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.

Nov
27
Sat
Christmas Ship in West Seattle, night 2 @ 2 stops
Nov 27 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Christmas Ship in West Seattle! Night 2, two stops:

Departure: Pier 55
Choir: The Dickens Carolers
Performance: Salty’s on Alki Beach @ 5:35 pm

Departure: Pier 55
Choir: The Dickens Carolers
Performance: Alki Beach Park @ 8:35 pm

Open Mic Night at The Spot West Seattle
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm

Show up and play!

‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

Live Music at Drunky Two Shoes BBQ
Nov 27 @ 8:00 pm

October 2021

1st- Reposado, Lindstrom and The Limit

2nd- Tripp Rezac, Caleb and Walter

8th- Planetelex (Tribute To Radiohead), Repeater (Tribute To Fugazi)

9th- Danny Newcomb, American Flats, Nathan Ryan

14th- Sundae Crush, Day Soul Exquisite

15th- Death By Overkill, Fly Honey

16th- Besty Olson Band, Moon Palace

21st- Shadow Pattern, Catch Rabbit, Mt Fog

22nd- Futurenot, Jaws Of Brooklyn, DJ Abe Beeson

23rd- Aaron Crawford, Kitty Mae

28th- Unsinkable Heavies

29th- Hellbot, Furniture Girls

30th- Fat Saturn, Emotional Trash, Bad With Birds

November 2021

4th- White Shark Cafe, The Rookery, TBD

5th- Low Hums, Scott Yoder, SSDD

6th- Dirty Rugs, Dumb Thumbs, TBD

11th- Emergency Break, Wilting

13th- White City Graves, Piston Ready

26th- Bad Optics, Black Ends, Apology Wars

27th- Groove Surfers

Thursday Shows: 7 pm Doors, 8 pm Show, $10
Friday/Saturday Shows: 8 pm Doors, 9 pm Show, $10

Nov
28
Sun
Hanukkah
Nov 28 – Dec 5 all-day

Hanukkah! See our Holiday Guide for public events.

Disability-friendly COVID-19 clinic for kids @ Neighborhood House High Point
Nov 28 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

An upcoming disability-friendly COVID vaccine clinic in West Seattle, specifically for kids ages 5-11, scheduled for November 28 (with the 2nd dose event on Dec 19th). You must register for an appointment in advance. This is a great opportunity to get kids vaccinated before the holidays.

The nurses for this pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic are trained and skilled in working with kids with disabilities. They will have a separate area for kids with sensory needs. In-car vaccination may be possible if requested in advance. You can request accommodations through their online contact form: https://www.bepliable.com/reach-out

COVID VACCINE CLINIC FOR YOUTH AGES 5-11 ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Who: Children age 5-11 only (FDA Pediatric Pfizer (5 to <12) Fact Sheet ) Where: Neighborhood House High Point, 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA 98126 When: Sunday, November 28th, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Register here

Second dose event: Saturday December 19th, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Register here

Duwamish Longhouse Native Gift Fair and Holiday Art Market
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Shop and snack. More info here.

Sunday morning West Seattle Ultimate pickup @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

As the delta variant continues to increase and King County enters the high transmission level, it is important to play safe ultimate.

If you are UNvaccinated, please stay home until you are fully vaccinated. For all of our health.

Vaccinated folks, please do come play after you send a contact tracing email to WSUFFspirit@gmail.com so we can communicate any exposure.

Thanks for your attention to this very important health matter.

West Seattle Pickup Ultimate Info:

Sunday mornings 10 am
Walt Hundley Playfield
6920 34th Ave SW

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West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Fogue Gallery Holiday Pop-Up Art Market
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday Run Club @ Ounces
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm

Sunday Run Club
Takes place every Sunday at noon at Ounces.

Run is open to all running levels and starts/finishes at Ounces. Runners can go at their own pace and distance. Just show up at Ounces at noon on any Sunday to run! Strollers and pets welcome.

www.ounceswestseattle.com/upcoming-events

Holiday pet parade
Nov 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

The Kenney announces its first ever “Holly-paws Dog Parade”! Walk off your holiday meal, give your pup some exercise and bring some joy to our residents! Dog moms and dads are invited to come brighten the day of our elders and walk their well-behaved dogs around the block of The Kenney. Holiday attire for all is encouraged! Residents will be gathered in two areas to watch.

§ Date: Sunday, November 28
§ Time: 1:30-2:00PM
§ Meet on the corner of Othello and Fauntleroy, to proceed north on Fauntleroy at 1:30PM.
§ Feel free to dress your dog up in costume or holiday attire!
§ Each pooch will receive a goodie bag of homemade dog-biscuits made by our residents.
§ People-masking and physical distancing is highly recommended/strongly encouraged for the safety and enjoyment of all.
§ If your dog is social and enjoys exuberantly greeting people, please exercise great caution with our residents.

Questions, please call or email Danette Utley, Life Enrichment Director of the Kenney, 206-937-2800 or dutley@thekenney.org The Kenney is located at 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW

‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Nov 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

White Center Community Dinner Church
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

FREE SUNDAY NIGHT DINNERS: White Center Community Dinner Church serves dinner every Sunday night to the community — everyone is welcome! Join us from 5–6:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army Community Center, 9050 16th Ave SW. To-go meals also available.

Live Music at Drunky Two Shoes BBQ
Nov 28 @ 8:00 pm

October 2021

1st- Reposado, Lindstrom and The Limit

2nd- Tripp Rezac, Caleb and Walter

8th- Planetelex (Tribute To Radiohead), Repeater (Tribute To Fugazi)

9th- Danny Newcomb, American Flats, Nathan Ryan

14th- Sundae Crush, Day Soul Exquisite

15th- Death By Overkill, Fly Honey

16th- Besty Olson Band, Moon Palace

21st- Shadow Pattern, Catch Rabbit, Mt Fog

22nd- Futurenot, Jaws Of Brooklyn, DJ Abe Beeson

23rd- Aaron Crawford, Kitty Mae

28th- Unsinkable Heavies

29th- Hellbot, Furniture Girls

30th- Fat Saturn, Emotional Trash, Bad With Birds

November 2021

4th- White Shark Cafe, The Rookery, TBD

5th- Low Hums, Scott Yoder, SSDD

6th- Dirty Rugs, Dumb Thumbs, TBD

11th- Emergency Break, Wilting

13th- White City Graves, Piston Ready

26th- Bad Optics, Black Ends, Apology Wars

27th- Groove Surfers

Thursday Shows: 7 pm Doors, 8 pm Show, $10
Friday/Saturday Shows: 8 pm Doors, 9 pm Show, $10

Sunday karaoke at Admiral Pub
Nov 28 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 29 @ 1:00 am

Sundays & Wednesdays, 8 pm-1 am.

Triangular Jazztet at The Alley
Nov 28 @ 8:00 pm

Two sets, 8 pm and 9 pm, on Sundays.

Nov
29
Mon
West Seattle Reign Club Volleyball Tryouts @ times vary
Nov 29 all-day

West Seattle Reign is hosting Club Volleyball Tryouts this weekend!

TRYOUT DATES:

Please register for the day you plan to attend. Space is limited so register early!

You only need to register for one day of tryouts, but you can register for more if you’d like to.

U10, U12, U13 & U14 Girls & Boys

Session #1 ~ 10/30/2021 – 10a – 1230p (At the Salvation Army White Center)

Session #2 ~ 10/31/2021 – 10a – 1230p (At Seattle Lutheran High School)

Make Up Session #1 ~ 11/4/2021 – 5p – 730p (At Seattle Lutheran High School)

U15, U16, U17 & U18 Girls & Boys

Session #1 ~ 11/29/2021 – 615p – 815p (At Seattle Lutheran High School)

Session #2 ~ 11/30/2021 – 615p – 815p (At Seattle Lutheran High School)

Make Up Session #1 ~ 12/1/2021 – 615p-815p (At Seattle Lutheran High School)

For more information or to register, please visit our website at www.westseattlereign.com.

Open D&D at Meeples Games
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Mondays: 6:30-10 pm
Open D&D

Seattle’s largest open D&D group can be found at Meeples Games. First time playing? No problem. Experienced player? Great! This group is for everyone from beginners of all age groups.

Each drop in session is $5, with a chance to join one of the continued campaigns. Seats are first come first serve.

Monday Night Trivia at The Good Society
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm

Monday Night Trivia at The Good Society Public House (California/Lander).

•Hosted by Jesse of ‘Trivia O Muerte’.
• 7-9 pm
•Teams up to 8 people welcome.
•$2/person entry – winner take all.
•proof of vax or negative test required to be inside/play

Monday trivia at Best of Hands
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm

Weekly trivia at Best of Hands Barrelhouse (35th/Webster):

•Hosted by Melanie & Trivia o Muerte
•7-9 pm
•Teams up to 6 people welcome.
•$2/person entry – winner take all.
•Proof of vax or negative test required to be inside/play
•21+

Trivia w/Quizfix @ The Skylark
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Quiz Night on Monday nights, 7:30 pm, at The Skylark – Free to play!

Six Rounds, ten questions each. This includes an audio round, a picture round, three themed rounds and a random round with questions from several different categories. Maximum of 6 team members to be eligible for prizes.

Prizes:
1st place: $25 gift certificate
2nd place: $15 gift certificate
next to last place: pitcher of Cold Beer Pilsner

Seattle’s Best Trivia Night is at the Skylark every Monday. Come early to grab a table and dinner.

Nov
30
Tue
West Seattle Reign Club Volleyball Tryouts @ times vary
Nov 30 all-day

West Seattle Reign is hosting Club Volleyball Tryouts this weekend!

TRYOUT DATES:

Please register for the day you plan to attend. Space is limited so register early!

You only need to register for one day of tryouts, but you can register for more if you’d like to.

U10, U12, U13 & U14 Girls & Boys

Session #1 ~ 10/30/2021 – 10a – 1230p (At the Salvation Army White Center)

Session #2 ~ 10/31/2021 – 10a – 1230p (At Seattle Lutheran High School)

Make Up Session #1 ~ 11/4/2021 – 5p – 730p (At Seattle Lutheran High School)

U15, U16, U17 & U18 Girls & Boys

Session #1 ~ 11/29/2021 – 615p – 815p (At Seattle Lutheran High School)

Session #2 ~ 11/30/2021 – 615p – 815p (At Seattle Lutheran High School)

Make Up Session #1 ~ 12/1/2021 – 615p-815p (At Seattle Lutheran High School)

For more information or to register, please visit our website at www.westseattlereign.com.

Weekly demonstration for racial justice
Nov 30 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

**IMPORTANT UPDATE: NEW TIMES ON OUR WEEKLY SIGN-WAVING EVENT**

SAME PLACE: The intersection of 16th Ave. SW & SW Holden St.; West Seattle

WHEN: TUESDAYS ONLY!

TIME: 4:30-6:00 pm

Join members of Hate Free Delridge and Puget Ridge Cohousing for this ongoing community sign-waving event and help spread the message that Black Lives Matter and the time to end systemic racism is NOW! We have signs to share or bring your own!

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

West Seattle Toastmasters 832 online meeting
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Toastmasters Club 832 has been around since 1950 and has successfully pivoted to meeting online. Club members have continued to meet throughout 2020 to practice speaking, communication, and leadership skills in a positive, supportive environment. We would love to have you join us for one of our upcoming meetings.

Our club generally meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, except holidays. Follow us on Facebook to stay tuned for all news and events. RSVP here: wstoastmasters832@gmail.com

Trivia and Tacos @ Admiral Pub
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tuesday Trivia and Tacos

Trivia starts at 7 pm and goes to 9 pm. Currently Admiral Pub is the northwest champion at TapTV Trivia. For the next 8 weeks we will be defending our title.

Belle of the Balls Bingo @ The Skylark
Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Free to play every Tuesday from 8-10pm. New, silly prizes every week and fun for the whole family.

Dec
1
Wed
West Seattle Reign Club Volleyball Tryouts @ times vary
Dec 1 all-day

West Seattle Reign is hosting Club Volleyball Tryouts this weekend!

TRYOUT DATES:

Please register for the day you plan to attend. Space is limited so register early!

You only need to register for one day of tryouts, but you can register for more if you’d like to.

U10, U12, U13 & U14 Girls & Boys

Session #1 ~ 10/30/2021 – 10a – 1230p (At the Salvation Army White Center)

Session #2 ~ 10/31/2021 – 10a – 1230p (At Seattle Lutheran High School)

Make Up Session #1 ~ 11/4/2021 – 5p – 730p (At Seattle Lutheran High School)

U15, U16, U17 & U18 Girls & Boys

Session #1 ~ 11/29/2021 – 615p – 815p (At Seattle Lutheran High School)

Session #2 ~ 11/30/2021 – 615p – 815p (At Seattle Lutheran High School)

Make Up Session #1 ~ 12/1/2021 – 615p-815p (At Seattle Lutheran High School)

For more information or to register, please visit our website at www.westseattlereign.com.

Winter Care Package Drive at West Seattle High School
Dec 1 @ 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.

District 1 Community Network @ online
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm

The D1CN meets to provide information, knowledge, expertise, and experience to develop productive relationships and effective communication among District 1 councils, associations, groups and governmental, business and community constituents, and all are welcome to attend.

First Weds of each month, from 7 – 9 pm
Meeting link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85042114712?pwd=QytHcnNTZmRYZXBzSStxNldnaGFOdz09

Meeting ID: 850 4211 4712

Passcode: 165919

Call-in only info:

Phone number: 253-215-8782

Meeting ID: 850 4211 4712

Passcode: 165919

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Fully backlined open mic at Skylark free every Wednesday, 7:30 pm sign-up 7:30pm sign-up /Music starts at 8:30 (The line to sign up often starts to form around 7:00 so get here early!)

It’s great for musicians, but it is also a great night out to see some of Seattle’s best up and coming musicians.

  • No host to hog the spotlight, just bands/solo acts and a friendly, experienced sound engineer
  • >Full 16 track recordings of your set available for purchase ($10 for solo acts, $20 for bands), make a demo!
  • Full menu and bar available with 12 beers on tap
  • All genres welcome: solo, acoustic, electronica, full bands, and comedy of any type
    10 minutes/2 songs each

  • Gretsch house drums, Vox AC30 guitar amp, Yamaha G50410 guitar amp, Ashdown ABM500 bass amp, Shure mics, DIs, etc.
  • You are welcome to bring more gear, just talk to the sound engineer beforehand to make sure it is compatible

PLEASE NOTE: The list goes out at 7:30 but people arrive much earlier to line up and is first come first served. Please be courteous of those that were there before you. While this is free to sign-up, please arrive hungry and thirsty, and do purchase something as we want to keep providing the opportunity and keep it free.

Wednesday karaoke at Admiral Pub
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 2 @ 1:00 am

Karaoke at the Admiral Pub

Every Sunday and Wednesday 8 pm till 1 am

Dec
2
Thu
West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Open Jam Thursdays at Best of Hands Barrelhouse
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board Game Night at Meeples Games
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Thursdays: 6:30-10 pm Board Game Night

Join Meeples Games for a night of board game fun! Each week we will teach you a new game and play some favorites as well. This event is open to all ages!

‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

Battlestar Kalakala @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 2 @ 9:00 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club: Battlestar Kalakala continues the tradition of #RareFunkGrooves and #DeepFunk on West Seattle Island. Featuring members of West Seattle Soul aka The Pulsations with some of Seattle’s finest, and you! First Thursdays. Doors at 8, Music at 9. Age 21+ $10

Dec
3
Fri
Winter Wander scavenger hunt @ various locations
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm

Winter Wander ~ A West Seattle Scavenger Hunt

5 PM Friday, Dec. 3 through 7 PM Sunday, Dec. 12.

All over West Seattle

Intended audience: West Seattle residents of all ages (and their friends)

Purpose: designed to bring friends and families together for holiday fun!

Cost: Free

Website: wondersinaliceland.com/winter-wander

Contact: Alice Kuder, winterwander2021@gmail.com

‘Orca Rescue’ book talk with Donna Sandstrom @ online
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm

Orca Rescue Book Talk
Virtual event hosted by Elliot Bay Book Company
Presentation by Donna Sandstrom
12/3 at 6 PM
It’s free!

Register here.

In 2002, a young orca was discovered near Seattle – lost, alone, and 300 miles away from home. Six months later she was rescued, rehabilitated, and returned to her pod on the north end of Vancouver Island. Today Springer is thriving, with two calves of her own and another on the way. It’s the only successful orca reunion in history!

Orca Rescue!: The True Story of an Orphaned Orca Named Springer (KidsCan Press), written by Donna Sandstrom and illustrated by Unama’ki (Cape Breton Island) based visual artist Sarah Burwash, tells the riveting story of how two countries and hundreds of people worked together to return Springer to her family.

Donna Sandstrom will share photos and inside stories based on her perspective as a community organizer on the project. The presentation will follow Springer’s story from discovery through successful release, and subsequent reunions. Children and families will be inspired by this true and hopeful story, and learn how the lessons we learned from Springer can help us recover southern resident orcas today.

Author Donna Sandstrom is the Founder/Director of The Whale Trail. In 2002 she was a community organizer on the effort to reunite Springer with her family and went on to found The Whale Trail in 2008, with many members of Springer’s team. Today there are more than 130 sites, spanning four states and two countries. She recently served as a member of Governor Inslee’s Orca Recovery Task Force.

‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

Evening beach walk with Seattle Aquarium naturalist @ Constellation Park
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist program will be hosting an evening beach walk at Charles Richey Viewpoint/ Constellation Park this Friday, December 3, 8-10 pm. This is a free, family friendly event and doesn’t require registration. We are looking forward to being back on the beach for these evening beach walks and connecting with the West Seattle community.

For more information about the event please visit our website at seattleaquarium.org/beach-naturalist-program

Dec
4
Sat
The Bridge School open houses
Dec 4 all-day

Saturday, December 4th, 2021 – Virtual Event
You can learn more about The Bridge School Cooperative Elementary at our Virtual Open House on December 4th, 2021. Please visit our website for more information and to sign up for our open house: bridgeschoolcoop.org

Saturday, January 8th, 2022 – Scheduled In-Person Guided Tours
You can learn more about The Bridge School Cooperative Elementary at our In-Person Open House on Saturday, January 8th, 2022. Please visit our website for more information and to sign up for our open house: bridgeschoolcoop.org/

Alki Beach community cleanup @ 56th SW & Alki SW, West Seattle
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

ALKI BEACH AND NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP
1st Saturday of every month, 10 AM to 2 PM

Pick sticks and buckets provided – RSVP to reserve one. Feel free to bring your own. Supervised kids welcome. Behaved dogs welcome off beach. We spread out to cover most surface. Stay as long as you desire; go as far as you would like. The goal is to collect the garbage before it enters the beach and ocean. We can gather after for a distancing coffee if time allows. We meet at 10 am outside, between Blue Moon Burgers and 56th on Alki Ave SW

If you can’t make it Saturdays, consider starting your own group that meets another day. Looking forward to meeting you.

To RSVP or ask a question, text Jessica at 206.769.6330.

Bird-themed scavenger hunt @ həʔapus Village Park and Shoreline Habitat
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am

Have fun with us on Sunday, 12/5!

There’s still time to sign up for our Birdy Scavenger Hunt event this weekend! All donations support a good caws (The Heron’s Nest) and go directly to The Heron’s Nest Landback Project.

There are many ways to participate:

Gather friends and do our birdy scavenger hunt as a team remotely.

Bring your friends or make new friends at the outing at həʔapus Village Park and Shoreline Habitat (formerly Terminal 107 Park) in West Seattle.

Make a donation and plan a future visit to see the Heron’s Nest.

Pop-Up Holiday Gift Show
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

POP-UP HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW – Saturday Only 10-4
Shop local! Shop handcrafted!

I’m a longtime West Seattle resident who has been busy in my workshop for months creating a variety of unique, beautiful, and practical crafts that will make you the number one gift giver this year. My outdoor show will feature a variety of holiday decorations, custom wrap, holiday tasty treats as well as thoughtful gifts for the men, women, and cats on your list.

Please join me in the Admiral District for my outside one-woman gift show:

Saturday, December 4 10-4

47th Ave SW & Holgate St

West Seattle

https://www.instagram.com/always_be_crafting

Rat City Studios Holiday Open Studio and Sale
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Rat City Studios & (soon to be) Rain City Clay are sister studios located in White Center & West Seattle. They are vibrant, creative communities that offer everything from beginning pottery classes to mentorship programs for emerging artists, and firing services for local potters. RCS & RCC have a mission to engage and build community through clay. Explore our community by taking a class or browsing the gallery! Rat City Studios is an open creative clay studio that provides a supportive environment for makers working independently in clay and artists who seek to take the next step in their paths as potters. This welcoming studio, located in White Center, is home to founder-potter-instructor-author Deb Schwartzkopf. RCS offers monthly studio access to independent study participants, skill-building online clay workshops, and guidance for emerging artists through studio assistant positions. We support artists at many levels through shared experiential learning. Rat City Studios also hosts and participates in community events. Open Studio and Holiday Sale Information: Dates: Saturday & Sunday, December 4th & 5th, 10 am-4 pm Location: 2410 SW 106th Street More Information: ratcitystudios.com/holiday-show-and-sale

Free Saturday writing group
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am

(For location – see this site.)

This will be a FREE, WEEKLY, IN-PERSON active writing group based in the Amherst Writers and Artists method. It is a safe, critique-free space.

Formal manuscript review sessions with full positive critique will be offered several times a year, based on group interest.

WRITERS OF ALL LEVELS WELCOME. Whether you haven’t picked up a pen since high school or are a pro, you are welcome. 16 and up. For more on AWA method go to Amherstwriters.org

THE COVID RULES
: At this time. the group is limited to vaccinated participants at this time. Masks are required while inside the space.

REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT REQUIRED: Go to https://www.compasswriters.com/service-page/free-saturday-morning-awa-writing-group?referral=service_list_widget

PROCESS:

10:30 Welcome and crab coffee

10:40 Prompts given (use or don’t use, up to you)

10:40 to 12:40 Writing
12:40 those who wish to experience the full AWA method are invited to read their JUST WRITTEN work aloud for encouraging response. No critiquing, no telling other writers what they “should, might, or could” do.

BRING: 
Breakfast-y snacks to share
Whatever you like to write on
Ready encouragement for other writers

LEAVE AT HOME: 
Other writing. Sharing in this group is limited to he work just written during our session. Judgement of others’ writing

Toys for Tots drive with Seattle Fire @ Outside Westwood Village QFC
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Toys for Tots toy collection event in partnership with US Marine Corps, QFC, Seattle Fire Foundation and Aetna volunteers. We will be at the Westwood QFC parking lot from 10:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. on 12/4 collecting new and unwrapped toys and/or cash donations. For more information visit: fireline.seattle.gov/2021/11/22/seattle-fire-supports-annual-toys-for-tots-at-three-drop-off-locations

Holiday Arts/Crafts Sale at Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

December 4, 2021 – 11 am – 4 pm

The Senior Center of West Seattle and our Art Group are hosting and arts and crafts extravaganza this Saturday. More than 20 artists and vendors will be selling unique and hand-crafted items. Stop by for your holiday shopping and support local West Seattle businesses and our own artists/crafters. Proof of vaccination status or a negative COVID test will be required for entry.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Holiday Makers’ Market at West Seattle Grounds
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, December 4th – Holiday Makers Market 1-4 pm:

enjoy shopping from local artisans while you enjoy a beverage and support local businesses

Santa Paws photos with pets @ Windermere West Seattle
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Windermere at the Junction hosting last-minute Santa Paws this coming Saturday 1-3 pm free (accepting pet food donations)

Bring your pets for a photos with Santa. Dress for the weather as limited numbers allowed inside at any given time.

David Cinnamon busking
Dec 4 @ 1:30 pm

Musician busking in The Junction, in front of KeyBank.

West Seattle Junction Hometown Holidays 2021 Tree Lighting & Night Market
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come to the Holiday Night Market and Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 4th, from 3 PM to 7 PM on SW Alaska Street, where you’ll find local handmade goods from more than 40 local artisans. Get your picture with Santa too! Watch for Santa 4 PM to 7 PM in the Holiday Night Market Santa House. Make an ornament to hang on the tree to show holiday spirit the entire community can enjoy!

Enjoy a full stage show this year hosted by Elvis! There will be a whole lotta jingly shakin’ going on!

White Center Remembrance Walk
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join a walk to honor White Center’s struggling businesses – details here.

Open Mic Night at The Spot West Seattle
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm

Show up and play!

‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

The Harper Conspiracy, and The Fully Realized perform @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club featuring The Harper Conspiracy, and The Fully Realized. Door at 8 Music at 9

Sonic love bursting from lyric driven indie rock to fresh and funky vintage vibes. The Harper Conspiracy & The Fully Realized are a package deal!

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ONLINE WEST SEATTLE CHURCH SERVICES FOR 12/5/2021 @ Online
Dec 5 all-day

Here’s the update for December 5th, from email as well as churches’ websites:

ADMIRAL UCC: Worship in the sanctuary or watch the livestream at 10:30 am – info here.

ALKI UCC: 10 am in-person and online – service and connection info here, where you’ll also find the registration link to attend in person.

ALL SOULS: 9:30 and 11 am, online or in-person (now meeting at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center) – info here.

BETHANY COMMUNITY CHURCH: 9:30 am – in person or online.

CALVARY CHAPEL: Video for today will be viewable here; 10 am in-person service at the Senior Center of West Seattle; go here for info on 6 pm all-church prayer (in-person or by phone) and 7 pm evening worship (in-person or online).

EASTRIDGE CHURCH: Livestreaming here at 9 and 11 am; 9:15 am in-person service info here.

FAUNTLEROY UCC: Service in-person or via livestream at 10 am on the church’s YouTube channel.

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH OF WEST SEATTLE: Today’s online (written) liturgy is here.

GRACE CHURCH: Livestreaming here, 10:30 am.

HALLOWS CHURCH: Worship will be livestreamed here at 10:30 am.

HOLY ROSARY CATHOLIC CHURCH: Livestreaming at 8:30 and 10:30 am here; in-person Mass too.

HOPE LUTHERAN: Today’s worship services will be streamed here – 9 and 10:30 am (or attend in person).

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CATHOLIC CHURCH: Mass will be livestreamed here at 8:30 am Sunday; you can also attend that Mass in person, as well as 5:30 pm Saturday and 11:00 am Sunday.

PEACE LUTHERAN: In-person worship at 10:30 am (by reservation) and livestreaming – info here.

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH:

8:30 a.m. Drive-in church in the parking lot
Click here for the bulletin.

10:30 a.m. In-Person and Live Streamed Holy Eucharist
This service will be LIVESTREAMED
Click here for the bulletin.

TIBBETTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (WSB sponsor): The video service for today will be viewable here, a recording of the in-person service at 10 am.

TRINITY CHURCH: Livestreaming here, 10 am. (In-person too.)

WEST SEATTLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH: The service for today will be streamed here at 10 am.

WEST SEATTLE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE: Livestreaming here, 11 am.

WEST SIDE PRESBYTERIAN 9 am, in person or online – info here.

WESTSIDE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION: Livestreaming at 10:30 am – information on today’s service is here. (In-person services, at reduced capacity and by registration, also resume today.)

WESTWOOD CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY: Online or in-person worship at 11 am; info here; video here.

Any other churches to add? Please email us – westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

Regional COVID-19 vaccine clinics for Seattle Public Schools students @ various times, locations
Dec 5 all-day

Southwest

Pathfinder K-8 School 1901 SW Genesee St. Seattle, WA 98106

1st dose: Sunday, November 14, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.; 2nd dose: December 5, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Medical provider: Safeway/Albertsons Pharmacy, Registration and consent required

Madison Middle School 3429 45th Ave. SW Seattle, WA 98116

1st dose: Monday, November 15, 4 – 6 p.m.; 2nd dose: December 6, 4 – 6 p.m.
Cafeteria, Use play court entrance downstairs from south parking lot.
Medical provider: Safeway/Albertsons Pharmacy, Registration and consent required

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 School 5950 Delridge Way SW Seattle, WA 98106

1st dose: Saturday, November 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 2nd dose: December 11, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Medical provider: Safeway/Albertsons Pharmacy, Registration and consent required

Sunday vaccination clinics @ Neighborhood House High Point
Dec 5 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Walk-ups welcome at these clinics, but you can also make an appointment – the link is in this story.

Hands on Hanukkah @ West Seattle Farmers Market
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

To raise awareness and a greater understanding of the Jewish community, the SJCC has created a series of FREE pop up events, called Hands on Hanukkah. SJCC Staff will be at six different locations throughout the Seattle area to celebrate the holiday with arts and crafts and tasty treats for children of all ages. We hope that families of all faiths will join us and learn about the miracle of Hanukkah! FREE.

Hands on Hanukkah at the West Seattle Farmers Market
Date: Sunday, Dec 5th from 10 am-2 pm
Website: https://sjcc.org/event/hands-on-hanukkah-at-west-seattle-farmers-market/
Best for ages 10 and under

Rat City Studios Holiday Open Studio and Sale
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Rat City Studios & (soon to be) Rain City Clay are sister studios located in White Center & West Seattle. They are vibrant, creative communities that offer everything from beginning pottery classes to mentorship programs for emerging artists, and firing services for local potters. RCS & RCC have a mission to engage and build community through clay. Explore our community by taking a class or browsing the gallery! Rat City Studios is an open creative clay studio that provides a supportive environment for makers working independently in clay and artists who seek to take the next step in their paths as potters. This welcoming studio, located in White Center, is home to founder-potter-instructor-author Deb Schwartzkopf. RCS offers monthly studio access to independent study participants, skill-building online clay workshops, and guidance for emerging artists through studio assistant positions. We support artists at many levels through shared experiential learning. Rat City Studios also hosts and participates in community events. Open Studio and Holiday Sale Information: Dates: Saturday & Sunday, December 4th & 5th, 10 am-4 pm Location: 2410 SW 106th Street More Information: ratcitystudios.com/holiday-show-and-sale

Sunday morning West Seattle Ultimate pickup @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

As the delta variant continues to increase and King County enters the high transmission level, it is important to play safe ultimate.

If you are UNvaccinated, please stay home until you are fully vaccinated. For all of our health.

Vaccinated folks, please do come play after you send a contact tracing email to WSUFFspirit@gmail.com so we can communicate any exposure.

Thanks for your attention to this very important health matter.

West Seattle Pickup Ultimate Info:

Sunday mornings 10 am
Walt Hundley Playfield
6920 34th Ave SW

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West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

West Seattle Junction Hometown Holidays coat drive @ Farmers' Market
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the West Seattle Food Bank, “We will be partnering with Kiwanis Sunday, December 5th, from 10 am -2 pm at their tent at West Seattle Farmers Market in The Junction. We will collect coats, hats, and gloves to be donated to the West Seattle Food Bank’s Clothesline to help families stay warm this winter.” Cocoa for donors!

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Sunday Run Club @ Ounces
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm

Sunday Run Club
Takes place every Sunday at noon at Ounces.

Run is open to all running levels and starts/finishes at Ounces. Runners can go at their own pace and distance. Just show up at Ounces at noon on any Sunday to run! Strollers and pets welcome.

www.ounceswestseattle.com/upcoming-events

Santa at Ounces
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Santa at Ounces!
Sunday, December 5 — 1-4 pm

Santa Claus is coming to town (…or to Ounces anyway!) Bring the whole family down for FREE Santa pics (dogs too!) Pics are FREE! Just bring your phone or camera and snap as many as you like!

Covid Note: Santa is fully vaccinated; however, for everyone’s safety, we’ll be doing distanced pics (ie bench 3ft in front of Santa). We also ask that masks be worn while waiting in line for Santa. They may be removed for pics, and when you are seated at a table
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Link to more info: https://www.ounceswestseattle.com/events/2021/12/5/santa-at-ounces

‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Dec 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

WE’VE BATTLED MONSTERS BEFORE
NOV 26 – DEC 26 2021

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem  Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his  Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

White Center Tree Lighting
Dec 5 @ 4:15 pm

Mac’s Triangle Pub
9454 Delridge Way SW

Donate to The White Center Food Bank here.
Tree lighting at 4:20!

White Center Community Dinner Church
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

FREE SUNDAY NIGHT DINNERS: White Center Community Dinner Church serves dinner every Sunday night to the community — everyone is welcome! Join us from 5–6:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army Community Center, 9050 16th Ave SW. To-go meals also available.

Sunday karaoke at Admiral Pub
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 6 @ 1:00 am

Sundays & Wednesdays, 8 pm-1 am.

Triangular Jazztet at The Alley
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm

Two sets, 8 pm and 9 pm, on Sundays.