documentaries for the Seattle Channel.

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ presentations are scheduled for the Second Thursday of each month at 6 PM at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Next month on January 9th, David Ward will present ROORD: To War in a Rubber Duck, one of a series of WWII historical fiction novels.

For videos on these and other speakers’ presentations, check out “Events” at www.loghousemuseum.org. This newly re-named series is open to hosting any speaker addressing historical issues relating to the Puget Sound/Duwamish Peninsula and/or the general public. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ by phone at 206-290-8315 or e-mailing Dora-Faye@comcast.net .

For more information, call 206-386-4636 or Ask Us. For ADA accommodations, please contact: leap@spl.org.

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.

Dec
13
Fri
9th Annual “Seattle Stand Down” to Assist Homeless Veterans @ South Seattle College--Georgetown Campus
Dec 13 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families are invited to attend The Ninth Annual Seattle Stand Down–a two-day, one-stop shop for resources and services available to Veterans who currently lack permanent housing or simply need a “hand up” in order to prevent homelessness. (This event is hosted by The Seattle Stand Down, a volunteer team of veterans dedicated to supporting veterans experiencing homelessness.)

Representatives from local businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, and all levels of government will be there with volunteers to provide medical screenings, eye exams, dental services, legal aid, employment opportunities, housing assistance, case management referrals, haircuts, personal hygiene items, and meals.

Providers offering services specifically for women Veterans, including health care, advocacy, counseling, employment, and personal care, will also be on site.

Services and resources will be provided at several locations throughout the South Seattle College Georgetown Campus, including the Gene Colin Education Hall–Building C. Parking passes will be made available to veterans receiving services. For more information about transportation, see The Seattle Stand Down Transportation page.

Participants should check in at the Gene Colin Education Hall–Building C. For directions, see the Georgetown Campus Map.

On December 12, registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and services will be available from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. that day.

On December 13, registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and services will be available from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. that day.

For both days of the event, King County Metro and Sound Transit will provide free rides for all veterans. Veterans must carry one type of four accepted forms of government ID, or the special bus pass Metro has printed for veterans who lack identification (available at local social service providers). This means that veterans with any one of the ID forms listed below can travel on any Metro bus, Sound Transit bus, the LINK light rail, and the Sounder train.

Forms of identification accepted:

  • Veteran Health Identification (ID) Card
  • Uniformed Identification (ID) Card
  • Veteran designation on driver’s license
  • DD-214
  • Special Stand Down bus pass provided by local social service providers.  Visit The Seattle Stand Down Transportation page for pickup locations.

Anyone with questions on the best transit route can call King County Metro at 206-553-3000 (ext. 5).

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

Dec
14
Sat
Santa Photos at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Now booking Santa photos! We’ll be offering Santa Photos at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse taken by our own favorite photographer, Gail Ann on December 13th & 14th by appointment. Babies, kids, families, pets! Stay local and avoid long lines at the mall! Call and book your appointment now!

Gail Ann Photography
206-371-0585
gail@gailannphotography.com
seattlesantaphotos.wordpress.com
gailannphoto.wordpress.com

Dec
15
Sun
Santa Photos at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Now booking Santa photos! We’ll be offering Santa Photos at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse taken by our own favorite photographer, Gail Ann on December 13th & 14th by appointment. Babies, kids, families, pets! Stay local and avoid long lines at the mall! Call and book your appointment now!

Gail Ann Photography
206-371-0585
gail@gailannphotography.com
seattlesantaphotos.wordpress.com
gailannphoto.wordpress.com

Dec
17
Tue
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Dec
18
Wed
Dine Out Fundraiser for Lafayette Elementary @ MOD Pizza
Dec 18 @ 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

MOD Pizza

December 18
10:30 am-10:00 pm

4755 Fauntleroy SW, Ste. 150

Donating Back: 20%

To get credit toward the fundraiser, patrons will have to present or mention the fundraiser at time of purchase. You can also bring in this flyer or present it with your phone.

Tax and gift-cards are excluded from the donation

Online and phone orders do not count toward the fundraiser

Jan
2
Thu
Tae Kwon Do Club First Class of 2020 @ High Point Community Center
Jan 2 @ 6:20 pm – 7:50 pm

The West Seattle Tae Kwon Do Club has its first class of the new year on Thursday, January 2 from 6:20-7:50pm at the High Point Community Center. Adults (18 and older) can sign up to learn Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art known for its fast sparring techniques, dynamic forms, and strong kicks.

Classes cost only $38/month and meet Mondays & Thursdays 6:20-7:50pm and Saturdays 10am-12pm.  New students can join at any time, and beginners are definitely welcome!

Check out our website, email for questions, or call (206) 684-7422 for registration information.

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

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

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

Jan
11
Sat
Admiral Cooperative Preschool Open House @ Admiral Cooperative Preschool 
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Admiral Cooperative Preschool is hosting its 2020-2021 Open House.

Visit Admiral Cooperative Preschool to learn how cooperative preschool supports whole child development through play-based learning. Teachers and co-op families will be available to talk with you and to answer your questions.

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.

Preschool Open House @ Hope Lutheran School
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Make sure to add the Preschool Open House to your calendar!

Most preschools begin to register students for the coming fall at this time, so it’s never too early to do your research. Bring your child(ren) and watch them explore and play in the fun environment that will become like a second home to them. Teachers will be on hand to answer questions and talk about our play-based approach to learning and building a strong foundation for your little one to grow.

Refreshments will be provided. Please call the school office at 935-8500 or emailadmissions@hopeseattle.org for more information. Check out our latest video about Hope School!

Jan
18
Sat
West Seattle Saints AAU basketball tryouts @ Seattle Lutheran HS Gym
Jan 18 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

West Seattle Saints!

To develop young athletes who understand the synergy inherent in high functioning teams through a commitment to excellence in teaching basketball fundamentals and valuing every role.

A new basketball AAU program is beginning in West Seattle. We are excited to host tryouts at Seattle Lutheran High School’s Menashe Gym (4100 SW Genesee).

We are looking for 7th and 8th grade girls and boys to make up one team of girls and one team of boys.

Dates and Times for Tryouts:

January 18 @ 8:00- 10:00 am

January 19 @ 9:00- 11:00 am

January 20 @ 10:00- 12:00 noon

Jan
19
Sun
West Seattle Saints AAU basketball tryouts @ Seattle Lutheran HS Gym
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

West Seattle Saints!

To develop young athletes who understand the synergy inherent in high functioning teams through a commitment to excellence in teaching basketball fundamentals and valuing every role.

A new basketball AAU program is beginning in West Seattle. We are excited to host tryouts at Seattle Lutheran High School’s Menashe Gym (4100 SW Genesee).

We are looking for 7th and 8th grade girls and boys to make up one team of girls and one team of boys.

Dates and Times for Tryouts:

January 18 @ 8:00- 10:00 am

January 19 @ 9:00- 11:00 am

January 20 @ 10:00- 12:00 noon

Jan
20
Mon
West Seattle Saints AAU basketball tryouts @ Seattle Lutheran HS Gym
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle Saints!

To develop young athletes who understand the synergy inherent in high functioning teams through a commitment to excellence in teaching basketball fundamentals and valuing every role.

A new basketball AAU program is beginning in West Seattle. We are excited to host tryouts at Seattle Lutheran High School’s Menashe Gym (4100 SW Genesee).

We are looking for 7th and 8th grade girls and boys to make up one team of girls and one team of boys.

Dates and Times for Tryouts:

January 18 @ 8:00- 10:00 am

January 19 @ 9:00- 11:00 am

January 20 @ 10:00- 12:00 noon

Jan
21
Tue
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Jan
22
Wed
‘No Place for Hate’ at WSHS
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm

From the West Seattle High School newsletter:

On January 15 WSHS is launching a “No Place for Hate” Campaign to help establish and maintain a school environment where all students can thrive. Please join the PTSA on January 22 to learn more about this effort at WSHS and for a workshop lead by facilitators from Families of Color Seattle. The workshop is designed to help us all be more equipped to talk with students and others in the school community about race, racism, anti-racism and anti-bias. The 2-hour workshop will include presentations, videos and dialogue. Principal Brian Vance and several staff members will be on hand to join in the discussion. A recent workshop at Alki Elementary attracted over 40 parents and received rave reviews. We will conduct very brief PTSA general meeting business at 6:45 and devote the rest of the time to the topic of Undoing Racism and Teaching Equity to Teens. Join us at 6:30 to have some pizza! RSVP here to help us plan.

Feb
2
Sun
Super Bowl viewing @ Admiral Pub
Feb 2 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Super Bowl Viewing Party
49ers v Chiefs — 3:30pm @ Admiral Pub

Feb
7
Fri
Adult Jump Rope Night @ West Seattle Health Club
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Adult Jump Rope Night Feb. 7, 2020 – Jump like never before!

REGISTER for $35, get a free jump rope and have a great time!
https://tinyurl.com/tupeoxk

Come support the West Seattle Ninja Jump Rope team by taking an Adult Jump Rope Class! All skill levels are welcome AND you’re supporting a local businesswoman who helps kids build confidence, strength, passion and commitment.

Participant of all skill levels will learn single rope skills and techniques, drills that can be incorporated into their own fitness program and help mastering proper form for optimal results and injury prevention.

This workshop style class will also include really fun partner skills, double dutch, long rope routines with guaranteed success!

REGISTER for $35, get a free jump rope and have a great time!
https://tinyurl.com/tupeoxk

Workshop held at the:
West Seattle Health Club
2629 SW Andover St

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
11
Tue
HSA High School Boys’ Soccer Tryouts @ Southwest Athletic Complex
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

More info here.

February 11 & 13th

2005, U-16 – 5:30 to 7 pm
2003, 2004, U-17, U-18 – 7 to 8:30 pm

Feb
12
Wed
Madison PTSA + ‘Sex and Technology’ @ School Library
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm

Following Madison’s brief PTSA general meeting on Wednesday, February 12th, Birds and Bees and Kids founder, author, and sexual health educator, Amy Lang, MA, will talk with parents about Sex and Technology. The meeting and talk will run from 6:30 pm-8 pm in the Madison library. All Madison families are welcome to attend! To learn more about Amy Lang and what she offers, read more on her birdsandbeesandkids website.

Feb
15
Sat
Duwamish Longhouse Winter Local Artist Showcase @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for our local artist showcase of traditional winter-wear of Puget-Salish peoples. Made from Blended wool, the clothing exhibited here are modern contemporary versions of traditional winter clothing. This event is free and open to the public. This event is free and open to the public! All ages are welcome to come meet our artist, view the exhibit, and join our community. Light refreshments will be provided.

About Our Artist:
Pamela Čəlalákəm Bond (Snohomish) is a Puget Salish Activist, Traditional Plant Medicine Specialist, Cultural Educator, Weaver and Storyteller who has been sharing the rich and vibrant culture and histories of the First People of the Puget Sound area for twenty years. She has several mentors including her aunties and cousin Johnny Moses, but her greatest mentor and teacher was her father (Swaquləm), The Sea Monster Man.

Mar
8
Sun
4th annual West Seattle Baseball Cleat Exchange @ Second Gear Sports
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle Baseball Cleat Exchange
(In partnership w/ WSBB, WSLL, WSGS, Hosted by Second Gear Sports)

Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 10 AM – 12 PM
@ Second Gear Sports
6529 California Ave. SW,

BRING A PAIR OF CLEATS, GET A PAIR OF CLEATS!!!
Our 4th annual baseball cleat exchange is a great way to save money, recycle/reuse, meet your neighbors and support a small business.
-Bring in your clean used cleats (and any other related gear you’d like to consign) BEFORE March 8th. Then come in on during the cleat exchange and pick up a new pair.
-There will be snacks, drinks and tons of new and used gear.
-Also don’t forget to bring in a food donation for West Seattle Food Bank!!!

Mar
17
Tue
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Mar
21
Sat
Highland Park Elementary PTA’s Night Circus benefit @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for at the Night Circus!
Highland Park Elementary Fund the Future Auction
Single tickets: $40

Saturday, March 21, 2020 – Highland Park Improvement Club

Tent opens at 5:30 PM…

This after-dark extravaganza brings the magic of the big top to Highland Park. Step right up to the center ring for an evening of midway games, spectacular performers, tasty carnival treats and a show-stopping auction!

Although this fantastical circus is just for grown-ups, all proceeds go toward much needed enrichment activities for the amazing students of Highland Park Elementary. As a Title 1 school, we have a rich diversity of cultures, languages and socioeconomic backgrounds but need community support to help fund the additional academic programs and vital community engagement events that our students deserve.

Circus apparel highly encouraged but come ready to be entertained and inspired, all for a good cause!

Get your ticket today here!

Can’t attend but would like to help fund our students’ futures? Donate here!

We appreciate our local business support! If you’d like to make our auction even more amazing by donating an item and be recognized as a community sponsor visit here!

Apr
4
Sat
West Seattle High School plays in High-School Baseball Classic @ T-Mobile Park
Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm

West Seattle HS Baseball team at the High School Baseball Classic

West Seattle HS vs Ballard HS
in the High School Baseball Classic at T-Mobile Park
4 pm, Saturday, April 4th, 2020

Free!

The WSHS Baseball team is also selling tickets to the Mariners game on May 29th at 7:10 pm vs the Atlanta Braves at T-Mobile Park.

100 level tickets – $40 each (down the first base line)
300 level tickets – $20 each (behind home plate)

To buy tickets, contact Sheree at tombiz@comcast.net

Apr
21
Tue
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

May
19
Tue
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Jun
9
Tue
Chief Sealth International High School PTSA meeting @ Confucius Center
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See chiefsealthptsa.org for updates. This year’s schedule, all meetings 7 pm:

Nov. 19th, Confucius Ctr subject tbd

Dec. 17th, Winter Social, details to come

Jan. 21st Confucius Ctr, Subject tbd, if needed

March 17th, Possible move to Wed. 18th due to St. Patrick’s Day

April 21st, Confucius Ctr, Subject TBD

May 19th, Confucius Ctr, Next Yrs Budget and officers discussion

June 9th, Confucius Ctr, Elections and Budget Approval (moved up for end of school year conflicts)

Sep
10
Thu
Words, Writers and Southwest Stories: After the Blast – The Ecological Recovery of Mount St. Helens @ Online (see listing)
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Journalist and biologist Eric Wagner discusses 40 years of ecological recovery on Mount St. Helens.

Mount St. Helens has been surprising ecologists ever since and in After the Blast Eric Wagner takes readers on a fascinating journey through the blast area and beyond. From fireweed to elk, the plants and animals Franklin saw would not just change how ecologists approached the eruption and its landscape, but also prompt them to think in new ways about how life responds in the face of seemingly total devastation.

Online access to Words, Writers and Southwest Stories: After the Blast – The Ecological Recovery of Mount St. Helens:

https://www.loghousemuseum.org/blog/september-10-words-writers-and-southwest-stories-after-the-blast-the-ecological-recovery-of-mount-st-helens/

‘Words, Writers & Southwest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is offered in partnership with The Southwest Seattle Historical Society and The Seattle Public Library.

Sep
19
Sat
Benefit yard sale
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sep
20
Sun
Benefit yard sale
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct
15
Thu
Dine out for Lafayette Elementary @ MOD Pizza
Oct 15 @ 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

October 15, 10:30 AM-10 PM, Dine Out/Take Fundraiser at Mod Pizza for Lafayette Elementary.
You can participate in this fundraiser by:

Take out
Delivery
Pick up

To place your order visit MOD Pizza’s online order website. Use the promo code of “GR159158L” and 20% of your meal’s price will be donated back to Lafayette Elementary School PTA.

Nov
17
Tue
Online: The Seattle Public Library Foundation Presents Ron Chew: My Unforgotten Seattle @ Online (see listing)
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:10 pm

Join us to celebrate the release of local luminary Ron Chew’s new memoir. Registration is required.

Click here to register.

This event is presented by The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Third-generation Seattleite, historian, journalist, and museum visionary Ron Chew spent more than five decades fighting for Asian American and social justice causes in Seattle. In this deeply personal memoir, he documents the tight-knit community he remembers, describing small family shops, chop suey restaurants, and sewing factories now vanished. He untangles the mystery of his extended family’s journey to America during the era of the Chinese Exclusion Act. Intimate profiles of his parents—a waiter and garment worker—and leaders like Bob Santos, Ruth Woo, Al Sugiyama, Roberto Maestas, and Kip Tokuda are set against the familiar backdrop of local landmarks such as Sick’s Stadium, Kokusai Theatre, Shorey’s Bookstore, Higo Variety Store, Hong Kong Restaurant, and Chubby & Tubby. He highlights Seattle’s unsung champions in the fight for racial inclusion, political empowerment, American ethnic studies, Asian American arts, Japanese American redress, and revitalization of the Chinatown-International District. Chew himself led a successful campaign to transform a historic hotel into the Wing Luke Museum’s permanent home.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Ron Chew served as editor of the International Examiner and as executive director of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. His books include Reflections of Seattle’s Chinese Americans: The First 100 Years and Remembering Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes: The Legacy of Filipino American Labor Activism.

View in Catalog: My Unforgotten Seattle by Ron Chew

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

Nov
18
Wed
Daudi Abe and Jazmyn Scott discuss “Emerald Street.” @ Online (see listing)
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:10 pm

Join us to hear Dr. Daudi Abe and Jazmyn Scott discuss the history of hip-hop in Seattle. Registration is required.

Click here to register. The link to access the event will be sent to you by email once you register.

The event is presented in partnership with LANGSTON, Wa Na Wari, and Elliott Bay Book Company. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and Seattle City of Literature. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

From the first rap battles in Seattle’s Central District to the Grammy stage, hip hop has shaped urban life and the music scene of the Pacific Northwest for more than four decades. In the early 1980s, Seattle’s hip-hop artists developed a community-based culture of stylistic experimentation and multiethnic collaboration. Emerging at a distance from the hip-hop centers of New York City and Los Angeles, Seattle’s most famous hip-hop figures, Sir Mix-A-Lot and Macklemore, found mainstream success twenty years apart by going directly against the grain of their respective eras. In addition, Seattle has produced a two-time world-champion breaking crew, globally renowned urban clothing designers, an international hip-hop magazine, and influential record producers.

In Emerald Street, Daudi Abe chronicles the development of Seattle hip hop from its earliest days, drawing on interviews with artists and journalists to trace how the elements of hip hop–rapping, DJing, breaking, and graffiti–flourished in the Seattle scene. He shows how Seattle hip-hop culture goes beyond art and music, influencing politics, the relationships between communities of color and law enforcement, the changing media scene, and youth outreach and educational programs. The result is a rich narrative of a dynamic and influential force in Seattle music history and beyond.

Emerald Street was made possible in part by a grant from 4Culture’s Heritage Program.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Dr. Daudi Abe is professor of humanities at Seattle Central College and author of 6 ‘N the Morning: West Coast Hip-Hop Music 1987-1992 and The Transformation of Mainstream Culture.

Jazmyn Scott is the current and first Program Manager of L ANGSTON; Seattle’s hub for Black arts and culture. In 2009 Jazmyn founded The Town Entertainment, a company that presented, produced & promoted live music and unique events in Seattle, as well as the marketing & development of up and coming artists; primarily in the R&B/Soul and Hip-Hop genres.

In 2012, Jazmyn co-founded 50 Next: Seattle Hip-Hop Worldwide, a digital “time capsule” highlighting Seattle and Northwest Hip-Hop, and later partnered with the Black Heritage

Society of WA to plan the Black History Month Celebration at the Museum of History & Industry in 2014. The success of that event led to the opportunity to curate a community exhibit on Seattle Hip-Hop. The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop exhibit had a highly successful 8-month run at MOHAI and won the 2016 American Association for State & Local History (AASLH) Leadership in History award. Recently, Jazmyn curated and co-produced 2(06) The Break, a seven episode series that took a uniquely local spin on the recently popularized DJ live streaming sessions.

View in Catalog Emerald Street: A History of Hip-Hop in Seattle by Dr. Daudi Abe

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

Dec
5
Sat
Washington’s Undiscovered Feminists With Mayumi Tsutakawa @ Online (see listing)
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, join us in remembering some of the remarkable, but often unsung, women of the Pacific Northwest. Registration is required. Please click here to register.

Writer Mayumi Tsutakawa presents five “woman warriors” in the arts and journalism from the past century whose stories inspire. Meet the pioneering photographer Imogen Cunningham, Black American jazz musician Ruby Bishop, Chinese American artist Priscilla Chong Jue, Leftist journalist Anna Louise Strong, and Native American linguist Vi Hilbert. Drawing on her own experience as an activist and writer, she explores how these women inspired others and changed our state and our society.

About the speaker:

Mayumi Tsutakawa is an independent writer and curator who has focused on Asian/Pacific American history and arts. Tsutakawa received her MA in Communications and her BA in East Asian Studies at the University of Washington. She co-edited The Forbidden Stitch: Asian American Women’s Literary Anthology which received the Before Columbus Foundation’s American Book Award. Tsutakawa lives in Seattle.

This event is sponsored by Humanities Washington.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636.

Jan
14
Thu
Words, Writers and Southwest Stories: Herbert Munter: Aviator of the Pacific Northwest @ Online (see listing)
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is delighted to host local historian Fred Poyner IV for a live Zoom presentation on Thursday, January 14 at 6:00 PM. Poyner will deliver a presentation entitled, “Herbert Munter – Aviator of the Pacific Northwest.” Registration is required. Please register HERE.

One of Seattle’s earliest aviators, Munter began his aviation exploits with the construction of his first home-built “flying machine,” which he successfully flew from the tidal flats of the Duwamish Peninsula in 1912. Over the next two decades, Munter went on to become a hero of the skies, setting several altitude records and serving as the first test pilot for the new Boeing Company in 1916. We hope you will join us to learn more about the life of this local aviator.

Poyner will also offer a short preview of his new forthcoming book Portland Public Sculptors: Monuments, Memorials and Statuary, 1900-2003, which is part of the “America Through Time” series.

Fred Poyner IV is a historian and author with over 27 years of experience in researching and writing about the art and history of the Pacific Northwest. His first book, The First Sculptor of Seattle: The Life and Art of James A. Wehn, was funded through the 4Culture’s Heritage Projects grant award in 2014, and has received both the Association of King County Historical Organization’s (AKCHO) Virginia Marie Folkins Award for Outstanding Historical Publication and the Washington Museum Association’s Award of Excellence in 2015. Poyner is a regular contributor to the Filson Company, as well as historical articles and essays for other organizations and publications, including: HistoryLink.org, the Washington State Historical Society, National Nordic Museum, Museum of the Mountain Man, and Society of American Archivists. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Western Washington University, and a Master of Arts degree in Museology and Art from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Poyner currently lives in Issaquah, Washington, with his family.

This series is open to hosting any author or speaker addressing historical issues relating to the Puget Sound/Duwamish Peninsula and/or the general public. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ by phone at 206-290-8315 or by e-mail at Dora-Faye@comcast.net.

‘Words, Writers & Southwest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is offered in partnership with The Southwest Seattle Historical Society and The Seattle Public Library.

Jan
24
Sun
Mission Cantina fundraiser for Genesee Hill Elementary @ Mission Cantina
Jan 24 all-day

January Dine Out for Genesee Hill – Mission Cantina

The Genesee Hill Elementary Restaurant of the Month is Mission Cantina! This is a two-day fundraising event taking place on January 24 and 25 (next Sunday and Monday)! Mission Cantina will generously donate 20% of ALL sales that the restaurant makes on those days. This includes all food, alcohol, gift cards, and Mission Cantina’s “Whole Enchilada” take-and-bake kit. To order regular menu items, please call Mission directly at 206-937-8220. The restaurant will begin to take phone orders starting at 11 am both days. Please note, we are trying to encourage families to work with the restaurant directly rather than use 3rd-party apps such as GrubHub and Ubereats to help the staff get more of the funds from tips and orders.

“The Whole Enchilada” Take-and-Bake Kit

This delicious kit gives you all of the items below for ONLY $60 plus tax (gratuity not included). We are taking orders in advance for this awesome deal until January 21. Please click on the Signup Genius so that you can reserve your dinners for pick-up on one of the two days, with payment at pickup.

· Chips and salsa
· Child-sized black bean and cheese enchiladas
· Potato, carnitas, chicken, green chili enchiladas
· Red rice and Black beans
· Cheese and three different enchilada sauces

Jan
25
Mon
Mission Cantina fundraiser for Genesee Hill Elementary @ Mission Cantina
Jan 25 all-day

January Dine Out for Genesee Hill – Mission Cantina

The Genesee Hill Elementary Restaurant of the Month is Mission Cantina! This is a two-day fundraising event taking place on January 24 and 25 (next Sunday and Monday)! Mission Cantina will generously donate 20% of ALL sales that the restaurant makes on those days. This includes all food, alcohol, gift cards, and Mission Cantina’s “Whole Enchilada” take-and-bake kit. To order regular menu items, please call Mission directly at 206-937-8220. The restaurant will begin to take phone orders starting at 11 am both days. Please note, we are trying to encourage families to work with the restaurant directly rather than use 3rd-party apps such as GrubHub and Ubereats to help the staff get more of the funds from tips and orders.

“The Whole Enchilada” Take-and-Bake Kit

This delicious kit gives you all of the items below for ONLY $60 plus tax (gratuity not included). We are taking orders in advance for this awesome deal until January 21. Please click on the Signup Genius so that you can reserve your dinners for pick-up on one of the two days, with payment at pickup.

· Chips and salsa
· Child-sized black bean and cheese enchiladas
· Potato, carnitas, chicken, green chili enchiladas
· Red rice and Black beans
· Cheese and three different enchilada sauces

Feb
5
Fri
Family demonstration supporting Black Lives Matter @ Outside High Point Neighborhood House
Feb 5 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

PTA-sponsored Black Lives Matter Demonstration

The STEM PTA is excited to sponsor a Black Lives Matter demonstration organized by the Black Student Union. STEM BSU would love for families to join us in the conclusion of our BLM week of action. We will be meeting at the High Point Neighborhood House between 2:30-4:00 to lift an affirmative voice for Black lives. Come with uplifting signs or posters and join us as we celebrate the Black Lives Matter movement. Be sure to wear a mask and socially distance during this event. Parents are to remain with their children for the whole of the demonstration.

Feb
7
Sun
Dine out at Mission Cantina for Fairmount Park Elementary
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Dine-Out for Fairmount Park at Mission Cantina
February 7th, 11 am-8 pm

We are excited to partner with Mission Cantina for our next Dine-Out Event! Mission Cantina will generously donate 20% of ALL sales that the restaurant makes on February 7th, for their full hours of 11:00 am to 8:00p m. No need for a special code or link! This includes all food, alcohol, and gift cards.

To order, please call Mission directly at 206-937-8220. The restaurant will begin taking phone orders starting at 11am. Please note, we are encouraging families to work with the restaurant directly rather than use 3rd party apps such as GrubHub and Ubereats to help the staff get more of the funds from tips and orders.

So enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner, evening margaritas, or all of them! Avoid the rush by buying a gift card to use another day! Thank you for supporting a local restaurant AND your PTA!

Feb
11
Thu
Words, Writers and Southwest Stories: Brad Holden: Seattle Prohibition: Bootleggers, Rumrunners and Graft in the Queen City @ Online (see listing)
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is delighted to host local historian Brad Holden for a live Zoom presentation on Thursday, February 11 at 6:00 PM. Holden will deliver a presentation about his book, “Seattle Prohibition: Bootleggers, Rumrunners and Graft in the Queen City.” Registration is required. Please register HERE.

Prohibition consumed Seattle, igniting a war that lasted nearly twenty years and played out in the streets, waterways and even town hall. Roy Olmstead, formerly a Seattle police officer, became the King of the Seattle Bootleggers, and Johnny Schnarr, running liquor down from Canada, revolutionized the speedboat industry. Frank Gatt, a south Seattle restaurateur, started the state’s biggest moonshining operation. Skirting around the law, the Coast Guard and the zealous assistant director of the Seattle Prohibition Bureau, William Whitney, was no simple feat, but many rose to the challenge. Join us to hear Brad Holden tell the spectacular story of Seattle in the time of Prohibition.

Brad Holden is a local author, historian and “finder of old things.” When not out searching for local historical artifacts, he enjoys writing about Seattle’s past. His work has appeared in Pacific Northwest Magazine, and he is a contributing writer for HistoryLink.org. Brad is also the author of “Seattle Prohibition: Bootleggers, Rumrunners & Graft in the Queen City,” and his next book—a biography about mysterious Seattle inventor and psychedelic pioneer, Al Hubbard—is due to be published later this year.

This series is open to hosting any author or speaker addressing historical issues relating to the Puget Sound/Duwamish Peninsula and/or the general public. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ by phone at 206-290-8315 or by e-mail at Dora-Faye@comcast.net.

‘Words, Writers & Southwest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is offered in partnership with The Southwest Seattle Historical Society and The Seattle Public Library.

Mar
14
Sun
Pie for Pi Day fundraiser for Alki Elementary @ MOD Pizza
Mar 14 @ 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

Celebrate Pi Day (3.14) with MOD PIZZA and Alki Elementary!
Sunday, March 14th from 10:30 AM-10:00 PM

Eat to support Alki Elementary PTA on Sunday, March 14th! MOD Pizza West Seattle (4755 Fauntleroy SW) is donating back 20% of sales from Takeout, Delivery and Pickup orders when you mention Alki!

When you order in person or over the phone, mention that you are with Alki Elementary before placing your order!

If you order on the website, use the promo code “GR178103A” and 20% of your meal’s price will be donated to our school!
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Mar
21
Sun
Jourdan Imani Keith Presents “Womxn & Whales First, Poetry In A Climate Of Change” @ Online (see listing)
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:10 pm

Join Seattle Civic Poet Jourdan Imani Keith and six other poets who will read work that shows how protecting endangered womxn will protect endangered whales. Registration required. Click here to register.

Celebrate World Poetry Day with seven Black, Indigenous, Womxn of Color reading original poetry that explores the intersectionality of womxn’s health, healing, and the endangered Orca whales of the Salish Sea. Seattle Civic Poet Jourdan Imani Keith says, “As Black Indigenous Womxn of Color in Seattle, we share the urban wilderness of the Salish Sea with the endangered Killer Whales. Our bodies face the same cumulative risks of environmental toxins and the harms of objectification, yet we both survive and are revived by the cumulative benefits of matrilineal wisdom, tradition and community. Our brilliance and wellness is entwined with the need for healthy and protected social and natural ecosystems.”

Join Keith, along with 6 other local poets, who will perform original pantoums developed through workshops facilitated by Keith over the last few months as part of her larger project, Womxn & Whales First, Poetry in a Climate of Change. After the reading, Keith and the other poets will hold a conversation with the digital audience.

The event is presented in partnership with The Seattle Public Library Foundation, the Office of Arts & Culture, and Seattle City of Literature. This event is supported by the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Apr
8
Thu
Words, Writers and Southwest Stories: Ron Marshall: “Hunger Immortal: The First Thirty Years of the West Seattle Food Bank” @ Online (see listing)
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is excited to announce that it is hosting Ron Marshall for a live Zoom presentation on Thursday, April 8 at 6:00 PM. Marshall will deliver a presentation entitled, “Hunger Immortal: The First Thirty Years of the West Seattle Food Bank.” Registration is required. Please register HERE.

The history of the West Seattle Food Bank is no ordinary story. It’s filled with intrigue and sadness, great dedication and mounds of lucky breaks. Ron will explore the story of the bank from its beginnings in 1983 and its ongoing efforts to meet the needs of a changing, growing community. Ron will also provide a glimpse into both the history of the food bank and profiles of the individuals, including board members, volunteers, donors, and property owners, who worked to guarantee that the food bank had a permanent home.

Ron Marshall has served on the West Seattle Food Bank board since 1996. He’s past president of the West Seattle Ministerial Association and has served on the board of Music Northwest for over twenty-five years.

Ron has been the pastor of First Lutheran Church of West Seattle since 1979. He was raised in Tacoma and graduated from Stadium High School in 1967, and graduated from Washington State University in 1971. Ron is the author of two books on the religious thought of Martin Luther and Søren Kierkegaard. He’s also well known for his unique, on-going class on the Koran, which he has been teaching four times a year since 2003.

This series is open to hosting any author or speaker addressing historical issues relating to the Puget Sound/Duwamish Peninsula and/or the general public. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ by phone at 206-290-8315 or by e-mail at Dora-Faye@comcast.net.

‘Words, Writers & Southwest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is offered in partnership with The Southwest Seattle Historical Society and The Seattle Public Library.

Apr
22
Thu
Alki Elementary musical, PTA flower/bake sale @ online
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm

Broadway has been dark for over a year… But the lights are bright at Alki Elementary! Alki PTA is thrilled to announce the 10th anniversary of their musical theater enrichment program with this year’s musical, Super Happy Awesome News! Thursday, April 22nd (Super Cast!) and Friday, April 23rd (Awesome Cast!) at 6:30 PM.

We’d like to extend the invitation to our surrounding West Seattle schools and community to get on the guest list at Alkimusical.square.site for a fun family night joining our Zoom viewing parties to watch our pre-recorded shows! You won’t want to miss 29 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Alki performers bringing you this totally new musical from Beat by Beat Press, written during quarantine about kids in quarantine! In this crazy year, we all need a little Super Happy Awesome News!

In Alki PTA Musical tradition, we will be having a Flower & Bake Sale – ONLINE NOW through Sunday, April 18th at midnight – where all proceeds benefit Alki PTA and our community partners: Admiral Theatre, Jones Soda, Cupcake Royale, Alm Hill Gardens, Treat Cookies, Franz Bakery and more! Pre-order beautiful spring flower bouquets for your home, popcorn buckets for your viewing parties, tasty treats, and cupcakes to celebrate the night! And don’t forget your PBJGBCSWC Sandwich Kit! (Trust us, after watching Chef make this tasty treat during the production, every kid will want to make their own!) Pick up your goods near Alki Elementary April 22nd and 23rd 3:30 – 5:30 PM.

Your $5 suggested donation and/or purchase from the Super Happy Awesome Flower + Bake Sale at Alkimusical.square.site will ensure you are on the Guest List to receive both of the Premiere Viewing Party Zoom links in your inbox the week of the show!

On behalf of the cast and crew of Super Happy Awesome News and Alki PTA, we thank you for your support! For more information, please visit alkipta.com

Apr
23
Fri
Alki Elementary musical, PTA flower/bake sale @ online
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm

Broadway has been dark for over a year… But the lights are bright at Alki Elementary! Alki PTA is thrilled to announce the 10th anniversary of their musical theater enrichment program with this year’s musical, Super Happy Awesome News! Thursday, April 22nd (Super Cast!) and Friday, April 23rd (Awesome Cast!) at 6:30 PM.

We’d like to extend the invitation to our surrounding West Seattle schools and community to get on the guest list at Alkimusical.square.site for a fun family night joining our Zoom viewing parties to watch our pre-recorded shows! You won’t want to miss 29 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Alki performers bringing you this totally new musical from Beat by Beat Press, written during quarantine about kids in quarantine! In this crazy year, we all need a little Super Happy Awesome News!

In Alki PTA Musical tradition, we will be having a Flower & Bake Sale – ONLINE NOW through Sunday, April 18th at midnight – where all proceeds benefit Alki PTA and our community partners: Admiral Theatre, Jones Soda, Cupcake Royale, Alm Hill Gardens, Treat Cookies, Franz Bakery and more! Pre-order beautiful spring flower bouquets for your home, popcorn buckets for your viewing parties, tasty treats, and cupcakes to celebrate the night! And don’t forget your PBJGBCSWC Sandwich Kit! (Trust us, after watching Chef make this tasty treat during the production, every kid will want to make their own!) Pick up your goods near Alki Elementary April 22nd and 23rd 3:30 – 5:30 PM.

Your $5 suggested donation and/or purchase from the Super Happy Awesome Flower + Bake Sale at Alkimusical.square.site will ensure you are on the Guest List to receive both of the Premiere Viewing Party Zoom links in your inbox the week of the show!

On behalf of the cast and crew of Super Happy Awesome News and Alki PTA, we thank you for your support! For more information, please visit alkipta.com

Apr
28
Wed
Dream Dinners fundraiser for Lafayette Elementary PTA
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Apr
29
Thu
Dream Dinners fundraiser for Lafayette Elementary PTA
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
May
1
Sat
Dream Dinners fundraiser for Lafayette Elementary PTA
May 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
May
3
Mon
David B. Williams And Mary Ann Gwinn Discuss “Homewaters” @ Online (see listing)
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a conversation about the human and natural histories in, on, and around Puget Sound. Click here to register via EventBrite.

David B. Williams will discuss his new book Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound with Mary Ann Gwinn.

The event is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company and University of Washington Press. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Not far from Seattle skyscrapers live 150-year-old clams, more than 250 species of fish, and underwater kelp forests as complex as any terrestrial ecosystem. For millennia, vibrant Coast Salish communities have lived beside these waters dense with nutrient-rich foods, with cultures intertwined through exchanges across the waterways. Transformed by settlement and resource extraction, Puget Sound and its future health now depend on a better understanding of the region’s ecological complexities.

Focusing on the area south of Port Townsend and between the Cascade and Olympic mountains, Williams uncovers human and natural histories in, on, and around the Sound. In conversations with archaeologists, biologists, and tribal authorities, Williams traces how generations of humans have interacted with such species as geoducks, salmon, orcas, rockfish, and herring. He sheds light on how warfare shaped development and how people have moved across this maritime highway, in canoes, the mosquito fleet, and today’s ferry system. The book also takes an unflinching look at how the Sound’s ecosystems have suffered from human behavior, including pollution, habitat destruction, and the effects of climate change.

Witty, graceful, and deeply informed, Homewaters weaves history and science into a fascinating and hopeful narrative, one that will introduce newcomers to the astonishing life that inhabits the Sound and offers longtime residents new insight into and appreciation of the waters they call home.

A Michael J. Repass Book

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

David B. Williams is a naturalist, author, and educator. His many books include the award-winning Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography and Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City. His newest book Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound is available now.

Mary Ann Gwinn writes about books and authors for The Seattle Times, Kirkus Reviews, the Los Angeles Times and other publications. A Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, she was the book editor of the Seattle Times from 1998 to 2017 and a judge for the 2017 Pulitzer fiction award. She’s a member of the National Book Critics Circle.

View in Catalog: Homewaters by David B. Williams

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636.