West Seattle Event Calendar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov
8
Mon
Shopping Incentive @ Emerald Water Anglers
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm

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

Nov
22
Mon
Brookdale Admiral Heights Festival of Trees
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm

Celebrate the season with our Festival of Trees!
November 22nd – December 9th

Celebrate the season with

BROOKDALE ADMIRAL HEIGHTS for our first-ever Festival of Trees!
All the uniquely themed trees will be on display throughout our lobby.

Festival of Trees Gala & Silent Auction
(outdoor & heated)

Trees will be auctioned off Thursday, December 9th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

*Space is limited – please RSVP as soon as possible!

Proof of full vaccination required
All proceeds from the auction go directly to Rotary Club of West Seattle 360 for Good campaign

Admission: FREE
Or bring a food donation for the West Seattle Food Bank

To RSVP for the GALA call Tina Bendermacher at 206-512-7730 or email tmeade@brookdale.com

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

Hanukkah! See our Holiday Guide for public events.

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

Winter Wander ~ A West Seattle Scavenger Hunt

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

All over West Seattle

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

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

Cost: Free

Website: wondersinaliceland.com/winter-wander

Contact: Alice Kuder, winterwander2021@gmail.com

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

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

Register here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have fun with us on Sunday, 12/5!

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

There are many ways to participate:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, December 4 10-4

47th Ave SW & Holgate St

West Seattle

https://www.instagram.com/always_be_crafting

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

Free Saturday writing group
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am

(For location – see this site.)

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

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

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

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

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

PROCESS:

10:30 Welcome and crab coffee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 4, 2021 – 11 am – 4 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

David Cinnamon busking
Dec 4 @ 1:30 pm

Musician busking in The Junction, in front of KeyBank.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Show up and play!

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

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

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

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

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

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

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

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

Southwest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for your attention to this very important health matter.

West Seattle Pickup Ultimate Info:

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

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

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

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

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

Kindie West concert series
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The Kindie West family-music concert series is returning to the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, two Sundays a month, October through March.

October 24 and January 9 – Dani and the Bee
November 7 and January 23 – The Not-Its! – NOV. 7 SHOW CANCELED
November 21 and February 6 – Harmonica Pocket
December 5 and March 6 – Johnny Bregar
December 19 and February 20 – Eli Rosenblatt

Doors open at 10 am, shows are at 10:30, lasting about an hour. These are ticketed shows, with an admission charge for everyone 6 months and up, but they’re offering discounted family passes too.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.ounceswestseattle.com/upcoming-events

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

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

White Center Tree Lighting
Dec 5 @ 4:15 pm

Mac’s Triangle Pub
9454 Delridge Way SW

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

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

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

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

Sundays & Wednesdays, 8 pm-1 am.

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

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

Dec
6
Mon
Regional COVID-19 vaccine clinics for Seattle Public Schools students @ various times, locations
Dec 6 all-day

Southwest

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women’s Personal Safety Class @ Online
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm

Learn proactive tips and steps you can take to enhance your personal safety taught by female Seattle police officers and female employees.

Our class goals:

-Know the important role your instincts and gut reactions play

-Discover potentially dangerous situations and how to avoid them

-Learn how to make a safety plan

-Decrease the odds of becoming a victim

Notes:

-This is a facilitated discussion and lecture about crime prevention and safety.

-This is not a self-defense class.

-This class is open to women of all ages and most appropriate for women who are at least 14 year of age or older. For that reason, children should not attend.

Date: Monday December 6th

Time: 6 pm- 7:30 pm

Register here: anc.apm.activecommunities.com/seattle/activity/search/detail/38303?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true

*Please note, you may need to create an account with the Seattle Parks Department in order to register*

If you cannot attend this class, don’t worry! We have one class scheduled per month!

Check out our website for more information: seattle.gov/police/crime-prevention/womens-personal-safety-class

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

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

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

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

Monday Night Trivia at The Good Society
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm

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

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

Monday trivia at Best of Hands
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm

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

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

Trivia w/Quizfix @ The Skylark
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

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

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

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

Dec
7
Tue
Weekly demonstration for racial justice
Dec 7 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

WHEN: TUESDAYS ONLY!

TIME: 4:30-6:00 pm

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

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

Westside School Middle School Information Nights
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Middle School Information Nights (5th-8th Grade)

Our supportive middle school environment nurtures self-esteem while challenging students to understand themselves as individuals with distinct learning styles.

Thursday, November 4, 6:00-7:15 pm
Tuesday, December 7, 6:00-7:15 pm
Wednesday, January 12, 6:00-7:15 pm

Learn about Westside Middle School program from our teachers and school leaders. Representatives from all subject areas and grade levels will share big picture information and program details to give you a deeper understanding of the Middle School program and philosophy.

For more information and a link to the event contact Ted Holmes tedh@westsideschool.org

West Seattle Toastmasters 832 online meeting
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

Every Tuesday Trivia and Tacos

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

Belle of the Balls Bingo @ The Skylark
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Dec
8
Wed
Winter Care Package Drive at West Seattle High School
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday karaoke at Admiral Pub
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 9 @ 1:00 am

Karaoke at the Admiral Pub

Every Sunday and Wednesday 8 pm till 1 am

Dec
9
Thu
Clothing drive at Daystar Retirement Village
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

=10 am-11:30 am at Daystar Retirement Village (2615 SW Barton; WSB sponsor), donate clothing for the West Seattle Clothesline and get made-to-offer coffee.

West Seattle Art Walk
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

Art opening at VAIN West Seattle
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We have an art opening event coming up at VAIN 4513 California Ave SW on December 9th 6-9 pm. Andy is a West Seattle resident.

Art by Andy McConnell
Using old growth cedar salvaged from construction site dumpsters, Andy McConnell makes works of art that seek to honor material that once stood as ancient trees in primordial forests.
Evoking the energy of the Pacific Northwest, his calm compositions offer a counterbalance to change and unrest.
Made with enthusiasm, these pieces hold that life and give it back.

Jewelry by Mary Powers
Mary’s jewelry has its own distinctive style. Her pieces incorporate materials found throughout the ages. Mary’s jewelry comes to life the second you put it on your body.

Julie Pham @ Words, Writers, Southwest Stories @ Online
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm

‘Words, Writers & Southwest Stories,’ a speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is excited to announce that it is hosting Julie Pham for a live Zoom presentation on Thursday, December 9 at 6:00 PM. Pham will deliver a presentation titled “Hidden Histories: The South Vietnamese Side of the Vietnam War.” Registration is required. Please register HERE.

The Vietnam War is seen by much of the Western world as being fought between the Americans and North Vietnamese Communists, with the South Vietnamese largely absent. Yet many Vietnamese refugees who came to America after the war served in the South Vietnamese military, and there is little recognition and understanding of their contributions and role in the war. In fact, in American and Vietnamese Communist histories, the South Vietnamese are painted as corrupt, apathetic sidekicks to the Americans.

How did the South Vietnamese military really experience the Vietnam War? Historian Julie Pham draws from interviews she conducted with 40 South Vietnamese military veterans in the United States, and illuminates how people can remember historical events differently.

Julie Pham (she/her) is the CEO of CuriosityBased, a consulting practice focused on fostering curiosity in the workplace. Her family owns Northwest Vietnamese News. She published  Their War: The Perspectives of the South Vietnamese Military in the Words of Veteran-Emigres in 2019. She earned her PhD in history from the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Pham lives in Seattle.

The ‘Words, Writers, and Southwest Stories’ speaker series is a program of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society in partnership with Seattle Public Library. This presentation is part of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau The Historical Society is grateful to Humanities Washington for their support.

Open Jam Thursdays at Best of Hands Barrelhouse
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Westside School. Preschool-4th Grade Information Nights @ online
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Preschool Through 4th Grade Information Night

The world of Lower School at Westside School is one of questions and journeys, independence and collaboration, where our teachers celebrate each child’s special talents.

Tuesday, November 9, 6:00-7:15 pm
Thursday, December 9, 6:00-7:15 pm
Tuesday, January 11, 6:00-7:15 pm

Families will hear about Westside’s Lower School philosophy and curriculum directly from our educators and school leaders. Through breakout rooms, you will have the opportunity to explore your child’s grade level of interest by connecting with classroom teachers.

For more information and a link to the event contact Ted Holmes tedh@westsideschool.org

Board Game Night at Meeples Games
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Thursdays: 6:30-10 pm Board Game Night

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

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

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

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

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

Dec
10
Fri
‘We’ve Battled Monsters Before’ at ArtsWest
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Book, Music and Lyrics by Justin Huertas

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

Live music at Poggie Tavern
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm

Please join us on December 10th at 8 pm! It’s ’80s throwback night! Bring on your best ’80s costume! A prize will be given before the night is over! The Lumberjax are playing; we are so excited to have you be our opener to live music once again!

Dec
11
Sat
Regional COVID-19 vaccine clinics for Seattle Public Schools students @ various times, locations
Dec 11 all-day

Southwest

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

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

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

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

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

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

Holiday Portraits at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Dec 11 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

We are so excited to offer our Holiday Portrait Pop-Up with Gail Ann Photography in Room 4!

This year, we wanted to dedicate two evenings especially for our schoolhouse families. Why go anywhere else with the hustle & bustle when you can wander down the hall to the comforts of Room 4.

The days we have reserved especially for you are; Tuesday & Wednesday, December 14th & 15th, 3 pm -7 pm

If those dates don’t work for you, please consider the following days;

Saturday, Dec 11th, 8:30 am – 2 pm

Sunday, Dec 12th, 8:30 am – 2 pm

And

Monday, Dec 20th, 8:30 am – 2 pm

Tuesday, Dec 21st, 8:30 am – 2 pm

Make your appointment online; gail@gailannphotography.com or call 206-371-0585 or scan the QR code in the attachment.

Only $45!

You’ll be able to create your own holiday cards or make prints up to 8×10! Includes a free holiday photo ornament too!

Gail Ann will donate 20% back to the community via FCSA. A private link of your entire session will be sent within 48 hours for downloading. Sessions by appointment only sans Santa due to COVID-19 and for everyone’s well-being.

We will be collecting Food, Pet Food & a Baby Drive. Last year we raised over $250.00 and 100 pounds of food, baby supplies and pet food. Let’s do the same this year!

Please share this email with all of your friends, clients, teachers and families. It’s our gift to the community!

Drive-through, student-led food/coat drive @ Hope Lutheran lot
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

2nd Annual Drive-Through Holiday Food Drive!

My name is Atticus and I am a Freshman at Raisbeck Aviation High School. My brother Dominic, who is a 7th grader at Hope Lutheran, and I are once again doing a Covid-safe food drive to benefit the West Seattle Food Bank during the holiday season.
Just drive up and pop your trunk! Monetary donations are also appreciated.

This year we are also collecting new or gently used coats of all sizes which will be placed by WIN (Westside Interfaith Network)
at their welcome table, every Saturday in White Center.

Thank you once again for helping us support the members of our community during these times.

When: Dec. 11th from 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Hope Lutheran lower parking lot (behind school off Oregon Street)

Heron’s Nest Holiday Market
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Free Saturday writing group
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am

(For location – see this site.)

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

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

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

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

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

PROCESS:

10:30 Welcome and crab coffee

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

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

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

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

Explorer West Middle School Virtual Open Houses @ online
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Every fall, we welcome families to our campus to learn more about our school. This year, Explorer West Middle School will be hosting virtual events. These new Virtual Open Houses will be held on:

Saturday, October 23, 11 AM

Saturday, December 11, 11 AM

Our re-imagined virtual events have been created to offer you an in-depth look at our school, including a teacher panel, current schedule, and curriculum. You will meet our faculty, administration, students, families, and alumni.

There will be time to answer questions and discuss admissions. The event is free for families to attend. If you already have a Ravenna account, you can register through your profile or visit our calendar for the Zoom link.

We are also offering in-person tours of campus. You can register for tours through Ravenna. Please contact Dawn at dawnf@explorer-west.org with any questions.

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

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

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

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

David Cinnamon busking
Dec 11 @ 1:30 pm

Musician busking in The Junction, in front of KeyBank.

Holiday Beerfest at Ounces
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Holiday Beerfest
Saturday, December 11 (all day long, 2-9 pm)

Tis’ the season to drink those tasty holiday beverages (…and we ain’t talking eggnog!) Tapped up for one day only, come sample tons of holiday beer & cider! Plus, buy a flight and get entered to win a brewery swag bag!

Link to more info: ounceswestseattle.com/events/2021/12/11/holiday-beerfest