West Seattle Event Calendar

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

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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.

Mar
25
Sun
2012
Dog-adoption event at Mud Bay @ Mud Bay
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Mud Bay West Seattle is partnering with Homeward Pet Adoption Center to host an in-store adoption event Sunday, March 25 from 11 am-2 pm. We will have wonderful dogs looking for caring homes so stop in – you just might meet your new best friend! Mud Bay West Seattle is located at 2611 California Ave. SW. We’re hoping for a great turnout to give these adoptable dogs the best chance of finding a perfect match so please pass the information along!

Mar
31
Sat
2012
March Madness Hot Dog Sale for AARF @ Beveridge Place Pub
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

March Madness Hot Dog Sale at Beveridge Place Pub (6413 California Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98136). Come and watch the games and help AARF in the process. We will be selling hot dogs for donations, and talking about AARF and our adoptable dogs. 21 years old and over.

Apr
1
Sun
2012
Fundraiser at Darling Skincare and Sugaring @ Darling Skincare and Sugaring
Apr 1 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

Announcement:

Here’s some sweet news for furry creatures of all kinds: the West Side’s own Darling Skincare & Sugaring is celebrating its third birthday in April and is calling on local kitty lovers to celebrate!

Darling’s owner, Vanessa, is celebrating the success of her independently owned hair removal business with a month-long event supporting our lovable feline friends at Genevieve Animal Advocacy located inside Next to Nature.

Darling is holding a raffle throughout the month of April and will be giving away several fabulous prizes including gift baskets filled with anything from wine, chocolate and free sugaring services to cat/doggie toys and treats compliments of Next to Nature.

Raffle tickets are only $1 each and can be purchased at Darling Skincare & Sugaring (hours vary by appointment schedule and address is below — just give us a jingle when you’re on your way so we can greet you!). All raffle proceeds will be donated to Genevieve Animal Advocacy in support of supplies and medical costs for their furry residents.

Speaking of furry residents, all month Darling will display in its lobby some of the cats who are available for adoption through the shelter as well.

Apr
14
Sat
2012
Native Plants and Blooms of Seattle @ Lincoln Park
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Event at Lincoln Park with naturalist Stewart Wechsler. Full details and summary on his events calendar.

3rd annual Dog Social in West Seattle @ Muttley Crew Cuts
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Here’s the Facebook event page with full details about what’s happening at this benefit/social. Also, from organizers: “We will have $2 hotdogs, free beer and wine with ID, a silent auction and raffle all to benefit English Springer Rescue America springerrescue.org. A caricature artist will be available from 7:30-9:30 to draw pictures of you and your dog for a minimum donation of $12.”

Apr
17
Tue
2012
Native Plants and Blooms of Seattle, at Lincoln Park @ Lincoln Park
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Event at Lincoln Park with naturalist Stewart Wechsler. Full details and summary on his events calendar.

Apr
22
Sun
2012
‘Spring to Their Rescue’ benefit for FAF and FCAT @ Rocksport Bar and Grill
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Benefit for animal-advocacy organizations Friends of the Animals Foundation and Feral Cat Assistance and Trapping. From the announcement in the WSB Forums, which you can read in full here:

All ages are welcome; no admission cost. There will be lots of fantastic silent auction items, purrraffle prizes, chair massages, and for the adults, a wine pull and drink specials. Come for the whole four hours or as long as you can!

Donations of wet or dry cat food are always appreciated and will gladly be accepted at the door.

FAF website/blog post: http://www.fafseattle.org/Friends_of_the_Animals_Foundation/Blog/Entries/2012/2/27_Spring_to_Their_Rescue.html
Facebook Event Posting: https://www.facebook.com/events/382463085099782/
Register for this event: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=wcp4upcab&oeidk=a07e5paf3njcfdc2439

May
12
Sat
2012
Go birding with Stewart the naturalist @ Lincoln Park
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Announced by local naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Peak songbird migration! – Lincoln Park – Saturday, May 12th 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Full details from the event calendar on his site:
stewardshipadventures.com/ai1ec_event/peak-songbird-migration-lincoln-park/?instance_id=117

May
19
Sat
2012
Western Tanagers, Warbling Vireos, Wilson’s Warblers of Camp Long @ Camp Long
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Western Tanagers, Warbling Vireos and Wilson’s Warblers of Camp Long
with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:
http://www.stewardshipadventures.com/ai1ec_event/western-tanagers-warbling-vireos-and-wilsons-warblers-of-camp-long-west-seattle/?instance_id=130

Jun
3
Sun
2012
Friends of the Animals’ cat-adoption event @ Next to Nature
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Friends of the Animals Foundation will have volunteers at Next to Nature in The Junction on Sunday, June 3rd from 11-3 for our first adoption event of the year. Kitten season is here so there will be kittens as well as adult cats in need of loving homes. Bring cash or a check as well as a carrier. For more information contact us at info@fafseattle.org

Jun
16
Sat
2012
Animal-helping event at Umpqua in Admiral @ Umpqua Bank (WSB sponsor)
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Moses Torn ACL Fundraising Event

Proceeds to benefit an urgent surgery for Moses Brockbank.

Please join our community to help out other animals in need!

Have your pet photo taken by Pet Portraits by David just in time for a father’s day gift! $30 suggested donation for a fine art portrait. A picture perfect gift for dad (or mom) ready to be emailed!

Have a sample doggie massage by Hands to Paws Small Animal Massage.

10 am to 1 pm @ Umpqua Bank (WSB sponsor) in Admiral

2620 California Ave SW Suite 500

Dogs 4 Dogs fundraiser @ The Bridge
Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

2nd annual rescue-dog fundraiser:

http://thebridgeseattle.com/
Raffle for 2 to Palm Springs $5 per ticker or 6 ticket for $20 Do not need to be present to win open to all U.S. tickets can be purchased on line at www.6dogrees.com or live at “The Bridge”
Silent Auction with fabulous items!

Host and musical talent Suze Sims will be leading the event.
Musical guests:
Suze Sims & Company
http://suzesims.com/
Sue Quigley
http://suequigley.com/
Ron Don Juan & The Wingmen
http://rondonjuan.com/

Jun
17
Sun
2012
Cat and kitten adoptions with FAF at Next to Nature @ Next to Nature
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Friends of the Animals Foundation volunteers will be on site at Next to Nature on Sunday to help you add a new furry friend to your family. We will be there from 11-3. The address is 4543 California Ave. SW

Please bring a carrier and cash or a check. No children under the age of 7 for our kittens for the safety of both parties.

Questions? (206) 719-4864 or mehud7@aol.com

Jun
22
Fri
2012
Nature walk for the latest sunset of the summer @ Lincoln Park
Jun 22 @ 8:45 pm – 10:15 pm

With West Seattle naturalist Stewart Wechsler in Lincoln Park. Full details on his website.

Jun
26
Tue
2012
West Seattle Hi-Yu White Rose Reception @ Fauntleroy Church
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The 2012 West Seattle Hi-Yu White Rose Reception will take place from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Fauntleroy Church, UCC, 9140 California Ave SW in West Seattle. This event is for women only and is a celebration of past and present Hi-Yu royalty. Come and share your Hi-Yu memories and learn about this year’s plans for our community festival. Past royalty are encouraged to wear or bring your crowns and memory scrapbooks. Tickets are available at the door for $10 and every ticket comes with two raffle tickets. For more information about Hi-Yu past and present please see our website at www.hiyu.com.

Jun
30
Sat
2012
Pet adoption event at Umpqua Bank in Admiral @ Umpqua Bank (WSB sponsor)
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Need a Friend?

Umpqua Bank is hosting a Pet Adoption Day June 30th 10 am – 1:30 pm.

Saving Great Animals, VCA Hospital, and Muttley Crew Cuts will be here!

Come have some fun in the sun and meet some new pets!

Jul
3
Tue
2012
Fundraiser for pets affected by Colorado fires @ Beveridge Place Pub
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us this Tuesday, July 3rd from 6-9pm for a special fundraising effort for the four-legged victims of the Colorado fires, featuring the only keg of Churchkey Pilsner served outside the brewery! Two Beer Brewing graciously donated the keg, and we’ll donate 100% of the proceeds to Larimer Humane Society in the Fort Collins area. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to win tickets to next weekend’s Seattle International Beerfest!

The fires in Colorado are impacting many lives, both human and animal. Some folks have had to evacuate entire farms, and groups like the Larimer Humane Society have been stretched to their limit in trying to assist. Help us help them – simply by drinking good beer!

Jul
29
Sun
2012
Open Mic for all ages at Skylark @ Skylark Cafe and Club
Jul 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Skylark Cafe and Club is offering a free Open Mic for performers of all ages on the last Sunday of every month, starting July 29th. The show will take place from 4 pm to 7 pm, with sign up at 3 pm. They’ll provide the amps, drums, and mics, so performers just need to be prepared with guitars, keys, and 3 songs (originals or covers).

Aug
5
Sun
2012
Cat and kitten adoption event at Next to Nature @ Next to Nature
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Interested in adopting a new feline friend? Then stop by Next to Nature, where volunteers from Friends of the Animals Foundation will be present to help you adopt a locally rescued cat or kitten in need of a home. All have been spayed/neutered, combo tested, treated for parasites, and are currently on vaccines. Kittens can be adopted by families with kids ages 7 and older for the safety of both.

Adoption fees:
$100 one kitten
$160 two kittens
$50 cat
Older cats are half price for adopters over age 50

Bring cash or check and a cat carrier. For more info, contact FAF at 206-719-4864 or mehud7@aol.com.

Aug
12
Sun
2012
City Dog Magazine Cover Dog Search @ West Seattle Thriftway
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Full details here – bring your dog to West Seattle Thriftway noon-3 pm and get in on the competition. Fee goes to charity.

Aug
18
Sat
2012
Furry Faces Foundation pet-tagging event @ Hotwire Online Coffeehouse
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come by the West Seattle Outdoor Movies on Saturday, August 18th starting at 6 pm to participate in Furry Faces Foundation’s “Tag Your Pet…It Ain’t Graffiti!” event. For just $5-8, you can get a custom pet tag made on the spot. Furry Faces’ campaign strives to increase the percentage of lost pets who are reunited with their owners by encouraging the use of pet tags. Funds go to provide tags for financially struggling pet owners. More info here.

Aug
19
Sun
2012
Dog Days of August Beerfest at West Seattle Nursery @ West Seattle Nursery
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Stop by West Seattle Nursery on Sunday, August 19th from 1-4 pm to support the Furry Faces Foundation. The Nursery will be serving complimentary beer (from Georgetown Brewing Company and Big Al Brewing) and Hebrew National hot dogs, as well as accepting and matching donations to Furry Faces. The Nursery’s Annual Fall Sale also starts on Sunday.
King County Regional Animal Services will bring adoptable dogs, cats, and kittens looking for homes. Meanwhile, Furry Faces will be set up to provide more inexpensive pet ID tags as part of their “Tag Your Pet…It Ain’t Graffiti!” campaign. More details here.

Furry Faces Foundation pet-tagging event @ West Seattle Nursery
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come by the West Seattle Nursery’s Dog Days of August Beerfest on August 19th between 1 and 4 pm to participate in Furry Faces Foundation’s “Tag Your Pet…It Ain’t Graffiti!” event. For just $5-8, you can get a custom pet tag made on the spot. Furry Faces’ campaign strives to increase the percentage of lost pets who are reunited with their owners by encouraging the use of pet tags. Funds go to provide tags for financially struggling pet owners. More info here.

Aug
26
Sun
2012
Cat/kitten adoptions at Next to Nature @ Next to Nature
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

From the organizers:

Friends of the Animals Foundation volunteers will be on site at Next to Nature in the Alaska Junction on Sunday, August 26th from 11-3 to help you choose a new feline family member. Adoption fees are $100 for one kitten, $160 for two, $50 for adults. Fees are payable by cash or check. All cats and kittens are current on vaccines and have been treated for parasites, spayed/neutered, and combo tested. Please bring a cat carrier. Small kittens are suitable for homes with children ages 7+. Questions? (206)719-4864 or mehud7@aol.com.

Open Mic for all ages at Skylark @ Skylark Cafe and Club
Aug 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Skylark Cafe and Club is offering a free Open Mic for performers of all ages on the last Sunday of every month, starting July 29th. The show will take place from 4 pm to 7 pm, with sign up at 3 pm. They’ll provide the amps, drums, and mics, so performers just need to be prepared with guitars, keys, and 3 songs (originals or covers).

Sep
8
Sat
2012
Pet Adoption Event at Umpqua Bank @ Umqua Bank
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Umpqua Bank in West Seattle is teaming up with Saving Great Animals again and hosting another pet adoption event Saturday Sept 8th. It should run from 10am-130ish. It will be held in and around our store @ 2620 California Ave SW Suite 500 Seattle, WA 98116.

Sep
16
Sun
2012
MaxMobile pet adoptions at Next to Nature @ Next to Nature
Sep 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Humane Society’s MaxMobile will be parked at Next to Nature in the Junction from 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday, September 16th. The MaxMobile will be full of dogs, cats, and other pets ready for on-the-spot adoption. More info here.

Sep
22
Sat
2012
Tag/chip your pet with Furry Faces at Lien open house @ Lien Animal Clinic
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit Lien Animals Clinic‘s Open House this coming Saturday, September 22nd from 1:00-4:00 pm. Per clinic owner Dr. Tim Kraabel “You’ll get a behind the scenes look at Veterinary Medicine, a chance to tour our facility, plus watch demos on Laser Therapy, Dentistry, Laser Surgery and Ultrasound. If you have a child that is interested in Veterinary Medicine, this is an excellent opportunity for them to learn more.” There will be activities galore, including a teddy bear clinic; you can dress up like a Vet; photo your pet! Think you’ll get tired from all these activities? No worries, we will have complimentary food, prizes and giveaways to keep you going.’

“Plus, in partnership with Furry Faces Foundation, we will be offering HomeAgain Microchips and a pet ID tag, at just $25.00 for the first 25 guests,’ states Dr. Elizabeth Fritzler, Owner, Lien Animal Clinic, ‘It’s heartbreaking to have a pet go missing. However, by following this two prong approach, the chance of your pet being returned to you increases by as much as 20 times. So if you have been thinking of microchipping your pet, get here early for this great price!”

Special guest Furry Faces Foundation will be showcasing their ‘Tag Your Pet–It Ain’t Graffiti’ program. The first 25 guests that need their pets chipped and need a tag will get both for the great price of $25.00. “Of course, once those 25 are gone, we will still be making ‘n’ selling tags, and Lien will still be offering microchips…all at regular price,” per F3’s Teri Ensley.

Sep
29
Sat
2012
‘What’s Happening in Lincoln Park?’ field trip @ Lincoln Park, north parking lot
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

“What’s Happening in Lincoln Park: A Walking Tour” will be Saturday, Sept 29, 10 am-noon. Join volunteer forest stewards Lisa McGinty and Sharon Baker at the north kiosk to learn about the park and forest restoration efforts by Friends of Lincoln Park. Also learn what you can do to help with invasive-plant removal as you take your own walk in the park. Free. Details at 464-1068 or sabaker41@gmail.com

Sep
30
Sun
2012
Open Mic for all ages at Skylark @ Skylark Cafe and Club
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Skylark Cafe and Club is offering a free Open Mic for performers of all ages on the last Sunday of every month, starting July 29th. The show will take place from 4 pm to 7 pm, with sign up at 3 pm. They’ll provide the amps, drums, and mics, so performers just need to be prepared with guitars, keys, and 3 songs (originals or covers).

Oct
6
Sat
2012
Fauntleroy Creek Watershed Walk @ Original Bakery
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fauntleroy Creek Watershed Walk
When: Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: Meet at Original Bakery, 9253 45th Avenue SW
What: Join Chas Redmond, Board Member of Feet First and Sustainable West Seattle, on an adventure through Fauntleroy Park, a 28-acre wooded ravine on the western slope of the West Seattle peninsula. Travel through time to experience a remnant of the coastal forest environment that one stretched across the Puget Sound region, and learn about the native plants, fish, and birds that still make their home here.

RSVP at: http://feet-first.ticketleap.com/watershed-walk-fauntleroy-creek-/
This is a family friendly walk. Space is limited, reserve your spot today!
More details:

As a part of the launch of In Motion, individuals are invited to attend fun and engaging walks focused on the intersection between the built and natural environments in their community. The West Seattle Walks Series steps out with the first walk beginning on Saturday, October 6.

Join Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors Chas Redmond, Bryan Fiedorczyk, and Cathy and Jake Jaramillo on guided walks that will inspire, connect, and inform participants about unique features in West Seattle. Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors help promote safer, more walkable communities by leading neighborhood walks inviting groups to connect with their surroundings and share knowledge while improving personal and environmental health. The first two walks in the series will educate walk participants about the natural ecology of the Fauntleroy and Longfellow Creek Watersheds while taking time to enjoy the beautiful natural environment and wildlife that inhabits it. The third walk in this series gives participants a bird’s eye view of West Seattle’s beautiful landscapes from the tops of Alki’s outdoor stairways.

Feet First Executive Director Lisa Quinn said, “The Neighborhood Walks provide an enjoyable opportunity for people to learn about the relationship between their actions and a healthy environment and vibrant neighborhood. Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors share their knowledge and experiences of the natural and built environments with their neighbors in a different, more intimate way.”

These West Seattle Walks are a collaborative effort by Feet First and InMotion.

More about Feet First:
For the past ten years, Feet First has worked to ensure that all communities in Washington state are walkable. Walking is a vital transportation mode that connects communities, reduces pollution, improves health and physical fitness, and allows people to explore their
natural environment.

Oct
9
Tue
2012
West Seattle See Dogs training meeting @ The Kenney
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

West Seattle See Dogs (which trains future guide dogs – see WSB coverage here) holds their regular training meeting schedule every 2nd and 4th Tuesday (except holidays) at 6:30 pm at The Kenney, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW. From Ruth Oldham of WSSD:

“You too can be part of this experience. West Seattle See Dogs is actively looking for new raisers to become part of our team. Our volunteers are all working toward improving the quality of life for people who are blind. Come to our meetings at The Kenney and learn what’s involved…we need you!”

Oct
13
Sat
2012
Fabulous Felines cat adoption event @ Alki Community Center
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come meet the many fabulous cats available for adoption at this event. These cats have been in foster care, waiting for their forever homes. Saturday, October 13, 2012, 12–3 pm at the Alki Community Center.

Oct
20
Sat
2012
West Seattle Neighborhood bird walk, beginner’s level @ Constellation Park
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Join in a beginner’s level West Seattle Neighborhood bird walk sponsored by Seattle Audubon Society!

Where: Meet at the north end of Constellation Park, where Alki Ave SW becomes Beach Drive S.W., just around the corner from the Alki Point Lighthouse

Bring your own binoculars or scope & a jacket or rain gear

Website Information: follow the link to “Neighborhood Bird Walks”

Roxhill Park tour @ Roxhill Park
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Members of the Washington Native Plant Society will lead a tour of Roxhill Park on Saturday, Oct. 20th, 10 am–noon. Muster at the parking lot near the restrooms (off of 29th Ave SW). Learn about the historic peat bog, much of which became Westwood Village; the trials and triumphs of extensive restoration, and current opportunities to be involved. Contact: Scott Blackstock, scottie1039@aol.com.

“Alki from Above” Stairway Walk
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“Alki from Above” Stairway Walk
When: Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: Meet at the Metro 57 Bus Stop, near 49th Ave. SW and SW Spokane St.
What: Join Cathy and Jake Jaramillo, Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors and authors of “Seattle Stairway Walks,” coming to bookstores early next year, on this panoramic survey of Alki and Schmitz Park which will open your eyes while exercising your mind and body! On this walk, you’ll wind down the narrow, tree-lined lanes of North Admiral before reaching our first flights of stairs above Alki Beach. You’ll pause to take in views of Alki, the Sound and the Olympics before heading down a final stairway to the waterfront. Eventually, you’ll turn back from the beach and back up the bluff, to find a set of tucked-away stairs that lead past a tiny pocket of charming homes and back toward Admiral Way. On the other side of Admiral, you can look down from a 1920s-vintage bridge into Schmitz Park Preserve before switch-backing down timber stairs into the Preserve itself. Schmitz Park Preserve is one of only two places in Seattle with remaining old-growth forest, and you will use its winding trails to get up-close views of its towering trees and lovely creek.

*RSVP at:* http://feet-first.ticketleap.com/alki-from-above-stairway-walk/
/This is a family friendly walk. Space is limited, reserve your spot today!

For more information, contact Darcy Edmunds by emailing darcy@feetfirst.org or calling 206-652-2310, ext. 5.

More details:

As a part of the launch of In Motion, individuals are invited to attend fun and engaging walks focused on the intersection between the built and natural environments in their community. The West Seattle Walks Series steps out with the first walk beginning on Saturday, October 6.

Join Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors Chas Redmond, Bryan Fiedorczyk, and Cathy and Jake Jaramillo on guided walks that will inspire, connect, and inform participants about unique features in West Seattle. Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors help promote safer, more walkable communities by leading neighborhood walks inviting groups to connect with their surroundings and share knowledge while improving personal and environmental health. The first two walks in the series will educate walk participants about the natural ecology of the Fauntleroy and Longfellow Creek Watersheds while taking time to enjoy the beautiful natural environment and wildlife that inhabits it. The third walk in this series gives participants a bird’s eye view of West Seattle’s beautiful landscapes from the tops of Alki’s outdoor stairways.

Feet First Executive Director Lisa Quinn said, “The Neighborhood Walks provide an enjoyable opportunity for people to learn about the relationship between their actions and a healthy environment and vibrant neighborhood. Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors share their knowledge and experiences of the natural and built environments with their neighbors in a different, more intimate way.”

These West Seattle Walks are a collaborative effort by Feet First and InMotion.

More about Feet First:
For the past ten years, Feet First has worked to ensure that all communities in Washington state are walkable. Walking is a vital transportation mode that connects communities, reduces pollution, improves health and physical fitness, and allows people to explore their
natural environment.

Oct
21
Sun
2012
Canine Portraits @ West Seattle Nursery
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Canine Portraits at West Seattle Nursery – featuring David Walega, Photographer. Sunday, October 21, 2012 1 pm to 4 pm.

Bring your furry best friend to the nursery to sit for local photographer and pet portraitist, David Walega. You’ll receive a high resolution image emailed to you to create cards, photographs, or holiday greetings for a $30.00 sitting fee. A portion from every sitting will be donated to Art for Animals Sake, a local charitable organization that advocates for animal education.

Oct
27
Sat
2012
“Bow-Wow-Ween” Canine Costume Contest & Fall Open House Event @ Sylvan Townhomes
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for our Fall Open House Event and”Bow-Wow-Ween” Canine Costume Contest! Saturday, October 27th from 12:00 pm-5:00 pm

All registrants receive $10 Gift Card to Starbucks! Costume contest participants (and their owners) are entered to win a $100 ALL CASH GRAND PRIZE!

Serving Delicious Seasonal Desserts

www.sylvantownhomes.com
facebook.com/sylvantownhomes

Legends of Lincoln Park Walking Tour
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Everyone is welcome to the Log House Museum‘s “Legends of Lincoln Park Walking Tour” October 27th 1-3 pm. Led by Peder Nelson, walking tour aficionado. Meet in the north parking lot across from Fauntleroy and Rose St. Some rugged terrain and stairs involved, dress for cool weather. We will walk rain or shine! Facebook event page is here.

Oct
30
Tue
2012
Tot Trek – Happy Halloween Hike @ Camp Long
Oct 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Join a Seattle volunteer naturalist for an exploration of some of the animals associated with Halloween. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume. No strollers, please. All children must be accompanied by an adult. One adult may accompany up to two children.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 10:30 – 11:45am
Location: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center, 5200 35th Ave SW

Pre-Registration is required:
$8 adult/child pair. $4 each additional person
Contact Phone 206-684-7435
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

Nov
3
Sat
2012
High Point Neighborhood Walk @ High Point Library
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

High Point Neighborhood Walk
Urban Design, Green Building, Transportation Mobility and Low Impact Development
When: Saturday, November 3rd, 1 pm – 3 pm
Where: Meet outside the High Point Library, 3411 SW Raymond
What: The fourth walk in this series will be led by Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador Timothy Lowry, PE, LEED AP, transportation planner, and watershed planner. Participants will join Timothy on an urban field tour of the High Point neighborhood to learn about this Smart Growth community’s innovative planning and sustainable design. Participants will also learn about Low Impact Development and Green Stormwater Infrastructure installations and how it relates to the Longfellow Creek watershed.

RSVP at: http://feet-first.ticketleap.com/admin/events/high-point-neighborhood-walk–urban-design-green-building-transp.

This is a family friendly walk. Space is limited, reserve your spot today!
More details:


As a part of the launch of West Seattle InMotion, residents are invited to attend fun and engaging walks focused on the intersection between the built and natural environments in their community. The West Seattle Walks Series continues with the fourth and final walk on Saturday, November 3, during which participants will tour
one of Seattle’s key sustainable developments.

Throughout October, Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors Chas Redmond, Bryan Fiedorczyk, and Cathy and Jake Jaramillo led well-attended guided walks covering unique features in West Seattle including Fauntleroy Park, Alki from Above, and the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail. These Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors are Feet First
volunteers who help promote safer, more walkable communities by leading neighborhood walks. Over 50 residents of West Seattle and surrounding areas came together to walk, learn about their community, connect with neighbors, and enjoy the beautiful fall scenery.

Feet First Executive Director Lisa Quinn said, “The Neighborhood Walks provide an enjoyable opportunity for people to learn about the relationship between their actions and a healthy environment and vibrant neighborhood. Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors share their knowledge and experiences of the natural and built environments with their neighbors in a unique and intimate way.”

More about Feet First:
For the past ten years, Feet First has worked to ensure that all communities in Washington are walkable. Walking is a vital transportation mode that connects communities, reduces pollution, improves health and physical fitness, and allows people to explore their natural environment.

Nov
13
Tue
2012
West Seattle See Dogs training meeting @ The Kenney
Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

West Seattle See Dogs (which trains future guide dogs – see WSB coverage here) holds their regular training meeting schedule every 2nd and 4th Tuesday (except holidays) at 6:30 pm at The Kenney, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW. From Ruth Oldham of WSSD:

“You too can be part of this experience. West Seattle See Dogs is actively looking for new raisers to become part of our team. Our volunteers are all working toward improving the quality of life for people who are blind. Come to our meetings at The Kenney and learn what’s involved…we need you!”

Nov
17
Sat
2012
Nighttime at the Beach @ Me Kwa Mooks Beach
Nov 17 @ 10:00 pm – 11:59 pm

When: Saturday, November 17, 2012, 10 pm – 12 am
Where: Me Kwa Mooks Beach
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $5 per person

Gather your friends and family and join a Seattle volunteer naturalist to share in the fun of exploring the fascinating world of intertidal life by flashlight! Please wear very warm clothing and waterproof footwear. Please bring a flashlight if you have one or borrow one from us. All ages welcome as long as you can walk on slippery seaweed and stay up late into the night. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please meet at Me Kwa Mooks beach, across from Me-Kwa-Mooks Park (4503 Beach Dr. SW)

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center, 206-684-7434, camplong@seattle.gov

Dec
1
Sat
2012
Pet portrait sessions & “A Day in the Life” photography exhibit @ Mind Unwind
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sign-up for a holiday pet portrait created by Pet Portraits by David with proceeds to benefit Art for Animals’ Sake (AFAS) Anti-Abuse education workshops!

Holiday Pet Portraits to benefit Anti-Abuse Education Workshops Sign up through Mind Unwind Gallery’s website now to have your dog’s portrait photographed just in time for holiday gift giving. To book your Pet Portrait, click here.

A $30.00 sitting fee includes a high-resolution image perfect for reproduction and holiday cards. Proceeds will help fund animal anti-abuse education.

Presented by Art for Animals’ Sake (AFAS) and Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets, with generous help from local businesses and in-kind sponsors. Light food and drinks will be served.

“A Day in the Life” Photography exhibit for one weekend only in West Seattle December 1st & 2nd, 12 – 6 pm.
Join Art for Animals’ Sake (AFAS) for a unique exhibition, “A Day in the Life; Photographs by homeless youth of their animals” at Mind Unwind Gallery.

Street youth capture through photography the bond with their animals culminating in an exhibition of color photographs.

Background: With a disposable camera and creative guidance from mentors and professional photographers, the participants created photographs during an extended workshop conducted by AFAS. These images reveal the relationships, environments and the greater community the homeless and their allies share with animals. Homeless youth and young adults adopt puppies and kittens to supply surrogate love and a sense of family that is often absent on the street.

Art for Animals’ Sake (AFAS) is an affiliated program of Shunpike.

To book your Pet Portrait, click here

Dec
2
Sun
2012
Pet portrait sessions & “A Day in the Life” photography exhibit @ Mind Unwind
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sign-up for a holiday pet portrait created by Pet Portraits by David with proceeds to benefit Art for Animals’ Sake (AFAS) Anti-Abuse education workshops!

Holiday Pet Portraits to benefit Anti-Abuse Education Workshops Sign up through Mind Unwind Gallery’s website now to have your dog’s portrait photographed just in time for holiday gift giving. To book your Pet Portrait, click here.

A $30.00 sitting fee includes a high-resolution image perfect for reproduction and holiday cards. Proceeds will help fund animal anti-abuse education.

Presented by Art for Animals’ Sake (AFAS) and Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets, with generous help from local businesses and in-kind sponsors. Light food and drinks will be served.

“A Day in the Life” Photography exhibit for one weekend only in West Seattle December 1st & 2nd, 12 – 6 pm.
Join Art for Animals’ Sake (AFAS) for a unique exhibition, “A Day in the Life; Photographs by homeless youth of their animals” at Mind Unwind Gallery.

Street youth capture through photography the bond with their animals culminating in an exhibition of color photographs.

Background: With a disposable camera and creative guidance from mentors and professional photographers, the participants created photographs during an extended workshop conducted by AFAS. These images reveal the relationships, environments and the greater community the homeless and their allies share with animals. Homeless youth and young adults adopt puppies and kittens to supply surrogate love and a sense of family that is often absent on the street.

Art for Animals’ Sake (AFAS) is an affiliated program of Shunpike.

To book your Pet Portrait, click here

Dec
15
Sat
2012
Nighttime at the Beach @ Me Kwa Mooks Beach
Dec 15 @ 10:00 pm – 11:59 pm

When: Saturday, November 17, 2012, 10 pm – 12 am
Where: Me Kwa Mooks Beach
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $5 per person

Gather your friends and family and join a Seattle volunteer naturalist to share in the fun of exploring the fascinating world of intertidal life by flashlight! Please wear very warm clothing and waterproof footwear. Please bring a flashlight if you have one or borrow one from us. All ages welcome as long as you can walk on slippery seaweed and stay up late into the night. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please meet at Me Kwa Mooks beach, across from Me-Kwa-Mooks Park (4503 Beach Dr. SW)

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center, 206-684-7434, camplong@seattle.gov

Jan
11
Fri
2013
Nighttime low tide beach walks at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Jan 11 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

Friday, January 11, 8:30–10:30pm
(Low tide is -2.84 @ 10:27pm)
Friday, February 8, 8:30–10pm
(Low tide is -1.66 @ 9:27pm)

Click here to RSVP for this event. RSVPs are encouraged but not mandatory.

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
19
Sat
2013
ReWilding Club meeting on Vashon Island
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

ReWilding Club meets on Vashon.
Come on outside for morning adventures and explorations into the wilder places of Vashon Island, just a short ferry ride to paradise! Local naturalist Matt McKinney will teach you nature awareness and survival skills for deep connections with yourself, community and nature.

Meets 3rd Saturday January – June from 10 am-1 pm. First meeting is January 19th. For adults and teens (youth 12 and under welcome with an adult).

Donation $15 per person. Check out vashonwildernessprogram.org for more details.

Feb
19
Tue
2013
West Seattle See Dogs training meeting @ The Kenney
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

West Seattle See Dogs (which trains future guide dogs – see WSB coverage here) holds their regular training meeting schedule every 2nd and 4th Tuesday (except holidays) at 6:30 pm at The Kenney, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW. From Ruth Oldham of WSSD:

“They Call It Puppy Love, and you’ll fall in love when you sign up to be a puppy raiser with Guide Dogs For The Blind. Adult and youth puppy raisers are needed who are willing to teach obedience and social skills. Training and support provided. Come join us so too can be part of this experience. Our volunteers are all working toward improving the quality of life for people who are blind. Come to our meetings at The Kenney and learn what’s involved…we need you!”

Call Ruth Oldham at 206-953-0268 for additional information.

Mar
5
Tue
2013
Barking Buddha Doga @ Alki Community Center
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

At the Alki Community Center
Tuesdays March 5th-26th, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: $47
Ages 18 and older

Barking Buddha Doga is a “yoga with your dog” class created by teacher and author Brenda Bryan. This class is a fun and healthy way to bond and spend quality time with your dog. Barking Buddha Doga integrates your canine companion into every aspect of the yoga practice. You will learn calming techniques, massage and stretches to do in class and at home. Doga is a unique way to exercise and have fun with your dog.

Mar
9
Sat
2013
Dusk to Dark @ Lincoln Pk with Owls, Trilliums and Magenta Salmonberry Blooms! @ Lincoln Park @ 8301 Fauntleroy Way Southwest, Seattle, WA 98136, USA
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Not only can we look, listen and hoot for the Barred Owls as it’s getting dark, we can see the recently opened spring blooms from a rare perspective, that is by flashlight!  $15 Adults, $10 kids, seniors – suggested.  If we pull one alien weed that encroaches on the Trilliums their population will grow, rather than shrink!

Dusk to Dark @ Lincoln Pk with Owls, Trilliums and Magenta Salmonberry Blooms! @ Lincoln Park @ 8301 Fauntleroy Way Southwest, Seattle, WA 98136, USA
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Not only can we look, listen and hoot for the Barred Owls as it’s getting dark, we can see the recently opened spring blooms from a rare perspective, that is by flashlight!  $15 Adults, $10 kids, seniors – suggested.  If we pull one alien weed that encroaches on the Trilliums their population will grow, rather than shrink!

Mar
22
Fri
2013
“Silence is Loud” @ Dubsea Coffee
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, March 22, 2013 7-9 pm at Dubsea Coffee, a local senior from Evergreen High School is hostessing an Open Mic + Art Show to promote the awareness of suicide. In her own words below:

Silence is Loud

Join us for a night of art and performances to promote the awareness of suicide. I’m holding this event for my senior project in hopes of bringing the community together to learn more about this issue and introduce resources for those who are depressed or have thoughts of suicide. We have performances lined up but there will be a sign up sheet for those who wish to perform the night of. If you have artwork that relate to the topic, feel free to contact me if you’d like your work to be showcased.

Email Vanisa Long at vanisalg@yahoo.com

Thanks and hope to see you there!

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/231889606949341/

Mar
23
Sat
2013
Greentree Animal Hospital Open House
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Stop in at the Greentree Animal Hospital Open House on Saturday March 23 from 10 am-3 pm for a chance to meet Dr. Kleven and Greentree staff. Learn about services being offered including medical boarding, laser therapy, behavioral and preventative medicine, surgery and dentistry. There will be a tour of the clinic, refreshments, door prizes and giveaways!

Apr
13
Sat
2013
RESCHEDULED: Schmitz Park Getting Dark: Owling Under Seattle’s Oldest Trees
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Naturalist Stewart Wechsler is leading another owling adventure, this time in Schmitz Park on April 13th, 7-9 pm. Event link here.

Schmitz Park Getting Dark – Owling Under Seattle’s Oldest Trees
Saturday, April 13, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Take an adventure with Stewart among Seattle’s best remaining patch of ancient trees as it is getting dark, and we’ll look and hoot for the Barred Owls and see, and learn about the other members of this natural community, including spring blooms, among the towering giants.
Stewardship Adventures
$15 adults, $10 kids. Contact Stewart if possible with number of adults or kids in your party: ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land-line / answering machine) to help determine if I should add sessions.

Dress for the weather. Meet at the stone gate and kiosk at the entrance on SW Admiral Wy by SW Stevens & SW Lander (~the 5400 block). I will share my 3 pairs of binoculars and my 3 flashlights, and if you have your own you could bring them. If raining hard, or winds are strong, check website or my outgoing message for potential cancellation. All ages and knowledge levels welcome!

Apr
21
Sun
2013
“Heels For Hounds” Silent Auction @ Ola Salon
Apr 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

What is ‘Heels For Hounds”, you ask? It’s the newest in a line of fun-(d)-raisers benefiting Furry Faces Foundation, .a.k.a., F3.

April 21st at Ola Salon, 3-6 pm
Shoe Silent Auction
–all shoes are very gently worn or sparkling new

Featuring Animale Winery
–Enjoy a tasting sampler and purchase pours by the glass

Live Performance
–Tim Scallon on vocals and classical guitar

Your $15 Donation
–provides appetizers and wine sampler

Ola Salon and Clementine Shoes are sponsoring this event in early 2013 and to be successful, we need donations of new or very gently worn, nice, women’s shoes’, states Rachel Karlin, Ola Salon Owner, ‘During the event, shoes will be tastefully displayed at Ola Salon. You will be able to try them on and if the shoe fits, bid on them.’

Linda Walsh, Owner of Clementine Shoes explains, ‘Many of us purchase shoes for that special occasion or outfit, take very good care of them and are then ready for a new pair of shoes. So, why not clean out your closets and ‘upcycle’ them to benefit animals and their people? Who knows, you may even find a pair or two at the event that you can’t live without!’

‘We are very excited about this new event’, says Teri Ensley, F3 Leader,’ It’s a creative idea for a fundraiser and we appreciate Ola Salon’s and Clementine Shoes’ enthusiasm and support.’

If you have new or gently worn shoes to donate, please bring them to:
• Ola Salon: 2942 Avalon Way SW; 206-933-6702; www.olasalon.com/
• Clementine Shoes: 4447 California Ave SW; 206-935-9400; www.clementines.com
• Hotwire Online Coffeehouse: 4410 California Ave SW; 206-935-1510; hotwirecoffee.com/
• The Wash Dog: 6400 California Avenue Southwest; 206-935-4546; www.thewashdog.com/

For breaking news and updates about this event, check out F3 ‘s facebook page: www.facebook.com/furryfacesfoundation?ref=hl

Questions? furryfaces@hotmail.com

May
4
Sat
2013
Family Matters event: Family Hike at Camp Long
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The next Family Matters event will focus on staying active together in the outdoors. The naturalist-led family hike at Camp Long will be Saturday, May 4th, starting at 10 am.

Family Matters is a free series organized by the Fauntleroy YMCA, Fauntleroy Church, Little Pilgrim School, and the Fauntleroy Children’s Center to benefit all area families.

May
15
Wed
2013
Seattle Classic Guitar Society Open Mic @ C & P Coffee Company
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s Seattle Classic Guitar Society Open Mic might at C & P Coffee House (WSB sponsor) on Wednesday, May 15th, 7 pm–9 pm.

May
18
Sat
2013
Owl Prowl at Lincoln Park
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From Seattle Parks and Recreation:

Whoo prowls the park after dark? YOU do… in search of resident and migrant owl species. We’ll search Lincoln Park for owls up close in their habitat. We’ll also dissect owl pellets to piece together a food chain puzzle. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, May 18, 2013, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Please meet at the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot.

$9 per person
Registration required
Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discover@seattle.gov

Jun
5
Wed
2013
After School with the Snakes, Beetles and Butterflies of Camp Long
Jun 5 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures
offers: “After School with the Snakes, Beetles and Butterflies of Camp Long”.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 3:30–5:00 pm. Come on an after-school adventure with Stewart looking for the snakes, beetles and butterflies of Camp Long! Learn about their habitat needs and how we might make life a bit easier for them. Handle some of the creatures we are lucky enough to catch and release. With Stewart there will be no end of information and enthusiasm to share with both the kids and the adults that come with them.

$10 per person – Contact Stewart if possible with number of adults or kids in your party: ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land-line / answering machine) to help determine if I should add sessions.

Meet in front of Camp Long’s Lodge building at the entrance. Lighter showers may stop butterflies from flying, but they won’t stop us, but if it’s raining hard, or winds are strong, check website or my outgoing message for potential cancellation. All ages and knowledge levels welcome!

Jun
30
Sun
2013
Kitty Harbor Presents: SpudNeuter! A 20-Year Anniversary Fundraiser! @ Ola Salon
Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

ANIMALE Wine Tasting, Gourmet Spud Bar, Craft Brew, Live Music & Silent Auction

Date: Sunday, June 30th
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm
Event Location: Ola Salon, 2942 Avalon Way SW, 206-933-6702
Admission Donation: $20.00 Adv; $25.00 At Door (provides fabulous potato bar & wine tasting)
Special Guest Appearance: The Famous Oskar the Blind Cat and his buddy Klaus
Live Music Guest: Tres Sway

To see the flyer and full press release please go to: http://www.facebook.com/events/166633093508761/
and feel free to ‘share’ it!

‘Twenty years’, says Delyn Kosbab, Founder of Kitty Harbor, ‘I’ve been doing cat rescue, rehabilitation and adoptions for 20 years! During this time I have rescued and adopted out, or Trapped/Neutered/Returned,15,000 plus cats. It is time to celebrate and raise money to improve Kitty Harbor’s facility so we can get on with the next 20 years!

Terese Machmiller, the Mastermind Planner behind this event explains, ‘After volunteering onsite for eight months, I wanted to do more, so when I heard that Kitty Harbor wanted to raise $7,000 for a ring worm isolation room to prevent cross-contamination, and to install a security system, ‘SpudNeuter!’ was launched.

‘We hope you will join us for an evening of silent auction, live music, wine-tasting, gourmet potato bar and celebration in the beautiful setting of Ola Salon in West Seattle,’ says Melody, Kitty Harbor onsite caretaker & right-hand Woman.

Get your advance tickets, starting June 14th, at any one of our Outlets:
•Ola Salon: 2942 Avalon Way SW; (206) 933-6702; http://www.olasalon.com/
•The Wash Dog: 6400 California Avenue SW; (206) 935-4546; http://www.thewashdog.com/
•Kitty Harbor, 3422 Harbor Ave SW; (206) 935-1919; info@kittyharborseattle.org
•Hotwire Online Coffeehouse; 4410 Cal Ave SW; (206) 935.1510, info@hotwirecoffee.com

To see the flyer and full press release please go to: http://www.facebook.com/events/166633093508761/
and feel free to ‘share’ it!

info@kittyharborseattle.org
temachmiller@gmail.com
Website: http://www.kittyharborseattle.org/about/

Jul
13
Sat
2013
Pet Elements 8th Anniversary/Grand Re-opening
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Pet Elements will be celebrating our 8 year anniversary/Grand re-opening on Saturday July 13th. We’ll have cake, beverages, give-aways, sales, pet massage on-site by Hands to Paws, and fun!

Chief Sealth All School Reunion @ Chief Sealth International High School
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Friends of Sealth will be hosting an all school reunion Saturday, July 13, 2013, from 2 pm-5 pm at Chief Sealth International High School. All alumni, and alumni staff are invited to attend. Our event begins in the Commons (near the main office) and our schedule will include a short program, walking tours of the campus, and an opportunity to connect with classmates. Please visit our website www.friendsofsealth.org
or “like” Friends of Sealth on facebook.

Jul
20
Sat
2013
Photoshoot for Pets @ Alki Beach Dog
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

At Alki Beach Dog we are hosting a Photoshoot for Pets from 10-6! Appt Only 206-937-1301. Also, same day, we are having a dog rescue here for dog adoptions!!

Aug
24
Sat
2013
Dragonflies, Butterflies, Salamanders, Snakes and Spiders of Camp Long
Aug 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday, August 24th, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:
Dragonflies, Butterflies, Salamanders, Snakes and Spiders of Camp Long:

The dragonflies now fill the skies and butterflies are flying. We’ll chase, and hopefully catch a few and maybe they will perch on a finger before flying off. We’ll also see if we can find any of the salamanders and snakes that still survive there! The webs of spiders are now
prominent and those who dare can handle them too as we learn about them!

Call or e-mail Stewart to reserve a spot ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225. Though the primary target audience for this program will be kids, all adults who attend will be guaranteed to have fun too and learn new and fascinating bits about nature! We’ll meet in front of the Lodge building by the Camp Long entrance.

$10 per person.

Aug
25
Sun
2013
Dog Days of August Beerfest & Fall Sale Kickoff @ West Seattle Nursery
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

West Seattle Nursery is hosting the “Dog Days of August Beerfest & Fall Sale Kickoff” event for Furry Faces Foundation. There will be complimentary food and refreshments, pet adoptions available onsite, custom pet tagging available for $5 and the Nursery will match all donations made to Furry Faces Foundation during the event. Sunday August 25th from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Aug
28
Wed
2013
Open mic night at Mind Unwind
Aug 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Wednesday, August 28th Open Mic from 9:00-11:00 pm at Mind Unwind Art Gallery.

Oct
6
Sun
2013
What’s Aloft at Lincoln Park’s Blustery Beach
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This program is all about the wind. See what migrants the fall gales bring to Lincoln Park beaches. Learn a bit about bird anatomy and flight. Then make your own flying machine. All kite building supplies provided. This program is for adults and families with children 5 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost $5 per person

Sunday, October 6, 2013, 1 – 2:30 pm
Lincoln Park (Please meet for this program at the kiosk in the beach parking lot.)

Pre-Registration is required: 206-386-4237, discovery.park@seattle.gov

Oct
12
Sat
2013
Adopt a Cat Event @ Alki Community Center
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From The SAS Fabulous Felines team:

We are excited to be hosting a cat adoption event this weekend at Alki Community Center. We will have cats and kittens of all ages from the Seattle Animal Shelter’s foster care program for adoption. We have over 20 cats signed up – here are a few of the cats who will be attending:
Huey & Sam
Shadow & Squeaks
Zora
Beylan
Lily

Saving one life at a time • SeattleAnimalShelter.org • 206-386-PET

‘Reflections on A Restored Peat Fen’ @ Roxhill Park
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Reflections on A Restored Peat Fen, Seattle
Leader: Scott Blackstock, Roxhill Park Forest Steward
Saturday, October 12, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Join Roxhill Park’s steward, Scott Blackstock, in reflection on this urban natural area at the headwaters of Longfellow Creek years after a massive restoration project. In 1999 community volunteers began the conversion of a soggy park lawn to a restored ‘bog’. In an 8 year period hundreds of volunteers spent thousands of hours planting over 300 species of native plants creating a fen, meadow and woodland. At this natural area you can find some rare and interesting species. In autumn see the leaf and berry coloration of highbush cranberry, the leaf structure of scouler’s corydalis, seed heads of slough sedge, and smell the late season aroma of sweet gale. See if you can identify bog rosemary by remaining leaves and seeds, and bog birch by slow growth.See if the leaf’s orange underside changes on labrador tea, if the flat petiole of quaking aspen is loosening from the branch, if the needles of western larch are starting to fall, or if there are any remaining signs of camas. Check out Starflower Foundation’s report on what plants were originally planted, and which were still there in 2007: http://www.wnps.org/restoration/documents/RH/RH_Stewardship.pdf. Feel free to print out the plant lists to see how plant communities have evolved.

Questions and sign up: Scott Blackstock,, 206-938-2114, scottie1039@aol.com

Oct
18
Fri
2013
Full Moon Trek in Lincoln Park
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, October 18, 2013, 7–9 pm
For ages 8 and older

Experience Lincoln Park from a different perspective. Full Moon Treks are guided hikes that illustrate what makes the park special after dark. Venture into the moonlit park and explore the world like a nocturnal animal. Please come prepared with warm clothes, and please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot. Designed for adults and families with children 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Register for #108473 at www.seattle.gov/parks. $5 per person.

Full Moon Trek in Lincoln Park
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Experience Seattle parks from a different perspective. Full Moon Treks are guided hikes that illustrate what makes a park special after dark. Venture into the moonlit park and explore the world like a nocturnal animal. Please come prepared with warm clothes. Designed for adults and families with children 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $5 per person

Friday, October 18, 2013, 7–9 pm

Location: Lincoln Park (Please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot.)

Pre-Registration is required: 206-386-4237, discovery.park@seattle.gov

Oct
19
Sat
2013
Pet Adoption Event @ Umpqua Bank
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saving Great Animals is hosting a pet adoption event in partnership with the UMPQUA bank in West Seattle on Saturday, October 19th from 10 am to 2 pm.

Helping Rescues and Homeless Dogs in Need
Saving Great Animals: Matching Families and Pets
The Pacific Northwest, SoCal and Beyond
www.savinggreatanimals.org

Fall Forest Walk at Lincoln Park
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 1–3 pm
Ages 6 and older
Free!

Not sure what that plant is? Have some fun in the forest this fall by finding out about fantastic native plants! Walk the trails of Lincoln Park with a native plant steward and see the woods in a whole new light. Please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot. This program is designed for adults and families with children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Register for #105061 at www.seattle.gov/parks. Free.

Fall Forest Walk at Lincoln Park
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Not sure what that plant is? Have some fun in the forest this fall by finding out about fantastic native plants! Walk the trails of Lincoln Park with a native plant steward and see the woods in a whole new light. Please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot. This program is designed for adults and families with children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: Free!

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 1–3 pm

Location: Lincoln Park (Please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot.)

Pre-Register: 206-386-4237, discovery.park@seattle.gov

Nov
16
Sat
2013
Longfellow Creek Watershed Walk
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Longfellow Creek Watershed Walk
When: Saturday, November 16th, 10 am to noon
Where: Meet at corner of 26th Ave SW and SW Yancy Street (1 block west of Delridge, 1 block south of Andover) – Bus stop at Delridge & Andover for Metro Routes 50, 120, and 125; nearby signs/trees for locking up bikes, parking available along 26th Ave SW and SW Andover Street.

What: Join Sustainable West Seattle for an urban hike through one of Seattle’s most beautiful watershed environments. You are invited on a hike through one of Seattle’s most beautiful watershed environments – Longfellow Creek. This walk will demonstrate how Seattle residents’ everyday activities can impact the natural environment in their own backyards, and what everyone can do to help preserve the health of our urban watersheds. Feet First Walking Ambassadors Bryan Fiedorczyk and Timothy Lowry will lead an urban hike through the Longfellow Creek Watershed. The creek drains almost 3000 acres of West Seattle and is one of only four waterways left in Seattle that flows freely year-round. This family-friendly walk is estimated to be between 2 to 3 miles at a slow to moderate pace.

While walking the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, you will see wetlands, native meadows, conifer forests, a beaver dam and large-scale public art installations. Along the trail there will be examples of areas highly modified by development, the effects of runoff from rain and stormwater, restoration efforts, and sites featuring low impact development and green infrastructure techniques such as rain gardens.

We’ll start at trailhead northeast of Dragonfly Pavilion and follow the trail south across the Salmon Bone bridge, and down 26th Ave SW past Greg Davis Park and the Brandon Street Natural Area (King Conservation District highlights of restoration/volunteer efforts) towards the Delridge Natural Area (Delridge & Graham). We’ll turn around after about an hour of walking – at Juneau, we’ll follow 25th Ave SW north past a cluster of residential rain gardens near Brandon through Delridge Playfield and back along the trail to the starting point.

The Watershed Walk is co-sponsored by Sustainable West Seattle and the King Conservation District. More details here.

Nov
23
Sat
2013
Evergreens Walk at Lincoln Park
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturday, November 23, 2013, 1–3 pm
Ages 6 and older
Free!

Chase away the gray by celebrating the changing seasons! Walk the trails at Lincoln Park with a native plant steward and learn to identify some of the trees and shrubs that color our winter wonderland. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free; pre-registration requested by calling 206-386-4237 or signing up for course #105050 at https://class.seattle.gov/parks/. Dress for the weather and meet at the North Parking Lot.

Register for #105050 at www.seattle.gov/parks. Free.

Nov
24
Sun
2013
All-ages open mic @ Skylark Café & Club
Nov 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

All-ages open mic at Skylark Café & Club Sunday, November 24th at 3 pm. Free!

3pm sign-up
4pm music

free/all-ages (full bar w/ID)

Nov
27
Wed
2013
Open Mic at Mind Unwind
Nov 27 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Open Mic is back at Mind Unwind! Last Wednesday of the month beginning at 9 pm. Come share your musical talents, poetry, spoken word, story telling, comedy or your sideshow talents! Unwind your Mind and let the creativity flow….hosted by Jasmine Azpiri. Early sign-ups can be emailed to jasmineazpiri@gmail.com.

Dec
1
Sun
2013
Kitty Harbor’s special adoption weekend @ Kitty Harbor
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Baby It’s Cold Outside! Bring Me Inside…your heart and warm, loving home!

Kitty Harbor is open this Thanksgiving weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Skip Black Friday shopping and instead rest up so you can spend your Holiday weekend with your newly, adopted cat(s).

We have one of the best selections of 60 kittens and 20 adults so far this year: so many great personalities; lovely, beautiful adults, and a dozen kitties with extra toes. Did we mention ‘cute’!?!

We are only open for three more weekends so let’s find a home for every one of these wonderful cats!

Kitty Harbor
3422 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, Washington 98126
Phone: (206) 935-1919
Dates: Nov. 30th and Dec. 1st (Sat & Sun)
Time: noon – 6 pm, both days

Email: info@kittyharborseattle.org
Website: http://www.kittyharborseattle.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kittyharbor
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Dec
17
Tue
2013
Opening Celebration of Cottage Grove Commons
Dec 17 @ 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm

You are invited to the Opening Celebration of Cottage Grove Commons

Tuesday, December 17th
2:30pm – 4:00pm
Enjoy self-guided tours, light refreshments, and a 3:00 pm Welcome Ceremony

4:30pm – 7:00pm
A community open house to provide neighbors the opportunity to see the building and meet the staff

5444 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
Street parking is limited!
Public Transportation is Encouraged

Cottage Grove Commons will provide 66 studio apartments with 24-hour on-site staff support for men and women who have been chronically homeless, disabled, and highly
vulnerable.

Learn more about Cottage Grove Commons.

Since 1979, DESC has worked to end homelessness of vulnerable men and women, particularly those with serious mental and addictive illnesses.At DESC, uncommon efforts produce uncommon results that eliminate homelessness, one person at a time.

Dec
20
Fri
2013
Full Moon Trek in Lincoln Park
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, December 20, 2013, 7–9 pm
For ages 8 and older

Experience Lincoln Park from a different perspective. Full Moon Treks are guided hikes that illustrate what makes the park special after dark. Venture into the moonlit park and explore the world like a nocturnal animal. Please come prepared with warm clothes, and please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot. Designed for adults and families with children 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Register for #108474 at www.seattle.gov/parks. $5 per person.

Dec
21
Sat
2013
2nd Annual Cottage Grove Solstice Parade @ Greg Davis Park
Dec 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Come join Captain Snowball and WinterFly as we welcome the start of Winter and the dawning of the days with increasing light!

This celebration is a 30 minute illuminated walk along the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trails.

What: 2nd Annual Cottage Grove Solstice Parade
When: Winter Solstice, Saturday, December 21 at 6:30 pm
Where: Greg Davis Park (26th Ave. SW & Brandon Street SW)

What to bring: For the Solstice Parade, you are invited to wear an outfit or costume illuminated by lights, or just bring a lantern or flashlight to carry along the path. Some musical instruments to merry the walk would be delightful!

We had a great time last year. Here’s a video from last year featured on the West Seattle Blog:

https://westseattleblog.com/2012/12/video-first-ever-cottage-grove-solstice-parade-delridge/

Hope you can join us. We’d love to see you there!

Jan
25
Sat
2014
Evergreens Walk @ Lincoln Park
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, January 25, 2014, 1–3 pm
Chase away the gray by celebrating the changing seasons! Walk the trails in Lincoln Park with a naturalist and learn to identify some of the trees and shrubs that color our winter wonderland. All children must be accompained by an adult.

FREE!

Pre-registration:
Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

Please meet at the kiosk in the parking lot on Fauntleroy Ave, north of the beach parking lot.

Feb
9
Sun
2014
Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk @ Alki Bathhouse
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

We’ll meet at the Alki Bathhouse and walk to Richey Viewpoint, for about 1.5 miles of walking. We will concentrate on our wintering seabirds. Likely species include Surf Scoter, Grebes, Bufflehead, Mergansers, Brant, Harlequin Duck, Bald Eagle.

Leaders: Suzy Hunter (day of only: 206-403-7458) & Sharon Ellard

Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk
at Alki Beach
Sunday, February 9, 2014
11:00 am

Web Link:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

Mar
1
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Mar 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

Owl Hoot @ Camp Long
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 6–8 pm
Pre-registration required
Cost: $5 per person

Join us for a dusk-to-dark owl prowl through Camp Long’s woodland. This program is for 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sponsoring Organization: Discovery Park Advisory Council

Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

Mar
15
Sat
2014
Salamander Search @ Camp Long
Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday, March 15, 2013, 3–5 pm
Pre-registration required
Cost: FREE

Overcome those wintertime blues by bundling up and getting outside. Learn the importance of those dark, dank, wet places by searching under logs and in the ponds for those beautiful, mysterious creatures – the salamanders. There are at least three different types found at Camp Long. Let’s challenge ourselves to find all of them. This program is for 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov
Sponsoring Organization: Discovery Park Advisory Council

Mar
29
Sat
2014
Lincoln Park Spring Awakening Walk
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Lincoln Park Spring: Blooms, Migrants,Eagle & Owl Nesting, Butterflies
March 29, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Share in Stewart’s incredible nature knowledge & enthusiasm, as Lincoln Park’s natural community awakens! Trilliums & Violets blooming to Eagles & Owls nesting, migrants refueling, to early butterflies flying. Have the best time learning all one can in 2 hours. Suggested donation $15 adults, $10 kids. For a spot E-mail or call – ecostewart@gmail.com or 206-932-7225. Meet at north parking lot kiosk (across from Rose Street). Drop-ins can check for space.

Apr
5
Sat
2014
Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk @ Lincoln Park
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

We’ll meet at the south parking lot of Lincoln Park (the lot closest to the Fauntleroy Ferry terminal). There will be about 1-1.5 miles of walking and some hills. We’ll start off at the beach to look for remaining wintering seabirds, then head up into the forested area for songbirds. Likely species include Surf Scoter, Horned Grebe, Bufflehead, Cormorants, Mergansers, Song Sparrow, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Bewick’s Wren, Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Leaders: Suzy Hunter (day of only: 206-403-7458) & Sharon Ellard

Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk
at Lincoln Park
Saturday, April 5, 2014
8:00 am

Web Link:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

Apr
6
Sun
2014
‘Catsino’ Silent Auction for Furry Faces Foundation @ Beveridge Place Pub
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Catsino Silent Auction
April 6th, 2 pm – 6 pm
Beveridge Place Pub, 6413 California Ave SW, 206-932-9906

Hey Furry Faces Foundation Supporters, what do Nail ‘em, Pig Craps, BlackCat 21 and Studless Draw all have in common?

‘These are just a few of the crazy Las Vegas style games we’ll be playing during the Catsino Silent Auction,’ says Lora Swift of Furry Faces Foundation, ‘Local businesses and animal rescue groups are adopting the gaming tables, dealing out the cards and rolling the dice.

Enjoy meeting local rescue groups and bid on unique silent auction items! All proceeds benefit Furry Faces Foundation, A.A.R.F., Community Cat Coalition, and Regional Animal Services of King County’.

‘This is a chance for our community to meet our local business owners in a fun, personal setting and learn more about animal rescue groups’, say Gary Sink and Terri Griffith, Owners of Beveridge Place Pub, ‘and, if you like what you hear ‘n’ see, drop a few dollars into their donation bucket or sign up to volunteer with them!’

Pre-Sale Ticket Outlets-Save $5 By Purchasing Your Ticket Early!

• Beveridge Place Pub: 6413 California Ave SW, 932-9906 (Morgan Junction)
• Hotwire Coffeehouse: 4410 California Ave SW, 935-1510 (Alaska Junction)
• Pet Elements: 6701 California Ave SW, 206-932-0457 (Morgan Junction)

For more information, please visit:www.facebook.com/events/215312085336202/ ;
www.furryfacesfoundation.org/ or email furryfaces@hotmail.com
**Catsino Silent Auction entertainment is a Recreational Gaming Activity***
Catsino Bucks have no monetary value and all prizes are non-monetary.
The ticket price only covers expenses and reasonable costs
The Beveridge Place Pub is a 21 and over establishment

Apr
11
Fri
2014
Voices of Spring: Chorus Frog and Owl Concert @ Camp Long
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:30–9 pm
Where: Camp Long

Celebrate springtime nighttime earth music! Come to Camp Long and join a naturalist for an exploration of forest and pond in search of the music makers-frogs and owls. You may find yourself being part of the concert! This program designed for ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $5 per person

Contact: Discovery Park Env. Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-386-4236
Contact Email: discovery.park@seattle.gov

Apr
26
Sat
2014
Tales Among the Trees @ Lincoln Park
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2–4 pm
Where: Lincoln Park

Celebrate the Earth by getting to know your community forest the old-fashioned way-through storytelling. Find out what it means to know a forest’s story. This program designed for ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: FREE

Apr
27
Sun
2014
Explore Your World – Daytime Nature Walk @ Camp Long
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Explore Your World – Daytime Nature Walk
Sunday, Apr. 27, 2014, 2–4 pm.
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Get to know the plants and animals that live in urban forests! Learn native plant identification and uses for plants through the ages. Registration is required.

Audience Children, Teens
Language English

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Call 206-684-7454 or drop by the High Point Branch Library to sign up.

May
3
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

May
4
Sun
2014
The History of Lincoln Park
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 1–3 pm
Where: Lincoln Park

Was Lincoln Park really named after Abraham Lincoln? Why does that restroom look like a spaceship for hobbits? And how did those California redwoods end up here? Join a Seattle volunteer naturalist on a walk through time, learning some of the history of West Seattle’s largest park. This program designed for ages 12 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet in the north parking lot on Fauntleroy.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: FREE

Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

Rain2River Walk – West Seattle @ Delridge Community Center
May 4 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

From the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition:

Join DRCC/TAG and partners on the upcoming Rain2River Walk and learn about grey and green infrastructure, sustainable practices, polluted runoff, RainWise Program, and other things you can do to keep the Duwamish River clean; all attendees will get a FREE ticket to go on a Rain2River Boat Tour at a later date.

Meet at the Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW, 98106) YOUNGSTOWN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER (4408 Delridge Way SW) at 1:30 pm. There is parking and bathrooms. The walk will be at moderate to slow speed, and 2-3 miles long, and will conclude at 4 pm.

RSVP HERE.

This event is family and pet friendly! There will be free refreshments and snacks! This is an outdoor walking event, so please come prepared for rain or shine.

Date: May 4, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Venue Delridge Community Center
Organizer Anna Mines
Phone: (206) 427-1475
Email: anna@duwamishcleanup.org

May
10
Sat
2014
Birdwatching @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
May 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 8:30-10:30 am

Ages 6–100
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day by birdwatching with a naturalist. Songbird migration is at its peak; learn birding techniques and tips from an experienced birder. All levels are invited and beginners are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them.

May
14
Wed
2014
Open Mic Comedy Slam @ Feedback Lounge
May 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

It’s Open Mic Comedy Slam night at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) 9:30 pm, Wednesday May 14th.

May
15
Thu
2014
Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
May 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:


Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
Every Thursday from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
$8 kids – $12 adults – suggested donation

Join Stewart for a weekly learning and stewardship adventure at Camp Long, share in his unbounded knowledge and enthusiasm! We could find salamanders, owls, dragonflies, Sword Ferns and Bleeding Hearts! We’ll learn about their habitats and needs. All ages and knowledge levels will have a good time and learn something new. Meeting at the north end of the parking lot (the south end of the Lodge building). $8 – $12 per person suggested donation. Reservations suggested: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206-932-7225 (land). If rain is forecast, double check if class is going.

May
16
Fri
2014
Full Moon in the Forest @ Lincoln Park
May 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Friday, May 16, 2014, 8–9:30 pm
Where: Lincoln Park

Celebrate the earth by venturing into the forest when the moon is full. Experience Lincoln Park as a nocturnal animal. This program designed for those 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please come prepared with warm clothes.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $5 per person

Contact: Discovery Park Env. Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-386-4236
Contact Email: discovery.park@seattle.gov

May
20
Tue
2014
Tuesday Afternoon Lincoln Park Nature Hikes
May 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Tuesdays After School Lincoln Park Nature Hike Series
Every Tuesday afternoon – 3:30 pm–5:00 pm
Join Stewart for a weekly afternoon nature learning and stewardship adventure at Lincoln Park, sharing in his unbounded knowledge and enthusiasm. We’ll see what’s flying, crawling, sprouting and blooming and check on the resident owls. All ages and knowledge levels will have fun while learning more. Meet at the northern of Lincoln’s 2 parking lots by the kiosk (across from SW Rose St, between SW Thistle St and SW Monroe St. (first lot S. of the 76 Station)

$8 – $12 per person suggested donation. Reservations suggested: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 (land) If rain is forecast, double check if class is going.

May
23
Fri
2014
Tot Trek: Colors of the Rainbow @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
May 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 10:30–11:45am
Pre-registration required
Cost: $4 per person

Age 2-3
Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddlers. Take a hike through Camp Long searching for the animal homes in ponds, forests, and fields, Discover the colors of nature, and take a dip in the ponds to see what new life is springing up. Up to two children can be registered with one adult.

Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

Jun
7
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Jun 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

Prehistoric plants of Lincoln Park @ Lincoln Park
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

On Saturday, June 7, 2014, 1–3 pm, join a naturalist for an exploration of Lincoln Park in search of ferns and other plants dinosaurs may have eaten. This program designed for ages 7 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the north parking lot on Fauntleroy.

Jun
21
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Jun 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart after school for a first and third Saturday morning 10:30 am – noon learning and stewardship adventure at Camp Long. Both adults and kids will learn and have fun. Suggested donation $8–$12 per person to keep the work going! Meeting north of the parking lot, south of the Lodge building. Reservations suggested too – ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 (still luddite land)”

Free “Pet First” Workshop @ Muttley Crew Cuts
Jun 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

ACCES to Host FREE Pet First Workshop on Saturday, June 21st, 11:00 am–1:00 pm in West Seattle at Muttley Crew Cuts.

The free ACCES community workshop offers pet owners an overview of canine and feline first aid and CPR. Course topics include basic anatomy, how to obtain vital signs, types and signs of shock, orthopedic injuries, and basic bandaging. The seconds, minutes and hours following an emergency can be critical in determining the outcome. Pet owners are encouraged to come learn how they can help save their pets life. For more information, please visit http://www.criticalcarevets.com/community/acces-workshops.

Aug
3
Sun
2014
Open Mic Jam Night @ Feedback Lounge
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

It’s Open Mic Jam Night at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) 7:30 pm, Sunday nights in August:

Calling all budding rock stars, blues stars, jazz stars, and everything in-between: we’re hosting an Open Mic Jam Night every Sunday night in August, starting at 7:30PM. Hosted by Lynn Sorensen, bassist/electric violinist for Magic Bus, The Beard Brothers and The Fabulous Johnsons (Lynn even performed on tour for years with Paul Rodgers’ Bad Company), all you need to do is show up with your voice or your instrument – Lynn and his band has all the gear and can play any style of any music genre. Come show everybody what a rock star you are.

Aug
10
Sun
2014
Family Beach Safari at Me-Kwa-Mooks
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

From Seattle Parks & Recreation:


Celebrate the Earth by learning more about Puget Sound. Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful-a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet. This program designed for ages 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please meet at Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook across from Me-Kwa-Mooks Park on:

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 10 – 11:30 am

Open Mic Jam Night @ Feedback Lounge
Aug 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

It’s Open Mic Jam Night at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) 7:30 pm, Sunday nights in August:

Calling all budding rock stars, blues stars, jazz stars, and everything in-between: we’re hosting an Open Mic Jam Night every Sunday night in August, starting at 7:30PM. Hosted by Lynn Sorensen, bassist/electric violinist for Magic Bus, The Beard Brothers and The Fabulous Johnsons (Lynn even performed on tour for years with Paul Rodgers’ Bad Company), all you need to do is show up with your voice or your instrument – Lynn and his band has all the gear and can play any style of any music genre. Come show everybody what a rock star you are.

Aug
17
Sun
2014
Open Mic Jam Night @ Feedback Lounge
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

It’s Open Mic Jam Night at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) 7:30 pm, Sunday nights in August:

Calling all budding rock stars, blues stars, jazz stars, and everything in-between: we’re hosting an Open Mic Jam Night every Sunday night in August, starting at 7:30PM. Hosted by Lynn Sorensen, bassist/electric violinist for Magic Bus, The Beard Brothers and The Fabulous Johnsons (Lynn even performed on tour for years with Paul Rodgers’ Bad Company), all you need to do is show up with your voice or your instrument – Lynn and his band has all the gear and can play any style of any music genre. Come show everybody what a rock star you are.

Aug
22
Fri
2014
Vashon Sheepdog Classic Trial
Aug 22 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Vashon Sheepdog Trial celebrates working border collies and herding dogs on Vashon!

August 22nd to 25th, 2014
7 am-5 pm Daily
(directions to location here)

Tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets.

On over 30 acres of rolling green hills sheepdogs from across the US will have an opportunity to show their finesse as they take control of the wiley Willamette Valley lambs, courtesy of The Anderson Ranch of Brownsville, OR.

Misty Isle Farms welcomes people from all over the Puget Sound to picnic and enjoy these amazing working dogs. Spectators are welcome to attend the event at any time. Bring a picnic or enjoy the offerings at the trial site.

Admission to the trial is $8.00 at the gate. Packages for all three days are available. Children under 9 years of age are free. The trial will take place from dawn to dusk each day.

Tickets can be purchased in advance: www.brownpapertickets.com

*This is a National level Open competition with over 60 dogs competing for cash & prizes. It takes a whole day to finish one class. Which means non-stop competition all day Saturday & Sunday.

More info:

VashonSheepdogClassic.com
or
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vashon-Sheepdog-Classic/124659394222786

Aug
23
Sat
2014
Vashon Sheepdog Classic Trial
Aug 23 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Vashon Sheepdog Trial celebrates working border collies and herding dogs on Vashon!

August 22nd to 25th, 2014
7 am-5 pm Daily
(directions to location here)

Tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets.

On over 30 acres of rolling green hills sheepdogs from across the US will have an opportunity to show their finesse as they take control of the wiley Willamette Valley lambs, courtesy of The Anderson Ranch of Brownsville, OR.

Misty Isle Farms welcomes people from all over the Puget Sound to picnic and enjoy these amazing working dogs. Spectators are welcome to attend the event at any time. Bring a picnic or enjoy the offerings at the trial site.

Admission to the trial is $8.00 at the gate. Packages for all three days are available. Children under 9 years of age are free. The trial will take place from dawn to dusk each day.

Tickets can be purchased in advance: www.brownpapertickets.com

*This is a National level Open competition with over 60 dogs competing for cash & prizes. It takes a whole day to finish one class. Which means non-stop competition all day Saturday & Sunday.

More info:

VashonSheepdogClassic.com
or
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vashon-Sheepdog-Classic/124659394222786

Aug
24
Sun
2014
Vashon Sheepdog Classic Trial
Aug 24 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Vashon Sheepdog Trial celebrates working border collies and herding dogs on Vashon!

August 22nd to 25th, 2014
7 am-5 pm Daily
(directions to location here)

Tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets.

On over 30 acres of rolling green hills sheepdogs from across the US will have an opportunity to show their finesse as they take control of the wiley Willamette Valley lambs, courtesy of The Anderson Ranch of Brownsville, OR.

Misty Isle Farms welcomes people from all over the Puget Sound to picnic and enjoy these amazing working dogs. Spectators are welcome to attend the event at any time. Bring a picnic or enjoy the offerings at the trial site.

Admission to the trial is $8.00 at the gate. Packages for all three days are available. Children under 9 years of age are free. The trial will take place from dawn to dusk each day.

Tickets can be purchased in advance: www.brownpapertickets.com

*This is a National level Open competition with over 60 dogs competing for cash & prizes. It takes a whole day to finish one class. Which means non-stop competition all day Saturday & Sunday.

More info:

VashonSheepdogClassic.com
or
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vashon-Sheepdog-Classic/124659394222786

Open Mic Jam Night @ Feedback Lounge
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

It’s Open Mic Jam Night at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) 7:30 pm, Sunday nights in August:

Calling all budding rock stars, blues stars, jazz stars, and everything in-between: we’re hosting an Open Mic Jam Night every Sunday night in August, starting at 7:30PM. Hosted by Lynn Sorensen, bassist/electric violinist for Magic Bus, The Beard Brothers and The Fabulous Johnsons (Lynn even performed on tour for years with Paul Rodgers’ Bad Company), all you need to do is show up with your voice or your instrument – Lynn and his band has all the gear and can play any style of any music genre. Come show everybody what a rock star you are.

Aug
25
Mon
2014
Vashon Sheepdog Classic Trial
Aug 25 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Vashon Sheepdog Trial celebrates working border collies and herding dogs on Vashon!

August 22nd to 25th, 2014
7 am-5 pm Daily
(directions to location here)

Tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets.

On over 30 acres of rolling green hills sheepdogs from across the US will have an opportunity to show their finesse as they take control of the wiley Willamette Valley lambs, courtesy of The Anderson Ranch of Brownsville, OR.

Misty Isle Farms welcomes people from all over the Puget Sound to picnic and enjoy these amazing working dogs. Spectators are welcome to attend the event at any time. Bring a picnic or enjoy the offerings at the trial site.

Admission to the trial is $8.00 at the gate. Packages for all three days are available. Children under 9 years of age are free. The trial will take place from dawn to dusk each day.

Tickets can be purchased in advance: www.brownpapertickets.com

*This is a National level Open competition with over 60 dogs competing for cash & prizes. It takes a whole day to finish one class. Which means non-stop competition all day Saturday & Sunday.

More info:

VashonSheepdogClassic.com
or
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vashon-Sheepdog-Classic/124659394222786

Aug
31
Sun
2014
Open Mic Jam Night @ Feedback Lounge
Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

It’s Open Mic Jam Night at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) 7:30 pm, Sunday nights in August:

Calling all budding rock stars, blues stars, jazz stars, and everything in-between: we’re hosting an Open Mic Jam Night every Sunday night in August, starting at 7:30PM. Hosted by Lynn Sorensen, bassist/electric violinist for Magic Bus, The Beard Brothers and The Fabulous Johnsons (Lynn even performed on tour for years with Paul Rodgers’ Bad Company), all you need to do is show up with your voice or your instrument – Lynn and his band has all the gear and can play any style of any music genre. Come show everybody what a rock star you are.

Sep
11
Thu
2014
Nature Walk: History of Friends of Schmitz Preserve Park
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

History of Friends of Schmitz Preserve Park, Seattle
Leader: Ken Shaw
Date: Thursday September 11th, 6:00 pm– 8:00 pm

This stream corridor of rare old growth forest has been stewarded by a community of volunteers for decades. At a time when Seattle is at risk of losing 70% of its canopy in the next 20 years, groups like these are vital to reversing this trend. Steward Ken Shaw will discuss his holistic restoration approach.

In addition to the common old growth trees, there are plenty of mature western yews (Taxus brevifolia). You can find a 2003 plant list here.

Interesting history of the park here.

Trail description: Irregular terrain, some brief steep trails, mostly flat loop trail.
Elevation gain 150 feet.

Where to meet: Admiral Way & SW Stevens at the kiosk.
What to bring: Dress suitable for weather, it will be darker and colder under the canopy. Flashlight optional.
Contact:Ken Shaw, 206-937-2718

Trip limit: 12 people.

Sep
20
Sat
2014
Birds of Autumn @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Sep 20 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:30–10:30 am
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $3 per person

Fall migration is beginning. Explore the forest and meadow for travelers as well as resident birds. Learn birding techniques and tips from an experienced birder. All levels invited and beginners are welcome. Please bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. This walk is designed for adults and families with children ages 6 and older.

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone 206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

Sep
21
Sun
2014
Spiders of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

WHAT: Spiders of the Duwamish

WHEN: Sept. 21, 10 am–Noon

Explore the “Web of Life” along Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Talk at Longhouse followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park. Naturalist, Jeff Rahlmann. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 4Culture. Free admission & parking. Poster artwork by: Gerrad Stockdale.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1539185606313943/

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

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

SNAP: Prepare Your Pets for Disaster @ Southwest Library
Sep 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

At the Southwest Library on Sunday, September 21, 2014, 1:30–2 pm:

You’ve got a plan, you’ve got a kit, you know who to call during emergencies. How about your furry, scaled or feathered friends? We’ll provide tips and resources to make sure your pets stay safe, too.

Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) Shot workshops, from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, are short, skills-based workshops in partnership with the Library. These workshops are free and open to the public.

Library events are free and every one is welcome. This workshop is suitable for adult learners. Registration is not required.

Sep
27
Sat
2014
Family Field Day ‘Picnic in the Park’ @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Nature Consortium invites you to a community picnic and field day in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. This is a special event for all of our West Seattle neighbors to come together and celebrate our beautiful local forest. We will have live music, a scavenger hunt, art activities, and guided hikes through the forest. Bring a picnic, snacks will be provided.

Picnic in the Park
Saturday, September 27, 11 am–2 pm
West Duwamish Greenbelt
(accessible via the south parking lot at South Seattle College, or at the trail head at 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St)

Did You Know?

Located in the Delridge area of West Seattle, The West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest remaining forest in the city of Seattle at over 500 acres. That means you don’t have to travel outside of the city to enjoy the great outdoors.

The West Duwamish Greenbelt provides many benefits for the environment and the community. Bald eagles, hawks, foxes, salamander, and other local wildlife rely on the habitat this greenbelt provides.

The plants in the forest help to reduce storm water runoff, filter pollutants in the water, and reduce erosion. As these plants absorb carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the air, they also improve air quality and help reduce the effects of global warming.

And the best part? You don’t have to travel out of the city to experience the great outdoors. Urban forests like the West Duwamish Greenbelt are important community spaces that increase our city’s natural beauty and make the natural world accessible for everyone to enjoy.

Oct
5
Sun
2014
Blessing of the animals @ Peace Lutheran Church
Oct 5 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

A BLESSING OF ANIMALS/PETS IN HONOR OF ST. FRANCIS’ FEAST DAY

Pastor Erik Kindem and Peace congregation offer an opportunity to bless your special companion/pet on Sunday, October 5 @ Peace Lutheran Church, 39th Ave SW and SW Thistle. The blessing will take place on the Westside Patio (8316 39th Ave SW) at the conclusion of worship (11:45am). Community invited!

Oct
7
Tue
2014
Tot Trek – Autumn Colors @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Oct 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10:30–11:45am
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $4 per person

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Join us for a colorful celebration of fall in the forest. This program designed for 2-3 years olds with an adult companion.

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Open mic night @ The Cask
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

There will be an open mic with Alan Sobel at The Cask West Seattle (WSB sponsor) on Tuesday October 7th and 21st from 7-9 pm.

Signup at 6:30 pm, open mic from 7-9 pm.

Oct
11
Sat
2014
Full Moon Celebration @ Camp Long
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Full Moon Celebration
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8–9:30 pm
Pre-registration required
Cost: $5 per person

Adults, Families
Experience the forest bathed in moonlight. Test your senses without daylight. Experiment with how you would survive as a nocturnal animal. Surprises guaranteed! This program designed for adults and families with children ages 5 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Oct
18
Sat
2014
Friends of the Animals Foundation Cat & Kitten Adoption Event @ Next to Nature
Oct 18 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Friends of the Animals Foundation will be holding adoption events at Next to Nature in West Seattle:

Friends of the Animals Foundation is always available by appointment for cat/kitten adoptions at Next to Nature in the Alaska Junction. Our cats and kittens are locally rescued. All have been spayed/neutered, current on vaccines, combo tested, and treated for parasites.

We are also adding adoption events where adoption counselors are available on site:

These events are 11:30 am–3:30 pm

In addition we will also be on site at Next to Nature during the second Thursday Art Walks in July, August, and September.

Please bring a carrier, cash or check, and patience. Our small kittens are not suitable for homes with small children. Next to Nature offers a 10% discount on the day of adoption for supplies for your new cat!

Questions: info@fafseattle.org or (206) 719-4864

The Forest in the Fall @ Camp Long
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Forest in the Fall
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 1–3 pm
Pre-registration: yes
Cost: FREE

Adults, Families

Explore the forests of Camp Long. Find out about fantastic native plants and enjoy the autumn colors. This program designed for adults and families with children ages 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Oct
19
Sun
2014
Friends of the Animals Foundation Cat & Kitten Adoption Event @ Next to Nature
Oct 19 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Friends of the Animals Foundation will be holding adoption events at Next to Nature in West Seattle:

Friends of the Animals Foundation is always available by appointment for cat/kitten adoptions at Next to Nature in the Alaska Junction. Our cats and kittens are locally rescued. All have been spayed/neutered, current on vaccines, combo tested, and treated for parasites.

We are also adding adoption events where adoption counselors are available on site:

These events are 11:30 am–3:30 pm

In addition we will also be on site at Next to Nature during the second Thursday Art Walks in July, August, and September.

Please bring a carrier, cash or check, and patience. Our small kittens are not suitable for homes with small children. Next to Nature offers a 10% discount on the day of adoption for supplies for your new cat!

Questions: info@fafseattle.org or (206) 719-4864

Forest and Fish of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WHAT: Forest and Fish of the Duwamish

WHEN: October 19, 2–4 pm

Explore the Forest and Fish along Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Talk at Longhouse followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park. Naturalist, Chris Hoffer. Discussion to focus on the “web of life” with a message of environmental stewardship and urban habitat restoration. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 4Culture. Free admission & parking.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1539185606313943/

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

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

Oct
21
Tue
2014
Open mic night @ The Cask
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

There will be an open mic with Alan Sobel at The Cask West Seattle (WSB sponsor) on Tuesday October 7th and 21st from 7-9 pm.

Signup at 6:30 pm, open mic from 7-9 pm.

Oct
24
Fri
2014
Fairmount Park Elementary’s Fall Falcon Fest
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Falcons Fly Home: Join Fairmount Park Elementary for the Fall Falcon Fest

The Fairmount Park Elementary PTA (FPEPTA) invites alumni/alumnae of the newly expanded and reopened school to join us for our first festival, the Fall Falcon Fest on October 24th from 5-8 pm at the school.

Events for the evening include:
· Alumni tour (please email spirit@fpepta.org to register)
· Student craft booths
· Art stations – decorate a pumpkin, create a falcon-themed barrette or pin, make a lantern, and more!
· Add your own falcon to our “flock of falcons” art installation
· Join the cake walk
· Take your photo at the fall falcon photo booth
· Enjoy food trucks – no need to cut the evening short, stay for dinner! (Wicked Pies, Fusion on the Run, and The Cookie Cutter)

The event is free, although a suggested donation of $1 per person is welcome and donations to FPEPTA’s Annual Giving Campaign will be accepted (http://give.fpepta.org).

Visit the FPEPTA website to find out more about the fabulous things happening at the school. We are off to a great start and look forward to engaging with neighbors in the years to come.

All former Fairmount Park Falcons are strongly encouraged to join in the fun! If you have not yet shared your experiences with us at the FPEPTA website, please do so! We are treasuring the fabulous stories shared thus far.

http://fpepta.digitalpto.com/alums-and-neighbors/

For more information contact:
Shanti Breznau and Parie Hines
spirit@fpepta.org

Oct
26
Sun
2014
Animals Love Reiki! @ Mud Bay
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Animals Love Reiki!

On Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 3:00 pm–4:00 pm, Mud Bay presents a free demonstration of Reiki with Reiki Master Teacher Rose De Dan of Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing. Bring your animal companion, and experience support for body/mind/spirit. (For everyone’s safety please bring your companion either in a carrier or on leash/harness.)

Relaxing, non-invasive and enjoyable, Reiki (pronounced ray-kee) is an ancient and powerful method of energy healing for all beings. This gentle healing modality offers comfort for aging issues, promotes healing from injury or illness, reduces stress and pain, and relieves emotional
trauma/depression.

Rose De Dan, Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing, has been building bridges between people and animals for over 18 years. As a Reiki Master Teacher, shamanic practitioner, and animal communicator, she offers sessions and classes that help people heal themselves, their animals and the Earth. She lives in West Seattle, and is also the author of Tails of a Healer: Animals, Reiki and Shamanism. Visit her website at www.reikishamanic.com.

Nov
1
Sat
2014
Mushrooms of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WHAT: Mushrooms of the Duwamish

WHEN: November 1st, 10 am–noon

Explore the mushrooms along Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Talk at Longhouse followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park. Naturalist, Denise Rhiner. Discussion to focus on the “web of life” with a message of environmental stewardship and urban habitat restoration. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 4Culture. Free admission & parking.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1539185606313943/

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

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

Dec
5
Fri
2014
Tidepools by Flashlight @ Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook
Dec 5 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Friday, December 5, 2014, 9–10:30 pm at the Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook (across the street from Me-Kwa-Mooks park):

What a delight! Explore tidepools at night. Bring your family and friends for a beach adventure – by flashlight! A unique experience right here in the city. Please wear shoes that can get wet, dress in layers, and bring a flashlight if you have one. This program designed for adults and families with children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $5 per person
Pre-registration required:
206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov
or register online at SPARCS.

Jan
3
Sat
2015
Nature Hike Night: Owls, Old Trees, Stewart and the Stars @ Lincoln Park
Jan 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday December 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm–8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Lincoln Park Night Hike with the Owls, Old Trees, Stewart and even the Stars?:

(Added session after the Saturday, 12-20 rained out): Celebrate the natural community of owls, and others by flashlight under stars or clouds with fellow nature enthusiasts! Stewart shares his exceptional enthusiasm and knowledge! Listen and look for Barred Owls and their signs, from poop and pellets, to feathers on the forest floor. Tour also includes any other animal, plant, constellation or planet we find worth a comment or that anyone asks about. Meet at north parking lot kiosk, across from Rose St. Call (206 932-7225 -land ) or e-mail ( ecostewart@gmail.com ) to reserve a spot. If rain is forecast check answering machine outgoing message (206 932-7225) for a possible cancellation for heavier rain. (a light shower forecast should be OK.) Drop-ins can check for room, but if there are no
reservations, Stewart may not show.

Tidepools by Flashlight @ Constellation Park, Alki Beach
Jan 3 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:


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

Saturday, January 3, 9-10:30 pm (-1.3 tide at 9:47 pm)

Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach

Click here to RSVP for this event. RSVPs are encouraged but not mandatory.

Jan
17
Sat
2015
Owling, and Touring Lincoln Park at Dark @ Lincoln Park
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday January 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm–8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Celebrate Lincoln Park’s Natural Community at Night with our Human Community!:

Celebrate the natural community of owls, and others by flashlight under stars or clouds with your community of nature enthusiasts! Stewart shares his exceptional enthusiasm and knowledge! Listen and look for Barred Owls and their signs, from the poop and pellets under their perches to feathers that floated the forest floor. The park at dark tour also includes any other animal, plant, any constellation or planet that we find that seems worth a comment or anyone wants to know about. Meet at north parking lot kiosk, across from Rose St. Call (206 932-7225 -land ) or e-mail ( ecostewart@gmail.com ) to reserve a spot. If rain is forecast check my website or my answering machine outgoing message (206 932-7225) for a possible event cancellation due to excessively heavy rain (I won’t cancel for a light sprinkle.) Drop-ins can see if there is room, but if no one makes reservations, I may not show.

Jan
24
Sat
2015
Headbanger’s Ball – meet the woodpeckers! @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 9–11 am
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Don’t just sit there banging your head against the wall! Come on out to the woods and join some naturalists to explore the wonderful, wild and wacky world of woodpeckers. This program designed for ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE!

Pre-registration:
Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

Birds of Lincoln Park’s Blustery Beach @ Lincoln Park
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 10:30 am–12 pm
At Lincoln Park

Brave the elements of winter at Lincoln Park’s beach to view the best birds the season brings to our shores. Please bring a field guide and binoculars if you have them. A few are available for loan. Dress for blustery weather. This program designed for ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet the naturalist at the south parking lot on Fauntleroy.

FREE!

Pre-registration:
Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

Feb
7
Sat
2015
Feet First 3rd Annual Stairway Walks Day @ West Seattle
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, join Feet First for Stairway Walks Day. Urban explorers are invited to join one of free, guided neighborhood walks featuring outdoor stairways in West Seattle. Space is limited to 35 people per walk. Please RSVP in advance at www.feetfirst.org or http://stairwaywalksday2015.bpt.me/ (when the signup period opens).

On these stairway routes you’ll discover gems you wouldn’t see otherwise. Colorful mosaics, serene pocket parks, restored creeks and gorgeous home are quietly hidden amid these stairway passages. Come see the sights and learn the stories that only Seattle stairways can tell… and only your feet can take you!

All proceeds for this event help support Feet First’s mission to ensure all communities across Washington are walkable.

Suggested donations start at $10, with free admission for children under 18.
Pay what you wish – no one will be turned away from joining in the fun.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY:
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?FeetFirst/8720108786/cd831fc4da/d580c38f0f

The stairs, many of them more than 100 years old, form a network of “scenic byways” for neighborhood discovery – a priceless asset for outdoor fun, fitness and health. The stairway routes featured on Stairway Walks Day are from Cathy and Jake Jaramillo’s book Seattle Stairway Walks: An Up-and-Down Guide to City Neighborhoods. The book is intended to help urban adventurers discover and appreciate the beautiful greenspaces, history, art and architecture that make up the vivid fabric of our neighborhoods.

According to author and Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador Cathy Jaramillo, “Stairways are truly the scenic byways to neighborhoods, and we’re always curious about what’s at the top – or the bottom. They get you to, and between, places you’d probably never know about otherwise. We’re excited about celebrating them with so many people on Stairway Walks Day!”

More about Feet First: Since 2001, Feet First has worked to ensure that all communities in Washington are walkable. Walking is a vital transportation mode that connects communities, reduces pollution, improves health and physical fitness, and allows people to explore their natural environment.

Feb
14
Sat
2015
Valentine Pet and People Selfies @ Hotwire Coffee
Feb 14 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

What: Pet and People Selfies

When: Saturday, February 14th 8 am to 5 pm

Where: Hotwire Coffee (WSB sponsor)

Bring in your pet to Hotwire for a little love on Valentine’s Day. Pet selfies all day long in our covered patio with the giant Hotwire selfie heart. We’ll have special treats for the pets, and if you go to the Hotwire Facebook page, an offer you can claim for a free 8oz latte the day of the event.

It all happens at Hotwire’s #petwire event on Valentine’s.

Feb
21
Sat
2015
Kitty Harbor special adoption event
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Kitty Harbor is open this Saturday, Feb 21st, 12 pm–3 pm

Kitty Harbor has a total of 32 cats (4), kittens (20) and teens (8) up for adoption. Some real hard luck cases came in over the last 4–6 weeks and Delyn just couldn’t say no. Fifteen of the cats/kittens came from a female truck driver that drove all the to Washington to find a no kill shelter. Wow!

Please get to Kitty Harbor to adopt and please share. Let’s get everyone adopted so they don’t have to go into foster care until June.

Kitty Harbor
3422 Harbor Ave SW
[West] Seattle

206-935-1919

www.facebook.com/kittyharbor
www.kittyharborseattle.org

Mar
15
Sun
2015
Wearing O’ the Green @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2–4 pm
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Spring may be popping out all over. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and the coming o’ spring, take a forest stroll with a naturalist and enjoy the native plants of the Pacific Northwest. This program designed for ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free

Pre-registration required:
Contact Phone 206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

Mar
17
Tue
2015
Tot Trek – Spring Fling @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Mar 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 10:30–11:45 am
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $4 per person

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddlers. Take a hike through Camp Long searching high and low for all the signs of Spring. This program designed for 2-3 years olds with an adult companion.

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Apr
8
Wed
2015
Open Mic Night @ Feedback Lounge
Apr 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Feedback Lounge presents Open Mic Night Wednesday, April 8th at 8 pm:

Still haven’t summoned your inner American Idol? What are you waiting for while the world waits for you? Come sing, play, dance, recite. From there it’s a short leap to fame and/or fortune.

Hosted by Sheila Kay and the Wolftones
along with
Mikel Rollins on saxophone & bass

All are invited – Singers! Dancers! Musicians! Spoken Word!

Apr
12
Sun
2015
Birds and Habitats Hike @ Soundway Park
Apr 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

From Nature Consortium:

Starting in April, we’re introducing a new series of community events in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. On our guided forest hikes, you can explore our local parks and trails in a fun, educational, and family-friendly group. Each hike will center on a different theme or activity, including wildlife, scavenger hunts, plant systems, fitness, and more.

Birds and Habitats: Learn how birds benefit from our restoration efforts and see or hear who is singing and who is nesting at Soundway and maybe who is stopping in West Seattle during migration. The bird walk will be led by Mike Witter of Audubon Neighborhood Bird Project, an experienced birder who is familiar with birding by ear as well as the habitats offered in the greenbelt. Come rain or shine. Bring appropriate outdoor clothing and binoculars if you have them. Sunday, April 12, 8-10 am at Soundway Park (14th Ave SW & SW Holly St, Seattle)

There is no registration required for these Forest Hikes.

‘Catsino’ fundraiser for Furry Faces, AARF and more @ Beveridge Place Pub
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

What do Pig Craps, BlackCat 21, Hotwire Snip ‘em, and Studless Draw all have in common? They are the entertainment portion of our annual Catsino Silent Auction!

Come on out to meet four local rescue groups and bid on unusual, unique silent auction items! All proceeds benefit Furry Faces Foundation, A.A.R.F., Community Cat Coalition, and Regional Animal Services of King County.

Catsino Silent Auction
Sunday, April 12th, 2 pm–6 pm
Location: The Beveridge Place Pub

You’ll also get to visit and play games with our local business friends! Check out our Facebook page each day to see who is playing and what silent action items have been added.

Pre-Sale Ticket Outlets-Save $5
By Purchasing Your Ticket Early!

Tickets are just $25 at the door or save $5 by purchasing your ticket by April 5th at one of our four ticket outlets.
• Beveridge Place Pub: 6413 California Ave SW, 932-9906 (Morgan Junction)
• Hotwire Coffeehouse: 4410 California Ave SW, 935-1510 (Alaska Junction)
• Pet Elements: 6701 California Ave SW, 206-932-0457 (Morgan Junction)
• The Beer Junction: 4511 California Ave SW, (206) 938-2337 (Alaska Junction)

Each Catsino Silent Auction guest will receive a door prize ticket, one free drink ticket, and hors d’oeuvres. ‘Use your ‘Vaccination Record Passport’ as a guide to visit and play at each table,’ says Teri Ensley, F3 Leader, ‘every time you play for at least five minutes at a table you have not visited before, you will receive a stamp. Play at six different tables, you’ll earn an extra Grand Raffle ticket; play at nine different tables—another Grand Raffle Ticket; play at all thirteen and earn a total of three grand raffle tickets!”

‘This is a chance for our community to meet our local business owners in a fun, personal setting and learn more about animal rescue groups’, says Gary Sink and Terri Griffith, Owners or Beveridge Place Pub, ‘and, if you like what you hear ‘n’ see, drop a few dollars into their donation bucket or sign up to volunteer with them! We know that A.A.R.F., Community Cat Coalition, Regional Animal Services of King County and Furry Faces Foundation folks are looking forward to meeting all of you!’

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/furryfacesfoundation or email furryfaces@hotmail.com

**Catsino Silent Auction entertainment is a Recreational Gaming Activity***
Catsino Bucks have no monetary value and all prizes are non-monetary.
The ticket price only covers expenses and reasonable costs
The Beveridge Place Pub is a 21 and over establishment

Apr
18
Sat
2015
Greater Seattle Aquarium Society auction @ West Seattle Christian Church activity center
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Happening this year at the West Seattle Christian Church Activity Center:

The Greater Seattle Aquarium Society’s annual auction will return to West Seattle Christian Church on Saturday, April 18th. Registration and previews will start at 9 am, and bidding will begin at 10 am.

Locally raised freshwater fish and aquatic plants, used aquarium equipment, and new goods donated by national manufacturers and local sponsor stores will be offered.

The event is free and open to the public. More information at www.gsas.org.

Apr
25
Sat
2015
Family Scavenger Hunt Forest Hike @ Pigeon Point Park
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

Starting in April, we’re introducing a new series of community events in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. On our guided forest hikes, you can explore our local parks and trails in a fun, educational, and family-friendly group. Each hike will center on a different theme or activity, including wildlife, scavenger hunts, plant systems, fitness, and more.

Family Scavenger Hunt: A team event! Earn points for finding native plant species, making art, and completing challenges. This scavenger hunt will take you into the West Duwamish Green Belt and challenge you to see the forest with new eyes. Taste some wild edibles, fly a kite, and maybe kiss a banana slug (if you’re game). Team registration begins at 10 am with a celebration and awards at noon. Saturday, April 25, 10 am–noon at Pigeon Point Park (1901 SW Genesee St, Seattle)

There is no registration required for these Forest Hikes.

May
3
Sun
2015
North Delridge (Cottage Grove) Tree Walk @ Greg Davis Park
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Courtesy of the NDNC:

Join Tree Ambassador Patrick for a tour of North Delridge’s green spaces and neighborhood trees, along with some interesting history about the Cottage Grove neighborhood. The walk is less than 1.5 miles and is suitable for all ages.

When: Sunday, May 3rd, 10:00 am–12 pm

Where: Greg Davis Park – adjacent to the information board (SW Brandon & 26th Ave SW)

For more information and to RSVP, visit:
www.seattle.gov/trees

This event is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there.

May
11
Mon
2015
Plant Identification Walking Tour @ Soundway Trailhead
May 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

Plant Identification in the West Duwamish Greenbelt
Monday May 11, 6:30-8 pm
Soundway Trailhead

FREE!

The West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest forest in the City of Seattle, supporting a variety of forest types and plant communities. Come for an early evening exploration of this little-known gem of a park in West Seattle and work on your plant identification skills. Meet at the trail head at 14th Ave SW & SW Holly Street at 6:30 PM. The hike will be led by local botanist Cathie Conolly. Please register at www.naturec.org/forest-hikes.

May
20
Wed
2015
Roxhill Park’s Butterflies, Birds and Blooms @ Roxhill Park
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore nature at Roxhill Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Roxhill Park’s Butterflies, Birds and Blooms

Roxhill Park
May 20, 2015 at 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Tour Roxhill Park with local naturalist Stewart Wechsler 14 years after a restoration project turned a lawn into a devoloping forest with a diversity of native plants. See which birds now make a home there. We may see which flowers and plants this years unusually large crop of Painted Lady butterflies use for nectar or egg laying. Oriented towards an adult and senior audience.

Meet at the north park entrance on SW Barton St, equivalent to one block west of 26th Ave SW, by the bus stop at the end of the Rapid Ride C line, across from the Westwood Village sign.

$15 suggested donation

For information or to pre-register, e-mail ecostewart@gmail.com or call Stewart at 206 932-7225

May
31
Sun
2015
Little Pilgrim School Alumni event @ Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall
May 31 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Sunday, May 31st, 11:30 am–1:30 pm – Little Pilgrim School Alumni event at Fauntleroy Church:

If you or anyone you know EVER attended Little Pilgrim School, this event is for you!

WHEN: Sunday, May 31st, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
WHERE: Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church
WHAT: Meet and greet former Little Pilgrim School students, families and teachers! Refreshments! Pictures! Raffle drawing! Bid farewell to longtime teacher Barbara Smith who will be retiring at the end of this school year.

Please visit www.Littlepilgrim.org (or click on the LPS link from the Fauntleroy Church website) to complete the short alumni survey.

Questions? Contact (206)932-5600 or lorrie@fauntleroyucc.org.

Jun
22
Mon
2015
‘What Does A Restored Forest Look Like?’ Hike @ Soundway Trailhead
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

On our guided forest hikes, you can explore our local parks and trails in a fun, educational, and family-friendly group. Each hike will center on a different theme or activity, including wildlife, scavenger hunts, plant systems, fitness, and more.

Please register for the hike here:
http://www.naturec.org/forest-hikes

What Does A Restored Forest Look Like?
Monday, June 22, 6:30-8 pm
Soundway Trailhead (14th Ave SW & SW Holly St, Seattle)
The Green Seattle Partnership has a goal of restoring 2,500 acres of City-owned forested parkland, with a scale of 0-4 to classify each phase of restoration. Phase 0 indicates a site where restoration has yet to begin and Phase 4 indicates a restored forest that is in need only of periodic monitoring and maintenance. As of this Spring several of Nature Consortium’s work sites have reached the holy grail of “fully restored” status-Phase 4! Come take a walk in the greenbelt to experience and take a look at a variety of restoration sites, including our prized Phase 4 sites. This hike will be led by Restoration Director Lizzie Zemke.

Jul
5
Sun
2015
Kitten adoption event @ Next to Nature
Jul 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Friends of the Animals Foundation
Kitten Adoption Event

When: Sunday, July 5th from 10 am-2 pm NEW TIME (see comments) 9 am-noon

Where: Next to Nature 4543 California Ave SW

Why: We have many rescued kittens now spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, combo tested, treated for parasites-all in need of wonderful homes

Who: Your family (children ages 6 years + please for our kittens)

Please bring a carrier, cash/checkbook, rental agreement/mortgage statement
We have an application and contract process
Kittens are $125 for one and $185 for two
Adult cats are $50
Adoptions can be done at other times but are by appointment only.

Questions? info@fafseattle.org or (206) 719-4864
FAF is a 501(c)3 all-volunteer non-profit

Applications are available at Next to Nature or on our website at www.fafseattle.org

Cats are also available for adoption by appointment.

Jul
18
Sat
2015
Westcrest Dog Party Extravaganza @ Westcrest Park Off-Leash Area
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join the Westcrest Off-Leash Area community as we celebrate our favorite (and only) West Seattle Dog Park!

Saturday July 18th
10 am–2 pm
Westcrest Off Leash Area
9000 8th Ave SW

Free gift bags for the first 250 attendees
$10 off pet licensing for 15 dogs – first come, first served

Each visitor will receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win:
* A dog-friendly vacation to the coast
* An Invisible Fence
* Dog food for a year
* A pet adoption from Seattle Animal Shelter plus a pet store gift card
* Professional pet photography session
* Veterinarian care
* Grooming
…and more!

Free family-friendly events include:
* A frisbee competition starting at 11 am
* Costume contest starting at 12 pm
* A talent show at 1 pm
* Private photo sessions on site throughout the day!

Event booths will be hosted by:
King County RainWise | Seattle Animal Shelter | Citizens for Off-Leash Areas | Friends of Westcrest OLA | Master Composter Soil Builders | Mud Bay | Pet Pros

Aug
9
Sun
2015
‘Restoration Reunion’ and demonstration with David Rogers @ Log House Museum
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Two-part “Restoration Reunion” on Sunday, Aug. 9, to feature outdoor demonstration, dinner speech by log preservationist David Rogers:

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is thrilled to welcome back to West Seattle the log-home preservationist who was the contractor for restoration of its “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum 18 years ago.

David Rogers will be the special guest of the historical society for two events on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. His appearances are supported by 4Culture.

~ The first event, free and open to the public, will run from 2 to 4 pm in the museum’s Circle Courtyard, 3003 61st Ave. S.W., where Rogers will conduct an interactive demonstration of log-restoration techniques and describe in detail the hands-on work he did on the museum.

~ The second event, at 6:30 pm is a fundraiser for the historical society, is a no-host dinner and speech at West 5 Lounge in the West Seattle Junction, at which Rogers will speak about the importance of preserving and restoring log structures. Admission is a $10 donation, payable at the door or online at http://www.loghousemuseum.info/events/welcome-back-david-rogers/. (Any food or drink ordered is in addition to the donation.)

Reservations are being taken for both events at
http://www.loghousemuseum.info/events/welcome-back-david-rogers/.

Rogers, who has operated his Logs & Timbers business from Rhododendron, Oregon, since 1983, has successfully helped scores of private organizations and public agencies to achieve their preservation goals.

He inspired countless thousands with his hands-on helming of the Log House Museum’s back (south) wall in 1996-1997. His craftsmanship on behalf of the museum is highlighted in a 6-minute video that is viewable at http://www.loghousemuseum.info/events/welcome-back-david-rogers/.

Aug
10
Mon
2015
Wetlands 101: Guided hike @ Soundway Park
Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

Join Nature Consortium for another guided hike in the West Duwamish Greenbelt! Wetlands are diverse and dynamic ecosystems, and we’re lucky to have many of them in West Seattle. They support a unique and important array of plants and animals, especially in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. On this hike we will look at wetland soils, talk about what constitutes a wetland, examine wetland plants, look at wetland indicators when water isn’t present, and discuss the functions of wetlands in the overall landscape. Free and open to the public. Four-legged friends welcome on leash.

Monday, August 10, 6:30-8 pm
Soundway Park (14th Ave SW & SW Holly St)

Hosted by Nature Consortium. Please RSVP at
www.naturec.org/forest-hikes/

Aug
27
Thu
2015
Washington State Animal Response Team Fundraiser @ Beveridge Place Pub
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Engine House #9 Brewer’s Night & Fundraiser for Washington State Animal Response Team!

Drink great beers for a great cause! We scheduled this brewer’s night with Engine House #9 several weeks ago with an amazing line-up of Belgian-style brews in mind. The proliferation of wildfires throughout the state prompted us to combine BPP’s two passions — enjoying awesome beer and helping animals!

We’ll have 9 beers on from E9 (see what we did there?), including all four releases of their Ferme Agrume Farmhouse series, plus award winning beers like Golden Berry Wild, Tacoma Wild, and Nefelibata Flanders Red! In addition to donating $1 per glass of E9 brews, we’ll be raffling off some cool glassware and t-shirts from numerous breweries! These funds will be donated to Washington State Animal Response Team.

The Washington State Animal Response Team is a 100% volunteer organization that assists in rescuing domestic animals in emergency situations. They have opened an emergency companion animal shelter in the Okanagan to help people who needed to evacuate their homes take care of themselves by taking care of their animals for them.

Sep
19
Sat
2015
Evening Walk with the Owls, Ravens and Other Life Forms @ Lincoln Park
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday September 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm–8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Evening Walk with the Owls, Ravens and Other Life Forms at Lincoln Park:

Stewart shares his exceptional enthusiasm and knowledge of Lincoln’s natural community as we look for the Barred Owls and their signs, and listen and look for Seattle’s first successful nesting pair of Ravens, and their fledgelings, since urbanization pushed this species out many decades ago. The tour also includes any other plant or animal that anyone may want the story of. Adult level programming, but suitable for kids that don’t dominate. Meet at the north parking lot kiosk, across from Rose St. Call or e-mail to reserve a spot: 206 932-7225 (land ) orecostewart@gmail.com If rain is forecast check this website or my outgoing message on my answering machine (206 932-7225) for a possible cancellation due to excessively heavy rain (I won’t cancel for a light sprinkle.) Suggested donation $10 – $15.

Sep
24
Thu
2015
Remember Me Thursday candle-lighting ceremony @ Hotwire Online Coffeehouse
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Furry Faces Foundation is uniting with animal-lovers and animal welfare organizations from around the world to participate in a candle-lighting ceremony for the 3rd annual Remember Me Thursday®. The candles, which will be lit on the exact same day across the world, will honor the millions of pets who lost their lives without the benefit of a loving home. By uniting in this way, on one very special day, the worldwide awareness campaign shines a light on the millions of pets still awaiting adoption and encourages communities to opt to adopt and reduce the millions of orphan pets euthanized each year. Furry Faces Foundation invites our Greater West Seattle community to the Remember Me Thursday candle-lighting ceremony, Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 7 pm, taking place at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor).

Be a part of the movement at this very special Remember Me Thursday® candle-lighting ceremony. We will start the evening at 6:00 pm for those that would like to come out to meet the rescue groups and add some glitter to their candles. We will also have some candles available for purchasing, glittering and lighting. At 7:00 pm we will gather for the lighting ceremony which will include opening remarks by a very special community member, a video, reading of the Remember Me Poem and then the lighting of the candles which will be placed on the hugely drawn word ‘Adopt’ so we can shine a light on all of the deserving, loving animals that need homes.

“Only 30% of pets in US households come from rescue facilities and animal welfare organizations. The rest come from pet stores, puppy mills, strays and non-reputable breeders,” says Teri Ensley, Furry Faces Foundation President. “Millions of beautiful orphan pets die every year without the benefit of a loving home, simply because the public is not aware of how truly amazing these animals are.”

“Our local and national rescue groups see so many wonderful pets that are simply abandoned because their owners had to move or didn’t understand the time and care that a pet requires,” says Linda Turner, Furry Faces Foundation Secretary. “These pets can be purebred, well-behaved, loving animals but they don’t get a second chance because there is so little awareness of the types of animals available at local rescue facilities. Together, we can educate people about these magnificent animals.”

Furry Faces Foundation is located in West Seattle. For more information about how we keep pets and people together, (and out of shelters and/or rescue groups), please see www.furryfacesfoundation.org, FB www.facebook.com/furryfacesfoundation, or contact us at furryfaces@hotmail.com. Stay tuned for more announcements and updates.

Oct
10
Sat
2015
Cat adoption event @ High Point Community Center
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Are you looking for the perfect pet? Shelter cats give unconditional love!

On Saturday, October 10 from Noon–3:00 pm, come to the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor) where Seattle Animal Shelter will have adorable cats and kittens from their foster care programs available for adoption. Foster parents will be with the cats and kittens and can give you information about their personalities and best traits, helping make a perfect match!

Adoption packages include:
· Initial vaccinations
· Deworming
· Feline Leukemia testing
· Certificate for free health exam at local veterinarians
· Spay or neuter
· Microchip
· Seattle Pet License (if applicable)
· For faster entry into the event, you can fill out this adoption application in advance –

http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/AnimalShelter/CatAdoptionMar09.pdf

For more information:
http://www.seattle.gov/animal-shelter/events-and-resources#/?i=1

Oct
18
Sun
2015
Greyhound Pets ‘Meet & Greet’ @ Mud Bay
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Greyhound Pets, Inc. will be holding a “Meet and Greet” from 11 am–1 pm, Sunday October 18th at the Admiral Mud Bay. We welcome everyone in our neighborhood and beyond to get acquainted with these gentle souls! Please join in and pet the hounds.

Oct
25
Sun
2015
Greyhound Pets ‘Meet & Greet’ @ West Seattle Farmers' Market
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Greyhound Pets, Inc. will be holding a Greyhound Meet & Greet at the West Seattle Farmers Market on October 25 from 10 am–2 pm.

Please join us to meet retired racing greyhounds, learn about greyhound adoption and find out about volunteer opportunities.

Click here www.greyhoundpetsinc.org for more information.

Nov
18
Wed
2015
Stunt Puppy group run @ West Seattle Runner
Nov 18 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Meet at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) Wednesday Nov 18th at 6:15 pm for a group run:

Bring your pooch and try out the Stunt Puppy running leashes and see if it makes your run with your dog a less jarring experience. Complete with poo bags, water and treats for your furry best friend (If the Hydrant is open by then, we will try and have a get together there after the run. Does anyone have any deets on the business? We can’t find much online but we see a storefront and stopped in last week and construction was being done.)

All our group runs meet at West Seattle Runner, are free, and there is no need to pre-register.

Jan
6
Wed
2016
Audoubon Society Birdwalk in Lincoln Park
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Lincoln Park, Seattle
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 – 10:00 am
Leaders: Patty North and Dick Lazeres
Meeting Point: Southern-most Lincoln Park parking lot on Fauntleroy Way SW (8600 block
of Fauntleroy Way SW)

Lincoln Park is in West Seattle near the Fauntleroy ferry dock. We will stroll the beach seeking good looks at waterfowl and wander the forest to discover winter residents. Great walk for beginners. Bring binoculars if you have them. (Available on loan from the Seattle Audubon Nature Shop.) Dress for blustery winter weather. About 2 miles of mostly level walking with one climb back to our starting point.

More info:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

Jan
13
Wed
2016
Open Mic @ The Treehouse Lounge
Jan 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

January 13th We have an Open Mic at The Treehouse Lounge. Sign up at 7:15 pm; we start at 8 pm. Bring your Music, Poetry and passion. Equipment and back available. All ages till 11 pm. With your host Alan Sobel.

Jan
22
Fri
2016
Evening low tide beach walk at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Jan 22 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

Fri, 22 Jan, 2016
8:30 pm–10:30 pm

Click here to RSVP for this event. RSVPs are encouraged but not mandatory.

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
6
Sat
2016
Evening low tide beach walk at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Feb 6 @ 8:30 pm – 10:15 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:

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

Sat, 6 Feb, 2016
8:30 pm–10:15 pm

Click here to RSVP for this event. RSVPs are encouraged but not mandatory.

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
17
Wed
2016
Audoubon Society Birdwalk in Lincoln Park
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Lincoln Park, Seattle
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – 10:00 am
Leaders: Dick Lazeres and Anne Jacobs
Meeting Point: Southern-most Lincoln Park parking lot on Fauntleroy Way SW (8600 block
of Fauntleroy Way SW)

Explore the woodland and the waterfront, listening and looking for the birds of winter. We will have a scope available, please bring binoculars if you have them. There will be stairs and a hill to walk up. Beginners welcomed and encouraged.

More info:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

Feb
24
Wed
2016
Treehouse Lounge Open Mic
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Febuary 24th sign up at 7:15 pm, start at 7:30 pm. Bring your music, comedy, poetry and the rest will happen!

Mar
21
Mon
2016
Furry Faces Foundation’s 10th Birthday Party @ Beveridge Place Pub
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

They say it’s our birthday! So we’re gonna have a party! And you are invited!

Furry Faces Foundation‘s 10th Birthday Party
March 21st, 6:30–8:30 pm

Let’s celebrate 10 years of keeping pets and their humans together at our south headquarters, the Beveridge Place Pub. All of you have made a positive difference in the lives of pets and people. Hope you will join us for cake, fun and a complimentary raffle!

See you soon!

Cheers,
Teri, Linda and Tammy

Apr
5
Tue
2016
Tot Trek – Colors of Spring @ Camp Long Environmental Center
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 10:30–11:45 am
What: Tot Trek – Colors of Spring
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Ages: 2–3 with an adult – FREE

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Trek through Camp Long searching field, forest, stream, and pond. Discover the colors of spring. This program designed for 2-3 year olds accompanied by an adult.

Event #148709

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Apr
30
Sat
2016
Owl Hoot @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 7:30–9 pm
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Celebrate all the life on our amazing planet by joining us for a dusk-to-dark owl prowl through Camp Long’s forest. This program designed for adults and children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

$5 per person

Pre-registration required:
Contact Phone 206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

May
3
Tue
2016
Tot Trek – Search for Salamanders @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 10:30–11:45 am
What: Tot Trek – Search for Salamanders
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Ages: 2–3 with an adult – FREE

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Discover life under logs and leaves; be part of your child’s first encounter with a salamander. This program designed for 2-3 year olds accompanied by an adult.

Event #148710

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

May
21
Sat
2016
Catio Tour Seattle
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Two West Seattle locations are part of this year’s Catio Tour:

After a successful debut tour in 2015, Catio Tour Seattle is back. On Saturday, May 21, 2016 (noon-4 pm) more cat-loving communities will showcase their inspiring backyard transformations, which help keep their feline friends safe and their neighborhoods a haven for wildlife.

Catios are enclosed patios for cats – a space where they can enjoy the sights and smells of the great outdoors, and stay protected from busy roads and wild predators.

Window box or freestanding, DIY or custom design, catios are a growing trend in the US – popular not only for the safe enrichment they offer their feline residents but for the added protection they provide for birds and wildlife.

From Bothell to West Seattle, this year’s tour features 11 catios of all shapes and sizes. Tour participants can choose to visit some or all of the locations, and along the way they’ll have the opportunity to talk to catio owners as well as meet the lucky felines who enjoy these safe outdoor spaces. The event is sponsored by PAWS, Catio Spaces and The Humane Society of the United States.

There is a suggested donation of $10 to help support education programs at PAWS. All additional proceeds from this fun event benefit animals in need at PAWS.

A tour map, addresses and catio information will be provided to all registered participants prior to the event.

Melissa Moore, education manager at PAWS, says “We’re thrilled to be back with this fun event. Catio Tour Seattle is not only about showcasing some of the best feline real estate Seattle has to offer. It’s also about promoting something that is very close to our heart here at PAWS – a source of healthy outdoor enrichment for cats that ultimately keeps our wildlife safe too.”

Registration happens at catiotourseattle.com.

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

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

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

Facebook event page here.

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

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

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

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

$25 or any contribution.

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

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

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

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

Jun
4
Sat
2016
West Seattle High School all-school reunion @ West Seattle High School
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Jun
5
Sun
2016
Benefit for Bulldog Haven NW @ Alaska Street Tattoo Parlour
Jun 5 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Alaska Street Tattoo Parlour is having an event for Bulldog Haven NW Sunday, June 5 from 11 am–7 pm. $50 tattoos from select flash. All proceeds (except tips) go to BHNW. People will have to sign up for a spot (starting at 11 am). Cash only.

Jun
10
Fri
2016
‘Summer Kickoff’ event @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association‘s Cultural Events Series:

Summer Kickoff, June 10th, 5-8 pm
at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

Totem Star presents Summer Kickoff, an annual youth arts showcase featuring music, dance, spoken word, and more. Singer/songwriters, bands, emcees, poets, dance crews, and DJs ages 12-21 build life skills and community through helping plan, promote, and produce the event. Open mic spots are available to any youth performers, with attendance open to the general public.

Learn more about the Cultural Events Series: http://dnda.org/culturalseries/events/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SSC Arboretum
Seattle Conifer Day
Pruning Demonstration
10 am to Noon

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

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

Food Truck
– near Northwest Wine Academy

Seattle Public Library Cart
– NWWA Patio

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

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

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

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

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

Kitty Harbor
3422 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, Washington 98126

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

Phone: (206) 935-1919

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

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

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

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

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

Kitty Harbor
3422 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, Washington 98126

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

Phone: (206) 935-1919

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

Jun
18
Sat
2016
Environmental Education Station Event @ Camp Long
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

This event is free and open to the public.

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

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

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

‘Bark of Morgan’ Dog Show @ Morgan Junction Park
Jun 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Morgan Community Association (morganjunction.orgMoCA) is pleased to announce the return of the ‘BARK OF MORGAN’ DOG SHOW at the Morgan Junction Community Festival on June 18, 2016. The ‘Bark’ kicks off with the Pooch Parade through the Festival Grounds followed by Canine Contests. There are seven contest categories this year, with judging by audience applause.

This is the 11th year of the popular Morgan Junction Community Festival held in and around Morgan Junction Park in West Seattle. As in past years, the Festival and the Bark of Morgan will occur rain or shine!

Here are the Bark of Morgan details:

1:30 PM – POOCH PARADE: Leashed dogs and their human should line up by 1:30 pm north of Morgan Junction Park in SW Eddy Street. Costumes are encouraged. The parade will go through the Festival Grounds back to Eddy Street.

1:45 PM – CANINE CONTESTS: The contests take place north of Eddy Street after the Parade. Contest categories are:

* Highest Jump
* Smallest Dog
* Best Urban Village Dog
* Best Trick
* Best Costume
* Longest Tail
* Best Owner/Dog Look Alike

Contest winners are based on the audience ‘applause-o-meter’, as determined by the MC.

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

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

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

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

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

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

*Lowest summer tides

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

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

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

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

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

Jul
23
Sat
2016
WSHS Class of 1996 – 20th Reunion @ Dakota Park Place
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you!!

Jul
24
Sun
2016
WSHS Class of 1996 – 20th Reunion @ Hiawatha Park
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you!!

Aug
20
Sat
2016
West Seattle High School Class of 1971 reunion @ WS Golf Course
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Dogs Days of August Beerfest benefitting Furry Faces Foundation:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug
26
Fri
2016
Shelter pet adoption event @ West Seattle Thriftway
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

During the West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) Dog Days of Summer, find your new best friend during the Adopt a Shelter Pet event:

Friday, August 26th 3 – 6 p.m.
Saturday, August 27th 12 – 3 p.m.

The Seattle Humane Society’s MaxMobile will be full of cats, dogs, and other pets ready for on-the-spot adoption!

The Dog Days of Summer events support the Humane Society of Seattle / King County.

Aug
27
Sat
2016
Shelter pet adoption event @ West Seattle Thriftway
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

During the West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) Dog Days of Summer, find your new best friend during the Adopt a Shelter Pet event:

Friday, August 26th 3 – 6 p.m.
Saturday, August 27th 12 – 3 p.m.

The Seattle Humane Society’s MaxMobile will be full of cats, dogs, and other pets ready for on-the-spot adoption!

The Dog Days of Summer events support the Humane Society of Seattle / King County.

Sep
8
Thu
2016
Presentation: Exercise Your Pet – Even Indoors! @ Daystar Retirement Village
Sep 8 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Exercise Your Pet-Even Indoors!

Daystar Retirement Village hosts VCA West Seattle Veterinary Hospital for a presentation on the importance of exercising your pets as well as parasite prevention.

Thursday, September 8th
2:30 pm –Activity Room

RSVP 206-937-6122

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our project’s objectives are:

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

Sep
24
Sat
2016
Hate-Free Delridge Community Gathering @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

What started out four weeks ago with a meeting of concerned neighbors reacting to a hate crime in Pigeon Point has developed into a cohesive grass-roots group, determined to bring people together with the message of tolerance, inclusion, and community.

Dubbed a “party with a purpose,” the Hate-Free Delridge Community Gathering will be held September 24th in the Thelma Dewitty Theater at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Doors will open at 4 pm, with free dinner at 5 pm. Bring a dessert to share, if you wish! All Delridge-area residents are invited, as well as the broader West Seattle community.

Hate-Free Delridge wants people to have fun, too. So, there will be music provided by local musicians, and open-microphone time for attendees to share their thoughts or, if so inclined, perform a song or two. A PA system, mixer, speakers, and microphones will all be provided. Activities for kids are planned as well.

An after-party is planned at The Skylark across the street (3803 Delridge Way SW) for anyone who wishes to continue the conversation and have a cool one.

Oct
2
Sun
2016
“Blessing of the Animals” event @ West Seattle High School (parking lot)
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church will offer blessings for animals in the West Seattle High School parking lot next door (3000 California SW) at 1:00 pm on Sunday October 2nd, 2016.

“Blessing of the Animals” is an annual tradition around the Feast Day for St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals.

The community is invited to bring all creatures great and small for this celebration and thanksgiving for the gift of animals. This is an annual event hosted by the people of St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Seattle.

Oct
15
Sat
2016
POSTPONED – ‘Mutts ‘n’ Martinis Yappy Hour’ event @ Stay! Doggie Daycare & Boarding
Oct 15 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Because of the weather, this is being postponed.

Furry Faces Foundation Announces our first ever Mutts ‘n Martinis… a yappy hour.

Get your cocktail attitude on and bring your dog! Local guest bartenders each feature their signature drink; delish noshes; dog bakery truck; dog games; two rescue groups; a dog ruff-le; silent auction; and more. You don’t have to bring a dog to attend…you just need to love dogs like we do.

Date: October 15th, 4–7 pm
Location: Stay! Doggie Daycare & Boarding, 10027 14th Ave SW, West Seattle
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1247032711986925/

Guest Bartenders From
-Smarty Pants Garage
-Whisky West
-Outwest

Two Local Rescue Groups
-Animal Aid & Rescue Foundation
-Emerald City Pet Rescue

Special Guests
-Cascade Heights Veterinary Center
-The Seattle Barkery – a food truck for dogs

DON’T MISS OUT! GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY! TWO WAYS TO PURCHASE:

1. Online! DOG TICKETS are $5.00 and include one dog ruff-le ticket. We are limited to 40 total dogs so get your ticket fast! Purchase your dog ticket here via our Facebook event, clicking on:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=QDPC3KRM2SFKN

HUMAN TICKETS are $20.00 and include food, fun and 4 drink tickets, valued at $8.00. Purchase your Human Ticket here via our Facebook event, clicking on:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WPKZWXFA26TZQ

2. Run to one of our West Seattle ticket outlets!
-Pet Elements, 6511 California Ave SW,
-The Wash Dog, 6400 California Ave SW
-Stay! Doggie Daycare & Boarding, 10027 14th Ave SW

Note: This event is indoor/outdoor so dress warm or bring a coat

Note: ID is required, even if you are 95 years young

Note: Dogs must be spay or neutered, dog friendly and up to date on vaccines in order to partake.

Oct
16
Sun
2016
Blessing of the animals @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On Sunday, Oct. 2nd, Fauntleroy Church will host a free “blessing of the animals” at 2:00 pm in the sanctuary, with reception to follow.

All God’s creatures are invited to the sanctuary for a brief, beautiful, fun service to bless them for their daily gift of unconditional love. Bring a photo if your pet is shy or is no longer with you. And come for the joy of it, whether you currently have a pet or not! Refreshments for all to follow.

9140 California Ave. SW; fully accessible. www.fauntleroyucc.org or 206-932-5600.

Nov
5
Sat
2016
Longfellow Creek Watershed Walk & Salmon Watch @ Dragonfly Pavillion
Nov 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

From Puget Soundkeeper Alliance:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec
10
Sat
2016
Windermere Santa Paws pet photos @ Windermere West Seattle
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

It’s the annual Windermere Santa Paws event!

Date: Saturday Dec. 10th
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Place: Windermere WS

This is a free event that invites families, and their pets, to come take a picture with Santa! We are accepting canned food donations for the West Seattle Food Bank.

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

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

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

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

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

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb
4
Sat
2017
Gibbous Moon Walk with the Stars, Owls and Trees @ Lincoln Park
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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