West Seattle Event Calendar

*11/28/20 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
12
Thu
West Seattle Art Walk
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Second Thursdays, it’s time for the West Seattle Art Walk; follow that link to see venue/artist highlights – and to get the walking map/venue list!

The West Seattle art walk is a monthly art event that is held the second Thursday of each month 5 pm to 9 pm year-round. The art walk is hosted by the local West Seattle merchants who feature a wide range of art and showcase our vibrant artist community.

Madison Middle School addition community meeting @ Online
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm

Find out more about the planned addition. Meeting link is here.

West Seattle Elementary School addition community meeting @ Online
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm
Open Mic @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

An open mic for musicians and singers of all genres of music. Amateurs, professionals, and kids are invited to come share their music in a warm, inviting setting.

State Fish & Wildlife Department online open house
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Director, Kelly Susewind, and North Puget Sound Regional Director, Brendan Brokes, will take questions from the public in an online broadcast from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12.

WDFW’s North Puget Sound region spans from King County to the U.S.-Canada border and has landscapes ranging from alpine forests of the Cascade mountains in the east to the San Juan islands and Puget Sound to the west.

The department works cooperatively on a government-to-government basis with several tribes in the region to manage fish and wildlife populations and their habitats in a manner that provides sustainable populations and meaningful hunting and fishing opportunities for future generations.

“Our North Puget Sound region faces unique conservation challenges, ranging from managing the invasion of European green crabs to collaborating with partners to recover salmon populations in local watersheds,” said Susewind. “With over 45% of the state’s residents living in this region, it’s especially important for us to engage local communities and work together to conserve wildlife and their habitats. This online event will give us a chance to hear what’s on the minds of people who live here.”

Susewind and Brokes will share updates on several local and statewide issues, including Southern Resident Killer Whales, habitat restoration, and invasive aquatic species.

People can tune into the discussion and ask questions starting at 7 p.m. by visiting the event link on their smartphone or computer. The event will be recorded and posted to the department’s website afterward for those unable to attend.

Susewind has held a series of digital open houses across the state since 2018. These online open houses allow the public to ask questions and stay engaged on the department’s activities from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

The department manages 24 wildlife area units and over 130 water access areas in the North Puget Sound region. These sites are prime destinations for birding, hiking, fishing, hunting, kayaking, bird dog training, and other recreation.

By actively managing lands, restoring habitats, and preserving wild places, the department serves as stewards for Washington’s natural places, protecting the state’s land and water for its human and wildlife populations. Visit WDFW’s website to find a wildlife area or water access area near you.

WDFW is the state agency tasked with preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish, wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing, hunting, and other recreation opportunities

Nov
13
Fri
Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am

It is time for Virtual Kaleidoscope play and learn! Children, parents and caregivers join us for a weekly session where we learn together.

This is a program for parents and caregivers of young children to learn and explore together. This facilitated program is designed to support the development of children’s school readiness skills and to provide education and support for parents and caregivers.

This program is presented by our partners at Denise Louie Education Center.

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 story time programs.

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.

Weekly Delridge anti-racism vigil
Nov 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

What: Delridge weekly anti-racism vigil

When: Friday, November 13th, from 5:30-6:30 pm
Where: Pedestrian overpass on Delridge at the Delridge Community Center/Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

Please remember to wear your masks!

If you can’t come in person, please consider passing on the info to your networks.

CANCELED – Art Lounge @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Art Lounge – doors open at 7 pm. 21+.

Bring your art/craft to the Lounge where you can relax, connect with like-minded neighbors and set your imagination free. Let creativity and spirits flow freely @ HPIC.

(Check the HPIC website for optional art-class offering.)

Nov
14
Sat
Virtual Workshop – Medicare Drug Coverage 101 @ Online (see listing)
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Are you turning 65 and planning for Medicare or considering changing your plans? Attend our virtual workshop series to get up-to-date information. Join on our two-part series on Medicare. Registration required. Please register for each class separately.

Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

November 7: Medicare Made Clear. This workshop will provide an overview of the different parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C. D and supplements), what they cover, and how they work. There will be a discussion of the different ways you can receive your benefits, including the pros and cons of each, and approximate costs. We will also cover enrollment and eligibility guidelines.

November 14
: Medicare Drug Coverage 101. This workshop gives an overview of Medicare Part D drug coverage including when to enroll, how to calculate your costs and select a plan, the four stages of coverage, and additional resources if you need help with the cost of your prescriptions.

*The presenter, Jean Cormier, is an independent agent and is not connected with the Federal Medicare Program.

Please register for each class separately.

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.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 14 @ 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.

Virtual Arts For 50+ Paper Ornaments @ Online (see listing)
Nov 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Paper Ornaments 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.

Learn how to turn flat pieces of paper into 3-dimensional shapes. We’ll cut, bend, fold and attach paper to create art from your recycling bin.

Supplies needed: Assortment of paper (computer paper, card stock, magazines, paper bags or construction paper), scissors, glue, tape, stapler.

Facilitated by Suzie Treinen.

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.

Nov
15
Sun
Dine Out for Lafayette @ Mission Cantina
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Dine Out for Lafayette at @missioncantinaseattle. Brunch + Lunch available 10am-4pm, Happy Hour 4pm-6pm, and Dinner 4pm-10pm. Take out or dine in, please mention Lafayette in order for us to receive 20% of sales (INCLUDING DRINKS). Admiral Theater is also open again for limited seating in case you want to do a dinner + movie!

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Nov 15 @ 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 15 @ 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.

Jack Straw Writers’ Showcase @ Online (see listing)
Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us to hear new work from members of the Jack Straw Writing Program, curated by Anastacia-Reneé. Registration is required.

Click here to register. The link to access the event will be sent to you by email once you register.

Presenters may include: Anastacia-Reneé, Rob Arnold, Ebo Barton, Jeffrey Lee Cheatham II, Ching-In Chen, Elaina Ellis, Michelle Goodman, Maisha Banks Manson, Wryly T. McCutchen, Troy Osaki, Helen K. Thomas, Jose Trejo-Maya, Arianne True.

The event is presented in partnership with Jack Straw Cultural Center. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and Seattle City of Literature. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

ABOUT THE EVENT:

The Jack Straw Writers Program, now in its twenty-fourth year, has included more than 250 Pacific Northwest writers who represent a diverse range of literary genres. The purpose of the Jack Straw Writers Program is to introduce local writers to the medium of recorded audio; to develop their presentation skills for both live and recorded readings; to encourage the creation of new literary work; to present the writers and their work in live readings, in an anthology, on the web, and on the radio; and to build community among writers. Each year an invited curator selects the participating writers from a large pool of applicants, based on artistic excellence, diversity of literary genres and experiences, and creating a cohesive group of writers. Writers receive training in vocal presentation, performance, and microphone technique to prepare them for studio recording and live readings. Their recorded readings and interviews with the curator are then used to produce features on our web site, for radio broadcast, and for podcasts, which are available for streaming or download on the Jack Straw website.

ABOUT THE CURATOR:

2020 Writers Program Curator Anastacia-Renée is a multi-genre writer, educator, and interdisciplinary artist. She is the recipient of the 2018, James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award for Washington artists (Artist Trust), and has served as the Seattle Civic Poet from 2017-2019, and the 2015-2017 Poet-in-Residence at Hugo House. Anastacia-Renee is a TED Speaker, The Deep End podcast Co-host, two-time Pushcart nominee and writer and director of 9 Ounces, A One Woman Show and Queer, Mama, Crossroads. She is the author of Forget It (Black Radish Books), (v.), (Black Ocean) 26, (Dancing Girl Press), and Answer(Me) (Winged City Chapbooks, Argus Press) and has received writing fellowships and residencies from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, VONA, Artist Trust, Jack Straw, Ragdale, Whiteley, Mineral School and Hypatia in the Woods. She teaches multi-genre workshops at Hugo House, libraries, universities, and conferences.

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.

El Club Latino Virtual @ Online (see listing)
Nov 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

La discusión se llevará a cabo completamente en español a través de la plataforma de reuniones en línea WebEx. El espacio es limitado. Por favor, haga clic aquí para inscribirse.

Únase al Club de Lectura de la Biblioteca Central. Todos son bienvenidos. El libro de este mes es: Patrias: Cuatro amigos, dos países y el destino de la gran migración mexicana de Alfredo Corchado.

Cuando Alfredo Corchado se traslada a Filadelfia en 1987 como corresponsal de The Wall Street Journal, se sintió como si fuera el único mexicano en la ciudad. Pero en el restaurant Tequilas conecta con otros dos mexicanos y un mexicoamericano que se sentían tan aislados como él y comienzan una conversación sobre qué significa ser mexicano y estadounidense al mismo tiempo y que duraría más de 30 años. La perspectiva de estos cuatro amigos –David Suro, dueño del restaurante; Primo, académico y activista social, Ken Trujillo, criado en Nuevo México y con una carrera política por delante y el propio autor, será el marco en el que se cuenta esta historia. Aunque desde Estados Unidos piensan en México y su cultura como su patria original, todos acaban descubriendo que su patria es una mezcla de ambos países.

View in Catalog: Patrias by Alfredo Corchado

Translation: Join El Club Latino and spend a pleasant time talking about books and Latin American culture. El Club Latino meets once a month.

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.

Nov
16
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Landscape Poetry @ Online (see listing)
Nov 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Landscape Poetry 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.

During this workshop, we’ll explore the settings that hold special meaning through reminiscence activities. We’ll share our personal stories and, together, create a mural of landscape memories captured in visual images, words and phrases.

Supplies needed: paper, pen and pencil.

Facilitated by Bobbi Kidder.

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.

Nov
17
Tue
HAPPENING – West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 17 @ 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.

Hope Lutheran School informational events @ Online
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm

Virtual All-School Open House – November 17, 2020, 6 pm via Zoom
We invite you to our All-School Open House on Zoom, hosted by Admissions Director, Sally Heit. It’s never too early to think about learning opportunities for your student(s) for the coming Fall. Meet the administrative staff, teachers from preschool, elementary and middle school, and hear about how Hope School is conducting in-person and remote learning in this uncertain time of Covid19. To attend the event, register through this link: https://forms.gle/1coHMjAJCEh1gowF6 The Zoom link will be emailed to registered families the day of the event. Questions, email admissions@hopeseattle.org or visit our Apply page on our website.

Kindergarten Information Night – December 1, 2020 6:00 p.m. Via Zoom
Kindergarten is a big milestone for your child, and there are many educational options to choose from. We want to help you with that decision by giving you information regarding kindergarten readiness and what to expect that first year. Join us December 1 to learn more about how ready your child is for kindergarten and what kindergarten looks like at Hope School. To attend this virtual event, please register using this link: https://forms.gle/mmRdnsvH3rhjt5A86. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to participants the day of the event. Questions? Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information.

Preschool Open House – Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
Make sure to add the Preschool Open House to the calendar. Most preschools begin to register students for the coming fall at this time, so it is never too early to do your research. Although your student(s) won’t be able to explore the classroom, our teachers will be on hand to answer questions and talk about our play-based approach to learning and building a strong foundation for your little one to grow from. To register to attend this event, click this link: https://forms.gle/5Uw6ygCK3uPVKPto9 Questions? Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information.

Online: The Seattle Public Library Foundation Presents Ron Chew: My Unforgotten Seattle @ Online (see listing)
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:10 pm

Join us to celebrate the release of local luminary Ron Chew’s new memoir. Registration is required.

Click here to register.

This event is presented by The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Third-generation Seattleite, historian, journalist, and museum visionary Ron Chew spent more than five decades fighting for Asian American and social justice causes in Seattle. In this deeply personal memoir, he documents the tight-knit community he remembers, describing small family shops, chop suey restaurants, and sewing factories now vanished. He untangles the mystery of his extended family’s journey to America during the era of the Chinese Exclusion Act. Intimate profiles of his parents—a waiter and garment worker—and leaders like Bob Santos, Ruth Woo, Al Sugiyama, Roberto Maestas, and Kip Tokuda are set against the familiar backdrop of local landmarks such as Sick’s Stadium, Kokusai Theatre, Shorey’s Bookstore, Higo Variety Store, Hong Kong Restaurant, and Chubby & Tubby. He highlights Seattle’s unsung champions in the fight for racial inclusion, political empowerment, American ethnic studies, Asian American arts, Japanese American redress, and revitalization of the Chinatown-International District. Chew himself led a successful campaign to transform a historic hotel into the Wing Luke Museum’s permanent home.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Ron Chew served as editor of the International Examiner and as executive director of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. His books include Reflections of Seattle’s Chinese Americans: The First 100 Years and Remembering Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes: The Legacy of Filipino American Labor Activism.

View in Catalog: My Unforgotten Seattle by Ron Chew

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.

History of Virginia V & Mosquito Fleet @ Online
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm

JOIN US FOR A FREE ONLINE PROGRAM ON THE HISTORY OF OUR 98-YEAR-OLD
HISTORIC LANDMARK VESSEL!
The S.S. VIRGINIA V is the last operational example of a Puget Sound
Mosquito Fleet steamer. Her maiden voyage was on June 11, 1922. Her
all-wood construction and steam engine make her a National Historic
Landmark vessel.

The ship served as a passenger and freight ferry serving the route
between Seattle and Tacoma along the “West Pass” (aka Colvos Passage)
between Vashon Island and the Kitsap Peninsula between 1922-1938. She
brought thousands of Camp Fire Girls to Camp Sealth and for much of the
century she’s been a passenger excursion vessel. Presenter Ed Brown is
our Senior Docent and our resident expert on the ship’s history. Don’t
miss this opportunity to learn more about the ship and the Mosquito
Fleet!

When: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Where: Virtual! Join us via Zoom. After registering, participants will
receive a confirmation email with instructions.
Please pre-register to receive log in information:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsd-mhrjwoGNYduVgtAYymqerf80972TO4
Cost: Free and open to the public!
Questions: Contact our office: info@virginiav.org
For more information, visit the calendar page of the Steamer Virginia V
website: https://www.virginiav.org/calendar/

Nov
18
Wed
Dine Out for Genesee Hill Elementary @ MOD Pizza
Nov 18 @ 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

Love pizza? Want to support the Genesee Hill PTA? You’re in luck! On November 18, we’ll host our first-ever dine out for Genesee Hill even at MOD Pizza (4755 Fauntleroy Way SW, Suite 150, 206-745-3779). Order between 10:30 AM and 10 PM and 20% of your purchase will be donated to the Genesee Hill PTA. Use this link and enter the GHE specific code of GR169150G.

MOD is also available on Door Dash, GrubHub, Uber Eats, Postmates and Slice. If you use these sites, please put the following phrase in the order notes/special instruction “I am with the GroupRaise Meal for Genesee Hill Elementary School PTA”

Dine Out for Roxhill Elementary at The Westy
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

We are so grateful to our neighbors at The Westy for hosting our next dine out fundraiser during an incredibly tough time for the restaurant industry. If you are looking for a break from cooking this week, The Westy has great food and drinks and will donate 10% of all sales tomorrow to our school.

Wednesday, November 18, 2-10pm
Happy hour 2-4pm
Full menu available 4-10pm

Order online or call 206-937-8977:
https://www.thewestyseattle.com/west-seattle-menus/

7908 35th Avenue SW

The Westy will be open for takeout and very limited outdoor seating (21+).
If you choose take out, consider ordering for pickup instead of delivery via Uber Eats so we can support our small local restaurant without them incurring extra fees.

Westside School Middle School Information Night @ Online
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Westside School Middle School Virtual Information Event

Imaginations Invited!

Learn more about Westside School.
Tuesday, 11/18 from 5-6:15
Contact Tedh@westsideschool.org and he will get you the link to this event.

Town Hall with West Seattle’s elected representatives @ Online
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sen. Joe Nguyen will be hosting a virtual town hall next week with Rep. Eileen Cody, Rep. Joe Fitzgibboon, City Councilmember Lisa Herbold, and County Councilmember Joe McDermott. There will be a dedicated amount of time set aside for constituents to ask questions and hear from their local officials, so we want folks to be involved from all across the district!

WHAT: 34th LD Virtual Town Hall

WHO: Sen. Joe Nguyen, Rep. Eileen Cody, Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, Councilmember Lisa Herbold, and Councilmember Joe McDermott.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 18th from 6-7 pm

WHERE: https://leg-wa-gov.zoom.us/j/95768169892?pwd=a3QyMDZFWitvSGdNOGU5bVU0M0U0dz09
Passcode: 921647

WHY: To discuss 2021 priorities including the West Seattle Bridge project, COVID-19 response and relief, cooperation between levels of government, and other pressing topics.

“Unmuted Stories.” @ Online (see listing)
Nov 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on Wednesday Nov. 18th for a free reading of selections from the engaging new anthology Unmuted: Stories of Courage and Resilience from the GenPRIDE Community. Pre-Registration is required. Click here to register for free.

A reading & live Q&A with local authors of Unmuted: Stories of Courage and Resilience from the GenPRIDE Community, an engaging new anthology of memoirs by fourteen LGBTQI elders and allies.

The authors will read story excerpts, as well discuss the healing and sense of community that came from writing and sharing important life stories in what began as a simple writing workshop at GenPRIDE. During this event, you’ll have a unique opportunity to ask live questions of the authors about their stories and writing process.

In this gripping anthology, fourteen LGBTQIA midlife and older adults share the struggles and triumphs that shaped their lives. Some stories delve into issues that have marked their generation: AIDS, gender identity, sexuality, persecution, and claiming one’s self. Others grapple with health, family, loss, addiction, and love. Unmuted is about heartbreak and courage, strength, and resilience. It is a riveting testimony to the power of personal storytelling.

Join us for a live and lively discussion of LGBTQIA lives and storytelling!

This free reading and Q&A is presented in partnership with GenPRIDE Seattle, Western Washington’s resource for LGBTQIA+ aging. Click here to learn more.

View in Catalog Unmuted: Stories Of Courage And Resilience From The GenPRIDE Community by GenPRIDE

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.

Daudi Abe and Jazmyn Scott discuss “Emerald Street.” @ Online (see listing)
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:10 pm

Join us to hear Dr. Daudi Abe and Jazmyn Scott discuss the history of hip-hop in Seattle. Registration is required.

Click here to register. The link to access the event will be sent to you by email once you register.

The event is presented in partnership with LANGSTON, Wa Na Wari, and Elliott Bay Book Company. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and Seattle City of Literature. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

From the first rap battles in Seattle’s Central District to the Grammy stage, hip hop has shaped urban life and the music scene of the Pacific Northwest for more than four decades. In the early 1980s, Seattle’s hip-hop artists developed a community-based culture of stylistic experimentation and multiethnic collaboration. Emerging at a distance from the hip-hop centers of New York City and Los Angeles, Seattle’s most famous hip-hop figures, Sir Mix-A-Lot and Macklemore, found mainstream success twenty years apart by going directly against the grain of their respective eras. In addition, Seattle has produced a two-time world-champion breaking crew, globally renowned urban clothing designers, an international hip-hop magazine, and influential record producers.

In Emerald Street, Daudi Abe chronicles the development of Seattle hip hop from its earliest days, drawing on interviews with artists and journalists to trace how the elements of hip hop–rapping, DJing, breaking, and graffiti–flourished in the Seattle scene. He shows how Seattle hip-hop culture goes beyond art and music, influencing politics, the relationships between communities of color and law enforcement, the changing media scene, and youth outreach and educational programs. The result is a rich narrative of a dynamic and influential force in Seattle music history and beyond.

Emerald Street was made possible in part by a grant from 4Culture’s Heritage Program.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Dr. Daudi Abe is professor of humanities at Seattle Central College and author of 6 ‘N the Morning: West Coast Hip-Hop Music 1987-1992 and The Transformation of Mainstream Culture.

Jazmyn Scott is the current and first Program Manager of L ANGSTON; Seattle’s hub for Black arts and culture. In 2009 Jazmyn founded The Town Entertainment, a company that presented, produced & promoted live music and unique events in Seattle, as well as the marketing & development of up and coming artists; primarily in the R&B/Soul and Hip-Hop genres.

In 2012, Jazmyn co-founded 50 Next: Seattle Hip-Hop Worldwide, a digital “time capsule” highlighting Seattle and Northwest Hip-Hop, and later partnered with the Black Heritage

Society of WA to plan the Black History Month Celebration at the Museum of History & Industry in 2014. The success of that event led to the opportunity to curate a community exhibit on Seattle Hip-Hop. The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop exhibit had a highly successful 8-month run at MOHAI and won the 2016 American Association for State & Local History (AASLH) Leadership in History award. Recently, Jazmyn curated and co-produced 2(06) The Break, a seven episode series that took a uniquely local spin on the recently popularized DJ live streaming sessions.

View in Catalog Emerald Street: A History of Hip-Hop in Seattle by Dr. Daudi Abe

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.

Nov
19
Thu
Our Lady of Guadalupe Fair Trade Sale @ Online
Nov 19 – Nov 30 all-day

Ethical Trade Sale: Get Your Chocolate Advent Calendar, Gifts, and Coffee Today!

Our Lady of Guadalupe’s annual Ethical Trade Sale is going online this year! Many of the artisans, farmers, and communities we support through the sale are struggling this year as COVID spreads and sales slow. Through our virtual sale, you’ll find a large variety of unique, quality gifts AND 20% of sales come back to OLG! Win, win, win! Simply shop through our custom parish page: serrv.org?a=olgfairtrade. Bonus, you can get a $10 gift card on 11/21-22 (code: SEGC20). This year, we are also selling Pura Vida coffee. Pura Vida has been VERY generous every year, donating 100% of sales (sometimes even more!). Their business is struggling with COVID and now we can return the generosity. To order their delicious ground or whole bean coffee, contact Erin at erinpedras@centurylink.net by November 30. We’ll have coffee ready to pick up at OLG on December 12 from 11am-3pm. Interested in products from our other annual vendors? Visit our website for their links (www.olgseattle.org)!

https://olgseattle.org/events/virtual-ethical-trade-sale

Maritime Job Fair @ Online
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ever thought having a career in the maritime and fishing industry? Did you know that the average annual salary in the maritime industry is more than $20,000 above the average wage in Washington?

Join employers and their representatives to learn about an amazing career in the maritime and fishing industry! Check out the incredible diversity of at-sea and shoreside careers. Discover opportunities for women and communities of color. Hear about the high tech aspects of the industry, its passion for environmental sustainability, and commitment to family wage jobs with great benefits. Learn about the skills and training needed to be successful in the industry. Connect with companies that are looking for people like YOU!

Don’t miss this engaging conversation with panelists who will share their experiences and discuss the incredible benefits of a maritime and fishing career.

Panelists include representatives from Pacific Fishermen Shipyard, Pure Watercraft, Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology, Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, Elliott Bay Design Group, Fishermen’s Finest, Port of Seattle, and others.

Moderator: Sarah Scherer, Seattle Office of Economic Development Maritime and Manufacturing Advocate and President, Seattle Propeller Club.

Info on attending is here.

Brain Injury Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

http://www.biawa.org/supportgroups.php

West Seattle/Alaska Junction Brain Injury Support Group
3rd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm
Senior Center of West Seattle
California Ave/Oregon St
4217 SW Oregon St., 2nd Flr Café
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact: Joel Laguatan 206-948-8552 joelvl62062@yahoo.com

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

HAPPENING – West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 19 @ 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 Democratic Women @ Online
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm

West Seattle Democratic Women will be having their November Membership Meeting via Zoom November 19th, from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. The program will be about the Electoral College and whether it should remain as our method of electing a President. KC Councilmember Joe McDermott, prime sponsor of the 2009 bill making Washington State the 5th State to adopt the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC), will speak.

Reservations Required! Contact WSDW by the reservation deadline of 4:00 pm Thursday November 19th to obtain the Zoom codes required to access this virtual meeting. Email WSDW at wsdwomen@yahoo.com or call Karen at (206) 920-2231.

Hope to see you there!
WSDW

West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting @ Online
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Standing info:

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition meetings are held online:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86854259118

Meeting ID: 868 5425 9118

Alki Community Council meeting @ Online
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
20
Fri
Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am

It is time for Virtual Kaleidoscope play and learn! Children, parents and caregivers join us for a weekly session where we learn together.

This is a program for parents and caregivers of young children to learn and explore together. This facilitated program is designed to support the development of children’s school readiness skills and to provide education and support for parents and caregivers.

This program is presented by our partners at Denise Louie Education Center.

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 story time programs.

Virtual Arts For 50+ Advanced Drawing @ Online (see listing)
Nov 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Advanced Drawing 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.

In this hands-on, step-by-step advanced drawing workshop, we’ll be re-visiting shading, tone, and values within portrait and figure drawing. We’ll look at forms as shapes and use outlines with intention. Join us to push your drawing skill sets to the next level.

Supplies needed: paper, pencil, erase.

Facilitated by Noel Sherrard.

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.

Nov
21
Sat
Turkey and groceries giveaway @ Eastridge Church
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

1,500 Free Thanksgiving Turkeys and Bags of Groceries for Families in Need

Eastridge Church will provide 1,500 free Thanksgiving turkeys and bags of groceries to families in need on Saturday, November 21, beginning at 9 a.m. (while supplies last) at their two locations: Issaquah and Seattle. The church will also be giving away new gloves for adults and children.

The giveaway will take a different look this year, in light of Covid-19 restrictions, and will be drive-thru only. The church asks that everyone stay in their cars and wear a mask when receiving their Thanksgiving meal. Also, please refrain from arriving too early to avoid traffic back-up on public streets.

For 17 years, Eastridge Church has put on the giveaway and offered a free turkey and bag of groceries to families in the community who may need a little help to put a holiday meal on their table. Eastridge Church’s goal through the event is to demonstrate to its neighbors that Eastridge cares by providing a meal this Thanksgiving.

When: Saturday, November 21, starting at 9 a.m., while supplies last

The West Seattle Campus of Eastridge Church
4500 39th Avenue SW, Seattle

The 1,500 dinner packages will be given out first-come, first-served, with no demonstration of need required to receive the assistance. One per household, drive-thru only. Please wear a mask and remain in your car. Please refrain from arriving too early to avoid traffic back-up on public streets.

For more information, contact Eastridge Church at 425-270-6300 or EastridgeToday.com/turkeys

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 21 @ 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.

Virtual Arts For 50+ Sip And Paint Acrylics @ Online (see listing)
Nov 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sip and Paint Acrylics 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.

Join us for a step-by-step acrylics painting workshop. Grab a beverage of choice and spend an hour with us talking and making art together.

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.

Free food boxes for Thanksgiving @ Greater Seattle Filipino-American SDA Church
Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We’re giving out free Thanksgiving meal groceries this Saturday, November 21, 2-4pm. This includes turkey, potatoes, stuffing, brownie mix, and fruits, about 50 bundles to give away so it will be first come first serve.

Nov
22
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Nov 22 @ 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.

Geology & Paleoecology of Puget Sound @ Online
Nov 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Title: Geology & Paleoecology of Puget Sound

Date & time: November 22, 2020 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Event description: In this workshop, attendees will explore the geological history of Puget Sound Basin and look at how the most recent period of glaciation shaped the environment we live in today. In addition, attendees will be introduced to the world of paleoecology. Paleoecology is the study of fossil animals and plants in order to deduce the environmental conditions in which they lived.

This event will feature Taryn Black of University of Washington’s Earth and Space Sciences. Taryn is a glaciologist and science educator based in Seattle. She hails from the foothills of the Cascades, and grew up fascinated with landscapes, the environment, and Earth’s polar regions. Her curiosity led her to take a college geology course, sparking a lifelong passion for earth science and outdoor recreation. Taryn is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in glaciology, using satellite images to study how glaciers in Greenland are responding to climate change. When not looking at glaciers on a computer, Taryn enjoys looking at glaciers from trails in the Cascades, as well as cycling and kayaking around the Seattle area.

This event will be live on zoom and required pre-registration.

Please follow this link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdofgH10E4OETvSXV0IblbKRHsyFp776rU5waBoLoiUmHc-DA/viewform?usp=sf_link

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 22 @ 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.

Setsuko’s Secret: Exploring The Multigenerational Effects Of The Japanese American Incarceration @ Online (see listing)
Nov 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Don’t miss an engaging book panel discussion on Setsuko’s Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration. Registration is required. Click here to register.

Author Shirley Ann Higuchi, J.D., chair of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, uncovers her family’s past and embarks on a transformational journey as she learns about the Japanese American incarceration during World War II and what happened to her family and those of other former incarcerees. She will be joined by Darrell Kunitomi and Aura Newlin, who are also descendants of former incarcerees featured in the book. They will discuss the book, the multigenerational effects of trauma and the incarceration’s relevance to contemporary issues of racism and identity in America. Tom Ikeda, Founding Executive Director of Densho based in Seattle, Washington will moderate the discussion.

This event is presented in partnership with Densho and the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation. Seattle Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League and Puyallup Valley Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League are sponsors of the program. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and Seattle City of Literature. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times. Elliott Bay Book Company is selling copies with an author signed book plate.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

As children, Shirley Ann Higuchi and her brothers knew Heart Mountain only as the place their parents met, imagining it as a great Stardust Ballroom in rural Wyoming. As they grew older, they would come to recognize the name as a source of great sadness and shame for their older family members, part of the generation of Japanese Americans forced into the hastily built concentration camp in the aftermath of Executive Order 9066.

Only after a serious cancer diagnosis did Shirley’s mother, Setsuko, share her vision for a museum at the site of the former camp, where she had been donating funds and volunteering in secret for many years. After Setsuko’s death, Shirley skeptically accepted an invitation to visit the site, a journey that would forever change her life and introduce her to a part of her mother she never knew.

Navigating the complicated terrain of the Japanese American experience, Shirley patched together Setsuko’s story and came to understand the forces and generational trauma that shaped her own life. Moving seamlessly between family and communal history, Setsuko’s Secret offers a clear window into the “camp life” that was rarely revealed to the children of the incarcerated. This volume powerfully insists that we reckon with the pain in our collective American past.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Author, Shirley Ann Higuchi, JD, Chair of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation (HMWF), is the daughter of former incarcerees Dr. William I. Higuchi and the late Setsuko Saito Higuchi. Her U.S.-born parents were children when they were incarcerated at Heart Mountain during World War II. Shirley’s pursuit of law stemmed from her feelings of discomfort toward how the U.S. judicial system treated her parents. It was not until her mother was on her deathbed in 2005 that Shirley learned of her mother’s dream of “having something built” at Heart Mountain. She was elected Chair of the Board in 2009 and her proudest moment was unveiling the Foundation’s world-class Interpretive Center in August 2011 with journalist Tom Brokaw, the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Secretary Norman Mineta and Senator Alan K. Simpson.

In addition to her work with Heart Mountain, Shirley currently leads the legal advocacy office of the American Psychological Association. Active in the District of Columbia Bar, Shirley served two elected terms on the Board of Governors from 1994 to 2000, served as Chair of the Bar’s Nominations Committee in 2001, and was elected President of the Bar for 2003. In 2008, Shirley was appointed to the Judicial Tenure and Disabilities Commission for a six-year term where she was responsible for reviewing misconduct, evaluating reappointments, and conducting fitness reviews of the District’s judges. In 2014, Shirley was appointed to the Federal Law Enforcement Nominating Commission by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC). Follow her on Twitter @HiguchiJD.

Aura (Sunada-Matsumura) Newlin is an assistant professor of Anthropology and Sociology at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming. A fourth-generation Wyomingite and fourth-generation Japanese American, her heritage involves intertwined stories of imprisonment at Heart Mountain, Tule Lake, and Manzanar; racially segregated military service; and hardships suffered by Wyoming railroaders who were fired because of their Japanese ancestry. Prof. Newlin is secretary of the Board of Directors for the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, a board member for the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts, and a national steering committee member for Tsuru for Solidarity. She actively educates about the contemporary relevance of Japanese American incarceration, and has delivered presentations to legal and lay audiences around the country. She earned a BA in ethnomusicology from the University of Wyoming and an MA in medical anthropology from Case Western Reserve University, where she specialized in global health and infectious disease control. Now focusing on the anthropology of law, she is a PhD candidate at Case Western Reserve University. As a teacher, she is dedicated to instilling in her students a heightened capacity for compassion and empathy toward those who are different from them.

Darrell Kunitomi has worked for the Los Angeles Times for 40 years in the communications department, giving speaking engagements on behalf of the newspaper and giving tours around the newspaper’s offices to individuals and groups. Over that time, he has become the company’s historian. He has also written articles on the outdoors for the Times. Darrell is a member of the Grateful Crane Theater Ensemble, an organization that creates performances around Japanese and Japanese American stories. He is a member of two of the most notable families of the incarceration. His father Jack was the sports editor of the Heart Mountain Sentinel and a member of the Military Intelligence Service. His aunt Sue Kunitomi Embrey was a leader of the Manzanar pilgrimages and the Manzanar Committee. His uncle Ted Fujioka was the first student body president of Heart Mountain High School; Ted died in France while serving as a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Darrell’s older brother Dale was born in the Heart Mountain hospital.

Tom Ikeda, the founding Executive Director of Densho, is a sansei (third generation Japanese American) who was born and raised in Seattle. Tom’s parents and grandparents were incarcerated during World War II at Minidoka, Idaho. Prior to working at Densho, Tom was a General Manager at Microsoft Corporation in the Multimedia Publishing Group, and previously worked as a research engineer and as a financial analyst. He has received numerous awards for his historical contributions, including the Humanities Washington Award for outstanding achievement in the public humanities, the National JACL Japanese American of the Biennium award for Education, and the Microsoft Alumni Fellows Award.

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.

Nov
23
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Watercolors @ Online (see listing)
Nov 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Watercolors with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

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

During this workshop, we’ll explore basic watercolor techniques and create a poem inspired by your own painting.

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

Supplies needed: watercolors, watercolor or other paper, brush, cup of water, pencil, thick marker or Sharpie.

Facilitated by Bobbi Kidder.

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.

Free Community Pranic Healing Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come join us at our Free Community Pranic Healing group! We offer free energy healing as a service to the community, using MCKS Pranic Healing. We will start with the guided Meditation on Twin Hearts, and then pair visitors with a Pranic Healer for a free healing session! All are welcome; bring a friend. Note: We can heal children, but arrive about 30 minutes late after the meditation is complete.

Contact: meghan@bodyspirithealth.com; 503-277-8391.
Check out www.pranichealing.com for more information or www.meetup.com/pranichealingseattle

Location: West Seattle Senior Center, Nucor Room
Time: 4th Monday of each month, 6:30-8:30

Nov
24
Tue
HAPPENING – West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 24 @ 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.

Nov
25
Wed
Understanding Medicare @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Understanding Medicare

Medicare Open Enrollment ends December 7th – do you need help deciding which plan is best for you? If so, come to this informational presentation at the West Seattle Senior Center. We will review the basics of Medicare Health Insurance, look at the options available to you, and discuss how to choose the best Medicare Plan for your particular needs.

11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Wednesday, November 25th at Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St

Nov
26
Thu
West Seattle coffee shops open Thanksgiving Day 2020
Nov 26 all-day

Updated 11/26/2020

We’re compiling this list of independent local coffee shops planning to be open Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26th) 2020. From past experience we can tell you that plans might change between the time we got this info and the holiday’s arrival, especially in this unpredictable year.

C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor): Open 7 am-4 pm. Window service, alley side. (5612 California SW)

Cupcake Royale: Open 9 am-noon. (4556 California SW)

Dubsea Coffee: Open 8 am-3 pm. (9910 8th SW)

Freshy’s: Open 7 am-2 pm for takeout. Soups & sandwiches as well as coffee/beverages. (2735 California SW)

Lula Coffee Co.: Open 6 am-2 pm. Features a drive-thru window. (4451 California SW)

Mocha Mojo: Drive-up/walk-up, open 7:30 am-11:30 am. (30th/Roxbury)

Nos Nos Coffee House (WSB sponsor): Open 8 am-2 pm for coffee and pastries only. (6080 35th SW)

Realfine Coffee: Open 7 am-1 pm. (4480 Fauntleroy Way SW)

The Birdhouse: Open 7 am-noon. (3507 SW Henderson)

West Bay Espresso: Drive-thru/walk-up. Open 7 am-1 pm. (2255 Harbor SW)

West Seattle Grounds: Open 7 am-1 pm. (2141 California SW)

Youngstown Coffee Company: Open 8 am-1 pm. (6032 California SW)

We’re still checking – will add anyone else we find – westseattleblog@gmail.com if you have info – thank you!

West Seattle restaurants etc. open Thanksgiving Day 2020
Nov 26 all-day

Updated 11/26/2020:

Here are the West Seattle restaurants that told us they’re planning to be open on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 26, 2020), so far. Names are linked to websites when available. PLEASE note, in most cases, this is what we were told by phone a few days before the holiday – we won’t necessarily be notified if there’s a change, so check first! (And if you have a change/addition – please let us know ASAP – text 206-293-6302 – thank you!)

The Bridge: Open 4-9 pm, serving Thanksgiving dinner. (6301 California SW)

Buddha Ruksa: 4-9 pm for takeout.(3520 SW Genesee)

Freshy’s: Open 7 am-2 pm for takeout. Soups & sandwiches as well as coffee/beverages. (2735 California SW)

Great American Diner and Bar: Open for takeout 8 am-10 pm with special dinner menu – some dinners available family-size as well as individual. (4752 California SW)

Gyro Heroes: Takeout, open 10 am-9 pm. (4111 SW Admiral Way)

Maharaja Cuisine of India: Open 11 am-11 pm for takeout. 206-935-9443 or order online. (4542 California SW)

Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor): Open 12 pm-8 pm for takeout and limited outdoor dining but all booked up at last check. 206-937-1600. (1936 Harbor SW)

Spring House Thai Takeout 11:30 am-10 pm but might close early if slow. 206-937-8807. (2223 California SW) –

Again, we compile this list as a service, but an establishment might change its mind, so if you find something on this list NOT open – or something open that’s not on our list – please let us know ASAP so we can update! Thank you.

P.S. If you’re just looking for Thanksgiving coffee – see our separate list!

Hall at Fauntleroy Thanksgiving Dinner 2020 – CANCELED
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

UPDATE – CANCELED ENTIRELY as of 11/17

The 22nd annual Hall at Fauntleroy Community Thanksgiving meal will be on Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 26th – from 11 am to 2 pm.

This year’s feast will be Take-out style.

We will be in front of the Hall at Fauntleroy handing out fully prepared Thanksgiving meals and totes with other essentials.

The Hall at Fauntleroy is located at 9131 California Ave SW.

To our amazing volunteers, we can’t wait to gather for full service dining next year!

For now, we invite you to breathe deeply into this pause and come on by to pick up a meal for you, a friend, family member or a neighbor.

We are accepting, and would truly appreciate, donations:

~ Reusable grocery/tote bags

~ Masks

~ Hand sanitizer

~ New blankets

~ Hand warmers

~ Cash donations

Please call Meg Haggerty 206-353-8382 to arrange for drop off of donations by Friday, November 20th.

In the spirit of our core mission of gathering to feed the heart, soul and bellies of the community, we would like to put out a special thank you and invitation to our colleagues in the hard hit hospitality and arts industries.

We hope to see all of you as we navigate this different kind of year ~ even if it is just a drive by with a honk and wave!

Brought you to by Seeds of Love, the Haggerty Family, and from the generous donations of our neighbors and community.

HAPPENING – West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 26 @ 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.

Nov
27
Fri
Holy Rosary School’s 2020 Christmas Tree Lot
Nov 27 – Dec 17 all-day

Holy Rosary School will once again host their annual tree lot.  The lot, located on the Holy Rosary School playground, will open Friday, November 27 and remain open through mid-December. The lot will offer Noble, Douglas and Fraser firs ranging in height from 4-8′ … Specialty heights, up to 11′, may be requested.

Holiday greenery is also for sale. Circle and cross wreaths, garland sold by the foot and Seattle Lutheran poinsettias will be available for pre-order or to purchase at the lot.

Multiple purchase options will be available:

1. Pre-purchase on the school web site
2. Shop from your car
3. Shop the lot, masks and social distancing required

Delivery will be available, for an additional $25 fee, as a fundraiser for the 8th-grade class.  In addition to proceeds benefiting Holy Rosary School and Seattle Lutheran (poinsettias only), two local charities will also receive a portion of the proceeds, Salvation Army Hickman House and West Seattle Food Bank. Lot hours, directions and additional information may be found at https://holyrosaryws.org/give/tree-lot/. Thank you for your support!

Kiwanis Club of West Seattle online auction @ Online
Nov 27 – Dec 5 all-day

The Kiwanis Club of West Seattle can’t have a pancake breakfast this year so they’re raising money for charity via an online auction, November 27th through December 5th.

Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am

It is time for Virtual Kaleidoscope play and learn! Children, parents and caregivers join us for a weekly session where we learn together.

This is a program for parents and caregivers of young children to learn and explore together. This facilitated program is designed to support the development of children’s school readiness skills and to provide education and support for parents and caregivers.

This program is presented by our partners at Denise Louie Education Center.

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 story time programs.

St. Nicholas Faire benefit gift auction, online
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

We will have Silent Auction items to bid on – kids items, cooking items, and gift cards, Just to highlight a few items. During the Pandemic, this is an excellent opportunity to purchase some gifts without having to leave your home.

This year you will log into the virtual auction, you sign up and will be given a BID NUMBER to use on the Silent Auction items. This can be used for the silent bidding, making a donation, and raffle tickets.

It takes a lot of people to make the Saint Nicholas Faire a success. Your willingness to support this is very much appreciated.

Remember, this is a fund raiser for the West Seattle Food Bank. All the proceeds and cash donations are given directly to this deserving extended ministry. But it will not be a success unless you sign up to bid, bid on items, and have a good time!

We look forward to seeing you (virtually)

Nov
28
Sat
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.

Nov
29
Sun
ONLINE WEST SEATTLE CHURCH SERVICES FOR 11/29/2020 @ Online
Nov 29 all-day

A reader suggested that this list move to its own page, so every Sunday we are hosting it in the calendar and linking it from our main-page “what’s happening” rundown:

ADMIRAL UCC: This week’s online worship options are here, with 10 am livestreams.

ALKI UCC: Special event at 10 am online:

To celebrate the beginning of Advent this Sunday at 10:00 am, Alki UCC and The Spiritual Travelers bring you “The Miracle and Mystery of Advent,” Mary’s story.

It’s the agony of Mary’s parents, faced with a pregnant, unmarried daughter, and Mary and Joseph, facing and coming to terms with a frightening and amazing situation brought by God. And of course there are angels …

“The Miracle and Mystery of Advent” is written by Rev. Joan Carter, with all original music composed and played by DJ Wilson.

Information and Zoom registration at www.alkiucc.org

ALL SOULS SEATTLE: Find videos for today here (no drive-thru communion today).

BETHANY COMMUNITY CHURCH: Livestreaming for West Seattle here at 9:30 am.

CALVARY CHAPEL: Today’s service will be here; go here for info on 10 am in-person service, 6 pm online all-church prayer, and 7 pm online evening worship.

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS: West Seattle Ward has Sunday services via Zoom at 10 am, one hour long, all welcome. They last an hour. Here’s the link.

EASTRIDGE CHURCH: Livestreaming here at 9 am and 11 am; also, in-person 9:15 am West Seattle service, RSVP required.

FAUNTLEROY UCC: Service will be streamed at 10 am on the church’s YouTube channel.

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

GRACE CHURCH: Livestreaming here, 10:30 am.

HALLOWS CHURCH: Virtual worship-watch party at 10 am – register here.

HOLY ROSARY CATHOLIC CHURCH: Livestreaming at 10:30 am here. Also, “in-person” attendance by pre-registration for Sunday Masses (as well as 5 pm Saturdays) – sign up here.

HOPE LUTHERAN: Today’s worship service and children’s story are viewable here.

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CATHOLIC CHURCH: Livestreaming at 10 am, here. (To attend in-person Saturday Mass, register here.)

PEACE LUTHERAN: Livestreaming at 10:30 am on YouTube.

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 9 am, parking-lot service in church/school lot. ONLINE: 10 am class “The Path,” and Kidz Club; 11:15 am livestreamed service, via YouTube (the bulletin is here).

TIBBETTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (WSB sponsor): The video service for today will be here, as will Sunday School.

TRINITY CHURCH: Livestreaming here, 10 am. (In-person services too; registration required.)

WEST SEATTLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH: The video service for today is here.

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

WEST SIDE PRESBYTERIAN Livestreaming at 10 am on the church’s YouTube channel. (In-person prayer services during the week – info here.)

WESTSIDE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION: Livestreaming at 10:30 am – information on today’s service is here.

WESTWOOD CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY: Online (and in-person) worship at 11 am; info here.

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

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Nov 29 @ 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 29 @ 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.

Nov
30
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Dances Of Gratitude @ Online (see listing)
Nov 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Dances of Gratitude 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.

Join us to learn traditional dances of thanks and praise. Through dance, feel our togetherness and dance our thanks-giving.

Supplies needed: chair.

Facilitated by Susan Wickett-Ford.

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
1
Tue
HAPPENING – West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 1 @ 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.

Hope Lutheran School informational events @ Online
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm

Virtual All-School Open House – November 17, 2020, 6 pm via Zoom
We invite you to our All-School Open House on Zoom, hosted by Admissions Director, Sally Heit. It’s never too early to think about learning opportunities for your student(s) for the coming Fall. Meet the administrative staff, teachers from preschool, elementary and middle school, and hear about how Hope School is conducting in-person and remote learning in this uncertain time of Covid19. To attend the event, register through this link: https://forms.gle/1coHMjAJCEh1gowF6 The Zoom link will be emailed to registered families the day of the event. Questions, email admissions@hopeseattle.org or visit our Apply page on our website.

Kindergarten Information Night – December 1, 2020 6:00 p.m. Via Zoom
Kindergarten is a big milestone for your child, and there are many educational options to choose from. We want to help you with that decision by giving you information regarding kindergarten readiness and what to expect that first year. Join us December 1 to learn more about how ready your child is for kindergarten and what kindergarten looks like at Hope School. To attend this virtual event, please register using this link: https://forms.gle/mmRdnsvH3rhjt5A86. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to participants the day of the event. Questions? Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information.

Preschool Open House – Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
Make sure to add the Preschool Open House to the calendar. Most preschools begin to register students for the coming fall at this time, so it is never too early to do your research. Although your student(s) won’t be able to explore the classroom, our teachers will be on hand to answer questions and talk about our play-based approach to learning and building a strong foundation for your little one to grow from. To register to attend this event, click this link: https://forms.gle/5Uw6ygCK3uPVKPto9 Questions? Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information.

Dec
2
Wed
Mental Health 101 @ Online
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

‘Mental Health 101’ workshop open to all

Recognizing that the rainy season, pandemic restrictions, and holiday stresses can be hard for people prone to depression or other mental-health issues, Fauntleroy Church, UCC, will host a free two-part workshop, “Mental Health 101,” on Dec. 2 and Dec. 9.

Experienced facilitators with the National Alliance on Mental Illness will lead the 6:30 – 8:00 pm Zoom sessions with a focus on how to support caregivers and those struggling with mental-health issues, along with tips on self care.

“Mental health topics can be scary and carry a stigma that often makes them a taboo topic of discussion,” said Molly Seaverns, a member of the church’s Christian-education ministry. “We’ll provide a safe place to explore any misconceptions about mental health and learn practical skills for caring for ourselves and walking beside those who need support, especially now.”

All are welcome to register with the church office (jackie@fauntleroyouc.org) to receive the Zoom link. Find details at https://www.fauntleroyucc.org/congregator-posts/mental-health-101-dec-2-and-dec-9-2020-630-800-pm.

Dec
3
Thu
HAPPENING – West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 3 @ 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 High School 8th Grade Open House @ Online
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

West Seattle High School will be hosting our 8th Grade Open House virtually this year on December 3rd. Traditionally we would’ve invited 8th grade families to visit our school campus, meet their potential teachers, and ask any questions they had about us. This year, your 8th Grade families can access our virtual resources to learn more about the opportunities offered to students at WSHS.

We would like families to visit our 8th Grade Open House website. Teachers have made videos to share about some of the classes we offer to freshmen. We also included other resources that are available to all WSHS students and families. Lastly, we will be hosting a Virtual Open House Night on December 3rd from 6:30-7:30 pm via Live Teams Meeting, where key staff and a Student Panel will share important information and opportunities about WSHS. There will be some time at the end for Q&A.

If you have questions, please reach out to Ms. Erica Nguyen at etnguyen@seattleschools.org or Ms. Mallory Neuman at mlneuman@seattleschools.org

Dec
4
Fri
Online: ‘Early Learning Together with Miss Amanda’ @ Online (see listing)
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am

Seattle Public Library is releasing weekly story times and learning from home tips on their Kid’s YouTube channel: Friday December 4 @ 10am “Early Learning Together with Miss Amanda” Virtual YouTube Premiere. Learn how to make felt stories.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am

It is time for Virtual Kaleidoscope play and learn! Children, parents and caregivers join us for a weekly session where we learn together.

This is a program for parents and caregivers of young children to learn and explore together. This facilitated program is designed to support the development of children’s school readiness skills and to provide education and support for parents and caregivers.

This program is presented by our partners at Denise Louie Education Center.

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 story time programs.

Winter Wander: A West Seattle Scavenger Hunt
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm

Title: Winter Wander ~ A West Seattle Scavenger Hunt

Dates: 5 PM, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 to 7 PM, Sunday, Dec. 13

Free, and open to all West Seattle residents of every age.

Participants can enter the prize drawing for $200 in local merchant gift certificates by sending qualifying selfies to WinterWander2020@gmail.com

More details at http://wondersinaliceland.com/winter-wander/

A free community event sponsored by Alice Kuder, REALTOR® Berkshire Hathaway HS NW Real Estate, and Just in Case, Disaster Preparedness Services

Direct your questions to Alice Kuder, 206-707-9800, WinterWander2020@gmail.com

OLG’s Virtual Light Up the Night @ Online
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm
Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Virtual Champagne Gala @ Online
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is pleased to announce that this year the most important fundraising event of our calendar will be held digitally from Tuesday, December 1, through Friday, December 4 . While we will miss seeing you at our traditional brunch at Salty’s on Alki this year, please join us online for the perfect opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate the successes of 2020 and support the Historical Society as we work together to build a foundation for a successful future.

November 2 to December 1: Our ‘Raise the Paddle’ donation period opens in advance of the Champagne Gala. Please make your donation toward this fund HERE.

December 1 to December 4: Our online auction will be open for bidding on a range of uniquely West Seattle experiences, items, and gifts through Greater Giving. Registration: GO HERE

December 4 at 7:00 PM: Join us online for a free Champagne Gala, featuring keynote remarks by Lora Radford, Executive Director of the West Seattle Junction Association, and more!

Please check back often for important updates about the program, previews of auction items, and registration information. We hope that you will join us!

If you have any questions please contact the Historical Society at: museum@loghousemuseum.org or (206) 350-0999

Dec
5
Sat
Gem and rock show
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The World’s Fossils and Minerals
Rock and Gem Show
Saturday December 5th
10 to 4 pm
2009 SW Dakota

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.

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.

The Bridge School Cooperative Elementary Virtual Open House and Live Q&A Event @ Online
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Bridge School Cooperative Elementary Virtual Open House and Live Q&A Event

Description: Please join us for our December Informational Open House and Live Q&A event on December 5th 1-2 pm. Get started here: https://form.jotform.com/82055471508153

Date: 12/05/2020 (Sat.)
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PST
Location: The Bridge School via Zoom