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
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.

Apr
20
Fri
2012
Guest storyteller Miss Seafair Veronica Quintero @ White Center Community Cultural Center
Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Monthly TRUSTED ADVOCATES STORYTELLING PROGRAM

Our Special Guest is
2011 Miss Seafair: Veronica Quintero

FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH

WHITE CENTER COMMUNITY CULTURAL CENTER
9421-18th Ave SW (& SW Cambridge)

5:30pm
Light Meal from Presenters Heritage

6:00pm
Storytelling Presentation followed by Q/A Session

SAVE THE DATE!!!!
NEXT MONTH’S PRESENTER IS A KENYAN WARRIOR WHO SOUGHT A NEW LIFE IN THE U.S.

STAY TUNED FOR:
HASSAM MAALIM GUYCO

For more information: 206.795.0833

Apr
30
Mon
2012
Candlelight vigil at Vietnamese Cultural Center @ Vietnamese Cultural Center
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

From Lee Bui at the Vietnamese Cultural Center in West Seattle:

You and your family are invited to the 37th Candlelight Vigil in remembrance of the over one million South Vietnamese and the 58,000 U.S soldiers who gave up their lives for the freedom of Vietnam.
Time : 7:00 – 8:30 PM Monday 30-4-2012
Place : Fallen Soldiers Memorial
Vietnamese Cultural Center 2236 SW Orchard St., Seattle WA 98106

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
10
Sun
2012
‘Paddle from Seattle’ support event @ Duwamish Longhouse @ Duwamish Longhouse
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Event: Paddle from Seattle Support Event

Date: Sunday, June 10th, 2-4pm

Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW

Fun event supports the revival of NW Native Canoe Culture. Food, film, exhibits & more. $10 suggested donation supports the Duwamish Raven Canoe “Paddle to Suquaxin 2012” this summer. Enjoy Indian Tacos, film from the 2010 Canoe Journey, Duwamish Youth Digital Stories, Art Gallery show Peter Boome: Salish Connections & more. Doors open 1pm, free parking. More information at: http://www.facebook.com/duwamish#!/events/387265154642429/

The revival of NW Native Canoe Culture all started with “Paddle to Seattle” during the State Centennial in 1989. The Duwamish Tribe hosted the final leg of “Paddle to Seattle” event. After a 2 week voyage, on Friday, July 21, 1989; the Duwamish Tribe greeted a flotilla of 18 Native Canoes and invited them to come ashore at Golden Gardens Park on Shilshole Bay. The Duwamish Tribe hosted the final 2 day event—over 5,000 gathered, camped in the park, celebrated their cultural and enjoyed canoe races. The Canoe Journey is now a yearly event. Sponsored by CARW (Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites) & the Duwamish Longhouse.

Jun
22
Fri
2012
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
26
Tue
2012
West Seattle Hi-Yu White Rose Reception @ Fauntleroy Church
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The 2012 West Seattle Hi-Yu White Rose Reception will take place from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Fauntleroy Church, UCC, 9140 California Ave SW in West Seattle. This event is for women only and is a celebration of past and present Hi-Yu royalty. Come and share your Hi-Yu memories and learn about this year’s plans for our community festival. Past royalty are encouraged to wear or bring your crowns and memory scrapbooks. Tickets are available at the door for $10 and every ticket comes with two raffle tickets. For more information about Hi-Yu past and present please see our website at www.hiyu.com.

Jul
14
Sat
2012
Martial Arts Demonstrations at Seattle Chinese Garden @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Seattle Chinese Garden is hosting martial arts demonstrations Saturdays from noon to 1 pm, July 14th to August 28th. Everyone is welcome to watch talented students train under martial arts experts in kung fu, wushu, taiqiquan, sword form, and more. Suggested training center donation: $5. Demonstrations cancelled if raining. The garden opens at 11:45 am. Phone: 206-934-5219

Garden Admission:
Free for Seattle residents, SCG members, and children under 5
Otherwise, Adults $6 and Seniors 62+/Students $5

Jul
21
Sat
2012
Martial Arts Demonstrations at Seattle Chinese Garden @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Seattle Chinese Garden is hosting martial arts demonstrations Saturdays from noon to 1 pm, July 14th to August 28th. Everyone is welcome to watch talented students train under martial arts experts in kung fu, wushu, taiqiquan, sword form, and more. Suggested training center donation: $5. Demonstrations cancelled if raining. The garden opens at 11:45 am. Phone: 206-934-5219

Garden Admission:
Free for Seattle residents, SCG members, and children under 5
Otherwise, Adults $6 and Seniors 62+/Students $5

Jul
26
Thu
2012
Tillicum Village 50th anniversary celebration at Pier 55 @ Pier 55, Seattle waterfront
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tillicum Village is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Thursday, July 26th from 10-11 am at Pier 55 on the Seattle waterfront. In honor of the occasion, the Tillicum Village Native American Dancers will perform at the pier for the first time ever. There will also be a cultural statement from Roger Fernandes, the Native American Shaman from the Tillicum Village Experience. Argosy Cruises will be serving anniversary cupcakes and giving away prizes valued at more than $3500.

Free Job Search Workshop at WS Senior Center @ West Seattle Senior Center
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Senior Center is offering a free job search workshop for ages 55+ on July 26th from 2 pm to 4 pm. The workshop will be facilitated by Paul Valenti from the Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens, Age 55+ Employment Resource Center (MOSC-ERC). He will discuss topics like networking, Linked In, job search techniques for older job seekers, and more. This event is free, but registration is required.

To register, please send your name, email address, and phone number to Paul Valenti at paul.valenti@seattle.gov. Please put SCWS in the subject line of your email.

Jul
28
Sat
2012
Martial Arts Demonstrations at Seattle Chinese Garden @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Seattle Chinese Garden is hosting martial arts demonstrations Saturdays from noon to 1 pm, July 14th to August 28th. Everyone is welcome to watch talented students train under martial arts experts in kung fu, wushu, taiqiquan, sword form, and more. Suggested training center donation: $5. Demonstrations cancelled if raining. The garden opens at 11:45 am. Phone: 206-934-5219

Garden Admission:
Free for Seattle residents, SCG members, and children under 5
Otherwise, Adults $6 and Seniors 62+/Students $5

Aug
4
Sat
2012
Martial Arts Demonstrations at Seattle Chinese Garden @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Seattle Chinese Garden is hosting martial arts demonstrations Saturdays from noon to 1 pm, July 14th to August 28th. Everyone is welcome to watch talented students train under martial arts experts in kung fu, wushu, taiqiquan, sword form, and more. Suggested training center donation: $5. Demonstrations cancelled if raining. The garden opens at 11:45 am. Phone: 206-934-5219

Garden Admission:
Free for Seattle residents, SCG members, and children under 5
Otherwise, Adults $6 and Seniors 62+/Students $5

Aug
10
Fri
2012
Burmese Artist Exhibition at Alki Arts @ Alki Arts
Aug 10 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Stop by Alki Arts on Friday, August 10th from 4-9 pm for “Unseen Narrative: Art from Burma,” an exhibition of works by Burmese artists. The artists were not able to publicly display their pieces until recently due to the change in the country’s political control, so the works of art were hand-carried from Burma (Myanmar) by a local resident so they could be shown in Seattle. Learn more at the event’s Facebook page.

Aug
11
Sat
2012
Martial Arts Demonstrations at Seattle Chinese Garden @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Seattle Chinese Garden is hosting martial arts demonstrations Saturdays from noon to 1 pm, July 14th to August 28th. Everyone is welcome to watch talented students train under martial arts experts in kung fu, wushu, taiqiquan, sword form, and more. Suggested training center donation: $5. Demonstrations cancelled if raining. The garden opens at 11:45 am. Phone: 206-934-5219

Garden Admission:
Free for Seattle residents, SCG members, and children under 5
Otherwise, Adults $6 and Seniors 62+/Students $5

Aug
18
Sat
2012
Martial Arts Demonstrations at Seattle Chinese Garden @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Seattle Chinese Garden is hosting martial arts demonstrations Saturdays from noon to 1 pm, July 14th to August 28th. Everyone is welcome to watch talented students train under martial arts experts in kung fu, wushu, taiqiquan, sword form, and more. Suggested training center donation: $5. Demonstrations cancelled if raining. The garden opens at 11:45 am. Phone: 206-934-5219

Garden Admission:
Free for Seattle residents, SCG members, and children under 5
Otherwise, Adults $6 and Seniors 62+/Students $5

A Night on the Savanna Benefit @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

From the organizers:

On Saturday August 18th, we’re having an evening fundraiser at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center for the Ndoto Project, featuring live music, raffles, a silent auction, drinks, African food, and sumptuous desserts. There will be a gorgeous photo exhibit of landscapes of the wild Pacific coast capturing last year’s benefit bicycle tour from Seattle to San Francisco. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ndoto Project’s work empowering and educating Kenyan youth to become leaders of social change in their communities and in Africa.

Semi-formal attire encouraged. Tickets $15 in advance; $20 at the door. More info and tickets at can be found at http://nightonthesavanna.eventbrite.com/
Discover the inspiring students and stories of the Ndoto Project by visiting http://ndotoproject.org.

Aug
19
Sun
2012
Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden Ice Cream Social @ Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From the organizers:

Join Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden for the Ice Cream Social, celebrating their 10th Anniversary, on Sunday, August 19th from noon – 3pm. Free ice cream from local Full Tilt creamery for the first 300 attendees, silent auction, raffle prizes and Ciscoe Morris are all on tap at this yearly fundraiser. For directions or more information and the full schedule, please visit our website at www.highlinegarden.org

Aug
21
Tue
2012
Aloha Party at WS Senior Center @ West Seattle Senior Center
Aug 21 @ 11:45 am – 1:45 pm

The West Seattle Senior Center is holding an Aloha Party on Tues. August 21st at 11:45 am. Only $6. Sponsored by Bridge Park.

Program:
11:45 am – Aloha Luncheon
12:15 pm – Music of the islands and mainland by the Horizon Band (multiple instrument, singing, and variety show)

For reservations, call 206-932-4044 x1

Aug
25
Sat
2012
RecTech teens screen their documentaries at SIFF @ Seattle Center, near the NW Rooms
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

RecTech Youth Media Institute screens a short documentary film “The Next Fifty: REMIXED” at Seattle Internation Film Festival’s Film Center.

A short film about: The next 50 years in Seattle!
by RecTech Youth Media Interns in partnership with SIFF Futurewave

WHO: RecTech Youth Media Institute Teen Interns
WHAT: FREE screening at SIFF Film Center – a short documentary film by RecTech Youth Media Institute Interns from Delridge Community Center, and a short animation piece by RecTech Youth Interns at Southwest Community Center.
WHERE: 450 Harrison Street (inside Seattle Center next to VEIRA, near the NW rooms)
WHEN: Saturday, Augst 25th 11:00am – 12:30pm

The RecTech Youth Media Institute is in its fifth year at its Delridge Community Center, West Seattle, location. The YMI gives low-income teens paid on-the-job-training for eight weeks in the summer, and once a week after school during the school year. This summer, RecTech YMI coordinator Les Howle and RecTech Multi-media Instructor Todd Vandemark worked with SIFF Futurewave’s Arianne Garden Vasquez and ten talented teens to produce this short film. Our teen interns are looking forward to being interviewed about their work and this program.

Martial Arts Demonstrations at Seattle Chinese Garden @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Seattle Chinese Garden is hosting martial arts demonstrations Saturdays from noon to 1 pm, July 14th to August 28th. Everyone is welcome to watch talented students train under martial arts experts in kung fu, wushu, taiqiquan, sword form, and more. Suggested training center donation: $5. Demonstrations cancelled if raining. The garden opens at 11:45 am. Phone: 206-934-5219

Garden Admission:
Free for Seattle residents, SCG members, and children under 5
Otherwise, Adults $6 and Seniors 62+/Students $5

Komen Foundation fundraiser with Bombshellbetty at Feedback Lounge @ Feedback Lounge
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Bombshellbetty will be performing at Feedback Lounge on August 25th as part of a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Silent auction at 6 pm, music at 9 pm.

Sep
1
Sat
2012
Polynesian Luau at Seaview UMC @ Seaview United Methodist Church Hall
Sep 1 @ 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The annual luau will be this Saturday at Seaview United Methodist Church Hall at 2pm. The Tongan (Polynesian) members of the congregation is hosting this event. The menu includes roast pig, fish, taro and other polynesian foods. Entertainment will be done by the children and youth of the church complete with music and dances from islands of the South Pacific. Location: 4620 SW Graham Street, Seattle, WA 98136
Donation: $20 adults; $10 for Teens; $5 for 12 and under.

Sep
8
Sat
2012
Skihawks benefit Silent and Live Auction @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Center
Sep 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Center on Saturday, September 8th from 6:30-9:00 pm to support the Skihawks Racing Team. Their second annual “Livin’ the Dream” Charity Silent and Live Auction will include hours d’oeuvres and cocktails, wine, and beer. Advance tickets are $40 before August 25th, and at-the-door tickets are $50. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Skihawks, an organization that helps people with developmental challenges get involved in winter sports. More info here.

Sep
10
Mon
2012
Irish dance classes @ West Seattle VFW Hall
Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register now for Irish dance classes starting the second week of September at the West Seattle VFW, 3601 SW Alaska. New beginner classes at 4:00pm on Mondays or 6:00pm on Thursdays. Great after-school activity. They’ll be dancing a jig for the holidays! 206-935-3225; celticartsnw@hotmail.com; tonycomerford.com.

Sep
17
Mon
2012
Irish dance classes @ West Seattle VFW Hall
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register now for Irish dance classes starting the second week of September at the West Seattle VFW, 3601 SW Alaska. New beginner classes at 4:00pm on Mondays or 6:00pm on Thursdays. Great after-school activity. They’ll be dancing a jig for the holidays! 206-935-3225; celticartsnw@hotmail.com; tonycomerford.com.

Sep
18
Tue
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Sep 18 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Sep
19
Wed
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Sep 19 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Sep
20
Thu
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Sep 20 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Sep
21
Fri
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Sep 21 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Sep
22
Sat
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Sep 22 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Sep
23
Sun
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Sep 23 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Global Lens Film Screening: ‘Craft’ @ West Seattle Branch Library
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Global Lens Film Screening: ‘Craft’ at the West Seattle Branch Public Library, 2–4 pm, Sunday September 23rd. Join us for a screening of “Craft,” a Portuguese and French film. This movie is part of the Global Lens series, which includes 10 award-winning narrative feature films from Albania, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Iran, Iraq, Morocco, Rwanda and Turkey. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Doors open at 1:30 pm.

More about the film:

“Craft (Riscado)”
Bianca manages a precarious living as a talented but underemployed actress in Rio de Janeiro, performing for private events dressed as female movie icons. Troubled by the thought she has missed her chance at a “big break,” she perseveres with single-minded dedication to her craft—until an audition leads to a rare opportunity, and possible redemption for years of social marginality. But her world may still prove too insecure, even for one as gifted and deserving as Bianca. Set against rich visuals and a down-to-earth tone, Karine Teles’s remarkable lead performance drives an enveloping drama of everyday tragedy in the working world of an artist.

Director: Gustavo Pizzi
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese and French, with subtitles in English
Year: 2010
Length: 85 minutes

The Global Lens film series supports the distribution of unique and critically acclaimed cinematic works from around the world. Since its founding, the series has provided a platform for exceptional storytelling and opened a window in the diverse world in which we live.

Now in its ninth year, Global Lens continues to attract dynamic audiences and discover extraordinary new films, building upon the unique perspectives that have come to define the Global Film Initiative’s library of films.

Sep
24
Mon
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Sep 24 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Irish dance classes @ West Seattle VFW Hall
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register now for Irish dance classes starting the second week of September at the West Seattle VFW, 3601 SW Alaska. New beginner classes at 4:00pm on Mondays or 6:00pm on Thursdays. Great after-school activity. They’ll be dancing a jig for the holidays! 206-935-3225; celticartsnw@hotmail.com; tonycomerford.com.

Sep
25
Tue
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Sep 25 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Sep
26
Wed
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Sep 26 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Sep
27
Thu
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Sep 27 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Sep
28
Fri
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Sep 28 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Sep
29
Sat
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Sep 29 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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‘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

Sep
30
Sun
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Sep 30 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Oct
1
Mon
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Oct 1 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Irish dance classes @ West Seattle VFW Hall
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register now for Irish dance classes starting the second week of September at the West Seattle VFW, 3601 SW Alaska. New beginner classes at 4:00pm on Mondays or 6:00pm on Thursdays. Great after-school activity. They’ll be dancing a jig for the holidays! 206-935-3225; celticartsnw@hotmail.com; tonycomerford.com.

Seattle Opera’s ‘Fidelio’ preview & lecture @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for a preview lecture of Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Beethoven’s sole operatic work, “Fidelio” Monday, October 1, 2012, 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library. Seattle Opera educators will present an hour-long, engaging multimedia lecture that covers the basics of the opera’s history, music and stagecraft.

Full Description: “Fidelio” is a celebration of freedom where justice and love triumph over oppression and tyranny. Devoted wife Leonore poses as a male prison guard (Fidelio) in order to rescue her husband, who was wrongly imprisoned for his political beliefs. Beethoven’s dramatic score escalates a simple and powerful human drama to a triumphant final chorus that fills the stage with joy.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact the West Seattle Branch at 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian.

Oct
2
Tue
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Oct 2 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Oct
3
Wed
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Oct 3 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Oct
4
Thu
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Oct 4 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Oct
5
Fri
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Oct 5 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Oct
6
Sat
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Oct 6 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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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.

Global Lens Film Screening: ‘The Prize’ @ Delridge Library
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:40 pm

Global Lens Film Screening: ‘The Prize’ at the Delridge Library, 2:00–3:40 pm, Saturday October 6th. Join us for a screening of the Argentinian film, “The Prize.” This movie is part of the Global Lens series, which includes 10 award-winning narrative feature films from Albania, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Iran, Iraq, Morocco, Rwanda and Turkey. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Doors open at 1:30 pm.

More about the film:

“The Prize (El Premio)”
Under the cloud of a military dictatorship, a young mother and her daughter flee Buenos Aires for the seclusion of a ramshackle cottage along the windy dunes of an Argentine beach. As her mother listens for news from the radio with sad stoicism, restlessly curious seven-year-old Cecilia joins a nearby school overseen by a kindly teacher.

A childhood idyll, however, soon becomes contaminated by the general political crisis. The teacher recruits the class for a patriotic essay contest sponsored by the army — the very people that may have already disappeared Cecilia’s father — in this superbly acted and engrossing atmospheric drama about innocence in illicit times.

Director: Paula Markovitch
Country: Argentina
Language: Spanish, with subtitles in English
Year: 2011
Length: 99 minutes

The Global Lens film series supports the distribution of unique and critically acclaimed cinematic works from around the world. Since its founding, the series has provided a platform for exceptional storytelling and opened a window in the diverse world in which we live.

Now in its ninth year, Global Lens continues to attract dynamic audiences and discover extraordinary new films, building upon the unique perspectives that have come to define the Global Film Initiative’s library of films.

Oct
7
Sun
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Oct 7 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Oct
8
Mon
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Oct 8 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Irish dance classes @ West Seattle VFW Hall
Oct 8 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register now for Irish dance classes starting the second week of September at the West Seattle VFW, 3601 SW Alaska. New beginner classes at 4:00pm on Mondays or 6:00pm on Thursdays. Great after-school activity. They’ll be dancing a jig for the holidays! 206-935-3225; celticartsnw@hotmail.com; tonycomerford.com.

Oct
9
Tue
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Oct 9 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Oct
10
Wed
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Oct 10 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Oct
11
Thu
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Oct 11 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Oct
12
Fri
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Oct 12 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Oct
13
Sat
2012
Artist sign-ups for Annual Community Art showcase @ Southwest Library
Oct 13 all-day

Local West Seattle artists are invited to display their works at the
Southwest Library 21st Annual Community Art showcase . Artists may sign up by calling 206-684-7455 or by stopping by the Southwest Branch between Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artists of all ages may enter up to three pieces for display. All artwork formats are accepted.

The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 9. The Artists Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
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Silent Auction & Casino Night for Evergreen Pool @ Normandy Park Community Center
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Silent Auction & Casino Night to benefit the Evergreen Community Aquatic Center takes place October 13th, 7 pm-midnight, at The Cove at Normandy Park Community Center. Tickets are $10 per person (Price includes one drink ticket). To attend this event, ticket holder must be 21 years or older on 10/13/2012. More from the news release:

The Evergreen Community Aquatic Center’s first auction! Located in White Center, Evergreen Pool is a tremendous community resource that operates on an entirely non-profit basis. We need your help to continue to serve our community.

You may know that two years a group of interested parents and community leaders worked out an arrangement with the pool’s owner, The Highline School District, to open the shuttered pool. Since that time, we have taught hundreds of reduced cost or free swim lessons as a community service to White Center. We also lease space to several swim teams in the area with age ranges of five to seventy-five.

Although many of our swimmers are winning in the pool, financially keeping an aging pool viable with no assistance from the city or county is a battle we are struggling with. The facilities and the building were never meant to be in service as long as they have been. Every day, something breaks. In order to keep our prices affordable for the community, our revenues do not cover our cost of operation. Yet, we have never turned away anyone who cannot pay to use the facility. We are starting our auction tradition to seek the help of the greater community. You may not have a child who swims, but here are reasons why The Evergreen Community Aquatic Center is one of the very best things in White Center:

*A positive youth and family activity.
*An economically challenged neighborhood, White Center, needs good alternatives.
* Removing cultural barriers and fear of water that is present in many of our area’s immigrant groups.
*We are surrounded by water. The death rate from drowning is nearly twice the national average in low income areas.
*Creating lifelong fitness and activity habits and impacting the national epidemic of obesity.

We hope you can consider donating a product or service that we can sell at our auction at The Normandy Park Cove on October 13, 2012. You will be helping us serve our community and we will provide exposure to our swim community.

For more information, visit: evergreenpool.org or email: ecacauction@comcast.net

Oct
15
Mon
2012
Irish dance classes @ West Seattle VFW Hall
Oct 15 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register now for Irish dance classes starting the second week of September at the West Seattle VFW, 3601 SW Alaska. New beginner classes at 4:00pm on Mondays or 6:00pm on Thursdays. Great after-school activity. They’ll be dancing a jig for the holidays! 206-935-3225; celticartsnw@hotmail.com; tonycomerford.com.

Oct
17
Wed
2012
Oktoberfest @ Merrill Gardens at West Seattle
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Enjoy Oktoberfest: bier tasting, German food and entertainment with Happy Hans! October 17th 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Merrill Gardens West Seattle (WSB sponsor). $8.00 per person; please call 206-932-5480 to RSVP.

Oct
19
Fri
2012
Our Stories Our Voices: Seng “Sam” Ung @ White Center Community Cultural Center
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us! Hear stories from our local communities – stories of personal journeys, family life, of memorable people from old and new places.

Friday, October 19th at the White Center Community Cultural Center’s Hillborn Room.
6:00 pm: Light meal from presenter’s culture/heritage
6:30 pm: Storytelling program – followed by Q/A segment

Discover the power of storytelling with our featured guest: Seng “Sam” Ung

“Moving on from horrific experiences in your past takes courage. The challenges in life have made me stronger.” Sam Ung is a well-known Seattle chef as well as owner of Phnom Penh Noodle House located in the International District. He survived the Khmer Rouge and has written his detailed accounts in a book entitled, “I Survived the Killing Fields”. He has maintained some personal items when he escaped, which he displays and lends to his legacy and healing process. Born and raised in Battambang, Cambodia in 1955, Sam and his wife Kim fled their birth country. They sought refuge in neighboring Thailand, only to be refused twice before being finally let in. After sponsorship from a family member and church, they finally arrived in the United States in August 1980. Adapting to life in a new country, Sam and Kim have raised three American daughters and pursue their American dreams.

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
22
Mon
2012
Irish dance classes @ West Seattle VFW Hall
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register now for Irish dance classes starting the second week of September at the West Seattle VFW, 3601 SW Alaska. New beginner classes at 4:00pm on Mondays or 6:00pm on Thursdays. Great after-school activity. They’ll be dancing a jig for the holidays! 206-935-3225; celticartsnw@hotmail.com; tonycomerford.com.

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
29
Mon
2012
Irish dance classes @ West Seattle VFW Hall
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register now for Irish dance classes starting the second week of September at the West Seattle VFW, 3601 SW Alaska. New beginner classes at 4:00pm on Mondays or 6:00pm on Thursdays. Great after-school activity. They’ll be dancing a jig for the holidays! 206-935-3225; celticartsnw@hotmail.com; tonycomerford.com.

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

Oct
31
Wed
2012
Oregon Shadow Theatre presents ‘The Green Bird: A Mexican Story’ @ South Park Community Center
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

Oregon Shadow Theatre presents ‘The Green Bird: A Mexican Story’ at the South Park Community Center (WSB sponsor), Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 10 am.

A boy is transformed by a magician into a fortune-telling bird in this Oregon Shadow Theatre production. A brave girl journeys through Mexico to save the boy, encountering fantastic characters and scenes from Mexico’s rich folkloric tradition. Colorful and intricate shadow puppets combine with live music, voices and sound effects to create a delightful family entertainment. For ages 4 and up.

For more information, call South Park Library at 206-615-1688

Web link to event.

Nov
3
Sat
2012
Where the Jobs Are: Workshop for veterans and 40+ @ South Seattle Community College
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where the Jobs Are…Not a job Fair, but a workshop to help Veterans get into the job game! Mark your calendars now for November 3, 2012, 9 am-1 pm. This event is free but space is limited. Doors will open at 8:30 am.

If you are a veteran or an adult aged 40 plus, and you are seeking information about really good jobs that need qualified workers, jobs that will continue to grow in need of skilled qualified workers, plan on attending the Occupational Resource Fair on the South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor) campus on the morning of Saturday, November third.

This event is planned by two members of the Rotary Club of West Seattle Vocational Committee and two South Seattle Community College (SSCC) staff members from WorkForce and WorkSource offices.

“We want to provide a one stop shop for veterans and mature adults wanting assistance in developing their individual career plans”, says Cathy Rouyer, Rotarian. “This is not a job fair but a time to hear and receive information from experts about what jobs will provide a career now and into the future, “ adds Jan Secor, Rotarian.

The occupational fields highlighted at this event are Manufacturing and Industry, Business Information Technology, and Health. These are the three fields of growth determined by the most recent data analysis and report from the Washington Department of Employment Security Data.

“Veterans and mature adults wanting to restart their lives and careers with occupations that offer good pay and benefits and demand for qualified employees now and into the future may find what they are looking for at this event, “ according to Jan Secor and Cathy Rouyer.

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

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
5
Mon
2012
Irish dance classes @ West Seattle VFW Hall
Nov 5 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register now for Irish dance classes starting the second week of September at the West Seattle VFW, 3601 SW Alaska. New beginner classes at 4:00pm on Mondays or 6:00pm on Thursdays. Great after-school activity. They’ll be dancing a jig for the holidays! 206-935-3225; celticartsnw@hotmail.com; tonycomerford.com.

Nov
7
Wed
2012
USO Fundraiser: Dinner, silent auction and dancing @ Merrill Gardens at West Seattle
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

USO Fundraiser on Wednesday, November 7th, at Merrill Gardens at West Seattle (WSB sponsor).
Dinner, Silent Auction and dancing with the Big Band sounds of Route 66.

$10.00 donation – All proceeds benefit the United Services Organization Puget Sound Area serving a five branches of the service.

Merrill Gardens is hosting events nationwide to support our troops and their families in honor of Veterans day.

Please call (206) 932-5480 to RSVP

Nov
12
Mon
2012
Irish dance classes @ West Seattle VFW Hall
Nov 12 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register now for Irish dance classes starting the second week of September at the West Seattle VFW, 3601 SW Alaska. New beginner classes at 4:00pm on Mondays or 6:00pm on Thursdays. Great after-school activity. They’ll be dancing a jig for the holidays! 206-935-3225; celticartsnw@hotmail.com; tonycomerford.com.

Nov
17
Sat
2012
‘Alma y Azucar’ dinner, Latin music, bellydancing exhibition @ Luso Food & Wine, LLC
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Alma y Azucar
Saturday, November 17th, 7:00 pm – 10 pm at Luso Food & Wine, LLC, 9988 15th Ave SW. NO COVER!

Wine and food packages starting at $15 or a la carte. We will have sultry and dynamic Latin music, a belly dancing exhibition and delicious food and wine from Portugal!
www.lusoseattle.com ; Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lusoseattle.com&h=NAQE5nzTJ&s=1

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
19
Mon
2012
Irish dance classes @ West Seattle VFW Hall
Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register now for Irish dance classes starting the second week of September at the West Seattle VFW, 3601 SW Alaska. New beginner classes at 4:00pm on Mondays or 6:00pm on Thursdays. Great after-school activity. They’ll be dancing a jig for the holidays! 206-935-3225; celticartsnw@hotmail.com; tonycomerford.com.

Nov
26
Mon
2012
Irish dance classes @ West Seattle VFW Hall
Nov 26 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register now for Irish dance classes starting the second week of September at the West Seattle VFW, 3601 SW Alaska. New beginner classes at 4:00pm on Mondays or 6:00pm on Thursdays. Great after-school activity. They’ll be dancing a jig for the holidays! 206-935-3225; celticartsnw@hotmail.com; tonycomerford.com.

Nov
27
Tue
2012
Open Arms Short & Sweet Auction to Benefit Babies and Moms @ School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts
Nov 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

On Tuesday, November 27th, 6:30-8:30 pm, Open Arms Perinatal Services hosts The 5th Annual Short & Sweet Auction featuring a silent and live auction at SANCA (School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts) in Georgetown.

Join us for a casual, fun – and brief – evening of fine wine, delicious appetizers and an exciting youth circus arts performance. Live auction highlights include tickets to a taping of The Daily Show in New York City, a stay at a beautiful apartment in Paris, France and a Stress-Busters Getaway including airfare, hotel and $1000 in spa treatments at any of 4,200 spas in the U.S. and Canada. We have many family offerings, jewelry, clothing, wines, theater tickets and adventure opportunities – perfect for holiday gift giving at all price levels. Free parking onsite. $20 advance admission; $25 at the door.

Visit www.openarmsps.org or our event homepage to learn more and register.

Proceeds from this event will help babies get the healthy and loving start that they deserve. Since 1997, Open Arms Perinatal Services has provided community-based services to low income pregnant women and their families in the Puget Sound region.

The White Center program is called the Outreach Doula Services Proogram. It currently serves women in the Latina and Somali communities as part of Open Arms’ community partnership with the White Center Early Learning Initiative (WCELI). The Outreach Doula Program is an intensive model that provides support to women early in pregnancy, through labor, birth and the first two years of a child’s life. The program truly is “community-based,” meaning that Open Arms links White Center clients with doulas from the same community–this is especially helpful in bridging cultural and language barriers that sometimes occur between culturally diverse families and health care providers. Open Arms’ outreach doulas have been very creative in supporting clients in this program according to their individual needs and the needs of the community. They serve many roles for the familes they work with–not ony in support of pregnancy, birth and postpartum, but also in the role of cultural navigator, literally speaking their clients’ language and helping them navigate the health care system for great outcomes–happy, healthy babies and strong families.

Open Arms’ mission is to provide services that support, educate, respect, honor and empower women and their families from pregnancy through birth and into early parenting. We provide birth doulas and breastfeeding peer counseling to vulnerable women and their families, 100% of whom live below the federal poverty level.

In 2011, we served 2,700 women and their families in King County and welcomed 128 new lives into the world. Our 2011 outcomes include a 97% breastfeeding initiation rate, a 4% low birth weight compared to 8.2% of the U.S. population and a 23% C-section rate, of which 17% were unplanned, compared to 32.5% at local hospitals. We speak 15 different languages and provide bi-lingual, bi-cultural doulas whenever possible. Open Arms is located on Beacon Hill at 2524 16th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144. Visit us at www.openarmsps.org or call 206.723.6868.

Dec
1
Sat
2012
Global Lens Film Screening: ‘Mourning’ @ Delridge Library
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Global Lens Film Screening: ‘Mourning’ at the Delridge Library, Saturday, December 1, 2012, 2–3:30 pm. Join us for a screening of the Iranian film, “Mourning.” This movie is part of the Global Lens series, which includes 10 award-winning narrative feature films from Albania, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Iran, Iraq, Morocco, Rwanda and Turkey. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Doors open at 1:30 pm.

More about the film:

“Mourning (Soog)”
From a black screen, a man and a woman are heard arguing and hurrying away from a house. Afterward, the screen radiates brilliant green countryside, traversed by a small black car. Subtitles relay a conversation by another man and woman, but now we hear no voices. Kamran and Sharareh, a deaf couple, are driving Sharareh’s young nephew, Arshia, back home to Tehran. Something terrible has happened. But the couple keep the news from Arshia, debating his future in a language not as private as they believe, and turning a car trip into a subtly humorous and deeply compassionate meditation on communication and emotional disability.

Director: Morteza Farshbaf
Country: Iran
Language: Persian, with subtitles in English
Year: 2011
Length: 85 minutes

The Global Lens film series supports the distribution of unique and critically acclaimed cinematic works from around the world. Since its founding, the series has provided a platform for exceptional storytelling and opened a window in the diverse world in which we live.

Now in its ninth year, Global Lens continues to attract dynamic audiences and discover extraordinary new films, building upon the unique perspectives that have come to define the Global Film Initiative’s library of films.

Dec
3
Mon
2012
Irish dance classes @ West Seattle VFW Hall
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register now for Irish dance classes starting the second week of September at the West Seattle VFW, 3601 SW Alaska. New beginner classes at 4:00pm on Mondays or 6:00pm on Thursdays. Great after-school activity. They’ll be dancing a jig for the holidays! 206-935-3225; celticartsnw@hotmail.com; tonycomerford.com.

Dec
8
Sat
2012
Orphans to Ambassadors Winter Gala dinner and auction @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Come join us in raising funds to support orphanages in war-torn areas around the world. The event is on December 8, 2012 and starts at 6 pm until midnight at a wonderful location in West Seattle – the Hall at Fauntleroy. We will be serving appetizers, dinner, dessert and drinks and will be featuring a live and silent auction. We invite you to come learn about Orphans to Ambassadors and how you can change the lives of orphaned children. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Here is a bit more infomation about the organization and our upcoming event:

Orphans to Ambassadors, a small, Seattle-based 501(c)3 non-profit is hosting the second annual winter fundraising gala on December 8, 2012. We will be raising funds to support our mission of improving the lives
of orphaned children in war torn areas of the world through technology and education.

Last year’s event was a huge success as we had the support of over 40 local businesses and individuals who came together to raise $27,000 enabling us to support eight orphanages. This year we are setting our
goals higher in order to support more orphanages and touch the lives of more children. We need your help to reach our goals.

We aspire to raise $50,000 to support thirteen orphanages through the installation of solar technology, rain water harvesting systems, water filtration systems, fuel efficient stoves and vegetable and livestock
projects in 2013. 100% of donations received during the event will go toward the projects we support.

Ticket Sales:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/259743

Organization Link:
http://orphanstoambassadors.org/

Dec
9
Sun
2012
SMWC Holiday Party – auction & raffle @ Sanctuary at Admiral
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Seattle Mariners Women’s Club is hosting a holiday party with buffet dinner, auction, raffle and “dessert dash” December 9th, 4-9 pm at Sanctuary at Admiral. Full details from their Facebook event page:


Mark your calendars and start inviting friends!!

Tickets are $35 per person before 11/02/12, and $40 between 11/03/12 and 11/26/12.

Our raffle and auction theme will be ‘Baseball Through the Seasons’ (spring, summer, fall, winter). Please start picking up seasonal items to donate; for example:
• Gardening tools
• Beach towels
• Napkin rings
• Soaps
• Homemade jams and jellies

The social hour runs from 4 – 5:15, with dinner seating at 5:30 p.m. The menu is a holiday buffet featuring turkey with all the trimmings (stuffing, potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salads, rolls and butter), plus coffee and tea.

The after-dinner program will feature an auction as well as the ever-popular Mariner-style traditional carols!

Contact us at smwcevents@gmail.com for donation forms, more information, or to purchase your tickets.

A ‘Dessert Dash’ is planned.
• For every dessert you donate and bring with you, you get 5 (five) $1 raffle tickets!

Please bring non-perishable food items for the food bank.
• For every non-perishable food item you donate (up to 5), you receive a $1 raffle ticket (up to 5)!

Contact smwcevents@gmail.com for donation forms, more information, or to purchase your tickets.

Dec
10
Mon
2012
Irish dance classes @ West Seattle VFW Hall
Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register now for Irish dance classes starting the second week of September at the West Seattle VFW, 3601 SW Alaska. New beginner classes at 4:00pm on Mondays or 6:00pm on Thursdays. Great after-school activity. They’ll be dancing a jig for the holidays! 206-935-3225; celticartsnw@hotmail.com; tonycomerford.com.

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
17
Mon
2012
Irish dance classes @ West Seattle VFW Hall
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register now for Irish dance classes starting the second week of September at the West Seattle VFW, 3601 SW Alaska. New beginner classes at 4:00pm on Mondays or 6:00pm on Thursdays. Great after-school activity. They’ll be dancing a jig for the holidays! 206-935-3225; celticartsnw@hotmail.com; tonycomerford.com.

Jan
5
Sat
2013
Global Lens Film Screening: ‘Qarantina’ @ High Point Library
Jan 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Global Lens Film Screening: ‘Qarantina’ at the High Point Library, Saturday, January 5th, 2–3:30 pm. Join us for a screening of the Iraqi film, “Qarantina.” The film is part of the Global Lens series of award-winning narrative feature films from 10 countries throughout the world. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

More about the film:

“Qarantina”
A broken family under an incestuous patriarch lives uneasily within the gated courtyard of a dilapidated Baghdad house. The pregnant daughter has fallen silent, finding some protection from the patriarch’s young second wife and his preteen son. Meanwhile, hard up for money, the household must live with a sullen and imperious boarder, a contract killer. In such a house, though, it may be that freedom and safety actually lie beyond the gates.

The film captures contemporary Baghdad’s moody interior and stunned atmosphere, echoed in performances by a cast who suggest unexpected resilience in the wake of catastrophe.

Director: Oday Rasheed
Country: Iraq
Language: Arabic, with subtitles in English

Year: 2010
Length: 90 minutes

The Global Lens film series supports the distribution of unique and critically acclaimed cinematic works from around the world. Since its founding, the series has provided a platform for exceptional storytelling and opened a window in the diverse world in which we live.

Now in its ninth year, Global Lens continues to attract dynamic audiences and discover extraordinary new films, building upon the unique perspectives that have come to define the Global Film Initiative’s library of films.

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
13
Sun
2013
Loten Namling, Tibetan singer, story teller & activist performs @ Kenyon Hall
Jan 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Loten Namling, Tibetan Singer, Story Teller and Activist performs at Kenyon Hall on January 13, 2013, 6:00 pm.

Reservations: (206) 937-3613 or kenyonhall@earthlink.net
$18 general; $12 student or 65 and better; 5 and under, free
Refreshments will be offered for sale.

Loten Namling, winner of the 2012 Free Spirit Award, will present a concert of Tibetan songs and stories in West Seattle on January 13, 2013. Loten is a noted Indian-born singer, musician artist, entertainer and cartoonist. His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, speaks of Loten as “a singer with a voice.”

Based in Switzerland, the artist travels worldwide with his Tibetan lute, singing the songs of the 6th Dalai Lama, Milarepa, as well as other traditional songs of Tibet and his own music. He connects songs of the past to the reality of the present, taking his audience on a journey
through the landscape of Tibetan spirituality.

On May 16, 2012, Namling began what he called A Journey for Freedom – One Man, One Path, Tibet. He walked from the Swiss capital of Bern to Geneva, dragging a black coffin inscribed “Free Tibet,” in order to attract attention to the Tibetans’ worsening situation in today’s China. On July 8 he arrived in Geneva, where he performed with the Swiss band The Young Gods in a concert organized by Young Gods singer Franz Treichler in support of Loten’s action, held in front of Geneva UN headquarters.

In October 2012, Namling was given the Free Spirit Award in McLeod Ganj for his “Journey of Freedom” march.

https://www.facebook.com/loten.namling
A sample of Loten Namling on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoeN2mkvcM0
An artort.tv documentary about Loten Namling: http://vimeo.com/48617225.

To make a reservation, please e-mail kenyonhall@earthlink.net with your request. You’ll receive an e-mail confirming your reservation. For complete program information,
please visit www.kenyonhall.org.

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.

Feb
2
Sat
2013
Global Lens Film Screening: ‘The Finger’ @ Delridge Library
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Global Lens Film Screening: ‘The Finger’ at the Delridge Library, 2:00 pm, Saturday February 2nd. Join us for a screening of the Argentinian film, “The Finger.” This movie is part of the Global Lens series, which includes 10 award-winning narrative feature films from Albania, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Iran, Iraq, Morocco, Rwanda and Turkey. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Doors open at 1:30 pm.

More about the film:

“The Finger (El Dedo)”
After seven years of dictatorship, a remote village in Argentina formally becomes a town with the birth of its 501st inhabitant. Hidalgo, a slick and ingratiating scion, is eager for the new post of mayor. Smelling a rat, Baldomero (a beloved natural leader with a habitually tapping digit) opposes him with his own candidacy — and soon turns up dead. His shopkeeper brother vows revenge, keeping Baldomero’s severed finger in a jar, initially as a remembrance, but eventually as an absurd icon of leadership that spurs the town to defy Hidalgo, crooked elections and interloping powers as the town goes its own way. Based on real events, this charming dramatic comedy pokes fun at small town ways while celebrating true democratic values.

Director: Sergio Teubal
Country: Argentina
Language: Spanish, with subtitles in English
Year: 2011
Length: 93 minutes

The Global Lens film series supports the distribution of unique and critically acclaimed cinematic works from around the world. Since its founding, the series has provided a platform for exceptional storytelling and opened a window in the diverse world in which we live.

Now in its ninth year, Global Lens continues to attract dynamic audiences and discover extraordinary new films, building upon the unique perspectives that have come to define the Global Film Initiative’s library of films.

Feb
16
Sat
2013
Vietnamese Lunar New Year Celebration @ Vietnamese Cultural Center
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

You are invited to the celebration of Vietnamese Lunar New Year.
Public are welcome!

Date & Time: 2:00 pm Saturday February 16th

Place : Vietnamese Cultural Center

There are firecrackers and Lion dancing. Special food: sticky rice cake for the new year (that symbolizes we stick together to do good & benefit society.)

Mar
2
Sat
2013
Youth Arts Showcase: “Sounds Beyond Barriers” @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“Sounds Beyond Barriers” Youth Arts Showcase Features Students from Seattle World School, Garfield High and Grammy Award-Winning Artists!

Members of the band Quetzal, whose latest album Imaginaries just won a Grammy, team up with students from the Seattle World School (formerly SBOC) and Garfield High School to write and perform original songs at a Youth Arts Showcase on Saturday, March 2nd at Youngstown.

The Showcase starts at 6 pm on Saturday, March 2nd at Youngstown’s Thelma Dewitty Theater (4408 Delridge Way SW). This event is free and all ages. Donations gratefully accepted.

The showcase will mark the culmination of a weeklong communal songwriting process inspired by the work of Zapatista artist/activists from Chiapas, Mexico. Quetzal Flores and Martha Gonzalez, who will lead the facilitation, learned the process firsthand at an encuentro (“encounter”) between Zapatistas and Chicano artivistas (“artist-activists”) in 1997. For this project, they will be joined by a diverse team of artists, community activists, and educators. Filmmaker Scott Macklin will document the process and produce a short video in partnership with members of What’s Good 206.

In addition to the premier of new works collectively created by Quetzal and the youth, the Showcase will feature guest artists including Kali Niño from Veracruz, Mexico, MC Gabriel Teodros, UW Visiting Artist Raquel Rivera, youth poet LJ Hughes, spoken word artist YolT Keyz, SWS Somali dancers and members of the Seattle Fandango Project.

The Showcase starts at 6p on Saturday, March 2nd at Youngstown’s Thelma Dewitty Theater (4408 Delridge Way SW). This event is free and all ages. Donations gratefully accepted.

Presented with support from the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle World School, World Family Center, Seattle Fandango Project & Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

FB Event Page:
http://www.facebook.com/events/554275541258009/?notif_t=plan_user_joined

Contact Information: Alex Chadsey (206) 372-6368, alex@chadsey.us

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!

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
Free Classical Concert by Ladies Musical Club @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a FREE classical concert presented by members of the Ladies Musical Club on Sunday, April 14, 2013 – 3:00–4:00 pm at the West Seattle (Admiral branch) Library.

Malya Muth – Soprano and Johanna Mastenbrook – Piano

Songs by Alban Berg
from Jugenlieder (1905)
–Er klagt, dass der Frühling so kortz blüht
–Mignon

from Seven Early Songs (1907)
–Liebesode
–Nacht
–Die Nachtigall

Songs by Richard Strauss
–Heimliche Aufforderung (Op. 27, No. 3)
–Morgen (op. 27, No. 4)
–Mein Auge (op. 37, No. 4)
–Traum durch die Dämmerung (Op. 29, No. 1)

Stephanie Shadbolt – Piano

Sonata in F Major, Hob: XVI:23, Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
–I: Allegro Moderato,

Preludes, Book 1: Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)
–VIII. La fille aux cheveux de lin (The girl with the flaxen hair)
–X. La Cathedrale engloutie (The sunken cathedral)

Prelude for a Pensive Pupil Peggy Glanville-Hicks (1912 – 1990)

Stars (from Night Pieces) Peter Sculthorpe (b.1929)

Bagatelle No. 2, Carl Vine (b.1954)

Etudes Opus 8: Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
–No. 8 in A flat Major
–No. 2 in F sharp minor

Apr
21
Sun
2013
“Heels For Hounds” Silent Auction @ Ola Salon
Apr 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

What is ‘Heels For Hounds”, you ask? It’s the newest in a line of fun-(d)-raisers benefiting Furry Faces Foundation, .a.k.a., F3.

April 21st at Ola Salon, 3-6 pm
Shoe Silent Auction
–all shoes are very gently worn or sparkling new

Featuring Animale Winery
–Enjoy a tasting sampler and purchase pours by the glass

Live Performance
–Tim Scallon on vocals and classical guitar

Your $15 Donation
–provides appetizers and wine sampler

Ola Salon and Clementine Shoes are sponsoring this event in early 2013 and to be successful, we need donations of new or very gently worn, nice, women’s shoes’, states Rachel Karlin, Ola Salon Owner, ‘During the event, shoes will be tastefully displayed at Ola Salon. You will be able to try them on and if the shoe fits, bid on them.’

Linda Walsh, Owner of Clementine Shoes explains, ‘Many of us purchase shoes for that special occasion or outfit, take very good care of them and are then ready for a new pair of shoes. So, why not clean out your closets and ‘upcycle’ them to benefit animals and their people? Who knows, you may even find a pair or two at the event that you can’t live without!’

‘We are very excited about this new event’, says Teri Ensley, F3 Leader,’ It’s a creative idea for a fundraiser and we appreciate Ola Salon’s and Clementine Shoes’ enthusiasm and support.’

If you have new or gently worn shoes to donate, please bring them to:
• Ola Salon: 2942 Avalon Way SW; 206-933-6702; www.olasalon.com/
• Clementine Shoes: 4447 California Ave SW; 206-935-9400; www.clementines.com
• Hotwire Online Coffeehouse: 4410 California Ave SW; 206-935-1510; hotwirecoffee.com/
• The Wash Dog: 6400 California Avenue Southwest; 206-935-4546; www.thewashdog.com/

For breaking news and updates about this event, check out F3 ‘s facebook page: www.facebook.com/furryfacesfoundation?ref=hl

Questions? furryfaces@hotmail.com

Apr
26
Fri
2013
Musica Sacra Chamber Chorale’s “Taste of Britten” @ Holy Rosary Catholic Church
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

In celebration of the 2013 centennial of English composer Benjamin Britten the Musica Sacra Chamber Chorale presents A Taste of Britten. The play on words suggested in this title also honors the long history of British Choral music as part of MSCC’s spring concert series.

7:30 pm on Friday, April 26th at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in West Seattle.

Tickets available through:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/304359

Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976) was perhaps the greatest English composer of the 20th century. As well as contributing to a revival of interest in native operas, which his works still dominate, Britten wrote a number of sacred acapella choral works. The MSCC concert series will include Britten’s first composition, the beautiful “Hymn to the Virgin” for double choir written by the composer at 17 years of age while confined to an infirmary, as well as the wonderful “Hymn to St. Cecilia” set to lyrics by W.H.Auden.

To properly appreciate these works it is helpful to look at them within the historical context of previous sacred works written within the English Choral tradition. Our concert opens with the wonderful “Miserere Mei Deus” of the Renaissance English composer William Byrd . This 5-part, 1591 work is followed by the beautiful 8-part “Hear My Prayer” of Henry Purcell written in 1682 at the beginning of the English Baroque period. Since music at the height of the English Baroque was pretty much dominated by compositions of George Frideric Handel, Maestor Ingalls has chosen to feature a marvelous double choir piece entitled “Throughout the Land Jehovah’s praise” from Handel’s 1748 oratorio Solomon as the next selection.

Samuel Sebastian Wesley’s father Samuel Wesley was often referred to as the English Mozart. The son, a cathedral organist and composer, wrote the wonderful choral anthem “Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace.” This is followed by selections by two of the most famous English composers of the Romantic period: Sir Charles Stanford (1852 – 1924) and Sir Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934). The selections presented include Stanford’s gorgeous “Justorum animae” and “Beati Quorum Via” followed by the “O salutaris hostia #3” and “Go, song of mine, Op. 57” of Elgar. The latter is generally considered to be Elgar’s finest choral work. The late Romantic composer W H Harris’s (1883 – 1973) composition “Holy is the True Light” is heard next, and the first half our our concert comes to a close with “My spirit sang all day” by the Irish composer Gerald Finzi (1901 – 1956).

The second half of our concert begins with the two Benjamin Britten compositions referenced above. These are followed by three sacred selections by the contemporary English composer John Tavener: “Two Hymns to the Mother of God” and “As One who has Slept”. Tavener’s music is strongly influenced by the sonoroties and chant style of the Orthodox Church. Finally, in addition to composing fine sacred music, many of the composers of the English School possessed a wonderful sense of humor. Our concert comes to a close with an example of this in Jonathan Willcocks (1953 – ) humorous setting “Musical Risotto”

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.

May
18
Sat
2013
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

Jun
1
Sat
2013
Meet the artist Nytom at Makah Visions exhibition @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Meet the Artist: Nytom aka John Goodwin at the Makah Visions exhibition opening June 1st, 1-3 pm at the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center. Exhibition dates: June 1st-Summer 2013.

Nytom’s art is deeply rooted within the rich culture of his Makah NW Native American heritage. Every piece tells a story based on a NW legend or on the artist’s own visions and dreams. “With my art, I can give back to my people and help keep our culture alive and vibrant.”

Working since the 1970’s, Nytom creates art in his own design style in many mediums including limited editions serigraphs, painting cedar boxes, jewelry, and wood carving. Nytom he who walks around is the adult Indian name of the artist John Goodwin. The late NW artist, Art Thompson, was one of his mentors. His work has been shown in art galleries throughout North America.

Also featured is the work of Peter Dunthorne. Born September 2, 1951 in Mount Vernon, Washington, Peter completed a BFA degree in Graphic Design in 1975 from the University of Washington School of Art. Peter lives with his wife Susan on the Upper Skagit Indian Reservation near Sedro-Woolley.

More info and tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/394315

206.431.1582 www.duwamishtribe.org

Trio Lexicon performs @ Kenyon Hall
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At Kenyon Hall on Saturday, June 1st at 7:30 pm:

Trio Lexicon, vocalists Madeline & Richard Bersamina and pianist Christina Bach, present “A Delectable Evening,” songs and poems celebrating food and drink. This is a show for all ages, with lots of nostalgic songs like Tea for Two, That’s Amore, and Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off, as well as more unusual song selections, like Bernstein’s La Bonne Cuisine.

Reserved table seats are $14. Row seating is $12 general and $10 seniors. With a reservation, row seating is only $10 general and $8 seniors. Elementary, middle, and high school students are $5. Pre-school children are free.

To make a reservation, please e-mail kenyonhall@earthlink.net. You’ll receive an e-mail confirming your reservation.

Come spend some time this month at West Seattle’s Lighthearted Entertainment Palace. And save room for one of our locally sourced, free-range Root Beer Floats! For complete program information, please visit www.kenyonhall.org

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
8
Sat
2013
Boy Scout Troop 284 Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Hall
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Boy Scout Troop 284 would like to invite you to our annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction being held Saturday, June 8th in the Parish Life Center at Our Lady Guadalupe from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. You may purchase tickets at the door. The cost is $7 per adult, $4 for Children and under 12 are free.

There will be many great items to bid on donated by West Seattle businesses and the Scouts, themselves. Having just celebrated our 98th year, Troop 284 is the fifth oldest, continuously charted troop in the nation! The boys are involved in numerous service projects in the West Seattle community. We look forward to them becoming community leaders and passing on their skills, inspiration and leadership to countless other youth.

Jun
9
Sun
2013
Spring Medicine Concert w/ Correo Aereo, Paul “Cheoketen” Wager & Makiyo Saksita @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Jun 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sunday, June 9, 2013, 5:30-7:30 pm come to the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center for the Spring Medicine Concert with Correo Aereo, Paul “Cheoketen” Wager & Makiyo Saksita

COST: Suggested Donation: $15 Adults, $5 Students, Elders, Unemployed

Enjoy a spring tonic of Native, Latin and Japanese acoustic music in our cedar longhouse. Correo Aereo’s Latin/World Music. Cheokten’s Native American flute & spirit-gifted songs. Makiyo Saksita’s songs inspired by nature.

The Seattle based, Correo Aereo (Air Mail) is an award winning acoustic multi-instrumental and vocal Latin/World Music Duo. They perform traditional music of Latin America: especially of Venezuela, Argentina & Mexico, as well as their own original music deeply inspired by swimming and playing in these ancient rivers of traditions while being alive to organic innovation.

NW Native American flutist, Paul “Che oke ten” Wagner” will focus upon his Spirit-gifted songs that have come to him with visions of healing & prayer for all relations (tree people, animal people, human people). Makiyo Saksita, a gifted singer-songwriter from Yokohama Japan, gathers her musical inspiration by listening to the voice of nature, this spiritual message ever present in her voice and emotion.

www.duwamishtribe.org

www.facebook.com/duwamish

Jun
30
Sun
2013
Kitty Harbor Presents: SpudNeuter! A 20-Year Anniversary Fundraiser! @ Ola Salon
Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

ANIMALE Wine Tasting, Gourmet Spud Bar, Craft Brew, Live Music & Silent Auction

Date: Sunday, June 30th
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm
Event Location: Ola Salon, 2942 Avalon Way SW, 206-933-6702
Admission Donation: $20.00 Adv; $25.00 At Door (provides fabulous potato bar & wine tasting)
Special Guest Appearance: The Famous Oskar the Blind Cat and his buddy Klaus
Live Music Guest: Tres Sway

To see the flyer and full press release please go to: http://www.facebook.com/events/166633093508761/
and feel free to ‘share’ it!

‘Twenty years’, says Delyn Kosbab, Founder of Kitty Harbor, ‘I’ve been doing cat rescue, rehabilitation and adoptions for 20 years! During this time I have rescued and adopted out, or Trapped/Neutered/Returned,15,000 plus cats. It is time to celebrate and raise money to improve Kitty Harbor’s facility so we can get on with the next 20 years!

Terese Machmiller, the Mastermind Planner behind this event explains, ‘After volunteering onsite for eight months, I wanted to do more, so when I heard that Kitty Harbor wanted to raise $7,000 for a ring worm isolation room to prevent cross-contamination, and to install a security system, ‘SpudNeuter!’ was launched.

‘We hope you will join us for an evening of silent auction, live music, wine-tasting, gourmet potato bar and celebration in the beautiful setting of Ola Salon in West Seattle,’ says Melody, Kitty Harbor onsite caretaker & right-hand Woman.

Get your advance tickets, starting June 14th, at any one of our Outlets:
•Ola Salon: 2942 Avalon Way SW; (206) 933-6702; http://www.olasalon.com/
•The Wash Dog: 6400 California Avenue SW; (206) 935-4546; http://www.thewashdog.com/
•Kitty Harbor, 3422 Harbor Ave SW; (206) 935-1919; info@kittyharborseattle.org
•Hotwire Online Coffeehouse; 4410 Cal Ave SW; (206) 935.1510, info@hotwirecoffee.com

To see the flyer and full press release please go to: http://www.facebook.com/events/166633093508761/
and feel free to ‘share’ it!

info@kittyharborseattle.org
temachmiller@gmail.com
Website: http://www.kittyharborseattle.org/about/

Jul
13
Sat
2013
Chief Sealth All School Reunion @ Chief Sealth International High School
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Friends of Sealth will be hosting an all school reunion Saturday, July 13, 2013, from 2 pm-5 pm at Chief Sealth International High School. All alumni, and alumni staff are invited to attend. Our event begins in the Commons (near the main office) and our schedule will include a short program, walking tours of the campus, and an opportunity to connect with classmates. Please visit our website www.friendsofsealth.org
or “like” Friends of Sealth on facebook.

Jul
19
Fri
2013
Our Stories Our Voices: Sili Savusa @ White Center Community Cultural Center
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You are invited to the monthly Trusted Advocates Storytelling Program “OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES.”

Join us! Hear stories from our local communities – stories of personal journeys, family life, of memorable people from old and new places.

Friday, July 19th at the White Center Community Cultural Center’s Hillborn Room.
6:00 pm: Light meal from presenter’s culture/heritage
6:30 pm: Storytelling program – followed by Q/A segment

Our Special Guest this month:
Sili Savusa – “TO SAMOA’S DAUGHTER – COMMUNITY IS EVERYTHING”

Growing up in a strong island community, Sili shares her family’s strong ties on how “community organizing” became a meaningful component in her life as well as career. She shares how the Samoan/Pacific Islander
culture & life in the US has shaped her focus on the issues of race & social justice, particularly in the education system & advocacy work for children & families of color.

BIO:
Exec. Director – White Center Community Development Association. A former Highline School Board member who
helped pen the Districts’ Equity Policy has an extensive background in organizing around education. Sili’s
advocacy work includes the: API Advisory Committee & ANAPISI Steering at So. Sea. Comm. Coll., Governor’s Commission on Closing the Education Opportunity Gap, API Education Think Tank & Pacific Islander Education Task Force. Sili is also a resource trainer for the Peoples Institute for Survival & Beyond (based in New Orleans which helps her maintain an analysis on racism and its impact on education). She is also an integral resource to the education system to help schools better align with communities and families & ultimately improve student outcomes. Sili is also the proud mother of three children.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS INVITE TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS! YOU ARE A PART OF A COMMUNITY, BE HERE. WE’LL SEE YOU ON FRIDAY, JULY 19th!!!

Questions: Nancy Calos-Nakano 206.795.0833 or trustedadvocates@gmail.com

Aug
14
Wed
2013
Africa Sing! Africa Dance! @ Delridge Library
Aug 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Etienne Cakpo for an interactive performance of singing, clapping and dancing. Everyone will enjoy songs and dances from Africa. For all ages.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 2–3 pm at the Delridge Library.

Aug
16
Fri
2013
34th District Democrats Annual Garden Party and Auction @ West Seattle Nursery
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for: The 34th District Democrats Annual Garden Party and Auction on Friday August 16th at 6 pm at the West Seattle Nursery.

Membership donation $34 per person / $60 per couple.
Food provided and no host bar. Musical entertainment.

Donations of quality auction items requested. For more information or to donate an item contact: Carol Frillman – (425) 785-7502

Aug
17
Sat
2013
6th Annual Craig Wilkerson Golf Tournament benefits Make-a-Wish Foundation @ Jefferson Golf Course
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Since 1995, The West Seattle Eagles Ladies Auxiliary has raised over $95,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska and Washington by holding various fundraisers. At three years of age and suffering from a brain tumor, Craig Wilkerson was granted his “wish” to drive a race car. He passed away shortly after his “wish” was granted, spurring his Grandmother, Past Madam President Mary Lou Wilkerson, to start raising funds for the program. Now in it’s 16th year, the Craig Wilkerson Golf Tournament, is our largest fundraiser of the year.

The tournament is open to everyone and will be held at Jefferson Golf Course Saturday, August 17th. Scramble format, tee time 10 am. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes. Men’s, Woman’s and Mixed. Optional side bets available.

Cost is $80 per golfer, if preregistered and paid by August 1. After August 1, cost is $85 per golfer. Deadline for entry is August 10. Entry fee includes dinner at the West Seattle Eagles after the tournament. We will also be holding a live and silent auction and have entertainment to follow dinner.

To Register: Click here to see jpeg of entry form that you can print, fill out and return to the West Seattle Eagles Auxiliary.

Aug
22
Thu
2013
Lobster Luau dinner & music @ Merrill Gardens at Admiral Heights
Aug 22 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Lobster Luau

Thursday, August 22nd, 4:30-6:30 pm
Merrill Gardens Admiral Heights (WSB sponsor)

Fresh lobster, summer salad, blue wave potatoes, slaw, coconut cake, pina coladas
Luau Music and Hula Dancers

Please join us. The cost is $25.00
RSVP by August 19th..

Call Kim Hardwick for more information: 206-938-3964

Merrill Gardens Admiral Heights

Seattle

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.

Aug
25
Sun
2013
Karaoke Benefit for crash survivor Logan Wicker @ Skylark Café & Club
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Karaoke Benefit for Logan Wicker
featuring Baby Ketten Karaoke!
Sunday August 25th
8-11 pm at Skylark Café & Club


In the early morning of June 23rd, Logan Wicker was driving home from working a shift at the Skylark Café when his car was hit by a drunk driver. He and his passenger both sustained critical injuries and were rushed to Harborview. He remains in critical condition and will have a very long road to recovery ahead of him. Friends and family of Logan Wicker are hosting a benefit in his name to take care of the financial load that is accumulating so that he and the family can focus solely on his health and recovery.

All proceeds of the Karaoke event will go directly to the Logan Wicker Fund.

There’s a website too – getrightlogan.com – and a Facebook page for the benefit event information. And if you can’t make it to the benefit at Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), you can donate via any Chase Bank; the Logan Wicker Fund is account #954 989 786.

Sep
13
Fri
2013
Bunko Night & silent auction @ West Seattle Senior Center
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Bunko Night & silent auction on Friday, September 13th at 7:00 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle. Whether you are a Bunko pro or a newbie to the game, we’ve got a spot at the table for you! Enjoy snacks, specialty cocktails, and prizes while playing. You will have a chance to win prizes donated by local companies! During the silent auction, you’ll have the opportunity to bid on more great prizes such as 2 tickets to the sold out Apple Cup game at the new Husky stadium! All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association in their fight to end Alzheimer’s disease.

Cost: $10 per person

This event is hosted by West Seattle’s Park West Care Center at the Senior Center of West Seattle. Doors open at 6:30 pm, game and silent auction begin at 7 pm.

Sep
15
Sun
2013
Duwamish Children’s Potlatch @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

WHAT: Duwamish Children’s Potlatch, Noon-1 pm, NW Storyteller Johnny Moses; 1-2 pm crafts, 2-3 pm join in singing & dancing lead by Duwamish Heritage Group “Singing Feet.” Snacks. Free for children of all ages.

Free admission/parking. Sponsored by Seattle Peoples Fund, 4Culture & Duwamish Tribal Services. Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/459687

WHEN: Sept. 15, 2013, Noon-3 pm. Doors open at 11 am. Come early to visit Art Gallery & exhibits.

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle WA 98106

www.duwamishtribe.org

www.facebook.com/duwamish

Sep
19
Thu
2013
Camp Long Dessert Auction & Coffeehouse Concert @ Camp Long
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Camp Long will be hosting its Dessert Auction and Coffeehouse Concert fundraiser once again on Sept. 19th, 7-9 pm. More from Camp Long:

You spoke and we listened- note its moved to Thursday this year. Save your weekend for getting outdoors!

Come celebrate the beginning of fall at Camp Long and listen to music from local musicians, Miles and Karina, while a full moon listens from above.

Bid on desserts homemade or donated from local businesses.

All proceeds go toward furthering Environmental Education via school programs and the challenge course. $10 will get you in the door.

As this is a fundraiser, please bring your checkbooks and a giving spirit. For more information please call (206) 684-7434

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
7
Mon
2013
Seattle Opera’s ‘The Daughter of the Regiment’ preview & lecture @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for a preview lecture of Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Donizetti’s “The Daughter of the Regiment” Monday October 7th, 6:30–7:30 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. Seattle Opera educators will present an hour-long, engaging multimedia lecture that covers the basics of the opera’s history, music and stagecraft.

Donizetti’s lively and graceful comedy sparkles with high notes as two young lovers break down social barriers between polite society and the military. The score includes exhilarating showcase arias, ensemble pieces and a healthy dose of musical parody.

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

Oct
11
Fri
2013
West Seattle Rotary Wine and Chocolate Event & Casino Night @ The Sanctuary on Admiral
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

3rd Annual West Seattle Rotary Wine and Chocolate Event featuring ‘Vinolution’ + Casino Night

October 11, 2013
5:00 PM @ The Sanctuary on Admiral

Featuring local wineries, spirits, chocolatiers, restaurants + silent and live auction!

General Admission $95
+ Casino Night $115

Tickets and more information at www.vinolution.org

Oct
12
Sat
2013
‘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

Duwamish Tribe Celebrates the First Nations @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Oct 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Duwamish Tribe in association with PoetsWest hosts a program of Native American poetry and storytelling followed by an open mike and showing of the film, Princess Angeline. Featured artists include: Thomas Hubbard, Philip Red Eagle, J. Glenn Evans, Peter Ali, and Duwamish’s heritage group “Singing Feet.” Refreshments. Free admission/parking. Other sponsor: 4Culture.

WHEN: October 12, 2013, 4-7 pm. Come early to visit Art Gallery & exhibits.

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle WA 98106

www.duwamishtribe.org
206.431.1582

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

Scary Duwamish Stories with Johnny Moses @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Scary Duwamish Stories with NW Native Storyteller Johnny Moses. Free Admission – register here.

When: October 18, 2013 7-8 pm
Where: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way SW, Seattle

Just in time for Halloween. Local Native American tales of witches and soul loss. A dismembered bunny with a song in his heart that keeps on going. Mean girls get their due. Killer skunks and more! LOF Lots of fun. Children welcome, but parents should use their best judgment. Tales will be scary & gory. Free admission/parking. $3 Indian frybread.

Duwamish Teachings with NW Native Storyteller Johnny Moses: Scary Stories is the third of a monthly series of free family friendly programs. All are invited to share in a deeper understanding of the language and culture of the First People of Seattle, Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe through 5 events focusing on traditional local seasonal songs and stories. Johnny Moses was a recipient of the 2012 WA Governor’s Heritage Award. Sponsored by Seattle Peoples Fund, 4Culture and Duwamish Tribal Services.

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
25
Fri
2013
The Cabiri ‘Ghost Game VII: The Wild Hunt’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm

Thrill to The Cabiri production of ‘Ghost Game VII: The Wild Hunt’ at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center October 25th, 26th, 27th, and 31st, November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at 8 pm. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/445159. (Due to mature subject matter, only those 16+ will be admitted.)

A collection of ancient tales of fearsome hunters come to life via the dancers, acrobats, and aerialists of the Cabiri performance troupe in our seventh-annual Halloween cabaret, “The Wild Hunt”. This dark and beautiful evening of elegant dessert theater debuts Friday, October 25 and runs for two weekends at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle, with the final performance on Sunday, November 3. All shows begin at 8:00 pm, with seating starting at 7:30 pm. Purchase tickets early as this annual event always sells out. Due to mature subject matter, only those 16+ will be admitted.

Ticket Price: $40-$100, includes dessert from local bakeries.

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/232731706880384/?ref=br_tf

Oct
26
Sat
2013
The Cabiri ‘Ghost Game VII: The Wild Hunt’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm

Thrill to The Cabiri production of ‘Ghost Game VII: The Wild Hunt’ at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center October 25th, 26th, 27th, and 31st, November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at 8 pm. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/445159. (Due to mature subject matter, only those 16+ will be admitted.)

A collection of ancient tales of fearsome hunters come to life via the dancers, acrobats, and aerialists of the Cabiri performance troupe in our seventh-annual Halloween cabaret, “The Wild Hunt”. This dark and beautiful evening of elegant dessert theater debuts Friday, October 25 and runs for two weekends at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle, with the final performance on Sunday, November 3. All shows begin at 8:00 pm, with seating starting at 7:30 pm. Purchase tickets early as this annual event always sells out. Due to mature subject matter, only those 16+ will be admitted.

Ticket Price: $40-$100, includes dessert from local bakeries.

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/232731706880384/?ref=br_tf

Oct
27
Sun
2013
The Cabiri ‘Ghost Game VII: The Wild Hunt’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm

Thrill to The Cabiri production of ‘Ghost Game VII: The Wild Hunt’ at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center October 25th, 26th, 27th, and 31st, November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at 8 pm. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/445159. (Due to mature subject matter, only those 16+ will be admitted.)

A collection of ancient tales of fearsome hunters come to life via the dancers, acrobats, and aerialists of the Cabiri performance troupe in our seventh-annual Halloween cabaret, “The Wild Hunt”. This dark and beautiful evening of elegant dessert theater debuts Friday, October 25 and runs for two weekends at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle, with the final performance on Sunday, November 3. All shows begin at 8:00 pm, with seating starting at 7:30 pm. Purchase tickets early as this annual event always sells out. Due to mature subject matter, only those 16+ will be admitted.

Ticket Price: $40-$100, includes dessert from local bakeries.

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/232731706880384/?ref=br_tf

Oct
31
Thu
2013
The Cabiri ‘Ghost Game VII: The Wild Hunt’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm

Thrill to The Cabiri production of ‘Ghost Game VII: The Wild Hunt’ at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center October 25th, 26th, 27th, and 31st, November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at 8 pm. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/445159. (Due to mature subject matter, only those 16+ will be admitted.)

A collection of ancient tales of fearsome hunters come to life via the dancers, acrobats, and aerialists of the Cabiri performance troupe in our seventh-annual Halloween cabaret, “The Wild Hunt”. This dark and beautiful evening of elegant dessert theater debuts Friday, October 25 and runs for two weekends at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle, with the final performance on Sunday, November 3. All shows begin at 8:00 pm, with seating starting at 7:30 pm. Purchase tickets early as this annual event always sells out. Due to mature subject matter, only those 16+ will be admitted.

Ticket Price: $40-$100, includes dessert from local bakeries.

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/232731706880384/?ref=br_tf

Nov
1
Fri
2013
Día de los Muertos celebration and Childhaven benefit auction @ Matador Restaurant and Tequila Bar
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Matador Restaurant and Tequila Bar in West Seattle will partner with two of Seattle’s premier tattoo studios for a Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration on Friday, November 1, 5 pm-11 pm to raise money for Childhaven, a Seattle-based organization that provides therapeutic child care for the youngest victims of abuse and neglect.

Seattle’s Tracy Zumwalt, Curtis James and Jacob McCallum artists from Anchor Tattoo (Ballard) and Ian Duca, Chris Hunter, Joe McChan and Justin McCrow, artists from Alki Beach Tattoo (West Seattle) will donate their time to create Day of the Dead-themed painted longhorn skulls, donated by Matador. Also, Joe Nix, a local Seattle muralist and owner of the Vice Versa Gallery will also be designing one of the longhorn skulls.

Each skull will draw inspiration from the famous lithograph images to Jose Guadalupe Posada, a 19th century Mexican cartoonist whose work is commonly associated with Dia de los Muertos and the brightly-painted “sugar skulls” or calaveras de azúcar, that can be found in shops and market stalls in cities and towns across Mexico leading up to Day of the Dead. To keep with the traditions of the holiday, pan de muerto, a sweet bread traditionally placed at the altars of the dead as an offering or ofrenda, will be served.

A silent auction featuring the artists’ creations will be held at the Ballard and West Seattle Matador locations as part of the restaurant’s Day of the Dead celebration. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to Childhaven, which provides therapy, social interaction, and emotional support to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to ensure they grow up happy and healthy.

During the auction, Matador will run a Día de Los Muertos-inspired menu with food and drink specials. Photos of any skulls not purchased that day will be uploaded to www.matadorseattle.com and the auction will continue online.

The Cabiri ‘Ghost Game VII: The Wild Hunt’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thrill to The Cabiri production of ‘Ghost Game VII: The Wild Hunt’ at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at 8 pm. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/445159. (Due to mature subject matter, only those 16+ will be admitted.)

A collection of ancient tales of fearsome hunters come to life via the dancers, acrobats, and aerialists of the Cabiri performance troupe in our seventh-annual Halloween cabaret, “The Wild Hunt”. This dark and beautiful evening of elegant dessert theater debuts Friday, October 25 and runs for two weekends at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle, with the final performance on Sunday, November 3. All shows begin at 8:00 pm, with seating starting at 7:30 pm. Purchase tickets early as this annual event always sells out. Due to mature subject matter, only those 16+ will be admitted.

Ticket Price: $40-$100, includes dessert from local bakeries.

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/232731706880384/?ref=br_tf

Nov
2
Sat
2013
The Cabiri ‘Ghost Game VII: The Wild Hunt’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 2 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thrill to The Cabiri production of ‘Ghost Game VII: The Wild Hunt’ at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at 8 pm. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/445159. (Due to mature subject matter, only those 16+ will be admitted.)

A collection of ancient tales of fearsome hunters come to life via the dancers, acrobats, and aerialists of the Cabiri performance troupe in our seventh-annual Halloween cabaret, “The Wild Hunt”. This dark and beautiful evening of elegant dessert theater debuts Friday, October 25 and runs for two weekends at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle, with the final performance on Sunday, November 3. All shows begin at 8:00 pm, with seating starting at 7:30 pm. Purchase tickets early as this annual event always sells out. Due to mature subject matter, only those 16+ will be admitted.

Ticket Price: $40-$100, includes dessert from local bakeries.

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/232731706880384/?ref=br_tf

Nov
3
Sun
2013
The Cabiri ‘Ghost Game VII: The Wild Hunt’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 3 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thrill to The Cabiri production of ‘Ghost Game VII: The Wild Hunt’ at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at 8 pm. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/445159. (Due to mature subject matter, only those 16+ will be admitted.)

A collection of ancient tales of fearsome hunters come to life via the dancers, acrobats, and aerialists of the Cabiri performance troupe in our seventh-annual Halloween cabaret, “The Wild Hunt”. This dark and beautiful evening of elegant dessert theater debuts Friday, October 25 and runs for two weekends at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle, with the final performance on Sunday, November 3. All shows begin at 8:00 pm, with seating starting at 7:30 pm. Purchase tickets early as this annual event always sells out. Due to mature subject matter, only those 16+ will be admitted.

Ticket Price: $40-$100, includes dessert from local bakeries.

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/232731706880384/?ref=br_tf

Nov
7
Thu
2013
USO Fundraiser: Silent auction, music & casino games @ Emeritus at Admiral Heights
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Emeritus at Admiral Heights (formerly Merrill Gardens; WSB sponsor) is hosting the 2nd annual Support Our Troops USO fundraising event on November 7th, 2013. USO’s mission: To lift the spirits of America’s troops and their families.

Please join us for a Silent Auction, Heavy Appetizers, Casino Games, Wine, Raffles and entertainment from the Jazzbestos.

Minimum Suggested Donation: $10.00 per attendee
All proceeds benefit the USO.

Where: Emeritus at Admiral Heights
2326 California Ave. SW
Seattle

When: Thursday, November 7th
7:00-9:00pm

Purchase tickets/Questions: 206-938-3964

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.

Alki Elementary PTA’s Auction & Dinner @ Hall at Fauntleroy
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the school website – the auction website is here:

GOLD RUSH AUCTION & DINNER

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th
at The Hall at Fauntleroy
5:30pm – 10:30pm

Mark your calendar – the 2013 Auction date has been set! November 16th 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM at The Hall at Fauntleroy, the Alki PTA will host another great party for our Alki families. There are tons of great items to bid on – click here to review the full list and details. We are really excited for the auction and appreciate the support of our community!

Tickets on sale now!

A huge THANK YOU to Auction Sponsor STS Construction Services!

NEED A SITTER? A local troop of 6 girl scouts who have completed the Children’s Hospital Safe Sitter course, and 3 parents will offer kid-sitting at the Fauntleroy Church, just across from the Hall at Fauntleroy. Cost is $25 for 5 hours. Activities, a snack, and quiet time movies provided. Cost per child for up to 5 hours of sitting is $25. To book, or for more information, please email janellercook@yahoo.com. (Maximum 18 children – sign up today!)

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.

Nov
24
Sun
2013
Natives Rising Tour storytellers @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Nov 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

WHAT: Stories You Have Never Heard Before: NATIVES RISING Tour

You’re invited to the largest Native American storytelling tour in history as traditional storytellers Solana Rose Booth and Ravenspeaker seek to reach 20,000 Non-Natives and Natives. Hear stories that have not been told in public in more than a century. Our culture is transmitted through our stories. NATIVE RISING believes authentic culture is fundamental to the revival of our people. Community Potluck to follow storytelling.

Support NATIVE RISINGS with a $20 donation or donate what you can at the door. Let’s Rise!

NATIVE RISING–Solana Rose Booth and Ravenspeaker are traditional Northwest Coast Native Storytellers. Together they have founded, Natives Rising, an organization dedicated to improving the lives and prospects for American Indian youth. To generate goodwill and support for their dream and to excite a new generation of people to a very old and culturally significant art form these ambassadors of the NW’s First People pledge to perform for 20,000 around Washington State.

Doors open at 12:30pm: Come early to visit exhibit area and Art Gallery. Duwamish Longhouse 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106.

Tickets available online at:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/511652

WHEN: November, 24, 2013, Sunday, 1:30-3:30 pm

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106.

www.duwamishtribe.org

Dec
7
Sat
2013
Annual Christmas Tea @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday, December 7, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm, enjoy St. John’s Annual Christmas Tea. Not to be missed, this fun and festive Christmas Tea includes a Silent Auction.

Tickets are on sale now: 206-937-4545

www.SaintJohnOnline.org or find us on Facebook.

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
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.

“Gifts from the Earth” Dinner and Auction @ South Seattle Community College
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Gifts from the Earth” is an annual event that recognizes South Seattle Community College’s (WSB sponsor) Culinary Arts, Wine Studies and four-year Hospitality programs, as well as our partnership with these industries. Proceeds benefit students and programs at South, such as scholarships, program equipment, and tutoring.

Multi-course dinner prepared by 15 chefs, paired with 30 Washington wineries. Each chef will prepare dinner for two tables of ten and wines for each table will be provided by two Washington wineries.

Silent Auction
Mini-Live Auction featuring wine and dining packages.

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014
Location: Jerry M. Brockey Center,
South Seattle Community College
6000 16th Ave. SW
Seattle, Washington

Time: 5:00 — 6:30pm
Wine tasting and hors d’ oeuvres
Silent Auction
6:30 — 8:00pm Multi-course dinner
8:00 — 9:30pm Mini — Live Auction

The evening begins with hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting and a silent auction, followed by dinner and a live auction. All of the proceeds from the event benefit South Seattle Community College’s Foundation that supports students’ financial needs including: scholarships, program equipment, emergency funding, tutoring and more.

The multi-course meal will be prepared by an all-star line-up of local Chefs with South’s Culinary students assiting. Guests will also be served a wide variety of Washington wine including South’s own student-produced wine. South’s Hospitality Management Students will provide guest assistance throughout the evening.

The all-star culinary line-up is made up of executive chefs from Seattle’s finest restaurants, including some South alums. Participating chefs include: Sky City’s Jeff Maxfield (a South alum), the Sheraton Seattle’s John Armstrong, the Washington Athletic Club’s Eric Floyd, The Hunt Club at the Sorrento Hotel’s Dan Gilmore, the Westin — Bellevue’s Ivo Sandrea, Trellis’ Brian Scheehser, Emerald Cove’s Brandon LaVielle (South alum) and Evan Garrard, and South’s Culinary Instructor Will McNamara.

For the seventh consecutive year, Food Services of America will serve as the Title Sponsor for the event. Additional sponsors include: Boeing, Charlie’s Produce, McGranahan Architects, Vigor Industrial, and WSECU.

Last year’s event brought in a new-record total of $188,000. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available and can be purchased by contacting South Seattle Community College’s Foundation at 206 934 5809 or by email at ssccfoundation@seattlecolleges.edu.

Table assignments are made on a lottery basis.

Capacity: 300 guests
Attire: *Festive
Tickets:*$175 per person or $1,750 for a table of 10
Corporate sponsorships opportunities from $3,500 – $20,000

Event Info: South Seattle Community College Foundation office, 206.934.5809

www.southseattle.edu/foundation/giftsfromtheearth

*Event Sponsorships packages are available.

Feb
1
Sat
2014
Âu Lạc Vovinam Lion Dance Team @ Young's Restaurant
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

From Young’s Restaurant in West Seattle:

Âu Lạc Vovinam Lion Dance Team will be coming to Young’s on February 1st at 10 am. Come join the Lunar New Year fun!!! The Year of the Horse!

Feb
8
Sat
2014
Earl Livermore: Native American Artist—Opening Reception & Artist Talk @ Duwamish Longhouse & Culture Center
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Earl Livermore: Native American Artist—Opening Reception & Artist Talk
When: Saturday, February 8th, 1–3 pm.
Where: Duwamish Longhouse & Culture Center www.duwamishtribe.org.

For more than 55 years, Earl Livermore’s career as a professional artist has been richly varied–including pottery, print marking, pen & ink sketches, oil, acrylic & water color paintings. In 1969-71, he was the All-Tribes Coordinator of the Native American occupation of Alcatraz Island. Come meet the Artist, 1-3 pm.

(http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/572081)

Artists Exhibitions/Awards:

Heard Museum of Guild, Phoenix, Arizona, 1969
Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Exhibition of American Arts of Indian America, Washington D.C. 1967
First Annual Indian Art Exhibit of Montana, University of Montana, 1969
Awarded 2nd place in oils
National Indian Arts Exhibition, Scottsdale, Arizona
Indian Festival of Arts, LaGrande, Oregon
Awarded first place, Eagle Feather Award
Museum of the Plains Indian, Browning, Montana
One-man exhibition and several paintings in permanent collection of the museum
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California
Washington Center Gallery, Olympia, WA 2013

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
14
Fri
2014
Special Valentines African Jam with Mamadou Kone @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mamadou Kone performs at C & P Coffee House (WSB sponsor) on Friday February 14th from 7 pm–9 pm. More info from C & P:

Special Valentines African Jam with Mamadou Kone is JeConte & the Mali Allstars’ ‘Mad Percussionist.’ He is a master at percussion and also plays traditional n’gone. He performs on the traditional Malian bass drum, the Kalabash and the ‘talking drum’, and a multitude of other percussive devices that he pulls from his bag-of-tricks. Mamadou, a long-time member of Habib Koité’s band, Bamada, has toured internationally with Habib Koité for the past ten years. He also performs throughout Mali in many other projects. Mamadou brings an incredible infectious energy to the Mali Allstars’ live performance with his wireless talking-drum magic.

Feb
22
Sat
2014
West Seattle Veteran Center Open House
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The gala once scheduled for this date will be held later in the year. In its place, a chance to go see what the WSVC is all about:

On February 22, the West Seattle Veteran Center (WSVC) will host an open house for guests to support and learn about the WSVC mission. There will be live music from Henry at War, cash bar, light hors d’oeuvres and opportunities to donate to the WSVC. The event is all ages and free, but a $5+ donation sincerely appreciated. Doors open at 7 pm and Music will start at 8 pm. We encourage guests to visit the building and see WSVC’s renovation progress.

The WSVC will house a new elegant Bistro and Lounge and will also connect the community through rotating art exhibitions, concerts, classes, community events and conference space. All combined, each element is designed to bring together the Seattle Veteran community and local neighborhoods, all in support of Veterans and their families.

Event Details:

West Seattle Veteran Center Open House

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Doors at 7 pm, Music at 8 pm

Tickets: Free, $5+ Donation Appreciated

Pershing Hall located in the West Seattle Veteran Center

3618 SW Alaska St

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
14
Fri
2014
Arbor Heights Annual Auction and Dinner @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We’d like to invite West Seattle to attend the Arbor Heights Annual Auction and Dinner on March 14, 2014 “Soaring to New Heights” at The Hall at Fauntleroy! It’s our PTA’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

Community members interested in attending the auction can purchase tickets online through our secure site with a credit card, debit card or PayPal. Ticket price is $55.

Businesses and community members that would like to donate a product, service or experience to the auction can submit a procurement form online here (or download an online form here to print and return by mail, by fax, or at school.)

All the information is on our website too, at:
http://arborheightses.seattleschools.org/.

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
22
Sat
2014
Shorewood Christian School’s “Hearts on Fire” Auction
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Shorewood Christian School invites you to attend this year’s “Hearts on Fire” annual fundraising auction on Saturday, March 22, 2014. The evening will consist of a fabulous catered sit-down dinner, a large silent auction, a high-energy live auction with trips and practical items, and a delicious Dessert Dash.

Visit Shorewood Christian School’s Facebook page
to view some of the awesome items that have been donated. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased in the school office or by emailing JoAnn Hernandez at joann.hernandez@shorewoodchristian.org or calling 206-933-1056.

Doors open at 4:30 pm; silent bidding begins at 5 p.m. sharp!

Childcare provided.

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.

Apr
4
Fri
2014
Vedic Chanting at SoundYoga
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor):

Introduction to Vedic Chant with Stephanie Sisson

Experience and learn the art of Vedic Chant. Vedic texts, thousands of years old, are presented in the Sanskrit language and contain wisdom still relevant to the challenges we face in the modern world. But it is the act of chanting itself that brings life to these texts as well as to the person listening and reciting.

We will use simple chants and sounds to have an experience of Vedic Chant and learn the fundamentals. This class will help you feel comfortable attending the monthly Vedic Chant class at SoundYoga.

This workshop is presented as a 3-part series.

Date: April 4th
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Fee: $50.00

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.

Holy Family’s Reach the Stars Annual School Auction
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hello West Seattle Community:

On April 5, 2014 Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School will be sponsoring their annual Reach the stars /School Auction/. It will include a delicious dinner and fun entertainment. Some of the items up for bid are created by Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School Students. They include amazing pieces of art on glass, tile, wood, etc. Some other items include great unique local vacation getaways, tasty wine baskets, memberships to diverse clubs, up to date electronic devices, and much more. Come and see for yourselves!!!!

It will be held at 9615 20th Ave SW, Seattle WA.

Doors will open at 5:00 pm

You can purchase tickets in advance at Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School.

For more information call (206)-767-6640 or email at schooladmin@hfseattle.org

Apr
7
Mon
2014
Journeys through Muslim Lands art exhibition begins @ South Seattle College Art Gallery
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Journeys through Muslim Lands art exhibition begins at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) Art Gallery, April 7-May 2, 2014 as part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys project. The art gallery is located in the Jerry Brockey Student Center at South Seattle College (map):

The South Seattle Community College Library is honored to be one of 840 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to receive this special collection of books and films exploring various aspects of Islamic faith and culture. The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys titles were awarded to the library by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). The program aims to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

The books and films comprising the Bookshelf were selected with the advice of librarians and cultural programming experts, as well as distinguished scholars in the fields of anthropology, world history, religious studies, interfaith dialogue, the history of art and architecture, world literature, Middle East studies, Southeast Asian studies, African studies, and Islamic studies.

Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Major support for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

We’re proud that we were chosen to receive these materials and hope that you will find them of interest! We invite you to browse the titles in this online guide–feel free to check out any items that interest you to enjoy at home. The SSCC Library, Office of Diversity and Retention, Art Gallery, Basic & Transitional Studies, and International Programs will be co-hosting events related to our new collection during the 2013-2014 academic year. Please ask a librarian if you have questions about this collection or our Muslim Journeys events.

Art Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm (hours are subject to change).

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
13
Sun
2014
Earth Day Storytelling 2014: The Tradition Continues @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for this free event at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center. Native and non-native tellers share stories about the earth and our relationship to it. Paul “Che oke ten” Wagner of the Vancouver Island Saanich tribe, Allison Cox, cofounder of the Healing Story Alliance, and Blake Shelafoe of the Duwamish tribe, will be the tellers. James Rasmussen, the Executive Director of the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition will also speak.

Refreshments provided. There is no cost for this event. Tell your friends. Don’t miss it!

Earth Day Storytelling 2014: The Tradition Continues
April 13 (Sun) 2-4 pm
Duwamish Longhouse
4705 W Marginal Way SW
Seattle, WA
(206) 431-1582

Call for directions if you haven’t been there before. Or go to the website:
http://www.duwamishtribe.org.

For information about more storytelling events visit seattlestorytellers.org. This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Apr
14
Mon
2014
Reception for Journeys through Muslim Lands art exhibition @ South Seattle College Art Gallery
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A reception will be held for the Journeys through Muslim Lands art exhibition at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) Art Gallery, April 14th, 12–2 pm. Halal food will be served.

There will be an Islamic calligraphy demonstration by Ali Rouhfar in conjunction with the reception.

The art exhibition is part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys project. The art gallery is located in the Jerry Brockey Student Center at South Seattle College (map):

The South Seattle Community College Library is honored to be one of 840 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to receive this special collection of books and films exploring various aspects of Islamic faith and culture. The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys titles were awarded to the library by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). The program aims to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

The books and films comprising the Bookshelf were selected with the advice of librarians and cultural programming experts, as well as distinguished scholars in the fields of anthropology, world history, religious studies, interfaith dialogue, the history of art and architecture, world literature, Middle East studies, Southeast Asian studies, African studies, and Islamic studies.

Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Major support for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

We’re proud that we were chosen to receive these materials and hope that you will find them of interest! We invite you to browse the titles in this online guide–feel free to check out any items that interest you to enjoy at home. The SSCC Library, Office of Diversity and Retention, Art Gallery, Basic & Transitional Studies, and International Programs will be co-hosting events related to our new collection during the 2013-2014 academic year. Please ask a librarian if you have questions about this collection or our Muslim Journeys events.

Art Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm (hours are subject to change).

Apr
24
Thu
2014
Film: Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World @ South Seattle College
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

At South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World” film screening and discussion facilitated by Randy Nelson and Esther Sunde takes place Thursday, April 24, 12-2 pm in RAH 125 (map) as part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys project.

The film explores the richness of Islamic art in objects big and small, from great ornamented palaces and the play of light in monumental mosques to the exquisite beauty of ceramics, carved boxes, paintings and metal work. It revels in the use of color and finds commonalities in a shared artistic heritage with the West and East. The film also examines the unique ways in which Islamic art turns calligraphy and the written word into masterpieces and develops water into an expressive, useful art form.

Apr
25
Fri
2014
Singers & Songwriters Music Festival @ Grace Church
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

April 25th – 7 pm – at Grace Church in West Seattle

$10 Admission – Join us as we showcase local artists with a variety of music. Featuring LIVE performances by: Kathy Costello of Pretty Broken Things, Caleb Quick of the Moondoggles, Mati Beckler, Gary Benson and more!

Music – Silent Auction – Refreshments

All proceeds to benefit the multi-church Fiesta Zoo-Mazing Day Camp at the Park, a FREE summer day camp July 28-31, for kids going into grades 1-6.

Apr
26
Sat
2014
White Center Cambodian New Year Street Festival 2014
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Cambodian New Year is April 26th!
The season of local festivals and street fairs kicks off April 26th with the White Center Cambodian New Year Festival, 10:30 am to 5 pm. There will be live cultural entertainment, food, music, games, prizes and more!

Location: on SW 98th Street between 15th and 16th Ave SW.

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.

Lincoln Park Cooperative Preschool fundraising auction
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Lincoln Park Cooperative Preschool is holding their annual fund raising Auction Saturday May 10th at the Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) starting at 6 pm! Check out the amazing items up for auction here:
http://lincolnparkpreschoolannualauction.blogspot.com/?m=1

Lincoln Park Cooperative Preschool is a school that included teachers, children and their caregivers in a way that provide an education for the children, a resource and support system for families, and a community where all can thrive.

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
18
Sun
2014
West Seattle Hi-Yu Spring Tea and Silent Auction @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The West Seattle Hi-Yu Spring Tea and Silent Auction will be held on Sunday, May 18th from 2-5 pm at the Hall at Fauntleroy. Enjoy great tea, company and delicious food provided by caterers and businesses in our community as well as a fun silent auction to help raise funds for our scholarship program and building the float the represents West Seattle in parades throughout the Puget Sound. This year we will also be crowning the new West Seattle Hi Yu Senior Court King or Queen.

Tickets are $25 a person or bring your friends and fill a table of 10 for $250. For more information or tickets please contact Danette at 206 935-6517 or email danettecarufel@hotmail.com. Hope to see you there!

May
20
Tue
2014
Princess Angeline Film Screening @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

WHAT: Princess Angeline Film Screening
WHEN: May 20, 2014, 1-2 pm
WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

Princess Angeline, daughter of Chief Seattle, refused to leave her homeland.
This film explores the story of the Duwamish and their struggle for tribal
recognition primarily through the life of Princess Angeline. Produced by
Sandra Osawa. 53 min long. Free admission & parking. 1-2 pm. Free tickets:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/622409.

Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

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
22
Thu
2014
“Welcome to Native Seattle” Duwamish Longhouse Tour
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

WHAT: Welcome to Native Seattle
WHEN: May 22, 2014, 1-2 pm
WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

Tour the Duwamish Longhouse with Chief Seattle’s Great-Great-Great-Grand Niece. Cecile Hansen, Duwamish Tribal Chairwoman, will share her personal experiences as the leader of Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe. Also enjoy the exhibit areas & art gallery. Museum Week 2 for 1 special. $3 for admission for 2 people. Free parking.

Tickets at:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/623054

Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

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
6
Fri
2014
Welcome historic West Seattle totem pole to its new home @ Log House Museum
Jun 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Everyone’s invited to the gala ceremony welcoming the former top-of-Admiral Way totem pole to its new home on the east side of the Log House Museum: Friday, June 6th. Ceremony starts at 10:30 am. Come early!

Southwest Seattle Historical Society executive director Clay Eals announced the plan today, centering on a “public unveiling ceremony featuring public officials, the Duwamish Tribe, and the student bodies of both Alki and Schmitz Park elementary schools.” Part of 61st SW by the museum (61st/Stevens) will be closed for the event, so that overhead photos/video can be recorded. You’re welcome to be there and be part of it. The pole’s history:

Carved by Boeing engineers Michael Morgan and Bob Fleischman from a log harvested from Schmitz Park, the totem pole stood at Belvedere View Point Park from 1966 to 2006. It is a nearly exact replica of a totem pole carved by the Bella Bella tribe of British Columbia and brought to Belvedere View Point Park 75 years ago, in 1939, by West Seattleite and Ye Olde Curiosity Shop owner J.E. “Daddy” Standley.

Recognizing the deteriorated condition of the 1966 totem pole, Seattle Parks and Recreation removed it in 2006 and replaced it with a differently designed and unpainted story pole carved by a descendant of Chief Seattle.

SWSHS’s restoration and display plan has been in the works since then; the pole was taken to restoration experts Artech two years ago, as reported here. Its return will coincide with a new mini-exhibit called “Reaching the Sky: Totem Tales of West Seattle.” You’ll find lots more information about the June 6th event and the pole’s history in the full announcement on the LHM/SWSHS website – see it here.

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
9
Mon
2014
St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble from Russia @ Peace Lutheran Church
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble from Russia
A magnificent concert of sacred and traditional Russian vocal music

Peace Lutheran Church
8316 – 39th Ave SW (39th and Thistle)
June 9th at 7:00 pm

Freewill Offering

Jun
14
Sat
2014
ArtsWest 15th Annual Gala Dinner & Auction @ The Seattle Design Center
Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

ArtsWest invites you to the 15th Annual Gala & Auction:

Join us in celebration of 15 incredible years with ArtsWest. We will fondly remember our past and look to our bright future in an evening of food, fun, entertainment and bidding to benefit ArtsWest’s artistic and education programs.

When
Saturday June 14, 2014
from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Where
The Seattle Design Center
5701 6th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108

Cocktail Attire Encouraged

For tickets, RSVP here.

Contact:
Danielle Moser
ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
206-938-0963 x113
daniellem@artswest.org

“Do You Shift?” – Shapeshifting Documentary Film Fundraising Event @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

New York Times National Best-Selling Author and winner of the Lennon Ono Peace Prize, John Perkins, is speaking at the DO YOU SHIFT? – Shapeshifting Documentary Film Fundraising Event:

On Saturday June 14th, 2014 from 6-9 pm at the Duwamish Longhouse, world-renowned speaker John Perkins will be speaking at a fundraiser for the documentary film “Do You Shift?“. Introducing concepts of Shapeshifting, he will speak about how to Shapeshift ourselves, our lives, and the world around us as he shares his experiences with Shapeshifting Shaman in the Amazon.

The documentary explores the ancient art of shapehifting as a medium that opens new ways to discover what is possible for humanity and our own lives. Join their fund raiser on June 14 to bid on this unique auction prize: a trip to Ecuador with best-selling author John Perkins who will also speak at the event.

“Filming this documentary has been a very moving experience for me”, says Producer Melinda Raebyne. “It’s hard to adequately put this into words, but we want to share this experience with one of our backers. The live auction offers the winning bid a trip to Ecuador with John Perkins and the crew as we film Do You Shift?”

Tickets are $75 per person and include hors d’ouvres, wine, the live auction and a
fascinating discussion of Shapeshifting.

John Perkins became an international sensation as he exposed corrupt international practices in his best-selling book Confessions of an Economic Hitman. John reveals his encounters with Shapeshifters in his book Shapeshifting: Techniques for Global and Personal Transformation. He now speaks around the world about life affirming companies and meets with the Dalai Lama as well as other world leaders on how to transform our world.

“Do You Shift?” is a documentary exploring the perceptions of shifting from one way of being (which could be physical or emotional) into another way of being. It invites us to examine ourselves in order to learn if our current lives are as fulfilling as they can be; or are we able to shift into much more?

“We are overjoyed to have John Perkins’s speaking at our films’ fundraising event. His book was the inspiration behind this film and to have him speak is a dream come true”, says co-director and producer Alder Sherwood.

The “Do You Shift?” fundraising event will include: The exploration of how to Shapeshift ourselves and our world with speakers John Perkins, the directors and producers, as well as silent and live auctions, appetizers, beverages, wine and beer.

It promises to be an exciting eye-opening evening! For more information contact Alder Sherwood at: alder@corvuseyeproductions.com.

Buy tickets here: http://doyoushift.brownpapertickets.com

To find out more about Do You Shift? Documentary:

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ShapeshiftingMovie

Website:
http://www.shapeshiftingfilm.com/

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxqDCHy3idhxwc6YEkKl8-A

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
22
Sun
2014
Juneteenth celebration @ High Point Neighborhood House Community Center
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A new celebration of Juneteenth – “the second Independence Day” – in West Seattle, set for Sunday, June 22, 2014 2-6 pm at The Neighborhood House High Point Center:

Here’s the announcement (starting with some history), from High Point resident Liz Davis, shared by community builder Shukri Olow:

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.’

This summer will not pass without two opportunities to celebrate freedom, June 19th and July 4th. Do you remember your first Fourth of July? The first time you drove a car? What about your first kiss? Did you have trepidation and enjoyment at the same time? Were there Internal and external fireworks? Celebration and excitement? The exploration of something new yet unknown can bring many different, sometimes conflicting feelings.

That’s what I think the enslaved Africans in Galveston were feeling summer of 1865 when they received the announcement from the Union Major-General Gordon Granger, “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor…” This announcement was two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law. Over the years the celebrations and realization of freedom have grown.

Are you ready to celebrate this summer? You may have mixed emotions about this celebration. You may not have heard of this day of independence. No matter how you feel about Juneteenth, The Juneteenth Committee invites you to celebrate FREEDOM. Volunteers of The African American community at High Point are working with community partners including Seattle Housing Authority Community Builder to bring entertainment, spoken word, and food from the rich and uniquely West African and American culture known by many different descriptions; Black American, Soul/Soul Food or African American, to name a few. Children and adults will have lots to taste, touch and eat at this inaugural High Point Juneteenth Celebration. Sunday, June 22, 2014 2-6 pm at The Neighborhood House High Point Center, 6400 Sylvan Way SW!

Juneteenth celebration @ High Point Neighborhood House Community Center
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A new celebration of Juneteenth – “the second Independence Day” – in West Seattle, set for Sunday, June 22, 2014 2-6 pm at The Neighborhood House High Point Center:

Here’s the announcement (starting with some history), from High Point resident Liz Davis, shared by community builder Shukri Olow:

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.’

This summer will not pass without two opportunities to celebrate freedom, June 19th and July 4th. Do you remember your first Fourth of July? The first time you drove a car? What about your first kiss? Did you have trepidation and enjoyment at the same time? Were there Internal and external fireworks? Celebration and excitement? The exploration of something new yet unknown can bring many different, sometimes conflicting feelings.

That’s what I think the enslaved Africans in Galveston were feeling summer of 1865 when they received the announcement from the Union Major-General Gordon Granger, “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor…” This announcement was two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law. Over the years the celebrations and realization of freedom have grown.

Are you ready to celebrate this summer? You may have mixed emotions about this celebration. You may not have heard of this day of independence. No matter how you feel about Juneteenth, The Juneteenth Committee invites you to celebrate FREEDOM. Volunteers of The African American community at High Point are working with community partners including Seattle Housing Authority Community Builder to bring entertainment, spoken word, and food from the rich and uniquely West African and American culture known by many different descriptions; Black American, Soul/Soul Food or African American, to name a few. Children and adults will have lots to taste, touch and eat at this inaugural High Point Juneteenth Celebration. Sunday, June 22, 2014 2-6 pm at The Neighborhood House High Point Center, 6400 Sylvan Way SW!

Jul
10
Thu
2014
Funny Bamboo Music @ Southwest Library
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Canadian duo Khac Chi combines the traditional folk music of Vietnam with lively new arrangements, light-hearted humor & creative stage antics for a show that’s sure to delight people of all ages. For all ages, at the Southwest Library.

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 2–3 pm

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

Jul
17
Thu
2014
“3 Barrios – Arte Flamenco Profundo” show @ Luso Food And Wine
Jul 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

3 BARRIOS- ARTE FLAMENCO PROFUNDO is an authentic, lively Flamenco show with Guest Singers from Jerez, Spain.

Ali de la Tota, Jesus de la Esperanza and dancer Estefania Sanchez joining guitarist Mark Ferguson & dancer Esther Marion here in Seattle for a fun, lively evening show with authentic singing, guitar playing, palmas, percussion, jaleos and dancing! The real thing on a beautiful summer night in our barrio-our neigbourhood!

Thursday July 17th, 8 pm
at LUSO Food and Wine (in White Center)
Cover $20 / $5 kids

Buffet with Spanish Foods at 7 pm. Wine Tasting.

More info: www.esthermarion.com

about the artists:
www.escueladeritmo.com

Jul
19
Sat
2014
Duwamish Heritage Day – Free @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

WHAT: Duwamish Heritage Day – Free

WHEN: Saturday July 19th, 2014, 10 am-4 pm.

Celebrate Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Native American Heritage at the Duwamish Longhouse. Sing, dance & drum with Singing Feet- winner of a 2012 Mayor’s Arts Award. Class from 10 am-Noon. Princess Angeline film at 1 pm & 2 pm. Exhibits/Art Gallery 10 am-5pm.

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/761417

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

206.431.1582
www.duwamishtribe.org

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
17
Sun
2014
Gamelan concert @ Village Green Perennial Nursery
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Sunday, August 17th 1 pm Gamelan concert. Come enjoy traditional music of Indonesia with Golden Heron Gamelan, performing at Village Green Perennial Nursery in our NEW EVENT SPACE. No idea what kind of music that is? listening to Gamelan is an experience. Suggested donation $20 adult, $10 kids. Bring a blanket and a snack. Street parking for this event.

Did you know that Gamelan was believed to be created by Sang Hyang Guru, a god king that ruled all of the island of Java? He needed a way to summon the gods and invented the gong then created two more gongs for more complex messages – creating the original gamelan set. Gamelan is a set of instruments played together, and still an everyday part of Indonesian culture but you don’t have to travel all the way to Indonesia to enjoy the sounds!

Sep
6
Sat
2014
4th Annual Skihawks “Livin’ the Dream” Charity Auction @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Walmesley Center
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The SKIHAWKS inspire and involve athletes with developmental challenges in the alpine, Nordic, and snowboarding winter sports disciplines to enhance their lives, build self-esteem, confidence, and independence.

Skihawks “Livin’ the Dream” Charity Auction

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Our Lady of Guadalupe Walmesley Center
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm (early check in at 6:00 pm)

Tickets $50 per person, $30 per Skihawks athlete

Includes unlimited hors d’oeuvres, a commemorative glass, 3 glasses of beer and/or wine, live music, wine grab, dessert dash, silent and live auctions and an amazing group of people!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skihawksracing?me

ORDER TICKETS NOW! https://www.charityauctionorganizer.com/Az/73877bdf-0939-4ee6-9eac-fa5cd8fdd323/OnlineCatalog/

When you purchase your ticket, you will receive an e-mail confirmation
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE SPECIAL ATHLETES OF THE SKIHAWKS RACING TEAM!
100% of the proceeds go to the Skihawks Racing Team, a 501(c )(3) nonprofit ID# 65-1192984

This is the fundraising event we have coming up to support our team of 75 winter sports athletes with developmental challenges and 80 plus volunteers coaches. This will be our 3rd year at our Lady of Guadalupe in the newly rededicated Walmesley Center on 35th. Our team has been serving athletes with developmental challenges for over 30 years.

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
25
Thu
2014
Transitional Resources’ Fall Fundraising Dinner & Auction @ Our Lady of Guadalupe's Parish Life Center
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

From Transitional Resources:

Transitional Resources invites our community to join us in support of critical mental health services and supportive housing for men and women living with serious and persistent mental illness. An Evening of Inspiration: Honoring Roots, Cultivating Our Future, will take place on Thursday, September 25 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Parish Life Center at 3410 SW Myrtle St.

The event’s program will focus on celebrating our clients’ successes, educating our supporters on our work this year, and raising funds to continue our work. The evening will include a reception with live music from the Garfield Jazz trio, a raffle, and a silent auction of two Alaska Airlines tickets, as well as a three course dinner. Tickets are $75 per person or $550 for a table of 8.

Transitional Resources is a West Seattle-based non-profit mental health agency with the mission of providing mental health treatment, housing, and a supportive community to those with serious and persistent mental illness. Nucor Steel is the Premier Sponsor of the event, and the Keimig Associates Architects/Planners are Silver Level Sponsors.

For additional information or to purchase tickets to the event, please contact:

Emily McGrath
(206) 883-2029
emilym@transitionalresources.org

Or visit:
www.transitionalresources.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.

Confucius Institute 10th Anniversary Celebration @ Chief Sealth International High School
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Confucius Institutes!

Experience China without leaving Seattle! Join the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington (CIWA) on September 27, 2014 to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Confucius Institutes worldwide. We will participate in a global celebration of Chinese language and culture with games, performances, and fun.

Many activities:
~ Watch Lion Dancers and Kung Fu Performance
~ Make Traditional Chinese dumplings
~ Chinese language classes
~ Tea ceremony
~ Take photos with a Terracotta Warrior
~ Learn beautiful Chinese calligraphy
…and more!

Help us with planning by registering at:
http://confucius.washington.edu/event/ci-day

Saturday, September 27
1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Chief Sealth International High School
2600 SW Thistle St, Seattle WA 98126

IT’S FREE!

1:00 – 3:00 | Chinese Tea House, Chinese refreshments, dumpling making, photos with the Xi’an Terracotta Warrior statue, and more

1:15 – 2:00 | Chinese Calligraphy Stroke Jigsaw

1:15 – 2:00 | China in My Eyes panel discussion

1:15 – 2:15 | Chinese language class for kids

1:30 – 2:30 | Online HSK Demo (Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì Chinese Proficiency Test)

1:45 – 2:45 | Chinese language class

2:00 – 2:45 | Peking Opera Demonstration

2:00 – 2:45 | Experience Chinese Poems

3:00 – 4:00 | Chinese Cultural Performance in the Auditorium
featuring the Franklin High School Chinese Lion Dancers, Seattle Chinese Girls’ Drill Team, Peking Opera, Kung Fu demonstrations, and more.

Sep
28
Sun
2014
Vinyl Countdown Live Auction Benefit for A.A.R.F. @ Feedback Lounge
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come party and bid at the Vinyl Countdown Live Auction Benefit for A.A.R.F., at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) Sunday September 28th at 2 pm. Learn about Animal Aid and Rescue Foundation at their website!