West Seattle Event Calendar

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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.

Oct
27
Sun
Avalon Glassworks Art Glass Pumpkin Patch
Oct 27 all-day

At Avalon Glassworks: Hundreds of glass pumpkins will be for sale at our annual patch. Most are $30-$95 each, in all colors and many sizes. Traditional orange to purple, you’ll find all colors and styles. Curly stems, straight stems, tiny pumpkins, large pumpkins, many have accents of gold on the ribs.

Open 10 am-6 pm weekdays and 10 am-5 pm weekends.

https://www.avalonglassworks.com/our-products/the-art-glass-pumpkin-patch-2019/

Oct
28
Mon
Avalon Glassworks Art Glass Pumpkin Patch
Oct 28 all-day

At Avalon Glassworks: Hundreds of glass pumpkins will be for sale at our annual patch. Most are $30-$95 each, in all colors and many sizes. Traditional orange to purple, you’ll find all colors and styles. Curly stems, straight stems, tiny pumpkins, large pumpkins, many have accents of gold on the ribs.

Open 10 am-6 pm weekdays and 10 am-5 pm weekends.

https://www.avalonglassworks.com/our-products/the-art-glass-pumpkin-patch-2019/

LibraryLab: Puzzle Room @ Delridge Library
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

Do you like solving puzzles? This week at LibraryLab drop-in for a puzzle room challenge. Can you break into one of our locked boxes in 30 minutes or less?

LibraryLab introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop-in for monthly self-directed challenges, mess around with cool inventor kits and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

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

Oct
29
Tue
Avalon Glassworks Art Glass Pumpkin Patch
Oct 29 all-day

At Avalon Glassworks: Hundreds of glass pumpkins will be for sale at our annual patch. Most are $30-$95 each, in all colors and many sizes. Traditional orange to purple, you’ll find all colors and styles. Curly stems, straight stems, tiny pumpkins, large pumpkins, many have accents of gold on the ribs.

Open 10 am-6 pm weekdays and 10 am-5 pm weekends.

https://www.avalonglassworks.com/our-products/the-art-glass-pumpkin-patch-2019/

Oct
30
Wed
Avalon Glassworks Art Glass Pumpkin Patch
Oct 30 all-day

At Avalon Glassworks: Hundreds of glass pumpkins will be for sale at our annual patch. Most are $30-$95 each, in all colors and many sizes. Traditional orange to purple, you’ll find all colors and styles. Curly stems, straight stems, tiny pumpkins, large pumpkins, many have accents of gold on the ribs.

Open 10 am-6 pm weekdays and 10 am-5 pm weekends.

https://www.avalonglassworks.com/our-products/the-art-glass-pumpkin-patch-2019/

Oct
31
Thu
Avalon Glassworks Art Glass Pumpkin Patch
Oct 31 all-day

At Avalon Glassworks: Hundreds of glass pumpkins will be for sale at our annual patch. Most are $30-$95 each, in all colors and many sizes. Traditional orange to purple, you’ll find all colors and styles. Curly stems, straight stems, tiny pumpkins, large pumpkins, many have accents of gold on the ribs.

Open 10 am-6 pm weekdays and 10 am-5 pm weekends.

https://www.avalonglassworks.com/our-products/the-art-glass-pumpkin-patch-2019/

Nov
2
Sat
LibraryLab Drop-In: Puzzle Room @ Southwest Branch Seattle Public Library
Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

At the Southwest Branch Library:

Do you like solving puzzles? This month at LibraryLab drop-in for a puzzle room challenge. Can you break into one of our locked boxes in 30 minutes or less?

Librarylab is an all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through play, experimentation, and discovery. Drop in for self-directed challenges and let us show you how to do and create amazing things as you tackle our building challenges.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

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

Nov
7
Thu
West Seattle Chamber luncheon @ The Kenney
Nov 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

WSCC November Luncheon:

Seattle Economic Forecast – November Luncheon
Please join us for the last luncheon of 2019. It will be an interesting and informative one!

The 2020 Seattle Economic Forecast will be delivered by Acting Director of Economic Development, Bobby Lee. Bobby will give our business members a look at the changes economically in Seattle. Expect an update on industry growth, retention efforts and any other pertinent information on the growth and vitality of Seattle. Hear about industry strengths and impacts the companies have on our economy, workforce and how it affects the overall quality of life. He will also provide additional information and resources to promote business expansions, growth and start ups, and how the Department of Economic Development can be useful to your business.

About Bobby Lee.

Registration is required. Space is limited. Based upon availability.

Early Registration Rates
Register by November 4, 2019
$35 General Admission
$25 WS Chamber Members

Based upon availability…
Register November 5, 2019 or later
$40 General Admission
$30 WS Chamber Members

Nov
8
Fri
Fauntleroy Fine Art and Holiday Gift Show 2019 @ Fauntleroy Church
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Browse the work of 18 area artists and artistic crafters during this 10th annual show and take home something special for a loved one or to enjoy yourself.

Fauntleroy Fine Art & Holiday Gift Show @ Fauntleroy Church
Nov. 8 @ 5:00-8:00 pm
Nov. 9 @ 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Nov. 10 @ 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Participating artists are listed here (PDF).

Nov
9
Sat
Fauntleroy Fine Art and Holiday Gift Show 2019 @ Fauntleroy Church
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Browse the work of 18 area artists and artistic crafters during this 10th annual show and take home something special for a loved one or to enjoy yourself.

Fauntleroy Fine Art & Holiday Gift Show @ Fauntleroy Church
Nov. 8 @ 5:00-8:00 pm
Nov. 9 @ 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Nov. 10 @ 11:00 am-2:00 pm

HPIC Holiday Bazaar 2019 @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

From the Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC):

Holiday Bazaar

November 9th
10 am-3 pm
20+ vendors
Bar is open
Food for sale by HPIC volunteers

Shorewood Elementary Holiday Bazaar 2019 @ Shorewood Elementary
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

What: Shorewood Elementary PTA Holiday Bazaar

When: November 9, 2019

Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Where: Shorewood Elementary, 2725 116th Street SW, Burien

The Shorewood Elementary PTA Holiday Bazaar is being held on Saturday, November 9th from 10 am-4 pm at Shorewood Elementary School (2725 SW 116th St, Burien) – it is a longstanding community event with a strong following.

This event not only features over 60 artist-vendors, but it is so much more!

– Used Book Sale (a buck a book)

– Food trucks

– Bake Sale

– Raffle

– Photos with Santa (suggested donation)

– And Admission is FREE

All proceeds from this event benefit the Shorewood Elementary School PTA, which provides library, classroom and field trip support, as well as fun activities for the students.

Nov
10
Sun
Fauntleroy Fine Art and Holiday Gift Show 2019 @ Fauntleroy Church
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Browse the work of 18 area artists and artistic crafters during this 10th annual show and take home something special for a loved one or to enjoy yourself.

Fauntleroy Fine Art & Holiday Gift Show @ Fauntleroy Church
Nov. 8 @ 5:00-8:00 pm
Nov. 9 @ 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Nov. 10 @ 11:00 am-2:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov
15
Fri
The Mount’s Annual Holiday Bazaar & Bake Sale @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bake Sale and Bazaar!!

Providence Mt. St. Vincent
4831 35th Avenue SW
Fri-Sat Nov. 15 & 16 Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.! Welcome to our 15th Bazaar! Lots of wonderful things including

vintage ornaments, decorated table top trees, wreaths, garlands, bears, pet gifts, Santas, angels, snowmen, home decor and more!

Fabulous raffle basket and beautiful raffle quilt. The bake sale will be wonderful and, of course, includes JoAnne’s Fabulous Fudge.

Every penny we earn goes toward our residents’ programs. See you there!

Nov
16
Sat
The Mount’s Annual Holiday Bazaar & Bake Sale @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bake Sale and Bazaar!!

Providence Mt. St. Vincent
4831 35th Avenue SW
Fri-Sat Nov. 15 & 16 Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.! Welcome to our 15th Bazaar! Lots of wonderful things including

vintage ornaments, decorated table top trees, wreaths, garlands, bears, pet gifts, Santas, angels, snowmen, home decor and more!

Fabulous raffle basket and beautiful raffle quilt. The bake sale will be wonderful and, of course, includes JoAnne’s Fabulous Fudge.

Every penny we earn goes toward our residents’ programs. See you there!

Peace Lutheran Church Holiday Craft Bazaar
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

7th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Handmade Arts & Crafts; Fair Trade Gifts & Food
Bake Sale benefiting the West Seattle Food Bank
Free children’s crafts and hot lunch available for purchase on Saturday

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday 11/16/19
12 noon-3 p.m. Sunday 11/17/19

Peace Lutheran Church, 8316 39th Ave. SW, www.peacelutheranseattle.org. Corner of SW Thistle and 39th Ave SW.

White Center Library Guild Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The White Center Library Guild‘s Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale is coming up Saturday, November 18th, 10 am-3 pm: “Used books, non-English language books/CDs/DVDs, white elephant gifts and holiday items for sale. All proceeds benefit the programs for the White Center Library. A free all-ages craft activity will be offered during the bazaar.”

Highland Park Improvement Club Centennial Celebration
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Open House 11 am – 1 pm

Games (vintage and contemporary)
Displays of history and mementos
Photo booth
Food and drinks (plus HPIC bar will be open)

Seated program 1 – 2 pm

Introductions and acknowledgement of the Duwamish Tribe
Recognition from our State, County and City officials
Memories from our members

Open House continues 2 – 3 pm

Nov
17
Sun
Peace Lutheran Church Holiday Craft Bazaar
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

7th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Handmade Arts & Crafts; Fair Trade Gifts & Food
Bake Sale benefiting the West Seattle Food Bank
Free children’s crafts and hot lunch available for purchase on Saturday

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday 11/16/19
12 noon-3 p.m. Sunday 11/17/19

Peace Lutheran Church, 8316 39th Ave. SW, www.peacelutheranseattle.org. Corner of SW Thistle and 39th Ave SW.

Nov
23
Sat
Alki Masonic Center Holiday Bazaar
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Annual Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November 23, 2019, 9 AM to 4 PM

Alki Masonic Center
4736 40th Ave SW
Free private parking, level easy access entrance

Food Concession and Bake Sale

Vendors Spaces and questions
VM/Text Sue Gibbs 206 650 5491
alkict21events@gmail.com

Arrowhead Gardens’ Annual Holiday Bazaar
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Bazaar at Arrowhead Gardens:

Holiday Bazaar, Bake Sale, Rummage Sale @ The Kenney
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

At The Kenney (WSB sponsor):

Begin your Christmas shopping early! Find one-of-a-kind handmade items from talented vendors and treasures from our Rummage Sale! Enjoy a sweet treat from our Bake Sale and take a break in the Coffee Lounge. All proceeds benefit The Kenney Resident Care Fund.

Interested vendors, please contact Danette Utley by emailing dutley@thekenney.org.

Nov
24
Sun
Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Ethical Trade Sale @ Walmesley Center
Nov 24 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Our Lady of Guadalupe’s annual Ethical Trade Sale is coming up on Sunday, November 24 from 9:30am-1:00pm in the Walmesley Center (7000 35th Ave SW, Seattle 98126). Ethical Trade seeks to change the ways conventional trade often leaves behind the most vulnerable people. By buying Ethical Trade, you support the efforts of skilled farmers and artisans, empower communities, and affirm the dignity of the workers. At the sale, you’ll find unique gift items, including chocolates, Advent calendars, nativities, jewelry, holiday and home décor, ornaments, cozy socks, children’s games and books, and much more. There will also be tasty treats sold by OLG students to benefit Westside Baby; Pura Vida coffee, and woven Guatemalan scarves from Amigas de Corazón. Proceeds go to Catholic Relief Services and OLG’s global solidarity efforts. Click here for more information.

Nov
29
Fri
Record Store Day Black Friday @ Easy Street Records
Nov 29 all-day

Easy Street Records opens at 7 am for Black Friday shopping.

Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Thunder Road Guitars’ 8th anniversary & sale
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

We will be celebrating our 8th anniversary weekend the weekend of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. We will have the following deals in store and online.

15% off most new, used and vintage guitars
15% off most amplifiers
15% off all pedals in stock

VAIN Black Friday Sale
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

15% off everything black sold in our store.

Nov
30
Sat
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Thunder Road Guitars’ 8th anniversary & sale
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

We will be celebrating our 8th anniversary weekend the weekend of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. We will have the following deals in store and online.

15% off most new, used and vintage guitars
15% off most amplifiers
15% off all pedals in stock

VAIN Small Business Saturday Sale
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

All hair products 15% off.

Art Under $100 2019 @ Seattle Design Center
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

It started small in 2004 with just three artists and a garage party in South Park. Today, 15 years later, Art Under $100 has evolved into the holiday party of the season with amazing, accessible art still at its very core. And this particular Art Under $100 takes on a bittersweet significance. AU100 2019 will be the last one, so carve out Saturday, November 30th on your calendar: not to be missed.

It’s a big finale, so wear your finest and funnest outfits and spend the day with us. You’ll be blown away by paintings, sculpture, glass art, metalwork, ceramics, textiles, and so much more. You’ll see the neighbors you miss all year, buy treasures you can’t find elsewhere, support 70 local artists, reminisce, imbibe, create, and connect. You might even dance.

WHAT: Art Under $100
WHEN: Saturday, November 30th
VIP Hour – 1:00 – 2:00 pm $25 ticket includes bubbly, chocolate, stress-free shopping
Free Entry – 2:00 – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Seattle Design Center : 5701 6th Avenue S on the edge of SODO in Georgetown

Check out www.southparkarts.org

Dec
1
Sun
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Dec
7
Sat
Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) is hosting a holiday arts & crafts fair!

December 7 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

A free event featuring unique, local arts and crafts for sale at the coffee shop. Jewelry, toys, clothing, prints, paintings, furniture, and more!

Westside Holiday Book Fair, day 1 @ WSUU
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Holiday Book Fair – Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation – Dec. 7th 11 am – 2 pm, Dec. 8th 10 am-2 pm, in the Social Hall. All used books this year and a huge selection so you’ll find the right book for everyone! Complimentary Hot Cider and Treats!

Dec
8
Sun
Westside Holiday Book Fair, day 2 @ WSUU
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Holiday Book Fair – Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation – Dec. 7th 11 am – 2 pm, Dec. 8th 10 am-2 pm, in the Social Hall. All used books this year and a huge selection so you’ll find the right book for everyone! Complimentary Hot Cider and Treats!

Dec
12
Thu
Log House Museum is open!
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Curls Night Out at VAIN
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

VAIN and our favorite curly hair product line DevaCurl will be hosting a fun night out to celebrate curls!

DevaCurl educators and VAIN’s own curly experts will be on hand to offer advice and tutorials to create perfect curly styles. Have a burning curly hair question? Please bring it to us! Free gifts with purchase – Curl instruction and 15% off all DevaCurl products for one night only. Refreshments and treats will be served!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec
13
Fri
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Log House Museum is open!
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Dec
14
Sat
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Log House Museum is open!
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

LibraryLab Drop-In: Lego Challenge @ Southwest Branch Seattle Public Library
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At the Southwest Branch Library:

Drop in and use your creativity to build with Legos. Participate in specific building challenges or free build. This program is intended for youth in grades K-5.

Librarylab is an all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through play, experimentation, and discovery. This program is intended for youth in grades K-5.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

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

Dec
15
Sun
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
and
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Log House Museum is open!
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Cocoa Cris Cringle holiday photos @ Easy Street Records
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Photos with Cocoa Cris Cringle – props & hats – pets OK – $20, proceeds benefiting the West Seattle Food Bank. Live music too!

Dec
16
Mon
LibraryLab: The Puzzle Room @ Delridge Library
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Branch Library:

Do you like solving puzzles? Drop-in for a puzzle room challenge! See if you can break into one of our locked boxes in 30 minutes or less. For kids ages 7 and up.

LibraryLab is a time for people of all ages to experiment, play, and create amazing science, technology, engineering, and math-focused inventions. Drop in for weekly challenges to create amazing things!

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

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

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

Dec
19
Thu
Log House Museum is open!
Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Dec
20
Fri
Log House Museum is open!
Dec 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Dec
21
Sat
Log House Museum is open!
Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Dec
22
Sun
Log House Museum is open!
Dec 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Dec
23
Mon
Library Lab: Robots! @ Delridge Library
Dec 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

Come learn programming basics with our dashing Dash robots, create a track for our Ozobots to follow, and a build maze for our Robot Mice to navigate!

LibraryLab is a time for people of all ages to experiment, play, and create amazing science, technology, engineering, and math-focused inventions. Drop in for weekly challenges to create amazing things!

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

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

Dec
26
Thu
Hair Product Sale @ VAIN
Dec 26 all-day

Hair product sale. All hair products 15% off OR buy 2 get one free.

Dec
27
Fri
Hair Product Sale @ VAIN
Dec 27 all-day

Hair product sale. All hair products 15% off OR buy 2 get one free.

Dec
28
Sat
Hair Product Sale @ VAIN
Dec 28 all-day

Hair product sale. All hair products 15% off OR buy 2 get one free.

Log House Museum is open!
Dec 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Dec
29
Sun
Hair Product Sale @ VAIN
Dec 29 all-day

Hair product sale. All hair products 15% off OR buy 2 get one free.

Log House Museum is open!
Dec 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Dec
30
Mon
Hair Product Sale @ VAIN
Dec 30 all-day

Hair product sale. All hair products 15% off OR buy 2 get one free.

Library Lab: Circuits Challenge @ Delridge Library
Dec 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

Learn about electronic components and basic principles of electronics with Snap Circuits.

LibraryLab is a time for people of all ages to experiment, play, and create amazing science, technology, engineering, and math-focused inventions. Drop in for weekly challenges to create amazing things!

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

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

Dec
31
Tue
Hair Product Sale @ VAIN
Dec 31 all-day

Hair product sale. All hair products 15% off OR buy 2 get one free.

Jan
1
Wed
Hair Product Sale @ VAIN
Jan 1 all-day

Hair product sale. All hair products 15% off OR buy 2 get one free.

Jan
2
Thu
Log House Museum is open!
Jan 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Jan
3
Fri
Log House Museum is open!
Jan 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Jan
4
Sat
Log House Museum is open!
Jan 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Jan
5
Sun
Log House Museum is open!
Jan 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Jan
9
Thu
Log House Museum is open!
Jan 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Words, Writers & Southwest Stories: R.O.O.R.D: To War in a Rubber Duck @ Southwest Library
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm

At the Southwest Branch library, Local Authors Present R.O.O.R.D: TO WAR IN A RUBBER DUCK, a Novel of World War II.

According to the novel’s fictional premise, Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt created a covert unit to aid in the British prosecution of the war in 1939. The unit was a R.O.O.R.D. unit, the acronym standing for “ Reconnoitering, Observation, Opposition Resources, Destruction.” It was funded by America and staffed by Americans recruited to serve under Churchill’s direction. The Americans soon redefined the ROORD. acronym to stand for The Royal Order of Rubber Ducks. They named their seven B-25 Mitchell aircraft accordingly — for example, Rubber Ducky, Duck Butt, Duck and Cover, etc. Only two of the planes survived the war.

This free event by ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society is co-sponsored by the Seattle Public Library and will take place Thursday, January 9th at 6 PM at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library, 9010 35th Ave. SW in West Seattle.

The three authors: writer Rodger Pettihord, taught English to members of the military overseas and was a Presbyterian pastor; Jim Rubin, a retired Army warrant officer and military historian; and David Ward, a retired military and airline pilot worked together on the stories that wound up as this book. Rubin provided technical research and Ward oversaw flight authenticity. The three men are good friends and say their book was written for anyone who enjoys a good story but the story has also become a labor of love as they wrote about the WWII generation. All three men had family in that conflict, and all have friends from that generation of the military. The authors wanted to end up thinking of these stories as a good read and a tribute to those who were there.

Covering the years 1939-1946, the novel engages the major events of the European Theater of World War II. In that sense, it is the story of the war itself. Readers will finish the novel with a heightened picture of the war’s arc but the novel also engages the realities of service in that war. If the major events of the war form the skeleton of the novel, the individual stories provide its heart and soul.

The novel does not paint the European Theater in simple black and white colors — Nazi brutality and barbarism are confronted with no assuagement, but German bravery and honor are also acknowledged. While the novel joins history in condemning all things Nazi, it also joins in the postwar desire to recognize those Germans who refused to wear lock-stepped jack-boots and instead tried their best to remain human.

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

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

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

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

Jan
10
Fri
Log House Museum is open!
Jan 10 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Jan
11
Sat
Log House Museum is open!
Jan 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Jan
12
Sun
Log House Museum is open!
Jan 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Jan
16
Thu
Log House Museum is open!
Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Jan
17
Fri
Log House Museum is open!
Jan 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Jan
18
Sat
Log House Museum is open!
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.

Jan
19
Sun
Log House Museum is open!
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the home of West Seattle’s history, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays.