West Seattle Event Calendar

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

ADMIRAL THEATER SCHEDULE (updated link)

How to use this calendar: Mouse over any entry to show the “plus” sign at right; click it to expand the item for more info without leaving this page; click “read more” for the FULL listing, usually including a map, plus a chance to post a comment/question.

Apr
1
Sun
2012
Today’s home-page list of what’s up around WS
Apr 1 @ 12:00 am – 9:15 pm

We noticed that events whose times have passed vanish from the calendar on the Events page, so in case you want to refer to the daily list of highlights, here’s the one for today.

Apr
13
Fri
2012
Sentencing
Apr 13 @ 1:30 pm – 1:30 pm

1:30 pm, Judge Mary Yu, Anthony Haroldlee Smith.

Apr
14
Sat
2012
Native Plants and Blooms of Seattle @ Lincoln Park
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Event at Lincoln Park with naturalist Stewart Wechsler. Full details and summary on his events calendar.

Apr
17
Tue
2012
Native Plants and Blooms of Seattle, at Lincoln Park @ Lincoln Park
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Event at Lincoln Park with naturalist Stewart Wechsler. Full details and summary on his events calendar.

May
10
Thu
2012
Court
May 10 @ 8:45 am – 9:45 am
May
12
Sat
2012
Go birding with Stewart the naturalist @ Lincoln Park
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Announced by local naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Peak songbird migration! – Lincoln Park – Saturday, May 12th 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Full details from the event calendar on his site:
stewardshipadventures.com/ai1ec_event/peak-songbird-migration-lincoln-park/?instance_id=117

May
19
Sat
2012
Western Tanagers, Warbling Vireos, Wilson’s Warblers of Camp Long @ Camp Long
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Western Tanagers, Warbling Vireos and Wilson’s Warblers of Camp Long
with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:
http://www.stewardshipadventures.com/ai1ec_event/western-tanagers-warbling-vireos-and-wilsons-warblers-of-camp-long-west-seattle/?instance_id=130

Jun
8
Fri
2012
New Southwest Seattle Historical Society traveling exhibit @ Madison Middle School
Jun 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Announced via the Genesee Schmitz Neighborhood Council:

A sneak peek of the Log House Museum’s new traveling exhibit of Southwest Seattle history will be shown at Madison Middle School on June 8. To create the exhibit, students from Madison Middle School and Delridge and South Park Community Centers interviewed longtime Southwest Seattle residents to create a living record of Southwest Seattle history. Their work will be available in an interactive display which will become part of the permanent collection at the Log House Museum on Alki.

The public is invited to celebrate and get a sneak peek with the students, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, and the Genesee-Schmitz Neighborhood Council. A party will be held at Madison Middle School Cafeteria on Friday, June 8, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Jun
13
Wed
2012
Court
Jun 13 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Cu Van Truong’s next hearing
11-1-08551-8

Jun
19
Tue
2012
Court @ King County Superior Court
Jun 19 @ 11:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Chambers hearing continued to this date.

Jun
21
Thu
2012
Farewell reception for The Kenney’s CEO @ The Kenney (WSB sponsor)
Jun 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Kevin McFeely’s farewell reception is 4:30-6:30 pm, with formal remarks scheduled for 5:15 pm. he’s been president/CEO at The Kenney for almost a decade.

Jun
22
Fri
2012
AmericanWest Bank’s Customer Appreciation Day @ AmericanWest Bank
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

It will be on Friday, June 22nd from 11 am – 2 pm. We will be providing free refreshments and Raney Brothers BBQ, for purchase, at our West Seattle Branch (4022 SW Alaska St). Anyone is welcome to attend.

World Harmony Torch Run at The Mount @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

On Friday, June 22nd at 2 pm, representatives of the World Harmony Run will be stopping by Providence Mount St. Vincent for a brief presentation in our cafeteria. Weather permitting, there will be a ceremonial run around The Mount featuring residents and children enrolled in our Intergenerational Learning Center. The run will take place following the program. The World Harmony Run is a global torch relay that symbolizes humanity’s universal aspiration for a more harmonious and peaceful world. As a symbol of harmony, runners carry a flaming torch and pass it from hand to hand as it travels around the globe. http://www.worldharmonyrun.org/us

Last day for Seattle Public Schools
Jun 22 @ 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Nature walk for the latest sunset of the summer @ Lincoln Park
Jun 22 @ 8:45 pm – 10:15 pm

With West Seattle naturalist Stewart Wechsler in Lincoln Park. Full details on his website.

Jun
30
Sat
2012
West Seattle Boy tribute at Emerald Downs @ Emerald Downs
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:45 pm
Shuttle-trainer section arrives at Museum of Flight @ Museum of Flight
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Big event not just because the Museum of Flight is excited about the shuttle trainer, but because West Seattle High School graduate Greg Johnson is piloting the “Super Guppy” jet that’ll bring it in. Details of the day’s events here.

Jul
12
Thu
2012
West Seattle Summer Fest Eve – special events in The Junction! @ West Seattle Junction
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

All night long, once the streets shut down at 6 pm, which also coincides with the start of West Seattle Art Walk. Here’s our preview.

Jul
25
Wed
2012
Arraignment
Jul 25 @ 11:15 pm – Jul 26 @ 12:15 am

Sothany Sok.

Aug
25
Sat
2012
Seattle Lutheran HS football team Media Appreciation Day @ West Seattle Stadium
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Meet the Seattle Lutheran High School football team (and other special guests) at their Media Appreciation Day on Aug 25th at 1pm at West Seattle Stadium.

As a way to show our appreciation to our fans and the community, the Seattle Lutheran football team will be doing a Media Appreciation day Saturday, Aug 25th at 1pm at the West Seattle Stadium. It is free to get in!! Please come out and meet the players and staff. We have invited special guests from the Seahawks, UW,WSU and a host of media outlets. We are inviting the West Seattle community to come out and enjoy media day with the Seattle Lutheran High School Football

Football season is just around the corner and the Seattle Seahawks are not the only team in Seattle getting ready for their season opener. The Seattle Lutheran High School Football team is working hard to get ready, too. Sea Lu has a new Head coach and has been working very hard to prepare for the upcoming season.

Sep
4
Tue
2012
Ice cream social for new 6th graders at Madison @ Madison Middle School
Sep 4 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Madison Middle School welcomes new 6th graders to an ice cream social on Sept. 4th at 6:30pm. They will have an orientation and receive their classes.

Sep
6
Thu
2012
Phone bank for Referendum 74 @ Alki United Church of Christ
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Alki UCC. Kol HaNeshamah and Alki UCC are continuing a joint service to persuade registered voters to approve Referendum 74 when they vote in the November election. Please volunteer to staff our phone bank every Thursday evening until election day. It’s easy and fun and all callers will be trained (and fed!). We ask that each caller bring a laptop and cell phone to Alki UCC in order to make calls.

Can’t attend, but want to support our work? Make a contribution here using our “Millions for Marriage” page. The money will go directly to the campaign!

To learn more, contact Brian Judd (kubrickfan@gmail.com or 206-200-3402).

Sep
7
Fri
2012
WSHS Back To School BBQ @ Southwest Athletic Complex
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Parents and Students are Invited to the Back To School BBQ Hosted by The WSHS Cheerleaders on Friday, September 7th, 5pm – 6:30 pm at the SWAC – Southwest Athletics Complex. Cost: $3.00 – includes a hotdog, bag of chips and a soda.

Please come show your school pride, meet new families and enjoy a great evening watching our West Seattle Wildcats chew up the Seattle Prep Panthers! Make sure to come decked out in your blue and gold gear – don’t have any,don’t worry! We will have a table filled with new tee shirts, sweatshirts, caps and seat cushions for sale.

Sep
8
Sat
2012
National Grandparents Day Celebration @ Life Care Center of West Seattle
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Everyone is welcome to celebrate National Grandparents Day with us. Free BBQ, music & activities for the whole family!

Sep
10
Mon
2012
WA State Tactical Officers Association Run @ Jack Block Park
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

September 10, 2012, 6 – 9pm, an estimated 350 participants will start and finish a run at Jack Block Park. Portions of Harbor Ave SW and Alki Ave SW will be closed to traffic during run. WSTOA website here.

Sep
13
Thu
2012
Phone bank for Referendum 74 @ Alki United Church of Christ
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Alki UCC. Kol HaNeshamah and Alki UCC are continuing a joint service to persuade registered voters to approve Referendum 74 when they vote in the November election. Please volunteer to staff our phone bank every Thursday evening until election day. It’s easy and fun and all callers will be trained (and fed!). We ask that each caller bring a laptop and cell phone to Alki UCC in order to make calls.

Can’t attend, but want to support our work? Make a contribution here using our “Millions for Marriage” page. The money will go directly to the campaign!

To learn more, contact Brian Judd (kubrickfan@gmail.com or 206-200-3402).

DIY Community Meetup & Ask an Expert @ West Seattle Tool Library, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On Thursday, 13th September, 6-8pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, The Tool Library brings together our community and hosts some experienced DIY coaches who are willing to answer any questions that you may have on your current projects, future plans, or anything else you liked to discuss. Our coaches have expertise in a variety of areas, including solar power, water harvesting, green architecture & building, permaculture, and urban gardening.

These open and informal community meetups offer an opportunity to bounce project ideas off fellow DIYers and maybe receive some advice in the process, if you like. It’s also a great time to show off what you’ve been working on.

Though the meetup is scheduled to go from 6-8pm, please feel free to just show up whenever you darn well please. We’ll bring the pizza and see you there!

Sep
15
Sat
2012
Seattle Bee Works honey harvest event @ West Seattle Produce
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join West Seattle Produce Co. and Seattle Bee Works for a honey harvest! Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 12 pm to 4 pm. Meet and chat with local beekeepers; watch and learn how honey is extracted from the comb; sample and buy local honey! Facebook page here.

West Seattle Guitar & Gear Trade Show @ Feedback Lounge
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

“Pick at it” – the 1st Annual West Seattle Guitar & Gear Trade Show will be at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) Saturday, September 15 starting at 6pm. Don’t miss the live guitar showcase by six-string phenom Aaron Daniel at 9pm, and lots more! More from the Feedback Lounge:

PICK AT IT is a unique guitar and gear trade show featuring ONLY West Seattle guitar makers, sellers, luthiers and recording studios. We’ll have tons of vintage guitars and amps for sale courtesy of THUNDER ROAD GUITARS, new gear from West Seattle’s very own GREEDTONE, guitar tune-ups and evaluations by TODD BAKER GUITARS AND REPAIRS, custom made guitars by FASTBACK, a live guitar showcase by six-string phenom AARON DANIEL, and LOTS more. Just a few more reasons why West Seattle rocks!

Sep
16
Sun
2012
3rd Annual End of Summer BBQ @ Super Deli & Grocery
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Super Deli Mart is having a 3rd Annual End of Summer BBQ this coming Sunday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. It is open to all ages.

We will be giving away lots of prizes that day. Key prizes, $500 BBQ grill, $300 Beach Cruzer, $125 in Washington State Scratch Tickets, t-shirts, hats, other fun giveaways. For me, I would like to give back to the community and to my customers. We will have free hot dogs and roasted corn, in addition to chips, pop and water. Like past End of Summer BBQ, we will have out door beer garden set up and people can enjoy 12 different beers on draft as well as growler fill specials. Feature beers that any beer lovers will want, Deschutes Brewing 2011 Abyss, Black Butte Reserve XXIII and XXIV.

Sep
18
Tue
2012
West Seattle Rotary with speaker Judge Mary Yu @ Salty’s on Alki Seafood Restaurant
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm

Join your local Rotary of West Seattle on Tuesday the 18th at 12 pm at Salty’s on Alki to hear our featured speaker The Honorable Mary I. Yu.

Judge Yu was appointed judge by Governor Locke in April 2000. Over the last twelve years, Judge Yu has served in the civil, criminal, and family law departments of the King County Superior Court and has been active with drafting and implementing court rules related to e-filing and GR 34 (rule related to fee waivers for low-income people). A frequent speaker for legal education seminars, Judge Yu is also active in a variety of community and professional activities which include service on the Board of Directors of FareStart, an organization devoted to assisting homeless individuals develop job skills in the food industry. Judge Yu earned a B.A. degree in Theology from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, a M.A. degree in Religious Studies from Mundelein of Loyola University in Chicago and her J.D. degree from the University of Notre Dame. For a full CV, see http://www.kingcounty.gov/courts/SuperiorCourt/judges/yu.aspx.

Rotary members, as volunteers, conduct projects to address today’s humanitarian challenges, including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns while encouraging high standards in all vocations. Rotary members strive to build goodwill and peace, and provide humanitarian service in their communities and throughout the world. The Rotary Club of West Seattle utilizes five avenues of service: Club, Vocational, International, New Generations and Community to connect with the community. They are pleased to give back to the community in many ways. If readers are interested in Rotary, and or would like to contribute to the Foundation, visit the website to learn more. For more information about the event contact Dave Nichols, Publicity Chair of the Rotary Club of West Seattle, P: 206-391-5017 or
 email at dave@disasterdave.com.

Sep
19
Wed
2012
West Seattle Garden Tour kick off meeting
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm

Our annual meeting to kick off the 2013 Tour will be held on Wednesday September 19. We have a number of individuals that are stepping down from their positions and have openings in many of our committees, so any shout out to interested newbies to join us would be appreciated! They can contact WSGT at info@westseattlegardentour.com

Sep
20
Thu
2012
Phone bank for Referendum 74 @ Alki United Church of Christ
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Alki UCC. Kol HaNeshamah and Alki UCC are continuing a joint service to persuade registered voters to approve Referendum 74 when they vote in the November election. Please volunteer to staff our phone bank every Thursday evening until election day. It’s easy and fun and all callers will be trained (and fed!). We ask that each caller bring a laptop and cell phone to Alki UCC in order to make calls.

Can’t attend, but want to support our work? Make a contribution here using our “Millions for Marriage” page. The money will go directly to the campaign!

To learn more, contact Brian Judd (kubrickfan@gmail.com or 206-200-3402).

Sep
22
Sat
2012
Self defense seminar for adults @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, September 22, 2012 – Youngstown Cultural Center (Room 111)
Time: Noon – 4:30 pm. Senior Systema Instructor Kwan LEE will be teaching a 1-day seminar on Defense Against Multiple Opponents for adults. Learn how to apply the core principles of Systema against groups of 2 to 6. No experience necessary! Full details at www.Systema.US

Sep
23
Sun
2012
First Creative Writing Class of Fall Session @ Gatewood Bed and Breakfast
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

All genres of writing are welcome, and the class is ideal for both beginners and experienced writing. Fall session (7 twice-monthly classes on Sundays): Sept 23, Oct 7, Oct 21, Nov 4, Nov 18, Dec 2, Dec 16 Time: 10am – noon / Price: $280.

This is a new class held in the Gatewood Bed & Breakfast in West Seattle. The Gatewood is a 1910 Craftsman-style home with rich history, lovely grounds and beautiful interiors – it’s a truly unique setting to cultivate creative energy and give yourself space to write. Throughout the course you will learn to identify and foster your own strengths as a writer, and gain techniques to tackle any areas you find difficult. Unlike most, the class runs all year, with new enrollments at the start of each seasonal session. This offers you the chance of continuing over time if you find the experience rewarding, providing ongoing support to sustain your writing through constructive, individually-tailored teaching and a community of peers. Email the Gatewood at stay@gatewoodwestseattle.com to sign up for the course, or just show up on the first day with a check.

Website for more details here.

‘Unbreakable Woman’ self defense seminar @ 8 Limbs Yoga West Seattle
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Instructor Maura Barclay is hosting the “Unbreakable Woman – the Art of Compassionate Self Defense” seminar on Sunday, September 23rd, 2pm to 4pm, at 8 Limbs West Seattle. Cost: Free (space is limited, please email westseattle@8limbsyoga.com to reserve your space).

This seminar is designed to move women from fear to confidence by demystifying the criminals behind the crimes, their motivation and tactics as well as illuminating the power of voice, intuition and body language. Unbreakable Woman® helps women reconnect with the incredible native strength they already possess to keep them safe. Appropriate for 17+ years old.

Instructor Maura Barclay is a former professional Fire Fighter, martial artist, personal trainer and Yoga Therapist. She is the creator of Unbreakable Woman®, compassionate self defense programs for girls and women.

Location* – 8 Limbs West Seattle, 4546 1/2 California Ave SW (above Cafe Verite, enter from the alley under the blue awning) Free parking in lot across from QFC).

Sep
27
Thu
2012
Phone bank for Referendum 74 @ Alki United Church of Christ
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Alki UCC. Kol HaNeshamah and Alki UCC are continuing a joint service to persuade registered voters to approve Referendum 74 when they vote in the November election. Please volunteer to staff our phone bank every Thursday evening until election day. It’s easy and fun and all callers will be trained (and fed!). We ask that each caller bring a laptop and cell phone to Alki UCC in order to make calls.

Can’t attend, but want to support our work? Make a contribution here using our “Millions for Marriage” page. The money will go directly to the campaign!

To learn more, contact Brian Judd (kubrickfan@gmail.com or 206-200-3402).

Sep
29
Sat
2012
‘What’s Happening in Lincoln Park?’ field trip @ Lincoln Park, north parking lot
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

“What’s Happening in Lincoln Park: A Walking Tour” will be Saturday, Sept 29, 10 am-noon. Join volunteer forest stewards Lisa McGinty and Sharon Baker at the north kiosk to learn about the park and forest restoration efforts by Friends of Lincoln Park. Also learn what you can do to help with invasive-plant removal as you take your own walk in the park. Free. Details at 464-1068 or sabaker41@gmail.com

Blacksmith demonstration @ Village Green Perennial Nursery
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Village Green Perennial Nursery (WSB sponsor) is having an onsite blacksmith demo and Q&A September 29th, 1-3 pm. Rick Crelia will be guest/teacher of honor.

Oct
3
Wed
2012
Edible Mushrooms: Urban Self-Reliance 2012 @ Southwest Library
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This program will help you become familiar with wild mushrooms and provide practical knowledge you can use. Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 6:30 – 7:30pm at the Southwest Library.

Description: Mushrooms can be a source of delight or demise. This program will help you become familiar with wild mushrooms and provide practical knowledge you can use.

The emphasis of the talk will be on safety of wild mushroom gathering, mushroom guides, regional mycological organizations, preservation techniques and mushroom recipes.

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

This program is part of the 2012 Urban Self-Reliance Series: check out free classes throughout the month of October at one of The Seattle Public Library locations near you!

Contact Info Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

Oct
4
Thu
2012
Phone bank for Referendum 74 @ Alki United Church of Christ
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Alki UCC. Kol HaNeshamah and Alki UCC are continuing a joint service to persuade registered voters to approve Referendum 74 when they vote in the November election. Please volunteer to staff our phone bank every Thursday evening until election day. It’s easy and fun and all callers will be trained (and fed!). We ask that each caller bring a laptop and cell phone to Alki UCC in order to make calls.

Can’t attend, but want to support our work? Make a contribution here using our “Millions for Marriage” page. The money will go directly to the campaign!

To learn more, contact Brian Judd (kubrickfan@gmail.com or 206-200-3402).

6th Annual West Seattle Fall Fashion Affair @ West Seattle Junction
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for the best shopping in Seattle? Join us for the 6th Annual West Seattle Fall Fashion Affair, Thursday, October 4th from 7 to 10 pm! Treats, libations and of course, shopping! Door prizes and great fall fashions…don’t miss this year’s exciting event!

Visit participating stores: Carmilia’s, Clementine, Edies and Sweetie to receive a punch card. Full punch cards are then redeemable at West 5 for a complimentary glass of bubbly!

Oct
6
Sat
2012
West Seattle Cardboard Challenge @ The Kenney
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The West Seattle Cardboard Challenge will take place this Saturday, October 6th from 11 am-2 pm at The Kenney retirement center (WSB sponsor), 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA.

Please bring in your pre-made cardboard creations to share with others. There will be tables and floor space available for display. Your creations can be an arcade game of some sort, to resemble Caine’s Arcade, or it can be something else fun like a boat or robot, etc. It can be something people can play with or simply come to view. There might even be a small candy prize if you win something at one of the cardboard games!

There will also be an area for making cardboard creations right on the spot to display or take home with you. Cardboard, scissors, and tape will be provided.

Come join in the fun and celebrate in this day of cardboard creations and encourage imagination in others. And make sure to bring in a couple of dollars to donate toward the Imagination Foundation .

Details, and place to RSVP:
http://www.imagination.is/makeandtakes/west_seattle_cardboard_challenge

Questions, please email Marie of Make and Takes at marie@makeandtakes.com

Fauntleroy Creek Watershed Walk @ Original Bakery
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fauntleroy Creek Watershed Walk
When: Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: Meet at Original Bakery, 9253 45th Avenue SW
What: Join Chas Redmond, Board Member of Feet First and Sustainable West Seattle, on an adventure through Fauntleroy Park, a 28-acre wooded ravine on the western slope of the West Seattle peninsula. Travel through time to experience a remnant of the coastal forest environment that one stretched across the Puget Sound region, and learn about the native plants, fish, and birds that still make their home here.

RSVP at: http://feet-first.ticketleap.com/watershed-walk-fauntleroy-creek-/
This is a family friendly walk. Space is limited, reserve your spot today!
More details:

As a part of the launch of In Motion, individuals are invited to attend fun and engaging walks focused on the intersection between the built and natural environments in their community. The West Seattle Walks Series steps out with the first walk beginning on Saturday, October 6.

Join Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors Chas Redmond, Bryan Fiedorczyk, and Cathy and Jake Jaramillo on guided walks that will inspire, connect, and inform participants about unique features in West Seattle. Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors help promote safer, more walkable communities by leading neighborhood walks inviting groups to connect with their surroundings and share knowledge while improving personal and environmental health. The first two walks in the series will educate walk participants about the natural ecology of the Fauntleroy and Longfellow Creek Watersheds while taking time to enjoy the beautiful natural environment and wildlife that inhabits it. The third walk in this series gives participants a bird’s eye view of West Seattle’s beautiful landscapes from the tops of Alki’s outdoor stairways.

Feet First Executive Director Lisa Quinn said, “The Neighborhood Walks provide an enjoyable opportunity for people to learn about the relationship between their actions and a healthy environment and vibrant neighborhood. Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors share their knowledge and experiences of the natural and built environments with their neighbors in a different, more intimate way.”

These West Seattle Walks are a collaborative effort by Feet First and InMotion.

More about Feet First:
For the past ten years, Feet First has worked to ensure that all communities in Washington state are walkable. Walking is a vital transportation mode that connects communities, reduces pollution, improves health and physical fitness, and allows people to explore their
natural environment.

Oct
7
Sun
2012
Home Energy Upgrades: Urban Self-Reliance 2012 @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come learn more about the City of Seattle’s home energy upgrade program, Community Power Works! Sunday, October 7, 2012, 2–3 pm at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library.

Homeowners who participate can save thousands of dollars off the cost of their energy efficiency upgrades through a combination of local utility rebates and limited-time cash incentives.

The home energy upgrade process consists of three steps:
– Conduct a $95 energy assessment ($400 value)
– Work with a Community Power Works-approved contractor to choose your upgrades
– Complete the work then receive a FREE quality assurance inspection and get special rebates

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

This program is part of the 2012 Urban Self-Reliance Series: check out free classes throughout the month of October at one of The Seattle Public Library locations near you!

Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian.

Oct
11
Thu
2012
Phone bank for Referendum 74 @ Alki United Church of Christ
Oct 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Alki UCC. Kol HaNeshamah and Alki UCC are continuing a joint service to persuade registered voters to approve Referendum 74 when they vote in the November election. Please volunteer to staff our phone bank every Thursday evening until election day. It’s easy and fun and all callers will be trained (and fed!). We ask that each caller bring a laptop and cell phone to Alki UCC in order to make calls.

Can’t attend, but want to support our work? Make a contribution here using our “Millions for Marriage” page. The money will go directly to the campaign!

To learn more, contact Brian Judd (kubrickfan@gmail.com or 206-200-3402).

Oct
18
Thu
2012
Phone bank for Referendum 74 @ Alki United Church of Christ
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Alki UCC. Kol HaNeshamah and Alki UCC are continuing a joint service to persuade registered voters to approve Referendum 74 when they vote in the November election. Please volunteer to staff our phone bank every Thursday evening until election day. It’s easy and fun and all callers will be trained (and fed!). We ask that each caller bring a laptop and cell phone to Alki UCC in order to make calls.

Can’t attend, but want to support our work? Make a contribution here using our “Millions for Marriage” page. The money will go directly to the campaign!

To learn more, contact Brian Judd (kubrickfan@gmail.com or 206-200-3402).

Oct
20
Sat
2012
West Seattle Neighborhood bird walk, beginner’s level @ Constellation Park
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Join in a beginner’s level West Seattle Neighborhood bird walk sponsored by Seattle Audubon Society!

Where: Meet at the north end of Constellation Park, where Alki Ave SW becomes Beach Drive S.W., just around the corner from the Alki Point Lighthouse

Bring your own binoculars or scope & a jacket or rain gear

Website Information: follow the link to “Neighborhood Bird Walks”

Roxhill Park tour @ Roxhill Park
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Members of the Washington Native Plant Society will lead a tour of Roxhill Park on Saturday, Oct. 20th, 10 am–noon. Muster at the parking lot near the restrooms (off of 29th Ave SW). Learn about the historic peat bog, much of which became Westwood Village; the trials and triumphs of extensive restoration, and current opportunities to be involved. Contact: Scott Blackstock, scottie1039@aol.com.

“Alki from Above” Stairway Walk
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“Alki from Above” Stairway Walk
When: Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: Meet at the Metro 57 Bus Stop, near 49th Ave. SW and SW Spokane St.
What: Join Cathy and Jake Jaramillo, Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors and authors of “Seattle Stairway Walks,” coming to bookstores early next year, on this panoramic survey of Alki and Schmitz Park which will open your eyes while exercising your mind and body! On this walk, you’ll wind down the narrow, tree-lined lanes of North Admiral before reaching our first flights of stairs above Alki Beach. You’ll pause to take in views of Alki, the Sound and the Olympics before heading down a final stairway to the waterfront. Eventually, you’ll turn back from the beach and back up the bluff, to find a set of tucked-away stairs that lead past a tiny pocket of charming homes and back toward Admiral Way. On the other side of Admiral, you can look down from a 1920s-vintage bridge into Schmitz Park Preserve before switch-backing down timber stairs into the Preserve itself. Schmitz Park Preserve is one of only two places in Seattle with remaining old-growth forest, and you will use its winding trails to get up-close views of its towering trees and lovely creek.

*RSVP at:* http://feet-first.ticketleap.com/alki-from-above-stairway-walk/
/This is a family friendly walk. Space is limited, reserve your spot today!

For more information, contact Darcy Edmunds by emailing darcy@feetfirst.org or calling 206-652-2310, ext. 5.

More details:

As a part of the launch of In Motion, individuals are invited to attend fun and engaging walks focused on the intersection between the built and natural environments in their community. The West Seattle Walks Series steps out with the first walk beginning on Saturday, October 6.

Join Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors Chas Redmond, Bryan Fiedorczyk, and Cathy and Jake Jaramillo on guided walks that will inspire, connect, and inform participants about unique features in West Seattle. Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors help promote safer, more walkable communities by leading neighborhood walks inviting groups to connect with their surroundings and share knowledge while improving personal and environmental health. The first two walks in the series will educate walk participants about the natural ecology of the Fauntleroy and Longfellow Creek Watersheds while taking time to enjoy the beautiful natural environment and wildlife that inhabits it. The third walk in this series gives participants a bird’s eye view of West Seattle’s beautiful landscapes from the tops of Alki’s outdoor stairways.

Feet First Executive Director Lisa Quinn said, “The Neighborhood Walks provide an enjoyable opportunity for people to learn about the relationship between their actions and a healthy environment and vibrant neighborhood. Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors share their knowledge and experiences of the natural and built environments with their neighbors in a different, more intimate way.”

These West Seattle Walks are a collaborative effort by Feet First and InMotion.

More about Feet First:
For the past ten years, Feet First has worked to ensure that all communities in Washington state are walkable. Walking is a vital transportation mode that connects communities, reduces pollution, improves health and physical fitness, and allows people to explore their
natural environment.

Oct
25
Thu
2012
Phone bank for Referendum 74 @ Alki United Church of Christ
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Alki UCC. Kol HaNeshamah and Alki UCC are continuing a joint service to persuade registered voters to approve Referendum 74 when they vote in the November election. Please volunteer to staff our phone bank every Thursday evening until election day. It’s easy and fun and all callers will be trained (and fed!). We ask that each caller bring a laptop and cell phone to Alki UCC in order to make calls.

Can’t attend, but want to support our work? Make a contribution here using our “Millions for Marriage” page. The money will go directly to the campaign!

To learn more, contact Brian Judd (kubrickfan@gmail.com or 206-200-3402).

Oct
26
Fri
2012
Meeting: Let’s Open an Affordable Acupuncture School! @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us! Friday, October 26, 2012, 6-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). Yummy snacks and coffee will be provided. Beer and wine will be available on site for purchase.

We are gathering together to help raise funds for a new community acupuncture school: POCA Tech. Come and enjoy a low-key evening of education and camaraderie as we eat, drink, and discuss all things acupuncture. (Facebook event page here.)

Local community acupuncturists will be on hand to answer questions and dispel myths about acupuncture. Learn about the community acupuncture method, why it works, and how it is already changing the world. Join POCA (the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture) and receive acupuncture discounts and coupons, as well as the knowledge that you are supporting healthcare for all!!

POCA Tech will:

-End the cycle of student debt (currently most acupuncture schools are for profit and cost over $80,000). Projected ANNUAL tuition at POCA Tech is just $6,000.

-Train aspiring acupuncturists to work within the very specific challenges of a community clinic setting.

-Make it possible for more patients to receive healthcare based on need rather than financial ability, while also providing a sustainable “social business” model for aspiring acupuncturists.

-Make it financially possible for patients to receive ongoing acupuncture treatment at the outset, a necessary component of most treatment plans.

-And last but not least: build a rock solid healing community!

https://www.pocacoop.com/

Friday, October 26th from 6-9 pm.

Yummy snacks and coffee will be provided. Beer and wine will be available on site for purchase.

In West Seattle at the:
C & P Coffee Company
5612 California Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98136

We hope to see you there!

Oct
27
Sat
2012
Legends of Lincoln Park Walking Tour
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Everyone is welcome to the Log House Museum‘s “Legends of Lincoln Park Walking Tour” October 27th 1-3 pm. Led by Peder Nelson, walking tour aficionado. Meet in the north parking lot across from Fauntleroy and Rose St. Some rugged terrain and stairs involved, dress for cool weather. We will walk rain or shine! Facebook event page is here.

Oct
30
Tue
2012
Tot Trek – Happy Halloween Hike @ Camp Long
Oct 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Join a Seattle volunteer naturalist for an exploration of some of the animals associated with Halloween. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume. No strollers, please. All children must be accompanied by an adult. One adult may accompany up to two children.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 10:30 – 11:45am
Location: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center, 5200 35th Ave SW

Pre-Registration is required:
$8 adult/child pair. $4 each additional person
Contact Phone 206-684-7435
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

Nov
1
Thu
2012
Phone bank for Referendum 74 @ Alki United Church of Christ
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Alki UCC. Kol HaNeshamah and Alki UCC are continuing a joint service to persuade registered voters to approve Referendum 74 when they vote in the November election. Please volunteer to staff our phone bank every Thursday evening until election day. It’s easy and fun and all callers will be trained (and fed!). We ask that each caller bring a laptop and cell phone to Alki UCC in order to make calls.

Can’t attend, but want to support our work? Make a contribution here using our “Millions for Marriage” page. The money will go directly to the campaign!

To learn more, contact Brian Judd (kubrickfan@gmail.com or 206-200-3402).

Nov
3
Sat
2012
High Point Neighborhood Walk @ High Point Library
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

High Point Neighborhood Walk
Urban Design, Green Building, Transportation Mobility and Low Impact Development
When: Saturday, November 3rd, 1 pm – 3 pm
Where: Meet outside the High Point Library, 3411 SW Raymond
What: The fourth walk in this series will be led by Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador Timothy Lowry, PE, LEED AP, transportation planner, and watershed planner. Participants will join Timothy on an urban field tour of the High Point neighborhood to learn about this Smart Growth community’s innovative planning and sustainable design. Participants will also learn about Low Impact Development and Green Stormwater Infrastructure installations and how it relates to the Longfellow Creek watershed.

RSVP at: http://feet-first.ticketleap.com/admin/events/high-point-neighborhood-walk–urban-design-green-building-transp.

This is a family friendly walk. Space is limited, reserve your spot today!
More details:


As a part of the launch of West Seattle InMotion, residents are invited to attend fun and engaging walks focused on the intersection between the built and natural environments in their community. The West Seattle Walks Series continues with the fourth and final walk on Saturday, November 3, during which participants will tour
one of Seattle’s key sustainable developments.

Throughout October, Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors Chas Redmond, Bryan Fiedorczyk, and Cathy and Jake Jaramillo led well-attended guided walks covering unique features in West Seattle including Fauntleroy Park, Alki from Above, and the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail. These Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors are Feet First
volunteers who help promote safer, more walkable communities by leading neighborhood walks. Over 50 residents of West Seattle and surrounding areas came together to walk, learn about their community, connect with neighbors, and enjoy the beautiful fall scenery.

Feet First Executive Director Lisa Quinn said, “The Neighborhood Walks provide an enjoyable opportunity for people to learn about the relationship between their actions and a healthy environment and vibrant neighborhood. Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors share their knowledge and experiences of the natural and built environments with their neighbors in a unique and intimate way.”

More about Feet First:
For the past ten years, Feet First has worked to ensure that all communities in Washington are walkable. Walking is a vital transportation mode that connects communities, reduces pollution, improves health and physical fitness, and allows people to explore their natural environment.

Nov
17
Sat
2012
Nighttime at the Beach @ Me Kwa Mooks Beach
Nov 17 @ 10:00 pm – 11:59 pm

When: Saturday, November 17, 2012, 10 pm – 12 am
Where: Me Kwa Mooks Beach
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $5 per person

Gather your friends and family and join a Seattle volunteer naturalist to share in the fun of exploring the fascinating world of intertidal life by flashlight! Please wear very warm clothing and waterproof footwear. Please bring a flashlight if you have one or borrow one from us. All ages welcome as long as you can walk on slippery seaweed and stay up late into the night. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please meet at Me Kwa Mooks beach, across from Me-Kwa-Mooks Park (4503 Beach Dr. SW)

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center, 206-684-7434, camplong@seattle.gov

Nov
21
Wed
2012
Glass blowing demonstration @ Avalon Glassworks
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

From Avalon Glassworks:

Because we know you have family in town looking for entertainment, we will have live glass blowing 11 am-5 pm at Avalon Glassworks on Wednesday, November 21. Send them here for a good time.

Nov
24
Sat
2012
West Side Glory – a queer variety show @ Skylark Café & Club
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“West Side Glory,” a queer variety show, at Skylark Cafe´& Club on Saturday November 24th, 8 pm. Tickets $8, ages 21+.

Nov
27
Tue
2012
Jimi Hendrix tribute w/Seattle radio legend Pat O’Day @ Feedback Lounge
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

From Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor):
4th Annual Tribute to Jimi Hendrix, with special guest Seattle radio legend Pat O’Day
Tuesday, November 27th at 7 pm

It takes something special to celebrate what would have been guitar legend JIMI HENDRIX’s 70th birthday – and we’re doing it with another legend (and one-time Hendrix manager), Seattle radio icon PAT O’DAY. Come meet Pat in person and see his collection of rare and unseen Hendrix photos from his personal collection!

Dec
8
Sat
2012
Duffy’s Brew Hair Care launch
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Drink Your Beer & Shower With It Too:
Duffy’s Brew Unveils New Look and New Line of Beer-­‐Based Shampoo and Conditioner

Celebrate the unveiling of a newly rebranded Duffy’s Brew on Saturday, December 8 at VAIN Salon’s West Seattle location; enjoy beer from Elysian, raffle prizes and more!

Duffy’s Brew, the Seattle-­‐based hair care company transforming an age-­‐old wives tale into a grooming revolution, is proud to announce the release of two new products and a brand new look for its popular line of beer-­‐based shampoos and conditioners.

Created using The Wise ESB from Elysian Brewing Company, Duffy’s new ESB Shampoo and Conditioner will join the
company’s growing product lineup alongside the already admired Original Stout Shampoo and Conditioner, made with Elysian’s Dragonstooth Stout.

Also offering a preview of the brand’s exciting new look and feel, guests are invited to celebrate the launch of these new products on Saturday, December 8 from 6-­‐9 pm at VAIN Salon’s West Seattle location (4513 California Ave SW).

Guests of the Duffy’s Brew re-­‐launch party will enjoy delicious craft beer from Seattle-­‐based Elysian Brewing Company, the sweet sound of vinyl spun by DJ Triple S, the chance to check out VAIN’s newest West Seattle location and a raffle featuring Duffy’s Brew merchandise, products and more. Duffy’s new line of ESB shampoo and conditioner will also be for sale at the event, offering the perfect chance to pick up the ideal holiday gift for the craft beer lover in your life.

For more information on Duffy’s Brew, visit the Facebook page here.

Dec
9
Sun
2012
Free seaside photo opp for newlyweds & the newly engaged @ Marination Ma Kai
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Washington State’s marriage equality will be celebrated Sunday December 9th, noon to 3 pm, by a free professional photo-shoot for newlyweds and newly engaged couples at Marination ma kai (WSB sponsor):

CALLING ALL NEWLYWEDS! AND THE NEWLY ENGAGED! FREE SEASIDE PHOTO OPP EXTRAORDINAIRE THIS SUNDAY!

WHAT- Free seaside photoshoot with pro photog Erinn J Hale for newlyweds and newly engaged couples and their families.

WHERE- Marination ma kai, on the water taxi dock in Alki
1660 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle 98126

WHEN- This Sunday, December 9th, noon-3pm

WHY- TONS of reasons! The LOVE, The perfect, romantic VIEW at ma kai, the NEW DAY for WA state citizens, and for a local food bank!

HOW MUCH? The donation of any item on the West Seattle Food Drive wish list.

At Marination ma kai, we are aching to capture this moment in time! It is so important. So historical. So ALIVE. We were sitting here at ma kai thinking about it all, gazing across the perfect, unbelievable, best ever view and a BIG IDEA STRUCK.

THIS SUNDAY, DEC 9, NOON-3 PM, weʼre setting up a seaside LOVE PHOTOSHOOT for newlyweds, the newly engaged, and their families (kids, pets, whatevs!) with the breathtaking view across Puget Sound and our gorgeous Seattle skyline as the backdrop.

How much is this groovy opportunity for a professional photo-of-a-lifetime going to cost? We ask that you drop an item from the West Seattle Food Driveʼs wish list into our WSFD bin here at Marination ma kai. Thatʼs it! Wish list is here.

Erinn J Hale will be armed with a lens and ready to capture your gorgeous, smiling faces with a personal newlywed/newly engaged portrait for the family history book. You will receive a hi-res version of your photo over email, and then you can do whatever youʼd like with it! Best holiday card ever, by the way.

Extra love points if you bring your marriage license for the photo!

Worried about a little rain? Donʼt be! Right by your side youʼll have your sunshine, your only sunshine, making you happy when skies are gray. And weʼll have a pop-up tent. Questions? Email Emily, our Saucy Love Promoter. saucy@marinationmobile.com

FAQs

Q: Is this awesome Seaside Love Photoshoot only for couples who happen to be the same sex?
A: Nope! ALL LOVE COUNTS.

Q: Will your bar be open and stocked with bubbly?
A: YES! Booze, too! Plus some beer & wine specials, and the kitchenʼs open all day!

Dec
15
Sat
2012
Nighttime at the Beach @ Me Kwa Mooks Beach
Dec 15 @ 10:00 pm – 11:59 pm

When: Saturday, November 17, 2012, 10 pm – 12 am
Where: Me Kwa Mooks Beach
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $5 per person

Gather your friends and family and join a Seattle volunteer naturalist to share in the fun of exploring the fascinating world of intertidal life by flashlight! Please wear very warm clothing and waterproof footwear. Please bring a flashlight if you have one or borrow one from us. All ages welcome as long as you can walk on slippery seaweed and stay up late into the night. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please meet at Me Kwa Mooks beach, across from Me-Kwa-Mooks Park (4503 Beach Dr. SW)

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center, 206-684-7434, camplong@seattle.gov

Dec
29
Sat
2012
West Side Glory – a queer variety show @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“West Side Glory,” a queer variety show, at Skylark Cafe´& Club on Saturday December 29th, 8 pm. Tickets $8, ages 21+.

Dec
30
Sun
2012
Make snowflakes for Sandy Hook School @ Young at Art
Dec 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Theresa Anderson, proprietor of Young at Art invites you to stop by between 10 am and 2 pm this Sunday December 30th to help make snowflakes to decorate the school that Sandy Hook students are now attending (the project is explained on this Facebook page). Share hot cocoa with neighbors and some warm wishes for those far away – Theresa says you can drop in any time during those four hours on Sunday.

Jan
6
Sun
2013
High Point and Delridge libraries open on Sunday again! @ High Point and Delridge Public Libraries
Jan 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

All locations of The Seattle Public Library open Sunday in 2013; Play the ‘Check-out Sunday Challenge’

For the first time in at least a century, all locations of The Seattle Public Library will be open on Sunday in 2013. Expanded operating hours are being funded by a levy approved by voters in August.

Fifteen branches currently closed on Sunday will join 11 other branches in opening their doors every Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm beginning Sunday, Jan. 6.

“At community meetings and through patron surveys, we heard that Sunday hours were important,” City Librarian Marcellus Turner said. “Particularly for families, working people and students, having Library service available in every neighborhood on Sunday will be a huge benefit.”

Each branch with new Sunday hours will host a special celebration on a Sunday (dates and locations listed below) from 2 pm to 3:30 pm between Jan. 6 and May 5. Each celebration will feature a children’s craft activity, refreshments and an opportunity to participate in the Check-Out Sundays Challenge.

Check-Out Challenge

Patrons can get a free Check-Out Challenge card in a keepsake sleeve at any Library location in mid-December. To participate in the Challenge, patrons just need to visit any location of The Seattle Public Library on Sunday and get their card stamped before they leave. Patrons with 15 stamps can enter a prize drawing. Patrons who attend Sunday Branch Celebrations also receive commemorative stickers for their Check Out Cards.

Prizes include Booklovers Baskets and lunch with City Librarian Marcellus Turner. Drawings will take place in May. Patrons do not need to be present at the drawings to win prizes.

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636.

Sundays are Special Celebrations

Jan. 13, High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., 206-684-7454
Feb. 24, South Park Branch, 8604 Eighth Ave. S., 206-615-1688
May 5, Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125

Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

New Library cards

Beginning in January, the Library also will unveil five new Library cards. Four feature photographs of iconic Seattle sites: the Pike Place Market, Space Needle, Mount Rainier and Central Library. A special card for children was also designed. The Library will continue offering its current “classic card,” which features the Library logo. Patrons can replace their current card for a new one in 2013 without a charge.

Sundays Survey

Patrons should be sure to complete a survey about the types of services and activities they would like to see on Sunday during their next visit to the Library. The survey will be available through January.

Jan
11
Fri
2013
Nighttime low tide beach walks at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Jan 11 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:

Explore the beach during winter nighttime low tides with Beach Naturalist staff and volunteers. Discover what creatures we see on the beach at this time of year. Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

Friday, January 11, 8:30–10:30pm
(Low tide is -2.84 @ 10:27pm)
Friday, February 8, 8:30–10pm
(Low tide is -1.66 @ 9:27pm)

Click here to RSVP for this event. RSVPs are encouraged but not mandatory.

Location:
Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach
Directions:
1. Take Spokane St. exit off I–5 to West Seattle
2. Take Admiral Way exit off West Seattle Bridge
3. Stay on Admiral through West Seattle to 63rd Ave SW
4. Turn left at 63rd to Beach Drive SW
5. Park on Beach Drive SW
6. Meet the Naturalists at the canopy at 63rd Ave SW and Beach Dr. SW

Jan
16
Wed
2013
Full Tilt debuts new ice cream flavor! @ West Seattle Thriftway
Jan 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Justin from Full Tilt Ice Cream will be debuting a new ice cream flavor today at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), 3-6 pm. Stop in for a taste!

Jan
19
Sat
2013
ReWilding Club meeting on Vashon Island
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

ReWilding Club meets on Vashon.
Come on outside for morning adventures and explorations into the wilder places of Vashon Island, just a short ferry ride to paradise! Local naturalist Matt McKinney will teach you nature awareness and survival skills for deep connections with yourself, community and nature.

Meets 3rd Saturday January – June from 10 am-1 pm. First meeting is January 19th. For adults and teens (youth 12 and under welcome with an adult).

Donation $15 per person. Check out vashonwildernessprogram.org for more details.

Jan
25
Fri
2013
Style Cents Clothing Swap: Drop off items @ Mind Unwind
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Hey Style Cents Friends – drop off your clothing and accessories ahead of time for the swap!

Chase away the winter blues with some Sipping, Swapping and Styling on Sunday, January 27th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Mind Unwind in West Seattle.

Here’s how it works:

Drop your clean, consignment quality clothing (no tears, stains, broken zippers, etc.) and accessories at Mind Unwind Friday or Saturday, January 25th or 26th from 12 noon to 5 pm
• Please bring between 10 and 20 (but who’s really counting?) clothing items and any additional accessories (including shoes, jewelry, purses and scarves)
• Linda from Style Cents will help you decide what is a yay or nay and assist in creating new outfits on the spot! It’s a swap with a stylist!
• Sip wine, and chat with friends while perusing the merchandise!
• Cost is $20 per person
• All unwanted items will be donated to Chief Sealth High School Clothing Bank

Space is limited, so register here
to guarantee
your spot. Why wouldn’t you? A clean closet plus fresh threads and
drinks to top it off!

Hope to see you there!

Jan
26
Sat
2013
Style Cents Clothing Swap: Drop off items @ Mind Unwind
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Hey Style Cents Friends – drop off your clothing and accessories ahead of time for the swap!

Chase away the winter blues with some Sipping, Swapping and Styling on Sunday, January 27th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Mind Unwind in West Seattle.

Here’s how it works:

Drop your clean, consignment quality clothing (no tears, stains, broken zippers, etc.) and accessories at Mind Unwind Friday or Saturday, January 25th or 26th from 12 noon to 5 pm
• Please bring between 10 and 20 (but who’s really counting?) clothing items and any additional accessories (including shoes, jewelry, purses and scarves)
• Linda from Style Cents will help you decide what is a yay or nay and assist in creating new outfits on the spot! It’s a swap with a stylist!
• Sip wine, and chat with friends while perusing the merchandise!
• Cost is $20 per person
• All unwanted items will be donated to Chief Sealth High School Clothing Bank

Space is limited, so register here
to guarantee
your spot. Why wouldn’t you? A clean closet plus fresh threads and
drinks to top it off!

Hope to see you there!

Jan
27
Sun
2013
Style Cents Clothing Swap @ Mind Unwind
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hey Style Cents Friends!
Chase away the winter blues with some Sipping, Swapping and Styling on Sunday, January 27th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Mind Unwind in West Seattle.

Here’s how it works:

• Drop your clean, consignment quality clothing (no tears, stains, broken zippers, etc.) and accessories at Mind Unwind Friday or Saturday, January 25th or 26th from 12 noon to 5 pm
• Please bring between 10 and 20 (but who’s really counting?) clothing items and any additional accessories (including shoes, jewelry, purses and scarves)
• Linda from Style Cents will help you decide what is a yay or nay and assist in creating new outfits on the spot! It’s a swap with a stylist!
• Sip wine, and chat with friends while perusing the merchandise!
• Cost is $20 per person
• All unwanted items will be donated to Chief Sealth High School Clothing Bank

Space is limited, so register here
to guarantee
your spot. Why wouldn’t you? A clean closet plus fresh threads and
drinks to top it off!

Hope to see you there!

Jan
31
Thu
2013
Travel Show with Collette Tours @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jan 31 @ 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm

A Travel Show with Collette Tours will be held after lunch 12:15 pm on Thursday, January 31st on trips such as Canyon Country in Arizona and Utah, Autumn in New England, Irish Splendor, and more that can be personalized. Reservation requested but drop ins welcome.

Feb
2
Sat
2013
Performance Workshop with Athena Nation @ Higland Park Improvement Club
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Workshop One: Fight or Flight?
Come to the workshop!
Saturday, Feb 2nd, 2013
at the Highland Park Improvement Club
10 am-2:30 pm
Cost: $100

Having trouble getting it on paper or getting on stage?
Me, too!

I had to construct a way for me to work through my fear and ended up creating improv poetry. Only, I created it AS I was just getting onto poetry stages in 1997. I had to create a way for my voice to literally emerge from me that didn’t sound like everybody else on stage and was true to my craft. Improv, Stand-up comedy, and Slam broke me down, then built me up. They helped me learn not to be afraid (okay, less afraid) of that damn microphone and audience. It got me to concentrate on why I was there: My work. My writing.

I want to show you some techniques and exercises in writing and stage work to help you simply feel comfortable. This will include reading, editing, rewriting, and performing in front of your classmates. The goal, though, is to get you on stage with an audience and a microphone.

I also work one-on-one with people if you’re not ready for a group dynamic. Hey – I’m not a fan, either, but collaboration and healthy critique are valuable skin-thickeners!

Come to the workshop!
Four hours with a half-hour break
Saturday, Feb 2nd, 2013
10 am-2:30 pm
Cost: $100

Athena’s website: http://athenanation1308.wix.com/runboyflyman

HPIC
Highland Park Improvement Club
1116 SW Holden
Seattle, WA 98106
www.hpic1919.org

206-762-9825
* an all-volunteer neighborhood organization *

Ice Cream for Breakfast Day @ Full Tilt Ice Cream
Feb 2 @ 10:30 am – 10:30 am

Changed to Saturday, FEBRUARY 2ND at 10:30 am

From Full Tilt Ice Cream in White Center:

We are going to open up at 10:30 am. Free waffles with your ice cream cream!

Feb
9
Sat
2013
Southwest Seattle Historical Society Volunteer Introduction Session @ Log House Museum
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, February 9th, 11 am to 1 pm
Log House Museum, 3003 61st Ave. S.W., one block from Alki Beach

Got time to volunteer? The Southwest Seattle Historical Society needs you!

Like to interact with people? Fix computers? Update databases? Make small repairs? Transcribe interviews? Shoot videos and still photos? Plan events? Get a glimpse of our community’s past? Whether you have lived here one year or 50, come learn about how to turn your desires and skills into meaningful tasks that will help preserve and promote the heritage of West Seattle and the greater Duwamish peninsula.

Here’s a way to look to the future helping others explore West Seattle’s past. The Southwest Seattle Historical Society, which operates the Log House Museum, offers this introduction to volunteering, led by Carol Vincent, longtime historical-society volunteer, and Clay Eals, new executive director. It will include a brief primer on West Seattle history. Bonus: At the end, those participating will enjoy free chili and corn bread on the museum’s porch, as part of the city’s Neighbor Appreciation Day. The museum is one block from Alki Beach, at 61st and Stevens.

More info: 206-938-5293, loghousemuseum.info.

Float Dodger 5K kickoff party and summer celebration @ West Seattle Runner
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Early sign-up and kickoff party for the 2nd annual Float Dodger 5K. Saturday February 9th, 12:00–4:00pm at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Help us kick off an early summer and West Seattle Float Dodger 5K. Register at a discount, be entered to win prizes, drink an ice cold lemonade and eat some cold crisp watermelon. Bring on summer running!

‘Chili on the Porch’ for Neighbor Appreciation Day @ Log House Museum
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

‘Chili on the Porch’ for Neighbor Appreciation Day
Southwest Seattle Historical Society
1–4 pm Saturday, February 9th, 2013


How would you like to enjoy free chili and corn bread while celebrating the city’s Neighbor Appreciation Day on Saturday, Feb. 9? Join the Southwest Seattle Historical Society for “Chili on the Porch,” from 1 to 4 p.m. at the historical society’s Log House Museum, 61st and Stevens, one block from Alki Beach. Bonus: Take a few minutes to enjoy the historical society’s latest exhibit, “Telling Our Westside Stories: The Land.” No charge; donations appreciated. More info: 206-938-5293, loghousemuseum.info.

Feb
10
Sun
2013
Chocolate Extravaganza @ Bridge Park Retirement Community
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This weekend at Bridge Park Retirement Community we are having some fun events. Sunday February 10th at 3 pm it’s our Chocolate Extravaganza. Our Executive Chef Colleen Steele will make some wonderful chocolates!

If you have any questions about these events please call Bridge Park at (206) 938-6394.

Bah Humbug Valentine’s Singles Party @ Feedback Lounge
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come to the Bah Humbug Valentine’s Singles Party “…for the 40-50-year-old crowd!” at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) at 7 pm, Sunday February 10th.

Feb
12
Tue
2013
Neighborhood Matching Fund workshop @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday, February 12th, 6:00–8:00 pm
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW

The Neighborhood Matching Fund, a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, is hosting workshops for those interested in applying to the Large Projects Fund this May. The Large Projects Fund provides matching awards of up to $100,000 to neighborhood organizations for community-building projects. Attendance at one of the three workshops offered is required in order to submit an application.

At the workshop, attendees will get an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a good project, and the application process and requirements. Neighbors, friends, and others interested in the funding process are invited to attend. Interested applicants only have to attend one of the workshops to apply to the Large Projects Fund:

To learn more, visit
http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/largeproject.htm. For additional information or to request an interpreter (one week prior to preferred workshop), applicants can call 206.233.0093 or email NMFund@seattle.gov. The deadline for the Large Projects Fund is May 6, 2013.

The Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) Program awards matching funds for projects initiated, planned, and implemented by community members in partnership with Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Its overall goal is to build stronger and healthier neighborhoods through community involvement and engagement. Every award is matched by a neighborhood’s contribution of volunteer labor, donated materials, in-kind professional services, or cash.

Keller Williams Presents Career Night @ Keller Williams
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Keller Williams Presents Career Night at Keller Williams Seattle Metro West Office – 4452 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (parking available at the back of our building). KW Career Night is free and everyone is welcome. Please register at http://kwseattle.eventbrite.com

Hosting a casual evening full of valuable information available to anyone interested in an esteemed career in Real Estate which you can truly call your own. Satisfy your curiosity and neet others like you who have interest in making real estate a career worth having.

Conversation Topics Include…
~ Where Do I Begin?
~ How Do I Get My License?
~ Should I Join a Team?
~ How Do I Know I Can Be Successful On My Own?
~ How Can I Sell Real Estate Part-Time?
~ How Can I Make Real Estate A Full-Time Career?

Coming Soon! More Keller Williams Career Night Events:
March 12th 6:30 pm
April 9th 6:30pm
May 14th 6:30 pm
June 11th 6:30 pm
July 9th 6:30 pm
August 13th 6:30 pm
September 10th 6:30 pm
October 8th 6:30 pm
November 12th 6:30 pm
December 10th 6:30 pm

Feb
23
Sat
2013
Discussion: The U.S. Economy: Hijacked by “Debt Bubbles” & Money in Politics @ Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The U.S. Economy: Hijacked by “Debt Bubbles” and Money in Politics
Saturday, Feb. 23, 6:00 pm
at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee

Why haven’t we bounced back from the Great Recession?
Why do we still struggle with declining real wages and high unemployment?
Why are there so many people with underwater mortgages and exploding student debt?
Why does Congress discuss slashing Social Security & Medicare as solutions for economic recovery?

Randy, a member of the Seattle’s Getting Money Out of Politics group, will present a framework for understanding why the recent economic crisis. Join the discussion and explore together what we can do to stand against austerity and budget cuts, to help our families and our neighborhoods, and to recover democracy.

Refreshments will be served. Donations accepted.

Mar
2
Sat
2013
Fastback Custom Guitars Demo Days @ Thunder Road Guitars
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Thunder Road Guitars Presents Fastback Custom Guitars Demo Days

From noon to 4:00 pm, stop in and demo Fastback guitars, amplifiers and pickups. Play the new Jeff Rouse Chlorina signature guitar. Meet Fluff from Black Metal Bicycle and play his signature Beard Combers pickups. Meet Dave our amplifier builder and play the new GT22 amplifier and much much more! We will also be doing a cool giveaway.

Mar
5
Tue
2013
‘Get Paid To Talk’ Workshop @ Delridge Community Center
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of our teacher. In an effort to ensure a quality class experience, we must limit attendance!

Location: Delridge Community Center
March 5th, 5:30-8 pm
$20

Mar
6
Wed
2013
‘Get Paid To Talk’ Workshop @ High Point Community Center
Mar 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of our teacher. In an effort to ensure a quality class experience, we must limit attendance!

Location: High Point Community Center
Date: March 6th, 5:30-8 pm
Fee: $20

Mar
9
Sat
2013
Dusk to Dark @ Lincoln Pk with Owls, Trilliums and Magenta Salmonberry Blooms! @ Lincoln Park @ 8301 Fauntleroy Way Southwest, Seattle, WA 98136, USA
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Not only can we look, listen and hoot for the Barred Owls as it’s getting dark, we can see the recently opened spring blooms from a rare perspective, that is by flashlight!  $15 Adults, $10 kids, seniors – suggested.  If we pull one alien weed that encroaches on the Trilliums their population will grow, rather than shrink!

Dusk to Dark @ Lincoln Pk with Owls, Trilliums and Magenta Salmonberry Blooms! @ Lincoln Park @ 8301 Fauntleroy Way Southwest, Seattle, WA 98136, USA
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Not only can we look, listen and hoot for the Barred Owls as it’s getting dark, we can see the recently opened spring blooms from a rare perspective, that is by flashlight!  $15 Adults, $10 kids, seniors – suggested.  If we pull one alien weed that encroaches on the Trilliums their population will grow, rather than shrink!

Bleed Together (all-female Soundgarden tribute band), performs *9 PM* @ Feedback Lounge
Mar 9 @ 9:00 pm – 10:15 pm

Bleed Together, the all-female Soundgarden tribute band, performs Saturday March 9th at 9 pm at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor).

We invited BLEED TOGETHER to play the SOUNDGARDEN album premier party last November, and they blew people away. Now we’re bring these lovely gals back for an entire show. The ladies know how to kick it old school Seattle style – come see how they do it!

Mar
12
Tue
2013
Keller Williams Presents Career Night @ Keller Williams
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Keller Williams Presents Career Night at Keller Williams Seattle Metro West Office – 4452 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (parking available at the back of our building). KW Career Night is free and everyone is welcome. Please register at http://kwseattle.eventbrite.com

Hosting a casual evening full of valuable information available to anyone interested in an esteemed career in Real Estate which you can truly call your own. Satisfy your curiosity and neet others like you who have interest in making real estate a career worth having.

Conversation Topics Include…
~ Where Do I Begin?
~ How Do I Get My License?
~ Should I Join a Team?
~ How Do I Know I Can Be Successful On My Own?
~ How Can I Sell Real Estate Part-Time?
~ How Can I Make Real Estate A Full-Time Career?

Coming Soon! More Keller Williams Career Night Events:
March 12th 6:30 pm
April 9th 6:30pm
May 14th 6:30 pm
June 11th 6:30 pm
July 9th 6:30 pm
August 13th 6:30 pm
September 10th 6:30 pm
October 8th 6:30 pm
November 12th 6:30 pm
December 10th 6:30 pm

Mar
13
Wed
2013
‘In Their Own Words’ @ Daystar Retirement Village
Mar 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Wednesday, March 13th, 5:00 pm at Daystar Retirement Village:

Join residents and family members for a private dinner to hear “In Their Own Words” how they made the decision to move into a retirement community and why they chose Daystar as their new home.

Reservations are required for all events – please call 206-937-6122

Mar
18
Mon
2013
Industry Day @ Elliott Bay Brewery Pub
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:59 pm

If you’re a member of the food industry, enjoy 20% off your tab at Elliott Bay Brewing Co., all day every Tuesday for you and a guest. Valid food handlers permit required.

Mar
19
Tue
2013
Presentation on Norman Bright @ Southwest Library
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Tuesday March 19, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a presentation at the Southwest Library by Georgie Bright Kunkel, referring to the book UNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand. There will be a special focus on Georgie’s brother Norman Bright, the noted track star from the 1930’s who was a track friend of Louis Zamperini who was written up in the book Unbroken. Following the presentation there will be a discussion.

Hillenbrand interviewed Georgie in preparation for completing her book. Many people may remember Norman Bright running around Green Lake even after he became blind. He would have to find runners to lead him and often he could not find even younger runners who could run as fast as he could. There is a bench on Green Lake shore with a plaque dedicated to Norman Bright who spent so many hours running there.

Space is limited so come early to assure you can be included in this presentation and discussion.
Call 206-935-8663 for more information.

Mar
21
Thu
2013
Fixer’s Collective: Are You Shovel-Ready? @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This Thursday March 21st, 6-9 pm, the Fixers Collective will be conducting a timely theme of prepping garden tools and wheel barrows for the season. Tool sharpening of digging and cutting tools, tine straightening and wheel barrow repairs like tire patching, lube and carriage bolt replacement will be performed.

Donations of $5 for members and $10 for the public would offset the cost of repairs. The Fixers Collective meets at the West Seattle Tool Library (in the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center).

In the broadest sense, a Fixers’ Collective is a group of folks who love to fix and mend things, which could be any old thing from broken blenders to ripped sweaters to antique dentist drills. Take it apart, put it back together, figure out how it works, refuse to throw it away, and get to know others who do the same! What the collective works on depends entirely on who shows up but you can be rest assured that there will be plenty of creativity involved. Adding to this fun, The Tool Library also brings together some experienced DIY coaches who are willing to answer any questions that you may have on your current projects, future plans, or anything else you liked to discuss. Our coaches have expertise in a variety of areas, including solar power, water harvesting, green architecture & building, permaculture, and urban gardening.

These open and informal community meetups offer an opportunity to bounce project ideas off fellow DIYers and maybe receive some advice in the process, if you like. It’s also a great time to show off what you’ve been working on.From small little blenders to entire home renovations, these meetups offer you a chance to explore all of sorts of DIY fixes!

Mar
23
Sat
2013
Zoo for You! Spring animal petting zoo @ Merrill Gardens Admiral Heights
Mar 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Merrill Gardens Admiral Heights (WSB sponsor) is having ZOO FOR YOU spring animal petting zoo with bunnies, chicks, chickens, and guinea pigs. All are welcome to come and visit with the animals between 10:30 am and 12:00 pm!!!

Questions please contact Stephany Wong, Active Living Director at 206-938-3964 or email admiralheights@mgmail.org

Memorial Bonfire: Annual Service of Remembrance @ Alki Beach (near the Statue of Liberty)
Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Grief Support Groups for Adults
Memorial Bonfire: Annual Service of Remembrance

Join us as we gather together on the beach to reflect, remember, and honor loved ones who’ve died in the past year. Participants encouraged to bring a piece of kindling. No registration required. Please dress warmly, as this event will be held outdoors.

When: Saturday, March 23, 4 pm – 6 pm
Where: Alki Beach (near the Statue of Liberty)

More Information: (206) 749-7702

Mar
28
Thu
2013
Vintage/DIY Night Market @ Twilight Art Gallery and Boutique
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Late Bloomers’ Vintage present their 2nd monthly Vintage/DIY Night Market, Hosted by Twilight Gallery & Boutique.

Thursday March 28th, 2013 6-9 pm

Unravel 1950′s America with us. 
Screening Todd Haynes’ Far From Heaven and featuring nostalgic housewares and vintage threads from the American dream we love to hate, but can’t leave behind.

PLUS handmade goods, art, and vintage from all eras- treasures you can’t miss, and Music to match.


Yakkety Yak! Don’t talk back.

6 pm to 9-ish

http://www.twilightart.net/event/late-bloomers-vintage-present-their-2nd-monthly-vintagediy-night-market/

Apr
7
Sun
2013
Seminars begin: Oxygen for Your Relationship @ West Side Presbyterian Church
Apr 7 @ 9:40 am – 10:40 am

Do you want more out of your marriage? The OXYGEN Seminar is designed to help couples strengthen their relationship and work on tough issues in a way that’s fun and non-threatening. Couples learn how to improve their communication, better understand each others’ needs, resolve conflict, rekindle romance and find renewed hope.

Developed by Stronger Families, an organization in Bellevue founded by Jeff Kemp, former Seahawk quarterback, the program is being used at military bases, law enforcement agencies and churches across the US.

The OXYGEN Seminar is being offered at West Side Presbyterian Church, 3601 California Ave SW on 12 Sunday mornings, beginning this Sunday, April 7, from 9:40 to 10:40 am. The cost is $69 per couple which includes the workbooks, the Couple Checkup Assessment and the Flag Page Test. Scholarships are available. Childcare is provided in the church nursery. For more information call Pastor Ron Rice, 206-932-6129 or RonRice@ronrice.us.

Apr
9
Tue
2013
Keller Williams Presents Career Night @ Keller Williams
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Keller Williams Presents Career Night at Keller Williams Seattle Metro West Office – 4452 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (parking available at the back of our building). KW Career Night is free and everyone is welcome. Please register at http://kwseattle.eventbrite.com

Hosting a casual evening full of valuable information available to anyone interested in an esteemed career in Real Estate which you can truly call your own. Satisfy your curiosity and neet others like you who have interest in making real estate a career worth having.

Conversation Topics Include…
~ Where Do I Begin?
~ How Do I Get My License?
~ Should I Join a Team?
~ How Do I Know I Can Be Successful On My Own?
~ How Can I Sell Real Estate Part-Time?
~ How Can I Make Real Estate A Full-Time Career?

Coming Soon! More Keller Williams Career Night Events:
March 12th 6:30 pm
April 9th 6:30pm
May 14th 6:30 pm
June 11th 6:30 pm
July 9th 6:30 pm
August 13th 6:30 pm
September 10th 6:30 pm
October 8th 6:30 pm
November 12th 6:30 pm
December 10th 6:30 pm

Apr
11
Thu
2013
YWCA’s Job Fair
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Looking for a job? Upcoming Job Fair on April 11th! The YWCA presents Home Depot – The Employer of the Month.

April 11th
10:00 am–2:00 pm
Location: 9720 8th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
206-336-7000

The Home Depot is looking for bilingual associates that mirror our communities, and is currently hiring for:

Sales Associate
Cashier
Freight
Lot

Apr
13
Sat
2013
RESCHEDULED: Schmitz Park Getting Dark: Owling Under Seattle’s Oldest Trees
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Naturalist Stewart Wechsler is leading another owling adventure, this time in Schmitz Park on April 13th, 7-9 pm. Event link here.

Schmitz Park Getting Dark – Owling Under Seattle’s Oldest Trees
Saturday, April 13, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Take an adventure with Stewart among Seattle’s best remaining patch of ancient trees as it is getting dark, and we’ll look and hoot for the Barred Owls and see, and learn about the other members of this natural community, including spring blooms, among the towering giants.
Stewardship Adventures
$15 adults, $10 kids. Contact Stewart if possible with number of adults or kids in your party: ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land-line / answering machine) to help determine if I should add sessions.

Dress for the weather. Meet at the stone gate and kiosk at the entrance on SW Admiral Wy by SW Stevens & SW Lander (~the 5400 block). I will share my 3 pairs of binoculars and my 3 flashlights, and if you have your own you could bring them. If raining hard, or winds are strong, check website or my outgoing message for potential cancellation. All ages and knowledge levels welcome!

Apr
14
Sun
2013
West Seattle Neighbors for Peace: Penny Poll Event @ West Seattle Junction
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The West Seattle Neighbors for Peace and Justice will be doing their usual Sunday afternoon vigil at West Seattle Junction this Sunday (April 14) at noon.

This Sunday, in honor of Tax Day, we’ll be adding a little something extra. We’ll be taking a “Penny Poll” to see where West Seattleites think their federal income tax dollars should be spent.

Everyone who stops by our booth will be given 10 pennies that they can use to cast their “votes.” There will be five different categories of government programs to vote for, and you can distribute your votes among them any way you choose.

We will also have leaflets showing what programs the federal government really DOES spend our money on, so you can compare Uncle Sam’s spending priorities with your own.

After we tally the vote, we will report back to the Blog on how West Seattle voted compared with other Seattle neighborhood peace groups.

John Repp
West Seattle Neighbors for Peace and Justice

Apr
24
Wed
2013
Academic Fair and Move Up Night @ Hope Lutheran School
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Hope Lutheran School is hosting Academic Fair and Move Up Night on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 6:30 pm.

May
4
Sat
2013
Family Matters event: Family Hike at Camp Long
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The next Family Matters event will focus on staying active together in the outdoors. The naturalist-led family hike at Camp Long will be Saturday, May 4th, starting at 10 am.

Family Matters is a free series organized by the Fauntleroy YMCA, Fauntleroy Church, Little Pilgrim School, and the Fauntleroy Children’s Center to benefit all area families.

Ladies’ Afternoon Tea @ The Kenney
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

An invitation from The Kenney (WSB sponsor):

Take a moment just before Mother’s Day to revive a gracious Victorian tradition and celebrate the wonderful ladies in your life.

Ladies’ Afternoon Tea
Saturday, May 4, 1-3 p.m.

We’ll tempt you with an exquisite selection of teas accompanied by a delicate assortment of tea sandwiches and a display of sweet treats worthy of the finest bakery.

Bring your daughter, daughter-in-law or granddaughter. Join your sister or your best friend. Or just bring yourself and enjoy teatime elegance and an afternoon of delightful female companionship.

Let us know you’re coming. Please RSVP by April 29.

206-937-2800

www.TheKenney.org

May
14
Tue
2013
Keller Williams Presents Career Night @ Keller Williams
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Keller Williams Presents Career Night at Keller Williams Seattle Metro West Office – 4452 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (parking available at the back of our building). KW Career Night is free and everyone is welcome. Please register at http://kwseattle.eventbrite.com

Hosting a casual evening full of valuable information available to anyone interested in an esteemed career in Real Estate which you can truly call your own. Satisfy your curiosity and neet others like you who have interest in making real estate a career worth having.

Conversation Topics Include…
~ Where Do I Begin?
~ How Do I Get My License?
~ Should I Join a Team?
~ How Do I Know I Can Be Successful On My Own?
~ How Can I Sell Real Estate Part-Time?
~ How Can I Make Real Estate A Full-Time Career?

Coming Soon! More Keller Williams Career Night Events:
March 12th 6:30 pm
April 9th 6:30pm
May 14th 6:30 pm
June 11th 6:30 pm
July 9th 6:30 pm
August 13th 6:30 pm
September 10th 6:30 pm
October 8th 6:30 pm
November 12th 6:30 pm
December 10th 6:30 pm

May
18
Sat
2013
Antiques Discovery Day @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Local version of `Antiques Roadshow’ coming to West Seattle!

Providence Mount St. Vincent will present Antiques Discovery Day, a local take on the famous “Antiques Roadshow” on Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 9 am to 2 pm.

The event, which will be held at Providence Mount St. Vincent’s Second floor Resident Lounge, 4831 35th Ave SW, in West Seattle, will also feature coffee, conversation and a Community Fair.

In the spirit of “Antiques Roadshow,” the popular PBS television program that features professional antique appraisers who reveal the history, lore and estimated current market value of privately owned treasures, the public is invited to bring old items such as paintings, rings, vases, powder jars, lamps, sconces, radios, etc. to be appraised.

Local appraisers will help determine the value of the family treasure you’ve always wondered about. These onsite experts will provide oral valuations of individual items for $5 per item (limit four items per person). All proceeds will benefit the residents and programs of “The Mount,” a senior living care facility that celebrates life, living and individual capability.

This team of knowledgeable and experienced appraisers are all donating their time and expertise for this event. Past events were highly successful and very popular. Because of this, participants will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.

Guest appraisers include:

Pat Campbell, local expert and experienced appraiser

Kathleen Victor, ISA CAPP, International Society of Appraisers, Certified Appraiser of Personal Property, specializing in antiques and residential property

Don Jensen, ISA CAPP, Certified Appraiser of Personal Property, specializing in antiques; appraiser for “Antiques Roadshow”

“I love the excitement of discovery and placing a value for a client on a cherished piece of family history,” said appraiser Kathleen Victor.

While waiting to have items appraised, guests can also participate in a Community Fair, where they can speak to local experts about organizing personal items, real estate and “right-sizing,” estate sale preparation, retirement options and more. Attendees will also receive a complimentary copy of “Inspiring Conversations,” a booklet to help capture special memories with loved ones.

For more information, please contact Susan Clark at susan.p.clark@providence.org or 206-938-6191, or go online to www.providence.org/themount

*Providence Mount St. Vincent* in West Seattle offers older adults a loving home during the transition from independence to increasing reliance on the services, support, and compassion of others. Providence Mount St. Vincent, nationally recognized as a leader in the practice of resident-centered care and culture change in long-term care, is committed to providing programs and services that respect the personal values and dignity of each resident and program participant. For more information, go to www.providence.org/themount.

Owl Prowl at Lincoln Park
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From Seattle Parks and Recreation:

Whoo prowls the park after dark? YOU do… in search of resident and migrant owl species. We’ll search Lincoln Park for owls up close in their habitat. We’ll also dissect owl pellets to piece together a food chain puzzle. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, May 18, 2013, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Please meet at the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot.

$9 per person
Registration required
Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discover@seattle.gov

May
26
Sun
2013
Seattle Food Swap @ Village Green Perennial Nursery
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Food Swap Coop Seattle is having a food swap event Sunday May 26th, 10:00–11:30 am hosted by Village Green Perennial Nursery.

“Join the greater Seattle community for a swap!! In this particular swap, no money is changed hands between the participants – only goods.

Check out www.seattlefoodswap.com for more details and contact information. There is detailed pages for what you can bring and how the event works.

For pictures of our last swap check out this facebook album http://tinyurl.com/d8gaaqs

This event will be held outdoors and is being hosted by Village Green Perennial Nursery. We are exctied to partner with this neighborhood nursery that specilaizes in local, substainable and organic plants and community development!

Check in will begin at 10 am. Tables, swap cards, and name tags will all be provided. All you need to bring is what you plan to swap, and maybe a couple of boxes to take home your wares. Additionally, if your items needs refrigeration, please bring it in a cooler.”

Details and tickets available here.

May
28
Tue
2013
Safety Walk @ Lincoln Park
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sponsored by the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council:

“Our safety walk at Lincoln Park takes place on May 28th at 7:00 pm and will meet off the North parking lot.”

Jun
4
Tue
2013
Lifelong Recreation & Senior Center Talent Show Fundraiser @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jun 4 @ 11:45 am – 2:30 pm

Talent Show – $6.00 Lunch and Show or $3.00 Show only

June 4th, 11:45 am for Lunch, or 12:30 pm for show

This combined Seattle Parks and Recreation Lifelong Recreation and the West Seattle Senior Center fundraising event will provide lunch and entertainment. If you have a talent (dance, poetry, music –instrumental or vocal, etc.), we want to see it! This event will be held at the West Seattle Senior Center. Please contact Carol at 932-4044 or Mary Dalzell at 206-935-2162 or mary.dalzell@seattle.gov to register your talent.

# # #

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Lifelong Recreation offers a wide range of fun, affordable fitness and social programs for adults age 50 and over. These programs are offered throughout Seattle. A complete catalog is available at any West Seattle community center before March 12. The 2013 Spring quarter runs from April 8 through June 21 (11 weeks).

Registration for the 2013 Spring offerings begins March 12 at 12:00 pm. There are four ways to register: 1) online at http://www.seattle.gov/parks, select the SPARC logo; 2) in person, visit your local community center; 3) by phone, call Mary Dazell at 206-935-7484; 4) by mail, visit your local community center and pick up the Spring 2013 Lifelong Recreation catalog and follow the instructions.

Jun
5
Wed
2013
After School with the Snakes, Beetles and Butterflies of Camp Long
Jun 5 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures
offers: “After School with the Snakes, Beetles and Butterflies of Camp Long”.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 3:30–5:00 pm. Come on an after-school adventure with Stewart looking for the snakes, beetles and butterflies of Camp Long! Learn about their habitat needs and how we might make life a bit easier for them. Handle some of the creatures we are lucky enough to catch and release. With Stewart there will be no end of information and enthusiasm to share with both the kids and the adults that come with them.

$10 per person – Contact Stewart if possible with number of adults or kids in your party: ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land-line / answering machine) to help determine if I should add sessions.

Meet in front of Camp Long’s Lodge building at the entrance. Lighter showers may stop butterflies from flying, but they won’t stop us, but if it’s raining hard, or winds are strong, check website or my outgoing message for potential cancellation. All ages and knowledge levels welcome!

Jun
6
Thu
2013
Women’s Miche purse party @ West Seattle Curves
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Come and join us June 6th at 6 pm for a “Miche Party.” These are the purses that you can interchange the covering. Several styles to choose from. Come for information or to buy.

Location: West Seattle Curves
3280 California Ave SW
206 932-5650

Jun
7
Fri
2013
Pancake breakfast at The Kenney
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Come for a pancake breakfast at The Kenney (WSB sponsor):

We’re heating up the griddle so you can enjoy a steaming stack of flapjacks with maple syrup, eggs, bacon and sausage on the side, and fresh fruit and juice.

Friday, June 7
9 to 10:30 am

Sit back. Sip your coffee while we tell you about The Kenney and the advantages and benefits of our continuing care lifestyle. Take a tour. See the styles of apartments available. Imagine yourself enjoying maintenance-free living at West Seattle’s best retirement living option.

It’s all free. Let us know you’re coming by June 3.

206-937-2800

Jun
8
Sat
2013
Free shredding and e-cycling event in The Junction
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hello West Seattle Neighbors and Friends,

FREE Shred Event This Saturday!
Free Shredding Event + Electronics Recycling

Drop-off location:
4526 California Ave SW-back parking lot off 42nd
Saturday, June 8th
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The West Seattle Junction Association and Windermere Real Estate are providing free shredding + electronics recycling services.

Please bring your old statements or sensitive documents to be professionally destroyed on site. You can even watch your documents be cross-shred via a viewing monitor. E-cycle your old computers, TVs, and other. Fun, and Thank You Windermere for helping!

Jun
11
Tue
2013
Keller Williams Presents Career Night @ Keller Williams
Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Keller Williams Presents Career Night at Keller Williams Seattle Metro West Office – 4452 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (parking available at the back of our building). KW Career Night is free and everyone is welcome. Please register at http://kwseattle.eventbrite.com

Hosting a casual evening full of valuable information available to anyone interested in an esteemed career in Real Estate which you can truly call your own. Satisfy your curiosity and neet others like you who have interest in making real estate a career worth having.

Conversation Topics Include…
~ Where Do I Begin?
~ How Do I Get My License?
~ Should I Join a Team?
~ How Do I Know I Can Be Successful On My Own?
~ How Can I Sell Real Estate Part-Time?
~ How Can I Make Real Estate A Full-Time Career?

Coming Soon! More Keller Williams Career Night Events:
March 12th 6:30 pm
April 9th 6:30pm
May 14th 6:30 pm
June 11th 6:30 pm
July 9th 6:30 pm
August 13th 6:30 pm
September 10th 6:30 pm
October 8th 6:30 pm
November 12th 6:30 pm
December 10th 6:30 pm

Jun
20
Thu
2013
Poetry Un-Slam @ C & P Coffee Company
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, June 20, 6:30–8:00 pm at at C & P Coffee House (WSB sponsor): Drop by for the Poetry Un-Slam.

Sweet Sweet Music auditions @ Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SWEET, SWEET MUSIC AUDITIONS: Bronwyn Edwards will conduct auditions for the July 26 “Sweet, Sweet Music” on Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21, 7:00 pm in Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church. If you have a vocal or instrumental talent, contact her at bron@sirensongweb.com or 206-255-4590 to schedule your audition.

Jun
21
Fri
2013
Sweet Sweet Music auditions @ Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SWEET, SWEET MUSIC AUDITIONS: Bronwyn Edwards will conduct auditions for the July 26 “Sweet, Sweet Music” on Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21, 7:00 pm in Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church. If you have a vocal or instrumental talent, contact her at bron@sirensongweb.com or 206-255-4590 to schedule your audition.

Jun
22
Sat
2013
West Seattle Amateur Radio Club joins disaster communications demonstration @ South Seattle Community College
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Curt Black – an invitation to see and learn about how amateur radio operators provide critical emergency communications during disasters:

Seattle Amateur Radio Organizations Practice Disaster Communications June 22-23 at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor)

The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club is one of the oldest clubs in the country dating back to the 1920’s. However, we are not your grandfather’s radio club. Come see what the last 90 years have done to our ability to serve our community in times of emergency at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor) on June 22. Alternatively, we will see you all as we provide communications at the West Seattle Grand Parade and Float Doger 5K on July 20th. Watch for the club’s red convertible and say hello to our operators along the course.

Event Date: Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23rd
Location: South Seattle Community College, SE field near Olympic Hall.
(On-Air operations start at 11 Am Saturday – they will continue till 12 Pm Sunday)

We all rely on the Internet, cell phones, email and other forms of modern communications; however these systems are vulnerable to disruption. Every year whole regions of the country find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber optic cables leave people without the means to communicate. In these cases, the one consistent service that doesn’t fail and provides back-up for communities is Amateur Radio.

These radio operators, often called “Hams” are organized into teams that provide back-up communications for agencies responding to emergencies including the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, American Red Cross, area hospitals and FEMA. During the weekend of Saturday and Sunday June 22nd and 23rd , four Seattle amateur radio groups join together forming one local team competing in the National ham radio Field Day Event with thousand of Amateur Radio operators making radio contacts throughout North America. This event is a good opportunity for operators to demonstrate their emergency communications capabilities. The public is invited to visit the event hosted by South Seattle Community College, at the West Seattle Campus.

Seattle’s team will be exercising the newest digital and satellite capabilities, voice communications and even historical Morse code as they compete in the contest making as many radio contacts as possible with other teams to win points. Operations will be conducted under simulated emergency conditions with ham radio equipment being powered by batteries, generators, wind turbines and solar arrays.

This year’s team is comprised of members from the Auxiliary Communications Service and Medical Service Team that support the Seattle Office of Emergency Management. Also participating in the event are members of the Puget Sound Repeater Group and the West Seattle Amateur Radio Club, rounding out the crew. Seattle’s team will join with over 35,000 other amateur radio operators showing off their emergency preparedness capabilities, erecting ham radio stations in community parks, campgrounds, schools and emergency centers through out the country.

Field Coordinator for the Seattle event, Curt Black said, “The public is invited to see what ham radio is all about and have a chance to try their hand at making radio contacts and experience how much fun it is to operate an amateur radio station.This is a chance to meet and talk with Seattle’s radio operators and see what modern Amateur Radio Emergency Service is all about.During the two day event we will have demonstrations of Satellite communications, a digital communications workshop and an opportunity to learn how to get your own FCC radio license before the next disaster strikes.”

The City of Seattle through the Office of Emergency Management sponsors this event as part of its plan to provide support to community preparedness programs organized by neighborhoods in several Seattle communities. Ham radio is a primary resource that the City calls on should telephone, cellular systems and the internet fail.

The staging area for the Seattle city ham radio event is provided by South Seattle Community College and is located in a large grass field in the south east sector of the Campus near Olympic Hall. On-Air operations
start at 11 Am Saturday they will continue till 12 Pm Sunday.

Field Site Contacts:
Curt Black, Event Coordinator; Mark Sheppard, ACS Director; Dave Mann, ACSPIO
Cell Phone (206) 755-4541 Cell Phone (206) 510-7118 Cell Phone (206) 496-5424

Over the past year, the news has been full of reports of ham radio operators providing critical communications during unexpected emergencies in town across America including the Moore, Oklahoma storm aftermath, and other events world-wide.When trouble is brewing, Amateur Radio’s people are often the first to provide rescuers with critical information and communications.

“The fastest way to turn a crisis into a total disaster is to lose communications,” said Allen Pitts, spokesman for the ARRL. “From the tornado in Moore, to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, ham radio provided the most reliable communication networks in the first critical hours of the event. Because ham radios are not dependent on the Internet, cell towers or other infrastructure, they work when nothing else is available. We need nothing between us but air.”

Amateur Radio is growing in the US.There are now over 700,000 Amateur Radio licensees in the US, and more than 2.5 million around the word.Through the ARRL’s Amateur Radio Emergency Services program, ham volunteers provide both emergency communication for thousand of state and local emergency response agencies and non-emergency community services too, all for free.

For more information about preparedness and amateur radio – please visit:

Seattle Emergency Management: http://www.seattle.gov/emergency/default.htm

Seattle Auxiliary Communications Services: http://www.seattleacs.com

Western Washing Medical Service Team: http://ww7mst.org

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club website: http://www.westseattlearc.org/

Puget Sound Repeater Group: http://www.psrg.org/

ARRL the national association for Amateur Radio: http://www.arrl.org/

Jun
30
Sun
2013
Free public workshop: Hypnotherapy for Cannabis abstention @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Robert Schryvers C.Ht, Clinical Hypnotherapist in Seattle, is offering a talk on hypnotherapy for Cannabis abstention.

It’s not you, it’s me – Is it time to break up with Cannabis?

This free talk about cannabis and hypnosis is not about promoting the myriad of benefits of cannabis, or alarming people about its downsides, nor is this about moralizing about its legal status.

Also note that this talk is expressly not about cannabis addiction – This is about your relationship to pot, your habits, personal rituals and unconscious drives

This free presentation is open to the public, and is not affiliated with West Seattle Library.

Sunday, June 30th 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
West Seattle Public Library
2306 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA

Robert J Schryvers C.Ht
West Seattle Hypnosis
425-516-2910

Jul
4
Thu
2013
West Seattle Tool Library ‘Fixer’s Collective’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

It’s ‘Fixer’s Collective” time at the West Seattle Tool Library! FREE expert advice on the your projects is available! Come learn, be inspired, and get great advice from our cadre of experts! First Thursday of the month, 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

In the broadest sense, a Fixers’ Collective is a group of folks who love to fix and mend things, which could be any old thing from broken blenders to ripped sweaters to antique dentist drills. Take it apart, put it back together, figure out how it works, refuse to throw it away, and get to know others who do the same! What the collective works on depends entirely on who shows up but you can be rest assured that there will be plenty of creativity involved. Adding to this fun, The Tool Library also brings together some experienced DIY coaches who are willing to answer any questions that you may have on your current projects, future plans, or anything else you liked to discuss. Our coaches have expertise in a variety of areas, including solar power, water harvesting, green architecture & building, permaculture, and urban gardening.

These open and informal community meetups offer an opportunity to bounce project ideas off fellow DIYers and maybe receive some advice in the process, if you like. It’s also a great time to show off what you’ve been working on.From small little blenders to entire home renovations, these meetups offer you a chance to explore all of sorts of DIY fixes!

Jul
5
Fri
2013
2013 Scooter Insanity scooter Rally! @ Red Cup Espresso
Jul 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

From Red Cup Espresso in West Seattle:

Heads up! Friday July 5th, 11 am-2 pm, we are hosting the 2013 Scooter Insanity scooter Rally! Due to the high volume of people/Scooters we will be closing the drive thru, to allow safe parking for our guests. The drive thru WILL be open from 6 am-10, so don’t worry, you morning commuters!

If you’re in the area feel free to come by and check out the Beautiful Vintage Scooters, and meet some cool people!

Facebook event page here.

More about the rally at:
Vespa Club of Seattle

Jul
9
Tue
2013
Keller Williams Presents Career Night @ Keller Williams
Jul 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Keller Williams Presents Career Night at Keller Williams Seattle Metro West Office – 4452 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (parking available at the back of our building). KW Career Night is free and everyone is welcome. Please register at http://kwseattle.eventbrite.com

Hosting a casual evening full of valuable information available to anyone interested in an esteemed career in Real Estate which you can truly call your own. Satisfy your curiosity and neet others like you who have interest in making real estate a career worth having.

Conversation Topics Include…
~ Where Do I Begin?
~ How Do I Get My License?
~ Should I Join a Team?
~ How Do I Know I Can Be Successful On My Own?
~ How Can I Sell Real Estate Part-Time?
~ How Can I Make Real Estate A Full-Time Career?

Coming Soon! More Keller Williams Career Night Events:
March 12th 6:30 pm
April 9th 6:30pm
May 14th 6:30 pm
June 11th 6:30 pm
July 9th 6:30 pm
August 13th 6:30 pm
September 10th 6:30 pm
October 8th 6:30 pm
November 12th 6:30 pm
December 10th 6:30 pm

Jul
18
Thu
2013
West Seattle Tool Library ‘Ask an Expert’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ask an Expert @ West Seattle Tool Library
Thurs, July 18, 2013, 6-8 pm

Backyard poultry have become increasingly popular in recent years as interest in locally produced food, including eggs, has grown. Join us at Ask an Expert for a conversation on sharing your yard with chickens with expert Christina Hahs of Gray Sky Farms!

Each month the Tool Library brings together our community’s experts to provide advice on your home and garden ideas. From light-hearted transformations (like early blooming flowers) to heavy-hitting ones like rainwater catchment, building an addition, or becoming an urban farmer and everything in-between, our experts will give you the power to understand and tackle your challenge.

This month the following experts will be available:
Edible Gardening + Urban Farms | Gray Sky Farms
Rainwater Harvesting | EarthSystems NW
Sustainable Home Renovations | Mighty House Construction

Bring your inspiration, inquiring minds, and projects. They’ll bring the experts and the pizza!

p.s. Tell your friends! You do not have to be a West Seattle resident to participate in this event or borrow tools from the West Seattle Tool Library!

Jul
29
Mon
2013
Let’s Tour Seattle van trip for seniors @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jul 29 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From Senior Center of West Seattle:

Let’s Tour Seattle Van trip on MONDAY, JULY 29 departs W.S. 3:00 pm for Fish Hatchery at Ballard Locks followed by Happy Hour at Chinook Restaurant. Reservations – 206-932-4044 ext. 1.

Aug
1
Thu
2013
West Seattle Tool Library ‘Fixer’s Collective’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

It’s ‘Fixer’s Collective” time at the West Seattle Tool Library! FREE expert advice on the your projects is available! Come learn, be inspired, and get great advice from our cadre of experts! First Thursday of the month, 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

In the broadest sense, a Fixers’ Collective is a group of folks who love to fix and mend things, which could be any old thing from broken blenders to ripped sweaters to antique dentist drills. Take it apart, put it back together, figure out how it works, refuse to throw it away, and get to know others who do the same! What the collective works on depends entirely on who shows up but you can be rest assured that there will be plenty of creativity involved. Adding to this fun, The Tool Library also brings together some experienced DIY coaches who are willing to answer any questions that you may have on your current projects, future plans, or anything else you liked to discuss. Our coaches have expertise in a variety of areas, including solar power, water harvesting, green architecture & building, permaculture, and urban gardening.

These open and informal community meetups offer an opportunity to bounce project ideas off fellow DIYers and maybe receive some advice in the process, if you like. It’s also a great time to show off what you’ve been working on.From small little blenders to entire home renovations, these meetups offer you a chance to explore all of sorts of DIY fixes!

Aug
13
Tue
2013
Keller Williams Presents Career Night @ Keller Williams
Aug 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Keller Williams Presents Career Night at Keller Williams Seattle Metro West Office – 4452 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (parking available at the back of our building). KW Career Night is free and everyone is welcome. Please register at http://kwseattle.eventbrite.com

Hosting a casual evening full of valuable information available to anyone interested in an esteemed career in Real Estate which you can truly call your own. Satisfy your curiosity and neet others like you who have interest in making real estate a career worth having.

Conversation Topics Include…
~ Where Do I Begin?
~ How Do I Get My License?
~ Should I Join a Team?
~ How Do I Know I Can Be Successful On My Own?
~ How Can I Sell Real Estate Part-Time?
~ How Can I Make Real Estate A Full-Time Career?

Coming Soon! More Keller Williams Career Night Events:
March 12th 6:30 pm
April 9th 6:30pm
May 14th 6:30 pm
June 11th 6:30 pm
July 9th 6:30 pm
August 13th 6:30 pm
September 10th 6:30 pm
October 8th 6:30 pm
November 12th 6:30 pm
December 10th 6:30 pm

Aug
24
Sat
2013
Dragonflies, Butterflies, Salamanders, Snakes and Spiders of Camp Long
Aug 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday, August 24th, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:
Dragonflies, Butterflies, Salamanders, Snakes and Spiders of Camp Long:

The dragonflies now fill the skies and butterflies are flying. We’ll chase, and hopefully catch a few and maybe they will perch on a finger before flying off. We’ll also see if we can find any of the salamanders and snakes that still survive there! The webs of spiders are now
prominent and those who dare can handle them too as we learn about them!

Call or e-mail Stewart to reserve a spot ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225. Though the primary target audience for this program will be kids, all adults who attend will be guaranteed to have fun too and learn new and fascinating bits about nature! We’ll meet in front of the Lodge building by the Camp Long entrance.

$10 per person.

Sep
10
Tue
2013
Keller Williams Presents Career Night @ Keller Williams
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Keller Williams Presents Career Night at Keller Williams Seattle Metro West Office – 4452 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (parking available at the back of our building). KW Career Night is free and everyone is welcome. Please register at http://kwseattle.eventbrite.com

Hosting a casual evening full of valuable information available to anyone interested in an esteemed career in Real Estate which you can truly call your own. Satisfy your curiosity and neet others like you who have interest in making real estate a career worth having.

Conversation Topics Include…
~ Where Do I Begin?
~ How Do I Get My License?
~ Should I Join a Team?
~ How Do I Know I Can Be Successful On My Own?
~ How Can I Sell Real Estate Part-Time?
~ How Can I Make Real Estate A Full-Time Career?

Coming Soon! More Keller Williams Career Night Events:
March 12th 6:30 pm
April 9th 6:30pm
May 14th 6:30 pm
June 11th 6:30 pm
July 9th 6:30 pm
August 13th 6:30 pm
September 10th 6:30 pm
October 8th 6:30 pm
November 12th 6:30 pm
December 10th 6:30 pm

Sep
12
Thu
2013
Healthy Happy Hour @ Ampersand Café
Sep 12 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a Healthy Happy Hour at Ampersand Cafe on Thursday, Sept 12th from 6:45 to 8 pm. Hosted by Cynthia Jolly, MD and Jeff Jolly, PA-C

The evening will begin with healthy appetizers and refreshments, drawings for door prizes, and a brief program presentation about weight loss and achieving optimal health. This is in coordination with National Discover your Optimal Health Day.

Please RSVP by calling 260-442-9821 (Cynthia Jolly) or email to cynjolly@gmail.com.

The first 5 people to RSVP will receive a free copy of the New York Times best seller list “Discover Your Optimal Health”

Sep
24
Tue
2013
Hair cuts at SCWS @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Joy Carpino is back! Once a month at the WS Senior Center! Popular hair stylist Joy Carpino will return monthly offering Hair Trim and Style for men and women (NO Shampoo). Call 932-4044×1 for appointments Tuesday Sept 24th. Time: 9 am to 11:30 am with 1/2 hour appointments Cost: $15.00

Sep
30
Mon
2013
Entries deadline for artists for Fauntleroy Fine Art & Gift Fair @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
Sep 30 @ 2:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Deadline is Sunday, Sept. 30, for West Seattle artists and artistic crafters to apply to participate in the Fauntleroy Fine Art & Gift Fair November 15–17. Application form and details at www.fauntleroyucc.org.

Oct
3
Thu
2013
ESL Talk time @ High Point Library
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Come to the High Point Library and join a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.

Please note: No class on Thursday, Nov. 28.

Library events and programs are free and all English language learners are welcome. Registration is not required.

Oct
6
Sun
2013
What’s Aloft at Lincoln Park’s Blustery Beach
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This program is all about the wind. See what migrants the fall gales bring to Lincoln Park beaches. Learn a bit about bird anatomy and flight. Then make your own flying machine. All kite building supplies provided. This program is for adults and families with children 5 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost $5 per person

Sunday, October 6, 2013, 1 – 2:30 pm
Lincoln Park (Please meet for this program at the kiosk in the beach parking lot.)

Pre-Registration is required: 206-386-4237, discovery.park@seattle.gov

Oct
8
Tue
2013
Keller Williams Presents Career Night @ Keller Williams
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Keller Williams Presents Career Night at Keller Williams Seattle Metro West Office – 4452 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (parking available at the back of our building). KW Career Night is free and everyone is welcome. Please register at http://kwseattle.eventbrite.com

Hosting a casual evening full of valuable information available to anyone interested in an esteemed career in Real Estate which you can truly call your own. Satisfy your curiosity and neet others like you who have interest in making real estate a career worth having.

Conversation Topics Include…
~ Where Do I Begin?
~ How Do I Get My License?
~ Should I Join a Team?
~ How Do I Know I Can Be Successful On My Own?
~ How Can I Sell Real Estate Part-Time?
~ How Can I Make Real Estate A Full-Time Career?

Coming Soon! More Keller Williams Career Night Events:
March 12th 6:30 pm
April 9th 6:30pm
May 14th 6:30 pm
June 11th 6:30 pm
July 9th 6:30 pm
August 13th 6:30 pm
September 10th 6:30 pm
October 8th 6:30 pm
November 12th 6:30 pm
December 10th 6:30 pm

Oct
10
Thu
2013
ESL Talk time @ High Point Library
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Come to the High Point Library and join a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.

Please note: No class on Thursday, Nov. 28.

Library events and programs are free and all English language learners are welcome. Registration is not required.

Oct
12
Sat
2013
Recycle your electronics at the West Seattle PCC!
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

From PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor):

Don’t know what to do with your old working/nonworking electronics? Bring them to PCC in West Seattle and S.B.K Electronics will take them away! Their Truck will be on site Saturday October 12th from 9 am-4 pm | Green Century Electronics Recycling practices safe and efficient recycling. All items are handled responsibly to practice responsible recycling and have the least impact to the environment. Recycling provides a viable alternative to e-waste in our landfills.

‘Reflections on A Restored Peat Fen’ @ Roxhill Park
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Reflections on A Restored Peat Fen, Seattle
Leader: Scott Blackstock, Roxhill Park Forest Steward
Saturday, October 12, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Join Roxhill Park’s steward, Scott Blackstock, in reflection on this urban natural area at the headwaters of Longfellow Creek years after a massive restoration project. In 1999 community volunteers began the conversion of a soggy park lawn to a restored ‘bog’. In an 8 year period hundreds of volunteers spent thousands of hours planting over 300 species of native plants creating a fen, meadow and woodland. At this natural area you can find some rare and interesting species. In autumn see the leaf and berry coloration of highbush cranberry, the leaf structure of scouler’s corydalis, seed heads of slough sedge, and smell the late season aroma of sweet gale. See if you can identify bog rosemary by remaining leaves and seeds, and bog birch by slow growth.See if the leaf’s orange underside changes on labrador tea, if the flat petiole of quaking aspen is loosening from the branch, if the needles of western larch are starting to fall, or if there are any remaining signs of camas. Check out Starflower Foundation’s report on what plants were originally planted, and which were still there in 2007: http://www.wnps.org/restoration/documents/RH/RH_Stewardship.pdf. Feel free to print out the plant lists to see how plant communities have evolved.

Questions and sign up: Scott Blackstock,, 206-938-2114, scottie1039@aol.com

Oct
13
Sun
2013
West Seattle Wedding Showcase @ Dakota Place Park
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

It’s the first-ever West Seattle Wedding Showcase – free event which, says Seattle ParksTiffani Melake, “is featuring all West Seattle vendors; will have door prizes; and is the perfect opportunity to find all your wedding/special-event vendors.” Vendor list:

The Flower Lab

Envy on Alki

Baked

Lance Campbell, AN ESP experience

Shoofly Pie

Anna Monaco, Photographer

Joan Browne, Licensed Massage Therapist

Nola’s Boutique Events, Weddings and Soirees

Alki Party Treasures

Pure Hair

Oct
17
Thu
2013
ESL Talk time @ High Point Library
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Come to the High Point Library and join a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.

Please note: No class on Thursday, Nov. 28.

Library events and programs are free and all English language learners are welcome. Registration is not required.

Oct
18
Fri
2013
Full Moon Trek in Lincoln Park
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, October 18, 2013, 7–9 pm
For ages 8 and older

Experience Lincoln Park from a different perspective. Full Moon Treks are guided hikes that illustrate what makes the park special after dark. Venture into the moonlit park and explore the world like a nocturnal animal. Please come prepared with warm clothes, and please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot. Designed for adults and families with children 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Register for #108473 at www.seattle.gov/parks. $5 per person.

Full Moon Trek in Lincoln Park
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Experience Seattle parks from a different perspective. Full Moon Treks are guided hikes that illustrate what makes a park special after dark. Venture into the moonlit park and explore the world like a nocturnal animal. Please come prepared with warm clothes. Designed for adults and families with children 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $5 per person

Friday, October 18, 2013, 7–9 pm

Location: Lincoln Park (Please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot.)

Pre-Registration is required: 206-386-4237, discovery.park@seattle.gov

Oct
19
Sat
2013
Fall Forest Walk at Lincoln Park
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 1–3 pm
Ages 6 and older
Free!

Not sure what that plant is? Have some fun in the forest this fall by finding out about fantastic native plants! Walk the trails of Lincoln Park with a native plant steward and see the woods in a whole new light. Please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot. This program is designed for adults and families with children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Register for #105061 at www.seattle.gov/parks. Free.

Fall Forest Walk at Lincoln Park
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Not sure what that plant is? Have some fun in the forest this fall by finding out about fantastic native plants! Walk the trails of Lincoln Park with a native plant steward and see the woods in a whole new light. Please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot. This program is designed for adults and families with children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: Free!

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 1–3 pm

Location: Lincoln Park (Please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot.)

Pre-Register: 206-386-4237, discovery.park@seattle.gov

Oct
24
Thu
2013
ESL Talk time @ High Point Library
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Come to the High Point Library and join a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.

Please note: No class on Thursday, Nov. 28.

Library events and programs are free and all English language learners are welcome. Registration is not required.

Oct
31
Thu
2013
ESL Talk time @ High Point Library
Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Come to the High Point Library and join a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.

Please note: No class on Thursday, Nov. 28.

Library events and programs are free and all English language learners are welcome. Registration is not required.

Nov
7
Thu
2013
ESL Talk time @ High Point Library
Nov 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Come to the High Point Library and join a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.

Please note: No class on Thursday, Nov. 28.

Library events and programs are free and all English language learners are welcome. Registration is not required.

Nov
12
Tue
2013
Keller Williams Presents Career Night @ Keller Williams
Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Keller Williams Presents Career Night at Keller Williams Seattle Metro West Office – 4452 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (parking available at the back of our building). KW Career Night is free and everyone is welcome. Please register at http://kwseattle.eventbrite.com

Hosting a casual evening full of valuable information available to anyone interested in an esteemed career in Real Estate which you can truly call your own. Satisfy your curiosity and neet others like you who have interest in making real estate a career worth having.

Conversation Topics Include…
~ Where Do I Begin?
~ How Do I Get My License?
~ Should I Join a Team?
~ How Do I Know I Can Be Successful On My Own?
~ How Can I Sell Real Estate Part-Time?
~ How Can I Make Real Estate A Full-Time Career?

Coming Soon! More Keller Williams Career Night Events:
March 12th 6:30 pm
April 9th 6:30pm
May 14th 6:30 pm
June 11th 6:30 pm
July 9th 6:30 pm
August 13th 6:30 pm
September 10th 6:30 pm
October 8th 6:30 pm
November 12th 6:30 pm
December 10th 6:30 pm

Nov
14
Thu
2013
ESL Talk time @ High Point Library
Nov 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Come to the High Point Library and join a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.

Please note: No class on Thursday, Nov. 28.

Library events and programs are free and all English language learners are welcome. Registration is not required.

South Park Bridge construction update slideshow @ Napoli Pizzeria
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the South Park Bridge Construction project team for their latest slideshow on construction progress on November 14 at 6:00 pm. Join Tim Lane and John Stamets, Nov. 14, 6-7:30 pm at Napoli Pizzeria to see photos and hear stories of the latest construction progress.

When: Thursday, November 14, 6–7:30 pm
Where: Napoli Pizzeria

For more information about the South Park Bridge Replacement Project, visit King County Department of Transportation’s website at http://www.kingcounty.gov/transportation/SouthParkBridge.aspx

Nov
16
Sat
2013
Longfellow Creek Watershed Walk
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Longfellow Creek Watershed Walk
When: Saturday, November 16th, 10 am to noon
Where: Meet at corner of 26th Ave SW and SW Yancy Street (1 block west of Delridge, 1 block south of Andover) – Bus stop at Delridge & Andover for Metro Routes 50, 120, and 125; nearby signs/trees for locking up bikes, parking available along 26th Ave SW and SW Andover Street.

What: Join Sustainable West Seattle for an urban hike through one of Seattle’s most beautiful watershed environments. You are invited on a hike through one of Seattle’s most beautiful watershed environments – Longfellow Creek. This walk will demonstrate how Seattle residents’ everyday activities can impact the natural environment in their own backyards, and what everyone can do to help preserve the health of our urban watersheds. Feet First Walking Ambassadors Bryan Fiedorczyk and Timothy Lowry will lead an urban hike through the Longfellow Creek Watershed. The creek drains almost 3000 acres of West Seattle and is one of only four waterways left in Seattle that flows freely year-round. This family-friendly walk is estimated to be between 2 to 3 miles at a slow to moderate pace.

While walking the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, you will see wetlands, native meadows, conifer forests, a beaver dam and large-scale public art installations. Along the trail there will be examples of areas highly modified by development, the effects of runoff from rain and stormwater, restoration efforts, and sites featuring low impact development and green infrastructure techniques such as rain gardens.

We’ll start at trailhead northeast of Dragonfly Pavilion and follow the trail south across the Salmon Bone bridge, and down 26th Ave SW past Greg Davis Park and the Brandon Street Natural Area (King Conservation District highlights of restoration/volunteer efforts) towards the Delridge Natural Area (Delridge & Graham). We’ll turn around after about an hour of walking – at Juneau, we’ll follow 25th Ave SW north past a cluster of residential rain gardens near Brandon through Delridge Playfield and back along the trail to the starting point.

The Watershed Walk is co-sponsored by Sustainable West Seattle and the King Conservation District. More details here.

Nov
21
Thu
2013
ESL Talk time @ High Point Library
Nov 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Come to the High Point Library and join a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.

Please note: No class on Thursday, Nov. 28.

Library events and programs are free and all English language learners are welcome. Registration is not required.

Nov
23
Sat
2013
Evergreens Walk at Lincoln Park
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturday, November 23, 2013, 1–3 pm
Ages 6 and older
Free!

Chase away the gray by celebrating the changing seasons! Walk the trails at Lincoln Park with a native plant steward and learn to identify some of the trees and shrubs that color our winter wonderland. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free; pre-registration requested by calling 206-386-4237 or signing up for course #105050 at https://class.seattle.gov/parks/. Dress for the weather and meet at the North Parking Lot.

Register for #105050 at www.seattle.gov/parks. Free.

Dec
1
Sun
2013
“Epic Photo” shoot at The Bridge
Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Jenny Almukhtar of The Bridge, which is just a few weeks away from opening its new location at the overhauled former Chuck and Sally’s Tavern in Morgan Junction:

There will be a photo op under the reader board December 1st at 3 pm and we invite all our guests to join us for this epic shot. This will be a great way for us to capture all the amazing energy and love we have received from West Seattle and bring it with us to our new location at 6301 California Ave SW that will open shortly after our closure on the 2nd.

Dec
5
Thu
2013
ESL Talk time @ High Point Library
Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Come to the High Point Library and join a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.

Please note: No class on Thursday, Nov. 28.

Library events and programs are free and all English language learners are welcome. Registration is not required.

Dec
10
Tue
2013
Keller Williams Presents Career Night @ Keller Williams
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Keller Williams Presents Career Night at Keller Williams Seattle Metro West Office – 4452 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (parking available at the back of our building). KW Career Night is free and everyone is welcome. Please register at http://kwseattle.eventbrite.com

Hosting a casual evening full of valuable information available to anyone interested in an esteemed career in Real Estate which you can truly call your own. Satisfy your curiosity and neet others like you who have interest in making real estate a career worth having.

Conversation Topics Include…
~ Where Do I Begin?
~ How Do I Get My License?
~ Should I Join a Team?
~ How Do I Know I Can Be Successful On My Own?
~ How Can I Sell Real Estate Part-Time?
~ How Can I Make Real Estate A Full-Time Career?

Coming Soon! More Keller Williams Career Night Events:
March 12th 6:30 pm
April 9th 6:30pm
May 14th 6:30 pm
June 11th 6:30 pm
July 9th 6:30 pm
August 13th 6:30 pm
September 10th 6:30 pm
October 8th 6:30 pm
November 12th 6:30 pm
December 10th 6:30 pm

Dec
12
Thu
2013
ESL Talk time @ High Point Library
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Come to the High Point Library and join a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.

Please note: No class on Thursday, Nov. 28.

Library events and programs are free and all English language learners are welcome. Registration is not required.

Dec
20
Fri
2013
Full Moon Trek in Lincoln Park
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, December 20, 2013, 7–9 pm
For ages 8 and older

Experience Lincoln Park from a different perspective. Full Moon Treks are guided hikes that illustrate what makes the park special after dark. Venture into the moonlit park and explore the world like a nocturnal animal. Please come prepared with warm clothes, and please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot. Designed for adults and families with children 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Register for #108474 at www.seattle.gov/parks. $5 per person.

Dec
21
Sat
2013
2nd Annual Cottage Grove Solstice Parade @ Greg Davis Park
Dec 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Come join Captain Snowball and WinterFly as we welcome the start of Winter and the dawning of the days with increasing light!

This celebration is a 30 minute illuminated walk along the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trails.

What: 2nd Annual Cottage Grove Solstice Parade
When: Winter Solstice, Saturday, December 21 at 6:30 pm
Where: Greg Davis Park (26th Ave. SW & Brandon Street SW)

What to bring: For the Solstice Parade, you are invited to wear an outfit or costume illuminated by lights, or just bring a lantern or flashlight to carry along the path. Some musical instruments to merry the walk would be delightful!

We had a great time last year. Here’s a video from last year featured on the West Seattle Blog:

https://westseattleblog.com/2012/12/video-first-ever-cottage-grove-solstice-parade-delridge/

Hope you can join us. We’d love to see you there!

Jan
4
Sat
2014
Free E-Cycling event @ South Park Neighborhood Center
Jan 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

ECOSS and InterConnection.org are working together to provide a FREE E-Cycling Event Saturday January 4th from 1-4 pm at South Park Neighborhood Center (8201 10th AVE S, Seattle WA 98108), where you can recycle old electronics for FREE!

Items that will be accepted are: desktops, laptops, TVs, cell phones, printers, monitors, hard drives, and most other portable electronics.

The items collected will be donations and donors will receive a donation receipt.

If you are interested in learning more or would like to volunteer for this event please email me at: ariel@ecoss.org.

Jan
14
Tue
2014
Community/Neighborhood Legal Clinic @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Community/Neighborhood Legal Clinic
Sponsored by King County Bar Association
Dates: Tuesdays, January 14 and 28
Time: Appointments start at 7:00 pm
Appointments: 206-267-7070
Cost: Free

Jan
25
Sat
2014
Evergreens Walk @ Lincoln Park
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, January 25, 2014, 1–3 pm
Chase away the gray by celebrating the changing seasons! Walk the trails in Lincoln Park with a naturalist and learn to identify some of the trees and shrubs that color our winter wonderland. All children must be accompained by an adult.

FREE!

Pre-registration:
Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

Please meet at the kiosk in the parking lot on Fauntleroy Ave, north of the beach parking lot.

Jan
28
Tue
2014
Community/Neighborhood Legal Clinic @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Community/Neighborhood Legal Clinic
Sponsored by King County Bar Association
Dates: Tuesdays, January 14 and 28
Time: Appointments start at 7:00 pm
Appointments: 206-267-7070
Cost: Free

Feb
8
Sat
2014
Interfaith Demonstration Against Voting Suppression Laws @ Alaska Junction
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

INTERFAITH DEMONSTRATION AGAINST VOTER SUPPRESSION LAWS
Saturday February 8th, 12:00 pm to 2 pm
Alaska Junction (corner of Alaska Way and California Avenue in West Seattle)

All ages are welcome!
Rev. Dr. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP, is organizing a Mass Moral March in Raleigh, NC on Saturday February 8th. Seattleites will stand in support of the marchers in North Carolina.

• According to the ACLU, close to half the states in the U.S. now have some form of voting restrictions.
• These restrictions are making it harder for people to vote, particularly people of color, students, and people with disabilities.
• Voter suppression tactics include voter ID laws, elimination of early voting, restrictions on voter registration drives and barriers to voting for people with criminal convictions.
• Voting needs to be free, fair, and accessible!

For more information contact Reverend Peg Morgan, senior minister at the Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation pegmorgan@comcast.net 206-909-2856

Feb
9
Sun
2014
Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk @ Alki Bathhouse
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

We’ll meet at the Alki Bathhouse and walk to Richey Viewpoint, for about 1.5 miles of walking. We will concentrate on our wintering seabirds. Likely species include Surf Scoter, Grebes, Bufflehead, Mergansers, Brant, Harlequin Duck, Bald Eagle.

Leaders: Suzy Hunter (day of only: 206-403-7458) & Sharon Ellard

Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk
at Alki Beach
Sunday, February 9, 2014
11:00 am

Web Link:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

Feb
10
Mon
2014
Executive Constantine delivers ‘2014 State of the County’ address @ White Center Heights Elementary School
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

For the first time ever, a King County Executive will deliver the State of the County address in one of the county’s unincorporated areas.

At White Center Heights Elementary School, Executive Dow Constantine will frame the policy agenda for his second term, including plans for confronting two of the generational challenges of our time.

This special meeting of the Metropolitan King County Council will take place on:

Monday, February 10
10:00 am
White Center Heights Elementary School
10015 6th Ave. SW, Seattle

(Street Parking is limited)

Parking
White Center Heights Elementary recognizes that parking can be an issue for those wishing to visit the school. Since the school itself has limited parking and there are no nearby parking structures, we recommend that you look for street parking throughout the Greenbridge development.

Ample street parking is available on:
· 8th Ave SW: located west of the school
· SW 102nd St: located south of the school
· 6th Ave SW: located east of the school
· 7th Ave SW: located north of the school

ADA Accessible spaces are available in the White Center Heights Elementary School parking lot. The best way to access parking lot is to enter from 6th Ave SW on the east side of the school. The ADA spaces are located at the most northern end of the parking lot. Follow the ramp down to the rotunda and continue in a circle up to the front door. ADA drop-off is also available from SW 100th St.

Public Transportation
Metro buses provide a ride to within one block of White Center Heights Elementary School from neighborhoods across the county. Plan your bus trip today by visiting Metro’s Trip Planner.

Feb
15
Sat
2014
“Shredding” fundraiser for The Big Climb @ West Seattle High School parking lot
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

** Safely Shred Away Those Unwanted Pounds of Paper with Personal Information **

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
West Seattle High School parking lot
Shredding truck will be available from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm – suggested
donation $10.00 per banker size box (cash or check only, please)

Shredding event along with a workout suitable for all levels of fitness led by Sweat Studio on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at West Seattle High School Parking Lot. This is a fundraiser that will benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society through our team’s participation in the Big Climb at the Columbia Tower on March 23, 2014.

Boot Camp led by Myung Haugen of Sweat Studio from 12:30 to 1:00 pm –
$10.00 per person

All proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as we train and fundraise for The Big Climb on March 24th!

Feb
18
Tue
2014
WS Toastmasters’ International Speech and Evaluation Contest @ Emeritus Senior Living in West Seattle
Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Have you ever been to a Toastmasters club contest? Now is your chance! Come see contestants compete in the West Seattle Toastmasters 832 International Speech and Evaluation Contest. Speakers will deliver prepared 5 to 7 minute inspirational speeches, and then the evaluators go toe to toe to evaluate a speech given by a quest speaker that night. These contestants will be doing their very best for this exciting contest!

All over the age of 18 are welcome. Visit us at http://westseattletm832.org/

February 18, 2014
6:30 pm–8:00 pm
at Emeritus Senior Living in West Seattle (WSB sponsor)

Mar
1
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Mar 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

Owl Hoot @ Camp Long
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 6–8 pm
Pre-registration required
Cost: $5 per person

Join us for a dusk-to-dark owl prowl through Camp Long’s woodland. This program is for 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sponsoring Organization: Discovery Park Advisory Council

Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

Mar
15
Sat
2014
Salamander Search @ Camp Long
Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday, March 15, 2013, 3–5 pm
Pre-registration required
Cost: FREE

Overcome those wintertime blues by bundling up and getting outside. Learn the importance of those dark, dank, wet places by searching under logs and in the ponds for those beautiful, mysterious creatures – the salamanders. There are at least three different types found at Camp Long. Let’s challenge ourselves to find all of them. This program is for 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov
Sponsoring Organization: Discovery Park Advisory Council

Mar
29
Sat
2014
Lincoln Park Spring Awakening Walk
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Lincoln Park Spring: Blooms, Migrants,Eagle & Owl Nesting, Butterflies
March 29, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Share in Stewart’s incredible nature knowledge & enthusiasm, as Lincoln Park’s natural community awakens! Trilliums & Violets blooming to Eagles & Owls nesting, migrants refueling, to early butterflies flying. Have the best time learning all one can in 2 hours. Suggested donation $15 adults, $10 kids. For a spot E-mail or call – ecostewart@gmail.com or 206-932-7225. Meet at north parking lot kiosk (across from Rose Street). Drop-ins can check for space.

Rosie the Riveter group meeting
Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The next gathering of the newly organized Rosie the Riveter group will meet on Saturday, March 29th at 2:00 pm at the home of Georgie Bright Kunkel.

Please call 206-935-8663 if you have not already RSVPed for this event.

Any woman who worked during the WWII years at any job that released a man to go to the service is a Rosie. You didn’t have to be a riveter.

Apr
5
Sat
2014
Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk @ Lincoln Park
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

We’ll meet at the south parking lot of Lincoln Park (the lot closest to the Fauntleroy Ferry terminal). There will be about 1-1.5 miles of walking and some hills. We’ll start off at the beach to look for remaining wintering seabirds, then head up into the forested area for songbirds. Likely species include Surf Scoter, Horned Grebe, Bufflehead, Cormorants, Mergansers, Song Sparrow, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Bewick’s Wren, Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Leaders: Suzy Hunter (day of only: 206-403-7458) & Sharon Ellard

Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk
at Lincoln Park
Saturday, April 5, 2014
8:00 am

Web Link:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

Apr
11
Fri
2014
Voices of Spring: Chorus Frog and Owl Concert @ Camp Long
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:30–9 pm
Where: Camp Long

Celebrate springtime nighttime earth music! Come to Camp Long and join a naturalist for an exploration of forest and pond in search of the music makers-frogs and owls. You may find yourself being part of the concert! This program designed for ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $5 per person

Contact: Discovery Park Env. Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-386-4236
Contact Email: discovery.park@seattle.gov

Apr
16
Wed
2014
Musicians’ Legal Mixtape: Legal and Business Strategies For Musicians @ Celtic Swell
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Coming up at the Celtic Swell:

Musicians’ Legal Mixtape: Legal and Business Strategies For Musicians (As Told Through Cheesy Love Songs)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
7 pm-9 pm
Where: Celtic Swell

Details: http://thewla.org/musicians-legal-mixtape-april-16-2014/

Tickets: http://mixtape14.brownpapertickets.com

Being in a band can leave you with “Sweet Emotions” or stuck in “Heartbreak Hotel.” Come hear Rock promoter-turned-entertainment lawyer Joleen Winther Hughes and Seattle-based talent manager MacKenzie McAninch talk about key legal and business issues “You Oughta Know” so you can create your own sweet tunes and rebound quickly when it’s time to “Go Your Own Way.”

Playlist includes:

“Call Me Maybe” (Carly Rae Jepsen) – Picking your bandmates (or, your business partners if you make any money)

“Let’s Get It On” (Marvin Gaye) – Co-ownership in the Creative Process

“Wind Beneath My Wings” (Bette Midler) – Building Your Team (Manager/Label/Publishing/Lawyer)

“All by Myself” (Celine) – Self-Publishing

“It Wasn’t Me” (Shaggy) – Protecting your IP Rights From Infringers

“Can’t Buy Me Love” (Beatles) – Managing Success

“I Don’t Wanna Fight” (Tina Turner) – Managing Disputes Among Members

“Somebody that I used to Know (Gotye) – Going through the Break-Up

“Another Little Piece of My Heart” (Janice Joplin) – Who gets to keep the creative material

“Someone Like You” (Adele) – Letting others use your band’s material (sampling, covers, mechanical royalties)

Celtic Swell is an all-ages restaurant and pub. Why not come early and enjoy some Irish fare before the workshop!

About the Presenters:
Joleen Winther Hughes is the founder, principal and fearless leader of Hughes Media Law Group. With experience that spans the entertainment and digital media world, Joleen started HMLG specifically to support entrepreneurs, burgeoning media properties and service providers who push the boundaries of media and technology. As a longtime entrepreneur herself, Joleen understands the trials and tribulations of starting and running a successful business. In addition to fronting HMLG, Joleen is a popular lecturer and panelists for several national and international media and technology organizations including Digital Hollywood, the American Bar Association and the Application Developer’s Alliance. Before dreaming up what is now HMLG, Joleen was Senior Counsel at RealNetworks, Inc., where she worked with major sports leagues, media companies, television networks, movie studios and record labels to create the first on-line consumer content subscription service and was responsible for developing Real’s casual gaming licensing strategy. Prior to her legal career, Joleen owned a successful artist management and production company during the height of the 90’s Seattle music explosion working with music legends like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains (just to name-drop a few!).

Mackenzie McAninch has been in the music business for over ten years as booking agent, promoter, band manager, writer and owner of the nationally recognized and award-winning blog Randomville.com. In 2012, Mackenzie sold Randomville and became the booking agent for Seattle band Ayron Jones and the Way, quickly helping the band get shows with artists like Robert Cray and landing festivals like Bumbershoot. In 2013, he became the band’s manager and also began working as the booking agent for the Seattle band Funky 2 Death. 2014 is starting out great for Mackenzie. In just three months, he has helped steer his band clients to collaborations with The Seattle Seahawks and Sounders organizations, performances with the likes of BB King, and nationally-broadcasted shows on NPR. Mackenzie is currently spending much of his time planning his bands’ upcoming national touring schedules and music licensing projects.

Apr
26
Sat
2014
Free paper shredding event @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

I Heart West Seattle (WSB sponsor) is sponsoring a free paper shredding event at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Saturday April 26th, 9 am–12 pm.

SHRED! You know that box of old bank statements & ancient tax returns that’s been glaring at you from the corner of the garage for the last 5 years? Shred it!!! Roger and Dale from iheartwestseattle.com, a are pleased to be sponsoring this great community event at C&P. Bring all your old “sensitive documents” to C & P and have them destroyed safely and securely by our on-site shredding truck, for free!

Get some spring cleaning done while you have a cup of coffee. Dale & Roger will be on hand to answer any questions about the current real estate climate in West Seattle, set you up with a market analysis of your home, or answer any other real estate related questions you might have. Thinking about a re-fi or starting the loan process to become a homeowner? Hans will be on hand to help you get started there. If you have questions, please contact Roger Steiner or Dale Wampler via iheartwestseattle.com.

Tales Among the Trees @ Lincoln Park
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2–4 pm
Where: Lincoln Park

Celebrate the Earth by getting to know your community forest the old-fashioned way-through storytelling. Find out what it means to know a forest’s story. This program designed for ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: FREE

Apr
27
Sun
2014
Explore Your World – Daytime Nature Walk @ Camp Long
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Explore Your World – Daytime Nature Walk
Sunday, Apr. 27, 2014, 2–4 pm.
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Get to know the plants and animals that live in urban forests! Learn native plant identification and uses for plants through the ages. Registration is required.

Audience Children, Teens
Language English

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Call 206-684-7454 or drop by the High Point Branch Library to sign up.

May
3
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

May
4
Sun
2014
The History of Lincoln Park
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 1–3 pm
Where: Lincoln Park

Was Lincoln Park really named after Abraham Lincoln? Why does that restroom look like a spaceship for hobbits? And how did those California redwoods end up here? Join a Seattle volunteer naturalist on a walk through time, learning some of the history of West Seattle’s largest park. This program designed for ages 12 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet in the north parking lot on Fauntleroy.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: FREE

Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

Rain2River Walk – West Seattle @ Delridge Community Center
May 4 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

From the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition:

Join DRCC/TAG and partners on the upcoming Rain2River Walk and learn about grey and green infrastructure, sustainable practices, polluted runoff, RainWise Program, and other things you can do to keep the Duwamish River clean; all attendees will get a FREE ticket to go on a Rain2River Boat Tour at a later date.

Meet at the Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW, 98106) YOUNGSTOWN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER (4408 Delridge Way SW) at 1:30 pm. There is parking and bathrooms. The walk will be at moderate to slow speed, and 2-3 miles long, and will conclude at 4 pm.

RSVP HERE.

This event is family and pet friendly! There will be free refreshments and snacks! This is an outdoor walking event, so please come prepared for rain or shine.

Date: May 4, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Venue Delridge Community Center
Organizer Anna Mines
Phone: (206) 427-1475
Email: anna@duwamishcleanup.org

May
10
Sat
2014
Birdwatching @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
May 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 8:30-10:30 am

Ages 6–100
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day by birdwatching with a naturalist. Songbird migration is at its peak; learn birding techniques and tips from an experienced birder. All levels are invited and beginners are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them.

May
15
Thu
2014
Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
May 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:


Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
Every Thursday from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
$8 kids – $12 adults – suggested donation

Join Stewart for a weekly learning and stewardship adventure at Camp Long, share in his unbounded knowledge and enthusiasm! We could find salamanders, owls, dragonflies, Sword Ferns and Bleeding Hearts! We’ll learn about their habitats and needs. All ages and knowledge levels will have a good time and learn something new. Meeting at the north end of the parking lot (the south end of the Lodge building). $8 – $12 per person suggested donation. Reservations suggested: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206-932-7225 (land). If rain is forecast, double check if class is going.

May
16
Fri
2014
Full Moon in the Forest @ Lincoln Park
May 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Friday, May 16, 2014, 8–9:30 pm
Where: Lincoln Park

Celebrate the earth by venturing into the forest when the moon is full. Experience Lincoln Park as a nocturnal animal. This program designed for those 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please come prepared with warm clothes.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $5 per person

Contact: Discovery Park Env. Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-386-4236
Contact Email: discovery.park@seattle.gov

May
20
Tue
2014
Tuesday Afternoon Lincoln Park Nature Hikes
May 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Tuesdays After School Lincoln Park Nature Hike Series
Every Tuesday afternoon – 3:30 pm–5:00 pm
Join Stewart for a weekly afternoon nature learning and stewardship adventure at Lincoln Park, sharing in his unbounded knowledge and enthusiasm. We’ll see what’s flying, crawling, sprouting and blooming and check on the resident owls. All ages and knowledge levels will have fun while learning more. Meet at the northern of Lincoln’s 2 parking lots by the kiosk (across from SW Rose St, between SW Thistle St and SW Monroe St. (first lot S. of the 76 Station)

$8 – $12 per person suggested donation. Reservations suggested: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 (land) If rain is forecast, double check if class is going.

May
23
Fri
2014
Tot Trek: Colors of the Rainbow @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
May 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 10:30–11:45am
Pre-registration required
Cost: $4 per person

Age 2-3
Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddlers. Take a hike through Camp Long searching for the animal homes in ponds, forests, and fields, Discover the colors of nature, and take a dip in the ponds to see what new life is springing up. Up to two children can be registered with one adult.

Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

Jun
7
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Jun 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

Prehistoric plants of Lincoln Park @ Lincoln Park
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

On Saturday, June 7, 2014, 1–3 pm, join a naturalist for an exploration of Lincoln Park in search of ferns and other plants dinosaurs may have eaten. This program designed for ages 7 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the north parking lot on Fauntleroy.

Jun
21
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Jun 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart after school for a first and third Saturday morning 10:30 am – noon learning and stewardship adventure at Camp Long. Both adults and kids will learn and have fun. Suggested donation $8–$12 per person to keep the work going! Meeting north of the parking lot, south of the Lodge building. Reservations suggested too – ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 (still luddite land)”

Jun
23
Mon
2014
West Seattle High School Cheer Try-Outs begin @ West Seattle High School Gym
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL CHEER TRY-OUTS!
June 23rd – 26th
9:00 am- 2:00 pm
West Seattle High School Gym

You must have a completed physical and athletic packet. You may pick these up from the West Seattle High School Main Office. Those students who show up to tryouts without their COMPLETED Athletic Packet will not be allowed to try out. There will be no exceptions to this!

9th-10th graders: Junior Varsity
11th- 12th graders: VARSTIY

Please show up in athletic shoes, a sports bra, a plain white shirt, blue or black shorts, and your hair pulled back. NO JEWELRY!

Aug
10
Sun
2014
Family Beach Safari at Me-Kwa-Mooks
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

From Seattle Parks & Recreation:


Celebrate the Earth by learning more about Puget Sound. Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful-a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet. This program designed for ages 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please meet at Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook across from Me-Kwa-Mooks Park on:

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 10 – 11:30 am

Aug
22
Fri
2014
Vashon Sheepdog Classic Trial
Aug 22 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Vashon Sheepdog Trial celebrates working border collies and herding dogs on Vashon!

August 22nd to 25th, 2014
7 am-5 pm Daily
(directions to location here)

Tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets.

On over 30 acres of rolling green hills sheepdogs from across the US will have an opportunity to show their finesse as they take control of the wiley Willamette Valley lambs, courtesy of The Anderson Ranch of Brownsville, OR.

Misty Isle Farms welcomes people from all over the Puget Sound to picnic and enjoy these amazing working dogs. Spectators are welcome to attend the event at any time. Bring a picnic or enjoy the offerings at the trial site.

Admission to the trial is $8.00 at the gate. Packages for all three days are available. Children under 9 years of age are free. The trial will take place from dawn to dusk each day.

Tickets can be purchased in advance: www.brownpapertickets.com

*This is a National level Open competition with over 60 dogs competing for cash & prizes. It takes a whole day to finish one class. Which means non-stop competition all day Saturday & Sunday.

More info:

VashonSheepdogClassic.com
or
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vashon-Sheepdog-Classic/124659394222786

Aug
23
Sat
2014
Vashon Sheepdog Classic Trial
Aug 23 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Vashon Sheepdog Trial celebrates working border collies and herding dogs on Vashon!

August 22nd to 25th, 2014
7 am-5 pm Daily
(directions to location here)

Tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets.

On over 30 acres of rolling green hills sheepdogs from across the US will have an opportunity to show their finesse as they take control of the wiley Willamette Valley lambs, courtesy of The Anderson Ranch of Brownsville, OR.

Misty Isle Farms welcomes people from all over the Puget Sound to picnic and enjoy these amazing working dogs. Spectators are welcome to attend the event at any time. Bring a picnic or enjoy the offerings at the trial site.

Admission to the trial is $8.00 at the gate. Packages for all three days are available. Children under 9 years of age are free. The trial will take place from dawn to dusk each day.

Tickets can be purchased in advance: www.brownpapertickets.com

*This is a National level Open competition with over 60 dogs competing for cash & prizes. It takes a whole day to finish one class. Which means non-stop competition all day Saturday & Sunday.

More info:

VashonSheepdogClassic.com
or
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vashon-Sheepdog-Classic/124659394222786

Aug
24
Sun
2014
Vashon Sheepdog Classic Trial
Aug 24 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Vashon Sheepdog Trial celebrates working border collies and herding dogs on Vashon!

August 22nd to 25th, 2014
7 am-5 pm Daily
(directions to location here)

Tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets.

On over 30 acres of rolling green hills sheepdogs from across the US will have an opportunity to show their finesse as they take control of the wiley Willamette Valley lambs, courtesy of The Anderson Ranch of Brownsville, OR.

Misty Isle Farms welcomes people from all over the Puget Sound to picnic and enjoy these amazing working dogs. Spectators are welcome to attend the event at any time. Bring a picnic or enjoy the offerings at the trial site.

Admission to the trial is $8.00 at the gate. Packages for all three days are available. Children under 9 years of age are free. The trial will take place from dawn to dusk each day.

Tickets can be purchased in advance: www.brownpapertickets.com

*This is a National level Open competition with over 60 dogs competing for cash & prizes. It takes a whole day to finish one class. Which means non-stop competition all day Saturday & Sunday.

More info:

VashonSheepdogClassic.com
or
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vashon-Sheepdog-Classic/124659394222786

Aug
25
Mon
2014
Vashon Sheepdog Classic Trial
Aug 25 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Vashon Sheepdog Trial celebrates working border collies and herding dogs on Vashon!

August 22nd to 25th, 2014
7 am-5 pm Daily
(directions to location here)

Tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets.

On over 30 acres of rolling green hills sheepdogs from across the US will have an opportunity to show their finesse as they take control of the wiley Willamette Valley lambs, courtesy of The Anderson Ranch of Brownsville, OR.

Misty Isle Farms welcomes people from all over the Puget Sound to picnic and enjoy these amazing working dogs. Spectators are welcome to attend the event at any time. Bring a picnic or enjoy the offerings at the trial site.

Admission to the trial is $8.00 at the gate. Packages for all three days are available. Children under 9 years of age are free. The trial will take place from dawn to dusk each day.

Tickets can be purchased in advance: www.brownpapertickets.com

*This is a National level Open competition with over 60 dogs competing for cash & prizes. It takes a whole day to finish one class. Which means non-stop competition all day Saturday & Sunday.

More info:

VashonSheepdogClassic.com
or
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vashon-Sheepdog-Classic/124659394222786

Sep
11
Thu
2014
Nature Walk: History of Friends of Schmitz Preserve Park
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

History of Friends of Schmitz Preserve Park, Seattle
Leader: Ken Shaw
Date: Thursday September 11th, 6:00 pm– 8:00 pm

This stream corridor of rare old growth forest has been stewarded by a community of volunteers for decades. At a time when Seattle is at risk of losing 70% of its canopy in the next 20 years, groups like these are vital to reversing this trend. Steward Ken Shaw will discuss his holistic restoration approach.

In addition to the common old growth trees, there are plenty of mature western yews (Taxus brevifolia). You can find a 2003 plant list here.

Interesting history of the park here.

Trail description: Irregular terrain, some brief steep trails, mostly flat loop trail.
Elevation gain 150 feet.

Where to meet: Admiral Way & SW Stevens at the kiosk.
What to bring: Dress suitable for weather, it will be darker and colder under the canopy. Flashlight optional.
Contact:Ken Shaw, 206-937-2718

Trip limit: 12 people.

Sep
20
Sat
2014
Birds of Autumn @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Sep 20 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:30–10:30 am
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $3 per person

Fall migration is beginning. Explore the forest and meadow for travelers as well as resident birds. Learn birding techniques and tips from an experienced birder. All levels invited and beginners are welcome. Please bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. This walk is designed for adults and families with children ages 6 and older.

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone 206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

Sep
21
Sun
2014
Spiders of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

WHAT: Spiders of the Duwamish

WHEN: Sept. 21, 10 am–Noon

Explore the “Web of Life” along Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Talk at Longhouse followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park. Naturalist, Jeff Rahlmann. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 4Culture. Free admission & parking. Poster artwork by: Gerrad Stockdale.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1539185606313943/

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

Sep
27
Sat
2014
Family Field Day ‘Picnic in the Park’ @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Nature Consortium invites you to a community picnic and field day in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. This is a special event for all of our West Seattle neighbors to come together and celebrate our beautiful local forest. We will have live music, a scavenger hunt, art activities, and guided hikes through the forest. Bring a picnic, snacks will be provided.

Picnic in the Park
Saturday, September 27, 11 am–2 pm
West Duwamish Greenbelt
(accessible via the south parking lot at South Seattle College, or at the trail head at 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St)

Did You Know?

Located in the Delridge area of West Seattle, The West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest remaining forest in the city of Seattle at over 500 acres. That means you don’t have to travel outside of the city to enjoy the great outdoors.

The West Duwamish Greenbelt provides many benefits for the environment and the community. Bald eagles, hawks, foxes, salamander, and other local wildlife rely on the habitat this greenbelt provides.

The plants in the forest help to reduce storm water runoff, filter pollutants in the water, and reduce erosion. As these plants absorb carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the air, they also improve air quality and help reduce the effects of global warming.

And the best part? You don’t have to travel out of the city to experience the great outdoors. Urban forests like the West Duwamish Greenbelt are important community spaces that increase our city’s natural beauty and make the natural world accessible for everyone to enjoy.

Oct
7
Tue
2014
Tot Trek – Autumn Colors @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Oct 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10:30–11:45am
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $4 per person

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Join us for a colorful celebration of fall in the forest. This program designed for 2-3 years olds with an adult companion.

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Oct
11
Sat
2014
Full Moon Celebration @ Camp Long
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Full Moon Celebration
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8–9:30 pm
Pre-registration required
Cost: $5 per person

Adults, Families
Experience the forest bathed in moonlight. Test your senses without daylight. Experiment with how you would survive as a nocturnal animal. Surprises guaranteed! This program designed for adults and families with children ages 5 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Oct
18
Sat
2014
The Forest in the Fall @ Camp Long
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Forest in the Fall
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 1–3 pm
Pre-registration: yes
Cost: FREE

Adults, Families

Explore the forests of Camp Long. Find out about fantastic native plants and enjoy the autumn colors. This program designed for adults and families with children ages 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Oct
19
Sun
2014
Forest and Fish of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WHAT: Forest and Fish of the Duwamish

WHEN: October 19, 2–4 pm

Explore the Forest and Fish along Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Talk at Longhouse followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park. Naturalist, Chris Hoffer. Discussion to focus on the “web of life” with a message of environmental stewardship and urban habitat restoration. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 4Culture. Free admission & parking.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1539185606313943/

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

Oct
25
Sat
2014
JUNCTION: West Seattle Noise Possession @ Twilight Gallery and Boutique
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, October 25th, 7 pm
at Twilight Gallery and Boutique


JUNCTION: West Seattle Noise Invasion

Join us at Twilight Gallery as we stage a West Seattle noise take over.

Featuring:
Dried Up Corpse, Jodie, Marcus Price, WLISPTS and Kate Olsen

$5 suggested donation.

Music begins around 7 pm.

Trick or Treats?

Oct
28
Tue
2014
Festival of the Last Minute Pumpkin Carving @ Equilibrium Fitness
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

What: Festival of the Last Minute Pumpkin Carving

When: Tuesday, October 28th
Time: 5–8 pm
Where: EQ Fitness (WSB sponsor) 3270 California Ave SW

Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/876696035674449/

Join us for a pumpkin carving event! Co-sponsored by Lee’s
Martial Arts West Seattle, Ola Salon & Spa, Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor), and Playhouse
Northwest Acting School.

If you’re a last-minute pumpkin carver, don’t despair as the trainers at EQ have got together to bring you Festival of the Last Minute Pumpkin Carving.

Free and family friendly, this community event is a great way to get your pumpkin carved and meet new people.

We’ll be providing snacks, beverages (cider!) and cutting/scooping tools.

Bring your pumpkin (any tools you want to bring too) and join us for a fun evening.

Nov
1
Sat
2014
CALENDAR ALERT FOR TONIGHT ONLY – TIMES MIGHT DISPLAY INCORRECTLY
Nov 1 – Nov 2 all-day

Due to an as-yet-unfixable glitch, though we input the times correctly for events tonight (Saturday night, November 1, 2014), they might display incorrectly because of the impending overnight time change. If interested in any such event below, please check the direct link to the venue to verify. Sorry – we hope to have this finally fixed by DST’s return in March

Mushrooms of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WHAT: Mushrooms of the Duwamish

WHEN: November 1st, 10 am–noon

Explore the mushrooms along Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Talk at Longhouse followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park. Naturalist, Denise Rhiner. Discussion to focus on the “web of life” with a message of environmental stewardship and urban habitat restoration. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 4Culture. Free admission & parking.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1539185606313943/

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

Nov
13
Thu
2014
Tilted Thunder Rail Birds Talent Show @ Skylark Café & Club
Nov 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Tilted Thunder Rail Birds Talent Show at Skylark Café & Club Thursday, November 13th at 8 pm:

You will be dazzled by the amazing off-skates talents (or lack there of) from your favorite TTRB skaters and PEEPS! With performances by Seattle’s Banked Track Roller Derby skaters and juniors. Cash voting for your favorite performance

This is an All Ages Event!

Proceeds support TTRB’s nonprofit mission of providing athletic opportunities to women and girls.

Doors open at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm

Nov
22
Sat
2014
Free lunch served today @ West Side Presbyterian Church
Nov 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

It’s cold outside! West Side Presbyterian is serving a free lunch on the second Thursday and fourth Saturday of each month. If you are hungry, cold or just looking for some good fellowship, join us! Serving from noon until 1:30 pm. The next meal is THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22 at WSPC, 3601 California Avenue SW. Call (206) 935-4477 for more information.

Nov
25
Tue
2014
Membership November birthday lunch @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 25 @ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Tuesday, November 25th, 11:45 am at the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Free to members in your birthday month! Performing: DINA BLADE is a refreshingly natural singer, who specializes in singing American popular songs from the 1930s and 40s, preserving the work of master composers and lyricists from that era. Register at the front desk.

Dec
5
Fri
2014
Tidepools by Flashlight @ Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook
Dec 5 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Friday, December 5, 2014, 9–10:30 pm at the Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook (across the street from Me-Kwa-Mooks park):

What a delight! Explore tidepools at night. Bring your family and friends for a beach adventure – by flashlight! A unique experience right here in the city. Please wear shoes that can get wet, dress in layers, and bring a flashlight if you have one. This program designed for adults and families with children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $5 per person
Pre-registration required:
206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov
or register online at SPARCS.

Dec
9
Tue
2014
High Point Teen Programs Showcase @ High Point Neighborhood House
Dec 9 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

From Madelaine Pyatt, AmeriCorps member with High Point Neighborhood House:

The High Point Teen Programs is putting on our Fall Showcase! Please join us from 4:30-6:30 on Tuesday, December 9th to see all of the impressive things our youth have accomplished this semester.

~ Studio demonstrations
~ Cooking demonstrations
~ Sewing displays!
~ Food cooked by YUM!
~ Raffle!
~ Door prizes!

Jan
3
Sat
2015
Nature Hike Night: Owls, Old Trees, Stewart and the Stars @ Lincoln Park
Jan 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday December 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm–8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Lincoln Park Night Hike with the Owls, Old Trees, Stewart and even the Stars?:

(Added session after the Saturday, 12-20 rained out): Celebrate the natural community of owls, and others by flashlight under stars or clouds with fellow nature enthusiasts! Stewart shares his exceptional enthusiasm and knowledge! Listen and look for Barred Owls and their signs, from poop and pellets, to feathers on the forest floor. Tour also includes any other animal, plant, constellation or planet we find worth a comment or that anyone asks about. Meet at north parking lot kiosk, across from Rose St. Call (206 932-7225 -land ) or e-mail ( ecostewart@gmail.com ) to reserve a spot. If rain is forecast check answering machine outgoing message (206 932-7225) for a possible cancellation for heavier rain. (a light shower forecast should be OK.) Drop-ins can check for room, but if there are no
reservations, Stewart may not show.

Tidepools by Flashlight @ Constellation Park, Alki Beach
Jan 3 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:


Explore the beach during winter nighttime low tides with Beach Naturalist staff and volunteers. Discover what creatures we see on the beach at this time of year. Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

Saturday, January 3, 9-10:30 pm (-1.3 tide at 9:47 pm)

Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach

Click here to RSVP for this event. RSVPs are encouraged but not mandatory.

Jan
17
Sat
2015
Owling, and Touring Lincoln Park at Dark @ Lincoln Park
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday January 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm–8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Celebrate Lincoln Park’s Natural Community at Night with our Human Community!:

Celebrate the natural community of owls, and others by flashlight under stars or clouds with your community of nature enthusiasts! Stewart shares his exceptional enthusiasm and knowledge! Listen and look for Barred Owls and their signs, from the poop and pellets under their perches to feathers that floated the forest floor. The park at dark tour also includes any other animal, plant, any constellation or planet that we find that seems worth a comment or anyone wants to know about. Meet at north parking lot kiosk, across from Rose St. Call (206 932-7225 -land ) or e-mail ( ecostewart@gmail.com ) to reserve a spot. If rain is forecast check my website or my answering machine outgoing message (206 932-7225) for a possible event cancellation due to excessively heavy rain (I won’t cancel for a light sprinkle.) Drop-ins can see if there is room, but if no one makes reservations, I may not show.

Jan
24
Sat
2015
Headbanger’s Ball – meet the woodpeckers! @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 9–11 am
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Don’t just sit there banging your head against the wall! Come on out to the woods and join some naturalists to explore the wonderful, wild and wacky world of woodpeckers. This program designed for ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE!

Pre-registration:
Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

Birds of Lincoln Park’s Blustery Beach @ Lincoln Park
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 10:30 am–12 pm
At Lincoln Park

Brave the elements of winter at Lincoln Park’s beach to view the best birds the season brings to our shores. Please bring a field guide and binoculars if you have them. A few are available for loan. Dress for blustery weather. This program designed for ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet the naturalist at the south parking lot on Fauntleroy.

FREE!

Pre-registration:
Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

Jan
25
Sun
2015
Free Drop-Off Tax Help @ High Point Library
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At the High Point Library:

The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are partnering to offer free tax preparation services this tax season. Branch drop-off locations will allow taxpayers have their paperwork scanned by IRS-certified staff and volunteers and not wait until the return is fully processed. Instead, the return is prepared remotely and completed tax returns can be picked up within a week.

This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns.

IRS reproducible forms are available for photocopy (15 cents per page) at all Library locations. Please call your branch to find out if print forms are in stock. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov.

Drop-off tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis.

Required Documents
To receive tax help, bring one of these identifying documents:
– Social Security Card
– Tax form SSA 1099 (Social Security benefits)
– Medicare card (if Social Security number is followed by an “A”)
– Official documents on Social Security Administration letterhead

Photocopies or computer print-outs of any these documents will not be accepted.

Feb
1
Sun
2015
Free Drop-Off Tax Help @ High Point Library
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At the High Point Library:

The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are partnering to offer free tax preparation services this tax season. Branch drop-off locations will allow taxpayers have their paperwork scanned by IRS-certified staff and volunteers and not wait until the return is fully processed. Instead, the return is prepared remotely and completed tax returns can be picked up within a week.

This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns.

IRS reproducible forms are available for photocopy (15 cents per page) at all Library locations. Please call your branch to find out if print forms are in stock. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov.

Drop-off tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis.

Required Documents
To receive tax help, bring one of these identifying documents:
– Social Security Card
– Tax form SSA 1099 (Social Security benefits)
– Medicare card (if Social Security number is followed by an “A”)
– Official documents on Social Security Administration letterhead

Photocopies or computer print-outs of any these documents will not be accepted.

Feb
7
Sat
2015
Feet First 3rd Annual Stairway Walks Day @ West Seattle
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, join Feet First for Stairway Walks Day. Urban explorers are invited to join one of free, guided neighborhood walks featuring outdoor stairways in West Seattle. Space is limited to 35 people per walk. Please RSVP in advance at www.feetfirst.org or http://stairwaywalksday2015.bpt.me/ (when the signup period opens).

On these stairway routes you’ll discover gems you wouldn’t see otherwise. Colorful mosaics, serene pocket parks, restored creeks and gorgeous home are quietly hidden amid these stairway passages. Come see the sights and learn the stories that only Seattle stairways can tell… and only your feet can take you!

All proceeds for this event help support Feet First’s mission to ensure all communities across Washington are walkable.

Suggested donations start at $10, with free admission for children under 18.
Pay what you wish – no one will be turned away from joining in the fun.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY:
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?FeetFirst/8720108786/cd831fc4da/d580c38f0f

The stairs, many of them more than 100 years old, form a network of “scenic byways” for neighborhood discovery – a priceless asset for outdoor fun, fitness and health. The stairway routes featured on Stairway Walks Day are from Cathy and Jake Jaramillo’s book Seattle Stairway Walks: An Up-and-Down Guide to City Neighborhoods. The book is intended to help urban adventurers discover and appreciate the beautiful greenspaces, history, art and architecture that make up the vivid fabric of our neighborhoods.

According to author and Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador Cathy Jaramillo, “Stairways are truly the scenic byways to neighborhoods, and we’re always curious about what’s at the top – or the bottom. They get you to, and between, places you’d probably never know about otherwise. We’re excited about celebrating them with so many people on Stairway Walks Day!”

More about Feet First: Since 2001, Feet First has worked to ensure that all communities in Washington are walkable. Walking is a vital transportation mode that connects communities, reduces pollution, improves health and physical fitness, and allows people to explore their natural environment.

Feb
8
Sun
2015
Free Drop-Off Tax Help @ High Point Library
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At the High Point Library:

The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are partnering to offer free tax preparation services this tax season. Branch drop-off locations will allow taxpayers have their paperwork scanned by IRS-certified staff and volunteers and not wait until the return is fully processed. Instead, the return is prepared remotely and completed tax returns can be picked up within a week.

This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns.

IRS reproducible forms are available for photocopy (15 cents per page) at all Library locations. Please call your branch to find out if print forms are in stock. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov.

Drop-off tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis.

Required Documents
To receive tax help, bring one of these identifying documents:
– Social Security Card
– Tax form SSA 1099 (Social Security benefits)
– Medicare card (if Social Security number is followed by an “A”)
– Official documents on Social Security Administration letterhead

Photocopies or computer print-outs of any these documents will not be accepted.

Watch the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Show @ Feedback Lounge
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Enjoy the 57th annual Grammy Awards on the Big Screen at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) starting at 8 pm, Sunday February 8th.

Feb
14
Sat
2015
Fire Station 37 Open House
Feb 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Visit Fire Station 37 on Saturday February 14, 2015 for the Annual Neighbor Appreciation Day Celebration. This West Seattle fire station will open their doors from 11 am to 1 pm. Meet your neighborhood firefighters and tour the station!

West Seattle Fire Station 37
7700 35th Avenue SW

Feb
15
Sun
2015
Free Drop-Off Tax Help @ High Point Library
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At the High Point Library:

The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are partnering to offer free tax preparation services this tax season. Branch drop-off locations will allow taxpayers have their paperwork scanned by IRS-certified staff and volunteers and not wait until the return is fully processed. Instead, the return is prepared remotely and completed tax returns can be picked up within a week.

This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns.

IRS reproducible forms are available for photocopy (15 cents per page) at all Library locations. Please call your branch to find out if print forms are in stock. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov.

Drop-off tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis.

Required Documents
To receive tax help, bring one of these identifying documents:
– Social Security Card
– Tax form SSA 1099 (Social Security benefits)
– Medicare card (if Social Security number is followed by an “A”)
– Official documents on Social Security Administration letterhead

Photocopies or computer print-outs of any these documents will not be accepted.

Feb
22
Sun
2015
Free Drop-Off Tax Help @ High Point Library
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At the High Point Library:

The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are partnering to offer free tax preparation services this tax season. Branch drop-off locations will allow taxpayers have their paperwork scanned by IRS-certified staff and volunteers and not wait until the return is fully processed. Instead, the return is prepared remotely and completed tax returns can be picked up within a week.

This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns.

IRS reproducible forms are available for photocopy (15 cents per page) at all Library locations. Please call your branch to find out if print forms are in stock. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov.

Drop-off tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis.

Required Documents
To receive tax help, bring one of these identifying documents:
– Social Security Card
– Tax form SSA 1099 (Social Security benefits)
– Medicare card (if Social Security number is followed by an “A”)
– Official documents on Social Security Administration letterhead

Photocopies or computer print-outs of any these documents will not be accepted.

Watch the 87th Annual Academy Awards @ Feedback Lounge