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
24
Sat
White Center Repair Time fix-it event @ WC Community Center gym
Mar 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

White Center Repair Time fix-it
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
White Center Community Center gym
1321 SW 102nd

Bring in your small household items and clothing, and our experienced “fixers” will try to repair and mend them. Free!

With these repair events, we aim to keep stuff out of the landfill, conserve resources and save you money!

You must be present during the repair. There is no assurance an item can be fixed, or that attempting to fix it won’t break it even more.

Please only bring items small enough to be easily carried in by one person. Do not bring any items that are leaking, dangerous, contain gasoline, or have a strong odor. Clothing and other textiles you bring in for mending should be washed first.

Please sign up in advance if possible to let us know what you plan to bring, so our fixers can be prepared. For specialized repairs (which many are), please bring any specific parts or materials needed for your repair.

To sign up or if you have questions about any King County repair events, please contact Tom Watson by e-mail or at 206-477-4481. Thanks!

Jun
21
Thu
Fix-It Party with West Seattle Timebank, Sustainable West Seattle, West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Timebank, Sustainable West Seattle, & West Seattle Tool Library are having a Fix It Party!

Thursday, June 21, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Youngstown Cultural Center

Bring your torn, your too-long, your cracked, your miswired, your I-think I’m-doing-it-wrong and get some help, advice, and restore your stuff to its former glory. Suggested projects: holes in clothing, pants that need hemming, missing buttons, lamps that don’t turn on anymore, broken figurines and pottery, and anything else that just needs a little attention and skill. Bring a dish to share if you like.

It’s a potluck too. Enjoy breaking bread with your neighbors and learning about Sustainable West Seattle and the West Seattle Timebank.

More Info: westseattletimebank.org

Dec
15
Sat
West Seattle Tool Library Winter Garage Sale @ West Seattle Tool Library
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

We have too many tools! Help us find new homes for them! Hundreds of
tools for sale–from yard tools all the way up to scroll saws. Come
check out our winter garage sale and add to your collection.
Compressors, shovels, and rakes. Painting and tiling tools.
Power tools and hundreds of other items!

Dec
30
Sun
West Seattle Sportsmen’s Club Open House @ Roger Dahl Rifle Training Range
Dec 30 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join the West Seattle Sportsmen’s Club for an open house at the Roger
Dahl Rifle Training Range [under the West
Seattle Stadium].  Learn more about the club, adult rifle and
pistol leagues, the youth rifle team, and upcoming training and
classes–all happening at Seattle’s oldest indoor range. Information
about firearm safety and suicide prevention will also be available.

Jan
21
Mon
Restorative Justice and Healing @ Youngstown Theater
Jan 21 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for Restorative Justice and Healing, our MLK Day of Service event in partnership with United Way of King County. Childcare and community dinner are provided.

In honoring Dr. King on this day of service, DNDA will engage Delridge and surrounding communities in constructive conversation about how race and justice influence each other in modern-day America. In examining what it means to have justice, this event will bring together neighbors of all ethnicities and races to bridge our differences and communicate through a restorative justice approach.

Utilizing the peacemaking circle, participants will engage in a non-hierarchical discussion and learn through the collective wisdom embedded in the stories and lived experiences of all participants.

This event will include a screening of the film Healing Justice, which explores the causes and consequences of the U.S. justice system and its effect on marginalized communities.

Local service-based organizations will be invited to participate and advocate for the resources they provide—including organizations like Hate Free Delridge and Young Women Empowered. Following the event, all participants and volunteers will be invited to continue discussing over a community dinner.

Please register here by Jan 18, 2019.

Feb
2
Sat
Chess Tournament @ West Seattle Elementary School
Feb 2 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

West Seattle Elementary School will host a state-qualifying chess tournament for children grades 1-5.

The tournament will take place in the school gym and cafeteria and will feature five rounds, each beginning approximately at 9:00am, 10:15am, 11:45pm, 1:00pm, 2:15pm.

The trophy presentation will take place at 3:30pm.

The tournament serves as a qualifier for the Washington State Elementary tournament. United States Chess Federation (USCF) membership is not required. The tournament is Northwest Scholastic Rating System (NWSRS) rated.

Registration is available at nwchessreg.

Feb
19
Tue
Never Again Is Now – Day of Remembrance @ South Seattle College
Feb 19 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

At South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

This year’s Day of Remembrance event will feature a panel discussion featuring South staff and faculty impacted by the incarceration, and a keynote address from Mark Mitsui, President of Portland Community College. Join us as we discuss parallels with the current climate of hate, the immigration ban, border crisis and the separation of families. How does resistance to discrimination differ now compared to 75 years ago? All students, staff, faculty and community members are welcome to attend.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019
Time: 10:30-1 p.m.
Location: South Seattle College, Jerry Brockey Student Center, Room A (campus map)

For more information please contact Monica Lundberg, at monica.lundberg@seattlecolleges.edu.

Feb
28
Thu
Exploring Our Collective Memory: An Invitation to Reflect on U.S. History @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Lady of Guadalupe Immigrant Ministry is excited to host Professor Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos, PhD from the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture at Seattle University on Thursday, February 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the School Hall.

Together, we will explore our collective memory with regards to our immigration history. Most of us in the U.S. today are either immigrants or the descendants of immigrants. With the exception of our Native American brothers and sisters and the descendants of enslaved free peoples from Africa, many of us or our forebears immigrated to this country seeking a better future and freedom from persecution, violence, or poverty. Reflecting on the history of U.S. immigration in light of Catholic Social Traditions can remind us why fighting for policies that honor the dignity of our migrant brothers and sisters is a matter of faith and a matter of justice.

Mar
23
Sat
Drywall Repair Class @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Drywall is incredibly common in our homes, and it looks great! Until it doesn’t. Professional drywall repair can cost hundreds of dollars per incident. Come learn how to repair the dings and dents that life inflicts on walls with Mike, a professional home remodel expert with over 50 years of experience. This class will cover repairing holes, cracks, dings, and water damage so your walls always look beautiful and your wallet stays full.

Class fee is $40, which allows us to compensate our instructors for their time and cover our costs for running the class. The Tool Library is supported 100% by donations from members and class fees.

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Opening Celebration–High Point Play Area Renovation @ High Point Community Center and Walt Hundley Playfield
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Everyone is invited to come to the park on Saturday, March 23 to enjoy a few hours of fun and celebrate completion of the play area renovation with a spring ribbon cutting celebration.

This improvement project relocates the existing play area to the south open lawn area providing ADA access and increased safety by making the play area more visible from the street. The new play area size increases from 1,280 sf to 5,260 sf and upgrades it to our standard size for a community center.

The new play equipment features swings, slides and many climbable features. The park features a rolling hill with net climber, and an overhead climbing structure.

In addition to the play elements the project incorporates two new seating areas, one adjacent to the play area and another in the location of the old play area.

In partnership with the Seattle Greenways Initiative, the project incorporates a bike path that connects the play area and Walt Hundley Playfield to a future Greenway proposed by SDOT at 34th Ave SW.

The location of the old play area will be restored to an informal open lawn as requested by the community.

Mar
24
Sun
On Being Gendered: A Workshop for Everybody @ Admiral Church
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This free workshop series is designed for friends, family, and others who want to better understand how gender relates to everyone whether trans*, gender fluid, cis-gender, non- binary, etc.

Find more information at admiralchurch.org.

Spring Ride to Seapine (Bike and Brew) @ Starbucks Coffe
Mar 24 @ 1:15 pm

Sponsored by West Seattle Bike Connections

Meet in front of Starbucks in the West Seattle Junction on California SW at SW Alaska.

Arrive by 1:15pm for check in, safety briefing. Rolling at 1:30 PM

Start the season off right with a Spring Ride to Seapine Brewing–an easy 10 mile trip from the Junction to Downtown, with an extended layover at Seapine Brewing in SODO. We’ll meet just after the Farmer’s Market (so folks can load up on snacks).

This is a great ride for beginners, with low elevation and a steady pace. This ride is also a great way to test out the bike commute from West Seattle to Downtown–please RSVP at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2002078670088240/

Mar
26
Tue
Harvest of Empire Film Screening @ Fauntleroy Church
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Harvest of Empire examines the role of the United States military and economic interests in Latin American countries. It documents the relationship between United States’ intervention in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador, and the surge of migration from those nations. It links this exodus to the present massive Latino population in the United States.

Mar
31
Sun
On Being Gendered: A Workshop for Everybody @ Admiral Church
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This free workshop series is designed for friends, family, and others who want to better understand how gender relates to everyone whether trans*, gender fluid, cis-gender, non- binary, etc.

Find more information at admiralchurch.org.

Apr
7
Sun
On Being Gendered: A Workshop for Everybody @ Admiral Church
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This free workshop series is designed for friends, family, and others who want to better understand how gender relates to everyone whether trans*, gender fluid, cis-gender, non- binary, etc.

Find more information at admiralchurch.org.

Apr
14
Sun
See ‘Trickle Down Town’ at Tibbetts @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Apr 14 @ 11:30 am

Free movie by local filmmaker – ‘Trickle Down Town’ @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Sunday, April 14 @ 11:30 am

This 113 minute movie by local filmmaker Tomasz Biernacki is a thought-provoking documentary about the homeless crisis in Seattle. There is deft interweaving of in-depth stories of community members who are living the crisis on the streets with interviews of political leaders and community advocates, vivid images of the current state of affairs and a poignant examination of the roots of homelessness in the region. Biernacki paints a picture of a city struggling to come to grips with an unprecedented emergency.

You’ll find this production offers an alternative viewpoint to recent broadcasts and through the crisis it finds a few glimmers of hope. It features Camp Second Chance in West Seattle, a community that is successfully stabilizing the lives of its residents so they can work on moving forward.

Tibbetts is located at 3940 41st Ave SW. Light snacks will be available during the movie; we welcome all and encourage you to invite your family and friends!

The filmmaker has made Trickle Down Town available for free to any Puget Sound organization or group that wants to host a private or public screening. If you’re unable to attend the showing at Tibbetts or would like to see the trailer and more information, go to the Filmmaker’s website http://www.pechara.com/

For more details and to see the trailer, go to https://www.tibbettsumchurch.org/news

Apr
27
Sat
Earth Day Walk @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am

Celebrate Earth Day 2019! Everyone is welcome!

Join us either at Holy Rosary or Our Lady of Guadalupe Church to walk to the Rotary View Point totem pole (35th Ave. SW and SW Alaska St.–near West Seattle Stadium) where we will celebrate God’s creation and pray for its protection.

If possible, please bring gloves as we will be collecting litter as we go.

Posters and signs are welcome.

This event is co-sponsored by Holy Rosary Church and OLG Green Ministry.

Earth Day Walk @ Holy Rosary Church
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am

Celebrate Earth Day 2019! Everyone is welcome!

Join us either at Holy Rosary or Our Lady of Guadalupe Church to walk to the Rotary View Point totem pole (35th Ave. SW and SW Alaska St.–near West Seattle Stadium) where we will celebrate God’s creation and pray for its protection.

If possible, please bring gloves as we will be collecting litter as we go.

Posters and signs are welcome.

This event is co-sponsored by Holy Rosary Church and OLG Green Ministry.

May
8
Wed
An Evening with Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ @ Walmesley Center
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Experiencing Kinship on the Margins: Changing the Way We Look for Happiness

All are invited to an Evening with Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ at Our Lady of Guadalupe on Wednesday, May 8 from 7-9pm in the Walmesley Center (7000 35th Ave SW, Seattle 98126).

Fr.”G” is founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world.  He is also a best-selling author of two books, Tattoos on the Heart and Barking to the Choir. In his talks, Fr. G shares stories and much wisdom about difficult realities, humanity, restorative justice, community and God’s boundless love and compassion.

Learn more and get tickets at https://frgatolg.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are also on sale at OLG parish, school and after weekend Masses.  Contact Jennifer with questions: jibach@olgseattle.org.

May
19
Sun
Bystander Intervention Workshop–Anti-Hate Alaska Junction @ Admiral Congregational Church
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Anti-Hate Alaska Junction works to reduce hate in our neighborhood by providing Bystander Intervention Workshops.

The leader reviews brain science, including the reality of emotional responses, their effects on brain chemistry, and the resulting triggering of our fight/flight/freeze survival responses. Participants apply new knowledge and practice new skills by running scenarios of hate-based interactions with the goal of de-escalating the situations. Working as an aggressor, a target, or an intervening bystander, participants learn by doing, not by listening.

There will also be an opportunity to have an extra practice session on Sunday, June 2 at 2:00 pm.

The workshop is FREE, but donations are accepted. To register, email antihate3@gmail.com or just walk in. Visit our website at www.antihatealaskajunction.wordpress.com

This workshop will be the third of four scheduled to take place in 2019.

Aug
4
Sun
Sunday Running Club at Ounces @ Ounces Taproom and Beer Garden
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm

Hey Runners! Join our Sunday running club for all fitness levels. Like to exercise, drink beer, and meet others in your hood? Then this group is for you! Strollers and pets welcome.

How it works? Meet at Ounces on Sundays at noon. Come every Sunday or pick and choose when you would like to participate. Whether you want to run 2, 5, or 10 miles, we’ll match you with others at your level and send you running.

Then, when you’re done, drink beer at Ounces! Runs are free and start and finish at Ounces.

Come to 12+ runs and earn an official Ounces Running Club t-shirt.

Aug
24
Sat
Axe Throwing at Ounces @ Ounces Taproom and Beer Garden
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Want to try axe throwing? Now is your chance. PNW Axe Throwing will be at Ounces with their axe throwing trailer. Hop in the ring and give it a go!

Aug
25
Sun
Highline Premier Football Club and West Seattle Food Bank Food Drive @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Save the date for a special event to “Fill the Goal” for the West Seattle Food Bank and Highline Premier Football Club.

Plan to bring a non-perishable food item and enjoy fun soccer-related games and activities with Highline Premier coaches and players. The event will be at Walt Hundley Playfield from 5 to 8 PM on Sunday, August 25th.

See you there!

Aug
31
Sat
Cycle History 2019: The Places of Community @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Aug 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Cycle History 2019: The Places of Community

The Log House Museum and West Seattle Bike Connections present: The Places of Community.

Join us for a ride from Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC) on an 8.8 mile route at a leisurely pace (10-12 mph)!

The theme for this ride is Community Gathering Places. We will stop at several places in West Seattle where neighbors have come together to socialize, garden, play music, talk about the neighborhood, and play outside, in places planned and built by neighbors. Knowledgeable local historians will tell us stories.

This will be the third annual Cycle History ride hosted by Southwest Seattle Historical Society and West Seattle Bike Connections.

Let’s meet at the HPIC at 9:30 am for our pre-ride safety briefing and ride theme description. Then, let’s depart at 10:00 am.

We will climb and descend hills at our own pace, and our goal will be to stay together. We will take it very easy on the hills on this route.

Restrooms are available at the start. We will stop along the way for restrooms and water at mile 8.2 at Highland Park Playfield.

There will be no food stops. Bring snacks if you wish.

You are encouraged to pre-register on the Cascade Bicycle Club page. There is no need to unregister if you decide not to ride. Pre-registration closes at 7:30 am on day of ride. After 7:30, just show up and register at the start.

Kids are welcome. Parents/guardians please read and comply with Cascade’s policies for children riding their own bikes.

Bring a spare tube and tools to fix a flat, just in case. Please have full fenders if the roads are wet, or you may be asked to ride at the rear of the group.

Any kind of bike is OK. Please check your tires, brakes and chain in advance.

Note: If weather conditions meet the weather cancellation criterion–steady rain cancels–or if there are unforeseen hazardous riding conditions, the Ride Leader will post a ride-canceled note in the Comments section on the Cascade Bicycle Club page at least two hours prior to the start, and Ride Leader(s) will not be at the start location.

We hope you can join us!

Sep
7
Sat
Westcrest Park Forest Restoration Project @ Westcrest Park
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Westcrest Park Forest Restoration Project with DIRT Corps.

Join DIRT Corps in revitalizing Westcrest Park. We are working on the parcel of land on West Edge, and it is overgrown with Himalayan blackberries! It’s up to us and our volunteers to bring it under control. Let’s work together to gradually transform and maintain Westcrest Park to make it into an even greater public space for everyone to enjoy. Get outside and learn about restoration methods while improving the health of a forested neighborhood park. The beginning of this volunteer event will include a brief weed identification.

Please bring water and also lunch if you think you are going to get hungry. DIRT Corps will provide coffee and light refreshments.

Contact: veronica@thedirtcorps.com. Registration is available online.

Celebrate 80 Years of Climbing Schurman Rock at Camp Long’s Mountain Fest @ Camp Long
Sep 7 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Seattle Parks and Recreation opens historic Camp Long for its free, family-friendly Mountain Festival on September 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.—where anyone, from novices to hard-core enthusiasts, can get their hands on the rocks and feet off the ground.

Visitors to the Camp Long Mountain Fest will find an exhilarating mix of climbing, conviviality, and challenge. They can test themselves on the high ropes course,* and swap stories afterwards, or simply enjoy some downtime and spirited conversation with kindred climbers around the fire pit, eating hot dogs and s’mores (vegetarian options available).

Vertical World, a local climbing gym, will run a climbing wall where individuals can scale the same rock that Clark Schurman and Fred Beckey, living legends among Northwest mountaineers, used to practice on.* Schurman Rock was constructed between 1938 and 1939 by the Works Progress Administration, and is believed to be the first artificial climbing structure in the U.S.. Mountain Madness, a climbing guide and mountaineering company, will run a rappel station down the camp’s “Glacier Wall.”

Visitors can also listen to presentations from Mountaineers Books authors including Jeff Smoot, Linnea Westerfield, and Susan Elderkin. Camp Long cabins will host local artists including photographer Holli Margell and Molly Hashimoto. In addition, multiple community organizations will be on site to discuss nature-focused issues from noxious weeds to bird identification.

* Space for climbing and ropes course is limited so early arrival to the festival and sign-up is encouraged. Waivers are required for all climbing activities and will be available at the lodge.

All events are free and take place at Camp Long (5200 35th. Ave. SW). Located in West Seattle, this 68-acre park offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy nature, hike in the forest, camp overnight in rustic cabins, rock climb, and learn about natural history. A talented staff of naturalists and ropes-course staff lead ongoing group environmental education and rock climbing classes. Programs at Camp Long are designed to be fun, educational, and interactive experiences for all ages.

For more information about the Camp Long Mountain Fest, please call 206-423-3460 or visit the Camp Long climbing rock page. Camp Long Mountain Fest is sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Associated Recreation Council. Partners include O2 Outdoor Opportunities Program, Girl Scouts of Washington, Mountain Madness, Mountaineers Books, WA Alpine Club, Vertical World, and King County Noxious Weed Program.

Sep
15
Sun
Bystander Intervention Workshop @ Admiral Congregational Church
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Anti-Hate Alaska Junction works to reduce hate in our neighborhood by providing Bystander Intervention Workshops.

Visit our website at www.antihatealaskajunction.wordpress.com for information about hate in Seattle and in the US.

In this session, the bystander intervention workshop leader reviews brain science–including the reality of emotional responses, their effect on brain chemistry, and the resulting triggering of our fight/flight/freeze survival responses.

Participants apply new knowledge and practice new skills by running scenarios of hate-based interactions with the goals of de-escalating the situations and supporting the target. Working as an aggressor, a target, or an intervening bystander, participants learn by doing, not by listening.

The next workshop is Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 2 to 4 pm at Admiral Congregational Church, 4320 SW Hill Street, Seattle. There will also be an opportunity to have an extra practice session on Sunday, October 6.

The workshop is FREE, but donations are accepted.  To register, email antihate3@gmail.com or just walk in.

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

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

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

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

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

For more information contact: Mariska@earthcorps.org.

Sep
28
Sat
Westcrest Park Forest Restoration Project @ Westcrest Park
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Westcrest Park Forest Restoration Project with Dirt Corps.

Location: Westcrest Park, Seattle.

Parking is available in the south parking lot off of SW Henderson St, next to the dog park. Meet at the most southern part of the park.

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate

Time Commitment: Four hours

Join DIRT Corps in revitalizing Westcrest Park. We are working on the parcel of land on West Edge that is overgrown with Himalayan blackberries! It’s up to us and our volunteers to bring it under control. Let’s work together to gradually transform and maintain Westcrest Park as an even greater public space for everyone to enjoy.

Get outside and learn about restoration methods while improving the health of a forested neighborhood park. The beginning of this volunteer event will include a brief weed ID.

Please bring water and also lunch if you think you are going to get hungry. DIRT Corps will provide coffee and light refreshments.

Registration is available online.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mushroom Walk at Camp Long.

Ages 12 and older. Pre-registration required.

Oct
12
Sat
Lifelong Recreation: Practicing Gentleness in Every Chapter of Your Life @ High Point Community Center
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites anyone 50+ to join in this Lifelong Recreation event. Increasing the awareness for self-care is the goal for this practice. Practicing healthy self-care is the first step in becoming a healthier caregiver for our family and friends.

On the day, we’ll concentrate on cultivating four areas of gentleness practice:

  1. Seeing: Emotional Clarity:  Increasing your self-awareness through paying attention to physical and emotional expressions in your everyday life
  2. Hearing: Genuine Communication:  Connecting your head and heart to practice gentleness
  3. Feeling: Authentic Confidence:  Practicing gentleness through resolving conflicts between your head and heart
  4. Reality Check: Practicing gentleness to be part of your daily routine.

The event is scheduled to be led by Laura Tsang, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.


Lifelong Recreation programs focus on physical activity, social engagement, education, arts, creativity, and healthy lifestyles. Recreational programs are designed to serve adults of all abilities–those who are physically active, those who are just becoming active, and those who have age-related limitations. Lifelong Recreation programs are aimed at increasing individual health and wellness while fostering a stronger, healthier community. Many of our participants boast about completing a half marathon each year, making meaningful social connections, losing weight, increasing flexibility and balance, and traveling to regional destinations. Join the fun if you’re 50+!

Oct
13
Sun
Fall Family Forest Adventure @ Camp Long
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

Fall Family Forest Adventure at Camp Long.

All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and everyone attending must be registered for the program.

Oct
22
Tue
Medicare 101 @ High Point Community Center
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

If you or a family member is new to the federal Medicare program, it can be confusing and frustrating at first glance. This session will help you better understand the many different parts of Medicare and what your options are when you enroll in Medicare. This “Welcome to Medicare” seminar is informational only. No specific plans or companies will be discussed, and the presenter is not connected with the Federal Medicare Program.  Please reserve your spot early.  It’s Open Enrollment!


Lifelong Recreation programs focus on physical activity, social engagement, education, arts, creativity, and healthy lifestyles. Recreational programs are designed to serve adults of all abilities–those who are physically active, those who are just becoming active, and those who have age-related limitations. Lifelong Recreation programs are aimed at increasing individual health and wellness while fostering a stronger, healthier community. Many of our participants boast about completing a half marathon each year, making meaningful social connections, losing weight, increasing flexibility and balance, and traveling to regional destinations. Join the fun if you’re 50+!

Nov
4
Mon
South Seattle College SAP Speaker Series: Tim Wise @ Jerry M. Brockey (JMB) Center, Conference Rooms A & B
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Timothy Jacob Wise is an American anti-racism activist and writer. Since 1995, he has given speeches at over 600 college campuses across the U.S. He has trained teachers, corporate employees, non-profit organizations, and law enforcement officers in methods for addressing and dismantling racism in their institutions.

Tim will join us for a 50-minute talk followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. This event is free and open to the public! Community members are welcome! Doors open at 11:00 a.m. The speaker begins at 12:00 p.m. (50 minute talk followed by a 30 minute Q&A.)

Sponsored by the Student Activities & Programs Committee (SAP).

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

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

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

Winter Wander Along Longfellow Creek at Camp Long.

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

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

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

Everyone attending the program must be registered.

Meet the leader at the Camp Long Lodge.

Dec
13
Fri
Nighttime at the Beach @ Me-Kwa-Mooks Beach West Seattle
Dec 13 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Enjoy a unique Salish Sea adventure. Bring a flashlight and join a Seattle Urban Nature Guide at Me-Kwa-Mooks beach for a captivating urban nature outing/tidepool exploration at night. Program starts at Emma Schmitz Viewpoint. Please wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces and dress for the weather.

Ages 18 and up. Everyone attending must be registered for the program.

Dec
21
Sat
Nyabinghi Drumming and Singing @ Lincoln Park
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for some Nyabinghi drumming and singing, which comes from Jamaican Rastafarian culture! We will have a drum circle along with dancers who will teach dance steps and songs. Songs sheets will also be provided!

Dec
22
Sun
Yemaya Gathering @ Lincoln Park
Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Gather with family and friends to learn and share the Mixteco indigenous language. Learn Mixteco words through planting, painting, and drawing. All ages are welcome.

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

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

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

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

Jan
8
Wed
Belly Dance Class in West Seattle @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn to Belly Dance with Leslie Rosen.

We’ve got our eye on you! Dance into the new year! Blast into 2020 with a clear vision of health, vitality and uplifting fun!

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

Belly dance class in West Seattle @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center:

  • Six week sessions on Wednesday nights.
  • The next session begins January 8, 2020.
  • Drop-in students are welcome at 6pm and 7pm.

For more information, visit our website: Leslie Rosen.

Jan
30
Thu
Race and Culture Dialogue Series (part 2) @ South Seattle College
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Is it possible for people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and economic status to live in real community? Yes it is.

Join us as we engage in positive dialogue aimed at breaking down social barriers and stereotypes in order to build bridges to a more unified Seattle.

Part 2 of our six-part series takes place on January 30th. Doors open at 6pm and the forum beings at 6:30pm sharp?
Panelists Include:

The event will be hosted by Bishop Ray Rogers, Senior Pastor at Pacific Northwest Regional Covenant Fellowship Churches.

Future Series Dates and Locations:

  • South College, February 13th
  • Garfield Community Center, March 13th
  • Rainier Valley Cultural Center, April 16th
  • North Seattle College, May 14th

Provided in partnership with the Seattle City Department of Neighborhoods.

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]