West Seattle Event Calendar

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

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

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

Oct
29
Tue
West Seattle Toastmasters ‘Tales from the Hearth’ @ The Kenney
Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

WS Toastmasters’ “Tales from the Hearth”

Tales from the Hearth hosted by West Seattle Toastmasters 832
Tuesday, October 29, 6:30-8:00 PM
The Kenney, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA 98136

Join us for this special meeting of the West Seattle Toastmasters club. Our members will present speeches inspired by the autumn season. This is a free event and guests are welcome! Visit our club website at westseattletm832.org to learn more.

Nov
9
Sat
Mobile blood drive in the Junction
Nov 9 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

BloodworkNW will have a mobile blood drive in the Junction on Saturday, July 6th. The Bloodmobile will be parked at 42nd and Alaska, 9 am – 3 pm (with a closure 10:30-11:30 am for a break). Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment. Please remember to hydrate and eat a good meal before donating and to bring your ID.

Nov
12
Tue
Mobile blood drive @ West Seattle High School
Nov 12 @ 8:45 am – 2:45 pm

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be in parking lot at West Seattle High School from 8:45 am to 2:45 pm (closed 10:45-11:45 am for a break). Blood drives are open to the public.

Dec
3
Tue
Mobile blood drive @ South Seattle College
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked at the Clock Tower Plaza at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm (closed noon to 1 pm for a break).

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

A blood donation takes less than an hour. You get cookies and juice afterwards, and the satisfaction of helping others! Remember, Washington State Executive Order # 02-01 allows state employees to take paid leave to donate blood.

Dec
13
Fri
Blood drive @ Peace Lutheran Church
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

BloodworkNW will have a blood donation drive at Peace Lutheran Church in the Fellowship Hall from 1:00 pm–7:00 pm (the drive will be closed 3-4 pm for a break).

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Dec
14
Sat
Mobile blood drive in the Junction
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked at 42nd and Alaska, 9 am – 3 pm (with a closure 11 am-noon for a break). Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment. Please remember to hydrate and eat a good meal before donating and to bring your ID.

Dec
15
Sun
Bringing Warmth coat/blanket donation drive @ Good Day Donuts
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Looking for a way to give back to your neighbors in need? Participate in the Bringing Warmth coat and blanket drive on Sunday, December 15 at Good Day Donuts in White Center.

Emily Un, a high school senior in West Seattle, organized the drive because of her mother’s personal connection with homelessness, as well as her hope to give back to people in need of keeping warm during these cold months ahead. “I believe many of us don’t realize how much we have in life and that we can give so much back to the people that need it so much more!” explains Emily.

December 15, 2019 | 10am – 1pm
Good Day Donuts | 9823 15th Ave SW, Seattle WA 98106

Donations from the drive will benefit YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish and Downtown Emergency Service Center.

Dec
20
Fri
Mobile blood drive @ Admiral Safeway on California
Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked in front of the Admiral Safeway in West Seattle (on California Ave SW) from 1–7 pm (Closed for a break 3–4 pm). Blood drives are open to the public.

Dec
21
Sat
Hill Team food drive @ Keller Williams
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Hill Team at Keller Williams, is hosting a food drive benefiting the West Seattle Food Bank on Saturday 12/21 from 10 AM – 12 PM at our offices on California Avenue (4452 California Ave SW).

We’ll have holiday cookies and refreshments available. Monetary donations (made out to the West Seattle Food Bank) are also accepted.

Jan
26
Sun
Storytelling Festival on Vashon @ Vashon Theatre
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Vashon Wilderness Program (VWP) will host its 13th Annual Storytelling Festival on Sunday, January 26 at 1pm at the Vashon Theatre on Vashon Island. This free, family-friendly event is “for the community, by the community” and will feature nature-based stories–personal, mythic, and ancestral–told by VWP’s seasoned staff and audience members alike.

Storytelling is a core routine at VWP’s nature-immersion programs. Their staff practice oral traditions to inspire the children and instill valuable lessons in wilderness survival, naturalist skills, and community building. VWP students also practice sharing their own stories, both to help deepen their learning journeys and to discover their authentic voices.

Audience members of all ages are invited to bring a prepared 5-minute story, spin a tale in the One-Minute Story-thon, or join the fun, interactive group storytelling improv games.

The Storytelling Festival is best suited for ages 4 and older. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to purchase snacks and sign up for a tellers’ spot.

VWP (a 501c3 non-profit) provides nature immersion programs for people for all ages from Vashon and surrounding Puget Sound communities. To date, VWP has helped nearly 4,500 children, teens, adults, and families connect deeply with themselves, each other, and nature through their transformative nature mentoring programs, camps, workshops, and trainings.

Feb
6
Thu
Sue Quigley, Julia Francis, and Friends @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sue Quigley, Julia Francis, and Friends
February 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sue Quigley, Julia Francis, and Friends telling stories with songs!
An evening of storytelling and song crafting and how they inform each other

Feb
29
Sat
West Seattle Bike Drive @ Lot behind Hope Lutheran
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mar
8
Sun
Musicians for the West Seattle Food Bank @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Musicians for the West Seattle Food Bank at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). Cash and/or non-perishable food item donations appreciated.

Mar
21
Sat
Mobile blood drive @ Westwood Village
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked at the Barton St. entrance to Westwood Village from 9 am to 3 pm (closed 11 am to 12 pm for a break).

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Mar
23
Mon
Blood drive @ Our Lady of Guadalupe
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be at Our Lady Of Guadalupe, at the Walmesley Center on Monday, January 27th from 1:00 pm–7:00 pm, (the bloodmobile will be closed for a break from 3:00-4:00 pm).

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment. Drives Schedule Subject to Change – To confirm dates, email schedule@bloodworksnw.org or call 206-292-6500.

Mar
27
Fri
Mobile blood drive @ West Seattle Runner
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s Mobile Bus will be parked on street in front of West Seattle Runner store from noon to 6 pm (closed 2–3 pm for a break).

To donate, people must schedule an appointment time from their website: schedule.bloodworksnw.org/DonorPortal/GroupLanding.aspx?s=423B

In regards to COVID-19, they ask the following of potential donors:

Donors, please do not donate today if any of the following apply to you within the last 28 days:

*You traveled to any area with novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
– For example: city of Wuhan China and Hubei Provence of China
*You lived with individuals diagnosed with or suspected of having novel COVID-19 infection.
*You have been diagnosed with or suspected of having novel COVID-19 infection.

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Mobile blood drive @ Admiral Safeway on California
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked in from noon to 6 pm (closed for a break 2–3 pm). Blood drives are open to the public.

Sep
19
Sat
Drive-Up Donation Drive at Hope Lutheran
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hope Lutheran Church is hosting a drive-thru collection on Sat. Sept. 19th from 10:00 am-Noon.

All proceeds benefit The Welcome Table which is run by WIN Westside Interfaith Network. This is a free community event that happens every Saturday at Body of Christ Church in White Center. They serve neighborhood families that are low income or homeless. Each week a meal is provided. Other items are also offered such as used clothing, personal toiletries and food. Many families use this “pop up food bank” each week to help ends meet.

Please consider donating these items (Please no expired items)

Cereal

Cartons of shelf stable milk- regular, soy, almond, rice, oat

Canned fruit, vegetables, meats

Canned meals such as Spaghetti-o’s, ravioli

Cup of noodles

Pasta

Peanut butter

Toothpaste

Deodorant

Toilet Paper

Hand sanitizer

Antibiotic ointment

Laundry detergent pods

Underwear- new or clean used, sizes M, L, XL

Men’s shirts/pants used, in good condition all sizes

Blankets, Backpacks or Duffel bags – new or used,in good condition

Coats, Hoodies Men’s L, XL, 2X

Cash Donations also accepted

Hope Lutheran Church 4456 42nd Ave SW
Enter our parking lot by turning in on 41st Ave SW and exiting to SW Oregon street. NO CONTACT DONATION – Volunteers will be on hand to unload your backseat or trunk so you don’t even have to get out of your car.

Oct
1
Thu
Meeples Games ‘Shop Early’
Oct 1 – Nov 15 all-day

Meeples Games invites you to shop for the holidays early – here are weekly reasons why!

Oct 1 – Oct 9: 10% off all Board and Card Games
Oct 10 – Oct 16: 10% off RPGs
Oct 17 – Oct 23: Westside Baby Diaper Drive
Bring a package of Diapers and get 20% off Any One Item
Oct 24 – Oct 30: Mystery Games
Oct 31 – Nov 6: Social Media Sharing
Nov 7 – Nov 15: West Seattle Food Bank
Bring non-perishable food and get 20% off Any One Item

Oct
3
Sat
Drop-in Services Day @ Our Lady of Guadalupe North Parking Lot
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Be sure to stop by Our Lady of Guadalupe’s North Parking Lot next Saturday, October 3 from 10 am-2 pm for one-stop services. Get your flu shot. Register to vote or update your voter registration. Pick up a mask and care kit. Help restock the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. One stop…a lot of good. Flu shots are provided by Walgreens and are free with many insurance plans (bring your card). Needed pantry items include non-perishable food (canned tuna/soup/chilis/stews, mac & cheese, pasta, peanut butter, pasta sauce), tp, hygiene items (soap, shampoo, conditioner) and household cleaning supplies (laundry and dish detergents, all-purpose spray cleaners, paper towels). Open to all wearing a mask and presented by OLG’s Immigrant Ministry. OLG is located at 7000 35th Ave SW

Drop-in Services Day @ Our Lady of Guadalupe
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Be sure to stop by Our Lady of Guadalupe’s North Parking Lot next Saturday, October 3 from 10am-2pm for one-stop services. Get your flu shot. Register to vote or update your voter registration. Pick up a mask and care kit. Help restock the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. One stop…a lot of good. Flu shots are provided by Walgreens and are free with many insurance plans (bring your card). Needed pantry items include non-perishable food (canned tuna/soup/chilis/stews, mac & cheese, pasta, peanut butter, pasta sauce), tp, hygiene items (soap, shampoo, conditioner) and household cleaning supplies (laundry and dish detergents, all-purpose spray cleaners, paper towels). Open to all wearing a mask and presented by OLG’s Immigrant Ministry. OLG is located at 7000 35th Ave SW, Seattle 98126.

Oct
25
Sun
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 25 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Donation drive outside Alki UCC
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Donations of Food, School Supplies and Men’s Casual-Work Clothing are accepted 10:00 am to 3:00 pm outside the church’s front entrance at 6115 SW Hinds.

Food and basic supplies such as toilet paper and diapers are distributed through the White Center Food Bank. We’re accepting school supplies for all grades on behalf of one or more local schools to be distributed when students are back at in-person learning. Donations of clean, new or used men’s casual/work clothing are distributed through the Westside Interfaith Network’s hot lunch program for people experiencing homelessness, The Welcome Table.

Thank you again for supporting our most vulnerable neighbors in this challenging time.

Oct
26
Mon
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 26 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Oct
27
Tue
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 27 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Oct
28
Wed
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 28 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Oct
29
Thu
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 29 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Oct
30
Fri
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 30 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Oct
31
Sat
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 31 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Nov
1
Sun
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 1 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Nov
2
Mon
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 2 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Nov
3
Tue
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 3 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Nov
4
Wed
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 4 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Nov
5
Thu
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 5 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Nov
6
Fri
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 6 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Nov
7
Sat
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 7 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Nov
8
Sun
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 8 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Nov
13
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Music And Memories: The 1960s @ Online (see listing)
Nov 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Music and Memories: the 1960s with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.
Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. Password is case-sensitive.

Everyday objects, old photos, advertisements, and favorite music become sparks for celebrations of past and present moments during this interactive storytelling workshop. Engage in a reminiscence session, share stories, and sing along to musical favorites from the 1960s.

This workshop has been designed and will be facilitated for persons living with dementia and their care partners. We welcome other family members and friends of all ages to join participants in these activities.

Facilitated by Jen Kulik.

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

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

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

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

About the speaker:

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

This event is sponsored by Humanities Washington.

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

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

Mar
9
Tue
A Conversation With Butylene & One @ online
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Artist as Storyteller Speaker Series: A Conversation With Butylene & One

Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Time: 1-2 p.m.

Virtual Link (Zoom): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88355535044
Website: artistasstoryteller.com

The Artist as Storyteller Speaker Series, supported by the Seattle Colleges Performing Arts Fund, welcomes BIPOC artists, performers, and activists to share their work and connect with students and community members about what it means to be an artist in today’s social and cultural climate. The series emphasizes the artmaking and storytelling process as it relates to the individual and community.

In this conversation, we’ll chat with Butylene and One about their work as Seattle-based Latinx drag performers, how the pandemic has impacted their ability to perform, and how drag is a form of transgressive joy, resilience, community-making, and medicine.

This conversation is the first in a series of six speaking events. For more information and to view a complete list of upcoming speakers, visit us at artistasstoryteller.com.

Artist Bios:
Butylene [BYOO-duh-leen] is a Xicanx, two spirit, gender fluid, artist, dancer, musician and brujx living on the unceded Coast Salish and Duwamish land known as Seattle. Her authentic, high-energy performance style draws from the medicine of the moment and is often inspired by what she sees as the energetic needs of the collective.
Patreon.com/brujxs
Instagram: @butyleneokipple

One is a Colombian-born Seattle-based drag performer whose body of work focuses on the intersection between camp drag and performance art. One is best known as the current reigning Miss Bacon Strip and as a founding member and performer at Glory Hole, a drag/art show voted best show in town in 2019.
Instagram: @onelikethenumbertwo
Twitter: @onelikejuan

Mar
21
Sun
Book-donation drive @ Hope Lutheran parking lot
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hope Lutheran School eighth-grader Bryson Albers is asking for your help this Sunday afternoon, in a donation drive for Books for America:

Ever since I was young, I have loved reading! It has inspired much creativity in me and taught me many concepts that I otherwise would have not known. Did you know that Africa has a ‘book famine’? I am working toward changing that. I want to collect at least 300 books to send to ‘Books for Africa’- so that I can help bring this same creativity and passion to young people in Africa. Unfortunately, many young people in Africa do not have access to books but ‘Books for Africa’ aims to fix this. Books for Africa have already delivered 50,000,000 books to people in Africa (across 38 countries) and hope to deliver 50,000,000 more. I am looking for book donations of (one, two, or many!) that meet Books for Africa’s requirements (see below). Books can be new, gently used, and Textbooks or Library books are welcome as well. You can come to my book drive which will be going from 12:00-3:00 on Sunday, March 21st. You could also donate money directly to the Books for Africa website. In order to keep track of the money, it would be good if you donated it in honor of me so I know how much is donated.

Books For Africa accepts:

popular fiction and nonfiction reading books (soft and hard cover).
books that are 15 years old or newer.
primary, secondary, and college textbooks (soft and hard cover) published in the last 15 years.
reference books published in the last 10 years, except encyclopedia sets.
medical, nursing, and IT books published in the last 10 years.
some Bibles or religious books, please place them in a box separate from other donations and mark the box as “Religious texts.” Bibles are sent only when requested by African recipients.
School/office supplies—paper, pencils, pens, wall charts, maps, etc.

Books For Africa does NOT accept:

Encyclopedia sets
Magazines or journals of any kind, including academic journals.
Home decorating or wedding books.
Cookbooks.
Ethnocentric books, such as the biography of Abraham Lincoln or the history of Ohio.
Foreign language books except for French books. French novels and dictionaries are welcome.
American history or civics.
Music books for K–12.
Murder mysteries or anything with “kill,” “die,” “murder,” etc. in the title.

Mar
24
Wed
Donation drive to help WSHS families @ WSHS north entrance
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The West Seattle High School ASB is putting on a targeted Food/ Supply Drive. The dates to drop off Food/ Supplies are every Wednesday starting March 17th and ending on April 7th from 12-2 in the historical entrance of West Seattle High School, with another drop-off day on Saturday April 3rd from 9-12 at the same location. The list of requested food/ supplies was acquired from a survey filled out by West Seattle High School Families stating what items best fit their needs. You are welcome to bring any non-perishable goods or supplies that are not on the list, these are the specific items that were requested. All food/supplies donated will be given to West Seattle High School families in need, and any leftover items will be donated to the West Seattle food bank.

Rice

Cereal

Bottled water

Paper towels

Toilet paper

Clorox wipes

Hand sanitizer

Canned beans

Vitamin gummies

Pasta

Dry lentils

Broth

Washing detergent

Any other non-perishable goods or supplies you would like to donate

Mar
31
Wed
Donation drive to help WSHS families @ WSHS north entrance
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The West Seattle High School ASB is putting on a targeted Food/ Supply Drive. The dates to drop off Food/ Supplies are every Wednesday starting March 17th and ending on April 7th from 12-2 in the historical entrance of West Seattle High School, with another drop-off day on Saturday April 3rd from 9-12 at the same location. The list of requested food/ supplies was acquired from a survey filled out by West Seattle High School Families stating what items best fit their needs. You are welcome to bring any non-perishable goods or supplies that are not on the list, these are the specific items that were requested. All food/supplies donated will be given to West Seattle High School families in need, and any leftover items will be donated to the West Seattle food bank.

Rice

Cereal

Bottled water

Paper towels

Toilet paper

Clorox wipes

Hand sanitizer

Canned beans

Vitamin gummies

Pasta

Dry lentils

Broth

Washing detergent

Any other non-perishable goods or supplies you would like to donate

Apr
3
Sat
Donation drive to help WSHS families @ WSHS north entrance
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The West Seattle High School ASB is putting on a targeted Food/ Supply Drive. The dates to drop off Food/ Supplies are every Wednesday starting March 17th and ending on April 7th from 12-2 in the historical entrance of West Seattle High School, with another drop-off day on Saturday April 3rd from 9-12 at the same location. The list of requested food/ supplies was acquired from a survey filled out by West Seattle High School Families stating what items best fit their needs. You are welcome to bring any non-perishable goods or supplies that are not on the list, these are the specific items that were requested. All food/supplies donated will be given to West Seattle High School families in need, and any leftover items will be donated to the West Seattle food bank.

Rice

Cereal

Bottled water

Paper towels

Toilet paper

Clorox wipes

Hand sanitizer

Canned beans

Vitamin gummies

Pasta

Dry lentils

Broth

Washing detergent

Any other non-perishable goods or supplies you would like to donate

Apr
7
Wed
Donation drive to help WSHS families @ WSHS north entrance
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The West Seattle High School ASB is putting on a targeted Food/ Supply Drive. The dates to drop off Food/ Supplies are every Wednesday starting March 17th and ending on April 7th from 12-2 in the historical entrance of West Seattle High School, with another drop-off day on Saturday April 3rd from 9-12 at the same location. The list of requested food/ supplies was acquired from a survey filled out by West Seattle High School Families stating what items best fit their needs. You are welcome to bring any non-perishable goods or supplies that are not on the list, these are the specific items that were requested. All food/supplies donated will be given to West Seattle High School families in need, and any leftover items will be donated to the West Seattle food bank.

Rice

Cereal

Bottled water

Paper towels

Toilet paper

Clorox wipes

Hand sanitizer

Canned beans

Vitamin gummies

Pasta

Dry lentils

Broth

Washing detergent

Any other non-perishable goods or supplies you would like to donate

Apr
13
Tue
Artist as Storyteller Speaker Series: A Conversation With Haruko Crow Nishimura @ online
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Artist as Storyteller Speaker Series: A Conversation With Haruko Crow Nishimura

Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Time: 1-2 p.m.

Virtual Link (Zoom): us02web.zoom.us/j/81689522344
Website: artistasstoryteller.com

The Artist as Storyteller Speaker Series, supported by the Seattle Colleges Performing Arts Fund, welcomes BIPOC artists, performers, and activists to share their work and connect with students and community members about what it means to be an artist in today’s social and cultural climate. The series emphasizes the artmaking and storytelling process as it relates to the individual and community.

In this conversation, we’ll talk with Nishimura about how art can create deep connections and awakenings through the excavation of darkness. We will explore how telling stories strives to reveal hidden beauty, confront demons, and ultimately find healing.

This conversation is the second in a series of six speaking events. For more information and to view a complete list of upcoming speakers, visit us at artistasstoryteller.com.

Artist Bio:
Haruko Crow Nishimura is a dancer, vocalist and co-director of Degenerate Art Ensemble (DAE). She is always searching to discover how art can create deeper connections and awakenings. Her unique style of movement is inspired by her practices of physical theater and butoh dance. She excavates the dark corners of humanity, inventing new mythologies and reimagining fairy tales, telling stories that strive to reveal hidden beauty, confront demons, and ultimately find healing.

Apr
17
Sat
WestSide Baby Car-Seat Donation Drive @ White Center and South Lake Union
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Donate your new or used car seat

Saturday, April 17, from 11 am-2 pm
White Center Hub & South Lake Union Branch

(or)
Purchase car seats to ship to us directly through our Amazon Wishlist

Car Seat Details
Donated seats MUST meet the following requirements:

For Infant Car Seats: Donated items must be at least 6 months from the expiration date. Expiration dates are typically 6 years after the manufacture date. This date is often located on either side or under the car seat on a sticker.

For Convertible/Combination/ Booster Car Seats: Donated items must be at least 1 year from the expiration date. Expiration dates are typically 6 years after the manufacture date. This date is often located on either side or under the car seat on a sticker.

Have not been in an accident. You will be asked to sign a waiver stating that this car seat has not been involved in a vehicle accident.

Have not been washed with harsh chemicals, like bleach. Although we love to receive clean items, bleaching the straps impacts the webbing, as it easily frays, allowing children to come out of the seat in a crash.

In addition, whenever possible, please visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission at www.cpsc.gov to quickly review whether your seat has been recalled. You may be surprised. Many issues can be addressed by ordering a part (usually free of charge from the manufacturer). This individual effort on your part allows us to move items safely and quickly.

May
16
Sun
Food, clothing, supplies drive at Alki UCC
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sunday, May 16, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Outside our main entrance at 6115 SW Hinds

While ALL nonperishable food donations are welcome for distribution through the White Center Food Bank, a food bank volunteer shared the following insights:

Sugar and Flour are treats.

Boxed milk is a treasure.

Canned foods should be pop-top OR donate a can opener.

Cooking oil is a luxury and much appreciated.

Spices, salt and pepper are a real gift.

Tuna and crackers make a good lunch.

Don’t forget the sandwich bread and jelly for PBB&J’s.

Pet food should be in clearly-marked containers.

Essential supplies include:

• Toilet Paper
• Diapers/Similac Formula/Baby Wipes
• Can Openers
• Personal hygiene items
• Hand Sanitizer

Donations of Men’s Casual/Work Clothes are also being taken, as well as NEW socks — the clothing item most requested by our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

Jun
1
Tue
Pop-Up Blood Donation Drive @ LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s pop-up blood donation drive will be located in the gym at LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 10 am to 5 pm.

Appointments are required in order to donate at this blood drive to ensure safe social distancing. To make an appointment, contact us at 1-800-398-7888 or email schedule@bloodworksnw.org. No walk-in donations are allowed at this time. Visit https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate for more information.

In regards to COVID-19, vaccinations, and other questions, see the eligibility information here:

https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Jun
2
Wed
Pop-Up Blood Donation Drive @ LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s pop-up blood donation drive will be located in the gym at LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 9 am to 4 pm.

Appointments are required in order to donate at this blood drive to ensure safe social distancing. To make an appointment, contact us at 1-800-398-7888 or email schedule@bloodworksnw.org. No walk-in donations are allowed at this time. Visit https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate for more information.

In regards to COVID-19, vaccinations, and other questions, see the eligibility information here:

https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Jun
7
Mon
Pop-Up Blood Donation Drive @ LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s pop-up blood donation drive will be located in the gym at LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 10 am to 5 pm.

Appointments are required in order to donate at this blood drive to ensure safe social distancing. To make an appointment, contact us at 1-800-398-7888 or email schedule@bloodworksnw.org. No walk-in donations are allowed at this time. Visit https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate for more information.

In regards to COVID-19, vaccinations, and other questions, see the eligibility information here:

https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Jun
8
Tue
Pop-Up Blood Donation Drive @ LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s pop-up blood donation drive will be located in the gym at LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 9 am to 4 pm.

Appointments are required in order to donate at this blood drive to ensure safe social distancing. To make an appointment, contact us at 1-800-398-7888 or email schedule@bloodworksnw.org. No walk-in donations are allowed at this time. Visit https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate for more information.

In regards to COVID-19, vaccinations, and other questions, see the eligibility information here:

https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Jun
28
Mon
Pop-Up Blood Donation Drive @ LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s pop-up blood donation drive will be located in the gym at LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 10 am to 5 pm.

Appointments are required in order to donate at this blood drive to ensure safe social distancing. To make an appointment, contact us at 1-800-398-7888 or email schedule@bloodworksnw.org. No walk-in donations are allowed at this time. Visit https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate for more information.

In regards to COVID-19, vaccinations, and other questions, see the eligibility information here:

https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Jun
29
Tue
Pop-Up Blood Donation Drive @ LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s pop-up blood donation drive will be located in the gym at LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 9 am to 4 pm.

Appointments are required in order to donate at this blood drive to ensure safe social distancing. To make an appointment, contact us at 1-800-398-7888 or email schedule@bloodworksnw.org. No walk-in donations are allowed at this time. Visit https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate for more information.

In regards to COVID-19, vaccinations, and other questions, see the eligibility information here:

https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Jul
6
Tue
Pop-Up Blood Donation Drive @ Our Lady of Guadalupe
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s pop-up blood donation drive will be located in the gym at Our Lady of Guadalupe from 10 am to 5 pm.

Appointments are required in order to donate at this blood drive to ensure safe social distancing. To make an appointment, contact us at 1-800-398-7888 or email schedule@bloodworksnw.org. No walk-in donations are allowed at this time. Visit https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate for more information.

In regards to COVID-19, vaccinations, and other questions, see the eligibility information here:

https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Jul
7
Wed
Pop-Up Blood Donation Drive @ LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s pop-up blood donation drive will be located in the gym at LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 9 am to 4 pm.

Appointments are required in order to donate at this blood drive to ensure safe social distancing. To make an appointment, contact us at 1-800-398-7888 or email schedule@bloodworksnw.org. No walk-in donations are allowed at this time. Visit https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate for more information.

In regards to COVID-19, vaccinations, and other questions, see the eligibility information here:

https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Jul
8
Thu
Pop-Up Blood Donation Drive @ LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s pop-up blood donation drive will be located in the gym at LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 9 am to 4 pm.

Appointments are required in order to donate at this blood drive to ensure safe social distancing. To make an appointment, contact us at 1-800-398-7888 or email schedule@bloodworksnw.org. No walk-in donations are allowed at this time. Visit https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate for more information.

In regards to COVID-19, vaccinations, and other questions, see the eligibility information here:

https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Jul
11
Sun
Alki UCC July food/clothing donation drive
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Alki UCC Summer Food/Men’s Casual Clothing Donations Drive
This Sunday, July 11, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Front courtyard/6115 SW Hinds
alkiucc.org

Many of our neighbors struggle with feeding their children over the summer without subsidized meals. Here are some suggested donations:

Canned Items: Vegetables, Beans, Soup, Pasta Sauce, Tomatoes, Canned fruit, tuna, Applesauce, PB&J

Packaged Items: Fruit Snacks, Cookies/Crackers, Pudding, Nuts, Trail Mix, Cereal, Oatmeal, Rice, Pasta, Granola Bars, Macaroni & Cheese, Pancake Mix, Syrup

Hygiene Items: Bar Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Deodorant, Lotion

Donations of Men’s Casual/Work Clothes are also being taken, as well as NEW socks — the clothing item most requested by our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

Jul
22
Thu
Exploring Black Brilliance and Black Joy through Storytelling and Writing: Nature & the Outdoors @ Online (see listing)
Jul 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Listen to stories and explore fun writing prompts that can help you explore, create and share your own stories. Registration required. Click here to register for this event.

Join us for a four-part intergenerational series that celebrates Black joy and brilliance with local authors from African-American Writers’ Alliance, storytellers, youth, and elders from Seattle’s Black community. Topics to be covered include food and celebrations, nature and the outdoors, family and friends, and new experiences (memories new and old). For all ages, from 4 to 104, no writing experience is necessary! Sign up and drop in to one program, or sign up to attend all four.

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

Podcast: This event will be recorded for podcast.

Aug
3
Tue
Pop-Up Blood Donation Drive @ Salty's at Alki
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s pop-up blood donation drive will be located in the Lower level Alki Room at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) from 10 am to 5 pm.

Appointments are required in order to donate at this blood drive to ensure safe social distancing. To make an appointment, contact us at 1-800-398-7888 or email schedule@bloodworksnw.org. No walk-in donations are allowed at this time. Visit https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate for more information.

In regards to COVID-19 and vaccinations, see the eligibility information here:

https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Aug
4
Wed
Pop-Up Blood Donation Drive @ Salty's at Alki
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s pop-up blood donation drive will be located in the Lower level Alki Room at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) from 9 am to 5 pm.

Appointments are required in order to donate at this blood drive to ensure safe social distancing. To make an appointment, contact us at 1-800-398-7888 or email schedule@bloodworksnw.org. No walk-in donations are allowed at this time. Visit https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate for more information.

In regards to COVID-19 and vaccinations, see the eligibility information here:

https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Aug
10
Tue
Pop-Up Blood Donation Drive @ Salty's at Alki
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s pop-up blood donation drive will be located in the Lower level Alki Room at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) from 10 am to 5 pm.

Appointments are required in order to donate at this blood drive to ensure safe social distancing. To make an appointment, contact us at 1-800-398-7888 or email schedule@bloodworksnw.org. No walk-in donations are allowed at this time. Visit https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate for more information.

In regards to COVID-19 and vaccinations, see the eligibility information here:

https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Aug
11
Wed
Pop-Up Blood Donation Drive @ Salty's at Alki
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s pop-up blood donation drive will be located in the Lower level Alki Room at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) from 9 am to 5 pm.

Appointments are required in order to donate at this blood drive to ensure safe social distancing. To make an appointment, contact us at 1-800-398-7888 or email schedule@bloodworksnw.org. No walk-in donations are allowed at this time. Visit https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate for more information.

In regards to COVID-19 and vaccinations, see the eligibility information here:

https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Aug
14
Sat
Highline Premier FC 3rd annual Fill the Goal Food Drive and Field Day @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Aug 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Highline Premier FC 3rd Annual Fill the Goal Food Drive and Field Day

Games and Prizes!
Field Day activities: Soccer tennis, crossbar challenge, and soccer golf

Saturday August 14
4-6 pm at Walt Hundley Playfield
6920 34th Ave SW

All food and cash donations to benefit the West Seattle Food Bank. Shelf stable and single serve items preferred for the weekend backpack program *shelf stable cow, almond or soy milk
*no sugar added applesauce or fruit cups
*whole grain cereal or oatmeal
*tuna and peanut butter snack packs
*cup of noodles and top ramen
*Individual meals (spaghetti o’s, soup, chili, ravioli)
*healthy snacks (granola bars, graham crackers, raisins)
*100% fruit leather, dried fruit, pretzels
Financial donations also accepted

Aug
15
Sun
Alki UCC Clothing/Food Donation Drive
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Alki United Church of Christ (Alki UCC) has joined St. Vincent de Paul and the Westside Interfaith Network (WIN) to support 13 Nicaraguan families resettling in White Center as recent immigrés to the United States. We welcome them to our larger community and hope to be instrumental in helping them thrive in their new homes.

With the school year imminent, children’s clothing donations are critically needed. We call on our generous neighbors to look through closets and bring clean, new-or-gently used children’s clothing to the August 15 drive, set for 11 am to 3 pm outside the church’s main entrance at 6115 SW Hinds.

As always, we welcome non-perishable food and hygiene items to be distributed through the White Center Food Bank. Until school lunches resume, many of our neighbors struggle with feeding their children over the summer. Suggestions include: aseptic and nut milks, cereal, peanut butter, tuna fish, pasta and sauces, canned soup, chili and beans (poptop preferred).

Donations of Men’s Casual/Work Clothes are also needed, as well as NEW socks — the clothing item most requested by our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

Alki UCC Food/Clothing Donations Drive

Sunday, August 15, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Front Courtyard/6115 SW Hinds Street

https://www.alkiucc.org/

Oct
17
Sun
Donation drive at Alki UCC
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Alki UCC Food/Clothing Donations Drive

Sunday, October 17, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Front Courtyard/6115 SW Hinds Street

alkiucc.org

Non-perishable food and hygiene items are distributed through the White Center Food Bank. Suggestions include: aseptic and nut milks, cereal, peanut butter, tuna fish, pasta and sauces, canned soup, chili and beans (poptop preferred).

Donations of Men’s Casual/Work Clothes are also needed, as well as NEW socks — the clothing item most requested by our neighbors experiencing homelessness

Children’s clothing donations are critically needed. We call on our generous neighbors to look through closets and bring clean, new-or-gently used school appropriate clothing which will be gratefully received by 13 Nicaraguan families recently resettled in White Center. Sweaters, coats and jackets are also greatly appreciated.

Oct
18
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Beginning Storytelling @ Online (see listing)
Oct 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Beginning Storytelling with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter SPL2020 to enter the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps

Join our workshop to explore how to generate, structure, and tell personal life stories to share with family and friends.

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

Nov
1
Mon
Winter clothing drive at Dave Newman State Farm Insurance Agency
Nov 1 @ 6:44 am – Dec 31 @ 7:44 am

The 8th annual winter clothing drive has begun at Dave Newman State Farm Insurance Agency.

In conjunction with the West Seattle Food Bank/West Seattle Helpline we are collecting donations of clothes, coats and shoes until January 1st. Please drop off your donations at 3435 California Ave Southwest. The office is open for donations Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. For undergarments and socks please donate only new and unopened packages of clothing items.

Pickup may be available for those who have donations but are unable to transport them.

For further information contact the State Farm office at (206) 932-1878.

Thank you West Seattle for your generosity and spirit of giving.

Nov
2
Tue
‘Tales from the Hearth’ Toastmasters meeting @ online
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm
Nov
8
Mon
Shopping Incentive @ Emerald Water Anglers
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm

November always seems a bit sleepy so an incentive to come visit us is we are donating 5% of our sales from November 8 – December 6 to the Wild Steelhead Coalition who just launched their Now or Never campaign with Sage. Read more here… wildsteelheadcoalition.org/now-or-never

Nov
18
Thu
Clothing drive @ Admiral Church
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Warm Clothing Drive sponsored by Admiral Church at 4320 SW Hill St.

on behalf of Mary’s Place. Greatly needed: Coats, Sweaters, Scarfs, Gloves, Boots, Shoes, Socks, Ear Muffs for Men, Women and Children. Drop off between 12-3 pm November 18th thru the 21st. There is a great need right now and we at Admiral Church are helping to meet it. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Nov
19
Fri
Clothing drive @ Admiral Church
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Warm Clothing Drive sponsored by Admiral Church at 4320 SW Hill St.

on behalf of Mary’s Place. Greatly needed: Coats, Sweaters, Scarfs, Gloves, Boots, Shoes, Socks, Ear Muffs for Men, Women and Children. Drop off between 12-3 pm November 18th thru the 21st. There is a great need right now and we at Admiral Church are helping to meet it. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Nov
20
Sat
Clothing drive @ Admiral Church
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Warm Clothing Drive sponsored by Admiral Church at 4320 SW Hill St.

on behalf of Mary’s Place. Greatly needed: Coats, Sweaters, Scarfs, Gloves, Boots, Shoes, Socks, Ear Muffs for Men, Women and Children. Drop off between 12-3 pm November 18th thru the 21st. There is a great need right now and we at Admiral Church are helping to meet it. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Nov
21
Sun
Alki UCC Thanksgiving Clothing and Food Drive
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Alki UCC Thanksgiving Food/Clothing Donations Drive

Sunday, November 21
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Outside the church’s main entrance at 6115 SW Hinds
https://www.alkiucc.org

As always, we welcome non-perishable food and hygiene items to be distributed through the White Center Food Bank. In addition to traditional holiday fare (boxed stuffing mix, cranberry dressing, gravy, yams, green beans, etc.), suggestions include: plant-based milks, cereal, peanut butter, tuna fish, pasta and sauces, canned soup, chili and beans (poptop preferred).

Request for Children’s Clothes
New-or-gently used warm outerwear and school clothes are a priority!

Men’s Casual/Work Clothes also needed

We especially welcome donations of NEW socks — the clothing item most requested by our neighbors experiencing homelessness

Many thanks to our generous community for supporting our neighbors in need.

Clothing drive @ Admiral Church
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Warm Clothing Drive sponsored by Admiral Church at 4320 SW Hill St.

on behalf of Mary’s Place. Greatly needed: Coats, Sweaters, Scarfs, Gloves, Boots, Shoes, Socks, Ear Muffs for Men, Women and Children. Drop off between 12-3 pm November 18th thru the 21st. There is a great need right now and we at Admiral Church are helping to meet it. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Nov
24
Wed
Winter Care Package Drive at West Seattle High School
Nov 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

During school closure in winter break (12/18 2021-1/2 2022), the Teen Health Center will be closed and students will not be able to access the Health Center’s services. The 16 day break can become a gap for those students who regularly rely on the Teen Health Center for access to hygiene products. With that issue, I proposed the idea to assemble winter care packages to provide the appropriate hygiene necessities needed throughout the break.

Here are hygiene necessities that would be included in care packages:
– packaged masks
– unopened hand sanitizer
– unopened protein bars/granola bars/snacks
– unopened bars of soap
– unopened deodorant
– unused toothbrushes
– unopened toothpaste
– unopened chapstick
– hand warmers

Donations of clothing (used): jackets, sweaters, pants, socks, gloves, hats, scarves, t-shirts, blankets

Donation collecting events:
at WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL’S HISTORIC ENTRANCE
3000 California Ave SW

– Wednesday, November 24th 2021 from 3-5 pm
– Wednesday, December 1st 2021 from 3-5 pm
– Wednesday, December 8th 2021 from 3-5 pm

The Teen Health Council will then assemble care packages and students at West Seattle High School can pick them up during the week of 12/13-12/17, the week before winter break starts.